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  1. Re: Do a lot more men use designer fragrances these days as opposed to lets say 20-25+ years ago?

    Kansas here. Wichita, specifically. I almost never smell fragrance on guys. Back in college, at parties, sure. In my later clubbing/bar days, yeah...to an extent, I guess. But, day-to-day,...
  2. Re: Guilty pleasure: sweet, synthetic mess fragrances

    Rochas Man. Just gave myself a couple spritzes. Hadn't worn this in ages. Quite nice. Yes, a bit of a chemical mess up close, but, warm and smooth at a distance. Sweet as well, but not overly...
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    Re: CHANEL Platinum Egoiste VS Bleu du CHANEL edp

    I'm not particularly a fan of either, but at some point years ago I saw fit to purchase a bottle of Platinum from Sephora's, and have used up about 80% of this 2011 bottle since. I rarely wear it...
  4. Re: Do you care how a fragrance is advertised and promoted?

    I literally couldn't pick this Jeremy chap out of a lineup. Admittedly, until late last year I'd been out of active fragrance collecting for a stretch, but, in all the time I've been into fragrance...
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    The girlfriend and I received a 10 X 2ml sample set of Replica for Christmas. Finished trying them all tonight. I'd only ever sampled By the Fireplace Before. Jazz Club was pretty nice, but didn't...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th December, 2018

    SOTD: Jazz Club

    SOTE: At the Barber's

    I may, or may not have received a Replica sample set for Christmas.
  7. Re: Have all the good fragrances already been invented and introduced?

    Yes. Clearly, the top of the mountain was reached with Aventus, and now it's just a long downward trek back to base camp from here on out.
  8. Re: tea scent suggestions - complex but tea out front...

    I'm not a tea fan at all, and so may not be best qualified to help, but, in terms of frags with tea notes, my favorites are Tea for Two and Black Tea by Murdock. T42 is actually one of my favorite...
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    Re: Your Christmas Haul

    Lol! My future sister-in-law's mom got me an Axe gift set last year, and a can of B&B Bourbon(actually kinda smells alright honestly, for glorified Axe) this year. She'd heard I was into fragrance...
  10. Re: Why in the bloody hell is YSL- Y getting praise ?

    A real shocker, but some people don't have thousands of dollars invested in cologne. Some people just want to smell good. Y smells good. For the record, I'm wearing M7 Fresh today and think Y is...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd December, 2018

    Let my gf choose, as I was going to a family dinner of hers. I narrowed it down to Aventus, Tea42, and M7 Fresh. M7 Fresh it is.
  12. Re: Recommendations for a college stuednt looking to build a collection

    La Nuit is garbage, lol. J/K, fragrance is subjective, but I've got a vintage bottle that has never, ever wowed me. It blows my mind that I could probably sell my bottle for $150 on ebay. Burberry...
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    Re: Best way to remove fragrance?

    A shower and loofah are your friends.
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    Re: Parfumes on clothes in winter.

    I don't really worry about it. But, if I apply fragrance right before leaving the house I do try to give it a minute or two to dry before I put on my coat/jacket.
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    Re: I'm starting to realise....

    I've never had a signature scent. I'm lucky to wear even my most favorite frags more than a couple times a month. I'm just known by the people who know me as the guy who always smells really good. ...
  16. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Guerlain Heritage EDT, faux wood cap, should be arriving today.

    Decant: John Varvatos Oud
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    Just received a decant of this today, and I must say, it's been love since first sniff. I did initially question whether it was a touch too feminine, but the girlfriend, who was there when I applied...
  18. Re: **NEW**[$$SPECIAL$$]creed,tom ford,chanel,dior,mfk,frederic malle,xerjoff,discontinued!!

    Just received another decant from Jay. Ambre Nuit. Awesome stuff. Thanks!
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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    Burberry London, of course.
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    Re: All fragrance houses are in on the scam

    I would imagine as even many expensive perfumes are cheap to manufacture it would have less to do with saving money in the manufacturing process, and instead to force customers to use more of the...
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    Re: Is Creed the only company that matters now ?

    Creed has been hyped here since I joined, but back then I recall Millesime Imperial as being the Aventus of the board. Admittedly, though, this whole Aventus thing has really reached a whole new...
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    Re: Egoiste vs. Platinum Egoiste

    Despite its legendary status I only just tried Egoiste for the first time this year. I blind bought a bottle from Chanel.com, and thankfully, unlike so many other fragrances over the years, it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th December, 2018

    Eau Sauvage EDT
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    Re: What's your worst Shipping experience to date?

