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    Re: I think I oversprayed today

    Update: it subsided significantly after a few hours, but I still get a little whiff after 5 hours. But I think I'll settle for a little less next time and reapply after a few hours.
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    I think I oversprayed today

    20 sprays of Cuba Red smelled a little excessive for the immediate time being.

    Still, time will tell if I can still smell it after 3 hours (it has a short lifespan on me).
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Terrible price.

    Over here, lots of Madonna Truth or Dare floating around for $15-$25.
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    Re: Escada Casual Friday, Paradox Green, etc

    added Casual Friday.
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    Re: Designers swap (US only)

    bump.
  6. Re: Any perfumes out there that will give my wife that “New wife” smell?

    Yes, it's called "Take A Long Hike And Come Back In A Few Years." I heard it will make her smell pretty refreshing. :beer:
  7. Help: Halston Catalyst (for women) + ____ = Bond No 9 Chinatown?

    I was thinking of buying Chinatown, which costs a fortune, but thanks to a reviewer of Catalyst who mentioned similarity to Chinatown, I now smell the resemblance. The great thing is, Catalyst can be...
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    Re: Bottles for sale!

    Your mailbox is full. Interested in Eau Des Baux. I can pay by paypal. Cheers.
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    Re: man.aubusson Intense

    Thanks. So, I guess Intense was conceived after the house left France, and the original is preferred.
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    man.aubusson Intense

    Trying to find out more. No info on the websphere, but here's an image on Amazon. People here seem to like the original man.aubusson, but has anyone tried Intense as well? How would you compare...
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    Escada Casual Friday, Paradox Green, etc

    All are for men unless noted. Most have boxes.
    US preferred. Will consider Canada if swap is worth shipping cost.

    new:
    Escada Casual Friday with box, 2.5 oz, 97%. Bought brand new a few years...
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    Activist, White Musk, and Eau des Baux

    Recently smelled some Body Shop fragrances and just jotting down my thoughts.

    I was given a sample of Activist body wash. Then today I sprayed a tester on my arm. Very different smelling. the...
  13. Thread: Diable Bleu

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    Re: Diable Bleu

    I am wearing Diable Bleu today. It is by far the best knock off I've tried yet. I agree with the youtube video that said it's a cross between A*Men and Rochas Men. I got it for $4 at AJ Wright;...
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    Re: YSL Kouros - First Impressions

    Maybe this is the point: some enjoy this smell.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    With Turkey Day around the corner, I expect to start seeing more fragrances--and hopefully some interesting deals--at the discount stores such as TJM and Marshalls. Are you finding that to be the...
  16. Avon Mesmerize - do I have the Men's or Women's version?

    I bought mine from BeautyEncounter. It looks exactly as pictured on their For Men product page. However, when I looked for pictures online, I find this bottle is only associated with the women's...
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    Re: Blue Sugar by Aquinos - Your Take?

    Awesome. Let's see if it works.
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    Re: Antonio Banderas - Seduction in Black

    I agree with The_Cologneist: Seduction In Black is about 75% identical to Blue Seduction. I prefer Blue Seduction.

    Is it seductive? Somewhat.

    In Black? I find nothing black about it. Unless...
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    Re: Any fans of English Leather Black?

    I tried this when I first got into perfumes, and didn't like it. Today I gave it another try, and I like it more.

    When I first tried it, what I got was mostly a sugary aquatic. Now I can smell...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I haven't seen anything interesting since Xmas. All usual suspects.
  21. Re: Cadillac by GM ... yet another Le Male clone

    I must agree with Ziffy: Cadillac smells like Le Male to me. Some have said it's close to Arpege PH, but to me it's closer to Le Male than Arpege PH.
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    Poll: Re: Quasar Vs Adventure Quasar

    I would like to hear your opinions as well.
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    Similar to Hypnotic Poison and cheaper?

    I just had the pleasure of trying Hypnotic Poison EDT for the first time. It really is wonderful. It's also quite familiar to me, as I like sweet gourmand fragrances.

    What are some fragrances...
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    Re: Parfum D'Homme by Kristel Saint Martin

    Just wondering if anyone else had the chance to try this?
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    Re: Ulric De Varens UDV for Men

    Tried this today and like it a lot. I get mostly lemon and mint. Reminds me of Live Jazz, which I also like.

