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    Re: your favourite scent from Serge Lutens?

    Douce Amere and I also like Rahat Loukoum though I can imagine many would find that too sweet...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 31st of October

    Mmmmmm - not sure I've got anything dark and spooky for Halloween... I might just go with Black Orchid. Wipe off the foul memory of Tubereuse I wore today!
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    Re: SOTD & SOTN: Tuesday 30th of Oct

    MPG Tubereuse from a sample and boy do I wish I hadn't - what a stinker!
  4. Thread: Les Senteurs

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    Les Senteurs

    Just bought Parfum d'Empire Aziyade from Les Scenteurs and I've got to say what great service - arrived next day even though I didn't request it with three really nice testers as well (two Malle)....
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    Re: Caramelized sugar/ caramel for men

    New Haarlem might fit the bill...
  6. Re: lavender,Mens edt any suggestions with good sillage

    gris clair maybe...

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    gris clair maybe...
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    Re: Top Complimented Niche?

    MFK Lumiere Noir by a long way, next nearest would be ELDO Noel au Balcon (if ELDO counts as niche)
  8. Re: Three samples have just complicated things...

    Wearing LDDM today - stunning, blows Ambre Russe out of the water. We'll see what Wazamba delivers tomorrow but this will take some beating I reckon. Can see why it gets the love!
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    Re: Have you already found it?

    Black Orchid is the closest I've come - followed very closely by Douce Amere. I haven't smelt nearly enough yet to be sure though...
  10. Three samples have just complicated things...

    Well got a sample of Ambre Russe, Wazamba and LDDM and I thought I'd find it easy to make a decision on my final frag for a while...

    Wrong! A quick sample tells me they're all fab - so, HELP....
    ...
  11. Re: New here I may need some suggestions for winter/fall fragrance?

    Burberry London is good, for something spicy and warm try Terre d'Hermes or Guerlain Habit Rouge...
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    Re: Vanilla-y scents

    Tobacco Vanille is a great frag, I also like Mona di Orio - Vanille. Have tried SDV but it is supposed to be a benchmark vanilla but very expensive...
  13. Re: buying expensive 5 - 10 ml spray samples is the most economic way to go for me

    I tend to agree - I very seldom buy a bottle over 50ml, Lutens bell jars being the exception. But ideally I prefer 30ml or even less. That way I finish the bottle and can replace with what I want and...
  14. Re: Completely New to Fragrance, Learning What I Like

    I just made a list of the kinds of things I liked to smell and then researched here on fragrance directory and also searching the forums... You can be wquite abstract when thinking about smells,...
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    Think that's me for a bit...

    I've got Douce Amere on the way and I'm going to make a selection of one from Encens et Lavande, Ambre Russe, LDDM or Wazamba and then I think I'm going to run some down before buying any more....
  16. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Guitars and piano play a big part in my life and tattoos - though it's a somewhat finite thing given I'll run out of skin at some point!
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    serge lutens douce amere and if I could make my mind up between Tauer Incense Extreme, LDDM or SL's Encens et Lavande, one of those would be on the way too....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 4th of October

    Black Orchid for me today - I forget just how nice this one is!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 3rd of October

    Rahat Loukoum - been a Lutens kind of week so far...
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    Re: Who's the best new fragrance reviewer?

    Forfreddie and Alfarom - I don't do flowery write ups, they leave me cold. These guys are to the point and in my experience tend to be spot on...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 1st October

    Douce Amere from a sample today - Douce Amere froma bottle soon though, delish!
  22. Re: Tubereuse Criminelle without the top notes

    I've got a feeling you might be right - I've had another go tempted by some of the comments above and I've got to thinking it's not as bad as I'd built it up to be in my mind. Going for another wear...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 28th of September

    Just read the run down on this - sounds bloody gorgeous! Whats your view Jack...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 28th of September

    A day to be spent with Ambre Sultan for me - nice fall weather here in UK today (at least where I am!)
  25. Poll: Re: Favorite fragrance (out of the ones listed, of course)

    Went for TV - tried a few of them on the list and there's some great frags there but I'm feeling a bit wintery today so only one choice for me!
  26. Tubereuse Criminelle without the top notes

    Mornign all

    Recently had the opportunity to try Tubereuse Criminelle and I adore it expect for the top notes which smell of Germoline to me! It really spoils what would otherwise be a great...
  27. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    I could see Dior Homme Intense fitting in nicely into Leecher88's collection...
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    A great experience from Serge Lutens

    I just took delivery of a bell jar from SL and it was a quite special experience, packed beautifully, nice freebies and a genuinely luxurious feeling opening it all. Top marks all round, I can only...
  29. Re: What are you itching to buy, before this winter comes ?

