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    Re: Iris Question

    Up until 3 weeks ago I would have said yes to Damarose, then a Basenoter was kind enough to split 10ml of Henry Jacques Rose Galata spray. Rose Galata is a dewy, sweet, succulent and tangy rose....
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    Re: Iris Question

    Iris Nois isn't a typical warm iris that makes you swoon, I find it a little stark and asphalty. His Monsieur Oud on the other hand is a beauty and has so many layers to explore.
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    Re: Iris Question

    The ones being sold on the Fragrance Vault site are definitely the older rectangle bottle, if you click on Irisss it says it in the description. I think Xerjoff changed their bottle shape some time...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I've just seen this thread, you could always return it and order vintage here:

    https://fragrancevault.net/collections/xerjoff

    it's a little more expensive but worth every penny.
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    Re: MFK next (freshy) purchase

    You could take a slightly different route with Elie Saab Vetiver by Francis Kurkdjian. It's a crisp vetiver with citrus and papyrus fragrance, it wears well with good longevity in cooler weather. I...
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    Re: Help a very ancient member re. Amouage :)

    Beach Hut considering your taste in lighter fragrances and the weather in Florida.
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    The Merkur Futur is an excellent DE. While it's adjustable, it's also heavy for a DE. When you use this, apply no pressure and let the weight of the Futur do all the work. I wouldn't recommend this...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    When using a DE, find the right angle, take your time and use a light touch. Short strokes will give you better control and less chance of nicking yourself. Make sure you have a decent shaving cream...
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    Nice set up! for DE blades try the Gillette Silver Blues, they're the right balance of sharpness and smoothness. For shaving soaps the best I've tried is Eufros from Spain, think Sultan Pasha of the...
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    Re: Best minty citrus niche frag?

    Dior Cologne Royale
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Tony Bolton's Mysore Premium and Mysore Special Reserve 2003 on each wrist. These sandalwood oils couldn't be more different, Premium is soft and buttery, while Special Reserve is deep with balsamic...
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    Re: Amouage lyric man authenticity

    You have an early vintage version of Lyric made between 2007 to 2010. Enjoy it!

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/6aQlCp.jpg
  13. Re: [INTL] CREED / INITIO / LE LABO / P. DE MARLY / TOM FORD / AMOUAGE etc. (EU Based, many in Hand)

    Hi, I'd like to order 10ml splits of Viking, Aventus, MI, SMW and VIW. Thank you :)
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Amouage
    Dia Man
    Gentlemen's Cologne
    Homage (white box)
  15. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Shama Man by Henry Jacques.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    For the past few weeks, I've been enjoying

    HJ Down to Heart
    HJ Roi Sans Equipage
    Guerlain Neroli Outrenoir
    Roja Sultanate of Oman
    Dusita Issara
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Roja Parfums Sultanate of Oman, a luminous green Hojary frankincense.

    Roja Parfums A Goodnight KIss, iris and florals so beautiful it will take your breath away.
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    Re: Citrus that survived :D

    Profumum's Acqua Viva. I ordered it in late December, and it's the same potent, oily lemon fragrance from a few years ago. I'm impressed they didn't cut corners.
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    Re: Best Rose & Oud Combo

    Sultan Pasha Ensar Rose.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2019

    Roja Parfums Elysium Parfum and 7.5ml discovery sprays of Fortnum & Mason The Perfume, Sultanate of Oman and A Kiss Goodnight.
  21. Re: What attracts you to a particular house - why do you like that house?

    I love Sultan's work, it's the juice that counts. Irisoir, Ensar Rose and Violette Noyee are on my hit list for 2019.
  22. Re: Has L'eau D'hiver by Frederic Malle been reformulated?

    L'Eau d'Hiver from my 3-year-old sample was still superb, just different from vintage. I've read about weak longevity, though there were no issues with the sample at all. L'Eau d'Hiver is quite...
  23. Re: Has L'eau D'hiver by Frederic Malle been reformulated?

    I have vintage L'Eau d'Hiver with the matte cap and it's definitely denser and iris prominent compared to a 3-year-old sample, the newer sample is more ethereal and has a larger dose of white musk. I...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Huge thank you to Hednic for the FIF sale thread!

    Dusita Issara
    Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling
    Profumum Acqua Viva
  25. Re: UP To 15% OFF - 2 Days Only at First in Fragrance! (Aus Liebe Zum Duft)

    Thank you Hednic, totally stoked about this one!

