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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Mitzah by Dior
    Just magic
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    Re: CK2 now available at Macy's

    I tried it in sephora in Paris
    It was a big meh for me, though I was hoping I'd like it because of the cool bottle.

    I got a very floral start , slightly fruity. Obviously feminine because of...
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange

    Their best IMHO is fils de dieu by far.
  4. Re: I dislike Dior Homme (Blastmaphy!), would I like Dior Homme Intense?

    Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man ... Got a compliment by a woman i know on the first time i wore DHI.

    I guess since 2011 the OP have made his mind about that tough...
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    Re: Looking for a certain type of cologne.

    Maybe :
    Comme des garçons : Black
    DS & Durga : Mississipi Medicine
    Slumberhouse : Norne
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Dior l'Eau noire (i have a 5ml decant i was offered at the dior counter... so nice)

    PG Aomassai and also Hyperessence matale (as different as it gets :) )

    DH and DHI (yeah... i know i am late...
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    Re: Minty ; prefer Peppermint ?

    Parfumerie Générale : Hyperessence Matale carries a subtle mint note but it's not the main character or as obvious as in Cartier Roadster.
  8. Re: Gimmie TWO! Which one is your treasure? And, which one is the most "you"?

    Treasure : 2 splash bottles of Egoiste that I own since the 90's , it was the first perfume I wore.

    Most me : Sables by Annick Goutal , it just feels like "home" when I wear it. :)
  9. Re: How do Hugo flankers compare to the original?

    "Could do better" ... hem well, thank you my friend.That I know ;). That's why I only asked about those three .
    Just having fun with these 3 specific frags, not comparing anything here.

    Anyway,...
  10. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    As far as my experience goes, after a first quick sniff that you ll clearly have to do :) , choose one per day and give it a full wearing .
    Those frags really live on your skin.
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    Re: D.S. and Durga Cowboy Grass

    Yes "herbal medicinal" fits the bill !
    I tried "debaser", but actually wasn't really fond of it. It's far more fruity et sweety, with fig and maybe coconut ? More on the feminine side, IMO. And not...
  12. Re: Fall and winter is here...time to break out the _____ (fill in)

    yeah absolutely, me too.
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    Re: D.S. and Durga Cowboy Grass

    Beautiful offering from this great house.
    I own and love a few of them including this one. (mississipi medicine, burning barbershop, and freetrapper that i offered to my wife)
    One thing they have...
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    Re: V&R Spicebomb Eau Fraiche help

    I'd say stick with the original.
  15. Re: How do Hugo flankers compare to the original?

    Hi guys,
    i am bringing this back because i am currently hesitating between those 3, or maybe 2...

    To the OP, the cologneist, I was wondering what choice did you make ?

    I tested the 3 in...
  16. Thread: Lush

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    Re: Lush

    karma and voice of reason are my favorites. Sometimes i find that those fragrance can be very strong and leading towards headaches.It's just too bad the new ones doesn't come with sprayers imo.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    ��+1
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Hello everyone, here are my 2 cents :

    I just tried it yesterday, and after what i've read about it, i was prepared to be disappointed, although... i was secretly hoping something good. :)
    My...
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    Re: Room 1015 - Anyone sampled this house?

    I did, and absolutely agree with colin-maillard.
    Behind the marketing veil these are very common and boring scents. I tried them in Paris at "liquides" which is also a big joke, where a woman...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    haha ! +1
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    Re: Cerruti 1881 Bella Notte Pour Homme

    I own it and really enjoy it.

    I discovered it in Sephora, while testing a few frags with my 6 yo daughter who "accidentally" sprayed it on my wrist while i was holding the paper strip for her......
  22. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    +1!
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    Re: Creed Aventus and Tom Ford Oud Wood

    Patchouli absolu is outstanding, and the whole line is imo pretty high level
  24. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Well...good for you !
    I personally find your statement, very ambitious, and pretty hilarious !
    To each his own...
  25. Thread: Vanilla Niche

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    Re: Vanilla Niche

    Most definitely +1 for memoirs of a trespasser
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I had a chance to smell it again and even get a little decant by the very nice SA in le bon marché in Paris, and did a 180 on this one.

    What a fantastic juice ! Beautiful patchouli balanced with à...
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    Re: Memoirs of a Trespasser....... Any Good?

