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    Re: Released in past year that is really good?

    Thanks for everyone for suggestions!

    Btw i noticed basenotes has upgraded its forums..is it just me or is the site very slow now?

    Yeah it weird me taking some time off..I really am enjoying...
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    Released in past year that is really good?

    Hey all!

    I have not been to the site since I think late 2009...my hobby sort of stopped due to losing job, money issues.

    So I have been wearing just what I have, which in a way made me...
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    Re: Body kouros or Kouros?

    Best compliment I ever got while wearing Body Kouros from a woman:

    you smell great!, it is subtle but sexy!

    cannot get any better then that
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    Re: Fragrance you get the most negative comments on

    Majority of time when I wear too much, is only time i get a negative complaint.

    So i have been real easy on the trigger as of late.

    The only one that I know of that got me a real negative...
  5. Thread: I am pisst

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    Re: I am pisst

    well TPC got back to me and they said they would only replace if it happened during shipping.

    Oh well...guess it time to invest in a bigger bottle
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    Re: I am pisst

    Hmm i did not think of even complaining to them..I guess it work a shot...Thanks for the suggestion...but yeah I do love Rose 31..and would love to go in a split
  7. Thread: I am pisst

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    I am pisst

    My 8 ml decant from TPC of Le Labo Rose31 leaked all over my bag...somehow the cap got loose no idea..what a waste of $20.. I only used 1-2 ml...

    I never had a plastic atomizer ever leak like...
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    Re: Encre noire or terre d'herme

    another vote for encre noir
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    Re: My nose was raped!

    i take it he did not get the job?
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    well today I am wearing Musc Ravaguer - 1 spray to the wrists then i did the rubbing wrists transfers to sides of my neck.

    So far I can smell it easily without having to bring my wrists to my nose.
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    Thanks everyone for all the suggestions.
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    Ambre 114 by Histoire de Parfums
  13. Thread: Ambre Sultan.

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    Re: Ambre Sultan.

    Ambre 114 is my favourite wearing it now

    I have yet to try Ambre Precieoux not sure where I can even try it in the US

    and never heard of Ambre Timbet..will have to look for that

    Ambre Sultan...
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    Re: Most Over-Rated Fragances

    Ok It might just be my skin but Chergui and Amber Sultan, actually now that I think about it I cannot find any SL fragrances worth anything.
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    That is a good idea...maybe I will spray on my wrists and try to transfer as much as I can to my neck by pulse points
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    The biggest problem I have is I have a 1 hour train ride into the city and I am sitting next to people in sometimes cramp corners

    So I know what some people might not consider powerhouses...
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    Scents that only need 1 spray

    Where do you spray them?

    For example Musc Ravaguer I would not spray it more then once

    I was trying to decide where to spray - wrists, neck( where on neck?), or chest?

    So for powerhouses...
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    Re: Most sensual fragrance?

    I will have to say Body Kouros

    a lady I was with while having love described the scent as sexy but subtle, best compliment I can get
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 26 Dec 09

    Tam Dao
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 21 Dec 2009

    Le Labo Rose 31
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    Re: Amouage Tribute: Just sampled it

    Well after wearing it for a full day my thoughts have changed,

    I love the first few hours especially the top notes, and after the first few hours it changes a lot and lots of interplay going on...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute: Just sampled it

    Well I like this a lot better then Homage so far, only applied about 30 minutes ago so will see how it develops and how long it lasts

    bad part if it like it will really hurt my wallet
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    Re: Amouage Tribute: Just sampled it

    I got a call last night that Aedes just got it in, I am going to brave the cold and make the long walk and test this today I am dieing to try this
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    Re: Creed Store Now open In New york

    I have not had a chance to visit been swamped at work and now it is freezing cold here
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    Re: Are you Over Bond 9 Scents?

    There are only 3 I really like and own:

    Bleecker
    Riverside
    Coney Island

    all the rest meh...
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    Re: Love For New Haarlem

    To me it smells like maple syrup and gets me nauseating sick, I have tried it several times. The opening is great but the drydown is the maple syrup.

