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  1. Poll: Re: UNGARO pour Homme, I, II, III, what do you prefer personally?

    Number one. Not sure why Ungaro or anyone else would be bothered with the other two.
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    Re: John Varvatos for men. A pleasant surprise.

    Varvatos is one of those that I thought had very short legs but those around me seem to be able to smell it all day and I have to say it's one of the more commented on scents I have. The aftershave...
  3. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    Never wore this when it was popular and not a clubber so, hell, Joop didn't seem all that bad to me. Still doesn't.
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    Re: New Fan di Fendi Pour Homme

    Wasn't Fendi purchased a few years ago when they stopped making most of their male scents? Don't know about the rest of you but any scent that features the face of someone who makes a living cutting...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme

    True. I have both on now and they are very hard to distinguish from each other. I think the older bottle has slightly longer legs but on a wool sweater I can smell either of them for a few days....
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    Re: New Fragrance: J Del Pozo - Halloween Man

    Have yet to try anything even remotely modern that lists notes of apple anything that didn't smell cheap and thrown together to fit a concept. It always makes me think of the really, really...
  7. Re: Something similar to John Varvatos Original?

    The aftershave is great for this one and there used to be a lotion for it, as well but haven't seen it for sale in a while. Depending on your market you may be able to track down both. An SA at...
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    Re: Name an unnecessarily OVERRATED frag you know or own!!!

    By far and away Knize ten.
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    Re: Something clean and herbal?

    Gotta second the 900 suggestion but on me it comes off just a touch dirty. Then again that could just be me. Now for really, really clean to the point of being down right astringent I suggest...
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    Re: Overlooked Houses containing a Hidden Gem

    So far I've yet to try a Bogart that didn't impress.
  11. Re: Can't believe that Paco has not come out with a 1 Million flanker?...

    In light of recent events I think they should work "Swiss Account" into the title somewhere. It could smell mysterious or feature a strong fishy note. Don't get me started on the Cayman edition.
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    Re: Whiskey fragrance recommendation

    Nicole Miller in the haystack bottle, even if it's the reformulated juice has a nice bourbon/whiskey air to it. I always found Escada Pour Homme to feature similar notes with better sillage but am...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sport Eau Extreme - Like it!

    Haven't smelled it but just saying the name makes me tired.
  14. Thread: Fahrenheit 32

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    Re: Fahrenheit 32

    a small rectangular travel sized bottle that smells of vanilla and lemon? Good thing Helumt Lang is gone or that would be verging on copyright infringement.
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    Re: similar to yatagan?

    It's hard to come by but if you ever get the chance to try Romeo Gigli's discontinued Sud Est I think you'd find it quite to your liking. If I'm not mistaken it may have been reintroduced but I've...
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    Re: What happened to my Posts count???

    I didn't lose thousands like some but did drop a few hundred and since it took me about seven or eight years to creep (think of the Lonely Island guys doing "The Creep") past 1K I'm actually kinda...
  17. Thread: Wearing Kobe

    by noirwest
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    Re: Wearing Kobe

    Saw the title and figured, "oh great, another celebrity athlete scent" and was wondering why anyone would want to smell like an entitled, selfish bastard. Guess not, but, still...
  18. Re: Head's Up for All: My Yahoo Email Account was Hacked

    My antivirus software didn't want to let me into basenotes due to possible malware/trojan activity going on. No idea where it could be stashed but you should probably not open anything except perhaps...
  19. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I have had Grev on overnight and even though I'm getting over a nasty sinus infection am happy to report it bears a strong resemblance to Creed's Green Valley. Bright green but not bitter with hints...
  20. Re: Byblos in black + pepper, wood, spicy (incense) scents

    Two questions - has anyone given this one a try yet? I see it going fairly cheaply on ebay already so I figure it's maybe mediocre at best, something along the line of say, a Davidoff Adventure...
  21. Re: Looking for a boozy fragrance to add to my rotation.

