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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Chanel Pour Monsieur edt concentree, a 30-ml spray
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Today I relented, and went for a bottle of Santos. I realized I liked it more than one or more fragrances in my wardrobe, so I bit the bullet. Cartier Santos is in and Chanel Allure Homme is out. I'm...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    We're getting good snow here.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I think it's called Etruscan in some markets.

    I smelled the current version, Tuscany, in a shop recently. It's similar to vintage. It was one of the better things I smelled that day.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree

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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Three years of high school Spanish, amigo mio - a gift that cannot be taken away.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    It’s dance party Thursday here, so:

    Song: The Sign by Ace of Base

    Drink: Un Cafe

    Perfume: Or Black by Pascal Morabito

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It looks like Wild Country, maybe, on the right. There are lots of Avon fans on here. Someone else, maybe Epapsiou, also just got Cordovan.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    There are a bunch of Nahema fans around. I've sampled it and really liked it. For Guerlain's I don't have, Nahema and Chant d'Aromes would be near the top of the wish list.
  10. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    Early 80s masculines.
  11. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    I like LIDG way more than LIDGE / edp. I had a sample that I liked enough to get a bottle. I got a bottle of the current version, and it hasn't really worked out. It's in deep storage. It sounds like...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That sounds fun! More fun than neutrality. I'm looking forward to some scorched earth reviews.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Song: Hard Times by Charles Brown

    Drink: Coffee

    Perfume: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men

    Bonus Track: You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm interested in this layering experiment, Martin. I can imagine it working well.
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    Those decorative "meteorite" purse sprays sound nice. I've never looked into Guerlain batch codes. I'm handy with Dior and Hermes batch codes, and that's it. For Guerlain and Chanel, going with older...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    DrTricia, welcome! From the picture, I like this bottle’s chances.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Those bottles are sweet. Ribbed bottles generally tend to catch the eye, I think.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have. I've gone through a couple decants of it. I like it a lot, just not as much as the original. And I love a flanker as much as anyone.



    Rest in peace, semper fidelis. That was its best...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    For a song this morning, I've been working on an acoustic version of Opposites Attract by Paula Abdul: http://bettyloumusic.com/oppositesattract.htm.

    I'll be having a mug of coffee in celebration...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    That certainly sounds nice of you! She must be happy with that.

    I've always said a shoe box full of twenty dollar bills makes a great gift, but that Vol de Nuit would be right up there.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills

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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Thanks! Mitsouko pulls on my heartstrings more than most. The Vol de Nuit edt I have is nice - relatively tame, but still vintage Guerlain.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    It looked like the coffee maker was on the fritz. Blue lights were flashing - it was like a sale at K-Mart. I unplugged it and plugged it back in, several times, and it kept flashing. Mild panic was...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Not if someone sends you a sample for free.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I agree with Brooks that LIDG is better than LIDGE, although it's off topic because it doesn't smell vintage-y enough.

    I have a big Coriolan sample I had forgotten about when I was taking...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Mitsouko and Chanel Pour Monsieur are connected, to my nose. Any old version of either is fantastic. When they had to make changes, they added coloring (orange for Mitsouko, green for Chanel Pour...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Yes, Bonnette, you are an inspirational Guerlain fan, thank you. And an authority on Mitsouko. I've never tried Mahora. I'm so glad I have a little L'Heure Bleue extrait. If I were indulging, I might...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    A fan of Heritage and Derby!

    Slayerized likes Heritage and Vetiver! Good looking bottles. They look vintage to me. Gold cap means vintage, I believe.

    Hednic likes the men's stuff!



    I've...
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    The older New York bottles seem to be even darker juice, and more floral. It's hard to notice much difference, unless they're side by side, and that's just based on one sample of the Paris version.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    I think having "Eau de Toilette" on the back means 1980s, but I'm not positive. Early 80s even. There's only one style of Antaeus Sport bottles, released in 1985. By that time, the concentration had...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    That is a righteous collection of classic Guerlain fragrances, Aero. Nice collecting! How do you like those Mitsoukos? Are they clearly the same fragrance?
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    That's from 1904, I seem to recall, a pre-2000 release to be sure. I'm not sure when mine is from. I bought my Eau de Cologne Imperiale in a shop a couple years ago, so a current version of an 1800s...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    My significant other, Jules, has the same issue. I'm sort of resigned to it being a lost cause.
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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    I have never come across a nip. This looks like a fun project.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Having multiple concentrations is a treat. That would just be Mitsouko for me, edt and parfum. I have sampled that one in edc, and it was a beauty. An edc or two would be tempting.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Ah, I'd forgotten this one. Thanks!
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Hello, tarac! Those are lovely Shalimar edcs. I think older can be better because of the richness of ingredients, but newer can be better for having preserved top notes - either way you win.
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    I agree that discussing perfume can be a challenge, but it's so fun to try.



