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    Re: Favorite(s) from Versace

    The ones I own, wear, and love: Versus Uomo (1991), Black Jeans, and Baby Blue Jeans.

    I also love Metal Jeans (but prices for this now are insane so I wouldn't own), Blue Jeans (not love enough...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Eau Sauvage EdT Splash-On (vintage 1987 formulation) by Christain Dior

    http://i66.tinypic.com/mn28uc.jpg

    Found the smallest amount of vintage juice left in a 50ml splash-on bottle at a thrift...
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    Re: Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs

    Saw Bang Bang on discount shelves here now. Looks like it suffered the same faith as Bang? $19. Might pick it up blind later this week.
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    [US + CANADA] CK Crave and Emporio Armani Night He

    Two discountinued designer scents

    CK Crave 40ml (25-30% full) - $15 USD
    Emporio Armani Night He 100ml (25-30% full) - $20 USD

    No boxes. $7.50 USD to ship.
  5. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Versace Blue Jeans 75ml ($19)
    Versace The Dreamer 50ml ($19)
    Azzaro Pour Homme 100ml tester ($15-25)
    Cartier Declaration 100ml tester ($35-40)
    Cartier Declaration d'un Soir 100ml tester ($35-40)...
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    Off-topic but can anyone shed some light on the discontinuation of some of the men's Versace scents?

    From my understanding: Eros, Eau Fraiche, Pour Homme, and Oud Noir are the only ones you can...
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    Re: Questions regarding MFK?

    I honestly really wouldn't overthink it. MFK has a really good sample program. 4 x 2ml sprays for less than $20 shipped. And it's hard to say what you'll like before even sniffing them.

    Just go...
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    Re: Anyone try Heeley perfumes?

    They're all very contemporary, modern, and minimalist. I liked Sel Marin (obviously) but wasn't crazy about it at that price point. Way too many great summer scents to wear. Phonecia was also a good...
  9. Re: What fragrance are you surprised gained you a compliment?

    Avignon by CdG.

    I wore it to a Polish art gallery opening and after hugging a women she said I smelt good. Not the most conventionally great smelling scent so I was surprised.
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    An Itchy Trigger Finger

    Back in '03 when I first started wearing scents, it was uncommon to wear more than 5 or 6 sprays of an EdT without overdoing it.

    Though in the last few years (i think mostly because of...
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    Re: Davidoff Zino/Zino Davidoff discontinued.

    What's the verdict on the discontinuation of Zino now? 3 years after this thread started it seems to still be available for sale.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    The most niche I've ever found was Creed and a bottle of Eau d'Italie but even that was $80 ... not $8 as I'd hoped.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I spotted at Winners (the TJ Maxx brand in Canada) recently:

    Tom Ford Black Orchid EdP: but it wasn't a whole lot cheaper - $130 yikes!
    Lots of Azzaro Pour Homme flankers including the 2013...
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    Re: NEW Versace pillar: Versace DYLAN BLUE

    In the 90's they were doing a lot of avant-grade and daring stuff - Versus Uomo, Black and Blue Jeans, Dreamer, etc .... which didn't sell well, so they've fallen into the mainstream bandwagon with...
  15. Re: what are the "safest" blind buys in the world of mens fragrance

    Safest? Mentioned a few times already but Acqua di Gio. Not sure if I've found anyone who didn't like it.
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    Re: First date..Advice needed..

    Not rocket science man ... Just wear what you like.
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    Nice scent but batches from the last few years - 2012+ smell like watered down pickle juice.
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    Re: Hermes bel ami vetiver is SICK

    Really didn't like this one. It sort of reminded me of Japon Noir (the discontinued Tom Ford Private Blend). It shares that glossy, sickling candy like sweetness.
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    Re: Neroli Portofino alternative for summer?

    Try some of the Neroli Portofino flankers that was released recently - Acqua I think and Forte?

