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    Re: What else is like M7 and Encre Noire?

    Hi,

    If you are a fan of M7 I would definitely recommend Ormande Jayne's Ormande Man fragrance. I could try and explain it to you myself however I think OJ will do a better job:

    Ormonde for men,...
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    Best "Cost effective" male Sandalwood fragrance?

    I am looking for a really nice and wearable sandalwood frag for a reasonable price. I have tried Santal Noble but found it a little too dry, I have also tried Trumpers and really liked it but found...
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    Re: Something like Old Spice but better

    Calvin Klein's Obsession has the Old Spice thang going on in its dry down.
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    Re: Ormande Man - restored my faith in fragrance!

    Great to hear others share my awe of this fragrance it truly is exceptional!

    Big thanks to Jock_With_Scents for enlightening tvlampboy otherwise I would be without this little gem :shocked:
    ...
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    Ormande Man - restored my faith in fragrance!

    (*edit* sorry guys typo in the title)

    Just thought I would let you know. I was getting a bit frustrated as I had not come accross a proper WOW fragrance for quite a while... until I discovered...
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    Re: Do you actually smell what you're wearing

    What you need to do is make sure you spray your chest as well as your neck and with less powerful frags also try spraying your inner elbows and top of legs (thigh area). Thing to do buddy is not be...
  7. Re: newbie tries some niche scents recomendations welcome

    I think the trap perhaps you are falling into is trying to love too many challenging fragrances in too short a time. I know first impressions are very important but it can take months to truly...
  8. Re: newbie tries some niche scents recomendations welcome

    Welcome mate!

    Another vote for Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain this is a pretty unique scent.

    Also another for Divines L'homme Sage fantastic scent and very long lasting. Perfect for colder...
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    Re: Classic, barbershop fragrance

    :) great fragrance!
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    Re: Classic, barbershop fragrance

    I also think Jaipur would come under this catagory too.
  11. Re: Cologne that made you think of the Middle East or India?

    L'air Du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer would fit the bill I think.
  12. Re: Where can I buy L'air du désert marocain within the EU to avoid customs charges??

    I cant say I do not find it strong but if applied with a couple of sprays from perhaps a slightly further distance it is not too overpowering for me. It does settle down quite a bit on me too....
  13. Re: Where can I buy L'air du désert marocain within the EU to avoid customs charges??

    Really? Thats a shame... I love the stuff. Very individual scent, I get a nice sharp citrus opening very quickly followed by deep spice and woods. Great winter scent IMO.
  14. Re: Where can I buy L'air du désert marocain within the EU to avoid customs charges??

    Cheers Gents!

    Yeah the UK importer has no stock of L'air at present :(

    But do not fear...



    Wow what a fantastic site!! Placed an order for a couple of other fragrances I have had my eye...
  15. Where can I buy L'air du désert marocain within the EU to avoid customs charges??

    I love it, I really want to order it direct from Tauer but I know that I will have to pay customs charges as the Swiss are not members of the EU. Any ideas guys??
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    Re: 27 year old, younger looking male

    Divine - L'Homme sage.
  17. If I LOVE my Musc Ravageur I am also going to fall in love with....

    Please help me fill in the gap. I would like to find some kindred spirits for my MR to make friends with on my shelf !!
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    Re: YOUR 3 GREATEST but WEAKEST SCENTS ?

    Rene Lezard - Identite
    Terre D'hermes (honest it disappears fairly quick on me!).
    Ungaro III
  19. Re: An odd request - male or unisex fragrance that embodies

    Hmm yes very strange request!!

    I have no idea for an exact match but I would say you would probably looking for an earthy vetiver (perhaps LV) and then either layer it with something containging...
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    Re: The Official CUSTOMS CHARGE gripe thread!

    Ahh I will, shame they do not have any stock now. I cant find an email address on their site either. Oh well I will check back.

    I would actually like to order from source but these damn charges...
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    Re: winter snuggle thread

    Well i would be tempted to ask her how she thinks I smell and to inform her I take quite a bit of time selecting which fragrance to wear and would appreciate any bit of feedback she can provide (that...
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    Re: The Official CUSTOMS CHARGE gripe thread!

    Disgusting IMHO.

    So I guess L'air du désert marocain from Tauer would cost me a few £ seeing as though he is in Zurich?!
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    Re: Looking for a good winter cologne

    This is VERY good advice. There are many I could suggest to you but most do not have a touch on this fragrance. Longevity and sillage are fantastic too!!

    A couple more:

    M7
    Jaipur Homme
    L'air...
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    Re: What to wear to one of my best friends' wedding?

