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    Re: Thoughts on Ortigia?

    I've visited store in Florence and enjoyed a lot. Saleslady was very kind and helpful.

    Brand has numerous fragrance and very richly supported with grooming products.

    I've liked Ambra Nera and...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    If you like GIT and can easily afford it, buy it. Just don't expect miracles because it is expensive, it is just a very nice smell, that's it.
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    Re: Voleur de Roses - sweetness and plum ?

    If we consider the rose note, it is somewhat similar to Tom Ford PF Noir de Noir.
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    Sigilli fragrances

    Hi guys, what do you think of this Italian niche house, any experiences?

    Some samples are on the way but i'd like to hear comments
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    Re: Worst Niche Line And Why ?

    Byredo, ELdO and Tauer. I haven't found a single one bottleworthy in their series and rest assured I've tested at least 90% of them.
  6. Re: Zara silver for him - Which known brand smells like it????

    Oops sorry then. No idea on this one.
  7. Re: Zara silver for him - Which known brand smells like it????

    I think Zara Silver is very similar to Abercrombie Fierce and Chanel Platinium Egoiste
  8. Re: Jardin D'Amalfi (my impression of Creed's exclusive)

    I really liked it a lot but if i don't have any drastic change in my finances, i'd never pay that much money for one fragrance. very expensive even for creed, those royal exclusives. (here, the RE...
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    Re: Your 10 Modern Masterpieces?

    Puredistance M
    Lumiere Noire
    Invasion Barbare
    Dior Homme/Intense
    31 Rue Cambon
    Tobacco Vanille
    Sycomore
    HdP 1725
    Jubilation XXV
    Bond NY Amber
  10. Re: Cologne experts what cologne smells like watermelon all day long

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    Millesime Imperial, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Hermes Mousson

    20053

    I couldn't find a proper one yet. Maybe CH Chic.
  11. Thread: Top 10 Cheapies!

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    Re: Top 10 Cheapies!

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Curve Soul
    Davidoff Cool Water
    Ferre Bergamotto Marino
    Grey Flannel
    Jacomo de Jacomo Rouge
    Montana Homme
    R de Revillon
    Ungaro III
    Zirh Ikon
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    Re: No love for YSL Libre?

    It's refreshing and likeable but was very, very weak on me. Both longevity and projection.
  13. Thread: Rose 31

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    Re: Rose 31

    I do not get a lot of rose from this one to call it a "rose" fragrance, which is also OK for me because I wouldn't like that. Mosst is about slight florals, (cedar) heavy iso, and some musks. A...
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    Re: Fragrances For Her, Worn By Him

    I have and wear Shalimar, Mitsouko, Cuir de Lancome, Narciso Rodriguez Musc, Sycomore. And up to buy 31 Rue Cambon.
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    A more natural Eau d'Iparie

    Hi guys, I like the smell of L'Occitane's Iparie a lot, but I think something synthetic stings my nose in that one, especially in middle notes. Could you make some suggestions like Iparie, but more...
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    Re: Nez a Nez Questions

    I hated Marron Chic and washed it off of my hand asap. I had very high hopes for it for the chestnut/marron glacée smell, but it turned out to be a scrubber for me.

    I found the THE marron glacée...
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    Re: TF Tobacco Vanille- alternatives please

    You can try V&R Spicebomb.
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    Re: Armani Privé Vétiver Babylone

    Its vetiver smells like Paul Smith Story. Sadly discontinued, Story is much better than this one. Vetiver Babylon is nice but boring, ended up selling my bottle after using up about 10 ml.
  19. Re: What chocolate-based cologne has gotten you the most female compliments?

    Though I do not consider it as a decent fragrance, Montale's Chocolate Greedy never fails to draw that kind of attention.
  20. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    Diptyque has very nice fragrances, hard to choose but I'd go for Eau Duelle, closely followed by Tam Dao, honorary mention is l'Eau de l'Eau.
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    Re: Parfums de Marly Herod

    I have a 15 ml decant of Herod and for starters, it is good. As you can already guess from the notes etc, it is a semi spicy, sweet fragrance. It has the vibe of Eau des Baux, Tobacco Vanille and...
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    Re: Anyone else like Nuit Etoilee?

