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    Re: Your Most Worn of the Year 2019

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200101/7ed10481d40b98fc62c9b201b4ffed97.jpg

    Outside the list I think 6 wears of Duke and JR Ewing also tying them up with the other sixes

    -Mark


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    Re: What is your ratio of samples to bottles?

    Fifty fifty, or close

    -Mark

    Lähetetty minun SM-T515 laitteesta Tapatalkilla
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    Most worn in Decade 2010s

    Reckon I joined ’14, did not keep count to begin with.
    Anyway, the following comes from SOTD:
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    Moonshine and...
  4. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    Sad news.

    -Mark
  5. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    What he said.

    When going after wolves or bear this becomes a bit more of an issue.

    Having said that, at least in my neck of the woods showing up for say a moose hunt and trailing something...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Once in awhile professional life takes turns where the old saying of playing by the Moscow rules comes relevant.
    I have few frags that I associate with this mindset. Comandante is one of them
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2019

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190930/f05a885e3c7e07a07dcbacd3450462be.jpg

    -Mark


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

    Tonnere - I had a ’move a rig with practically no breaks from storage to workshop’ task lined up for this morning.
    Distance of some kilometers.
    A bit of a hairy job so I reached for my ’Hell or...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Gilette Pacific Light - I'm going thru my mearge collection, identifying scents not worn this year and taking them for a drive.
    This being one of those forgotten ones

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

    Bowmakers - a bit of work on the Caddy, some revolver practise and dinner with wife is what it seems to be made for

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

    Tiberius - gonna watch me some Star Trek TOS tonite

    -Mark
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    Re: Your Most Worn August 2019

    According the SOTD:
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190901/e679903ebfaa0a8d2a7287ab1d11c320.jpg

    Plus one wear for El Diablo from Bud and one for JR Ewing

    -Mark


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  13. Re: Anyone here going to CANCEL Dior for their sauvage ad?

    Nah

    -Mark


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

    Was looking for something from my untested samples (started a project to go thru those that just have been sitting there) which would fit my schedule for today. Normal office Monday, lunch with an...
  15. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    This seems more legit than the original claim regarding EU and MI

    -Mark
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    Re: Matching fragrance with clothes

    Hmm, not agreeing with you here. See, I believe there are multiple situations, occasions, functions and activities where for example a turtleneck or baseball cap with ears tucked in are not just ok...
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

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    Rhinoceros by Zoologist Perfumes
    4 wears

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    1805 / Tonnerre by Beaufort London
    3 wears
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    +1 for Iron Duke, 'haps also Tonnere?

    -Mark
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    Actually did upper body max. effort day yesterday wearing Aventus ;) :)

    -Mark
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    Don't do pre-workout scents. However, when facing a tough ME day or a string of multiple workouts in a row I do choose my SOTD to reflect this.
    I find that it helps to build concentration and...
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

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    Outside the directory 2 wears of Duke:...
  22. Re: Fragrance suggestion for corporate gala diner

    Judging by the smiley it was a proper choice then ;)

    -Mark
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    Re: What would you wear to the Cricket?

    Blenheim Bouquet, Saint Julep or Soft Lawn would be my choices

    -Mark
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    Very funny!

    -Mark
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Lean service design workshop,
    yes, you guessed it...

    Sauvage

    -Mark


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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

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    Now I just have to wait for the mailman...

    -Mark


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  27. Re: Men’s Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    + 1 for Kouros and T Tex. Maybe also Tonnere, Moonshine and Cobra and the Canary?

    -Mark
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

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    Plus 2 wears of Chevrolet and few singles. Out of those Niki Lauda ’haps worth mentioning

    -Mark


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    Re: Current Fragrance How Many Sprays?

    Zoologist Camel - one to center mass

    -Mark
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    My 2 cents go to TF's Neroli Portofino

    -Mark
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Yet anohter empty elevator with Sauvage trail

    -Mark
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

    Really nice photos and a very good thread idea!
    Now I want the Chaz ;)

    -Mark
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    Re: Geosmin heavy fragrances?

    ^
    Most interesting story! Thank you for sharing. Now, I need a sample of the Tank Battle as well... ;)

    -Mark
  34. Re: If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    Why, Shirtless Kirk or Tiberius of course

    -Mark
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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

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    Outside the directory JR Ewing and Beretta got two wears each as well

    -Mark


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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I've been carefully using my sample of Tyrannosaurus Rex.
    Carefully because I think it is spiffing; period; and I need to meter it out untill I get my mittens on full bottle

    -Mark
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    Re: How many chances do you give a fragrance?

    No 2nd chances, I'm that sort of a man

    -Mark
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    Re: Original Mefisto vs Mefisto gentiluomo

    I think I do prefer gentiluomo. I find it somewhat lighter and less cloying. Allthough Mefisto isn't that bad either.
    Not sure but would say that the original has a bit more projection and...
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    Re: Best Automobile Brand Masculine Fragrances

    La Martina Maserati and the original Jaguar (the cap is really nice fake wood) get my votes. Bentley Intense I also find pleasing.
    Fiat 500 for him mentioned upthread is not that special methinks....
  40. Re: Anyone ever order from xerjoff universe website?

