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    Re: Antaeus And K10 Just Landes - Yessir!

    Congratulations for you purchase and wishing you full enjoyment of both.

    Incidentally, especially as vintage but even in any formulation so far tested, glad to use and to own both-personally...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd April, 2020

    Zara 9.0
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Might join in later on with something like Christian Lacroix Nuit PH, Yardley April Violets, Zara 9.0, Grey Flannel or Pierre Cardin Iris Sauvage, these being the most "purple" (some as color, other...
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    If seeking for coffee scents, Cafe Cafe-released either under the name of the fragrance house with the same name or by another bargain house named Cofinluxe provides above average masculine/unisex...
  5. Re: Just blind bought a pre reform bottle of 24 gold scentstory what are you thoughts?

    For some reason, did enjoy and also get very good performance from any formulation of this tested so far, irrespective if vintage or more current although by now incidentally, inadvertently vintage...
  6. Re: Antique Georgian Green Cut Glass Scent Bottle Solid Silver Top

    Thank you for posting. Very beautiful picture, incidentally quite appropriate for storing vintage and also non vintage but still classic splash scents.
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    Re: Is Piver scaling back production?

    Most online retailers in my country, at least among the very few ones that are authorized for this house, still sell L.T. Piver fragrances with no restrictions-though lacking any info if, due to...
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Also adding Eau Boisee and Intense EDP (not even to mention the Pininfarina Limited Edition) to Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Any Good Newish Sandalwoods ?

    Comparatively new and fairly inexpensive pricing, especially compared to its performance: Zara Sandalwood/Sandalo EDT
  10. Re: Please suggest something with these notes

    Apart from so many great options already mentioned, also adding (to certain extents, while the personal impression along these lines may vary) especially but not limited to:

    Cartier Declaration...
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    Re: fragranticas new pictures for notes

    Never payed attention to any change of their notes icons-always found these rather simple, basic and easy to understand.

    Maybe not necessarily a pinnacle of photographic or other type of artistry...
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    Would wear these not just due to the fragrance hobby and due to already liking scent houses already, but also because its color and low key design make this very versatile.

    If the fabric is also...
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    For someone, in fact anyone else, possible thought not easy to personally identify with and/or to explain this situation, especially if not knowing the contexts, the people, the tastes, budgets,...
  14. Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Thank you for the ample reply.

    Since the house of Davidoff was also mentioned, just realized to have forgotten adding Relax by Davidoff-on the downside, being vintage, this fragrance is hardly...
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Although without wanting to invalidate Drakkar Noir (happening to enjoy owning and wearing this one) was never displeased with the initial Drakkar, not even the sweeter and more mainstream...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Higher end of the budget, but still decent value for money even if pricier-Amouage Bracken,

    more affordable yet still good value for money with decent performance-Khaliji by Al Rehab, Felci by...
  17. Re: Is there anything still worth buying out there?

    Apart from the fragrances you mentioned to have liked, recent formulations of Chanel Egoiste, of Paco Rabanne PH and of Guerlain Homme Intense actually managed to smell quite classic and with decent...
  18. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    5-6 large sized sprays of Zara Man Gold
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st April, 2020

    Zara Man Gold
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    Possibly also Chanel Egoiste, Creed Original Santal, Crabtree & Evelyn Sandalwood (ideally the vintage formulation, if not, still recommending the current one as fairly decent and accurate rendition...
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    Re: Getting addicted to moss!

    Possibly also Sir Irisch Moos, Bogart Signature, Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels, Felci by l'Erbolario, Versace l'Homme, Preferred Stock by Coty, Agua Brava and/or Quroum, Pino Silvestre by are within the...
  22. Re: One does not choose the "Veg", the "Veg" chooses you!

    While admitting to never having tested Lilac Vegetal, the likeliness to personally enjoy this might be quite serious, happening to already like several other traditional houses often with a...
  23. Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Possibly also, to certain extents:

    (preferably but not necessarily mandatory vintage) Bogart Signature and One Man Show, Horizon by Guy Laroche, Tuscany Uomo Forte, several Marbert fragrances,...
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Though already liking most of these fragrances in their initial, regular versions anyway, still mentioning:

    - Eau Sauvage Parfum and/or Fraicheur Cuir,

    - several Cerruti 1881 flankers...
  25. Re: Please help: Affordable Oriental Resinous OUD based fragrance

    Possibly also Habit Rouge EDP (oud and rose in any formulation, quite good value for money given its performance), Tasmeem Man EDP by Rasasi (another affordable floral oud), One Man Show Oud Edition...
  26. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Thank you for the reply. Will probably let all or most fragrances considered undergo some blind testing, at least with the amount, for the duration, by appraisers etc. average for the regular...
  27. Re: If YOU were in-charge of a NEW & UNIQUE fragrance

    Would probably prefer to team up with either a natural/organic or niche/artisan company (or even a mix of both) for more freedom and access to at least slightly better ingredients.

