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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Folks, words in the community is that Kilian Exclusives are now available in Toronto (for long term), check your local Saks or Holts.

    In other news, Le Labo City Exclusives will hit Saks some time...
  2. Re: FRAGRANCEBUY.CA new products incl TF private line !!!!!!!

    They currently have free shipping for Father's day weekend, just enter "daddyday" and you're all set. But I think they only ship to Canada at this point as shipping outside Canada is extremely...
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    Re: Formal Fragrances

    I generally wear MPG Santal Noble in formal occasions
  4. Re: Guerlain Les Parisiens. Which is your favorite?

    Love them all, but my favorite is Arsene Lupin (Dandy).
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Phoenicia RealOud and Oud Taiga, excellent takes on real oud, really loving both.
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    Re: Masculine floral recommendations

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=50029&stc=1
  7. Re: Vetiver Experts Only Please - Favorite Java Vetivers?

    Byerley no doubt!
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    One of my colleagues asked me at lunch what perfume I was wearing today, she said it smelled kind of strange but absolutely beautiful, never smelled anything like it.
    Actually never really...
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    Re: Fragrances your other half hates

    Recently it's MFK APLS, I wore this a few times in the past month and she said it was really disgusting ("Why would you wear something like that??"), said it smelled like cow dung, cat piss......the...
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    Re: New from Amouage...!!

    This looks like it could be a good tribute to Prince.
  11. Re: MFK Absolue pour le soir - has it been reformulated?

    I have a current bottle and it smells pretty much the same as my old sample, the current stuff lasts quite a while too, so I wouldn't be worried about any reforms.
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    New: Puredistance SHEIDUNA (Sneak Peek)

    http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/He-Man_D/PDS.jpg

    This will be the first oriental fragrance in the Puredistance lineup, and will be launched late 2016.
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Parfums de Marly Nisean, not bad but not one of the best from the line imo
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    Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    That sux Dane. I guess you didn't get a chance to talk to the Serge Lutens reps.....Danny Ventura and another gentleman (can't remember his name)? They told us lots of interesting stories about...
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    Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    Amazing party at Niche Essence last night! Lots of new things for us:

    Now Available:

    Xerjoff Join the Club - 40 Knots, Comandante, Fatal Charm, Marquee, More Than Words, new Casamorati La...
  16. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    1 spray of FM The Night
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=49425&stc=1
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    Re: Geranium Pour Monsieur 2016

    Recently tried the entire line again, didn't notice much a difference (vs old) on most of them. GPM still smells the same, longevity is excellent and is worth every penny.
  19. Re: What is the longest lasting fragrance you own?

    The below are 20 hours + for me:

    Le Labo Santal 33
    Invasion Barbare
    LDDM
    Puredistance Black

    The following are 30 hours +:

    Roja Enigma Parfum Pour Homme
  20. Thread: Yohji Homme

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    Re: Yohji Homme

    Never smelled the new one (really like to actually). But the vintage has a sticker on the bottle of the bottle that says "Distributed in the USA by Jean Patou", vintage also has a clasp while the...
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    Re: NEW : Acqua Di Parma Colonia Sandalo

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: New Dior Prive La Colle Noire for 2016

    And that's probably not far from the truth Dane, it just might have flopped in the line. But I really appreciate FK for stepping outside the box on this one. To me, it's a much more daring Caron...
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    Re: New Dior Prive La Colle Noire for 2016

    Wouldn't that be nice. Though I have doubts that Demachy's formulation would match FK's formulation.
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    Re: MFK- Absolue Pour le soir (phased out?)

    Yes, Available in MFK boutiques as well.
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    Re: Le Labo Santal 33 - Cult Classic?

    My favorite from Le Labo along with Patchouli 24 and just like P24 this is another one from the line where the titled ingredient is not the star of the show for me. Where P24 is dominated by birch...
  26. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    9 sprays of Pure Havane.
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    Re: First post, looking for advice on new scent

    If you like Creed Original Santal then you should definitely try Mont Blanc Individuel, hopefully that one doesn't make you break out.

    I recommend the following:

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

    8 sprays of Amyris Homme
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    FM Monsieur, boozy patchouli, very nice!
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    Re: Dior Ambre Nuit - where's the Rose??

