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    Re: Today I Got a Compliment On...

    Two compliments upon arrival at a family get together today. I was wearing Tommy Bahama St Barts.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I wore Tommy Bahama St Bart’s for a family event today, and got two compliments upon arrival. I happened to have a decant of it on me (as this needs reapplied) and gave it to one of my cousins to...
  3. Re: What are you favorite designer fragrances at the moment?

    I have many designer fragrances I enjoy.

    Bleu de Chanel EDP
    Doir Homme Parfum
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Armani AdG Profumo
    Armani...
  4. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    That’s actually a really sweet answer Hednic. For myself, my collection will be passed on to my son. In my mind, everything I own will eventually be his.

    Thank you for the thoughtful response. ...
  5. How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Hello all, I thought I would start a fun thread that allows everyone to talk about themselves a bit. I’ve seen questions posed regarding what specific fragrance started you down this rabbit hole, but...
  6. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    Same here.

    I would love to save on the price difference in bottle sizes, in order to have more various fragrances to choose from, but I’m one who doesn’t care about what the bottle or packaging...
  7. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    This is exactly how I keep my fragrances as well. Not all of them have their boxes. A few were gifted to me sans boxes, and some were multi product sets (aftershave/lotion/body wash) so they didn’t...
  8. Re: Experiment: Chanel Antaeus and the subway.

    Thanks for the info.

    An animalic fragrance from Chanel definitely sounds intriguing. I have been thinking it was a fougere type of scent. I may be in the minority here, but I consider Chanel,...
  9. Re: Experiment: Chanel Antaeus and the subway.

    I have never smelled Antaeus.

    Is there a reason this would be risky on the subway? I assumed anything from Chanel would probably be a safe bet.
  10. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I’m on an iPhone, and I cannot figure out how to make the multi quote work.

    @ Proust Madeline. Thank you for the information. To answer your question, I am interested in trying Oud oils/attars,...
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    Good to know. Thank you for helping out. It is sincerely appreciated.
  12. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Homme Parfum
    Tom Ford Ombre Leather (don’t own it yet though have sampled)
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.

    In no particular order, its just what I thought of off the top of my head.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Like everyone here, I generally wear what I’m in the mood for. However, some things I wouldn’t really wear to work in consideration of my coworkers. Out in the general public, however, I’ll wear...
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    Good information here. I had a sample of Intense, and it’s wonderful. However, I’ve never been able to track down a full bottle at a good price. Rien, I have been able to source though. I had no idea...
  15. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Excellent information everyone. I appreciate the follow up responses and additional recommendations/advice. They’re all extremely helpful to me.

    When looking at expensive fragrances (or even...
  16. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Anybody?
  17. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I meant to ask you if the other Bortnikoff oud fragrances you own are along the same lines as Oud Maximus. Do they also have that great barnyard oud scent profile?
  18. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    The price per ml keeps me buying the biggest bottles I can find for a good deal. I have toyed around with the idea of buying smaller bottles as my collection has grown, but on average, it seems like...
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    Re: Another real or fake thread

    It look legitimate to me, and coming from Fragnet, you have nothing to worry about. They only sell legit products. All the fakes I have seen are obvious with even a quick glance.
  20. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Thank you to all who have replied. I sincerely appreciate the guidance here. I’m going to check these out as funds allow. I’m at the point where I sincerely consider Oudh Infini to be my grail....
  21. Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Like the thread title suggests, I am looking for fragrances that are similar to the scent profiles of Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus. I had an opportunity to sample these a while back,...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    I rarely see reviewers trashing fragrances, but Ash from Gents Scents, Mark (Robes08) and Peter from Fragrance View aren't afraid to rip into stuff. Sebastian (Smelling Great Fragrance Reviews)...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    Accidental Double Post

    Please feel free to delete.
  24. Re: Recommend a fragrance that smells like Cheeto's?

    It's not exactly Cheetos, but January Scent Project has a fragrance called Selperniku. To me, it smells like the creamiest, most buttery popcorn you can imagine.
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    Wafts from the Loft
    Fragrance View
    Heuleme Mucho
    Tommelise (female reviewer)
    Smelling Great Fragrance Reviews
    Gents Scents

    The first 5 in this list cover a lot of niche stuff, and Ash is...
  26. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    There are all fragrances I have had samples of, or own:

    Dusita Oudh Infini
    Bortnikoff Oud Maximus
    Chanel No 5 EDT
    Amouage Interlude Man
    Tiziana Terenzi Laudano Nero
  27. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    I know Basenotes is not into YouTube, but this is a MUST watch review for Hai Karate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe-DkST1lQg
  28. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    Interesting thoughts here all, and I have to say that I agree. I have tried three of the Robert Graham fragrances, but at full retail, they are a no go for me. Fortitude is quite nice IMO, and I...
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    Re: Is Hindu Kush work safe?

