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  1. Re: Our beloved Havana has a dirty little secret..

    For the record, I prefer the Montana because on my skin and with my body chemistry the fruit and spices seem to 'pop' more and make it a bit warmer. Also, the longevity and sillage on me is better...
  2. Our beloved Havana has a dirty little secret....

    Montana Parfum d'Homme by Montana---1989
    Havana by Aramis---1994

    Havana is a near clone of Montana, and I never noticed it until Ballard sent me a bottle of Montana. There are minor differences,...
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    Re: Creed revisited....WHAT ?

    Interesting, I see your point but I'm curious if this rationale extends to all products? For instance, a bottle of Gucci Envy that would retail for 60 dollars being sold on perfumebay for 30, would...
  4. Re: Where can I buy Eau Noir by Dior online?

    I can't wait to see the look on the SAs face at NM when I come in and ask for Eau Noir by name. I'm a young lanky college student with spiked hair who certainly doesn't look or dress like the average...
  5. Re: Where can I buy Eau Noir by Dior online?

    Wow, thanks for the fast help!

    There is a NM near me so I might drive down to Washington DC to go pick it up.


    ....

    Anyone want to split the cost and got half on a bottle? ;D
  6. Where can I buy Eau Noir by Dior online?

    It's not on any of my usual fragrance sites, I couldn't find it on google and the Dior homepage doesn't even have it listed. I don't live near a Dior boutique so going in person really isn't an...
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    Re: Do you try to pick their brains now?

    This is why I can't go into stores to buy fragrances anymore. My jaw drops when they try and make me buy something 'age appropriate' like Kenneth Cole Reaction or AdG.

    I just order online now.
  8. Thread: FUEL on ebay

    by madgradrx
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    Re: FUEL on ebay

    Oh goddamnit I just noticed it wasn't Fuel.

    *sigh*
  9. Thread: FUEL on ebay

    by madgradrx
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    Re: FUEL on ebay

    I'm looking at this one, a 3.4 oz bottle for 60bucks
    ...
  10. Re: Scents in England that are hard to find in US?

    Hmmm, here are the one's I know of...
    RIchard James
    Pehaligons
    Czech and Speake
  11. Emporio Armani Night He---What am I missing?

    I know I comitted a cardinal sin, but I got a good deal on Ebay and bought this one blind.

    I don't get it. I know I don't have the most refined nose but even when I personally dislike a fragrance...
  12. Re: Friendly Request to all Noters...Please Read..

    Would anyone be interested in a sort of Basenotes secret santa deal? Where we limit the cost to 30-40 dollars and send someone a bottle that we think they would like for Christmas?
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    Re: what do you think?

    No it won't, and if you want I'll send you my bottle. On me it's straight pears and honey, cloying as all get out for six hours.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 4 November 2005

    New Haarlem, which was a horrible idea to wear during a hangover but it was the first bottle I grabbed today.

    Ugh, horrible, horrible idea.
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    Re: *Héritage EDP*

    Not to change the subject, but wow I feel like an idiot. I always thought since the EDP is stronger it would have more sillage, but this makes sense since it's more oil it would evaporate slower and...
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    Re: Michael for Man (Michael Kors)

    I'm sorry but I have to politely disagree. Le Dandy is one of my top five favorites and Varvatos is my girlfriends favorite so I wear them both often enough to say there is almost zero similarity.
    ...
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    Re: *Héritage EDP*

    My god the EDT lasts at least 10 hours on my skin, the EDP would probably go all week!

    I would like to try it if it does indeed have less patchouli, my GF hates most patchouli based scents so this...
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    Re: A Men or New Haarlem?

    After buying New Haarlem, I simply can't wear A*men anymore. It's a good scent, but it's going on my trade list. Smells synthetic and very brash now to me, compared to the smooth complexity of New...
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    Re: Scent Intense and L'eau de Gouverneur

    Wore Scent Intense out last night and received three seperate compliments on it. It's really reminded my of a cross between Opium EDP and Desire Red, not sure why but I like it!
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    Re: Narziß by Dorissima

    Well let's see

    Flat rate would be 22 for 1/3 oz, add in shipping and the cost of the vial, probably 26.