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Rich Smokey Tobacco?

    Amouage Tribute.
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    Re: Other Masterpiece from Amouage ?

    If you like darker compositions then Amouage Tribute.
  28. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Thank you! I have my fingers crossed for Uden Overdose and Gentiluomo.
  29. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Xerjoff Jebel
    Eden Botanicals Royal Hawaiian sandalwood oil
  30. Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Irisoir by Sultan Pasha. Plenty of real ambergris in the base.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2018

    Eden Botanical's Royal Hawaiian sandalwood oil. I've already been through 30mls of Eden's rare Indian sandalwood this year, the Indian sandalwood oil gets better with a little time in the bottle.
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    Re: Does anyone here like fruit notes?

    Check out Ashoka by Neela Vermeire, it is the most beautiful, palpable fig combined with the highest quality sandalwood. Just thinking about it makes me want to wear it.
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    Re: Egoiste work safe?

    It depends if you're working mainly with guys or girls. Not many girls I know like Egoiste, I'd recommend something a little fresher with citrus.
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    Re: Does anyone here like fruit notes?

    I like darker fruit notes like plum, red, and dried fruits.

    Dia Man has well-integrated plum and bigarade notes
    Malle's POAL has a distinct raspberry note meshes with the rose and patchouli...
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    Re: Harrods - 10% Off

    The emails aren't intrusive at all, I receive one maybe once per month. They also send out an email for the 10% sale which happens 3-4 times per year.
  36. Re: Rare Xerjoff's limited time for US customers

    Jebel is very good, white florals, lilac, tart red fruit, soft iris (not Florentine) and a slight woodsy base. A high-end crowd pleaser.

    Uden Overdose will be available in early December.
  37. Re: NEW Ormonde Jayne - Special Preview/8ml for $40 - ONE WEEK ONLY

    Ordered this on Thursday, arrived on the following Monday. I've never smelled anything quite like Prive, it's a well-balanced blend of natural smelling, colourful flowers complete with leaves and...
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    Re: Most Worn: November 2018

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  39. Re: wife hates fragrances, how to use them without wearing them

    Have you considered oils? they generally project less than alcohol-based fragrances and hopefully have fewer chemicals that may cause irritations.

    Try a sample set from Sultan Pasha and prepared...
  40. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    Dia Man
    Egoiste
    Nombre Noir
    Habit Rouge EDC
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    Re: Today I bought November 2018

    Xerjoff Jebel

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1280x1024q90/924/wbnePC.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought November 2018

    Bruno Fazzolari Vetiverissimo - this is a fresh, clean and sparkling vetiver that can be worn all year-round.

    It also comes with a matching patterned blanket for just a little bit more.
    ...
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    Re: Harrods - 10% Off

    Guys, when you place an order, the SA will deduct the 20% VAT at checkout. You'll need to mention this to the SA, it will only be deducted if you live outside the UK, and EU as Rum pointed out. The...
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    Re: The "big turn" away from niche?

    Totally agree here.

    Bigsly could have some immensely satisfying splits for $20 per fragrance.
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    Harrods - 10% Off

    It's on between Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December.

    To qualify for the 10% you can join up to be a Harrod's member when making your purchase.

    If you reside outside of the UK, Harrods...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd November, 2018

    Pleased to see the Camel liking these creations, Grey Matter is producing quality perfumes at a very reasonable price.
  47. Re: Prices of fragrances are way too high these days.

    Chanel prices are reasonable for the quality, others like Roja Parfums are not.

    You can do very well with some vintage Guerlains.
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    Re: Top 5 niche fragrances for winter

    5 is just the tip of the iceberg for most Basenoters...

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Guerlain Cuir Beluga
    Xerjoff Irisss
    Malle L'Eau d'Hiver
    Chanel Coromandel EDT
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    Re: Your best consistent fragrance house

    Chanel and our very own Sultan Pasha.
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    Re: Roses in the rain

    Mohur or Mohur Extrait. I have a slight preference for the Extrait, it's slightly deeper and more complex; either will have your mother overjoyed.
    ...
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation

    Dia Man is much the same. High temps don't work with it, anything under 73F and it's the notes weave beautifully.
  52. Re: Went a bit nuts...Frederic Malle...How'd I do?

