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  1. The Scent of a Woman - a Slate article about pheromones

    http://www.slate.com/id/2301911/pagenum/all

    I posted a link to this in the men's forum, but it's written more from a woman's perspective.
    A few highlights:

    "No scientific study has ever...
  2. Pheromones: Don't believe the hype - a Slate article

    http://www.slate.com/id/2301911/pagenum/all

    A few highlights:

    "No scientific study has ever proven conclusively that mammals have pheromones."

    "The women tended to choose T-shirts from men...
  3. NYTimes article about natural perfumery at home

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/garden/10perfume.html?8dpc

    A nice article about people making scents from their gardens that also explains how to make tinctures. Kind of makes me want to start...
  4. Big Cats Obsess Over Calvin Klein's 'Obsession for Men'

    Great story - there's a good video at the link as well.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704513104575256452390636786.html?mod=WSJ_hp_mostpop_emailed

    Big Cats Obsess Over Calvin...
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    Re: I just want to smell like a man.

    Equal parts gasoline, beer, charcoal, and maple syrup.
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    Re: Fragrance for a supermarket visit

    Pour_Monsieur, I don't think you understand just how important a decision like this is. Apparently you've never had a bagger at a supermarkert say to you, "You're wearing M7 just to go food shopping?...
  7. Re: Are Old Spice and Green Irish Tweed masterpieces

    Aren't they the same fragrance, just in different bottles?
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    Who gives a &%*$ if it's a masterpiece?

    Me no.

    Soon there will be a masterpiece thread for every frag in the directory. This madness needs to end.
  9. Re: The Montale question I have been too embarrassed to ask.

    Actually, the "S" is a typo as well. The real name is Liver Aoud. It's in the same family as Back Aoud and Aoud Shin. You don't want to know the real name of Aoud Velvet.
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    ck IN2U - cheap and weak. At least AMen and M7 tried to do something different. Both this? Why bother - unless you want to cynically make money off of people who buy a fragrance based on an ad in...
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    Re: Fleur du Male is very feminine??

    Yes, but is it a masterpiece?
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    Sticky: Re: cologne that makes women melt?

    Jernizzle, you might want to take a look at the sticky thread at the top of the forum. And, be prepared for some rather sarcastic comments, since many people here feel this is a demeaning/simplistic...
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    Re: Did Pierre Bourdon create Green Irish Tweed?

    I second this!

    I think we've lost sight of the real question, though: Who created Green Frich Tweed? My guess is Louie, that guy who works in the warehouse on the docks.
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    Re: 1st Recollection/Memory of Creed

    Never heard of it until I starting hanging around here.
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    Re: Burr gives Black by Kenneth Cole one star

    My previous girlfriend picked out KC Black for me. Thankfully, both her and the frag are gone.

    In fairness, I agree with Burr that Black is inoffensive. The ex, however...
  16. Re: I still dont know what to wear during the opeing at the art museum.

    It won't matter what you wear - people are there for your art, not your aroma, so wear whatever makes you feel the best or most comfortable.
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    Re: Talking shop: your SA training wish list?

    For me, it's less about their knowledge and more about leaving me alone to smell. When I say, "No, I'm fine - I just want to smell a few things," that is my (perhaps too subtle) way of saying "leave...
  18. Thread: Online Shopping

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    Re: YourNewFragrance.com - good prices but any experiences???

    There are two things that I don't like about it.

    First, the only address is a P.O. box in Wichita, Kansas. The Wichita part I don't mind - it's the P.O. box that bothers me.

    Second, in the...
  19. Re: UGH! I'm almost 30...so what are the best OLD MAN scents?

    30 is old?! Why I oughta come over there and tan your hide, you little whippersnapper! Once I've put you in corner, you snot-nosed punk, I'll spray you with some Dunhill for Men, Grey Flannel, and...
  20. Thread: Luca Turin??

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    Re: Luca Turin??

    That's the point of being a critic - his opinions. And given his experience and his writing ability, many people read him - not to be told what to buy but perhaps as a starting point ("Wow, he hated...
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    Re: You must choose ONE!

