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    Re: Finally got TdH, what a gem :)

    I just received a half oz. of the Parfum today. So far, I'm not getting good projection. I may try 1 spray edt, 1 Parfum & see if it helps.
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    Re: Signature Fall scent?

    Pure Havane
    Bentley Intense
    Bvgari Black
    Rodriguez
    Rodriguez Musc
    Spicebomb
    Dior Homme
    Versace Man
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man

    I'm actually a fan, but I don't consider it a must-own. It seems especially appropriate for a night out on a 20-something year old.
    Robes08 has a good YouTube review on UV if you're interested. I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd August 2015

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=115471167

    Oud Alif
    thumbs up!
  5. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    It's unique & perfect for a fun night out specifically in colder weather. I did a 180 on it over time.
    It doesn't crack my top 10 list, but I'd say it's worth it for a decent price.
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    Re: A*men original or pure coffee?

    I love both.
  7. Thread: Latest on TdH/RV

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    Re: Latest on TdH/RV

    Thanks, some think the Parfum is only different during the 1st few minutes, so I guess everyone has an opinion, lol.
  8. Thread: Latest on TdH/RV

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    Re: Latest on TdH/RV

    Thanks for all the advice. I think I'll get a half oz. of the Parfum for now and hope for the best, lol.
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    Re: Latest on TdH/RV

    So even your fave of the 4 has taken a hit, interesting & disappointing
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    Latest on TdH/RV

    I think I'm willing to give Terre d'Hermes another chance after many years. I was in the beginning stage of my interest in fragrances & wasn't a fan of my initial impression. I'm sure my tastes have...
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    Re: which is the best A*MEN ?

    I had no problems with Pure Coffee, but some do with Pure Wood.

    My order is

    1. Tie : A*Men, Malt
    2. Coffee
    3. Tie : Havane, Wood

    Don't like the others enough to own
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    A fan of Bleu, it seemed mostly woody though, didn't care for light blue from what I remember, I hear the woman's version is better though
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    1st I've heard of this house, I'll have to check it out, thanks to all for the suggestions, I have tried a few of those,
    but I'll resample some to confirm my lack of love for incense(although I did...
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    What's LAVS?
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    Sell Me On Incense

    As I decide my next batch of samples, why should I add any incensed-based frags?
    If I want to smell like that, I don't see why I just wouldn't burn it in the room before I leave
    instead of paying a...
  16. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Sounds great, not sure what kind of question you were expecting, lol
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    Re: The Oud Game

    How's the frag?
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    Re: The Oud Game

    Haven't heard of that house but it sure looks cool
    I guess you know what I'm going to ask, lol.....
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    Re: The Oud Game

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.33769.jpg
  20. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    I would blind buy Tar if that happened, lol.
  21. Thread: CdG fans

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    Re: CdG fans

    That's what holds me back from sampling more from the house. I'm not a huge fan of incense. It can be good with other notes,
    but an incense-heavy frag is usually boring to me.
  22. Thread: CdG fans

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    CdG fans

    I read a response on here recently that said he felt like everyone needs at least 1 Comme des Garçons
    frag in their lineup. I think I know what he meant by that. There are times when something off...
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    Re: Tell me about LIDGE

    I've read some reviews of it over the years that I felt hyped it up a bit too much. However, I do think it holds it's own in the gourmand category very well, which is impressive considering how much...
  24. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Weird, I was just about to resurrect this.

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.31991.jpg

    Oud is a fragrance which celebrates the tradition of Arabic scents and presents the Orient in a perfect way....
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    Re: Cuba prestige platinum, any one try it yet?

    Gucci Envy-like? No thanks
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    Re: Cuba prestige platinum, any one try it yet?

    I'm also curious.
  27. Thread: Current opinions

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    Re: Current opinions

    Oh, I wasn't aware of a reformulation. Another "one" bites the dust I guess.
  28. Thread: Current opinions

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    Re: Current opinions

    Is there a reason you spelled Aventus backwards? Where's Kouros & Old Spice? No, I'm not joking, hah.
  29. Thread: Current opinions

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    Current opinions

    I'm not sure why, especially since I didn't even own it in it's heyday, but I've been craving, or at least considering,
    a FB of CK One. How do you feel about it in 2015? Is it OK every now & then,...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre bringing us 3 new releases.

