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  1. Re: Pineapple Vintage & Noir ( Limited Time Promotion) $84.89 for 100 ml.

    thanks!
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    I'll swing by my local Macy's and see if they have the new version out
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme II reformulated

    This is/has been consistently available at Sephora for a couple years now
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    Re: Another Creed suggestions thread

    Virgin Island Water is my favorite creed
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Looking for a bottle (full or partial) of 15R12, figured this would be one of the better places to go!
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    Small sample of Tauer's Au Coeur du Desert

    gone to Pontgros
  7. Thread: Aventus 15R12

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    Aventus 15R12

    Looking for this batch in original bottle, any size (with box preferably)
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    Looking for a new suggestion in this genre... love Aventus and Virgin Island Water, already tried Alure Homme Blanche (meh) and KC reaction (super synthetic)
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    Re: Lets talk about Compliments

    Too much red pill, OP

    I literally have gotten compliments from strangers from 1-2 sprays - if that's too much cologne, too bad for them

    And I look ok, not nearly male-model status
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    i think it's a grey market batch (it has arabic writing)

    but it's literally the only batch i've gotten compliments from strangers on, and multiple times
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Another compliment for Aventus 15r12

    The GOAT batch
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    So for someone who likes pineapple/fruity batches, are there any batches so far in 2016 that are "can't miss" ?
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    Re: NEW: Armani Code Colonia

    They still sell Mania at Sephora
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    Re: pineapple vintage aventus?

    Does anyone get olfactory fatigue super quickly with this one?

    I smelled it briefly when I put it on, but can't smell it anymore at all :\
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    Re: Suggest me a creed for summer please

    Virgin Island Water is my favorite Creed, ranking even higher than Aventus
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    Re: Pineapple Vintage Discussion

    Purchased a bottle of Pineapple Vintage (original) a few days ago - unfortunately, shipping seems to be slow (at least compared to fellow Basenotes splitters/swappers)
  17. Re: Am I crazy for buying L'Aventure when I already have Aventus?

    I just bought Vintage Pineapple although I own Aventus. I heard it had a stronger pineapple, so I wanted to compare

    I think you're about as normal as the rest of us :)
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    Claimed by L'Homme Blanc Individuel!

    Four brand new samples of Tauer fragrances, with accompanying cards (this is one package):
    - Lonesome Rider
    - Orange Star
    - Vetiver Dance
    - Phi - Une Rose...
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    Re: Deodorant to match

    Creed has an official Aventus deodorant

    Only $75!

    lol
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    Re: Current/recent Dior Homme question...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/431157-Dior-Homme-Reformulations?p=3997827&viewfull=1#post3997827

    here is a good post by freewheelingvagabond that sums up my opinion of the latest Dior Homme...
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    Re: Au coeur du desert v/s LADDM ?

    I just ordered a bottle of LDDM and am now wondering if I should have gone with the Au Coeur, since I like the drydown of LDDM the most

    Edit: I got a sample of ACDD - it's much less brash and more...
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    Re: 2003 Bottle of Givenchy Pi

    This is a thread posted by someone selling the bottle in question on a facebook swap group

    It really should be in the "just starting out" subforum, if allowed at all

    edit: or the "perfume...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th November, 2016

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1032.jpg
  24. Re: Chanel's answer to Allure Homme Edition Blanche [+ + +]

    Having tried both the EDT-C and the EDP, the EDT-C is creamier while the EDP has a sharper lemony note

    Could be placebo effect though!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Late to the party, but I finally tried 15R11 and this is the batch that most resembles the sought-after 15U11

    Sour, almost metallic pineapple opening. Very fruity and fresh.
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    Re: Why are the 2016 batches so much cheaper?

    the 2015 batches were just as cheap, I remember getting 30 ml of a couple different batches for $42 shipped
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    If I want pineapple + fruit dominated Aventus, which recent batches should I be looking at? Just 16A01?

