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  1. Thread: cut grass

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    Re: cut grass

    I'll third L'Eau de L'Artisan. It's great, and for me it has a very long-lasting "dry savanna" drydown close to the skin.
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    Re: Give me a reason not to buy BdP?

    I own it and find I never wear it, which is unusual because I wear almost everything I own and almost never the same thing on successive days. BdP just always seems like a little much. For the...
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    Re: Why is Green Irish Tweed named so?

    It's "juniper berry," not "Bay of Juniper." Drink/beverage is "boisson."

    The Russian leather fragrance, generally, has a birch tar note. I believe originally birch tar was characteristic of...
  4. Re: A masculine version of Hermès Eau de Merveilles?

    Who cares how it's marketed?
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    Re: Creed's Cuir de Russie

    I like it a lot and agree with everything hirch wrote. I find it's a surprisingly versatile fragrance, and the ambergris in the drydown is exceptional. I find that it does not last well unless I...
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    Re: Where to find Cuiron?

    Try The Perfume House in Portland, Oregon. Call them, as the website is pretty useless. I've seen it there within the last year, and they have a number of discontinued items in stock.
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    Re: Bought a weak cologne from a store

    I missed the part where you explained how, although you had never tried this fragrance before, you were able to conclude that something is wrong with the bottle you got. Or are you just saying that...
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    Re: But it's Terre d'Hermes :(

    Declaration is not remotely like TdH.
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    Re: But it's Terre d'Hermes :(

    When you finally get it, there is a 100% chance it will not smell the way you imagine, and a good chance it will not fulfill your expectations. It is not "the" fragrance, among other reasons because...
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    Re: Yatagan or similar?

    Rereading your original post, it seems to me there are many things you might try that are neither your usual nor the other extreme that is Yatagan. And not only is it nuts to buy Yatagan blind,...
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    Re: Yatagan or similar?

    Try Trumper's Eucris. I think it shares important qualities with Yatagan and is more wearable.
  12. Re: Total Weight of Non-transparent bottles (CdG and Montale)

    The CdG Incense series bottles are a very dark transparent glass. If you hold one up to a light bulb you can confirm this fact and easily see the level of the liquid.
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    Re: Vanilla scent for men?

    L'Artisan Vanilla belongs at or near the top of any "masculine vanilla" list. I'm surprised it has not been mentioned.
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    Poll: Re: Do Perfume Lovers Annoy Other People?

    Let's not confuse what I wrote with what someone else wrote some other time on a different board. It would be silly to suggest any fixed limit on starting new threads. However, in my opinion, there...
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    Re: is it fair to buy Millésime Impérial ?

    Buy what you like.
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    Poll: Re: Do Perfume Lovers Annoy Other People?

    If he's writing as a moderator, you'll know it.

    They don't annoy other people because other people, by and large, don't notice.

    On a tangent I'll deny was inspired by the headline, it is...
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    Re: No Magic in Ungaro III

    As far as I'm concerned, if you buy blind you really should feel estopped from coming here and complaining about being led astray. It's very, very hard to know what something smells like--or whether...
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    Re: if you could only buy at "sephora"

    This is one of the most open and non-judgmental affinity communities you are likely to find, but it does reward those who arrive with minimal baggage. Answering the question, I suppose I would end...
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    Re: Fresh Mown Grass?

    You should try L'Eau de L'Artisan.
  20. Re: Piver Cuir de Russie - Anyone know where I can buy it?

    The Perfume House in Portland, Oregon, has this.
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    Re: Arg. Arrogant salespeople.

    Keep in mind that you actually don't care what some random salespeople in a random shop do or don't think they know about products that they aren't in a position to sell you anyway.

    Also keep in...
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    Re: Lutens without the sweet

    Santal Blanc is one.
  23. Re: The best / funniest perfume review you´ve ever read !

    MUA review of L'Artisan Vanilla:

    fargharg on 6/29/2006 7:26:00 AM

    "This smells as if somebody baked a vanilla cake, coved it with a huge pile of dust, and stuck in back into the oven untill it...
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    Re: Creed Santal Longevity? Sillage?

    Too long. Too much.
  25. Re: What if you didn´t see the package of fragrance. Smell the scent with closed eyes

    I would still detect what I liked and what I didn't like. It would depress me to believe that my opinion-forming organ is so delicate that Basenotes reviews, packaging, marketing, etc. could...
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    Re: It's about that time again: Current Top 5!

    L'Artisan Vetiver
    L'Eau de Navagateur
    Gris Clair
    Jaisalmer
    Eucris

    For this summer, the last four may change to

    L'Eau de l'Artisan
    Philosykos
  27. Re: L'Artisan Vetiver -- available or discontinued?

