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  1. Re: Diptyque Eau Duelle edt vs. edp, TF Metallique

    Never tried the TF, or even heard of it until now.

    I have Eau Duelle EDT, and I don't think I have smelled the EDP, or if I had, I found it too similar to the EDT to even compare and contrast....
  2. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    There's a few small time ones that influence my buying. But the majority now are just basically salesmen/women.

    However, I still stay sub'd to all the ones I like - to stay in the loop with...
  3. Re: Similar to Spicebpmb Extreme but better?

    LOL @ Egoiste being similar to Spicebomb Extreme..
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    Re: Tell me about Loccitane - Eau Des Baux

    I love it, I have over 3 bottles still. I live in Florida, it's always hot and humid here, and I wear it, even on super hot days. Just be careful how much and wear you spray. You can wear anything in...
  5. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    I'm guessing so, and whatever they get must be good, because even honest reviewers are lying - or at least stretching the truth, like on that latest one in the red bottle that everyone said was a...
  6. Re: On the cheap side ultra masculine fragrances that still smell excellent?

    Dunno what cheap means to you.. cause on here, cheap means $100 to many.

    If say, unanimously economical, I would give you these:

    Azzaro pH
    Drakkar Noir
    Anything from Aramis (except the...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Yesterday while working at the hospital a nurse who knows me, got close to me and said "omg you smell amazing, what are you wearing today" I said Fahrenheit Parfum. She said she has heard of...
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Speaking of this topic, has anyone tried this one? I stumbled upon it yesterday while on Amazon.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCH9MPU/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=AIBS0PEXG6EFE&psc=1
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Another line worth diving into is Bottega Veneta, notably the original for men, and some of the flankers. The original has horrible longevity but smells awesome. The Extreme version is less green,...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    I still haven't tried Enchanted Forest, but I think it might be up there with Norne in terms of Holy Grail forest frags.

    This topic really needs Ody, leader of the Coneheads BN group, and king of...
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    Re: Something like Gravity, but..

    I have a bottle of vintage Navy for men, small splash on. I do agree they are similar, ironically, same dark blue theme as Gravity and Mesmerize, and all 3 smell similar. Navy is nostalgic for me...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    I haven't tried it on clothes yet, but maybe, I'll try it in the future and update this thread. It's a weird scent, I kinda like it and kinda hate it too. The vetiver note in it is a mix between...
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    Something like Gravity, but..

    With a better dry down? I love the opening of Graivty, the smell is nostalgic to me, even the current stuff, the top notes smell the same as I could remember from 1995, but this dry down is just...
  14. Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    I was gonna make the topic "what's the most frags you've worn in one day?" but I found this instead.

    The past 24 hours or less have been monumental for me in my fragrance wearing. I wore Roadster,...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    This smells completely different in the air than on skin, like wow. Smells like a fantastic smokey vetiver in the air, but on skin, it smells like a cheap citrus with some green undertones. Might try...
  16. Re: Let’s talk Davidoff Zino it’s been awhile.

    Smells like a garbage full of rotten food to me. Always has and always will.
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    Re: invictus VS invictus intense

    I get better performance with the original actually. Intense smells better to me, but it's also a lot different. The newest one from this year Invictus Legend smells more like Intense to me, and...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    Np @ Zealot.

    Has anyone else tried this recently and not get much vetiver from it?

    It kind of smells like it will have vetiver on the initial sprays, like it has this certain greenness, but...
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    Re: Fragrances with Baileys Smell

    Rochas Man
    Dua Cafe Oud
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    I'm wearing this today, and it's not bad. Actually it's my 2nd fragrance I'm wearing today. Here is my first impression. At first, heavy strong blast of alcohol, takes more than a few seconds to die...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Fou d'Absinthe
    Polo
    Esencia
    Itasca
    Norne
    Spark Seduction
    Porsche Design
    Mousse Illuminee

    Honorable mentions:
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    Just ordered a bottle $7 on Amazon. Should be here Fri, I'll give my thoughts.

    For me, anything with vetiver in the name is worth the 7 buck gamble. Worst case, I'll give it away or use it in the...
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    Re: I miss Grey Flannel!!

