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  1. Re: Turn your Swag on. What is your most unisex Frag you can pull of with Confidence.

    Black Aoud - Montale

    Takes some swagger for sure
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    Re: Montale Red Aoud...This is wild stuff.

    It's a delicious indulgence that Red Aoud - sometimes I wear it to bed. It's sugary, sweet, Aoud-y, and heavy. I wouldn't dream of wearing it out though. Plus, it kind of makes me hungry (maybe not...
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    Anyone else here getting similarities to MPG Ambre Precieux? That's all I can think about when wearing. I guess it must be the amber in this fragrance.

    I totally agree with the observations that...
  4. Re: Making perfect: best topnotes fragance you have smelled!!

    Great thread, I think it's worth resurrecting!

    +1 for Daim Blond by Lutens

    Also Montale White Aoud
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Mind has changed. Actually ended up liking Tea for Two.

    The sickening title has been swapped over to Montale's Embruns D'Essoeira
    That stuff is HORRIBLE. Instant headache, then stomach turn....
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    Re: Why do we wear less than *5 star frags?

    This is something I've thought about more than a few times.

    I liken it to headphones. A beautiful, detailed pair of headphones like the Beyerdynamic DT880s can produce the most amazing sound,...
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    Re: Your Number One Fragrance As Of Right Now

    Black Aoud. It's growing on me, hated it at first.
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    Re: Body Kouros vs. La Nuit de L'Homme

    BK smells sugary- think brown sugar. La Nuit smells more like Rootbeer. When I smell BK I think of hairy chested young guy in black shirt with the top buttons unbuttoned (and one too many unbuttoned...
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    Mechant Loup and Varvatos similar?

    I'm trying to figure out if I am close here or if the scents are quite different.

    I seem to smell a striking similarity between L'Artisan Mechant Loup and John Varvatos by John Varvatos. Does...
  10. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    Montale Embruns D'Essaouria

    made me gag and I was physically repulsed, but didnt vomit.

    When I was in elementary school I left a sandwich in the cloakroom for a week in a container. When I...
  11. Re: What Five Fragrances Should Be Avoided Like The Plague

    Most AXE fragrances, especially the early releases.
    Montale Embruns d'Essaouira
    Grey Flannel
    Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
    Escentric Molecules Escentric 01
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    Re: Montale Greyland Cologne

    sorry to bring this thread back from 2008 but I just had to post about it. I would say there has never been a fragrance that I have tried before that has been so embodied by a song and video as...
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    Re: I don't understand the YSL La Nuit hype

    I've had this on my arm all day, and with one spray it projects like no other. It also doesn't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon.

    The association I get in my head is 'rootbeer.' And the...
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    Fantastic experience at The Perfume Shoppe in Vancouver

    I have been on the hunt for a new scent for quite some time now. Having been through many different samples and after trying a few heavy hitters from Basenotes (Lutens Chergui, the Creed lines, etc)...
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    Re: Similar to Divine L'Homme Sage?

    I can relate to the creaminess of soap that might be apparent in L'Homme Sage, but otherwise I dont notice it. Good luck finding one that you can both enjoy :)
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    Re: Cuir Venenum 03: foul, nasty...

    interesting, I actually really like this one~!
    nice description though Supermarky!
  17. GUYS! i need help finding a certain type of jacket

    So here goes:
    Im looking for a slim cut wool jacket (either black or charcoal) with a low to medium height collar. Can be button up or zip, but button preferred. Slim pockets are a must, mabye 2...
  18. Re: What was your most complimented scent of 2006?

    Green Irish Tweed. Works 60% of the time, everytime
    But yeah, that was the one for 2006! Ladies love :)
  19. Re: 'Squash' Fragrance for men (ala Japanese Air Freshner)

    holy... i could NEVER imagine wearing the Squash Air Spencer. Thats the red one right? i'd smell like my old car :P
    Smells great for cars, but id think that it would go very bad on skin

    HOWEVER...
  20. Re: Serge Lutens Daim Blond - do many men here wear it?, if so.....

    no reactions yet positive or negative
    but i really really like this one
  21. Re: Do you literally crave a fragrance so much you smell it?

    Xen - Im still looking for that one

    Yeah this happens to me all the time. I get a vivid 'memory' of a scent that I experience as the scent itself for a few fleeting moments
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Bottle Redesigned Again?

    looks waaaaay better
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    Re: relax davidoff

    the first anti-blind buy it opinion here:
    i'd have to say its one of the more synthetic smelling frags I've tried.
    Like cough syrup with sprinkled spices in the opening
    dries down to something...
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    Re: New way to use Deo sticks

    I really dont know what to say to this...

