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    Re: Old Spice?

    Arguably the first men's oriental
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    Re: Bought Bvlgari Aqva today

    Don't take my review as gospel because I'm in the minority with my opinion on this scent (and indeed the whole line).
  3. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    There isn't a big deal, but inevitably someone will stomp in here and make it one.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    The Baron by Eyvan/LTL (1961/1965)
  5. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    Is your sprayer gold?
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    Re: Question about D&G Light Blue

    It's always been clear with a slight straw color so long as I can remember, but it might be totally clear now. It's been a while.
  7. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    The newest one is oddly soapy. Quorum was never soapy, so for me it is now fundamentally a different scent.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Brooks Brothers New York for Gentlemen (2008)

    Wore very good on mild heat & sun.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st June, 2020

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    Brooks Brothers New York for Gentlemen (2008)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st June, 2020

    Wearing this today too!
  11. Re: Azzaro Sport? Any info on this one?

    I'm a little mistled by the labeling. It just says "Azzaro Sport", like "Sport" is the actual name, which is super weird.
  12. Re: Azzaro Sport? Any info on this one?

    That packaging is VERY 90's, and that fact alone has me interested.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That's also super cute. Now I'm blushing.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Y'all are just too cute. <33
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    Re: YSL disconuations

    It wasn't lit, fam.
  16. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I'm still waiting for Fragrance Two: Electric Boogaloo for You
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    Re: Jicky-Shalimar Myth: Animalics

    I don't think Shalimar IS Jickey with ethyl vanillin, just that Jacques Guerlain discovered inspiration for creating Shalimar FROM spilling ethyl vanillin in a flask of Jicky. Subtle difference there.
  18. Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Just wanted to say everytime I see the title to this thread, I read

    "For Those About to Rock"

    and then resist the urge to say

    "We Salute You"
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    Re: YSL disconuations

    Yves Saint Laurent is joining Gucci in L'Oréal's collection of bought and dismantled designer lines re-imagined for the vapid masstige consumer that conflates large brand logos with quality. Aka the...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I broke out the Kouros just for you guys!

    Gonna be a long day!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lasted all daaaaayyyy

    today I'm in

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'll probably join in.
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    Re: What's happened?

    1) There was a massive IFRA initiative in 2011 that made using oakmoss almost untenable without severe (expensive) filtering the big players don't want to pay for. Furthermore, market forces and...
  24. Re: What's the EdT you prefer over an EdP?

    Dior Homme over the Intense or Parfum, because I like the dryness of the leather, woods, and vetiver a bit more than the heavier iris or creamier bases of the other two. I prefer the balance of the...
  25. Re: For those who are about the compliments ...

    Hilarious
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    Re: Best Creed that not Aventus

    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portugal
    Himalaya
    Millésime Impérial

    For me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Millésime Impérial (1995)
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    Re: Perfumers' favourite creations?

    Perfumer Frank Voekl's favorite among his own work is Santal 33 by Le Labo. It was originally a candle so when they put it into production as a fine fragrance, he was surprised at how well it made...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Best by Lomani (1987)

    Smells more like 70's than 80's and has a bit of a rough start but I'll take it. Eventually this gets very soapy, leathery, with clove and moss/woods.
  30. Re: Masking BO: The Original Purpose of Perfumes

    I've smelled enough gym rats bathed in Axe to last a life time thanks to my proclivities as a young LGBT man, so I'm passed the point of wanting to recreate that "mixture" myself. XD
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Maybe, I just know they add current stuff from major houses a lot faster and have many of the recent designer and niche releases a lot of people here have screamed for over the past year or two but...
  32. Re: Trashy Fragrances Done Well - Appreciation Thread

    One Man Show by Jacques Bogart (1980) A castoreum bomb of toxic male overcompensation, but it works well as a balsam fir and cyclamen green scent too.

    Estée Lauder Youth Dew (1953) The original...
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    Re: your favorite CHEAP fragrance

    All my Avons old and new. Fantastic house for the money, but they've been doing "affordable" fragrance since 1886, so I trust that they've figured it out by now lol
  34. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    Sure, I was just using my big macro worldview lens here. Never said there wouldn't be casualties.
  35. Re: Covid the final nail in the coffin for Malls and fragrances???

