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  1. Re: [UK] Fun size fragrant portions of happiness for your pleasures, olfactive and otherwise...

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    What a month! Big up to the mods for the free holiday, it placed everything in its correct perspective as it made me realize how much...
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    Re: Voting for Member Permanent Removal

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  3. Re: [UK] Fun size fragrant portions of happiness for your pleasures, olfactive and otherwise...

    Yeah, the new ones are pretty great. What makes them so good though is the weight as they're around 200g and have a great heft to them with sprayers that are even better than the blues. For me the...
  4. Re: [UK] Fun size fragrant portions of happiness for your pleasures, olfactive and otherwise...

    Interesting, thanks for the info on the labels folks. I'd actually chosen this size/style because of their adhesiveness and proportion as they worked well with both atomizer sizes but will pick up...
  5. Re: [UK] Fun size fragrant portions of happiness for your pleasures, olfactive and otherwise...

    New additions:


    D&G - The One EDP 30ml 22
    The elegant top notes of coriander, basil and grapefruit are leading to the heart where there is a warm blend of ginger, orange blossom and cardamom....
  6. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    All good bud, interested to hear what you make of them once you've tasted. They're in the supermarkets now but for some reason they had them displayed elsewhere so not in the soft drinks aisle, nor...
  7. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Tried all of them out now (straight, no chaser) and my thoughts follow. Excellent presentation as the designs look very retro and the glass bottles have a nice weight/best taste. Using the OG Coke as...
  8. Re: [UK] TOAK Kn/Un ft. Collistar - Acqua Wood, Tous - Man Intense & Etienne Aigner - First Class

    Thanks for the updates folks, interested to hear what you made of the three picks after giving them a spin.

    I was well impressed at the price/quality ratio and have nearly finished my decant of...
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    Re: How do I get that crispness?

    OP I addressed a similar topic in this thread:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/453959-Why-do-ultraniche-fragrances-not-smell-expensive

    That you may find interesting.
  10. Re: [UK] TOAK Kn/Un ft. Collistar - Acqua Wood, Tous - Man Intense & Etienne Aigner - First Class

    Busy rolling up another fat one for the TOAKers and my intuition was bang on, these bes three great scents. Impressions:


    Tous Intense - A very chameleonic scent, for sure. Its like thumbing...
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    I really like the way the oud accord smells creamy in this one, anyone inhaled anything else that uses it in a similar way? No barnyard!
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    Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    Bleu de Chanel really fits the bill based on your spec, Missoni - Pour Homme follows its lead but does it own thing at a much lower price. I also think you'd enjoy Escentric - Molecule 01, Coach -...
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    Re: Decaration....without the cumin note.

    Karl Lagerfeld - Bois de Vetiver reminded me a lot of Declaration without that stanky cumin. Its not a strong, wears a lot more airily but is cheap enough to give a punt as it smells decent and is...
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    *looks at name*

    *sees bottle*

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    Re: Smells Like Money

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBEwjRYOSqA
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    You do realize that by attempting to disprove my point you've just proved it via your last statement?
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    Was on the splits a while back and it took ages for one bottle to fill but once it did we went through another couple in an instant and the feedback from everyone was that it was a fantastic...
  18. Re: Zegna Madras Cardamom - Latest Essenze Release!

    Update:

    Full wearing and it has much less in common with Uomo on first sniff as the Zegna develops very differently on skin. Brings the coffee/cardamon accord from Intoxicated By Kilian to mind...
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Its a curious effect that expands beyond the hipster realm but once you've spotted it it becomes quite ubiquitous, as illustrated (NB: These are all apparently strangers just snapped fortuitously to...
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    Re: Parfums De Marly Herod Performance.

