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  1. Re: BMen available for very low price - good idea to buy?

    What do you mean by grey market? This is at a large nationwide chain of stores, Shoppers Drug Mart, where I saw this, I would think for sure that they would only sell genuine stuff.
  2. Re: BMen available for very low price - good idea to buy?

    thank you for your posts so far, here is another small question though.

    People say that fragrances over time will start to go bad, but will a fragrance that is in a sealed package last pretty much...
  3. BMen available for very low price - good idea to buy?

    I noticed at a local grocery store here, they have 50ml bottles of Bmen on final clearence sale for only 19.99 each! And keep in mind this is Canada where fragrances probably on average cost at...
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    Re: Gucci Envy - a good blind buy?

    Envy has always struck me as a sort of fragrance that I can't think of someone who could actively say they dislike it. In many ways it reminds me of some pretty basic drugstore scent you've known...
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    Re: Best Source to Buy Creed

    This is a good point, how can you ever know about what the bottle of perfume you've bought has been through?

    I mean apparantly light is terrible for fragrance. But you go to the department store...
  6. Re: Have scents given away your identity before?

    I wear Le Male to the club and the girls I know could close their eyes and know for sure it was their favourite playboy.
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    Re: spring/summer scent

    I've always thought that L'eau d'issey is one of the worst perfumes out there. It smells like poison.

    M7 fresh is quite nice.

    I've always thought that the nicest smelling warm weather perfume...
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    Re: top 3 most OVERRATED scents.

    Among the general public I think basically just the common top sellers which everyone touts as simply amazing, the armani ones, Dolce and Gabanna pour homme, Lacoste stuff. They are all basic fresh...
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    Re: Fragrancenet

    I thought you can't ship cologne cross border because it contains alcohol and is considered a "dangerous good" due to being flammable or something along those lines?
  10. Is B-Men by Mugler discontinued and hard to find now?

    I ask this, because, I thought I had read it is discontinued, but today I was at a local grocery store which is kind of an upscale one with a cosmetic section as well, and they had a whole bunch of...
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    Re: greenpeace vs basenotes!

    Noooo you didn't read what I wrote. I said it reminded me of a pervious thread in which people were talking about using fragrance on little children.

    In response to other replies, ultimately...
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    Re: greenpeace vs basenotes!

    2004 - a joint Swedish-Danish research team found a very strong link between allergies in children and the phthalates DEHP and BBzP.

    2004 - On the other hand, a study by Children's National...
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    Re: greenpeace vs basenotes!

    Oh yeah, I've seen this alright. There's no doubt that a big chunk of our favourite fragrances are in actuality a wonderful concoction of highly toxic, carcinogenic and otherwise unhealthy...
  14. Re: Yves St Laurent product line...the cupboards were bare

    Yep, I live in the Toronto area and aside from a few spots YSL fragrances are non-existant. Walmart has Opium Edt, Department stores usually have YSL PH, sometimes you see Kouros or Rive Gauche in...
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    Re: How do you pronounce Rochas?

    I think it would be Ro-shazz - with the French R you say in the back of your throat.

    Air-mezz/mayz

    Just pick up one of the learn to speak French books and read the first chapter on...
  16. Re: Has this ever happened to you? Version 2

    Definitely I have, all the time actually in the testing I've done. There's this girl that lives just a couple houses down from me. We hang out the odd time. I've had her test a bunch. I'll ask my...
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you?

    I'm going by Canadian dollar prices I've seen, which will be higher, so that's the reason for the higher figures. Either way, it's still several times higher in most cases, it varies of course.
    ...
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    Re: Help to add few more to my winter wardrobe

    You really should go out and test stuff. I've learned really quick that if I were to buy based upon the popular reviews here, I'd end up with a lot of fragrances I hated. Unless you live way out in...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like tea?

    Yang, Bvlgari PH are two that I can think of if you like tea. Neither one is overly expensive.
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you?

    See that doesn't make any sense though. What does "artistic" smell like?

