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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Felt like some warm, sunny citrus for a winter day.

    TdH Parf
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Threw out a bottle of CK One Shock

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    -1 for the year
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    Re: Diptyque Philosykos Parfum or Toilette?

    EdP. Seems a bit greener and woodier. The coconut feels less prominent which is a plus for me.
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    Re: Weird fragrance quirks anyone?

    I post about fragrances on online forums.
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    Patchouli 24
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    Re: Most worn in June 2020

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    Tam Dao Eau de Toilette by Diptyque
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  7. Re: The All-Time Great Neroli/Orange Blossom Fragrances

    I don’t know about all time because my preferred neroli scents are mainly very contemporary, but
    Neroli Portofino
    Cologne Indelebile
    L’Eau de Neroli (Diptyque, for a sweeter take with more orange...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Thought it was an Aventus kind of day but I was wrong. Wasn’t really feeling it. My bad.
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    Bulgari Black? I’m not sure I’d categorize its drydown an Amber.
    Or do you mean Man in Black?
  10. Re: Your top 5 worn fragrances as of right now?

    No idea. As the SOTD feature allows for the past week, month, year and all time I could give those, but I feel that’s kind of covered by the most worn in the month threads at the end of each month...
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    Re: Newest Heeley - Zeste De Gingembre!

    Yes.
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    Re: The Perfume of Innocence

    Unscented was my thought.
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    Sounds horrid :)
    Fennel? Aquatic herbs? Gourmand Amber?

    I don’t think I need to sample it myself, but I do look forward to seeing what others think of it. At least it sounds like it could be an...
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    Re: Thoughts on Shiseido Zen For men?????

    My guess is that it might sell relatively well in the Japanese market which is why they keep it. I suspect that, like many Japanese companies, the Japanese market is their main focus and overseas...
  15. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Thanks for the Bois de Armenie, piney. This will fit perfectly between my Bois d’Argent and Bulgari Black.
  16. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    LOL, fair enough. FWIW the OP did mention it goes both ways. Men posting on women’s scents and women posting on men’s scents.
  17. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    Ah yes, the typical “ you’re being divisive “ which is generally aimed at anyone bringing up issues. Basically victim blaming. No it’s not the people being discriminatory, etc. who are divisive it’s...
  18. Re: Those with kids here: do they share your love of fragrance?

    Too young to be interested in wearing them, although my daughter has started noticing and telling me I smell good when I wear certain scents.
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    Poll: Re: Kouros versus Aventus Poll

    I have a decant of Aventus that’s almost finished. I probably won’t replace it.
    never even been tempted to try Kouros :)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Can I claim the myrrh in Bois d’Argent ties it to Eritrea/Somalia/Ethiopia?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bois d’Argent because I needed something Uplifting, dry and airy With a touch of sweetness for this cool, damp day.
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    Re: What Is Your Top Five As Of Right Now!

    2 Man
    CdG Black
    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
    Oud Wood
    Epic Man
  23. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    2 Man
    Wonderwood
    Kyoto
    Avignon
    Vettiveru
    Hinoki
    sugi
    Blackpepper

    Edit - oops, forgot I have Sequoia as well
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I guess Jardin Sur Le Nil is the obvious choice, but not really great for the cool rainy weather I’ll have tomorrow. LADDM would be perfect really, but I finished my sample many years ago. Maybe...
  25. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    Actually, I just realized I have 3 from Guerlain as well with Guerlain Homme, LIDGE, and Songe.

    I had three bottles from Dior at one point, but I got rid of DHI so I only have DHC and DHP.
  26. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    Only Comme des Garçons with 8 full bottles.
  27. Re: Have any of you smelled something, hated it, smelled it again, and then loved it?

    Wonderwood. It was my first encounter with synthetic oud and I didn’t like it. I now own a bottle.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I only applied Eau Sauvage Parfum late yesterday so didn’t give it a full wearing, so put it on again this morning.
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    Re: Ropion's time paradox

    Tam Dao and 2 Man

    These shattered my conception that fragrances had to be "perfumey" and smell like that miasma one encounters in the fragrance section of department stores. I suspect they would...
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    Re: Songe an upgrade on Bois Mysterieux?

