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  1. Re: Reformulation of La nuit de L'homme - 2015

    You don't? I thought they led off the meeting covering that!

    Oh.....wait, wait, wait. I guess the OP is referring to the IFRA and the "new world" perfume regulations. OK...for a second, I...
  2. Re: Reformulation of La nuit de L'homme - 2015

    I can't tell if you're joking around or serious... or?

    o_O[/QUOTE]

    Glad I wasn't the only one......:grin: ......:smiley: .......:huh: ......:undecided:
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    Re: unexpected complement

    Last Fall, I was in Sephora....and I asked the young, female SA in her mid 20's what her favorite scent for a man was. Her answer? D&G Pour Homme. I was a little shocked...but then again, not...
  4. Re: What's new in the designer summer fragrance game?

    I'm a little surprised you're enjoying this one as well (LOL). I am wearing it today...first day I've ever smelled/sampled it....and I'm not caring for it all that much. Ironically...out of the...
  5. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    But that's not exactly true.

    Take this post, for example:



    So there are people reading it, word for word, and seeing the same thing. And I don't really have a problem with FSU92grad, since...
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    Re: Speech Police

    I believe L'Homme Blanc Individuel put it best, when he said:



    And by the way...I don't recall the word "fool" or "foolish" in that thread, but perhaps I simply missed it.



    So we are on...
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    Re: Speech Police

    If I said that I loved the governments of Russia and China, was a disciple of Karl Marx, thought Stalin and Lenin were wonderful, adored Saul Alinsky, and viewed Barrack Obama as the greatest...
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    Re: Speech Police

    I don't have the 5 page thread memorized.....but from what I recall, L'Homme Blanc Individuel mentioned that it was a "snobbish attitude" to view niche versus designer in the fashion that it was...
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    Re: Speech Police

    I figured as much.

    Did you miss where I said " In a sense, if we are to believe that there is any shame or civil disobedience in that thread....quite possibly, everybody who participated in...
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    Re: Speech Police

    There is plenty of guilt to go around in that thread. In a sense, if we are to believe that there is any shame or civil disobedience in that thread....quite possibly, everybody who participated in...
  11. Re: What are some of your favorite Plum fragrances?

    John Varvatos (original) by John Varvatos
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    Re: What is the best projecting mens fragrance

    I remember back in the day JOOP! Homme was a projection monster! You could signal your arrival to school or work by pulling in to the parking lot wearing this one.
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-laughing003.gif
    That about sums it up![/QUOTE]

    :grin:

    So true, so true..... :thumbsup:
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    Re: Royal oud use for summer

    I tried Royal Oud one day last summer, right in the middle of summer. It didn't feel out of place, and wasn't cloying or anything of the sort. It might perform a little better in a little cooler...
  15. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Couldn't agree more.[/QUOTE]

    Same here. :thumbup:

    And for the record, Chuck, I think you just nailed why I haven't jumped on the "niche is better" bandwagon. I've sampled some whose...
  16. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    This is absolutely correct.

    In Western culture, if you want to flaunt your wealth....how you dress/your attire as well as what type of car you drive or the house you live in says more about your...
  17. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Simple like this. But we all know some people won't ever understand this.[/QUOTE]

    You mean like this guy?



    :rolleyesold: :grin:
  18. Thread: L'Occitane

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    Re: L'Occitane

    This was my experience as well. Some of their scents are really nice...but the performance was a bit disappointing on me.
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    Re: tommy hilfiger -Tommy

    Decent scent....but how is the performance on this one? Also, I believe I've heard that it's been reformulated,,,is that true? And if that's the case, for the better or for the worse?
  20. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    :thumbsup:

    Thank you, L'Homme Blanc Individuel....you and I are in agreement, and on the same page regarding this entire thread. I believe it was primarily a poor shoice of wording, with an...
  21. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents ...

    OK, thank you for that, Neo. I wasn't sure and wanted to ask...because sometimes, in a forum where written words are all we have to go off of....confusion over a difference in opinion can be...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or La Nuit de l'Homme

    Somebody must have gotten the word out to Jeremy Fragrance and the under 25 crowd...because these "results" have practically flip flopped from last night.
  23. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I wasn't taking issue with you as much as simply taking you at your own words.

    In an earlier post, I said



    This could well be why there is the confusion between you and I in this thread. ...
  24. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents ...

