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  1. Re: Why are DESIGNER and CELEBRITY fragrances frowned upon...?

    Nothing. Same perfumers, same aromachemical manufacturers. There's no substantive difference. You'll note that Tom Ford, a designer who has nothing to do with perfume development, is well liked....
  2. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    The time we live in is one in which there are literally thousands of perfumes available, with hundreds released every year. There is absolutely no reason to give any particular one of them a chance....
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    Re: Best fragrance for the least money?

    Again? I bought my 200ml for $23 the last time the price tanked after the world thought it had become some rare commodity and then found out it was wrong.
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    Re: Best fragrance for the least money?

    Since Zino was already mentioned a couple of times, franck olivier black touch.

    Also, I'm surprised bergamotto marino has been forgotten. And no 360 red.
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    Re: What's the most daring, animalic fragrance?

    I've got vintage monsieur lanvin and aramis I'd stack up against most, plus tenere that I can't quite enjoy. I think LO smells quite wearable and Kouros eau de sport is wonderfully fresh.
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    Re: NEW: Amouage Beach Hut

    I'm wondering where the idea that Tom Ford was a perfumer came from.
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    Re: New Tom Ford Fragrance: Fucking Fabulous

    well, get cracking

    There is nothing interesting, artisticc, unique, or relevant about the name. Because it is TF, people are ascribing qualities to this low hanging fruit that just don't really...
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    Re: Give it a few more wearings...

    I am not talking about judging top notes off a strip, I mean someone posting their dislike after a handful of full wearings. Which is deemed insufficient. How and why is that not enough, and what...
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    Give it a few more wearings...

    Is this perhaps the most inane and vacuous advice possible? Is it a willful ignorance of neural adaptation, despite olfactory fatigue being a well worn scapegoat for poor performance or lousy...
  10. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    Edit/delete if this post is ill advised

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/435385-I-received-some-extremely-bad-news-that-I-d-like-to-share-with-my-Basenotes-family

    Hope this is taken the right...
  11. Re: Would Jubilation XXV suit a university student?

    I wear it to work quite often, nothing at all offputting about it. Sweet and not quite heady. Aventus would cause more issues with that smoky birch.
  12. Re: What are the top 5 hyped fragrances on Basenotes?

    There's no such thing as deserved praise from the masses. That's merely groupthink. If someone hates it, they aren't wrong. As such, someone liking it isn't right, either. If something is popular, it...
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    Thomas Azier - Ghostcity
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued

    Huh, it isn't out of stock on the French site, the page is gone. That's not the same thing. And I doubt they would crack open remaining bottles and dump them down the drain, so what's for sale on...
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    There's also the fact that there's no new content anyway. Stop making top ten lists, stop making work recommendation lists, stop making seasonal lists, stop making vintage hunting topics, stop asking...
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    referencing the "best" has nothing to do with ranked lists and comparisons?

    yeah, ok
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    Re: Can we stop it with the "BEST" stuff?

    Or maybe people could snag up a little reading comprehension.

    And best certainly doesn't mean favorite in all instances. Such that, a person can have an opinion on the best clubbing perfume while...
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    Re: Armani Code spray broken

    can also file through the metal, use a hacksaw blade, dremel tool, slipjoint pliers, pick & hook set, or a nail.
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    Re: Fragrance the new second hand smoke?

    You equate a relatively minor issue, involving aromachemicals used in the majority of household and skincare goods, to an established carcinogen, with second-hand smoke associated cancer and heart...
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    Re: LVMH to purchase Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Ah, more lhomme ideal and sauvage

    Nestle literally wants to own fresh water sources so they can control pricing, there's a good global citizen.

    And acquisitions don't happen so more money can...
  21. Re: Looking for a long lasting odp that can handle extreme physical exertion in an office environmen

    a bit more serious, you seem a tobacco fan, so

    Avant Garde
    Chergui
    Dreamer
    The One EDP
    Code
  22. Re: Looking for a long lasting odp that can handle extreme physical exertion in an office environmen

    yeah, quit playing very aggressive ping pong
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    Re: Fragrance the new second hand smoke?

