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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 3, 2011

    Patyka Fougere for me.
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    Re: Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale

    Bokaba,
    I've got a bottle of LR and used it this morning because I felt like a splash application on a warm sunny day.

    I agree with you that it's not a lavender prominent juice, and indeed the...
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    Poll: Re: What Would Mickey Mouse Wear?

    Whatever WildThingy wears.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Two scents today. I got up early, put on CdG Vetiveru, and went to a beach. Stayed there a while feeling great with summer. Now I'm home, re-showered, and wearing MPG's Baime.
  5. Re: Wife is picking out a fragrance at duty free. What will it be?

    These are the blues that come with Basenotes activity: no one else can buy you fragrances anymore without causing you dread.

    Before BN you'd say "oh that's fine honey, anything will be just...
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    Re: What award would you give Bleu de CHanel.

    I would give it entre into The Order of the Double Leaping Kangaroo and Songbird Rumble Strips.
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    Re: Higher: Dior's worst male fragrance ever?

    I have to admit that I like the stuff, and liked it a lot ten years ago. The flanker though, Higher Energy, is the worst Dior scent ever.
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    Re: Calling "Veteran" Base Noter's ONLY

    That and Luke, it is your destiny!





    Great posts, Noggs. The truth.
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    Re: Calling "Veteran" Base Noter's ONLY

    The answer is yes, you're going to go down this long dusty road and settle back where you started in a few years. No doubt about it. Why? There are two reasons.

    1) Standard hero narrative. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 25, 2011

    I'm wearing a very green vetiver oil a kind and generous Basenoter sent me from Pakistan. I love this in today's heat.
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    Re: Top scent for a 17 year old?

    I think you're applying the juice of the viles poorly, DS. Instead of using a cotton ball (which will absorb the liquid) concentrate on splashing, tipping, turning over, the vial directly into your...
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    Re: All things to all men

    I couldn't agree more.
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    Re: Top 10 in the u.s.

    I don't have a single one of the twenty.
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    Re: Sillage of Givenchy Insense.

    It's good to see so many of us have and want to comment on this great juice.
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    Zz, I've read the same posts you have (in this thread and history) and I just don't get the same sense of the member's intentions that you have. I think you've got it wrong and I think you're...
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    Az, it was Julian or IPFTN, IPaidForThisName, who started and wrote lengthy MPG reviews in the link I posted. Great stuff, you're right. Scentemental weighs in briefly praising his stuff too.
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    Yes I do, Zz, but I think you're rather alone in your conviction in this case. I've been reading lots of post for lots of time here and reading this one it looks to me like you're the one here with...
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    Sorry to keep posting to this, but I found my introductory post to that thread, and I'll post it here. Also, it looks like the house referendum thread itself was lost somehow, but members made a new...
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    Blast, I can't find that old thread. Should be from 2006, and be part of the "House Referendum" series which includes L'Artisan and YSL only, but blast it I can't find it. Maybe I'm confusing it...
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    We used to have a good thread describing many of the scents from MPG, one that I started and stickied at the top as part of a series of house-round-up themes, but the search engine doesn't bring it...
  21. Re: Pick 2-3 from my wardrobe to take on cruise this week

    I'd say bring the Wild Aoud for sure since it's a favorite, but because I'm who I am I say add Guerlain Vetiver to the mix. If you get there and the other things seem heavy suddenly, not that they...
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    Re: First compliment ever

    Score! It does feel great doesn't it? Like having a smell mirror show you how good you smell to the world.

    Great news. No doubt the first compliment is long overdue.
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    Re: Sillage of Givenchy Insense.

    Not a skin scent for me either. Pretty powerful sillage I think.
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    Aww DoubleZed, look who's talking. I think you are highly discourteous here, and make a post that will drum up more heated discussion while it's not worth it.

    It's just not.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Day two of CdG Vetiveru.

