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    Lavender water as a moth prevention'

    I wonder if sraying lavender water sprayed on wool can be used as a moth - isnecticide in order to prevent sweaterw getting eaten by them. Any experience on this?
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    Re: I'm looking for an amazing Sandalwood!

    Fueguia's La Joven Noche. Full sandalwodd creaminess.
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Dior Homme Parfum; alll the good things of Dior Homme but the sweetness plus a modern day rendition of leather,
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    Curious about Novaya Zarya

    Not very mentioned here, sort of a tacky web site, good references on Trojnoy and Chypre. Any comments, specially from Russians BNoters like Russland?
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    Re: NEW: Aramis Black

    Wonder if it will have s/thing to do w/ the original one, which I like a lot.
  6. Re: The most talked about fragrances you've never tried

    Niche: I smelt all of Eau D'Italies, some Amouage, many Creeds and most Bonds, Penhaligon's to some extent, two Goutals and two Villoresis. The rest are "terra incongita" for me.

    So that means no...
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    Re: Is "old-fashioned" actually a bad thing?

    Not at all if and only if it is waspy or preppy 😃

    Seriously, can't generalize. Not for me. Can't say anything for the guy next door.
  8. Thread: Joop homme

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    Re: Joop homme

    Hard to like. Women love it, loads of compliments when worn.
  9. Re: Which fragrance would you wear for this interview?

    Agree. But I'd replace Dior Homme with Guerlain's Vetiver. I perceive it as a professional - like scent.
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    Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    It has a very annoying ashtray smell in the opening: is it a batch-related issue?
  11. Re: My tastes regarding scents chaged - Can you find a reason - Maybe Xanax?

    (Double post)
  12. Re: My tastes regarding scents chaged - Can you find a reason Xanax?

    Propofol does that. It happened to me after a small surgery.

    It even came to me mind a thread on my new lifstyle...

    Topic: "What goes with my lifestyle?"

    Picture: the above one.

    Text:...
  13. Re: My tastes regarding scents chaged - Can you find a reason Xanax?

    Based on answers given I have the hunch that it is the medication I am taking... Thanks for your responses.
  14. My tastes regarding scents chaged - Can you find a reason Xanax?

    I used to have a "high tolerance" regarding scents. Some of them I did "like" and under this condition, tried and even bought some of them. However, things changed: nowadays I find some of them...
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    Sorry, as to Fahrenheit I really tried. I even bought one bottle of the old formulation with the expectation of an enjoyable drydown but it did not work.
    Did I mention Grey Flannel? No hideous but...
  16. Re: Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    and



    Thanks for all your suggestions. I am giving those mentioned that are in my wardrobe a thorough try, but, yes, NickZee is right.

    As to Draven´'s response, I know it is a molecule after...
  17. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    You mean "three stage notion"? Buddy, you got a plagiarist here!
    The one I have is like the original, but it is "thinner" and fleeting. Overspraying works but still, it is far from the original.
  18. Name your best leather (forget the "again?" - Keep on reading)

    What do I mean by leather?

    I don't mean birch - tar like leather, that is, the smokey, acrid one (Knize 10). Nor the one blended with some sweets in order to amiliorate its acridness (Dior Homme)....
  19. Re: Name the fragrance you smelled for the first time and bought without second thought.

    Smelt and bought after smelling? Guerlain L'Homme Ideal

    (please don't bash me)
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    I agree 100 %.

    A pitty the OP did not like N° 19. IMHO, the best "green" around. I find totally masculine if worn the right way: discreetly.
  21. Re: Halston Z-14 (old formulation) vs (new formulation)

    Methinks it turned into a fleeting, harmless EdC. Not bad, but quite different to what it used to be. Like a, let's say, MIDI version of one of Beethoven's classics - please, don't get it wrong: for...
  22. Re: "Look Before You Leap" or "There's No Place Like Dior Homme"

    Depends.

    The old one? Yap, for sure. Great scent- it was a lighter DH.

    The actual one? I don't like the opening notes, too harsh.
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    LOL!!! I love that one!!! Yes, true, horribly floral, a nightmare. I wear it discreetly, I get whiffs of it for a lot of time, nice complexity, and surprise... the drydown is very masculine.

    I...
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    Well, thanks a lot!
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    Re: Fragrances I don't care for at all!

