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  1. Re: Is there anything that smells like Givenchy Gentleman, but lasts longer and is stronger?

    Yes, there is, however it is a patchouli thermonuclear bomb: Arrogance Pour Homme. It's Italian and is available cheap on Ebay:
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    Re: (WTA) Similar to Brut Classic

    The closest (and some say better) is Pinaud Clubman aftershave. It is however more powerful and loaded with oak moss.
  3. Thread: Hugh Parsons

    by Boge
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    Re: Hugh Parsons

    I used up a 1.7 oz. bottle of it and loved it. However, it is a cold weather frag IMO and not for hot. In hot weather it has a short half life.
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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme - HELP!

    Lots of AS's have atomizers. I prefer it that way as I don't need to waste anything on my hands.
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    Re: Barbasol pacific rush

    I have used most of a bottle of the aftershave. I have found that it is perfect for night time right after a shower as the huge menthol blast helps cool me.
  6. Thread: Why no sulfur?

    by Boge
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    Re: Why no sulfur?

    Men smelled like sulfur for hundreds of years in the past. Original gunpowder (blackpowder) reeks of sulfur when fired, i.e., rotten egg smell to some. Personally, as a blackpowder shooter I love it.
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    Re: D&G The One. Worth it?

    IMO, D&G have only made ONE decent male frag and that is the vintage (Italian) D&G Pour Homme. As for the rest, I wouldn't wash a cat with them.
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    Re: If you won the lottery...

    I would only buy the elusive "Eau de Prostituée Brésilienne".


    :lolk:
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    Re: 80's "Powerhouses"?

    No, which is why I steered him to the PH Forum where this is ALL discussed.
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    Re: 80's "Powerhouses"?

    Instead of rewriting the Bible, why don't you fellas mosey on over to the Powerhouse Forum where there is a wealth of info in the archives. :thumbsup:

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    Re: Jacques Bogart WITNESS

    Excellent description!!! :thumbsup: Witness is however very linear: it is now what it will be in 8 hrs.
  12. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    The white logo: perhaps, that is what you meant my #3(?). I have a bottle or two and it smells very much like vintage. I just snapped some photos of an AS and the back of the box may be the clue. As...
  13. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    easyfish, I have never even seen a bottle of the current Intense. Would I be wrong in assuming that it's reformulated as well? Have you smelled it?
  14. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    I have two 1 oz. splash bottles of vintage Intense. They look exactly like the one pictured in this thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373119-Azzaro-Pour-Homme-Flanker-Thread

    Just to take...
  15. Re: Azzaro PH (old formulation) vs Azzaro PH (new formulation)

    I have every version of this frag that I know of, including the rare Intense version, which is hard to find and often way overpriced. I believe I also have somewhere an Intense version of the...
  16. Re: "PACO RABANNE POUR HOMME": the Early days (1973-1981).

    An educated guess: an early precursor, i.e., the "Alpha" bottle.
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    Re: Vintage Giorgio beverly hills

    You're the only person I know of that says as much. I have both and they smell the same to my nose & everyone my nose knows. Of course, there are two reforms. You want the one that does NOT list Tree...
  18. Re: "PACO RABANNE POUR HOMME": the Early days (1973-1981).

    I have a vintage 8 oz. bottle unused and it smells IMO like the day it was made. I know of a small shop that has a 1000 ml bottle that is empty but still has the scent when opened & whiffed. Too bad...
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    Re: Puig "Mystery" Fragerance

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Cathy-Guetta/Ibiza-for-Men-2073.html
  20. Thread: Joseph Abboud???

    by Boge
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    Re: Joseph Abboud???

    I have both the EdT and the Aftershave and no, there is nothing quite like it. It is however IMO an "over 40" fragrance. Very manly & mature.
  21. Thread: Vintage Kouros

    by Boge
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    Re: Vintage Kouros

    And therein lies the deal breaker with Kouros: to wear it publicly will doom one to a solitary life not unlike a Basque sheepherder. Women simply abhor it. Since I don't well entertain a future of...
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    There is a huge ongoing thread on this now. Search Function is your friend.


    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/278222-The-Great-OR-BLACK-by-Pascal-Morabito
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus question

    Does anybody use the SEARCH FUNCTION??? There are several threads that will answer all your questions. :wink:
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    Perhaps you are confusing Ted Lapidus Pour Homme & Lapidus Pour Homme. The first is from 1978 & the latter from 1987.
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    Re: Lapidus Pour homme.......Vintage?????

