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  1. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Kenzo Air
    Paul Smith Story
    Vetiver Hombre
  2. Re: are there any fragrance's that date back hundreds of years that are still in production?

    Eau D'Hongrie (Hungarian Water) by Fragonard dates back to 15th century, and was created by the request of the Queen of Hungary.

    Many receipts of Arabian oud attars are quite old, too.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    A*men
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    Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    Also: Equipage Hermes
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    Re: Designer Fragrances Based on Incense

    What about Decibel by Azzaro - is there any significant amount of incense in composition? Reviews seem to state that.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    W O W. Interesting.
  7. Re: Guerlain Vetiver Vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Ext.

    Guerlain's in frosted bottle.
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    That very place - Molotok.ru, or another site of auction / selling board type - Avito.ru. But you must know exactly what you're looking for, because Soviet vintages is extremely complicated matter -...
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    Really.

    http://molotok.ru/escadapour-homme-edt-125ml-i5010450192.html

    Costs about $15.00. When asked if this is a fake, seller responded that all Escadas now are "quality copies from Emirates"....
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    Re: Escada Pour Homme

    Yes. The majority of them that you see for sale these days are fakes from UAE. New in boxes Escada Pour Homme, Magnetism, no Casual Fridays though.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    I think this Zegna was in production for 5 years tops. It was introduced in 2003, mine is from 2005, according to the batch number on a sticker at the bottom.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Ultra Zest (new for 2015)

    This, gentlemen, will be a massive hit.
  13. Re: *NEW* Lanvin Éclat D'Arpège Pour Homme 2015

    Hugo Green, are you sure? It has reminded me of Boss, but Boss Bottled, this applepie-ish opening with citrus is much like #6 has
  14. Re: *NEW* Lanvin Éclat D'Arpège Pour Homme 2015

    Tested it again today.

    It's not fleeting, it's quite tenacious actually.
    Moderately sweet. Light. Transparent. Modern in a sense Guerlain L'Ideal is modern.
    Fruity top. Ambery heart. Base - I...
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    Re: what have you hoarded the most?

    Sold all my backups, except Kenzo Air Intense
  16. Re: *NEW* Lanvin Éclat D'Arpège Pour Homme 2015

    Tested this the other day. Hard to say for sure, as it's been a typical fragrance store with a cacophony of other scents hanging in the air, but on a strip and a tiny bit that has landed on the wrist...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Found a rare and much-praised discontinued fragrance by Zegna, got it on spot.

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15496/33557162.a/0_cd2ed_d59a4f00_orig.jpg
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    Re: Icy fresh frag without any sweetness?

    Tommy T
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    Re: les Exclusifs suggestions for a "Chanel man"

    You should really try the new Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau De Parfum
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    It's only a matter of time before someone else compares the two directly, and gives your conclusions a valid third-party evaluation
  21. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme INTENSO is finally out

    Got a sample of Intenso - fans of vintage DG PH will dig this one. Sweetness of the vintage is out, dry modern tobacco is in. If you own the vintage DG PH, you will recognize this new perfume as a...
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    Re: Flashback-inducing frags

    Many scents are firmly attached to a certain memories about certain times, but the most vivid is Body Kouros and the early 2000s
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    Request to Mods Re: Chanel PM EDP

    Please consider the creation of a separate entry for Chanel Pour Monsieur Eau De Parfum. I think many would agree that this new Chanel product, while being somewhat similar to both Chanel Pour...
  24. Re: Fragrances that disappeared before our very eyes..

