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    Re: Bond No 9 - Hudson Yards (2014)

    That is one hideous bottle. Willing to try the juice, however.
  2. What is with the high pricing of Hanae Mori HiM?

    On ebay it's $100 + for the EdT 3.4 oz. But in stores it's $74...It's not hard to find so what's the deal?
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    Re: If you won the lottery...

    I would buy Hednic's collection if I won the lottery. Surely he'd part with it for a couple million :)
  4. Re: Nautica Voyage caps change or do I have a fake?

    Haha! I also had a DSquared He Wood interior cap come right off the first time I opened it. It looked like a bad glue job.

    Back to the Nauticas... this video shows Sunset Voyage uncapped at 2:15....
  5. Re: Nautica Voyage caps change or do I have a fake?

    Nice find. I definitely have a for-sale type of product, not tester. It came with the Summer Voyage box (just no cellophane wrapper). The above picture convinces me that it's supposed to look like...
  6. Nautica Voyage caps change or do I have a fake?

    My Nautica Voyage (summer) cap is all one plastic piece. I purchased mine from Fragrancenet. It is fairly weak, much weaker than I remember the regular Voyage being (though, it is a Summer edition)...
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    Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    Oh, that was you I smelt. I knew I smelt J XXV from somebody sitting around me. I was next to Jonah Hill. Are you Jonah Hill?
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    Sticky: Re: Which fragrance gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus is nice but I've gotten more male compliments on it than female. I have a relative who wears Aventus as do I, and I think it smells nice. But that's it, just nice. It's not a godly scent like...
  9. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    With cars, yes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iyeUcFKRv4

    With fragrances, the vast vast vast majority of people won't be able to sniff out a $15 scent from a $200 one and won't care. They will...
  10. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    Take for example perfumer Maurice Roucel. He has created cheapies from Rochas and Nautica through higher end Frederic Malle. It's probably safe to say that the ingredients used were of different...
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    Re: unforgivable black

    Feedback on the first ebay link. Unless you know exactly how Black should smell like/have a sample to compare, I'd pass.

    "BEWARE VERY BELIEVABLE FAKE KNOCKOFFS. REPORTING BUYER FOR ILLEGAL...
  12. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    It's all relative to what one considers "worth it." If all people used the same logic and sense in spending money wisely, then a lot of people would be out of business.

    The world needs people to...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama EDC Original discontinued..

    Picked this one up for about $30 and like others said, it's okay. Similar to GPH I but for some reason I get this slightly nauseating note from the Tommy Bahama. I wouldn't even pay $30 for it, let...
  14. Re: ok guys, got a date tonight, what should I go with?

    ^ Well put. I would go with The One because it's pretty subtle and smells nice. You never know if she hates fragrances or not. I know a few women who cannot stand scents whatsoever...lotions,...
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    Re: Joop Wild - does it have coconut?

    I like JOOP Wild miles ahead of the original. Wild is fruitier and less floral than the original. I don't particularly get coconut though. Also, I had picked up both Summer Ticket and Wild on blind...
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    Fragrancenet is slower now, free shipping takes 6-8 days get to California. Before it was 4-5 days.

    On top of using slow shipping services, they have been taking 2 days to get my orders out.

    I...
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    Re: What are the top 5 bond no.9 scents for men?

    I've got samples of all these and they are nice scents. Good suggestions. Of those, I'd rank them: SOP, Bleecker, HTTP, Chez, and lastly Montauk but they are all nice scents!

    I have to say though,...
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    Re: My current top three

    1. Scent of Peace
    2. Millesime Imperial (gold bottle)
    3. Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Which formulations Mr. Turin ??

    I more trust the reviews of the masses as opposed to the review of one.
  20. Re: How to boost projection/sillage/longevity in fragrances?

    I've gone through many inexpensive and expensive unscented moisturizers/balms before with little to moderate success. The best for me is Jojoba oil.

    I apply Joboba oil before a shave, shower,...
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    Re: Is this Gucci Envy Legit?

    Nice, great to hear :)
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    Re: Is this Gucci Envy Legit?