    Then, would...
  28. Thread: The Future

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    Re: The Future

    Instead of fragrances completely disappearing due to current or even future developments, personally guessing that fragrance industry, wearing habits, trends etc. will gradually adapt to the current...
  29. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Within the Basenotes community, Vintage Tabarome by Creed seems to be the best/closest contender-have not read nor heard about anyone here disliking this fragrance, at least not so far-though in part...
  30. Re: Most worn in March and 1st Quarter of 2020

    While lacking any statistics about fragrances most worn during the first quarter of the year, posting a direct copy-paste from a similar thread and both threads referencing BN statistics, the...
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    Re: Most worn in March 2020

    According to BN statistics, a copy-paste ranking the fragrances worn multiple times this month:



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    Feuilles de Verveine by Yves...
  32. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 fairly generous sprays of Riviera Nights
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st March, 2020

    Riviera Nights
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    Re: Rose attar oil

    Possibly also the taif rose oil (s) by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi
  35. Re: The Exquisite & Unique accord of notes in Hammam Bouquet: Top to middle notes

    Same here, able to completely relate with the preference for the latter two, while also aware about a certain uniqueness and a quite difficultly definable category of top and mid notes within HB
  36. Re: The Most Interesting Recent Female Releases ?

    Possibly Herbae and/or Herbae l'Eau by l'Occitane among the recent releases, as well as further Cerisier and Pierre Herme flankers (quite many and in fact so diverse have nearly lost track of all) by...
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    Re: Xerjoff Uden VS Uden Overdose

    Another vote in favor of the original
  38. Re: The Exquisite & Unique accord of notes in Hammam Bouquet: Top to middle notes

    From a non-specialist viewpoint alone (also based on the experience of someone who did not retest, sample this fragrance since almost 1,5 decade):

    would second a very intoxicating, heady, tangy,...
  39. Re: Which classics would be the most different from what I already have?

    From your list, especially but not limited to:

    Antaeus, Chanel No. 19, Samsara, Shalimar, Miss Dior, Lalique Homme EDP.


    Among other possible choices, again only some in no particular order:...
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    Re: Your Worst Batch of Samples?

    None so far, perhaps the worst samples were still among the average/decent/moderately good compared to the scents both owned and regularly worn, as well as the majority of ones tested.

    This may...
  41. Re: Aventus Cologne vs Chanel Allure Homme Sport

    Liking both, quite likely to own both at some point, but especially compared to its price considering that Chanel Allure Homme Sport delivers even more from/of anything among the good qualities-both...
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    Re: I think I am done with Aventus

    So far, had luckily good experiences with the formulation owned, though it might have been just the incidental, largely inexplicable luck to have simply found one of the better ones
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    Though unfortunately lacking any info about any discontinuation, either to confirm or to retract/deny this yet, luckily this fragrance is quite abundantly available (without mutating exclusively to...
  44. Re: Questions about two types of summer fragrances

    1. Cristalle by Chanel

    2. Apart from all the very good names already mentioned, also in no particular order: Horizon by Guy Laroche, Duc de Vervins, Sir Irisch Moos, Felci by l'Erbolario,...
  45. Re: Bored, so I'm going to wear my wardrobe in alphabetical order

    Thank you for sharing and posting, so far never found the time nor the discipline to undergo the same thoroughly well organized fragrance assignment from beginning to its final, proper completion
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    Re: On the hunt for a new fougere

    Since the house of Houbigant was mentioned, also adding, apart from the very good suggestions already mentioned, also Duc de Vervins and/or its flankers Duc de Vervins L'Extreme, for a mossy, smoky,...
  47. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 abundant sprays of Zino
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th March, 2020

    Indeed not related to the singer or at least suspecting that it may be likely unrelated to the him-lacking any info substantiating in any way if Dalli Werke, the German company manufacturing this...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th March, 2020

    The second one actually.

