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  1. Re: What's your favorite season for wearing fragrances?

    I'm a fan of winter...not just for the wearing of fragrances aspect, but everything about it...I love the cold. I like winter for frags though because I'm not really a big separate my frags by...
  2. Re: Anyone else get nothing but patchouli in Amen?

    Most definitely...but then again I am not a fan of patchouli so that might explain it. I feel like you tend to notice notes you don't like almost more than the one's that you do. Amen is a Patchouli...
  3. Re: How do you feel about Bond's No 9 High Line?

    This one is quite good, although it's a little to sharp and sour for me. I do notice the ozonic note...and I agree that it does make it more interesting. I do, however, find this frag a little too...
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    Nothing wrong with you at all...I feel for you though because Memoir Man is one of my all time favorites, not just favorite Amouage, but favorite of all. That being said it doesn't surprise me that...
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    Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    Did you really actually read my posts? I'm not telling you what you can and can not say in a public forum...you missed my point completely. And you're totally entitled to your opinion...I made that...
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    Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    I know he wanted our opinion...of Bleeker Street...I pointed that out in my post. He asked about Bleeker Street...just Bleeker Street...which has proven my point again...he didn't ask about Bond no...
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    Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    I can see how you could think that so I don't fault you there...you already know that I just feel there are too many double standards when it comes to Bond. The OP just asked what people think of...
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    Re: What does everything think of Bond Bleecker st?

    I love the stuff! I own a bottle and love it every time I wear it. Don't let the Bond nay sayers effect your opinion of it. There are too many people on basenotes that feel like they can't admit that...
  9. Re: Scent of Peace for Him by Bond no 9 - Lady Killer Effect?

    My wife is the same...she loves it on me...she actually likes it a little more every time I wear it. I never get compliments on anything I wear except from my wife so I can't tell you what others...
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Profumum Roma Acqua Viva, and heck yeah I love it. Best lemon hands down!!
  11. Re: what are your favorite crisp, sharp, dry ..almost medicinal scents.....

    MCMC Hunter is probably my most crisp, sharp and dry frag. It's not a very common one and it's a great price for what it is. You should look it up. It's a balsam, tobacco, vanilla frag...the vanilla...
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    Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    +1 on Shelter Island...it's the first thing I thought of when I read your original post. It really is a deep aquatic...very unique and quite amazing actually. I love it a little more every time I...
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    Re: Favorite gourmand?

    My absolute favorite is L'antichambre Le Speculoos
    I also love Slumberhouse Ore and Tobacco Vanille but I don't know how gourmand I consider these. I've always thought of gourmands as edible, and...
  14. Re: Imaginary Authors, Atelier, L'antichambre, Bond no 9, Lolita Lempicka CONUS only

    Added some more!!
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    Re: Fruity opening, woods in the drydown

    Cape Heartache...strong strawberry at the beginning that lasts all the way through, but the woods get stronger in the drydown...great frag!!
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    Re: Fathers Day Surprise

    They did awesome...I own and love this one!! Great story too.
  17. Re: What's the most prominent note you detect from Bond's No 9 Eau De New York?

    Way more floral than citrus...heavy on the neroli, that's what's great about it.
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    Re: Recommend me an INCENSE scent

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir
    Bond no 9 Silver (Silver Factory)
    CDG Zagorsk
    CDG Dover Street...although I do find this one close to Encens Chembur which you already own.

    I own and love all of these!!...
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    Re: Memoirs of a Trespasser....... Any Good?

    To add to what Teardrop said, it's great...good and smoky, and quite woody too. It's a very "masculine" vanilla.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Refill event begins on May 29

    Available as in you can buy it as part of the 2 you would purchase...but I don't know if it would be included in the freebie tester. I have actually emailed to ask and they haven't replied.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Refill event begins on May 29

    I picked up a Sag candle too. It's awesome! My wife owns Sag and I love it on her. I'm trying to talk myself out of picking up 2 more candles to get another bottle being that it's the last day of the...
  22. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance — what have I missed?

