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    Poll: Re: Can you actually AFFORD your fragrances?

    For some reason I tend to get the buying bug once the weather turns cold. Lucky scent gets plenty of my cash for just samples and occasional full bottles that I fall in love with. I tend to be...
  2. Re: Comme de Garcons Incense Series rating order....favorite to least favorite

    I own and love Jaisalmer. I'll wear it cross country skiing in the woods. I feel like I'm part of the woods wearing it.
    I also own Avignon. Used on various occasions. I've taken it to a catholic...
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    Re: Dumpster scents

    I've givven quite a few frags away to friends. Most of the stuff was from TJ Maxx. It was nice to have a a lot in my collection, but it was rediculous to have them there and not actually wear the...
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    Re: S O T D: Friday - January 17

    Ys Uzac--Pohadka I love this stuff!
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    Re: My short review: Knize Ten

    I ne er thought I'd like this one until I actually sampled it. Very amazing and long lasting fragrance for me. I now own a full bottle and wear it rotation with my others.
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday - January 16

    CdG Avignon layered with Montale Vanille Absolu. Katie Puckrick suggested this and it really blends well and tempers the heavy frankincense.
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    Re: The "I don't get it" thread

    Mona di Orio Oud was a pure fecal barnyard experience when I first put it on. I said "huh?" Why would anyone wanna smell this poopy? It did mellow out after a bit, but still.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Various ones over the years. "Who took a chocolate shit?" Whilst wearing A-Men. I've gotten a couple "You smell like an old lady" comments while wearing Patchouli 24. Various others telling me to...
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    Poll: Re: CDG Avignon OR Knize 10?

    I have both. Avignon is more of a Catholic novelty for me. Knize Ten is classy and long lasting.
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    Re: What would Christian Bale wear?

    Kinski or Miller Harris' L'Air de Rien
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    Re: scents that change the mood to sadness

    CB I hate perfume--Black March Water, smells like dying leaves basting in water (Oh death!) but *heck* it makes me happy and the imagery of early spring come to mind. (Oh tannic muddled waters, how...
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    Re: Something smells amazing, is that you?

    Molecule 01 has truly given more compliemnts that so many other "sheeshee" boutique fragrances I've worn. It's light and long lastingm,but draws the person in (who complimented me) Hell, it's cheap...
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    Re: Anything out there like John Varvatos?

    Burberry London, kinda. I have both. that's what MY nose says...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Azzaro Onyx yet?

    I gave it away to someone I don't hang out with. Like Azzaro Chrome, I really don't want to hang out with these 2.
  15. Poll: Re: Amber Amber Amber -- Your Favorite Amber Frag?

    Ambre Sultan--(Ambr' not Am-BRAY)
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    Re: Oil Concentration of C&S No. 88

    I scrubbed this off a couple nights ago....gag me with a british spoon, like totally...This leaves all the boys and girls in the world who like this fragrance to be attracted by it.
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    Re: Voleur de Roses

    I'm a patchouli fan, but not really a Rose fan. Voleur de Roses "gets my goat"....I'm intrigued by it and occasionally wear it. I should decant some of this for trade, hmmmm.

    ok, upon recent...
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    Re: Light Amber Fragrances

    I love Ambre Narguile...But it just doesn't last long enough ("spray more on then") ok!
    Halston Man Amber is lightly sweet and dryly woody. In the Family of Eav des Beauxxxxxx , which is also very...
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    Re: basenoters hating on 1 million

    At my age, It feels like I'm committing a felony wearing it.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan

    I've rubbed into my loins for lucky evenings. It makes me feel like Pan in a field full of wanting spring maidens.
    ( you think I'm jokin'?)
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    Re: Jovan Musk for Men... Am I Nuts?

    Jovan Musk was my signature scent back in the late 70's/early 80's. I still like it, but don't wear it much. I just fell in love with Tabu! Keep the old cheepie classics ALIVE!
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    Re: Creed Back Catalogue!

    Bois du Portugal is my funeral scent and I love it. (Full Bottle)

    I also love Jasmine Eugenie Imperatrice. I'm down to the last bit of my sample.

    Aventus is on my radar to buy.
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    Re: Jovan Sex Appeal

    I wore it back when it didn't get me laid. Jovan musk did though...ok, it must have been my great personality. Polo worked with girls in Alligator shirts and topsiders. Aramis worked with pre-anosmic...
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    Re: What was the first fragrance that you bought?

    British Sterling was my first crush on cologne in 10th grade in the late 70's
    The First bottle that I bought after using my brothers bottle was Jovan Musk, also in late 10th grade in the late 70's
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 24th, 2013

    Heading to N'awlins..for the plane: Ys Uzac-Pohadka from a Luckyscent sample.
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    Re: FREDERIC MALLE: Which one is the best?