    It does smell like weed. I think it smells like skanky weed mixed with tropical punch. It doesn't have a vibe of unsmoked weed in the bag (such as Replica Music Festival), but more of the smell of...
  30. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    This is a house that I am really intrigued by. Especially by Bat and Hyrax. Sadly, Zoologist was only on the fringes of my radar when Bat was discontinued. As such, it brought them quite a bit of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Anybody have any info/opinions on 19P21?
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    Re: Am I expecting too much from a cologne?

    Mugler Pure Havane
    Mancera Red Tobacco
    JPG Ultra Male
    Tiziana Terenzi Laudano Nero
    Amouage Interlude Man
  33. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise "18K312A" Batch Performance Isuue

    This is my experience as well, with my bottle. Batch 18K312A, for those that are curious.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    Meh, I used to wear Axe when I didn't know any better...and every guy around me did as well. We were young, having fun, and trying to talk to girls. As long as we didn't smell like b.o. we were set. ...
  35. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    Thank you kindly for posting this review. You have done a great job of describing this scent, and it's about what I imagined it would be. The oud note not being realistic is to be expected at this...
  36. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    I initially answered this question with what I probably wore, if anything. However, if I were going on a first date today JPG Ultra Male. The modern DNA is easy to like IMO, and the performance is...
  37. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    My 5 picks would be:

    Aramis Tobacco Reserve
    My favorite tobacco fragrance in the collection. Dirt cheap and good performance to boot.

    Bogart One Man Show Oud Edition
    My favorite Bogart...
  38. Re: We did it! Got my eau sauvage parfum 2017!

    Are you a fan of Sauvage EDT or EDP?

    I have neither, but I am oddly excited about the release of the Parfum version.
  39. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    This.

    Plus this.

    I think workplace compliments are gone the way of the dodo in the USA. People are too afraid to say anything, even if it's nice.

    Men will generally not compliment men, due...
  40. Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    I currently own three Mancera fragrances.

    Hindu Kush
    Red Tobacco
    Cedrat Boise

    I like all three of them, but would recommend Hindu Kush the most, as it's the most unique of the three, and is...
  41. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    Probably CK One, if anything. CK One was my default "go to" for everything in my teens.
  42. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    Thank you for going through all of these for us. It looked like most were interested in this one, but I'm most excited about Arabian Desert.
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    Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    Worst: Bogart Arabian Nights

    Best: Tiziana Terenzi Laudano Nero
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    The quality and performance from the Dior Parfums are all really good IMO. Expensive, yes, but still worth picking up full bottles of all three.
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I finally got my nose on Mont Blanc Explorer today. It was just a quick sniff off a test strip, but it certainly was in the same ballpark as Aventus IMO. An exact clone? No, not at all, but the...
  46. Re: Went in to smell one thing but left loving something else

    I love Noir Extreme, I also like Noir a lot as well. In fact, there are many TF fragrances I like quite a lot. There seems to be a “TF dna” that runs through many of his releases that make them...
  47. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    This looks interesting.

    I have not yet bought the EDT or EDP of Sauvage, as there are just too many fragrances out there that I want even more, for less money. Either way, I'll be looking forward...
  48. Re: What are the most controversial notes?

    As mentioned, cumin, oud and civet.

    I would also add castoreum and aldehydes as well. I enjoy all of these notes myself, but not everyone does. With cumin, I need it in small doses only. I get the...
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    Re: NEW Jimmy Choo Urban Hero

    This is my view as well. It's free to sniff at the store. :)
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    Re: Enjoying One Man Show Gold

    I came in to extol the virtues of OMS Oud Edition (my favorite Bogart) and see that ZC has already beat me to it.

    I went on a bit of an oud buying spree and picked up several oud cheapies. Having...
  51. Re: Does the nose know?....... & other dilemmas

    Responses in bold. :)
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    Re: Authentic or not?

    I agree, this looks fake to me too.

    The shiny part on the bottle is not right. On a real bottle, it looks kind of like a shiny plaque on the front (at least that is how my bottle looks). This...
  53. Thread: Mix

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    Re: Mix

    I once experimented with actual mixing into a small decant, and the results were disastrous, to say the least!

    I have layered a couple of times, but I find it's not really my thing. The results...
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    Re: Burberry for men a 2005 batch?

    Burberry repeats their codes every ten years, so I would imagine that it's a 2015 batch, instead of a 2005 batch. Although, stranger things have happened.

