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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 6th, 2012

    Thanks easyfish! :vrolijk_26:

    SOTD:

    http://i46.tinypic.com/s2xjcn.jpg
  2. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Many classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s: Equipage, Derby, Givenchy Gentleman, Eau Sauvage, Pour Monsieur...

    Plus old Guerlains, I take for granted that they will never get discontinued so I don't...
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    Re: Sotd: Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Very happy, an interesting variation on vetiver and precious woods, like the smell of an ancient chapel with polished and waxed confessionals. Plus the freshly ground chestnut note. :p

    This is...
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    Re: Sotd: Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Aqua di Casta

    http://www.magiclub.com/magiclub/visuals/france_corse_circuits_decouverte_en_foret_de_vizzavona_4.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 18th, 2012

    Aqua di Casta

    http://www.magiclub.com/magiclub/visuals/france_corse_circuits_decouverte_en_foret_de_vizzavona_4.jpg
  6. Re: Serge Lutens Bell Jars at Barney's...for $290

    It is an essential practice of luxury brand management to develop and control a highly consistent pricing policy between marketplaces. In this case it doesn't seem to occur to SL Fragrances (the...
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    Re: I bought a fake bottle of Gucci PH :(

    The dispute is automatically escalated into a Paypal claim as soon as the buyer requests a refund through eBay / Paypal, not through direct e-mail or eBay e-mail exchanges with the seller. This is...
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    Re: fresh, citrusy, marine niche scent!

    +1 on Heeley Sel Marin but it's extremely salty, I would hesitate to call it "fresh", it's miles away from what is called fresh in the designer marketplace (ozonic notes).
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    Re: Mona di Orio

    Love her Vetyver and her Oud.

    Mona, we miss you. :engel017:

    http://data18.gallery.ru/albums/gallery/221737--51283977-m549x500-u75aa6.jpg
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, August 15, 2012

    APOM Homme

    http://www.shopping-premiereavenue.com/catalog/MaisonFrancisKurkdjian/big/006-franciskukdjian-apompourhomme.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

    APOM Homme

    http://www.shopping-premiereavenue.com/catalog/MaisonFrancisKurkdjian/big/006-franciskukdjian-apompourhomme.jpg
  12. Re: CHANEL "BOIS NOIR" on eBay - Auction starts at 849 USD

    A bottle of Basenotes? Want.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

    http://static02.mediaite.com/styleite/uploads/gallery/barneys-fall-beauty/arquiste.jpg
  14. Re: CHANEL "BOIS NOIR" on eBay - Auction starts at 849 USD

    Mythical it is but Bois Noir was a commercial failure. It was re-released as Egoiste (not the EDT concentree) after a light reformulation. Let's put it this way: BN was a prototype for the more...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 13th, 2012

    L'Eau du Navigateur

    http://art-cf1a.artisanparfumeur.com/images/dmImage/SourceImage/L_Artisan_L__Eau_du_Navigateur.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 12, 2012

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/58201.jpg
  17. Re: EU Prepares to regulate more fragrance ingredients

    Elléna, Polge, Sheldrake, Ropion, Duchauffour, Roucel, Wasser... speak up please. We can't hear you.
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    Re: Reformulation survivors

    Hermès Equipage
  19. Re: So what's the reason for Ambre Narguile's ridiculous pricing?

    It's the milk cow of the Hermessence line. Extremely popular. And you can't get it in the travel set so Hermes pushes people to buy full bottles of it.
  20. Re: Power, intelligence, strength, moral character, sexy

    Because of its extremely tacky name? In French Chaleur d'Animale means Female in Heat.
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    Re: What do you consider

    LVMH's overwhelming influence on the French market. In France it is impossible to find vintage Guerlain, Dior, Givenchy... on the internet. LVMH forbids it and has asked eBay and other sites to:
    1....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 2nd, 2012

    http://oi40.tinypic.com/jryws2.jpg
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud or Dior Oud Ispahan

    They can do better. Don't buy there.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud or Dior Oud Ispahan

