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  1. Re: Tommy Bahama Set Sail South Seas price hike..

    Also, sadly, there is a very big market for frags being labeled as "vintage", just because they are an older bottle design, box and/or presentation. Especially with discontinued stuff. So the prices...
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    Poll: Re: Yatagan OR Pour Un Homme ?

    Pour un Homme is world's better to me. I actually need to pick up a small bottle, but the smaller spray bottles are harder to find.

    I think Yatagan is a very acquired taste fragrance, like Zino,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017

    https://img.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/72220m.jpg
  4. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Curious to know how this compares to other vetivers out there? There isn't much info on it. also how much was it?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd May, 2017

    DUA Cafe Oud sample
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    Re: Searching for my next blind buy

    Do you mean the one in the silver bottle?

    If so, yes it's a nice scent. It's fruity but it's not sweet really, and there's a massive dose of cinnamon. It's like a masculine mature man's fun...
  7. Re: Tommy Bahama Set Sail South Seas price hike..

    There's no difference between vintage St Barts and current in strength other than bottle design. I know you wanna think that, or others may have said so, but I can confirm after owning 3 bottles of...
  8. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Wow so you have a vintage bottle of Fahrenheit. I'm sure somebody on here wouldn't mind getting it off your hands if you really don't want it. :cheesy:
  9. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Fragrantica says there's nutmeg, I don't get nutmeg personally, but Fragrantica has pretty good thorough breakdowns of notes that other sites don't have. Maybe it's the nutmeg you don't like?

    I...
  10. Re: So-called 'classic' fragrances that are still in circulation that should not be.

    Fahrenheit is amazing, then, now, and forever (to quote WWE). IMO the ultimate alpha male scent.

    Drakkar gets some ridicule for smelling cheap or harsh.. I love it too. I'm actually wearing it for...
  11. Re: Why is there so much hate for Grey Flannel?

    It's just too pungent for me. I don't think it smells all that bad. There are some good parts, and some not so good parts. I think for a 10 dollar fragrance, it's quite artistically done. It's still...
  12. Tommy Bahama Set Sail South Seas price hike..

    Holy crap.. I literally bought a bottle 6 months ago for 25 bucks.. now it's going for 80-200 on ebay.. wow.

    This is actually a really good fragrance too, I prefer it to St Barts because it has...
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    Re: Searching for my next blind buy

    OP have you tried Halston Amber? I feel you would like this one as well, and it's quite inexpensive right now.
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    Re: Mugler.com 30% off

    Not sure, but I am hoping for this, so I can pick up a bottle.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Ehh the sale sucks. you can also use code PRIVATE. It's only taking 10% off Kryptomint.. nothing special. I'll...
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    Mugler.com 30% off

    Mugler.com (Theirry Mugler) is supposed to have a 30% off event that starts on the 23rd. Not sure how long it goes on until. There may be exclusions as well.

    The code is: MUGLER
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st May, 2017

    As usual my "pick me something random to wear" picks out the worst stuff.. so I'll pick my own lol.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.3819.jpg
  17. Poll: Re: Which Summertime Sweet Scent Should I Wear?

    Jay Z Gold or Ultra Zest.. ultimately wear what you like best.
  18. Re: Banana Republic Icon Collection just released

    Always interested in mall brand store frags, please update us on them. Maybe there will be some sleepers.
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    Re: Has Versace Eros been reformulated?

    I've only tried it recently and didn't care for it. I heard others allude to it as "mint chocolate ice cream".. I don't think so.. you want mint chocolate ice cream, try Kyrptomint. Eros is just...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th May, 2017

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71web2unl2L._SY355_.jpg
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    Re: Searching for my next blind buy

    OP, you have tried quite a bit of stuff I see, which gives me even more insight into what you really like. You love Fou'd Absinthe and Esencia, you will love Itasca, I assure you.
  22. Re: Sexiest mass pleasing (designer) summer fragrance

    Oh I just saw that you've tried a lot of these. In that case.. perhaps Givenchy Play Sport, or Paris Hilton for Men are worth a gander. Both of these get me a lot of compliments. Also look into the...
  23. Re: Sexiest mass pleasing (designer) summer fragrance

    Another vote for Acqua di Gio. I don't think anything can top this in mass appealing designer Summer frags.
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    Re: Searching for my next blind buy

    I definitely think you will love Lubin Itasca. It's on the higher side. I think you can get a bottle for about 100-115 shipped. It's earthy, green, woody, vetiver and moss, pipe tobacco, pine,...
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    Re: What is that smell?

    You pretty much answered your own question when you said "I sprayed on some Swiss Guard".

    I'm not a fragrance snob either.. but you get what you pay for in most cases. A fragrance that is always...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th May, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6223.jpg
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    Re: Burberry Sport replacement?

