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    Re: Pick 3 from Chanel

    Antaeus
    Egoiste
    Pour Monsieur

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    Re: Terrible flankers

    Habit Rouge Sport was a disgrace.

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    Re: Creed Bois du Portugal or PdN New York?

    I like all three of them - but BdP is probably my least favorite. I agree with TwoRoads, Derby belongs in this discussion as well. Derby is a bit more herbal and has a medicinal tang which I like...
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    Re: Looking for a Classic Fragrance

    +1 for Habit Rouge. Any concentration is great (i.e., EDC, EDT, EDP, Extrait). I prefer the EDP and Extrait. Stick with the original line though, as the flankers (e.g., Sport, Legere) are hit and...
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    Re: Chergui coloration

    I had Chergui stain a white shirt a few weeks back. That coloring is for the birds.

    Teddius
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    Re: The NIGHTMARE that is ebay europe !!!

    Maybe to watch "real" football?

    :-)

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    Re: HELP: Chamade or L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

    I really like the Chamade parfum - and also the vintage EDC (and I'm a guy!). They both smell wonderful - they aren't manly-man fragrances, but Chamade is complex and a bit ethereal.

    Teddius
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    Re: Hated Frags That You Love/Like?

    Sign me up as a fan of Lauder Beyond Paradise for Men.

    Teddius
  9. Re: Most Underexposed + Excellent + Inexpensive Fragrance

    Late Hit - I was going to mention both of these exact fragrances, T.O. and 4711.

    (Waving at you from North Virginia)

    Teddius
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    Re: Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier is almost gone!

    Are they reformulating the leather - and replacing it with Pleather or Naugahyde?

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    Re: Classic Italian men's fragrances?

    Silvestri is what I think of when I think 1960's Italian...

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  12. Re: your favorite or recommended camphoric/mentholated/anisic/medicinal tinged perfumes

    I'd recommend the anise of Yohji Homme. Too bad it has been discontinued... it will be missed...

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    Re: what fragrance would death wear?

    I'm thinking Monk. Snuffed out candles in an old church...

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  14. Re: List of fragrances that have DEFINITELY, BEYOND A DOUBT been re-formulated

    Tabac Blond has been butchered by Richard Fraysee at Caron. He should be 10-to-20 for that hack job.

    As LT puts it "Why can't he mess with something that wasn't interesting to begin with?"
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    Re: Vetiver Tonka - what to mix it with?

    Gin.

    Teddius
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    Re: You Enjoy Ambers, EXCEPT...

    +1 for Ambre Sultan. Something about it just turns sour on my skin after an hour.

    Teddius
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    Re: Recommend me a man's man fragrance

    Personally, I'd go with one of the classics

    - Guerlain Jicky (worn by Sean Connery during his 007 days)

    - Guerlain Habit Rouge

    - Caron Third Man

    Teddius
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    Re: Can you dirty-up a bottle of new Jicky?

    I think it is all in the concentration. The EDT has a lot less civet and much more citrus. The extrait is just luscious and dense - and I don't notice the civet as much. The PDT/EDP is much more...
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    Re: Splash perfumes

    You have to admit that they are lots easier to decant than atomizers, though!

    Teddius
  20. Re: Borneo and Kublai Khan by Lutens - First and Second impressions

    I think Chanel's Coromandel is much more civilized and easy-to-wear than Borneo.

    Teddius
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    Re: What to replace my Cool Water with?

    I'd go for Chanel's Sycomore to be honest.

    Teddius
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    Re: What are the best fragrences for smokers?

    Knize 10. Fight fire with fire.

    Teddius
  23. Re: Parfums de Nicolai Ney York what am i missing?

    I think PdN NY smells a lot like an EDT version of Caron's Alpona (one of the Urn extraits). Call me goofy, but I love them both...

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  24. Re: Fragrance Aficionados: What's Your Guilty Pleasure Scent?

    Abercrombie and Fitch's Woods cologne. It's been discontinued for a while now and is commanding insanely-high prices on theBay. I just like the simplicity of it. No fuss. No muss.

    Teddius
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    Re: Unisex frags?! Marketed for women but unisex?

    My fave in this category is Guerlain's Jicky (preferably in extrait). It was worn by Sean Connery back in the 1960s/1970s during his James Bond period.

    Absolutely a classic.

    Teddius
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    Re: * S o t D, Friday, 20 August 2010

    Joining tott in Jicky today. Non-vintage extrait. Mmmmm.

