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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 29 April, 2014.

    Ginestet Le Boise - cool and rainy here
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Goodness, I've got competition! Looks great - I'd love to stand and stare.
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    Re: Frapin 1270 top notes remind me of...

    Ha - totally get the candied thing. Great visual.
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    Re: Ambre topkapi - anything similar?

    Not an exact match by notes, but gives me a similar feel in wearing - Dior Ambre Nuit.
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    Re: Aggressive scent for buisnessman

    Aggressive? Montale Black Aoud

    Traditional masculine? Parfums de Nicolai New York

    I work for a pretty big media company and surprisingly, none of the execs I work with wear much of anything....
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Sorry for the late response to this, but great idea with the mirrored back. I might have to get some mirror cut to fit in my cabinet. Beautiful collection!
  7. Re: Which cheapie did you wear in high school that got you massive compliments?????

    Wasn't cheap at the time (or for a teenager), but I got Liz Claiborne Curve when it was launched in '96 and was the only one in school with it. Compliments galore.
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    Re: Christian Dior private line - ones

    Eau Noire and Ambre Nuit are my favorite. My wife thinks AN smells like a well put together man - it's much more mainstream smelling than some of the others. Eau Noire is a load of warm immortelle...
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    Wearing Sombre Negra by Yosh today. It's hot out,...

    Wearing Sombre Negra by Yosh today. It's hot out, but I bought a new car last week and it seemed to fit.
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    Dior Ambre Nuit

    Dior Ambre Nuit
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    This morning was Anima Dulcis by Arquiste...

    This morning was Anima Dulcis by Arquiste Parfumeur and this afternoon is L'Eau by Serge Lutens after mowing the yard and a shower.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Sorry I didn't reply sooner! The thread got buried and I forgot. :)


    The small ones are all 50ml



    It's just a dish cabinet from IKEA that I mounted some (also IKEA) LED lights throughout...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Viktor and Rolf Antidote shower gel and EDT today.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    It's been a while since I posted mine - I haven't added too much (kid on the way, need to watch purchases), but I've moved, rearranged, etc. I'll try to get a picture of samples and such and add that...
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    Montale Black Aoud

    Montale Black Aoud
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    Bond No. 9 Chinatown for a rainy day.

    Bond No. 9 Chinatown for a rainy day.
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    Past week has been lots of I Love New York for...

    Past week has been lots of I Love New York for All by Bond - a gift from an employee. Also some Sombre Negra by Yosh and Lush Dirty sprinkled in there. Oh, and Costes over the weekend.

    Today is...
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    Re: Anything close to Lush's The Olive Branch?

    Adding my two cents - I bought the perfume and it's just as good, if not better, than the shower gel. I'm so glad they made it in that form. I'm ordering a couple extras - at $29, it's hard to beat!
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    Re: What do You think of Sombre Negra

    I have the new version and love it. I picked it up at Barney's in the Palazzo in Vegas after Ginger sent me a sample to try out. I get a bit of 'funniness' at a point that I'm unsure of, but only on...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Lush's fantastic Olive Branch limited edition. At $29, I think I need to pick up another bottle before it's too late.
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    Sitting at a dealership getting scheduled...

    Sitting at a dealership getting scheduled maintenance done. Bored and wearing a nice cloud of Arabian Oud Woody Special Edition to keep me company.
  22. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    Agree, here! They're quite accommodating and will source anything you're looking for. They even opened a new bottle of Nejma for me to sample once when they didn't have a tester.
  23. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    Yeah, it really is unfortunate. There aren't really any other options in the area for some of what they stock, but I can't justify that behavior (hednic, the bald owner was the guy who made the...
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    Re: Washington DC?

    I've shopped at Art With Flowers many times before, but never will again. Those people have a nasty streak to them.

    My wife and I went there as part of a Sunday trip to the Galleria - I was hoping...
  25. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    I've shopped at Art With Flowers many times before, but never will again. Those people have a nasty streak to them.

    My wife and I went there as part of a Sunday trip to the Galleria - I was hoping...
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    Re: Anything close to Lush's The Olive Branch?

    Cacio, let us know how you like Flying Fox. It sticks with you all day and really is quite enjoyable. I'd love to find a fragrance similar to that as well. I enjoyed it so much, I'm willing to...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    I love many of those you have, but you should definitely start sampling around! There are (almost too many) great houses awaiting your sniffing and you'd be doing yourself a disservice to stick with...
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    Re: New Bond No. 9 NY Amber?

