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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    It also depends on location, the demographic, etc. I remember when, as a teen, I found Victoria's Secret body care to be a luxury. I couldn't afford any of it.

    In Asia, people pay a high price or...
  2. Re: LJShopping.com is legit >> but shop with caution

    It seems like they mix up flankers/names a bit. It also sounds like they don't keep an accurate inventory. This sounds a lot like Overstock...

    My problem with them is I have entered my email to...
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    Re: Do You Miss Your Collection When you Travel?

    When I travel, it is usually with my sister who is anti-perfume. I bring a couple of rollerballs for a light scent. Otherwise I'm too busy seeing the sights to really care about wearing fragrance.
  4. Re: Affordable (less than $50) fall/winter cologne for a male smoker.

    If anything, if I were a smoker I would quit so my sense of smell would return to normalcy.

    But to add some substance to the conversation, Burberry London and the new Burberry Brit Rhythm are...
  5. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    This is my experience from the Parfumo International site; I have not used or looked at the German site much.
    1) Yes, I have participated in two of them.
    2) Yes, but I personally have not done...
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    Re: Legal to resell fragrance?

    I know Bath and Body Works and Victoria's Secret are under the umbrella company Limited Brands. I have smelled one scent that smells like another at the other store. Perhaps the one you bought is...
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    Re: Shop forbidding (private) re-sale of samples

    If you don't want the samples anymore, and you can't return them, what do they expect you to do...throw them out? Assume a friend wants them? Why are they snooping around on a marketplace for people...
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    Re: Thoughts on Signature Scent: Good vs Bad?

    Nothing wrong with having a signature scent. If you like it, wear it as much as you like.
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    Re: Assembling a Sample Pass

    Hahaha, Pu Pu platter! This thread is helpful; it's weeding out less fragrances for me to test in the future.
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    Re: do you like what most people wear?

    If there is a person I like, usually I enjoy whatever fragrance they wear (or maybe we have similar tastes).

    If I meet a total stranger or don't get a good vibe from someone, I don't like what...
  11. Re: False Reputation of 1 Million - Who Started All This Hype?

    In order for it to be generally likable by the wearer and those around him, I personally would expect projection to be average so not to choke people and therefore they end up disliking it. But it...
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    Re: 4ml Tom Ford Tobacco Vanilla

    Well, Amazon has a third party marketplace like eBay without the bidding. Someone might be selling decanted roll-ons. The one review doesn't look too promising, so I would look somewhere else.
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    Re: Perfume for women, fragrance for men?

    I think fragrance is an umbrella term for perfume, cologne, splash, etc.
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    Re: Ok that does it...

    I had to Google "LIDGE perfume" to find out what it is.

    So how about that Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille? Nifty stuff, 'ey?
  15. Re: How do people who wear many different fragrances....

    Maybe you should use scented detergent to cancel out the fragrance, like something with oxyclean or febreeze added.
  16. Re: Where to sniff these designers in greater Chicago?

    I don't have much to contribute to this thread other than a thumbs up for Merz Apothecary; I have only ordered online from them. Also this info is REALLY helpful; I have lived in the burbs all my...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday 7th February 2013

    Happy birthdaaay, Ms. 30 Roses! Have a nice day with your mom I hope. :)

    Scent of the day is Forever Red. Trying out a sample before deciding whether to buy or not.
  18. Re: Do you have a spreadsheet/Database detailing your collection?

    No, I just use the wardrobe function on here, Fragrantica and Parfumo.
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Tauer Une Rose Vermeille for about $140

    It's alright. I'm not in love with it, but I enjoy wearing it to nice dinners and special nights out.
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    Re: Where to buy Pure havane

    I thought the UK now has restrictions enforced on shipping perfumes outside of the UK as of January.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 6th Feb 2013

    Goooood morning!

    I'm wearing my sample of Creed Virgin Island Water. It's helping chase the winter blues away a little.
  22. Re: How long do you give a frag before deciding if it's for you or not?

    I think 1-2 wears is a fair amount of trying. Why wear something you clearly don't like the smell of? I wouldn't force myself to keep retrying. But then again, I go the opposite way: I like...
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    Re: Where to buy Dior in the US? Please Help!

    overstock.com
  24. Re: Word To The Wise (my advice to newer fragrance collectors)

    Yes, I agree, take your time. Otherwise you will burn out quickly. I plan to take it slow this year and revisit some of the more ignored samples and decants of my collection.
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    Re: Today I bought ~ February 2013

    You're roping in some good stuff, southerngardens.

