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    TF Oud Wood strength/application

    Recently picked up a 50ml of this amazing concoction in London after having a complete "love at first sniff" experience. Most expensive fragrance I've ever bought, but worth every penny. Can't quite...
  2. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Hey ericrico,

    I know that I'm being quite flippant in my dismissal of this legendary fragrance, but please be aware that I have nothing but love for those who rock Kouros and make no bones about...
  3. Re: LOL @ everyone that complains their MI batch doesn't have enough watermelon...

    This is amazing to me as well. I've had two versions of Aventus that literally smelled like night and day (you think that's what they're going for with the black and white bottle motif? harrr.) I...
  4. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    Kouros again. You know...

    I hear all this stuff on Basenotes about Kouros being a polarizing fragrance. You either love it or hate it, rah rah rah carefully measured discourse rah rah rehashed...
  5. Re: Have you ever disliked a fragrance and then realised it's the one you're already wearing?

    Not sure I've ever tried a fragrance that morphs that dramatically from first spray to eventual drydown. There have been a couple whose combination of linearity and longevity made them turn...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 29, 2013

    http://malaysiaperfume.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/pure-havane.jpg

    Thierry Mugler Pure Havane
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 28th, 2013

    The vastly inferior pineapple note in Joop's Nightflight has given me a hankering for the real thing. So, post-workout SoTE:

    http://www.creedboutique.com/116-248-large/creed-aventus.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 28th, 2013

    http://www.jasminecosmetics.com.au/product_images/d/676/perfume__31377_zoom.jpg

    To my pleasant surprise, discovered a 15-year-old bottle of this in a box the other day. Giving it its first full...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

    http://orderperfumeonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/DSQUARED2-He-Wood-Silver-Wind-Wood-Men-EDT1.jpg

    He Wood Silver Wind Wood
  10. Re: Fragrance recommendation (according to what i'm looking for)

    La Nuit de l'Homme sounds like what you're looking for in every respect, with the one potential drawback being that it's quite popular in a lot of places. Not sure if that applies to Sao Paolo, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zeag7_TUgJw/T-SDLrtnZ1I/AAAAAAAAB3w/hISqvfK2Z_o/s1600/lolita-lempicka-au-masculin.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 24, 2013

    http://www.perfumania.com/wcsstore/PerfumaniaSAS/upload/images/products/PRFM-160403.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 23, 2013

    http://rejectparfums.com/shop/images/Leau%20dIssey%20Pour%20Homme%20by%20Issey%20Miyake%20for%20Men.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I am more than a troll; I contain multitudes

    (unless they're a bad batch of multis, in which case I send them back with a sternly yet courteously worded note)
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    This happened about six months ago, but I guess there's no expiration date on stuff like this!

    So I'm walking to work. First time wearing my new Aventus decant. It's a bit of a brisk morning so...
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    Re: Bond No. 9?? Help!!

    If you can wear it discreetly enough not to overpower anyone (including yourself), then from top to drydown New Haarlem is one of the finest fragrances in existence.
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    This thing, perhaps?

    http://100mililitros.com/store/images/P/fredhayman-hollywood-m500.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 22nd, 2013

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_7JAArcms7_8/SPAV4WM9J4I/AAAAAAAAAoA/yCtLQC3H3KU/s400/New_Haarlem.jpg

    Using up the last utterly sublime drops of my Bond No. 9 New Haarlem sample. I sense an expensive...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    http://www.dutyfreeshops.gr/files/products/resized/850090_1000x1000.jpg
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    Re: What is your tallest bottle?

    Perry Ellis m
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 21st, 2013

    http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/434/_1_Chanel-Bleu-De-Chanel-Eau-De-Toilette-Spray-150ml-5oz-120528.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

    http://www.parfumerie.com.ng/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/sean3.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    http://www.cheap-perfume.co.uk/img/products/Live-Jazz-Eau-de-Toilette-Spray.jpg
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    Re: Poorly reviewed fragrance that you like?

