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    Re: Problem with Fahrenheit

    Fahrenheit was one of the first fragrances with large quantities of Iso-E Super in it. According to my sources, 25% of the perfume is Iso-E Super (before they add alcohol).

    Many people are...
  2. Re: The new regulations regarding sending fragrances via mail

    But they don’t mind if you have ten bottles of perfume in your luggage! When are these crazy people making the rules gone stop??
  3. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    This is the sort moments that makes this hobby so exiting!!
  4. Re: any link between natural sense of smell and fragrance appreciation?

    Short answer; Yes and no.

    I got my sense of smell from my mother and we have about equal noses. While I am a perfume lover, she cannot stand any perfume. This of course has nothing to do with the...
  5. Re: The new regulations regarding sending fragrances via mail

    I guess it depends on which country you send from. Iíve gotten packages from both Netherland and Bulgaria that were marked as perfume with a special hazard note, so the post office there accepts...
  6. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Thanks for the tip. Daimiris will definitely be on my next sample run.

    Now this sounds intriguing! One more on my sample list.
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I did not like it very much. Patchouli is not a favourite note of mine to begin with, but on me Patchouli Absolu was much to dry and sharp. I like it more earthy and sweet. I enjoy Patchouli most...
  8. Re: Do the Tom Ford private blends have ISO E super?

    Iím allergic to Iso-E Super in high concentrations, so I am always looking to see if any of the perfumes I am interested in has it. So far I have seen no reports that any of the Private Blends have...
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    Sahara Noir by Tom Ford is the best designer incense I have tried.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    Thanks for doing it anyway. I love the original EDP and was a little worried since I can’t stand the EDT.
  11. Re: Current version: Santos vs Santos Concentree?

    Yeah, but how old was the current version of Santos you tried? From what I have read, the new new version is considerable better, with production from about the last year. Much closer to the...
  12. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    Antidote seems to have been re-released here in Europe. It's now available online here in Scandinavia for about $82 for 75ml (2.5 Oz) after being gone for a long time. I have never smelt it, so I am...
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    Re: 6 new scents from Bvlgari - La Gemme

    Bottles look very nice. Would be interesting to test these, but I guess they will be hard to come by.
  14. Poll: Re: Christian Dior Homme Parfum vs Christian Dior Fahrenheit Le Parfum

    It is funny. I have fallen head over heels in love with Fahrenheit Le Parfum. Considering I can’t stand the original Fahrenheit, it was much unexpected. I just can’t get enough of it. I also recently...
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    Re: Help trying to make a blind buy

    Why don’t you use the voucher to buy a handful of samples? That is what I usually do when I get these vouchers. Blind buys are for gamblers.
  16. Re: Has Tuscan Leather been slightly reformulated?

    I am allergic to Iso-E Super and donít get any reaction from Tuscan Leather. It must be something else you smell.

    In my opinion people are generally far too fast talking about reformulations....
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    Re: pick one out of three

    Of these three, only Le Male is a little good. Unfortunately Le Male was extremely popular for many years, and for that reason been done to death. I would therefore not choose any of these three, and...
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    Re: Something warm, something comforting.

    +1 on Eau des Baux by L`Occitane.

    In addition I enjoy these for a cosy feeling:

    Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
    Chergui by Serge Lutens
    Kalemat by Arabian Oud
    Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
  19. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    Interesting. I found Zafar to be the one with the dominant furniture polish note. Zafar was also the one of the Oud Stars that had some quantity of oud in it. In that regard I was disappointed with...
  20. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    Now I really want this! If anyone sees this for sale online in Europe, please tell us.
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    Re: I need help about TF Tobacco Vanille

    My opinion from seeing both real and fake Tom Ford bottles before is that this bottle looks real. I love Tobacco Vanille by the way. I would have taken the chance if you get it for good price, and...
  22. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    I agree that Xerjoff Gao have a very strong saffron note. I found it interesting and pleasant. I found Najaf to have a very dominating osmantus note and could not smell much else.
  23. Re: Possible replacement for Roma Uomo - or just get yet another bottle?