    I'd pay 26 for 1/3 oz, no problem there.
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    Re: “dark hearted” fragrance for men?

    Costume National Scent Intense: Warm, dark spicy amber. Upscale and slightly menacing.
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    Scent Intense and L'eau de Gouverneur

    1: Gouverneur: A nice light tropic fragrance. Has a lemony citrus smell, dry woods and spice like in Visit, and nutmeg from Cacherel pour homme. The nutmeg is strong, but it's nicely tempered by the...
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    Santal Nobile and Timbuktu

    I got a few samples in with my order that came yesterday, figured I'd give these two a try after work.

    1: Timbuktu. It's Pasage D'Enfer with fruits. I think this will be perfect summer scent, it...
  24. Help please--Finding a tuberose fragrance

    Hello and thanks in advance for any advice and help. My girlfriend loves the smell of tuberose and I would like to get her a perfume for our aniversary that prominently featured this note, however I...
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    Re: Anvers, New Haarlem and Eau du Isles

    I must amend my comment regarding Anvers: For some reason the citrus notes came back, then dissapeared again. They seem to be floating in and out on the periphery of the scent.
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    Anvers, New Haarlem and Eau du Isles

    Finally, three scents which smell like nothing else I've encountered! These three came in the mail today, and I'm thrilled to experience all of them.

    1: Anvers. A post a while back was from a man...
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    Re: Creed Himalaya

    It's a dry sweet sort of like Trussardi Uomo. Dry berries, woods, incense, smells great. Piss poor longevity though.


    Try XS by Paco Rabanne, almost a doppleganger.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 31 October

    Trussardi Uomo.
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    Re: What am I missing from my wardrobe?

    I actually already have and love Passage D'Enfer, forgot to add it to my wardrobe!
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    What am I missing from my wardrobe?

    Time for the standard tell me what I'm missing post! Based on my wardrobe and that I have the following coming in this week:
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Ulrich Lang Anvers
    MPG Eau de Isles...
  31. Re: The Most Difficult Question: What's your favor

    I always hate it when people ask what's your favorite anything, book/movie/fragrance/CD etc. Because as previous posters have stated, nothing is always perfect for any time and situation.

    Scents I...
  32. Re: Sephora Gift Card; Your $.02 on a selection

    I love JV, my girlfriend loves JV on me, and several women have stopped me to compliment JV. I traded away my Brit the same week I bought it becasuse it just smelled too 'simple' to me, horrible...
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    Re: Helmut Lang *- *supply running out !

    FYI: Perfumebay has both Curion and Helmut Lang EDP on sale, so if you want a bottle now might be the time to do it.
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    Re: Dior Homme=Hanae Mori EDP

    You know, the more I smell, the more I can tell the cocoa difference between DH and HM, so I'm going with DH.
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    Re: Thoughts on Scent Intense?

    In my top five!

    This was the scent that first brought me to BN! Well actually plain ole Scent. ADORE the stuff and its really very masculine.

    :)[/quote]


    Good to know! I just ordered the...
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    Thoughts on Scent Intense?

    I love the description so far, amber with a bit of woods and spice, and Parfum1 has an excellent deal on it:

    https://www.parfum1.com/perfume.asp?tb=partner&item=LCOS14145

    40 bucks for the 3.4,...
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    Dior Homme=Hanae Mori EDP

    I had to go to Nordstroms today to get more Art of Shaving cream and oil, while I was there I thought I'd sniff out some new fragrances. I got a sampler of Dior Homme and wore it out of the store....
  38. Re: Unexpected money=Blind buy extravaganza time

    Agh crap now I'm reading reviews of Costume National's Scent Intense and I'm intrigued by it too...

