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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    Nice work Chuck! Two solid "LOVES" for me! Fahrenheit Parfum is in my top 5, its just stunning. Swoon-worthy if I may borrow a phrase.

    Just remember - don't judge Red Tobacco on the first 5...
  2. Re: Mercedes-Benz Man Private: This One's Good....and I Mean It!

    Hahaha always funny to have your old posts resurrected and see what you were all fussed about 3 years ago (or whatever it was)

    This isn't bad, as you said, but it seems to me to be like Explorer...
  3. Re: Mercedes-Benz Man Private: This One's Good....and I Mean It!

    I don't get it. I ordered a 10ml decant to try this out, and - it smells like a knock-off of Oud Malaki?!? Like, a cheaper, sweeter, Oud Malaki (which I love, don't get me wrong)
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum...Cucumber or not?

    I just want to say also, be careful of fakes out there - for some reason, this is a commonly counterfeited perfume. I bought a knock-off from a seller HERE on Basenotes, who wasn't aware that it was...
  5. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    C's were giving it away like they didn't want it down the stretch two days ago. REALLY hope they can minimize the costly turnovers tonight.. and REBOUND, dammit!!
  6. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried Mercedes Benz Man Private today, ordered a 10ml decant. Nice, but been done before, and better. Oud Malaki.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum...Cucumber or not?

    $99/shipped from this trustworthy ebay vendor is a fantastic price. I'm tempted to buy up their remaining stock just to have it for when this stuff jumps up to $150 a bottle like DHP did....
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum...Cucumber or not?

    Cucumber??? Ah, no. LOL not even remotely. Fahrenheit Parfum is a 5 star, niche level scent that I always recommend very highly. Its sensational.
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    Re: Bottle OCD (buying testers)

    Haahaha
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Man, you need to get your hands on a sample of the EdP if you like this one. Its so much richer and deeper than the EdT... one of my favorite scents of all time.
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    Thats the thing with Travalos - they don't fill like other atomizers. They direct fill from the bottom, which was why I bought one as a solution to a wonky Chanel sprayer. Not sure how they would...
  12. Re: Beginner looking for something that stands out

    Aventus
  13. Re: Blind buy recommedations ( L'Instant, Egoiste, Equipage, The One EDP )

    well that really narrows it down for him :rolleyesold:
  14. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Thats why I'm posting in the oversprayers club man! Anyhow, it actually was 6 sprays initially but I topped it off with two more after dinner. Still overspraying, yes. I ain't skurred
  15. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Thank you sir - you as well! I gambled on a "sticker label" vintage Egoiste bottle and man did it pay off. Beautiful stuff :happy:
  16. Re: Blind buy recommedations ( L'Instant, Egoiste, Equipage, The One EDP )

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  17. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays from the vintage Chanel firehose sprayer
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  18. Re: Is Lalique pour homme (Lion), a blast from the past..?

    Excellent breakdown, Brooks! Thanks. Maybe I'll actually spray it when I reach for it next time :)

    ... although I AM a much bolder and punchier person (as you know) from the powerhouse 80's era...
  19. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Right?? Why not fake the keeper EVERYONE was expecting, and go to the wide open fullback in the flat, like they did perfectly earlier in the game?? Oh well hindsight *sigh*
  20. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Holy shit. Heart attack time! One play for the game. QB keeper??

    edit: and, unsurprising to EVERYONE watching that game, Cam keeps it and predictably gets stuffed :sad:
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    Re: Creed Aventus "A4219S41" legit or fake?

    Its fine based on the info given
  22. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    My initial application this morning was from my vintage 90's bottle, but I refreshed from my decant I got from you.
  23. Re: Is Lalique pour homme (Lion), a blast from the past..?

    ^^ which is why I prefer (and love) BdP - that drydown! one of the best in the business if you like woody frags
  24. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Still wearing BdP, cause the stuff doesn't quit and I didn't feel like showering away the gloriousness of its drydown.

    Lets go PATS!!!! Superbowl preview game??

    Chuck, its a fun time to be a...
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    Re: Please help me.

    Aventus
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    Hmmm thats a fair question, I have no idea. Raiders of the Lost Scent has nothing to opine about that either


    Thanks for that advice. Its odd, I have like five or six travalos. A couple of them...
  27. Re: Anyone want to help take down an eBay scammer?

