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  1. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    With the "Is there anything closer to Rive Gauche than Azzaro PH?" thread in mind, I went for an impulse buy of Fine Accoutrements American Blend. Lol sending it straight back!
    The bottle/atomiser...
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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    Lol I'll likely be in bed by midnight - however likely give Prada Les Infusions de Vetiver another whirl.
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    Worth PH has been the find and wow of the year. Only picked it up around halfway through the year and it's taken 2nd place!
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    Re: Patrick of Ireland - Impulse buy

    It is a cautious performer. Subtle .
    Ultimately moved it on as I have both Paco PH and Worth PH and they scratch the itch for green ferny mossy for me. Still got a decant I pull out every now and...
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Zino!
    Instantly reminds me of Heritage and BDP.
    Quick shifts in its develop. New version 2-3 years old.
    Kinda like what Giorgio Beverley Hills Men is to Givenchy Gentleman. More 'playful' than...
  6. Re: Is there anything closer to Rive Gauche than Azzaro PH?

    Lol I went in for a blind buy of FA's American Blend EDT! Hope its a fine way to bow out on the 31st with a final 'what I sampled today for the first time' ;)
  7. Re: Is there anything closer to Rive Gauche than Azzaro PH?

    I couldn't say of others - yet I do find Azzaro very similar in overall nose-thetic(!) effect- a bit louder and rougher round the egdes ( until dry down) and definitley has more clout. Recent...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - another packaging change?

    Cheers!
    Lol I'll likely pass on it, and save some squilla for 200ml from trusted sources:)
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    Re: I have Vetiver fever !

    Yes they're pretty solid blind buys!!
    You might want to try Hommage a L'Homme Voyageur
    by Lalique also, its closest to EN, with its smoky inky vibe. It is much denser, opposed to EN's 'sheer'...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes - another packaging change?

    My bad, didn't make it clear, I assumed they all had the large dark horse cart as a backdrop?
    Both legit?
  11. Re: Up To 25% Off End Of Year Clearance at FOREVERLUX!

    Thanks for the quick response!
    That's a shame - really good prices!!
  12. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    Lol I ONLY have 3 or more from two houses - Guerlain and Lalique

    Guerlain:
    Vetiver = pretty much all seasonal
    Heritage = formal
    Habit Rouge = fancy schmancy!

    Lalique:
    Pour Homme - all...
  13. Re: Are Certain Fragrances In Your Collection Ever Too Expensive or Rare For You to Wear?

    Same!
    RG - very occasional use.
    But then again I don't conciously not wear it - nearing 50 in the wardrobe and so its once every now and again I get the itch for it!
    Bel Ami - I'm a little...
  14. Re: Up To 25% Off End Of Year Clearance at FOREVERLUX!

    Cheers!
    Do you know if FL ships to the UK?
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    Terre d'Hermes - another packaging change?

    Lol I understand there are many different packagings for TDH.
    I was of the thinking that they all have the image of the horse cart and footman on the box
    I've seen a few 'plain' ones and am a...
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    Re: What's the best fragrance for a hangover?

    Lol I read fragrance hangover, as in frag'd out on dressy perfumes. Agree something citric and refreshing, lol both in a fragrance and to consume!
    Chai - a cup of water, a tea bag, tea friendly...
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    Oh I'm not sure to be honest. Has a gold rim, and silver top. But I gather theres some confusion with the bottle changes. Definitely not the one with "pasha" in funky old retro font however.
  18. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    IN relation to the RG and TF's - I actually really dig Azzaro for a RG substitute (not the best word... 'parallel' perhaps) - in fact I like it much better. Although RG was a top choice for the...
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    Re: Equipage "Shaker" bottle

    I'm pretty certain I'll enjoy Equipage and prolly take a punt on a splash like yours when I'm familiar with it. So at least I have the option of returning etc if its spoiled or well a nifty copy haha.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Combo of Oscar for Men and Dunhill Edition. I feel they work well together. Oscars long lasting radiance helping Editions otherwise abysmal performance pop and bounce off for longer.
    Plus I felt...
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    Re: Equipage "Shaker" bottle

    Ohh yeah, these look pretty tasty - see a fair few of these online - yet never pulled as often splashes .
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    Re: Equipage "Shaker" bottle

    Haha thats a great way sum up your relationship with Equipage!

