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    Re: Should I get Frapin 1270?

    I have The one and tried Frapin 1270. No they are not the same in my view. There is no boozy smell to The one compared to Frapin 1270. The one is a great cologne by 1270 is by far a much superior...
  2. Re: Is there any apple pie (Apple+Cinnamon) fragrance ?

    Hermes Ambre Narguile DEFITNETLY smells to me apple pie baking.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Just felt like I needed to add my most complimented fragrance.

    Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Every time I wear this one out, I've been told You smell "Delicious", "Yummy", or "Amazing"

    Even though...
  4. Re: frapin 1270 vs. caravelle epicee - which one do you prefer and why?

    I tried both but I lean towards 1270
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    Re: Fragrances Reacting Badly With My Skin

    could be your skin just eats up scents. Try using body oil like this one.
    ...
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    Re: A 'College' Kid's Foray

    I'll take a shot, these are from my own wardrobe.

    Work: I would go with an everyday nice smelling scent in this category: Blue de Channel, Bvlgari Man
    Formal Events (think: interview). Interview...
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    Re: If you could only keep one Mugler fragrance..

    PH for me, it works really well in any setting. Second would be PM, but it's just way to strong as a work scent. I got a PH tester for 60 bucks on ebay.
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    Re: pure havane simular

    Why buy something similar if you like Pure Havane? I bought mine off ebay for 65 bucks (Tester).
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    Re: Help me with Selection - Newbie

    I think you can find all of mine in sephora except for the Black Orchids that one You have a better chance in Nordstrom. But you should see Allure , the one and YSL in Nordstromas well.

    As for...
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    Re: Help me with Selection - Newbie

    Try
    The one by D & G,
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Channel
    Tom Ford Black Orchids
    Bvlgari man
    l'eau par kenzo pour homme
    l'homme ysl
    PI NEO by Givenchy
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    Re: Frapin 1270 ... Amazing!

    Personally, I do enjoy the smell after it has calmed down a bit but I would really only wear this in the Winter where temperature is well below in 50's or less
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    Re: Frapin 1270 ... Amazing!

    I also love 1270, one of the better boozy gourmand scents out there. I've also tried all the frapins and find 1270,L'Humaniste , and 1697.

    1697 is out of the bat a shit storm of scents. I don't...
  13. Re: Please help! Where can get Thierry Mugler Pure Malt?

    Pure Havane and Pure Malt to me are two very completely different fragrances. While Pure Malt is straight a kick to the face with the boozey whiskey note, I find Pure Haven to be much softer and...
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    Poll: Re: Looking to blind buy Frapin

    I also suggest to sample but if you must I liked 1270.
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    Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin Guerlain

    I was wondering if anyone on basenotes who lives in the DC area knows where I could possibly grab a bottle of this?

    I would really like to get my hands on this fragrance.
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    Re: Top 3 Gourmand Scents!!

    Designer:
    Pure Malt
    Pure Havane (Fav Designer)
    Rochas Man

    Niche:
    Frapin 1270
    Gourmand Coquin
    ambre narguile
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    Re: A good gourmand cologne for gentleman?

    Just got a sample of Frapin 1270. It is awesome. I would say Boozy Gourmand smelling, to me it has somewhat a similar cross smell between pure malt and L'Instant Extreme.

    Boozy at first then drys...
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    Re: Perfumed Court sells D&G By decant - Real?

    Recently bought a bottle of by man from a fellow base noter. Especially with all the hype I was very curious to smell this. Personally I don't get the animalistic vibe that people keep saying. Its...
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    Re: Help a freshman smell fresh

    Rochas man, chocolate goodness. Great for cold weather nightlife. 50 ml for like 20 bucks. Check tjmaxx or marshalls. Thats where I got mine. Saw love and luck and it was 30. That is also a very...
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    Re: Got Pure Havane..now I will be Returning It!

    Where did you guys buy it at? Does Macy or Nodstrom Carry it? PURE HAVANE that is. Just got a sample recently and I dig it more then my PURE MALT.
  21. Re: I need help choosing my next frag to purchase

    SMW smells pretty damn good on me and i'm a guy!