    Tired of talking about perfume? That sounds so sad to me. If they're "not tired" of perfume, it sounds like they're...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Happy Saturday, Arun! I've never picked up a bottle of Guerlain Vetiver. I do think I recall seeing it in that Habit Rouge edc-style bottle.

    I have a Samsara edt in there. I've been bonding with...
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    Vintage Guerlain

    Who here likes vintage Guerlain? Say pre-2000 releases? It’s one of the houses I’ve been sampling the most heavily over the last few years. A lovely Basenoter had sent me a bunch of samples from the...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Vintage Chanel No. 19 parfum
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    Re: Antaeus And K10 Just Landes - Yessir!

    I've only ever tried the "Golden Edition" of Knize 10. It was ok, but it didn't spark me to seek out the original.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    Thank you to everyone who contributed to this thread. It was a good one. If people want to keep it going or bump it later, no worries, but some of the best threads come and go a month later, and I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm on Giorgio for Men for a third day. I'm coming down from the intensity of the bonding on the first day, the infatuation losing its fevered edge.
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    There's a bunch of turnover on this site, which might suggest the answer is yes.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I got a compliment the last time I wore Derviche. I was told I smelled like a cigar shop.
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Do you know Or Black? Your wardrobe is blank! It has a touch of Russian Leather.

    Epapsiou mentioned French Line - it's in this mold. Epapsiou has so many, they blend seamlessly.

    I've been...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I appreciate this patchouli enthusiasm. There are a bunch in here I need to try.
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    Re: Blind Sampling - Obscure Perfumes !

    Sure. Thanks!
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    There are some tasty lists in here. I want to be sure to try everything from every list that I haven't tried yet.

    For vintage fragrances marketed to men, these are 20 that I have, wear, list in my...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Gucci Pour Homme is so much about the classic oak moss accord, to my nose. I can't say I don't love it. I never went for a bottle because I had already bought several bottles of Chanel Pour Monsieur...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Earlyn, apologies for not taking up the challenge. It did look off to me, but there is so much I don’t know.

    There was a Patou-Lacoste collaboration, I think, so I thought it could have been...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    There's a lot of concentrated truth in an Aero post, or that is, I agree.
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    At the moment, there is a quick and easy fix to perfume suffering: buying vintage on eBay for less than the cost of a lot of current retail. Other than that, there's Rogue, which is hit and miss,...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    You wouldn't realistically expect to find many fragrances as good as these, surely?



    Correct. The bottles/boxes I have only say No. 1 on the back of the box. As long as there's no mention of...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    For fragrances comparable to Ho Hang Club, I need something such as Moschino Pour Homme, Jules, or Antaeus. Maybe Givenchy Gentleman.

    Boss can sometimes scratch a similar itch.
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    Re: My New “Vintage” Dior Fahrenheit!!

    With these three safely secured, you could go on to realize my dream wardrobe by adding Chanel Pour Monsieur and Givenchy Gentleman.
  58. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    The real test of a holy grail is whether it makes peoples' faces melt. I don't just call my fragrances holy grails without justification.
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    Re: CHANEL EGOÏSTE discontinued?

    In the latest round of sniffing I did with Epapsiou at a fragrance shop, we tried over 50 fragrances, and Egoiste was the best one, for my tastes. I love the variations in the different formulations,...
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    Re: Dior Oud Rosewood 2020 Discussion

    The Dior copy is often terrible. They need more restraint.

    I have disliked everything Dior has done so far with "oud" on the label.
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    The market for holy grails dried up in the 90s.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I am feeling fine in Giorgio for Men

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    I don't know Cresp, but it sounds like a future sample pass. Brooks is back!
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    I pay way more attention to Dior than Mercedes Benz. I did try some of the Mercedes Benz fragrances recently at a Lord and Taylor's. I would need to try them again - I didn't bond with anything on...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    What's spinning, coffee lovers?

    Song: My Baby Just Cares for Me by Nina Simone (my greatest karaoke triumph to date)

    Drink: The Usual

    Perfume: Chanel Pour Monsieur concentree (vanilla,...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I’m excited for April, a magical month. My finish focus is gathering momentum. One bottle down, Moschino Pour Homme 50 ml, and four in line for April!

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Cologne (near empty)...
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    Re: Most worn in March and 1st Quarter of 2020

    Most worn for the month:



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  68. Re: Which classics would be the most different from what I already have?

