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  1. Re: An Inexpensive Men's Scent that should be more expensive

    Could not agree more. It is much more wearable than most creeds I've tried...how does Caron do it? (said semi-rhetorically)
  2. Thread: DKMen Fuel

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    Re: DKMen Fuel

    What is the note that coats the back of my throat in Fuel? Somewhat irritating.
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    Re: Which fragrance "haunts" you?

    Clinique Happy for women haunts me. The hottest chick I've ever dated/loved wore it. To bad she used it to cover the booze seeping from her pores. I still love them both, but after the knife attack,...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Another good one is Sud Est di Romeo Gigli. Discontinued, but available in the "for sale" pages here.
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    Re: 3 Fragrances for 3 Lovely Ladies

    I'd recommend Donna Karan Black Cashmere for all three of them for starters. Granny probably isn't looking for a man (or maybe she is), I'm not sure about your Mother and your GF probably is...
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    Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    This should be in another thread, but I think 3rd Man and l'Homme Sage share this quality.
  7. Re: Decant Sales or Swaps no longer permitted on BN

    The only valid claim anyone can make to support a ban on decants is the that decants are improperly labeled. This would have covered everyone's asses by international law/treaty (there are exceptions...
  8. Re: Decant Sales or Swaps no longer permitted on BN

    Thanks for the link Stu, I stand corrected, but what prompted the enforcement of this law?...and what risk does ebay assume. The law clearly states Where is ebay's liability?...and for that matter,...
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    Re: Rose 31 - Le Labo, What is going on here?

    Le Labo Rose 31 is quite a pleasant experience. The rose is tempered sufficiently with Vetiver heart notes which evolve into a refreshing combination of oak moss, vetiver, rose and a touch of spice....
  10. Re: Decant Sales or Swaps no longer permitted on BN

    Very sad state of affairs.

    I suppose I should be grateful for having had the opportunity afforded me with the availability of decants when I first joined BN. Most of what I've learned here was...
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    Re: Hairy, Masculine, Etc.

    Maxim's for Men (discontinued, but still available)
    Kiton for Men (Nordstroms)
    Dunhill, Edition
    Aqua di Parma, Colonia (for summer)
    Crown, Town and Country (also for summer)
    Lalique pour Homme...
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    Re: Ebay to shut down all decant sales

    Caveat emptor: caveat emp·tor
    Function: noun
    Etymology: New Latin, let the buyer beware: a principle in commerce: without a warranty the buyer takes the risk.

    That sure aint english, but you...
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    Re: Ebay to shut down all decant sales

    I've yet to see the basis for this discussion nor of it's application (other than here on BN)...

    confused
  14. Re: Jil Sander Feeling Man/Preffered Stock

    I don't know if it's you or not because I haven't tried Prefered Stock, but Feeling Man was my favorite Jil Sander fragrance until I tried JS Background...pretty unbeilvable stuff
  15. Re: Decant Sales or Swaps no longer permitted on BN

    This has all been very difficult to comprehend
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    Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    I haven't read all of the posts here and I really have no interest in doing so. What I do find peculiar though is that, while there are no posts anywhere in the forums regarding a beautiful woman in...
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    Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    I haven't seen the pic for which the thread was started, but I like the pic of Belle En Rykiel. I don't know what the product is, nor do I care.
  18. Re: Oliver Creed Eau De Cologne For Men, Vintage Rare

    I've purchased items from theimportguy before, no worries of the authenticity. How these fumes have been stored is another matter...Caveat emptor might be too strong of language, but use your head...
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    Re: Phileas for a Blind buy?

