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    Re: Stand up to humidity

    Mint works well (Lush Dirty), followed by fresher vetivers like Vetiver Extraordinaire.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Love(d) those marble filled bottles...
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    Re: Montale update please

    Frankly, Montale releases fragrances faster than the queen bee. So this thread and the supposed "update", will end up like watching "Breaking news" on CNN - it's almost every second.

    I stopped...
  4. Thread: Chasing Ghosts

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    Re: Chasing Ghosts

    The best methods to a successful and profitable investment:
    * Stocks
    * Currency trading
    * Real estate
    * Buy all Aventus bottles, every second from every outlet in the market, due to which, prices...
  5. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    In terms of what "I" paid and find as worth pound for pound:

    * Costume National Scent - $20, but tester bottles.
    * Richard James Saville Row - approx $35 incl shipping for 100 ml
    * Rochas...
  6. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Lush Dirty body spray which is pretty close to EDT strength; a no brainer cheap pick for me for CAD $30. You can add their excellent shower gel for another $10...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

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    Re: Do any scents motivate you?

    Any oakmoss laden lemon Eau's click for me.
  10. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Oakmoss and vetiver (as you can't have pure Indian SW any more).
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Eau de Patou shower gel and using Capucci Pour Homme as SOTD
  12. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    You guys are F'ing hilarious!!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Good buy Alan, some nice Indian Sandalwood in this one.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ooh...Nice one JR!!! When people talk of animalic fragrances, not many talk about this, but should...
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    Re: Clive Christian no.1 VS Amouage Gold

    Oslo-Fjord - I own the original Gold Man, but only sampled the CC No 1 (spray and not the pure parfum).

    For me, as Russlan pointed out, Gold is a great creation in it's original version. Florals...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    SOTD Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    SOTD Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    GIT
    Cedrat Boise
    Eau de Patou
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Silver Mountain Water
    Dirty
    Capucci Pour Homme
    Kumquat Wood
    Boucheron Pour Homme EDP
    Etro Vetiver vtg EDC
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    Re: Latest Mancera - Precious Oud!

    I guess after the initial success of this new fragrance, Mancera will start working on Aoud Tiramisu?
  20. Re: Men’s Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    Fahrenheit tops the list.

    Other excellent un-cloned fragrances are:
    Gucci Nobile
    Slumberhouse Mare
    Nina Ricci Phileas
    Bogart Furyo
    Annick Goutal Sables
    Bruno Fazzolari Lampblack
    Tauer LDDM
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    Sorry freewheeling - don't have the Kouros bottle with me, so just using Kouros shower gel, but wearing Signor Vivara, which has some resemblance to vtg Kouros...
  22. BBC article - The remarkable scent memory of perfumers

    Nice, short read...

    http://www.bbc.com/capital/gallery/20190529-the-remarkable-scent-memories-of-perfumers
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Vintage Etro Vetiver EDC & full, unopened tester bottle of Polo Modern Reserve along with a backup bottle of Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Vintage Etro Vetiver EDC & full, unopened tester bottle of Polo Modern Reserve along with a backup bottle of Green Irish Tweed
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Etro Vetiver EDC & full, unopened tester bottle of Polo Modern Reserve. Bought a backup bottle of Green Irish Tweed, but that was created before humans created time, so leaving it out :)

    103385...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    SOTD Chanel Pour Monsieur.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Most Complex Amouage Fragrance For Men

    No powder association for me, but some strong animalic presence in-between great florals...A favorite on warm spring days...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Most Complex Amouage Fragrance For Men

    Dia Man or Gold Man, both in older versions...The vtg Gold was a silage powerhouse - with 1-2 sprays. I had someone follow the scent trail to come to my work area to compliment me years ago...
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    Norma Kamali Incense and Tom Ford Sahara Noir...

    Acqua Viva and Lush dirty as well.

    One vintage I like for its simple structure is Shiseido Bravas.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    LMAO - U made my day cook.bot!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    I have this and to my inferior nose, this is the best version of Guerlain Vetiver...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th May, 2019

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=102850&d=1558497433
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=102850&d=1558497433
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    Re: Show Your Vintage Fragrance Sets

    Currently, off the back of my head, i have Costume National Homme shower gel and fragrance, Eau de Patou shower gel and fragrance, Gucci Nobile multiple bottles of fragrance, but only 1 after shave...
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    Re: Show Your Vintage Fragrance Sets

    Calling the fire brigade :)

    I owned multiple sets like this - how i wish i can still find one...Gasoline glory!!!

