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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 30 March 2014

    An interesting melange of Bogart Furyo & Captain Molyneux. They seem to go quite well together.
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    Re: Hello COL, Paul G, Dust B & Grant !

    hey Six!
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    Boucheron pour Homme Edition Bleue (2006)

    This edition of Boucheron is slick. I am a complete fan of Boucheron PH, this is tops. A more fragrant top note, followed by a more floral but masculine base. Boucheron PH the way it should have...
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    Re: "Sleeper" scent for a 21 year old...

    Santos de Cartier
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    Re: I cannot keep my fragrances.. I'm so sad

    Thats silly, keep them. You'll enjoy them years later, don't think... Just don't buy too many of the same. ;)
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    Rive Gauche; is it gone for good?

    Firstly, it’s been a while since I have posted, so hello to all. Rive. I have been wearing this for weeks on end is seems, for the sake of it. Since rearranging my collection, I have found this...
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    Re: R de Capucci, is it worthy of all the Hype?

    R is fantastic - big thumbs up here
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    Re: Encre Noir---Inkling Vetiver---Nothing written..

    I really enjoyed this one, and nice to experience more new scents that are finally breaking the fresh routine. While it kind of reminded me of Armani Privé Bois d'Encens, and while it IMO isn't quite...
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    Fleur du Male - Jean Paul Gaultier

    I had the chance to try this new JPG release today. Not bad, but I was a little less than impressed. I enjoyed it more than Gaultier2, but as I was sniffing, the fact that it reminded me of another...
  10. Thread: Declaration

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    Re: Declaration

    I'd suggest giving Royal Water a try. Amazing citrus with some light Florals and woods. Sophisticated like Declaration, although not as edgy.
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    Re: Dior Homme - By the Liter!

    LOL! for real! Like, how the hell are we supposed to know how large the bunnies are! :D Dior Homme, by the *litter* har har ;)
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    Re: ? re: Lapidus Pour Homme

    :D pretty much sums it up!
  13. Thread: Vetiver Redux

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    Re: Vetiver Redux

    Rob, fantastic news.. I'm definitely on the lookout for this.
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    Re: Shud i wear colognes while jogging in the park?

    Shud i wear colognes while jogging in the park? ...Hell Yeah!! Particularly during the summer months, it is a great way to experience how some scents develop. If you're jogging past people stinking...
  15. Re: Buying either Allure or Platinum Egoiste today. Need Advice please.

    Allure, hands down, it's much much more versatile and less in-your-face. Works well professionally as well as casually - much better pick IMO.
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    Re: New: Gucci pour Homme II

    Nicely done! :D
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, November 11th

    royal bain caron
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    Re: SOTD Friday, November 10th

    the incredible - Leonard Pour Homme --- I don't think half the people enjoyed the rarity as much as me..
  19. Thread: The Unknown Jacomo

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    Re: The Unknown Jacomo

    eat it for dinner; it's officially called "Jacomo Pour Homme"
  20. Thread: The Unknown Jacomo

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    The Unknown Jacomo

    Take a close look - smells nothing like JdJ, but dries down to a leathery smoke; guy who sold it to me swears it was a Jacomo release which didn't make it - an eau fresh of JdJ, if you will - I don't...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, November 9th

    Yatagan
  22. Thread: Ungaro I

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    Re: Ungaro I

    The woods used in Ungaro I are superb. You can't really compare it to much that comes to mind, mainly because of the woods used. It's of top quality, and I would say it's along the same lines as...
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    Re: Why are 1980s scents so great?

    Nicely done!
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    Re: Spraying frags in your hair?

