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    Re: What would you wear in Alaska?

    I'd check out Swiss Army. The stuff is rather potent and should cut through the colder air. Also, the scent itself smells like the top of a mountain.
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    I happened to be at Bath and Body Works for their Semi-annual sale over 4th of July weekend. They were selling Oak and Citron Body Wash bottles for about 3 dollars each. So..... stop by B&BW and take...
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    Re: Cowboy/Western scent recommendaton needed

    I'd recommend Davidoff Adventure.
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    I think it's safe to say that most of the modern designers are basically uninspired and pointless compared to many of the ones that were released years ago. So...... we all move on to niche brands,...
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    People assume that there is considerable expense to continue reviewing a fragrance each week on Youtube. Of course, the blind buy 100 ml bottle is roughly going to be about 70 or 80 dollars. Also,...
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    Re: the great youtube burnout

    It does seem to me that it's natural for the lifespan of a youtube reviewer to be relatively short, perhaps 1 or 2 good years. The new guys are the ones buying most of the bottles, have all the...
  7. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    If you look at most threads that revolve around Youtube reviewers, there is usually trouble. Does that mean they should all be banned? Of course, anything is subject to trouble if you chose to make...
  8. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Perhaps my problem is that I have trouble understanding the subtle difference between having fun and trolling. Is professional wrestling trolling professional sports? Do late night talk shows troll...
  9. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Actually, Jay mentioned this thread in his 1899 vs. Spicebomb video, so perhaps that is sufficient.
  10. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Well, it seems to me that Youtube reviewers somehow feel pressured to somehow outdo each other. At first, it seemed that having the ability to review a fragrance and upload a webcam video would get...
  11. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Fragrance Wires (Jay) seems to be making a staple of the drunk review. Also, Frank (Franchizzy, Frank n Scents) just did one on Prada Extreme.
  12. Re: Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Perhaps a good trend would be to film yourself banging a hot chick while discusssing the merits of Aventus.
  13. Are drunk reviews the future of the fragrance community?

    Hey Guys:

    I notice that several youtube reviewers have supposedly gotten drunk and then filmed a review of a fragrance, usually something that is on the negative end of the spectrum. They are...
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    Re: Sun Java by Franck Olivier

    I also get a Le Male vibe with Sun Java. Being that Le Male is extremely popular, this one is suprisingly under the radar.
  15. Do you find it hard to appreciate your cheap aquatics once you have smelled Bleu de Chanel?

    I'm in the process of testing D&G Anthology 1 (Le Bateleur). I think it smells OK, but then I get to thinking how much better Bleu is and how it projects better and everything else. So, I think I'm...
  16. Thread: Lalique White

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    Re: Lalique White

    I got a sample and enjoyed wearing it. It seems less daring than Encre Noir, and therefore, perhaps a better bottle pick-up for the average guy.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    OK, my video is up. I called it "Is the Fragrance Community Dying?" channel is www.youtube.com/user/bpwool
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Sounds like a sensible plan to me
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    I find this whole topic rather fasinating, and intend on doing a video response to it as early as tommorow on my Youtube channel.
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    Re: recommend a green and leafy scent

    Yeah, another vote for Paul Smith Men, which is in a green bottle. You can buy a mini of that one if you want to test it out. BeautyEncounter sells them rather cheap.
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    [QUOTE=L'Homme Blanc Individuel;2963128]Honestly, I think you're way over-thinking it.

    It's youtube, not The New York Times. If I want expert opinions, I'll go to the experts.

    I suppose this...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Sounds like solid advice to me. However, it amazes me how often a new reviewer jumps right into the thick of things with rare niche reviews. I think there is pressure to impress the community by...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Also, there is this lose-lose situation going on. You realize that most views come from overreviewed frags like Le Male or Fahrenheit. Seems to me that most people have smelled these anyway, so it...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    I've been an active reviewer on Youtube for almost 3 years now. I understand what the OP is saying. I have several things to say about the topic. For one, the market is very saturated, so it's...
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Hard to say what constitutes rare, but some that I own are nearly impossible to find anymore,even on ebay. L'Occitane 4 Voleurs, Roger Federer's fragrance, and Ted Baker Endurance are rare gems in my...
  26. Re: Is There a Fragrance That Epitomises 70's Disco ?

    For a 90s scent, I thought Versace Black Jeans had a certain 70s Disco era vibe to it.
  27. Why are people comparing Paul Smith Men to Fahrenheit?

    Hey Guys:

    I've been testing out Paul Smith Men these past 2 days (the green one released around 2001). Anyway, many reviewers are basically dissing this one, saying it's a copy of Fahenheit. I...
  28. Re: do you know a cologne that smells like gummy bears?

    Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
  29. Thread: orange and mint

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    Re: orange and mint

    I'd recommend either Kenzo Pour Homme Sport or Kenzo Boise (Woody)
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    Re: favorite ginger scent...

