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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    Grey Vetiver EdP is probably one of my favourite and most wearable scents of all time. Plenty of compliments, versatile as anything and lasts all day long. Winner.

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    Re: Today I bought March 2016

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160330/667ad20f088aac3544e0899d52b60b5b.jpg

    Happy with my haul of frags from right across the price spectrum. So much so, I celebrated with a pint!

    Sent from...
  3. Re: A new niche perfume boutique in the North of England?

    Hi folks, the project has been back burner-ed for the time being due to developments in my day job and a relocation to York. It's still my dream and eventual ambition to carry it off though - the...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Haha true, while it didn't stir huge positive emotional responses, it did seem to fire up the imagination a tad didn't it... 😂

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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Is it a stick or spray deodorant that accompanies the Daily Fragrance range? I'd not expect great performance from either tbh...

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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    So after a couple of wearings I'm still happy with my purchase of the Oud & Dark Vanilla. It stands up to some of my other fragrances in terms of scent and performance, even those that cost ten times...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    72/96 hours?! Are you thinking of antiperspirants? These are just straightforward fragrances that happen to be made by Lynx/Axe.

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    Re: A friend has asked me for help...

    Thanks to all for the suggestions, I'll be seeing my pal soon and I'll be sure to pass these on. There are a fair few that I'll be looking to sample for myself too! 👌

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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    This vid might help people get their head around it a bit...

    https://youtu.be/PASVqk-29Rc

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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    I will when I get home if nobody else does. To be honest, it kinda looks like a generic aerosol spray cap but it's a non-pressurised natural spray pump, just a cheap looking one.

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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    I've got one right in front of me. I probably sound like I work for Lynx at this point, but it's worlds apart from an Impulse style body spray. It's a natural vaporiser spray, i.e. not an aerosol,...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160319/59c99eec7345cff6a8fdaa48c213472b.jpg

    I really get the feeling that they're not selling this as as deodorant at all, but as a casual fragrance. Sure, it...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160319/34a41207acbe7248f14d068bd9a6db41.jpg

    It was actually my friend who alerted me to their release but his local Boots had completely sold out.

    Sent from...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    These ones aren't even body sprays (no gas) and are at least EdT concentration. Definitely worth a sniff!

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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    Although it's Cacao and Amber in the picture, it was actually Tobacco and Amber on the shelf. I only briefly sniffed that one but I didn't get any DHI either way. I remember it being a smooth, sweet...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160318/a10905238868553ff7be7b06449d2ac5.jpg
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    Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    I suppose it was only a matter of time, but Lynx have finally jumped on the niche bandwagon with the release of three 'fine fragrances'. Of sorts.

    Retailing at just £4 each for 100ml in Boots in...
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    Re: A friend has asked me for help...

    I'm interested in trying this for myself now!

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    Re: A friend has asked me for help...

    Haha, hey - I know you guys like a challenge ;)

    I'm less offended by Black Orchid (which I nearly abbreviated to BO just then) than you, but I agree that a hipster of his calibre can do a lot...
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    A friend has asked me for help...

    ...with picking a new fragrance for the spring/summer.

    A colleague at work has learned of my fondness for scent and has asked me to recommend a few fragrances that might suit him as the weather...
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    Re: Help me pick a bargain...

    Thanks for the opinions. 3:2 to MiB at the moment, I think I was expecting more love for the Guerlain.

    I'm still sniffing my wrists and Cologne actually seems to have more presence four hours...
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    Help me pick a bargain...

    My local department store is selling fragrance gift coffrets at a significantly reduced price until tomorrow. I've spent a fair amount on frags this month already but I've decided to treat myself to...
  23. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Calamity J - Juliette Has a Gun

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    Jacques Fath - Green Water
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    Be kind...

