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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    As a male, the male fragrance discussion page is where I usually go. That's why I started it there. I think the first Slumberhouse thread on Basenotes was started on the male discussion page also. It...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Did anyone get this yet?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Anyone heard any updates lately?
    The December email suggested February as the month of arrival.
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    CDG Blue Encens

    I wonder if anyone knows if the blue series will come out in smaller bottles. I like this fragrance but 100ml is a lot of commitment. I'd much rather buy a 50ml bottle, which is available in some of...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Thanks for the information. Yes, I ordered it.
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    Slumberhouse Zahd

    Anyone heard anything about a release date for this lately? In October, when it was available for pre-order, it was supposed to come out before the end of the year, I think.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    It's been a couple of weeks. Has anyone else gotten to wear this much who's developed more of an opinion?

    The original is a favorite so I'm tempted by this one.
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    Re: CdG Black .. ?

    Sounds a little like Terre d'Hermes or Malle Bois d'Orage or Divine L'Homme Infini or Byredo Sunday Cologne. Hope I'm wrong.
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    Re: Mugler Cologne - why can't I smell it!?

    Consider yourself lucky.
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    Sunshine in a bottle

    Any suggestions?
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    Re: Amouage Beloved Man

    When and where is this available in the US, online preferably?
  12. Re: Tauer L' Air du desert marocain & MDCI Invasion Barbare a close match?

    I guess I'll join in.

    One is a clean-cut-barbershop type of fragrance and the other is a sheik-with-a-beard type of fragrance.
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    Re: The best basenotes reviewers ever!

    Did Pluran delete some of his reviews? I always enjoyed them, but I'm not sure he's still an active reviewer.

    Scentemental is another very good reviewer who, I think, doesn't write many (or maybe...
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    Re: Carthusia Numero Uno. How is it?

    Nothing earth-shattering but a solid fragrance that's easy to like. Reminds of Chanel Pour Monsieur a little.
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    Re: Guerlain SONGE D'UN BOIS D'ÉTÉ

    Thanks everyone.
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    Guerlain SONGE D'UN BOIS D'ÉTÉ

    I just tried a sample of this today and I'd like to buy a full bottle. Can anyone recommend a seller who will ship this to the US, please?
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    Re: Fragrance of the year

    Best of the year.
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    Diptyque me up

    I've got Tam Dao, Eau Lente and Philosykos. I've come to really enjoy these natural smelling edts and I'd like to add another to my stable. I've got some ideas about where to go next, but I'd like to...
  19. Re: Any "5 STAR" Fragrances released within the last 5 years?

    +1 on these two.

    Dior Leather Oud
    Slumberhouse Norne
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    Re: Fahrenheit - Is this the vintage?

    Where can I find it? I've had an eye out for a vintage bottle for some time now.
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    Re: Black afghano wth

    A couple of them are okay -- Hindu Grass is the best. But for the most part I'm in agreement with this. And they are too loud. Uninteresting and loud is not a good combination.
  22. Re: Your top three from Dior's La Collection Privee

    These, in this order.
  23. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Have you tried the others yet? Any thoughts you'd care to share?
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur with muscle?

    Double post.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur with muscle?

    Thanks for your insight.
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    Chanel Pour Monsieur with muscle?

    I've got the current version and the vintage version of this great fragrance. I love it but it's so incredibly close to the skin. Almost immediately after I spray generously, I need to stick my nose...
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    Re: Must buy Discontinued Frags??

    Patou pour homme
    Balenciaga pour homme
    Yohji homme
    Ted Lapidus pour homme
    Pascal Morabito Or Black
  28. Thread: Méchant Loup

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    Re: Méchant Loup

    Ignore my previous question. I now see the thread about the sale.
  29. Thread: Méchant Loup

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    Re: Méchant Loup

    Why? Is it on sale somewhere?

    I have a bottle from about 2006 or 2007 that I love. Definitely get a hazelnut quality along with anise. Somehow that adds up to wet dog for me, but not my wet dog or...
  30. Re: Idole de Lubin (EdT vs EdP) and comparable scents?

    Don't like the edp for the reasons Off-Scenter lists.
  31. Re: Your Dior Top 5 Male frags ( Homme/Intense not an option) ?

