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    Hi, Odysseusm-
    I wonder if you have tried the Trumper GFT yet. It appears you have not reviewed it here, and I value your reviews because I so often agree with them. I have recently tried my sample of GFT and found it to be absolutely superb - not a molecule out of place.
  2. Hi Jana, I don't think what I reviewed is the same as your scent. My Concorde is in a white and green box. It is one of a series of four scents from France, each named after a Parisian metro (subway) stop. It is certainly a budget frag.
    I don't think there is any connection with Concorde Hotels. Sorry I can't provide more info.
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    Is the Concorde you reviewed the EDC from "Concorde International Hotels"? Thanks, I have a bottle of this and am wondering what the heck it is


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    They had nothing at duty free that I can't get at dept stores here. Bummer.
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    Appreciate your feedback on them. Thanks again !
  6. This is a good question. I didn't know that C&E was facing difficulties. I would say stock up, they are not gone yet. C&E is a lovely, simple lavender, isn't it? Not sweet or cloying. I haven't tried Atkinson's so I can't comment on that. A lavender I like, but it is niche, is Antiheros by Etat Libre D'Orange. It too is dry and simple, almost minimalist. L'Occitane en Provence makes a smokey lavender, I don't know where that will be to your liking. I like herbal notes, so a lavender-herbal combo sounds good to me.
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    Am addressing this question to you because of your review of C&E Lavender. Now with C&E in Chapter 11, my wife and I are at a bit of a loss as to what to get when our last 2/3 bottle runs out! We enjoy C&E's "floral" scent. I do not like lavenders that smell herbal, like TOBS. Have considered Atkinson's, but am taken aback by all the non-lavender notes that show up in the profile. Would appreciate your suggestions. Thanks, John
  8. Hi colognal, I agree that Maestro is a long-lasting scent. Maestro has a note called "vetiver" in it. That note comes from the vetiver plant, and it gives a grassy, earthy note that often does last a long time. I like it a lot. L'Occitane en Provence scents are very good value for the money, and they have an exceptional scent called Vetyver. I know that would last a long time on you. You might also try Lalique's Encre Noir, that too is a vetiver scent and it is very popular. Givenchy or Guerlain Vetiver scents also are good, I prefer Givenchy though it is harder to find than Guerlain. Hope this helps! cheers,
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    Hello Sir,

    I've read your review of Simon Chang's Maestro. I was given a bottle a few years ago, as my first cologne. Now I'm willing to try new scents. I bought some Adidas Moves, but it seems to fade away shortly after I put it. Maestro was quite long-lasting. Do you agree about it? Do you know some long-lasting colognes that I would presumably like as much as Maestro?

    Thank you!
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    Sorry! I haven't been on BN for a few months and I missed your message. I'm not actually in Ottawa currently, but will be moving back there on July 1st. Maybe we can meet if you're there again sometime!
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