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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    I've found this to be true also.
  2. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I see some responses critical of this statement, but just being honest, I love how you stated this: particularly by formulating with stretches the term. This isn't saying that the term can't be...
  3. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    What constitutes the community?
    Does anyone have a definition?

    Slightly different note:
    The term fans can be tacked on to many nouns: e.g. football fans, poker fans, Game of Thrones fans, etc....
  4. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    Great definition! I'd say the same idea holds with fashion also.
  5. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    I thought the Asperger's label had fallen out of favor.

    Reading through all these responses, I'm struck by this from the beginning:



    So, what is it beyond what you refer to as "stress...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    the somewhat controversial Grey Flannel! ...which I've enjoyed from time to time since 1995
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  7. Re: recommend the smell of quiet confidence for a nervous young man

    Although some poo-poo things like Curve or Paris Hilton for Men, I think both would fit these circumstances.

    For something with a bit more status---if that matters---BdC Edt.
  8. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    BB, I have never tried that. I imagine it's one you like?
  9. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    Xerjoff Mefisto
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    This would be a good time for you to review the Basenotes Code of Conduct.
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    Right, that's why I asked you to clarify because I couldn't imagine that "this is almost never the case" is referencing someone in the service industry being complimentary because that can help in...
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    What specifically is generally not true?
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    Re: Layton is such a compliment getter

    You've poorly supported your assertion that Layton is such a compliment getter. You've only given one example: a waitress handing you a check who has a genuine financial incentive (forthcoming tip)...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Gillette Series Cool Wave - it's a cheap aftershave that simply smells good.
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    I place my wager on...an oddball Avon.
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    Re: Top Releases for the 2010s

    Excellent. I appreciate the additional thoughts about Bracken Man. I'm definitely giving it a try. I'm a fan of this house.
  17. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    True!



    Maybe she's having some personal things going on...or maybe there's a good reason that's not evident.

    @Andy the frenchy, I like your statistical breakdown.
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    Also perfect for those who find themselves at a Christmas gathering where they sense their presence isn't wanted.

    As for me, probably Jubilation but I might change my mind.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Dia Man: of everything I've tried...and, in the big picture of things that's not very much at all!...but, I imagine I've tried out a few hundred different scents, and Dia, to me, is probably the...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I love the raised step effect. You've given me an idea of something to build for my collection. Thanks.
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    Re: Top Releases for the 2010s

    Great write-up BB. This is exactly the type of analysis that keeps me coming back to BN.

    I definitely must try Bat. Your description was interesting: "whether or not one likes the way it smells...
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    Re: Meeting an ex for coffee what should I wear

    You're a Creed loyalist, obviously, as you frequently refer to them as the good guys. Why not Silver Mountain Water? That works, imo, for any occasion.
  23. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    I'd say the real influence of YouTube reviewers (minus being able to examine actual data---I imagine nonexistent---showing a relationship of videos to sales) is probably reinforcement of the notion...
  24. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Celinman, very interested if you could rank the top ten variables of this competition.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    First things first, I wish to respect the conventional pattern observed:
    Happy Holidays, fanny!

    Second, gewoonBB...if you see this, I'd be curious to hear something about the first piece hanging...
  26. Re: I have not posted in 5 years, what did I miss ?

    You stopped regularly posting in September 2016.

    Which designer scents are you wearing?

    Concerning what you missed: someone might say, "a lot." Someone might say, "not much." And, an argument...
  27. Re: please can you talk about your experiences of Bowling Greene?

    I found the performance to be potent.

    Personally, I didn't care for the scent. But, if I did like it, it doesn't seem like one to wear in hot temperatures: except perhaps a very light application....
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Creed Acier Aluminum - I first tried this a few years ago, and I thought it was just too much. I'm glad I gave it another go today because this stuff:

    1. It's unlike any other cologne...
  29. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    My thought as well. I can't help but wonder...note, I'm not making a charge at any specific poster...but, your observation makes me wonder about whether the very thing we're speculating about on...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The glory!

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  31. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Hi, so I was probably being a little bit rhetorical. I think your answer is on the right track.