    I just recently picked up a bottle of Bond no 9's newest frag Shelter Island and I gotta say, it's pretty fantastic. I know, I know, it's a Bond so the most Basenoters won't even pretend to give it a...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Refill event begins on May 29

    Yep, I got Shelter Island and NY Amber as the freebie, also bought a candle for the buy 2 part. NY Amber as the freebie is a killer deal...and, I've come around on this one...I used to think it was...
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    Re: New Bond- Scent of Peace

    Gotta say, I've had a change of heart...well, I don't know if I can say that. I got a sample of this from Saks a while back that wasn't an official sample. They filled a little non-sprayer bottle...
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    Re: New Bond No 9 - Shelter Island

    I love it! Yes it does smell like Bond Signature...which is ok with me. I have always like signature but there was something that always kept me from buying it...oh yeah, that would be the price. So...
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    Re: Slumberhouse - Ore

    Ore all the way any day...LIDGE is ever so slight cocoa with a truckload of patchouli...I would never consider LIDGE a cocoa frag, it's all about the patchouli, and patchouli and I are definitely not...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    I just picked up Sahara Noir at Neiman Marcus two days ago...I know, not a private blend just part of the story...and the sales lady asked me if I owned any of the private blend...I told her I had...
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    Re: Need some apple recommendations, please.

    CB I Hate Perfume Gathering Apples is fantastic...super realistic apple not with a little straw basket thrown in. Obviously it is all about the apple and it's definitely crisp and awesome!!
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    Re: Best designer lemon for summer days

    +20 on Monsieur Balmain-I can't think of a better designer lemon.
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    Re: Fusion Sacree - Lui by Majda Bekkali

    I was excited to try this one as I had read so many great reviews about it...I was almost at the point of blind buying it...and then I decided on a sample...THANK GOODNESS...I HATED this...
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    Re: Please Help Me With a Cooling Summer Scent

    I gotta add Annick Goutal Nuit Etoilee--great refreshing mint/pine/citrus frag that lasts...it's awesome and very unique.
    Also CDG Peppermint Sherbet it's a different take on mint, it's the fresh...
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    Re: complaining about longevity

    Solution to poor longevity: Stop killing your nose by spraying on 72 sprays (believe me, no one around you thinks that your frag has poor longevity, they are actually praying that it will stop), give...
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    You're asking the wrong person to describe it...I'm not so good at describing fragrances...to me there is a milky coconut accord that just makes it smoother, and, well, creamy. Right after spraying I...
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    Re: Creamy Fragrances

    I think Tam Dao EDP is one of the creamiest frags I have smelt. It's amazing...the EDP, the EDT I wouldn't consider as creamy.
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    Re: COMME des GARCONS

    Again, just goes to show how everyone is different. I own all three of the Sherberts and of the three I think Rhubarb lasts the longest. It'll last all day on me...yet all of them have great lasting...
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    Re: COMME des GARCONS

    I own and love Lime...it's awesome, and it lasts a long time too.



    mikeperez23 was amazingly kind to send me a small sample of this one. It is extremely rare...I have looked for a bottle pretty...
  37. Thread: Armani prive

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    Re: Armani prive

    I'm kind of surprised so many guys like Figuier Eden on them...I love this frag, but on my wife. It is extremely feminine to me, but I guess that's just me. It's an incredibly beautiful frag that is...
  38. Thread: profumum roma

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    Re: profumum roma

    I love Aqua Viva, I know you didn't so much, but it's the best lemon there is IMO.
    Olibanum is great...for a while I wasn't to impressed with it, but I've come around and really like it.
    Ambra...
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    Re: Wait...what? A challenging Jo Malone?

    Have you tried Blue Agava and Cacao? It's actually pretty unisex...my wife liked it on me and thought it was quite masculine...it might be my skin...the only problem, for me, is that it goes...
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    Re: Wait...what? A challenging Jo Malone?

