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  1. [USA] **Bokaba Big Sale Hard to Find and Vintage**

    Clearing out some of the stuff I never use. Will be adding more shortly.

    Bal a Versailles, 1 oz., near 100%, $30
    Anglia Duncan, 3.4 oz., near 100%, $35
    Guerlain Fleurs de Cedrat, 3.4 oz, 100%,...
  2. Thread: Masculine Iris?

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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    I like Iris Silver Mist for a slightly masculine, but rooty and spicy orris.
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    Re: A "fresh" licorice fragrance?

    The original Yohji Homme has a licorice component on top of the fougere.
  4. Re: G. F. Trumpers Eau de Quinine, Eau de Cologne, Eau de Portugal - how essential for collection?

    From what I recall, Eau de Portugal is a light, soapy neroli like CS Neroli, but not as indolic (and more similar to DR Harris Traditional Cologne). Eau de Quinine starts bitter and astringent, but...
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    Re: Citrus Powerhouses?

    Citrus naturally doesn't have much longevity, so it would need to be backed up by moss, musk, or other fixatives. I would recommend Aeroplane by Detaille, Eau de Guerlain, or Creed Neroli Sauvage.
  6. Re: Traditional Old School EdC Styles and Brilliant but Short-Lived Citrus and Fresh Scents

    the_good_life, hirchduckfinder, and myself have spent many years researching and testing classic eau de colognes and the like. After the sharply animalic fragrances of the middle ages and the...
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    Re: Floris Fragrance Favorites...

    After heavy reformulations, most are garbage now. No. 89 was very nice up until about 7-8 years ago. Malmaison was also great, but was discontinued because the restriction against eugenol.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage

    I would go with the original EDT in the 2.5 oz splash if you can find it.
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    Re: Thoughts on current Caron Pour Un Homme?

    I never really liked PUH. It's okay, vintage was better, but still nothing great. I'd go for Royal Scottish Lavender if you can find it.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma COLONIA - Two Questions

    Can't say, but I wouldn't hold my breath thinking it hasn't been reformulated.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Suggestions

    Most of the Penhaligon's are pure junk now. Even HB has been reformulated. Really all that is left is English Fern, Castile, and Bleinheim Bouquet,
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    Re: Citrus recommendations

    Acqua di Genoa and Acqua Borsari
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    Re: Saffron and Oud recommendations

    Washington Tremlett Black Tie for Saffron, but no Oud.
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    Re: Testing tonight: Houbigant - Fougere Royale

    It's a nice aromatic/woody fougere that is in no way related to the original Fougere Royale. I would certainly buy it. The original was a slightly powdery, grassy fougere (similar to Penhaligons...
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    Re: Is this a good summer scent?

    It's an old-fashioned citrus cologne with a butt load of leather. Nice fragrance for the price.
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    Re: Summer Grapefruit

    Not a big grapefruit fan, but I would suggest Creed Zeste Pamplemousse.
  17. Thread: Yohji Homme

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    Re: Yohji Homme

    Would purchasing the reissue be worthwhile if it can be purchased for substantially less than the original?
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    Re: Creed Bois de Santal Vs Creed Santal Imperial!

    Excellent choice. Where did you get Bois de Santal? It has been off the market for a number of years now.
  19. Thread: Yohji Homme

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    Yohji Homme

    How does the 2013 reissue compare to the original? How can you tell the difference between the original and the reissue bottles?
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    The few fragrances I would rate as perfect:

    Belgravia by Dukes of Pall Mall
    Villloresi Acqua di Colonia
    Patou pour Homme Prive
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    Re: Creed Bois de Santal Vs Creed Santal Imperial!

    Bois de Santal was one of the finest sandalwood fragrances of all time. Green orange, civet, and creamy, buttery, slightly acerbic sandalwood. Imperial might have been good in its vintage form, but...
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    Re: St John's Indian Gold?

    Never tried the Gold, but their Bay Rum is one of the best. It is made in US Virgin Islands.
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    Re: Next Creed to try?

    I would recommend some of the older, hard to find Creeds so you can smell the artistry and quality ingredients that made the company famous: Bois du Portugal, Royal Scottish Lavender, Royal English...
  24. Re: "Drug store" scents you only use if they are "vintage" ?

    The only one I use in vintage is Old Spice (or the Indian Shulton version). New OS is a synthetic, puffy bay rum. The original was a spicy, powdery affair.
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    Re: Animalic anyone?