    Though have owned, used and liked the first formulation as well-and even if the price reaches almost double value in my country (the equivalent/going rate of the 5-6...
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    Re: Gourmand Appreciation Development Thread

    Have tested and enjoyed a fair share of gourmands over the years, but a fairly recent highlight did already own as decant/sample in the wardrobe and only recently rediscovered to its full potential...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th March, 2020

    SOTD: Prince Classic EDT (not yet in the BN directory)
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    Re: Cheap vs Expensive Neroli

    So far, Neroli by l'Erbolario, although liking Neroli Portofino, Neroli e Cardamomo by Tesori d'Oriente, Eau de Norli Dore, Jasmin Immortelle Neroli and the regular Neroli by l'Occitane as well
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th March, 2020

    Tesori d'Oriente Baobab
  54. Re: Men's Club by Helena Rubinstein - An Under-The-radar Classic?

    While having never seen this fragrance before, must admit off-topic to have had good experiences with vintage formulations of both HR cosmetics and other fragrances-therefore, the first reaction and...
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    Re: Brands with refillable bottles

    Apart from the aforementioned, also Mugler in general apart from/in addition to Angel Muse alone, Azzaro and/or towards the very affordable end of the spectrum, Puma (with a strong unisex...
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    To be honest and personally speaking, always found these two very affordable yet liked Halston 1-12 (subjectively) a bit more.
    Considering not just the very low prices but also the decent returns...
  57. Re: Obsession for Men, Which is the best, The latest formula or one of the Flankers?

    Fully agree, had good experiences (at least in terms of performance) with the current formulation of this one
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    Re: I was wrong, so very wrong.

    Possibly also One Man Show Gold Edition, most Marbert scents, particularly Man and Homme, G-Man by Gainsboro and/or Lapidus pour Homme are the ones worth some (re) testing and/or considering-if...
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    Re: Fragrances you wish had better projection

    Numerous ones do consider very good as actual scent, while as actual performance there can be room for more improvement-including but not limited to Endymion EDC and Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's,...
  60. Re: Obsession for Men, Which is the best, The latest formula or one of the Flankers?

    Though owning just the Obsession Night flanker of this, still liking the current formulation of Obsession even a bit better.
    And though the latter may not be a beast mode anymore, frankly speaking...
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    1 for summer- regular Cerruti 1881 (green bottle)

    1 for winter- Bogart pour Homme or Lapidus pour Homme

    1 for all seasons- Bogart Signature

    1 unisex- Best of Chevignon

    1 for the...
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    Re: Frags you forgot you had?

    Same here, impossible to keep track of all the samples owned. Their number being either slightly below or above the amount of normal sized bottles visible.
    While their dimension is obviously much...
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    Re: New to the forum

    Welcome!

    Also adding to a list of scents worth (re) testing Hugh Parsons Blue and ADG Profumo towards the upper end of the price range but still not ridiculously expensive as well as Periplo by...
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    Re: Poison vs Féminité du bois!

    Though liking both, preferring Feminite du Bois due to additional smoothness, complexity, nuances plus a certain additional unisex potential (at least more comfortable and versatile to wear by either...
  65. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    5-6 ample sprays of Lapidus PH
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th March, 2020

    Lapidus pour Homme
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    Re: Trying to know my type of perfumes

    Possibly Mugler Cologne, l'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, Silver Scent Intense, Best of Chevignon
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    Re: Octavian Sever Coifan - Writing Again!

    Thank you for the news. Having followed his postings in the past with great fascination, yet irregular frequency, will be even more glad to catch up.
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    Re: Trying to know my type of perfumes

    Most likely, too classic or at least powerhouse or otherwise heavy classics, as well as gourmand, sweet and/or spicy scents are not the best nor most appropriate options regarding your tastes.
    ...
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    The personal top 10 so far, based on a direct copy-paste from BN statistics, at least after having started to use this particular function:



    1...
  71. Re: Started picking up a salivic note in Dunhill for Men

    Never had this problem so far with this particular scent, however will have to re-test its asap for more conclusive/recent results.

    Did however notice in a more off topic way this particular type...
  72. Re: D&G Pour Homme - Which country: Italy? Euro-italy? Germany?

    Would not overthink this, as all bottles tested (irrespective of or at least not paying much attention to the country of origin) turned out ok as performance, also with a good constancy and...
  73. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    From a personal viewpoint alone and based on repeated testings a few months ago-quite likely yes, both as actual scent and also regarding its performance
  74. Poll: Re: Poll: Is my Poison still deadly attractive and powerful?

