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    Re: Vintage Acqua di Gio?

    Thanks for the responses, everyone!
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    Vintage Acqua di Gio?

    Hi all,

    I haven't posted on here for a while, but I must ask this - recently, despite all the complex and satisfying fragrances I've tried in the past year or two, I've developed a renewed...
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    Chanel Pour Monsieur (NOT Concentree)

    If anyone has a bottle for sale, that would be awesome, especially if it's a vintage or older formulation. I'm located in the U.S. and willing to pay shipping costs.
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    Re: Vintage Acqua di Parma?

    Thanks for that!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Favorite Era of Masculine Fragrance

    I ended up going with 1987 - 1995. Seems like most of my favorites are from that era.
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    Vintage Acqua di Parma?

    I never see any vintage Acqua di Parma bottles. It's apparently existed since 1910, but I never see any bottles from before 1999. Same thing with houses like Penhaligon's and (god help me) Creed. ...
  7. Re: NEW: Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme "Living Stromboli"

    Apparently the women's version is called "Dreaming in Portofino".
  8. NEW: Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme "Living Stromboli"

    THIS IS NOT AN EARLY APRIL FOOL'S JOKE.

    So, last night, I was in my local Macy's (Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, which is by no means the most fragrance-oriented place in the world). Browsing the men's...
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    Re: Antiperspirant to match with Aventus ?

    Old Spice Fiji?
  10. Love this new feature and I love Mimi. I'd love...

    Love this new feature and I love Mimi. I'd love to see an interview of Foetidus or Pluran.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 6, 2012

    Acqua di Parma Colonia

    Today's my 19h birthday! :)
  12. Re: Serious question: Are there any "Aqua" scents that are better than all others in the pack?

    As far as quality aquatics go:

    Kenzo Pour Homme
    New West by Aramis (preferably in the old blue bottle)
    Sel de Vetiver
    Horizon (Guy Laroche)
    Millesime Imperial (go vintage if you can)
    Dirty...
  13. Re: So you wanna know about Patou Pour Homme, huh?

    There are still bottles left on eBay and one on Quirky Finds, just at very high prices.



    Thank you so much, Mike :-)



    Alvin, your comment means the world to me, especially considering...
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    Re: tsar or equipage?

    To my nose, Equipage is more of a chypre. Tsar is definitely an aromatic fougere.

    Tsar is probably more accessible, but Equipage, to me at least, is a better, more satisfying fragrance all...
  15. Re: So you wanna know about Patou Pour Homme, huh?

    mspa, I'm a lot like you - my skin isn't dry, but it really sucks the life out of fragrances. Patou Pour Homme is one of the few that truly lasts a while on my skin. Also, thank you! :) And, to...
  16. Re: So you wanna know about Patou Pour Homme, huh?

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  17. So you wanna know about Patou Pour Homme, huh?

    Watch my review. Hopefully it'll answer some of your questions.

    I'm not a fan of self-promotion, but this is my truest opinion about my favorite fragrance, and I'm sure some of you guys consider...
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    Re: Hello Basenoters!

    Everyone, please welcome my good buddy Anup! He really is a great guy with a wealth of knowledge!
  19. *THERE MAY BE*Major batch differences in A*Men Pure Shot

    Hello everyone,

    My buddy Matt (whom I share a Youtube fragrance review channel with) got a bottle of Pure Shot in the mail yesterday. In his review, he compared it to B*Men:

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Not the best picture, but here's some of my vintages.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/418844_10150837460939012_591594011_12561947_552803665_n.jpg

    Here's one of my...
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    Re: Breath of God by Lush

    Try before you buy. It's definitely a complex, well-made fragrance, but it reminds me too much of a barbecued chicken sandwich.

    What? At least I'm being honest.
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    Capucci Pour Homme

    Anyone here tried or own(ed) this fragrance? I just discovered it the other day in a small perfume shop in Maryland and bought it a few minutes after trying it. AMAZING citrus chypre. It's a lot...
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    Re: Patou pour homme and Guerlain Derby

    Derby is a lot more floral and powdery than Patou Pour Homme. Patou Pour Homme is an oriental chypre with slight fougere elements. It has a distinctive oily leather/tobacco accord and a basil note...
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    Favorite Eau de Cologne / classic citrus

    Which one smells the best and lasts the longest on you?
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    Poll: Re: New Mugler A*Men Pure Shot

    I think I remember a few days ago someone made a joke about an A*Men Pure Sport...

    Joke's on you now!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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    - New York by Parfums de Nicolai -

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/31316.jpg
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    Re: Almond fragrance

    Definitely plan on trying that one, thanks!
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    Almond fragrance

    Not sure which board to put this on, so I just posted it here because I figured it would get the most responses the fastest here.

