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    Poll: Re: Need help choosing cold weather scent

    For me, I would go with Individuel
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    Re: Top Ten Designer Picks - with a few rules

    Kenneth Cole - Black
    Kenneth Cole - Reaction
    Chanel - Bleu de Chanel
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    Dior - Homme Sport 2012
    John Varvatos - John Varvatos
    Gucci - Pour Homme II
    D&G - The One
    Armani -...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme: your thoughts?

    Very nice for the price. I like it a lot. It doesn't seem that similar to TdH to me however. But it's one of my favorite bargain scents. More nutty/earthy (but light and sweet) than woodsy to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    Frederic Malle
    Bois d'Orage
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    Re: Fragance for young girl

    Bond No. 9 Chinatown
  6. Re: For those who love Molecule 01.. What do you love about it?

    I love the scent, and get compliments on it. Subtle and nice. Lasts all day. Not the most amazing thing I own, but a good one to wear when you just want something nice and simple. It may only...
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    Re: Buying my Dad Some New Cologne

    Profumum Roma - Acqua Viva

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Cologne Sport

    Pierre Balmain - Monsieur Balmain

    Annick Goutal - Eau d'Hadrien
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 15, 2014

    SotE:

    House of Matriarch
    Blackbird


    1st wearing
  9. Poll: Re: How cool would a 30th anniversary GIT flanker be?

    true - flankers seem to be the marker that defines designer scents (for those who care about that distinction). Perhaps they would do a "GIT Limited Edition"

    Personally, I love GIT, so I would...
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    Re: Can someone explain to me Dior Homme?

    Smells just like a woman's makeup kit to me. Always has. Always will.

    However, I do own DH, and DHI, and a sample of DHEFM (?). I really do like the smell. I wear them occasionally, but rarely...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 15, 2014

    Tiziana Terenzi
    Ecstacy
  12. Re: Obscure (odd) Niche scent that got you a surprising compliment -

    My wife absolutely LOVES Turtle Vetiver Back on me, and comments on it every time I wear it. One of her favorites on me. Wasn't really expecting her (or anyone else other than me really) to like it.
  13. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    FSU, if you are a true fraghead, you shouldn't need to ask... you should be able to figure it out! Or like hednic when he walks past someone... thinking to himself: "yep, got that one too".
    ...
  14. Re: Ever asked a person who was of the same sex what they were wearing? If so, how did you approach

    I have never asked another man what he was wearing. I don't think I ever would, unless i was already involved in conversation with the person - I suppose I might casually ask at that point if I...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Thanks! Hope you enjoy it also. I was really torn between 3 different ones from this line. I'm sure I will pick up the others soon, but had very limited space in my suitcase for the return trip,...
  16. Re: Looking for a cheap refreshing and ice cold citrus scent

    Burberry Weekend
  17. Re: Scents that you own but wouldn't purchase again?

    I would probably re-purchase about 40 - 50% of my collection if something happened to the current bottle right now. That is just a guess however.
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    Re: Do anyone else NOT want monster sillage?

    This thread surprises me. Reading so many threads where people are looking for "monster sillage" etc...

    Personally, I would not want people to smell me at more than arms-length. It is similar...
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    Re: the APPLE note in Creed Spice and Wood

    I pick up quite a bit throughout the life of it. Not quite a starring role, but it maintains a pretty good presence for most of it's life to my nose. The apple note, along with all the other notes...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 14, 2014

    Heeley
    Vetiver Veritas
  21. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    +1 Acqua Universalis



    Also, Hugo Elements is a cheap alternative.
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    Re: returning fragrances to grey market sites

    IMO, unless it is defective, you shouldn't get to return it. You used it. It's no longer new. I can't get over how many people on BN routinely return fragrances simply because they change their...
  23. Re: Which "feminine" scents would you never want to be without ?

    Agree. A bit feminine, but so amazing, I go with it anyway. Masterpiece.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Congrats! M7 and TFAA are among my favorites!
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Thanks! I really like the whole line, but this one really impressed me.