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    Re: L'Instant De Guerlain EDT: A Review

    There are also two really nice flankers in the l'Instant Pour Homme line: Cristeaux d'Agrumes and d'Un Ete. Both are lighter, citrus-focused "variations on a theme" that rely on the same core...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday July 7, 2010

    Guerlain Derby (recent EDT reissue) for me today.

    Teddius
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    Re: For the MdM lover...

    I, too, love MdM and have used it a lot over the years. It is really a beautiful fragrance.

    My only criticism is that it has very short longevity - it quickly degenerates to a skin scent on my,...
  30. Re: Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle: not really for vetiver fans?

    I didn't even know that Guerlain issued VpE in 50ml bottles - I thought it came out only in the 100ml bee bottles...

    Teddius
  31. Re: Has anyone ever tried a fragrance because a fictional character used it?

    I tried Bay Rum again after watching Scent of a Woman. Still not a fan...

    Teddius
  32. Re: Name one long-term absolute favorite fragrance

    Habit Rouge - EDT is my favorite concentration, but I have almost all of them except the recent "sport" flanker. The extrait is also magical...

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    Re: Letterman, Leno, and Michael Jordan Cologne

    There's no accounting for taste.

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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday July 6, 2010

    Guerlain l'Instant Pour Homme Cristeaux d'Agrumes for me today.

    Teddius
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    Re: Best mediterranean cologne!

    I agree, Pluran. The herb/citrus combo of Eau de Guerlain is right on target.

    Teddius
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    Re: S o t D - Friday July 2, 2010

    Old school for me today - Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT.

    Nothing else like it...

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    Re: Las Vegas trip - fragrance shops to hit?

    First and foremost, hit the Palazzo. They have a dedicated Guerlain boutique there - Jorganne Magness is the manager there, and she's a real peach. Also the Barney's has a huge selection of niche...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday July 1, 2010

    Chanel Egoiste for me today.

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    Re: S o t D - Friday, June 18, 2010

    Good old reliable Habit Rouge EDT. It's what I reach for when I can't make up my mind. You can never go wrong with HR - day or night, casual or formal, play or work.

    Teddius
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    Re: Coconut Fragrance Recommendations?

    Personally, I prefer to drink my coconut rather than wear it. Go down to Barrachina's in San Juan - the birthplace of the Pina Colada. They make them the proper way with fresh pineapple and coconut...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier.

    I bought mine from the Palazzo boutique in Las Vegas (by phone - Jorganne is a great SA and store manager!). It is probably my least favorite HR concentration (not counting "sport", which isn't...
  42. Re: Which fragrances maintain their top notes the longest?

    The "weirdly durable lemon" (as Luca puts it) of Monsieur Balmain sticks around for quite a while. It isn't quite a linear scent, but boy that lemon is pungent - personally, I think it smells a bit...
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    Re: Scents that wake you up

    I really like Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet. Something about the pine and citrus give it that barbershop wakeup call - really great on a summer morning when you have to step outside the house into...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday, June 17, 2010

    l'Instant Pour Homme Cristeaux d'Agrumes today.

    Great fragrance for summer - crystal citrus and patchoulli!

    Teddius
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    Re: strange and not popular scents

    +1 for Cumming. Interesting stuff.

    I also like YSL's the Dreamer. Smells like nothing else in my collection. Bizarre, yet very affecting...

    Teddius
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    Re: JR's left me breathless!

    I pass through once a year or so as well. 90% of the time, I end up yawning and walking out empty-handed. The other 10% of the time, however...

    I got a limited edition 1oz Angel parfum for $25. ...
  47. Re: Fragrance you get the most negative comments on

    Creed Himalaya - my wife thinks it smells like bug spray.

    Teddius
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    Re: Two new Guerlain Flankers

    Mahora for Men. A tragedy waiting to happen.

    Teddius
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    Re: LT & TS & Nicolai at the Smithsonian

    A perfumista friend and I will be attending. See you there!

    I'll report back!

    TedP
  50. Re: Imagine your dream scent. How much would you pay for it?

    Parfum d'Orange Verte, anyone?

    Teddius
  51. Re: What an 'awful' assignment - help me pick 3 classic extrait perfumes...

    Another vote for Jicky.

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    Re: What perfume would a mistress wear?

    Another vote for Shalimar, preferably the extrait. Applied to the cleavage, of course...

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    Re: Scent suitable for a highschool teenager.

    I'd go with Rive Gauche Pour Homme. You'll outclass your buds with this one...

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    Re: just got Versace the dreame...question??