    LOL, :) we're not talking about laboratory handling of bottled viruses here dude. ;) when there is nothing but base notes left (i.e. the next day), this will generally mix with anything, and will...
  25. Thread: New Purchases

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    Re: New Purchases

    well Moondiva, your man sounds like a guy with some very good taste. Both Heritage and Antaeus are right up there in my tops. Heritage is indeed amazing, and for the price I paid, I just couldnt...
  26. Thread: New Purchases

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    Re: New Purchases

    hey Renato, you know, it's ok.. I haven't fallen in love with it or anything, but it's kind of woody and leathery and I'm really still not sure what to make of it. It's been a while since I've been...
  27. Thread: New Purchases

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    New Purchases

    New picks – 320ml Puig Agua Brava :) (looks like a bottle of mateus wine, got it cheap, still trying to discover if it is vile or ok), Guerlain chant d’aromes (very nice, also cheap, it’s a dented...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 11 October

    Fendi Uomo
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    Re: SotD Monday 9 October

    Arapiss
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28 September

    Bulgari BLV (original) with a light shot of YSL Jazz to make it good
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    Re: recommend a scent with spanish cedar

    Puig Aqua Brava sure has something cedar-like about it, and it comes from Puig - it's not half bad, and is available on the cheap too
  32. Thread: Guerlain Heritage

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    Re: Guerlain Heritage

    The EDP is absolutely amazing, and passing it up if you're looking for heritage, and can afford it, would be criminal IMO :) The silage is amazing, the woods used are incredible too - since Heritage...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 26 September 2006

    Bulgari BLV (original)
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Friday, September 22

    Body Kou
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    Re: The Monsieurs: Givenchy and Chanel

    LJ, both are tops. Out of the two, I think I'd go for the Chanel first (the original, non-concentree), but both are worthy of ownership IMO.
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    Re: Smelled YSL l'homme

    I had finally gotten around to trying it last weekend, and while in it's class it's nice, that really doesn't say much.

    Sadly, one really gets the impression they are desperate to finally sell...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20 September

    Bogart FURYO
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    Re: Jacques Bogart is underrated

    TGL - Right you are, I too have never been really disappointed with any Bogart - IMO, they are all fantastic - signature, furyo, witness, the classic one man show... The only one I don't totally love...
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    Re: Habit Rouge: New bottle. New formula?

    Concord, unfortunately, in the case of the classic EDT, there is a difference. The older EDT had animal notes, and was a richer, fuller, overall stronger scent. The new EDT by my estimation would be...
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    Re: What would you add to this wardrobe?

    I'd second Antaeus, then maybe some Santos
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    Re: My new KOUROS tester bottle

    Extract of dried urine and minty urinal puck absolute
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    Re: dissapointed by bandit

    I agree, IMO one shouldn't write Miss Dior off with a bad bandit experience, Miss Dior is certainly one to try. Frankly, Miss Dior reminds me a little bit of Santos - but of course this is all...
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    Re: Rive Gauche: This could be a classic..

    I have many bottles of this, modern classic. Recently worn on a few business trips, I'd have to say, it is likely one of the best travelling scents. It flows so naturally with fine hotels, women, and...
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    Re: Caron pour un homme revisited

    I'd find it difficult not to recommend Caron Pour un Homme
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    Wardrobe sorting capability

    Default sorting of wardrobes is currently by designer - as a suggestion, it would be nice to be able to sort by rating - specifically either by overall user impression, or by longevity impression.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday July 15

    The smokey goodness of Carlo Corinto 8-)
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    Re: Men's scents that smell cheap AND good?

    LOL Jovan.. nice! Sex Appeal splashed on like an idiot is pretty decent in my books too :D
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    Re: Givenchy Pi Code & Irresistible summer

    Pi code.. lol... :D how lame is it going to get?? The issue with creating something 'on code', is originality, 'on code' - and what miserable failures the attempts to place modern fragrances on code...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman being retroduced @ Macy*s

    come on guys, the shit rocks :) rivals any patchouli frag out there IMO...
  50. Thread: Kouros tourist

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    Re: Kouros tourist

    Damn right dude, and Kouros is a great choice. In fact, '81 was an amazing year for all scents, check them all out - and great post.
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    Re: Bvlgari PH = FISH!?

    oh har...
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    Re: Cartier:Santos Eau de Sport.

    I have both the original and sport. There was a time when I would have said the sport was better than the concentree, my opinion has changed somewhat, I think - The concentree is hands down some fine...
  53. Thread: Bogart ....

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    Re: Bogart ....

    Rcavs, right you are.. Scentimus, an excellent, excellent scent very well crafted with the kinds of woods you just never get anymore.

    ...a relic of quality from the past
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    Re: Not so rational...10 consecutive blind buys!