    Something like Daim Blonde maybe? I'm supposed to be amazed by it because it has such wonderful ingredients and is such...
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    Re: Thinking of buying Bulgari Black but.....

    He's in Canada though.

    Bringing stuff across the border is terribly hit or miss.

    $65 seems about right, I live in the Toronto area and Bvlgair Black seems really rare, you barely see it...
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    Re: Has this ever happened to you?

    I'd say that in an overwhelming majority of cases, only people who could be described as fragrance connoisseurs can get a higher level of appreciation from expensive niche fragrances vs. nice...
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    Re: What would Will Ferrell wear?

    These questions are pretty wasteful.
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    Re: Any good fragrance-free after shave?

    I use the Nivea for Men Sensitive Aftershave Balm in the white bottle. It just has the smell of the lotion really, not some added fragrance that is going to stay with you for a long time.
  25. Thread: Pi EDP

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    Re: Pi EDP

    Wow I can't imagine a Pi EDP. The EdT is so terribly strong and thick it makes my stomach twist and turn for the two and a half days it lasts after spraying it on my hand lol.

    I never even knew...
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    Re: Longevity is not that important to me!

    Well, I don't think 4 hours is poor longevity. I don't think you'd find very many people who will pass on a fragrance they really like because it only lasts for 4 hours. It just becomes a problem...
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    Re: Much hyped frags revisited.

    Well, basically all the YSL frags which everybody goes nuts over here, M7, Rive Gauche, Opium. M7 was the first one I tried a lot, bought a decant of it. Well, though I'd rate it as the best of the...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Not a fan of it myself, but I know a lot of you guys like it. - I saw 125 ml bottles of Rive Gauche PH at Walmart for only 19.99. They had tons.
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    Re: I know they know no better but...

    Well, that's what happens when you take a group of males that are mostly in the age range of 15-25 and give them a forum to speak anonymously.

    Very little of it is genuine. It's just young guys...
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    Re: I know they know no better but...

    I mean all I'm trying to say ultimately is that something like this is worth a chuckle at best for the fact that these guys have such a predictable list of favourite fragrances.

    I mean I find it...
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    Re: Gucci Envy... a modern-day Old Spice?

    I remember thinking this the first time I bought Envy. It does have an aspect to it which mirrors the cheaper sort of Old Spice drugstore cologne.

    Comparing them side by side though, you notice...
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    Re: I know they know no better but...

    Oh I'm not defending the BB.com misc guys. It's just a whole forum of children.

    The main thing is just that with respect to fragrance, these guys represent the opinions of your average person. ...
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    Re: I know they know no better but...

    You guys need to realize that probably at least 60% of the guys on the bodybuilding.com Misc section board don't even work out.

    Bodybuilding.com forums are in the top 50 for largest in the world. ...
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    Re: Top Selling Fragrances

    I remember seeing some site which had lists for USA, Europe, and individual countries within Europe, but it stopped listing after 2003 I think.

    Acqua Di Gio, Unforgiveable, Armani Code, Cool...
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    Re: Bulgari Black vs. Armani Code

    Both are pretty good, if I had to pick one though I prefer Armani Code.
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    Re: Top 10 least favourite frags

    Not sure I can come up with 10, but as for fragrances which I am not just unimpressed with, but genuinely dislike -

    1. Kouros - The one frag I've ever tested that literally made me gag. Smells...
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    Re: Young children & fragrance

    Lol well you must understand there is a difference between the effects of X substance on an 18 month old baby and a fully grown adult. Young children are in a critical stage of development and...
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    Re: Best purchase this year?

    Gucci Envy I'd say. At first I wasn't so impressed with it, but as I sampled it my appreciation grew and I really love it now, one of the best.
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    Re: Young children & fragrance

    Aromatherapy?

    Just think about this. Most popular colognes are made of a patchwork of various chemicals, many of which are undoubtedly toxic, carcinogenic, etc. The jury is out on whether or not...
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    Re: AMen and Very Irresistible

    A*Men isn't bad, I just don't find it to be practical. Even the smallest application I can see being brutally cloying to those around you in many circumstances.