    You could also try Eau d'Hermes, vintage if possible. I think of it as somewhat like a medieval European cologne redolent of bodily odors, at least in the opening.
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDP vs Jaipur homme EDP

    HR is sort of an oriental out the 1950s/1960s, much different than Jaipur. I'd get a bottle of HR EDC if you can find one.
  27. Thread: Animalic Musk

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    Re: Animalic Musk

    MKK isn't that bad. Not quite as laundry detergent as I thought. Musc Tonkin smells slightly of wet dog, but otherwise like Scotch tape. Where can I buy or sample the Deer Musk?
  28. Thread: Animalic Musk

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    Re: Animalic Musk

    MKK is animalic at first, but once the body odor in the opening is gone, it's just a regular laundry detergent musk.
  29. Thread: Animalic Musk

    by bokaba
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    Animalic Musk

    I am looking for a good animalic musk to add to my wardrobe. I've tried Musc Ravageur, MKK, and Kiehl's Musk.
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    Re: Acqua di Parma fragrances

    I would go with the original Colonia.
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    Re: Penhaligon's Sartorial

    I always thought it had decent longevity due to the big whack of nasty Ambroxan fixative in the base. Sartorial was a good idea, but didn't work out too well.
  32. Re: Has anyone sampled Musc by Molinard Eau de Parfum?

    I haven't tried the EDP version, but the regular Musc was not that great--more of a patchouli/incense fragrance.
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    Re: Best Authentic Lavender Scent

    Excellent request! I see many fine examples: Puig Agua Lavande, Caldey Island Lavender, and Oxford & Cambridge. I would also suggest:

    Atkinson's Lavender: clean, barbershop lavender in typical...
  34. Re: Investigating the lineup of Floris and Penhaligon's

    Most have gone into the toilet from both houses. Pens recently reformulated Hammam Bouquet and Floris reformulated no 89. Still good are Blenheim Bouquet, English Fern, that's about it.
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    Re: Sea Worthy Fragrance

    St. Johns Bay Rum
    vintage (or Indian) Old Spice
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    Re: Creed Feuilles Vertes Vs Creed Cypres Musc

    They are both excellent fragrances of yesteryear (even though FV was released in 2009 and 2011). FV is a sharp, crisp, green jasmine using signature top quality Creed ingredients. FV is a simple,...
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    Re: Need help with sandalwood

    Now that I think about it, Chanel Bois des Iles is nice but a little feminine and sweet. Chanel's Cuir de Russe also has a nice whack sandalwood (probably synthetic) and quite luxurious.
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    Re: Need help with sandalwood

    Real sandalwood is virtually unattainable in fragrance now. I would recommend Villoresi Sandalo as the finest extant sandalwood. Creed's Bois de Santal was probably the best. Real sandalwood is...
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    Re: Bois du Portugal without the Creed base?

    I never thought Bois du Portugal had much of a Creed base. I think of the Milesime line fragrances with their typically salty, musky base.
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    Re: can a man wear fleurs de' oranger????

    I'm not a fan of many Lutens conconctions save MKK and a couple of others. Orange flower is a hauntingly beautiful fragrance in its own right and not as sweet as most perfumers make it. I would try...
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    Re: Citrus & civet / castoreum

    You could try some of the Czech and Speake fragrances. Citrus Paradisi and Cuba have excellent civet notes. Paradisi is grapefruit with tons of civiet and is extremely sweaty. Cuba has a lime opening...
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    Re: The definitive aromatic fougère thread

    The finest of the fine, Belgravia by Duke of Pall Mall, only a few batches produced and sold locally in London in 1983.
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    Re: Old Spice varieties: glass and plastic bottles

    Try to get the Indian Shulton. It is very close to the original--spicy, a tad powdery and resinous--unlike the current fluffy bay rum.
  44. Re: Ralph Lauren - Polo - Which is the Best performer??

    I prefer Crest, but find all of them too brash for casual use.
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    Re: Chanel EDC vs Dior Cologne Royale

    I've not tried the Dior, but I do own the Chanel. I have sampled and owned many historic and antique eau de colognes over the years even 100-year old flacons. The Chanel is nice and a good gateway to...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage Online

    You can always go with Aeroplane by Detaille if you can find it. It is nearly identical to vintage ES.
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    Poll: Re: A gift of sandalwood

    Bois des Iles is nice, though a tad feminine. Egoiste is a bit candy sweet for me. Neither use real sandalwood at all. Bois des Iles is better the higher the concentration you can get.
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    Re: Favorite Fall-Winter Creed and Amouage?

