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  1. Re: what defines an "italian style" fragrance?

    That would be my first recommendation too. LOVE Acqua di Parma Colonia.
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    Re: Tired of all my fragrances

    Just wear fragrances less often. I am way less rabid about frags now. I still enjoy them a lot. Wear more of what you really love and let the others stay in the drawer.

    Tim
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    Poll: Re: Rochas Man vs Hanae Mori

    For me, HM by a wide margin.
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    Re: Reformulated: Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I agree that the latest Allure Homme EdT is weaker than the original, and I am glad I stocked up on the original. The same trend is evident in Platinum Egoiste also. That said, the new formulas are...
  5. Re: Great Men's Fragrances that Feature Immortelle

    Definitely Eau Noire. :-)
  6. Re: Givenchy Vetyver - Not much chatter, no love?

    It's a good vetiver fragrance. I picked up the modern formulation and if I didn't already prefer Guerlain Vetiver from the 2008 timeframe I would use the Givenchy more. I don't find it stunning at...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma. Colonial or Essenza

    I still feel that the original Colonia is fantastic and the epitome of classy. Men's citrus-rose-oakmoss done right.
    Colonia Assoluta is also a wonderful modern interpretation of the original. ...
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    Re: best exclusive Creed?

    Vintage Tabarome (the one in the Private Collection)
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur: where to buy EDT

    Thanks very much for the tip about strawberrynet. I was unaware they had it. I am glad to hear they are a reliable seller.

    The last bottles I bought were found at the Duty Free USA store at the...
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi

    His scents tend to have less development over time than the better designer scents [this is an oversimplification, but useful], but they do seem to be made with very good ingredients. Sandalo is...
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    Re: Manly Chypre

    That one. :thumbup:
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    Just when I think that Niche is an over-hyped category, I recall the Frederic Malle line and realize there are some Niche houses that really are worth major discussion and exploration. These scents...
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    Re: Best Drugstore Fragrance?

    Aspen
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    Re: Chanel ANTAEUS request

    Mine EdT is probably not vintage, as it is from around 2005 or 2006.
    It has the long list of ingredients, ending with ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE.
    It has a bar code printed on the back of the box [13...
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    Re: HM Hanae Mori: Glorious Lemon

    One thing, though: I don't get the lemon so prominently in HM. Is the original poster referring to HM or HiM?
  16. Re: What is according to you the best men's Guerlain fragrance?

    Vetiver
    Heritage

    Both are very, very good.
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    Re: C'Mon Man...

    My vote has to go to the various flankers of Claiborne's "Curve". Curve Crush... C'mon man!
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373372-Curve-Flanker-Thread


    Hey, there's a new men's fragrance name...
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    Re: HM Hanae Mori: Glorious Lemon

    I don't get a strong connection to Xeryus Rouge, though both have food notes.
    The Hanae Mori HM EdP is most excellent, and I feel it superior to XR.
    Also, the shower gel for HM is fantastic as...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

    Guerlain Heritage Eau de Toillette.
    I had forgotten how good this is.
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    Re: Philip B Nordic Wood

    Probably not the same, but have you tried the very inexpensive, yet attractive "Aspen" by Coty? One of my first frangrances. Quite nice.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120140.html
  21. Re: What are some other quality niche brands that are just as good as Bond No 9 and Creed?

    I understand why the original poster mentioned Bond No. 9 and Creed, though I wouldn't necessarily rank them as highly. Anyway, here are some niche houses that strike me as putting out top quality...
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    Re: If I like Heritage..I will like?

    Yes, I was just thinking of that one. At least, it should be sampled. Very high quality fragrance with some similarities to both Heritage and Bois du Portugal.
  23. Re: Internet Shopping Addiction / Fragrance Collectors

    Not anymore. Once I have explored a hobby for a while, the thrill of acquisition goes away; then I just focus on what I like and look to sell off or give away the lesser product acquired. Cameras...
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    Poll: Re: Best Givenchy Fragrance for Men?

    Vetyver for me as well.
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte...

    The original Feuille Verte was wonderful. I had a small sample as a gift from aubrgene, who hasn't posted here in over five years, but who had purchased one of the flacons back when the fragrance...
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    Re: How many of my top 10 would be in yours?

