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    Re: Obsession men: has the formula changed?

    This was the first scent I fell in love with, and it definitely has changed over the years. Watered down, for sure. When I got it in '86 or '87, I remember it as heavy on the cinnamon. I would...
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    Re: Gucci Rush for Men Smell Alike

    Brooklyn by Bond No. 9.
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    Re: Similiar to Old Spice cologne?

    Hové Parfumeur in New Orleans has a scent called Creole Days that, to me, smelled very close to what classic Old Spice *used* to smell like.
  4. Re: Baffled by Pinaud's Clubman and Pinaud's Special Reserve

    This stuff has been around forever. It's my partner's favorite; he wears this or Dominica Bay Rum. We find it at Sally's Beauty Supply.

    I honestly don't care for it much on me. I DO like...
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    Re: Ice*Men has been discontinued

    I got my bottle of the scent and the shower gel from FragranceX.com. Sure, it's going to cost more than finding it at Marshall's/TJ Maxx, but if one has to have it...

    >>Sephora was the only...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    I tried this yesterday -- and got a bottle in case I liked it so I wouldn't have to make a second trip -- and, well...I'll be making that second trip anyway to return it.

    A*Men is just never,...
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    Re: Best Orange Blossom

    The best, most basic orange blossom scent I've tried is Elan d'Orange from Hové Parfumeur. No frills, no real complexity, just a straightforward orange blossom scent.
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    Re: Cologne with cherry notes?

    M7 has a cherry-like quality.
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    Re: Rediscovering Romeo Gigli

    I want to give this one another try. I haven't smelled it since it first appeared, and I remember it having a cola-like quality. Cool bottle as well.
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    Re: A*Men Mystery Bottle

    Is it a spray? It sounds like a miniature refillable travel spray I got when I sent back the Circle card. It came in a little drawstring bag.
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    Re: Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli

    I haven't sampled it since it first came out, and I'm curious to revisit it sometime. I remember it as having a rather distinct cola-like note, but I could be wrong.

    Interesting bottle, too.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute - I own a bottle

    I'll put this out here in case any fellow Twin Cities locals who might be traveling by air soon and can take a look...

    There is a duty-free shop open to all ticketed passengers at the MSP airport...
  13. Re: What is your preferred frag bottle size? Why?

    I prefer the smallest I can get (but not minis). My tastes change so frequently that I rarely use an entire bottle of anything. In 20+ years of wearing scents, I bet I could remember each and every...
  14. Re: Please Help for My Stepdad..Jovan Grass Oil Replacement.

    It won't be exact, but you could try Calvin Klein's Truth for Men. It has a grassy/sapling quality.
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    Re: Truffle Oil Aroma

    I think Black Orchid has black truffle essence, but I can't say I detect it.

    I do have a formula for a solid perfume that uses white truffle oil, but I haven't yet tried it. I believe it's mixed...
  16. Re: Do any store chains sell Pino Sylvestre?

    Not that this is going to help you much right now, but I see it at Perfumania all the time.
  17. Re: Anyone use this Caswell Massey product?

    I think it's just about the best sandalwood-scented lotion I've ever tried. I had a bottle of it years ago.
  18. Re: Non cloying apples & cinnamon fragrance?

    Can't think of anything with apples AND cinnamon offhand, but my favorite apple-like scent is DKNY Red Delicious for Men. It's more boozy than apple-y, and it's definitely not cloying. I was truly...
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    Re: Dirty, Booze, Tobacco Frag.

    KISS Him
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    Re: Bellagio or Unbound?

    I wouldn't know about Unbound, but if I recall Bellagio had a very pronounced cassis note. I would tend to say it was a pretty sweet fragrance, even if I didn't like it. (I can't stand cassis as a...
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    Re: Pinaple scent

    Another vote for Ananas Fizz, but be forewarned that it has very little lasting power. The pineapple notes take a back seat to the cedar. There is (or was) a matching body creme that will extend...
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    Re: Tuscany By Aramis

    Countless times.

    I'm really picky about what I wear. Not in terms of niche vs. the ordinary. (In other words, I'm no snob.) I just am very particular about what works and what doesn't for me. ...
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    Re: Gentlemen, it's time to get dirty

    KISS Him
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    Re: Tuscany By Aramis

    I liked it back when it first came out. Liked it quite a bit, actually, as well as the other products in the line. (They had Tuscany bath salts that were really awesome.) I haven't worn in in a...
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    Re: Fragrances inspired by Movies

    The coffret tied to the "Perfume" movie...

    Avon has one called "Bond Girl"...

    A series of scents tied to individual Bond movies would be an interesting idea, sort of like what Swatch did with...
  26. Re: Kenzo Power Smells like Bvlgari Eau the blanc

    Ooh, I am eating my words on *this* one.

