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  1. Re: Blind Buy Reports — tell everyone here! (decants count, too!)

    So far, had some of the best blind buy experiences with Lapidus pour Homme, One Man Show Gold Edition and also Bogart Signature by the same house, Eau de Vetyver by l'Occitane, Giorgio for Men and...
  2. Re: Looking for a fragrance that smells like Fruit Loops. Any recommendations?

    Also adding Trussardi Jeans Man
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    Re: On an ideal date

    Would love to wear some of my classic favorites, like Armani Eau pour Homme, while a classic feminine fragrance on her would be truly enjoyable
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood

    So far, considering and recommending this as one of the best winter/colder weather fragrance for an 18-19 year old. Yet also by as not the only appropriate choice effortlessly suiting by far the...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Seconding this, almost any vintage Chanel, irrespective of the year, gender, market segment divide (closer to niche or to designer), actual naming etc. smells this way to me- like sitting in a French...
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    Re: Oriental Floral Recommendations?

    Also adding Feminite du Bois either by Lutens or the vintage version by Shiseido (either are usually good/affordable value for money priced and/or exceptional performance versions of an exquisite...
  7. Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    Possibly also adding to a possible (re) testing list, in no particular order:

    Ginepro Nero by l'Erbolario, Sartorial by Penhaligon's, Creed OV, Aramis Tuscany and/or Tuscany Uomo Forte,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    1992 Heritage EDT
  9. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Nearing 20 dabs, albeit minimal and in a vintage (thus most likely weakened by time) formulation of Guerlain Heritage EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    (vintage) Guerlain Heritage EDT-fragrance twin with Speckmann0706 this evening
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    Re: Stand up to humidity

    So far, had good results and can recommend without hesitation especially Mugler Cologne- not the strongest projection admittedly, however its longevity is good too downright outstanding even if this...
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    Re: How Do You Spray?

    No effect so far differing according to spraying method, though admittedly applying natural spray fragrances in the most mundane way (s) possible:

    namely pointing the sprayer towards the most...
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    Re: CK One Shock

    Personally happening to like not just the actual scent of this, yet also its above average performance/longevity. Happy to have gotten this at a very good price and to enjoy its decent projection...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Mystique Homme by Al Haramain
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    Re: Do You Feel Like You're Cheating?

    No, partly also because some if not even many of the other scents frequently worn actually do further develop, dwell on, reinterpret some of the main styles, themes, notes, trends etc. of that one or...
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    Re: Decaration....without the cumin note.

    Apart from the aforementioned Declaration flankers mentioned in previous posts, also adding, to certain limited extents (again, as pointed out in several reviews and posts here on BN) Cuir Vetiver by...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Congratulations for your purchases-from a personal viewpoint, the current formulations of these ones are very good choices for modern lavender with a hint of classic timelessness, trusty benchmark...
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    Re: Bugs Don’t Like My SOTD

    A comparatively natural, simple and unproblematic, also (at least by BN standards) quite readily and effortlessly available insect/bug repellent-thank you for sharing this interesting tip with us
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-AbfqIQreM

    Speaking of re-enactments of historical fashion trends, posted the link above as a non-fictional example, reenacted with TV presenters, focusing mainly...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In the brief scene during "Lethal Weapon 2" at the home (which may be just a caravan/mobile home) of Riggs, the character played by Mel Gibson, a bottle of a Gucci male scent is visible in the...
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    Re: Allure/Opium: Cousins?

    Maybe a certain minimal spiciness, a hint of sweetness in both yet used and interpreted very differently (Allure being definitely the less sweet and less spicy, while more versatile for everyday wear...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Giorgio for Men
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    Re: Wood and chocolate?

    Seconded, not excessively sweet, with just the right amount both cocoa and woody notes (while there is some sweetness, it is not extremely heavy and also allows for a slight dark chocolate or just...
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    Re: Wood and chocolate?

    To certain extents, perhaps also the Dior Homme range, less of the regular one and more of its Intense and Parfum flanker (minimal on the wood, but stronger on the non sweet cocoa), Givenchy Very...
  25. Re: Fragrance suggestion for corporate gala diner

    From your list: especially Aventus, original Givenchy Gentleman or Dior Homme Parfum, either of these suiting the venue, the occasion, the outfit and the weather quite appropriately
  26. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    Thank you for posting and sharing the pictures. In order to reply: the only separation in the storage and/or display of the current fragrance lineup is mainly between shelves and/or special areas for...
  27. Re: Can you tell me a masterful blend with a stage of...