    A friend gave me a big hug yesterday and remarked that I smelled really great. CdG Vetiveru onward!
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    Poll: Re: Designer Frag World Cup - France

    Ouch. I almost voted Givenchy for those reasons but went with Dior. Close one. I'm glad someone stuck up for Givenchy though.
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    Yes, the bold-faced lie of it is striking.
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    Yes, the bold-faced lie of it is striking.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 23 May 2011

    CdG Vetiveru for me today.
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    Why would the "status" matter? Would they be more valuable or prestigious to you if they weren't in pharmacies?
  31. Re: Join us in testing wooznib's original perfume creations! US & International

    I'm game. Can't hurt a thing. I'll be glad to try and review Wooznibesque.
  32. Poll: Re: Which of these men's fragrance is the best replica of the real thing?

    Might check your dates. Rochas Man is from 1999 and New Haarlem from 2003.

    Best to check things like this before posting.
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    Re: What mens fragrances do you like on ladies?

    I've got to agree with these two. I'd also especially stress Eau Sauvage, Yatagan, Caron Pour un Homme, and Habit Rouge edc or edp.
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    Re: Haters of GREY FLANNEL: Why do you hate it?

    Damn straight my friend! Drop me a note anytime I can help out with anything and maybe we can pick a scent we mutually hate/love or whatever and do a fighting review thread on it.
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    Poll: Re: GUYS i like many but have to chooose one :(

    As the poll will show, I voted TdH edt.

    There are others that are worthy, very nice, and superb, but you've got all your life to pick them up later. The fact of the heat in your country decides...
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    Re: Any fans of FLORIS SPECIAL No. 127?

    Wish I could say, oh Sorcerer, but it was a few years ago I sniffed a lot of the Florises in a shop, paying special attention to #89 and #127, but can't remember them. They didn't hit me as powerful...
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    Re: Haters of GREY FLANNEL: Why do you hate it?

    Thanks, T_C, I always enjoy your thoughts and reviews. I never get tired of a chance to disagree with you, and I hope you find it as worthwhile as I do.
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    Re: Haters of GREY FLANNEL: Why do you hate it?

    Hey there. In all best humor I sure want to say those who hate Grey Flannel are good people too and likely love their loved ones in all the righteous and upright ways.

    I'm looking forward to...
  39. Re: The ultimate Just Starting Out Topic needs your help

    Basenotes onward!

    Of course I think this is a good idea, but I wonder what way to get it going will work best, and make the most members here involve themselves.

    After reading your post, Lian,...
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    Re: Niche Citrusy Floral Frag !!!

    L'Artisan Parfumeur's The Pour un Ete for sure. Jasmin and some citrus.

    Also see if you can check out Givenchy Insense because that's a wonderful citrus and floral.
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    Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    Yes, Shaheen, I was making a joke reapplying the original logic of liking Aventus to your answer. Just being smarmy. No confusion or misdirection intended.

    Thank you Bon3z!
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    Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    Yes but don't you really love Eau d'Orange Verte only because it's Hermes? I think we all really know that's the reason.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 20, 2011

    Diptyque's Opone.
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    Re: It's the End of the World as We Know It

    If it's going to be Saturday, when do we get to start walking around with our penises out?

    I think this is the movement that even has the time of day when the world will end tomorrow (six pm if I...
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    Re: Can I wear Kouros while wearing my best dress ?

    Bigsly, can you describe your best dress? It's not some gingham thing is it?
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    Hehehe!

    A lady with the priviledge to date the two of us--not at the same time of course--will find us two different men indeed.

    Thanks for the great chat.
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    Re: Can I wear Kouros while wearing my best dress ?

    Make my laughter stop now!
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    Maybe the source of the confusion is my use of the word "trustworthy" and how one wants a scent that will say that to the smeller. I was saying that pretty casually, and you're absolutely right that...
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    Ha! All three of us were writing to each other at the same time!

    Well I'm unfortunately a single guy and I wear a lot of vetivers--maybe Dorje's schooling me right! Let's all get together, smoke...
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    Good and central questions, Dorje. I guess my answer would be yes and no. In the same way many newbies here say they need to find three types of scents, one for work, one for weekends/relaxing, one...
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    Re: Is Aventus hyped up just because it is a Creed?

