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  1. Re: Aventus and Roadster - separated at birth?

    I actually do agree with the OP and would say that these 2 fragrances are pretty much the same in smell.
  2. Poll: Re: Poll: a masculine modern classic father's Fragrance to remember you by?

    A fantastic list that shows OP has great taste. I really don't know what to choose, as there is more than one here for sure. Good question to pose as well !
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    ^ I wore my edt vial same day :)

    A nice scent for sure. One day I will pick up the profumo. I will use this hope of getting it as a motivational tool perhaps in life :)
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    Re: which do you prefer

    Same here. I never really was that into my sample of Aoud Musk. Its okay, but doesn't make me want to pursue it anymore than just a sampling.

    Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia is really interesting,...
  5. Re: anyone else getting a weird site when trying the home page?

    That's awesome ! Nice one Grant ;)

    I have a soft spot for the days when the internet was cool and more care free.
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    Re: Is Aramis a good blind buy?

    Anything can be a good blind buy if you know what you are getting into. There are enough reviews and threads on multiple websites to give anyone an idea of what this fragrance is like.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo vs Uomo Extra

    I just started to really like my LV Uomo edt sample. The profumo seems super hard to get a hold of this side of the Atlantic. Either way, I feel this scent has hit the mark in terms of creating a...
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    These are two really good feminines. 24 Fauborg being my favorite of the two. Tocade is good, but a little too candied sweet to me.
  9. Re: Is there a non synthetic good oud under $20?

    With a question like this, I would say you know little or zilch about oud. Have you also smelled many ouds ? If not, the synthetic ones are actually quite nice to my nose. I am not a connoisseur of...
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    Re: Best scent under $35

    I agree with the Doc. Montana Black Edition is good. If you do like that old school vibe. Montana Parfum d'homme and Aramis Havana ( same nose, I believe). Very nice bottle too. So nice that...
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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    No doubt Iris Silver Mist is good, but I just don't have enough experience with it. I had no idea he composed this one actually.

    So for my favorite, it would have to be Lalique pour Homme. R de...
  12. Re: What would the male fragrance forum look like without moderators?

    A better question would be :

    What would the male fragrance forum look like without Fahrenheit13 ?
  13. Re: Balenciaga pour Homme retail & tester bottles cheap...

    I like the strong stuff typically, but I could not stomach this fragrance :embarassed: I've had repeated testings and the bottle looks nice, but it just won't work for me unfortunately. Hope those...
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    Re: Bottles for Swap : Added A Few More

    Added items :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    Forgot to mention these:

    Tommy Hilfiger Loud for Him : dry down has a rose and mild patchouli/woods. Stings my nose however and while okay, never really did temp me to buy it. I think it bothered...
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    Re: Classic vibe men's scent

    I love Lalique pour Homme edt. The EDP is good as well, but I love the distinct phases of the edt. More of a citrus opening, but this could be due to me only dabbing the EDP from a sample.

    Not...
  17. Poll: Re: L'Occitane Eau des Baux vs Lanvin Arpege pour Homme

    I never really found Eau des Baux to be all that special. It is okay and for the price I feel it is fair for what someone is getting. All the L'Occitane mens offerings are the same to me. Okay, but...
  18. Poll: Re: Platinum Egoiste vs Terre D'Hermes Pure Parfum

    ^ I do this as well.
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    Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    Thanks and good to know. They do sound nice. I was hoping for something more masculine, but there are many scents that cover that style anyways for men.




    Thanks Gerbick ;)
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    Re: Cartier - Vetiver Bleu (new)

    ^ Thanks for sharing. I look forward to trying this one out. By your description it does sound nice !
  21. Thread: Cool Water

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    Re: Cool Water

    There is a 200ml bottle, so buying that would be cost effective. If money is not an issue and the books are balanced, I cannot see why not. Its a classic, so I doubt it will be discontinued soon.
    ...
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    Re: What is the general consensus of Jo Malone?

    27 posts and not a mention of Pomegranate Noir ?!

    It lasts well and has good radiance. I like it, but its not something for me. My sister, who is quite picky with fragrance, wants a bottle of...
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    Re: Shalimar - can a man get away with it?

