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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Sunessence

    I had the opportunity to sample it on my skin today at Nordstrom's and am undecided whether it wearable in the heat of a Texas summer when temperatures are 90 F and above (32 C and above) with...
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    Re: Eligant Sophisticated Gentleman

    Eau Sauvage
    Chanel pour monsieur
    Tiffany for Men
    Brooks Brothers for Men
    Rive Gauche
    To name a few
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2010

    I also immediately purchased Zino Davidoff upon reading that it is now discontinued. There should be a good supply remaining, but the price is so reasonable now I did not hesitate.
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2010

    I like this one from the first spay. Good choice.
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    Thank you for the notice. I placed my order for a...

    Thank you for the notice. I placed my order for a bottle of Zino upon reading it. It is a very fine fragrance and now I will have some for a long time.
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    Re: 80's Powerhouse Male Fragrances

    How about Antaeus? Shouldn't this one be included?
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    Re: Best club disco fragrance

    How about the great power fragrance from the 80s, Antaeus?
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday - 30th January 2010

    Guerlain
    Habit Rouge

    Fantastic scent.
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    Re: Love At First Smell?

    The two that first come to mind are ADP Colonia and Caron 3rd Man.
  10. Thread: Yatagan

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    Re: Yatagan

    Agreed, but to me it is a powerhouse with a very unique scent. I understand why some do not take to it, I am just one of those who do not.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Very well done, both the manner of display and the fragrances. No envy, but appreciation.
  12. Re: Aramis committing fragrance Blasphemy: Aramis Cool Blend New Fragrance

    Agreed. I am thrilled by the re-issued Havana. Now I need to try some of the other re-issues starting with JHL.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 8 January 2010

    First wearing of Aramis Havana.
  14. Re: Looking for: Marzipan drenched in vanilla, ambre and incense fragrance.

    I love the smell of marzipan, but do you really want to smell like it?
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    Re: Shalimar parfum: too feminine? Not at all!

    I have to agree that it is easily identifiable by many as a feminine fragrance. I have not arrived at the point where I am ready to start testing the classic female oriented fragrance, but hopefully...
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    As am I. It is praised as a fine vetiver, which it is, and nothing more. As a consequence, I do not find it overrated.
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    Re: Are you drawn towards Vintage scents...

    That is also my approach with the caveat that I do not blindly buy fragrances that some call classics. I am not interested in spending a substantial amount of time and money on a vintage consumable...
  18. Re: L'OCCITANE - Just discovered this company - Opinions please!

    I completely agree regarding Eau de L'Occitan. I sampled it twice and finely got a bottle yesterday and am wearing it today. It is a beautiful scent with subtle lavender and a fine mix of pepper....
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    Re: Hater of Gentlemen

    Thank you so much for the information.
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    Re: Hater of Gentlemen

    How can one tell the difference between the original and reformulation? Are the bottles different and if so, what does the original's bottle look like?

    As always, thanks to all for the great help.
  21. Re: L'OCCITANE - Just discovered this company - Opinions please!

    Thank you. I found this one, but thought the recommendations were for an EDT and is spelled Cedre and Cedar. I will see if my local L'Occitane store has a bottle and will sample in the near future.
  22. Re: L'OCCITANE - Just discovered this company - Opinions please!

    I just finished visiting L'Occitane's website and I feel like an idiot but I could not find Cedre. If it is not too much trouble, could someone post the link to this fragrance? Thanks.
  23. Re: S o t D, Friday - 25th December 2009 - Merry X'Mas !!!

    B Men

    And Merry Christmas everyone who is part of this fantastic community of fragrance appreciators.
  24. Re: L'OCCITANE - Just discovered this company - Opinions please!

    I noticed that L'Occitane raised its price in the US by, I think $6.00, for its 100ml EDTs. Still a good value and I have a bottle of L'Occitan EDT being shipped to me probably this Sat. It is a very...
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    Re: Buying more frag's for yourself around xmas?

    Not really. Gift sets do not appeal to me because I only have interest in the fragrance and I buy for others this time of year. I did make an exception this year as I bought for myself the 30ml...
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    Are there two versions of Aramis 900?

