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  1. Re: Aftershave Splashes Vs. Aftershave Balms vs Aftershave Emulsion

    I prefer the "splash" if only because the alcohol has disinfectant properties. The only problem is that nowadays few fragrances come in afterashave spash form.

    My second choice is unscented...
  2. Re: Wedding day scent for the groom ... please suggest from my wardrobe!

    I would normally go with something romantic-yet-formal, like Allure Homme.

    L'eau d'Issey would be my choice if it's going to be really warm.
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    Re: Versace Eros - Extremely Disappointed

    I would not say that it has poor sillage. If anything it's way too potent for office wear.

    And that's the problem with Eros. It's yet another fragrance that's not bad, but I can't imagine an...
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    Re: Versace Eros - Extremely Disappointed

    I just sampled it today.

    It doesn't break any new ground but it's not bad either.

    Very similar to the discontinued Aramis Life: mint and bergamot drying down to a sandalwood base. Except the...
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    Re: The smell of Ivory Soap

    There's a Clean "Simply Soap" by Dlish.

    It's marketed for women, but if you want the Ivory Soap scent, this is it.
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche (for men)

    Paco Rabanne PH, Azzaro PH and Aramis Tuscany spring to mind.

    I don't hate Rive Gauche, but there's something sulphurous in its dry down that leaves me not wanting to wear it anywhere.
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche (for men)

    Not really a huge fan of this one.

    Don't hate it, but I don't even want to pay the $25 Walmart price for it. There are much better shave-and-a-haircut scents out there for not much more money.
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    Re: What to wear at a bar/club (to meet women)?

    That's just it.

    While there's no shortage of fragrances like Kouros or Drakkar Noir that will just about guaranteed that you won't get laid, there really is no aphrodesiac out there that's going...
  9. Re: Sharing a secret: the best under-the-radar fragrance prize goes to...

    I bought both the ASL and the EDT about a year ago.

    It sort of belongs in the "Italian Woods" category but it also has a discernable musk note on the bottom, giving it something of an Old School...
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    Re: Lauder scents that might work on guys

    Azuree is very similar to Aramis; Knowing is similar to Lauder for Men.

    White Linen is definitely wearable by men. If anything it's less feminine than the somewhat-similar Aramis 900.

    I have a...
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    Poll: Re: Leau D'Issey by Issey Miyake

    It's one of the few aquatics I've encountered that has any personality to it. I even love the wordplay on l'odyssey, because the salt water and floral notes really do leave me feeling like I'm on...
  12. Re: Does Sung Homme have a strong resemblance to Polo or One Man Show?

    It's not very close to Polo either.

    I'm surprised it was classified as a chypre. I would have thought is was an aromatic fougere, similar to Paco Rabanne PH.
  13. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by ubergeek
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    Re: Is FragranceNet Legit?

    They're legit in terms of not shipping fakes.

    Just be very sure not to click on anything after you complete your purchase. Just print the page if you want, then close your browser window...
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    Re: The best fragrance to use in the office?

    I would avoid Rive Gauche for the office because it's pretty potent stuff, and it's not for everyone. From that family of fougeres I find Paco Rabanne PH and Aramis Tuscany to be much more suitable...
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    Re: The best fragrance to use in the office?

    The only rule I would have is to avoid anything that's too overpowering, too floral or too "controversial" for lack of a better term.

    The key is to take it easy and respect the fact that your...
  16. Re: It's going to be 97 degree fahrenheit today, what fragrance would you wear?

    Kouros.

    Don't be shy. 10-15 sprays minimum.
  17. Thread: Sweet Mint?

    by ubergeek
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    Re: Sweet Mint?

    Aramis Life springs to mind, although its sandalwood and cedar basenotes don't exactly punch you in the nose if that's what you were looking for.
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    Re: After years of being on this forum...

    Do you use the original Irish Spring deodorant or the reformulated version?
  19. Re: Basenotes favorites that you hate... Hated that you love?

    Dislike:
    Cool Water
    Rive Gauche

    Like:
    Lauder Intuition
    Lacoste Challenge
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    Re: Azzaro PH, the HOUDINI of fragrances ?

    It seems to me that pretty well every men's fragrance on the market has a thread on this forum dedicated to its lack of longevity.

    The only surprise here is that no one is claiming that they have...
  21. Re: Signature Scent TUSCANY Vs HAVANA Vs DEVIN Vs NEW WEST (All Aramis, Women Welcomed)

    I like Aramis Life a lot too, although I fear it may have been discontinued.
  22. Re: Signature Scent TUSCANY Vs HAVANA Vs DEVIN Vs NEW WEST (All Aramis, Women Welcomed)

    It's kind of hard to choose because they're all very different. If I was pressed I would probably take Devin, just because of the Fun Factor.
  23. Re: Signature Scent TUSCANY Vs HAVANA Vs DEVIN Vs NEW WEST (All Aramis, Women Welcomed)

    New West is about the only major Aramis fragrance that I don't have in my collection.