    The NightFlight is alright!
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    Re: Yatagan is a fantastic choice for HOT weather

    PM, I couldn't agree more, in fact, it is like this with many of the scents people would classify as 'winter' scents IMO. Antaeus is the same way I've found, the heat brings out the magic in many of...
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    yikes!!! Antaeus is night and day better IMO :D

    yikes!!! Antaeus is night and day better IMO :D
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    Re: ALAIN by Alain Delon

    Classic and Iquitos are really the best of the line IMO, Pharos and Alain, didn't really rock my boat... The drydown of Alain is nice however, albeit a bit early 90s generic..
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    Toronto B'noters - Serge Lutens at the Bay

    The full export line now available at The Bay - Sampled the full range at The Bay, Yonge/Bloor in the ladies perfume dept. Arabie is definately the best, followed by Clair du Musc 8-)
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    Re: KL by Karl Lagerfeld

    I'm right in line with all the comments above, fantastic pick... enjoy!!
  60. Thread: Hugo Boss One

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    Hugo Boss One

    ;D the lapidus/tenere-like scent that actually made it in popularity back in the day?? Lately I've been trying to decide if I like it, or if it's disgusting and nothing I could wear. Any...
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    Re: How many of you guys exactly own this one:

    PM, this one is indeed fantastic. I wouldn't say it's a Kouros clone by any stretch, but it does share some similarities - That said, its so crazy, it shares similarities with many others too. Unlike...
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    Re: What is the *classiest* scent you know of...

    Not a bad pick at all!.. Why did they get rid of this one.?
  63. Re: My mom said I smell like an old man...with Riv

    http://www.picomi.com/uploads/4e6307d656.jpg
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    Re: I wore Tsar all week this week

    Hi edulis, 'underquenching', interesting descriptive :) I've found that 'new' tsar would be more refreshing, however the original really has the nice rich essences that make this scent classic and...
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    Re: Pour un Homme de Caron - Variations

    Doc, no, I haven't, I'd like to though. Seems anything from this house cant be beat. I love quality fragrances, Caron walks on water..
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    Re: Wet fragrance notes

    Sorry Pieter, there are just too many essences that attempt to mirror the scents of this list. That said, 'wet new england' I wouldnt mind trying.. ;)
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    Re: I wore Tsar all week this week

    edulis, Interesting post, and welcome to Basenotes if you haven't been welcomed already. Interesting Tsar would be rare in Bejing, was it the old or new bottle you had found?
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    Re: I wore Tsar all week this week

    RCavs, dude ;D Try them back to back! you'll be searching for vintage, trust.... Wonderful stuff.. 8-)
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    Pour un Homme de Caron - Variations

    ok..

    I now have 4 bottles of this fine fragrance. 3 in the original bottle we're all accustomed with, 1 in the new bottle (200ml). I'm struggling, and in many cases, find it amusing, as each one...
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    Re: SOTD Statistics May 2006

    Interesting how Guerlain Vetiver makes this list time and time again - Just got a new 125ml tester of the new juice, and (even the new) it is just fine juice. 8-)
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    Re: Balenciaga Portos and Moschino Pour Homme

    2 fantastic top quality picks... I'd agree the Portos is the better of the two, but this is not to say that in any way the Moschino PH lacks!
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme

    Well isn't that the truth. I've found the variations in colour often present different images of the top notes to the heart/base of this fragrance. I have a few bottles, the lighter the juice, the...
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    Re: Moschino Pour Homme

    I wore it again today, and further to my last post, it is indeed an *amazing* scent. The rich creamy dreamy drydown, its a very well constructed and composed scent. 8-)
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    Re: NEW: Jaïpur Homme Fraîcheur 2006

    Während die architektonische Form des Flakons an den berühmten Originalduft?
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    Re: Moschino Pour Homme

    Fantastic scent of just as fantastic quality. Reminds me quite a bit like Hermes Bel Ami, but with subtle differences..
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    Re: YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE

    word... It sucks.. ;D
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    Re: Anybody else still looking for their Holy Grai

    Antaeus here, no question.. That said, love spraying all my other stinks!! ;D ::)
  78. Thread: L'Instant d'Un Ete

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    Re: L'Instant d'Un Ete

    hey Mike, 50-60% I'd say. A nice light version, and the citrus they've used to lighten it up, top notch - not even a hint of anything synthetic smelling, even though it likely is. Bizarre light blue...
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    Re: Ungaro II is a great fragrance

    nice.. 8-)
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    Re: Chaleur d' Animale pour homme by Animale Parfu

    I had a bottle long time back, everyone swooned ::) great frag.. The top notes I didn't particularly care for, but they'd settle to that great smell in about 20 mins as I recall. Unfortunately I used...
  81. Thread: Drakkar Noir = ???