    I purchased 2 bottles of E. Coudray: Ambre et Vanilla and Vanille et Coco.
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    Re: Rochas Man (cotton candy bomb)

    It's still around. Perfume counters tend to hold onto the most popular or newest fragrances. Since Rochas Man is neither (although it has quite the following on the perfume forums), that's probably...
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    Re: Male Fragrances used as Room Sprays

    Sometimes I use Gucci by Gucci pour homme in my bedroom. It's light enough not to linger forever, but heavy enough to give the room some masculinity.
  28. Re: suggestions for a men's frag with fruity and floral notes?

    Try Paco Rabanne's Ultrared for men. It's very fruity, and there is an edge of patchouli and tonka bean to make it a bit masculine. I personally like it; I used it.
  29. Re: 3 ingredients/notes/essences you LOVE & 3 you HATE

    Love: orange blossom, vanilla, sandalwood
    Hate: Patchouli, oakmoss, anise
  30. Re: Two recs needed: color corrector for redness & eye makeup remover

    1) Clinique's eye makeup remover works well for me. Creams don't work for me either.

    2)About 2 years ago when I had problems with red marks from acne, I used Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil-Free...
  31. Re: Do you feel guilty after testing and not buying in shops?

    It depends on the store. Usually I feel guilty in Macy's, but that's because they push so hard to get people to buy their fragrances. So I avoid that place. I feel at ease in Sephora and Nordstrom...
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    Re: Where to get decanting supplies?

    Add another to the list for accessoriesforfragrances.com. Also eBay has a variety of decant supplies.
  33. Re: Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey not full upon arrival from FragNet

    I would say this is normal. The manufacturer ought to leave some space for air; otherwise the bottle could leak.
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    Re: Vanille Noire ~ Laurence Dumont ~ WOW

    Laurence Dumont is highly underrated; but that's OK, because it's a hidden gem in a way then. :) I am a huge fan of Vanille Bourbon and Tendre Madeleine.

    In the U.S., you can buy most of the line...
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    Re: Who is your favourite current youtube reviewer.

    I don't watch perfume reviews often; but when I do, I watch ouch110 and Fumerie Hilaire.
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    Oh, what fun! This might actually prove useful to...

    Oh, what fun! This might actually prove useful to the people who like to wear this kind of stuff...
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    Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    By Kilian - Forbidden Games
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    Re: Most "smelled" in your area...

    Of the perfumes I recognize, I have smelled Alien, Angel, A&F Fierce, 1 Million, and Wind Song in public. I live in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
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    Re: fragrance oils ... anyone bought/tried

    I have purchased perfume oil dupes from Etsy a few times. Most of them turned out well.
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    Re: Smells like orange and chocolate

    Serendipity 3's Serendipitous fits the bill if you can find yourself a bottle.
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    Re: Confused by Amazon price on Burberry

    fragrancenet is legit.
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    Re: Cheap Perfume Guilty Pleasures

    I will always love ZZZ Sleep Well lavender mist from The Healing Garden. I believe it is discontinued, but I still have half a bottle and it has lasted longer than some of my perfumes--the bottle has...
  43. Re: Original youtube reviewers - pretty cool guys, fun to watch; new batch - nerds, awkward, dorks,

    I made a couple of video reviews of my perfume collection some time ago. After multiple takes, it just isn't that easy to pare down a review, especially if you are passionate to talk about a...
  44. Re: HUGE sample purchase....need help deciding.....

    Fair warning, you may wait a long time for those samples. People have said they wait upwards of a month for their samples to arrive.
  45. Re: ideas for daughter, based on what she likes?

    Buy her a sample set from Sephora. There is a voucher in there to use for a fragrance of her choice. I heard some Sephoras will accept the voucher for a bigger sized perfume and the buyer pays the...
  46. Re: Sarah Jessica Parker's Covet fragrance for Men?

    I personally like it. The odd combination of notes works well for me. I don't see it as a masculine fragrance, but you could always give it a try. You can buy it dirt cheap online in the U.S.
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    Ooh, I would love to try these!
  48. Re: Is Hypnotic Poison a fragrance that men can really pass off?

    It is a strong fragrance on me too, but I think it would smell good on a man. I have yet to smell it on one though.

    Unrelated, but I smelled Angel Innocent on a guy once and I almost swooned. He...
  49. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually like?

    I have the preformulation of Dior Hypnotic Poison and the current one. I cannot say I like one over the other; I like them both. Some people say the current one is weak and watered down compared to...
  50. Re: What are you buying yourself when you go Christmas shopping for others ?

    I won't be buying my significant other any fragrance this time around; there are other things he needs like boots and more winter clothes. But I'm horrible when it comes to holiday shopping; I have...
  51. Thread: Luckyscent.

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    Re: Luckyscent.

