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  1. Re: Givenchy PI, Question about Reformulations Dates

    I've got a bottle from 2000 and a bottle from 2012 and I am not reliably able to sniff any difference whatsoever. If anything, the 2012 bottle smells better to me, likely because it's fresher juice....
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    Re: 2014 XMAS Day Scent

    +1 for me in the morning - OS aftershave is a tradition.

    Fragrance wise for dinner and family, not sure... possibly the vintage Azzaro PH I just got today in the mail!! wooohoooo!!
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    Re: The 80's: Polo, Drakkar Noir, Azzaro

    Over this past year I have picked up vintages of each of these three. Cherish them in my collection. Concerning Drakkar Noir, I don't care how popular and played out it once was, I LOVE it. I am 31...
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    Re: What is the most you've ever sprayed at once?

    Laughed out loud at this, good one!
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    Re: Where have all the unique bottles gone?

    Haha, fair enough. I can see both sides, personally I like a jumble of bottles of different shapes and colours.

    As I said, two bottles I found particularly interesting were Xeryus and Derby. Now...
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    Re: Where have all the unique bottles gone?

    All good points! I suppose it isn't quite as bad as I thought. Perhaps only for a line of scents, which does make sense. I lament the loss of interesting bottles like Derby, Xeryus, M7, Rive Gauche,...
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    Where have all the unique bottles gone?

    Is it me, or are some of the major houses trending towards packaging all their fragrances in similar looking bottles, usually minimalistic and simple in design? I was looking at Rive Gauche and...
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    It's a comforting thing to have backups of favourites :)
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme tin can for cheap!

    Can you please elaborate - did you get your bottle from FragranceX - is it "Yves Saint Laurent Parfums" version? Reading above there is apparently two tin can versions, not sure which is the "newer"...
  10. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    1Y01 is the batch code, dating it to 2011.
  11. Re: Original Dunhill for Men (1934)... Discontinued or Not?

    I'm glad I didn't pay a lot for this. Reminds me of Aqua Velva, except I like AV a heck of a lot more. This has an annoying, grating cheap wood accord in the drydown. Shame, I'm sure the original was...
  12. Re: Original Dunhill for Men (1934)... Discontinued or Not?

    This is selling in Canadian Shoppers Drug Marts for 19.99$. Picked up a bottle last night. Quality!
  13. Thread: Happy reunion

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    Re: Happy reunion

    Me too! Great lineup there though!
  14. Re: Ever Tempted by a Great Deal for a Scent You Don't Love?

    Yes, we all love Grey Flannel socks! Oh, wait...

    As for the topic, I have done this... sort of - if I spot older style bottles on FragranceX (usually splash or smaller volumes), I have bought...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes - reformulated?

    Today I stopped in a random gas station and when I went in to pay I spotted some fragrances behind the counter. One of them was a 100 ml Terre D'Hermes.

    I asked how much, and the lady said $34.99....
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    I want to say it's spicier a tad, but overall I can honestly say they are the same. If this one has been reformulated, they've done a great job!
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Hmmm I guess they changed the bottle in the mid-2000s.




    Makes sense! Good to hear. The white text is just an explanation of the notes as it is a tester bottle. Handy if you ask me.
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Thanks. I'm inclined to think the tester is older based as well on a familiar blast of "off" notes right out of the bottle - I've smelled similar in an old bottle of Polo and a bottle of Krizia...
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    Re: givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Interesting. The new bottles collar is also embossed with Givenchy. The tester smells spicier up front, while the newer bottle smells freshe and airier. Both benzoin bombs. Tester seems less faint...
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    givenchy pi vintage vs new...?

    Hi all,
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    Recently got a tester from ebay and am confused. The bottle on the leftt is supposedly new juice, code 2R02 (2012). On the right is the tester, code 001488 (2000) from Andre's guide....
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    Re: Europe Trip and Perfumes Seen and Bought

    Great read! Sounds like a wonderful adventure!
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    Re: Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men 2014 EDP!!

    Have not heard much of this- is it EdP? Or the metallic bottle edt reissue?
  23. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    I have not tried the newest one.

    I am familiar with two previous incarnations:

    "MIchael" on bottle by Perfumes Givenchy and "Michael Kors" by Michael Kors Beauty.

    The first is rich and deep...
  24. Re: Cosmair polo, black atomizer/sprayer ?!! (Thought it was gold in color) pics included

    I had a very old bottle that had that exact sprayer. It was legit!
  25. Re: Name a scent you bought, sold and bought again cause you realized what you had lost....