    Heritage - class in a bottle. I would also put a bottle of CKOne up a certain orifice in an attempt to sneak it in, just because it makes me happy anytime I wear it.
  22. Re: Dabbing vs. Spraying ! ~ Calling all Scientists ...

    I'm no scientist (but I have played one on stage), so I'll throw out a few ideas.

    I think we all have an experiment to conduct. The next time you apply, spray one spray into a vial and dab that...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I did not like Everlast at all - a weird mixture of fermenting fruit and soap. Corduroy is great - sure it's a bit synthetic and the longevity isn't the best, but it's still a fresh and comforting...
  24. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    I don't mean to be insulting, but it sounds like you have a pretty serious problem. You have more individual fragrances than you can ever use, and that's not even taking into consideration all of...
  25. Re: Who agrees we have some industry "sleepers" in our midst.

    As far as I can tell from a search on Thomas (which lists all bills that have gone before the US Congress), there is only one bill currently before the House that deals with fragrance. The bill...
  26. Re: Who agrees we have some industry "sleepers" in our midst.

    Non-industry non-shills can have this opinion also, so it doesn't necessarily mean anything. Of course, if someone wants to pay me, I'll gladly be a shill!
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    Poll: Re: Male Designer eau de Parfums

    I prefer my fragrances to be weak and watery and to disappear after fifteen minutes. In fact, I always mix my EdP's with the same amount of water just to reduce longevity and sillage. You just...
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    Re: A Good Argument for Synthetics

    Both naturals and synthetics can be harmful. I don't think there is clear evidence (or any?) that synthetics cause a greater environmental or individual harm than naturals. Until there is actual...
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    It's like Eternity only...

    Not as synthetic and perhaps less sweet. Any suggestions?

    I bought a Calvin Klein sampler set when I first got into frags about two years ago. I haven't touched most of them in a while and gave...
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    Re: The Most Overrated/Underrated Fragrance

    Underrated: anything I like.
    Overrated: anything I don't like.
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    Re: My Letter To Guerlain's Creative Director

    Jeepers. It's a business whose purpose is to make money, and they can do whatever the heck they want to their products. The only problem is that they produce a product that people form an emotional...
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    Re: Cinnamon that can be worn in the summer?

    If you're looking for something less expensive, try Corduroy by Zirh. It's cinnamon mixed with citrus and it's fairly light. Some people think it smells a bit synthetic, but it smells great to me!
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    Re: Fragrances that are a works of art.

    As much as I'd like to be a snob about it, if someone says something is art, then it is art. If you want to call the latest Yanni album art, or a graffiti tag art, or the flavor of your dark roast...
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    Re: Geoffrey Beene - Grey Flannel Vs Bowling Green

    Grey Flannel's violet (violent?) sharpness goes straight through the nose to penetrate the brain. It lasts forever and it's sillage can fumigate a standard size airplane hanger.

    Bowling Green...
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    Re: Do You-Should You-Apply to Your Armpits?

    Your modesty and reasonableness has no place on this forum. How dare you write about actual experience instead of just spouting out uninformed opinions. Sure, everyday I slather on my armpits a...
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    Re: Dior Homme is a masterpiece?

    Not to be flip, but - what on earth does it matter? I like it, so I'm going to wear it. If someone doesn't appreciate it, that's their business, and I don't care. Masterpiece? Ask that question in...
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    Re: Testers from Scented Monkey

    That sounds like the best thing to do. I would be shocked if any of the larger sites would water a frag down.
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    Re: Testers from Scented Monkey

    It was a more obscure bottle. I'm glad you didn't have a problem returning yours - perhaps they've realized that, given the economic situation, customer service is more important than ever.
  39. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    I do too. Thee was a certain excitement - you never knew when a simple, innocent post would cause a rash of personal insults. Plus, if you were bored, you could also post an inflammatory comment...
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    Re: Do You-Should You-Apply to Your Armpits?

    Or, on the contrary, if you can rub a solidified, weaker version of the frag on your pits, why not just spray the good stuff there? (And that's meant as a question, not a statement.)

    I'll tell you...
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    Re: Testers from Scented Monkey

    Horrible. It was covered in dust and clearly off. The customer service was even worse. I seem to be in the minority, though, since many people have ordered with no problems. And I've bought testers...
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    Re: Do You-Should You-Apply to Your Armpits?

