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    Re: Has Tuscan Leather been slightly reformulated?

    I'm having the same issue. I just got a batch from Nordstrom, A94 (Sept 2014). Its not as rich as the sample I got about 6 months ago. Its lighter with less leather and more raspberry. It smells like...
  2. Re: Recommendations for a thin, 20 year old college student? (Bleu de Chanel Parfum vs Toilette)

    OP, welcome to basenotes.
    I would suggest the EDT version. I found it more interesting and fresh than the EDP.
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    Re: Recent thoughts on Dior Homme Eau for Men?

    I did not enjoy my bottle. Found it synthetic so I sold it.
    I much prefer Bleu de Chanel for a daily fragrance.
  4. Re: Frags in your collection that aren't even worthy of air-freshener status

    Clean Man
    Gendarme
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    Finally, Tom Ford Tuscan Leather.
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    Re: Worst fragrance I've ever encountered is...

    Many that I don't like but these two just don't work for me:

    Gendarme by Gendarme
    Clean Men
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    Re: What are your Top 3 Creeds??

    Aventus
    Original vetiver
    VIW
    Runner up SMW, MI
  8. Re: Am I the only one who thinks that Tobacco Vanille smells like Spicebomb?

    No resemblance for me.
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Gendarme
    Muglar Taste of fragrance
    Muglar B-men
    Tommy Bahama set sail st barts (not even close to Creeds VIW)
    Chez bond no9
    Rochas Man
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels. Pour homme vs Tsar

    Tsar, used up two bottles of the original way back when.
  11. Re: Which fragrance in your collection has most longevity ?

    Creed Original Vetiver last a full day on my skin. It lasts at least two days on clothing.
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    Re: Best bitter cold scents (below 0F or -18C)

    When it drops below -20C I pull the trigger on L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme.
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    Re: Bottles you used up quicker than expected?

    Aventus and Bleu de Chanel EDT.
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    Re: Ever play SA in a mall store?

    Yes I have helped out a number of people. I find it amusing when they can't decide between two scents and I suggest they buy both for rotation. Their response is usually along the line of surprise...
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    Poll: Re: Which headphones is better?

    If your still considering headphones I suggest looking for "uncommon" brands such as AKG, Beyerdynamic, Sharp, Sony Studio Monitor, Sennheiser, Grado, Stax. If your looking at Best-buy chances are...
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    Re: What is the best ginger based fragrance?

    My vote is this one, but I dont have many of ginger based fragrances.
  17. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    In Canada, I have seen Polo Modern Reserve at a number of Shoppers Drug Mart's. Discontinued, that I do not know.
    There two types of fragrances sections at Shoppers. The regular stores may have it...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather... Discuss

    Really like Tuscan Leather, its on my buy list for December.
    Last and projects like a fragrance should, you can count on it lasting all day.
    I would go light on the trigger, its that strong /...
  19. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Based on the thread title, perhaps Polo Modern Reserve?
  20. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    Zero dollars for me...but Im seriously test driving Tom Ford Oud Wood, Noir de Noir, Tuscan Leather.
    October/November savings will be going toward Decembers Christmas gift Noir de Noir and Tuscan...
  21. Thread: Confused

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    Re: Confused

    I own Rochas Man and find it rough / synthetic. I never wear it, I find it annoying.
    I have tried Lanvin Avant Garde and I am not fond of it either. However, I would go Avant Garde over Rochas Man....
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Marshalls
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    100ml
    39.99
    Purchased the only bottle.
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    Re: No love for Creed Original Vetiver?

    Agree.
  24. Thread: bleu de chanel

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    Re: bleu de chanel

    Logical explanation, I agree with this.
  25. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    Got my bottle from the Canadian boutique. I live in Canada so it was a treat to actually get good service and no cross boarder issues.
    With that said, you better like patchouli dirtiness. I only...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    Tried this today. This is not unisex in my book, seems feminine.
  27. Re: Do you like a cologne enough to try to steal it? If so which cologne would be worth it for you?