    He Wood Silver Wind Wood. It's met with overwhelming indifference on Basenotes (and when someone acknowledges it, it's usually to turn up their nose at it briefly before going back to complete and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 18th, 2013

    http://www.alextrading09.com/images/Burberry-Brit1.jpg
  26. Re: Looking for something that smells like after a thunderstorm

    Yup.
  27. Re: What would you name your own fragrance creation?

    l'ambre du lamantin
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 17, 2013

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GyH3uVteL._AA300_.jpg
  29. Re: Based on my wardrobe / ratings, should I pull the trigger on these blind buys?

    Thanks for your input, guys. I am slightly waffling on the HM because while doing some BN research on it I saw it compared to Diesel's Fuel For Life, which is a very nice and popular scent that's...
  30. Based on my wardrobe / ratings, should I pull the trigger on these blind buys?

    Three weeks from my last purchase and the jones is creeping up again. I currently have three bottles in my sights:

    Hanae Mori H.M. EdT
    Boucheron Jaipur
    VC&A Midnight in Paris

    Taking a look at...
  31. Re: Fragrances that you have a change of heart with

    I used to find Diesel's Fuel For Life a rich and compelling scent but then one day a few months back, entirely without provocation, it turned on me and went straight for the gut. Gave away my bottle...
  32. Experimenting with weekly rotation, thoughts?

    As per the title, have you guys ever experimented with rotating fragrances on a weekly basis as opposed to a daily one? I've never had a steady rotation, mostly just picked out whatever I felt like...
  33. Thread: Fragrance OCD

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    Re: Fragrance OCD

    I have the exact same thing. Moreover, the arrangement of my primary shelf has to be symmetrical and make a sort of "visual sense." Here's my collection as of today (pardon the grainy photo and...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    I've had great fun with this.

    He Wood Silver Wind Wood + L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme (2:1)
    Wonderful evening scent, adds a bit of woodsy powder to the Guerlain's enveloping cacao...
  35. Re: How old were you when you started to get interest in fragrances?

    Interested - 14

    Obsessed - 32
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    Re: This site is the devil!!!!

    That made me chuckle :grin:

    On topic: Had always been a one-cologne guy. Bought Terre d'Hermes in late 2011. No going back from there. About a year and a half later my collection is over twenty...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

    http://www.editorscloset.com/images/L/P.ELLISFR-M-3.4.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 4th, 2013

    http://www.mytrendylady.com/img/products/products_212_879257843Wood%202%201.jpg
  39. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    L'Air du Desert Marocain
    New Haarlem
    Aventus
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    Re: my impression of Chergui by Serge Lutens

    Chergui is a feminine scent to me. I couldn't see myself ever wearing it. I had a bunch of samples and gave them to my girlfriend, who loved them and used them for quite some time. Worked wonderfully...
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    Lucked out and was able to get a 50ml of this for $60 (reputable wholesaler too, fully legit). Snapped it up, naturally. Good day today!

    http://s19.postimage.org/c98vr1dg3/Chanel_Bleu.jpg
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    Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    He Wood Silver Wind Wood has been one of my favorites since it came out, but Basenotes patently does not share the love. Oh well :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

    http://www.perfumania.com/wcsstore/PerfumaniaSAS/upload/images/products/PRFM-160403.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: February 2013

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Rd_n1XEc2DI/UBTS8DUuajI/AAAAAAAAAyA/156r0iQJC1g/s1600/live+jazz.jpg

    http://dealstores.co/upload/deal/30_1_8926.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Awful opening, but awesome drydown??

    LIDGE. The drydown is one of the greatest olfactory wonders I've experienced, but the opening is repulsive.
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    Re: Sexy, Musky, Sweet scent?

    He Wood Silver Wind Wood. Musky as hell, slightly sweaty, very sweet. Worked wonders for me in any case.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 21st(!), 2012

    Just bought this yesterday, first full wearing today. So far, absolutely thunderstruck by its greatness.

    http://curriculumbeaute.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/eaux-de-baux.jpg
  48. Re: Creed AVENTUS, Spice & Wood and Himalaya, MDCI Ambre Topkapi

    Received my Aventus split a few days ago. Professionally bottled, arrived in perfect condition, everything exactly as advertised. Speaking as someone who's most definitively found himself on the...
  49. Re: Epic sample order: what else do I need for a fuller education?

