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    Re: Beyond Paradise Men by Estee Lauder

    Great scent if you play in a band called "Smashing Mangoes." Neutral at best.
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    Re: Some good Cheap fragrances..!!

    English Leather...the latest formulation, not simply the vintage MEM.
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    Re: My Dad Loves Brut Classic

    Am beginning to conclude that English Leather (even the reformulation) is one of the most underrated scents in any category.

    The Classic Brut? Yes, better than the plastic bottle...but still with...
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    Re: Dior Homme smells just like

    Is this assessment based on sniffing bodywash at a store or actually purchasing it and trying it out?

    I just picked up a bottle of Smooth Blast after shave (as in bought it and splashed it...
  5. Re: Battle of the Drug Store brands: Brut vs Old Spice

    Brut.

    I keep coming back to this stuff.
  6. Re: Colognes the COMPLETE opposite of refined and sophisticated...........

    Again, A*men...with a correct use of asterisk Amen*







    *may induce revulsion.
  7. Re: If you had to pick 1 cologne for a high school boy (15), which would you choose?

    To add to LiveJazz's good advice, learn to play guitar...
  8. Re: How to get an Axe addict into the real stuff..

    One of the early phrases in this discussion is "drench themselves." Drench yourself in almost anything and then check on the results. Hey, I get it that the spray lends itself to drenching (as in...
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    Re: Best "manly" male frag for penny pincher?

    Reminded by another thread...check out various Bay Rum offerings...
  10. Re: How to get an Axe addict into the real stuff..

    There's nothing quite like having someone compliment you on how great you smell...and it's not necessarily the most expensive thing on the market.

    Sometimes the "finer thing" is just who we are...
  11. Re: How to get an Axe addict into the real stuff..

    Double post!!!
  12. Re: How to get an Axe addict into the real stuff..

    Been away from the forum for awhile (not 3 years)...

    Yeah Robbo, the "real stuff" includes a host of overpriced disappointments (mostly new releases) as well as the reformulations of once great...
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    Re: Best "manly" male frag for penny pincher?

    Azarro PH
    Agua Brava
    Aramis
    Brut (no apologies)
    Canoe
    English Leather
    Stetson Black
    Polo
    Quorum
    Axe Kilo
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme, I'm not impressed

    Agreed.
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    Re: Rive Gauche...

    The fact that someone 17 years old can wear it and "pull it off" doesn't really answer your question since you yourself state that "age doesn't matter." And BTW, this proves nothing, IMO about a...
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    Re: Best italian fragrance for men

    Sounds absurd maybe...but for me the differences appear when even looking at an Ungaro necktie...
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    Re: Best italian fragrance for men

    Your comment made not too long related to "perfume buffonery" or something like that (not connected to Ungaro) I still value for its precision...when describing a fair number of Italian scent...
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    Re: Negative Reviews-Should I write more?

    Brielle87, in the New Age/T-Ball universe everything is AOK...

    Related to this: more than 25 years ago in American education: "How can we fix this?" morphed into theories about the unfairness of...
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    Re: Negative Reviews-Should I write more?

    Yes, when something smells exactly like baby powder DON'T say that.

    Say instead that "It smells like the talc of neonates."
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    Re: Aramis but more subdued

    You may realize that with careful application Aramis itself is IT.

    In a moment I'll be putting on one shot...just for the sake of doing it. A winner.
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    Re: Aramis but more subdued

    The more I think about it Devin might be your best first step. While you can think of it as more subdued, it's also persistent.
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    Re: Fifty cent fragrance

    Still looking for these celeb inspired scents but haven't found them:

    Bootleg Nocturne (Amouage)
    Vote Rigger Vanilla (Coty)
    Dead or Alive (YSL)
    Inquistion Summer Musk Fresh (CK)


    Some of...
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    Re: Negative Reviews-Should I write more?

    There's a fine line between "appreciating a scent" and "appreciating one's ability to appreciate it."

    Negative or positive I can't stand plodding reviews...
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    Re: Happy for Men - Alternative

    Not joking here: Axe Fever.

    Try it before you bash it.
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    Re: Aramis but more subdued

    I would agree with that as well as a 1 shot cologne mist application. But to be fair to the OP, the options of other scents mentioned are good ones.
  26. Thread: Brut variants

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    Re: Brut variants

    I wish they could get this Brut line here in the States.
  27. Thread: I tried Brut

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    Re: I tried Brut

    Had to join in and will be putting on some Brut in a just awhile. Hands down my favorite everyday scent.

    The "negative image" stuff I really don't care about anymore since the "positive image"...
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    Re: Blenheim or Pino Silvestre?

