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    Jacques Cavallier and LVMH

    I always knew that Cavallier is the best perfumer - all his creations are original and very well balanced.
    I am so happy we will see wonderful artful compositions soon.
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    Re: Ambre Nuit by Christian Dior

    smelled the reformulated Ambre Nuit and was shocked - totally different perfume. The body is the same, but the glittering soul of Ambre Nuit, the shimmering beauty of the perfume have gone.

    From a...
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    Re: NEW: L'Homme Ideal Eau de Parfum

    Smelled it in Selfridges today - kind of muted sweet concoction vaguely reminiscent to the original EDT. Totally irrelevant perfume IMO. Very dull.
    Dior Homme Parfum is much better.
  4. Re: The new Hermessence Muguet Porcelaine for spring 2016.

    does not smell good. Even stinks a bit in the basenotes. On the blotter - very banal scent.
  5. Re: Fragrances similar to Jean Paul Gautlier 2

    Amouage Memoir for women - smells same but complicated.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    It's a disaster. Horrible perfume. Not even a perfume but accord of nasty, dry and bitter patchouli. No rum, no vanilla, - nothing. Patchouli in it's worst incarnation.
    I can not believe it's from...
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    could anybody comment about reformulation of Miel de Bois, please:)

    I remember it as one of the strangest perfumes. On my skin Miel de Bois smelled very good.
  8. Re: Frédéric Malle on the Art of Seduction

    Malle used to say that VE is his favourite perfume, and then - Geranium pour Monsieur.
    Geranium pour Monsieur is indeed a masterpiece.
    I like French Lover very much too...

    Portrait of a Lady was...
  9. Re: Frédéric Malle on the Art of Seduction

    But the general trend is that we’re in a digital age, things are much sharper.It’s like seeing the world through photoshop.

    Not everything because there are a lot of fragrances out now. When I was...
  10. Frédéric Malle on the Art of Seduction

    Frédéric Malle on the Art of Seduction
    It's all about the perfect scent.
    February 2, 2016 4:05 PM | by Jane Larkworthy
    Frédéric Malle is known as one of the best perfume makers in the world, but...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Sauvage smells like an accord of bergamot-ambergris-woods not a perfume par excellence.

    Demanchy mixed an interesting ambergris accord (Amber Nuit) with Bleu de Chanel. Distictive yet horrible...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    quite original, amplified bergamot-ambergris-woody accord
    smells not like a perfume, but accord.
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    De Profundis - Serge Lutens

    A touch of masculine L'instant pour homme edt and Dominico Caraceni in the top notes.
    Then it morphs into a soft chrysanthemum.

    If it would't be so soft and less sweet, it could become a nice...
  14. Thread: Dior Homme

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    Re: Dior Homme

    one of the best masculine scents indeed
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    I wore Vetiver Extraordinaire at an official meeting.
  16. Re: New Malle: The Night (Oud. Middle East Exclusive.)

    Smelled it on the blotter and tried on the skin!

    It's not an original fragrance, but Portrait of a lady flanker. I would call it a masculine version of PoL

    1. Base notes are the same as in PoL...
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    never smelled it. Is it nice?
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    too much, too much. One step further and you could go for Amouage Gold..
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    A day time. Vetiver is a good option. Coromondel sounds nice. I was thinking about Vetiver Extraordinaire. It is a bit too moody and dark. Too extraordinary!
    Creed Original Vetiver is a good perfume...
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    Monsieur de Givenchy
    Givenchy III
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    Grey Vetiver is not a bad choice, however it lacks nobility. It is more an office scent.
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    It's a statement!
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    No no no. Boisé sec perfumes (Boss Bottled, Chanel Egoiste, 1 Million by Paco Rabanne) are not a good option, IMO.
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    Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    What perfume you would wear if meeting with Angela Merkel or Queen Elizabeth II?

    I think all gourmands, orientals should be excluded. Popular mainstream perfumes should not be worn too.

    You...
  25. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    because of greed. Perfumes are made of ingredients which cost nothing and no compositions left - plain accords.