    Second vote for older bottles of Nicole Miller and it's probably just me but I would almost as soon drink vintage Escada Pour Homme as to spray it. I swear it has bourbon in it somewhere. Smoooooth...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black - another broken bottle

    You know you've made it in basenotes if your bottle of BB has crapped out. Seems to be one of those rights of passage in here.
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    Poll: Re: Aventus - Best way to apply?

    I like about 10CC through a seven gauge needle into each brachial artery so that as the days goes on I perspire little drops of Aventus.
  24. Thread: Rochas Man...

    by noirwest
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    Re: Rochas Man...

    How do you keep the Stilton from melting? Out here in the west it just winds up as a stain on my collar. We either go with a good hard Cheddar or a Gouda wheel on a thick gold chain!
  25. Poll: Re: Out of the 5 most reviewed men's fragrances on BN, which do you like best?

    I'm still scratching my head over the fact that these are the most reviewed, never mind popularity, polarity, what have you. These? Gah.
  26. Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    For all around wearability I agree with Mr Russell about Burberry For Men- but only if it's the one before last and of course, Herrera for Men.
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    Re: Kiton - which is best?

    Kiton Men is the most formal of the three and gets worn to work here quite a bit. Napoli is more relaxed and seems more at home in jeans and a t-shirt while Black belongs on a bar stool where the...
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    Re: Aramis New West Aquatic Woody.

    Never got the "aquatic" in New West aside from the bottle's hint at the nautical flag designating the letter K or to signal a desire to communicate. To me New West has always conjured up memories of...
  29. Re: I finally got around to try the infamous JOOP... ouch! this is a sickening sweet fragrance...

    I was wondering when they'd finally get around to reformulating it. So, now that it's watered down what would you say, it's only an EDT squared or so?
  30. Wonder what TSA will have to say about the...

    Wonder what TSA will have to say about the bottle? Might be an okay scent but doubt that it will travel well...
  31. Spicebomb? What spice? Pink Pepper? Why not call...

    Spicebomb? What spice? Pink Pepper? Why not call it Pepper Spray and be done with it? Pink Pepper Spray - maybe they could get the unemployed cop to show up in malls to aggressively spritz shoppers!
  32. Re: New Fragrance: Jacques Bogart One Man Show Gold Edition

    Wearing it now and after the fruit-salad top notes fade away I'm left with...a passable imitation of vintage Paco Rabanne. Sorry folks, but there it is. I dug out an old bottle of Paco for a side by...
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    Re: CdG Series 6 : Tar - Blind buy worthy ?

    Erm, are you a roofer or spend you day behind the wheel of a Blaw-Knox paving machine?
  34. Thread: Which one?!

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    Re: Which one?!

    With the notable exception of original Perry Ellis For Men I've yet to try another one of his dozens and dozens and dozens of boring cylinders worth a second squirt. I'd take a pass on both of his,...
  35. Re: Knize Ten, Guerlain Derby, or Hermes Bel Ami?

    Bel Ami est le meilleur mon ami!
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    Poll: Re: Paco Rabanne pour homme VS Azzaro pour homme

    Azzaro by a lavender scented mile.
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    Re: Overkill - too many, too little time

    Damn. I didn't notice the extremely thick layer of dust on this thread and got all excited when I saw a post from an old friend long removed from this place. Meeting guys like Charles, er, Setamp...
  38. Re: Does spraying on cloths extend top/middle notes life ?

    I'll give you the edge on sweet and intoxicating but for me Leonard Pour Homme is even more intriguing on day two.
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    Re: Al Rehab fragrances

    Silly me. Saw the title and thought, "Hmmm, what would someone wear to a detox facility?"
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    Re: Carlos Santana..