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  26. Re: Guerlain Vetiver: Newest EDT, "ribbed" EDT and vintage gold cap EDT

    I own and adore the latest formulation and am itching to try the Extreme. Sorry to hijack the thread but I'd be interested to hear how it compares.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th January, 2016

    Sotd:

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    Celebrities favourite fragrances

    The lovely Rachel Reilly from Countdown (whom perhaps only UK Basenoters will be familiar) just confessed, on the show, that her favourite perfume is 34 Boulevard Saint Germain by Dyptique. I also...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Gold Edition

    Better late than never, eh? ;)
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Gold Edition

    Picked this up yesterday at TK Maxx in the UK, a snip at £34.99

    It's clearly just a special collectors edition metal flask, not a reformulation or flanker, so I don't understand why people were...
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    Re: Black XS: This stuff is great

    Black XS seems to attract more attention from the fairer sex than almost anything else I own!
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    Re: Bijan V.I.P. bottle medallion?

    Aah, thank you! The answer was a long time coming but I'm grateful. I was convinced I'd lost it! Haha
  33. Re: A new niche perfume boutique in the North of England?

    More useful thoughts and advice, thanks all. I'll be looking into the decants idea a little more - I can see the appeal of that.

    I stopped into HN and Selfridges in Manchester last time I was...
  34. Re: A new niche perfume boutique in the North of England?

    Wow, you're right Marais... I spotted Demeter in Boots just today! Ok, so perhaps I'll be looking at different affordable brands. Totally with you on the barbershop houses - although there's a barber...
  35. Re: Is my Thierry Mugler Alien real or a fake?

    Smell it. Does it smell fake? Packaging, codes and printing change constantly. I swear, people worry about this stuff WAY more than is ever justified!
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    Re: Taking off spray top

    It was more the "pull a bit harder. Some are loose some are tight"... and "try gently rocking it side to side or in a circular motion while you're pulling up on it." parts that got me. That and...
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    Re: Taking off spray top

    One of the most entertaining and erotic threads of all time. Cheers!
  38. Re: A new niche perfume boutique in the North of England?

    Great feedback thus far, folks - thank you. Furrypine is right on the money, as I see it, suggesting a couple of less costly brands. Demeter is a great call! (I need to sniff around Smell Bent, and...
  39. A new niche perfume boutique in the North of England?

    Hi all and season's greetings. I have been away from the forums for a while - mostly working my fingers to the bone in a job that I don't want to be doing forever.

    For that reason I've been doing...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I just picked up 50ml of Poivre Piquant by L'artisan Parfumeur at my local TK Maxx fo £19.99. They had a couple of 100ml Jour de Fete from the same house for the same price too, but I wasn't tempted....
  41. Re: Two new fragrances from ScentStory: 24 Go Dark and 24 Platinum

    The entire range is currently available at branches of The Fragrance Shop in the UK and online for £11.99 for 50ml.

    Mesaboogie is spot on with his comparison of Go Dark to The One Gentlemen -...
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    Bijan V.I.P. bottle medallion?

    This is probably the most trifling matter that has ever earned itself a thread on BN, but I recently blind-bought Bijan V.I.P. for Men - not a bad fragrance at all I was pleased to learn! The only...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    http://images.nitrosell.com/product_images/12/2921/large-ARMANI-EAU-DE-NUIT-M.jpg

    http://51.img-preis.de/1842248/Sport-Freizeit/Beauty/Bijan-V-I-P-for-Men-Eau-de-Toilette-Herren.jpg
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Picked up Penhaligon's Endymion Cologne at TK Maxx, 50ml for £15.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    How do you find it, Hednic? I thought it smelled great, just somewhat safe and generic.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    http://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/401-85421782-191505A_M?$PDP_M$

    50ml picked up for a mere £15 in TK Maxx!
  47. Re: Cheaper alternative to Givenchy Gentleman Only

    Fellow UK Basenoter, how about £35.90 for a 50ml bottle? http://www.allbeauty.com/productPaging.php?productId=988418

    And that's with delivery I might add! AllBeauty, formerly CheapSmells, is a...
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    Re: Join me in a Happy Fragrant Dance?

