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  1. Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Juniper Sling - treat it like an EdC, although the base is quite long-lasting
    Zagorsk - surprisingly refreshing and cooling in hot weather
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    SOTD : Gucci Guilty Absolute

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26151530-5657.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Comme des Garcons : Zagorsk

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  4. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    Etro Messe de Minuit : plenty of people raved about this, but on me it stank like a cathedral full of unwashed people, and very little incense.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I also have a small amount of Irisss (wish I'd bought more, as it was half-price), which I hoard for special occasions.
    If you can find it (disco'd not too long ago), I recommend Prada Infusion...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    SOTD : Knize Ten
    SOTE : Mona di Orio Cuir
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Etro : Shaal Nur

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121473-43.jpg
  8. Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below Ä/$ 25,=

    Boucheron Jaipur Homme EdT
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Lalique Encre Noire
    Knize Ten (30ml)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    SOTD : sampling Knize Forest again; like it better; pleasant fougere opening, but how will it develop/last ?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    SOTE (left arm) Etro Ambra
    SOTE (right arm) Papillon Dryad
  11. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    Don't know where you are, but in the UK, one samples a wide range of CdG frags in person at retailers such as Dover Street Market, END Clothing, or Liberty's when in London. Or at W2 in Glasgow. I'm...
  12. Re: Fragrances with a dominant 'dried fruits' note

    Many, many scents by Serge Lutens.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26132428-8314.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    SOTE for Friday Synch : Penhaligon's Levantium, with a rum note.
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26143984-9504.jpg
  15. Re: Best Sleep-Inducing Fragrances For Bedtime?

    May I recommend Boucheron Jaipur Homme EdT or EdP. Many of the notes mentioned above. EdT more heliotrope (almondy). Happy and soothing.
    I also find soothing and sleep-inducing Guerlain L'Heure...
  16. Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Eau
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    Etro Palais Jamais
    Etro Shaal Nur
    Boucheron Jaipur EdT

    Thinking about adding Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I feel quite challenged by the tropical/hot weather themes, just being in Scotland.
    Our summer is like other places' winter. It's a glorious summer day today; top temp 13C before windchill.
    ...
  18. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    Currently ?
    Guerlain Vetiver, summer perfection (need to buy a back-up, and that's obsessing me)
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling, my summer 'dumb reach'
    Hiram Green Hyde; Andy Tauer Lonestar...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver. Perfect.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121658-9286.jpg
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    Re: Pls recommend geranium + woody

    Hermes Equipage Geranium
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    SOTD : Boucheron Jaipur Homme EdT. SOTE will be the EdP.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120858-1860.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
    SOTN : Etro Shaal Nur
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    Re: SOTD for Eid Festival

    Shaal Nur this evening; Jaipur EdP tomorrow.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Etro Palais Jamais

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121248-4656.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    Comme des Garcons : Avignon. Raining and windy.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26122019-6628.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    YSL : Body Kouros
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120223-7006.jpg
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Body Kouros
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120223-7006.jpg
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    Re: Most worn: May 2019

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    Juniper Sling by Penhaligon's
    8 wears





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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    SOTE : Penhaligon's Halfeti; more rose and jasmine, though I'm getting mostly cedarwood, cinnamon, and something salty.
    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26146377-7554.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    In Synch with vintage Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet. Rose otto and jasmine; the latter persisting into the far drydown this evening.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120746-3054.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    SOTD Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet (vintage) for Friday Synch - white flowers and/or roses. This Victorian dandy has both rose otto and jasmine. Has lasted all day, with the jasmine persisting through...
  32. Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Interested to try this, as I have enjoyed other scents by Liz Moores.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    Etro : Gomma

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26122393-5564.jpg
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    CdG
    Avignon
    Zagorsk
    Black

    Etro
    Palais Jamais
    Shaal Nur
    Gomma
  35. Re: Long lasting designer(?) deodorants

    Yup. Eau des Baux stick deo is good stuff. Mostly in winter, or evenings.

    I also own and use Ferrari Uomo (mild leather) all year round, and Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet in summer.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Will be Synching in vintage Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet : Victorian dandy, rose and jasmine. Light-hearted, not gothic.
  37. Re: Best affordable amber fragrance for men under $100?

    Can't believe noone has already recommended Etro Ambra. Solid reference amber, with geranium for freshness.
    Very much in the Ambre Sultan, Ambre 114 genre; not as heavy, so also suitable for summer...
  38. Re: Recommendations for HOT weather frags? Non-typical citrus..

