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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Happy birthday!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Frosted is still Panouge, like mine, just previous packaging variant, so after 93 but before mine.



    Thanks! I know you like this one!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Added Y Le Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent (2021) and Ferragamo Intense Leather (2021) via form.

    Thank you for getting the other ones in there so fast. <3

    This rounds out all my missing new...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm honored my bad pun inspired you.

    Tonight I'm in:

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    Jacques Fath Green Water (1947)
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    Poll: Re: Cologne Indelibile Vs Petit Matin

    I like Petty Matinee better than Cologne Indecipherable anyway.

    (Petit Matin = wonderful stuff).
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Unrelated, but I think we should label any current fragrance that still exists despite being unwanted as "Miscontinued"
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Also added Caron Nuit Fraîche (2019) via form
  8. Re: What is the Advantage of Sauvage Over Prada Luna Rossa Carbon?

    Sauvage is louder, younger, more in-your-face.

    If you're looking to fit in at a party, Sauvage is better.

    Carbon is more lavender, smoother, quieter.

    If you're in an office, Carbon is better.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Added XX Artisan by John Varvatos (2020) via form
  10. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    I actually edited that out of my original post to avoid drama with dual-membership folks.
  11. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    Also the aging population here combined with most new people coming to BN as a haven away from modern mainstream fragrances (be it for interest in vintages/discontinued fragrances or rare...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I wore cK One last night. Noticed a rose note I had never detected before. Pretty neat.

    Today I'm in:

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    Cacharel pour L'Homme (1981)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th June, 2021

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    Creed Royal Mayfair (2015)
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    Re: 2021 Chanel Antaeus

    Well, the answer is: A LOT

    But, you have to think about how many baby boomer and Generation X guys had their first dates (or lost their virginity), their first successful job interviews (or...
  15. Re: What’s the essence of sex in your opinion for a man’s scent?

    That dangerous zone between clean appeal and animalic virility. Yves Saint Laurent had the right idea with Pour Homme (1971) and Kouros (1981), but now "sexy" just means smelling like you aren't...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Together we can fuse and form Super Informvoltron, then blast off and save some city from a giant uninformed monster, or something.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    That's super informative! Avon used the bottom sticker if the name wasn't on the cap or bottle itself, especially for uniform bottle lines like their "Crystal Cologne" series where several feminine...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    None of their bottles seem to name the fragrance on the label. Is it on the bottom per chance like how Avon used to do? Or do you just have to -know- what's inside by smell/color?
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    Managed to sample and wear. Way better than I was expecting.
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Freshie?

    For me?

    Percival
    Sedley
    Greenley
    Darley
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Versace The Dreamer (1997)
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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    Such a crazy bottle.
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    Re: 2021 Chanel Antaeus

    I have a 2020 (not a 2021) and it's pretty good!
  24. Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    Yup. Totally agree.
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    Re: Akigalawood

    You mentioned plant engineering so.... yeah XD
  26. Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    Impossible to prove intent if someone's not being overt about it (like a bot would be) and polling itself isn't necessarily against CoC Gotta love loophole exploitation.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

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    Petit Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2016)
  28. Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    This Billionaires account is likely just data mining. Remember when they tried doing "only women answer" threads on popular men's fragrances? I highly doubt any of these questions are for personal...
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    Re: Akigalawood

    I just hope the original patchouli smell isn't lost to us ala the Gros Michel banana
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    Re: Akigalawood

    So you're saying Mayochup, Dijonnaise, aioli, and so on. :lolk:
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    Re: Akigalawood

    I've made jokes about patchouli isolates or "denatured patchouli" being olfactive mayonnaise for perfumers; all thickness and slickness, no flavor, holding a sandwich together without adding much to...
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    Re: Akigalawood

    Akigalawood is a molecule isolated from patchouli, according to what I understand. It isn't patchouli, but FROM patchouli. Has a woody profile, kinda roundish, can get a little sage-y when dosed...
  33. Re: Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 - where's the longevity?