    Versace's The Dreamer. Had a small bottle, gave it to a friend. Smelled it on someone in public, now waiting for one to come in the mail :/
  26. Re: Alternative to checkcosmetic.net, their website seems to be down. (Le Male reference)

    I can help here.

    I have been on the hunt for some Le Male from prior to 2011 since I heard that was when it was reformulated.

    In order to do so, I needed to know what batch codes corresponded...
  27. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    Thanks everyone for the input. This thread has at least sparked some good debate and discussion. I wish it hadn't become so personal, truthfully. I just felt like I had zero recourse and wasn't...
  28. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    Agreed. The seller said they'd refund my money if it was seized. Now I hear nothing from them for almost 3 weeks. That said, I have bought so much from the US these past few months with no problems....
  29. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    That's super kind man - Please keep it and enjoy it. Your kindness is appreciated.
  30. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    Thanks. I'll get in touch with Grant.

    And yes, I took this person at their word and am paying for it. I really can't fathom the package being held up still. I've been buying online for a decade...
  31. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    Me too man, me too. How about that. The person is currently "private messaging" right now. I wonder if it is me?! Anyways, I'll send another message and check in tomorrow. Thanks for following my...
  32. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    I don't know if its appropriate to name this person here. Not to tease, but it's not looking like I'll get my money back anyways!

    Mods, any problems with that? I've not heard from the seller...
  33. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    That's right. After Ebaying for years I've had instances of no tracking numbers, but always received my items.



    Thanks dude. I couldn't accept it, but there's the spirit of basenotes I have...
  34. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    1st reformulation M7. *sigh*
  35. Re: A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    It's not looking good...




    The funny thing is that this person has 15 positive feedbacks, 0 negative. All signs point to this person being legit. For some reason, they won't acknowledge me. If...
  36. A little help appreciated - Bad experience on marketplace...

    Hi All,

    I am posting this here because I know it will get a lot of eyes and also because I don't really know the best place to post it.

    Long story short, I paid for a bottle of fragrance from a...
  37. Re: A sloppily dressed person seeking compliments on his fragrance at the local buffet.

    Seconded.
  38. Re: Occurance of Fakes.. Real or Largly Imagined?

    So many "is X fake?" threads these days. I haven't seen any to be actually fake! The chances are definitely increased with purchases from either Ebay or street vendors. Anything else and you're not...
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    Re: What happened to forum members of the past?

    I always liked shamus reviews, and visit his blog regularly hoping to see a new post - one and a half years later... nothing! :(



    I suspect it was the reviews.... IMO nearly unintelligible and...
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    Re: Aventus...Am I missing something or all hype?

    I'm in the same boat! Bought a sample and wore all of it, by the end I was only using it to use it up. I didn't think it was bottle worthy or worth all the hype. Definitely not my style and I have...
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    Re: Was Kouros ever made in the USA?

    Ha!
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    Re: Ebay and Counterfeits

    I got burned twice: once on a bottle of hypnose for my wife, once on a bottle of safari for myself... it's personal! Just kidding, I only call them out here and there :p
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    Re: Ebay and Counterfeits

    Saying no guarantee does not absolve the seller of knowingly selling a fake!!
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    Re: Ebay and Counterfeits

    Haha, don't care! :p It is so deceitful. I don't go out of my way to report, only if it is blatant and I can tell 100%.
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    Ebay and Counterfeits

    Anyone ever report counterfeit listings? I do anytime I see them. Not sure if Ebay will remove them, but it just makes me so mad to see an obvious fake - GPH I for $120 USD - horrendously mishappen...
  46. Re: What do women think about your favorite fragrance?

    I had my wife smell M7. Something I consider a masterpiece - She shrugged her shoulders. I had her smell smalto for men (1998). By no means a slouch, but IMO fairly generic woody vanilla. SHE LOVED...
  47. Re: What do women think about your favorite fragrance?

    That sounds like something my ex would have done! She loved to wind me up.
  48. Re: What do women think about your favorite fragrance?

    Oscar Pour Lui
    Wife: "Smells alright"
    Friend: "It smells like potpourri in here!"

    Giorgio Bevery HIlls for Men
    Wife: "It's alright"
    Friend: N/A

    Gucci Pour Homme
    Wife: "It's alright"
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    WTB: YSL M7 (not Oud Absolut)

    Title says it all! Looking preferentially for original version, will consider the 1st reform.