    Received a very leaky bottle of Bentley Intense from Fragrancenet. They exchanged it, though, without any fuss. It was a blind buy, and I didn't like it at all. After realizing I hated the...
  25. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    GIT was, is, and always will be, awesome! That being said, I don't think my current 2016 bottle has quite the legs of my old, 2011 bottle. But, Creed and their batch variations, yada, yada.
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    Re: Has ADG Profumo been reformulated at all?

    This stuff would be great if it lasted more than 30 minutes on my skin, and generally speaking, I usually get good longevity out of fragrances. It could be nose blindness, as my gf says she can...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th December, 2018

    SOTD: GIT
    SOTE: Cedrat Boise
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    Re: Anyone else craving fresh scents this winter?

    No. I don't love the cold, but I'm loving the opportunity to wear heavier fall/winter frags right now. And anyways, in the late evenings, after I'm settled in for the night and showered, with the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th December, 2018

    SOTD: Bogart Signature

    SOTE: Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Varvatos Vintage: ordered a bottle for my brother for Christmas

    AdG Essenza: decant ran out, so ordered a bottle for me
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th December, 2018

    Burberry London
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    Re: Guys and girls, what's your favorite fragrace?

    Perish the thought! But, I suppose if I had to choose just one I'd go with Green Irish Tweed. It was one of the first "niche" fragrances I tried when I got into fragrances, and it's been a staple...
  33. [CONUS] Re: Jubilation XXV, Erolfa, Sequoia, Fahrenheit Parfum, and others for swap...

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Aventus

    Hadn't worn this one in ages. As good as it may be I'm rarely actually in the mood to wear it.
  35. Thread: SAFFRON + oud?

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    Re: SAFFRON + oud?

    Mancera Aoud Vanille
  36. Re: real cedar-y (maybe with other notes) - what do you suggest

    +1

    Also, CdG Kyoto.
  37. Re: How many compliments do you get wearing Dior Sauvage?

    I've rarely worn it, and have come to dislike it so much I've put my bottle up for swap, but, it garnered me one of the only two unsolicited compliments I've received from a stranger in the past...
  38. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mancera Aoud Vanille. I like it a lot. I didn't get quite the performance out of it that others seem to have experienced, as it had pretty much become a light skin scent after roughly 3 hours. ...
  39. Poll: Re: Which Dior Homme collection fragrance is your most worn?

    Dior Homme Eau is the only one I like or ever wear, and as my gf let it slip last night that she ordered me a 5 oz'er for Christmas, it will remain that one, lol. I tried to tell her there's no...
  40. Re: Has a fragrance ever made you physically angry?

    Nope
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    Poll: Re: Buying one of these four, vote for the fun

    Voted for the Valentino. Yeah, DHI may be a Basenotes darling, but it is just not for me. Smells ok on my girlfriend, though.
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    Re: Help Gifting A Fragrance, Please!

    Both Cedrat Boise and The One put that "sparkle" in my girlfriend's eye. She's 37, and if I do say so myself, quite attractive, lol. Between the two I think The One would make for a a better winter...
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    Re: Royal Oud - An appreciation

    Wore this today for the first time in a long time. The dry down really is where it shines. I put it on and went about my day, and a few hours later it hit me just how damn good I smelled, lol.
  44. Re: For Some Reason This Reminded Me of the Modern Niche Market

    Lol, nice! Reminds me of the Penn&Teller's Bull*** segment from some years ago where patrons at a trendy restaurant are introduced to an "artisanal" water menu. After sampling and raving over the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit-worthy longevity?

    No, definitely leans towards the drier end of the spectrum, without being arid. Minty green goodness. I really like the stuff, and wore it quite frequently during this past summer. Even in 100...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st December, 2018

    SOTE: Varvatos Vintage, which the gf ordered for me for Christmas, and just arrived today. There are more on the way, according to her. Hopefully she actually wraps a few of them and saves them...
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Burberry London

    Despite being into fragrance for over a decade now, I only just got around to trying this yesterday, when I received a 1oz mini in the mail. I wasn't going for "vintage", but the...
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    Re: Fahrenheit-worthy longevity?

    I must be lucky because I find I can get a workday out of most fragrances, with the exception of a few underperformers like The One and Versace pour Homme (which I detest but which puts a sparkle in...
  49. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Arriving today was a 1 oz mini of Burberry London. Though it may be hard to believe, I've actually never tried this one before. But the other day I decided to impulse buy a small bottle off of ebay...
  50. Re: Mancera fragrances - what is your favorite fragrance?

