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  1. [EU] Re: Good stuff up for grabs: Cadavre Exquis, No. 88 vintage, Oud Cashmere Mood etc.

    Stuff added, prices lowered.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th July, 2020

    This evening I am home alone and indulge myself mindlessly with Kemi Aurum. It's ridiculously opulent and not at all my style. Yet I kind of love it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hermes Eau de Cologne (early 80's)

    Will go out tonight and wear another fragrance. Sometimes poor longevity is a blessing.
  4. Poll: Re: Blue de Chanel vs Dior Sauvage, Who did it best?

    I have given Sauvage three shots. I found it to be actively unpleasant every time.

    Bleu is not offensive, but I also see no reason to wear it. Anyway, it wins this duel by default.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks for the great reply. Sounds really good.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Lovely bottle and box. How would you described this, Jon? I don't think I have ever tried this.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I like the causal connection between the drink and the song.

    And you smell great too. EdT ot EdP?
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Negroni
    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
    Bob Dylan My Own Version of You

    No much synergy here, except the deeply Italian nature of the first two. Should have lied I listened to Dominico...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks ZC. Will start looking.

    When I first joined Basenotes, Lorenzo Villoresi was my first love. Uomo and Acqua di Colonia are still among my five most worn fragrances. I still enjoy Piper...
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    I pretty much still feel the same after three years. Although it would be a coinflip with 200 ml Eau d'Hermes (pewter cap from 80's).

    Poor Bavard panicked and grabbed almost empty bottle.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Eau d'Hermes (pewter cap)

    Aaaaahh. What a pure joy it is to inhale this.

    ZC, I have been looking to acquire AdS for a long time. I know I would love it. What version would you recommend?
  12. Re: Egoiste Platinum EDT cologne for Men 16 oz - legit bottle?

    I agree it probably makes no sense. This doesn't mean they haven't done it. I am trying to imagine someone coming up with the idea of a fake like this. For me it's more difficult to imagine.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st July, 2020

    Hermessence Cuir d'Ange
  14. Re: Egoiste Platinum EDT cologne for Men 16 oz - legit bottle?

    I don't think anyone would be audacious and clever enough to make a fake like this. It's of course possible that the content is not what it used to be, but I would bet that the bottle is authentic.
  15. Re: New release: L'Air du Desert Marocain Solid Perfume

    Very interesting, but my problem with solids is that it will very likely turn MUCH sooner than regular alcohol based version. It is more or less like a skin cream in consistency and ingredients and...
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    Re: Most worn in June 2020

    It was probably the hottest June in Finnish history and I spent a lot of the time on a beach and by the pool. I wore Creed Erolfa and Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia the most. I really like the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th June, 2020

    Jil Sander Man (2007)

    I had never even realized such fragrance existed. This is actually really good.
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    Came here to say this.
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    Re: Are you a fragrance scalper?

    No, I have never done this. But like some above, I have been aware that some of my back-up acquisitions have been such that I will more likely sell them at some point for profit rather than manage to...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Mouchoir de Monsieur (vintage rectangular bottle)

    Finally a bit cooler. Have worn pure summer scents for two weeks. This smells exceptional today.
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    I would advice against the current version. It's not a bad fragrance, but it doesn't give you what the copper cap does.
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    Deleanu, that's a good price for an absolutely amazing fragrance. Well done! Copper cap is indeed a skanky and gorgeous. It was actually my number one fragrance before I found the older version. I...
  23. Re: Mouchoir de Monsier by Guerlain questions

    Exactly. These two bring me the kind of deep pleasure very few others do.
  24. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Today I tried Jil Sander Man (2007) for the first time and I am very impressed. What a balanced and well crafted designer fragrance. It was a blind buy and a good one at that.