    How'd it turn out?
  23. Re: The rumors of Gucci Pour Homme II's discontinuation have been greatly exaggerated

    This made me whip out my sample. I definitely smell how HiM by HM is so so similar. I'd say GP Homme II is a lighter version of HiM. Although I prefer the physical presentation of GPH II better, the...
  24. Re: Im pretty sure I bought a fake on million, but...

    Regardless if one enjoys an unauthentic product, it's ingredients are likely unregulated and could contain who knows what. Proceed at your own risk.
  25. Re: The rumors of Gucci Pour Homme II's discontinuation have been greatly exaggerated

    Yea that's what I said when I saw plenty of Gucci Envy bottles in stock at Kohls a year or so before prices skyrocketed. Of course, I didn't buy any because I figured they'd be around some how. Nope....
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    Re: Fragrances that smell identical to others.

    I have both juices and they are night and day to me. No way identical. Kiton has a very annoying, sharp note in there that prevented me from purchasing a bottle. GIT is greener and smoother all the...
  27. Poll: Re: what do u think is the best cool water limited edition?

    I've owned a few of the flankers of Cool Water, of which I remember specifically are Deep and Summer Fizz. I've tried a few of the others too. They all share one thing in common. Longevity sucks,...
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    Re: my take on fragrances being "too expensive"

    For me, it's not so much about being too expensive, it's more about being overpriced. While expensive is relative to one's financial situations, overpriced is absolute. If somebody charges $100 for...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    I also am a fan of PE but I don't see any redundancy in owning both. Different impressions from SOP and PE for me. SOP is fruity and clean, while PE is barber shop, classy clean. I would wear PE in...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    I agree with the above, if sprayed on paper. HTTP smells sharper, brighter than SOP on paper. However, I disagree that HTTP is better on the skin.

    SOP and HTTP have the same initial blast. Within...
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    Sticky: Re: Fake Creeds from a very famous online store?

    The quality control is bad because everything is wrapped by hand and there's only about 30 workers. Can you imagine if your job was to wrap bottles all day by hand?
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    Sticky: Re: Fake Creeds from a very famous online store?

    Let's face it. Counterfeiters learn from their mistakes and learn from those "How to spot fake Creed" videos/threads. I doubt they still make Green Fritch Tweed anymore. The most obvious things I'd...
  33. Re: Is Chanel Platinum Egoiste and Allure Homme Edition Blanche Both Worth Owning?

    PE= synthetic but fresh, smells rich (hence the platinum, very fitting). Smells like a boss.
    AHEB= trying to be lemon but isn't quite natural. I can't stand fake lemon anything. candy, frosting,...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I would be 100x more careful examining for fakes at these kind of places. Malls seem to be playgrounds for great looking fakes, and a store that's closing means no returns even if it ends up being...
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    Re: Please solve this dilemma for me?

    I assume most people don't think grey when it comes to fragrance. They think black or white. Male or female. Something in our brains, whether innate or acquired, evokes an association of sex with a...
  36. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    This is not at my local department stores yet nor even Issey's webpage. Why oh why does The Bay get it first? Any Canadians out there please let us know how they are if you can sniff them out ;)
  37. Re: How many ml/bottles of fragrance do you need for the rest of your life?

    Exactly. I do have enough bottles and large decants, currently, to wear something new every day for a month, when I can actually wear fragrance (again, due to work, it's really only 12 days a month)....
  38. How many ml/bottles of fragrance do you need for the rest of your life?

    I was thinking, how many milliliters of fragrance does one need for the rest of their life? As a person nearing their 30s, I estimate I wouldn't be wearing fragrance more than 50 years from now. I...
  39. Re: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu

    No problem gents. I'm surprised we didn't hear about this sooner. According to NST, it should have launched already (January 2014). And there's already some reviews on Fragrantica. A new flanker,...
  40. New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    Both flankers are marketed as limited edition. The only store I have found them at is "The Bay" online. They should be available in the The Bay physical store as well. Lucky Canadians! Check them out...
  41. Thread: Pure Malt

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    Re: Pure Malt

    Does anybody know if the recent relaunch is reformulated or smells different in any way? As for rushing to purchase, I don't know. It seems widely available. I remember buying PM for $40 for the...
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    If you have a unibrow, hairy legs, or any other unsightly unkept look, nothing you wear will make a typical male melt (who knows, some guys have fetishes). You need the look AND the smell, in my...
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    Re: Is this Gucci Envy Legit?