    Have you tried Minotaure from Paloma Picasso? I have not tried it myself, but have seen many people mention that Minotaure has the same vibe as Roma Uomo.
  24. Thread: Axe Vice

    by Twilight99

    Re: Axe Vice

    Yeah, I have also used Axe Vice for a while. I think it’s nice. I had to stop using it because people around me really didn’t like it. Unfortunately I don’t know anything that has a similar smell. I...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bad batch?

    It could be your skin, and not the perfume. My experience is that Tobacco Vanille projects a lot compared to other perfumes. Have you tried spraying on different parts of the body, or even on cloths?...
  26. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    I am really looking forward to get my nose on this. Right now it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere.
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    Re: My leather collection

    Ok, I just love leathers. Here is my collection.

    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Leather
    L'Artisan - Dzing!
    Laurent Mazzone - Hard Leather
    Parfum D'Empire - Cuir Ottoman
    Tom Ford Private Blend -...
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    Re: Counterfeit tom ford private blends?

    Tom Ford Private Blend has definitely been counterfeited. Last summer I bought several bottles from Bulgaria on eBay, and they were all fakes. They were all sold as testers or without boxes, but the...
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    Re: Tom Ford "Chocolate"?

    Yes, I can only agree with that. How about Chocolate Oud? :lolk:
  30. Re: So I Finally Bought Lanvin Avant Garde...

    Yes, I agree. It’s a very nice scent, but not heavy on the tobacco. I see this on many fragrances that have a tobacco note. Some people exaggerate how strong the tobacco note really is. Personally I...
  31. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Thanks for pointing me to this program. Did not expect to get hints to science shows to watch on this site, but it is very welcome.
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    Re: Scandinavians? NordicFeel?

    I have ordered from NordicFeel more than a dozen times, and I have been very happy every time. Yes they are cheaper than in the shops, but not very cheap. The best prices I get from US discounters.
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    Re: Axe launches new 'White Label' line

    Interesting. I will try anything new. Dismissing a scent straight out without trying seems like missed opportunity to me. I have found a few Axe deodorants that were nice enough.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    It’s winding down. Only the basenotes are left, and they are slowly falling out of focus. You can feel a light bitterness and just a hint of sweetness. In a moment it will all be gone...
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    Re: Body Shop Red Musk ?

    Yeah, I bought it while I was visiting Paris. It was very nice, but I soon realised it was way too feminine for me to wear. I gave it away to a female friend and it was really great on her. I...
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    Re: please delete this thread

    I must admit I enjoy reading this thread more than reading most other threads recently. This thread is like finding an oasis of peace and tranquillity in the middle of a busy shopping mall. ;-)
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    Re: Where to buy YSL M7

    I agree with this. I bought both, and I prefer the M7 Oud Absolu with good margin.
  38. Re: - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    As I understand it, when you buy from different countries within EU, the VAT should be paid in the country where it is shipped from. So in this case, Escentuals has not done their job and sent it...
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    Re: Quick Look at Explosion d'Emotions

    Thanks for posting these reviews. I enjoyed reading them. These have been off my radar, as I have been busy sampling the regular line. I will definitely order some samples in the future.
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    I tried Dior Homme Parfum in the duty free last week when I left for Paris. I think this perfume is fantastic! I have always been lukewarm to Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense, but this was something...
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    Re: Reformulations for the better?

    I also think M7 Oud Absolu is better than the original, but I smelled it first before I got my hands on an original M7 from eBay. I think M7 Oud Absolu just smells better and less medicinal. An...
  42. Re: I nearly had a coronary at ULTA today. I will never shop there again

    I have no tolerance for that behaviour either. It is like finding an old precious antique table, but the owner refuse to sell it and want to use it for firewood. There is no reason why the SA could...
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    Re: Fragrances that people around you hate

    My mother hates all scents! Whatever I am wearing it is gross and disgusting. I got a clear message that I am not to wear any perfume while I am visiting, as she thinks it totally unnecessary for me...
  44. Re: A good replacement for Fahrenheit Absolute ?

