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  1. Re: Floris Santal - How similar is it to Gucci Envy?

    I certainly don't take any offense. As I've said here many times before, if you take a Ford Mustang and a Mazda RX-7 or 8, most people will see "sports coupe" and that's it without any thought of how...
  2. Re: Floris Santal - How similar is it to Gucci Envy?

    Envy, as Renato said, is richer. Santal, as Jack said, is like Envy with the edges smoothed over. I find it classier, more refined, brighter with a touch of cream feeling. Envy, at least the...
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    Re: NEW: Pi Extreme

    The original was extreme in its own right. The "fresh" version with the blue-tint didn't smell that much different - I remember having both of them at the time and found it redundant.
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    Re: Tobacco vanille vs herod

    I think it's humorous to see people who joined in 2014/2015 complain about redundant questions (give it another five years and you'll find yourself numb. 10 and you won't even notice anymore.) ...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Ultraviolet Man

    I thought it was one of the worst scents I'd ever smelled when I tried it years ago. Nothing natural smelling about it.
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    Re: NEW: John Varvatos Dark Rebel

    Looks like he may have been a victim of autocorrect; it's supposed to be "davana."
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    Re: Armani Mania Summer

    It's ok, maintaining the same DNA but fresher with more citrus on top and less wood. I've always had fairly good longevity and projection with the vintage original bottle I own, but seeing how this...
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    Re: Smokey marshmallow

    Halston Amber Man.
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    Re: Bois 1920-Recommendations

    Sushi Imperiale is nice, but it smells a lot like this:

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26127012.jpg
  10. Re: Azzaro Visit and Pal Zileri Sartoriale: Different and worth buying?

    The similarities are noted in the comments, not the voting. There are five different ones, I believe, one out of the six in the Basenotes reviews and several I found just scanning queries of older...
  11. Re: Azzaro Visit and Pal Zileri Sartoriale: Different and worth buying?

    We can agree to disagree. Again, go look at Fragrantica - I'm not the only one drawing comparisons. You don't have to agree with them, either. There's even comparisons to Envy in the reviews on...
  12. Re: Azzaro Visit and Pal Zileri Sartoriale: Different and worth buying?

    Envy and Sartoriale both have sandalwood, vetiver, rose, musk, citrus notes, amber and white floral notes in common. There are numerous comments at fragrantica comparing the two, more so with Gucci...
  13. Re: Azzaro Visit and Pal Zileri Sartoriale: Different and worth buying?

    Own both and personally prefer Pal Zileri's Sartoriale. A lot of people note similarities to Gucci Rush, but I find it a cross between a more subdued Gucci Envy and Floris Santal though it stays...
  14. Re: Something like Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme, with better longevity?

    Romance Silver, but I believe that's been discontinued.
  15. Re: Tobacco Vanille : really good sillage or not?

    I sprayed it and my young padawan on the other side of the galaxy said he smelled a disturbance in the force.
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    Made in my hometown!
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    Hate to break it to you... ;)

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Avon/Urban-Edge-Nights-24949.html
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    Re: Parfums de Marly at Nordstroms

    Great, thanks! Appreciate your impressions!
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    Re: Parfums de Marly at Nordstroms

    Hednic (or anyone else for that matter), if I remember correctly, you're a fan of Boclet's Tobacco but I can't remember if you have (or have tried) Herod. Which is your preference for a more...
  20. Re: Tom Ford Bois Marocain - Dry and woody as a bone

    Got this before it was even released in the US. Quickest bottle I've ever turned around and sold.
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    Re: Royal oud drydown similar to cool water?

    I remember a guy at work who used to like looking out his second story office window to watch people - specifically women - as they crossed the street. One time he stood up all excited saying, "Oh,...
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    Re: Jil Sander...any men's scents worth owning?

    Tobacco and raspberry are two notes that stick out, along with oakmoss, cedar and some floral notes. It kind of reminds me of a precursor to Back to Black.
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    Re: Mystery Creed bottle - what have I bought?

    I'm sure he'll figure it out once he receives it (he's made note that he's bought it blindly from someone who doesn't know themselves what they were selling and described it best they could).
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    Re: Mystery Creed bottle - what have I bought?

    It could be Royal Delight based on the bottle, but from the description, I would have thought warm floral with it teetering to the side of feminine. I don't recall it smelling metallic, but it has a...
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    Re: Mystery Creed bottle - what have I bought?

    I'm going with Acier Aluminium. It had a bit of a banana/metallic/vanilla vibe to it for me. Not sure about the leather note. I don't think it's orange spice. Definitely not Neroli Sauvage. ...
  26. Re: ADP Bergamotto Di Calabria-Any ideas for blending?