    1917 Coty Chypre de Coty released
    1918 Caron Tabac Blond released
    1919 Williams Aqua Velva released
    1919 Guerlain Mitsouko released

    All did fine against the Spanish Flu

    1930 Joy Jean Patou...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Dehydrated water. Just add water and it's... water.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Like someone poured water over the crown of England then bottled. Luckily that's not what this is or I'd be hella mad. XD
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Royal Water (1997)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th May, 2020

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    Cartier Roadster (2008)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This inadvertently gives Patou Voyageur a bit more heft in colder weather, but has it suffer some in heat, taking it out of the freshie game particularly and veering more "generalist".
  41. Re: Reversals of Judgement: Reappraising your verdicts

    Most of the stuff I got tired of smelling in the 90's I came around to after it stopped being so common anymore, like Nautica, Tommy, Curve for Men, Blue Jeans, all that stuff.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It gets really mossy and woody in the dry down, so the "aquatic" element lasts all of maybe 30 minutes to me.
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    They were and they weren't intermittently. Calvin Klein had "cologne" and "eau de toilette" versions of the intial 1989 Eternity for Men launch, and Avon stuck to their guns all the way into the...
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    @Pstoller

    cologne doesn't necessarily predate eau de toilette, it just means US market in most cases, since the (stupid) convention was cologne = boys and perfume = girls. God forbid using...
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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    This is the original bottle style. 1987 saw the 2.5oz/75ml donut bottle (for men) introduced.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Jean Patou Voyageur (1994)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel (1975)
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    Circling back to this thread, my initial reply still holds water, but in terms of "categorization", it's a bit of boondoggle to avoid because people both like belonging to something but also being...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    A Bijan Thread might be a good idea, and this one has a million flankers like One Man Show, with few if any having notes in common with the original (also like One Man Show). Could be a good place...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)

    A very satisfying wear today in the current weather. The vetiver is shining in particular.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I get the frustration but taking pot shots will only cause resentment. Just directly contact staff about an addition if it's particularly pressing, because my understanding is that the way the site...
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Not to throw shade but people who only like rare stuff (or only because it's rare/discontinued) aren't smelling with their noses, but have some more complex need being filled. I'm not qualified to...
  53. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    Most things listed here have some form of citrus in the top even if they don't focus on it, but if I had to completely zero it out:

    Dirty by Lush (1998)

    This one is built on mint and tarragon.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Cartier Déclaration (1998)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

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    Calvin Klein Euphoria Men (2006)
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    It predates L'Homme though by 3 years.
  57. Re: Gentle Fluidity Silver is a better version of Greed Irish Tweed

    Thank you folks! I'll be here all week! Don't forget to try the cocktails!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Azzaro pour Homme (1978)
  59. Re: Guerlain Jicky is Disgusting, Horrible and Vile, OMG

    Jicky isn't even the stinkiest of animalic perfumes anymore. There's even raunchier stuff out there, granted it's mostly in the niche world.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Royal Water (1997)

    Older frosted bottle, firehose sprayer.
  61. Re: Polarizing summer scent recommendations?

    Bright sharp green smells with a noticeable floral like carnation.

    Lauder for Men (1985)
    1881 pour Homme by Nino Cerruti (1990)
    GFF Uomo (1997)
    Parfums de Marly Lipizzan (2010)
    Diptyque...
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    Re: Should I buy Aramis Aramis

    As inexpensive as it is, I'd get it.

    If by rare chance you do hate it, you can move it very easily.
  63. Re: Puig Quorum versus YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    Normally I fall into the "nothing alike" category, but if I analyzed them side-by-side (both original Quorum in the 4.2oz bottle and the 4.2oz tin can Rive Gauche), I'd think they share patchouli and...
  64. Re: Gentle Fluidity Silver is a better version of Greed Irish Tweed

    Are we telling Gentle Fluidity Silver to GIT outta here?

    *ba dum tish*
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    Re: John Varvatos Files for Bankruptcy

    Designer fragrance brands often outlive the designers if they die or their house shutters. Giorgio, Geoffrey Beane, Halston, Lapidus, Ed Hardy (via the late Christian Audigier), and even Creed are...
  66. Re: Gentle Fluidity Silver is a better version of Greed Irish Tweed

    Gentle Fluidity Silver is mostly an exercise in juniper to me, and has zero correlation with Green Irish Tweed at all.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Rochas Globe (1990)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This was actually the original launch bottle. Came in a few different versions, some with a cladded helmet over the glass head, some with the head and helmet all part of the bottle. Aftershave came...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Avon Tribute for Men (1963)

    Another pauper in the court of princes, but you know me by now.
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    I also think there should be a separation in suggestion between what contains tons of oakmoss as fixative, and what aims to smell like oakmoss. For example, Chanel pM or GFF fM both endeavor to have...
  71. Re: 10 Relatively NEW Designers Worth Sampling: Help Please!