    Blackberry and Bay is quite feminine...to me.
    Earl Grey and Cucumber-unisex leaning feminine.
    Grapefruit-Unisex down the middle.
    Nutmeg and Ginger-Unisex maybe slightly leaning masculine....
  41. Poll: Re: Heeley Menthe Fraiche or Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia

    My vote goes to Mentafollia. Menthe Fraiche goes a little hairspray on me in the dry down...though, if you were to choose a mint Aqua Allegoria, I would go with Herba Fresca hands down.
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    Re: Pine notes Fragrances, please, suggestions!

    Pino Silvestre is pine, yes, but on me it went quite rubbery and thus, a scrubber...just a heads up...I'm not ruling out that it was just my skin, I just thought I'd let you know my experience with...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange test fest

    Of the 15 that I sampled, I didn't like any of them...some were barely ok, but I found out very quickly that this was not a house for me. I was anticipating it to be a house I would really like, but,...
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    Re: I Love New York for All - Wow!......

    Agree...it's a great one. It gets a little cloying for me after a while, but I go easy on the trigger and it works great. I don't have a full bottle YET because the Bond rep gave me about 10 samples,...
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    +1 Eau Lente
    And Comme des Garcons Cinnamon Sherbet is awesome!! It's a dry cinnamon stick type of cinnamon. It's great stuff...it doesn't project a ton, but it lasts all day on my skin.
  46. Re: COCONUT - what are your favorite coconut scents for men

    Sad to hear that you don't get much coconut out of Roam. I get a lot of coconut...every time I wear it my wife says "I smell coconut" so she obviously can detect it quite prominently also being that...
  47. Thread: Exploring Byredo

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    Re: Exploring Byredo

    I own and love Pulp...there is nothing like it. If you like super fruity, this is the ultimate IMO.

    I used to own Seven Veils, which is a great vanilla, but it goes a little powdery, which I...
  48. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Good points...I can definitely see this. Thanks, makes sense.
  49. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Not saying that they have to be obscure, just saying that most people on this site have quite an extensive collection of fragrances, and, I'm pretty sure those collections don't JUST consist of the...
  50. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    I learned a long time ago that you were a fellow Bond fan...you are not alone.
  51. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    I agree...the thing that gets me most is when people say they want something warm, dark, earthy, etc. and someone pops in and says that they would recommend Aventus because it's amazing. Yeah, that...
  52. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    I don't try to avoid them...but through experience I have come to realize that 99% of the hyped frags are really not for me...so, I won't go out of my way to try them:smiley:
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    Re: Creamy/sweet citrus/fruity?

    I don't mean to get off subject, but I have wanted to try this one out for a long time...can I ask a few questions?
    Do you consider it overly feminine or could a guy rock it?
    Does it go powdery in...
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    Re: Creamy/sweet citrus/fruity?

    Fueguia 1833 Mbucuruyá- Super creamy, but it does lean a little feminine for my tastes.
    Byredo Pulp- Creamy and amazing...and amazingly potent...one spray is almost too much, but I love it.
    Comme...
  55. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    I don't know...this thread has been a long time coming for me...I have been in search for a new unique frag for a while and I look to find new stuff...and, it's always the same stuff. If you even...
  56. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Thanks...I have to try out more frags with tuberose...I don't know if I know exactly what it smells like.
  57. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    And crowd pleasers can be a good thing...I just think they shouldn't be the only thing.


    Thanks Hednic. You should have tons of frags that aren't spoken of a lot on here.


    I know...
  58. Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    Not that it's a bad thing that the same fragrances are mentioned over and over in practically every thread...but, in a world full of thousands of fragrances are there really only the same few that...
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    Re: Guerlain Herba Fresca

    Herba Fresca lasts...at least on my skin...about 6 hours or so...Nuit Etoilee lasts all day. They don't project a ton, but I like it like that actually.
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    Re: Guerlain Herba Fresca

    It's 100% unisex...the bottle is not, but the juice inside is!! It's a fantastic frag, as I stated above. Just FYI, another great mint frag that I discovered recently is Annick Goutal Nuit...
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    Re: Tam Dao EDP question

    I get a full day out of the EDP...yeah, it becomes more of a skin scent about 4 hours in, but my wife still smells it on me when I come home from work...there are so many factors into why an...
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    Re: An Amazing Citrus?

