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    Re: Eau des Baux

    I think it fits more naturally in the category of fragrances that you’re saying you enjoy. It gets compared to Tobacco Vanille but honestly they smell very different to me. For the price, it is hard...
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    Looking for: Aqua Fahrenheit

    Let me know if you have a bottle!
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    Re: Looking for YSL L’homme.

    Bump. Still looking for a bottle, preferably 100 ml.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Almost every time I wear Encre Noire Sport I get complimented, and it’s normally from several different people in the same day. To me, it seems linear and mildly pleasant but I guess for those around...
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    Looking for YSL L’homme.

    Looking for a bottle of YSL L’homme. 70% full or more. Preferably with cap. Willing to buy or swap.
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    [CONUS] A few up for swap

    - Rasasi La Yuqawam 2.5 oz: 85% full w/cap and box (small chip on bottom corner, nothing that messes with the integrity of the bottle)

    - Guerlain Homme Intense 2.7 oz: 95% full w/cap and box
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    [CONUS] A few solid choices for sale!

    All prices include shipping.

    - Rasasi La Yuqawam 2.5 oz: 85% full w/cap and box (small chip on bottom corner, nothing that messes with the integrity of the bottle) - $55

    - Guerlain Homme...
  8. Re: NEW: L'Homme Cologne Cedrat by L'Occitane En Provence!

    Totally bumping an old thread here, but I just picked this up and am really enjoying it. I know we’ve all had enough of the citrus/aquatics with a woody/spicy base, but I’m a sucker for a dumb reach...
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    Re: What the hell did Armani do?

    Tried this last night and was so confused by how juvenile and forgettable this is. ADG Profumo was (and still is) a home run...dare I say pushing niche quality...but this is 50 steps backward in a...
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    Re: Candles that smell like men's fragrances

    Highly recommend this one. I’ve gotten it twice and it does smell kind of like Fierce but a little more rugged. It doesn’t smell identical, which helps your house from smelling just like you’re...
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    I've been reading this thread for a week or so, and I thought I might add that there is an underlying irony here: I think those who have not been fond of Tom Ford's direction in naming this...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Similar experience here. It is VERY distinct from the original. Fantastic performance and ticks all the right boxes in terms of composition and smell. It is a huge compliment getter for me, both from...
  13. Re: Your favorite summer scents, choosing by BASES, not top notes

    Since I just sampled this, I can't call it a favorite...but yesterday I dug into my sample drawer and sprayed on some Original Vetiver by Creed. Good grief, the mid and base of this are fantastic....
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    Up for swap: 4 oz DHS 2017

    Up for swap is a 4 oz bottle of Dior Homme Sport (2017 version). It's is around 95% full with cap and box. I am looking for a bottle of Dior Homme Cologne (latest version).
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    Re: Bath and Body Works Men's Line Warning

    I was JUST thinking this. That candle smells amazing, and I'd gladly wear it in an EDT form. Also, the new boxes look eerily similar to the Tom Ford private blend boxes.
  16. Re: Are they just smells to you? Or is there more to a fragrance than that?

    I think that fundamentally, most of us that are enthusiasts do not think of them as "just smells". If we did, we would be like others who (through no fault of their own) buy fragrances for that very...
  17. Re: I'm Looking for a so-called 'Dumb Reach'...

    The one in my collection that consistently smells great yet distinctive and mature, performs exceptionally, and works in pretty much any scenario is Armani Acqua Dio Gio Profumo. Fantastic all-around...
  18. Re: Nest's VERDE, one pos. review at this time and not much else.

    Just tried this one at Sephora today and was quite shocked at how much I enjoyed it on initial smell. Wearing four sprays from a sample today, and already enjoying it quite a lot. It has a few...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    Just picked up a 125 ml bottle at Macy's. First impression is a great, juicy, citrusy opening. The drydown somewhat reminds me of Eau for Men. Which is not bad. Further testing required...
  20. Re: Is there such thing as a unique designer aquatic??

    Yeah, I need to add to the Bvlgari Aqva votes here. One (of the many) things I like about it is its literal take on the "aquatic" genre. Its sea salt/seaweed/marine (but in an almost photorealistic...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    I'm actually never really worried about Dior fragrances smelling "generic" or "bland". Usually, they are a cut above most designer releases in terms of quality, and (at least in my circle of...
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    Re: Finally Dior Homme Sport 2017

    I'm a huge fan of the 2008 version. Like the 2012 version, but it performed horribly on my skin. Didn't quite have the zing that the vintage version had. I'm a fan of this scent, so I'm looking...
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    Wanted: cap for 100 ml vintage DHS

    I will happily pay for a cap for the 100 ml cap for the 2008 version of Dior Homme Sport. Please contact me if you have anything!
  24. Re: How To Increase The Projection And Longevity Of Dolce And Gabbana EDT