    I mean, i guess that could work!
    but...
    i dont know someone else help out here :p
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    Re: wtf... not spraying your clothes..

    hey Genvy5!

    I think you'd notice a huge difference on the skin, and i'd say that 99% of BNers are going to reply the same and list the reasons. Mostly the skin chemistry
    the question as to why...
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    Re: Ricky Martin's confession on Regis & Kelly

    No! No no no! Please I hope I hope that people dont assign celebrity status to this one a la Creed. Its simply too good! Dont waste this one. Get Ricky Martin away from it! Damned TV :(
    "Now...
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    Re: Young children & fragrance

    what pleasure could an 18 month old child derive from wearing a fragrance ? :S
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    Re: Royal Scottish Lavender VS. Gendarme 20

    I sprayed G20 on this morning, and its still going strong. The longevity with this one on me is major
    The lavender in the opening is fantastic, but i also dont notice it sticking around long enough...
  29. Re: Tried Divine's Homme de Coeur and Homme Sage...

    Iconfig: Thank you! I also notice the pencil shavings. Its so vivid to me that I can see the whole elementary school pencil, all the way from the yellow casing to the eraser. THe whole experience...
  30. Thread: metal jeans?

    by LushLife
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    Re: metal jeans?

    I own a bottle of Metal Jeans
    I used to wear it quite a lot when I was a bit younger instead of AdG.
    I still like to wear it occasionally - reminds me of those times. However, it always had poor...
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    Re: Suggestions for Mom's christmas present

    great idea! I'll have to go on quite the hunt to get all those fragrances for her! thanx everyone
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale - Complete List

    I just recently tried some of the private collection.
    Wow, they are really good. Sadly, I cant remember the name of the one that was my favorite :(
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    Re: Relax, back in Production??

    I certainly hope it IS out of production. In my opinion Relax reminds me of pepper sprinkled in cough syrup. It burns, then its nauseating. Smelling it is extremely unpleasant.

    BUT hey thats...
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    Suggestions for Mom's christmas present

    Hey there everyone
    Just thought I'd ask what you could recommend as a present for my mom. I'd like to get her a fragrance since she actually genuinely showed interest in the frags I started...
  35. Thread: House Haters

    by LushLife
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    Re: House Haters

    does anyone ever find that they will find a fragrance that is generally disliked here, like it, and then second-guess themselves? "Oh, this one is actually pretty good... but I guess it cant be THAT...
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    Re: C.F.A. : A Personal Story on Fragrance

    I admit that I have the same tendencies towards fragrances as I have towards lots of things. Perhaps I have a slightly obsessive personality. For example, with stereos, I became a huge audiophile. ...
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    Re: Piece of advice

    Well, just go back to the mall and try to remember which ones you sprayed, and try-try again :)

    I put a Montale test strip in my jacket pocket, and the next day the entire inside of the jacket...
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    Re: Euphoria = D&G PH?

    wow... you really got going there
    yes i agree to a certain extent, but I actually dont mind Truth either
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    Re: Does anybody actually like Magnetism?

    Funny image

    I actually quite like magentism
    Doesnt remind me of that at all lol
    I'd say thats more Acqua di Gio territory
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    Re: LesNez Samples

    Another review for The Lion:

    The more i've been trying this scent, the more Im warming up to it. I actually really like it now, and find myself reachign for it frequently (ill prob. run out the...
  41. Re: Tried Divine's Homme de Coeur and Homme Sage...

    I can still smell traces of Homme Sage and its over 10/11hrs later
    Im going to give Homme de Coeur another try tomorrow
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    Re: Montale Aoud Velvet?

    If i do would anyone like some decants ? ;)
  43. Tried Divine's Homme de Coeur and Homme Sage...

    First of all, they are both very well crafted fragrances. High quality

    Homme Sage: reminded me a lot of Chergui, but less sweet. Lasted forever- over 8hrs

    Homme de Coeur: honestly, all this...
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    Montale Aoud Velvet?

    I tried this one a couple days ago from Perfumeshoppe
    Wow, this one really does evoke images of velvet right away
    quite potent
    when i started to look around for it though, I couldnt find info on...
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    Re: cozying up to tom

    where does Tom get those shirts?? I love that style- Tom Ford is an idol of mine lol
    probly tailored
    Supermarky, your Black Orchid review in another thread has totally sparked my interest in the...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, November 18th

    Creed SMW
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    Re: The best vetiver-based fragance available?

    The expensive option:
    Editions de Malle Vetiver
    Has a strange quality, a reviewer here mentioned that it almost has a quality like water to it in its scent
    a very nice vetiver scent, definitely...
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    Re: Green with Envy...