    Can I ask if this is something you were able to pick up in the US? I know trying to get Bruckner scents in the US was...
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    Re: Montale Aoud Night, Montale Rose Night

    I have actually liked quite a few of their recent releases. It is hard to keep up, but I would like to give these a try when I get a chance!


    Thanks,

    Doug
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    http://s19.postimg.org/ewnb4evyr/Les_Nez_Turtle_Vetiver_Back.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Just got back from Las Vegas. Picked this up while I was there:

    http://s19.postimg.org/x2tcvik7n/Zegna_IO.jpg
  29. Re: Three New Manceras!! - Wild Leather, Wild Rose Aoud & Amber & Roses!

    First I have heard of these. They sound good. I am a big fan of most of the stuff they have put out so far, so I am looking forward to giving these a try. I hope they become available here soon.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    It's a little more "old school" than I normally like, but it is nice. While it wasn't a love at first sniff, I can see this one growing on me with more wearings. So, the verdict is still out, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 13, 2014

    Happy Birthday Tempest Moon!


    SotD:

    by Kilian
    Straight to Heaven
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    Great to hear. Really looking forward to trying this one out soon.
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    Re: Help me navigate through some leathers

    Wonderful. Best one I have smelled since Creed Royal English Leather. More on the tame side, which is how I like leather anyway.
  34. Re: Magazine ad "sniffers". Does anyone sell lots?

    I miss scratch-and-sniffs.
  35. Re: Paco Rabanne - Invictus (Underrated, loved by ladies)

    I didn't love Invictus, but I think it is a pretty decent smelling scent. Normal for PR - very sweet, and very long lasting.
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna samples

    Yep... I was in that store yesterday. Bought the Oud, but was quite impressed with all of them (except for the Iris). Odd that there was no test strips - or samples. After I purchased the one...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

    Another nice day in Las Vegas... Feeling tropical.


    Creed
    Virgin Island Water
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    Re: New Fragrance: Clive Christian L

    Darn - I was just there yesterday and forgot to seek it out. Maybe I will head back there again today and give it a try.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 9, 2014

    Welcome to Basenotes!





    SotD:

    Creed
    Pure White Cologne
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    Re: Fragrance for a long flight.

    Of those I would go with Dior Vetiver, but I am a sucker for that one, so it would probably be my answer to most questions...
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    Re: Fragrance for a long flight.

    I'm actually going to be getting on a plane in about 4 hours. Only 3 hour flight however. I decided to wear Creed Himalaya today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 8, 2014

    Creed
    Himalaya


    http://s19.postimg.org/57cu3tu4z/Creed_Himalaya.jpg
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    Re: Bond No 9 NY Sandalwood

    BN sandalwood? Interesting... I will keep an eye out on any info - I get emails all the time from them, so I would think when it gets close they will promote it like crazy... Hopefully sending out...
  44. Re: "And the love-dislike the most fragrances of these houses are..."

    ...
  45. Re: "And the love-dislike the most fragrances of these houses are..."

    LIKE / DISLIKE:

    Guerlain: Habit Rouge / Jicky
    Dior: Vetiver / Leather Oud
    Chanel: Allure Homme Edition Blanche / Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme
    Armani: Oud Royal / Ambre Soie
    Boss:...
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    http://s19.postimg.org/vwrse8y1f/facepalm_bert.jpg

    Doh! What's wrong with me lately!
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    Re: Potion Royal black

    Well, IMO, it's no Oud Ispahan, but I think it's worth it.
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Something is very wrong when something like this happens.




    Something is very wrong when something like this happens.
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    Re: Bentley Intense or Carbone de Balmain?

    A bit of a coin flip for me. If you like the pencil shavings type of note, would recommend going with the Carbone de Balmain. If not, then the Bentley Intense.
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Yes. It was recently discontinued (about 4 months ago). Very unfortunate.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    +1. I have bought some crazy expensive fragrances, but $50 + for a bar of soap? I would rather put that money towards another fragrance.
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    Poll: Re: Christian Dior La Collection Privée Thread

    Dior Vetiver. Possibly the best vetiver there is. A lot of good ones in that lineup.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 7, 2014

    Parfums de Marly
    Galloway


    sample from excellent fellow Basenoter
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    Re: Review of Aventus 2014 batch

    I think you might want to look into House of Matriarch.