    If your looking for a frag for Fall/Winter and price isn't really an issue. Defitnetly check out Musc Ravaguer. I recently got a sample of it and...
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    Re: Help in my next purchase.

    If your aim is to mainly attract girls/opposite sex in the high school/college scene. I'd go with sweeter gourmandy colognes.

    Def. try La Nuit by YSL. It's great, less then 60 dollars and you can...
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    Re: perfumed court decanters: is it legit?

    I've order samples from luckyscent and perfume court before. Both Legit. I especially like Perfume Court for their niche selection. Especially if you just want to see if you really want to drop that...
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    Re: bleu de chanel vs la nuit de l'homme

    Own both as well, I would say I enjoy wearing both but I personally like La Nuit better. La Nuit I wear at night/going out and winter.

    Bleu I work for work and casual and during the summer.
  25. Re: Looking for night time fragrance for man- mostly going out to clubs. Know nothing about fragranc

    I also live in the DC area. I would say La Nuit is a good choice. I would try both out, but I have the original EDT and it lasts all night and gotten tons of compliments. Works well for clubbing and...
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    Re: Creed Aventus = Armani Attitude!!!???

    I own both colognes. Attitude and Aventus. I can see the similarities your talking about. The tobacco smokiness of the cologne. BUT they are very distinctly different. There is no pineapple note in...
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    Re: Need a sexy scent for a friend

    Is he going out to dinner and movies? Or Dinner and then drinks at a bar/club.

    La Nuit works very well in both of those situations, projects really well and last all night.
    I will also say D&G...
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    Re: Got my L'Instant Guerlain Extreme in today!

    Though I say this is a winter scent though, I wouldn't wear this during the summer. Spring in my view is still passable since it's still cold enough.
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    Re: Having trouble wearing D&G The One

    mambac, if you are interested in selling it, i'm interested in buying it.
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    Re: I don't understand the YSL La Nuit hype

    I'm going to go with, It's not anything AMAZING. But this does get me many compliments when I wear it out. I wear this when I'm out on the town.
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    Re: Spring/Summer time frag

    I would also look at Gucci Pour Homme 2, definitely a very unique scent. Ed Hardy Love and Luck is pretty good as well. So is Paco Robanne XS.
  32. Poll: Re: Have you tried/Do you own Creeds Aventus and MI? (Question)

    There both very good colognes in my opinion. You can't go wrong with either one. I am leaning more towards Aventus because though I do like MI, I LOVE the pineapple note and the smokey/Ashy vibe...
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    Re: CREED: Who has NEVER tried them?

    I was also in the camp "NO way would I buy expensive fragrances", but after going into a store and testing Aventus on my skin. I was hooked. So I recently purchased GIT, SMW, MI, and Santal from...
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    Re: Help with longevity and projection

    Try other fragrances, like Rochas man, GIT , Gucci Envy, Terres Hermes, Linstant Guerlain Extreme. You'll just need to keep sampling till you find ones that are perfect for you.

    1 Million projects...
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    Re: Purchasing 4oz bottle, MI or Aventus?

    Nice, You can't go wrong with Aventus in my view, I like the Pineapple rubbery smokey vibe it gives off. I also have MI and both on my skin lasts a good 6-8 hours. (I can still smell them on my...
  36. Thread: Job Interview

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    Re: Job Interview

    I also go with don't wear a fragrance. Just make sure you look clean, sharp, and personable. THere not going to care if you smell like a million bucks
  37. Re: YSL La Nuit De L'Homme (EDP) / Euphoria Intense / 1 Million / Black Code

    I own 1 Million, La nuit (EDT), and CK Intense Euphoria. Haven't tried black code, but tried code.