    Damn this is hard..... well the first one that came to mind was Rive Gauche. I know there are a few other stand out frags in your list but I think this one sits nicely between classy, interesting, GQ...
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    The Official CUSTOMS CHARGE gripe thread!

    Ok as far as I am concerned this charge is disgraceful.

    Can anyone give me a better understanding of this charge (especially to the UK). Is there not a way of bypassing it? Do you have to pay such...
  26. Thread: Best Copycats?

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    Re: Best Copycats?

    Joop = Creed Original Santal
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    Re: Help Me Pick 2 Creed Perfumes

    Certainly second this! If you haven't tried it then make sure you do before making your decision. I think you could very well buy all three (say VIW, Vetiver and BdP!!).
  28. Re: Recommend me some 'rich' smelling summer fragrances!

    I would say:

    Platinum Egoiste (still has enough going on to stop you getting bored but has the summer fresh vibe too)

    Terre D'Hermes (citrus keeps the summer feel but its depth is truly...
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    Re: I have a problem: almost nothing pleases me.

    It's not so much about the destination but the journey to get there.
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    Re: Help Me Pick 2 Creed Perfumes

    Hi mate,

    I would go for Virgin Island Water for your tropical scent and Vetiver for your "masculine" scent .

    (If you want to save money you could go for Mugler Cologne instead of the Vetiver.....
  31. Thread: Best Copycats?

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    Re: Best Copycats?

    Ok a couple of old chesnuts:

    Cool Water = Creed, Green Irish Tweed
    Mugler Cologne = Creed, Original Vetiver
    XS = Creed Himalaya

    (sorry Creed!!)
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    Oh and...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur and the Medicine Man

    Yep I get the medicinal accord and I quite enjoy it!!

    I can sometimes find this scent too much in warmer temps too. If I wear it to a night club it gets a bit cloying so I refrain from that now.
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    Re: Please help me plan my Paris fragrance tour

    *Subscribe for my future visit to Paris*
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Yeah I had the same experience as Nicolas V. When I went for the 10 sprays of JPG2 I thought I would get to 7-8 sprays and HAVE to stop spraying due to the strength.... but actually I could have gone...
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    Re: Thanks Basenotes - bought my first creed - SMW

    Good for you mate! :cool:

    I think that may well be the first step on a very long and enjoyable journey!! ;)

    Welcome to basenotes!!
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    Re: Merry Christmas Gift Giveaway!

    This thread restores my faith in human nature! At a time where co workers in my office building struggle to even make eye contact or to say hi especially at this time of year!

    Bravo NearFantastica
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Ha ha ha, this post cracks me up!! I love the reference to layering contrasts with your SOTD and your sack!! LOL :D :bounce:
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    Re: Classic, barbershop fragrance

    Wow nobody has said Rive Gauche yet!!

    Also maybe Frank No. 2 would be close too.
  39. Re: Oils and Vodka will not bond.. oil just sits at the top??

    Thanks Jiggity!

    My only concern would be the effect of rubbing alcohol on my skin, not sure if that would be a bad thing for it??
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    Re: Merry Christmas Gift Giveaway!

    To Xeryus Rouge:

    The cactus and kumquat queen
    She is the most beautiful of creatures
    A simple man like I have seen
    I cannot make out all of her wonderful features
    For my senses are not so...
  41. Thread: Coffee scents?

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    Re: Coffee scents?

    Rene Lezard - Identite'

    Wow, damn fine scent and a MUST try!! Thanks the_good_life ;)
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Ok reporting back regarding the 10 spray JPG2 Challenge:

    Well..... gotta say Thrax..... you were pretty much right! After my usual 3 sprays I just kept on pressing the nozzle, got 6 sprays to my...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Yeah maybe your right, but the ladies do love my "seriously strong super schlong sillage" ;)
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    Re: CREED Green Irish Tweed in a clear bottle?

    Yep in my local store the bottles are as you described. Always best to check though mate.
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    I will report back!

    My Girlfriend could disown me tonight if I smell too much like a tarts handbag! lol
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Hairy muff!

    Just for an experiment I will try 10 sprays of JPG2 tonight before I go out! Do you have a routine I should follow (say 4 to chest, 1 each on wrists and inside elbow, 2 to my upper...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Hmm ok, thats a lot of sprays to me.



    Fu*k me 10-15 sprays?!!!!! People would smell you very LOUDLY from a half mile off!! That is way over the top for me. I mean I like to have a sillage but...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    You have to consider different scents strength too though. I mean I only spray 1 or 2 doses of JPG 2 as it is THAT strong. The same with Luten's Fumerie and Chergui and also Divine's L'Homme Sage. I...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Well I guess the point in that instance would be to enjoy your fragrance by yourself, or to enjoy your fragrance without being concerned whether others can smell it or not.

