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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    As you grow older you sweat less, but there are antiperspirants that will last you 2 weeks on one application! I use one like that. I stay dry even at gym!
  2. Thread: Cedar! Cedar!

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    Re: Cedar! Cedar!

    Nordic Cedar by Maya Njie
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    Re: La Nuit De L'Homme 2019 batch worth it?

    Just overspray it and you'll be fine!
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    You, North Americans, act like there's no world outside. Prices in Europe for any Creeds are a lot lower.
    Aventus Cologne is 50% less expensive here, so it makes it quite a decent purchase and,...
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    Re: Fragrance du Bois

    15ml is 8.33 EUR per ml
    50ml is 8.9 EUR per ml
    100ml is 7.85 EUR per ml
    15ml is the best deal
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense 2019

    I highly doubt there are any natural ingredients
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    That was a joke if you didn't got it :)
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    Office One for Men ofc :laugh:
  9. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    The thing is neither of us knows their earnings structure, so we can't bring any facts to this discussion.
    But production cost for Dior or Chanel is much lower than for Creed. More then that -...
  10. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    Carthusia Uomo
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Viking
    Houbigant Fougere Royale
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    Re: Scuderia Ferrari - Forte EDP?

    Tried. Was the best from 8 I tried still far away from Ouds that is worth to have in you collection. Plus it was so strong, it was very overwhelming for me
  12. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I think you are wrong on Creed's margins vs designer's margins.
    I can bet that houses like Dior, Chanel, etc have higher margins because of economy of scale, because they use cheap synthetics,...
  13. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Himalaya was released in 2002, so they could have used a lot less synthetics back then :)
    I bet that tag line was written around release time.
    Anyway, I never read marketing bullshit, I am very...
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    Re: Scuderia Ferrari - Forte EDP?

    I haven't tried this one particular, but I've tried 8 other Ferrari scents and all of them were horrible, so I am staying away from the house and will never again try something from them.
  15. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I think you are very wrong here. Creed is a business, not charity, and main goal for a business is to maximize profits.
    But I personally don't care about naturals and synthetics - all I care about...
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    Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Only if I was going to make a purchase anyway. Last week I got an e-mail ad - "a free case for a purchase", and I planed to do a purchase at the end of the month any way, so I went for it
  17. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    I said that to debunk a statement that Creed claims they use 100% naturals. I've never seen them saying that
  18. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Never seen Creed to claim that. But I've seen Erwin admitting they are using more synthetics because IFRA recommendations.
    And someone here posted a message from Creed support that GIT uses ~40%...
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    Re: Recc Me An Unconventional Summer Fragrance!

    Vettiveru 2 by CdG
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    The other day someone in my gym applied Aventus, but all I picked up was only scent trail, what a gorgeous smell! Made me want to wear it
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    Re: Aventus Cologne - Incredible longevity

    Yes, I can say the same - it has amazing longevity and, what's important, it doesn't make me anosmic to it like regular Aventus
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    Re: Strange Article - Thoughts?

    I honestly believe fragrances are addictive. Not a physical addiction, but mental.
    They evoke emotions, they are pleasant (even if weird-smelling), they are alluring, they influence my mood.
    And I...
  23. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    It's not a science - they just crunched number from fragrantica, made a couple of totally wrong assumptions and didn't take basic economical laws into account.
    I call it bullshit :)
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    Re: No Performance From CREED AVENTUS!

    Spray your shirt in wardrobe, close it and test it 8 hours later.
    Aventus is known to make people anosmic, so you don't smell it anymore withing 30 minutes, but others still can enjoy it
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    I am surprised no one mentioned YSL la nuit de l'homme and Hermes Voyage d'Hermes (Parfum is much better)
  26. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    Encre Noire!
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Creed
    Hermes
    Tom Ford
    Atelier Cologne
    Parle Moi de Parfum
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    A lot of Creeds have amazing longevity!
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    Re: Nicolai New York Intense

    I do. And it's not my cup of tea
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    Re: Maya Njie - Perfumer?

    Can you give more details? I am thinking about blind buying it
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    Re: Creed Purchase in Paris

    At least something is cheaper in EU :)
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    Longevity on me was amazing! And I have a dry skin that eats fragrances quickly.
    Applied one spray to my wrist - could smell it from an arm distance 8 hours later. Took a shower and it was still...
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    Re: Anyone have any experience with Oliver&Co?

    I have Vetiverus and Vaninger.
    Both are quite Avant-Garde, wouldn't wear them to work, but enjoy them on a rainy weekend at home
  34. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I decanted CdG Vettiveru 2 and Atelier Cologne Musc Imperial the other day and there were a bit left on a decanters, so I just decided to layer them - gosh, it was an amazing combination! Now I try...
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    Re: Who here runs a fragrance business?

