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  1. Thread: Next Chanel

    by Indaco
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    Re: Next Chanel

    Now I have to revisit Bleu!
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    Re: Incense Confusion?

    It really doesn't help when 'leather' can range from a suede accord to birch tar and then some.

    I went on an incense note binge several months ago and it was enlightening how much variation there...
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    Hinoki, Kyoto, Avignon and Wonderwood.

    I need to revisit 2 Man and a bunch of their others...
  4. Re: Can You Name at Least 10 Really Good, Underrated, Designer Fragrances That Are a Must Try?

    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris
    Kenzo Once Upon a Time Pour Homme
    Kenzo Tokyo
    Hanae Mori HM

    I'm sure there are many others.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

    SotD - YSL La Nuit de l'Homme
  6. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Off the top of my head...

    Cereus No 7
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Kilian Incense Oud
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Le Labo Gaiac 10
    Montale Full Incense
    Odin 07 Tanoke
    Parfums de Nicolai New York
  7. Re: Blind Buys - Which one's do you enjoy - which do you dislike?

    Wins
    - Comme des Garcons Wonderwood
    - Kenzo Once Upon a Time Pour Homme
    - Kenzo Tokyo
    - Montale Moon Aoud
    - Terre d'Hermes Parfum
    - CO Bigelow Elixer Blue

    Losses
    - Narcisso Rodriguez for...
  8. Re: Straight versus Gay preferences: A Scientific Study

    I am so using this in a research paper... unless the quote is falsified!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

    SotD - Incense Oud by Kilian

    SotE - TBD!
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    Re: Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    On me, I thought it was like a very light, transparent tea rose over a rather generic, but good oud accord. I got my bit of it in a split and have been on the fence for awhile about keeping it to try...
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    Re: Potent Amber - Better than Ambre Sultan

    My favorite ambers have been Sonoma Scent Studio's Amber Noire, PG's l'Ombre Fauve, and MPG's Ambre Precieux - all suggested by previous posters. My favorite is probably the PG for its rich base,...
  12. Re: PLEASE HELP ME FIND A FRAGRANCE that is comparable to baldessarini by hugo boss

    If you're interested in that orange top note (about the only thing I found in common between Old Spice and Baldessarini), you might like Saint Charles Shave's New Spice (no affiliation). If you like...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 13, 2013

    Rose 31
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    Re: Do you wear an incense cologne?

    I'd say so; I'm 28. It really depends on what you're comfortable wearing.

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    One of my signature scents is heavy on incense (Le Labo Rose 31). I wear Montale Full Incense and...
  15. Thread: Watch out...

    by Indaco
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    Re: Watch out...

    Nicely stated.

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    Wow! The topnotes in Interlude Man are almost overwhelming for me with just two sprays!
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    Poll: Re: Body Kouros: Good, or only good for the price?

    I have a small decant of this somewhere, and was put off by the cloying heaviness of the scent. As one of the previous posters described it, it also struck me as heavy handed and one dimensional. It...
  17. Re: 4 colognes to live with for the rest of your life. Niche and Designer.

    Designer:
    Chanel Sycomore
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Terre d'Hermes
    l'Occitane Eau des Baux

    Niche:
    Cereus No 7
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
  18. Re: Which scent would you describe as "Boredom Bottled"

    Count me as another who likes Boss Bottled. Hugo's the only other release I can recall smelling from Hugo Boss, and it was pretty boring.

    In my mind, Tom Ford's Grey Vetiver epitomizes boredom in...
  19. Re: Best FB Frag(s) under $50 (smell, longevity, versatility, etc...)

    I'll add another vote for l'Occitane Eau de Baux. Midnight in Paris, in either concentration, is also a good bet. Caron is a good place to look with PuH, 3 Homme, and Yatagan. I still need to try...
  20. Re: What are your thoughts on Mark Birley's offerings?

    As the others mentioned Charles Street is like a dialed back Tuscan Leather. I like it because it's more versatile than the latter.