    It's a blind buy, no force on earth can predict how you're going to react to it no matter who suggests you buy it. I always thought that was the point of the exercise. You know, that whole surprise...
  41. Re: Modern, classy/formal fragrance for early 20's professional

    It really would be hard to go wrong with Allure, Mr Moose. It's modern, sophisticated and while it waxes and wanes in here with regard to the ever changing tastes of basenotes membership if you were...
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    Re: The Quest For Power Powder - - -

    Probably just me but after about an hour Zino turns to powder on my skin. Gotta chime in for Habit Rouge - wearing it now and feel like I'm meditating in a slightly rose scented cloud of talcum.
  43. Re: Modern, classy/formal fragrance for early 20's professional

    I've found the original Kiton, not Black, not Napoli (not bad, just three or four bottles in existence make it an unlikely choice) to be a fine allrounder. Although it is a little older it's far from...
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    Re: Cheapie blind buy

    Don't know about how it would suit the "fresh" part of the equation but if sweet is your thing then by all means join the Blue Sugar fan club. There might be an obscure bottle of a bay rum barbershop...
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    Re: What is the best masculine Rose?

    Third vote for Iquitos. Like being punched in the nose by a leather gloved fist full of roses.
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    Re: TODAY I SAID " FAREWELL " TOO - January 2011

    Oddly enough, Guerlain Vetiver now that Carlo Corinto Vetiver has found it's way onto the shelf.
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    Re: Noooooo!!!! She likes Cool Waters!!! lol

    Oh lord! My ex-wife wore Gap Dream as her first scent way back from high school and never even pretended to be remotely interested in expanding. Then again, it did make gift buying somewhat easier...
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    Re: Just blind bought...

    Blind bought Norwegian Wood by Kanøn a while back and am still on the fence with it. Needs a few more stalks from the patchouli patch, methinks. Am truly, deeply jazzed to have just won a vintage Van...
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    Re: Love at First Sniff....

    From the cheap seats, so far this year, Jacques Boagart's Witness.
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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my!

    Up early for a day on cross country skies in a valley of the high Uintah Mountains in layers of polypro and wool. About three hours into it we stopped to enjoy the view and I popped open a few snaps...
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    Re: Any Shiseido Basala fun out there ??

    Also rate it highly but down to one small bottle that will be the last I own unless the mandarins at Shisedo decide it's safe to sell in the states again one day. Like it but apparently not as much...
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    Re: Your "top 5" Burberrys...

    Wellllll I can heartily agree with the first two listed but they aren't even remotely related to anything they've ever released since then, are they? Hardly seems the same company put their name on...
  53. Re: Paloma Picasso´s Minotaure VS Roma Uomo by Laura Biagiotti

    Roma smells a lot better in my memory than it does on my skin. Had Mino and don't recall much about it at all and that's not a good sign. Both seemed kind of linear and if you didn't like what came...
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    Re: Holy Grail: Deserted Island Revisited

    Ungaro I
    Fendi Life Essence (if food and water were in short supply)
    vintage Yatagan ( I like it and it repels bitey things!)
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    Re: ab spirit lomani

    Lomani, Bogart, Krizia, among others all cruising quietly towards obscurity with several sleepers tucked away in their production runs. Some sell for drugstore prices on ebay, some deservedly should...
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    Re: Do you give your used fragances ?

    Coworkers get 'em. Making the world smell better one nurse at a time.
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    Witness by J Bogart. Have emptied a once ounce bottle since the 25th and well into a 2nd one. Found a vendor selling the small ones for $5 apiece and have them lined up on the dresser like dominoes....
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    Re: The Motherload of Long Lost Fragrances

    A few interesting items, but, man, some of those were rough looking customers! Quite a few bottles that looked as if they had been excavated a few minutes before the shoot and what about those nearly...
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    Re: Best layerings

    Another sublime accident ~ began the day with a few shots of Kenzo Jungle. About eight hours later added a layer of Laguna unleashing a tobacco ceder plant growing under my shirt. Deeeeeelightful.
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    that time of year again

    From the front page of the hometown paper.