    Yup. And also lots of cedar. Those 3 notes though are probably gonna show up for a lot of fragrances. Remember it's not all about notes.. that's why blind buying is at your own discretion.
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    Re: Burberry Sport replacement?

    Same.. but their BBB site has a lot of bad reviews. Recently they had 1 oz bottles of Arpege pH for like 10 bucks a pop, I bought a few, they came with no problems. Occasionally I'll find...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Finally pulled the trigger on this beaut.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1822.jpg
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    Re: Burberry Sport replacement?

    BTW I saw Burberry Sport, and Ice Sport on scentedmonkey a few months ago for a very low price. I just tried to load up scentedmonkey on several browsers and nothing is coming through. Looks like...
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    Re: Burberry Sport replacement?

    This is a great sleeper of a fragrance. Fairly simple smelling yet I haven't found anything quite like it. Yes I would say DHS is close (I own both Burberry Sport and DHS 2012). Believe it or not.....
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    Re: Bvlgari aqua amara

    I think it's very safe to buy. It's aquatic with a little spice to it. I very rarely wear mine, probably one of the least worn frags in my collection. It sits next to Aqua Marine on my shelf, which I...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.31862.jpg

    1.7 oz was $36 shipped from Fragnet, very happy with this purchase. Excellent gourmand in a league of its own.
  34. Re: Christian Dior 32 Fahrenheit real or fake?

    If anything looks odd to me, it's the cap. Maybe it's just the angle, but the OP's cap looks like an odd shape on the top.

    Actually the older bottles look like yours, see here :...
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly: Layton.

    Got a sample of this from a swap. it smells like a sour grape soda, or maybe Escada Magnetism, mixed with like the patchouli and mint from Kyrptomint, with a Pure Havane base under it all. It has a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th May, 2017

    Perfect for this weather.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.14180.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir

    Haven't smelled it, but I do own TF Noir Extreme which is really nice. If you like Varvatos Vintage, you may like this one.
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    Based on the research I've done, the older batches will have shorter batch codes like 4 letter/digits? And they don't say Polo around the neck of the sprayer? Is this accurate?
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    I know. I have tried these methods, I'm actually in the process of doing it now again on Ebay, as I have messaged sellers to ask for batch codes. I know what to look for, and I agree with you guys on...
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    Sounds like you struck gold.
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    Currently there are only a handful on Ebay. They are priced high and used. Not sure where you are looking, or if you're in another country, but in the US, this is the case.

    Sellers know if they...
  42. Re: A little story about giving away cologne

    Sounds like 1 greedy person shoved them all in his bag and left.

    If I had 15 extra bottles.. I would have donated them to Salvation Army, just walked right in. Sometimes they give you a voucher...
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    Unfortunately vintage Cosmair Polo is probably one of the most sought after discontinued frags along with Patou, which makes it increasingly harder and harder to find. I see them on Ebay from time to...
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    Re: Polo alternatives

    I always thought original Quorum was pretty close. though I've always hated Quorum, and always loved Polo.

    I do have a really good designer impression of Polo.. I mean REALLY good. I will have to...
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    Re: When to Apply?

    This should really be in the Just Starting Out forum.
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    Re: Sexiest powder fragrances?

    I don't think DHI, MIP or Amber intense are powdery.

    I would go with Burberry Touch for a sexy powdery frag though.
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    Re: Considering Vetivers — A Survey

    I love vetiver, it's easily in my top 3 notes ever. I love how multifaceted it is. It smells earth, citrusy, woody, herbal, all in 1 note.. just amazing. Especially since is coming from an actual...
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    Re: Fou DŽAbsinthe

    I'll have to seek this one out. FdA doesn't perform as well I would like it to. Fortunately Fragnet carries it on and off now, so at $60 or so for 3/4 oz, I am ok using more of it if needed.
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    Re: Fou DŽAbsinthe

    Love it, it's like a spicy pine with a natural quality to it. By far my favorite from L'Artisan, and probably in my top 50 of all time.
  50. Re: Dior Suavage ? Which one is the "Compliment getter"

    It's definitely Sauvage, and not the older Eau Sauvage. Sauvage came out in 2015 and slept through most of that year as people found it boring (similar to Aventus when it first came out, and BDC)....
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    Re: Fragrance for a male exotic Dancer

    Smell wise I would say Black Orchid.
  52. Re: Anything like Millesime Imperial that lasts longer than 12 seconds?

    On the topic of Dua, yes they have a fragrance called Imperiale Pasteque. I personally haven't smelled it, but others have said it's a good replica. Now here's the problem with this. The people who...
  53. Re: Fresh, energizing cologne for high schoolers?