    Why shop at Nordstrom when you can shop at JC Penney's? There are some perfumes at LuckyScent that you cannot find just anywhere. Plus they will make samples of your choice for you of almost any...
  52. Re: Going to purchase 5 Montale samples. Help me choose.

    I would give Red Aoud a try. It almost blew my nose away.
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    Re: Can you smell your own scent all day?

    I can smell pretty much any scent I wear, all day, so long as I spray on my clothes--my sleeves and chest mostly. Otherwise, I can only smell fragrance for 5-6 hours tops on my skin.
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    Re: Cinnamon cookie dipped in vanilla

    Yes, and the musk is not noticeable at all--just a cinnamon cookie dipped in vanilla like the topic starter is looking for.
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    Re: New D&G's pour Femme eau de Parfum

    I have tried it and like it a lot. I think it's on the edge of gourmand--it smells of raspberries and marshmallows, then it dries down to florals and sandalwood. It's not a heavy scent and staying...
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    Re: BURBERRY BRIT for WOMEN unisex?

    Oh yes! I wear it and I have smelled it on a guy before. It is a versatile fragrance.
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    Re: Change in eBay policy?

    Hrm. I understand used cosmetics would be gross to sell, but I don't see what is wrong with used perfumes. I haven't sold anything recently, but last month I sold 3 used perfumes with no problems....
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    Re: The Perfumed Court (TPC) - down/gone?

    I'm glad I'm not alone in thinking this. I just hope the owner doesn't get burned out.
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    Re: why you should NOT buy from Amazon.com

    I haven't had any issues with fakes from Amazon yet, but I have received an old bottle of perfume from a 3rd party seller. I find resolving issues are much easier on Amazon than eBay. I told the...
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    Re: La Creme de la creme of the Last Five Years

    Thierry Mugler Womanity--controversial perfume that like Angel, you either love it or hate it.
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    Re: Designer Rose or Raspberry

    Tresor Midnight Rose is both rose and raspberry--the raspberry smells like jam. I would suggest trying it first as some people find it too sweet.
  62. Thread: Ah Macy's...

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    Re: Ah Macy's...

    I like Gucci by Gucci on my boyfriend, but even so I would very much disagree with that SA that it does NOT last longer. The longevity is pretty poor IMO for the price you pay. I've tried buying...
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    Re: Black Friday/ [B]Cyber Monday[/B]

    I have a feeling there will be some "doorbuster" perfume, and then some % off your purchase. Maybe some gift with purchase. I wouldn't hold my breath. :P
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    Re: Shippinf from the USA to overseas.

    Eh, as much as it sucks to be limited to some fragrances and potential swapping partners, I respect the postal office's regulations. Things jostle around on a plane and even if packed carefully...
  65. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    My favorites are My Insolence (when applied lightly--otherwise too powdery) and Gourmand Coquin (a nice chocolate rum).
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    Re: Need help picking a niche frag for a girl

    How about taking her to a Jo Malone counter and having her try some out? The counter/section they have is an experience in itself I think.
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    Re: Today I bought - November 2012

    I purchased samples from LuckyScent. They have been on my test list for a few months, and I finally decided to cave in and get them all. I'm going to need to give my sniffer a few breaks in between...
  68. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    I don't really talk about or gush about my perfume collection to other people; but my boyfriend does notice every time I am on the computer, "window shopping" online and typing on fragrance forums....
  69. Re: Article: How to play Perfume Commercial Cliché Bingo

    Man, it upsets me when a good song is used for perfume commercials with models I don't personally care for. But ehhh, whatever. I like the Acque di Gioia commercial tbh. I think another criteria...
  70. Thread: Ocean scent

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    Re: Ocean scent

    Try Outremer Oceane edt. It's crazy cheap too!
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    Re: Clever, different, humorous reviewer.

    What a cool guy! He reminds me of one of the security guards at my job.
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    Re: Chanel Coco and Coco Mademoiselle

    The fragrances might smell good on them, but they definitely do not smell good on me. Darn. :(
  73. Thread: Alice & Peter

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    Alice & Peter

    Has anyone come across these yet? According to the Fragrantica article, they are supposed to be at Urban Outfitters in October. I checked twice at the store in Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg IL and...
  74. Thread: Warm scents

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    Re: Warm scents

    I find Burberry Brit for women edp to be cuddleworthy.
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    Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    Today I did not buy Lolita Lempicka edt. It's on clearance on sephora.com for $23, 1.7 oz. I was about to checkout when I read the review that compared the fragrance to a clean baby diaper. Thank...
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    Re: uh oh Duchaufour

    If it weren't for taking on some unsavory request, I doubt a lot designers would be around today. It sucks, but...the guy wants/needs to make a buck. He probably doesn't follow the politics of the...
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    Re: Supreme Court ruling may ban grey market sales

    Great, encourage the American people to be packrats even more! This seems as ridiculous as SOPA.