    Thank you.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Acquired some! Thanks all. Please close this thread.
  50. Re: I don't enjoy my colognes as much as usual when I'm really tired...

    Great! Only a few decades left for me! :P

    I as well don't get excited about fragrance when I'm tired or have other things weighing heavily on my mind.
  51. Thread: Caron 3rd Man

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    Caron 3rd Man

    I have fallen in love with a mini of the vintage juice. It is SUPERB IMO.

    How does the modern day juice stack up?
  52. Thread: Sergio Soldano

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    Re: Sergio Soldano

    Got them today. They smell like cheap shampoo, the tan especially. The white is the better of the two but still not great. It reminds me of Lacoste Pour Homme - a sporty somewhat nondescript scent....
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    If I had $4000 to spare on colognes, I'd spend $200 max and invest $3800 somewhere!!
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I bought a bottle of Krizia Moods Uomo from Fragrancex - the topnotes were acrid and smelled horrendous. Unfortunately they persisted and the smell didn't improve. I got a refund no questions asked. ...
  55. Thread: Sergio Soldano

    by rybot
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    Re: Sergio Soldano

    Still waiting! US to Canada shipping.... slowwww :P
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    Re: Don't know what you have til it's gone

    I had a nice big bottle of JOOP! with the symbol on the bottle, etc. Gave it away almost full. Would you know, I wanted it again but could only find the Coty versions. Sigh.
  57. Thread: Sergio Soldano

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    Re: Sergio Soldano

    Hmmm Happy at least I didn't pay much! I'll update with my thoughts after the bottles have arrived.
  58. Thread: Sergio Soldano

    by rybot
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    Sergio Soldano

    Recently picked up some Sergio Soldano bottles (white and tan). Reviews or any other information on these scents is scarce. Anyone have any opinions or information they'd care to share? It is a...
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    Quorum Clarification

    I am a huge fan of this fragrance and often read about it being reformulated, yada yada yada. Anyways, can the more experienced basenoters walk me through the reformulation timeline for this...
  60. Re: when a cheap gem is underappreciated... Quorum!

    This one is in my top 3. Love the grapefruit off the top and it just smells so great overall.
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    Re: Gucci Rush for Men Smell Alike

    I've got rush, visit, and sartoriale. Visit is the closest for sure.
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    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    2010 vintages are not often discussed here, but I have an EDT from 2010 - To me it is a dirty orange, flinty scent. Smells great with a leather jacket.

    Lasts all day and into the evening for me.
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    They are certainly out there.
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    Have heard that Chevignon is like Crest on the cheap. Tempted to try this one (knowing me I would still not be able to live without Crest... )
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    This one is revered because it harkens back to the vintage Polo a little closer than the current L'Oreal offering, yes? I ask because with some patience you can score NIB 100 ml Cosmair Polo for...
  66. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    Looking forward to trying this one. Big fan of DN and Horizon. Never smelled Drakkar, and Dynamik we shall not speak of....
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    Re: Question about Gucci Envy for men

    A fantastic fragrance. Always an enjoyable wear!
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    Re: New Michael Kors for men.

    lol!
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    Re: New Michael Kors for men.

    Interesting. Maybe a rebranding or a scent update. The notes look similar as does the packaging. Happy i have the Givenchy version with "Michael" on the bottle. I feel the second generation bottle...
  70. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    I keep the reform around simply for some added depth to the late drydown that the older versions seem to lack.
  71. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    Both Stern and Interparfums have done great reformulations in my books! Two manufacturers I respect for their current portfolios.
  72. Re: Sooo... Are there actually 2 different versions of " Vintage" Giorgio Beverly Hillis for men?

    Wow... I have never seen that, only EA or Giorgio on the label. Paging Dr. Seid...
  73. Thread: Steal of the day

    by rybot
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    Re: Steal of the day

    I have avante garde, and I find both somewhat similar, but like AG a bit more. Both under-rated by the general public.
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    Re: Lemmy from Motorhead wears...

    Fascinating! I love tidbits like this. Reminds us that famous people are still just regular joes in a lot of ways.
  75. Thread: Steal of the day

    by rybot
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    Re: Steal of the day

    Found Arpege Pour Homme for 29$ online as well, usually listed north of 50$. Given the scarcity of this one I was happy!
  76. Thread: Steal of the day

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    Re: Steal of the day

    Hard to find things in brick and mortar here, but recently scored a 100 mL of Ungaro L'Homme II for $40 USD on the web. Thought that was alright.
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    Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    I hear you - our receptionist wears an overall nice fragrance but it is very sweet and she _really_ applies heavily. I could see that being headache inducing if I spent a lot of time nearby.