    Arabie and Ambre russe I think - I'm trying to slim my collection a little and I have a handful that I'm nearing the end of... I might have to reinvest in some Noel au Balcon though. I love to wear...
  30. Re: Which scent would you describe as "Boredom Bottled"

    +1 some right old boring dross in amongst that lot!
  31. Re: Flowery fragrances on a man (women and men, I ask for your help)

    Well, I'm a 6 foot 4 kick boxing bloke who wears and enjoys stuff like portrait of a lady black orchid and luminere noir. I say it's about attitude as to whether you can carry off a given scent or...
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    Re: Where to after Creed?

    Personally I'd have a sniff at Maison Fredric Kurkdjan - APOM and Luminere Noir are stand outs for me. Tom Ford is good as is Serge Lutens if you fancy trying something a little more off the wall...
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    Re: OT: Amazon question?

    I tend to find if I order and the item is eligible for Amazon Prime it's as near as dammit 100% hit rate for next day. Other than that I've occasionally known delivery from a Friday order not arrive...
  34. Poll: Re: POLL:amber absolute vs. chergui vs. ambre narguile vs. tauer l'air du desert marocain

    +1...
  35. Thread: Next Lutens?

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    Re: Next Lutens?

    Well my 4 samples arrived, along with 28 others! got to hand it to Lutens, that's a bit good. Anyway, done my first sniffs and...

    Tubereuse criminelle
    Douce amere
    La myrrhe
    Rahat Loukoum

    Are...
  36. Thread: Next Lutens?

    by Dai Capp
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    Re: Next Lutens?

    Done a bit of digging around and I've requested some samples from SL - Fumerie Turque, Encens en Lavande, Fille En Aiguilles and a bit left field and not at all in keeping with my description of what...
  37. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    It'd be great if you could host a split on something from Serge Lutens - Cuir Mauresque or Fumerie Turque...
  38. Thread: Next Lutens?

    by Dai Capp
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    Re: Next Lutens?

    Thanks for all the replies - one quick question, how smokey is Fuerie Turque. I don't mind a sweet toboacco but too tobacco smokey and I'm not so keen...

    Thanks

    DR
  39. Thread: Next Lutens?

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    Next Lutens?

    Just bought Ambre Sultan and really like the construction. I'm thinking for autumn/winter I'd like something warm and spicy and incensey and I think Lutens must be a good way to go. What would you...
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    Re: if you had to pick..... CREED

    I had a fair few Creeds and soild them all except Baie de Genievre so I guess that answers the question...
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    Re: Spraying Cologne Only On Clothes..Question

    I thought you did too and it answered one of my concerns too re staining!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, Sept. 15th, 2012

    Today I am with the Sultan...

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yJG0DIKVeKU/Tq1637XaBmI/AAAAAAAACSM/3xDbvLprpvA/s1600/IMG_3063e.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 14, 2012

    Acqua di Parma Colonia though I don't know why, it's freezing here and I'm full of cold so I can smell naff all!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 13th, 2012

    Big meeting to secure a big deal and I've boldly gone for fleur de male. Feeling good and confident!
  45. Re: The most unique smelling frag in your collection?

    Probably Virgilio by Diptyque
  46. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Nice collection made it quite a choice:

    Amber Sultan
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Mechant Loup
    Musc Ravageur
    Tam Dao

    for me!
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    Re: Your Top 10 To-Buy List

    Don't have 10, but:

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Guerlain Jicky
    FM Carnel Flower
    C and S Dark Rose
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

    Delicious Closet Queen today - I think I may go a little more reserved tomorrow, Black Orchid yesterday and DCQ today - I'm getting a bit giddy!
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    Re: Wrist Tattoos & Perfume

    Good story - I'm in an older demographic industry that doesn't necessarily have the tolerance but seeing as I've made it to HR Director (or VP in USA speak) I firmly believe if you're good enough...
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    Re: Fresh Scent Needed GIT or Terre D'hermes

    Had both of these and the greener of the two IMO is GIT. However Baie de Genievre by Creed is, to my nose, way nicer than GIT, just as green and a little less obvious...
  51. Re: Just bought some new scents - what do you think/what should I add

    Indeed - and you always meet someone you know on Heart Attack and Vine...

