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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    Incense Oud (one of my top 3 of any type)
    LDDM (also a top 3 for me)
    Sahara Noir
    SL Serge Noir (once you get past the clove opening there is a lot of incense)
    Incense Rose (though it is the...
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    Re: Penhaligon perfumery

    I like, but not love, LP#9. Juniper slign smells nice. There is another that I can't remember the name of (morrocan inspired I think) that is okay. The rest are fine. Nothing jumps out to me as...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.13219.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=40564180
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    http://www.selectism.com/files/2012/12/amazingreen-post-cdg-01.jpg
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Mona d Orio Cuir probably. It has been on my list for a while and I wore it on Friday as a reminder. Carner Barcelona Cuirs could also make the list.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    The next fad will depend on the next aromachemical coming down the pipeline. When a new, effective, and inexpensive aromachemical comes down the pipe, the company that owns it will push it. It will...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Seems like a very vetiver day above. TdH for me today.

    rick
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--3hNCDpVTS0/UM7e4-AV8oI/AAAAAAAAFrg/n8O1ExZEiM0/s1600/IMG_001881.jpg
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    Re: Any suggestions for a new cologne?

    I would give Eau d' Issey a try. Nice and light, easy wearing, generally pretty safe for most people.

    Burberry London and BdC are also good shouts.

    If you want to stay aquatic then Sel Marin...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.5628.jpg
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    Re: Best Performing Budget Fragrances

    I get a full day's wear from Halston Z-14 and love how it smells.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 14, 2014

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/63512.jpg?width=320
  14. Re: recommendations for safe, "clean" male fragrance

    Depending on the 'clean vibe you want, Amazingreen is a green/wet/sweetish fragrance that you should be able to find. Eau d' Issey is also a clean scent but in a different way, also easy to find...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

    for me today:

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sSoi9lNh6QE/Uh5ag5l1LmI/AAAAAAAAAEM/z-HgAS9jZ8w/s1600/incenserose.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

    Nice. This is on my next to buy list at 30 ml or a decant if I can find one locally. Really great 'fresh', light fragrance.

    thanks,
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

    http://images.wookmark.com/201338_large_640x_83d57f4a8bc2dcc235db019804309d2fd47cff86_page0110.jpg
  18. Re: Name a scent that smells like another scent and list the two scents that smell alike or similar

    Tom Ford Italian Cypress <---> Halston Z-14
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/51008.jpg?width=320
  20. Re: Do scented candles and room sprays require safety assessments?

    yes, all products put onto the market require a safety assessment. The assessment method has changed from DPD to CLP regulations and GHS regulations are on the way or partially implemented. It...
  21. Nose/ear hair trimming- is there a better way?

    Hi guys,

    I was curious what you use to trim nose and ear hair. I have a small pair of scissors (from my fly tying kit) that work, but you have to be uber careful. Is there a better way that I'm...
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    Re: Birch Tar Soap

    here in the UK we have 'wrights traditional coal soap' that has s similar smoke, heavy smell not too dissimilar to birch tar. My wife hates it and I've switched off of bar soap now but when I used...
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    Re: Summer Male Frag Options from Sephora

    It seems to me that you like clean, light, fresh scents including citrus heavy ones. Thinking back to my last sephora visit and building on what others have said (no need to also recommend Mont...
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    Re: Cedar Notes

    Abrasive? Not really, but it can definitely be dry and sharp. Pure virginia cedar oil is fresh dry pencil shavings. While I like that smell, I don't like it as the predominant note of a fragrance....
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    Re: I need suggestions on what to buy

    If you want to stick to By Killian (a good idea so far as I 'm concerned) then Incense Oud, Rose Oud, and Back to Black are my 3 favorites at this time (in that order). I'm wearing IO right now. ...
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    Re: Do Women Really Like Your Colognes???

    I think my wife must like what I wear because we tend to share a lot of scents. Just today she grabbed my incense Rose (Tauer), made sure I wasn't wearing it already (I had incense oud on) and used...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 27, 2014

    I love this fragrance more every time I wear it and that is saying something since I loved it from the start. It never fails to disappoint.
    ...
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    Re: Pick a scent for this scenario!

    La Nuit for me. Sweet, creamy, soft. Perfect for what you describe.

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 26, 2014

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_07ZCTLt21Co/S8b71X2PZCI/AAAAAAAAEO8/0mrNtUoYTYo/s1600/Andy+Tauer+Orange+Star+2+bottle.jpg
  30. Thread: Fbw?

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    Re: Fbw?

    I like, but don't love the prada. I would buy a half bottle for 30-50% retail if i could, but i don't need a full one.

    Rick
  31. Re: What to know before trying to get perfumes analysed?

    What country are you in? UK?

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Chopard nobile vetiver for the evening.