    I was also inspired by the resent thread to research Phileas. It sounds very well made, but I don't do florals very well, so I passed on a mini that was available for around $10-12.
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    Jil Sander Background alternative

    Jil Sander Background is the closest thing to what I'm looking for in a signature fragrance. Like most of my favorites...it has been discontinued and commands prices higher than that of Clive...
  21. Re: I Think Frederic Malle Is Ignoring Me Or Blocked My Email Address

    This isn't much help, but my experience with Canadian postal service has been quite poor. I've received shipments from France in 7 days, shipments from the UK in as little as 3 days and I've been...
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    Re: Hugh Parsons Yellow edition

    Nordstroms still has the blue for $65-70 for the 3.4 oz. Try to order online. I will say though, I found the blue a little confused, somewhat sharp and even a bit common. It never really said...
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    Re: the most powerful sillage

    I'm sure others have suggested Clive Christian 1872. One spray develops an absolute cloud of floral and citrus around the wearer...I'd only wish it wasn't so femme though :(

    Nothing else I've...
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    Re: Hugh Parsons Yellow edition

    ;) It just seemed to fit...English house...summer scent compared to Acqua de Parma.

    Some of the reviewers have mistaken the label color of 99 Regent St. to be that of Yellow Edition. I just...
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    Hugh Parsons Yellow edition

    While visiting my third favorite SA at Nordstroms today, I inquired about HP yellow. Even with 25 years experience, the SA told me there were only two Hugh Parsons...Blue and 99 Regent St. I...
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    Re: What does Bryan Ferry wear?

    It seems like a lifetime ago since the Roxy Music days, but I'd imagine him wearing patchouli oil then. Today I'd guess something like Clive Christian X, Dior Homme, Hugh Parsons (yellow)...I'd...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Creed.....

    Bois du Portugal is my favorite.
    I have a lot of respect for the house, but in ways it's almost too easy to find something unique, bold and distinguished. This is the foundation of my respect for...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 April, April Fool's Day

    Yes, and I suspect ZZ had a hand in the hoax as well. Nice job to whoever is responsible for it.

    Acqua de Parma Colognia
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    Re: Basenotes hijacked by Curious fans !!

    Thanks E, I always try to look my best for you guys.:eek: :eek: :eek:
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    Re: Basenotes hijacked by Curious fans !!

    Happy April Fools day to you too :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Good one Grant!
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    Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    I just spoke with a Dior rep at Nordstroms. She said ALL of the Dior Homme had been recalled in December for "repackaging". I asked if the formula would be changed and she said "most of the time...
  32. What direction would you like to see the industry go?

    The past ten days have been the most difficult I've lived in 47 years. Several days ago I posted a rather abrasive rant which really had no place on the boards. Visiting the boards did, however,...
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    Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    Anyone who has a problem with longevity with the original Dior Homme, do yourself a favor and when you arrive home for the evening, apply a massive dose. Perhaps up to 6 sprays and witness the most...
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    Re: Your top 5 Discontinued fragrances

    Many producers re-use a discontinued name for a new offering. Dunhill has a "New" Dunhill for men, but it is not the original "Dunhill for men". If your bottle is square, it is new. If your bottle is...
  35. Re: Help need intoxicating/seductive scent that..

    In the same vain as Patou pH, Sander Man Pure and Maxim's pour Homme fit the bill.
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    Re: New Version Dior Homme-yee Ha!

    I'm 215 lbs. and have a 36 inch waist. My friends call me 2 looks. One look is I want to F*** you, the other is, I want to F*** you up. I guess you can say I'm effeminate...(see look #2), but I can't...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26 March

    Dior Homme
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    Re: Your Top 3 Scents With Staying Power

    I never have followed directions very well :rolleyes:

    Another one is Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
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    Re: Your Top 3 Scents With Staying Power

    Two Gigli's, Romeo Gigli Uomo as well as Est Sud are classified as EdT, but wear longer than most EdP's

    Trussardi's Uomo and L'Uomo are also long wearing EdT's.

    Havana, Boucheron Jaipur EdP,...
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    Re: My last few weeks sniffin ...