    Today I'm giving this one a full wearing, and I am really enjoying it a lot ! A great balance between vanilla and myrrh, soft and spicy at the same time, and as stated above, I am getting different...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th April 2015

    Cowboy grass by ds durga 36614
  29. Poll: Re: Spicebomb Viktor&Rolf vs Invictus Paco Rabanne

    i've a crush on spicembomb, i love the pepper-y opening, and the smell sends me back to childhood and the smell of pencil erasers ... haha !
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    Re: Manly Gourmand??

    Great suggestions above.
    Valentino Uomo is Nice too imo.
  31. Re: What scents have you been the most surprised by people's reactions to - either positive or negat

    I was amazed to receive two strong compliments by some colleagues while wearing Norne, with something like "this one is so great and ... Spicy ! " :)
    Well it is a great scent indeed ... But...
  32. Re: Let's be frank: spring is time for frankincense.

    That was wonderfully written !
    On the not so expensive side I could advise you to check out :
    Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant, DS Durga Freetrapper, or Comme des garçons Black ...
    Good hunt !
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    Re: A good pine scent?

    Etat libre d'orange Eloge du traître is quite piney IMO, mixed with laurel too.
  34. Thread: Cerruti 1881

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    Re: Cerruti 1881

    Never smelled 1881, but recently bought the flanker "bella note", very fresh with a pepper-y side to it that i enjoy a lot.
    Quite original, and safe too.
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    Re: DS Durga - Debaser (2015)

    So curious about this one.
    This house makes brilliant juices so i am confident they will deliver something interesting.
    As surprising and unique as the music it's based upon...
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Oriza Legrand : Relique d'amour

    Cold mossy Stone...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo 2015

    Oh I'll hunt for that ... Love the juice and the original bottle is already great.
    But this black bottle is a beauty.
    Thanks for the info
  38. Re: Looking for a "bad boy" rum and oceanic fragrance.

    [QUOTE=Poohdini;3322083]frapin speakeasy a/QUOTE]

    +1 For Speakeasy by Frapin, for the rum part. Not for the oceanic though.
  39. Re: By Kilian Straight to Heaven is a masterpiece!

    It is indeed !

    By Kilian's best offering IMO. It is a real gem for patchouli and smoky scents lovers.
  40. Re: Bone-dry niche fragrance to add to my collection?

    Maybe :
    Ds durga Mississippi medicine
    Pg coze
  41. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    Chanel Egoïste
    Annick Goutal Sables
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    Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    Pretty strong stuff with wonderful drydown... Opening is a bit harsh, but then it's very nice. Quite classical and i think it can vary a lot upon skin chemistry.

    Someone mentioned Royal oud by...
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    Re: How is L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme?

    i just bought it (LIDGE) last week and only wore it twice. Got a great compliment btw :) .
    My first impressions are good, and i get some patchouli / hazelnut vibe... with quite "natural" notes. A...
  44. Re: IT'S FINALLY HERE!! My first Niche Bottle!! (pics)

    Got a mini of this one from the Jovoy boutique, it's a very nice one. Somehow it reminded me of égoiste.

    Congrats !
  45. Re: What fragrance truly deserves the moniker "Spicebomb"?

    +1 for CDG original

    and Parfumerie générale COZE
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    Re: Smelling fragrance is a skill.

    Yeah, man.
    "à fond !"
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    Re: A spooky, sensual forest perfume?

    + 1 for Norne, obviously.

    I'd check the Juniper Ridge line also, maybe more for the spooky side than the sensual one. :)
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    You could try Odin 07 Tanoke, didn't see it mentioned.
    CDG 2 man also.
    Memoirs of a trespasser by imaginary authors has some wood next to the vanilla, so why not.
    Slumberhouse Norne, on the...
  49. Re: If you can only get one kilian which one would you get and why?

    Straight to Heaven, is indeed heavenly. :)
  50. Re: Which Etat Libre d`Orange scent is the most conservative ?

    Fils de dieu
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    Re: Black Friday Fragrance Deals!

    Yes they did last year, and I got a bottle of jeke.
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    Re: Put me onto Killian

    Straight to heaven, is out of this world...
    Just unique and so "on the edge" of all it's components...between earthy patchouli, intoxicating smoke and rhum...it's a gem, IMO.

    I recently tried...
  53. Re: fragrances that you avoid spraying on your neck because it's too strong

    This exactly.
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    Re: Fragrance tied to memory of childhood?

