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    Re: Cologne First Date?

    Usually not. Just freshly showered, teeth brushed and well groomed. Fragrance with my dates usually comes after I learn what they like. I never like a assume anything.
  2. Re: batch code WJX04X issey miyake-cannot verify help!!

    Checkcosmetic.net The bottle dates to 2014. Oddly enough this is the second time I have posted this info in this thread. Lots of my posts have been going missing.
  3. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I used to be an oversprayer. Seriously bad to be exact. So bad I went through bottles in a month or two. Multiple times. It was ridiculous. I know for me two reasons come to mind and I know it...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The fragrance that wowed me recently is that sample stuff that smellsliketeenspirit is having people test. I seriously am impressed with his work. I cant go into too much detail as I don't want to...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Aventus so far has been my most complimented scent by females. But only when wearing a very small amount. Oddly enough recent versions have got me no comments whatsoever. But two days ago I wore...
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    Re: Burberry London vs. Amen Pure Havane

    I don't see them as similar at all. Pure havane reminds me of a walk in humidor at a tobacco shop that has cigars of all flavors but you are standing near some cherry ones. London reminds me more...
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    Re: Buckle sells fragrances

    Well, I'm not going to lie about it. I have no reason to. But it is one of the main reason I stopped wearing the brand. That and quality.
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    Re: Buckle sells fragrances

    I live near Chicago so yeah we have some pretty good stuff. I bought 4 affliction leather jackets at marshalls. The Gear up jacket as well as a few others for $100 a pop. Not bad considering you...
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    Re: Buckle sells fragrances

    I wore a lot of what they sell but I refused to shop there. Everything was way too much money for the quality. I would just wait for them to send their stuff to tj maxx.
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    The SA at Macys told me that they are the ONLY authorized retailer for chanel period. And If I buy it anywhere else including the chanel website that it is going to be a fake. Sure lady, whatever...
  11. Re: What is it going to take to get me to buy LIDGE???

    I think its a decent woody scent but i have a sample of it yet was never into it enough to warrant a purchase. In fact i will probably never use my sample so if you want to try it i could send it...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Sauvage Reformulated!!!

    I saw the title and actually got excited. For the first time i would actually welcome a drastic reform.
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    Re: Ideas for Repurpose

    Bamboo sticks and make a mini fragrance diffuser for the bathroom.
  14. Re: Experience at Parfum de Marly Boutique Manhattan

    I love their fragrances but no they are not an old house. First fragrance they made was Pegasus in 2011. Anything they say otherwise is BS. If you look on their website, their "brand story" is...
  15. Re: Do you like all the notes of your favourite perfumes?

    Not usually. I find many of my favorite scents and some that I hate with a passion only reserved for my ex share many of the same notes but in different amounts. For instance, I hate juniper berry...
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I got a full wearing out of one of the samples I had today. Stuff was beastly. Far more potent than I thought it was going to be. Got a compliment as well which I wasn't expecting seeing I don't...
  17. Re: Looking for a nicer variation of: Occitane Eau de Baux

    Do you mean Bentley intense? I don't see any information anywhere on Bentley extreme.
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    Re: Basenotes official ebay steal thread

    I just got a Parfums de marly Herod 4.2 for $165 shipped.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/201302759845?_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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    Re: Montale Oud's REAL or SYNTHETICS ?

    The problem I have with that is its a blog. And while its reported the person is an expert I don't have any way to confirm anything they have written. Blogs are just people putting their opinion on...
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    Re: Montale Oud's REAL or SYNTHETICS ?

    Well if that is the case it goes beyond my depth. I'm not sure what I would believe. But this thread is 10 years old so what might have been true then might not be now. Not really sure.
  21. Re: Ambroxan. Can we get it banned as a fragrance ingredient?

    I wish we could but I don't see it happening. Unfortunately assbroxan is here to stay.
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    Re: Montale Oud's REAL or SYNTHETICS ?

    I would believe that M7 and Amouage used real ouds as they actually smell real to me and just because real oud is used in some capacity doesn't mean it wont also have sythetics to support it. ...
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    Re: Same money... Wich one brings more value?

    Smell? I really have no idea. I have only smelled the prada which I like enough to say that I like it. But I don't own it and probably wont. But all things being equal the lalique can be had...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    I was running low and found an insane price on another 4.2 and I'm stashing it away as a Xmas present to myself

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/necropassion/herod-v3_zpslqhgjerg.png
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    It looks real to me. Sometimes errors in printing occur. What is easier or more cost effective? Destroying boxes you accidentally printed and applied wrong labels on or printing a new sticker and...
  26. Thread: Real or Fake?

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    Re: Real or Fake?

    You are talking about 1280adam. He is not the OP of this thread. The actual OP has no signature and this is his first post. Unless I'm missing something.
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    Re: New Nasomatto Baraonda!

