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    Re: Guess Seductive Homme

    I tried them side by side today. It's better than PDB. It's pleasant and easy to wear. Perfect for fall I think.
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    Re: Guess Seductive Homme

    I find it very similar to Polo Double Black
  3. Re: New Fragrances: Kenzo L’Eau par Kenzo Wild and L’Eau par Kenzo Wild Pour Homme

    Homme smells too much like Fierce. I prefer the original
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Prada Amber Pour Homme - "you smell like church candles"
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    http://img3.prosperent.com/images/250x250/ak2.ostkcdn.com/images/products/P11042234.jpg
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    Re: Similar opening to Creed Aventus??

    It's by no means the exact, but I find the opening of Bond No. 9 Coney Island very similar.
    I enjoy the caramel, chocolate and salty lemon drydown as well.
  7. Thread: Orange

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    Boss in motion

    Boss in motion
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    My first Creation

    I've finally finished my first try at perfume making. I was going for something similar to TF Private Blends.

    My composition in drops:
    Bergamot 16
    Orange Bitter 25
    Gardenia 4
    Honey 10...
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    Re: Plum Essential Oil

    Thanks for the replies!
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    Plum Essential Oil

    I'm having trouble finding Plum Essential Oil online.

    Does anyone know a website that sells this?
    Thanks
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    Re: Annoying experience at Macy's

    My Sephora is pretty amazing. I was in there the other day and a sales person walked up and said "so what samples can I make for you". I was there for skin care and really didn't want any samples,...
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    Annoying experience at Macy's

    I walk in to the cosmetics/fragrance area and was immediately pounced on by an SA.
    SA: Can I help you.
    Me: I'm looking for John Varvatos 10th Anniversary fragrance.
    SA: This is the skin care...
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    Re: Tom Ford Japon Noir

    it's one of my favorites in the line, however i do find that tom ford extreme is similar and cheaper.
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    Re: Orange with Vanilla?

    Try Boss in Motion. I find it very easy to wear.
  15. Re: Tried ANANAS FIZZ for the first time last week

    I bought today from Blue Mercury in Philadelphia. It is indeed discontinued and the store had pulled them off the shelf to send back. They were nice enough to bring one back out and scan back into...
  16. Re: Best summer cologne based primarily the scent of oranges?

    I'm wearing Boss in Motion this summer and enjoying it very much.
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    Re: Davidoff CHAMPION

    Looks like something Avon would create. Not my thing.
  18. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    If you have straight fine hair like I do, you can't beat this stuff. Just enough hold to keep my hair from frizzing out. I think it's perfect for people who don't like product in their hair. It...
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    Halston Unbound

    After reading some old posts and reviews about Unbound, I think I would enjoy this fragrance. Are there any brick and mortar that carry this fragrance or is it only available online?
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    Re: Best Bottle Design in the Universe!

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.1010.jpg

    The only fragrance I want to buy for the bottle alone. The juice does not suit me unfortunately.
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    Re: Does anybody watch Teresa's Youtube videos?

    link?
  22. Re: Bath & Body Works New Signature Collection for Men

    I tried Citron today. The drydown seems extremely similar to Polo Double Black.
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    Re: What to buy at Sephora

    They finally sell Tom Ford Exteme online now.
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    Re: Guerlain question: L'Instant EdT vs EdP

    Shame... I bought a bottle from them and was shipped to me in Wisconsin a few months ago.
  25. Re: Gay Guys Only!!!! What Fragrance do you like on men?

    I sprayed L'instant EDP this morning and fell in love with myself all over again today.
  26. Tried ANANAS FIZZ for the first time last week

    It's bright, fresh, and fizzy. And I want it!!!:thumbup:
  27. Re: Gay Guys Only!!!! What Fragrance do you like on men?

    I'm not gay, but my boyfriend is. I like to smell John Varvatos on him.
  28. Re: So disappointed I can't wear Guerlain Heritage

    It was edt
  29. So disappointed I can't wear Guerlain Heritage

    I ordered a bottle of Heritage after reading great reviews on here. When it finally arrived, I eagerly opened the box and sprayed my arm.

    It just doesn't smell good on me. All I get from it is...
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    Re: Rocabar - My new personal discovery

    I think it's more understandable than most Hermes offerings. I actually said "oh wow" after I sprayed it on the tester paper. It was that nice.
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    Rocabar - My new personal discovery

    We were in DC recently on vacation and I was shopping Bloomingdales. As I walked past the Hermes counter I noticed Rocabar. I almost ignored it, knowing it was an older fragrance, but decided to...
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    Re: Are there any colognes with grape?