    I was very close to buying it, I had the bottle in one hand and my nose buried in my hand where it was sprayed, walking to the counter close. To me, it smells like a cold breeze, minty, herbal fresh...
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    Re: Scent Intense - Costume National

    I've received the "sweat" comment from many people.
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    1. A Signature Scent: Dior Homme Intense, HdP 1725
    2. A Work Scent: Green Irish Tweed, Eau Duelle
    3. A Going Out Scent : Jaipur EdP, Givenchy Pi
    4. Close Encounter/Intimate Scent: Safran...
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    Re: VIW or Coney Island?

    I have both and enjoy them in spring/summer, but if i had to pick one, it'd be VIW.
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - Safe for Work?

    What this man says. I wear it for office, and I'm one of those "safe" fragrances guy. Just one spray under the shirt and I usually layer it with a sweet fragrance -try layering this with one spray...
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    Re: Whats everyones favorite By Kilian fragrance?

    Cruel Intentions
    Straight to Heaven
    Back to Black
    Prelude to Love
    Love
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    Re: What's your favourite vetiver?

    I love Sycomore. Sel de Vetiver is very close though
  29. Thread: Best of Montale

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    Re: Best of Montale

    I like Red Vetiver, Black Musk, Wood & Spices, Mango Manga and Pure Gold
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    Re: Anyone try Heeley perfumes?

    I happily own Heeley Sel Marin and imo it's one of the best aquatics available. Just smells like the name advertises.

    I tried ;

    Heeley Cardinal - Unbearable church incense for me
    Heeley Menthe...
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    Re: What are your Top Ten Fragrances?

    Cruel Intentions by Kilian
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Aventus
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Chanel Sycomore
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Frapin l'Humaniste
    TDC Sel de Vetiver
    Mona...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Green Irish Tweed
    Virgin Island Water
    Sycomore
    Sel de Vetiver
    Bond no.9 ILNY for all
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    Re: Holy Grail Citrus Award

    Frapin l'Humaniste, Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune and Les Nuits d'Hadrien are staple citrusy fragrances in my wardrobe.
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    Re: What is Your Favorite Minimalist Scent?

    Count me in.
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    Re: Chanel Sycomore - Longevity and projection?

    Totally. I get a very beautiful hazelnut vibe, and wouldn't like to smell Sycomore on a woman, I think it is manly.
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    Re: Chanel Sycomore - Longevity and projection?

    Excellent longevity & projection with me,I love also the way it smells, so 200 ml here I am.
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    Re: Puredistance M vs. Amouage Reflection Man

    Puredistance M is one of the greatest fragrances available, I like it much more than Reflection, but since you love it, and I think it may suit better with your age.
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    Re: Transparent radiance

    Definitely. I'd also like to add Rose31 and CdG 2MAN on your try list.
  39. Re: Anyone noticed a similarity between Creed Virgin Island Water and..

    Yeah they both have coconut, but Marc Jacobs' is milky and contains much fig imo, that's where they are separated.
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    Re: Mixing two fragrances in one decant.

    Perhaps you should quit being a sarcastic snob and respect people's thoughts, eh?
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    Re: Mixing two fragrances in one decant.

    When sometimes I "feel" that some two fragrances would go nice with each other. Latest discovery Dior Homme COLOGNE + Miller Harris La Pluie mixed 60-40 = magic
  42. Re: Please compare Tobacco Vanille to Mona di Orios Vanille fragrances

    Mona's Vanille is far more better and wearable than Tobacco Vanille imo.
  43. Thread: Erolfa!

    by leto
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    Re: Erolfa!

    Nice but very pricey for an aquatic. I would gladly pay about 130-140 usd for a 4.oz though. Those who have access to dependable Creed gray market are lucky.
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    Re: Whats up with Mancera?

    Harvey Nichols Istanbul sells Montale collection together with Mancera, what a coincidence :) The fragrances, the fonts, "Pierre Mancera" lol , it is impossible not to see that these two are related....
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    Re: La Nuit de L'Homme- terrible?

    Same thing for me, hated and sold off.
  46. Thread: RIP Montale?

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    Re: RIP Montale?

    Hi, you can find them in the Kanyon Shopping Center in Levent. The company also owns stores called Brandroom in Nisantasi and Anatolian side (Bagdat Avenue) as well.
  47. Thread: RIP Montale?

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    Re: RIP Montale?

    Harvey Nichols Istanbul received a collection of Montale recently. 24 fragrances are available here.
  48. Thread: Watch out...

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    Re: Watch out...

    This
  49. Re: Which is sexier - Dior Homme Intense or Tom Ford's Noir de Noir?