    No white shirts, that's for sure. Very interesting to hear though as I was under the impression that the brand was pretty much on coast from here on out. Either way, I must say the cap is not my...
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    Re: Virgin Island Water worth owning?

    If you like it? sure. I'm not a huge fan. But I am not by any means a fan of tropical scents. Especially anything with coconut. And its for no good reason. Just makes me think of pina coladas,...
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    Re: Are There Any Good Fragrance Commercials?

    I have never seen a fragrance commercial that made me want to try the fragrance. In fact I find them for the most part to be extremely corny. But what does get me to bite are those stupid fold out...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I agree on all points except the Herod thing. I have not really smelled any tobacco fragrance that is very similar. I know godolphin smells like Tuscan leather but herod I have not found to be...
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    Re: Cologne Suggestion for My Father's Birthday

    I would either get him old spice or ask him what he really wants. I love fragrance I wear it all the time. And I would love to get someone their favorite scent for their birthday. But I know I...
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    Re: Worst notes you've ever smelt?

    Ambroxan and other cheap amber scents like in ed hardy villain and rogue man. I also hate juniper berries, civet, and really earthy vetiver. Now I can do some of these as a supporting note way in...
  33. Re: Narrowed down my collection to the only 5 scents I will ever repurchase

    Ive tried to do that. Never works out. I either discover something new and want it or I get the urge to wear something that I previously sold off.
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    Re: Millesime Imperial or Neroli Portofino

    I cant help but agree. Many citrus based scents have me going nose blind fairly quickly. And I cant help but notice that many of the people who say things like Neroli Portofino don't last are also...
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    Re: Would you buy a scent called Woody Swamp if...

    judging by your description? No. Putrid and I don't mix even if mild and occasional.
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    Re: Jovan Musk for Men

    I smelled this for the first time in years the other day along with white musk. I was actually surprised. I liked what I was smelling. But for some reason I have a prejudice with it and other super...
  37. Thread: Well blended?

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    Re: Well blended?

    I hate that expression. I have seen it used in so many different ways that I honestly don't even know what the real definition is. Some of used the expression for a scent that has a lot of notes...
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    [USA] Re: bunch of decent desigers

    bump
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    [US + CANADA] Re: Numerous designers

    bump
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    Re: I've never had any complements on Aventus

    You didn't hear? The latest craze is straight up your nostrils. I hear it helps projection unless you are a mouth breather.
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    Re: I've never had any complements on Aventus

    Sounds about right. That is why I have such a love hate relationship with this scent. Its addicting and I want more but my body wont always allow it and it pisses me off. But I still love me some...
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    Re: Frustrating experience with beautyspin

    I'm surprised lucky scent wasn't all that much more expensive for the same stuff. That sucks that Beautyspin did that. I would have been soured on the deal myself. Happy anniversary by the way.
  43. Re: Ever looked at all your fragrances and thought I don't like any of it anymore?

    Have I done that? Yep. And then I have sold many of them off. Then about 6 months down the road after multiple let downs I remember why I gravitated to those scents in the first place and usually...
  44. Re: Youtube reviewers selling their beloved colognes

    IMHO It depends on the reviewer. I have learned the hard way that not all of them are on the up and up. Some pander to certain brands and lie on their behalf. Some are just pushing whatever is...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport-Really Bad?

    We do seem to be in a bit of a tonkapocalypse as of late. Definitely not my favorite note.
  46. Re: pure malt and pure havane 2012 older, any different?

    I don't think so. Any perceivable differences could easily be attributed to the age of the fragrance and not necessarily that of a change in formulation. As long as its sealed and new I wouldn't...
  47. Re: I discovered a DIRT CHEAP clone of Scentstory 24 Gold

    Yeah no problem, when you get it take a decent picture of the bottom of the bottle. Its the easiest way to tell.
  48. Re: Where does a house like Creed actually make and bottle their fragrances???

    I know the bottles and flacons are supplied by Pochet. They make bottles for damn near everyone.
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    Re: Armani Code Sport bough in eBay - fake?

    I still love ebay. I have saved way more money than I have lost. Sure I got 5 fakes. But I never lost a dime. If I get a fake with a no name store I have no recourse. Ebay backs the buyer. I...
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    Re: Fake or Real - Bleu De Chanel

    looks real to me. The 7902 date code comes back as legit and being manufactured in 2014. The box and everything looks correct. When you handle the box does the blue areas get a lot of...
  51. Re: I discovered a DIRT CHEAP clone of Scentstory 24 Gold

    Let your own nose decide. One mans trash is anothers treasure. You have to remember just because some would like to believe their opinion is absolute and should apply to everyone it doesn't make it...
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    Re: Best Presentation?