    I think that this comment calls for a little clarification. Somehow, I get the feeling that you might be referring to me or insinuating that I was "being directly insulting" simply because I have a...
  25. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    It's not what *I* am saying. I'm simply QUOTING FSU92grad. Those are HIS words, not mine. If you want clarity on his remarks, you'd better ask him. Clearly you are interpretting *HIS* remarks...
  26. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I don't think anyone is trying to say that.[/QUOTE]

    Actually....I think that is exactly what FSU92grad is saying or suggesting, and really the main point ('why' niche is better than designer) of...
  27. Re: Prada LUNA ROSSA SPORT = Le Male + Luna Rossa + Lolita Au Masculin = a pure perfection

    No kidding. Vanilla and tonka doesn't sound "sporty" to me. Doesn't even sound like a summer fragrance....more like a new fragrance that needed a name and "Sport" was available to add to Luna...
  28. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    But with the difference in price between designer and niche....wouldn't the niche houses be able to absorb the (R&D and production) costs better and more easily than designers...since they charge...
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    Re: New scent coming - Hugo Boss: Bottled Oud

    It's almost becoming comical now....all the "oud" releases, from every house known to man. Pretty soon, "oud" will be like the punch line is to a joke!
  30. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I wish I had a dollar for every time I've read a review of a fragrance, or seen a post by a forum member regarding a fragrance.....where the NAME, and/or BOTTLE came into question and as a reason for...
  31. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I'm going to add this for consideration, and for the purpose of this discussion: Has anybody considered the IFRA's "regulations" as the possible reason for this?

    If we are to assume that...
  32. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    That is EXACTLY my point. He DOES have experience with "designer" fragrances. Not ALL of them, obviously...but enough of them to start a thread where he is proclaiming that he will not buy or even...
  33. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    You would be correct...if it were not for one single word: consider



    This word DOES suggest that he is NOT open to "possible interest"....because he HAS "pre-judged" them to not be worthy of...
  34. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    I believe you. I don't think you ever will find ONE scent for $75 that will be amazing for you. Ever. How could you? You've already convinced yourself of whether or not you'll enjoy what you...
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    But again...it is subjective, because what someone considers to be a "masterpiece" might not even make the list to consider for many others. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder....and you might...
  36. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Not so much arrogant and snooty as it is close minded.

    Think about what you said. You just said that niche is better than designer, no matter what the niche is......nor what the designer is. ...
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or La Nuit de l'Homme

    Fixed :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Where's the love?

    It's a decent scent. Very good quality. Ultimately, it wasn't my thing....mainly because I'm not a huge fan of vetiver.....but this vetiver is done pretty nicely. It is much better than the...
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    Re: I'm tired of summer scents already.

    Summer isn't even here, and you guys are tired of it? Well...Arizona and Texas...maybe you are more dreading the "dog days" and intense heat that you WILL be receiving at some point rather than...
  40. Re: How much have your tastes changed since you started?

    I would have to say that I am practically the exact opposite. I'm finding that my desire to "experiment" with and try "unique/niche/harder to find/expensive" fragrances has began to wane....and that...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Either you're taking up for him just for the sake of taking up for him without reading the entire thread and the OP's other posts...or you're clearly not paying attention. The OP has a habit of...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Givenchy Gentlemen and L'Instant de Guerlain smell NOTHING alike. They are both for more mature individuals, yes...but the scents are nothing alike at all.

    I hate to say it...but it sounds like...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Incorrect. I dislike the EDT (much like LIDG) but if the retooled EDP is akin to what they did when crafting LIDGE then oh yes indeed it could be something special. We'll see.[/QUOTE]

    What do you...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    "without being disrespectful".....well, not so fast. You worded it poorly, and probably should have chosen a better phrase or way of wording it that didn't sound so insulting. You SAY that you...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Some that I think might interest the OP are:

    Tom Ford for Men
    Bleu de Chanel
    John Varvatos
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Versace Pour Homme


    All of these designers are fairly modern having been...
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    Re: Frags chosen for life . What are yours?

    In the 80's, my primary scent was Ralph Lauren Polo. I also wore quite a bit of Drakkar Noir, Obsession and Xeryus. Today, I own none of these.

    In the 90's, I wore a lot of Zino Davidoff and...
  47. Re: Can't decide between Dior Homme Sport 2012 and Mugler Cologne.

    I second this. This has been exactly my experience with the DHS. Smells nice but vanishes after an hour.[/QUOTE]

    Irony of ironies...it's the exact opposite for me. I wish I could even smell...
  48. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    Thanks.

