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  1. Re: Best sandalwood-based scent available at a department store?

    Also agreed. No fault of Chanel's - the limitations on sandalwood have taken their toll on a number of great fragrances. Genuine sandalwood used to be readily available and proudly put on show in...
  2. Re: Best sandalwood-based scent available at a department store?

    Go to the women's section and try Guerlain Samsara. Longevity is very good, and the sillage can be pretty huge. Very good value in many places too.
  3. Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Anyone had a visit from the postman today?
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    Re: July Purchases

    I caved in and bought Tommy Girl today (stop laughing!). It was between this and Jour D'Hermes, but at £16 for 100ml, this stuff is extremely good value.
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  5. Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Now available in the UK: http://m.muglerstore.co.uk/a-men-pure-coffee/M020101009.html
  6. Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    I sincerely doubt it, given that the original truly was limited. They would have sold all of their bottles on the initial run.
  7. Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Just spotted on Mugler's UK website, not sure if it's also on the US/France website: http://www.mugler.co.uk/fragrances/4000/
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    Dating Shalimar EDC (Blue Box)

    Hello everyone, would anybody happen to know roughly when these Shalimar EDC bottles were in production? Looking at ordering one but they're online only. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I suppose with Eau de Shalimar, one could argue that it fills the gap of a Shalimar that's appropriate for warmer weather, whereas with Parfum Initial certain people saw that it was marketed to...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    My first Synchronised Friday! What a fun concept. Also gives me an excuse to wear Chanel Eau de Cologne.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    That must be a first for a fragrance? Never seen an app for a release before.

    Seems like they're putting a lot behind this release, particularly in Gay Paree. This could make or break Thierry...
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    Re: July Purchases

    I've got Shalimar Parfum Initial on the way, to quell any discontinuation fears.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    They're easy to tell apart, thankfully. The old bottle is tall, whereas the new bottle is short and wide and resembles the classic Chanel No. 5 bottle. For comparison:


    Old...
  14. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    In City of Angels (1998), whilst poking around Meg Ryan's apartment, Nicholas Cage spritzes himself in the eyes with Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I'm finally sampling this in the coming days, can't wait!
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    That sort of thing makes me wonder if it's a poor translation from French. Like with foreign literature, it often doesn't sound quite right when translated to English, either because it's an unusual...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    There's been no official confirmation, but Monsieur Guerlain posted a while back that there was speculation about it. Plus, I've seen stocks not being replaced in department stores and PI turning up...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I feel like they're trying their utmost to introduce it to new audiences, but new audiences just aren't that interested in it. Something like Parfum Initial would probably have done much better if...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I'm trying it today and that's the general vibe I'm getting. It's got that cosmetics/lipstick accord, but with added sweetness. Much prefer Dior Homme, which itself is perfectly unisex.
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    NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Supposedly the replacement for Shalimar Parfum Initial (2011), a new flanker has been released on the Guerlain website. http://www.guerlain.com/int/en-int/eau-de-parfum-0
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I'll be going to test this later today, as I've never really given it a chance. I've heard mixed things though, so I'm hoping for the best.
  22. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    It went into a big clearance sale that L'Artisan had here in the UK, along with others such as Passage d'Enfer.

    I've heard elsewhere that Shalimar Parfum Initial is being discontinued? Anyone know...
  23. Re: Article: The Top Ten: Discontinued Women's Fragrances

    Ahh, that's fair enough then. I think they're taking Rush off the market too, I've seen it on sale at a number of stores in the last few days.
  24. Great list. I'd also add Gucci Envy (don't Gucci...

    Great list. I'd also add Gucci Envy (don't Gucci have a terrible habit for discontinuing great fragrances?) and Shiseido Nombre Noir.
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    Indeed it is. I recall it being a slightly sweeter Wonderwood.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I splurged at the Chanel counter today, and left with 31 Rue Cambon and No. 19.

