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  1. Thread: Gothic

    by bejahu
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    Re: Gothic

    Lalique Encre Noir
    Montale Dark Aoud

    Are two of my dark favorites.
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    Re: Kouros without the civet

    It is the most recent one. I just bought it yesterday. Funny thing. I was just leaving my hotel room here in Singapore. Sprayed a healthy shot of Kouros onto my chest. As I walked to the...
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    Re: Aventus and an office environment

    One thing that I notice with Aventus, is that very quickly my nose gets tired and I don't smell it anymore. But, then my colleagues say they can smell me from five feet away. Be VERY careful with...
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    Kouros without the civet

    Hi everyone,

    I recently purchased my first bottle of Kouros, and I'm very impressed. It is a beautiful fragrance with a magnificent dry down. The only challenge I have with wearing it is the...
  5. Re: Which Creed Fragrance Smells Most Like it's Name Suggests?

    Green Valley smells like a green valley
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    Re: Please recommend Chergui without the powder

    Thanks everyone for your recommendations. I'm in NYC tomorrow on business, and will try to drop by Barneys.
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    Please recommend Chergui without the powder

    Hi everyone,

    I adore the tobacco scent in Chergui. Not too strong, not too soft. It is a delight. What I can't seem to get past is that powdery smell - is it Iris? Can you please recommend a...
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    I very much like Bowling Green. A wonderful, if under appreciated, green scent.
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    Re: Summer Creeds Question

    All are very nice for the summer. My favorite summer Creed Fragrance though is Original Vetiver. It smells wonderful in the heat and humidity.
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    Re: Creed Green Valley

    Green Valley is my "go to" sunny spring day fragrance. it smells like a freshly cut meadow. The longevity is only a few hours, but those few hours are bright, and happy and fresh. I have three...
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    Re: Spring scents, turning the page...

    My favorite Spring scent is Creed's Green Valley. In fact, I think that I will wear it today. :thumbsup:
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    Poll: Re: Your strongest fragrance - projection & sillage?

    For me, the king is Joop! Homme. Tremendous projection and longevity.
    Montale's Red Aoud is a close 2nd.
  13. Thread: Sleeping Aid

    by bejahu
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    Re: Sleeping Aid

    I like lavender based fragrances, like Cadley Island Lavender and Creed's Royal Scottish Lavender
  14. Re: Aspen for Men or Pino Silvestre for Ski getaway?

    Another vote for Pino Silvestre. I will smell great in the clean Alpine air. Aspen is also good, but I prefer Pino. If you have money to burn, check out Creed's Epicea - in my opinion, the best...
  15. Re: Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree is Rich... New Haarlem & Musc Ravageur Rich

    Egoiste Cologne Concentree is one of the best winter fragrances for men. A fabulous, rich, spicy scent that projects tremendously and has near day-long longevity. If you can find it, buy it. Yes,...
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    Re: What "womens" frags work great for men

    My favorite is Kingdom by Alexander McQueen.
  17. Re: What is the cleanest, soapiest, fresh out of the shower frag out there?

    I like Mugler cologne, but I prefer Creed's Original Vetiver.
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    Re: Sung Homme - forgot how decent this was

    I did one on the chest and one on the back of my neck. I still smell it on my chest: 24 hours later. I might start bringing this one back into my rotation. Very soapy.
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    Sung Homme - forgot how decent this was

    Found my bottle of Sung Homme hiding in the back of my wardrobe. Was in the mood for something a little different today, so I decided to wear it. I forgot what a decent scent this is. Soapy floral...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Creed Royal Oud

    No similarities at all for me, but both are excellent. Royal oud is dry, spicy, and is unisex, while Egoiste is wet, jammy, and more masculine - Egoiste concentree even more so. If you can find it...
  21. Thread: Black Aoud????

    by bejahu
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    Re: Black Aoud????

    I like it in the colder months, but it would just fine in the summer. It is one of my most universally complemented fragrances. Two sprays is usually enough, three if you are out clubbing and want...
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    Poll: Re: GIT or Riverside drive

    Another vote for GIT
  23. Re: Malle, Bond, or Artisan!!! Who is the best House.

    To my nose,

    Malle >>>>> Artisans>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Bond No. 9.
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    Re: fahrenheit reformulated

    The vintage formulation smells like flowers and freshly cut violet leaves. It's opening is alive and bright due to the honeysuckle, then darkens. The newer one smells pretty good, but is synthetic...
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    Re: Best SMOOTH leather fragrance for my first one

    For a smooth leather, my choice would be Creed's Royal English Leather. Very nice stuff.
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    Re: Question about a bad sample of Aventus

    I agree with Dullah. I have had samples, from Sachs, that smelled like a cigarette ash tray mixed with stale pineapple juice. They were terrible and, for me, unwearable. Recently, I received a...
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    Re: Avons Best Men's Fragrance

    Do yourself a favor and try Ironman. It is an absolute bargain and smells FAR more expensive than its pricetag.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water Longevity?