    Many pople can not stand the rose-oud combo of Noir de Noir, and for average Joe or Jane, NdN is not a good decision, DHI all the way.
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    Re: LIDGE vs Pardon Redundant?

    Used up a bottle of LIDGE and a sample of Pardon. I do see their similarities but shouldn't be considered as substitutes of each other.
  51. Re: Most Disappointing Fragrance(s) So Far This Year....

    Amouage Interlude, Tom Ford Noir and Kilian Asian tales.
  52. Re: Best "Cold night" or nighttime wardrobe Scent that turns heads...

    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum would seal the deal.
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    Re: Convince me not to buy 'Noir de Noir' !

    A 10 ml split would last long, I wouldn't recommend a full bottle. NdN is very strong and tends to be boring&feminine after some time. However if you don't have any rose-oud combinations in your...
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    Re: Thoughts on Creed Himalaya?

    It is clean and soapy and I would take Himalaya over SMW any given day. I can see the comparisons with Paco Rabanne XS and I think people who compare are right, however Himalaya is hands down...
  55. Thread: Vanilla-y scents

    by leto
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    Re: Vanilla-y scents

    Mona di Orio Vanille is the best one I've smelled. Diptyque Eau Duelle is great as well.
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    Re: Voyage D'hermes. Boozy?

    From the usual EdT version? No, not at all.
  57. Re: which one do you prefer among Back to Black, Cologne pour le Soir, Absolue pour le Soir?

    AplS is indeed a bold fragrance, a remark. It settles down nicely after a few hours but Cologne version is the more wearable/ versatile one. I prefer the cologne version since it is generally warm...
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    Re: Best oud for summer??

    I'd also like to add the two Byredos. Oud Immortel and Accord Oud
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    Re: Creed Jardin d’Amalfi - It's Gorgeous!

    Wow I should exploit this great deal :D
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    Re: Creed Jardin d’Amalfi - It's Gorgeous!

    I really like it. Too bad it is sold in a quite unapproachable method (except splits), both very pricey and 250 ml.
  61. Re: Any weak fragrance that literally smells close to nothing?

    Kenzo Air, Acca Kappa 1869, VC&A Cologne Noire first come to mind
  62. Re: Can anyone suggest an "Aftershavey" or Aftershave-like cologne?

    Safari, Polo Sport, Ungaro III comes to mind
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    Re: Why do people want to smell like detergent?

    I read this somewhere, most probably from a fragrance blogger from basenotes, roughly saying "anglo-saxon culture adores clean-fresh smelling fragrances thus saying -i'm clean, you can approach me-,...
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    Re: Best way to get compliments with your frag?

    Just keep malignant people away from your life, really.
  65. Re: Imagine starting a wardrobe : Pls, make a choice of your first 6 ( six ) fragances

    Le Labo Rose 31
    Creed Green Irish Tweed
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Creed Aventus
    By Kilian Cruel Intentions
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    here are my beauties, i love each and every one :)

    http://i50.tinypic.com/1zwzy15.jpg
    http://i45.tinypic.com/jk94wl.jpg
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    Re: Aventus Dissapointment

    I've a decant of Aventus which smells fantastic, with the batch no of S01 something, and in the mall recently I tried the newest batch that arrived there, and really it was just another fragrance. It...
  68. Re: If you could only own 1 Bottle from BOND No.9 Which one would it be?

    I love Wall Street but since I can easily replace it with Creed's MI, I must say that my current one bottle favorite to name in this thread is I love New York for All, mesmerizing fragrance indeed.
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    Re: Penhaligon's fragrances

    Artemisia is a great fragrance. It is marketed as female, but totally unisex imo.
  70. Thread: Which By Kilian?

    by leto
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    Re: Which By Kilian?

    This indeed. I've tried all the line and I'd prefer these three.

    For a personal ranking, Cruel Intentions>Straight to Heaven>Back to Black
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    Re: Female fragrances that really should be men's...

    Byredo - Bal d'Afrique
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    Re: Riverside Drive = Nuit De L'Homme?

    I don't see a connection between them. Riverside Drive can be connected with Aventus and Curve though, with the pineapple vibe.
  73. Re: So how many of you have bought more than one By Killian fragrance?

    I love Kilian fragrances but unless i am not extremely drunk or filthy rich one day, I would never buy full bottles. Juice is important for me.

    I happily own refills of Straight to Heaven, Cruel...
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    Re: Creed Original Vetiver Recommend?

