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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    I'm wearing my sample of the Profumo today.
    This does not blow me away like the Essenza.

    Essenza is basically the original ADG on huge steroids.
    Capturing the essence of Acqua di Gio and putting...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Aventus

    Sauvage

    Interesting, all these matching letters.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Smelling like a deodorant is as generic as it gets.
    I agree with Sauvage being chemical, again, like many modern generic fragrances.
    One Million started it all, so everyone started copying One...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    To me, it does smell like many other fragrances since it is soapy-fresh.
    It doesn't need to be a blatant copy in order to get tagged as generic.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    The problem with Sauvage is that everyone is right about it.

    Generic, yes. Fresh, yes. Synthetic, yes. Slightly like Aventus, yes.
    Soapy-deodorant like: yes.
    I don't mind generic freshies but...
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    The egg problems are certainly holding me back... I don't want to invest in fragrances which will turn bad.

    I wonder if I will like the Profumo version... will test this out in a couple of days.
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    Re: Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    I also have a sample of ADG Profumo...
    I'm going to wait a couple of days before trying this.
    I think I'm going to faint if the Profumo is even better.
    Crazy.

    I'm constantly buying niche...
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    Acqua di Gio Essenza - Blown away...

    Damn it.

    I bought a sample of ADG Essenza.
    I can barely believe how good this is...
    Deep, rich, natural smelling, high quality.
    I get the most amazing whafts from my arm.
    It just seems to get...
  9. CB I Hate Perfume AT THE BEACH 1966 - Pale White?

    I have just received a sample of AT THE BEACH 1966.
    The juice inside is thick, and pale white, close to certain body fluids.

    Is this normal?

    I don't see it in the pictures:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th March, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.28363.jpg

    Xerjoff Oroville (sample)
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    Re: Harmatan Noir - Incredibly Good

    Bought a FB today... incredible stuff.
    Underrated.
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    Re: M Micallef Discovery Booklet

    Yes, they are all spray!
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Harmatan Noir 50ml + a variety of samples.

    http://www.profumeriapepos.eu/contents/media/l_pg%2011%20-%20harmatan%20noir.jpg

    This fills a special void in my collection, since it has tea and...
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    Re: Roja Dove questions

    Paid a fortune for a spray sample of Amber Aoud.
    Not worth it at all.
    Wore it once, don't want to wear it again.
    He is still raising the prices? Insane...

    If you won the lottery or received a...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Moschino Uomo 125ml

    http://www.leiweb.it/immagini/bellezza/large/Moschino-Uomo-flac_440.jpg

    Blind buy...
  16. Thread: Rochas Man

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    Re: Rochas Man

    I've tried so many gourmands, designer and expensive niche.

    Gotta be honest here.

    I wore Rochas Man last week and I came to the realisation that this is the best gourmand you can buy.
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tanger"

    Time to make a choice... :coolold:
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Just wondering: how do you know that Roja Dove is doing well?
    Is there a website where I can check how well a company is doing?
    Did he release his financial situation?
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Join Date: Dec 2006

    We are now December 2016, I have been a Basenotes member for 10 years, and still active!
    I should at least get free Basenotes Plus! :thumbup:
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Claire,

    Why are you not responding to my mails?
    I told you I would place the spotlight on your blog, in a "controversy creates cash" kind of way.
    Could you please pay me the €400 as promised, so...
  21. Re: Fragrance that ladies like with good silage and longevity

    Jeremy Fragrance
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    Re: Amber Aoud - Really?

    The drydown of this one turns also surprisingly skanky on my skin, in a bad way.
    God why did I buy this?!
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    Re: Amber Aoud - Really?

    Pick any aoud out of the 10.000 aouds Montale is offering and spray it on a card.
    Spray Amber Aoud on another card.

    Let the average joe compare them and pick out the most expensive one.
    The fans...
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    Amber Aoud - Really?

    I'm trying my first Roja Dove tonight.
    Paid an arm and a leg for a spray sample.

    This is it? Really?
    This is the type of composition that costs €450 for 30ml?
    Are you serious?

    I have smelled...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Allow me to scan your article for keywords.


    Please reread this last line.

    You are mixing up everything indeed.
    And that is fine with me, it's your blog, you are the boss.
    But please be open...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    The general vibe of the article is admiration, positivity.
    "This is how it is done in the perfume industry."
    "It’s a genius move[..]", Claire says.
    The message here is that Dusita did a good job...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    To me she was actually applauding these prices, or at least the strategy.
    Why would anyone be disappointed about a perfumer who gives his honest opinion?

    Ten years ago, I could easily get free...
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tanger"

    I'm a big fan of Invasion Barbare, it keeps amazing me with every wearing.
    Gladly own the 75ml.

