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    Re: Anybody try the new Dior Leather Oud?

    For some reason everyone seems to be reviewing Dior Leather Oud on this forum thread...meanwhile there are only 3 formal reviews of it where it's supposed to be reviewed.
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    Re: I aim to smell mean.

    http://www.notablebiographies.com/images/uewb_08_img0561.jpg

    I'm pretty certain Pol Pot is not wearing Drakkar Noir or Channel 19 here.

    But thanks all for the other responses, most of which I...
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    I aim to smell mean.

    What is the ultimate don't f*ck with me scent.

    The kind of scent that two jerk-off bullies at a bar would normally double team to kick your skinny teeth in...but for your forbidding primal...
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    Re: I think Dior Homme might be a practical joke...

    Clever, but doubtful, since most Americans don't even know what Homme means. It was probably named Homme out of a sense of irony.

    Anyway it smells vaguely feminine and vaguely masculine, but it's...
  5. Re: What do you think of Chanel Antaeus? Still in style?

    To people under 40 it will not be out of style, since they have no era associations with it. To people over 40, as with Aramis, it may seem dated due to mental associations with the hairy-chested...
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    Re: Can a teen where A men pure malt

    If you are going to wear it in class, you must ONLY MIST this. No...no...scratch that, you simply cannot wear it in school, I'm sorry.

    Trust me. My skin is quicksand. It devours scents. I...
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    Re: what do YOU wear when your attending a wedding?

    Whatever anyone wears to such long lasting, close-quartered, often annoying, often HOT, events...just go light & low key. It's bad enough having one's weekend ruined by such things, don't make it...
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    Re: Can a teen where A men pure malt

    Yes but not while drunk driving, it'll work against you at checkpoints.
  9. Chanel Pour Monsieur vs. the Concentree vs. Tiffany for Men

    All similar, but in what main ways do these three differ? Thank you.
  10. Re: Help me Please Chanel Antaeus vs Egoiste (Not Platinum)

    Interesting how in the name of liberation, many responders here disregarded the initial poster's age concern, and sought to tell him how he should be thinking.
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    Re: Female fragrances used by men?

    I'm believe in division between the male and the female. Division...value discrimination, ads to the variety of life.

    The trouble comes when someone pipes up vocally toward you about it. I...
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    What would Mrs. Garrett wear?

    What would Mrs. Garrett from the Facts of Life wear?
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    Looking for something similar to Antaeus

    I am not man enough for Antaeus. Looking for something similarly cigar box/smoky.

    I love Antaeus, but I'm just not up to the task. Let's face it, I'm me. As Dirty Harry once said, "A man's got...
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    Comparing Anteaus and Havana

    I am not versed enough in fragrance to describe the difference between Anteaus and Havana. I sense that they are similar (though perhaps I sense wrong!). I like Anteaus more, because it seems more...
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    Is there a more dignified burnt sugar fragrance?

    I am looking for a burnt sugar/burnt vanilla or pink pepper fragrance, in the style of the ones listed below, but more restrained, less sweet. As a man I'd prefer a masculine, but either is ok. ...
  16. Fragrance with middle & base notes like O de Lancome

    I am looking for a fragrance with similar mid & base notes to O. I am NOT seeking its sharp green/citrus topnotes. I don't know what I love so much about its later phases, but it's my favorite...
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    Female version of M7?

    I'm a guy. My favorite scent is M7. I'd like to get a similar smelling fragrance for a girl. Any suggestions? Thank you :)
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    Re: Would Aramis seem too odd on a woman?

    Petruciccij: "Living your life for others instead of yourself is quite pitiful."

    Well, I mean, it's nice when a person chooses not to stink up the room with a scent that he knows only he would...
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    Re: Masculine chypres?

    Emlynevermore: "In light of the current spirit of tolerance and respect for one another"...allow me to dictate how you should talk.
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    Re: Would Aramis seem too odd on a woman?

    MrCologneGuy: "but [Aramis] is the equivalent of men wearing Chanel No. 5"

    I don't think there can be such an equivalent. Firstly, because women can get away with masculine scents much more than...
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    Re: Would Aramis seem too odd on a woman?

    Thanks for the opinions. I am a guy. I like when women wear somewhat masculine scents. I was smelling my Aramis today, and it just struck me as kinda pretty from certain angles. I hadn't taken it...
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    Would Aramis seem too odd on a woman?

    Also, could someone direct me to any kind of "what mens' fragrance works well on a woman?" thread? thanks
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    Re: What does Amber smell like?

    I doubt the initial poster was desirous of starting a scientific or linguistic symposium on the true meaning of amber. The fella just wanted to know what an amber note sorta smells like.

    So, to...
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    Re: Would you wear Rochas Man / Hana Mori HM?