    For me I like to enjoy...
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    Re: Thank you, DIOR HOMME

    Hmm perhaps your not giving yourself enough credit there buddy! I think it would have been the all round package that got her number!!

    Well done though mate, make sure you take her out.... perhaps...
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    Re: Must Own Revelations

    Mine would be:

    YSL - M7
    YSL - Rive Gauche
    CK - Obsession
    Serge Luten - Chergui
    Divine - L'Homme Sage

    (as you can see mostly "winter" scents for me at present)
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    Re: Which scent for the mood "hard-boiled"?

    Perhaps Yatagan or Kurous? Both shout confidence and fu** anybody that doesnt like it.
  53. Re: What's a scent that women like no matter the popularity?

    Eau de $$$ (and a very large flacon of it!!!)
  54. Thread: Help Me Pick!

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    Re: Help Me Pick!

    Platinum Egoiste would be my winner every time. Touch is a very nice frag but is nowhere near as good as PE!

    (If you like those I would recommend you try Terre D'hermes too as it is fantastic)
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Yep, I converted to this method a few months ago and wish I had done it earlier!

    Certainly improves sillage and longevity. :thumbup:
  56. Re: Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    Wow looks like Idole has run away with it!! Closely followed by Michael Kors and Salvador Dali neck and neck for second place just ahead of Escada PH. The other runners may still have an outside...
  57. Re: Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    I love this site! I've got some extremely interesting recomendations to explore! Thanks guys. Any more suggestions welcome....

    (Ruggles I have Chergui.. damn fine fragrance!!)



    That is what...
  58. Re: Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    Cool, I am noting these down for testing.



    Got this little fire cracker in my arsenal already! ;)
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    Re: Cologne for the dad

    I think your dad would enjoy Chanel - Antaeus or maybe on the pricey side but Creed - Bois Du Portugal
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    Also mate it is very hard to appreciate the more...
  60. Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    Please help me find this scent! I cannot say that I have found anything to fit the bill yet although from reviews I think perhaps Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain may fit??
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    Re: Best All Season Frag?

    Second Terre D'Hermes and add Rive Gauche and Platinum Egoiste
  62. Re: Do your self a favour and do NOT buy the M7 deo stick!!!

    Hmm... what have you guys been smoking?! lol

    Nah seriously though, you can hit me all day with this "it contains different note" stuff but it smells NOTHING like it to me. All I smell is a used...
  63. Do your self a favour and do NOT buy the M7 deo stick!!!

    Seriously guys, it is terrible! You can tell by the fact that I am even buying the deo stick that I am an M7 fan... I love it. But the stick (which of course we cannot really sample before we buy...
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    Re: What will you wear on Xmas evening?

    There has been a few votes for Musc Ravageur... perhaps I may consider wearing mine.... Although I am not totally sure it fits the situation at the moment...hmmm
  65. Re: Can anyone give me the website of a good reputable online retailer

    Yeah but I had to pay £21 in customs charges for my recent purchase of Creed VIW. Have you ordered from them and did you get charged Customs?
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    Re: What will you wear on Xmas evening?

    Hopefully something new Father Christmas brought for me!

    If not perhaps Chergui or L'homme Sage.
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    Poll: Re: Amber Scents for youngsters

    No Gaultier2? :sad:
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    Might have to give that a try, cheers mate. Let us know what you pick up.
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    What is the showel gel like? Is it a good resemblance of the EDP?
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    Yeah I have G2 and it is a very powerful scent. Although essentially its a linear composition it does transition from an initial and ephemeral vanilla (which I dont especially like) to a very long...
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    I do NOT want to talk football ok!


    Hey emes, have you made a decision at all yet?
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    Oh No! :shocked: you skate bas*ard!! Shame on you, at least you had the good sense to move to Oz! :D
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    LOL :D
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    If you are looking for a powerful sillage that will last ALL day there are quite a few but if I had to pick one that I think would suit a man of your age as well as lasting a long time I would have...
  75. Thread: Lime

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    Re: Lime

    I'll second JF too and as an all round fragrance this one is pretty damn good, great quality.
  76. Thread: Lime

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    Re: Lime

    Calvin Klein - Contradiction

    Fresh piquant lime and citus, very interesting frag IMHO.
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    Re: Ambre Precieux vs Ambre Sultan

    I took a while to appreciate AS too. There was a note in the top that REALLY bothered me and I hated it. But once I realised that it was a herbal note a lot like oregano or some other aromatic...
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    Any top houses use pheromones?

