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    Re: Spearmint? best fragance?

    Cartier Roadster
    S.T. Dupont Noir.
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    Re: New one from Dunhill - Dunhill Black

    I know I should be used to the color black being applied to scents, but yet again I find myself asking: Why?

    If you have nettle, jasmine, lavender, and cedar, it's green! It's fresh, clean, light,...
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    Re: Cologne Application Technique

    First, as a newcomer I highly recommend the just starting out board, it is full of excellent information and it is the appropriate place for questions of this nature.

    Now for your question , it...
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    Re: 15 or 45, a difficult question

    Seeing as how the concept of niche is fast becoming overblown and ridiculous( see the recent thread on the German creed) and the ingredients are not worth the price for most offerings (see Luca...
  5. Thread: help me

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    Re: help me

    Another vote for New York. This one screams class and quality, a proud continuation of the Guerlain tradition.
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    Re: Today I Bought - November 2008 Edition

    Polo Modern Reserve
    Dunhill Edition
    Chanel Antaeus
    Cartier Santos Concentree
    Rochas Lui
    S.T. Dupont Noir
    Ralph Lauren Polo Double Black


    Full bottles of each. God help me.
  7. Re: I might as well just wear Rive Gauche every day

    This is quite tricky because I was going to say it smells just like Barbasol with spices, then I realized not every country has Barbasol. It's a very barber shot clean scent, a nicely balanced creamy...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    I see your point and I agree with it, the problem for me comes from the fact that there is a top 10 thread even week or so. I know everyones list changes, mine included and I always like seeing...
  9. Re: I might as well just wear Rive Gauche every day

    First, I am 26, so hopefully I'm old enough to wear it properly! lol

    Second, I work in a very large pharmacy. I should clarify my post, the greek is actually from greece, the other two women are...
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    Re: Three Solid Fall/Winter Fragrances?

    I love L'Anarchiste *now*, but in the beginning I didn't get it and gave away my original bottle. Get a decent sized decant of it before you buy a full bottle, you may love it at first sniff or it...
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    Re: Three Solid Fall/Winter Fragrances?

    My friend, you do realize that there is no link between cancer and fragrance ingredients, and even the relation between certain ingredients and skin reactions are tenous at best? I would hate for you...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Three things:

    1: Why on earth would you bump a thread from may?

    2: Why didn't you post in the top ten thread that seems to pop up once every week or two?

    3: Why do we even *have* a top ten...
  13. Re: I might as well just wear Rive Gauche every day

    It just comes in the metal can, and it's mindblowingly light! What's holding you back from buying it? Based on the low price and how many people here love it, it's probably the safest blind buy out...
  14. Re: I might as well just wear Rive Gauche every day

    Vetiver is amazing, however it doesn't develop much IMHO and I think that's sort of the point. After about 30 minutes it's a consistent, mossy vetiver with a hint of tobacco, but it keeps going for...
  15. I might as well just wear Rive Gauche every day

    I love the smell of Rive Gauche, it's in my top five of all time and I will cry when it's discontinued. Beautiful clean, well groomed smell, amazing longevity, great line of matching gels and creams...
  16. Re: Build a wardrobe out of 15 fragrances. With a twist...

    I'm glad you said this and I'm sorry I have to use you for an example but this is the sort of attitude that really ticks me off about the current state of the hobby. Niche doesn't always march lock...
  17. Build a wardrobe out of 15 fragrances. With a twist...

    Here's a way to spend a few minutes this evening. Build a wardrobe out of 15 fragrances. BUT, they have to be designer fragrances in production. No niche, no discontinued scents, not even...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    I wore Rive Gauche at work yesterday and got 2 compliments on it.
  19. What are fragrances that don't smell alike but 'feel' alike to you?

    We all know how subjective views are on fragrances, so I'm curious: What scents out there give off a certain feel or make you feel the same way?

    For instance, as Indie Guy has previously pointed...
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    Re: Gentlemen, it's time to get dirty

    Agreeing with everyone who said Mazzolari Lui, just wore it again today since it's a touch on the cool side here and it's magnificent! The fragrance equivalent of a wall of sound!
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    Re: versace, jeans line

    As someone who hates D&G pour homme, don't worry, the two smell nothing alike to me. There is no tobacco or cedar in Black Jeans, I'd actually question whether you got the right juice in the bottle...
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    Re: Gentlemen, it's time to get dirty

    I've never head of this one, I don't see it in the directory here ad I searched your site but did not see anything, can you tell me a little more about it?
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    Gentlemen, it's time to get dirty

    I'm going to pose a simple question with a little twist at the end.

