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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Well this evening I'm moved by Tsar ,Havana and Equipage Geranium
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    Re: Cannabis fragrances.

    Funnily enough I got what the stoner in my gardening classa few years ago was getting from Habit Rouge. After spraying and getting into the greenhuse - he was like " you got smoke, I can smell a...
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Lol if you havent got enough to sample
    Bogart Signature - pretty hard *ss leatha'
    Monotheme Leather / Pal Zileri Cuoio - fruity leathers
    Would say Polo but I guess thats green/tobacco foremost...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Polo.
    Rapidly cooling outside, excellent presence this has.
    5 sprays, well 3 under shirt admittedly, might be much, but lol I think it did come up In the "what fragrances are dope when over...
  5. Re: Has Dolce & Gabbana - The One lost its relevance among fragrance enthusiasts?

    One might try Smalto by FS. Black box, pinstripe pattern. More than a few resemblances to D&G , a *&@!¥-a-strong, lasts for days!
    You know one of those this smells like vintage that perhaps?!
  6. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Cheers! Yes I forgot how potent the Pinaud actually is!
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    I envisage dandy being some/all of the following - eccentric, well dressed/groomed always, principled (however different it is to the pravailing ideas/culture), grounded in routine ritual &...
  8. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    Dior Homme is the only one I have experience with it's a very pleasant fragrance. :thumbsup:
  9. Thread: Layerer's Lounge

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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    I did 2 spray Pinaud Special Reserve and 1 HaH - not blown away. Started off a bit putrid - the combination really making the leather of PCSR really dense - but once they dried down and opened - its...
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    Notino UK 15% all perfumes

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    Got this in email.
    Says "this week only" til Friday?
  11. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Agree with a lot of what you said.
    I did start to compose a lengthy answer lol but the main points were probably yeah
    1. Comodification of well everything = someone's gotta make mulan
    2....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I think this weeks theme will be no surprises, no testing, just assured enjoyment frags.
    Lalique Pour Homme! Cool crisp day so far and its delivering
  13. Re: Similar to Paco Rabanne PH with better performance?

    Theres also a vintage ( same version as one posted below) but on UK Ebay. With full shaving set too, soaps, creams and double edge blade holder!
  14. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Monotheme leather.
    Quite nice and calming/soothing, wouldn't say butch leather or hard leather in any way. I didn't get the fruitiness at first but now I reckon you could definitely say it's a...
  15. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Equipage Geranium. Darn good stuff.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Worth PH, cause I think I love it as much as Dan loves his Polo!
    Plus wanted something I can effortlessly step into, a lot of this weeks has been sorta testing frags, revisiting frags, so Worth is a...
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    Re: Equipage Geranium Owners :)

    Smelling good now. Mist spray from atomiser does so much for it, than the dribble squirts. Was going all might from 1 spray to pillow!
    Update, seller has offered a part refund so all good and all...
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    Re: The House that you wore this week

    That musta been something ey!
  19. Re: Similar to Paco Rabanne PH with better performance?

    Lol yeah!
    I'm sporting it today and gosh golly good gum drops! Its phenomenal. Soft greens, a little soap, suedey leather, buttery moss... never shouts , just a solid and pretty impeccable refined...
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    Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    From what I gather ( thanks BN!) older Dunhills had a dot over the"i" in the logo.
    Dunhill for Men was also labels as Dunhill Cologne early on too :)
    I think there is also some talk about "better"...
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    Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    Gomma is good stuff ! :thumbsup:
  22. Re: Similar to Paco Rabanne PH with better performance?

    I was just thinking this
    Worth has some of the green, but its a lot more "buttery" & leathery. Much smoother and not as sharp as Paco. New version might be closer to Paco though? The HC version is...
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    Re: The House that you wore this week

    Ditto - we can but dream!!
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    Re: Equipage Geranium Owners :)

    Yeah its definitley not right - not just the first few sprays from the bottle. Doesn't feel ok neither does it sound ok - screechy squeaks. Filled up an atomiser 10ml that should take 100 sprays max...
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    Re: Equipage Geranium Owners :)

    Yeah same sprayer (new bottles) as the Bel Ami I had - that was solid no issues.

