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    Re: A blinking problem

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will definately try the routine without a toner.

    I should also point out that I am very careful not to use any products - even the face cleansers - on the skin near...
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    The Donna Karan Fragrance Collection

    Hi all.

    There's a new batch of bottles released by DK going under the collective name as above. About 7 or 8 scents if I remember correctly. In cylindrical bottles with gold or silver name plates,...
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    A blinking problem

    Hello all.

    I have a problem. In the last few months, I have seen fit to create a better skin care routine. These days, I try to do the following:

    When shaving: face wash, face scrub (twice a...
  4. Re: Surprise to all Brisbane - Australia basenoters!

    For us Brisbanites, there is a shop called Libertine, tucked away in the middle of suburbia in Hardgrave road, West End. I have seen Creed, and Aqua di Palma and a host of others. But it is a small...
  5. Re: does anyone here own Greenergy by Givenchy?

    Yes, I have a bottle of this one. I actually quite like it. I find it reasonably versatile, though not terribly exciting, and good sillage though subtle. I have worn it to work and at home, and have...
  6. Re: Royal English Leather or Royal Delight?

    I discovered recently that I don't think leather sits very well on my skin. It's a pity too, because I was so looking forward to trying REL, after all the hype. I have a small decant, which I am...
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    Re: rebuilding after wife ran off!

    I'm with Bromo33333. Condolences all round. I've been there done that.

    As for the citrus, how about getting back to some simple basics with Eau Sauvage? Always reliable, always a classic.

    QE
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    Re: Facial skin care routine

    Thanks guys! There is some serious work going into your faces! What about these pre shave oils? Do they really work? Is the shaving better/smoother after a while?
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    Re: Dear lord, why?

    OOOOOH!! I'm with you Javagreen!

    This stuff is revolting! I brought it blind (it was cheap. Now I know why) tested it once and have never gone near it. (The red water bottle shaped bottle that...
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    Facial skin care routine

    Hi guys (or girls)

    Bear with me here...

    I am unable to get to sleep at the moment. My house mate is (still) bouncing around the house washing floors, vaccuuming and generally cleaning, while...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 30 March 2008

    CK one (don't want to frighten the folks at rehearsal.)

    (Well, with my singing maybe, but not with my smell anyway.)
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 29th March 2008

    SotD: Obssession for men
    SotE: BDP
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    Re: Give me a reason not to buy BdP?

    There are no reasons. Buy. Buy now. Do it. Go on. You know you want to.
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    Re: Only With Privacy

    Great question!

    I haven't usually, but I think I should! I have been told by workmates that I have been "wafting", some minutes after an application (say, at lunchtime). If I'm staying late at...
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    Re: let us find a king

    I just can't decide. I'll have to split my vote between Kouros and GIT.
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 6 March 08

    Creed Green Irish Tweed and Erolfa. A little from column A, a little from column B.
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    Re: Your opinion of Creed

    Thanks for your varied replys, girls (and guys!). I must say, when I first read some of your replys I was quite curious about some of your preferences - including the girls (Taolady & tdem1961 among...
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    Re: Your opinion of Creed

    chloefpuff, I'll be more than happy to relieve you of some of those samples! I'm keen to try as many as I can!
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    Your opinion of Creed

    Hi girls!

    There's a significant amount of discussion across the road on the male side about Creeds, but I've seen very little opinion from the female side of the room. I don't have many yet, but I...
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    Re: Concentrations

    Thank you gentlemen! As always, the boards are full of useful information.

    I appreciate your explanations. I knew it was something like that, but the specific language and/or descriptions were...
  21. Thread: Finished?

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    Re: Finished?

    I finished my first bottle a few weeks ago! I'm so proud! It is Eau Sauvage. I brought it about two years ago, but it is really only effective on my in summer, so it was three summers old. I have...
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    Concentrations

    Hi guys.

    I have a question.

    In my never ending research on perfume, I have read here and there reference to a "concentration", meaning the strength of a fragrance. To put it in context, I...
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    Re: Today while testing fragrances...

    In my town, a new Jo Malone desk has opened up in David Jones, a high-end department store. I was surprised to see it there because usually we don't get much other than brand new junk and the regular...
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    Re: Shaving...be honest

    I can't stand shaving. Not many people do. Every two days is about as much as I can take, and I usually do it at night, so that the bleeding has a chance to stop and the rashes heal before I venture...
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    Re: Strictly For Sh*ts & Giggles

    Frago! My old buddy! I'm sending you my bank account details right now. Not a moment to lose!
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    Re: Scentronic's ROOM MATE likes...

    Someone actually likes this? Good lord. Well, I have a 99% full bottle (75ml) that's all his, if you want to pass it on. No questions asked.

    QE
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    Re: Australian Summer Scents

    Good selection gupts! Where did you get your Wall Street?

