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  1. Re: Many Men's Fragrances for Swap. Please P.M. CONUS only

    New bottles added and old bottles removed
  2. Re: Dior Homme Sport, The Dreamer, Kenzo Pour Homme, Eau Sauvage Extreme or Parfum, Lanvin Sport

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  3. Many Men's Fragrances for Swap. Please P.M. CONUS only

    Open to any offers though I lean toward fresh, citrus, aromatic, and masculine florals like Geir Ness. Am interested in Dior Homme, Dior Homme Intense, Dior Homme Sport, and Fahrenheit 32 to name a...
  4. Dior Homme Sport, The Dreamer, Kenzo Pour Homme, Eau Sauvage Extreme or Parfum, Lanvin Sport

    Seeking any size/amount of the above. Please see my forum swap thread. Open to multi bottle swaps and/or with money via PayPal.

    I will say that I do prefer a swap over money though.

    Thanks!
  5. Re: How similar is Bogart Pour Homme to Burberry London?

    I agree with Drseid's comparision. London has a bit of that Bogart Vibe but it's restrained. BPH smells almost exactly like a pipe tobacco shop airspace to my nose and not really a great deal...
  6. Re: Winter swap CS,CSP,GB,Jacomo, Davidoff

    Greetings. I'm interested in swapping for the Davidoff Zino and/or Vetyver Haiti. Here's my current swap list below. Thanks for looking. Eric


    Lalique White - 2.5 oz. - 95%
    Fierce - Abercrombie...
  7. Re: Anyone try these $9.99 (total) knock offs (100 ml) ?

    I've been around someone who used to wear alot of a knockoff of Armani Code. The smell in and of itself wasn't horrible but it was very loud and cloying. Like Axe body spray that doesn't die down. It...
  8. Kenneth Cole, Carolina Herrera, Safari and Vetiver, Cool Water line, Polo line, Paul Sebastian.

    Please see my swap page. Also interested in Hugo Boss (original) and will consider most Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Tom Ford products.
  9. The Third Man, JPG Fleurs de Male, Vera Wang, Bogart

    Jean Paul Gaultier: Fleurs de Male - 2.5 oz. - 75% full
    The Third Man: Caron - 3.4 oz. - 75% full
    Vera Wang for Men: Vera Wang - 1.7 oz. - 65% full
    Bogart Pour Homme: Bogart - 3.4 oz. - 60% full
    ...
  10. Swaps - JPG, YSL, Aqua di Parma, Versace, Davidoff, Vera Wang, Guerlain, etc.

    Vera Wang for Men 1.7 oz. - 70% full
    Habit Rouge: Guerlain 3.4 oz. - 90% full
    Armani Black Code: Armani 2.5 oz. - 15% full
    Aqua di Parma: Colonia Assoluta 1.7 oz. - 45% full
    Body Kouros:Yves...
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    Entire collection up for sale

    Hello all. It's been some time since last I posted on Basenotes.net. I've fallen away from the hobby of late and I'm seeking to make space by limiting my collection. Items below are priced...
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    Re: Getting a greater sense of smell.

    I'm inclined to agree. ;)
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    Re: Mugler Cologne or Bulgari PH??

    I lean to Bulgari PH myself. Glad I'm not the only one that smells the close resemblance through the drydown.
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    For sheer number of duplications alone GIT has 'em all beat. I've come around to the reality that GIT does come to stand apart from Cool Water. But Cool Water leaned heavily on GIT IMO. Most of the...
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    Re: That Proraso smell

    Try Body Kouros. It has menthol, camphor, etc. It's mildly used and well done, but you can definitely smell those notes coming through.
  16. Re: Scents last longer on TOP of your arm?

    I've never been one to adhere to the dictum that the wrist is a prime place to put cologne. Pulse point or not, I like to wash my hands from time to time you know. And it's all to easy to wash that...
  17. Re: Recommend me a scent for a party on Friday night!

    Out of your wardrobe I'd say Guess Man. It's not going to powerhouse its way through the mob like Envy but that's probably a good thing. I think if there's gonna be dancing, which is a pretty...
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    Re: Boss Bottled a lustmaker?

