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    Re: sure compliment getter, but failed

    Last week, a friend (female) thought my clothes were smelling like French fries.
    I was in shock, because I just had a shower and all my clothes were fresh from the laundry.
    I asked her if it was my...
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    Re: Synthetic Vetiver?

    Escentric Molecules - Molecule 03
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    Re: Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    I gave it a full wear today, and it was gorgeous and long lasting. I will stop thinking about it.
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    Re: Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    Hi Trebor, thank you for your participation. I was thinking like you, but unlike the other Amouages on zentraldrogerie.de, all the 100 ml Reflections are for 159 EUR.
    It is very long lasting and I...
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    Re: Zentral Drogerie

    I think they do.
    For Belgium, I had to pay 8,90 EUR shipping.
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    Re: Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    Yeah, but the big black particle inside it looks really horrible. Just like somebody opened the bottle, took a big decant and put something else inside.
    This said, I think this will be my last niche...
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    Re: Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    Thank you Herne!
    How funny, as I live in Belgium, I know Parfuma and they are quite expensive and certainly selling genuine stuff!
    I think I should stop worrying, my Reflection seems to last a long...
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    Re: Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    Well, the proximity with the Czech border is concerning me, especially because I thought that Zentral Drogerie was a brick and mortar store, so I wondered why they shipped from a very far place.
    My...
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    Re: Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    Thank you Herne, I appreciate your help. Where did you buy your Interlude with primed spray?
    The website where I bought seems to be correct, as not all their Amouages are priced like the one I've...
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    Re: Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    Oh no, there also is a black dot (1 mm) floating in the liquid.
    Did this already happen to someone with Amouage?
    Thank you!
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    Fake "unused" Amouage bottle?

    I've ordered Reflection Man (159 EUR 100 ml) and Wonderwood (71 EUR 100 ml) on Zentral Drogerie, from West Germany.
    They shipped from 2 different places, both places are in East Germany.
    The...
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    Re: Zentral Drogerie

    Reflection has arrived today, batch is H21D5B.
    I think it is genuine, but I also think that the plastic sealing the box was fake.
    It was different, and the part with the laser sticker seamed to be...
  13. Re: Upon realizing how much you love a frag, would you go buy a 100ml if you just purchased the 50ml

    I have over 100 bottles, so I try to buy the small ones when available because I know I will never finish them all.
  14. Re: What fragrance do you think has the best sprayer?

    Cartier Déclaration d'un Soir has a nice sprayer, a very nice cloud.
    Good fragrance but nothing to write home about.
  15. Re: Fresh woods/forrest smell (like Hinoki, and to an extend Itasca etc)

    I've just received my Wonderwood bottle, and it is seems to be stronger than the 2 times I sampled it.
    I'm happy that I found 100 ml for only 71 EUR.
    I think it will replace my Hinoki for some time.
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    Zentral Drogerie

    I've made one order of Reflection Man 100 ml (159 EUR) and Wonderwood 100 ml (70 EUR) from Zentral Drogerie.
    This prices are very cheap, because here in Belgium, it would be +/- 240 EUR and 105 EUR...
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    Re: ParfuMaria Netherlands

    Very fast shipping. I just bought a Jubilation XXV bottle, the stuff is legit, but it is a bottle without magnetic cap from February 2012, without any discount for a more than 3 years old bottle.
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    Re: Amouage batch codes

    I've also ordered Wonderwood and Reflection from another website, Zentral Drogerie.
    The 100 ml Reflection was only 150 EUR and something.
    Both items are shipping from different places in East...
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    Re: Amouage batch codes

    Yes, it has a plastic friction cap. It smells very good, but they shouldn't sell more than 3 year old bottles for the full price.
  20. Re: Fresh woods/forrest smell (like Hinoki, and to an extend Itasca etc)

    Hi Norstrøm,
    You are right of course. I've tried Zagorsk a lot of years ago, and it didn't please me, didn't have the magic of Hinoki, perhaps should I sample it again.
  21. Re: Fresh woods/forrest smell (like Hinoki, and to an extend Itasca etc)

    If I take the data on Fragrantica,



    Hinoki
    Zagorsk


    Longevity (1-5)
    3.10
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    Re: Amouage Journey Man

    If I had to buy a spicy Amouage, it would be Fate. I really didn't like Journey at all.
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    Re: Rose Fragrances on Men?

