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    Re: New: Euphoria men Intense

    While the agar is specifically what set it off in my head, combined with the amber and spices, I hope this doesn't turn out to be CK-M7.
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    Re: NEW: Curve Connection... will it ever stop?

    Revenue from Curve sales!
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    Re: Bond is getting me run out of town

    As a general rule, I never go above three sprays, and I'm especially conscious of this for an EdP. I spray to the front and back of my neck, and a final one on a single wrist, which I'll immediately...
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    Re: Escada - Magnestism For Men

    I've owned it for years, and here's my take:

    Heavy, thick, syrupy, grape opening. Once it settles out, the mid-notes yield a lot of tobacco and leather, and a lighter version of the opening...
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    Bond is getting me run out of town

    Once in a while one of us will post a memorable compliment and offer it for discussion, if nothing else but to reminisce about the merits of the particular fragrance. I, on the other hand, have...
  6. Thread: The Hotel Smell

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    The Hotel Smell

    I am currently working at a nice Holiday Inn that generates a lot of business, and I found out that the familiar hotel-pool-chlorine smell that seems to permeate every hotel is, in fact, purchased. ...
  7. Thread: Bond Saks Him/Her

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    Re: Bond Saks Him/Her

    I called my local Bond guy and he said the stores haven't received any samples just yet, but would keep me posted, and he is actually very good about updating me with information, so I'll let you...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8 August

    Bond Wall Street :)
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    Re: Bond No. 9 - Coney Island / article in NYT

    They are not very alike, except they're both suitable for summer wear. Personally, I like Coney Island better, but only because the lime dominates my skin with VIW. I don't get a lot of the coconut...
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    Re: Which one for an interview

    I agree with Joel here! I never heard of someone being hired because of a scent, but I HAVE heard stories by professional interviewers who remember someone's scent only because they did NOT like it. ...
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    Re: PS/Paul Sebastion Fine Cologne

    Yeah, it isn't too bad. It comes off as a mixture of rich spices, and is still ever-strong as you mentioned, scentimus. My friend received a bottle recently as a gift and I think he over-applies it,...
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    Recently purchased my new signature

    I was disappointed the boards have been down for a few days, as I celebrated my birthday recently by buying myself a new frag. I actually haven't purchased a bottle since Mat;Very Male in December,...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 - Coney Island / article in NYT

    Awesome scent...I like it better than VIW as a summer '07 signature. It isn't as strange as the notes make it out to be, and get this - it DOES smell like an amusement park! The margarita mix...
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    Re: I am NOT throwing out my Paris Hilton for men!

    I feel bad that people on the board are missing out on this fantastic fragrance because of prejudices against Paris Hilton. The fact that she's everything wrong in America should not keep such a...
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    1) Creed VIW
    2) Creed MI
    3) Armania Mania
    4) YSL L'Homme
    5) Tommy Bahama St. Barts
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    Re: Creed is just not for me

    While I love the Creed line myself, I suggest you check out the Bond No. 9 line if you haven't already. It is also great quality, and in general Bond makes for a more clean wearing when compared to...
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    Any verdict on Anthony Logistics frag line?

    I passed these up at Sephora the other day simply because my nose was absolutely shot by the time I noticed them. I did a search here in the community, and after seeing the praises given to its men's...
  18. Re: Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts for Men vs Creed Virgin Island Water

    I just tried VIW for the first time yesterday, and Set Sail today. I actually enjoyed the opening of SS over Creed. I picked up some kind of transparent floral note in it (think Lacoste Essential)...
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    Re: Word for long-lasting frag?

    How about "Staying power" or "longevity"...?

    We've always referred to this aspect of a frag as one of those two terms for as long as I've been here.
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    A few quick reviews

    I just got back from Sephora/Schillers in the Pittsburgh area, and here are some quickies of what I tried:

    Light Blue PH - Arrgghh!! I really like the women's version of this for its addictive...
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    Re: Best/Most Distinctive Drydowns?