    Lol, I bought a bottle of this (2 oz size) from Publisher's Clearing House catalog years ago, they always sell this, and a couple other older frags like Wings, and Eternity I think. Anyways, it's...
  24. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I'm guessing you haven't tried out some more modern stuff. Notably in the niche market. Lubin Itasca is a good example of modernized old school, as is Floris 1962, and Tom Ford Anthracite, Memoir...
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    Re: Your favorite Armaf's?

    Ah, I already have fierce and hardly wear it as is.



    This sounds delicious. Is it floral in any way, and if so, would you say it smells feminine at this point?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I really would love to see more opinions on this frag, as they are interesting to read. it seems like the majority of veteran BN'ers have about the same opinion. It would be interesting to see if the...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I hope this doesn't turn into a "Is my GIT fake?" thread.
    @diocles, just look at videos on Youtube of comparisons between real and fake - if you're not convinced and need visual satisfaction. For...
  28. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Absolutely, I agree.

    I saw Gentscents saying how much he loves Drakkar Noir. He plans on reviewing it soon. I read the comments and it got a bunch of people asking questions about it. It stirred...
  29. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    One could say the same about Dior Sauvage, if this were 1979 and everyone was wearing Polo. Times change, and so do trends. I never thought fanny-packs would come back, and now, I wear them...
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    Your favorite Armaf's?

    I'm interested in trying more from this brand. I currently only own Club de Nuit Intense for men, I had the women's version but then I got the real Noir de Noir, which is world's better. I've...
  31. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Have you smelled/tried Lubin Itasca? It's one of my favorites ever, it's damn good. It seems like it would be something you would like based on your previous acquisitions.
  32. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    I recommend checking out Kanon Norwegian Wood. it's a nice sandalwood dominant fragrance, with a vanilla dry down. It's really good for the low low price.
  33. Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I noticed more and more people, posting, talking about, and also just in general, smelling them in public. Stuff like Drakkar, Polo, the old Halston's, Azzaro pH, Santos, Pasha, Paco Rabnne, and...
  34. Re: 70s/80s fragrances that AREN'T: powdery, cinnamon, etc

    If you like Bowling Green, I'd consider Boucheron pH EDP. The verbena note in the opening is to die for! It's as good as GIT's. It settles down nicely, and nothing powdery, or sweet.

    Some others...
  35. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Likewise. I don't wanna be know as "the cologne guy". Although, when I was younger, I wanted the loudest fragrances I could find to get noticed. Now, I'm just more interested in quality. Projection...
  36. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    I dunno about tiny samples, but Ebay has a lot of reputable sellers that sell hard to find stuff.. not just niche but discontinued and vintage designer samples. I know you're not keen on designer...
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    Re: *NEW* Prada Luna Rossa Black (2018)

    Ya Prada has some killer men's frags. a lot of the good stuff got discontinued though.

    Well.. I haven't really made up my mind on this one. The smell is excellent, but I am still contemplating if...
  38. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    I know.. and I think they are both REAL edp's too. I thought about that as I was writing that reply too, lol. But ya, you take a fragrance like Boucheron pH EDP even today's formulation and it's...
  39. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Personally I disliked Third Man and got rid of it, but I love Havana. Third Man is very reminiscent of school Italian style "colognes" with an added massive clove note. I found the blend to be a bit...
  40. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Conclusion: no brand can be trusted. Except Manuel, I trust him. If you guys have ever tried Mousse Illuminee, this is an EDT that actually performs like an old school EDT. My guess would be from the...
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    Re: Azzaro apology

    I wonder if Apology will be an EDP or EDT, but if it's either, we won't really know since they will be lying to us anyways.
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    What I would do, is just use it for a bathroom spray. You should see my collection of fragrances in the bathroom now. I'm sure guests think I wear them, until they see my actual collection in my...
  43. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Do you feel better now that you vented by insulting me, implying I lack commonsense. I really don't care what you think lol.

    Now that I've ignored toxic BN'er of yesteryear. Hopefully the topic...
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    Do you have proof of this claim?

    I don't think you've smelled every fragrance that's 10+ years old now, and 10 years ago to make this assumption.
  45. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Reading is key..

