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  1. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I just tried it again and to be honest Iím warming up to it a bit more. The opening is better than the dry down. It is very strong though and the tiniest little dab is more than enough for me....
  2. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I know what you mean and in any case I agree with you. But isnít that the case for the vast majority of fragrances?
  3. Thread: 50th Bday Surprise

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    Re: 50th Bday Surprise

    Lol, sheís definitely a keeper (the wife I mean!).

    And many happy returns!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    <sigh>
    More Sauvage this week...
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    Weird as this may sound, I have to agree with this. Went through several samples as a result but haven't dared get a full bottle for this reason.
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    Re: MFK SAMPLES...... Order and Delivery DHL

    Amen to this. I have used them several times and they are indeed an example to many other brands and companies.

    Got my Lumiere Noir bottle from them towards the end of last year.
  7. Thread: Bel Ami or Eau?

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    Re: Bel Ami or Eau?

    I'd take Bel Ami over almost anything else - it's a wonderful leather scent even in current form.

    Whilst Eau d'Hermes has a nice opening, it is quite hard for me to wear.
  8. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I agree itís distasteful and I am one of those that gets bothered by the note. In TFfM though I have to say itís not too bad. There are worse examples to give but thatís another thread altogether.
  9. Thread: Lapidus Pour Homme

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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme

    Hmmm I had a bad feeling you might say that. Now I need to try it for sure. I'm just worried it will be a blind buy as there is nowhere I can go to try it...
  10. Thread: Lapidus Pour Homme

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    Re: Lapidus Pour Homme

    That's an interesting comparison. Did you get a vintage or current bottle?
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    Re: How to rate a fragrance five stars on mobile?

    I'm not sure if it is phone-specific. I have this problem when using an iPhone. Just turn your phone to landscape (horizontal) mode and it will work.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Really surprised to get a strong whiff (an overdose actually!) of Indonesian Oud or something very close to it
  13. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I recently tried it - and I mean gave it a proper wearing rather than just a quick spray on skin or a card.

    Have to say Iíve never tried anything so overly powdery in my life. Once again, Tom Ford...
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    Poll: Re: Stuck in a rut for spring

    This is a nice suggestion. I voted for Edition Blanche as it's the longest lasting from a bad bunch there.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Really pleased to hear these comments!

    I have nothing against both in current form and think Chanel deserve at least some credit for at least trying to stick to the original aromas.
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    Re: Dried Rose Petals, Spices and Potpourri

    Youíre looking for Lumiere Noir by MFK. I find the rose a bit ďdirtyĒ as in Egoiste and you canít go wrong with it if you like spices as well.
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    Re: Shave Sticks - Anybody Using Them Here?

    I think it's mostly because many members don't tend to discuss wet shaving here as they focus so much on fragrances. That said wet shaving is not a taboo subject here by any means. In fact it's what...
  18. Re: Looking for something that's sexy in a mysterious way

    Definitely +1 on Musc Ravageur. Other similar scents (with or without cinnamon) might include CK Obsession and Villoresi's Spezie.

    There's also a couple from MFK that I quite think of as quite...
  19. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Save some dosh and try Houbigantís Fougere Royale. Much smoother patchouli in it and it lasts just as long.

    Agree with the others on Fate Man. Very elegant spicy-fresh immortelle note. Itís really...
  20. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Really need to get out and try this one. Maybe Iíll get some time off at the weekend to take a sniff or two.
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    Re: UK based bargain alert thread?

    Exactly. Itís why we move all relevant posts to the Discounts and Coupons boards no matter how often members tend to post such threads all over the forum.

    Out of curiosity, do members even know...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Perhaps it's my imagination (most likely)... a whiff of Royal Oud recently.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Thought I caught a whiff of Portrait of a Lady this morning.

    But there was definitely someone wearing an overdose of Sauvage in the office.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Totally unexpected compliment for Caron 3rd Man.

    I was so taken back that I thought the ďwhat are you wearing?Ē line was code for ďyouíve got ketchup all over your topĒ or something like that!!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    3rd Man isnít half bad in current form, especially in the dry down. But then again Iíve never tried the vintage...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford 'Ombrť Leather' 2018

    You make some valid points. I thought it was wonderful when I first gave it a go. The floral note (supposedly jasmine but not entirely clear) blended well with the leather aspect.