    Forget money, fame and cologne...a tall, charming, handsome man wearing clothes that fit is what...
  32. Re: Do youtube fragrance reviewers really have any influence?

    Jeremy Basenotes is helpful as a starting point.

    I'm not pandering---no reason to---in saying that with the availability of Basenotes, I can't understand why on earth someone would turn to these...
  33. Re: calm introvated magnetic mystirious inscrutable

    Probably Paris Hilton For Men. Nobody's going to know what you're thinking about. As far as whether everyone will "want to see through"...I can't make any promises about that part.
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    Re: Jazz Prestige appreciation

    I'm glad this old thread got bumped up because there's some great writing---analysis/descriptions of perceptions---in these posts. I also want to give the Prestige a try now.
  35. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    People are answering you, though. The consensus seems to be that the scents are overpriced and/or not that spectacular (overly sweet, too synthetic, etc.).

    Many BN members make the same...
  36. Re: PDM - Are they bribing all the youtubers or something?

    Why do you seem to have such an emotional investment in this?



    Indeed. These online connections don't satisfy everyone. That's for sure. And, in my view, it gives me some tiny bit of hope that...
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    Re: Introduction

    Welcome Leonardo giovani.

    Concerning the summer, see this:
    Best Summer Fragrance?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Initially I added some funny options, but truth is I do kind of like the idea of this naming scheme. And, it seems like something such as Sports would work as well.
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    Re: Amouage - Journey Man, review

    Hi Joe,

    I think it might be better if you simply concluded that Amouage's offerings might not be for you: in the spirit of different strokes for different folks. That's fine and how this hobby...
  40. Re: Montblanc Explorer...like Aventus or like Sauvage?

    I tried Explorer yesterday, and I was surprised by how much I liked it. My impression was very similar to what Diamond Joe said above. I think Explorer has its own identity. And, while there are...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    Personally I like TF Neroli Portofino Acqua and Bond 9 Eau de New York during cold temperatures. I also think that they're just as enjoyable in the cold: albeit, enjoyable in a different way.
  42. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    Whenever I come across juice used in this way it definitely registers. I agree that it seems to somehow connect to a toughness pretense. I also agree that macho affectations applied to perfume...
  43. Re: Top 10 women's fragrances for $60 or less

    I like Stella. I see it's available from Amazon for $55. I've given this as a gift. I can imagine people disagreeing, but it sort of reminds me of Silver Mountain Water. And, our esteemed Darvant...
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    Re: Best aftershave for under $10 on Amazon?

    I second this. Cool Wave is a gem. As far as the question of alcohol/drying: it doesn't seem to be a factor for me.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Tom Ford Vert des Bois - this one fully clicked in my brain for the first time today. I can't particularly name a separate note and get more of an accord that feels like sitting in the middle of a...
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    Re: any thoughts on Montale Moon Aoud?

    When I first tried Moon Aoud a few years back, I found it weird and unsettling. At the time, I saw Darvant had described it as "another great fragrance for lycanthropes and sleepless thinkers." That...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Montale Aoud Lime: personally, I wouldn't go much beyond one spray of this nuclear concoction. It opens like a sledgehammer of ugly, but an hour later it's humming with an unripe rose on oud and...
  48. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Presuming I understand this post correctly...it sounds like you own 8 bottles?

    There are 4 bottles you're keeping.
    Of the remaining 4 bottles you own, you're looking to get rid of 2 or 3 of them?...
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    Re: I'm a very lucky boy

    A very kind Basenoter indeed! I admit that I am curious to hear your take on this.
  50. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    I like how you put that GoldWine.

    Not to put too fine a point on this but where I said this:



    It would be better if I phrased it like this:


    I'd also add that for desire to have the...
  51. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    JF and similar clowns are small potatoes. All it takes to be the leading fragrance influencer is a lack of shame and the nerve to declare it so. What meaningful metric is there to establish that a...
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Hi Joe,

    I enjoyed reading your thoughts about Zino. I imagine you've read Henry Miller at some point. If you haven't, I think there's a good chance you'd like his books.
  53. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    You say, "Thanks for reading."
    I say, "Thanks for writing this. Great stuff."

