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    Re: ◙◙ Predictions for 2012 ◙◙

    Thierry Mugler house releases Pure Leather...except it doesn't resemble leather at all. Instead we are given berries and vanilla for the 100th time.

    Hugo Boss releases another dozen versions of...
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    Re: Your Top 3 fall/Winter 2011 Fragrance

    1) Pure Malt
    2) Burberry London
    3) Idole de Lubin

    Honorable mention: Artisan Black, Silver Wind Wood
  3. Re: Turn your Swag on. What is your most unisex Frag you can pull of with Confidence.

    Al-Rehab Aseel
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    Re: A Man for All Seasons

    I try to disassociate myself from picking seasons for fragrances. However there are a few in my collection that get to be "too much" in the heat, even with moderate application. That being said,...
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Didnt want to start a new thread. Wanted to say thanks to the members of basenotes for introducing me to this house. Me being Muslim, my parents wore very similar Arabic oils when I was a kid. I...
  6. Re: What have you been thinking of blind buying next ?

    Bond no. 9 New Haarlem

    CB I Hate Perfume - In The Library
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    Re: Aquolina Blue Sugar, worth buying if...?

    With Blue Sugar I definitely recommend testing it on your skin rather than paper. On my skin I get more of that sweet sugar with some caramel...on paper I get black licorice from top to bottom and...
  8. Re: Whats so special about Dolce and Gabanna The One?

    I love the tropical opening, which really reminds me of a cool summer night out, it really is intoxicating!

    Personally for me, I love Ginger in fragrances...it is one of my favourite notes and D&G...
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    Re: Your personal favorite cologe?

    Very good pick!
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    Re: Just bought A*men Taste of Fragrance

    Not a big fan of it. Like someone else said, the chili opening really kills the fragrance for me and yes it does remind me of B*Men, which is my least favourite of the Mugler lineup for men.

    But...
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    Re: D&G The One poser

    I really feel like an exception here.

    This thing lasts (after I tested 2 sprays on my forearm) about 7-8 hours on me before I can't sniff anything.

    Projection...well I do get a decent scent...
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    Re: Your personal favorite cologe?

    At the moment: Idole de Lubin
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    Re: ** NEW** GAULTIER MASCULINE: Kokorico

    A couple of other places you can purchase it from:

    http://www.fragrancex.com/products/_lid_K-am-pid_68853M-am-cid_Cologne__products.html
    ...
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    Re: I need a new, versatile cologne!

    Really, in the end, you can wear what you want whenever you want. Seasons are only a second priority for people who have the budget for many bottles and the option to pick and choose what they see as...
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    Re: pure havane simular

    It really is hard to find something similar to Pure Havane. If you want a good mix of vanilla and tobacco try Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille...really that's the only thing I can think of that may be in...
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    Re: Almost giving up on Creed

    +1 Well said! I know that when I buy a bond no. 9 bottle based off a sample I smelled, it won't be any different. The same cannot be said for Creed. Buying backups from Creed is a risk every time....
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    Re: Scent for a young lawyer

    +1 Grey Vetiver

    If you don't want something that is loud and annoying, but rather subtle and confident (almost gentleman-like), try the following from Chanel:
    Egoiste, Chanel Allure Homme, Bleu...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler's Pure Havane

    Pure Havane is definitely the most versatile "all-ages" fragrance from the A*Men lineup.

    I personally like wearing this one year round (since in my climate, spring and summer are never too humid),...
  19. Re: Your house is burning and you can only save one bottle of cologne...

    If I leave a family member, can I take another bottle with me? :D Haha...I kid I kid...


    Seriously...I'm joking.
  20. Re: A new, BETTER L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme????

    I hope my wording of average guy wasn't taken in a wrong sense. By average guy I meant to say that a lot of YouTube reviewers don't classify themselves as fragrance experts, thst consider themselves...
  21. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Completely forgot about Musc Ravageur. Truly a gem of a scent!
  22. Re: A new, BETTER L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme????

    As I see it,

    Youtube reviews: It's your average guy reviewing fragrances. What does John Doe from down the block think of so-and-so scent. Definitely worth watching for a casual straight forward...
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    Re: Daily wear fragrances; Missing anything?

    Hmm good question:
    From what I've learned, it really boils down to what you enjoy. Out of those two, I definitely give the thumbs up to Edition Blanche and Prada Amber

    Some suggestions I can...
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    Re: "Poor man's" choice - need help

    +1 to PH. It does share some sort of similar personality to Tobacco Vanille and is readily available in the $80-$100 price range.

    Good luck :)
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    Re: Regression to the mean?

    I understand your situation. Having only a few niche bottles (all of which I purchased because I enjoy them for their complexity over the "hum-drum" of my designer collection) I often stray away from...
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    Re: I am in a rut with Le Male...