    I believe fragrances are a powerful form of art with the ability to change moods based on associations and/or memories. We...
  24. Re: Narcisco Rodriguez!!! a must Buy for every Bner!!

    For anyone complaining about the low impact, have you tried the musc oil version?
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    Re: Dare I say D'Orsay...

    Le Dandy is the second finest men's liquor based scent ever created. It's got a prominent(but not over the top) bourbon or brandy-ish note that stays around for the entire life of the scent, which is...
  26. Re: Scent Synch Day - 10/15/08 - Burberry London

    I'm in, I've had my bottle for a year now. Can't wait!
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    Histoires de Parfums Noir Patchouli

    First off, whoever writes the product descriptions for Luckyscent and Theperfumecourt is high. Not just a regular high, we're taking full on LSD talking to god high.

    Let's look at the product...
  28. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    I am almost 100 percent sure that no one on this board has a bottle of i Profumo di Firenze's Muschio Nero.

    I'm about 90 percent sure no one in this country has a bottle either lol
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    Re: First date tonight-Need a recommendation

    Good luck on the date, I was out of the scene for a little over 3 years, and let me tell you, getting back in was the most nerve racking thing I've ever done.

    Go for the bottle you'd go for...
  30. Re: My new blind buys (bill) has me trembling & cold.....is there a Doctor in here!!

    You won't need a nose where we're going.

    Well, I've done a ton of blind buys so I'm a brother in arms on this one. Luckily all 3 of those can probably be onloaded on BN or ebay for little to no...
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    Poll: Re: Your Favourite Creed (Millesimes)

    Himalaya because it has the best creed longevity on me (about 4 hours) and I've never smelled anything quite like it.

    I detect the similarites to XS, but on my skin the juniper iin XS turns sour...
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    Re: The (lack of) culture around free samples

    I used to get a ton of samples at my local Nordstroms but I think I shot myself in the foot. See, I went in there often enough for the saleswomen to recognize me, and every time I went in I knew what...
  33. Frederick Malle--Restoring my faith in niche

    Recently, I've been sort of let down by niche fragrances, and I probably have no one but myself to blame. Creeds smell great but have atrocious longevity on me, my favorite MPGs are being...
  34. Re: Luca Turin's correction regarding Rive Gauche homme

    I am very please to see Mr Turin acknowledging that even he can make a mistake and raising the review.

    I just wore it to work today and loved it. I shave with Barbasol and wearing this after...
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    Re: John Varatos Vintage Day

    Another vote for Vintage. Perfect fall designer fragrance, right up there with Burberry London
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    Re: The Nasty Woody Oriental

    I would actually recommend giving Opium a second chance in the forum of Opium Eau Du Orient, which manages to lighten the almost stifling presence of the original while still maintaining plenty of...
  37. Re: Anyone want to join me for a bit of an experiment:Wearing 1 scent for a week

    I'm not going to lie:
    1: I am burnt out on TdH
    2: I did 'cheat' one night and wear something else out to my Bday party.

    I am very dissapointed. I didn't really pick up anything new, more like a...
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    Poll: Re: Scent Synch Day - The Poll!

    Threw in a vote for London. Easy to get, smells great, and we just did m7.
  39. Re: “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender.” Mainstreams that coulda been N

    I think Terre D Hermes could be niche.

    Some of the classics in some sense were niche. Marketed to an a small group, daring for their day, not too common, etc. By that I mean Knize 10, Tabac...
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    Re: What would Dr. Niles Crane wear?