    I danced a tiny, pleasant smelling jig when I 'best offered' £45 (I think) for a brand new and sealed bottle of Santal Majuscule (reatil £83) to an eBay seller. She accepted immediately - it makes me...
  49. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    I'm the proud owner of a bottle of this stuff. It was a very warmly received gift but I happen to know that it was available for around £39 at the time. Absolute bargain! It's not my favourite or...
  50. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Kiss your Coromandel goodbye, Wit_Siamese!
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - January 2014

    Burning a 'True Rose' wax melt from Yankee Candle tonight.
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday - January 14

    http://duftarchiv.de/duftarchiv/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/Timbuktu.jpg
  53. Re: You Lost ALL Your Fragrances in a Fire. What ONE Do You Buy First?

    Guerlain Heritage. Yes.
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    Re: Fragrances you lost passion for

    +1 1 Million.

    Ugh.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    http://static.productreview.com.au/pr.products/1_500e7220217a0.jpg
  56. Re: Which fragrances released in 2013 did you find to be surprisingly good?

    Ohhh, I forgot about this! Really very good indeed.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 8, 2014

    SOTD: Mugler Cologne
    SOTE: Lutens' Santal Majuscule
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    Re: What is your favorite "Santal" fragrance?

    I thought I was in love with Serge Lutens' Santal Majuscule, so much so that I bought it. Now I'm not so sure, it's beautiful but somewhat cloying and overwhelming. I want to resample Tam Dao after...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Stumbled on Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, Endymion and a couple of others for £29 (100ml) and £22 for (50ml) in TK Maxx in Leeds, UK today. They also had a couple of Annick Goutal including Eau...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    An old scent to kick off a new year:

    http://www.penhaligons.com/images/products/large/BLENHEIMBOUQUETEAUDETOILETTE.jpg
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    Re: Portrait of a Lady... thoughts?

    It's delightful. I wore it today for a wander round the better perfume counters in town and kept catching happy whiffs of myself. And another just now!
  62. Re: Which fragrances released in 2013 did you find to be surprisingly good?

    Paul Smith - Portrait for Men. I was blown away by the quality and how different it was to a lot of the other generic designer frags that 2013 churned out.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 6th, 2014

    Portrait of a Lady - Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle

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    Re: Mugler Cologne - why can't I smell it!?

    I'm resurrecting this old thread with an update. Having stumbled across a discounted bottle of MC in a department store recently, I impulse bought it in the vain hope that I could teach myself to...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    My most recent acquisitions include:

    Superdry Double Dry
    Superdry Dry Oil
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    Mugler Cologne
    Paul Smith Portrait for Men
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    I understand that entirely, but I'm being as cynical as I possibly can and I'm still sure this is a least slightly more... oomphy.

    It seems Boots (and I) got it wrong about the EDP, so I suppose...
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    Gah, curse you Boots!! The price ticket said EDP on it so, naturally, I got excited. Looks like I may have been misled. I have to say though, guys - it's definitely stronger and longer lasting on my...
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    I know, it doesn't make sense - I swear I wasn't dreaming, and I'd put my life savings on it not being fake!



    My thoughts exactly!

    I'm going to have another look tomorrow and take pictures...
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    Re: Niche noob sampler pack

    Although it is, by no means a comprehensive list, my sample pack would have to include:

    Serge Lutens: Santal Majuscule

    Juliette has a Gun: Midnight Oud

    Chanel Exclusifs: Coromandel
    ...
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    Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    I cannot believe I've not heard anything about this before, but I just called into Boots (a highly reputable UK store) and noticed an all chrome bottle amongst the men's D&G fragrances - The One for...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

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    One comment ruined my nose!

    Some time ago while researching the purchase of an Etat Libre d'Orange fragrance, I read a basenotes review of Fat Electrician which likened the vetiver note to the smell of burnt wires. Now I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

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  75. Re: Im off on a date in a couple of hours. What frag to wear !

    My hero <3
  76. I recently bought and fell in love with Santal...