    @ Jack Hunter, Duke Hunt: I really like the smell of Musc Ravageur (haven't tried Barbare) but for someone who is still in the process of attaining a career-worthy job (about to enter my Masters...
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    Re: What do you wear to the office?

    Pure Havane. Yes...pure havane.
  28. Re: Is the gourmand shift related to obesity epidemic?

    Interesting hypothesis. I may do it for my Masters Dissertation in Psychology haha.
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    Versace's The Dreamer. I have had a girl lick my neck after smelling this on me.
  30. Re: Have you ever purchased a fragrance just because it's a classic men's fragrance?

    I did that with Jazz and Kouros as they were both deemed as classics. Kouros I like, Jazz I absolutely detest with a passion. Neither are for me though...so they get no play.
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    Re: The Wealth Scent

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
  32. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Age 21

    Note: These are my most worn list. This does not mean they are my favourite.

    1) Pure Havane
    2) Versace Dreamer
    3) Pure Malt

    Top 3 Favourite of all time:
    1) Tobacco Vanille
  33. Re: Your house is burning and you can only save one bottle of cologne...

    Hmm...Probably Pure Malt
  34. Re: Thierry Mugler - Complete disregard for non-US customers

    I agree with this. It really feels like a cheap "middle finger" to everyone outside US. As a consumer in Canada, it is very frustrating knowing that Pure Coffee is a planned online-only re-release,...
  35. Re: My Allure Homme Sport doesn't smell as good anymore

    I keep my fragrances in a cool storage compartment....and this same thing happened to me. I wouldn't 100% blame it on something happening with the juice.

    Just recently, I sprayed AHS on my hand...
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    I am in a rut with Le Male...

    Okay so here's the deal.

    I absolutely love the scent of Le Male. It is by far one of my favourite designer scents period. But herein lies the problem.

    As with any sort of fashion, a fragrance...
  37. Re: truly how bad is Burberry London's projection and longevity?

    Wait. How did everyone miss this? Your fragrance expired 3 years ago? Let me guess...some idiot SA at Sephora who knows absolutely nothing about fragrances and only has a job because her waist size...
  38. Re: What was your FIRST and LAST purchase after joining BN ?

    First - Bleu de Chanel
    Last - A*Men Pure Malt
  39. Re: A&F blatantly rips off the Big Pony line then creates the dumbest bottle in the history of bottl

    A&F is like an unfunny joke that doesn't go away.
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    Re: Pure Havane thoughts

    Can't stand the first 15 minutes of it. Way too sweet. But when the powdery cocoa, honey and sweet tobacco come in, it is heavenly
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    Re: Kenneth Cole RSVP is a joke

    I don't want to start a new thread on this, but I agree with Delicious Scent. Just because you hate the scent with a passion, doesn't mean you need to call people who like the scent "idiots" as you...
  42. Re: Best to worst designer fragrance houses, in perfumery art

    @ Bonoanimoes
    I hope you meant cheap, garbage, etc. not cheap & garbage because Burberry, although may be cheap, is DEFINITELY not garbage. Burberry London, along with Brit and Touch stand high and...
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    When did this reformulation happen? The first bottle I have has a sticker on it and I purchased it online about a year ago.

    I bought a backup bottle (since mine is about 3/4 finished) and it is...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Damn! Pure Coffee is the last one missing from my collection
  45. Re: when do fragrances go bad? should I avoid old bottles? what if they dont make it new?

    Hi WellGroomedGentleman, and welcome to Basenotes!

    From my experience with fragrancenet.com and fragrancex.com, they almost always smell fresh and well-stored. I recommend going ahead and buying...
  46. Re: What is your number 1 cologne you cant live with out?

    A*Men
    Versace Dreamer
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    Re: I just blindly ordered Pure Havane.

    Great buy man! I just ordered a tester bottle myself a few hours ago! Looking forward to smelling it soon. The only one missing from my A*Men collection is Pure Coffee. COFFEE WHERE ART THOU?
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    May I ask where you found your Pure Coffee? I have been searching far and wide for it.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Did NOT like Taste of Fragrance at all but did end up buying that and Pure Havane today! :D
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    You can find Tom Ford Private Blend collections at Holt Renfrew!

    Cheers!
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Boutique

    That is what I'm trying to find out from basenotes. Whenever I try to call the TM boutique in US, it says that I can't call from my area. I then tried calling the main TMP number in the US and they...
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    Re: Fragrancex Overcharge??

    Thanks dilney. Up until now, I've always used a US credit card so this was the first time I noticed any change in price.

    Cheers!
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    Thierry Mugler Boutique

    Hey guys!