    Thanks for the nifty responses. I'm glad to hear it. Because it can be hard dealing with either the sting or the sweet, of one's girlfriend's perfumes ALL the time. (And yes, I think Rochas would...
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    Would you wear Rochas Man / Hana Mori HM?

    I'm wondering if either of these two mens' fragrances would be ok on a woman. I'm not looking for a politically correct answer (I already know that answer...GOD do I know that answer).
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    Re: What does wood smell like?

    Thanks guys.

    There's an all oak furniture store near me, maybe that would help too.

    Onceling, I will also go to Lowe's and meander about in the lumber aisle.

    I wish someone though, would...
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    What does wood smell like?

    Woods smell like what? What is the best way to experience the smell of "woods" as the term is used in perfumery? Should I walk up to a tree and smell it? I've done this. They pretty much DON'T...
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    Re: Terre de Hermes vs. Declaration

    Thanks Bigsy for that extended reply :)
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    Terre de Hermes vs. Declaration

    I was wondering what some of the main differences are from these somewhat similar scents. Thanks for any help.
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    Similar scents to M7

    M7 is my favorite scent. However sometimes I get tired of wearing it so much. Can anyone suggest something similar to M7? Thank you.
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    Surfacing, I think it's perfectly reasonable to think of oneself as bohemian, and to mention it, as Beachroses did. Because being a bohemian has familiar, more or less objective characteristics. ...
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    Thank you all so much. Even if it doesn't work out, I'm going to always reference this thread, since I myself like more natural scents on women. Something that's easy to smell every day.
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    Wow, you girls rock, and perhaps even roll. I have so much to check into now :)

    Funny Asha, I was going to ask you all about Dior Homme, because it's one of my favorites for myself.

    She's...
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    Thanks for the thoughtful suggestions. Very nice of you all. :) I will look into them all.

    I hope I didn't stress the non-chemical aspect of the question too much. The chemical thing is not...
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    Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    Just started dating someone.

    She is fully suburban, but with a slight bohemian aspect. She likes the finer things.

    Think Edie Brickell, Patti Smith, Neko Case...and ok, I'm sorry, but think...
  36. Re: What happened to Vibert's reviews and recent posts?

    Don't worry guys, there's always me. I don't know much about fragrance but if you'd like, I can write in the style of Vibert and pretend to know.
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    What would Captain Vic wear?

    Wondering what fragrance Captain Vic would wear. He, being the main villain in the movie Pan's Labyrinth.

    I do not like him. Just wondering from a olfactory perspective.

    We are looking for...
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    Re: Can Eau Sauvage beat up Diorella?

    It just amazes me that Sauvage is such a masculine classic, because it smells quite feminine to me.
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    Re: Czech & Speake "Cuba" vs. Aramis "Havana"

    Hey no fair. None of you told me a bottle of Cuba was going to cost me nearly $200. Man!
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    Can Eau Sauvage beat up Diorella?

    If Eau Sauvage is such a male classic, how come it smells so much like Diorella?

    I who know nothing, ask this without sarcasm.
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    Re: Czech & Speake "Cuba" vs. Aramis "Havana"

    I really appreciate all of this comparative info. I have also read the regular reviews for each. But hearing the actual comparisons between the two are very helpful, not to mention interesting.
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    Czech & Speake "Cuba" vs. Aramis "Havana"

    I was wondering what the differences are, since I can't decide which one to buy. Thanks for any guidance you can offer.
  43. Re: Young gentlemen (ladies being welcome too) of powerhouse, conservatism and classi

    Well, good to seeing we're having a maturity-fest here, I'm all for the classics. But sometimes it depends on the situation. You can't go into a hip, electronica club smelling like a barber shop. ...
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    Re: Have You Ever Been "The Skunk at the Picnic"?

    I wore Eau Sauvage to the dog park and people thought the janitor must have cleaned the park restrooms that morning.

    I wore M7 to the dog park, and people thought a dog pooped nearby. That must...
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    Re: How Does One Articulate "High Pitched?"

    piercing
    shrill
    shrieking
    tinny
    chilly
    thin
    metallic
    trebly
    pitchy? (ha :) thanks Randy Jackson)
    frosty
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    Your "Enough is Enough!" fragrance.

    Has anyone got to the point where they stop searching for the Holy Grail of scent, and thought, "you know, it's not going to get any better than my favorite scent."

    ?

    Well, that scent for me...
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    Montale - Blue Amber - Persistent

    I sprayed Blue Amber on my wrist. Just one spray. I didn't like it too much. I tried to wash it off about 6 times, no exaggeration. It would not go away. It was almost scary.

    Does anyone...
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    Re: Tiffany for Men - Where to buy?

    Thanks guys. I hadn't thought of that. There is a Tiffany's in Pasadena 30 minutes from me.
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    Tiffany for Men - Where to buy?

