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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme (Blind)

    Azzaro PH was one of the fragrances that turned me to Fougères (and Chypres), the categories that have this 'old man' vibe to them.

    You're 26, great time to explore these categories and have some...
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    Re: Why aren't all niche EDP?

    If you opened up your mind a little bit, you would have understood me.

    Sometimes it's better to select EdT strength for a certain composition, if you want to tell a softer story in a scent. Not...
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    Re: Why aren't all niche EDP?

    This thread symbolizes a Basenotes-problem, not unlike the problems of a drug addict or an alcohol addict:

    More / Louder / Harder is not necessarily better.

    It's like asking composers to...
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    Re: Tom Ford for men thoughts

    Nah
    Can never say in advance. Smells like a lighter, more airy Escada PH. Your mileage may vary.
    Yeah, it's easy to wear
    Nope, it's not that bad.
  5. Accidental super concentrated fragrances in atomizers!

    Today I was cleaning up my 80+ atomizer collection of various scents. Because (Sally's) atomizers are not 100% air tight, many of my older atomizers contained fragrances of which much alcohol had...
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    Re: Midnight In Paris- Magnificent.

    I tried this and get the Bulgari Black connection.

    Though, this fragrance (EdP) is similar to another 'smoother Bulgari Black' scent, which is Santa Maria Novella Tobacco Toscano
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme

    If you don't like Paco Rabanne's category, you won't like Azzaro PH.
  8. Re: Wore Azzaro PH For the First Time In a While Yesterday

    Great frag and a nice contrast compared to the current crop of aquatics and synthetic citrus-woody sellers.
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    Re: Bvlgari Pour Homme - How Would You Rate It

    These are my two most used fragrances, although I use Bulgari PH even twice as much as Gucci PH II.

    Bulgari PH is very clean and inoffensive. You can wear it to work, to a funeral, to a visit to...
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    Re: GIT - A3211NO1 - Disappointing.

    Creed - the brand with the worst quality control of its batches, or so it seems.
  11. Re: Recommend me a muted, creamy, non-citric LEMON scent.

    Edition Blanche +1

    Also L'Eau d'Issey PH, although that one is slightly more citric.
  12. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoïste and Jil Sander Sun Men: similar!

    I smell a camphorous note in Platinum Egoïste (similar to a Vicks Vaporub lite) that I find even in lesser amount in Sun Men. Anybody else smelling this note?
  13. Re: Chanel Platinum Egoïste and Jil Sander Sun Men: similar!

    Hm, strange that I find them alike.

    Which other mainstream and/or niche scent is very similar to Jil Sander Sun for Men, then?
  14. Chanel Platinum Egoïste and Jil Sander Sun Men: similar!

    I tried Jil Sander Sun for Men today and it immediately reminded me of Chanel Platinum Egoïste. The same minty, camphorous, woody amber vibe is projecting throughout both scents. Very similar, imho....
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    Re: FINALLY tried AF Fierce..

    I was slightly disappointed by this one. Smells like a higher end Axe/Lynx offering.
  16. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    Tried it today, finally.

    It's a combo between Bulgari PH, Bulgari PH Soir and Bulgari Aqua Marine. Very quiet, transparant scent. Very inoffensive. More sensual than Bulgari PH thanks to the...
  17. Re: How can you tell how much fragrance is remaining in solid bottles?

    Hold it next to a lamp, you will see it's partly shine through.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I did not mean the details, but the same category, structure and overall feel of the scent. Such that Rochas Man is very similar in many regards to A*Men, being a sweet masculine gourmand.

    It just...
  19. Thread: GIT or MI?

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    Re: GIT or MI?

    I'd also have to choose MI, although GIT has grown on me and I can appreciate it very much.

    The similarities to Cool Water are kinda off putting though. Like you're wearing a higher quality mass...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Absolutely. If the way in which Bleu is storming up the charts is any indication of its popularity then there's a lot, lot of Bleu being made. To achieve production and consistency in that kind of...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I think that's a very appropriate term, LiveJazz :)
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I understand what you're trying to say, but 'high quality ingredients' absolutely don't correlate to 'not having plasticy / synthetic notes' in your fragrance. Something pure and natural like rose...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    If you're so experienced, please list the natural extracts that can be found in Bleu?

    Actually I am humble enough to know I'm not a human chromatographer.
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    Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water

    I once bought a fake 120 ml SMW. The smell smelled like a 90% diluted SMW. Some blackcurrant note was still there, as well as a slight musk note. But it was very watery compared to the original.