    Yeah. I just recently got a chance to smell Fahrenheit Absolute, and I liked it very much. It took some time for me getting around smelling this, because I just can't stand the original Fahrenheit....
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    Re: anyone else save empty bottles?

    I don't really know yet. So far I have thrown away all my empty cheap bottles, but some of my new nice expensive bottles I might keep when they empty. But then maybe not. If you get a large...
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    Re: tom ford samples

    I get Tom Ford samples the same place I get most of my samples. and

    I am also uncomfortable buying samples on eBay. When I buy from a...
  47. Re: New LM Parfums Extrait de Parfum - Army of Lovers!

    Kafkaesque had a nice review of this just a few days ago.

    I would love get my nose on this, as Hard Leather probably is my...
  48. Poll: Re: Favourite Top 3 from the House of Yves Saint Laurent


    La Nuit de L'Homme
    La Nuit de L`Homme Le Parfum
    M7 Oud Absolu

    Still waiting to get my nose on Splendid Wood.
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    Re: What's the deal with tester candles?

    This is the same practise that I have heard of. You turn the candle upside down and give it a little knock, and the candle should separate from the glass. Then you can smell the bottom of the candle...
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    Re: Cartier. Let's join the Oud club!

    Now I am really looking forward to sampling these. Oud has so many different levels, and I never know if an oud scent will be to my liking or not.
  51. Poll: Re: VOTING - Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit L Homme vs Bleu de chanel? WHICH ONE DO YOU LIKE BETTER?

    I love La Nuit de l`Homme and I use it all the time. I have many expensive niche perfumes, but La Nuit de l`Homme is just so comfortable and nice, I reach for it all the time. Bleu de Chanel is not...
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    Re: Body Shop Red Musk ?

    Looks like most women who have tested it complain that it is too smoky and masculine. At the very least it is unisex. Makes you wonder why they insist on putting gender tags on perfume. It is a...
  53. Re: Realizing I really like Vanilla, what am I missing

    This! Best vanilla I have had my nose on.
  54. Re: Spending hours on fragrantica and Sephora paid off.

    I was enjoying the story of OP, but now I'm just repulsed by this whole tread. Was that really necessary?
  55. Re: Opium, you know the one that is supposedly for Women:

    Very intriguing. I have never smelled Opium or Opium Pour Homme, but now I have to get my hand on some samples. I've heard good things about Opium, but I've never considered it to be suitable for men...
  56. Re: Question re. Lutens Ambre Sultan Packaging ??

    From what I could gather of information, the Nombre Noir where not refilleable. I found two references of Serge Lutens own explanation.

    The super discreet, refillable packaging was inspired by his...
  57. Re: Question re. Lutens Ambre Sultan Packaging ??

    Could it be the Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan Travel Spray and Refill?
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    Re: Anyone here buys from Ebay?

    I got burned on a few fake Tom Ford Private Blend testers from Bulgaria. I did return the bottles and got a refund, but it was a lot of hassle. I see even video reviewer robes08 bought a couple of...
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    Re: Calvin Klien Euphoria Gold thoughts?

    Hopefully people understand what I mean. I find that describing scents is not easy, and I admit that my knowledge of honey is very limited.
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    Re: Calvin Klien Euphoria Gold thoughts?