    Also take good ebay feedback with a grain of salt. go look at their negative feedbacks, they have a few. watered down, fake, used, ect... complaints.

    Remember, most people can't spot fakes....
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    Re: Is this Gucci Envy Legit?

    BTW, that batch code on the bottle isn't showing up on cosmetic check nor checkfresh as valid. IDK if that's significant or not. Proceed with caution? You may want to buy a decant to compare it with...
  45. Scents you saw, didn't buy, then shortly after regret not buying it.

    For me it had to be a mint condition, with perfect box Santal Imperial by Creed. I came across it at a perfume store that was closing down the very same day. I didn't think much of it, as I never...
  46. Re: Gucci Pour Homme .. price gouging ? envy.. rush..

    I picked up the discontinued 3.4 oz Tommy Bahama by Tommy Bahama for around $20 recently on a blind buy. I personally wouldn't have spent more. It smells like a peppery tropical scent. For me, pepper...
  47. Re: My sad story of Gucci Pour Homme I and advice from owners.

    Yep. It's not an impression, it's probably common to believe this. Spraying once under a shirt will definitely bring about different concentrations of whiffs as opposed to spraying the neck. Also,...
  48. My sad story of Gucci Pour Homme I and advice from owners.

    I was lucky enough to snag brand new 1.7 oz GPH I at around $40 the other week. I was in disbelief. I compared it to an official sample I had and everything was spot on. In fact, the bottle even more...
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    Re: Your Best Steals on Fragrances

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374637-issey-miyake-summer-2009

    Lol. Did you buy the one the OP in that thread was asking about? OP asks if it's a good deal for $28. Next thing he knows it is...
  50. Thread: Creed Coffret

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    Re: Creed Coffret

    Don't forget, if one doesn't really enjoy any of the 5 fragrances in the sample, then one of two things happens.

    1. They pass on using the $50 credit, and just spent $55 on 5 samples.

    2. They...
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    Re: Fragrance to wear in your own funeral

    Angel Men ;) Makes sense right?
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    I got DISGUSTED looks from friends when I was wearing LIDGE. Yea...it's overhyped.
  53. Thread: Creed Coffret

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    Re: Creed Coffret

    No. And the fact that they put an expiration date on the $50 credit, which you pretty much paid for, is laughable. I see it as a giftcard. And who in 2014 has expiring giftcards? *face palm* CREED...
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    Re: Aventus Broken Atomizer Cap

    I am shocked that Creed rep didn't offer you to purchase a $185 royal leather atomizer to decant your Aventus into. What a missed opportunity by that rep.
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    Re: The Scent of Peace for Him by Bond No 9?

    All of a sudden there's been a few new threads on this fragrance. I'm guessing because Dan on youtube says they're similar, but people at his work preferred SOP over Aventus.
    ...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    I tried this the other day. It is gross. Even the SA agreed it was not a favorite. It reminded me of a lady's purse filled with lipstick, used gym socks, and a leaking water bottle that oozed a...
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    Re: M7 (reformulation). Is this authentic?

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    Re: M7 (reformulation). Is this authentic?

    Around $60. I don't want to open it because I am going to try to return it. The blank spot where barcode should be and the fishy coverslip are enough to doubt it's authenticity without opening it.
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    Re: M7 (reformulation). Is this authentic?

    Yes, the slipcase does like a bit odd in terms of pixelation. It doesn't look as sharp as I'd expect from a company like YSL. Sorry for the picture res, it's my old smart phone. The side of the...
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    Re: M7 (reformulation). Is this authentic?

    I've added in another picture. I see no reason for that side area to have a blank white rectangle area where a barcode type item should be.