    Any more? The more, the merrier. I see that DreamerII is comparing it to women's perfume....not exactly sure that's what I'm wanting to hear....:undecided:
  49. Re: I love John Varvatos by John Varvatos; anything else that is similar AND better

    Huge fan of John Varvatos original here....and to be totally honest, I was a bit surprised how much Bvlgari Man in Black reminded me of JV when I tried it last fall. It had a spicy, sweet, woody...
  50. Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    Haven't smelled the original L'Homme Ideal EDT....and didn't really care to, quite frankly. But this one really interests me. I see that it was supposed to be released in May, and it's mid-May...
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    Re: bleu de chanel..EDP OR EDT

    .....
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    Re: bleu de chanel..EDP OR EDT

    See, this is why opinions are like......well...the old saying. :wink:

    ON ME.....the EDT is a bit more tame, more wearable, and smells more natural. The EDP is MUCH sharper, and doesn't smell as...
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    Re: Is TdH Becoming Too Ubiquitous?

    Wait. You mean I was part of the 10%???

    Wait, wait, wait. Hang on a sec...I think I've got it.



    There. Fixed! :thumbsup:

    Now I'm part of the 90% :laugh:
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    Re: Summer oldschool fragrance

    THANK YOU!!!

    I was thinking "why in the world are so many people suggesting this one FOR THE SUMMER???
  55. Re: Need held finding an alternative to CK Eternity Aqua

    If your primary criteria is performance more so than an exact similarly smelling scent.....an aquatic with outstanding performance worth checking in to is Fan di Fendi Aqua. It definitely has an...
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    Re: Spicebomb ? Thoughts?

    Easy now. No need to berate someone simply because they have an opinion that differs from your's. You were quick to venture into "defensive mode" based off of a simple "it's too feminine" comment. ...
  57. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Alright....this has been interesting. And while toddsmith7378 very well may have crossed a line by introducing and providing some highly controversial thoughts and opinions regarding the person that...
  58. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    http://i.imgur.com/O1Eva1o.gif
  59. Re: Allure Homme Original vs Dior Homme Sport

    I like both...but if I had to keep only one of them, I would go with Allure Homme. Simply because, I find it a bit more wearable, and a bit more versatile. That said, I own both, and intend to keep...
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste and Michael Kors

    OK...you've convinced me to give the new PE another chance. I smelled/sampled it a few weeks ago, and like your initial thoughts, was underwhelmed. Considering how much I like the previous version,...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Did you see the part where they divulged the OP's name to someone else (someone other than the OP) that contacted them in regards to a question/concern brought about in a forum by the OP? That seems...
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    Re: d"hermes parfum for older men?

    Everything you're asking is subjective, since only you know how well you will like or dislike this scent, and it's performance will also vary on your skin differently from someone else's. When it...
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    One thing that (I'm somewhat surprised) nobody has asked.....what is the age of your date? Age and maturity play a huge factor in what kind of fragrance you might choose to wear. Another...
  64. Re: FINALLY tried Aventus, some initial observations -

    I don't know....I get about the same projection and longevity from Legend that I do from Aventus, which is to say subtle, and about 3 or 4 hours. The scent for Aventus may be superior, but then...
  65. Re: What happened to the ManLovesCologne Youtube channel/website?

    Same here. Their reputation definitely precedes them these days. I didn't like this "company" before I'd even smelled/sampled a single product of their's! And once I did smell/sample nearly a dozen...
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    Although it looks like the OP is looking for a more exclusive, more expensive high end option....an easy-to-find and very affordable option is L'Eau D'Issey Sport Pour Homme. Grapefruit and leather...
  67. Re: I declare discontinued prices to be ridiculous as of today !

    Interest will begin to wane, however, with the continued ridiculous prices that people are asking. In the late 80's/early 90's, baseball (sports) card collecting...buying, selling, and...
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    ^ this
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I've always thought that Bond No. 9 was uttter shit, excuse my French. Never liked that company...OR their product line. Everything I hear about them just serves to reassure me that my opinion of...
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    One good thing about resurrecting threads....it gives NEW members a chance to chime in. Perhaps even responding to a previous post in the thread. As for the forum "regulars"...I think we all know...
  71. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Urine Breath by Kesha
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    I think you're right. It's the classic "Catch 22"...damned if you do, damned if you don't. So it's a no-win. You're exactly right...somebody's gonna complain no matter what....bunch of snot-nosed,...
  73. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Douchebag by Justin Bieber
  74. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    Indecent Exposure by Paul Reubens
  75. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    No Respect by Rodney Dangerfield
  76. Re: a Celebrity scent you'd like to see on the shelves...

    These are great....LOL!!

    How about

    Tax Evasion by Al Sharpton

    Bronco Chase by O.J. Simpson

    Unfaithful by Tiger Woods
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    Re: How Come People Don't Start New Threads?