    I don't really get much leather from Leather Oud either, although I guess both LO and Songe are kind of leathery. My focus always goes to all those bone dry notes (the synthetic agarwood, patchouli,...
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    Re: Songe an upgrade on Bois Mysterieux?

    Songe is definitely close to Leather Oud. More refined, but after the top notes burn off (the myrrh and jasmine, etc. ) it feels like Leather Oud without the beeswax and civet. The animalics are more...
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    Re: Songe an upgrade on Bois Mysterieux?

    Interesting. While I love the drydown of Songe, the opening is always so intoxicating and it would seem a shame to lose it or have it toned down. I’ve never sampled BM because I’ve got a decant of...
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    Re: Bought Bvlgari Aqva today

    A bit of exaggeration, but different people have different sensitivity to calone. Having lived most of my life within a few minutes of ocean and harbor I’m more than familiar with the various smells...
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    Re: Bought Bvlgari Aqva today

    I've never tried Oud Minerale. It's the poseidonia seaweed note that particularly triggers me in Marine, although i can also get rotting, metallic shellfish with higher doses of calone in any scent.
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    Re: Bought Bvlgari Aqva today

    This one only smells mildly like rotting shellfish.
    For the full low-tide, rotting sea life experience one should get Marine :p
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    Re: Most worn in May 2020

    Slowly getting back to wearing more fragrances again, but still not wearing them every day.
    I’m sensing a pattern in my choices this month



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    Re: What's the EdT you prefer over an EdP?

    Tam Dao
    BdC
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I needed another hit of that crunchy somalian incense burning on a coal fire.

    Black by CdG
  39. Re: Latest Parfums de Nicolai - Eau De Yuzu!

    Very interested. Yuzu on woods. I wonder how aquatic the watery notes will be.
    Too much yuzu is never enough.
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    Re: Cheap vs Expensive Neroli

    My favorites are Neroli Portofino and Clean Reserve Acqua Neroli. Hard to justify the price of NP.
    Hard to go past the bang for your buck of Neroli Woods.
    Mediterranean Neroli opens up nicely,...
  41. Re: Warm weather fragrances that are NOT citrus based?

    For Castile, I guess it depends on whether you class neroli as citrus. It is from The flower of a citrus tree but smells quite different from the flesh or the oils in the rind of the fruit. White...
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    Re: thoughts on current bulgari black

    I’ve got a newer bottle and while it’s a little different from what I remember sampling many years ago, it’s certainly got everything there that made the scent such a weird and wonderful proposition...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wintery weather means I’ve been breaking out the cool weather scents again. First time wearing Dior Homme Parfum.

    Love this scent, but I sometimes wish it had a bit more iris in the opening.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Black by CdG

    Crunchy, black, tar, incense and anise.
    3D and angular. When first released I thought it was just a fairly solid CDG scent, but now I think it’s definitely up there with their best.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oud Wood hitting the spot on this cool, damp day.
  46. Re: What is the least amount of time it's taken you to go through 100 ml?

    Maybe 7-8 years for Acqua di Colonia by SMN. As it's a true old school EdC its short lived so I was applying 5-10 sprays at a time.
    Otherwise there's no way I'd finish that amount in a decade.
  47. Re: Hard time to understand what I like or dislike in a fragrance

    Ive generally just bought lots of samples. Sure there are lots I don’t love, but $100 spent on samples is usually more productive than going straight out and buying a full bottle for that price.
    ...
  48. Re: East versus West: Do different regional fragrances indicate different regional preferences?

    Because of the way the west, and the perfume industry in particular, likes to fetishize the orient and other “exotic” locales and thus created perfumes to generate that image with little concern for...
  49. Poll: Re: Poll: When you wear a perfume, is it just for yourself or do you want others to know?

    Mostly for myself, but sometimes I want others to catch a subtle whiff, especially if they are in close proximity.
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    Re: Summer Green Citrus?

    Jardin sur le Nil
    I’d suggest Vettiveru, but I’m not sure how much darker it’s new formulation, Vettiveru2 is compared to the original. Reputedly Being a bit earthier and browner it may suit you...
  51. Re: Truth Must Be Told: Reviews based on Sample Vials are not as reliable!