    I have run a search but I cannot find any major houses frags containing pheromones, anyone know of any? I have not experienced anything containing pheromones and I am curious to try.
  79. Re: my gift to you... please read! (rive gauche related)

    Send it this way and lets see how many times I can get bitten!!

    Unite RV pilgrims!!
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    Re: Azzaro Onyx or YSL Rive Gauche ?

    You need to close the debate and buy the mighty Rive Gauche!!! There is NO decison to be made IMHO
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    Re: Your recommendation please

    Solid advice ;)
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    Re: What 2+ scents do you like to blend together?

    Terre D'Hermes with Platinum Egoiste works really well,
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    Re: What 2+ scents do you like to blend together?

    Hi mate,

    I have both of these, can I ask how you layer them? Is it on different body parts or does one go on first then the other? Also how much? (sorry for all the question marks lol).
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    Re: Your recommendation please

    Well done on the weight loss mate great work!

    I would wear Rive Gauche (wearing it today and I always love it more everytime)

    I like Dimitri's choice of Platinum Egoiste too for a fresher...
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    Re: Fragrance Questionnaire

    Well here is mine:


    1) Favorite floral frag.... Mens: C&S No.88

    2) Favorite citrus frag.... Floris JF

    3) Favorite spicy frag.... Comme des Garçons

    4) Favorite green frag.... Vétiver...
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    Re: Stupid question about Bois du Portugal

    Hours of fun :bounce:

    Cheers for that buddy!
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    Re: Stupid question about Bois du Portugal

    Ah!! Cheers t_g_l :cool:
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    According to an online translator Reeve Go-shh means Left Shore, whats that all about?? I would like to try the Right Shore too if...
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    Re: Stupid question about Bois du Portugal

    Cool, ok

    Rive Gauche..... I say Reevay Gorsh am I correct or am I still a philistine?!
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    Re: Stupid question about Bois du Portugal

    Yeah on this topic I wonder if anyone has ever put together a list of hard to pronounce fragrance names assistance?

    I wondered if Chergui was pronounced: sharegweye or sharegwee??
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    Re: Question about Serge Luten’s?

    Sadly I have the same problem with Ambre Sultan, it seems to disappear in around 3-4 hours (although after a couple it is virtually gone). I also have Chergui which I have no issues with (lasts very...
  91. Re: Womens fragrances that could/should be Pour Homme?

    Hey Ruggles,

    Not sure what in nature JPG2 is based... aside from the sensual skin element he has tried to create, I really like the concept. Did you like it even though it didnt quite connect...
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    Re: The Quintessential French Fragrance (pour homme)

    Got to say Eau Sauvage for the "quintessential" part but perhaps my favorite French frag is Musc Ravageur
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    Re: What to wear to the Nutcracker Gala tonight...

    If it were me I would rock BdP or Royal Delight (got a decant from an honorable member and LOVE it) I reckon the RD is a little fresher and perhaps female friendly (not that BdP is not of course).
    ...
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    Re: I'm looking for a woody fragrance

    I like "thebeck"'s choice of L' Homme Sage by Divine.. a little story: I wore that this time last week the day before I went on holiday to Tenerife for a week. I had a couple of sprays to my wrist...
  95. Re: Womens fragrances that could/should be Pour Homme?

    How interesting! Well it was JPG2 (not sure how to get the little 2 on the keyboard sorry) that aroused my interest (bought it in the airport last week). I think it is fantastic stuff, a leap on the...
  96. Womens fragrances that could/should be Pour Homme?

    I cant think of any off the top of my head but I'm sure there are quite a few cross over frags out there. Lets here you're suggestions!
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    Re: To all Terre d'Hermès users...

    I think that people only using one spray of this stuff are bumping themselves off.... go on treat your self to a couple more sprays!!! ;)

    To me only a stronger EDP or above would warrant perhaps...
  98. Re: Scents Where You Hate the Top Notes but LOVE the Drydown

    Obsession - Calvin Klein

    Not keen at all on the top notes, but the moment it dries it's FANTASTIC! (by the way if you have this and Ambre Sultan try layering them, two sprays of AS on your chest...
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    Re: help! help with next purchase...

    Hi mate,

    My Chergui has just arrived at my work. I have not opened the bag yet but I think I will now. I love it (had a decant). Not sure what your looking for in your next fragrance but Chergui...
  100. Re: So I am going to buy a Vetiver... which one should I buy?

    I am hunting down samples now, Found one for the VE just need to find the Villoresi!!
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    Sounds very tempting! Perhaps another for my list?!
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