    Ted Baker Endurance. Extremely hard to find right now, but I think that makes it that much more lovely.
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    For a shaving soap sandalwood, I think Art of Shaving is rather nice. As some have mentioned, Tam Dao is nice if you just want the scent of raw resinous wood. However, one that shouldn't be...
  32. Re: Wha are the better designer chocolate fragrances out there?

    Put me down for Lacoste Elegance. A really nice spicy raspberry chocolate fragrance.
  33. Thread: Santalum Slivers

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    Re: Santalum Slivers

    My favorite fragrance from Kerosene that I've tried, which is all but Unknown Pleasures. I got a used bottle in my collection right now. Fresh oranges and a rich sandalwood base. If you've tried Tam...
  34. Re: Wait a second! Polo Explorer smells like Fresco!

    I'm making this comparison based on memory off my sample wearings of Fresco. Fruity top blended with leather and woods. I remember the first time I smelled Aventus, I thought leather was there. I'll...
  35. Wait a second! Polo Explorer smells like Fresco!

    Hey Guys:

    Explorer's been around for awhile, but I'm just smelling it for the first time this evening. I get a sweet ambery orange with a very rich leathery woodsy base. I've had it on my skin for...
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    Re: Kiton Men - thoughts?

    Sampled both the original and Kiton Black. Both were just OK for me.
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    Re: Scent most like Curve

    I'd say Bond no. 9 Riverside Drive is like a niche version of Curve. Great scent that fans of fresh scents should check out.
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    Re: Best cherry male fragrance?

    Yeah, sorry. Meant to say London. Brit is more of a powdery bergamot rose fragrance.
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    Re: Best cherry male fragrance?

    Burberry Brit has this cherry tobacco vibe to it. Also, more along the lines of Pure Havane would be something like Chopard Casran.
  40. Questions about Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    OK, I just wore my sample of Chanel Sport Extreme for the first time today. IMO, it really is just another lame fruity tonka bean scent. However, I've noticed many reviewers, especially on Youtube,...
  41. Initial impressions and comment about Hermessence Rose Ikebana.

    Hey Guys:

    Wearing my sample of Hermessence Rose Ikebana for the first time today. Not sure what is really the star player here. I'd almost argue rhubarb over rose. Quite tart and sour during the...
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    Re: best pineapple frag?

    Let's not forget Riverside Drive by Bond no. 9.
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    Re: manly strawberry fragrances ?

    I went through a fragrance phase myself, in search of a good manly strawberry fragrance. Strawberry doesn't really show up in many masculine frags. Even Diamonds and Black XS don't actually mention a...
  44. Thread: Iso E Super

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    Re: ISO E Super

    I never really cared for Encre Noire, but I do think Terre D' Hermes is pretty good. I'd say that Molecule 01 is a great smell, and I was once told by a coworker that it was the best scent I've ever...
  45. Thread: Sugar.

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    Re: Sugar.

    Aqulina Blue Sugar should do the trick. V by Valentino is also pretty sweet and more mature smelling as well.
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    Re: Rank fragrances from the house of Kenzo

    Kenzo Pour Homme- 2/10 Really weird plastic type smell
    Kenzo L'eau par Kenzo- 7.5 Quite nice refreshing lemon scent
    Kenzo L'eau par Kenzo Indigo- 8/10 Another lemony scent that I enjoy,...
  47. Re: Need help figuring out a gift for my 21st birthday

    If you can pull off Terre D' Hermes and find it to be something you grab for often, it would be nice to have some vetiver tonka in your collection as well, I think.
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    Re: Violet leaf in CK Man and He Wood?

    Check out Kiton frags. Both the original and Kiton Black should give you a good bit of violet. He Wood is good for violet, but I like Rocky Mountain Wood better. Violet is more prominent in He Wood,...
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    Re: Good everyday winter scent?

    I'm not sure I'd recommend any of those scents for everyday wear. London has a mature vibe, and the others seem better for evening wear. A few worth checking out would be DSquared2 Potion, Carlos...
  50. Re: So I bought the 10oz bottles of Mugler Cologne and Gendarme....What next?

    Clean: Prada Amber, Eau de Grey Flannel (turquoise bottle), and Calvin Klein BE
    Dirty: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver, Hermessence Vetiver Tonka, Dior Leather Oud, and Dior Fahrenheit
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    Re: Something Different

    Yeah, a lot of the newer releases will all start to smell alike after awhile. Delve into some more vintage stuff if that's the case. Most niche caters to those that are tired of generic modern...
  52. Re: Anyone planning to make a parody of Brad's ad?

    Got my prize in the mail. Spent over 24 hours at the hosptail helping with coverage during the debilitaing Hurricane Sandy as it passed through Western Maryland. Anyways, wow, what an impressive...
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    Re: similar to burberry brit.

