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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    A is for Angel by Thierry Mugler
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    X is for Xerxys Rouge by Givenchy
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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    Bukit Bintang is littered with Arab traders selling Attar Oil, as well as Oud Oil at affordable prices. They also sell oil-based scent replicas of popular scents (as Muslims cannot touch alcohol...
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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    Another update: Isetan KLCC now carries a sizeable stock of L'artisans. Hope they bring back The Different company next!!
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    there's another mantra that pops up around here once in a while:

    "the vintage smells so deep and complex that it makes hipsters cry, while the reformulated ones are so watered down you can almost...
  6. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    another note that is very rarely used is the Chinese rice flower. Legends associated with it is that one can smell it from 7 miles away, so its known as the "fragrance of 7 miles" in the cantonese...
  7. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    That is interesting because Durian is a hate or love thing. I'd expect that ELDO would do something like that, or maybe demeter, but on dilluted levels Durian actually does give out a floral-fruity...
  8. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    The one accord I would like to smell in perfumes is...durian.


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    Odor profile: Pungent, milky, floral, green, sweet. I love the fruit. yum.
  9. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Annick Goutal's Mandagore supposedly contains it as well. Hmmm....
  10. Thread: Rare Notes

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    Re: Rare Notes

    Mmmm i kinda think of Ikea's elderflower syrup. If the scent profile is the same its just a sweet, transparent floral with honey accents.
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    Re: New from Guerlain: Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde

    I dont know why but i feel like they discontinued Guerlain Homme L'eau and rebottled it as this. I have that feeling. hmm.
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    Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    We have the same problem here in Malaysia. How I get around it is by saying that im testing it as a gift for a female friend, then brush off their other recommendations. We have to remember that...
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    Re: Anything Similar to Sycomore?

    I havent, but I have a decant of EN from MFJ circa 2010 and a decant from a friend who bought his in 2013, have each one on my wrists, and i can pretty much confirm that the smoky earthy tone from...
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    Re: Anything Similar to Sycomore?

    Encre noire is strikingly similiar to Sycomore, the recent reformulation removed the earthy quality it used to have (which I love :() You should give EN another try, especially one from a recent...
  15. Re: What is the best Oud fragrance to use as a reference point?

    I live in asia and oud oils are easy to procure. I have around 10ml of Cambodian Oud oil for reference and comparison which i aquired for around 12USD. It seems to open with animalic/fecal notes then...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Heritage vs. Chanel Egoiste

    I love both equally. It's like my twin babies. Asking me to choose is like asking me to choose between my left and right....hand.

    I wouldnt consider heritage as a spicy oriental. It's more towards...
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - Bottle Worthy?

    GHLEB is actually quite versatile for the flanker of a flanker. I personally prefer this over GHLE. When I smelled GH what came to my mind was "top notes plz" but GHLE was just too weak and lacked...
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    Re: New Dior Homme flanker?!

    Ooh thanks.

    If it's a Macy's exclusive, i'll probably just get a decant. Cant wait to see how much more Dior Homme can evolve
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    SOTD: Heritage EDP + EDT = intense floral! The floral notes have been amped up and there is so much more depth now!
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    Re: If I like Heritage..I will like?

    Zino (davidoff) and Bois du Portugal (Creed) is said to be very similiar to heritage.

    A friend said that Raquets Forumla (Penhaligons) has the same vibe too
  21. Poll: Re: Which one is indispensable to your wardrobe: Égoiste or Antaeus?

    Egoiste, hands down.

    I like Anateus too but still Egoiste takes the prize.
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    New Dior Homme flanker?!

    Saw this post at my local perfume forum. He claims that this is a new flanker. When i questioned him for the source he got all defensive and touchy.

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    CDOV reformulation?

    I just bought a bottle of concentre d orange verte in the orange box, not the green one and the top notes smell like a miniature that i got many years ago, but the mid notes go salty? is it due to my...
  24. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    for me it's Ck, Boss and Armani. ugh and ugh.
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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    Tangs in 1U now carries Miller Harris, but only 9 fragrances from the range.
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    Tam Dao can easily fullfil my sandalwood cravings, but at the same time it lacks depth and it falls apart as cedar + coconut. It does smell like pieces of sandalwood tho.

