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    Re: Best office fragrance for men in 30s and 40s

    Eau De Rochas Homme (as recently suggested here and purchased by me). Clean, zesty, well blended juice.
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    Re: Formal cologne, but not to feminine.

    +1 for
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Creed BdP (wore this at my wedding)
    +0 for
    Heritage (maybe to powdery for the OP -- but I do love it)
  3. Re: help choosing amazing office scent from Rodeo Drive district

    Who stocks this, I will certainly check it out.

    No one has mentioned Sycomore, but the comments are too good for me to miss it, so I'll be stopping at the Chanel boutique as well.
  4. help choosing amazing office scent from Rodeo Drive district

    Fellow BNers-

    I'm looking to acquire an extremely well made scent for frequent wear at my new gig.

    The office vibe in my division is rather casual (Technology) but the firm itself actually...
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    Re: Scent for golf?

    I only have some samples, but I agree that Penhaligon's Racquets would be a great call.

    Choosing from my full sized bottles, I select Guerlain Vetiver more than any other for days on the links.
    ...
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    Re: Wearing a scent to sleep?

    Let me echo those who mentioned Mugler Cologne. Despite its sharp initial presentation, it's great to go to bed by, I think because it's reminiscent of fresh laundry.

    When I want something softer...
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    Re: Which Fragrance do you use most often?

    Guerlain Vetiver, without a doubt.

    My 75ml of this is nearly gone, so I've been going to my newly acquired Vetiver Sport, quite often, too.
  8. Re: CERRUTI POUR HOMME - Anybody still loving it ?

    This is stellar juice. It's in my top five, but is further distinguished because there's nothing like it. (Note that I've not smelled R de Capucci - yet).

    I recently attended a tony black tie...
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday, 13 May 2008

    Opting for Versace L'Homme (original 80's) for my visit to the California DMV today...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, May 11, 2008

    Tuscany by Aramis
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6th of May

    Versace L'Homme.

    What a super juice!
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    Re: Fragrance Cabinet

    I understand and agree that light is the enemy of "the sacred juices".

    However two factors compensate here: 1) glass is a UV filter, so the glass front of a wine chiller should block the bad,...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Here's my collection, most of it at least. The spares and up-for-trades are in shoeboxes below this cabinet.

    http://www.tjexpress.net/images/aceymans_frags-800.jpg

    and a bigger version of...
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    Re: Fragrance Cabinet

    If I had room I'd get a medium sized wine cooler. I'm of the opinion that fridge temps (<4 deg C) are too cold for juice that has natural oils. (I cite the night I put my GIT in the fridge only to...
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    Re: Most Versatile Creed

    Depending on your prevailing climate, I'd tend to say BdP.

    For me it's always "comfortably formal" in a way that makes it never feel out of place. And, of course, the quality is off the charts.
    ...
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    Re: New Job. New Cologne.

    While Guerlain Vetiver is in my top five everyday colognes, I was hesitant to make it my pick here due to the tobacco note that some find prominent and ashen. I can barely 'get' the tobacco, only...
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    Re: New Job. New Cologne.

    Many good mentions here, so let me throw in Dunhill Edition. Readily available, affordable, a little unique, but never off-putting.

    Now that I think about it, I do believe I'll make it my SoTD.
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    Re: Francis Kurkdjian's big bag of tricks..

    A coincidental, but relevant, note since we are talking about Mr. Kurkdjian here -- tomorrow (in my time zone, at least) is 24 April which is the traditional day of remembrance of the Armenian...
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Mugler Cologne
    BdP

    About BdP -- while pricey, it's widely available, so you can use every day without fear of running out of anything but funds.

    And a hearty "amen" to...
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    Like Egoiste.. but better?

    BNers-

    I've had access to a friends Chanel Egoiste (the "Concentree") recently, and I'm a believer. Plus, it smells divine on my GF, so it certainly will get lots of wear between us.

    Before I...
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    Re: classy,deep,not to sweet winter scent

    I must second the mentions of Gucci Envy.