    My main summer rotation, among others, is:

    Eau Sauvage
    Creed Original Vetiver & GIT
    Greenergy
    Bvlgari PH & Extreme
    CK One & CK Be...
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    Re: Heritage has been reformulated!

    Is the Heritage advertised on Perfumebay (sorry, I don't know how to link to it here or put a picture of it) the "old" version or the "new" formulation?

    QE
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    Re: Free Yatagan

    Hi there!

    I live in Brisbane, Australia, the backwater of fragrance distribution circles. I've never seen Yatagan or smelled it, but I'd love to add it to my wardrobe! And who doesn't like free...
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    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Alternative

    Hi guys.

    I really like this smell, but there is a note or notes in Chanel AHS (the metallic bottle) that sticks in the back of my throat and is really quite annoying, thus cancelling this one from...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Aaaaalrighty then! 8 sprays of Kouros and a healthy dollop of lotion today! We'll see what happens...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    (Stands at attention and salutes) God Save the Queen!
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Divatolgist - this was my next question. (Thanks Nicolas V!) I was at a cosmetics counter today sampling one of many body lotions (my forearms feel very pampered!) and explained what I was looking...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Dear Divatologist

    I know this may be pushing the envelope again, but as I mentioned before, this is an unfamiliar routine. All the body lotions I have so far found are mostly scented - albeit...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    Divatologist - I bow to your knowledge and forthrightedness. (Is that even a word?) However, I have one potentially really dumb question.

    I'm all for sillage.But what you are describing is an...
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    Re: The Secret to Sillage!!!

    I can smell you from here. Mmm mm!
  37. Re: I just want to fall in love with a woman who loves perfume.

    My mother has worn Opium for years. Now there's a thought. Or maybe not.

    This is a great thread!

    Even though many of my previous partners have never had a great many perfumes in their...
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    Re: All Year Round

    Thanks guys.

    There's a few there that I can't wear (Jazz, for one, and Antaeus), and plenty I've never heard of (thanks Vibert!).

    GIT has always been a fav of mine (I have a small, fast...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 25 Oct 07

    Kouros Eau d'Ete Summer Fragrance Limited Edition (2006 version, I think)
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    All Year Round

    Hi guys.

    I am looking for some suggestions for "all year round" fragrances. I have a few that fit into summer (1881, Eau Sauvage, YSL PH) & winter (Kouros, Bvlgari Extreme, Fahrenheit) but in your...
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    Re: Today I bought (October 2007)

    A couple of days ago I caved in and during the strawberrynet sale and purchased:

    Geoffrey Beane Bowling Green
    Geoffrey Beane Eau de Grey Flannel
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Givenchy Greenergy
    YSL Pour...
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    Sotd Monday 22 October 2007

    Rive Gauche PH. No bites yet...
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    Re: SotD - Friday 19 Oct 07

    Fahrenheit.

    I'm still testing it out.
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    Re: Are we ever satisfied?

    Filming you say? What are you filming? Are you a student? Writer? Director? Producer?
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    Re: Are we ever satisfied?

    Damn straight!

    I agree with everything so far. I have previous little spare cash to be spending on this near-obssession, and I should be spending less time, (I'm currently at work), but now, after...
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    Re: Are You The.........

    I am getting more known for it at work. Although, curiously, I was informed that passing out samples (of female scents) to the girls was more flirtatious than anything else, despite the fact that...
  47. Re: If you dont already own it; stop what u are doing and go buy Rive Gauche pour Hom

    Really? You don't like Antaeus either? I thought I was the only one! I've nary heard a bad word about that one! Well, welcome to the club!

    Oh, right. Back on topic. I have a decant of RG PH. (Will...
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    Re: "You Smell Like A Girl"

    Antaeus.

    I made the comment after I tested it one lunchtime. I said that I thought I smelled like a blue-haired 70-plus year old woman at a bingo hall. My colleague agreed with me, and asked when...
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman

    I'd have to agree here, in that it's not for me. I don't know what notes in GG bother me (maybe it's the patchouli & civet) but it just gets up my nose and sticks in my throat. No doubt, it smells...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 15 Oct 2007

    Calvin Klein Eternity. (Not quite so heavy, methinks.)
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    Re: OMG, I broke the perfume!

    That's a lllllllllllllllllllllllotta sniffin'.
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 October

    Crikey! I've never heard of half of these fragrances. I guess that's why I'm here...

    As for me, Mugler Cologne. Plain, but comfy for a lazy friday at work.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10 October

    Creed Silver Mountain Water. Got a good reception too!

    QE
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    Re: How many EDT's do you own?...

    49 bottles, plus around 20 or so decants & samples. (I haven't counted these). I should be happy with this amount, however I am constantly seeking "the next ONE". Since joining Basenotes - with a...
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    SotD, Tuesday October 9

    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage.