    I...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    I find it so funny that people seem to know when 'high quality ingredients' are used. What captives are used? What expensive aromachemicals? What natural extracts perhaps, although I suppose Bleu de...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Tried Bleu again for the second time, and the fragrance lover in me is repulsed by the total lack of artistery in Bleu de Chanel.

    This is another synthetic Woody Oriental that you smell in half of...
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    Re: An inexpensive Chergui clone...

    Chergui and Bulgari Black are very similar indeed. I find that Chergui has more emphasis on honeyed hay, whilst Bulgari Black has more emphasis on rubber.

    I also own Arpege PH, and I find it a...
  28. Re: L'Artisan Havana Vanille, M. Micallef Note Vanillee, or Tauer Lddm?

    Havana Vanille had high expectations for a while from me and others on the board, but it was a disappointment to me. Not very vanillic and a bit of a boring L'Artisan base.

    Perhaps it's better to...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Tried it today, and they should have named it Chanel Allure Homme Edition Bleu.

    Same squeeky clean, synthetic middle management scent as the Allure Homme line, but indeed, with a pineapple top.
    ...
  30. Re: Looking for a dignified yet sensual Sandlewood.

    Diptique Tam Dao and Ormonde Jayne Man.

    Or Floris Santal.
  31. Re: YSL Live Jazz is like Bond no. 9 Riverside Drive

    Hmm, a lot of disagreement, which is good. ;)

    I have to admit I sampled Riverside Drive a couple of months ago, so I didn't do a side by side comparison. It was just the first thing that...
  32. YSL Live Jazz is like Bond no. 9 Riverside Drive

    Do you agree?

    I just sampled Live Jazz today and it reminds me of Riverside Drive. Both are green, minty, woody aromatic scents, bordering on aquatics.
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    Re: Fragonard Concerto - what is it like?

    Thanks a lot Addict. :) I actually really like JF and no. 89.
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    Re: Fragonard Concerto - what is it like?

    No users of this scent? :huh:
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    Re: Creed Himalaya and ambergirs

    Nah, it's perception, in part due to preconception. :)
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    Re: Creed Himalaya and ambergirs

    That's just your mind desperately looking for connections and interpretations of what you smell based on what you know the name of the fragrance is.



    Thank you, this is exactly what I mean.
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    Re: Creed Himalaya and ambergirs

    Also, the name insinuates a lot about the scent, even subconsciously. Wouldn't look too much into it, really.
  38. Re: Terre D'Hermes without the citrus grapefruit

    Eccentric Molecules - Molecule 01
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    Re: Floris Santal vs. Gucci Envy for Men

    1) Absolutely. As comparable as say Green Irish Tweed and Cool Water. Clearly loads of similarity.

    2) Floris Santal = Guccy Envy minus the ginger note. They have the same synthetic sandalwood...
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    Fragonard Concerto - what is it like?

    Somehow Fragonard Concerto has been on my mind for a while now, but I've been unable to find a sample and feel hesitant to spend money on a blind buy.
    ...
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    Re: Is Silver Mountain Water too light?

    Ah, the famous Creed Inconsistency / Failing Quality Control argument of having batches of different qualities. ;)

    Anyway, my nose becomes numb for Silver Mountain Water after 4 hours. Will not...
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    Re: Is wood becoming the new aquatic/ozone?

    This must be the most shortsighted post on Basenotes ever. :)

    I'll just ignore your flaws in argument for the moment. But to point out a fact: most Asian consumers actually prefer transparent,...
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    Re: Le Male vs Cuba Gold vs 360 White

    Cuba Gold has some of that nauseating synthetic sandalwood stuff that you can also find in Floris Santal or Gucci Envy.
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    Re: Bvlgari Soir a compliment magnet!

    Soir gave me a piercing headache as well during the mid notes. It's clean and classy but just poking my brains too much.

    I love Bulgari PH though.
  45. Re: Help me decide between these two: L'Instant De Guerlain or Armani Code

    L'Instant, and I like the EdT better for it's luminous woodyness, if I may quote Guerlain's marketing department.
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    Re: Favorite Bang-For-The-Buck Fragrances

    I like Halston Z-14. It's 95% identical to Tom Ford's Italian Cypress for 5% of the price.
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    Poll: Re: Azzaro PH vs. YSL Rive Gauche PH

    Thanks for your input guys!

    This is my second consecutive day wearing them both on each arm. I am still undecided. They are remarkable similar aromatic fougères, though yet so different in the...
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    Poll: Azzaro PH vs. YSL Rive Gauche PH

    Looking for a masculine aromatic fougère for my collection and am kinda undecided about these two.