    As far as I understand the situation - retailers get fragrances at ~50% of their MSRP price. Ofc there might be a bunch of other deals on pricing, advertising, etc.
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    I'd like to see the letter first, because right now it's not clear what's happening.
    But if Creed wants to raise their sales - they should stop offering 250+ ml flacons for sale, so people will buy...
  37. Re: The fragrances you smell on others when out that always puts a smile on your face.

    For some reason I don't see (or, rather, smell) men wearing fragrances in Stockholm. So anything I smell puts a smile on my face (except 1 million, but I don't smell it here anyway)
    Girls on the...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    What Dior is that, though?
    P.S. Looks fantastic, as always
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    Re: Storing your Scents

    I store my collection in a drawer - both to hide it from sunlight and people's eyes, since I was told multiple times I am crazy :)
    And then I have 20 something samples in open for testing\casual...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Thing is - you are not payed by designers to promote their crap, thus radical difference :)
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme: Similar products?

    Check Hermes - quality is miles ahead of Chanel.
    Hands down - the best designer house out there
  42. Re: What to eat or apply before applying a cologne or parfum?

    You should consume creatine before workout ;)
  43. Re: Pascal Morabito - Thoughts? (Excluding Or Black)

    Get Black Agent to complement another purchase for a free shipping.
    Turned out to be a very good incense heavy scent. I don't see any similarity with Bvlgari MiB, although it's been a while since I...
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    Re: Best Batch of YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

    Thanks for the info!
    Just FYI I decided to pass on it since I have too many fragrances and if I'll need La Nuit I can always buy current version
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    Re: Best Batch of YSL La Nuit De L'Homme

    Is it worth to buy La Nuit from 2013 batch? Got an offer for 100 EUR for 100 ml, almost full bottle.
    As far as I understood it was reformulated at that time and everyone is hyped about original...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    I'll open a little secret for you - YouTube reviewers are payed by companies to say whatever is good for the sales of product.
    Don't get shocked, though!
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    Bought a decant and have same issue with it.
    PdM is a house I am never going to try again
  48. Re: why are juices refomulated and other questions

    Another issue not mentioned here - company doesn't not own production and outsources it. When they change production partner they have to reverse-engineer and recreate their fragrances
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Their capitalization is around 20 bln, if they lost 1 bln - that's 5% loss!
  50. Re: Most complimented fragrances for men under 30?

    Fragrance One - Office for Men ofc
  51. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Look for US sellers here http://www.basenotes.net/forums/142-Fragrance-Splits-Board
  52. Re: looking for alternative to - Armaf Club De Nuit Intense Man? any suggestions please (creed aven

    Yeah, opening in Explorer is a bit weird - I smelled tester in a store and opening was terrible, but a minute or two it settled down. I received a sample and opening is smooth there. Looks like batch...
  53. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Try buying a decants of Creed Virgin Island Water, Millesime Imperial or Silver Mountain Water, even if full bottles are out of your price range, you still can get decants at a very affordable price...
  54. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Where do you live? In EU it's not a problem to find those brands discounted.
    P.S. Congratulations with purchase, BdC EdP, IMHO is one of the best designers out there
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    Re: Creed Royal exclusives consistency?

    Norway has no trade deal with EU?! O_o
  56. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    I'd wear something artisanal like Areej le Dore or Bortnikoff
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    Re: NEW: Heretic Parfums - Scandalwood !

    Sorry for offtop, but every time I see Heretic Parfums - I read it as Hednic Parfums :laugh:
  58. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    I bought a bottle of Zara Rich Leather to spray my bad before I go to sleep :)
  59. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Great post,
    I'd like to add two more points:
    - DON'T BLIND BUY
    I know you expressed this more or less, but I felt a need to specifically point it out :)
    - This hobby is quite expensive!
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    Re: Creed Royal exclusives consistency?

    You can get it a lot cheaper here https://noseparis.com/en/spice-and-wood
    They also offer delivery withing 2-3 days.
    If you are not a member - I can send you a referral invitation, in that way I'll...
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    Re: Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    Chose the one that you like more.
    It's as simple as that :)
  62. Thread: Naming notes

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    Re: Naming notes

    I am so confused with those aromachemicals that should represent certain accord, but in reality smell nothing like it.
    Take for example Sauvage - it's totally synthetic, there is nothing in it, that...
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    Re: Aventus nose blindness

    I go olfactory fatigue with Aventus in 30 minutes. So I barely wear it. I go with Musc Imperial instead for the similar vibe
    It's a shame, since it's such an amazing scent!
  64. Thread: CdG Vettiveru 2

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    Re: CdG Vettiveru 2

    I get a hint of bergamot in the opening, but no neroli, no florals
  65. Thread: CdG Vettiveru 2

