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    MPG Route de Vetiver used to do this for me...

    MPG Route de Vetiver used to do this for me before the formula changed - a perfect recreation of the smell of damp woods and earth from my youth...
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    Re: Cocktail that smells like a Creed

    Nope, I've got BdG and it's not the one. I can see the juniper/gin connection, but think it's more the Chartreuse or the maraschino liqueur that creates the Creed impression...
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    Re: Cocktail that smells like a Creed

    Cool concept and great story, Oviatt. I like Dunhill Edition and this sounds like an interesting summertime drink. Although I tend to prefer my cocktails a bit drier (and usually strong-ish), I...
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    Cocktail that smells like a Creed

    On a recent visit to San Francisco I had a retro cocktail called The Last Word - equal parts gin, green Chartreuse, Luxardo marschino liqueur, and lime juice. Wow! What an aromatic drink! It...
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    Re: Abercrombie Woods

    I have a bottle that I got on eBay about a year-and-a-half ago... I was fired-up to get it, but immediately it seemed to be "off" a bit to me. Don't wear it for that reason, but it works fine as an...
  6. Re: Can u name a cologne that is similar with platinum egoiste?

    I should've done a search here before I bought a new bottle of PE. I had thrown one away last year that was a gift because I thought it had gone "off". Now I have a brand new bottle with a...
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    $100,000 Chanel Heist in Miami

    I can't speak for any of the other South Florida basenoters, but I can account for my whereabouts at the time in question...
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    Cuban Fragrance House

    A student just returning from a visit to Cuba brought back a Cuban perfume as a gift to a colleague of mine here in Miami - the fragrance is called Alicia (for women) and the house is Suchel Camacho,...
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    Re: Santa maria novella nostalgia

    To each his own I guess. I can't take the powdery dry-down in Miami heat and humidity... The top and middle notes are pretty amazing, though...
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    Re: Santa maria novella nostalgia

    Nostalgia is a powerhouse and a gem, but doesn't work well in warm, muggy climates. For me, CdG Garage is more wearable. The powdery drydown of Nostalgia, although pleasantly "rubber-ish", is...
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    Re: Tuscany By Aramis

    Tuscany Forte is better, in my opinion - deeper, longer-lasting, more sillage, etc., but the original is excellent, too...
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    Re: The Best Scent in the Hugo Boss Line?

    Put me down for Elements... although Number One and Baldessarini are quite nice, too
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    Re: Not-too-sweet orientals?

    I'd recommend Anvers (original)... and would second the Tiffany for Men and Pasha de Cartier suggestions. Happy hunting...
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    Re: Original Cool Water - Not the same!

    I noticed the exact same thing when I got a small 1.0 oz bottle recently... at first I thought it was fake because the type font had changed. But now I'm inclined to believe that they reformulated it...
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    Re: Grass and summer smells.

    I think all of these have been mentioned in various posts, but for what it's worth, I'd say:

    1. CK Truth - extreme grass
    2. L'Artisan Navegar - elegant grass
    3. Diptyque Virgilio - funky grass...
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    Re: Basenotes is 8 Years Old

    Congrats, Grant! And to all of us, in fact... It's always nice to know that Basenotes is here, even if some of us don't check in as much as we used to. The site has come a long way, and the...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Top 5 Faves

    CDG 3 (a gem - one of my all-time favorites)
    Avignon (reminds me of last year's Morrissey concert)
    Garage (similar to, but with a better drydown than SMN Nostalgia)
    Odeur 71 (much prefer this to...
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    Re: Fresh Erolfa on Discount

    I got a bottle on eBay quite some time ago... it's legit and still smells fresh.

    I've had a bottle of Himalaya and another of GIT from Scentiments that went "off" quickly after purchase... that's...
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    Sticky: Re: Your most complimented frags this year from the opposite sex

    Most intense recent compliment: Bombay Sapphire Infusion -- A group of several women came into my office one day to find out what I was wearing. I wasn't in at the time, but I'm told that they hung...
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    Re: Shelf life: Creed vs everybody else

    This is why I prefer 1.0oz bottles when I can get them for a decent price. I had a 2.5oz bottle of Hiimalaya that was only a few months old go bad not long ago, so I basically ate $80-$90 on that...
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    Re: Which scents go well with a leather jacket?

    I second that opinion.