    Tough to pick five from this, my favorite house.

    Leather Oud
    Vetiver
    Eau Sauvage (Cuir, too)
    Jules
    Granville

    +2
    Fahrenheit (have never tried vintage and would love to)
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    WTB: Vintage Dior Fahrenheit

    I'm looking for a vintage bottle of Fahrenheit that is in excellent condition. Thanks.
  33. Thread: Shaving soap

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    Re: Shaving soap

    I've tried a bunch -- Mitchell's Wool Fat and Martin de Candre are my favorites. I like others but those two stand well above the field, for me.
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    Re: Timbuktu and Red Vetyver too similar?

    I think they're pretty different. I've started to put my vials of samples into small spray vials. I think you get a more accurate feel for the juice when it's sprayed than when it's dabbed.
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    Re: Your Wardrobe Top 10

    Patou Pour Homme (21)
    Azzaro Pour Homme (13)
    Ormonde Man (12)
    Lonestar Memories (10)
    Fou d'Absinthe (9)
    The Third Man (9)
    Philosykos (9)
    Sycomore (8)
    Dior Vetiver (8)
    Dior Leather Oud (8)
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    Re: New Fragrance: Slumberhouse Norne

    This one sounds something like Lutens Fille en Aiguilles. Pine and incense. That Lutens doesn't quite work for me, so I'd be curious to hear more about this one from anyone who tries it.
  37. Re: Santal 33 ~ Montale Dark Aoud...Hear me out.

    I found Santal 33 reminiscent of Bois d'Orage.
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    Histoires de Parfums Petroleum vs. Ambrarem

    I have samples of each of these fragrances and I'm thinking about getting a full bottle, but I'm having trouble deciding which to get. Each time I wear one, I decide on it. But then I try the other...
  39. Thread: D.S. & Durga

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    Re: D.S. & Durga

    Would love to see these, too.
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    Histoires de Parfums

    Petroleum
    Ambrarem
    Rosam

    http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/fr/produits/petroleum.php
  41. Thread: The Directory

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    Re: The Directory

    There was a nice update of the directory yesterday or today. Thank you and keep up the good work.
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Mr. Reasonable,

    I see Granville up at last. Thank you for submitting this. Would you be able to submit Vetiver from the Private Collection as well, please?
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    Re: Patou pour homme and Guerlain Derby

    I don't think they are similar other than they're both great, timeless fragrances.
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    Re: Any good cheap colognes for under $30?

    Any of the YSL fragrances can usually be had for around $30. Kouros, Live Jazz and Rive Gauche pour Homme are as good as anything you can buy.

    Caron Third Man and Yatagan would be excellent....
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    Re: Favorite Eau de Cologne / classic citrus

    This one is classic and lasts a reasonable amount of time.
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    Re: Turtle Vetiver Front by Les Nez

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, Mike.
  47. Re: Nasomatto Black Afgano - Is this crap supposed to make me nauseous?

    Terrible shit.
  48. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver vs. CREED Original Vetiver

    This is about right. They're both shooting blanks.
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    Re: Looking for a good banana fragrance

    How about Lush Ladyboy?
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    Re: Turtle Vetiver Front by Les Nez

    It's listed on the site under vetiver now. Both full bottles and samples are avaiable in the shop. I've got samples on the way.
  51. Thread: The Directory

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    The Directory

    It's nice to see that a few missing fragrances have been added to the directory over the last few weeks. Maybe it's my ignorance, but I don't understand why it can't happen more quickly. There are...
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    Re: Santal 33 by Le Labo - New Fragrance

    So many are not in the directory yet.
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    Re: Is Derby relatively faint?

    I love it and wish it were just a little more powerful.
  54. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Vetiver!

    Not sure what this means. Does it have to have chocolate in it or something?
  55. Re: Anyone else love the opening of Musc Ravageur?

    I wore this for the first time in probably years. Never loved it. But today I realize it's something special, especially the opening. Truly great stuff. I've purchased a lot of bottles over the last...
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    Re: Favorite LEATHER fragrance(s)

    Leather Oud is very good.
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    Re: Why Eau Sauvage dont last, whyyyy?

