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    Re: Tester blotter strips

    They generally last much longer on paper and development is slower. The correlation depends on your skin really.
  2. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    No, I'm comparing an allergy to an allergy. Some are indeed more serious to others. Some can easily be controlled like a pollen allergy for most people and a skin rash due to something in certain...
  3. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    What do you suggest for those with a pollen allergy? Stop breathing?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Quorum from Antonio Puig

    https://i.imgur.com/w5uFCEW.jpg
  5. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    As do I. I don't understand throwing boxes away, especially if selling it later is even a remote possibility.
  6. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    I've had it happen to me when using fragrances with natural ingredients. An over the counter antihistamine solves it. Best to take it before applying obviously.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Phi - Une Rose de Kandahar from Tauer Perfumes

    https://i.imgur.com/R7RGok1.jpg
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    Re: Any thoughts on Lubin Itasca edp

    It's beautiful, but ultimately I found it boring, so I sold mine.
  9. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    Assuming it is as big of a seller as I think, I'm sure Creed would reformulate it before they discontinued it. Besides, what ingredient in MI is the problem?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    https://i.imgur.com/rhbVOMP.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Acteur from Azzaro

    https://i.imgur.com/rhbVOMP.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I just noticed that I had Imaginary Authors' Saint Julep listed twice in my wardrobe. Here are the two listings in the directory:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26152627.html

    and
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Imitation Man from Amouage

    https://i.imgur.com/UYCULRa.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Instagram! Forget Facebook. :laugh:
    It will have a regular release too. It will just cost more.
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    Re: Just bought Kouros , current formula

    Other than the first few seconds of the opening, I can't tell any difference between my 2008 bottle and my 2014 bottle. Unfortunately, I haven't tried the really early stuff. What year is your...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    I pre-ordered a bottle of DOULEUR! from Bogue Profumo which is a collaboration with tattoo artist Freddie Albrighton. It's a risky buy going by the notes, but knowing Antonio Gardoni and the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Noir de Noir from Tom Ford

    https://i.imgur.com/LqRIdxq.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Over $200 per bottle is the new price. No more Slumberhouse blind-buys for me (especially after Sadanne.)
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    Re: About Pierre Montale

    Here's an interview with him on Fragrantica: https://www.fragrantica.com/news/M-is-for-Montale-Exclusive-Interview-with-Pierre-Montale-7852.html

    The most interesting part is in the comments. Quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Opus X from Amouage

    https://i.imgur.com/VysAvWz.jpg
  21. Re: Do you enjoy fragrances with bitter or gothic notes

    Memoir Man (Amouage) and Sohrab (The Fragrance Engineers - Prin Lomros is the perfumer for this one too) come to mind for me.
  22. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    My skank-o-meter doesn't work as well as others' (in other words, I tend not to find things skanky which many others do - such as Oudh Infini and Oud Maximus), but I'll recommend Rania J's Oud Assam....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    Oud Ispahan from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/Y3GQYUT.jpg
  24. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/lXiRoPt9Rkzt7yLYY/giphy.gif
  25. Re: Bought Azzaro PH from eBay Vinatge and I end up getting the current

    But how much did you pay for it? A 50ml of the current on FragranceNet is currently $18.19 and that's only with the 30% off.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Sa Majesté la Rose from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/tyiyveq.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I own 13 Private Blends and 3 from the Signature line. So, I obviously like them, but the prices are the biggest negative to me. While they can be found on the grey market much cheaper, a 50ml...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Eau de Rhubarbe Écarlate from Hermès


    https://i.imgur.com/Zv6O4YB.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Oud Violet Intense from Fragrance du Bois

    https://i.imgur.com/BZ0u65x.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Cape Heartache from Imaginary Authors

    https://i.imgur.com/rK1RLqR.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Sixes & Sevens from Slumberhouse

    https://i.imgur.com/GsbQOOm.jpg
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum Identification

    Black box= original 2012
    White box= 2017
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    Re: Your best and worst blind buys?