    I never said anything about being unfamiliar with fragrance concentrations and how they perform. I said the companies are lying to us.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Inconsistency doesn't mean natural ingredients as much as it does sourcing the same ingredients. There are TONS of fragrance oils made with synthetics that are very limited in production.
  47. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    I think everyone knows this lol.
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    Re: *NEW* Prada Luna Rossa Black (2018)

    I've only tried Carbon and Extreme, and Black is nothing like either of them. The only commonality it has with Extreme is they are both sweet. Carbon is not even remotely close to the 2.
  49. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    So not much of a bargain then.

    I am still on my 1.7 oz bottle and have a 3.3 oz back up, but wouldn't mind getting another.

    The Artisan Pure, seems like a better deal than online though.
  50. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Pardon looks really good too. I would love to hear your thoughts on in, since our opinions seem very similar quite often. It's always good to find a few people on here with the same taste as you, to...
  51. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Nasamatto Baraonda is really good if you haven't tried it already. It's the only one from the house I own. i think they have some other decent one's but this is the best imho. If you like whiskey,...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    LOL, kinda off topic, but found this funny, especially the end.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbKxFqkwVHI

    I have nothing against Jeremy, and am not making fun of him. Just saw this posted...
  53. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Just curious, how much is Ideal Cologne and Artisan Pure going for in these stores? I haven't been able to check them out in a while do to an injury, I have to stay off my feet. Also is the Ideal...
  54. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    From Lellabelle's, not much really interests me.. but I have been curious to try Acqua Viva. i heard it's one of the best lemon frags around. I've never bothered to look into it because of the high...
  55. Re: Kenneth Cole Black - Ladies reactions

    Smells so cheap to me.. it had potential to be a great fragrance, but it smells so synthetic that it actually winds up smelling like onions on me.. weird.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    There's probably about 50-60 sprays left. It disperses a lot on each spray. Since it's so strong too, I could do sprays per wearing usually.
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    Re: *NEW* Prada Luna Rossa Black (2018)

    No, do you?
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    Re: *NEW* Prada Luna Rossa Black (2018)

    Also smelled Pulse of the Night, but saw no similarities.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Different strokes..
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    Poll: Re: Last poll, down to three

    Noir Extreme would be my pick.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Makes sense. As the case with other frags too, not just Creed. I just don't wanna wait a couple years to wear it. My 2011, I have approx 10% left, and if I keep wearing GIT at the rate I am, it won't...
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    I look at this house as a niche brand that creates copies of already mass produced famous designer frags, perhaps better quality though. They have a few originals of their own, but for the most part,...
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    Re: *NEW* Prada Luna Rossa Black (2018)

    I just tried this today, and wow, mind blown. Fantastic fragrance! Not many modern designers are made like this anymore. This smells very close to MiP EDP, it's a bit more creamy, it's also pretty...
  64. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Yes it does. It bothers me to be lead on and deceived.
  65. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    To answer your question, synthetics are often in crystal or rock form, and that's how they are purchased. They have to be broken down and then mixed in.. they do not start off as oils, unless a...
  66. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Why would I be offended?

    No it doesn't say anything about performance, but wouldn't you like to know what you're getting so you can know what to expect? i mean, a lot of us don't go into stores to...
  67. Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense vs Peruvian Amberette

    Never tried the latter, but Amber pH Intense is one of the best designer frags I've ever smelled. Glad to own a bottle, but prices have crept up in recent years which suggest it being discontinued.
  68. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Lol, I think everyone on here knows this by now. That's not what's in question. The question was if people knew they are being lied to. It seems everyone on this forum knows their EDP's are not...
  69. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    So then technically, you guys who pay 300-400+ for 70 ml of Baccarat Rouge 540 extrait (just an example of many).. may really be getting an EDT. Because for one, if extraits are supposed to be so...
  70. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Exactly.. that's why reading the alcohol % is pointless, because that doesn't tell you the fragrance oil %.
  71. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    I know through experience with fragrance making that higher amounts of fragrance oils doesn't effect performance as much as smell. It's the aroma chemicals that really effect performance, with the...
  72. Re: Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    Interesting. Kind of fraudulent really.

    Heh.. I wonder which companies actually sell what they say they're selling? So I guess most of these EDP's and Parfum's at least in the designer fragrance...
  73. Fragrance Industry Secret Revealed.. is it true?

    According to Jeremy Fragrance, and his latest video (link below with time starting where he says this).. he claims that fragrance companies can market their product as a parfum or EDP even if it has...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Interesting.

