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    Re: axis oud???? anyone try

    I've seen it on either Beautyspin or Fragrancenet...
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    Re: Best Al-Rehab Sprays for Men?

    I have tried Aseel and Khaliji so far. I've gotten compliments on both, but I don't like Aseel all that much. Khaliji is much fresher and easier to wear. I like it quite a bit.
  3. Re: Why doesn't Bvlgari Man in Black receive more praise here?

    it smells just like Prada Luna Rossa Extreme, which I initially liked, then somehow started to find it cloying.
  4. Re: Good Year-Round Signature Scent For Under $100 Dollars

    Wow! I can tell we have a similar nose! Currently wearing GPH2 (one of my top 10), and you like Dia and APOM?! Yeah. We're family! I think either of those 2 would be great signature scents. GPH2 as...
  5. Re: Would You Recommend Versace The Dreamer As A Blind Buy?

    That's a horrible reason to not buy (because it has been compared to another scent you're not thrilled about). Dreamer doesn't smell anything like D&G PH. I know because I use to own both.
  6. Re: Would You Recommend Versace The Dreamer As A Blind Buy?

    I wouldn't recommend a Blind Buy on any fragrance that you can easily sample, if it is over say $35. But since I have seen Dreamer for around the $20 mark, I would say yes, blind buy it! It's a good...
  7. Thread: Best bond no 9

    by Larwiz
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    Re: Best bond no 9

    http://www.Bondno9.com <---this stuff is great! I also enjoy Chez Bond, tho I have yet to buy a bottle. The former, I do own tho.
  8. Re: From this list your absolute 'Must-Haves' (if present)!

    Gucci Pour Homme II
    Versace Dreamer
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    I owned DH. Tried all of the other ones. Ended up swapping the DH that I had. Didn't really like it. Just got caught up in the hype it got on here and Youtube. Shoulda followed my nose and my heart....
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    Hmm...and the La Yuqawam fans have arrived! Wow! Yesterday, I left leaning towards the Bond. Today, I'm giving the LY more consideration. But let's see what the rest of Basenotes says...
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    It's close, but probably more of the raspberry note than TL.
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    No Clamnole. This is the scent https://www.bondno9.com/httpwwwbondno9com.html
    It smells very close to Scent of Peace, but there's just something a little bit more satisfying about this one. I really...
  13. Thread: Beloved Man!!!

    by Larwiz
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    Re: Beloved Man!!!

    I don't think any fragrance over $30 or so is worth blind buying. Too big of a risk, especially when you can sample it for not a whole lot of money. If I were you, I would visit Parfumraffy and get a...
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    So...if I'm going to wear the Reflection for the dinner, what I would probably do is wear the Bond the first part of the day, and then after I shower before heading out for dinner, I'd wear the...
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    Definitely. I think the La Yuqawam is probably the most formal scent I have. I think the Reflection is formal as well, but it is more casual than LY. The LY has gotten me a number of compliments, but...
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    Why? Make the argument.
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    I think the GPH2 will likely be work on Monday, as we'll likely be going down by the waterfront on that day, and I think the Gucci would be suitable for an evening by the water. So...can you present...
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    I have too! Several! But I've received compliments from both of the other contenders as well. In fact, the fragrance with the most compliments to numbers of times worn ratio is probably the La...
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    Re: Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    I'm really considering it, but my SotD is actually the La Yuqawam, and I'm really digging it. Hmm. Decisions, decisions...
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    Weekend getaway...what should I wear?

    So I'll be going on a little getaway trip for Labor Day weekend (Sat-Mon) and will be meeting up with a lady that I've been talking to. I know I'm going to be wearing my Neroli Portofino Forte sample...
  21. Poll: Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    That new Nerole Portofino Forte is NICE! Right now, that's definitely in my top 3 as far as TF...
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    Re: What does this guys smells like?

    La Yaquwam was the first fragrance that came to mind, mostly because of the leather. And after seeing several other mentions of Fahrenheit, I agree that this seems like it would be equally...
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Lyric or Reflection

    Reflection. I own and love it. Lyric, I grew to like, but initially, I thought it smelt too floral, and a bit feminine. But I grew to appreciate it. But it's no Reflection Man!
  24. Re: What fragrance are you surprised gained you a compliment?

    Lol They are, especially if you want to get compliments on your fragrance! :coolold:
  25. Re: What fragrance are you surprised gained you a compliment?

