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

    That is fantastic. In my opinion, one of the great upsides of this hobby is that you can wear something FAR nicer than MB Legend, actually enjoy wearing the cologne far more, and still get the...
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    Re: Mont Blanc Legend or A&F Fierce?

    Thank You. I am bumping this thread because I always have loved Mont Blanc PENS. I recently purchased a mini of Legend on eBay and to me it opens in a very reminiscent way to Platinum Egoiste. ...
  3. Re: New Fragrance: Giorgio Armani - Eau de Nuit for Men

    I agree people like the Armani, especially the ladies. I also think the bottle is beautiful.

    At least with the bottle, they seem to be attempting to be bring back very fond memories of the...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel vs Terre d'Hermes

    Absolutely agree. Love the EDT version.

    My go with TdH Parfum version did not go well as I felt it wore a bit too musky on my skin.

    That said, I wore TdH EDT the other day and I can see...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 15th of December 2012

    Hello Everyone:

    It has been a while since I have posted to the SOTD thread:


    Terre d'Hermès EDT



    Elegant. Beautiful and timeless. I have not worn this one for a while and I am really...
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    Re: Which of these would You choose

    Personally, I like Creed Aventus.

    Come on, your fragrance list is all over the map. Boss Bottled vs Tom Ford TV vs Creed Aventus?

    It would help greatly in making constructive suggestions if...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You sprayed Korous on your chest five times a minute? Then the reason your location is undisclosed is because the women cannot leave you alone? :) I am just kidding. Congratulations if this works...
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    Re: Blind Buy Suggestion

    My advice is to NOT blind buy. Please don't think of yourself in a race. Buy some decants and take your time to explore different options.

    As far as what most would consider to be "suitable"...
  9. Perfect Cologne For You - Except One Thing?

    Greetings:

    I have been away for a while, its good to be back.

    As I write this, I am currently going through my second fairly generous 9 ml decant of a particular fragrance.

    I was wondering...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I LOVED the original CK Obsession in its day, I used to wear it all the time, and YES, the ladies young and old loved it as well. For whatever reason, the conglomerate which now controls CK...
  11. Thread: polo blue

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    Re: polo blue

    Actually I gave Polo Blue another wear just the other day. This may be the third time I have tried to show some respect for this cologne and it failed. Three strikes and your out.

    The melon note...
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    Re: If Tom Ford Private Blend is considered niche, then...

    Designer simply means that a house that does not make cologne commissions someone to do that for them. There are many high quality designer offerings: Hermes, Chanel, Tiffany, Boucheron, etc. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    LOL. You have made my night.

    A new dilemma for Basenoters: dog wash or Brut? I guess it depends on the dog wash.:smiley:
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    Re: 10 Best Niche Fragrance Samples

    Excellent niche suggestions. I understand you are looking to explore niche, but have you tried Gucci Pour Homme? To me, it is definitely dark and woody and somewhat spicy. Mysterious? Do you find...
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    Poll: Re: Armani Code vs D&G The One vs YSL La Nuit

    I voted for Code, especially for your age group. I enjoy Code.

    However, be forewarned: depending upon skin chemistry, Code often does not have much longevity or projection. It also can grow a...
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    Sticky: Re: Do different colognes attract girls of different ages?

    So does proper grammar and the ability to clearly articulate one's thoughts.

    TJ
  17. Re: Chanel pour Monsieur , ADP Colonia or ADP Assoluta ?

    Very interesting. I am pondering an AdP for summer wear and I do not like floral notes at all. For instance, the other day I wore Le Labo Fleur D'Oranger and it ruined my day.

    Other than...
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    Poll: Re: ADP Colonia. Original vs Assoluta

    I basically agree with Perfaddict. However, Assoluta's heart develops into overly floral notes which I do not personally care for.

    I too will not resort to characterizing fragrances as...
  19. Re: The Reason Why Fahrenheit Is a Good Choice for a Summer Scent

    I am happy if it works for you.

    I always got this really nasty petroleum feeling from it. It made me smell like I had been refurbishing a Trans Am all day.

    TJ
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    Re: Mint, Mint, Mint...

    Thanks for sharing. Actually mint-based fragrances are on the top of my sampling list. From the article and other sources, I would have to say at this point, my top contenders are the Hermes and...
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    Re: Best Creed for a College Student?

