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    Re: Bugs Don’t Like My SOTD

    Hah, true - and anyway, I think it's a better cold weather fragrance. I'll probably make it my SOTD when it comes in the mail though, so I'll be sure to spend some time in the backyard and see how it...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I got it secondhand, but you can get full bottles and samples from sixteen92.com. They have a lot of interesting stuff, worth checking out, as well as the thread on the house here (my inspiration to...
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    Re: Bugs Don’t Like My SOTD

    Good thing I just got a travel atomizer of Straight to Heaven! Hopefully the mosquitos will hate the cedar note as much as I love it ;)
  4. Re: New Fragrance: Gucci Guilty Cologne Pour Homme - has anyone tested it yet?

    Too bad. I love Gucci Guilty Absolute, but everything else in that line smells like laundry detergent/Axe to me. Would love to see a lighter, fresher take on the "astringent/harsh" aspect of GGA. Not...
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    Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Nice! Do you find the vintage has better/more oakmoss? I do get a fair amount of moss in the current formulation, but I imagine it may have suffered post-IFRA restrictions.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    My SOTE, Youth Gone Wild from Sixteen92. Notes are: New vinyl records, warm night air, polished arcade wood, hot asphalt, burned rubber. It definitely smells like all those things, yet it's still...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    The new bottle looks like something from Zara. I guess it's an improvement?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Wearing a veritable cloud of chypre/aromatic fougere today: a combination of Fahrenheit, Grey Flannel and Or Black. Sounds crazy, smells divine.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    I got a decant of this recently and it's great. Congrats and enjoy!
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    If you took it as a compliment, sounds like a good thing! I guess it depends on the context.
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Wore a combo of Fahrenheit, Or Black and Grey Flannel today. I was extraordinarily floral and herbaceous. Nice for 70 degree weather with a good dose of humidity.
  12. Re: Can you tell me a masterful blend with a stage of...

    If you can find that, you may have found the holy grail! Not sure I can check all your boxes, but Creed Royal Oud has a few of those elements. The opening has lots of chai-like spice and cedar,...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    It's definitely up there. I'm a sucker for anything built around vetiver, pine, oud or leather.
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    Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Ok wow! Really glad I went back today and picked up the original. Much better than the Eau flanker. Really enjoying the green, woody, floral vibeI get a lot of soapy moss, violet leaf and jasmine,...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Thanks! I got a sample recently and liked the dark green, earthy take on it. Still need to sample the FM too as I continue to grow my army of vetivers :)
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Just ordered these from FragranceNet. They've got testers of Bowmakers right now - 1.7 ml for $44. Couldn't pass it up. Wanted a new vetiver for the summer too, so I picked up the Elie Saab as well....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

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  18. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of Tuscan Leather. I'm on vacation, seems appropriate :laugh:
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    If you all saw me, you might think I was a hipster - though admittedly, my wardrobe has veered more "basic" as I enter my early thirties, and I'm now more likely to shop in the JC Penny big and tall...
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    Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Good to know. The Eau flanker smelled a bit like Febreze to me. Not a bad thing, just not my thing. I'm visiting family so I gave it to a teenage cousin who was about as excited to receive it as I...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes edt, formula change?

    Ok, maybe there are some places where TdH would be out of place :lolk: That being said, what kinda beach are we talking? Hawaii or Southern California, no way. But Northern France or the Pacific...
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    Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Haha ok I'm convinced! I do like violet leaf so sounds like a safe bet.
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    Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    That sounds tempting, and fairly different from the "Eau de" flanker. I also like Morabito Or Black, another Fahrenheit predecessor, so if it's in that realm sounds like it's worth checking out. And...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    TdH Eau Intense Vetiver for me today. Really enjoying this one in warm weather. It's a bit sharp with the grapefruit and ambrox or norlimbanol or whatever is in the base, but it's not too heavy, and...
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    I think there are certain brands - mostly niche - that appeal to hipster types. Something like Le Labo maybe. My most hipster-ish friends are all crazy for Santal 33, seems like there's a big hype...
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    Re: Letīs play a game: naming a parfum.

    Yeah I love that smell. I played baseball all through my youth, so it's kinda nostalgic for me. I also loved the smell of a worn in leather mitt; I was actually at my parents' recently and found my...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes edt, formula change?

    I've been wearing this one for about the last 4-5 years and haven't noticed significant changes. If anything, the bottle I have now is a bit stronger than the first one I bought, which was a 200 ml....
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    It's great. It was made by Jean-Claude Ellena, the nose behind Terre d'Hermes and Voyage d'Hermes, and it's in the same general category of light, spicy/citrus vetivers. But Declaration is only about...
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    Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    I was at Ross today and spotted some Grey Flannel - two different packages (one in box, the other in a small cloth bag) but I couldn't see any other differences, so I just picked one randomly. Didn't...
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    Re: Zara - Gardens in the Desert Sand

    Check in with your thoughts if you get a chance to try it! I'm going to pick up another bottle today. It's definitely nothing impressive in the performance dept - I'd say it's more of a body spray...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Good point; "wealth" will smell like different things to different people, depending on what they associate with it personally. It would be interesting to think about which bottles signify wealth,...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Sounds like a nice combo! I love Hommage a l'Homme but I don't get good performance out of it, seems like this would be a good way to give it a boost.
  33. Re: So what do you guys think I should try next?