    The odd thing is i own and love Rochas man,...
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    Re: Tam Dao - King Of Sandalwood

    I like Tam Dao a lot, unfortunately only lasts about 4-5 hours on me
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 11 December 2009

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    Smells so great on this really cold day in NY today
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    Re: Progress Report: Creed New York Boutique

    I heard the official Date is Dec 16th
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 10 December 2009

    Opium PH EDP
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 9 December 2009

    Encre Noire by Lalique
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    Re: Amber / Vanila suggestions ...

    Histoire de Parfums Ambre 114
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    here is what i was told in an email from creed:
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    Re: Rose 31 or No. 88?

    I just got a decant of Rose 31 and love it!

    I think eventually I might get a bottle, but I never tried no. 88
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    Well after my second day through applying through a regular atomizer my results are still the same, it lasts only about 4 hours, initially I get a lot more citrus, and yet there is hardly any...
  36. Re: Which "female" scents do you guys wear in public, and in private?

    Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant, that is the only one I own currently that i wear regularly at work that is classified as female, but I have sampled many female scents
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    Well I just applied it at 8:50 am through spray mechanism and I can tell you this..definitely different then when dabbing a lot different

    Now maybe because I got a lot more or maybe because it...
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    M. Micallef - Where to sample in NYC?

    Is it possible?

    I do not recall seeing them anywhere but then again I was not looking for them.

    Anyone know which boutiques or saks or bergdorfs might be in ?


    Thanks
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    so i was at bergdorf again today this time the women store and they had a real tester bottle and i asked if they got any samples he said no but he can make one up for me, so he made a nice 1 ML...
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I think that is what the plan is in fact she told me she can hold some samples for me if I want, I think this release is a huge thing for this grand opening for the store
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    btw i am not going to purchase Windsor but I thought I pass this along since I emailed them a few days ago trying to find out where I can purchase Windsor in NYC and they told they will have plenty...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 02 December 2009

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Today I bought - December 2009

    Lalique Encre Noire 50ml - could not pass up on it for $20
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    Re: NYC Streetcorner Fragrance Vendors?

    Living in NYC I can tell you pretty much every vendor is selling fake juice, your best is definitely stay away

    also stay away from the fragrance district as well, it is very hard to to tell from...
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    Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    Interesting I never heard of Invastion Barbare I will have to look for that one to compare


    But I totally agree with you with regards to Ambre 114.

    Ambre 114 is one scent that just WoW'ed me...
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    True I just never spray on clothes, always afraid I might ruin my clothes or stain them, I am a skin person
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    so update 5 hours after I sprayed Windsor on the back of my hand it is gone, so very poor longevity compared to say SMW or GIT which I get at least 8 - 12 hours
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    Re: Favorites from the Histoires de Parfum Line

    Ambre 114 is the best in the line and I just bought a decant

    after that I think 1725, 1969 and 1740 all worth checking out
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    ok i got to sample it at SAKS, first of all i forget how much i cannot stand the Creed SA's at SAKS, they are so rude and snobbish, I like the Bergdorf SA so much better...but anyway on to my opinion...
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    I might stop by today and see if they have it, if not oh well, no big loss at this point means save me some big bucks =)
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 01 December 2009

    Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant
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    Re: Post your Top 5 Winter Fragrances

    Really hard to pin point:

    1) TF Tobacco Vanilla
    2) Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant
    3) Opium EDP
    4) Musc Ravageur
    5) Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Creed Windsor Now Available from Creed Website

    Does anyone know where they might have this in NYC?

    I was not going to check this out because of the price and i was really dissapointed with sublime vanilla but because of the rave review, and...
  54. Re: Amouage Homage - Just how suitable is it for a man?

    Unfortunately when I wore it all i got was just rose no other notes that is why i felt it was more feminine, but a very beautiful rose i might say
  55. Re: Amouage Homage - Just how suitable is it for a man?

    I found it leaning towards the feminine side as well, but my biggest complaint was 6 hours longevity.

    Which is fine saved me big bucks.