    I just put way too much thought into this:

    Gendarme (regular or V)

    Think about it. He's a shrink so he has to take into account patient's tastes and he's also a bit of a spineless twit so he...
  41. Re: Fragrances inspired by music and vice versa

    That is an interesting direction of thought to follow. At the moment, my only fragrance which give me a solid musical association is Guerlain's Vetiver and The Beatles. Both are easily accessible on...
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    Re: Suggestions to Improve Collection

    To me the most glaring omission is that of a strong, masculine musk. With that in mind please allow me to advance a suggestion for a musk that gets little to no discussion around here, which is a...
  43. Re: My brief love affair with oud just came to a crashing halt

    I know it's my duty to tell him in a polite way that he was overdoing it but it is pretty hard. Not because I have a hard time talking to other guys about this sort of thing (I'm sort of the...
  44. My brief love affair with oud just came to a crashing halt

    Last night I went out for my birthday and got moderately smashed with my friends. In the fine birthday tradition of doing whatever shot is offered I consumed a little too much Jack and woke up...
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    Re: The One and Only fragrance out there

    Simply put it is the best blend of spice, tobacco and rum ever created, and I have never smelled anything niche or designer that bore an even passing resemblance to it.
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    Re: The Player's Cologne

    Since most 'players' I know are absolute twats, I think that Versace Man, Aqua Di Gio, Dreamer, and D&G Homme are *perfect* for them. I'd like to add Armani Mania, and anything by Kenneth Cole.

    I...
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    Re: The One and Only fragrance out there

    Havana. Never smelled anything like it before, and haven't since.
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    Re: Suggestions for a new frag

    You want strong and different but still highly wearable?

    Costume National Scent Intense. It's a strong unisex tea/amber scent, as another member said if gray had a color this would be it. It has...
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    Re: Future Trends

    Hmm, I'm going to take a long term view of 15 years. The world is getting smaller, the US and Europe are becoming more ethnically homogenized. With that comes exposures to outside ideas on an almost...
  50. Re: Need a recomendation: Dry/Less Sweet Patchouli

    Good thinking, I already own it! ;)

    I'm looking for something which revolves around patchouli though, rather than have it as an ancillary note.
  51. Re: Need a recomendation: Dry/Less Sweet Patchouli

    Thanks for all of the suggestions so far! I'm going to try Etro, Borneo 1834, Hindu Grass and patchouli noir.

    1834 sounds like it might be a winner on multiple fronts. My bottle of New Haarlem is...
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    Re: Scent Synchronization Day - Fall '08!

    Designer: M7, RG

    Niche: Mazzorali Lui
  53. Need a recomendation: Dry/Less Sweet Patchouli

    A question gentlemen: Now that the weather is cooling down and I can wear patchouli without being too cruel to my coworkers, what would you recomend as a good patchouli scent which is rich and more...
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    Re: Your favourite 1980's fragrance?

    Heh well great, I feel like an idiot.

    In that case I will substitute it's kissing cousin : Montana Pour Homme, 1989
  55. Need help finding a scent for my girlfriend

    Good evening ladies, I come to you because I need a hand picking out a scent for my girlfriend as a gift, she just started nursing school and I want to get her a present.

    She doesn't have that...
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    Re: Your favourite 1980's fragrance?

    Oooh, so many to pick from~

    Tiffany for Men
    Trussardi Uomo
    Havana
    Santos
  57. Re: What fragrances start to smell great when you sweat?

    Yet another vote for TdH.

    Also, on my skin Gendarme V and Bvlagri Aqua smell great with some sweat through into the mix.
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    Re: Sex Panther by Odeon

    You spelled Texas wrong.
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    Re: No Magic in Ungaro III

    Bwahah what is cold weather in Miami? 68 degrees? ;)
  60. Re: How many sprays of the these particular fragrances?

    I don't mean to be rude, but in all reality if you are using 8 sprays of anything you are probably smelling so potent that it's offensive.

    I have Bvlgari Aqua and three sprays is plenty, even...
  61. Re: Anyone want to join me for a bit of an experiment:Wearing 1 scent for a week

    Day 3: Ah, today was a better day. I added an extra spray of the juice (up to 3 sprays to the chest now) and it seems like my nose finally woke up. This fragrance is a silliage juggernaut. I would...
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    Re: No Magic in Ungaro III

    Ungaro 3 is one of the fragrances that I've encountered that has a very small window that I enjoy it in. It has to be cold and dreary, either overcast or rainy, especially rainy. Then this fragrance...
  63. Re: Help me identify a scent: Rose,incense, and leather

    I don't think it was Alain Delon, I bought a bottle a few years ago after developing my man-crush on the actor after seeing Le Samouri. On my skin anyway, the rose seemed a brighter,sweeter more...
  64. Re: Help me identify a scent: Rose,incense, and leather

