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  1. Re: Which do you buy backup because you like it so much

    I regret not buying several bottles of Dior Homme when it first came out.
  2. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    Yup.

    Don't forget Antaeus.
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    Re: frags you couldn't live without!

    My wardrobe

    But especially:
    - Kouros
    - Rose 31
    - Mitsouko
    - Azzaro
    - Dior Homme
    - Coromandel
    - Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
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    Re: Reference Tuberose?

    I have to admit it was weird reading one of my posts from 2 years back.

    I do recall taking DF's recommendation to "calibrate" my nose with actual tuberose flower from a local florist. Good...
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    Re: What is your favorite "old man's" fragrance?

    Yes, it's a stupid term but I don't get upset about it anymore. Kids always need to differentiate themselves from the previous generation. It has always been thus and always will be. Rather than...
  6. Re: top 3 fragrance that my wife picked from my collection...over 50+ bottles

    You, Sir, have one special woman. And I mean that in a GOOD way. :thumbsup:
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    Poll: Re: Tiffany for Men/ Chanel Pour Monsieur/New York

    I agree with most of the others here - TfM is a bit easier to wear these days than CPM. Feels more modern, but... you have to love benzoin. Very powdery to my nose.
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    Re: Favourite British Fragrance

    I'm partial to Sartorial these days. Modern only in its date of release, it has a traditional feel to it.
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    Re: What is your favorite "old man's" fragrance?

    Today's hot new fragrance is tomorrow's Old Man fragrance, just as today's young turks become tomorrow's old men. No one escapes the march of time.

    My favorite classics? Antaeus, Kouros, Azzaro,...
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    On my to-go shelf for most of the year, in no order:
    - Antaeus
    - Rose 31
    - Sartorial
    - Dior Homme
    - Tuscany

    So many others that I love to wear, but there never seems to be...
  11. Re: Whats a good cologne for the outdoors: camping,fishing,etc

    Har!
  12. Re: Top 3 mistaken: female labeled scent, but the juice is for males.

    All the best answers have been taken, but I'll add Voleur de Roses to the list (although technically, I don't think l'Artisan ever lists their fragrances by gender).
  13. Re: My sense of smell is weird... are there others like me?

    Half of his likes were released within the last 5 years. How does that make them "old man"?
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    Re: Original Chanel Pour Monsieur

    It's not available in the U.S., but you can find it in Canada. If you're in upstate NY, check out some places in Montreal. I bought a bottle in Vanouver last year at Holt Renfrew. It'll give you an...
  15. Re: Mirror, mirror on the wall... who is the civietiest of them all?

    ....
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    Re: What the hell, Dior?!

    Don't blame Dior, blame the kiosk. I've never been seriously screwed by a kiosk vendor (other than the time I paid almost $80 for a bottle of Dali), but I suspect that at the end of each day they...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 2, 2012

    My SOTD: Le Labo Rose 31

    Haven't visited this thread for a long, long time. Wow! After reading lots of other threads in which there was much hand-wringing about the lack of diversity in fragrances...
  18. Re: For Men: What is your number 1 favorite floral note?

    Same. Although jasmine runs a very, very close second.
  19. Thread: Men & Perfume

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    Re: Men & Perfume

    60,000 threads on the topic of LED flashlights?! I love my Surefire as much as the next guy, but I don't necessarily want to spend the evening blogging about it. Bt to wash his own, I guess.
    I've...
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    Re: A Basenotes retreat?

    Another KC resident here, casting my vote to have the retreat here. How lazy is that?!

    My 2c:
    - A week is an awfully long time for an event like this. I would vote for 3 days.
    - May and...
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    Re: Does Holt Renfew Sell Serge Lutens

    I didn't see any SL when I visited their store in downtown Vancouver last month. Perhaps you're confusing with Frederic Malle, which they do have, as well as the Chanel Les Exclusifs line.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    I checked the bottle, and you're right, so I have 25 mL more than I thought I did. Yeah!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    Chanel started issuing 50 mL bottles of their Les Exclusifs lone about a year ago. I never could pull the trigger on the 200mL bottles, so 50 mL is the perfect size for me.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    Chanel Coromandel 50mL
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955 formulation) 50mL

    Both purchaed at Holt Renfrew, Vancouver BC
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    Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    +1 for Real Patchouly. Disregard the name!
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    Re: Rive Gauche Poor Longevity?

    I recall similar threads for RG, where some complain of poor longevity and others say it's a beast. I suspect RG is more susceptible than most to olfactory fatigue, or perhaps anosmia. My own...
  27. Re: Cheap perfumes that smell pricey almost niche quality?