    I got a bottle of this right after it was discontinued, from The Perfume House in Portland, and it is probably my #1 fragrance these days. I would like to add a bottle to my stock, but in the last...
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    Re: Whose More Into Frag -- men or woman?

    I'm always amused when discussion turns to popular perceptions about the social acceptability or weirdness of men's interest in fragrance. There are a few reasons for this, but mostly because I'm...
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    Re: SMN Nostalgia-- review

    Exactly! I sampled this not long ago after wanting to for some time. I was surprised a few hours later to smell the spot of application and find something it would not even have occurred to me to...
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    Re: Looking for my jewel in the crown...

    How about L'Artisan L'Eau de Navagateur? My one purchase on a recent NYC trip during which I smelled a lot of stuff. It definitely fits your criteria--indeed, it's about the longest-lasting thing...
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    Re: Something tangy! (?)

    My first thought was also Timbuktu.
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    Re: Best creed that's not ripped off...

    I'm sorry, but "all the good Creeds" have not been copied. Only a few have been. You won't be finding clones of Baie de Genièvre (nearly random example) or any number of others.
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    Re: Diptyque Vintage Tabarome

    Not even slightly. Moreover, I'm not confident that there is much of anything by anyone resembling Vintage Tabarome.
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday 14 April 2007

    Creed MI
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    Re: Lasting power of L'Eau De L'Artisan?

    I'm right there with your "ideal" impression as this is one of my very favorites for warm weather. This is one of just a small handful of fragrances I would not be without, and also one of the...
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    Re: Gris Clair

    Thanks for the link to Scentimental's post--now I remember reading it.
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    Re: Gris Clair

    Ah, interesting (and heartening). So are you saying there was the original version that earned the reputation, a feeble reforumulation that squandered it, and now a new reformulation that is the one...
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    Re: Gris Clair

    I made a very strange observation over the weekend during a too-short stop at The Perfume House in Portland. I was sampling a number of things, one of which was Carven Vetiver (the new formulation,...
  39. Re: Name of "sexiest man's cologne" in Vogue?

    What are the chances that the "sexiest man's cologne" should happen to be something Tom Ford is just introducing?

    Truly we are living in a new Golden Age!
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    Re: summer niche

    L'Eau de L'Artisan
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    Re: Help a new frag fiend -- wardrobe review

    To remain in your metaphorical vein . . .

    If I'm not off base in concluding you've assembled most of this wardrobe in just a few weeks, my advice would be to hold up. As you can see, there is no...
  42. Re: "Men Smelling Badly" - Chandler Burr in NYT

    Am I missing something as to why he groups these three together, and why he is reviewing them now? This reads like three totally unrelated capsule reviews thrown together under a common headline but...
  43. Re: Luckyscent: are all of their prices this inflated?

    And yet if you look at it a different way it is Divine that is really ripping people off since it is the manufacturer its "markup" almost surely exceeds Luckyscent's.
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    Re: Crisp, Cool, Outdoorsy Summer Scents?

    You should really try L'Eau de L'Artisan.
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    Re: The "Real" Vetivers...need some help

    Now would be good time to track down a bottle of L'Artisan Vetiver, as it has recently been discontinued (try calling The Perfume House in Portland, Oregon). It is another in the category you...
  46. Re: A picture of your Royal English Leather?

    I got mine at the beginning of 2006 from a reliable retailer. Best of luck!
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    Re: Blind Buy Time

    Not meaning to sound blunt, but I'm running out the door. It seems especially unwise to buy blind if you are "notoriously picky."

    I think CDG Jaisalmer would be a safe blind buy for someone with...
  48. Re: A picture of your Royal English Leather?

    http://bp2.blogger.com/_53FU9UAobMg/Rd7GeQxRXeI/AAAAAAAABaQ/L6K0oYm7fk0/s1600/PICT7065.JPG

    That's a fluorescent white piece of paper behind it. However, the color of the REL is about right. It...
  49. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    I'm sympathetic with this view, although I wouldn't single out the house to this extent. I've sampled the readily-available men's offerings several times over the years (Habit Rouge, Heritage,...
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    Re: Guess what I tried today?

    Might you be conflating Tommy Bahama with the completely unrelated Tommy Hilfiger line of fragrances?
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    Re: Fragrances with a cardamom note?

    Acca Kappa 1869 has a significant cardamom note as well.
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    Re: Best Summer Fragrance

    L'Eau de L'Artisan - L'Artisan
    Philosykos - Diptyque
    Selection Verte - Creed
    Citrus Bigarrade - Creed
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    Re: How would you classify Heritage?