    Diluted quite a bit a while ago. The original sample I had was almost red in colour and the latest juice I split was much paler and had a significant drop off in performance in comparison.
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Youtube reviewers (and their stupid face thumbnails plus other related gimmicks) are almost universally full of shit. Either they're blatant free bottle craving shills or they'll say whatever it...
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Speaking of hipsters this article:



    And its immense layer of amusing irony really made me laugh as does the whole subgenus of hipsterism itself and what it purports to represent and actually is.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtVIvmOPHOQ

    I would ignore list you but Lorenzo is out of Benzos and your posts have an inherent, shall we say, soporific quality... Quite surprised by your...
  24. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I shall spread the gospel to the apostles!
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    Re: Smells Like Money

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  26. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/462133-For-Beginners-Men-Women-Your-Complete-and-Versatile-EIGHT-Bottle-Wardrobe-for-200-Or-Less

    Enjoy
  27. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    :lolk:
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    The notes from these scents sound very unusual and thats a breath of fresh air compared to their peers.
  29. Re: Zegna Madras Cardamom - Latest Essenze Release!

    This is actually quite good. Smells a lot fresher than I expected and it blend of coffee and cardamon really is quite beautiful and alluring. Far more wearable than Indian Spice that it replaces...
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Nice one, thanks
  31. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Anyone who spends a $150 on that sweater deserves to be flown to Dubai and used as a porta pottie by the natives. Enjoy your trip!
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Is Intense any good? How does it compare to the original in terms of feel? Never tried it as the notes seemed totally different.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Noticed it a few times in a few different 18 batches. Its nowhere near as loud and has a totally different character to the smoke of vintage but you can definitely pick up a wisp of it here and there...
  34. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Maybe @Mr. Prince is a descendant of @Sheik Yerbouti :p

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/3c32e693c7a613bd791d7cfd19786f0a/tenor.gif?itemid=11118285

    Just another day in the life...

    *jumps in...
  35. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Don't you think its more fun that way otherwise it just becomes another snoozefest list thread thats been done ad infinitum as the aim is to get people to share the why behind the wow so we have...
  36. Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    And by that I mean punch above their weight? Smell like a million bucks without charging that and each time you sniff make you think "This is an amazing scent and at this price point is a stunner...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Sure thing bud, there are a lot of people (some evidently shilling, a few trolling and a handful that seem genuine) who do enjoy Viking but my impression of that one hasn't changed from the first...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I still find it to be a totally redundant release with none of the charm of uniqueness of the original at all and am quite perplexed as to who Creed thought would actually want to buy this mess? If...
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    Re: Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    In my experience the vast majority of clonesharks are more miss than hit as they often only attempt to mimic the opening (poorly) and then segue into a nondescript base which entirely misses the...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Problem?






    Being worked on? :lolk:
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    If you haven't checked the thread already please do as I expected pretty much the same until I actually inhaled it. Stunning scent with outstanding performance.
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Dior Sauvage Parfum 2017 - The best in the business and all round fantastic fragrance.
  43. Re: NEW: The Merchant of Venice - Venetian Blue Intense !

    I am wonderful!
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Why thank you!
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Yikes! I can't even imagine what a skanky cantaloupe would smell like or whether that is something I'd want to inhale :confused: Do you have a link to your impressions of the pair please?
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    CK Escape used to have a huge melon note back in the days, no idea how it smells now though. A&F Fierce Intense is another one with a watermelon accord but I haven't managed to procure a sample of it...
  47. Re: [UK] TOAK Kn/Un ft. Collistar - Acqua Wood, Tous - Man Intense & Etienne Aigner - First Class

    JdA = 1 x 50ml, 4 x 10ml and BP = 1 x 10ml remaining. I only use one type of 10ml atomizer thats multiplied for the allocation size, all 50mls ship in glass as illustrated on front page. Anything...
  48. Re: Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    First time hearing of Lacoste L'Homme as I don't really check for this house and its spruced up deodorant releases. Reviews say its very much like The One but with a citrus twist? Really? Any BNers...
  49. Re: [UK] Simone Andreoli Malibu, PdM Percival, Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Chopard Noble Cedar, Avent

    Thanks for the updates and feedback folks. The scents really do need the heat in order to perform so I'll be interested in hearing what you make of them once the sun comes out. New splits on the...
  50. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Gotcha, deliberately being obtuse then. Say hello to my little ignore list!
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    Yep. But the way it did was something else as it wasn't ever thick, cloying or too much plus it didn't cause anosmia at all, just radiated olfactive goodness on all around you like you were some...
  52. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Seeing as you hypocritically and stealthily edited your initial sarcasm that I'd replied to in kind I'll elucidate:

    It seems you aren't getting the gist of what I say, possibly due to English not...
  53. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

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  54. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

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  55. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    As Slayerized said above the Fraiche version comes the closest but it is different due to to tweaks. It doesn't have the same feel and use of contrast as the original and is quite a bit simpler....
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    Re: L'Eau d'Issey Flanker Thread

    The original Issey has literally been watered down into a shell of its former self numerous times so the current version is homeopathic. The original 90s juice was some stonking stuff that would fill...
  58. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    Of course it is. Aventus, unlike the others you listed, is pretty much a definer of a vibe. It bought its own style to the table due to its combination and juxtaposition of accords - a melody if you...
  59. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    I don't think so as I'd checked the press release and they said it would be released from the start of the month plus liquor stores round here don't tend to stock relatively obscure things like this...
  60. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Checked a couple of places and neither of them had heard of/stocked these new releases yet.
  61. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    Isn't how they did that so amazing? It captures the ice lolly vibe so well that you can almost taste it! If St Barts performed like this it would be a winner but out of all of the VIW clones I've...
  62. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Exactly! The legend of how Fahrenheit was birthed rings so true for me because the scent itself smells so timeless and is an olfactive law unto itself. This makes it the very antithesis of modern AI...
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    Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    Issey Miyake - Or Encens
  64. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Sometimes a scent comes along and just captures the zeitgeist perfectly with its appeal. Issey was definitely the Aventus of its day and in many ways ushered in trends that reverberate still even if...
  65. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Interesting, what would make you think that? I do agree that there is something very special about Aventus and aside from the captives which give its sheen there is definitely some other kind of...
  66. Re: Found a new gem: Aqua Essence Pour Homme EDT

    Theres a heck of a lot of notes in there for a cheapie:

    Top notes
    Lime, Lemon, Tangerine–Orange Aroma, Orange, Jasmine, Bergamot, Neroli

    Middle notes
    Rosemary, Mignonette, Rose, Coriander,...
  67. Re: Latest Issey Miyake - Pulse Of the Night!

    The notes look great:


    Top Notes
    Frankincense
    Heart Notes
    Tonka bean, Patchouli, Labdanum
    Base Notes
    Vetiver, Sandalwood, Vanilla
  68. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    Don't say that too loud as some people on here lose their shit when they see the truth. I've maintained from the jump that Sauvage was an AI driven creation due to a) how it smells b) the effect it...
  69. Re: JPG Le Male 2011 - vintage or reformulated?

    High chance its been reformed:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/319091-whats-your-honest-opinion-on-jean-paul-le-male?p=2791267&viewfull=1#post2791267

    You need a 2009 at latest to ensure the...
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    Re: Random ! TdH edt or Eau Savauge 2017

    You down with ESP? Yeah you know me!
  71. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    Heck yes.

    I'd never buy a Creed at retail. Ever. And there are countless frags I like the sound of but won't even sample as the price per ml factor means they are way above what I'd class as a...
  72. Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    One of the recent phenomenon I've noticed that seems to be becoming more and more common these days is the Frankenstein approach to scent creation that was ushered in by Sauvage where you take an...
  73. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    The difference between my posts and yours is that is that people don't spontaneously develop narcolepsy when my words hit their eyes. :vrolijk_1:
    ...
  74. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    You suck and here's why you should @#$% off :p
  75. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    You have to really smell it to see why. Everything I've said in the review is true in terms of the downsides against the original but its upsides are actually viscerally good and thats kind of hard...
  76. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Few new additions, PdM Sedley isn't available yet but will add it the moment it is. Purple Label is the Aventus prototype mentioned in this thread and is worth a sniff to see if you can pick up the...
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    Tried a sample of this today and I really like it. Its a modern gourmand which differentiates itself with a great Tiramisu accord that is served with a healthy slug of Ambroxan. Definitely agree that...
  78. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    The Simone Andreoli - Malibu has just arrived and will be shipping tomorrow. My impressions are in this thread and its 2 thumbs all the way up. Wow, great stuff!
  79. Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    https://pimages.parfumo.de/480/107375_img-7478-simone_andreoli-malib__party_in_the_bay_480.webp

    Wow.