    I think all the new noteworthy designers I've tried have been spoken for.
  72. Re: Ultimate wide appeal 5 fragrance wardrobe

    If I had to do 5 based on mass-appeal they would be:

    Calvin Klein Eternity for Men (1989) - right at the end of the 80's and ushering in the styles of both the 90's and where we are today. The...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Versace Blue Jeans (1994)

    Here I am with a Versace released 26 years ago among a thread full of vaulted Creeds and pedigreed Patous. I should know my place. *wink*
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)

    A beautiful if simple vetiver.
  75. Re: PdM Carlisle vs Mancera Red Tobacco

    Sometimes I like to mispronounce the PdM Carlisle as "Carlizzle" because of how it's spelled. I haven't had a chance to sample the Mancera, but I like the PdM
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noir (2006)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

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    Lalique Encre Noire (2006)
  78. Re: EMINENCE Pour Homme - Mid 70's Sleeper

    There are 2 other fragrances also named Eminence from 2 completely different houses, one of them feminine. This may be a bugger to get in the directory.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

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    Creed Himalaya (2002)
  80. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    Because they see any demand as a test, then raise more to see if it holds. They're effectively "fishing" with buy-it-now rather than risk an auction. It's against eBay rules but impossible to prove....
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I smelled Sauvage Sauvage Sauvage but what else is new?

    Haven't smelled anything that wasn't Sauvage (and not my own scent) in months.
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    It was still a good read!
  83. Re: The Highest Complimented Acqua di Gio Flanker

    Combine them into Acqua di Giò Profabsolusenzafundo
  84. Re: Active scammer alert - got scammed on the "Fragrances Wanted" forum

    Problem with someone like this is even IP bans won't stop them if they're behind proxies or using other internet magic to hide themselves. They'll just get a new mask and try again, forever. You'll...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore a thing because it smelled good.

    I will also wear a different thing later that will smell differently good.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)

    Getting it done the classy way on Friday.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: Carolina Herrera "Herrera for Men"

    I also want to swap recommendation for recommendation.

    Try Kiton Men (1996)

    It's pineapple, violet, geranium, tobacco, cedar, and musk. Think GIT and bits of Roy Soleil mixed with Aventus...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Im high on Life (cereal)
  91. Thread: Bijan

    by Zealot Crusader
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    Re: Bijan

    The Donut of Death.

    (or B of Oblivion if you have the smaller bottle)
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    I think Peter Gabriel was better than Peter Gabriel, but Peter Gabriel was also a good album too.

    But back to the Genesis of the conversation we go...

    Another personal "unicorn" of mine was a...
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Fragonard by Fragonard sounds so silly hahaha!

    I guess it's no different than Peter Gabriel making his first four albums self-titled and leaving it up to you for figuring out which one is which.
    ...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Let's combine them. It's an unwearable shadow of smelling the same to me. Wait, what? I need a nap.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I love it

    Death - Pull the Plug (1988 Leprosy LP)
    Coffee
    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: Vintage oak moss bombs on a budget?

    Vintage English Leather (1949) made by MEMco with the old black labels and gothic font (50's-early 70's) are total oakmoss bombs for cheap, but you'll have to deal with splashes.
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    Re: Carolina Herrera "Herrera for Men"

    You've piqued my interest, and I'm always down for another metallic geranium/aldehyde fougère exercise a la Himalaya, Platinum Égoïste, Le Roy Soleil Homme, or XS pour Homme.
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    Re: Your Personal Unicorn. What is it?

    Yeah, I'm familiar with the gray caps (almost all of which are invariably unicorns now and beyond the reach of most), and would love to try that particular one (among others), but I tend to put them...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Creed Bois du Portugal (1987)
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Reformulation hysteria is always over the top from certain talking heads that get on the soap box about modernity being the death of perfume (some of them my friends so I say this with love), but the...
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