    Hugo Boss RSVP has a similar vibe. Once endorced by Bon Jovi.
  54. Re: Anyone planning to make a parody of Brad's ad?

    Made my parody this afternoon. Check it out on my Youtube channel www.youtube.com/user/bpwool
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    Thoughts on CK One Shock

    Hey guys:

    Been testing CK One Shock lately. Got 3 samples off ebay, so I'm wearing this more than usual before my final review. Comes across as a bit juvenile to me. I'd say this may be a good...
  56. Re: What's the best way to wear samples from a dab vial?

    I also buy atomizers in bulk from accessoriesforfragrances. Yeah, it adds to an already high cost per ml, but it gives you a better approximation on performance, since if you buy the bottle, you...
  57. Re: 10/22 is my B-day. I will be 44. I would like to buy myself a special fragrance. Can you help?

    I'd go with something kinda elegant, but not too strong. How about something like Cereus no. 7? A good, versatile niche scent that's not overly pricey. Classy, but certainly not overpowering.
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    Re: Lacoste Elegance, any love?

    Yeah, Elegance is one that really impressed me. Really cheap and overlooked, considering, like you said, it's gourmand nature. Raspberry isn't something that always works well in masculine frags, but...
  59. Re: What are your thoughts on Mark Birley's offerings?

    I sampled both Mark Birley frags. Charles St. is definitely a good one to check out if you like Tuscan Leather. I agree that it is also more versatile, since it seems a bit lighter, and I could see...
  60. Re: Nothing satisfies me anymore in designers ...and Niches are out of reach : HELP

    I'd recommend looking at some Kenzo fragrances. I see you like Issey Miyake, so this may be a logical solution. Lalique White is a good fresh scent that is kinda different as well.
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    Re: is there anything similar to armani code?

    Personally, I feel that there are many scents that have a strong Armani Code vibe. Like Aqua Di Gio, Code seems to have been copied by many other houses. Not sure how intentional it was, but I do...
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    Re: Favorite Hugo Boss fragrances?

    Hugo Boss in Motion is the one I like best. Would probably make my list of top 10 or 15 fragrances.
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    Re: Guess the cologne, win a free sample! (part 2)

    Polo Sport
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    Re: Violet leaf fragrances?

    Cereus no. 7 is pretty good for violet leaf, but I also think that CK Man is quite wonderful as well.
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    Re: Sexy, projecting summer fragrance?

    I haven't sampled Virgin Island Water yet, but I've heard some reports of poor longevity. Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts might be a good starting point, but not sure if it lasts all that long...
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    Re: Lemony Scent Colonge Needed !!!!!!!

    Fans of lemon need to check out Kenzo L'eau par Kenzo and also the Indigo flanker.
  67. Was Azzaro Chrome an attempt to copy Creed Silver Mountain Water?

    Hey:

    Decided to give my sample of SMW a wearing today. It's been awhile since I've worn it. You hear about the copycat Creed frags among the designer set, but SMW seems to allude many of these...
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    Re: Fragrance with a peach note?

    I went through a peach phase journey myself at one point. I believe peach is generally considered unisex at best, so it's hard to find something heavy on peach that isn't classified as unisex or...
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    Re: Fragrances with a "fireplace" smell

    I kinda get a fireplace vibe from YSL M7.
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    Re: Fragrances similar to Live Jazz etc...?

    I'd say Armani Code Sport is a bit similar.
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    Trying to understand Hugo Boss Aqua Elements

    Hey Guys:

    I've been doing some testing off a mini bottle of Hugo Boss Aqua Elements. I find this one to be quite different from many of the Hugo Boss fragrances. Basenotes says that it's an...
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    Re: What fragrances would you pick for me?

    I'd recommend at least trying the original D&G The One, or even The One Gentleman. They are both better options than the sport edition. Also, Chanel Edition Blanche, YSL L'Homme, Bleu D'Chanel,...
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    Re: Top Notch Sandalwoods?

    Kerosene's latest fragrance, Santalum Slivers, is a really nice sandalwood scent. It's blended with some nice citrus notes as well.
  74. Re: I can't find a cologne I like for the life of me, help!

    So hard to know how another person will perceive a fragrance. Like others have mentioned, maybe it is time to try some niche, starting with some safer bets like Aventus, Green Irish Tweed, Molecule...
  75. Question about Purple Label vs. Bleecker Street

    Hey Guys:

    I'm giving my sample of Bond no. 9 Bleecker St. it's first wearing today. Like others have mentioned, there is a strong similarity to Ralph Lauren's Purple Label. However, I always felt...
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    Re: Fahrenheit, minus the gasoline?

    Fahrenheit without the gasoline? I believe Ferrari Uomo is what you are looking for :)
  77. Thread: Rosemary

    by BradW
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    Re: Rosemary

    Paul Smith Extreme is a personal fav of mine and has a rosemary note.
  78. Re: Niche fragrances hard to wear.. anyone else agree?