    Probably my favorite soap is Yardley Almond & Oatmeal soap. It...
  29. Re: Azure Lime's drydown smells similar to Aqua di Gio.

    http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/wp-content/gallery/clintons/bill-clinton-frowning.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 29, 2012

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    - Mugler Cologne -

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  31. Re: Azure Lime's drydown smells similar to Aqua di Gio.

    I wouldn't go so far to say Acqua di Gio, but I do get a huge synthetic musk note out of the drydown of Azure Lime. Still, I think it's a quality fragrance that's underrated as far as citrus goes.
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    SOTD: Saturday, January 28th, 2012

    Have a great weekend, everyone!


    - Purple Label by Ralph Lauren -

    http://www.stylenerds.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/purple-label-cologne-2.jpg
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    Re: WHAT THE...My Ambre Sultan crystalized!

    I hope no one in marketing sees these photos, because they might get ideas from this, and then we'll get new bottle designs, and then a new formulation...
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    Time for Peace Pour Lui by Kenzo

    Hi everyone,

    Has anyone here tried this fragrance? I've seen a few things about it here and there on the boards. The notes intrigue me and also the fact that it's by Annick Menardo, who's one of...
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    Re: Amouage for Beginners

    Silver Cologne is a decent fresh scent from Amouage that you might like.

    Reflection Man is alright but nothing special. I find that lavender in it ends up smelling like a corn tortilla on my...
  36. Poll: Re: Paco Rabanne Black XS or Diesel Fuel for Life

    Out of those two, Fuel for Life is a far more satisfying and quality fragrance, at least for me.
  37. Re: I need your opinions! New fragrance for spring time!

    Green Irish Tweed is an excellent spring fragrance.

    As far as the Acqua di Parma line goes, the original Colonia is great, but you might want to try a more complex, fougere-like cologne, such as...
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    Re: How do you prononce your fragrances?

    Lay malay!

    Chiper!

    Foger! Foger!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, January 27, 2012

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    - Jubilation XXV -

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/41801.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 26, 2012

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    Habit Rouge Eau de Toilette by Guerlain

    http://www.marieclaire.com/cm/fragrance/images/mA/guerlain-habit-rouge-lg-1.jpg
  41. Thread: New to Mugler

    by Grottola
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    Re: New to Mugler

    Well, let's take a look at the possible options:

    Pure Vanilla
    Pure Chocolate
    Pure Leather
    Pure Cheesecake
    Pure Darkness
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    The current Bel Ami has a lot less leather and is more of a plush fragrance with a big rosewood note.
  43. Re: Givenchy battle new formula - Monsieur VS Gentleman ?

    If you dig YSL Concentree, then you'd probably dig Monsieur de Givenchy. It's a citrus chypre like Eau Sauvage, but it has a lot more depth to it and the citrus isn't as bland, flat, or dated...
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    Re: What are your Top 5 Bond no. 9....

    Great Jones
    Nouveau Bowery
    H.O.T. Always <--- I'm surprised no one has said this one yet!
    Eau de New York
    Fire Island
    Chinatown
    New Haarlem
  45. Thread: Vh=cas

    by Grottola
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    Re: Vh=cas

    Eh.

    I can see where you'd make the comparisons, but Van Halen really doesn't anything to do with Czech and Speake.
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    Re: Is Eau de Lalique a underrated frag?

    It would absolutely work on a dude. A great herbal Eau de Cologne with excellent longevity.

    Now, if only it was easier to find...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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    Patou Pour Homme

    http://oi44.tinypic.com/2dvsmtl.jpg
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    Re: "Chanel for Men"

    Also, I know that there are vintage splash bottles on eBay. Those may yield closer results.
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    Re: "Chanel for Men"

    Bumping the thread to share my thoughts.

    I think the citrus oils may have burned out over time, as I get a blast of alcohol when I spray on Chanel for Men, and then a "pink", dry, powdery...
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    Re: Horizon by Guy Laroche

    I love Horizon. In my opinion it's the best grapefruit out there (besides Guerlain Homme L'Eau), is one of the better "fresh" scents around.
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    Re: New signature fragrance needed. Please help.

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Bvlgari Black
    Guerlain Homme (also check out the Intense version)
    Terre d'Hermes (EdT is good but the parfum may be more up your alley)
    +1 for Burberry London, also.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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    Habit Rouge Eau de Parfum by Guerlain
    (Thanks Mike!)