    To me it always seems more likely to be that the reviewer’s nose has different sensitivities to mine, they have different tastes and preferences to me, and they have different experiences in terms of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Seemed like a good day to wear a floral rubber so Black by Bulgari it was.
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    Re: Wood+green+fresh-clean-natural [niche]

    Philosykos Eau de Parfum
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    Re: A middle note called "time"

    :) :) :)
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    Re: A middle note called "time"

    OK, that was surprisingly hard to find the original Japanese of.

    https://wear.jp/item/29221138/


    Top: Citrus, sage, and rosewood
    Middle: Nutmeg, thyme, ozone
    Last: cedar, moss, and musk
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  56. Re: Recc Me a Soapy, "Not a Perfume" Frag In the Vein of Mugler Cologne

    For what it's worth, Vettiveru has now been reformulated into Vettiveru2
    https://www.luckyscent.com/product/30900/vettiveru-2-by-comme-des-garcons-cologne



    I haven't smelled it myself (I...
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    Re: Mold growing on box

    I found mold growing on my selvedge denim :)

    I'd gone to all that effort of not washing it for several years, but I bit the bullet and put them through the wash. Also had some mold on other...
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    Re: Chanel AHS scent change??

    It could be. Sometimes scents just smell or wear a bit differently. Changes in weather (temp and humidity in particular), exposure/anosmia to other scents that might have shared notes, mood, diet,...
  59. Re: Creed Himalaya & Green Irish Tweed smell the same?

    No, unless the samples are wrong, BUT a number of Creed’s millesime fragrances are built on the same ambergris/ambroxan base and they both have sandalwood in the base, so it’s possible that you are...
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    Re: what are you wearing during the pandemic?

    Actually, my hand sanitizer is scented with mint and bergamot, so that’s what I smell of most of the time. Unsurprisingly, it Wears very lightly.
    I have a bottle of sanitizer made by a distillery...
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    Re: what are you wearing during the pandemic?

    Pajamas. Sweats. Not much perfume.
  62. Re: Is there anyone here who has NOT smelled original Calvin by Calvin Klein?

    Never that I’m aware of. Although with a lot of synthwave some of that 80s sound is coming back, so who knows, I may end up smelling it some time.
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    Re: Blackpepper minus the pepper?

    No idea, but Wonderwood has pepper in the opening.
    Blackpepper also has tonka and musks that aren’t present in Wonderwood. In terms of the dry, woody effervescence Wonderwood is worth trying. It’s...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Love this characterization of Neroli Portofino :) I joined Rick in Neroli Portofino
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    It will be warm here too, so not bad weather for something like Sel Marin or Neroli Portofino.
  66. Re: From powerhouses to Fresh Ozonic/Aquatics, to natural-Fruity, to Oud Woody: The timeline

    I still found it easier to get authentic wood fired Neapolitan pizza in Tokyo than in Sydney, despite our many Italian immigrants, but yes, the more Japanese style pizza definitely goes in a...
  67. Re: Is YSL The Craziest, Wildest, Designer Brand Ever?

    Despite the fact that I tend to think of it as niche due to it’s style and intent, technically Comme does Garçons is a designer house, and I’d say their scents are consistently weirder and push the...
  68. Re: From powerhouses to Fresh Ozonic/Aquatics, to natural-Fruity, to Oud Woody: The timeline

    I've read Zealot Crusader writing on this in depth before, so I was hoping he'd reply. This went into even more depth than other posts of his I've read. What a great timeline and post.



    The...
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    Personally, I think I'd class a lot of unobtrusive, fairly clean scents as crowd pleasers, but they won't necessarily get a lot of attention, but rather just give off the impression of being clean...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A single spray of Kyoto seemed like just the thing after my shower while I could still smell the sandalwood soap and neroli & sandalwood shaving oil on me. Left me with a nice harmonious aura of...
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    I think this is valid, but here I’m going to have to start being pedantic about definitions and say there’s a difference between crowd pleasers and compliment getters, even if there is often...
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    Re: On the matter of Compliment Getters

    Because that’s how perfume had been marketed for so long. As a weapon for seduction, so many people evaluate the success of a perfume by how much attention it gets them from potential mates.
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    Re: Your longest scent ”relationship”

    Tam Dao and 2 Man

    This scents got me into fragrances and they’re still in my top 5. I finished a bottle of Tam Dao and it is the first scent I have repurposed.
    I will repurchase 2 Man when I...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense DHI 2020 shocker!

