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  1. Re: My Order from Aus Liebe zum Duft-- Samples Received!

    I've been using ALZD for about 2 years now, best sample service i've found by far. I've tried Les Senteurs and Luckyscent in the past but ALZD samples are a great size for a few full wearings and...
  2. Re: so who else here went thru a fragrance 'phase'?

    I'm on the comedown at the moment, still ordering samples occasionally but i've lost the obsessional behaviour for now. I've even stopped posting my scent of the day even though i check new posts on...
  3. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    I love Havana and you seem to have similar tastes to myself so i'd say yes, go for it.
    I bought mine blind from the US off eBay as for some reason the UK stores stock all the gentlemens collection...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 13, 2011

    Kenneth Cole Black
  5. Thread: CdG Avignon

    by lunoar
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    Re: CdG Avignon

    Heeley Cardinal +1

    Its very similar to Avignon but not as dry.
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV or CDG Sequoia ?

    Jubilation for me.

    PS. I recently got a sample of Wazamaba by PdE and found that to be very similar to Jubilation.
  7. Re: Dsquareds Rocky Mountain Wood - Your Thoughts On It

    It is strange .... i got 8-10 hours from the tester in the store and only 2-3 hours from the full bottle i bought, so its definately nothing to do with me, just different bottles.
    Think this maybe...
  8. Re: Dsquareds Rocky Mountain Wood - Your Thoughts On It

    Bought this based on a lot of very positive reviews and finally a days wearing from the tester in selfridges.
    The tester i tried had a decent longevity and i really like the scent so bought 100ml...
  9. Re: A question about peoples attitutes towards celeb fragrances...

    maybe its being elitist but i would never go near a celebrity frag, no matter how good it was.
    I loathe this celebrity culture and could never allow myself to endorse it as it would go against all...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water - Love the smell BUT

    SMW was love at first sniff for me, its one of only a few frags i could never be without and so far never found anything remotely like it.
    Can wear it anytime, anywhere but i love it on sunny...
  11. Thread: Aramis Havana

    by lunoar
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    Re: Aramis Havana

    definate 5 stars from me ..... great scent, sillage and longevity.
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    Re: Blind buying Montale...

    I've only tried about 3 of the montales so far but i wouldn't recommend buying blind, definately get samples first.
    I couldn't find samples in the UK either so got them from First in Fragrance in...
  13. Re: Pure Havane now available to people in the UK?!?

    I spoke to a SA in house of fraser recently at the mugler counter .... she said they were selling PH in June.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 24th, 2011

    PdN - Patchouli Homme

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.4030.jpg
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    Re: Is it bad that...

    I had the same thing, i just ran out of things in the stores i wanted to buy so started buying niche samples instead.
    I have personally found that having a bit of experience in niche frags helps...
  16. Thread: Parfum d'Empire

    by lunoar
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    Poll: Re: Parfum d'Empire

    I've recently started investigating this house and so far have Ambre Russe and FB samples with a sample of Wazamba on its way. Impressed so far but still not sure if i'd feel comfortable wearing FB...
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    Re: Parfums de Nicolai: what are your thoughts?

    Cheers Healer, thanks for the info.
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    Re: Parfums de Nicolai: what are your thoughts?

    I have a sample of NY which i like, not sure if its fb worthy yet tho'. I also have a sample of patchoulli homme on its way which i coincidentally ordered a few days ago.

    Just had a look at the...
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    Re: a little sample giveaway contest

    15th?
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    Re: Economics of Niche Perfumery

    I would imagine the niche houses do quite well for themselves. I don't recall any going out of business over the last few years. They now have a global market to sell to thanks to the internet and...
  21. Poll: Re: Which of the summer fragrance should consider buying

    My current summer frags aren't on your list but they are in the price range you're looking at, so you maybe interested in these as another option?
    Mugler Cologne - love this in the summer, just...
  22. Re: Non-Collectors, Post Photos of Your Fragrances Here

    they are not "live" blades but i still wouldn't want to get hit by one!
    Just thought they'd make a nice backdrop to my photo :)
  23. Re: Non-Collectors, Post Photos of Your Fragrances Here

    http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu346/Lunoar/DSC00649.jpg

    Try again, hope this is working now .....?
  24. Re: Non-Collectors, Post Photos of Your Fragrances Here

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=9282&d=1300627352

    I'm not interested in owning hundreds of bottles and only buy what i intend to wear so probably wouldn't class myself as a...
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    Re: Have anyone tried Koublai Kahn - Serge Lutens?