    Sure brings up a lot of the same threads again and again. Maybe they can all be melded into the already mammoth one. They all seem to be repeats of the same comments.
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    Re: First date recommendation?

    In these circumstances I always plan on being very upright and conservative smelling. I want to smell trustworthy, not yet smell like an owner of satin sheets.

    I pick straight up and direct...
  53. Thread: Perfume Gods

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    Re: Perfume Gods

    I don't think I could believe in gods so cruel.
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    Re: Fresh... but Interesting

    Sorry I didn't see this post until today. Andy, I didn't mean to imply that you had been too casual with the term fresh at all, and I regret that my phrasing could have suggested that. I meant it...
  55. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Trianon Palace Versaille.

    Does it smell like royalty playing peasant by chance?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 19th, 2011

    YSL PH HC.
    (Yves Saint Laurnent Pour Homme Haute Concentration. The one I love because the abbreviation looks like chemical code.)
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    Re: Good ole fashioned fruity-floral-spicy skank

    Man alive, where do you come across these strange amazing bulldozer scents, Aromi? You make me think Montana must be filled with hidden shelves of masterpieces in old dry goods stores frome the...
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    Re: The Wrong Recommendation

    Thanks to everyone for the kind and helpful comments. Replying is now difficult because there are so many to thank and so many good observations that I just giggle at the chance to play with.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th May 2011

    Like Petruccijc I'm in an Alain Delon: 47 Samourai. It's not that great, but Petrucci's selection is.
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    Re: The Wrong Recommendation

    With the way they qualify their answers they tell you to put the breaks on, but you just want to rush ahead to the direct answer you’ve asked for, dang it--what’s all this send out for samples stuff...
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    Re: The Wrong Recommendation

    No one asked for a recommendation ever wants to encounter this response--Gee, no thanks to you man, I tried what you said and lordy, it’s NOT what you said. No. Thanks.

    But the requests for...
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    The Wrong Recommendation

    Let me tell you a story. It starts with how perfect I think Dior’s Eau Sauvage is. Let me elaborate: it’s beyond perfection. It’s what I wish the bounty of nature’s air smelled like for every...
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    Re: which perfume to wear? seafood dinner tonight.

    Plenty of good burps then instead!

    (I'll put together some citrus scent thoughts and post them tomorrow I expect.)

    Which of those dishes smelled the best?
  64. Re: Independent exploration of fragrances - how much do you rely on BN?

    You you you you you willll will will will will like like like like like Guerlain Guerlain Guerlain Guerlain Vetiver Vetiver Vetiver Vetiver obey obey obey obey obey! ! ! ! ! !
  65. Thread: Two-faced

    by DustB
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    Re: Two-faced

    In all honesty I have to say I think it's cool that Alain Delon has a line of fragrances under his name. Sort of cool for Omar Sharif too. Luciano Pavarotti as well. Pretty tacky of Andy Warhol,...
  66. Re: Independent exploration of fragrances - how much do you rely on BN?

    No, I don't think that's right.

    It looks to me like you're calling BN an echo chamber.
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    Re: Penhaligons Douro vs Acqua di Parma Colonia.

    For me too.
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    Re: Fresh... but Interesting

    Heck yeah, all the time: Diptyque Olene and Givenchy Monsieur I'd add to the above lists.

    The real problem I think is the too casual use of the word "fresh." I think we use the word less here...
  69. Re: Independent exploration of fragrances - how much do you rely on BN?

    For me it's more about talking about fragrances and thinking about fragrances in our lives, no longer much about purchasing them. So what attracts me here isn't purchasing spurred.

    Otherwise it's...
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    Re: Egoiste and Tiffany for men

    In no way.
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    Re: KORRES - Saffron / Amber / Agarwood / Cardamom

    Wow, that's a good deal on this fine scent.

    On me it's got a great metallic drydown which I think is the cardamom. Awesome scent in all ways. I still think about and give thanks to the BNer who...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

    Quorum. Oh yeah.
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    Re: which perfume to wear? seafood dinner tonight.

