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    Re: Explain to me the appeal of Rive Gauche

    The appeal: shaving, for many, is inextricably tied to the concept of masculinity. Waking up and scraping a blade across your face is a task which has been performed for many generations by men. ...
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    Re: What is your most used fragrance?

    Lately: Rive Gauche or Terre d'Hermes
    Over the past 2 years: Thierry Mugler Cologne or Gucci PH 2
    Overall, since finding basenotes: Live Jazz
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    Poll: Re: Poll and a question

    Just don't OD on it. I spilled most of my 1ml sample on my arm and haven't been able to stand it since. For me, the tar note comes out more in higher doses. I had been enjoying it previously.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense age range?

    The mma fighter GSP isn't 20. Though I have to admit, if I were a cage fighter, I already know that I would be wearing Yatagan to all my fights.
  5. Re: How much money have you spent on your fragrances roughly ?

    about $310 on bottles and probably $150-$200 on samples over the last 3 years is the total cost of my fragrances.

    Probably $150-$200 or so of it is from x-mas and b-day presents though, so I...
  6. Re: warm creamy scent for red-haired boyfriend

    Gucci envy is warm, spicy/gingery, and sweet. NOT watery at all though. Give it a bit to settle, since the opening is kinda wacky. For those used to the anemic fragrances which are often sold...
  7. Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    "That cologne smells like an old man who isn't wearing cologne" -Father on Terre d'Hermes

    "Did someone just do a load of laundry?" -Brother on Jean Marie Farina (he was serious)
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    Re: Best panty dropper cologne

    I'm just trying to imagine Antaeus, m7, and GPH1 as anything but overtly masculine and i'm not having any luck (assuming the OP thinks "gay" fragrances smell more feminine)



    Yea, i'm calling...
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    I've personally had pretty good results with minoxidil (Rogaine). It isn't a miracle cure, but people keep telling me it looks like it is working (barber, parents, multiple friends) and I can see...
  10. Re: Good all around body wash that doesn't offend or clash with other fragrances?

    I usually just keep a couple different shower gels and use one with a scent which is the same general type as my SotD. I've been enjoying good bar soaps from a nearby health-food store lately.

    ...
  11. Re: Do you wear your favorite fragrances a lot?

    I've been wearing Opium PH about 75% of the days since getting it for Christmas. So, it seems that i do!
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    Re: What scent inspires you with confidence?

    Yatagan has a certain confident "F*** you" type of quality to it. I wore it to a bar a few years ago with a tight black t-shirt and an injury on my face that looked like someone hit me with a...
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    Re: Burberry Fragrances

    Hello! I'm resurrecting this thread because i am in a similar (but slightly different) situation. My mother wants a Burberry perfume for Christmas. She has been wearing the original for three or...
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    Re: Prada Amber Pour Homme...God Bless You.

    A lot of positivity about this one lately. I gotta try it again. I thought it was boring on paper.


    As a side note, to be dropping that kind of money on a suit, i hope you are getting a very...
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    Re: Masculin Babypowder

    A female friend told me I smelled like baby powder when I was wearing Gendarme. She also said "girlie baby powder" a minute later though, so it might not be what you are after...

    Maybe the one...
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    Re: Fall 1st Date Frag

    Go with one of the lighter ones (G2, either l'homme, etc). Eating sushi while wearing a dark, brooding oriental sounds dissonant to me. Match your scent with the mood you are trying to create.
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    Re: What do we mean when we say 'soapy'?

    I rarely tend to find soapy notes in fragrances, even in frags where others say it is all they can smell. The note in Mugler's cologne which I assume others refer to as "soap," for example, smells...
  18. Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    I have been waiting to use this one for a while. Feel free to steal it :)

    [on a date, hitting on a girl at a bar, or similar situation]

    Pretty girl: What is that delightful fragrance you are...
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    Re: Updated: Recant / Won't ever buy from Fragrancenet, Beauty Encounter or online shops ever again.

    ah, yes... here is an ebay listing of Burberry Classic with the "London" still intact on the bottle.