    Ever since Ebay started charging sales tax, I've preferred buying by frags from sellers here. You have to be more patient but.. usually you can find what you're looking for if you wait long enough.
    ...
  28. Re: Is Lalique pour homme (Lion), a blast from the past..?

    Well I can't disagree with that, but move past the opening - the drydown of BdP is glorious. One of the best drydowns in the business, just beautiful. Sublime. And the drydown phase is the vast, vast...
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    Re: What smells like a burning temple?

    I AM a fireman and I have no idea :embarassed:



    but this was a pretty excellent answer; I'd agree especially with T Rex
  30. Re: Is Lalique pour homme (Lion), a blast from the past..?

    For anybody who likes and wears this fragrance and also owns Bois Du Portugal; how do you force yourself to wear Lalique?? Whenever I want to wear this stuff, I inevitably reach past it and spray...
  31. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10 sprays of BdP this morning and another 6 sprays 7 or 8 hours later :thumbsup:
  32. Re: Mega list of Mostly Versatile Fragrances with Beast Mode Performance

    Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Mancera Red Tobacco
    Mancera Cedrat Boise
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Bois Du Portugal
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum...
  33. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Wait, what? You're a Celtics fan?? Huh? But you're also a Steelers fan, and you're from Georgia??
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    I bought a Travalo instead :thumbsup:
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Ditto for me!


    You like rolling with the EdT during the day and the Parfum at night huh? FP smells better with a little regular Fahrenheit still lingering on your skin?
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    Re: Fake Creed Cap (2019 batch)?

    No idea, but I like your user name! hehe
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    So I haven't noticed any issues with that 30ml bottle, but I just bought a 75ml bottle from (allegedly) 1989. It smells fantastic but the sprayer SUCKS - sometimes it sprays a little bit, a lot of...
  38. Re: Similarities between Dior Homme Parfum and Fahrenheit Parfum?

    There is definitely some overlap, in fact I usually wear FP the day after I wear DHP, because DHP lingers for so long on my skin that it is frequently still there the next day. FP has enough in...
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    Re: Dior homme parfum 75ml.

    I bought 3 backups back when it was still available for ~$120 :coolold: love that stuff, although its tough to wear in the hot weather
  40. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Wow man you win the "Oversprayer of the Day" Award! That is some dedication, that stuff is nuclear
  41. Re: Anyone want to help take down an eBay scammer?

    This seller has fooled almost 1,500 people with fake fragrances??? That seems unlikely to me
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    Re: Card Holder vs. Bifold Wallet

    I have several wallets, but the one I carry is a Secrid "slim wallet". It holds ~6 cards (drivers lic, debit card, credit card x2, lic to carry, insurance card) plus cash. The cards "fan out" when...
  43. [USA] Re: Jubi XXV, Tuscan Leather, Ombre Leather, VINTAGE LDDM, BdC Parfum, Individuel, Explorer, CDNIM.

    New stuff for swap!
  44. Re: Creed Vintage Tabarome , estimated value ?

    "Vintage" Tabarome long ago reached unicorn, unobtanium status, it is one of the most (over)hyped discontinued fragrances out there.

    I would expect this to fetch $7/ml at the lower end, and at...
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    Re: Dior homme parfum 75ml.

    Everything looks legit to me.

    How much did you pay? The market for this is in the $150-$160 range
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    I have sampled quite a bit of the Kerosene line and there are definitely some fantastic fragrances from this house, always unique and high quality. My favorite is Blackmail which is smoky and...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    I could not pass up an almost full bottle of one of my all-time favorite scents for $75 this morning
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    Re: Amouage Sprayers

    Amouage and Tauer have the two weakest sprayers in the game in my experience. But as many have said, their stinginess directly correlates to how strong their juice is, so I guess it makes sense..
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    This is the most polarizing fragrance out there I think. People either strongly love it or vehemently hate it, there doesn't seem to be any in between. I think those of us that love it outnumber the...
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    Re: Mancera Red Tobacco

    That will change once RT is in your possession!

