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  1. Habit Rouge

    HABIT ROUGE

    I find that the people who don't like Habit Rouge REALLY do not like it... but it was, is, and will remain one of my own personal favorites.

    I also like SHALIMAR, but around these...
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    Re: I'm GLAD the old bag hated my cologne!!!

    Well, OF COURSE she cut in front of you! She didn't have any time to lose. You said that she was old. You make the most of time when you have one foot in the grave!

    Either that, or she thought...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 18 Dec 07

    PARIS HILTON for Men
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    Re: Best Drugstore Fragrance?

    I would second that! I like ANTONIO a lot . . . just sent some to a friend/fellow Basenoter in Spain, too.
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    Re: SotD - Friday 30 Nov 07

    L'Artisan Parfumeur - VOLEUR DE ROSES
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    Re: Lanvin's Arpège Pour Homme

    Renato:

    Here's a link to a site where you can get diacritical marks:

    http://www.power-glide.com/newsletter/e-correo/archive/volume02_issue17/howtotype.html
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    Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I hate to burst everyone's M7 love balloon, but for me the winner is RIVE GAUCHE POUR HOMME.

    There is something in M7 that I've never cared for, perhaps it's the "agarwood." Also, M7 (like too...
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    Re: Burberry Touch vs Lanvin Arpege

    This has definitely NOT been my experience!

    Lanvin's ARPÈGE POUR HOMME disappears within a couple of hours of application!
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    Re: Lanvin's Arpege Pour Homme

    Don't get me wrong, I like this one. It's different and classy -- definitely not the AQUA VELVA that my parents gave me when I was a teenager! Still, I have a few beefs:

    (1) LONGEVITY is NOT...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 21 Nov 07

    SALVADOR DALÍ FOR MEN

    A nice, dark, smoky fragrance that is good for the colder weather that arrived late yesterday!
  11. Re: What is it with younger people and compliments!!!!

    Yes, but YOU live in CANADA, where there are a lot more homosexual people and they have things like same-sex marriage! People are much more casual about these types of things in Canada than they are...
  12. Re: What is it with younger people and compliments!!!!

    It is my intent to be honest and sincere, and not to offend.

    I simply do not believe that young people today are as polite, thoughtful or well-bred as were previous generations. I am not THAT...
  13. Thread: Any ideas?

    by Pepe Le Pew
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    Re: Any ideas?

    Hm

    If you like him, give him Yves Saint Laurent, OPIUM POUR HOMME.

    If you do NOT like him, give him either Christian Dior, FAHRENHEIT or Caron, POUR UN HOMME!
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    L'Artisan Parfumeur, DRÔLE DE ROSE

    Does anyone know why there is no Basenotes entry for L'Artisan Parfumeur, DRÔLE DE ROSE?

    Given the popularity and reputation of the house, I would expect all of its fragrances to be represented!
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    Re: Ysl Rive Gauche or M7

    Hm . . . well, now I know what I definitely should wear whenever we meet each other in person! ;-)
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    Re: Ysl Rive Gauche or M7

    WOW! Thanks, Luis! (I would say "gracias," but I don't want another furor to erupt!)

    I will try that RIVE GAUCHE POUR HOMME in the next day or so, and will get back to you with what I think!
    ...
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    Re: Ysl Rive Gauche or M7

    I haven't really tried Rive Gauche Pour Homme yet, although I have a bottle just waiting. Perhaps it's time to try it!

    I purchased M7 mainly because of the ad . . . and NO, I didn't really think...
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    Re: Apologies for basenoters...

    I noticed that a couple of other Basenoters have quotations in languages other than English in their signatures (in French, mostly). Should THEY be required to apologize also?

    There is rampant...
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    Re: Need Help (L'Artisan Parfumeur)

    I'd also like to try some of the COMME DES GARÇONS stuff, most notably INCENSE AVIGNON. But someone just told me that the CDG "Incense" series isn't very good, and that I'd be better off trying the...
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    Re: Which one guys!?

    Well, I've tried only CK ONE . . . haven't tried BE.

    I like ONE. You should be okay with that.

    (In spite of its Rosie O'Donnell associations!)

    Can't say whether you'd be BETTER with BE.
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    Need Help (L'Artisan Parfumeur)

    Hi.

    I need some help deciding which fragrance to try.

    There are two (2) by L'Artisan Parfumeur that I'd like to own:

    PASSAGE D'ENFER and VOLEUR DE ROSES

    L'Artisan fragrances are very...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    Actually, Irish, when talking about "psychology" I thought that it would be fascinating (and necessary) to mention brain physiology.