    Only tried it from a wax sample but yes its incredibly musky, think sweaty unwashed armpits.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 20, 2011

    Aramis
    Havana
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 18, 2011

    Pd'E - Ambre Russe
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    Re: Invent the worst flanker of All Time

    AMen Pure Cabbage
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    Re: SOTH: Thursday, March 17, 2011

    Knize Forest

    http://www.jebe.de/jebe/prodpic/Knize-Forest-EdT-125ml-5900853_b_0.JPG
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    Re: Whats on your buy list for this month guys?

    Habit Rouge will be my next purchase but not sure which one? I like the EDT but want to try the others (EDP, Cologne, Legere) before making a purchase.
    Unfortunately the 5 Guerlain counters i've...
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    Re: Is no one else loving Rocky Mountain Wood?

    When i sampled it in the store i got a good 12+ hours from it and average sillage, so i ordered a new fb online.
    However, the juice from the fb i bought is a bit weaker, i get little...
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    Re: Finally got a bottle of Jubilation XXV!!!

    Black aoud is another one i keep going back to my sample of ..... maybe one day.
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    Finally got a bottle of Jubilation XXV!!!

    Just wanted to share my joy with fellow BNr's.
    I've been suffering internal turmoil for about 2 years now since i first tried this, swinging back and forth between guilt, lust and love.
    Saw a...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2011

    Finally after 2 years of using multiple samples - finally got a fb (after selling off a bunch of old bottles to ease my financial pain).

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/41801.1.jpg
  35. Re: Is it true that when you niche, you wont go back?

    Personally for me i started off samplng all the designers that were available to me and bought the ones i liked, then i had nowhere to go but niche to find new frags. There are so many niche houses...
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    Re: Which scent rain makes me pick

    I personally go with Encre Noire in the wet weather, it just seems to accentuate natural damp wet weather smells.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 6, 2011

    SOTE (from sample)

    Amouage Jubilation XXV

    http://www.scentsations.co.uk/images/product_images/big/jubilation_xxv.jpg
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    Re: Basenotes is killing me!!!!

    BN is a wonderful but dangerous expensive place to be ... its a bit like being surrounded by knowledgeable sales assistants saying you need to try this one, this one, this one etc..... until your...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 5, 2011

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-79CGGopElFc/TWQle_hY2eI/AAAAAAAABEY/CNxfIqt11pM/s400/dsquared-Rocky-Mountain-wood-1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 4, 2011

    SOTE

    http://lenoma.ru/upload/iblock/561/yohji_yamamoto_yohji_homme.jpg
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    Re: Where can i get a sample of Black Aoud?

    My experience aswell .... i've had sample vials from lucky scent and they are smaller samples than First in Fragrance etc... I also personally prefer the spray vials aswell as they give a better...
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    Re: Where can i get a sample of Black Aoud?

    Hi
    I'm in UK and got my BA sample from "First in Fragrance" - its a german firm - just google it.
    I think black aoud was about 4 euros for sample but samples are quite generous and come in an...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 4, 2011

    Ormonde Man

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wAjDmnru9ng/TDu-zNh5hUI/AAAAAAAAFV4/oce1JpGxxqI/s400/3593662395_df350ca8e2.jpg
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    Re: DSQUARED² He Wood Ocean Wet Wood

    I tried this last week along with RMW and decided on the RMW for a full purchase. The OWW was good but had a strange aura to it. Maybe its just me but it felt as though the wood and the marine notes...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 3, 2011

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/encrenoire2.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Between Guerlain

    +1 from me
  47. Thread: Which to buy?

    by lunoar
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    Re: Which to buy?

    TDH
    RMW
    Dreamer
    AMen

    In that order
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    Re: Most you have spent on a frag ?

    £80 for 120ml Creed SMW
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    Poll: Re: Citrus "Holy Grail"

    Citron Citron by Miller Harris is very good.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, February 28, 2011

    http://perfumeandcologneguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/o.9609.jpg
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    Re: collect the box or trash it?