    I was goin to suggest this as well. I love Eau Sauvage, but I don't get much in terms of longevity or sillage. Fraicheur Cuir is very similar, I think, it lasts longer and is more powerful for me.
  58. Re: Seriously, which are THE best DESIGNER fragrances ?

    A few Diors that can be had reasonably and are as good as any -- Dior Homme, Eau Sauvage, Jules and Fahrenheit.

    A bunch of YSL also reasonable and exceptionally good -- Live Jazz, Rive Gauche...
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    Re: Post your 3 favorite Frederic Malle's

    Bois d'Orage
    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Une Fleur de Cassie
  60. Re: When you're stressed out and down, what fragrance do you apply on to soothe you?

    If I've got a day ahead of me that I know will be manageable but stressful, I often go for a vetiver scent -- something pure and earthy like Sel de Vetiver, Goutal's Vetiver, or Route du Vetiver...
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    Re: A New SMN for the wardrobe?

    Nostalgia is a solid fragrance and might be worth a shot. It's more modern than others in the line despite the name. But still pretty traditional, regardless of what some might say about it being an...
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    Re: Eloge du Traitre or Yatagan??

    Yatagan, especially vintage, if you can find it. Eloge is good, too. Both are worth owning I think.
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    Re: Last frag that WOW'ed you ?

    Slumberhouse Vikt, Jeke and Rume are three I've been wearing lately that I find consistently rewarding and wow-ing.
  64. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Just wondering if you received Brosse and Sana, alfarom. I thought your descriptions of the other scents were well done and would be curious to get your thoughts on these.
  65. Christian Dior La Collection Privée Vetiver

    http://www.dior.com/beauty/int/en/fragrance/lacollection/collectionexclusive/y0902160/py0902160-ccollectionexclusive.html

    One of a bunch of quality Dior fragrances from their private collection.
  66. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Slumberhouse

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  67. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Slumberhouse

    Slumberhouse
    Portland, Or. company with a website at slumberhou.se -- sold at indiescents.com

    Slumberhouse : Grev (masculine)
    Slumberhouse: Jeke (masculine)
    Slumberhouse: Ore (unisex)...
  68. Re: Ohhh man now I have to spend money on Dior's new expensive line? There are too many niche lines

    The ones I've tried from this line are excellent. Leather Oud, Vetiver and Granville are my favorites. I haven't tried Ambre Nuit but I'm not big on rose.
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    I love this feature and use it daily. Except when I wear something not in the directory, which happens too often. It'd be great to see the directory updated more frequently. It's a shame, for...
  70. Thread: Dior Vetiver

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    Re: Dior Vetiver

    I think this is the perfect work vetiver. Very classy.

    I tried to purchase a bottle through the Dior website but it seems I can't do it there -- I could order other bottles from the private...
  71. Re: Does Bumbe and Bumble Sumotech leave hair greasy or shiney?

    I find it sticky and a little shiny. Not my first choice. Baxter makes a clay pomade that I like more -- less shine and stickiness. Redken makes a good putty too.
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    Re: Ormonde Man - any fans out there?

    For me, OM has been a weird fragrance. I bought it blind three or so years ago and immediately hated it. There was a note in it that I simply couldn't get beyond. I wore it a few times when I bought...
  73. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    Sampled Sana tonight. This stuff is unique and interesting. I'm smelling the notes listed in the description. Definitely get a honeyed raspberry note and a floral thistle smell.
  74. Re: itasca by lubin, what does it remind you of?

    I got a sample vial of this. I've worn it twice but could barely smell it either time. I sometimes feel that I can't smell a fragrance as clearly if I don't spray it. I try always to get spray...
  75. Re: Histoires De Parfums Petroleum: My (not so) initial review.

    When will this be widely available? I'd like to get a sample. Where might I do that? This is a very good house.

    It'd be great to see this in the smaller bottles they made available.
  76. Re: Histories des Parfums ... 1828 Jules Vernes or 1725 Casanova ?

    I'm with Hednic. Both are very good in terms of quality, longevity and sillage. If you're going to get one, it just depends on what you want as they're two completely different fragrances. I prefer...
  77. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    That sounds great. I lived in Portland for some time and have fond memories of walking the dog in Forest Park in the NW part of town. I think I'll order it.