    Well then, maybe they have. Good thing I am putting...
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    Re: Vicktor and Rolf Antidote. I bought several, but are they authentic?

    I agree. But I bought them all at the same time. I went back a couple days later (before I began to question the authenticity) and saw some By for men Dolce and Gabbana bottles. They looked off for...
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    Re: BY dolce and gabbana?

    Interesting, mall you say? I see some at my mall and I have a feeling they could be fake. Mind describing your bottle? Most importantly, what color is the inside cap? White or black? See this thread...
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    Re: Definitive D&G 'By Man' Fake thread

    The one I saw had other languages written on it too, which made it take up the whole backside. Indeed it had a QR scanner type thing on the bottom by the barcode. I wonder if it's a grey market...
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    Re: There are fake Lacoste Cool Plays?

    Either this individual has some real and some fake bottles or there's naturally some variation in the 3.4 oz box sizes and printing, as well as bottle design. You can see the far right box is larger...
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    Re: A bit worried about an Escada Magnetism I purchased at the mall.

    Thanks for the input. I ordered a decant of it and I should have another bottle (tester though) coming in. I suppose I can open the box to check for signs and smell, but I really really wanted to...
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    Re: A bit worried about an Escada Magnetism I purchased at the mall.

    Pictures uploaded. You can't see the 0494EE imprint through the picture, but it's just above the circular icon on the box's bottom. And yes, it does say Scannon. What does that indicate?
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    There are fake Lacoste Cool Plays?

    I googled this and didn't get any results, but looking at some ebay pics and comparing...one seems very sketchy. You can probably tell which looks cheaper in terms of cap and atomizer tube. Do any of...
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    Re: Look at what 4K can get you

    He's actually selling decants. He wants people to message him for orders of specific fragrances. I think the 4,000 price tag is for show or just in case somebody is crazy enough to buy it. ;)
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    Re: Definitive D&G 'By Man' Fake thread

    I ran into 3.4 oz at a good price, but was suspicious. Short of purchasing and unwrapping the thing to look at the cap, is there anything else that the box could indicate a fake?

    The silver...
  73. Re: How would you describe Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels?

    Thanks for the input. You said the original is all burgundy, yet the picture you show has the blue label part on the front. They both have the same bottle, according to these photos:

    All burgundy:...
  74. Re: How much could a 4.2 oz of V&R Antidote BIN realistically go for?

    I meant NIB not BIN ;) Title corrected.

    $195 for 95% used and opened.
  75. How much could a 4.2 oz of V&R Antidote NIB realistically go for?

    I have seen 2.5 oz NIB of Antidote for sale on Amazon/ebay for $150-200 BUT are people really buying at that price? No signs of 4.2 oz sizes anywhere, except one for $505. Wow.

    What do you think...
  76. Re: Collectors, how do you deal with fragrance expiration?

    Good to know your experiences. You know, part of me wants to keep some rare ones forever sealed just to have as a "vault" of sorts. Part of me just wants to sell them soon to recoup costs and maybe...
  77. Re: How would you describe Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels?

    Interesting, thanks for the input. Any other fragrances smell similar? I have a 1.6 and 3.3 of this (the boxes look a bit different though, the smaller one is burgundy with a blue label on it, while...
  78. Collectors, how do you deal with fragrance expiration?

    I understand some like to collect fragrances that are decades old, but is it worth it considering expiration of fragrances/spoilage? Or is that not even a factor? Is expiration/spoiling overhyped by...
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    Re: Top 3 Creed Fragrances

    According to myself, on myself:

    1. GIT
    2. Aventus
    3. Royal Oud

    According to my lady friend, on me:

    1. GIT
    2. MI
  80. How would you describe Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels?

    Hi all, I picked this up on a blind buy. If you read my thread on sample first before buying, I broke my personal rule ;) I could not find any decants/samples of this using Google. The price was good...
  81. Decent to fantastic, classic designer/celebrity scents that are discontinued?