    I would go with some of the older Creeds like Bois de Portugal, Royal English Leather, Bois de Santal, or even Cuir de Russie.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair thoughts

    Was this the same as Windsor?
  50. Re: Rich and manly, yet Harmless and office safe ??

    RL Safari for Men
    Chanel pour Monsieur
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    Re: favorite jasmine ?

    My favorite jasmine is Creed Jasmal, which is sadly discontinued. A sharp, indolic, and crisp jasmine without the heady floral notes, but sparkling with galbanum. Something that would have been at...
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    Re: favorite citrus ?

    Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
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    Re: Trouble finding Bois Du Portugal

    They have it at Saks Fifth Avenue and Nieman Marcus. You may have to use a sample service such as perfumed court.
  54. Re: Best Neroli, and Neroli Portofino vs Cologne Indélébile

    The best neroli fragrances you can get are Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia, Xerjoff Kobe, and Czech & Speake Neroli.
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    Re: La Via del Profumo

    La Via del Profumo is the most different fragrances from those you listed possible. They are mostly all natural and use expensive, high-end ingredients and thus have a much more old-fashioned feel.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th June 2015

    Eau de Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD Monday 8th June 2015

    Vintage Crown Perfumery Spiced Limes
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    Re: Alternative Summer Scents

    Tough call without citruses. I would try some lavenders and perhaps vertivers as others have stated. Perhaps Caldey Island Lavender, Arome 3, Guerlain Vetiver (vintage EDC is best), Creed Royal...
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    Poll: Re: summer fragrance Creed vs Tom Ford

    I would go with the Neroli from what you have listed. Otherwise, try to get your hands on some Creed Selection Verte for summer.
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    Re: Suggest a musk fragrance for me

    Muscs Koublai Khan is the best and dirtiest musk I know.
  61. Thread: New Jicky EDC

    by bokaba
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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    You've got Shalimar, Jicky, Vol de Nuit, Mitsouko, and L'Heure Bleue--excellent collection. I hope to get a Shamilar EDC soon.
  62. Thread: New Jicky EDC

    by bokaba
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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    I would say that the EDC is basically indolic citrus, vintage lavender with a tinge of cinnamon as they often smell, and a subtle civet base. It has greater longevity and sillage than the modern EDT,...
  63. Thread: New Jicky EDC

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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    I got it for about $300 along with a decant of vintage l'Heure Bleue EDC.
  64. Thread: New Jicky EDC

    by bokaba
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    New Jicky EDC

    My new 180ml Eau de Cologne from the 1970s I just purchased. I've been looking for one of these for a while.

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  65. Thread: Jicky Age

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    Jicky Age

    How old is this Jicky EdT? From the box, I would assume 1980s. It looks like a copy of earlier 1950-60s "blob" style bottles.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTA2MlgxNjAw/z/WboAAOSwxYxUtlKV/$_57.JPG
  66. Thread: Neroli

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    Re: Neroli

    The Atelier line never impressed me though it is above the standard "cuff" so to speak. You could even try some of the Guerlain Eaux: notably, Eau du Coq, which is a slightly animalic neroli/bergamot...
  67. Thread: Neroli

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    Re: Neroli

    I must recommend Czech & Speake Neroli, MPG pour le jeune Homme, Villerosi Acqua di Colonia, and the ultra expensive Xerjoff Kobe.
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    Re: Creed - What Gives?

    I thought BdP was very strong. I suppose compared to other designers it may not be. The truly classic Creeds, along with other houses, have limited longevity because type of ingredients that are...
  69. Re: Any idea when this bottle of Creed Aubepine Acacia was from?

    From what I understand, it is an oil-based perfume rather than the common alcohol/water based perfumes.
  70. Re: Any idea when this bottle of Creed Aubepine Acacia was from?

    It looks like a refill for a leather atomizer to me. Aubepine Acacia was available in the 250ml flacon around 10 years ago. As a leather atomizer, it is probably a limited release edition anywhere...
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    Guerlain Bottle Age

    I was wondering what the age of this style of bottle is. This is a bottle of l'Heure Bleue EDT, but I am aware Jicky and others came in it.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    l'Heure Bleue vintage cologne
    https://img1.etsystatic.com/016/0/6289857/il_570xN.451611743_9ncf.jpg
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    Re: Atkinsons Fragrance

    I liked the old Atkinson's Lavender, but I am not sure it is the same company. I have tried some of the newer edps and was not impressed.
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    Re: Ever hear of dumpster diving?

