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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.
  4. 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...
  6. Re: anyone hate it when they "waste" their fragrance

    Ahhhhhhh, I know how you feel, have the same problem.
  7. 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

    Amazing 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.
  26. 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...
  28. Thread: Arabian Oud

    by Darvant
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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.
  32. 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.
  34. 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...
  38. 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
  39. 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.
  42. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Aramis Havana is on the top (forever).
  43. 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.
  46. 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...
  50. Thread: Mendittorosa

    by Darvant
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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...
  52. 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).
  53. 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.
  54. 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.
  55. 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.
  58. Re: Blind bought Havana, on the fence; what other Aramis to try?

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

    Olibanum
    Thundra
    Arso
  60. Thread: Burning Wood

    by Darvant
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    Re: Burning Wood

    Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense is another recommendation.
  61. 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.
  63. 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.
  69. 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
  72. 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...
  73. 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.
  76. Thread: Fenugreek

    by Darvant
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    Re: Fenugreek

    Lux Patchouli Comme des Garcons.
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    Re: A Vetiver for summer

    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver for instance.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    For instance Ambre Vie by House of Matriarch, Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire, Fazzolari Lampblack and No Sport by La Parfumerie Moderne.
  79. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man.
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    Re: What is your 'simple' favourite?

    I've not a (single or complex or whatever) favorite, anyway I think in this moment to Bruno Acampora Blu, Hilde Soliani Bell'Antonio, La Via del Profumo Castoreum, Kenzo Air or Acca Kappa Muschio...
  81. Re: Thoughts on Tiziana Terenzi Gold Rose Oudh

    Really great composition as well as Ecstasy, White Fire, Lillipur, Laudano Nero and the other Paolo Terenzi's creations.
  82. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    For instance Polo Green, Guerlain Veriver, Battistoni Marte (and Marte Arte), Guy Laroche Horizon or Ungaro III.
  83. Thread: First post

    by Darvant
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    Re: First post

    Welcome dear.
  84. Re: La Fille de Berlin, any guy is going to wear this?

    "Hard" scent to "cope" with.
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    Re: natural smelling woody designers

    Gianfranco Ferre for Man, one of the best designer fragrance ever.
  86. Re: Guerlain Heritage Edt or Santos de Cartier Edt.

    Two great great fragrances, there is not a best, Heritage does not smell like Zino (especially the Edt) end is conceptually a really different fragrance than Santos, take your time testing both on...
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    Re: Best alternative to Yardley English Lavender

    Unfortunately I've never tryed the Yardley's famous lavender, anyway I see many interesting solutions for the lavender lovers...for instance...Spigo Odori, the lavender from Tonatto, Puig Lavender,...
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    Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    The same for me.
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    Hi guys,

    I've phoned today to Campagna&Caraceni
    Campagna & C. S.p.a. Gianni Campagna E Domenico Caraceni Milano


    well, a "strange" fellow has told me that at moment Domenico Caraceni 1913 is...
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme...

    Exactly...anyway in a similar vein but with tobacco we can enjoy (if lucky to find it) Caraceni 1913.
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    Anyway, I miss many fragrances, one in particular (for affective reasons)....Versus Uomo Gianni Versace.
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    Re: Favourite Forgotten Fragrances

    Caraceni 1913 is not forgotten by me for sure since I've purchased a bottle few days ago :-)
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    Re: Why is Bvlgari Black so damn intriguing?

    Cause you almost wanna eat, smoke or drink its metropolitan rubber.
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    Re: Negative Comments

    I was told to be "the most elegant of the funeral" while wearing the amazing Durbano Black Turmaline :-)
  95. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Yes and the most unacceptable thing is that, if you ask them a perfume they don't treat, don't know or don't have anymore in stock, they use to tell you " this perfume is not in production anymore",...
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    Re: Looking for a Fahrenheit alternative.

    Yes...Olympios and on a certain extent Ferrari Uomo, Canali Men and Narciso Rodriguez for Him.
  97. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    1) Guerlain Habit Rouge
    2) Costume National Scent Intense
    3) Aramis Havana
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    Re: Tiziana Terenzi - Laudano Nero and Maremma

    Thank you so much dear.
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    Re: The Aramis range

    An "immense" perfume house which presented us immensely temperamental iconic fragrances many of which never miss in my collection (Aramis, Havana and JHL in particular).
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    Re: Tiziana Terenzi - Laudano Nero and Maremma

    Anyway I just can say that Paolo Terenzi (the main performer behind the Tiziana Terenzi creations) is one of the most talented alchemist wizard of the olfactory panorama (and he is a fantastic person...
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