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  1. Thread: Lavender

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    Re: Lavender

    Caldey Island (hard to get outside of UK now) or Patou pour Homme Prive if you can find any
  2. Re: Goutal's Vetiver EdT vs 'Les Colognes' - similar enough? Performance? Both worth it?

    I don't have experience with Vetiver, but the Neroli EDT and EDC were completely different scents.
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    Re: Areej Le Dore Russian Musk

    I will try to get a sample next time there is a sale at the Perfumed Court.
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    Areej Le Dore Russian Musk

    I am interesting in trying Russian Musk as I am a fan of fragrances that contain valuable natural ingredients such as deer musk. What are your thoughts on this fragrance? While very expensive, the...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage Vintage preference

    I like the early 90s EDT. You can find minis on eBay for a reasonable price some times.
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    Re: Masculine, Spiced Orange

    Yes, Orange Spice was made by Creed. I have a sample vial of it from the 90s/early 2000s. It is much like Kouros, but with orange and no leather. The civet/urinal cake smell is powerful, but not as...
  7. Re: Your favorite Eau De Cologne style scent (the style, not necessarily EdC concentration)

    I spent many years researching and sampling traditional colognes. From what I have found, traditional colognes should comprise mostly of fine quality citrus oils, perhaps a bit of herbs, light...
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    [International] FS: Vintage Tiffany for Men EDT

    Vintage Tiffany for Men EDT 1.7ml with cap but no box. Approx. 75% remaining (see picture). Asking 100 USD shipped to the USA.

    Willing to ship to Canada, UK, and Australia as well at an additional...
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    Re: Masculine, Spiced Orange

    I may try sampling the Russian Musk. Ingredients sound intriguing to me.
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    Re: Citrus fragrance opinions

    I like TF Neroli, but it is super expensive and quite a bit synthetic/soapy. I would try to get your hands on some Lorenzo Villoresi Acqua di Colonia or Acqua di Parma Colonia.
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    Masculine, Spiced Orange

    I am looking a spiced orange fragrance in the vein of Kouros and Creed Orange Spice without (or at least toned down) the civet/animalic component. Any ideas?
  12. Thread: Musk ravageur

    by bokaba
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    Re: Musk ravageur

    I never really liked it. Just sweet, vanilla, cinnamon roll to me. I much prefer MKK.
  13. Re: does Guerlain have any straightforward fougere scents?

    Heritage probably, the more vintage, the better. It is a bit Oriental and a bit spicy. early 90s minis can still be had on eBay for reasonable prices.
  14. Re: 15-Bottle Vintage Fragrance Wardrobe Design Challenge

    I would add some very vintage fragrances such as Iris Gris, Blue Carnation/Malmaison, vintage Fougere Royale, Eau de Kananga, Rosine Nuit de Chine and Le Fruit Defendu.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage Question

    Vintage EDT is potent stuff, but very nice compared to the current Guerlain lineup. I would recommend getting a vintage early 1990s mini for around $20.
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    Re: Current Guerlain Vetiver?

    I would go with the vintage EDC if you can find it.
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    Re: Guerlain Les Eaux Colognes drydonws

    Luca Turin described Coq as an eau de cologne with a little bit of Jicky. I tend to agree. There is a little presence of vanilla/civet in the short dry down. Very good indeed.
  18. Re: Penhaligon's: packaging, how to date, and the dreaded reformulations

    I believe Penhaligons originally began in the 1870s when Hammam Bouquet was originally produced and lasted at the most until the beginning of WWII (likely went out of business around the end of the...
  19. Re: Penhaligon's: packaging, how to date, and the dreaded reformulations

    I recall the Beauchamp being on the older bottles, but on some of the new ones too. It has to do with the placement on the box. I will look for my Hammam Bouquet Box. Penhaligons probably doesn't...
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    Re: Regret NOT buying. Fragrances gone bye bye.

    Should have bid more on a bottle of Dukes of Pall Mall Belgravia on eBay.co.uk several years ago.
  21. Re: How many people like the "ancestral" scent of Bay Rum?