    Seconding especially the Xerjoff scents mentioned-for some reason getting similar pleasant but also enjoyably intriguing sensation with most of their citruses, especially from the Shooting stars and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Ambre Noble
  29. Re: Is L'Eau D'Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake a blind buy?

    Especially if liking this one even more after testing, a possible purchase may now be much less risky and more rewarding
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    Re: Grey Flannel vs. Eau de Grey Flannel

    Although owning and liking both, happening to enjoy GF more and to perceive Eau de Grey Flannel as a much lighter, fresher, but also more linear and less complex flanker, in fact not very similar to...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Also adding, in no particular order:

    - almost any Floris and Penhaligon's fragrance (although their price range is well below the pricier niche houses),

    - Serge Lutens as well, again almost...
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Apparently, at least based on what a non-hipster understood from both individual posts and actual reviews from BN contributors, one of the most striking and memorable ones defining Knize Ten, out of...
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    Re: Kenzo Homme/Kenzo Pour Homme

    Most likely a renaming without any significant impact on both formulation and their final effect/development once applied
  34. Re: Pls recommend lavender/herbal fragrance (no.9 of max-10 collection)

    Also adding:

    - l'Occitan,

    - Caron pour un Homme,

    - Ungaro Man Silver,

    - Azzaro pour Homme/pour Homme l'Eau (minimal on the lavender, yet with enough cleanliness and complexity at once...
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    Re: How bad have I messed up?

    In many (more or less similar) situations/cases mentioned and discussed here on BN, room temperature is usually just enough and fairly suitable for unproblematic long term fragrance storage, even...
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    Re: Zara - Gardens in the Desert Sand

    Thank you for the recommendation- if still in stock and/or not discontinued by the time I get there, quite interested to test this and also to post any impressions/results/reviews etc. here on BN,...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes edt, formula change?

    While reformulation is a likely possibility, did not personally notice any striking nor easily identifiable differences between older (closer to the initial release date) and newer bottles of this...
  38. Re: So what do you guys think I should try next?

    Also adding Best of Chevignon, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau, Creed OV, Rochas Man, TF Man and/or Man Extreme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Zino
  40. Re: Expending collection with some quality fragrances

    From your list of purchases considered recommending especially Pure Malt and D&G The One, other than these, also adding Mugler Cologne and Lalique Homme EDP among the possible (re) testing choices
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Zara Night Homme III
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    Re: Warhol's Guerlain Appreciation

    Thank you for sharing. Personally being reminded almost suspiciously of Patrick Bateman's fragrance and cosmetics cabinet in the 2000 film adaptation of "American Psycho" (do not have the stills, but...
  43. Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme and Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Curiosity

    As a rather belated reply, perceiving both as quite consistently sharing a certain "common/middle ground" with the Eau Sauvage DNA, interestingly in both its vintage and its current formulations as...
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to try especially the Oriental and the leathery notes one.
  45. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    Thank you for sharing-unexpectedly amusing for a few reasons (especially but not exclusively the misnaming)
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    Re: Olfactory Abilities and Psychopathy

    Thank you for posting/sharing.

    According to this thesis (and tending to believe this as a certainty), even if its is unsubstantiated, still somewhat liking the idea that Basenotes can likely be a...
  47. Re: Help Me Find... (Looking For Recommendations)

    Also adding Zara Tuberose among the very inexpensive options-a fairly safe and readily accessible way to (re) test a decent quality/value starter and/or to go, daily tuberose scent
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    Re: Wedding gift ideas

    Seconding Xerjoff and adding Memo Paris, especially from the Les Echapees collection, as good suggestions for discovery sets on the pricier side however also nevertheless good value for money. Same...
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    Re: best guerlains for men?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, otherwise in no particular order: Mouchoir de Monsieur, Habit Rouge, Guerlain Homme Intense EDP (including the Pininfarina limited edition of this), l'Homme Ideal...
  50. Re: No idea what kind of can of worms my brother has opened

    Welcome!

    At least, considering the iconic stylishness, complexity and consistent quality of the fragrance you discovered and started out with, one of the more pleasant, instructive and enjoyable...
  51. Re: Help needed: Guerlain Vetiver or Tsar VC&A?