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31UFcH%2BcSdL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
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    "Chanel for Men"

    Hello all,

    I recently acquired a bottle of Chanel for Men (read: vintage Pour Monsieur) and it's on its way in the mail to me now.

    I know that Chanel for Men was changed to "Pour Monsieur" in...
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    Re: Performing musicians of Basenotes

    Anything with frankincense in it.
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    Just got my samples of this in the mail.

    It's a quality fragrance, but way too close to vintage Bel Ami to warrant a purchase. Essentially it's vintage Bel Ami, just a tad darker and richer, with...
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    Re: my first blind buy...

    A*Men is not for everyone. That's why there's Angel.
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    Re: Vintage Samsara

    Thanks for the responses, everyone!
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    Re: Derby- A Revelation.

    Great post, Koala. Derby is one helluva fragrance. I'll have to snag some more samples of it.

    It feels great to find something you truly love. Just don't wear it too much! ;)
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    Re: Thierry Muglar A*Men Taste of Fragrance

    Taste of Fragrance is really nothing like A*Men. If anything, it's more like B*Men. I got sweet, semi-fruity spices out of the Taste of Fragrance rendition.

    My buddy Matt did a review of it on...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 21, 2012

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    DK Men/Fuel for Men by Donna Karan

    http://www.perfumela.com/images/full/DK-Black1.jpg
  61. Re: Guerlain vetiver, givenchy vetyver, chanel sycamore, which to buy!

    Guerlain Vetiver is the reference vetiver. If you've sampled Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver, then you'd already have a good idea of it. Guerlain Vetiver (in the recently discontinued ribbed bottle) is...
  62. Thread: Men & Perfume

    by Grottola
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    Re: Men & Perfume

    Yeah, it's my favorite fragrance :laugh:

    Well, besides vintage Mitsouko Eau de Cologne...
  63. Thread: Men & Perfume

    by Grottola
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    Re: Men & Perfume

    I believe everyone here has felt this way at some point. I'm 18 years old and got into this hobby when I was fifteen, so you can only imagine the raised eyebrows of a babyfaced seventeen year old...
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    Vintage Samsara

    Hello all,

    I've heard that the vintage Samsara has a very potent Mysore sandalwood note in it, however, I'm wondering, if I do try vintage stuff, how far back should I go? Is 1998 okay, or was it...
  65. Thread: Serge Lutens

    by Grottola
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    How about a top ten? In no particular order:

    Vetiver Oriental
    Chergui
    Cuir Mauresque
    Fumerie Turque
    Fille en Aiguilles
    Ambre Sultan
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Feminite du Bois
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    Re: Well, this sucks.

    You'll regret those words on Wednesday ;)
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    Re: Derby and Equipage

    Equipage is a spicier, more traditionally masculine woody chypre with a very mature-smelling tobacco note.

    Derby is more of a floral-green leather chypre, although to me the chypre facets are so...
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    Re: Layering successes

    Timbuktu is good for layering with sweeter, juicier fragrances, as I find it very dry and bitter.

    And, while we're on the subject of layering - Tom Ford's Private Collection. I can't think of any...
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    Well, this sucks.

    Today I was at the drugstore and I tried Instinct by David Beckham. I liked it a lot. In fact, I purchased a bottle to wear as a casual scent.

    What sucks is that I'm a Manchester City supporter....
  70. Re: New Fragrance: La Nuit de L’Homme Frozen Cologne

    Why
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    Re: Le Male vs Declaration

    I don't find them similar at all, despite their note structures. Regardless, Declaration is far more interesting in my opinion.

    Le Male is more of a sweet fougere whereas Declaration is an...
  72. Re: Hello! Suggest please beautiful shypr aroma like Robet Piquet Cravache

    Check out Monsieur de Givenchy or Chanel Pour Monsieur (NOT the Concentree).

    Also, Eau de Rochas (women's or men's) and Eau Sauvage work great, too.
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    Re: Sampled my first Amouage fragrance...Dia Man

    A slick, velvety oriental-fougere hybrid. Very well made, but I can understand why you might be put off by it.

    Try Jubilation XXV or Memoir Man. They'd probably be more up your alley.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    DAMN! That is an INCREDIBLE collection! Have you ever heard of Luckyscent.com? ;)
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    Re: Pure Distance M

    I just ordered some samples. I love chypres, so hopefully I'll dig this.

    And when I say "hopefully", I mean for me... not my wallet. :laugh:
  76. Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Chanel Cuir de Russie is probably the best floral leather out there, however the current version has virtually no animalic notes. If it does have them, I can't detect them on skin or on a card. ...
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    Guerlain boxes

    This probably belongs in the Feminine Fragrance Discussion board, but it'll get quicker replies here.