    And because someone...
  25. Re: Mouchoir de Monsier by Guerlain questions

    It's possible that for example natural civet gives that hard to explain satisfaction I was talking about. I agree that the older verision is smoother and deeper. I know that's as vague as it gets,...
  26. Re: Mouchoir de Monsier by Guerlain questions

    I bought that 100 ml bee bottle at around 2007 and really liked it. Wore it maybe for five years. At that point I had bought many vintages and as good as it was, it simply no longer satisfied me and...
  27. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Note de Yuzu is frankly quite stunning summer scent. My first day with it was a resounding success. I can see this becoming one of my absolute favourite summer fragrances.
  28. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Well, at least my vintage bottle is dry, green and coniferous. It's masculine in a serious non-macho way. Fragrances like Kouros are very sensual and sexual. I think similar effects can be used to...
  29. Re: Nothing unisex about it: most unapologetically masculine fragrance?

    Fragrances of 70's and 80's often have for example animalics and leather notes that are very much present in classic female perfumery. For this reason I would look into another direction. Something...
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    Re: What was the last bottle you emptied?

    No emptied bottles in 11 years before today. That's my kind of Basenotes!

    Having said that, I am going to empty Hermes Eau de Cologne by the end of this damn hot week. Have got some back-ups left.
  31. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Waiting for 100 ml Heeley's Note de Yuzu and 90 ml Jil Sander Man (2007). Sometimes I just cannot resist the prices of Finnish auction sites. There is literally no competition for fragrances like...
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    Re: On the hunt for a new fougere

    I am very sorry for being the guy who suggests those elusive vintage scents.

    My favorite aromatic fougere is Gucci Nobile. I would love to say it's something cheaper and easier to obtain, but no....
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Or maybe vintage Eau d'Hermes.

    What a good woman.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hermes Eau de Cologne

    This is the precursor of Eau d'Orange Verte. Pretty similar, but this one has some oakmoss. What a nice sensation after day at the beach. 15 sprays didn't last long, but oh...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This is pathetic. Mr. Stoller is routinely buying hundred year old stuff and me...

    ...today I bought Jil Sander Man (2007). I have never smelled this and have no idea if it's any good, but found a...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Gucci Nobile

    The depth, balance, smoothness and sophistication... when it comes to aromatic fougeres, this is a nonpareil for me.
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    Re: How to "perk up" Terre d'Hermes parfum?

    ...and if you kind of like the spices and the clean/dirty juxtaposition of Declaration, but find it too a bit dull, go right to the source from which Ellena is drawing from, vintage Eau d'Hermes.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Thanks for reminding me about this one. I enjoy every wear and should pick it up more often.

    Tomorrow it is.
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    Re: How to "perk up" Terre d'Hermes parfum?

    I feel like this about every Terre version. While I appreciate the compositions, the large amount of iso e super makes the bases a tad lifeless and dull for me. Rather than trying to fix this...
  40. Re: Your top 5 worn fragrances as of right now?

    Hehe. I would think it's exactly the other way around. When I see lists which consist only of, say, Rojas and other fragrances that costs over 500 euros, I have to seriously consider if it really is...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Creed Erolfa for the beach.
  42. Re: Which ten fragrances best represent the history of men's perfume?

    1. Farina Gegenüber Kölnisch Wasser (1709)

    I do realize that others in the genre became more popular later, but the first eau de cologne has to be among the ten most influental male fragrances.
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  43. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    I think my explanation above is logical. Air inside the emptier bottle can get cooler faster because there is no mass of liquid to keep the temperature inside stable.
  44. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    If the temperature is not the explanatory variable, we should maybe look at the properties of the liquids. If fragrance condenses like this, is it water that condenses? If so, maybe some of the...
  45. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    I guess the large amount of Dune keeps the tiny amount of air at a stable temperature in the fuller bottle, whereas the temperature of the air in the emptier bottle fluctuates easily due to there...
  46. Re: Science Needed: Condensation on interior of perfume bottle

    Condensation forms inside the bottle when the air inside the bottle is cooler than the air outside of it. There is obviously more air in the emptier bottle, which may explain condensation only...
  47. Re: Your top 5 worn fragrances as of right now?

    It's been hot and these have been with me on trips.

    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
    Xerjoff Mefisto
    Carthusia Mediterraneo
    Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: The Perfume of an Aesthete

    I know him. He mostly wears the vintage version of Mouchoir de Monsieur.
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    Re: New Chanel COCO pour homme!!!!!!!

