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  1. Re: Why do so many people recommend to spray eau du toilette on the chest?

    mes amis, apply the scent to your chest. Right on the heart.

    Why do this? Because it is good.
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    Re: Drakkar Noir - Old Formula Again?

    First off, I think Drakkar Noir is awesome - very unique indeed. I first smelled it in college in the mid-80's. We wore it then and a friend gave me my first bottle when we graduated.

    After...
  3. Thread: Most worn

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    Re: Most worn

    Santos and Paco Rabanne PH - both of which I wear to work.
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    Re: Accessible classics

    Santos
    Paco Rabanne ph
    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Re: Civet fragrances

    very true - thank you for this observation. Kouros can smell quite strong on the card, but quite delightful on the skin. I am wearing some Givenchy Gentleman right now. The initial opening is...
  6. Molinard and Les Senteurs Patchouli Question

    Any difference between these two? - meaning are they the same cologne just different bottles.


    7893

    7892

    thanks
    mc
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    Re: What scent would "The GEICO gecko" wear?

    I read in Esquire that he wears Paco Rabanne pour homme
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    Re: The Smell of New Clothes

    I think new clothes smell like startch. I always assume there is tons of starch in them to keep them looking good in the store. I am not sure which notes will smell like starch.
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    Re: What kind of soap/deodorant do you use?

    I use the Whole Foods (365) brand unscented glycerin soap - makes a nice lather and I use it to wash my hair too.
    For deodorant, I use Tom's of Maine unscented (original not long-lasting) deodorant...
  10. Re: Kouros and Paco Rabane PH similar on my skin

    I agree Zgb; I have thought the same. They are both fougeres and they share a similar quality. There is a certain beautiful richness to the base - perhaps tonka amber or something of the sort that...
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    Re: Halston z-14 greatest budget buy ever.

    I really like Z-14 as well. Excellent stuff. Forget about the price, the advertising, or where you bought it. Get it and enjoy it.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    I wear it to work - 1 spray. Excellent stuff
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    Re: Blind bought Kouros ! And I love it .

    I love Kouros as well - some call it the white devil :) I too was repulsed the first time I smelled it. It was much different on my skin. I only use one spray to the chest - even 2 sprays can be a...
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    Re: I'm looking for a shaving cream scent....

    odd that Rive Gauche is not in there...
  15. Re: Deodorant for every day use: which one do you use?

    Tom's of Maine unscented deodorant stick (the "original care" not the "long-lasting" one)
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    Re: A Kouros Mystery

    I certainly haven't been stockpiling. I have a bottle of regular Kouros and recently picked up Fraicheur. I have received compliments when wearing Kouros. It does really smell beautiful on my...
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    Re: cheap fragrances

    Halston Z-14. You can get the stuff for practically free. A wonderful scent that never disappoints.
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    Re: Barbershop talc

    I have 2 Caswell Massey talcs - Patchouli and Jockey Club. I got them both cheap at Marshalls or TJ's. Occasionally I check for them there. I prefer the Patchouli - it is a nice addition to a...
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    Re: Alternative for Guerlain Vetiver

    Royall Vetiver is a cheap yet respectable alternative to GV

    enjoy
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    Re: Tabac Original - Where's the tobacco?

    I think this is an important point. I have not smelled the aftershave, but I think this is what generally gets all the good reviews (from what I've read). I had the EDT and it was sharp and harsh -...
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 March

    Kouros (yes at work) One shot to the chest.

    I smell magnificent.
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 16 March 09

    Today at work, I am wearing Kouros, the white devil himself. Just one spray, so he doesn't turn on me.
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    Re: What's the most Badass scent?

    Z-14
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    Re: S.O.T.D .. Friday 30th January 2009

    I am wearing Kouros at work today - one spray - so awesome
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    Re: cheap masterpieces

    Second the Z-14. Never disappoints, never hurts the wallet.
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    Re: Help with adult acne

    hi
    I am 41 and have had minor to moderate acne over the years. Maybe it has subsided with age, but here is my current regimen that appears to keep it in check:

    No caffeine (it affects my sleep...
  27. Re: What deodorant do you wear with your colognes?

