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    Re: MFK Amyris Homme!

    My experience with this was that it smelled sort of generic and unimpressive at first, but at the same time, pretty nice. Then, over time, it got better and better, lost that initial "genericness"...
  2. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Bleu.

    Bought another one in December but haven't had the urge to wear it yet.
  3. Re: ZABIVA.COM......Anybody have any experience with this place?

    Had no problems with this order. Packed well and arrived fast enough. Just wanted to update.
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    Re: Givenchy Vetyver bottle design

    That is correct.

    I had the old bottle (brown and green) and sold it. Then I missed it and bought a new bottle. I got the gray/silver one pictured above.

    Not only was the old bottle much...
  5. Re: ZABIVA.COM......Anybody have any experience with this place?

    That's is definitely true (the drop shipper part). I spoke to them on the phone and they explained they don't actually do the shipping/storing, just take the orders.

    Not a big order so I think...
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    Re: D.S. and Durga

    I hadn't noticed this.

    I don't think D.S. & Durga is good enough to warrant an increase in price though. While a moderately priced niche company, I still felt as though the standard $100 a...
  7. Re: Would somebody just copy the original Dior Homme Sport already!

    I have 3, that I will cling to like grim death. Love the scent and have great memories attached to it as well. If I was going to try and find it, I'd check out fragrance websites with low foot...
  8. ZABIVA.COM......Anybody have any experience with this place?

    Just wondering if anybody here has ordered from them before and how the experience was overall.

    If you have, please let me know.



    They kind of seem legit, but I'm always a little...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Great stuff. These were my initial impressions yesterday when I received an unmarked sample in the mail:

    "....And although I have an obnoxious cold at the moment, what I can smell of it is...
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    Re: Kenneth Cole Mankind - Ultimate

    It sounds like they removed the pineapple from the original and replaced it with a cucumber/citrus aquatic top. The other notes are generally the same.

    Of course this means nothing, and they...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse?

    That's good to hear.

    I thought I might have been picking up on some animalic facet, but wasn't sure. At the same time, I liked that aspect of it, as it was present but not overpowering. Glad...
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    Re: Room 237: Does it smell good?

    Thanks, dead. Have you seen the review on Youtube for it? The reviewer loves it, but his impression is pretty much just 'it's really clean, and for some reason very addictive.' He does a nice...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse?

    Definitely agree with Tonyprince that this one fits more into the Sova/Baque family. In fact, at first I thought maybe this was the newest iteration of Sova or an experimental Baque re-issue. But...
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    Room 237: Does it smell good?

    I'm a big fan of The Shining and find it remarkable that a perfumer set out to create a scent in reference to Room 237. There's a couple of reviews floating around about it, but I'm curious to hear...
  15. Is _________ Legit? How Does ______ Sell Perfumes For So Cheap? Explained Here....

    I see people asking this question all the time, especially when it comes to a few large online retailers and Creeds, Bonds, and Amouages.

    People want to know how, for example, Fragrancenet...
  16. Re: Does Valentino Uomo really smell like Dior Homme/ DHI?

    Not really, but when you first apply it you can't help but notice a similarity. In the end it's sweeter, with a focus on hazelnut and chocolate. Regardless of weather or not "Iris" is listed in the...
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    Re: NEW: Carolina Herrera CH Men Africa

    If it smells good, this may be the only new bottle I ever buy and quickly decant into a generic glass atomizer.
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    New Slumberhouse?

    I got a mysterious unmarked sample in the mail today via Slumberhouse. I never ordered it.

    And although I have an obnoxious cold at the moment, what I can smell of it is really nice. It's like...
  19. Re: Is there such thing as a "mysterious" vibe for a spring/summer fragrance?

    LOL....!

    Looks like it wouldn't be hard to photoshop the smiling turd emoji into that pic...they practically look like cousins ;)

    ...
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    Re: Which Issey Miyake flanker you like best

    Ahhh man.....2009 didn't do it for you?


    I thought you'd like it!
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    Re: Which Issey Miyake flanker you like best

    2009 followed by 2013.

    I picked up L'Eau Bleue back in December but haven't had the chance to really explore it yet. I got a good first impression though.
  22. Thread: Summer Frags

    by Buysblind
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    Re: Summer Frags

    Since it seems like you're starting to enjoy some niche fragrances, these are my summer niche recommendations:

    Sel De Vetiver
    Sel Marin
    Eau Radieusse (Humiecki & Graef)
    Acqua di Sale
    Guerlain...
  23. Re: Better compliment-getter Pure Malt or Pure Havane?

