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  1. Re: Has anyone tried L’Occitane Mer & Mistral?

    Thanks for the response guys! I went ahead and ordered Eau des Baux and L'Occitan (original), but I'll seriously consider Mer & Mistral in the future.
  2. Thread: CDG Woods

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    Re: CDG Woods

    I’ve tried 2Man and Wonderwood. Although I found the composition of 2Man to be more interesting, its longevity and sillage is quite weak in my experience. If you read up a bit on 2Man, it appears...
  3. Has anyone tried L’Occitane Mer & Mistral?

    Hi, has anyone here tried the new fragrance by L'Occitane called Mer & Mistral? I'm normally not a huge fan of aquatics, but in the past I've been impressed with the quality of the L'Occitane line,...
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    Fragrances similar to Encre Noire?

    Hey guys, Encre Noire has become my favorite fragrance and I was wondering if you had any recommendations for fragrances that are similar to EN. I bought a sample of Sycomore recently and I like it,...
  5. Thread: Sycomore

    by Akira
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    Re: Sycomore

    Thanks! I was concerned that it would simply be a bottle with a stopper. I guess I am used to hearing about large flacons that do not have an atomizer.
  6. Thread: Sycomore

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    Re: Sycomore

    I have a quick question, the Chanel website describes the smaller size container as a collectible 2.5 oz. flacon. Does that mean it does not have a sprayer on top?
  7. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Hi guys, I apologize for the very late follow-up. I’ve owned Havana for a few months now and have been able to try it a number of times. I like the fragrance a lot. It is very spicy (at least at...
  8. Poll: Re: Which Comme des Garçons Serie3 : Incense is your favourites ? --Multiple answers--

    Avignon and Zagorsk are my favorites, although I wish Zagorsk had better longevity on me. Kyoto definitely has a meditative quality to it that I really like. It is definitely worth trying them all.
  9. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Well... after trying three more Macy's and a Norstrom with no luck I decided to order Aramis Havana. I really tried to find a place to test it, but alas I had no luck. This will be my first blind...
  10. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Thanks for the pointer, but I actually already called my local Macy's and unfortunately they do not carry it. They said other Macy's stores might have it :(

    I wasn't really looking for a...
  11. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Thank you all for the input. A lot of contrasting opinions on this one (but I guess you could say this for most scents). Still am unsure. I do enjoy the smell of celery by the way, lol. When you guys...
  12. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Bark, when you say Pipe Tobacco do you mean like Fumerie Turque? Also, pardon my lack of understanding, but when you say, "Like Prego, it's in there," are you saying indeed there is a tobacco scent...
  13. Re: Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'm going to go order it today.




    Hehe, that's funny. Indeed I initially wrote, "I don't like sweet, synthetic smelling scents" in my original post, but...
  14. Would I like Aramis Havana? Likes and dislikes inside...

    Hi, I'm seriously contemplating buying this fragrance blind as it is getting great reviews and yet I can't find a sample of it anywhere nearby or online! I'm quite wary of buying blind (even though...
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    Re: How does everybody Spray their Colognes?

    It completely depends on the circumstances as others have said: what scent you are using, where you are going/the intended effect, your skin, etc.

    Depending on the frag, I might use only 2 sprays...
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    Re: Tiffany for Men, EDC, EDP or Parfum?

    I ended up contacting Tiffany & Co. based on another member's suggestion and they sent me samples of their Cologne and Sport Cologne. Very nice samples indeed! As numerous others have mentioned,...
  17. Re: Package left out in the cold. Is the fragrance alright???

    Just wore it today. Everything seems to be fine. Thanks again for the responses! The fragrance is as I remember it when I originally got a sample over a year ago. The sillage is okay, but the...
  18. Re: Package left out in the cold. Is the fragrance alright???

    Thanks for the input guys! I'm just a bit worried that perhaps the frag started to freeze in the 2-3 hours it was outside.. After all, it is below freezing and Avignon is only 50ml.
  19. Package left out in the cold. Is the fragrance alright???

    Hi, I was on break at work today checking my email when I saw that I had received a UPS notification that my package containing CdG Avignon from BH had arrived. I ordered it for my birthday....
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    Re: Today I bought - December 2009

    Finally ordered this. I tried it well over a year ago and loved it. I just hope the scent has the good sillage and excellent longevity that my small dab on sample has....