    I've used them a handfull of times. Everytime the delivery speed surprises me positively

    -Mark
  41. Re: Most unapologetically masculine scent currently on the market

    + 1 for Mazzolari Lui and Yatagan. Not sure of the current Aramis.
    Perhaps also 1805 from Beaufort of London and Testosterone would fit the bill?

    -Mark
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    Your Most Worn March 2019

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    Plus 2 wears of JR Ewing and few singles

    -Mark


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    Re: Gym fragrances

    I don't wear a fragrance for the gym.
    If I'm facing a very serious workout, max attempt or something competitive I will however choose my frag. in the morning or day prior from ones that set me
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Very helpfull guy in local bike shop was pulling a quite large trail of...

    Yup, Sauvage

    -Mark
  45. Re: Fellow Aventians, what are your other three most worn scents?

    On my most worn list Aventus stands at 19 so I guess I don't qualify as an Aventian.
    In any case, the same list is topped by Moonshine, Lonestar Memories and Quercus.
    Should one look at the rolling...
  46. Re: let's play a game: what perfumes should Burt Reynold wear?

    Brut, Tabac Original, Kouros or Mandom methinks

    -Mark
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    Re: Your most worn February 2019

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    Sartorial by Penhaligon's - 3 wears

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    Opus 1144 by Unum - 2 wears

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    Blue Stratos by Parfums Bleu - 2 wears

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  48. Re: Fragrances with a real smoke smel like MM By the Fireplace and Amouage Interlude Man?

    +1 for Lonestar Memories

    -Mark
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice! I got the Jaguar as well and find it most pleasing.

    -Mark


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    Re: Thameen niche perfume- worth it?

    Regent Leather is one of my favorites.
    I find it really nice but also something that must be applied carefully or it’ll take over the whole room

    -Mark


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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    STEM dude? A rich tech nerd?

    -Mark
  52. Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    Age 53

    Based on SOTD most worn in the last year:
    1805 by Beaufort of London
    Patou pour Homme (original)
    Bowmakers

    Based on SOTD most worn all time (since '14 in my case):
    Moonshine...
  53. Poll: Re: New Poll - Most Divisive Male Scent of All-time

    There can be only one.

    Kouros, period

    -Mark
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    Re: Your most worn January 2019

    A tie between 14 scents it seems:

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    Blenheim Bouquet by Penhaligon's 2 wears


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    Whoa de Cologne by Bud Parfums 2 wears
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    AdG on gym floor yesterday

    -Mark


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    Re: Top Underhyped/Unsung Heroes

    This! Don't get the Le Male vibe though.
    Another forgotten treasure would be Moonshine methinks

    -Mark
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    Re: Your birthday fragrance :-)

    Checked two years from the SOTD. it seems that this year I wore Quercus and 2018 it was Invasion Barbare

    -Mark
  58. Re: Has there ever been another men's frag that had the impact Aventus has?

    Whilst agreeing with your general view the nitpicker in me feels it necessary to mention that in Helsinki banking and business circles I'm starting to notice Aventus popping up. Granted Sauvage seems...
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    Poll: Re: Give me your opinion, what should I wear?

    Sounds like a job for Aventus to me.
    Just don't go overboard with the trigger ;)

    -Mark
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    AdG on a young guy on the street.

    -Mark


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    Re: American houses you would recommend I try

    My 2 cents go to Durga, EastWest, West Third and Imaginary Authors.


    -Mark
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    Re: what kind of hats do you wear?

    Baseball caps mostly, cowboy-style hats (not calling them Stetsons unless they are made by Stetson) for when needing a hat with formal/city wear, bicycle caps if needed on two wheels and a Tilley...
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Colonia and Colonia Ambra have my votes

    -Mark
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    Re: GQ/Esquire/other men's magazines

    Used to read GQ quite regularly, these days I'm more inclined towards The Chap and Garden & Gun when seeking sartorial advice

    -Mark
  65. Re: The Best Perfumes of 2018, according to our contributors

    Interesting read. Now I really need to get a sample of Rake and Ruin ;)

    -Mark
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    Re: Your most worn December 2018

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181231/133cf56c774696af411b05b869469794.jpg

    Also two wears of Beretta aftershave (missing from directory)

    -Mark


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    Re: Your most worn 2018

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    My top of 2018. What can I say, Tonnere being my comp. scent and I did shoot quite a few IPSC matches this year.
    ...
  68. Re: Do you care how a fragrance is advertised and promoted?

    No.
    Having said that, I did hunt down Mandom after seeing the TV add in youtube. However in my book Bronson does not count since everyone must be influenced by him ;)

    -Mark


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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    Oujan has Christmas vibes for me

    -Mark


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  70. Re: Traditional Shaving and International Travel

    For flight you'll be fine. Just place it in your check-in luggage. For cabin almost anything can be deemed no-go these days it seems. I've seen security guards confiscating tactical pens, tooth paste...
  71. Re: Do you think that Kouros is the ultimate best male fragrance ever?