    None, but that doesn't mean your collection is bad. It's pretty decent, actually.
  27. Re: Mouchoir de Monsieur vs Chanel Pour Monsieur

    MdM has the unmistakable civet note and is a classic Guerlain. I own it but never wear it, whereas the Chanel competes for my all-time favorite. Both are worthy of smelling; the Chanel is the safer...
  28. Re: Considering a blind buy of Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I feel it's a safe blind buy, but then again this fragrance (not the concentree) is in my top 5. It's fantastic. A shame it's so hard to obtain in the USA.
  29. Re: Layering Antaeus (Vintage with Current Formulations)

    pluran,
    When did the offensive reformulation occur? My EdT bottle is around 5 years old and smells fine to me.

    Tim
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    Re: Incense recommendation

    For "non-churchy" incense, I'd say go for Gucci pour Homme (the brown juice in the heavy glass bottle).http://www.basenotes.net/ID26121989.html
  31. Re: Im content with my small collection. Are you?

    I have over 80 in my collection, but could easily do without 60% of them. Of course, part of the fun is in acquiring and then seeing where
    your tastes run over time.
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    After some years to think it over, I would make some changes for 2013:
    1. Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    2. Patou Pour Homme (vintage)
    3. Caron Pour un Homme
    4. Guerlain Vetiver
    5. Acqua di Parma...
  33. Re: Designer scents that might be considered nice due to its originality

    Gucci Envy (copied in Floris Santal, though perhaps even improved by Floris)
    Gucci pour Homme (2003)
    YSL Rive Gauche pour Homme
  34. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I must compliment danieq on her good taste.
  35. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Tony T has posted numerous times in this thread, but since his appears immediately above mine, I would beg a small decant of his Creed Green Valley. :)
    Or if that is already gone, then please some...
  36. Re: Blind Buying from the house of Caron....?

    These would be unconvention blind buys.
    :)

    L'Anarchiste is intended to be "younger," I feel. Metallic orange and cloves. Do not buy unless you like the smell of clove -- a lot.

    Yatagan is...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Let me just preface this with disclaimers:
    I have been out of rabid collecting and fragrance usage for a couple of years due to other things in life that took precedence.
    Others have shot down my...
  38. Re: Which do you buy backup because you like it so much

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) [because it's very tough to find in the USA]
    Patou Pour Homme [because I was able to acquire some backup before it became ridiculously expensive]
    Stardust for Men...
  39. Re: Role of sillage, projection, longevity in "masterpiece" designation

    I don't require strong sillage for masterpiece designation, though the right amount is a definite plus. That said, my favorite fragrance -- Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) -- stays close to the skin and...
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    Barney's is excellent, and the biggest reason to go there is the entire Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle line.

    I believe the main Saks store facing Union Square still carries the By Killian...
  41. Re: What Are the Most Under-Hyped Fragrances in Your Opinion?

    Yes, Rocabar is a fine Hermes scent, especially nice in winter. Bel Ami ranks high in cold weather too.
  42. Re: best SMELLLING fragrances in your opinion.

    In unison with Luca Turin, I'll have to nominate Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Definitely some worthy candidates in Pluran's list.
  43. Re: What Are the Most Under-Hyped Fragrances in Your Opinion?

    Vintage Caron fragrances such as Tabac Blond, Poivre, and (even in its current -- likely dilluted -- formulation) Pour Un Homme.
  44. Re: If you could "force" someone to buy a sample of a niche frag...

    New York by Parfums de Nicolai
    or
    Stardust for Men by Parfums Lewellyn
    or
    Vetiver Extraordinaire by Editions de Parfums, Frederic Malle
  45. Re: Richard James: No longer making fragrance?

    Domenico Caraceni was another one that caused a big stir early on and quickly disappeared from the market.
  46. Re: Best vanilla: Jaipur Homme, Givenchy Pi, or Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia?

    Of the three in your list, Jaipur.
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    Re: declaration Cartier....can we talk this

    Declaration is a fine scent. I too prefer the Essence version of this scent (the green version) but they are both good, as is the Eau Genereuse version that comes around in the summer.
  48. Thread: vintage m7

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    Re: vintage m7

    Seriously? $240? I guess I should have a little sale on my spare bottle.
    It's good and all, but not that impressive to me. The one that really makes me gasp is the
    price people are paying for...
  49. Re: I have NEVER understood the hype surrounding Creed and their fragrances until I tried....

    The very limited edition Feuille Verte smelled amazing to me. I think it had a high concentration of Oakmoss, which I like very much. Sadly, it is gone, likely forever.


    Bois du Portugal is...
  50. There have been many good suggestions already. ...

