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  1. Re: Everything for sale - VERY good prices (US sales only, please)

    PM sent for:

    Jockey Club cologne spray (half-full) – $5
    Musgo Real bath soaps (2) and shave cream (2) – $12
    Caswell Massey Number Six after-shave – $5
    Musgo Real after-shave balm – $10
    GFT...
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    Re: Crown Perfumery Reviews

    Thanks for the reviews. I am a big fan of Sandringham.
    How strong/lasting is the lavender in Ess Bouquet? Would it be considered unisex-ish?
  3. Re: Bottles and decants for swap: Cuiron, Penhaligons, Dzing!, YSL etc.

    New stuff added.
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    Looking for lots of stuff...

    WISHLIST: BOTTLES/LARGE DECANTS I am flexible so feel free to send me a list of what you have

    Chanel Antaeus
    Creed Baie de Genievre
    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge
    L'Artisan Navigateur...
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    Re: How Long Will A 3.4oz Last?

    I usually get 6-12 sprays per mL, depending on the bottle. 3 sprays per day (not counting reapplication after gym or going out later in the evening)= 3 days per mL= about 122 mL per year. This...
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    Re: Fragrance Storage Solutions

    I keep most of my bottles in a wine fridge. A 16 bottle fridge can hold 150-200 bottles depending on how you use the shelves. Easy access and I can control the exact temp of my fragrances from 44 F...
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    Re: Murdock Range Of Fragrances

    I just sold my bottle of Bright Leaf. I really loved parts of it but there was a green-leafy/vegetal stem note that hits me the wrong way at the very beginning (for a couple minutes) and reemerges...
  8. Re: Dior Homme Intense plus cheap bottles! Jaipur, CSP, Roger and Gallet

    Update
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    Re: Murdock Range Of Fragrances

    I just received a bottle of Bright Leaf and it is good stuff, just not for me. Fans of Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille might want to give this a look. Richer and sweeter than Havana but a bit warmer and...
  10. Re: Tom Fords Italian Cypress - So Impressed I Purchased It On The Spot

    Totally agree with the above. What Chanel did to vetiver to create Sycomore (smooth out the rough edges), Tom Ford did to Polo Green . I see it as a "Chanel-lified" Polo Green. A very good...
  11. Dior Homme Intense plus cheap bottles! Jaipur, CSP, Roger and Gallet

    Shipping is $5 for the first bottle and $7 total for two or more.
    Also willing to swap these, please see my swap thread for my wishlist...
  12. Bottles and decants for swap: Cuiron, Penhaligons, Dzing!, YSL etc.

    WISHLIST: BOTTLES/LARGE DECANTS I am flexible so feel free to send me a list of what you have

    Chanel Antaeus
    Creed Baie de Genievre
    Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    Ralph Lauren Polo Green

    ...
  13. Help me identify this boozy fragrance! Is it Idole, By Kilian, what is it?

    So I am going through some of my ancient samples and I find this unlabeled spray which I always assumed was Idole by Lubin. Well, I finally tested it side by side with my luckyscent Idole sample and...
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    Re: Penhaligon's English Fern

    Good stuff.
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    Re: Found Tom Ford Moss Breches!

    I think I will try Master-Classter's suggestion.


    And I wouldn't want to do that now, would I?
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    Re: Found Tom Ford Moss Breches!

    You know, a group split doesn't sound too bad. I won't actually be spending that much when all is said and done, and I will be helping people get this wonderful fragance, and helping the economy,...
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    Found Tom Ford Moss Breches!

    So I was browsing one of the local perfume wholesalers yesterday when I spotted something out of the corner of my eye. A dark box with a golden label and on it were the words "TOM FORD MOSS BRECHES"...
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    Re: Help with Agua Lavanda by Puig

    Thank you very much. One more question, are there different concentrations out there or are they all the same concentration in different sized bottles?
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    Help with Agua Lavanda by Puig

    I am having some trouble lately trying to find a bottle of this. I am looking for one of those large (preferably the 25 oz.) bottles of the eau de cologne or eau de toilette, not the cologne body...
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    Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Be sure to visit the Palazzo Dior Boutique, it is the only one that carries it.
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    Re: Does Dior Cologne Royale = Cologne Blanche?

