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    Re: tom ford - full bottle worthy's

    I may be a little biased because I like most of Tom Ford's frags.
    The full bottle worthy scents would probably be Noir de Noir, Oud Wood, Amber Absolute, Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather and Japan...
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    Re: Sillage & Niche: your top-three favs

    i agree Mazzolari Lui is craaaaaaaaazy!!! it lasts days...or is it just that the scent is so powerful it gets lodged in my nose for days :rolleyes:
    Guerlain SDV (insane sillage and longevity!!!)...
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    Re: Searching for a fragrance that...

    I just bought Sequoia by Comme Des Garcons Red Series...and it starts out with a very fruit applesque top note, then literally fades away in 20 seconds giving way for an intense aroma of rich woods...
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    Re: Pre-Basenotes era

    Let's just say I'm getting poorer by the minute :D
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    Re: Help me continue my Iris insanity!

    Bois d'Iris by the Different Company is a very dry luxurious-feeling scent. It is comparable to Dior Homme but much drier and more sophisticated IMHO. I personally think Dior Homme Intense is the...
  6. Re: Leather And Iris: Cuir D'Iris vs. Cuir Ottoman

    as a lover of the smell of real leather, ive waited long and hard to find an authentic leather scent. now my collection of "leather" fragrances include: Knize Ten, Knize Ten Golden Edition, Bandit,...
  7. Thread: TOP 3 BRAND

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    Re: TOP 3 BRAND

    Hermes
    Parfumerie Generale
    Guerlain
  8. Re: Your 'Must Have" "Full Bottle Worthy" Niche Fragrances..

    Guerlain: SDV, Derby
    Tom Ford: Noir de Noir, Tobacco Vanille, Tuscan Leather
    Parfumerie Generale: Cuir d'Iris (just ordered two :D)
    L'artisan: Timbuktu
    Etro: Magot
    Hermessence: Paprika Brasil,...
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    Re: Guerlain purchases arrived!!!!!

    you could email them at champs-elysees@guerlain.fr and address it to francoise or marie, and you could always call them at 33 145 62 52 57.
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    Re: Where can I buy this?

    i ordered mine via La Maison Guerlain in Paris and it took a week and half to arrive...don't think it's limited anymore...can anyone confirm this?
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    Re: SotD , Thursday November 20th , 2008

    same here ;)
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    Re: Your most used faves so far for 2008 ?

    -A lot of Tom Ford's: Black Orchid Voile de Fleur, Black Orchid, Noir de Noir, Oud Wood
    -I try to rotate my Hermessence's: Rose Ikebana, Vetiver Tonka, Parika Brasil, etc...

    Oddly enough the last...
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    Finally found my Derby culprit

    Me being from Qatar and of Arabic descent, 90% of the time I wear our traditional clothing which consists of a plain white "dress" that goes down to the ankles. The cloth is made out of a number of...
  14. Body Kouros smells EXACTLY and i mean EXACTLY like...

    I went to The Body Shop yesterday and purchased Beeswax Hair Wax. When I applied it tonight, I was stunned, amazed and baffled on how it smells similiar to Body Kouros. At first I thought I was...
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    Re: Scents you love but can never wear

    when it comes to floral perfumes (No. 5, Gardenia) I guess I'm the odd one out in this thread...cause I actually feel comfortable wearing them...
    i have and loooove Bois d’Encens but i feel like...
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    Re: did you know that knize is pronounced...

    i went to brussels a few back and there they speak french...only to find this year when i went to an outlet mall about two hours from Dusseldorf that they speak German (well the SA's anyways)...i...
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    Re: did you know that knize is pronounced...

    yeah i guess it differs from accent to accent...ive been germany, switz, austria, and parts of german speaking belgium and they ALL have different accents...
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    Re: did you know that knize is pronounced...

    i didn't here a "ja" from the SA...a distinct "Z" sound is what emerged...i'm as baffled as u r :confused:
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    Re: did you know that knize is pronounced...

    nope...my friend just came back from vienna and i actually was on the phone when i heard the SA say knize in a very German manner
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    did you know that knize is pronounced...

    did you guys know that knize is actually pronounced ku-neez-eh
    i used to pronounce it like knife...just substituting the f for the z or is it vice versa ?
    there you go...u learn something new...
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    Re: SotW November 8th-14th, 2008

    as always very intriguing...i just have to try that L’Air du Desert Marocain...just to see what all the fuss is about :D
  22. Re: Five favorite niche brands and three favorite scents from each