    +1 for POAL and Vetiver Extraordinaire.

    Will also add L'Eau d'Hiver which is the sleeper in the range.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2018

    UNO Parfum Extract by Grey Matter Parfums.

    Similar to Patou pour Homme Privee.

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/924/a00bic.jpg
  54. Re: Xerjoff Recommendation Casamorati please

    Fiero for spring/summer and 1888 for autumn/winter.
  55. Re: The best Roja Dove for in the office/year round

    Vetiver, Scandal or Danger are good choices.

    Danger is near identical for vintage Guerlain Heritage Edt, I would even say Heritage is more refined and office friendly.
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    Re: Shalimar........ for men

    That's the one, Remik!

    Habit Rouge EDC (1987) in the same bottle style is also a must.
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    Re: Shalimar........ for men

    Vintage EDT in the ribbed bottle should be your first port of call.

    Madagascar is very good if you can find it, it's full-bodied while vanilla is a little leaner and more 'masculine'.
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    Re: PSA Xerjoff Customer Service

    What happened to the customer is always right? Poor service by Xerjoff.

    Any company interested in customer service and quality control would either refund your money or send you out a new bottle;...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Sample set ordered! Malik al Taif sounds promising :)
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    Poll: Re: The Battle of the Amouages!

    Dia Man, followed by Gentlemen's Cologne.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2018

    The original version of L'Eau d'Hiver, thank you Strifeknot! This vintage version is an interplay between iris and heliotrope, while the modern is more of a heliotrope and white musk. Both are...
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    Re: Your Most Worn September 2018

    Autumn is the time for Amouage and Guerlain.




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  63. Re: The drydown of Invasion Barbare is a dead ringer for . . .

    IB is similar to Roja Danger PH, which is similar to Guerlain Heritage.

    I wish I still had IB, great fragrance.
  64. Re: Ensar Oud Releases EO No 2 Musk-based EDP and Pure Parfum

    I can only imagine how good this will be.... now if only one other guy who makes incredible oils would create some sprays.
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    Re: Best Rose Coffee Scent?

    Ruh by Pekji is also worth sampling, this is more of a cardamom-spiced Turkish coffee with rose.
  66. Re: 2018 Your Fragrances This Fall Current And New Editions

    you got it :)

    for Autumn, mine will be:

    Amouage Dia Man
    Amouage Gentlemens Cologne
    Amouage Lyric Man
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Dior Bois d'Argent
    Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
  67. Re: Your Top 5 Favorite Vanilla Colognes/Scents?

    Guerlain all the way:

    Cuir Beluga
    Habit Rouge EDC
    Shalimar 'Madagascar'

    also HJ Blue Vanille, the geranium lifts this composition and gives it freshness.
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    Re: Anything similar to Amouages Dia Man...

    Just find Dia Man with the white plastic cap, it will have better staying power than the current formulation.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2018

    I definitely need to sample Yellow Sea with all the positive feedback!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2018

    Amouage Gentlemen's Cologne

    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/923/qUfabM.jpg
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    Re: Most worn May '18

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    Re: Guerlain Heritage vs Roja Dove Danger PH

    Just went heavy on the trigger with vintage Heritage EDT, it's extremely close to Danger in parfum concentration. Danger is a little more dazzling with slightly better quality materials, whereas...
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    Re: Green grassy Arabian attar?

    Amouage Al Andalus, it's a smoother, citrusy Creed Green Irish Tweed. It has moderate projection and lasts a good 5-6 hours.

    While its not an attar, I'd also look for Amouage Arcus - green,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Here's to Purecaramel, the sweetest camel roaming the plains of Canada. My introduction to vintage is from your generosity and thoughtfulness, so SOTD could only be Patou Pour Homme Privee. May we...
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    Re: Best green citrus fragrances?

    and I'll add Xerjoff's Casamorati Fiero.

    both are good enough for back ups.
  76. Re: Considering another rose frag ... thoughts?

    if you'd like something deep, layered and complex, then HJ Une Vie en Rose.

    Opening: Rose damascenia, orange blossom, geranium
    Heart: Saffron, violet leaf, iris
    Trail: Oudh, ylang ylang, musk
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2018

    Something from Henry Jacques in the next few days.