    It's such a thick, potent scent. ...
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    Re: Young children & fragrance

    Are you serious lol? That just sounds rediculous to me.

    It's like those mothers who start putting makeup and whatnot on their daughters when they're 4 years old.
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    Re: House Haters

    Do you refuse to take Aspirin? or if you were sick not use a pharamceutical drug by Merck? do you refuse to ride in any Mercedes, BMW, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep (all German owned), Volkswagen etc. etc....
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    Re: Some news for Armani fragrances' fans

    Hopefully it's actually something new and not just another slightly altered derivative of something that already exists.

    I won't be surprised though if it's something like Armani Code Night.
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    Re: Marshalls opens up the YSL vault - YSL PH

    I'm in the minority on this it seems, but I think YSL is just terribly overrated on this board.
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    Re: Piece of advice

    haha I know, sometimes the drydown three days in is where the scent reaches it's perfection lol.

    I've done it so many times. I put the testers in my pocket and then leave them on the seat in my...
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    Re: Should I try a Creed scent?

    Well, you can buy Creed scents if you find something that interests you among them.

    I don't see it as making that much sense to jump into buying niche fragrances simply because you want something...
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    Re: Does anyone actually like Fahrenheit?

    I've been constantly leaning from one side to the other on Fahrenheit. I wouldn't say I've found a real liking for it, but I find it to be one of the most intriguing scents in existence. Nothing...
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    Re: Which nasty stinker to buy?

    Dolce & Gabbana By Man
  49. Thread: Fiery!

    by acehimself
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    Re: Fiery!

    Fahrenheit
  50. Thread: Blind Buys

    by acehimself
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    Re: Blind Buys

    Oh I know what you mean man. I think it's easy to fall into the trap of getting more enjoyment out of actually building your collection than the fragrances themselves.

    I use this site and reviews...
  51. Thread: Blind Buys

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    Re: Blind Buys

    Yeah definitely. Well, my opinion is, at least for those of us living in urban areas in developed countries, there's really no excuse to buy a designer fragrance without taking the opportunity to...
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    Re: Hi guys, your opinions please...

    haha I haven't been on here that long, but I've learned a ton in that short while. However - it's all been to do with male fragrances.

    In all honesty, I don't think there's a single female...
  53. Thread: Blind Buys

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    Re: Blind Buys

    I'll stick to what I've said before, there's no such thing as a safe blind buy. Every single fragrance in existance has some people who love it and some people who absolutely hate it.

    There are...
  54. Re: lame OS (old spice update) sample arrived!

    Well I don't think Old Spice markets itself as such. If a person is going to buy a bottle of Old Spice they don't really need to test it numerous times to make sure they don't regret the eight...
  55. Re: Looking for scent for someone thats not into cologne

    I've recently really grown fond of Davidoff Echo as a great scent for those days when I don't want to wear something more noticeable and distinct.

    It's very nice, plain, fresh, and it has a very...
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    Re: Finally Tried Gaultier˛

    I found that it is quite sweet upon initial application but when it dries down it's the musk which creates the intrigue within this fragrance, at least for me. I could never see myself wearing it,...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    I just wanted to post a little something very interesting I found today.

    Today however, I was at the Shoppers on Erin Mills Pkwy. and Burnhamthorpe at the South Common Mall in Mississauga and I...
  58. Re: What do you wear when you can't decide what to wear?

    I didn't like it so much at first, but Davidoff Echo is really growing on me for this purpose. I'm starting to see it as the perfect sort of just plain, inoffensive, fresh, pleasent scent which...
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    Re: Theirry Mugler Cologne. Opinions Please

    I've sampled it a few times at the store and unfortunately I really didn't find it appealing at all. It's just a very weird soapy aroma. It smells clean enough and I don't see it offending anyone,...
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    Re: Your opinions about Perry Ellis 360 Black

    I really, really like this one. It smells great. Shortcoming though? For me the longevity is quite weak. After a couple of hours it's barely perceptible even with a pretty generous application. ...
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    Re: Niche Houses?

