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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upXbOmefb8k

    One of the very few Youtube reviewers worth watching, in my opinion. You know you're a fanatic when spending 38 minutes with these guys waxing...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Before this firsthand account I thought it was just a myth, something passed down through the ages as a lesson about thrift and living within one's means, and the dangers of greed and others of the...
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    Xerjoff is another one of those ignominious brands whose entire raison d'être seems to be "must smell expensive", and nothing else matters. Richness for richness' sake as the sole criterion to...
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    Re: Unique 'to die for' fragrances...

    I'd argue that expensive smelling junk is in many ways worse than cheaper, more synthetic perfumes that at least are original and creative.
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    Yeah, I don't think perfume "hoarding" is really hoarding as we know it in popular culture. It's more acquiring for acquisition's sake, rather than storing away for some real or imagined future use....
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    I don't think they do care about use. It's the acquiring and the owning, not the use. Maybe initially something was bought with the intention of actually use, but then after the brief honeymoon after...
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    I suspect by those narrow definitions most of the people who post here regularly would fall into the "hoarder" category.

    I might take issue with that but can see the logic as well. I mean, if you...
  8. Re: Douleur! By Bogue reaction vid— it’s priceless.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm8lwBuTByw
  9. Re: Douleur! By Bogue reaction vid— it’s priceless.

    "And animalic Juicy Fruit, with a slight fecal note...."

    https://c8.alamy.com/comp/BN9GE7/packet-of-wrigleys-juicy-fruit-chewing-gum-BN9GE7.jpg
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    Poll: Re: A fall scent out of these?

    Black Orchid for your wife, Noir Extreme for you.
  11. Re: Rate Jacques Bogart Fragrances Which Is Your Favorite?

    No idea. I have a fairly full bottle from a discounter but how old it is is anyone's guess. 2 sprays is plenty.
  12. Re: Rate Jacques Bogart Fragrances Which Is Your Favorite?

    Congratulations.

    Yours is the first post I've ever seen that described a Bogart fragrance as "weak".
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    Re: 3 new scents - Comme des Garcons Clash

    I never understood the hate for that one, Pharrel Williams Girl (outside of the kitschy packaging), as I thought it was quite good too. Not great, but quite an easy wear when 95% of stuff sold in...
  14. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    Au contraire, mon ami, une forte note de pisse de cheval, pas de merde!
  15. Re: >FM Monsieur, Patchouli 24< do I need CdG Black?

    I didn't care for Monsieur at all, and found it a bit crude for a Frederic Malle. Patchouli 24 though is a favorite. Rich, smoky leather with some vanilla. Fairly heavy and opulent for such a smoky...
  16. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    All of them.

    ...if you include deodorants, shampoo, moisturizers, lotions, hair products, body sprays, laundry detergent, fabric softeners, soaps, cosmetics, etc.
  17. Re: Miracle of miracles - my Patrick arrived by post from Ireland

    It's one of several buildings in a compound, the actual manufacturing of which goes on elsewhere.

    Google maps can show you more.
  18. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    http://uiimages.parfumo.de/0/7/5654_6583e9759b79b3b9c0732d4a02fec3f4.jpg

    Mazzolari Lui
  19. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.22917.jpg

    Arabian Horse 3.1 by Pierre Guillaume Paris
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    Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    https://media.giphy.com/media/3otPoFEwqMCHVf3R72/giphy.gif
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    Re: NOT Perfumes Discussion thread

    Since I am most assuredly a naughty person, I would just wear on my skin.
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    Re: NOT Perfumes Discussion thread

    https://notperfumes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/ashka-product-pic-3.jpg

    138 €
    15 ml extract. In glass splash bottle with screw cap.
  23. Re: Best "value for money" scents, which niche collectors wouldn't turn their noses up at

    You probably sniffed it and turned your nose up. I wasn't that taken with it initially either, finding it "a nice fragrance" but not intrigued enough to buy. But after a few wearings it grows on you,...
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    Re: Jaques Bogart - A great perfumer ?

    Yes, of course. I have a bottle, and yes it is that good.