    Is one called Aramis 900 Herbal and the other simply Aramis 900? If so, what are the differences and if not, why two different names and bottles?
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 20 December 2009

    Good idea. This scent is to be had in US for a song and is very nice, but certainly pushed no boundaries.
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    Several have recommended Aramis 900. Are there two versions, one called Aramis 900 Herbal and the other simply Aramis 900? I mention this as certain online vendors have two such bottles for sale. If...
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    I had the opportunity to lightly spray my wrist and neck with Polo Modern Reserve yesterday. I think it is more subtle and floral and less green smelling than the Polo. I could detect nothing...
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    I am looking to expand from what I favor so far in my exploration of male fragrances. My favorites are often changing, but as of now I really appreciate the following:

    Antaeus
    Chanel Pour...
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    I noticed that you rated this fragrance as 3 stars. Is there a particular problem you have with it and if so what? Thanks.
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    Re: Seeking the best green scent ...

    As always, you guys are the best. Even after only half a day of being posted, your responses will provide me with weeks of pleasure seeking samples and store testers of the recommended fragrances.
  33. Thread: Best Spices

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    Re: Best Spices

    I am a big proponent of Carlos Santana for Men. How can you beat the price in conjunction with its fine spice scent?
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    Seeking the best green scent ...

    with no vanilla or sweetness and no trace of powder during any phase of its development. Also, should have decent to good longevity.

    As always, I appreciate the advise.
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    Re: The Third Man-Caron

    I would not purchase it blind, unless the above descriptions lead you to believe you will appreciate wearing this scent. To me, it smells fantastic on and my wife really likes it on me, which is a...
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    I could not care less about the sexual orientation of members of this forum. I am just grateful that there are so many knowledgeable world wide members who take the time to share their thoughts about...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

    Chanel Pour Monsieur for day time and Carlos Santana for Men this evening. These couldn't be more different but I cherish both.
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    Re: Best "manly" male frag for penny pincher?

    Agreed, I love wearing it, but it is not a manly scent in the vein of Yatagan or Polo. lt is more like a gourmand.
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    Re: A* Men Pure Coffee

    Bond's fragrances are quite pricey, so I can relate to why some, including me, would prefer a less costly coffee scented fragrance.

    I looked at Mugler's site this morning and Pure Coffee is not...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme, I'm not impressed

    Well said, this is a very fine fragrance, well suited for office wear. Since I am old enough to have grown up going to a barber who wet shaved my grandfather with a straight razor and would cut my...
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    Re: What's your favourite 80's powerhouse scent?

    I am very grateful to members of this forum for bringing to my attention two particular fragrances, Antaeus and The Third Man. I get great pleasure from wearing both.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    Thanks for the education gents. My next question is how do you apply the fragrance in the absence of an atomizer? I have never dabbed a fragrance and to splash it on seems quiet wasteful from my...
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    Re: What the dickens is cardamom co2?

    Thanks everyone for the education.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby - Les Parisiennes Derby

    Please educate me about the differences between the Derby at the NM trunk sale and the Derby EDT one finds for sale on ebay for no less than $299.00 and upwards to $399.00 for the 100ml spray bottle...
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    Re: Incense fragances recomendations must try

    Fantastic scent and value, but the best value of all may be Gucci Pour Homme I.
  46. Re: How Much Money Is Your Fragrance Collection Worth

    I am not ready to do this calculation. The best moves I have made so far are to buy used bottles when available and to stick with non-niche scents as there are so many to sample before I even think...
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    Re: My new love - Parfums de Nicolai

    I am impressed by the positive opinions Nicolai's scents elicit from BNs and am going to go forward with obtaining samples of several.
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    What the dickens is cardamom co2?

    My question arises from doing a comparison of Polo and Polo Modern Reserve, a spray on each wrist by a SA at Macy's. I used to wear Polo when it first came out and have not smelled it in years. Maybe...
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    Re: Pass A Quick Judgment!

    Issey Miyake
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 4 December, 2009

    Caron The Third Man
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 02 December 2009

    It actually snowed this morning in McKinney, Texas. So I went for the powerhouse which goes by the name Chanel Antaeus. I am repulsed and deeply appreciative of it at the same time. I am addicted to...
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 30th November, 2009

    L'Instant de Guerlain EDT


    This has much greater longevity on me than I thought was possible before application. And the scent is very nice to boot.
  53. Re: Anyone have some Antaeus to spare or Kouros sample?