    Also, Anvers.

    -R
  22. Thread: Tiffany for Men

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    Re: Tiffany for Men

    I recently received a bottle of TfM as a gift. Having sampled it before in a Tiffany shop, I thought that it wasn't necessarily my cup of tea as I'm not normally an "Oriental" kind of guy, but this...
  23. Re: How does your wardrobe compare to the top 100 reviewed fragrances?

    Currently own:
    4 of the top 25
    5 of the top 50
    9 of the top 100

    Have owned:
    13 of the top 25
    21 of the top 50
    37 of the top 100
  24. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I've got a bit of a sunglass fetish. My current faves are my Giorgio Armani 1545's... nice black temples, with rimless black rectangular lenses that go well with my features... can't find them for...
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    Re: Issey Miyake VACUM CLEANER!!! LOL

    I'm wondering if the vacuum exhaust smells like Issey Miyake?
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    Re: Why I want to become a perfumer (Reason 1)

    That's a nice story - unfortunately, doing the same thing on the Metrorail here in Miami would probably get you insulted and accused of trying to poison the woman... Sad, but true...
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    Re: Aqua Di Gio -vs- L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme

    I like them both... but to add to the confusion (or refine our abilities to distinguish compostions, if you prefer), compare them with Truefitt & Hill 1805 and Inis. The four of these are similar...
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    Re: Fragrance Foundation Certification

    Dave,

    The link for the training program is: http://www.fragrancetraining.com/. Click on the bottom right box that says "Individual Purchase" It says that the says the Fall session begins August...
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    Re: My Creed Erolfa dilemma

    I'm certain that there's some variation in Creed "vintages" of Erolfa, among others. My first sample vials of Erolfa came from Parfums Raffy and smelled somewhat different than the full-sized...
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    Re: Never received a compliment!

    Depends on how demonstrative people tend to be where you live, too -- in Miami I regularly get complimented on my fragrances. Then again, it seems like nearly everyone here wears them, very often to...
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    Fragrance Foundation Certification

    If you don't mind spending $125, you can sign up for the Fragrance Foundation's "Certified Fragrance Sales Specialist" program as an "Independent". Frivolous, perhaps, particularly for those of us...
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    Re: Chanel Travel Sprays

    I bought a Plantinum Egoiste travel spray off of eBay a year or two ago... the seller had lots of them at that time.

    -Ronald
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    Re: Looking for cross between Issey and Adg

    1. Truefitt & Hill 1805
    2. Inis
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    Re: Recommendations for a GREEN scent..

    CK Truth... fits your criteria exactly

    -R
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    Poll: Re: What's wrong with AQUA MOTU?

    My BN review of November 2003:

    "'Light and fresh'? I don't think so. Try sickeningly sweet, more like rancid suntan lotion. There is a fresh air / ozone note buried in there somewhere, but it's...
  36. Thread: Armani Attitude

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    Re: Armani Attitude

    Just smelled this one for the first time from a sample strip in the June edition of Esquire... I like it a lot, but it seems to be VERY similar to Terre d'Hermes. That'd be a slightly sleazy (not to...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 18 April 2007

    Boss Number One
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17 April

    Ulrich Lang Anvers
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16 April

    Creed GIT
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    Re: need advice: Diptyque

    If you like green, Virgilio is a very unique and herby take on it...

    -Ronald
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    Re: Which fragrance started your idée fixe?

    I picked up a bottle of Tuscany at JCPenny's about ten years ago, mostly because it came with a cool-looking granite-faced watch. That began the stirrings. Then around 2000 I read an article about...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13 April

    I dig Friday the 13ths! It's Creed Erolfa today... the one that got me into all this in the first place... One more post 'til Basenote Junkiedom!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12 April

    MPG Garrigue...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, April 11 2007

    L'Artisan Dzing!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5 April

    MPG Garrigue
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4 April 2007

    Bombay Sapphire Infusion
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3 April

    Penhaligon Blenheim Bouquet... a sample from Aedes
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    Re: SOTD Friday 30 March

    Fendi Theorema Uomo for me today...
  49. Re: Slave to Love: What's your Most Romantic Scent?

    One of the coolest ever... notwithstanding the new album of Bob Dylan(!) covers (now there's a guy who you would never associate with fine fragrances...)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 29 March

    Platinum Egoiste
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    Cool! A Bryan Ferry post! Great song, too!