    Not for the faint of heart though, as it's even stronger than other Bogarts, 1-2 sprays being more than enough to blanket a room.
  25. Re: Best "value for money" scents, which niche collectors wouldn't turn their noses up at

    Cartier's L'Envol

    .....should be mentioned. I see it at the discounters now for $50, which at that price is just stupid for anyone to pass up.
    ...
  26. Re: Francesca Bianchi: LATEST DUO

    She also has both now included in the discovery set, which sells for €48

    https://www.francescabianchiperfumes.com/product/discovery-set/

    Oops...no they are not.
  27. Re: Can most modern mens fragrances really be considered unisex fragrances?

    I wouldn't say these are predominantly female practices. The global cosmetic industry could soon be 40% for male products (currently around 25%). Rather astonishing growth in the past couple of...
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    Re: Rasasi Reference thread

    Agree about Fattan, though it's not as citrusy, if I remember correctly. You can still find it for aroun $35 here.

    If I were you, I'd also try some of Rasasi's ouds. Faqat Lil Rajal is fairly...
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    Re: Jaques Bogart - A great perfumer ?

    You can probably find Bogart pour Homme for around $15 online. If you enjoy sweet cherry tobacco it's a real bargain. (Alas, not really my thing.)

    Furyo is another beast entirely. Strong animalic...
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    Re: Looking for fall/winter suggestions

    Good suggestions. The Bentley in particular can be found for around $30.
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    Re: Jaques Bogart - A great perfumer ?

    Sure. Send me $200 and I'll fix you up with the long discontinued Furyo. Prices have gone through the roof in recent years for that one. *grumble grumble*
  32. Sticky: Re: For Beginners: Men + Women: Your Complete and Versatile EIGHT Bottle Wardrobe for $200 Or Less

    Mostly safe and boring, albeit not too unpleasant fragrances given that price point. The loudest and brashest is Bentley for Men Intense, and it's also the best on that list. I might keep D&G The One...
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    Re: Jaques Bogart - A great perfumer ?

    I don't find the original Bogart (1975) smells particularly dated in the way I think One Man Show does. Furyo doesn't smell dated either (1988). Some of the modern ones are quite good too, including...
  34. Re: Francesca Bianchi: LATEST DUO

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kgpj9wr3_xQ

    These guys love her stuff and give both of these a big thumb's up again, both pretty much cumming in their pants over Lost in Heaven.
  35. Re: Francesca Bianchi: LATEST DUO

    Jesus....

    That type of description just screams "blind buy" for me. :thumbsup:
  36. Re: Ok, laying my cards on the table re: Azzaro PH EDT

    That does happen. I have some vintage Fahrenheit where the top notes are completely gone, but even in a blurry state it's still better than current, though much improved Fahrenheit.

    The Azzaro is...
  37. Re: Ok, laying my cards on the table re: Azzaro PH EDT

    Pretty much.

    Vintage is round and warm. Current is much rougher and angular.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Basenotes as a forum doesn't dislike Parfums de Marly, or any of the other masstige perfume brands as far as I can tell. There is a small but vocal minority here who will take every opportunity to...
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    Re: Indie houses with the best bottles.

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0051/6830/0122/products/b-10_1200x1200.jpg?v=1553174246

    The limited edition of this one is cooler.
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    Yatagan doesn't smell dated. In fact, it barely resembles what is traditionally recognized as men's 'cologne' at all. Perhaps closer to mouthwash, ricola cough drops or something equally herbal and...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I don't see, or can't find a note breakdown, but deadidol has the most evocative review here.
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Bingo.
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    Some of that machine transation reads like poetry. Or maybe a Haiku.
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    I should think anywhere dark would be best, either in a drawer, a closet, or in their original boxes. I never understood refrigerating perfume, although I know some people do that for essential oils....
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    Re: Would I like Yatagan ?

    Not a good place. The humidity and changes in temperature can affect them.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just give it time. It'll gradually turn into a sweet leather in the bottle. That pissiness should mean the synthetic deer note is of high quality, closer to natural deer musk.
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    Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    What if your real mission in life is to smell nice?

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/3oEjHVeL6DxVJ0O9SU/source.gif
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Quality stuff for sure, but not similar. All the Sonoma Scent Series seem to strive to be natural and outdoors-smelling. The Normal Kamali far more churchy.
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    Re: I suck at blind buys

    I like gambling so I enjoy blind buys. My hit rate is considerably more than 0% and considerably less than 100%. Overall, ahead. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: What's the best Parfums de Marly?