    This is not to bash Pino Silvestre, but here's where I must use that famous phrase "on my skin" it emerges after the citrus takes leave, for the most part as an incense scent. Why do I say this? ...
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    Re: Returned Creed Himalaya Today

    Last time I looked a cologne counter is not a laboratory or testing center or a customer service in an electronics place to see if the TV you are returning out of the box has not been broken.

    If...
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    Re: For my fathers birthday suggestions

    I'm a big believer in giving someone a gift that they would like. No need to "educate" someone on their birthday or whatever occasion.

    Do they have Agua Brava there? Similar to Pino Silvestre. ...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne XS vs. Creed Himalaya

    Paco XS is the "real deal" in every sense of that phrase...
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    Re: Anyone Tried Black XS...

    Sometimes a scent doesn't work for someone else.

    Frankly when a scent is somewhat polarizing even love or hate it...that makes it more interesting to me.

    Hey, I read reviews. But Luca Turin's...
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    Re: Anyone Tried Black XS...

    While I may agree with quite a few of Luca Turin's reviews, but some of them like Beyond Paradise...I saw a lecture which featured Beyond Paradise with top notes separated etc...apparently he gave...
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    Re: Anyone Tried Black XS...

    If it was a blind buy and where you got it from might be relevant. And yes, it could also be that there is nothing wrong with the bottle but that you simply don't like thr scent...even after another...
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    Re: Anyone Tried Black XS...

    Hey, it's up to you to decide.

    Others might recommend something else...

    And as for reviews, I recommend those which correspond with my own reversal on this scent.

    As for simply avoiding any...
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    Re: Anyone Tried Black XS...

    Comparisons are made to the first Paco Rabanne XS not the Black,
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    Re: Anyone Tried Black XS...

    Black XS is my most recent 180. I would disparage it, but now I really like it.

    Like some more classically constructed even old school scents, this one starts off in a way that can understandably...
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    Re: you are embarrassed that you like.......

    And let me also add Axe Dark Temptation.

    Unburdened, I can move on with my life.
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    Re: Your Most Recent 180

    Ditto.

    For me, maybe the slippery slope began with stuff like Axe Kilo and Axe Fever, lol...

    I can honestly say that I appreciate scents like Black XS (great review, Ken Russell) and Diesel...
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    Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    Brut
    Aramis
    Eau Savage
    Canoe
    Zizanie
    English Leather
    Agua Lavanda
    Hai Karate Spice
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    Re: What to wear during sex?

    One thing I would never wear is an Avon Derek Jeter scent.
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    Re: you are embarrassed that you like.......

    Along with Axe Kilo I also frequently use Axe Fever.

    A good 80 percent of Mario J.'s confession is also my own.

    Add to his list of great neutrals, Rive Gauche.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Acqua di Gio layered with GIT...it smells like two ex-boyfriends in one.
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    Re: Straight To Heaven Disappointment

    "Mess" and "muted" are an apparent options for some allegedly unisex scents. The notion of aura, softened edfges etc...even white musk background noise. This is not just a patchouli-hater's nightmare...
  45. Thread: Thank you D&G

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    Re: Thank you D&G

    Not anti-designer, not anti-niche, not even anti-drugstore...anti-crap.

    BTW, I am a huge fan of even slightly tawdry...compared to...

    I'm becoming a drugstore scent snob...just to mix things up...
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    Re: Givenchy Play and Intense

    No resemblances but better options, IMO, purely suggested as antidotes for struggling (unnecessarily) with Givenchy Play

    the loved to be hated:

    Diesel Fuel For Life
    Paco Rabanne Black XS
    ...
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    Re: Givenchy Play and Intense

    Givenchy Play: citrus and a touch of (ply)wood.

    Nothing quite fails like trying to be "not bad." In the case of Givenchy Play this intention seems deliberate.
  48. Thread: Thank you D&G

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    Re: Thank you D&G

    For me even the Generic Giant DG Pour Homme foreshadows this current line...like a group of t-ballers where "everyone's a winner" a group of scents where you might like or dislike any one of...
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    Re: Fougeres Best and Classics

    A "modern fougere" some people love to hate is Diesel Fuel For Life. Read Luca Turin's review: 4 stars.
  50. Re: I'm wearing Le Male on my left arm, A Men on my right arm....

    Another great job interview strategy...
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    Re: The Best 5 Cheap Scents!

    For me, I did not inlcude Gilette Cool Wave after shave splash which seems to be heading for discontinuation. Try to find it on the scambled eggs Gilette website, easy enough in the shopping but...
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    Re: The Best 5 Cheap Scents!

    The only turn around for me was going from neutral to thumbs up for Dark Temptation. More easily accessed (and cheaper) than Black XS and a bit of a toned down knock off but I have to say more...
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    Re: The Best 5 Cheap Scents!