    It's getting hot in here...

    QE
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    Re: SotD, Monday 8 October

    Kouros Fraicher.

    I didn't actually feel all that right about it though, by the end of the day. I think it was too ... "romantic" for a warm early summer monday at work. Oh well! The good thing is...
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    Re: A new Chaps from Ralph Lauren

    Yes. I brought it. (The one with the bullhorns that is.) It kinda smells wild west-y, but in a very nice, safe clean "perfumey" kinda way, ma'am. I'm still comin' to grips with it. Kinda made me...
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    I've made a convert...

    In the last few months, I have spent some considerable amount of time rehearsing and performing in a show, a stage version of "Pillow Talk", based on the old Doris Day/Rock Hudson movie. I have tried...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7 October

    Ditto.

    We were "bumping out" the set of our show, which involves physically deconstructing the set, emptying the stage & dressing rooms & cleaning the place up for the next show. Plus, it's...
  60. Re: The Last Day You Spent Without Wearing A Fragrance??

    I'm with you gupts, as far as the "obssession" of it all goes. I did deliberately not wear a scent a few months ago, just to see what happened. (All that happened was that I was disappointed in my...
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    Re: What's going on with Strawberrynet?

    They charge extra money for transport of fragrances, up to 10% of total cost, which has something to do with recent changes to to air transport polices and procedures. It seems to be a necessary...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 4 Oct. 07

    Morning Gupts! Just you and me up at this time again, I see!

    For me, it's Gucci Envy.

    I wanted to try Davidoff Echo (thanks to a swap with Calexs) but I thought I won't try it at work until I...
  63. Re: Let's talk about the Creed's that noone posts about

    Sensational work JamieB! Makes me want to go and buy them all!

    The least talked about one that I own is, I guess Erolfa. (I currently only have Erolfa & OV). I find it a very unusual fragrance. In...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 3 Oct. 07

    l'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme. Very "Queensland".
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    Re: Discovered Bulgari Ph

    I second the positive notes.

    Very uncomplicated, clean, fresh, and has reasonable lasting power. I'm not too worried about the longevity - It's fine, but I certainly don't get 10 hours! - because...
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    Re: SotD - Mondy 01 Oct. 07

    Creed Erolfa.

    I want to see what this does in the early summer heat...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 30 Sept. 07

    Lanvin l'homme.

    I had a show friday night, a saturday matinee and Saturday night. Very tired today. Don't want to think. Wanted something comfortable, simple and in the background.

    QE
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    Re: What does your gf/wife like on you

    I might as well be gay.

    "Girlfriend" you say? Umm... I think I remember those...

    However, my mad housemate has favourably commented on Gucci Envy.

    QE
  69. Re: Today, I ejected from my wardrobe without any regrets...

    I just got rid of Jazz & Bvlgari Blv PH in a swap (both of which make me cough, so I can't wear them.)

    Unfortunately, I felt I also had to give away Live Jazz. A colleague (an older, slightly...
  70. Re: body kouros...how different is it from kouros

    They are two different animals, IMHO. Body Kouros is more silky-smooth, night-time plaything.

    Kouros is just an animal. It can be unleahsed any time - in moderation, some might say - and it can...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed application

    I tend to spray 5 - 6 (of any fragrance). As for the shirt?

    I use the first spritz of the morning - the one that isn't quite full because the liquid is still partly making it's way through the...
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    Re: saying hi a question

    Hi Ruth, welcome aboard! It's a great place to land.

    I don't know much about natural perfumery myself. Sounds good though. From what little scant information I have picked up though, I believe...
  73. Thread: Atomizers?

    by QuietEarth
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    Atomizers

    Hi there!

    I am looking for a retail supplier of 10 ml frosted glass atomizers. A few months ago I did find a (US) online shop that supplied exactly what I want (in fact, some baseoneters use their...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I can't pick the worst, but I can't wear:

    Jazz
    Original Santal
    Tuscany
    Blv PH

    and probably the top (or bottom?) of that bunch is:

    Diesal Plus masculine (the odd shaped one in the red...
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    Re: Erolfa scent pyramid anyone?

    Yes indeed. Very weird. Erolfa was my latest purchase. It's an Erolfa-fest!

    A few people I know don't like it and the first time I really tested it, I think I got a bad reaction from the middle...
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    An actor's life for me

    Hi there!

    This may take a little while, so bear with me.

    By way of background, i work in a boring office job during the day, but where I really get my kicks is acting, writing and directing in...
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    I'm with zztopp.

    I'm normally a fan of Creed (at least, the ones that I have tried anyway) except this foul concoction which sticks in my craw ("craw, not craw"!) and makes me cough. Instant black...
  78. Re: So, what did we do when the board was down?

