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  1. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    Absolutely. I thought of that whn writing. I think, by and large, 90% of fragrances would put people off if they werent your mass market, fresh designer 'thing', so maybe it doesn't help...
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    Good effort on ploughing through.

    My experience - the Private Blend stuff wow'd me at first. The likes of Amber Abolute, Tobacco Oud Intense etc.

    Over time, most - including Amber Absolute,...
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    Re: my Tom Ford sampling

    Yes. Discontinued back in June/July. Crazy.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Two ways to go with this. One is the arabic side of things. Others will know these much better than me.

    The other is the western designer 'thing'. I'd feel more comfortable recommending these:
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  5. Re: Five Female Fragrances From Fragrance Houses Men Can Easily Wear?

    I'd agree with the last part - BR540's success baffles me.

    I would say the real litmus test for such selections would be whether non-basenotes/fragrance enthusiasts could 'easily wear' each female...
  6. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    Hopefully you're not using Eau de Toilet to perfume yourself...?

    Aftershave lotions are ok - something to soothe, something unscented. It does all the practical jobs needed. But you're still free...
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    Re: My bottle of Terre d'Hermès has gone bad

    While common sense does suggest it's not good to keep perfumes in the bathroom, my father has a bottle of Amyris (Aramis...) from the 70s, and Eternity bought around the time of release, that are...
  8. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    That's very annoying. I personally am really enjoying it as a scent, it's just a scent profile I like, and nothing really from the designer world seems better than it. Seems it's worth seeking out...
  9. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    As good a reason as any!
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    Re: Crappy day crappy cologne??

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apsi0HaMxbA

    I would say it's a powerful goud...a powerful gouda, if you will...
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    Re: Crappy day crappy cologne??

    I think they're good, Oud especially. Try it out, see what you think.
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    Re: What would Dan Bilzerian wear?

    Aventus would be my guess
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    Re: Help me find better

    The 'amber' in vanillic ambers is very different to the 'amber' in scents like The One, though. I think that's an issue - expecting something a touch spicy, boozy, tobacco, leather, and a hint of...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Change of order perhaps?
  15. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Thanks hednic. Are you a fan?
  16. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrances That Set You Apart From The Public?

    Possibly Oud Minerale - just on the weird side of 'fresh' - along with Gucci Pour Homme.
  17. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Went ahead and bought a bottle of Montblanc Explorer.

    Only had an official sample vial so had a couple of wears out of it.

    Want to see if it can replace Aventus, basically. It's either...
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    Re: Help me find better

    This is a scent profile that seemingly no perfumer wants to make 'beastly'. Similar scents like Tom Ford for Men, Vera Wang for Men etc. also perform poorly.

    If you love the scent, buy a travel...
  19. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    Well I've tried my older sample of Layton today and it is very different to the newer sample I have - which makes me think there's some solid truth to that batch variation issue. Or possibly it's a...
  20. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Thanks. I have it saved on ebay so if it ever comes up, I'll try it. If it's close enough to Rush it could be a clincher as I just cannot see Rush lasting through to the Spring for me (which is when...
  21. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    A valid point.

    I suppose I raised in relation to what is available right now. So, if, let's say, they discontinue Bentley Absolute or Montblanc Explorer in 5-10 years' time, right now you have...
  22. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    It is sandalwood, yes, but it's very synthetic to my nose - I've actually grown to really love Rush, moreso I think than most I've tried from this list. But that's because of what I think is cypress...
  23. Re: Fresh barbershop green (fern-like) fragrance to pair with Proraso Green aftershave?

    Disappointing, but I'll let it pass. I was cutting some leylandii about a fortnight ago and the branches release the most amazing eucalyptus-lemon scent which I'd never really noticed before - the...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    If nothing else, and obviously he's not going to dig out his own product, does the fact it falls apart in the drydown not just reinforce the point that Jeremy knows/appreciates relatively little...
  25. If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'...)

    Yes, it's another 'forced reduction' question - but not just focusing it on 'the 1', which always feels too restrictive and impractical.

    If you were forced to pick from anything and everything you...
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    Re: Woody incense vanilla

    Try wearing 2 Man over Eau des Missions and see how you get on if that's what you're thinking. Sort of like a body wash/spray adding to 2 Man.
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    Re: share your method of application

    In answer, between 2-4 (or even 6 for really poor scents, but this is rare) sprays on the clavicles.

