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    Re: Sprad's Swap Thread

    Bump - once again updated.
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    Re: Date scent: aventus vs la nuit vs DHI

    Good for you, buddy!
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    Poll: Re: Potential Purchases

    My vote for Bois du Portugal. Excellent fragrance, even in summertime (despite its reputation...)
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    Re: Date scent: aventus vs la nuit vs DHI

    My vote for La Nuit. Nicer in closer quarters for a longer period of time.
  5. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/22/14) Round 2: Dreamer vs L`air du Desert Marocain

    So can I have the Pinto and we'll call it even?
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    Re: FREE Sample ENGIN Willing to Review - MadHat Scents

    Sounds like an intriguing fragrance. May I give it a try?
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    Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    This is probably a good rule for pretty much the entire Amouage line.
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    Re: Suggestions needed for a signature scent

    Hi there! Welcome to Basenotes!

    Green Irish Tweed is a fine, fine fragrance, and it fits the profile of your fragrance usage. Also try Millesime Imperial and Aventus from Creed, as they may suit...
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    Re: Wearing a strong fragrance in the club

    You say "or" like it's optional.
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    Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    I've never had that complaint, probably because I always limit myself to 2 sprays to the neck, and only use 1 for the stronger stuff. It's basically for precisely that reason, too - if it's too light...
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    Re: Sprad's Swap Thread

    Bump - removed swapped items.
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    My very favorite is Lanvin's Arpege. I can pull it off if used very lightly, and I think it's beautiful.
  13. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/18/14) Round 2: Egoiste vs Gucci Pour Homme II

    Egoiste wins here by a long shot.

    Now, if it were up against the original 1976 Gucci Pour Homme... That'd make me really think.
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    Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    I almost never get compliments. Part of it probably has to do with my refusal to put on more than two sprays of any perfume I own each time I wear them, but even so they're pretty sparse.

    The last...
  15. Re: any suggestions for office/daily business fragrance

    Try Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme.
  16. Re: Hello, what fragrances would be more 'manly'

    22 and looking for youthful but masculine scents? To start, check out the Yves Saint Laurent offerings - L'Homme is one that might suit you. Also try out Kouros, which is hyper-manly but may be too...
  17. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/12/14) Round 2: Fahrenheit vs Bois du Portugal

    My vote for Bois du Portugal.
  18. Re: What would you get first, Jubilation XXV or Dia Man?

    Jubilation XXV will almost certainly be the first Amouage bottle I buy whenever I get around to it. Dia Man is good too, but not up there.
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    Re: Favorite Creeds by smell only

    No order:

    Baie de Genievre
    Royal English Leather
    Virgin Island Water
    Millesime Imperial
    Royal Delight
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    Re: Please recommend a niche...

    God, they're always beating me to it... I second this.
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    Re: Done with EBay it's infested with fakes..

    I'm fairly sure DiamondFlame was referencing people who don't want to pay retail price for anything they buy, fragrance or not. The kind of person a knock-off perfume vendor would try to take...
  22. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/10/14) Round 2: Versace Pour Homme vs Spicebomb

    Versace. Spicebomb lives up to its name a little too well for me.
  23. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    If you have department stores that sell fragrance near you, they'll give you a few free samples if you ask. Beyond those few, and if you want the more niche brands, you'll probably need to buy from...
  24. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    I'm a little bit biased because I've never been much of a fan of Aventus myself, but the reviews of it seem to speak for themselves. Between it and La Nuit, choose whichever you prefer. It's your...
  25. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    Not if it works for you, friend. Egoiste is a fine, fine fragrance. I get more vanilla than honey, but it definitely has a warm sweetness about it.
  26. Thread: Something new

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    Re: Something new

    Grey Vetiver and Terre d'Hermes spring to mind for that weather and setting.
  27. Re: Difficulty choosing what to wear (Semi-beginner).

    If you're hoping to attract a 20-something girl, I'd agree that Terre d'Hermes may not be the best way to go about it, though it would've been my first recommendation. I'd recommend using the La Nuit...
  28. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    Again. Make this happen.

    Gooooo YMCA!
  29. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/9/14) Round 2: Aventus vs YSL L`Homme

    L'Homme. The overwhelming love for Aventus here still astounds me.
  30. Re: Do you guys feel strange when you don't put on any fragrance?

    Honestly, one of the things I love about fragrance is how normal I feel with or without it. I go stretches of weeks or months with a scent every day, and likewise there are extended periods where I...
  31. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/8/14): Royal Oud vs La Nuit de L`Homme

    Ivy Tech v. Milwaukee Bucks. Make it happen!
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    Re: Looking for a nice aquatic fragrance

    Edit: Perhaps I was thinking more along the lines of "marine" with Bleu, rather than specifically aquatic. In that case, I'd probably point you to Bulgari Aqua.
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    Re: Fahrenheit or DHI or something else?