    Of the ones in your list Tuscany is the one I wear most often if only because it is the most wearable as an...
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    Re: Which one would be the best blind buy?

    I would strongly recommend against buying anything YSL blind. Even Rive Gauche.
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    Re: New girlfriend: cologne rankings

    I would never think of showing any woman my "collection", such as it is.

    Just wear something different on every date and keep her guessing.

    :huh:
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    Re: Zirh Ikon smells like...

    I posted this a while ago in another thread: I had more or less the same experience with Ikon. It took me a little while to realize that it reminded me of Aramis Devin on the drydown. Except that I...
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    Re: 2 Word Reviews

    Clinique Happy For Men - Orange Kool-Aid
    Clean Men - Paint thinner
    Polo - Orthodox Christmas
    Aqua di Gio - Walking cliché
    Marc Jacobs Bang! - Liquid smoke
    Drakkar Noir - Biker gang
  28. Re: L'eau D'Issey Miyake and my skin?? What happens?!

    That would be my theory too.

    Love it or hate it, l'Eau d'Issey has pretty good lasting power.
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    Re: What's the Cologne you Hate the most?

    Drakkar Noir - biker fragrance
    ADG - boring, ubiquitous, shamelessly overpriced
    Cool Water - smells like the locker room at a public swimming pool
    Lauder Pleasures for Men - I'm a huge Lauder fan...
  30. Re: Fragrances you unfortunately can't get rid of...

    I have a bottle of Clean Men I inherited a decade ago.
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    Re: Bought Zirh Ikon - Blown Away!

    The top notes are rather different, but the basenotes are close. I didn't make the connection at first but on the drydown it was like, "this smells like something from the 70's that I already own but...
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    Re: summer scent like Rive Gauche PH

    You can try Lanvin L'Homme or the similar Alfred Sung Hei.

    They're both minty summer fragrances that are somewhat Old School and not overtly aquatic or fresh.
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    Re: Bought Zirh Ikon - Blown Away!

    I recently sampled Ikon in a drug store and found it to be somewhat reminiscent of Aramis Devin. Which is not a bad thing by any means, but Devin is a finer fragrance and it's not prohibitively...
  34. Re: Okay....gun to your head- do you wear NAVY for Men or Secretions Magnifique?

    Shoot me now.

    Never mind. I'll pull the trigger myself.
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    Re: Rive Gauche is perfect.

    No.

    Rive Gauche is one of those love-it-or-hate-it fragrances with not much in between. Bargain hunter that I am, I really wanted to like it but when I sampled it I found it rather cloying.
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    Re: Any good cheap colognes for under $30?

    Last week I found a 100ml bottle of Canali Style for $11. Nice inexpensive alternative to all the Italian Woods like Gucci Homme and D&G The One. Great value for the dollar, even if it is a bit...
  37. Thread: About Aramis

    by ubergeek
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    Re: About Aramis

    I like Aramis a lot, although I'm not sure how wearable it really is. It's way too potent for office use and a little too dated for an evening on the town. It's not really my first choice as a formal...
  38. Re: Does everyone want monster sillage and longevity?

    It's the fragrance equivalent of saying "mine's bigger".

    Don't you know? A fragrance is fundamentally flawed if someone wearing a gas mask can't smell you on the other side of the airport terminal...
  39. Re: I now understand why Polo and Halston Z-14 are so popular

    Aramis Devin is still widely available and belongs in the same family of 70's chypres as Polo and Z-14. I actually like it more than the other two, because it's somewhat kinder and gentler but still...
  40. Re: To those with collections of 50+ frags.. this question applies to you.

    :embarassed:

    All of my bottles are at least 90% full.
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    Re: Cheap 'Warm' Cologne for Winter?

    Pierre Cardin PH
    Perry Ellis (original)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd October 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6491.jpg
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    Poll: Re: lanvin or hugo

    Lanvin l'Homme is basically a more-expensive Aqua Velva, which is not a bad thing in my book.

    Alfred Sung Hei is very similar, for a lot less $$.
  44. Re: Avon Jet/Coty Stetson black/Bogart One man show

    Avon Jet Homme is a figgy summer fragrance, and the incense notes are not particuarly strong. I think it's a great fragrance for the money, but if you're looking for something that someone can smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 30, 2011

    http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/public/-XxlJrPKmceeBPajIbh5VgaSPsULon_Du8h-KZdt78Ytf5_WiNj95J0zAieSS00qdI-Sgb5C8hzZNq6_JhOwnfgzjLGsINFGxnDEte7LQmZml-tlkmO7ShyHFnbGtNNj_liBKbkcARBNl0Z5L1xFW7pR4vhP8sua...
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    Re: What is your very first Cologne...?