    Thanks for the great suggestions so far, guys! Added a bunch of these :)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hedonist, I'm kind of saving those for later. I've tried a few Serge Lutens already and it seems...
  50. Epic sample order: what else do I need for a fuller education?

    So I'm putting together an order from TPC. Since I live in a country with ridiculous import taxes, it's a rare opportunity for me to put together a sizable order and have a US-located relative who's...
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    Absolutely terrific post, L'Homme Blanc Individuel.
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    Re: Best amber-musk drydowns?

    Wow, that's a big list already. Thanks a lot everyone. By all means keep 'em coming :smiley:
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    Best amber-musk drydowns?

    There are a few fragrances that develop this incredibly distinctive and lovely scent on my skin, always in the deep drydown, and after doing a bit of process-of-elimination note analysis, I've...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 26th of October

    A subtle application of L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme followed by the tiniest misting of MPG Santal Noble.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

    Couple of deadlines coming up... need a strong, bracing "Getting Things Done" scent. To that end:

    http://www.mytrendylady.com/img/products/products_139_1127092626Declaration%201.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 22nd of October

    Bleu de Chanel from a sample. I gotta admit, this one's starting to kind of grow on me... not FB-worthy just yet, but getting more and more agreeable the more I learn its ins and outs. Nice...
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    What was the last comment you received?

    The other day I was wearing MJ Legend, and when I sat down at a booth with a group of friends the girl next to me exclaimed "You smell like boy stuff!" Still haven't quite figured out whether that...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 20th of October

    LIDGE here too.
  59. Re: Thoughts about possible Catalyst formulations?

    This pretty much mirrors my experience. I used to wear this in the late 90s and loved it, it was my signature for a couple of years and always garnered very positive comments. It had a smooth sort of...
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    Re: Zino by Davidoff

    I think I see a solution on the horizon here
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 19th of October

    Same here. Haven't worn it in a while, wore it today because of the "TdH Lovers" thread from yesterday. Reminded again of just what a fantastically versatile and unique workhorse it is.
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    Re: Cedar and Leather?

    Dirty English by Juicy Couture. Great fragrance, especially for the price. Discontinued too, so if you end up liking it, stock up.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 18th of October

    http://www.perfumeralia.com/WebRoot/StoreES/Shops/ea2545/4873/0487/8EED/053D/0C7B/D94C/8776/07D0/versace_men_dreamer_edt.jpg

    Gave this its first full wearing today, from a sample. Tenacious,...
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    MJ Legend, how many sprays?

    So this fragrance has above average sillage and longevity, but I'm having difficulty pegging a set number of sprays to apply this one because the sprayer is such a complete piece of crap. Generally...
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    Re: LIDGE - just WOW!

    Did the exact same thing here as well. Only time I've ever done that so far.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 17th of October

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.9626.jpg
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    Re: New James Bond fragrance!

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=21602698
    Personally I find this to be a far superior fragrance
  68. Re: What factors do you consider in claiming that a certain fragrance is your signature scent?

    For me the definition is a fairly simple one: it needs to be a scent that both other people and I myself associate with me and me alone. That's it. The other aspects are pretty moot to my mind. How...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, Octobre 15th, 2012

    Same here! Giving it a second full wearing from a sample, still seeing if I can find the love for it...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Versace - Eros for Men

    :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 12th of October

    http://www.perfume2home.com/images/product/bvlgari-pour-homme.jpg
  72. Which two scents are the closest to identical?

    Like the topic says. Out of all the scents you've tried in your time as a fragrance enthusiast, which two do you think come closest to actually being the same scent, either in terms of the note...
  73. Re: What was the last fragrance you had to scrub off, or at least contemplated doing so?

    Tauer's Vetiver Dance is the most nauseating scent experience I've ever had the misfortune of coming across. Literally could not tolerate it five minutes before making a dash for running water.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 11th of October

    Giving this its first full spin today, from a sample:

    http://parfumdeluxe.at/image/cache/data/NEW/Mont%20Blanc%20-%20Legend-500x500.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 10th of October

    http://www.moodiereport.com/images/Dsquard_wind_silver_wood.jpg
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    Re: Help me find more men's scents to like?