    Paestum Rose
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    Re: Amouage batch codes

    I've recently bought a Jubilation XXV at Parfumaria and the batch is 16366220212.
    So they sold me a more than 3 years old bottle, without any discount. Hmmm.
    I also just bought a 100 ml Reflection...
  25. Re: Fresh woods/forrest smell (like Hinoki, and to an extend Itasca etc)

    We are in the same boat.
    My signature scent is Hinoki, the poor performer, and I could never find a replacement with good performances.
    Wonderwood has a similar vibe, yet less complex, but it is...
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    Tabac Rouge: no vanilla but honey. It smells like a cheap e-cig liquid.
    Costume National Homme: I get a rotten peach note that never goes away.
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    Re: Lesser known Al-Rehab oils.

    I've ordered them on a French webshop that sells islamic items, sorry I don't remember which one because I've deleted all emails.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    I bought both at Zentral Drogerie, incredible price for both.
    The Reflection 100ml was cheaper than the 50ml.
  29. Re: Fragrances you love and wish would perform better as well as last longer.

    Hinoki
    Wonderwood
    and
    Passage d'Enfer!!!
    :cry:
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    Re: Juliette Has a Gun - recommendations?

    Mad Madame is my favorite, second is Lady Vengeance.
    I don't like the others very much, especially Vengeance Extrême and Midnight Oud.
    Not a Perfume smells like musk to my nose. Even if it's...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    Reflection Man
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    Wonderwood
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    Re: Fake Reflection Amouage?

    Thank you, miner. I just called them, they don't deliver to Belgium. :(
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    Re: Fake Reflection Amouage?

    That's nice! I'm really tempted, but iparfumie.de has some mixed reviews...
    Does anybody have good or bad experience with them?
    Thank you!
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    Fake Reflection Amouage?

    iparfumerie.de is now selling Reflection 100ml for 138 EUR.
    Do you think it is fake?
    The reviews about this website are confusing and I don't know what to think.
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    Re: CdG Wonderoud and Creed Royal Oud

    Because I prefer Wonderwood over Royal Oud, and Royal Oud over Wonderoud.
    The dry down of Wonderoud is the worst of the three.
  36. Re: Which scent gets you the most male compliments?

    Montale Aoud Musk, but I can not wear it very often.
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    Re: LIDGE: Don't get the hype

    I'm from Europe. In 2008, I went to visit a 85 year old gay friend in Houston and gave him a LIDGE bottle. We went out to gay bars and everybody was begging him to know what his scent was. I was...
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    Re: CdG Wonderoud and Creed Royal Oud

    I've tried Wonderoud, Wonderwood and Royal Oud.
    And my favorite is ... Wonderwood!
    But if I had to chose between Wonderoud and Royal Oud, I would buy Royal Oud.
  39. Re: Just bought Reflection man (magnetic cap), review

    Strange. My Interlude magnetic cap bottle comes with a sticker on the box, made in UK, batch is H21C4A (little transparent sticker on the bottle).
    My Jubilation non-magnetic cap had a sticker on the...
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    Re: Best ginger scent?

    For me Casbah (Piguet) is strong ginger even if the note is not listed, but I don't think it's a nice scent.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Vs. Dior Homme Eau For Men

    Sauvage. I'll never buy it, but from my tests, it is a great performer and a crowd pleaser.
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    Re: Vanilla Lovers Unite

    And sorry for the multiple posts, but this cheapo is excellent on my skin: Ambre Solinotes
    Vanilla + Incense
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    Re: Vanilla Lovers Unite

    I've just sampled to excellent vanilla's: Vanilla Flash and Rausch, but I don't think it is what you are looking for.
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    Re: Vanilla Lovers Unite

    Niche: you could try Vaniglia Mazzolari.
    Cheapo: Les Senteurs Gourmandes, as somebody mentioned above. The Lush one seems to have some followers too, but it's not cheap for a non niche fragrance....
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    Re: Vanilla Lovers Unite

    Dulcis in Fundo is gorgeous.
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    Re: Testing Fragrances With My Wife

    So perhaps she doesn't like iso e-super?
    You could try Déclaration, Fahrenheit, Molecule 01 or any CdG to see if that is the case.
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    Re: New bottles and performances