    Not a fan of the darker batches
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    10 ml or so of Virgin Island Water, free - just pay $5 for shipping costs

    PMing me is the best way of reaching me

    GONE to munch357
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    very interesting how opinions on 15U11 have come full circle and gone from great to trash to great again

    my first decant of Aventus was 15U11, and it had the tartest/sharpest pineapple but did not...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    "You smell so good! I want to just take your shirt!" - woman I do not know

    Aventus again, batch 15R12, 2 sprays on top of un scented moisturizer, applied this morning at about 830 am
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    Re: Basenotes is starting to slow again

    mine was going super slow earlier, seems better now
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    First compliment in forever!

    "You smell nice. What are you wearing? It smells perfect!"

    Believe in the power of Aventus. Two shots to the chest at 8 am this morning, it is now 6 pm. I don't...
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    Re: I think I'm the wrong kind of fragrance snob

    You could buy the bottle and then quickly decant the juice into your own atomizers

    Then throw the bottle out (or sell it!)
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    PENDING

    Another batch of samples, free to a good home

    Asking for recipient to Paypal me $5 to cover the shipping costs

    Included are:

    MFK
    - Amyris
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Extreme new bottle

    Ridiculously long longevity.

    Sprayed it 2x under my shirt, wore it, then threw my shirt in a corner and forgot about it. Put it on to go to the gym a few days later and it still smelled like...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I somewhat agree with this

    15U11 was noticeably different (lighter, fruitier, fresher)
    15X01 was a darker batch, missing the light/fresh/fruity

    The rest have smelled the same to me
  37. Thread: Sampling Creed

    by Hobbes
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    Re: Sampling Creed

    Aventus - because of the hype

    Virgin Island Water - underrated, sometimes I think it is better than Aventus

    Millisime Imperial - used to be the big Creed always named pre-2010

    Original...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    great first post!

    also, I never tell customs that I'm shipping fragrances - I just claim they're glass bottles (which is half true!)
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    people think that the Z batch will be special because of the folklore surrounding Z01

    not sure that I buy it
  40. Re: What fragrance do you wear and enjoy that Basenotes generally looks down on?

    I like Sean John Unforgivable, as well as Multi-Platinum (which is pretty lauded on here, actually)

    Kenneth Cole Reaction was a guilty pleasure for a while
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    Re: Bleu de chanel not really amazing

    the opening of Bleu EDT is really nice, but when it shifts into the incense stage, it just becomes super noxious to me

    Would definitely wear Bleu if it were a linear scent of the topnotes
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    Poll: Re: which "package" for 150-160 (165-175 $)

    package number 2 is great

    DHI is a modern classic, and Jardin isn't too shabby either!
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    Re: Giorgio Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I did this exact same thing.

    I have to say, Basenotes members hardly ever lead me astray

    As an update to my post from a couple days ago: I will always have this in rotation now, despite not...
  44. Re: Fragrances you love/enjoy, but you're not sure where or when to wear them? or are scared to?

    L'air du desert morocain

    The drydown is nice, but I worry about smacking people over the head on the metro with the opening
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    Re: So i just got Pure Tonka in the mail and.....

    Weird, I didn't get a Rochas Man vibe at all from Pure Tonka

    Rochas Man was sickeningly sweet on me, Pure Tonka is smoother and more wearable vanilla
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    I'm beginning to think I prefer VIW over Aventus (crazy talk, I know)

    Both of those are as close to 10 as possible for me - I will always have a bottle/decant of each in rotation
  47. Fragrances similar to LDDM that are more wearable?

    I really like the dry down to LDDM, but I feel like the dryness before then precludes me from wearing it more/as on office scent. What are some fragrances that are similar but more wearable that I...
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    Re: Giorgio Armani: Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I never understood the hype behind regular Acqua di Gio, but I recently bought this and I like it

    Original ADG and Profumo start out virtually the same to my nose, but Profumo develops into...
  49. Re: Solicited some girls opinions on several popular frags today ... their feedback inside

    the TL;DR - Aventus is still king! :-)
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water 12J01 wow!!

    sadly, for Creeds it is

    I love VIW though, gonna pick up a bottle once my decant runs out!
  51. Re: Millesime Imperial: How's the Performance For You?

    awful performance on a decant I received of the new formulation (clear bottle, gold top) - literally couldn't smell it after a couple minutes

    decent performance on decant I got from the old...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    Seconded.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I would actually love to see a picture of your entire collection. I can't even imagine how that would look
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    Personally, I think I top out around 7 or so

    If I can't wear a scent at least once a week, I probably don't like it enough to own
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    Re: Edition Blanche EDT or EDP?