    Musk by Coty

    Then I switched to Matchabelli, Eau Sauvage and Colors by Benetton.
  47. Re: List the fragrances that you think smells magical, mystical and mysterious

    To me, "mysterious" means "dark, smoky, complex, elusive".

    My list would be:

    Lauder for Men
    Givenchy Xeryus
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Aramis JHL
  48. Re: Date in a few hours, having second thoughts on fragrance choice

    Then maybe you shouldn't try so hard? Seriously. Women see through that stuff in about 2 seconds.

    Just put on some Chanel Allure Homme or something and stop worrying about it.
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    Re: Quorum By Antonio Puig

    Quorum is a loud and uncomplicated leather and tobacco fragrance. It's great if you want to smell like a chain smoker in a buckskin jacket.
  50. Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    Nice review, but she sounds like a Berlitz failure at French.
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    Re: is azzaro visit a good woody scent?

    (post withdrawn)
  52. Re: Worse,Cheapest,Strongest, Nastiest Scent out there?

    "Cheap" in the pejorative sense of the word, as opposed to "inexpensive".

    :evil:
  53. Re: Worse,Cheapest,Strongest, Nastiest Scent out there?

    Drakkar Noir
  54. Re: Best vanilla: Jaipur Homme, Givenchy Pi, or Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia?

    Pi...
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    Re: Questions about Rive Gauche PH

    Here in Canada you can get a 100ml bottle of Rive Gauche PH for $25 at Walmart. Bargain-hunter that I am, I still passed on it. Why? Simply put: I don't like it. Yeah, it bears a passing resemblance...
  56. Re: An annoying thing I've noticed about this forum...

    I don't agree with that. I don't believe for a second that houses spend millions designing and marketing a fragrance only to change it a few years later for no compelling reason. I don't doubt that...
  57. Re: An annoying thing I've noticed about this forum...

    Well, it's gotten to the point where you can't have a thread in this forum about any classic fragrance without someone suggesting that it's been "reformulated" and that the "new" formulation isn't...
  58. Re: Before I started collecting scents I used to think that clothing designers who had their

    Yes.

    The fragrance division of major designer labels is often spun off or licensed to a cosmetics manufacturer. Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Sean John and DKNY are all Estee Lauder, for...
  59. Re: An annoying thing I've noticed about this forum...

    As I stated in another thread, I take any reformulation claim I see on this forum with a huge grain of salt, if only because even if the poster isn't a troll or someone just trying to stir up e-bay...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    I took the plunge and bought a 100ml bottle of Opium PH for $30 at Wally World. One of the great fragrance values out there today. Which is just as well, because I don't know that I like it quite...
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    Re: Warm winter frags

    Givenchy Pi
    Aramis JHL
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    Re: Question about reformulations....

    Also bear in mind that the Age of the Internet is upon us. Meaning: for every actual fragrance reformulation there are probably 100 others claimed on bulletin boards by (1) people who have an older...
  63. Re: My Rive Gauche fell in the toilet of PISS !!!

    Look up "irony" in the dictionary...
  64. Re: Awkward bottle shapes to spray? My prob with DHI

    Lauder Intuition, especially the 100ml bottle, is really difficult to hold and spray accurately with one hand.
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    Re: Mustang by Estee Lauder

    I have a bottle of each here and they are quite similar. The Allure Homme EDT is more concentrated, which somewhat justifies the price tag, but it's also less wearable as an office fragrance. The...
  66. Re: Share: What fragrances have you worn a lot this Summer(2011)???

    Aramis Life, Alfred Sung Hei, L'eau D'Issey, Lacoste Challenge.
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    Re: SOTD August, Thursday the 25th

    http://scentdirect.com/imagescent/754.jpg


    Metropolis
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 24, 2011

    L'Essence de Cerruti.
  69. Re: So I finally got Lauder for Men.....can't figure it out yet........casual or more formal?

    Lauder for men is decidedly formal. Even though it's rather restrained for an 80's Powerhouse, it's still way too rich for everyday office use. I would also say it's more of a winter fragrance,...
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    Re: Favourite fragrance for the rain?

    http://www.perfumela.com/images/full/Paco-Rabanne-by-Paco-Rabanne.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 22, 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.12509.jpg
  72. Re: If you have the choice to make just ONE discontinued scent back to production!

    Lauder Metropolis
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    Re: SOTD: Thurday, August 18, 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6399.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday,August 13, 2011.

    http://resources.shopstyle.com/sim/8f/88/8f887e9bc4023252362fdb3b103f35d0/aramis-nordstrom-fragrances-jhl-custom-blended-cologne--gentlemens-collection.jpg

    Aramis JHL.
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    Re: Azzaro vs. Rive Gauche

    No.