    Not real? Okay, good. I can stop hunting. 13 years is enough, anyway.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    He is Andrei's creation (I hope), so I guess he has the authority to tell that this young man is not on the verge of becoming an incel.
  51. Re: Blind Buy Disappointment: The Basenotes in Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta

    Colonia Assoluta is too sweet and musky for me. I enjoy the sparkling opening, but it's downhill from there. You should probably check out Lorenzo Villoresi's Acqua di Colonia. And as mentioned,...
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    I think this is an interesting thread. I have to confess it's completely beyond me how anyone can find this somehow offensive. Differences in cultures, I guess.

    For some reason Malle's L'Eau...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This is great news. I am about to receive 500 ml of Eau du Coq from early 80's in few days. Obviously I am a bit worried about the topnotes How old is your bottle?
  54. Re: List and discuss newish fougeres ('nougeres') released over the past 10 years or so .....

    I would like to add Fougere Nobile by Nobile 1942. I enjoy it a lot. Aromatic nougere on a creamy smooth base.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Exactly! I am live role playing an exotic trip. These two work well to evoke the right atmosphere.

    Although today my wife ordered me to go alone to Italy next month. By then I will have been 19...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Aramis Havana in the evening after long day at the beach. Ahh, how I love this.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Voyage d'Hermes EdT for the beach.
  58. Re: Ebene de Balmain is better than Geranium Pour Monsieur

    Despite some shared notes, they don't wear similar or fill the same need for me. I read GPM as a very modern and inventive. It's the new kind of fresh based heavily on modern white musks in addition...
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    Re: Current Top Five

    I'll try without masculines. I only include the ones I wear.

    Sycomore EdT
    31 Rue Cambon EdT
    Bogue MAAI
    Eau d'Hermes (very vintage)
    Czech & Speake No. 88 (Forester version)

    I haven't...
  60. Re: Perfume disenchantment. Advice/thoughts on it, pls

    It seems to me that at some point it ceased to be about enjoying fragrances. Acquiring became the main focus. This is a trap many of us can easily fall. The number of fragrances you have is frankly...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Early 80's Eau d'Hermes. Nothing better.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yes. Let's leave this topic behind us.

    I sincerely apologize for taking Corona too lightly right there. Here in Finland and Europe more broadly it's been our coping mechanism.
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    Re: Maced myself - Fragrance in the Eyes :(

    I have somehow ended up spraying Shalimar right into my open mouth.

    Taste and smell did not correlate.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    ZC, apparently there are people - even some Basenoters - who think that getting Coronavirus is worse than not getting these fragrances.

    Based on the box, the Imperiale is from 1983 or older. It's...
  65. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    You freaks! I love this place.

    I like it in a very peculiar way. It's been my dad's signature for 39 years, so I cannot really wear it.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    Let's try. First two is easy. I may not be able to count to five.

    Eau d'Hermes (dark grey cap vintage)
    Sycomore EdT

    After this it gets hard...

    No. 88 (vintage)
    Egoiste (vintage) ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Found these beauties from some weird Italian auction site. Cannot wait to get them.

    Or to be more precise, I am very much hoping to get them.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    500 ml sealed bee bottles of Imperiale and Eau du Coq. From around 80's.
  69. Re: Latest Jean Paul Gaultier - Le Male Le Parfum!

    I dislike Le Male, but gotta give it to Mr. Kurkdjian that the main accord was inventive at the time and is very enjoyable when done right. I enjoy both Boellis Panama 1924 and Profumum Antico Caruso...
  70. Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    We can bash Chanel all we want for their decline, but Olivier Polge simply is not Jacques Polge. Not yet, at least. He is a fine perfumer in his own right, but his father was probably the best of his...
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    Re: looking for versatile Oud

    Acqua di Parma Colonia Oud and MFK Oud are easy to wear.
  72. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    Surprisingly few. I could miss some, but...

    Hermes, Chanel, Frederic Malle, Creed, Lorenzo Villoresi, Santa Maria Novella, Unum, Guerlain
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Gucci Nobile for tonight.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    First day at the beach and I am really enjoying Carthusia Mediterraneo Profumo. Although I cannot decide which version I prefer, this or EdT.

