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    Re: Bel Ami and Antaeus. Brothers?

    Antaeus a frisky young colt ? Are you trying to be a comedian ? One of the more odd things I have read here recently.

    Bel Ami > Antaeus
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    Re: Where do you wear Kouros?

    If you are talking about the current version of Kouros, with the white shouldered bottle, then you can wear it many places. It smells different, but nothing bold or too crazy as it is made out to be....
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    Re: A longer lasting Polo green alternative.

    I'm quite surprised that something so classic, so popular and well known, has not been mimicked more by other brands ( ie Perry Ellis or even back in the 80s or 90s by other brands like Lomani)....
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    Re: Dissapointed with L'instant pour homme

    Interesting. I swapped mine off a year ago. I thought it would be the same one sold today, as I am sure I did not hear of any formula changes. I just thought there were better vetivers. I was kinda...
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    Re: Bowling Greene back in production?

    Grey Flannel....ugh ! No thanks. Never could get along with this deathly fragrance. Sorry....lol.....I just can't figure how that one is still around and so many good scents have been given the...
  6. Thread: Baldessarini

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    Re: Baldessarini

    Are the differences that bad ? :(
  7. Re: Has anyone started a thread on how humidity effects projection/silliage?

    Yep, the longevity is a big change here. I remember going to a wedding and trying to smell all "manly" with my many sprays of Rive Gauche pour Homme. This was on a very humid late afternoon. 3 hours...
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    Re: Dissapointed with L'instant pour homme

    Brianroy is back on Basenotes.



    Which Vetiver formula ? The current one ?
  9. Re: Has anyone started a thread on how humidity effects projection/silliage?

    I found the exact opposite as the OP ( .....unless I am reading wrong). As well, in the past BNs threads regarding this topic ( and there have been some), I have found that in humid weather,...
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    Re: Fragrance suggestions for my dad

    I second the Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme. Classic, easy to like. Fits the age and description you have.
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    Re: a Modern Green?

    Lush Dirty ? I used the shower gel before and actually like it better than the edt. But the edt may work for you.
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    Re: I've never smelled YSL Opium

    I always thought it was a pretty easy going oriental. In a way, it kinda shares a kinship with Le Male and others that followed in the 90s.

    When I first tried it, I didn't like it. I thought the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum: underrated gem

    I really want to sample this one now. I guess I kinda bad mouthed Dior before, well at least they try ( except Sauvage is far too perfumey ). This one does sound decent.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    I'll perhaps see if I can sample the new formula. The old stuff was horrendous, gave me a headache. Not sure what the goal of Dior Parfums lately is with Sauvage and Eau Sauvage Parfum. Both hit me...
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    Re: NEW: Trussardi Uomo The Red

    ^ Thanks for sharing Russlan. Always appreciate your feedback on scents. This one is def on my sampling radar.
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    Re: Asking Someone What They were Wearing

    I find it tough to ask, but I have done so before. Some people it's easy for me to ask, like my old boss. I knew he loved fragrances and so did I, so we both got a kick out of asking each other every...
  17. Poll: Re: Does my co-worker have on too much fragrance?

    ^ Okay, that is a fair point. I didn't notice those threads were all started by the same OP. That being said, isn't 20 feet alot of radiance ? It almost doesn't matter what the fragrance is (...
  18. Poll: Re: Does my co-worker have on too much fragrance?

    I don't understand your logic here. Why would this thread breach code of conduct ? Its a pretty basic question on whether or not we feel OP's coworker has too much fragrance here. There is nothing...
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    Re: Fragrance Reviewers... Who to trust?

    I came to this thread hoping to see an image or GIF with these words. I am leaving the thread satisfied. Thank you sir :beer:
  20. Re: Recommend me a good "Cheapie" Aquatic please?!

    Im a fan of the older ones. The newer ones hurt my nose.

    Polo Sport : Classic, maybe a little too well known, but its good

    Escape for Men : Another Classic from CK. Was really popular, like...
  21. Re: Jovan Musk and Sex Appeal - Current Formulations?

