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  1. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    Although I wore fragrances back in college, it was purchasing a bottle of AdP Colonia about 8 years ago that sent me down the rabbit hole.
  2. Re: Which one of these would you want the most in your collection?

    Yup!
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    I know you've said you don't really keep boxes, but that one? Waaaay to nice to be tossed out!!
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Thank you VERY much for this, Sniffers!
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    So glad this one made the cut. I, too, blind bought M Generation, and should be showing up on the doorstep any day now.
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Hope it finds a good home! :)
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    Re: Lily Direct X-mas Specials!

    Thank you muchly!

    No affiliation, but LilyDirect is probably my favorite online shop. Great prices (without coupons), and cheap & fast shipping. Excellent company.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Superb stuff, sir. :thumbsup:
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Great idea for a thread, BB, and the give-aways are a spectacular idea. Very, very cool of you.

    If you haven't given it a try yet, look into Lalique's Hommage a l'Homme. I absolutely love this...
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    Re: Ready... Set... GO!!

    Yes! Although some say it's been reformulated for the worse.
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    Re: Beautyhabit 20% Discount

    Thank you, sir!
  12. Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Sounds great, sir! Thanks for the response. :thumbsup:
  13. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Stellar.
  14. Re: Four Flankers, Choosing Two (Allure Homme & A*Men Line)

    Agree with many others: Blanche and Havane.
  15. Re: Les Senteurs Gourmandes - REAL GEMS HERE !!!

    Thanks for the write-up, David. I've been contemplating using my Parfum1 coupon to blind buy one or two of these.

    I'm perfectly fine wearing something that leans a little feminine, but not too...
  16. Re: If the polar vortex returns, what will you wear?

    MegaMav snatched 3 right out from under me! So +1's on:

    Mugler Taste of Fragrance
    Midnight in Paris EDP
    Michael Kors

    To that line-up I'll definitely be adding:

    Tom Ford Sahara Noir...
  17. Re: Recurrent topics: the "are fem scents to be worn by men" and other related ones

    Excellent post, sir. Rarely do I venture "across the aisle" to the ladies' counter. In fact, I think the only fragrance I own marketed to women is Tom Ford's Sahara Noir. BUT THAT'S JUST ME! I...
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    Re: tropical fruits fragance?

    Strongly recommend Le Cherche Midi's No. 33. $5 and free shipping gets you a healthy sample in a nifty atomizer.
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    Re: What's Your Most Flamboyant Fragrance?

    MKF Lumiere Noir.
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    Re: Fragrance Reformulations 2015

    I thought oakmoss has been banned for some time now.
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    Re: CK One Shock For Him

    Do it. I wear it quite often in cooler weather.
  22. Re: Samba Skin is an exceptional tobacco frag for the money...

    Hommage is so very, very nice. Excellent for the price.
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    Re: Michael Kors for Men recalled ?

    I wouldn't be surprised if this is indeed the case. Gave it one spray to the back of the hand while walking through Macy's, and while the dry down was OK, it was a very rough ride getting there!
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    Re: Guerlain Homme- Which to Purchase?

    I own it, BB. And it's the only version of Intense I've ever tried, but I'm pretty sure it's the same fragrance in a limited edition bottle.
  25. Thread: Nautica Oceans

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    Re: Nautica Oceans

    I think the CB I Hate Perfumes are water based.
  26. Re: Fragrance Republic - Free Samples! 9/2/2014 CONUS

    Very, very cool. Thanks so much, FR! (and OP!!)
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Thank you, sir! Like an amped up Eau de Campagne. Really liking it.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Purchased quite a few bottles in the recent past, but have been rather absent from the forums. Anyhoo, this arrived yesterday:
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenza di Zegna

    Actually, I find the new AdG Essenza to be very similar to the Zegna.
  30. Re: New releases: L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme Yuzu and Sport Mint

    I was kinda afraid of that, Jive. Seems to be the case with so many Issey flankers of late -- including that "dark" one a couple years back. (What was it, 'Absolue'?). I was really looking forward...
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    Re: NEW Issey Miyake Limited Editions 2014

    Thanks for the Sephora tip. Hopefully there will be some bottles in store, 'cuz I too have been looking forward to both of these.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'Eau SA treat

    Excellent deal, Cylob! I love the Sisley as well.
  33. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    As a cycling fan, I'd really be interested in any info regarding the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers.
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Thanks, rum!
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    Re: The best neroli?

    Can anyone speak to Castle Forbes Special Reserve Neroli? Glowing write-up for it on Fragrantica, but the price is pushing my blind-buy limits.
  36. Re: Just got Mandorlo di Sicilia...what AdP do you recommend next?

    Bergamotto di Calabria and Mirto di Panarea.
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    Re: Lanvin Avant Garde: So Good

    A darn fine cheapie. :)
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    You got some nice ones there, my man. Enjoy!
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    Poll: Re: the best global region for fragrances

    I'm a sucka for the Italian houses.
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    Re: Adidas Get Ready! for Men.. check this out!