    Report: Top fragrances may contain hidden chemicals
    May 21st, 2010 @ 4:03pm
    By Dr. Kim Mulvihill

    SALT LAKE CITY -- With a spritz or dab, the...
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    Re: Hugo Boss Bottled Night

    Can't see much of an upside to featuring him unless they plan on letting Scarlett sneak into the ad campaign.
  62. Thread: M7=Mature?

    by noirwest
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    Re: M7=Mature?

    There's a kind of inverse law at work when you hear the phrase "old man smell" that goes something along the lines of the more immature the nose the 'older' the new or unfamiliar colognes are going...
  63. Re: What is your absolute number one favorite fragrance of all time?

    Out of production ~ Ungaro I
    in production ~ Moschino Pour Homme, what? not in production?
    in production ~ Life Essence by Fendi, No! Nemo? never mind.
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    Re: What is the Best Fig Scent?

    Second on the Davidoff and the after shave balm ain't half bad, either.
  65. Thread: Massive..

    by noirwest
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    Re: Massive..

    How about a lifetime supply of one of the better Burberrys?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190387054639&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
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    Re: L'Eau Par Kenzo Similarities?

    When I was a kid growing up in southern Florida we lived close to a lemon grove. No such thing as air conditioning back them but we had an enormous ceiling fan in the middle of the house that drew...
  67. Re: Are there any fragrances that use rum as a predominant note?

    As I recall the venerable old Casran starts off as a rummy old sot with a cherry or two or three on top.
  68. Re: Are there any "sport" fragrances worth a damn?

    I came across this thread yesterday and recalled I had an appropriate bottle to offer up. I checked the directory and saw that it took several serious knocks for poor longevity so I passed on...
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    I don't know about, "best" but on my skin it's Black or no Bulgari at all.
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    Re: How to Ship Creed Flacons??

    I toyed with the notion of buying a hefty rubber band to hold the stopper in tight and then dripping sealing wax purchased from the candle shop around the diameter of the stopper. It has a fairly low...
  71. Poll: Re: which one? Safari & Cartier Pasha & Aramis Tuscany

    It doesn't seem like these are all that similar so I'll go with my favorite genre, the crusty old powerhouse or at least the one that's closest to that category.
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    Re: Anyone Try 1903 By J. Peterman?

    Once upon a time there was a rather cultured gentleman who posted in here under the name of setamp. Haven't seen or heard from him in what seems like years but for what it's worth I do know that he...
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    Re: Allure Homme (1999): still rocks?

    I've always liked it. I think it's one of those unfortunates damned by it's success. If you like the flankers I can't imagine how you couldn't help but like the big daddy that gave them life. Just...
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    Re: Had fragrances stolen from me.

    I value my bottles and my friends but for some reason bottles still vanish from my locker at work and more disturbing still, from my pack or computer bag. Hell I've given everyone I work with two or...
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    Re: strawberrynet.com/

    A little pricey but second to none for those really, really hard to find shower gels and aftershave balms.
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    Re: Show Some Love For Joop! Homme..!

    Never had it until last year and have been reading the same disparaging remarks as you guys. Tell you the truth, I never smelled it on anyone else so it arrived totally unknown and now I can say that...
  77. Thread: Rocabar!

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    Re: Rocabar!

    I'm reading all of this praise and have to agree with it except for the smooth and elegant parts. I've always associated the scent with getting smacked in the face with a pine bough while riding a 15...
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    Poll: Re: Rive Gauche vs Escada Homme

    Wow is this ever an easy one to answer. Escada Pour Homme.
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    Re: Fragrance for sensitive man

    Define sensitive. Does he cry at weddings or pass out when he gets a paper cut?
  80. Re: PINE GEM, new line by Pino Silvestre

    Hey Ody - any chance at all of Pino 50 getting bumped up to full EdT strength? Just a bit more longevity and I'd mention this one in signature scent conversations.
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    Re: Creed Leather Atomizers.

    A Creed Funnel? Well now. That makes all the difference. I'll take a dozen, please.
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    Re: Paco has hit the big time with 1 Million !