    Le barbier de tanger on the other hand is a complete catastrophy.
    I can perfectly see the...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    http://takeonethingoff.com/blog/2016/12/16/parfums-dusita-a-case-study-the-perfumes/

    This is the blog he seems to be talking about...

    If anyone can explain to me the market's mechanics, what is...
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    Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Bloggers: you are useless! :vrolijk_1:

    http://tauerperfumes.com/blog/2016/12/22/mechanics/
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    This is indeed a more tame, cleaner and more wearable version of Tuscan Leather.
    I enjoyed wearing it, pretty good one...
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    Re: Fragcom Youtube Drama

    Robes08 and Fragrancebros were basically saying that Jeremy Fragrance is "not neutral", that he is working for the industry.
    I think this is true, just check his website:...
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    Fragcom Youtube Drama

    Seriously guys, what's going on in the "fragcom" at Youtube?
    Now robes08 is having a partnership with fragrancex?
    And he gets massive thumbs down in his video's?

    What the hell is going on?!
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    M Micallef Discovery Booklet

    http://www.parfumsmicallef.com/shop/en/perfume-man-man-discovery-booklet-pv1562.html

    Does anyone know if these are spray samples?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Would love to buy a sample set / discovery set...
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    Re: Gallagher Fragrances

    They are based in the USA.
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    Re: New fragrance from Italy: Parco 1923

    Thank you for the info, interesting.
    Shame they only ship samples within Italy.
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    Re: Gallagher Fragrances

    Funny, isn't it?
    His perfumes are on fragrantica, plus he had a sample contest over there.
    There are also some video's on Youtube about this house, he did give them free samples too.
    For whatever...
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    Gallagher Fragrances

    Has anyone tried these perfumes?

    https://gallagherfragrances.com/
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    Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Sounds like a perfect speech from a huge multinational.

    j/k :2vrolijk_08:

    I don't really like the house of MFK, so I'm not worried.
    But I do think that this is very bad.
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    Re: NEW: Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia

    They are testing us indeed... the niche industry is getting vulgar.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Bruno Fazzolari Discovery Set
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    Re: Roja Discovery Aotmisers

    That would be an insane policy.
    The website does not give me any errors when trying to buy multiple discovery atomisers.

    Now, as usual, Mister Dove goes in the wrong direction, even with his...
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    Re: NEW: Acqua di Parma Note di Colonia

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Intensa Oud is their masterpiece for me, probably one of the best in my collection.
    Gladly paid $180 for the 100ml.
    All the other flankers in the ingredient collection are...
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    Harmatan Noir - Incredibly Good

    Wow, I am blown away by this sample...

    One of the best fragrances I tried in a long time.

    I hope the longevity will be good.

    Try this one!
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    Re: AdG vs PE360 Red

    PE 360 Red >>> ADG

    On all levels: performance, compliments, even quality in general.
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    Re: Shelf lífe. Real or myth ?

    It's a myth.

    They change a bit over time, mostly for the better.
    l'Homme by YSL is now smoother and rounder after all those years.
    LDDM improves big time over the years, making it less...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th October, 2016

    Parfums de Marly - Layton (sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th October, 2016

    Rochas Man
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    Re: NEW MDCI!!! "Le Barbier de Tangier"

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2016/09/30/parfums-mdci-le-barbier-de-tangier-new-fragrance/

    [...] A surprisingly touch of apple and pineapple adds a clean, sporty freshness, and ambroxan adds a...
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    Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires Sample Kit

    That is the exact reason why I started this topic: they do not answer emails.

    I'm not going to judge the house based on this experience though.

    How fast do they ship these sample sets?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st October, 2016

    Invasion Barbare
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    Re: Anosmic to Invasion Barbare

    No nose fatigue today, can easily smell it after 10 hours.

    Great fragrance.
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    Les Liquides Imaginaires Sample Kit

    http://liquidesimaginaires.com/eshop/en/decouverte/27-kit-collection-echantillons-collection-vials-kit.html

    Does anyone know if these are spray samples?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th September, 2016

    Ferragamo F Black
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st September, 2016

    Frapin l'Humaniste
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero reformulated?

    Remik is splitting a vintage bottle, I'm going for 30ml.

    Only 45ml left, be fast! :evil:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th September, 2016

    Ferragamo F Black
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    I have a yellow-ish bottle, production year is 2012, the year it was released.

    This one has thermonuclear projection, smells dense and rich, I love it.

    Less is more with this one.

    Very...
  60. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2016 thread

    https://media.giphy.com/media/xDpB3lRInUYla/giphy.gif
  61. Re: Surrender To Chance Guerlain Clearance Sale

    It's just the typical corporate bullshit that no one understands.
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    Re: Kobe by Xerjoff

    Well, I'll be damned.

    My decant from the discovery set actually has floating particles.

    Strange.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    Thanks, I'm surprised you would congratulate me on something this cheap.