    Not a tremendous fan of Fahrenheit (precisely the reason I'm trading my bottle away) but I would recommend going for it if Dior Homme is already in your collection.
  34. Re: Looking for something a bit unique - please help

    Beat me to it. I second this recommendation; excellent fragrance for women, and considering your appreciation for Aventus you probably can't go wrong.
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    Re: Barbershop scent: Worth paying $250?

    Sartorial seems more refined to me than a barbershop scent.
  36. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/8/14): Royal Oud vs La Nuit de L`Homme

    Royal Oud, but I appreciate both.
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    If you want to save a little money, visit a Sephora or other similar department store. They'll have samples of most of the aforementioned recommendations, and if you ask they'll give you a couple for...
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    Re: Looking For Recommendations

    A work scent for a 32-year-old? Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme comes to mind, I'd try that out. It comes at well under $100 too, so you won't break the bank.

    As for the deodorant issue, both ways are...
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    Re: Help a brother out! Another Fake GIT Thread

    It doesn't hurt to ask, especially on this subject. A Creed is a big purchase, and there are enough fakes out there to justify your concerns. It appears to me that your particular bottle is authentic...
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    Sprad's Swap Thread

    Looking to thin the herd a little if I can by trading some bottles I have not used in a long while. Continental United States preferred, but I'll consider shipping outside if the deal is right.
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    The bottle reminds me of a sailboat, and it looks like they're going for the notes to suggest it as well. It might be interesting, although the oud seems out of place. Let's hope it's just Bond...
  42. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/6/14): AdG Essenza vs Musc Ravageur

    No harm in these polls. It is a very simple matter to not open them or partake if one takes exception to their premise or concept, and one per day does not cause any sort of forum disruption or...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yes! Chergui and Ambre Sultan are always, always winners. They grab compliments from both genders like one wouldn't believe. Respect their aura.
  44. Re: I'm going to San Francisco tomorrow! What should I try?

    It's an exceptional fragrance, as with most of the Diptyque offerings. Definitely worth picking up if you have some spare dollars. I hope you had fun!
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    Re: Man in Chicago suburb shot over cologne

    Those two counties have been claiming it forever, that much I know. I still think it's bunk... We of the rest of the state would like them back!

    And you're correct, you won't find an AR-15 at...
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    Re: Creed's Virgin Island Water and Windsor

    Love them both very much, but concur with those who don't detect similarity.
  47. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/5/14): Pure Malt vs Rose 31

    Pure Malt has been something of a disappointment for me after getting pulled into the hype a couple of years ago, whereas Rose 31 is one of the best rose fragrances I've ever tried. My vote for Le...
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    Re: Man in Chicago suburb shot over cologne

    I think RP is correct in calling the presence of the gun in the hands of two felons as the main problem. With an assault rifle in hand, conflict between them is not going to result well, cologne or...
  49. Re: Looking for a simple fragrance for a warm night out

    Second the recommendation for Philosykos. Excellent fragrance for warm nights, and simple as they come.
  50. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/4/14): L`air du Desert Marocain vs Le Male

    Curious match today. I actually don't mind Le Male at all, though I can't remember the last time I used mine. But L'Air is a real masterstroke in my opinion, and for that reason LDDM gets my vote.
    ...
  51. Poll: Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Concur fully with hednic. Both are phenomenal, but Ambre Sultan has the superior scent of the two in my opinion. To be fair, I do own a bottle of Ambre and not of Fille, but my preference still goes...
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    Re: Your Motive/reason for having MANY Colognes

    You want answers? You want the truth? You can't handle the truth!
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    Re: Your Motive/reason for having MANY Colognes

    It's an interest I take part in, and those cost money. If it wasn't fragrances I was dropping my money on, it'd be something else. Occupying one's time can be a rather expensive venture sometimes.
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    Re: The best "amber " ever. Suggestion....there many but few to be listed.

    Either Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan or Andy Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain, they fought each other for top spot.

    But that's just in my experience.
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    I picked up IX Rocawear for next to nothing because I thought the packaging was so stupidly ridiculous I had to try it. I did and it gave me a headache so bad I had to not only scrub it off...
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    Re: What budget scents do you actually wear?

    I'm not sure what they run for today, but back in the day you could obtain the pretty good-smelling Jovan Musk for Men for a pittance and the astonishingly good Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur for just a...
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    Poll: Re: Your Top 5 Creeds

    I'm sorry, I can't order these with any sort of confidence, so we'll just go alphabetical.

