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    Re: New From Rundholz: Sept.21.1966

    I'm afraid beside the excitement about the news, this has turned to be kind of a letdown in the end…here are my thoughts…
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    They're not objectively similar but they both wink at glorious animalic chypres of the past. MAAI is fare less polarizing than Onda but still nowhere close being something *easy*. An enormous piece...
  3. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    Thanks buddy. In the end RT has been released only a month ago or so and both the fragrance and the line are definitely not as popular as Etat Libre D'Orange / Rien and L'Artisan / Tea For Two. IMO...
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    Re: Anything of interest in cdg as of late?

    Serpentine, Sugi and Black would be my picks amongst their latest releases.
  5. Re: I can't decide between Sova(Slumberhouse), Black Orchid(Tom Ford), and Opus VI(Amouage)

    I like both Opus VI and Sova (don't care much about Black Orchid) but between the two I would suggest Sova. Always support smaller houses when they deliver such good stuff as Slumberhouse.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Yaaawwwwnnnnn
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Several…

    Guerlain Cuir De Russie
    Guerlain Djedi
    MIller Harris Cuir D'Oranger
    Jean Patou Lasso
    Guerlain Philtre D'Amour
    All the Guerlains previously released as PDT (Jicky above all)
  8. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    Three tremendous options IMO.

    If you don't have Rien (original), Rien Intense Incense is a must have but be aware that beside the opening, this is basically the former Rien.

    Tea For Two might...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Here's Way Off Scenter's take on MAAI for Neroprofumo…

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/11/guest-reviewer-of-day-way-off-scenter.html
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    For those interested, Way Off Scenter is today's *guest reviewer of the day* on Neroprofumo.

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/11/guest-reviewer-of-day-way-off-scenter.html
  11. Re: Bois d’Ascese Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    This was easy :D


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubZxoPGVjZo
  12. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    For those interested, here're my takes on these Helmut Lang re-issues. The article also includes a link to my reviews of the original formulas…
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  13. Re: Bois d’Ascese Eau de Parfum by Naomi Goodsir

    Not redundant at all as they cover two very different aspects of a somewhat similar theme IMO. I find Arso leaning more towards Lutens-esque sweet'n'dry woody things whereas BdA is overall more...
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    Re: New From Rundholz: Sept.21.1966

    I've no idea why but I guess I want to give it all the attention it deserves and right now I'm a bit busy...
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    Re: New From Rundholz: Sept.21.1966

    I'm still looking at my sample but haven't had the *guts* to try it yet...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Liaison De Parfum "Resits Me". I initially only liked it but it grew on me very rapidly. I think I'm gonna need a bottle soon….

    Also, Rancè 1795 L'Aigle De La Voctoire.
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    Re: Hermessence: Cuir d'Ange

    Here are some thoughts I wrote about it. A great fragrance…

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/10/hermessence-cuir-dange-new-leather.html
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    Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

    For those interested, my full review of Russian Tea is out now on my blog. Definitely one of the best releases of 2014 in my book. Check it out here…
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    Re: New From Rundholz: Sept.21.1966

    I just grabbed a sample and gonna give it a go in the next days. As far as I can tell, this one is more based around juxtapositions whereas Apr.03.1968 was overall darker and more straight forward.
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    New From Rundholz: Sept.21.1966

    http://i59.tinypic.com/v45dtc.png

    From First In Fragrance:


    Fragrances are not only the key to our memories, but also our dreams. Anyone who has ever lain with closed eyes in the soft, mossy...
  21. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Probably not here but tematic forums are very rarely representative of the world out there...
  22. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    I'm not sure I was clear enough. Yes, velvione was only an ingredient in both EDC and EDP but, Helmut Lang released also a single-molecule fragrance called Velviona (which was 100% velvione musk and...
  23. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    The musk used in both EDC and EDP is called Velviona (or Velvione, I don't remember now). For a very short period, Helmut Lang sold it as a standalone fragrance called *Velviona* that came in a...
  24. Re: Helmut Lang Reborn. The original iconic scents, available again!

    Expectations play terrible tricks...