    Surprising to hear as this lasts quite a bit on me (moderate) and develops quite nicely into a soft cedar base with ginger, benzoin and musk which give it depth. I honestly get a good six to seven...
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    Re: Buying advice much appreciated

    Sort of the point I was getting to earlier, if you so choose to go this route. I looked at the Creed Boutique pricing here in the US and broke it down by cost per ml and there's a huge difference...
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    Re: Buying advice much appreciated

    Yes. I'd take a look at some other postings there and see how they're doing it/get an idea for pricing, then figure out how many "slots" you might want to give up and how much you'll get back from...
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    Re: Buying advice much appreciated

    The life span depends on how you store it. Away from heat and light are musts, but with the flacon, as several have recently noted, you may want to decant into something a bit more protective as...
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    Re: Alternative to Terre D'Hermes

    Are you Cereus?! Hey, for once auto-correct didn't work, lol. That's strange to renumber like that, though I've had the impression they're not a big selling name.
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    Re: Alternative to Terre D'Hermes

    Montale Red Vetyver and Cereus No.5 (though the last is lighter).
  32. Re: Ferrari Leather, Musk, Cedar Essence impressions.

    I think I figured out Musk: it has a much more Erolfa feel to it after it dries down. Saying that, I like it more now as I liked Erolfa. It's like the very top is Imperial but the base segues its...
  33. Ferrari Leather, Musk, Cedar Essence impressions.

    Just trying these out now so I'll go in order of sampling.

    Leather Essence: To my nose, smells surprisingly about 80% of Silver Essence. It has the same general warmth and feel, differing in...
  34. Re: Ferrari Essence Collection: three new unisex fragrances

    Ha! I only have the two (Silver Essence and Essence Oud), but they both were pleasant surprises. I've been waiting to try Musk, but Cedar's notes really caught my attention (and the reviews have...
  35. Ferrari Essence Collection: three new unisex fragrances

    http://www.nstperfume.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/ferrari-lavender-s.jpg

    Ferrari will launch the Ferrari Essence Collection, with three unisex fragrances: Noble Fig, Bright Neroli and...
  36. Thread: sad sad day

    by The Bark
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    Re: sad sad day

    Personally I never pack anything of value in my bags. Not saying it's common to have stuff come up missing, but it happens - and probably more than anyone would like to think. My twin brother was...
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    Re: Unusual Designer Scents

    I'd actually put Scent Intense on the list, too.
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    Re: Unusual Designer Scents

    I very much like, and second, this. Some might think it too sweet, but the progression of notes is nice. I'm down to about my last 20%.
  39. Re: As most fragrances nowadays are just chemical compositions and chemical reformulations

    Not really; you're exposed to, via consumption, far more chemicals on a regular basis. You're also exposed to radiation on regular basis, too, but as already mentioned, it's the quantity that's...
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    Re: Blind buy mistake? Hermes Bel Ami

    Bel Ami (the original) always reminded me of the fall and these towering cottonwood trees throughout the neighborhood growing up. Small branches from these trees would fall to the ground with leaves...
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    Re: Rate these Frederic Malle fragrances

    GPH: nice and minty, probably the best of its type you'll find though I found it a bit linear. I didn't love it, either, wishing it would have done more. 7/10.

    MR: Gets a lot of compliments...
  42. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    I don't necessarily consider them forgettable, but they're fairly cheap and something to wear during a lazy summer day.
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Miss for me, personally. Something about it just pierces and gives me a headache. I had a bottle of Essence which I found to be better, but gave it to my brother.
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    Re: Gendarme and flankers. Any fans?

    Grabazzi is my personal favorite with it's Coca-Cola note, but I believe it's becoming harder to find and the prices I saw on ebay recently were up there. 20 is essentially the original with a focus...
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    I know, what are the chances of that!?
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th March 2015

    https://s.yimg.com/fz/api/res/1.2/xAO5.7KKKTDWsa0ZiNr5SA--/YXBwaWQ9c3JjaGRkO2g9ODAwO3E9OTU7dz04MDA-/http://i.fapex.es/view/14/david-yurman/dyuliew_aedp10-01__5.jpg
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    Yep, I did some checking and it's UK; LuckyScent has it wrong on their website.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur or Tuscan Leather?

    Have had both, but think TL is a bit more versatile if that matters.
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    One of the issues with the cup used for measuring in the video is markings on glassware (even beakers and flasks) are typically +/- 5% of the container's volume. They're not reliable and used for...
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    I'm going by Luckyscent who notes the country of release as being Canada. They could be wrong, not sure! I get less rose on my skin; it's there and more prominent at the start, but through its...
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    Re: Best oud for under $250

    Ex Idolo is from Canada; I would think their "Thirty-Three" would be readily available there. It's also 30ml, but runs $120 so you could get 60ml for $240 which I think would be very well worth it. ...
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal 4oz bottle

    This would make for a strange take on the blue-black/white-gold dress bit.
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    Re: Encre Noir must try?