    Some samples seem to be a bit leaky.

    Shame.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th September, 2016

    Xerjoff Uden (decant)
  65. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2016 thread

    Vintage Xerjoff Fiero (= gold tassel) would be awesome.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th September, 2016

    Great choice.

    SOTD: Perry Ellis 360 Red
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    Parfumerie Generale - Origami Discovery Kit (30 x 2ml sprays)

    http://myshop.s3-external-3.amazonaws.com/shop5047500.pictures.PG_origami_discovery_set_29x6ml_120x220.jpg
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    Well, this is a great sales pitch.
    You even manage to insult me ever so slightly as if I'm only smelling the topnotes.

    I've worn this fragrance for at least 12 hours and like I said, all I'm...
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    This fragrance is a complete joke.

    Paid an arm and a leg for a spray sample, and this is it?

    A citrusy / mentholated fragrance counterbalanced by pine?
    From a distance, all I'm smelling is a...
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    Re: New Parfums de Marly: Layton.

    It is indeed difficult to classify. Because this is a chameleon of a fragrance.

    It opens up with an amazing apple note which is very short-lived.
    The apple disappeares almost completely within...
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    Re: L'Humaniste. Your thoughts?

    A wonderful fragrance, happy to own a 100ml.

    I use it frequently, especially for work.
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    Re: Xerjoff Fiero reformulated?

    Well, I guess I solved my own question.

    The 30ml bottles are sold since.... 2016.

    So it has the reformulated juice.

    These houses should be fined for reformulations like this.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th August, 2016

    Xerjoff Nio (decant)
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    Xerjoff Fiero reformulated?

    Has Fiero been reformulated?

    Seems like it...

    Does anyone know if the 30ml are vintage or new formulation?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th August, 2016

    http://www.incrediblediary.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/AMBRE-2.jpg

    Ambre Topkapi (decant)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th August, 2016

    Dior Homme Parfum (sample)
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    Re: Kobe by Xerjoff

    Interesting, thank you for the information.
    I didn't know they changed the presentation.
    First in Fragrance still seems to carry the silk bag presentation of the other Shooting Stars.

    Do you own...
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    Re: Kobe by Xerjoff

    I think you are saving me money, lol!
    Thank you for the information.

    I would contact Xerjoff about this issue if I were you.
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    Re: Kobe by Xerjoff

    I have never heard that before.
    I do find it strange that First in Fragrance / Essenza-Nobile don't sell Kobe.
    Why do you ask if I may ask?
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    Re: Kobe by Xerjoff

    I am wearing a 15ml decant from their discovery set.

    It's an interesting experience: what I get now in the opening compared to my old sample, is a very bitter, almost smoky / dirty sensation.
    Now...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th August, 2016

    Xerjoff Kobe (decant)
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    Re: Not honest Youtubers ?

    I don't trust the FragranceBros.
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    Re: Kobe by Xerjoff

    Has Kobe been reformulated?

    The amazing citrus opening with citrus peels seems to be gone.
    It immediately evolves in a bitter, almost dirty neroli.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th August, 2016

    Xerjoff Uden (decant)
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    Re: Dua Fragrance, any thought?

    Oh great, an Arabian counterfeiter.
    I haven't seen that before, very nice.
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    Re: Pure Tonka or Armani Code Profumo?

    Code Profumo is a 1 Million disaster.
  87. Re: [EU] Xerjoff Shooting Stars Discovery Set - Two (Masculine)

    Shipping without track & trace is available for these countries:



    €9 for one bottle - €14 for both Modoc and Dhofar
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th August, 2016

    Xerjoff XXY (sample)
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    Re: NEW: Penhaligon's Endymion Concentré

    Let me start by saying that I have never tried the original Endymion.

    That being said: this "Endymion Concentré" Eau de Parfum is the biggest joke I have ever smelled in the perfume industry.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th July, 2016

    Lidge
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th July, 2016

    Amyris Homme (sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th July, 2016

    Invasion Barbare
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    Anosmic to Invasion Barbare

    Two sprays on my chest and after a minute or so, I can't smell a thing.
    I can when I smell my shirt closely but I get no whafts during the day, it's like I'm wearing no scent.
    Very frustrating for...
  94. Re: [EU] Xerjoff Shooting Stars Discovery Set - Two (Masculine)

    Since the guys who bought Kobe and Nio are willing to pay more for their bottle (it's basically worth more), I can drop the price for Modoc and Dhofar.

    €5 discount per bottle!

    25 euro = 15 ml...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

    Solo Loewe
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th July, 2016

    XJ 1861 Renaissance - Xerjoff (sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th July, 2016

    He Wood
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th July, 2016

    Frapin l'Humaniste

    Love this stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd July, 2016

    Godolphin (sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st July, 2016

    Fierce
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