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    Re: Steve's Swap Thread *** CONUS ONLY ***

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    Re: Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Meh... it's ok. I would trade for a bottle of it but if I were going to be a buyer, PE would come in near the bottom of my list. Egoiste (at least the vintage version) and Egoiste Concentree are...
  4. Re: Fragrances that are NOT compliment getters FOR YOU....

    Tom Ford Oud Wood was never much in the way of compliments for me.
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    Chanel Egoiste cap needed (50 ml size)

    I'm just looking for a cap for my bottle of Chanel Egoiste. It's the 50ml size and I don't know if there's a difference between that and the 100ml size but I'd like to have one.

    I'd pay a...
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    Black Afgano - * CONUS ONLY *

    ** CONUS ONLY **

    Black Afgano - 25/30 ml with cap and box / full presentation. $125, shipped.

    This item was originally purchased within the last 6 months.

    If you choose to use other than...
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    Steve's Swap Thread *** CONUS ONLY ***

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    *** NO DECANTS ***

    For trade:

    Kiehl's Forest Rain - extremely rare, hard to find. 50ml bottle @ at least 90% , labeled tester, with cap, no box. Batch code 18E700 -...
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Oddly, although I consider these 10/10, I rarely wear them. Maybe that comes with having too large of a collection?

    Amouage Epic Man ( the original formulation with the non-magnetic cap). ...
  9. Tom Ford Noir 100ml, EDP, BNIB, sealed * CONUS Only *

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    Tom Ford Noir 100ml, EDP, BNIB, sealed. $75 + $5 shipping.

    PayPal only. If friends and family option isn't used, you will need to add 4% to the total cost to cover the...
  10. Re: Name a fragrance you prefer the EDT over the EDP !

    Diptyque Philosykos
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    Re: Ok seriously, who really likes Journey Man?

    Had a sample of Journey Man and it's ok but not for the price they want.
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Agreed. The Nordstrom's and Neiman's by me are very close together, so if Nordstrom's told me it was online only, I'd just go down to Neiman's and get it. Even if it were just about shelf space,...
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    Perception is everything when it comes to pricer or high end products. For instance, some years ago, Wal Mart was exploring buying Tommy Hilfiger. Tommy, while not the best, isn't the cheapest...
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    Re: Another Creed price hike???

    It's surprising that Creed's prices are going up like they are. When I first got into this, Creed wasn't available at FragranceNet, Nieman Marcus or Nordstrom's and now you can get hem at all three....
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    Re: Most Disappointing Blind Buys?

    Bought Maison Martin Margiela's "At the Barber's".

    I love barbershop fragrances and so I thought, what could be better than "At the Barber's".? Well, it's realistic, if not too realistic an...
  16. Re: Soap or Body wash that leaves a subtle but noticeable scent ?

    I love the smell of certain fragrances that don't make a shower gel or even a cologne, so if they make a shaving cream, I buy that and shower in it.

    For instance, whatever ingredients they combine...
  17. Re: What are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    Robes08 and that's it. I can't watch any of the others.

    MyMickers especially annoys the shit out of me. For any of you that are from the metro Detroit area and can remember "The Ghoul Show"...
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    Re: Is Tom Ford's Oud Wood really all that?

    No, TF is really not that good, especially for the price they want. I remember asking a woman what she thought it smelled like and she said "turpentine".

    Honestly, if you're going to spend $300...
  19. Re: New to fragrance, would love to have some advice.

    Hello and welcome to the board - good to have you here.

    Some of those I'm unfamiliar with (Versace Eros, Chanel Gardenia and English Pear).

    I've owned Play (it was good but I moved on to...
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    Typicallly, my max is $300 - I've spent $295 on a couple of Amouage fragrances. Outside of that, it would be extremely difficult for me to break the bank for a fragrance. I'd considered MFK's Oud...
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    Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    I consider myself less of a collector and more of a person who simply likes to have variety of fragrance choices available. For me, I don't really associate fragrance with memories of certain...
  22. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    Didn't know he was born in 1810 but even if his fragrances were from the 1840s or 1850s, it seems that it's close enough in age to satisfy the scope of OP's question.
  23. Re: How can you tell if a fragrance is too "mature" for you?

