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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    Well.. I am talking about the recent BN and youtube hype. It will be forgotten by this time next year, and there will be a new "panty dropper" fad.
  2. Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    There's just way too many to name.
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    Does anyone own a 1.7 Lanvin Avant Garde, and find it to be smaller than marked?
  4. Re: Emporio Armani Lui ... talk me into/out of blind buying it

    I love this stuff.. it's a masculine mossy fragrance yet contemporary and casual. Very very versatile. I can't quite think of anything that smells even remotely like it. Maybe a little tiny bit like...
  5. Re: Jacques Fath Pour L'Homme - anything else?

    Yes, a very nice fragrance, with outstanding longevity too. I don't really know anything like it. Its got a sophisticated type of vanilla smell, I think it may be combined with lavender and iris too....
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    Re: Dunhill Icon - thoughts?

    Nice, thanks for the input! Dunhill has been a hit or miss house for me, I have tried a lot from their line. Despite many of my reviews being neutral (I tend to avoid negative reviews, because it's...
  7. Re: Demeter has 4 tobacco fragrances. Can anyone recommend the best one?

    I've only tried Pipe Tobacco, and I wasn't thrilled with it. I don't remember much, it did smell natural, but I think it may have been more sweet than anything.

    If you want a good tobacco...
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    Re: Holy Moly - CH Men Carolina Herrera

    I just finished my decant of this and I am kind of craving it again. Although I will not give in to a fragrance that I know I am only gonna wear for about a week straight, and then never wear it...
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    Ah here we go lol
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    Ya that definitley makes sense. The Montale bottles are thin aluminum, so there would a lot more room in there. This even more so validates how the thicker glass bottles (like Encre Noire, and the...
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    Re: Bill Blass Mr Blass

    Although I loved this at first and it reminded me of Escada pH.. overtime that feeling faded, and I couldn't get much more out of Mr Blass than an overly heavy, thick leather note, with a synthetic...
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    Re: Best scents for younger guys ?

    Seduction in Black is a good cheapie.
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    Skimping on bottles..

    Ever blind buy a bottle, you get it, and the bottle size feels smaller than marked?

    Recently I blind bought a 50 ml Avant Garde (Lanvin), and it just doesn't feel like 1.7 oz. Not in my hand, not...
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    I really don't wanna spend $55+ on a blind buy. I will probably post int he fragrances wanted forum, and see if someone wants to trade a decant.
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    Just realized I have tried Ungaro III, and it reminded me of Zino, which I didn't like one bit.
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    Thanks guys. I am gonna check out Potion Black, Ungaro III, and perhaps Tea Rose. Potion Black really sound sup my alley, but looks hard to find.
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    Re: Sung Homme at Marshall's for $6.99

    Definitely a good deal. Sung Homme is a projection monster to say the least. Smell itself.. not something I would wear very often, if at all. I have a more limited selection of old school...
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    Re: Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    I tried a sample of Amor pH years ago, and didn't get much, if any rose from it.



    Again not much rose in this one for me.. too much of an all over the place synthetic blob of a scent.. not my...
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    Men's designer rose under $40.00?

    My search for a men's rose fragrance continues. After being disappointed with everything I have tried thus far. Declaration d'Un Soir which I am now stuck with unless I can swap or sell it -- mostly...
  20. Re: Suggestion request : Citrus-aromatic-woody for spring and autumn

    Cartier Declaration could work.
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    Burberry London reformulated?

    So recently I picked up a back up bottle of Burberry London. I was a bit skeptical because when I held the bottle to the light, I saw pieces of crap floating around in there. I looked at my other...
  22. Re: Can anyone help me identify this male fragrance?

    Kind of looks like If Jeans by Sorelle Fontana. My dad had a bottle of this int he early 90s.
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    Vince Camuto Solare

    Has anyone tried this? I saw it on the Macy's site and in the store, just got back from Macy's. They also had a new Donald Trump fragrance that actually smelled pretty good (on the test strip)

    As...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Ya so wearing this again today, and it totally smells like vomit in the opening when I take a whiff from a few inches off the skin. It smells like zesty orange for the post part when it radiates in...
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    Re: Really like Cuba Gold.

    Cuba Red is nice too, very very spicy, but very short lasting as well for something that opens up so powerful. A spicier version of the already spicy Cigar (Remy Latour). Gold is definitley the best...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    It actually kind of smells like vomit to some degree, I think from the type of orange note used. I really like the dry down actually.. my favorite part for sure. Reminds me of Al Rehab Choco Musk,...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    Ok, so I got my sample of this, and have it on my arm right now, and to me, it has the core of B*Men more than anything. The patchouli isn't as dark, it's almost more of coffee smell.