    The current Ambre Nuit definitely is toned down on the rose. I have an old decant of Ambre Nuit and the rose was very present. But the new formulation is definitely more spicy, a little more...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2016

    Stick to oud oils (though i've never smelled real Indian Oud, I've only smelled real Cambodian oud which is much more smoky than this perfume) and attars Arun! The Night reminds me a lot of Amouage...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2016

    My wife came back from Vegas and surprised me with a bottle of this (no idea they had this in Barneys). I guess she won some money during her stay ha!
    ...
  33. Re: Francis Kurkdjian meet up at Saks Sherway Grdn Toronto Canada

    Saks is great, the Saks downtown is a little better because they also carry Le Labo, Dior Privee and Guerlain Exclusives.
  34. Re: Francis Kurkdjian meet up at Saks Sherway Grdn Toronto Canada

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=48850&stc=1
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=48851&stc=1
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=48852&stc=1...
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    Re: Niche Essence (Toronto)

    Serge Lutens is now available in Niche Essence - including the current export collection, L'Eau collection and Section d'Or collection.
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    Re: man, Le Labo brings the STANK! (love it)

    Not exactly the Stink, but current formulation of Rose 31 has a little bit more spice/cumin. One of the best from the line for sure.
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    Re: Dior Eau Noire, anything similar?

    Sunshine Man is the closest to Eau Noire, and I agree with Mr Hippo that Sunshine Man is brighter, sweeter and less 'cuminy' than Eau Noire, Eau Noire is still darker. The problem is Sunshine Man...
  38. Thread: Puredistance m

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    Re: Puredistance m

    Hermes Bel Ami. Since it's hard to find the vintage Bel Ami, the new Bel Ami at your local Hermes counters will do.
  39. Thread: Roja Dove

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    Re: Roja Dove

    If you like classic 80s 90s powerhouse masculines/fougeres go with Scandal.
    If you like classic masculine Orientals then go with Danger, but Heritage is probably one of the best in this category and...
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    Re: What is your favorite Jo Malone fragrance?

    Another vote for 154!
  41. Re: Roja - Fetish (Pour Homme) fakes/different presentations?

    Not sure if there were reformulations as the new Fetish smells exactly like the old packing Fetish to me (performance is the same too, really beastly!), I think the only difference is the packaging...
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    Re: Looking for smooth barbershop scent

    Another vote for Masculin Pluriel, my SOTD today, almost forgot how good this stuff is!
  43. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Givenchy Insense
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    A few questions are none-fragrance related, going to ask him how he's liking the city of Toronto, and a few other Toronto questions. Then some general questions like does he wear fragrances other...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    I guess it is a little awkward, I didn't even think about the awkwardness when I heard FK's name. But I have prepared some questions to keep the 10 or 15 minutes busy I hope lol.

    I've been to...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    LOL Dane. Would you say the same if it's Serge Lutens or Christopher Sheldrake?

    In fact, there have been quite a few appearances from other frag celebs, such as John Malloy of MEMO a few weeks...
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Pure Tonka. Quite good, reminds me a little bit of pure wood. Has a creaminess to it as well.
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Francis Kurkdjian will be in Toronto as follows:

    Saks Eaton Centre (Yonge and Queen)
    On April 1st (Friday)
    From 2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Call in to ask for Hedieh to book an appointment if you want to...
  49. Re: What House or Line Is Doing It For You Right Now? (Recent Discovery)

    MEMO. Especially the Cuirs Nomades collection, I love every single one of them and planning to get a bottle of Irish Leather quite soon. Really looking forward to further test the others.
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    Re: Where to find Derby in Canada?

    +1

    As of right now, only the Guerlain Boutique on Bloor and Saks on Yonge and Queen carry Derby. If you're not in Toronto you can call the Guerlain Boutique on Bloor and they will ship it to you,...
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    Re: Top 10 Designer and why

    Givenchy Insense
    Lalique Hommage a L'Homme
    Guerlain Heritage
    Dior Homme
    Jaipur Homme
    Must de Cartier Pour Homme
    Gucci Envy for Men
    Jacques Fath Yang
    Helmut Lang Cuiron
    Yohji Homme
  52. Re: What fragrance do you wear and enjoy that Basenotes generally looks down on?

