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    Re: Xerjoff discovery set 2

    Does that include Alexandria the limited edition?
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    Re: Xerjoff discovery set 2

    Is there just one discovery set or are there several?
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille... huh?

    I'm with Jack. One spray and it was enough to make me feel nauseous.
    If you really need a tobacco scent, Havana by Aramis is your answer. TV is as like every Tom Ford creation these days unwearable,...
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    Re: In Search of Seasonal Fragrance Suggestions

    I would say a nice fig scent is ideal for summer. My choice is Diptyque's Philosykos (which means 'friend of fig'). Brings back memories of a Greek summer on a sun-soaked Mediterranean island.

    I...
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    FS Annick Goutal Eau du Sud, 100ml (UK only)

    Got a near full (as pictured) 100ml bottle of Eau du Sud for sale.

    Asking £45 for UK delivery only. Payment via PayPal please.

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    Re: 20% off everything at Escentual

    Just been there too to check prices and it seems all Amouages have indeed disappeared.

    Yo-ho, yo-ho, it's off to FragranceNet we go!!!
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Obviously, my comment depends on the exact situation in your home town/area, but I think it's worth pointing out that SN works wonders in cold weather. By cold I mean winter - snow and blankets, hot...
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    Re: 20% off everything at Escentual

    No idea when the sale ends though...
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    Poll: Re: POLL: Best Blu Mediterraneo

    Mirto for me, followed by Arancia, both of which my wife loves a lot as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Rive Gauche (vintage)
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    20% off everything at Escentual

    The sale is 'site wide' but excludes discovery sets and shipping.

    Now, now. Please form an orderly queue!!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Think the sandalwood is a bit more obvious in this but realistically speaking it is masterfully put together with the coffee and incense note so the sandalwood is playing more of a supporting role in...
  14. Re: How long do you wait after a shower until you apply your fragrance?

    This isn't a bad thing IMHO. I was once told by an AdP sales rep (I think) to try spraying it on still wet out of the shower before towelling dry. Was told to then apply either a moisturiser or a...
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    Poll: Re: Epic VS Oud Wood VS Colonia Oud

    Epic Man for me all the way as well. I don't mind Colonia's take on oud, but Epic Man is the by far the only oud scent that I can bear. Oud Wood on the other hand is off-putting for me.
  16. Re: Terre d' Hermes EDT vs. Terre d' Hermes EDT [New Formula] vs. Terre d' Hermes Parfum

    IMHO -

    TdH original formulation > Pure Parfum > TdH current formulation

    I currently only own the Parfum, but the original EdT formulation is what got me into Hermes. It was undoubtedly my no 1...
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    Santal Noble is also laced with amber. I get a lot of coffee in the opening, which admittedly is nicely done, then lots of amber and vanilla. It gets its sweetness from the vanilla, but nonetheless...
  18. Article: 15 things you didn't know about men's fragrances

    Quite an old one (2008), but I stumbled on it in so thought I'd post it here as well. It's from the UK's Daily Mail newspaper, so don't hold your breath!

    Here it is:...
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    Stuigi, a very good point for discussion indeed. Can't for the life of me believe this hasn't been explicitly discussed here before.

    Personally I think we are already in the post-oud era with...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    SUPERB fragrance, Jon!

    Wearing Mirto di Panarea today by AdP
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    Poll: Re: Jardin Sur Le Nil vs. Terre D'Hermes

    I agree both scents are good enough to own both.

    I wouldn't be without either. The Sur Le Nil range has some hidden gems in the range but not all are good enough to own IMHO.

    Agree with Mr...
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    Re: Les Senteurs In-Store Samples

    Disappointing news for me too. I preferred to go to the store to get samples (even if central London is hard for me to get to these days), as their postal service left a lot to be desired for......
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: Fragrances where spay count is huge!

    Amouage Memoir is like this IMHO. One spray is enough to wipe out an army!
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    Re: Fragrances where spray count is huge!

    I can fix that ;)
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    Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    In addition to the above, I would also suggest Geranium Pour Monsieur by F. Malle. Wonderful minty scent that really stands strong throughout the whole day. Got my hands on this one recently as well...
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    Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    I've been getting a long blast of citrus freshness lately from Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud. I only recently discovered it, but it isn't a bad citrus. The notes seem to last the whole day. It's quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

    Millesime Imperial
  29. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Gerbick, both scents are exactly what I had in mind.

    That wormwood/oregano combo are enough to conjure up feelings of sadness for me and the dark rose in 88 remind me of similar feelings.
  30. Thread: You get one....

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    Re: You get one....

    1. Santal Noble - MPeG
    2. Aventus - Creed
    3. Indonesian Oud - Zegna
    4. Bel Ami - Hermes
    5. Philosykos - Diptyque
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    Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    Can't believe I didn't suggest Gucci PH II before as well. Awesome fragrance that's quite underrated.
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    Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    I too have finally understood what GIT is all about and I love the violets in that one.