    My wife prefers Malt. However, neither seem to generate a lot of compliments for me.
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    Re: Acqua essenziale!

    I love it. It's a great choice for the summer.

    I think people tend to write it off as a generic aquatic because of the name, the brand, and....well that happens a lot with aquatics. And I admit...
  25. Re: Is there such thing as a "mysterious" vibe for a spring/summer fragrance?

    +1 Sel de Vetiver (great choice!)

    Eau Radieusse

    Mare by Slumberhouse (though it's become hard to find)
  26. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur- Eau de Parfum.... HUGE disappointment!

    I gotta disagree here, I think the new EDP is really good, and while it certainly isn't an Eau de Parfum of the original Pour Monsieur, it's noticeably different than the most recent version of Pour...
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Glad to see this thread hasn't plummeted to the depths of oblivion....

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to updating it later this week with 2 or 3 frags I've been testing out as part of the challenge....
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    Re: just ordered Amouage Reflection Man

    And like JiveHippo mentioned, if it's not the magnetic cap (new reform version) you're good to go. And I don't think fragrancenet got those in yet.

    Great frag. Enjoy!
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    Re: Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit 32?

    I think both are great in their own way, but I'd go with the original first.

    32 can also be very temperamental when it comes to skin chemistry, climate, etc. Probably best to sample it.
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    Where's this coming from? I don't think we've ever had one exchange before.


    Just to make it clear, you made a bunch of accusations about me in your reply that aren't true. I like the majority...
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    Re: Negative Comments

    "You smell like Play Doh and horse manure" (LIDGE)

    "You smell like an old lady's underwear drawer" (too many to name)

    "You smell like a Yankee candle" (Ambre Sultan)

    "You smell like...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    :evil: You say that now...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    Molecule 01?

    Actually I kind of think of it as a long-arrived signature scent. Not like the kind your dad who never slapped anything other than Old Spice on has, but one that occurs during that...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    Thanks, Hawky ;)
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    A Taste of Heaven

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau

    Givenchy Play Intense

    Pure Malt (no, really...it doesn't get talked about a lot anymore!)
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    Re: Recommend a *Quality* fragrance (~$250)

    Bond No. 9 Scent of Peace for Him

    or as previously mentioned...Aventus.
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I've noticed there seem to be around 8 stages that we go through, as fragrance enthusiasts. I'm speaking from personal experience, as well as what I've observed here on Basenotes. This path may not...
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    Re: Tester way more potent than retail juice

    Did the OP insult somebody's mother? LOL

    Some of you need to relax a little bit...


    Anyway, I'm in the agnostic camp, leaning toward the "no difference" side. But you never know for...
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    Re: Looking for 2 fragrances

    Individuel, because it's a little more synthetic than OS (and I don't even mean that in a bad way). A Creed rep secretly admitted to me he wears this stuff instead of OS since they smell nearly...
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    Re: Looking for 2 fragrances

    You might want to look into:

    Scent of Peace for Him (fits #2 for me and other people complain it smells like a laundry sheet): This is the closest I've had to a signature scent this year. I...
  41. Re: Tom Ford's Rive d'Ambre - How in the heck does this not have it's own thread here yet??

    I thought it smelled great when I tested it at Saks earlier this year. It was like the fragrant equivalent of Sprite or 7UP, fizziness and all. But I remember the longevity was abysmal. I'm...
  42. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    Speak for yourself!

    ;)
  43. Re: Is Declaration d'Un Soir anything like Rose 31?

    Cologneist, have you tried Comme un Evidence Homme by Yves Rocher?

    It reminded me of a much lighter and less dirty Rose 31. I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for in terms of strength and...
  44. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    And there you have it, folks.

    I think this gives us a clear answer to the original question in the poll-- "YES."

    The Male Fragrance Discussion forum is clearly intended to be a discussion about...
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    :huh:



    The top notes and the mid seems pretty standard, or at least it's easy to understand how they would work together. But I'm curious to see how the base is integrated. You don't see...
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    Re: Peety liquid has particles floating around?

    Sounds like someone pissed in your perfume!
  47. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    Yeah, but it's Encre Noire, and more than worth it.
  48. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    Stop being such a baby. It's about $40 after shipping and taxes and has decent resale value.

    What are you waiting for?
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    Prada Luna Rossa Fans...

    Do you know if this has been reformulated?


    If you own a bottle please tell me:

    1) When you bought it

    2) The projection and longevity you've gotten with it

    3) The strength of the...
  50. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    If you haven't smelled a true Vetiver fragrance yet, Encre Noire has the potential to knock your socks off. It blew my mind the first time I tried it.