    It seems like it might cause some irritation since there ate more open pores there (I think). It does seem to make some sense- at least when you sweat, it would release more of the odor. I'm not...
  43. Thread: Coffee..

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    Re: Coffee..

    This might be what I was looking for:
    http://www.basenotes.net/articles/20080610what-the-nose-knows.html

    The mention is near the bottom under "Some more of Gilbert's musings."
  44. Thread: V&R Antidote

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    Re: V&R Antidote

    Love it. It's a gourmand/citrus/sport mash-up that stays interesting throughout the day.
  45. Thread: Coffee..

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    Re: Coffee..

    For what it's worth, I'm pretty certain Chandler Burr, in one of his books, says the whole coffee thing is bogus. If anyone has them, would you mind taking a look in the index?
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    Re: Dior Homme vs L´Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme

    If L'Instant Extreme is allowed, I'll take that - it's richer and deeper. If we're just comparing Dior Homme to the regular L'Instant, I'll go with Dior Homme since it doesn't have any powder.
  47. Re: Have you guys ever gotten too "carried away" when buying frags?

    Oh c'mon - that's a brilliant strategy. "I get free shipping if I spend a few more dollars, so I might as well buy Dunhill Men blind since I'll be saving ten dollars." Makes sense to me!
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    Re: How Important is the Name, Packaging?

    I would gladly buy frags in a plain plasitc bottle if it meant paying five or ten dollars less. That said, it is nice to have some cool looking bottles on my dresser.
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    Re: How Important is the Name, Packaging?

    Unless you'll be carrying around the box or bottle every time you wear the fragrance, they don't matter. The juice is everything.
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    Re: What should my first Creed purchase be?

    I'm not trying to talk him out of buying something and I'm not knocking Creed - just like any other house, they make a few that I love, some that I like, and some that I don't care for. Just curious...
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    Re: What should my first Creed purchase be?

    Just curious - why does it have to be a Creed?

    BTW - I love Original Vetiver. It should be especially good for the warmer days.
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    Re: Is It Obnoxious to "Sill" ?

    A few whiffs here and there is fine - you want people to lean into to you to get a good sniff. A constant aromatic presence leaves no mystery and provides no escape. Dousing yourself, much like...
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    Re: Does any one try one of the "str8" fragrances?

    STR8 Original:For the man who is control, authentic & full of confidence. STR8 Oxygen: For the man who...
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur - where to buy?

    Jeepers! Everytime I go to that site, I feel like I'm getting Rick Roll'd because of their damn pop-ups.

    Sorry. Getting back to the subject...
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    Re: Vetiver de Puig - p u indeed!

    Which just boggles my mind since, to my nose, there is no way it could ever be described that way. Oh well. If we all smelled things the same way, we wouldn't have any of those entertaining Cool...
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    Re: Carcinogen ingredients in perfume

    One could say that about anything, including cigarettes and alcohol abuse. Sure, I'll take quality over quantity, but I was just as happy before getting into fragrances as I am now. If there was...
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    Vetiver de Puig - p u indeed!

    So, in part because of the recent vetiver poll, I wore Vetiver de Puig yesterday. I’ve only worn it a few times before, but remember it being rather strong. I just put one spray on the chest...
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    Re: need some help for interview

    As long as you're not reaking, it won't make a damn bit of difference, so wear whatever makes you feel best.

    Best of luck!
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    Re: Carcinogen ingredients in perfume

    Does this mean I should stop my project to synthesize aromatic compounds from peanuts?
  60. Re: What to do when a cologne in your collection give you a headache?

    You could try wearing less of it - that might help, though it might render the point of wearing it moot.

    Probably the only solution is to sell or trade it. There are plenty of other frags to fall...
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    Re: Site for Ingredient lists (not note lists)

    Oddly enough, the cosmetics database listed ingredients: http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com/browse.php?maincat=fragrance
    Just don't pay attention to their safety rankings - they're baseless....
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    Re: Carcinogen ingredients in perfume

    Good point. At least as long as we're talking about allergies.