    I'm going to bed now to dream of new smells.
  39. Re: Unexpected money=Blind buy extravaganza time

    Regarding decants: I've already smelled the MPG and New Harlem as well as the Avignon, so at least half of it is non blind ;)
  40. Re: Unexpected money=Blind buy extravaganza time

    Hmmm, I'm looking at the price of what I want so far....

    New Harleem: 160
    Avingon: 54
    NarziB-130
    Anvers-80
    Eau de Isle-105

    Yikes!
  41. Re: Unexpected money=Blind buy extravaganza time

    1: Your wife's tastes mirror my own. I love my sample of New Harlem and can't wait for the full bottle, PDN is one of my two signature scents, and anvers seems like a dream to me.

    2: I'll give...
  42. Re: Unexpected money=Blind buy extravaganza time

    Ah, this is *EXACTLY* what I wanted. Given my wardrobe and a high budget, what should I buy?

    First, Sequoia sounds too green and linear for me, can you tell me what makes it stand above other...
  43. Unexpected money=Blind buy extravaganza time

    Well, it turns out that my school overcharged me and sent out a check today, so I got 1000 dollars US that I didn't expect and therefore didn't have in my budget. I'm going to put most of is away for...
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    Re: Where can I order Richard James online?

    wrong thread, sorry
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    Re: Everything is too sweet!

    Try the following:
    Heritage by Guerlain
    Vetiver by Guerlain
    Knize 10
    Third Man by Caron
    Trussardi Uomo
    Erolfa by Creed
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    Where can I order Richard James online?

    I have a sample which I fell in love with and I want to order it online, the problem is that I can't seem to find a store that sells it. Perfumebay, scentiments, and scent monkey came out blank,...
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    Re: Rainy day fragrances...

    Hmmmm.

    Le Dandy
    PdN New York
    The Third Man
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    Re: Le Dandy--A scent for all occassions

    I used to have this view of a few fragrances: Le Dandy, Silver Water, and New York were big three. But the urge to wear them always overcomes the appropriatness of the situation, which leads to quite...
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    Le Dandy--A scent for all occassions

    This fragrance is rapidly becoming my favorite, edging out PdN's New York as my signature scent. I can't find a single flaw with it! Minor applications in application help it work equally at the...
  50. Re: I got a job selling fragrances at Lord & Taylo

    Let me know when you start so I can come down and ask about Aqua Di Gio, I'm only an hour away
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    Re: The best CDG's

    Speaking from limited experience, I loved CdG2man but never wore it, and traded it away.

    I now have, and am swapping CdG2 and 3. Both are excellent, well crafted scents but I don't think my nose...
  52. Re: Best price/place to buy YSL Opium Homme EDP?

    Crap, I just ordered mine from EBay for 34.99 including shipping, here's hoping it doesn't get lost :(
  53. Re: I just bought 2 bottles of Iquitos am I crazy?

    Well, it's a good investment at least if it's hard to find and you love it. I had a bottle and sent it away because I couldn't stand it. Too feminine.
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    Re: thoughts on opium for men?

    Just bought the EDP from EBAY, can't wait for it to come in after the description.
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    thoughts on opium for men?

    This would either be a blind buy or swap. The notes and descriptions in the review board intrigue me, does anyone have any thoughts on the product?
  56. Re: An amazing treasure trove for Los Angeles BN's

    I know it's alot to ask but do you happen to have the names or phone numbers of any of these stores? My girlfriend is flying out to LA in two weeks for business, I'd love to give her some money and...
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    Re: Mysteriously dark fragrance?

    I have to disagree with JHL. It's a great scent, but while it is very mature and refined, I would not attach a lable of mysterious or dark to it. Quite the opposite, the smell of the cinnamon is warm...
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    Re: Make your own dream fragrance....

    I think the ink note would work well with that as well. I'd actually love to see the ink used in just about anything but it's original product ;)
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    Make your own dream fragrance....

