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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I have 16L01 as well, and agree that it’s a great batch. I had 18J01 was was good too, but imo 16L01 is better. I bought mine on the for sale forum here, and paid I think 175-180 for a 120ml bottle...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Got a couple of compliments today on Ambre Nuit. Haven't worn this one in a while but it's a good one.
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    Re: What lotion do you use?

    I love Creme de Corps. Super hydrating and basically unscented so it doesn't mess with fragrance application. I usually put it on 5-10 minutes after I shower and 5-10 minutes before I put on...
  4. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Funny how scents are perceived so differently by different people. To me I think the hype here is warranted and really appreciate the fragrance and enjoy wearing it. I don’t get the pimento/salsa...
  5. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    I like Ash's review style and appreciate his transparency, as it's unlike the myriad reviewers that will say "OMGGGGGGG IT'S AMAZINGGGGGGGGG" to every new release. I especially appreciated his...
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    Poll: Re: Fallish winter spicy honey scent

    Another vote here for Honey Aoud. My favorite of this category.
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    Re: My huge haul!

    Came here to say this. You’d think being a performance art Basenotes/Fragrance troll would at least make a person do more research before posting about “pallets of Aventus” lol.
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    One of my favorite holiday scents for sure.
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    A few I’m currently really enjoying, especially as the weather cools:

    Ambre Narguile
    Kalan
    Honey Aoud
    Winter Palace (not as spicy but the red tea note fills a similar role)
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    This. Soooo much this.
  11. Thread: Rip git

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    Re: Rip git

    I'm a big fan of the fragrance. 95% of people I come into contact with have never heard of Creed or GIT or know anything other than what's at Macy's. It's fresh, classic, long lasting, a great...
  12. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    First full wearing of Kalan today - it's excellent. Each time I've smelled it there's something new that I pick up on, and it's very enjoyable.

    I really like a lot from PdM, but a big knock on...
  13. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Glad it helped! About a month ago I smelled the deep dry down on a test strip and thought it was interesting. Then a couple weeks ago I smelled it freshly sprayed and thought it was OK, different but...
  14. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    I picked this up at Nordstrom last night. I find zero comparison to BR 540. To my nose, it’s very different from anything else I own. There’s a spicy freshness in there, there’s some sweetness,...
  15. Re: Best Italian Coast Inspired fragrance line?

    My favorite is Mandarino di Amalfi from Tom Ford. It's got a great freshness but also depth to it and feels very Italian coast-y and marine. I happen to get great performance out of this, 8+ hours,...
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    Re: Vintage Royal Oud

    I have a 2013 bottle and it's an all-timer for me. Wearing it today actually. I had a decant of a 2017 batch that was also excellent, fwiw.
  17. Re: A newbie tries Amouage, Xerjoff and another PDM for the first time

    I'd give Jubilation a couple more wearings if you can. The first time I smelled it I was intrigued but wasn't sure if I liked it or not. It's now a love for me. Rich, elegant, deep and complex, etc....
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    2018 was the year of the decant for me. 2019 was the year of the full bottle purchases. 2020 will probably be some selling, and some buying. I hope to use up some decants and other stuff I wear less...
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Memo - Winter Palace
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    Re: Tell me which P. de Marly I should buy

    I think Parfums de Marly gets unnecessary hate here.

    Oajan is Ambre Narguile with better performance at a lower price, Herod is really nice. Layton has its detractors, but is a performance beast...
  21. Re: What fragrance do YOU love but your significant other HATES?!

    BR540
    Bois du Portugal
    Dia Man
    LDDM

    There are a lot that she's "meh" on, but it's only the above that she truly hates. There are a couple I won't even expose her to because I know she'd despise...
  22. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    I use Baxter of California Clay Pomade. Have used it for a number of years, and I love it. Great hold, matte finish.
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    Re: Real or fake Viking?

    My understanding is that Viking never came in 120ml bottles, and the release of Viking also ushered in the 100ml flask as the "biggest" spray size for Creeds. I also think the first batch code of...
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    Re: Montale What can I try ?