    Now the...
  28. Re: Cool Water and Aspen are interchangable?

    I definitley concur with Aspen being much more green than CW. A true fragrance connoisseur should notice the difference between GIT, CW, and Aspen.
  29. Does anyone use the "pick something random to wear" wardrobe feature?

    I was just wondering. I totally forgot this existed. This is cool for guys with bigger wardrobes. I used it today and it selected A&F Fierce.. probably one of my least favorites in my collection, so...
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    Re: Really like Cuba Gold.

    This is Le Male - perfected. No sickening synthetic mint note. A darker feel. Beast projection and longevity. I mean.. 10 bucks gets you 3.3 ounces of this stuff.. it's about the best 10 bucks you...
  31. Re: What's the most uncommon large fragrance bottle you've ever owned or heard of?

    I heard the 1000 ml Fahrenheit was a dummy bottle too.
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    Re: What is This Fahrenheit?

    The box looks like the original. Cap looks darker than the original slate bluish grey cap. Fahrenheit's appearance has been changed more times than the formulations, but your bottle is definitley an...
  33. Re: Kenzo Homme Boisee - is it right for me?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kenzo-Homme-Boisee-for-Men-5ml-Sample-Fast-Free-Shipping-/111585755856?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19fb0782d0

    Not a great deal for 5 ml, but it sure as hell beats blind...
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    Poll: Re: poll: Bvlgari fragrances

    I wasn't too impressed when I tried Man, although I did like the dry down, as I remember it being either sandalwood or cedarwood heavy, very soothing, and reminded me of Declaration, but not as...
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    Re: Best alternative to L'eau d'Issey

    L'eau d'Issey, although not a personal favorite for me, is definitley up there in terms of performance.. the stuff lasts all day, and projects pretty well for the most part of it. I've come across a...
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    Re: Best Cheap Spring Fragrances

    A few Spring personal favorites that are cheap:

    Burberry London (I wear this year round, and it does very nicely in Spring too)
    Curve Chill (light and soapy)
    Al Rehab Silver (already...
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    Re: Best Cheap Spring Fragrances

    Personally I didn't care for it at all. Though I will give credit where it's due, especially for a Jovan brand, it smells pretty high quality, and has excellent longevity. To me, it mostly smelled...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    I have some samples on the way from the Mugler circle, looking forward to trying this and sharing my opinions.
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    Rich, please post an update when you get Pure Leather, if it's as full as DHI, if so, I'll assume all their bottles marked "half" - whatever are mostly full, and the spending spree shall begin. xD
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    Re: Envy For Men Gucci Alternative

    I agree with St Dupont Signature like Bigsly recommends, although it may be too spicy. Another one that has some aspects of Envy, but without that powder and lavender Is Jacomo Aura. Also Aura is...
  41. Re: Aromatic Citrus or Fougere Fragrance Suggestion

    Although I haven't tried it yet, Eau de Rochas is said to be a great one.
  42. [USA] Re: Valentino V - 1.6 oz - 70% full - Very Rare

    bump
  43. Re: Pick one of your favorite colognes and describe it to a "newbie" in one sentence

    Sometimes I wanna do this. Surprisingly there are lots and lots of people who are just average Joe's who read the fragrance reviews on BN. One of my friends said "I read this review on this basenotes...
  44. Re: Are ANY of the James Bond 007 colognes worth bothering to sniff, much less own?

    I've only tried the original, and the blue bottle Ocean Royale briefly. One of the, can't remember which, I tried on a test strip. I found the blue bottled one to more aquatic. I think maybe it was...
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    Re: Which fragrance to spend $150 on?

    Just google fragnet coupon codes. There is always some type of promo with them.
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    Re: Grey Flannel - Why the dislike?

    I too hated it at first, but after trying it more and more, it grew on me a little bit, still not a fan though. As for the smell, I think the dry down is actually not too bad, reminds me of a green...
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    thanks guys I think i will buy Aseel, and Khaliji
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    Re: Best Al Rehab's?

    Bump.. anything?
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    Re: Best single-note gourmand?

    Molinard Vanille

    It's pretty much just vanilla, sweet but not cloying. Can be found for very reasonable prices.
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    I feel naked without a fragrance on. I keep my more empty bottles in the car, or in decant atomizers, like 5-10 ml or so. I have a mini wardrobe of about 10 choices in the car!
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    Best Al Rehab's?

    Considering blind buying a bunch of the roll ons. A few things.. I am not keen on oud, and I am not fond of floral notes, unless they are somewhat masculine. i am however very fond of rose, and even...
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    Re: "niche" similar to CK Eternity?

