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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    From what I remember about BB Unlimited it has a nice pineapple note and a nice mint note as well. Both are clear, accurate representations (I.e., the pineapple actually smells like pineapple, the...
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Virgin Mint?

    :lolk:

    I’m on it, Jeff. This week, I swear! I actually just bought a backup bottle. TTYS.


    Another good one that’s discontinued but still sold for pretty reasonable prices...
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    For some other darker varieties of vetiver:

    Private Label

    Or

    Oriza L. Le Grand Vetiver de Bourbon (actually don’t remember if this one is dark or smoky, but I do remember really liking...
  4. Re: Best blind buy ever - Perverso by Baruti - anybody else tried?

    Sounds really interesting, my curiosity is piqued.

    Baruti is a bit of an underrated house, they have some nice releases. This might be my next blind buy. Thanks for posting!
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    I’m looking forward to hearing your take on this once you get some time with it.
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    Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    I was surprised about Code Sport too, It’s a nice fragrance. Through dumb luck I found a 50ml bottle for sale at Beauty Encounter a week ago for $37. It must have slipped through the cracks somehow...
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    Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    When you guys say “Guerlain Djedi” are you referring to the very original stuff that was first released in 1927 and then discontinued in the 50’s, or are you referring to the anniversary edition...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    You like it.
  9. Re: Land mine detection - Identify the worst fragrances in otherwise great lineups

    Parfums MDCI Bleu Satin: You have an entire line of classy, well-made fragrances (Invasion Barbare, Chypre Palatin, Cuir Garamante) and along comes this cheap, anemic, lame attempt at mainstream,...
  10. Re: Best Fragrances Of All Time! (enjoy and never tire of).

    The fragrances in this group have remained among my favorite for a good while and have endured many purges over the years. Except for Elysium and Bleu Parfum, I’ve owned all for at least 3 years,...
  11. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    The two don't have any relation to each other for me, and what I spend on a car doesn't have any effect on what I spend on fragrances and vice versa.

    Having said that, if I had to make a choice...
  12. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    Maybe these will work for you in this case:

    Polo Blue
    Kenneth Cole Reaction
    YSL L’Homme
    Versace Pour Homme
    Legend
    Armani Code
    Bvlgari Man
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    Re: Montale or Mancera Recommendation

    From Mancera, based on your parameters:

    Aoud Vanille
    Red Tobacco
    Aoud Cafe
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    Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia Line?

    Colonia Pura is nice.
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    Re: Valentines Day choice

    Decided to go with Egoiste tonight.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    This is a funny reply. I kind of like it.
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    Re: Guerlain homme question

    I love the metal plate version and prefer it over any other GH formulation, but I’m a bit of a maniac with this scent. It was one of my favorites until they changed the formula and produced the all...
  18. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Any fans of this one?

    Funny to see this thread pop up.

    It's seven years later and I still enjoy this fragrance. Miraculously, it survived the "300 Bottle Purge" of the last two and a half years and is one remaining...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Bought 3, Sold 2 = +1

    New balance = +8
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain's light citrus eau de cologne

    Imperiale
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    I have 49 YEARS AND 265 DAYS of Juice!


    My BLN is 49.725

    Which unsettlingly indicates I will most likely be dead or on my way out by the time all my cologne is gone. :cry:
  22. Re: Can't Smell Your Own Fragrance? SPRAY LESS!!!

    :lolk:

    Well, it could never hurt to try it one day. When spraying light like this I find the back of the neck and one forearm (if you wear a short sleeve shirt) are good places to spray.
  23. Re: A new Dior Homme fragrance is on its way, apparently

    That’s exactly where I fall with it. I’m not mad at it per se....but if I bought a 100ml instead of a 50 I might be. ;)
  24. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    The original M7
  25. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    Apples to Oranges as far as I’m concerned, but I like Pluriel more and think it’s a better fragrance overall. I also like CPUH.
  26. Re: Bought my first bottle of amber pour homme...

    I like it, and I never really found it to be soapy either, more of a very clean saffron. The bottle is really nice too.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Personally I hate the term "sexy" when it's used to describe fragrances and I really don't know what most people mean when they use it. Hate is a strong word, but what I mean is that I don't like it...
  28. Can't Smell Your Own Fragrance? SPRAY LESS!!!

    Something I'm always forgetting and a little word of advice for those who are "just starting out...."

    I have trouble smelling my own fragrance a lot of times during the day. It's goes on well in...
  29. Re: Lacoste L.12.12 Blanc Eau de Toilette or Montblanc Legend Spirit?