    Thanks for the tip on Endymion. I've heard about it. One of the top choices in the Penhaligon line and whatnot. I received some samples from them a good while back and wasn't impressed at all....
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    Re: xXx-"The Obvious Ones"-xXx

    Eternity by a mile. Usually can smell this a mile away. Which I suppose is actually pretty unfortunate all things considered. Chrome is easy. I think I'd know Eau de Merveilles in a heartbeat....
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    Re: Boss Bottled a lustmaker?

    Just a shout out to any that feel the compulsion to address my 'getting laid' statement. Relax. Tis ok. I acquired this frag as a collector hoping to find something interesting and new. I did, but...
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    Boss Bottled a lustmaker?

    I'd read this juice an a habit of making women go weak in the knees. I didn't pick up this one based on that. Hey, I'm married. But it's lots of fun to make one's wife go feral with desire.

    When...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne....

    It's a tricky devil. Don't be fooled by the light citrus shimmer you got going on with about 4 sprays. That's plenty. This is a sneaky little gem of sillage. I assure you. You go to heavy on this...
  23. Re: New to fragrance, looking for opinions

    On your list for spring/summer I think that The Dreamer, and certainly Tea for Two, would be really out of place in the summer. I tried wearing the dreamer back in warmer weather and only by the...
  24. Re: Patricia de Nicolai New York & Chanel PM

    Even I, the hopeless comparison maker, feel these two are rather different. I'd opt for the New York easily, though it's a tad feminine smelling if that's a turn off to you.
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    Re: Polo blue !!!!!!!!

    I think Polo Blue is a very nice frag myself. I prefer Bellagio though, which as a very similar vibe. Unlike a lot of fresh/aquatics a little of this goes a pretty long way with respectable longevity...
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    Re: Vera Wang for Men Longevity?

    I use and enjoy Vera Wang. And plan to even more now that cold weather is arriving. I find the longevity to be at least as good as any on average. It's better than most fresh/aquatics but certainly...
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    Re: An experiment for everyone

    I never was a gambling man....Can't do it compadre.
  28. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    Oh sure. I've made my share of poor judgement on the power of certain colognes. Desire, Bulgari Aqua (yes, sillage is pretty powerful to those around you at 6 or 7 shots), M7, Envy, even Cool Water....
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    Re: At work right now wearing M7

    God have mercy....... :P
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    Re: Black XS is POWERFUL

    I was waiting to see you toss your two cents in on this Jes. ;) I remember you saying you used 7 sprays or so. I also find this juice to be deceptively powerful. It's one that doesn't seem...
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    Re: Antaeus vs. Eucris

    I'm not yet sure which I would slightly prefer. But they are so very close in nearly every respect that I couldn't help but opt for the Antaeus. For the difference in price (bought discount, of...
  32. Re: Can't find the beauty in "Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme"

    Habit Rouge. I must admit this stuff continues to grow on me with each use. At first it was pleasant, but I felt more cozy spraying it on my arm before bed or even the pillow. But I'm starting to...
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    Re: a dumb question about ouds

    Just skip the Ouds and go to M7. :P I haven't had the pleasure of trying any Montale other than Fougere Marine, I admit. But there's definitely no rose going on in M7, whatever the other differences.
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    Antaeus vs. Eucris

    Just received a sample of Antaues today. I was quick to dab a few drops on and was immediately pleased. It smelled almost exactly like Eucris by Geo Trumper! Eucris being a scent I fell in love with...
  35. Re: Fragrances that Killers from movies might wear....

    Lots of great and imaginative suggestions! I'm with Thrax on M7 for the werewolf. Only thing, and lame at that, I have to add is perhaps Old Spice for the Stepfather.
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    Re: Underrated fragrances on Basenotes

    Emporio Armani Night
    Givenchy Blue Label
    Swiss Army
    Vera Wang (deserves more respect anyhow)
    Mambo
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    Re: The voodoo of M7 worked for me

    I'd agree on the dark and brooding nature imagery. Yet the stuff is actually pretty calming, soothing even, to me. A darkroom, maybe. Rich but not sweet. Potent but not overwhelming when used...
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    Re: The voodoo of M7 worked for me

    I don't know how you guys do it, lol. More power to you if it works for you. I think I'd either kill or be killed by people with that much on though. Even after waiting over an hour into the drydown...
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    Re: What smells purple and mysterious?

