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  1. Re: What are your next purchases going to be?

    IUNX l'arbre, l'ether and one lighter I forgot the name
    Costes
    Comme des garons zagorsk
    Frdric Malle vtiver extraordinaire
    Parfumerie gnrale harmatan noir
    The different company sel de...
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    Re: Best sprayers?

    Not that much important for me unless it does malfunction (creed). I think it's the only house I had trouble with sprayers, even much less expensive designer frags don't have issue, so it's weird.....
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    Re: Jul et Mad

    Funny you're talking about wedding, I got my brother in law "terrasse saint germain" as wedding gifts last summer, even if I was wearing it as well ahaha
    it's an elegant smell, and it's very nice...
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    Re: Mad et Len

    Thanks for the info hednic, I'll check out terre noir and see if I like it the same
    sorry about the 50ml, hope they'll make bigger volumes for your collection in the future. I think they make extra...
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    Re: Jul et Mad

    I can understand the appeal on Amour de palazzo, even if it's not something I wear at the moment. I know someone who likes it a lot and it suits him well. Actually, it's the most interesting one from...
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    Mad et Len

    Any opinions on this house?


    I bought one candle from their line a few years ago at l'claireur while shopping. But now it's long gone and I remember I really enjoy the smell, I think it was...
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    Re: Jul et Mad

    Nice reviews !

    A girl I know used to wear stiletto, it's lovely on her.
    For me I prefered the masculine "terrasse saint germain, hope you're going to review this as well! (yep I'm so bad for...
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    Great recommendations guys.

    I'll also add "songe d'un bois d't" as a friendler leather oud buddy, very nice! (I guess a bit less funk for me lol)

    And maybe serge noire (weird funk not the...
  9. Re: If you already have a lot of fragrance but want another, do you buy the smaller size or larger ?

    This, unless it's something I already know I'm going to finish one bottle or already have.

    Also if I get the smaller size and don't feel like wearing it anymore, I just don't feel that guilty...
  10. Re: 3 New Parfumerie Generale's - Arabian Horse - Vetiver Metale -Coze Verde

    Arabian horse was the most interesting of the lot for me, reminded me a bit of l'ombre fauve in the animalic aspect but darker. It made sense knowing it was cuir venenum remix.

    There's one that...
  11. Re: A peppery treat: The Green Carnation by Friendly Fur

    I think the first release (with optional fox fur) was aerosol in a tube bottle.
    This one I only saw with the dropper as in the picture.
    Didn't know it was Buxton. Is the first one also him?
    The...
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    Poll: Re: The Smokeout

    Extrait de Tourmaline Noire mon ami :vrolijk_26:
    Just get your obession fulfilled already :evil:

    Sorry can't compare with Arso as tried it before a while back but can't exactly remember how it...
  13. Thread: SoOud

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    Re: SoOud

    ok thanks for the info
  14. Thread: SoOud

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    Re: SoOud

    I didn't test it on skin, just remember the topnotes on paper.
    I'm curious though. If you've applied on skin, is the drydown/evolution more similar to nr or does it stay more linear like the...
  15. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    I second agaraura/oriscents if you want to explore the real oud thing deeper.

    some suggestions that might also help smelling aspects of it right off the bat :

    dior lixirs prcieux OUD ...
  16. Thread: SoOud

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    Re: SoOud

    It's a good house in the oriental genre. I remember it didn't get that much attention here maybe because of the oriental oud name marketing thing, but I think the fragrances are good, definately not...
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    It's not less smoky than the original, it might be too much for you but I encourage you to try it if you get the chance, just to compare

    I don't have a sample of the eau de parfum anymore but from...
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    Hi, got it from "sens unique" boutique in France. It was the only place where I could find durbano's fragrances in Paris at that time. Maybe still is I don't know.. They had the eaux de parfum and...
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    Re: Black Tourmaline Extrait de Parfum

    If you like the eau de parfum, I strongly recommend the extrait. It's much more satisfying in my opinion.
    It has a certain depth the eau de parfum does not. The eau de parfum is much lighter-airy...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 3rd of December

    Silver Musc

    optional testing on the field :grin:
    : Versilia Vintage Ambra Mediterranea on right arm
    bois d'ascse on the left

    oh yeah it's a mess :happy:
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    Re: Profumum Rosae Mundi

    deleted..

    sorry was talking about Rosamunda, my bad
  22. Re: what perfume have you wore the most in the last 1 year time?

    invasion barbare
    opus VI
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    Re: Wats everyones top 5 favorites?

    right now

    invasion barbare
    opus VI
    chypre palatin
    puredistance m
    Uden
  24. Re: New Francis Kurkdjian Scent coming.... Named Amyris!