    1. Baie de Genievre
    2. Millesime Imperial
    3. Royal English Leather
    4. Royal Oud
    5. Silver Mountain...
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    Re: Help me ID this unknown cologne?

    Sorry for this double post, but I'm bumping this thread because I've just uploaded pictures! I'd forgotten about this old bottle I received more than 2 years ago, then pulled it out of the cabinet...
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    Re: Which scents brings you good 80's memories?

    Monogram by Ralph Lauren
    Chaps by Ralph Lauren (the original one)
    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur by Pierre Cardin
    Fendi Uomo by Fendi
    Jovan Musk for Men by Jovan
    Z-14 by Halston
    I-12 by Halston...
  60. Re: Is Tom Ford's Black Orchid a good scent for men?

    The fact that Black Orchid is marketed as a female scent is astounding. It is perhaps the most unisex fragrance specified for one gender that I've ever encountered. I own it and love it, just be...
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    Re: Am I missing something about Polo's frags?

    Oh, forgot about Chaps, that stuff's great as well! I finally emptied my only old bottle some time last year, which makes me sad. I loved that fragrance too.
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    Re: Am I missing something about Polo's frags?

    I didn't like Black, Explorer was alright, and Sport was decently interesting. The one Ralph Lauren offering I really and truly enjoy is Monogram, which was a great scent made in 1985. Unfortunately...
  63. Re: How To Effectively Wear Cologne this Summer with Sunblock

    The arguments against sunblock being harmful, especially to the point of causing skin cancer, are totally unfounded and put forward by illogical people with unsatisfactory information. It's almost to...
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    Re: Long Lasting Fragrances suggestions

    Joop! Homme - shocked that nobody previously mentioned it, unless I missed it. Longevity monster, I coaxed something like 30 hours on it on one wrist a while back without showering.

    Agree on...
  65. Re: I got to try Bond New York Amber today at Saks Fifth...what a beautiful fragrance....

    So...many...ellipses!

    I like it a lot, too, but apparently because they claim that there's oud somewhere underneath all the visible notes, it deserves another 100 or so dollars. I've never smelled...
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    Re: HELP! What should my next purchase be?

    I would recommend La Nuit de L'Homme, which you generally can't go wrong with. It's not too expensive and I find it's usually better received than L'Homme. Test both before you make a decision...
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    Re: Critique My Collection

    I couldn't help but notice that Le Male was listed twice. Coincidence? I think not! :)

    Anyway, I like your collection, it's a really nice representation of a lot of the better non-niche...
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    Re: Dandies and Peacocks, strut your stuff!

    Black Orchid and Habit Rouge both qualify and turn heads, but for extremely different reasons.

    Probably best to know your audience first!
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    Re: Bond No.9 Sag Harbor

    Tried it in Saks the other day. I wouldn't consider purchasing it, but something about the fragrance was just rather intriguing, kind of set it apart from most of what I smell.

    Didn't really...
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    Poll: Re: Quick Poll: Aramis vs Drakkar Noir

    Both significant fragrances, but in terms of which is better it's Aramis by a long shot.
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    Re: Notes/Ingredients you have issues with...

    I can't stand calone at all.
    Also, for some reason, when violet leaves are prominent in a formulation of any kind, from a Calvin Klein to a Creed, it really bothers me. Sometimes I get a headache,...
  72. "Mr. Slimane, our fashion house is struggling!...

    "Mr. Slimane, our fashion house is struggling! What should we do?"
    "Does the house have multiple words in its name?"
    "Yes, it does!"
    "Drop the first word, and we'll restore this company to...
  73. Re: New Fragrances: Davidoff Cool Water Pure Pacific

    Welcome to the world, million and seventh Cool Water flanker!

    I can imagine sniffing it once to sate my almost nonexistent curiosity about it and then moving on until flanker 1,000,008.
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    Re: Indianapolis, IN area

    Just posting in here to let any and all interested in the area know that Moorman's has closed its doors for good. Mr. Moorman passed quite a while ago and his wife was tiring of running the store, so...
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    Back in the fold, can I get some advice?

    Hey there, everybody, good to see you all again... yes, after several months of terrible inactivity with only a visit or two occasionally, I've decided to get back into the swing of things here in...
  76. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Jason:

    Chergui
    La Nuit de L'Homme
    Body Kouros
    Pi
    Le Male

    Very nice wardrobe, Jason.
  77. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From ceekay:

    A*Men Pure Malt
    Arabian Nights - Pure Oud
    Fat Electrician
    Nasomatto Absinthe
    Wonderwood

    I got a whiff of pure oud back when they had it in the Saks I visit... wonderful.
  78. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Marc:

    Black Aoud
    Angel Men Pure Malt
    Ambre Sultan
    Jubilation XXV
    Musc Ravageur

    My god, Marc, 1 Million made my head (and I'm usually VERY headache-resistant) go BOOM!
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    Re: Favorite use of raspberry note.