    Personally happening to enjoy both and likely to at some point own both, would recommend (in spite of currently owning and using Guerlain Vetiver or maybe because of it) by a minimal margin Tsar by...
  52. Re: Most complimented fragrances for men under 30?

    When-while being under thirty, got most compliments for fragrances (in no particular order) long the lines of Boss Bottled, Versace Blue Jeans, Gucci Envy, Avon Black Suede Touch, Cerruti 1881 Amber,...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Congratulations Chuck for the Tissot Visodate and Mr. Prince for the Hamilton - enjoy wearing these fine timepieces
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Azzaro pour Homme
  55. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Very considerate and generous nonetheless, being certain that he will be gifted his bottle of CK One Shock sometime in future, especially if the imperative to ween him off Axe, so poignantly and...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage Woman?

    From this list- Fate Woman. Happening to steadily enjoy for some reason its very seamless, nuanced and accomplished, all in all very crafty and believable rendition of so numerous pricey and...
  57. Re: what smells similar to ombre leather (tom ford) and colonia leather (Acqua di Parma )?

    Ombre Leather-perhaps to a certain extent (and not just due to similar naming alone) most Zara EDPs that have the word "leather" in their title, perhaps to lesser extents the one made to resemble the...
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    Re: Your Favorite Decade

    Both in terms of male fragrances but also, according to the little fashion sense accumulated and/or learned so far, of male fashion style, subjectively and personally speaking: the 20's, 80's,...
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    Re: Benchmark scents or.. the classics

    For citrus notes: quite likely the Acqua di Parma/Farina Gegenüber/Muehlens etc. formulation, while Eau Sauvage, Eau de Rochas could be taken into consideration as slightly more experimental but...
  60. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Apart from the house of L'Erbolario as an entity, almost irrespective of the scent chosen, also the house of Jacques Bogart in its entirety.
  61. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Maybe, at least in part, mileage might vary due to only having used, tested and owned so far the 1992 vintage EDT and, while having not detected any even faint spoilage of the top notes, the dizzying...
  62. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Actually, an evolution quite less predictable/expectable and rather counterintuitive:

    teens to early-mid 20s, though having a sizable casual wardrobe to choose from, far more inspired by...
  63. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    While by no means even remotely horrible and allowing to at least partly guess the quality and the complexity of the further scent development, always perceived the opening of Heritage as an almost...
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Perhaps, to certain extents, TF as an entire fragrance house (perhaps less of their niche/exclusiveness line, not so much because of their pricing nor the elitist marketing, as much as having somehow...
  65. Re: Suggestions To Add to a Beginner's "Collection"?

    Also adding Lalique Homme EDP, D&G Intenso, Bogart pour Homme, Rochas Man, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau and/or Azzaro Visit, TDH Eau Tres Fraiche
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    From the current wardrobe, probably Blenheim Bouquet, La Martina Hombre, Royal Mayfair, Caron pour un Homme or Floris Elite.

    From the "tested" section of the wardrobe, vintage RL Polo Green, any...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    Loving the idea of a British sounding fragrance name, possible conjuring memories of some double barrel named aristocratic family with a long and rich history and/or, at the very least, Old World...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Avon Black Suede
  69. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Thank for the reply, as another bit of "Mike and Molly" trivia, also noticed that English Leather is incidentally - though never explicitly mentioned, still quite easily visible - is Mike's to go...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    Seconding especially Caron pour un Homme and l'Occitan, other than these, also adding two Penhaligon's fragrances: Endymion EDC as romantic, moderate projection, nearly gourmand modern lavender,...
  71. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    On the more daring, statement making, borderline provocative side, Creed BDP, among safer, generally classic dry, gentlemanly citrus choices, either something like Armani Eau pour Homme or with a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Umbro Elite X Skill
  73. Re: Using a Fragrance For Things Other Than Spraying on Yourself?

    Would never use other than very affordable, inexpensive fragrances for purposes other than just scenting (like an absent character from ''Mike & Molly", only mentioned in the recollections of other...
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Possibly also, on the pricier side of the fragrance spectrum, Creed Royal Water combines translucent citrus and other fresh notes with a certain hint of watermelon
  75. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    Great post, thank you for sharing.

