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    Re: Rate Your Favorite Guerlain Fragrances.

    La Petite Robe Noire EDP
    Shalimar EDP
    L'Instant Extreme
    Shalimar Parfum Initial
    Habit Rouge Dress Code
    Vetiver (The new version)

    Now I think I have a strange taste.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    Loewe Solo
    Hanae Mori HM EDP - tried it not too long ago and was blown away. never expect something this good for such price.
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    Re: First frag purchase of 2018?

    I forgot Lush just open a shop near me. Might go grab a bottle of Breath of God.
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    Re: Off the Beaten Path Fragrance

    Gucci Guilty Absolute is a solid release. Try Imaginary Authors Saint Julep to see if you like it.
  5. Re: Staple Fragrances Every Man Should Have In Their Wardrobe.

    I don't think there are any with 'must have' more like 'must try and see if you gonna like it because most people like it'.

    I think what we all need is to find those fragrances which suit your...
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    Re: First frag purchase of 2018?

    A sample haul and maybe Montale Red Vetyver, A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue (Again? I finished 2 bottles and I will buy it again???) maybe I should settle my thoughts on Heeley Sel...
  7. Re: L'Occitane Eau Des Baux (Eav des Bavx) EDT to be discontinued ...

    So it is going to be discontinued the 10 times already? I think I should panic again I guess.

    Heard this news way too many times. I NEED a tangible evidence to believe this once again.
  8. Re: Five 5-star scents from the last five years ....

    Thanks for the list guys! I'm going to do a sample haul next year and this thread will be my reference.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Took my girlfriend to sniff YSL Black Opium yesterday and she really likes it. I didn't plan on buying or sniffing anything but something tickles my nose when I see the original Opium bottle so I...
  10. Re: NEW: Yohji Yamamoto - I'm not going to disturb you Homme!

    The notes strike me as a spicy-fresh fragrance with a dark dry down and you just smashed my imagination down like nothing. Now I need to try it, but I think I'll have to wait half year for this to...
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    Re: Unsweet formal and classy perfume for men

    Bvlgari Man in Black is a good designer pepper fragrance. Very dark and classy with very good performance.
  12. Re: John Varvatos Dark Rebel And Dark Rebel Rider?

    I prefer Dark Rebel over Rider. And yes, there's nothing like it afaik.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2017

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one!
  14. Re: What usually happens when you move up to Parfum in your experience?

    The composition changed, wears closer to the skin, lasts longer.

    But most of them will smell quite similar. But yeah most of Parfum versions will emphasize on base notes. Most of the top notes...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2017

    Boucheron pour Homme

    I never appreciated classic scent when I first start off my fragrance journey. And today I bought one of the classics.

    25bucks for 50ml even it's 2014 formulation it is...
  16. Re: A cowboy in SF...separating the men from the hipsters. Rec's please

    Way to go ! Now I'll patiently wait for reviews.
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    NEW : Imaginary Authors - Whispered Myths

    71874

    When the long hours Azzam Issa pulls at his family’s bakery begin to interfere with his day-job as a security guard at The Louvre things turn bizarre. Angelic creatures move from one...
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    Re: CDG "Andy Warhol's You're In"

    Now that's a release I am excited about. Thanks for the news.
  19. Re: A cowboy in SF...separating the men from the hipsters. Rec's please

    I think you could pull The Cobra and Canary by Imaginary Authors off easily
    Maybe Knize Ten?
    And +1 on Tauer's Lonestar Memories
    + 1 on Yatagan
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    Re: Incense based fragrance

    Rundhalz - 03 Apr 1968 maybe?
  21. Poll: Re: Which one of these fragrances is worth buying ?

    Discounter site price : La Nuit de L'Homme
    Lower than discounter site price : The One, CH Men Prive
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    Re: 1:1 meeting with a VP, what *should* I wear?

    GIT of course.
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    Re: September challenge (w 36)

    And when you need something special for that day of the week. You'll be like "And now I have to wear this every day this week". Yup, I have done it before, and it doesn't work for me.
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    Re: Looking for Cinnamon based fragrance

    Cinnamon and office don't really go well together. The only ones I see you could be wearing to office are Hanae Mori HiM and Jaipur Homme but still, they're spicy.
  25. Re: Seeking input on new frag purchases, from Jub XXV fans

    Pretty linear but heavy : Costume National Homme
    +1 CdG Sequoia
  26. Re: Frags simialr to Terre D'Hermes: Citrus/Woody/Sharp/Dirty?