    I'm unaffiliated with the ebay seller, of course.
    ...
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    Re: Updated: Recant / Won't ever buy from Fragrancenet, Beauty Encounter or online shops ever again.

    Actually, I believe the "Original" was originally marketed under the name London. After a while, they took the "London" out and gave that name to the more recent release (Burberry London). Someone...
  21. Re: What is the best "green" fragrance for you? (eg. notes: lemon leaves, vetyver, green tea etc...)

    un Jardin en Mediteranee by Hermes - figgy, woodsy green

    Mugler Cologne by Thierry Mugler - grassy, soapy green

    Live Jazz by Yves Saint Laurant - transparent, minty green

    Eau Parfumée au Thé...
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    Re: Vetiver Bath Mat - anyone tried it?

    Nope, but if you want a cheaper way for your bathroom to smell like vetiver you could try the River Soap Company's Vetiver soap. I bought a bar at a store called Whole Foods (I believe it is...
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    Re: Hair loss remedies?

    Random note about rogaine: it seems rogaine is fairly toxic to cats. I noticed this while looking for side effects since I recently started using the product myself.

    Oh yea, it is also...
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    Re: The Most I ever Spent ...

    Well, I suppose for me that would be $50 including shipping for Terre d'Hermes. I'm a bargain hunter at heart, so I tend to seek out well regarded scents which don't force me to break open my piggy...
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    Re: Fragrances for ages 18-21

    I'll add a vote for YSL l'homme (NOT pour homme, it is a different thing).
  26. Re: A serious thread about fragrances with 'fecal matter'

    In checking what skatole is, I read its wikipedia article which mentions that it is added to cigarettes as "a flavoring ingredient."

    yum!
  27. Re: Wierd discussion about Secretions Magnifique

    Well... at least the thread delivered what its title promised.
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    Re: Niche fragrances that are low priced

    Here is a similar thread with some responses which might help:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/222982-Inexpensive-niche?highlight=
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    Re: Azzaro Visit for men, worth owning?

    I don't find it sharp at all. On me, it is extremely smooth and somewhat sweet. The comparisons to the brash M7 which are bandied about are completely different from my experience. I like it, but...
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    Re: Dark Tea Note

    +2 -- I love that stuff. Its my favorite Bulgari so far. I never could decide why I sampled it since I don't like rooibos tea (which isn't tea at all), but luckily it smells more like black tea...
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    Re: Fresh, Light, Watery, Green, Unisex

    If you don't mind some citrus in your green, try Eau de Cartier by Cartier and Live Jazz by YSL
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    Poll: Re: Favorite/Best Citrus Fragrance?

    I voted for eau d'orange verte, but I would have said Jean Marie Faina (Extra Vielle) by Roger and Gallet if it had been on the list. Citrus isn't my thing, but I am rather fond of that one.
  33. Poll: Re: Caron Pour Un Homme or Le Troisieme Homme (The Third Man)?

    I didn't find either overly floral, but I suppose The 3rd Man would be get my vote for that one due to its softness

    I like both, but PuH better.
  34. Re: Bath & Body Works New Signature Collection for Men

    None of the new four remind me too strongly of anything I have smelled, though there is a lot I haven't smelled.

    From using the shower gels (and ignoring descriptions from the company), my rough...
  35. Re: My family questions my sexuality because I use Fragrance...

    2 suggestions:

    1 - wear something light and clean. Mugler cologne, eau de cartier, etc. Soapy might help

    2 - if all else fails, get a couple body washes in your favorite scents. I often go...
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    Re: What kind of soap/deodorant do you use?

    Tom's of Maine unscented deodorant

    For soap, I use whatever body wash I like the smell of at the store. I sometimes go with unscented, but it kinda bores me.
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance type of guys

    I will not be confined by your labels!

