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  1. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    This thread is an embarassment to the Basenotes and fragrance community.
    Every single person in this thread that has contributed to the bickering in this thread has also chopped this community and...
  2. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    This website is grating on me.
    These petty fights really ruin it for everyone.
    I think its time for me to take a break from reading here.
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    Re: 10 Designer Fragrances on BEAST MODE !

    Costume National Homme
    Chopard Oud Malaki
    Bentley for Men Intense
    Comme des Garcons 1994 EDP
    Balenciaga Pour Homme
    Balenciaga Cristobal
    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Christian Dior Homme...
  4. Poll: Re: What would be yours choice from the line of Costume National?

    I own all 3 and they're all distinctively different.

    CNH is a powerful, woddy aromatic with a focus on cinnamon, cloves, labdanum and sandalwood
    CNSI is a little less powerful but still strong,...
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    No thanks, but thanks for the info.
  6. Re: Which Fragrance Won You Over With The Unexpected Dry Down?

    Comme des Garcons 1994 EDP.

    Brilliance in combining Honey with Labdanum and Sandalwood
    Mark Buxton did that one right, lucky to have 200ml to enjoy its magnificence for life.
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    Re: l'Humaniste - Beautiful, but....

    For me, I prefer Passion Boisee.
    Its L'humaniste all grown up with citrus, wood, white rum and leather... and it lasts 8 hours,
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    Re: Creed raising the prices by 20% ?

    I remember when I bought my Aventus 13U01 tester for $165 USD.
    Ahhhh the memories. Oh, right, 18 months ago.
  9. Re: I'm going to cop a bit of flak for this but...

    Amber & Mandarin. Gross.
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    Re: A summer taste of Italy scent

    Definitely. Mirto is a little too much "ivory soap" for me.

    + Bergamotto Marino

    I'll add an oddball, sample it, dont blind buy it.

    Lubin - L'eau Neuve Figaro

    Its more along the lines of...
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    Lubin - Itasca

    Best evergreen, smoky, incense I've smelled.
  12. Thread: Iso E Super

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Iso E Super

    My interactions with scent with ISO-e Super have not been too pleasant when detectable.
    I use the word detectable carefully, because I really dont pick up much in terms of scent but it does seem to...
  13. [CONUS] Re: Lolita Lempicka Midnight, Guerlain Tonka Imperiale, Versace Oud Noir, Hermes Bel Ami +More!

    Bump, new bottles added!
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    Re: Is Samsara still good?

    I gave a 30ml vintage EDP to my mom for Christmas.
    First comment from her was "This is delicious".
    I've smelled it on her multiple time since, she loves it. Its a really dreamy sandalwood.
    Havent...
  15. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    Aventus smells like Aventus.

    The end.
  16. Re: Why is there so much love for Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    Its nice to see some good quality discussion on this forum from some of the classic contributors.
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Their response:
  18. Re: Why is there so much love for Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    Last night I had HL's Cuiron on one hand and Odori's Cuoio on the other.

    For me, I prefer the Odori's buttery smooth presentation, at the start I instantly get "rough brown leather belt" in it,...
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    In a message sent to one of their european representatives:
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    Re: Lets talk Odori's Cuoio & Tabacco

    Look harder.
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    No story, just a company with an archaic point of sale system on their website and customer service representatives that dont give a damn.
    Other than that, a great company!
  22. Re: Why is there so much love Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    This is what I dont get about it.
    It doesnt smell like leather to me, but it is smooth.
    Are we calling smooth notes leather now?

    A real head scratcher for me.
  23. Why is there so much love for Helmut Lang's Cuiron?

    Granted... I've only smelled the new 2014 version, but I dont see where all of the love comes from with this basenotes darling.
    I dont think its that good of a scent, nothing more than a...
  24. Re: What is the best "Buy It Now" deal going on eBay right now?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-GOOD-PRICES-IN-NEW-FRAGRANCES-BY-ODORI-/181794743217?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a53cfa3b1
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Refund just came in.
    Never again.
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Still no refund.
    I had to open a claim with PayPal.
    Now no response from Mark in customer service.
  27. Re: What is the best "Buy It Now" deal going on eBay right now?