    Wow! Great story! Thanx for sharing! That's been on my to buy list for a minute! I may have to pull the trigger on it this fall!
  26. Re: What fragrance are you surprised gained you a compliment?

    Well I can personally share that most of my compliments were offered during or directly after sharing a hug. This was the case with Beloved this past weekend. After I embraced the wife first, and...
  27. What fragrance are you surprised gained you a compliment?

    Are there fragrances that you've gotten compliments on that you didn't think would gain you compliments? For me, that scent is Amouage Beloved. I wore it yesterday to a Church fellowship, and the...
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    Re: D&G The One EDP vs La Nuit de l'homme

    Wow! I'm actually quite surprised that The One took so many of the votes. I don't remember exactly what The One smells like, but I thnk La Nuit smells pretty good. A few years ago on the boards, it...
  29. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute BACK IN STOCK!!!

    I received mine on Tuesday. Smells nice! Glad I pulled the trigger!
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    Re: Being a Fragrance Reviewer Ain't Easy...

    I saw a video from him today. Probably my second video that I've seen from him. He's a really handsome, well put together guy. I don't have any problems with him. I can't very much speak to his...
  31. Re: Better line of men's scents: Parfums de Marly or Amouage?

    Amouage.
  32. Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute BACK IN STOCK!!!

    Beautyspin.com
    I just got the alert at 4:05 pm, ordered mine IMMEDIATELY. Now, I'm sharing it with y'all! They'll likely FLY off the shelves (again), so purchase NOW!
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    Re: Formal Fragrances

    I have 2-3 scents that seem most dressy for me: Firstly, my Rasasi LaYaquwam. Secondly, my Bond.com. And Thirdly, my Amouage Reflection.
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    Re: Lynx/Axe have done an Oud!

    I saw this thread earlier and made it out to the Rite Aid, CVS, and Target. The Rite Aid and Target each had one of the scents in deodorant form, but none of them had them in edc form, unfortunately....
  35. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    I'm not seeing anyone right now, but last week, I saw a girl I was once really into. She hugged me and said, "ooh, you smell nice!"

    rasasi la yuqawam

    I had a similar scenario last month when I...
  36. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute (how to get it?)

    Yeah, I may have to comb a few fragrance stores to see if they by some miracle have it.
  37. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute (how to get it?)

    Yeah. I'm on the notify when in stock list, but I also check for myself occasionally.
  38. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute (how to get it?)

    I just don't want to be waiting until this time next year!
  39. Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute (how to get it?)

    See, this is why you can't take any breaks from Basenotes, cuz if you do, you'll miss the fragrance exclusives/news bus! So I took a little step away from the boards for a good part of the second...
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    Re: Unexpected compliment with ESP.

    What's funny is, I haven't really been on the forum as frequently as I use to. So I saw this thread, and didn't instantly realize what the ESP stood for. It took me literally all of 6-8 seconds to...
  41. Re: Rive gauche pour homme vs L Instant De Guerlain

    Because I find RG to be more of a mature scent, I'd go with LIDGE, tho I'm not a big fan of either.
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    Re: M.Micallef......Anything Superb to Explore??

    Yes. Homme Aoud and the Note Vanille are quite good.
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    For me, it's
    Gucci Pour Homme 2
    Amouage Reflection
    Bondno9 HTTP
    Amouage Beloved
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    Re: Best low projection scents to wear on dates?

    You hit the nail right on the head with GPH2. And it's so funny that you then mentioned RO, because I've come to see that it's drydown is quite similar to GPH2. Did you notice that?
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    Re: help choosing a scent for SO

    Let me get this straight: you're into a guy who wears no cologne? Umm...WHY?!?!? Lol Just kidding. Consider Divine L'homme Sage or M. Micallef Homme Aoud
  46. Re: Let the hate commence, new Bond No 9 fragrance called "B9"

    Go on the bondno9 website. It's $140 on there.
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    Re: What Women want.

    Hilarious.
  48. Re: Let the hate commence, new Bond No 9 fragrance called "B9"

    You forgot HTTP. That is my favorite from this house. The only one I spend that $140 on, and I've gotten several compliments from it. Last one was actually from a guy. Lol
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    Re: After 20 years testing - these are the best

    I really didn't expect to see Joop on the list. Very interesting. I have a bottle that's about 80% full. I seldom ever wear it, but I think I'm gonna have to give it a few wearings for the remainder...
  50. Re: Quick! Going out tonight! Amouage Reflection or By Kilian Apple Brandy?!!