    I might have to go with the Lacoste on this one. It's a very unique fragrance and a nice one at that. It's got a creamy tropical feel that's done well and doesn't come off smelling like suntan lotion...
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    Re: Oriental/Woody Fougeres Worth Trying?

    Amouage Jubilation XXV
  31. Re: *NEW* Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Absolu (2018)

    Lately I’ve had the urge to repurchase this.
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    Thank you, jabar, I’m just seeing this comment now or I would have replied earlier. I’m glad you like this one, it’s really flown under the radar.

    It’s frustrating when a fragrance is never added...
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    Re: Hard time deciding on citrus dominant scent

    If you have no budget, Xerjoff Nio is the best option, in my opinion, as it lasts a long time and smells amazing, followed by Acqua Viva if you're really looking for longevity and enjoy the smell of...
  34. Re: Cartier Declaration is such an underrated classic

    Meh...

    I never really liked this one. I'm not a fan of the cumin. Essence has the cumin too of course but I found it much smoother overall and liked it a little bit, but still not that much. It's...
  35. Re: Sperm Whales Confirmed as the Origin of Jetsam Ambergris

    You mean it's not baby whale placenta????


    Damn you Creed sales Associate!!!!


    *shakes fist at sky*
  36. Re: 13 years after release, Diesel Fuel For Life (2007)

    I like Fuel for Life a lot and was surprised by it when I tried. I was expecting overly sweet, juvenile, and cheap smelling, but instead it just had a nice freshness and unique, casual character....
  37. Re: Montblanc Individuel, Montblanc Legend Spirit

    Legend Spirit is a safer, more modern option.

    Individuel is a unique, distinct fragrance that tends to be a “love it or hate it” kind of smell. But in my opinion, it’s better than Spirit.
  38. Re: Latest Paco Rabanne 1 Million Flanker - 1 Million Parfum!

    Lol. I’ve never seen “salty skin” listed as an actual note. I wonder where they sourced that from?

    This could be nice though. I definitely want to try it.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Bluebijou by Piotr Czarnecki

    The note list is tempting but one description of it in a review I was reading included the phrase, “candle shop.” That’s enough of a red flag to keep me from heading...
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    Re: Keeping track of your collection

    I use a different fragrance related website that has an extremely easy wardrobe feature, and then I update it from time to time over here.
  41. Re: OUD Scent with a western Fragrance Touch to it ?

    Polo Supreme Oud
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    Poll: Re: Xerjoff 1861 Renaissance vs Nio

    Nio

    I don’t like Renaissance.
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    It was one of those fragrances I immediately liked a lot when I first opened the bottle. I thought it was great. But certain fragrances have a way of just persisting with one particular smell—I guess...
  44. Re: Sorting through the Diptyque house, list your favorites and best iyo!

    Eau Duelle EDT (one of the best vanillas around for a long time now)

    Philosykos EDP (beautiful, perfect fig fragrance--juicy, creamy, watery-green and fresh)

    Tam Dao EDP (exemplary...
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    Re: My blind haul

    Nice!

    I especially like Cedrat Boise and Black Gold. Two of their best, in my opinion.
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    Re: How is Bois D’Argent by Dior?

    It is. And it's projection/sillage is sneaky. It really gets out there, but I think what ultravisitor means is that it doesn't get out there in a loud, heavy, or obnoxious way. It's more transparent...
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I have to say that I'm extremely pleased with this new vetiver purchase:

    https://fimgs.net/himg/o.33324.jpg

    Elie Saab Vetiver Essence No.6


    FYI, it's currently on sale at Fragrancenet...
  48. Re: Any well done watermelon'esque fragrances that only have a hint of sweetness, ie, not candy'ish?

    +1

    I came here to say this.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I agree. Not fulfilling an order that's been paid for is unacceptable. I've personally never run into this issue when dealing with Slumberhouse, and other than this lone example above of someone's...
  50. Poll: Re: FOUR MFK'S: Aqua Vitae/Aqua Vitae Forte/Aqua Universalis/Aqua Universalis Forte: Which is Best?

    Nothing. I had this thread open on my phone and accidentally submitted a reply to it that made no sense. I then edited it to clarify that my reply was accidental.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I don't think there's any reason for discouragement here. Think about what happened:

    There was the scheduled re-release of some of the old classics and continued production of some of the more...
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    Re: Elegant and calm fragrance

    Caron Pour Un Homme

    Lalique Hommage a L'Homme

    Bulgari Pour Homme
  53. Poll: Re: FOUR MFK'S: Aqua Vitae/Aqua Vitae Forte/Aqua Universalis/Aqua Universalis Forte: Which is Best?