    I'm sorry that you think the rest of the world revolves around you. Second hand smoke is not a health concern due to the overactive immune systems of a small percentage of the population, it is a...
  24. Re: Just under $10,000 of cologne and perfume stolen

    They were worth 9400, as that is what the thieves avoided paying for 100 brand new perfumes from a brick and mortar ulta. But maybe if you email the local prosecutor, they'll gladly reduce the charge...
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    Re: Fragrance the new second hand smoke?

    It's like laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid, air freshener, carpet deodorizer, skin lotion, deodorant, and every packaged non perishable item you ever see in any grocery store or pharmacy are all...
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    Re: Fragrance the new second hand smoke?

    There's activity induced asthma, so exercise is as unhealthy as second hand smoke. The mental gymnastics used to justify intellectual dishonesty and generate false equivalence should medal in the...
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    Re: Perfume and Radiation

    What could conceivably even happen, a few electrons get knocked loose? I can't even see that happening to a measurable degree several miles away, behind some brick walls, next to any plastic...
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    Favorite unscented perfume?

    I know of Helvetica, Josie Maran Love unscented, and Xyrena $cam. Anything else?
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    Re: Finally got Bentley Intense for men

    Can't wear it any longer (and can't seem to take it off the currently wearing BN thingy, for years now) First few weeks I adored it, but then I found that the booze/incense accords clashed so badly...
  30. Re: perfumes u will never purchase or regret purchasing

    dunno about the others, but for me its because they actively shut down splitters by lying and claiming they are selling fake fragrance, and the president of the company has had more than one claim of...
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    Re: Recommend a young Tom Ford fragrance

    Oud Wood or Noir Extreme for compliment factor.

    Vetivers, lol.
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    Re: How does Dior Homme behaves on dates?

    My ex's favorite, APOM was second, GPH II third. She always loved how the scent would linger, even after just a hug at lunch.
  33. Re: Do you ever think about how long a bottle will last you? *STATS INSIDE*

    I take my actual rotation with the actual number of sprays I use. 2.6 sprays per wearing on average for my usage. I don't wear every single day, but if I did it would be 949 sprays per year. So,...
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    Most complimented 2016?

    The sticky has become a running tally of individual compliments rather than a guesstimate of the best performers.

    So, how about a thread about your most complimented overall, not a blog for each...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    This just in: a $50 price decrease is a mark up, because if you say it was marked down, you are speaking falsely. But, you are not lying. That's... a totally different thing.

    People would rather...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread

    lol
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    Poll: Where are standards heading

    For niche and designer, which way are quality standards moving for the products you are seeing on shelves or online? Are they getting better or worse as a whole?
  38. Re: What Fragrance would you drop $200-500 for even though it doesn't project well (skin scent) ?

    An actual skin scent, as in not pretending that the term means something else? None. I do not want to have to put nose to skin in order to smell it. And the longer it stays that way, the worse. So...
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    Re: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Got this for less than vintage la nuit is going for, and I like it. Not really "niche", which TF isn't as he's literally a designer and this isn't a PB, but scratches the itch for a spicy people...
  40. Re: Will Brexit increase the cost of British Perfume houses & hence the price for us consumers ??

    I genuinely don't understand this sentence. It seems to suggest that "elite" persons are not allowed to be upset, that their indignation should not be recognized, or, that any opinion they hold...
  41. Re: Will Brexit increase the cost of British Perfume houses & hence the price for us consumers ??

    Yes, there are several interviews and quotes from perfumers staying that a $100 bottle of perfume has $2-3 worth of aromachemical ingredients. The rest is alcohol, water, the bottle, the packaging,...
  42. Re: Nearly 6 months into 2016. Are there any standout releases?