    Amouage Sunshine Man
  53. Thread: Complexity

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    Re: Complexity

    Roja Dove Diaghilev
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    Re: Niche Spring Fragrances 2016 ?

    Likely the below:

    Roja Vetiver Extrait
    MDCI Chypre Palatin
    GIT
    Knize Forest
    Bond 9 Scent of Peace for Him
  55. Re: Best fresh fragrance? Parfums De Marly Galloway

    I was more blown away by the performance of Galloway the first time I experienced it, stuff is nuclear for a fresh scent, wow! But it does smell good, not much florals on me, but just an overall...
  56. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian re-releases Baccarat Rouge 540 under his own name!!

    lol very strange, I guess this stuff defines olfactory fatigue at its finest!! And it just hit me, it's completely dominated by ambergris and cedar, these 2 notes were really the stars on my wife. ...
  57. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian re-releases Baccarat Rouge 540 under his own name!!

    Funny thing today. I got back home today and was talking to my wife and kept smelling her fragrance lingering all over the place, I asked her what she was wearing, and what do you know......Baccarat...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage vs Roja Dove Danger PH

    Did you get the EDT ?

    If you tested Danger Pour Homme Parfum/Extrait then you should definitely expect it to be richer and a little more complex. The Roja Parfums/Extraits are very opulent and...
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    Re: Epcot Fragrance Suggestions

    If they don't have Dress Code then Heritage is also worth a consideration. ADP Intensa Oud is also good if you're willing to shell out a few hundred bucks, otherwise Essenza or Colonia Intensa are...
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    Re: Epcot Fragrance Suggestions

    A bottle of Geir by Geir Ness would be good!
  61. Re: Your pick for "best doctor's appointment frag"

    Quite a few clinics here now have the "scent free" sign these days, making it difficult to wear a fragrance. Coincidentally I'm see my doctor today for kidney stones/related issues. Wearing just 2...
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    Re: I need your help guys!!

    Galloway, Habdan and Pegasus are all very good. One of my favorites is Byerley, but I see you hate vetiver so better stay away from that one.
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    Re: Sexual and Seductive fragrances

    Yes, I've seduced a few with Body Kouros, stuff is amazing.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage vs Roja Dove Danger PH

    Danger PH is indeed very very similar to Heritage, especially to the new Heritage (the stuff they have on the Guerlain counters these days). I have a 2nd formulation of Heritage, the patchouli is a...
  65. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian re-releases Baccarat Rouge 540 under his own name!!

    Really disappointing for me. All I got is sweet orange candy + maybe a little bit of cedarwood, very light scent as well. Doesn't smell bad at all actually, but very run of the mill stuff you would...
  66. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    if you mean Dior Privee then Eau Noire is my favorite followed by Boid d'Argent and Ambre Nuit.
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    Re: New Parfums De Marly - Nisean!

    Interested in this akigalawood
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    Re: Sea Worthy Fragrance

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu
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    Re: Your "The Boss has Arrived" Scent.

    In recent years it has been Creed Royal Oud
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    Re: How Many Fragrances is "Too Many"?!

    I think when it comes to fragrances (ppl who are not into collecting or into the hobby) anywhere between 3-5 for any guy to rotate is pretty good. For BNoters, what's too many could be very...
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    Re: Song titles as fragrance names!

    One In A Million. Another flanker to One Million.
  72. Thread: Initio house

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    Re: Initio house

    It's not as rugged as M, doesn't have the tenacity of M either. But what makes Divine Attraction unique is that it has a mysterious naughtiness about it, like I stated before it isn't like the dirty...
  73. Thread: Initio house

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    Re: Initio house

    Divine Attraction is all about leather and vetiver, about 50% leather and 50% vetiver. It's a fairly raw and dark fragrance, there's an little bit of an animalic quality to it from the leather but I...
  74. Re: Any suggestions for a Japanese fragrance?

    I think Shiseido Zen for men is good, not spectacular, but a good fresh summer scent that is just very pleasant.

    Also check out Mat Male and Mat Very Male.
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    Re: Roja dove vetiver extrait

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver EDP is quite close, and a much cheaper alternative.
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    That's exciting news Wormy, thanks!! Can't wait to see those exclusive prices lol. Really love Apple Brandy though.
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Interesting the MEMO rep yesterday was quite accommodating. I asked to test all the leather collection and oud collection and she sprayed them all on cards for me to try, mostly were quite nice. I...
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Well ladies and germs. Was at Saks today, and had an excellent time (though it was extremely packed of course).

