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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit?

    Original Fahrenheit has Honeysuckle in the top notes, making it floral and more gentle (or feminine) than the current one. Unfortunately it dries down to an ozonic accord base which is so common in...
  2. Re: If you have Allure Homme Sport, is it useless to get Edition Blanche?

    They smell different.

    Sport projects better and has longevity - but it smells artificial.

    Blanche smells like lime with a musk base, very natural smells but doesn't last long.

    It all depends...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2

    CdG is the only brand that can get away with synthetic smell. Perhaps your Grandma is wearing Chanel No. 5 which is also filled to the brim with synthetic notes - that Inky smell in CdG 2 is quite...
  4. Review: CDG Wonderwood, Standard, Escentric Molecules, Diptyque Philosykos

    Today I decided to try some quality fragrances, so here is the report:

    1. CDG's Wonderwood and Standard

    Wonderwood smells good but is not original - It reminds me of Gucci's Rush for men. A few...
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    Re: SAMPLES OF THE DAY: September 2010

    http://www.thebeautyreviewexpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/big-pony.jpg


    Sorry to ruin the aesthetic appeal of this page with this picture and scent. These ugly bottles with a supersize...
  6. What's with the aquatic these days? Vernon and Bleu.

    I used to be a regular here, gradually lost interest in fragrance and now only pops in here once in a while to check the reviews...

    Today I tested 2 new scents, mostly out of curiosity from the...
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    Re: Recommend me some weirdness...

    You should try CSP's Aqua Motu - It smells like some sea creatures eating decomposed plastic on the beach.
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    Re: Burning match smell

    Try Bugari's BLV. It smells like gunpowder.
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    Re: Should Givenchy relaunch Insense?

    Definately. Insense is ahead of its time, now that Dior's Homme is accepted as a male fragrance - Insense will no doubt be more successful. It was launched at a time when Polo reigns supreme, back...
  10. Re: Dior Homme Sport,AHS or AHS Edition Blanche..

    Allure Blanche is like Creed's MI - smells really good at the top and fades into a musky base. Just substitute the MI's bergamot with lime and that's how it smells. Yes it is good. 6 months ago I...
  11. Re: Kenzo Power Smells like Bvlgari Eau the blanc

    I think Power smells like lemon tea, which is good - much better than Tokyo which I sampled today, it smells like Issey's Bleue.
  12. Re: OH LORDY!!! Dior Homme Sport now at Sephora!

    Dior homme sport = Allure homme sport.

    Even the packaging looks the same with the word "Sport" in Red. Dior must be copying Chanel seeing the success of Allure Sport - they citrinized the...
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    Re: females find MI and SMW too femme?

    That's true. Just look at all the perfume print ads and TV commercials - 99% of them are suggesting sex. There's nothing wrong with that actually, the problem is - the marketed images has got nothing...
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    Re: Questions about desires and associations

    For me any act of creativity is art. The perfume creation process is art but when it is marketed to the mass - it becomes a commercial luxury item. There goes without saying that - some people chose...
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    Re: Questions about desires and associations

    No, I'm actually referring to bold harmonies using chromatic notes. Post-romantic and impressionist composers are well versed in the art of using chromatic notes in their pieces as compared to...
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    Re: New: KENZO POWER

    Very nice chrome bottle! I am eagerly waiting to try this one as well!

    I don't really like Kenzo pour homme, even though it is one of a kind - it smells like drinking beer at the beach.

    L'eau...
  17. Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche - Anyone like it?

    Ok I changed my mind, I will keep this Blanche Edition. Probably will not wear it much though... in a few months it will be demoted to become my air-refresher.
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    Re: Questions about desires and associations

    More music/perfume analogies?

    As you are probably aware that most perfume has a pyramid structure - top, heart and base notes. These notes form a triad - the simplest chord in musical terms. When...
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    Re: Questions about desires and associations

    Impressionist/water color - Kenzo, Issey Miyaki
    Abstract art - CdG
    Fresco - Creed
    Small portrait - L'Artisan
    Expressionist - YSL

    I think in music, people who enjoy pieces written in minor key...
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    Re: The ONE Creed You Wouldn't Recommend?