    Guerlain: SDV, Vega, Plus Que Jamais
    Tom Ford: Noir de Noir, Oud Wood, Tobacco Vanille
    PG: Cuir d'Iris, Fellanila, L'Oiseau de Nuit
    L'artisan: Timbuktu, Dzing, Tea For Two
    Montale: Steam Aoud,...
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    Re: Idole de Lubin vs PG Coze

    u obviously have a connection with Idole Vibert...just saw ur wardrobe icon...nice ;)
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    Re: Idole de Lubin vs PG Coze

    I can't speak for PG because I haven't tried it...but I have Idole and love it. I agree that longevity is very bad on the skin AND on clothes...a good 5 hours MAX! to me Idole is all about...
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    Re: Never have sex again!

    Yeah I didn't quite get the whole never have sex again thing; when i saw the post again i saw the question lol :D
    1. Eau Noire (i am bit over the whole lavender extravaganza)
    2. Tabac Blond (a bit...
  26. Thread: avantgarde

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    Re: avantgarde

    avant garde by m.micallef (excuse the pun :D or atleast something like that) ... i loved it...i found it similiar to CDG2 Man but it has that coffee note or chocolate that makes it so intriguing...
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    Re: Got to experience JAR

    ur soo lucky!!!! im dying to try these babies out!!!
    wow 100 posts!!! finally
  28. Thread: Body Kouros

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    Re: Body Kouros

    dude chillax
  29. Thread: Dior Sport

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    Re: Dior Sport

    Yeah...not even worth trying...its that bad
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    Re: Which Bond No9 to get, and where to get it?

    While I HATE most of the Bond No.9's, the only one that is really worth buying is Chinatown.
  31. Re: Name up to FIVE Bottles: Contest #8, Green without Envy

    Row 2 #2 China White Nasomatto
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    Re: SotD , Sunday 16th November , 2008

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.3148.jpg
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    Re: Which scent helps you sleep or dream better?

    Eau Noire or Magot by Etro
  34. Re: my 1* and 5* fragrances according to The Guide

    Well Renato, the reason I've posted all these "feminine" scents here is because I bought, love, and wear them and I don't feel like I have to stick to "masculine" scents just because I am a man. I...
  35. my 1* and 5* fragrances according to The Guide

    Okay, while The Guide is a very interesting read, especially for us basenoters, I'd have to disagree with more than 70% of the reviews. My take on The Guide is a person who happens to love certain...
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    Re: NY perfume shopping

    OMG thnx guys!!!! uve been such a help seriously!!! cant wait...and ill try to buy stuff other than perfume lol :D and thnx for the bday wishes!
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    NY perfume shopping

    Okay I'm 99% sure im going to NY on Dec 4 (my birthday!!!) for 10 days, and obviously I'm going to do a "little" shopping. I've composed a list of what I want and what I should check out. Tell me if...
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    Re: masculin and woody...but for a 24 year old

    Tam Dao by Diptyque is wonderful
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    Re: versace blue jeans help

    i miss this fragrance!!!! its been so loooong!!!!
  40. Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur (extrait/parfum) by Guerlain?

    When I made my recent order with La Maison, I asked if she had the snail bottles and the friendly SA said she had Voilette de Madame (the one i wanted) in stock...didn't ask for MdM
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    Re: YSL, Chanel and Dior.

    YSL: not really a fan but Cinema is a winner in my book
    Chanel: Gardenia
    Dior: Eau Noire
  42. Re: Post a pic of your favorite bottle in your wardrobe

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/The-Party-Fragrance.jpg
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    Re: Your reaction to fragrance bans?

    although im not for the ban...i understand how some people would get irritated or disgusted by a certain fragrance. i think a compromise has to be reached between the opposing sides before anything...
  44. Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur (extrait/parfum) by Guerlain?

    just out of curiousity...how many ml is the "escargot" bottle?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    a few that i've noticed is 10 corso como, a la nuit, magot, and timbuktu
  46. Re: Need help identifying Royal Delight or L'Instant

    easy...
    royal delight is the one that smells like crap!!! :D
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Miller Harris L'air de Rien...
    smells literally like worn underwear and soggy socks...
    horrid...horrid...horrid
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    Re: I hate vetiver

    i have that same connection with tuberose
    although i love vetiver :)
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    Re: What did you aquire this year?

    interesting...heres mine:

    The Party 200ml
    Diorama 112ml
    Diorling 112ml
    Steam Aoud 100ml
    Roses Musk 100ml
    10 Corso Como 100ml
    Noir de Noir 250ml
    Oud Wood 3x 50ml
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    Re: Guerlain purchases arrived!!!!!

