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    Re: A cheap long lasting summer fragrance ?

    This is a good suggestion, but maybe not if you want to smell young?
    A few years ago I tested this, and found it too dated. A few weeks ago I tested it again and though it was an outstanding...
  2. Re: Recommend me a Citurs Fragrance for Summer

    I like the classic leaning ones: Guerlain eau Imperiale, Guerlain eau du Coq, Nicolaï Cologne Sologne, Nicolaï cologne de Cedrat, Goutal les colognes Neroli, Fragonard Cologne Grand Luxe.

    Also the...
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    To each his own, but to me graphic shirts and shirts with visible brandnames are for children and teenagers. In your twenties, some people maybe can pull it off if it's soberly done (and I don't...
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    Re: Most worn in March 2020

    6 wears: Jicky, Habit Rouge
    3 wears: Eau Sauvage, L'instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    2 wears: Le 3emme Homme, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Fougere Royale
  5. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Also still working here, although not from the office anymore but only from my house. The first week was mostly setting up new procedures and routines, but I'm quite amazed how everyone within our...
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Thanks! It's indeed the citrusy-herbal aspect that I love so much about Tuscany, and I'm not a fan of green and dark powerhouses normally.


    As for my top 5 I would probably go for:
    Divine...
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    I love Knize Ten and the regular Aramis Tuscany, but never smelled these two (also never saw any samples on these I believe).
    How would you describe these in relation to their more "famous" brothers?
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    Habit Rouge and/or New York Intense for me

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    Re: What's the best way to build a collection?

    I think this is a good strategy. I also sample quite a lot, and I can't even count the times I was head over heels after a first sniff of something. My strategy is to then put that fragrance in my...
  10. Re: Best "masculine" perfume for women / Best "feminine" perfume for men

    Well Jicky is alltime top 3 for me, so that's an easy one. I also love Shalimar, and especialy the EdC can be easily worn by any man I think. And lastly Diorella (vintage anyway) is a fantastic...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2020

    Guerlain Derby.

    Funny thing is that I smelled this for the first time a few years ago during holiday in France, and in my mind I wasn't impressed with it.
    Two weeks ago I was again in France...
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    Nice, this also looks like my style (which I would call smart /casual). Minus the watch and white sneakers, but including the thick framed glasses and the haircut. As for shoes, I normally wear brown...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Just arrived today. Extremely happy to have found an affordable little bottle of this one, as this was at the top of my wishlist for this year.

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    Re: Classically-styled Spring/Summer Cheapies

    For your purpose, Guerlain Jicky is the one I would go for (a powdery lavander/herbal/vanilla fragrance). For me, the perfect spring/summer fragrance that isn't a summer fragrance. I personally also...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Jicky EdP, to celebrate I bought a very nice and affordable pure perfume version yesterday.
    And now for the evening Le 3e Homme, because I think both Pour Homme and this one from Caron are great...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Cologne Sologne last week in Paris at the Nicolaï boutique. And my wife also slowly becomes a Nicolaï fan as she bought Odalisque and Weekend at Normandy.

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    Re: Most worn in February 2020

    01. New York / New York Intense (7 wears)
    02. Jicky, L'Homme Sage (3 wears)
    03. Shalimar EdC, Habit Rouge EdP, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Knize Ten (2 wears)
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    35 at the moment. And with around 5 fragrances on the wishlist and around the same amount in my collection I could live without, this feels like an ideal amount.

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Versace l' Homme

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    Poll: Re: Guerlain's light citrus eau de cologne

    I think Imperiale is phenomenal, as long as you're looking at it as a true cologne.

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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I personally think there are enough people here on Basenotes who are buying vintages, especially with a brand like Guerlain, that it is worth the mention. For instance, vintage Habit Rouge EdT is all...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    I tried this one once in the Fragonard shop in Cannes last summer, and remember I wasn't impressed. Maybe I have to sample this one a bit more thourough.