    I was actually thinking this the other day - I often apply fragrance post shower and wondered whether the skin...
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    Re: Equipage Geranium Owners :)

    I managed to decant 10ml to an atomiser - a drag took about 200 sprays rather than the usual 75-100 - alas it seems to have opened up a little with that thankfully.
    Thanks for the responses - l'm...
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    Equipage Geranium Owners :)

    HI!

    After the much anticipated arrival of Equipage Geranium ... I'm a bit puzzled and dismayed by two things:

    1. The sprayer is pants - somethings gone wrong and it takes a few presses before...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Special Occasion day/night so Habite Rouge for the day.
    Still pondering SOTN!
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    Re: The House that you wore this week

    Could only probably do

    Guerlian:
    HR
    Vetiver
    Lidg
    Heritage

    and Lalique:
    Homme
  30. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    See some frags by "Merchant of Venice" look quite nice - anyone got any experience with?
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    True lol - that's what I mostly smell - Sauvage and Sauvage-a-likes & Oud wood and Oud wood-a-likes!
    Occasionally a whiff of Gucci Rush (elle) or something similar - though I guess it has its own...
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    Re: Layerer's Lounge

    Recently acquired Monotheme Leather looks like it'd layer well with Hommage a l'homme - not sure I got the guts to do it yet!!
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Lanvin Avant Garde is a good fit - nicely rounded honey tabacco - the honey note is actually the beeswax - far more intetesting than honey on its own. Pretty smooth this.
    Giorgio BH Men - quite a...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Bogart Signature.
    Pretty stiff citrus /herbal/ leather . Enjoying it. No frills masculine with old school mustiness
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Had that "gotta get something new' feeling so got Equipage Geranium! Due any day now.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Agree with @rum possibly smells good in its throw, but not up close
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I did get a big *ss 237ml of 2013 version which I reckon was bad, pretty flat and had a real bad off note on there which I assumed was the 'not good attempt at oakmoss without oakmoss' to be honest...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bogart Signature, still breaking this one in.
    Opening up a little now, love the bracing opening, got a hard *ss leather note, almost rough, though rustic is a more forgiving word! Got an old...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Today? Dunhill Icon -
    It feels pretty stiff / formal - which I'm ok with - I think maybe the synthetic oud element (or something else in there) is kinda grating today - kinda headachey. :laugh:
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Lol I had one of those sets, sold the rest, kept the best!
    It's not bad stuff 2018 tbh
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Dunhill Icon, its been too long. Pretty stuff stuff though.
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Agree it's pretty dope ! I have one 30ml of the above version and 2 more EDT's (unknown dates but I'm guessing fairly early - Paisely boxes, massively mossy leathery, day long happies!).
    Thinking...
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    Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Zirh Ikon gave me that Xmas in a perfume vibe.
    Personally - I like Dirty English as a warm slightly boozy spicy frag.
    +1 OpiumPH
    Xeryus Rouge - similar vibe to Opium
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    Re: Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    L'occitane Vetyver - Dismayed it's not around anymore - would love to get my sniffer on this!
  45. Re: If I like Mugler Cologne and Creed's Original Vetiver, what else will I like?

    https://images.houseoffraser.co.uk/images/products/74029691_l.jpg
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    First to mind for

    Didn't click/wanted to like...:
    Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017
    Aramis Havana
    Black Orchid

    Really meshed with easily:
    Worth Pour Homme
    Polo
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Kick *ss
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    GBH (!) Giorgio Beverley Hills Men that is. Felt like a kick *ss frag today.
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    Re: General reactions while wearing Oud fragrances.

