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    Re: Polo green alternative

    At least conceptually Acqua di Selva by Visconti di Modrone, Pino Silvestre, TSAR, Tom Ford Italian Cypress, Caesars Man Caesars World
  2. Thread: Meo Fusciuni

    by Darvant
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    Re: Meo Fusciuni

    Notturno is quite interesting (silent and mysterious, evocative about a southern summer night), try also Luci ed Ombre created by Meo Fusciuni for Masque.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    A waterfall of injustice without any proof (on the other hand impossible to retrieve cause inexistent), apparently veiled but basically crystalline accusations against respectful persons just...
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    Exactly
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Commas are enough, the crystalline substance of my writing (despite my poor english) simply buries the misery of your disgusting allusions.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Hi guys,

    unfortunately neither Unum (or Guerlain) nor the italian company we are working for are paying us lately, can anyone assume the members of our italian clan as cooks till when the crisis...
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    Oh my God my dear, thank you so much, I'm blushing.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums where to start?

    1740 and Noir Patchouli are among my favorite.
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    Re: Best young man clubbing scents?

    For instance Escada Magnetism For Man, YSL Body Kouros, Joop Nightflight.
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    Re: your perfect fragrance

    Vintage Guerlain Habit Rouge Edt
  11. Re: L'Art de la Guerre - has anyone tried this yet?

    Jovoy L'Art de la Guerre is a particularly (for a part of its run) aqueous-aromatic (and somewhat fruity-musky) take on the sandalwood-leather-forest resins accord. More precisely the aroma opens...
  12. Re: Any masculine Lutens, or is everything so creamy sweet?

    Yes, just to quote a bunch, anyway you can find several further solutions (Serge Noir, Encense et Lavande, Vetiver Oriental etc).
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    Re: Battle of new LEATHER scents!

    Exactly.
  14. Re: What scent do you thinks has a Sahara desert/ Moroccan vibe?

    Miller Harris La Fume', Noir de Reminiscence, Several Slumberhouse's, vaguely Etro Messe de Minuit (for several of its nuances). About Lutens more than Chergui I'd say Arabie and Fille en Aiguilles...
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    Re: Cold and Dark...

    Fantastic :-)
  16. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    Of course.
  17. Thread: Havana

    by Darvant
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    Re: Havana

    Yes, probably the vintage Havana is slightly more spicy in the opening but along the way vintage and new one are pretty similar if not identical, anyway each time I wear this fragrance everybody look...
  18. Thread: Havana

    by Darvant
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    Re: Havana

    Hi Paul,
    I own a bottle of new Havana and can swear that is still an amazing exotic fragrance. Aramis preserves the quality and my Aramis by Aramis is amazing too.
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    Re: La Treiziéme Heure XIII by Cartier

    Cartier XIII La Treizieme Heure opens soon unmistakably with a combination of smokey leather, aromatic birch and spicy vanilla. There is no way to fail in to catching this central combo if you have...
  20. Thread: Havana

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    Re: Havana

    Of course.
  21. Thread: help experts!

    by Darvant
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    Re: help experts!

    Yes, of course the great Aramis JHL, try also Aramis Classic, Derby Guerlain, Gianfranco Ferre for Man or Heritage Edt.
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    For Instance La via del Profumo Cuoio Tartaro, Cuir by Lancome and Micalleff Royal Vintage.
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    Re: choose 1 of 3 please

    Nowadays I still prefer it anyway (Edt)
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    Re: choose 1 of 3 please

    Habit Rouge, why? The "old style" (vintage formula) Habit Rouge Edt has been the most classy and luxuriant fragrance ever.
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Hi Francesco,

    Don't forget that the elements of the Loant Collection are conceived in order to be combined together and have sense just if combined (as part of a more complex orchestra) imo, taken...
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    Re: which to choose between these 3 classic

    Guerlain Vetiver.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Great, so pleased you'r appreciating this fragrance, enjoy it.
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    Aramis Havana, Arabian Oud Gentleman Secret, Heliotrope Etro, Vetiver Guerlain, Capucci Classic Pour Homme, Casamorati Fiero etc.
  29. Re: CORIOLAN by Guerlain, the "failed" Masterpiece: a 100-pictures mammoth review.