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  23. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Just arrived todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200213/7f8467a36959ea450938e721ae5459db.jpg

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    Poll: Re: Guerlain's light citrus eau de cologne

    I think scent wise Eau de Guerlain just wins it for me (but also really love the others. The AA I have never smelled though).
    If you want somewhat of a longevity, than Eau de Guerlain is the clear...
  25. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - What's wrong with the new formulation?

    I do have to say that I really like the current version. Bright, elegant and fresh. Don't smell anything particularly synthetic about it.
    I also have two mini's of vintage versions. One very old...
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    Re: Insightful youtuber? Your pick

    Very good tip! I loved Clare V's articles when I just started out. Besides this one, she also has "top 10 male/female designer fragrances every beginner should sample" articles which I loved. Those...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    How do you compare this with current GV (if you are familiar with the current version?).
    And I'm not really a watch guy, but I am interested now in your shoes :D

    As for myself, Habit Rouge EdT...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Good topic!

    Not really today, but in the last few weeks I resisted some very good deals on dutch auction sites (where perfume is normally much cheaper then Ebay)

    30ml pure parfum editions of:...
  29. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Guerlain Eau Imperiale -> Loved it! Was aware of it notorious short longevity, so I didn't count that in as a factor for judging this fragrance. As far as EdC's go this is as good as it gets to my...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    With my limited experience, I would without a doubt say Black Aoud from Montale.
    This was thrown in as a free sample with an order sometime and my hate for this is real.
    This was so nuclear an foul...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aramis Tuscany; was cold today and needed some warmth and sunshine. Tuscany definitely did the job.
    Now Shalimar EdC. Just out of my evening shower, and this is just comforting for the late evening.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Paco Rabanne Tenere from a mini.

    Really enjoying this one!
  33. Re: Versace L'Homme is stunningly good - does anyone else love it love it?

    I think I have a deep vtg (l'Homme in italic and panned to the right), which I think is really great. I don't consider it a real masterpiece though that is up there with absolute best.
    Just a...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    New York Intense, because I'm in a lot of meetings today so want to go with a scent I just know delivers. Right now I always seem to go for this one, Heritage EdT or Knize Ten in these situations....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I love both concentrations, but the EdC is definately more versatille. I don't really wear the EdP to the office or during daytime that much, as for me it really is a evening/night time fragrance....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd February, 2020

    Knize Ten

    December till February are always crazy at work, so don't want to think to much about what to put on. Knize Ten is one of those "easy grabs" for me during these months. Long lasting,...
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2020

    7 wears: Nicolaï New York (Intense)
    3 wears: Divine l'Homme Sage, Knize Ten, Nicolaï Insence Oud, Guerlain Habit Rouge EdP
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks, good to know! And agree, the Guerlain Eau's are just fantastic.

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Does this age well in vintage form? I love Eau du Coq but deemed buying a vintage bottle to "risky" because it is so citrus centered.

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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    What a great topic with usefull information this is! I already decided for myself I will go for Cologne Sologne and Eau du Coq for my citrus fixes this summer, but maybe I also should give Eau d'Eté...
  41. Thread: Top 3 now.

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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Right now, I would say:

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EdT (vtg)
    Nicolaï New York Intense
    Divine L'Homme Sage

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  42. Re: Scent of a freshly mown or late season prairie (hay, chamomile, narcissus, coumarin, broom)

    For my "hay fix" I really love Bois Blond by Parfumerie Generale and Vie de Chateau Intense from Nicolai
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2020

    Guerlain Le Frenchy

    Love it! Didn't read up on the notes when purchased, so had no idea what to expect. Upon first sniff, it's clear this is summer in a bottle (small decant in my case). Juicy...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th January, 2020

    Divine l'Homme Sage.
    The more I wear this, the more I come to the conclusion this fragrance comes close to perfection.

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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    1. What is your favorite designer house? Guerlain

    2. What is your favorite niche house? Nicolaï Parfumeur Createur

    3. What is your favorite fragrance genre/group? Classic French Perfumery
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th January, 2020

    Habit Rouge EdP

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th January, 2020

    Guerlain Jicky

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    Re: Any sort of consensus on best facial sunscreen?