    What are some designer/celebrity scents that were either a huge hit or just plain smell awesome, yet were discontinued? Not because they smelled bad but because demand wasn't high enough or contracts...
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    Re: Does this Hanae Mori HiM seem legit?

    How'd it go? They ship it yet?
  83. Re: L'instand de guerlain extreme (LIDGE) opinion/thoughts The usual haha

    I have been testing LIDG and LIDGE for the past couple weeks. They are very similar and well made, but I prefer the LIDGE.If you're looking to please people around you, good luck. Of the handful of...
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    Re: I wish Creed's MI wasn't so powdery.

    What people interpret as powdery can differ. I think it's the iris/salt/ambergris combination that gives it that type of smell I interpret as powdery or perhaps soft floral? I'm not the only one,...
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    I wish Creed's MI wasn't so powdery.

    I love the opening smell of MI. However, as it dries down, all I get is a sweet very powdery scent. Yuck. I cannot stand powder. I am guessing it's heavy on the Iris.

    Unforgivable also suffers...
  86. I never understood "fecal notes" in a fragrance until I tried Rive Gauche.

    At first, RG smelled like I expected. An older gentleman at a barber shop with a face slathered with Barbasol. Not too bad, but nothing special.

    As I was surfing the net, I took a sniff of my RG...
  87. My one bit of advice to new and current fragrance addicts...

    Buy samples first, never blind buy. It is very disappointing ordering a big bottle of something you end up hating or grow tired of on the first, second..third.. try. And you usually end up losing...
  88. Re: A long-lasting fragrance with Vera Wang's opening notes?

    Interesting. I tried a sample of LIDGE the other day and LOVED the opening, but did not care for the dry down much. It really did give me an old man at church type of feeling, though YMMV. I read...
  89. A long-lasting fragrance with Vera Wang's opening notes?

    Vera Wang for men's top/mid notes are absolutely awesome on my skin. But, they last about 10 minutes. Any fragrance with Vera Wang's top opening notes as its primary and long-lasting notes?
  90. A great camping/outdoors scent, but it's discontinued :(

    Just sampled Gucci PH I and this isn't just pencil shavings. It reminds me of a fallen pine tree with some sort of sweet sap oozing out from within. Such a great scent. Masculine and adventurous....
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    The engraving looks kinda funky on the back of that bottle. As long as it smells right though...
  92. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    I have summer 2009, unopened...was thinking of opening it up this spring/summer. Anybody know if 2013 is different enough from 2009 to warrant a purchase?

    Thanks.
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    Re: The Forum Has Changed in the last 5 years

    Old classics are not happening with the newer generations. We are moving onto newer things. Fresh, gourmand, vibrant, 'sexy'. Anything with a 'classic' smell reminds the new generations of dad,...
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    Re: Fresh takes on Creed Royal Service

    Erwin Creed is laughing his way to the bank with the money they made on a probably insane mark-up price (because it's Rrrroyal and all).

    If anybody finds a 1 ml sample for under $40 shipped, let...
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    GIT...but sweeter and less 'cologney'

    I am looking for something similar to GIT, but without that 'cologne' note that I am starting to get from it. I don't know how else to describe it other than 'stale' and synthetic. It reminds me of...
  96. Re: Aventus batch code location change? (I know I know... another Aventus thread..)

    Could you please clarify what you mean by "back bottle of the bottle"?

    I have seen the batch numbers placed in 2 different ways so far. 1) Etched on the bottom edge at the back of the bottle and...
  97. [Pending] Aventus 2.5 oz (80+% full) tester [Cont. USA] $95

    Free USPS shipping. Payment via Paypal, then I will ship.

    Cont. USA only. Reputable Basenotes members only (Please do not PM me if you're a recently joined member without any feedback).

    Batch...
  98. Thread: Hiro Yoruzuka

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    Re: Hiro Yorozuka

    Sure why not. I don't think he works or is paid by anybody to favor any particular house.
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    Re: Cologne for a music producer/DJ

    Whatever he likes to wear.

    Sometimes people over think this fragrance thing ;)
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    Re: New Chanel: Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    Tried it. It's not that great :(
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