    Azzaro PH is slightly sweeter, smoother, whilst Rive Gauche PH has this prominent clove note that...
  49. Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water - Longevity/Sillage

    I smell it on my clothes next day, but my nose gets fatigued pretty quickly on the day I'm wearing it.
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    So with which designer scent(s) would you compare Aventus to? In terms of similarity of the scent?

    Think of GIT, similar to Cool Water. Himalaya, similar to Paco Rabanne XS etc.
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    Re: Nose behind Le 3ème Homme?

    This could very well be.
  52. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    For the people who asked about the launch date: it will be exclusively available in some London, UK stores. In september 2010, they will do a world-wide launch.
  53. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    The 'interview' with Morillas is cringeworthy though, marketingblurbs, but of course geared to the general audience behind that camera.

    I don't think Bulgari invested much in the $$/ml material...
  54. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    Wow. Will this be replacing the ageing (1994) legendary Bulgari PH?

    Will certainly try this one!
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    Re: Spicy, zesty, masculine rose?

    Tauer's Une Rose Chyprée has enough zing!
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme - Underrated?

    Hm, one neutral review should be mine, but I was leaning towards negative, because I think Escada PH is vastly overrated here at Basenotes. The whole construction, smelled up close, smells cheap and...
  57. Re: A&F Fierce smells just like Joop Nightflight!

    Isn't it the violet? Because the the top has a brief reminiscence of Green Irish Tweed as well. Very brief, very blurry, but it's definitely there.

    The rest smells like a better version of Axe...
  58. Re: What's your favorite fragrance featuring a ginger note?

    This must be Tom Ford Japon Noir.
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    Re: how many sprays of Creed MI?

    I'd go for two sprays in the morning and a spray reapplication further on in the day.

    Six sprays would be too intense.
  60. Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Sounds like he was burning the advent candles ;) ;) ;)
  61. Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Heh. I think I started the description of the vanilla candle at Basenotes last year.

    I reapplied TV in the rest room while having a drink with my friends. When I came back, one friend suddenly...
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    Re: Fragrancex scam's

    Takes a long time for me as well.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    Can you tell us more about Hesperides, Craig? It's not in the Basenotes directory...
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    I always think I smell like a great coconut. ;)
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    Re: L' Artisans Havana Vanilla

    Had high hopes for this one, but the notes seem too abstract for me in real life.
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    Re: How to best heal blemishes???

    First of all: don't put anything on top of them if they're still open and bleeding. Wait till your skin heels itself and look if it leaves a red mark in a week.

    If so, you can use an AHA or BHA...
  67. Re: My family questions my sexuality because I use Fragrance...

    Um, I don't think his granny would survive if she found out he is wearing the same perfume as she does.
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    Re: Bleecker Street is awesome

    I wasn't baffled by it. Bond no 9 smell like a high-end niche Axe scent to me. Very synthetic - I consider synthetics to be full worthy building blocks fo scents, so I should say 'very abstract' but...
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    Re: Something like Tam Dao?

    How about Ormonde Jayne Man or Cacharel Nemo?
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    Re: Perfume encounter in the toilet

    I use Bulgari's Eau Parfumee au Thé Vert Extreme as floor wipe. Smells delicious :D

    But still, it seems to be a somewhat different category to display a designer perfume bottle on top of your...
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    Perfume encounter in the toilet

    So I went to visit a friend of mine, who's living in a student dorm. I had to go to the toilet, and to my surprise, I found this:

    http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a156/Stereotomy/b510a3b4.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford for men....

    It's definitely not too mature. It's a fresh oriental.
  73. Re: is there any scent that smells like SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER?

    I'm a bit agitated by all the 'I am King = SMW ripoff' comments here. People assume that Unforgivable was a MI knockoff, and therefore project their feelings on 'I am King'.

    Nobody who has sniffed...
  74. Re: My Doctor Complimented Me On My Fragrance!

    Soapy :cheesy:
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    Re: An inexpensive Chergui clone...

    Do you mean Arpege pour Homme or the original Lanvin Arpege?
  76. Re: Which fragrance smells most similar to 1 million?

    Caron's L'Anarchiste is a more mature version.
  77. Re: Smells just like Tom Ford-Tobacco Vanille????

    Try L'Occitane Ambre. It's the base of TV.

    Also, I have always found Hermès Ambre Narguilé and L'Artisan Tea for Two in the same genre. Same amber bases, different themes. (honey tobacco vs....
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    Poll: Re: Bulgari pour Homme for summer

    Original. I love the concept of soir but it gives me a headache. Extreme is too sour in the top for me.