    Figures i'd be screwed on this one. I can tell you what it's not because I've smelled all of these:
    Habit Rouge by Guerlain
    Jako by Lagerfeld
    Oscar for Men by Oscar de la Renta
    Red for Men by...
  65. Help me identify a scent: Rose,incense, and leather

    Let me preface this by saying that I work in the middle of no where, away from a major city. I've never smelled a customer or co-worker wear something that I went ga-ga over, much less want to track...
  66. Re: Anyone want to join me for a bit of an experiment:Wearing 1 scent for a week

    Day 2: This is going to be harder than I thought

    Woke up, could still smell the lingering smell of TdH from the night before on my t-shirt. Showered, shaved, sprayed on my usual 2 sprays and went...
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    Poll: Re: POLL : Best Dior Male Fragrance

    I always worry about longevity and sillage on 'cologne' strength fragrances. Any issues with either?
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    Poll: Re: POLL : Best Dior Male Fragrance

    I voted Eau Noir, one of my staples for cold weather.

    I wanted to love Dior Homme so much, it smells great one other guys but on my skin it just turns too lipstick-feminine. And I have no problem...
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    Re: Peppery, warm mens fragrance

    I'm sort of surprised no one has mentioned Terre D'Hermes yet, it has a very strong warm spicy pepper accord.

    The pepper note in Bulgari Pour Homme Extreme is more prominent but for me it's a...
  70. Re: Anyone want to join me for a bit of an experiment:Wearing 1 scent for a week

    Daily updates are indeed appreciated, whatever thoughts you have regarding the fragrance or fragrances in general that it brings out would be nice!

    Sunday, day 1: Just woke up, showered and washed...
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    Re: Agallocha--Anyone heard of this house?

    It's apparently only available from Paris but the unique thing about the perfumedcourt is that they are willing to order full bottles of anything they can get for you or at least give you contact...
  72. Anyone want to join me for a bit of an experiment:Wearing 1 scent for a week

    I've seen a couple of threads like this over the years so we'll see what happens this time.

    Summer is winding down, at least in my neck of the woods in the US. Terre D' Hermes is in my opinion one...
  73. Re: Which scent got you some male attention/curiosity?

    I've actually gotten compliments from male friends on:
    New Haarlem
    Opium pour homme EDP
    Costume National Scent Intense
    Terre d'hermes
    Burberry Brit
    Bvlgari Pour Homme Extreme
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    Agallocha--Anyone heard of this house?

    I was doing a search on theperfumedcourt for fragrances with oud, and came across this house: Agallocha.

    Two scents struck my eye:

    Agallocha Tedallal Eau de Parfum for Men. Direct from Paris,...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 7 September 08

    One of my top 10, perhaps even to 5 now that I quit smoking and can appreciate it's depth better:

    Eau des Ξles by MPG.

    On the one hand, in my opinion this fragrance is criminally...
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    Re: Best Men's Musk

    Seconding this, the longevity on this is insane. Almost 36 hours later (Busy two days, didn't have time to shower thanks to work) I could still smell it quite easily and so could my coworkers. I...
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    Re: Young man needing signature scent

    If you like lavender and vanilla, I recommend two by Caron:
    The Third Man
    and
    Caron Pour Homme

    Both feature different takes on vanilla and lavender, neither one are common but both are...
  78. Re: Please help me find a sensual incense fragrance for men

    If you haven't heard of them already, go to www.theperfumecourt.com

    They have a reasonable priced sample pack of all of CDGs incense line:
    ...
  79. Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Just because I'm a loose canon that's plays by his own rules I'm going to give my top 5:

    Patchouli
    Vetiver
    Pepper
    Incense
    Musk
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    Sticky: Re: oh my god! you smell INCREDIBLE!

    Hhaha that reminds me of a litmus test joke I use on almost all of my friends male and female!

    Q: What is the best pick up line ever?
    A: Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrances that have made women chase you down

    Thank you as well for your support. I didn't mean to truly insult the Op, rather I honestly meant to highlight what I perceive to be a growing problem. I have no hard feelings towards Madcientist,...
  82. Houses besides Amouage and Montale creating middle eastern style fragrances?