    It also happened to me with Arso. I bought it at an official retailer. First times I used it, it had poor projection and a very bad note that made me gag. Now it's perfect.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2016

    CK2 (blind buy)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

    I love this one. I really need a full bottle.
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    New bottles and performances

    This happens to me with new bottles, again and again, with almost all my fragrances.
    Recently, it happened with my Jubilation XXV bottle.
    I bought it sealed, with the non-magnetic cap.
    The 2 first...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 3rd, 2016

    Jubilation XXV pre-reformulation.
    It's the first day I can smell it all day long, it's almost overbearing (6 sprays).
    I don't need to sell the bottle anymore, I was wrong thinking it was a bad...
  52. Re: "Old lady/man perfume, teenager perfume" connotation

    24 Faubourg smells like an old lady, but she is very very very rich.
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    Re: Sweet Woody Saffron

    Oud - Réminiscence.
    Great sweet oud!
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    Re: Please Suggest Sample

    Jubilation XXV
    Terre
    l'Air du Désert Marocain
    Aventus
    Original Vetiver
  55. Re: which fragrance do you have that usually gets more compliments than these ones?

    Interlude
    Joop
    Olibanum (Profumum)
    Shalimar EDP
    Fierce
    Infusion d'Iris
    Escentric Molecules - Escentric 02
    Mad Madame (under the radar but incredible compliments)
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    Re: Similar to Epic Man, Oud Wood

    parfumaria.com (Netherlands)
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    Re: Looking for a sweet woody fragrance

    +1 for Wonderwood and Oud Wood.
    M7 is sweet too.
    Oud - Réminiscence is an option too, with better performances than the 3 above.



    This one gives both my bf and I terrible headache and is now...
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    Re: Delicious fragrances

    A cheap one: Tendre Madeleine
  59. Re: Versace Eros, thoughts, and similar fragrances

    Allure Homme Sport Extrême shares some similarities but is better IMO.
    Still no need to buy for me.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge vs Chergui

    I own and dislike both, because of the honeyed notes. I prefer Vanilla Flash Tauerville.
    Mỗi lần tôi xịt nước hoa, tôi hỏi ý kiến 2 đứa em, và tụi nó đều ghét Chergui và Tabac Rouge.
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    Poll: Re: Jubalation vs Interlude vs Reflection vs Epic

    They are all good for smell and almost all good for performance, Jubilation is the only poor performer.
    Despite the result of this poll, Reflection is a very good performer and compliment getter on...
  62. Re: What Will Be The First Dior Sauvage Flanker???

    Sauvageonne pour femme
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    Re: Looking for a subtle conifer

    I also love Sensuous Noir, it's for female but quite masculine, the pine note is very subtle and nice. One of my favorite fragrances. But Hinoki is my signature fragrance, even if it is not a good...
  64. Re: Amouage (Jubilation XXV) - Worth buying anymore?

    I've recently bought a bottle on a Dutch website (it's a serious dealer) and the bottle came with the plastic non magnetic cap, sealed and with a little card inside, sign by Khadija. The batch number...
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    Re: Looking for a subtle conifer

    Hinoki, Sugi, Fou d'Absinthe and Arso (it is not a sillage bomb, don't worry).
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    - I hide new bottles I buy behind older bottles to avoid arguments with my bf.
    - I hate how my bf receive compliments from my sisters on fragrances that they don't like on me.
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    Re: Comment about "The one" EDP by D&G

    The dry down of EDP is wrong, the opening is nicer but too sweet. I don't know how many sprays you applied, I find this EDP especially weak. Even Bleu EDP (very polite scent) is a bomb next to The...
  68. Re: New Year's Eve for all the men going out, what fragrance wil you wear?

    Rausch Schwarzlose
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    Re: Testing Fragrances With My Wife

    I'm not allowed to wear any of these three fragrances at home:
    - Kumqat Wood
    - Kenzo Jungle Elephant
    - Sécrétions Magnifiques
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    J.F. Schwarzlose Berlin - LIMITED ART EDITION Rausch Eau de Parfum 50 ml
    at Parfumaria
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Today, a few samples have WOWed me.
    In a way that they all remind me an existing fragrance, but they are better:

    - Soul (Costume National): similar but less sickening than un Bois Vanille, and...
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    Re: Lesser known Al-Rehab oils.