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  27. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    Now available on Tom Ford's website: http://www.tomford.com/fragrance/private-blend/

    I'm wearing Neroli Portofino tonight, and as much as it's pretty much the only fragrance I can wear on...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Chanel seem really half-arsed with their masculines these days. Still, I'll see what others think before passing judgement on the fragrance.
  29. Re: Is Bogart Pour Homme a "Sexy" fragrance?

    Scents in and of themselves aren't really 'sexy'. Same with clothes, they can look (smell) great and add a lot of character to a person, but it wouldn't make me want to dive into bed with them.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Ooh, that's next on my to-buy list.

    John Lewis had the 100ml of Prada Infusion d'Iris for less than the 50ml, so I bought a big bottle of that.
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    NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    The oud train is now arriving at Dover Street station. http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/05/29/comme-des-garcons-wonderoud-new-fragrance.
  32. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    This should really be in General, but I'm interested nonetheless.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Yeah, I did get round to trying the new version, and it did last much longer than my sample of the tall bottle. Very good indeed, think I'd probably get more wear out of this than Chanel No. 19,...
  34. Re: Need a ladies opinion on Tuscan Leather

    It is definitely intended as a unisex fragrance, but something about TL pushes it towards 'masculine' for me. Still completely wearable by a woman, though I'm not a big fan of this one. Too one-note...
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Is this still good then? Might pick up a bottle this week, after a long time wrangling between this and No. 19.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    The worst perfume ad campaign since Tom Ford for Men.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    It's back on Chanel's website (at least in the UK). That bottle is so darn pretty.

    http://i.imgur.com/C1MoMpO.jpg
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    Re: Fragrance free days or zones?

    Whenever I have any kind of nasal ailment, ie. colds or flu, and headaches tend not to mix well with fragrance. I also feel that it's inappropriate to wear fragrance at funerals, and wearing...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    That's a very good point. Didn't like Fate Man at all, but Fate Woman was stunning.

    I really like Amouage at the moment. They've got a pretty good release schedule going (two per year?), but I...
  40. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I really do wish that Mugler would give us something original and new. This flanker business is so hard to get excited about.
  41. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    I guess I'm slightly less cynical about this one because CDG are hardly a household name in perfumery. If, say, Coty or Procter & Gamble were to heave up a fragrance and put Pharrell's mug on it, I'd...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Just to add that I had a very good experience with this site. There was a delay with my order, but they informed me about why this was and they added another free sample to my order to make up for...
  43. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Now if CDG were to collaborate with Sting, then I would indeed write the fragrance off immediately.

    Back on subject, this sounds like it should be worth a try at least. CDG is a generally...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Yeah, he did criticise a few in the Little Book of Perfumes, though he praised the Dior Homme reformulation**. He also ranked the Yohji Homme re-issue 4 stars rather than 5.

    One notable review in...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Yep.

    Doubt there's gonna be many new 5-star fragrances. There was Fate Woman a while ago, and I think possibly Penhaligon's Sartorial could get the nod. Maybe Fille en Aiguilles, or Absolue Pour...
  46. Re: Who would wear Black by Comme des Garçons

    Wear it in a trendy Tokyo cafe, whilst you read your copy of Monocle.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    The longevity's great if you can tolerate it for that long. Like a man who talks for hours but never says anything of any worth.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Tried this tonight, finally. If I was to judge it on the first 10 minutes, I would have bought it on the spot. Loved that classic Dior Homme iris mixed in with the citrusy notes. Half an hour later,...
  49. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    Currently Givenchy Insense, but I'm also looking for vintage Shalimar. Wouldn't mind trying vintage L'Heure Bleue at some point either, even though I really like the current stuff.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    That's $1.20 per ml. Ergo, fairly expensive. Also, not everyone has a massive budget, and the average shopper certainly isn't going to spend that much on a mediocre fragrance. The fact that you...
  51. Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    Pink and blue gender marketing? Sod off, Guerlain.
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    Re: SoLippy.co.uk

    Worth reporting them to trading standards?
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Had a ton of luck with Guerlain this month. Today I got a vintage Guerlain Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Vintage Guerlain Jicky EDP arrived today.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Guerlain-Jicky-Eau-De-Parfum-50ml-Refill-/00/s/MTMwOFgxMDEw/z/qvwAAOxyOMdS472y/$_57.JPG
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    Poll: Re: Sahara Noir or Avignon?