    My SOTD :)

    Yes, I think that Envy gets a bit more spicy than sweet, but it maintains its smooth texture IMO
    I think that Floris Santal is a bit less agressive but very similar smelling
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    quick compare/contrast: HM, MI, G2

    Just looking for a few quick comparisons
    Milliseme Imperial
    Hanae Mori
    Gaultier2

    Im curious about these frags as of late

    edit: might as well throw in L'Instant to the comparisons
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    Re: Your all time most complimented fragrance?

    GIT, MI. Both Creeds
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Tea for Two is headache inducing and stomach turning.
    That scent makes me feel ill.
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    Re: Similar to L'Instant de Guerlain?

    my mistake, should have searched first!!
    thanks JoelCairo
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    Similar to L'Instant de Guerlain?

    Hey there

    I am just curious if there are any other scents similar to Guerlain's L'Instant. I already really like this scent, but am curious to try one that mabye isnt quite so heavy on the...
  54. Re: Making perfect: best basenotes-drydown fragance you have smelled!!

    Chergui has an amazing sweet drydown, but that might be due to my skin. In any case, its fantastic.
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    I just figured something out

    when you guys smell a sample, for example
    do you take a full inhale? Like a nice, long 4 second inhale through the nose?
    Because I used to only take small sniffs. I just figured out that a nice...
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    Re: Embarrassment Deluxe

    what's Hoyt?

    For me it was Polo Sport. I actually traded D&G PH for it once
    wow, Im still kicking myself for that one. But then again, everytime I smell Polo Sport.... i am taken back to grade...
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    Re: the most drinkable juice

    Douce Amere! Mmmmm Licorice
  58. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    Thats quite a good point ben
    Of course, I'd assume that there is a point where the pain of losing X amount of dollars does not equal the pleasure of the scent purchased. Lets say SuperscentX costs...
  59. Re: Are there certain occasions where wearings frag is un-acceptable?

    What, no Passage D'Enfer?

    Just kidding ;)

    but I agree with Acehimself; dont overdo it and be mindful of your location. Crowded in the pews I'd want something that is close to the skin, not a...
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    Re: Sotd 10/31/06

    No. 88 by C&S :)
  61. Re: Least favourite frag, which you can't seem to permanently eject from your wardrobe

    Victoria's Secret Very Sexy 2: apparently girls love it, but to me it smells like synthetics
    Fendi Uomo: I like to wear this one around the house sometimes, but only then
    Roger and Gallet Open:...
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    Re: LesNez Samples

    arrived today. I can say that I am very impressed with these fragrances

    Lion: my favorite. Lasts all day on my skin.
    Unicorn: smells fantastic. Also get good longevity out of this one...
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    Re: A very nice compliment!!!

    I honestly only spray 2 or 3 max

    MI always is a compliment getter
    it smells so damn good
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    Re: Boss Bottled a lustmaker?

    holy crap... you just described ME at highschool! I had the same colognes too!! :P
  65. Re: Name Ideas - Basenoters Mindpower and Expertise would be much appreciated!

    "Uprising"

    What happens when the people decide to take action against the gov't
    Also what happens when guys get aroused. Double meaning! ;)
  66. Re: Am I the only person who thinks Serge Lutens is cheesy?

    I may be inclined to agree about the SL line.
    Aesthetically, I find it a bit odd. But I do like the bottles.
    Thankfully, I ended up trying SL scents before I really knew who Serge Lutens was, so...
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    Re: 3 Staple Scents

    All Purpose - GIT or Himalaya
    Power Play - Antaeus, Creed Imperial
    Romantic - Envy, Egoiste
  68. Re: Which frags have worn out their welcome fastest?

    D&G PH... I loved it at first, wore it a few times, then really hated it. I traded it to a buddy who really loved it and still wears it.

    But this story has an interesting twist.
    A couple months...
  69. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    I usually go for two sprays. One on the chest/neck, one on the wrist. If I am feeling particularily risky, i'll put one on the chest AND neck. Call me conservative, but I am also a fan of being...
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    Re: Canadian Head Count

    Hello from Vancouver ! :)
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    Re: The Gun is At Your Head. Name It.

    lol

    Green Irish Tweed!

    wait! What was I thinking! I mean actua *BLAM*
  72. my quick reviews: Gendarme20, Body Kouros, Himalaya, Floris Santal, Tea for Two

    Here's just a few quick reviews after trying these out:

    Gendarme 20: there is no doubt that the lavender at the opening of this fragrance is amazing; it blends so well and smells fantastic. ...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 11 October

    bois d'argent
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    Re: Tide or Downy?

    actually my doctor mentioned that there are some chemicals in Tide that will irritate skin over time

    If you want to smell like laundry, try Gendarme for men ;)
    but to answer the question, no i...
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    Re: What smells purple and mysterious?

    a skunk's a**?
  76. Re: Looking for a fragrance with the following qualities: (quite specific)

    all I can say is WOW - I was expecting mabye a couple responses, but this is fantastic!