    Tom, there are a few 19th Century sources regarding bay rum in the US:
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  22. Re: Is There Anyway to Sample Vintage Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    The bottle style and batch code is how you date Guerlain fragrances. Re-formulations often cause re-packaging, but not always. There is a site to help date vintage bottles. I think the bee bottle...
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    Re: floris Santal vs n89

    Floris has gutted a number of their fragrances. No. 89 was once a rosy, woody, creamy fragrance of Edwardian heritage, but no more. I haven't tried Santal, but most Floris fragrances have gone way...
  24. Thread: best sandalwood

    by bokaba
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    Re: best sandalwood

    The best extant sandalwood is Loreno Villoresi Sandalo. The best of all time was Creed Bois de Santal.
  25. Re: Letís discuss Creed Royal Mayfair, how does it rate compared to Royal Oud, Aventus etc

    Mayfair is a re-branding of Windsor. The eucalyptus opening is nice, but the rose and white florals are too feminine for me.
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    Re: Guerlain Derby 125ml Bee bottle?

    I think the bee bottles are pretty close to the 1985 release, perhaps a little less oakmoss and darkness, but not much.
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    Re: Favorite Penhaligons Barbershop Fragrance?

    Penhaligons is sadly mostly junk now. Racquets Club was nice, but it has been discontinued for quite some time. Extract of Limes is nice too if you can find it.
  28. Thread: Creed prices

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    Re: Creed prices

    I always try to buy Creed second-hand or from gray market vendors. You do run the risk of the juice not being store properly though.
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    Re: Goutal Neroli EdT vs EdC

    Just to update, the older EDT is a mossy herbal citrus (like Eau Sauvage) and the newer EDC is a classic neroli/orange blossom cologne.
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    Re: Eau D`Hermes latest formulation

    From what I understand, it is a lighter lemony/leather scent with cumin with less civet/musk. I would try to get a copper cap bottle if you can.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDT back in the USA!!

    Glad to see it's back. Hopefully it hasn't been butchered. CPM was always heavy on oakmoss, so I am not hopeful.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th August, 2017

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/49370.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th August, 2017

    Villoresi Acqua di Colonnia

    https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/images/products/main/NeroliEO.jpg
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    Re: Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    Black Tie by Washington Tremlett or vintage Penhaligons Hammam Bouquet (HB was destroyed by Penhaligons after new owners acquired the firm within the last ten years). Perhaps ever Rosine Rose d'Homme...
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    Re: Old Spice in 2017--thoughts?

    The Indian version is quite good. The North America/Europe versions are garbage.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd July, 2017

    Creed Original/Pure White Cologne
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    Re: Ateler vs Guerlain vs Penhaligon vs Dyptique

    Guerlain is really the only house that still uses good quality ingredients (at least in some of their fragrances) listed. Penhaligons was good until several years ago, but has not gone into the trash...
  38. Re: Creed Original Vetiver A Good Seminar and Flight Scent?

    This is very soapy and not much vetiver. With most of Creed's "original" line, it is just smoke and mirrors without much substance.
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    Re: Old Spice in 2017--thoughts?

    The current formulation is junk. Just a synthetic bay rum. The original was spicy and slightly powdery. I would recommend the Indian version or something like St. John's Spice Island.
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    Re: Best fragrance house for men's citruses?

    Don't forget Xerjoff Kobe, an excellent rich and unctuous neroli. Crown Perfumery made good citruses if you can find them.
  41. Thread: Lime Cologne

    by bokaba
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    Re: Lime Cologne

    Has anyone tried the Penhaligons Extract of Limes? I know I have a sample sitting around somewhere (unless I traded it).
  42. Thread: Lime Cologne

    by bokaba
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    Re: Lime Cologne

    Anglia is ok. It is a soapy lime. Nothing like the Crown though.
  43. Thread: Lime Cologne

    by bokaba
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    Lime Cologne

    I am looking for a good, natural smelling lime cologne. The old Crown Spiced Limes was the best I had ever smelled but it is impossible to find now. I like Trumpers Limes, but it lasts about 30...
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    Re: Question Regarding Musc Ravageur

    I never liked MR. Too sweet and gourmand. Try Muscs Koublai Khan.
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    Re: Suggestions for Masculine Rose based scent

    Washington Tremlett Black Tie if you can find it.
  46. Thread: Old world charm

    by bokaba
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    Re: Old world charm

    I take "old world charm" to mean the fragrances that were worn by the upper classes before perhaps WWII, but I extend that to the 1970s sometimes and even to newer fragrances if they have that...
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    Re: Summer rotation - what should I add?