    Avignon...
  21. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Bought a mini of Bulgari Black and then M7
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    Re: Fragrance for Surgery.

    Good luck with the surgery. Surgery is often a scary thing (hell, I always feel nervous just going to the doctor), but seriously.... what fragrance for surgery!?? I would definitely advise none....
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    Re: Today I bought ** November 2009 **

    Just bought Encre Noire from parfum1 after trying an Aedes sample a number of times. My first purchase in months!
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    Poll: Re: Encre Noir or Vetiver?

    I just wore Encre Noire for the 3rd time and my thoughts regarding the frag are similar. While I like the drydown, my favorite part by far is the opening 20-30 minutes. You described it perfectly, it...
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    Re: Why did you choose your Basenotes name?

    Oh man, Ghost in the Shell is great!


    Akira is good too. Whenever I think of that movie all I can think of is...


    Tetsuoooooo!

    Kaneddddaaaaa!
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    Re: Why did you choose your Basenotes name?

    It's my name, lol http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1453/77359675.gif



    Seriously though, I'm kinda surprised by how many people go by their real names here. I don't find this to be true of most...
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    Rive Gauche pour Homme
    Bulgari Black
    Gucci Pour Homme I
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    Re: thoughts on Egoiste

    Like an old sweater that keeps getting warmer with age, you can count on Folger's coffee to start your day. :D
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    Not to be "that guy", but the picture shown at least is not that of L'Instant Extreme. Do you think they just were too lazy to show a picture of the EDP bottle with the black?
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    Re: I need help purchasing a new winter scent

    I think Bulgari Black is a good suggestion. I agree that while it is unisex, it is definitely more masculine.

    M7 is also a solid cold weather frag. I like Himalaya too for cool weather.
  31. Thread: Encre Noir

    by Akira
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    Re: Encre Noir

    So I ended up ordering some samples from Aedes. I just received my package today. Nice, fast shipping - I only had to wait maybe 4 days from when I placed my order.

    I'm still a little sick still...
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    There are actually a number of threads pertaining to the search for L'instant EDP.
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=230502&highlight=l%27instant+extreme...
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    Re: Frag for Metallica Gig

    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/8674/2iha5xe.gif

    Haha! Win.



    I would personally go with M7. Whenever I head to a metal concert I generally go with M7 or at least something dark and...
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    Re: L'Instant PH EDP: Compliments, Suddenly!

    +1

    I think a lot of us are encountering this problem
  35. Thread: Encre Noir

    by Akira
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    Re: Encre Noir

    The more I read about Encre Noire the more I want to try it. I had been concerned for quite some time due to all the comparisons to TdH by Hermes (which I did not care for at all). However, reading...
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    Poll: Re: Was L'Anarchiste a big disappointment ?

    I liked L'Anarchiste from the start, but not so much that it had me wanting a whole bottle. It is indeed a strange, but I think it's a great fall scent. It manages to be citrusy, metallic, and minty!...
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    Re: What fragrances are you considering for purchase?

    Currently debating between Gucci Pour Homme 1 and CdG Avignon (I have samples of both). It seems to be extremely hard to find a store that has Guerlain L'instant Extreme pour Homme so I've pretty...
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    Re: Fragrance for the Uninitiated

    That's an interesting question. I have often wondered about this. A lot of people know about Armani and Gucci frags, but I can honestly say I have never met anyone outside of a SA that knew about...
  39. Re: When the shower gel is bettah than the juice itself...

    Just ordered the Mugler Cologne shower gel from Beauty Encounter after reading numerous positive comments from multiple threads. I like the Edt, but prefer Creed's OV a bit more. Still it is a very...
  40. Re: Most reputable store online to buy creed. Neimans doesn't have one I want

    Any chance someone could answer my question about the freshness of GIT from beauty encounter? The 4 oz size of GIT and says "Hot 100," which makes me think that if you order GIT from them then it...
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    Re: Reliable Creed discounter?