    I get 5-6 hours on my skin, but 8-12 hours if I spray it on my clothing. Good stuff.
  29. Re: Battle of the Creeds: Silver Mountain Water vs. Himalaya

    These are two of my least favorite Creeds. If I had to pick one of the two, I would choose SMW, but only because Himalaya smells so terrible on my skin. I second the people that recommend Green...
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    Re: Favorite Hugo Boss fragrances?

    Boss Sport is a fantastic green, oakmoss-loaded fragrance. Fabulous.
  31. Re: Cuir de Russie doesn't seem to work on me....other leathers in the same category?

    My favorite soft, buttery, smooth, and elegant leather is Creed's Royal English Leather. Zero powder. Just amber and leathery goodness. Class in a bottle.
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    Re: Good perfumes with strong green notes?

    Creed's Green Valley
  33. Re: Masculine Fragrance with Leather, Tobacco & Musk

    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie

    Also, if you want more tobacco and less musk

    Montale Taj
  34. Re: Problems with longevity - montale, czech & speake, amouage

    If your skin is drinking the Montale and C&S, then you might want to consider finding a discrete spot on your clothing to spray them. Beware of staining.

    You might also want to try Red Aoud. ...
  35. Re: this has been bugging me since this afternoon!!! Is that too much?

    Some people are very sensitive to scents. Some people have poor interpersonal skills. Some are just cantankerous by nature. Others are insane. The first two, for sure, seem to apply to this...
  36. Re: Is it comparable to compare Egoiste Cologne Concentree to YSL M7 Vintage to the new YSL M7?

    No, it is not comparable. Whereas M7 vintage smells better than the reformulated M7, Egoiste Concentree smells much RICHER and deeper than Egoiste. It is dense and has a pronounced rosewood. The...
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    Re: Montale Dark Aoud

    Less rose and more astringent Aoud? TAJ fits the bill nicely. It is Aoud, tobacco, and leather. Very astringent and lasts for the whole day.
  38. Re: recommend me some 80's powerhouse outdated fragrances

    You might want to try Sung Homme. It came out in 1988. Is dirt cheap, loud as hell, lasts forever, and smells remarkably good. Think Irish Spring soap and wood.
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    Re: Fahrenheit smells feminine

    I get neither a watermelon note nor a feminine vibe from Fahrenheit. For me, it is honeysuckle, gasoline, and violets.
  40. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Sport + La Nuit de L'Homme for first colognes?

    They are a good place to start.
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    Re: Lemony Scent Colonge Needed !!!!!!!

    Lemon and vanilla cream = Habit Rouge. Smells like a lemon cream pie.
  42. Re: Please compare Aoud Damascus, Aoud Queen Roses, Aoud Rose Petals and Attar

    Dreamer, if you want an absolutely beautiful rose/aoud/patchouli scent that is not to strong on the aoud, and has a breathtaking rose note, then I would like to recommend Czech & Speake's "Dark Rose."
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    Re: Violet leaf fragrances?

    Creed Green Valley
    Dior Original Fahrenheit
    Beene Grey Flannel
    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    These are all very nice violet-based scents
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    Re: A*Men or Pure Malt

    I like them both. Pure Malt has a better opening, but Angel Men has a longer dry down and better projection. If you had to get only one, I'd go for Pure Malt.
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    Re: Fragrance memories from childhood

    Dad - Acqua Velva and Pino Silvestre
    Mom - Jean Nate
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    Re: Powerhouse question

    If you are looking for something a little "greener", you could try Alfred Sung Pour Homme. The opening smells a bit like Irish Spring soap and the dry down is very woody. The projection and dry...
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    Re: Something super citrusy?

    My favorite Citrus smell is Selection Verte. It has a glorious opening, but lasts only 2 hours on my skin. I just carry an atomizer around with me. The mint in it yields a nice cooling effect when...
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    Re: What do you wear in this 100 degree heat

    My favorite for the daytime in the summer is Creed's Original Vetiver. It smells crisp and clean.
  49. Re: Looking for 2nd tier Creed: Erolfa, Green Valley, Royal Water, Original Vetiver?

    Original Vetiver and Green Valley. Both are excellent.
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    Re: Creed Millesime Aventus worth a blind buy?

    I agree with the others, do not blind buy this one. It will be an expensive mistake if you don't like it.
  51. Re: The Basenotes Fragrance Championship: FINAL ROUND

    Egoiste
  52. Re: If you could pick just one Creed scent for Spring/Summer and just one for Fall/Winter....