    I would guess it depends on how deeply you want to get involved with this. I'm pretty satisfied with having a reletively small wardrobe made up of various designer fragrances that aren't overly...
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    Re: I'm mad,angry,sad,etc......

    I'm not sure at all what costs or profit margins are.

    I would guess the profit margins are much higher with the bigger name brands such as Armani. Armani as an example has a clear advantage over...
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    Re: I'm mad,angry,sad,etc......

    Well, it all comes down to economics.

    All these companies didn't decide to use more cost effective ingredients out of spite. They have highly experienced people working who are able to determine...
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    Re: Very Irrésistible for Men

    I quite liked this stuff actually when testing it. I'm looking to add one more fragrance to my collection before winter. I'm considering buying this maybe. I've been having a hard time finding...
  65. Re: Whats your best head turning scent for day......

    Everyone hates it on here, but without a doubt in my experience the cologne I've received most compliments on is Le Male.

    Applied reasonably, it's easily right at the top among my favourites and...
  66. Poll: Re: THE MAIN reason for you to wear fragrances?

    Wearing a nice cologne for me is just kinda part of crafting an image. Depending on various factors, whichever cologne I decide to wear will hopefully evoke a positive response from the people I...
  67. What's a nice "as close to plain musk" designer scent?

    I'm looking at buying a fragrance which is a nice musk without a huge number of other notes influencing the fragrance.

    Also one of the main criteria is that it be something that is designer, or...
  68. Re: Just a quick question that I need someone to answer.

    Well yeah, obviously if a fragrance company is using a specifically patented ingredient in it's product others can't just rip it off.

    However, simply producing a fragrance that is designed to...
  69. Re: Just a quick question that I need someone to answer.

    Well, that's the thing about international trade. Patents in country X don't necessarily apply in country Y. There are laws around this. If a company has a patent on a certain product and an...
  70. Re: Just a quick question that I need someone to answer.

    Well, anything to do with designer fashion companies or companies producing luxury goods carries with it very elitest notions.

    If I buy a pair of jeans from Old Navy, they're cheap and of average...
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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    I don't understand at all how you guys think he could do a paper on this kind of thing. We've established that next to no academic literature whatsoever exists on this subject. Any texts that exist...
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    Re: What would Brian Boitano wear?

    Classic Match Polo Blue
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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    hahahahaah i love it.

    dathrilla, there you have your topic. Issue solved.
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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    Excess of information on this? Of course you can gather enough information on anything, but it depends on what lengths you're willing to go to. I just honestly can't see where you have this wealth...
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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    Just to add something, did you even look at that link you posted? That's a site containing someone's private collection of vintage books on the subject. Most of the books on there are from over a...
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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    Oh I'm not saying that books don't exist. I'm just saying that I think you'd be unlikely to find very many from a local library or anything like that. If you're willing to go out and purchase half...
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    Re: Paper on Fragrances

    Don't they want you to argue something for your academic papers?

    I mean, something like "The evolution of fragrances from yesterday to today" would be a nice topic for a magazine article, but...
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    Re: Overseas ordering from European stores

    Apparantly, though don't quote me on it, I've read some threads on here to the effect that recently it's a rediculous pain to order fragrances from abroad into Canada because colognes are flammable...
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    Re: Are Acqua di Gio sales starting to slump?

    AdG I would guess to still be up there with no signs of leaving. It's exactly the perfect scent for North American guys. Fresh is what people want. It's a very nice, safe, generic smell. Plus...
  80. Thread: Sex Appeal

    by acehimself
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    Re: Sex Appeal

    Well, every single fragrance that has sold more than one bottle since being introduced attracted people.