    true,
    I also believe they're going to sell quite well, I got that impression on the man version.
    I think they are more approachable but didn't find them that great, we'll see
  25. Re: Which cheapie did you wear in high school that got you massive compliments?????

    polo sport, ck one, l'eau d'Issey..
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    Re: Amouage Interlude Man - 2012

    The smokiness I got from the man version did remind me vaguely of Tribute, not as dense with some sweetness however I find both too smoky for me. I much prefered the woman version (quite unisex imo),...
  27. Re: I want a fragrance that can make me feel like I'm in an exotic spice / incense world country

    opus IV
    opus VI
    idole de Lubin
    coz
    ..
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    Great buys! Enjoy!
  29. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    I voted yes with utopia, cause I'm also interested in hearing women's opinions on that subject, which is perfume and perfume only in that case here, however I guess it would be really hard to keep it...
  30. Re: Xerjoff, oud series ..are they made with natural agarwood...?? Or synthetic..?

    From my small experience with real oud oils, I have to say when I smell Zafar, I tell myself there's no way this one doesn't contain real oud. In fact I would suggest it to people who want to...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    Barbarian Invasion!
  32. Re: Mona di orio, nombre d r collection, your opinion the 3 ( three ) best

    +1 on this and your gambling spirit! lol
    you should buy their samples, there's a nice set including all the line, I think the last one rose is also in it.
  33. Re: The " best " niche house in your opinion...mention just one (1 )......"the very best "

    I can't name just one :tongue: a few very best based on quality imo
    Xerjoff, MDCI,
    wish there were more from Puredistance!
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    Re: Puredistance M - Spray or Dab?

    I also spray with the 17.5ml tube however it's powerful stuff,
    the roll-on idea sounds really good, cause 2 sprays can be really loud sometimes
    this fragrance is great, one of the best purchase...
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    Re: Which fragrances are TRULY original?

    I'd say Blask is one of them
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    http://www.olfactivestudio.com/media/wysiwyg/lumiere-blanche/lumiereblanche-fragrance.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    This shop is nice! Didn't have a lot of time to explore though..Funny cause I remember I bought that "Lin" sachet, actually a few for gifts, also one that smells of melon :)
    I think it was in...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    Other coromandel options could be: Xerjoff Richwood ( Coromandel's killer imo and father lol)
    you can also try Dior Patchouli Imprial,
    I have a bottle of Coromandel but don't use it a lot these...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    http://www.thescentcritic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/PureDistance-M.jpg
    feeling good :)
  40. Re: Xerkoff - have they a branch in paris ???

    jovoy is not over, check out the store at 4 Rue de Castiglione, the older address carries their scents only I think
    also, sens-unique 13 Rue du Roi de Sicile
    both have Xerjoff
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    Re: The most expensive smelling scents?

    update:
    puredistance m
    invasion barbare
    japon noir
    jubilation xxv
    xerjoff homme/richwood
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    Re: Xerjoff Kobe.

    nope for the galeries lafayette in Paris
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2012

    http://olfactoria.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/myrrhiad.jpg?w=640
    http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSD9ksfCzrOLwggr1vLLkctZXuIGcBtGhUzbc032dGH7ONDANoD
    :rolleyesold:
  44. Poll: Re: Battle of the Guerlain's: Cuir Beluga vs. Gourmand Coquin vs. Spiriteuse Double Vanille

    In your case I would choose Spiritueuse double vanille, you won't be dissapointed imo.
    In mine, I'm going with cuir bluga soon enough cause I already have spiritueuse and been delaying the purchase...
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    Re: Best Amouage leather scent

    I also find the subtle leather note in Dia man similar to the one in Cuir Bluga, however Dia is not sweet at all.
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    Re: The problem with Tonka Imperiale

    Smells very nice but for me the problem is the sweetness, weird cause I like sweet scents such as Ambre Narguil,
    I also find it a little bit feminine.

    I don't smell similarities with Mona's...
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    Re: First Impression of Musc Ravageur!!!

    For me it's the opposite, I don't find the opening that pleasant but I like the drydown
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    Re: Samples - Uden or Kobe...

    Apom has better projection and longevity than Kobe on me, however Kobe has that superior quality feel. I also agree on the dirtier side of Apom while Kobe is a bit less heavy scent I think, tough...
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    Re: Myrrhiad alternatives?

    Yes exactly the same here,
    Also I tried to overdose and it just didn't happen, made me want to sniff some more, never felt like I put too much. It kinda contains itself on my skin, doesn't feel...
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    Re: Myrrhiad alternatives?

    Actually I'm curious. I know I'll get it, nothing wrong with it so far, tested from a friend's bottle.

    But you never know, since so many basenoters are sniffing scents all around the world, there...
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    Myrrhiad alternatives?