    The original pulls a Houdini on me after 15 minutes, although I can detect the extrait for hours.
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    This one isn't worth paying to split, or even paying to sample. It's test for free or forever unknown to me with modern designer crank flankers like this.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Eternity Cologne for Men (2020) added via form.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'll join you!

    Bogart Furyo (1988)

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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Dropping the bomb and tip toeing away like a Spy vs Spy comic strip.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You're welcome!



    I appreciate the feedback for them! Let's keep smelling great together.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I agree! Joint is greener, and has a nice vanilla that balances the civet and rose. Furyo adds lavender, is much spicier and just plain busier overall. If you can tell by my logged wears, you'll see...
  40. Re: *new* tom ford ombre leather parfum (2021)

    When are we getting Tom Ford Ombré du Fromage?
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    Re: Back To Basics

    2am my time, which pegs you as CST. I'm in Seattle, so it's PST on my end. Also, thank you!

    Some people confuse me "taking the piss" for a serious personal attack or criticism on their choices,...
  42. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    Like the people who call themselves gamers because they're hardcore Fortnite or Call of Duty players, or punks that only listen to Green Day and Simple Plan. Still valid of course, but amusing in...
  43. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    True X should only enjoy Y has been a posturing statement used by elitists and gatekeepers in any social hobby for as long as such hobbies have existed. These people will not or just cannot learn...
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    Re: Back To Basics

    Really it's just a matter of IF you enjoy fragrances, not how or why. The average person wears them as a fashion accessory, just another pleasant piece of their outfit that they hope will reflect on...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Tom Bowes has a voice on him, that's for sure.
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    Ultra Blue has the Explorer base, but everything else is changed out for 2002-2005 aquatic notes. I like it and appreciate the longevity/presence boost of the base, but also understand why it may be...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You don't wear this stuff.
    This stuff wears you.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Bogart Furyo (1988)

    The monster returns.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Lacoste by Lacoste (1984)
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    Re: Gimme Strawberry!

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    I'm known as a strawberry outside of these boards.

    Also, I think someone said Paco Rabanne XS Black pour Homme has a strawberry note.
  51. Re: Article: 7 Forgotten Scents That Still Smell Great

    I'm sure this article also sent any remaining bottles of Helmut Lang cologne to double in price haha
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    The wood dowel had to go in because the middle shelf was starting to bow a bit in the front (is attached to the back of cabinet, so bowing only happened on one side).
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

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    June 2021
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Maxim's pour Homme (1988) by Gary Barn
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Homme de Grès by Parfums Grès (1996)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    If you like carnation a whole whole LOT, then this is for you.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    The Baron by Evyan (1961/1965)

    3 ingredient LTL bottle shown circa 90's.

    *First date is soft launch, second is full launch with advertisements
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    This explains my confusion about php forms lol
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Chanel pour Monsieur (1955)
  60. Re: Rive Gauche PH .... to good to be true or a bargain...of sorts?

    Debenebenhamanam's

    Oh, and yes. Get it!
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Oh, I've never actually used that form.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    I think you're talking about something I'm not privy to, having never seen Basenotes from the admin/mod side, so I can't relate.
  63. Re: Liz Claiborne Candies in 2021? Was is re-released, repackaged and reformulated?

    I watched this review and commented on how they probably can't smell the same legally, because EA and whoever they contracted for the original Candie's for Men (likely IFF) still holds the formula....
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Got around to trying.

    This one is a 1950's style juniper and wood bomb. Definitely one for the wet shavers. Cold, minty, woody, serious like Superman's jawline.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    In mild rebuttal to your dig at people discussing aromachemistry from a novice or self-researched perspective, I don't think anyone in good conscience should be allowed to list anything but...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    This sounds fair, my only concern is the approval process for the directory entries to appear publicly could also get backlogged into infinity if it once again comes down to one or two people who...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage... minus the powder?

    Could be the remnants of whatever oakmoss and wood materials are allowed in the stuff to make a dry smell you're reading as powder. People used to eternally sweet modern fragrances tend to read...
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    I lucked out on vintage testers though, from a shop I'm friends with
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    I didn't bother mentioning the sandalwood for that reason, but the synthetic replacement in the current isn't exactly bad either. It's just less good, ergo it doesn't break the scent.
  70. Re: What is the drydown of Lumiere Noire reminding me of...