    I'm beginning to sample the various fragrances from Montale and I've had the pleasure of testing an Amouage years ago. To me it seems that there is a very distinct 'flavor' in the fragrances these...
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    Re: SotD .. Saturday 30th August - 2008

    i Profumi di Firenze Muschio Nero EDP

    From The Perfumed Court:

    "Just steps away from the Piazza della Signoria in Florence lies the tiny Spezierie Erboristerie Palazzao Vecchio which houses the...
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    Re: match a frag to the person above . . .

    Funny you should mention that, it was my SOTD yesterday. It's taking me a couple of wears to appreciate it, but this is truly magical stuff.
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrances that have made women chase you down

    I agree,and I wasn't upset when I made my first post in the thread. However two things did make me upset:

    1: Madscientist talking down to me based on post count
    2: The fact he no comment to...
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrances that have made women chase you down

    It is an honor to be in the presence of such a great and mighty forum icon who can gauge my longevity and intelligence based on my post count. I thank you for keeping score, maybe in your efforts to...
  87. Re: Second time wearing Black Aoud---I get it now

    Thank you again for the recommendations. I like the fact that I'm forced to do alot of research to get what I'm looking for here, it makes the eventual triumph even sweeter. My birthday is next...
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrances that have made women chase you down

    Yes but everyday there are 1 to 2 of these same threads over and over and over. How hard would it have been to pose your question in the female compliments thread that is stickied at the top of this...
  89. Re: What is your favorite WINTER/FALL EdC? (

    Wait, if you like cedar, you HAVE to try Lalique Equus. Not too sweet, cedar and spice, EDP, exceptionally well made. One of my winter faves!

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120578.html
  90. Re: Looking for fragrance recommendations......( long )

    Welcome aboard Jester, if you want some good non sweet scents I've got a couple of thoughts for you:

    Versace Black Jeans
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Bulgari Pour Homme Extreme
    Rive Gauche
    Lalique Encre...
  91. Re: What is your favorite WINTER/FALL EdC? (

    If you don't mind me asking Big, what's in your wardrobe now anyway? Because I think you might be trying to overcompensate for your sweet fragrances a little too much if you go for EdCs or skin...
  92. Re: What is your favorite WINTER/FALL EdC? (

    Lol well Musc and L'air would work except for the fact that neither one of them are skin scents, neither one of them are EDCs, and neither one of them are under 100 dollars.

    Scooter: How do you...
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrances that have made women chase you down

    And seriously, do you honestly believe that even if a woman did chase a guy down over his fragrance (something I'd call BS on anyway) that they would chase *you* down even if you bathed in the same...
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    Sticky: Re: Fragrances that have made women chase you down

    I'm sorry, it may be late and I might be getting cranky, but am I the only tired of stupid threads like this?

    On this same page we have a guy asking for the sexiest fragrance, one talking about...
  95. Second time wearing Black Aoud---I get it now

    Have you ever gotten a fragrance that based on the hype here and the ingredients/house name, you thought you'd love instantly but instead it turned into a bit of a letdown? That's how I felt about...
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    Re: match a frag to the person above . . .

    Hell I'll try this, since acceptfacts had the cojones to put up a pic, I'll do the same

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    Student/work in a pharmacy
    Dark/gallows sense of humor
    Sarcastic
    Blunt
    I come across as cold/distant...
  97. Re: Frederic Malle - French Lover: Initial Impressions

    That's interesting because I was just about to post a review of this same scent, I'm working through my perfumedcourt samples.

    On my skin, this is an incense monster, pure and simple. The pimento...
  98. Re: For my fellow science nerds: Black Aoud is an isomer of Voleur De Roses

    Sounds perfect. I don't know if I have a bad batch but the 'Aoud' in Black Aoud seems like a misnomer to me. It's just rose, rose, rose, and a little patchouli on the edge. The longevity and sillage...
  99. For my fellow science nerds: Black Aoud is an isomer of Voleur De Roses

    From wikipedia:

    In chemistry, isomers are compounds with the same molecular formula but different structural formulae[1] Isomers do not necessarily share similar properties unless they also have...
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    Re: Strip Club fragrance

    That might be a bad idea because let's face it, alot of strippers have family issues. And grinding on some guys lap with a boner who smells like Old Spice might remind her a little too much of that...
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