    MB for men is a nice enough scent, but it's fairly conservative...
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    Re: Amouage Fragrance with the most incense

    I'll add another vote for Memoir Man as having the most unadorned incense. Jubilation XXV and Interlude Man have very obvious incense, but there's a lot of other stuff going on in each of them.
  22. Thread: Odin 08 Seylon

    by Indaco
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    Re: Odin 08 Seylon

    I only got a couple of hours out of Owari and Century. I liked Owari well enough, but Century was dominated by some screechy synthetic bubble-gum note (I get it in Ulrich Lang's fragrances as well)....
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    Re: List 5 outstanding under the radar fragrances.

    Cale Preludio d'Oriente
    Odin 07 Tanoke
    Cereus No 7
    Kenzo Signature/Once Upon a Time Pour Homme
    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
  24. Thread: Odin 08 Seylon

    by Indaco
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    Odin 08 Seylon

    The Luckyscent newsletter introduced this today, and I was surprised to not see a thread already dedicated to it here.

    Their listed notes: Yuzu, Bitter Orange, Bergamot, Nutmeg, Resinous Elemi,...
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    Re: For the love of god man... 07 Tanoke...

    Pencil shavings and incense?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 25, 2012

    l'Artisan l'Eau du Navegateur
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

    Morning - Villoresi Uomo

    SotD - Amouage Interlude Man
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    Re: New Fragrance: Baldessarini Secret Mission

    Sounds like something to try.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Ulrich Lang Lightscape

    This sounds interesting. Ulrich Lang's previous three releases did not work for me, but I've held out hope for Nightscape.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 18th, 2012

    l'Occitane Eau de Baux
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 17th, 2012.

    SotD - Montale Moon Aoud
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    Re: new fragrance: Hanae Mori HiM

    The notes sound awesome!
  33. Re: New Fragrance - Lolita Lempicka Eau de Minuit Masculin

    lol

    Still sounds interesting, though.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

    Amouage Interlude Man
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    I gave Interlude Man a full wearing yesterday, and its longevity was surprisingly good, given others' experiences. I found the opening to be a bit sweet and rich for my tastes, but it wasn't...
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    Re: Rank The Chanels

    1 - Sycomore
    2 - Egoiste/Egoiste Concentree
    3 - Coromandel

    The only other I can recall trying and that was memorable is the Bois des Iles exclusive; we didn't get along.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 29, 2012

    Van Cleef & Arpels Midnight in Paris
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    I gave this a full wearing for the first time today. It's got great longevity on me, at least eight hours, although the last few are more of a whisper than a shout (but I prefer that). Generally...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 28th, 2012

    Amouage Interlude Man
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 26th, 2012

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 22th, 2012

    SotD - Carthusia Uomo

    SotE - Carthusia Via Caramelle
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    Re: SOTD; Satureday, July 21st, 2012

    Rose 31
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 15, 2012

    SotD - PdN New York
  44. Re: Green Irish Tweed vs. Cool Water (Similar?, Is GIT worth the price?, Cool Water inferior?)

    I don't get any similarity between these two. Cool Water comes off as harsh and metallic for me. I don't get much beyond the citrus, scratchy lavender and heavy metals. I like GIT's violet leaves,...
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    Re: Mona di Orio - Les Nombres dOr

    Interesting. I think this is the only Nombres d'Or scent I haven't tried, mainly because I figured I didn't need another leather in my collection. Now it's made the sampling list!
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    Re: Marine/oceanic vs Aquatic??

    For me, Carthusia Uomo exemplifies ozonic/marine/oceanic without being aquatic. It's very reminiscent of a wild shoreline, but not a beach with lots of bathers.