    Tried this today at the shop. The opening on my skin was sour, like honey gone bad, and I was instantly repulsed. This lasted for about an hour when the sourness slowly dissipated, and the vanilla...
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I am really looking forward to testing this. Someone posted this note breakdown on Fragrantica:

    Top: Bay Leaf, Rosemary and Moss

    Middle: Patchouli Oil, Patchouli Coeur, Patchouli Clearwood,...
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi.. Woahh

    I really loved my sample of Jardin d'Amalfi. A fresh and excellent summer scent. I did not find it very feminine. Some people are too worried about their manhood in here. But it is true it is too...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    Because many people really love it. Tobacco Vanille is my number one favourite perfume and a perfect comfort scent on a cold winter day. I don't know why I love it, it just hit the spot. But on the...
  64. Re: I like Tom Ford Oud Wood - What else should I try

    I also love Oud Wood. Here are some that I also really like.

    Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud
    Armani Prive - Oud Royal
    Versace - Oud Noir
    Rania J. - Oud Assam
    Reminiscence - Oud
    Tom Ford...
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    Tom Ford Oud Wood is the one I'd go for. I bought several bottles, just because I like it so much. But I also have a bottle of Colonia Oud that I love. It's a quite different take on Oud compared to...
  66. Re: I think I've find it! A lifelong leather-partnership.

    Congratulation! Looking forward to get this in my collection as well. Awesome perfume! :coolold:
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    Re: Your winter 2014 purchase list

    Armani Prive - Rose d'Arabie
    Bentley - For Men
    Laurent Mazzone - Hard Leather
    Parfum D'Empire - Cuir Ottoman
    Tom Ford - Plum Japonais
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    Re: Colonia Intensa Oud is Grossly Underrated

    Makes you wonder what next AdP will create in this series. So far it looks like they can do no wrong.
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I had been wondering why I couldn't find any samples for Bond No. 9 anywhere. This explains it. Fragrance companies should know: No samples, no purchase. Places like Surrender to Chance do the...
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    It could be many reasons for that. My guess is that they are out of stock because of popularity. First in Fragrance list both bottles sizes immediately available for purchase. It makes no sense that...
  71. Poll: Re: TF's Tuscan Leather vs. Acqua di Parma's Colonia Leather

    Agreed. Looking forward to a full bottle of Colonia Leather.
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    Re: my first "niche" fragrance

    Oud Alif is on my to try list. Your description makes me want to try it even more. Congratulations on your gift. I hope Shay & Blue get a wider distribution, or I might have to take a trip to London...
  73. Re: My review after visiting various NYC perfumeries Part IV (Leather Oud/Sycomore/Angel/etc)

    Thanks for sharing. I generally feel the same way about these fragrances as you do. I do love oud, but Dior Leather Oud has a real barnyard smell to it that is challenging. Other ouds are better, but...
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Fumerie Turque
    Borneo 1834
  75. Re: Valentino Uomo... Surprised I liked it, and bought a full bottle less than 24 hours later.

    I also love Valentino Uomo. Blind bought it and was very lucky.
  76. Re: i hate amen, will i like pure malt/pure havane?

    I too fell for the hype for the A*Man series here on Basenotes, and I got samples of them all. I hated every single one of them. Do not take a chance of blind buying any of them! To me they don't...
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    Re: The Oud Game

    Obviously you have no manners. It is extremely bad form to add disruptive comments like that in a thread like this. If you have nothing meaningful to contribute, then don’t comment. You are free to...
  78. Re: Storing Cologne - what temps are acceptable?

    This is only my opinion, but no, this is to high temperature to store a fragrance in. I would not store anything above 65 degrees Fahrenheit (18 Celsius). But then again, it depends on how fast you...
  79. Re: I want something that screams "BDSM" - sexy, bold, alluring. What is it?

    LM Parfums Ė Hard Leather. None better. None equal.
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    Re: Nasomatto blamage.

    You got to love the description: “The fragrance is a foolish and hapless creation, caused by a lack of discernment and reluctant accuracy.”
  81. Re: Profumi del Forte - Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea

    I have discovered that Amber is not really for me. I have tested several, and in the beginning it was interesting, but after a while I don’t enjoy the smell so much. Ambra Mediterranea is a full...
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    Re: The Oud Game

    Thanks people. I like this game. I am definitely going to sample Terry de Gunzburg - Terryfic Oud.

