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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    It's a good thing he's got that extra sample of Opus 1870 to use when his bottle runs out.
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    My 5 favorite warm-spicy frags are:

    Tabac Rouge
    Puredistance Black
    Side Effect
    Egoiste
    Royal Oud

    Creed Spice & Wood and Divine L'Homme Sage are also very nice.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    never mind
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    Re: Equipage Geranium Owners :)

    There's a definitely a thread on that topic exactly if you search around. And absolutely--you should not spray anything on until at least 10 minutes out of the shower if possible. Your skin will eat...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    I still love this one, and every year it manages to inch up my "TOP" list a little bit more. It's around #5 right now. A really great, somewhat underappreciated Creed.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    :cheesy:

    Was Tabac Rouge in that group of samples you recently bought?
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    Re: Help me put together a Christmas list!

    A few less expensive options you might like (based on what I can garner from your list):

    Jaipur Homme EDT
    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense (it smells nothing like regular Amber Pour Homme)
    ...
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    Those 20 mL's should last you a very long time. I think I've used about 12 over 5 or 6 years.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    Noted.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    They're definitely similar. I always thought of TR as a more refined TV, with a bit more complexity and more going on, more refinement, and less of a bombastic approach.
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    Re: Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    Foul language?

    "Damn"

    Are you serious?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Great news.

    How do you like the new bottle style?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Jeke, Ore, and Baque are on their way....

    Still no word from LS regarding Norne, which I ordered at least 10 days ago.
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    Re: Equipage Geranium Owners :)

    My sprayer is fine. It sprays well, in fact and is easy to spray. Also, it performs well. Lasts a solid 4 to 6 on skin and forever on fabric. Also projects at about a 7 out of 10.

    Where I find...
  15. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Dzing was a trick question, just me messing around.

    Not sure if you read the instructions completely or not (most don't), but if you're on a computer (not a phone) and you highlight the blank...
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    Tabac Rouge.......Damn This Is Good Stuff

    I know, I know...this isn't a newsflash or anything for many of you vets around here, but it certainly can't hurt to recognize it every now and then.

    I've had a bottle of Tabac Rouge since...
  17. Re: A question about Haitian Vetiver (performance)?

    When I owned Haitian Vetiver I wore it quite a bit, so I feel I have a pretty good grasp on its performance. I would describe its performance as "average." A 5 out of 10. With about one hour of...
  18. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Up for the new members who joined post 2016.


    Answers to the acronyms are written in white below each section/group of acronyms, so you can’t see them at first. If you highlight that space (as...
  19. Re: What kind of man can pull off Dior Homme Intense?

    Any man, really. As long as you’re not sloppy looking you should be fine.
  20. Re: Akro's 'Awake' is the best gourmand & coffee scent on the market

    Thanks Wilfred, I’d like to try this one now. I’ve been reading up on it after seeing this thread and it sounds at the least, interesting, and possibly pretty great.

    Nice write up.
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Rip
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    +1 This is a really nice one, and it's easy to wear. It doesn't contain that typical Montale rose/oud combination which dominate many of their scents either, so if you tend to dislike Montale...
  23. Poll: Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon vs Versace Dylan Blue

    Carbon
  24. Thread: Egoiste?

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    Re: Egoiste?

    +1

    I see DHI as a bit more casual, Egoiste a bit more dressy. Both are very good.
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    The way I look at it, you can make TWO. One that applies only to this very moment, and whatever happen to be your favorite 30 at the time you make the list, and another one of your 30 favorite of all...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    This is my current Top 30. I don't think it's anything close to a "definitive" Top 30, and I'm sure some of you will be wondering why certain fragrances are on the list, but it's a list of my 30...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    About 85 not counting all the unopened bottles I have stashed away. Of those 80 I hope to have 35 sold by December.

    I hope I can answer this question on January first and say, exactly 48. And I...
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    Re: Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    Sycomore

    If there is citrus, it’s negligible. Sycomore is my favorite pure Vetiver, although the current formulation pales in comparison to the original. I haven’t smelled it in about 5 years. I...
  29. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    Weird question. I’ve never thought about it.