    Cologne Blanche is a powdery iris scent while Cologne Royal smells like a traditional eau de cologne with a lovely smooth mint top. It is fantastic in my opinion.
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    Re: Tobacco vanille vs amber absolute

    +1 to this. IMO Ambre Precieux is just as complex and fairly similar at half the price.
  23. Re: Dior & Creed splits - Aventus, Angelique Encens, Bois de Santal, Himalaya, Selection Verte, Wind

    Count me in for Angelique Encens!
    PM sent.

    Cheers
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    Re: Cannot edit thread title??

    Anyone?
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    Re: Cannot edit thread title??

    Unfortunately, this does not work when I attempt to change the title of my sales thread here: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=183331. Changing the title in the advanced options only...
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    Re: eBay Triumphs - your best....

    Muahahaha!

    3 100 ml bottles of Cuiron for $40
    4 bottles of Crown Sandringham for $80
    Amouage Dia and Silver Crystal $100 each
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    Cannot edit thread title??

    I want to change the thread title for my sales thread but am unable to do so. I only have the option to change the individual post title and nothing else (from what I can see). Thanks in advance.
    ...
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    Re: Are M7 Fresh and Bermuda Tonic similar?

    There is definitely a substantial difference between the two. M7 Fresh has pleasant grapefruit opening that dries down into the same warm base as the original M7. Bermuda is much more pina...
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    Re: DKNY - Black Cashmere = another scent -> ?

    I don't think this is in your collection but I picked up a lot of resemblances between Armani Prive (I think it was bois et encens but the SA called it Prive) and DK Black Cashmere
  30. Thread: Welcome back!

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    Welcome back!

    It feels good to be back...I was already going through withdrawals.:shocked:

    PS Has anyone here tried Bronze Goddess? Any thoughts?

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  31. Poll: Re: Vote for the Best Giorgio Armani Men's Fragrance, A Poll..

    Going with Mania on this. As someone put it, it reminds me of a well tailored suit. Used to grab compliments all the time (tied with Bermuda Tonic in this department) but the new stuff doesn't have...
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    Re: "Floaties" in your Touch?

    I too have this problem, I can tell the cologne is starting to turn. It also seems that these particles formed very quickly (in a matter of 2-3 weeks).
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    Re: Cheapest perfume store in the world?

    I might sound like a broken record but Sun Moon Perfumes (they're a wholsaler, I think 6 is the magic number) is utterly AWESOME for deals.

    from what I can remember:

    Michael Kors men 100ml $20 ...
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    Re: What scent led you to basenotes

    ^^LOL! I couldn't remember how I started then I saw this. I almost don't remember posting that! Has it really been three years?!?! eeep
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    Post your Dragon and Mogul reviews here

    I received these two in the mail today, here is my initial response to these two:

    Mogul: feels muted/muddled. I get a slight rubber note from this. Hard for me to distinguish individual notes...
  36. Re: *** FREE samples from Parfums Raffy -- Hurry only 100 available!!!

    Sounds good!
  37. Thread: Site's back!

    by Vegas
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    Re: Site's back!

    LOL...and three posts within one minute!......I doubt we'll see that kind of action again unless someone is giving away bottles of DK Men
  38. Thread: Site's back!

    by Vegas
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    Re: Site's back!

