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  1. Re: Roja Dove, Derby, Masque, Habit Rouge Dress Code

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  2. Re: Roja Dove, Derby, Blackbird, Habit Rouge Dress Code

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  3. Roja Dove, Derby, Masque, Habit Rouge Dress Code

    I have these decants:

    Guerlain Derby (newest version): ~ 25 mls
    Guerlain Habit Rouge Dress Code: 10 mls
    Masque Milano Montecristo: ~ 30 mls
    Roja Dove Fetish Pour Homme EdP: 20 ml decant

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    Re: NEW: Habit Rouge Dress Code

    Just to add some thoughts to this that aren't related to acquiring it. It's good. Actually quite very good for the price. I agree with many that you probably have to have an appreciation for the...
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    Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    I have given the decants to bdrockband1, byandthrough, and Kera. They were there first PMs I received
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    Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    These are now gone, thanks everyone.

    PS - next time when I ask in the post to PM your address, PM me your address! ;-)
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    Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    These have been shipped. Thanks, everyone!
  8. [US + CANADA] Re: Amouage, Unum, Xerjoff, Bogue, CdG, Hermes, YSL, Guerlain, Jovoy, Narciso Rodriguez

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    Re: Frankincense smoke + Lavender

    Memoir Man?
  10. Re: Barbershop picks that are sweet and very modern?

    I'd go with Yohji Homme above most if you're looking for that barbershop sweetness. Despite its age, it feels very modern. Really well done, IMO. Rive Gauche is cheap, so you could just try it...
  11. [US + CANADA] Re: Amouage, Unum, Xerjoff, Bogue, CdG, Hermes, YSL, Guerlain, Jovoy, Narciso Rodriguez

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    Re: Finest Rose Sandalwood dominant frag for men?

    Not really but it's a nice soft sandalwood. I do get some rosewood though
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    Re: Finest Rose Sandalwood dominant frag for men?

    Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo
  14. [US + CANADA] Re: Amouage, Unum, CdG, YSL, Guerlain, Jovoy, Narciso Rodriguez

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    Re: A Gentleman and His Cologne

    Am I the only one who actually enjoys when I can't smell it after 15 mins? That's kind of the whole point for me. I'd drive myself mad if I kept smelling it for hours. I know what it smells like,...
  16. Re: Need SERIOUS help and guidance with not offending people with my fragrances

    Whoops! It's hard not to take it personally. Happens to everyone though. Don't worry too much.

    I'm convinced there's some chemical in Santal 33 that drives some people crazy. It's also an...
  17. [US + CANADA] Re: Amouage, Unum, CdG, YSL, Guerlain, Jovoy

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  18. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Timothy Han Edition Perfumes: She Came To Stay
  19. Re: L`Art de la Guerre by Jovoy Paris - Why immortelle? WHY?

    I agree with you completely. This is a fantastic scent but the drydown is just way too much immortelle. It's just all maple syrup on me in the end. Love the sharp, crisp opening with the rhubarb...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I will not comment much on the scent, but I will say this is far better than Bleu de Chanel (which isn't really saying much). It also (thankfully) doesn't smell like it either.
  21. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    ... Found.
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    Re: FED EX is just AWFUL

    I do not, and had no idea that was an option, but I'll look into that for the future
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    Re: FED EX is just AWFUL

    Fed Ex is notorious for not knocking or ringing the doorbell, and they won't leave even the smallest (cheapest) of packages.
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    Re: Is YSL Live Jazz still a bottle worthy?

    Recently sampled this one. Thought it was a mess compositionally and had indiscernible notes like most big designer's releases. Didn't care for it at all and if I were to say it's value, I wouldn't...
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Great scent, and I too wish it lasted longer



    I wonder if this got reformulated; CdG 2 Man lasted +12 hours on me with just one spray. Potent stuff. GPH1 from what I remember was the one that...
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    Re: Where do you go from Leather Oud?

    Bogue Maai and Rose Privee (vintage)
  27. [US + CANADA] Amouage, Unum, Xerjoff, Bogue, CdG, Hermes, YSL, Guerlain, Jovoy, Narciso Rodriguez

    Guerlain Guerlain Homme - 1 oz. with box, nearly full
    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme - tin can, no box, probably 85-90 percent full
    Narciso Rodriguez For Him 50 ml, mostly full, no box
    L'Artisan...
  28. Re: Best tobacco scent : Remy Latour Cigar or Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille ?