    Also suggest buying the 800ml splash bottle of 4711 EdC and going crazy with it.
  20. Found a Vintage Lot at the Thrift Store (Avon, etc. - Need Help!)

    Was killing time at a Thrift Store and found these really old gems and was wondering if anyone here knows if there's any value to them. The Avon in the rabbit bottle smelt really "dirty." Like there...
  21. Re: Better line of men's scents: Parfums de Marly or Amouage?

    I ran through the Parfums de Marly line pretty quickly at Nordstorm so take this with a grain of salt but I found the whole line generic and a little boring. Some of them smelt like copycats - wasn't...
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    Re: *NEW* Cartier Declaration Eau Fraiche (2016)

    Always thought the original Declaration was light enough for summer wear so not sure where this fits in to be honest.
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    Re: Best performing scents in hot conditions

    Any splash on cologne will do: 4711 or Eau d'Orange Verte.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Replacements

    I still consider Declaration by Cartier to be Jean Claude Ellena's original TdH. The reformulated TdH today smells really generic now. If you enjoy vetiver, I'd suggest Vetiver by Guerlain.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th May, 2016

    Irish Leather by MEMO

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.24468.jpg
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    Re: Is the CdG Red Series discontinued?

    I'd be surprised if they discontinue the Incense series unless it was because they couldn't source the ingredients for them anymore (which is what I think happened with the Red series). The perfume...
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    Re: Annoyed by flankers?

    I used to get annoyed and yes there are some sh*t flankers out there but damn there's some nice ones including Dior Homme, Eau Sauvage, Declaration, Rive Gauche, M7, etc....
  28. Re: Let's play a game! 'If I love X, then I'll probably enjoy: Y'

    Grand Neroli by Atelier Cologne or Eau d'Orange by Hermes
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th May, 2016

    Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6065.jpg
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    Re: Is the CdG Red Series discontinued?

    Strangely, the Leaves series always had issues with sales so I'm not surprised. Sad considering some of them were brilliant and/or beautiful. They were first housed in blue bottles which threw people...
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    Is the CdG Red Series discontinued?

    Taken down from the CdG Parfums site, as well as Luckyscent.

    Discoutinued or is there plans to reformulate and repackage them?
  32. Re: Animalic fragrances for up to around $150 max?

    Kiehls Musk
    Montale Cuir d'Arabie
    Kingdom EdP
    Oud 27
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    Re: What Are the 5 Weirdest Scents You Own?

    I have a pretty high threshold when it comes to weirdness but I found the JAR scents to be very surreal. Also, Velvet Oud Mood by MFK.
  34. Re: Dark,Masculine, Versatile,Pleasant, Long lasting

    Try Encre Noire Sport.
  35. Thread: Bois d Argent

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    Re: Bois d Argent

    I smelt this when it was first released as part of the original Dior Trio: Cologne Blanche, Eau Noire, and Bois d'Argent, under the creative direction of Hedi Slimane. Beautiful stuff but the honey...
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    Re: Thoughts after being away for 2 years

    Yeah, I took a hiatus somewhere between 2011-2013. Stop buying stuff. I slowly got back into it in early 2014. Back then, I was all about the super weird and avant-garde but slowly discovered their...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th April, 2016

    Declaration by Cartier

    http://i.beautyspin.com/mailing/16/cartier/cardcnm_bedt10_01__2.jpg

    The "original" Terre d'Hermes IMO.
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    Re: New from Amouage...!!

    Notes look interesting but man, I don't think I've enjoyed anything from Amouage in the last 5+ years. House has gone downhill in my opinion. They should bring back stunners like Homage and Tribute.
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    Re: Fragrance similar to Habit Rouge?

    Maybe a bit of a stretch but I found the EdT in the same vain as Musc Ravageur - that sort of toasty, warm, vanilla, comfort feeling.
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    Re: Does Serge Lutens have an aquatic?