    Just one more thing about the cosmetics database: check out the data gap underneath the score. Yes, this fragrance is a high hazard!...
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    Re: Carcinogen ingredients in perfume

    Now that would be a useful experiment that might be able to shut some people up or cause some people to rethink their choices. I wonder if any of the longitudinal studies have noted fragrance use.
    ...
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    Re: Carcinogen ingredients in perfume

    I brought this site up a while ago: http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=207549&highlight=cosmetics+database

    In my second post, after spending some time figuring out their rankings, I...
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    Re: Do you wear your age?

    When I am sixty, I will still be splashing on the ckOne. However, maybe I'll be comfortable enough to wear Third Man during the day and not just at night for special occasions.
  66. Re: your Creed colllection isnt complete unless you have Breed

    Wow. SamplerMike must be spinning in his grave!
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    Re: BMM09: The Final Spritz, The Final Wrap-up

    Three cheers for the Som-Dog! Always enjoyable reading!
  68. Poll: Re: BMM09: The Final Spritz, Ambre Sultan vs. Habit Rouge

    Heck yeah! I just wish my picks had done better, so I could talk more smack.
  69. Poll: Re: BMM09: The Final Spritz, Ambre Sultan vs. Habit Rouge

    I just can't get over the cat pee note in HR, so AS gets my tepid vote.

    If we asked people to name their top three from all of the 65 frags, I wonder if HR or AS would show up near the top. Oh...
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    Re: Doctor's Visit - to scent or not to scent?

    Jeez. Only on basenotes...
  71. Re: How many blind buy fragrances at your current wardrobe?

    Wow - ten out of twenty, though most of them were from my earlier days. I'm pretty happy with them, and a few of them are my absolute favorites. I do have two on the way, but only because they're...
  72. Poll: Re: BMM09: OVERTIME Game 60 Guerlain Vetiver vs. C&S No. 88

    There's a reason why there's a big NO in front of 88. Go Vetiver!
  73. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/24 Game 60 (Guerlain Vetiver vs. C&S No. 88)

    Since my dog is no longer in the hunt (in fact, it's been taken out back and shot) I can be objective and non-partisan here. Verile manliness (at a reasonable price) versus a fecal sweet tart (at an...
  74. Poll: Re: How successful are you at selling your unwanted fragrances?

    All the ones that I've sold have been mainstream - and I've sold them cheap, since I just wanted them out of my closet. I would have preferred to get more for them, but I'm glad their gone, even if I...
  75. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/23 Game 59 (Green Irish Tweed vs. Ambre Sultan)

    Can I place a vote for Green Frich Tweed?
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    Re: maistream Base Note member or On the fringe?

    Same here. There's no reason to have a back up of most fragrances. I think I could survive for a few days if I dropped my bottle of Brit. Besides, with so many good frags out there, running out of a...
  77. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/22 Game 58 (Terre d'Hermes vs. Guerlain Mouchoir de Monsieur)

    One point? One freakin' point?!!! I hate you people.
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    Re: Retried an old friend

    i overheard a co-worker (mid-twenties) say of her boyfriend, "All I care about is that he doesn't let his hair get too long, and he wears Cool Water." I almost ran out and bought a bottle on the spot.
  79. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/20 Games 55&56 (Havana vs. GIT, Guerlain Vetiver vs. A*Men)

    Gimme a G! Gimme an I! Gimme a T!

    My only hope is that other people's brackets get busted too. Yeah, that's right. I just care about winning. I'll even shill for Creed. Though GIT IS a fantastic...
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    Re: Why isn't Baldessarini in the LT/TS guide book?

    It's reviewed in the Fall '08 update, which is available for free on his site http://www.perfumestheguide.com/newsletter.html . The other updates aren't free but the ratings are included in the Excel...
  81. Re: The great fragrance-stain laundry experiment. The culprit is…

    Good point. Unfortunately, I no longer have the box and the sticker at the bottom of the bottle doesn't list ingredients.
  82. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/19 Games 53&54 (BdP vs. No.88, Ambre Sultan vs. L'Anarchiste)

    Don't you mock me! I'll find out where you live and send a Tim McGraw laced envelope to you!
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    Re: BMM09: Prediction Contest / Peanut Gallery

    Thanks for rubbing it in, ya lousy, stinking so-and-so! :cry:

    For the record, my final four are/were BdP, TdH, L'Instant and Rive Gauche. Go TdH! Any one else care to share theirs?