    Aquatic, to me, usually signifies a...
  47. Thread: Montale

    by Indaco
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    Re: Montale

    Moon Aoud is very nice. And +1 on Full Incense.
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    Re: Tauer: 100% OUDH FREE

    Great post, although it's not a surprise. As much fun as it can be to read the advertising copy, whenever PR people get into the rarity of natural materials (especially when it's unlikely that they...
  49. Thread: Givenchy

    by Indaco
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    Re: Givenchy

    I love Givenchy Gentleman, in both vintage and current formulations. One of my first fragrances was Play, which I quickly stopped wearing after I experienced others. I got a mini of Pi because I...
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    Poll: Re: Your Top 5 Creeds

    1 - GIT
    2 - Aventus
    3 - BdP
    4 - MI
    5 - SMW

    I haven't tried too many of their other offerings, mainly because of their horrendous quality control.
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, July 13th(!), 2012

    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
  52. Thread: GIT opening

    by Indaco
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    Re: GIT opening

    Cereus No 7 for the heart notes, but I think the base is somewhat different.
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    Re: SOTD; Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

    Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo
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    Re: Top Notch Sandalwoods?

    This thread seems to be another reminder that I should resample Santal 33.

    I'd go with Diptyque's Tam Dao and Lorenzo Villoresi's Sandalo. If Taylor of Old Bond Street's sandalwood EdT is anything...
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    Re: Think I'm Done with Creed

    I haven't tried the Bond (mostly because of their ostentatious bottles, tasteless marketing and horrible price... the recent revelations here about their IP practices haven't helped their case...
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    Re: Fahrenheit, minus the gasoline?

    I just compared Fahrenheit and Ferrari Uomo yesterday and I didn't really get too much gasoline. Fahrenheit did come off as much more aggressive and green, but Ferrari Uomo doesn't project on me at...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 9th, 2012

    SotD - Narciso Rodriguez For Him EdT

    SotE - Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure

    Still have a bit of my SotD showing through; the incense really adds volume and sweetness to the violet leaf.
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure
    Tauer Incense Extreme
    Divine l'Homme Sage
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
    Comme de Garcons Hinoki
  59. Re: Mona di orio, nombre d r collection, your opinion the 3 ( three ) best

    I wouldn't blind buy these either, but my favorites are Ambre, Oud and Vetyver.
  60. Re: The " best " niche house in your opinion...mention just one (1 )......"the very best "

    I'm torn between CdG, Lorenzo Villoresi and Sonoma Scent Studio. Given all the votes for Malle, I should probably try a few more of his creations.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 8, 2012

    SotD - Ferrari Uomo
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    Re: Best Combo with Shaving Scents?

    I agree with Cacio - the scents from shaving soaps are very fleeting and won't interfere with any fragrance you choose to wear.

    I usually use Taylor of Old Bond Street's sandalwood soap with my...
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    Re: USA Today . . . Ban On Scents

    I found this comment funny too. I vaguely remember running across a fair amount of research that seemed to indicate that molecules in perfumery are too small to trigger allergies.

    On the other...
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    Re: The actual popularity of fragrances

    There's one guy with an office down the hall from mine who wears some aquatic. I'm not sure who it is, but you can always tell when he's around because the hall smells very aquatic (rather than...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 7, 2012

    SotD - CO Bigelow Elixir Blue

    SotE - Tauer Incense Rose
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 7, 2012

    SotD - CO Bigelow Elixir Blue

    SotE - Tauer Incense Rose
  67. Re: " zero " (0 ) negative reviews in the base notes evaluation...mention 5 fragances..

    I could be the first to give it a negative review, but I no longer have my decant. Aldehydes hate me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 6th, 2012

    SotD - Narciso Rodriguez For Him EdT

    SotE - Givenchy Gentleman (vintage)
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    In the past couple of days, I received both a 50ml bottle of vintage Givenchy Gentleman and a 100ml limited edition bottle of Narciso Rodriguez For Him EdT.
  70. Re: Is there a Guerlain Vetiver without the ashtray note?

    I'd second the Dior Vetiver and Tom Ford Vetiver.

    If I remember correctly, Mona Di Orio's Vetyver lacks the tobacco/ashtray note, and smells better than all of these, but costs more as well.
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    Re: Good cedar cologne

    I second Penhaligon's 1870 and Azzaro Visit.