    Brut Cologne
    Old Spice Cologne
    Jovan Sex Appeal Cologne
    Axe Fever Body Spray
    Axe Dark Temptation Body Spray
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    Re: Classy Old Spice Alternative

    I would emphasize that it is the cologne NOT the after shave that I would recommend at this point. There is an odd citrus thing going on in the after shave that was never there for me before, with...
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    Re: Your Most Recent 180

    Arguably, it's harder to warm up to a neutral.

    In the case of Black XS when I am completely honest with myself I think I tested it with prejudice...the first time, like the "idea" of the scent.
    ...
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    Re: Carlos santana ??

    For me "dose" is also relative to how much of something else. I must admit I am perhaps hypervigilant when it comes to lavander when it exists in certain combos, it stands out for me. In something...
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    Re: Carlos santana ??

    Scents like Carlos Santana point to my most recent obsessions: that lavander is hard to pull off after all. Yes this is a spice scent but if what you're left with is the scent equivalent of someone...
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    Your Most Recent 180

    I80's...nice yet humbling. The most recent one for me: Paco Rabanne Black XS. As they say, I gave it another chance and must say that though I can understand how this one is a polarizing scent ...I...
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    Re: Aftershave Splash

    Gilette Cool Wave: it's a splash. Hands down my biggest compliment getter...as pathetic as it sounds. Check out the reviews here on BN. And as I stated, the longevity is remarkable.
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    Re: Aftershave Splash

    The only one I would add to your list is Gilette Cool Wave...amazing longevity for an after shave and a great scent. But who knows? This one may very well end up discontinued like much of the...
  61. Re: Youthful scent for winter that isn't really sweet.

    Post my 180 on this scent I would have to agree with Black XS...I do not know your age Big Punisher but even at MY age I enjoy the fun of scents these days...and have come to value the fun of...
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    Re: Most cloying- Your thoughts

    Seriously, I don't think anything beats it for cloying. There seems to be a camphor component to it that opens up the mucosa even more to do maximum damage to sinuses and lungs.,,so that its...
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    Re: Most cloying- Your thoughts

    Azarro Chrome: like very tiny well-sharpened blades to my sinuses and lungs.

    The sociopathic Versace Fraiche PH...

    There's also the "green" way to go cloying with overdoses of Pino Silvestre...
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    Re: Most cloying- Your thoughts

    When you think of it, "white musk" is an absurd concept: it emerged as a need for less animalic recommended for office and "youthful scents" developed along with of course restictions within the...
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    Re: Most cloying- Your thoughts

    I almost forgot... a case of delayed cloying for me...the new formulation of Paco Rabanne PH...sure, it starts strong, but later the lavander edged in a slight sweetness is definitely cloying and why...
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    Re: Most cloying- Your thoughts

    To add to the list:


    Grey Flannel (when worn to "project")

    the new English Leather cologne, not after shave (more than 2 sprays): possibly orange blossom aspect for citrus

    Black Suede by...
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulated?!!!!

    First, though not a fan of M7, my sympathies. I think even before the IFRA, companies reformulated stuff for various reasons. I had a really vintage bottle of Brut in childhood. By 1980, the Brut,...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio, just how common is this?

    AdG is NOT really an aquatic. Starting with that and the wear what you like idea...the fact that you ask about it's commonness may be a factor for you.
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    Re: Getting discouraged with my nose...

    Don't make even a vague sense of "A lot of people on BN's love this stuff" be your guide.

    The benchmark is not sharing the same opinion but having your own.

    Mitsouko is particular is not a good...
  70. Re: What has been the most temperamental scent for you?

    Heartening to learn that even your favorites can turn on you. Love is tough.
  71. Re: What has been the most temperamental scent for you?

    Aside from "construction" issues, am beginning to think that some of my own applications and reapplications have contributed to a sense of mess...

    But I do think that lavander itself has a role to...
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    Re: Feminine scents no guy could pull off

    If scents could be approached like math, is "Lady Stetson" a "masculine?"
  73. Re: What has been the most temperamental scent for you?

    Sidejoke: should we shake before using?

    Seriously, are certain notes/note combinations within scents more fragile, so to speak, which allow these tempermental displays?

    As I said, lavander for...
  74. Re: What has been the most temperamental scent for you?

    Great thread! As I am discovering, and it's humbling: ALMOST ANYTHING with lavander. I prefer at this time to keep the perpetrators anonymous...
  75. Re: Have you ever noticed any perfumes used in tv/movies?

    Was it in "Play It Again, Sam" that Woody Allen gargles with Canoe?
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    Re: Which scent gets you NO female compliments?