    Huzzah!! I didn't realize how much of an addict I was until the site was offline. Woo-hoo!
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 13 June 2008

    Le Dandy (comparing this to Vintage Varvatos
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Thursday 12th June - 2008

    Vintage Varvatos
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    Re: Today I Bought... (JUNE Edition)

    Yesterday, Amouage Silver Crystal. Today, Amouage Silver Cologne.
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    Re: Today I Bought... (JUNE Edition)

    A 4 oz bottle of Carriere, another bottle of Au the Rouge, and two bottles of the following:
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26122253.jpg
  43. Re: Fathers Day Fragrance Contest

    My father for the last few years has been using Obsession by CK. Before that, he settled with Old Spice. To me there is no smell more "fatherly" than old spice though. That stuff just takes me back...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Tee-hee! I actually bought the 8 oz. bottle for a fair price but decanted too much of it and later began to regret it.
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Thank you. I try to keep plenty in stock because it was a limited release and it's cheap. One of my top holy grails along with:

    Bois d'argent
    Cuiron
    Acier Aluminium
    Basala (slowly falling out...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    I decided to take some of my frags out of the wine cooler for this shot. I will try to post a pic of decants and samples later this week.
    ...
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    Re: Rich smelling cologne?

    The top 3 IMO are

    Dia
    Sandringham
    Vintage Tabarome
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 27 May 08

    Rose poivree
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 26 May 08

    Cereus No. 7 on my right arm and No. 11 on my left
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    Re: OK then, LESS wiggle room! Make it $30.00

    Azzaro PH
    Yang
    Tricorn
    Tumulte PH
    Bvlgari Blu
  51. Thread: which lutens?

    by Vegas
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    Re: which lutens?

    Favorite Lutens (I have a sweet tooth)

    Arabie
    Chergui
    Fumerie Turque

    honorable mention:

    daim blond
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    Re: new: OPIUM Eau d'Orient Poésie de Chine - 08

    Pretty bottle but I have yet to like a limited edition of opium more than the original
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 23 May 08

    Rose Poivree, seems like a rosey form of Kingdom
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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille?

    I forgot that I picked up a knock-off on ebay as well. It's just a 1 oz. oil of Tobacco Vanille, was about $6 and was worth every penny. It has more of a creamy sweet tobacco (a hint of chocolate)...
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    Re: Formal Summer Scent

    In order of preference:

    1 Creed MI
    2 Azzaro PH
    3-5 Acqua di Parma Colonia, Assoluta or Intensa
    6 Creed GIT
    7 YSL PH
    8 Carnal Flower (lightly applied)
  56. Thread: sick of Creed

    by Vegas
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    Re: sick of Creed

    On ebay a while back. Creeddirect (aka Bond No. 9) was getting rid of their stock, a 16 oz, jug cost $200. I decided to pick up GIT, MI, and Spring Flowers (girlfriend). I don't think you will be...
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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille?

    ^^That was me. I found that the Voluspa was not anywhere near Ford's TV. It is much softer, with a creamier vanilla, not at all like the sharp/spicy tobacco I find in TV. Though I do recommend their...
  58. Thread: sick of Creed

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    Re: sick of Creed

    I don't know but to both my (ex)girlfriend and I, Creed's MI was worth the discounted price of $13 an ounce.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 21th May 2008

    Half of the Lutens line on both of my arms.
  60. Re: Just for fun...the SixCats! NON Niche challenge!

    Hmmm, I'm thinking maybe:

    Yang
    Mania
    eau de Cartier


    One for sweet, one for formal, and one for fresh
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    Re: What fragrances gets you sexual aroused?

    Definitely either Bvlgari au the rouge or spring flowers on a woman makes me weak in the knees. I didn't even realize why I liked the Bvlgari so much (but never wore it) until I had a "perfume night"...
  62. Thread: Brezza di Mare

    by Vegas
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    Re: Brezza di Mare

    Grrr, no Barneys nearby.
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    Re: Is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I'm 23 and wear both this and Aramis JHL without any problems. Maybe someone should stick me in the nursing home. If it smells good to you, wear it. It shouldn't matter if others think it is intended...
  64. Thread: Brezza di Mare

    by Vegas
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    Re: Brezza di Mare

    Yeah, I just ordered my samples from beautyhabit, they didn't have it in stock. Lusciouscargo doesn't carry either. I'll call Barneys later today. Thanks.
  65. Thread: Brezza di Mare

    by Vegas
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    Brezza di Mare

    Does anyone know where I might be able to pick up a sample of this, online or otherwise? I am located in San Diego CA. Thanks!
  66. Re: What happens when someone doesn't hold their end of a swap?