    You should have asked what he was wearing.

    as for a recommendation for your age with what you are looking for. I would say to give Blue Seduction a try. It's cheap, it has decent performance,...
  54. Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Ya.. I know this to be the case with many.

    A handful of youtube reviewers have said that this forum is chaotic.. which it is, but it has cleaned up a bit in recent months.

    This topic does go...
  55. Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Bigbz has been mia for a while, but I think he's still around, just doesn't post.

    Those that have been gone much longer who I very much miss and wonder how they are doing are Shamu1 and SirSlarty....
  56. Re: Find the Dill Pickle - CH Men, Fahrenheit Parfum, Green Irish Tweed

    I don't get it in CH Men, but I DEFINITELY get it int he opening of Fahrenheit, and sometimes even into the first 30 minutes. I sometimes get it on GIT. I wouldn't say it's violet leaf, but it could...
  57. Re: Find the Dill Pickle - CH Men, Fahrenheit Parfum, Green Irish Tweed

    :grin: Haha that cracked me up
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    Re: Your Most Worn April 2017

    Cologne of the Missions (Eau des Missions).
  59. Re: If You Had Only 1 Bottle Of Average Strength 100ml EDT, How Long Would It Last You??

    If I'm understanding the question correctly, just 1 bottle, not using any others. I would say 100 ml would last about a month. I would be reapplying it through out the day as well. Might even last...
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    Re: Best Xerjoff fragrances

    I've only tried Uden and Ivory Route. Uden was nice but a bit generic. Ivory Route was awesome, and it's never spoken about. I didn't care for it at first, but the dry down is fantastic, and the...
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    Re: What should Oud wood smell like ?

    After having spent much time with many oud fragrances, as well as oud chips now too..

    I am confident in saying that oud basically smells like a peppery wood dipped in a hefty dose of...
  62. Re: Current CK Obsession is an ungodly vat of sewage!

    It smells roughly the same as vintage to me, except vintage was more bold and powerful obviously. The current has like a champagne accord, I think that's where someone said it has a "piss" smell....
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    Re: NEW: Dunhill - Desire Extreme!

    If it's anything like the original or Blue.. then pass. I'll wait to hear feedback though. I still need to try the Black and Silver flankers, as they both look like more of my style.
  64. Re: Is there a better masterpiece out there contemporary than this? In designer

    Google is your friend. Look up what being vulgar is. Cursing on here is not needed. There are a lot of people who come on here to read forums, who don't wanna see F words. So please just be...
  65. Re: NEW: Molton Brown - Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel!

    This sounds awesome. Molton Brown makes some very nice scents too. Haven't tried their frags yet, but their body washes are top notch.
  66. Re: A*Men rubber flasks are refillable?

    Not sure I understand what you're asking. However if it's anything like the 1 oz metal flask I have - It unscrews from the bottom with a flat head, and then the back piece comes off, as does the...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

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    Black Vanilla Absolute. I really wanted Cologne of the Missions, but this was like 30% cheaper. Now after wearing this more, i really want Cologne of the Missions more lol. This is still...
  68. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Saw Le Male Popeye at Ross 49.99. Was behind the glass though, they had 3 bottles. Might buy it, but think I'll do some more research first to see if I will like it or not.
  69. Re: NEW: Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Casual Life

    The first Uomo was really really good, recently got a bottle. One of the better gourmands out there. Will definitely look out for this one.
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    Re: Calvin Klein eternity aqua

    Sorry I misread, you were asking about Eternity Aqua. It's been a long day lol.

    I only wore it a couple times before giving it away. I got poor performance with this one as well, but longer...
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    Re: Calvin Klein eternity aqua

    Very poor performance on Polo Blue. Opening was ok, but too quick came the dry down, and all I got was a boring musk pretty much. I think Polo Blue has seen its time though, I don't know many people...
  72. Re: Is there a better masterpiece out there contemporary than this? In designer

    I see you are being vulgar as usual, Le.
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    Re: Calvin Klein eternity aqua

    Had it and gave it to my dad. A couple of my friends (non frag-heads) swear it's the best thing. I went ahead and blind bought it about this time last year.. wore it a couple times then gave it away....
  74. Re: Is there a better masterpiece out there contemporary than this? In designer

    I think it's vile lol. Sorry Blackened, this is one we disagree on.
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles - Just Buy It?

    Bought this one and swapped it. the notes sounded amazing, and it was a blind buy for me. I found it to be more syrupy than piney, as I was looking for a pine heavy scent. It may have pine in it, but...
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    Re: Check out my vintage find!