    When seeking out vintage Guerlains (paging Mr. G), I notice numerous different box types. For...
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    Re: Heracles by Lord Jester

    I've spoken with Adam Gottschalk (founder of Lord's Jester) before, and his line is a great one. He probably makes the best solid perfumes in the business.

    I vaguely recall trying the liquid...
  79. Re: Looking for a boozy fragrance to add to my rotation.

    Nicole Miller for Men (vintage version with the shorter ingredients list)
    Yohji Homme
    Virgin Island Water
    Guerlain Homme (the rum is less heavy and more astringent in the L'Eau version)
    DK...
  80. Re: Which GIT batch do you think is the best? 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011?

    So in other words, scoring a bottle of Green Irish Tweed is basically becoming the same thing as writing a research paper of at least 5,000 words on Stonehenge.
  81. Re: Dad gave me an old bottle of Chanel Antaeus. Is it usable? Vintage? I know nothing. (pics inside

    Keep it. If you don't like it, keep it in a wooden drawer in a cool room without light and revisit the stuff over time. Antaeus is most beautiful in its original formulation; you've got a gem on...
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    Re: Vintage New York by Parfums de Nicolaï?

    I saw the images when I checked this thread on my Mac, so I'm one step ahead of you! :laugh:

    Yeah, that is an old bottle. Definitely cool, though. Sort of reminds me of Yohji Homme. Enjoy it,...
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    Re: Vintage New York by Parfums de Nicolaï?

    The images aren't showing up, dude.
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    Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    I'll do it.
  85. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by Grottola
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Thanks Mike!

    Unfortunately, they did not. I was lucky enough to find a gift set with the EDT and the shower gel. Guess I had better keep my eyes open when I go to the actual Guerlain boutique in...
  86. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by Grottola
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Thanks for the responses everyone.

    I ended up buying a bottle of the current EdT and I love it. It has a perfect balance of lemon, powder, and leather. I'd love to try the vintage EdC, though,...
  87. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by Grottola
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    Thank you so much for the responses, everyone. I'll let you all know what happens :-)
  88. Re: I finally found a public toilet smelling like Kouros, and it was wonderful!

    Urinal cakes are tasty.
  89. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by Grottola
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    Habit Rouge

    Hello everyone,

    In less than a week I'll be going to Disneyworld. They have a Guerlain boutique there. Because I live in an area that doesn't normally sell Guerlain, I've never had the chance to...
  90. Re: What would be similar to Sycamore..Not VE or EN...other options ?.

    Terre d'Hermes, preferably in the parfum concentration.

    Seriously.
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    California North

    Has anyone tried the fragrances of California North? They're a men's grooming brand out of (surprise!) California, and the reviews on their website sound nice.

    For reference, here's a link:
    ...
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    Re: SotCD! Sunday 25th December!!!

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

    My SOTD is Michael Kors for Men.
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    Re: Aramis New West vs Acqua Di Gio

    Uh, New West.

    This is basically like comparing the Sex Pistols to Creed.
  94. Re: Unscented Soap/Shampoo options to prevent your frag from getting drowned out.

    Dr. Bronner's Castile Soap. No added fragrance.

    http://www.drbronner.com/DBMS/LS.htm
  95. Thread: Rose dilemma

    by Grottola
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    Re: Rose dilemma

    Thank you all for the recommendations.

    In response to the posts about Acteur: I have yet to try it, but I definitely plan on giving it a go.

    I've also tried Lyric Man by Amouage, but that one...
  96. Thread: Rose dilemma

    by Grottola
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    Re: Rose dilemma

    Interestingly enough, I don't really get rose out of Egoiste. I get more of a fruity-woody, rosewood smell as opposed to rose. I enjoy Egoiste, though.
  97. Thread: Rose dilemma

    by Grottola
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    Rose dilemma

    Hey everyone,

    Probably the biggest trouble-maker note on my skin is rose. It either smells too powdery and "old-lady" like (Aramis 900, Knowing), or too dank and "juicy" (Rossy de Palma).

    My...
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    Re: Horizon at Dollar Tree

    Nice find! Now, if only I could still find Clearasil for Men Face, Hair, and Body Wash... I stocked up on several bottles from Dollar Tree a few years ago.
  99. Re: Has anyone here in the U.S. watched a BEST BUY commercial w/Santa Claus?

    The video in question:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EoqwhydvSE&feature=relmfu

    It looks, to me, like either Incense Oud by Kilian or one of the Armani Prive bottles.
    ...
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    Re: Eau de Patou or Eau de Rochas?

    Eau de Patou. It's probably the most unique citrus scent I've ever smelled.
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