    Erolfa - I have a hand-soap that smells exactly like it!
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    Re: females find MI and SMW too femme?

    Royal Water is more feminine than SMW or MI - you should've included that in your survey.

    When I first tried SWM and MI I thought they were more suitable for ladies. Now, I see them as unisex -...
  22. Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche - Anyone like it?

    I haven't post here for a long time, there wasn't much good perfumes out there these days to sustain my interest so I have put this hobby aside for a while.

    Besides Narciso Rodriguez (which is a...
  23. Re: Burr reviews Acqua di Parma (Blu Med) Mandorlo di Sicilia

    I agree with you, Bois Farine is a much better almond-vanilla-sandalwood scent. I don't think I like any of the Acqua di Parma range.
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    Re: Gunpowder scents - help?

    What you're looking for is Bvlgari's BLV - yes that blue one, nothing blue about it though - it drysdown to a gunpowder smell.
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    Re: Scottish town too low class for Chanel

    Chanel NEVER have sales at their boutique, they are not interested in selling their products below cost. I admire their integrity in preserving their branding image and identity - however, their...
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    Re: Fetish, hobby, or obsession?

    Some people are into cars, some into hi-tech gadgets, some into fragrances - though not many. We are the minority of people who are fascinated with scents - we are the niche of the common.

    Be...
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    Re: Unforgivable Multi-Platinum by Sean Jean

    So multi-platinum smells even more similar to MI?

    If he sold even more of his unforgivable perfume, he may have license MI from Creed and pour it into his unforgivable bottle - that bottle must be...
  28. Re: Anything smell similar to NEROLI SAVAGE-creed, Hermes-Orange, Guerlain-Imperial?

    Try Mugler's Cologne.
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    Re: Bvlgari Fragrances.

    Bvlgari pour homme is a very elegant fragrance - understated elegance. Its a "close to the skin" type scent - soft citrus with tea notes (Bvlgari's favourite ingredient) and a clean soapy musk...
  30. Re: Looking for a HEAVY black licorice scent..

    Try Yohji homme - you will love it.
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    Re: Question About TERRE D'HERMÉS

    If it's a Christmas gift, then you are obligated to wear it - the person who gave you this fragrance think it is suitable for you!
  32. Re: Top notes that evoke the smell of winter?

    Bois Farine is a winter comfort scent. For some strange reason Fahrenheit 32 smells like winter to me as well...
  33. Re: Another Andy Warhol frag from Bond no. 9

    I am still waiting for that Andy Warhol scent that smells like tomato soup - bottled in a Campbell tin can.
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    Re: We need more Females

    I wear perfume for its antiseptic quality - the high percentage of alcohol is very effective in killing unwanted bacterias on the skin.
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    Re: Baldessarini review

    Baldessarini smells like orange bubble gum to me...
  36. Re: "I hate perfume. You should outlaw it.......

    I knew that Interior designer's comment will touch the nerve of some members here.

    Scent is not tangible, it's quality only expresses itself in your mind. Its as much an expression of your...
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    Re: Clive Christian's no.1 - $865 for 10ml

    Yes it's crazy - this liquid cost more than gold. And yes, its featured in Forbes - no.1 is bottled in a crystal bottle and named "Imperial Majesty" and its sold for $215,000 per bottle. Theres only...
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    Re: Oh, the Horror!!

    Happened to me before - I accidentally dropped my GIT, wished I haven't bought the glass bottle one.

    Maybe its time for you to invest in some carpeting.
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio

    Perfume is a luxury item - people who can afford luxury goods want it to be exclusive. Smelling your perfume on someone on the streets can be embarrasing - its like someone wearing the same clothes...
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    Clive Christian's no.1 - $865 for 10ml

    Maybe some of you guys have already read this but anyway, those of you who haven't this should be interesting:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2007/12/intel_roadtests_worlds_most_ex.html

    Would you...
  41. Re: Which fragrance would you wear in the kitchen (cooking, baking)?