    Love both but I'll say Avignon because it's much better value for money.
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    Re: UK Basenoters...

    Debenhams, John Lewis and the Beauty Bazaar (Harvey Nichols).
  57. Re: Something like Dior Homme but for a woman?

    Dior Homme was named by Luca Turin as one of the ten best masculine-marketed fragrances for women. Note the term I used there - masculine-marketed. It's not strictly for men, nor is any fragrance...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    I think Jicky is perhaps the most 'masculine' of the classic Guerlains, but I find them all pretty wearable by men. Mitsouko and Apres L'Ondee are particular favourites of mine.
  59. Re: It seems to me I am Anti-Chanel... Anyone else on here?

    Egoiste might just be my favourite designer fragrance marketed towards men. I find Antaeus a bit butch and Pour Monsieur a little bit too 'classic', but can appreciate the artistry and creativity in...
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    Re: M7 Vintage purchase - ebay

    I bought from him too, perfectly legit. God damn are those prices going up though. I paid a good £15 less than that.
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    Re: Pure Malt here to stay?

    Get it new while you still can, because there's never any certainty with these things.
  62. Perhaps the worst Grey Vetiver eBay fake of all time

    ...and the seller has sold at least 3 on Buy It Now, and has an auction with 18 bids standing at £46. Don't get scammed this Christmas, folks! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181271983207
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  63. Re: What have you bought this Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

    You lucky son of a gun.

    Me and a few others in a Facebook group had orders cancelled after an offer turned out to be a glitch. Thanks, Byredo. :(
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    Poll: Re: Coromandel LIDG LIDGE

    LIDGE might just be Guerlain's greatest masculine. I like Coromandel, but it's definitely not my favourite from the Les Exclusifs line. I do think there's room in a collection for 2 out of the 3...
  65. Re: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche price going up..

    Yep, it's a must-try for any fragrance fan. Could be Tom Ford's greatest creation.
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    Re: TF Private Label Suggestions

    Noir de Noir and Italian Cypress are the best IMO. One is a chocolatey rose and perhaps my favourite rose/oud on the market, and the other is a 70s-inspired woody-aromatic, like a perfected version...
  67. Re: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche price going up..

    Yeah, I said about a year ago that it was time to stock up if you like it. Apparently the La Collection version isn't as bad as it was initially perceived to be, but if you like the tin can version,...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Tried it today at John Lewis. The only similarity I get to Amber Absolute is that it has frankincense in it. Whilst I found Amber Absolute to be almost unbearably balmy and strong, this one strikes a...
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    Re: Lost for what to buy :\

    Yeah, don't buy something for the sake of buying it. I could never encourage reckless spending!

    (though if you're looking for DHS Mervin, I have one on sale elsewhere, slightly used...)
  70. Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Agreed.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

    http://br.eonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/tom-ford-Neroli-Portofino.jpg
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Likewise. That or vintage M7.
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport

    To me, it smells 'nice' but it's so nondescript that I really don't enjoy wearing it. It's been relegated to room spray status now.
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Well, I appear to have accidentally won a bottle of Neroli Portofino on eBay. Put in a rather low bid and didn't expect to win at all, but I managed to snag a brand new 100ml bottle for £90.
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    Re: TF Bois Marocain discontinued?

    Eh, I found it far too heavy on the frankincense. Other than the fact that it lasted for days, I thought AA was trying too hard to be Ambre Sultan.
  76. Re: Do all Dior Homme bottles have "CD" engraved?