    Niche brands make awful concoctions. No compositions too.
  26. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge EDT smells like an old man scent

    sacrilege
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    Re: Platinum Egoiste smells like...

    like nothing else
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    Re: Eau Vive - Chanel - beauty commercial

    smelled it today! It's a minimalist Chance flanker.

    Base notes have a vibe of the original Chanel Chance (Chanel Eau tendre does not have it, Eau Fraiche - has).

    Eau Vive is almost...
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    Eau Vive - Chanel - beauty commercial

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhdZcBsa-dk

    It's one the best perfume commercials I've ever seen! (Gaultier's Le Male is the best)

    It should be launched in Lithuania this week.

    Jean-Paul...
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    Re: Is fahrenheit le parfum a worthy buy

    no.
    buy aqua instead!
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    Oh, what a wonderful bottle! I am surprised. Monumental, in style with Dior and totally new.
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    Re: Dior ambre nuit

    Thank you.
    Actually I haven't tried to layer perfumes in my life. I should try!
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    Re: Dior ambre nuit

    I face the same problem - I do have Tobacco Vanille and find it extremely difficult to wear. Some aroma chemicals irritates me.
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    Re: Dior ambre nuit

    synthetic powder Dior would call an ambergris note:)
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    Re: Dior ambre nuit

    Yes, it gives a sweet vibe. Base notes were reminiscent to Tobacco Vanille!
    Ambre Nuit works well in colder weather.

    I like dusty amber-ambergris in AN. Do not smell much rose.
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    Re: Dior ambre nuit

    Ambre Nuit is nice, really nice, but too synthetic gross :)
  37. Re: How long does the perfume live in the fridge?

    I had a perverse idea - to scent heavy curtains with Amouage or Dove perfumes, Diaghilev, for example :)
  38. Re: How long does the perfume live in the fridge?

    maybe oxidation is not such a disaster because the juice is diluted in 80% or higher alcohol. It's a very good preservative.
  39. Re: How long does the perfume live in the fridge?

    I keep them in a small cooler with a glass door. I turn temperature to a minimum, so it's about 10 degrees.
  40. Re: How long does the perfume live in the fridge?

    mine are 10 years in the fridge and all good. Bigarade Concentree is good also!
  41. How long does the perfume live in the fridge?

    How long could the perfume collection survive in the fridge?
    50 years? More?
    I am talking about an ordinary perfume lover which stores his perfumes collection in the fridge.

    Nothing is eternal....
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    Re: new Dior for men this fall

    without sweet notes?
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Lorenzo Villoersi fragrance

    Teint de Neige
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    All beauty in a minute, then - it's gone.
    No sillage. Close to the skin long lasting perfume with the woody basenotes.

    Top notes - Tobacco Vanille, Heart notes - Amouage Memoir Women and Cartier...
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    Re: Dior ambre nuit

    Shimmering luxury
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    Re: Your 6 fragrances for life

    1. French Lover
    2. L'eau d'Hiver
    3. Dior Homme edt
    4. Tuscan Leather
    5. YSL Opium Edp
    6. Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Serge Lutens - L'Incendiaire

    Nice perfume. Like L'artisan Dzing made in Lutens style.

    The price is ridiculous and not worth that money.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile.

    I was not disappointed.
    I read Kevin's review on nowsmellthis where he describes CI as a musk scent.
    It's true. What amazed me - the musks are not separate from neroli. The effect is neroli-musk ...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile.

    Smelled it. Cologne indelebile is very close to Neroli Portofino.

    The difference: NP is more cosy, more warm because of the amber basenotes.

    Cologne indelebile sticks on the skin very...
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    Re: Skin Chemistry: Real or Myth?

    Real: spray one spray of Dzonghka on different persons and you will see the difference.

    Myth: spray 10 mines of Lancome La Vie Est Belle and I doubt you will notice any.
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Allure Homme Sport?

    does the current version differs a lot from the original formulation?
  52. Re: Chanel: Made in France vs Made in Usa Quality

    I have a feeling it's true: quality is worse in the USA and the formula of scent is different.
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or La Nuit de l'Homme

    Original YSL L'homme is best.
    Bleu is a shy and diluted copy of YSL L'homme
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    Poll: Re: Bleu de Chanel or Allure Homme Sport?