    Invasion Barbare is one where violets are quite prominent. I can't see the hype in this one - it's just...
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    Re: What's WRONG with me?

    I love the oregano note in this but the wormwood makes it too much for me.

    Out of curiosity, how much are you applying?

    I find that I can't take more than a full spray of this scent; some even...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 11, 2014

    Eau du Sud today
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    Re: What should be my first Montale...

    This is so true. Exactly why scent is so subjective and personal to each and every one of us. "One man's signature scent is another's foul smell"!!
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    One of my justifications for visiting the Amouage store is to go and sniff the extraits :)
    I need to go back there soon!
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    Re: What should be my first Montale...

    I agree. Apart from a nice rose (nice, that's all), I get that "freshly-opened plaster from the packet fake oud" note. Ex Idolo or Zegna's Indonesian Oud is a much better rose-oud scent to my nose....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July10, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed
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    The London Perfume Company

    This is another site that has been mentioned before on Basenotes, but there has been very little feedback about them in recent months/weeks.

    Would anyone that has used them more recently care to...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Fragrance Authenticity

    Would like to hear feedback on this company as they've posted on the forums before, but have somehow disappeared since... I'll start a thread in the shopping section to see if that gets any responses...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    Did you receive the extrait, lpp? I liked it more than the standard Epic Woman EdP, but didn't give it a full wearing on my skin, after a shower with no other scent on my skin to be able to say for...
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    Re: FragranceExpert.com

    Thanks - that's great to know that they have Quidco as well. Quite reassuring as well.
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    FragranceExpert.com

    Has anyone ever heard of this company? They are UK based but I've only just come across them. Reasonable prices and they also manage to compare their prices against other places. They stock Creeds...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo
  45. Re: Anyone tried Nero Incenso by Farmacia SS Annunciation?

    Try Roullier White in London - they might even be able to do samples from their website.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Perfume-click.co.uk - Any good for Creed?

    Their prices and product stock seems very similar to that of All Beauty. Are they affiliated in any way?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 8, 2014

    Not owned this one in a while, but have been craving it recently. Think the recent weather here would match up with the aspect of this cologne. Can't justify a 120ml bottle, so waiting for a smaller...
  48. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    Well, if the question covers re-reformulations, then I suppose C&E's Indian Sandalwood is a better version of the older 'Sandalwood' fragrance.
    Still not as good as the Extract of Mysore Sandalwood...
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    Re: Buying decants and samples (UK)

    If you really are buying that much volume (i.e. 30ml) for a Creed, then you could probably get it cheaper from an online discounter. I've not had problems with these people though.
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    Re: TdH Eau Très Fraîche or alike.

    Rookie mistake! "Never judge a book by its front cover" translates to "never judge a fragrance by its top notes" in the fragrance world :)



    dougczar may be right here. Definitely give this...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Anyone who is buying direct from Creed needs their head examined... I think this is like the second price hike for retail in 6-8 months, so I am happy to continue to get my Creeds from online...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 4, 2014

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    One of my wife's favourites for today - Mirto di Panarea. Wonderful summer scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

    This for me too today. Hot day here as well.
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    Re: Anyone Order From L'Artisan Parfumeur Online?

    Hi Donna,

    I would probably contact your card holder and ask them the same question. They probably know more as to why that might have happened.

    Do you know if they charged you in euros (or...
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    Re: Mediterranean scent

    Give Eau du Sud a try - it is a much better and longer lasting lemon/citrus scent with some nice undertones of woods and Med. herbs.

    I also like the Acqua di Parma range. Colonia original is good,...
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    Re: Best London Airport Duty Free Fragrances

    Honestly I wouldn't have noticed so can't say for sure. But as far as I know, World Duty Free is the only one.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    I tried this in London not long ago now. I wasn't impressed at all. Total flanker - the original Terre was way better than this.
    It is very weak for me too, but Marais may have a point. If you...
  59. Re: What is the absolute FRESHEST & CLEANEST fragrance you have ever smelt?

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    This. My SOTD for today.
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    Re: looking for a scottish parfume

    +1 on Castle Forbes. I use the shaving range and have a few of their scents too. A brand you won't see mentioned here much as they are such a small company, but totally exclusive and worth the...
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    This. I am wearing Mirto di Panarea today and the whole Blu Med range is fantastic.
    The Arancia di Capri is one of my wife's favourites. I'll be getting one of those too when I see a 10% off day as...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 27, 2014

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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Sale

    Yup, I've eyed-up Traversee du Bosphore. I'm obsessed with anyhting Istanbul-related. It's by far my favourite city.

    Is this scent worth the price and is it representative of the Bosphorus or am I...
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur Sale

    Thanks, Donna!
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    Re: April Aromatics......'Organic Naturals'

    Isn't this the range that has a scent created by angels or something like that?
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    Re: New Amouage Dia bottle

    So it looks like they are changing all the fragrances and giving them magnetised caps.