    So, I did give it another try and it turns out that I do like Declaration now! But I sure did hate it at the time.
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Over a year later, I'll add Imitation Man (Amouage) which is rose and vinyl shower curtains to my nose - strange, but I love it. Santal Majuscule (Serge Lutens) is cocoa dusted roses on a dry plank...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Oud Bleu Intense from Fragrance du Bois

    https://i.imgur.com/Ggji848.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Les Mauvais Garçons from Strangers Parfumerie

    https://i.imgur.com/jYtVUc4.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Amouage

    Isn't this the women's version?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th August, 2019

    Shalimar Eau de Cologne from Guerlain

    (Shockingly not in the Basenotes directory)

    https://i.imgur.com/PYSm5wM.jpg
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    Re: Original Gucci Pour Homme

    Are you sure it was factory sealed? It looks like it was shrink sealed.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Has anyone sprayed their bottle of Sixes & Sevens lately? In anticipation of wearing it as my SOTD next week, I sprayed my arm with it a couple of times before going to bed one night. It started off...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Gris Clair from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/Y0DMPr0.jpg
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    Re: Help me narrow down my sample list

    Which ones would we choose or which ones do we think you should choose?

    Personally, I like the .7ml samples in the vials. That's plenty for me to decide if I like it or not. Of course, I'm easy to...
  43. Re: Since everything has "performance issues" these days, why not stick with cheapies?

    It sounds like you want others to smell you. To get compliments, maybe?
  44. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    Of those three, I'd choose the EDT, but Parfum would be close behind. I think I prefer Cologne to all of them though. Absolute is the worst to me and it's been discontinued for a while. It still pops...
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    It seems to be popular among the "bro" types for some reason.
  46. Re: What are great Immortelle-note fragrances?

    I love immortelle!


    +1 for Eau Noire and adding Sunshine Man, Fate Man, and Mendittorosa's Le Mat for it's wonderful drydown.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Fille en Aiguilles from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/twQJn0G.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Arabie from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/o4q0OHP.jpg
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/100/26120336-8264.jpg
    Chanel Pour Monsieur by Chanel
    2 wears





    I had forgotten that I'd worn this twice. I guess it's easy to forget a fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Baptême du Feu from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/Q9H1LSH.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I can't believe Shalimar Eau de Cologne isn't in the directory! I'm not going to bother submitting it because I doubt it would be added now, but jeez!
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/p0RDMJGgMXF96/source.gif
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Acqua di Parma's Bergamotto di Calabria and Arancia di Capri
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Yep, it doesn't work now. Either Harrod's doesn't know how to sell things or Amouage doesn't know how to supply things. I'm inclined to think the latter.

    It seems these last few releases were...
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    Re: Anyone use Aftershave AND Cologne?

    I've recently discovered that alcohol is good for my skin after shaving, so I've started using aftershaves. I normally shave at night, so it's obviously gone by morning. I've also used plain ethyl...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Chergui from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/qZys99s.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th July, 2019

    La Fille de Berlin from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/cvOzrdg.jpg
  58. Re: Question about Paco Rabanne pour homme ingredients??

    Oakmoss hasn't been banned. To be IFRA compliant only a certain amount is allowed (just as with many other ingredients.) If the formula contains any, I believe it must be listed in the ingredient...
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    Re: Trussardi python vs fahreneit 32

    I've never tried the Trussardi, but Fahrenheit 32 is nice. If you can't find it and if you interested in a fresh Fahrenheit, I recommend trying Fahrenheit Cologne. If you want a fresh scent with...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    Serge Noire from Serge Lutens

    https://i.imgur.com/sXeaUV5.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    Fougère L'Aube from Rogue Perfumery

    https://i.imgur.com/xz4c2jU.jpg
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    Re: Question about Bel Ami by Hermes

    Some online sellers show a stock photo of an older version, but will actually ship you the newer one. So, veware of that.
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Try this: https://www.harrods.com/en-gb/amouage/overture-man-eau-de-parfum-p000000000006451797
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Lagerfeld Cologne from Karl Lagerfeld

    https://i.imgur.com/3k6DQ49.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    Fahrenheit from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/113S4ig.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    Only if it's "vintage" of course! :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    I completely agree! I also have a 2014 bottle and it has the famous gasoline vibe — no vanilla to my nose. I also have an original 1988 bottle. Are they different? Yes, but not by that much....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    Bleu Marine de Cardin from Pierre Cardin

    (NOT Bleu Marine pour Lui - unfortunately, they are lumped together in the BN database.)

    https://i.imgur.com/xeSep4h.jpg
  69. Re: Halston Z-14, is it me or I can't smell it on me after 30min??

    That's the set that I bought for less than $20.
  70. Re: Halston Z-14, is it me or I can't smell it on me after 30min??

    Yes, under the ingredients. And some later Jeff Gordon boxes list treemoss, but not oakmoss though.
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    Poll: Re: Rose/Oud Frgrances

    I voted Oud Ispahan. Oud Palao is also nice and I think it's essentially a more refined and lighter version of the Dior. I also enjoy Areej's Malik al Taif (for the real thing) and TF's Oud Fleur...
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    Re: Patrick fragrances of ireland.