    I recall reading somewhere a couple of years ago in one of those "celebrity-sighting" news items about him making a purchase of Hermes Bel Ami and...
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    Re: Bulgari Aqua vs Givenchy Blue Label

    I'd have to go with Givenchy Blue Label...

    Bvlgari Aqva is very nice, and gets plenty of compliments, but there's something in it that irritates my throat and closes up my sinuses for some...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28 March

    Azzaro PH
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    Re: Your Top 3 Scents Without Staying Power

    L'eau Par Kenzo PH
    Kenzo Air
    L'Artisan Navegar

    I really like all three of these, but they fade away soooo quickly.

    The multiple Baldessarini references are curious... it lasts forever on me...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27 March

    Aramis 900
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26 March

    Bvlgari Aqva
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 23 March 2007

    Azzaro Chrome
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22 March

    Creed Erolfa
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 21 March 2007

    Façonnable Stripe...
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    Re: Most masculine scents?

    Excellent choice... I forgot about that one!
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    I'm with you all the way on A*Men! (I like Farenheit, though...)
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    Re: Most masculine scents?

    These are some from the most 'macho' section of my 'drobe:

    Trussardi Uomo
    Tuscany Forte
    Aramis
    Azzaro PH
    Azzaro Chrome
    Lauder for Men
    Boss Number One
    A&F Woods
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20 March

    Green Irish F#*king Tweed!
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    Re: This thread is NOT for Creed-haters!

    I sometimes think that if it ever came down to it, I could easily make-do with only Creed fragrances in my repertoire... I currently Own:

    1. Erolfa: My first full-bottle Creed purchase. Goes...
  65. Re: Where was the most unexpected place where you were given a compilment on your col

    In the buffet line of a college cafeteria last year an old lady serving up the food said something to me in Spanish like: "¡pero Señor, que bueno huele usted!" (Rough translation: "Mister, you smell...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19 March

    Bombay Sapphire Infusion... an extra dry martini for work...
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    Re: Italian style fragrances like D&G pour homme?

    These two are kind of obscure, but definitely worth your while to seek out in terms of evoking that Italian vibe:

    1. Bernini Men - I've been meaning to pick up a bottle of this for several years...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday 16 March 2007

    Trussardi Uomo...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 15 March

    Amouage Silver Cristal
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13 March

    Bvlgari Aqva...
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    Re: Online Retailers to AVOID?

    I had a bad experience with FragranceNow.com regarding a bottle of Creed Baie de Genievre..... don't go there...

    -Ronald
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    Re: Blind buy! - Trussardi Uomo

    Thanks for reminding me of this jewel... I just got a 3.4 oz of this baby from Perfume.com for $27.98, sealed in the box! It'll be assuming a distinguished spot in my wardrobe next to my other retro...
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    Re: Scentiments.com - Good G.I.T.?

    I've ordered from Scentiments several times, usually with good results, but the last time that I ordered from them I got a (clearance) bottle of Polo Extreme Sport that was completely off, and, more...
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    Re: What scent says "Medium dry vodka martini"?

    PLEASE tell me that someone here has a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Infusion that they can do a decant or trade for. I've been looking for this scent for three or four years, ever since I saw it at a...
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    Re: Floral fragrances for men

    Aramis 900 has a prominent rose note, in an overall manly composition...
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    Re: Puig's Agua Brava Sea Power

    It's not bad... sort of unique as far as aquatics go, like you said.

    Here's my review from a couple of years ago:

    "This is a very nice, casual, freshly aquatic composition that is perfect for...
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water - First Review

    The descriptions sound reminiscent of CSP Aqua Motu... Can anyone familiar with both compare/contrast them?

    -R
  78. Thread: Ronaldo Esper

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    Re: Ronaldo Esper

    I had a sample of "Millesime" by Ronaldo Esper that was quite excellent... I don't see it listed on the Wuchsa website any longer though.

    If you can find it, it's definitely worth a try...

    -R...
  79. Thread: Vulva

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    Re: Vulva

    How do they get the tuna note in there?

    I think it was one of Anthony Bourdain's books that mentions how German porn is the sickest porn of all, and as I checked out the picutre gallery on the...
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    Re: Hot, hot summer frags

    Right now:

    Creed Erolfa
    Patrick Cox High...
    L'Artisan Navegar
  81. Re: What aquatic/marine scents have the best sillage/longevity?

