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  1. Re: Something similar to the original Bvlgari Omnia

    Thanks, I'll check out those that I can find! Getting an actual replacement for Omnia seems to risky, reviews on a legit possible source not mentioned here indicate that currently available stocks...
  2. Something similar to the original Bvlgari Omnia

    Dear Ladies (and Gentlemen),
    I am looking for a scent replacing a bottle of Bvlgari Omnia turned stale and funky, for my wife-to-be. Since this is discontinued at least around here, it needs to be...
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    Re: Body Kouros is discontinued

    I guess it just didn't sell real well around here, so it makes no sense from a business point of view to have those bottles take up space on the shop shelves. I have BK and like it a lot, but I must...
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    Re: Body Kouros is discontinued

    It's definitely been discontinued in Germany for almost a year now, but I saw it recently in a pretty normal perfumery in Finland. So it's probably a case of discontinuation in some markets rather...
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    Re: Best "Mojito" Scent

    Farfalla Fresh Lime and Farfalla Uomo, which are so-called natural perfumes. Both are Eau Fraiche and VERY mojitonic. Lime and sugar all the way!
  6. Re: Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte...Suitable for a Man?

    Definitely suitable for a man as well.
  7. Re: 4711 launches a new line of (bad) colognes

    Maybe it's just my ignorance, but looking at their post-1950 product heritage I don't know why anyone would come to expect anything hi-end from this brand.
  8. Re: 4711 launches a new line of (bad) colognes

    Hmm, I'm beginning to think that t_g_l doesn't like 4711 a whole lot :)

    I like the melissa and verbena one, it resembles the lemony top of Blenheim Bouquet with which I sometimes layer it, but...
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    Re: Longevity indicator

    Isn't a test under everyday conditions much more meaningful?
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    Re: Damn! Black Aoud is tenacious

    I have only a sample of the regular one. I can't see myself craving for extra...



    You know, that sounds like a ruined shirt. Like you can't possibly wear it with another scent on. Is Roses Musk...
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    Damn! Black Aoud is tenacious

    I'm used to wearing long lasting strong scents as you can tell from my Wardrobe, but Black Aoud seems to top out everything when it comes to tenaciousness. The t-shirt I'm wearing is fresh from the...
  12. Re: DH Intense, Armani Code, 2 Man or Nemo?

    You know, I'm beginning to wonder whether they pay you... ;) j/k

    I don't know Nemo, but DH Intense and 2 Man are wonderful scents, and complement each other very well wearability-wise. As for...
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    Poll: Re: YSL Kouros or Body Kouros

    Have both, love both. The compliment aspect is a bit more pronounced with the original though.
  14. Re: YSL with M7 went too far with this campaign?

    Men have penises.




    I think the ad is pretty tasteful in that a) the penis is not an oversized John Holmes schlonnng and b) the guy seems to have slight "love handles". So, for a model, that's...
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    Re: Which Niche Houses Are In Danger?

    Umm.... I suppose that means that I'll have to get a big bottle of Kouros this year?
    Can someone give me/us a quick rundown on what's going to change? A ban on those ingredients, a quantity/ml...
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    Re: Better than Terre D' Hermes...

    CdG Kyoto - removes what I don't like about Terre. Not sure it is FBW though, as it's very minimalistic. Another great orange peel fragrance that is much less like Terre is L'anarchiste.
  17. Re: YSL Body Kouros - Your Testimonies, Please?

    For me it isn't. Just clubbing/evening wear. It's too sexy for most of everything else.
  18. Re: YSL Body Kouros - Your Testimonies, Please?

    I get compliments very seldom. I really like BK a lot, but I can see how it may come across as simplicistic and linear. I would call it a somewhat minimal fragrance that, when not worn too often, is...
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    Re: What was your last present?

    The last present I got was Dior Homme Intense - a huge hit.
    The last present I gave was Musc Ravageur - a tremendous hit.
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    Re: Cool Water Deep

    I wore some 30 mls of CWD and never got pepper.
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    Re: How to open a used spray bottle?