    This kind of sums up for me why I think new threads aren't started as often as they might otherwise be. I couldn't tell you how many times I'll see someone create a new thread asking something, and...
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    Re: ck eternitiy silliage and reformulation

    Clearly, in the mind of the OP...it was.

    Besides, all of this is purely subjective, anyway. What one person might love, another might hate (i.e. - "one man's trash is another man's treasure").
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    Re: ck eternitiy silliage and reformulation

    I haven't noticed much of a change...although I won't say that there hasn't been any change. It's still pretty potent, with good sillage and longevity...but it used to be a bit more nuclear. I used...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    I'm impressed. Seriously. You are absolutely right, that you could have tried to play innocent....and these days, most people would pass the buck and blame someone else...if not bold face lie about...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    Below was my first post in this thread:



    That post was followed immediately by THIS post (below):



    Trump and Nugent share one thing that is very well known, in common. And it has to do...
  82. Re: Which scents gets you the most negative comments?

    Terre D'Hermes is one of the only ones (maybe THE only one) I've ever worn that received multiple (as in, more than one) negative comment about.....on different occasions, from different women.


    ...
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    Re: Donald Trump builds his fragrance Empire

    And there won't be, either. This thread's sole purpose was to let those with an opposing political viewpoint have a platform to display their vitriol, plain and simple.
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    Re: Another day of tryouts...

    They had 2 bottles on the Viktor and Rolf stand next to all the spicebomb. That's basically what the salesman said though. That it went being made and that's all they had.[/QUOTE]

    Try telling that...
  85. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    That's TWICE now you've mentioned "masculine", and then referenced perfumes designed by Wasser with WOMEN in mind (I know Tonka Imperialle is unisex, but unisex "AIN'T" masculine in nature...it's...
  86. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    I've found that women tend to like citrus scents.....light and fresh.....on men...period. The "expensive" ones don't garner any more compliments than the less expensive ones. And if they are...
  87. Re: Fragrancenet : trusted site? Maybe not...

    Possibly...but my guess is more along the lines of
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    Re: Versace Pour Homme vs. Chrome Legend

    YES. While both are fresh, citrus based scents....they are not very similar, and owning both would NOT be redundant. That said....



    I agree with this. Check it out to see what you think. ...
  89. Re: How different is "mythical" Xeryus from "squat" bottle Xeryus from vintage Xeryus (another threa

    The last time I smelled the original had to be 1992....so it's really tough to remember exact details....but from what I remember, it went on a bit harsh, but soon dried down to a really, really nice...
  90. Re: How different is "mythical" Xeryus from "squat" bottle Xeryus from vintage Xeryus (another threa

    In the late 80's/early 90's....I had the first bottle pictured (vintage black mirror bottle), and a few years ago I had the last bottle pictured ("Mythique").

    It's hard to compare a "memory" from...
  91. Re: Terre d'Hermes is now being offered in a 16.9 oz bottle.

    LOL!!!

    Still, though, that's 16.9 ounces more than I'd care to own. :wink:
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120716.html

    Read what is in parenthesis next to the name.

    It's written as 1985 in lots of places. Either that's one huge conspiracy theory that has legs and has...
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    That was one of my favorites from the 80's as well. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Top 5 (no particular order)

    Creed Green Irish Tweed (1985)
    Ralph Lauren Polo (1978, but considered an "80's" scent)
    Dior Fahrenheit (1988)
    Armani Eau Pour Homme (1984)
    Drakkar Noir (1982)
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    Re: Best of the 90's?

    Fwiw, Cool Water came out in 1988.[/QUOTE]

    Yeah, but it didn't gain in popularity and become known to the fragrance world until sometime in the early 90's ('92, was when I was introduced to it in...
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    Re: I need help verifying a fake?

    Do I detect a hint of sarcasm? Maybe just a hint? :grin:
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    Re: I need help verifying a fake?

    Because most men aren't grossed out or intimidated by a picture of a male torso. Also, they probably enjoy it's aroma.[/QUOTE]

    Actually, I have a better answer. Because, for me personally, I...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Dude....I agree 100%. I enjoyed the sample that I had of this one, thanks to a very generous BNer....and while I liked the scent and could thoroughly appreciate it's quality....ultimately, it's not...
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    Re: Blind buy mistake? Hermes Bel Ami

    I take no pleasure in being right. I really wanted to like it too, I did...it just wasn't to be.

    Bel Ami Vetiver is not only tolerable, but fairly enjoyable....and one I could actually see myself...
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    Re: Macy's fragrance counter sales associates.

    I actually have a better idea, for all those irritated by SA's at Macy's and other department stores.

    STOP GOING IN THE STORES!

    There. Problem solved.
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