    From the personal viewpoint of still untrained and inexperienced nose alone and based strictly on quite recent (but not always 100% verifiable that newest) formulations of Poison, along with few of...
  75. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Probably vintage Joop! Homme and its almost nuclear beast mode performance
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    Re: Frags you forgot you had?

    None so far, but not due to some skill, merit or other favorable aspect other than still owning a scent lineup quite moderately sized, average and easy to itemize/keep track of
  77. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Horizon by Guy Laroche, Best of Chevignon, Dior Homme Sport, Cerruti 1881 Sport, (if discontinuation ever becomes reversed like in the case of Jules, Moustache etc. and-or vintage prices are not...
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    Re: $600 dollars to spend at Lucky scent....

    Happy birthday!

    Apart from so many great fragrances already mentioned, also adding Royal Mayfair by Creed, Geranium pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle and/or Fougere Royale by Houbigant.
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    Re: You're having a nightmare...

    Regular (1995) Hugo by Hugo Boss, though would not consider its flankers that much of a nightmare
  80. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Considering a classic Givenchy, from vintage Gentleman, to Insense Ultramarine and/or Monsieur de Givenchy (the latter two irrespective if classic or current), Voyage d'Hermes Parfum, Eau des Baux...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Though liking the Chanel Allure flanker Eau Extreme, can second ADG Profumo if this option remains on budget and you still like this
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finally (sort of) joined the sync, with Habit Rouge EDP-if not aldehydic, at least one of the few masculines with intoxicating, enthralling floral notes and also among the first designer mainstreams...
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    Re: How much sprays per day ?

    No worries, wearing this amount of sprays almost exclusively in home office and hardly travelling by bus anyway
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Great addition, please and feel free to share (of course if you want and enjoy this) the pictures of the next, upcoming investment and/or non investment IWC watch (es) with us, having a feeling, a...
  85. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Encre Noire Sport, Antaeus Sport, l'Homme Ideal Sport, TDH Eau Tres Fraiche, Cerruti Image Harmony
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    Re: How much sprays per day ?

    5-6 is the minimum, lowest limit usually-however it can reach an average value of around 8 to 10, if also including the days of 20 plus dabs/sprays for calculating a median
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    Re: Every day warm climate fresh fragrances

    Possibly also, in no particular order: Mugler Cologne, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, at least one if not few scents within the Roadster lineup by Cartier, Best of Chevignon, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau
  88. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Habit Rouge in EDP strength
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Habit Rouge EDP
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Congratulations for the Chanel Allure Homme Eau Extreme - getting very good performance from this as much as from ADG Profumo and rating both almost equally high, always preferred the Chanel...
  91. Re: Best Recent Releases ? Designer Mens and Womens...Your Recommendations For The Last 7 Years

    Among many others, in no particular order:

    seconding ADG Profumo
    seconding also all Franck Boclet ones released during this time interval
    seconding l'Envol as well
    D&G The One EDP
    l'Homme...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Might join with a fine floral, albeit a probably a non-aldehydic one to celebrate the day (since there are few aldehydic masculine/unisex options around) - Habit Rouge seems to be close.
    If not...
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    Thank you for everything and for sharing these kind words with us.

    All the best to you and everyone here within this wonderful community and may we all go through this well, while fully aware and...
  94. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

    Usually, the simple, classic bottle shapes-namely Knize Ten, Santos, Antaeus, Habit Rouge, Lapidus, the Cerruti 1881 flankers, any Floris owned so far among the square shaped bottles, Penhaligon's...
  95. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Paco Rabanne pour Homme (preferably vintage, quite greener, mossier and richer in its formulation)
  96. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    l'Insoumis or anything from the Noir Premier collection, both by Lalique
  97. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Almost any French classic, traditional designer or niche house, ideally with flagship boutiques and/or main offices either in Place Vendome, Champs Elysees, Faubourg St Honore or further South in...
  98. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Apart from the very spot on choice Green Irish Tweed, this particular picture could also call for something along the lines of Amouage Bracken, Duc de Vervins, Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar or OV as...
  99. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Almost any Cartier for daytime, possibly something more spicy and exotic like Pasha or Must, almost any Frapin that the one already in the lineup for evening/formal/colder weather occasions
  100. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    5 abundant sprays of Boucheron pour Homme EDP
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