    Nice suggestion! Someone should start a thread on which fragrance to use on certain food.

    I will spray Amen in the coffee, L'Artisan's Bois Farine on the deserts, Aqua di Gio on the salad, Angel...
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    Re: Creed Royal Water or Royal Bust?

    Considering the Creeds you love, I don't think you will like Royal Water - its more feminine than all the Creeds you mentioned (including SMW). Smells like Liz Claiborne women's perfume.
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    Re: Am I too easy to impress?

    Be glad while your nose is still easily pleased. Ride on this board long enough and you will turn your nose away from most of these perfumes - the fragrance snob here will scent-educate you - be on...
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    Re: not a fecal fan

    5hit smell can be modified to smell heavenly, just like a nice smell - Strawberry - can be literally turned into a garbage odour. It all depends on the parfumer's skill in blending these olfactory...
  45. Re: subtle, natural frag for the very sensitive nose

    Mugler's cologne is a good choice.

    Hermes's Orange Verte and L'Occitane's range should also be in your consideration.
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    Re: The most "bohemian" scents you know?

    I can't believe you guys didn't mentioned Dinner by Bobo.
  47. Re: Official Green Irish Tweed olfactory pyramid...?

    Topnote: Green Accord
    Middle note: Irish Accord
    Basenote: Tweed Accord
  48. Re: Are there any true 'black' fragrances out there?

    L'Artisan's D'zing! - as black as it gets - smells like elephant in India.
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    Re: What scent has these two notes?

    Armani's Code is what you are looking for.
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    Re: My first Dior Homme experience

    What is a cosmic bag? Where can I get one?
  51. Re: Let's work on Wikipedia's "List of Famous Perfumes"

    I think we should contribute to http://uncyclopedia.org

    That's where the real knowledge resides.
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    Re: Classic, barbershop fragrance

    All Acqua di Parma smells barbershoppy to me. Also try Eau Sauvage Extreme by Dior, nasty stuff - barber shop all the way to the top.
  53. Re: Green Irish Tweed, Cool Water, and Heresy  

    Sure, its nothing compared to the real thing - but if you bought all 4 bottles online, the price is equivalent to one bottle of Creed at a retail store.

    According to Creed, Prince Charles wears...
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    Re: Best Jasmine Scent A Guy Could Own...

    Try Guerlain's Samsara - its basically Jasmine and Sandlewood. A cheaper and more 'Americanized' version is called CK Truth for men.
  55. Re: Green Irish Tweed, Cool Water, and Heresy  

    Just get Coolwater, Unforgivable, XS and Mugler's Cologne and you will have a nice quasi-Creed collection in your cabinet.
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    Re: Are Creed longetivity issues fair

    Most likely those people who think their Creed don't last: bought them dirt cheap from ebay - its fake with diluted juice.
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water notes?

    Black Currant, Tea and something else indeed.

    Either its Ambergris or Olivier Creed's spunk. Its a very rare substance, he can only produce that much each day - now you know why Creed's perfumes...
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    Re: Rarer alternative to CK Eternity?

    Personally I think Sexual lack that freshness of Eternity - I think you will like Green Irish Tweed more. Most people think GIT smells like cool water, they are right but theres also a bit of CK's...
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    Re: Your Current Holy Grails and Why?

    Hallelujah by Jesu de Lacroix
  60. Re: L'eau Bleue range off the market in the Americas. Confirmed!

    Hmmm... well at least you can still buy Vicks vapour rub in the US.
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    Re: Mure et Musc - which is best?

    Mure et Musc smells like CSP's Mora Bella - both are girly fragrance to me.

    Only recently that I realized CSP and L'Artisan has the same type of house-note - smells like crayon. Brought back fond...
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    Re: Creed EDT's

    Royal Water smells like Lacroix's C'est La Vie to me. Maybe thats what you're smelling?