    It is my belief that the vintage bottle has 85° on the front of the bottle whereas the reform. has 82° listed on the rear of the box.
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    Re: did you know that knize is pronounced...

    Aren't you taking sensitivity a little too far here? :rolleyesold: It is PRONOUNCED as such.


    After all, I'm a straight super stud and would be proud to wear this:
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    Re: Opinions Lomani Pour Homme?

    I forgot all about Cabaret Homme by Grès and I have (and use) a bottle!! :wink: It's great stuff!! A little less loud than the others, it can be an office scent IMO.
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    Re: Opinions Lomani Pour Homme?

    Lomani Pour Homme & Caesar's Man are both superb. The former has IMO more lemon & the latter more lime. They are both better then the reform. Drakkar Noir IMO, however not vintage (Cosmair). I have...
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    Re: Tabac Original - Super Concentrated Version

    So, uh....what's it smell like?
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    Re: Help me find this cologne!

    Perhaps if you could post a REAL photo instead of that POS cellphone photo. :thumbdown:
  31. Thread: eau cendrée

    by Boge
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    Re: eau cendrée

    I have a bottle and although I like it, I feel few people today would "undertand" it. It's definitely a cold weather scent.
  32. Thread: Vintage Quorum

    by Boge
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    Re: Vintage Quorum

    Yes, the boxes are USUALLY different, however there is as always "overlapping". The easiest way for me to tell is to merely look at the juice. Vintage is much darker. To be frank, the vintage Quorum...
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    Re: Bogart and Bogart Pour Homme....confusion

    This is the original Jacques Bogart Edt:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bogart-3-Oz-Eau-De-Toilette-Spray-for-Men-by-JACQUES-BOGART-NEW-IN-BOX-/181259375616?pt=fragrance&hash=item2a33e69400

    Here are...
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    Re: Using Aftershave as a fragrance .. or edt

    Depends on the aftershave, Aramis and Pinaud Clubman are two that are stronger than 99% of all EdT's.
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    Fragrance Allergies

    Today, I happened to have an appmt. with my dermatologist for a checkup and mentioned in passing about reading about fragrance allergies & IFRA. Being a learned man he told that that it was quite...
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    Re: Tuscany per Uomo - vintage

    It's vintage. I have both vintage & reissue and the vintage is a tad richer out of the chute, however they are very, very similar. Perhaps also it is because I do not fawn over this scent that much....
  37. Re: Aftershave Splashes Vs. Aftershave Balms vs Aftershave Emulsion

    Search Function broke?
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    Re: proraso aftershave review

    FWIW, Basenotes is not hip on aftershaves, IMO. Badger & Blade has a fantastic AS forum:


    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/forumdisplay.php/18-Aftershaves?
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    Re: Versace L'Homme - Bad News

    935206 on both.
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    Re: Versace L'Homme - Bad News

    I think many have the misconception that the makers do everything like perfect robots and always use different bottles and/or packaging for every reformulation. IMO, that is not the case as they are...
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    Re: A Cologne To Save Your Life

    Eau de Smith & Wesson. :happy:
  42. Thread: New Brut Dominant

    by Boge
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    New Brut Dominant

    Whiffed the new Brut Dominant today at Walmart. It's very modern and resembles something I know but can't just recall right now. I'll refrain from further comment until I recall what frag it smells...
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    Re: What cologne makes a man seem like a snob?

    You lowly serfs are not worthy of my opinion. :p ;)

    Snobby enough?
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    Re: Ungaro III and Zino... are they similar?

    Unagro III, like all Ungaro frags IMO, is overrated garbage. Zino on the other hand was/is a classic which has recently been discontinued. Get it while you can.
  45. Re: Can anyone speak to Jacomo de Jacomo new vs. original versions?

    The vintage has probably one of the best openings in perfumedom. After drydown they are very similar with the nod going to the vintage. The reform. has no opening like the vintage, mostly linear,...
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    Re: New Fan di Fendi Pour Homme

    Fendi (the name) was bought by a British co. awhile back and as some have already posted, this frag is garbage.
  47. Re: Vintage Polo (green) vs newer formulation? Where to buy vintage?

    Either way the recently discontinued Polo Modern Reserve was the best of them all. :p
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    Re: Similar to Versace L'Homme?