    I like the current version of Sex Appeal ( never tried older bottles). For the price it is a heckuva deal ! Cheap as chips. The name of the scent led me to believe it was a crass macho chemical stink...
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    Re: NEW: Il Profumo Othello

    That sounds good to me.
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    Re: NEW: Il Profumo Othello

    I like the name :) So far, I enjoy one scent from this brand ( G 11). But there are a couple of other decent ones.
  24. Poll: Re: Does my co-worker have on too much fragrance?

    I think that poster was attempting to sound articulate or something ? The sky is falling everybody.

    I sure don't want to smell someones scent from 20 feet away unless its something I like and in...
  25. Poll: Re: Does my co-worker have on too much fragrance?

    I'd say it's too much for sure.

    EDIT : What scent does he wear ? :)
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    Re: Zegna Essenze Haitian Vetiver alternative

    The Perfumed Court and Surrender to Chance.

    Also, do sample Encre Noire like an above poster mentioned
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    Re: Zegna Essenze Haitian Vetiver alternative

    I would recommend getting a decant instead. This type of vetiver is hard to come by in a fragrance. Get a 10 ml decant and wear it once in a while. It will make it more special.
  28. Re: The best "crowd-pleasing" old school fragrance?

    I got some very positive responses to Aramis New West for Him the other day :cool:
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    Re: NEW: Perry Ellis Aqua Extreme

    It actually does ! Looking at those list of notes, my interest is kinda there. Would be nice to get some reactions from Basenoters to this when it comes out.
  30. Re: Bulgari and it's fascination with Tea accord in scents

    When I first read your post, I didn't understand how you meant...but now I do with regards to that latest release ! Good catch there. I wonder if they got the idea from Bossa ? :)
  31. Re: Holy crap Nautica Voyage is so good! Why is it so cheap?

    For the longest time I was wondering about what fragrance I kept smelling on other males day to day. It was high pitched/screechy ( as someone mentioned, and I agree 100%) and annoyed the heck outta...
  32. Re: Agua Brava,...Agua Lavanda...worth the cheap price?

    If longevity and sillage is what you are looking for, Agua Lavanda is not the right choice. But if you want a wonderfully pleasant Spanish lavender, then it is the right choice. I use it at times for...
  33. Re: My Experience with A Horrible Sales Associate

    Interesting and funny experience :) I would just use humor or joke to be honest. Actually, I would have no choice, as I would have started to laugh anyways. By laughing, I don't mean in a...
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    Re: Which should I get?

    I personally quite like Habit Rouge and Jaipur Homme. However, for OP's wardrobe and taste, go with L'Instant de Guerlain in either EDP ( Extreme) or EDT ( regular version). Both are solid choices. I...
  35. Re: perry ellis original but reissue bottle? worth 12.00???5 oz

    For that price, honestly, it's very decent. It's good to have a nice diverse group of frags. Get a lot that you enjoy or are curious about, keep a couple or stash that your girlfriend likes. Keeps...
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    Re: NEW: Trussardi Uomo The Red

    Packaging looks nice. Notes sound promising. I will def try to sample when it comes more available.
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    ^ Thanks for your feedback on the scent. I wonder if this is only available at certain Hudson's Bay stores ? I will be on the lookout. This one sounds like a winner.
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    Re: An Itchy Trigger Finger

    The only time I had previously over sprayed is when I was at home, but that is now rare bc I usually splash on some Agua Lavanda or just take a break from scents. Even giving lighter or more fleeting...
  39. Re: It's Kouros Night at Château Redneck - Who Will Join Me?

    What a coincidence ! I actually broke out my Kouros edt for the first time in ages yesterday . It was a sunny warm/hot day, and I feel it works best in that climate. The previous thread on Kouros...
  40. Re: Interesting Kouros discussion with a co-worker

    I gotta bring out my bottle again now that the weather is hotter and a bit humid. Like poster above, I feel it works best in this weather.