    Nope.
    I like to search out deals; it's a baseline in all my hobbies. I like both the hunt and the gather.
    Paying for something can be closure for hard work and saving for what I need and enjoy.
  28. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    Least - aquatics worst, luke warm to floral
    Most - everything else but lean towards vanille, sweet, wood scents
  29. Re: Thierry Mugler Amen Collection for a Limited Time at The BAY in SCRABOROUGH TOWN CENTRE TORONTO

    OP, thanks for the info!
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    Re: I was so wrong about Bleu de Chanel, you too?

    I did not like Bleu EDT. Sampled it a number of times but my general dislike for Chanel tainted my opinion. I picked up a 50ml bottle of Bleu EDT at Costco a number of months ago thinking I want at...
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    Not sure about best but I like Guerlain Eau De Cologne Imperial. Fresh, clean, light.
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    Re: Most versatile scent?

    Agree.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Alot of time spent driving around the city hitting stores on a regular basis to find these very seldom Canadian deals.
    The USA seems to be the place to get the deals. Some of their online stores...
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    Can't say I get licorice from my bottle of B*men.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Jerk_Store, thanks for the $49.99 Costco tip.

    Today I picked up 30ml Creed Aventus A42B11N01
    Last week I picked up 50ml Chanel Bleu

    I also saw A*men, Drakkar, HiM Hanae Mori Parfume, and many...
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    Re: "Unexpected" likes and dislikes...

    Unexpected dislike:
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Mugler B*Men
    Mugler Taste of Fragrance
    Genderme
    Bond No9 Chez Bond
    Everyhing from Chanel but Bleu EDT
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

    Unexpected...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I got Bleu months back at a Canadian Costco. I'll have to drop by to see if they have Creed. It would be good if they have some other Creeds to select. Thanks for the heads up.
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    Re: How did you get into the fragrance game?

    When I was young, before the teenage years, I remember Mom and Dad putting on a scent before going out. To the best of my memory Dad had Brut and Aqua Velva, Mom I think had Chantilly and Avon...
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Thinking back to the 90's before I started gathering.
    I went thru two bottle of Eddy Bauer Adventure.
    I think I went thru two bottles of Hugo Dark Blue as well.

    I now have a third bottle of Hugo...
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    Re: Best blind buy from the amouage range

    Agree 100 percent iwth dougczar.

    I have recently tried all of my samples from this house.
    The only one I really like and would consider is Jubilation XXV.

    Take the time and effort to get all...
  41. Re: If I have Pure Malt and Amen - would Tase if Fragrence be over kill?

    Agree with Puremugler, I would not suggest a blind buy of TOF.

    TOF is different from Malt and A*Men so its not "overkill".
    I find TOF leans more toward B*Men than A*Men.
    I only wear TOF and...
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    Re: Hugo is sooooo underrated!

    OP, yup like Hugo, used up a couple of 30 or 50ml bottles years back. Next up I got Hugo Dark Blue, liked this one more.
    I have been keeping an eye out for Hugo at Winners, looking for a good sale...
  43. Re: what's the percentage of guys who wear any fragnace??

    google "percent of men who wear cologne"

    I thought this was an interesting read:

    https://www.npd.com/wps/portal/npd/us/news/press-releases/the-npd-group-reports-on-mens-fragrance-usage/
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    Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel or Ysl L'homme

    Bleu would be my choice.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners - Tom Ford Noir 100ml $104.00. Seems high for an outlet store.
  47. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Cant pick just one, in my collection I equally dislike the following:
    Gendarme
    Dior Homme eau for men
    Rochas Man
    Acqua Di GIO
    Black XS
    Mustang black
    Sung Homme
    Quorum
    Pure shot
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water

    VIW is fun and relaxing in the right situation. I am glad I have a bottle.
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    Re: A Men Pure Havane - Blind buy?

    Pure Havane was second to Pure Malt for me until...
    The other day I wore Pure Havane on a warm Canadian day and was surprised how nice it worked with a bit of warmth. The top notes came alive in a...
  50. Re: I'm shocked at how close Mugler Cologne resembles Creed's Original Vetiver

    Of which I own all 3...
    I don't find Creed OV and Mugler Cologne that similar. There are some parts of connection but overall from start to finish they are different. So maybe they are in the same...
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    These days, Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale.
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    Re: How do you acquire most of your samples?