    Agree with the vintage Polo, and also D&G Pour Homme (vintage) even.

    Journey Man and Montecristo are good options and two very different takes on tobacco.
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    Re: Help an old man choose new fragrance

    Grey Vetiver is a nice one. Maybe check out Mona di Orio's Vetyver. It's herbal, with a rather prominent tangy ginger feel to it. And also very dry.
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    Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread 2015

    Edit: gone, thanks guys
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    Geranium Pour Monsieur

    Looking for 5-10 mls of Frederic Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur.

    Thanks.
  32. Re: Whats your the Best fragrance(s) in past 5 years?

    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete would top my list followed by Bel Ami Vetiver, Journey Man, M (Puredistance), and Mito Viole d'Extrait. I think the prerequisite for me including these is that they all blew me...
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    Re: would you feel prouder if...

    I buy what I feel is justified on my satisfaction of the scent. Rest assured there's spurges in this pursuit, but I never consider pride at all when wearing, deciding to purchase, or purchasing...
  34. Re: How does one train their nose to identify notes?

    Yes. There are exceptions. Many in fact, but, in my experience the ones that are difficult to dissect are muddier, cheap garbage for the most part.

    I'm in no way saying cheap means poor blending...
  35. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I'd be interested in a split of Aer by Angela Ciampagna.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    As much as I enjoy it, and incense scents in general, LAVS is indeed redundant. I don't find this that similar to Bois d'Encens, personally, but it's definitely high mass like Avignon, Cardinal, et...
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    Re: Smelling fragrances on others?

    I only smell AdG, 1 Million, and maybe maybe something by Creed depending on where I am. For me, I live in a crap place where most people use generic scents :tongue: Fortunately, most people where I...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Really impressed by LAVS, ragazzi! I do wish I felt like giving it a bigger full wearing today, but it's in the mid 80s and sunny here... However, from what I smelled, it's terrific. Loads of...
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    Re: Vero Profumo Perfumes - What to Sample?

    I cannot comment on the extraits or edps, but I've sampled the viole d'extraits and the one I liked best was Mito, simply because honey seems to be prominent in all her perfumes and I found it worked...
  40. Re: The longest longevity fragrance you've ever used?

    I always sort of dread when I see immortelle listed as a note because if not handled well, I know in the dry down I'll be smelling like pancakes for a long, long time.

    I'd also add benzoin as a...
  41. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I would absolutely run my own splits if I had the time and energy for it. Big kudos to those running successful splits.

    I'm also not saying to ban Creeds, but maybe we need fewer of them? One US...
  42. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I completely agree. I like getting splits of new artisan/niche lines and there are very limited options now.

    We don't need 5-10 threads of people splitting Aventus or Tom Ford. These are...
  43. Thread: Creed Aventus

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    Re: Creed Aventus / UNUM

    Payment has been sent for bottle 1 of LAVS
  44. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    Sounds like you've got the older version. I had a sample of the old stuff (was a greenish-yellow color) and was able to compare it to the new decant that I had. Definitely a different color; and...
  45. Re: Retiring from splits for now. Open splits have been closed.

    Thanks for all the splits and hard work put into them, and best of luck to you!
  46. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    Hi yes, I remember talking with someone else on here about it being reformulated.

    I tried it when it first came out and it was a green color. It had that camphoric, mentholated aspect but it ...
  47. Re: What's your pick(s) from Comme des Garcons line?

    EdP 2011
    Skai
    Tar
    Kyoto (all of the Incense Series, really)
    Sequoia
    Hinoki (original; before it got reformulated)
    Black 2013
    Rhubarb
    Vettiveru
    Blue Encens
  48. Thread: Creed Aventus

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    Re: Creed Aventus / UNUM

    Sign me up for 20 mls of LAVS, thanks.
  49. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    None. Although, after smelling poor reformulations and watching some good ones get discontinued I can see why others want to stock up.

    Personally, if I run out, I run out, and move on to something...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Very cool. Thanks for the write-up guys.
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    Re: Best frankincense out there?

