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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th February, 2020

    Ciro Ricochet parfum
  2. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    Bel Ami
    Antaeus
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Jules
    Ho Hang Club
    Moschino Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    I did Cacio's Eaux de Cologne pass in 2017, which was quick, easy, and educational:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/439043-Pass-the-sample-traditional-eau-de-cologne?highlight=

    We have several...
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    You could add me, Cacio, if you're still looking for participants.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Polo envy isn't a fragrance, rather a feeling you get when you don't have $60 or whatever it cost for a bottle of the stuff. You're in elementary school, with no job and no income. Things are tight....
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wore Chaps in elementary school. I had some Polo envy, but still loved Chaps and Stetson.

    My old man was always an English Leather guy.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Top posting, my friend. So true. Perfect descriptions.

    The new version still manages to smell just as "classic" as the actual vintage Derby. It's quite a trick. I think there might be some...
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    Re: Explorer.... is better.

    I want to look into this more. I wore Explorer for the first time today, and it did seem like a nice version of Aventus, specifically the 2016 version I have, i.e., later Aventus.

    I thought...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lancôme Balafre
  10. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    I was reading it more as a vetiver, not that I think I understood it that well. I can't get past a similarity to Bleu de Chanel - it smells so familiar.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I love seeing Arun active! Good vibes.

    I can synchronize with Eau de Gucci or Balafre.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I'm wearing Fahrenheit as my scent of the evening. It has been working well. I got a big blast in the opening - no olfactory fatigue for the first five minutes, I was swimming in it and loving it. It...
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I like it. That's an edp, I believe. I'm surprised the current Mitsouko edp is so good.

    One of the worst things among the current versions, for my tastes, is the parfum version of L'Heure Bleue....
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Welcome, the watcher. You have a taste for some classics, it seems. The Miss Balmain picture is a delight.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Dior Homme (2020)

    Mont Blanc Explorer

    I finally smelled these two, but have not been moved to buy either of them as of yet.

    The Dior Homme is ok. It's similar to Bleu de Chanel, to me, which...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I like it.



    This all sounds good.



    The smaller sizes are good.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    You have all kinds of time. Grayspoole needs to do a deep dive into some PKilers. Also, I wouldn't put it past IsoESuperman to organize a blind pass in the near future - he has been covert about...
  18. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Nice grab. I'll take it off your hands (especially considering the only bottle in your wardrobe is a ghost of Derby).
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Same here.

    Reading the thread some more, I wondered why this one resonates with me. I think it's because I can agree with someone on 9 out of 10 fragrances, but the conversation can still take an...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I had been on a rationing project when I was down to half a bottle of Bel Ami. It was going to become a dust collector if I didn't get a backup.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My scent of last night was Bel Ami. I'm indulging in Bel Ami more now.

    I'm wearing Givenchy L'Interdit this morning. It's already fading, so I'll be on to something else in a bit, I imagine.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    He's good with packaging details. There can be years-long windows without changes, so he'll often say "70s," etc., rather than a specific year. I don't notice him getting bogged down in decoding...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Grayspoole - I look forward to your power of expression to characterize the stylistic differences between these and the PKiler samples.

    I'd love to do a round three. Basenotes is like a new and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    If people can feel confident about a specific year for a Chanel release, I don't know how they're doing it. Some companies, Dior and Hermes, seem to have a logical batch code system. Chanel does not,...
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    Re: Tonight I'm sampling Chanel Platnium Eqostie.

    This is true.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    When there's sweetness, like in the base of Lentheric Shanghai parfum, it's light and natural. How did they do it?
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Trying this again, I can see what I meant by a beach ball smell, and it's a useful reference, but I'm liking it more this time. I think it's a wood note that naturally has a slight beach ball smell,...
  28. Re: Can't Smell Your Own Fragrance? SPRAY LESS!!!

    I spray on my wrist(s) and/or the back of my hands. Avoiding modern perfumes can help, too.
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    0.01 years per ml (0.27 ml/day) is less than I use by a factor of about four. I have about 6,000 ml, so I'm good to go for about 6,000 days or 16 years - maybe 32 years if I ease up on the sprayer.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I wore Caron Fleurs de Rocaille yesterday, and I'm trying Houbigant Note this morning. All is well. My skin is eating up fragrance at the moment. Nothing, including my Egoiste Concentree, is lasting,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks for posting, Alex. The Madame Rochas has to go on skin, I think, to work best.
  32. Re: Holy Peony by Christian Dior need help authenticating

    Sounds compelling. Where did your friend get it, I wonder.

    This is not a fragrance I have ever heard discussed on the site, so if it's popular enough to be faked, it shows how little I know.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wasn't that excited about Givenchy Gentleman at first. I still don't always love the first half hour, but it's tied with a few others as my favorite fragrance. The base is amazing. I know some...
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Thank you so much for the kind words!
  35. Re: Holy Peony by Christian Dior need help authenticating

    Someone probably accidentally switched the bottom of the boxes.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm looking forward to a positive review on the final fragrance.