    They have a sample set of the Achtung series of 8 scents that I highly recommend.


    Oh, and if you like Duro, I suggest giving...
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    Re: father

    Green Irish Tweed perhaps.




    Nothing to add really, just wanted to quote this.
  56. Thread: From Armani ?

    by dougczar
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    Re: From Armani ?

    +1 Prive line. Love every one of them. (Still haven't tried the newest one yet though).

    I have Armani Code also, and while not spectacular, is certainly worth a look.
  57. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    Jubilation XXV is my favorite from Amouage.
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    Poll: Re: Why do you buy Niche fragrances?

    I couldn't care less if something is niche or designer. The distinction is useless to me, and there isn't even agreement on what is niche anyway.

    Guerlain? Armani Prive? Dior privee? Tom Ford?...
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    No - but the original question had nothing to do with Creed prices relative to other manufacturers. it was:

    My question is.. Does anybody know what they're making off a bottle, when you take...
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    Re: Richwood or Kobe?

    lol! yeah, how bout that for a surprise ending!
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    Re: Best blind buy from the amouage range

    Agree - not "blind buy" material here.

    Jubilation XXV is my favorite however.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Papillon Artisan Perfumes
    Anubis
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    You live in France, so I am guessing you may know what the Corporate Tax Rates are in France... One of the biggest expenses a company has - taxes - seems to be largely ignored every single time a...
  64. Re: How is La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Christian Dior ?

    :laugh: Yep, you guessed it!
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    Re: Richwood or Kobe?

    Richwood. Expensive, but quite nice.


    Not really a fan of Kobe. Smells like a citrus filled enchilada to me. That's all that comes to mind when I wear it. Not impressed at all with that one.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 6, 2014

    Acqua di Parma
    Colonia
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    Re: Clive christian colognes-i don't get it

    Personally, I am a sucker for 1872 for Men. First few wearings were ok, but then it really clicked with me earlier this year, and recently bought a bottle.

    But I can see how some people wouldn't...
  68. Re: How is La Collection Couturier Parfumeur by Christian Dior ?

    Here are my top 5:

    1) Vetiver (best vetiver there is... sadly discontinued)
    2) Cuir Cannage (the closest thing yet to my beloved Creed Royal English Leather)
    3) Oud Ispahan (powerful scent lasts...
  69. Re: If James Bond had a signature scent is would be...?

    Something light and fresh. He would likely not wear something heavy, since he is usually in warm climates, and despite the suit/tie associations, he is often quite physically active and dressed...
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    Poll: Re: Hermes Vetivers

    Vetiver Tonka. Doesn't come across as that sweet to me. One of the best vetivers and very good longevity. Bel Ami Vetiver is not bad, but I don't think leather and vetiver work well together. At...
  71. Re: Made a blind buy of l'eau d'issey pour homme 2 hours ago

    Congrats on your find! I blind bought this when I was first starting my collection. While not one of my favorites, I have no regrets buying it, and the wife really likes it on me also.
  72. Re: Guess which Basenotes legend is thinking about starting a niche fragrance shop...

    Sorry the fragrance shop didn't work out. Good luck with the possible other fragrance project you are considering.
  73. Re: Top 10 Niche fragrances with the best projection

    Some of the biggest beasts:

    Amouage Interlude Man
    Amouage Opus V
    SHL777 - Generation Homme
    Mancera Cedrat Boise
    Bond No. 9 - New York Oud
    Bond No. 9 - New York Amber
    Creed Aventus
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    Re: Opinions on these Creeds

    I rank them like this:

    1) Aventus
    2) GIT
    3) Original Vetiver
    4) MI
    5) SMW

    The top 3 are FBW.
  75. Re: Battle of the citrus: creed MI vs. xerjoff Nio vs Le labo bergamonte 22

    Nio. Best smell. Best performance. Nio Nio Nio...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 5, 2014

    SotE:

    O'Driu
    Ladamo
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    Re: Sample recommendations please

    The Different Company - De Bachmakov
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    Creed - Himalaya
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
    Mancera - Kumkat Wood
    Mancera - Cedrat Boise
    Profumum Roma - Acqua Viva


    FYI: I...
  78. Re: What is your girlfriend's favorite scent you own?