    the SDV is 140...attrape couer and derby are both 140...vega is 200...and plus que jamais is 185...all in euros by the way...i know, i know...im a BIT crazy...but i promised myself no more purchases...
  51. fastest time to rid yourself of a fragrance

    Have you guys ever bought a fragrance, used it a couple of times, then thought to urself...WHY THE HELL DID I BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP!!! if so, did u ever use it constantly daily just so u can finish...
  52. Re: need a little help with narrowing down notes.

    id recommend Knize Ten...u cannot go wrong with this, it seems to please everyone i know...hell u might even steal a couple of sprays from him :)
    Bal a Versailles is my favorite fragrance of all...
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    given my recent post of derby's longevity issue...id say 30 :(
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    Re: really really really disappointed by derby

    yeah guys....i am confused as u are?!!!?!?!?!?! none of my other purchases from Guerlain in Paris have had this problem...HELL none of my fragrances EVER has had this problem...i dont think it was...
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    really really really disappointed by derby

    Derby smelled great when i first sampled it, and when i first spritzed it on my hand...and today was my first wearing of derby...i dont usually spray perfume on my body (neck, pulse points, etc) but...
  56. Tihota vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs Tobacco Vanille

    Has any of your basenoters smelt Tihota by Indult? Sounds really enticing...I own SDV and TV, but how does it really compare to them?
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    Re: "good" enough to be niche

    exactly what i was thinking
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    Re: Compliments You'll never forget

    well not on cologne ...on perfume...attrape couer yesterday...my aunt said and im quoting here, "you smell like cake"...i was like....uh....thnx...i guess
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    Re: Where can I buy Gravel for men cologne

    my friend just bought it from le parfum in vienna; think it was 125 euros...not worth it in my opinion...smells way like actual wet gravel...i found it disgusting to tell u the truth
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    Re: Guerlain purchases arrived!!!!!

    i was in guilt when i first made the order...but believe me when they arrived GUILT-BE-GONE kicked in! soooooo worth it...my most irrational, satisfying purchase to date!
    attrape coeur with its...
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    Re: Guerlain purchases arrived!!!!!

    thnx mike :D ...i know I will ;)
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    Guerlain purchases arrived!!!!!

    About two weeks ago I made an order with La Maison Guerlain and was astounded by their fast and efficent service. I couldn't get a hold of Francois, she was always on a lunch break! I spoke to Marie,...
  63. Re: Godsillage - Godzilla's Cousins - Monsters Of Sillage

    It has to be Noir de Noir for me
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    Re: "The Party" is where it's at!

    I added the pictures...they arent coming up :( How do add pics again?!?!?!
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    "The Party" is where it's at!

    A dear, generous friend of mine arrived from London yesterday and to my surprise he bought me a birthday present (although my birthday isn't till December). He's gonna be studying in the US and won't...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend 12 fragrance set

    its so weird...my cousin who's in london told me today that he bought a tom ford roll'on set...i was surprised and didnt believe him...until i saw this thread of course :D
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    I just discovered something...

    I was always denying my hate of tuberose. I wanted appreciate the essence and the appreciation that tuberose lovers have for this magnificent flower.
    When I first tried the infamous Fracas, I...
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    Re: *top 10* *top 10* Top 10*

    In order:

    1. Bal a Versailles
    2. Cuir de Lancome
    3. Noir de Noir
    4. Tobacco Vanille
    5. X for Men
    6. 10 Corso Como
    7. Magot
    8. Tabac Blond
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, October 21, 2008 ;)

    Cuir de Lancome
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    Re: Cartier Roadster - WOW!!

    sorry...but literally one of the most boring, plain and synthetic scents ive smelled in a long time :sad:
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Cheapie...um...Cheapo...whatever: Je Reviens
    Expensivito: Plus que Jamais
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 19 October 08

    Vanille Exquise
  73. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    Sheliane by Detaille
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    Re: Soon it's halloween...

    We don't celebrate Halloween here in Qatar, but just for fun's sake I would wear something mysterious and daunting like ... hmmm... CDG Avignon layered with a couple of sprays of X for men.......
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    Re: L'Odeur - world's first edible cologne!!

    oK :shocked:
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    Re: Help me with Vetiver

    my favorite veviter, so far, is Hermesessence Vetiver Tonka...though its spicy and wood at the same time...if that what ur looking for
  77. Thread: Best EDP?

    by aboodchy
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    Re: Best EDP?