    The best Parfums de Marly is the one you do not buy....
  51. Re: Do Fragrance Net and Fragrance X deliver overland to Canada?

    They do, and some at quite low prices. Surprising amount of niche online as well.

    https://www.walmart.ca/en/beauty/fragrances/N-4055
  52. Re: Do Fragrance Net and Fragrance X deliver overland to Canada?

    I've never paid any customs duties for either company. And relatively fast delivery.
  53. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    Yeah, modernised and turned into a mall scent. Grotesque, of course. I guess if you're younger and raised on this sort of dreck, and are into cinnamon it could be ok. But if you know what it's...
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    $38, free shipping

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dhanal-Oudh-Naswah-Rasasi-EDP-40ml-Boxed/113772121318?hash=item1a7d58cce6:g:vskAAOSwE-Rc9zfP
  55. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    https://media0.giphy.com/media/wYyTHMm50f4Dm/giphy.gif
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    Yeah, I hear ya. They are the older bottles, but after I smelled recent Timbuktu I'm quite leery of the entire brand.
  57. Re: Givenchy Gentleman was my 1980's teenage scent - does it still have the magic ?

    I would only get this one in its vintage form, but that's gotten quite expensive recently. A 100ml will set you back around $200.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    I got it from an online seller in Canada, during a free shipping promo. Check eBay, as they also sell there, with free shipping to Canada and the US.
  59. Re: Do Fragrance Net and Fragrance X deliver overland to Canada?

    FragranceX is based in Hauppauge, NY.
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    Re: Boss bottled intense EDP

    Boss Bottled Oud

    If you like Boss Bottled, this is similar but with oud, and some other things like saffron. You can find it online now for around $60.
    ...
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    I've been wondering about this for awhile. A lot of the older style bottles are at the discounters, but some newer ones too. Stuff that retails for $227 here, being sold online for as low at $65 cdn.
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    $60 usd. 100ml

    https://fragrancebuy.ca/products/safrantroublantlartisanparfumeur-man
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah

    Trying this out today. It's just as you've written above. Very smoky. Maybe a sweet oriental behind all the smoke, but it's not that sweet, more a honeyed sweetness in...
  64. Re: Your TOP 10 from this decade, subjectively and/or objectively.

    I wasn't being condescending, or at least not trying to be. It was just an observation.
  65. Re: Your TOP 10 from this decade, subjectively and/or objectively.

    It's interesting that you only include Designer fragrances (Tom Ford straddling the line between Designer and Niche). Unless I was measuring by sales or cultural impact, I wouldn't include any...
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    Re: Crappy day crappy cologne??

    I'm of the mind that the stuff currently sold as Polo "Green" shouldn't even be called Polo. Maybe Polo-lite or something. But I guess if a company (L'Oréal) can still make a buck off something they...
  67. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    There's an end.....?! :huh:
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    I like it quite a bit, one of the few new ones from Lush/Gorilla I'd consider buying. The boys from the Loft love the stuff. And the bubblegum smell is quite intense initially.

    ...
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    Re: which one is better bubblegum scent ?

    I'd trade any of this junk for the bubblegum in some Lush fragrances like Breath of God or Tank Battle.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26154988-3117.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I don't think that's fair. Diana Krall still plays something resembling jazz, and hasn't retreated to making easy listening muzak like a lot of Chris Botti sounds to me. And I actually like her...
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    Re: Woody incense vanilla

    This is Him! has the most incense of those listed.

    If you don't mind really sweet stuff, then try

    Raghba by Lattafa

    There's Raghba, Raghba Wood Intense, and Raghba Classic, from sweetest to...
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    Re: share your method of application

    Similar to Bavard, 2-3 sprays to my chest. 1 to the back of my left hand, or wrist. Never on my neck, or too near my face.
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    Re: it's true: perfume doesn't have gender

    You are a braver man than me.

    I've worn some heavy Tuberose perfumes lately, and much to my surprise enjoyed this powerful note. But Poison, possibly because of bad 80s flashbacks and certain...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Expensive junk, like the entire brand, IMO.
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    I like this one a lot. Has that retro vibe going on (smells like it could have been made in the 70s or 80s but it was introduced in 1995). Doesn't smell dated at all, just classic, somewhat in the...
  76. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Only vaguely similar. There is more going on in Patchouli Nobile, and it's richer-smelling, but I'd be hard-pressed to say which one i prefer,

    Perhaps you need a certain number of posts here to...
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    I had an earlier bottle and a newer one, from 2016 or something.