    Is it arguable that people don't compliment "quality" so much as just what they like? Is "class" less of a turn on than clean yet slightly tawdry?

    With respect to GIT or some other Creeds: what...
  77. Re: Making a mockery of my expensive fragrances...

    Agua Brava is great. I prefer it to Pino Silvestre and even Quorum.

    As for Aqua Velva, I recall a woman in Madrid (El Corte Ingles) actually recommending it to me and commenting how much she...
  78. Re: Making a mockery of my expensive fragrances...

    I believe you. I was talking to a female colleague when some guy walked past wearing Brut...and she almost immediately commented very positively...

    I think what Brut has going for it is its...
  79. Re: Making a mockery of my expensive fragrances...

    Let's just say this thread cheers up quite a few of us. What I notice about the great cheapos is that they are unapologetically and clearly linked to "grooming." Shaving. Starting the day. They...
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    Re: Splash vs. Spray

    Agreed.
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Collectors

    What struck me about the Oriental when I sampled it way back was that it was truly masculine and exotic...like something more from SE Asia...BTW, I do get that vibe, believe it or not, with the new...
  82. Poll: Re: Which recent frags disappointed you terribly ?

    Terre d'Hermes is perhaps the greatest neutral ever conceived. Fans of Gray's "Elegy Written In A Country Church-Yard" need look no further...except substitute here abandoned orange grove.

    Axe...
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    Re: Lynx/Axe Collectors

    Hey, no need to make time an issue here.

    I DO remember the early Lynx/Axe available in the States in only small neighborhood shops and indeed the Oriental Spice was great. Also, in the early 90's...
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    Re: Favorite Everyday Fragrance

    Brut...
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    Re: Best Cheapo/Drugstore scents

    Let me add some worms...

    ...the current Brut I also like better than Rive Gauche...with the patchouli in RG somehow either downplayed (ignored) or highlighted by its admirers.
  86. Re: Appreciation Thread : Fuel For Life (for Men) by Diesel (plus youtube review)

    Same experience with my wife who likes light scents...she liked this stuff.
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    Re: Best Cheapo/Drugstore scents

    To follow up on Brut: one of the things that gets way overplayed is the reformulation. True, the orginal was more dimensional and richer. I have said this before: the original was better than Rive...
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    Re: Why Turin isn't updating the Guide

    I was simply referring to the stats, the percentages of 3 and above scents and what seems to be LT's conclusions about both the scent industry and the process of reviewing itself. In some ways, if I...
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    Re: Why Turin isn't updating the Guide

    There are absurdities from every angle: the initial guide spans how many decades of perfumery? What number of "masterpieces" needs to be produced per each new production year to keep things...
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    Re: Axe Fever Body Spray

    No problem! If you ever check out the Fever, let us know...

    As an aside, I really agree with one of your posts in another thread about just enjoying scents...without a lot of complications.
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    Re: Axe Fever Body Spray

    No need to even subtley apologize for liking any scent, especially Axe.

    BTW, my road back to Axe passed through the TJ Maxx/Marshall's vortex, very very briefly. I realized after a few returns...
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    Re: Axe Fever Body Spray

    Kilo is great and ditto on Phoenix, so "soapy" that at one point I did want to get some real soap and wash it off.

    For 4 bucks or so, check out the Fever. I love that stuff, and while it...
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    Re: Why Turin isn't updating the Guide

    Wearing Axe Fever Body Spray today as a partial celebration of this thread...and loving it.
  94. Re: If you had to chose, would it be sillage or longevity?

    Longevity...
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    Re: Why Turin isn't updating the Guide

    Yes, you are having a bad day.

    Step back and look at history. Who were the deserving masses surrounding the creation of great works of art? If anything, much of Shakespeare accomodates also...
  96. Re: Who has been able to purchase relaunch of Havana?

    I agree. There's nothing worse than a CT- a Cologne Tease.
  97. Re: How is the economic crisis affecting your cosmetics buying?

    A good thing to remember is why those scents are AT TJ Maxx...sure some of them OK but....
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    Re: Im Going to TJ MAXX tomorrow.

    I saw Dirty English $22...3.4 oz....

    Did I buy it? No. I saw some lady hiding it in the woman's perfumes to come back later....and besides, not a fan.
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    Re: Why Turin isn't updating the Guide

    Double Bingo.

    With the ease of obtaining reviews online of just about anything...

    Also, while grateful for his (and Tania Sanchez') contribution, let's not get carried away. While I can say I...
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    Re: Why Turin isn't updating the Guide

    Sounds like some post-Beyond Paradise regret...

    Hey, not just any artistic endeavor now but throughout history. In Shakespeare's time, they weren't hitting them all out of the park...

    With...
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