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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    To answer your question....generally speaking....Yes.

    There was a thread at Fragrantica where people were talking about "international TASTES" in fragrances....and the general consensus was that...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Sorry, lpp...didn't mean to get sidetracked or go off-topic. I apologize for my last couple of posts that headed in that direction. From now on, I will keep my comments focused on the product that...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    A straw man argument wouldn't use actual quotes from L'Homme Blanc Individuel...it would be twisting words and making stuff up. It operates under an assumption. I didn't do either or operate from...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    I just wanted to point out the hypocrisy in criticizing someone for making a judgment call regarding the amount of money that someone else spends....while thinking that it's perfectly fine to...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Really?

    Weren't you the guy who was arguing with and chastising beyondthebox because he said it was "moronic" for someone to spend hundreds of dollars on a bottle of cologne? Not so much because...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    This one is much more pleasant than the niche heads realize. Someone else said it perfectly in another post..."sometimes you don't want to smell like oud, incense and animal ass (civet)...sometimes...
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    Re: Cerruti and Moschino

    Also???

    hednic is the only other person who has replied thus far, and he recommended the Cerruti.

    Typo? Perhaps?
  8. Re: Dior Fahrenheit do people who smell it on you like it?

    I can kind of echo beyongthebox and hednic both. I can agree with beyondthebox that there have been a couple of occasions where I wore it out and felt a little odd wearing it. Not often, but...
  9. Thread: Pick one...

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    Re: Pick one...

    Lalique White. Not because it's bad, it's just one that I could do without and not miss.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing002.gif

    Yep....some guy at nstperfume.com and Riverwide agree. Guess that makes it unanimous. Or something. 26258
  11. Re: Hugo by Hugo Boss - every day all year 'round?

    Well, ya got me there. Never have been (nor will be) to one of those.
  12. Re: Hugo by Hugo Boss - every day all year 'round?

    Funny...I've sampled it a few times, and had women complimenting it the times that I wore it. Actually almost bought a bottle because of the reaction of a few women to it (who seemed to REALLY like...
  13. Re: Most underrated and least talked about Men's Fragrances ever...

    Agreed![/QUOTE]

    I've gotta be honest...I see people saying this, and I just don't get it. I don't see that at all. I currently own Potion, and I've owned Gucci PH1 before....and with Potion I...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    And there's where the huge irony comes in. I've had Dior Homme, and sampled several times Dior Homme Sport, Dior Homme Cologne...pretty much all of them except Dior Homme Intense. And to me, this...
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    Re: Lalique White or Solo Loewe?

    Thanks for all of the feedback on this.

    I've decided to order some samples of Solo Loewe. I think that's the best and only way to know for sure if it's something that I would like.

    I'm...
  16. Re: Dior Homme Intense, year 2014: it's ok.

    This is exactly what I have heard, from numerous sources, and what I was going to say as well.
  17. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    LOL!!! :grin:

    :thumbsup:
  18. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    Not all statements are intended to be taken 100% serious or as the gospel. Many are, as the above should (I emphasize, SHOULD) indicate, a GENERALITY.

    gen·er·al·i·ty
    ˌjenəˈralitē/
    noun
    noun:...
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    Re: zodiac sign perfume

    Same here...LOL :thumbup:
  20. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    It's quite possible, and in my particular case 100%, true on BOTH accounts. This isn't an "either" "or" proposition. It's very possible that a good number of people, maybe even a vast majority, do...
  21. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    That is what I was saying...Probably the wearer cares what they wear, everybody else probably don't care if you spent 50 bucks or 200 bucks on a scent...[/QUOTE]

    Outside of fragrance forums and...
  22. Re: Expensive and niche but still drawn to cheapies ?

    That's interesting, I feel just the opposite. I never waste my money buying anything under $100.00 per bottle.[/QUOTE]

    This is the classic "Is the glass half full? Or is the glass half empty?"...
  23. Re: Which Is The Best Out Of These Tobacco Colognes?

    Impossible to answer...because you're asking other people to pick what YOU like. All they can do is tell you what THEY like.

    Honestly, it depends on what you're looking for. Do you want tobacco...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested.....

    I'll have to try this one...but just from looking at the note breakdown, I find this kind of hard to believe.

    Vaentino Uomo

    Top - Bergamot, Myrtle
    Middle - Roasted coffee beans, chocolate,...
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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    I've seen the 2.5 oz. for under $50 at both places, but the 4.2 ounce is usually at or over $55, even with deep discount coupons.

    Of course, that's being a stickler in accordance to a strict and...
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    Re: Bang for buck bruisers?