    +1

    Additionally, if you're at a club and 90% of the people are wearing 1 million or BdC or and you're the only one wearing a good vintage scent, you've made yourself unique at that point.
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I took at the Sammarco fragrances and they're a pass for me too. I'm not a huge fan of vetiver but I noticed that in Bond-T, castoreum is listed and Alter has civit in it. Both of those notes are...
  25. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    If I'm not mistaken, the idea is to make yourself perfectly clean to worship. I'm not Muslim but if I were going to guess something then or now, it would have to be some sort of pure oud oil or...
  26. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    Pinaud - 1810
    4711 - 1792
    Caswell Massey number six - 1789
    Caswell Massey Jockey Club - 1840 (sorry that this one isn't hundreds of years but is 175 years ok?).
    Creed Royal Scottish Lavender...
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    Re: suggestions for a spicy vanilla

    Is it the price range or that you don't like niche? If it's just price, the fragrance that I'd think would fit quite well for what you're after, it's A Lab on Fire: Liquidnight. $110 for 60ml
  28. Re: Male fragrances you would enjoy smelling on a female

    There's so many unisex fragrances that the line between men's and women's fragrances has become blurred. The fragrance industry has evolved quite a bit in the last 10-15 years. There was a time (at...
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    Re: why so much distaste for drakkar noir?

    DN is a good fragrance but it frequently gets the same frown from the younger crowd who see Polo and Obsession for Men as "old man" fragrances as well.

    The funny thing about this is that when I...
  30. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    I would agree that you're not going to get much NP in Mugler Cologne but if you like fragrances in this vein (clean, fresh), you'll very likely love Mugler Cologne and Atelier's Grand Neroli is...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I've never heard of this brand but if it's as good a you say, I'll have to take a look at it.
  32. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - something similar ??

    Acqua di Parma Essenza is almost identical to NP at about 1/2 to 1/3 of the price. You can get a 6 oz bottle of it at Saks for $175. The only downside is that like NP, it suffers longevity issues....
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    My hair started thinning in my late 20s and I'm in my late 40s now. I was going bald and I decided to do something about it.

    I started taking propecia to help prevent further hair loss and have...
  34. Re: Do the Tom Ford private blends have ISO E super?

    Dunno. When a fragrance lists "woody notes", that's casting a pretty wide net. I'd say Arabian Wood, Italian Cypress and Oud Wood could all be probable candidates for ISO-E, if not for the cedar...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    So, let me see if I understand you correctly.

    1&2. Your opinion is that any fragrance that has excellent sillage and extended longevity must be a quality synthetic? How many hours do you...
  36. Re: Do the Tom Ford private blends have ISO E super?

    Tom Ford has definitely used at least some sythetics all the way back to the days of M7 and I'd be inclined to believe that his private line fragrances would be helped by an extender (ISO-E). Since...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    What new aromachemicals? Aside from the requirement (if a company decides to use a particular ingredient) of having to reproduce an ingredient due to something new, like a new IFRA restriction, how...
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    Re: How does one "Buy Blind"?

    Why blind buy? Sample first and there's a number of places to get them, even designers. Surrender to Chance, MiN New York, LuckyScent, the perfumed court and others.

    Sampling vintage may more...
  39. Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    I'm aware that M7 was a critically acclaimed success but a commercial failure. Can you name other fragrances that were as well?
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    Re: compliments - again

    I'll name the two most complimented fragrances I own - by far.

    Obsession for Men. I've been wearing it since it came out (yes, I'm an older guy) and I've had an endless number of compliments...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    Well, yes, if they're natural ingredients. They have to be harvested, whether by machinery or by hand, then processed and distilled. Obviously, it's a much more labor intensive and costs would be...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I didn't say that but can you name or verify a designer fragrance that is verifyably known to use natural ingredients as opposed to synthetics? I would venture to say that it's much more costly to...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I don't know that - it's a guess. Do you really think they were losing money on 1.7 ounces of a product that they charged $200 for?

    I'm in complete agreement that corporations are in business to...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I'm not saying chemicals are a bad thing and quite honestly, I'd venture to say that virtually ever fragrance in existence now that uses natural ingredients is likely a hybrid of both natural and...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    I highly doubt that it was discontinued due to being too costly to produce. While it could be true that they wanted a higher profit margin, at $200 for a 1.7 oz and $300 for a 3.4 oz, it's absurd to...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Amber Absolute is one of the most overhyped, disappointing fragrances that I've ever encountered. I have no idea how it could have so many people fawning over it. Amber absolute wasn't exactly a...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    Ok, define a higher quality synthetic and prove to me how one synthetic is better than another. What makes a higher quality synthetic? Are you implying that Givaudan is of a higher quality chemical...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    I'd really like to know the answer to this question because I'm willing to venture that most people are just guessing, based on being a fan of the particular house, thinking that an expensive...
  49. Re: Has anyone tested Boadicea The Victorious fragrances?