    *SIGH* I tried to add what I thought would be an interesting...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    I know about some of this stuff only because I am taking Human Physiology this semester. I have to. It's a requirement to get into Nursing School! I did find it most interesting.

    "and the...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    It seems that we are both right, as the following statements were made:

    "It is hard to recall a scent, therefore the memories tied to that scent remain buried."

    AND:

    "You experience the...
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    Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    I would say CHANEL NO. 5 but for the fact that the aldehydes absolutely overpower the rose (and everything else) in that one!

    I personally don't care too much for rose in perfume. Too often it's...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    Actually, TwoRoads, Irish was talking about remembering a certain scent out of nothing. I would actually tend to AGREE with what he wrote: I can't clearly "remember" what many colognes smell like...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    I like ARAMIS. I know that lots of people call it an "old man's scent," but I wear it anyway. Of course, I also wear Guerlain's SHALIMAR from time to time! :-)

    I guess that I wouldn't want to...
  28. Re: The Quintessential French Fragrance (pour homme)

    AMEN TO THAT! :-) Do you have a reference? These are the same people who call horse meat and frog's legs "delicacies."

    I would suggest that the Chanel stuff is pretty high-class. Although I...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    I know. WHY remains a mystery to me, however. If I were interviewing someone for a job or something, and he were wearing Christian Dior FAHRENHEIT, though, that would be a strike against him as far...
  30. Drakkar Noir!

    DRAKKAR NOIR

    Guy Laroche

    Paris!
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    I don't know what the people around you think. If they LIKE what you're wearing, I would venture to guess that they would be more likely to say something than they they would if they DISLIKED what...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    Well, Chris, just look around at what some people write about certain fragrances, about how it reminds them of an ex-boyfriend or something like that! DRAKKAR NOIR is especially infamous in this...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    I guess that I'd advise people to try something on in private before they make a firm commitment to it. WASH IT OFF if you don't like it!

    If you've got a first date or are going out with someone...
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    Re: Top 5 great sillage designer fragrances

    OPIUM POUR HOMME (Yves Saint-Laurent)

    SPARK FOR MEN (Liz Claiborne)

    ANTONIO (Antonio Banderas) (what I am wearing today-- again-- in fact, and it seems to last forever)

    ANGEL FOR MEN...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    Irish,

    Well, the physiologists claim that there's a strong connection between olfaction and memory. Consider the following:

    "The physiology of Proust's petit madeleine experience is well...
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    My own thought is that "sweet" is associated in most Western minds with female. My mother disliked perfumes that she found "too sweet" (although she did own Chanel No. 5 and even wore it from time...
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    Go Unisex

    Wear something unisex . . . be androgynous . . . a lot of people travel to Phuket to have sex-change operations . . . please do NOT ask me how I learned that fact!
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    Most iconic female fragrance?

    I don't venture into this area (women's) too often . . . my first inclination would be to say Chanel No. 5 also. But something bothers me about that.

    I guess that it's because Chanel No. 5 is a...
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    Well, my friend, I quite agree with you. But I can respond only in terms of what would be considered "iconic" here in the USA because I do not feel that I can speak for other countries and cultures....
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    A Vote for Aramis

    I'd really have to go with ARAMIS. I actually like Old Spice, but I was trying to go with something a bit classier and less popular (this consideration took BRUT and the now-infamous HAI KARATE out...
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    Antonio Banderas: Opinions?

    Hi!

    I just replied to the "Scent of the Day" thread. Today I am wearing ANTONIO by Antonio Banderas. This, to me, is a good example of how "a perfume doesn't have to be expensive to be very...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 12 Nov 2007

    ANTONIO, by Antonio Banderas
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    SotD Wednesday 29 August

    Guy Laroche, DRAKKAR NOIR (aka, "Eau de Wal-Mart!") ;)
  44. Re: what would farley granger ("strangers on a train" "rope" wear?

    I AGREE, MIKE!

    He'd need a HOT fragrance to match . . . I'm thinking Yves Saint Laurent, M7. Come to think of it, a young Farley Granger would have been a terrific choice to be the model in that...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8 August

    Bath and Body Works, PINK GRAPEFRUIT (recommended to me by Mike, my first time wearing!)

    It's GREAT to have Basenotes back! :-)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 13 May

    Elizabeth Taylor, PASSION FOR MEN

    (the stuff in the purple/violet bottle)
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    Re: People abusing free online samples?