    My 2 faves:
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Bigarade Concentree

    Noir Epices was quite unique and lovely
  27. Re: I am looking for that finishing piece in my wardrobe.

    Good Point...Mugler Cologne...for under 50.
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    Re: JAR Parfums "pyramides"?

    Yes it's only a paper moon....

    JAR Shadow was certainly a new olfactive melange for my nose to behold.

    The whole JAR line is great for the elite "I have this in my collection and can afford it,...
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    Re: Other luxury colognes besides Creed

    Try the dark enigmatic Judeo-Franco vibe of of JAR...I hear it's quite an experience.
  30. Re: I am looking for that finishing piece in my wardrobe.

    I suggest going to Sephora and trying Viktor and Rolf Spicebomb. Unique Framework without being confrontational.
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    Re: LIDGE: don't believe the hype!

    Just because 53 liked it and 2 didn't.

    SAMPLE FIRST, you might be number 3 on the didn't list.
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    Re: 1 Fragrance you can't live without.

    Iso-E Super, diluted.
    (I seriously have never gottten so many compliments from anything else) Sample before believing the hype.
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    Re: Help me expand my cologne collection

    Everyone is offering great suggestions.

    I certainly think you should sample before buying. It will get more expensive as your tastes evolve and gain influence from the Basenotes Thinktank. Try...
  34. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    It was what I wore while in the Navy back in '83. It reminds me of being skinny and awkward adn vibrant and alive.
    No, I'll pass. At this point it's a-been there done that feeling for me. Similar...
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    Re: Best budget leathers?

    I had heard about Knize Ten on Basenotes since 2009.
    I avoided it, thinking I don't like leather cologne, based on
    pre-basenotes bias on leather based on English Leather.

    Fast Forward to...
  36. Re: Does Halston Z-14 give you the cinnamon vibe like Egoiste?

    EgoEAST and Z-14 are both egotists with Firebirds and spice. Reminds me of a disco dance off with 2 loud guys doing Travolta moves with slightly different suits.
  37. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    It was what I wore while in the Navy back in '83. It reminds me of being skinny and awkward adn vibrant and alive.
    No, I'll pass. At this point it's a-been there done that feeling for me. Similar...
  38. First time swapper with a few possibilites

    Hi All,
    I've been into frags since 2007. Basenotes launched me into outer orbit for for frag addiction.
    Here's a few that I tried after BN fanboys/enthusiasts suggested, but I don't find good for...
  39. Instant grat

    I impulsively purchased Jaialmer and Sequoia recently...i always loved the samples from 3 years ago...i just did it. I can't wait for all the lucky scent samples i purchased as well
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    Re: Airplane safe fragrances

    a hint of mugler cologne on the neck...a spritz of mkk in your underwear just before boarding.
  41. Re: Looking for opinions on Ambre Narguile by Hermes

    I recently visted the Hermes boutique in Chicago and did just that. Two 15mls of Ambre Narguile (one for my gf), One of Vetiver Tonka, a wonderful gourmand vetiver, one of the crisp light floral Iris...
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    Re: Halston Man Amber by Halston

    Thanks! I'll have to do my homework and get-a-sniffin'
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    Re: Your current TOP 5 vetivers !?

    The vetivers I own and wear:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Encre Noir
    Hermessence Vetiver Tonka
    Mugler Cologne

    I'd love to purchase Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    and would love to sample Sycomore.
  44. Re: My first experience with the legendary "Tobacco Vanille"

    I own and love TV, but only wear it on various occasions. It can become cloying if oversprayed. I've sampled PH and do love it's sweetness and would love to purchase this before it's prices skyrocket.
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, March 9, 2012

    Hermès Ambre Narguilè
    http://media.hermes.com/media/catalog/product/a/m/ambre-narguil_.jpg
  46. Poll: Re: Hermès Ambre Narguilè VS Malle Musc Ravageur.

    I do like both fragrances, but I adore Hermès Ambre Narguilè the most. I've only worn MR from sample. I don't love it as much.
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    Re: Halston Man Amber by Halston

    I remember trying this out at the NM in Troy MI. Recently I visited Chicago and went to NM to purchase this. The tester was out, but they did not have any bottles for sale. The same went for the...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2012

    I was in Chicago for 4 days with my gf. I decided to stop into the Hermes boutique on Oak St and purchased a 4 bottle gift set of Vetiver Tonka, Iris Ukiyoe and 2 bottle of Ambre Narguile, one of...
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    Re: kiehls musk what's your take on it?