    Out of all of them I say La Nuit would be your best buy for overall versatility. EDP I think...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes:

    It's a Orange spicey earthy vibe to it. It's not bad, but I def won't say it's the best. For me it has a weird metallic smell in the dry down that I don't like. I do like the orange blast in the...
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    Re: Need an office cologne

    Personally, I like keeping my colognes for work no offensive and light. Especially if you work in a inclosed area. BLVGARI MAN, CK Euphoria, GIT, MI, Curve are a few that I wear daily to work just...
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    Re: Blind bought 20!

    Most of the blind buys I do are from other Basenoters, only reason is because that way I don't have to pay retail price and if I don't like it, I don't feel like I wasted a ton of money
  41. Re: New! Tried Gucci Guilty PH yesterday--my take on it

    I actually like the female version a lot, so I'm definitely going to check it out.
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    Re: Aventus now available on Fragrancenet

    Personally, Aventus can be worn by any age in my view.
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    Congrats, I also just recenty got mine and had a full wearing yesterday defitnetly awesome. I like it better then MI that i'm wearing today. Funny thing is people say they can't smell MI on...
  44. Re: Is this normal for Creed Imperial Millesime 3 hour longevity

    I currently own Aventus, Silver Mountain Water, and now just recently got GIT from a basenote member. Longevity for me with Aventus is at best 5-6 hours that I can smell, but interesting enough I...
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    Re: I got my blind buy YSL M7 mini today, and

    A very similar one in my view that smells a lot like M7 especially the dry down would be Jungle for men by Kenzo. Jungle doesn't have the medicinal cough syrup smell in the beginning and has in my...
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    Re: How do i find the perfect fragrance..for ME??

    Beauty Encounter online is agreat place to buy samples or ebay. If you have a sephora in canada I would go there since they will decant a small sprayer for you to try out.

    I don't have One scent,...
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    Re: Fragrance for Christmas Gift

    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll def look at the ones you guys have suggested.
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    Fragrance for Christmas Gift

    Hi,

    I am trying to buy a perfume as a christmas gift to a good friend of mine. Do you guys have any suggestions in what a good Fruity Winter Perfume?

    Or maybe even Fruity Floral? Or maybe even...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    First off, Fragrances in general are a LUXURY item. The reason why we buy them if so we can smell better or attract the opposite sex.

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO reason to attack another member of...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    Jonny just do what you think it's best for you. People are opinionated, that's how we are as a society. Frankly I say if you can do it and can get away with it then do it. It will save you 300 bucks....
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    That again is a matter of OPINION. I don't see anything wrong in what he is trying to do. If you can show me proof that returning four bottles of fragrances back to a major store is going to somehow...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    Ethics of returning a fragrance? I get what your saying, but at the same time IF the store has a policy where it does not care if you do return a used fragrance. Then why should I as a consumer care?...
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    Hey Jonny If nordstrom is allowing you to do this then go for it. Don't feel bad about the bashing it's not your fault the store HAS a policy for letting u return a used product. Im sure you are not...
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    Re: Do you keep your scents in their boxs?

    In a Closet but dark and cool. I keep my boxes in case I eventually decide to sell a few when I have too many.
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    Re: Looking for signature scent

    I did like D&G The one, but I have one that is very similar to it and did not buy. It's called Jungle by Kenzo. I really like it. M7 is also really good it also has the The one gentleman vibe to it,...
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    Re: Ramblings in the key of NOOB

    Try aventus and mi from creed, lots of basenoters love these two fragrances from what I can tell. There a bit more pricey. Have you tried bvlgari man or bleu de chanel? I like them a lot. Can be worn...
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    Re: Looking for signature scent

    Do you certain scent preferences? Like light scents or dark? Woody? Floral? Spicy? Gourmand? Etc etc you need to give us an idea in what you like or currently own.
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    Re: fragrance for every day?

    Niche? Or designer? I like bvlgari man it's clean casual and easy to wear to work/play and in all season. Very modern smell. I like silver mountain water more fruity floral for me but it smells...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu De Chanel vs. Bvlgari Man

    I have both, I wear them depending on my moods but there mostly my work colognes , I like wearing safe scents to work since I also metro into work and don't want someone getting naseuous over my...
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    Re: Polo Blue vs Bleu de Chanel

    Personally,

    I don't find them similar. I owned Polo Blue and currently own Bleu de Chanel. Polo Blue is your typical aquatic summer fresh scent. I really enjoyed it when I had it.