    My all time favorite citrus is Acqua Viva...best lemon hands down!!
    +1 on Bigarade Concentree...best orange IMO.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Same here...I love this stuff!
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    Re: Just Sampled "Gypsy Water" by Byredo

    I have only had a sample of both Gypsy Water and Liquid Night...but, it's been a while since I finished of the Liquid Night, so I don't remember it, but I still have a sample of Gypsy Water. It's...
  65. Re: Amouage, Bois 1920, Cartier les heures, Guerlain, HdP, Le Labo, MDCI, PdE, PG

    PM Sent
  66. Poll: Re: Would buy and wear a fragrance if everyone detested it but you loved it?

    I, too, would wear something I loved that no one else did when I was alone...but, I'm never alone, so that's not an option...so, thus I wouldn't even want to own the frag...at least not a full...
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    Memoir Man is one of my absolute favorite frags...it's in a league of it's own in my opinion. Glad you like it...and glad you like Cape Heartache...I love the stuff...it's definitely unique, and as...
  68. Re: Your favorite fragrances that evoke the outdoors

    Eau d'Italie Jardin du Poete--Super realistic garden fragrance.
    Slumberhouse Norne--Deep Forest
    Diptyque Philosykos--Orchard of fig trees
    Profumum Acqua Viva--Lemon orchard with some cypress...
  69. Amouage, The Different Company, Huitieme Art Parfums, Phaedon, Givenchy CONUS

    Even though I really like all of these...I just am not reaching for them...so I want them to go to a happy home. I love incense, gourmand, mint, fig, tobacco, citrus. What I've got:

    Amouage Honour...
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    Re: Monsieur Balmain vs Acqua Viva

    Acqua Viva...in my opinion...is bright and clean...I don't know if you would like it because I definitely wouldn't describe it as a dirty lemon.
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    Re: Most prolific or common note?

    Yeah...as a non-lover of Patchouli...it is in just about everything...it makes my heart sink a little every time I see it...which is in just about every fragrance that I'm looking at.
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    Re: Monsieur Balmain vs Acqua Viva

    I went on a lemon hunt a while back sniffing out any lemon I could find. I really like Monsieur Balmain...but Acqua Viva is stellar in my opinion...it, in my opinion, justifies the price difference....
  73. Re: Can I get a recommendation on fresh lemon fragrance?

    Man I don't think you can get better than Acqua Viva!! It's fantastic and it lasts at LEAST 12 hours on me from 1 spray...and it is lemon the whole time.
    Monsieur Balmain is great and lasts all day...
  74. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I think I'd have to go with your Myrrhe Ardente JSS.
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    Re: Bond No 9, Byredo and...Aventus.

    It's no secret that I have been an advocate for Bond...not because I think people HAVE to like it, I just think that too many people on BN have hopped on the hate Bond bandwagon because it is a...
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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    I'm so glad you are loving the Byredo's. I think it is unfairly hated on basenotes, but I almost feel like all of the hated houses are the ones I really like. I have yet to come across a Byredo that...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    After about 2 solid years of almost buying it...I finally did...I don't know why it took so long but now I am the very happy owner of Tobacco Vanille..its about the only majorly hyped frag that I...
  78. Re: So why are the prices so much lower on Fragrancenet over other places like Luckyscents?

    I completely understand where you are coming from...in some cases, but, again, the thing that I pointed out before is that you really don't deserve a discount and you have no right to demand one...
  79. Re: So why are the prices so much lower on Fragrancenet over other places like Luckyscents?

    I sincerely don't mean to offend...but, for lack of a better way of stating this, why do you feel that you deserve a discount? What I mean by that is that if a business offers a discount, then that...
  80. Re: So why are the prices so much lower on Fragrancenet over other places like Luckyscents?

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    Re: Niche fragrance testing (samples) - PT.3

    Pulp is fantastic...I love the stuff...but it is a very polarizing one. Thanks for all your reviews...I look forward to every review.
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    Re: Has anybody ordered from Min New York?