    I cannot see why not ? Shalimar is a very restrained perfume to me. Not too sweet, not too powdery, not too floral...etc. These are all good aspects to me and makes the fragrance more wearable. I...
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    Re: Kouros and ive just made a 'Blind Buy'

    Kouros eventually became something I really like. Was not easy at first, but once I got on that this scent is best in mild temperatures, I really enjoy it.
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    Re: Chanel Égoiste vs Opium Pour Homme EDP

    Opium pour Homme EDP > Egoiste

    Egoiste has better versatility, but the Yves Saint Laurent is much better in smell, projection and longevity.
  26. Re: I'm pretty sure I haven't told this story before

    Best thread ever.
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    Re: The "OVERSPRAYER"

    It stinks bad. Hated that fragrance after I rushed a purchase at a department shop a few years back. Dreadful stuff :tongue:
  28. Re: I'm pretty sure I haven't told this story before

    Good thread with some nice drama :).

    I had a former boss who I noticed wore fragrance ( or "caaaallllooowwwn" as he called it). He wore stuff from Azzaro Aqua ( remember this one ? Of course you...
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    I tried a couple of these roll's today : Soft and Khaliji.

    Soft smells like a soft rose smell and is pleasant. Khaliji is hard for me to describe, but its alright. It reminds me of something, but...
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    Re: The "OVERSPRAYER"

    If I smell a heavily applied fragrance on a guy, it is usually Fierce or Acqua di Gio pour Homme. Both are fragrances I dislike and it has nothing to do with being once in a blue moon bombarded with...
  31. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    In summer I may put on some Platinum Egoiste. This is really the only fragrance I can think of. Summer climate is tough for me to come up sometimes with what to wear and since I have a little bit of...
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    Re: Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    The bottle certainly looks classy and attractive.
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    Re: Stuck in fresh world

    You want to add an overly sweet tonka bomb to the mix ? Blech !

    Some good suggestions were given. I like Cartier Declaration, Caron L'Anarchiste, Hermes Concentree D'Orange Verte and even throw in...
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    Re: Your having a BBQ

    Buy some new fragrances perhaps ? I think you just need some variety and spice in that mix.
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    Re: Dunhill for Men 1934

    Buy
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    Re: Kill me now ... (Kouros rant)

    I guess the days of LulZ ! I sMelz sTiNkY KoURoZ are not over :rolleyesold:. Ah well, this site always attracts a few drama queens every 3 months.
  37. Re: 'There is a furor within me'...Serge Lutens speaks: poetic statement meaning..?

    Love the man's passion !
  38. Re: NEW: Azzaro pour homme limited edition 2015

    I was going to buy a bottle last year. Tried and retried different testers and quite frankly the current Azzaro pour Homme performs like a bad Nicholas Cage movie. Gone in Sixty Seconds. Okay, maybe...
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    Re: Kill me now ... (Kouros rant)

    Yes. Has been for at least 2 years now. The days of LulZ ! I sMelz sTiNkY KoURoZ should be long gone.
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    I did some searches and it looks like its true ( in the sense that this is not just a rumor or false info). I always look forward to a new release and hope this one provides something pleasing to...
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    I have read that Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence is a masculine rose scent. One that is contemporary as well.

    Otherwise, I really don't know what else. I am a lover of rose and really cannot come...
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    Re: The NEW Dior Eau Sauvage COLOGNE for 2015

    I really wouldn't read too much into the Eau de Cologne label as being a negative or shorter lasting. I remember the new Guerlain Ideal Homme EDC thread posters also lamented Guerlain for making the...
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    Re: Searching for a dry, powdery leather

    Another one perhaps could be Odori Cuoio. No iris or floral component if that is what you are looking for. Perhaps for some iris you will have to look into some feminines ? I wish I could recommend...
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    Re: Devin and 1-12

    I thought Devin smelled like Z-14 minus the citrus ( orange) in the opening :o. I will check out a sample of 1-12 and write what I think.
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    Re: Searching for a dry, powdery leather

    Santa Maria Novella Peau d'Espange may fit the bill. Another good one from them is Opoponax
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    Re: Montale's Vanilla Fragrances

    Boise Vanille oddly enough smelled like a retro fragrance to me. Kinda oakmoss-like and woodsy in the dry down accord. I did not get vanilla. Overall, from what I can remember, it just did not have...
  47. Re: Recommendations for a thin, 20 year old college student? (Bleu de Chanel Parfum vs Toilette)

    Who cares what weight you are. This is a fragrance site man ! Nobody cares. If you do, go to one of those sites where they talk about body building and call each other "Brah's". If you want to grab...
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    Re: Envy For Men Gucci Alternative

    Yes, the Dupont has some serious pepper, at least to my nose it does. i gotta check out that Jacomo, however.
  49. Thread: Disguised

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    Re: Disguised

    Calm down, relax, everything going to be okay....:kiss:
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    Re: NEW Lalique Les Compositions Parfumees

    That price tag :cry:
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    Poll: Re: poll: Bvlgari fragrances

    Bulgari pour Homme has a really nice clean musk dry down on my skin. I'm so thankful I had a bottle some time back when I was less immersed in the world of fragrances. Made me feel good on those...
  52. Thread: Disguised

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    Re: Disguised

    Seemed pretty straight forward when I read it as well.