    Lol, what happens in January, they change the year and blow the mind of anyone reading the first couple pages?
  43. Re: Nearly 6 months into 2016. Are there any standout releases?

    Title seems confusing, thread was started right at 3 months into the year.
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    Re: Rolex Of Fragrances?

    Tom Ford?

    Rolex isn't the best quality noir the most expensive, but extremely well known and priced well above what most people can/will pay. I don't think creed meets the name recognition with...
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    Re: This guy is ... interesting.

    Doesn't look much like him. Earlobe shape, brows, underbite, hair color, and moles don't match well.
  46. Re: Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme & flankers reformulations?

    Could you shut the hell up with your multiple posts, unnecessary quoting, and pissant petty personal vendetta that has nothing to do with the topic? Or will you continue to waste thousands of...
  47. Thread: DH cousins?

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    Re: DH cousins?

    Ok, just bought apparition intense. Left field didn't even see that coming.

    Probably gonna order PS Man as well.
  48. Thread: DH cousins?

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    DH cousins?

    To open, I am not seeking absolute clones. Dior Homme is my gf's favorite, and I'd like some suggestions on other perfumes in the vicinity of it to offer me some variety while hopefully keeping her...
  49. Re: Which of Today's fragrances will stand the Test of Time?

    One million, code, versace PH, bleu, nothing else sells well enough. DH isn't as widely available, and the sport and eau flankers don't sell well enough. No niche has a chance at the market share...
  50. Re: Do Chanel Exclusifs and Dior Privee cost more to make than Chanel and Dior designers?

    No doubt. A frame breaking release is good for any industry, here's hoping. :thumbup:
  51. Re: Do Chanel Exclusifs and Dior Privee cost more to make than Chanel and Dior designers?

    The salient point is that all those ingredients add up to jasmine, one accord. The number of inputs is rather unimportant, particularly since more units are used to reduce price. It's a cheaper way...
  52. Re: Do Chanel Exclusifs and Dior Privee cost more to make than Chanel and Dior designers?

    There are no sunk costs associated with the subject.

    I doubt there is any difference in ingredient cost or perfumer compensation. They merely make less of the product and charge more per unit....
  53. Re: Let's settle this once and for all: Does rubbing "kill the molecules" or not?

    I rub lead to make gold, perfume alchemy at work.
  54. Re: Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    Tried anything by bogart?
  55. Re: The *real* release dates of Creed fragrances? List inside!

    That would require any belief that the claimed perfume structures could - be possible to create at the time, be applicable to leather items tanned in the tech of the day, have any point to the note...
  56. Re: earth shattering news: Creed make fantastic fragrances

    There is no direct connection between fashion and fragrance. The fact that there is no connection is the very reason houses do both. It is diversification. It would be kind of stupid to start growing...
  57. Re: Niche Scents that Smell Like they Could be Designer/Commercial

    Aren't these complaints about the use of the term niche the exact heart of this thread? Niche perfumes that don't cater to a smaller segment, but instead have the same mass appeal as the top selling...
  58. Re: Any possibility we'll ever get to see a house crossover (a la Marvel/DC) fragrance?

    It would probably need to be indie houses, as mentioned the perfumer's work is rarely exclusive to begin with. There are also many made by collaboration amongst perfumers already.

    Like everything...
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    Re: Favourites from Azzaro? (after Pour Homme!)

    So far I've had pour homme, visit, acteur, chrome legend, and silver black. Only one I've dropped is chrome legend. Also just ordered aqua cedre blanc on Amazon.
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    Re: Dark Rose Scent Suggestions

    Acteur
  61. Re: Designer Freshies with Good Projection and Longevity

    Just got ferragamo acqua essenziale colonia, I'd say the performance is really good.
  62. Re: Dior Sauvage - the most generic scent ever made?

    Aventus is hated because people can't shut the fuck up about it. Everything else creed makes is made for the masses but not derided, it's that too many people think that being a crowd pleaser is...
  63. Re: Dior Sauvage - the most generic scent ever made?