    Ultraviolet Man by Paco Rabanne maybe? I tried a sample once and it made me think purple a little. But that could just easily be the name/color bottle playing tricks with my assocation. Either way...
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    The voodoo of M7 worked for me

    The last compliment that didn't come from my wife or family was years ago. Mambo was that cologne. I've worn M7 the last 2 days. During this time I've been assigned to a lady co-worker for training....
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    Re: What does a Vetiver smell like?

    I had the 'pleasure' of having a sample of essential oil of vetiver thinned a bit with jojoba oil so I could put it on my skin safely. Assuming that the jojoba was odorless, I wasn't impressed. I...
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    Re: Super Expensive fragrance lines ?

    ZZ's right. There definitely is a Saks in B'ham. I have never been, nor plan to. But I understand it's closing doors pretty soon? Is that right ZZ?
  43. Re: Buy Cologne for you or others tastes?

    Well, my wife is pretty picky about what she likes on me. Most she'll tolerate and only a few that she detests. But when I'm looking to appeal to her lusty side I'll happily reach for one that foots...
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    Re: Suggest me a fresh fragrance

    I've found Body Kouros to be rather fresh without being so in that fragrance marketed 'fresh' sense. If that makes sense. It smells clean and vibrant, just not brazenly devoid of character. Frankly,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4 October

    Nightflight by Joop! for me.
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    Re: Quick Top Five!

    No particular order

    Emporio Armani Night
    Body Kouros
    GIT
    Habit Rouge
    Tabarome Millisime
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    Re: Your vote for the KING of colognes

    I've been wanting to try that one. It will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
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    Re: Fleeting notes...HOW?

    If I had to take a blind assumption, I'd say a lot of it has to do with the nature of whatever fixative oils are used in the composition.
  49. Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    Eau de Merveilles without hesitation! Love the stuff and very unisex. Light Blue is Black XS with just a touch of floral to it. Namely bluebell I believe.

    There's plenty of niche that are already...
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    Re: Whats the best Liz Claiborne frag?

    Mambo by a mile. I've read that some like Spark and consider that one the best. I haven't tried Spark as yet, and I wonder how many that said that have actually tried Mambo.

    Mambo for sure.
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    Re: Mostly floral perfume for men?

    What about XS by Paco Rabanne? Perhaps not the most floral. But pretty floral compared to most.
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    Re: scents with civit

    Believe you misunderstood me ZZ. I'd agree there certainly is a distinction between V and Gendarme. I definitely smell the vetiver in V, just nothing that I would call animalic. My statement...
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    Re: scents with civit

    I don't know if anyone should automatically ditch a scent without trying just because it has civet in the composition. Gendarme V lists civet as a heart note, after all. And that is just as pleasant...
  54. Re: What do you like best about this hobby?

    I had the sample bug and am always open to trying a new scent that way. But there's nothing like having the real deal sitting about your dresser in all it's glory.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday September 23

    Gendarme V
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    Re: Bond No. 9 - New Harleem

    I actually had a bottle of this about a year ago. Bought it blind on Basenotes reviews. Must admit I didn't like it very much at all initially. An antithesis to Hanae Mori H.M. This puppy was DRY....
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    Re: Bond No. 9 - New Harleem

    A*Men. Much like the feminine version it was based on I appreciate it. I marvel at it's unique character and cherish it for that alone. On me though, I never felt comfortable in it. And I didn't like...
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    Re: Basenotes Reviews are getting better.

    I don't feel out of bounds to interject for Thrax on that one. I do believe he's saying it's THE shit in the positive sense. :)

    Mambo does get boring if you wear it daily as I did until it was...
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    Bond No. 9 - New Harleem

    I think I spelled that right. I keep forgetting.

    Anyhow, I think I've found the gourmand for me. At least until I can score a sample of Cafe Noir, this is the best thing running that I've tried...
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    Re: Basenotes Reviews are getting better.