    I was one of those who wore Cuiron exclusively for years. I think it was a groundbreaking kind of scent especially given it was released in a period where all...
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    Re: Amouage which one?

    Either Tribute or Mamoir Man (if you want to stick to the masculines). Jub 25 (the feminine) is a third option for me...
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    Re: Create a flanker

    Not a flanker but a different strength of Sous Le Vent would be awesome. Sous Le Vent Parfum.
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    Re: What is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    If you're talking *drity* musks here are a bunch of my favorites…

    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan
    Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Deer Musk / Musk Gazelle
    Masque Montecristo (I know many refer to this as...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    Nope! At least not to me…the opening is definitely more incensey than the original but it's an hyper-clean incense supported by boatloads of aldheydes. The rest is old-Rien amped up. I honestly can't...
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    Re: Skanky perfumes

    I just tested Abdul Samad Al Qurashi Deer Musk and it blew me away…

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26144043.html
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    Re: New Olivier Durbano! - Promethee

    Sounds interesting...
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    Poll: Re: Hermes Vetivers

    I like Vetvier Tonka but I absolutely love Bel Ami Vetiver wich I think is one of the best things Hermes delivered in years...
  32. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    I find Jubilation to be the one closer to my tastes. Epic is good too but I never grown to really love it. Interlude does nothing for me.
  33. Poll: Re: --------->Guys, do you follow gender classification with fragrances?

    Not at all.
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    Absolutely yes. As I say in my review, anyone who liked the original but doesn't own a bottle yet, should go for this with no hesitation. The fact it comes only in a 100ml format, is kind of a bummer...
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange - Rien Intense Incense

    For those interested, I posted my review here…

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/09/eldo-rien-intense-incense-can-you-take.html
  36. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    Well, I don't know if I would classify it as an *incense fragrance* but I would definitely rank it amongst *incense-prominent* stuff.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    There's a great review on Colognoisseur that describes MAAI as the best Retro Nouveau fragrance. I think it is pretty spot on and honestly, I couldn't agree more…
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  38. Re: New niche: ORTO PARISI by Alessandro Gualteri

    The overall style of Orto Parisi's fragrances is extremely close to Nasomatto. If you liked the former range by Gualtieri, you'll probably dig this new line as well. Personally, I'm not impressed....
  39. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Several but the first one that comes to mind is Mario Valentino Ocean Rain by Roudnitska.
  40. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    Hmmmm...I think the incense actually doesn't dissipate. Instead, it gets stronger and stronger as the fragrance hits the drydown.
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    Rapidly tried this and seemed interesting. Still too early to express a relevant opinion but I'll surely explore this a little further....
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Congrats, David…

    Mad Et Len Black Afghan

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2hdqj2r.png

    Parfumerie Generale Bois Blond

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  43. Poll: Re: What's your favorite Dior from La Collection Privée?

    Yet another vote for Leather Oud.
  44. Poll: Re: Fragrance to wear to a Cheap Trick concert (poll)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6M5mS1AAu4

    Yatagan.
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    Re: Dark Incense Close to Norma Kamali Incense?

    If you're looking for something in the same vein but not necessarily similar (as in a knock off), the Rundholz is a good call. Extremely potent and radiant, straight forward ambery incense. Pretty...
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    Re: Laboratorio Olfattivo ?

    Daimiris if you like smoky / leathery powder in the same vein as Parfumerie Generale's Cuir D'Iris. Kashnoir for a thick old-school oriental with subtle indolic twists. These two would be my picks....
  47. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Boatloads of muguet. That would be really pathetic.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Sport on!
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    Re: CDG 2 Man or Eau Sauvage Parfum

    This ^^^^. No doubts.
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    Re: Gucci Oud - New 2014 Fragrance

    Facepalming
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    Re: Today I bought - September 2012

    Those ain't no samples but minis. Salaam's samples come in the usual 1,5 ml vials…and no, they don't come with an atomizer.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    ^^^ I completely agree but I honestly find Montecristo to be more *challenging* than MAAI. Not something necessarily better or worse per se, mind me.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I honestly wouldn't describe MAAI as fecal. Muaky and animalic seem more appropriate adjectives IMO. Warm and old-school as opposed to straight up skanky stuff. Loads of oak moss too…

    BTW, I just...
  54. Re: Diptyque will launch two new scents this month...

