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    Amazing Perfumed Shower Gels and Soaps ?

    I recently discovered a shower gel from Cottage : Argan Oil Shower Gel which has an incredibly strong oriental fragrance, (a Nag Champa incense sticks stlye perfume) that lasts and lasts.
    Interested...
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    Re: 'Parfum' Strength Male Fragrances...

    I think there are quiite a few. Aqua di Gio Profumo is another.
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    Re: Courrèges Hyperbole - Tobacco Vanille !

    I have not tried Tabac Rouge, but I would say that Hyperbole is instantly recognisable as something close to TV.
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    Re: Courrèges Hyperbole - Tobacco Vanille !

    Here in France those mentioned are all pretty expensive. Even the Tonka from Reminiscence costs €75.

    Courrèges Hyperbole costs €24.
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    Courrèges Hyperbole - Tobacco Vanille !

    For those of you who love Tobacco Vanille from Tom Ford, (but don't like the price) lol ! Courrèges Hyperbole may be the answer.
    See the listed notes and the opinions on the fragrantica directory....
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    'Parfum' Strength Male Fragrances...

    Which male fragrances labelled/classified as parfum strength really deliver ?
    Are they extrait strength or is it a marketing tactic ?
  7. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    I've come back to this and I'm wearing it a lot. I had forgotten how amazing it is !
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    Re: Best green leather fragrance?

    Agree with Gres Cabochard. The perfect green leather.
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    Bs.
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    Shalimar Initial ?

    I'm interested to know your thoughts on this fragrance.

    I'm also interested to know if it is officially discontinued ??? A while ago I asked this question and many people said no, but looking on...
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    Re: Jardanel - Jean Desprez ?

    I have a photo of it on my desktop. I've clicked on 'insert an image from computer' but I can't work out how to do it. If you can explain I will try !!! (I'm useless with computers).
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    Jardanel - Jean Desprez ?

    I was lucky enough to find an extrait of this rare fragrance.
    It is stunning...in a green, leathery way.

    It's hard to find information regarding this dark horse. Release dates vary enormously....
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    Your Weirdest Guerlain ???

    For me it is Aroma Allegoria Aromaparfum Apaisant, (maybe also the weirdest name - wow, what a mouthful !!!). I have a love/hate thing with this.

    For a long time it was also Nahema. It took me...
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    Audace - Rochas ?

    Is this another masterpiece from Rochas ?
    Reading the glowing reviews both here and on fragrantica one would think so...
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    Braggi, Macho and Griffi...

    I find these to be interesting throwbacks to the 70's.
    Interested to know your views.
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    Re: Vintage Joop! FEMME Strange Bottle?

    I only know the crescent/ semi-circular flacon. It could be a counterfeit/copy (?). You could email Joop! in Germany with a photo. It would be interesting to know what they say.
  17. Thread: Monsieur Lubin !

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    Re: Monsieur Lubin !

    It would be great if we could meet up for a short chat and I could give you a few samples which I think may be of interest to you ! PM me if you would like to meet up.
  18. Thread: Monsieur Lubin !

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    Re: Monsieur Lubin !

    I bought it many, many years ago hednic, so I can't honestly remember. I think it was in a small perfumery in France - not online.
    I know it is very rare, but it may be worth searching online...
  19. Thread: Monsieur Lubin !

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    Monsieur Lubin !

    After many years I decided to revisit Monsieur Lubin.
    I had forgotten just how incredible this is.

    Notes are : Sandalwood, Cederwood, Leather, Ambergris.

    It is stunning. Release year was 1955....
  20. Is Rochas Possibly The House With The Most Consistent High Releases ?

    They seem to me, (personally) to have an amazing track record regarding both male and female release successes.

    Male: Globe / Eau de Rochas Homme / Reflets d'Eau pour Homme / Lui / Macassar /...
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    Re: Guerlain - HERITAGE - Eau de Toilette ?

    Your answer has nothing to do with the question I posed... so you are not able to answer the question.
  22. Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Your Views Please ?

    I tried one from the range called 'Rose de Petra' and I'm impressed. It's quite a bizarre mix of rose and spices, (to my nose predominantly cumin). It works really well and sillage/ longevity are...
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    Gucci Pour Homme II ?

    Hoping to start a discussion about this one.
    I remember trying it when it first came out, but like others I was besotted by the earlier Gucci Pour Homme, heavy hitting 'cedarwood bomb' and of...
  24. Re: Guerlain Coriolan - Masterpiece or Odd Man Out ?

    Does anyone else find a similarity to Zanzibar from Van Cleef ?
  25. Is Anyone Familiar With Gucci Rush II ?...I need some advice please.