    I really loved the décor of the whole fragrance section, very chic. I skipped Tom...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    Never smelled real orris, so I can't really comment how dominant it is in this fragrance, but compared to something like Iris Bleu Gris from MPG this one is less soapy. I can definitely detect the...
  80. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Scentstory 24 Classic, 24 Gold and 24 Platinum.

    Not bad.
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Excellent thank you for the info! Good news on grand opening day! Great lineup!
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    Re: Roja Dove Enigma Thoughts

    I'm unable to detect flowers (of any kind) either from a spray. I get heavy cognac, pipe tobacco and ginger for the first few hours or so, and then the vanilla and ambergris dominate with the former...
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    Re: Givenchy Incense, which version to buy?

    Yeah, at that same store the 50ml goes for $55, a steal for a vintage Insense. They might still have a few bottles left.

    But this is a definite masterpiece for me.
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    Very nice of you, sounds like you deserve a 5 star as well ;)! I guess you're not a fan of it eh? I think i'm going to love it, and might blow through my samples in matter of days.
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    He must've read this thread ;).

    And that's why we like Mr Tauer, he really listens and cares about his fans!! 5 Stars to the man, and I'm hoping to give the fragrance a 5 stars too once I receive...
  86. Re: What are you going to be wearing on Valentine's day?

    Probably Windsor
  87. Thread: FIF Members

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    Re: FIF Members

    Usually with a 10% coupon means you cannot request free samples, and I think it's also stated with this promotion if you have gotten the email.

    But I remember the last 10% promo they had (last...
  88. Thread: FIF Members

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    Re: FIF Members

    Anything over 300 Euro will have free shipping to North America.

    My last order from them (in Jan) took a bloody week for handling, but once it was shipped out I got my package in a week, I've...
  89. Thread: FIF Members

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    Re: FIF Members

    Received this email from them today, very nice gesture, especially they don't send out coupons much. Looks like fragrance budget will be overblown this month yet again.
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    Re: Jovoy Paris Les Jeux Sont Faits.

    LJSF is good, definitely smells like a bar with a hint of smoke, very mature and very strong, but something in it made me a little nauseous (maybe too much booze? lol), couldn't really put my finger...
  91. Re: Fragrances that would have been more successful with different packaging

    http://i953.photobucket.com/albums/ae16/He-Man_D/FC.jpg
  92. Re: Somewhat of a newbie - looking to start dating soon

    La nuit de L'Homme of course :D

    Also DG The One, EDT or EDP doesn't matter.
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    Re: What's your next backup bottle purchase?

    A few on my mind:

    Guerlain Coriolan
    Cuiron Vintage
    Jacques Fath Yang
    Roja Enigma Pour Homme
    Roja 51 Pour Homme
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    Re: Rank these 7.....

    1.Bentley for Men Intense
    2.1740 Marquis de Sade
    3.M7 vintage
    4.Pure Havane
    5.Dior Homme Intense
    6.Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    7.Musc Ravageur
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    Re: How many fragrances can you wear in a day?

    around 3-5.

    Before I leave for work I usually pick out a main fragrance that I put about 4-6 sprays on my neck and behind the ears. Then I select a fragrance to spray on left hand and another...
  96. Re: Impressions after sampling Krigler - Established Cognac 66

    Is EC comparable to Roja Enigma Pour Homme?
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    Re: Brick and Mortar Store Finds

    I'd rather buy multiple bottles of Creeds online than spending those kind of prices on those good'ol gems.
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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Yep, really impressed with Square One Sephora, they pretty much has everything in the current Lutens export line, all the Ateliers, tested Oud Saphir the other day and was not impressed though. Lots...
  99. Re: Hi! New and need some advice on a particular scent!

    Did you search the batch code on checkcosmetics.com? As far as I know there was only one re-release which was 2013. As I was aware it had a black cap. But I've searched ebay, I do see a Singapore...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    I hope a US Basenoter picks a bottle up for $75 before the launch and put it up on the split board and offers to Canadians, that's the only way for us Canucks to get in on the action. :vrolijk_1:
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