    Prada amber starts off like grape Kool-aid to me. Unfortunately after that it just smells like soap
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    Re: Tom Ford for Men

    I'd call it versatile. I bought a bottle back in the summer, unfortunately stopped wearing it because I found it to be too soapy for my taste.
    But I agree it's a nice all around masculine scent.
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    Re: Should I get rid of this EDP?

    gimmie
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    Re: L'Occitane Labdanum Eau De Parfum

    I tried it and found it to be very one dimensional and flat. A big disappointment. :(
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    Total cost for the EDP came to $88.23 USD. More than I expected, but I'm more than happy with the purchase. :thumbsup:
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    I'm trying them both at the moment and the EDT is not foody to me. I don't really love the top notes of the EDT but the drydown is enjoyable. However, I enjoy the entire pyramid of the EDP.
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    I bit the bullet and ordered a bottle of extreme from Escentual.com and i'm happy I did. I indeed received the correct version even though the picture was wrong. For fun I ordered a bottle of the...
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    My thoughts exactly. I almost bought a bottle, but decided against it due to the picture not being correct.
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    Oasis Perfume websit

    Anyone ever purchased from Oasisperfume.com?
    They have L'Iinstant De Guerlain Extreme in stock, but I'm not sure of their reputation.

    Any information?
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    Re: Coconut fragrances

    Cadjmere is yummy on my skin.
  42. Is "undertone" a proper fragrance industry term?

    I've recently heard (and read of ) people using the word undertone when describing fragrances.

    Is this word interchangeable with the term basenote or something? I feel like the word is being...
  43. Thread: Juciest Scents

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    Re: Juciest Scents

    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic is a bright juicy citrus that pretty much stays that way throughout.
  44. Re: Ever layered Tom Ford Urban Musk on Italian Cypress?

    not kidding! I get a great cinnamon and vanilla accord with the two combined.

    I must say Urban Musk is wonderful on it's own and is a pleasure to wear.
    The White Musk line has really turned me...
  45. Ever layered Tom Ford Urban Musk on Italian Cypress?

    I have and OMG it smells nice! Too bad all I have are samples.

    And to me....
    ...
  46. Re: Chicago shopping this weekend. Where to shop.

    thanks for the feedback. I'm looking forward to a productive weekend.
  47. Chicago shopping this weekend. Where to shop.

    Hi guys.

    My partner and I will be heading down to Chicago for the weekend where I'll be sampling scents while he pretends he's somewhere else. lol

    I'm probably going to pick up a new bottle of...
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    Re: Newbie need a lot of help!

    I would suggest L'eau par Kenzo. It's young' modern and non offensive. Much more wearable than issey IMO
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    Re: What Perfume Does Your Mom or Dad wear ?

    My mother wears white shoulders and my dad wears wild country. They are both 70 and have only worn those fragrances since I can remember.
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    Got a surprise from Bond

    So I ordered some samples from Bond about 5 months ago which is the only purchase I have ever made from them. However, by doing so I got turned on to Coney Island which a later purchased from Ebay...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 25 July, 2009

    Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic

    http://www.newlaunches.com/entry_images/0507/12/mandarin.jpg
  52. Re: Tell the truth!!! Every man loves at least one bond! Which one do u love??

    Coney Island!
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    Citrus / Spicy / Woody

    I think my ultimate fragrance would be one with a citrus or fruity (the juicier the better) top note, spicy or zesty mid note and woody (warm) base note. Is there such a fragrance out there such as...
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    Re: Why some cologne smell like urine?

    Yeah, I find if you chit chat with the SA a little before asking they are more eager to help.
    I usually just say "do you have a sample of this?" and they will say no, but I can make you one.

    Then...
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    Re: Lacoste Challenge

    Anyone try this yet?

    I received a paper sample in my local department store ad. It smells like your typical citrus/fresh non-offensive fragrance. It obviously smells appropriate for wearing out...
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    Re: I Am King: The Fragrance

    IMO I am King = Polo Black
    but substitutes PB iced mango note for a plain mango note.

    I am King is more wearable I think, but didn't seem to last long on me.
  57. Re: Thinking about doing my first huge purchase : Brooklyn Bond No9

    Skip Brooklyn and go for Coney Island. It's a great citrus.
  58. Bond no.9 Saks Fifth Avenue for Him = Endymion

    I'm playing with my Bond samples while I work up the courage to buy Coney Island on Ebay.

    Anyway, as i sample Saks Fifth Ave for him, I believe, at least the top notes, are extremely similar to...
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    Re: First Fragrance

    Pierre Cardin Pour Monsieur. :cheesy:
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    Re: Please explain the work flanker

    LOL

    thanks for the clarification everyone!

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Please explain the work flanker

    So there is no negative connotation to the word?
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    Please explain the word flanker

    I keep seeing the word flanker being used on the board and I can't figure out what you all mean when you use it.