    Designer - Sephora
    Niche - Lucky Scent
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Edited...

    Selecting a scent can be tricky as one never knows how people around them will react.
    What will work best for a date?
    What will work best for an interview?
    What will work best for an...
  54. Re: 50 ml fake BdC or is the lettering this fragile ?

    My 50ml Bleu de Chanel has pristine lettering. I have been using this as my daily scent for over a month now.
    The ebay bottle, they mention it was impacted by a leaking bottle. I would think the...
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    Re: Creed Scents - the cheap way

    Agree. Have tried many of the substitutes but they just don't compare. Don't assume similar is the same or even close. Vibe maybe but vibe can be more of a classification of a type.

    Creeds have a...
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    Re: Boss bottled unlimited

    Tried it last week. I don't recall it smelling like YSL L'Homme.
    Fresh opening and a light clean wood-ish dry down. Its pleasant enough for casual use.
    It it were half the price I would have...
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    Re: Best "blue" fragrance

    I have tried may of the aquatic recommendations over the last few years and I just don't like this category.
    Before I started this hobby I purchased a bottle of Baldessarini DelMar (Blue Juice). I...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    If your looking forward to A*MEN Pure Wood release follow the link posted by Meow7.

    http://www.muglerusa.com/a-men-pure-wood/amenpurewoodcountdown/

    The hype train has left the marketing...
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    Re: Dior Homme first edition vs current

    DH reform has a bit more coco than the original. I find the latest DH a very slight departure from the original formulation. However, the reform heads a very slight amount in the direction of DHI...
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    Re: A*Men? DHI? Kouros?

    Agree
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    I followed many of the reviewers over the last few years. I too have noticed the change. It sounds like a lot of work for the reviewers to make the videos. I would also imagine finances kick in as...
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    Re: How much Bleu de Chanel

    2 full bottle sprays under the shirt
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    Re: Average Joe's nose?

    Subjective question. However, a while back I was out sampling and this customer beside me was frustrated as he was sure his bottle of play intense smelled different to the one he was sampling. He did...
  64. Thread: Creed GIT or DHI

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    Re: Creed GIT or DHI

    vahebaboomian, having had a look at your collection i would suggest you pass on DHI for the time being as you have DH. I would also suggest you pass on GIT and go for Aventus. If you have tried GIT...
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    Re: Next Purchase: MI, DH, or GIT

    highend, I would skip DH as you already have DHI. I would bypass GIT for the time being. You have Bleu de Chanel that you can use as a versatile office day to day scent. I would suggest you go with...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel - does this look authentic?

    The logo on my bottle is not perfectly aligned but not as far off as the one shown. I looked at a few testers at the mall and they were not perfectly aligned either. So who knows if this is an...
  67. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/24/14): Bleu de Chanel vs Black XS

    Agree
  68. Re: Coconut - cK One Summer 2014 vs Creed Virgin Island Water - which has the better/stronger coconu

    CK one summer 2014 does not smell like VIW.
    VIW has much more body and power with a base that is denser. VIW has the coconut vibe and for sure lime.
    CK 2014 is more transparent with a lighter...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners (Canada) has been rather empty for the last couple months.
    Today they had two 120ml bottles of Creed Silver Mountain Water, 2013 date code. 199.99 per bottle (prices are increasing).
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    Re: Fragrances Bought too similar??

    OP, you mention top tier stuff. Id suggest you skip a couple cheap purchases in the future and go for your mentioned Tom Ford and Creed's as samples. Samples can bring some sanity to the vast array...
  71. Re: Mood uplifting, citrusy, fresh, no musky cologne?

    For consideration - Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale.
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    Re: Worst blind buy for you???