    I am really hoping Tribute will be a lot better
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    Re: The Musc Ravageur experience

    out of curiosity where do all of you spray it? i think if you spray more then once it a;most like a nuke
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    Re: Los Angeles Times new articles on fragrance

    I was kind of shocked to find out 600 are released every year is that accurate? it does not seem to be 600 but maybe it really is?
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    Re: smallish niche bottles

    I was at the hermes boutique recently and they will not allow you to mix and match you have to get all of the same for the 15 ml travel set
  59. Re: You can't smell it but EVERYONE ELSE CAN! Irritating much?

    There is one thing I do not understand when it comes to olfactory fatigue:

    Why certain fragrances you get it a lot sooner then others for example:

    Silver mountain Water and L'instant EDP...
  60. Re: Creed Silver Mountain Water vs. Bond no.9 Hamptons

    I prefer SMW and have superb longevity and sillage that lasts over 12 hours
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    Re: Nasomatto Black Afgano ~ new fragrance

    I had to try this at Barneys I did Duro one one hand and BA on other and after a few hours I would say they were very close to each other, BA to me was Duro + incense but a bit toned down and not as...
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    Re: Just sampled Back To Black and...

    this is weird i love both Tobacco Vanille & Ambre Narguille and I tried it again last night and even this morning when I woke up all I smelled was very sweet baby powder,

    I would say it was more...
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    Re: Musc 25 by Le Labo

    oh good i do not feel alone


    Have you smelled Silver Musc? Is it the same for you?

    With Silver Musc it is still very light like and I know it is there as a skin scent but I dont think I can...
  64. Thread: Nasomatto

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    Re: Nasomatto

    I remember liking Duro and Silver Musk but i must add Silver Musk was just borin and both lasted a really long time but still not sure if FBW
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    Musc 25 by Le Labo

    I must be anosmic to musc becuase I smell nothing on my skin at all and it been there for several hours now


    oh btw i was talking to the SA about the experiation date asking if that is really...
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    Re: Should I get rid of this EDP?

    This is one of my favourites and from what I understand is becoming extremely rare to find nowadays, if you want to sell it I think you will be able to real easily
  67. Thread: Chergui question

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    Re: Chergui question

    I think it was mostly the mid notes that smelled very closely to Givenchy Pi because by the time it got to the basenotes and drydown it nowhere as vanilla or sweet, but would need to do a better...
  68. Thread: Chergui question

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    Re: Chergui question

    I am going to have to do a side by side comparison then..
  69. Thread: Chergui question

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    Chergui question

    This is the second time I sampled and I love the first hour but every time it dries down it keeps reminding me so much of Givenchy PI

    Am I nuts?

    i want to really love it because it so talked...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute: Just sampled it

    I am in the minority but I never liked Homage, I always felt it was too feminine for my tastes plus it had poor longevity for me (6 hours tried it twice), now compared to Jubilation XXV, I find...
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    Re: The Musc Ravageur experience

    I like Musc Ravaguer but I cannot put on more then one spray, I usually spray right in my upper chest lower neck region. if i do anymore sprays then that I think I will knock people over because I...
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    Re: Versace The Dreamer any similar?

    Well one i just tried recently but much more expensive similarity is 1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfums, I was trying to figure out where I smelled this when i sampled it and was thinking Dreamer
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    Re: The newbie and the SA--my adventure

    I seen it happen as well and the SA says it happens so often he is surprised they do not break.

    it is good to know
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    Re: Found my perfect Amber

    I might have to resample Back to Black again I think I might still have some left might have to check and compare but last time I remember one thing that I really did not like I got this baby powder...
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    Re: Found my perfect Amber

    Oh i never heard of that one and I was just in Aedes recently retrying Amber Sultan and they carry the entire TDC line


    but if you love amber and have not tried Amber 114 you must =)
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    Found my perfect Amber

    so finally after a long time I finally think I found my perfect Amber scent

    I have tried the following:

    Amber Sultan - had a really bad experience as some might remember and it hard to move...
  77. Re: Bond no 9 Signature perfume - initial impresions