    I agree with Miguelca, and I looked over your list but didn't see Eau Sauvage--blast! I'd say that's the ticket. After that I'd say L'Occitane's Vervienne would be good, but it'll be gone from your...
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    Re: Which Creed to choose

    Plus signs.
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    Re: Feminine Men's Scent For Summer

    A feminine men's scent. Well that's sure a new request. Haven't seen the subject ever before. I'm afraid one enters into crude and dumb stereotyping when coming up with a conclusion; for example,...
  76. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    Oh heck, it's just perfume. Two houses with magnificent products. No one says you can't wear the other if you vote.

    It's just perfume and talking about it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 16th, 2011

    L'Interdit de Givenchy edt for me.
  78. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    What's the cliche? Buy Guerlain for the wife and Caron for the mistress? Can't remember for sure if that's it. The poll results sort of suggest you all (I voted Caron) are a bunch of...
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    Re: What's my Creed???

    Lionheart, you should be aware that most every newbie here comes in gangbusters asking what from this house somehow fits his personality.

    But try out the heavy, older style, leather, loud,...
  80. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water Millesime and Guerlain L'Instant Homme EDT are the only 2 fragrances I

    Sounds like you have two scents you really like. Would that everyone would find such and find contentment there.

    Sort of makes questions of "taste" irrelevant, I think, since you're happy...
  81. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    Does Guerlain have a brand new yuzu scent targeted to men? No? I didn't think so. 'Nuff said. Obviously Caron wins this hands down.
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    Re: What makes a scent "college" or "for college"?

    I want to thank all you guys for your very thoughtful turning over of my question. I also want to thank Surfacing for his kind words!
    Best, everyone.
  83. Re: Cucumber/Watermelon/Melon-- With these notes in mind what do you think comes out ahead?

    Fresh Index's Cucumber Baies is nice, but just in the okay range. No mind blower.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, May 15th, 2011

    S.T. Dupont Pour Homme for me.

    This is a good floral.
  85. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    Ow, I voted, but it felt like hitting myself with a hammer.
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    What makes a scent "college" or "for college"?

    I see the question in many threads here: "I need recommendations, and I'm in college," or some phrasing very like. When we think about it, I really don't think it means much, and I'll explain, but...
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    Re: spotting fake fragrances from an authentic one

    I'd like to know your source for any info like this, Neo.
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    Re: Neroli Sauvage last long?

    Good decision. Get BdP.

    On NS though, I had a bottle and traded it away because sometimes the juice from that bottle lasted all day, sometimes it was gone in an hour. A complete letdown even of...
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    Re: SOtD: Saturday, May 14th, 2011

    Diptyque Opone.
  90. Thread: My Latest Score

    by DustB
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    Re: My Latest Score

    I love the weird twist off on these bottles too. Never had it in any other bottle. Fun to wear and fun to open and close! No way to lose.
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    Re: Anything like Alain Delon Iquitos?

    I once caught a whiff of the first Faconable and it reminded me of Iquitos. Might be worth a try, but it might have been a one-time-only manifestation for me.
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    Re: Feminine perfumes - which ones do you own

    Too many to go count now, and certainly too many to remember off hand.

    Why do I have/wear them? They rock and I love the way I smell in them.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 13th, 2011

    I'm in a Caron too: Pour un Homme.
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    Re: shameless plug...this did the trick!

    You see? There is something better than Kenneth Cole Reaction after all!

    Really fun post and fun news, CJ. Glad to have the joy of reading your stuff again.
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    Re: A flacon of .....

    Stewart is The MAN!

    I'll have to add a plus one to this idea.
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    Re: Your 2 scents worth ...

    Guerlain Vetiver edc and L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Roses.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday - 12.May.2011.

    Old Guerlain Vetiver edc for me, along with the great spray on deodorant!
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    Re: Le Troisième Homme de Caron- What a find!

    This stuff on a slightly chilly rainy day just blows my mind.
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    Re: Highschool cologne?

    Renato's nephew swears by Paris Hilton for Him (That's the right one, isn't it Renato?), so I say that one is tried and vouched for. It'll ge a good one to check out.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday,May 11th

    Another day for Bois du Portugal.
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