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    Re: Not to be morbid, but...

    Spray some Kouros on me when I die, it would be the first time I'd get to wear this highly touted scent without having to smell that urine note myself. I'm calling my lawyer....this needs to go...
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    Re: Help choosing a new fragrance!

    I like Blue Label alot, but prefer Aqua de Bulgari over it.
  3. Thread: Your Top 15!

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    Re: Your Top 15!

    In no particular order

    Armand Basi Homme
    Bulgari Black
    Bulgari Aqua de Bulgari
    Burberry Brit
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Dior Homme
    Creed MI
    Geir
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    Re: Which is the most unique fresh fragrance...

    DLish Clean Men is very fresh smelling
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes - Summer's Essence

    I just received it today, can't wait to try it out tonight.
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    Re: Armand Bassi homme?

    I think it's great, I bought it blind because it was so inexpensive, and was rated highly. It's more of a cold weather fragrance at least on me, so I've only worn it a few times, but have gotten...
  7. Re: Do you shy away from fragrances endorsed by celebrities?

    I base my opinion on the fragrance, not who endorses it. Endorsements mean little to me, celebrities endorse products for money, it's nice if they actually use them or like them, but we know thats...
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    Re: The one with the most....

    62 bottles and counting
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    Re: General CREED perfumes impression

    I have to agree, the aura surrounding Creed is very impressive. I happen to like their fragrances, MI, SMW, and BdP are great, AA is an acquired taste, but I appreciate it being unique. I just...
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    Re: One scent for the rest of your life.

    One fragrance for the rest of my life....that's tough. It would have to be Genderme, something light enough to wear to work, but also smells nice to those that get "close" in social situations.
  11. Re: If someone offered you a FREE bottle of one of these, which one/and why?

    Envy
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    Re: Any others with fragrance-oblivious SOs?

    Two years ago my SO was told by her very "status conscious" friend who only wears designer clothes and works at Nordstrums that DG PH was "the fragrance" for men. My SO immediately bought me a big...
  13. Thread: A Kouros Mystery

    by jpara
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    Re: A Kouros Mystery

    I really don't think it's a matter of sexuality, it's the desire to not smell like urine. If I or others that I've asked their opinion told me they smelled sex, and not urine, I'd buy a big white...
  14. Thread: A Kouros Mystery

    by jpara
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    Re: A Kouros Mystery

    I really wish I didn't smell urine when I use it, I've tested it 3 times in 3 different stores, and each time, I smelled urine. I admit the dry down is nice, but getting there is hell.
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    Re: Does Égoïste still come in 1.7 fl oz?

    I just bought a 1.7, I'm not sure if it's old though, smells great.
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    Re: Portugal, thy Holy Grail...

    I agree definitely my favorite Creed so far
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    Re: Silver Mtn Water revisited

    Good question. I guess the hype surrounding Creed on here, and the high price tag led to unrealistic expectations. I just assumed when I received my first bottle I would smell something so far...
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    Re: Silver Mtn Water revisited

    I just purchased it, and like it alot despite it being a shared scent, and not very masculine. I detect some similarities to MI, but then my nose is still in training, so I could be wrong. It's a...
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    Re: Sleeping or NOT....Fragrances before bed time

    Thanks, I'll do a search, and read through the older thread.
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    Sleeping or NOT....Fragrances before bed time

    Being fairly new to BN, and fragrances, I've built up a decent size collection, and enjoy wearing them through out the day, and evening. *

    I'm typically a good sleeper, out once I hit the pillow,...
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    Re: Which Creed do you prefer?

    MI (lasts all day on me)
    BdP
    GIT
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    I get over 200 different TV channels through cable, and over 100 different radio stations between broadcast, XM and Sirius. I probably only listen or watch 10% of them, but that doesn't mean the...
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    Re: What's Missing at the Fragrance Counter?

    That is exactly what I was looking for, thank you.
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    Re: What's Missing at the Fragrance Counter?

    Im sure this isn't what you intended, but for me, what would be nice is to see something similar to a color wheel only for fragrances.

    Something that categorizes fragrances loosely so for example...
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    Re: Thoughts after a night out on the town.

    Could be you didn't apply enough Boss to combat the smoke, other fragrances in the club. DG PH can pretty much cut through anything if applied heavy.

    As others have said, could have just been the...
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    Re: Buying frags blind

    About 50% of my purchases are blind. I use the reviews here, and look at the composition of the fragrance, comparing the notes to other fragrances I own and like. Most of the experienced people here...
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    Re: Minumum # of Fragrance

    Hi Jpara,

    As much as I love the Basenotes forum, there is one thing that really gets to me about some of the replies - misreading a previous post and then just 'going into one'.