    I know cities in South America reputed for their miasma: a capital city of one of its countries lies in the tropic but due to a sea current named after a German naturalist it is always cloudy and...
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    Re: Tell me about LIDGE

    48? Yap: it is a gourmand but it won't make you feel like an Oreo for sure. I'd say it is a gourmand to be worn by a man your age.
  27. Thread: Masculine Rose

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    Re: Masculine Rose

    I've been lurking around suggestions but, even though I like roses, I can't think of these as masculines, unless blended in such a fashion its role in an accord is very limited. For example, Chanel's...
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    Re: Niche Quality for €3.50 !

    David, your threads rock! Love'em.

    Thanks for the tip: I am not in France, rest assure I would give it a try and compare reviews if I could.

    Best!
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    One of the best of Creed, together with BdP.
    Sent telepathically from a mobile device located in the South Pole.
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    None at all. Creeds are more than expensive here Add to that the fact that luxury is regarded as vulgar.
    Sent telepathically from a mobile device located in the South Pole.
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    Re: Declaration d'Un Soir Intense

    Not fond of recent releases but this smelt tempting. Would buy if I would have a down-to-earth wardrobe.
    Sent telepathically from a mobile device located in the South Pole.
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    Re: Review of Kenzo Totem line and Ultra Male

    Love these kind of reviews: straight and to the point.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Spicebomb or egoiste

    Cinnamon in Egöiste? Go for JHL / Cinnabar / Youth Dew.

    OK, these were not in your question. Egöiste hands down.
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    L'Homme Ideal: I really like it, love the almonds.

    The cologne is discordant: a citric oriental on intention, it's like white and black without grey in the middle. Not my cup of tea.

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  35. Re: Any flankers ever come out that are the opposite of "Intense"? Like, I dunno, "Subdued" ...

    Wow. Never thought about that.



    As to the OPs post, guess "Les Eux d'Hermes" fit the bill. And sp. the "Eau d'Orange Vert" (or however it is spelled, excuse my French).
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Yes, that's it. And there is a citric yet dirty accord that makes it quite interesting.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Please don't laugh... Coriandre: what a chypre. I bought it and hardly used it. I did during a very cold day, I layered it with some patch oil, find it a tad fem. Regardless of this, amazing scent.
    ...
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    Jacomo de Jacomo Red. Wore it yesterday, freezing day (it felt like 2° C in the early morning), got wheefs of it through the day. It is a refined, more subdued version of JPG Le Mâle. Really...
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Green? Sisley's Eau de Campagne. Soap? Well, yap, very mild, close to the skin.
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    Man, how do I agree with that name!!! Great insight!!!
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    Buddy, Quartz pour Femme is far more wearable than the last rendition of Captain as mentioned in this thread, iff applied as appropiate.
  42. Re: Introducing someone to fragrances - which ten are a must-try?

    Well, this is a challenge...

    - Twenties? Something contemporary
    - Looking? Something sexy
    - Standup? Something with personality
    - Old fashioned? Something classic
    - Opinionated? Something with...
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    Re: You can buy Creed at SEARS

    Duped by Niche?
  44. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    Totally agree, couldn't say it better. Vulgarity also, maybe?
  45. Re: what's the best way to improve perfume longevity?

    Overspray, as simple as that.
  46. Thread: Str8

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    Re: Str8

    Welcome!
  47. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    1. "Hey, I don't give a dam. I enjoy my Coriandre. So what (but I better not tell my (sport) mates, they won't get it)."
    2. "Frankly. I don't give a dam what others may think. I am so enjoying my...
  48. Thread: Str8

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    Re: Str8

    PM the guys and report them to the mods. If we do otherwise we turn a discussion into a written brawl, which is not the idea.
    I I've seen many nice people leave because of discussions turning into...
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    Re: Where is the tobacco?

    I should have been aware of your post! Yours is precisely the point, so true.
  50. Thread: Str8

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    Re: Str8

    C'mon guys! This place is for fun. Wanna fight? Take up boxing, wrestling or judo. I don't know if you realize, but unless it is a mustard-based scent like mustard gas, there is no way you can fight...
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    Poll: Re: Fragrances evaluation series I (Egoiste)

    Great juice, but there are betters.
  52. Re: Introducing someone to fragrances - which ten are a must-try?

    Great choice, IMHO.
  53. Re: Do you think Creed batch variations are actually just shoddy quality control or cuz of 'Millesim

    Frankly, I don't know.

    However, I do know Houses avoid variations among batches.

    Now it can be an amazing marketing move: several batches slightly different now and then, what follows is a...
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    Re: Where is the tobacco?

    Many, as a matter of fact. I got that with musks in a course on perfumery. Later on leather... and on and on. That is why I regard pyramids as more of a proposal than a fact.