    Allure Homme Sport is the best sport perfume ever.

    Bleu is a trivial functional cosmetics. Smells like Nivea or Adidas deodorant. It's not the question of perfumery. it's the question of smelling...
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    The drydown on the blotter: black Aztec flower + black vanilla + black lavender
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    the most prominent notes are black vanilla and black Aztec flower:)
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    Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    Notes include lemon, black lavender, cinnamon, clary sage, black Aztec flower, black vanilla, amber, cedar and patchouli.

    Something between Lolita Lempicka Au Masculin - Dior Homme Parfum -...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    At least in Lithuania you can smell it :)
    It's a nice scent - fresh Guerlainish Aqua Alegoria (Pamplelune, Herba Fresca) top notes with the mild breeze of L'homme Ideal.
    The drydown muscs are...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    At least in Lithuania you can smell it:)
    It's a nice scent - fresh Guerlainish Aqua Alegoria (Pamplelune, Herba Fresca) top notes with the mild breeze of L'homme Ideal.
    The drydown muscs are...
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    Re: Serge Lutens scent in Madonna Ghost-town

    liquid is greenish. Maybe Chergui?:) or Chene.

    Madonna's favourite should be Tubereuse Criminelle
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    Serge Lutens scent in Madonna Ghost-town

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgDxv0Qg_Rg

    52 sec.
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    Resmelled L'homme Ideal Cologne. Actually, top notes of Cologne smell like one of Aqua Alegorias - I think it's Pamplelune.
    Guerlain Homme is so bland that I constantly forget it's scent.
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    Top notes of L'Homme Ideal Cologne were reminiscent to original Guerlain Homme. Well, it's an impression from a single test - I smelled it once and the top notes evaporates fast. Nonetheless I...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    Yes, top notes smelled in accord with l'Homme.
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain - Eau De Cologne?!?!

    One of the best flankers I ever smelled.
    Huge mojito accord from Guerlain L'Homme in the top notes - natural and invigorating lime.
    Light, musky woody dry down.

    A very good perfume on it's...
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    Re: Purchased Dior Homme Parfum!!!

    A decent flanker.

    I smell some notes of Fendi Theorema in the basenotes of Dior Homme Parfum - spicy woody leather.
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    Re: Calvin Klein's "Reveal Man" Will Be Great

    Reveal Man accords with CK masculine scents of last decades of XX century.
    I was so amazed when I smelled it. It smells completely dated in the style of CK Truth, Eternity.

    Metallic, synthetic,...
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    I did not like it at all and found very sweet and cloying. Gucci pour home II is a way better choice.

    Original and Essenza are great scents. Profumo smelled very boring.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Dior Homme
    FM French Lover
    TF Tuscan Leather
    FM L'eau D'hiver
    Habit Rouge
  70. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    You can not prove the beauty. You can show it. Either you see or you don't. Darkness for the blinds.
  71. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    One Million is a novel scent. It comes from Le Male, however new aroma chemicals, used in Givaudan, made this scent quite outstanding. By the way, we still live in One Million era. Last perfume of...
  72. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    oh, I forgot this aspect! L'Egoiste - Bois des Iles; L'Homme Ideal - Tonka Imperiale and La Petite Robe Noir. Men's perfumes inspired by women's scents.

    You could feel sadness in Polge's voice. No...
  73. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    I should get Tonka Imperiale for my birthday. A melancholy in a bottle! It smells amazing on me - especially when I wear linen shirt :) Hey, tobacco and almondy tonka.
    It's best for moody autumn...
  74. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    It can become cloying if it's warm. You can easily overdose it. One spray could be enough.
    When it's colder, it's amazing - fresh (top notes), woody (masculine) and bitter-sweet...
  75. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    On Bleu de Chanel. The task was to create a functional perfume. "No fantasy in Bleu de Chanel", - Polge told himself. That explains everything.