    Actually, I thought I was going crazy because reading this thread got me thinking as to why I bought the samples in the first place. When I went looking for the note pyramid, I couldn't find...
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    Re: Encre Noir must try?

    It was in the note listings upon release - though I don't recall where - as that's the only reason why I purchased a roll of about twenty samples. It was mentioned here,...
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    Re: Encre Noir must try?

    I bought a load of samples a few years ago; still haven't warmed up to it - but hey, it took about six years for M7 to finally tickle my fancy. I'm not a huge vetiver fan, but what drew me to...
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    Re: Scents that remind you of a log cabin

    Plenty of experience with a log cabin which means I can share some pictures! As for scent, it's a hard one to find but L'Artisan D'Humeur A Rien.

    It's an incense-based scent, but with some...
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    Re: NEW Lalique Les Compositions Parfumees

    They're available on their US website now: http://www.lalique.com/en_US/product/fleur-universelle-noir-premier-eau-de-parfum-100-ml-3-3-fl-oz-en-us-5332
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    Re: NEW Lalique Les Compositions Parfumees

    Edit: found my answer with a few brief mentions.

    Has anyone tried anything out of the Noir Premier lineup? This one pictures has notes of:

    Top Note : Pink Pepper, Rum, Cardamom
    Hear Note :...
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    Re: NEW Lalique Les Compositions Parfumees

    That bottle looks familiar! Silver and Gold look nice; be interesting to see if the $250 price point follows the same path as their regular offerings big discounts online.
    ...
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    Re: Hai Karate returns. (Seriously.)

    I'm probably in the minority, but I find the Old Spice commercials with the creepy mothers popping up on their unsuspecting sons hilarious.
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    Re: Hai Karate returns. (Seriously.)

    That's a relic! My parents are up there in age (80's) and I still find stuff like Vick's Vapo-Rub in a container that's probably 40 years old laying around the house. My father had the usual...
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    Re: Dunhill Desire

    Thanks, Renato. I recall the notes sounded like it was a fresh/woody scent (with some pepper, I think). I was kind of surprised they felt the desire, pun intended, to revisit the flanker since it's...
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    Re: Dunhill Desire

    There's a black one now, too. I had both red and blue, but preferred red. Haven't smelled the black yet.
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    Re: Hai Karate returns. (Seriously.)

    I see you can opt for a double-header and pick up some Jade East from them, too!
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    Yes, this happens a lot there - whether it's being handed sex-pamphlets on the street or just walking down the mall with the "island" vendors who can be tenacious (it seems like almost all of them...
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    It's bounced around a bit over the years. 12+ years ago it was in Saks, then it moved to the forum shops I believe, then somewhere else then Wynn. It gets hard keeping track of what's where; every...
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    Re: Vegas shops - where to go?

    If you hit the Fashion Show Mall, there's Nordstrom/Saks/Neiman Marcus all under one roof. All have a good variety of niches and classics (Neiman Marcus probably has the best, but it's been several...
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    Re: Winter apple pie type fragrance

    Can't go wrong with this, it's whiskey, apples and spice - pretty much hits all the criteria and it's inexpensive. Might also want to try D'Orsay's Le Dandy. While apple is not a note, the...
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    Re: Fragrancenet are kidding themselves

    It's just marketing, no more, no less. It's all about which "door" you go through. This time of year, many people get duped into filing their taxes "for free," only to get through the process and...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama Island Life ?

    Goes to show, never judge a scent by its bottle!
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    Re: YSL M7, new vs. old formula, need some help

    That bottle is still a travesty compared to the original.

    http://www.mr-shopping.net/images/products/yves_saint_laurent_m7_eau_de_toilette_spray_100ml33oz_631468.jpg
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    Re: Why did Frapin get more expensive

    According to their website they are, but they only show a few and their prices are lower. They're an exclusive importer, but sell as a wholesaler which means they set a S(suggested)RP for...
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    Re: Why did Frapin get more expensive

    Agree that it's likely Luckyscent for the most part. I'd never buy a Czech & Speake from them; they're about $60-70 over other places you can get them here in the USA with a little bit of looking. ...
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    Re: Scent gets you NEGATIVE compliments

    L'Artisan Amber Extreme: when a co-worker walked into my office and asked "What smells like playdough?"
  75. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    50ml of 212 for Men which was my second bottle. Purchased maybe 2004? I know my first one was back in 1999 or so. Finished it 2014. I have a number of others that are almost gone, including Creed...
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    Re: Chez Bond no. 9

    It's interesting to note that Laurice was, prior to starting Bond no. 9, the distributor for Creed in the United States. I always had the impression she lost the strings to that purse, so to speak,...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like Coconut Cookies?