    One of the...
  28. Re: some things that you should know about creed p

    In the months that I've been a member of BN I've read alot of posts about Creed. As Scentemental eloquently stated, most of the Creed posts on here typically mention a specific fragrance, then...
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    Re: a word in praise of shoddy longevity

    I like the shorter lived frags too. For work I go with longer lasting fresh scents to get me through the day. By the time I get home, they are longer present, and I get to apply a new shorter lasting...
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    Re: D&G PH all over NYC

    Most cabs in NY are not well maintained, so alot of times the AC just doesn't work. Now with the relatively high cost of gas here (compared to last year), cabs are shutting their cars off or turning...
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    Re: D&G PH all over NYC

    One would think D&G PH flows from the water faucets of every house it has become so common here. I haven't worn it in over a year as it seems to be the choice of cab drivers with poor hygiene that...
  32. Re: My dabbling with perfumery could be the end...

    It's not easy to ignore the man behind the curtain once you have seen him (sorry for the lame Wizard of Oz reference). I'm sure every field has a similar analogy. What makes man different than...
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    Re: You decide between these two..

    Basi Homme
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    Re: Hugo Boss has left the building.

    I tried Soul and Energise on the same day, one on each wrist. Soul started out alot better to me than Energise and by the time i was done shopping I decided Soul was better and purchased it.

    As I...
  35. Re: I am just so f*cking tired of "piss" posts....

    You're right I don't walk into a bathroom and think it smells like Kouros, that would indicate that smelling Kouros is more familiar than smelling piss in a urinal. But....when I've tried Kouros on...
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    Re: Cologne for 22-yr-old son?

    Seems like part of the goal is to find him a fragrance to replace the LeMale knockoff you despise so much. If his tastes lean that way, you may be wasting your money with any of these choices. I...
  37. Re: Guys, I seriously need a man's opinion here...

    If he wore the fragrance for 15 years knowing that your ex wore it, and now just recently decided to stop I'd wonder what the catalyst was to cause him to reconsider.
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    Re: Long, unfair rant about D&G PH.

    I agree 100%. I like D&G pH if applied sparingly, but an overdose of the stuff (and you don't need too many sprays of this to overdose!) *is just sickening. [/quote]


    Yeah I agree as well. Its...
  39. Re: Guys, I seriously need a man's opinion here...

    I'm sure you are being humorous, but obviously a fragrance that causes a physical reaction is alot more personal than hair color. I'm curious if women would agree to wear the purfume that their...
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    Re: Fragrances for a Trip to Europe

    I'd go with AdG, Brit, DG PH, and Black code.
  41. Re: Guys, I seriously need a man's opinion here...

    The question really depends on whether your ex did wear it, and if he wore it at your request due to the physical reaction it caused in you. If the answers are yes then I would most likely choose not...
  42. Re: Not another Rive Gauche Thread!...EdT vs. Inte

    I just received it in the mail yesterday, and tried it today. Three sprays and six hours later I can still smell it on me, but no one has bitten me :(
  43. Thread: Good Office Wear

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    Re: Good Office Wear

    Gendarme (original and V)
    CK Eternity Summer
    Azzaro Chrome
    Givenchi Blue Label
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Aqva de Bvlgari
    L'Instant de Guerlin PH
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    Re: Sleeper frags??? Here's mine....

    Armand Basi Homme, it gets alot of compliments.
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    Re: I wish I could quit you. =(

    I agree, my collection has grown from 3 to 40 in the same time, definitely an expensive hobby. What's even worse is that fragrances that I used to like alot, I don't seem to enjoy as much, because of...
  46. Re: Okay is it only me Eternity Summer=troubling..

    It may have been how his body reacted to it. I wear it as part of my rotation as does a co-worker and never had the reaction you did to it.
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    Re: The Burberry Brit drydown

    That's why I always suggest to people asking about what to wear on interviews to wear none, you can't ever be sure how fragrances will affect people.
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    Re: New Guess Men at Marshalls

    You guys must have some nice Marshalls where you live. Here on Long Island the stores shelves are mostly empty and the closest thing I've seen to mens fragrances was a tube of YSL M7 shower gel. Sigh
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    Armand Basi Homme

    I haven't seen much written about this one on BN, but it has become one of my favorites. I sampled it, and found it really cheap on the internet. I really like the top notes and dry down. I consider...
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    Re: The Burberry Brit drydown

    I kind of like the dry down, very fresh and powdery.
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    Re: I love Dior Homme...!!!

    Based on all the positive feedback on here, I decided to buy it blind, couldn't be happier. I think I have a new favorite. Thanks
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    Re: Minumum # of Fragrance

    I've found in a very short period of time that fragrances, like clothing, hairstyle, jewelry, etc are another way to express yourself. If you are fortunate to find that 10 fragrances give you the...
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    Re: Why no love for fresh stuff?