    Thanks BNers for the info - so 2000-2010 approx.

    Well I took a punt and await it's arrival. Cost the same as a normal new...
  23. Thread: Ck everyone

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    Re: Ck everyone

    Might be a good fragrance itself - but wow the branding and style is a urrgh turn off. Looks like all kinds of wrong. :laugh:
  24. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Etro Patchouly - Woah - that is one swell of an opening - filth! Dirty like something gone off! - Opens out into a dank pathcouli. Surprised its fizzled right out after a decent handful of spritzes....
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    Equipage "Shaker" bottle

    Hey fragransters!!

    From whence do these type of bottles originate?

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    As ever thankful :)
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    This year has been an education. And a return to the classics.
  27. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Prada Les Infusions de Vetiver (2015). Long time love. Saw it on a steal, had to grab it!!
    Top drawer.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Same same, planning to take some time away from BN! Or spend less time here in the least. I think I've been on here longer than I thought, and actively posting for 1yr now. Got a collection now that...
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bentley Men Intense - properly for the first time. Quite fitting for the holiday, rich with a little peppery and exotic bite. Pretty nice stuff.
    Pretty wowed by Damask Oud by Boss - lovely smoky...
  30. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    Have not really gotten into ouds, yet of the ones tried, Dunhill Icon Absolute has that band-aidy vibe and one of the Boss ones (bottled oud or something a peer sampled) came across as medicinal oud...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th December, 2019

    Surprisingly unfestive both yesterday and today, with Azzaro PH and Dunhill Cologne.
  32. Thread: Wedding Gift

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    Wedding Gift

    Hey all!

    Best wishes for the holidays firstly.

    Mus sister is buying a frarance gift for some newly weds and asked me for some 'good houses' so I didn't bore her with houses can produce good...
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    Re: Looking for Sandalwood, Rose, Cedar Scent

    Pasha Cartier perhaps or Eqipage Geranimun for Rose/rosewood and sandalwood combinations.
  34. Re: Longtime Lurker - Help me pare down to a few scents

    Worth trying some from Guerlain and Lalique.
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    Re: Most complex / complicated fragrance

    By complex I read, multi layered mutli faceted and lots of evolution - Habite Rouge and VCAPH comes to mind.
    Also Giorgio Beverley Hill Men ( vintage at least), Homage a l'Homme Voyageur, Polo &...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Polo. Feel it suits the holiday season well. New tester bottle from fragrancex, around 3yrs old, smells good 😎😎😎
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    Re: Equus - voilet note

    Ah go on then , I'll give it a go!
    Thank you all :)
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    Lol similarly of the Abrahamic Faith's, and we've decided a last minute trip to my aunties for the day, so umm... I'm thinking Heritage possibly. Make a good impression with some of the other...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    This evening.... Boucheron PH!
    Looking forward to spending more time with this. Gentle, soothing, refreshing, effortlessly classy cologne style. Borders unisex to be honest, yet I'mthinking the base...
  40. Re: Looking for a masculine cologne that isn't overpowering...

    +1 Azzaro - exceptional "clean groomed man" - shaving foam + a bit extra
    Similarly - Rive Gauche ( bit of a unicorn now though)
    +1 Chanel PM - subtle
    Worth pour Homme - utilitarian
    Bogart...
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    Re: Equus - voilet note

    Cheers thanks!
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    Equus - voilet note

    Happy hols firstly!!!

    On the fence about this - kinda want it to enlargen the growing Laliques in my collection! Was all for it yet held back by the violet mentioned- is it prominent? I'm not...
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    Re: Year-End Vintage scores...

    This year I picked up Carven Vetiver, a couple of Dunhill Colognes, a couple of Giorgio Beverley Hills Men and at least 1 Worth Grey Box (the other 3, yes 3 haha, are somewhere before 2003/4 when...
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    Re: Looking for a mature fruity fragrance

    Atelier Cologne Gold Leather as a really lush dark fruit leather perhaps
    Or Dunhill Desire, with light application could fit the bill. I've always penned it as a grown up Joop. Nice teak wood base.
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    Hoping it's in a retail store today so I can try.
    Phew it could be sea parting and earth rumbling in performance as EDP, I get pretty nuclear performance from 2 sprays of the EDT!!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guerlain Vetiver is just the tonic after a dressy weekend with RG and Heritage!
  47. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Boucheron PH and Polo arrived today :)
  48. Re: Has anyone gone back to a very old signature they used to wear?