    Try them both for yourself and find out

    A lot of people on Basenotes claim that they're not different, but I tried both within the last couple of months and the EDT was a lot smoother and creamy...
  56. Re: Another creed online seller closed down thanks to blabbermouths

    so you're actually mad because you're losing some of your profit, rather than because end-users are going to have to pay more

    interesting.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Has anyone tried batch 15Y01 and have an initial review?
  58. Re: Same Perfume, both are original but different scent. Is it possible?

    There's an entire Aventus sub-forum dedicated to this phenomenon
  59. Re: Name a fragrance you prefer the EDT over the EDP !

    +1 on these
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    this is now gone, to worldcomingdown

    Tom Ford - Oud Wood, 5 ml+ decant

    Asking for you to cover $5 shipping via PayPal
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    Stranded on an island - you only get 3 scents

    Pick your top three, that you'll have to wear for an indeterminate period of time.

    Mine would be:

    1) Aventus
    2) Dior Homme Intense
    3) Virgin Island Water

    edit: let's assume it's a...
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    Re: Grey Vetiver or Sel de Vetiver

    Grey Vetiver

    I actually prefer to EDT to EDP (most people like the EDP better on here), but both are definitely worth a try
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    Re: How do you compare LIDGE to Original A*Men???

    LIDGE is a much safer blind buy

    Refined, subtle, mature smelling cocoa
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Just really, really sweet on me. Not a lot of spices
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Just got my decant from a fellow BNer

    The underlying A-Men DNA is still there under the vanilla, but I agree with previous assessments that this is much more wearable/versatile than previous...
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    Favorite 2015 Aventus batch?

    Hi all,

    I was wondering what your favorite batches from the 2015 year are. I've been buying up lots of decants, and am contemplating taking the plunge and buying a full 4 oz bottle. I know that...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    DC metro area as well

    I did see the 15R12 though
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    Re: A deep, strong and bold Orange fragrance?

    Tom Ford Mandarino Di Amalfi doesn't get a lot of love on here, but it lasts forever on me and doesn't venture into "too sweet" territory like Concentre D'Orange Verte does on my skin

    if you look...
  69. Re: A comment a friend made, about a friend she has.... WARNING (possible "bad taste" thread)

    If your friend bottles this stuff, he will make a fortune!

    Eau de Balls
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    Re: Fresh scents...in the winter?!

    I never understood the summer/winter dichotomy

    I (and I'm guessing a lot of BNers) work in an office environment. There is no summer or winter in here - it's in the 70's year round.

    I just...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Tobacco and Amber body spray

    I smelled the antiperspirant deodorant sticks for Oud+Vanilla and Frozen Musk+Ginger at Walmart

    I was not impressed by either. Still on the hunt for Tobacco+Amber
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel EDT vs. EDP

    I like the EDT better for its grapefruit/citrusy opening

    But they both dry down to something spicy and headache-inducing on me, so I've never purchased either
  73. Re: Comments from others that make you realize something about a scent and ruin it......

    a lot of Oud Wood hate from non-Basenoters in this thread, jeez
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    thanks for the initial review, buysblind!
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    Re: What Is Your Favorite Tom Ford Cologne?

    - Grey Vetiver (EDT > EDP)
    - Oud Wood
    - Mandarino di Amalfi

    Maybe Tobacco Vanille, but it's not wearable at work - strictly evening scent
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    Re: Are all CREEDS potent and long lasting?

    Millisime Imperial has god awful projection and longevity on me

    Aventus is good on both counts
  77. Re: Are there 2 types of Creed Millesime Imperial??? Gold bottle and clear bottle?