    Dirty English by Juicy Couture might fit the bill. Powerfully masculine all the way, woody and leathery with a touch of booze and spices. Great scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 9th of October

    Rather a lot in love with this one these days:

    http://multiply.com/mu/missyshiny/image/Q9JuQd0-1fuRByjrsfWCwQ/photos/1M/1200x1200/2301/8.jpg?et=eBy%2BFBBq1qQvI%2BQJ0adzvg&nmid=0
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    Re: Help me decide on my next blind purchase?

    Thanks for your replies, guys. Lalique is a strong contender, as is Havana.

    One thing I'm wondering about Michael For Men. I've read in several places that it's similar to Dirty English, which I...
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    Help me decide on my next blind purchase?

    So I'm slowly and leisurely exploring cheapies and relatively inexpensive alternatives to high-end scents (Unforgivable, Michael Jordan's Legend, etc), and for my next purchase I've narrowed it down...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 8th, 2012

    http://bcfwebshop.com/images/product/thumbnails/men/burberry/burberry_london%20four%20men%20100ml.gif
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 5th of October

    Second day in a row, having a bit of a love affair with this one these days:

    http://www.lofindaz.com/wp-content/uploads/Dirty-English-Pour-Homme-Eau-de-Toilette-Spray1.jpg
  82. Thinking about blind buying Lalique Pour Homme but...

    So I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on a blind buy of this, as I've heard really good things from several directions. However, while people have lavished it with all manner of praise, it has...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 4th of October

    It's a windy fall day in the frozen north, so I feel like something woody. For the morning:

    http://images.askmen.com/fashion/grooming/tom-ford-for-men_1.jpg


    And for the afternoon, by which...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 2nd of October

    +1 here, perfect for the office on a chilly fall day
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 28th of September

    http://laijamay.com/shop/images/Curve%20men.jpg
  86. Re: Which scent would you describe as "Boredom Bottled"

    Molinard Homme I is the only scent I've smelled that's so boring it's actually offensive.
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    Re: What are the most UNDERRATED fragrances?

    http://www.apetogentleman.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Silver-Wind-Wood-He-Wood.jpg
  88. Re: Unabashedly, boldly, in-your-face masculine fragrance? Any recommendations?

    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Puig Sybaris
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    Re: Question about a bad sample of Aventus

    Probably the really bad thing about this for me is that I was actually already aware of the existence of batch numbers, and Aventus's susceptibility in particular, but it just somehow completely...
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    Re: Question about a bad sample of Aventus

    Thanks for your reply! I already have a couple of reputable batches lined up. Creeds aren't sold in my country (and import taxes are extortionate), so your suggestion is definitely a good one for me....
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    Question about a bad sample of Aventus

    Hey BNers,

    A few months back I had the opportunity to sample Aventus and I loved it, so when my sample was finished I wasted no time ordering a bigger decant. Being a distractible beginner at this...
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    Re: Question about Terre D'Hermes

    Best description of a scent that I believe I've ever encountered.
  93. Re: Your latest fragrance comment by others; positive or negative

    Small dinner party with extended family two nights ago. Was wearing La Nuit for the first time. Hugged my cousin hello, got a befuddled expression. "Wow, that's a REALLY nice smell," she said.

    My...
  94. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Dior Homme Intense
    Egoiste
    Allure Homme Sport
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    Similarity between Himalaya and Live Jazz?

    I was testing some of my samples, and it suddenly struck me that Creed's Himalaya smells to my nose A LOT like YSL's Live Jazz, only without that faintly urinous early YSL note. Anybody else found...
  96. Re: What are your partner's favorite scent(s) on you?

    I do this all the time with my girlfriend too. She's really gotten into the hobby with me and it's great fun to surprise her with one of the scents she really likes, see the look on her face when she...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 19, 2012

    Boss Bottled

    http://www.apetogentleman.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/boss-bottled.jpg
  98. Re: the ugliest, tackiest, naffiest (i know, i know) design of perfume bottles and boxes

    http://100mililitros.com/store/images/P/fredhayman-hollywood-m500.jpg
  99. Re: How strong is Tobacco Vanille compared to A*Men?

    How heavy an application was that, do you remember?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 12, 2012

    For a brisk, somewhat windy day, where sunshine and showers take turns:


    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.465.jpg
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