    Tom's of Maine Unscented Deodorant.
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    Sticky: Re: Any places give away free samples?

    hi
    check out perfumeworldwide.com - you can get samples for 2.99 which includes shipping. I also second Sephora - if its not busy, they can usually make you some small spray samples.
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    Re: looking for a cheap vetiver

    I second the Royall vetiver - cheap in price, but a decent scent. I have come to realize vetiver is not my thing. I have bottles of Guerlain Vetiver and Royall Vetiver gathering dust if anyone is...
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    Re: Did you recieve bad comments with Kouros?

    My ex-girlfriend gave complements on Kouros on several occasions. The key is to not overapply. One spray on the chest will do just fine. 2 tops. I find M7 is the same 1 spray is enough. I think...
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    Re: Adidas Victory League

    this is just the difference in rounding the decimal place:

    100ml is 3.381402 oz
  32. Re: Polo Modern Reserve by Ralph Lauren - my review

    Similar experience: I kept smelling PMR on my hand after 3 days and I was thinking, "damn, this stuff is strong." Turns out I got some on my watch band when I sprayed it at the store. The jury is...
  33. Re: Kouros vs Santos vs Antaeus.......Which one for a lifetime partner?

    I have owned all three.
    I swapped the Antaeus
    Santos is nice, but not great
    Kouros IMO is outstanding and would be my pick.
  34. Re: suggest something with leather, wood, spice, and musk

    fendi uomo
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    Re: Is Guerlain Vetiver Getting Neutered?

    I always found GV to be fickle - or volatile. I had a bottle from 99 that went bad on me. I swear it smells different if you give the bottle a couple of shakes. Sacrelige perhaps, but give it a...
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    Re: A Feminine Twist

    Yes I think it's the vanilla. Habit Rouge to me smells like a woman's perfume. Not that this is good or bad - it's just the impression I get.
    For me, I cant wear the vanilla. I am into the...
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    Re: Powdery Leathers (or Leathery Powders...)

    Chaps - old version
  38. Re: The Powdery Showdown: Touch, Kanon, or Anucci?

    I got a big bottle of Royal Copenhagen if anyone wants to swap, trade, or buy. PM me.

    And yes, it is very powdery.
  39. Thread: White Sage

    by marcuccio88
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    White Sage

    Is there a cologne that has a strong white sage note? Like the Native American smudge stick - if you've had the chance to smell that. Sweet and sweaty.

    thanks
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    Re: How many Creed frags do you own?

    none
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    Re: Keihl's Musk | Jovan Musk

    I would say the Coty Musk is more like Kiehl's...
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    Re: Kouros-What have I been missing??

    Kouros was referred to as the "White Devil" in another post. I love this name, and I love wearing the White Devil. I find it very versatile and wear it in many situations including work.

    mc
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    Re: Kouros-What have I been missing??

    Exactly

    don't dismiss Kouros until you wear it on your skin. This is when the magic comes alive
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    Re: Sleazy scent?

    I understand. I think Hugo Boss number One has this same quality.
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    Re: SOTD .. Thursday 14th Febuary

    Kouros
  46. Re: Scent of Valentines Day - Thursday, 14 Feb 08

    Kouros today,
    havent decided for tonight yet...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 13 Feb 08

    Royall Vetiver

    (the other vetiver)
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    Re: Powerhouses of the 1980s - Help!

    Try:
    Polo and even better Polo Crest
    Azzaro pour homme
    Hugo Boss number One

    peace.
    mc
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    Re: First scents for basenoters?

    Drakkar and Chaps in College 86-89
    Had a bottle of Z-14 after graduation 1990
    Got a bottle of Guerlain Vetiver when I was married c. 2000
    Discovered basenotes when I got divorced 2005
  50. Re: The difference between testing on paper and on your skin

    hi Sterotomy,
    yes, I agree with your observation. The scent on paper can be very different than the skin. I think a spray on the wrist is also different from a full wearing of a fragrance on the...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia

    I got a sample of Colonia and Assoluta at CO Bigelow's
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    Re: Concentrations

    Also be aware that concentration does not necessarily mean a stronger smelling scent. The sillage and duration are also dependant on the specific scent oil/molecule or whatever it is. I am not sure...
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    Dunhill 1934

    hello

    Before I shell out my cash for a bottle of Dunhill 1934, I would like to know if there is anything similar, but perhaps a bit stronger i.e. more sillage.