    I have vintage & reformulated Versace L' Homme and there isn't that much difference IMO. The vintage is a little richer out of the chute but that is it. After 15 mins. there is no difference if that....
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    Re: Trussardi Uomo (1983) vs. Drakkar Noir

    Lomani Pour Homme & Caesar's Man are what you are looking for & not Trussardi. Both are readily available & super cheap in price.
  50. Re: Dissecting a rare Gem: DAVIDOFF, by Davidoff (1984)

    It's a great frag, however they are few opportunities to wear it with aplomb without causing room clearing fallout. :shocked:

    A tad lighter (& imminently more wearable) version of this, and...
  51. Re: Byblos in black + pepper, wood, spicy (incense) scents

    I tested it today on an arm. Lovescully is spot on.

    FWIW, a far better & far cheaper version of this is Yardley Citrus & Wood.
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    Re: lagerfeld jako revisited after 12 years

    That makes two of us. Far too synthetic for my tastes. :thumbdown:
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    Who said it was non-velvet? Mine is exactly like mesaboogie's photo (2.5 oz.).
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    Not necessarily. I have a vintage just like his with the same box and it says MADE IN ITALY on the reverse. Mine checks out in 2007.

    Just my opinion, D&G PH is a good scent, however I am not...
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    Re: Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    Well, for starters the AS is green!! :grin:

    Other than that it is the usual in that it is a bit weaker than than the EdT. This is IMO a very formal, if not elegant, fragrance of times gone by. You...
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    Re: Monsieur Carven.. Uh oh!

    I have the EdT & AS both. They are classics, but few if any today appreciate them.
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    Re: Incredibly lucky find - Rochas Macassar

    Rarer than unicorn piss. You are one lucky dude.
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    Re: L'Inizio by Carlo Corinto

    I have sniffed it and it was nothing spectacular if I recall. I will try to sample it again as I will be revisiting a counter that has it.
  59. Re: No wonder my Gucci Envy for Men doesn't last... (FAKE)

    Factories make mistakes with labelling. However, I can't help but notice that you have said nothing of how it smells.
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    Re: Gucci Museo (Forever Now) on the Gucci website

    Chances are it's very good after seeing who makes it:


    http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/10/09/gucci-museo-forever-now-new-perfume/
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    Re: Super hero fragrances

    My sweat is the essence of a Super Hero. :grin:
  62. Thread: Bogart Pour Homme

    by Boge
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    Re: Bogart Pour Homme

    Lapidus, Kouros, One Man Show (both editions) & Enrico Sebastiano for starters.
  63. Re: Best projection/longevity fragrance from bulgari?

    IMO, all Bvlgari frags are crap with only the Pour Homme being mediocre at best.
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    Re: Need Help with Chanel

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/219813-Antaeus-Sport-Cologne
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    Re: Armani Eau Pour Homme. A decline

    I have a Reformulated bottle and today I compared it (smell) side by side in a store (I know the owner) with an old tester she had that is marked 89% and there was ZERO difference. NADA!! Hence, more...
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    Re: Anyone still wear original Old Spice?

    This intrigued me as I had never heard of an EdT version. :huh:


    http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/172635-Anyone-know-anything-about-Old-Spice-Eau-de-Toilette
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    Re: Has anyone tried Azzaro Onyx yet?

    Personally, I wouldn't bathe a mangey cat in this crap, nor in Acteur for that matter. :thumbdown:
  68. Thread: Lagerfeld Classic

    by Boge
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    Re: Lagerfeld Classic

    I was under the impression that the reform stuff was in the box marked Classic(?). The vintage was marked Cologne Spray Naturel or just simply Cologne.

    I recently stumbled into some sealed NIB...
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    Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    I have the original vintage and can tell absolutely zero difference between it & the new. Perhaps, storage played a part.
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    Re: Anthracite Pour L'Homme by Jacomo

    as Mike said...

    "...but somehow I'm getting a strange been-there-done-that vibe from Anthracite Pour L'Homme."


    It smells like a far better Zihr Ikon, which it is by far since it has no...
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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme? Not for the weak at heart.

    Welcome to manhood, son!! :wink:
  72. Re: The Spice Must Flow! ( Need more spicy fragrance suggestions... )

    Skip the modern garbage and get a bottle of Derrick by Orlane which is readily available still. It's PURE spice!!