    I figured this could be a fun one if the snowball starts rolling.
    Let the viral buying begin!
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    Poll: Re: Eau De Basenotes - BASE NOTES

    Sandalwood
    Leather
    Honey
    Myrrh
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    Re: Help an old man choose new fragrance

    Carven Homme for the office, find it on eBay. Best $20 you'll spend, even better than the little you spent on Nautica Voyage.
    Guerlain - L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme EDT (Great citrus and a...
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    No fragrance is worth this BS.
  31. What is the best "Buy It Now" deal going on eBay right now?

    Exclude known fakes and your own auctions please.
    Lets keep this a serious thread for all the bargain hunters out there and help each other out!

    I'll start:

    Carven Homme 50ml @ $19.90...
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    Re: Sweet-Mossy-woods ?

    I suspect you dont have much experience with tree moss or oak moss.
    Rocky Mountain wood to my nose is all about the violet and dry cedar notes.
    Neither Lalique White or Rocky Mountain Wood are...
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Good morning Eric,
    Our system is not designed to support shipping notifications.

    Unfortunately, the item you ordered, Havana Vanille 100ml, is out of stock. As
    this fragrance is being...
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    Re: Sweet-Mossy-woods ?

    Peppery cedar and tamarind come to mind with White. Not mossy to me at all.

    OP, how sweet are we talking here?

    Somewhat sweet, fizzy? Frapin - Passion Boisee
    Creamy, sweetened woods? Costume...
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    Re: Energizing summer ginger fragrance?

    +1 Declaration Cologne (A musk based ginger/orange/lemon combo, no declaration EDT spices)
    +1 Dior Homme Sport 2008 (Dont bother with the current formula, if you want no-doubter ginger, go for the...
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    Re: Lets talk Odori's Cuoio & Tabacco

    Thank you for enabling all of us hednic. :)
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    Lets talk Odori's Cuoio & Tabacco

    OK, cat's out of the bag now, Odori fragrances are on deep liquidation on the interwebs.
    I did some reading on Tabacco and Cuoio and took the advice from alfarom in another thread:



    2 bottles...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Excellent choice.
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    This should sound familiar:



    Off Thu/Fri/Mon/Tue for the holiday? Wow, that some gig they got there.
    Will update again if/when a shipment notification comes in.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Im glad some one else caught on.
    Enjoy! I bought 2 bottles of each Cuoio and Tabacco.

    I took alfarom's advice in another thread.
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    Re: L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Private messaging with them on Facebook.

    "Hi, I have an order in, and its been almost 2 weeks now and I havent heard anything about it, no shipment emails. No emails returned, no one picks up the...
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    Re: Aventus smels like piss

    Its black currant you're smelling.
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    L'Artisan Web Orders - Awful!

    Wow, do these guys suck or what?
    Not that I didnt believe the previous anecdotes on here, but going thru it personally, to say its frustrating is an understatement.
    I ordered Vanille Absolument 11...
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    Re: Which Montale to buy next?

    Aoud Musk, the only Montale worth owning from the ones I've smelled.
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It is a good one, and tenacious! :thumbsup:

    Today I tried Odori's Cuoio for the first time.
    I dont know what to make of it. To me is smells similar to Montale's Aoud Musk.
    I think I need a full...
  46. Re: What fragrance do you have the most quantity of?

    Guerlain - Homme Leau Boisee - 320ml
    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale 300ml
    Lalique - White 250ml
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    Re: Chopard Oud Malaki vs Versace PH Oud Noir

    Yup.
    Odori - Tabacco

    The salty amber in Oud Malaki really got on my nerves when wearing it.

    My initial impressions of Tabacco from Fragrantica:
  48. If I had to do it all over... Id smell these first

    As a beginner, I didnt know what to do. I kind of just picked random stuff to smell, blind buy or not, and just evaluated it for what it was, not based on reputation.
    This cost me a few buck for...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Thanks! Yes, great prices!
    I suspect if these didnt retail for $200+ each for 100ml, Odori may still be in business.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    Sold: Chopard Oud Malaki, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Mokha

    Bought: Odori Tabacco & Cuoio

    I know there are some big fans of these on Basenotes in Alfarom, drseid and badarun.
    Underrated...
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    Re: Coconut based fragrances.

    Fig has the tendency to smell a bit like coconut with some sweetness.
    This may expand your search.
  52. Re: Lolita Lempicka Au Masculine Eau de Parfum Intense

    I have the Midnight version. Pass.
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    Re: Blind Buy input please

    Bel Ami Vetiver
  54. Thread: I hate summer.

    by MegaMav
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    Re: I hate summer.