    Hi, you might want to check out these threads:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=229795&highlight=buying+creed+online

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=207117

    ...
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    Re: Any designer frags with INTENSE strength?

    Man, I opened this thread ready to say Angel Men and M7, but low and behold you began the thread by mentioning them. The two other designer fragrances that are INTENSE and that immediately come to...
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    Re: What *one* fragrance give you the most longevity?

    Just one? Hmmmm... that's difficult. I'm actually not sure. My guess would be Black Aoud. That can last 12-24 hours on me. I have pretty dry skin. Otherwise it would be M7, Angel Men, or Avignon. But...
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    Re: Where to Purchase L'Instant Eau Extreme

    Hi, I'm afraid I never actually called them. Car problems in addition to some band equipment that needed replacing caused me to wait on it. I realize I could have still called and I know this sounds...
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    Re: Where to Purchase L'Instant Eau Extreme

    Hi, don't know how helpful this will be, but you might want to check out this thread concerning the search for the EDP version:
    ...
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    Re: I love Mugler Cologne.

    I got a sample from Sephora a few months ago and wasn't blown away, but certainly didn't mind it. Perhaps I will try it again now that it is very hot. I didn't find the longevity or sillage to be...
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    Re: Least appropriate summer fragrance?

    I opened this thread thinking Pi (terrible year round) or Bois du Portugal, but now that I think about it, Angel Men would be horrendous on a really hot and humid day.
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    Re: My date came over last night and.....

    Heh, great story. I probably would have been like WTF too.





    Agreed, I haven't met one woman (or guy) who doesn't like AdG. Admittedly, it was one of the first frags I encountered in...
  49. Re: Most reputable store online to buy creed. Neimans doesn't have one I want

    I've ordered regular designer frags from BeautyEncounter and had no problems. Oddly enough, I never thought to do a search for Creeds. Maybe I'll try ordering from them. They don't have a 4 oz size...
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    Re: How long a 3.4 ounce bottle lasts used daily?

    You said it! That has got to be one of the most intense vanilla frags I have ever smelled. Truly horrible stuff, lol.
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    Re: How long a 3.4 ounce bottle lasts used daily?

    I REALLY hope you are joking.
  52. Re: Zagorsk, how is it in terms of sillage and longevity?

    I recently tried a sample of Zagorsk for the first time. I get ok longevity, maybe 5-6 hours. The sillage, at least on my skin, was pretty poor. After maybe an hour it was hard to detect. Avignon has...
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    Re: What are your favorite fragrances on a woman?

    BlackCat, take a look at this thread by 3xasif :)

    A lot of good suggestions



    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=212030
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    Re: L´Instant PH Eau Extreme

    I know! Debenhams seemed so promising. It definitely strikes me as a bit odd that they won't ship internationally. I would greatly appreciate it if you could keep your eye out. Thanks again for your...
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    Re: L´Instant PH Eau Extreme

    Thank you for the suggestions. Unfortunately, the Planet Parfum site doesn't appear to have an English language option.

    The English Debenhams site looked great, but when I added L'instant Extreme...
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    Re: Inexpensive variant of Avignon?

    I've noticed this too! I've been wanting to buy Avignon for a number of months now. It is definitely one of my favorite scents, and the longevity is great. It seems one of the best ways to go was to...
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    Re: L´Instant PH Eau Extreme

    I noticed that the Guerlain French site has L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Extreme, but I can't find it on the English site (in part because the site doesn't seem to be working properly). Could you...
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    Re: How many sprays of Rive Gauche?

    For some reason Rive Gauche doesn't last well on my skin (perhaps it is the dryness?). Anyway, I generally use about 3-4 sprays. Maybe one to the chest, one to the neck, and half a spray to each...
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    Re: Help! Seeking Guerlain L'Instant Extreme

    Any update? :)





    If you don't mind me asking, how exactly does one order straight from Guerlain? Maybe it's just my computer but the Guerlain website seems to be a bit messed up at the...
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    Re: Do you spray in front of a __mirror__ ?

    This thread thread brings tears to my eyes *sniff* Simply brilliant!




    I think this quote basically summarizes this thread.

    When I first saw the thread starter's post I was like WTF?...
  61. Re: Nightcap fragrance: Do you wear a fragranc to bed?