    I guess the reactions are generally good lol else I wouldn't smell it offa every other dude bro :)
    Or again, it might be something that people think they have to like/wear for its luxury...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yeah thought I'd give it a try again, smells ok on my brother who got my bottle, just doesn't do nuffin' for me.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme EDP or Homme L'Eau Boisee

    I was weighing both these up as a definite blind buy after the 'classic' Guerlain's.
    Watching this thread googly eyes emoticon:)
  52. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Last 2 nights,Monotheme Leather, getting to know it and letting it open up :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Polo.
    To drown out Eau Sauvage Parfum. Something about it doesn't click with me and I found the thought of having it on all day irksome.
    So when all else fails it, Polo nails it!
  54. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Haha I had the same idea! I wanted to go charity shop shopping in Harborne, but only got to Selly Oak TK Maxx - they also have a whole row of Tobacco R, if you didn't get it in Brum centre....
  55. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    From this decription I got This is Him Zadig & Voltaire :thumbsup:
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Woahhh! Monotheme Black Label - Leather arrived today.
    Leather leather leather - softly exotic with the saffron and 'precious woods' (like smoky ashy spent agar chips), but these are very distant...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Heritage.
    Today is a "me" day of loafing, quaffing coffee and reading :)
  58. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Right hand Oscar for Men + a dab of sandalwood oil. Yummy!
    Left wrist : Bogart Signature
  59. Thread: Pasha de Cartier

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    Re: Pasha de Cartier

    Recently dazzled by its charms
    Spot on with comments like sweet spot, great fougere, satisfying!
    Effortlessly good. Doesn't need to scream. Excellent masculine with a touch of mystery/eroticism...
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    Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    Agree that's it's common in most frags, that they need maseration. From the top of my head though, lalique and guerlain fragrances I have are really good straight outta the bottle. Probably Polo as...
  61. Thread: soapy lavender

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    Re: soapy lavender

    Oh yes, the lanvin screams
  62. Re: Rate Jacques Bogart Fragrances Which Is Your Favorite?

    Holy smokes - a day or two later - lol I just couldn't help it - I put three sprays on my wrist for SOTN and its searing away! Nice arm's length bubble.
    Comments taken back!...Actually gotten up...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oscar for Men
    Nice refined citrus ( never in freshie territory) with some bracing spice - pepper, clove, nutmeg. Not too fussy - slight flora and wood. Just right for a casual and cool day.
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    Re: Is it just me? New fragrance blues........

    Swellyeah!
    I totally get this - you are not alone!
    I don;t think the transit has anything to do with it as someone mentiuoned in another thread - lol the stuff in warehouses is probably treated...
  65. Thread: soapy lavender

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    Re: soapy lavender

    Azzaro PH pethaps - does the lavender & soapy vibe well - though has a herbal tinge
    Lalique PH somehwat

    For straight up lavender and soap - Agree something like Fragonard, or Yardley English...
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    Re: Which Guerlain next?

    Will look into the fancy bee bottleline too - only tried Santal Royal and Oud Essential so far.
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    Re: Which Guerlain next?

    Cheers - will get a-sniffin' :)
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    Which Guerlain next?

    Recently falling for this house -
    Have and appreciate
    Habite Rouge
    Vetiver
    L'Instant de Guerlain
    Heritage

    Go rme thinking about what else I can at least sample if not snaffle up!!
    The...
  69. Re: Best Hot weather fragrance for a person that likes these scents.

    Have ya tried the normal Dior Homme. Pretty nice iris scent, if it's anything like the cologne I guess you will like it, has great performance.
    Lalique White perhaps
    Polo Blue EDT
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Oscar for Men.
    Didn't fancy anything too fussy. Plus the spice in this especially clove I'm quite a fan of, throws off nice on warm skin cool temps.
    I've started seeing this less and less as a...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage and Creed Bois du Portugal.

    Mmmh yes! A few hrs in I'm just getting some similarities. Couldn't put my finger on it and just came across this thread. The middle phase of Heritage reminds me of BDP.
    Oh and I did finally get...
  72. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Quite a few Aramis Tabacco Reserves at the Maxx today ( and thelast time I visited). Worth a punt at £25 for those with a tabacco slant and / or Aramis soft spots !
    Spotted a few Boucheron PH EDP...
  73. Re: fragrance similar to armani eau pour homme vintage

    I'm not sure - I don't think so. See it at retail counters. I agree it seems quite dear compared to a lot of the Armani high street frags, its around £60/50ml.