    I don't want to...
  55. Re: Introducing someone to fragrances - which ten are a must-try?

    What a question!

    Is he young, young professional, adult or mature? Conservative / uptight or more relaxed? Relaxed, say, like a Californian new age sort-of.guy, or relax as, say a Williamsburg...
  56. Thread: Str8

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    Re: Str8

    OK, I get it: it is a Russian brand and their scents are targetted to gay people, but since Putin does not like them, they named the brand "STR8".
  57. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    Well... That's the reason my family came to Argentina. Too far away from Spain, so they couldn't get things done the way they wanted to, LOL.



    Still, I will go to church and confess. Promise....
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    Re: What fragrances make you want to dress up?

    Well, you have an alternative if you get bored of it and if looking for some kicks: Tom of Finland.



    In my case, Nina Ricci's Signoricci 2 and Guerlain's Vetiver .
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    Where is the tobacco?

    Based in this quote, taken from a thread on Davidoff 's Leather Blend



    I have the feeling that the word "tobacco" is misleadingly used: take Lanvin's Avant Garde, it is clasified as a tobacco...
  60. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    From Viffer.

    Polite notice: your wardrobe is beyond my dreams and I onle smelt 1/10 of them, so my choice is rather limited due to blatant ignorance.

    Being said this...

    - Valentino Uomo
    -...
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    Re: Select two orientals......

    Men's: Habit Rouge and JHL.
    Women's: Must, Le Baiser du Dragon

    Goog Lord! Except for HR, heavy stuff!

    Sent telepathically from a mobile device located in the South Pole.
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    No longevity in my case for the ones manufactured in the early 1990s, unf. Top notes were far from restrained.
  63. Re: Which note(s) represent your taste? And which scent suits the best for it?

    Woody - Guerlain's, Carven

    Fougeres - Chanel pour Homme

    Citrus - Monsieur de Givenchy

    Oriental - Habit Rouge, L'Air du Desert Marocaine (in very informal settings)

    Staple - English Style...
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    I have read somewhere that Pierre Dinand was the one who designed the bottle I showed before.

    After you posted yours, I checked in E Bay: it looks like at some time all 30ml bottles marketed by...
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    You mean this?

    38989

    I'd say that the bottle is ugly but quite consistent with the years it was designed: I can even see it as the cologne of a guy living with a girl who took an interest in...
  66. Is is synesthesia? Fueguia's 1833 Juan Manuel de Rosas

    I am working in my w'drobe during my free time: too many bottles and many ones I don't feel any kind of attraction to, so I plan to get rid of some by the time I move to a new house. This calls for...
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    Re: My collection comes out of the closet!

    That.

    Still, great w'drobe!
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    Re: You love a fragrance, but does it suit you?

    I have issues with rose-centered scents, like Tea Rose and Fueguia's 1833 Juan Manuel. I really like them but they make me feel "grandmotherish".

    I also have the same problem with feminines: they...
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    I was going to. I will as soon as I can...
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    I am running out of it, I hardly wear it for that reason.

    I am keeping an old bottle for nostalgia's sake.

    It is a very very very (but very) stupid reason for being sad, but I am (LOL). I...
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    Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    Outstanding revamped presentation when it comes to the box, the bottle lacks grace, the blend is completely unrelated to the former one, it could be described as "limited -complexity perfume strength...
  72. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Dane77 (BTW, congrats buddy, you sure have a great wardrobe)

    - Derby
    - Invasion Barbare
    - L'Air du Desert Marocaine
    - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    - New York
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    Re: Someone please help!

    Well... sticking to a policy will help. It can be samples, family, designers, vintage, niche, niche from the Middle East, you name it.

    As to BN, think of it as positive reinforcement. It is fine...
  74. Thread: Leather scent

    by Pollux
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    Re: Leather scent

    I assume the OP means the smell of leather goods, so that woud be on the vein of Knize 10. Any idea of a more contemporary, less expensive and easier to get version of it? I assume this would fit the...
  75. Re: If you could have one super-popular male frag in your wardrobe, what would it be?

    Le Mâle
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    Re: Best fragrance to mask cigarette after-smell?

    Cannabis Santal.
  77. Thread: Doppelganger.

    by Pollux
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    Re: Doppelganger.

    Buddy... you just read my mind.

    Himalaya > XS?

    XS > Platinum E

    Platinum E > Burberry Men

    ...
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    Re: Inappropriate fragrances to wear when....