    So I heard Pure Coffee is making a return (a short one) and I am guessing that they are going to sell it on the US Thierry Mugler Boutique. Is there anyway a Canadian can buy off the TM...
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    Re: guerlain double vanille in Canada

    Thanks guys! Can't wait to get my grubby hands on some double vanille!
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    guerlain double vanille in Canada

    Anyone know where to find this bottle in Canada? The bay doesnt seem to carry it and neither does holt renfrew
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    Re: Pure Coffee Please Come Back!!!

    Hey guys, just a quick question if anyone in Canada can answer.

    Does the thierry mugler boutique ship to Canada or is it only in the US? I ask this because if they plan on doing a limited release...
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    Fragrancex Overcharge??

    I couldn't find any info on this but basically this is the situation:

    I bought 4 fragrances and using the basenotes code, I sat at a total of $187.17. When I checked my credit card a few days...
  58. Hey Basenotes! Check out my new youtube channel!

    Firstly, thanks BN for being an awesome place for people to get together and share their views on fragrances. My whole liking to fragrances started here and it is because of the friendly and helpful...
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    Re: New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    That's weird. I got a very foul spice / chili note right off the top. Hmm...
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    Re: Boss Bottled Night - The Secret Exposed

    I am surprised at the amount of hatred this flanker gets.

    Granted it is nowhere close to Boss Bottled and shouldn't be considered a flanker, but as a "generic, safe, boring" scent, it smells...
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    Re: Fresh cologne for 16 year old?

    +1 for allure homme sport. It is probably one of the most pleasant safe scents out there. It also has good projection and great longevity (I can smell it 8 hours after applying it).

    Also, it is...
  62. Re: Need Help/Advice! Should I BLIND BUY A*Men Pure Havane (2011)?

    May I ask where you are blind buying it from? I am interested in a bottle myself!
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    Re: Bargain bin haul: Are any of these keepers?

    Why do people hate Burberry Sport so much? The ginger in the fragrance is absolutely fantastic. Yes I know it doesn't last a long time, but it's a sport fragrance. What did you expect?
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    Re: The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    Exactly why I used the terms "terrible" and "horrendous" because I personally prefer fragrances that have decent projection and would rather not have my next door neighbor smell what I'm wearing. The...
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    Re: Hugo Boss and Tommy Hilfiger

    If you could pick any Boss, I would recommend one that is not on the list; Boss Bottled (or Boss no. 6). Good all year fragrance and their only decent one imho
  66. Re: What uber-popular fragrance do you wish were less common?

    Any and all Chanel fragrances. Bleu De Chanel is everywhere, Chanel Allure Homme Sport is EVERYWHERE.

    Unfortunately for me, I love the entire Chanel lineup and own majority of their male...
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    The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    As the title suggests, drop your fragrances that just have terrible longevity and horrendous projection.

    The following made my list:
    Versace Man Eau Fraiche sitting at 2 hours, with 1.5 hours...
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    Re: Fragrancenet, FragranceX and LuckyScent

    I couldn't find anyone explaining luckyscent's policy for shipping to Canada so I'll be the first to write it:

    LuckyScent ships via UPS for bottles, and USPS for samples. If you buy a bottle, you...
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    Re: Best Place to buy Bond no. 9?

    I am actually shocked when I tried to find out shipping rates from their official website.

    The shipping cost to Canada via UPS is $150! Are you kidding me?? Not only that, but slap on a brokerage...
  70. Re: Deep, dark yet masculine scents for fall/winter; please suggest

    Encre Noire is amazing. Bvlgari Black is a bit sweet and not really "masculine" as it is deemed by a lot of people as a unisex fragrance.

    Christian Dior's Fahrenheit should do the trick;...
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    Best Place to buy Bond no. 9?

    Hey Basenoters,

    So my 2 started niche houses that I am contemplating sampling from is Creed and Bond no. 9. I know luckyscents has a bunch of samples for creed fragrances but they don't seem to...
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    Re: How do I get into the "niche game"?

    Thank you everyone for your comments and suggestions.

    In terms of buying niche samples, I am not close by to any stores that specialize or sell niche bottles. If I had to choose between...
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    Re: New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    jamwires: I am not 100% sure all "The Bay"s have the new A*Men in stock. I recall the one closest to my house (a small one) didn't have it, but the main one downtown did.
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    Re: New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    From what I recall, the box was black with red writing

    The bottle was a typical A*Men bottle. The star was red this time around.

    Edit: I will try hitting up the Bay again on Friday and taking a...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    +1 to GIT. I've even had gentlemen ask me what I'm wearing.

    Other fragrances that get me compliments:
    Chanel Allure Homme, Allure Homme Sport, Edition Blanche
    Bleu de Chanel
    YSL - La Nuit...
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    How do I get into the "niche game"?

    So I have been a designer-guy for a while now. All of my fragrances (aside from Creed's GIT) are designer fragrances and I feel I want to step up my taste a bit (not to say designer fragrances are...
  77. Re: Bulgari Black, would it work on a summer night date?

