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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

    Ambre Noble
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    Re: What NEXT? Suggestions desired!

    Also adding:

    Boucheron pour Homme EDP and Jaipur Homme EDP
    Chergui (this one being on the subtler projecting, but still noticeable and statement making side)
    Creed BDP
    Eau Sauvage Parfum...
  3. Thread: Taif Rose

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Taif Rose

    To certain extents, both this one and certain Taif rose aspects in more noticeably unisex/male offerings like Habit Rouge, Guerlain Homme Intense (including at least one limited edition flanker of...
  4. Re: Blind-buy advice for my female partner based on her character

    Welcome!

    While with the disclaimer that it is just a very incomplete and perfectible fragrance recommendation, could consider at the very least testing (even if blind buying seems the main option...
  5. Re: what exact perfume notes you associate with "sexy"?

    In no particular order:

    gourmands, spices, florals, leathery and/or ambery-musky notes, Oriental/exotic hints on floral, spicy, leathery, gourmand notes, also certain
    (especially...
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    Re: Acqua De Parma - Colonia

    Seconded, plus also adding the Intensa and Essenza flankers of Colonia
  7. Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    Also in no particular order:

    Armani Eau pour Homme
    Knize Ten
    Creed BDP
    Aramis Tuscany
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Esencia Loewe
    Ambre Sultan
    Joint by Roccobarocco
  8. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    Seconding Lapidus pour Homme-when over-sprayed, it actually reveals even more complex facets of its wonderful development

    also adding Mugler Cologne-while quite the opposite of the fairly...
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    Re: Layering with Jovan musks

    Might consider and also recommend the possibility of layering with another musk, especially White Musk fragrance, including the male version of The Body Shop White Musk.

    Did happen to test both...
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

    Even if not discontinued, Eau Sauvage Fraicheuir Cuir might be among the ones of limited availability. Personally considering this one to be among the few noteworthy designer leathers and while not...
  11. Re: Be wearing cologne all my life, I just started on collecting..

    Welcome!

    Impressed and admiring your extensive lineup and strong appreciation for classics.

    Would personally even consider sticking with and recommend to focus mainly on the ones mentioned in...
  12. Thread: Taif Rose

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Taif Rose

    Loving especially the Guerlain take on this note.

    In addition, one particular fragrance enthusiast friend with far more experience in terms of scents than myself identified a hint of Taif Rose in...
  13. Re: Testers without cap...does it really matter?

    Fairly similar situation here, with one difference and/or addition.

    If really wanting to own a fragrance at all costs and only having to choose between testers with no cap and not owning the...
  14. Re: What is it I can't stand about these fragrances?

    As a fan of all these three scents and owning two of the three, might lack the possibility to identify with this but can still understand aspects found in all three that might displease.
    Luckily...
  15. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise or Lemon Line or something else

    Possibly also Lalique Homme EDP and Boucheron pour Homme EDP-admittedly citruses with actually less citrus and more floral, chypre, leathery and/or woody notes, but still not heavy nor overpowering...
  16. Re: Dolce & Gabbana Pour Homme vs Hermes concentrate d'orange vert

    Even if the performance of the second one might lag a bit behind the one of the first option, still preferring the Hermes mainly due to added complexity, suaveness and elegance while still remaining...
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    Re: Best budget (under ~$50) leather?

    Seconded, plus also GFT Spanish Leather (if not discontinued and thus prone to Ebay style price hikes), Avon Black Suede, Bogart Signature, a small bottle of Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir, Yves Rocher...
  18. Re: Do you prefer having one signature fragrance or having a small collection to choose from?

    A signature collection, no matter how small,offering some extra variety in addition to a signature scent alone
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    Lamborghini Feroce
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    Re: Second Fragrance

    Also adding D&G Intenso
  21. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Based on personal preferences, in otherwise no particular order other than the one in which they were posted at first
    (since most of the following 10 would qualify for the top spot, only the...
  22. Thread: Death

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Death

    It can still be, yet with fewer sprays.
    It is not a particularly loud nor invasive scent, but still quite strong and long lasting performance that can perhaps be easily feel like being over-applied...
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    Re: Adidas Moves is underrated

    Congratulations for getting this one and thank you for the extensive, informative review highly enjoyed to read.