    I love the Himalaya's more than any other scent I can think of. Once the pepper stops persisting so much and settles into the heart it becomes smooth and heavenly.
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    Re: Scents for a possible library job?

    This looks like a job for Paul Smith Story ;)
  23. Re: Which do you use more, shower gel or fragrance?

    Give me a shower gel with a scent that lasts more than the duration of the shower, and I'll start considering it. Sometimes I go for the gel just because I find the aroma in the shower to be nice,...
  24. Re: Boss Bottled, Allure, Pi, Lacoste, Silver Shadow

    Well the similarities between Lacoste PH & Boss Bottled have been noted here many times, but I think the other frags you've put in that mix aren't as true to your formula. I don't find Allure, Pi, or...
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    Thinking of coloring hair - need some advice

    I just wrapped up another semester of school & I will be moving back to my home town until July.

    I've been thinking about changing my hair color for a while, but learning about it and trying to...
  26. Re: One more cologne to get....Need help with 06' and 07' releases!!!

    That's what we all said many years ago...
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    Re: Candies appreciation thread

    Your question is too subjective.

    Anyway, it isn't one of my favorites, but I personally feel it is the best "young" release from Claiborne to date, and it always gets compliments. Good longevity...
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    Re: Paris Hilton for Men vs Rochas Man

    PH has wonderful sillage and longevity, with a great airy-fruity smell that is surprisingly strong. I don't see how you are drawing a comparison to Rochas, even when it comes to sweetness. The two...
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    AOL's Guilty Pleasure List

    I thought I would post this on here just for fun. It seems that AOL has done a feature about guilty pleasures, and I guess the suggestion is that we are supposed to resist these temptations. Well,...
  30. Thread: Rykiel Homme

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    Re: Rykiel Homme

    I purchased it blind myself about a year ago, but only recently has it really grown on me. The scent comes off as just grapefruit and balsam fur on my skin. It is fresh, but it is also very dry and...
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    Re: What do you guys think of THIS cologne????

    I'm interested in the topic, but I can't figure out why you just jumped tracks to talk about these other colognes...have I missed a segway? Anyway, the search function yields a lot of results of...
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    Re: New Calvin Klein CKin2U

    I picked up a sample at a local mall, and while I can't say I'm disappointed, it hasn't made any kind of positive impression on me. "Whatever" was my reaction. It smells a little bit oriental, a...
  33. What would the guy in the dragon jacket from Jackson's "Beat It" video wear?

    Haha...I usually stray away from these kinds of posts, but I couldn't resist. My roommate had the video on just for one of those "I haven't seen this in ages!" moments, and I began thinking as soon...
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    Re: Your top 5 Discontinued fragrances

    1. Aramis Surface
    2. Aramis Surface
    3. Aramis Surface
    4. Aramis Surface
    5. Aramis Surface
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    Re: Gucci Envy, what retail store carries it?

    Every Alta location I have personally visited had Envy in stock, including a stop I made about a month ago, so I'd consider these stores a good place to start.
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    Re: Is this bottle of creed MI fake?

    A picture of the top of the cap and then another of the bottle with the cap removed would help greatly. The spray mechanism and inlaid crest on the cap are usually two obvious giveaways. There are...
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    Re: Need your help on choosing ...

    I would take Claiborne Sport off the list...unless your shower water leaves you smelling like musky tomatoes.
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    Re: Paris Hilton for Men

    Funny I should see a post about this scent because I just rediscovered my bottle. It had been stashed away in the glove compartment of my car all winter, and was just the perfect day for it to boot....
  39. Re: Only for perfume lovers....What sensation is better....to begin or to end a perfume?

    I have only experienced the "first weeks" scenario. The day I experience the second moment is the day I die, because unless my source is a sample or decant, I don't know that I'll ever finish a...
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    Re: More info on new Azzaro Now

    ...and once again we have the classic "let's mention how we juxtapose this scent to really win 'em over!" technique:

    "A dazzlingly modern alliance of hot and cold" - please.