    Aquatic? Nope. But check out the L'eau line from SL if you're looking for light and breezy for the summer.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Suggestions

    Looks like you don't really like the house "style" so I probably wouldn't recommend anything.
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    Re: Polo modern reserve score!!

    Funny, this was the exact same way I found my bottle of Modern Reserve a few months back. I just missed my bus and had 20 minutes to kill so I went across the street into a drugstore chain here to...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st April, 2016

    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre by Serge Lutens


    http://www.basenotes.net/webkit-fake-url://0e496798-c9ab-4887-918c-092bfaf3ca03/imagepng
    Wow, really impressed by this one. I overlooked it when it...
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    Re: Prominent Hinoki Note or Japanese Aesthetic?

    I'd probably just do a directory search for fragrances that use a hinoki note and go from there but personally haven't found anything that smells predominately hinoki heavy. Even CdG's Hinoki, I get...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th April, 2016

    212 Men (new formulation) by Carolina Herrera

    http://www.osmoz.com/Public/Files/perfume/image_fragrance_212men_39735ce8ae.jpg

    Love the fresh cut grass note at the top with that musky/gaiac...
  46. Thread: best cheapies?

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    Re: best cheapies?

    Mostly a lot of vintage or discounted stuff. Once I found an ad on Craigslist where this guy was selling off his ex-girlfriends perfumes for next to nothing. I pick up a bottle of Montale and Serge...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Nothing really. I haven't bought a bottle in a really, really long time. I've gotten to the point where I have enough juice to last me a decade that I want to enjoy what I have now.

    Finished a...
  48. Thread: best cheapies?

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    Re: best cheapies?

    Generally, I would say 4711 EdC - you can grab a 800ml splash bottle for $35-40.

    But I've found $200 fragrances at garage sales for $10.
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    Re: Diptyque Tam Dao - Longevity concerns

    Its always been a pretty "quiet" fragrance. In fact, I think the entire Diptyque line is that way.
  50. Re: Two New MFK Fragrances coming soon code named "New Day" and "New Night"

    Really respect Francis Kurkjidan as a perfumer but I've yet to find anything in his line worth owning. Either it's way overpriced, too weird to wear, short lived, or too similar to something I...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th April, 2016

    Le Male (Vintage 2006 Formulation) by Jean Paul Gaultier

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.430.jpg

    Found my nearly full vintage bottle off Craigslist off a guy who was selling it for almost...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th April, 2016

    2 Man + Wonderwood (layered) by Comme des Garçons

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.391.jpghttps://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.8991.jpg
  53. Thread: Memo Paris

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    Re: Memo Paris

    Thanks. Will do. I had both those on my radar.
  54. Thread: Memo Paris

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    Re: Memo Paris

    Well - guess I'll skip MEMO for now. Was thinking about some LM Parfums samples and Stephane Hubert Lucas 777. Feel free to suggest anything else?
  55. Thread: Memo Paris

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    Re: Memo Paris

    Meaning to pick up samples off LS. Based on descriptions alone - Africian Leather seems interesting.
  56. Re: Basenotes Yahoo Group Flashback: Fragrances purchased in 2002

    Honestly, not a bad list of scents there. Personally enjoy Truth, 212 Men, Mania, AdG, Cuiron ....
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    Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    Finished my sample of this and I quite like it. Not sure if I'd ever buy it considering I wouldn't get much use out of it but it reminds me of a modernized and refined version of vintage Kouros.
  58. Re: Cd'G's Amazing Green.................is it worth it?

    I got a sample when I bought a couple other CdG scents and I quite liked it, even got a compliment. I think it flew under the radar because people didn't think it was weird enough in that CdG way,...
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    Re: The Fragrance you have the most bottles of...

    When I heard the tin can version was being replaced with the square bottles, I bought three backup bottles of Rive Gauche for $25 each. Normally, I won't do this. Found six bottles of Bang by Marc...
  60. Re: Something like Versace: The Dreamer but better?