    Rick
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    I love Eau d' Orange verte from hermes. I've previously described it as all of the bits of an orange plant- the rind, pith, and juice of the fruit, the waxiness bitterness of the leaves, and the...
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    Re: Smoky, tarry fragrance

    Actually, I meant Bulgari black as rubbery, smoky and with a bit of leather.

    thanks
    rick
  35. Re: Creed Scents: Overrated (A Noob's Opinion)

    If you don't love it, don't buy it. That's my philosophy for the most part, and certainly for expensive fragrances. I'm not the biggest Creed fan, but I'm also not opposed to spending that amount...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    http://www.hervesauvage.com/img_upload/670tuscan-leather.jpg
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    Re: Smoky, tarry fragrance

    Lonestar memories is exactly what you're describing (smoky tarry). In the more designer end, Kenneth cole black is more rubbery smoky and a bit safer in style.

    rick
  38. Re: Beastly cologne that smells like vanilla talcum powder?

    Mona d' Orio Amber has a very sweet, powdery, vanilla-like smell.

    rick
  39. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    Probably Prada Luna Rossa. It was free and I'll use it when I don't really care what I'm wearing but want something.

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    RS2AM,

    So close.

    For me today:

    http://thescentedhound.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/incense-oud.jpg?w=820
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    Re: Scarf with overcoat

    Maroon/Garnet as mentioned, cobalt blue works too. Black is you're conservative. I'd probably look at Merino or cashmere, something fairly thin and with no distinct pattern of its own.

    rick
  42. Re: Is 1 Million more versatile than some of us give it credit for (myself included)?

    I'd agree with 212 Man over 1 million for 'niceness'.

    rick
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    Re: Keep the LOVES, ditch the LIKES?

    I find that budget, not availability of 'love' perfumes is the limiting factor. I could upgrade all of the 'likes' in my collection to 'loves' quite easily and have a full range/collection. ...
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    Re: Notes that blend well with vanilla?

    so do I. It is tough to clash with vanilla unless there is just too much going on.

    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 23, 2014

    For the evening

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/7060/1573/1600/LeMarocPourElle_MediumSize.jpg
  46. Re: Strong scent of alcohol in my perfume

    rosewood,

    What type of alcohol have you used? Perfumers alcohol (ethanol, non denatured) will have a very different smell than IPA (which you shouldn't be using).

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Some Sample Suggestions, Please

    No citrus/marine and no heavies cuts the top and bottom off of the list for me. Of what's left, the interesting classes come from spices, woods, and florals. With that, Vetiver Fatale (atelier), By...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 23, 2014

    I nearly had this on today too. Getting out of the shower I was planning to wear it, but then I noticed lonestar memories, realized I coudl wear it today without my wife complaining (she's...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 23, 2014

    for me:

    Lonestar Memories

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/images/lonestar.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 23, 2014

    OOOhhh, so close. I need to get a bottle of vetiver dance. Love it.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Keep the LOVES, ditch the LIKES?

    If i don't either love the scent or have a specific usage for it (i.e i have lots of cheap citrus scents for after the gym) the I try to trade it away.

    Rick
  52. Re: Whats are the best Incense/Woody casual designer fragrances

    Eau d baux and marc jacobs bang. Very different to each other but both are nice for the price.

    Rick
  53. Thread: Gym scent

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    Re: Gym scent

    While working out? Whatever is left on me from the day's wear. After i like a citrus scent, usually kenzo eau 2 kenzo.

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 22, 2014

    Terryfic oud
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 21, 2014

    Doing a showdown of guerlain vetiver vs eau sauvage before bedtime.

    Rick
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    Re: Beard or no?

    Not for me. I do the lazy beard where i don't shave for a bit but my wife hates it and i'm not thrilled with it. I just hate to shave.

    Rick
  57. Re: Is 1 Million more versatile than some of us give it credit for (myself included)?

    Every time i smell it, no matter how muted, it is over the top and simplistic. I think spicebomb is the mainstream scent that is well underated.

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 21, 2014

    The One for evening wear.
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    Forgot about Terryfic Oud from terry d gunzberg. Very powdery oud.

    Rick
  60. Re: Dolce & Gabbana - Anthology Series.....your views ?

    That sums it up for me too.

    Rick
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    Re: Citric scents for night

    Orange sanguine. Lasts a good while and smells like a million bucks.

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 21, 2014

    Lots of interesting stuff today.

    Chopard nobile vetiver for me.

    Thanks
    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 20, 2014

    Le male terrible for the evening.

    Rick
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    Re: New Fragrance: Montale - Nepal Aoud

    This sounds like something i need to smell. I love all of the notes listed typically, so let's see what it is.

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 20, 2014

    By Killian Rose Oud for the day.

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Plum japonaise for the workday.

    Rick
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    Re: First post -

    Welcome. Do you have an favorites from what you have worn? If no, a trip to the mall is in order.

    Rick
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    Re: Fresh scent for summer

    Have you tried the EdI flankers? Yuzu was really nice for me.

    Rick
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    Re: Fruity opening, woods in the drydown

    This was my recco as well.

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Tauer's incens rose to go out for the evening.

    Rick
  71. Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Dior Homme sport. I love the lime/cologne influences, but I get about 15 minutes from 5 sprays on my shirt so not worth it.

    rick
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    Re: Sexy Sensual Night scent ??

    These were most of what I came up with as well. La Nuit is one of my favorites for what you describe. I also like Marc Jacobs Bang in the evening.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    ditto.

    rick
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    Re: Smokey leather?