    You beat me to it re: Azzaro and Aramis (especially Aramis; Azzaro makes a few stinkers...)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Another Guerlain... Habit Rouge EdC
  29. Re: Which House Has The Largest Number Of Quality Male Fragrances: Chanel, Dior or Yves Saint Lauren

    +1.
    Of the houses listed, I choose YSL.
  30. Re: Discontinued or gone: Few frags you're still mourning

    Patou PM and Djedi for me. I've smelled the former and it's worth the hype. Haven't tried Djedi but it falls into the "legend" category, so of course everyone wants it.
    Wouldn't mind a return of...
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    Re: Entering Patchouli; Absolutely must try!!

    +1 on Profumum. iNTENSE patch. Also try Farmacia S.S. Annunciata, another straight up patch.

    For more balanced patches, I second recommendations for Givenchy Gentleman, Coromandel, Borneo 1834,...
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    Re: Looking for fresh, crisp office scent

    Another vote for Acqua di Parma Assoluta, although ADP doesn't seem to get much love here lately.

    I also suggest Tiffany for Men - on my personal short list of office frags.
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    Poll: Re: Paco Rabanne pour homme VS Azzaro pour homme

    Azzaro by a (chest) hair. Both are mature masterpieces.

    Azzaro was my SOTD today, and I smelled GOOD.
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    Re: Favourite white shirt scent?

    Something crisp, clean, and possibly old school
    Infusion d'Homme
    Tiffany for Men
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Eau Sauvage
    Heritage EdT
    Habit Rouge EdP
  35. Thread: 2 out of 5!

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    Poll: Re: 2 out of 5!

    None.

    I would rather choose your avatar than any of the poll choices.
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    Re: LDDM, Coromandel or Doir Homme

    I can't figure out why the OP chose these three for comparison. Like trying to compare a motorcycle, a freight train, and a submarine.

    Coromandel for voluptuousness and class.
    LDDM for...
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    Re: Looking for an iris cologne/perfume

    See Caleros's post, and add L'Artisan Iris Pallida (if you can afford the outrageous price). Prada does iris well, for some reason: Infusion d'iris and Infusion Homme are worth a sniff.

    My fave of...
  38. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    Patou Pour Homme - Ever tasted 1976 Chateau d'Yquem? It's like that.
    Guerlain Mitsouko - it's not referred to as the definitive perfume for nothing.

    Both of these provide hours of sublime...
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    Poll: Re: Penhaligon's Sartorial vs. MDCI Invasion Barbare

    Almost perfect term. How about Newgere?

    Love the first 10 minutes of Sartorial. On me, however, it then slowly falls apart to a slightly plasticky, acrid, unpleasantness. Not sure if my nose is...
  40. Re: Wow it's great to find people who love scent. I thought I was crazy! Hi Guys!

    Welcome to the jungle. And hang onto your wallet...
  41. Poll: Re: Dior Homme vs Dior Homme Intense vs L'instant vs L'instant extreme!

    1. Dior Homme, by a mile
    2. Dior Homme Intense
    3. L'instant

    Haven't tried L'Intstant Eztreme.

    Dior Homme is unique.
    DH Intense is too gourmand for me.
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    Re: What's your favourite "sweaty" scent?

    This.
    Don't prejudge, just try it.

    I've found that the more metallic or synthetic a fragrance, the less I tolerate it in heat. Also, herbal-dominant drags seem to do quite well., which is why I...
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    Re: Something niche , something green

    Vent Vert FTW! Whoa, that's green stuff!

    Honorable mention to Sisley Eau de Campagne, Creed OV, Mugler Cologne.
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    Re: The Quest For Power Powder - - -

    This.
  45. Thread: Rate YSL Kouros

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    Poll: Re: Rate YSL Kouros

    I agree, with operative words there being "women" and "men" rather than girls and boys. The A&F crowd seem to be horrified of Kouros
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    Re: Kouros yanked from the Yanks...

    I just bought two 3.3 oz bottles on walmart.com. Who woulda thunk. And I don't care whether the rumor is true or not - true devotees don't need much of an excuse to buy more Kouros!
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances in your house?

    That would imply that I don't take enjoyment in it myself, which is nonsensical.
  48. Thread: Rate YSL Kouros

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    Poll: Re: Rate YSL Kouros

    This should be a sticky applied to all future Kouros posts.
  49. Thread: Rate YSL Kouros

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    Poll: Re: Rate YSL Kouros

    Because it's a troll magnet.
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    Re: What's your favorite citrus cologne and why?

    Guerlain eau Imperiale, Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat
    Aqua di Parma Colonia
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Parfums d'Empire Iskander
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    Re: Battle of the Patchouli Royalty

    Once again, Profumum Patchouli, Farmacia S.S. Annunziata Patchouli Indonesiano, Chanel Coromandel, Serge Lutens Borneo 1834, and Givenchy Gentleman. Honorable mention to Caswell-Massey Aura of...
  52. Re: Rumors of My Death Have Been Somewhat Exagerated.