    I'll echo some mentioned so far:

    Lalique Encre Noire
    Azzaro Visit
    Azzaro Chrome Legend
    Jacques Evard Thallium
    Nautica Voyage
    Juicy Couture Dirty English
    Zirh Ikon
    Davidoff Zino
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    Re: I Tested Some Tom Fords today

    I've long thought that most designers/perfumers these days (including Tom Ford) have seemingly "diluted" their fragrances. The sillage isn't there, the longevity isn't there....it's almost as if...
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    Re: Is the Golden Age of Perfumery Over

    I think you're on to something, although you're taking the "politically correct, anti-business" approach to and attitude towards this.

    I've long thought that CK One was kind of "the beginning of...
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    Re: Is the Golden Age of Perfumery Over

    When I first saw the title of this thread....I thought it was referring to the act of fragrances being worn more so than the actual fragrances being released. And in my honest and humble...
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    80's/early 90's (high school/college) - Polo, Drakkar Noir, Halston Z14, Obsession for Men, Bijan, Xeryus

    90's through the turn of the century - Cool Water, Zino, Eternity, Sung Homme, Boss...
  31. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    If I could somehow have the scent of Tom Ford for Men with the projection and longevity of something like Terre D'Hermes (pre-reformulation)...I could probably live with that.

    Since that's not...
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    Poll: Re: Hanae Mori HM v Edition Blanche

    Edition Blanche. While Edition Blanche doesn't scream masculinity, HM is simply too feminine smelling for a man to wear.
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    What? No "Solo Loewe" from you? I thought that you really liked this one.....
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    Re: Lalique White or Solo Loewe?

    I'm a little surprised for all the votes for Lalique White. It's OK...but it's not one that had me going "Whoa!!!" the first, second, third or any subsequent follow up time I've smelled it. I've...
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    Re: What smells like Gilette shaving cream?

    Good question.[/QUOTE]

    I can't speak for others, but personally for me....both.

    I've used Gillette, but primarily the gel (which lathers in to a foam), but I have used both in the past. It's...
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Same here. Almost ridiculous(ly good) longevity, even from small amounts sprayed fairly conservatively. I find it to be pretty impressive, actually.
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    Easy now, you're using too much commmon sense. I realize that it's no so common these days, but still....
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    Well, not necessarily. I highlighted and was concentrating on the sentences that included actual DATA and (factual) numbers....not his opinion. The only area that I messed up was with this:


    ...
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    Re: Lalique White or Solo Loewe?

    I already have Lalique White....what I'm really wondering is if it's worth keeping, or if Solo Loewe might be a better option. I might be able to work out a trade with someone involving these two,...
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    So....let me see if I'm understanding this correctly.

    FragranceNet delivers ACROSS COUNTRY, FROM NEW YORK TO CALIFORNIA in 7-8 business days.....and apparently that's "bad" or unacceptable.
    ...
  41. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    Absolutely.

    OK...I'll admit, I never looked at it that way. I never considered that a woman would take it as an insult that a guy "thinks she's so dumb, that just having the right fragrance will...
  42. Re: Do you know of women who believe the right perfume will attract the right man?

    Some women seem to get upset whenever a man asks "what cologne will women find attractive?".....but I'm somewhat surprised that more women aren't happy that men are asking "WHAT PLEASES WOMEN"!
    ...
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    Re: What smells like Gilette shaving cream?

    That's the item that silentrich is referring to:



    THIS is the item that everyone else is referring to:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Yves-Saint-Laurent/Rive-Gauche-pour-Homme-1032.html...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested - FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC !!!!!

    OK, gotcha...thanks for that clarification!

    Yeah, I think that seems to be fairly common when it comes to fragrances, and why a lot of people have a large collection, to break up the monotony of...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested - FANTASTIC FANTASTIC FANTASTIC !!!!!

    Uh oh...international slang difference alert!

    What is meant by "go off" of something?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I started to say "Holy mother of all thread revivals!!!".....but apparently, this one has a bit of the Energizer bunny in it, and just keeps going, and going.....
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    Re: Fragrancenet customer service inquiries?

    I've ordered through Fragrancenet SEVERAL times....and I actually find their shipping to be pretty fast. I've never really had a problem receiving an order from them in a timely fashion.

    For...
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    Lalique White or Solo Loewe?

    I have a 4.2 oz. bottle of Lalique White that I purchased about a month ago. With it being a warmer weather scent and it currently being winter in the US....I haven't really had a chance to wear it...
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    Re: Macys Experience

    Yeah, ya know....here's something that I would be interested in seeing:

    If a fragrance that I like and wear is worn by a celebrity....then NO. I don't want to know.