    For something of a twist, with more powder and more power, I'd give Oscar de la Renta's Pour Lui a whirl. Go easy at first, as this one is clearly a...
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday 19 April 2008

    SoTD: Tuscany, by Aramis

    ... my third Aramis scent in a row, I might add. Good juice with good prices(at retail, at least).
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18th April

    SotD: New West, by Aramis
    SoLN: (Scent of Last Night): Havana, by Aramis, worn to a movie screening with lots of pretty people and a few stars, as well. It's hard to stand out on a night like...
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    Re: scents that have no equal

    I am going to claim that Nino Cerruti p/h is unmatched. Maybe I'm wrong, and some BNer will cite a readily available clone that's currently available <rubs hands together wickedly>
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    Re: SotD Monday 14th April 2008

    SoTD: Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: let us find a king

    At risk of making this juice even more expensive in the wild, I nominate Havana, by Aramis.

    Amazing, unique and unequaled in my brief experience as a BNer.

    (I must go resample Kouros though; I...
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    Re: B*men question.

    B*men was my first 'real' fragrance. Nothing like A*mean whatsoever, to my nose. I think it's the rhubarb that provides what comes across as a pine-sap note. I compare it to original Polo (green)...
  28. Re: Most addictive, pull your wrist to your nose scents

    Fresh, genuine Green Irish Tweed always has me smelling my skin, particularly while the opening notes are still in force.

    This makes me realize that I really should wear it more often. Good juice.
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    Re: scents for the couch and boxer shorts

    I frequently wear the original Pierre Cardin EDC. It's well blended and lovely, but doesn't last very long on me. That's OK, because it's so affordable. Of course, using it in the evening means it...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 8 April

    SoTD- Mugler Cologne
    SoTE- to be decided
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I have a semi-vintage bottle that looks much like the one of the left side of TwoRoads photo. However my bottle has a paper label, apparently predating the use of painted/silk-screened bottles. The...
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    New West reappearance

    Ok, after the recent Nicole Miller thread (very interesting) I figured it was time to post this.

    My local Nordstrom's just got a case of Aramis New West in a couple of weeks ago. Being a top-line...
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    Re: If you could only have one scent...

    Chanel Pour Monsieur. I'd take BdP if it lasted longer; it is marvelous juice.

    Heritage would be a close second, particularly if price and availability were issues.

    I wish this were "One cool...
  34. Re: Fancy Dress Party Scent 4 tomorrow Help please Guys

    I recently attended a Hollywood red-carpet affair and I went with Chanel Pour Monsieur (not in your wardrobe), but Bois du Portugal was my runner up choice. So for you I'd go with the BdP. It's as...
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    Advice: big anniversary date fragrance

    Dear BNers-

    Tonight marks my first anniversary with my girl. I don't know what we're doing exactly, but I want to be my best, naturally.

    So, what do I wear? I won't be in a suit or tux, and...
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    Re: Today I bought...

    I just ordered the original Versace L'Homme and blindly added a 75ml bottle of Davidoff Zino while I was at it.

    Also, I must mention that I got 3 new bottles of the original Nino Cerutti pour...
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    Finest L'Occitane for men?

    I don't have much experience with the whole L'Occitane catalogue, but I confess to enjoying their positive quality/price ratio. I've decided that I'm no longer going to seek designer fragrances,...
  38. Re: What frag would you like to receive Valentine's Day? (or give)

    I'm hoping to get a bottle of Dunhill for Men (original 1934)...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 8 Feb 08

    SotD: Guerlain Vetiver (vintage juice)
    SoTE: TBD
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    Re: Rive Gauche Concern

    Anthony87 wrote, "Alcohol has roughly the same specific gravity as water"(...)

    Uh, I don't know where you got your facts, but my ten seconds of research found that ethyl alcohol (which I'm hoping...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 30 January 2008

    Pierre Cardin EDC (the poor man's BdP)
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    Re: Time for a quick TOP 5 Fragrances thread

    Today, they would be (in no specific order):

    Dunhill Edition
    Aramis Havana
    Bois du Portugal
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Aramis original
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    alternates would be: Chanel PM, Heritage, GIT
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    Re: Similar to Creed scents?