    I suggest you do anything you can to get in contact with this person. Calling them at home is not out of the question, check to see if they have logged on Basenotes and send them both a PM and an...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 30 April 08

    Acier A
  68. Thread: A*Men Vegas?

    by Vegas
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    Re: A*Men Vegas?

    Did someone call me? No, thank you for the offer though ;)
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    Re: Shocked in Atlanta!!!!!

    Thanks for the info....

    but I live in San Diego......damn!
  70. Re: Do you guys/ladies preserve/keep a frag you don't love just because it's differen

    Another Chaconne while you read my mindless babble: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_1hS5LeBm0&feature=related
    or for something modern: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMy8lKG6Atc


    Interesting,...
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    Re: SOTD ~ Thursday 24th April 2008

    Le Labo Rose 31 and Parfums de Rosine Rose d'Homme
  72. Do you guys/ladies preserve/keep a frag you don't love just because it's different?

    Some music while you read this silly question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AK5lJFhrQ4&feature=related (it gets REALLY good around 5-6 minutes in)
    Now on to my Q
    It's strange, I find myself...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13th April 2008

    Lutens Santal Blanc on my left arm and MPG's Bahiana on my right....both divine
  74. Re: Any scent close to Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille incense...I'M GOING CRAZY HERE

    I'm sad to report disappointment: I recieved four of the Vintage Tobacco Vanille candles in the mail today and the smell just wasn't the same. Utter disappointment! The smell I loved, full of fresh...
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    Re: Your most gentlemanly scent...?

    Hmmm, I think it's a tie between Vintage Tabarome, BdP, and Sandringham for me
  76. Re: Need imput from those who have sampled multiple bottles of the same perfume

    On a side note the black cap (which I don't think ever officially came with the acier) is the one that sits flush with the glass rim and is the best fitting of the three (the other two gold and...
  77. Re: Need imput from those who have sampled multiple bottles of the same perfume

    LOL!! I think I know what thread the two of you are referencing, but there are SOO many creed threads the search feature is worthless
  78. Need input from those who have sampled multiple bottles of the same perfume

    All bottles of perfume are not created equally. I have in my possession right now 3 bottles of acier aluminium. One (hereinafter reffered to as bottle 1) I have had for 2 years and was already used...
  79. Re: Any scent close to Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille incense...I'M GOING CRAZY HERE

    I....did not know that! I saw the room spray on a couple websites but they said nothing about it being a body spray! I figured since they didn't carry it as an actual edt (they have some other edts...
  80. Re: Any scent close to Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille incense...I'M GOING CRAZY HERE

    Czech & Speake's Cuba - A bit too spicy and not sweet/smooth enough
    Cuba Red - I remember this being straightfoward and simple but still lacking the sweetness (still a really good scent for the...
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    Re: Thrift Stores - Scentless

    Not true my friend! I once picked up a 100 ml bottle of Bond No.9 Broadway Nite for $8 at a thrift store...FULL. To this day it has been my best purchase (didn't care for the juice though)
  82. Re: Any scent close to Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille incense...I'M GOING CRAZY HERE

    I am watching a small decant of it on ebay right now (read:stay away from the auction!). If it really is that great then I might just have to do a giant bottle split, should make it a more reasonable...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 8 April

    four different Montales on my arms: Velvet Flowers, Ginger Musk, Attar, and Woods and Spices. When I shower and go out for the day I think I might pull out some Dior Bois d'Argent (thanks Vivek!).
  84. Re: Any scent close to Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille incense...I'M GOING CRAZY HERE

    I am familiar with havana and Montana homme and both are a bit too spicy. This is a sweet, soft comfort scent. I am almost afraid to see how expensive the Tom Ford is, gupt.
  85. Any scent close to Voluspa Vintage Tobacco Vanille incense...I'M GOING CRAZY HERE!!