    Now, that doesn't mean you'll like it...
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    Re: Bottega veneta pour homme

    Re-reading that I agree, it is kind of confusing.

    What I mean is that initially it struck me as just another after-shavey, typical men's pine and citrus fragrance kind of in the vein of all that...
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    Re: So I'm reading this review today....

    This seems like a sensible approach. Thanks for your input.


    As far as oud, I always thought the reference was to wood. And that the oils smelled of the wood in a very concentrated form. I've...
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    Re: Arquiste: The Architects Club

    Yeah, thanks for the warning. I was just looking at this the other day, as it made a "Best of 2014" list at one of my favorite shops. Had I not already placed my self on an extremely restrictive...
  54. Re: An Elegant Cologne that Causes Fatal Attraction

    Burberry London.
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    Re: Bottega veneta pour homme

    I liked this but sold it to make the lot I was selling more attractive to buyers. I guess I didn't like it that much.

    What I don't like: It sort of has that classic masculine pine- citrus...
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    Re: So I'm reading this review today....

    I think that's a legitimate term. Some frags feel heavy, light, scratchy, thin, etcetera.

    I sometimes use colors when describing a scent, so if I can see 'em I might as well be able to smell 'em...
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    Re: So I'm reading this review today....

    I tend to default to "note" as well.



    Good one. This is really common and I think they've come to be more or less synonymous. I think of projection as how far it radiates outward from a still...
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Rich, do you have the Ball Fireman Racer watch in blue and silver with those phosphorescent tubes where the numbers are (excuse my terminology...I'm not a watch guy) ?

    I love that watch! Keep...
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    Re: Atomiser Bottles

    +1

    This place is great. They ship super fast and throw in a bunch of extras every time.
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    So I'm reading this review today....

    about a common men's fragrance you can find in any department store, and it's pretty well-written, except the guy keeps using the words "attar" and "balm" in reference to it, as though they're...
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    Re: I don't understand eau sauvage

    Hey, if any of you guys like the idea of Eau Sauvage but want something that's maybe just a little easier to wear, and in my opinion lacks the musty, muddled quality of Eau Sauvage's heart, take a...
  62. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Thanks, I'll check it out. :)
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    Re: Blind Success...Tom Ford Amber Absolute!

    Thank you for your belated felicitations. :wink:
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    Re: I don't understand eau sauvage

    I don't like it either. (But I love the Parfum)


    Apparently the current iteration is a shell of its former self. The juice I have smells kind of flat and muddled in the heart and the main accord...
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    Re: Jardin D'Amalfi vs. Pure White Cologne

    Disagree with both of you. What do you think Neroli is? Or Orange blossom?

    They're white flowers--key ingredients in both fragrances. Or rather neroli is the oil that's extracted from orange...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Nice, Rich!

    I love that one too and every once in a while you can grab it at a great price if you get lucky.

    LOL. I always buy them in 2's as well, and usually end up selling the second one...
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    Re: What famous people wear

    :laugh:


    HA! I was hoping you'd see that one. Lol.



    I'm surprised Bijan's up there 3 times. I didn't think celebs went to TJ Maxx for their frags.

    And Burt Reynolds wearing Gendarme? I...
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    Re: Rank these 5 designer scents

    1. VPH
    2. CH Men
    3. The One
    4. Eau Extreme
    5. La Nuit
  69. Re: Penhaligon's Endymion vs Amouage Reflection Man - discuss and rate

    It doesn't make sense that you can barely smell anything. Reflection Man especially has powerful projection and substantial sillage.

    Endymion, though not powerful, is certainly no schlub.

    ...
  70. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Sycomore, though I don't own it. I sold it and replaced it with Encre Noire and used the extra $100 to buy something else. I find Encre Noire about as similar to Sycomore as you can get, minus a...
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    Re: Jardin D'Amalfi vs. Pure White Cologne

    I like Jardin a little bit more. But I'm not crazy about either, they're too deep in 'white floral' territory for me.
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    The most expensive purchase I've been considering for some time is a flacon of Creed's Spice and Wood. It's $710.

    I won't be buying it for at least a year.
  73. Thread: Drugstore

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    Re: Drugstore

    In general I don't like them.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Oxygen by Nu_Be smells like you just opened a box containing some type of electronics, with the styrofoam and glue and plastic used to pack it.

    Geir Ness smells like Pepto Bismol

    Espirit du...
  75. Re: Know nothing of fragrances - buying samples on ebay (Creed).