    I won't be the first to say that Pierre Cardin (the silver orb bottle) is similar to BdP, at least for the first 30 minutes of BdP; of course, the Cardin doesn't have the multi-layered drydown that...
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    Re: Whats Your Favorite Bond #9 Scent

    I found several of the Bond No. 9's to be well executed, if uninspired 'replicas' of better known fragrances from that "other perfumery" across the pond. For me, Coney Island was the most original...
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    Re: Your favorite 'Cheap Drugstore' Fragrance

    Gravity, by Coty. I've seen this at Target and Sears. The drydown can become metallic on some skin, but the top and middle notes are fresh and rich -- imagine a mix between GIT and Havana... I'm...
  46. Thread: Chergui

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    Re: Chergui

    As far as prices go, for us USA folk, the weakening dollar means that prices are going to trend up for us, as most every thing is priced against the EUR. I don't know much about the fashion/frag...
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    Favorite 80's designer "power" frags...?

    Due in large part to my age, I seem to have a fancy for scents that were designed in the 1980's and that are big, but well blended, and with distinct "power".

    A great thing about these is that so...
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    Re: SotD - Monday 10 December 2007

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (vintage euro juice)

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    conditions: 17c, dry, sunny
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    Re: SotD - Monday 03 Dec 07

    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage juice c.1996)

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    conditions: 19c day, 8c eve, dry, sunny
  50. Thread: $75

    by AceyMan
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    Re: $75

    For $75 USD (the poster is from Mexico, so I'm not assuming EU dollar), I'd get a medium bottle (75ml) of something from Creed at one of our reputable online discounters. Several of the Creeds are...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Extreme

    I love original GV (new juice, never sniffed the original), and in it's case the tobacco (ash?) note doesn't bother me, although I detect it persistently and can see why some hate it.

    My...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 2 Nov 07

    I chose Green Irish Tweed (2007 juice) for my dental appointment today.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th of October

    Creed's Green Irish Tweed (nice, fresh 2007 bottle)
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    Re: Snatched myself some B*Men!

    I love B*Men. I get a resinous, pine-tree quality that really lasts and is definitely unique. (Nothing like the pine accord in original Polo green, mind you).

    I wore this on a very special day...
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    Re: Easy-on-the-Wallet Gems

    The 30ml of Versace L'Homme is always less than $20 USD at the e-tailers that stock it. One of the better mens designer frags from the early 1980s, IMHO.
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    Re: SotD - Monday 29 Oct 07

    Feeling dandy in my Guerlain Heritage EDT today.
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    Re: What is your favorite creed Fragrance?

    I have Green Irish Tweed (2007 stock from Neiman's). Amazing stuff, it smells nearly alive, the component notes are so vibrant. So, yes, I love it.

    I hit the Creed counter last week to see what...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26 October

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (vintage, non-concentree)
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    Re: Sotd Monday 22 October 2007

    First cool, rainy day of fall, so it earned my first public wearing of YSL M7. I've loved it all day -- good stuff.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 21 October

    Versace Black Jeans (new buy, I'm quite liking this one!)
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    Re: Just bought Unforgivable.....

    I got a 50ml of UF for $20 at Goody's. I find it to be a pleasant composition, but I can only wish that it were more like it's parent scent, MI. I don't have MI, only GIT, but the quality of the...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 18 Oct 07

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 17 Oct 07

    Vc&a Ph
  64. Re: If you dont already own it; stop what u are doing and go buy Rive Gauche pour Hom

    For you YSL RG lovers I suggest you try to get a whiff of Versace Black Jeans. I just got a 75ml, and it shares much with RG, but has a note or two that make it more complex. My vernacular isn't...
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    Re: Does Your Neck Burn????

    As I get older, I get more cautious as well. As a result part of my morning routine always includes either SP15 lotion or SP30 fragrance free sunblock on my face, my neck, both front and back, and...
  66. if you could bring one bottle back from Paris...

    BNers-

    I've got a "friend" heading for a short trip to Paris this week. They will be staying in the opera district and is there mainly to see the Louvre, etc. However if I'm very persuasive I...
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    Re: Good Everyday Cologne for a 18 Year Old?