    I got a kick out of "just so long as it isn't what the "normies" are wearing."
    lol - that line killed me.
  54. Re: Thanksgiving - choosing a scent for a day of family, friends, football and feasting

    Jubilation 25 often feels right to me for these type of occasions. I'll probably go with that tomorrow.
  55. Re: Creed Green Irish Tweed vs. Bond No. 9 Bleecker Street vs. Bond No. 9 Chez Bond?

    I wore GIT yesterday and Chez Bond today to do a comparison.

    For me, both are quite similar in smell until the base. I prefer GIT's base: which seems creamy, more nuanced, more interesting and...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Arguably, this thread is rather on-topic with little digressions: which raises the interesting question about what threshold of tangentiality must be crossed to be considered off-topic.

    It is...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    I agree with Jay's basic point that Basenotes is not the place for psychological diagnosis. I try not to go that route. Maybe once in a while I can slip towards that direction...I don't know...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    Yea, I wouldn't put it this way myself, but it's sort of what I was getting at. OP's inquiry---presuming it's serious---if indicating a general type of psychological approach to daily life would...
  59. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    Yes, thank you. Clickbait is a useful expression only if it implicitly indcates bad faith/deception. It's become either funny or predictably stupid how people now apply the term to effective...
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    Poll: Re: A dilemma on what to do with fakes...

    It seems we should presume that you face this same dilemma concerning throwing out any item made of glass or plastic?
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    How many scent of the day wearings do you think you could get out of the 10% that's left?
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    Re: Why the hate for PDM?

    Respectfully, this is an apples-oranges comparison.

    I'll presume you mean the expression modern advertising techniques to include YouTube reviewers being on the payroll while simultaneously...
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    Re: What should this guy wear? (Round 2)

    I imagine him wearing Old Spice.
    I think a good fit for him would be Grey Flannel.
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Memoir
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Although some might take this question to be facetious, I am here regarding it as a serious question.
    And, yes...I think he would be quite effective in that type of role.
    Insightful observation...
  66. Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    That accurately describes my experience with Dolce & Gabbana K. I had very low expectations and was rather surprised by how much I liked it. I'm actually considering getting a full bottle of this.
    ...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Gillette Cool Wave - at a nickel per ml, this cheapie aftershave, in my view, is perhaps the best fragrance value out there.

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    And, tspencer's fine glass bottle tutorial isn't even...
  68. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    I'm not doubting that this is probably how it works in many cases, but it's still amazing to me. To sell your integrity and reputation for a $200 bottle of perfume is just remarkable.

    Whether big...
  69. Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent?

    The first one that always comes to mind for me is Dior Homme EDT.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    The other times I tried this I thought it was okay. Today, Wild Fruits strikes me like great stuff.
  71. Re: The opinion, quick question, and recommendation thread

    Probably not what you had in mind, but, for me, this describes Hugo Just Different. I think it's a pretty solid cheapie.
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Somewhat to my surprise, it appears I only added perhaps three bottles and some decants this year.

    At the beginning of 2019, I felt like I had added a large amount of bottles rather quickly and...
  73. Re: Top Ten Weak Fragrances You Wish Would Last Longer

    For me, personally, Creed Erolfa. I'd definitely have a bottle and wear it frequently if it lasted a few hours. Of course, you mileage may vary from mine.
  74. Re: Use Glass to Turn Your Cheap Pinaud Clubman Aftershave into a Suave Smelling Scent.

    Ah, didn't think of that...thank you for the suggestion.
  75. Re: Use Glass to Turn Your Cheap Pinaud Clubman Aftershave into a Suave Smelling Scent.

    Thanks for the tutorial, tspencer.