    It was a mis-labeled online auction from a new seller. I took a risk and won ;)
  41. Re: Need your feedbacks, gentlemen on the following women's fragrances

    I don't think I ever met a Chanel I didn't like...especially on the neck of a good looking woman. Is that bad? ;)
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    Re: Top 3 most masculine scents

    I'd very much agree with Bois du Portugal along with

    Trussardi L' Uomo

    and Gucci pH
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    Re: obsession??

    The formula has been changed within the past several years. The new version is sold as Edt. The original Obsession for Men was sold as cologne. The cologne was much better
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    Re: terre de hermes

    While the question (in general) has been posed a million times here, I never really thought about what fragrance would litterally draw women to me. I have frags I wear while on a date (Dior Homme,...
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    Re: Your worst frag gift ever?

    My mother gives everyone Avon for every gift occasion for the past 30 years. I just take it home and put it in the trash without opening it...instant headache.

    Gifts (samples) from SA's...Lucky...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24 March

    Cloudy, dreary and cool in N.E. Ohio. Romeo Gigli uomo should warm and brighten things up a bit.
  47. Re: Gucci II pH available at Bloomy's

    Very intriguing thread, I'd encourage everyone who tested GpH II to test it again mid-summer. It sounds like it needs some heat and humidity to bloom. Perhaps a reminder in July would be in order.
  48. Thread: Kiton Men

    by CuyahogaJoe
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    Re: Kiton Men

    For better or for worse, for the first time in 6 months of being here, something has finally clicked. As always, thanks for the lesson scentemental.
  49. Thread: Kiton Men

    by CuyahogaJoe
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    Re: Kiton Men

    I've asked several times about the similarities between Kiton and GIT and more recently 99 Regent Street has been entered into the loop. It was my impession oak moss was the common note in all...
  50. Thread: Kiton Men

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    Re: Kiton Men

    This sounds like Napoli to me. I've not tried it, but judging by other member's comments.
  51. Thread: Kiton Men

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    Re: Kiton Men

    LMAO :D :D

    This was what my first impression of GIT was

    Ironic the description as being "Sharp" comes up often. I've always refered to Kiton as "refined". Perhaps a better comparison would be...
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    Poll: Re: Rate the importance of these...

    It's really not a matter of comparison to each other as it is a matter of personal preferance. How important is it to you to have any of these included in your collection? If you had to choose one...
  53. Re: Another reason to become a supporting member

    Nice to see the interest in supporting the site. Status verification underway, will post/PM conclusions asap.

    Other members are offering additional items. Check the last several pages of the...
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    Poll: Re: Rate the importance of these...

    Thanks for the response guys, All of your answers weigh heavily on the outcome of my selection.

    Thank you for your help.
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    Poll: Rate the importance of these...

    How would you rate these for importance to your collection? I have to start budgeting my fragrance purchasing and these are the next four I'm going to get, but which one first?

    Penhaligon's...
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    Re: My last few weeks sniffin ...

    JWS, you should have told me you were looking for Le Labo Vetiver 46, I could have saved you a trip to Dallas ;)

    I've actually been having much better luck with my latest samplings. I've given...
  57. Thread: Kiton Men

    by CuyahogaJoe
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    Re: Kiton Men

    I'm glad I don't know what "100% love crap" or "rampage" is, but we've been doing really well with the "Lakers"

    http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l67/Willbuild14u/Picture038.jpg
    Lake Trout
    ...
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    Re: Review: Patou Pour Homme, Jean Patou

    I wear Patou pH about once a month. I've tried varying amounts and find when applied heavily, the drydown isn't nearly as nice as a lighter application.

    Nectar of the god's?....nah, but it is a...
  59. Thread: Dirt notes

    by CuyahogaJoe
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    Re: Dirt notes

    I've been using a solid parfum for years and have always enjoyed it. I don't recall the name, (although I can find it) but it is a deer hunting mask scent. I hang them in the tree limbs around me to...
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    Re: This thread is NOT for Creed-haters!