    I have put on some Ecusson edc, aldehydes and a musky base. This was a favorite from this round. I may keep bumping this as I...
  37. Re: Holy Peony by Christian Dior need help authenticating

    The bar code scanner could be wrong.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    A dressy patchouli note.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    You're too kind. You're forgetting I also passed on Sycomore edt.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Eau d'Hermes. This has been on my mind for a few years now. The opening is delicious, but the overall development and experience haven't compelled me to buy a bottle yet. I love wearing this, but I...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Any joy is great - I'll take all the JOMO I can get. One thing I love is to avoid advertising. I have so much joy from missing out on advertising.

    I don't have joy thinking about running out of...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    No one else was grabbing it. It felt silly not to.
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    Re: Eau de toilette, eau de parfum or parfum?

    I agree with this. In theory, they should be weaker, but that often isn't my experience. There usually is something "more" to a parfum, though - richer smelling, at least smelled up close.
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    Re: Thoughts on Egoiste

    My significant other isn't loving me in Egoiste at the moment, in particular Egoiste Concentree. I think the "mandarin" in concentree isn't working for her.

    I find the opening of concentree to be...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm scared off by the Aqua Allegorias because they come across to me as auditorium-filling synthetic bombs. I think the very first one wasn't as bad. After that, they're like B-movie sequels, to my...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Like those drawings with hidden 3-D objects, I'm failing to see the problem with some of the modern feminines. This happened with Danger Femme in another pass.

    The Aqua Allegoria stuff shocks me...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I'm also not in the market.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Friday night, time to party. In Fahrenheit.

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    Re: What would make you to stop buying?

    This has happened, but then I got curious to try something else. I'll add a bottle if I think it has a realistic chance of getting used. I think Habanita could have a shot.



    The thought comes...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You don't taste your perfume, Martin?
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Chloe Narcisse - I like this one, too. I like the Chloe style.

    I could understand not everyone liking it. The flowers have big character. I like it, although I get an association with Windex. I...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Mitsouko is one of the best fragrances. It has an oak moss like in the best old bottles of Chanel Pour Monsieur, which is what I like, especially when I wear it. On someone else, it smells even...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    A third bottle of Bel Ami. I'm conflicted, though.

    I let a vintage Cuir de Russie parfum go for $300. I might have gone for that if I could have gotten it for $300, but once it was bid on at that...
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    Re: The ghosts in vintage perfume

    When I've had the same fragrance in spray and in splash, including fragrances from the 1980s, now almost 40 years later, I can't tell a difference.

    The off smell of turned alcohol I've noticed...
  55. Re: Frederic Malle launches collection of their classic Rose scents

    That makes more sense than 75 ml.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Chloe parfum - I like this. Is it like one of the Ralph Lauren's from round 1? Anyway, it smells fairly familiar. This is from 1975. That's not old-school in the context of this thread. It smells...
  57. Re: Frederic Malle launches collection of their classic Rose scents

    I would like to be excited. On paper, it's brilliant. I'd love a house that's a better version of Frederic Malle. I love the style, but the fragrances just don't quite work for me. From this group, I...
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    Re: Rank all the Dior scents

    The new Dior Homme just came out, and I haven't tried it, and there are a bunch of flankers, but the originals almost always seem better to me, so:

    1. Jules (available in France, but not the US)...
  59. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    My roughly defined preference is something like:

    1. Smells good on me, in the style of classic perfume - good smelling stuff that has stood the test of decades. Other smells are great (baking...
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    Re: How old is my Diorella?

    It looks like a nice bottle. Diorella is popular on this site. We have a little of the parfum.
  61. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    It's so much like vintage Antaeus, sometimes I can't tell them apart.
  62. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Thank you so much, Starblind. I know you like a good vintage parfum.
  63. Re: My (past and) current collection and what do add next?

    A clever move would be to do a bunch of sampling. I haven't done big sample orders for a few years since I've had enough perfume to swap samples, but the key to getting into perfume and understanding...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm trying Guerlain Insolence edp, a 2016 version of a 2008 release, from Grayspoole. It smells like other iris or violet/iris combinations I've smelled, all with a modern vibe - a recent version of...
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    I keep misplacing one of my Fahrenheit bottles. Those 50-ml bottles are tiny. They don't even look real - like toy Fahrenheit bottles. Once, it was stowed away in my computer bag. More recently, it...
  66. Re: Am I applying my fragrance the wrong way or not enough?

    You're applying a good amount - more than that right before a class could be a problem. I spray on my left wrist as well, so I can always get a closeup smell.
  67. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    Sycomore edt - Some of my favorite reviewers love it, and I agree it's interesting.
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    Re: I hate geranium.

    Mine hates me - has certainly seemed to. It can happen with siblings.
  69. Re: My First Warner/Lauren Polo Arrived This Morning!

    Warner Polo is more of a smokers' version, I agree. I have also recently sprung for a bottle. Even if I have a slight preference for the Cosmair version, I wanted both. The good stuff from around...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Prizes, I gather - I know from shopping in France on a budget to look out for items marked as the premiere prix - D&G underpricing the generics did sound too good to be true.
  71. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Entertaining, as always.