    -runs away-
  38. Poll: Re: Is there one note that really annoys you these days? POLL.

    citrus, soft lavender, leather, powdery vanilla, anise are all deal breakers for me when they are present in substantial quantity. Each are fine in very small doses though.
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    Re: Adjusting a suit jacket

    2 options:

    1- make jacket smaller
    2- make chest bigger

    If it is just barely too large, you could try hitting up the bench press machine once a week for a few months, assuming you aren't...
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    Re: men watermelon summer scent

    Try Chic for men, by Carolina Herrera. Fruit notes aren't really my thing, but I like this one quite well.
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    Re: Summer Gourmands?

    you could try Very Irresistible by Givenchy. It is fairly light for a gourmand, and has a prominent fruit note. Think brownie with fruit jello. L'Instant by Guerlain is said to be similar, though...
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    Re: Is there a fragrance we all like?

    doubful


    Here are some exceptionally positively reviewed frags, however

    calandre - http://www.basenotes.net/ID10212587.html

    carven homme - http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120303.html

    eau de...
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    Re: Some of the greenest colognes out

    Mugler Cologne is my new favorite, but it seems you already know it.
    My other favorite is Un Jardin en Méditerranée by Hermes, which is green, fig, and citrus.
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    Re: YATAGAN Summer Substitute

    Try Aramis New West. When I smelled it on a card, it really reminded me of Yatagan. Another member said the same thing a while back, and attributed it to the pine in them.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I don't think it was a refill. It says "refillable" on it, and came with both spray and splash caps. I'm not familiar with the different bottles though. Really happy I found it though.
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    Re: What fragrance would Duke Nukem wear?

    Yatagan, for the gunpowder note? Well, he probably smells like gunpowder anyway, so I guess he could just eat some celery and get the same effect.
  47. Re: What colognes do you wear to study or read?

    I sometimes wear things with mint while studying, since it is supposed to help you concentrate (I think)

    I own a bottle of Live Jazz, which gets used for this. I have a Guerlain Mentafollia...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    2 TM colognes at $20 for 75ml. Purchased one. Hadn't read this thread lately, and nearly shat a brick when I saw it.
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    Re: What fragance would Dr House wear?

    bvlgari black
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    So far, out of the 5 or 6 I have tried, I like Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge the best.

    Black was interesting, but kind of nauseating in large doses to me.
    Pour Homme is ghastly, unless I got a...
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    Re: Please Help With Guy Laroche Horizon

    Here's a thought... if you hate blind buys, why don't you not buy it and sample 10 frags instead? I have made 5 cheap blind buys. I still have 3 of them (2 given away as gifts). All were...
  52. Re: Camouflage Fragrances for Detroit Residents

    I always think that eau de cartier smells like herbal shampoo... in a good way, mind you.

    Maybe you could get by with a light application of a barbershop frag (Rive Gauche for example) under the...
  53. Re: What would you name your own fragrance house?

    Something pompous and expensive-sounding. Creed, maybe? Is that taken? :)


    Nah, I'd go even more pompous and not name the company at all, but put some sort of symbol on all the ads and bottles...
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    Re: Has anyone here insured their collection?

    If I buy enough junk that I feel that i need to insure it then I am doing something wrong. That goes for most things, not just frags. I don't like being held down by lots of stuff. Of course, I...
  55. Re: Your impression of Ralph Lauren Safari for Men

    It is my favorite by RL that I have tried so far. Definitely more mature, but I don't find it too out of place on me at 25. My GF likes it too.
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    Poll: Re: The Better Vetiver: Puig vs. L'Occitane

    Only tried l'occitane vetiver once, but I wasn't impressed. The vetiver was gone in twenty minutes, and all that was left was nutmeg, which I'm not really that fond of it seems. I will try it again...
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    Re: Why do many people avoid niche?