    Who knows, it...
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    Re: Gonna buy 1 or 2 of YSL line tomorrow Friday

    Try BK, BK, and more BK! I can't speak for everyone here, but this is my by-and-far my favorite YSL, and I wish everyone could experience it!
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    Re: Looking for licorice scent.....

    Ditto about Very Male, it is excellent and has some pretty addictive warm/sweet supportive notes to go along with the licorice/anise.
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    Re: The longevity of Creed Himalaya

    Haha I see where you're going with that, but what I meant to say was that after taking off the shirt, I didn't wash it immediately so I could get a quick "fix" when I held it to my nose. I'm at a...
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    Re: The longevity of Creed Himalaya

    Indeed, this scent seems to be a strange one in terms of longevity. I tried a sample a few years ago and asked myself why anyone would pay more money for an inferior, fleeting version of XS. I saw...
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    Re: "Oh my god, I have to have this right now!"

    For me, it was this way with Bond Wall Street almost two years ago, and I still don't have it. "I just can't find enough reason to justify the price right now" has been the excuse I've gone with to...
  46. Love Mat;Very Male - Is Original Good Blind Buy?

    I'm just going to stretch out the topic a bit with some background. M;VM has been heavy in my rotation lately, and I seem to be more addicted to it with each wearing! I was confident that I would...
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    Re: matching deodorants worth the $$$?

    I don't know why this is turning into a debate of whether it is worth the money or not, because past topics have focused on the plain fact that designer deodorants are not antiperspirants and can't...
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    Re: ? for creed experts

    If you are going to file a report against this member, do NOT hesitate to do so. I didn't wait to report my SMW, but it was won on E-Bay and had been held as a gift for me until Christmas. During...
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    Re: TJ Maxx...no more frags???

    I sadly discovered the same thing at my local Maxx, and I was hoping that would bolster the nearby Marshall's selection, but the latter is still serving up the same old stuff. I am also disappointed...
  50. Re: Facing the Realities (smelly and business)....

    You should be excited as a consumer for a new Sephora store, but don't expect Macy's to change policy or up its game because there is some "new" competition in town. There are a ton of Macy's...
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    Re: The image in the ad vs. the scent itself

    The marketing is so cheesy and predictable anymore, and seems to follow a basic paradox formula:

    "It is cold but also hot"
    "Sensitive but agressive"
    "Feminine but 100% masculine"
    "Fresh yet...
  52. Thread: Which Hugo Boss?

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    Re: Which Hugo Boss?

    The two brands-within-a-house if you will correspond with collections of separate "Hugo" and "Boss" clothing lines. I don't think one line is more formal than the other, but rather P&G just seems to...
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    "Whatever you are wearing smells like the clothes my grandma kept in boxes in the attic of her home."

    - My father speaking of Armani Code. This wasn't so much that it was negative, but I didn't...
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    Re: Looking for refreshing and intoxicating scent...

    I back these suggestions!
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    Re: Need scent with great drydown....

    I don't know if this is your kind of scent, but for some reason my gut was telling me Himalaya when I read your post. I think the dry-down is fantastic, and I would consider it versatile enough for...
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    Re: Looking for a 3rd scent

    I'm just warning you Jim, once you become a part of this site, you never stop. I was once looking for #3 like you, and now I'm seeking #35. ;)

    Anyway, it seems from the list that you are at a...
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    Re: Fresh store in Santa Monica

    I enjoy the Fresh store there quite a bit, even if it does have a feminine vibe to it. As a matter of fact, between that store, Sephora, and the perfume outlets in the mall, there's a fine selection...
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    Re: Armani code vs Armani night

    Here are my comparisons, just in case you have experience with the others:

    Emporio Night smells like a smoky Le Male with violet and Armani's signature synthetic freshness.