    I tend to agree. When I first wore it, I thought it was just soapy clean, but subsequently I picked up the moss, the greenness, and yes, a bit of earthiness. I still consider it a soapy fragrance,...
  73. Re: Halston Z-14, is it me or I can't smell it on me after 30min??

    Yes, the Jeff Gordon bottles are EA, but not all EA bottles are created equally. From reading here on BN, I was advised to look for oakmoss and treemoss on the EA labels. If they are listed, then...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

    Koh-i-Noor from Areej le Doré

    https://i.imgur.com/c9XBurZ.jpg
  75. Re: Halston Z-14 & Zino Davidoff?? Vinatges?? On eBay?

    You have to know what you're looking for. If the seller doesn't show pics of the back of the box, label on bottom of bottle, etc. pass it by.
  76. Re: Does splash bottle getting charmed faster?

    If it's sealed up after use, I wouldn't worry too much about it. I only have a few splashes, but I use parafilm for extra protection after decanting.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    Oud Vert Intense from Fragrance du Bois

    https://i.imgur.com/lAV89yn.jpg
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    Re: Creed - Selection Verte

    Has it really been vaulted? Must have been a very recent development.
  79. Re: Question about Paco Rabanne Pour Homme EDT

    It was first launched in 1973 and had a lot of oakmoss, so of course it's been reformulated.

    This is Basenotes, so vintage is always better and reformulations are always bad. Expect to hear,...
  80. Re: Halston Z-14, is it me or I can't smell it on me after 30min??

    I have a Jeff Gordon bottle and two French Fragrances bottles. They're all very strong and long lasting. One of my best discoveries of the year. What company is listed on the bottle label of yours?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    Chanel Pour Monsieur

    https://i.imgur.com/YwWqOw6.jpg
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    Re: Acqua De Parma - Colonia

    I assume it's the citruses in the initial blast that you enjoy. If so, I don't think you can really expect it to last long. I recommend liberally spraying on clothes though.
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    Re: Tobacco Oud or Oud Wood

    I still feel the same way even after trying Oud Wood Intense, Tobacco Oud Intense, and Oud Minerale- I still prefer Oud Fleur. But an even better "real'' tobacco oud is Rania J's T. Habanero.
  84. Re: Luckuyscent's new SUMMER CITRUS SAMPLE PACK

    :grin: There's no way in hell Bortnikoff is going to use synthetic ambergris! The florals are so overpowering in it though I can't detect it or anything else for that matter.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    The Fragrance du Bois boutique in Bangkok is having a 50% off (!) sale this month, so I picked up Oud Bleu Intense and Oud Violet Intense today after getting Oud Vert Intense about a week ago.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

    Bois d'Argent from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/PvrDqDV.jpg
  87. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    There's an ashy quality in Polo, but I don't know what's responsible for it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    Fève Délicieuse from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/IzUViXs.jpg
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Amouage finally responded to my (and others') question about how long Harrods would have exclusivity over overture on Instagram:

    https://i.imgur.com/V6yySav.jpg
  90. Re: Does light ACTUALLY cause fragrances to expire prematurely or is that a myth?

    As a general rule, I don't think perfume is as delicate as some seem to think. Of course it depends on ingredients among other factors. The chemicals in Nautica Voyage might very well survive a...
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    I have both and prefer Platine. I pick up some oily greenness from Vert des Bois in it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Mitzah from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/T8wR65P.jpg
  93. Re: CHANEL Pour Monsieur Eau De Toilette Spray

    I recently got it from StrawberryNet since I had 35% off in discounts.
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    Three relative oldies:

    1. Paco Rabanne PH - masculine perfection - soapy, green mossy (I have a bottle from 1986, yesterday I discovered that isn't a damned thing wrong with the current one.)
    2....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Eau Noire from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/SEzZsT7.jpg
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    Re: Best Franck Boclet

    I gave up after trying Tobacco. Sickeningly sweet candle-like smell - nothing that resembles tobacco at all. Enormous projection and longevity though.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Cuir Cannage from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/qrEoMWM.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Ambre Nuit from Christian Dior

    https://i.imgur.com/HVb0MYK.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Eau de Rhubarb Ecarlate (Hermes)

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81u58YW%2B9nL._SY355_.jpg

    And I'm expecting a bottle of Sa Majeste la Rose (Serge Lutens)
    ...
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    A couple of Acqua di Parmas come to mind: Colonia Essenza and Colonia Pura. They might be more modern than you want, but the average person would probably consider them on the old-fashioned side.
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