    Presentation really doesn't matter to me unless something is defective. As long as it works and isn't covered in glue like a lot of armaf stuff I'm fine with cheaper packaging. The best...
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    Re: Body wash / deodorant pair with Aventus

    I do fragrance free everything just so it doesn't clash with whatever scent I have. Its easier for me to do that instead of trying to find a match for each scent I wear. I recommend arm and hammer...
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    Re: More Compliments: ADG or VPH?

    I think ADG is a much better scent and I dont think they smell similar at all. VPH to me is a sour citrus with some light woods in the base. ADG is a full blown aquatic and while extremely popular,...
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    edited . Didnt see the part of not discussing it. All im gonna say is I hope I can get more at at some point.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    yeah unfortunately its pretty common knowledge that a good sign you have a fake is if the packaging and presentation are perfect. Creeds for all their expense have horrible packaging. I don't...
  57. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    The two worst reactions I ever got was when I was an oversprayer. The first was Mont blanc legend. Probably wearing 2 ml of the stuff I kid you not. I was walking in Target and some older...
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    Re: Rogue Man by Rihanna anyone try it?

    I find the stuff repulsive. The odd thing is it has an amber accord similar to Ed Hardy villain and D&G the One. But its so nasty and cheaply done that it actually ruined the one for me as...
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    Re: Another Spicebomb Query...

    I got rid of my 2014 for the same reason. Had a bubble gum like opening and wasn't spicy and had poor longevity. But my 2015 Is just like the 2012 and 2013. I'm starting to think 2014 was just a...
  60. Re: Mont Blanc Individel...best value frangrance?

    I have it. Probably my 3rd bottle. I have to figure out the right application for it. I love the smell at first but every once in awhile I get a very strong laundry detergent vibe. And Its not...
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    Re: Another Spicebomb Query...

    Ok so plot thickens. I went to a Nordstrom today to see if they had a 2012 bottle to compare to mine and low and behold the tester on the floor was made in june of 2012. I grabbed a sample of it...
  62. Re: I done gone done it. Impulse buy: Dior Homme Parfum

    Great fragrance and highly underrated if not hated by many. I love it and really am glad I have it in my collection. I actually had a back up of it but quickly realized the stuff would last me the...
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    Re: Creed GIT - First impression

    I get only very faint familiarity between cool water and GIT. Coolwater to me is always easy to spot with it slightly herbal quality and acquatic notes. GIT is less busy, higher quality and...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport-Really Bad?

    The original allure homme sport isn't bad to me but I really dislike eau extreme.
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    I got my samples today. I have not opened or smelled all of them yet. I really didn't have to as the smell filled the flipping room right after opening the box. All I can say is something in...
  66. Thread: Bath Powders

    by Tmoran
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    Re: Bath Powders

    I use a powder but always unscented. I tend to do everything unscented except my fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th July, 2016

    http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/necropassion/imperial_zps5sls5s65.jpg
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    Re: Acqua essenziale!

    The whole essenziale line tricked me. They seem to open like an Olympic sprinter and then finish like 90 year old with a walker. One of them smells like a bleu de chanel clone. the original just...
  69. Thread: Masculine Iris?

    by Tmoran
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    I really like infusion d'iris by prada as well as the entire dior home line with my least favorites being the sport flankers. But even with that said I think iris is one of those notes that leans...
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    Re: NEW fragrance: Spicebomb Extreme

    I think they are very similar in areas but there are difference. To me the notes are almost identical but with a different emphasis. The original to me has a lot more of the spices at the top...
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    Re: Armani Code Sport bough in eBay - fake?

    Here is the thing. If that box had been sealed with cellphane I wouldn't even bat and eyelash at the 2011 year. But seeing it was opened and IMHO then probably sprayed it was definitely not listed...
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    Re: All 1oz decant collection? Bad idea?

    No. Your plan is too logical, rational and sane for basenotes. :undecided:
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    Re: Armani Code Sport bough in eBay - fake?

    The fragrance batch code checks out. It was a bottle made in 2011. Its simply a smaller travel spray. Armani Code sport is not a long lasting fragrance nor is it a strong fragrance. Judging by...
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    Poll: Re: Are we all guilty of addiction

    Not usually. I have been an addict most of my life. We say we will always be addicts even if we are not in "active addiction". I have not let my vises get the hold of me since 2007. But as an...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    I don't enjoy the fragrances. I bought Poseidon elixir and really don't like it. Scared me off of trying anything else at this point unless I can swap PE for something else they make. And I have...
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Totally appreciate the honesty. I don't understand why people are saying this Is close to aventus. Its not as horrible to me as many of the other aventus clones but it definitely smells more like...
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    Re: Cannabis fragrances.