    Oh yeah sure ! Many memories ...
    eau sauvage : my father,
    acqua di gio, montana : my best friends,
    eau d'orange verte : my grandmother,
    eau d'issey + cigarettes : my aunt

    spice bomb : fun...
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    Re: Bottega Veneta pour Homme

    Just blind bought a bottle and ... shall see what it's about !

    What surprises me is that, indeed, it has won the 2014 best men's fragrance by basenotes' readers, and yet here on BN, this frag...
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    Re: Pure Havane Vs. Pure Wood

    I own and like PH, with which I don't get any cherry vibe but more some honey and roasted coffe feel, added to the a*men DNA.
    PW was a no-go for me as its indeed sort of creamy wood wasn't at all...
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    Re: After sports fragrance

    I like to wear Spice Bomb after swimming, mostly because it's the only fragrance among my favorites that i found in a mini size (30ml) which is really handy to carry around :). And also because it...
  58. Re: Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    Well, it seems Gorilla perfume volume 3 DEath, decay and renewal has not yet arrived in France, so no unfortunately...
    Affaire à suivre ;)
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    Re: Bottega Veneta pour Homme

    I've been advised to try it by my friend The Silver Fox, maybe some of you know he's fantastic perfume blog, and I 'm planning to do so asap.
    Will come back for impressions then.
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I received the patchouli pack from luckyscent today, and quickly smelled this one.
    After the nice patch opening it turns into something a bit "soapy" and also has that same synthetic vibe i found...
  61. Re: Looking for an almond prominent scent that is not overly sweet

    i might be wrong here but i remember thinking of almond, in a very soft and nice way when i smelled F. Malle Dries Von Neuten . Not too sweet either.
  62. Re: Fragrance that smells like Thiouraye (Senegalese incense)

    Thank you for your feedback.

    right now i'll have a hard time describing it because i haven't smelled it in a while, and don't have any of it left (i think...).

    It comes in little sticky pieces...
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    Re: A smoother mellow patchouli ? Suggestions?

    I also ordered the sample pack but it has not yet arrived.
    I already know StH, which I really like but my wife already wears it :) ...
    I also like Karma from gorilla perfumes but it has also a...
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    + 1
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    I'm on a green, dry, earthy mood :) so i'm using my samples and considering :
    CDG 2man (longevity seems an issue)
    Terre d'Hermès (have to grab a sample actually)
    French Lover (beautiful)
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    Re: Pure Coffee or Pure Wood???

    Neither one or the other for me.
    I was facing the same dilemma :) a few days ago, here :http://www.basenotes.net/threads/388687-Pure-Wood-vs-Pure-Coffee

    I finally smelled PW in Sephora and it...
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    Re: Best designer woody fragrances

    Odin 07 Tanoke is pretty woody IMO.

    (But maybe not designer ... :))
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    Re: Question For Mugler A*Men Pure Fans ?

    As far as i have checked here in Lyon, recently while looking for Pure Wood, it was pretty much depending upon the place... Beside A*men, some had Pure malt, and or/pure Havane, some pure shot .......
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    Re: Spicebomb vs. Dior Homme

    I only own Spicebomb and know DH by having smelled it on friends.
    I find DH to be a bit cloying, and wouldn't be tempted to wear it. And i like SB a lot, though clearly not in an objective way (if...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like piss?

    I just smelled it on my office co-worker, thought it was Declaration. He told me it was TdH. No piss at all ! But not either the souvenir of what i smelled on me when testing it. ... Strange. :)
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    Re: Will I like Serge Lutens Fille En Aiguilles?

    I own Norne and some samples of Fille en Aiguilles. It's been a while since i smelled the latter, but i've always liked it.
    I'd say FeA is more linear than Norne, but not that much more versatile....
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    +1 Dior Eau Noire
    +1 CdG Black
  73. Fragrance that smells like Thiouraye (Senegalese incense)

    Hi everyone,

    I remember this fantastic scent i first smelled on a friend... i asked her what perfume it was, but actually it was only the scent of the incense that was impregnated in her clothes....
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    Re: When / How do you reapply?

    I don't. The few times I did that I just regretted it. So no more.
    The scent has a "life" on the skin and let it be. It just doesn't feel the same as the first sprays of the day.
    For me it's like...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like piss?