    Oddly enough, people do like this on me. It's become...
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    Re: NEW: Lalique L'Insoumis

    So is this a new release that is separate from their high end niche line ? If so, then count me as excited ! Underrated perfume house.
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    Re: JNEW JPG Le Male Eau de Parfum Intense

    I would expect this to smell a bit different as well, just like most EDP versions of fragrances (....for men).
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    Re: NEW : Roberto Cavalli Uomo

    I like the look of the bottle and the notes sound nice, so hope to try this one eventually.
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    Re: NEW: Davidoff Cool Water Ocean Extreme

    Love the flankers from the Cool Water line. Not all are good, of course, but the selection out there was at one time really nice. Not much left out there now, so this new flanker sounds good to me....
  45. Re: Dior: Higher and Dune Pour Homme - Your Views?

    Dune pour Homme seems to be Diors ( late) answer to Eternity for Men, Cool Water, Platinum Egoiste and a few more lesser known release in the GAP, squeaky clean image that was part of the 90s. Not a...
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    I wouldn't over analyze the notes that much, but of course do take it into consideration. Reading it, it sounds good. This is not a Serge Lutens, so Im not sure why some are over exaggerating the...
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    Re: FragranceNet Rant & Screwup #87,492

    I wonder if they would let you just pick it up ? It would save them the effort as well to ship.
  48. Re: Your favourite Mainstream, Top Selling, Generic Fragrances?!

    Platinum Egoiste
    Cool Water
    Eternity for Men

    ( I like the fresh fougeres I suppose)

    Azzaro pour Homme

    (....or I just like fougeres)
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    Re: Ferragamo F Black hype train!

    I never smelled the similarities to La Nuit de L'homme ( vintage or not). I've smelled them both and worn them both, just don't smells it. La Nuit is more fresh, more "cologny", less sweet, less...
  50. Re: Does Lanvin L'Homme Sport smell weird to anyone else?

    I thought it was one of the more unique smelling modern Sport fragrances. However, the fragrance still bothered my nose like a lot of sport/aquatics do and I had to swap it off. The bottle is quite...
  51. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Lol, me too ! I was wondering why there were so many posts. After reading Basenotes for a while, it just becomes all a big blur :)
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar.. Thoughts?

    Please report back with your thoughts !
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar.. Thoughts?

    Lol, don't be so humble ;) We should start an advice column on the front page called "Dear Doug" where Basenoters seek out advice from you :)

    I do find many cheaper scents can be a bit of a...
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    Re: Remy Latour Cigar.. Thoughts?

    Ouch, that is pretty disappointing to read. Crazy how different many reviews are. I was thinking about trying this out at a shop or picking up a sample online. Hope I like it better than you did, as...
  55. Re: On lines with Hommage à l'Homme Voyageur

    It seems like patchouli is a key part in this fragrance. I thought it was decent, but for some reason bothered my nose a bit. Perhaps stung it in a way. It strikes me as something that would smell...
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    Re: Are any of you fragrance lovers famous?

    I don't know about famous, but I am certainly well known.

    At work, when I arrive, people tell others "Oh gawd, here he comes again..." and plug their noses.
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    Re: When nostrils flare............

    Nostrils flaring = Not a good sign. lol.

    In the past, I have stunk up the joint on a couple of times. But hey, that's okay because we all make mistakes and learn from them. Other times someone...
  58. Re: A scent like L'Homme by Yves Saint Lauren but with more lasting power?

    Yeah, you gotta go 5 sprays at least with this one. Its not that much, just be careful who you will be around in the next hour or so. I usually spray fragrances under my shirt. This particular...
  59. Re: cartier PASHA OR ROADSTER SPORT....or eau de cartier edt? freshness??