    L'instant de Guerlain's...
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    Re: I'm Loving Guerlains Heritage EDT

    I have both and the EDP is much richer, the EDT is much more transparent with bergamot as opposed to orange. The EDP is thicker in consistency but both gives the suede creme brulee texture. Also,...
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    Re: Where to buy what in malaysia.

    Acca Kappa still maintains a small counter in Parksons 1U.
  29. Thread: Fakes at amazon

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    Re: Fakes at amazon

    I see. so in general amazon does not have much fakes and its safe to get stuff from them. The link earlier does not ship to my country so im going with this one:...
  30. Thread: Fakes at amazon

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    Fakes at amazon

    Just wondering, what are the chances of having a fake perfume sold in amazon?

    Would this be a fake by any chance?
    ...
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    Re: Fragrances you don't wear in public

    Muscs Khoublai Khan. It is so subtle that there's almost no reason to wear it in public. Lots of reasons to wear it before sex though
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    Re: Favorite Guerlain Fragrance?

    MdM is an amazing classic Guerlain, but Heritage is just as good. Also Habit Rouge EDP.
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    Re: guerlain homme l'eau v homme l'eau boisee

    I prefer l'eau boisee because the EDT reminds me too much to kenzo power.
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    Re: Thoughts on Guerlain L'Eau.

    L'Eau is just the topnotes from Homme. I own a bottle of L'eau boisee and it is an excellent fragrance. The lime and the mojito accord is always there and the subtle vetiver makes it great to wear on...
  35. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    Laura Tonnato Albi: the lemon moss is nice at first, then the moss turns into a very fishy sort of scent thats a turn off after a while.

    Also, Kouros which i swapped it over because the clove in...
  36. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    Torn between Eau Duelle and Tam Dao.
  37. Re: Frags that emit the essence of a HUGE fruit cocktail.....

    Allure homme for men. smells like berries, but then cocktail would apply too
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    Re: how to remove a fragrance from your skin

    usually hot water removes it for me
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    Re: Just one fragrance house?

    Guerlain. no doubt.
  40. Re: Guerlain L'Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme VS Dior homme intense?...

    Guerlain is more of my type, if i had to choose, but DHI is good too for those days where you wanna smell ubiquitous
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 23rd of November

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    yes, it's mitsy im wearing and im a guy!

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    yes, it's mitsy im wearing and im a guy!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, Nov. 22th, 2012

    Guerlain Mitsouko
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    Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I applied MdM on one wrist and scoot off to the mall and squirted some jicky on my other arm, and i am wearing CpM.

    MdM's animalic side came out when contrasted against CpM. MdM had a citrus...
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    Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Hey guys,

    I have a bottle of CPM and a sample of MdM. Now I'm a Guerlain freak but i am not sure if CPM smells similar enough to MdM to buy MdM?

    I enjoy the dusty elegant smell of both.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    the other disappointing part about this scent is that it dissappears in 1-2 hours and you need 6-10 sprays to get it to last the whole day.
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    Re: Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee

    I just bought my bottle, and while i like it while it lasts, it turns to a skin scent later during the day. The vertiver here is magical, almost like the one found in encre noire but softened with...
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    Re: Scents that you want to make into perfumes

    oriental mung bean soup. sweet and aromatic :D
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    Re: Guerlain classics worn by men

    I wear L'heure bleue EDT and EDP and EDT versions of Mitsouko. both smell great on me. It's more masculine than most other scents in the market.
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    Re: Favourite white shirt scent?

    YSL Live Jazz
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    Re: The Quest For Power Powder - - -

    Heritage EDT (not EDP)
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: Guerlain L'Instant PH v L'Instant PH Extreme

    the EDT smells more aromatic and lighter compared to the EDP. The EDP has more intense cocoa but the sandalwood has been toned down to none. Many notes in the EDT is also missing from the EDP: the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday July 8th, 2011

    Mitsouko EDT
  53. Re: What fragrance would you love if it was toned down?