    Sampled it when it came out and decided I could live without it. It is nice, however, to see the venerable and somewhat stodgy folks at Puig putting their name out there again. It's been a long, long...
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    Re: Herrera for men!

    I use Hererra quite a bit and like to substitute Rochas Pour Lui from time to time. Very similar, just seems a little younger and more energetic than the venerable polka dot boxed HFM.
  84. Re: A better use of Cinnamon than Jacques Bogart's Witness?

    IF, and only IF you lightly caress the spray mechanism ONE TIME ONLY on your bottle of Joop! you'll find yourself wreathed in a slightly sweet, very warm cinnamon scented cloud for about ten hours....
  85. Re: Sea, ocean, and pine. Need help finding cologne.

    Oh good grief, 17 posts into to this and I'm going to be the first one to shove Kenzo Pour Homme across the bar? Of course you'll want to track down the original bottle, the one with bas relief...
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    Re: Just shattered my first bottle of cologne...

    Two weeks ago I contracted to buy six bottles of older, some would say vintage designer cologne, from a widow about thirty miles south of here. We talked back and forth for about a week hammering out...
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    Re: The strongest (designers)EDP there is

    I heard a rumor a while back Joop! was about to release an edp until the accountants figured out that you'd only need one or two sprays to last the rest of your life.
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    Re: Shiseido Basala after shave

    Yes Mr Dimitri that old rule of thumb does apply here. I've had them both on for the last hour and it's still difficult to tell them apart. I used the splash aftershave for this trial but have had...
  89. Thread: Azzaro Visit.

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    Re: Azzaro Visit.

    If Visit is anywhere close to Rush then I'm going to be sick. I was in a Perfumania last week, about 500 or so miles south of here where it was selling for a whopping $22 for the full size bottle....
  90. Re: 1980s Style "Powerscents" - the bad rap and a comeback?

    Ahhhhh, you have discovered the zen of application, grasshopper. Less is more. It's also less but that's a completely different school of thought.
  91. Re: 1980s Style "Powerscents" - the bad rap and a comeback?

    I've always thought the reason why the so-called 'powerhouse' scents were such an easy target was the propensity of a select demographic to go through a full size bottle every month or so. I daresay...
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    Re: Is this bottle of Givenchi Pi Legit?

    Just seems to me as though faking a 50ml bottle of Pi is right up there with counterfeiting one dollar bills. Just sayin'.
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    Re: Escada facing bankruptcy

    Looks like it's time to stock up on yet another one before the speculators start slapping that 'rare' tag on their bottles.
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    Re: Escada facing bankruptcy

    Oh that's just frickin' dandy. Here I was about ready to declare Escada Pour Homme my signature scent and just be done with it all and you tell me it's on the verge of rarity status?
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite Fig?

    I think your poll is fine since I got to pull the lever for Good Life. Yeah, sure, it's a tad sharp and on the wrong day smells like more like a kids chemistry kit but when it's right, it's right for...
  96. Thread: Phoenix, Az

    by noirwest
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    Phoenix, Az

    Just got back from a road trip and wanted to report on some great deals under the hot Phoenix sun. On the very north end of the city is a fairly large outlet store complex that has a Perfumania....
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    Re: how many backups do you have of any cologne

    I have a small forest of Nemos when I set all six full size and two one ouncers out at once. At last count seven bottles of M7, mostly full size bottles, but when lined up with three after shave balm...
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    Re: Azzaro pour homme commercial

    Two questions: Is that Tom Waits crooning and more importantly, does the addition of the word, "Intense" work to describe the effect of APH or does this mean a longer, stronger flanker is on the way?
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    Re: 2009 Fall Radar Screen

    The new Farenheit should be in town by the end of the year but Leonard Pour Homme 2008 and Bogart City Tower will continue to be sold from handcarts in Northern Bukovina so will remain a bit out of...
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    Cosmas?

    Great prices, really, really great prices. Almost too great, anyone used these folks?

    http://www.cosmas.com/
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