    Absolutely agree about the "melancholic mood". I'm lucky to own a full bottle of this great great fragrance. Extremely virile, assertive, classy, "silent".
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Lojazz


    Santi Burgas Lojazz is probably the most convincing piece included in the Loant's collection. A supremely floral accord of neroli, I suppose tuberose (not listed), oily sambac jasmine...
  31. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Ahhhhhhh, I know how you feel, have the same problem.
  32. Re: New from Calé Fragranze d'Autore - Roboris & Fulgor

    Roboris
    Yes, Dsquared He Wood as ideally combined with the classic Lancome Trophee (or in part Trussardi Action Uomo and MY Land), Basile Uomo and Canali for Men. Cale' Fragranze d'Autore Roboris is...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Opus 1144 (assumedly the Gothic one) is paradoxically the most modern (and bright) among the Unum's compositions which are taking the world by storm by now on Basenotes. Actually, in spite of its...
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    Re: Morabito Or Black 2014

    Yes, I have both the versions and the 2014's one is outstanding too imo.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Thank you so much dear.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    LAVS
    After such accurate and passionate reviews previously appointed by my two talented friends (and highly generous master-reviewers) Alfarom and Colin Maillard is not properly easy to add further...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    I'm sorry but I absolutely don't detect any similarity between the typically liturgical Loence and the spicy/leathery/oriental Sahara Noir. Where is the (typical in Sahara Noir) burnt sugar/spicy...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Exactly Francesco, is just not our ideal genre but agree with you (excellent reviews from you and Colin Maillard, as usual, just I catch the rose which is not typically leafy-lymphatic-earthy but...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Rosa Nigra
    Unum Rosa Nigra represents my first approach with this new "dodgy" (not for the Basenoters of course) italian niche brand and I welcome its aroma as a quite sophisticated take on the...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    I'm gradually realizing that is really important to "play" the game of the "alchemical" associations between the singular scents of the Loant Collection (which taken singularly could turn out overly...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Lorose
    Santi Burgas Lorose is another minimalist floral accord rich in vegetal musky subtleness and partially synthetic (as usual for all the "pieces" of this SB's series it seems to experience a...
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    Re: Getting to know Helitrope

    Hy Lynn, I love heliotrope too, actually I've never tested something matching the Etro's one in quality.
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Lomusk
    Futuristic and minimalist combination of elements preserving throughout a sort of "industrial laboratory vibe" . There is actually all around the wearer a "vitreous" typical "chemical...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Loant (as elsewhere well specified) is ideated to be the heart of the LOANT collection, a juice to be used separately (as an accomplished ambery-musky-floral fragrance) or combined with other...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Well, two giants, both possess an almost balsamic turpentinic vibe but while Loence is more on the boise-musky resins and woods (morphing finally in to something musky, "soothed", almost suede...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Thank you guys,

    Loence is an otherworldly composition, its vorticose depth masters over almost the totality of the incensey compositions I've experienced on skin, Santi Burgas means research,...
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    Poll: Re: What would be your only choice/preference?

    Without doubts Sel de Vetiver which is a far better fragrance.
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Lôtree by Santi Burgas

    Minimalist (more than vaguely a la Wonderwood Comme des Garcons in style) musky combination of fresh fluidy bamboo and woods (high quality cedarwood, agarwood and...
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    Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    Lôence by Santi Burgas
    If you are on the earthy-boise and realistically sacramental resins there is no stuff matching this juice around guys. Santi Burgas Loence is a majestic vegetal woody-incensey...
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    Re: New to basenote

    Welcome and good work here on Basenotes Mustafa911.
  51. Re: "A to Z (14)" What are your favorite BUDGET fragrances ?

    For instance Aramis Havana, Aramis, Gianfranco Ferre for Man, Battistoni Marte, Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli.
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    Re: What tobacco fragrances for summer?