    I love the Dreamer...but the thing that bugs me is that it "blooms" at unexpected times during the day. Especially on days when I'm getting stressed or particularly engaged in a task - it can become...
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    Re: Detecting Gourmand Notes in Rive Gauche PH

    It smells nutty to me - specifically like fresh cracked pecans still in their shells...
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    Re: Cheap and Chic! DRUGSTORE FRAGS

    My dad was an Aqua Velva man, and I still enjoy a good splash of it every now and then. The pain from hitting the freshly scraped skin on my face makes me grimace all day....

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    Re: kurous question

    Personally, I like "homeo-pathetic".

    And for my money...Body Kouros.

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    Re: The Third Man-Caron

    I think it is a true classic as well. I can see the comparisons to Egoiste, and both are very strong powerhouse fragrances. Given the price point, I say "go for it!"

    Teddius
  59. Re: If you had to pick 1 cologne for a high school boy (15), which would you choose?

    I would go with a classic - Habit Rouge EDT by Guerlain. It smells fantastic, and the drydown will have the girls nuzzling closer for a sniff.

    Teddius
  60. Re: Any Caron Narcisse Noir extrait connoisseurs around?

    I have a sample from the urn circa 2007- and it has definitely been reformulated. By "reformulated", I mean that Richard Fraysee got it and basically ruined it. It has that same soapy rosy sour base...
  61. Thread: Extrait?

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    Re: Extrait?

    The other thing to remember is that "extrait" or "parfum" concentrations are usually what their creators intended the fragrances to smell like. The other concentrations are derived from their...
  62. Re: Need a non-sweet flowery fragrance for a father.

    I'd recommend Guerlain Vetiver. It's been around forever and it is a true classic.

    Teddius
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    Re: If you could choose one

    Jicky. Extrait.

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    Re: Hanae Mori HM- my review

    I have the EDP, and I have to say - this is VERY strong stuff. As it dries down, it intensifies. It also has a tendency to "bloom" at odd times during the day and surround you in a cloud of very...
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    Re: Most Futuristic Frag?

    I'd vote for Versace's The Dreamer, personally.

    Teddius
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    Re: Who's your Reviewer?

    Mr. (Dr.?) Guerlain.

    Teddius
  67. Thread: Rive Gauche...

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    Re: Rive Gauche...

    My motto: "If it smells good, wear it."

    RGPH definitely smells good.

    Teddius
  68. Re: looking for scent for gf: fresh, light, fruity

    Not many folks give it respect, but Guerlain's My Insolence is really nice. Sure, its a ditzy fruity fun fragrance - but I think it smells very classy. My wife wears it every day and it smells...
  69. Re: Mad Men fans: What frag would Don Draper wear?

    Eau d'Hermes. It smelled old and nasty even in 1963.

    Teddius
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    Re: Why did you choose your Basenotes name?

    I can be tedious at times...

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    Re: What Are The BEST Shower gels Around?

    I'm a long-time fan (25+ years) of the Doctor Bronner's line of liquid and bar soaps. They are the best - and they smell nice too!

    http://www.drbronner.com/

    Teddius
  72. Re: What has been the most temperamental scent for you?

    For me, it's The Dreamer by Versace. Those of you who've worn it probably know what I mean. It is a very complex, dense fragrance that has a tendency to "bloom" at odd times during the day. One...
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    Re: Sandalwood cologne advise needed !!!

    Floris has the Eau de Santal, which isn't quite the same as the original Sandalwood - however, it is a nice fragrance on it own right.

    Teddius
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    Re: Guerlain HERITAGE EDT vs. EDP

    I would concur with the assessment so far - the EDT is a safe blind buy. I own both, and the EDP can get a bit overwhelming in an office environment if you overspray. But they are both stunning...
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    Re: Non-niche Rose for men

    Acqua di Parma Colonia is citrus and rose...

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    Re: The strangest ones

    Cumming. It takes the cake.

    Teddius
  77. Thread: Caron Alpona

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    Re: Caron Alpona

    To be honest, I find a lot of similarities between PdN's New York and Caron's Alpona - Alpona could pass for the "extrait version" of PdN. New York has a much more rounded structure, however -...
  78. Thread: Coriolan

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    Re: Coriolan

    I don't get powder from the everlasting flower. I get a solid dose of black pepper and green. I agree that it definitely has the Guerlain quality - but it isn't one I reach for that often. I'll...
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    Re: First Time With Guerlain Vetiver

    You might also look for Guerlain's Vetiver Pour Elle. Don't be fooled by the name - it is a classic vetiver with some florals on top that soften and round out the angular vetiver. Absolutely...
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    Re: Help me plug holes in my collection

    I'd start by getting a bottle of Guerlain Habit Rouge (I like the EDT). It has been the top selling male fragrance in France for years - and on top of that, Keith Richards wears it. If its good...
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    Re: best sweet classic frags?