    I would think only if there’s some kind of “who has the biggest collection” contest going on. Otherwise, who cares? Honor system.
  30. Re: Two Newest Manceras - Deep Forest and Silver Blue!

    Both look pretty interesting, Deep Forest in particular. I'm looking forward to trying these.

    Thanks for the info!
  31. Re: Best long-lasting high-end luxury niche citrus?

    Xerjoff Nio
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    +1

    A much better option, in my opinion.

    What I would love to smell, ultimately, is something with the bright, crisp conifers and fir balsams of Itasca combined with the icy cold feeling that's...
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    Oh, so it's the same thing as the Elysium Cologne? Okay, I get it.

    I thought that was a straight up cologne, didn't realize it was a "parfum cologne." In that case, I agree, because I owned the...
  34. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Dior Homme Sport 2008: Grapefruit, Ginger , and lemon, a mixture of tart and sweet with an aquatic, watery finish.

    Pomelo Paradise: the best and most realistic pure grapefruit I’ve encountered
    ...
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    Re: Roja Parfum Colognes

    I’d like to see how Elysium turns out.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDP or Homme L'Eau Boisee

    Homme is not similar to the Ideal line.

    I was going to recommend the Homme EDP, as I like it more, but I noticed you said you like Cologne because it has a nice citrus pepper thing going on and...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    OP, I’m wondering:

    You said you’ve been into fragrances for 20 years. Of your top 30, are most of them scents that have been there for a good while (let’s say 2 or 3 years at least)? Are there any...
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    Re: Top 30 Fragrances of All Time

    I highlighted the two that are also in my top 30.
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    Re: NEW Andy Tauer L'Air des Alpes Suisses

    It could be possible I'm mistaking another prominent note for cloves, something which has similar effect, aromatic but sort of a spicy aromatic note. It doesn't seem like the fir balsam note to me...
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    Re: Amber Sultan, Amber 114, or Grand Soir

    There are so many ways to go with “amber” fragrances. I spent a good year or two exploring them and there are many good ones, so it helps to sort of narrow it down. Do you want dark, smoky resinous...
  41. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    The more I read about this the more I'm convinced I would like it, and that it may be one of PdM's best. I see a bottle on the horizon. Thanks for all the great descriptions.
  42. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    I think we both have the same issue with Ombré Noire, just put it in different terms. You describe it as “not adding up to anything very vivid” or feeling “unfinished,” while I describe it as “cold”...
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    Re: Sometimes the 2nd try is magical

    Recently with Initio Side Effect. After getting my bottle I quickly sampled it and thought, “that’s nice,” but nothing more, then a couple days later I wore it out for dinner, drinks, and a movie,...
  44. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    I really have to start paying better attention....

    DHI then. I still like the Dia Man recommendation as well.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Regarding Norne. You guys are probably right. I've been skimming these threads and little instagram clips here and there and possibly drew the wrong conclusion. However, I'm certain that I had heard...
  46. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    Dia Man is a nice suggestion.
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Sold: Sartorial, Explorer, LUI, Sedley, New Musk Man, Minty Man, Play Intense

    Netto = -25

    Bought: Ombre Noire, Initio Rehab

    Current Netto = -23
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    https://piimages.parfumo.de/8/7/105353_c57ab5cd965dfdfbab34b691cc64c143_rehab.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Jeke will probably sell out next, followed later (possibly) by Baque and Ore, but these two may take a while. Baque has had it's fair share of releases and time on the market, and in general it...
  50. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    +1 Prada L'Homme

    Of the three you mentioned, DHI, but I think the Prada is a better choice for daily wear in a professional setting. It's a bit lighter and more discreet than DHI. I enjoy DHI...
  51. Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    Happens to me ALL the time. And this has gone on for years.

    I'm still not sure what the reason is, but I'm convinced that most fragrances smell much better (stronger, more depth, vibrancy,...
  52. Re: Burberry London for Men - thoughts on Performance

    One of the greatest openings to any scent ever, which also persists for a decent amount of time (about 45 minutes), followed by a decent spicy woods heart. It's been a while since I've used London,...
  53. Re: Conquering Fragrancenet: A Guide to Navigating The Biggest Discounter You Love to Hate

    That's right. You guys don't need to worry about CODES. Ever. I explained this way back on page 1 but in case anybody missed it....instructions above, and below.