    For me it's basically a musky patchouli/artemisia scent after the rose dies down.
  71. Re: Fresh violet flower aquatic freshy....?

    This one is nice, alongside Calvin Klein Truth for Men.

    I also suggest Eau de Cartier Concentrée, Burberry Touch for Men, Kiton Men, and the new Brioni Eau de Parfum.
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    It's a gorgeous overlooked freshie from Creed, and encapsulates what the house does best: citrus, florals, dry fresh ambergris and woody notes.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    It's nice to hear an update, even though it's an unfortunate one. (Hope Judith's illness is not life-threatening, given the amount of time passed). We're not going anywhere if you're not. Keep safe!...
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    Kenzo pour Homme (1991) for me.

    Very dark and forest-y but also aquatic.

    Lovely low-key rose too.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Creed Royal Water (1997)

    Firehose Edition :lolk:
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    I'd support something like this too.

    I love what I see in the screenshots but one of our very biggest problems is having no reliable way to promptly see new releases everyone wants to review or...
  77. Re: Cologne you enjoy most when wearing infrequently.

    The bulk of my collection, it would seem.
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    Re: Brioni for men EDP

    Haven't smelled a single Mercedes-Benz fragrance I'm afraid, so I can't confirm.
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    Re: A fragrance for a 20 yo guy

    Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme (1993)

    Similar to Platinum Égoïste, much more affordable. Gets compared to Creed Himalaya (2000), which sorta copied it.

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    Re: Blue freshy with a nice dry down?

    I don't remember if you've tried Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006) Sloth, but if you haven't, it has a lovely drydown. Clean musk/woody/neroli/aquatic notes that stretch into infinity.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)

    For Kouros Day.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I actually don't get allergic reactions from most natural ingredients (although too much tonka/coumarin can tighten the windpipe). It's heavily-overdosed woody-ambers that actually give me asthma....
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)

    Here I am.

    Rock you like a hurricane.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    The vanilla did it for me too. Also thanks to Bavard for letting me sample something otherwise out of reach.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    There hasn't been any announcement as to the status of Judith outside of being sick, so hopefully nothing has happened to her health-wise. Grant's plugging away on new forum code.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Joint by Roccobarocco (1993)
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Well "High-end designer perfume" if you need me to be a legalistic pedant about it, and Marbert did sell some ready-to-wear accessories (like sunglasses) under the Balenciaga name if you must know,...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    May even wear the oldest of my silver shoulders, weather permitting.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'm still in May 31st here because PST (9pm), so this will be tomorrow's folly for me.
  90. Re: Ultra Male getting discontinued official statement from JPG

    Buying the dip to make that flip. lol
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    For me, the Honeycomb-era sample I had was actually just about turned, but did smell a bit muskier beyond that, and I had a redcap sample of Ho Hang from PureCaramel that smelled note for note...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Correct. Hoechst AG put Balenciaga under Marbert control during its tenure, which issued fragrances and ready-to-wear under the Balenciaga name. Once Bogart got it in the mid 80's, Balenciaga existed...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    *concern*
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    These two are the same formula aside from age affecting individual bottles differently.

    Honeycomb-era Ho Hang from the 70's is the original issue, and only differences I detected between...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I had to give mine a break because I wore it so much my uniform needed two washings.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Nobody here seems to like this! Bravo for being someone besides myself and PC who does.

    My SOTD:

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    Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme (1971)
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    Re: House Flagships

    If we're talking most prolific overall, cK One (1994) fits, but if we're staying within most prolific gendered fragrance confines, then both Eternity (1987) and Eternity for Men (1989), are...
  98. Re: Anyone experienced the new Caron Aimez-Moi Comme Je Sui yet?

    I get where you're coming from. That's totally fine. You're never going to get me into most modern electronic dance or pop music either. I like electric guitars and traditional rock drums played by...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Homme de Grès by Parfums Grès (1996)
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    Re: Affordable summer fragrance for men

    This one is surprisingly good. I had low expectations going in and was really taken aback.
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