    I remember Shiseido Basala being gathering dust on every shelf, then one day its gone in a click of fingers
  25. Re: Chanel A Gentleman's Cologne: a revised history

    Is there any reason to buy a Gentlenam's Aftershave, if it was made in the 60s? I see it at attractive price being offered on one of the Russian sites, but have my doubts about its plain usability...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    I recall my talk with Kiehl's SA in Moscow about this one, they were going to axe the whole line, if I'm not mistaken. Great scent, awesome drydown, I should have bought it. Got Vetiver and Black Tea...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Left me speechless. Amazing work. Pour Monsieur Parfum

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15529/33557162.a/0_cd1b2_47850353_orig.jpg
  28. Thread: Cartier Pasha

    by Russlan
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    Re: Cartier Pasha

    Bottega Veneta PH
  29. Re: King of Oakmoss: what is the best oakmoss dominated perfume in your opinion ?

    Fantastic picks. I'll add vintage Versace l'homme. Of those less known - Myth by Dzintars, a masterpiece from the 80s
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    Re: Fragrances that work therapeutic

    In India, they call vetiver "the grass of tranquility" for a reason, I guess. Vetiver fragrances are really calming for me
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Another bottle of Chypre by Novaya Zarya. Evernia prunastri natural extract, and other usual suspects. $1.50 for 85ml splash
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  32. Re: Thinking about watering down my Aventus with Ab spirit silver

    Like we say in Russia, if you mix a barrel of honey and spoonful of shit, you'll get a barrel of shit
  33. Re: Looking for a scent similar to Lush's Happy Hippy shower gel

    Lush is famous for their competent work with customers. Lush Russia, at least. I'm very much positive that they would consult you, if you write them directly. But me personally, I don't remember the...
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    Re: Neroli by Brian Eno

    Sometimes I wonder, what colognes does Bryan Ferry wear. After his latest album I was watching a lot of his interviews on YouTube, and that thought often crossed my mind.
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/15505/33557162.a/0_cc698_74cc318b_orig.jpg

    Vetiver by Dana. Bought blind. Awesome stuff. Goes to my Top 5 vetivers ever
  36. Re: Carolina Herrera - CH Men *Grand Tour* - Unboxing/First Impression!

    Is this different from a regular CH Men? I saw Grand Tour standing side by side to CHM, but couldn't test it, caught a cold on that day
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    Re: Tea-based scents: Your recommendations

    New release from Kiehl's called Vetiver and Black Tea smells fantastic.
  38. Re: New Chanel Platinum Bottle and Reformulation

    Tend to agree. Same picture, better resolution.
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    Re: My New Love...Lavender.

    If you by any chance come across the vintage 80s cologne called Mountain Lavender from Soviet perfumery Novaya Zarya, give it a try please
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    Re: Most worn in 2014

    Top ten 2014:

    Roadster by Cartier (8)
    Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior (7)
    Pour Un Homme by Caron (6)
    Dirty by B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful (5)
    Gendarme by Gendarme (5)
    Bentley for Men...
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    Re: Best of 2014 Designer Edition.

    Guerlain L'Homme Ideal
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16170/33557162.a/0_cc423_a6075b24_orig.jpg

    Smuggler's Soul solid perfume by Lush and vintage Body Kouros.
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    Poll: Re: Men, which note do you like most on a woman?

    Tuberose and fruity musks
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    About 200 FBs with many vintages and rarities like Egoiste Concentree, Balafre, and now-expensive Soviet perfumes, so I guess $20 000 minimum
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Lighter and more wearable version of vintage Opium. Beeswax, myrrh and incense, huge sillage, lasts very long time, excellent, very natural.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Rare limited edition of Opium. Targeted for women, but I have many masculine colognes that smell more feminine than this spicy oriental that today may be mistaken for the hi-end niche unisex
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    Re: Calling on all Encre Noire by Lalique owners

    Two sprays max, otherwise you'll ruin the first impression.
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    Re: Tropical Holiday Cheapie

    Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise for Men. Sea water and subtle white flowers on tropical fruits background.

    From reviews: "To me this is a very informal summer scent. Not for the office and not for...
  49. Re: Carven Vétiver & Carven pour Homme Relaunches (2014) {New Fragrances} {Men's Cologne}

    Writing this from my phone, don't know how to attach the picture, so -

    http://edparfum.ru/media/product/vetiver.JPG

    If any of you know the version of Carven's Vetiver pictured above, then the...
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    I like the majority of them, and have a couple in my collection: Cuir Amethyste, and so elegant and understated Pierre De Lune, so I guess they're best for me.
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    Re: Lush - what are your favourites???