    Our fellow BNer, Mudassir, offers samples and decants of 2,4 and 10ml sizes in labeled glass atomizers at very reasonable prices. His service is fantastic. I recommend him highly. His website is...
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    Re: Los Angeles Times new articles on fragrance

    Good read. Has anyone tried Queen by Queen Latifah? Its description in the article about celebrity fragrances leads me to believe that it may work as a unisex scent.
  55. Re: Want a woody/spicy fragrance for everyday office wear...

    I am glad to see Hermes Rocabar mentioned as it is one of my favorite scents and I believe highly underrated or appreciated, whichever the case may be.
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    Re: Post your Top 5 Winter Fragrances

    Caron Yatagan

    Opium Pour Homme

    Etro Shaal Nur

    Michael Kors for Men

    Gucci Pour Homme I
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    Re: SotD -- Thursday, November 26, 2009

    At first I was not going to wear a fragrance today, but the weather is so clear and crisp, I changed my mind and put on one of my favorites;

    Gucci Pour Homme
  58. Thread: Where are you!

    by auee
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    Re: Where are you!

    Cheers, Roberto. It is something to see and made a lasting impression on me. I think I would enjoy wearing Caron 3Homme if visiting it again on a crisp autumn day.
  59. Thread: Signature Scent

    by auee
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    Re: Signature Scent

    For many years I did not wear a fragrance. I thought that as a guy I should only have one or two bottles. I got bored with them and that is why I stopped wearing a fragrance. Now that I know better...
  60. Thread: Where are you!

    by auee
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    Re: Where are you!

    McKinney, Texas, USA, which is located about 36 miles/58 kilometers from Dallas, the nearest large city. It is a suburban town located on rolling prairie land. I very rarely detect a fragrance on...
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    Re: Need a non-sweet flowery fragrance for a father.

    How about Caron 3Homme? It has the scent of flowers covered and to my nose it is not primarily sweet. It is a very good quality juice.


    Top Notes
    * Lavender, Rosemary, Anise, Bergamot...
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    Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    Agreed.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 24 November 09

    Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain.


    I love the scent of this juice. What I am I going to do when the sample I received from a generous BN member runs out? Buy it?? Hopefully, if I can find someone...
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    Re: Today I bought ** November 2009 **

    I recently added to my wardrobe, thanks to fellow members and ebay some fantastic fragrances.

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain EDT
    Caran 3Homme
    Caran Yatagan
    Hermes...
  65. Thread: My First Creed

    by auee
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    Re: My First Creed

    No, I will not be envious of your great day!!! Is anyone convinced? Enjoy and wear them in good health.
  66. Thread: Shaal Nur

    by auee
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    Re: Shaal Nur

    Well said. It is one of the first fragrances I purchased and I did so blind. Got really lucky with this one.
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    Re: S o t D: Monday 16 November 2009

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 15th November, 2009

    Caron Yatagan

    Are you kidding me? I just got a decant and I am stunned by it. Yatagan is a dynamic masculine fragrance and I will have a bottle of it at all times.
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    Re: Are Burberry London and B*Men similar?

    To my nose, they are very distinct fragrances. Kors is not nearly as sweet. It is more woody.
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Saturday 14th November 2009

    Chanel Antaeus

    This is a beautiful powerhouse from a sample provided by a generous BNer. I am really glad I stuck with it as it now one of my favorites.
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    Re: Perfect Everyday Frag

    I also agree with the recommendation of Guerlain Vetiver. I would also check out Hermes Rocabar. It is a good one.
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    Re: My first batch order

    I just went to this site and it is very interesting. What does MUA mean? Is there a feedback section so one can see whether a participant has been honest in the past? Thanks for the help.
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    Re: What is your best inexpensive frag purchase

    It is an eye opener to see how many great fragrances are available for a song through the discounters.

    I am concentrating on those fragrances that are available at moderate prices and those which...
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    Re: Negative Reviews-Should I write more?

    I very much enjoy reading your reviews, but noticed almost immediately that all I came across were positive. Since I do not know you, I had no way of knowing whether you were not being critical, but...
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    Re: Bed Time Fragrances.