    With the oranges and burning wood description you seek I'd be sure to check out Olibanum by Profumum.
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    Re: Most worn March '15

    Probably a toss up between Russian Tea and Sycomore
  53. Poll: Re: Invasion Barbare vs Amouage Journey Man vs Amouage Interlude Man

    I've worn all three and I think it would really come down to your personal taste. From your "current top ten" it seems like you enjoy fresh and heavier scents. So any of these could possibly work.
    ...
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - upon further review

    I can see where you're coming from saying that it leans feminine by a "cat's hair", it's hugely plush, and pillowy indeed. Although I believe absolutely any man could wear it. Terrific stuff!
  55. Re: Fragrances that you believe in, but just don't seem to wear as often as your other scents.

    Way, way too many. I've got maybe three or four scents I consistently reach for each season.
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    When a scent has countless threads, is constantly mentioned in nonrelated threads where there's clearly no relation to the title or discussion, and a thread of some 50 (!) pages of "batch variations"...
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    Re: Skimping on bottles..

    Wow. That's bullshit. I'm glad people are calling that company out. I don't really care for their scents but after reading these posts I wouldn't ever plan on buying anything from them regardless...
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    Re: Best Cheap Spring Fragrances

    Maybe try Voyage d'Hermes EdT, seems widely available and you could do a lot worse.

    Vettiveru is green and floral and you can get a gallon of it for like a hundred bucks.
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    Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    SMW is pretty much the antithesis of what I wear and enjoy.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I think you make some excellent points. I would have liked to see a better development/dry down and certain notes toned down/amped up during the duration of the scent. I don't think I could wear...
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete blows my mind every time I wear it.
  62. Re: Three New Les Liquides Imaginaires!! Les eaux Arborantes

    I'm looking forward to Saltus the most also. I'm imagining some relation to Hinoki just based off the note list... Will have to pick some up if this ends up in the splits forum.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Hey guys,

    Just wanted to update for those interested about shipping time estimates.

    I placed my order on Feb. 8, it was shipped Feb. 9, and arrived today on Feb. 24 in perfect condition. Much...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    Actually quite often I'm scentless. Or to paraphrase, I'm rarely wearing any fragrance. Maybe 2-3 times a week I'm fully wearing something. I often test stuff on my arms but it's not a full...
  65. Re: What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    Does anyone have any suggestions for a free and clear eco detergent that does not contain boric acid, phenoxyethanol, or parabens?
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    Re: recommendations for a refined sandalwood...

    Maybe check out Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi. I don't get any vanilla or sweetness (besides the sandalwood) and it isn't too loud.
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    Re: Essenza Nobile reliable?

    Like many of you, I recently ordered from Essenza Nobile as the Euro has been weak lately. I've ordered stuff overseas before, and shipped items overseas as well; and I think it's just important to...
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    Re: Is Knize Ten still great?

    It's still great, absolutely. I'd try to sample first though. It has a real petrol-leather-floral smell, and it's a bit hard to articulate. Do try!
  69. Poll: Re: Fans of Niche Fragrances: How Do You Find New Fragrances?

    1. Forums specifically here on BN and also fragrantica. Users here typically do the best job of promoting new fragrances and lines. And most importantly of all, it's unbiased criticism from the...
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    Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

    I didn't find it astringent or too smoky. It smells very similar to Bois d'Ascese (almost to a fault), as the same guy made that one. Raspberry and mint come through but it's mostly smoky tea with...
  71. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    Many workplaces in the US either discourage or prohibit fragrances so I can see why many don't ever notice anyone wearing anything.

    I'll occasionally smell others wearing it at cultural...
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    Re: New: Puredistance White

    I agree. Also I found his PD Black to be pretty light, so I can't imagine what he'll try to do with "White"
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    Re: Aramis Havana (and other Tobacco fragrances)

    I've been wearing Montecristo quite a bit lately and it's a fine tobacco scent. People always talk about it in terms of a musk scent, but after wearing it often it doesn't even register as such. ...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Late to this one, but I'm a big fan after sampling. This stuff is really great, and not at all what I had thought it would be (in a good way). The musks are perfectly tempered with the florals and...
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    Re: New fragrance: Rundholz - 03.Apr.1968

    Tried this one out recently and didn't like it at all. This one suffers from the same problem that occurs with other fragrances by Slumberhouse, Juniper Ridge, SSS, and a few other niche houses. ...
  76. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Tried all three a few weeks ago and I enjoyed them. Really cool concept and was really impressed by the scents and presentation. The musicians' work (not just in this project, but overall) is...
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    Personally, I've never had a problem with Luckyscent and I've been shopping with them for many years. Customer service is always superb and I always recommend them.