    Harrods is having another 10% sale in the next few days and no VAT is another bonus :wink:
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    Abdul Samad Al Qurashi - 46% off

    Abdul Samad al Qurashi is having a sale. 46% discount and their checkout works this time ;)

    Code: ASQ46

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Elie Saab - La Collection des Essences

    I just checked Fragrancenet and they're literally giving them away. Shame they don't ship to Japan!

    Btw Vetiver wears well in cool weather, refined with good longevity. My girlfriend's father...
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    Re: Benzoin dominant scents please.

    It smells just like burning the Papier d'Armenie with the green booklet, not the Santa Maria Novella one.

    Will test next week when I get home, from memory it doesn't have much.
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    Re: Benzoin dominant scents please.

    Guerlain Bois d'Armenie, it's a beautiful scent and well worth sampling for benzoin.
  82. Re: Habit rouge EDP is amazing , is the EDT worth it?

    The edp is quite nice.

    Skip the edt, go straight to the vintage edc. It’s the best of habit rouge and better than the extrait.
  83. [International] Re: Amouage attars - Homage, Amber, Bel Aidien, Rayaheen & Shamama; and 4 x Chanel Egoiste!

    Updated!

    Shipping between 28th February to 4th March.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Added Amouage Tribute (Red box 1st Batch)
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    Re: Realistic marine or rain scents for men?

    Amouage Arcus is a green vegetal marine fragrance. Nice quality materials as well.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2018

    Eden Botanicals rare Indian sandalwood oil and Henry Jacques 100.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hah, yeah I used to walk my dog around Chip Bee Gardens at night and I have a feeling it was that jasmine which kicked off the fragrance obsession. There's a really nice jasmine fragrance that I did...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Kafka's description of Indolis reminds me of the night blooming jasmine in Chip Bee Gardens. Damn I miss Singapore!
  88. Re: Amouage: Jubilation XXV vs Memoir man vs Reflection man

    If you're in university, Reflection Man would be my pick. It's fresh and could be worn year round.

    Jub XXV and Memoir Man are colder weather fragrances.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A vintage bottle of Eternity for Men. This is a nostalgic fragrance and smells similar to 20+ years ago; fresh, with a nice blend of citrus, jasmine, green watery notes and a little musk.
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    Re: Masculine Jasmine Fragrances

    Panpuri Siamese Water. This is like being transported to Thailand.

    The edt is Japan only, they do make bath products with the same fragrance and they're sublime.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage 30s chanel bois des iles

    Bois des Iles in this bottle is 7.5ml and it should be fine. I've have two bottles of this extrait and they're perfect. Btw if you do purchase this little gem, bring to life Bois des Iles Edt with a...
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    Re: 8 New Dior Privee Coming!!!

    thanks for the update, I'll check these out in the next few days.
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    Re: Sandalwood Fragrance

    this is a really good one. also Neela Vermeire Ashoka has superb quality sandalwood.

    if you're after straight up sandalwood, sandalwood oil from Eden Botanicals diluted with ethanol could hit the...
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    Re: Amouage Selection

    Apparently so according to the seller in Oman.
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    Re: Amouage Selection

    Amouage attars are still being made in Oman. I would recommend Badr al Badour which is a beautiful Cambodian oud and rose attar. Here's an example of red box 2nd batch which is more oud forward. You...
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    Re: Coromandel vs. Cuir Beluga

    They're two mandatory fragrances for the cooler months, not much similarities between them aside from a slight gourmand tilt.

    For Coromandel, the EDT has much better balance next to the new,...
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    Re: Dior Cologne Royale

    I love Cologne Royale as well. In 2015 Dior diluted their Privee line, so try and find one from 2014 or before (batch code starts with a 4).
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    Re: Amouage Arcus

    A hidden gem!

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Rare-Unused-T-E-S-T-E-R-ARCUS-by-Amouage-75-ML-2-5-fl-oz-EDT-for-Men/272966818784?hash=item3f8e171be0:g:3BYAAOSwJs1ZwMhi

    Avinash is a trusted...
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    Re: wool or cashmere?

    Cashmere is warmer, Eric Bompard make some nice sweaters, and their socks can handle a regular machine wash. John Smedley makes good quality extra fine merino wool sweaters for warmer weather. For...
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    Re: NEW: Roja Dove - Semi-Bespoke No. 22!

    They're now available in 75ml bottles @ 750 pounds each (yikes) or in a set of 3 for 1500 pounds.

    Bigbloke may be splitting some of the semi bespoke.
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