    BUT.....what WOULD be...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    I disagree...since I own both. :wink:

    It depends on what you want (and personally, I think that Eau for Men is Dior's answer to Bleu de Chanel more so than Allure Sport Extreme). For those who...
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    Re: What smells like Gilette shaving cream?

    I'm not doubting or arguing that, but the key word you used is "more". Neither one is identical.
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    Re: What smells like Gilette shaving cream?

    Rive Gauche would be a great choice. To me, it does smell like shaving cream/gel. Not necessarily Gillette, OR "Barbasol only", like some make it out to be, but just shaving cream/gel in general. ...
  53. Re: Name a few most dated smelling male fragrances

    Good point...but I've seen people of all ages, races, genders and walks of life that try this little tactic. It is pretty disgusting when that happens, though, so point taken.
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    Re: Macys Experience

    I could care less. I'm not in to celebrity worship like most people are these days. Actually, chances are, if one of my favorite fragrances was worn frequently by a celebrity, I'd rather not know...
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    Re: Macys Experience

    Sausage.....Bears.....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kXX0xxuF3A
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    Re: Macys Experience

    Lucky you
  57. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I have to agree....it is seriously overrated.



    LOL!!! I won't go that far....but I can see where you're coming from.

    I tried to like this one...I really did....but sadly, it's not for me. ...
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    :laugh: Now that's funny! :thumbup: I don't care how old (or young) you are, that is funny!



    I tried. I tried to like it...I really did. Wouldn't have forked over $110+ if I didn't want it...
  59. Re: Name a few most dated smelling male fragrances

    Aramis
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Azzarro Pour Homme
    Grey Flannel

    These are some that smell fairly dated to me, from a "yesteryear, that don't translate so well to today" standpoint.

    Old Spice and...
  60. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    What you find "ridiculous" others may find interesting and topic worthy. You say that you are against censorship, but yet seem to have a bit of an elitest "I know what's best" attitude when it comes...
  61. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Such language :shocked:



    Some people view fragrances as an "ICE BREAKER" of sorts. Perhaps someone who might otherwise NOT have said something (i.e. - "initiated a conversation") might have a...
  62. Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    This echos my exact thoughts, and is what I've primarily experienced as well. I honestly don't believe I have ever been asked how much a fragrance COST...maybe where could they find it, but not the...
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    Re: Jill sander for men or Valentino v

    I agree with hednic and Ken_Russell. Sander for Men is a very nice, underrated and inexpensive fragrance that has good performance and smells great.
  64. Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I've seen a few people saying they wouldn't give the name because of the price, or wouldn't give the price.....and my question is....why would anybody want to divulge the cost?

    From what I can...
  65. Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    Bingo.

    Bottom line to the OP...if someone is going to go out of their way to pay you a compliment, don't be a douche bag and not answer a simple little question like "What is that?" They may just...
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    :thumbsup: :grin:
  67. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Yeah, the PC idiots can't control themselves sometimes. I've learned to just ignore them, otherwise, it's like feeding the trolls.
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    Thanks for that clarification, Buzzlepuff. :thumbsup:

    "Straight as an arrow".....no nonsense, "straight forward"...I get it. I'm somewhat embarrassed that I didn't pick up on that immediately,...
  69. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Good catch. :laugh:

    OK, as far as brevity goes, you win. I expounded a bit more than was necessary :wink:
  70. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Which is why most people will tell you to buy WHAT YOU LIKE. Because a lot of guys really don't know "what women like", often because they aren't ASKING for feedback, but kind of winging it and...
  71. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    Long answer short....what I've noticed, and this is simply what I perceive to be the truth, and I do think the law of percentages will bare this out as well......is that (a majority of) men that...
  72. Re: Can women really distinguish expensive cologne?

    That's probably true, but check the WARDROBES of most members here, and you'll see that most of them consist of expensive colognes (rather than any "cheapies"). It's the law of percentages at work.
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    I've never heard this term used like this, and I can't, for the life of me, believe that you're using the word that refers to "sexual orientation"....so if you would, please explain the meaning of...
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    Re: I am 28, is Terre d'Hermes too old for me?

    That could be a really nice way of them saying "Dude, your cologne sucks!"

    Seriously, Terre D'Hermes is one that I received some negative comments/feedback on when I wore it....so it's not exactly...
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    Re: Basenotes all-star baseball team

    And here are a few "note"worthy players, past and present, that started off in the CACTUS League:

    Doug Mirabelle

    Randy Wolfberry

    David "Blue Poppy" Ortiz

    Brad Peony
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    I wasn't picking on you or anyone else....I was just pointing that out, in case some people were unaware when they were voting. Sorry for the confusion.

    By the way....as a side note...knowing how...
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    I think this is being missed by many who are voting.