    I think Bulgari Black is versatile as all hell. Unless its very humid outside, you can pretty much pull it off. If its a summer night and you're going to be in a crowded area, I suggest going a bit...
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    Re: New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    I personally am a huge "pepper-head" and love pepper and spice based fragrances (Burberry London and The Beat, Marc Jacob's Bang etc.) I just felt they didn't handle the spices well with this...
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    Re: what fragrance is suitable for....

    Although you said no to the sub-par Bleu De Chanel, I think Allure Homme is a nice, mature, professional and safe scent; perfect for a doctor.

    Gucci by Gucci is another one I recommend.

    Also...
  80. Re: Scents with fantastic openings, but gross dry downs.

    The opening of Burberry Sport is godly. The drydown isn't gross but it just becomes a "meh" sport fragrance
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    New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    I don't know if this is old news, but apparently The Bay (Canada's primary seller of Thierry Mugler fragrances) received (TODAY!) the new A*Men flanker. I can't remember the name of it off the top of...
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    Re: Help with Tobacco fragrance

    Would the Michael kors fragrance be good to wear year round or would it be too much to handle in the heat?
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    Re: Help with Tobacco fragrance

    Hey Duke Hunt, thank you for the quick response. I checked out Havana on fragrancex and I think I may purchase it as a blind buy. Is it suited well for all seasons?
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    Help with Tobacco fragrance

    Here is my dilemma. I live in Canada and I can't find a single store that sells Angel Men Pure Havane anywhere.

    I am trying to find an alternative year-round, versatile, signature-scent fragrance...
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    Re: Help with Winter/Fall Fragrance!!

    bump
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    Help with Winter/Fall Fragrance!!

    Hey Basenotes community!

    So I picked up Versace Man Eau Fraiche as a blind buy and my god I am in LOVE with this fragrance. I know a lot of people don't like the over-sweet scent but this thing is...
  87. Re: Guys, if you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    I would recommend:

    1) Boss Bottled Night
    2) YSL La Nuit De L'homme
    3) Bvlgari Black (but don't spray it on RIGHT before trying to seduce someone...wait 1-2 hours)

    Edit: Also D&G The One...
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    Re: Why does it take so long for Fragrancenet to send me my items?

    Well UPS will charge you a stupid broker free that'll cost you an arm and a leg. If they want to ship with "duty and tax included in your shipping" they need to do it through general mail.
    ...
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    Re: College guys 18-23 years old. TOP 5 FRAGS

    In no particular order:

    1) Diesel Fuel for Life
    2) Boss Bottled / Boss Bottled Night
    3) Givenchy Play Intense
    4) L'homme / La nuit de l'homme
    5) Lacoste Essential

    Honorable Mentions:...
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    Re: Help, I can't stop wearing Bulgari Black

    Intelligent reference to classical conditioning. I bid you a nod of my head!
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    Re: Vote for your favorite Chanel Men Fragrance

    edition blanche
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    Re: Received a fake fragrance...

    I don't like bringing up an old, dead topic, but does FragranceX pull any shady deals such as the one that FragranceNet pulls off? I know you can use the Code-Word "FREE" to get worldwide free...
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    Re: Name some of your most addicting fragrances

    The one I seem to be reaching for the most recently is D&G The One. Yes its a very close-to-neck fragrance but the smell is like heroin (no...it doesn't smell like heroin).

    Another bottle that...
  94. Thread: Help!!

    by Serjery
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    Re: Help!!

    Good point. My skin does seem to dry quite a bit in the winter time. That would probably explain the lower longevity on the fragrances.
  95. Thread: Help!!

    by Serjery
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    Help!!

    Yes the simplicity of the title describes my dreadful situation (this may get long, but please read through as I need help!)

    I may have been conned. I bought a few fragrances from a department...
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    London, Brit and Chanel

    I had a couple of questions about the two burberry top sellers.

    Firstly which one would you recommend for an expensive night out in the fall? Burberry Brit or London?

    Secondly, is Burberry brit...
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    Re: Today I bought - October

    1) Burberry Brit
    2) Chanel Allure
    3) YSL La Nuit Pour L'homme
    4) JPG Le Male

    All bought today
  98. Re: Compliment Tracking - Do You Keep a Log? (or is that just me)

    I work at a restaurant so I am always near people. I bought Bleu de Chanel a week ago and kept a mental log of the number of compliments I have received by it. On me, it has good sillage for about...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Bleu de Chanel similar to Gucci by Gucci? I didn't really get that from smelling both the fragrances, though I could be wrong as I am pretty new to this

    Doesn't gucci by gucci have tobacco and...
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    Re: A contrast/contradiction to Bleu De Chanel

    So Marc Jacobs would give off a good amount of sillage?

    I really like Gucci by Gucci and I think that would work for me but from what I have read in other threads, is bleu de chanel and gucci by...
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