    If the frag is part of a coffret inc. balm, shower gel etc... i take it out the box and store the empty box.
    If its just the frag on its own i keep it in a box in a draw.
  52. Re: The Comprehensive PARFUMERIE GENERALE appreciation thread.

    The only PG i've tried so far is Papyrus de Ciane...... an enjoyable green mossy kinda scent.
    I will have to explore this house a bit more fully one day.
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    Re: The Weirder the Better

    Montales Oud Cuir d'Arabie - smells of horses and everything to do with horses at the same time .... manure, saddles, hair, hay, mud etc..
    Fougere Bengale by parfum d'empire - like a damp cigar...
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    Re: Decanting Fail =)

    should be grateful it wasn't secretions magnifique ......
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    Bought in the last week....

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/sku/big/60451M.jpg

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/SKU/big/527M.jpg
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 25, 2011

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/sku/big/60451M.jpg
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    Re: Is no one else loving Rocky Mountain Wood?

    I pulled the trigger on this today after testing it yesterday.
    My first sniff was a bit of a "meh", nice enough, nothing special then it just kept growing on me until i loved it. I gave my gf a...
  58. Re: I doubt I'll ever stop looking for "that" fragrance...

    Fascinating reading this thread, i identify with so many of the posts.
    I keep telling myself that i now have enough frags to last a good few years and will only buy 1 new one a year and set myself a...
  59. Thread: Backup bottle

    by lunoar
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    Re: Backup bottle

    Imo fear has a lot to do with back-up bottles, limited editions, certain frags start disappearing from stores, rumours of discontinuation/reformulation spread and the pressure is on to panic buy. ...
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    Re: Is no one else loving Rocky Mountain Wood?

    Think i might go out tomorrow and see if i can sample this, sounds like my kinda frag.
    Just read a bunch of reviews online and can't find anyone with a really bad word to say about it, mostly...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 23 February 2011

    TM Pure Malt
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    Re: your TOP summer scents for REAL HOT WEATHER

    mugler cologne
    monsieur balmain
    issey miyake bleue
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 22, 2011

    http://www.zymetrical.com/images/bang-gun-flag.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Do you like oud?

    It was the cambodian oudh sample from.

    http://www.oudh.co.uk/shop/perfumes/pure-oud-samples

    EDIT: Just had a look at the website and the cambodian oudh sample is currently out of stock .......
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    Poll: Re: Do you like oud?

    Yes! I recently purchased a 0.3ml sample of high quality cambodian oudh oil so i could both educate myself and try something different (although it cost me about £20 for that tiny amount .. eek!)
    I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 21, 2011

    Got some samples today so SOTD:

    LW - FM Geranium Pour Monsieur
    RW - Pd'E Ambre Russe

    SOTE will be my other sample - SL Fille En Aiguilles
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    Re: Silver mountain water or aventus

    SMW for me - it just reeks of quality and is quite unique, i just kept going back to it for another sniff over a period of nearly a year before i couldn't resist buying it any longer. I even sold...
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    Re: Fragrances without negative reviews

    MPG Parfum d'Habit - nearly all positive
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    Re: Best bargain you've ever found?

    I have dreams of walking into an old lost dusty chemist in some remote valley owned by some mysterious buxom lady and finding boxes of vintage frags for £5 each. :) ...... sigh. :)

    Anyway i have...
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    Re: If you could turn back time..

    I'd buy multiple boxes of vintage tabarome, derby and patou PH, keep a few for myself and store the rest away to sell for silly prices on eBay in the future.

    Now where did i put that time...
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    Re: Aramis Range - Which One Is The Best

    Just got a blind bought bottle of Havana in the post today .... had to order it on eBay from seller in the US as couldn't find it anywhere in the UK. Strangely on the box it says "made in the UK"!!!...
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    Re: What is The Best Lemon Fragrance?

    +1 from me
  73. Re: What/Which Talked about/Popular frags have you yet to try?

    Bond's
    Most of Luten's
    T Ford private collection
    Most of montale's
    Most of F Malle's
    Also high end Chanel's and Guerlain's

    I've tried everything available in dept stores near me now and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 19, 2011

    Arrived in post today ..... loving this!

    http://www.aromline.ru/products_pictures/Aramis_HAVANA.jpg
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    Re: Creed: What after Virgin Island Water?