    I have tried both

    The newest formulation does nothing on my skin - it's almost undetectable a few mins after application (got a decant from a legitimate BN splitter)

    I also got a decant of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    10 mL decant of L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme

    Claimed by Butters via PM at 1:29 AM EST
  79. Re: What are you going to be wearing on Valentine's day?

    Love and Tears by By Kilian

    Foreveralone...
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    Re: No more Chanel samples

    I was going to say this. You can almost never find Chanel at a discount on Amazon or any e-tailer. Your only shot at not paying sticker price is getting lucky on the Sales board on BN
  81. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    I'm conflicted on this - I can't conclusively say one is better than the other, they just serve different purposes.

    Dior Homme - more versatile, fresher smelling (?), more interesting transitions ...
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    Re: NEW from Tom Ford: Neroli Portofino Forte

    Has anyone already tried it + is able to speak on the differences between this and regular NP?
  83. Re: Fess Up! Popular, Well-Known Fragrances You STILL Haven't Smelled

    Green Irish Tweed - I've had no interest in it because apparently it can easily be mistaken for Cool Water
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    Re: How is current Egoiste?

    i am one of those people

    I have tried very hard to like Egoiste so I can have a Chanel in my collection, but it just never clicks
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    same, I like Millisime Imperial fleetingly as well
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    Must-tries from Tom Ford

    I've been getting into more Tom Ford frags of late, because they're relatively unique and just plain smell good.

    So far, I like Grey Vetiver EDT, Oud Wood, and Mandarino di Amalfi. What are some...
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    Re: I love the hype!

    I go out of my way to try all the hyped frags on Basenotes

    DHI - nice, but not versatile enough
    Pure Malt - see above
    LIDGE - see above
    Aventus - love it
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    Re: My Tom Ford Oud Wood has NO smell.

    it may be a fake or horrible batch

    my Oud Wood decant has ridiculous longetivity

    I put it on yesterday around 8 am and I could still smell it at around 6 pm (2 sprays)
  89. Re: Why is Aventus So Popular when the Scent is So Bad?

    I agree with this. So far of the batches I've tried, 15U11 is my favorite while I really don't like 15X21 at all.

    It's also possible that you got a fake, because even though I don't like 15X21, I...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    That's why you have to just pick a batch you like the best, and keep on buying it! :D
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    Re: Suggest a vetiver....

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
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    Re: YSL L'Homme and La Nuit?

    If you don't like spicy scents, avoid these two frags.

    I bought l'Homme off a Basenoter and tried La Nuit in Macy's and just didn't like them, despite the glowing reviews

    Definitely sample...
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    Removing ratings from fragrances

    Currently, when you assign a score to a frag, you can only modify the score from 1-5 and can't reset it back to 0 with a button. The same thing applies to the longevity and sillage ratings.

    I...
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    Recommendations for woody but not spicy scents

    It seems that most of the time, woody + spicy go hand in hand. I really dislike spicy scents though - I don't like wearing Egoiste, but like TF Oud Wood.

    Suggestions for new stuff to try?
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    Re: When do YOU decide to buy a full bottle?

    when I think I will actually make us of it alongside the bottles already in my collection. No point in getting something that will always be passed up in favor of Aventus or Virgin Island Water
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    of the 15's, I'm a big fan of x01

    I put on 2 sprays to the chest and one spray of u11 to the neck, and it's awesome
  97. Re: How closely does Ed Hardy Love & Luck resemble Millesime Imperial?

    Honestly, Unforgivable gets a bad rap on BN

    I got a newer batch of MI and preferred Unforgivable Multi-Platinum over it greatly, and probably regular Unforgivable as well

    The older batches of...
  98. Re: When your friends what to use your expensive cologne

    I like letting my friends try fragrances in my arsenal and seeing which they prefer
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the Giants!

    Wow I didn't see this result coming

    ...
  100. Re: Philosophy fresh cream smells delicious but stays too close to the skin.

    a close friend of mine got Philosophy Compassionate from Sephora and loves the vanilla smell - you could try layering the two
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