    Yes it does..in fact it has that barnyard smell typical of oud I could not wear it longer then 2 hours before I had to scrub it off
  78. Re: Bond No.9 new launch annouced: Andy Warhol Success is a Job in New York

    I have tried it along with Harrod's Oud version, both I ended up scrubbing, I have to admit both were very tenacious, and you would get your money's worth for longeveity and sillage,

    Anyway back...
  79. Re: Bond no 9 Signature perfume - initial impresions

    how did you guys get to sample it? i went to the bond store in NYC and they said they have no idea when it will be released
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    Re: This is a question for Bond no.9 lovers

    It is funny you mentioned it..I feel exactly the same way..I love the opening but the drydown is way too syrupy and sweet for me in fact too sickening sweet that it gets me nauseous and I have to...
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    ok well i could not resist I stopped by Bergdorf Goodman today after stopping by Hermes and I was able to test out Sublime Vanille:

    For one they already sold out and there is a long waiting list....
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    hmm i wonder if that means i should stop at bergdorf and see if they have a tester available but like you i don't know if i even want to tempt it,
  83. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    Yep since I can save a lot of money getting it from a discount site I am going to get the EDT
  84. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    I have to say after wearing both of these (parfume and EDT) side by side for a few hours I really cannot tell the differences at all

    Only the first hour or so but then it was almost impossible to...
  85. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    my original post was talking about the EDT

    in fact I tested the Parfum tonight I put it on at 6 PM tonight at SAKS and it still going now 11 PM

    but i am also testing the EDT side by side and...
  86. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

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    Re: Terre D'Hermes

    only thing i am disappointed with TdH is longevity I thought maybe it was olfactory fatique so last night I sprayed the sample i got on my hand before bed at 12 midnight, woke up at 5 am which is my...
  87. Thread: Terre D'Hermes

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    Terre D'Hermes

    About a year ago I tried this and for whatever reason I did not like it at all, and do not remember why, well today I was in sephora and looking to see what was new just bored at lunch and decided to...
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    Re: Body Kouros is discontinued

    I never seen it any NYC shops - whether sephora or just regular perfume shops, I had to order mine online a year ago
  89. Thread: Givenchy Pi

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    Re: Givenchy Pi

    I wear it to the office..:)
  90. Thread: Opium PH EDP

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    Opium PH EDP

    It is finally getting colder here in NYC and for the first time in probably 6-8 months I put on Opium PH EDP.

    Wow it is like a breath of fresh air, you sometimes forget how great it is and what it...
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    I guess what is the harm in just changing it to 4.2 oz and reducing the price to say $250?

    the quality of ingredients should still be the same no?

    8.4 oz will last a lifetime from the sounds of...
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    I just got an email back from Creed, Sublime Vanille will only be offered in 8.4 oz, here is what she said:

    Sublime Vanille will be available exclusively at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman in...
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    Same here I got mine about a year ago..for same price..i still have 90% left too..I only use 2 sprays max..because if i use anymore then that it is too powerful, sometimes I only go with one spray...
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    Re: CREED Sublime Vanille

    Does anyone know if it is out yet? any stores carrying it? Wondering if i should make a trip to Bergdorf Goodman?
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    Re: Rochas Vs Animale Animale Help!

    out of curiosity what have you layered Rochas Man with?
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    Re: Musc Kublai Khan now at Barneys

    I already own MR and just pulled out my sample of MKK that I have had for a real long time, and I am unsure if it is FBW

    My inital impressions is baby diapers, does anyone else get that?

    Out...
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    Re: Secretions Magnifiques...

    I never sampled this but the sounds of it, sounds like it would be perfect for one of these haunted houses for halloween, just take a bottle and spray it all over the place, it will really make and...
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    Re: Returned Creed Himalaya Today

    I eventually bought another bottle from Bergdorf goodman...1 oz...though after everything I know I would buy it online from now on, heck a lot cheaper

    I did finish that bottle..one of the only...
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    Re: Returned Creed Himalaya Today

    wow talk about bringing a thread up from the past..time goes by so fast i cannot believe it has been a year already
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    Re: By Kilian and verifying refill purchases?

    That is what I did for Straight to heaven,
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