    I really need to get to sampling more from this house, but thus far I've only tried Cedrat Boise and Red Tobacco. CB was love at first sniff and I immediately acquired a bottle. The girlfriend...
  51. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    Only thing I have a backup of is vintage Tea 4 Two.
  52. Re: Help! I can't decide between Green Irish Tweed and New Haarlem!

    I'm a bit biased, as I've probably gone through more bottles GIT than any other fragrance. But that's not necessarily because it's my absolute favorite fragrance of all time, though it's close, but...
  53. [CONUS] Jubilation XXV, Erolfa, Sequoia, Fahrenheit Parfum, and others for swap...

    Hello everyone. It's been ages since I've done a Basenotes swap, but, I've accrued some fragrances that, for whatever reason, I am just no longer interested in. So, here goes. All bottles are the...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage and Johnny Depp

    No. If anything I'd prefer no celebrities to be associated with my favorite fragrances, less someone think THAT is the reason I'm wearing them. And as far as fragrance advertising in general goes,...
  55. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    This little haul just arrived in the mail. I've never tried the Tumulte before or the Puredistance M, so it should be a fun afternoon/evening of sampling.

    https://i.imgur.com/GZi7qoh.jpg
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    Re: What is your favorite lavender designer?

    Dior Eau Noir
  57. Re: [INTL] CREED / P. DE MARLY / TOM FORD / DIOR / AMOUAGE / TAUER / F. MALLE etc. (Ships from EU)

    Just received my package today. For those in the US looking to order from Helder, you've nothing to worry about. It took about a week and a half total for delivery.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2018

    Though I didn't purchase these today, they did arrive today (never sure whether to post this kind of thing here, or in waiting to be delivered, as it doesn't really fit either, but I love to share,...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2018

    Those Aeria bottles are delightful. I'm not much of a traveler, but I almost want to buy a ticket to Paris to hang out with you, Hednic. I'm actually between jobs right now, and have the free time...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2018

    Just pulled the trigger on a full bottle of Fahrenheit parfum. Got a decant the other day of this and Absolute. Absolute is nice...but, well, I just bought the parfum so that says all that needs to...
  61. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Awesome! I just recently acquired bottles of M7 Fresh and CDG Sequoia, lol.
  62. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Lol, thanks. Coincidentally, I received a sample of Patrick yesterday and got to try it for the first time. Really good stuff. To my nose, though, it smells a lot like Azzaro pour homme. which...
  63. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    And a 400 Euro fragrance, Hednic? I'm flattered. I admit I had to look that one up. It does sound like something I would like.
  64. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone! I was debating what to wear for my SOTE, and then it became quite obvious, Azzaro pour home (vintage). We were both "launched" in 1978, lol.
  65. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    https://i.imgur.com/37P8EcV.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/6BgiYBa.jpg

    The top one is me back in early April out adventuring in the woods. I'm resting my eyes while breakfast heats up. The adorable dog...
  66. Re: Taking this hobby to the next leve, nichel--suggestions please

    Mancera Cedrat Boise

    Amouage Sunshine Man

    Creeds are a pretty safe bet...Green Irish Tweed, Aventus, Royal Oud, Himalaya, etc...

    And has been mentioned, don't get too caught up in the...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2018

    Inspired by the recent thread on Jacques Bogart Signature I decided to blind buy a bottle of Signature off of Amazon using a gift card I recently received. Also inspired by a Jubilation XXV thread I...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation XXV Reformulation?

    Now, Dia Man is a hollow shell of it's former self. To my nose the current smells nothing like it did back circa '06/'07. Which sucks, because I used to love Dia Man. I would never buy a bottle of...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th May, 2018

    Nio
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    Re: Looking for a not smoky cedar

    Count me as one who'd never heard of Tumulte, but it sounds awesome. Just snagged a .15 oz mini off of ebay.
  71. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Received a decant today of Nio (square bottled version), my first Xerjoff. This is definitely one of the best citrus dominated fragrances I've yet to try. Those who've thrown around the term "beast...
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    Re: Help Basenotes become awesomer

    Done. I was going to just sign up for BAsenotes Plus instead, but I wasn't sure if membership automatically renews or not, cause there were indications it did, and I do sometimes disappear for a few...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, hednic!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th May, 2018