    I think Kiehls stands on its own. MKK is a completely different animal. Both of which didn't budge my kitty. Yatagan sure made her sniff and want to bite me though!
  50. Thread: Tam Dao

    by JickyMan
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    Poll: Re: Tam Dao

    I've burned my share of mysore sandalwood incense from India over the years. Tam Dao pretty much hits the nail on the head for the type fo sandalwood I like to smell.
  51. Re: Please, no more frag descriptions as "fresh and warm."

    My Momma smell good, hellz yeah
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    Perhaps not the worst...but I have no love for it. C&S No.88...over perfumed douched crotch and urine. I know there's lots of fanboys for this one....sorry guys.
  53. Re: Please, no more frag descriptions as "fresh and warm."

    How about: The metaphysical olfactive sorcery elicts a phrygian catharsis paired with hermaphroditic versimilitude?
  54. Re: New Fragrances: Tommy Bahama Set Sail Martinique for Men and Women

    I bought every Tommy Bahama other than this new one at TJ Maxx. I love the orginal brown bottle woody one the best.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

    Gucci PH (Eau de Church Pew)
    http://www.montalbanofurniture.com/monta/images/background%20gradient%20pews.jpg
  56. Poll: Re: Definitive Poll: TFPB Tobacco Vanille vs. SL Chergui?

    Tobacco Vanille....not fair that I voted and have yet to smell Chergui....it's hugely on my want to test list.
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    Re: What cologne did you wear in high school?

    1980-81--Jovan Musk was king. I'd wear some of my brother's Aramis or Givenchy Gentleman on occasion as well.

    It was when I joined the Navy in late 81 that i foraged into many other fragrances,...
  58. Re: Need a 'too special to wear all the time' scent

    actually Creed Bois de Portugal is something I only wear on more formal occasions, unless I need a dose while at home.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday February 8th 2011

    Tom Ford-Moss Breches I remember first smelling this at NM with a friend a couple years ago. We both recieved a sample. He described this as: Like unicorns running through a field. I thought that...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday January 28 2011

    L'Artisan Dzing! I love the fragrance and also love this circus photo.
    http://stegosauruspress.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/trapeze_artists_in_circus_thumb.jpg
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 26th January, 2011

    Dolce & Gabbana By Man--I have a 15 ml bottle of this and don't wear it often, but is smells wonderful.
    http://www.justascent.co.uk/images/BY%20by%20DG%20man.jpg
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    Re: Photo Lagerfeld: thoughts ?

    This is some very intense stuff. I don't wear it too often. Once, someone at work told me it smelled like a cleaning product. I get an ultra-green feel with this one. If you are wearing this to work,...
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    Re: Your "top 5" Burberrys...

    I love London and also own Weekend. I once owned the original Burberry's back in the 80's...spicy stuff it was.
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 24 January, 2011

    Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile--I was in the mood for something clean and refreshing with a hint of spring not so far away.
    http://www.momist.com/uploaded_images/Iris-Nobile-798712.jpg
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    Re: Royall Muske--Now THAT's a barbershop

    I like the Royall products. I just splashed a little of thier musk on last night to compare with my 2 new Pinauds. Great stuff.
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    Surfacing--I wasn't talking about EVERYONE on BN, just the folks who have problems with youtube...it's another world altogether.
    To Be or not to be.....(drama) Elitist snobs have plenty to offer...
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black or Tobacco Vanille

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille all the way.
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    Re: Youtube & Basenotes

    As with anything...if it gets your panties in a wad--don't watch it. Leave your elitest guns and knives at the door. Otherwise people are free to do what they want on youtube without all the flowing...
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 17th January, 2011

    Pinaud Clubman Virgin Island Bay Rum---sticking with the old fashioned barber shop feel.
    http://www.fendrihan.com/images/bay-rum_cologne.jpg
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    Re: the most italian fragrance

    Aqua di Parma or Santa Maria Novella would give me the most Italiano vibe.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 16th January, 2011

    Pinaud Clubman...talk about a nice surpise and addition to my collection (late xmas gift along with Bay Rum) So simple, refreshing and masculine. Nice break off the hoity toity niche train....
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 15 January 2011

    Leaving sweet sillage while cross country skiing with Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille.
    http://www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us/images/stories/parks/images/cross-country-skiing.jpg
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    Re: SotD : Thursday, January , 13th, 2011

    Idole de Lubin...bought from my first visit to Aedes de Venustas.
    http://www.stylsopot.pl/Files/image/zapachy/idol.jpg
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 1th January, 2011

    Hermes--Eau d'Orange Vert
  75. Re: Do dads tell their growing boys about fragrance?