    But it was too...
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I owned this one as well at a time, but had to move it on. That highly synthetic opening was too much for me to have to go through in order to enjoy the dry down.
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I have also liked the brand in the past - original Elite is one I owned and I also tried JF and No 89 in their original forms. I didn’t own those though.



    On the topic of the Bond novels, I...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Seems like itís as popular as Sauvage in some areas. Donít know why as I thought the marketing campaign was far more muted than Diorís
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Whiffs of Ombrť Leather and Sauvage this week
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Hmmm I wonder if it could be that you've toggled the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) mode? That's the very first button starting from the left on the reply box.

    If you can't see that, can...
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    Moderator Message

    Good idea - I'll lock this thread so that the results aren't affected. Happy to move any posts from here to the new thread if you let me know.
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    Re: Heavy animalic reccomendations?

    Hermes' Eau de Hermes is one not to be missed.

    Likewise YSL Kouros (the older the bottle, the more animalic the scent) and MFK's APLS if you are up for a real stinker.
  34. Re: Advice for a 'Colder' Weather Fragrance: all suggestions welcome! (Wood, Tobacco, Incense, Spice

    Hermes Bel Ami (not the 'Vetiver' flanker) has already been suggested and I second that. In fact I love this one too much.

    Also try and get hold of New York Intense by Nicolai. It's a great scent...
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Welcome to the group and well done on a great first post.
    You make an interesting point. I bought a bottle as well but ended up moving it on not long after. It's an OK scent but just not worth that...
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    Re: Is Boucheron pour homme (1991) blind buy worthy?

    I love Boucheron but only in the EdT. I did have the EdP and found that I prefer the balance of notes in the EdT. I can appreciate though why the EdP gets so much love. I'll be wearing my EdT a lot...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Bel Ami today
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    Re: Odd Prada Online store return policy

    Did you state that you are returning the product because you suspect it's faulty and not under their "changed my mind" guarantee? Obviously the rules/laws are different in each country but I would...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    I agree the whole policy is a bunch of fairy tales. I have legitimately bought and had scents shipped in to the UK from beyond and the couriers/postal services had no issues whatsoever. However, it's...
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    Based in the UK here and I have shipped fragrances out multiple times in recent years (2019 most recently), though without using Royal Mail (i.e. regular post). The other couriers state they don't...
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    Re: Most ambroxan-y fragrance?

    I would say Dior Sauvage (edt) has more than Molecule 02. I can wear the latter but the former is just too much to handle on me.

    Of course there is more ambrox in Sauvage than an.... ambrox...
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    I have a few in super size, mainly those I know I will use up/decant for friends & family, etc or where the large size was cheaper than other sizes or where the scent is being discontinued:

    - AdP...
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    Re: Rose Prick - I'm not makin' this up !!! LOL

    Tom Ford needs to be prescribed antibiotics and I mean NOW!

    OMG - too many jokes in my head! The guy has totally lost it.
  44. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    This could well be good news. Going back to try BdJ as soon as I can. Hoping my preferred retailer will be stocking it.
  45. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    MFK in recent years has become one of my favourites, so long as Oud is not included. For me:

    Amyris Homme EdT or Extrait
    APOM PH
    Lumiere Noir

    BR540 may also be a good one for some but itís...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Several individuals wearing Terre dí Hermes on the same day
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    Thanks for this post. Long posts are actually good as they help both current members and new ones.

    It took me ages to click with Sandalo. I must have sampled it about fifteen times before I bought...
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    Re: House of Cartier (L'Envol, Pasha, Santos, etc.)

    I quite agree. Their feminine offering, Baiser Vole, is a superb floral with hints of carnation and cloves. A man could also pull this off but shows the brand has a lot of innovation at hand...
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    Re: An in-roads to oud?

    I am not meaning to offend anyone that gave you the above suggestions, but I personally think that the Amouages suggested to you are probably not a good place to start to experience oud. Interlude...
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    Re: I have not posted in 5 years, what did I miss ?

    Welcome back!