    OI has monstrous longevity and can get overwhelming, it's typically a 1-spray kind of scent. Dior is quite generous with samples when you buy a full bottle of exclusive, I would personally go for LO...
  25. Re: Lets guess the next brands doing its first OUD

    Portait of a Lady (the reference rose oud scent IMHO).
  26. Re: Lets guess the next brands doing its first OUD

    Hermès Oud Calambac by Jean-Claude Elléna. :D
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 1st August 2012

    Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    http://www.kashmirfilms.com/pix/goudechanelegoiste.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

    Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    http://www.kashmirfilms.com/pix/goudechanelegoiste.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

    SOTE:

    http://www.mes-parfums.com/images/grand/concentre-d-orange-verte-1227.jpg
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    Re: Fragrance with a peach note?

    Aaah the good old C-14 aldehyde, aka undecalactone. :D

    Mitsouko is without a doubt the benchmark of fruity chypres. In excellent company with Rochas Femme, Dior Diorella, Dior Diorama and L de...
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    Re: Perac pour homme

    For any Frenchman, Perac = sheep's cheese. :D

    http://courses.carrefour.fr/static/wlpdatas/display/000/006/401/64014.jpg
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    Re: Are notes a trend?

    Sandalwood seems to be a fairly recent trend that has been emerging lately (think Santal 33, Santal Blush, Santal Massoia, Santal Majuscule...).
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, July 31, 2012

    Guerlain Arsène Lupin Dandy

    http://dessins-animes.appspot.com/img/dessins-animes-3/LesExploitsDArseneLupin.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

    Great, great scent, quite hard to find unfortunately.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

    Guerlain Arsène Lupin Dandy

    http://dessins-animes.appspot.com/img/dessins-animes-3/LesExploitsDArseneLupin.jpg
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    Re: Best British Cologne

    Roger & Gallet Lavande Royale is much worse IMHO. Smells like blue paint.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 30 July, 2012

    Santa Maria Novella Melograno

    http://media.paperblog.fr/i/523/5233756/pomme-carthage-fruit-paradis-L-i_rUWZ.jpeg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 30th, 2012

    Santa Maria Novella Melograno

    http://media.paperblog.fr/i/523/5233756/pomme-carthage-fruit-paradis-L-i_rUWZ.jpeg
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    Re: Rank The Chanels

    These are Diors.

    :undecided:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 29, 2012

    English Fern

    http://i46.tinypic.com/359h9qd.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th July 2012

    My SOTD is vintage Vent Vert

    http://qwendy.typepad.com/shoescakeperfume/images/2007/04/27/balmain_1952_vent_vert_gruau.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 28th, 2012

    My SOTD is vintage Vent Vert

    http://qwendy.typepad.com/shoescakeperfume/images/2007/04/27/balmain_1952_vent_vert_gruau.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 27th, 2012

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.18962.jpg
  44. Re: Article: Collecting Vintage Perfume: An Interview with Barbara Herman of Yesterday's Perfume

    Interesting interview, thank you for posting it. I agree that minis are a great source of valuable vintage perfumes. Miniature collectors are more interested in the bottle and the box and do not care...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 26th, 2012

    Eau Sauvage

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PXz1s-ssVEE/Si68O5SEetI/AAAAAAAAF5E/vQFTRqufwvI/s400/Eau_Sauvage_28.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

    L'Occitane Eau Captivante (the green one).

    http://www.missfashionnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/image003-8.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    L'Occitane Eau Captivante (the green one).

    http://www.missfashionnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/image003-8.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th July 2012

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit Extrait

    http://guerlainhistoiredeparfums.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/vol-de-nuit.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit Extrait

    http://guerlainhistoiredeparfums.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/vol-de-nuit.jpg
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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    Same here. I also like the Eau Sauvage soap, it's much more bitter than the current EDT. I think it has escaped the IFRA police restrictions but to me it is exactly what Eau Sauvage EDT used to be 20...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 23rd July 2012

    Good morning! :vrolijk_26:

    http://thescentedhound.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/apom.png
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 23rd, 2012

    http://thescentedhound.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/apom.png
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    Re: Need a powdery recommendation

    Santa Maria Novella Melograno
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd July, 2012.