    My contribution is one that I also have in line to get at sample of, so I donít know if it is any...
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    Re: Armani prive

    I just blind bought Oud Royal a few days ago, and I was lucky I really loved it. Now I think I want to buy Rose d'Arabie next. I could not find samples anywhere, but I love Tom Ford Noir de Noir, and...
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    Re: Valentino uomo

    I must say I find it a little frustrating that so many find Valentino Uomo “exactly” like DHI. Yes, in the beginning Valentino Uomo starts somewhat like DHI, but that only lasts a few minutes. Then...
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    Re: No great men's fragrances anymore?

    Thanks for the link. My first impression was that if he can’t find any new good fragrances, then he is just not looking hard enough. But then I read the whole thing, and I agree with everything he...
  86. Thread: Ysl m7

    by Twilight99

    Re: Ysl m7

    I just bought a 50 ml vintage bottle. I was also worried it was a fake, but I am more relaxed after reading this thread. My batch code is 3342 on the box and 33421 on the bottle. My bottle and box...
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    Re: TF Oud wood vs ADP Intensa Oud

    I have bought both, and they are quite different from each other.

    TF Oud Wood is pleasant and uplifting with a good woody character. I like to compare it to YLS M7, but M7 is much darker, smokier,...
  88. Re: Problems with Universalperfumesandcosmetics...

    I find it unreasonable that they demand you return the broken candle with registered parcel. Where I live that is prohibitive expensive, starting at $53 USD and up. It only cost $7 USD to send the...
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    Re: Blind Buying

    The samples they send are in plastic spray bottles. Samples I got have been at least 2 ml or more. Quite generous I think.
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    Re: Blind Buying

    I found samples of Bond No. 9 - Bleecker Street, Xerjoff - Nio, and Parfums de Marly - Herod from Essenza Nobile in Germany. I have ordered samples from there many times. You should try them.
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    Re: Blind Buying

    Yes. Sample, sample, sample. Sample like there is no tomorrow. Last few months I have been using hundreds of dollars on samples from Surrender to Chance, and it have saved me from using thousands of...
  92. Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    According to Kafkaesque, it does not.
  93. Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Well, we are all in agreement then. Those that enjoy Iso E Super should be allowed to do so to their hearts content. Those who get headaches and other problems from Iso E Super should be able to...
  94. Re: I feel like Borneo 1834 is not getting the praise it deserves on here..

    This! It stopped me dead in my tracks limiting my interest in the brand.
  95. Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    remik - If I can’t smell Iso E Super, how can I not like it? Just kidding. But can we agree that the producers should mark their bottles if they contain potential allergenic compounds? I do not agree...
  96. Re: Armani Prive Oud Royal or Tom Ford's Oud Wood ? Which one and why ?

    I have been trying to find samples of Oud Royal, but with no luck. Thinking about blind buying a bottle, but people talking about burning tires have scared me off. I love Oud Wood and have a couple...
  97. Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    In addition I made a list of more perfumes with a lot of Iso E Super. Collected at forums and reviews, just because I need to avoid Iso E Super at all cost.

    Declaration (Cartier) 40%
  98. Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    Not so. Iso E super is definitely not like every other aroma chemical. There is a large portion of the population who has a negative reaction to Iso E Super. Personally I am anosmatic to the stuff,...
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    Re: Safest blind buys?

    I donít think there are any safe blind buys. I donít like LIDGE and I canít stand DHI. Citruses I find annoying and boring, and I canít understand why anyone want to smell like a lemon. I love YSL...
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    Re: Yves Saint Laurent / YSL - L'Homme Sport

    I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of it. So far I have liked every one of the l’Homme flankers, except Libre.
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