    Is there a topic with GIT batch codes and a break down of how they smell/perform?
  75. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Btw, on the Aventus clones topic. Cedrat Boise is a really good one. Buysblind turned me on to this one, and it's very good. It's a perfectly balanced Aventus smell with pretty solid performance....
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    Re: Joop Nightflight is gone forever

    No big loss for me.. never really cared for this one. Btw, this is was announced as discontinued a couple years ago already, along with the one in the green bottle, not sure if it's Go or Jump. I...
  77. Re: You have 20 shots at this, don't **** it up!

    Some good niche ones for the Summer that I wear:

    Heeley Sel Marin
    Bond Bleeker St
    Heeley Menthe Fraiche
    GIT
    A Lab on Fire: Almost Transparent Blue
    Mancera Cedrat Boise
    Oliver & Co Ambergreen
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    My batch I bought from Amazon is E3217Q01, it's horrible. Fortunately Amazon gave me a credit and told me to keep the fragrance.. so that was nice.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Thanks for your opinion, but it doesn't help me. I think anyone who has been on this site for more than a year has learned about Creed's inconsistency, it has nothing to do with dates. Anyways...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Aventus always gets talked about for being so inconsistent, but let me address the elephant in the room. GIT is way worse imo!

    I have a batch from 2011, it's freakin amazing, it lasts so long,...
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    Joseph Abboud original (low fill bottles mostly) is worth a gander. It's a REAL spicy fragrance, it's very close to Cuba Red, with much better performance. Its been discontinued a while now, and...
  82. Re: Does the band Train have a problem with cologne?

    Meet Virginia Cedar wasn't bad either.
  83. Re: Does the band Train have a problem with cologne?

    Train's gonna upset many BN'ers.
  84. Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Just wanna say, you all may find out in due time the details of Dan's death. It's not for me to say, it's up to Dan's family. So please just be respectful of that, and patient.
  85. Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Well, she told me.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Work = stress= noticeable aging.

    You can't deny Jeremy has been busting his ass to make his brand as popular and relevant as possible, he does put in a lot of work. If he really gets too insecure...
  87. Re: Kenneth Cole Black - Hidden gem but concerned about performance.

    I encourage you guys check out Black Bold.. it's kind of like Black mixed with Dunhill Pure. It has like this uncommon floral note, with a watery vibe about it, it's really good though. It also has...
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    Re: The definitive aromatic fougère thread

    I don't think GIT is a traditional fougere. It also stands out from all the others on the list.

    I always thought a fougere has to be a little sweet, a little floral, and a little earthy or dirty...
  89. Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    I dunno why Buysblind got banned, I follow most of his content on here, and found nothing he said to be ban worthy. He had a small debacle with City who likes to antagonize people (which was really...
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    Re: Which La Nuit De L’Homme?

    EDT is the best, in any formulation. The difference from reformulation is not as drastic as some make it out to be.
  91. Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    You can ask his wife, or ask others. Also, there is something called sudden death, that just happens for no reason. I know somebody in perfectly good shape, a swimmer, ran every day. Was walking out...
  92. Re: Kenneth Cole Black - Hidden gem but concerned about performance.

    I hate Black, but I love Black Bold, it's much better in every way possible. It's a real gem, I recommend checking it out, in fact, thanks, it's now gonna be my SOTD.
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    Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    Haven't found any leather note similar tbh. Knize 10 is animallic yet also very smooth and oily, I think the leather in vintage Nicole Miller might match up, even current version of the very cheap...
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    Re: The 1-Month Challenge?

    I agree, both short and long term. I have so much more energy.
  95. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    Have yet to try any from the brand. Seems like all hype.
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    Re: My huge haul!

    I don't even know what to make of this topic anymore. People cursing, people apparently with fragrance hauls that were flown in by private jets. Then we have Columbo over here doing some deep...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Cute collection ;)
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    Re: My huge haul!

    Tacky, tacky, tacky.
  99. Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Creed themselves sent him most of those samples. He was having a hard time finding one of them, and they had a conversation about 1 sample, they decided to send him about 10 if he agreed to review...
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    Re: The 1-Month Challenge?

    Pass.. what's the point? Self control? I'm already doing that by not eating fast food. I don't need to limit my fragrances.
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