    Those are great picks for the two Guerlains. Egoiste and Dior Homme Intense are reliable. If you decide you need to add one more bottle to make your collection complete at the magic number of seven,...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I would maybe go big, with something like:

    1. Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    2. Nicolai Patchouli Intense
    3. Christopher Street
    4. Aramis Havana
    5. Ambre Sultan
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    No. I like to wear them about two days in a row, and then switch.
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    Fascinating patterns. Jules and Yatagan are paired (with good reason), as are M and Bel Ami.
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    That's my recommended system, to see which ones you love the most, including the deep down base you can still smell the next morning.
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    I recommend waiting one month between bottles, so if you sprung for two, that would be two months.
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    Re: Your Worst Batch of Samples?

    I haven't heard of Strangers. I have sampled the others. Interesting to hear they didn't work for you. I need to sample some of the recent houses you champion - some day.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    BruceB, OP, thank you for taking up the topic. We are specifically talking about the band "The Jimi Hendrix Experience." They had three albums.

    1. Are You Experienced (1967) - Third Stone from...
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    Re: Your Worst Batch of Samples?

    If I could remember back, there were some bad ones.

    I started by sampling newer releases that were getting a lot of discussion on this site around 2015. There were a lot of bombs, for me.
    ...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I've been thinking about mine. I might make an afternoon project out of it.

    I should be able to sync on any Coromandel, Miss Dior, or Iris Poudre days. I'm not positive I can find Iris Poudre - I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm back on the Habit Rouge edc. It's impressive how many wearings I'm getting from the bottom of the bottle.
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    Re: Blind Sampling - Obscure Perfumes !

    Fun thread.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Black Coffee

    Habit Rouge edc

    Jimi Hendrix "All Along the Watchtower"

    I'd previously played favorites with originals, but I think this might be the best Hendrix recording. "Bold as Love"...
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    Re: I was wrong, so very wrong.

    Mont Blanc Explorer
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    I thought Paris-Deauville was ok, and maybe one Jules might like, but she was against it when she tried it in a shop.

    I thought the others were surprisingly plain for Chanels, and don't have high...
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    Re: Your most worn (using sotd feature)?

    Your Most Worn...


    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26120105-7583.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I'm trying to work out a sample delivery with the folks over at Lucky Scent.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    A person only needs so much perfume anyway, but Platinum Egoiste is one of my favorites. I don't think I could say I like Fahrenheit more than Platinum Egoiste.
  86. Thread: Fahrenheit LC

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    Re: Fahrenheit LC

    It looks ok to me, although from the pics, maybe an optical illusion, but the tube seems too short, and might leave about a finger of juice in the bottom. Otherwise, it looks like a legit '99.

    Ah,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Durtal, get in there! Welcome. This thread has been on the active side. I was scrolling up for a while until I saw your inaugural post of the coveted Gucci Pour Homme 2003. Nice one.



    This is...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    My significant other loves Fahrenheit Fridays. She's much more of a Fahrenheit fan than an Egoiste fan. In the moments I can smell it, Fahrenheit is more exciting, but I can pretty much smell Egoiste...
  89. Re: What should I add to round out my collection? Should I sample the most popular fragrances?

    Interesting picks for a first post, Poorbateman. Chypre-Siam is a bold suggestion. I like it.
  90. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

    Dior Homme / Dior Homme Intense for the sprayers.

    Bleu de Chanel edt for the snap-in-place magnetic cap and the partially light-blocking bottle.

    Both of these designs for their simplicity.
    ...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Beverage update: Yes, I still have coffee.

    Song of the day: Joxer goes to Stuttgart (honorable mentions to It's Magic and Mascara Tears)

    Perfume of the day: Christian Dior Fahrenheit edt (a...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Happy Fahrenheit Friday, Fahrenheit fanatics! I am synchronized in Fahrenheit edt this Friday morning.

    Fahrenheit is a big fragrance and a big commitment, for me. It's always such a serious...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Cool. I think you'll have fun with them.

    I wouldn't worry about what situations to wear any of these. I would just put some on in the morning, including on the back of your hands and/or wrists so...
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    It sounds familiar from a doctor in Italy who spoke to the New York Times recently. He said it is especially traumatizing when the staff starts getting sick. I'm sorry you're going through that.
  95. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    For Andrei - Eau Sauvage


    For KBF (1972) - Allure Homme Sport Cologne


    For Piney - Sycomore edp
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've been sampling Pascal Morabito Or Black and Or Black Sport. This is a great pair. I love the two takes on the theme. These are on par with Antaeus and Antaeus Sport or Kourous Eau de Sport and...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    This does sound promising, like straight Mannyade.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    A few mugs of dark roast does have a certain uplifting quality.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Keep them coming, cc. These are being added to my Spotify playlist.



    I love this one, and cover versions.
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Sounds like a plan! I smelled Dylan Blue when it first came out, and I thought it was a nice take off on the Bleu de Chanel style, which I do mostly like, although I think even Chanel isn't getting...
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