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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/t7LfMUE.jpg

    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Solstice

    Perfumed by:
    Erik Hodges a.k.a. Douglas Smythe
    https://i.imgur.com/kDt6w01.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    No. I have not had the pleasure of smelling the vintage of this. I quite enjoy the current formulation.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/Z518eM1.jpg

    Perfumed by:
    Jacques Polge
    https://i.imgur.com/Qt3NsaB.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/8cfhvYJ.jpg

    Calvin Klein - Escape for men

    Perfumed by:
    Steve Demercado
    https://i.imgur.com/Dmip2PK.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Nice shaving set!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/ls6htsm.jpg

    Creed - Pure White Cologne

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    This is in fact one of my dumb reaches. It's a great 'anytime' fragrance and I put together an entire lavender grooming set around it. The Art of Shaving company seems like a simple dime-a-dozen...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/kALELoZ.jpg

    Proctor & Gamble - Old Spice
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/yOFaH4E.jpg
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    CK Escape is worth checking out. There is indeed some melon in there, but it's surrounded by a 'mist'-like effect of white-musk and eucalyptus and has other fruit notes the make appearances from...
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Nah, that's Juniper Berry (Gin), not watermelon. I get where your nose was going though. Royal Water is an 'adult' kind of refreshing summer citrus without smelling like 7-eleven kid's fruit candy.
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    Re: Creed Royal exclusives consistency?

    IMO, you're not gambling on Creed if you've already sampled it and like it. I've never run into any inconsistency and I have owned more than one bottle of two different fragrances (Original Vetiver...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/EdIYngA.jpg

    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - The Beach Aftershave/Cologne

    Perfumed by:
    Erik Hodges a.k.a. Douglas Smythe
    https://i.imgur.com/kDt6w01.jpg

    Although it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

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    Hermès - Terre d’Hermès EDT

    Perfumed by:
    Jean-Claude Ellena
    https://i.imgur.com/hUQv736.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Yes. I really dig their Green Lavender. The Art of Shaving might be 'corporate' in their general appearance, but they did admittedly make some good fragrances.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/zcpzknZ.jpg

    Tommy Hilfiger Cologne

    Perfumed by:
    Alberto Morillas
    https://i.imgur.com/BgiMbhP.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    This is also a good one for Father's Day. Masculine and spicy. Definitely has that "Dad" smell, but in the best way.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Nice pick! I love Obsession for men.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    I felt like citrus and black pepper. I had no choice. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/SUA958F.jpg

    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Atomic Age Bay Rum Aftershave/Cologne

    Perfumed by:
    Erik Hodges a.k.a. Douglas Smythe
    https://i.imgur.com/kDt6w01.jpg
  21. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    False. Sorry. Just not true. I completely disagree.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/g9eYNT9.jpg

    Creed - Selection Verte

    Perfumed by:
    Henry Creed III
    https://i.imgur.com/9C1O5h9.jpg
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    Re: Best fragrance for a 22 hour train ride

    It depends on the vibe/mood you want on the ride. Are you going to be looking at nature scenery? Then a fougere or green fragrance would be something I would enjoy, especially in a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/wEXCVIq.jpg

    Shulton - Early American Old Spice
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    Re: Amouage beach hut man

    I have a sample of Beach Hut Man. I wasn't 'blown away' by it. For some reason Amouage just doesn't get me. And I really want an excuse to buy a bottle because Amouage is such a big name in the...
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    I can only say I've sampled a few of Soivohle and had to have Green Oakmoss. Sorry that the other samples soured you on Soivohle. I don't know enough about their other scents to comment, but I...
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    I told you so. :) But it's so very expensive per ml that I have to save it for special wearings in the Fall season where I think it shines best.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Is this a Dragon's Blood pairing? I have the Tell Tale Heart set myself and its central note player is that Dragon's Blood. It has a dank, Halloween feel to it and I have to say The Holy Black...
  29. Re: Mugler Cologne: any similar fragrance with better longevity?

    Yeah,

    Creed Original Vetiver is extremely similar but Original Vetiver is more dense, a tad more rich on the green, adds a very slight nuance of barbershop-disinfectant (Barbicide) and IMO, is...
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    Re: Houbigant Fougère Royale: A first sniff

    I recently received a sample of this and I think it highly agrees with my nose. I will have to do a full wearing of it to know for sure, but it seems like it's just one step away from a "to buy"...
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    No way! You better be lyin'. What's your proof?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/NV8S6mc.jpg

    Ralph Lauren - Safari for men EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/1JcGjqx.jpg

    Creed - Acier Aluminium (Vaulted)

    Perfumed by:
    James Henry Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/QqX7Jnk.jpg
  34. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    Decants make it possible to own niche scents for reasonable prices. If I didn't have the money, I would definitely be going to decants. Heck, I owned and own a few Creed decants like Sublime...
  35. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    IMO, there are top quality scents are reasonable prices all over the place. I think the market for fragrances in many forms, with fantastic quality, is a current reality. I've even found marvelous...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/raa93cB.jpg