    Great, now I have to try it. I saw some advertising, but told myself I wouldn't sample it since it was in their super expensive series, but if Joe likes it, I'll probably like it, then I'll have to...
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    Re: Anything close to Lush's The Olive Branch?

    Thanks for the research! My search continues. I almost picked up the 9ml sprayer of Karma the other day, but got Breath of God and Dirty instead. Maybe next time I'm at the mall. Their Flying Fox...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd October 2011

    Lush Dirty, and nursing a lemonade and watching tv after a long night.
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    Anything close to Lush's The Olive Branch?

    For those familiar with Lush's The Olive Branch shower gel, are there any fragrances out there that are similar? I've been using the gel for a while and absolutely love it. To me, it doesn't just...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8 September 2011

    Amouage Reflection Man from my almost-empty sample today. I was debating whether to get a full of bottle of that or a bottle of Amouage's new Salamah Attar from Zahras.com, but I think I'll just play...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 5th, 2011

    Marc Jacobs Fig for a rainy day of shopping and relaxing.
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    Re: Compliment on Erolfa after 10 HOURS

    I've worn Erolfa and had people on my elevator at home compliment me on my way up after work. I came into the thread eager to give my similar experience, only to find people accusing the OP of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 26, 2011

    Finished up a two day summit today (tiring!). I wore Artisan Fou d'Absinthe today and Helmut Lang Cuiron yesterday. I got my hair cut last night with a couple shots of Bond Washington Square. All...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 14, 2011

    Lazy day after a late night. Last night I wore Silver Musk by Nasomatto, because I knew some of my friends are obsessed with it every time I wear it and on cue, they got excited about it when I...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    Helmut Lang Cuiron last night for dinner at Josť Andres's amazing America Eats Tavern. I enjoyed it so much I wore it again today. (and the food was incredible) Now, after a bike ride and shower,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 8, 2011

    Serge Lutens Chypre Rouge today.
    Missed a few days - there was some Xerjoff Mefisto, Jo Malone Amber/Lavender, Surrati Tom Oud, and some other good stuff recently.
  39. Re: New Xerjoff 1861 release. A beautiful unisex scent.

    I think things are still being held up in customs. Talk about an example of US customs failing to do their job expeditiously! I'm going to do some product photos when it arrives and I'll post a note...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 18, 2011

    Serge Lutens Chergui today and Shiseido Basala this evening.
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    Re: how many backup bottles do you own?

    I used to have a couple, but I sold them to use the money to justify new purchases. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 17, 2011

    Oops, haven't posted in these in a while. Yesterday was Prelude to Love while wife wore Sweet Redemption, both from By Kilian. It was a day of driving around, looking at houses with the top down....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 7th, 2011

    By Kilian Straight to Heaven
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    Do it! You'll be surprised at how nice it is for everything to have its place. It makes them feel even more special. Add some led lights for display and it's magical. No light harm since it's only on...
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    Re: FAO: Mods. (Review Question.)

    That's right on. The mods don't actually control non-supporter reviews, but rather the site owner. After the hack a couple weeks back, I'm sure they're busy with getting things back on track. They're...
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    Re: The curse of being a Basenoter - arrrghhhhh

    I guess I'm the odd one out, but I do find XXV to be a light wearer. I have two bottles from very different batches, so it's not that. I've even gotten compliments from people who said it smelled...
  47. Re: Narciso lovers, how do you wear/layer Narciso Rodriguez for Him edt?

    I have all three versions and love them (though the edt is my least favorite). It is the most "abrasive" of the three, so I only wear it alone. I've layered the edp a couple times, but I think it's...
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    Re: Divine L'homme Sage fans?

    I like it a lot. It's been on my wish list for some time now. I'm sure I'll end up buying a bottle before too long. Actually, all three of Yann's masculine offerings have been. My wife bought me Eau...
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    Re: The curse of being a Basenoter - arrrghhhhh

    Holy CRAP, that would be a tough commute for me. I'd be there every week. I guess sitting in DC traffic has it's financial benefits.
  50. Thread: What To Do ...

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    Re: What To Do ...

    The "mistaking for Cool Water" thing always kinda amuses me, because the majority of people don't mistake anything for anything, because they don't have the interest that we do and generally just say...
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    Re: Which is worse: heat or light?

    I'm sorta confused by the query. They're both bad, but I can't imagine a situation where you'd have lots of one without the other in a home unless you have a very cold room with lots of sunlight. Can...
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    Re: Which fragrances do you never get sick of?