    Cool! I'll be "Reflecting" tonight! :-)
  51. Quick! Going out tonight! Amouage Reflection or By Kilian Apple Brandy?!!

    Going out with a lady friend of mine at 6 this evening, and I'm a little torn between the two. I love them both. We'll be indoors at dinner and karaoke. Which one would you go with?!?
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    Nice bottle!
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    Re: Describe your last purchase in two words...

    "Short term". I blind bought Azzaro Pour Homme Summer because I thought the bottle looked awesome. It was only $21, so I figured it was a pretty small risk. So, the juice itself smells okay. Nothing...
  54. Thread: Oh god!!!!

    by Larwiz
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    Re: Oh god!!!!

    I kinda bought into the hype and bought a bottle. Ended up swapping it. It's just okay. Not bad, not great. You should try Dior Bois D'argent, if you haven't already. Now THAT'S something to write...
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Oh yeah...I did get 2 compliments from Divine L'homme Sage. 1 of those compliments was after atleast 8 hours, so that made me feel really good. :-)
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    *tipping my hat to you* That's pretty good! Must be nice!
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Several compliments on Amouage Reflection, Bond no.9 HTTP, and Amouage Beloved.
  58. Re: Yet another 'scent for a 1st date' thread I'm afraid...

    Just looked at your wardrobe. So I'm a big fan of GPH2. It is pleasant, and it is a crowd pleaser. If it is a daytime outing, I would recommend GPH2 or
    Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro di...
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    Re: Anyone wear fragrance oils?

    I store them on my dresser, just like my colognes. Nothing fancy.
  60. Re: You own it, You love/like it but it is quite a while you wear it. Whats that fragrance?

    I'm like this with my favorite fragrances. Like GPH2 and Amouage Reflection. I like them so much, but almost never wear them. I often times find them both to be too nice for either the clothes that...
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    Poll: Re: Amouage: DIA vs REFLECTION ?!

    Reflection. Dia is nice though. I'm really surprised at all the Dia mentions. Dia's like the sleeper hit, but Reflection is probably mentioned on more people's favorite/most complimented list than...
  62. Re: Help me to pick fragrances for a wedding event.

    Day 1: Bond No9 HTTP
    Day 2: Dior Bois D'Argent
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    Re: Choose. But choose carefully...

    Amouage
  64. Re: What is your most favorite smelling fragrance you currently own?

    Amouage Reflection
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Respectfully, if you read 1-2 pages, you'll see.
  66. Re: Is there a less expensive "clone" of Back to Black by By Kilian?

    This site here may be your best bet. Many of their oils are spot on, but some are not 100%. For a small amount tho, it's worth atleast trying. Good luck.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Okay. Thanx.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Yeah. You'll probably be hard pressed to find a bottle on discount, but to me, the 50 ml bottle was worth the $140 that I paid. It's also $60 cheaper than SOP on Bond's website, so I'd call that a...
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    Re: What's the perfect amount of bottles?

    I think 50 is a good number. Some would probably say no more than 100. I think anywhere between those two numbers are "ideal". However, if your budget allows, I don't have a problem with anyone...
  70. Re: Just because it looks like a Pineapple and smells like a Pineapple...doesn't mean it's Aventus.

    LOL! I totally agree! Folx talkin about this can be a GPH2 substitute if GPH2 is discontinued. NOT! Not a bad scent, but it isn't GPH2.
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Quick thought about Aventus. I have tried Aventus, maybe 2 or 3 times at Nordstroms. I was never impressed with it, but then when I see people talking about the different batches, I have to wonder if...
  72. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Oh, how could anyone forget the Pure Malt fan craze! LIDGE had it's moment too! And for a while, Guerlain SDV was all the rage! TV still gets its mentions tho in the colder months it seems. And DHI...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    So I tried SOP, and found it to be similar to HTTP. However, there was just that little something extra in HTTP that made it more attractive to me. I will say tho: I wore a sample of SOP to work one...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Hey guys. Thanx for responding. All I can say with 0 doubt is that I was surprised at how much I liked HTTP. I bought a bottle, and just found myself wearing it whenever I wanted to feel good,...
  75. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Wow!!! I'm surprised that ANYTHING got more wearings than Aventus! Lol Go TDH!
  76. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Ha! I thought about Aventus too, and I had the same thought: that it was taking away from the GIT love.
  77. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I never quite understood the Shalimar hype. It smells kinda old and stuff. I found M7 to be kinda interesting. i even buoght a bottle. But it didn't take me long to grow out of love for it. So I...
  78. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    I bought a bottle of 3rd Man after sampling it and feeling like it was worth a full bottle. I quickly realized that it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. I actually foudn L'anarchiste to be nicer,...
  79. Re: Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    Hmm...maybe that's what it is...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    Hednic, I know you're a fragrance guru around these parts. What's your take on Bond HTTP?
  81. Caron, Terre D'Hermes, M7, Shalimar, and GIT, once fan favorites. Still?