    Where to begin: I currently have tried Antaeus, Egoiste, Eau Noir, and Daim Blond. I really really liked...
  77. Looking for a fragrance with the following qualities: (quite specific)

    Hey everyone!
    Here's one to test everyone here: Im looking specifically for a scent that will fit a set of characteristics. I am quite specific with what I'm looking for, but there is definitely...
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    Masaki Matsushima - Orange Mat?

    I have been unable to find information about this fragrance on BN, or about any of his others.

    Anyways, I tried it out yesterday. All I can say is that it was much more interesting than I had...
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    Sticky: Re: Your most complimented frags this year from the opposite sex

    1) Green Irish Tweed
    2) Milliseme Imperial
    3) Egoiste
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    Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    Calling in late (just found this thread)
    from Burnaby
    I will have to try Richard Kidd on Water st.
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    Re: amber sultan: what was I thinking?

    To me Chergui smells just like a desert. Whenever I smell it i get the feeling of... sand. Lots of sand, swirling around my like that character from the Naruto anime series (sorry if the reference...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 26 September 2006

    Eau Noir, Dior
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    Re: What would Björk wear in a concert?

    Kouros
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    Re: Gucci Envy is da shit!

    word, its da shiet

    but seriously, 20 sprays Giraffe? Jeez, if I got that volume of juice on me I'd have the entire house smelling of Envy within 10 minutes! Atomic Sillage.
    I'd consider Envy...
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Friday, September 22

    Acqua di gio... and i dont think ill be wearing it again *sigh*
  86. Thread: Ungaro III

    by LushLife
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    Re: Ungaro III

    yes, im glad others share the same view as me on Relax.
    I thought I must be the only one that didnt like it after all the hype over it.
    One thing I did note though.... the long after lingering...
  87. Re: What's the last purchase you made solely for the bottle?

    I find the more you can stick to the juice, the better
    I like to keep frags in decants as much as possible
    one of the greatest things i found about basenotes was that I was introduced to houses...
  88. Thread: Washed off

    by LushLife
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    Re: Washed off

    Davidoff Relax. It made me feel like throwing up and gave me a splitting headache, and I couldnt scrub it off fast enough.

    Oddly though, I gave it another try a few weeks later. Not as bad, but...
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    Re: Addicted to BN

    i actually checked quite a bit :o
    im more into this than i thought!!
    but im glad im hooked on this as opposed to other things- it could be quite a lot worse ;)
  90. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by LushLife
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    Im always with my Raybans, I have a few pairs.
    Aviators too, I even have some that are half smoked and half clear. I think that Raybans have excellent quality
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    Re: Sometimes it matters how you spray

    I tend to agree with all of you here.
    However, im curious to know why this is (that the frag develops differently due to area of application)
    Heres a quick hypothesis: perhaps due to the seperation...
  92. Re: Post 500 Finally!! And Finally, a COMPLIMENT!!

    mabye you're just getting way better looking or something! She never explicitly said it was the TdH...
    But then again, mabye it was a combo of both!
    Congrats- compliments always feel awesome
  93. Thread: Gendarme

    by LushLife
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    Re: Gendarme

    How about Gendarme vs the later Gendarme V and 20?
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    Re: The SEXIEST Serge Lutens scent

    hmmm... I still find Daim Blond to be incredibly smooth and seductive... something about that top note and the leather
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    Re: Fragrances that bring on a headache

    John Varvatos
    Gives me that sharp feeling behind my left eye like someone's trying to drill through there and then starts. Not good.
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    Bois D'Argent makes me hungry

    I dont know why, but every time I smell Bois D'Argent on myself, a frag I really like, I get a hunger pang right at the top of my stomach. Its without fail, everytime: even if I've just had a big...
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    Re: Question about Burberry for Men

    I have the old Burberry London for Men in the clear bottle
    such a distinctive fragrance. Whenever I smell it I am reminded of a branch with berries on it... call me a victim to suggestive naming...
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    Im sorry to have to continue this thread in this section, but I'd like to be able to just quickly drop my $0.02 about the issue here.
    I dont believe that gay people can be stereotyped, as they can...
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    Re: Wardrobe ~ list Decants option

    any update on this?
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    Re: 2 guys seriously dissing Visit @ TJ Maxx

    Whats the Canadian equivalent? :o
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