    ...by combining notes from other fragrances.

    Here is the premise: Have you ever smelled a specific note in one fragrance and thought it would fit perfectly in another fragrance? A note from SMW,...
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    Re: Comme de Garcons 2

    I think the key to whether one likes this fragrance or not is indeed the ink note. The more I wore the scent, the more it reminded me of my early days of schooling before I typed everything one a...
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    Comme de Garcons 2

    I just acquired CdG 2 and 3 in a trade, tried on 2 today, going to wear three tomorrow.

    I'm not sure what I think yet, this is the most odd smell I've ever encountered. My girlfriend was totally...
  62. Thread: Grey Market

    by madgradrx
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    Re: Grey Market

    Thats actually not a bad buy. 4oz for 80 bucks, not bad at all really. Odd as hell.
  63. Thread: My Wardrobe

    by madgradrx
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    Re: My Wardrobe

    This is just my two scents but you seem to have a lot of 'sweet' type fragrances in your collection, I don't see much vetiver, leather, tobacco, or woods.

    I don't know if heavier smells don't...
  64. Re: Ordering my first MPG--Need help deciding!

    I am rather tempted by the idea of Parfum d'Habit smelling like nothing else out there.

    25% off....can I afford two bottles? I did just get a new job with a raise and more hours ;D
  65. Re: Ordering my first MPG--Need help deciding!

    Thank you, you actually just helped me kick SN off the list. I hate the smell of coconut, so if there is a risk of overlap AND coconut cake, I don't think it will be for me ;)
  66. Re: Agatha Brown Conquest and Jade Samples Availab

    Sent a PM, very interested in trying conquest!

    Hehe, I need to set up a video recorder to tape myself trying to apply the sample though. I still haven't figured out a graceful way to apply pour...
  67. Re: Ordering my first MPG--Need help deciding!

    My concern with SN is that I have alot of woods in my collection, especially dry woods. I'm worried about olfactory overlap.
  68. Ordering my first MPG--Need help deciding!

    I can't let the 25% off coupon at Beautyhabit slide, I've decided to order my first MPG, but as usual I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts and opinions before I buy. I've read the reviews on the...
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    Re: Nicolai New York

    It's my signature scent! Lovely mix of citrus, amber, and a bit of a herbal note on me. You really can't go wrong with it.
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    Re: Your top CLUBBING (NIGHTOUT) colognes!

    Club scents:
    Le Dandy by D'Orsay
    M7 by YSL
    Burberry London

    Personal Scent: New York by Patricia Nicolai
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    Re: Hangover scents

    For some reason Silver Mountain Water works really well for me when I'm hating life after drinking.
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    In search of a pepper note

    I recently purchased a few new scents, included in the lot were Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme and Burberry Touch. I love both of them, excellent fragrances and I got them for a steal of a price. I...
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    Re: Next month's purchases ???

    I'm in the market for the ultimate amber fragrance so I need to decided whether I like SL or MPG's offering better. I want to pick up Piper Nigrum as well, Richard James if I find it online, and I...
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    Re: What would a bounder wear?

    Another vote for Le Dandy.
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    Re: SOTD Friday October 7

    Havana by Aramis.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5 October

    Burberry Touch
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    Re: Excuse me, but what is this Premium business?

    Frankly I don't care about the premium status, five bucks a month is a tiny donation and if it help keep the site running, I'm all for it.
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    Re: Strong, unique fragrances?

    Hahah yes, I've resurrected my ask/tell thread today and I'm working on the wikipedia type page too now.
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    Re: Strong, unique fragrances?

    Might I recomend Bvlgair Pour Homme Extreme? It's very strong, nice mix of pepper, tea and woods. And it lasts forever on me, and my skin eats fragrances alive.