    I like all of the fragrances you listed except BdC, so you might like a few of my other favorites:

    Terre d'Hermes is, I suppose, somewhere between Issey Miyake and Royal Oud. It's dry, earthy,...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Lol, Mr. Prince is not part of the cameron wolfpack, or whatever.

    Is this a silly question? Yes. But, that's why we're here: to discuss the silly, ridiculous aspects of fragrance that "normies"...
  35. Re: Most complimented fragrances for men under 30?

    I've gotten a few compliments on Guerlain L'Eau Boisee. All from dudes though (I'm a straight man). One guy asked me where I got it because he had just gotten out of jail and said it was the best...
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    Re: Zara - Gardens in the Desert Sand

    I noticed that too - no idea why they put them there. They do have another fragrance section in the men's dept on the second floor. That's where I found this one. There seems to be neither rhyme nor...
  37. Re: Is L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake a blind buy?

    It's safe in that it's not offensive, and there are no weird notes that I can imagine anyone would find off-putting. That being said, it might be worth testing because it could come across a bit...
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    Re: Zara - Gardens in the Desert Sand

    Yeah you may need to act quick on this one - it was on sale and there were only three bottles at the store in downtown Seattle, so might be heading to discontinuation. I'm going to go back tomorrow...
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    Re: *Extreme* Over-Sprayers Lounge

    Yeah it's nice. Dry, citrusy/peppery scent. It only lasts about 2-3 hours and doesn't project too much, so 30 is about how much I need to have a cloud of it surrounding me. I'm just at home too;...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Yesterday I wore a combo of Mugler Cologne and Encre Noire. Basically made my own Encre Noire Sport flanker ��
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Royal Oud. Just smells very refined and classy to me.
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    Re: *Extreme* Over-Sprayers Lounge

    30 sprays of Gardens in the Desert Sand (Zara). It's cheap and kinda weak, so why not?
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    Zara - Gardens in the Desert Sand

    Anyone tried this? I just picked up 100 ml today on sale at Zara for about $13. It's a surprisingly good take on something like Terre d'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver or Sauvage. The pyramid lists...
  45. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    Yikes! I didn't know that. I'm Jewish, but this isn't quite enough to stop me from wearing Sycomore.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Nice choice! :thumbsup:

    My SOTD:

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    Re: Letīs play a game: naming a parfum.

    That sounds pretty nice, I would definitely wear that to a baseball game.
  48. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I got a sample of Vanille Fatale recently and I used it on my pillows/sheets. Definitely not the kind of smell I'd ever want on my skin, but very nice to fall asleep to. I also sometimes spray the...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Glad you're enjoying my notes!

    I'm wearing Shout at the Devil today, and I really like it so far. Smelling straight from the tester it was a little strong on makeup and nag champa, but I love...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Shout at the Devil from Sixteen92 - continuing my exploration of their spring and summer sample sets. Notes include cocaine, hairspray, fog machine and nag champa, although it is surprisingly...
  51. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Agreed on Or Black. For me, it's the really strong anise note. There's also something sparkly and fruity in the top - I wish I could have just that and no anise liqueur. The heart and dry down are...
  52. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    Royal Oud, simply because it's the classiest fragrance in my collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    E Lucevan Le Stelle from Sixteen92. Very nice cool, dewy green-floral, similar to Mousse Illuminee but without the musk. Really enjoying my sample of this one!
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    Re: Letīs play a game: naming a parfum.

    Des jolies traductions! ;)
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Tried out E Lucevan Le Stelle and Cruel Summer today. Both very nice.

    E Lucevan Le Stelle reminded me a bit of Rogue's Mousse Illuminee - a nice, cool green scent with a touch of florals. If this...
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    If you want to go the cheapie route, Zara 8.0 has a decent melon note. Not watermelon per se, but more melon generally. It takes it more in the vegetal/cucumber direction than hypersweet candy.
  57. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts - I've been getting into fragrances seriously for about the same amount of time, and have come to some of the same conclusions. Building a collection has been fun,...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    This was the one I was most curious about - sampled it tonight. The comparison to a synthetic oud note is spot on. Although I was born in 1986 and missed the vinyl hey day, I used to collect records...
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    Re: Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    I don't particularly get any oud from this, other than the sort of vaguely funky synthetic wood that others have mentioned. I get mostly fruity-floral violet and tobacco. A lot of people say they get...
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    I use fragrances to help me stay motivated to study and concentrate (I'm in grad school). Anything with a kind of serious, complex and subtle effect works well: Noir Anthracite, Sycomore, Royal Oud,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    I ended up sleeping pretty well - Ambien helps. And for what it’s worth, a 5 year old boy sitting behind me said I smelled really good, so that’s a win in my book!
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    Glad to see Bottega and ENS get some love haha. Ended up going with Mugler, no complaints. A nice refresher after sleeping in the equivalent of a recliner (and I’m 6’ 4” so that’s no easy feat).
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    I would be happy to sit next to someone wearing either of those!
  65. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I feel like 5-7 is the sweet spot on this one for me. Any more than that and I get anosmic too quickly. Although the first 15-20 minutes before the anosmia sets in are glorious.