    Azzaro PH is a warm petitgrain and amber fragrance. It's wearable in the summer but I would not call it "fresh" by any stretch of the imagination.

    If you want a "greener" fragrance in the...
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    Re: Boss Number one

    Boss Number One really does smell like #1.
  77. Re: Just put on newly bought L'eau D'issey Pour Homme...SDFOEWKF(WER @##$

    Not sure where all the hate comes from.

    Unlike 99.99% of aquatics on the market, someone actually put some thought and creativity into the design and composition of L'Eau d'Issey. And it's pretty...
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    Re: New L'Essence di Cerrutti

    I just got the EDT and ASL.

    Definitely belongs in the Italian "wood" family along with Gucci PH, D&G The One and others. Kind of Old School, though, like it wouldn't have been out of place in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5407.jpg
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    Re: Anybody still buy Aftershave Lotion?

    Actually, that's the opposite of the truth. Alcohol cools your skin as it evaporates and that will reduce the swelling caused by your razor. And it has benefits as an antiseptic.
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    Re: Anybody still buy Aftershave Lotion?

    I use an electric razor five days a week, so I only need an ASL the two days a week that I blade. I find it a bit frustrating that most of my favourite EDTs do not have a matching ASL available. The...
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    Re: Matchabelli (1982)

    I remember wearing Matchabelli in the 80's. It was a fairly typical 80's chypre.

    The closest thing I've ever found to Matchabelli is Mr. Blass. You can get a 100ml bottle online for under $20.
    ...
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    Re: Haters of GREY FLANNEL: Why do you hate it?

    I don't hate it.

    I just find it unwearable in this day and age.
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    Re: Cheapie blind buy

    Yeah.

    You can go to just about any large department store and sample all of these.

    My advice to the original poster would be to sample them and decide what he likes.
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    Re: Do not use strawberry net=credit card fraud

    I've had that happen with Fragrancenet. I think they got blackballed because they redirect the customer to a third-party "service" that offers to give him huge discounts (or free shipping) on future...
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    Re: Similar to Azzaro Pour Homme

    Tuscany is softer and more floral, and lacks the anise top notes. All of which make it kinder, gentler and more suitable for office use than Azzaro.
  87. Re: Just put on newly bought L'eau D'issey Pour Homme...SDFOEWKF(WER @##$

    I don't find L'Eau D'Issey all that lemony.

    I get salt water and verbena topnotes drying down to waterlilies, sandalwood and musk. The floral notes are quite pronounced.

    L'Eau D'Issey is not a...
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    Re: Which cheap summer scent best?

    No, I was talking about the black and yellow one. I haven't even seen the white and yellow one anywhere. Didn't even know it existed.
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    Re: Which cheap summer scent best?

    I found a Lacoste Challenge gift set (including 100ml edt) on the clearance shelf for $20 and I really like it as a lightweight summer scent. No way I'd pay anything close to full price for it,...
  90. Re: What fragrances would you wear to deliberately wipe someone out?

    Too much of any frangrance will put people off. As much as I love Givenchy Pi it's one of those things where less is usually more.

    That said, if I really wanted to make the person next to me vomit...
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    Re: Layering question

    I "layer" ASL with EDT simply because the majority of men's fragrances on the market don't have an ASL version. Most of the inexpensive ASLs wear away after an hour or so anyway.
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    Re: A Question for Lovers Chanel Allure...

    Lauder Mustang is very similar.
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    Re: Favourite House/line?

    For me it's a toss-up between Lauder/Aramis and Givenchy.
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    Re: Aramis Tuscany vs. Havana

    Tuscany is a petitgrain-heavy fougere. Very similar to Azzaro PH, minus the anise and with some floral notes added.

    Havana is a spicy tobacco fougere. If you find Tuscany too heavy for warm...
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    Re: heavy vanilla?

    You already have Givenchy Pi in your Top 10, and it just isn't strong enough and doesn't have quite enough vanilla in it?
  96. Re: The worst smelling fragrance you have ever tried

    Quorum
  97. Re: Classiest and refined 'Barbershop' fragrances?

    I would also venture to add Aramis Tuscany and Ralph Lauren Safari to this list.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT July 2011

    I bought a Lacoste Challenge gift set, complete with 90ml EDT and 150ml body wash, for $20 at my drug store.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday July 8th, 2011

    Givenchy Xeryus
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    Re: Beyond Paradise Men by Estee Lauder

    I'm a huge Lauder fan, but Beyond Paradise for Men and Pleasures for Men simply do not float my boat.
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