    It's really unique and you aren't going to find anything quite like it. Just blast on 30 sprays and the longevity issues are gone.

    You might find some similarities with D&G Pour Homme (the tobacco...
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    212 Men White (Limited Edition)

    Found a bottle of this and I quite like the original (even own it). It was a limited edition from 2003 that's relatively hard-to-find now. No tester and the SA won't let me spray it. Not much on it...
  62. Re: 3 months into 2016. Are there any standout releases?

    Thanks.

    BTW - I quite liked CK2. Also, heard good things about Lonesome Rider but can't vouch for it as I haven't smelt it yet. New Hermes Eau de "...." are getting some hype. New Armani Prives,...
  63. Re: 3 months into 2016. Are there any standout releases?

    Does anyone have a list of upcoming releases for 2016?
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    Re: Le Labo Santal 33 - Cult Classic?

    It's actually Le Labo's second best seller after Rose 31 from what I've heard. Cult? More like popular mainstream favourite. In fact, Le Labo's not really niche anymore. More people wear Le Labo over...
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    Re: neroli portofino

    Buy a 800ml bottle of 4711 for $35 bucks and go crazy with it. That's what I did. A heavy splash, on a hot day and it lasts easily the whole day.
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    Re: If you could un-discontinue one fragrance

    Such a tough question to answer. Just one?

    I concur with M7, Homage and Tribute attar (both masterpieces), Tauer Orris ... To name a few.

    But if I had to pick one, it'd be Elternhaus...
  67. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    I bought it two years ago as a birthday gift to myself and quite like it and still enjoy it today. I also own Hinoki. Wasn't a fan of the second Monocle scent: Laurel. The only issue I have with it...
  68. Re: Vintage Shiseido Zen EdP (Original / Black) 1964

    Thanks!

    I really didn't know what I was getting. Sniffed the bottles and quite liked them. I did a quick search online and couldn't find much about them besides it was discontinued years ago. EdP...
  69. Vintage Shiseido Zen EdP (Original / Black) 1964

    Went to the flea market for the first time over the long weekend and decided to go vintage perfume hunting. Didn't find a ton of stuff but was intrigued by a few things. Found a 80s or 90s bottle of...
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    Re: NEW: L'Homme Ideal Eau de Parfum

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/419853-NEW-Guerlain-L-Homme-Ideal-EdP
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    Re: help with vintage shalimar...

    Found a 30ml or 40ml bottle of the EdT at the Flea Market and the lady was asking for $30 but I think I could get her to let go of it for less. I entered the barcode online at checkcosmetics and it...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th March, 2016

    Declaration d'un Soir by Cartier

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=65681560
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    Re: Why do you like to rock the "grandpa" smell?

    A lot of the powerhouse stuff from the 60s, 70s, and 80s like Azzaro, Drakkar, Polo, etc... have been reformulated and smell really nurtured right now. Like all their "old" bits have been removed and...
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    Re: Craiglist Tresures

    I just do a general search for "cologne" or "perfume."
  75. Re: Search For A Great Sandalwood Concluded...In Unexpected Fashion.

    I highly recommend trying to get a hold of Santalum by Profumum Roma, especially the vintage dark brown juice versuses the pale yellow reformulated juice.
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    Craigslist Treasures

    I read a thread here a while ago about searching out fragrances on Craigslist and although the general consensus was a big "no-no" I can't help but find some scent gems at next to nothing prices....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016

    Invasion Barbare by Parfums MDCI

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5937.jpg
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    Re: Recommendations on a Cartier men's fragrance?