    Thanks, SoGent. I appreciate your...
  78. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    What is Sana like?
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    Re: Invasion Barbare v. Sartorial

    I've only worn Sartorial once (from a sample), but even from that limited experience I would say it's not even close. I can barely remember Sartorial. Invasion Barbare, on the other hand, is awesome....
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    Did anyone here say that Turin/Sanchez shouldn't be questioned? I don't see that. Many of the posts, in fact, seem to suggest that their opinions differ from Turin/Sanchez.
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    I didn't read it that way. I thought he was being critical of the thread in general because it somehow treats Turin/Sanchez as authorities. If you look at his later post, I think it's pretty clear...
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    I don't think the premise is all that ridiculous. When a critic puts his opinion out in the public, he opens himself up for evaluation too. I'm also a music fan, who reads music criticism. I like...
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    The sanctimonious attitude that sometimes appears at Basenotes irritates me. For some reason, there are people here who think it's okay to tell others how to post and what to post about. If I want to...
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    So, all Basenotes threads should be based on fact, no opinions?
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    Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    I'm a huge fan of Perfumes: The Guide. I find entertaining, informative and re-readable. Of course, I agree with some of the reviews and disagree with others.

    One of those reviews I disagree with...
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    Re: tauer pentachords Verdant review

    Just wondering how the smokiness of Verdant stacks up to Lonestar Memories. A green version of Lonestar Memories sounds pretty, pretty, pretty good.
  87. Thread: A Proposal

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    Re: A Proposal

    I'd still love to see this happen. I originally posted ten months ago and I haven't seen a lot of progress. There are so many fragrances that need to be added to be current. The Dior Couturier...
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    Re: Polo Modern Reserve - current thoughts?

    I like this one too. I think it's a pretty safe blind buy. I've been wearing Tom Ford Italian Cypress lately, and it reminds me of Modern Reserve. Except for the price.
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    Re: Best vetiver soap bars?

    Claus Porto makes an excellent one.
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    Re: Granville by Christian Dior

    This is a very fine fragrance. It's exactly what I'd want in an herbal green -- refined, complex and natural smelling. I really like this one. I went to the Dior link listed on this thread but I...
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    Re: What would Tony Soprano wear?

    Wouldn't he wear Boss?
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    Re: Axe body showergels - some reviews

    ZZ,
    I'm wondering if the smell of these lingers long after the shower. Would they interfere with a SotD?
  93. Re: Are Tom Ford fragrances sometimes unfairly dismissed?

    I guess I mean lots of people like a lot of pretty shitty fragrances.

    Look at what's popular -- most of it is pretty crappy. I guess it's just me, but I assumed that these would be crap because...
  94. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I bought the Vikt and like it a lot. Jeke is good, too. Don't like the Grev so much. I'd be curious to hear about the Brosse and Rume.
  95. Re: Are Tom Ford fragrances sometimes unfairly dismissed?

    That's what I'm talking about. The Creed effect. Both labels seem to be looked down upon by a certain kind of Basenoter.

    A few people have written that Tom Ford gets a lot of love around here but...
  96. Are Tom Ford fragrances sometimes unfairly dismissed?

    There are a lot of Tom Ford wearers and fans on Basenotes, so this may be way off. But the feeling I've had was that some Basenoters (maybe the snooty ones?), including myself, have been dismissive...
  97. Re: Fun Challenge: You are constrained to 1 fragrance house.

    In reality, I'd probably take Guerlain (Derby, Vetiver, Habit Rouge, Eau de Guerlain, Mouchoir de Monsieur) but for the sake of being different I'm going to choose L'Artisan.

    Mechant Loup
    Fou...
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    Re: is Tauers Vetiver Dance underrated?

    Wore this today. Found it very wearable and buoyant. I'm a fan of the root-y vetivers, but once in awhile, it's nice to break out one like this -- friendly and refined, which, based on lots of other...
  99. Re: New Lubin Fragrances: Bluff, Figaro, Inédite, Itasca

    Didn't even know these existed. Don't see decants available at The Perfumed Court. Any ideas where I might track down samples of these?

    I'd also like to hear more from people about these.
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    Re: is Tauers Vetiver Dance underrated?

    Reading through these posts, there is a real disparity of opinions here. It's been awhile since this came out and I'm wondering if opinions have changed on this one.

    I like this one but do find...
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