    The bottle and box, on the other hand, are among the ugliest I've ever seen for a...
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    Phantom Pour Homme by Moar International

    Has anyone tried this? http://www.fragrancenet.com/phantom-por-homme-cologne/moar/mens-fragrances/mf/en_US/19883

    Accordingly, the notes are: vine’s flower, tabaco leaves, bitter orange, hazel...
  27. Versace Black Jeans = Palmolive dish liquid?

    I am of the opinion that they smell nearly identical. Anyone else think so?
  28. Poll: Re: Official Basenotes Poll: Angel Men or Le Male

    Where do you hang out? I usually can't find any man who wears a fragrance (that I can smell).
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    Re: Grey Flannel: should be banished

    Poor thing.

    and I mean the drain.
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    CREED: Who has NEVER tried them?

    Who would like to confess your shame?
  31. Poll: Re: Based on your current use, how long would your wardrobe last if you stopped buying today?

    Sadly, 200-300 years. And that only took 2 years to accumulate. If I keep buying at this rate, I will soon have enough to last 5000+ years: enough to endure the history of the oldest human...
  32. Re: Finally Tried Fahrenheit... Wow! - But what do others think?

    Haven't heard of Finally Tried Fahrenheit before... is that a new Fahrenheit flanker?
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    Re: Nautica Voyage: Wow

    I pretty much hate aquatics. I can't for the life of me grasp what anyone could possibly like about Halston Unbound or Perry Ellis 360 Red (no problem of course).

    That said, I like Nautica...
  34. Re: Which version of UDV is this from Perfumania?

    I don't care if it's the original version or another version. I just want to know if it's the version people like :)
  35. Which version of UDV is this from Perfumania?

    http://www.perfumania.com/shop/valentine-s-day-20-off-sale/udv-for-men-by-ulric-de-varens-eau-de-toilette-spray_145635.1.html

    Is this the much loved UDV For Men in gray bottle? I can't tell from...
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    Re: I Wish We Talked Less About Creed

    Surely this thread was a scam/scheme to boost Creed's popularity here?
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    Re: JAGUAR FOR MEN: Old vs. New

    Unfortunately, I agree with shamu1 on the comparison of the reformulation to *gasp* One Man Show, although the similarity wasn't obvious to me at first, and I only made the connection when I read his...
  38. Re: is the Jaguar For Men @ ScentMonkey the original Jaguar?

    too bad. *sigh*
  39. is the Jaguar For Men @ ScentMonkey the original Jaguar?

    http://www.scentmonkey.com/product.php?code=M-2301

    Is this the original formulation of the much-loved Jaguar Original (1980s)
  40. Thread: Carrera Black

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    Carrera Black

    I smelled this briefly. Opening is kind of unique. But dry down seems awfully similar to regular Carrera.

    Any opinion?
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    Re: Question about Zino by Davidoff

    Someone said it is similar to Armani Attitude. Is that true?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday January 5th, 2011

    Wearing M7 to a Chinese New Year celebration. It matches my dark red traditional Chinese outfit, which is similar to this:

    http://hiphotos.baidu.com/by2008cd/pic/item/b742b8d19695db0f9a5027fd.jpg
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    Re: Do you wear your favorite fragrances a lot?

    Very good point.

    The only problem is that I get tired of things I use a lot. So favorites will become old and stale. I'll smell great to other ppl, but I won't enjoy wearing it as much. I think...
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    Re: Do you wear your favorite fragrances a lot?

    I like this way too: one needs to wear inferior crap once in a while to remind himself how good the good stuff really is.
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    Re: Do you wear your favorite fragrances a lot?

    Heh, this reminds me, better wear the stuff you like while you can. Cause things like this can happen any time.
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    Do you wear your favorite fragrances a lot?

    For me, the ones I wear the most are not my favorites. I save my favorites for special occasions, not wearing them often so I won't get tired of them.

    The ones I wear often, I usually get tired...
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    Re: Scarves and Fragrances?

    I don't wear scarves much any more, but if I did, I won't be too worried about it robbing scents. Both you and the scarf will smell good.
  48. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Looks like A*Men is a hit among us younglings. No surprise.
  49. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    This is hard!

    Late 20s.

    1. A*Men
    2. Dior Homme
    3. A*Men Pure Malt
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    If I make a claim that certain people don't consider celebrity scents, and I don't actually know anyone who is that way, then I don't deserve to post here.