    Exactly, there's a reason it's molecule 02, it's as ubiquitous as iso e super. also easier to smell, making such overuse into a foghorn of genericism.
  64. Re: Dior Sauvage - the most generic scent ever made?

    Yes. Amazingly generic, which is why it is so well liked. In all stages of development it smells familiar and well tread. That's generic, not smelling like a knockoff. By virtue of identifying what...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Got ferragamo ae colonia and azzaro silver black at marshalls. Ross had a 30 ml shalimar edt for $25
  66. Re: Reformulation to cut costs doesn't make sense

    There are likely cost cutting measures across the board, packaging, bottles, distribution, etc along with a change in formula or reduction in concentration. It all adds up to reduce costs and give...
  67. Poll: Re: Jeremy's Top 10 Most Complimented Fragrances List

    Also, Jeremy wouldn't have to smell good to get compliments, but then those compliments wouldn't be about how he smells. Nice shirt, love your hair, are those new shoes, your smile is so nice, etc...
  68. Poll: Re: Jeremy's Top 10 Most Complimented Fragrances List

    The likelihood of getting a compliment on fragrance should go up with an increase in contributing factors, such as looks, style, personality, etc. But that just means a nicer person will get a higher...
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    Re: $1 Million Counter Restriction

    Why must you persecute yourself by continuing to visit a thread full of laymen? Our understanding of business so poor that we could not hope to ever question the perfect strategies put into play at...
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    Re: $1 Million Counter Restriction

    I always get a giggle out of people who are wholly unaware of Blockbuster, Lehman Brothers, General Motors, Texaco, Delta, etc. etc. etc. I mean, when you make a lot of money, you can never make...
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    Re: Fragrances your other half hates

    Rose, cinnamon, incense, strong vanilla, civet, leather
  72. Re: Magnet by Eclectic Collections - the best "cheapo" ever ?

    Got it. Sprayer doesn't work, but it can dribble some out if inverted. Gf likes it, does have a sorta DH vibe, with some citrus. Going to get new glass sprayers to decant into, maybe take a chance on...
  73. Re: Magnet by Eclectic Collections - the best "cheapo" ever ?

    Ordered one. Have Aperitif, which is no worse than many designers, glowing praise that may be for a fruity aquatic. This one sounds to be worth a shot at just $13, as DH is my gf's favorite. The musk...
  74. Re: How close is Bentley Intense for Men to Amouage Men's fragrances

    I have all three (wearing JXXV now), no similarity besides being in a similar fragrance family.
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    Re: Cremieux Cologne Dillards exclusive.

    SAs actually gave me eternity summer and MB legend on cards before I located the bottle on the Luna Rossa display. Meh.

    A few hours in, the slight woodiness and vanilla come through. I like the...
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    Re: Cremieux Cologne Dillards exclusive.

    Anyone else sniffed this? Just put a spray on the back of my hand. Top was really nice, I got a hint of what I guess was powdery iris. But in the drydown it is a very familiar sweetness. Can someone...
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    Poll: Re: Rate Escentric Molecules Molecule 01

    For me, it's the idea that this is considered niche perfumery. It's iso e super and alcohol. Two minutes on ebay, perfumers apprentice, or a half dozen other sites allows you to order the two...
  78. Re: Why haven't more designers knocked-off Aventus?

    No one says cool water was a theft. Cool water was simply tut work of the same perfumer.

    And they don't copy aventus because they don't need to. The designer houses sell orders of magnitude more...
  79. Thread: Purple Label

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    Re: Purple Label

    It wasn't discontinued. Weird how it was always cheaper directly from the brand website than from eBay, like they never expected people to check or something.
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    Re: Why do you like to rock the "grandpa" smell?

    Grandpa had a full time job and his own house. So do I. I rock a lot of grandpa-isms that plenty of millenials aren't down with.
  81. Re: Search For A Great Sandalwood Concluded...In Unexpected Fashion.