    Although I admit that I've asked for samples myself, deep down I really have little respect for the practice. I have a cousin who used to do that . . . she had something or other that she liked, and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 5 May

    Lanvin, ARPÈGE POUR HOMME
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    Re: what would Keith Richards wear?

    DECAY? In that case, L'Artisan's VOLEUR DE ROSES might be a good choice for him. I'd even go so far as to suggest that he cross "the gender line" and try Jean Patou's JOY (since a lot of people...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3 May

    Me, too!

    Yves Saint Laurent, M7

    Great minds think alike! :)
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    Re: Hairy, Masculine, Etc.

    Yves Saint Laurent, KOUROS POUR HOMME
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 18 April 2007

    Fred Hayman, HOLLYWOOD
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16 April

    Yves Saint Laurent, OPIUM POUR HOMME EAU D'ORIENT
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    Re: What Would Sanjaya Wear?

    It's my understanding that Sanjaya got his G.E.D., so he has no need to return to high school. Especially now that he has this incredible career waiting for him! People like Sanjaya, who are...
  55. Thread: CK One

    by Pepe Le Pew
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    Re: CK One

    My own personal favorite in the CK line is "Obsession for Men," although I don't think that it plays nearly as well in summertime. "Eternity for Men" is good for summer: I like to wear it while I'm...
  56. Thread: CK One

    by Pepe Le Pew
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    Re: CK One

    I like CK One (in spite of the fact that it's rumored to be ROSIE O'DONNELL's favorite frag-- YUCK!). It's light and airy-- great for summer. Just nothing SPECIAL, SPECIAL-- and not necessarily...
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    Re: What Would Sanjaya Wear?

    THIS part I agreed with!:



    Well, I'm a 42-year-old male, and he's got ME "swooning at home," too! Maybe he's what you call "an acquired taste." Wish that I knew more about Jaipur Homme, so...
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    Re: What Would Sanjaya Wear?

    Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear . . . are you suggesting that the fact that Sanjaya's skin is dark means that he doesn't wash himself?
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    Re: What Would Sanjaya Wear?

    You guys are so mean. Sanjaya is a real sweetheart, and has more talent than he's given credit for. People are mean to him just because he's young and different.
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    What Would Sanjaya Wear?

    Okay, folks . . .

    I am gonna "come out" as a major fan of SANJAYA MALAKAR, who is one of the contestants on American Idol this season . . . GO SANJAYA!

    Which fragrance does everyone think would...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, April 11 2007

    Thierry Mugler, ANGEL FOR MEN (a.k.a. "A*MEN")
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    Re: Any cinnamon scents out there?

    I do not see "cinnamon" listed as one of the notes in M7:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122122.html
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    Re: Any cinnamon scents out there?

    I am simply amazed that no one has mentioned JOOP! HOMME

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120881.html
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 April, April Fool's Day

    Calvin Klein, ETERNITY FOR MEN (EDT version)
  65. Re: Your dog's favorite scents and your Avatar pix!

    Dan: I heard that dogs do not eat fish.
  66. Re: Your dog's favorite scents and your Avatar pix!

    I doubt that any dog prefers the scent of MY avatar . . .! ;-)
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    Re: Pomegranate Noir

    Since I'm one of those "lowbrows" who purchases fragrances at Bath and Body Works (and even wears them!), I can't help wondering whether their "Midnight Pomegranate" might have been modeled on...
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    Fragrance and Wardrobe: Questions

    When people speak of "carrying" or "pulling" off a fragrance, what do they mean? Do they refer to, for example, a man wearing a fragrance that was designed for/marketed to women (or vice versa)? ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28 March

    WARM VANILLA SUGAR, from Bath and Body Works
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27 March

    Congratulations on your anniversary, too, markc . . . is this a WEDDING anniversary?

    Gee, had I known that today was going to be such a special day, I would have worn L'Artisan's VOLEUR DE ROSES...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27 March

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hirch_duckfinder!

    Today, I am wearing POUR UN HOMME, by Caron, which I dislike. I'm trying to use up my bottle so that I don't have to smell (or look at) it again! If I had known...
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    Bath and Body Works

    Hi . . .

    I actually have a few relatives whom I like! One is a cousin whom I see from time to time. A few months ago, I gave her some Shalimar as a gift. Later on, I asked her how she...
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    Re: Does Opium PH fit you?