    I should also mention that I am planning to sample some cheaper niche scents soon, but it sure took some effort to find out which ones could be had for a fair price.
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    Re: Why do many people avoid niche?

    I personally avoid "niche" frags. Yes, it is price.

    There are a few reasons I don't bother to sample them either. I prefer to sample things I would be willing to buy. I also do not sample...
  59. Re: Is wearing pure Frankincense oil agressive for the skin?

    Ooh, that looks like a fun site! I like that they do sample sizes. Maybe i'll have to place an order soon.

    thanks!
  60. Re: Is wearing pure Frankincense oil agressive for the skin?

    How would you go about finding a good frankincense oil? I was thinking about this very same thing today. Are there good internet sources? How are prices?
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    Re: Fragrance for sensitive man

    I'll add a vote to kenzo power, and suggest gucci pour homme 2.
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    Re: Carolina Herrera Chic for men

    It has a really nice tobacco note which lends it an interesting character for a modern fruity-fresh scent. Unfortunately, the tobacco fades quickly on me (and I think most), and what remained was...
  63. Re: Unisex Scents And The Blurring Of The Line

    Its pretty amazing that people are still managing to get mad while discussing this topic, considering we have seen it so many times. I enjoy a good argument now and again, but you could at least...
  64. Re: Your Top 3 fragrances that are available in every department store

    Sad as it is, in each of these posts there is at least one fragrance I have never seen in the neighborhood midwest department stores.

    Favorites actually available in mine are Gucci PH2, Tommy...
  65. Poll: Re: Do you like the tobacco in Vetiver by Guerlain?

    The tobacco is the only reason I don't own a bottle, despite it being my favorite vetiver that I have tried. I should probably try the flankers.

    I like most tobacco notes I have come across, but...
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme modern vs Old

    I never have gotten any citrus from PuH either. Is it possible you were smelling a different fragrance? Caron does make a line of light, unisex fragrances, and perfume manufacturers sometimes do...
  67. Re: FragranceNet.... a truly disappointing experience

    +1


    it is all well and good to go all fire and brimstone on a forum, but you might as well make a quick call to see if you can get your money back too. If for no other reason, then for the...
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    Re: Post your top 5 Summer Fragances

    So far:


    Summer favs:
    Gucci Pour Homme II
    un Jardin en Mediterranee
    Jean Marie Farina
    Terre d'Hermes
    Kenzo Power
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulated?!!!!

    cool, thanks! maybe i'll toss a 1ml on my next sample purchase
  70. Re: Need help finding fragrances that are not too feminine

    terre d'hermes is not carried by department stores where I live, it depends where you are. If you live in a larger city, they should have it in a sephora or upscale department store.
  71. Re: Looking for a nice floral scent for this spring / summer

    I agree with the Kenzo Power suggestion. Haven't tried the cologne version, but the fraiche (original) is very nice.

    My all-time favorite light, floral, designer scent is Eau de Cartier. Some...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    I understood what you meant, i just didn't have any use for a metaphor when we can discuss the actual facts. I think at least one or two of you understand what I mean, and I am thoroughly bored with...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    It should be clear to all that I am not an idiot, regardless of whether you agree with me. The reason behind my posts was to advocate my opinion about the hypocrisy of the responses in this thread. ...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Sheesh.. I'm trying to get away from this topic here.


    So, you are saying if I were to own 20 different pets it would be more normal than owning 20 cats? Because I would get bored of petting...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    you have got to be kidding...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Ok, so your point is that pig farmers are crazy. I understand.



    I am really done with this discussion because it isn't going to go anywhere, just couldn't resist responding to this one.
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    I have clearly stated in each of my posts that he has a problem.

    How is his compulsion to purchase scents different from that of anyone else here? Every time I visit this board I watch people...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    People seem to still be not understanding my point, so I'll try to reiterate again. Being more blunt simply because the point didn't seem to get through, not trying to piss anyone off.