    My wife's top 5 on me:

    1) Creed - Aventus
    2) BN9 - Bleecker Street
    3) by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    4) David Jourquin - Cuir Mandarine
    5) Mancera - Black Line
  79. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    Currently:

    nu_be Mercury
    Xerjoff Zafar
    Montale Cuir d'Arabie


    I could easily name 10 more that I wouldn't spray on my worst enemy, but these 3 probably lead the way at the moment.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 5, 2014

    EIGHT & BOB



    http://s19.postimg.org/61v5kf4k3/Eight_And_Bob.jpg
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    Re: How much do you think Creed actually makes?

    No one knows. Personally, I hope they are making quite a bit. The drive for profit is what drives creativity and ingenuity. So many Basenoters subtract what they guess the fragrance ingredients...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 4, 2014

    SotE:

    Xerjoff
    40 Knots
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    Re: New "Ambre Precieux Ultime" by MPG

    Yes! I read this earlier today on Fragrantica. Only 1,000 bottles - I hope one of them finds it's way into my house.
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    Re: Top 5 pepper scents

    Some good ones mentioned. I would add Ormonde Man as one of my favorites.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 4, 2014

    by Kilian
    Vodka on the Rocks
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    Interesting. I have never heard of using skunk scent - or even racoon urine. I have always used doe or fox urine - and wow, a little goes a long way! Racoon urine sounds like it might be worth a...
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    Poll: Re: Antaeus Chanel vs Habit Rouge edt

    HR. Both are great compositions, but Antaeus just isn't my style.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Donna Karan
    Fuel for Men

    http://s19.postimg.org/60i6xfu8j/DK_Fuel_For_Him.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    Just received it a minute ago...

    Donna Karan
    Fuel for Men


    http://s19.postimg.org/xlb0opbrn/DK_Fuel_For_Him.jpg
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    Re: Scents you love, BUT....

    Only scent that I love, but haven't (and probably will not) pull the trigger on so far is Chanel Eau de Cologne. The performance is just too poor.
  91. Thread: Molecule 01

    by dougczar
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    Re: Molecule 01

    Molecule 01 is a great scent. Great longevity. Don't wear it often, but when I do, I am glad I did.
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    Re: Bond Bleecker st. is sooo underrated!

    Agree. My favorite BN9. Out of the 1,000+ scents I have worn around my wife, this is her second favorite on me. Never fails to get a good reaction. Great longevity too.
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    Re: Very disappointed with PdM Herod

    I like Herod. I think it is quite similar to TV, but certainly still worth looking into TV even if you didn't fall in love with Herod. I think we have all experienced a let down from some...
  94. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    I am a collector in the sense that I have over 200 bottles and over 700 samples. I suppose that makes me a collector, since I have more juice than I will ever use. However, I don't have any method...
  95. Re: New Podcast - WondAROMA, an exciting interview with Perfumers driven show format

    Thanks for the link Paul. I thought about you the other day when I wore Velvet Curacao. I will give the podcast a listen this evening. But not during the Tigers game. Gotta have priorities...
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    Re: Hows the sillage on Xerjoff Nio?

    Quite good. Killer longevity also. As fresh and long lasting as you could want in a scent. Not cheap, but one of the best IMO.

    Sometimes compared with Tom Ford Neroli Portofino, but Nio is a...
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    Well, he's pretty cute too... but I don't want to go out of my way to smell like him:

    http://s19.postimg.org/a4nakaymr/skunk.jpg


    I wonder when this will catch on. If civet and fecal notes...
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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    Vanilla works far better as a supporting note, rather than the main star. And since it is found in so many scents to varying degrees, it's hard to pick out a few, since it's generally the other...
  99. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777
    Generation Homme


    Wearing it for the 1st time, but "wow" was the 1st thing that came to my mind.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    SotE:

    Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777
    Generation Homme
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