    LOL! Agreed on that. If it smells of bathroom cleaner than it's one helluva bathroom cleaner. I really like Mambo. It's the best of the Claiborne line. Many would probably say that doesn't say much....
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16 September

    Bulgari Black
  62. Re: Picking a Cologne for the Homecoming Dance

    Yep. A list of what you have to work with would be most handy. However, just going on those two is a tough call for me. I own one (Code) and owned the other. Code is a really nice understated...
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    Poll: Re: Gentlemen: Pick your oranges !

    Where's Citrus Bigarade by Creed? Or did it just disappear as quickly as the scent? :P

    I'd like to have seen Banana Republic Classic on there. Was a surprise hit for me after recently receiving...
  64. Re: Post 500 Finally!! And Finally, a COMPLIMENT!!

    You say her last stop for the day (well, day 1 anyway) was to drop the info that she was stopping for a drink after work. Ummmm...Think about the indirect leading on that very well may have been.
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    Re: Who's done winter scents in summer

    I've worn Dzing! several times during the 90+ farenheit heat wave that's only recently broken. I wasn't modest with it either and it smelled great, I thought. No complaints or dirty looks from anyone...
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    Mediterraneum VS John Varvatos

    Seeing as how Mediterraneum by Versace was discontinued in 1993 and obviously wasn't a hit, many of you probably haven't inhaled this creation. Having sniffed both this and John Varvatos I'm amazed...
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    Re: It deserves to dissapear!

    Misery does love company ;)

    I'd love to know who actually owns a bottle of this. Not a sample or even a decant. But an entire bottle. That way we know where to send the police for public indecency.
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    Re: Chergui vs Creed Acier Aluminium

    Can't comment on Chergui. But there is something jarring about the opening of Acier Aluminum that makes me somewhat uncomfortable. The drydown was pleasant enough but it is my least favorite Creed...
  69. Re: Compare&Contrast: Envy, Floris Santal, Jaipur

    I have a feeling many would disagree. And I do not think Envy and Santal are brothers. More like kissing cousins. Initially they are pretty different but the drydown is noticeably similar to me with...
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    Re: The 10 Levels Of Junky-ism

    If you started with Creed you'd be spoiling him. Then again, you'd be setting the right benchmark as well. ;)
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    Re: The 10 Levels Of Junky-ism

    "Level 8: You walk around and smell your bottles compulsively even after JUST applying your scent of the day. Also, this may also lead to feelings of regret of what scent you put on."

    Rather...
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    Re: mure et musc, problem?

    I've noticed little bits of 'stuff' floating around in quite a few fragrances. I've often wondered if this wasn't some sort of debris from any natural materials used in producing the fragrance. The...
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    Re: Poisoned by Poison (by Dior)

    I know that guilty pleasure well by another scent. I'm fond of wearing some Mure et Musc (and Extreme also) to bed. L'Artisian tries to make it easy with the non-gender labeling. But come on now! Who...
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    Re: Lemons for the Gentleman...

    You say lemons, but how do you like those limes? Both Floris and Geo F. Trumper make fine smelling "extract of lime" scents. Longevity is terrible. But hey, that's straight up citrus for you.
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    Re: It deserves to dissapear!

    Heh. Should be called

    FLEUR DE MOUFFETTE
  76. Re: Can't find the beauty in "Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme"

    I'm no fan of it but it's perfectly wearable and pleasant with a few terms of use. One being to wear it lightly (5 spritzes? Yowzer!) and preferably in rather cool, if not cold, weather.

    I know a...
  77. Re: What is the most *unusual* and *unique* fragrance you have ever tried?

    Agreed. That was the first thing to pop in my mind also. Seems there are a few others but that'll do.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 10 September

    A heavy dousing in:

    Mugler Cologne
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    Re: It deserves to dissapear!

    Fleur de Peau by Keiko Mechieri

    The most malevolent, atrocious, and debilitating to the nasal cavity creation I have ever experienced! And irony of ironies, the stuff has remarkable...
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    Re: Your thoughts on Gucci Envy

    I was initially enamored with Envy after I bought it blindly. But after a short while I started to become sick of it. For an Envy-like scent I think Musc Ravageur (same perfumer) is a smoother blend....
  81. Re: It doesn't get any better than this.. whats your Cheapest find ever?