    Admiring the many considerate insights, especially the ones about fragrance taste subjectiveness/changes skin chemistry, reformulations, fragrance as art form,...
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    Re: Notes breakdown for Hommage a L'Homme

    Personally relating especially to the Fragrantica notes description, due to getting indeed citrus-floral notes during the opening and mid phase, while also a quite strong woody-leathery base
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    That certain discontinued scents did love but are now difficult to find (Davidoff Relax, Spazio Krizia, Joint by Roccobarocco, Ungaro II, Gucci Nobile etc.) would be taken over by any house (or their...
  78. Re: Lacoste L'Homme or Dolce and Gabbana The One

    Either of these due to liking both, though minimally more likely The One-simply due to getting, even in its EDT version, both good performance and pleasant actual scent notes from this
  79. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Either vetiver or other leathery notes (other than amber and/or ambergris animalics) or both
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    Also adding YSL Rive Gauche (even if not in the tin can and therefore increasingly pricey and/or collectible version), Eau Sauvage Parfum, Lalique Homme EDP.
    While these fragrances may not contain...
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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    As elusive and almost borderline disrespectful, unusable, impractical, unimaginative, random, off-topic and/or vague this answer may sound:

    most if not all of the personal fragrance wardrobe, not...
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    Re: Fragrance related vanity license plate

    For some reason, one of the few fragrances (if not only the only one) would ever consider for a vanity plate would most likely be Armani Eau pour Homme (or whatever abbreviation would best...
  84. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    About 14, though minimal dabs from a splash bottle of Grey Flannel
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Grey Flannel
  86. Re: Best fragrances for parfum named after actresses, actors, singers, etc?

    Quite likely indeed, having liked both the film and the fragrance possibly named after this, regretting to not having purchased this one even earlier and therefore having passed up, at least...
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    Re: Naming notes

    Guessing and also partly estimating that this may be 50%/50% situation.

    In some cases, fragrances can be so complex they can sway someone away and at the same time pretty much ramp up all...
  88. Re: Michael For Men by Michael Kors - Does anyone still wear this?

    So far, tested this one enough to remain with a pleasant experience after each sampling, though just below that elusive and often rather difficultly definable threshold to purchase, own and regularly...
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    Re: Aqua Velva Musk cologne?

    Seconded, while also having to admit to have tested scents even similar to this, for some reason so far got very good results in terms of performance achieved with Aqua Velva Musk already, rather...
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    Re: Vintage POAL Worth Seeking Out?

    Based on strictly personal, subjective and individual experience, the current version is still very decent in terms of both performance and actual scent and while admitting to not be familiar at all...
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    Re: Hugo boss elements aqua

    To answer the question at least partly (due to/because of not yet finding a trustworthy enough source to find an even slightly reputable source for buying this fragrance at an affordable and/or good...
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    Re: Iris Question

    If you also like both venturing into the unisex fragrances (conventionally/officially defined as male, in practice far more technically suiting any gender with little or no effort) and also not...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    While still owning this one some time ago: Salvador Dali pour Homme (in past wardrobe from an increasingly distant past).


    In the current wardrobe, happening to perceive especially the...
  94. Re: Niche fragrance that smells close to Aramis Devin

    Among others, also adding the ones that contain a more or less developed and noticeable rose element in them: Hammam Bouquet by Penhaligon's, Floris No. 89 while among designer exclusives with nearly...
  95. Re: Best fragrances for parfum named after actresses, actors, singers, etc?

    Among others, happening to like Cascaya by Gabriela Sabatini, Indian Summer by Priscilla Presley (these two quite unisex, especially the first one), Julio Iglesias Only for Men Iquitos and Samourai...
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    Re: Rate of evaporation?

    With an unopened screw top or even stopper bottle, the evaporation is in many cases luckily not only minimal but also with minimal or even no impact on the quality and performance of the fragrance...
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    Re: Aftershave balms

    In addition to the many good aforementioned suggestions, also adding another good quality nearly unscented (or discreetly scented) aftershave balm that provides great return/value quite...
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    Re: Recommendation for my wife

    Also adding TF Velvet Orchid, Feminite du Bois by Lutens, Coco Noir by Chanel, both Hypnotic Poison (along with other both flankers and regular releases from the Poison fragrance series) but also...
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    Re: Soap battle

    Either of the two, while slightly preferring ADP Essenza and also adding Mugler Cologne to a list of ultimate soapy choices
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    From this list seconding Mugler Cologne among all previously mentioned suggestions
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