    Um, good luck with that. Would you be the one deciding which threads started here by plebians (no disrespect to you, me, the OP or other posters) would move over to the new real learning forum?
    ...
  54. Re: SOTD wednesday 14 February Valentine's Day

    Exense - Pierre Durrani
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    Re: A Cologne Worthy of Purchasing Blindly?

    Exactly! I'm afraid it makes no sense to buy blind if the scent is easy to find in stores.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12 February

    CdG 3
  57. Re: Will 2007 Mark The End Of The Designer Innovation Dry Spell?

    I'm not going to get my hopes up for anything with "blue" or "2 B" in the name.

    Really, if you have to look back 11 years just to come up with those two, one a cliche and the other "sickly sweet",...
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    Re: Creed recomendation

    The idea that colors can be meaningfully associated with fragrances is misleading, and also uncommon here. I'm surprised so many have been playing along. "Green" is the exceptional case, as it has...
  59. Re: Classic Novels-What would the protagonist wear?

    I have to differ with you there. I'm certain that the whole idea of gourmand fragrances would offend Humbert's Continental sensibilities. He would find these two bourgeois and vulgar in the...
  60. Re: A suggestion about "What would Person X wear" threads

    Besides emblemizing my love of the obscure, Tuner Watson was a very minor character in one of the best episodes of television ever filmed. Tom Selleck appeared in two episodes of The Rockford Files,...
  61. A suggestion about "What would Person X wear" threads

    I suggest we establish a convention that someone who starts a "what would Person X wear" thread should get the ball rolling with a short paragraph to tell us at least two things:

    (1) Who is/was...
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    Re: Yatagan = Eucris?

    I think there are similarities between these two, but feel that Eucris is much more wearable and refined--Yatagan's sophisticated city cousin, perhaps.

    Eucris, mentioned in a James Bond novel,...
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    Re: "green" scent

    L'Eau de L'Artisan is one of the best, I think, with a grassy note and an overall very natural feel.

    CdG 3 has a dill/herbal thing going on. Not a blind buy, however.
  64. Thread: ...

    by Tuner_Watson
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    Re: Luca Turin

    It has always struck me that Turin never seems to write much about the fragrances I like well enough to own. While I find this interesting, it has never changed what I like and what I dislike even a...
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    Re: A chance to come clean...

    The thread that has developed goes a long way toward falsifying the idea that "most of the basenoters" agree on much where fragrance likes and dislikes are concerned. I don't think being unmoved by...
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    Re: What would Indiana Jones wear?

    For some reason I keep coming back to Baie de Genièvre.
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    Re: Tabac Blond...the recipe.Here it is !!!

    The reason they call them "trade secrets" is because you, the manufacturer, have to keep them a secret. If you don't, no one else has anyl obligation--ethical or otherwise--to do so.

    Anyway, as...
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    Re: Tabac Blond...the recipe.Here it is !!!

    Rats! I left my Moschus Keton in my other trousers.
  69. Re: Creed, really that good or just marketing hype.

    I'm not convinced there's much point to threads like this one. Oolong, it's easy enough for you to stop by Parfumerie Nasreen in Seattle and smell all kinds of Creeds, including many of the vintage...
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    Re: amouage hall of mirrors

    I'm slightly confused. Have you been able to sample the gold cologne between yesterday, when you said it "is supposed to be different stuff" and just now when you pronounce that "it delivers nothing...
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    Re: Most elegant Lutens

    I was waiting for you to tell us about the lambskin condoms, but you showed admirable restraint.
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    Re: Underrated Bond No. 9s...

    That's pretty much what they said, and I interpreted it as a silly appeal to snobbery. But maybe some context is in order. I'm sure it came up on conversation where I usually shopped, a place that...
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    Re: Underrated Bond No. 9s...

    Sorry, I was being a little flippant. I think I tried most of their original ones about three years ago at their Madison Avenue shop near Barneys. Some of them seemed nice, but 15 minutes later...
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    Re: Underrated Bond No. 9s...

    I have yet to try one that I felt was underrated.
  75. Re: CdG Kyoto and L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer similarities

    I don't find them similar. To me it seems that any CdG Incense Series fragrance bears much more similarity to any other in the series than to PdE.
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    Re: Millésime Impérial

    There is no "are you sure" in these matters. I don't see how MI and Geir have much to do with one another, and haven't ever gotten into Geir (seemed too cloying), but you might like it. If you want...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    In no order:

    Vintage Tabarome
    Royal English Leather
    Baie de Genièvre
    Knize Ten
    Eucris
    L'Eau de L'Artisan
    L'Artisan Vetiver
    Citta di Kyoto
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    Re: Eucris - very special

    Glad you're enjoying it, H.D. I am wearing it today as well. Working my way through the Trumper line is definitely on my list for 2007, and I'll make a special note to try Limes. The other one in...
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    Re: Eucris - very special

    I didn't try the Sandalwood but wish I had. I was running out of skin. Sounds like it has a lot more going on than the name suggests. Next time.