    I never knew that there are fragrances designed for spraying on bed linen before sleep. Fantastic. I am going to check out these fragrances asap. Nicely done thread. Thanks.
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    Re: ~SotD Monday 11th November 2009~

    Habit Rouge

    Beautifully comforting and a true classic!
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 8 November 2009

    Dirty English
  78. Thread: Posting photos

    by auee
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    Re: Posting photos

    No, I am simply copying images from web sites onto my hard drive.
  79. Thread: Posting photos

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    Posting photos

    How does one post a photo within the text of a post? I have not been successful so far.
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    Re: Fragrance and Watches

    I have several watches that I use for different occasions, but I would not call myself a collector.
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    Re: Fragrance for Job Interviews

    I agree that you should not wear a fragrance to a job interview unless hot weather and/or perspiration causes you to have an unpleasant body odor. If that is the case, I completely agree that Chanel...
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    Re: MICHAEL KORS (for men) vs. GUCCI POUR HOMME

    These are not either or fragrances. As noted above, they are very different scents. MK is more of a year rounder, but I have worn GPH in warm weather and it worked for me just fine. It does not smell...
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    Re: A dove flies past the window

    As far as I am concerned, you have no reason to apologize; I enjoy reading the symbolic even if not on point to the thing discussed.
  84. Re: If I like to wear Hermes Rocabar, what else will I like to wear?

    Thanks for the recommendations. I recall being interested in Derby, but when I search for it I find that it is available but at an ultra expensive price point. Has it been discontinued?
  85. If I like to wear Hermes Rocabar, what else will I like to wear?

    Ladies and Gentleman,

    I am a big fan of Hermes Rocabar and am looking for recommendations of similar, but obviously not identical, fragrances, which also have good longevity and sillage.
    ...
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    Re: Special Thanks to Guerlain

    I am impressed. I always appreciate knowing which companies offer exemplary customer service as I prefer to give my business to them. I am making a note that Guerlain is such a company. I have its...
  87. Re: You feel that some niche is pricing themselves out of a market?

    As of this date I have not purchased a niche fragrance. Since I am a newbie, I have long list of primarily designer fragrances to sample. This decision was made because of the very high pricing of...
  88. Thread: Fuel for life

    by auee
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    Re: Fuel for life

    Same. It smells too much like chewing gum for me to wear.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 3 Nov 09

    Zegna Colonia



    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/images/B002HLZ7TE/sr=8-1/qid=1257284979/ref=dp_image?ie=UTF8&s=beauty&img=MAIN&qid=1257284979&sr=8-1&color_name=x
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    Re: S o t D: Monday, November 2, 2009

    Could not agree more. A wonderful fragrance, which you have inspired me to wear today.
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    Re: Do you dress the part?

    Yes, I do not wear Dirty English with a suit and tie, but I just wore Tiffany for Men with jeans and a tee shirt.
  92. Re: tip-on-reformulations-or-why-your-favorite-perfume-doesnt-smell-like-it-used-to

    A perfumer is free to reformulate its fragrance whenever it wants. However, I find that the failure to give notice is an unfair practice. The EU should require that whenever a fragrance is...
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    Re: S o t D November 1st 2009

    I know this must have been said before, but the Guerlain bottles posted by Mr. Geurlain are beautiful.
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    Re: Tauer L'air du Desert Marocain - Blind Buy?

    Most fragrances which are highly recommended by members of this forum are of good quality and very thoroughly described. You will have a good idea of what you are getting. This limits the odds one...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition III

    Thanks to all who have posted photos. I enjoy seeing all of them, large and small. I would also like to post here, but I have so little room now that I need to keep my bottles boxed up in a dresser...
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    Re: Looking for a masculine chypre?

    So reapplication it is.. Thanks for the confirmation.
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    I am adding Chanel Pour Homme Edt, and not concentree version. It is not traditionally beautiful, but beautiful nonetheless in the way it emits the classiest and distinguished scent I smelled to date.
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    Re: Looking for a masculine chypre?

    I received the samples of Chanel Pour Monsieur in the post yesterday and was going to wear it tomorrow, but impatience prevailed and I sprayed my elbows and right wrist today about 8 hours ago.
    ...
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    Re: Celeb Scents worth a sniff and a purchase :)

    I also really enjoy Carlos Santana for Men. It is not in my top 3 only because I have been so pleased with so many other fragrances that I do not and cannot rank them. But it is really good smelling...
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    Re: S o t D: Monday, 26 October 2009

    Opium Pour Homme

    It is a cool and rainy here near Dallas, Texas today, and I hoped it was perfect weather for my first wearing of this fragrance. It is and I will be wearing it on a semi-regular...
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