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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Scott that's a fantastic explanation. Many thanks for that!!!
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    Re: Vacation Fragances for Hot Weather

    I would go for something like Rive Gauche vintage or Geranium Pour Monsieur, both of which are great performers in the heat.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance for exams!

    This is sound advice. Wear something inoffensive that won't distract you, but rather relaxes you a bit so that you can be calm when you write down your answers.

    Good luck from me too! I'm sure...
  4. Thread: Leathers

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    Re: Leathers

    Good to see the AdP top of your list! :)
    It's a really well made scent by AdP with the quality that you'd expect.
  5. Thread: New Fragrance

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    Re: New Fragrance

    If you like mint, which is abundant in the Mediterranean parts of the world, I suggest you ask your folks to seek out Frederic Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur. I recently discovered this one and find...
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    Re: Clive Christian scents

    Same here. Very underwhelmed by this range...
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    Re: Help choosing a fragrance for husband

    I would steer clear of Green Irish Tweed if he doesn't like mint. I know, it's not a stated note, but I have had people tell be in the past that I am wearing a 'minty perfume', so one to be cautious...
  8. Re: Clean, fresh, yet distinctive recommendations (men's)

    Welcome to basenotes, gromit!!

    There are plenty to choose from, depending on how much you are willing to spend.

    Easily available on the high street:
    - Terre d' Hermes, is a great one
    -...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Thanks, Scott. Very useful response.

    I note my Geranium Pour Monsieur bottle is 91% by vol. Given this isn't much of an EdP in terms of strength, projection, etc but Malle's claim to be an EdP,...
  10. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Plenty of niche to choose from...

    Amouage Epic is one to look into, as is Villoresi's Sandalo.

    Looking further, there's Diptyque, L'Artisan and MPeG to choose from. Not mentioning Frederic...
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    It is awesome I know, but another really good one (with maybe two seconds longer longevity) is Truefitt & Hill's offering of the same name. Very fresh lime zesty scent. Great summertime 'pick me up'...
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    Re: PoaL & Tobacco Rose Comparisons?

    I haven't tried Tobacco Rose, but I thought I'd make the following observation about POAL, having just got a sample and gone totally bonkers over it. Both myself and my wife love it!! (My bank...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    For me, I only own three that have the note in there in high doses:

    - Amouage's Homage Attar
    - Amouage's Epic Man
    - Diptyque's Eau Lente*

    * OK this contains opoponax, knows otherwise as sweet...
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    Very good range of products, but they can be found even cheaper than that if you look around!! Some sellers on ebay seem to be selling testers or other random products from their range at really good...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    Acqua di Parma Colonia original

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  16. Re: FS AdP Mirto di Panarea, Annick Goutal Eau du Sud (UK only) ***FINAL REDUCTIO...

    Bump. Something for the weekend, BNers?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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  18. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Zegna's Essenza di Zegna
    Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Amouage Homage Attar
  19. Thread: Tuscan Leather

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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    I haven't been a fan of any Tom Ford ever, so I would go for the Acqua di Parma as well. Much better overall scent if you ask me and a highlight for 2014!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Re: What is The Difference Between EDP and EDT?

    The Glossary of Terms in Just Starting Out is a good read for questions like these.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    If you have already tried Epic Man but prefer Epic Woman, try also Epic Woman in the extrait strength. Beautiful stuff. For me though, it's got to be Epic Man all the way.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

    Rive Gauche, vintage
  25. Thread: Scent for my wife

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    Re: Scent for my wife

    My wife has recently got into the respectable AdP Acqua Nobile line. Think her favourite is Gelsomino (jasmine). Not your average floral scents as they are blended very nicely with woods and other...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Nice one, Claire!! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed

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  28. Thread: Edp/edt

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    Re: Edp/edt

    There is no Terre d' Hermes EDP. It is in fact a Pure Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Dominique Ropion's superb Geranium Pour Monsieur, once again!

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  30. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée name change to Eau de Parfum?

    There goes another one then...

    I'll try and check here from the UK counters and see if I can find out more info.
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    I'm surprised by your findings too, MM. I get straight up coffee right from the top of EdI. Admittedly, I don't own a bottle right now (mainly due to budget restrictions), but this is more of a...
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    Re: What does ozonic mean?

    Done - thanks!
  33. Thread: Finally!

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    Re: Finally!

    Wow, it's rare that anyone says thank you here these days :)

    Makes us mods really happy that our community is of benefit to people around the globe. Happy days.
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    Re: What does ozonic mean?

    If it's OK with you Diamondflame, I'd like to pinch your description and use it in the Just Starting Out Glossary thread here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/381112-Glossary-of-Terms

    If anyone...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Millesime Imperial today
  36. Re: MPG Ambre Precieux - Clear Bottle vs. Red Bottle?

    I only thought they came in 100ml bottles as per the red one pictured.

    I do recall people saying that some other MPeG scents came in 90ml sizes - these were the pre-reformulated versions. Santal...
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger is great to my nose. I last wore it in 1992 though!! Still, cheap as chips and very nice scent overall. It's not popular at all this side of the pond.