    Search function might be useful in the future :)

    This was posted just last month
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=225836
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    Re: What's your desired range?

    As others have said, within arms reach or perhaps 2-3 feet. I would like someone to be able to smell the frag when they are hugging me or perhaps catch a small whiff as they are passing by. If you...
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    Re: Wearing a scent to sleep?

    Occasionally I'll spritz or dab something on before hitting the hay. GIT smells damn good in the morning. Avignon and Kyoto are solid choices as well. I find them rather calming and meditative.
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    Re: Antaeus old versus new

    I've only tried the new version, but was impressed with it. Solid longevity and sillage. I too find a strong beeswax note. I'm definitely eager to try the original formulation though. The description...
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    Re: Star Trek Fragrances

    Another Star Trek fan here. I love TNG and DS9 in particular. I really hope the new movie is good. Nemesis was simply atrocious. I definitely have to try these although I don't have high hopes for...
  66. Re: While we're talking about stores - what percentage do you think you buy online?

    Same here. I mean, come on, Bulgari Black locally for $72!!!? Really?........... REALLY?
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    Re: Confused about Caron Third Man

    Ruggles, thanks for providing the useful comparison. I have only been able to try the recent version of 3rd Man. It still seems to be a solid fragrance. Nonetheless, it greatly bothers how Caron...
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    Re: Creed Bois de Portugal

    Had the same experience! This frag really does smell different when sampled from a vial. I'm not sure whether or not I prefer the scent dabbed or sprayed. It is one of the longer lasting Creeds in my...
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    Re: Creed smell-alikes

    I really wanna try Nicolai's New York after reading Luca Turin's book where he says it is both "cheaper and vastly better." Bois du Portugal is easily one of my top 3 favorite fragrances. It does...
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    Re: Houses With the Ugliest Bottles

    While not really ugly, the appearance of some of the CDG bottles really bugs me. The incense series could have had really cool, unique bottles that reflected their locale. Instead, they went for a...
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    Re: cheap masterpieces

    Bulgari Black. Excellent frag that can be had quite cheap.
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    Re: Dior Homme Vs Gucci Envy

    As others have pointed out, if you like it, wear it. I generally think of the basenotes community as pretty open minded. Many forum members here have both male and female scents. The popularity of...
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    Re: SOTD, 13th Jan, Tueday

    Tiffany for Men. I wish this frag was a bit less powdery.





    I love the shower gel! I might actually like it more than the M7 edt. Is M7 Fresh just like the shower gel?
  74. Re: In which chain store might I find M7 and Bulgari Black?

    I've never seen M7 at a chain store, but I've seen Bulgari Black in the men's section of a Sephora.
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    Re: Quick Bulgari Black Question!

    Thanks for the words of caution. I do however take my time in choosing fragrances. I've owned a mini of BB for over half a year and never used it more than 2 days in a row. In between I used various...
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    Re: Quick Bulgari Black Question!

    Thanks for the input guys! I think I'll probably go with Amazon. $33 is pretty hard to beat. Not even Beauty Counter or Fragrance Net can match that. I just hope it is indeed new stock. Some comments...
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    Sticky: Re: Any places give away free samples?

    Agreed! They are really friendly and last time I was there they literally said I could come back anytime and get as many samples as I want. Don't expect to find any Creed, Lutens, CDG, etc. though
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    Quick Bulgari Black Question!

    Hi, I've had a Bulgari Black mini for awhile and have contemplated buying a full bottle (or puck) for quite some time. However, I have read many threads about the horrible spray mechanism on the 2.5...
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    Re: Bulgari Black vs. Armani Code

    I find Armani Code has a bit better longevity and sillage on my skin. However, I find Bulgari Black to be a much more interesting scent. I consider Armani Code to be a well-made, but somewhat boring...
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    Re: Understanding Creed

    Man, I am amazed by how unpopular Tabarome Millesime is on these boards. The opening blast of ginger can be overwhelming, but the drydown is a amazing IMO.

    That said, my favorite scent from Creed...
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    Re: Bulgari Black Question

    An excellent post. Also, I definitely agree, some people seem to find the vanilla very prominent or even cloying and some detect mostly rubber and very little vanilla. I'm the latter.
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    Re: Overpowering top notes with great drydown ?