    I found a boxed tester of this and decided to buy it because it was discontinued and I seem to remember a lot of people liking it, (?).
    It is a full, unused tester protected from light. When I...
  26. Guerlain Coriolan - Masterpiece or Odd Man Out ?

    I personally find the opening amazing, but either ther are serious issues with longevity, (possibly the reason Guerlain discontinued this one?) or my nose becomes very quickly immune to the smell....
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    Re: Parfum Sacre - A Modern Masterpiece !

    Wow ! Thanks for the link. This is an excellent thread with wonderful photo's.
    I only have experience with the black and gold box edp and the cylindrical purple flacons. I find all of these to be...
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    Parfum Sacre - A Modern Masterpiece !

    I revisited this recently and had forgotten how stunning it is.
    I'm not sure how this has been affected by reformulations... any comments ?

    To me it's one of a handful of relatively modern...
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    Re: Facebook Perfume Selling Groups...?

    I have been doing this all the time. I always post under 'discussion' rather than starting an official sales post. It didn't work today, so they've obviously cottoned on to that. I didn' realise, but...
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    Re: Facebook Perfume Selling Groups...?

    I believe it is LVMH behind this. My post regarding Caron is still visable, but the Guerlain post has been removed.
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    Facebook Perfume Selling Groups...?

    I've been a member of several groups for selling and swapping perfumes for some time now and everything has worked smoothly.

    Today I posted some vintage Guerlains and Carons I was selling,...
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    Re: Zadig & Voltaire - For Him !

    How similar would you say this is to Just Rock ? I ask because I've read a lot of comments about them being very similar. Now that Iv'e fallen for this one I can't wait to try Just Rock.
    Thanks for...
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    Zadig & Voltaire - For Him !

    WoW !!!
    I bought this last week and I'm really loving it. It's simplicity is beautiful in the same way of Tobacco Vanille. The balance of woods, (I get cedarwood rather than the listed note of...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Tuberose

    My favourite tuberose is Blonde from Versace. It has really become a forgotten fragrance, (probably because it was discontinued several years ago).
    Anyone curious about it should look it up on the...
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    What's Happening To Caron ?

    On a recent visit to Berlins crowning luxury department store, (the famous Ka De We) I was shocked to find out that they no longer have a counter for Caron and no longer carry Caron perfumes. The...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    First wearing. Two sprays to the neck, two hours later...
    Really enjoying this fragrance. Excellent sillage and so far the longevity is holding up well.
    This is definitely not an aquatic. There is...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    I bought this a few days ago, but haven't had a chance to test it so far.
    I will report back when I have given it a wearing.
  38. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    I tried this yesterday at the airport.
    I have to say that as a 'perfume' it is extremely weak. It lasted for minutes then seemed to vanish completely...
    To my nose it has a dominant pineapple note...
  39. Re: Missoni launch new men's scent: Missoni Parfum pour Home

    Tried this yesterday at the airport. For a 'perfume' it's extremely weak !!! To my nose it hase a definite pineapple note similar to Aventus, but the fragrance vanishes after a few minutes !
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    Poll: Nahema vs Rose Barbare ?

    Which is your favourite ?

    Re Nahema, how does the current version compare to the vintage ?
    ...and how does the discontinued extrait compare to the vintage edt/edp ?
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    Re: Your Favourite Designer Brand Rose ?

    Thanks to everyone for your posts. A lot of love for Stella, (but here in France it is non-existent !!!) I have never seen any shops that stock it, so it would have to be an online blind buy.
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    Your Favourite Designer Brand Rose ?

    Designer mainstream brand fragrances only. No niche please.

    Limited editions and flankers are allowed. Preferably rose dominated fragrances.
    I have tried the quite a few, but I'm still looking,...
  43. Which British/American Classic Brand For Sandalwood / Rose-Geranium Fragrances ?

    I'm visiting a specialsit shop for 'anglo-american' brands including, Harris/ Trumper/ Taylor etc...
    I'm mainly interested in all things sandalwood and the classic geranium-rose combo.

    Very...
  44. Re: Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Thanks so much. Sounds like a different/interesting version of Samsara ! I will definitely get it.
  45. Re: Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Sorry, I guess I did not clarify clearly enough. 'Little known gems' would have been better than 'rare'...

    Here's one example/ tip from me.

    Copains,(mens) (black box with metalic arch on the...
  46. Re: Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Thanks for sharing !
    Which websites/ perfumeries ?
  47. Rare Discontinued Fragrances That Can Still Be Found For Sensible Prices Online !

    Please post here if you see any discontinued stuff, (ONLY discontinued please) still available at a good price. Available at online shops or popular high street perfumery chains etc.
    Can also...
  48. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    It's easy guys. Just look back. Don't look forward. Macho from Faberge will fulfil all of your wishes. 70's throwback that will enhance any level of masculinity.
    The bottle's even shaped like a...
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    Re: What is the best Masculine Fig Fragrance?