    I'm far removed from 18, but in any case I'd say Envy is such a lush oriental that it won't work for everyday. Maybe "everyday in cooler weather that I want to chase women", but if that's not the...
  68. Re: If you had to go through life with just three fragrances...

    Great question, I feel, since the "average" fashionable gentleman might actually have three fragrances in his wardrobe. Of course, Basenoters are in no way average, so for us this is a fantastic...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 13 Oct 07

    Guerlain Vetiver with a layer of Demeter Dirt over (first try at this combo)
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    Re: Gents, get those frags in the fridge!

    As a solution composed sometimes of natural oils, good fragrances would seem to 'prefer' to be kept in a cool (10c) environment. I'm of the opinion that a dedicated wine cooler, which typically...
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 October

    Heritage EDT
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    Conditions: cool morning and evening (8c),
    warmer and sunny all day (24c)
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    Re: Today I bought (October 2007)

    I have been holding back, but did a bit of research on the forums the other day and went with three blind buys: two for me and one for my lady. For me,

    Versace's Black Jeans
    Paloma Picasso's...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 6 Oct. 07

    YSL Live Jazz
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    conditions: sunny, warm (28c), muggy
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 4 Oct. 07

    YSL Rive Gauche pour homme (Foetidus scent-twin)
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 26th Sept. 07

    Montana Parfum d'Homme (red box)
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 25th Sept. 07

    GIT (authentic 2007 stock from Neiman's)
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    Re: Havana | Quorum

    I have to disagree with the replies here -- I find Quorum to be made up of several of the basenotes in Havana. I already had Havana, and when I got Quorum, it struck me how much it shares.

    No -...
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    Re: Is it safe to get Creed on ebay.com?

    eBay and Creed is a tricky mix. Search the boards and you'll find a wealth of information. Your best bet is to go with an e-tailer that occasionally has Creed's, but the freshness will likely not...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12 June

    Dunhill Edition

    My first wearing and I'm already in love. I think it will be a year round staple.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8 June

    Bulgari pour homme Extreme (very warm and muggy today)
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Mugler Cologne
    Gucci Pour Homme
    Aramis Havana
    Terre d'Hermes
  82. Re: L'Artisan Vetiver -- available or discontinued?

    ajmc- thanks for the info.

    Maybe I did the next best thing by asking for the L'Eau D'Artisan as my birthday gift. I was having so much fun at the shoppe and forgot to bring my BN notes that I...
  83. L'Artisan Vetiver -- available or discontinued?

    BNers-

    I'm a huge fan of the great vetivers and find that L'Artisan's version is widely acclaimed. But I cannot find it! I was at a great boutique in LA this weekend and they had the whole...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7 June

    Guerlain Heritage.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28 May

    Cool Water Deep (nice scent, zero longevity.. a shame)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 24 May

    Chanel PM
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, May 19

    Mugler's B*Men
    It's been a long time since i wore this, but it is a fave. It's a little warm for the rich gourmandness of this one, but I'm staying inside.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 May

    YSL Rive Gauche pour homme
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, 15 May 2007

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 May

    Boucheron pour homme EDP
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11 May

    Bvlgari pour Homme Extreme
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 May

    Gucci Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 9 May

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3 May

    Paco Rabanne XS ... great juice. I pick up something in it that Aramis Havana has... really loving this one.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 May

    KiatBkk is my scent twin -- Gucci Pour Homme for me, too!
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    Re: How risky is a blind buy of Rive Gauche?

    I bought Rive Gauche blind, and am glad I did. When people say "barbershop smell", they aren't kidding. It has a subtle dustiness in the heart notes that is understated and manly.

    I wore it...
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    Re: SotD, Monday April 30.

    TdH
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28 April

    SOTM: Mugler Cologne (while mowing yard)
    SOTN(noon): Guerlain Heritage (a tad warm for Heritage, but I went easy on it)
    SOTE: unsure, may layer Kors's Michael for Men over the Heritage....
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    Re: SOTD - Friday 27 April 2007

    It's my colleague and mentor's last day at work, so I'm going with my comfortable staple - Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26 April

    Mugler Cologne
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