    I don't know whether it "fits" me or not, but I like it a lot so I wear it! In fact, it's probably my very favorite of all. Come to think of it, it probably does NOT "fit" me because it's very...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday: 14 March 2007

    Yves Saint Laurent, M7 (eau de toilette), my first day wearing this fragrance.

    (So far, I do not feel like a nude French guy.)
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 March

    Calvin Klein, OBSESSION NIGHT FOR MEN (EDT version)

    even though it's not nighttime . . . yet ;-)
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    Online Retailers to AVOID?

    As sort of a corolary to this topic: which online retailers are known to be ones that a serious shopper should AVOID, due to inferiority of product or fakes? I've ordered from ThePerfumeSpot.com,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 4th, 2007

    Calvin Klein, OBSESSION NIGHT FOR MEN (EDT version), my first time wearing this scent!
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    Re: If you had $150...

    That stuff has been discontinued. They don't make it any longer.
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    Re: If you had $150...

    Oh, perhaps one of the Bond No. 9 fragrances: "Bleecker Street," "Fire Island" and "New Haarlem" being uppermost in my mind.

    Even then, probably not. I object on moral grounds to companies that...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, 28 Feb 2007

    Yves Saint Laurent, OPIUM EAU D'ORIENT POUR HOMME (my first time wearing it!)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27 February

    Burberry, BRIT FOR MEN
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    Re: SOTD: Monday February 26, 2007

    Salvador Dalí pour Homme
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    Re: HELP! I can't find this fragrance!

    supermarky,

    I would agree with you that just because something is marketed toward gays doesn't mean that it's worth wearing. It is probably at least worth sampling, however; the product's quality...
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    Re: Frags with Great Sillage

    I have found a man after my own heart!!!!!!
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    Re: HELP! I can't find this fragrance!

    Well, assuming that I can find it and that it's reasonably priced (say $100 or less), I really WOULD like to get a bottle. I could use it just for curiosity, or on "special" occasions, and keep the...
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    HELP! I can't find this fragrance!

    Hi!

    I've mentioned this fragrance before, but unfortunately was unable to find any evidence that it even exists. Just now, I managed to find ONE ad for it on the Internet, so I know that it...
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    Re: Had your new scent 'stolen' from you?

    Biffo,

    There's another side to that. Perhaps smelling the scent on someone else will trigger PLEASANT memories of someone whom they loved, like a brother or other relative, a teacher or...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22 February 2007

    Royal Secret For Men
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    Re: Had your new scent 'stolen' from you?

    Mike,

    It hasn't happened to me (yet), but that may just mean that I don't own anything that is really worth stealing!

    How sad that your partner would confiscate your scent from you! On the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21 February

    Paco Rabanne Pour Homme
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    Re: chpyre: need a definition

    Check out Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chypre
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    Re: frags for the nontraditional new guy?

    You might try SALVADOR DALÍ FOR MEN. That is "darker" scent that isn't traditionally "masculine." A lot of people don't like it, but you might given your stated interests in punk rock, and abstract...
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    Re: Fragrance Fashion Evoloution

    Consider the aging of the population. People are living longer, so there are more older people. Plus, the birth rate in the USA has been declining. The older demographic is much more important now...
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    Re: Fragrance Fashion Evolution

    I see distinctions of "masculine" and "feminine" in fragrances disappearing, or becoming less important as what is designed to be worn by men is moving closer to what is designed to be worn by women...
  95. Re: BaseNotes members only, Pre-release test sample and review.

    Sounds like a great idea -- please "count me in!" :)
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    Re: Please Rate Pepe's Collection!

    sloan_8013,

    Thanks for your input and suggestions!

    Yes, Aramis and Shalimar both work for me! The concept of "gender" is evolving to mean more than the simple "masculine/feminine, black/white"...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 20 Feb 2007

    My very favorite: Yves Saint Laurent, OPIUM POUR HOMME
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    Re: Please Rate Pepe's Collection!

    Redcomet,

    Thanks for your input, and for the compliment!

    George
    --------------------------------------



    LiveJazz,
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    Re: Favorite Cheap Scent Of All Time?

    I agree! I really like HOLLYWOOD! In my opinion, it's a nice summer frag.
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    Re: Favorite Cheap Scent Of All Time?

    Several:

    Jovan, ANDRON (truly groundbreaking, but discontinued long ago)
    Liz Claiborne, SPARK and SPARK SEDUCTION FOR MEN
    Elizabeth Taylor, PASSION FOR MEN (and WHITE DIAMONDS for the ladies)
    ...
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