    In all honesty, that seems harsh on the college students--only way I was able to afford textbooks...
  78. Re: How do you display/store your fragrances? And what about those samples?

    I use an IKEA cabinet as well. I use this one:
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/10011055/#/10119206

    For my 3 fragrances I use in rotation (usually changed once a month), I keep those on...
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    Re: My favourite fragrance bottle

    So far, my favorites are the Ricci Ricci flankers; the ribbon tops are beautiful. I like this one the most:

    ...
  80. Re: Hey guys don't you think it you be nice to have" like button" as in facebook here ?

    "interaction between members are a little poor"

    A whuuuuh? Here people swap, do splits, and meet up in person. I haven't been around here much, but a few people have talked to me and I was able to...
  81. Re: (SERIOUS FIRST POST) Dry skin eats fragrances, need help finding the right oil for BEST longevit

    Don't apply fragrance right after showering--it's just going to go POOF and away. I myself wouldn't use oil because it just doesn't sink into my skin and makes me feel dirty again. But someone else...
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    Re: How can you avoid fakes on ebay?

    In my experience, you cannot completely avoid; but you can try your best by asking questions about the product.

    If possible, I would ask the seller to send pictures of the box and/or bottle. Post...
  83. Re: Fake Montale bottles??? Please, help me investigate

    If you only knew how big and awful the internet was...I'm sure this isn't the only place you may find complaints about ANY retail establishment. And no, you're not the only store in the world who...
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    I don't know how other buyers shop around, but I myself WILL buy from people with even 96% positive feedback. I read through the negative feedback--most of the time, it's something that the buyer did...
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    Re: Extra spicy/warm scents for fall/winter?

    Montale - Red Aoud: This stuff is spiiiiiii-ceee to me!
  86. Re: Fake Montale bottles??? Please, help me investigate

    Really? You're taking speculative posts about the fragrances and "seeking further action". Ugh. They're comments...not slander. If anything, the Paris Gallery should take things up with Al Jazeera...
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    Re: Where do you draw the line?

    If I'm not able to afford to pay bills, then I just cannot justify buying more fragrances.
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    Re: Fragrances...I need you but I h8 u

    So true! I also find it to be just as much an accessory to complete an outfit like a ring, a watch, a tie, earrings, etc.
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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    ...when you use your mobile at the store to look up notes or compare prices to eBay/Amazon before thinking about purchasing.
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    Re: I need to slow down - this is expensive!!

    Good choice; that when the holiday deals and gift sets roll into your favorite retail shops! ;)

    I too will be holding off until the holidays. Need to save up to play Santa.

    noirdrakkar gave...
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    Re: Thats it... im burning all of my fragrances!

    I've used up some samples in my boyfriend's wax tart burner...once the fragrance burns out of a wax tart, I put some of the perfume in. Smells wonderful! I love the idea.
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    Re: Most embarrassing story

    I wore a sample of Omnia Profumo Madera to work once, and my coworker said, "You smell nice. Is that some Bath and Body Works stuff? My wife wears those things all the time".
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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    I would have to say Nina Ricci.
  94. Re: What's your favorite frag that you'll never own

    Guerlain Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin; I just cannot justify the price for it so I will probably never buy. I won't wear it enough to enjoy it because I would be too afraid to use it up.
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    Re: I'm addicted to designer.

    Unless you move to a different region or country, chances are you are going to "look like everybody else" no matter how much you spend on your wardrobe. But if it makes you happy that you know what...
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    Re: Fashion Frustration!

    You have been influenced by your peers and advertising. That's how the industy "gets you".

    If you want to be constantly changing your wardrobe, shop at affordable places such as H&M or Forever...
  97. Re: Maybe not your HG, but your most interesting

    I have had multiple samples and a rollerball of Hanae Mori, but I won't commit to a full bottle. I think it's because I have a full bottle of Vera Wang Princess Night, and they smell pretty much the...
  98. Re: Annick Goutal - I think I got a good deal, now I have a question :)

    Well hell, I think I might go to my nearest Perfumania and see if they have that set! You got a great deal so I say keep it or sell it on eBay later. Petite Cherie is one of my favorites, and the...
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    Re: -Sigh- eBay fake...

    Amen to that; I now only buy perfumes with actual photos of the product. A stock photo looks too perfect, like a hamburger in a fast food ad and obviously what you get isn't going to looked...
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    Re: Acqua di gioia on a male

    Yes, I think you can pull it off. It might be the mint and cedar that make it masculine, but if you like it then wear it!
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