    Summer: Green Valley
    Winter: Bois du Portugal
  53. Re: Which of these projection "monsters" should I get?

    Winter, I didn't include TdH, because on my skin it is nowhere in the league of Joop! Homme or Fleur du Male in terms of projection. Great fragrance though. Enjoy your new purchases. You have made...
  54. Re: Creed vetiver 1948 smells like selection verte?!?!?!?!?

    These two are not even close to one another. Something isn't right.
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    Re: Which scents brings you good 80's memories?

    In my college apartment we wore:

    Polo
    Drakkar Noir
    Lagerfeld
    Paco Rabbane

    But, of these, Polo rocked the hardest.
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    Re: Lilac-based fragrance

    Thanks folks. Your advice is much appreciated.
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    Lilac-based fragrance

    I was speaking to my sister this weekend, who doesn't really wear perfumes, but would like to find one that suits her. She is interested in a fragrance that is predominantly Lilac. It would be...
  58. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by bejahu
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    Re: Fragrancenet? Other?

    In my experience, FragranceNet ships in one day and the packages arrive in three to four days. Every bottle that I've purchased has been authentic and of high quality.
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    Re: What do you think of Fleur du Male??

    A synthetic orange blossom and powder nightmare that lasts for days and will induce headaches if over applied. Not for me at all.
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    Re: Looking for Violet leaf frags

    My two favorite Violet Leaf fragrances are:

    Creed Green Valley
    Dior Fahrenheit (early formulations)
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    Re: What to wear at a bar/club (to meet women)?

    For me, the ultimate clubbing scent is Joop! Homme. It gets a lot of hate here, but it smells good, lasts forever, and will get you noticed. Two sprays are more than enough even for a smokey club.
  62. Re: Photos of Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluide (the notes are quit interesting)

    Kingdom Rocks! I'd be stoked if this Lady Gaga fragrance smells like that. :P

    I never understood why Kingdom wasn't marketed to men as well as women. It is very unisex. The cumin can be a...
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    Re: Most Underrated/ Overrated Creed Fragrances

    Overrated: Aventus, Himalaya, Green Irish Tweed

    Underrated Men: Green Valley, Royal English Leather, Royal Scottish Lavender
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    Re: which oud scents are more easy to wear?

    Dark Rose from Czech & Speake is a beautiful rose based scent with a very wearable oud note.
  65. Re: Giving Guerlain's L'Instant, the original, a second chance.................still disappointed:(

    For me, it is too much baby powder. I can't get on with this scent at all.
  66. Re: Which of these projection "monsters" should I get?

    The projection fiends are, in roughly this order:

    Joop! Homme
    Fleur de Male
    Montale Black Aoud
    Opium EDP, not the EDT.
    Montale Taj
    Le Male
  67. Re: Royal Oud reminds me of a less synthetic version of London

    I'm with hednic on this one. I don't see any connection at all.
  68. Re: Encre Noire better than Vetiver Extraordinaire by Frederic Malle? 2 Questions..

    I agree with drseid. If you don't like dry vetivers, then chances are that you will not like Encre Noire. Why not get a sample of it?
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    Re: Royal Oud in the summer?

    I isn't my top pick for when it is hot and humid, but it works well in the summer.
  70. Re: Fragrances In The Extreme Hot and Humid Climate

    My favorite hot, humid weather scent is Creed's Selection Verte. The combination of fresh citrus and mint is cooling and refreshing. Not the best longevity, so be sure to bring a long a small...
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    Re: Good and cheap Summertime scent

    Definitely try Ironman by Avon. It is MUCH better than the $6 price on ebay.
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    Re: Opium pour homme EDP vs EDT

    The EDT is OK, but the EDP is one of the finest spicy orientals on the market. Black currant, Star Anise, and vanilla. It is a silage monster and lasts for 12-15 hours on my skin, and over a day on...
  73. Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    Bleu de Chanel
    Terre d'Hermes

    Both very flexible, reliable, and less than $100
  74. Re: Perfume Allergy to strong scents-need advice and suggestions for a suitable men's perfume

    Please go to an allergist to nail down the allergen that is responsible. My friend has perfume allergies too but his is caused by florals so he uses only citrus-based scents like Royall Lymme.
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    Re: Carnal. Sensual. Naughty...