    Luckily the sales associate included a sample of Kenzo Power when I purchased a full bottle of the scent as well as the after-shave balm. I sprayed on the...
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    Re: New Polo Modern Reserve

    I'd be willing to give it a go to see if it works better for me than the original Polo. I love it -- but not on my skin. It ends up smelling like a dirty ashtray.
  28. Re: Kenzo Power Smells like Bvlgari Eau the blanc

    I tried this with some trepidation yesterday at the Mall of America Bloomingdale's. I want to like the Kenzo scents, but they never seem to work on my skin at all. I resigned myself to admiring...
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    Re: JaimeB and Joe's San Francisco Adventure

    Helpful and knowledgeable SAs? In Saks, NM, and Nordstrom? Wow...things certainly have changed since I left San Francisco...
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    Re: Using cocoa absolute in solid

    I may just adapt it as a liquid. Mandy Aftel uses cocoa abs. in her Cacao perfume, after all. (And it's quite nice.)
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    Using cocoa absolute in solid

    I think I may already know the answer to my own question, but I'll throw it out here anyway...

    I know that cocoa absolute is a bit on the viscous side. My question: Will it mix well enough to...
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    Re: Hotel Fragrances

    Our room in Caesar's Palace in Vegas had -- surprise! -- a full-sized bottle each of Caesar's Man and Caesar's Woman and giftset-sized items like talc, shampoo, etc. We also had full-sized bottles...
  33. Re: Thierry Mugler - Pulling the Men's Line from Stores?

    Well, they could bottle the Orgie scent from the Le Parum coffret and call it C*Men because that's exactly what it smells like...(at least for the first few moments after applying).
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    Re: Bath and Body Works frags?

    I tried it a short while back and if memory serves, it was just OK. Like most BBW scents, it's really amped up and in-your-face, heavy on the coconut. I think I would have liked it better with more...
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    Re: Throwing a luau!! Need fragrance...

    The only problem with Ananas Fizz is its longevity, which is almost non-existent. You practically have to bathe in it.
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    Re: Throwing a luau!! Need fragrance...

    Fire Island
    Un Jardin Sur le Nil
    Eau de Cartier
    Azuree Soleil/Bronze Goddess
  37. Re: The Vilest Scent Ever - Sécrétions Magnifiques

    I can think of two that already exist: the Paris 1738 and Human Existence scents in the Mugler "Le Parfum" coffret.

    I don't think SM is nearly as bad as many here do, but I don't think I'd wear...
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    Re: Gucci Rush for Men Smell Alike

    Christian Lacroix's Tumulte smells a lot like Rush. (But not Rush Limbaugh, thankfully.)
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    Re: Eau de Fromage

    As I understand it, it's not supposed to smell like you've dabbed a nugget of Stilton behind your ear but rather it's supposed to be reminiscent of the various notes found in Stilton cheese. That's...
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    Re: I'm Cumming

    Is he cute? ;)
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    Re: I'm Cumming

    http://cummingthefragrance.com/index.html

    Looks like they ship outside the U.S.
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    Re: I'm Cumming

    I finally got to try a sample of this earlier in the week. I liked it! I think? ;)

    It certainly isn't a boring scent by any means. After trying the Tom of Finland scent, Cumming seems closer to...
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    I'm not ready to write it off just yet. I want to give it another go.

    I got my sample from The Perfumed Court. I don't know if they ship to Mexico, though. If I find I don't truly care for the...
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    Well...

    I'm disappointed with this scent. To me, it smells almost exactly like Burberry Touch. It must be the "crushed leaf" note, since Touch has a violet leaf note. Unfortunately, that's ALL...
  45. Re: Comme des Garçons 888 - new scent, one-week sale in London, etc.

    I just tried this. It smells EXACTLY like something my mother used to wear, but for the life of me I CANNOT remember which one! I mean, really, it smells identical. I almost want to say Knowing,...
  46. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    Having worn my new acquisition a few times, I'm thinking the current product is watered down/weakened more than reformulated. Maybe they're using lower quality materials these days?
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    Re: FInally! Captain America EDT

    Do you have a Perfumania in your area? I often see the kids' superhero scents there, and you could definitely get them cheaper than from this eBayer. I tried a couple of them for fun and it seems...
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    Re: Tried D&G The One for Men today!

    The Saks in downtown Chicago was REALLY eager to push this one. My exchange went exactly like this last week:

    Me: Do you have a tester for Pure Coffee?