    In fact, I was speaking of people who...
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    Re: Any fans of Aramis Tuscany?

    Coincidentally I wore this one today. I must say I find it similar to Havana.
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    I think there are tons of snobs here. Just look at how many people will avoid a "celebrity scent" without even considering how it smells.
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    Re: Why do people stereotype 'cheap' fragrances?

    When I first decided to buy a fragrance--way before it became a hobby, I read an article that said "don't waste your money on mediocrities such as CK, Polo, and Nautica; go for Gucci, Versace, and...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I haven't tried Akon Konvict (it sounds horrible), but I like 50 Cent's Power. It has been described here as a powerhouse-wannabe, and I agree. It reminds me of Perry Ellis Portfolio and Portfolio...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I'm surprised it's still there, as most fragrances they had left were flying off the shelf by Dec 31. Was it shelved with the other cologne gift sets?
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    Why can't I wear the perfume I like to work?

    Why do I have to be confined to wearing the non-offensive stuff to work?

    Why does work have to equal the epitome of boring, even when it comes to fragrances?

    Is your work like this?
  57. Re: your favorite and least favorite fragrance catagory

    Fav: Gourmand. Yum!

    Lease: Aquatic. Yuck!
  58. How long does it take you to select your SOTD?

    Does it take you no time, seconds, minutes, hours, or... ?

    For me, it's usually a few minutes. But for some special occasions, it has taken longer.
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    Re: Having sex with cologne on

    just for fun, wear something you shouldn't wear and see her reaction.

    Like the most feminine scent ;)
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    Re: Having sex with cologne on

    I don't like the idea of licking someone's neck/chest/whatever and end up with the cologne lingering in my mouth. I want to smell it, not taste it.
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    Re: Share your shame

    In grade school, I stepped on a pile of turd.

    oh, that's not what you meant, is it?
  62. Re: how do you store your regularly used bottles?

    That's a sweet shelf!

    Just for fun, I'm going to attempt to identify your fragrances on the shelf. Going left to right:

    Row #1: unknown, unknown, unknown, A*Men Pure Malt?, Rochas Man, Terre...
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    Re: How to splash ????

    Where did his shirt go?
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    Re: Why is Acqua Di Gio so popular??

    I also don't care about the guy in the pic, but that's only 2 of us so far.
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    Re: Donald Trump: The Fragrance

    We should not expect that celebrities should wear fragrances bearing their name any more than the CEO of Walmart would shop at one of his stores.
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    Re: Why is Acqua Di Gio so popular??

    a lot of marketing money?
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    Do you find Perfect fragrances Boring?

    OK, in real life, if something is (near) perfect, it is often boring. We often like a challenge and feel fulfilled after we tame it. Better yet, if it can never be totally tamed, our interest...
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    Re: the unthinkable (kind of) happened

    For anyone who wants to score a cheap bottle of Canoe, now is the time (when after-Christmas sales are going on). I've seen it cheap at Walmart (75 cents), Big Lots, CVS, Walgreens.

    When I got...
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    Re: Donald Trump: The Fragrance

    While it's not terrible, life is too short to wear mediocrities.

    I should tell that to myself more.
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    Re: My wife hates almost everything I wear.

    Marry a Basenoter.
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    Re: My wife hates almost everything I wear.

    Wow, I never realized so many of you SOs hated your fragrances. I guess that makes sense though since they seem to hate a lot of things about you (speaking generally).
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    how do you Move your collection?

    Alright, for those of you that have hundreds of bottles, some of which cost a fortune, how have you moved them from one place (e.g. house) to another? What kind of cushion have you used?
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    Re: How to splash ????

    Reading about how to splash, I was wondering:



    this method sounds like most of the fragrance would get on your hands instead of where you want them to go. Is that not true?
  74. how do you store your regularly used bottles?

    Do you keep them in their original box?
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    the unthinkable (kind of) happened

    Today was one of my most pleasant fragrance-wearing experiences ever, and what I had on was...

    http://www.perfumezilla.com/images_product/canoe-after-shave-dana-after-shave-unboxed-men578313.jpg
    ...
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    Re: What do you call yourself ?

    That makes you an IAL: Intellectual Art Lover, I think.
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    Re: What do call yourself ?