    Personally can relate, at least in part, with many aspects mention about this...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    While relating with some points and especially the heavy promotion, abundant availability and bestselling figures on all the categories mentioned, was also quite lucky enough to find a few scents...
  25. Re: Does light ACTUALLY cause fragrances to expire prematurely or is that a myth?

    Would say that there can be a certain probability.
    However, should this happen, the light sources might have to be both very powerfully and continuously targeted on the fragrance bottle- which...
  26. Re: Do you sometimes smell alcohol from your initial sprays?

    If so, only minimal notes of this, very briefly-indeed for milliseconds and very rarely in the first place.
    Most if not all alcohol used for perfumery is or should be odorless anyway, therefore...
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    Re: Creed - Original Santal - Options?

    Possibly also, to a certain limited extent, Chanel Egoiste- while a differently structured sandalwood fragrance with few similarities to and more floral notes than Creed OS, might be worth looking...
  28. Re: Joop! homme-Mont Blanc individuel- Creed santal: are there similarities?

    While managing to identify a certain resemblance between Joop Homme and Creed OS, did not so far notice any resemblance of Montblanc Individuel with/towards either
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Designer, among others:

    seconding especially Opium pour Homme EDP (but any concentration/version, including summer limited editions might do) and Chanel Egoiste, while also adding the now...
  30. Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Even more so, TDH Parfum is another easily appropriate option.
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    Re: Fougère Starter Pack of 8. Your picks?

    Seconding among the aforementioned, not because of making the list more simplified but far more due to being some of the more brilliant fougeres ever tested, experienced and enjoyed especially:
    ...
  32. Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, either of these, while in no particular order, recommended with equal fondness for both the actual scent, but also its performance and the appropriateness for the...
  33. Thread: Death

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Death

    Strangely or not, both OMS and Royal Mayfair are personal favorite scents would-though quite personally and subjectively- never associate with death, unless death would be an experience in...
  34. Thread: Death

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    Re: Death

    Seconded, perhaps to a certain lesser extent, also G-Man by Gainsboro (as it also has a certain cold, sinister and distant feel, not so much scary as in a confusing and somewhat disconcerting,...
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    Re: Newbie - beginning a collection

    Welcome, glad you joined this wonderful fragrance community.

    From your list, preferring and thus likely to recommend Aventus and/or Neroli Portofino.

    Other possible recommendations would like...
  36. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    Another vote for l'Occitan, plus also l'Erbolario and Yves Rocher.

    Several favorites from these houses include, without being limited to: Verdon, Eau des Baux, Ginepro Nero, Periplo and Cuir...
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    Re: Cedar! Cedar!

    In no particular order:

    Cedar Woods by Woods of Windsor, Noble Cedre by Chopard, Cedro by Acca Kappa, Yves Rocher Eau de Cedre Bleu and Axe Cool Cedar (these two may have been affordable back in...
  38. Thread: Factice's

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    Re: Factice's

    No matter how decorative and visually stunning they may look from the outside, would ultimately not get one or more of these - unless they erroneously contain actual fragrance like mentioned...
  39. Re: La Nuit De L'Homme 2019 batch worth it?

    Judiing strictly based on a personal impression abouts ts performance, would say a quite definite yes
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Grey Flannel
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    Re: Will high heat damage my order?

    Welcome!

    Depends very much on the conditions and especially the temperature/heat during transport, but even so, the time interval might be too limited and thus luckily not causing any real damage.
  42. Re: Prada Luna Rosa Carbon or Prada L'homme? (projection mostly)

    Though the performance is good or at least decent on either, Prada l'Homme
  43. Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    Seconding Ambre Sultan, liking this one to the point of gladly recommending as a benchmark fine amber
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    Re: Disneyland Fragrances?

    If the following ones are in stock, would probably choose among all/any of these aforementioned classics would prefer in any other fragrance store anyway:

    Dior-at least one in EDP strength,...
  45. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Thank you again for the great responses, can relate especially with the constant fascination, keenness and interest for any vintage as well as current formulation of vintage Chanel, Guerlain and...
  46. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Happened to have a few Avon favorites as well, especially Wilderness among the now discontinued and little known outside Basenotes ones.

    Can relate with the feminine and masculine classics and...
  47. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Liking both very much in any version, especially if vintage
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
  49. Re: With the recent L’Oréal buyout of Mugler Azzaro Etc. Are You Worried?