    Has anyone tried any of these yet? They sure look cool.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd March 2015

    http://asset1.marksandspencer.com/is/image/mands/RC_07_T23_1198I_NC_X_EC_0?$PLP_PRODUCT_IMAGE$

    Oud Alif
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

    finishing off my sample of Ultra Zest

    http://static.allure.ru/medialibrary/e15/e150866fd5787d3e8d6c85e566538e6d.jpg
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I've worn it more now & I think it's one of the good ones out of the flankers. I'm not sure I'm impressed with it as some of the others, but the orange note is actually good & this is from someone...
  34. Poll: Re: Lolita Lempicka's Au Masculin Vs Jean Paul Gaultier's Le Male

    Even if "you" don't like it personally, Le Male is a classic that's been around for 2 decades & has aged much better than scents like CkOne.
    While the licorice note in AM is pretty unique, the...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I'm finally testing it today. So far, I think they've done a good job with it. Of course, if you don't like the A*Men DNA, you won't like this, but the orange note doesn't smell cheap or out of place...
  36. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.30033.jpg

    Aoud by Aquaflor Firenze is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for women and men. The nose behind this fragrance is Sileno Cheloni. The fragrance features...
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    Re: Check out my new blog, "Pour Monsieur"

    Does anyone have any updates on this blog? Although he says he's on "hiatus", I think it's more like
    finished at this point, lol. I really enjoyed it & it made me see a lot of fragrances in a...
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    Re: New Fragrance : Sex Tape - The Bohemian Society

    Developed in collaboration with the Institute for Art and Olfaction, Sex Tape is the first signature and unisex fragrance created by Los Angeles based design house Bohemian Society. An Eau de Parfum...
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    New Fragrance : Sex Tape - The Bohemian Society

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.29962.jpg

    Sex Tape by The Bohemian Society is a Aromatic Spicy fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. Sex Tape was launched in 2015. The fragrance...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I have a sample on the way too. I've yet to read something negative about it. Maybe they'll discontinue Pure Shot eventually.
    I actually only dislike PLeather, PChili, & PShot from the flankers.
  41. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Did you mean "those 5"? I was interested in the Cartier's, but they aren't doing extremely well on fragrantica.
    Plus, if they are good, they seemed to fly way under the radar for some reason. I do...
  42. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    OK, it looks like someone's in the mood to play today, :rolleyesold:

    Here we go then...

    Oudh Al Sheykh by Al Musbah is a Oriental Fougere fragrance for men. Top notes are rose, lavender and...
  43. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Ahh, there's just so many these days this game could go on for 5 lifetimes, lol.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th February 2015

    I doubt this has many fans on here, but I'm loving this one lately.
    Even the sprayer impressed me.
    ...
  45. Thread: designer/niche

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    designer/niche

    What are the houses that aren't considered designer but not quite niche either?
    Dior, Chanel, Creed, & Guerlain? None of those? Any others?
    Also, if the quality is better than the average designer,...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    sounds great
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    How is it?
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/sku/small/SEXMCS3.jpg

    https://perfumomania.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/jovan_musk_men_90ml_edt_sp__m3232.jpg

    I had been semi-interested in these from...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Yeah, even though the Pure names have ran their course imo, I actually would have preferred Pure Zest in this case, or to take a break from it all, just Ultra (or just Zest) & have a bottle in a...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-Pstv2tIn6tg2r2AiH_TX0-ozHkKpnSsfF-7aneol01ZjKDL_

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5140bOpjD1L._SY300_.jpg
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    Re: Mancera Aoud Cafe or Montale Intense Cafe