    I'm in the...
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    Re: buying fragrances online

    I've used Amazon.com. Shipping is fast and never had an issue with the colognes being old or anything.
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    Re: Ebay reliable for samples?

    Good experience from ebay as well. Just make sure you look at their raitings. Overall samples I bought where original.
  63. Re: A scent for job interviews. I need expert advice!

    I would really suggest you go scentless, you have no idea if your cologne might offend someone. Someone might have sensitive nose. So best to just shower and wear deodorant. Look presentable, shaved,...
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    Re: NEW Dolce & Gabbana The one Gentleman

    I also tried this at Macy's, on me it smells very similar to Kenzo Jungle and I like it. But it has to much simliatry for me to feel the need to buy this bottle. I also have M7 which in my view has...
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    Re: Givenchy Play Intense & Cool Water

    I have to agree with Larwiz, They smell completely different and are not even in the same realm.
  66. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

    by JMUHOBO
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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    It's a very Clean refreshing fragrance. On my skin it has a minty feel to it at first. Then it smooths out. Very nice in my view, I may pick it up once the price goes down. I don't think it's worth...
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    Re: Dior or Guerlain random purchase day

    I'd get L'instant Extreme , it's a really great cologne.
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    Re: Got L'instant Guerlain pour homme extreme....

    So my tester came in the mail today and you guys were not kidding. this stuff is AMAZING. I can't stop sniffing myself. I may actually have to buy a bottle with the cap because the white paper tester...
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    Re: Got L'instant Guerlain pour homme extreme....

    I am actually blind buying this on ebay. Reviews for the guy looks good and it's 57 dollars. Only thing is it's a Tester Bottle so no cap. Does anybody have an empy Guerlain L'instant bottle that...
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    Re: What are your Favorites from Kenzo?

    Hey I am interested in getting the Kenzo Woody, How would you describe the scent of it. Where did you buy it? Since I have no idea where I could test this.
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    Re: What are your Favorites from Kenzo?

    I have Kenzo Pour Homme, Kenzo Jungle, Kenzo l'Eau pour Homme and Kenzo Tokyo.

    I like them all except Kenzo Pour Homme, it gives me a headache.

    My Fav is Kenzo Tokyo, too bad it only lasts...
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    Re: Signature fragrance for my birthday, 17

    I know a lot of basenoters dislike Bleu de Chanel, but I think this will be a great fragrance for you to try out. To me it's a very refreshing everyday casual/going out/formal wear and all year...
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    Bleu de Chanel

    I like it, it's my office work and every day scent. I've gotten 4-5 compliments from ladies already since I bought this on thursday. It's not mind blowing but it's a great scent and...
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    Re: cologne for teenage boy

    WHy don't you give him something like a gift set sampler like these

    http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P261819&categoryId=C7381...
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    Re: Armani Attitude is missing something

    My exact thoughts, but I do love it so I wear this as a Work cologne. Very inoffensive
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    Re: Newbie in Arlington, VA

    Welcome dude! I see your from Arlington VA, I'm assuming by DC area. Same here, Enjoy the hobby~!
  77. Thread: Gucci Guilty

    by JMUHOBO
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    Re: Gucci Guilty

    I have a question for you guys, can this be used as a unisex fragrance? The lady let me sample this in the Male fragrance section so I was surprised that this was actually considered a female...
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    1 Million by Paco Rabanne
    Opium Pour Homme by YSL
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    Re: Are there some people who just wont project?

    Hey guys, I was researching through basenotes and other sites and came up with this. Some people bought Neutrogena Body Oil, Fragrance Free, 8.5-Ounce Bottles and say it doesn't mess with the...
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    Re: Need a new work scent...any help?