    I like fresh scents, in fact I just ordered Gendarme V. The fresh scents are ideal for work, where you are interfacing with alot of people and want to smell nice, but not over powering. Nights and...
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    Re: Frag for interview

    No fragrance for interviews, especially not first ones. If you get called back for a second, and you notice people in the office do wear them, then maybe something light like gendarme, but still be...
  55. Thread: for work

    by jpara
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    Re: for work

    As it gets warmer I find myself going more with Gendarme, Chrome, CK Eternity Summer, Bvlgari Aqua and Live Jazz as the main rotation I wear to work. I find even with these, less is more for my skin...
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    Re: What happens when someone is your twin...

    If you are at a bar "accidently" spill your glass of straight scotch or whiskey on them, beer might even work if it isn't a lite *:). *Just joking, I would never endorse such behavior, but it does...
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    Re: I am lovin Unforgivable

    I had the same experience. I tried the tester on my wrist and really liked how it smelled on me, so I bought it. About two hours later I couldn't smell it anymore and was actually considering...
  58. Thread: Minor Geir rant

    by jpara
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    Re: Minor Geir rant

    I just spray my chest, as it is strong. I find on my skin, using it on my wrists or elbow and my chest can become over powering.
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    Re: Business trip frag advice

    I'd take Genderme, and Baldy. Gendarme is perfect for business meetings, especially with new people, and Baldy is great day or night. My third choice would be XS.
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th May

    Azzaro Chrome
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    Re: Is it impolite...

    It's not impolite, but here in NY I'd say there's a 50/50 chance you'd get a negative reaction depending on the social situation. If a guy is hanging out with a bunch of his buddies and you call out...
  62. Re: Wore.............................and got beate

    Someone said Kouros already... :)
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    Re: Plastic Wrapping around box

    Thanks to everyone that replied. I feel alot better. Does Gendarme use wrapping?
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    Plastic Wrapping around box

    Just curious, as I received my internet order for Geir today and the box was not sealed in plastic. All of the fragrances I've bought and seen were sealed in a plasitic wrapping around the box? I'm...
  65. Re: Sean "Diddy" Combs launch of Unforgivable at S

    I'd sooner buy a bottle of Eau D'OJ Simpson, because at least there's a chance some of the money will go towards his victims' court settlement. As a general rule, I don't like subsidizing criminals...
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    Re: Plain English ratings

    Yeah, Kouros has that effect on people too. *;)

    [/quote]

    That may be one of the effects, though not any of the ones i've witnessed
  67. Re: Sean "Diddy" Combs launch of Unforgivable at S

    I don't have an issue with discussing the people behind the fragrances, as long as your opinion of the fragrance and person can be separated.

    To say you don't like Sean Combs for various reasons...
  68. Re: Sean "Diddy" Combs launch of Unforgivable at S

    I agree, there is no need for personal attacks. I prefer we keep things focused on the fragrances, and not the people whose name are associated with them.

    As a point of interest, I didn't see...
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    Re: How is fragrance regarded in your culture?

    Good points Herb Lady, I can still remember the scent of Aqua Velva after shave on my grandfather, but he'd never wear a cologne or EDT, it just wasn't done by his generation. My dad had some Chaps,...
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    Re: looking for every day frag

    Chrome
    CK Eternity Summer for Men
    Gendarme
    Bulgari Aqua
  71. Re: Sean "Diddy" Combs launch of Unforgivable at S

    I happen to like Unforgiveable, I don't know if the one at Saks is the same as I bought for $60, but if it is, it's pretty nice. My initial complaint was longevity, but that appears limited to the...
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    Re: Am I addicted? *A 30 day experiment. * *

    It's not nice to tease ShyCat....
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    Re: Am I addicted? *A 30 day experiment. * *

    I'm right there with you, but I can't officially start until next week since my internet purchase of Geir won't arrive until then. Once that gets here it's no new purchases until July.

    I know i'm...
  74. Re: What will be my new purchase? Help me decide!

    I voted for Black Code, I like Envy alot, but Black Code is still my favorite
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    Re: My father is furious over Basenotes

    Sadly it's not a totally irrational thought, I'm sure someone has tried it at a local level. But given you could get poisoned at a local restaurant, pizza place or deli, is it worth worrying about. ...
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    Re: Just starting out, help me pick a few frags

    I'm sure you will get tons of suggestions, if you are looking for daytime casual, check out;

    Azzaro Chrome
    CK Eternity Summer for Men
    Gendarme
    YSL Live Jazz
    Nautica Voyage

    These are...
  77. Re: The ultimate hobby experience: I drunk the bot

    There's not enough money in the world to get me to drink Kouros
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    Re: What did your Father use?