    I spiralled out of control into an ever-deepening black pit of panic and despair.

    QE
  79. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur vs. Monsieur Concentree

    I haven't tried the concentree version (yet).

    I recently brought the CPM, and found it to be a sensational scent! It lasts all day, and has grand sillage and lasting power, with a formidable dry...
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    Re: How do you choose your SOTD?

    All of the above, plus sometimes:

    1. THE DAY BEFORE: A two minute conversation with myself prior to going to bed, after which I am smugly satisfied with my ingenious choice for the following day....
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    Re: Bvlgari / Bvlgari Extreme

    NuScent, I say try them both. Hell, own them all! As far as I can tell, they do smell different, but both are fairly subtle, which is what I like. One of my next purchases will be the original PH. I...
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    Bvlgari / Bvlgari Extreme

    I have recently had a craving for both of these PH fragrances. I like both of them, very clean, fresh and simple and not too outlandish.

    I have a small decant of PH (which is fast running out) and...
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    Re: What is your Number 1 ?

    This is like trying to nail smoke to the wall - almost impossible!

    But concentrate...

    For an all round day/night/winter/summer standby, I'd have to say Kouros.

    For special occasions, and/or...
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    Re: Mugler's Men

    Thanks guys! Some interesting comments. Somehow, although I would like to own them all, I think they (particularly A & ICE) may be a little too strong for me, although I haven't yet tried any of them...
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    Mugler's Men

    Hi Guys!

    I'd like your opinions on A*MEN, B*MEN & ICE*MEN.

    I have recently tested all of them, and wish to eventually buy them. But as yet I am still trying to come to terms with them, so some...
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    Re: New fragrance for my mother

    Thanks ladies!

    I'm not at all suggesting that my mother has no great expectations. It's just that - like most families - my parents have their peculiar and sometimes annoying traits. Which in...
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    Re: New fragrance for my mother

    Thanks guys! A good start. She probably won't want too many anyway (she's not addicted like me - yet!) but we'll see how we go.
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    New fragrance for my mother

    Hi there girls.

    Being obssessed with perfumes as I am, I am keen to find a new fragrance for my mother.

    She is in her late 50's/early 60's, retired but very active with line dancing classes and...
  89. Re: Anyone here rate Kouros as their #1 fragrance?

    Kouros and Creed's Bois du Portugal are equal no. one, with Kouros (reluctantly) edging in front for versatility.



    ismell - It's as simple as this: BUY IT. BUY IT NOW.

    QE
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    Re: Kouros variations

    I don't think any of them can match the longevity of the original, with the possible exception of Body Kouros. Curiously enough, whilst BK seems to have no connection to Kouros except in name only, I...
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    Re: Kouros variations

    Kouros: (one of) the ultimate unashamedly masculine scents. Great anytime really, but kind of blossoms unexpectedly in summer.

    Kouros Fraicher: Wore it today at work. Fantastic. As the name...
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    Kouros variations

    I am a big recent fan of Kouros, including most of it's variations.

    I have been able to find all of them online except for Kouros Eau de Sport. I know it is in the directory as 'discontinued', but...
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    Re: Kouros - WOW! in a good way

    I just received my bottles of Kouros and Kouros Fraicher from fragrancenet.com today.

    THEY ROCK.

    'nough said.
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    Um... would you believe there are only three (!) copies of Wide Sargasso Sea in all the Brisbane City Council Libraries - and they're all on loan!

    This is such a backwater town, I can't believe...
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    Re: Kouros - WOW! in a good way

    Yay! I'm in - another Kouros Lover here!

    I recently brought a bottle of the big K and Kouros Fraicher - awaiting their arrival with baited breath. I'm quite happy with it's strong smell, and most...
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    Hi there, I hear you're lookin' for sweet scented males that read? I'm in!

    I'll try and grab a copy of Wide Sargasso Sea from the library and get back to you in Feb.

    May I make a suggestion...
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    fragrance in the car

    Does anyone use fragrance in their car? And if so, how? Does it help clear out the "stuffy" smell, or does it just ruin the upholstery?
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver

    I have both GV and Creed OV. I find I like both of them, but OV seems to me to be more appealing. I feel better/happier wearing it. It's both more formal (or 'richer & deeper') and more versatile at...
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    Creed Original Vetiver

    I just received my large 4 oz bottle of this from fragrancenet.com yesterday. I'm veeeeery happy. I just love the smell - cool, clean, soapy and fresh, but also quite earthy. I do believe it will...
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    Re: thoughts on being away from BN

    LiveJazz - you're so right! (And welcome back!)

    The bottom line is, we're all here because we like these things that SMELL GOOD!

    Enjoy them. I too am thinking I need to take a break from buying...
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