    Yes, I've tested four of them but it's been so long ago, I can't remember which ones I tried. All I remember about them is that they were very feminine.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma

    I just posted a thread about AdP on Fragrantica, complaining about longevity. It seems that most of their fragrances suffer from longevity issues. Fico is about four hours from what's said. ...
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    I'd like to see more Mugler Cologne flankers (the green stuff). The only one I ever saw was Mugler Cologne: Summer Flash edition but I can only find a bottle on Ebay and they want too much for it. ...
  52. Re: Most female compliments for a Niche Fragrance?

    I rarely ever get compliments when I wear niche. Oddly, my compliments typically come from designer fragrances. If I had to pick a niche that does seem to get noticed and gets complimented on...
  53. Re: How do you decide what to wear on Thanksgiving? (or any big meal oriented holiday)

    Light and inoffensive. Mugler Cologne was my choice of the day.
  54. Re: Most potent in-production designer fragrance?

    Montale Aoud Musk
  55. Re: If you were to jokingly refer to a cologne so that people would know you meant it was awful

    The most horrid fragrance that I've ever smelt is Rouge Royal for Men. Sampling it made me want to slit my wrists and pray for death. Honestly, if I go to hell, the devil will force me to wear the...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1. Mugler Cologne
    2. Atelier Grand Neroli
    3. Neroli Portofino
    4. Sartorial
    5. Amouage Jubilation
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    Re: Tom Ford: Italian Cypress or Oud Wood

    I like them both but Oud Wood is my preference.

    If money is a issue, get a bottle of Oud Wood and then go to Ebay for a bottle of Vintage Halston Z-14. The drydown between that and Italian...
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    Re: Halston Z-14 vintage - recent purchase

    Agreed on Tom Ford's italian Cypress smelling like vintage Halson Z-14
  59. Re: what's the percentage of guys who wear any fragnace??

    I think a good answer for guys is 10-20%
  60. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Atelier Grand Neroli. I hadn't paid much attention to it previously but I happened to dig out an old sample and try it again.... Wow!
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    Re: Closeout Deal! Need Advice...

    Agreed. I'll add my +1
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    Re: Looking for that mechanic's garage smell...

    Dirty English should be exactly what you're looking for. It smells just like grease and oil from a garage.
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    Re: Are We Spraying Enough???

    Try 6 sprays of Montale's Aoud Musk or Nasomatto's Black Afgano and see how that works out.
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    Re: Are We Spraying Enough???

    If someone walks by me and the fragrance cloud is so strong that I want to slit my wrists and pray for death, it's a sign that they've used too much.

    In the case of a cloud of Le Male or A*Men,...
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    Re: Keep the LOVES, ditch the LIKES?

    Yes, I'm trying to reduce my collection to loves.

    There may have been once or twice out of the 100 + bottles that I've swapped or sold where I thought "I wouldn't mind wearing that today" but...
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    These comments sum it up for me. If a company is going to market and sell an oud product, there should, at the very least, be an expectation that the true natural form of the ingredient exists in...
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    It's to satisfy my own curiosity. I know I own fragrances that contain synthetic oud and others, I'm not so sure. Considering the price of some of the fragrances on the market, I'd hope they'd use...
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    Re: Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    Or I could post it in a thread, where other people could confirm it. LOL, Seriously, it appears that you have nothing to contribute.
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    Confirmed: Real or Synthetic Oud

    This is a thread for fragrances that can be confirmed, which use either real or synthetic oud.

    Note: I'm not asking for your opinion of which you think it is, I'm asking for a confirmation of a...
  70. Re: Is 1 Million more versatile than some of us give it credit for (myself included)?

    .. +1
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    Re: Is Creed Royal Water underrated?

    I had a sample of it and wasn't impressed at all. I wouldn't buy it.
  72. Re: If you could only use two fragrances for the entire year, which would they be and why?

    I should have specified "Vintage Obsession" in my response.

    Anyway, the current formulation is very different from the original formulation and I hadn't though about it until someone pointed it...
  73. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    A friend of mine crinkled her nose and said "Ewwww! It smells like turpentine!". The fragrance was Tom Ford Oud Wood.
  74. Re: If you could only use two fragrances for the entire year, which would they be and why?

    Obsession for Men & Mugler Cologne.

    I get loads of compliments with both of these fragrances and have never had a single person say that they didn't like them to me.

    Obsession would be for...
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    Montale reformulation

    I had a conversation where the person told me that Montale Aoud Musk seems to have been reformulated and isn't as strong as it used to be.