    I have a high degree of respect for the house. Nobody is going to love everything from any house with as much diversity as Creed. My introduction to Creed was quite less than memorable (yet I...
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    Re: Hugh Parsons

    Have you tried doing a search in the "for sale" forum? I know of at least one page with 99 Regent Street for sale ;)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19 March

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: Just bought Polo Double Black

    One of two 'blacks" I can wear. The longevity is a little weak, but it refreshes quite well and discreetly.

    Jack Black Black is still my favorite "black" by far.
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    Re: I couldn't believe this -

    This is going to be something of a discovery time for me as well. I never considered any kind of aqua/fresh scents before I tried Acqua di Parma a couple of weeks ago. I really like it quite well...
  65. Poll: How much does it cost you on a daily basis?

    My collection ranges wildly in price. Some of my favorites only cost $25 per 100 ml. Several are $150 per 100 ml. The most I could imagine using per application is 1/3 ml., but sometimes I'll wear...
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    Re: Conflicting Opinions - Women, help!

    This would probably make a good blog topic.

    Wearing fragrances is an art of balance. The trick is knowing how much is too much. If you just flat out don't care about what other people think,...
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    Re: Conflicting Opinions - Women, help!

    You might want to take the female's opinion into consideration. I've seen guys go gah-gah over another guy who walks into a room wearing GIT. If you like the notes of GIT but want something toned...
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    Re: Crown smaple vials question

    My guess is like with just about anything else, it depends on what the conditions the samples were stored in. Your question is like asking a fish how it likes flying. I would just open the samples...
  69. Re: men attracting colognes different from women?

    Anyone want some M7? I'll even pay the shipping.
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    Re: I couldn't believe this -

    Give it another shot once the humidity rises a bit. Winter is dry and the moisture is sucked out of your skin which reduces longevity considerably.

    I am so looking forward to spring and summer...
  71. Re: Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

    Happy St. Patrics day to you too T_G_L. I'm wearing a GITish frag today....Kiton Men ;) Is it oakmoss that the two frags share? I never thought I'd come close to wearing it again, but Kiton does...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday 16 March 2007

    Acqua di Parma Colonia, Just got my Limited Edition flacon... and it's time for summer!
  73. Re: Your "gender boundaries" for fragrances...

    1. The most "masculine" scent you're comfortable wearing in public

    Havana, Romeo Gigli Sud, Trussardi L' Uomo, Boid du Portugal. Can someone tell me a more masculine scent than these? I'll buy...
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    Re: Aramis,which one is the best?

    Havana is my favorite Aramis and it is nearing my all time top ten list.
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    Re: Crossing the Gender "Gap"

    I must admit, I find some women's fragrances very wearable Donna Karan Black Cashmere is one. It's a fantastic romantic fragrance and it seems to add quite a bit to the overall experience of an...
  76. Re: Unbelievable deal, but for UK residents only :(

    I tend to think of myself more as a "collector" than a frag freak, but perhaps I am in denial ;) I sure would like to collect 50 samples each of Crown Imperial and Town and Country, but I think it...
  77. Re: Unbelievable deal, but for UK residents only :(

    I must be missing something...50 pcs. @ 1.5 ml ea = 75 ml. for $2.00 ?????

    Even if these vials were EMPTY, it would be a great deal...what am I missing?
  78. Unbelievable deal, but for UK residents only :(

    Crown Perfumery samples; 50 samples for £1.10

    Here is the email I received when I questioned the accuracy of the listing.