    I believe it is a favored pastime of the bums that live in the park near me.
  75. Re: What is the real story with "vintage" fragrances?

    I find the top notes, especially citrus and florals, tend to burn off, but that is unfortunately the nature of the beast. Most of us vintage enthusiasts like older perfumes because they employed...
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    Re: Recommendations for Cypress

    The best cypresses I can think of are Creed Cypres Musc and Crown Perfumery Buckingham--both sadly discontinued though you can still get Anglia Duncan, which is somewhat faithful to the Crown...
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    Re: Shalimar Concentrations?

    Any idea on the age of this one? I can't tell because there is no date code.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMDY1/z/aX8AAOSw34FVFvL8/$_57.JPG...
  78. Re: ? - Freshest Sandalwood [since Sandalwood (Floris) is no more] - ?

    While I cannot say it is "fresh," Villoresi Sandalo is probably the best existing Sandalwood now.
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    Re: What are some 'must have' old school frags?

    vintage Old Spice
    Polo Crest
    Van Clef & Arpels pour Homme
    Roger & Gallet Extra Vieille (really old school--released in 1806)
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    Re: Favorite Tea Fragrance?

    I like CB I Hate Perfume Tea/Rose because it uses a dark, black tea with fine quality Moroccan Rose absolute rather than the thin, soapy green teas de jure.
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    Re: What tobacco fragrances for summer?

    Alt Innsbruck (tobacco + menthol)
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    Shalimar Concentrations?

    I am planning a Shalimar purchase sometime in the future and was wondering if you guys had advice on which concentration to get. I have a sample of the current EdT and think it is pretty good. I know...
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    Shalimar Concentrations

    I am planning a Shalimar purchase sometime in the future and was wondering if you guys had advice on which concentration to get. I have a sample of the current EdT and think it is pretty good. I know...
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    Re: Vintage l'Heure Bleue

    There are still some around since the deodorant sprays were never very popular so I understand (everyone wants the super-concentrated parfums and parfum extraits apparently).
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    Vintage l'Heure Bleue

    Just picked got a l'Heure Bleue deodorant spray for a few dollars. 8 digit date code starting with V, so made in 1978. It reminds me of the vintage PdT in EdC concentration.

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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

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  87. Re: My Shoprunner does not work on Frag Net anymore

    Looks like it's working now.
  88. Re: My Shoprunner does not work on Frag Net anymore

    I hope so too. The free shipping with no minimum purchase amount made many products very affordable. They're also probably getting slammed with shipping after people found out you can get a free...
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    Re: Vintage Habit Rouge EdC?

    Now I just need to score some Jicky EdC and l'Heure Bleue EdC!
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    Re: Not a single creed failed to impress me so far

    Of the list you posted, the only really good one is Bois du Portugal, but you have to like woody, oriental fragrances. Please try some of the harder to find Creeds like Royal Scottish Lavender, Royal...
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    Re: Vintage Habit Rouge EdC?

    Glad to have snagged it for around $30 a few years ago. It seems less powdery than the current EdT.
  92. Re: My Shoprunner does not work on Frag Net anymore

    I asked Fragrancenet, and they said it was temporarily unavailable because they are updating inventory. They say it will be back up after that.
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    Re: Vintage Habit Rouge EdC?

    The HR starts with a Y, so it must be 1984.
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    Re: Vintage Habit Rouge EdC?

    Here is the Vetiver EdC I have. Is it of a similar age?

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    Vintage Habit Rouge EdC?

    I have this bottle of HR EdC. Looks like a tester, but I was wondering what age it is? I suspect 90s or early 2000s.

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    Re: Favourite Maurice Roucel fragrance?

    Iris Silver Mist and Helmut Lang Eau de Cologne
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    Re: Best scent under $35

    Dunhill for Men 1934
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    Re: Creed Windsor coming soon

    Windsor is a good fragrance no doubt, but it only has all the wonderful things like lime, rum, etc. for the first 30 seconds and then becomes a heady white floral (they probably used the left over...
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    My favorite roses are:

    Washington Tremlett Black Tie (discontinued): perfectly clean, but not feminine rose, geranium, saffron with a light wood and musk base
    Villoresi Musk: even though a musk,...
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    Re: Mystery Creed bottle - what have I bought?

    It could also be a number of women's fragrances with vanilla drydowns like Vanisia and Empress Eugenia. That seller sound like a weirdo.
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