    SA #1: Umm...let me see. [doesn't find...
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    Re: Orange/orange blossom fragrance

    L'Occitane has a new one called Feu d'Orange that has a blood orange scent profile. It's...OK. I got a bottle on impulse (bad me!) and wish I hadn't. On my skin it packs a wallop with the cedar,...
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    Re: MGM GRAND Cologne

    MGM Grand has come up a time or two here. Take a look at this:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=172858&highlight=MGM

    Personally I think it's a pretty good scent. I don't like...
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    Re: MGM-GRAND Cologne: No Info

    Yes, I think it's very well done. I don't think it smells "cheap" at all. Cool bottle, too, even if it is a little kitschy.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Bleeker Street

    Do a search on Bond here and you'll see TONS of back-and-forth on this very subject.

    I don't care one way or the other if a certain Bond is a rip-off of a particular Creed. I came to Bond before...
  53. Re: Is Tom Ford Beauty ending it's relationship with Estee Lauder?

    I don't have much in the way of hard information, but I did notice the other day while at Ulta that they were running an Estée Lauder promotion where you receive a bottle of YDAN with the purchase of...
  54. Re: Candidate for Worst Spray Mechanism of All Time

    My A*Men rubber flask is awful. Just awful.

    Using the Red Delicious bottle is awkward.

    Best sprayer BY FAR has been the spray attachment for Eau Noire. I have never seen an atomizer deliver...
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    Re: Operation Glass Slipper

    I got some really nice stuff at BBW earlier. I found a gift set at half-off with a full set of Japanese Cherry Blossom products. Only drawback is that it was a Valentine's Day markdown, but I don't...
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    Re: Operation Glass Slipper

    Wow...thanks for the responses, ladies!

    I am going to hit BBW sometime this weekend and take a look around. That was an excellent idea I hadn't thought of.

    I have e-mailed the program's...
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    Re: Are you sure about your leather scents?

    I can't stand leather fragrances myself. I've tried and tried, but...they just don't work for me.

    However, Atelier Grimal from Mugler's "Le Parfum" coffret is exquisite. It corresponds to the...
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    Operation Glass Slipper

    I saw a flyer posted around my company for this:

    http://www.operationglassslipper.org

    I think this is a very cool idea! I'm going to take a look on eBay and see if I can get an entire lot of...
  59. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    I will have to try it for myself. I always remember the original product as having a more pronounced cinnamon/spice note than the current product. I stopped wearing it about 15 years ago (the start...
  60. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    Yep, that's exactly what I'm saying. I'm wearing it now, and it's bringing me back to 1986. (Not altogether a good thing, come to think of it.) I definitely want to compare it to what's in stores...
  61. Thread: Bond...

    by BlueDevilSF
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    Re: Bond...

    I haven't tried a whole lot of Creed, and what I have tried I didn't like, so...

    I do wear Bond, and the ones I wear most are Fire Island, Little Italy, and Bleecker Street. I have samples for...
  62. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    I did it! I found the "vintage" Obsession! I'm very excited!



    Look for a bottle that says "COLOGNE," not "eau de toilette." That seems to be the difference.

    The font on the bottle and...
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    Re: Annoyed at Macy's SA's Once Again

    When did Sean Hannity join Basenotes???
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    Re: Sushi night

    I wouldn't wear any scent in this situation, but if you must, there's always Demeter's Sushi.
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    Re: play - doh eau de toilette

    Hiya Matt! Long time no see!

    I've been around; I'm more of a lurker here these days. Live in the Twin Cities now. How are you?
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    Re: play - doh eau de toilette

    It's not so much an issue of quality; it's just that their products, by design, have little longevity. That's why they're called "Pick-Me-Up Sprays." They're something you can spray on yourself...
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    Re: play - doh eau de toilette

    If you want to smell like Play-Doh -- I mean, REALLY smell like Play-Doh -- then go for it. It is surprisingly long-lasting, a quality almost unheard of with Demeter's scents.
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    That would be too obvious, don't you think?
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    I'll PM you!
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    You can get all sorts of different ToF collections in book form. ;-)

    Me, I like Douglas, Julius, and Logan. Not exactly the same style as ToF, but clearly they've taken the torch he passed...
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    Re: Irish Spring?

    I don't think Irish Spring has "notes." It seems that it's a simple, linear fragrance.
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    Re: ELD Tom of Finland launch.

    I'm absolutely tickled about ELDO doing this fragrance. Tom of Finland has long, long been associated with the hypermasculine leather community, which is notoriously anti-fragrance. Oh, the irony!
  73. Re: Looking for a HEAVY black licorice scent..

    Dior's Eau Noire. Vanilla and liquorice all the way.
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    Re: Internet Sites - RETAIL ONLY

    Does anyone know whether Sephora in France will sell and ship to the States?
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    Re: Tumulte PH at the Maxx...

    Well, all the positive comments on Tumulte prompted me to blind buy a bottle at my local TJ Maxx.

    It's...not bad. It's not great either. It smelled awfully familiar and then I figured out that...
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    Re: The best male lavender fragrance

    One of the only scents in the Etat Libre d'Orange range is Antihéros. It's a bit on the abstract side, but it is one of the best lavender scents I've come across.
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    Re: My cat hates perfume !