    There certainly are quite a few of these. So many designer scents are releasing a special line. No doubt, there are some really good ones (...
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    Re: Imagine a men's club in the Seventies...

    ^ Many thanks for the update Dave. You put out a solid amount of work trying to figure this out and hope it all leads you to finding that particular fragrance.
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    Thanks :thumbup:
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    How many hours did you get out of it, if you don't mind me asking ?
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    Re: Best Montale EDP for Men

    Perhaps too close to Terre d'Hermes ? Its nice for sure, but the closeness to the Hermes modern day classic kind of makes it the lesser noticed second cousin ( IMO).

    I thought that the formula's...
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    Re: Which fragrance to spend $150 on?

    I'm a fan of Il Profumo G-11 which is like a contemporary take on woods/leather. Nice greenish tinge almost give the vibe of tobacco. Not a powerhouse, but something that is quite nice to wear and...
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    :lolk: I was just about to post the same thing. Whether it's a recent Lalique release ( Hommage a L'homme) or whatever. You're still a good guy Scent King ;).
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    Re: White flakes in fragrance

    :lolk:....please don't do that.
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    Lots of the old school stuff are pretty easy going to wear. Givenchy III, Shalimar EDP ( but perhaps too distinct ?), Bandit...etc. Well, not most, but a good few of them. I will sample the Guerlain...
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    :tongue: Now I'm not so excited to pick a bottle any more ( no offense to Red for Men fans or flakes in fragrance fans).

    I'll dig out my Red for Men sample to see if I can be okay with a scent in...
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    Re: Best Cartier Frag to sample?

    Cartier has a really solid lineup. I would just sample them all, but as Pluran listed, don't forget about those hard to find special luxury releases. Pricey, but always something worth trying.

    My...
  63. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Not to be too picky here, but the second formula of M7 and the Oud Absolu are not all that different. If you compare the first formula and the Oud Absolu yes, there is a noticible difference. While I...
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    I do think it has that kind of vibe, like a tobacco like smell. Sorta smoky and green ?

    I wore this to work back in December and a co-worker told me I smelled very manly :rolleyesold: I did over...
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    Re: Subway (yes that one)"Smell Fresh" EDT?

    Just noticed this and yes, it most certainly looks like a fake ! If Subway released a scent, they would have let people know about it.
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    Thx Scooter and Detox, yes, most certainly always good to hear a varied amount of opinions.
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    Re: Do you ever swim in it?

    Love liberal applications of Hermes Concentree D'Orange Verte at home. Nice and soothing :)
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    Re: Hommage a l'homme Voyageur Lalique (2014)

    ^ Thanks Shaheen, that certainly helps when pin pointing what the smell is like.
  69. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    I see what you are saying. Clearly many reissues are not so good.

    I really wonder how binding these restrictions are ( apologies for my ignorance on the topic). I do know not all fragrance...
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    Quite a few, actually. Fahrenheit smells like gasoline on my skin and feels strange, however, I love to smell it around me or it smells quite pleasant on others.

    Gourmands are good to smell...
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    Re: Best single-note gourmand?

    Yes, immortelle does tend to dominate Sables. It does have a tinge of green/moss to it ( IMO), but I mostly get immortelle.
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    When I used to wear John Varvatos, I would be told by family members that I smelled like coconut.
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    ^ Many thanks for the clarification. I'm not quite sure I agree with the explanation from Detox, but understand why he posted it.

    To the OP, would love to see what you saw and sampled at the...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    Everyone here knows that. By scentless, OP means without sprays of perfume.



    You did know this was a website for fragrance enthusiasts and addicts, correct ? Not quite sure what drinking booze...
  75. Re: Dior Dune for men - thoughts on longevity with this one?