    Accidental reply.
  54. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Reveal Men

    Versace Eros

    Invictus
  55. Re: Givaudan Evaluator Interview part 1 - “Always Find Something Positive” Naila Hamayed

    Great interview and I look forward to reading Part 2.

    I found this specific question and answer both perplexing and depressing:

    “How would you say your role has changed in the last twenty...
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    Re: I love Beach Hut Man

    I liked it a lot at first but got pretty tired of it pretty quickly.

    It’s nice though, that just happens sometimes.
  57. Poll: Re: FOUR MFK'S: Aqua Vitae/Aqua Vitae Forte/Aqua Universalis/Aqua Universalis Forte: Which is Best?

    A few years later and I can honestly say that only one out of this group that I like is Aqua Universalis. It’s still the best clean laundry scent I’ve encountered.

    AV: Too weak and thin

    AVF:...
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    Until the recent comments directly above, I was under the impression they were owned by the same parent company. And after smelling Carlisle (PdM) and Blessed Baraka (Initio), I was pretty confident...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Previous Balance = +6

    Bought one last week I forgot to add (Rochas Moustache EDP) = +1


    New balance = +7
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I haven't tried it yet...

    But I've heard good things about Sun Drunk, in terms of its smell, that it's like an orange soda, like Orange Fanta, but in a good way, not overly sweet and sugary. It...
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    I think that's a fair assessment. It's not particularly complex or even that craftily handled in terms of how smooth or tightly composed it feels. But it's a very enjoyable smell and a nice...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I hate this one! Hahahah. It's like the opposite of what I look for in fresh, citrus fragrances...kind of smells like I'm eating an orange in a hot taxi cab with a driver who needs a bath. But I...
  63. Re: The price value of a fragrance shouldn't be contingent on it's performance/sillage

    Absolutely not.

    At the same time, there's no excuse for an expensive fragrance that feels "thin" or "weak." This is very different than close to the skin. A fragrance can sit close to the body...
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    Re: So umm...Dior Homme 2020...?

    Boring, but not unpleasant. Good for a guy who wants something very discreet and anonymous for the office or whatever, not so good for everyone else.

    Nice citrus opening with a soft, plasticky...
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    Re: Any fans of Initio Oud for Greatness?

    Yes, I like it a lot. It's hard not to like if you enjoy warm, sweet fragrances. Opens with a nice medicinal oud note and follows with fruity saffron over a burnt sugar accord not too far removed...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos........What a beauty !!

    It's like a higher quality version of Rochas Man combined with Pure Havane. I love it. Nice and airy and lasts all day.
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Yes, Ma'am.

    I was tempted to pick up the EDT 1949, which was also in stock for the same price, but I have a pretty good feeling it's not my style and I wouldn't like it.
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    Re: *NEW* Rochas Moustache EDP (2018)

    Just got a bottle of this in yesterday for $35. It’s definitely worth it at that price. It smells very, very similar to YSL Tuxedo and the average person could never tell the difference between the...
  69. Re: Which ten fragrances would you choose with these requirements?

    Bleu de Chanel Parfum
    Terre d’Hermes
    Prada L’Homme
    Acqua Di Gio Essenza
    Fahrenheit
    Dolce & Gabbana The One EDP
    Carven L’Eau Intense
    Guerlain Homme Intense Eau de Parfum
    Yves Saint Laurent...
  70. Re: Who are some of the most important/greatest perfumers to know?

    Excellent place to start for sure. Nice list! I’d add Olivier Polge as well.
  71. Thread: Airy amber

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    Re: Airy amber

    I have a feeling your initial suspicion, Ambre 114, is the answer you’ve been looking for. To begin, it’s an amber fragrance that isn’t heavy and radiates a clean, semi-sweet, white and airy,...
  72. Re: Pacific Rock Moss is such a fresh delight

    Wasn’t too impressed by this one. I thought it was an okay, light aquatic but that’s about it. I didn’t love its overall smell.

    Interestingly enough, 24 Ice Gold by Scentstory smells just like...
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    Re: Imaginary Authors Sampling

    Interesting comments on this house. I had a similar post with my sampling impressions without the newer releases back in 2015.

    At the time I definitely found them a mixed bag, with some good...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Sold one.

    New current balance. +6
  75. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    I thought the question wasn’t asking if we can do it, but if the average person can do it.

    I can tell when someone’s wearing a cheap fragrance like Axe or whatever the female equivalent is. I can...
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    I would have recommended this too if I didn't think the price was a little bit out of the range of what he was asking for, but you're right about those 15mls. And even right now you can get a 50ml...
  77. Re: Can ppl tell if you're wearing a cheap fragrance?

    I don't think so.