    I really would like to try the "new" (reformulated) scents before buying them. I don't want to splash that...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Really got to try this one some day.

    I'm wearing YSL Rive Gauche today - the tin can version
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    Re: Rive Gauche Pour Homme Opinions

    Tin can version all the way.

    I hadn't tried it before I bought it either and when I did I ended up with three bottles, one of which has been used up already. I've only known the scent for about...
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    Re: Looking for that mechanic's garage smell...

    Another one for Knize Ten. Superb leather and forest woods smell means this is both strong, masculine and has that garage vibe that you mentioned.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Millesime Imperial
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, June 23, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed - somehow there's something very 'Monday morning' about this fragrance...
  72. Re: How long does aftershave balm stay on your skin

    I personally use balm and haven't touched an alcohol-based aftershave since my early teens - it burns my face off!

    If you choose a balm, I suggest that you ensure it 'protects' your face more than...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 20, 2014

    Millesime Imperial
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    Czech & Speake store in Jermyn Street

    Just had an email from C&S to say that their Jermyn St store will be closing on 28th June at 5pm.

    You will still be able to order their products online and their new showroom at

    54 Pimlico Road...
  75. Re: GIT notes question: Where does the sweetness in the heart come from?

    Isn't GIT meant to have an Iris note in there too, as per MI?
    I wouldn't necessarily call that a particularly sweet note, but I can totally understand how the OP came to this conclusion. The Iris is...
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    Re: Elizabeth Arden fragrances

    My wife loves the Green Tea scent by EA. I once had a love affair with Sandalwood by the same company, but haven't come to get myself a bottle ever since.
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    My vote goes to Oxford and Cambridge too. Wonderful spicy Lavender scent with a heavenly dry down.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 19, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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  80. Thread: pencil shavings?

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    Re: pencil shavings?

    Welcome newbie!

    I agree it could be the ISO E Super, as in Terre, but there is definitely an association with pencil shavings and cedar. I get a lot of this note from Diptyque's Tam Dao.
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenza di Zegna

    I worse it when it first came out; I'd have called it my signature scent back then.

    Shame that the Zegna brand has been driven into the ground though... The Essenze collection isn't bad though -...
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    Re: Acqua di parma colonia - square bottle ?

    Travel ones are indeed rectangular but are only 30ml in size.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Anyone know which store is stocking this first?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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    Re: Selfridges London - Fragrance Lab experience

    Nice thread everyone and thank you to the OP for this.

    I just tried it and scored Two Hundred and Forty Nine Fragrance. Here's the details of who I am (according to the questionnaire...):

    "You...
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    Re: Colognes you love but they just DON'T LAST

    Diptyque Philosykos

    Wonderful fig scent for the eight or so seconds that I can smell it. And yes this is for the parfum as well...
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    Re: Ermenegildo Zegna Essenza di Zegna

    Just be careful if you learn to like it/love it... it's been discontinued for ages and is quite hard to find...
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    Re: Do you ever have dreams about fragrances?

    Nothing about a specific fragrance in my case, just that I was sniffing something (can't for the life of me remember what it was in the dream), but this has happened a few times...
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    Re: Do you ever have dreams about fragrances?

    What's wrong with that? Lovely smell!! :laugh:
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    Re: Discovering Havana..

    I wore the original one back in 1994 (man, I feel so old all of a sudden!). I don't remember the scent that well, but the new formulation isn't bad at all. I got some recently and liked it. Just need...
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    Re: Fragrances that bring back memories

    Any perfume or fragrance can be associated to memories as scent is easily attributed to a memory in our minds. That's why this hobby is so great!

    For me, the most memorable would have to be:

    -...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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    Re: Origami Razor anyone?

    :D

    ...let alone what might happen when they touch it with wet hands!!
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    Origami Razor anyone?

    http://gizmodo.com/an-origami-razor-uses-the-power-of-paper-cuts-to-shave-1588015794

    Thought this might make some of you laugh...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

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  96. Thread: Hello..

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    Re: Hello..

    Welcome sanchez!
    Just Starting Out is the place to be if you are new to Basenotes. Tonnes of information here, including the glossary which is constantly being updated.
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    Re: Indian Sandalwood Cologne by Crabtree & Evelyn

    I managed to try it as well this evening. It impressed me as well but nothing that I've tried so far comes even close to the likes of Villoresi's Sandalo and that includes the vintage C&E Extract of...
  98. Re: The re-introduction of L'Occitane en Provence Cade for men

    Finally tried this. I get a lot more sweetness in the base than I recall. Something in the mid though (very honey like) that I don't like but it doesn't last and I can live with that.
  99. Re: Fragrances that have been your favourt for the last 5 yrs

    Terre d' Hermes has been in my wardrobe since 2006 when it was introduced to the world.
    I only have the parfum now, but I still like the scent more than any other that I've had over the years.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 6, 2014

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