    For the record, I love Red Tobacco. As many have said, the opening is a bit harsh, but once you make it through that few minutes, the rest of the...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    One of my all-time favorite scents! I think 3rd most worn for me, despite not being an "easy" wear. I just adore that stuff. (Enough to buy two backups!) Where did you get it from?
  52. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    ^^ I have not. Yet :)

    Thanks!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Pretty safe blind buy IMO

    I bought it blind as well based off of its reputation, reviews, and list of notes and I was not disappointed. Its not gonna threaten my most worn list, but its still an...
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    Re: Latest Chopard - Black Incense Malaki!

    Well that actually sounds fantastic to this lover of smoky and woody scents! I love love love Lonestar Memories, Interlude is rapidly vaulting up my most worn list (just bought a backup bottle) and...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2020

    Quality choice!

    Although I keep hearing that the current juice is no longer the beast it once was. I sprayed this on this morning around 8am and was still smelling it a solid 7 hours later, thats...
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    Re: Current guilty pleasure?

    My guilty pleasure has always been (and probably will always be) Versace Eros. Haters gonna hate
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    Re: Latest Chopard - Black Incense Malaki!

    Can you elaborate on that a little bit? Comment on the "Burnt-rubber leather note that is dominant" from start to finish (according to Emanuel76), or the "petrol" note on top of that burnt rubber...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ummm aren't you supposed to smell your fragrance radiating from wherever you sprayed it?? why is that a bonus
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    Re: Aventus 10th Anniversary Edition

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/479624-Aventus-10-year-anniversary-bottle-real
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    Re: Latest Chopard - Black Incense Malaki!

    It sounds pretty good to me. and like someone else said, I love Chopard's bottles, they have a really nice presentation for the price (really, for any price)
  61. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I completely agree. I prefer the Concentree because I'm not a huge oak moss fan, and the oak moss takes a backseat to the vanilla and cardamom in PMC. I lov the barbershop vibe! Both are excellent...
  62. Re: eBay: YMMV Coupon - $25 off $25.01 or more

    The coupon expires today, 9/7 IIRC, so use it or lose it if you have it/can use it!
  63. Re: eBay: YMMV Coupon - $25 off $25.01 or more

    I got this from ebay last week - it was for long time customers (I've been on since 99). Thank you for being with us from the beginning. I used it on a Patagonia hoodie though :)
  64. Re: Looking for a bit of a specific suggestion, details inside...have at it folks!

    Royal Oud is perfect in the weather you're describing. So is
    Fahrenheit Parfum
    Egoiste EdT
    Bois du Portugal
    Au Coeur Du Desert
    Interlude Man
    Epic Man
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    Re: Advice needed - fragrance for date

    Bleu is the safest pick, as many others have already stated.

    I personally would go with the Amouage. Reflection Man is a fantastic scent (my wife loves it) that is not all that common. The One EdP...
  66. Re: whats a good inexpensive mens cologne or deo spray that would go well with a hawaiian shirt

    This is actually an example where AVENTUS is not a sarcastic answer.

    edit: oh wait he said inexpensive. Never mind.
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    First time wearing Bentley for Men Intense. Its a strong YES on this one! Solid "blind" buy (bought on a recommendation from a long-time member based on my likes)
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    Re: Possible fakes

    Where did you purchase from? Ebay or another online retailer? Where was the vendor from?

    I'm only familiar with the Amouages, and safe to say that they are all fakes IMO.
  69. Re: Best 3 fragrances for the list ( Dior Homme Parfum, L'Homme Idéal,Linstant Jaipur ..)

    I would pick
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Dior Homme Parfum
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    Dior Homme Parfum
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    Re: Fragrances for Cuddling and Sleeping.

    My honest answer would probably be La Nuit De L'Homme, although The One EdP is an excellent suggestion as well. Neither is an overly loud fragrance, and women seem to really dig both. Both are...
  71. Re: Rethinking my thoughts that colognes are seasonal

    Its funny, I felt the same way - and I made a comment in the "Most Worn for July" thread about someone wearing Interlude a lot. INTERLUDE in the summer!? Blasphemy! But that person opened my eyes -...
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    Re: The state of Antaeus

    I have sampled several different versions, and while deep vintage (New York) juice is the deepest, richest version, I actually like the current stuff more. Its just an easier wear IMO.
  73. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    How do you feel about the Concentree version of CPM? I rarely see it as your SOTD, and you wear CPM a lot
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    Re: Fragrances for Cuddling and Sleeping.

