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  1. Re: If you own 50+ bottles: imagine you were to start from none now: what are the first 5 you would

    Amouage Dia
    Guerlain Double Vanille
    Must de Cartier
    Dior Ambre Nuit Cologne
    Histoires de Parfums 1740
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    Re: Best warm weather vetiver?

    I like Vettiveru a lot too. Highly recommended for spring and summer!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Looking for something light and cheery - Comme des Garçons Citrico fits the bill!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 18, 2012

    Need to clean up after all the festivities yesterday, so I will wear something clean, perhaps Prada Milano Infusion d´Homme.
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    Re: What is it with masculine florals?

    Yes, agree, Saville Row is awesome!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Smelling churchy today! :-) Rock Crystal Eau de Parfum by Olivier Durbano
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 12 January 2012

    Heritage by Guerlain!
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    I just got one of these too, but found I didn't get such a great shave with it. Might try it with Feather blades before making a final conclusion though.
    By the way, saving money, as the original...
  9. Re: Anyone else love the opening of Musc Ravageur?

    I like the WHOLE thing! Great fragrance!!
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men

    I agree. I thin PM Concentree is the most balanced. PM (original) is just soooo short lived. Egoist is great but for only certain occasions. Antaeus becomes musty on me; The Allures all smell the...
  11. Re: Frederic Malle "Une Rose" vs. Serge Lutens "Sa Majeste la Rose"???

    A friend of mine has both and I smelled them on her, and would have to say I like the Malle better. However, I think that she prefers the Lutens more! :-)
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    Re: SOTD. Sunday 8th Jan 2012.

    Now that I realized I posted in the wrong date (Le Labo was yesterday in fact) - today I am wearing Spectral Violet by Neil Morris.
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    Re: SOTD. Sunday 8th Jan 2012.

    Le Labo Patchouli.
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    Re: SOTD Friday January 6, 2012

    Florals for Men - Rose, by Neil Morris
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    Re: SOTD: 4 January 2012

    A real powerhouse in Mazzolari Lui!
    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/32809.jpg
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    Re: What's your favourite ShaveCream ?

    I agree with this too!
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    Re: Shaving soap

    The shaving soap/cream that works the best for me is Proraso's Eucalyptus (I get a super-close shave, plus can lather up quickly!), but it's not my favorite scent-wise. I really like the scents from...
  18. Re: SOTD - Sunday, January 01, 2012 :) Happy new year everyone!!!

    Since the restaurant is closed for a week, I can break out the heavy duty stuff: Furyo by Bogart...
  19. Re: END OF THE YEAR 2011 - Flat out...what is your favorite fragrance?

    This year I appreciated getting some samples of the "Florals for Men" collection from Neil Morris. These were excellent and I intend to purchase one of them in the next year!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

    That's my choice today too!
  21. Re: What do you wear when you want go fresh ?

    Clean - Shower Fresh. It's a nice fragrance that can be found at most Sephoras. Yeah, it's synth, but still I like it!
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    Re: What kind of razor do you use??

    Merkur 34c for me too. I love it. I always shave with a brush and proper soap. I also use a Wilkinson Hydro 5 for when I don't have a lot of time, but I still use brush and soap every time!...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 23, 2011

    Vetyver by Nicolai!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 21, 2011

    Cuir de Lancome - thanks to the discussions here on Basenotes, I have found another wonderful leather fragrance to wear!
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WsQTrAL2L._AA300_.jpg
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    Re: SOTD- Sunday, December 18, 2011

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    Santal Noble...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, December 17, 2011

    Taking a well deserved rest and enjoying Amouage Dia!
  27. Re: Is Carnal Flower as good as it sounds?!?

    I think it is an excellent fragrance, but I think it is a fragrance that belongs to a lovely woman and not to a man. I know some will argue that a fragrance can be worn be both sexes but this one...
  28. Re: I don't know anything about Santa Maria Novella

    I have tried several from this house, but I don't really like them. It's funny to say, but I always get some dusty feeling from them. Almost like I can taste chalk! :-)
  29. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    I also agree with this one. It has some power, but very unique and interesting in these days of JPG Le Male overload.
    And perhaps check out the Bogart fragrances!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    This sounds nice, but 43 euros to ship to the US is obscene!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, Dec 12th, 2011

    Too much work and no time to play (or sniff!) but today I found my sample of Guerlain Double Vanille. IMHO the best vanilla that a man can wear!
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    Re: SotD - Thursday, 8 December 2011

    Musc Ravegeur by Malle was my fragrance during the day, but this evening, the more subdued MPG Santal Noble in light doses!
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    Re: Top 10 Niche for Clubbing

    Noir Epices by Malle might be a good try!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th December 2011

    SOTD Cote d’Amour by L'Artisan Parfumeur:
    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5963.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th December 2011

    SOTD: Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
    http://www.parfumneroli.com/_cachingdbfield/cHJvZHVjdA,,/aW1hZ2VfbGFyZ2U,/N/D/Y/1/cuir_ottoman_nagy.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd December 2011

    I'm wearing a very light spritzing of my newly purchased Il Profumo G11. What an awesome scent! Clean, woody, vetivery, and not too overpowering, though I did spray it lightly! This could become my...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    I recently bought some cheap bottles of Lapidus PH and Ferrari Uomo. What the heck, they were less than 10 bucks each!
  38. Re: Any clean soapy scents that work well for younger guys?