    Trust me I am one of those guys who HATES perfumes that you can even remotely connotate with "smell like my 68 year old grandfather" type

    I have a bottle of OV and I enjoy it, according to your...
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    Re: Creed vs Bond No.9

    Though there are some Bonds that I adore, I find Creed's offerings more versatile and appealing (the batch issue bugs me though)
  76. Thread: Bond No 9 scents

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    Re: Bond No 9 scents

    I like Wall Street (summer favorite) and I love NY for all (sweet but not in your face, a nice chestnut&cocoa)
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    Re: francis kurkdjian absolue pour le matin

    I adore Mr.Kurkdjian's work and I was very excited when a new niche fragrance store started in Istanbul and imported MFK fragrances into Turkey.

    After having them tried with official samples and...
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    Re: Istanbul Perfume shopping

    Yes, one of owners is an ISIPCA graduate and they are both perfume aficionados. Nice store and they carry good brands. Got meself a bottle of Acca Kappa 1869 and I enjoy it :)
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    Re: What are your Top 5 Bond no. 9....

    New York Amber
    Signature
    Wall Street
    Andy Warhol Success is a JiNY
    I Love NY for All
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    Re: Unexpected compliments - Bond New York Oud

    I received an unexpected compliment for this from an unexpected person: myself.

    After having it sprayed on, I was totally disgusted with the smell, but about 8 hours later it smelled heavenly and...
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    Re: "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind - anyone read it?

    Ditto! Loved the movie as well.
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    Re: APOM = Reflection. Exactly.

    I own full bottles of both, and feel no similarity at all.
  83. Re: Strawberry.net ground something off my bottle - whats up?

    About almost a year ago, strawberrynet had a huge discount on this fragrance and me&my friends bought some bottles. Every bottle that we received was like yours.

    I think it has something to do...
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    Re: Best Bond no9 for men?

    Totally agree.
  85. Re: Romeo Gigli Man.. is it compariable to anything?

    This is very resembling to Paul Smith Story mate.
  86. Re: Is Dior Homme a good daily wear fragrance for fall?

    Of course, why not? DH is a really good fragrance for cooler months.
  87. Thread: Online Shopping

    by leto
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    Re: where to find cheap frags?

    Scentmonkey is grrrreat
  88. Re: what is your longest lasting cologne at least 10+ hrs?

    Costume National Homme and all Montales
  89. Re: Is it too much to ask for Musc Ravageur for under $200?

    You may buy the 50 ml bottle for about 150 bucks or look for a decant. It is a quite strong fragrance, so a decant may suit.
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    Re: Niche top 5 for $150 or less?

    I'd reccomend you some PdNs and CdGs and Villoresis but hey, why don't you hold the reins and save up more, to afford the perfumes that you really love, like MR you've mentioned?
  91. Thread: Amouage

    by leto
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    Re: Amouage

    It's just a matter of personal income imho. If you can spend +200 bucks for a 100 ml bottle, and that would not hurt your purse, go for it, they are great fragrances.

    I've sampled nearly all of...
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    Re: amouage jubilation xxv

    You may also try Costume National Homme
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Top 5 Faves

    Ouarzazate
    Vettiveru
    Sherbet Cinnamon
    CDG2
    Guerilla 2

    In no particular order
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    Re: Leather Holy Grail, have you found it yet ?

    Well, would nobody mention Montale Aoud Leather ? :=)
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    Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    Nice argument but here is a supposedly out of the box advise:) buy 100 ml bottles with a friend then split
  96. Re: Perfumophiles: Do you ever step back and question yourself....

    It's nice to have a hobby and meet new people sharing it. If you have enough disposable income, no worries then. Previously I paid tons for comics and figurines, now it's diverted to fragrances ^_^
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    Re: Istanbul Perfume shopping

    Dariushka, Brandroom is owned by Demsa Group, which also runs Harvey Nichols, so it should have what HN has.
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    Re: What is the best Bvlgari fragrance?

    Out of all I've tried (almost all), Bulgari Aqua. really:)
  99. Thread: Clubbing scents

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    Re: Clubbing scents

    Should be a sillage monster to stand out among tons of people I think.
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    Re: Perfume Lovers and Perfume Nerds

    I sometimes see the notion that disliking and over-criticising perfumes is the new cool thing among some perfume (so-called?) enthusiasts. I agree with saripatates, everything should be enjoyed in...
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