    Bearing in mind that I'm in Scotland and summers are far cooler, though often no less humid.
    Comme des Garcons Zagorsk
    Caron Yatagan
    Robert Piguet Casbah - this one was a surprise; I ended up...
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    Hermes Equipage Geranium : notes are allegedly geranium, sandalwood, spice.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26132428-8314.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th May, 2019

    On one arm, Hermes Equipage Geranium (finishing a sample), and on the other, Hermes Equipage (vintage).
    Although I prefer the geranium opening of EG, vintage E has greater longevity and depth.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    At a formal dance last night, Encre Noire (might have been Etro Vetiver, but far less likely). Interesting choice.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th May, 2019

    Guerlain : Habit Rouge L'Eau. Not worn this for a while; perfect for a cool summer Sunday.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26133300-696.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Etro Vetiver layered with Etro Gomma, for the Friday Synch 'layering'. They're well-matched. I'm getting whiffs of now one, now the other.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm wearing Etro Vetiver+Etro Gomma; liquorice, dark earthy vetiver, and leather lightened with artemisia. Interesting. I like it.

    Gomma+Ambra would make a good combo for winter evenings : warm...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    SOTD : Prada Infusion d'Iris (original), low-key, unisex, and barely there.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26128594-599.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Anyone else going to join in, or will I be on my own ? I didn't suggest this synch, btw.
    The 'single-note' Etro frags combine well, and I'll be synching in either Gomma+Dianthus (a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    Caron Yatagan. Interested to see how it performs in warmer weather.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121723-9619.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    SOTM : Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
    SOTA and SOTE : Hermes Equipage Geranium

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Nice !
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26132428-8314.jpg
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    Re: Hiram Green Hyde review by Claire

    Yes, agree with this, though I very much enjoy the opening and development. By the time I left the house, it would have reached that drydown, which is also very good.
    It's a bit of a Jekyll and...
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    Re: Summer Incense Recommendations

    +1 on CdG Zagorsk and Kyoto, and I have worn Avignon year-round, though summer here is not that warm.
    +1 for Heeley's Cardinal, which is lighter than Avignon, and fresh.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    Etro : Gomma

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th May, 2019

    Hermes Equipage (vintage)

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  56. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Eau des Baux
    Etro Shaal Nur
    Boucheron Jaipur EdP
  57. Re: Woodsy wood scent - a bit deep, a bit dark, a bit dry, and definitely masculine. Any suggestions

    +1 to various CdGs
    Odin 07 Tanoke, it does have incense and a bit of smoke, but is very much dark brown.

    I would suggest Montana Graphite for a cedar hit, but it's probably too cheap.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    SOTE : Andy Tauer Lonestar Memories. Love the phenolic leather opening.

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26125996-5385.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm sitting this one out as well. My father always wore Old Spice, which I don't have.
    He also had a small bottle of Tabac, which he did not wear - and I assume he didn't like it.
    I do have...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    SOTD : Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling

    SOTE : Andy Tauer Lonesome Rider

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26148547-9166.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

    SOTN : Etro Shaal Nur
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

    How is it ? What an amazing experience to have.
    I recently sampled the current Vol de Nuit EdT on skin, and found it to have definite phases of development and good longevity, though it was not a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

    Anatole Lebreton : L'Eau de Merzhin (sample) - the opening has a very strong note of buttery (not powdery) orris, with galbanum and hay/grass, and freshened with violet (which is fresh and a bit...
  65. Re: Which fragrances remind you of cold mountain air?

    Comme des Garcons : Zagorsk. Cold snowy forests in the mountains.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th May, 2019

    Etro : Palais Jamais

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121248-4656.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th May, 2019

    SOTD : Guerlain Vetiver, perfect for a sunny Sunday by the loch

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121658-9286.jpg
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    Re: The French Pronunciation Thread

    What kbe suggested is fine. I'd soften the ending so it's more like 'airr mezz' (not quite as hissy-sounding as 'mess').
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    Re: The French Pronunciation Thread

    Don't get me started on this.... bilingual English/French here.
    I am disgusted at myself for having started to refer to the house of Hermes (avec h aspire et accent grave) as Hermes (like the...
  70. Poll: Re: What's your favourite conventional fougere?