    I caused an allergy on someone. It was L'Occitane's Vetiver.


    People here as well as in Spain are quite frank and openly spoken, so the "buddy, you bathed in cologne" happened to me more than...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    Leather as in iso butil quinelone would overpower any tobacco - leaf EdC.
    First, I don't layer, I simply apply both on the chest. I just don't spray right on top.
    Bring said that, Bvlgari Black and...
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    Re: The best value in niche fragrances?

    Smell Bent?
    Andy Tauer maybe. Their scents are atomic so if you are into S&L, small vials will last a long time more even so if you have a wide collection.
    Sent telepathically from a mobile device...
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    Bois de Portugal
    Creed Royal Water
    Of all the ones I tried Imperial Millesime is a good spicy heck of a scent. I am not into spices, but complex indeed.
    As to the rest, I found them high quality...
  82. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Piper Nigrum. Could not find why it is so awesome for well reputed BNoters.
    All this comes to the point there is nothing more personal than preferences when it comes to smells and scents.
    Sent...
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    Re: Anything close to Chanel Egoiste?

    Since 2009 I've been reading that Trumper's Sandalwood would be the option. Besides that, none other have been mentioned.
    Sent telepathically from a mobile device located in the South Pole.
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    (double post)
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    Yap, :)



    It would not surprise me at all: we think about compositions, notes, accords and the sorts, not to speak of perfumery as an art and all that bs, but it all comes to smelly chemicals:...
  86. Thread: New egoiste

    by Pollux
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    Re: New egoiste

    As to its similarity with the original, I concur. I have both versions and the last one, even guessing that this does not belong to the latest batch, is quite true to the original.

    As to Antaeus,...
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    Re: Flankers... when ideas run out?

    In terms of R&D, developing flankers is more cost effective than starting from scratch. And if blends are worlds apart (for example, Chanel Platinum Egöiste and Egöiste) companies might profit from...
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    Re: wearing a females fragrance..

    It is very personal:

    - It depends of what makes you comfortable: in my case I don't like wearing Lanvin's Arpege, but I found others BNoters that do (for example, Larimar did while Aromaerotici...
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    I had great expectations on Aseel, Silver and Khaliji, but they did not work for me. I have Silver and Aseel left, gave away Kjaliji to someone who used it as a rose-base room deodorizer. Pretty...
  90. Thread: Spanish Cologne

    by Pollux
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    Re: Spanish Cologne

    There were many traditional houses like Parera and Myrurgia but they all were bought by Puig, which licenses brands like C. Herrera, Paco Rabanne and CD Garcons plus many other local designers like...
  91. Re: Mid 1990's template: Chanel Platinum Egöiste and the rest of them all

    I have true geranium essential oil, I going to give it a hand in hand try against the PE and the sort and report back.

    As to the "molecule" or whatever it might be in chemical terms, I will...
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    Re: Le Male terrible

    Yap. A good one indeed.

    I guess being a JPG is sort of offputting for many - the flask, the concept, the ads, the designer, etc.
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    LMAOL!!!

    In my case: a fleeting EdC.
  94. Re: Why do lady perfumistas pick classic fragrances for men?

    Because the exude virile qualities, not emasculated / metrosexual ones.

    Fir example, Dior Homme. For that instance choose a manlier oriental like Magie Noire or Chanel N° 19 - as mentioned by my...
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    Re: 1 million should i or not?

    Not. Horrible quantity of smell - alikes.

    For contemporary offerings there are many more interesting oriental / woody ones. I.E. YSL La Nuit de L'Homme, for example, even Guerlain's L'Homme Ideal,...
  96. Mid 1990's template: Chanel Platinum Egöiste and the rest of them all

    These responses:
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    Poll: Re: Which free fragrance should I choose?

    Of all the ones mentioned, the Hermes. And among them, I'd choose Terre. I gave Voyage a try and found it odd to say the least.

    As to the Pacos, not my cup of tea but it might be yours.

    No idea...
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    Re: Best desingner aquatic/fresh/woody

    Aqua Bvlgari..

    L'Eau Par Kenzo: Subtle yet complex.

    Sent telepathically from a mobile device located in the South Pole.
  99. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    No, don't!!! Fragant salt yes. But not a bathtub full of Envy!!!
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    Re: "Fragrances" I hate.

    I am working in a list.

    So far I can say that among the ones I have, Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit Absolute, Grey Flannel, One Man Show Golden Edition, Fueguia's Xocolatl, Avon Signature and Spazio...
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