    The only major thing you've missed is that people are now spraying nuclear waste/by-products on themselves, which Dior has recently started bottling and selling to the public. It's...
  51. Re: Uh oh.. Massive fragrance changes in 2021/2022. (opoponax, jasmine, ylang ylang)..

    You're not alone in this, oudaddict. I started to sneeze *a lot* from Bracken Man and realised something in it was bothering me. Gave my sample away (luckily didn't grab a full bottle) and I'm fine....
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    Re: New Pasha Perfume any try it yet?

    In which UK store can I sample it?
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    Re: House of Cartier (L'Envol, Pasha, Santos, etc.)

    A solid performing house for me too. And I prefer the older scents too.
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    Re: typical, "textbook" frankincense you recommend?

    For me the most frankincense-centred fragrance that I find both enjoyable and wearable is Amouage Epic Man by a mile. I've tried many and sold more or less all of them. This is the only one I keep...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    Good to read this.

    Which were the other samples that you went for? And where did you order from if I may ask... because that was quite fast!
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    Re: How to identify fake creed silver mountain water

    It's OK, the mods have moved the thread to the correct forum.
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    Re: perfume containing real mysore sandalwood ?

    I would take that with a pinch of salt. There's always a fine line between what is actually in it and your typical marketing strategy.
  58. Thread: Fragrance X

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    Re: Fragrance X

    Yup - I noticed that too. They also add that card to your account without telling you. You can delete it though by going back to your account and finding the link to cards on the left hand menu.
    ...
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    Re: perfume containing real mysore sandalwood ?

    Find this hard to believe. If they did their perfumes would be super expensive.
  60. Thread: BLEU DE CHANEL edp

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    Re: BLEU DE CHANEL edp

    Taken care of that.
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    Re: Amyris Homme compliments?

    I bought Amyris Homme EdT very recently. I've evaluated it alongside the Extrait, but now I'm tempted to get the Extrait as well. This on top of my recent love affair with MFK's men's EdTs (APOM,...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    This page lists some of the samples https://www.neos1911.com/en/villoresi/
    Looks like they are all €5 each and are official samples. If you are looking to get a few, PM me.
  63. Re: Are there any perfume notes or materials you've changed your mind on this year?

    I like to think of it as the smell of a public toilet on a disused station on the London Underground. Somehow I can't break the association with this one!
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    Re: Best aftershave for under $10 on Amazon?

    This. Balm is the way to go - balm is for moisturising/protecting the skin, whereas an EdT/cologne/EdP is going to smell best and last throughout the day.



    Yup, if cheap is the only criteria...
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    Re: Diptyque Eau Duelle edt vs. edp, TF Metallique

    I'll get the easy bit over with first: forget the TF. It's rubbish even as a dressing room/wardrobe accessory. The bottle isn't even made of metal!

    As for the Diptyques, both are very respectable...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    I agree with incense+heliotrope, try the German site he suggest for samples. They do take ages to ship samples but are fairly quick when it comes to full bottles.

    I would also suggest trying an...
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    Re: In 2019, I expect to finish...

    I should be finishing off a bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur EdT soon, but I doubt it will be before this side of 2019...
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    Re: J'Adore starring Mr. Bean

    Yup, my thoughts exactly!

    It made me laugh, but there's something inside me thinking "uh oh".
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    Poll: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    Honestly if I had to choose, Iíd go with Reflection as itís easier to wear everyday than Myths.
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi Fragrances

    Notino might be an option - I know they had the range in stock a while ago. Not sure if it's still the case...

    Of course if you want bricks and mortar stores, there's Liberty London and Fortnum &...
  71. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Literally the best news of 2019 so far :)
    Many thanks for what you do, Grant!!
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    Interesting article on frankincense

    From National Geographic

    https://relay.nationalgeographic.com/proxy/distribution/public/amp/animals/2019/12/frankincense-trees-declining-overtapping
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    Re: Scent Samples in the UK

    They gave you a purple pouch? Not sure why but Iíve sometimes got them in a really nice ďroyalĒ shade of blue and they are really useful when sending samples to prevent spillages and so on.