    Aramis by Aramis...
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    Re: Citrus/Fresh Scent - lasts long and projects?

    Have you tried anything from Annick Goutal, such as Eau d' Hadrien or Eau du Sud?
    I can easily get 12-15 hours from each of these. They are superb citrus on top, woods in the base scents and are...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 11, 2014

    Rive Gauche (vintage) Pour Homme
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    Re: Fredrick Malle or Nassamato Pardon

    Once you're in to Malle, there is no way out. I can see Geranium not being my only purchase from them - the more I discover the line, the more addicted I get to it!!
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    Re: Fredrick Malle or Nassamato Pardon

    Having only just discovered Malle, I also tend to prefer their scents to Nasomatto.
    I adore Geranium Pour Monsieur, which is a great alternative to the usual summer citruses, plus some other gems as...
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    I haven't noticed oakmoss in the base of SN, but whatever is there, the base and generally the dry down overall is just wonderful.

    As far as EdI goes, the coffee in this one is at the top which is...
  43. Poll: Re: Diptyque Philosykos vs. By Kilian Bamboo Harmony

    Having recently bought Philosykos EdP, I can totally recommend it.
    Very authentic fig scent - including the milk, tree bark and fig leaves.
  44. Poll: Re: Suicidal Question: How similar are GIT and Cool Water?

    Agree with Ken. When I was a novice I thought they were very similar, but GIT seems to be more smooth in the dry down, whilst having a salty/woody tone to it. The violet leaves in the mid is also...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Orange Blossom Fragrances

    Look for Neroli Special Reserve by a private perfumery based in Scotland known as Castle Forbes. Very luxurious indeed.

    Alternatively, my other recommendation would be the Czech and Speake of the...
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    Yikes, you mean you don't have lunchtime visits to the mall, monthly flights to the centre of Paris and your favourite retailer sending you samples through the post regularly?
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    Re: thescentsampler.co.uk very dissapointed

    I have ordered samples from Les Senteurs. The vial arrived shattered to pieces on one occasion (envelope smelling of Sel Marin was awesome!) and on another the sample never showed up. Still, they...
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    Re: thescentsampler.co.uk very dissapointed

    Had never heard of this company before today. I suppose problems like this are not always welcome, but if they get their act together, a bit of competition never hurt anyone!
  50. Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    It's really down to the individual, but Epic Woman EdP and Epic Woman Extrait have been popular here amongst many Basenoters.
  51. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Vintage Rive Gauche for me. It's a superb scent, but the newer version is just a joke. When I smelt it in store I thought I was on candid camera or something!
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    Re: Help with new women's fragrance

    If roses is the theme, I am going to recommend two favourites of mine for you:

    Collection Extraordinaire Rose Velours by Van Cleef & Arpels
    Sa Majeste la Rose by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Creed original santal

    Agree that OS is one of the strongest Creeds around. Projects like mad to the point you'd want to make it quieten down...

    My experience of dishwasher strength though is that it too is quite...
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    Re: New tauer packaging!

    I remember reading a blog on Andy's site about new packaging some time ago now. I can't for the life of me remember when that was though!

    I think the new packaging is still elegant, but primarily...
  55. Thread: Havana by Aramis??

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    Re: Havana by Aramis??

    There's always a risk with buying blind, but do check the multiple reviews and threads on here regarding this spice bombshell. It's my favourite tobacco scent, but as others have said, I don't reach...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Malle's masterpiece Geranium Pour Monsieur
  57. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    If I don't like a scent enough to want to wear it more than once, or to like it fully as you say, then the fragrance is not worthy of being in my wardrobe.

    As for my friends or colleagues, I...
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    Re: Citrus economical fragrance

    I've had very good experiences with Eau du Sud and Eau d' Hadrian by Annick Goutal. Don't buy it at retail price and you can get it for quite a lot less if you look around, but not sure if you could...
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    For me, it has to be AdP Colonia Leather without a doubt. Been very impressed with this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday,August 6, 2014

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    Re: Montale and Mancera in the UK

    LOL, Davem. I was going to suggest to my wife that we spend a "weekend in Paris"!!! :)
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    Re: Looking for a good atomizer in the UK

    I agree the Creed atomisers are over the top in price, but their quality is actually worse.

    In my opinion, if you have the cash get one from the Hermes boutique. They are much more elegant and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    I've rediscovered this one recently... going to have to be making a purchase of this soon!
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    Re: What fragrance matches your occupation ?

    Have to say that this thread made me laugh - very original!!
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    Re: The Best Patchouly ever...

    There are quite a few to choose from. However, as to which is the best, it's down to what sort of fragrance you'd like to see this note mixed up in. Here are some of my favourites which should...
  66. Thread: Leathers

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    Re: Leathers

    AdP's Colonia Leather is a good one. Bit on the pricey side, but it's one that I could get used to myself. Very authentic leather smell and quite long lasting too.
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    Re: Two new releases from Montale!

    Oh good, another oud-rose scent from Montale. Just what the world needs.