    Honey Aoud is my favorite from the house. No rose in that one.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    That’s a beauty! Congrats.
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    Re: Creed Layering Thread

    Aventus/VIW is a consistent one for me. Haven’t played too much with others.
  27. Re: Parfums De Marly - Layton - Longevity issues?

    I have zero longevity issues with Layton. That stuff lasts 12-15 hours on me easily.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Changes all the time, but right now, no order:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Winter Palace
    Millesime Imperial
    Honey Aoud
    Mandarino di Amalfi
  29. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Still waiting on Nordstrom to call me. I need to return something so may just pop in tomorrow and see if it’s there. I keep hearing good things...
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    Memo Winter Palace was on the top of my list, but one just hit the for sale thread and I scooped it up!

    Next on my list is Parfums de Marly Kalan, but I need to smell it first to confirm I want...
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    I agree with this. I don't find it overly feminine. Sweet, yes, but not feminine. Tonka Imperiale/Feve Deliciuse are sweeter and I love wearing both of those.
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    Re: My wife hates Baccarat Rouge 540 :(

    My wife hates it too. Like, HATES it. Luckily for me I bought a 5ml decant prior to investing in a full bottle. I like it but am not obsessed so I wear it occasionally if she’s not around.
  33. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Same. Waiting for it to hit Nordstrom.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I recently got a smoking deal on a brand new 100ml Montale Honey Aoud, so I wore that today. A bit heavy for the August heat, but worked beautifully in my air conditioned office.
  35. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    In the grand scheme of PdM, where does this one fall for you? At the top of the heap? Middle? Glad to hear you’re liking it!
  36. Re: 2019 Fall Fragrances You Plan To Wear/Obtain?

    Things I'll be wearing more in the Fall:

    Lost Cherry
    Ambre Narguile
    Honey Aoud
    Royal Oud
    Viking
    Godolphin
    Herod
    Grand Soir
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    Re: Honey Aoud - Legit?

    Yeah it smells just like a 10ml decant I have and it leaves that oily spot wherever you spray lol. The atomizer isn’t very good, pretty small distribution in general. Is that just a Montale thing?...
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    Re: Honey Aoud - Legit?

    Thanks Hednic!
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    Honey Aoud - Legit?

    Found an amazing deal on this on eBay - from a very reputable seller with like 12,000+ feedback and 99.5% positive. This looks and smells legit but I have zero experience with Montale retail...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    You've got to let us know what you think when it arrives! This one has me excited, which hasn't happened with PdM for a while.
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    For me personally, of the things I own:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Jubilation XXV
    Ambre Narguile
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I like some of the offerings, I love one, and I dislike many.

    I own and love: Lost Cherry, Italian Cypress, Mandarino di Amalfi
    I own and really like: Plum Japonais, Tobacco Vanille
    I own and...
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    Back when I had my last first date, I was 20 and wearing Cristobal by Balenciaga.

    Were I to go on a first date now, I'd probably pick something like Green Irish Tweed. Classic, elegant, pretty...
  44. Re: Niche Parfum that smells like the pages of a book?

    Biblioteque - Byredo has this element. I think it's a bit too fruity, but there's an unmistakable "library/book" accord in there.
  45. Re: Tell me about the last compliment you received

    Most recent compliment from someone other than my wife was Saturday (two days ago). I opened the door for our babysitter for the evening and she said "wow it smells good in here, that must be you!"...
  46. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    Are you my college roommate? Lol, that dude would go through a bottle a month I swear.
  47. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I am in agreement regarding Creeds in general. I find them to smell very natural, even though I know they're not. It's turned me off from a lot other fragrances as a result.