    Just wow.

    Composition:

    Top Notes Lime
    Heart Notes Coconut water, Sugar
  80. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Whilst not a true cola experience Nobile Estroverso certainly has that vibe as does Escada Magnetism which actually captures the fizz of a freshly opened tin of Vanilla Coke.
  81. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    And thats A&F - Authentic Bottle 2 wrapped. Will list a new one when its properly released.
  82. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    And with proper sugar and none of that HFCS crap you lot get. Something about the real thing in glass bottle (and yes, you can taste the difference between can/plastic/glass - the bubbles have a...
  83. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    They look and sound absolutely wonderful.
  84. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Agreed on the price. The new PdMs are always ridiculously overpriced for what they are and thats why I usually wait until they start discounting them/increasing distribution as that reflects what...
  85. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    The people have spoken :lolk: I'm looking into PdM Sedley and Percival at the moment and will update once I've confirmed availability.


    AC gets a lot more interesting when its really hot as the...
  86. Re: Sour note in dry down of Music f.a. While + Au coeur du desert?

    Its most likely patchouli, there are loads of different types of it which vary in how they smell as the raw stuff can be quite funky/earthy but it can also be quite smooth and refined after...
  87. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    Sure thing bud, thats doable. Will let you know.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Yeah, I'd agree.

    Spoken on it before about how they "Chanelized" the fragrance and smoothed off all the rough edges to make it much more palatable for the masses as the original take was the...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    First impressions on card:

    Opens with a strong, fresh orangey blast of mandarin that reminds you a lot of Chanel/Acqua di Parma because the notes are very familiar as are the zillion other freshie...
  90. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    First impression of AC:

    Opens with a strong, fresh orangey blast of mandarin that reminds you a lot of Chanel/Acqua di Parma because the notes are very familiar as are the zillion other freshie...
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    Re: Latest Mancera - Precious Oud!

    Wow, they are some notes:

    Top Notes
    Bergamot, Laotian oud, Leather, Whisky
    Heart Notes
    Rose, Magnolia, Violet, Tiramisu, Patchouli
    Base Notes
    Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Amber, Oakmoss...
  92. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    Woohoo! Take that BSing BNers! :p

    I've just realized that for all this brouhaha I've never featured PL on the splits as I'd been sent a couple of ml to try it out ages ago when I couldn't get a...
  93. Thread: Purple Label

    by Palmolive
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    Re: Purple Label

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/463072-Creed-Aventus-was-obviously-made-by
  94. Re: Thinking of going FRAGRANCE FREE this summer...

    Here in the UK summer is the time to get spraying! Everything just smells so much better as it leaps off your bronzed, taut skin with a lot more diffusion for the fortnight or so when its warm :p
    ...
  95. Re: [UK] VC&A Reve d'Encens, Simone Andreoli Malibu, PR Invictus Legend, Guerlain Ideal Cool + Avent

    AC hasn't even landed yet but this little beauty has and its an absolute stunner that may just steal its thunder, check the notes:

    Top notes are grapefruit, bergamot and pink pepper; middle notes...
  96. Thread: Purple Label

    by Palmolive
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    Re: Purple Label

    I'd actually set that one up for ZC to come and swoop through with a zinger as we practice our comedy duo act but it looks like we may as well make a trio and hit the road!
  97. Re: One that I don't see much talk on, Missoni Parfum Pour Homme

    Really? I can't even see where you'd be sniffing from to see that one as the character of the scents and the only note in common is lavender which is next to non existent on my skin. Still, things...
  98. Thread: Purple Label

    by Palmolive
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    Re: Purple Label

    For those crying BS, its smell may remind you of that due to the similar notes but the shape of the scent is pure Aventus. :beer:
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    Re: Perfume Calligraphy by Aramis

    Great info ZC, I had wondered the backstory of these uber niched out compositions and how they ended up being quite so amazing.
  100. Thread: Purple Label

    by Palmolive
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    Re: Purple Label

    :lolk: Its just what comes to mind when you weigh up its smell, the probable history, players involved and its ridiculously low but oddly not discontinued profile as your thread highlights.

    As I...
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