    If you have time on your visit, this shop is a...
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    Eucris - very special

    Over the holidays I paid a lovely visit to The Perfume House in Portland, Oregon, where I never know what I'll walk out with. This time it was Eucris. I think my nose must have been fatigued the...
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    Re: What should be added to my wardrobe?

    Just wanted to add another voice to those of Chris and Shifts on L'Eau de L'Artisan, which doesn't get a lot of play here but is wonderful. I recently had a chance to try L'Artisan's Navegar, which...
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    Re: Commes Des Garcons Online Retailers

    The Perfume House in Portland, Oregon has an extensive selection (not the Synthetic series, however). ...
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    Re: Looking for Vetiver...

    Hi, Jeff,

    I suggest you try calling The Perfume House in Portland, Oregon (503.234.5375), a great shop that deserves your business. That's where I got mine. I was there a bit over a week ago and...
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    Re: Interesting: Fragrance etiquette

    The Wikipedia article is, I think, aimed primarily at readers who are not familiar with the norms and conventions of North America and seems to favor guidance that will not get readers into trouble...
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    Re: Looking for Vetiver...

    You should consider that, in the opinion of many, Original Vetiver has as rather little to do with vetiver. Deciding you like vetiver based on enjoying OV is akin to deciding you like Wild Turkey...
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    Re: Which Kyoto?

    SMN is really one of those like M7 where you can read all the reviews you want and still have no (legitimate) clue whether you will like it. I think it's great, and it is still the only fragrance...
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    Re: Interesting: Fragrance etiquette

    We should remember where Wikipedia articles come from. If I cared enough, I could go change that sentence right now.
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    Re: help! a modern and brilliant scent ..?

    I think Comme des Garcons Palisander may fit the bill, as might others from that line. I get a very modern sensibility from L'Artisan's Safran Troublant (I've heard for years that Iran produces the...
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    Re: Tabrome Millisime vs Original Santal

    To my nose, OS is the most unwearable thing I've ever run across from Creed. Seriously cloying and not what I'd ever want to smell like.
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    Re: Best Christmas scents?

    I think I will wear Ambre Extreme this year. SMN Pot Pourri is another that should be in this thread.
  91. Re: Dating a recent divorcee- what frag should be wearing?

    I think Philosykos and L'eau de L'Artisan would be good choices for what you have in mind. They are also two of my favorites for summer.
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    Re: Discontinued Frags worth hunting down

    Ho Hang Club
    L'Artisan Vetiver
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    Re: Best purchase this year?

    Only very good purchases this year. Royal English Leather and L'Eau de L'Artisan finish in a dead heat at the top. Both are really fine and exceptionally versatile--they might be the last two I...
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    Re: New way to use Deo sticks

    "The wonder is not that it walks awkwardly, but that it does so at all." - Samuel Johnson (said of a dog that could walk on two legs)

    It's the "perfect for office use" part that I keep coming back...
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    Re: Comme de Garcons suggestions

    Jaisalmer from the Incense series is also outstanding. I think it's easier to wear than Avignon.
  96. Re: Something very odd happened at work today.

    It's never happened to me, but then again I don't apply "40 or 50 sprays" of fragrance every day. Just lucky, I guess :)
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=188123
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    Re: help a girl out, please?

    To others mentioned such as Vintage Tabarome and Knize Ten, I might add Balenciaga's Ho Hang Club, Creed Royal English Leather, Trumper's Eau de Quinine and, possibly, Creed Baie de Genievre.
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    Re: OK now I ask you boys...

    L'Eau de L'Artisan (L'Artisan) - very superior, light, distinctive, mood-elevating grassy citrus that I think is much underappreciated here (In my opinion you can disregard the most recent posted...
  99. Re: Royal English Leather and Knize Ten - Can you tell them apart?

    This is a very accurate assessment, in my opinion. There is no mistaking these three, honestly. They are all very distinct and different. I don't think of CdR as a powerhouse. If anything, it has...
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    Re: What do these terms mean?

    This can be helpful:

    http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en


    I've always assumed Tabarome was a made-up combination of tabac (tobacco) and arome (aroma).
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