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    Re: CdG Vettiveru 2

    After reading lots of positive reviews I blind bought Vettiveru 2 and unfortunately I am disappointed.
    It's dominated by dark, earthy vetiver like in Encre Noire. Not really how I like my vetiver....
  66. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    As it was already said - Creed Original Vetiver, but it's 5x+ times more expensive.
    I'd say a better option would be to decant MC into small atomizer and carry it around with you to refresh during...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Mine survived even after showering, but it was a soft skin scent afterwards. Still impressive!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Finally found Creed Virgin Island Water in stock, got a bottle in my hands today and I feel like I am on vacation
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    Re: Fragrances with a dominant 'dried fruits' note

    Berdoues Maasaï Mara
  70. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Because AC Musc Imperial has the same vibe - same freshness and energ, but it's fig instead of pineapple
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    Ask someone else if they can smell aventus on you. I go nose blind with Aventus in 30 minutes, but it lasts for up to 10 hours.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    The last one I liked a lot is James Heeley Note de Yuzu, very nice, refreshing yuzu for hot summer weather. And it lasts for quite a bit - 5-6 hours, more than I expected from it
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    Re: Cedrat Boise - Your take on performance

    I think I have a bottle from 2017, performance is really good
  74. Thread: Weird discounts

    by Zizzy
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    Re: Weird discounts

    I always thought they do that because they need to sell old stocks.
    Check your batch code - I wouldn't be surprised if it's 2-3 years old
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    Re: decant / split shops recommendation

    Why don't you use split board here?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Personally I find this thing about youtube\whatever media influencers so fascinating!
    A girl on Instagram says she doesn't like new UI for Snapchat and the company loses 1bln in capitalization that...
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    Re: Please help about this scent :(

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/offer-listing/B0058ONO42/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&condition=new
    check this one. You can always contact sellers and ask them to ship it to you
  78. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    I always thought it's an olfactory overload and personal perception of scents.
    It should be no wonder to anyone that fragrances smell differently from hands distance than when you smell spray point...
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    Get one from the family and another one from friends or, even, from yourself.
    Problem solved! :)
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    OMG! I hate Fragrantica's Men's forum for this so much! Every day there's like 5 topics created asking for the best compliment getter\panty-dropper like all of a sudden fragrance will make them...
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    Re: Rank My Fragrances

    This is how I'd rate them:
    1. Bleu de Chanel EDP
    2. Terre D'Hermes EDT
    3. YSL La Nuit
    4. Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP
    5. Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
    6. YSL L'Homme
    7. Bulgari Man in Black
    8. Dior...
  82. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    The girl I am dating wears cold weather fragrances even in summer heat - works like a charm on her.
    But I am quite sensitive to scents and overpowering or cloying scents can give me headaches, so I...
  83. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    This thing costs almost as much as VIW (130 vs 156 EUR), but smells a lot more cheap, why should one even consider it at this price point?
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    True story! The only time I was asked how much I make was on a date with American girl, loud mouth, amazing American accent
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    It's a cultural thing.
    When I am in USA I am shocked that random strangers on a streets can give me compliments. Takes quite a while to get used to it.
    My home country, Sweden, is well known for...
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    One more quite good fragrance you can buy for less than 15 EUR is Pascal Morabito Black Agent
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    It does. His personality is actually what sells whatever he is marketing.
    What I meant that his egoism and whatever else he is hated here for wasn't an obstacle for his success. I'd say it's quite...
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    Re: 20% OFF Entire Website at Yves Rocher!

    I strongly recommend Cuir Vetiver, very nice masculine vetiver fragrance, similar to Terre d'Hermes EdT
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    By "doer" he meant a person that managed to get 500k$ through crowd sourcing and contract fragrance manufacturer to make a fragrance for him.
    It's an incredible achievement and it ain't many who can...
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    Re: Summer Purchase Advice

    Creed Virgin Island Water is a perfect summer fragrance
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below €/$ 25,=

    I can name only one in this category - Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver, you can get it on sale below 25 EUR
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    The longest lasting I've seen is MFK Baccarat Rouge 540 EdP - it stays on my clothes for 2 month and counting.
    I am scared to even think about Extrait version - will probably stay till the end of...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Magnificent!
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Davidoff Cool Water I smelled in fragrance store smells nothing like GIT I own


    Well - you own them, not we. Test them both next to each other and see which one lasts and projects better
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    Re: perfumery in islamic tradition

    Everyone likes to smell good :)
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    Re: perfumery in islamic tradition

    This article is more about Islam than about perfumery.
    Would love to read about typical components, scents and so on instead
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    Of course! Stouts and Quadrupels have high alcohol content (10%+ ABV), so they age like a wine. Some become a lot better with time
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    I am a Quadrupel and Stouts guy :)
    My fridge is filled with Stouts, that been aging for up to 4 years. Although I barely drink them - like one in a couple of month\half a year.
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    Re: Need suggestions for a purchase

    From your list I like only The One EdP, though I haven't tried Heritage or Caron Pour Homme. But it doesn't matter.
    If you are questioning what you should get - the answer is simple - none of them!...
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    Re: Papyrus Oud/71 - Thoughts?

    I don't really like Papyrus Oud, I think Bentley for Men Absolu is a better fragrance
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