    With comments like that, I will have to give this one a try again. Its been a few years for sure, but I don't think I was all that enthusiastic when I did sample it.
  76. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    A company should show respect to their past and the best way to honor that would be to have those discontinued fragrances in limited distribution. Have a different bottle and do what Aramis did with...
  77. Re: Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss - The #1 Casual/Work Scent

    ^ In hindsight, I do feel that I had gassed some people in the mornings during those days when I was trying to finish my bottle. It is one of those fragrances I do smell around as well, so perhaps it...
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    Re: L'Occitane Eau De Cedrat EDT

    Nice that they are expanding the mens collection slowly. I still have not tried Eau Cade, which is long overdue. I pretty much expect Cedrat to perform like the other mens fragrances in the range on...
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    Re: Hommage a l'homme Voyageur Lalique (2014)

    Thanks Hednic for the reply. I think when the thread came out that this would be some kind of aquatic flanker or something ( I am not a fan of aquatic or fruity sport scents). But seeing those...
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    Re: Hommage a l'homme Voyageur Lalique (2014)

    This one has gone under the Basenotes radar. The reviews, the few that are there, make it seem worth looking into. Has anyone else had some experience with this scent ? Thanks in advance.
  81. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    I used to do this back a few years ago, but still it fascinates me. Really a challenge to do, but some of these combos will be tried by me. People have always mixed and matched fragrances. I remember...
  82. Re: Boss Bottled by Hugo Boss - The #1 Casual/Work Scent

    I finished a bottle a few years back and while its nice, it never really excited me like it first did ( sampling it in the store). I thought longevity was okay ( 6 hours ?), but I would think there...
  83. Re: Frags in your collection that aren't even worthy of air-freshener status

    If I don't like something, I know someone out there will. Just add it to swap, or re-gift or sell/swap with co-workers and friends.

    I learned when I joined Basenotes that using perfume as air...
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    Re: Your favorite from The Different Company -

    Ah, thanks Dane for the correction on my post. I agree those bottles are beautiful and I will try to get a chance to sample more from the line ( particularly the vetiver).
  85. Re: Have 30 to spend...help me pick one of these.

    The Ted Lapidus Pour Lui is just too sweet and screechy, No exaggeration, but one of the more unpleasant scents I have sampled. I have owned the Lalique in the past and would say that is the one to...
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    Re: Gucci PHII praise

    ^ Congrats. I do agree with you as well. Its almost like a scent that works for me when nothing else feels right. It took me a while to get on board with it, as I thought is was just a wishy washy...
  87. Re: How big of a deal is the Joop! Homme reformulation?

    Exactly. I get random wafts of this in public. Its almost like it travels in clusters when it leaves the wearer.

    The reformulation(s) happened ages ago. They are likely on at least their third.
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    Re: Your favorite from The Different Company -

    Forgot that I did smell this one and almost made it a full bottle, but decided in my later samplings that I just could not dig the spices all the time. It is a challenging scent, although I am not...
  89. Re: Your favorite Atelier Cologne for Spring/Summer -

    Sorry to say, but Orange Sanguine was just not to my liking. My first sampling was nice and was impressed. The SotD was another story. Maybe I over-applied ( I likely did :o), but this was just yuck...
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    Re: Your favorite from The Different Company -

    Embarrassed to say, only have sample Divine Bergamont ( hope I spelled someone correctly ?). If I am not mistaken, this was composed by JC Ellena's daughter. It was certainly nice, but didn't make me...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    If I know am gonna go shopping, I usually don't put something on. It does feel strange in the times I have gone out without a scent, but once I am sampling, it is a relief as I don't want to...
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    I will sample this and report back. I don't know why so many scents have under my radar in the time I spent on this site ! And they are designers too.
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme Gold Exteme for 2015

    Riviera/Arabian Nights can be found easily online for NAmerican shoppers. I was never really getting along with Arabian Nights to be honest. A super strange fragrance, I will say that. Strong, sweet,...
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    I forgot I do like this one too ! Very rosy and love to smell it.
  95. Re: Eau de Cartier essence de bois . Thoughts?

    I thought this Essence de Bois smelled very decent when I sampled it on the blotter. Anyone wear this as a Sotd at least semi-regularly ? Any thoughts or feelings towards satisfaction....etc ?
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Give some women's scents a try. I like the woodsiness of Gres Cabaret EDP and the dark jammy punch of Lalique Perles EDP ( it has some woods and patchouli too).
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme Gold Exteme for 2015

    Anyone try this one out ? Notes sound good ( minus the vanilla).
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    Re: Cartier - Vetiver Bleu (new)

    Anyone else try this one ?
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    Re: Gucci PHII praise

    Bigsly, may I ask which HiM did you like, the EDT or EDP ?
  100. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Just not a fan of this one after several attempts. The notes sound good to me, but the fragrance itself is highly irritating during the course of the wearing. Overall not even that impressed with the...
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