    Are there any new opinions on this battle?
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I've decided to wait for now because while I'm usually impressed with Mugler, no house is immune from disappointments. I actually thought Pure Wood smelled great, but if only it had better...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    What don't you like about the notes? I'm hoping it's something better for warmer weather than Pure Shot.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Welcome, let us know your opinion asap please
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    It's ready to be ordered on their US site. I'm considering.....
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Hmm, I am expecting a Muglarized Ultrared....or something totally out there. I don't think we'll get any complaints
    this time about a flanker being "too much like A*Men".
  57. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    I was considering getting a few Jovans. They have an Oud, several musks, & other various scents that have decent reviews & a good price. The blog in my OP sure liked them too. I just got quite a few...
  58. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    Wow, I'll have to look into some of those.
  59. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    Agree, strange, guess it's "artistic", lol, for some reason it's kind of cool to me though
  60. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    Although it's more of a powerhouse fragrance than a drugstore fragrance(though still cheap &
    decades old),
    this is 1 of my favorite ads..
    ...
  61. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    Ahh, I love googling & youtubing old fragrance ads & commercials from days past. It almost seems to give you a peek
    into the zeitgeist of different decades. What was cool & funny back then...
  62. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    I'm actually surprised that I like most of them from what I've sampled. English Leather Spiced might be my favorite. However, it's a like & not a love for most of them. I don't get extremely excited...
  63. Thread: Drugstore

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    Drugstore

    I'm curious as to what BNers think about "drugstore" fragrances. I have seen a cheap musk, old spice, or the occasional
    English Leather on the SOTD, but do you feel it's time to retire these...
  64. Thread: The Oud Game

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    Re: The Oud Game

    Ah, I own that 1, not something I'd restock, but decent & a unique scent. However, even a run of the mill Montale is better to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 27, 2014

    http://www.profumeriapepos.eu/contents/media/l_aoud%20greedy.jpg
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar Black Wood & Cigar Black Oud

    OK, I think I might pull the trigger on Black Oud, Black Wood, & Cigar's 20th Anniversary Edition & call it a year....or two, lol.
    I'll also keep my exceptions in check for these, but the notes did...
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar Black Wood & Cigar Black Oud

    Has anyone else tried these? I didn't see oud listed in the notes in Black Oud.
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    Re: Gucci PH1 - why so much hype?

    I've always felt GPH 1 & 2 were a bit over-hyped though still good. I have about a
    week's worth of GPH 1 & won't miss it a great deal. I actually prefer 2 Man & even
    Vetyver 46 is quite similar...
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    I have all 6 samples from Xerjoff's Oud Stars in the mail. I've decided to save up for a FB from my favorite out of those, then give this hobby a long rest.
  70. Re: For the winter. Chanel Egoiste or Viktor + Rolf Spicebomb?

    I like SB, not at first though, but I've always been a little surprised by the amount of love it gets. Egoiste is in a different league
    to me at this point & I'd be even more surprised if SB is...
  71. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    I got around to sampling Les Senteurs Gourmandes's
    Black Oud
    Blossom Oud
    Amber Oud
    & Rose Oud.

    I think after about an hour on my skin, Amber Oud is my favorite. The rest are good as well, but...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    samples of:
    Al Khatt
    Fars
    Gao
    Mamlluk
    Najaf
    Zafar
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    Re: 1st niche FB/need help

    good point

    @cacio - I'd probably only be interested in the shower gel, but I just got Kiehl's musk gel at a much more rational price. :-p
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    Re: 1st niche FB/need help

    I wouldn't get it JUST to stick out from the crowd or whatever, but that can be a bonus...as long it's not a sticking out via overspraying.

    @cacio - I saw the other items, but I wasn't sure about...
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    Re: 1st niche FB/need help

    I have sampled it twice actually & was satisfied with the projection, longevity, and everything, but I was just wondering about others' take on this juice.
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    1st niche FB/need help

    I've yet to buy a full bottle of a niche fragrance, but I was thinking of making it Oud 27
    just for it's strangeness alone. I almost don't even consider it to be an oud fragrance,
    but there is...
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    SOTD: Friday, Dec. 5, 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26137804.jpg

    Lancome - L'Autre Oud
  78. Re: Nominate a bottle for the most elegant bottle award here!

    http://www.nstperfume.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/danila.jpg

    Aladin's Gardens
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    Re: 24 Gold vs Pure Malt

    As they say in internetland..."this"
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    Re: Pure Havane or Bentley Intense?