    Code smells like...
  59. Re: where to buy legit silver mountain water on the cheap

    It is in stock at Scentiments right now, check it out.
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    Re: Notes From Sephora

    I lived in Los Angeles (Santa Monica). Nowhere will you see 40-50 year old women that look like wax museum displays.
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    Notes From Sephora

    I made a trip to Sephora last night, and here's some observations:

    - Mat;Male is listed on the store's website for $12, but it is not in stock, so I went into the store only to find that it has...
  62. Thread: Is B*Men for me?

    by John
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    Re: Is B*Men for me?

    Well...that's hard to say because there is only one "you" in the world, and I know I'm not that person. Have you ever tried A*Men before? The two are quite similar in effect, except B*Men has...
  63. Re: Help..looking for real nice light scent that isnt....

    For you I would suggest Silver Mountain Water. :)
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    Re: help! a modern and brilliant scent ..?

    How about Egoiste Platinum?
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    Re: What would you do?

    Send back the shower gel and tell him you're not worthy. Also, did you receive a full bottle of Polo Sport? I don't think this is one where you'd have to keep a heads-up about it being fake if it...
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    My SMW could be fake, request for images!

    After reading over the large topic we have on the boards about fake Creeds, I brought mine near the computer for a comparison and was heart-broken to find that my bottle featured some of the markings...
  67. Re: How Do I Spot Fake Creed? Please Help!

    I am now having issues with my new Silver Mountain Water...I made another topic, so if anyone could lend a hand with my dilemna (I feel it warrants its own topic), I would very much appreciate it.
  68. Re: What? No, "What frags did you get for Christmas", thread yet?

    4 oz Silver Mountain Water :)
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    Surprise SMW gift from E-Bay!

    I was completely floored when my parents bought Silver Mountain Water for me at Christmas. I did not expect it at all! I went out with my mother in November just to do a little shopping before the...
  70. Thread: Year review

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    Re: Year review

    Givenchy Blue Label takes the crown this year. Although I haven't worn it for months (hot weather), it still generated more positive response than the rest of my wardrobe combined.
  71. Thread: Wood and melanin

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    Re: Wood and melanin

    What makes your friend credible? My reponse to your question, in short, is "no."
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    Re: Advice for a 17 year old guy

    Escada Magnetism
    Paris Hilton
  73. Thread: Banana Notes

    by John
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    Banana Notes

    Unless I'm mistaken, I don't think there are any banana-based frags out there. When we refer to so many colognes as being "fruity", usually I imagine something "melony" in nature. What about banana...
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    Re: Taming the Body Kouros

    GOTCHA!!

    All the members pulled together and made up a false description of Body Kouros just to throw you off, and now all our hard work has finally paid off! :D

    But seriously, I consider this...
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    Re: Counter-balanced orientals

    Armani Code
  76. Re: Do you literally crave a fragrance so much you smell it?

    Amazing! As soon as I read this topic, my brain conjured "reply with Body Kouros" immediately. I see that you beat me to it, but I'll have to second you on the ol' BK cravings.

    I have a habit...
  77. Re: Fragrant gifts you will receive for Christmas?

    I'll be getting a new bottle of Body Kouros, but that's it for frags as far as gifts go. I'm such an impulsive guy when it comes to scent purchases that if I really want something, I'll buy it...
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    Re: Best Frags for office/work place

    I have found that RL Romance/Silver work wonders in an office setting. In my opinion, there is something about the seude and pepper notes that make these two professional and warm, but they still...
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    Re: New way to use Deo sticks/roll onīs

    Those designer deodorants usually have the basic credits on the bottle, and those are just repeated in different languages; however, I thought of this idea before, but all drugstore deodorants have...
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    Re: I know they know no better but...

    I'm going to reply in it...:D
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    Re: just took a coffee break to the mall

    I would love to hear someone ask you what you're wearing, to which you would respond, "Rochas Man, Kouros, Very Irresistable, and Declaration Essence...wha' do ya' think!?" :D
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    Re: Choose new fragrance for me.