    When I first joined Basenotes years ago, it seemed like the fragrances above were some of the most discussed fragrances on the boards. I couldn't read a top 5-10 list without someone mentioning Caron...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    Gotcha. These are great prices for these fragrances! Even if they're just average, I'll have still gotten my money's worth. Thanx!
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    Wait. Is that a summer edition tho? The 'Leau appears to be, and it is inexpensive enough for me to perhaps get both the L'eau and the Summer version. If they're just "okay", I can always just wear...
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    Re: Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    I'll look at the price of this one too.
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    Azzaro Pour Homme Summer. Worth the $21?

    Has anyone tried this? I came across this earlier today online and was quite impressed by the beautiful bottle. I own the Azzaro Pour Homme Night Time flanker, and I see that this one is priced at...
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    The fragrances that come to mind that may fit your description are Versace Dreamer, Bath & Body Works Mahogany, Bvlgari Man in Black/Prada Luna Rossa Extreme (these two smell similar imo), Fan di...
  87. Re: Welcome to the first day of summer! Any fragrances you're testing out this summer?

    I'm about to hit up the Sephoras and get a sample of Lacoste White and Lacoste Black. I've tried them both, and like them quite a bit. I need to get a sample of each to see whether they're actually...
  88. Re: Gucci Pour Homme II - underestimated longevity?

    I've never had longevity issues with this one. I recall getting a compliment of this one following an entire 8+ hour work day. That's when I knew for sure that this scent had better longevity than...
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    It's interesting to see the Curve references in here. I've been playing with the idea of getting Curve for a while. I remember at my old job several years ago, this one guy use to come in all the...
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    Re: Favorite date scent?

    Sadly enough, I've been on 2 dates this year. On the first one, I wore Gucci Pour Homme 2. I was going back and forth between that and Bond No.9 HTTP and the Gucci, but I ended up going with the...
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    I think I have been pretty consistent with my response to threads like this in the past. There have been 2 scents that I have consistently found to be without flaw: Amouage Reflection and Gucci Pour...
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    Currently wearing a sample of By Kilian Incense Oud. I like it, but I don't know if I love it, so I don't think I would pay a whole lot for it. Maybe a decant, but I wouldn't spend much more than $50...
  93. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    2 Amouage: Reflection, Beloved, and samples of Interlude
    2 Cartier: Declaration L'Essence, Declaration Cologne
    2 Guccis: GPH2, Envy, and a tiny .15 oz bottle of GPH1

    ...I use to have a bunch of...
  94. Re: How many sprays of Amouage Reflection Man do you use and where?

    I usually wear this one when I'm in a shirt and suit, so unlike the majority of you that do 2-3, because the scent is fighting through so many layers, I normally do 6-7 sprays: both wrists, both...
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    Re: Best FIRST date scent out of these 5...

    I would say La Nuit or GPH2. Both scents are very nice. I personally love GPH2 and own it. I've gotten several compliments on it. La Nuit, I have never owned, but I have smelt it on others, and I...
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    Re: Fragrances for gay

    Wear women's perfume. Lol
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Trust me: the Creed boys will act like http can't compare to Aventus. It does, and it's a superior scent. Considerably fresher. Get a sample from the perfumedcourt and get back to me...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Ehh...not exactly. I like it a bit, but don't like it a lot. It's a bit too powdery. Ultimately tho, if I really like a scent, no one else's opinion really matters in terms of how much I like it. If...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    Lol You kept it ALL THE WAY real. Lol IN is nice, but even applied lightly, it's just a bit too powdery for me. It has this persistent foot powder smell that I just can't accept altogether. It's...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare failed me BIG TIME!

    I couldn't have said it better myself. I attend church because I am a believer, and enjoy church service. However, I am single, and looking to marry one day, and the church is a good place to meet...
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