    By Kilian's Back to Black, nice stuff.
  80. Re: Collectors: What's the Crown Jewel of Your Collection?

    2 bottles of Ralph Lauren's Monogram - one 1/5th full and without bottom label or box, one completely full and with both.

    I also treasure my Baie de Genievre, New Haarlem, and Back to Black, but...
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    What would be...

    some good occasions to wear By Kilian's Back to Black?
    I received a bottle for Christmas and though I love the scent (and the classy but flashy packaging) I can't think of many times to use it...
    ...
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    Floating matter in my Brit?

    Hi.

    I was given Burberry Brit for Men as a gift last Christmas.

    It's definitely legitimate and it smelled perfectly fine, but I haven't used it in a long time. It's just been sitting around in...
  83. Re: A Good Way To Quickly Figure Out If A Fragrance Is Good Or Not?

    If you really want to impress your ladyfriend, ask her to come testing with you. I agree, fragrances are for you, but in your situation, ask her what she likes.

    I'm not saying that you should buy...
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    Re: Your top 5 powerhouse frags

    No particular order here:

    Fahrenheit
    Fendi Uomo
    Joop! Homme
    Aramis
    Ralph Lauren Monogram

    oh, and if you include A*Men as a powerhouse, it's in there.
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    I need suggestions...

    Hey everybody, I'm just now finishing up with my antibiotic regimen (I was sick with bronchitis and a sinus infection, needed to steer clear of cologne for a while), and I really need to know: Where,...
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    Re: I Want My Body To Smell Good

    Well, "looking for power". I've found that Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford and Silver Mountain Water by Creed fit that description. I haven't the money for them, maybe you do?

    Test others. Acqua di...
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    Well, just perfect.

    I just came back from the doctor's and, as it turns out, I do not have strep throat as I had expected.

    I actually have a sinus infection, which is draining into my ears, down my throat (causing...
  88. Re: Suggestions for powerful, long lasting, classic frags that are relatively inexpensive?

    Fendi Uomo.

    It's discontinued now, but I'm pretty sure if you looked around you could get it fairly cheap.
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    Re: Looking for a cinnamon scent...

    Baie de Genievre by Creed.

    It has a cinnamon leaf note in it which I've found unmatched.
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    Re: Today was the first day............

    Just curious, who told you this? Adrenal fatigue is a term in modern Quackery ("alternative" ""medicine"") to get you to buy their sugar pills. It can be medical, like in adrenal insufficiency or as...
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    Re: Found at a truck stop

    Oh my God.

    The evil has spread here. Quickly, fellow Hoosiers, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!
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    Re: A Different Type of Holy Grail Question...

    Oh, God, yes!

    I have a sample of this and Paul Sebastian Fine Cologne (which is a different scent than PS), and I swear to God, I've never had to be more conservative in my life! I wish I could...
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    Re: Does it make you kind of sad...

    People have different likes and dislikes, and are entitled to think that your fragrance is not a very good one. That's true, I see it, and I abide by it. The only thing that truly annoys me down to...
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    Re: Verdict: Avon fragrances

    I have Perceive for Men (safe fresh scent I've never even worn once, but cool geometric bottle), HisStory (neat name but horrible bottle, the scent is just another safe, mildly spicy fresher.) I also...
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    Re: A Different Type of Holy Grail Question...

    I have to agree, thank goodness I still have two bottles.
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    Re: good smelling perfume for a teenage girl!

    Please don't hate me for this recommendation. :)

    I'm going to suggest Ralph Hot by Ralph Lauren (2006).

    Incredibly stupid name aside, it's a sweet gourmand, it's fairly competitively priced,...
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    Re: pureDKNY unisex?

    I've sniffed it. It smelled really pretty wonderful, but feminine... I guess if you can pull it off, wear it.
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    Re: Diluted Fragrances Vs. Knock Off Fragrances

    Well, as I've seen... the fakes are completely different. They barely ever even attempt to give it anything that smells at all like it. This includes dangerous chemicals sometimes, so Fakes are the...
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    Re: question about a BN transaction" dispute"

    Typically, it's a custom to send money as a "Gift" simply to avoid PayPal's transaction fees.
    He probably should have told you about it, but over such a paltry amount, I'd pay the $4 and keep the...
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    Re: Indianapolis, IN area

    Don't forget our Saks. Finding the right salespeople there can score you 10+ niche samples without a purchase.

    (I once went there and walked away with not only several Creed and several others...
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