    This is one of those fragrances that is not likely to...
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    Re: That’s Not “Vintage”

    I agree we use it very loosely here. But we don't have a better word.
  76. Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Vintage price 2009 - 2010 - How much is too much

    Hehe, I never realized how much people are asking for this. Astonishing.

    In general eBay prices of vintages are often way too high and are not priced to sell. But the world is a big place and...
  77. Re: La Nuit de L'Homme Vintage price 2009 - 2010 - How much is too much

    double
  78. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Okay! This went too far!!
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    Re: Missoni Wave

    I am looking forward to this. Missoni Parfum Pour Homme is really good to me, despite representing genre I rarely care for. It's a balanced composition with seemingly high quality ingredients.
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    More formal stuff: Kiton, Salvatore Piccolo, Barba, Isaia, De Petrillo
    Casual: APC, Officine Generale, Aspesi, Incotex, vintage Eidos, Bottega Veneta

    Every now and then I find Marni pieces I...
  81. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    I don't quite understand why people love Montale fragrances, especially their ouds. Crude, unfinished, loud, synthetic and piercing.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This may not sound like a big deal, but I am very happy for this find. It's surprisingly hard to find.

    Today I bought an unopened 100 ml LV Uomo from year 2006. This is the closest thing to a...
  83. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    Hahahah! I was mainly talking about myself.

    But also a little bit about you.
  84. Re: My Morning Wood: Being Accepted When Overspraying.

    I agree with Trauerkraut. It's not overspraying at all if a fragrance is well suited for a very generous application.

    I also agree to an extent with Celinman - obviously would not go as far as he...
  85. Re: Tell us a fragrance you can't get how others love

    Highly esteemed the_good_life mentioned maybe a decade a go that people perceive some ingredient that constitutes the violet accord in Green Irish Tweed very differently and that for some it is...
  86. Re: Vintage or move to new scents altogether ?

    Did anyone recommend Bogue MAAI yet? Stunning and dirty old school Chypre.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Tonight I'm going to a Neapolitan restaurant and will wear quite dandy clothes from Neapolitan tailors Kiton, Eidos and De Petrillo. Nothing extravagant, though.

    I was very close to going with...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    Unum Rosa Nigra
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Gucci Nobile tonight
  90. Re: Vintage or move to new scents altogether ?

    I feel your pain. Situation is not good. Maybe ten years ago I also felt that it was vintage versus niche. Now I need most of my niche to be vintage too. Lately my staples from Malle, Chanel Les...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I get it N. CAL fragrance reviewer. Whenever I wear Nobile, I want to come to this thread.

    Today I am really enjoying SMN Melograno aftershave. If you guys wanna find a fragrance that smells like...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th June, 2020

    After a very time consuming and very excellent shave I applied a healthy dose of SMN Melograno aftershave. It's really, really good. Composition is a bit different compared to the EdT, which I own...
  93. Re: Your favorite warm weather Creed fragrances

    Most Creeds are very versatile, but when it's actually hot, I would mainly wear Virgin Island Water and Pure White Cologne from my collection.
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    Re: Perfumers' favourite creations?

    Lorenzo Villoresi only wears his Uomo. Not bad. If I only wore one fragrance, it would probably be this too, no matter how much I love some others. Uomo just fits every situation and I never get...
  95. Poll: Re: Men wearing Female Fragrances: What is the big deal?

    I'm a straight male and I wear fragrances marketed as feminine quite a bit. I am obviously very aware of the fact that people perceive fragrances in certain way, so even if I liked the way some...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

    Unum LAVS (original Terenzi formula) for tonight. Also burning LAVS candle.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I bumped into a full 200 ml bottle of Guerlain Vetiver EdC. It's in a green zigzag box. I think it's maybe from the 80's. What's your take of this version? How does it compare to vintage and current...
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    Re: Which Guerlain in golden bee flacon?

    I don't think fragrances from Guerlain Homme or L'Homme Ideale line are good fit for this bottle. Mouchoir de Monsieur is and it's still very, very good in current formulation.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

    Hot day. Went with Malle's Cologne Indelebile.
  100. Re: The bottle that fits/feels best in your hand

    I have always liked the feel of 100 ml Hermessence bottles.
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