    I was told that scent God's developed Aventus to beat Kouros. Sorta like Zeus and Cronus.

    In any case I do like it, bougth my 1st bottle back in '84 or so. I really liked it, being integral part...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Won an eBay auction on small bottle of Pacoma Racer. I now have 3 of these 5 ml minis. Reckon that is sufficient for now

    -Mark
  73. Re: JOHN WICK : killer fragrance recommendations

    I must disagree. His hardware speaks different. When given God's Gun he frowns. Plastic wonder nines galore. I believe his scent would be part of the work uniform like suit etc.
    Hence, something...
  74. Thread: Yatagan

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    Re: Yatagan

    For me Yatagan is of the 'serious office/Moscow rules/hard business' category. I sometimes wear it otherwise as well but mostly for work occasions that I need to go hard or go home

    -Mark
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    Poll: Re: Buying one of these four, vote for the fun

    Voted for Valentino. Out of choices listed it appeals to me most

    -Mark
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    Re: Aramis Devin

    If you like Aramis series I don't see why would not like Devin as well. I know I do. Go for it

    -Mark
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    Re: Most Worn: November 2018

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    Re: What is your #1 Masculine Fragrance?

    The tuxedo intruduces a twist methinks. So I'll have to go with Moonshine, Yatagan and Aramis.
    Without it would be Testosterone, Beaufort's 1805 or Lonestar Memories

    -Mark
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    Poll: Re: Which fragrance should I purchase next?

    My vote goes to Mazzolari Lui

    -Mark
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    Re: Your most worn October 2018

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    Bowmakers by D.S. & Durga 4 wears


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    LAVS by Unum 2 wears


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    Ugly Bastard by Bud Parfums 2 wears
  81. Re: Any Londoners smelled D.S.&Durga's Duran Duran Liberty Exclusives?

    Did not know about this. Sounds a bit like fool and his money but I must say that I'm tempted... ;)

    EDIT: Ok, at £75 a pop (10 ml) maybe not _that_ much

    -Mark
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    Re: I Guess Italians Really Like Calvin Klein.

    Didn't spot Super-Mario by any chance? I believe he still lives there

    -Mark
  83. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I actually thought the after brexit Great Britain comes with the bottle.... :)

    -Mark
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    Re: Top 20 Beast Mode Fragrances

    Best review/list in, like ever ;)

    -Mark
  85. Re: Sublime Jean Patou Vintage versus Current

    I only have a sample of the current one, but to me it is overall lighter and lacking some ot powerfull base of the original

    -Mark
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    Re: Best wearing a suit to a convention scent

    +1 for Sartorial and No. 89.
    Personally I would also consider any Aramis, VCA pour Homme, Armati Attitude Extreme or Moonshine

    -Mark
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    Re: GQ best fragrance list 2018

    Commercially driven list for sure. Then again, so it should if we remember the source.
    Having said that, I actually think it is quite an interesting potpurri of scents.

    -Mark
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    Re: Today I bought October 2018

    Stetson all American from ebay.
    Was looking for some new cowboy/western scent and this came with a ski cap ;)

    -Mark
  89. Re: So...what happened to Basenotes? And why do you stay here?

    Why not? This is very polite place where frag. knowledge is top notch and helpfully shared by very experiences members. Furthermore other interesting topics are discussed in intelligent and...
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2018

    1805 / Tonnerre by Beaufort London 4 wears


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    Tabac by AbdesSalaam Attar Profumo 2 wears


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    Assassin by Bud Parfums 2 wears
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    Re: Fitting Fragrances for India?

    I guess the most solid advise has been given in previous posts.
    My 2 cents would be 1805, Vi et Armis or Iron Duke from Beaufort of London.

    -Mark
  92. Re: You'll never guess what this handwash smells like...!

    Could you pls. post the batch numbers?

    -Mark
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Trying Bud's Whoa De Cologne today. 3 hours in and I'm getting very Sartorial-like vibes, which I do like.
    Did try Assasin last week and liked that one too

    -Mark
  94. Re: Cheap Old-School Masculine Clean Work Scent + Killer Longevity

    +1 (yet another) for Bogart

    -Mark
  95. Re: Coty demand destruction of Burberry old stock perfume

    ^
    My understanding of the article follows your line.
    Pity all them destroyded goods in any case

    -Mark
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    Re: Dress/Work Shirt Brands You Recommend?

    'haps Charles Tyrwhitt?

    -Mark
  97. Re: Vintage Aqua di Parma colognia? Is there such a thing

    Interesting discussion and info! I'm a big advocate of Colonia, my current bottle states from late nineties and is getting a bit low. Hence, I'll have to start looking for replacement, an old one it...
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    Re: Most Worn -- August 2018

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    Bowmakers by D.S. & Durga 2 wears


    2
    Armani Attitude Extreme by Giorgio Armani 2 wears


    3
    Patou pour Homme (original) by Jean Patou 2 wears
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    Re: Profumum Roma

    +1 for Dulcis in Fundo. Have not tried Fumidus or Arso but both are on my list

    -Mark
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    Re: Tabac or Grey Flannel?!

    +1 for Tabac

    -Mark
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