    I had the same type of mix up when I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Thank you. I don't havr any big plans, but hope to have a good day. :smiley:
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    Re: Explain your icon

    Mine is the head stock of my Gibson SG. I'm a music junkie, and a terrible guitar player, in real life. :tongue:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Today is actually my 42nd birthday, and I think I'm going to break out the Aventus for the day. What's the point in buying an expensive fragrance, if you don't wear it on special occasions. :coolold:...
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    Re: Is my creed authentic?

    It looks legit to me as well, but I am FAR from being the right guy to ask.

    Having said that, I was comparing it to my 2017 bottle, and it seems to check out ok.

    2017 (or earlier) batch code...
  59. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Wow! I did not know that. After I did a bit of reading on the early history of GBH, I developed an instant respect for the house. These guys were THE original 'luxe brand in the U.S. IMO. I find it...
  60. Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    Excellent review OP. Thanks for taking the time to introduce us to this one. I’ll be looking forward to getting my nose on it, and am glad it’s not an out and out clone.
  61. Re: Best Ultra Cheap Beastmodes - Fresh, Clean & Masculine, Shower gel vibe.

    Wings really took me by surprise. Initially, I thought it was a clone of GIT/Cool Water, however once this hits the dry down, it goes in its own direction. It really is good stuff, and when the...
  62. Re: Recent Fragrance Releases You Feel Have Been Overlooked?

    +1
    I just had a quick sniff of AdG AI at Sephora a few days ago, and liked it more than Absolu. I think this one was overlooked a bit due to the slow release to the US, coupled with the fact that...
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    Fahrenheit Parfum is great. I actually bought a back up bottle of this, shortly after getting my first one. I really like ESP and DHP a lot as well. It’s tough for me to pick a favorite, but if you...
  64. Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    I have to admit that I really do like the bottle artwork and cap design. I'll definitely give it a sniff if I see it in the wild.
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    Re: Byuing a new bottle of JPG Le Male

    Thank you for clearing that up Hednic. I knew I probably had some information mixed up somewhere along the lines. I appreciate the help. :smiley:
  66. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Way too many to mention, as I am too new to the hobby, so I will stick with very recent releases.

    Mont Blanc Explorer, as I have yet to see it in the wild.
    Spicebomb Night Vision for the same...
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    Re: Byuing a new bottle of JPG Le Male

    Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but I am under the impression that Le Male and Ultra Male were produced (in Spain maybe?) but are now produced by Puig in France.

    So, I imagine that the...
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    Re: My collection so far !

    Many classic gems in there. A lot that I wish I had. LOL!

    Nice collection OP. :coolold:
  69. Re: A question for those like me who can't afford to buy niche perfumes.

    I pretty much live in the world of cheapies. There's nothing wrong with that OP. :thumbsup:

    As suggested, Guerlain and Lalique are two great places to explore. If you're not afraid of middle...
  70. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    This is number two on my list. It's so chemically smelling that it's nearly nauseating to me. However, I do still think Voyage is ok. My regrets will be based on scent alone, as I have many bottles...
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    Re: How does it make you feel?

    *Please note that I do not own Dior Eau Sauvage, but I do own Eau Sauvage Parfum, and I have tested the EDT.
  72. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    Thank you for the replies all. At least I can take comfort in knowing that I'm not imagining this phenomenon.

    What's weird, is that it's not all cheap chemicals that stand out to me, only certain...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Ok, I was not aware of these things, and I was sensing there was something going on from the way some posts were worded. Thanks for posting this.
  74. Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    I know this may seem weird, but I feel like I have reached a bit of a turning point in my fragrance journey.

    I feel the main catalyst for this happening, is me starting to become more "sensitive...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Ah, gotcha. Their offerings are seen as subpar by some. I was reading too much into the posts, and thought there was something that happened (unrelated to the fragrances themselves) to sour people on...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I don't have any particular house that wouldn't purchase from full stop. However, living mostly in the world of cheapies, there are plenty of houses I "skip over" when looking at fragrances. Not for...
  77. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    I'm kinda with you on this. While I wouldn't go so far as to call it a 1 star fragrance, I was not blown away by it as I thought I would be, and this was one of the earliest bottles I purchased. I...
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    Re: Maison Francis Grand Soir

    I had a tester of this and I REALLY liked it a lot. In fact, I would go so far as to call it a love. Performance was good as well, with above average projection off my skin. I am not certain if this...
  79. Re: Are any of the men's Jimmy Choo's worth owning?

    This. This is the biggest problem I have with these. The scent profiles may be "boring", "generic" or however you want to chalk it up, but they are inoffensive IMO.