    A*men. oh wait there's already l'instant extreme
  54. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    With that said, ive seen a few shops resealing the cellophane tape on the box with a heated blade, in full view of the customer.
  55. Re: FRAGRANCE THREADS that should be avoided like the Plague!

    you forgot the threads that go "OMG *insert name of perfume* IS THE BEST EVERRRRRRRRRR." the lack of these threads these days makes reading BN so much more fun :)
  56. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Actually i have had an experience like this with the local shopping mall which i visit to sample fragrances back in 2009. The SAs eventually ignored me which i found very rude, because i did not buy...
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    Re: Most Influential Fragrances?

    wait for it....aqua di gio

    *runs away from the BNers brandishing pitchforks*
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    Re: Serge Gainsbourg - Niche Fan

    i love gainsbourg's songs. He's a genius and till now i dont think anyone else can surpass his creativity and his impact to french culture.

    still love initials bb and bonnie & clyde
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    Re: A Prince without a Fragrance???

    eau de tantrum tiara? O_O
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    Re: The best thing I heard an SA say...

    at the Guerlain counter in KLCC, Malaysia

    me: *pointing at Shalimar* Can I test these?
    SA: But thats for the ladies.
    me: I'm testing it for my friend
    SA: But that's a very old lady perfume....
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    I love Egoiste and Pour Monsieur, the les exclusifs are too out of reach, allure homme is vile (sweet, sticky mess)

    I love all my Guerlains. l;instant, mitsouko, coriolan, l'heure bleue, heritage,...
  62. Re: LVMH to insource the manufacturing of their fragrances

    i hope this is good news and that the rest of the LVMH perfume portfolio would be restored to their original glory. Vintage samsara returning anyone? or perhaps, parure and derby recreated for...
  63. Re: What bottles will (unfortunately) last forever

    i have a few: Live jazz and bulgari aqua marine. both impulse/regret buys and about 40% remaining (so no use selling) and widely available. Then there are the ones i love: heritage and l'instant...
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    Re: The Subject is Sandalwood fragrances

    a good sandalwood (but cocoa dominated) would be l'instant PH edp. You could also try the vintage version of Samsara. Egoiste has sandalwood but its too blended with vanilla and musk for it to be...
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    Re: Guerlain, Guerlain, Guerlain ,

    we only have one season here, just different weathers:

    habit rouge, vertiver for the hot days

    heritage, habit rouge edp, l'instant edp for the cold days or in air conditioned conditions
    ...
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    Re: Which fragrance matches YOU?

    l'instant de guerlain PH and probably Heritage. or them layered would be my personality lol.
  67. Re: What's worst than being around with someone who's wearing A*men on a hot summer day?

    At least its not some fat lady wearing lots of black orchid joining the crowd.

    A*men + Black Orchid + Summer = FATALITY
  68. Poll: Re: The ultimate classic French niche house... Head to head

    By a huge mile, Guerlain especially in terms of availability and complexity of their stuffs.

    As much as i do enjoy homme l'eau its still not good enough for a purchase for me..
  69. Re: I would like to know what you grade these men's fragrances? 1 = worst and 10 = best

    YSL M7 - 7

    Encre Noire by Lalique - 8

    Chanel Allure Homme - 2

    Chergui by Serge Luten - 7

    Creed GIT - NA
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    Re: Fragrance insults / back-handed compliments

    once in a while some ladies would go "why do you always smell so nice?" when i wear Heritage (EDT) and Egoiste

    When i wear Black Orchid, my assistant manager who is a woman who rarely uses perfume...
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    Re: Best examples of fragrance marketing hype

    marketing hype: creeds. whatever they did worked like a charm because everyone talks about creeds. Guerlain tried to provoke something similiar but failed.

    fragrance marketing overhype? a*men pure...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver or Terre d'Hermes ?

    Guerlain vertiver over TdH for me. I like my vertiver with some tobacco
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/CHANEL_POUR_MONSIEUR_M.jpg
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    Re: Top 5 most overhyped.

    TdH - salty orange and vertiver base. omg so revolutionary!! NOOOOTTTTTT

    Creed - I wonder why dont smell like the best perfume ever on skin and paper when i test them at the mall...dont tell me...
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    Re: Suggestions for a challening fragrance

    musc khublai khan
    cuir ottoman
    ambre sultan
    M7
    Kouros (cant believe this isnt in the list!!)
  76. Thread: Habit Rouge EDP

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    Re: Habit Rouge EDP

    Count me in as a huge fan.