    Not particularly worried, even if did not stock up on certain Azzaro and Mugler fragrances.

    While not having any certainty that it would work out fine, somewhat comforted by the thought that not...
  50. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    In such cases quite similar to this, usually taking a decision based on which one better suits the existing mood, even whim but also was worn less (while also causing, even if only very fleetingly...
  51. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Fascinating descriptions and insights to this already outstanding lineup
  52. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Glad to see many memorable solid classics featured.
    Also, can perfectly second especially Armani Eau pour Homme. And while also personally tending towards the vintage, would frankly appreciate any...
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    Re: Riviera Vacation - what do you take?

    While replying rather belated, would still most likely choose Mugler Cologne for this particular occasion.
  54. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Thank you for the reply, glad that so many great classics, including French designer and niche ones, can deservedly become and remain the mainstays and basics in fragrance wardrobes.
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    Re: Acqua di Selva but stronger?

    Taking the liberty to recommend at least too fragrances already in your wardrobe and thus costing you literally nothing (unless you want to backup on any of these):

    Cartier Roadster and Creed...
  56. Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Ladies and gentlemen of Basenotes, not later than yesterday came up with the idea of another (possibly) quite interesting Basenotes thread and question.

    Happening to watch yesterday a TV...
  57. Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    Chypres, citruses, leathers, gourmands, tobacco, vetivers and powerhouses (or powerhouse renditions of all of the aforementioned) are so far the personal favorites, mainly because nearly each scent...
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    Re: Any Organza fans?

    Personally admitting to be a fan of this particular one, even in any of its vintage version (s) and also including the one (s) from the late 90s.
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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance

    If the house of Lutens is mentioned and counts, Ambre Sultan and Feminite du Bois might quite likely also qualify.
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Mugler Cologne, if looking for an affordable EDC style option in EDT strength.

    In addition to this one, Caron pour un Homme remains a good traditional style rendition on a lavender rather than...
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    Welcome back!

    Also adding, among the very affordable and quite easily available unisex options yet also with good versatility: Herbae by l'Occitane.
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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance

    Among other, in otherwise no particular order: vintage Trussardi Uomo, Van Cleef&Arpels pour Homme or possibly also the more exotic, more spice dominated male and unisex options from the Xerjoff...
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Thank you for the recommendation - holding this house in high esteem and especially its vintage output, the price is fairly advantageous, almost bargain-tier, value for money
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Night pour Homme III
  65. Re: Grown man clothing (slacks, dress shirts, shoes and ties)

    Personally always had formal/suit slacks that can only be dry cleaned, while most dress shirts owned so far can be machine washed, since most are either 100% or high proportion cotton
  66. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Either TDH Eau Fraiche, Best of Chevignon or Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau (or possibly also a summer version/flanker of Azzaro pour Homme),

    as all of these manage to smell both tasteful even elegant...
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    Re: Keeping skin and hair moisturized

    Also adding the Dove Extra Sensitive moisturizers and other products, if available, from this very same product line
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    Seconding especially Jaipur Homme, Egoiste, Chergui, Endymion and Old Spice among the ones already mentioned and also adding vintage Heritage EDT which, for some reason, has a quite perceptible...
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    Re: One choice for:

    Tending to agree with an all situations allrounder and preferring to name a few would wear for any of these occasions with joy, enthusiasm and contentment, including yet also in no particular order: ...
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    Re: The Loewe House.

    Enjoyed so far quite a few fragrances from this house, especially (in no particular order) Esencia Loewe, Loewe Para Hombre, Agua de Loewe, several takes on Solo Loewe, both the regular Solo Loewe...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Thank you very much, indeed Havana it was
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Havana
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Might join the sync after a long (un-synced) absence, if either La Martina Hombre or Aramis by Havana (chosen from and judging based on the current personal fragrance lineup) might qualify.
  74. Re: why are juices refomulated and other questions

    In most cases, seconding this particular opinion: lowering manufacturing costs by (almost) any almost, often combined with an increasing range of versions/variations on/of one regular "main" scent...
  75. Re: What are the best/most reputable Clone Houses/Fragrances?