    And secondly, has anyone seen...
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    Re: Chevignon and Jacques Bogart

    Quoted from tvlampboy's review of Polo Crest:
    "And yes, everything you've heard about Jacques Bogart's Chevignon is true -- it's a dead ringer for Polo Crest, or at least really damn close."
    ...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 6 Feb 08

    Santos de Cartier
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 5 Feb 08

    Today I wore Royall Vetiver to work.

    I sampled some Boss Number One after dinner
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    Re: Mystery Cologne!

    Intertesting site!

    I would be interested in trying "Sniper," "Wanted" and "Propaganda" on the names alone.

    mc
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    Re: Fresh & Vivifying YSL Kouros

    I am on the Kouros bandwagon as well (thanks BN!)

    The smell can be strong on the card, but it is so nice on the skin.

    Amazing stuff

    I dont find it overpowering at all
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    Re: Chevignon and Jacques Bogart

    Thanks Atrac!
    I will purchase based on your advice. I am wearing Polo Crest today, but my supply is dwindling.

    Thanks for everyone's replies
    mc
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    Re: Chevignon and Jacques Bogart

    Let us know what it smells like. It appears that the same bottle and package can contain 2 totally different fragrances (old or new). I have a sample vial coming and I am eager to see which one I...
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    Re: Chevignon and Jacques Bogart

    Mr Duckfinder,
    Is the one pictured in Atrac's post the one you have?
    thanks
    mc
  62. Thread: Wee hee

    by marcuccio88
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    Re: Wee hee

    I receive a fake bottle of Old Spice aftershave from an online vendor. I could tell by the font on the bottom of the box and something in the middle notes was off by about 5% - an obvious fake.
    ...
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    Re: My Royall Reviews

    Has anyone tried the vetiver?

    I've tried a spray at the store and I like it, but I am wondering about the longevity.
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    Re: Chevignon and Jacques Bogart

    hi again

    the bottle in the pictures (both old and new) is tall and flat and with a silver cap. the box is shown as light brown - the color of a paper bag.

    I was interested in the one that...
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    Re: Anise for Spring

    Azzaro has a nice anise note.
    Azzaro is heavy and clean all at the same time if you know what I mean.
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    Chevignon and Jacques Bogart

    hello fragrance friends ,

    Based on recent reviews I am interested in Chevignon for men. I have a small sample on order.
    I have two questions about Chevignon. Sometimes it is listed as...
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    Re: Funny Tobacco Vanille/Clay Aiken story

    I've tried them, but I don't really like tobacco scents. I guess that's another thing Clay and I don't have in common...
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    Re: Are You a Victim of Marketing?

    the marketing of fragrances actually turns me off. I am fairly conservative, so I don't like the ads. I go by smell alone...
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    Re: Scent for hookah bar?

    Herrera for men
  70. Re: Hello everyone! Just a few questions..

    hi Romance

    And welcome

    I am answering your question about spraying on the wrist or chest. I always spray on the chest - right in the middle of my chest and on the base of my neck. I find this...
  71. Re: Bijan Wicked (and a snippet about Graphite Blue) at TJMaxx

    I think FB is Filene's Basement...

    'round these parts FB is a little more expensive than TJM or Marshalls. The fragrances are a little better organized at FB. TJM and Marsh. require a little...
  72. Re: Which Of These Fragrnaces Should I Purchase?

    Always try before you buy or you'll end up like me with bottle you will never wear.

    I really like Kouros - it is surprising, because it smells strong out of the bottle or on paper. I think the...
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    Re: Is Perfume-Making an Art form?

    Yes perfume is art - art is best defined by the effort, skill, experience and imagination of its creator.
    Non est ars quae ad effectum casu venit. - That which achieves its effect by accident is...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 22 Jan 08

    Kouros
  75. Re: Not too formal job interview - what fragrance to wear ?