    The gorgeous vanilla-aoud base is incredibly heavenly.
  77. Re: Post Pictures of Your Fragrance Collection: Part V

    omg duckie your collection is to die for!! i guess its one of the things that comes with being a duke :P
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    Re: Do any mens fragrances smell like a bakery?

    current formulation of Heritage EDT (EDP smells different!)

    the drydown of l'heure bleue EDT
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    Re: A* Men Pure Oud at 2012

    Pure Manfred.

    cant they be more creative? oud?
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 22 March 2011

    L'heure Bleue
  81. Re: Thread for those who own 10+ fragrances of the same house

    L'instant Homme (EDT+EDP)
    Habit Rouge(EDT+EDP)
    Heritage(EDT+EDP)
    Mitsouko(EDT+EDP)
    L'heure Bleue
    Coriolan

    awww one Guerlain short! hmmm
  82. Re: Which fragrance best conjures up the idea of "Forest" for you and what type of forest is conjure

    Guerlain Vertiver: A cedar forest with lots of undergrowth with a deep cool green pond in the middle.
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    Re: Got my L'Instant Guerlain Extreme in today!

    congrats and welcome to le clube!

    now compare this to A*Men :P
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 20, 2011

    Guerlain Vertiver
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    Re: Wow, I like Guerlain Vetiver?

    im wearing it today and im just 25. and loving it.
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    Re: Do cologne go stale even if its NIB

    Aside from the faded topnotes, you wont miss much action.
  87. Poll: Re: Dior (Homme, Sport, Intense) x Allure (Homme, Sport, Blanche) x Guerlain (Homme, Intense, Leau)

    i prefer l'eau over the rest. the original and intense smells like Kenzo Power.
  88. Re: What is the most "masculine" version of Mitsouko?

    i have both the EDT and EDP (both recent versions) now, and it smells more like Chanel Pour Monsieur with peach. However the EDT seems to dissappear after 3-4 hours.
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    Re: Breaking News: LVMH to take over Bvlgari!

    hmm bulgari black, aqua, aqua marine will not be missed. reformulate away!
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    Re: Wearing a fragrance not designed for your gender.

    what they all said ^

    and personally i wear l'heure bleue on rare occasions, with Mitsouko arriving from the post any day now.

    so screw gender connotations! if it works for you it works! With...
  91. Re: Scents you liked initially but grew to not like or even hate?

    Bulgari Aqua Marine - used to bath in this but then the calone really, really got into me after a while.

    YSL Live Jazz - When i respray this, it made me even wonder what made me bought this in the...
  92. Re: Let's make up some SILLY PERFUME THREAD TITLES here!

    OMG! fragrance xx is the best scent eveahhhhhhhhhh

    My opinion of fragrance y (because i just cant use the fragrance review thread, or i cant be bothered to start up a blog)

    Am I too old to wear...
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    Re: Help please! With CO2 Extracts

    how about dilluting them in oil, and then allowing the oil to marry with the alcohol like in the traditional method of perfumery?
  94. Re: Where to buy 1ml and 2ml (empty) glass sample phials cheap ?

    kiatbkk here sells em too, from thailand
  95. Re: Not so Sexy: The Health Risks of Secret Chemicals in Fragrance, Canadian Edition

    i find it funny that they seem to target only perfumes when the chemicals can be found in so many other things such as newspapers and plastic products.

    What about hair sprays? hair products? body...
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    Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    even when i wear 5 sprays, people around me say they dont smell it.
  97. Re: What cologne would fit the description of "A*Men Light"?

    l'instant EDP PH = A*men, minus the sugar.
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste - How Would You Rate This

    it smells of pure class and sophistication, although the initial, medicinal blast needs to be tolerated. Vanilla, ambrette musk and sandalwood smells like pure heaven!

    one of the best scents in my...
  99. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: worst Chanel reformulation ever?

    my 2008 bottle smells of a hint of herbal citrus... there;s so little citrus in this that its barely detectable and lots and lots of sweet-ish rosemary -moss. with that said, i usually need to use...
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    Re: Are there any "very wearable" ouds out there?

    Habit Rouge EDP has a very subtle and soft oud note that isnt as invasive as the one in M7
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