    I have BOG, Karma, Imogen Rose, Icon, Devil's Nightcap, Flower's Barrow, Euphoria, The Bug, and Dirty. Like them all, wear Dirty, DN, BOG the most
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My wife is that rare person that IFRA cares so much about. She is sensitive to oakmoss. So any vintages around her are banned. If I need to use, say, vintage Versace L'Homme, I have to dress up...
  53. Re: Help me choose: Polo (classic) or Esencia Loewe.

    Get both. Polo will be a great formal addition to the collection, Esencia will be the one you'll love and wear. My case, actually. I have the vintage Polo I'm very proud to own, and Esencia that is...
  54. Re: I don't understand the repugnancy for Grey Flannel. Best smell of a soap bar out there!

    Have vintage, love it dearly, but don't wear it often - too many other options
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Will def check that out too as soon as possible
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Bottega Veneta PH is a stunner. Tested it several times, decided my life will be miserable and meaningless without it, got a big 3 oz bottle, and happy now.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/17865/33557162.a/0_cbfc2_d69f1a99_orig.jpg
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Vintage
    Bottega Veneta PH
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood
    Any vintage Dzintars that I don't have
  59. Re: Grey Vetiver, Coco, Bergdorf NY and Moscow Duty Free

    Often fly to Moscow, they really try keep their airports fragrance stores a notch up. Many great lines are present with acceptable prices.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    +1 Jean-Luc Amsler Prive
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16138/33557162.a/0_cbf21_7de9356d_orig.jpg

    Sure. This is mine. Love it.
  62. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    Totally agree - I'm nearing the drydown for today, and it is MAAAAJESTIC. Rich and expansive, love it.
  63. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    My report on 2014 version with new cap, batch 7902: Smells richer, fuller than my older version, and projection is a beast. They made it better, or so it seems.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Have a couple of sprays left of Platinum, so the new bottle, plus
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche Parfum
    Several vintage minis of fragrances that I have owned in the past and loved:

    Mambo, Lucky...
  65. Re: Any modern designer fragrances dominated with rose?

    My SOTD today is new fragrance by Kiehl's called Fresh Rose and Patchouli, give it a try when you see it, it's not a big player, but a solid release nonetheless, I enjoy it a lot, and the price is...
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    Re: Jil Sander scent 79 man (2012)

    I have this. Blind-bought about a year ago one a sole fact that Buxton made it. One of the best mainstream releases of last couple of years that flew under the radar of Aventus-discussing public.
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    Re: More Modern Halston Z-14 ?

    Check out Bottega Veneta Pour Homme. This was created with Z-14 in mind I'm sure.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    not enough input, need more info - so bump
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Before Roadster and Dirty, there was a beast of a minty cologne called Faconnable, I would check that out too.

    Another one is Prada Infusion De Vetiver - this is pure menthol on grassy vetiver...
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    Vetiver by Dana

    The web has very little info on this particulal vetiver - couple of sites list notes, and that's about it. Would be grateful if someone shares his opinion on this fragrance that seems to be not quite...
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    Re: Cartier Roadster or Guerlain Homme?

    Another vote for Roadster. Guerlain is good, but Roadster is special.
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    Re: Any nice Bay Rum Colognes?