    I'm going to publicly say it,...
  80. Re: Dior homme parfum VS Dior homme intense VS Valentino intense.

    This pretty much sums it up.

    I own, and enjoy all three, but DHP has the best performance, and the added leather note in there really elevates this above the other two (great) fragrances IMO. I...
  81. Re: Just arrived , ARAMIS TABACOO RESERVE!

    Tobacco Reserve is actually my favorite tobacco based fragrance that I own. I absolutely love it, and it has a unique take on the genre that I welcomed, especially in the opening. Performance is good...
  82. Re: What do you think of my first "Wishlist" of 10 scents ?

    Nice choices IMO.

    I would like to suggest traveling to the larger cities in your country and selecting purchases from the fragrances available there. I suggest this as you were mentioning possible...
  83. Re: A*Men Formulations Today: How is the Performance?

    This mirrors my experience with a bottle recently purchased from Fragnet.

    The Pure leather and Pure Havane flankers on the other hand...they're near beast mode IMO. Pure Tonka seems fairly tame...
  84. Re: Bentley Int. vs. Valentino Uomo Int. vs D&G The One EDP: Choosing a Signature Scent for Universi

    I have never tried the Bentley, but I own both the Valentino and the D&G. While I personally prefer the Valentino, you look more like a D&G guy to me. :coolold:

    In all honesty, I would advise you...
  85. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    A lot of good stuff here all. I appreciate everyone chiming in.

    I did some searching for civet on fragrantica, to see what my GF or I might have with civet as a note. A few things popped up that...
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    +1 to this.

    The 2018 batches got a lot of positive word on here, so I bit the bullet and bought a 6.8oz bottle for full retail at Dillards. No regrets, it's amazing juice IMO. Excellent scent...
  87. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    Knize Ten is excellent, as is the Golden Edition IMO. It's been quite a while since I have smelled any of the fragrances I am mentioning here, but from recollection, Knize Ten and Gold Ed. are both...
  88. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    Thanks for the info ZC. To be honest, it's Dustia Oud Infini that has lead me to want to try some civet based fragrances.

    I had a sample of it, and I just cannot stop thinking about how...
  89. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    Thanks for chiming in Hednic.

    I wish I could find Furyo, as it seems to be very popular. Coincidentally, I am wearing Bogart OMS Oud Edition as my SotE tonight. This juice is such a great bang...
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    Re: What should I wear in nYC

    The only one of these three that I own is Dior Homme Parfum.

    It's easily one of my favorite bottles in the collection, and I cannot imagine that you could go wrong with it.

    Have fun on your...
  91. Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    Hello all,

    I am curious in taking a look at some more animalic fragrances. The note of civet seems like it would be a great place to start, based on its reputation as being ultra animalic, as...
  92. Re: Your the 'average joe' which two frags do you live with for the rest of your life?

    Choosing from only easily available designer fragrances...

    Summer: Chanel Bleu de Chanel EDP

    Winter: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Extreme
  93. Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    I rarely get compliments on my fragrance, and never from complete strangers.
    My first direct compliments came from male cousins of mine, I was wearing YSL Opium EDP at the time. The Women's...
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Azzaro Pour Homme

    I thought this one may be good, as it's a Luca Turin 5 star fragrance, and I saw a video where the Wafts From the Loft guys were raving about it. I had to give this one a shot,...
  95. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    I'm pretty much in this camp, but I find that over spraying the original AdG really brings out some depth that's missing with a light application.
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    Re: Sung homme anyone?

    I like Sung Homme. Perhaps not fashionable, but I enjoy it. I get a cinnamon laced fougere type of vibe from it. Nice clean soapy base as mentioned. I have a modern formulation, so I don’t know how...
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    Re: Layering with Jovan musks

    I like Jovan Musk and White musk as well, with Musk getting the nod as my favorite of the two. It gives me a very "classic men's fragrance" feel without being a fougere. It reminds me of what I...
  98. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    They all share oak moss, but oak moss doesn't smell smokey to my nose. I'm weird and think oak moss smells like sunflower seeds. :laugh:

    I really like Polo Green and Aventus quite a lot. However I...
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    When I first bought Fahrenheit Parfum, I was instantly hooked on it. So much that I actually bought a backup bottle of it. At first I thought I liked it even more than the original. However, as time...
  100. Re: Dior Fahrenheit Edition Limitee (silver bottle) sells for how much?

    The only other post from the OP is this one I quoted from another thread about the silver Fahrenheit bottles.

    Do you have this or are you looking for it OP? If you have it, my original answer...
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