    Christian Dior - Sauvage EDT

    Perfumed by:
    Francois Demachy
    https://i.imgur.com/Q8Jl45G.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/41nBQ2A.jpg

    Dolce & Gabbana - Light Blue Eau Intense

    Perfumed by:
    Alberto Morillas
    https://i.imgur.com/BgiMbhP.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    I haven't been into any Amouage scents I've tried yet, but Beach Hut Man has a note breakdown that really interests me. I hope at least one Amouage scent clicks with me since it's so popular among...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/Y2pPpdO.jpg

    Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements - Big Shave East

    Perfumed by:
    Erik Hodges a.k.a. Douglas Smythe
    https://i.imgur.com/kDt6w01.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/V0DWNFJ.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/69Q409O.jpg

    Creed - Royal Mayfair (bottle signed by Erwin Creed)

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg

    I struggled...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    I demand a real-life picture of this bottle. It looks.....fascinating.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    - laser precision shaving, check.

    You had me there. Good job.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    And why not? I love this stuff too.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Great choice! (Of course that was my pick today ;) )
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/e1r0Lcg.jpg

    Christian Dior - Fahrenheit

    Perfumed by:
    Jean-Louis Sieuzac & Michel Almairac
    https://i.imgur.com/EDYREMZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/vCm7zQe.jpg
  46. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    I don't hate lists, just "best of the best", which leaves out so many that I also want to hear about. So, I wanted to focus on what our 'current' fascinations are, not the 'best of all time' stuff.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Hey,

    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey Summer 2009

    From a sample that was kindly sent to me by NCAL Fragrance Reviewer. (Thanks again!)

    So far after an hour of application I really am enjoying...
  48. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    I'm trying to get into Mousse Illuminee. It might be too advanced for my nose. It's so rich and powerful. Difficult for me to analyze. It will take time to understand. The potency of the 3...
  49. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Oh,

    And I'm adding Maison Margiela's Jazz Club. That one is seriously great art. I love it.
  50. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I try to plan a wearing withing a month of buying the bottle, unless I'm building a shaving set around it, then it can wait months before getting worn.
  51. The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Hey all,

    I'm so tired of the "Top-10" stuff and the rankings. I would rather hear about what is on your mind 'now'. Old or new doesn't matter. What is a recent or modern discovery that has...
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    I am finding this also the longer I continue my fragrance journey. I am beginning to dislike the "Top 10 fragrances...." videos and other such rankings. They are great click bait but I'm left...
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    If you try it then please give it a full wearing and don't just sniff a test strip. You also have to wait for the eucalyptus to retreat enough for the rose to be fully revealed. When the right...
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    Re: Is Creed Windsor a top 10 of all time?

    No, but having smelled Royal Mayfair, which is the same thing by many people's opinion, then I could understand how it could be a top-10 for someone. It is the best rose-central fragrance I've...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/086UglK.jpg

    Costume National Homme

    Perfumed by:
    Dominique Ropion
    https://i.imgur.com/CG5quK8.jpg
  56. Re: If you could make a Fragrance Starter Pack, what would you choose?

    Your method of going "genre" is the best idea I think.

    Cologne - 4711 eau de cologne
    Floral - Royal Mayfair (best rose note ever IMO, but must wait for the fragrance to dry down),
    Citrus...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    I have ordered a sample of this. Looking forward to evaluating. Right now on the deck for this week I'll be testing out L'Eau d'Issey Summer fragrance samples I received from N CAL Fragrance...
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    Re: Experience with Soivohle?

    I have, Soivohle - Green Oakmoss, and it's very good. The amount they sell is so tiny that I save it for rare wearings only. I consider it a very, very good fragrance of high quality.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Excellent selection! I will queue this up for next week.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/ePktBE8.jpg

    Creed - Vetiver Geranium

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/gM9G5Vr.jpg

    Echt Kölnisch Wasser - 4711 Eau de Cologne

    Perfumed by:
    Wilhelm Mülhens
    https://i.imgur.com/3GdQB7S.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/8Jc5nbZ.jpg

    Vintage Shulton - Old Spice Lime
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    Re: AdP Colonia Club Alternative

    This might be a possibility, but in all brevity, why wouldn't the original poster just buy the Acqua di Parma Coloinia Club and then buy a cheap travel atomizer and simply re-apply every 4-5 hours? ...
  64. Re: Do some or even many fragrances have to age a little before reaching their peak?

    I'll agree here. I have many fragrances that haven't changed at all also.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/egETrTY.jpg

    Nautica - Voyage + Williams - Aqua Velva

    Perfumed by:
    Maurice Roucel
    https://i.imgur.com/1SD9JMX.jpg

    Can summer really smell this good? You're damn right...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    I tend to agree with this. The Aventus Cologne release shows that Creed is changing their style from 'niche'/high-end retailer that catered to a limited number of people over to a more...
  67. Re: Do some or even many fragrances have to age a little before reaching their peak?