    Hi, I'm looking for some alternatives to Myrrhiad by Huitime Art,
    any of you know something similar or that reminds you of this one in any aspects?

    I was looking for a soft sweet scent, was...
  52. Re: Tom Ford Noir De Noir is just freaking unbelievable

    Leans a bit more on feminine side imo, but great nonetheless!
    I'll get this one day :)
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    Re: looking for a summer tea scent

    you can also try Myrrhiad by Huitime Art which contains black tea absolute
    Epic woman by Amouage (could be cloying though especially in summer)
    Osmanthus interdite by Parfum D'Empire
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    Re: The Best Neroli?

    I have Apom pour homme and Neroli Portofino, however I'm sampling Kobe right now and in term of quality you can tell it's really really good.. Def worth checking this one.
    Apom and neroli portofino...
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    Re: Which fragrance for taking a shower?

    Wow you guys took it to another level! lol
    I don't do it but I kinda get it ..
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    Re: Fahrenheit Absolute , thoughts ?

    I like it, different from the original classic, I prefer this one actually
    I agree it's a modern masculine with great longevity and quite a presence
    however could be cloying if you apply too much,...
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    Re: Today i bought: April 2012

    12803

    12804

    12805
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    Re: NICHE gourmands

    Got me some Felanilla recently, I have to say, it's a really nice fragrance, big :thumbsup: for me
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    Re: Are these the only

    also 1942 Nobile Ambra
  60. Re: Help! Need to know where I can buy Stephanie de St. Aignan perfumes

    Hello Susan37, they have it at Sens Unique
    Try their online shop or call them

    http://www.desfragrances.com/parfums/stephanie-de-saint-aignan/embruns-d-ambre.html
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    Re: (( attn: Basenoters ))

    Themoogle, don't have to wait for noir de noir, just sue basenotes already lol

    at least you've tried many interesting (or disgustingly interesting lol) scents AND survived right?
  62. Re: Do two sets of samples? Which of the two?

    first
  63. Poll: Re: Which would you choose between these 4...

    Spiritueuse double vanille for me
  64. Re: Xerjoff 1861 - Springtime/Summertime Bottled!

    Just saw it at 180 euros for 100ml, it's actually one of the cheapest from this house.
    Sounds really good from your review
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    Re: H&G: Blask, anyone tried it?

    This one is weird, I loved it on paper, was about to grab a bottle then applied it on my skin and it turned odd, quite interesting though. Nothing reminds me of straight to heaven that I also own and...
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    Re: Agaraura Oud Chypre

    Sounds tempting,
    by the way how do you compare Oud Chypre with Tropica, if I'm not wrong they both contain borneo oud, which one do you prefer?
    Everytime I found those pure oud oils and mukhallats...
  67. Re: MFK Oud + Amber Oud = BIG Disappointment for me

    I agree, I was also expecting something different from those two oud fragrances.
    To me they are pretty oud scents, more on the feminine comforting side (MFK oud). Not bad scents at all but not...
  68. Re: Most complex fragrance you have ever experienced?

    Onda also comes to mind right now
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    Re: Similar to Xerjoff Richwood ..

    I think I just cried lol My hope did last less than 12 hours.
    Yeah it cost 500 euros for 100 ml here.
    Seems quite dense rich and long lasting indeed. Lucky you, enjoy the frag!
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    Re: Similar to Xerjoff Richwood ..

    LOL! Let's hope so then..
    I didn't expect to like it so much, was about to get some, and then.. Price tag made me think twice!
    However beautiful stuff :(
    Hoping for an alternative, but this...
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    Similar to Xerjoff Richwood ..

    Anything in mind similar to Richwood?
    Thanks.
  72. Re: Going to Paris, France. Want to buy 1 x Kilian and 1 x Montale - any recommandations ?

    It's too bad you won't have time to sample, in case you have some I suggest you 2 quick locations,

    Printemps department store, they do have many niche perfumes including Kilian
    and if you're...
  73. Re: Just blind bought Muscs Koublai Khan...

    Funny I'm testing the wax sample on skin and my mind went.. 69 position :grin:
    No homeless for me, just 69 and yeah, bottom 69 vibe, with style nonetheless lol Interesting..
    Glad you enjoy it...
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    Re: your top 5 sexiest fragrances

    currently,

    Duro
    Homage
    Spiritueuse double vanille
    Straight to heaven
    Green irish tweed, Millsime Imprial, Reflection man
  75. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    THIS!



    +



    that
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    Re: Kings of Laundry.

    I like Tom Ford Musk Pure for that matter, I think it has tonka jasmin and musk.. :)
  77. Re: Which two cologne scents do you like to wear layered together?