    I always think this scent loses sillage after 2 hours, but somehow many people still smell...
  79. Re: Millesime Imperial vs. Unforgivable Multi-Platinum longevity

    Has he ever officially stated that he ordered David Apel to copy Millesime Imperial with cheaper ingredients? I know it's a common conception here on Basenotes, probably grown from the fact that he...
  80. Re: Do you ladies still go crazy over Aqua Di Gio?

    Love the scent. It's only by association (too mainstream, too many youngsters, too aquatic, too generic) that it's so hated here on Basenotes. No wonder it's been in the top 10 for scents in stores...
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    Re: Guerlain question: L'Instant EdT vs EdP

    I'm with the few that likes the luminous qualities of the EdT better. Less is more. The EdP really gets overpowered by the bitter cacao (powder) notes.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water replacement?

    Guys, this Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart, are you talking about the 'for men' or the 'for women' version?
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    Re: Virgin Island Water replacement?

    Marc Jacobs Men. It's really figgy/coconutty.
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    Re: What Fate Awaits the House of Guerlain?

    Your comparison to Microsoft is flawed and you try to hide it by telling more trivial stuff such as that 'you are in the business technology domain', as if that would make anything you say have more...
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    Re: Bvlgari Presentations..

    http://www.perfumezilla.com/images_product/aqua-pour-homme-cologne-by-bvlgari-3-4-oz-eau-de-toilette-spray-tester-men.jpg

    Actually, for Bulgari Aquae I'd prefer the Testers, because they come with...
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    Re: What Fate Awaits the House of Guerlain?

    Maybe you could be more helpful and actually explain your Microsoft comparison to him.

    Also, being in a particular domain doesn't mean you automatically make sense.
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    Re: Bvlgari Presentations..

    Pics or it didn't happen :)
  88. Re: Article: An interview with Andy Tauer at Esxence

    Andy is an amazing guy.

    I need to process his decision for a more industrial, modern, cool look of his new case and bottle design though. I like the case, but the bottle seems very industrial and...
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    Re: What Fate Awaits the House of Guerlain?

    Don't blame Thierry Wasser for mediocrities. Blame LVMH for briefing him to create mainstream stuff on a shoestring.
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    Re: gucci ph I v. gucci ph II

    PH I: pencil shavings with amber (winter frag)
    PH II: cinnamon iced tea (all-year, but very suitable for summer frag)

    I'm smitten with PH II, and I think it doesn't get the love it deserves here...
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    Re: Strikethrough in text formatting

    Great! I always assumed it didn't work, because this didn't work. But we'll have to type it out. :)
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    Re: A sweeter Bvlgari Black ?

    How about Serge Lutens Chergui or Santa Maria Novella Tabacco Toscano? :thumbsup:
  93. Re: Chergui - more on the masculine side, feminine or perfectly unisex?

    It's not a girly-girly scent indeed. But a woman should be easily pulling this one off with flair.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L’Eau by Guerlain

    Synthetic smell-good mainstream scent variant, same category as Chanel Homme Allure Sport and Gucci by Gucci PH.
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    Re: Scents you just don't understand

    Il Giardino by Michael Storer.

    Oh wait, you asked for *popular* scents. ;)
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    Re: Luca Turin Fragrance Testing - True?

    In my experience, I don't smell heavy molecules that well from blotters (musks, woody molecules), while smaller molecules like citronal, lemonal etc. come off the blotters easier. Has this issue been...
  97. Re: Oh Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce, how I love thee!

    http://i.ebayimg.com/07/!Bbl2qd!B2k~$(KGrHqMH-DkEquDH4Y5mBKws3YjpMg~~_12.JPG

    I just saw this on eBay. So funny, haven't seen it before. Would this be real, to be used by store employees?
  98. Re: does terre de hermes have too much rose in it?

    I think she's confusing it with the cannabis note. :D
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    Bulgari Blu II and Blu Eau d'Eté

    Bulgari Blu II for women:

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2009/06/29/bvlgari-blv-eau-de-parfum-ii-new-fragrance/


    Bulgari Blu Eau d'Eté for women:
    ...
  100. Re: Chanel Egoiste - i never knew it was a sandalwood prominent scent.

    Actually, I currently have a fabric softner that smells like the fabric softner version of Egoiste. :D

    http://www.lenorinfusions.com/concentrate.htm

    It's Lenor Infusion Rose - something like...
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