    For a while Oscar for Men was my go to when I had little more than a passing interest in fragrance. The I fell down the rabbit hole!
    Had some nostalgia for me - it was one of the first perfumes I...
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    Re: Bvlgari Wood Neroli experiences?

    Yeah this peaked my interest from on of the Fragarantica 2019 lists as something I'd never seen or heard anything about.
    Tried it instore the other week - pretty nice - agree with the clean fresh n...
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    Re: What is topping your Christmas list this year

    Fancy mesef a bit of Jacomo and Zino before the years out !
  51. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Dunhill Cologne & HALH Voyaguer :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Carven Vetiver (new) - first outing :)
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    Re: What cologne would the mandalorian wear?

    Homage a l'Homme Voyageur!
    Such a strange fragrance, all sorts happening, thick, dense, almost gummy, some metallic tang, some dark inkyness, some smokiness... lol like how space would smell ( cue...
  54. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    Hehe lol I'm in most fair and pleasant land, a land of hope & glory ... the UK! Ferrari was one of my go to's when we did/do get a few weeks of hot and humid weather :)))
  55. Re: Some words about Havana and some advice about a daily scent

    Ferrari Bright Neroli or Bvlgari Neroli Wood perhaps, the Ferrari particularly handles heat n humidity well.great performance.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Lol Dunhill Cologne aka Dunhill for Men aka Dunhill 1934 👍👍👍
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    So good this stuff man!
    Right bang in the middle of the current version and an older one ( with paper wraparound label/gold cap). Not as animalic/salivic as the gold top - yet also not as...
  58. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    Lol maybe I didnt give it enough time from the sample - didn't really find it too tabaccoey - just quite overwhelming - easily becoming too sweet and cloying. Real dense-ness a la "Pledge for Wood"...
  59. Thread: Fragrance X

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    Re: Fragrance X

    Cheers thanks agree it's a good idea to delete that once the order had been confirmed!
  60. Re: double question about Bogart Pour Homme and Aramis Tuscany

    I'm not sure youd dig Bogart PH, sweet and cloying I found?
  61. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Heritage & Worth PH :)
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Haha awesome!! I always feel like you have James Brown's less famous song "I'm a polo man" playing in your head.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Giorgio Beverley Hills Men.
    Been a while, lol as the wardrobe grows seem to be too many that go the 'been too long ' way.
    Up lifting on a stormy grey wet day.
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    Re: House of Cartier (L'Envol, Pasha, Santos, etc.)

    Must try more from this house.
    Santos is next!
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Polo Red Rush. Fruity Fresshhh!
  66. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Had a go with this , might need some fine tuning, I just did a 1:1 spray. Oscar first as it dries off with an almost film layer and then Edition on top. Kaboom, mega amps up the spicy clove fest....
  67. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Boucheron EDT.
    Pulled on this
  68. Thread: Fragrance X

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    Re: Fragrance X

    I just made an order - bit perplexed as only the debit card number and expiry are entered? No CVV code needed?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bel Ami is delivering in the freezing weather!
    Lovely warm spice
  70. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Yep, probably too much.
    We have this nature of putting everything and everyone on screen on a pedestal. And I guess people like to be 'in line' with what's deemed to be good/ popular etc. Meh.
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    Re: Polo blue/gold vs spicebomb night vision

    SBNV , struck me as forgettable.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver - Anyone?