    Perhaps a nice traditional cologne or citrus:

    MPG Pour le Jeune Homme
    Detaille by Aeroplane
    The Guerlain Eaux
    Chanel Eau de Cologne (a bit synthetic, but not bad)
    Roger et Gallet Exra Vieille
  48. Thread: Summer Guerlain

    by bokaba
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    Re: Summer Guerlain

    Eau de Guerlain
    Eau du Coq
    Eau de Cologne Imperial
    Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat
    Vetiver pour homme (vintage EDC of course)
  49. Thread: Speick Edt

    by bokaba
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    Re: Speick Edt

    I have the aftershave. No experience with the EDT though. I use the aftershave sometimes. Nice herbal, light scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th May, 2017

    http://gentlemannaguiden.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/aqua-lavanda-puig.jpg
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    Re: Creed's Royal Water vs Penhaligon's Castile

    Royal Water is synthetic eau de cologne type fragrance. Not very good IMO. Castile, named for the soap, is a transparent citrus/floral with a musky base. It was good as of several years ago. No...
  52. Re: Tired of Chemicals! Looking for natural; non-synthetic

    All natural fragrances will smell much different that what you are used to and most have very little longevity. DSH comes to mind. Lorenzo Villoresi's Acqua di Colonia is all natural if it is still...
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    Re: My first day with Interlude. (Bad comments)

    Interlude is a very dry, smokey, spicy incense that has a light sweet/musky base. I find it unique, but wouldn't wear it often. Light is the way to go.
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    Re: amouage reflection man review

    I didn't like Reflection at first. I thought it smelled like a feminine Coca-Cola fragrance. I have come to expect powerhouses packed with incenses, attars, and other opulent/exotic ingredients from...
  55. Thread: Lddm?

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    Re: Lddm?

    I really like LDDM. I think it is on the lighter side of similar fragrances. I've been debating whether to get LDDM or Amouage XXV. LDDM is very good and has a touch of the grittiness of the desert...
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    Re: Wardrobes for spring

    I will rotate mostly lavenders and citruses.

    Arome 3 (vintage)
    Patou PH Prive
    Floris No. 89 (vintage)
    Fougere Royale (modern and vintage)
    St. John's Bay Rum
    Puig Agua Lavanda
    CS Cuba
  57. Thread: Notes you hate

    by bokaba
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    Re: Notes you hate

    Cucumber, green tea, ginger (most), "effects."
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    Re: Scents for a British summer.

    Excellent topic. I would go with:

    Blenheim Bouquet
    Any of the Crown Perfumery citruses
    Dukes of Pall Mall Cotswold
    DR Harris Arlington
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    Re: How is Xerjoff as an 'overall' House?

    I thought Xerjoff overall was okay, but probably not worth the prices they charge. I though Kobe stood out. A brilliant neroli with sandalwood and a dash of resin.
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    Re: Sandalwood based scents

    The best is the long-lost Creed Bois de Santal. Look for Villoresi Sandalo.
  61. Re: Niche fragrances that are similar to Green Irish Tweed

    I'd just stick with GIT. It is probably the best in its class.
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    Re: I always feel cheated by summer fragrances

    Some of the longer lasting citruses I have tried are MPG Pour le Jeune Homme, Aeroplane by Detaille, Eau de Guerlain, and Xerjoff Kobe.
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    Re: Best Pipe Tobacco fragrance

    Let me also add Sonoma Scent Studios Tabac Aurea.
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    Re: Spring/Summer MUST haves!

    I will be rotating natural citrus type colognes:

    Guerlain Eau du Coq
    Villoresi Acqua di Colonia
    AdP Colonia
    Xerjoff Kobe
    Amouage Reflection Man
    MPG Pour le Jeunne Homme
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    Re: Hermes Equipage Longevity and Projection...

    I would go with the most vintage version of Hermes you can find. I have the black cap version, which is still pretty good. The old bakelite cap was the best.
  66. Re: Is it normal for frag enthusiasts to not like Polo?