    Three vintage feminines:

    1. Chanel Cuir de Russie
    2. Miss Dior
    3. Guerlain Mitsouko

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    Re: I hate geranium.

    Exaggeration and posing (not exaggerators and posers, though - love the sinner, hate the sin).
  73. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    It couldn't have been so bad. Do you happen to remember the specific application? I like to go right up to the line of too much.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That is a mighty fine fragrance to get for the 1st price! I love that. Top packaging and communication as well - hard to beat.
  75. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    I'm not changing mine as much as ThrilledChilled, but an update feels necessary to clarify that my favorite three fragrances are currently:

    Antaeus Sport
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Hermes Bel Ami
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm curious about your collecting approach, and whether you'll go for a full bottle of this. From my sampling, I don't think it's one of the best fragrances we've sampled. I think another vintage...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Antaeus Sport (1985). I believe this may be my favorite fragrance, at least the opening. This was the Chanel men's release between Antaeus (1981) and Bois Noir (1987). It's not so different from...
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    Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    She probably thinks the pineapple craze has been played out, is so 2015, etc.
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    Re: Eau de toilette, eau de parfum or parfum?

    This is a good question for a thread, and something I've given some thought.

    The option for multiple concentrations comes up more often with women's perfume.

    For men's perfume, it's not as...
  80. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    Here are a couple of my Versace L’Homme bottles. It’s on par with my favorites. It was a bit of a sleeper not that long ago, it seemed to me. A thread like this makes perfect sense.

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    I...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Caron Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi - Another beauty, but surprisingly rugged smelling. This has a dominant high-pitched wood note with just a little animalic, and some soap. There could be a touch of...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    If it smells great, it's from the perfect time. I'm not used to seeing an all-black cap (a sign of a newer bottle) on bottles that have "Eau de Toilette" printed above Chanel (a sign of an older...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'll have to go back through the samples from the last couple weeks to remember which were my favorites.

    Over the two events, I've acquired a bottle of Amazone, so far, and the fragrance most on...
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    I spend a fair amount of time comparing different versions fragrances, and enjoy it. Today I'm wearing the Cologne Concentree. I'm a big of fan of the different versions of Egoiste, including the...
  85. Re: starting out and so glad I sampled creed aventus first

    It sounds like you are doing some proper sampling. I agree with most of your impressions.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I am caught up. LiveJazz had mentioned he would be away over the weekend, and he's great at catching up.

    It is fun and an honor to try a lovely vintage Caron, Fleur de Rocaille, sampling day 22 of...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Sampling day 21 of 26 is Ricochet. My head is spinning from so many new samples. A somewhat untold story is the double-up days with two concentrations of a fragrance. This event has been intense,...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I agree, especially with the comparison to Bal a Versailles.
  89. Re: any difference between chanel antaeus 2015 to 2019?

    Nice, so you have bottles from a bunch of different years! That is a fun way to collect.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm trying Divine by D'Orsay, sampling day 20 of 26.

    It is divine. This is right up there in the spice rack. A hot, spicy cinnamon, enough to make me sweat. Maybe some cayenne pepper, I'm really...
  91. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    Quite.

    I don't love the most faint ones the most, but I willingly spent over $100 for them, sure. No regrets. They're my loves. Monsieur de Givenchy and Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale top the...
  92. Re: any difference between chanel antaeus 2015 to 2019?

    The seller may know more than anyone on here. That's a low price for Antaeus, unless it's a decant.

    You'll likely be happy with any version of Antaeus. Basenoter Francolino has worn it since it...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    George the pug doesn’t always love iso e super fragrances, such as Fahrenheit, or Aventus, but he’s always up for a photo op.
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    Re: FAVORITE CHANEL perfume men ?

    For the current versions, I like Pour Monsier edt, Egoiste, Platinum Egoiste, Boy, and Allure Homme Edition Blanche. I think I'd do fine without any vintage fragrances if I had these five.

    For...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    My scent of the evening is Christian Dior Fahrenheit.

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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm trying Lentheric Shanghai Parfum, having tried the cologne earlier today. This is interesting. I think I'm mostly smelling wood notes, and some white flowers (maybe lilies) - almost the smell of...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm trying Lentheric Shanghai Cologne, and it is pleasant. It's very well done for what it is - a great, woody, citrus Eau de Cologne. This is another stunner.

    This must be my favorite Lenteric. ...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    February Fragrances

    1. Christian Dior Fahrenheit
    2. Hermes Bel Ami
    3. Chanel Egoiste Concentree
    4. Balenciaga Ho Hang Club
    5. Chanel Antaeus

    I've thought about maybe more than five,...
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    Re: Most worn in January 2020

    Here is how things stand at the moment:



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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I'm eventually getting a rose from the cologne. If this rose is in the parfum, it's buried under loads of other goodies. The edc is an ok rose, quite modest.
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