    Well I'll be darned!! Thanks for the heads up...will BOLO.
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni - above try these?

    Also received these in the Lucky Scent sample pack. I'm horrible at describing scents, and often times the best I can do is compare what I'm sniffing to something I already own. So that said,...
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    Re: Andrea Maack's creations.

    Ordered the most recent Lucky Scent sampler pack, and of the 17 fragrances included I'm afraid that Andrea Maack's Coven was far and away my least favorite of the bunch. To my nose, there's a very...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    As a cycling fan, this house caught my eye due to the Bradley Wiggins inspired Time To Draw The Raffle Numbers. Any chance you happened to try that one?
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    Re: Cédrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne

    I, too, am a big fan of this house -- own 3 of their 200ml bottles plus some minis. And I was really, really looking forward to Cedrat Enivrant. Thought it would be a 100% safe blind-buy, since...
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    Re: New to The Fragrance World and Basenotes

    Welcome BigBlue!

    With an eye toward keeping this affordable, I'll add a couple more to the already fine suggestions.

    An absolute favorite of mine in the Summer is Guerlain Homme. And even...
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport suggestions

    It's a great, great Summer scent, Darsh. Pull the trigger on the big bottle (5 oz?) tomorrow, and then look around for a good deal on Lalique White. It can be found at a substantial discount, and...
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    Re: New bottle ritual

    Haven't heard of this, and personally wouldn't worry too much about it.
  48. Re: Balenciaga Pour Homme - did I get a bottle gone bad?

    I get the same thing from my 1 oz. bottle, and can actually pick up on it from simply smelling the atomizer. (Said atomizer, BTW, is very weak. I assume I just got a bum bottle).
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo

    Agree whole-heartedly, rogalal. Went to Nieman's the other day in order to try Ginepro out, and my nose was glued to the test strip for several hours thereafter. A large bottle of this is going...
  50. Re: If you had to chose only 1 cologne to wear for the next 5 years what would it be?

    Mfk apom.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Good stuff there, Mega. Enjoy!!
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    Re: La nuit de l'homme or Pure Malt?

    18 or 81: Pure Malt, son!!
  53. Thread: Lush

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    Re: Lush

    AMEN!! :laugh:

    Can't stand their frags, and can't stand their employees. Lots better stuff to spend your $$ on, OP.
  54. Re: VC&A Midnight in Paris EDP for under $40.00USD

    Hell yes!
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Well, I'm sold. In for one!! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Recommend a fragrance with grapefruit

    Sure is. And I'll +1 Le Cherche Midi #30. Lovely stuff.
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    Re: Beautiful shopping experience

    Wow!! All I usually get are a few samples, but nothing on this level. Congrats!
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    Re: Parfum D'Empire...

    Received a sample of Fougere Bengale with a recent Beauty Habit order. I agree with the maple syrup people. The sample is yours for the asking.

    Recently purchased Wazamba from a nice BN'r. ...
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    Re: Le Cherche Midi fragrances?

    I, too, have only worn #1 and #17 up to this point, and have to agree on longevity. But five shots of #1 seemed to do the trick yesterday. Will give #17 another wearing today, and a little help...
  60. Re: Mugler's The Taste of Fragrance - Undeserved bad rap

    Like bigbz, one of the few back-up bottles I own. Good stuff.
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    Re: Church-like incense?

    Let me be the second to suggest Tom Ford's Sahara Noir. I was never much of an incense fan until this fragrance crossed my path. Can't speak to the church-y aspect since I was reared Lutheran, but...
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    Re: Rocabar is so underrated here.

    I think I need to reward myself more often. I do crappy work stuff all the time! :)
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    Re: Le Cherche Midi fragrances?

    That's great news, AC. 2 outta 3 ain't bad at all!! Mine should be here in a couple hours.
  64. Re: I think I need to split my collection seasonally...

    Looks perfect, Chuck. I (mentally) divvy my scents by season as well, and although this may seem a bit odd, I find it builds up a certain amount of "anticipation." For instance, right now in the...
  65. Re: How much money do you spend on perfume a month?

    In 2013 I spent a net $938 on 22 bottles, bringing my entire wardrobe to slightly over 200 (I think). Works out to about $78 a month. A couple of those were gifts, and I avoid paying retail at all...
  66. Re: Orange Battle: Concentré d'Orange Verte vs. Orange Sanguine

    ^^^Indeed. Sanguine is a very realistic orange, although personally I like the Hermes better.

    If you have a Sephora near you (and it looks like there's only one in San Juan), do yourself a...
  67. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Yes, yes, yes! Outstanding stuff.
  68. Re: recommend a clean and fresh niche fragrance...

    Tons of great recommendations already, and JiveHippo nails 3 that I can personally vouch for. I would steer you towards his 2 Atelier suggestions over Orange Sanguine, although that one is a very...
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    Re: Le Cherche Midi fragrances?