    We are on...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    In a very basic sense, the utility of purchasing commodities is simply to make you happy. All I am saying is that a collection of different scents does not have more intrinsic value than a...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Yep, i caught that. I think you might be missing the point of my post.
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    And someone with 200 bottles of the same scent isn't a collector? How about owning vintage, flanker, and limited editions of the same scent? How about owning 50 different fougeres with a couple...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Of course you are a hoarder. You have way too much perfume for anyone who isn't. Then again, it is very probable that every person who has responded has more perfume than they need. As near as I...
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    Poll: Re: M7, Kouros, Body Kouros, Xeryus Rouge

    m7 is the best, BK is best for the office and blind buy


    That said, none are office frags (haven't tried XR though), and none are good candidates for a blind buy :)
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    Probably going to get these for christmas. I like the whole pull-on thing because I am too lazy to tie shoes. Nothing too fancy, but I like the look of them and I've been wanting a casual boot.
    ...
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    Re: Guys, how do you accessorize yourself?

    I used to wear a ring (gold with onyx or obsidian, always get them confused) given to me for my high school graduation by my grandparents, but I need it resized. Currently looking for a scarf for...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    How many of your frags have similar stockpiles to back them up?

    Some of you guys seem to have missed the post where he said he has twelve bottles of Millisime Imperial. He bought 10 bottles of a...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Well, if it isn't creating any problems in your life, you can buy whatever you like. I will freely admit that it seems very strange to buy 10 bottles of a scent you consider sub par.


    Was it a...
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Weren't you the guy whose wife told him not to buy any more bottles of cologne? How is that going? :D
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    I tried 5 or 6 sprays of safari once, after I heard all you guys talking about wearing so much at a time. My bottle doesn't spray too much at once, so I didn't think it would be too bad.

    An hour...
  90. Re: So... how many untested samples do you have?

    Zero

    I slowed way down on purchases of all kinds due to a lack of time and funds (grad school). I'm currently trying to make final decisions about what to put on an order from...
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    Re: Bvlgari Au The Rouge

    It's a good scent, and my favorite of the four or five bulgaris I have tried. It is unisex enough for me, though it probably leans a bit to the feminine side. I haven't bought a bottle, but I...
  92. Thread: Cat breath

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    Re: Cat breath

    Well, this certainly isn't something I expected to read today. :)



    Cats are wonderful creatures, but I have never caught them emitting any pleasant odors.
  93. Thread: Ungaro III

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    Re: Ungaro III

    I am also a non-fan of citrus. I am not a big fan of the opening, but I really enjoy the dry down of U3, and the citrus only lasts a little while on me. The citrus seems to be more apparent in...
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulated?!!!!

    I always loved the dry down of M7 but never bought a bottle due to the first hour being too painful. Maybe I'll like the reformulation better. Has it been confirmed that the m7 samples sold at...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Coffee now available

    I hope it stays. I haven't tried it yet, but the pickings for designer coffee scents are pretty slim.
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    Re: How Many Litres Do You Have?

    An approximation of the amount left in bottles and samples leaves me with about 800ml. Not too bad. The part that bugs me is I have about 250ml of juice I don't really feel I need, which is a...
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    Re: Coffee Time , coffee fragances

    oh, i actually meant Ava Luxe Cafe Noir. I suppose I should have known there would be another one with the same name.
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    Re: Coffee Time , coffee fragances

    Sorry if I am starting to sound like a broken record asking for designer scents all the time, but any designer coffee recommendations? I tried Rochas Man, but didn't get much coffee (liked it...
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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    I am bumping this thread because I had a related question that I didn't think deserved its own thread.

    Has anyone tried the Demeter shower gels? Looks like they make one for most or all of their...
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    Re: My buddy's "natural" scent

    Look to the laundry detergent or shower gel. My girlfriend used to use a detergent that was ridiculously strong. It was so strong that shirts she would borrow from me smelled like it after she wore...
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