    Green Irish Tweed, with a doubt!
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    Re: Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford

    I felt compelled to bump this thread. Tom Ford Neroli Portofino is AWFUL! I am getting some Neroli with a major overdose of fruit loops vibe.

    I do not understand what Tom Ford was attempting...
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    Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme, anyone else a fan?

    One of my all time favorites, period. A top notch and very classy fragrance that can be worn anywhere and anytime. I have the vintage, my third 100ml bottle of it, and for citrus a based...
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    Re: Revisited Bleu de Chanel...Review

    The reviews of this thing are all over the map: everything from another sporty aquatic, a fragrance with a vetiver and suede drydown to another ho-hum 3/10 why bother?

    I am at this point not...
  25. Thread: Angel Men

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    Re: Angel Men

    I feel compelled to update this thread. This is at least the third or fourth time I have tried to appreciate this fragrance.

    However, I think I over applied with 3 or 4 spays on my chest from a...
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    Re: Looking for a new Fresh/Aquatic Cologne

    I have to dissent on Creed Virgin Island Water.

    I would be cautious with this one. For my taste, there is not enough lime in the opening and I found the drydown to be overly cloying, almost as if...
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    Re: Cartier Roadster

    It is a nice fragrance. However, I got too much green from it on initial sampling. I was also put off a bit by how much Neimans was obviously pushing it as the next holy grail of fragrances at $105...
  28. Thread: Hermessence

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    Re: Hermessence

    Very true. I introduced myself to the Basenotes community as a "minimalist" 40 or so 100ml bottles ago. However, hope springs eternal. I am currently going through my wardrobe extensively. I plan...
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    Re: Out of these frags what should i buy?

    First and foremost, Welcome to Basenotes!

    Second, after some time on Basenotes, you will see that these polls invariably solicit various members favorite fragrance suggestions from what you...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 29, 2011

    I am up early this morning and I am sporting a test drive of:


    Hermèssence Vétiver Tonka




    Love it. I am really not a vetiver person, but for me, this fragrance strikes the right balance...
  31. Re: Your Top 3 Fragrances... If You Never Came Across Basenotes

    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    Armani Eau Pour Homme

    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    You have put together a nice wardrobe already. I am going to have to push Aventus and Pure Malt up on my sampling list.

    Best,

    TJ
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    Re: Thoughts on Jo Malone?

    I agree that it is a very provocative and interesting fragrance, one of her best. However, my general issue with Jo Malone fragrances is their lack of longevity and sillage.

    Best,

    TJ
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    Re: Anybody Stil a Fan of CDG Vettiveru?

    Actually, I had a very bad go with this fragrance.

    Maybe it is skin chemistry, but on my skin, this fragrance had a very bitter and very distantly unpleasant vinegar like note. For me, it was a...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday 21st May 2010

    I am back for those of you who have missed me. All two of you:p

    Today, I have a very long day and I am wearing the vintage and very elegant


    Armani Eau Pour Homme!

    One of the all time...
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 2 May 2010

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver!


    I have been loving this beautifully constructed gem during a very long day. A modern classic, IMO.


    Everyone Have a Fantastic Week!


    TJ
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    Re: S o t D - Friday 9th April 2010

    Bond No. 9 Chez Bond
  38. Re: Are there any "sport" fragrances worth a damn?

    ^^

    Great suggestions! I am glad to see Tiffany for Men Sport finally getting some love on Basenotes. I have been pimping it for a while now. It really is different and is probably in my top two...
  39. Re: What is your #1 favorite SANDALWOOD fragrance, and why?

    ^^

    Where does one find the reformulated MPG Santal Noble in the USA? I have never seen it.

    Thanks in advance,

    TJ
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 5th April 2010

    Tom Ford for Men!
  41. Thread: Coffee

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    Re: Coffee

    ^^
    I will definitely second Ava Luxe Café Noir.

    Forget about paying exorbitant prices for Pure Coffee. IMO, it wears synthetic and annoying.