    Aventus.
  75. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Red Tobacco felt a little like overspraying, but man - I've missed this one! Haven't worn since a cooler day in early May...
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    Thanks for the input gents, I really appreciate it :)

    At the end of the day, its clearly a pretty deep vintage version of one of the best mens frags of all time IMHO. The first spray smelled a...
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    Negative, the bar code is on the actual box - but its a sticker on the box, not actually printed on the box. You can see/feel that its a sticker. The batch code on the other hand, is printed on the...
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    Dating Vintage PMC

    So I’m having a hard time dating this bottle of Pour Monsieur Concentree. It has a barcode, so it’s after 1990. It has the short ingredients list, so 1998-2004. But is has no “green dot” which would...
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    Re: Most worn in August 2020

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    Interlude Man by Amouage
    4 wears





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  80. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    12 "sprays" Au Coeur Du Desert
  81. Re: Help Me With My Next Purchase - Something for Fall

    I was just saying that Egoiste checks all your boxes. Its not really feminine, its just not "super masculine" as you said you were trying to avoid.

    I have to say also, that I would not dismiss...
  82. Re: Help Me With My Next Purchase - Something for Fall

    Chanel Egoiste.

    "Fresh, but still dark" - check
    Rose note - check
    Not super masculine, could be worn by females - check
    "Feels a bit vintage" - check
    Not worn by everybody - check
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    Re: Most worn in August 2020

    "SOTD"
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    Re: 2020 Creed Aventus Real or Fake?

    Whats the batch code on the bottle? Pic of it? Batch code on the box is indeed 18B01, does the bottle say the same thing? Why are you saying "2020 Creed Aventus" then?? As the previous poster said,...
  85. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I *am* talking about "vintage" TL. 2010 and 2011 juice, 4 sprays is enough to last 12-14+ hours. The stuff is eternal. Interlude is not as potent in my experience.
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    Re: Your worst performing frag in rotation?

    This would probably be the answer for me. Lovely scent, but fleeting and either disappears - or I go anosmic to it - in a very short amount of time. I would also put Montblanc's Explorer in there.
  87. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I'm not sure why this one has this reputation as being "1 spray is too strong".. I have stronger frags that require less application (Red Tobacco, Layton, Tuscan Leather, Dior Homme Parfum, Opium EdP...
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    Re: Spring/Summer Versatile Signature Scent

    I like Bois D'Argent from your list but might I suggest another? Pour Monsieur Concentree is light and fresh enough for high heat, but has enough depth and heft that it can be worn in spring and fall...
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    Re: Your favorite Cartier fragrance?

    I have not smelled all their offerings, but out of what I have smelled, my favorite is Pasha Parfum
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Was just out-bid on a vintage, 2006 (first batch) of my SOTE (and 3rd most worn); Lonestar Memories :sad:
  91. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    Cedrat Boise smells a LOT like fruit loops to me, especially the opening. Basically, fruit loops over a bunch of cedar with some leather and musk mingling in
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    Re: Dark scent suggestion to feel like a BOSS

    Dark and like a boss huh.

    Dior Homme Parfum would fit that description perfectly IMO. So would Tuscan Leather, for sure. Epic Man is a fantastic, opulent fragrance that is kind of dark, and so is...
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    Re: Clash of titans

    Layton by a country mile
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    Re: Genuine layton

    The embossing on the PdM bottles was never very sharp, I think its intended to look that way
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Why is it special?? I'll be out on my boat all day tomorrow, I usually rock Eros cause something about it just feels "boat" to me (and its loud enough to smell while on a lake or in the ocean) but...
  96. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    Ah. OK then! I understand completely. You want the "official" Michael travel atomizer. (It IS a pretty heavy, high quality atomizer I have to admit)

    I have only sampled the juice inside (and have...
  97. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    I really don't understand your logic man - and not trying to troll you or be disrespectful or anthing - but if you already have a bottle of Michael, why not just buy an empty travel atomizer that you...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

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  99. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    The travel atomizer comes with three vials - use one up and you just pop it out and pop a full one in. ? I don't understand why you would need to refill
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Royal Oud is my most worn scent. I have two bottles of 16L01, two bottles of 10K01 and a bottle of 11X01.
    Aventus is an easy reach any time of year. I have a 120ml bottle of 14L01, a 100ml bottle of...
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