    Dior Homme Cologne (Frozen lemonade)
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    Re: just finished my DH collection

    I'd wait on the DHP. IMO its not worth more than $50 as a flanker.
    Not a big fan, unless it mellows out in storage.

    My Dior Homme line goodies:
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Thank you drseid!
    If you like Rocky Mountain Wood, give Mancera's Wind Wood a try!
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    Re: Is "old-fashioned" actually a bad thing?

    If the shoe fits... wear it!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Swapped 30ml Rocky Mountain Wood for 30ml of Balenciaga Pour Homme.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th June 2015

    Feeling adventurous.

    Costume National Scent Intense

    http://www.lipglossiping.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Costume-National-Fragrance.jpg
  60. Thread: CdG fans

    by MegaMav
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    Re: CdG fans

    Original EDP from 1994.
    Still being produced.
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    Re: Summer fragrance with enormous sileage

    Versace Man Eau Fraiche
    Guerlain Homme EDT

    Both are pretty loud.

    A little more pricey?

    CoSTUME NATIONAL Scent Intense (A sparkling tea scent that lasts and projects, a hot club scent)
  62. Re: Current formulation Polo Green is not too bad!

    I thought the same thing without smelling the vintage side by side with the new.
    There is definitely a plasticy feel to the new formula.
    As stated above the Cosmair formula is much more natural...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport 2008 vs 2012

    BIG difference, and I agree, I prefer it.
    I dumped my 2012 bottle for a backup of 2008, just before it mostly disappeared from eBay.
    I have about 175ml of the stuff, I will cherish. From the...
  64. Re: "Look Before You Leap" or "There's No Place Like Dior Homme"

    Wore it earlier today.
    Awesome on a hot day after a shower.
    Just like an ice cold beer after mowing the lawn, very refreshing, easy to wear.
    Keep it, I reach for mine a lot when its over 80.
    I...
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    Re: CoSTUME NATIONAL needs more love on Basenotes

    I love this house.
    I nabbed a backup bottle of Homme on Overstock for $32 and it came in today.
    Im wearing 21 tonight, and it is a unique concoction of warm spices, creamy woods, earthy patch and...
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    Re: Tell me about LIDGE

    I actually prefer L'Instant EDT for its sandalwood base over the patchouli base of LIDGE.
    I have come around to the EDT, so I picked up a bottle of EDP for the future.
    Its bargain basement time, so...
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    Watery citrus with an off putting musk.
    No thanks.
  68. Re: Help needed with a Tobacco (or 'tobacco themed') Fragrance

    I tried the Odori for the first time last night and wrote this little mini review:



    I havent tried the others.
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    Re: Do you smell Aventus often?

    Posts like this reaffirm my belief that this website is becoming too "exclusivist" for my taste.
    Judging a fragrance based on someone else wearing it... c'mon.

    To the original poster: I havent...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    L'artisan Parfumeur - Havana Vanille (Vanille Absolument)

    I finally own a L'Artisan now...

    $59 @ 100ml (Summer clearance + coupon)

    For anyone else interested:...
  71. Re: Great fall fragrances that were released within the last 10 years?

    Designer: CoSTUME NATIONAL - Homme
    Niche: Lubin - Itasca
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    Re: lalique encre noir

    Glad you like it, I didnt appreciate it very much.
    Difficult to wear and its not appreciated by the masses for the most part.
    I had the old 78% by volume formula, it was a little too thick for me....
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    Re: Bentley Intense - a good deal

    Guerlain L'Instant EDT 125ml is under $40 on Overstock, and a better deal for quality of scent IMO.
    Bentley Intense, for me, has too much generic sweetness going on in it.
    If there were more...
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    Re: Bentley Intense - a good deal

    I had a glass bottle and got a plastic smell as well.
    Overhyped scent IMO. Its strong, and somewhat pleasant. Not worth my time though.
    I think it was Francolino that said "Drug store feel, and...
  75. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    :thumbsup:

    Im a good sport.
    Fume on my friend.
  76. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    I am 35. :)
  77. Re: Guess the age of the above poster according to his wardrobe!

    I'd guess adam090273 is 28
  78. Re: Introducing someone to fragrances - which ten are a must-try?