    Jo Malone Black Vetyver Café is also extremely...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 30 March 2010

    Cartier L' Essence de Declaration


    Created by


    Jean-Claude Ellena!
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 23 March, 2010

    Armani Code
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 16 March 2010

    Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black
  45. Re: Help Requested! Inter Parfums Van Cleef & Arpels Parfums

    Sorry, I cannot locate the post either. The thrust of acceptfact's post, which became a very long thread at that time, was that he had a bad experience with FragranceNet. Other members indicated that...
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 1st March 2010

    Boucheron Jaipur EDP!
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    Re: S o t D ~ 16 February 2010

    Ralph Lauren Polo!
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    Re: S o t D - Monday, 15th February 2010

    Polo Modern Reserve
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, 11th February 2010

    L'Occitane Eau des Baux
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 8th February, 2010

    Chanel Allure Homme
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 3rd February 2010

    Burberry London!
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    Re: Creed Summer Scent

    Without a doubt gentleman:

    Creed Millesime Imperial - I love wearing it in the hot Houston summer days. It is one of my absolute top go to summer fragrances.

    Creed VIW - Definitely not for...
  53. Thread: polo green

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    Re: polo green

    Gentleman: Very interesting thread, and for me, a very timely one.

    I am very close to acquiring a bottle of my old friend Polo Green. However, I must say that after a few wears, PMR put me off a...
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday 31st January 2010

    Burberry London!
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 25 Jan 2010

    Lacoste for Men (Original 1984)!
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    Re: S o t D: Friday, 22nd January 2010

    Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme

    Yes, I have found the reviews to be spot on about this one. It is a terribly mediocre fragrance with poor longevity and sillage and with little, if any, redeeming...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 21 January 2010

    Le Labo Rose 31!
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    Re: SotD- Sunday- 17th Jan 2010

    Ralph Lauren Polo!

    One of the all time Gentleman's Classics.

    Everyone have a Fantastic Week!

    TJ
  59. Thread: Chrome?

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    Re: Chrome?

    LOL! I agree. Chrome is very synthetic to my nose. I wore a sample of it and it almost ruined what otherwise would have been a very fine day.

    IMO, Chanel Allure Homme Sport is far superior of...
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    Re: Cedar-Vetiver and Narrow Interests

    Fantastic thread and Fantastic suggestions guys!

    I am somewhat in the same boat. I do enjoy light vetivers, not overly done, and cedar and various other wood like notes quite a bit.

    TBoner:...
  61. Re: Is it true that YSL M7 are reformulated?

    Catching up on this thread. I am NOT a new M7 "hater". It could very well be that I acquired a watered down decant. However, at this point, I have learned very well to sample carefully PRIOR to...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 14th January, 2010

    Brooks Brothers 1818
  63. Re: Is it true that YSL M7 are reformulated?

    Really Mathew?

    I remember sampling the original M7 and it was very pungent and strong, almost to the point where I was a bit put off by it. I was questioning at that time whether it would be...
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    Re: a whole year frag suggestions please

    Depending on the weather year-round in Croatia, I would also recommend:

    Terre d Hermes EDT or Parfum (Based on your preference between the two)

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Gucci Pour Homme...
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    Re: L'Eau D'Issey Longevity

    Amazing. The skin differences between individuals. I am one to always complain about longevity, yet I get insane longevity out of Issey.

    TJ
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday 13th January, 2010

    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 12th January, 2010

    Duc de Vervins L'Extreme EDP


    By


    Houbigant
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 10th January 2010

    Yves Saint Laurent Opium Pour Homme EDP
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 8 January 2010

    Michael Kors for Men
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 6 January 2010

    Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree!


    Created by


    Jacques Polge
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    Re: S o t D, Monday 4th January 2010

    Tiffany for Men
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday 2nd January 2010

    Diptyque Tam Dao!
  73. Re: Last fragrance of the season for me, Bvlgari Black or Rocha's Man?

    In full disclosure, I hate Walmart, but what house makes Body Heat, dare I ask?
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    Re: Tom Ford for Men

    I too had a go with Tom Ford for Men, and I as well found the longevity to be abysmal!

    Could someone kindly comment on Tom Ford for Men versus Tom Ford for Men Extreme, with respect to notes,...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 31st December 2009

    Diptyque Tam Dao!
  76. Re: Burberry London for men: Elegance, refinement and greatness.

    :grin: Not much of an endorsement.
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    Gucci Pour Homme!

    An all time cooler weather classic that I am enjoying immensely today.

    TJ
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    Re: New guy looking for suggestions

    Carl:

    We forgot to tell you that paying retail unless it is absolutely necessary is not the thing to do.