    I wore 10 sprays...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Really enjoyed wearing Noir Anthracite while walking around in ~95 degree, very dry weather today. I haven't worn it in hot weather, but it worked pretty well - it really brought out the bitter,...
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    slpfrsly, all good recommendations! There's a Macy's on the way to the train station, I'll stop in and pick up a bottle or two of 1 Million ;) You can drink on Amtrak, but only the booze they sell,...
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    Yes, the Coast Starlight is quite a nice ride. Although I haven't done it all at once, I've taken it all the way to both LA and Seattle respectively from the Bay Area. The section around Santa...
  69. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    If they teamed up with Chanel, they could create a crossover: F*** Boy; an accurate name for what seems to be this fragrance's target audience!
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    The train does go through the mountains/forest a good part of the way. That's why I was thinking of Bottega Veneta PH - nice, clean, mostly a skin-scent, and it has some great pine tree notes.
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    Ok, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit. It's mostly the fact that I have to sleep on the train, and while I don't think I'll get particularly sweaty, I do like to freshen up in the morning. I am a morning...
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    Oh yeah, I have a whole system in that regard haha. I'm terrified of flying so I've done this train ride before.
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    I'm only planning on wearing 1-2 sprays under clothing - just enough to keep my stank at bay. I learned that lesson the hard way after wearing Declaration on an airplane... I think Mugler Cologne may...
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    Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    I will be boarding an Amtrak train tonight at 11, and won't be getting off for another 22 hours: I'm headed from California up to Seattle, and naturally I'm hemming and hawing over what to wear. I...
  75. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Oh that's it! I got them mixed up. I knew I'd seen a bunch of GIT comparisons somewhere. Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Noir Anthracite today. First time wearing it in hot weather, really brings out the green, herbal side of this one. Love it! 104139
  77. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    Ironically, the first fragrance I tried with a substantial amount of oakmoss (Mousse Illuminee) made my arm itchy for the first 10-15 minutes. I still plan on buying a full bottle. Maybe there are...
  78. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Good point - is it a dabber or sprayer sample? I have been deceived mightily before by dabbers. And Mugler Cologne is not a beast, but I've never had performance issues.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Well, it would be the first time I've done it on purpose anyway. I might have to keep it up now - luckily TdH is one frag I would have no problem wearing for a week, as there was a period a few years...
  80. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Is OV closer to Mugler Cologne than GIT? I've seen a lot of comparisons to GIT before also, but based on the responses here it seems like OV is the winner...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Terre d'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver. Been wearing this and the original TdH the last few days. If I keep it up, I will have accidentally done the SOTW!

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    Re: Letīs play a game: naming a parfum.

    Great choice! If I were going to go with Flaubert, maybe I'd make a series based on the characters of Madame Bovary - Emma (a disgusting mix of all the most expensive ingredients - the smell doesn't...
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    Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    I’ve seen this claim as well. Supposedly he uses Laotian oud in his own line and in the Oud he created for Elie Saab. But yeah, I would imagine it’s not in significant quantities.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Nice, enjoy!
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    Re: Letīs play a game: naming a parfum.

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    Re: Letīs play a game: naming a parfum.

    My McCaslin scent would be named after Isaac McCaslin, protagonist of the coming-of-age hunting story, The Bear from Go Down, Moses. It's all about hunting a kind of mythological bear and growing up...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Thanks! My all time favorite.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    SOTE: Terre d'Hermes

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    Re: Letīs play a game: naming a parfum.

    I do really like all the sixteen92 names. Another fun idea might be something literary, like using the last names of all the families from William Faulkner's novels: Compson, Snopes, Bundren,...
  91. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    Great post, Zealot Crusader! I definitely fall into several of those categories.
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    Re: Inexpensive gems that perform

    Another vote for Encre Noire Sport - I'd even put it ahead of the original EN. Performance is great, it's different from other freshies, and it can be found for about $20. It does have a very...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

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    Re: A new summer freshie

    L'Eau Boisee is definitely one of my summer dumb reaches. It's not particularly special, although I love green/citrus combos, and the lime makes this a little different. It reminds me of a more...
  95. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays Declaration + 4 sprays Declaration d'Un Soir
  96. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Typical Bellevue! I've been to the Uniqlo in Bellevue Square Mall but otherwise I have no reason to go over there.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cartier Declaration. I haven't worn this in a while for one reason or another, but it's a great fresh smell for summer, that still has some unique and weird qualities with the cumin. I know some...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    SOTE: Declaration

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  99. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    The Downtown Seattle one? My grandfather shopped there religiously his whole life and had great relationships with sales people - he took me there to buy my first fragrance (D&G The One). I usually...
  100. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Yeah, communication is more important than being buttered up by a SA. Luckily I've never had any problems, but I have heard nightmare stories about dealing with sites like FragranceNet. I've been...
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