    Thanks to Octa's tip, I snapped up this trio as well. Like he mentioned, 3 X 100ml of (seemingly quality) juice for $68 shipped is pretty much a no-brainer. The few reviews out there have me a...
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    Re: Tokyo Milk Favorite?

    Own and like: Bulletproof, Arsenic, and Crushed (which is really nice in the summertime).
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    Poll: Re: The best designer fragrance is...? (Round 1)

    ^^Yup!! AHCS for me.
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    Re: Pianos and Perfumes

    Great stuff, Jujy! As you can probably assume from my screen name, a bit of a piano fan myself. Sold my Yamaha about 8 years ago when money was tight, and truly regret it. It was just a...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2014

    Wow, Duke. That's quite a couple of months!
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    Re: New Atelier Cedrant Enivrant

    Undoubtedly a 200ml blind buy here. With the citrus and mint combo, hoping for something along the lines of Selection Verte.
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    Re: Atelier Sample Collection

    Sephora is currently pairing .25oz minis of Vanille Insensee and Orange Sanguine for $18. Picked a set up in-store yesterday.

    http://www.sephora.com/deluxe-miniature-duo-P383075?skuId=1562172
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    Re: Thoughts on HdP 1899??

    Thanks for the great review, BB. Sounds like a really nice fall/winter scent. I, too, cashed in on Beautyhabit's 20% coupon and treated myself to a small bottle of 1899 (along with Atelier's Grand...
  77. Re: Fragrances by Aramis - Which ones do you like and recommend?

    It doesn't seem to get much love around BN, but I quite like Cool Blend. And Bermuda Tonic is one of the few bottles for which I own a back-up.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Dang. Nicely done!! I think it's a fine scent...hope you like it.
  79. Re: THE OFFICIAL "Is my fragrance fake?" SUB-FORUM

    Don't mess with Texas, Steve!! :)
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    Lalique White from the BN Marketplace...great scent.
    And a little Gandini 1896 mini-haul. All 3 off their citrus frags, plus Blue Musk. Have tried 2 already, and so far so good!
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    Re: Gandini 1896 Lime and Basil Colonia

    Funny that you should post this, for I just ordered (blindly) 4 bottles from the Gandini line: All 3 of their citrus scents plus "Blue Musk." Should be showing up shortly, so I'll report back soon....
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    Re: Fragrance Storage Solutions

    The ammo boxes are a great idea, Aaron. And dougczar: That set-up is simply beautiful. Nicely done!
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    Re: Need Italian summer scent advice....

    Can't think of anything better than Carthusia Mediterraneo.
  84. Re: AdP Bergamotto Di Calabria + Bergamotto Marino

    Yup...exactly.
  85. Re: Dior Dune (masculine): what exactly is its appeal?

    One of my very first purchases, and bears the distinction of being the ONLY bottle in my collection to be replaced.
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    Re: Going out of business!

    Down to selling their testers, eh? Nicely done, sir...you snagged some solid deals there.
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    Re: Chanel Edition Blanche

    Like dougczar above, one of the very few frags I own a back-up of. LOVE this juice, and get fine longevity from it.
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Thank you, sir! And I agree whole-heartedly. :)
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    My first bee bottle of a frag that's been on my "to-buy" list for a loooong time.
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    Re: Perfumania...somethings not right???

    First question: 40ml??

    As far as I know, Perfumania only sells legit stuff.
  91. Re: Acqua Di Parma Essenza - one or two versions ? (Men & Women or Unisex)

    ^^What Jack said. Pretty sure there's just the male-oriented Essenza.
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    Re: Fake Edition Blanche?

    I once had a fake bottle of Allure Homme Sport, and it had the very pronounce "ridges" along the top (corner to corner) & bottom (encompassing) of the bottle much like those in your picture. I'm...
  93. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    ^^Agreed. Definitely better than Sport.
  94. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    Tried it today, and I think you'd be perfectly fine sticking with your 2009. I was hoping for something different, but all the Summer Isseys smell the same to me.
  95. Re: Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Summer 2013

    Thanks for the update, L'Homme. Hopefully my Nordstroms has a tester, since this has been on my radar for a couple weeks now.
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    Re: Tokyo Milk (WOW..!)

    Own and thoroughly enjoy both Bulletproof and Arsenic. This past Christmas my daughter bought me a bottle of Crushed, and it's going to make a really nice Springtime frag.
  97. Re: selection is reduced to only 2 perfumes ... I need your help for a final choice ...

    Easy. MFK.
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    Re: Whats on your radar for this summer ?

    Eyeballin' Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur , and want to send off for a Lili Bermuda sample pack.
  99. Re: Based on my wardrobe / ratings, should I pull the trigger on these blind buys?

    As others have said, they all look right up your alley. And FWIW: I actually lead towards the EDT of Midnight in Paris.
  100. Thread: Visconti

    by Ivory88
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    Re: Visconti

    Nor Tony Visconti, record producer for the one & only Mozzer? (And some Bowie dude). :)
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