    Go for Pasha, it just has a bit more character. I also think you will like it based on your taste. If you have not smelled it, it is kinda similar to Safari Men, but no eucalyptus in opening and...
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    Re: NEW : VCA Midnight in New York

    That would be kinda sad for me. Not that there is anything wrong with the genre of fragrance, but it would just be nice to see some new trends developing.
  61. Re: Cartier roadster or roadster sport??? Also Eau de Cartier longevity??

    I found Roadster Sport to be somewhat pleasant, but was kinda lacking a bit in longevity and radiance. If you are okay with 5 hours, then it should be fine. Roadster is a bit better, but I sorta...
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    Re: Is Aramis Havana all that good?

    I wore it yesterday and yes, it is all good :) A nice enjoyable scent to me.
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    I tried it as well recently. The opening notes did remind me of the edt, maybe a bit different, but because it has been so long since I tried the old edt I did not really notice any difference. I...
  64. Re: Does the color of the bottle bias your perception of notes?

    Yes it does with me. An example would be Lalique White, which is a nice scent, but not really what I expected because of the bottle colour.
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    Re: NEW: Azzaro Pour Homme Freelight

    Sounds nice to me. I would love to give a try for sure.
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    Re: Joint by Roco...

    Perhaps a tad similar to Furyo, but no incense and not as brash ( aside from opening, like similar fragrances of its like). Basically Joint to me is smoother and I sorta like it better, but neither...
  67. Re: Is Gillette COOL WHITE just another name for COOL WAVE in EU?

    That's too bad, I kinda miss it. I may pick up some Cool Wave splash, although I find those things kind of messy and I put on a fragrance in the morning anyways. I felt the balms kind of just...
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    Re: Z Zegna Energy

    Any more thoughts on this one ? Kinda curious.
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    Re: Kenneth Cole RSVP new formulation?

    Hope there's some answer to this one. I am actually surprised that this one is still part of the lineup. Good for them ( whomever that is) for keeping it on board with the rest of the Kenneth Cole...
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrances?

    I could go on for a long time about this, but as of late some of the releases from the big names like Guerlain, Dior and Chanel are really disappointing me. I just can't live the first two versions...
  71. Re: Is Gillette COOL WHITE just another name for COOL WAVE in EU?

    Do they still sell the Cool Wave after shave balm ? I feel like I have not seen it in ages.
  72. Re: What is your current and ex- signature scent?

    Current : Hermes Concentree D'Orange Verte

    Ex : It has been years since I had one. At one time it was Bulgari pour Homme, then it was Rive Gauche pour Homme, and after that it was Burberry London...
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Extreme new bottle

    I am really pleased to read that the changes have been minimal ( if at all that noticeable). It really shows that there are many great new fragrances out there ( but new, I mean last 10 years or so)....
  74. Re: Looking for niche summer fragrances with good projection/longevity.

    Laura Tonatto Sandalo di Teti is a good citrus plus black tea and woods scent for the summer. Still don't have a bottle, but I loved my sample when I had it. Lingers for most of the day and I can...
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Noir -- anyone tried it?

    Really wish this was more available to buy or sample. The notes sound very promising. Bulgari can be at times can be a bit too standard for me, but like this series.
  76. Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One Gentlemen discontinued?

    I wouldn't be too surprised if it was dc'd. From what I have heard ( ....I know....kinda vague sources....), it has been a total disappointment sales wise.
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    Re: Bottles for Swap : Added A Few More

    Updated
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    I came to this thread to just watch as it would be concluded to not exist, but wow, this is for real ? I once had a bottle, so who knows ? Besides, I need a fragrance to wear in the realz worldz :D.
  79. Re: Really...how generic are "generic-smelling scents"?

    Yep, weird and kinki stuff like Hermes Concentre D'Orange Verte, Gucci pour Homme II and Declaration D'un Soir. My three most worn scents.

    If something is a best seller, chart topper or highest...
  80. Re: Really...how generic are "generic-smelling scents"?

    Ah, standard "Basenotes is out of touch with the realz worldz" poster. We meet again.
  81. Re: Does anybody a fragrance to honor a dead celebrity?