    I am a restaurant owner and a chef. I have several people on my wait staff that use fragrances given that they know I have a penchant for it! However, I would caution never to wear something that can...
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    Re: kiehls musk what's your take on it?

    I think it is pretty good! My advice though, is to get the perfume oil instead of the EdT spray! I think it is fairly close to what I had smelled of MKK (small sample though).
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 26th November 2011

    SOTD: Lubin Idole
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26125169.jpg
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    Re: help me pick my first serge lutens! :D

    Since he said he doesn't have the chance to sample right now, my suggestion would be going along with the majority on this one - Chergui and Sultan are both big favorites and there is a reason for...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 25th November 2011

    Parfum de Nicolai. ... New York
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    Re: Best Vetiver

    I found the PG Querelle to be a very refreshing Vetiver, which I would suggest giving a try as well!
  44. Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    One leather I never did get to try that I really wanted to:
    Cuir de Lancome
    Not a big spend, but I'm still looking forward to it!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 24th, 2011

    Happy Thanksgiving!
    SOTD is M7 by YSL - the original!! :-)
    http://www.aussieperfumes.com.au/img/productImages/men/m7-sly-edt.jpg
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 23rd November, 2011

    SOTD: Terre d'Hermes
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519gRHFTuyL._AA300_.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    A few days ago I bought Il Profumo's G11. I was pleasantly surprised by this and couldn't help myself!
  48. Poll: Re: Wich is your favorite from Jacques Bogart line?

    I've tried Furyo (good, but the basenotes are not my style), Pour Homme (smells like some other currently trendy fragrances - but well made!) and One Man Show, which I liked but wasn't "Wow". Though...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, November 17, 2011

    Fougères Marines by Montale
    http://www.epar4um.ru/netcat_files/2203/5706/h_bb31db2c0652a0f746e9f2a263896ec0
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    The awesome Leather called Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman. It is now my favorite leather!!
  51. Re: What is the best "all around" fragrance you've ever owned/experienced?

    Bois du Portugal by Creed does the trick for me. Summer/fall/winter/spring it is always good, has nice projection, lasts a good long time!
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    Re: Your Favorite Independent Perfumer

    Does Ava Luxe count? Quite a good selection of perfumes there!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 12, 2011

    After reading all the discussions about Montale on the boards lately, I decided to get out my samples once again and try Attar today!
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 11th November, 2011

    Equipage by Hermes. A classic that feels very modern!
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    Re: whats the best heavy anise scent?

    Doing a quick search through the archives I found some other interesting fragrances. There was Winter Star by Storer. It seemed to be a hit. Anything new on that one?
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Royals Heroes 1805
    by Washington Tremlett
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 8, 2011

    The ever wonderful Amouage Jubilation XXV Man!!...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 7th Movevber (lol) 2011

    SOTD = ETRO Ambra
    http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/public/QpudkyQKrbgV9S4cLC0a6Q1zQREgHuPU7dSDPDorbE8I6U7LCtJDd8uEKEmgM_Z2z9h2N5x5WupsjfUTXfFMy0nERacaH9Zx5Z6h6wh-wIqtb6Sca5gl8ZxZspb4QXWo5ucfd3is35w5
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens for a man?!

    Other than the ones listed above, I think Cedre is easy to wear - it's just woody! Cuir Mauresque is awesome, but I couldn't find a whole bottle here, but maybe in Europe it is easier? Muscs Koublai...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 6, 2011

    It didn't last more than an hour, so I switched to something more lasting but similar:
    Gian Marco Venturi Uomo - Classic!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 6, 2011

    Chanel Pour Monsieur the original (not concentree)
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26120336.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 5, 2011

    I'm off to prepare the restaurant, so early rising today! I was looking for something warming and energizing at the same time so I picked Ambra by ETRO....
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    Re: SOTD Friday 4th November 2011

    I'm wearing Tam Dao today (Diptyque) but the dang sprayer isn't working. I hate it when this happens! No obvious reason either! Faulty manufacturing!!!!
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    Re: SOTD Tuseday 1st November 2011

    The best Creed (IMHO): Bois du Portugal
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26120233.jpg
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    Re: 2 Sprays! 12 Hours!! 10 meters!!!