    Good Life for Men (Davidoff), followed by Salvatore Ferragamo pour Homme.
  50. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    Nothing beats an exceptional fragrance. Be it masculine, feminine or unisex.

    Tabac Blond
    L'Heure Bleue
    Tabu
    Pino Sylvestre Green Generation, (unisex)
  51. Re: Why do I get the feeling HYPER masculine scents are going to be big in 2020's decade ?

    This is exactly what I'm talking about.
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    Thanks for your post. It does seem ironic that the member is wearing womens fragrances himself. So he belongs to the 'one-of-very-few' group too.
    Please do send me a private message regarding the...
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    In a recent particular thread I started, a member, (who shall remain nameless) said, "you are one of the-very-few who wears feminines". It doesn't bother me what people say generally, but this...
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    Sorry I offended you. I can't imagine I wrote a thread using the words whore/drunken whore !!! Please let me know which thread and I will delete it !
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I had never heard of this guy until now. I watched one of his videos on youtube, (I think it was a top ten review). He was twirling around and punching the air and clicking his fingers. It all seemed...
  56. Re: Perfumes you own that go AGAINST your usual sensibilities or scruples.

    Generally I'm 'anti aquatic'... but someone insisted I try Aquawoman, (Rochas)....the driest aquatic known to mankind ! ...
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    To be honest it FCUKING annoys me that houses/fragrances that are so expensive have the nerve to charge $10 + postage for a miniscule 0,5 ml sample.
    At this point the trust is lost for me.
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    The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    As a male member of basenotes does it matter what I wear ?...does it matter if it happens to be a female fragrance ? Does it matter if a female likes to wear Le Male ?...(a close female friend of...
  59. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Agree. Iv'e been a member for many years. Basenotes never used to be like this. What's going on ?
  60. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Please keep votes coming, (but only those who have not so far voted).
    Remember, you are only allowed one vote.

    I did a count already, please scroll up to find it. A final count will be done on...
  61. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    I understand badarun, but I'm particularly interested to know which mens releases are the favourites...and also how many guys prefer Guerlains womens releases as their favourite to wear, (I recently...
  62. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    ...'and the winner is'...(so far) ...
  63. Re: Basenotes is the no1 Perfume Community !!!...which is your second favourite ?

    Hi Sea Roses !
    Because you are a 'basenotes plus' member I think you can write reviews directly without having to wait for them to be vetted and to appear later, (on fragrantica any member can write...
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    Re: Michel C. Bergerac

    Yes. How did you guess ?...lol !
  65. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    I'd never heard about this, so googled. LOL !... apparently this tree is the 3rd most popular in North America and planted eveywhere.
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    Michel C. Bergerac

    I discovered a perfume called Amative by Bergerac today, (very heady - akin to the original formula Soir de Paris, but based around Mimosa rather than violet).
    After some research I found 6 perfumes...
  67. Re: Royall Lyme vs. Geo F. Trumper Extract of West Indian Limes for best old-school lime cologne spl

    I don't know if West Indian Lime from Crabtree & Evelyn is still in production, (if so hopefully not reformulated). It is wonderful and very highly rated on the fragrantica website.
    I got through...
  68. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    The thread here is really about how humans perceive the smell of themselves, (also in a sexual context). I think natural animal smells/perfumes is a whole other,(fascinating) topic and warrents it's...
  69. Re: Help Me Identifyi The Perfumes In The Photo-Part II

    The fragrance on the top left hand corner could be a Dior, (the amphore flacon).
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    Fleamarket Finds !

    I thought it would be fun to start a thread for those of us who like to explore fleamarkets, looking for older perfumes.

    Today I bought an unusual tester bottle of Alchimie from Rochas. The flacon...
  71. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    I find this these remarks very offensive. As always with certain religions they assume that "god" created humans to be of higher importance than animals. I peronally do not believe this. I also...
  72. Re: Basenotes is the no1 Perfume Community !!!...which is your second favourite ?

    Thanks for your views/posts.
    I've been on basenotes, posting for many years as you can see. But like others do, I use fragrantica for the reviews. I wish it was possible to write instant reviews on...
  73. Basenotes is the no1 Perfume Community !!!...which is your second favourite ?

    I'm sure most basenoters are loyal fans, but we all hangout sometimes on the 'other' communities.
    Which is your second favourite fragrance website and why ?

    Is it fragrantica/ parfumo/ makeup...
  74. Jean-Charles Castelbajac - BEAUTIFUL DAY - (Maurice Roucel) A Masterpiece.

    Not to be confused with the perfume of the same name from Bath and Body Works.