    Right...
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    The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I should add that the top part of the atomiser on the vintage Poloís that I had (the part that can usually be pulled off) has also been a bit wonky. I havenít seen one older bottle where this part...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Based on experience, this is totally normal especially for older bottles. The atomisers on vintage RL bottle was notorious - about as bad as older Creed bottles where they'd spray out a fountain but...
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    Re: Yet another mystery green Irish tweed.. fake?

    If I didn't know better, I'd say this is a slightly older grey-market bottle (hence the Arabic lettering on the card inside).

    I'm sure some of the other experts will be along shortly to either...
  77. Re: 13% OFF One Day Only Friday The 13th Sale at First In Fragrance!

    Thanks for this hednic!
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    Re: best spicy mens fragrance?

    I would say these are:



    Don't think Kouros is spicy as such; mostly musky and soapy.
  79. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Maybe one that has not been mentioned here is Breath of God by Lush. There is no sandalwood in this but the smokey-incensy vibe is all there as is some sort of woody undertone. It might not be...
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    Re: Yep another wedding one - but shortlisted :)

    Another on for Rive Gauche. Love this stuff
  81. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Isn't the April Aromatics discontinued?
    Plus I thought it was more cedar & sandalwood, rather than having any incense.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    ...so much for reducing plastic waste! Another first for Creed...
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    Re: New Niche Store - Pulse of Perfumery

    Thanks for posting this. It's good to know there's a new comer on the UK horizon. We need a bit more competition here to be honest and not just for the more well known (niche) brands...
  84. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Thank you, Adonna.... I'm bagging that Guerlain Vetiver of yours!
  85. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    Awesome! Which one did you get? Blue bottle or the 'vintage collection' version?





    Yep, anything in the red bottles are going to be superb - real gems IMHO and especially the 90ml size red...
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    Re: Compare a fragrance to another cultural product

    Some really interesting responses in this thread.



    Would tend to agree with you on the Montales - the excessive drum-beating projection and long lasting nature of their range does seem to match...
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    Re: Pour Monsieur EDT Discontinued

    I find this is one of very few that I can over-spray and still get a lot of olfactory pleasure out of.

    I also think Caron's 3rd Man isn't far off from it. Instead of cardamom, it has a very...
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    Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Unfortunately, this is so true - and with more industries than just perfume/beauty... sign of our times I guess.
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    Re: Millenials are changing the perfume business

    Interesting article and thanks for posting that.

    But I disagree with their groupings of some genres of scents - e.g. chypre is feminine? And that comprises oakmoss and fruity notes apparently...
  90. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    :mad:
    Sometimes I wonder why I sold that 2nd edition bottle... still, jealous but happy for you :cheesy:
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    Re: Best chanel for men

    As the best one from the traditional line (pre 2010), I would have to agree.



    From the more modern line, I agree with this too. Very good fresh-woody scent, even if it's completely synthetic.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    Yikes, that's some major open-heart surgery, mesaboogie! Did it make it OK?
  93. Re: Sandalwood & Incense: a match made in perfume heaven. What are some of the best examples?

    I agree - Tam Dao is a nice mix of all sorts of synthetic woods, very much in line with CdG Wonderwood.



    The SN is top class in a bottle - but the way to go with this is a much older bottle...
  94. Re: Jovoy, The Best Niche Fragrance Store In Paris Now Ships To USA With DHL Express In 2 Days!

    Suddenly I feel like I want to buy from the eu site, even though they have a store on our shores.
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    Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    Would have to agree with this. The current version of the regular EdT is very strong and I struggled with 1-2 sprays of it when I owned it.

    Still haven't tried the EdP mind you...
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    It's posts like this from Darvant that I fear the most...! Now I'm tempted for JV Vintage (which I owned since it came out) and Egoiste which I've had on/off since I joined the site.
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    Re: My dirt cheap favorite tobacco scents

    Can't see Quorum mentioned in the list :laugh:
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    More Ombrť Leather today
  99. Re: Caron 3rd man has arrived, wow , very smooth and classy

    A 2019 discovery for me too. Wearing it today. Perfect for this cold weather.
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    I take what you're saying, Joe, although I think this is an apples and oranges comparison.
    An orchestra where individual notes or instruments can be heard above the rest is actually a sign of a bad...
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