    Anyway - thanks for the ideas, thinking as well about something like Jicky - how would that fit...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

    Black Orchid for me today - I feel like some velvet clad dungeon master :-)
  53. Just bought some new scents - what do you think/what should I add

    I have run out of a few and sold a couple of others so I was in the market for some new stuff.

    Went for a classic in Acqua di Parma Colonia - you can see why it's endured so well, very classy,...
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    Re: Wrist Tattoos & Perfume

    I have full sleeves done and it has no effect based on the years I've had them and worn scents. I do find that in hot weather it can create itching for some reason but that's it really...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 12, 2012

    A bit of a risky one for a warm day - New Haarlem
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 8, 2012

    APOM for me today - decant arrived yesterday from Kron and its sunny here this morning so it seemed rude not to!
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    Re: Based on the stuff in my signature...

    Lumiere Noir it was in the end - god, it smells good. Really odd, it seems to fade and come back and waft around for a bit then disappear only to re-emerge later... Never owned a scent quite like it!...
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    Re: any honey fragrance

    I get my honey hit from Etat Libre d'Orange Noel au Balcon. Quite a warm fragrence so not the best for summer (Christmas on the Balcony and all that) but it's lovely and not too expensive. Otherwise...
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    Re: Kenzo Homme Woody ( Boisee )

    It's a really nice, light woody scent. Absolutely worth a try and actually safe enough for a blind buy. IIRC the 30ml was pretty cheap and would give a good amount of tests...
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    Portrait of a Lady and Baie de Genievre
  61. Re: New and looking for my first 'niche' fragrance!

    Have a great weekend and if no ones mentioned Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady then I will...

    Try Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady. Fab stuff!
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    Re: Based on the stuff in my signature...

    Thanks for all the recommendations, much appreciated and yes Mr Dukecity, I'm a massive Tom Waits fan so I'll be checking out Mr Cohens latest - thanks for the heads up. I guess knowing the odd line...
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    Based on the stuff in my signature...

    What would you guys recommend next...

    I have a decant of Portrait of a Lady which is coming to an end and I really like it but I'm interested in other experiences. I guess a good floral is...
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    Longer lasting Eau sauvage

    As the title says - I love Dior Eau sauvage but it lasts really badly on me. Anyone know of something that smells similar but with better longevity?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 24, 2012

    New Haarlem for me today - maple syrup/latte loveliness...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 23, 2012

    Original Santal for me today...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 17, 2012

    Tuscan Leather for me - didn't care for it at first but I've adjust my application to a bare minimum spray and it works for me now...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 13, 2012

    The honey goodness that is Noel au Balcon
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    Re: A Strong Raspberry Note

    Thanks for all the great ideas - I love my Noel au Balcon so Delicious Closet Queen sounds tempting, but then so many 24 Gold suggestions....

    As always - many thanks for your thoughts...

    DC
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    Re: A Strong Raspberry Note

    I have no idea why :smiley:
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    A Strong Raspberry Note

    Morning all...

    Well I got my honey fix thanks to some great recommendations from you guys so I have one more fix to fill. Raspberry.

    I have Tuscan Leather but don't get the raspberry in it at...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 30, 2012

    Tuscan Leather - first full wearing today not keen to be honest, I smell like an ashtray with a piece of juicy fruit chewing gum left in it... Think it'll be an infrequent wear and mainly reserved...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Todau I am surrounded by the honey lovliness of ELDO Noel au Balcon
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    Alternative to Paul Smith Sunshine

    Hi there

    I'm looking to get some inspiration for a wedding anniversary present for my wife. She loves Paul Smith Sunshine but she's had 3 bottles now and I'd like to get her something different....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 24, 2012

    It's Aventus for me today - only the second time I have worn it and I'm loving the blackcurrants at the moment!
  76. Poll: Re: Another Job Interview Poll - What do you think?