    I have a plastic bottle of Brut aftershave, and I enjoy splashing some on once in a while. I have wondered, at times, whether the plastic bottle might have a...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Millťsime Impťrial - I feel like I'm just sort of starting to "understand" this one. It wears in a very interesting way: subtle, but also with a presence... difficult to describe for me.
  77. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    @Trilby Lark, I don't have anything to add except to say I enjoyed reading that. You are very good at this!
  78. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    I thought your post was very insightful, and I read it several times. In particular, this gave me something to think about:



    Smaller niche houses such as Zoologist...where do you feel they fit...
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    If I read this analysis correctly, the fitting perfume for a dandy is the perfume that the particular dandy in question has selected (based upon conception of self in respect to dandy's dandy...
  80. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    That's a very tough question. If the basic premise concerns how a particular capitalist nation's sort of market and culture/people/society interact... a lot of very different views have been...
  81. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Yes, very good summary of how things work in a macro sort of way. I agree that it's a bit depressing.
  82. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    Thanks for the response. Your point of view---as seen below---seems reasonable to me.
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    Great question. I was going to say either brown or dark gray, but then I saw Bavard's response, and that works for me also.

    Memoir is one that I've found extremely interesting with a surprising...
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    Re: The 1-Month Challenge?

    I drastically cut back on fast food a few years back. The positive effect that had on my life still amazes me.

    About wearing the same scent for an extended period of time: I've done that a few...
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    Re: Casual fragrances for teenage boys

    The two that immediately came to mind for me both happen to be very affordable options: The original Curve and Calvin Klein Eternity Summer 2016.

    Your question is sort of a difficult one, but...
  86. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    @Diddy, I use the term sort of liberally simply to mean something that holds my interest and stimulates my mind to think about something for a bit. I could have also used the term interesting.

    Did...
  87. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    I enjoyed reading that! Material like this and the passionate fragrance pontifications from people like Buysblind, L'homme Blanc, Colin, Darvant (to name just a few) is what keeps me visiting here.
    ...
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Yes, and your reply does a great job of representing a disturbing trend in our society. Some no-doubt effeminate and anonymous Internet tough guy with a smart ass reply to a serious critique.

    The...
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    Post 68 skism - I don't think it's right to publish that type of rumor here. You say, "if this is true or not I donít know." So, if you don't know that it's true, you should keep that information to...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Hi Joe, right that's a Sopranos reference. SMW is Silver Mountain Water by Creed.
  91. Re: You Tubers Peter/Fragranceview & Oswald/MrOz Brand Announcements. Videos Inside .

    Well, if that's the case...not trying to sound mean...but, I'm not interested in financing an amateur's learning process while there's already an entire world of unexplored options out there created...
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    Re: Which fragrances asked too much of you ?

    Interesting post.

    Ask too much
    Sunshine Man: while I definitely appreciate it, somehow it seems to want ownership of my day.
    Musc Ravageur: makes me feel like I'm manager of Bada Bing.
    Black...
  93. Re: Expensive smelling menís fragrances not necessarily high priced?

    Grey Flannel and Obsession. I would suspect that I might not have much agreement with those choices. One thing I wonder about is if it were possible to remove all previous knowledge and associations...
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    Re: Oh what to wear, what to wear???

    Although this event is over, just for fun...I would have gone with either Reflection or Jubilation.
  95. Re: Beverly Hills Polo Club: please share your experience/opinions

    :laugh: It all depends on who's wearing it. The man makes the clothes.
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    Re: Recommend me a Fruity/leather cologne?

    Based upon this post, the correct presumption would be that price is not a significant factor for Rce1993. There's no way of knowing, but since he makes no mention of a budgetary constraint, it is...
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    Re: Just sharing

    There's a BN member whom I've seen often discuss how his sense of style is a significant factor for him vis a vis scent selection. While I don't understand this point of view, it seems like it might...
  98. Re: If you wear by season, what do you wear in 50 to 65 degree weather

    I like Dior Homme EDT a great deal in the temperature range you listed.
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    Re: Just sharing

    I grew up in a family that was sort of poor. Is the same true for you?
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Hugo Just Different - I don't see this one mentioned much. For me, it creates the impression of mint and a sandalwood-creamy type of experience. I also find it to be blended quite well: very smooth,...
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