    I'd probably start with easy sniffers then something more challenging

    Oud: Versace Oud Noir then Montale Dark Oud
    Woody/Spicy: Pal Zileri Sartoriale then Costume National Homme
    Chypre: Kiton Men...
  79. Re: Pick your top 3 'worst stinkers' from the person's wardrobe above you...!

    Derby, Rien, Bois du Portugal

    Old man trampled during a polo match, space medical waste and grandpa's sandalwoody armpits.

    Sorry!
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    [USA] Re: Niche & Designer | Hermes Bel Ami + Samples

    Bump
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    Re: 1/2 year *TOP 10*

    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Lubin - Itasca
    Gucci Pour Homme 2003
    Creed Aventus
    Dior Homme Sport 2008
    Acqua di Parma Colonia Leather
    Comme Des Garcons EDP 1994
    Carven - Homme
    CoSTUME...
  82. Re: Welcome to the first day of summer! Any fragrances you're testing out this summer?

    A pleasant summer leather: Mark Birley Charles Street
  83. Thread: Dior Homme

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Dior Homme

    I was sent a vintage silver stem from an eBay seller, and I actually prefer it to the current formulation.
    You dont realize how much cedar is in the new formula until you smell the old one.
    Quite a...
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    Re: Favorite YouTube Reviewer

    I know you're new, but we just did this over many pages.
    Please use the search function.

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/398056-Who-are-YOUR-favorite-fragrance-reviewers-on-youtube
  85. Re: Bought it, hated it, sold it, bought it again ... loved it :)

    Guerlain Homme Intense

    First i purchased the bottle without the metal front, with the white embossing, it was too thick of a scent with the jammy rhubarb, not enough mint. Way too sweet. Sold lt...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    40ml worth of Frapin Terre de Sarment. Making a decant from samples.
    An earthy, spicy clay.

    http://www.noventa-grados.com/e-shop/uploads/productos/2012-8-8-171050.jpg
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum Vendors?

    Fragrancenet, tester, $50.
    It was only available briefly, so keep your eyes peeled.
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    Re: Which fragrances ARE ahead of their time?

    As a women's fragrance (No) as a men's fragrance (Yes) definitely ahead of it's time[/QUOTE]

    This statement makes no sense to me.
    To me, Costume National Scent Intense seems like a prelude to...
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    Re: Which fragrances ARE ahead of their time?

    Costume National Scent Intense
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    While its discounted, I grabbed a small 50ml backup which is actually huge considering its a 1-2 spray fragrance.
    If I ever make it thru my 100ml bottle...

    CoSTUME NATIONAL HOMME on Overstock @...
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    Re: The best value in niche fragrances?

    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier (eccentric compositions, on eBay for cheap)
    Guerlain (technically niche)
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique (Mostly gourmands)
  92. Re: Any way to tell how much is in a non see through bottle?

    I do this, usually in a room with no windows or lights on.
    The only bottle is hasnt worked on is Costume National Scent Intense. That bottle is as dark as night, darker than Encre Noire.
  93. Thread: Lily direct

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Lily direct

    2013 (13x01)
  94. Thread: Lily direct

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Lily direct

    Yes. I bought Millesime Imperial and Virgin Island Water from them.
    No problems. Older batches too.
  95. Re: Your most expensive blind buy and how it turned out.

    Chopard - Oud Malaki $73

    Turned out great! A real tobacco gem. My new #1 tobacco.
  96. Re: Something similar to L'instant de Guerlain pour homme

    Carven - Homme (Added Lavender and Tobacco)
    Comme des Garcons 1994 EDP (Considerably spicier)
  97. Re: Carven's Mythical Unicorn - Le Vetiver EDP 2009

    Its a good thing.
    I think you'll like it.
    Its not a flashy vetiver. Stately but modern.

    Enjoy.
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    Re: Getting bored of sweet gourmands

    Tough to find now.
    Its VERY sweet and nuclear in projection for me.
    2 spray limit. I sold my NIB 100ml bottle for a big profit.
    I'll never get thru my 50ml bottle. I wore it once last year.
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    Re: Getting bored of sweet gourmands

    I think once it cools down you'll want to reach for a favorite.
    Have you tried Memoirs of a Trespasser? Its another vanilla but with a lot of wood.
    I'd probably narrow it down to a few favorites to...
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    Re: Fragrancenet up 5% price

    Yes sir!
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