    I thought we are called homo sapiens.
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    Re: What do call yourself ?

    someone with OCD.
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    Sex in the City for men EDPs

    Saw these (4 of them) 3.4 OZers for $6 at Gordmans. They are EDPs for men. Did not try. Chances are they are garbage, but has anyone tried them?
  80. Thread: Zirh Ikon

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    Re: Zirh Ikon

    I like the opening, but there's too much dry incense in the drydown for me. I would have preferred it without the strong incense.
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    is this Jaguar Classic = Jaguar Original?

    I heard good things about Jaguar Original for men (1980s). Today at Gordmans I saw a Jaguar Classic, which smelled like a woody 80s powerhouse. It looks like this. The tester is the same as below,...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances you hate?

    Well said. But for me that is the exactly why my answer is Yes. The challenging ones may strongly offend you at first encounter, but are also the most rewarding if you come to appreciate them,...
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    Do you wear fragrances you hate?

    Serious question.

    I seem to wear fragrances that I dislike, or that I'm not sure about, quite a bit. My hypothesis for why I do that, is that I want to be sure that I really hate something before...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    so, my bargain hunt today took me to Walmart, Walgreens, and Meijer. What did I find?

    A lot of drugstore scents on discount! Examples at Walmart and Meijer:

    -0.5 oz sprays of Canoe, English...
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    Re: Fragrances with most positive reviews?

    Here are some of the highly rated ones:

    Escada Pour Homme
    Marc Jacobs Ivy (unisex)
    Eau de Lalique (unisex)
    Perry Ellis 360 Red
    Halston Unbound
    Revlon Fire and Ice
    Patou Pour Homme
  86. L'Occitane eau de baux - the longest lasting fragrance for me

    It is by far the longest lasting for me. I can still smell it on my skin 36 hours afterwards (no shower due to flight layovers and busy schedule, lol). I almost want to postpone my shower just to...
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    Re: Gap - Individuals

    Oops, I meant to say The Original felt like vinegar and olive oil. Or some kind of sour sauce!
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    Re: Gap - Individuals

    I think The Original can be classified as a dark/"black" fragrance. Even though it doesn't have "black" in its name, it's more dark and mysterious than many of the so-called "black" fragrances which...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    just got back from a long vacation and ready to hunt down super deals on post-xmas clearance. Today stopped by Big Lots and Burlington. The former had 30% off all fragrances it seems, not just ones...
  90. Re: Legend by Michael Jordan = Rochas Man Intense

    MJ Legend lasts all day on me. However, my initial impression was that it smelled cheap. But smelling my arm 10 hours later, I must say it does smell a lot like Rochas Man.
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    How long do frags last on your clothes?

    On my clothes, I can still clearly smell a scent after 7+ days of wearing it on the skin (meaning I didn't even spray on the clothes). I actually wish it wouldn't last that long especially on...
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    Re: Gap - Individuals

    I finally got ahold of The Original. Initial impression: most potent of the four Individuals, smells like vinegar mixed with olive oil!
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    Re: One Man Show vs Bogart pour Homme

    I think OMS' woodiness remind me of Bijan, not as powerful of course.
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    Re: One Man Show vs Bogart pour Homme

    The opening is ridiculous. I like shamu's description of "a swarm of bees attacking your nose."

    I get some incense in the dry down, but not as prominent as some other harsh notes (could be the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    L'Eau d'Issey 2.5 oz gift box $50. Not much of a discount.



    Hehe, right on.
  96. Re: I'm being emotionally tormented by Musc Ravageur

    Sounds like you're in love, with is consistent with your being tormented.

    ;)
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    Re: Is Sycomore anything like Encre Noire?

    OT but glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.
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    M7 daytime wear

    First of all, I'm totally in love with M7. I believe the moment I smelled M7 was the moment that my last year of smelling and purchasing hundreds of fragrances has been building up for: being able...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I've seen the 2 x 1.3 = 2.6 for $30 too. Most TJX associates are absolutely clueless about fragrances AND the stuff sold in the store, so they wouldn't have a clue if something was part of a pkg or...
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    Anyone else not a fan of vetiver?

    Vetiver seems to be much loved here, but I wonder if there's anyone who doesn't like it? I noticed that recently several of the fragrance I disliked had vetiver in it, plus I don't care for Guerlain...
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