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    Re: Drakkar Noir = ???

    Dude, you're on the east coast of Canada, correct? ;D I'd think you should know what long ships are. Although, "black longship" really sounds more like a porn name than much else... ;D
  82. Thread: L'Instant d'Un Ete

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    L'Instant d'Un Ete

    :D Summer edition from Guerlain, and fantastic. IMO A wonderful uplifting top to the original L'Instant base and heart. No compromise on quality, L'Instant through and through - Just a little...
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    Re: Putting Stock in Poll Results

    well, there are a lot of people on this board that seemingly prefer egoiste, just by observing discussions and the monthly SOTD tallies ;D
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    Re: M7 at TJMaxx on Sale!

    damn... I WANT $19.99 M7 !!!! ;D
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    Re: Guerlinade-New Guy Needs Help

    subtle commonality. This is difficult to explain, but they are common throughout the heart notes - Some guerlain scents have more (mitsuko), others have less or almost none detectable (Aqua...
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    Re: Which Lolita Lempicka?

    Who doesn't appreciate a second opinion? IMO the original is where it's at 8-)
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    Re: New Perry for Men by Perry Ellis

    Scentimus, nice.. I've got to check it out. I've recently revisted the original and think its great. Perry 'M' is ok too.
  88. Thread: Pix of wardrobe?

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    Re: Pix of wardrobe?

    ..and I almost hate to admit, I've added a signifcant amount of new ones since I took this pic

    http://www.picomi.com/uploads/bd23da1d8a.jpg
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    Re: I wore Tsar all week this week

    KV, sorry dude! Try them back to back! :'(
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    Re: I wore Tsar all week this week

    I did that about three years ago (when the new packaging appeared, actually) and the rep told me the juice didn't change at all.

    I think the juice in the older (vintage) bottles you have has...
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    Re: I wore Tsar all week this week

    One more note of comment, not only have they removed all of the expensive essence from the scent, they removed it's romance. Smelling them back to back, it's the vintage which induces mental imagery....
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    Re: I wore Tsar all week this week

    I got it, its the wood.. The wood they used in the vintage was too expensive, its a rich exotic, not too far off from Armani Prive Bois d'Encens.. I'd suspect the top aromatic notes (which put Tsar...
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    I wore Tsar all week this week

    ....New Tsar...

    Then tonight I sprayed some vintage. What a disgrace, they removed everything that smells expensive. I hadn't used my old/vintage Tsar in a while and I could smell even from the...
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    Re: SotD Thursday May 11

    8-) Tsar
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    Re: the scoop on "poop"

    yes, Scentimental, true. I think it is the human qualities that are attempted to be presented; for passion, for love, for the musk of people. Eau d'hermes, Declaration, Kingdom - all of which present...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Complaint

    Chris, man.. same here..

    Great post Russlan
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    Puig Agua Brava - Vile or OK?

    Puig Agua Brava - Vile or OK?

    http://www.basenotes.net/images/photos/26120066.jpg
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    Re: Most incredible use of unwanted perfume

    unwanted perfume - great for removing unwanted sticker residue :P
  99. Re: This Dude Freaked Out When I Gave Him a Compli

    hmm. Doesn't really sound like the Guerlain Heritage kind of guy ;D But interesting... what could it have been??
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    Re: Top 3 most masculine scents

    R de Capucci
    Cerruti Fair Play
    Lord Molyneux
    Aqua Velva Musk
    Perry Ellis (Original)
    Polo
    Chaps
    ...you get the idea, but seriously, both R de Capucci and Fair play are like the most serious man...
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