    I like the discontinued Crest
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDT vs. EDC

    I was able to get an 80s tester of the EDC for cheap years ago. I find the EDT and EDP (at least current formulations) too powdery.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th February, 2017

    Creed Acier Aluminium
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    Re: Amouage Suggestions

    I like Reflection Man, Jubilation XXV, and Opus VI (amber, oudh, rose).
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    Re: Creed Millesime imperial

    I'd skip it and go with GIT.
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    Re: No Guerlain Decants for New York?

    I didn't ask. I would guess it is because Chanel USA and Guerlain USA are headquartered in NY and the owners of TPC don't want to have "sufficient minimum" contacts with NY so they can't be sued in...
  72. Thread: Annick Goutal

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    Re: Annick Goutal

    I like the new Neroli EDC.
  73. Thread: Musk season

    by bokaba
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    Re: Musk season

    Muscs Koublai Khan
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    Re: Creed Millsime imperial

    No great shakes. GIT is similar, but better.
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    Re: A little bit of smoke

    Amouage Interlude Man
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    Re: Creed Scents - Samples

    Those scents are ok, but I would recommend trying some of the older Creeds like Bois du Portugal, Green Irish Tweed, Acier Aluminium, etc. to get a taste of what the house was like when they used...
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    Re: Best introduction to oud?

    I too have been a bit oud curious as of late. I have considered sampling some of the Roja Dove Ouds (certainly not inexpensive).
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    Re: Royal Delight & Royal Scottish Lavender

    I love RSL. It is similar to Jicky, so 1880s Victorian style, but stronger, grassier lavender with more spice, less civet, and less vanila.
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    Re: Creed "Animalis Pimenta"

    Looks like an 80s bottle. Never heard of the scent. It may have been a limited or special release for a department store like Scent of Oger and Olivier Creed EDC/EDT.
  80. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Definitely the newest version. If you like it, that's what matters.
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    Re: Creed Olivier Eau de Cologne/Toilette?

    Anyone else have any information?
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    Re: Creed Olivier Eau de Cologne/Toilette?

    I got in a sample swap I believe. I have seen a couple mentions on the net of this fragrance.
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    Creed Olivier Eau de Cologne/Toilette?

    I have a small vial of Olivier Eau de Cologne. I believe this was Creed's first actual fragrance released around 1970. It is similar to Selection Verte, but is much denser, has more oakmoss,...
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    Jubilation XXV vs L'air Desert de Marocain

    Which do you prefer and why?
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    Re: Best powdery colognes

    Helmut Lange EDC
    l'Heure Bleue
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    Dukes of Pall Mall Cotswold
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th December, 2016

    CREED Royal English Leather
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    Re: Any tobaccos for the summer

    Alt Innsbruck
    CS Cuba
  89. Thread: Eucalyptus

    by bokaba
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    Re: Eucalyptus

    RL Safari for Men
  90. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    Plus most of the bottles from the Scannon or Holland period are not that old. Maybe 7 or 8 years ago before Edition was taken off the market briefly. There are older Dunhill bottles, but they are...
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    Re: Best Amouage Opus

    A sample of Opus IV is on the way to me now.
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    Re: Villoresi Piper Nigrum

    I had a sample of PN a few years and remember liking it. I will need to get another.
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    Re: Tauer Maroc pour Elle?

    I ordered a sample, so I can give it a try.
  94. Re: Dunhill Edition Made in USA-closest to original formulation?

    The new made in USA version is not that great. Edition was discontinued around 2009 and re-launched around 2014. You want made in Holland/Netherlands or France. These bottles will usually command a...
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    Tauer Maroc pour Elle?

    Is Maroc pour Elle wearable by a man?
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    Re: Silk Road Fragrance

    I was able to try Epic Man and I was not very impressed. My number one Silk Road scent thus far is Tauer l'Air Desert du Marocain. Here are my thoughts:

    I approached Epic Man with high...
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    Re: Best Amouage Opus

    I tried Opus VI today. Here are my thoughts:

    Opus VI displays much different character than I have come to expect from the House of Amouage as of late. Most are woods, dry incense, leather, and...
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    Villoresi Piper Nigrum

    Would Piper Nigrum be a good, spicy oriental option for men?
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    Re: Best Amouage Opus

    Have a sample of VI on the way.
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    Best Amouage Opus

    What is your favorite Opus and why?
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