    One thing I tried awhile back was (if you want to wear it the next day) showering the night before and spraying it on myself before bed. I also gave my shirt for the next day a few sprays. Then I...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Dolce & Gabbana the One Sport has been scoffed at, ignored, and insulted for being a sub-generic sport flanker that is the very essence of an outdated and tired genre of fragrances. HOWEVER...I reach...
  26. Wanted: Dior Homme (vintage or reform)

    Looking for either a 1.7 or 3.4 oz bottle of Dior Homme. Doesn't matter which formulation. Send me a PM and maybe we can work out a swap or purchase.
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    Re: A random shoutout to Royal Oud

    The opening smells like cigar ash in a cedar closet to me, but I love it. The smooth oud and sandalwood drydown is just lovely. I used Art of Shaving Sandalwood shave cream this morning, and a couple...
  28. Re: Does Anyone Else Think That ADG Profumo Is Amazingly Good?

    I really enjoy Profumo. It's gives me what I want from the original, but keeps a safe enough distance so it doesn't seem redundant. I actually think it is distinguished enough to not seem familiar to...
  29. Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    PM sent.
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    Wanted: 100 ml Bleu de Chanel

    Looking for a bottle of Bleu, and I have a 100 ml bottle (99% full) of Terre d'Hermes EDT to swap for it.
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    Re: Hello Creed Lovers......

    I own three Creeds (Aventus, Royal Oud, and Millesime Imperial). All of them last 6-8 hours with Aventus being the exception (8-24 hrs!). I enjoy the quality and composition of the fragrances, find...
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    WANTED: Cedrat by L'Occitane

    Looking for a bottle of L'Occitane's Cedrat pour Homme. I have bottles that I can swap for it, or will consider purchasing.
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    Re: NEW: Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo

    This looks, and sounds like a ripoff of L'Homme Ideal.
  34. Re: Long Lasting Fragrance for Business Meetings

    My very first thought was ADG Profumo. It seems to strike the balance between professional/business appropriate, longevity, and projection. I definitely consider it to be a more mature and refined...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Jus received my bottle of Millesime Imperial on Friday (ordered from YouTube reviewer Max Forti - maxforti.com). 2015 batch, and right away when I sprayed it, it was super fresh, super fruity. I wore...
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    Re: Home vs Office stash

    In hearty agreement with the line of thinking. I never carry a decant. I want the top notes to fade to the point where my fragrance isn't screaming from being freshly applied when I get to work. If...
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    Re: How are new batches of Millesime Imperial?

    Haa anyone had any experience with the 2015-2016 batches?
  38. Recommendation for online shopping: Maxforti.com

    Hey guys, wanted to point out a reputable seller, Max Forti. Max does reviews on YouTube (enjoyable ones at that) and also has an online store with fragrances from many great houses such as Dior,...
  39. Re: Recommend me a scent (or no scent!) for a casual but professional interview.

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! Really appreciate your input. I will update you on how everything went.
  40. Recommend me a scent (or no scent!) for a casual but professional interview.

    This evening, I am meeting a guy is a higher level manager for an interview, but we will be meeting at a restaurant and having the interview over dinner. It is supposed to be more relaxed and...
  41. Re: Most Annoying Thing That Stresses Me Out...

    I think it really just comes down to people's frames of reference. If someone has only smelled a total of, say, 15 fragrances over the course of their life, they will immediately reference that when...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport thoughts

    Yep, totally agree. I've owned both, and the 2008 is by far the better version to me. The HUUUUGE ginger heart note is the star, and it's sadly toned down in the reform. I will say that the new...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Gonna have to check that one out a little more. My initial thoughts when I first smelled it were that it smelled fantastic but I couldn't tell if I was just getting suckered by the top notes....
  44. Re: Ralph Lauren Purple Label = a lighter Aventus for daily wear

    Resurrecting this thread real quick. I just did a swap for Bleecker Street, which was my second "blind swap" this year. I'm enjoying it so far. My wife's first comment on it? "Something about it...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th April, 2016

    Creed Green Irish Tweed for my SOTD.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Decided to wear Cedrat Boise today. I left work early because I wasn't feeling well, and went to a walk-in to be seen. When I was shown back to the room, both nurses that attended me were walking...
  47. Re: Recently "blind swapped" for Mancera Cedrat Boise: My thoughts.

    I've started noticing that it has a slight Tuscan Leather vibe in the drydown, which is surprising and pleasant, but also further distinguishes it from Aventus in its development.
  48. Re: Recently "blind swapped" for Mancera Cedrat Boise: My thoughts.

    I would agree. After initial spray, I feel like its BOOMING off of my skin but it settles down quite a bit. Aventus, on the other hand, feels like it's blasting off of me all day.
  49. Re: Recently "blind swapped" for Mancera Cedrat Boise: My thoughts.