    Hermes Equipage
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th May, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Dianthus
    SOTE : Etro Ambra
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th May, 2019

    SOTE : Etro Shaal Nur

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26121473-43.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th May, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Duh ! I still have some of that Dirty Ginger left from the blind sample pass.....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Not easy to synch this week. I've gone for Penhaligon's Juniper Sling, as the weather is quite warm. This is the nearest I have to anything 'tropical' or 'beachy', or even Mexican. I don't even have...
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    Re: Bel Ami batch code confused

    Hope you enjoy it. Great choice ! (and coincidentally my SOTD)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th May, 2019

    Hermes Bel Ami

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26120182.jpg
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy?

    As expressed in cost per ml, a split of Unum Io Non Ho Mani. Very glad I bought this.
    Otherwise a FB of Guerlain L'Heure Bleue EdP (£50) - a nasty shock at first, but have grown to quite enjoy it...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th May, 2019

    SOTD : a layering of Etro Gomma and Dianthus, for a slightly more carnation-prominent, adjacent-to-vintage-Hermes-Equipage effect, or 'Knize Ten with different florals'.
    Works well, imho; and Etro...
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    Re: Fragrance before bed

    Yes. Sometimes SOTE is still going strong so no need to apply owt else, but other times Jaipur pH EDP, L'Heure Bleue or Shaal Nur, especially if wakeful through the night.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

    SOTD : Hermes Equipage (vintage)

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th May, 2019

    SOTD for a rainy May, as the trees finally come into leaf : Etro Palais Jamais

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    Re: Wear what you like in ANY occasion

    I have a seasonal rotation.
    Out of season experiments, such as eau de cologne style in winter or incense in summer, can be fun.
    Context-appropriate also - I wouldn't wear my heavy hitters or...
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    Re: Summer additions

    @OP : at your age, you have Guerlain Vetiver to look forward to. Sample now; come back to it as you get towards 30.
    Meanwhile +11ty for Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisee.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th May, 2019

    SOTM : Anatole Lebreton Grimoire
    SOTD : Penhaligon's Juniper Sling - taking the boat out in a bit; don't want to stink up the wetsuit.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th May, 2019

    SOTE : Anatole LeBreton : Grimoire. Mysterious, but not dark (yet). On a blind sniff, I'm getting gunpowder, milk, cucumber, and who knows what so far.....
    ETA : just realised that SOTD Fahrenheit...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th May, 2019

    SOTM : Etro Shaal Nur
    SOTD : Dior Fahrenheit

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    Re: Darkest Fragrance

    No. It's very green and liquid. Weird and mysterious, but not dark.

    You need Etro Vetiver for dark, along the same lines as Encre Noire.

    More dark :
    +1 CdG Black
    Hiram Green : Hyde
    Tauer :...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd May, 2019

    Guerlain : vintage Mitsouko EdC, for Friday Synch - House of Guerlain.
    There is deffo some resemblance to Knize Ten, yesterday's SOTD.
  90. Re: Most Mysterious Fragrance You Ever Smelled

    What a great description ! Some Etros have a certain mystery and eerieness. 'Creepy', as Colin Maillard would put it.
    To which I'd add Palais Jamais : in the woods, something green quivers, luminous...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    In Friday Synch with Guerlain vintage Mitsouko EdC (from the Blind Sample Pass earlier this year) as my SOTD.
    It really does make me think of Knize Ten but with the florals (esp the jasmine)...
  92. Re: I tried Chanel's Sycomore; should I try Encre Noire?

    The fresh green vetiver represents vetiver leaf/grass; the darker vetivers are the root.
    Another dark, rooty vetiver is Etro Vetiver.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd May, 2019

    SOTD : Knize Ten (current)

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  94. Re: I tried Chanel's Sycomore; should I try Encre Noire?

    And yet, for all its darkness, EN has a weightless, transparent blackness.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st May, 2019

    Prada : Infusion d'Iris Parfum Absolue

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    Re: Most Worn: April 2019

    10 frags with 2 or more wearings, which is about the usual.
    Standout feature of my April was the Rogue Perfumery (and Creed) sample pass : 11 samples to test and review, including the legendary...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

    Classic.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

    On a run of leathers, after SOTEs of Mono di Orio Cuir, Tauer Lonestar Memories, and Hiram Green Hyde, and yesterday's SOTD Gucci Guilty Absolute

    SOTD : Etro Gomma
    ...
  99. Re: Fragrances that you LOVE and others donít see t care for

    I think you'll find quite a few folk here that also appreciate Knize Ten.
  100. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Thanks Ifti - only just seen your reply - much appreciated. Did you find your silver top on evilbay ? I'd be looking for a reliable source, since allbeauty and notino are only selling wood top...
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