    I don't wear my fragrances frequently enough to ever get sick of them. If I like something, I like it - I've had a couple I didn't get sick of, but maybe stopped finding satisfying and sell, but it...
  53. Re: Game - Choose the Tomorrow's SOTD of the person above you

    Tomorrow it shall be!
    johnjohn, take a slice of paradise with VIW. :)

    (next person, do Jack Hunter since I've been voted on)
  54. Thread: Shared bottles?

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    Shared bottles?

    I noticed a while ago that before Keiko Mecheri's new bottles, they shared the same bottle with Guerlain. Today, I noticed that Aus Lieb Zum Dufte's No. 1 uses the same bottle as one of Gap's lines...
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    Re: He Smells She Smells blog updates!

    If anyone is interested, I'm giving away a pile of samples on my blog. I'll pick a random winner next Wednesday! :)
    http://www.hesmellsshesmells.com/2011/06/sample-giveaway-time/
  56. Re: Game - Choose the Tomorrow's SOTD of the person above you

    Erm johnjohn, you don't have your wardrobe displayed. Turn it on or list a few and I'll cast my vote!
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    Re: Wedding day scent

    Noir de Noir. Where's the poll? Count our votes!
  58. Thread: Geir

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    Re: Geir

    I love it. Who can argue with the power of Norway? I used to stop in the Norway store at EPCOT every time I was there to spray even though I have it. I'm sure if you do a search, you could find a lot...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

    Creed Virgin Island Water - Oh, how I love thee.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 30, 2011

    Diptyque Eau de Neroli today for a hike at Great Falls, and Kai oil while the wife is making mussels and filets for dinner. No complaints here. :)
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    Re: HDP Amber 114 or MPG Ambre Precieux?

    HDP's has been on my wish list for a while because I love my sample but it's good to hear the divisive opinions because it could sure save a buck. I think I'll just stick with my Ambre Precieux.
  62. Re: Do Creed testers state 'Tester' anywhere on the bottle?

    Yes, the ones I've had have a "testeur" sticker on the back. That doesn't mean they still do that now if it's a concern.
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    My favs are Santal Noble, Ambre Precieux, and Bois de Turquie (the three I kept of the bunch I had at one point). I found myself really not enjoying Parfum d'Habit (vintage 90ml bottle) and though I...
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    Re: What award would you give Bleu de CHanel.

    You win :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 20, 2011

    MPG Santal Noble
  66. Thread: Top 5 ..........

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    Re: Top 5 ..........

    I guess for right this very moment and what I've been enjoying this past week, mine would be:

    1. Ineke Derring Do
    2. Xerjoff Homme
    3. Parfum d'Empire Eau Gloire
    4. MDCI Invasion Barbare
    5....
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    Re: JAR Parfums "pyramides"?

    What he said. They're not published.

    I'd probably be suckered into one, but their ridiculous exclusivity to one department store will forbid that. Oh well fancypants JAR.
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    Re: The wedding singer !!!

    This is tough without knowing asinglething about the guy, but I will give a broad best guess of things I think most people would like, and considering the environment. They're also a bit on the safer...
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    Re: By Killian - Back to Black

    It's not too feminine - you can wear it to the prom. I wear it and have gotten compliments from women, if that's what you're looking for from it. I don't know who Brandon is, but it's certainly not a...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino - Tom Ford Private Blend

    I still need to try it fully, but I sampled it at Neiman Marcus the other day and it reminded me of Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa in some respects. The SA gave me a sample sprayer to take with me,...
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    Re: Givenchy Pi Neo Tropical Paradise for 2011

    I haven't tried it yet, but what a killer name! They're giving JPG, Chanel, and CK a run for their flanker money!

    Next up is Givenchy Pi Neo Tahitian Treat Purple Drink Fresh ;)
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    Re: Coney Island for Summer 2011?

    I owned a bottle and really enjoyed it, but my wife really disliked it because it reminded her of someone she didn't like, so out that bottle went. I put some from a sample on my hand a couple years...
  73. Re: I would like to know what you grade these men's fragrances? 1 = worst and 10 = best

    Please don't.
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    Re: I've found my holy grail but

    I think this will be interesting to see how it turns out. Keep us posted! Check out the DIY board for some more mixing ideas and recommendations.
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water Perfumed Oil

    Yeah, I had the SMW oil at one point - didn't do much for me. It felt to me like recording a great singer on a crappy microphone. Or like water in your ears after swimming.
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    Re: Erolfa, your thoughts

    tsk tsk daniel. :) If you do a search, you'll find countless thoughts.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water. Is it still worth it?