    I definitely don't get the same longevity that I do with Aventus. The bottle that I have normally gets me 14-24 hours (BEASTLY!), but so far Cedrat has only gotten me 8-10. Still very good though.
  50. Recently "blind swapped" for Mancera Cedrat Boise: My thoughts.

    I recently had a good opportunity on a swap to receive CB. Having read all the reviews and first impressions, and seeing as how I wasn't risking much in the swap, I thought it would be a good idea. I...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport: Poor Performance?

    To the OP. The Eau Extreme does have the same DNA as the original, but it's front (and back)loaded with a TON of tonka. It's such a vanilla-heavy scent that is makes it pretty distinct from the...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport: Poor Performance?

    I have the same experience as the OP. Actually, this is my favorite of the Allure Homme Sport line, and I've swapped to own it several times and every time it totally disappears on me. Just sad that...
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    Re: Wardrobe Division/Set-Up

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    I live in a small house, so these are in my nightstand drawer. When I move, I will have a chest of drawers with a special spot for these to be organized.
  54. Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2016

    If this isn't claimed, I'd like these.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th March, 2016

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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    Sorry to resurrect this thread...I know how many are strongly against gym scents here. However, I have found that D&G The One Sport, for all the hate it gets, functions perfectly as a gym scent. It's...
  57. Re: Really...how generic are "generic-smelling scents"?

    Very good points, LBI. My thought is that in my immediate context, fragrance is barely a "thing". There isn't enough interest to even push a "Basenotes generic" fragrance into the mainstream. Perhaps...
  58. Re: Really...how generic are "generic-smelling scents"?

    Yeah, I agree. Very easy and cheap way to diss a fragrance. Even the aromachemicals that everyone goes nuts over ("Oh, it must be the end times...ALL I CAN SMELL IS ISO-E SUPERRRRR!!") are rarely...
  59. Re: Comments from others that make you realize something about a scent and ruin it......

    - My wife told me Tuscan Leather smelled like a roller rink. I could not get that out of my head and promptly got rid of it.

    - I suspected that DHI was too vanilla-heavy, and I got multiple...
  60. Re: Really...how generic are "generic-smelling scents"?

    Bravo to this, sir. Very well put.
  61. Really...how generic are "generic-smelling scents"?

    A quick story about an encounter I had, and have had more than once. I had a friend comment on a fragrance I had on the other day (it was Bleu de Chanel EDP). He remarked that he could smell me,...
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    Re: Fresh scents...in the winter?!

    Most of the people in my context are more appreciative of fresh scents, regardless of the season. Pretty much any heavier "winter" scents are always read as "musky". I hear it almost every time I...
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    Re: Fresh scents...in the winter?!

    Great example of one that works in both warm and cooler weather. That's why I wear Bleu de Chanel, Aventus, and Allure Homme Eau Extreme more often. They bridge the gap nicely.
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    Re: Fresh scents...in the winter?!

    Exactly my thoughts, Chuck. I still enjoy them, but have been enjoying them more sparingly. Part of that comes with the fact that my wife is more of a fan of the fresher scents, so I tend to wear...
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    Re: Fresh scents...in the winter?!

    Yeah, I agree that they smell different in colder weather. You don't get as much development out of them.
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    Re: Fresh scents...in the winter?!

    Yeah!! You guys get me. I recently got my hands on a bottle of vintage Dior Homme Sport and have been rocking it pretty heavily. Sometimes it only lasts for 4 hours, but others times it'll last all...
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    Fresh scents...in the winter?!

    For some reason, I've really been craving my "summer" scents this winter. My winter staples are normally Eau des Baux, Spicebomb, Armani Code, Burberry London, etc...but I really haven't reached for...
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    Re: Scent for your car - what do you use?

    I read about this one! Effective?
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    Scent for your car - what do you use?

    Hey guys! Recently got a used vehicle, and while the interior doesn't smell bad by any means, I would like to consider a scent for it since I have to drive it every day. What do you guys use that...
  70. Re: A petition to LVMH to bring Dior Homme Sport 2008 back!!!!!!

    I owned this version multiple times, and regretted getting rid of those bottles. However, I recently acquired a tester from 2008 and I'm so, so happy to have it. There really is nothing quite like...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

    Dior Homme Sport 2008.
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    Re: Smells like vacation...

    I wore Green Irish Tweed every single day on a family vacation in NC two years ago, and now every time I wear it or go on a beach vacation, I am reminded of that trip. Wonderful.
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Wore YSL L'Homme for our Christmas Eve church gathering. It is warm here, so I wanted something fresh but also subtly spiced. It is still warm today, so my SOTD may end up being either Bleu de Chanel...
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    Re: Is Armani Code played out?