    Edit: BTW I did pick this up a few...
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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

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    Pasha by Cartier
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  75. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    "Shumuuuukh"
    Sounds like how this guy would say "smoke"

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
  76. Re: Rate Jacques Bogart Fragrances Which Is Your Favorite?

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

    The Bogart didn't get my leather itch yesterday - so I scratched with Bel Ami :)
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Lol yeah I see a lotta "vintage/discontinued" listings, sometimes I feel like letting the seller know, ah then I think better ! "Organic" is a new one I've seem lately too laff emoticon
  79. Re: Rate Jacques Bogart Fragrances Which Is Your Favorite?

    Cheers good to know.
    Yeah it's one of those when I don't take my advice (let it stew let stew!) Or have patient!! I had the same with so many frags I should know better. Pasha for example, ugh...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Cheers!
    Lol yeah seller advertised this as "Vintage pre Cosmair...." Hmm. I noticed it says Luxury Products LLC - as does my 2018 bottle of Polo.
    I hope a fellow basenoter and Polo sleuth(!) would...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Lol you prolly guessed I'm on a bit of a Polo hunt at the mo' !
    Just wondering if this is what iteration of Polo. Sorry best picture as I could get:
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

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  83. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    Lol yeah I was gonnna say I've seen 1000ml Paco PH bottles !
    One of the Buerberrys ladies frags I saw on TK(J) Maxx website - though it was a typo ~£900 or something - then I looked again, was...
  84. Re: Rate Jacques Bogart Fragrances Which Is Your Favorite?

    Got a spanking new bottle yesterday and have to say I agree with you for the meanwhile. Lasts no more than an hr and not even a skin scent thereafter. Doused meself last night in excitment, and went...
  85. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Nice, have you tried, Cuir Vetiver by Yves?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bogart Signature- new bottle needs wearing in.
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    Re: ysl collection still the same or not

    I only experienced M7 clear bottle - buy didn't hang on to it so can't comment. Rive Gauche I've got some from the 'collection' - no experience with previous iterations but I can say that it is atop...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Guerlian Heritage - tried a good while ago. Sampled a few times more recently and went in for a buy. Top quality and classy scent. An effortless wear.
    I understand now moreso the love for the...
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Just cracked this open :
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    Inital thought: this is some serious shizzle right here! Herbal Leather ( still in its opening half hr)
    Nice bubble of scent.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Paco PH.
    Felt right , didn't fancy anything too fraggy. Cool n crisp out.
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    Re: Habit Rouge, Heritage, L´Instant or Egoiste

    Depends what ya like!
    Habit rouge is almost psychedelic in the evol6and comes of quite dandy. Not so easy to throw on/versatile.
    Egoiste - I tried a few times- not much to say - not enough time...
  92. Re: Expensive smelling men’s fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    Topping my list would be Polo (pretty) Green!
    50ml can be had for around £30

    Edit:
    +1 Cartier Declaration ~$40/100ml -
    Terre D'Hermes has a fairly "this is quality" about it ~£40/50ml...
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    Re: Age/Maker of this Polo A/S?

    Thank you
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Gucci Guilty Absolute perhaps?
  95. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Heritage Guerlain :laugh:
  96. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

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

    Cause it gives you that invincible feeling. Attraction and repulsion in equal parts.
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    Re: Similar to Carven (Original) Vetiver

    Cheers folks, lol some new ones to look into :)
    From my (limited) experience with Etro Gomma, and it's kinda smoky thick aura ,I might save up (cups half full ok!!) For Etros Vetiver , or get a...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Cheers, good to know and as ever thankful :)
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    Re: Similar to Carven (Original) Vetiver

    Ace - yeah just ordering some other stuff from em and searched vetiver eo - lol i think their search function is b*ggered - threw up all sorts of stuff (1500+) that wasn't vetiver lol and I can't be...
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