    I used to buy sets earlier, but unless the option is not available to buy only...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    At Saks off 5th stores in Ontario - Clive Christian 50ml sizes for men / women in store for CAD $249.55; online prices were around 280. Saw them at both Toronto Premium Outlet, Milton and another...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    So I'm into the drydown phase of Macassar and it's beautiful, reminded me of good old Mysore Sandalwood and I remembered vaguely about ebony wood in Macassar. So I looked up the directory and found...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Took the day to clean up my home, AC filters and finally the washroom where I used this scrubbin bubbles or whatever it's called. Initially, I used the grime cleaner (didn't look initially), it...
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    Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    The difficult ones have elicited compliments, which surprised me a lot - like Slumberhouse Mare, Montale Cuir d'Arabie and such...
  40. Thread: Killian

    by badarun
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    Re: Killian

    I think almost all of Kilian's can be considered unisex...Incense Oud is sensational among the line up.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    https://aromat.ua/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/19d5366beb0fc0b5c8bec307332f5df6/c/l/clive-christian-c-for-men.jpg


    Anyone Canadians looking for L for Women - Saks at the Milton Outlet mall...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Eau de Patou shower gel and Eau de Rochas Pour Homme as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Eau de Patou shower gel and Eau de Rochas Pour Homme as my SOTD.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    We're with you there freewheeling - it's a tough predicament to be in and throws your mind into a loop.

    I'm off today and i had a nice long shower using the wonderful Eau de Patou shower gel;...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    BTW, I was expecting Joint to be a powerhouse, but I don't think it is...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm ashamed 4 sure...The other mundane tasks like work, work and work has been my excuses, none of which I know are responsible causes, I admit it was me...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I haven't tried the CdG Parfum, so unable to compare. Yet to try the J Casanova...

    I put one spray each of Pour Monsieur and Sybaris. Great oakmoss and perfectly intact top notes on the PM. As...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    ^^^ EDC is the best, I agree...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Let's just say that I've been on the lookout for a Joint (:)) for a few years...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=102849&d=1558497414
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Guerlain feminines imho are way better crafted than the masculines - vtg Samsara is a sandalwood journey, Jicky is a beautiful animalic and so many more that the list is endless. Suggest you try...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A splurge of sorts, after a few years of not doing so...

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  55. Re: You are being forced to cut down to five scents / five occasions

    Hypothetical list, as no basenoter should sit with 5 fragrances...

    1. Your work / office scent - Chanel Pour Monsieur edt vintage
    2. Your formal scent - l'Humaniste
    3. Your after the gym scent -...
  56. Re: You are being forced to cut down to five scents / five occasions

    Unacceptable to see your list with no mention of Kouros...
  57. Re: The smokiest fragrance —— potential contenders of T-Rex by Zoologist and Hyde by Hiram Green?

    Older versions of Interlude and Tribute attar are the top contenders. I've heard La Fumee to be potent as well.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    The best version of BaV that I've tried years ago.
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    Re: Need help with vintage splash bottles

    Get a funnel and put a bent pin inside the vintage bottle and funnel, this releases the liquid faster - for quick transfer. U might want to try it out with rubbing alcohol first for practice...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Congrats N Cal!!!
  61. Re: Which fragrances remind you of cold mountain air?

    Scriabin Himalaya...
  62. Re: Latest Guerlain L'Homme Ideal Flanker - L'Homme Ideal Cool!

    It'll hit fragrancenet normally, even before reaching retail in Canada :(
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    This BaV Acey bought could actually get the rhino in the "mood"... Great buy indeed...
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    Re: 20 fragrances for life

    Johnny - I didn't sleep y'day night as I had made this 20 and left scores of other equally excellent fragrances :( Multiple Guérlain's, Ebene, Jules, Snuff, Versailles PH, Incense Oud, Kouros, Musc...
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    Re: 20 fragrances for life

    Saved for my afterlife...Sauvage in particular will keep (even) the devil away.
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    Re: 20 fragrances for life

    In no particular order...

    Gucci Nobile
    Eau Sauvage edt vintage
    Hermes Bel Ami vintage
    Guerlain Derby vintage
    Knize Ten toilet water vintage
    Parfums de Nicolai New York edt vintage ...
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    Re: Best use of Lemon Verbena in a men's frag?

    I was going to mention Philtre d'Amour, but it's quite rare to source (lucky to own though :)). Eau de Guerlain older versions were better imho - new one's are even lighter than the past.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Bavard - I have a similar old version, it's a masterpiece imho...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    One of the strongest oakmoss levels I've pleasurably inhaled!!! And under-rated among vintages imho...
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    Re: Dukes of Pall Mall Cotswold on ebay.uk

    Looks like someone read your mind a couple of days earlier...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eau-de-cologne-DUKES-of-PALL-Mall-BELGRAVIA/293072817435?hash=item443c804d1b:g:szkAAOSwjlVb-DbX
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    ^^^ Lampblack is the superior of the 2 in my books; if you remove the horror movie aspect and for someone unknown, who smells Room 237, it's a vague clean meets dirty chemical / plastic scenario. And...
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    The 2 Fazzolari's are awesome too - Lampblack and Room 237.
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    Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    Amouage Memoir, vintage Salvador Dali Pour Homme, Scriabin Himalaya are three that come to mind. Pure Oud as oil or burning as chips, can have similar, if not better effect. Just need to have ample...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Bugatti followed by NY followed by BdP and lastly Tiffany...