    Mona Cuir was my first though. Cuirs from Carner Barcelona would also be a good shout. Lonestar Memories has a ton of birch tar in it and is quite smoky, but it has a medicinal start to it that is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    http://thescentualist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Yves-Saint-Laurent-La-Nuit-de-L%E2%80%99Homme-Le-Parfum_60ml-240x182.jpg

    This jumped out at me this morning.

    thanks,
    rick
  76. Re: What scents have gotten you the most negative comments from women?

    Knize ten. Every time i wear it my wife gives me a comment on how it stinks. But i like it so i keep wearing it.

    Rick
  77. Re: Can you please recommend me easy to find, gorgeous spicy-oriental scents?

    Forgot about burberry london. Also worth a sniff.

    Rick
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 16, 2014

    Bleu d chanel for the evening. I thought i was grabbing halston z-14 (same plastic sprayer) but it was bdc instead.

    Thanks
    Rick
  79. Re: Daily summer fragrance college student

    DH Sport smells great for about 15 minutes for me- then it is gone. It is very much in line with other limey colognes and there are lots of better choices I think (at all price points). L'Homme...
  80. Re: Daily summer fragrance college student

    All of the above would be good summer fragrances and are among the list that I recommend regularly for design based summery 'lights'.

    thanks
    rick
  81. Re: Storing fragrances in an off refrigerator- good idea or bad idea?

    Bad idea- have you ever left a refrigerator off and closed? They start to stink after a while. If you're leaving a refrigerator unplugged for any length of time, leave the door propped open for it...
  82. Re: New guy looking for a masculine, woody scent.

    That looks like a pretty good niche vetiver set to get you going. Come back with your thoughts when you've tried them and I'm sure the group here will steer you to some more you like.

    thanks
    rick
  83. Re: Can you please recommend me easy to find, gorgeous spicy-oriental scents?

    While I agree with LDDM (one of my weekly scents), you asked for easy to find. I don't know what you have locally, but I wouldn't call LDDM easy to find (to smell in person) here. Easy to find to...
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    Re: Kilian's Ouds

    this. Incense oud is fantastic as an incense fragrance, not necessarily an oud. Rose oud is similar for me- fantastic rose based floral for men, not necssarily an oud fragrance.

    The prices seem...
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    Re: Collection Size

    I'm in the ~50 bracket (not counting samples). I use all of them. I have a couple staples that I use at least once every week. I have a couple more that I use once every other week. I have a...
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    Re: Recommend me a LEATHER scent

    Mona d' Orio Cuir is my next leather buy. Spicy, smoky leather. I already own tuscan leather and wear it about once a week. I own knize 10 and it is a big scent. I traded away Cuir mauresque- too...
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    Re: Recommend me an OUD scent

    I would recommend Incense oud, but not as your oud fragrance, rather as your incense fragrance. It isn't oud heavy and if you didn't know what you were looking for you'd never know it was oud. From...
  88. Re: Do you think by Kilian's Incense Oud and Musk Oud are worth it?

    'Worth it' is a personal judgement call. I don't know musk oud, but I own Incense oud and Rose oud. When I run out, I will get another. Incense oud is one of my top 3 favorite scents (which one...
  89. Thread: Dettol

    by Casts_by_fly
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    Re: Dettol

    Pino Silvestre will put you down a similar pine route, though it is a lot more refined.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: Most powdery fragrances

    Mona D' Orio Amber is very powdery. L'Heur Bleu is too if you can wear it.

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 16, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15315.jpg
  92. Re: 26 and falling in love with a Powerhouse.....

    That said, if you are going to find a store to try italian cypress, give Tuscan Leather a go. Very powerful, projecting scent, fairly unique (not many other fragrances smell like it) and refined.
    ...
  93. Re: 26 and falling in love with a Powerhouse.....

    And before you drop the coin on Italian Cypress, order a bottle of Halson Z-14 from Amazon for $15. They smell basically the same, to the point that I (a TF private enthusiast and lover of Italian...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    First, Black isn't a citrus. It is fruity and has some citrus top notes, but the overall impression of the fragrance is a fruity spicy chypre. BdC is a citrus fragrance through and through with...
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    Re: Samples in Europe

    ALZD samples from in a nice little atomizer with a spray top. I also feel like you get a solid 1.5ml or so. TPC and luckyscent samples I've gotten are all smaller and snap cap which I don't like. ...
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    Re: Fragrances that bring back memories

    Ralph Polo green, aftershave version- an uncle wore it for years and he was the only one in my family that really wore any 'cologne' so I completely associate it with him and their house.

    rick
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    Re: Spicebomb vs A* Men

    spicebomb for me. AMen is a bit too heavy and certainly not a year round fragrance no matter how light you go.

    rick
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    This is exactly where I am about it, minus the initial trepidation. I really liked it from the outset as a modern, designer citrus. Only after wearing it a few times did I come to appreciate it for...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    For me:

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.5628.jpg

    thanks
    rick
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    This is still on my must try list. Maybe this weekend I'll get a second when I'm in London to pop into Les Scenteurs.

    thanks
    rick
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