    :dankk2:
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    Re: Frag for working out?

    There is nothing worse than smelling someone's fragrance while I'm breathing heavily while on the treadmill. Please no fragrance at the gym.;)
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    Re: Sean John: I Am King (Of Creed Ripoffs)

    I tried it today and it actually smells like Polo Black.
    Instead of an iced mango note, it's more of a soft mango.
    So I would call it a Polo knockoff. However, my Polo Black lasts much longer as I...
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    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine-Basilic

    I was in Sephora today browsing the women's fragrance section because I was looking for the Hermes Un Jardin fragrance line which I know is unisex (i got samples of Mediterranee and Sur Le Nil)....
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    Re: What is the difference?

    The clear bottle is cologne while the silver bottle is eau de toilette

    http://uma.chanel.com/fragrances/allure-homme-sport-view-all.php
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    Re: Bond versus everyone else...

    I'm considering a purchase of Coney Island, but if you are saying there is an existing fragrance out there that is similar and lower in price I would love to know what it is!
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    Bond No. 9 Sample ordering

    Even though you can't order samples online anymore, I found out from customer service that you can still do it over the phone. They still charge $15 for 6 samples.

    Just call 1-877-273-3369

    I...
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    Re: Polo Double Black vs Me

    Polo DB is all I wear as it has become my signature scent. For me is pretty bold for the first hour, and then dies down a bit and becomes much warmer.
    Throughout the entire work day in the office,...
  70. Re: When the shower gel is bettah than the juice itself...

    I know this fragrance has been a topic of discussion lately, but do yourself a favor and get the Polo Double Black shower gel. It's amazing! It feels great and smell awesome! And it doesn't dry...
  71. Thread: Endymion

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    Re: Endymion

    I used to wear Opium back in the day, so maybe that's what it's reminding me of. ;)
  72. Thread: Endymion

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    Re: Endymion

    I must say as it continues to develop, it's base notes are quite warm and almost creamy.
    I find myself enjoying wearing Endymion, but I want my first niche purchase to be something a bit more unique.
  73. Thread: Endymion

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    Endymion

    I'm trying out Endymion today and it's nice, but it smells a bit generic. Also, it reminds me of something I used to wear in the 90's, but I can't remember what.
    Clinique Chemistry perhaps? Either...
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    Re: Wishing all members a Merry Christmas

    Happy Holidays!
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    Re: Several samples in transit to me

    Will do. I should receive those in the mail this week.
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    Re: Several samples in transit to me

    I received some of the samples have been trying them.

    Cadjmere = Sex in a bottle. :thumbsup: Totally appreciate the suggestions to try this one!
    I'm going to wear it to work tomorrow. I'm...
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    Re: Liquid Hand Soap

    Dial Yogurt soap is gentle and doesn't dry out my skin. It smell great without being perfumy.
    And it's easy to find at your local grocery store or pharmacy.
    ...
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    Re: Several samples in transit to me

    I haven't seen many reviews of Profumum which is why I haven't ordered any yet, but I'll definateley revisit that. Thanks for the many suggestions! Delrae looks to be very interesting indeed!
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    Several samples in transit to me

    In my exploration of the world of Niche fragrances, I've become a little addicted to Luckyscent.

    I posted previously regarding my first samples purchases but I have a long list coming to me from 3...
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    Re: Finally exploring niche fragrances

    I got the other two washed off. Took a break. Now I'm back with the other three fragrances.

    Left wrist - The Pour Un Ete
    This smells really nice. Too feminine for me to wear but I like it. It...
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    Re: Finally exploring niche fragrances

    Sampling the L'artisan scents i just received. I have two going right now.

    L'eau du Navigateur - It's got an odd sour smell that I don't like. Honestly, it smells like B.O.
    L'eau D'ambre - I...
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    Re: Finally exploring niche fragrances

    Thanks for the great feedback. I started my exploration by ordering some free samples from L'Artisan.
    I also contacted Cereus via email and they offered to send me free samples. Once I received...
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    Finally exploring niche fragrances

    I'm preparing to order some samples from luckyscent.com for the first time, and would love some input.

    I currently wear Polo Double Black which i completely enjoy. I'm interested in other...
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    Re: Fall fragrance replacement to Happy for Men

    So I went to the mall after work and tried a few scents. I think I branched out past the type of scent I'm looking for.

    I tried:
    Polo Double Black. - I always refused to even try anything Polo...
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    Re: Fall fragrance replacement to Happy for Men

    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Fall fragrance replacement to Happy for Men

    I currently wear Happy for Men which I find clean and fresh and perfect for office wear.
    Now that Fall is almost here, I'd like to find a cold weather replacement for Happy. I would prefer a...
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