    I think a normal fragrance bottle is rivetted shut, so it's probably quite hard to open them and sealing them afterwards. If you have trouble getting an empty spray bottle, you could go to the...
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    Re: Do you list your cheapos?

    Me too.
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    Re: What Makes You BUY

    I'm a very conservative buyer, hence my tiny wardrobe. The process usually goes like this:
    1. Trying on my hand. Possibly more than once. Proceed to 2 if the scent is good.
    2. Getting a sample &...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs. Dior Homme Cologne?

    Definitely. I'm thinking about getting it for summer as well. It has a citrusier top which fades into a lighter Dior Homme base. But I haven't tried it in hot weather yet. For an even less sweet Iris...
  25. Re: Recommendation for longest lasting power and sillage for summer

    Seeing that you already own two YSLs, you should embrace the inevitable and get Kouros.
  26. Re: Need suggestions to complement my collection

    I also thought something formal or semi-formal would be a nice addition, for example Dior Homme (any version but NOT the Sport version), Gucci ph or Comme des Garcons 2 Man, or both male Prada...
  27. Re: Has your fragrance choice ever ruined your day?

    Sampling Opium ph EDP on my skin and riding a full bus 15 minutes later was not so pleasant. That sillage is overwhelmingly overwhelming. Sampling Issey was awful also. With the stuff of my wardrobe...
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    Re: Similar Fragrances

    I did elsewhere, although the similarities are certainly not large enough for this thread. On me L'anarchiste by Caron turned out SOMEWHAT (!!1!) like GPH2. Please don't litter me with the...
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    Re: L' eau D' issey

    There are numerous headache reports in reviews on and off basenotes (I was a victim myself), so no, Issey is not a good blind buy.
  30. Re: L`Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Cristaux d`Agrumes

    IIRC it is somewhere between the Eau d'ete version (blue juice) and the original EdT. More citrus, less gourmand than the EdT (and the EdP of course), but not quite as weak as the Eau d'ete.
  31. Re: Lecture on fragrances as source of Aesthetic experiences.

    That's what I meant: Philosophy might be too abstract for irish's intention, I was under the impression that he wanted to expound the experience of fragrance as something beautiful. In other words,...
  32. Re: Lecture on fragrances as source of Aesthetic experiences.

    Depending on the academic context, a lecture about definitions of art and beauty might be very boring. But it sounds like a good way to kick off the seminar, sort of a theoretical background. But I'd...
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    Re: Encre Noir

    I didn't find L'Anarchiste shocking at all. Candied orange peel and something nutmeg/clove. BUT it is nonetheless an unusual scent and at the same time working extremely well. Maybe I'll smell EN the...
  34. Re: Lecture on fragrances as source of Aesthetic experiences.

    Interesting! I'm not qualified to name examples, so I'll leave that to more knowledgeable people like DustB. But I would choose very complex fragrances in order to show how intricate an experience...
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    Re: Encre Noir

    Looks like EN enjoys a sort of mini-hype around here lately. I'm going to put this on my next sample buy list, even though I'm not big on vetiver. But vetiver+chocolate? Hmmmm. The connection to...
  36. Re: unconventional homosexual male & his new fragrance...

    It seems that it's supposed to be a gift for someone. I can't really figure out a recommendation until "unconventional homosexual" is clarified further. :)
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    Re: Your favorite flanker?

    If B*Men is a flanker, it is my favourite. Very close runner ups would be Dior Homme Intense, Concentree d'Orange Verte and M7 Fresh. All four have in common that they took the concept of the...
  38. Re: The Beat for Men = a reduced Blenheim Bouquet

    Oh c'mon. Rather:

    The Beat: citrus notes, black pepper, violet leaves, leatherwood, vetiver

    Blenheim Bouquet: citrus notes, black pepper, lavender, pine

    That being said, I smell many...
  39. Poll: Re: St. Patrick's Day Poll: the best "green" fragrance

    Me too. Strange.
  40. Poll: Re: St. Patrick's Day Poll: the best "green" fragrance

    But but but! Where's the poll? ;)
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    Re: Just picked up amazing Dior Homme

    I'm not bbBD, but yes, it is.