    +1 Red Vetyver
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    Re: is dior homme still worth it

    Current reformulation is still worth it. Iris is toned down, more cacao. But it is still great. I still prefer it over DHI.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Just got another backup bottle of Dior Homme, Silver stem batch 2Y02 ~2012ish, the batch before becoming black stem, for roughly ~$30.

    Just the price alone is great enough and to get the silver...
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    Re: Next purchase (3 choices)

    Have you ever smelled TdH Eau Tres Fraiche? That one, with Dior Homme, yummy.
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    Re: What're your top 5 Niche Compliment Getters?

    Fresh and clean scents do get a lot more compliments.

    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
    A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    YSL L'Homme Libre
    Gianfranco Ferre Bergamotto Marino
    Dior Sauvage...
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    Re: Alternaitves to Frapin L'Humaniste

    I find Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant 's drydown is quite similar to the L'Humaniste dry down but with more pronounced lime. The opening is very different though, no gin on CE.

    Mancera Lemon Line...
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    Re: Ever use up a whole bottle of a fragrance?

    2 bottles of YSL L'Homme Libre
    1 bottle of A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue
    1 bottle of Guerlain Vetiver (Vintage), use as room spray as it lasts so damn long a smell so good (sorry!)

    Those...
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    Re: Apple as the predominant top note

    Baldessarini Ambre

    Smells in the same way as Boss Bottled but with more leather.
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    Re: If you could have just 1 fragrance...

    Jubilation XXV

    People might die around me in the summer where I live though.
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    Re: Why I Have Stopped Over Spraying

    One rule I live by, if a fragrance is weak and needs more than 4 sprays, spray 3 on the body and 1 on clothes instead of going for 5 sprays on the body.

    It does make the fragrance live a lot...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I just kinda blind bought Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EDP, ordered Ideal Cologne and somehow they put the wrong one in the mail.
    They let me keep the bottle and will send me another bottle of Ideal...
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    Re: Ateler vs Guerlain vs Penhaligon vs Dyptique

    Atelier is great at citruses, not much anything else (except Gold Leather, that one is just ... umph!) They focus on bringing classic styled cologne scent to the modern market. Try their citruses and...
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    Re: Give it a few more wearings...

    You have to understand that a lot of people do not need to think a fragrance smells good to appreciate them.

    Have you ever set your nose on Invasion Barbare? I hate the smell of it because I'm...
  39. Re: A few I've tried recently and my personal thoughts on them..

    I love the way you describe your experience. So much fun to read. More please?
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    Re: Looking for a salty ocean/sea scent.

    +1 Sel de Vetiver
    Xerjoff 40 Knots
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    Re: How leathery are you willing to get ?

    I haven't yet to dive into leathers yet, but these : Tauer - Lonestar Memories / Imaginary Authors - Cobra and the Canary, are as far as I went. I can wear them with ease but anything beyond this...
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Just for the smell :
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Tauer LDDM
    Heeley Sel Marin

    I did not account for versatility and I will not.
  43. Re: Name a fragrance you prefer the EDT over the EDP !

    Tam Dao
  44. Thread: Tacit by Aesop

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    Re: Tacit by Aesop

    Looks good, will order a sample of it next time I order from luckyscent.

    Thanks for the info!
  45. Poll: Re: Creed Royal Oud or Amouage Jubilation XXV (scent, versatility)

    RO smells nice, but JubXXV is way more superior scent in both smell and versatility, IMO.
  46. Re: Myrrh and/or Frankincense dominant fragrance that projects fairly well

    Have you try moisturizing your skin before applying fragrances? It helps a lot with fragrance drinking skin problem.

    Anyway, +1 Memoirs of a Trespasser, very good myrrh in it.
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    Re: The Ultimate Frag For A Scorching Hot Weather?

    A Lab on Fire Almost Transparent Blue

    Most people said it last only 4-6hrs but I got 8+ on me. You might need to sample it.
  48. Re: How many fragrances did you acquire in 2015, and which is your favorite?

    Added L'Artisan Mechant Loup, Baldessarini Ambre, Dirty English.

    I love all of them. I took my time to sample them.
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    Re: Today's Essential Leather Fragrances?

    +1 this one. I'm not a big fan of leather fragrances but this one is top-notch.
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    Re: Your favorite L'Occitane

    Eau des Baux
    Eau de Cedrat
    Eau de Cade
  51. Re: What are you going to wear for Star Wars: The Force Awakens?