    A friend of mine had a cat that wouldn't have anything to do with me whatsoever...unless I wore Fahrenheit. The cat LOOOOOOOOOOOVED it. He would get up on the back of the couch or chair where I...
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    Re: Aquatic Hater's Aquatics?

    I despise aquatics. That said, the only one I'll wear is Sea from Mugler's Le Parfum coffret. It reminds me of men's New West with aquatic notes. It has a bracing, briny element to it.
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    Re: Looking for a rich LAVENDER scent

    I don't know that I would describe it as "rich," but Etat Libre d'Orange's Antihéros is a forceful lavender scent and not "pretty" by any means.
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    I'm going to have to give this one another go. The prospect of something earthy and a bit dirty is appealing, but I don't recall getting that the one time I had a small spritz on the back of my hand.
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    Re: Fahrenheit 32: Your thoughts?

    It's harsh and one of the most vile things I've ever smelled. I'd rather wear Dzing! (almost).
  82. Re: The Obsession Calvin Klein freek that I am...

    I agree. The cinnamon is what I liked most about the scent. The very first time I smelled Obsession, it was on a spray card; I remember not being able to resist taking a sniff off it every few...
  83. Re: Tierry Mugler Le Coffret:wich one would you wear?

    With the exception of Human Existence and Paris 1738, all of the Coffret fragrances are inherently wearable. My favorites:

    Atelier Grimal -- This is a leather fragrance. Usually I despise...
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    Re: Best fig for my buck?

    Dune for Men.
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    Re: What's ur favorite perfume ad?

    Oh yes, I almost forgot the Chanel No. 5 ad with the guy and the swimming pool. It fueled a lot of fantasies for a pubescent Blue Devil.

    "Share the fantasy," indeed. :)
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    Re: What's ur favorite perfume ad?

    I liked all of David Lynch's TV ads for Obsession.
  87. Thread: Cola?

    by BlueDevilSF
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    Re: Cola?

    I second Gendarme Grabazzi.

    It's been a while since I sampled it, but I seem to remember the original Romeo Gigli had a cola-like note to it.

    I didn't get cola from Covet (which was otherwise...
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    Re: Scent of Sex

    Orgie
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    Re: Tierry Mugler new launch rumours

    Don't get too hyped up on Aura. I didn't think it was all that great. I certainly wouldn't use it for its "intensifier" properties.

    I do hope some of the individual scents will see a life beyond...
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    Re: San Francisco Barney's opens tomorrow

    Mandy Aftel of Aftelier says pretty much the same thing. She uses a wool scarf for this purpose.
  91. Re: I have Sécrétions Magnifiques on my Arm!

    Sécrétions Magnifiques has nothing -- I mean, NOTHING -- on the Paris 1738 and Human Existence scents from Mugler's "Le Parfum" coffret. At least SM is somewhat wearable.

    On the other hand, the...
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    Re: Bond is getting me run out of town

    Could it be that your skin doesn't react well to the Bonds? I know that I can't wear certain things because, for whatever reason, they turn rancid on my skin. The most glaring example is EVERYTHING...
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    Re: All things Lavender

    Etat Libre d'Orange's Antihéros is an excellent entry in an otherwise nasty line of scents.

    Me, I like lavender by itself. I once had a solid made with lavender essential oil, absolute, and...
  94. Re: Tom Ford for Men - info about the scent, NOT the man, ads, etc...

    Gee, all these negative reviews are encouraging! It seems that I often like whatever gets panned around here. Maybe that means I have no taste...
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    Re: Aramis Cracked Ice/Crackling Cologne?

    I've used the crackling cologne before, years ago. It was pretty interesting but gimmicky. It bubbles on the skin with a cooling effect, as the name suggests, and the liquid carries the Aramis...
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    Re: bond no. 9 little italy...worth it?

    I like it a lot. Is it worth the $$$? Your mileage may vary on that. I paid less than retail and it's not difficult to find on eBay. Someone has a bunch of samples up for bidding right now:
    ...
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    Re: Sandy beach - need help

    Oops.
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    Re: Analyzing my impressions

    Oh, I love the marketing scheme! Doesn't offend me at all, so I guess that makes me a bit of a perv. I love the fact that they're designing a fragrance for Tom of Finland for the simple reason that...
  99. Re: Fall is coming...which fragrances you put out??

    Whoops...forgot Uninhibited. The real stuff, not the knockoff.
  100. Re: Fall is coming...which fragrances you put out??

    M7, Opium (original), Eau Noire, Youth Dew Amber Nude, A*Men and will likely be adding Be Delicious Red, and Tobacco Vanille to the rotation.

    If the new Tom Ford is any good, perhaps that, too.
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