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    Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    Issa joke.
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    Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12078-012-9135-7

    Id like to think this explains the low numbers of psychopaths on Basenotes.
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    In Australia, Vettiveru as it tends to get pretty hot.

    My instincts are to go for something green and grassy.
  4. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Frankincense and white florals or frankincense and sandalwood.
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    Re: CdG Vettiveru 2

    That’s a shame. It was the match of green vetiver with airy light florals that made this for me. I didn’t need 2 to go in a darker, woodier direction
  6. Thread: Soap battle

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    Re: Soap battle

    It’s worth noting that what one associates with the smell of soap will depend very much on how the soaps one grew up with were scented.
    For me, Infusion d’Iris Cedre is the soapiest scent I know.
  7. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    i don’t know about assisting the style on purpose, but I’ve certainly seen the argument made that IFRA is an industry body, so their regulations are drafted to push their own products. The latest and...
  8. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    Im speaking from the perspective of oak moss lovers and fragrance freaks here on Basenotes. Personally I hate oak moss and have sensitive skin so appreciate these kinds of efforts, but even from my...
  9. Thread: Soap battle

    by Darjeeling
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    Re: Soap battle

    Neither are particularly soapy to me and neither made the cut when I was looking for neroli scents, but I guess Castile as it is more neroli prominent to me.
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    Re: Beach Geeza house??

    That name though. Lol. Makes it hard to take the scents seriously. I do like how the bottles look like the kind of thing I’ve gotten from splitters on Basenotes, although the splitters had better...
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    Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    The firmenich one isn’t inherently skanky. I think of it like the oil, chemical smell from Montales. How either is used is then up to the perfumer. The Firmenich can have an interesting smoothing...
  12. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    seeing as nobody has mentioned it yet, Creed Original Vetiver :p

    for other grassy, clean vetivers you could consider Vettiveru and Infusion de Vetiver, but OV is the one that smells closest to...
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    Re: Does Oud Ispahan by Dior use real oud?

    It has been a while since I’ve smelled it, but IIRC it uses the same “oud” as leather oud, which is Givaudan’s Black Agar
    https://shop.perfumersapprentice.com/p-5937-black-agar-givco-2152.aspx
    This...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I will be scent free tomorrow as I now have the flu and haven't worn any fragrances for several days, but I will be taking inspiration from your Tahitian sync.
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Oh yeah, Norne is a must try for anyone into coniferous fragrances. Like the black metal cousin of Hwyl (although Norne was created well before Hwyl), all smokey conifer absolutes, moss and clove. ...
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    Re: Iris Question

    It was a small decant from the Perfumed Court quite a few years ago (at least 5), so I’m guessing it may have been “vintage “.

    Edit - Tried to find where I originally posted, but too much of a...
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    Re: Iris Question

    As I haven’t tried Irisss, Lutens Iris Silver Mist would probably be my ultimate iris, but it was a bit much for me. Intellectually stimulating to smell, but not something I could wear.

    Favorite...
  18. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    TL;DR Competent, but nothing to make it stand out from the designer field, apart maybe from its strength.

    While i secretly (or not so secretly) wanted it to crash and burn, considering the...
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    Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    Not full stalker, but I will try to work out who is wearing a scent, especially if it’s something I like.

    My favorite part of these stories is that most of these scents are very mainstream crowd...
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Love Granville.

    On the designer front Dunhill Icon reminded me a little of Granville, with its EdC style opening developing into a dry juniper and earthy base. People talk about Icon as a neroli...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Yes! This one doesn’t get so much attention in the SMN lineup, but it’s brilliant.
  22. Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    Wearable all year round, depending on your local climate.
  23. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    In general I’d be thrilled, also because my favored scent styles aren’t that popular anyway so I don’t think there’d be a huge uptick in people wearing the same scent as me.