    LDDM

    For something I'd like to remember, it will always be LDDM.
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    Re: Xerjoff JTC More Than Words reformulated?

    So I have to resample it again, even after it is in my to-buy list. :undecided:
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    Revisiting old samples

    I just wore Penhaligon Vaara today. It's a 2ml sample I got 2 years ago from luckyscent. I hated it at that time.

    I don't know why I picked it up today. I just did, and wear it.

    This thing is...
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Azure Collection First Look!!

    Thanks Hednic! I've always been a fan of this house. Straight into 'to sample' list for me.
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    Re: Favorite Bond No 9 Fragrance?

    Silver Factory
    New York Oud
    Chez Bond

    and yes, Chez Bond and GIT has a lot of similarity. Chez Bond is like the casual styled GIT whereas GIT is more of suit-and-tie type. I prefer Chez Bond on...
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    Re: Mens fragrances for the female Asian nose?

    I'm in Thailand. Almost Transparent Blue gathered lots of compliments here.
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    Re: Looking for a certain type of cologne.

    Jovoy - La Liturgie des Heures
    CdG - 2 Man
    Juicy Coultre - Dirty English
    Imaginary Authors - City on Fire
    Slumberhouse - Jeke
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    Re: Best fragrance for a financier

    Baldessarini Ambre
  59. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    A Lab on Fire - Almost Transparent Blue
    Atelier Cologne - Cedrat Enivrant
    L'Occitane - Eau des Baux
    Baldessarini - Ambre
    Christian Dior - Homme
    Loewe - 7
    Juicy Coultre - Dirty English
  60. Re: I notice I'm much more simple minded when noticing other's fragrances.

    Half of the time, yes.

    But there're two different things : 'This guy smells good' and 'This guy smells amazing!'

    a guy wears AdG, he smells good.

    another guy wears L'Humaniste, he smells...
  61. Re: What was your first fragrance? Or the one that sparked your interest in Fragrances?

    Bvlgari BLV

    My mother forced me to wear this one, it's not even smells good to me.

    So I bought myself YSL L'Homme Libre.

    Did some research and found out that most of those hated ones are...
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    Poll: Re: Best Amber Based Fragrance Ever

    I'm so confused...

    Is it Ambergris or just Amber

    if only Amber I'd vote for Rania J - Ambre Loup

    if it's Ambergris then Dior Ambre Nuit
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    Re: Diptyque Tam Dao

    Ginger, coconut and sandalwood are more prominent in EDP. For me it's hard to choose between EDP and EDT because I hate those ginger note. But if you like those notes, go for EDP. Better performance...
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    Re: Does your all time #1 favourite never change?

    Always Jub XXV since the first sniff and still is.
  65. Re: YSL L'homme line - Tell me about the good, the bad & the ugly

    1- Libre
    2- La Nuit
    3- L'Homme Parfum

    I hate ginger notes so I pretty much hate everything else.
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    Re: Amouage Sampler: My Thoughts

    To OP, Your ranking is exactly as mine!!!
  67. Re: Am I the only one that at first glance at Tous' logo the thought of "boobs" comes to mind?

    Cannot ... unsee .... WHY
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    Re: Unpopular fragrances that you like

    Baldessarini Ambre
    YSL L'Homme Libre
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    Re: Creamy/Sour/Sweet scent

    +1 Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant
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    Poll: Re: Terre d'Hermes vs Red Vetyver

    RV > TDH both in smell and performance, IMO.
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    Re: What exactly is a "beginner's fragrance"?

    I never thought of seeing this in this forum.
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    Re: Do you ever think that...

    But... but...

    I never thought Dark Aoud would be someone signature scent....
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    Re: What fragrance is your best compliment getter?

    Newest compliment getter for me are Baldessarini Ambre and L'Artisan Mechant Loup

    I still getting some from Dior Homme, L'Homme Libre, Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant and L'Occitane EdB.
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    To me, this smells nothing like BdC.

    BdC has that ginger note which smells awful as hell. Everyone seems to like it but I passionately hate it. Still, I recommend everyone who is new to fragrance...
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    Re: Is This Hobby 'Overrated' ?

    I never saw that one irl. Drooling over internet pics right now...
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    Re: Is This Hobby 'Overrated' ?