    1-3 on the forearms, usually inner, above the wrists so it doesn't wash off. Sometimes dab arms...
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    Re: share your method of application

    Ah, a true connoisseur, I see...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    So Morillas 'made' this while, I dunno, he was on the phone?

    "Yes, just hold on...I'm making this 'thing'...yes, a perfume...yes, they're having to charge that much to pay me...I know, I...
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    Re: Woody incense vanilla

    Best?

    There really, really is no best. Not definitively. It's all up to you, what you want, what you like.

    I'd recommend the L'Occitane, but who knows, you might think another is the best?
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    Re: Would you.....

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    Re: TomsCreedDecants? Anyone tried him?

    Can vouch he's good. Weirdly, it's no more cost effective to buy 30ml than it is to buy 10ml.

    I've found it comes to slightly less than 10ml due to the plastic atomisers used - they're always 10ml...
  33. Re: The Cap And Why, Caps That Would Have Been Better Otherwise?

    The Gucci Rush bottle is atrocious. The Acqua di Parma style bottle-and-cap (effectively imitated by Tom Ford's new range in Ombre Leather, Metallique etc.) is by far my favourite.
  34. Re: Fresh barbershop green (fern-like) fragrance to pair with Proraso Green aftershave?

    Eucalptus and Sandalwood sounds amazing. Seen it mentioned a lot. Have to try it if possible - is it hard to acquire?
  35. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Harsh on Bentley Absolute in my opinion. Lacks the nuance, yes, but in the air? 25% similar? A lot more than that, I'd say. If you're actually wearing the stuff, and not dissecting it, it's basically...
  36. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    Is there any consensus on batches? I have two samples and I'd actuall say they're both different - different colours, for starters, and one smells a little rougher than the other. One is clearer, one...
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    Re: Aventus the next Cool Water?

    Out of interest, how often are people smelling Aventus or Aventus-clone fragrances out in the 'wild'? Am I an anomaly or something? I rarely smell it compared to Invictus-esque scents tbh.



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  38. Royal Forest - Taylor of Old Bond Street - "Aventus" shaving cream and aftershave

    I have shaving cream from Taylor of Old Bond Street called 'Royal Forest' and it's not even trying to hide the fact it is an Aventus rip off/clone.

    I've yet to try the Aftershave, but you can see...
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    At present, it's only Gucci Pour Homme 1 for all the questions - two bottles, one 100ml, one 50ml. Looking to add more as I sell off the rest of what I have bought in the process of finding my...
  40. Re: In Your Opinion What Qualifies as a Fragrance?

    Agreed. Body spray is definitely a fragrance. In which case I'm leaning more towards thinking all aftershave/cologne is fragrance.
  41. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Anyway, possible deliberate price gouging aside, this is actually quite an interesting topic.

    I really like Gucci Pour Homme and Rush for Men - Envy I'm less a fan of, and I'm making up my mind on...
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    Re: Best Male Oakmoss fragrance

    This is a good one - not one I love emphatically, but it's good. I'm not a huge fan of oakmoss in and of itself, but the Rogue Perfumery one is pretty impressive, and my favourite scent containing...
  43. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    I haven't, interesting. My plan was to try Caron's whole range where possible though so this reinforces it.
  44. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Thank you, good suggestions. I did really enjoy Hermes EdOV - it was one of the first 'proper' fragrances I bought about 6 years ago on the basis of reading the likes of fragrantica. In fact, I only...
  45. Re: In Your Opinion What Qualifies as a Fragrance?

    As above, lotions don't count...unless you're specifically seeking out something for its fragrant properties, rather than its usefulness. Then I suppose it would? Same goes for soap, body lotion etc....
  46. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    If you disliked it first time round, I don't think the full wear will turn it from a 'hate' to a 'love', but you might get a different/better impression of it.

    For selfish reasons, I'm content for...
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP alternative

    I'm not really a fan of either tbh. Santal 33 does share the kids of 'creamy' synthetic sandalwood note. Tam Dao EDP smells almost like powdered chocolate to me, it's very sweet, and Santal 33 has a...
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP alternative

    I found Santal 33 to be quite similar but with a few more notes, but then I also thought Tam Dao EdP had decent performance, so not really sure what to suggest if you're wanting something 'beastly'.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Not to be weird, but it's because you're better looking than him mate. In all honesty, that would be my guess.
  50. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Someone in the US has paid $65 for about 15-17ml of this - over $4/ml!! - which is certainly overpaying in my book.