    Recently found some interesting combo that I like, Homage attar with Guerlain's spiritueuse double vanille, also SDV with Duro.
    I read someone doing the black aoud /dark aoud, hmm interesting! I...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Oud

    Tested it briefly on paper at the store, well the oud must be there but I can't detect it at all after a few hours (on paper). First impression was quite positive, well blended, a bit sweet, powdery...
  79. Re: What is your favorite Les Exclusifs de Chanel Fragrance? What is the best?

    for me, sycomore and bois des les
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    Re: Summer Musc

    I'd go with Dans tes bras (really nice on hot days when the sun hits the skin) or Musk pure (when colder, haven't tested this in summer yet).
  81. Poll: Re: Favorite rose scents (another rose thread... now with poll!)

    Homage, portrait of a lady, noir de noir for me :)
  82. Re: A scent that is intriguing, comforting, sexy, classy, bold and enchanting, all in one!

    Hi, sorry I don't remember smelling Anglique encens so I can't compare.
    I prefered Lyric man to the woman from Amouage but then found Homage and decided to go for it as I got impressed by its...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs. Jubilation XXV

    Both are nice but I might favor Jubilation XXV, I do find Tobacco Vanille a bit cloying sometimes..
  84. Re: A scent that is intriguing, comforting, sexy, classy, bold and enchanting, all in one!

    I own and love Homage, I think you should go for it, it's so beautiful that it might fit all at the same time + even the things you said lol

    however I also suggest you to try:

    Tom Ford noir de...
  85. Re: Which should I wear for when she's near?

    24, she might love Ambre narguil! If she doesn't, bare in mind her friends might lol I'd go with that :grin:
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    Re: A love that BN just doesn't understand?

    ASAQ incandescence
    SoOud in general, price might be a bit high but quality is there imo
    Six scents 087#, thanks to the basenoter that recommended it a while back :smiley:
    ..
  87. Re: Do you think Guerlain L'instant Pour Homme Extreme is overrated?

    Yes,
    it's not a bad scent at all, smells quite pleasant to the nose in general but for me has a bit of a too mature old vibe, a little bit boring and quite safe, too nice maybe. Can't picture me...
  88. Re: Allergy? Irritation? Bergamot? Too much sniffing?

    I had a similar experience when I began my journey, some sinus infection because of too much fragrance sniffing.
    My advice: wash your nose, smell less scents first, when you smell, do not inhale...
  89. Re: Dior Fahrenheit Absolute....Any Opinions

    A great find, I was approaching some Dior's counter looking to replace my Dune's empty bottle when an SA smiled at me and said : "Hmm.. Fahrenheit Absolute?" I remembered reading some positive stuff...
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    Re: Sexy and clean at the same time?

    right now my mind is on Musc Pure by Tom Ford, my laundry should smell like that but the price is def not sexy nor clean lol
    >Otherwise Green Irish Tweed works for me if you add classy.. Rive gauche...
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    Sexy and clean at the same time?

    What fragrances do you find sexy and clean?
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    Re: Battle of the rose/oud combos!

    +1
    I own 12 ml of the white box version, for me very hard to beat if you're looking for best "rose" and "oud" combo,
    however I'm interested in trying arabian oud's King Fahred as mentioned,
    ...
  93. Poll: Re: Out of the 5 most reviewed men's fragrances on BN, which do you like best?

    can't go wrong with green irish tweed, a safe choice
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    Re: Oud Malinau layered with M7

    Hmm nice thread, makes me want to experiment more,
    i'm curious about what other combos people found interesting

    on the street once I met an egyptian woman in the fragrance industry who told me...
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    Re: WORST Blind Buy?

    black afghano, interesting but can't wear it
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    Re: best "clean-cut" fragrance

    you might like grey vetiver
  97. Re: What's the ONE women's fragrance that drives you men crazy? And why?

    Une fleur de cassie on a sexy elegant Woman :coolold:
    Tom ford noir de noir
    SoOud Nr
    Chanel bois des les and more chanel
    Pure virgin TDC
    By kilian back to black
    Byredo rose noire
    Montale red...
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    Re: Most "relaxing" perfumes

    Nice thread :)

    kyara koutan
    Homage
    Une fleur de cassie
    Al jana
    Ambre narguil
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    Re: Black Afgano by Nasomatto is back!

    Wooow 5 sprays of black afghano, that's a lot! It will modify your genes and get passed on to future generations, I also believe 5 sprays on fabric will last for the next 200 years lol

    I got that...
  100. Re: Name a few head turning men's fragrances...

    for me,
    L'air du dsert marocain
    oud wood
    al jana
    spiritueuse double vanille
    +100 on noir de noir for sure

    black afghano, no doubt I think a 100% chance, sometimes not in a good way lol...
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