    Yeah, it seems that many designers are blended to appeal to the mass market more so than niche. Bond no. 9 and Creed do a decent job for smelling good, but many houses tend to be quite exotic. I'm...
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    Thoughts on Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport

    Hey Guys:

    I've been testing out the new sport flanker of The One Sport this week. This one has received quite a bit of bashing from reviewers. I agree that the stuff is weak, but the juice itself...
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    Re: Which fragrances are TRULY original?

    Issey Miyake, John Varvatos Original, and Cartier Roadster
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    Re: youtube cologne reviewers

    The frustrating aspect of reviewing on Youtube is that is becomes about style over substance to a certain degree. I've done over 600 videos on my fragrance channel, and they are all uncut and done on...
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    Re: Best apple based cologne?

    Carlos Santana for Men is really a nice scent with apples and vanilla. But really, I do think Lacoste Style in Play did a great job on apples with that scent. Kenneth Cole Reaction might be worth a...
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    Re: Kerosene Fragrances, Honest Opinions?

    I've tried and reviewed all of Kerosene's fragrances on my Youtube channel (bpwool). I do consider John(Kerosene) to be a friend, but I still believe I can be objective in reviewing his fragrances. I...
  84. Thread: Citrus WOES

    by BradW
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    Re: Citrus WOES

    Hmmm. yeah, tough question, since citrus seems synonomous with summer frags. Woody frags like He Wood Rocky Mountain Wood? Perhaps something on the floral minty side like Bulgari Vert Extreme? 212...
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    Re: Take a look at this bottle.

    That bottle must like it rough :)
  86. Thread: Kerosene frags?

    by BradW
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    Re: Kerosene frags?

    I've sampled and done videos on Youtube of all Kerosene's fragrances. I'd say Santalum Slivers is perhaps the most mainstream smelling of the bunch. Think Tam Dao with nice citrus notes added....
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    Re: Match a song to your SOTD !

    I wore Kilian's Bamboo Harmony today. Overpriced and kinda soft, so the song: Killing (Kilian) me Softly.
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    Re: My mini dilemma: What to do ?

    My understanding is that Mugler may re-release Pure Malt in the States. It's definitely a very popular flanker and if it gets a full release, you'll feel cheated with that jacked up priced bottle of...
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    Re: Anything Smell Like Voyage d'Hermes?

    As Voyage dries down, the tea note is reminescent of that of some Bulgari fragrances. I like the opening the best myself.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes without oranges

    Along the same lines as Rocky Mountain Wood, you may want to check out Tommy Bahama for Men.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes without oranges

    I was thinking about Cereus no. 5 as well. Would never pay 120 for it, since I would prefer TdH myself. However, I did see a bottle sell on ebay for less than 50 recently, so it would certainly fall...
  92. Thread: Hiro Yoruzuka

    by BradW
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    Re: Hiro Yorozuka

    Hiro is definitely one of the most popular and influencial Youtube reviewers. His taste has gotten almost absurdly expensive lately. Those on a budget should watch with discretion. Remember that...
  93. Do leafy and leather notes make a fragrance smell leafy?

    Both Kiton Men and Dunhill Black smell kinda inky to my nose. They are both green leafy leather frags. Anybody else feel like I do about this?
  94. Do leather and leafy notes blend into an inky smell?

    I did a review of Dunhill black awhile back, and thought it smelled inky. That one has nettle and suede notes. Now, I'm about to review Kiton Black. That one has leather and violet. Not as inky as...
  95. Re: Looking for Best Cucumber and Best Tomato / Tomato Leaf and Fresh Grass Fragrances......?

    For cucumber, I think Polo Blue is really a standout. For a garden vegatable vibe, Hermes Eau deo Gentiane Blance might be the ticket.
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    Re: Suggest a fruity leather based fragrance

    I thought of Canali Men myself. Kiton Black is another leather fragrance worth looking at.
  97. Re: Which fragrance to wear when rock climbing...

    Neil Morris has a fragrance called Red Sky that is supposed to represent the smell of rock climbing in the Rocky Mountains. I got a sample of it. Not something that I'm overly fond of though. I'd...
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    Re: So I want to smell like a garden

    Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche
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    Re: Kiton Men: A cheaper alternative to Chez Bond

    I've had my sample on for about 3.5 hours now. The scent doesn't seem to have changed much that I can see. But yeah, I'd love to hear from people that have smelled both Chez Bond and Kiton Men and...
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    Kiton Men: A cheaper alternative to Chez Bond

    Hey Guys:

    I recently got some samples of Kiton Men off ebay. I see some comparisons to GIT and even Fahrenheit from other reviewers. I'd say that the similarily to Chez Bond is quite striking. I...
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