    SOTE: I L'Heure Promise (Cartier)

    http://www.maxitendance.com/wp-content/uploads/HLIC/07746a3ad30a00a988b52c4873381fb1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 22th, 2012

    SOTE: I L'Heure Promise (Cartier)

    http://www.maxitendance.com/wp-content/uploads/HLIC/07746a3ad30a00a988b52c4873381fb1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 22th, 2012

    L'Eau du Navigateur

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-w6vZd05Kzys/TrKaKlWd3uI/AAAAAAAAAKk/-E_GCeUoHGU/s1600/L_Artisan_L__Eau_du_Navigateur.jpg
  57. Re: I want a fragrance that can make me feel like I'm in an exotic spice / incense world country

    Jubilation XXV, what else?
  58. Thread: Fougere

    by Reminiscent
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    Re: Fougere

    And the classic Drakkar Noir, of course.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    L'Eau du Navigateur, half the price during L'Artisan's sale.

    http://www.rougecoromandel.ch/images/shop/Artisan_Parfumeur/Perfumes/Eau_du_Navigateur/Eau_du_Navigateur600.jpg
  60. Re: My fragrance collection count shows I have 24 when I only have 22

    This is why we love Basenotes. Basenotes is that special. :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Chanel Cristalle, suitable for men too?

    I love Cristalle, it possesses something very abstract. Comme Des Garcons could make such a scent today.


    It has aged much better than Diorella.
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    Re: SOTD; Satureday, July 21st, 2012

    The SA sprayed 1 spray of it on my right arm... extremely powerful stuff!!

    http://boisdejasmin.com/images/2012/06/dior-oud.jpg
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    Re: SOTD; Satureday, July 21st, 2012

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/46855.jpg
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    Re: Niche disappointment

    It also depends very much on the way you actually tried them. Most designer scents are created to deliver that "love at first sniff" message to the wearer, which means they have nice top notes but...
  65. Re: Love Derby and Habit Rouge, will I Like Heritage?

    Most likely yes, but be aware that of the 3, Heritage is the one that has the most suffered from reformulation(s). To the point I think I like Chamade pour Homme better now. There is a nasty leather,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th July, 2012.

    SOTE:

    http://i45.tinypic.com/2jb7dcn.jpg
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, July 20th, 2012

    SOTE:

    http://i45.tinypic.com/2jb7dcn.jpg
  68. Re: Yes, We Have No Oranges!: Fragrances Without Citrus

    Chanel n°19, Coromandel, Bois des Iles, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, L'Heure Bleue, most iris, patchouli or leather dominant fragrances have no citrus in them.
  69. Re: Yes, We Have No Oranges!: Fragrances Without Citrus

    If bergamot qualifies as citrus, then we would have to exclude all the chypre family.
  70. Re: English and French aristocrats, now is the time of the BCBG

    No, the father is missing on the pic. Here he is, with the priest standing on the left:

    http://www.cinemotions.com/data/films/0011/23/2/photo-La-Vie-est-un-long-fleuve-tranquille-1987-1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, July 20th, 2012

    http://images.hugy.ch/catalog/gallery/GUEHAROTS100m.jpg
  72. Re: New game..... Is there no shame????.... Copycat bottles

    Guerlain Exclusifs, new packaging (2010)

    http://www.marieclaire.fr/data/photo/w410_c17/guerlain5.jpg

    vs.

    Dsquared2 He Wood (2007)
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26128553.jpg
  73. Re: English and French aristocrats, now is the time of the BCBG

    Typical BCBG family:
    http://i50.tinypic.com/2v1r8nn.jpg
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    Re: Your top 10 for this summer?

    Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio
    Chanel Cristalle
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Eau de Guerlain
    Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Concentré d'Orange Verte
    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    Annick Goutal Eau du Sud
    Annick...
  75. Re: English and French aristocrats, now is the time of the BCBG

    Early 80's I'd say. It was very much mocked at the time. BCBG stands for "Bon Chic Bon Genre". It became almost institutional when a writer published Le Guide du BCBG and sold no less than... 500,000...
  76. Thread: Fougere

    by Reminiscent
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    Re: Fougere

    Well, it also has a coumarin base. This precisely this combination (lavender + coumarin or tonka bean) that defines the fougère family.
  77. Thread: Fougere

    by Reminiscent
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    Re: Fougere

    Rive Gauche pour Homme
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    Re: Cologne for an older gentleman?