    I too am in awe. I loved it from the start, but felt that it was too sophisticated for my casual retro-70s-focused style. A couple of months ago I got the Intense and...
  42. Re: The Beat for Men = a reduced Blenheim Bouquet

    Of course there are differences between the two, but the rather clean vetiver veers deeply into pine territory on my skin. I guess I could tell them apart, but found the closeness of both quite...
  43. Re: The Beat for Men = Blenheim Bouquet light

    Maybe "light" is a bit confusing, "Blenheim Bouquet Simple" may be more appropriate. But I do feel that The Beat looses complexity quicker than Blenheim, yet they may converge eventually with BB...
  44. The Beat for Men = a reduced Blenheim Bouquet

    Tried the newest Burberry offering today, and I must say that it is a nice departure from other recent releases by other houses in that it has no sweetness at all to it. Someone recently related it...
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    Re: The best warm weather fragrances

    I think we all agree that Kouros is heavy - it's beautiful in summer. Other heavy scents work for me only in summer nights and when there is some spicyness in them.
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    Re: Citrus Powder

    Kenzo Power and Dior Homme Sport are powdery citruses. If a bit of rose is OK, try Burberry Brit as well, although it is the least citrusy (and the powderiest) of the three.
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    Re: Why is Azzaro PH a hit in Europe?

    Exactly, as long as there is no proof in the form of , say, LVMHs sales records, everything is based on assumptions. Heaps of people on this board complaining about smelling AdG everywhere leads one...
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    Re: Why is Azzaro PH a hit in Europe?

    The basenotes directory is not infallible. In fact, it is highly possible that your quote is based on that very same link you gave in your second post, as those besteseller lists are ominously rare...
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    Re: Why is Azzaro PH a hit in Europe?

    I'd be pulling out my hair over this thread if it weren't that funny :D Some posts read like "the Europeans" are some strange sort of Martians coming from Neptune.

    If we agree that the fashion at...
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    Re: Bottle Designs

    Dudes, the OP asked how YOU would design your own bottles.

    I would probably go from a cube shape and cut off around it to make it resemble the Seattle Public Library, but a much more convoluted...
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    Re: Why is Azzaro PH a hit in Europe?

    Certainly not. I seriously question this thread's premise.
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    Re: Why is Azzaro PH a hit in Europe?

    Well at least the OP made sweeping generalizations towards American men as well, and they were such that I feel pity for that dull jeans n tshirt style ;) Actually "being ahead" doesn't sound so...
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    Re: CDG Incense series

    Of which ones are you a fan?
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    Re: what will God and the Devil will wear?

    I'm not sure about God, b/c the OP didn't specify which god exactly. But I'm sure every Devil wears scorched blood and feces.
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    That's strange, Kyoto is a stripped down TdH on me, orange peel and smokey woods. No sweetness at all.
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    Re: Have anyone tried Joop! Thrill Men

    Cherry juice over vanilla and sandalwood. Would make a great womens scent, but it's SO not for me. You know, I did wonder if they accidentally switched the testers for the male/female ones, but I...
  57. Re: Help me choose please: Burberry (Brit) or Paloma Picasso?

    I'd go for the Brit, but that's mainly because the citrus and lavender in Minotaure bothers me. That beginning-of-the-90s type of fragrance e.g. Roma, Minotaure, Basala etc. doesn't work for me,...
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    Re: Is Caron on the road to oblivion?