    Unfortunately that’s not how subconscious biases work. Just seeing a different bottle can be enough to set them off. Even more so because most fragrance enthusiasts already associate a packaging...
  75. Poll: Re: Do You ENJOY the CREED Batch Variation Phenomena?

    Pretty much where I’m at these days.

    Then again it may have played a role in my waning interest in the house.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Dior Homme Parfum seems a bit of overkill even though it’s a cool windy day, so I’ll sit in the soft white clouds of Bois d’Argent.
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    Re: Most worn in April 2020

    I’m surprised I even wore this many




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    Infusion d'Homme by Prada
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    Re: Next Zoologist will be Koala

    Apparently they taste terrible too thanks to their diet of eucalyptus leaves.
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    Re: Salty Fragrances

    Sel Marin and Sel de Vetiver
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing a black t shirt and dark raw denim jeans so Bulgari Black felt right since the weather has turned a little more autumnal.
  81. Re: Are you wearing fragrance more or less during quarantine?

    From a similar thread I made a few weeks ago, the answer is mostly the same.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/475283-Wearing-More-or-Less-Fragrance-Due-to-Lockdowns-etc?highlight=

    I forgot to...
  82. Re: Help me decide: white, clean, airy, fresh, unisex

    How do you feel about iris?
    for laundry fresh, soapy iris
    28 La Pausa, Infusion d’Iris or Infusion d’Iris Cedre. The Chanel I guess is too pricey.
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    Re: Citrus fresh niche vetiver

    Vettiveru. Although I’m not sure whether it’s current form, Vettiveru2 is quite as citrusy fresh.

    Sel de Vetiver is wonderful, but I wouldn’t classify it as citrusy fresh. Grassy, woody, salty. I...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I’ve got nothing breakfast themed.
    my only coffee scent is on the other side of the world. My gourmands don’t exactly recall breakfast foods. I don’t have a tea scent.
    At a stretch I guess I...
  85. Re: Intermitent Stimulus: The Chest is the best spot for perfumes

    Chest gang checking in.
  86. Re: Better quality alternative to Dior Homme 2020

    5 sprays sounds like a lot, and some of the aromachemicals used in it are known for inducing anosmia (iso e super, I’m looking at you).

    You could try asking someone else whether they can smell it...
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    Now give me similar forest scents but with the pine and conifers replaced by various eucalyptus.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    LIDGE

    i wanted something sweet and earthy when I went outside on a cool, damp day.
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    Re: Soapy Fragrances

    The neroli and musk make it soapy for me, but I think people need to bear in mind that what one considers soapy will depend on the soaps one grew up with or normally uses, because we associate the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wore Infusion d’Homme most recently so wanted to comp and contrast with Infusion d’Iris Cedre.
    memory is too hazy with a couple of days in between. Need to wear one on each arm.
  91. Re: New to Basenotes (is there a dark mode somewhere?)

    No darkmode setting. It’s all high energy consumption, eye ball searing white backgrounds and black text.
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    Re: The Best of Wasser-Era Guerlain

    Guerlain Homme is a good fresh workhorse. Arguably of very Guerlain, but I think it is one of the better examples of the style, with some nods to more class Guerlain.

    For me the Les Deserts...
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    Re: Soapy Fragrances

    Prada Infusion d’Iris Cedre is close enough.
    maybe a bit more iris in the opening, but honestly that could be due to the fact that my decant of Infusion d’Homme is probably significantly older than...
  94. Re: What is the difference between Incense and Frankincense notes?

    This. Also, when the notes include the description “incense” it may not be any of these. It could refer to a smoke note or a dry woody note, that could come from aromachemicals like iso e super and...
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    Re: What is your Signature Note?

    Couldn’t name a single note, but

    Sandalwood, frankincense, cedar, neroli would be prime candidates.
  96. Re: Amouage Interlude Black Iris - Pierre Negrin meets Renaud Salmon

    Sounds wonderful
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    Re: Philosykos for hot summer days?

    I like the EdP better in the heat. Woodier and greener than the EdT.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It has been a while so I decided to revisit Aventus, especially as I’ve been wearing Explorer more than Aventus during the last few (6?) months
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    Re: Your favorite Perfumer?

    Duchaufour and Buxton.
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    Re: If i can buy only one amouage.

    Epic Man, man.
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