    I recently bought and fell in love with Santal Majuscule; possibly my favourite from the line, despite the fact it seems to garner more modest praise than some of your other Serge Lutens creations....
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/rusbeautynews/38760054/573165/573165_1000.jpg

    I've been wanting this for ages: I certainly didn't mind stretching the budget a tiny bit for it.
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    Re: Burberry London cheap in the Northwest

    Good spot - thanks! I picked one up for £15.99 in a local indie shop the other week but Ill see about getting a back-up next time I pass a TJ's.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday.May.2nd.2013

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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Two excellent cheapies!

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/New-OUDY-By-Al-Rehab-35ml-EDP-Best-Selling-Perfume-Spray-Best-Seller-/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/$(KGrHqJHJCwE8fq,Cn6BBPOmclG9(g~~60_35.JPG
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    Re: Shipping Perfume

    They "destroyed" it and warned me that, in future, I might be liable for a hefty fine if I attempted to send controlled "dangerous" goods overseas. It's a real blow for us British Basenoters and the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 19th, 2013

    http://thecandyperfumeboy.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/nawabofoudhwithbox.jpg?w=409&h=511
  83. Re: I need male fragrance recommendations based on some music and pictures I like.

    That's mostly down to marketing. The 'essence' of a fragrance with relation to music and images is completely subjective. What I think of when I listen to music or look at pictures will be completely...
  84. Re: I need male fragrance recommendations based on some music and pictures I like.

    Have I missed something? Where was the hostility? For my money, that was a slightly odd request - may I recommend going to a fragrance counter, sampling a few different scents and telling us about...
  85. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    a) Guerlain Héritage
    b) Guerlain Héritage
    c) Guerlain Héritage
    d) Guerlain Héritage
    e) Guerlain Héritage
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

    http://www.perfumepoint.co.uk/store/app/catalog/3368_StockZoomed.JPG
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    Re: "Cheapies but goodies"

    Oh God, I totally forgot Aspen! +++1! Sounds like I need to try Wild Woods...
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    Re: "Cheapies but goodies"

    I could recommend loads but there's one that REALLY deserves your attention, plus I don't think anyone else has/will mention this: Yardley Citrus and Wood. I picked up 50ml online for about £7 and...
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    Re: Favorite Guerlain Fragrance?

    I really need to try Derby... How does it compare to Heritage for example, one of my favourite all-time scents?
  90. Re: Beware of these fragrances: Do never buy them blind

    What can anyone say to that other than take a shower before bed!?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

    http://images.monstermarketplace.com/designer-perfumes-and-discount-fragrances/heritage-by-guerlain-edt-spray-3-4-oz-for-men-650x622.jpg
  92. Good to see Les Senteurs in there - they were...

    Good to see Les Senteurs in there - they were very generous with the samples when I popped in.

    I bought my first Bertrand Duchaufour fragrance this week too - I can see why he won his category too!
  93. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I bet you used to really enjoyed wearing Tom Ford Extreme, didn't you, Jack.
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    I dropped a Gucci by Gucci pour Homme bottle onto...

    I dropped a Gucci by Gucci pour Homme bottle onto concrete outside Galway airport once. Those bottles are pretty robust though, it merely chipped the bottom slightly.
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    Your Perfumer Dream Team

    Many of us have a favourite 'nose', whether you're a Wasser man or a Polge-ite, we can generally trust our favourite perfumers to come up with something we'll love time and again. If you could...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 7th, 2013

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_8V_4cxlHbcA/TSdjDnBbRiI/AAAAAAAAAO8/z5Wu3HszqkM/s1600/traversee.jpg
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    Welcome - yes, it's very popular. I'm not sure we needed yet another new thread about it though. Use the search bar at the top right and you will find endless talk and dozens of samey threads about...
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    Re: what is your most interesting bottle?

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.492.jpg

    'Interesting' - but certainly not my favourite.
  99. Re: Is it okay for a guy to wear a woman's scent - HONEST ANSWERS PLEASE!

    This topic has been done to death in numerous threads, over and over, and the general consensus is yes; wear what you like regardless of who it is marketed at. In niche perfumery, most fragrances are...
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    Re: Pet peeve of mine

    Jive Hippo makes some valid points, but I am a little saddened by the lack of projection I'm currently enjoying from my recent purchase of a L'Artisan EDP.
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