    This 2017 release is very elusive. At the moment it is only carried by Marionnaud perfumeries (here in France) and...
  75. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    What I'm trying to get at is the fact that humans must be the only mammals who have such an olfactory negativity with themselves and their fellows. ...
  76. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    This is a great post because it brings home the absurdity of this planet and the state of modern "civilization". Violence seen as nothing special and shown day and night on all the tv channels...and...
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    Re: Current Guerlain Vetiver?

    Not a patch on the vintage releases. Search them out on ebay etc. I don't think they are so much more expensive (?)
    The new stuff is sterile/shalow. The older formula has a narcotic, 'chemistry lab'...
  78. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    It's a really hard choice for me to pick one, but it would have to be Heritage, (vintage).
    I also really love and wear Insolence and L'Heure Bleue. These two are very special to me.
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    Re: Police - How Do You Rate This Brand ?

    Thanks for your views.
    Definitely a steer-clear from me after your posts !
  80. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    Well...I'm a male, so I think I know.
  81. Re: The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    I don't have a specific question. I just want to open a dialogue regarding this aspect of smell/perfume which is rarely mentioned.
  82. The Perfume Of Sex...ultimate taboo...the human body...?

    An uncomfortable subject for many, but worth discussion nevertheless.
    Many are shocked and repulsed by Secretions Magnifique and the connection to sperm - and I believe there is also a fragrance...
  83. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Thanks for your post ! Negative criticism is just as important as praise. Personally, I am underwhelmed by many of the newer offerings and reformulations from Guerlain.
  84. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Vintage or current ?
  85. Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    Because Guerlain has so many releases it was impossible for me to set up a graph-poll, (because the maximum is 20 choices) but please treat this as a poll.

    This means one choice only. Your...
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    Re: Jeanne Saudet Kizo/Kito (?) Extrait

    Thanks for sharing the photo ! My flacon is more akin to the Lanvin extrait flacons.
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    Your Take On Amber ?

    Personally I've always had a bit of an issue with amber. Until recently I would have said it was my least favourite note.
    That was until I discovered Amber from Molinard. A bright shiny optimistic...
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    Re: Kipling - weil your views please !

    It's a sleeper. Very special. As is the house Weil.
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    Re: Jeanne Saudet Kizo/Kito (?) Extrait

    Hi Martin, the flacon looks old...from the 20's ?...it's square just like the old Lanvin extrait flacons, with square glass stopper. The extrait is very dark, but still smells good. It's a very rich,...
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    Police - How Do You Rate This Brand ?

    ...and which ones would you recommend to try ?
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    Re: Jeanne Saudet Kizo/Kito (?) Extrait

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    Thanks for your interest. I would love to do that, but I am really not good with anything 'computer technical'. I can upload photo's onto my desktop, but can you please explain how I get them from...
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    Jeanne Saudet Kizo/Kito (?) Extrait

    Bought a 30 ml flacon of this today on the flea market. I can't find any info on the house or perfume. It's difficult to read the name of the pefume it's either Kizo or Kito, but the writing is in...
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    Re: Parfums de Marly - How Do You Rate This House ?

    Thanks for your posts. I got it wrong regarding Layton Exclusif...it's actually Layton. Judging by the prominent coffee note in Exclusif I think I would actually prefer Layton. I will try to obtain...
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    Re: Monsieur Guerlain - Help Please...

    Thanks for the link !
  95. Jean-Charles Castelbajac - BEAUTIFUL DAY - (Maurice Roucel) A Masterpiece !!!

    Not to be confused with the perfume of the same name from Bath and Body Works.

    This 2017 release is very elusive. At the moment it is only carried by Marionnaud perfumeries (here in France) and is...
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    Poll: Re: New Poll - Most Divisive Male Scent of All-time

    A*men and Secretions Magnifiques are perhaps contenders (?)...divisive from the word go.
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    Poll: Re: New Poll - Most Divisive Male Scent of All-time

    haha !!!
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    Monsieur Guerlain - Help Please...

    Since I discovered a gigantic, (66oz) (nearly 2 litres !) flacon of Heritage from Guerlain - yes it is authentic, (there's a sticker on the bottom of the flacon including some sort of code) I have...
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    Poll: Re: New Poll - Most Divisive Male Scent of All-time

    I agree with you, but I'm personally not so sure that Kouros is loved by hobbyists. Here on basenotes it seems to be very controversial.

    The real tricky thing is that with all this 'butchering' of...
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    Poll: Re: New Poll - Most Divisive Male Scent of All-time

    I'm wondering if there's a generation gap involved regarding Kouros ? I remember clearly when it was first released almost 40 years ago and to be honest there wasn't any particular fuss about it....
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