    If there's a Saks in your area you should just go there and politely chat up the sales associate in charge of the Creeds. In my experience they're very good there and more than willing to offer...
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Tabac Rouge
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    Re: Your favorite Sandalwood frag?

    I just tried this a couple days ago and thought it was great. I didn't have a favorite sandalwood, but I think I do now. Smells so much better to me than all the others I've smelled (Tam Dao,...
  78. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    forget it.

    i'm not getting into it.
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    Coco Blanc by House of Matriarch

    It's the lightest gourmand/semi-gourmand I own and that's part of what I like most about it. It's centered around massoia, white chocolate, vanilla, chai and...
  80. Barr-Co. Eau de Parfum: a creamy blend of milk, oatmeal, vanilla and vetiver (SPICE)

    I was in a small mom 'n pop pharmacy yesterday waiting for some stuff and noticed they sold some fragrances (atelier, art of shaving, etc.). Stumbled upon this stuff:

    ...
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    Re: Mauboussin M Generation: EDT vs EDP

    Hey, no problem. If you are looking at the M Generation EDP, here's my opinion regarding its strength, note separation, etc. It sits closer to skin (too close for some apparently) than your typical...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    http://i.imgur.com/agJIP.gif
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    Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    Chergui and B2B have always smelled feminine to me. They're nice, but when I'm really thinking of "men's fragrances" as the title states, I'd go with Tabac Rouge and Lanvin Avant Garde (as someone...
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    Re: Mauboussin M Generation: EDT vs EDP

    From my understanding, there is not an EDT version of M Generation.

    Are you sure you're not referring to Mauboussin Homme? That one has an EDT and EDP. But I've never seen an EDT of M...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    lol

    This is such an underrated reply.

    :)
  86. Re: Scents that can be used in the high heat that are not citrus based.

    Philosykos EDT by Diptyque

    Chrome Legend by Azzaro

    Samourai by Alain Delon

    Menthe Fraiche

    +1 Geranium Pour Monsieur
  87. Re: What's a Good cologne/flanker combo for the Spring

    Allure Homme Sport/Allure Homme Edition Blanche/Allure Homme (any 2 of the 3 should work)


    Lanvin Homme/Lanvin L'Homme Sport


    Terre d'Hermes/Eau Tres Fraiche


    Armani Code/Armani Code...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Thanks, Ivory! I must have missed this comment when you had first posted it.


    This should bring my budget down to $429 (from $450). Plus there are two other frags I purchased earlier this month...
  89. Re: New Atelier Cologne - Pomelo Paradis!! And ... to come 4 new fragrances in the "Azure Collectio

    Between Orange Sanguine, Cedrat Envirant, and now this, it seems like Atelier has really nailed the citrus genre.


    Thanks for the update!
  90. Re: Do you ever feel guilty about spending so much money?

    Only on nights that my daughter goes to bed hungry.

    But then I'll wear a gourmand and tell her to close her eyes and imagine the food is real.
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    Re: VC&P Bois D' Iris

    I think it's great. I thought it was pretty similar to BdA in smell but stronger--denser, more projection, and better longevity. I own BdA, but if I didnt, I'd have a tough time choosing between the...
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    Re: Light, Airy Masculine Floral

    Comme un Evidence Homme by Yves Rocher
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    Re: How to wear a frag that gives you a...

    With fragraces that can cause that reaction I'll spray on the back of the neck instead. It keeps the cloud from wafting right up into your nose all day, but you're still able to smell it easily...
  94. Re: Parfum1: Anyone Have a Current Coupon Code (1/23/15)

    Thank you, sir!

    :D
  95. Parfum1: Anyone Have a Current Coupon Code (1/23/15)

    They usually send me one every month, but I didn't get one for January.

    Anybody have one?


    Thank you!
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDT being discontinued

    Sportsfan, thank you so much for updating us and officially verifying the discontinuation of Guerlain Homme. This is unfortunate! I think Guerlain Homme is an excellent fragrance (and I assumed it...
  97. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I thought it was "bah bah blacksheep."

    :undecided:
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    For myself, I realize that Guerlain are reaching out to a younger audience with this one. That isn't in question. What is in question is the quality and originality of L'Homme Ideal. I don't mean to...
  99. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    In my opinion, Vikt. It's darker than Norne to me. That weird licorice note just adds an eerie quality to the whole thing.

    Could be that I wore it last year when I was home sick with the flu...
  100. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    For once...yes. Completely satisfied.

    That's not to say something won't come along and catch my interest, but I'm totally happy with what I've got and feel that it's more (way more) than enough.
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