    It's among just a few Creeds I kept, and one of the few I'll repurchase.
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    Re: Just posted some new photos of Invasion Barbare

    Thanks all! I just put up a couple impressions of most of the Odin line last night, and will post photos of Auguste Esprit de Cuire this weekend. mr. reasonable, I've got my fingers crossed - I do...
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    Re: A flacon of .....

    johnjohn, without providing any details at all, such as your scent preferences, interests, and what exactly you're hoping to get out of a fragrance, you're just going to get a list of various...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday - 12.May.2011.

    I wore Floris Santal yesterday for a day locked in a conference room - seemed like I wouldn't upset anyone with it.

    Today is Diptyque Philosykos for what looks to be a gorgeous, warm, sunny day.
  81. Re: Why are so many male fragrance discussion posts being moved to the "Just Starting Out' forum?

    DustB is correct. Off we go!

    When a user with 7 posts that signed up last week makes a new thread asking what the best cologne is, it'll get moved to Just Starting Out... because they're just...
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    Re: Just posted some new photos of Invasion Barbare

    Well color me jealous of your camera! When I worked for Golf Channel, that's what the staff photogs used. I've used the Sigma and enjoy it, but the Tamron was destined to be a portrait lens, so 150...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 9 May 2011

    I've been really bad about posting in here, but today was MDCI Invasion Barbare. Really great fragrance by a perfumer I wish would release more. Check out my blog for some photos of the bottle if...
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    Re: Just posted some new photos of Invasion Barbare

    I think it could totally be worn by a woman - is has some traditionally masculine notes, but blended in such a way that could easily be pulled off on a woman.



    Hmm, perhaps it's no longer the...
  85. Re: Would you watch a reality competition show for perfumers?

    Yes, it would sure beat the rest of the current tired contest shows for me. Hell, they could even monetize it further by having viewers opt in for paid mailing list to receive samples. It would...
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    Re: Musc ravageur - i think it smells like sex ?

    You're not the first to think so, so don't worry :). It has a very sensual vibe to me.
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    Re: 1697 by Frapin - Bertrand Duchaufour

    Definitely read through that thread. I've now tested it a couple times and really like it. The first couple hours are what I enjoy most - it seems to lose steam and turn a bit generic woody after...
  88. I would add to that - there are tons of products...

    I would add to that - there are tons of products that are either harmful or allergens, but they're still out there and up to a consumer to decide and police themselves. Shellfish, nuts, cigarettes,...
  89. Re: Article: Itís Almost As Though Itís A Personal Thing Ė An Interview With Lisa Hipgrave, Director

    Well said.
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    He Smells She Smells blog updates!

    Check 'em out if you're interested! It's the gorgeous resin bust edition and I'm so glad to finally have a full bottle!

    http://www.hesmellsshesmells.com/2011/05/mdci-invasion-barbare-photos/
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Soir

    I would actually tend to think the other way. While some people are apprehensive about trying to pronounce things they don't know how to say in a store, these types of fragrances are geared towards a...
  92. Re: Agonist Liquid Crystal - From Luckyscent... A beautiful Lavender

    I just tried this last night from a sample. I loved it, but it might be too close to Dior Eau Noire to warrant a bottle. It looks like the refill bottles are off the Luckyscent site, so I guess it...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 6, 2011

    Missed a bunch of these this week, but today is Armani Onde Mystere
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    Re: What Bertrand Duchaufour Wishes He Had Created

    I love Dior Homme. I'm sad I sold my bottle and will probably have to get another. Hell, I wish I created it. :)
  95. Re: I got bombarded with compliments this past weekend

    Guys, the OP did nothing but state an experience he had. Please stop derailing or only chiming in to say you hate the fragrance.
  96. Re: If You Love ________ ....than You will Love_________

    If I love By Kilian Straight to Heaven???

    I've tried pretty much everything places like Luckyscent recommend, but would love some more ideas!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2011

    I ordered Luckyscent's last bottle of Esprit de Cuir by Auguste yesterday. I'm really excited about that one! I'll take some pics when it comes in.
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    Re: Fragrance that smells like Dr. Pepper

    Maybe even Idole de Lubin, and parts of Frapin 1697
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    Agree that M7 might be something to try - if you...

    Agree that M7 might be something to try - if you can snag M7 Fresh, that might be something you'd like as well... Some have even drawn a fruit loops reference to that one.
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    Re: Auguste Esprit de Cuir Parfum Extrait

    Thanks to the gracious nineXseven, I've been able to sample it over the past couple days and wore it fully today. I really found it gorgeous! It has a great development and a full top, heart, and...
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