    I like both a lot, but I'll give the slight edge to Havane(PH - 8.5/10, BI - 8/10). Both are worth having eventually though.
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    Re: Your Number One Gourmand Right Now

    http://www.perfumemaster.org/images/fragrances/t/Thierry_Mugler/2008/Thierry_Mugler_A_MEN_PURE_COFFEE_M.JPG

    pure coffee
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    Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    Let's face it, Aventus is going to beat anything these days, lol.
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    Re: New to Niche- Beginner's Sample Guide

    Absolue Pour le Soir - Maison Francis Kurkdjian
    Aoud Lime - Montale
    Rose 31 - Le Labo
    Bond no9 - Silver Factory

    *BTW, I'm actually not a fan of a few of the ones in your list. However, since...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 1, 2014

    Is that a real bird? How do you like Reflection?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, December 1, 2014

    Mugler - Over the Musk

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25095.jpg
  86. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    Actually, I checked their official site, http://www.versace.com/en/fragrances/men/versace-pour-homme, & it DOES list agar wood. Wow, even if it's hardly detectable, I may have to revisit this one out...
  87. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    I see that, but I wasn't aware VPH (2008) had oud until now. I thought maybe you meant to write Oud Noir. I wonder if that's a mistake on the BN directory.
  88. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    Versace Oud Noir?
  89. Re: Your favorite Oud scents under $100? No oud-rose combos please!

    Do you like all 4 ouds from that line? Are they very different from one another?
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    Re: Bond No9 Pure Tola Oils

    Hah, why is that? Not authentic?
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    Bond No9 Pure Tola Oils

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.29662.jpg

    According to Bond No9: "You’re an oud aficionado? So why not wear it Arabian-style, in a pure oil form traditionally housed in a portable tola. This brand...
  92. Re: New Fragrance: H, The Exclusive Aoud / Roja Dove

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.29000.jpg


    H Aoud by Roja Dove is a Oriental Floral fragrance for women and men. This is a new fragrance. H Aoud was launched in 2014. The nose behind this...
  93. Thread: Marc

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    Re: Marc

    There might be a few exceptions where a review needs to be extra long, such as clearing up some questions about reformulations or something, but other than that, don't make a movie about it, lol.
  94. Thread: Marc

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    Re: Marc

    I agree with that & I usually skip through until the final scores on those. 12 mins.? OK, 15? Hmm, i guess I'll watch it all, 18-25? I have other stuff to do, lol.
    If he comes back, I think I'll...
  95. Thread: Marc

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    Marc

    Without getting too mean if you don't like his reviews, I'd like to read some opinions on Robe08's youtube channel.
    It looks like he'll eventually begin Season 17 of reviewing fragrances.
    I can...
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    Re: New fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez

    Are you just being goofy or is there some reason you think it will be "loaded with church incense"?
    I'd be surprised if anyone that reads this has smelled it yet.
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    Re: New fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez

    http://www.spellsmell.ru//img/NARCISO%20RODRIGUEZ/NARR_HSKHR_big.jpg
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    Re: New fragrance from Narciso Rodriguez

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.28947.jpg

    For Him Bleu Noir by Narciso Rodriguez is a Woody Aromatic fragrance for men. This is a new fragrance. For Him Bleu Noir was launched in 2015. The...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, November 16, 2014

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.28234.jpg
  100. Re: One Man Show Oud Edition - I don't know to be happy or scared...

    This one too...

    http://images.ttcdn.co/media/i/product/37881-dc043c962fd347acb6f477b1193f03ab.png?size=1000

    Top notes are peach and saffron; middle notes are agarwood (oud), jasmine and rose;...
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