    Had the old square bottle. Dunno if it was the eucalyptus, but there was something camphorous that never, ever went away through the life of the scent on skin. Had to drop it. Maybe the newest...
  82. Re: Do I need Bond No. 9 New Haarlem? I own Rochas Man, Pure Tonka, MJ Legend..

    No, especially because bond is such a terrible company who hates their customers.
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    Re: Neiman Marcus Last Call

    Really need to wait for clearance specials on last call. Saks off fifth is similar.
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    Re: YSL La Nuit Edition Art; is this fake?

    Look at the concentric circles on the box art. The fakes look like a seismograph or ekg, they're so uneven.
  85. Re: Your pick for "best doctor's appointment frag"

    Whatever I'd wear when the hvac guy cleans the coils, I get something notarized, or I take my car to the shop. Service industry types get the same respect across the board. I'm not paying the hourly...
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    Re: I Just Don't Get Oud

    me too. Tried the real stuff as well, and see where they got the need for rubbery aspect for the synthetics, which is all it really has. Real stuff evolves over time, getting spicy or woody, but has...
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    Re: Your "The Boss has Arrived" Scent.

    Whatever she wants to wear
  88. Re: Really...how generic are "generic-smelling scents"?

    generic applies to what I smell, the opinion of others or how many bottles are sold means less than nothing. If I find the smell too familiar, then there's absolutely no point in stacking another...
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    Re: this is a rich person's hobby

    This is not an expensive hobby, with any perspective taken. collecting cars, planes, horses, etc. there's some damn expensive hobbies, but this ain't one of them. You'd have to get well away from...
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    Re: Do big brands really "hussle" us this way?

    Cut both those costs in half, according to several articles/interviews about $100 retail price perfumes ($2-3 for contents, bottles, packaging, marketing, profit margins for producers and retailers...
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    Re: Do big brands really "hussle" us this way?

    It would make sense to lower costs. It's pretty much a requirement as perfume is a highly competitive industry with thousands of low cost offerings, relative to discretionary income. These are not...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    To show off his GEC slippie with his very own micarta. Didn't know Daver was a knife knut, that kicks all sorts of arse. Yatagan should be his signature scent, lol.
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    Re: Going crazy trying to find a fragrance!

    Looks like that's an Innisfree bottle & gold band with a different cap and a sticker rather than printing on the glass. Nothing in their history about such a release, so looks like a copycat of some...
  94. Re: Shocking move by Guerlain/LVMH - closure of Monsieur Guerlain website

    Good to see some decent movement on this. Also glad at least a few people know what capitalism actually is. It's where both buyers and sellers have power in negotiating transactions. Buyers set...
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    Re: LVMH shuts down Monsieur Guerlain's website

    yeah, this was nothing but corporate gladhanding, shutting down free expression by one company under threat from another. as if there were any exposure at all. if there had been, then counsel would...
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    Re: The perfect alternative to TF's Oud Wood ...

    there are over 6 billion base pairs in human DNA. a mere difference of 150 million or so pairs between us and the apes.
    the relevance to perfumery is staggering
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    Re: Perfume as deodorant

    as a deodorant? yes. it is not, however, an antiperspirant. the stuff people apply to their pits only does two things, adds fragrance or reduces sweating by clogging sweat glands. everything else is...
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    Re: LVMH shuts down Monsieur Guerlain's website

    This is pretty much the exact opposite move any competent marketing exec would have made. The subject matter expert who freely supports and promotes your brand is a damn gold mine in the information...
  99. Re: Need a good year 'rounder from Luckyscent...$200 budget

    M will almost assuredly not be an all rounder for Chuck. The most wrong thing to do is apply ones own personal tastes to a third party. Good luck in church in the Georgia summer if you do get it. Or,...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    Kinda like getting excited about a new brand of vanilla ice cream. With the amount of vanilla in the world used in scented anything, the analog tonka does nothing for me. Add in that this is a*men,...
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