    A very lightly used bottle of Habit Rouge on Ebay for 9.50.
  82. Re: "They laughed when I asked where to get Malle on the cheap!"

    I've heard a lot about people getting turned down by way of the dreaded silence or just getting one thing, if not simply spritzed paper strips! I did the questionairre. After the suggestions I...
  83. Re: On average, how many times do you apply fragrance(s) throughout your day?

    Generally two rounds of applications in the day is tops. Sometimes 3 such as lately having so many samples to test drive.

    My usual thing is a round of something to start the day. Then something in...
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    Re: What scent makes you feel sexy?

    Eucris (a scent of confidence as well)
    Green Irish Tweed
    Vera Wang
    Dzing!
    Bulgari Black
    Habit Rouge (well into the drydown when the spiciness kicks in full gear)
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    Re: Scent of the Day Saturday September 9

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Looking for a metallic scent

    For some not mentioned I'd say Echo by Davidoff and T'erre D'Hermes. T'erre definitely has a metallic accord running through it with all the rest. Oh, Silver Iris Mist by Serge Lutens is very...
  87. Re: Looking for something with more tobacco.

    I have Tabarome Millisime and it has some smooth tobacco warmed by ginger.
    D&G Pour Homme is a staple tobacco type scent. I remember Dunhill Homme smelling rather like D&G PH.
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    Re: Top 5 for Autumn

    Likes the choices so far in large part...

    M7
    Eucris
    Tabarome Millisime
    Ormonde Man
    Habit Rouge

    Notable mention: Santal
  89. Re: What aquatic/marine scents have the best sillage/longevity?

    Aqua Bulgari. Initial sillage is maybe a little too potent but soon settles down to a warm and fresh aquatic that's not a head turner but could be an attention getter. Around the midlife you can...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 6

    Vera Wang in the morning and Creed Original Vetiver in the late afternoon. :)
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    Re: Vetiver or 'Original' Vetiver?

    So what else is going on within Vetiver '48 other than the obvious? Apparently not the bright citrus of Original. So what's riding along with that vetiver?

    Oh, and I'm a little confused about the...
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    Vetiver or 'Original' Vetiver?

    Tried a sample of Creeds 'Original' Vetiver earlier today. Really like it and agree with the comparisons to Mugler Cologne. At least initially. I do love (and prefer) the way the vetiver gently...
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    Re: Burberry now supplying samples

    No way! Those jerks! I've had a very successful campaign find samples and blew me off. Maybe they were suffering Basenoter Fatique. Then again, they did send the new launch and stated that as much...
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    Re: Similar to Clinique Happy

    Friends by Moschino. Very bright and 'happy' linear citrus frag. Completely sinks Clinque Happy's battleship.
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    Banana Republic Classic?

    Somone is offering me this as a swap. Does anyone here have experiene with it? What sort of fragrance is it? Is it heavy or light? Casual or sensual? Long lasting or short? Any info would be most...
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    Burberry now supplying samples

    On my sample treasure hunt that occurred over the last couple months I contacted Burberry among them. They finally got around to giving me the finger stating that they simply "do not provide...
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    Re: SOTD Monday September 4

    Needed a crisp breeze on this muggy and hot Labor Day.

    Silver Mountain Water by Creed
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    Re: Aqua Di Gio - Beyond Androgyny

    Thanks for the history lesson. Very interesting! I also wonder about factors that probably aren't in the statistics such as proportion of women that buy the fragrance for their guys as opposed to...
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    Re: Aqua Di Gio - Beyond Androgyny

    I think you might have took my meaning wrong on the last statement I made. I CAN see how it became popular since it is a very nice scent and was one of the forefather's of the 'fresh' movement. What...
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    Aqua Di Gio - Beyond Androgyny

    First thing I'd like to say is that I realize I'm likely not dropping any bomb other than the one that was dropped on me yesterday.

    Aqua Di Gio was one that somehow never was introduced to during...
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