    Still Aramis Havana, Acqua di Cuba by Santa Maria Novella, Cigar by Remy Latour, Gentleman Secret by Arabian Oud, Czeck&Speak Cuba and yes even the Guerlain Vetiver exotic tonka.
    P.S: would be...
  53. Thread: Arabian Oud

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    Re: Arabian Oud

    I've tested today on skin (neaby the London Oxford Street Arabian Oud Boutique) Gentleman Secret, one of the most recent releases from this brand, a fantastic freshly exotic musky accord of cardamom,...
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    Poll: Re: Dior homme parfum vs spice bomb

    DH P is the one of the DH line I by far prefer and it is far superior than Spicebomb imo.
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    Re: Rate these fragrances from 1-10

    Reflection Man - Amouage 4,5
    Aventus - Creed 6,5
    The One for Men - Dolce & Gabbana 6
    Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme - Chanel 5
    Sculpture Homme - Nikos 7
    Pour Homme - Versace 5,5
    La Nuit de...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Thank you so much Gianluca, amazing reviews as usual.
  57. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    An amazing brand, Cuir Ottoman, Eau de Glorie, Musk Tonkin, Wazamba and Corsica Furiosa are at top imo.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Hi, I appreciate a lot the Paolo Terenzi's engagement in perfumery, so looking forward to try this one too.
  59. Re: Cheap 80s powerhouses - One Man Show vs Krizia Uomo vs Oscar Pour Lui vs Tsar vs Aramis vs etc

    This is seriously one of the best scents ever.
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    Re: Valentino Uomo - Edition Noire

    Valentino Uomo Edition Noir follows the Dior Homme Intense/L'Instant de Guerlain's trend (in particular the LIDGE's nutty, chocolatey, freshly cedary twist, but also the Dior Homme Parfum's...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    I've tested today Edition Noir, it seems almost identical (just vaguely soapier) to Valentino Uomo, probably bergamot and myrtle oil seem to utterly darken the juice but the dry down (cedary and...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo. A new look on Dior Homme

    Valentino Uomo Noir Edition

    Follows the Dior Homme Intense/L'Instant de Guerlain's trend (in particular the LIDGE's nutty, chocolatey, freshly cedary twist, but also the Dior Homme Parfum's...
  63. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    Top 3 to wear for herself while top 3 on me:
    1) Habit Rouge Guerlain, 2) Costume National Scent Intense, 3) Domenico Caraceni 1913
  64. Re: The Top 3: Of Your Wife, Girlfriend, or Significant Other

    1) Guerlain Samsara
    2) Le Labo Iris 39
    3) Thierry Mugler Alien
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    Sticky: Re: Benvenuti a Milano (read first)

    Of course hednic, thank you Grant, crossed fingers.
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    Sticky: Re: Benvenuti a Milano (read first)

    My girlfriend will be there for me :-), mission at distance, I hope in a bunch of new samples.
  67. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Aramis Havana is on the top (forever).
  68. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    Still my vintage Habit Rouge Edt imo (with its long run and its diverse nuances).
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    Re: Parfums de cuir - Osmotheque lecture

    Great, thank you for sharing cacio.
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - upon further review

    Yea, really close to it, fantastic fragrance imo.
  71. Poll: Re: Which Acqua Di Parma blu mediterraneo do you like?

    Fico di Amalfi
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    Cereria Terenzi (Tiziana Terenzi) candles are excellent for instance.
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    Re: What is your The Most Unique Fragrance?

    Really "particular" fragrances I own (or owned in past) are Romeo Gigli by Romeo Gigli on the side of vintage Versace Versus Pour Homme, Kenzo Pour Homme, Bruno Acampora Iranzol, Costume National...
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    The Mazzolari Nero's opening is by soon a powerful Creed Aventus's flashback. This feel is incredibly apparent, especially because of a stout lemony pineapple/black currant accord but also because of...
  75. Thread: Mendittorosa

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    Re: Mendittorosa

    Hi dear, no honestly I've never heard of it. :-)
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    Re: Any recommendations for a vanilla based frag?