    BTW,...
  84. Re: First dates: How do you and how much time you spent deciding on a frag?

    My last first date, I spent the entire week between asking her out and the actual date thinking about what to wear. Since we were going to a nice restaurant, I wanted something classy. I considered...
  85. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/19 Games 53&54 (BdP vs. No.88, Ambre Sultan vs. L'Anarchiste)

    Are you freaking kidding me?!!! BdP had the lead throughout the evening. I go to bed with two or so hours to go thinking that I might still be in this game. Then a couple of sleazy, dirty, slimy,...
  86. The great fragrance-stain laundry experiment. The culprit is…

    I noticed recently that a few of my white t-shirts had small blotches of pink on the upper chest. I’ve been a little more aggressive in my spraying, so I thought it might be a fragrance causing them....
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    Re: Meratus The Art Fumigating From Ancient Java

    You can keep the deer musk and enzyte and the rest of that stuff. This is all I need to strengthen my lingga:
    http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk58/bethhicks26/jenna_fischer_the_office.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Just scored a 100ml of Antidote after shave balm for $10. It was the only one, though. Aside from that, they had the usual.
  89. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/16 Games 45-48 (Havana, Kouros, Dior Homme, M7, JXXV, Antaeus!)

    Strom Thurmond was around for over one hundred years also, but at least he had the diginity to retire. :evil:

    Sure, I haven't smelled either, but that doesn't matter. All that matters is that my...
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    Re: Traditional Perfumes

    Oh boy, here we go...

    Sorry, Rich, but natural = long lasting has been debated (and debunked, IMO) quite a few times here.

    I'll take the spray since it's more convienent.
  91. Re: Looking for my perfect fragrance... advice needed!

    I think that since this thread is two and a half years old and jonez hasn't been on this site for over a year, this is now moot.
  92. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/15 Games 41-44 (Guerlain Vetiver, No.88, M7 Fresh, A. Sultan, Carnal Flo

    Sorry, Bluesoul, but you're wrong. This is not a game and this is not about "fun." It's about being the alpha male and crushing the rest of you riff-raff with my picks! Winning is everything!

    Am I...
  93. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/14 Games 37-40 (RGpH, GIT, Hinoki, L'Anarchiste, V. Tonka, and more!)

    Well, since we're talking smack...
    For all those who voted for GIT, I have news for you: it is neither green, nor Irish, nor tweed. However, it's called L'Instant because you fall in love with it...
  94. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/15 Games 41-44 (Guerlain Vetiver, No.88, M7 Fresh, A. Sultan, Carnal Flo

    Jeez, where's the love for M7 Fresh? It's half the price and twice as good! It's snobbery, I tells ya!
  95. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/14 Games 37-40 (RGpH, GIT, Hinoki, L'Anarchiste, V. Tonka, and more!)

    Crap! Is it within the rules to create a five or six more identities and vote to with them? Really, it's just a coincidence that there are now people named epak, fpak and gpak on the boards. C'mon...
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    Re: New Upcoming Marc Ecko Fragrance

    Dude, if Parlux makes the frags for Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson, GUESS?, Nicole Miller, Natori, Queen Latifah, XOXO, Ocean Pacific (OP), then you know the Marc Ecko has to be good. Oh, wait...
  97. Re: Coffee with Chandler Burr and Other Excitements from my NYC Trip

    Wow - I think I have a man crush! Thanks for the always-interesting reviews!
  98. Thread: Citrus Powder

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    Re: Citrus Powder

    For an orange powder, try Ferragamo F.
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    Re: Macy's or Sephora?

    Sephora. They have all of their testers out and available and usually leave you alone to smell at your leisure. At Macy's they may keep some of the testers behind the counter, so you have to ask....
  100. Poll: Re: BMM09: 3/11 Games 25-28 (Dior Homme, Le Male, Kouros, JHL, Escada Homme, and more

    C'mon, people! Escada is not only one of the classiest frags out there, it's also one of the best bargains. It smells like a millions bucks but only costs a few. Vote for it, gol-dangit!
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