    Welcome back, Mr. T!!

    Hoping that you're back to full strength (I.e., EdP) soon.
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    Re: Kouros in Summer!

    Yes, we oldtimers are in on that secret. It seems to go against the logic that the stronger a scent is, the better it is in cold weather and the more difficult it is to wear in heat. Kouros is the...
  54. Re: What do you go for in those intimate situations.

    With a name like Spoombung? you're joking!
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    Re: Patchouli cologne?

    This, and add the following:
    - Farmacia S.S. Annunziata Patchouly. The ultimate patch.
    - Bois 1920 Patchouly - amber patch
    - Chanel Coromandel - a more feminine, refined version of Borneo...
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    Re: Your Number One Fragrance As Of Right Now

    Borneo 1834. I've been wearing it to bed every night for months now.
  57. Re: the best ever 1980s fragrance ever is?(smell,longevity,sillage)

    Patou PH for pure goodness, Kouros for pure badness (in a good way!).

    I love how these 80s threads always lure the Basenotes old timers out of the woodwork!!
  58. Re: Are there both EDP and EDT versions of Creed Erolfa?

    Ditto. Caveat emptor.
    Erolfa has only ever been an EdP.
  59. Thread: Scent memories

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    Re: Scent memories

    Voleur de Roses seems to evoke a scent memory of a very old bowl of pot pourri, but the odd thing is that I can't place where or when - or even if - I experienced that smell before. Very strange, and...
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    Re: Black Aoud vs Voleur de Roses

    One vote for VdR. I've finally admitted to myself that I don't really care for Oudh.
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    Re: Any tips on an incense-based fragrance?

    If you thought Cardinal was a Yuck, I can almost guarantee you won't care for Avignon or Messe de Minuit. All three are accurate renditions of a Gothic church smell.
    I second Kyoto, although it, and...
  62. Re: My wardrobe needs a Vetiver... Looking to spend > $70

    Perhaps your title is confusing people... >$70 means GREATER than $70, but in your post, you say that you want to spend less than $70. Based on that, Vetiver Extraordinaire, Sycomore, Creed Original...
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    Re: Which is more feminine? Le Male or 1 Million?

    Le Male is obviously more masculine than 1M... based on the bottle.
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    Re: Recommendations For A Good Modern Guerlain

    You might try Beau Cavalier, the edp version of Habit Rouge. it's modern only in the respect that it's quite "Oudhy", and Oudh is au courant at the moment. Heritage edp is also worth checking out,...
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    Re: Kouros: The Truth?

    Answer this brief questionnaire. A "yes" reply counts as 1 point.
    Do you refuse to shave any part of your body other than your face?
    Do you own every Dirty Harry DVD?
    Do you resemble, in...
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    Re: Kouros: The Truth?

    Har!!
  67. Re: FRAGRANCE THREADS that should be avoided like the Plague!

    Add: "is [fragrance] a masterpiece?"

    No, wait - I LOVE those threads! PacoSweet, where art thou?!
  68. Re: FRAGRANCE THREADS that should be avoided like the Plague!

    I don't have a problem with any of DF's top five (bottom five?) topics - as long as they're posted in the Just Starting Out board. Unfortunately, most folks don't appreciate that their questions,...
  69. Re: 10 Fragrances that every new Basenotes member should sample...

    Kouros - the King
    Azzaro - aromatic fougere
    Green Irish Tweed
    Tiffany for Men/Chanel PM -tie
    Mitsouko Extrait - the Queen
    Coromandel
    Antaeus
    Guerlain Vetiver - reference masculine vetiver...
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    Re: Can a guy really pull off Black Orchid?

    What a unique combination for a wardrobe! :smiley:
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    Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    Trebor's post sums it up well. Sample all of the above, and you may consider yourself a veritable scholar of patchouli. I would only add Givenchy Gentleman and Jalaine Patchouli to Trebor's excellent...
  72. Re: What is your single most treasured fragrance you own?

    Two Guerlains - Mitsouko extrait and Sous Le Vent.
  73. Re: A list of men's fragrance that contains ISO Super E chemical?

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme, Acqua di Parma Intensa, and Geir Ness come to mind.
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    Re: Does violet extract smell like...baby powder?

    Whether a violet has a scent depends on the variety. Viola odorata has a very intense, well, violet smell, which is quite distinctive. Wild violets in my area (Missouri) have no smell that I can...
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    Re: Fragrance that gets better as you sweat?

    Agree. Possibly not the response you were looking for, but it's true. The hotter and sweatier, the better.
  76. Re: I dislike Dior Homme (Blastmaphy!), would I like Dior Homme Intense?