    Many will disagree but I do feel this. Cool Water gets compared to Wings sometimes. Wings smells similar to Eternity. Cool Water gets compared to GIT often. See where I am going.

    The first time I...
  53. Re: Knock off scents that are actually better than original

    I'm assuming Cuba Gold was attempting to knock off Le Male, I prefer Gold to Le Male because it doesn't have that obnoxious synthetic mint note.
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    I agree, but this one leaves me with some excitement, because from the one screenshot, you could see, fern top notes, and spicy notes. I love the smell of fern, and I love spicy notes, so if done...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama Island Life ?

    Has anybody tried this or found it anywhere yet? The bottle is pretty awesome.. still not much info on this, haven't seen it anywhere, or heard anything about it.
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    It was probably the Capitaine Collector bottles. Ultra isn't due in the states yet. Very little info on this, I saw something very brief on it on nstperfume too.
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    New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    Not much info on this around the internet, said to be a spicier version of Le Male.. here is what I have on it.
    ...
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    Re: Top 10 Least Worn?

    I should, I really love it too, probably my favorite from the house. It's hard to wear in Florida humidity.
  59. Re: NEW - Light Blue Swimming in Lipari Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme

    Starting to remind me of the old Tommy Bahama line.

    Also used to own the original Light Blue, vintage, with the non shiny cap, and got rid of it because it was so boring. I also used to have, and...
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    Top 10 Least Worn?

    For those of you with bigger collections, say 50+ bottles. What are your 10 least worn?

    I have around 160 or so bottles now after minimizing a bit, and my 10 least worn are:

    Ferrari Silver...
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    Re: Best A&F Fierce Copy?

    Mont Blanc Legend smells like a mix of Fierce and Curve, it's actually pretty nice, and doesn't have any of those cheapy chemical odors. I have a bottle of Fierce I got for really cheap during a sale...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Slumberhouse Norne

    One of the best men's frags ever made!
  63. [USA] Valentino V - 1.6 oz - 70% full - Very Rare

    After a buyer on Ebay never paid for his winning bid, I have decided to take the listing off Ebay and try to swap it on here, since I am just gonna use the money I get on frags anyways. :2vrolijk_08:...
  64. Re: Bottega Veneta Pour Homme Extreme ~ new fragrance

    Today I was at Nordstroms smelling some niche stuff, when I stumbled onto this. I got a small sample, and I have to say, this is pretty good stuff. It kind of sucks because they didn't have the...
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    If that were the case, there wouldn't be a sales/swap board.. :shocked:
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    Re: Youtube Reviewers.............

    Ya it is pretty unfortunate. I guess it's just the new generation. I would love to see people review Azzaro pour Homme, Rive Gauche, Havana, Polo, and stuff like that; but lets be honest, without...
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    Re: Scent gets you NEGATIVE compliments

    Negative compliment, that's an oxymoron.

    Did you mean negative comments?
  68. Re: What Tom Ford scent smells closest to Aventus?

    Heh, nothing. Closest would be Azure Lime, and that smells nothing like Aventus too. xD
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    Re: Axe Dark Temptation??

    Doesn't smell like either to me either. I really don't get some of the comparisons people make, like New Harlem to Rochas Man, and Animale Animale to A*Men, or any of its flankers. Rochas man...
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    Re: Describe Musc Ravageur

    Overdose of cloves, boring simplistic dry down. Extremely overrated, and very overpriced.
  71. Re: Avon Tomorrow for Him opinions needed

    Not big on Avon stuff, most of their stuff has a cheap chemical smell to it. However Tomorrow didn't and smelled quite high quality. I agree with the comparison to Rochas Man, although it was a bit...
  72. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Hmm last bottle I finished was Gap No 655 Blue. It was a half oz bottle, and I purchased it probably around last August. Not a mind blowing fragrance, but a simple citrus with poor longevity, but I...
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    Green Tea isn't very sweet, but it isn't bitter either, it's subtle, and kind of smells like Arizona Green Tea.
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    I wish I got the projection and longevity that you got with this, because it does smell fantastic!
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    Ahh gotcha. Well Jo Malone has some good ones, but even though they are titled with 1, 2 or 3 notes, they usually have much more, plus a lot of chemicals that allow them to last and project.

    Now...
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    Does simple favorite mean like a 2 or 3 note fragrance, or does it mean a frag that just smells simple?