    I agree with the Guerlain's mentioned so far.

    I would also add the H.M. by Hanae Mori.

    Teddius
  82. Re: Thing have simmered down for Terre d'Hermes edp. Why?

    I bought a bottle at our local Hermes boutique a couple of weeks ago and have used it a few times since. It is very nice - the top end is a lot more subtle, smooth, and dense. However, I found that...
  83. Thread: Caron Alpona

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    Re: Caron Alpona

    Diane told me about 18 months ago that it was in danger of being discontinued. She was attempting to get another re-supply before it became unavailable...Glad I've got my 50ml from her when I did......
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    Terre d'Hermes extrait in stores!

    I just called our local Hermes boutique. They confirmed that they have the new extrait strength Terre d'Hermes in stock. I'm headed over this afternoon to sniff (and potentially purchase).
    ...
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    Re: Worst Fragrance Ever???

    I think we need to differentiate between

    1.) Those fragrances which are just poorly made or cheaply executed (e.g., Kenneth Cole's lineup)

    versus

    2.) Those fragrances which are designed to...
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    Re: Sexy Youthful Frags

    I like your list! Classics are the way to go - that way you stand out rather than blend in with the crowd. Nothing perks my interest more than a whiff of Mitsouko "in the wild".

    Teddius
  87. Re: Everything I wear smells like sh*t in this heat

    Personally, I'd go with 10-12 spritzes of Chanel Antaeus. You won't have to worry about mosquitos or gnats either...

    Teddius
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    Re: Old Powdery smell like New York

    I'd actually recommend Caron's Alpona extrait. It has a lot of the same qualities as NY.

    Teddius
  89. Re: looking to try female perfumes men can pull off

    Guerlain's Jicky is marketed as a feminine, but was worn by Sean Connery throughout the 60s.
    Guerlain's Vetiver Pour Elle is one of the best vetivers I've ever worn.
    Caron's Tabac Blond is a...
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    Re: Fragrance Nightmares

    Spilling or breaking a bottle of Yatagan all over the carpet in my car. I might have to drill holes in the floorboard and hose it out with a few hundred gallons of water...

    Teddius
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    Re: Looking For a Bitter Fragrance...

    In addition to several good candidates already listed, I would nominate Guerlain's Sous le Vent.

    Teddius
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    Re: Terre de Hermes Parfum by Hermes

    My fear is that Hermes won't allow this one into the general retail stream - instead reserving it for the Hermes boutique sales only (similar to what they do for the Hermessence collection now). ...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Angel extrait?

    I found a treasure trove of small crystal bottles at a discount store a couple of years ago. While I admire Angel a lot, I don't wear it. The extrait is indeed creamier - but it was so strong and...
  94. Re: What are the goofiest ideas you used to have about fragrance?

    The whole "coffee bean" thing...

    Teddius
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    Re: Dreamer - how many sprits?

    The thing with The Dreamer is that it "blooms" unexpectedly during the middle of the day. On several occasions I've been overcome with a huge cloud of it mid afternoon after hardly noticing it for a...
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    Re: Looking for an new chypre

    I would agree with Kumquat - Sous le Vent is what you are looking for.

    Teddius
  97. Thread: Guerlain Homme

    by Teddius
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    Re: Guerlain Homme

    What is it with Guerlain and these "modern" "fresh" "sporty" accords? I smelled Habit Rouge Sport today and completely disappointed - what a waste of a good opportunity. It doesn't deserve to carry...
  98. Re: Suggest please the best chypre in parfum concentration

    I have a 7.5ml bottle of Vol de Nuit and it ran a little under $100, which is on par with all the other current production Guerlains (e.g., Mitsouko, Shalimar, Jicky). Shop around a little.

    And...
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    Re: I need a fresh scent...help me out!

    I'd try two: Anvers2 is really cool and not like anything you've ever smelled. Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet is a piney barbershop fragrance that smells like you had a fresh shave and haircut.
    ...
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 9 March 2009

    Anvers2 for me today. "Fresh" without resorting to acquatics, sport-notes, pine sol, or citrusy top end. Great stuff.

    Teddius
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