    Be sure to watch the Basenotes sales board. I purchased a back up bottle of Green...
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    Re: New guy looking for suggestions

    Welcome to Basenotes and Congratulations on the Promotion!

    I will reserve the right to edit or update this later as it is getting late. However, to get you started, I would suggest sampling the...
  80. Re: Burberry London for men: Elegance, refinement and greatness.

    :smiley: Not much of an endorsement from such a senior member! Maybe I will save my money on a decant.
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 28 December 2009

    Yves Saint Laurent M7 Fresh!

    To my nose, definitely a lighter version of vintage M7. However, M7 Fresh is a somewhat boring and pedestrian offering. At this point, I would not even consider...
  82. Re: Burberry London for men: Elegance, refinement and greatness.

    I gave this fragrance a go once before, and I too was very disappointed with its lack of longevity. However, because everyone keeps referring to London as their ideal winter fragrance I will have to...
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    Re: A Beautiful Scent: Ambre Narguile

    My two favorites of JCE's as well.

    I am in love with Ambre Narguilé.

    The one I would add to this list is Declaration Essence. I swear to God, when I wear Declaration Essence, I feel like I...
  84. Re: L'OCCITANE - Just discovered this company - Opinions please!

    Eau des Baux is a beautiful take on cypress and incense. My favorite from the house. Some get a definite vanilla vibe out of it, however, I do not.

    Vetyver, IMO, is really, really nice. Wears...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme -- Others' Impressions?

    Not even the TPC has samples of the Intense version yet. Does anyone know of a major USA retailer carrying it?

    Thanks,

    TJ
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    Re: Homecoming: Chanel Allure or Armani Code?

    I agree. Test the two between now and Homecoming and wear the one you enjoy the most.

    TJ
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 21 Dec 2009

    Welcome Back!

    We definitely enjoy your thoughtful and well crafted reviews.:)

    For me today,


    Kiton for Men!

    Nice. However, just that, nice. Elegant? Lemon and pineapple opening? ...
  88. Re: New Clive Christian Scent 2010: He Says Controversial Ingredients in this scent

    IMO, something controversial for Clive Christian would a fragrance worth anywhere near what he charges. I regard the house as an absolute joke.

    TJ
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    Re: Terre de Hermes Parfum by Hermes

    I felt compelled to update this thread as Terre d Hermes Parfum is my SOTD.

    This will be my second and final sampling of the parfum version. I must disagree with those that insist that the EDT...
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 19 December 2009

    Terre d'Hermès Parfum!



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    Jean-Claude Ellena!
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    Re: Hermessence collection available online

    I have sampled all of them, and for my taste, Ambre Narguilé by a mile. It is truly exquisite. IMO, the one JCE really got right.

    TJ:)
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 17th December 2009

    Terre d'Hermès Parfum!


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    Jean-Claude Ellena!

    So far, very similar to the EDT that I have been wearing the last few days. I am however already noticing a definite woodier, if not...
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    Re: A* Men Pure Coffee

    First, Welcome to Basenotes!

    Second, before you drop major change on either Pure Coffee or Bond New Haarlem, I would strongly suggest sampling other coffee scents.

    Personally, I do not care...
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    Re: 212 or l'eau d'issey

    If someone is holding a gun to your head, which we certainly hope not, go with Issey.

    It is interesting to see how people react so differently to fragrances. Some have remarked that Issey is...
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    I am heterosexual.

    However, I am not an idiotic homophobe. I am very proud to have supported Annise Parker, Houston's Mayor Elect and the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. If this can...
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    Re: Eau d'Hermès... compliments??

    Personally, compliments are not an issue for me with this fragrance.

    The issue for me is wearability. When I wore it, I could not get over how much it reeked of body odor. As much as I love my...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

    Terre d'Hermès EDT!


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    Jean-Claude Ellena!


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  98. Re: ~~ S o t D ~~ Sunday 13th December 2009 ~~~

    Terre d'Hermès EDT!



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    Jean-Claude Ellena!
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 10 December 2009

    Terre d'Hermès EDT!


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    Jean-Claude Ellena!
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    Re: Sandalwood by Art of Shaving

    It is a bit off topic. But actually J.M. Fraser Polar Ice shave cream is, in my opinion, far superior to AOS. If I am not mistaken, J.M Fraser cream is made in Canada.

    One time I did an A to B...
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