    Either your skin chemistry just doesn't get along with this one or maybe you oversprayed a bit...
    Last time I wore it my wife told me it's a real smooth (doux) perfume.
  76. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    + 1 cdg Black, but maybe also Avignon, and Wonderwood
    and
    Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant
    Honoré des prés Chaman's party
    by Kilian Straight to Heaven

    My SO loves Mississipi Medicine too, a...
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    Can not reach ten as of now, but it's a great thread to go through the best of the "mainstream" (no disrespect) offerings.
    I have still a lot to try, and i am enjoying reading all your answers. ...
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    Re: New: Ferarri Vetiver Essence

    I am indeed interested by the list of notes here !
    Never tried any of the line but now i will look forward to.
    The packaging is not my cup of tea but, that would'nt be big of a deal if it smells...
  79. Re: Which house tells the most interesting story?

    Slumberhouse's odd poetry is quite beautiful imo, and the juices are up to it.
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    Re: Pure Wood vs. Pure Coffee

    Thanks guys.
    Since I really like the original as well as PH ...
    I'm still stuck. Haha !
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    Re: Miller Harris Fumee Series - Which to pick?

    It's been a while since I've smelled them, moreover not on the same day, but I remember that la fumée ottoman was my favourite.
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    Pure Wood vs. Pure Coffee

    Hello fellow BN'ers,

    The french Mugler website is offering some discount for a few days (20 to 25% off), and i might pull the trigger on one or two A*men flanker(s)...
    I really dig A*men...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella

    Patchouli for me and my wife loves their Musc
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    The sprayer on my bottle of speakeasy by Frapin is fantastic, and is one that stands out from the others. Very hard, and also very precise.
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    Re: She Made Me Buy Egoiste

    And she is right !
    Egoiste was the first perfume i bought back in the 90's based on the advice of a girlfriend. Not the SO but anyway, she was driven by goodwill :).

    The last time she (S.O.) had...
  86. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    Eau de frohliche #3 is like a silver sword to my nose. So ... Metallic , yes.
  87. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    Al Oudh is interesting indeed but on me it evolves like an old grandma's perfume.
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    Re: Smokey fragrance suggestions

    Chaman's party by Honoré des prés is very smoky. The drawback is its poor lasting power. :(

    I also was told that Burning Barbershop by DS & Durga could fit your description.
  89. Re: Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...pathetic generic trash.

    I have been litterally forced to smell it on a test strip by a salesperson in sephora. Didn't care for it at all.
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    Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    I love A*men and it's the only one i own of the line, as of today. I'm still exploring the flankers before buying a FB, and yet haven't smelled MC.
    After a few smelling sessions it seems PH and PL...
  91. Re: L'Artisan vs Penhaligon's vs Comme des Garçons

    I don't prefer any of the three, but i do like just a few of their respective offerings.
    It would be CdG Black, l'Artisan Havana Vanille, and Penhaligon's Juniper sling.
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    Re: "Official" Mugler - Pure Wood reviews thread

    Too bad it's just on mugler.USA ... :( . Not available right now in France, I'm waiting for an customer service email about the date of availability.

    Just saying but the bottle doesn't look as...
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    Re: So I tried Aventus

    I tried it also a week ago, buy only on paper.(my arms were already full...)
    Well I thought It smells good and my wife too. So I'll test it on skin in a near future.
    What's funny is that the scent...
  94. Re: i hate amen, will i like pure malt/pure havane?

    Well, I love A*men, like PH et don't care about PM.
    If you turn that upside down, you might like PM ... ! :)
  95. Re: The World Cup Has Begun; What's a Good Fragrance to Wear at a Crowded Sports Bar or Pub?

    Well... It seems that's pretty much the opposite that happened !

    Here in France with the heat going on ... I guess the right scent is the one that is just going to evolve nicely on a sweaty skin...
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    Re: Spicebomb vs A* Men

    My vote goes to A*men.
    Spicebomb reminds me of the smell of a pencil eraser when I was a kid. Not a bad smell though, but the cocoa-patchouli combo has much more depth, power, presence to my nose.
    ...
  97. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Sables is one of my all time favourite. Such a masterpiece.

    +1 for Eau Noire

    And "L'etre aimé" By Divine
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    Re: Pure havane is such a beast

    Just tried it for the first time yesterday, along with pure malt and the original (yeah never too late ;) !) well i was nicely surprised.
    I only tried Pure Havane on my wrist, cause on the paper it...
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    Poll: Re: How many bottles do you own?

    In a row ?

    Ok sorry I just couldn't help it. Kevin Smith's fans will get it. :)

    I'm between 20 and 30, just too lazy to check. I think I'll get rid of 2 or 3, and keep on exploring ...
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    Sounds interesting, thanks ! I will be looking forward to smell that.
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