    Wait, Basenoters asking for Caron to step up their marketing efforts? Even suggesting a buyout? What is that all about, my world view is turned upside down. I mean, really, does that kind of greed...
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    Re: With or Without boxes

    I don't know, for me, from an aesthetic point of view, flacons win by a huge margin.
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    Re: With or Without boxes

    I keep boxes only for a purely functional aspect, namely shielding the bottles from light.
  61. Re: Parfum d'Empire -- Taking the Idea of a Top, Heart, and Base to New Extremes

    I am wearing Yuzu Fou right now - my first PdE sample - and I like it. I am not sure I'll ever get it, though, which is because of the price in combination with the fact that it very very much feels...
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    Re: Lone wolf frags with no peer

    The most unique I have come across yet is definitely L'Anarchiste.
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    Re: Cartier Roadster or Guerlain Homme?

    Did a side-by-side test today and Guerlain Homme still doesn't deliver. L'Instants agrume accord over a very indecisive tonkalike grassy base. Now, with roadster I am blessed in several ways:

    1....
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    Re: Burberry Brit for men vs Dior Homme

    EX-ACT-LY! I reserve the Dior for more formal/fancy evening wear, while Brit is cosy casual Fall/Winter/Spring wear.
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    Re: Kouros: a revisit after a few months

    You can get a decant at the perfumed court.

    Glad to see another convert (of sorts). Now you just have to call it a civet note instead of urine. :)
  66. Re: Big difference between Guerlain's Vetiver 80's and 90's

    I don't know, I think Mr.Guerlain is right in being cautious with that accusation. Every time someone compares his 20 year old bottle of XYZ to a neer one and screams "reformulated!" when smelling a...
  67. Re: Black Aoud by Montale: A comprehensive review.

    *slowly scratches chin*

    ;)

    For clarification:
    When I replied, the topic was "Black Aoud - a comprehensive review", and the message text was
    "t's good. Smells like roses." and nothing else.
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    Re: Cartier Roadster or Guerlain Homme?

    Guerlain Homme is too much like L'Instant for me, which I don't like that much. Yes it's lighter, but it just doesn't work out for me. Roadster has a minty top note that many people seem to have...
  69. Re: Black Aoud by Montale: A comprehensive review.

    Oh no, not another of those one of those long-winded palavering reviews! Dude, it's just COLOGNE! Can't you be more like, to the point??
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    Re: Is linear better?

    A linear scent has to have a certain amount of complexity to not get boring. Other than that, a good fragrance is a good fragrance. I can't even say which variant I prefer.
  71. Re: L'Anarchiste in summer? ..and other spicy orange frags

    That's the point: The Creed has a high price tag but doesn't seem to wear that much different from Kouros. But I think I'll revisit. Bigarrade Concentree was also on my list, but - just like OS - a...
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    Re: Stealth fragrance?

    Black Aoud.




    j/k, my sample of Gendarme is the stealthiest one I have.
  73. L'Anarchiste in summer? ..and other spicy orange frags

    Hi, I'm looking for a new spice and orange summer frag. So far, Bvlgari Omnia (the original one) and L'Anarchiste look very promising, but I'm not sure whether L'Anarchiste works in warm to hot...
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    Re: Aqva Pour Homme Marine vs Acqua Di Gio

    Marine is a fruity mess. AdG is bliss compared to that.
  75. Re: Fragrances smell similar to Hugo Energize

    Shouldn't this be quite easy to get online? Anyway, give Bvlgari Aqva a try, which leaves Energize in the dust.
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    Re: YSL L'Homme Discussion

    L'homme does not work on me at all. It is Joop Jump with a little less vanilla and added hints of vetiver in the base. I find it hard to distinguish from all those fresh vanilla scents, which is why...
  77. Re: Basenotes Best Male Fragrance by % of Reviews

    Some true points, but I disagree that it does not reflect the tastes of the community. You seem to imply that experienced basenoters' votes should have a higher weight, which in turn implys that they...
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    Re: Your ultimate migraine frag is... ?

    L'Eau d'Issey. Utterly repulsive, repugnant and in every way revolting.
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    Re: Gucci ph II = L'Anarchiste Light?