    Mugler B*Men.
  73. Re: Versace Pour Homme Oud Noir Versace for men (2013)

    Finally showed up online at the The Bay (Canada). To bad its not in store for testing. I really want to check this one out but I am very hesitant for blind buys.
  74. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (3/15/14): Bois du Portugal vs Acqua di Gio

    I'm not crazy about Bois du Portugal but its not awful.
    However, Acqua di Gio is a scrubber for me. I just cant tolerate it.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dior Homme Eau for Men - Dior

    Purchased a 50ml bottle. Finally arrived here in Canada at The Bay (exclusive). Looking forward to the nice iris opening as per homme without the strong silage. This will be excellent for work. I get...
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    Re: Your top 3 under $100

    1) Dior Homme Intense
    2) Mugler Pure Malt
    3) Bleu de Chanel

    For consideration:
    Gucci Envy
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    Re: Is this authentic or fake? Bleu De Chanel

    Purchased from Costco Canada 50ml for $49.99. Last time I checked there were none in stock.
    Packaging and scent is the same as the local authorized stores.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners - Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense 49.99. Forget the size, seemed expensive, passed.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water or Millesime Imperial

    MI, its more practical.
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    Pure Malt
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    This is a rare price. From what I see at Wnners this is a seldom seen clearance price. Aventus usually sells for 250.00 at Winners. Now for us Canadians ordering from the USA its not a great...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Winners...

    Latest price for Aventus has been 250, at 147 its time to pull the trigger. Couple weeks back Creed Neroli was on clearance for 90,00. Bonds tend to go for 200 but I did see a few on...
  83. Re: Which fragrance smells more feminine? Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense

    I would suggest you just roll with DHI. DH is more feminine. There is enough similarity that you might be better off buying something else.
  84. Re: Which of these scents is best suited for work in a retail environment in the wintertime?

    Retail work, connecting with your customers, go with the compliment getters. You mention you get compliments with Bleu and DH, go with those. I would have picked those anyway.
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    Re: Worst cologne you've ever smelled???????????

    There are many I don't like but Tobacco Vanille makes me gag. I guess this makes it the worse for me.
  86. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    I cannot wear Acqua Di Gio and Tobacco Vanille. They both make my stomach turn.
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    Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    Were overdue for something new.Yesterday I asked my local SA if she had heard anything new for Mugler. She had no idea. Waiting I am, waiting...
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    Re: Coming back after an extended absence from BN

    This!
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    I confess, I caught the hype train heading to Pure Malt and Dior Homme Intense. It's a tie for these two as my best blind buy.
    Maybe I would give it to Pure Malt as a good friend of mine brought it...
  90. Thread: something new

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    Re: something new

    Bleu de Chanel?
  91. Re: CURIOUS - Look at my wardrobe....Which 3-4 bottles would you get rid of if YOU were ME ?

    I would remove the following as they are lower quality to the rest of your fine collection:

    Gendarme
    Chez Bond
    Versace pour Homme
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    Re: RIVE GAUCHE YST Vintage from 2004

    Days ago I just bought 125ml Rive Gauche at a Canadian Walmart for $25.00.
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    Re: How often do you wear a fragrance?

    One for the work day. I consider how it will impact those around me so light, casual, 1 spray.
    One for the evening. Something warm, relaxing, comfortable, not too challenging, 2 sprays.
    Weekends...
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    Re: drakkar noir to wear or not to wear

    drakkar noir, from a friend, for free...wear it!
    Its a great scent. One spray to the chest.
    Enjoy this one now and down the road it will bring back memories.
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    Poll: Re: Mugler Cologne V Un Jardin Sur Le Nil

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil is much higher quality. Its also more sheer.
    One of my favorites I have yet to purchase.

    I do like Mugler Cologne but I'd pick Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
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    Re: Your Best Steals on Fragrances

    Hanae Mori EDT 50ml ($10.00 Winners)
    Perry Ellis 360 degrees for men 100ml ($7.00 Zellers)
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    rive gauche 125ml from Walmart ($25.00)
    25241
  98. Thread: Out of the "Game"

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    Re: Out of the "Game"

    TheDreamer, sounds like success to me. You sampled, bought and found that what you were looking for was already there, Dreamer. That is a blessing, to realize you have what you wanted all along. Have...
  99. Re: Scents you saw, didn't buy, then shortly after regret not buying it.

    Before joining basenotes I remember seeing many bottles of GPHII and GPH discounted at Winners. The packaging pattern still sticks in my mind. I was able to smell an open bottle of GPHII shower gel...
  100. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Love might be a bit strong but I do like Marc Jacobs Bang. It does not do well here but I like it.
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