    I'd go Aventus from your collection, from your list GIT. I have a few of the ones you've listed and the only one I'd avoid at all cost would be Encre Noir. Smells great but I think it's too...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 23, 2012

    Very informal Kenzo Boisse - nearly all gone now, I'll have to have a think about my next casual Friday go to frag!
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    Re: What is special about Creed?

    For me it's the clean delivery of the notes. They are very unmuddled whereas for me some cheaper perfumes tend to become a bit mushy, for example I am wearing JPG Fleur du Male today and I really...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 22, 2012

    JPG Fleur du Male today. I smell like my gran :smiley:
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    Guerlain in UK

    I'm thinking about picking up some SDV but I'm having a problem finding someone who stock this in UK. Does anyone know of anywhere that carries Guerlain over here...

    Many thanks

    DC
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2012

    Today I ran out of Kenzo Boisse and replaced it with ELDO Noel au Balcon and next week I will use the last of my Molecule 01 and will replace with SL Miel de Bois...
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Opium has pride of place, closey followed by Paul Smith for Men and Marc Jacobs Bang Bang. I might layer them all one day and see if it can anaesthetise wildlife and make small children weep...
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    Re: SOTD; Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Original Santal for me today - lovely :smiley:
  84. Re: The worst you ever tried, straight to the point.

    Opium Pour Homme - bleahhhh
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    It's Tobacco Vanille for me - I'm a bit addicted to it but I'll have to ration myself, seems a shame to wear something as expensive to work somehow!
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    Re: Honey, Honey and more Honey

    Many thanks for all the suggestions guys -

    @ dollars&scents - always love reading your comments, I have come to the conclusion that Miel de Bois will be the one for me...

    All the best

    DC
  87. Re: i would like to buy aventus and Green irish tweed but...

    Just done this with Aventus - can't praise the guy enough...
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    Honey, Honey and more Honey

    I'm wearing Tobacco Vanille today and I keep getting some lovely wafts of honey... I'm thinking I like the honey alot so my question is what else is out there that gives a nice strong honey smell in...
  89. Re: New splits for 2012! Creed | Hermessence | Maison Francis K | MdO | S Lutens | Tom Ford | Xerjo

    My Tobacco Vanille and Aventus splits arrived today - Matt is super professional in the way he does these and he is a great guy to deal with as well. I'm in for another split and won't hesitate to...
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, March 16, 2012

    It's an informal one for me - a business as usual Friday but I'm feeling a bit more chilled out with JPG Fleur Du Male wafting around me!
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    Re: Story of Creed Aventus

    True Brian - I might write to Creed with a list of battles we beat them in to help them with their histories. Having said that I expect Nelson didn't smell so good so they probably wouldn't want to...
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    Re: Story of Creed Aventus

    beat me to it... :smiley:
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    Re: Story of Creed Aventus

    Really got to hope there is irony buried here somewhere - Trafalgar was a British victory for Nelson against Pierre Villeneuve (French) and Federico Gravina (Spanish). It did form part of the...
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    Re: SOTD; Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    some nice stuff being worn today folks - I'm in a Kenzo Boisse kind of mood...
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    Re: CREED experts, what are your thoughts?

    Perfect summing up I'd say...

    I'd be amazed if somewhere like Walgreens sold a fake so enjoy it and if you have an inherent nervousness get the stuff from Creed if you buy it again. I am the same...
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    Re: Best Kenzo and why?

    Boisse is one of my favourites - great longevity, quite fresh, not particularly floral, more earthy...
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    Re: A Great Stable Mate for Terre d'Hermes

    many thanks guys - a great list to decide from...
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    A Great Stable Mate for Terre d'Hermes

    Hi All

    I reckon out of all my frags that Terre d'Hermes is my favourite one. I was wondering what you guys would consider to be a good stable mate for it. Something of similar quality, projection...
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, March 2, 2012

    It's all Tabarome at the moment - 3 days on the run which is virtually unheard of for me. I forecast a break though because I'm expecting my Baie de Genievre to arrive tomorrow :-)
  100. Re: Fierce Abercrombie & Fitch Vs. Legend Mont Blanc. Which is better?

    I used to wear a lot of Fierce so can only really comment on that but I found it to be a really nice frag, quite a young persons scent which is why I don't wear it nowadays, longevity wise it stayed...
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