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    This evening I got a big compliment on my cologne from a younger woman (20-23 yo) She begged me to tell her what cologne it was. I just told her it was "old school" and smiled.
    "Is it Tommy?"
    "Older" smile

    I was wearing Z-14 (9.99 from Marshalls)

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    Thrax
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    It is a sad person who mistakes Tommy for Halston Z-14...

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    She's a 20-23-year-old, Thrax, giver her a break! :-)
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    Thats like comparing a Chevy Lumina to a Corvette. You dont have to be a rocket surgeon to see there is a huge difference. Z-14 makes me cringe. My dad wears it all the time though and it smells pretty damn good on him.

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    I'm happy to see another user who likes the 'Z. We don't talk about it enough here on BN.
    I've never had a compliment on it, but I wear it for myself. It feels/smells like a sort of melancholy autumn day.



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    Seems I'm going to have to try the Z's out! I'm an Old Skool type a' guy myself!
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    Read a previous thread of mine from a few months back about my compliment experience...

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    I'm on the flip side of the Halston fan base. I-12 has been my signiture summer frag for over 20 yrs, and to countless compliments. I think it just adores my skin. I tested the Z at the same time as the I-12 and hated the Z, but recently I gave it another try and I was surprised to find I liked it - sort of. It goes on a bit rough, but it drys down nicely. I-12 is still my summer graille (sp) though. Has either been the SOTD?

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    nearfantastica
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax
    Thats like comparing a Chevy Lumina to a Corvette. You dont have to be a rocket surgeon to see there is a huge difference. Z-14 makes me cringe. My dad wears it all the time though and it smells pretty damn good on him.
    Hey dude, I owned a Chevy Lumina... back off Heh.. it was sky-blue.. the ugliest thing I've seen since the digital pictures of when I went out for Hallowe'en as Jackie O...... I digress.

    a.

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    Think I still have a Members Only jacket in the closet that smells like my Z-14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrax
    It is a sad person who mistakes Tommy for Halston Z-14...
    One time this girl at work asked me if i was wearing JOOP!.


    I was wearing Kouros.
    Are you not entertained??? Is this not why you are here??

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    You know, for guys 30 and over I think Z-14 is a fine scent. Manly, spicy, very sensual scent. Keep it at 2-3 sprays.

    Now, for me, I prefer Michael Kors when I want the same effect.

    For the money, Z-14 is a great buy. I'd wear it before I reached for the Drakkar. Even though that's Gordon over Earnhardt.....gggggrrrrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckW

    For the money, Z-14 is a great buy. I'd wear it before I reached for the Drakkar. Even though that's Gordon over Earnhardt.....gggggrrrrrrr

    Ah, that's right. I had forgotten about that race car driver thing. Still, I think there's probably a tiny percentage of people who:
    -Notice what you're wearing
    -Can tell what you're wearing
    -Are familiar with the whole NASCAR sponsorship thing
    -Would assume that you like race cars, too
    -Would bother telling you any of this


    I know that I haven't received any comments on it (and I work with a few hundred rabid NASCAR fans.
    But in the end, you know, all things being equal, I think I'd rather wear a perfume 'sponsored' by a race car driver than an actor


    I consider Z-14 and Drakkar Noir to be close buddies. Z-14 is the Carhardt work jacket, and DN is the work jacket after it's been washed and sprayed with some perfume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey Q
    Think I still have a Members Only jacket in the closet that smells like my Z-14.
    LOL!
    I used to have one of those ! (not anymore: got good advice )

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl
    One time this girl at work asked me if i was wearing JOOP!.


    I was wearing Kouros.
    LoL, thats like my folks calling every new video game console a "nintendo"..
    -

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    Quote Originally Posted by zztopp
    LoL, thats like my folks calling every new video game console a "nintendo"..
    LOL
    God, I am looking forward to the Nintendo 3 and LOVE my nintendo 360
    "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by greyhueofdoubt
    I'm happy to see another user who likes the 'Z. We don't talk about it enough here on BN.
    I've never had a compliment on it, but I wear it for myself. It feels/smells like a sort of melancholy autumn day.
    -ben
    I have a huge collector's bottle . Love it on myself - reminds me of Maxim's pour homme and Clinique Aromatics Elixir. Very woody, mossy and autumnal as you have said! There is also a touch of the rich leather in the base found in Aramis pour homme. SO, who wears Chanel Antaeus and Xeryus Rouge, thinks it's foul stuff when sniffed / on him, but I'm not asking him to wear it!

    Definitely Ol' Skool!
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