    That said, I’m sure...
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Very thorough and a good read. Hwyl smells like a Japanese forest, while Hinoki has a steam note and is meant to me inspired by Japanese hot springs with hinoki tubs. Or maybe Hwyl smells like the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I think Chanel uses New Caledonian sandalwood. I wonder if that’s close enough to Tahiti.

    Tahitian lime means lime could be a goer. Tahitian vanilla surely opens up our options for some warmer...
  26. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Yes please. I’m a sucker for these kinds of things.


    Im still distraught that Pepsi Dry - basically Pepsi with a fraction of the sugar, so not very sweet - was a limited release in Japan and...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    Let me get back to you once I develop my line of fragrances :p

    im kind of against the preconception that perfume has to have French or Italian in its name, but those are popular choices whenever...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    Personally I would probably avoid naming it after sexual acts. Seems a bit Tom Ford or Etate Libre d’Orange to me. Sure it would garner some publicity, but it’s not the image I’d want to my house. ...
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    Re: Help my next blind buy..!

    Equus
  30. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    CDG

    2 Man
    Black
    Kyoto
    Vettiveru (now reformulated into an EdT as Vettiveru2).
    Avignon
    Zagorsk
    Hinoki
    Sugi
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ouch. Colder than Sydney today where it will supposedly get to 18. That’s like a very cold winters day here.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Even when I was in Japan there was just enough of a skew in the seasons compared to where most Basenoters are in North America and Europe that it was challenging at times, particularly in summer...
  33. Re: Which cologne best epitomizes the phrase....

    Aventus
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Goes to check just how wintery my weather is going to be tomorrow - Miserable and rainy. Quite chilly. Really feeling challenged by the seasonal gap on Friday Syncs.
    Maybe some sunny pineapple in...
  35. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I'll wear it a few days in a row. It might even get some extra play during the first 2-3 weeks, and then if anything I almost seem to wear it less than when I just had a sample or decant :p
    And yet...
  36. Re: Thinking of going FRAGRANCE FREE this summer...

    Cologne Sologne was s good one for me. It seemed to focus on the greener aspects of neroli rather than being too floral. Your mileage may vary.
    I guess a lot is down to personal tastes. I find...
  37. Re: Thinking of going FRAGRANCE FREE this summer...

    Good luck!

    in extreme heat and humidity I turned to traditional Eau de Cologne style scents and fresher grassy vetivers. Often frequently reapplied due to their fleeting nature (which also means...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Dior Homme Parfum
  39. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    Some interesting takes here.

    Do you go for the certified classics? Try to put together a pack of something accessible and available so they can easily source their favorites? Try to blow their...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    This is one of my bottles that I've either lost track of or lost when I moved.
    I still gave it a bit of play. Now to work out whether to pick up a bottle or assume that I haven't actually lost my...
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    Re: Tam Dao - lowest price

    Despite the fact that Tam Dao is my favorite scent ever, I thoroughly look forward to your accusations of it stinking of sweat and BO whenever it is mentioned :)

    As far as the best price, I guess...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Finally back on my winter scents and damn it Oud Wood (yesterday) and Epic Man (today) aren’t sublime.
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Perhaps Mont Bland Explorer once it starts turning up at discounters.
  44. Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Thanks, good to know I shouldn’t bother with the Nio clone.
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    Interesting. I mainly associate davana with Jubilation XXV, so I’m guessing they’re stacking the wine-like (or overripe fruit) note of davana on top of the raspberry notes of TL, and adding more...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    That makes sense to me too. Very redolent of apricot.

    Thanks for everyone’s replies on the “color” of florals. Very enlightening.
    For a number of them it’s definitely I know it when I smell...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    OK weird question, but is osmanthus a white floral? I understand there are some grey areas for categorizing florals, so what is the basis? Scent profile? Color of the flowers? A bit of a mix? The...
  49. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Mont Blanc Explorer.