    Seems the market is pretty volatile - wonder if the interest basenotes creates...
  51. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    I see - we have consensus after all! Yes, there is something pungent. To be honest, I wouldn't say I dislike it for 2 hours. In fact, I don't dislike it at all - I would agree with you, if I did...
  52. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Thanks rum, appreciate the suggestions.

    I have had a sample of M7 Oud Absolu and I do see what you mean, there's definitely a more upfront citrus. I don't think it fits though - and I'll explain...
  53. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    I'd reiterate my points above as I think you had a thread a few days ago about sampling TF? It's definitely, definitely not for everyone - and a scent where I think you have to be able to pull it...
  54. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    I personally would 'dial down' the synthetic oud 'thing' in the opening - I get rubber and, more specifically, neoprene, but zero smoke, unless you're thinking of a chemical fire. But I also wonder...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Interesting. What are your favourite PV fragrances?
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Lots of people in the UK buy them. I think he (Damien the owner) was quite prolific on the facebook perfume groups for a while. I know many, many people there are buying several of the Pineapple...
  57. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    I think this is one where we have to disagree. I see passing similarities between Acqua di Gio (original) and OM, and though I agree there's not too much 'aquatic' about Profumo - it exists in the...
  58. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Thank you.

    The emotion of fragrance is one of the fundamentals for me. I can see the appeal - and the frustration - of getting in to perfume collecting, of wanting to have as many and as varied...
  59. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    I saw this mentioned in the Orange + Clove thread. I looked in to prices and availability - honestly, I think it's a non-starter. I'd be intrigued to smell it, but no chance I'd own or wear it....
  60. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Yes, something like that would be ideal. Out of interest, do you know what brand the hand soap is?
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Same. Strange coincidence.
  62. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    Hmmm. I personally don't really see it with AdG Profumo, and that's as someone who loves Oud Minerale. Acqua di Sale is more likely to be an inspo, I'd say, as well as the general trend towards...
  63. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    Possibly, but I doubt London is going to become a legal Wild West at midnight on 1st November if we did leave where suddenly no regulations means buy what you want. Things work too slowly for that.
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  64. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    I think that's possibly why so many take issue with the 'unfinished' nature of his Private Blend line. That, and they all seem quite derivative in recent years.

    You look at something like YSL M7,...
  65. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    All likelihood points to Britain's rules on perfume becoming stricter post-Brexit if/when they can pass legislation on it. However, highly, highly doubt we're going to be out of the EU at the end of...
  66. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    No problem - nice to also not see needless conflict online. Made the mistake myself and was helpfully pointed out by someone else online - in the end it doesn't really matter too much, but perhaps in...
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    Re: Best Orange Clove

    Also on the hunt for something orange + clove based. The Creed seems unlikely due to scarcity, wonder if anyone else had any updates here, particularly OP?
  68. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Thanks guys. Good to know. Will try and seek out a sample in London when I next visit, but may be forced to pay for a sample. Sounds promising.

    Would love to hear more suggestions!
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    Re: Homage to Gucci Nobile

    Gee, you do get awfully lucky with these 'few mls remaining' bottles and 'found it in my basement' scents...huh?
  70. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Thanks. Definitely positive signs for that then. I'll check the reviews more closely, but if anyone would like to offer a few lines with regard to its appeal/appropriateness, I'd love to read them...
  71. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Thanks. It's one I've seen before but I find Malles quite...hmmm...not 'hard' to wear...well, actually, yeah, I find them a bit hard to wear. Find they're really quite evocative of old school...
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    Re: Homage to Gucci Nobile

    Have a recent sample and at present I certainly prefer Rush and GHP1 from the vintage Guccis, but then I'm not the biggest fan of fougeres. Very costly fragrance as well, as mentioned on the other...
  73. A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    Memory is undoubtedly one of the most important parts of scent and fragrance. It's with this in mind that I'm trying to find a perfume that captures on of the most evocative smells for me is from...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Same. I basically think I'm done now. In fact, I know I'm done. I'm just twiddling my thumbs with trying to finally wrap up the sample buying and accepting that I've found what I want, it's just a...
  75. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    No, I don't believe there's a distinction like that between the two. It's true to say his signature line is largely modelled on older perfumes in and of themselves, but then you see something like...
  76. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    Na man, check the video above posted by another member. IFRA don't set the rules, it really is coming from government level.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I get the sense a 'reaction' video is a form of passive aggression in this day and age. 'Look, my video reviewing your video got more views/money than yours...just watch it'. Dear me, the...
  78. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Forgot to update this.