    My only suggestion would be to...
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    Re: Aqua Vitae by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    This one reminded me of CK One.
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    Re: Thoughts on Absolue pour le soir

    I agree that if one doesn't like benzoin, labdanum or incense this scent could be avoided.

    For me personally, I tend to really dislike benzoin. I find it similar to immortelle in that it can be...
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Not sure yet. I'd like to purchase maybe two or three new bottles in 2015. And definitely cut back on sampling...

    I have my eyes on:

    Map of the Heart : Black Heart
    Any new CdG releases
    And...
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    Derby, Knize Ten, Cuir Cannage are clean leather. Cuir Ottoman, as well as Cuiron, is a clean suede.
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    Re: New fragrance: Rundholz - 03.Apr.1968

    Cool. Can't wait to try this one. So I assume longevity is good? How is the development on this?
  83. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    Lots of great suggestions here. One new one that I recently sampled is from the Ephemera by Unsound Music Festival. One in particular called "Noise" was a nice take on frankincense/incense. ...
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    Re: Sandalwood Suggestions

    Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I liked Egoiste, but wasn't really floored by it. I hope Bois des Iles is a bit better. I forgot to mention I don't like Tam Dao as that's one that gets mentioned...
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    Sandalwood Suggestions

    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking for a sandalwood fragrance. With the market saturated with oud heavy scents I'm looking for something rich and complex that features a lot of sandalwood. And I'm not...
  86. Re: Writing About Fragrance is Like Dancing About Architecture

    Well put. Verbose reviews filled with metaphors and similes is still just an opinion. Sometimes it's very helpful, other times it can get rather convoluted. As much as I appreciate good writing,...
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    Re: New fragrance: Rundholz - 03.Apr.1968

    Can a good experienced nose maybe breakdown specific notes and accords in this particular fragrance?
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    Poll: Re: Three sandalwoods

    What's a good sandalwood - incense - woods combo? Something that's complex and well blended, but dry without musk or amber.

    Anything where sandalwood is quite prominent but without it feeling like...
  89. Poll: Re: Another "help me choose" poll. (About to cave in for one bottle)

    Tea For Two definitely. I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it when I tried it years ago when it was still available. One of Giacobetti's best.

    Although Russian Tea is very well made, the...
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    Re: Can someone put me onto Rojas perfumes

    I think price plays a quixotic role in the Roja love/hate. A lot of people on here will drop almost the same amount of cash on vintages, discontinued, and other fragrance houses but no one bats an...
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    First off, big thanks to Remik and PalmBeach, their splits are the primary reason I use this site, so thanks guys!

    Secondly, after taking part in many splits, I'm very surprised more people don't...
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    Songe d'un Bois d'Ete & CdG Skai

    I am looking for two bottles. I do not care if there is no box, nor do I care if they are used:

    Guerlain: Songe d'un Bois d'Ete

    Comme Des Garcons Synthetic Series: Skai

    Thanks! I am...
  93. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Would anyone else be interested in the Ephemera by Unsound scents?
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    Re: L'Homme Sage - Absolutely Amazing

    I wonder if this has been reformulated after reading about recent problems with longevity. When I tried it years ago this scent was very strong and long-lasting. Easily lasted 8 hours and sillage...
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    Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

    Weird. I tried it out for a couple days and it was undetectable after a couple hours. I even asked a few people. Such a shame it doesn't work on me since I really enjoyed it. I may try revisiting...
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    Re: Comme de garcons black

    There's a good possibility you'll like it. I like Avignon, and Bois d'Ascese was all right, so I can see why you were drawn to it.

    I will say that Black really grows on you. I thought it was...
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    Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

    I didn't get much patchouli, but the immortelle definitely comes through, as well as the raspberry, so it comes across much sweeter on me compared to other's experiences. All the "listed" notes are...
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    Re: do you tell people what you are wearing?

    Yes, if anyone is curious, of course.
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    Re: Masque Milano - Russian Tea - NEW FRAGRANCE

    Is anyone else having issues with the performance? I'm really enjoying this one, but the scent is gone after three hours.
  100. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    How about Ulrich Lang Nightscape?
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