    In the "old days" they suggested a one-page resume - that ship has sailed. The rules have changed. I show up with clean resumes on heavy cotton paper, and I can't give one away. Everyone already...
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    Re: The Psychology of Value

    I heard about this study on the radio - NPR?
    I defiitely applies to many consumer choices. Higher price is considered better - better quality. This is not always the case. And sometimes you get...
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    Re: Azzaro Pure Cedrat/Pure Lavande @ TJX

    Smell for yourself. I was not impressed by them (there is also a vetiver in the collection as well). I also recall seeing that stuff for less.
    Sometimes you can find Azzaro pour Homme and TJ's -...
  78. Re: Name Long lasting Frags suitable for under 30 men

    Fendi Uomo lasts quite a long time.
  79. Thread: M7...

    by marcuccio88
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    Re: M7...

    I thought it ws widely known that pimps wore Pierre Cardin. I suppose M7 would be suitable
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    Re: Make up your mind!!

    I have been debating whether I like Guerlain Vetiver for close to 10 yrs...
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    Re: No Magic in Ungaro III

    I have come to realize that there are few fragrances that no one likes - basically you can always find a positive review. Occasionally, the positive reviews get "hyped" and the reader (like myself)...
  82. Re: Your very first fragrance: when, why, where...?

    I was 20 in college and I bought a bottle of Chaps.
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    Re: "Grunge" Scents

    Halston Z-14 is pretty grungy
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    Re: Leather fragances: where next?

    Fendi Uomo has leather as does Halston z-14
    (sorry if someone already mentioned)
  85. Re: Do you always give even the bad ones a chance in "the field"?

    I keep my collection in 2 separate batches: the ones I like and plan to keep and the ones I want to get rid of. I try to give away the ones I don't want.
    The other day I transferred AdG and Azzaro...
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    Re: Bvlgari Fragrances.

    I owned Bulgari pH but gave it away. I liked the scent ok, but found it lacking in the strength department. Overall a very class scent.

    I have also tried the Extreme version,at TJMaxx but did...
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    Re: Where to buy samples online??

    I'm glad.

    happy sampling!

    mc
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    Poll: Re: Égoïste or Ungaro III

    I have a 50 ml bottle of Ungaro III for swaps or cheap...

    never tried Egoiste
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    Re: Where to buy samples online??

    www.perfumeworldwide.com has the "try before you buy" 2.99 sample vials you are looking for.
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    Re: very subtle , close to skin ?

    I thought of Bulgari pH immediately

    Vera Wang for men stays pretty close too
  91. Re: Tabac - Eau de Cologne (my bottle arrives)

    I have a 3.4oz (100mL) bottle of Tabac Original EDT 90+% full - for the taking
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    Re: Ultimate "gentlemanly" colognes

    You, my friend, have excellent taste.

    I would add:
    Knize Ten
    Polo Crest
    Paco Rabanne pH
    I will throw Kouros in as well

    peace
    MC
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    Re: Female Fragrances "wafting" ability

    Absolutely excellent thread, please continue!!
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    Re: Bad breath and perfumes....

    IMO good fragrance will never compensate for bad breath.

    "Always remember you are unique; just like everyone else." - that's funny
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    Re: Work, Play, and Love

    Work: Paco pH, Equipage, Guerlain Vetiver, Kouros
    Play: M7, Polo Crest, Fendi Uomo, Kouros
    Love: Kouros, Envy
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    Re: Fill up my cart!

    Equipage
    Kouros
    Tuscany
    Paco Rabanne pH

    (all aromatics!)
  97. Re: Yatagan arrived in time for Christmas, and now, time for re-gifting

    As I recall, this is a big bottle. I tried it before and would really like to try it again - as would many others. To spread the joy, I would take what I need (15mL or so) and pass on the rest in...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 25 December 2007

    Kouros

    Merry Christmas!
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    Re: Your thoughts on Egoiste Platinum

    Interesting.
    I was out shopping yesterday and I tried some PE on a card, some sprayed on my hand by accident. Later, at TJMaxx, I took a spray of Eau de Grey Flannel on my other hand. I thought it...
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    Re: Most satisifying purchase of 2007

    I bought Kouros this year - highly satisying.
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