    Definite Aventus vibe in the opening, albeit more synthetic and tart citrus. Lacks the depth, complexity, and note delineation, but I like it. Considering the cash grab that...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I’d love to wear Rose 31 or L’Ombre dans l’Eau, but I think they’ve gone missing in my move. The only scent I have featuring rose is Dior Homme Parfum, but it’s not really a rose scent. My white...
  51. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    LIDGE
    DHP
    Tam Dao
    M7 Oud Absolu
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    Tam Dao and any number of CdG scents.
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    Bright Neroli for Essenza. Acqua Neroli for Neroli Portofino.
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    Re: CdG Wonderwood for winter

    Good thing that he already owns it then ;)


    I love Wonderwood as an autumn/winter scent. Some elements of the synthetic sandalwoods do hang around forever on clothes, but I never thought of it...
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    What a great article. Thanks for sharing this. Some of JCE's suggestions really make me want to experiment with layering some classic feminine scents that I didn't get on with when I sampled them...
  56. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    My SotW was nothing. I have worn no fragrance for 10 days. Does that count?
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

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    Cologne Indelebile (probably the longest lasting as it pulls some tricks with other white florals and a squeaky clean musk to make it feel like the neroli hangs around for the life of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Vicks Vaporub (not in the directory).
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    Re: Underwhelmed by M7

    Ok, my understanding is you’ve tried M7 Oud Absolu , which has now been renamed M7 to add to the confusion.
    Personally I think this version is a pretty nice designer. Not particularly oudy and...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I don’t mind layering occasionally. I usually do it to try and make something woodier.

    Unfortunately im still in the grip of a horrible head cold and haven’t worn any fragrance since Wednesday...
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    Re: J-Scent The Scent of Japan

    A few a certainly a bit weird, but strike me more as novelties rather than striving for innovative fragrant art. I think they’ve chosen notes that would appeal to certain Japanese consumers and then...
  62. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Sulfurous, eh? That classic egg fart smell I associate with hot springs and gases bubbling up from the bowels of the earth.
  63. Re: The smokiest fragrance —— potential contenders of T-Rex by Zoologist and Hyde by Hiram Green?

    Another vote for Bois d’Ascese
  64. Re: Woodsy wood scent - a bit deep, a bit dark, a bit dry, and definitely masculine. Any suggestions

    I was going to say Oud Wood, but then I read through your post :)

    Wonderwood and 2 Man? I’m not sure if these are too stark and dry for you and whether you want something with a touch of...
  65. Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    ooh. Tempting.
  66. Re: Has IFRA banned using natural Oud in perfume?

    Wonderoud has ethically harvested plantation oud. I suspect that wild ouds are too expensive and too variable in their aroma to be used in mass produced perfumes. Farmed oud eliminates these issues,...
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    Re: Osmanthe Yunnan mistaken for Bulgari

    Great minds think alike. The tea note was the only connection that I could come up with, although I always found the tea note in Osmanthe Yunnan to be pretty unique. Not your usual watery tea, more...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Not enjoying anything. My allergies have kicked in and even the slightest whiff of scent, even from hand wash and soap, floods my face with my eyes watering and nose running. The antihistamines do...
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sounds good. This is on my to try list for winter tobacco scents. No testers around locally. Sure, it’s cheap, but I still feel bad buying 200ml for a blind buy. I like London, especially the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Neither of my parents wore perfume, so I’m out too.
  71. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    This pretty much sums up my position.
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    Re: Finding Male Fragrances in Tokyo

    There’s a decent guide here on Basenotes
    http://www.basenotes.net/forums/50-Japan
    The threads near the top are pretty current.

    Male fragrances are usually scattered as mentioned, but Men’s...
  73. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    A little from column A and a little from column B.

    I dont think theres really really such a strict dichotomy, and it’s very much down to individual perceptions so, just find what you like and go...
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    Re: Do i need...?

    No, but yes.
  75. Re: Which Fragrance Product Names Do You Think Are Great?