    I went with the Demeter. Usually this house does a very good job at isolating single notes and that is really what I am looking for. I'm not trying to get a wearable scent with a cannabis note...
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    Re: Cannabis fragrances.

    I think crack is probably more their forte, LOL. I have 24 gold. I don't get that.




    holy cow. I didn't even know Demeter did a cannabis scent. ordered. Thankyou!
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    Cannabis fragrances.

    I know this has been asked but I'm hoping there are some new entries in this topic. I am looking for a low cost but authentic cannabis fragrance. Not even to wear. More of a novelty thing and...
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    Re: Égoïste 2016 - The Fall?

    I have a feeling in its case being such an old scent it has suffered from not only regulations but public perception. Who really knows. This industry is so cloak and dagger you never know what the...
  81. Re: Whats been your best hit so far and what were you wearing?

    Stick around long enough and you will encounter a few people who are dead serious when everyone thinks they are just being dramatic. I'm not kidding you man. Some people really think a bottle is...
  82. Re: Whats been your best hit so far and what were you wearing?

    Wait, now im confused. When I read the Op i thought we were doing tongue in cheek fiction. My bad. I totally thought this thread was about making fun of the fictional tales some tell. Oops.
  83. Re: Guys i have to ask aventus lovers this very simple question

    But most people know that is mostly marketing jargon SA's parrot to give the impression they are experts in their field. In most cases that one or two degree difference between a pulse point and a...
  84. Re: Whats been your best hit so far and what were you wearing?

    It was the first time I sprayed aventus. The world literally did stop. And so did time. The skies parted and an alien mother ship on its way to a galaxy a long time ago and far far away stopped. ...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    You had just said D'Hermes. You didn't specify that it was Terre. And you didn't say which specific store you saw it at as the stock and brands can vary between TJ/marshalls & ross.
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    Re: Selective Olfactory Fatigue

    I don't know for anyone else but I know for me the things that I go nose blind to the quickest are sharp citrus type notes. Darker denser and sweet fragrances it doesn't happen nearly as much.
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Nearly all reviewers get product comp'd. Its just how it works. But getting product samples doesn't guarantee a review will be positive. It just means there is an expectation to provide feedback....
  88. Re: IT'S THE BEST IYO...asking the noses at basenotes

    My disclaimer for my list is I prioritize what I like over what I find artistically interesting. In other words I can appreciate that there are many fragrances that people will say are better or...
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    [USA] Re: DUA poseidon Elixer and a bunch of decent desigers

    bump
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    Re: Himalaya (Niche Sport?)

    I have a love hate relationship with himalaya. I think it smells really good. As good as a scnt like it can smell. But I dont like it enough to own it as everytime I smell it I am left puzzled at...
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    Re: Anybody love Tobacco Oud?

    I really do love tobacco oud. But its weird because its one of those scents that I love the smell of but don't care to actually smell like it. I have quite a few samples of this lying around. And I...
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    Poll: Re: Are we all guilty of addiction

    Do you feel deep down that you have bought too many bottles of fragrance over the past few years?

    No. Because I have a system. In all my hobbies I do not collect. There is no rational reason to...
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    Re: Could this be a fake Tabarome Millesime?

    So far I think I have got 5 so far off ebay. The most recent a bottle of spicebomb. Got my money back each time. The longest I had to wait was 3 days.

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    Definitely not a...
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    Poll: Re: Are we all guilty of addiction

    I think bottom note may have got into some trouble and is trying to blanket everyone in to his own problems to feel better. Kinda like "well if i have a problem then all these other guys must too". ...
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    Re: Could this be a fake Tabarome Millesime?

    creed boxes and packaging have changed a lot over the years and there really is no consistency. But many of this sellers wares look suspect. Especially a millesime imperial he sold. What bothers...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste Platinum fake?

    Yeah I would not say flawless. I have never been all that impressed with many bottles. And its only when you see an actual fake that you realize how bad the packaging and bottles can be. Well you...
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    Re: Popular vs personal taste...

    It doesn't mean anything to me. The only fragrances that have ever been noticed by anyone who knew what it was was with Acqua di gio. Honestly many of us like to pretend others care. They don't....
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    Re: Guy asking for address... Delivered

    But really what was incriminating about the email? And I hate to say it but it wasn't just a question of whether or not others received it.
  99. Poll: Re: Which scent would suit a college student: Dior Homme Intense, L'Occitane Eau des Baux, Versace E

    Seeing this isn't a "pick your favorite" thread I chose what would apply specifically to your question. My choice was Versace eros. I don't like the stuff as I find the dry down to be very close...
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    Re: Another Spicebomb Query...

    I wonder if the 2013 stuff had issues. Because my 2015 stuff is a rockstar. Doesnt really matter though. I like it and thats all I care about.
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