    No.
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    Re: Kouros longevity issue

    April Fool's is over, Zgb!

    Seriously, though - isn't 8 hours of Kouros enough? Any longer, and your palms will start growing hair!

    (p.s. I'm a Kourosaholic myself)
  78. Re: Tiffany for Men, Pour Monsieur or Egoiste Platinum

    Please do try to reserve judgement until you've tried TFM. The powdery note is not the same as a conventional floral or barbershop powder; the resinous, oriental base of TFM softens the powder in a...
  79. Re: Tiffany for Men, Pour Monsieur or Egoiste Platinum

    Tiffany For Men is so much better than PM Concentree that it's not a fair fight. TFM has a powdery component that may be off-putting for those who don't like powder, but the drydown is exquisite. The...
  80. Re: Help me out here I am in the USA and can NOT find chanel pour monsieur The Real One.NOT CONCENTR

    This is where I bought my bottle. Shipper's origin was outside the US. To repeat what has been stated several times in previous threads, Channel PM1955 is NOT available in retail stores in the US,...
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    Re: collect the box or trash it?

    Great idea! Why didn't I think of that? Added bonus: room for more purchases!
  82. Re: Longest time after spraying compliment today. (RG)

    I had nearly the exact same experience, Pappy, also with Rive Gauche. Sprayed in the morning, was complimented by a checker at my local supermarket after work. That would make 9+ hours. It's nice to...
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    Re: Best Classic Fougere

    In a smackdown between Azzaro and Sartorial, I vote Azzaro. Sartorial's first 10 minutes are heavenly, but it then turns just a touch sour on my skin. YMMV.
  84. Thread: Patchouli

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    Re: Patchouli

    NineXseven's post is spot on ( we have very similar tastes - Farmacia is indeed a magnificent example of straight-up patch). I suspect that most of our favorite fragrances would suffer horribly if...
  85. Re: Article: European Commission follows IFRA's decision to ban Musk Xylene

    Pollux, your link is to xylene, not musk xylene. Those are two totally different molecules.

    Later: Sorry, RP, I didn't read down far enough to see that you had already commented on this.
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    Re: Keeping it a secret...

    Funny! Perhaps we should combine forces - Eau de Chausette?
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    Re: Keeping it a secret...

    IF someone were to ask me what fragrance I was wearing (and I haven't been asked yet, believe it or not), I would most enthusiastically bend their ear to the point that they'd be sorry they ever...
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    Re: New look for Habit Rouge eau de parfum

    I only own the silver Beau Cavalier bottle, which I think is garish. But the stuff inside is heavenly!
  89. Poll: Re: Oranges And Lemons Heeley or Virgin Island Water

    "Oranges and lemons" say the Bells of St. Clement's;
    "You owe me five farthings" say the Bells of St. Martin's;
    "When will you pay me?" say the Bells of Old Bailey;
    "When I grow rich" say the...
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    Re: Patchouli Note In Givenchy Gentleman

    And if you DO want to spend a fortune, try Patchouli Indonesiano and Profumum Patchouly, both available at Luckyscent, and both VERY intense patchouli scents. No leather or civet, though, just pure...
  91. Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    55 here. Now, what was this thread about?

    Oh yeah.

    Bois d'Iris
    Azzaro PH
    Channel PM 1955 (my birth year!)

    Now, what was this thread about?
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    Re: Perfumes & Watches - I own / I wish

    Please don't lure me into another wallet draining hobby! :smiley:

    I'm too much of a cheapskate to fork over that much money for even a single watch, let alone a collection, but I defend your...
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    Re: Black tie event. What will stand out ?

    Good choices, Primrose.
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    Re: Black tie event. What will stand out ?

    For black tie, usually go with one of these:

    Antaeus
    Tiffany
    Chanel PM (1955, but Concentree will do in a pinch)
    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Green Irish Tweed
    Patou PH, if it's REALLY special...
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    Re: Ouarzazate Comme des Garcons

    There is a hint of the gourmand in Ourzazate, I agree, which is why it's the only one of the Incense series that I've chosen to buy a full bottle of (Zagorsk, I'm lookin' at you next!). Its only...
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    That would depend primarily on who you ship them to.
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    At some level, there will ALWAYS be a relationship between cost and quality. That's just simple business logic. And yes, there ARE varieties of lemons and limes that are more expensive than those one...
  98. Re: What is the most well made fragrance of all time??

    Patou Pour Homme. If only I had a bottle...
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    Re: Fragrance you want to wear in your casket ?

    Eternity?
  100. Re: What fragrance(s) make(s) you feel clean/well groomed?

    Yet another vote for Infusion d'Homme - this came immediately to mind.

    Stealing from others - Rive Gauche, Blenheim Bouquet, and Tiffany for Men.
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