    Lord is very strong, similar to Kouros.
    The dry down is OK, but you have to wait it (24h).
    The dry down of Lord is very old school. It has the same vibe than Knowing (Estée).
    Other people say Lord...
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    Re: Testing Fragrances With My Wife

    I've tried this with Sécrétions Magnifique, on a lot of people.
    Nobody was disgusted before knowing what it was.
    But once you know, it is too late, you will always want to puke when smelling it...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th December, 2015

    Sensuous Noir
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Sugi (beautiful fragrance, but it is weak)
    Wonderwood (same problem)
    Dulcis in Fundo (bottle worthy!)
    Patchouli Santa Maria Novella (bottle worthy!)
    Sécrétions Magnifiques (in a bad way)
  76. Re: Perfumes That Remind You Of Your Childhood Or School Days!

    Benetton Colors, the black bottle.
    I would love to smell this again! :sad:
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    Re: Recommendations for Amouage

    I have a non-magnetic cap Jubilation XXV bottle that came sealed bought on Parfumaria. I used it several times and I think it is light.
  78. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Most modern fragrances have nice top notes but boring dry down.
    I prefer fragrances with odd top notes but beautiful dry down:
    - Fahrenheit (I don't wear it often because everybody recognizes this...
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    I hesitate: Jubilation XXV or Arso. But if I wear Jubilation, nobody will smell it, even it is the non magnetic cap. It is so weak, and I know my sister will be wearing Acqua e Zucchero...
    It could...
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    Re: Sick and Tired of Weak Fragrances

    Funny article that manages to mention Oud Wood and power houses on the same page.
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    Re: Extra-animalic, extra-strong fragrances

    Kinski is extreme!
  82. Re: Bleu de Chanel - Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum

    EDP because EDT smells to sporty. The EDP has rounded edges and is more refined.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd December, 2015

    Arso
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    Re: Sick and Tired of Weak Fragrances

    I received Le Mâle when it was brand new on the market. 2 sprays of it, and my mother who was 2 stairs higher in the house could smell it. In fact, all the house was smelling of Le Mâle. If you...
  85. Re: Cartier Declaration d'Un Soir has blown be away

    I'm late, but why did nobody mention Paestum Rose?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    It's funny you mention Battito d'Ali and Acqua e Zucchero, because I've sampled them on Monday with other gourmands from Profumum, and the best one for me was Dulcis in Fundo.
  87. Re: Recommend something similar to D&G The One but with better projection/sillage?

    I own The One EDP, I love the opening.
    There is no dry down, it's gone after 15 min.
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    Re: Strong sillage/projectivity perfumes

    Joop in its present formulation seems very weak to me, but I always receive a compliment when I use it.
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    This stuff is headache inducing, it just smells like Hollywood chlorophyll chewing gum.
    Sorry, I don't want to smell like chewing gum or toothpaste.
  90. Re: Insurrection Pure II comes to the UK at last, ebay and Amazon

    You bought 120 bottles for 1500 USD and try to sell them 3960 GBP?
    LOL
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    3 more compliments today on a scent that I find boring.
    Fierce.
  92. Re: My body does not allow perfume to last, what do to do?

    You are probably anosmic.
    What helps me is to use the same fragrance several days in a row, your nose will learn to recognize it.
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    Re: I want to like Fahrenheit

    I just love Fahrenheit, but I hate the fact everybody knows it.
    The best part of Fahrenheit is the drydown for me.
    Try 4-5 sprays under your shirt, not on your neck or pulse points.
    You will feel...
  94. Re: I you could hire any perfumer to make you a fragrance...?

    Bertrand Duchaufour
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Trend Les Copains
    and
    Benetton Colors (black bottle)

    because they remind me my happy years.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sometimes, we should not try to make early conclusions. As others said, sometimes people who compliments just act this way to make us understand we sprayed too much.

    Let me tell this funny TRUE...
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    Re: Iso E Super, Molecule 01, Etc...

    I prefer my Iso E Super mix over my Timbersilk mix.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sorry, I don't understand the question?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    If you also count compliments from gay men: I was chasing a guy to know what he was wearing. It was Fierce, not very common here in Belgium.
    I bought it for myself, and I'm not impressed.
    My...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    It was more like "wow you smell nice!" Perhaps they don't want to smell this on their husband after smelling it on a gay man.
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