    Only ordered once from them but agree with what Hednic says!! It took about 10 days for me to get the order, but I do live on the other side of the country and they do ship ups ground. Very satisfied...
  83. Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    Sometimes I just think some people should start a thread that says..."Hey Bond haters...click here".

    Yep, I also think that the Bond bottles are anything BUT boring...Penhaligons, on the other...
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    Re: About olfactory fatigue

    Since getting more serious about fragrances about 2 years ago, I have built my collection from maybe 3 to about 30 now...and, of course, in searching for the bottles that I own, I have sampled and...
  85. Re: Looking for new, different, *interesting* suggestions

    I would agree with Norne...but for something along the same lines...yet different, Slumberhouse Ore...fantastic stuff....dark dark chocolate with woods. Amazing stuff!!
    Different fruity--Pulp...it's...
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    Re: Habdan by Parfums de Marly

    I've really been looking into this one...being that all the reviews on fragrantica are in arabic...so I'm glad you started this thread. Great info from Hednic...as always. I obviously am not adding...
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    Re: Celery note in Fusion Sacree Lui?

    Hmmm...thanks for the info...I think if it's there, even in a small dose, that it would ruin it for me. I will still seek out a sample, but I'm guessing this one might not be for me.

    Thanks...
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    Re: Celery note in Fusion Sacree Lui?

    Thanks Hednic...I appreciate your thoughts. I haven't seen very many reviews that mention that the celery is strong, but there have been a few, and that has made me curious if more smell the same.
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    Celery note in Fusion Sacree Lui?

    Yeah, I'm interested in the frag, but some reviews that I have read say that there is a strong celery note. I hate celery in every way, taste, smell, texture, etc. I can't stand the stuff. So, I was...
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    Re: Sorriso by Profumum

    I'm at the other end of the spectrum...I had high hopes for this one, but it failed miserably for me. I own and love Acqua Viva, and have sampled many others from the line and I have liked them...
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    Any thoughts on Krigler Established Cognac?

    I've searched out all i can here on BN and there sure isn't much...I was just wondering if anyone could shed a little more light on this one. I'm not a huge fan of Frapin 1270 but I hear it has some...
  92. Re: Just Put "Black Vines" Through It's Paces {Review}

    It's $140 through min, but you can use BROS or FRUNKINATOR as a coupon code to take it down to $119...great price for a 100ml.
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    Poll: Re: Cape Heartache or PG Coze Blind Buy

    I used WELOVEYOUPW and it worked...it says it won't expire until after Valentines Day.
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    Poll: Re: Cape Heartache or PG Coze Blind Buy

    I got my bottle of Cape Heartache a few days ago and MAN is it good!! I know that Coze is nothing like it but I would choose this one any day over it. It was an awesome blind buy and for the discount...
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    Re: How incensey is Bond No. 9 Silver Factory

    I have owned and sampled many incense frags:

    Avignon
    Zagorsk
    Ouarzazate
    Kyoto
    Jaisalmer
    Blue Encens
    CDG Black
    Comme des Garcons Perfume
  96. Re: Tuscan Leather vs. Tobacco Vanille. Which one is more pleasant?

    TV hands down case closed.
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    Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    I took a risk on blind buying Profumum Acqua Viva...especially that it's $240 for the 100ml. But then again, from the notes I knew I would like it, and I was only wrong in that I don't like it, I...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Kerosene Creature
    MCMC Hunter
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    Poll: Re: Cape Heartache or PG Coze Blind Buy

    Not a fan of heavy patchouli notes...which Coze has, so I would have to go with Cape Heartache...but, I actually just bought Cape Heartache blind and am waiting for it to arrive in the next couple of...
  100. Imaginary Authors, Atelier, L'antichambre, Bond no 9, Lolita Lempicka CONUS only

    Hey there all you good people you...I'm trying to sell off a few here. All prices include shipping, and, sorry, US only...I live in a small town where shipping is difficult for anywhere but the US.
    ...
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