    If you're made out of metal, Gaultier2 will attract you better than any other I can think...
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    Re: Cologne to where to an interview

    I'd say go for nothing, if you absolutely have to, then use something that is the kind of thing that nobody could find offensive if applied lightly and is fresh, ie. Davidoff Echo is one of the best...
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    Re: Disposable Clothing vs. Real Clothing

    Certain things I will expect more life out of ie. a nice sweater, dressy clothes, basically anything I don't wear a lot or year round.

    It isn't necessarily an issue of more expensive things...
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    Re: Scents @ the local Grocery Store!!!!!

    Oh yeah man, at the higher end grocery stores around where I live, some have cosmetic shelves with a better selection than most department stores. Often times they have good deals on the clearance...
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    Re: Brad Pitt Hair Products

    I try to do the messy look, kinda like that.

    I use either Garnier Surf Hair or this new stuff called "Manga Hair" which is ultra strong hold, you just have to use a little bit, rub it over your...
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    Re: the most drinkable juice

    I'm pretty sure they would all taste like Everclear, perhaps with certain compounds adding bitterness or other slight tastes.

    I haven't tested this theory, but I would guess that a delicious smell...
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    Re: L'Eau D'Issey Fragrances

    Check out the reviews in the directory man; you'll find tons I'm sure.
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    Re: Mega Men Multi-vitamin

    I used to take Mega Men, it's a pretty good one, overdosed though in my opinion I took only one tablet a day instead of the reccomended too.

    I'm big into working out and take lots of supplements,...
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    Re: Oddest comment I've heard yet.

    I know the feeling. People associations sometimes kill fragrances unfortunately.

    I quite like the scent of Armani Emporio White, however, I worked this summer for four months with this guy and it...
  89. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by acehimself
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I bought a pair of Fossil sunglasses last year and I really like them. They weren't overly expensive either, I think somewhere around $50.
  90. Re: Are there certain occasions where wearings frag is un-acceptable?

    It all boils down to not overdoing it. There are dozens of people on here who proudly profess to dousing themselves in their favourite cologne everytime they leave the house. This is fine if you're...
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    Re: I need help talking to sales people.

    I have a great little story of department store fragrance counter rediculousness for you. Today I stopped by the Bay to check out some stuff. I saw they had about five different SA's hanging around...
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    Re: Which is more of a summer scent?

    Why are you looking for a summer scent when it's November?

    I think Laguna is the best of the three personally. Xeryus Rouge is too candyish. Allure seems to be fairly well regarded on here, but...
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    Re: winter scent?

    Asking on a forum for the best winter scent is of no use. As I've said a million times before one person's favourite scent in the world makes another person want to be sick. A prime example of this...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    That could be it, I couldn't put my finger on what anise smells like, but is it something simiar to licorice? I'd describe it as a very thick, salty, almost licorice-ish scent.
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    Re: What is the classic American scent?

    Aside from the cheap ones like Old Spice which everyone recognizes, I'd probably say Polo Green.

    It's probably the most recognizeable bottle. Even people who have never worn cologne in their life...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Kouros
    Bond no. 9 Bleeker Street
    Gucci PH - I like it sometimes, but the strong churchy insence aspect to it makes my stomach turn quite often.
    Casual Friday - Weird because when I ordered a...
  97. Re: I am once again looking for recommendations for a winter scent.

    Lol I absolutely love this. The guy says numerous times that he can't buy online, selection is quite limited where he lives, and he doesn't have that many different fragrances - so what's the...
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    Re: Expensive taste

    The only time I'd ever buy expensive designer stuff would be if I was in a situation where money is no longer an object.

    I could never justify it to myself. The quality might be slightly better,...
  99. Re: I am once again looking for recommendations for a winter scent.

    Yeah I can understand how the selection would be limited.

    LL Au Masculin is nice, but you better like licorice. I'm not a huge fan of that but if you like it, this is your scent. L'instant de...
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    Re: Finaly tried Gaultier 2

    I hope you've done something creative with the bottles such as built some magnet tower.
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