    If it's just something that smells simple, or linear too, my pick would be CK Be.
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    Also, Swiss Army Forest has an awesome pine opening, with a very heavy dose of lemon, once the lemon dies down some, it's a rather synthetic smelling pine note, but it still smells damn good. Problem...
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    +1 on Itasca, still kind of bummed I swapped my bottle away. Great bottle too. It just didn't last more than 2 hours on me, so it wasn't worth owning. Others get amazing longevity, but not on me :(
    ...
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    I had a bottle of this and swapped it. Didn't get much, if any pine from it. More a sweet resinous fragrance, despite what notes are listed.
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    Re: Tell me about Dunhill fragrances

    Dunhill makes niche like fragrances with designer appeal imo. What I mean is that they take risks, which is the reason a lot of their stuff can be found at reduced prices online and in discount...
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    Re: A Vetiver for summer

    +1 on the He Wood line, although they all possess a certain inky note, that could be a deteriorate for a Summer fragrance.
  82. Re: fragrances that don't smell like fragrances

    Dirty English. I like the smell, but it doesn't smell right to wear. Also, Habit Rouge for Men, although a beloved scent for many, to me it smells like straight up bergamot oil, and I do not wanna...
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    Re: A Vetiver for summer

    Atelier Bois Blonds. Very nice citrus/vetiver combo, very underrated. It is kind of pricey which is a downside, but it really does well in heat, plus it lasts forever, and projects well.

    Also,...
  84. Re: Fragrance that smells like Coconut Cookies?

    I highly recommend checking out Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge. Because unlike all these other coconut recommendations, it doesn't have the tropical vibe, rather it goes the gourmand route. Yes it is a...
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    As for the OP's question. To be honest, I haven't found anything that is extremely versatile, long lasting, is unique and gets compliments. I think Burberry London might be it, if it projected more,...
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    TdH is probably one of the most controversial fragrances out there. Granted its performance is pretty indisputable though. To me, it smells like oranges gone bad for most of the time. Now the EDP is...
  87. Poll: Re: YSL L'Homme vs Gucci Pour Homme II vs Prada Luna Rossa Extreme

    L'homme would work great for your criteria. Also, not sure what part of the world you live in but if you have access to Amazon, or another fragrance discounter, you could easily find the big 6.7 oz...
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    Re: Thinking of Incense....

    Recently I've been sampling Versace Man, and once the saffron dies off, it has a pretty nice incense dry down, very well done for a designer fragrance. Also reminds me of the more recently talked...
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    Re: natural smelling woody designers

    Cartier Declaration
    Tommy Bahama (original release)
    Quiksilver (grapefruit and sandalwood, has amazing natural sandalwood note)
    Kanon Norwegian Wood (more on the sweet side which is why people...
  90. Re: Looking for something like Hanae Mori HM...but different...

    If you find Code too sweet, don't even bother with the Seduction in Black recommendation.. it's pretty sweet, a slightly more aquatic take on Code.

    I would maybe consider Opium by YSL, lots of...
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    Re: Another Spicebomb Query...

    I believe it was either reformulated, or an issue with testers or something. I too have some experience with this one.

    About a year ago I ordered a tester bottle int he 3.4 oz size, because I...
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    Re: Fragrancenet and half full bottles.

    So you paid that much for a half full bottle? For less than 20 bucks more you can get a FULL 3.4 oz bottle brand new off Amazon.
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    Re: Boss Bottled Intense (2015.)

    Oh god. The original version already gives me a headache, if this is gonna be more intense, I better stay far far away.
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    Re: Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit 32?

    Easy, Fahrenheit.

    Both can be difficult fragrances to wear, but 32 is just straight up weird.
  95. Re: Bogart Story Red and Story Blue initial impressions

    Both of these are pretty boring. I found the red one the more interesting of the two though. I acquired the double sample back for very cheap, and ended up selling them with a huge lot of samples....
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    Re: Fragrance Sales

    Well, I used to work at Macy's from 2004-2006, in the beauty department (fragrances, cosmetics, grooming, etc) and all that we had were quarter statistics of what sold the most. Pretty much...
  97. Re: A rare day, smelled something on somebody.. guess what it was..

    I see that now.
  98. Re: Kokorico or/or neither Kokorico by Night?

    Night is wayyyyyyy better.

    The original is hard to wear, for me. A dry dusty cocoa and patchouli mix, a slight fruitiness from the fig, but overall it wasn't sweet, rather bittersweet. Niche...
  99. Re: A rare day, smelled something on somebody.. guess what it was..

    Just wanted to say that be careful if you pull the trigger on this, I am only finding the regular version, and not the Extreme version anywhere; the bottles look very similar. Uggh I should have...
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    Re: Looking for fruity fragrances

    Hanae Mori HM
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