    I cannot find Tiffany for Men on the internet. Many sites will have a teasing photo of it, but always "Out of Stock". The Perfumed Court doesn't have any samples of it either.

    Any help? Thanks
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    "Or Black" alternative

    Or Black is expensive and hard to find. Can someone recommend similar choices? Thank you.
  51. Re: Dior Homme: approved by gals as an excelent fragrance

    Wow, two women. I guess that equals 250 million women.
  52. Thread: Why Tania Sanchez

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    Why Tania Sanchez

    Why is Tania Sanchez a part of The Guide?

    I mean of course, besides the fact that she has lived in San Francisco, New York, and London.
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    Re: Favorite Everyday Fragrance

    Agree about Rive Gauche. I think part of the criteria that qualifies something as an Everyday scent, is that it has to be widely liked, or at acceptable to an aray of "everyday" type people. Rive...
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    Poll: Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Surely you didn't need to come to Basenotes to learn this about yourself, as it's a mere truism for arts lovers in general.
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    Re: Favorite Everyday Fragrance

    Lagerfeld Classic
    Lauder for Men
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    Re: List of best selling fragrances?

    This short list is from Marie Claire magazine. They don't explain anything about the list. So, for what it's worth...

    UNITED STATES (2006)
    1. Estee Lauder Beautiful
    2. Chanel No. 5
    3. Donna...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Pi may be disliked by males on Basenotes because they are more discriminating. But men in general DO like Pi, as it sells very well.
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    List of best selling fragrances?

    Does anyone know how to find out what the most popular fragrances are? Say for instance, the top 100 best selling fragrances of the year, or the last 10 years...50 years, etc. I've scanned the...
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    Re: Celebrity Fragrances: Who Wears What

    Clint Eastwood, Green Irish Tweed? Doubtful. He probably thinks scents are for fruitcakes.
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    Re: Olfactory Cleansers - What do you use?

    No...no, you really don't.
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    Re: Olfactory Cleansers - What do you use?

    Nah. Sounds clever though, I'll give you that.
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    Re: Lauder for Men - Why can't I smell it?

    Thanks for the comments. Maybe I can't smell it since I'm taking Zyrtec for my hay fever allergy. I decided to keep it, because what little bit I can smell of it smells great, so at least other...
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    Lauder for Men - Why can't I smell it?

    I bought Lauder for Men yesterday at Macy's. I was under the impression that this is a strong scent with good silliage. Yet I can barely smell it on either my wrist or a piece of paper. I wonder...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Marshalls (Southern California), yesterday:

    Set of Nautica Voyage for $30. Includes aftershave, 3.4 oz AND 1 oz EDT, and deodorant. I wish I liked the stuff more because this is a heck of a...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Why do people assume that the woman who compliments your fragrance has good taste?
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulated?!!!!

    Both experience with reformulations and knowledge of how businesses are run, justifies such skepticism, or as you reduced it, "paranoia".

    Pollux: "Imagine getting [a response letter from a company...
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    Re: A question for the ladies...

    The socially conscious female outlook would congratulate you (and herself) for accepting that which is sexually progressive, but despite this surface stance, she wouldn't dig you as a Man.
  68. Thread: Mix

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    Mix

    D&G One for women, mixed with YSL M7, smells really good on a man. I just needed everyone to know this.
  69. Re: Looking for a scent like Terre d'hermes without the sweetness

    "Since he's fired he's no longer your boss. So he didn't leave you any contact no?"

    Hey I feel for the guy. As a guy I would have a tough time calling up my former boss just too tell him how...
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    Descriptions: Oakmoss / Medicinal / Musk

    Oakmoss:

    How many people have actually smelled oakmoss on an oak tree? Not me. I used to live in the woods as a kid, but now I live on a Los Angeles freeway. I have no idea what wood, forests,...
  71. Thread: Spice

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    Re: Spice

    I'm not talking about rules. I'm talking about seeing the slight humor, or oddity in something. Like men wearing platform shoes in the 70's. God forbid this was a shoe site, where I'd be sure to...
  72. Thread: Spice

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    Re: Spice

    Just a little odd is all. You can't say the concept of odd doesn't exist. If I wore a fragrance that smelled like rotting eggs, you'd think it was odd. And you'd be BOTH subjectively and objectively...
  73. Thread: Spice

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    Re: Spice

    Well, for one, a plant is not as flamboyant as a spice.

    And for two, (though I didn't want to put the question this way because I didn't want it to turn into some sociological discussion) is...
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    Re: Looking for a respected version of Intuition

    Well, after consulting The Guide, and reading the review board here at Basenotes, I think I may have my answer to a better Intuition:

    Ambre Précieux
  75. Thread: Spice

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    Spice

    Is it not a little odd, when one thinks about it, that people would want to smell like spices?
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    Re: Looking for a respected version of Intuition

    Thanks Sunnyfunny, all day I'd been hoping someone would respond. And thanks for the pep talk about trusting my own judgement. Unfortunately, as a humble elitist, I do give credence to the refined...
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    Valentine's Day Mistake?