    Dior Homme Intense is an EDP but its a bit over your $75 budget $125...but its very nice and unique
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    Re: Feminines that could work as Masculines?

    An obvious one would have to Bandit, as mentioned above by my fellow Basenoters
    Bal a Versailles (although the opening is quite feminine)
    La Baiser du Dragon
    I think most Montales and Tom Ford are...
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    Re: Exclusive to La Maison Guerlain

    Thank you guys for all the good advice. I think my must-buys are Spiritueuse Double Vanille (might buy 2 just to stock up) and Cuir Beluga. My must-tries are probably going to be Veviter pour elle,...
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    Re: Top and Bottom 5 Houses.

    Best

    1. Chanel
    2. Tom Ford
    3. Hermes
    4. Jean Patou
    5. Le Labo

    Worst
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    Re: SotD, Fridday, 17 October 2008

    Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille it is...
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    Re: Sautes d'Humeur (L'artisan )

    I already have CDG Avignon :D It is very similiar but I find d'Humeur a Rien more intense and much spicier...
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    Re: Exclusive to La Maison Guerlain

    Really! I thought SDV was exclusive...i have to check my local guerlain beauty counter :D
    and thnx for ur input :)
    the reason im asking is im going to paris in a month and la maison guerlain will...
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    Exclusive to La Maison Guerlain

    I was just wondering, what fragrances are exclusive to La Maison Guerlain in Paris? I know Spiritueuse Double Vanille is.
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    Re: Who bought perfume for their mom?

    I bought Black Orchid when it first came out, and most recently a few Montales and Oud oil (agarwood). She was very pleased :)
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    Sautes d'Humeur (L'artisan )

    Hi everyone...I purchased the Sautes d'Humeur (Moodswings) boxed set a few years ago and I was and still am captivated by d'Humeur A Rien (Spiritual Mood). It is very reminscent of CDG Avignon. I...
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    Re: Will you help me choose?

    i think ormonde woman is a safe choice...have you smelt ormonde ta'if by the same brand ... exquisite dark rose ...hope this helps :D
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    Re: Lychee/Litchi scents?

    i second Indult Manakara, gorgoeus fruity scent
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    Re: Feminine Incense?

    u have to try mathew williamson incense...it is the most perfect feminine incense...i have it and im a man! although i think it may either be discontinued or limited
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    Re: what do you want

    oud, honey, ta'if rose, vanilla, tonka bean, tuberose, iris, and basenotes of an aquatic nature...id call it la mer profonde
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    Re: Traditional Cologne

    u should check out acqua de genova...smells very citrusy without smelling 'cheap' and unoriginal
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    Re: Today I Bought - October '08 Edition

    10 corso como
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    Re: For those of you into Leather

    thats what i try to tell my cousin and my brother who swear that it smells like leather...umm pepper is not leather k? looool:D i purchased a bunch a samples of supposed leather scents including cuir...
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    Re: For those of you into Leather

    i though this would be fun in reopening this thread...
    i think im into leather, but i cant smell it...i mean i have cuir de russie, tabac blond, poivre samarcande, and cuir de lancome...although...
  95. Thread: Antaeus.

    by aboodchy
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    Re: Antaeus.

    hahaha!!! i swear one of my first fragrance purchases was anataeus and i was 13...so i think ur safe ;)
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    Re: Montale Aoud Lime - My review

    thanks for the review javagreen ...my personal favorites in the montale range are steam aoud, black aoud and auod lime...and roses and musk is also a very strong perfume which i find also...
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    Re: Nasomatto bottles come with a sprayer?

    im a bit over the 'oud' scents...im arabian so ive been growing up with oud all my life...i still enjoy the occasional montale but nassomatto is so much more sophisticated to me
  98. Thread: YSL M7 yuck!

    by aboodchy
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    Re: YSL M7 yuck!

    i hated and still hate m7...when it was first out i thought i would give it a try because i loved body kouros and i remember being sickened to my gut when i smelt it...i share ur disappointment in it
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    Re: In the market for a Green scent

    dear javagreen...i bought a bottle of Hermèssence Osmanthe Yunnan about a year ago and at first i couldnt get used to it...it was smelled too much like leaves and grass and basically nature...however...
  100. Poll: Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille vs. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    i have tobacco vanille and when i first sprayed it, it smelt medicial and the tobacco notes were overpowering the vanilla. but when it cooled, it developed into a spicy, smoky, vanilla. it is one of...
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