    On L'homme ideal. Technically it's perfect....
  76. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Guerlain L'Homme Boisee is not an art at all. More functional than artistic.
    I do not say it is not a pleasure to wear this scent.
  77. Re: L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    Aventus is a mish mash concoction which really works. Perfume without a structure: translucent woods, fruits (pineapple) and berries in an endless luminescence of ambergris. Aventus lacks originality...
  78. L'homme Ideal - the best masculine scent of last five years

    I am amazed that L'homme Ideal is a very underrated perfume. French perfumery at it's best - solid structure, great sillage, nice idea - woody cherry almond. It's perfect for autumn or winter. Has a...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Cologne Indelebile.

    I haven't smelled Indeleble cologne, but I feel I know it's smell - the smell of a biter orange tree.
    I have and enjoy TF Neroli Portofino very much. Ambery base is very nice, however the real...
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    Re: Any of you guys wear Ambre Nuit by Dior?

    I find AN as the bergamot, ambergris and rosy amber accord more than a perfume.
    Smells very integral.

    It could become a noble perfume if Demachy elaborates this accord into a perfume.

    "The...
  81. Re: Is Declaration d'Un Soir anything like Rose 31?

    Declaration d'Une Soir is a variation of Ropion's Kenzo Jungle Elephant. No resemblance with Rose 31 or Noir de Noir
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    that's why I think basenotes.net is NO 1 in the world :)
    More objective too.
    I am proud to be a basenoter anno 2005.
    it's a community with high intelligence, tolerance, and impeccable sense of...
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    women fragrances - total epigonism and decadence
    men's - L'homme Ideal and Aqua Amara are good perfumes.
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    Re: Portrait of a Lady

    you could buy Guerlain Rose Barbare or SL Rose de Nuit
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    Re: Flankers you wish existed, but don't.

    Pestum Rose edp intense
    Chanel No 18 Parfum 75 ml
  86. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I think it's mission impossible. I lived in The Netherlands for 4 months. Official institutions do not reply in English.
    The official language is Dutch. Why should they?

    A good reason to think...
  87. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I phoned to Lithuanian customs.
    They said that the parcel came to Lithuania with the label, that VAT was not paid for the goods. The label on the parcel was put by Dutch customs (shipping country). ...
  88. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    today got the reply:

    Dear

    Thank you for your email,

    We are a UK based company inside the EU and as such there should be no customs charges on parcels shipped inside the EU. Unfortunately as...
  89. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I wrote them, attached the documents and waiting for the reply. I will let you know what will be the end of this story. To order from escentual again or not.
  90. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I agree, they were exceptionally good. I used to trust them as a very reputable seller. I am gonna write them again and attach the document from the customs.
  91. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I was surprised with their reply too. It shows the way they respect the customer.
  92. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    Yes, as usually, they charged with the VAT.
    To Lithuanian customs I had to pay additional 30% of the value of perfumes.
  93. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    There is no a threshold in EU space. EU is a duty free zone between member states.
    However if you carry a big sum of money (2500 Euros) from one EU country to another you should declare that to the...
  94. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    yes, that's right.

    Escentuals used to ship from UK (they are based in UK). This time they shipped the parcel from the Netherlands.
    I think, they buy perfumes not from France, but from USA or...
  95. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I wrote that when I contacted them.
    Their service used to be exceptionally good. Five years ago I did not receive the parcel and they resend it.
    I used to order many times from Escentuals and did...
  96. Re: Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I wrote them:
    "I will share my experience of buying at Escentuals in the biggest and well known community of perfume lovers - basenotes.net"
  97. Escentuals.com - had to pay import taxes and they mixed delivery address

    I ordered 3 perfumes from escentuals to Lithuania. Lithuania and UK are the members of EU.
    received the letter from Lithuanian customs, that I should pay import taxes under EU directive 77/388/EEC ...
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    When you get it, write if the juice in the bell jar is the same quality as it used to be, please.
    I remember Miel de Bois as a very interesting perfume, which smelled nice on my skin.
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Joop! Berlin
  100. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    Declaration Cartier
    French Lover
    Tonka Imperialle
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