    Has anyone else experienced this or can confirm a...
  76. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    MFK Cashmere Mood. I think it's just wonderful but it's so expensive. Still, it's an eventual buy.
  77. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    I've been wearing Obsession since the fragrance was first available. While I could be wrong but I don't think the cap changed as late as the mid 90s, I do believe it was before that, at least with...
  78. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    I'm a huge fan of Obsession for Men and here's the info I can come up with and the best timeline that I've been able to produce.

    Cosmeticcheck is unable to identify / verify some of the codes on...
  79. Re: Decided to start working on a scent with coconut notes for men, suggestions?^^

    South Water by Lili Bermuda. This should be exactly what you're after. It's niche and won't break your wallet.

    http://www.bermuda-perfumery.com/boutique/?f=24
  80. CdG Black and Puredistance Black... Are they similar?

    I've asked this elsewhere but didn't get any responses, so I thought I'd ask here.

    Does anyone have experience with both CdG Black and Puredistance Black? Are they similar? If not, what...
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    Rouge Royal for Men - Horrid! I can't say enough bad things about this. If I die and go to hell, the devil will force me to wear this for all eternity.

    A*Men - Awful. Carry a bottle of this if...
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    Re: Too young for anti-ageing/night creams?

    No, you're not to young and let me make a reasonably priced suggestion: Loreal men's expert vita lift spf 15 anti-wrinkle & firming moisturizer with sunscreen.

    You're smart to start thinking...
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    Re: How to get rid of pimples?

    You might have folliculitis, so go see a dermatologist.

    I'm in my 40s and I've suffered with it on and off for years. At times, enough to where I've had to take antibiotics for a period of...
  84. Re: Worst price & hype increases after discontinuation or reformulation?

    M7 and DHI
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    Re: Insanely Underpriced Gems

    Easily 24 Gold.

    In addition, Bijan Nude for Men. It's like pure ivory soap and it keeps you smelling like you just got out of the shower, all day long. You can get a 75ml for $15 or less. The...
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    Re: something new

    Sorry, I misread that.

    Acqua di Gio: Essenza does have an aquatic flair to it but much less so, in comparison to the original, because of the added grapefruit note. With that note, it becomes...
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    Re: something new

    These are somewhat similar to the two fragrances that you've posted and they're not going to be very hard on the wallet: Obsession Night for Men and Acqua di Gio: Essenza.

    Obsession Night does...
  88. Re: CURIOUS - Look at my wardrobe....Which 3-4 bottles would you get rid of if YOU were ME ?

    Yeah, Lalique isn't expensive enough to have to part with your wife over it. :laugh:
  89. Re: CURIOUS - Look at my wardrobe....Which 3-4 bottles would you get rid of if YOU were ME ?

    Eau des Baux
    Versace Pour Homme
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Lalique White
  90. Re: Are the Tom Ford exclusives worth the money?

    The TF Private Blends are way overpriced and you can find comparable alternatives for a much cheaper price.

    The dry down of Italian Cypress is almost identical to Halston Z-14, especially the...
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    Re: Best Green fragrances?

    Diptyque Philosykos EDP - The greenest fragrance that I've ever encountered. It's like breaking open a little green tree branch in the spring.
  92. Re: You're absolute favorite Blind buy of all time -

    Ysl m7
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    The sillage varies considerably, based on the individual. I bought a bottle of it and got very little sillage and projection (about 4 hours), so I sold it. The guy I sold it too, loves it and says...
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Allow me to point out that by wearing niche, you're still a sheep - just one in a smaller flock.
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    Re: Xerjoff Richwood... is it worth the 670$ ?

    If it's so good when you spray it on, that sparks fly out of your ass - it's a definite buy. Otherwise, no.
  96. Re: Need some suggestions, "new" to the little world of fragrances.

    New to the "little" world of fragrances? It's not a little world by any means. In addition, tap a vein, because it's an addiction. We're all just fragrance junkies waiting for our next fix.
  97. If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishment?

    If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for eternity as punishment?

    Mine would be this: Rouge Royal For Men Princesse Marina De Bourbon for men
  98. Re: Which designer scent sends you running for clean air?

    Le Male
    A*Men
    1 Million
    Rouge Royal
  99. Re: What is your favorite of the inoffensive fragrances?

    Gio
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    Re: Pick of the liter from macys?

    It's not just a "typical" citrus scent. Gio has been the best selling men's fragrance for over a decade now. This is pretty impressive, considering that citrus scents are one of the most popular or...
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