    All you have to do is a simple...
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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    Zirh Corduroy
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    So I finally sniffed it.

    7/10

    Nice opening that lasts about 5 minutes but smells great.

    Harsh chemical scratchy woods that takeover for the next half hour.

    A pleasant but somewhat boring...
  56. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Wearing Ombré Noire at the moment, also watching this GREAT game.
  57. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    Well...it doesn't smell like either of course, but in terms of approach I would probably push it more to the Encre Noire side, and I don't think this is because I'm being subconsciously influenced by...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Sauvage Very Cool Spray

    It was extremely humid, and I do actually find that this stuff has a 'cool' aura about it, and I thought it might work well and provide a little relief from the humidity....
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Hey techt, I notice you're around 40 bottles right now but I seem to remember you posting frequently in the "Today I Bought" thread. Did you purge at some point or am I thinking of someone else?
  60. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    I ended up getting Ombre Noire. It may look like the Frapin on paper, but it doesn't smell like it. If you were considering one or the other it might be worth it to sample both.

    There's a stage...
  61. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    Hey...

    The BEST Terre d'Hermes clone is a very unknown fragrance called Mila Schone Uomo. It basically smells exactly like TdH. You can kind of tell that it's not quite as good, but it's a...
  62. Re: What're the absolute best clones/alternatives?

    nevermind....I didn't read your thread before i answered
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    Re: Bond No. 9 New Haarlem.

    Well, I guess you gotta wait. What a strange email!


    In the meantime, you can get yourself a bottle of Michael Jordan Legend for $15 or Rochas Man for $25. Both are great NH substitutes. I...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Excellent!

    I'm all about the purge these days. In two years I've gone from 350 bottles to 85. Now I'm working on these last 40 which I should be able to unload by December.

    Just watch you...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Got a few bottles off the Slumberhouse site and I'm taking a wild shot for Norne at Luckyscent, hoping they stick to their Nov.5 and 15th promises.


    I'm so torn about these new bottles: On...
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Well, I guess you had the right idea in mind...

    Hello, I am new to the forums, but occasionally will look on them through google. I wanted to get some new colognes, and I had my friend let me...
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    Re: Dior packaging

    Good question.

    The first time I saw the bee was in the inside of a Sauvage cap, from a bottle which I purchased from Dior the day it was released. The bee may have been on the top of the cap...I...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    This is basically how I feel though I've also seen some of the videos where he wasn't really at his best (maybe lack of sleep or something) so I view him with a bit more humor. But he's harmless...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It seems like there will be plenty, but you have to go through the other retailers as opposed to his own site. He probably gave them extra bottles of Norne since it's a best seller.

    He's also...
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    Re: has anyone ever smelled surfboard wax?

    S-Perfume by Alberto Morillas was designed to smell like surboard wax. He used the same formula in Oxymus by A Lab on Fire, so you should find it there as well.
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    Re: How to wear Bleu de Chanel EDT?

    I never worry about that stuff.

    I think 3 or 4 sprays around your chest and neck area (under clothes where possible) and you'll be fine with whatever deodorant/shampoo you're using.
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    Re: Favorite Perfumer

    Olivier Polge has made Bleu Parfum, Dior Homme, and The One EDP, 3 fragrances I love. I also enjoy Invictus and Spicebomb quite a bit. But his father’s no slouch either, and made the original Bleu,...
  73. Re: Which classic Guerlain fragrances are best for work?

    I don’t know about that list and safe for work, especially for a guy....most are women’s fragrances. But I think L’Homme Ideal EDP would be alright.

    The Guerlain Homme line is probably your best...
  74. Re: Habit Rouge, Heritage, L´Instant or Egoiste

    Egoiste
  75. Poll: Re: Opinions - Prada Amber vs ADP Colonia Essenza vs Invictus Aqua 2018? Quantity or Quality?