    A...
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    Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    Reviving a necrothread...

    Where I live I smell Cool Water a lot. A senior in my firm wears ADG or something similar, not entirely sure. I am the only guy who seems to wear fragrance other than...
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    Re: Help me understand Ungaro II

    Hmmm... I hope it's not spoiled - I have smelled spoiled fragrances and I can tell right away. The thing with this one is that though it smells like froot loops, it's not in a "wrong" way, if you get...
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    Help me understand Ungaro II

    I have a bottle of Ungaro II, and paid a good penny for it because I was looking for a civet heavy fragrance - the only problem is that I'm not confident I can smell the civet! I don't get any...
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    Re: Reformulated: Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I began this hobby trying not to get wrapped up in "chasing vintage" but now one of my favourite things is scoring an old bottle for a great price. Thrill of the hunt.

    Sorry to hear about a reform...
  82. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men - Then and Now

    I was hoping you'd chime in, you're the Giorgio guru! I'll be the first to admit that my nose isn't the best - It could be that the 2011 version I have is boxed in an old style box, while being the...
  83. Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men - Then and Now

    I've been fortunate enough to come across a few bottles of GBHFM, in different incarnations. I thought I would post a few pictures comparing three versions:

    From left to right: vintage version,...
  84. Re: The Curve bottle is now clear, wonder if they also reformulated the juice...

    I always love reading your posts, lol. Great story.
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    Re: Perry Ellis for men (1985)

    Ah... very good. This version is somewhat harsh, I get a strong clove blast up front. Dry down is nice and definitely reminds me of the newest falic version.
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    Re: Perry Ellis for men (1985)

    Doesn't matter, you're right. I like it for sure! I may have to splurge on a mini of the true vintage to satisfy my curiosity though. Does the vintage stuff contain civet as I have read in older...
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    Perry Ellis for men (1985)

    I recently came across a bottle of this fragrance - the sticker on the bottom says Sanofi Beaute / Parfums Stern / Made in USA. The bottle says "Eau Du Toilette".

    As I understand the bona fide...
  88. Thread: GBH Red for Men

    by rybot
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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    Awesome. When I'm a bit more motivated I will hit my favourite brick and mortar shops and see if I can find a 8XXX bottle. The shopkeepers think I'm insane when I ask to see all the boxes :S
  89. Re: How to recognize GUY LAROCHE perfumes: a practical guide.

    I have a box that lists year 1998.
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    Re: Giorgio B. H.for man?

    I stick with 2-3 sprays on the chest. Gives a reasonable release from under the collar without being too intrusive.
  91. Thread: GBH Red for Men

    by rybot
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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    drseid - Was EA the only parent company to reissue the GBH fragrances, beginning around 2008?
  92. Thread: GBH Red for Men

    by rybot
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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    I am wondering if this is the case - if aging EA Giorgio BH bottles (both Red and For Men) yields a more rewarding fragrance. I suppose this applies and any reformulation that seems thin and hollow...
  93. Thread: GBH Red for Men

    by rybot
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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    Sorry, "alleged" would have been better to say than "established". I gathered that from this thread (posts 67 onwards):
    ...
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    What's up buddy! Bold choices for summer!
  95. Thread: GBH Red for Men

    by rybot
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    GBH Red for Men

    Since it has been established that early batches of EA Giorgio Beverly Hills for men (i.e. 2008/2009 or so) were very close to original vintage before being tweaked to the light green juice, has it...
  96. Thread: 1 Million Lineup

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    Re: 1 Million Lineup

    A refreshing attitude when talking about this line!
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    Re: Found a bottle of gucci envy 50ml today

    Congrats! Great scent - I have scoured around and bought what I could find in my neck of the woods. Never got as good a deal as you did though!
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    The obvious one that is not on your list is Kouros - I *DO* get stank in the current version, believe it or not.
  99. Thread: Did I goof?

    by rybot
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    Re: Did I goof?

    I saw that, wonder if that's just how it was? I changed my tune about my bottle... The topnotes are definitely off, but after a few minutes they are replaced by a wonderfully spicy, creamy,...
  100. Thread: Did I goof?

    by rybot
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    Re: Did I goof?

    Well, top notes spoiled, overall unwearable unfortunately. Buyer beware on Ebay, I guess! The quest continues...
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