    Bay Citrus for men by Arran Aromatics
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme is a real crowd pleaser - milky creamy woods with great projection and longevity
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    The vetiver I was planning to buy for so long - Prada Infusion De Vetiver

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16143/33557162.a/0_cb26b_36964c87_orig.jpg
  75. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Esencia Loewe
    Baime MPG
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Of all things I wear, Yatagan probably gives me the most compliments. Even my wife, who is sensitive to oakmoss and can't stand the majority of my stuff, loves it. I have the current version.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    My quest to gently take any Dzintars cologne in sight off the deadly pawns of time continues with these two fine examples of late 80s Baltic perfumery - Linija Viriesiem and Dzintars 21.
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Not the same. The glass on the majority of those bottles is clear and transparent, with blue-ish liquid inside. The much seeked-out vintage Unltraviolet from the first years must have solid blue...
  79. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Nearly missed my plane when flying out of Lyons, France, when I had to stop on my way to the gate after trying this on my wrist. Got back and bought a full bottle.
  80. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Lots of them. Penhaligon's web site, GQ, Russian web forums. This one is fun: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2BweXoN1p8
  81. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Seems to be a new THING for the houses, just yesterday I was reading the rave reviews on Penhaligon's Sartorial beard oil, and here we go, Tom Ford has it too.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Me with my kid, Masha, big fragrance enthusiast too. Wears all my colognes with ease. Prefers the rarest Egoiste Cologne Concentree to school :((
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Great stuff. Searching high and low for Bourjois Vetyver Masculin at reasonable price, no luck yet.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Armani Eau Pour Homme - vintage, 1994
    Dzintars Spidola (Spidola = Forest Fairy), cologne splash from the end of 80s - USSR, Latvia. The whole composition revolves around one, but awesome accord that...
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    Re: Help me to identify this fragrance please!

    Not correct. In Ukraine alone there were about five first-class perfumeries. In Russian Federation - about ten. Florena (DDR), Pollena (Poland), Alen Mak (Bulgaria), Dzintars in Latvia, there were...
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    Re: Help me to identify this fragrance please!

    Ecensia Loewe
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme with more lime/citrus

    Try vintage Gendarme, it probably is what you need. This would be Kenzo Jungle with citrus amplified. Not curent Gendarme - that would be too light / transparent
  88. Re: What's currently your personal favorite male perfume and why ?

    Esencia Loewe is a current favorite, wear it most often these days, totally lives up to its unofficial title of "best male fragrance ever made".
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Yes, I'm interested in vintage Soviet perfumery. Age thing I guess. And Dzintars house in particular. Dzintars is Latvian brand, based in Riga, now producing average chemical mass-market scents - but...
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    Re: When did the oakmoss IFRA regs kick in?

    For manufacturers, IFRA regs kicked in for real right on time when euro was accepted as a currency, I.e. 2001.
  91. Re: When you go out of town, what fragrance(s) go with you?

    Couple of samples of whatever I lay my eyes on, and then I usually buy a new fragrance when I come to the city. I raid local small perfume shops for rarities or insane discounts, usually with great...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Dzintars Liana - a 1967 release - in cool pop-art bottle

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4606/33557162.a/0_c9d38_eae59ef5_orig.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5111/33557162.9/0_c9b72_8fbee207_orig.jpg
  94. Thread: Sigarette ash

    by Russlan
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    Re: Sigarette ash

    Dreamer, Bandit, Cabochard
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Rare Dzintars Figaro from the mid-80s

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5353/33557162.9/0_c9a0a_dd392378_orig.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Lush Euphoria
    Lush Flower's Barrow
    Yohji Homme
    Pal Zileri Cuoio
    Dzintars Riga - another gem from the lost realm of wonders that Soviet Baltic perfumery Dzintars once was.
    ...
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    Avon Tomorrow For Him - it must be mentioned here
  98. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    I'm wearing the Sartorial today, and somehow its smell recalled your question. It is not quite fresh linens per se, but freshly pressed clean fabric it surely is.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4802/33557162.9/0_c8ad4_9a204be4_orig.jpg

    Three Soviet vintages: Riga Citizen (left) and Don Juan, both by Dzintars, and Moscow Lights (center) by Novaya Zarya....
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    Re: Best dry down frag

    Not quite niche, but one of the best on a recent memory anyway - L'Ideal Homme Guerlain
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