    As mentioned, I'd give Declaration I second whirl. It isn't an easy one to like and it gets some getting used to, but once you do ... It's gorgeous. Only other one I love is Declaration d'un Soir.
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Aventus
    Green Irish Tweed
    Original Vetiver
    Millesime Imperial
    Royal Oud
    Feuille Vertes (reissue)
    Windsor (2009 & 2010 batch)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Most recent compliments from The Dreamer, Cuiron, CdG Avignon, Pulp ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th March, 2016

    Was thinking about going with this one today as well, but decided to go with Avignon by CdG instead.
  82. Re: Long-Time Basenotes Members: What Was It Like Around Here When Terre d'Hermes Was Released?

    It was generally well received. I quite liked it when it came out but it was never "really" my kind of scent. The stuff they sell now though smells like watered down grapefruit sh*t.
  83. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    I have about 31 bottles and 3 large sized decants I consider bottles. So a total of 34.

    Personally I want to downsize it even more to under 10, or even 5.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th March, 2016

    Series 3: Incense by Comme des Garcons

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/21901.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
  85. Re: New style: deceptively minimalist, transparent, woody . . .

    Just wanted to bump this old thread to see if anyone had any more recent suggestions?
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    Re: Acqua di Parma fragrances

    Generally wasn't impressed with the line.

    They're all fairly synthetic, composed of mainly cheap ingredients, and act more like eau de colognes to warrant what they sell for.
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    Re: How's the projection on Virgin Island Water?

    Like all Creeds, it depends on the batch.

    Anywhere from a half hour to several hours.
  88. Re: Need your help picking out vintage scents at an estate sale

    It's a miniature bottle collection. So they're all 5-15ml at the max. The lot's $150 and it comes with a display case. I'm interested in just buying a few. Mainly the masculines and possibly sniffing...
  89. Need your help picking out vintage scents at an estate sale

    I managed to find a vintage perfume collection at an estate sale. Mini bottles mainly.

    The guy provided me with a rough list (tons of typos) but was wondering what was worth looking into? I know...
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    Re: [NEW] Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdP

    Someone's already selling a bottle.

    http://images.craigslist.org/00707_bvxhjfLiyox_600x450.jpg

    http://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_13HKcaVp9Cu_600x450.jpg

    Notes: grapefruit, almond, orange,...
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    Re: [NEW] Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdP

    The SA showed me the info sheet and it said May 1st but then again that might just be the Canadian release date. I glanced at the note pyramid really quick, I just remember seeing "almond" though...
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    [NEW] Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdP

    Not sure if this has been mentioned already but a Guerlain SA told me they're coming out with an EdP version of L'Homme Ideal with a release date of May 1st.
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    Re: Is CDG2 safe for a date?

    If you want to rock out CdG 2, then rock out CdG 2.

    Personally don't see any issues with it.
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    Re: New Azzaro Pour Homme refillable bottle

    Smelt the non-refillable bottle at a department store recently and thought it smelt really abrasive. I smelt the juice in the refillable bottle and have to agree with a few of the comments here, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th March, 2016

    Feuille Vertes (2011 reissue) by Creed

    https://www.creedboutique.com/140-288-thickbox/feuille-verte.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th March, 2016

    Patchouli 24 (vintage dark juice) by Le Labo

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=44618329

    I've had my bottle for 8 years now and although there's enough juice for a couple...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Eau De Parfum?

    I saw this at London Drugs today. Which is a drugstore chain here in Canada, so it's not exclusive to Blooms. Perhaps new?
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    [CANADA] RL Polo Modern Reserve tester 118ml

    RL Polo Modern Reserve 118ml tester
    cap but no box (I can throw in the box for regular polo though)
    few sprays missing
    canada shipping only
    $200 USD shipped (you pay any PayPal fees though)

    I...
  99. Re: Any suggestions for a Japanese fragrance?

    Forgot that as well. A few of my Japanese friends also wear Acqua di Gio.
  100. Re: Any suggestions for a Japanese fragrance?

    I could be wrong but from my knowledge based on having a few Japanese friends, typical the Japanese don't wear scent. Not sure if they even wear deodorant or anything scented for that matter. So, a...
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