    Agreed. The ginger is overpowering at first, but the dry down is solid.
  83. Thread: Caron Anarchist

    by Akira
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    Re: Caron Anarchist

    If I were to describe L'Anarchiste in one word, I would say "autumn." I wouldn't recommend blind-buying the scent as there seem to be widely varying interpretations of how it smells.

    I think...
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    Re: Tiffany's for Men: Have I missed something?

    I noticed on the website that Tiffany for Men is listed as a "cologne." Did there used to be an EDT? Or is the current version in fact an EDT?
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    Great scent. Unfortunately, at least on my skin, the longevity is horrible. I also only get around 2-4 hours, which makes buying the scent out of the question. I'm curious to try Gucci Pour Homme I...
  86. Thread: Sephora: A Story

    by Akira
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    Re: Sephora: A Story

    Cool story and congrats! I was actually at Sephora the other day. The people there were pretty nice and willing to make samples which is cool. I do agree though that the SA's don't seem to know a...
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    Re: Frags that at first you "dismissed"

    Tabarome Millesime by Creed

    I hated this at first. It smelled stinky and off. It didn't help that there were a lot of so-so and negative reviews here on basenotes. However, after about 8 months I...
  88. Thread: YSL M7 yuck!

    by Akira
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    Re: YSL M7 yuck!

    Interesting update: I tried the M7 shower gel and I gotta say... I think I like it a little more than the EDT. I still like the EDT, but it is almost too much of a good thing. The shower gel has a...
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    Hair Style: Christian Bale in American Psycho

    Hi, this may sound like a funny request, but does anyone have any advice for how I could attain a similar hair style to Christian Bale's in the film American Psycho? I'm a big fan of his style in the...
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    Re: Reformulate or Die!

    I can't help but feel somewhat annoyed and betrayed when a company reformulates a frag. I've only gotten into fragrances in the last couple of years, but I already feel annoyed when I read about such...
  91. Re: Tried many frags. Not sure what to try now. Need advice!

    Hi, just a final update. I tried each fragrance twice.

    Favorites

    CdG - Avignon: Amazing. I must get this. It's so dark, somber, brooding, and masculine. It's like rolling around in an ancient...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Mugler Cologne

    Excellent. Thank you. I've been debating whether or not to get Himalaya or Bois du Portugal from scentiments. It kinda bothers me that they rub out the date on the box and bottles. I wonder if anyone...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Mugler Cologne

    You know, from reading a lot of the feedback on this forum, it seems that the cheaper Creeds found at scentiments are genuine and usually not old. Doesn't seem like a bad idea :)
  94. Thread: Antaeus

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    Re: Antaeus

    Thanks! It just seems weird that so many places like Fragrancenet, BeautyEncounter, Scentiments, etc. seem to either not carry it or it will say out of stock (and they never get it back in stock)
  95. Thread: Antaeus

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    Re: Antaeus

    Just wondering, from where did you purchase it from? I'm actually having some trouble finding a good online store that has the standard 3.4 oz EDT.
  96. Thread: Egoiste VS PI.

    by Akira
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    Re: Egoiste VS PI.

    Egoiste is WAY better than Pi IMO. I tried to like Pi but it struck me as little more than overwhelming sickly sweet vanilla as someone else put it. Egoiste is also considerable more complex, the...
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    Re: Magno Soap and Shower Gel: Online?

    I normally try ebay for Magno. A good place to try is the Soap Opera

    http://www.thesoapopera.com/cgi-bin/scart.cgi/LT-60721.php3?scartid=5338324

    $2.75 a bar

    One full case of 48 bars for...
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    Re: The "safe" (boring) fragances..

    Yeah, when I first tried Armani Code, I remember thinking that it would make a good office scent
  99. Re: How many sprays of the these particular fragrances?

    Haha! That was perfect! http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/rimshot.gif


    In all seriousness though I agree with the other posters in that you should probably never use more than 3-4...
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    Re: bulgari black question

    If that's true, that's great. Bulgari Black comes up frequently in discussions about terrible spray mechanisms.

    Example thread ...
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