    I've been doing some speed/power testing today on some decants and samples which arrived. But, now I'm done, and I've settled on one for a full wear the rest of the evening...Black Tea by Murdock. ...
  75. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    No offense taken. I've only ever used your typical, average shower gel (think Suave, maybe Bath & Body Works/Ulta if someone gifts it to me). I've no experience with "fancy" soap, lol, so I didn't...
  76. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Cool, I'll have to check that out. I've only every used the Beard Lube, and it's great stuff. Regarding the bar soaps, how long does the scent linger on your skin? I love sandalwood, but if I...
  77. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    These are today's arrivals. The decants on the left are Fahrenheit Parfum, Fahrenheit Absolute, Sel Marin, Tobacco Vanille, Aventus 16l01 (just decided to try another batch out, lol) and Rive Gauche...
  78. Re: [WWSPECIAL$$] AVENTUS, Hermes, Le Labo, Xerjoff, Creed , TOM FORD, dior privee!!

    Just received another package from Jay. A flawless experience as always.
  79. Re: Which fragrances would you pick for a weekend with friends?

    Definitely concur on the T42. I wore it yesterday, in fact, to a mothers day/birthday party gathering, and it seemed to fit the occasion perfectly. Of course, a lot depends on what activities my...
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    Re: A better version of Liz Claiborne Curve?

    I don't even remember what Curve smells like, so admittedly, I can't help much. But I do have a brief Curve Crush story. I bought a small bottle years ago when I first got into fragrances. Did not...
  81. Re: Which fragrance would you buy 2 or more bottles of if it ended production tomorrow????

    GIT. Yeah, it took me 6 years to finish my last bottle, but it's been there since the beginning of my fragrance journey...my first love, lol. Yes, many different fragrances have come and gone since...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    It's possible that during the life of your bottle it spent an excessive amount of time in a shipping container dockside somewhere, baking in the sun. But, 7 years of time, alone, is not near enough...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th May, 2018

    T42. It garnered an unsolicited compliment from my brother's future mother in-law, lol. I'll take it.
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    Re: Is bond no 9 the most underrated house

    I've yet to come across a Bond No. 9 fragrance that I considered FBW, so I'd say no. If anything, I've always gotten the impression they were pretty popular on the boards. I knew nothing about the...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    And especially not around where I live...Wichita, KS. I've got Sephora's, Dillards, Von Maur, and Ulta. Plus your assortment of TJ Maxx's, Marshall's, etc. I'm grateful for even those, to be...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Wow, that is impressive on multiple levels.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks! Well, let's see if this works.

    https://i.imgur.com/ZKPVL48.jpg

    And sorry for all of the technical difficulties folks.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th May, 2018

    Beach Hut Man
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    Re: The best of Xerjoff?

    All of this Xerjoff talk, and I've yet to sample any of their fragrances. Well, I've now got decants of Mefisto and Kobe on the way.
  90. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    M7 Fresh is definitely unique. I've never come across anything that smells quite like it. It's a great fusion of ginger, citrus, and oud. There's also vetiver in there, and it reveals itself...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks. And I think I'm just gonna be confined to attachments, lol, because my text box doesn't look anything like your text box. I've scrolled over every available and potential icon hoping to...
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    Re: Mancera Scents: Considering a few....

    Of those three, I've only experience with Cedrat Boise, but I liked it enough to purchase a bottle.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Yeah, I'm still not finding it. Thanks, though. So, attachment it is.
  94. Re: Murdock London comes stateside - with new bottles

    Well, you guys got me intrigued enough I decided to pull the trigger on the 4x10ml sample set. May the blind-buy gods show me kindness. :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I appreciate the assistance, but unfortunately, the "third icon" is proving elusive. I guess I'm blind or something.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Ah, I see. My bad then.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Back in December I was down to only a few bottles. I'd originally planned to pick up just a few fragrances, like Aventus, and a replacement GIT, and call it good. Well, that didn't go as planned. ...
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    Re: Virgin Island Water - Best Summer Scent?

    Not a fan at all. In fact, it may be my least liked Creed fragrance. But that being said, total congrats on finding a new fragrance you love and are so passionate about. That's always fun times.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th May, 2018

    M7 Fresh
  100. Re: Fragrance free work zone, would it break your decision to work there?

    The only place I've ever worked which forbade fragrances altogether was Starbucks. First day of training the shift manager was like "are you wearing cologne, because you can't, the scent can get in...
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