    I'd add Truefitt & Hill 1805 and Polo Blue to the list...
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    Re: parfumsraffy.com

    I ordered my first ever Creed samples from them about five years ago, then also got my first bottle of Erolfa there before I was wise to other places to score the good stuff. Their prices are high,...
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    Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    I also get nice aquatic notes from Bond No. 9's Eau de New York.

    Then there's Vintage Yachting Company, which is sort of a cross between Erolfa and AdG... they'll send you a sample for the price...
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    Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    A couple that haven't been mentioned:

    1. Caswell-Massey Newport -- very freshwater lake, if you're into that sort of thing
    2. Tommy Summer Cologne (2005) -- this one has a REAL nice beach vibe to...
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    Re: Fou d'Absinthe = KenzoAir ?

    I don't know about Fou d'Absinthe, I'm going to try that one out, but I noticed that Terre d'Hermes dries down after about an hour into something "vetivery" that smells almost exactly like KenzoAir,...
  86. Re: What to take to Cali. (urgent, leaving tonight

    Same goes here in Miami - I thought this thread was about Cali, Colombia for a moment. *I found it kind of odd that the post didn't mention the country it was in...

    -R
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    A "KISS" fragrance?! It's come to this...

    "YOU WANT THE BEST? YOU GOT THE BEST! The HOTTEST BAND IN THE WORLD..... KISS!!!"

    (not)

    (strike-up opening notes of "Detroit Rock City")

    Saw this item in the news today:
    ...
  88. Thread: Unforgivable

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    Re: Unforgivable

    This month's GQ mag. comes with a "scratch-n-sniff" of this stuff... first thing that came to my mind was that it smelled like a copy of T&H 1805.

    -R
  89. Re: 20+ year old mini bottle still smells great!

    Same thing happened to me about a year-and-a-half ago -- I was going through my old bedroom closet at my parents house (where I haven't lived since the late '80s) and came across one of my first ever...
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    Re: Amouage Gold & Bandit EdP

    I find this one way too powdery and feminine too, and would accuse any male who enjoys wearing it of "perfume transvestism" (not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that, as they say)... as...
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    Re: Smoke Smoke and more Smoke.

    Two suggestions:

    1. Anvers (Ulrich Lang)
    2. CdG 2Man

    -R
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    Re: The Different Company

    I recently purchased some as a gift from:

    The Boys
    295 Miracle Mile
    Coral Gables, FL 33134
    (305)444-4644

    Very nice and knowledgable people. They seem to have the entire Different Company...
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    Scenitments Himalaya cap missing

    I'm picky about my bottles coming with caps because I "display" my collection -- so I get a tester of Himalaya from Scentiments.com yesterday, and although the website says that it "comes in plain...
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    Re: Any cinnamon scents out there?

    Try Costes by Hôtel Costes. You can get a sample for a couple of bucks from Lucky Scent.

    It's got a cool "neo-cinammon" thing going on...

    -R
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    Amouage Sighting on TV (Globe Trekker)...

    I was watching a program called "Globe Trekker" that comes on public television here in the US the other night and one of the featured travel destinations was Oman. About the first thing the girl...
  96. Re: A friend of mine wears Donald Trump The Fragra

    Check out this thread from last September...

    http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?num=1128004665/2#2

    I spoke somewhat well of the Trump frag back then... and would still stand by those...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme is a huge hit

    You guys created an atmosphere around Azzaro PH that made me stop at my local discount pharmacy on my way home from work this afternoon and pick up a bottle...

    And I gotta say, it's QUITE nice....
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    Re: Amouage - New kid on the block? *

    According to Amouage, Silver Cristal is only still sold at their "Perfume Bar" in Oman, in what they refer to as "pegs" (small sample vials, I would imagine).

    If you can pick some up here from the...
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    Re: News: Caswell-Massey Poised to Expand

    I'll second that emotion... I haven't been impressed at all by C-M fragrances, nor their shaving line -- seems like drugstore-caliber stuff.

    -R
  100. Thread: Patrick Bateman

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    Re: Patrick Bateman

    I'd have to double-check the DVD, but I seem to remember a bottle of Chanel (Pour Monsieur?) in his bathroom vanity in one scene...

    -R
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