    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120445.html
  73. Thread: borsalino 1984

    by Boge
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    Re: borsalino 1984

    It reminds me somewhat of Basile Uomo. Not a Powerhouse, as someone already mentioned, but a classic Italian scent in the 80's vein for sure.
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    Not to worry, simply buy the better Yardley Citrus & Wood. Extremely analgous, better & far cheaper. Approx. $20 on Amazon. :wink:
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    Re: Santos vs Santos Concentree

    I have both & what foetidus said is 100% spot on. The concentree lasts longer, nothing more.
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    Re: Powerhouse question

    Not entirely correct. Many old PH's smell the same today as then IMO. Also, I lived though those years and had several & many people don't realize that scents age in the bottle as well unless kept in...
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    Re: Acteur: An interesting reformulation.

    I don't know which version I have but it is nasty stuff!! :shocked:
  78. Re: " santos cartier concentré " - do you consider it a " smoke " " tobacco " perfum....???

    Whenever you have a question about a scent always do a search here as there are several threads on this frag + a bunch of reviews. Your answer lies there. Yes, I have both frags.
  79. Re: Is there anything that smells like Shiseido Basala?

    As for the Pour Homme I don't know, but the Shiseido Basala aftershave which I have smells a helluva lot like Rive Gauche aftershave. The top & middle notes as very parallel. Maybe this will help you.
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    Re: The official scent of Las Vegas...

    Silly rabbit: the OFFICIAL Las Vegas male frag is..................Caesar's Man!!!! :thumbsup:
  81. Re: Giorgio for Men by Beverly Hills... A good men's fragrance?

    Giorgio by Beverly Hills is a mature scent. I wore it in the 80's. It is easily one of THE 10 best male frags of all time. It is sweet and LOADED with patchouli. If you are a young shavetail or are...
  82. Re: Yardley Citrus and Wood - Natural Smelling Alternative to Terre d'Hermes

    Great buy!! I also think it is extremely similar to Terre d'Hermès. I read that that is the cumin & carrot seed. Hard to beat this bang for the buck IMO.
  83. Thread: Cologne ID Help

    by Boge
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    Re: Cologne ID Help

    I just bought a bottle of regular Giorgio on a whim based upon your post and the smell is VERY reminiscent of what I remember so I think you are right: it was Giorgio VIP Special reserve that I had....
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    Re: Similar to Azzaro Pour Homme

    If you live near a Marshall's or a TJ Maxx they almost always have 1 oz. bottles of Azzaro for $20. Classic fragrance.
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    Re: When to wear Yatagan, if ever !?

    I wore it once and it damn near killed me........................






    packs of rabbits tried to eat me as I smelled like a huge celery stalk.
  86. Thread: Cologne ID Help

    by Boge
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    Re: Cologne ID Help

    I had considered that but my bottle was not ribbed nor dark green, but black.
  87. Thread: Cologne ID Help

    by Boge
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    Re: Cologne ID Help

    No, that was introd in '97. Mine had to be pre '92. Good guess though.
  88. Thread: Cologne ID Help

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    Re: Cologne ID Help

    Nope.
  89. Thread: Cologne ID Help

    by Boge
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    Re: Cologne ID Help

    It was not CK to the best of my knowldge. I think the bottle was similar to the Geo. F. Trumper Eucris but obviously Eucris is niche & not sold in Marshall's.
  90. Thread: Cologne ID Help

    by Boge
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    Re: Cologne ID Help

    None of those. The bottle was matte black, tall, thin and wide, sort of like an old liquor bottle. It was a splash bottle & not a a spray. I remember the cap being white and domed, however this was...
  91. Thread: Cologne ID Help

    by Boge
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    Cologne ID Help

    In early '91 I bought a bottle of men's cologne at a Marshall's store that was the most incredible stuff and I cannot remember the name!! It was a matte black bottle for sure with a white cap I...
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    Re: Help With Cologne ID

    Well, it was neither of those as I smelled them all recently. Moderator, could you move this please to the Male Fragrance section as it sees more traffic and also as I am looking to find the cologne...
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    Re: Help With Cologne ID

    No, that's not it. I am thinking POSSIBLY it was Zino Davidoff or Trussardi Uomo or Jacomo de Jacomo. :undecided:
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    Help With Cologne ID

    In early '91 I bought a bottle of men's cologne at a Marshall's store that was the most incredible stuff and I cannot remember the name!! :sad: It was a black bottle for sure with a white (silver)...
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