    Serge Lutens Chene is a boozy cedar.
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    Re: Looking for Violet leaf frags

    Narciso Rodriguez For Him seems to be all violet leaf in the top notes.
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    Re: SOTD Thurs: July 5, 2012

    SotD - Kenzo Once Upon a Time Pour Homme

    SotE - Narciso Rodriguez For Him EdT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

    SotD - Montale Full Incense
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    Re: Christian Dior private line - ones

    I think everyone's covered the highlights. My absolute favorite is Leather Oud, followed by Bois d'Argent, Ambre Nuit and Mitzah. Granville is also very nice and interesting. Patchouli Imperiale and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 2nd, 2012

    Odin 07 Tanoke
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    Re: Cutting through the Heat

    Guerlain Vetiver seems to fit what you're looking for, and shouldn't be too expensive.

    Kenzo Pour Homme is a nice ozonic/aquatic, and Tokyo has an interesting citrus accord that's fairly unique.
    ...
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    Re: Midnight In Paris

    I think people make the connection between MiP and Bulgari Black because of the tea notes. There is some similarity between the top notes of MiP (EdT, not sure about parfum) and Armani Code, but the...
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    Re: Rose 31, or LNPH ?

    If you're looking for something with a rose similar to LNPH, then Domenico Caraceni is probably the best bet.

    Rose 31 is great, but it's more spicy/incense than rose.
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    Re: SOTD Friday: June 29, 2012

    PdN New York
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

    SotD - Sonoma Scent Studio Incense Pure
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    Thanks for the update! This sounds very interesting.
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    Re: A 250$ starters kit ! Any ideas ?

    I second Givenchy Gentleman, TdH, and Midnight in Paris. Boss Bottled is also great for summer, and Yatagan is very nice for not too much. Maybe Encre Noire as well?
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    Re: Scents you were most excited for pre-release

    I was excited for Kilian's Amber Oud, but when I finally tried it, it disappointed. I'll try it again eventually.

    Sonoma Scent Studio's Forest Walk wasn't what I expected, but I really enjoy it....
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    Wanted: Vintage PdN New York

    I'm looking for a bottle of Parfums de Nicolai New York from a non-current formulation. It seems like the current formulation dates to at least early 2011 (reformulation thread).

    I'm looking for...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    I'm looking forward to your review of this one.



    I picked up a new little bottle of PdN New York the other day.
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    Re: My first Montale experience....

    Welcome and thanks for sharing your impressions. I haven't tried Woods and Spices or Attar, but they've been on my to-test list for awhile.

    Black Aoud is very popular. I slightly prefer Moon Aoud...
  88. Re: Choose six different ingredients for your ideal perfume

    Olibanum, Elemi, Myrrh, Benzoin, Sandalwood, Ambergris
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

    PdN New York
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 25th, 2012

    SotD - Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 24th, 2012

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

    Creed Aventus
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    Re: Thoughts on Calvin Klein Eternity

    I like Eternity but sold off my bottle because it never seems to get much use in my rotation.
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    Re: Notes/Ingredients you have issues with...

    Aldehydes, like those in Chanel No 5 or Bois des Iles, smell like a cross between a dirty restroom and rotting flowers to me.

    All of Ulrich Lang's releases share a similar sweet/synthetic note...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 22, 2012

    SotD - Odin 07 Tanoke
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    Re: Purchase Gone Wrong: Encre Noire

    Old post in and old thread, but timeless advice.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 21st, 2012

    Montale Full Incense
  98. Re: It's going to be 97 degree fahrenheit today, what fragrance would you wear?

    Why stop at 15?
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    Re: Best apple based cologne?

    I'm not sure how you could get apple out of GIT. Aventus has a nice pineapple note, but no apple.

    As others mentioned, Boss Bottled/#6 is great and features apple prominently. The newer Perry...
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    Re: Summer Scent Line Ups

    Where I live, the marine layer keeps things cool until mid-July ('June Gloom'), but things heat up in August and September. Until then, I just go with whatever I want to wear. When it hits 80F, my...
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