    Same here, that was scary.
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    Re: Hugo Boss "have no.. soul"???

    Add me to the list too, while I like it alot, my wife and her friends "really" like it. Same with Magnetism which I just bought. I thought it might be too fruity, but she said it's in one of her...
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    Re: Help with my wardrobe

    Ok, this is addicting....

    Did some shopping this weekend, spent alot more than I wanted to, here were the choices;

    Paco Rabanne XS
    Escada Magentism
    Chanel Allure Homme
    Aramis Life
    Gucci Por...
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    Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    Czesc,

    You're caught up in the generalities about what life at 30 and 40 is supposed to be like, especially how it relates to fashion, musical tastes, and fragrances.

    Society likes to create...
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    Re: Blind buys you have most regretted...

    Not that I dislike them as much as I prefer to wear others

    Marc Jacobs
    Polo Black
    Jazz

    I'm hoping that once some times passes, and I go back to these I'll have a new appreciation for them.
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    Re: 80's frag for party

    Ones I remember most,

    CK Obsession
    Quorum
    Iron
    Jovan Musk
    Drakkar Noir
    Chaps
    Hero
    Canoe
  84. Thread: Howdy

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    Re: Howdy

    I really liked Nautica Voyage when I first tried it, and I bought it. Since then I purchased some other fragrances, and now find myself going with Chrome, CK Eternity Summer for Men, Gendarme, and...
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    Re: Just can't find that exceptional scent

    I am not sure what 20 years old in Holland wear, but I agree that Bulgari Aqua PH is a great scent. It's a nice change from Chrome, which i wear to work alot. While you are there, you might want to...
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    Re: Help with my wardrobe

    Thanks, I just looked it up on the web, no M7 Fresh, no M7 and no Geir at Sephora, looks like I might do some internet shopping instead.
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    Re: Help with my wardrobe

    Wore Sean John Unforgiveable today, and noticed it lasted alot longer today than it had the previous day. I'm really happy with the choices so far, looking forward to trying Envy Saturday night. I...
  88. Thread: Kouros

    by jpara
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    Re: Kouros

    It must have to do with body chemistry because when i sprayed some on my wrist the first thing I thought of was urine. I had read so many positive things on here about it, I wanted to like it, but...
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    Re: Fragrance for interviews?

    I have been a manager for 15 years and have owned my own business for 3 years. There are general guidelines for the interview process, especially for professional positions, that are suggested to...
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    Re: Help with my wardrobe

    nothing wrong with mainstream. *
    [/quote]

    No there really isn't, as there are some great mainsteam fragrances out there. It's just that alot of people wear them. Now that I've found BN, I'm more...
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    Re: Help with my wardrobe

    Thanks for the welcome, this board has been great. I've read alot of different types of boards here, and I don't think I've ever encountered such a cohesive and helpful community. I look forward to...
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    Re: Help with my wardrobe

    Thanks for the suggestions, I went shopping this week and picked up;

    Hugo Boss Baldessarini - outstanding - lasts forever
    Burberry Brit - outstanding - lasts forever
    Gucci Envy - smelled great...
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    Re: URGENT - What to wear for an interview?

    You are correct, anytime you wear a fragrance in an unknown environment you risk offending others, or causing someones allergies to be triggered. In such cases you make a trade-off decision, taking...
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    Re: Price Your Collection

    The topic brings up a good point, will home owners insurance cover the replacement cost of your wardrobe should it be stolen or lost in a fire? Wonder if pictures or receipts are required as proof of...
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    Re: Distinct frags, what to buy?

    I tried Kouros today, the description someone else in here used came to mind, "cats piss". It obviously doesn't agree with my body chemistry. I was actually disappointed because I had heard alot of...
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    Re: URGENT - What to wear for an interview?

    I think this is an extreme generalization. Going into the interview process your goal is convince the person interviewing you that your skills, education, work experience and work ethic are superior...
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    Re: URGENT - What to wear for an interview?

    I understand completly what you saying. The point i was trying to make was. There isnt really no way of telling what will be the person´s stand on fragrances. So why go in there asuming the "worst"?....
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    Re: URGENT - What to wear for an interview?

    I agree, as someone that does alot of hiring and interviewing there is nothing worse than getting stuck in a closed office with someone that is wearing a fragrance that doesn't appeal to me. If the...
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    Re: Help with my wardrobe

    Thanks, I guess my wardrobe is more mainstream than most here, which I realize now isn't necessarily good, but they did help me discover the hobby and began my quest in the world of fragrances. I've...
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    Re: Most imitated frags

    Might be my untrained nose, but Azzaro Chrome and Nautica's Voyage seem very similar to me. Anyone else notice this?
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