    Burberry London is a pretty unique...
  80. Re: Looking for a new fall scent/Glad to be back

    I have M7 and I love it, I have Burberry London and I'm thinking of swapping it because it doesn't smell 'right' on me. I had Brit and traded it away, just didn't seem unique to me.
  81. Re: Looking for a new fall scent/Glad to be back

    I actually have all three of those, I wouldn't really consider the Third Man a 'fall' scent though...
  82. Looking for a new fall scent/Glad to be back

    Man, it's been almost a month, possibly a little more since I've posted here or even really had a chance to look at the board. I went through what can be described as hell on earth for any basenoter:...
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    Re: 3 Staple Scents

    All purpose: Guerlains Vetiver
    Power Play: Gucci Envy
    Romantic: Habit Rouge or PDN New York
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    Re: A fragance for...

    I'm going with Patricia Nicolai's New York.
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    Re: Guerlain...OK, I finally GET it now!

    I'm madly in love with Heritage and get an insane amount of compliments on it wherever I go. I recently traded my Habit Rouge and I regret it immensely, fortunately I will be re-aquiring it this...
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    Re: URGENT...Fill in my collection's gaps

    What about Bel Ami by Hermes or Knize 10 for leather? While they might be strong their potency can easily be tempered by adjusting the application.

    For Citurs....Declaration by Cartier perhaps?
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    The best Diptyque?

    I'm looking to buy my first Diptyque, and I'm unsure of which one to pick to start to expose me to the line. I was leaning towards L'Eau or Tam Dao, but I'd like to hear anyone's recomendations...
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    Re: Wanting a new fragrance- please help!

    Thirding SMW, picked up a bottle for 40 odd dollars on ebay, well worth it!
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    Re: SSD V Round 2

    Voted New York because frankly, we all already know what GIT smells like, and if people need I can do decants of New York for them.
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    Re: Speical.. that makes u go WOW!

    A caveat: I love this smell....on other people. For some reason when I wear it my body chemisty had a fifty fifty shot of turning it into a hamster cage type smell. I have no idea why.
  91. Re: Advice on my last purchase...for a while.

    I'm going to say you don't have a good tobacco or leather in your collection

    Try Trussardi Uomo, Dorsay's Le'Dandy, Bel Ami by Hermes, or Knize 10.

    Also you might want a good floral in there...
  92. Thread: D'Orsay

    by madgradrx
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    Re: D'Orsay

    Funny this should pop up, I just got Le Dandy today. Pricey as hell, but I love it! It's a great mix of ginger, tobacco, a cognac type smell...very warm!
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    Help with amber

    I'm working on a scent for my girlfriend for the winter. So far it's a nice mix of rose, rosewood, jasmine, tangerine,myrh and geranium. I want to use amber in the base but the oil is so thick that...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 August

    Heritage by Guerlain. Oddly the women I work with really loved this one, not sure why.
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    Re: 1st post! Long

    You have good taste! Dreamer is an atrocity layerd in anise, I truly hate it. If you want a good clean anise scent, try Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin.

    I've found that using a moisturizer with Creeds...
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    Re: Speical.. that makes u go WOW!

    I'm going with Le Dandy by D'orsay. Lovely spicy mix with tobacco and sort of a 'whisky' note.
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    Re: 3 Best Creeds

    Silver Moutain Water
    Taborame Milliseme
    Bois Du Portugal
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    Are you sure? [smiley=undecided.gif][/quote]


    Perhaps I went too far on that one.

    The CW is a base line BMW model. The GIT is fine tuned, can go 20MPH faster, and handles curves 20% better. It...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water

    For what it's worth here's my opinion. I think that GIT is the 'emperor's new clothes' of the scent world, and I mean no disrespect to my fellow basenoters but the differences in dry down between CW...
  100. Re: Re-introducing Mr Cranky the fragrance suggest

    Envy for Men by Gucci (1998)
    Antaeus by Chanel (1981)
    Tuscany by Aramis (1984)
    Egoiste by Chanel (1990)
    Bel Ami by Herm?s (1986)



    Millesime Imperial by Creed (1995)
    Himalaya by Creed...
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