    I'm still a bit stunned at the news, but usually I'm always in a total rush in the morning. No time to even think what to wear and today I just sprayed some Azzaro pour Homme.

    Bowie was great.
  82. Re: Partner wears fail safe aramis since the 70s what can. .

    Aramis has re-released their collection for me and called the Gentleman's Collection.

    From it, New West is a nice casual scent, as is Havana and Tuscany per Uomo
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    Re: Basenotes Kiss My Ass

    :lolk: No doubt about it, the name of the scent is a bit of a jab towards this site. I found the gentleman quite peculiar to read. Quite a character for sure.
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    Re: Z Zegna Energy

    ^ Thanks for sharing and look forward to your thoughts later. I picked up a bottle of the original Z Zegna years ago. Its got a nice fizziness to it, but eventually moved on to other scents. I'd like...
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    Re: Cartier Roadster

    I remember quite liking this one too, but it seems to have fallen out of favor with me because I find L'Instant pour Homme edt similar ( but more comfortable). With Roadster, I definitely get mint in...
  86. Re: F Black by Ferragamo is proof women have horrible taste

    Thanks for the reply Tmoran. I guess it shows that there are vastly different tastes and takes on music in this forum ( which is good, of course). To be honest, I never cared for Slash and Myles...
  87. Re: F Black by Ferragamo is proof women have horrible taste

    Adele is a nice breath of fresh air in the mainstream popular music scene. I suppose some people will never let go of their youth and think all new pop music is not good. With Adele we get an great...
  88. Re: F Black by Ferragamo is proof women have horrible taste

    Anyone who says Adele is rubbish should never be taken seriously with regard to taste.
  89. Re: Is it considered stealing to spritz juice from a department store tester into an atomizer?

    Exactly.

    Giving a flimsy philosophical question of, " Well, what exactly does stealing mean ....?" is such an easy cop-out of an answer. Blows me away that people can't just put in a little...
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    Re: Unexpected compliment with ESP.

    6 sprays of this God-awfully grating scent and you damn well better be outside ! The young lady was too kind to give such a compliment. I give her all the credit, as it is never easy to compliment...
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    Re: LIDGE, LIDGE, and more LIDGE !

    Speaking of Hammer, this thread is 2 LIDGE-it 2 Quit !
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    Re: Encre Noire. Let's be real...

    I really don't get the smell of dirt in Encre Noire at all. Vetiver and woods ( iso e super overload as mentioned) is the deal here. I never thought much of it in the past until I kept smelling it on...
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Your second paragraph, sorry sir, I just cannot agree with this type of "either or" scenario or situation or whatever one wants to call it. Before I registered on Basenotes, me and my circle of...
  94. Re: Where can I find a fragrance similar to Armani Code?

    Beat me to it. There is also Armani Attitude and Givenchy Pi.
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Anyone who congratulates themselves as being special, well, I tend to take their opinion with a grain of salt. :p I guess the whole I'm too cool for this forum is raging on.
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Azzaro pour Homme is an all time classic and best seller. Amouage "stuff" includes very easy going and likable scents. Just as many people, if not more, dislike overly sweet and fruity scents like 1...
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    I always remember you as someone with a chip on his shoulder. Relax a bit, its good for you. Being passionate about fragrances is not some mass conspiracy against you.

    And yes, what you write is...
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    Re: Dior's Sauvage: A Carnal Dementia.

    Backtracking now, are we ? :tongue:

    That was a charming rant there by the way. I find it especially rich for you to go on like you do especially since you have posted threads in the past deriding...
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    Not sure what the problem here is. Nothing wrong with a bit of debate in forums. The women's forum is so chill. People honestly believe the previous members left because of rudeness in the women's...
  100. Re: Perry Ellis Just Released the Best Designer Fragrance of 2015

    Thank you for the feedback. If this turns out to be a Basenotes favorite, Perry Ellis will have to send you a thank you gift :)
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