    Never heard of it.
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    Re: Burberry London and summer

    I wear whatever I like in whatever season I want. This includes Burberry London in Spring and Summer. Application is key. If I'm wearing just a t-shirt I do 1 spray under the shirt in the high...
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    Re: Pick a fragrance for me!!

    Look at it from my point of view for a minute. You're good with recommendations all across the board, as long as they're niche and versatile. Well.. what are you gonna do if you get 100 versatile...
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    Re: Pick a fragrance for me!!

    Sorry but I interpreted your OP as follows:

    "I am looking for anything you recommend, even if it smells like crap, IDC as long as it's niche, I trust your opinions."

    So you understand.. You...
  80. Re: EXCELLENT VALUE for sampling (15 mls for $5.00) January Scent Project FREE SHIPPING in US

    Pointless, site doesn't accept Paypal.

    I wouldn't recommend giving your credit card/debit card to a site like this.
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    Re: Pick a fragrance for me!!

    Perfect. OP obviously has no standards.
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    Re: Pick a fragrance for me!!

    Secretions Magnifiques
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    Re: Another Chrome Legend Thread!

    This is one of the few Chrome flankers I haven't tried, despite its popularity and it being a cheapy. I've just been so disappointed with most Azzaro stuff, especially from the Chrome line. United...
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    Re: NEW: Michael Kors - Extreme Night

    I just read about this one.

    I'm gonna jump to conclusions and say this is going to be similar to DH. Actually it looks like it may be even more similar to Paul Smith Man (2009), a very underrated...
  85. Re: We need more scents with mango! Who's with me?!

    David Beckham Instinct Intense has an awesome mango note, similar to Polo Black's but way more pronounced. Another one of those underrated fragrances that everyone missed out on, discontinued now,...
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    Re: Polo Blue EDT vs Polo Blue EDP

    EDT smells so boring, generic, and even a bit dated. Just retried it again from a sample a few weeks ago. Still yet to try the EDP.
  87. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct - faulty bottle?

    Actually, to update my previous post, it sppears this is how the pump is made to look on this bottle, if you search around the internet for pictures of it.

    It only appears this way, but if you...
  88. Re: Recommend Me Some Clubman Pinaud Aftershave

    There Bay Rum is amazing, it's balance perfectly. I have tried about 10 or so bay rum's from various houses, and this one is the best.. and also the cheapest. Longevity is very poor though, about an...
  89. Re: Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct - faulty bottle?

    This is gonna sound weird but.. have you tried to look for the atomizer pump thing at different angles to see if it hits the bottom. It may sound strange but some brands have their atomizers pumps...
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    Re: Cast your Vote: Aventus or GIT?

    Not only is GIT world's better. Aventus doesn't even smell that good to me. I enjoy Club de Nuit Intense waaaaaaay more.
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    Re: Looking for a cola or root beer smell

    Original Penguin for Men reminded me of root beer if I recall, or maybe cola. I know i ended up returning the bottle because the opening smelled pretty bad, but the dry down was similar to...
  92. Re: How Does Being A Smoker Effect Your Ability To Appreciate Fragrances?

    You started smoking when you were 11!?
  93. Re: How Does Being A Smoker Effect Your Ability To Appreciate Fragrances?

    Another great reason, and I forgot.. although this may not be important to others - is being able to lay flat on my back, which I couldn't do as a smoker. About a week or 2 after quitting, I was able...
  94. Re: How Does Being A Smoker Effect Your Ability To Appreciate Fragrances?

    I quit in 2008, but when I did smoke, it morphed my sense of smell tremendously. Not just that, but I would over apply my fragrance like crazy too, which turned off a lot of people around me.

    Even...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th April, 2017

    http://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/359-84011246-F006622809_M
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    Re: Juvenile summer fragrance

    Although I'm not sure ti would match a "teenager dress in black", it does match a juvenile Summer fragrance. Lacoste Style in Play Red. This is a very appley sweet smelling fragrance. More so,...
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    Re: Help me round out my collection!

    I recommend you try Eau des Baux. This is a better version of Spicebomb, that focuses more just on the sweet notes, the cypress background makes it more mature and refined. Very simple fragrance, has...
  98. Re: How long did it take you get sick of Le Male? Or did you never like or dislike it?

    I have a bottle, rarely wear it. I also have Cuba Gold, rarely wear this anymore too. So when I do wear them, I don't find them too annoying, since it's a rare occasion. If I wore them every day, i'd...
  99. Re: Frags you love with top-notes you hate.

    Usually top notes are what attract me to a fragrance. However there are some that have better dry downs than openings for sure. A*Men comes to mind first.
  100. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Glad I went to my local TJ Maxx. Got the last Clean Shower Fresh 3.4 oz for 24.99. Now since I have this backup I can start wearing my original bottle more.

    As for what else they had.. there was...
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