    The Tiffany which I have, is one of the rare situations where a much revered vtg falls short in satisfying me...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Started early in the day with my SOTD as Parfums de Nicolai's vintage version New York EDT. I know there's a whole lot of peeps I like here that have fallen for their New York Intense - but having...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Gorilla Perfume / Lush Dirty - 200ml body spray and 100ml perfume.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Gorilla Perfume / Lush Dirty - 200ml body spray and 100ml perfume.
    ...
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    Poll: Re: Bois du Portugal or Divorce?

    One was made with hand picked ingredients from the deepest corners of the world. Another was hand picked by you - which hand picked do you go with? Indeed a tough choice.
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    Re: Best use of Lemon Verbena in a men's frag?

    Older versions of Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/social.18941.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Jon - await your review...I own the Weil from Kipling and had oppurtunities to buy few more and I skipped.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Excellent buy NCal!!!
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    Re: Aventus is to pineapples as...

    +1, I was searching for a good analogy :)

    Acqua Viva is to lemon.

    Lush Dirty or Geranium Pour Monsieur is to mint.

    Molyneux Captain is to oakmoss.
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    Re: Lubin Idole EDP-How different from EDT?

    Agree - EDT is superior to my nose as well, as much as I hate the price tag...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I feel sorry for you and totally sympathize with you, as I've been through this tough situation many times. Shows how vulnerable we are as humans...Stay strong and have a couple of drinks, if it...
  87. Re: Who legitimately has the largest fragrance collection?

    +1 to what Pluran said.

    What's your buying philosophy? You check every fragrance, or like Hednic, buy wholesale :) ???
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    Re: What will be your go to summer fragrance?

    I'm leaning heavily on using Lush Dirty...
  89. Re: Really Masculine, Really Modern, Really Excellent

    You need to be more precise with regards to notes.

    If 100 people give 2 recommendations each, you're looking on average at 100+ fragrances to choose from.
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    Re: Are epic and interlude...

    Agree with Cacio on the Sahara Noir.

    Norma Kamali Incense stands head and shoulders above ALL other incense fragrances, but you'll need to probably take a mortgage to buy it now, if anyone's...
  91. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Dior Eau Sauvage edt. Best longevity?

    ^^^ All in their vintage versions...
  92. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Dior Eau Sauvage edt. Best longevity?

    Agree with all of the above, particularly the Capucci part.

    While I do not layer as a practice, I've done this twice with good results - Shiseido Bravas after which I've used Capucci PH or Eau de...
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    Re: NEW: Marlou - D'Ambiguite !

    Bringing back to life this thread as I stumbled upon Marlou from a Luckyscent email.

    After reading all your comments, all I want is to take a nice clean shower and put on some stink from Marlou :)...
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    Re: In praise of Patou pour Homme

    This thread in essence is why I love basenotes.

    Pluran - awesome description...
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    Re: In praise of Patou pour Homme

    freewheelingvagabond - suggest u try Ettore Bugatti original version. I'm one of the very few that didn't fall for the mighty PPH - indeed a great fragrance, but I find few others close to it at less...
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    Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    Ettore Bugatti by Diana Di Silva - a masterpiece. Original version can stand up to the much revered Patou Pour Homme and such; the 2'nd / later versions are 80-90% of the original. Still available -...
  97. Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan - 100ml Gratte Ciel Edition

    I find the original to be a totally wearable animalic fragrance - not over the top to scare anyone. And I paid very moderate prices (for living in Canada). Probably have about 40 odd ml sitting in...
  98. Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan - 100ml Gratte Ciel Edition

    Anyone sampled this yet? I own the old version which is an absolute beauty and was wondering if this new version has been reformulated? Or is it the same fragrance except for a fancy packaging +...
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    Re: Weil Gold and Silver Pour Homme

    Unfortunately no. My only Kipling is Weil. Would like to see your thoughts.
  100. Re: Vintage fragrances you would love to come across (designer).

    Bel Ami
    Nobile
    Eau Sauvage edt
    Pour Monsieur / Chanel Cologne for Men
    Jules
    Fahrenheit
    Egoiste
    By man
    Antaeus
    Every sought after Guérlain :)
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