    At least, some Zara fragrances mange to bring out at a lower price, but admittedly also a (more or less) directly proportional quality ratio a few budget renditions of cotlier and more famous...
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Oddly or not, can really related with this particular experience due to another experience had with another feminine American fragrance. Long ago in the past, around 2000-2001 happening to have...
  77. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    While not being even remotely neither a fragrance sleuth nor expert, personally perceiving most Creed fragrances to smell more naturally than others.
    Even if this may just be, at least in part- a...
  78. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Tsar: Old formulation vs. New formulation

    While the vintage smells more powerhouse and has better performance, if really wanting to get this fragrance and only the current formulation was available, personally do still not perceive the...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Another non fictional example, sighted this time in a news coverage (strangely by a German radio station, admittedly with its own YT clips, rather than an Austrian TV channel) about a house which was...
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    Pretty much most of the current lineup is one single, steady and constant guilty pleasure.

    However, this particular guilty pleasure combines quite a few subcategories of distinct guilty...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    As unexpected and/or incredible as it may sound, Aventus a few days ago-during a schedule of running errands both at a few local stores and a few banks (therefore cannot differentiate nor precisely...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Feuilles de Verveine
  83. Re: Pick Top 5 Most Masculine Fragrances You Have Smelled?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, in no particular order:

    vintage Trussardi Uomo
    vintage Derby
    vintage Fendi Uomo
    most vintage Marbert fragrances, including but not limited to Marbert Homme ...
  84. Re: Hard to describe scents that are a bit 'futuristic' but still mass pleasing and enjoyable

    Inexpensive in terms of price, yet not cheap in quality while remaining an abstract woody sweet Middle Eastern EDP:

    Zeus by Kelsey Berwin does incidentally come in a dark blue bottle (and also...
  85. Re: Hard to describe scents that are a bit 'futuristic' but still mass pleasing and enjoyable

    Also adding both the feminine and the masculine Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne- neither the easiest to describe, both quite likely renditions of the modern abstract sweetness type quite common among...
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    Re: Bentley Intense vs One Million Prive ?

    Bentley Intense if having to choose and to recommend based on personal preference among these two
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    Have never worn fragrances before working out and only wearing deodorant while actually working out, while preferring regular coffee rather than fragrance for a caffeine kick (not just before working...
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    Also adding G-Man by Gainsboro
  89. Thread: Synthetic?

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    Re: Synthetic?

    Seconding mainly the opinion of The Good Life, among the various pertinent opinions and replies on this thread-
    personally considering that even if owning and having full access to a chemistry lab...
  90. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    Thank you for sharing.

    For now, would keep them away from fragrances or at least fragrances of this particular strength, since there is still plenty of time to decide later on whether fragrances...
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Happening to quite enthusiastically second his recommendation as well.
    Having a fairly long term and still existing fondness for Kelly Caleche.
    Personally being and remaining how amazed as to how...
  92. Re: Recc Me An Unconventional Summer Fragrance!

    From a personal viewpoint alone, seconding this fragrance as blind buy, as its quality and performance quite easily exceeds both its mostly inexpensive asking price and its comparatively...
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    Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    So far, have had fairly decent experiences with the following free gifts (most, if not all of these in the affordable price category):

    - a free envelope/ ase for IPad (possibly also non Apple)...
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    Re: Why Sauvage EDP

    While not owning either though being familiar with both, if having to choose only one of these, would go for Sauvage EDP.

    Albeit not being particularly keen on this fragrance and even if, the...
  95. Re: The Bogart Joint: Officially Un-Official House of Jacques Bogart Thread

    After so many great and informative recommendations, considering to get One Man Show Ruby Edition even blind - given the very low prices for this one where I live - ideally all at once:

    - for the...
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    Re: Oud Minérale

    Possibly also Quartz by Molyneux to a certain extent, should this particular fragrance have remained (relatively, quite) affordable
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    Re: Top-tier cacao scents

    Also adding Endymion by Penhaligon's, if you like cacao mingled with lavender, sage and a certain translucent, yet not extremely casual fresh notes, while Rochas Man is a great value for money...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Woods of Windsor Bergamot&Neroli
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    Re: BDC Parfum vs The One EDP vs YSL Ultime

    If having to recommend only one out of these, either BDC Parfum or, perhaps even more so, The One EDP
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    Re: Armani Eau pour Homme for winter?

    Owning, using and truly enjoying this fragrance, would say yes-likely one of the scents with best all weather versatility from this house and/or its fragrance range
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