    Eau de Quinine
    Vials
    1.5ml £1.10
    for 50

    Crown Imperial
  79. Re: Another reason to become a supporting member

    OK, OK... All three of you will get a bottle of your choice, but now I need a "NEW" member with fewer than 10 posts to become a supporting member who then shall receive the items outlined above.
    ...
  80. Re: Another reason to become a supporting member

    Until someone claims the freebies, the offer is still open. You MUST post here to claim your stuff.
  81. Thread: Splashes

    by CuyahogaJoe
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    Re: Splashes

    I never really paid attention, but I think most mini's are splashes as well as most larger flacons. I don't recall seeing any 30ml-120ml splash bottles recently.
  82. Re: Another reason to become a supporting member

    Try this link
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    Re: Jil Sander Man question

    I just got clarification from the seller...the box is black with the red pin-stripe lines crossing at the center of the box.

    I believe this is Man Pure, but did the re-introduced version come in...
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    Crown Perfumery "Must Have's"

    I found a site with quite a few of the original Crown offerings. Are all of the Crown products discontinued? Which (if any) are "must have" scents. I'm wrapping up my "Get 'em while I can" campaign...
  85. Re: What will be your number one come summer time?

    My choices (as of today) are
    Casual/Business casual; Acqua di Parma.
    Business formal; Kiton Men, 99 Regent Street
    Casual evening; Boucheron pH and Jaipur Homme (for cooler evenings), Havana, BdP,...
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    Re: Crisp, Cool, Outdoorsy Summer Scents?

    I'd really like to know the answer to your question also. In Ohio, we are still 2-4 weeks from true spring and 2-3 months from summer.

    My first aqua favorite is Acqua di Parma, but I'd like to...
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    Re: shaking cologne?

    I usually shake...sometimes violently, but when I'm worried about not spilling my last bottle of Patou, I think it is normal to shake...or are you talking about shaking the bottle?..never mind!
  88. Another reason to become a supporting member

    Offer's for the next Female supporting member in 2 categories' (annual subscription must be paid in full) ***In addition to any other offers made by other members***

    The next Female to become a...
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    Re: My visit to Neiman Marcus

    I think it's funny when I have to remind a sales rep. what her job is.

    How many times have the words "try it before you buy" (or there about) been uttered here? I laugh at them when they hand me...
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    Re: Blind buy! - Trussardi Uomo

    While shopping for Trussardi Uomo, don't pass up the opportunity to secure the L'uomo also or instead. It has been discontinued and I think it is much more refined than the uomo.

    My first bottle...
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    Re: Jil Sander Man question

    Does the Man Pure box have "Pure" printed on the box anywhere? The picture provided by the seller is the black box with 2 red stripes, but it is a stick deodorant box.
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    Re: Jil Sander Man question

    Thanks, I'm not sure about this one.
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    Jil Sander Man question

    I'm getting conflicting information regarding a potential purchase.

    The bottle is being sold as "Jil Sander Man". I looked in the directory and didn't see anything by this name. There are many...
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    Re: Sophisticated office scent

    I don't recall where I read it, but I think what the author was saying is that in some perfumes, there are very pungent molecules released during evaporation. These molecules are so strong they are...
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    Re: Most odd fragrances and notes

    Heh!, I'm going to have try some Joop to see if you're right. ;)
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    Re: Sophisticated office scent

    The Dreamer by Versace, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Baldessarini, Trussardi, Kiton, Krizia, Acqua di Parma are all Italian houses, but there a thousand others too.



    I agree to a certain degree....
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    Re: Sophisticated office scent

    MPG Racine, Dunhill Edition, Kiton, Hugh Parsons Traditional and 99 Regent Street, Mark Birley, Santos de Cartier are all perfect recommendations for office wear.

    I'd like to suggest Trussardi...
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    Re: Your biggest U turn fragrance

    My biggest U turn hasn't been with a specific name as much as it's been with a specific note. Whatever the note that make GIT..."GIT" has been used in other creations like Kiton Men and 99 Regent...
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    Re: SotD Friday 9 March

    DK Men

    Happy B-Day ChrisW
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    Well, it appears as if I got lucky on the first try. Phantagarow sent me a very generous freebie of Colonia with a few decants I ordered and I just can't stop wearing it. Being that it is a cologne...
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