    I have to agree on Aventus.
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    Re: After a day at the beach

    Sel de Vetiver
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    Re: Oregano, Thyme and Marjoram

    Granville pairs herbs with pine and moss. I find it to be very herbal.

    Le Petit Grain opens like a traditional EdC but transitions to herbs.
  78. Re: Which Fragrance Product Names Do You Think Are Great?

    For the record, I hate Furyo. My understanding is that it was named after a movie. Most people on here would know it by its English title, Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. For some reason it was...
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    Re: The French Pronunciation Thread

    Is it just for perfume that we need to put on airs and force a French pronunciation?

    i hope we all pronounce Volkswagen as folksvagen and Mazda as Matsuda and get annoyed when we have to dumb down...
  80. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 or Dior Homme Parfum

    Both great, but this.

    In fact, now that I’m living somewhere with milder winters, I’m actually worried that I’ll never have weather cold enough for me to want to wear my beloved DHP.
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    I look forward to trying it.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I’m guessing the Cancun theme is a whole spring break thing. My thoughts turn to Guerlain Homme for the second week in a row, but as it’s finally feeling autumnal here I’m yearning to move away from...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    It’s balls to the wall tobacco. Unlike many others, it’s tobacco front and center, with a little support form other notes. A little sweet and a bit dirty. I loved my decant, but didn’t often find an...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Tobacco Absolute 9.5/10 Tobacco accenting dry woods. Right up my alley
    Burberry London 9/10 A wonderful winter scent. Powdery mimosa in the opening feels a bit dandy, but the tobacco and pine...
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    Re: Get Me This For Father's Day.

    September 1 for some of us :p
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    Re: Some fragrant humor

    me in a nutshell.
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    No oud, synthetic or natural, in this scent :p
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    Re: Wear what you like in ANY occasion

    Me too. It just so happens that what I want to wear usually matches the weather and location.
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    What she doesn’t know won’t hurt her. I say keep BdP for fooling around on the side. Just be discreet and make sure she doesn’t realize your infidelity.
  90. Re: Dior Homme Parfum - How does it compare to Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense?

    It’s not particularly oudy. It uses black agar, so the oud note is more a touch of dark woods in the mix. I’m not sure if identify it as oud if it weren’t listed in the notes. There’s also a touch of...
  91. Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    In a similar vein

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/398028-You-know-you-re-a-basenoter-when
  92. Re: Cost for a house to create 100ml of fragrance

    This. I’ve read in many forums people complaining about the cost of the ingredients or components in a product being a fraction of the sale cost and arguing that the product is a complete ripoff,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Guerlain Homme

    its still too warm to break out my LIDGE and Songe d’un Bois d’Ete.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I only have three Guerlain's, and only one of them really works with the current weather so my choice is set.
    My Guerlains tend to the more modern releases, and I've never really gotten on with the...
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    Re: New Bois 1920 Cannabis Collection

    Like wine notes or tea notes in scents, I suspect any cannabis fans will always be disappointed by how one dimensional the note is in fragrances, unless they start to use terpenes and extractions...
  96. Re: What readily-available colognes under $100 fit this description?

    Mugler Cologne
    Dior Homme Cologne
    Cologne Sologne
    Guerlain Homme/Guerlain Homme l’Eau Boisee
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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

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    Clean Reserve : Acqua Neroli by Clean
    6 wears





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  98. Re: How do you feel about wearing CK One today?

    Nice clean, fresh scent. Lightly floral, Leaning almost soapy. Doesn’t seem dated to me today. Fairly casual stuff.



    No calone as far as I can tell. It’s not that metal aquatic note that I...
  99. Re: Is there a possibility that a big brand like TF quits estee lauder?

    Gee, I hope there isn’t a double standard and you apply a similar ethical stance with respect to other countries doing shitty things, or there’s a good chance you’re just a good old fashioned...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I hadn’t smelled this since before I got into perfumes, but gave it a go at the airport recently, and I agree, it’s great. A bargain too. It kind of made me wonder whether one could say it was the...
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