    13/8/19: Email reply from TF.

    "I am sorry to inform you that the Beau de Jour is being phased out, once the stock level has been depleted it will be discontinued."
    ...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    hehehe. good job on the editing. there are still a few you missed tho - remember, dot the i's!
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Hmm. Very interesting. Can you tell me more about this meeting? Are you on first name terms with both the Creeds? Really intrigued by your knowledge and your collection - clearly both are vast.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Did you really meet Oliver Creed? Are you sure? How did that go...?
  82. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    Hmm. Really? I don't see anyone paying $4/ml? Can anyone provide a link of that?

    One sealed bottle sold for $500 in the US, otherwise prices are in line with the UK - around £2/ml. So effectively...
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    Re: The hype is real!!!

    I think this is largely true for any big designer. Sauvage is easily the most complimented fragrance I've ever worn relative to time wearing it. This is the result of focus group after focus group,...
  84. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    IFRA don't set the rules. Quite the opposite - they're there to help perfumers abide by them. The rules are made by countries (or governmental bodies) like the EU. I would imagine it's the EU Caron...
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Tom Ford
    Tom Ford for Men
    Oud Minerale
    Beau de Jour

    Acqua di Parma
    Colonia Assoluta
    Sandalo
    Bergamotto di Calabria
  86. Re: Any hope Gucci will bring back Nobile, Envy or Rush with Giannini's departure?

    I don't think anyone's actually paying those prices. Sounds like you got scammed. The most expensive a 120ml bottle has sold for on UK ebay is £250, going down to £140. I'd ask for a partial refund...
  87. Re: What are the all-time great marine fragrances?

    I'm now pretty content to say that for modern 'marines', Oud Minerale and Sel Marin are the best - Sel Marin from an artistic perspective, Oud Minerale for the wonderful, wearable, fresh and...
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    Re: There's a fire, you can take only one.

    Logistics alone, Gucci Pour Homme. Everything else is more easily replaceable.

    In terms of wearability, probably Aventus.
  89. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    Gucci Pour Homme (the brown bottle from 2003) is my favourite in this genre.

    Not perfect, and undoubtedly expensive as it's discontinued, but frankincense can be stunning yet unwearable. GPH1 uses...
  90. Re: Caron not in compliance, will be destroying stock soon

    Sorry, what is this? Why? Have the fallen foul of the EU or something?
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    You're right - it's a total amber bomb in the drydown.

    Hearing such praise for it reiterates my frustration with the scent. If TF had just toned down the powder and vanilla and added some more...
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Aventus. That's it.

    There are some decent ones, but I just can't get on with them. I could see a case for Green Irish Tweed, but even Santal Original - which is a scent profile I like - isn't...
  93. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    There are a few knocking about second hand on ebay - generally, they're probably far safer to buy than fakes, as the gold plaque is probably not being faked. But otherwise, yeah, direct through the...
  94. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    Interesting. Worth perhaps making a thread on that - I'm convinced, for instance, that his signature Tom Ford for Men is largely inspired by/trying to emulate/update whatever he was trying to make...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    He's selling at buy one get one free, which means its 'value' is now about £70 for 100ml. So 5ml for $15 shipped is roughly 50%-70% profit.

    I haven't paid for a Sauvage Parfum sample yet and...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I suppose the counter to this is when you make yourself a public entity as opposed to just a private person. A man is his actions, and Jeremy's actions are literally up for discussion - because it...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Don't blame you. Watched the intro again just now - you know what, I thought of another comparison. It's not just the awkward, forced-friendliness and weird race relations, but it absolutely reminds...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate-watching
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Hahaha.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    In terms of overall, Dior Sauvage received a lot of 'you smell good/greats' despite barely wearing it - only 3 times, if I recall correctly. Honestly, that's probably the highest % of compliments to...
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