    They did change the formula a bit, as it used to open with this huge blast of smoke and then after a couple of hours get quite...
  78. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    I have yet to smell it. Doesn't seem to be carried by Lucky Scent yet.

    P.S. Use the edit button.
  79. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Santa Maria Novella is a stripped-down to the bare essentials patchouli. A hint of florals in it, but you wouldn't be far off if you thought it smelled like a high quality pure essential patchouli...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Patchouli is, thankfully, one of those perfume notes that is free of so much gender baggage, mainly because it was popularised and worn by both sexes in the 1960s. What you're really asking for is a...
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    Re: Patchouli based Masculine scents.

    Hearing good things about this one too.

    https://fimgs.net/himg/o.82054.jpg
  82. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Patchouli is such a strong, often overpowering note that perfumers will look for ways for soften, or mollify the harsher elements by introducing other elements to counter that, usually amber but...
  83. Thread: Oud!

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    Re: Oud!

    Define affordable.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    There seems to be a flat rate of $12 for the United States and Canada. That's not bad at all.
  85. Re: Question about Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland

    You can find it at most Irish gift stores. They're in every major American city.

    https://www.fragrancesofireland.com/store-locator.html
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    Re: What Fragrance Would..

    Nicholson's Joker is just some manic cartoon character, little better than Cesar Romero's Joker from the campy 60's tv show.

    I haven't seen Joaquin Phoenix yet, except in clips, but Heath Ledger's...
  87. Re: [Advice] Patchouli: Mazzolari vs. Lorenzo Villoresi

    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942

    ..all your problems will be solved.

    Much better than the Mazzolari, but so is Mazzolari Lui a better patchouli than their regular patchouli too. Must like civet...
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    Re: Rasasi Dhanal Oudh Nashwah (2011)

    Good, detailed review.

    Never ceases to amaze me how some of these middle eastern cheap ouds are often so much better and more interesting than western designer "ouds" that cost several times...
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    Re: Maison Margiela thoughts

    Well put.

    Sephora has a bunch of these type of brands, all prominently displayed for the soccer moms to peruse.
  90. Re: Looking for perfume recommendations for my girlfriend

    https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/57f779fc8419c2af7bf7e85d/1552181449887-XCLHKFZ8DBTQNKV6JXA8/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kI4zRGNoyZsbeT6fGJ1vMNJ7gQa3H78H3Y0txjaiv_0fDoOvxcdMmMKkDsyUqMSsMWxHk725yi...
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    I agree with all this, except that it's much better than Givenchy Pi, which is too sweet, synthetic and cloying for my tastes. Similar territory though, with the Benzoin, just much better balance...
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    Re: Which vetiver? Or both?

    You're going to get something worse, of inferior quality, to try and save a few bucks is how I'm reading it.

    I await with bated breath your Aventus thread...
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    Re: Which vetiver? Or both?

    That's backwards thinking.

    You said you loved both Terre d'Hermes and Encre Noire. So figure out a way to buy both. This isn't rocket science.
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    Re: Which vetiver? Or both?

    This is just goofy. :rolleyesold:

    Buy what you love and want to wear, not stupid clones.

    You can get a 50ml of Terre d'Hermes online for $40. Don't skimp.
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    Re: Body Kouros.. arrived

    Me either. And vintage for both here.
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    Re: Very good (cheap) OUD perfumes?

    Ok, sold. I'm going to get some.
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    Re: Best Eclectic Designers of Last 3 Years

    Dark Rebel by Varvatos

    ...probably should be included in this list, even though it has issues. It's different enough from other designers to warrant inclusion. The main problem is the anemic...
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    Re: Mugler Alien Man Fusion

    Shoppers Drug Mart here in Canada carries a lot of Mugler.
  99. Re: A Niche snob looking for winter fragrances for everyday use

    Yay!
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    Re: Best Eclectic Designers of Last 3 Years

    This is Him! by Zadig & Voltaire is perhaps even more so. The type of thing more young men ought to be wearing instead of the of the too often insipid designer dreck they seem to prefer.
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