    As some of you can tell, I've been rather unimpressed with this house lately...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Went with Rive Gauche vintage again today - this one is becoming a real favourite. Can't get enough of it!
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    Re: Montale and Mancera in the UK

    I agree with yarn. Prices were £145 per 100ml bottle which to me is way over the top. Go to F&M and try it out. Then order from the website or even a discounter like fragrance net
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    Re: Montale and Mancera in the UK

    Think it's the Montale that are exclusive to them. Sorry should have phrased my original post in a better way.
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    Montale and Mancera in the UK

    UK Basenoters may be more than happy to hear that Montale and Mancera are now exclusives at London's Fortnum and Mason store in Piccadilly.
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    Re: Xerjoff discovery set 2

    Does that include Alexandria the limited edition?
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    Re: Xerjoff discovery set 2

    Is there just one discovery set or are there several?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    I'm with Jack. One spray and it was enough to make me feel nauseous.
    If you really need a tobacco scent, Havana by Aramis is your answer. TV is as like every Tom Ford creation these days unwearable,...
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    Re: In Search of Seasonal Fragrance Suggestions

    I would say a nice fig scent is ideal for summer. My choice is Diptyque's Philosykos (which means 'friend of fig'). Brings back memories of a Greek summer on a sun-soaked Mediterranean island.

    I...
  76. FS AdP Mirto di Panarea, Annick Goutal Eau du Sud ***UK ONLY***

    Fragrances for sale (UK only):

    - Near full (as pictured), 100ml bottle of Eau du Sud by Annick Goutal.
    Asking £30 for UK delivery only. RRP £79.99.

    - Near full (as pictured), 75ml bottle of...
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Obviously, my comment depends on the exact situation in your home town/area, but I think it's worth pointing out that SN works wonders in cold weather. By cold I mean winter - snow and blankets, hot...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    Mirto for me, followed by Arancia, both of which my wife loves a lot as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Rive Gauche (vintage)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Think the sandalwood is a bit more obvious in this but realistically speaking it is masterfully put together with the coffee and incense note so the sandalwood is playing more of a supporting role in...
  82. Re: How long do you wait after a shower until you apply your fragrance?

    This isn't a bad thing IMHO. I was once told by an AdP sales rep (I think) to try spraying it on still wet out of the shower before towelling dry. Was told to then apply either a moisturiser or a...
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    Epic Man for me all the way as well. I don't mind Colonia's take on oud, but Epic Man is the by far the only oud scent that I can bear. Oud Wood on the other hand is off-putting for me.
  84. Re: Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    IMHO -

    TdH original formulation > Pure Parfum > TdH current formulation

    I currently only own the Parfum, but the original EdT formulation is what got me into Hermes. It was undoubtedly my no 1...
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Santal Noble is also laced with amber. I get a lot of coffee in the opening, which admittedly is nicely done, then lots of amber and vanilla. It gets its sweetness from the vanilla, but nonetheless...
  86. Article: 15 things you didn't know about men's fragrances

    Quite an old one (2008), but I stumbled on it in so thought I'd post it here as well. It's from the UK's Daily Mail newspaper, so don't hold your breath!

    Here it is:...
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Stuigi, a very good point for discussion indeed. Can't for the life of me believe this hasn't been explicitly discussed here before.

    Personally I think we are already in the post-oud era with...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    SUPERB fragrance, Jon!

    Wearing Mirto di Panarea today by AdP
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    Poll: Re: Jardin Sur Le Nil vs. Terre D'Hermes

    I agree both scents are good enough to own both.

    I wouldn't be without either. The Sur Le Nil range has some hidden gems in the range but not all are good enough to own IMHO.

    Agree with Mr...
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    Re: Les Senteurs In-Store Samples

    Disappointing news for me too. I preferred to go to the store to get samples (even if central London is hard for me to get to these days), as their postal service left a lot to be desired for......
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Fragrances where spay count is huge!

    Amouage Memoir is like this IMHO. One spray is enough to wipe out an army!
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    Re: Fragrances where spray count is huge!

    I can fix that ;)
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    Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    In addition to the above, I would also suggest Geranium Pour Monsieur by F. Malle. Wonderful minty scent that really stands strong throughout the whole day. Got my hands on this one recently as well...
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    Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    I've been getting a long blast of citrus freshness lately from Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud. I only recently discovered it, but it isn't a bad citrus. The notes seem to last the whole day. It's quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Millesime Imperial
  97. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Gerbick, both scents are exactly what I had in mind.

    That wormwood/oregano combo are enough to conjure up feelings of sadness for me and the dark rose in 88 remind me of similar feelings.
  98. Thread: You get one....

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    Re: You get one....

    1. Santal Noble - MPeG
    2. Aventus - Creed
    3. Indonesian Oud - Zegna
    4. Bel Ami - Hermes
    5. Philosykos - Diptyque
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    Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    Can't believe I didn't suggest Gucci PH II before as well. Awesome fragrance that's quite underrated.
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    Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    I too have finally understood what GIT is all about and I love the violets in that one.

    Invasion Barbare is one where violets are quite prominent. I can't see the hype in this one - it's just...
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