    YSL Body Kouros would be great if you have cold weather around this time.
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    Re: AMen and Very Irresistible

    I think A*Men, love it or hate it, it is a well-made frag. In contrast, I think VI lacks cohesion among its notes and comes across as a thick mess to me. A*Men is certainly rich and heavy, but it...
  84. Re: Ever think you're going crazy? (update on Mat;VM)

    Oh, I do not mean to bash, and I apologize if that attitude came across in the topic. I'm simply trying to figure out the scent because since it may be targeted for older men, I want to understand...
  85. Ever think you're going crazy? (update on Mat;VM)

    I recently posted my enthusiasm towards my discovery of Mat;Very Male. I purchased the 1.3 oz. bottle from perfume.com for only $13 with a gift certificate. As the bottle is currently taking its...
  86. Re: Awesome Weekend of Sniffing + A Random Encounter with a Fellow B-Noter!

    I was at Schiller's three times this week testing out all the Creed & Bond No. 9 they have - it is a great store. Check out some of the rare soaps and lotions there as well, excellent stuff! If...
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    Re: B*Men to be Discontinued?

    Even if this is the case, don't expect B*Men to make like the dinosaurs so quickly. There are many frags out there that have been out of production but remain accessible thanks to the Internet and a...
  88. Thread: Piece of advice

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    Re: Piece of advice

    If I may add to this, in my experience I must advise others not to make the mistake of putting the papers together in a purse, pocket, glove compartment, etc. I spent an entire afternoon sampling...
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    Re: Does anybody actually like Magnetism?

    Several years later after purchase and I still love it. It has always been in my rotation, and I always get compliments from it. I have mentioned this before, but I pride myself on buying this...
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    Re: Good Life by Davidoff

    I think this is a fairly safe blind purchase because I don't think you'll be blown away or severely disappointed. As others have mentioned, it is a clean green scent, and if I may add to that, I...
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    Mat: Very Male is Awesome!

    I just tried this one blind at Sephora and I think it is amazing! At first I thought I had made a mistake with its harsh licorice opening that reminded me a lot of Kenzo Air, but then it dries down...
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    Re: Top Three Bonds (no.9)s

    1) Wall Street
    2) Scent of Peace
    3) Bleecker Street
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    Re: Love is a Many Splendored Thing

    DKNY Be Delicious Men.

    I have noticed a lot of strong criticism in the reviews for it smelling like "trendy dirt", but the scent blends very well on my skin, and it gives off addictive sillage.
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    Help deciding what to wear to college party

    I'm going to a party tomorrow (Saturday) night at a stranger's house. I was invited by a girl I've been interested in for a while now. This is where the answer becomes a little bit more...
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    Request for TJ Maxx Sticky

    Is there a chance that we could start a sticky about what is available at TJ Maxx/Marshall's? I was thinking either that, or each week we could have one post of all the new additions to the stores. ...
  96. Re: Fragrances you have used as car or room air fresheners

    I like to spray the Hilfiger True Star in the air because there is an intoxicating pink starfruit note in the opening that I can NEVER detect on my own skin. It is the main reason I like this frag,...
  97. Thread: Chanel Pool

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    Poll: Re: Chanel Pool

    Allure Sport is my personal favorite in this body of water that we're voting in.
  98. Thread: YSL Pool

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    Poll: Re: YSL Pool

    I hope there are water slides to go with this YSL pool.
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    Re: Magnetism as a summer scent?

    I agree with Steve on this one. I used to wear it all the time duringthe day in Santa Monica, California and it worked out great, but at the same time it never gets too hot there. I think it is a...
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    Re: Recommendations for Teenagers

    Tommy Boy is a movie starring Chris Farley and David Spade, but I don't think it is a cologne! The whole Tommy range is pretty good for a teenager though, (original, T, Jeans, True Star, 10), and I...
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