    Tried this yesterday. It ok, fairly solid vetiver. +1 possibly a fair few more better vetiver you could get instead with some change left over!!
  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yeah agree with that, didn't know what the fuss about it is. I guess its spot on for cool freshies.
  74. Thread: Fragrance X

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    Re: Fragrance X

    Thanks folks!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bel Ami. Felt like something in a powerhouse idea, yet not so brash or overwhelming. Kicks *ss with the courtesy of royalty!
  76. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Some limited edition flacons "H" flacon whatever that means of TDH at TK Max Bull Ring - £60 100mkl
    Few Prada Infusions Line Vetivers 100ml EDP £70. ( Shucks I saw the at £50 there not long ago -...
  77. Thread: Fragrance X

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    Fragrance X

    I've got a basket full :)
    Wondered if it's silly to get stuff so close to the Xmas - and whether they usually have some extra disocunt codes popping up closer to or just after Xmas?
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    TDH Intense Vetiver: mmm ok enough I guess! brighter orange than original, fresher & more crisp vetiver note.
    TDH Fraiche : Fresh. Too fresh!
    Neither seem to have the stonking performance or room...
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    Re: How many bottles do you go through in a year?

    These last few years with more interest in fragrance and a growing collection, none! Prior to this when I wore/had 1 frag - prolly several over a year each lasting several months. Last one I can...
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    Re: Polo confuddlement! Help!

    Excellent thank you 👍
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dunhill Cologne.
    Good stuff so it is.
    Always feel less guilty slapping it on with abandon when theres a backup on the way!!
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    Re: Polo confuddlement! Help!

    Yeah I get that it's not "deep" vintage. 2005 is a fair bit old. Well it purports to be from this date from bith seller description and batch code. Yet the message that this is a commonly faked batch...
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    Polo confuddlement! Help!

    Ok so I just got this message about the polo I bought? Didn't flag up any suspicions from BN members so I'm perplexed!!!
    "that's not vintage mate lol its a fake 100% the code on the bottom is a well...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Ok so I just got this message about the polo I bought? Didn't flag up any suspicions from BN members so I'm perplexed!!!
    "that's not vintage mate lol its a fake 100% the code on the bottom is a well...
  85. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Working through some Samples- Tobacco reserve
  86. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I'm thinking Dunhill Edition and Oscar for Men will layer well together. Oscar's discreet yet radiant warmth that goes on and on I feel will really bump up Editions poor performance! Watch this space!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Polo.
    Tryna get.to grips with an old one I received and its perceived lack of power/longevity. Dunno maybe I'm used to the new one that feels comparatively loud, shrill brash and rough!? Hmmm..?...
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Spiceb*mb Night Vision: not for me. Showergel antiperspirant fresh with some pepper. Gonna be a broken record - how come so many new(ish) stuff just smells meh the same.
    Armani Code Colonia:...
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Lol apologies folks wrong thread!!
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    Re: An in-roads to oud?

    Lalique Hommage a L'Homme or Dunhill Icon for pretty clean oud note ( not oud heavy) perhaps
    Dunhill Icon Absolute for a more full on experience
  91. Re: On the cheap side ultra masculine fragrances that still smell excellent?

    Aramis
    Aramis 900
    Azzaro Pour Homme
    Bogart Signature
    Pinuad Clubman Special Reserve
    Dunhill Edition
    Dunhill for Men
    Giorgio Beverley Hills for Men
    Guerlain Heritage (barely though it's...
  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Spiceb*mb Night Vision: not for me. Showergel antiperspirant fresh with some pepper. Gonna be a broken record - how come so many new(ish) stuff just smells meh the same.
    Armani Code Colonia:...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Anais Anais - memory of a bygone time - yet still pleasant.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Yes thank you, that's another thing I was considering. Can you develop nose blindness where it wasnt before. Even the current searing beast on a few occasions I've thought to myself, what's...
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    Re: calm introvated magnetic mystirious inscrutable

    Ouch. Hope it's all in good cheer.made me laff out loud.
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    Re: calm introvated magnetic mystirious inscrutable

    VCAPH strikes me as some of these.
    Dark, mysterious, magnetic, comfortable in self.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Hmmm. Yes I can only think that its leaky thus imperfect seal = deteriorated? Exposed to much more air than would be usual?
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    Gonna give it another go this eve and decide whether to keep or...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Pour Lui. Been too long away from this beautiful.
    Visiting inhabitants of another plane of existence and I'm sure they will enjoy this also.
    Cemetery that is 😉
  99. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    We live in an age of fake news and what must necessarily follow: fake views!!
    Twisted 'hyperreality'.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Surprised that this isn't as potent as I expected. Must've dropped like 15 sprays on in total over the course of a a few hrs. I blasted 4 on prior to jumping in the car with my sister, she didn't...
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