    Yes, I agree that they smell very different. For me, they create the same effect through different smells. Both give you that pristine, clean , freshly groomed appeal. I don't think you'd be...
  76. Re: MUST-SELL PRICES! Chanel, Tauer, Marly, Frapin, Mancera, Polo...and MORE! LAST WEEK!!!

    UPDATED for 10/28

    Reduced Prices, Cleared Sold Items
  77. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    Indeed. They’re a classy outfit!
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Of course, but I think they’re just trying to give him less expensive options. I happen to think Explorer is an excellent Aventus budget alternative.

    I don’t find CB too similar or inexpensive...
  79. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    Many of the Laliques, the Guerlain's, and Caron’s.
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    Re: Anyone tried Joop Homme Wild?

    I had a bottle of this I just stumbled across recently....I kind of like it. I didn’t go crazy on the sprays, just a couple light ones, and it started off in that sweet bubblegum vein like Invictus...
  81. Poll: Re: Opinions - Prada Amber vs ADP Colonia Essenza vs Invictus Aqua 2018? Quantity or Quality?

    I’m just curious, have you ever tried Prada L’Homme? It’s one that I’d recommend over those other three but can also imagine you really liking because of the fact that you like those other three?
    ...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    I haven’t. I was just checking out Portrayal yesterday, considering a sample. How is it?
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    I kind of like your idea of when you find something you really love (even if just momentarily) you just ditch everything else. It really allows you to make room to enjoy that temporary infatuation...
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    I'm not sure the distinction between collecting and hoarding is very clear all the time. I think of "collecting" as some sort of investment with a particular purpose in mind, whereas hoarding is just...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.48063.jpg
  86. Re: Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    Unfortunately out of stock right now.

    Either way speckmann, I might just make a blind buy off Fragrancex, so if I don't like it...you'll know where to find it for cheap soon enough. ;)
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    I really like several of the choices in this poll, but for the fall my vote goes to TdH Parfum. It's a great fragrance and it's the perfect time of year for it.
  88. Your Current Thoughts on Lalique Ombre Noire?

    I haven't tried this yet, but I'm interested in it. I'm certain that it's not a bad fragrance, but I know very little about it.


    I'm curious to hear what those of you who've actually worn or...
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    This week it's:

    Terre d'Hermes
    Egoiste
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Invasion Barbare
    YSL Tuxedo tied w/Prada L'Homme

    Next week it could be very different.
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    Re: Which Mancera do you Recommend me

    I don't know....

    If you're "looking for a citrus scent like Armani" I don't think any of the fragrances you suggested are a good match. You may want to look toward another house if that's really...
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    Re: Oh what to wear, what to wear???

    I'd suggest Herod or Reflection Man. (But you've probably gone already at this point.)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I had always thought Jeke was going to be a challenging scent based on what I'd heard about it, but upon trying it I've found it to be one of the easiest, most immediately likable additions to the...
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is good

    But aren't most people who are bringing it up in this specific thread saying that they DON'T think it smells like Sauvage? Kind of strange to get annoyed about it then, no? We're just reinforcing...
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    +1 I like this suggestion for the OP.
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Frapin The Orchid Man
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    Re: Prada Luna Rossa Carbon is good

    I agree. And I do NOT get the Sauvage connection that everyone seems to notice. I don't think they smell remotely alike. There's the obvious ambroxan connection, but other than that...

    Carbon...
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    I'm sorry to hear the newer stuff's not up to snuff. I have a bottle from 2012 and it's excellent. It's one of my favorite fragrances of all time. Indeed, one of its qualities that places it among...
  98. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    That's pretty damn horsey!


    OP, are you familiar with Horseball Extreme Horseball...by Horseball?

    Not niche, but quite equestrian in theme if I do say so myself.
  99. Re: If you wear by season, what do you wear in 50 to 65 degree weather

    Prada L’Homme
    Dior Homme
    Terre d’Hermes
    Bleu Parfum
    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
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    Re: Creed Maxaroma

    Return it.

    It’s not a $15 bottle of cologne. You paid a lot of money for a “luxury” item whose packaging (bottle, cap, box, etc.) is half of the allure. It’s condition should be impeccable. It’s...
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