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 19th, 2012

    SOTE: L'Eau de l'Eau

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.3834.jpg
  80. Re: The best "extraits du parfum " for your collection / wardrobe

    Technically speaking, yes. The 250 ml jar (I am not sure I would call them "splash bottles", who would splash Tobacco Vanille from a 250 ml jar anyway? :D) has a stopper with an great design for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 19th, 2012

    Chanel Cristalle

    http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/cms2export//Site1Files/file29685/CristalleRomance.jpg
  82. Re: "songe d ún bois d´été , special series, guerlain , base notes finishes with vanilla?

    The Basenotes Guerlain directory lists no less than... 229 fragrances, regardless of the concentration variants (extraits, EDP, PDT, EDT, EDC). This house, founded in 1828, with such a prestigious...
  83. Re: The best "extraits du parfum " for your collection / wardrobe

    Yes and this is precisely where extraits fit the bill for a man: high quality ingredients, high concentration so no need to spray a cloud around you, high longevity.

    Extraits are also about...
  84. Re: Must have fragrances in every mans collection

    Derby
    Habit Rouge or Egoïste
    Bel Ami
    A good, solid fougère (Rive Gauche Pour Homme) or aromatic fougère (Antaeus, Gianfranco Ferre for Men)
    A quality, versatile Eau de Cologne (Nicolaï or Mugler...
  85. Re: The best "extraits du parfum " for your collection / wardrobe

    I fully concur. Unfortunately the Basenotes hype is all about projection AND longevity (most people fail to understand that these 2 qualities are opposite: projection requires high volatility whereas...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

    Chanel Egoïste

    http://images-01.delcampe-static.net/img_large/auction/000/082/509/918_001.jpg
  87. Re: Mona di orio , collection nombre noir..what is the best among all....??just 1 pls.

    And what is YOUR opinion?
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    Re: Classic Aftershave

    Tabac Original.
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    Re: Dior homme "vintage"

    Not only at Sephoras, in airport duty frees too. Assuming that boxes contain vintage juice because the tester is vintage might just turn out to be wrong. It happened to me. I still got a late 2010...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

    Dior Homme, 2nd formulation (end 2010).
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    Clary sage and castoreum.
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    Re: Is this dior sneaker authentic?

    The CD, not well centered in the oval, screams "fake!".
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    Re: NEW! Tom Ford Noir for men!

    This sounds like Tom's Serge Noire.
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    Re: IUNX longevity

    I have l'Eau Sento, getting 5-6 hours out of it which I believe is the right longevity for what it conjures up (the smell of japanese public baths: wood, tepid water and soap).
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    Re: Guerlain Fragrances

    Or Tonka Impériale.
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    Re: Summer Scent for Office- HIGH QUALITY

    http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/cms2export//Site1Files/file13989/pour_monsieur_main.jpg
  97. Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I don't really approach SL fragrances the same way I do with other houses. I find the traditional "good vs. bad" debate doesn't work for Lutens.

    The landmarks: Féminité du Bois, Ambre Sultan, Iris...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 15, 2012

    Eau de Rochas Homme

    http://a403.idata.over-blog.com/540x360/0/33/49/05/photos--n--6/calanque-d-en-vau-585524.jpg-cassis.jpg
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    Re: Going to Paris!

    JAR, Jovoy, Sens Unique, Le Printemps, IUNX, Lutens, Nicolaï...

    Welcome to Basenotes.
    Welcome to Paris.
  100. Re: Any fragrance similar to Jules by Christian Dior?

    What Jules shares with Ciel Man is the dirty urinous note (clary sage). Jules is a typical ballsy fougère from the 80s, if you like that kind of fragrances I suggest you try Kouros (easy to find) or...
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