    Paco Rabanne XS - a much more powerful version (knock-off, which ever you prefer!) of Creed's Himalaya.
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Most of the Boss fragrances.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 31, 2011

    Wearing the uber-masculine Mazzolari Lui! Love this stuff!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 29, 2011

    MPG Baime - I thought I might like it since it has a food (basil) reference, but turns out my nose doesn't like it too much after 10 minutes or so. Will try another MPG later!
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    Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Give a try to some of the Amber based fragrances of Ava Luxe! Good stuff! I also liked L'Ambre Fetiche and L'Aritisan's L'eau d'Ambre Extreme (note - it is the extreme!)
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    I liked Tobacco Vanille and the Amber, but the Amber wasn't anything too much different from some others (though still very good), yet my vote goes to Vanille!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd October 2011

    Decided on Montale's Boise Vanille today. I thought I would like it more than I do. Somewhat disappointed with the vanilla note as well as the whole composition.
  72. Re: New Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada

    I'm looking forward to trying it! Sounds like something I could wear during the evening yet be very different from other scents! Thanks for the heads-up!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 22, 2011

    Lots of great suggestions from everyone today. I wish I had Derby! I always wanted to try it! But instead I think I will go with another suggestion from above: YSL Rive Gauche!
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    Re: Tuscan Leather by Tom Ford

    I have a small sample of it, and I always felt it smelled smokey/ashy to me instead of strong leather. There is leather, but seems to remind me of a person smoking in a library full of leather books!...
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    Re: SoTD: MONDAY October 17, 2011

    I went to Strawberry.net and bought a bottle of Carlos Santana's Cologne for Men. Nice stuff! Easy to wear and not intrusive. And I can wear it in the kitchen and nobody complains!
  76. Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    I agree that Miel de Bois is a great honey fragrance, probably more so than Chergui. It is not too feminine either, just a relaxing fragrance!
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    Re: Best Vanilla

    Get a sample of Le Labo, Vanille 44 and see if you like that! I think it is even better than SDV!
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    Re: SotD: Sunday - 16.October.2011.

    Pulling from my samples bag again, and I came up with Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Bahiana, though really wasn't my style, still interesting.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, October 12, 2011

    I can't wear aggressive scents at the restaurant where I work, so I often choose something understated and close to the skin. Tonight I wore Ineke Derring-Do (thanks for the sample to Ineke herself!)...
  80. Re: To those with collections of 50+ frags.. this question applies to you.

    I went through Guerlain's L'instant fairly quickly (~6 months), but I was just in the mood to wear it at the time. I can't imagine doing that again!
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    Poll: Re: Blind Purchases - Which 3?

    Of the one's you listed, I would really only buy Live Jazz.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 10, 2011

    A different :-) Vetiver for me: Vetiver Extraordinaire by Malle from a kindly given sample from their store in Paris! They are great folks there! (Did you notice my extraordinary style of combining...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 9, 2011

    I went over to a friend's house this afternoon and he has a nice collection of scents and so I gave a try to several, but he gave me a decant of Antaeus, since it was the one that I sprayed the most...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, October 9, 2011

    Same for me!
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    Re: SOTD : Saturday, October 8, 2011

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta. I will enjoy it completely this bright crisp autumn day! Everyone enjoy the day as well!!
  86. Re: Fake Paco Rabanne 1 million 100ml 3.4FL OZ *Lots of pics included"

    Practice safe perfume buying... don't buy on Ebay! I know it is hard to pay out the bucks for the real deal (they do overcharge) but really, buy from a reputable dealer, or else you always risk to...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5th October, 2011

    I enjoyed the classic Italian-scent-like Versace L'Homme Eau De Toilette. Still awesome after many years - the fragrance as well as my bottle!:smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th October, 2011

    I got a haircut today and a nice shave (yes, there are still places that do the both!) and so I splashed on some Geo Trumper's Spanish Leather. Really excellent!!!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 3, 2011

    Dior Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir! Awesome stuff! I wasn't sure at first because it didn't seem all that different from the original Dior Sauvage, but the leather perked up and I could smell it gently...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 1st, 2011

    Sampling Costes today!
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    Re: Why so much 'non-love' for Chrome?

    I think it is the problem with availability too. If everyone could have the next Amouage or Tom Ford, they too will be ordinary and generic. There is nothing wrong with wearing something you like, or...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 27, 2011

    The most interesting F. Malle - Portrait of a Lady. Did the call it that to just scare off men? It's a great Oud based fragrance, easily worn by men and women alike!
  93. Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    Probably Lui by Mazzolari. I still get a shiver when I smell it on my skin, though more of a winter fragrance, thus I await winter!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 25, 2011

    Rainy day today, looking to something warming: leather, perhaps Spanish Leather by Trumper!
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    Re: MONTALE - Well worth the wait......

    What I can't figure out is why all the laughing??? Ha ha ??? :-)
    Cool you guys/gals like Montales! I have a bunch of samples and wouldn't know where to start if I wanted to buy something!
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    Re: The Best Oud-Dominant Fragrance?

    Bois Fonce is great! Followed by Incense Noir would be my suggestions!
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    Re: The Best Oud-Dominant Fragrance?

    Of the mainsteams, I like Al Oudh too, but you need to give a try to Ava Luxe! There are several to choose from and almost all of them are great!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

    I thought I would be the only one! This has been a long-time favorite of mine! I don't wear it often, but when I do, I always wonder why I don't! Cool to know there is another who likes it as much as...
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    Re: SOTD Monday, 9-19-2011

    Yesterday was Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille, and today I tried out Ambre Sultan - very suitable for this autumn-like day!
  100. Re: I have found my holy grail Vetiver promised and it's name is...

    I like my vetivers on the lighter side! :) I enjoy M; Men by Matsushima which stacks up quite well with Vettiveru by Comme des Garçons
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