    I got my girlfriend Pink Sugar for Valentine's Day. Does this make me a bad person?

    I don't think she understands the concept of the outrageous, and probably just thinks I'm an idiot.

    Am I?
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    Why Lagerfeld Classic not in The Guide?

    Is it not a bit odd that Lagerfeld Classic was left out of Turin's "The Guide"? I'm not saying he had to include every fragrance, but c'mon.
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    Looking for a respected version of Intuition

    I like Intuition for men...I like it ALOT. Kinda my signature.

    But I'm feeling insecure about it since most people seem to disparage it as being either common, synthetic, or saccharine....a la...
  80. Thread: L'Homme Sage

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    Re: L'Homme Sage

    The self is not so important. Completely overrated.
  81. Thread: L'Homme Sage

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    Re: L'Homme Sage

    "H'm ... look, in life, it always boils down to what YOU think or like."

    Even when you're dead wrong I suppose. I can think Bon Jovi is better than Led Zeppelin. Hurray for self...
  82. Thread: L'Homme Sage

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    Re: L'Homme Sage

    "well buddy...if you think it's masculine...then no one can do anything about it"

    Yes they can, they can tell me otherwise. I'm open minded to opinion on such matters. MY opinion is not the ONLY...
  83. Thread: L'Homme Sage

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    Re: L'Homme Sage

    Oh gee, let me think, perhaps most women would find it too masculine.
  84. Thread: L'Homme Sage

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    L'Homme Sage

    Could Devine's 'L'Homme Sage' be worn by women?
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    Re: Handy overview for beginners (10-minute video)

    French should be banned, it just makes everyone feel dorkish.
  86. Thread: Getting Samples

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    Getting Samples

    What is the best or easiest way to get samples mailed to you? Do you call the manufacturer, or a store? Or what?

    Thanks
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    Egoiste Not for Summer?

    I've read that Egoiste shouldn't be worn in the summer because the woody scent will overwhelm. Anyone have an opinion on Egoiste for summer?
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    Dior Homme too Heavy for Hot Summer City?

    I want to buy a girl Dior Homme. But she lives a very hot town (San Jose, California). Wondering if Dior Homme, with it's lip-sticky feel, will seem too heavy or musty in the summer.

    Also, she is...
  89. Thread: Unisex Potential

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    Re: Unisex Potential

    True Ken, but she, as a girl, can get away with smelling masculine, much more than I can smelling feminine. I mean, you don't want me getting beaten up by my own friends do you?

    :)

    By the...
  90. Thread: Unisex Potential

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    Re: Unisex Potential

    I like the Egoiste idea, but no store around here sells it. (Or they're out of stock) But I'm looking forward to trying it.

    Someone (Hilaire) mentioned Diorella above, and I've since read great...
  91. Thread: Unisex Potential

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    Re: Unisex Potential

    Thanks everyone :)

    I'll take a print-out of this thread to the mall today and try them out.

    I like the Diore Homme idea, especially as I already own it and like it. But I'm afraid this...
  92. Thread: Unisex Potential

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    Unisex Potential

    Hi. I'd like to find a fragrance that both me and my new girlfriend could ware. So that it could become "ours". I thought this would be a good place to ask such a question. If possible I'd like...
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    Re: Tiny Sample Vaporizor Cylinders

    Related question: Is there a certain type I should get. Say, glass as opposed to plastic?
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    Tiny Sample Vaporizor Cylinders

    Does anyone know how to attain empty sample spray vaporizors? The kind that stores will often give you to take home as a sample.

    Sometimes they give you the kind without a sprayer. I find it...
  95. Thread: Scent Metaphors

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    Scent Metaphors

    Can someone tell me what "amber" smells like. Has anyone actually smelled amber itself?

    And "moss". How am I supposed to know what moss smells like? There's no moss in Southern California!
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    Re: Is Burberry London THAT bad?

    Ah, I see, thank you.
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    Re: Is Burberry London THAT bad?

    Oh, I found it. There seems to be ANOTHER review thread of Burberry London, with 6 negative reviews, and 0 positive.

    I'm new here so maybe I'm doing something wrong in my search; but here is...
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    Re: Is Burberry London THAT bad?

    KMF, I just realized that, which is why I tried to delete this post. I was confused. Yes there have been positive reviews. Sorry guys.
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    Is Burberry London THAT bad?

    Sorry this is a mistaken post, please ignore. I'd delete it if I could
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    Discount Fragrance Stores

    I live in an area where there are a lot of discount perfume stores. Sometimes you will find them in malls. There is one out here in southern California that is as big as a car dealership show room....
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