    In agreement about...
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Memo Winter Palace - liked it a ton on the card, got a sample and will test it out but could see this being on a short list for a full bottle purchase soon. The bottle is also drool worthy - gorgeous...
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    Re: Storing your Scents

    I keep my decants in my walk in closet on a shelf. It's protected from natural light, but the temperature swings a lot, so I keep my full bottles in the bottom drawer of a large dresser. The temp is...
  50. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    I literally thought there was something spammy that the mods hadn't caught yet. Laughing my ass off here (no pun intended).
  51. Re: Looking For Something New For the Summer...

    Agree with the LV releases. Afternoon Swim or Sun Song would be a great addition. $250 each.
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    Re: Older Creed VIW Needed.

    I have no clue why someone would spend $500 on a 13 year old batch of a fragrance that has citrus top notes. Seems like a massive gamble.

    I have a 2017 batch that is nicely balanced between lime...
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly Sedley

    I smelled this over the weekend at Nordstrom. It's nice, definitely fresh. Didn't really move me at all, but someone looking for that type of fragrance from this house will probably be pleased.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I've worn the sample twice now. It doesn't do much for me. It reminds me fleetingly of Mandarino di Amalfi, but I far prefer the Tom Ford.

    I'll keep wearing the sample and trying it out, but at...
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I think Grand Soir is more masculine. I find Ambre Nuit easier to wear. I wear AN to work...Not sure about wearing GS to the office.

    Love both just for different reasons.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I finally got my hands on a sample and smelled this on a strip at Neiman Marcus today. The opening/top reminds me a ton of Aventus, but it’s definitely lighter. I need to get a couple wearings to get...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    I think it would be cool to do something literary, akin to imaginary authors, but more along the lines of a single series based on one thing. The first example that comes to mind would be based of...
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    Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    I was going to mention this, or the Eau Electrique flanker, which I also thought was pretty good.
  59. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    I think the sillage of certain fragrances smells better than it does to me up close. Aventus sadly falls in this category for me. I like it on myself, but it's spectacular in the air/on others. I...
  60. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    A fascinating topic for sure. Someone above said nothing is truly, fairly priced and I’d tend to agree with that. I do think exclusivity plays a role in this for a lot of people, but in this...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I wore VIW today at work, and when I came home, I hit a couple more sprays of that to refresh, and also added two sprays of Aventus. I don’t normally do a ton of layering, but I’m a huge fan of this...
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Heavy Summer Rotation:

    Millesime Imperial
    Virgin Island Water
    Mandarino di Amalfi
    Sun Song

    Not worn as often but definitely a part of the summer rotation:

    Royal Oud
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Interesting, and good to know! I was initially buying decants from sellers here, and I've transitioned to buying full, often times brand new bottles of things I like. My first two GIT batches had...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I personally think yes, it is. I’ve had GIT from 2014, 2016 and 2018 and all have been good performers for me. Others here will disagree and tell you to get as old of a batch as you can.
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I have a 100ml 18J01. I haven’t had performance issues with it generally, though I do go nose blind if I wear it often. I do think it’s changed a bit over the couple months I’ve had it. Initially the...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I haven't smelled it yet, but I will say, this hand wringing was also very prevalent when Viking was released. "THIS SUCKS! I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS THE BEST THEY COULD DO!" was the general consensus,...
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Creed: Green Irish Tweed, Virgin Island Water, Royal Oud

    There are other houses that I could do if I absolutely had to, but the three Creeds above I all genuinely love and would be able to make it...
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    Re: Help Me Choose A Fragrance for the Opera

    From the list, I'd use a light application of the sample of Oud Satin Mood.

    From my collection, I'd wear Grand Soir to the Opera.
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    Re: Seeking opinion about Tom Ford.

    Initially I wasn't a huge fan of Tom Ford fragrances. Not sure why. As I've gotten my nose on more and more of them, there are a lot that I really love. I own 12 TFPBs, the most from any single house...
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    Re: Grand Soir vs Baccarat rouge 540

    BR540 is entirely synthetic, so I think the odds of batch variation are minimal. This one is, however, in the Anosmia hall of fame, so it's possible you're just nose blind after 2-3 hours.
    ...
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Ambre Nuit by Dior is my vote.
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    I want to smell/sample this before buying, but if I like it, I could be down with that.
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    This is interesting to me - I signed up for their website this morning after seeing your recommendation. Shipping is insane (under the threshold), but even with the crazy shipping it works out to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

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    Re: You Have Some Explaining To Do!