    Personally i'm not that excited by most of the creed line, only ones i really like are:
    Silver Mountain Water
    Original Vetiver
    Virgin Island Water
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 18, 2011

    MPG - Parfum d'Habit

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LfLK3Nc-ALk/TIW8KrTiw8I/AAAAAAAAABA/Z845z5F7oko/s320/Parfum+d%27Habit.jpg
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    Re: Rose based fragrances

    C&S 88
    Black Aoud
    Lyric Man
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    Best bargain you've ever found?

    Mine are:

    BN Creed SMW 120ml - £75
    BN Mugler Cologne 175ml (bottle + refills) - £20
    SH Yohji Homme 100ml - £15
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_OrfdzvFZVHg/TNGDJxDUitI/AAAAAAAAAp4/biqL2H3ZVEY/s1600/pv-essenza-acqua-di-parma.jpg
  80. Re: What Fragrances Would You Like To Try/Buy But Are Hard To Find

    Thanks, i think i will visit soon, i've exhausted everything i wanted to sample near me.
  81. Poll: Re: When and how did your real fragrance journey begin ?

    I only got hooked by this hobby just over 2 years ago (I'm 39 btw). Before then i was always bought fragrances by my gf's (coolwater, tommy hillfiger, lynx/axe) and just sprayed them on as a matter...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2011

    http://perfumeandcologneguides.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/o.9609.jpg
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    Re: What's Your Favourite Chanel for men?

    Pour Monsieur
  84. Re: What Fragrances Would You Like To Try/Buy But Are Hard To Find

    Tom Ford private collection - Nowhere near me to sample them and TF won't send out samples :(
    Lutens - Unable to test most of their line i'm interested in. eg. MKK, Borneo etc...
    Guerlain - Derby...
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    Re: Mitsouko ... I am a Changed Man ...

    I bought a 30ml bottle of Mitsouko about 2 years ago after reading LT's review, didn't like it at all (neither did my gf) and put it away in a draw intending to put it back on eBay.
    After reading...
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    Re: You can only keep 5 from your collection..

    Creed SMW
    Mugler Cologne
    Encre Noire
    CdG Avignon
    C&S No.88
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    Re: Comme des Garcon Incense Series

    Haven't tried all of them yet but i have a full bottle of Avignon and samples of Kyoto and Zagorsk.
    I'd rate them as:
    1. Avignon
    2. Zagorsk
    3. Kyoto

    Planning to get samples of the others soon.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th, February ,2011

    Nice sunny day here so - Mugler Cologne
  89. Re: Guerlain "Derby" and "Habit Rouge L'Extrait" .... still available????

    Thanks for the replies, I've tried Harrods website but Derby isn't listed there.
    I was hoping to buy one of these online but it doesn't seem to be an option at the moment so it looks like i'll be...
  90. Guerlain "Derby" and "Habit Rouge L'Extrait" .... still available????

    Hi, Just spent an hour online and am struggling to find these available anywhere, nevermind the UK.
    They're not even listed on Guerlains website.
    Gone forever or temporarily unavailable ........
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    Re: Blind buys you actually DIDN'T regret?

    Happy blind buys and definate keepers:

    Encre Noire
    LV Uomo
    CDG Avignon
    Mugler Cologne
    Yohji Homme

    Ones i did regret:
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    Re: Top 10 Niche List

    Montale Black Aoud
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Czech & Speake No.88
    Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Comme des Garcons Avignon
    Maitre Parfumer et Gantier ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

    (from sample)

    http://www.aromline.ru/products_pictures/Tea_For_Two.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday January 5th, 2011

    Cambodi Pure Oudh Oil (got sample in post today) ..... wow!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Feburary 4, 2010

    amouage - lyric men
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    Re: Fragrance while wearing all black

    I too wear a lot of black and suggest Czech & Speake 88 ..... smells like vampires.
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    Re: SOTD - Friday January 28 2011

    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 27, 2011

    http://www.gordons-chemists.com/images/sce/blackxs-main.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: January 2011

    http://perfumela.com/images/full/Monsieur-Balmain-by-Balmain.jpg


    and also samples of:
    ELd'O - Secretions Magnifiques
    ELd'O - Encens et Bubblegum
    L'artisan - Passage d'Enfer
    L'artisan - Tea...
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 18th January, 2011

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.5094.jpg
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