    These are my work scents currently

    Prada amber pour Homme
    Azzaro Chrome
    Azzaro PH
    Azzaro Onyx

    L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme
    Curve for Men
    Armani Attitude
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    Re: Choosing My First Fragrance

    Hey Trogdor!

    Welcome the world of fragrance, Do you have a preference though? like Woody,Floral,Spicey, etc etc? There are tons of fragrances.

    Two I would try that are all around great...
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    Re: Searching for a good fruity frag.

    We talking about Fresh smelling fruity fragrances? or Sweet fruity Fragrances?

    Freshy Lemon like that I have and own is L'eau Par Kenzo By Kenzo, extremely refreshing in my view.

    Sweet Fruity...
  83. Re: I wanna go dark and intense. Will you be so handy and gimme a piece of advice?

    Another one you might want to try is Jungle by Kenzo, it's very similar smell wise to M7, BUT it's slightly more sweeter and spicier then M7 (also own and smells great), but M7 has more of a...
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    Re: Another one for University

    Have you tried Euphoria Intense by CK? It's a sweet fragrance. At first it's very sweet on the first spray then after 15-20, on my skin it turns to a sweet floral kinda scent. It's very nice and I...
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    Bought

    Envy by Gucci
    Curve by Liz Clairborne
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    Re: why do we wear a fragrance?

    I like fragrances because I like how scents can be exciting and created in different ways. It can attract the opp. sex or just make yourself feel great.

    Also I like smelling good and like the...
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    Re: Hello, New Guy Here

    I won't go and say don't buy cheapies since cheapies can be real good (aka my 10 azzaro PH buy), but if you have something that smells very similar to another one of your fragrances then it might be...
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    Re: Hello, New Guy Here

    Personally for me, I think Azzaro PH is a all season scent, since I use this for work all the time.

    Do you have a preference for woody,flowery, or spicey scent?

    I have A*Men, I am not fond of...
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    Re: Hello, New Guy Here

    Hey Gonzo! Same boat I'm just getting into the whole Fragrance hobby.

    If your like me and starting to dress more professional and want to start building up a stock of fragrances. Check out Azzaro...
  90. Samples? Where to buy them. (Creed,Amouage, Bond No 9)

    Hi,

    Need some help here in finding where I could possibly buy samples for Creed,Amouage, and Bon No 9 colognes.

    Where have you guys gotten them online before and reliability of these online...
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    Re: This one is for the LURKERS>>>PLEASE READ

    Hey quick question, is Creed really that good ? Sillage/Projection/and Uniqueness?

    I have been wanting to buy a creed fragrances, but find the price hard to swallow and want to know if you can...
  92. Re: New Fragrance: Kenzo Homme Eau de Toilette Boisée / Woody

    Hey, I recently bought the Kenzo by Kenzo, though i'm not particularly fond of the opening at first. To me it smells a bit like air freshener (clean linen) from a grocery store, but when it settles...
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    Re: * S o t D, Friday, 20 August 2010

    Kenzo by Kenzo
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    Re: Throw Away Your Bottles.

    This is tough, But if I have to I would choose one where I can wear everywhere and daily and all season. I"m going to have to go with Jungle by Kenzo. I just recently bought this puppy and am really...
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    Re: * S o t D, Thursday, 19 August 2010

    Thanks! I didn't have a clue.

    I'm wearing Onyx by Azzaro.
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    Re: * S o t D, Thursday, 19 August 2010

    what does S o t D stand for?
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    Re: This one is for the LURKERS>>>PLEASE READ

    I would say I've been a lurker for a while now (5 months?) Got into the the whole fragrance hobby 7-8 months ago. This is a GREAT place to find new fragrances that I've never heard before. (Causes...
  98. Re: help me out, i'm trying to come up with grown up versions of what i wore in my younger days...

    l'eau par kenzo... ok i'm kinda lost with this one... hmm... lemony aquatic... chlorine...

    Oh man, I actually enjoy this one! and i'm in my late twenties.
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