    Most people around me have never smelled it. Part of it is because a large percentage of my surrounding doesn't wear any fragrance, or they wear Axe. So Armani Code is is still relevant and distinct...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Yes, I agree. I've never thought that Bleu smelled generic. The EDP is definitely pretty swanky.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Just bought this the other day, being a fan of the EDT. So far, I am enjoying it quite a bit. The EDT (on me) SCREAMS for the first three hours or so. I get very nervous wearing it, because I've been...
  77. Re: How is Dior Homme Intense in term of compliments?

    Never received a compliment when I owned it, and honestly felt uncomfortable/awkward wearing it. Just not for me, and apparently not for anyone around me either.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th November, 2015

    Decided to go with V&R Spicebomb today. Enjoying it quite a bit so far. It dries down to a somewhat powdery, gingerbread/cinnamon vibe on my skin.
  79. Re: Men: what perfumes do you like women to wear?

    She says it makes her sneeze. I'm not sure which note, or ingredient that does that. There are other scents that I've worn that have made her sneeze in the same way. That was the nail in the coffin...
  80. Re: Men: what perfumes do you like women to wear?

    The one my wife has worn from a sample (but unfortunately hates) that I absolutely LOVE on her is Chanel Coco Noir. I wish so badly that she enjoyed it, but alas...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I've come to realize, as of late, that one of my most consistently complimented scents that I own...from the first time I owned it when it was first released, and now years later that I own it...
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    Fahrenheit mistaken for Grey Vetiver?

    I wore Fahrenheit to work today. Having warmed up quite a bit to this masterpiece, I am finally comfortable/confident enough to wear it and have found the amount to wear that doesn't get beastmode on...
  83. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    41639 Gonna repost this and see if anyone can guess what my SOTE was in this pic.
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    Re: Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    That's kind of the reason I enjoy Grey Vetiver. I'm not really a Vetiver fan. I think Grey Vetiver is a good "for guys who don't really like Vetiver" fragrance. Very accessible but also masterfully...
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    Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    ...and MAN. This stuff.

    It's the EDP, by the way. I don't know why I haven't really woken up to this fragrance yet. It's phenomenal. Fresh, grassy, yet deep with a bit of spice. It nails the whole...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    lol!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Received a compliment on Aqua Fahrenheit today. I was standing in front of a fan and talking to a female co-worker. She suddenly looked puzzled and starting sniffing the air, and asked: "what do you...
  88. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    Ended up going with Aqua Fahrenheit. $58 on FragranceNet with free 2-day shipping. And I don't have anything like it in my collection. I've tried it once and really enjoyed the opening and obviously...
  89. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    Never smelled anything by Bentley, but I've seen some hype on this one. Is it worth a blind buy?
  90. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    Good suggestions so far! I'd like to add either Hanae Mori HiM EDT or EDP.
  91. Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    Hello all,

    i swapped a bottle with a friend of mine with a $50 cash value left over. He told me he'd be ordering something for himself today, along with anything I want to get for $50. I'm willing...
  92. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    I keep seeing this Eau des Baux comparison/Eau des Baux preference. I'll keep that in mind. I tested Spicebomb last night...and here is a quick thought: I see it being more similar to Burberry London...
  93. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    I'd buy it if I liked it. I was just interested to hear about some positive experiences with it. Good question, though!
  94. Re: Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    Good to hear! What do you like about it?
  95. Spicebomb fans: I'm on the verge of buying. Is it worth it?

    I've noticed that Spicebomb has a decent amount of love on here. Having sampled it last fall and winter, I was leaning toward it being full-bottle worthy. Just wanted to ask some fans: what makes it...
  96. Re: Variation on a theme: "guaranteed" compliment getters that just didn't deliver?

    I see your point. Let's grant that on the "continuum of possible smells", all smells are equally "good". Or at least manufactured to be so. I think this is where your context comes in. It will depend...
  97. Re: Variation on a theme: "guaranteed" compliment getters that just didn't deliver?

    Largely agree with this.

    Let me make some clarifications and distinctions: I think there are two far ends of the spectrum on this topic. I think there are those who are narrowly focused on what...
  98. Re: Variation on a theme: "guaranteed" compliment getters that just didn't deliver?

    I agree. Good way to think about it.
  99. Variation on a theme: "guaranteed" compliment getters that just didn't deliver?

    I was just looking at the "Least Complimented Fragrances" thread, and it occurred to me that I couldn't objectively answer that question because of how dependent compliments are on so many factors...
  100. Re: Introducing someone to fragrances - which ten are a must-try?

    Update on this: my buddy (who was the reason I started this thread) now has a small collection consisting of Burberry Touch, Burberry London, GIT, and he just bought Dior Homme Sport. Very solid...
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