    I don't get metal at all out of L'Anarchiste, just sweet orange/mandarine and clove in the beginning, and then the cedar and probably other spices slowly enter the scene, while the mandarine stays. A...
  80. Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain similar to Terre d'Hermes?

    No similarity at all. Terre=overripe oranges and vetiver, LAdDM=a somewhat dry spicy oriental.
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    Gucci ph II = L'Anarchiste Light?

    I'm retrying Gucci ph II today and am totally struck by its similarity to my recently acquired sample of L'Anarchiste by Caron. According to the BN pyramids there is no overlap, yet I find there is a...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Homme

    Could this have been "L'Instant Fresh"? Just asking.
  83. Re: Basenotes Best Male Fragrance by % of Reviews

    Very very interesting! If you might be so kind, would you like to try to implement imdb's weighting scheme for their top 250?

    http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

    Scroll to the bottom, the analogues...
  84. Re: Bottles you want but can't justify purchasing

    SL Chergui and Yuzu Fou by Parfum d'Empire. Both because of the price, and the former also because I already got two great gourmandy winter scents last december...
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    Re: what will God and the Devil will wear?

    Gendarme
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    Re: What fragrance for jury duty?

    Layer Kouros with MKK and Yatagan and report to us the colourful visual distortions and dissociations you will undoubtedly perceive. Please be sure to let someone take you to the place - don't layer...
  87. Re: sorry if this is not directly on the topic of scent but...

    Thanks for asking, been wondering too... Has the BN community become even more artsy-schmartsy? ;)
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    Re: m7 fresh

    To make things a bit harder for you, I am in my 20s as well and love M7 Fresh. On me it is a grapefruity fruit loopy fragrance with just the right amount of the original M7s base notes. Very casual...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs. Dior Homme

    What?? Can't we, like, change our minds sometimes?
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    Re: Lynx "instinct" !

    I admit to occasionally layering the Instinct AS with Brit. The leather and pepper gives it a nice edge.
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    Re: Dior Homme vs. Dior Homme

    Goddammit, what's all this talk of Dior Homme, can't we just once stay on topic? Pretty please? I'm getting really angry about all this randomness. The topic was Dior Homme vs. Dior Homme, and all of...
  92. Re: New Nautica Oceans - Water Based Cologne

    Will try. If this is not in any way fruity I'll give big credit to Nautica. But what the fudge is a regatta accord. What's ducking next with these marketing dopeys...
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    Re: Dior Homme vs. Dior Homme

    But but but! Young apprentice, you only rate it 4/5 in your wardrobe! Much to learn you still have... :)
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    Re: Dior Homme vs. Dior Homme

    Whatever you guys been smokin, I want some too...
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    Re: The Palisander Conspiracy

    Great one! After reading that I'd say one has to be very careful when sending samples of YSL Opium...
  96. Re: Essences used in contemporary men's perfumes accounting for lack of creativity...

    I humbly disagree. Bergamot is a citrus fruit, and as such a classic ingredient of Eaux de Cologne adding a citrus peel note rather than aquatic freshness. The others are synonyms.
  97. Re: Essences used in contemporary men's perfumes accounting for lack of creativity...

    Hm. To me, patchouli is one of the most earthy ingredients. Anyway, currently there's alot of hate for Iso E Super, although I'm not sure I know what that smells like. What bothers me about the...
  98. Re: What makes you totally give up on a frag ?

    That's some massive ageism right there.

    Agree on the headache though - that's a death sentence for any fragrance.
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    Re: Cuckoo for Cocoa

    You probably already know, but if cocoa is what you like in Dior Homme, you MUST get the intense version asap.

    And I agree, the difference between a chocolate note and cocoa note should be whether...
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    Re: Your first experience...

    Well to start your thread kinda slow, I recently bought my first niche product, the infinitely timeless Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, plus some niche samples. I wonder where my journey will take...
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