    I found the geranium one to be somewhat disappointing. I'm a big fan of this note but Geranium Odorata feels overall too *chemical* (read white muscs) and too aseptic. On the other hand, Eau De...
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    Re: Way Off Scenter

    Nothing but love and and appreciation from my side. You're a treasure!
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    Re: Choose 5 designer scents

    Guerlain is *NOT* a designer house. It would be too easy :D

    Here are mine...

    YSL Kouros
    Dior Jules
    Hermes Bel Ami
    Comme Des Garçons 2 Man
    Givenchy III
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    There's still hope then :D
  58. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    *Airy* is a good description for Serpentine and that's why I agree with Mike's parallel with Chanel's Bel Respiro. Personally I don't find it as heavy on the cedarwood as others say. At least not as...
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    Re: Marc de la Morandiere "Kozmic Oud"

    I will if I'll stumble on it but I'm so over the oud-craze right now. Congrats on your purchase :)
  60. Re: Found a note that I dislike: galbanum. What's your scent peeve?

    Rose, overdone white florals and overly sweet gourmand notes in general….
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    Re: Marc de la Morandiere "Kozmic Oud"

    Pre-meh!
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    Re: Help me understand Ungaro II

    This is supposed to smell like a lavender / citrus combo with animalic facets providing *that* peculiar old-school vibe. Nothing particularly challenging if you're looking for a skunk-bomb but...
  63. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    There's more if you want…you just have to ask :D
  64. Re: Going to order some "dirty" samples online, looking for suggestions.

    Here are some of my favorites in this category (in no particular order)…

    Dior Jules
    Montecristo
    Lisa Kirk's Revolution
    Rien
    Oud 27
    Aoud Cuir D'Arabie
    Citrus Paradisi
    Parfum D'Habit
  65. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    If you guys are interested, here's my full report on both Serpentine and Wisteria Hysteria…

    http://neroprofumo.blogspot.it/2014/06/comme-des-garcons-serpentine-wisteria.html
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Here are my thoughts on this stunning beauty…

    AS a good friend of mine would say:

    F*** ME SIDEWAYS!

    WOW! I mean, really, WOW!

    I liked Bogue since Gardoni's very early excursions into...
  67. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    There's something so addictive about it. Subliminally addictive, I would say...
  68. Donna225, I think the fact you rarely read about...

    Donna225, I think the fact you rarely read about Louanges Profanes even though it is one of PG's best-sellers, means that perfumisti involved in blogs and forums are only a tiny part of a much wider...
  69. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    Oh thanks! I've been thinking about something that vaguely reminded me of Serpentine and I finally realized what it was. Bel Respiro remixed by Autechre.
  70. Article: Parfumerie Générale - Huitième Art - Phaedon: An Interview with Pierre Guillaume.

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/2062-Parfumerie-Générale-Huitième-Art-Phaedon-An-Interview-with-Pierre-Guillaume
  71. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    A few thoughts on Serpentine…no need to say I immediately had to pull the trigger on a full bottle…

    Chromatic scale Serpentine evoked: White / Fluo Green / Silver / Black / Pale Pink / Dark Grey
    ...
  72. Re: Comme Des Garcons - SERPENTINE - A New Fragrance

    there's a raving review on Mark Behnke's Colognoisseur….

    http://colognoisseur.com/new-perfume-review-serpentine-by-comme-des-garcons/
  73. Article: Masque Milano - An Interview With Alessandro Brun & Riccardo Tedeschi.