    I grew up with 2 moms....one of 'em loved fragrances and bought me my first while in high school. Britsh Sterling. I loved it back then.
    I don't see any reason a father should discuss fragrances...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 8th January, 2011

    L'artisan Voleur de Roses. Gosh darn I like this stuff.
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    Re: YouTube reviews

    One thing for sure, the gestalt of Basenotes has enriched my life. Edgey elitism does take hold on occasion, but I don't let it hold me back from fragrance enjoyment the way I enjoy it. To anyone...
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    Re: Fresh cut grass

    Not a popular one here, but it's quite inexpensive and grassy:
    Lanvin Oxegene.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4 January , 2011

    Art of Shaving Sandalwood Balm and EDT
    http://www.gentlemans-shop.com/acatalog/shavediag1.gif
  80. Re: Forget Tom Ford's Private Blends, I have something better...

    It's time to show your face on YouTube....We've seen the seething indolic wit by way of text...show your face Puddle Monkey! Great mini-reviews and shattering of some sacred cows.
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    Re: SL Fille en Aiguilles! Anyone?

    This reminded me of the pines that I'd go cross country skiing through. A beautiful fragrance. Great for winter months and especially Christmas.
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 3 January 2011

    Idole de Lubin---groovy bottle, coca cola top note followed by spices then dreamy drydown.
    http://www.aromline.ru/products_pictures/Idole_De_Lubin.jpg
  83. Re: Can you help me? Gourmand with thick caramel!

    New Haarlem, Hanae Mori, Maybe Animale Animale, Bond#9 Nuits de NoHo or Oh So New York. (last 2 are probably more chocolate)
  84. Re: L'Occitane eau de baux - the longest lasting fragrance for me

    36 hours! Geesh---it must become quite a feral version of its former self.
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    Re: Dynamite Dennis

    I liked this old stud's reviews. Cheers Dennis!
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    Re: 2011-happy new year everyone

    Happy New Year to all Basenoters! Group Hug!
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_B8EggxFk9qw/Szzom14GqkI/AAAAAAAAEfc/rbh0FdQykKc/s320/HAPPY++NEW+YEAR+1.JPG
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    Poll: Re: New years party (What should i wear)

    I'll be wearing Havana. I'm sure you'll smell just awesome whatever you choose.
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    Re: What is your wardrobe/collection worth ?

    Not as much as many in here, but more than I had imagined I'd ever spend on fragrances. It's not something I brag about in public though.
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    Re: Gap - Individuals

    This is probably way off, but I just got a sample of Annick Goutal Eau de Hadrien...There were some notes quite similar to The Gap--The Natural. The drydown to EdH was far more fantastic though.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 31, 2010

    Aramis Havana---It looks to be tobacco taking the lead for New Years Eve.
    http://www.remezcla.com/wp-content/uploads/thumbs/19931-wppt_main_896822790.jpg
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    Re: Tobacco scent with best sillage and longevity?

    I'm a huge Tobaco Vanille fan.

    I smelled Michael Kors for Men twice today on 2 different people. I don't own it, but dammit I think it smells awesome and will purchase it soon.

    Realities which...
  92. Re: A note of thanks to the Basenotes community...

    Welcome to the cult of fragrance! Your world has just expanded and hopefully your wallet can sustain such a new expansion with your new found daily fragrance enlightenment. It's soooo fun.
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    Re: SOTD ~ Tuesday, December 28, 2010

    L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26121681.jpg
    I assume this is the older style cap, which I own.
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    Re: Rousse vs Fille en Aiguilles

    Hands down Fille en Aiguilles. Christmas trees over Red Hots.
  95. Thread: Dried fruit

    by JickyMan
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    Re: Dried fruit

    +1 on John Varvatos and Amber Narguile....I LOVE Amber Narguile...My sample is almost gone...time to purchase,
    Bond No. 9 Nuits de NoHo has a nice pineapple note and is also a very lovely fragrance.
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    Re: Nuits de Noho - anything similar for men?

    I think Animale Animale smells far closer to Nuits de Noho than Angel...no birch tar
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    Re: What does Santa Claus wear?

    Being that Santa only comes once a year...A more metaphoric Cumming, by Alan Cumming might be appropriate
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    Re: Merry Christmas!

    Festivus for the Rest of us! Merry Christmas to all!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 24 , 2010

    Hermessence---Amber Narguile So warm and sweet for yet another Christmas party....
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    Re: Date Tonight....

    Ahh such a great romantic story....*sigh*
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