    This has happened with a good number of my bottles of fragrances and even my artisan aftershaves.
  68. Re: Men’s Fragrances That Still Stand Out (No clones, nothing smells similar.)

    Hmm,

    Among the Creed's that are completely unique with no worthy clone to speak of:
    Royal Mayfair
    Viking

    Then I think:
    Chanel Egoiste
    Dior Fahrenheit
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

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    Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi by Acqua di Parma
    2 wears





    2
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    Re: Thoughts on Straight to Heaven?

    Scarce is saucier than usual today. ;)
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    Re: Thoughts on Straight to Heaven?

    I actually did opt for the Extreme. It's listed on my wardrobe. The more full rum note did it for me, but the original is still very good with less rum and more cedar. So, someone could indeed...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    Wow. So many good choices today by the forum. My brain wants to smell them all on the same day but can't. :)
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    Re: AdP Colonia Club Alternative

    I will eventually buy Colonia Club. I haven't found anything that smells quite like it. I buy travel atomizers that I use to refresh the scent for Acqua di Parma fragrances.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/kKA3XXZ.jpg

    Creed - Royal Water

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg
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    Re: Thoughts on Straight to Heaven?

    Same. It's gorgeous.
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    Re: Light blue sun D&G release + performance

    Damn. You guys are gonna make me buy this. I smelled it a month ago when at Nordstroms and it was pretty good from what i remember but I can't remember the notes, just that I liked it. Now I'm...
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair is severely underrated

    I think it's one of the masterpieces of Creed and isn't always appreciated. Once my nose got through the eucalyptus and beheld the unique rose I was sold. And as time has gone on the eucalyptus has...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/05o3OiF.jpg

    Tommy Hilfiger Cologne (Modern Vintage)

    Perfumed by:
    Alberto Morillas
    https://i.imgur.com/BgiMbhP.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/y2357Wc.jpg

    Creed - Bois du Portugal

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Accidental post
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    Re: Fathers day present

    Yeah, no way would a popular money maker like Royal Oud would get vaulted. Sorry about the poor wording. Didn't mean to scare you. LOL. I bought a flacon of Acier Aluminum due to hearing it was...
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Green Irish Tweed is just too obvious. I love it though and yeah, it definitely qualifies as 'fresh', especially the opening.
  83. Re: What do you guys think of PULP from BYREDO?

    Didn't impress me, but then again it wasn't really for me. Although I didn't hate it. I barely remember it so I would be willing to re-smell for a fresh evaluation.
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    Re: Fathers day present

    Royal Oud is exceptional and very pleasant to smell all day. Although it has been discontinued by Creed....Acier Aluminum is also a magnificent scent for that age group.
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    This.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/g9eYNT9.jpg

    Creed - Selection Verte

    Perfumed by:
    Henry Creed III
    https://i.imgur.com/9C1O5h9.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/NuJSxpK.jpg

    Vintage Calvin Klein - Obsession for men
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/nbYetNa.jpg

    Perfumed by:
    https://i.imgur.com/dNBG8k3.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/0oAugGN.jpg

    Creed - Vetiver Geranium

    Perfumed by:
    Olivier Creed
    https://i.imgur.com/ncPI8sV.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Antaeus ain't my thing, but the shaving set gets a big thumbs up from me.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/AnVhex8.jpg

    Perfumed by:
    Alienor Massenet
    https://i.imgur.com/6Ul1lHD.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    I'm not mad at that. It never disappoints.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    Better reserve the sprays on this one until we know if it's been taken off the shelf forever.
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    Re: Please need help about VERSACE THE DREAMER !

    I wouldn't put a whole lot of stake into every fragrance you hear about who's vintage is 'better' than a modern reformulation. For the vast majority of people there will be little to no discernible...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    https://i.imgur.com/f7hCVLM.jpg

    Catie's Bubbles - Barnegat Bay

    Perfumed by:
    Chris Cullen
    https://i.imgur.com/8Xqv5pJ.jpg

    It's been a bit cold out for this time of year in the last few...
  96. Tam Dao EDP - Absence made my heart grow fonder.

    Hey,

    I hadn't reached for Tam Dao EDP in quite some time. Today I couldn't shave or put on fragrance for a Dr.'s appointment/exam, so when I got home I figured I would have a rare "Scent of the...
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    Re: Seeking opinion about Tom Ford.

    Hmm,

    My opinion on Tom Ford. The house has a 'handful' of good fragrances and a LOT of 'misses'

    Here are the ones I think are good:

    1) Neroli Portofino (or the Acqua or the Forte, they all...
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    Re: New Releases - Spring 2019

    I haven't really dug any of Bond No. 9 fragrances, but when I think of the Bond No. 9 style and imagine a potential 'Beach' scent, I actually am very, very intrigued here. There is a chance for this...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    There was no scent this morning and no shave.

    SOTA:
    https://i.imgur.com/7fw99xK.png
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    Re: Dollar Shave Club cologne

    I think once you go artisan you will not want Dollar Shave Club very much. The artisan razors and soaps and aftershaves are made by people who have a passion for shaving and while Dollar Shave Club...
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