    I like watches but I don't even read the forum. way too addictive and too much spending. I'm now happy with 1 PAM, 1 IWC and 1AP. Having my eyes on Nomos Lambda Weissgold but I need to stop, I'm so...
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    Re: Your Next Purchase: September 2015

    I gonna get myself another LDDM bottle.

    Was gonna get it last month but the shipping cost killed me.
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    Re: Your favourite Armani Fragrance - and why?

    Very little experience from the Prive line so...

    City Glam for Him

    I think it's the best from the house. (Please don't kill me)

    Honourable mention : Code and Acqua di Gio
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    Re: Old Church Interior Fragrance

    Norma Kamali Incense
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the citrus

    No one in love with Atelier's Cedrat Enivrant?
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    Re: Today I bought...September 2015

    It's been a while since my last bottle so this time :

    Baldessarini Ambre
    Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant (3rd bottle so far, now I got the big one instead)
    L'Artisan Perfumeur Mechant Loup
    ...
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    Re: a Modernist scent....

    CdG and A Lab on Fire
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    Guerlain Le Patite Robe Noire

    It's just beautiful. The opening is quite girly but the drydown is quite close to unisex.

    I wore Lancome La Vie Est Belle, JPG Classique and a lot of women...
  84. Re: The Most Hated 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    1- Interlude Man, she hates it so much
    2- Norma Kamali Incense, she likes it in some kind of mood. like when she's drawing or colouring
    3- Montale Black Aoud, She hates that loud rose with sharp...
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    Re: What is your The Most Unique Fragrance?

    Norma Kamali Incense
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    Re: fragrances that don't smell like fragrances

    YSL Kouros smells like piss from dehydrated person, After I smelled the vintage version I'm so into it.
  87. Re: How can you tell if a fragrance is too "mature" for you?

    It's Guerlain Vetiver.

    Way too mature.
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    Re: Which fragrance to choose (AGE 20)?

    At 20 I was wearing L'Homme Libre, it's 4 years ago.

    I think it still works in any climate. A crowd pleaser too.

    Test YSL L'Homme line.

    and +1 Burberry London.
  89. Re: How much of your collection is made up of sweet perfumes?

    IA Falling into the Sea
    Slumberhouse Sova
    Montale Red Aoud
    by Killian Back to Black
    YSL L'Homme Libre

    maybe IA Memoirs of a Trespasser, Jub XXV and L'Occitane Eau des Baux ?

    I guess ~20%
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    Think I'm the latter type. I'm absolutely the latter type.

    Wish I was in the perfume game since I was young. When the 'vintage' thing is normal, when the synthetic is not a thing yet.

    PS....
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    LOL I didnt expect those walls of text, coming into this thread.

    Nice debate guys.

    Just a note, I really love how A Lab on Fire blending many ingredients with different qualities mixing with...
  92. Re: Anyone done the diagnosis test on nose.fr/en? Is it accurate? What are your results??

    Top : Black Pepper, Caraway, Green notes, Yuzu
    Heart : Aldehyde, Incense
    Base : Amber, Cedar, Leather, Patchouli

    Genre : Woody, Oriental

    Recommended : CdG Blue Santal, Costume National Homme,...
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    Poll: Re: If you died tomorrow...

    No. I can't die. My to-sample list is not yet emptied.
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    Re: Find the pattern and suggest me a fragrance

    Creed MI immediately comes to mind.

    And something from AdP, can't quite remember.
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    Re: Midnight in Paris: Overhyped and overrated?

    $24.99 for 100ml (a lot of discounts if you could find the deal) for a fragrance that good? not even overhyped or overrated IMO
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    Re: Sephora gift card—what to get?

    The only two from Atelier having trouble on me are Oolang Infini and Santal Carmin, which lasts 5~6 hours. I consider it's decent. 8~10 hrs from Orange Sanguine and 12 hrs+ from Cedrat Enivrant. So,...
  97. Thread: Tobacco

    by SpentaZ
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    Re: Tobacco

    Amouage Tribute Attar
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    Re: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

    Looking good. I'll sample it when I have the chance to drop by Malone shop.
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Just a bit of ginger could make me throw the sample away.

    And if there's too much vetiver, I'll always throw it away. Like Guerlain Vetiver, yuck.
  100. Thread: Atelier

    by SpentaZ
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    Re: Atelier

    Orange Sanguine is highly recommended. Cedrat Enivrant is one of my favourites too. Vanille Insensee and Rose Anonyme are my GF's favourites from the line. Oolang Infini definitely smells great but a...
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