    With the Dior Homme bottles, you can control how much you spray, with the full spray being pretty big and the partial spray just being a nice spritz. It's a very high quality atomiser.

    Also, I...
  77. Re: Do all Dior Homme bottles have "CD" engraved?

    I bought a vintage DHI the other week that had no engraving, but my Dior Homme Sport and Intense from 2012 both have the engraving. I'm wondering if the sprayer engraving happened with the...
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    Re: What fragrance you have just added ?

    eBay? If so, we probably bought from the same person. Great, great fragrance.
  79. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - cheaper / better alternatives

    Actually, I'd say Acqua di Parma Colonia Essenza (the black bottle).
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    Re: G'bye Itlain Cypress

    They could really do with cutting a few from the Private Blend line, but Italian Cypress isn't one of them.
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    Re: Burberry London PROBLEMS!

    Me too. Nice opening, but everything after that does absolutely nothing for me.
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Here's my haul for April:

    http://i49.tinypic.com/2lwooix.jpg
  83. Re: Apologies in Advance: Questions about Vintage DHI

    Same as mine, got the engraving on the silver collar too. The smell is absolutely fine so I think I'm safe here. Cheers, Marais!
  84. Apologies in Advance: Questions about Vintage DHI

    Hello, I feel like it may just be me being paranoid here, but I managed to grab a vintage DHI off eBay, and as much as it seems to smell okay and look fair, I just have two questions for other people...
  85. Re: sick with fever, any perfume to soothe my senses?

    Yep. I'm down with man flu today, and I've figured that it's probably for the best that I give my nose a break and time for my sinuses to heal properly.
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2013

    Yes! Just ordered vintage M7, 100ml.

    http://cdn.factoryfast.com.au/thumbs/images/csvPictures/8f6577d99fe92b11965ecbbefbde30d3/productImages/M349_l.500x500.jpg

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    Holy hell,...
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    Re: 'Soapy' and 'Clean'

    No, Aventus is the best fragrance ever!

    ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Apr, 5th, 2013

    Yves Saint Laurent M7 Oud Absolu

    http://parfum-homme.prime-beaute.com/files/2011/10/ysl-m7-oud-absolu.jpg
  89. Re: Tom Fords Italian Cypress - So Impressed I Purchased It On The Spot

    Grabbed a bargain on eBay for this one, and I'm very glad I did. Highly underrated fragrance.
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    Re: Sephora clearances

    Perhaps she was humouring you. Or it was all just a dream.
  91. Re: Based on smell alone… what would be your 10/10 fragrance?

    Noir de Noir is utterly beautiful.
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Agreed. They've got that same oud backbone, but the drydown of Oud Absolu is a lot more like Tom Ford Oud Wood, with warm and smoky woods, as opposed to the sweet ambery-vanilla of the original M7....
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    Re: Hunting Tobacco Vanille

    It's not been discontinued, it's just by far the most popular Private Blend. It's bound to be out of stock in some places.
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Thankfully there's been no negative reviews here on Basenotes yet. The Fragrantica reviews are absolutely ridiculous though, people voting it as poor longevity and sillage, and disliking it for no...
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Yeah, so even if you don't like it, you could sell that on for a nice profit. As good as Oud Absolu is, it seems to be falling in price.
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    The reform and the Absolu are pretty much identical to me. I'll say the reform just because I prefer the original bottle, but they're both great fragrances.
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    Re: Cheap(ish) Creed at Cheapsmells

    Cor, 30ml of Virgin Island Water for £60! http://www.cheapsmells.com/productPaging.php?productId=245595
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    Re: This is really irritating me!

    Skin chemistry/anosmia. Sometimes you can't question it, it just happens to be that way for some reason.
  99. Re: m7 lovers: Is it worth buying m7 oud absolu too?

    I would only really buy it if you didn't own either of the original versions, purely because I really don't see much difference between them.

    If you already own an older M7, I wouldn't bother with...
  100. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I'll be taking that Neroli Portofino, cheers.
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