    Alexander McQueen's Kindgom - a cumin bomb! Smells like sweat.. so good.
    Serge Luten's Musc Koublai Khan - give this one ten or fifteen minutes before you give up on it. Opening is urinous. ...
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    Montale Black Aoud
    Creed Windsor
    C&S No.88
    C&S Dark Rose
    Chanel Egoiste Concentree

    Are all excellent rose-based scents
  77. Poll: Re: Creed Aventus or Millesime Imperial or Silver Mountain Water or Green Irish Tweed

    Green Irish Tweed and Millesime Imperial are the only two that I like. A lot of folks like Aventus, but that pineapple notes doesn't work for me at all. SMW is very nice, but I believe that GIT and...
  78. Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    My favorite tobacco note is Montale's TAJ.
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    Re: Best fragrance for the gym and just after

    For an excellent clean scent try Creed's Original Vetiver.
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    Re: Another Newbie......but 70 years old

    Welcome. I suggest Guerlain's Habit Rouge, Heritage, or Vetiver. The first two are very sophisticated and elegant, and the third is an excellent all-around scent.
  81. Re: Is Joop Nightflight/Jump to use on night and Coolwater to use on day?

    Both Cool Water and Nightflight are perfectly fine for either daytime or nighttime wear.
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    Re: Blind buy Windsor?

    Please sample it before you buy it. I had a flacon of the 2010 batch, and although I really enjoyed it at the Creed Boutique, I was far less enamored of it once I got it home and started wearing it...
  83. Re: My First Montale And Its Going Onto My Must Buy List

    Yes, Taj is discontinued, unfortunately. You might want to place an advertisement in the fragrance wanted section. Perhaps someone on this board would be willing to sell their bottle to you, or...
  84. Re: My First Montale And Its Going Onto My Must Buy List

    Flouris and Jack,

    Flouris, Taj definitely does not equal Royal Aoud. Other than the Aoud blast at the beginning, they are not even close. Taj smells of crushed tobacco leaves and is dark and...
  85. Thread: Sweet montale

    by bejahu
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    Re: Sweet montale

    If you want sweet and long lasting, then I recommend these three.

    Blue Amber - Amber and Powder
    Sweet Oriental Dream - Almonds and Amber
    Red Aoud - Saffron and Chocolate

    My favorite of the...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather or Oud Cuir D'Arabie

    There is a lot of disagreement over this. Both are at least very good, but - for me - only one is great: Our Cuir D'Arabie. It needs to settle down for about 15-20 minutes, but once it does the...
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    Re: Need to buy Terre D' Hermes

    TdH works very well in the summer. If you like the scent, then would not hesitate to purchase it.
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    Re: Non-citrus and non-aquatic summer fragnance?

    Non-citrus and non-aquatic summer fragrance?

    It is discontinued, but Boss Sport is a fantastic summer fragrance.
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    Re: Hmmm...bought Joop Homme

    Joop! Homme is my favorite clubbing perfume. I wore it when it first came out, and I still enjoy it. It has monsterous silage and excellent longevity. Be careful, as you will develop olfactory...
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    Poll: Re: Frapin 1270 vs Pure Malt

    The both smell great, however...

    If you want to smell great for thirty minutes to an hour: 1270

    If you want to smell great for 6-8 hours: Pure Malt
  91. Poll: Re: Pure Havane vs Jaipur Homme vs. Original Santal

    The only one of these three that I recommend is Jaipur PH. I am one of the few people that strongly dislikes Pure Havana. Have tried it several times, and every time it smells awful on me. If you...
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    Re: Hello from Vancouver

    Welcome. Xqizit, has it right. I've spent a fortune since joining basenotes. Have had a blast doing it too. :)
  93. Thread: Perfume Moods

    by bejahu
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    Re: Perfume Moods

    Does mood influence my choice of fragrance? Absolutely yes.
  94. Re: Wearing winter/fall fragrances during warmer months..

    JH just gave some excellent advice. Don't worry about seasonal stereotypes. Wear what you want, just use discretion if you are concerned that your powerful silage will irritate others.
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    Re: Introduction Thread - GM

    Welcome. There is a ton of information to be enjoyed here. You are likely even to make a friend or two.
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    Re: Are these good deals???

    Envy is less than half of what it goes for on ebay. I just sold a 50ml bottle for close to $100.
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    Re: No. 88 / Cuba are disgusting.

    I am wearing C&S No.88 right now, and at first it exudes this wonderful soapy bergamot and rose opening. I'm about four hours into the scent and it is all rose, frangipani, vetiver and sandalwood. ...
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    Re: Fresh thoughts on Creed Spice and Wood

    I found it to be very disappointing given the price point. It is a decent enough scent, but has exceptionally anemic projection and unacceptably poor longevity: two hours max.
  99. Thread: I'm thinking...

    by bejahu
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    Re: I'm thinking...

    Very clean, refined, and smokey vetiver. It isn't for me, but I can easily understand why others would adore it. Congrats.
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    Re: Looking for a bold summer fragrance.

    Bold and summer - Hugo Boss Sport

    It is very hard to find these days (check ebay), but it is a very atypical sport scent. It is bold, very green, oak mossy, and great for the summer (and the rest...
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