    When people say something like, "She smelled like cheap perfume," it probably has more to do with how much she was wearing than whether or not it was actually cheap.

    I think...
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    Re: Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    Bottles are available at Beauty Encounter if anyone is interested.
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    Re: Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    I'll see if I can take one and post one at some point. I had a picture from an advertisement in my original post but that picture seems to have disappeared (probably because I bought it ;) )
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    Re: Uden performance

    I personally do NOT get a mojito accord from Renaissance. If that’s something your after the silver plated bottles of the original Guerlain Homme and Homme Intense EDP are the best examples out...
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    Poll: Re: Naxos vs herod vs oajan

    Having owned and worn all three...Naxos. But they’re all very nice.
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    Re: Eating crow: The house of John Varvatos

    John Varvatos original is an excellent choice for a leather or dark-spicy fragrance for a “beginner.” (And it’s nice for anyone else too).

    I remember when all I owned was AdG, Lacoste Essential,...
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    Re: Masculine powdery scents

    Penhaligon’s Sartorial

    Price comes right in at your max but should work.
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    Re: Uden performance

    I would go with Nio since it would be a good way to balance Naxos (now you’ll have a freshie, and a gourmand/sweet fragrance). Uden is nice, it has a very refined, high quality feel to it, but I...
  85. Re: Fragrancenet Already Out of Old Dior Homme Intense Bottles...Possibly

    LOL....okay, got it!

    Yeah, my bottle has batch code 9D01, April of 2019. New box, old bottle, old formula for sure.
  86. Re: Fragrancenet Already Out of Old Dior Homme Intense Bottles...Possibly

    Thanks. Since I opened the 50ml bottle anyway, I’m going to do a close side by side comparison, on paper first, then skin. I’ll pay attention specifically to longevity, projection and smell and...
  87. Re: Fragrancenet Already Out of Old Dior Homme Intense Bottles...Possibly

    Really?

    Thank you, Nick. I had no idea. I'll open the 50ml later to check. The box says "Dior Homme" in the exact same font/style that they're using for the new 2020 stuff. That's why I suspected...
  88. Fragrancenet Already Out of Old Dior Homme Intense Bottles...Possibly

    *EDIT* I’m leaving my original message but please note that everything I stated below has more or less been edited and addended. I wrote this after a false impression caused by a new bottle packaging...
  89. Re: What do you consider an appropriate fresh/aquatic scent for a man in his 40s?

    AdG Profumo or Essenza

    Sel Marin with a light application

    Every Storm is a Serenade

    Epice Marine

    Bulgari Aqua
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    Re: Hanae Mori H.M. for Men EAU FRAICHE?

    Alright! So Hanae Mori HM Eau Fraiche came in today and I've just had the opportunity to put a few spritzes on my forearm. Now, I am battling a stuffy nose today so this morning I took a couple...
  91. Re: Frequently mentioned scents you STILL haven't smelled....

    Leather Oud

    I'm tempted to blind buy it, but I've heard it's one fragrance you definitely don't want to blind buy.
  92. Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    I laughed.

    ;)
  93. Re: Fragrance with a fecal smell an addictive? Do you like fecal scent fragrance?

    Change1!

    That's the guy I've been trying to remember for all these years now...oh how the time flies.

    Change1 used to have the best posts, including such hits as, "Do Songe d'Un Bois d'Ete ...
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    Re: Coffee based frgrance

    +1

    Nice recommendation.
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Imaginary Authors Telegrama: I like it! It's a powdered-sugar and lavender fragrance with an odd "Fresh Linens" accord in the opening. Really warm and comforting. It also reminds me of something so...
  96. Re: What are your top 3 favorites from Atelier Cologne house?

    Pomelo Paradis

    Poivre Electrique

    Santal Carmin tied w/Cedre Atlas
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    I don’t like when reviews neglect to discuss how a fragrance wears. Is it a light scent? Heavy? Diffusive? Or does it sit on the skin? Does it catch the air in wafts or does it radiate steadily in a...
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    Re: Raunchy, dirty and elegant leathers.

    Those adjectives are at odds, but I think Puredistance M embodies this to some degree. It's a very elegant leather. I mean it feels rich, but it's got some rugged/dirty elements to it as well, at...
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    Re: Lets Talk About Imaginary Authors

    I wanted to update this thread after the recent experience of purchasing Telegrama directly from the Imaginary Authors site.

    Aside from the fact that it was shipped extremely fast, the overall...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    I tell ya, I was terrified last year when (I believe) Anton Pan announced that Hermes would be releasing a new pillar. “God, please don’t let it be shit,” is all I could think. I believe it wasn’t...
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