    Alright, here is my wonderfully awful problem. I picked up these incense sticks a while back (see title). They smelled fabulous. In fact I liked them scenting my room more when they were unlit...
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    Re: Yang by Jaques Fath. Anything comparable to it?

    Duel is much richer (with spices) than Yang and the two are somewhat simliar. IMO Cartier Declaration is MUCH closer to Yang than Duel, with an emphasis on the drier, woodier elements and a touch...
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    Poll: Re: Turn up the heat in these neglected houses.

    I'll second the D'Orsay comment. The house produces (from what I have sampled) some beautiful stuff, Le Dandy being the top for me personally. I think both them and Crown Perfumery deserve a little...
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    Re: g for a rainy day scent

    DKNY Men fits perfectly on rainy days. I actually have the mental association with rain for some reason. Weird
  89. Thread: MPG's Bahaina

    by Vegas
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    Re: MPG's Bahaina

    Does anyone else think that Bahiana smells very similar to D&G light blue (womens)? That's what I remember thinking when I first tried it on. I'll have to do a side by side comparison later this week...
  90. Re: It doesn't get any better than this.. whats your Cheapest find ever?

    I think Serpent and I were on the same ebay listing, I managed a 25 ml bottle of Kingdom parfum for $20 but the best steal was a full 3.3 oz. bottle w/cap of Bond 9 Broadway Nite for a whopping $8, I...
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    Re: Bumping of threads on the swap/sell board

    My apologies, for I have done the same. For a period of a few months, I would get new frags everyday. I usually tried to wait until I had at least two additions before bumping my thread....
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    Re: Daim Blond - Deja Vu?

    Strange, I get a fruity top vibe (apricots) and plain soft leather. IMO similar to Demeter's Russian leather but with 10X the longevity and an actual evolution. It is just my nose but I don't find...
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    Re: speaking of wallets...

    Hey gator, I use one of those credit card wallets and couldn't be happier! I can never go back to a lumpy wallet again unless I'm wearing a sport coat/ dress coat and then I MIGHT carry one in the...
  94. Thread: Kingdom PARFUM?

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    Kingdom PARFUM?

    Hey guys and gals, I just picked up some Kingdom parfum blind and was wondering what to expect. Can anyone help me out with feedback on why they liked/disliked it and maybe some other frags that were...
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    Re: Any other fans of AOS Sandalwood?

    Hey Dr. Creed, I just came back from rubbing a small amount of the shaving cream on my hand and the scent is identical, so no worries there. I find that the scent will have above average sillage for...
  96. Thread: Peony scent

    by Vegas
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    Re: Peony scent

    I'm a bit out of my element here, but I think that both Stella and Lollia are wonderful scents, both share what I believe to be a stronger peony note. I haven't smelled pure peony, can anyone here...
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    Re: Fragrance Storage

    LOL, I use those plastic ammo containers as well. You would want to use the .45 caliber, the 9mm ones don't hold many of the wider samples, as it is the .45 will not carry the Mugler Cologne samples...
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    Re: clive christian fans?

    Is it just me or does 1872 smell like Sandringham? I have only tried 1872 once but I recognized the scent in an instant. I can send samples out too those who want to compare (I only have 3 sample...
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    Re: Fragance for a Bestman

    ;)LOL 5+ sprays of New Haarlem = runaway bride!!!

    I would second the Silver Light and add Colonia Assoluta and L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme.
  100. Thread: Mediterraneum...

    by Vegas
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    Re: Mediterraneum...

    I find this to be less cloying yet richer than opium. IMO better for my tastes.
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