    Personally I don't like it - smells like an old lady's perfume, ornate and opulent - fit for the Queen I...
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    Re: Kiton Men: A thank you note

    Be careful of passionate love - you love it so much that you will end up wearing it everyday and eventually you will get sick of it. Fragrance that grows on you are the ones that you'll spent your...
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    Re: Honor thyself or honor the masses?

    Wear whatever you love, and wear it proudly! If others around you hate it, then suffocated them to death.
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    Re: Just bought Unforgivable.....

    I agree 100%! Unforgivable smells more like Clinique's happy mixed with CK's Eternity for men and Tommy.

    A lot of US fragrances use a common base in their perfume. Its a pleasant smell, but too...
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    Re: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Anyone?

    What you should try is O'Pomelo - its CSP equivalent of Armani's White Lui. Citrus on top of white musk - pure and simple. Its the only CSP I appreciate, but it fell asleep 20 mins after spraying....
  67. Re: Fragrance that smells like spiced apples?

    The original Tommy.

    Nice apple-pie scent. Smells like an apple version of Unforgivable.
  68. Re: Help: Mainly yuzu/lime scent similar to CDG Soda?

    Maybe you should try L'eau par Kenzo?
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    Re: Comptoir Sud Pacifique Anyone?

    CSP smells like plastic. Despite the name, don't expect natural smelling scent.

    They are expensive and bottled in spray can - you are better off spending the money on Creed or L'Artisan....
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    Re: What's ur favorite perfume ad?

    All the Obsession ad by David Lynch and that Lancome Tresor TV spot also by David Lynch (he also wrote the music for that commercial!).

    I love that Dior's Ja'dore commercial with CK, she is so...
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    Re: Need a lighter version of Gucci Envy...

    Try Terre d'Hermes - its got that same 'rich' and elegant smell as Envy. Its not as strong and smells more natural. Also try Salvatore Ferragamo homme.
  72. Re: L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme INTENSE: Revisited, Minus The Jet Lag

    Intense smells like the original Issey mixed with Bleue. Theres a synthetic geranium-like note in it that I can't stand. Also its not intense at all - longevity and projection is weaker than the...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio,that niche is similar?

    Angel Schlesser is a designer brand, and the fragrance is a mass-marketed scent that can be found quite cheaply. Actually that depends geographically, maybe its rare in your town so you considered it...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio,that niche is similar?

    Angel Schlesser homme is not niche - it smells more like curry with pencil shaving to me. :)
    As far as I know nothing niche smells like AdG, probably thats a good thing.
  75. Thread: Cola?

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    Re: Cola?

    Maybe you should try 212 men. I always think of it as a Pepsi Cola scent - its got that effervescence, fizzy topnotes.
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    Re: Terre d´Hermes = Freedom/Liberty ?

    TdH is a high quality perfume, the scent doesn't break apart - all the notes are intact right to the end.

    I thought it smells like Polo (green one) initially or that Vetiver scent from L'Occitane....
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    Re: CdG: The House of Complicated Simplicity

    The concepts from CdG are interesting, but their perfumes are not as transcendental as their marketing makes them out to be. Odeur 53 and 71 for example aren't space-age scents, I wonder how many...
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    Re: My Day With L'Eau D'Issey

    All Issey's scents have longevity, they all begins with a blast at top volume and gradually soften through the duration. Anyone who claims L'eau d'Issey is weak - either bought a fake, with diluted...
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    Poll: Re: What's wrong with AQUA MOTU?

    Why it shouldn't be in your top 100 list?

    It smells weird. Not your common aqua-scent. It has a chlorine-like smell hovering around, may induced headache for some people. Longevity-wise, its...
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    Re: Which L'artisans lasts and which - not?

    Bois Farine, T42, Dzing! are long lasting on me. L'artisan's perfumes are very skin-dependant, you really need to try them out to see if they react well with your skin.