    I played tennis is high school, and recreationally in college as well. My best shot was always my serve, which was fast. In tennis terms, that's a "Big Server". Hence, the name was born.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

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    Re: Best (and Worst) Looking Bottles

    I really like the Louis Vuitton bottles, especially the new, colorful Les Cologne offerings. Pretty minimalist design, but heavy, great magnetic caps and sprayers. The look great in the collection:
    ...
  78. Re: Which Fragrance Product Names Do You Think Are Great?

    I like the Imaginary Authors names for sure. I also like the new "cologne" releases from Louis Vuitton. I guess I like names that are descriptive rather than just "Blah Blah pour Homme"
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    LV Sun Song - Picked up a 100ml today. I'll be giving it to my wife as a Mother's Day gift, because she loves it. Luckily I really like it too and will be wearing it as well. Dual purpose gift!...
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    Re: CREED: Boi Du Portugal and Royal Oud

    I do not like BDP much at all. I love Royal Oud. Seems I'm in the minority here. YMMV.
  81. Re: Please recommend me some woody frags with less sweet for warm seasons

    Agreed. Especially in a drier climate. I wear RO here in AZ all spring and summer, even when it tops 100 F.
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    Re: Has Green Irish Tweed changed!?

    I have a 100ml 18J01 which I find very good. I had a 2016 that smelled really similar. I do think there's a hair more violet in the 2018 batch, but overall scent is really similar and longevity is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

    SOTD: LV Cactus Garden - I love this whole collection

    SOTE: Leather Oud - I am coming around on this. A year ago I couldn’t imagine wanting to wear it. Now I really appreciate it and am getting to...
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    Re: 20 fragrances for life

    Haven't done this list in a while, and I feel like my tastes have changed, so I'll give it another go, in no order:

    Green Irish Tweed
    Jubilation XXV
    Mandarino di Amalfi
    Ambre Nuit
    Viking...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

    LV Cactus Garden today.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Lol this is an entirely different fragrance. They must want it to sell well if they’re hitching it to the Aventus name. Wonder how it will smell...June isn’t that far away I guess.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

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  88. Re: Three Latest Louis Vuitton Fragrances Now Available!

    Wore Cactus Garden and Sun Song today off of samples. I liked Afternoon Swim best in store but they didn’t have a sample. I really like all three of these. Probably going to be problematic for my...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th April, 2019

    SOTE - LV Sun Song from a sample
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th April, 2019

    LV Cactus Garden off of a sample today.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    You're still enjoying all three? How's longevity been for you? I got samples of Cactus Garden and Sun Song, but they were out of Afternoon Swim so I'm not able to test it on skin yet. Wearing Cactus...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th April, 2019

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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    All three of the new Louis Vuitton summer fragrances wowed me today. I especially liked afternoon swim, but enjoyed all three and think they could all be bottle worthy.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    I like powdery stuff generally, I really love reflection man for instance. But on me LE was wayyyy more powdery than reflection. Overkill to me.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    Funny how different noses are and how people’s skin differs. I had the opposite reaction here. Huge, powdery bomb, any “clean” lavender subsided after 15 seconds and it turned into a literal powder...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019

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    Re: Tom Ford lavender extreme

    This did not work for me at all. It’s a really sharp Lavender for the first 30 seconds, and then on me at least, it becomes a powdery bomb. Longevity and sillage were outstanding. My wife hated it...
  99. Thread: Polo Sport

    by Bigserver1
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    Re: Polo Sport

    This was THE middle/high school dance fragrance of choice when I was young. Polo Sport brings back strong memories. I am sure it sucks now and probably didn’t smell any better back then, but we...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th April, 2019

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