    Sage Machado Onyx. You may find it marketed as women's, but it's definitely unisex with notes of coconut, tobacco, vanilla, musk, amber and oakmoss. It has a dark coconut note that, accompanied...
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    Re: Chez Bond no. 9

    While I happen to like Chez Bond, I agree that Hanson was far from being a cheesy boy band. Dare I say I actually own one album (Underneath) and found it surprisingly quite good. Conversely, I...
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    Re: Chez Bond no. 9

    Actually, it's how most people tend to buy fragrances (based more on the top notes than anything else). I haven't had a bottle of Cool Water in over twenty years and would really need to smell it...
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    Re: Chez Bond no. 9

    To me, and I've used this analogy quite a bit here, it's like saying a Mazda RX-7 (or 8, which I had) is a copy of a Ford Mustang - simply because it's a car with four tires, a steering wheel, seats,...
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    Re: Chez Bond no. 9

    I still have my original bottle from when it came out. It has noticeable differences from GIT, particularly the tea and creamy sandalwood in the dry down. GIT is fresher and sharper where Chez Bond...
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    Re: Any Bond No. 9 experts out there?

    I've had a large decant of this from them for several years and don't wear it very often at all. Being one of their first scents released, I thought it suffered too much of a similar fate as others:...
  83. Re: Looking for something similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Her

    Lumière Noir Pour Homme.
  84. Re: Call me late to the party, but... (L'Hommage à L'Homme)

    I don't know if I could ever settle on a signature, but this certainly has the versatility!
  85. Re: Call me late to the party, but... (L'Hommage à L'Homme)

    I haven't. I haven't tried that many scents over the last several years having moved from Las Vegas where I could find just about anything within walking distance from one store to the next. ...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    You know, the funny thing is it all comes down to one of three things: you either smell good, you don't, or there's indifference (from someone else's perspective). As I stated the other day,...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    Fragrances aren't my only hobby; in fact, I started developing a palette for craft brewing back when microbrewers were just getting started in the mid 1990's. Since then I've tried well over 1,500...
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    Re: Lumière Noire

    I'm wondering if you didn't inadvertently smell the women's version since they're in very - too, in fact - similar bottles: I bought it when it first came out in 2009 and upon arriving home,...
  89. Re: Call me late to the party, but... (L'Hommage à L'Homme)

    Personally I was never a fan of Fahrenheit, though I like F. Absolute which was a darker, moodier, brooding interpretation of the original. This has some similarities with violet, bergamot and musk,...
  90. Call me late to the party, but... (L'Hommage à L'Homme)

    Back in 2002, I remember two retro-ish scents coming out mere months from one another, neither doing very well but both becoming cult phenoms: Helmut Lang Cuiron and YSL's M7. Both had these almost...
  91. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Speaking as someone who's been around since the Yahoo days - you either learn to ignore the repetitive threads or you ignore the site altogether. I sincerely hope you've been lurking for a while...
  92. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Reminds me of "Searching for Sugar Man," an excellent documentary by the way (a musician who didn't sell but a few records here in America, long forgotten and believed to have committed suicide - but...
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme (the original)

    Interesting. I always assumed it was this, thinking it was in Montana but just looked it up and it's in Wyoming.
    ...
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    Re: Montana Parfum d'Homme (the original)

    You'd think the bottle would, but it's the stuff inside that conjures images of close encounters... of whatever kind.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Ah, reading these anticipations remind me of those days when I jumped at the opportunity to be the first to try something. I do believe I was the first here that had Pure Coffee in my hands before...
  96. Thread: Bois d Argent

    by The Bark
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    Re: Bois d Argent

    Had this when it first came out and agree it was never an EDC - I never would have purchased it had it been. One of the few I sold and regretted as it's a very nice scent.
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    Re: Jacques Bogart Pour Homme (2004)

    It was, in fact, my SOTD yesterday and it's one that, if one didn't think it strong enough, just projects even more with increase in body heat. You'd be seriously provoking unwanted comments and...
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    Re: Jacques Bogart Pour Homme (2004)

    No, not unless your name is Denis Leary and you sing "I'm an @#$hole" while you're at it, too. Totally inappropriate. In fact, I think it's the nuclear bomb he sings about in the video.

    ...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    http://beeralien.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/stone_smport_chocorg_.jpg

    Mmmmm.

    Oh wait... wrong forum! Dangnabbit, I hate it when that happens!
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    I was just going to say this with FT; Chergui's nice, but Fumerie Turque is definitely all about honey and tobacco.
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