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/2015-Masque
  74. Re: The truest example of each fragrance category - in your opinion

    I'm going with some of my favorites. Beside their relevance in perfume history…

    aldehyde - Comme Des Garcons For Stephen Jones Millenery
    ozonic - Mario Valentino Ocean Rain
    laundry fresh -...
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    Re: New from Guerlain: Royal Extract

    it lost me at fruity...
  76. Thread: Mazzolari EDT

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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    As long as you're fine with consistent doses of classicism, you'll probably find one to your tastes amongst their offerings.
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    Re: BEL AMI by HERMES

    ^^^ This. I find the vintage stuff to be overall somewhat of a different composition though. It used to be a dissonant lemony-leather but the current formulation is more of a woody oriental. As...
  78. Thread: Mazzolari EDT

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    Re: Mazzolari EDT

    Mazzolari's stuff is very *love-or-hate* All of them. I'm personally quite fond of quite a few of their offerings but I can see how they can't be to everyone's tastes...
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    Re: Generic Vs Synthetic Vs Cheap Vs Inexpensive

    You already had some quite thorough explanations. As other said, none of them is a *technical* term. Depending on who use these words, they might take different nuances.

    In my book:

    Generic:...
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    Re: Vintage Caron Yatagan? Value?

    ^^^ exactly. Not well kept at all.
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    Re: Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Vetiver fragrances are amongst the most assorted genres in my wardrobe and, after all these years, this is still one of my all-time favorites in its category.
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    Re: Vintage Caron Yatagan? Value?

    It looks severely damaged. Unless they ask for 10 bucks, I'd totally pass...
  83. Thread: Mad et Len

    by alfarom
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    Re: Mad et Len

    I've tried 4 or 5 and were all pretty nice and honest but, maybe, a tad *uninspired*. Black Afgan though, was pretty nice indeed. Smoky, leathery and woody. Straight in my buy list...
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    Poll: Re: Straight to Heaven vs. Musc Ravageur

    Musc Ravageur no doubts.
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    Re: Recommend some Woody-Spicy fragrances

    Woody-spicy is a whole world…Oh god, I can't even think from where to begin…

    here are some…

    Comme Des Garcons EDP (the original)
    Ormonde Man
    Santal 33
    Nu_Be Carbon
    Voyage
    Cozè
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange test fest

    One of my favorite houses ever.
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    Poll: Re: Potential Purchases

    Bel Ami. No Doubts.
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    Re: Pine notes Fragrances, please, suggestions!

    Good call.
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    Re: Fragrances with Cinnamon notes

    This!
  90. Re: Musky like Kouros - other suggestions in the designer arena?

    If you want to stick to designers, here are some you might check…

    Dior Jules
    Worth Pour Homme
    Salvador Dali Pour Homme
    Lagerfeld Classic
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    Re: How many years do Creed Fragrances last?

    Centuries if not directly eternity.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver

    As long as you're fine with *traditional* types of vetiver, I see no reasons why you shouldn't like it. Now, the question actually is: are you fine with traditional men fragrances?
  93. Thread: Bogue Profumo

    by alfarom
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    Re: Bogue Profumo

    I've tried both of their *commercial* releases (Eau D'E and Cologne Reloaded) and splurged on a full bottle of CR. They're pretty good if you're fine with thick herbal / aromatic / smoky stuff a-la...
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    Re: Sables - Annick Goutal

    bummer
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    Re: Best "blue" fragrance

    No doubts for me…

    Blue Encens and Blue Santal.
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    Re: Pine notes Fragrances, please, suggestions!

    Here are some you might want to check out…

    Fille En Aiguilles
    Wazamba
    Esencia Pour Homme
    Rochas Moustache
    Profumum Arso
    Knize Forest
    Eloge Du Traitre
    Lalique White
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    Re: Forever Now...by Gucci

    I actually quite liked it. I'ts almost a dead ringer to Villores's own Theseus but feels overall more refined and with an extra spiciness that IMO shares a distant kinship with YSL Nu. Big fan. Sorry...
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    Re: Reviews you just "don't get"?

    Exactly
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    Aldehydic florals are not exactly my thing but I still have a fistful of favorites in this category…Here're some.

    Cuir De Russie EDT
    L'Ame Soeur
    CDG for Stephen Jones Millenery
    Baghari
    No.22...
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    Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    It happened to me in the past and *always* with the same fragrances: Rien, Leather Oud and Encens Mythique D'Orient. I think M/Mink could generate a similar effect but I've always been extremely...
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