    There have been many good suggestions already. Let me add Baladin by Parfums de Nicolai.
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    It's probably hopeless to try, but here's my list, limited by the fact that there are thousands I have never smelled:

    Patou Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Guerlain...
  52. Re: Visiting San Francisco for the first time in almost 20 years!

    Barney's stocks the Le Labo line, so between Saks and Barney's all your stated interests are met,
    except for Middle Eastern scents, per se.

    I agree that Jacqueline is worth the visit. I think...
  53. Re: Visiting San Francisco for the first time in almost 20 years!

    You will have access to a huge choice of fragrances if you go to Union Square. Some places to visit:
    Barney's
    Saks
    Neiman-Marcus
    Jacqueline Perfumes
    Chanel
    Diptyque
    Nordstrom [in San...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree
  55. Re: Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain - New Fragrance

    Resurrecting this thread from a year ago.........

    I smelled this at Neiman's today, and it is a very fine cologne. Smooth and very well balanced. A classic cologne in the best
    tradition of...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5th October, 2011

    Acqua di Parma Colonia
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    Re: Initial Thoughts on Caron Pour Un Homme

    This is one I like, and I recently bought the enormous (750ml) splash bottle in hopes of getting enough to last for many, many
    years at a great price (about $70). To me it seems that the...
  58. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    And now to rate Kevin Guyer's wardrobe:

    Good:
    1. Guerlain Vetiver
    2. Acqua di Parma Colonia Assoluta
    3. Guerlain Shalimar
    4. Annick Goutal Sables
    5. Guerlain L'Heure Bleue

    Not so Good:
  59. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    Mine got skipped as well. I will rate yours, for fun.

    Good ones:
    1. Guerlain Vetiver
    2. Gucci pour Homme
    3. Anteaus
    4. M7
    5. Essenza di Zegna

    Not so good:
  60. Re: Most expensive frag purchase with ZERO regret?

    The very small decants of Caron's Tabac Blond and Poivre in their vintage, parfum concentration,
    while expensive on a per ml basis, have been enjoyed thoroughly, and I don't regret the purchase.
    ...
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia- The Dilemma!

    Colonia.

    A true classic; it just smells great.
  62. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From the wardrobe of mrcologneguy I chose these

    Top 5:
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Caron Pour Un Homme
    Acqua di Parma Colonia (1916)
    Bois du Portugal
    Vintage Tabarome

    Worst one:
  63. Re: Question About My Chanel Pour Monsieur Purchase

    I get mine at Duty Free Americas when I travel. I bought a couple of bottles from the DFA store at the McNamara terminal at Detroit Metro airport (DTW)....
  64. Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/ow

    That is certainly a worthy nomination.
    It is a beautiful fragrance, truly unisex, and good anytime of year.

    I would also nominate Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) and I'll reiterate Patou Pour Homme,...
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    Re: What is the height of generic mediocrity?

    I do remember sniffing from a tester at Neiman-Marcus one day and remarking how scentless it was. [Some Annick Goutal bottle,
    I think.] As it turns out, I think it was simply a jar of water that...
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    Re: What is the height of generic mediocrity?

    I confess to not even bothering to smell the significant majority of new releases, since usually they are less bold than my favorites of prior years. There are always exceptions, however.

    I did...
  67. Thread: M7

    by trumpet_guy
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    Re: M7

    The vintage M7 has a strong cherry cough syrup note in the opening.
    Pretty much a dead ringer for Robitussin. Don't know if they kept that for the reformulation.
    I have enough M7 vintage to last...
  68. Poll: Re: 5 Cologne choices, must narrow down. HELP!!!

    ....
  69. Poll: Re: 5 Cologne choices, must narrow down. HELP!!!

    None of them are bad.
    However, I'd drop 212 from consideration.

    I recommend Eau Sauvage, though it's lasting power is limited. It isn't a classic for nothing, however.

    Allure Homme is my next...
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    Re: What is your current TOP FIVE???

    Not necessarily in order:

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Patou Pour Homme
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Stardust for Men
    Caron Pour Un Homme

    The first three are always in my top 5; the others rotate in and...
  71. Re: Chanel pour Monsieur , ADP Colonia or ADP Assoluta ?

    Well, I have to go with Chanel PM (1955).
    One of my Top-5 fragrances.
    However, both AdP fragrances are wonderful as well.

    Roll the dice if you need to; you can't go wrong with any of these.
  72. Re: Best smelling, modern Vetiver fragrance(maybe with a hint of sweetness?)