    Fahrenheit was such a huge success that it altered the industry. Over 25 years later, it's still producing flankers and having an impact on...
  78. Re: Am after a Tobacco fragrance with Zero Sweetness

    Several good ones have been mentioned already....Herrera for Men is a great call. :thumbsup:


    I have a few designer tobacco scents to throw into the mix:

    Tom Ford for Men - not much sweetness...
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    Poll: Re: Designer hall of fame

    Same here. It was so completely ahead of it's time, at the time....and still holds up extremely well today.
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    I own and wear both, and I (personally) prefer Pure Malt, although it isn't quite the slam dunk that some responding in this thread make it out to be.

    I suggest trying both of them. There...
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    Re: Is pure malt ok for a 18 year old?

    This.

    I would go light on the trigger....but as for the scent, I find it pretty versatile, and can be worn from teens right up to close to retirement age. It has a bit of a youthful, timeless,...
  82. Re: Were now for Chanel after the retirement of Jacques Polge

    Exactly. They better come up with something really edgy that smells like dirty feet or something in order to please the handful of scent-fetish Basenoters, or else that company will never get off...
  83. Re: What scent would you wear if you had to deliver bad news?

    I would wear something non-offensive....you're already "putting them off" by delivering bad news.
  84. Re: Which of these scents is best suited for work in a retail environment in the wintertime?

    I know that mileage varies from person to person, but in my experience and from I've heard from others, the sillage and projection from this one isn't such that you should have to worry about it. ...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Wow, congrats! Those were solid deals...that took some self-restraint and self-control on your part! :thumbsup:
  86. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    It really is amazing what "fragrance forum guy" likes as opposed to the general public and (especially) women like. Dior Homme is one of those that fragrance forum guy loves, but the general public...
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    Poll: Re: Looking for masculine summer fragrance

    Wouldn't it be nice if people actually read the OP's comment before being in such a rush to "cast a vote"?

    (P.S. - Terre D'Hermes is terribly over-rated, and one of the few (quite possibly, the...
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    Re: Your favorite boozy scent

    add L'Humaniste and his list can't get any better![/QUOTE]


    It COULD...because you'd still need to add


    Bentley for Men Intense (as well as Bentley for Men )

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  89. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Depending on the designer, product and region of the world.....that holds true for practically every continent not named Europe.

    For example, popular products like Dior Homme Intense and...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Baldessarini Nautic Spirit

    LOL!!! Well, turns out...I was right. Although I didn't KNOW it...I kind of suspected that WEALTH may be the angle they were going for:



    (that should have read "as opposed to")
    ...
  91. Re: How to boost projection/sillage/longevity in fragrances?

    25684

    This (Neutrogena body oil light sesame formula, fragrance free) used when bathing or during a shower seems to help.....as well as applying a small, thin coat to the area that you apply your...
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    Re: Your favorite boozy scent

    Bentley for Men Intense (as well as Bentley for Men )

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    Guerlain Homme Intense

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    Pure Malt
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    Re: New Fragrance: Baldessarini Nautic Spirit

    They're probably just trying to differentiate themselves from EVERY OTHER fragrance company that markets to the "under 35" age demographic. This scent appears to be another "acquatic" of sorts (even...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Baldessarini Nautic Spirit

    Baldessarini never has been about the kiddos.

    Perhaps they actually aren't advertising to the young and dumb and full of cum (and financially poor) late teens to early 20's crowd. Perhaps they're...
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    That's fine, and I thought that perhaps you were suggesting as much. I just found the comment sounding (by the wording) more like that would be a GOOD thing. And since he didn't ask if a woman...
  96. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    This would be my choice as well :thumbsup:

    Bentley for Men Intense, another blind buy which arrived a couple of days ago, would be a close second.
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    OK, here's something I don't really get. Perhaps someone can explain this one to me:

    The OP is a man. He's not asking for a "unisex" fragrance.

    So far, I haven't read a single person who...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo Tested.....

    You guys are doing a good job of confusing me here!!!

    I read jhericurls comment and think "OK, this may be one I'd really like!"....then I read David's comment and I'm like "Uhh....well, maybe...
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    Re: So... Just sampled Spicebomb...

    When it first came out, I sampled it and liked it so much that I bought a bottle. I wore it here and there for the first few months, but quickly grew tired of it. After a while, I sold my bottle,...
  100. Re: CURIOUS - Look at my wardrobe....Which 3-4 bottles would you get rid of if YOU were ME ?

    It's a bit too "popular" and mainstream (and it doesn't help that it's a "Designer" release)....those types aren't exactly encouraged a lot here.

    Personally, FSU92grad...if you wanna "get rid of "...
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