    So many, at moment I say first of all Bellodgia By Caron (pure Heaven), Habit Rouge Guerlain (anyway, especially in its vintage formulation, too much complex to be simply labelled as a vanilla...
  77. Thread: Mendittorosa

    by Darvant
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    Re: Mendittorosa

    P.S: I've a South's sample which have not tested yet (I will do it soon).
  78. Thread: Mendittorosa

    by Darvant
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    Re: Mendittorosa

    I' ve reviewed Id, North, Alfa and Omega yet, nothing groundbreaking but interesting concoctions anyway, Id is the one I've enjoyed more at moment. Look eventually at my reviews.
  79. Re: Cheap 80s powerhouses - One Man Show vs Krizia Uomo vs Oscar Pour Lui vs Tsar vs Aramis vs etc

    Great great appreciation for the excellent Giorgio For Men too.
  80. Re: Cheap 80s powerhouses - One Man Show vs Krizia Uomo vs Oscar Pour Lui vs Tsar vs Aramis vs etc

    I'm wearing currently Aramis classic (one of my all time favorites) and Aramis Havana, Sometimes I love to wear Gianfranco Ferre For Man, Vintage Ungaro III, Esencia Loewe, vintage Trussardi Uomo,...
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    Re: Vintage Gianfranco Ferre For Man

    Honoured dear, I own two bottles of this amazing fragrance, one of the two is vintage.
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    Re: Vintage Gianfranco Ferre For Man

    A really amazing piece of spicy-leathery luxury. One of my absolute favorite. A superbly complex mossy-leathery vetiver. Congratulations.
  83. Re: Blind bought Havana, on the fence; what other Aramis to try?

    Havana, Aramis, Perfume Calligraphy Rose and JHL are my absolute favorite.
  84. Re: What's your favorite fragrance from Profumum Roma?

    Olibanum
    Thundra
    Arso
  85. Thread: Burning Wood

    by Darvant
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    Re: Burning Wood

    Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense is another recommendation.
  86. Re: Name your favorite unremarkable, generic, "eh, not bad," forgettable scent that you actually wea

    Cigar Remy Latour, Burberry for Man, Marte Arte Battistoni, Cuba Black by Cuba Paris.
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    Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    Vintage Habit Rouge EdT at the beginning of the 90's was the best fragrance of the universe.
  88. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    Thank you so much dear.
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    Re: Similar to Nemo by Cacharel?

    Agree, don't get the similarities with Gucci Pour Homme 2 and see how almost unique Nemo is, just could be found several Nemo's nuances (or at least a common "vein") in Amouage Interlude Man and...
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    Re: Scents that remind you of a log cabin

    Durbano Black Tourmaline, Slumberhouse Norne, Sova and Jeke, yes Bois d'Ascese, Etro Sandalo, Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie, House of Matriarch Blackbird, Athunis Sigilli, Private Label Jovoy, all...
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    Re: Envy For Men Gucci Alternative

    Carven Homme for sure. Another solution is in my humble opinion Very Irresistible for man Givenchy (more powerful, floral and synthetically modern-chic but exuding points in common with Envy which I...
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    Re: Hai Karate returns. (Seriously.)

    A really particular scent, lucky to have tested it yet.
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    All good options, for a darker type of vetiver try Mona di Orio Vetyver, Athunis Sigilli, Etro Vetiver, Private Label Jovoy, Gianfranco Ferre for Man, Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie.
  94. Re: Pick one of your favorite colognes and describe it to a "newbie" in one sentence

    Vintage (80-90's) Habit Rouge EdT, licentious baroque decadence.
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    Re: Which fragrance blogs do you read?

    Ye Olde Civet Cat e Nero Profumo.
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    Re: M7 a must have?

    Exactly
  97. Re: Talk to me about Hermes Bel Ami and its neighbours

    Thank you Pluran, great post. Equipage and Bel Ami are enough different of course, I love both but prefer the great Equipage. I recommend you to try one of my favorite fragrance ever, the...
  98. Re: I for the life of me cant understand why Xerjoff Nio is praised with such high regard

    Casamorati Fiero, Ibitira, Kind of Blue, Ivory Route, Birdie, Dama Bianca, Zafar, Modoc, Fiore d'Ulivo and others are more than decently appointed scents of the current market, there is nothing...
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    Re: Your favorite from The Different Company -

    Sel de Vetiver.
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    Re: Your Favorite Magnolia-Based Fragrance

    Try a great cheap magnolia, Magnolia by L'Erbolario.
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