    Guerlain Vetiver and Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire are still my favorite vetivers,
    but Givenchy Vetiver has a touch of sweetness and is good quality. Definitely worth a try.
  73. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia vs Dior Eau Sauvage

    I prefer Colonia, but my most recent bottle seems to have less strength than the previous one.
    I wonder if they have reduced the Oakmoss or tinkered with the formula in some other way.
    Still good,...
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    Re: The term "chypre".....

    I've heard of restrictions on Oakmoss usage, but my relatively recent bottles of
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955) all list Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) as an ingredient.

    And speaking of which, this is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
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    Re: Frederic Malle Enthusiasts

    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Because it's the strongest, most unique vetiver I have smelled, with a prominent Ozone note that slaps my nose around
    for a while. I enjoy that.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday February 27, 2011

    Guerlain Vetiver
  78. Re: You can only keep 5 from your collection..

    Patou Pour Homme
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    New York, by Parfums de Nicolai
    Stardust for Men, by Parfums Llewelyn

    I have many more that I enjoy a lot, but these five would be...
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    Re: Is the dreamer really romantic?

    No, it is not worth buying at all. Of course, that is just my opinion, based upon buying it and subsequently
    finding that I did not enjoy it.

    The "new mown hay" note is just too much:...
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    Re: Looking for the tam dao of cinnamons.

    JHL by Aramis seems to have a significant Cinnamon accord. I don't think of it as a single-note fragrance, though.
    I like Eau Lente better, and you should at least smell that since you like what is...
  81. Re: Shit On The Shelves....is there ANYTHING worth trying ?

    Are we talking only about scents from the last year?
    The vast majority of all new scents are boring. Fortunately, they die out soon.
    Go back around 5 to 10 years or more and you find many scents...
  82. Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    I prefer Philosykos, but Marc Jacobs is a creditable fig fragrance.
    Pemier Figuere is well respected, but more expensive than Philosykos.

    I'd probably just get the Dyptique.
  83. Economist Article: Making sense of scents

    A worthwhile brief article on fragrance in The Economist:

    http://www.economist.com/node/17672786
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 1 November 2010

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

    Always excellent.
  85. Re: Art of Shaving Sandelwood - can you guys share you thoughts

    It's a quality sandalwood, though I do prefer the blending of Tam Dao and
    also Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo. I haven't tried MPG Santal Noble in a long time, but when I did, it struck me as one of...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    LOL.

    I have to agree; my short sampling of this new fragrance left me uninterested in further wearings.
    Perhaps I'll try it again someday. When you compare this against something like Pour...
  87. Re: I wanna go dark and intense. Will you be so handy and gimme a piece of advice?

    Diptyque Eau Lente
    Dior Eau Noire
    Piquet Bandit
    Aramis Havana
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    Re: One Malle to pick???

    That's a good one, but I think I'd still pick Vetiver Extraordinaire.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 03 August 2010

    Pour un Homme de Caron
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 29, 2010

    Guerlain Vetiver
  91. Re: I have caron third man-should i also blind buy caron pour un homme?

    Pour Un Homme is not a particularly safe blind buy,
    but it is worth the risk, in my opinion. Of course, obtain a
    sample if you can, but it is inexpensive, as classics go, and this one
    is surely a...
  92. Re: What is your absolute number one favorite fragrance of all time?

    OK, ditto to this. Nice pic too.
    A superb scent that is right anytime of the day, week, or year.
    No fuss; it just smells great.
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

    Gucci Pour Homme
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 22nd November, 2009

    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955). Still in my top five. A fabulous fragrance.
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    Re: Suggest me some good LIGHT Orientals

    Yes, kind of an oritental chypre. A fine fragrance.

    I think Hermes Rocabar could fit the oriental category too, and it works very well in
    the colder months. Mild and pleasant scent.
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Another revision from my previous posts in this thread:


    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)
    Patou Pour Homme
    Stardust for Men (Parfums Llewelyn)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Pour Un Homme de Caron
    New York...
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    Re: S o t D Sunday 4 October

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
    by Frederic Malle
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    Re: S o t D Monday, 24th August 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 18 August 2009

    As has so often been the case:
    Guerlain Vetiver.
  100. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    The lady is correct.

    Spend the next 6 months enjoy the fragrances you have already bought, and enjoying her.

    At the end of six months, ask here to go shopping with you for a single fragance you...
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