    Some of them like VdR and...
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    Re: F*** Unforgivable

    Unforgivable smells similar to MI only in the topnotes - its the smell of pure bergamot. When they drydown, you can easily tell them apart. Unforgivable turns into a mess like a lot of inferior...
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    Re: Dior's Fahrenheit 32 review

    Personally I prefer F32, Code has a very irritating bug-spray smell in the topnotes. On the drydown, both have the same character - F32 is a bit more complex with floral notes dancing around; Code is...
  83. Re: Bought some Comptor Sud Pacifique Scents

    You must have bought them from David Jones? They clearing all the CSP's stock at unbelievable price. I bought 4 bottles 2 months ago at AUS$15 per bottle. The sales lady told me a visitor from France...
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    Re: "Old Woman's Purse" Note

    Most probably from the Guerlain...
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    Re: Dior's Fahrenheit 32 review

    If you tried F32 without knowing the notes, you won't be expecting Neroli. When I first I tried it, I got rude shock - as its nothing like Fahrenheit. Although theres a distinct floral note in there,...
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    Dior's Fahrenheit 32 review

    Fahrenheit 32 - This is perhaps the best Dior's men fragrance ever. Its an oriental, closer to Dior's Homme than Fahrenheit. There seems to be a trend these days to convert fresh fragrance to...
  87. Re: Perfume - The movie all members here are obligated to watch!

    May I suggest that you wear L'Artisan's Voleur de Rose to watch this movie? It is the perfect scent for this movie. Smells of passion and death.
  88. Perfume - The movie all members here are obligated to watch!

    View the trailer here: http://www.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/perfume/

    Now I know why niche perfumes are so expensive, considering the ingredients... :)
  89. Re: If you could change scents for your own personal tastes, how would you?

    I think you can 'tweak' scents with body products.

    If you want to accentuate the tea notes in Bulgari pH, use a tea-scented shower gel or lotion - before you spray the EdT. If you want to make the...
  90. Re: Calvin Klein's Basenotes for men TV Commercial

    Theres no audio, sorry, the video has already taken too much time to do - also I have no idea what music to put! It has to sync with the video, not very easy to select a song - I need to chopped it...
  91. Calvin Klein's Basenotes for men TV Commercial

    In case you missed it on TV, heres the TV ad:

    http://img290.imageshack.us/my.php?image=basenotesol1.swf

    This is dedicated to Grant for this wonderful site.
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    Confiscated perfume at Ebay?

    I have been wondering - Will those perfumes confiscated at the airport wind up at Ebay? Perhaps Airport Custom should have a website selling used fragrances!
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    Re: Sexual pour homme and Gant Adventure

    Tried Sexual again just now... the fresh green topnotes + woody base somehow reminds me of 212 to me. Its like 212 with cognac - if that makes any sense?

    The ancient aphrodisiac they used are not...
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    Re: Bazar - Christian Lacroix

    I guess there are some fragrances that you know is good, but just don't feel its good enough for a purchase unless its cheap?

    I too think its like BLV Aqua, interestingly I always thought that...
  95. Re: In your opinion, which Houses have a nicest looking websites?

    I can give you the worst fragrance websites - They are L'Artisan and Creed. They don't look professional - with a prestigious brand like that, you would've expected something classier. I have a...
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    Re: "Red Blaze" by Calvin Klein

    They should make "Basenotes for men" by Calvin Klein, with the bottle I designed - it will be a best-seller even if its fake! ;)
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    Sexual pour homme and Gant Adventure

    Last week I bought a deodorant and the SA dropped these 2 samples into the bag. I don't know if she chose them intentionally or picked them by random - these are the type of scents I avoid. I believe...
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    Re: Bazar - Christian Lacroix

    Bazar held a special memory for me.

    I once wore this fragrance to the Casino with a very beautiful girl. I think Bazar brought me luck, none of my friends win except me!

    Its not very natural...
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    Re: Before Basenotes...

    LOL, funny post!

    Before I found Basenotes, the only good men's fragrance site is 'Cologne Guy'. The site went dead years ago, I wondered what happened? Not a single niche perfume is mentioned on...
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    Re: Creed dates on boxes

    Some of my Creeds dated more than 4 years - the topnotes are not that prominent anymore, but the drydown is the same - maybe even better than before. Maybe its my mind playing tricks on me, as I...
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