    I was recently on "a quest" for this also. I started with using the sunscreen from The Ordinary, and although I really love that brand, I wasn't to happy with their sunscreen (left a white haze on...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Versace L'Homme

    Meeting with the accountants today for the yearly external audit, so this seemed very appropriate.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Gianfranco Ferre for Men AS. Turning out to be sort of a favorite in the evening hours this winter. Very nice scent to have around you for just a few hours when snuggeling up in a nice chair with a...
  51. Re: 2020 - What is the ONE fragrance you most hope to add to your collection?

    A nice vintage and reasonably priced:
    Jicky (doable I think)
    or
    Mouchoir de Monsieur (wishfull thinking probably)
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    Re: What is your ideal perfume longevity?

    Really depends on if I'm working or not.
    On work days, I leave the house at 07:30 and I like my fragrance to stay till around 16:00/17:00. Luckily I don't have skin that eats up fragrances, so most...
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    Didn't go for the travel set after all I was referring to earlier in this thread, but I'm sampling this today, and I agree with your comment. It so happened to be that I was wearing Jicky EdP when I...
  54. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    Guerlain:
    Jicky
    Habit Rouge
    Heritage

    Nicolaï:
    New York Intense
    Cologne Sologne
    Vie de Chateau Intense
  55. Re: Guerlain Women’s Fragrances Men Easily Wear?

    Shalimar in the EdC version is more citrus based than the EdP, and completely unisex to my nose (and just a fantastic fragrance).
    I also have, love and wear the EdP version, but I have to be in the...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    01. Finally settling on a nice cologne for summer. Contenders are Cologne Sologne and Haute Provence from Nicolaï, and Eau du Coq and Cologne du Parfumeur from Guerlain.

    02. Get Mouchoir de...
  57. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Nicolaï - Number One Intense; very beautiful fragrance, in the "classical" Nicolaï style. Parfumo classifies it as a floral chypre, and I can see that. I love chypre style fragrances, and this one is...
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    Re: What are you wearing for the holidays?

    Not 100% sure yet, but pulled out the following bottles for the next three days to choose from:

    Divine - L'Homme Sage
    Nicolaï - Incense Oud
    Nicolaï - Patchouli Intense
    Guerlain - Habit Rouge...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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  60. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Nice additions. I can't stand licorice unfortunately, otherwise I also would have picked up Cuir Cube Intense.


    For the holidays, I myself bought Nicolaï Incense Oud (30ml)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I do the finances for an organisation, so December and January (preparing and closing of the books for the year) are always work packed. I notice I don't have much headspace for other things like...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th December, 2019

    Divine L'Homme Sage



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    Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    I only seen the large 1liter bottles on her own website: https://pnicolai.com/en/boutique/cologne-sologne/
    €123 for 1000ml is an absolute steal of course.
  64. Thread: Introduction

    by Sisyphus
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    Re: Introduction

    Welcome on board Leonardo!

    Your English is just fine ( I say as a 40 year old fellow Dutch man).
    Like many have said, don't worry about shelf life if you take good care of your perfumes (no...
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    Re: Question about Cologne Sologne by Nikolai

    I agree with most here, it is a very refreshing an nice cologne which would work great in hot and humid weather I think.

    Performance for me personally is very good, as this is indeed a cologne so...
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    Re: Guerlain's Eau du Coq

    For some reason you hardly ever see the Eau's from Guerlain in stores here, so you have to go for samples in order to smell these.
    Yesterday and this morning I'm finally able to smell Eau de Coq for...
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    Re: House Affinity/Aversion

    I seem to gravitate mostly towards French houses who make fragrances in the classical tradition. From some of these houses I don't have full bottles (Goutal, Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier), but I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    You can never go wrong with that one!

    For myself, I went with Divine L'Homme Sage today
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Although none of these are on my (very small) wish list, I thought these fragrances where really good and I definitely wouldn't mind ending up with a bottle of these:
    Papillon Artisan Perfumery -...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Nicolai - New York Intense
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    I think I tried most of the line, and my favorites are:
    Chypre Siam (bought a 60ml bottle this summer)
    Fougere L'Aube
    40 Rogue (doesn't seem to get much love, but I though it was a very nice,...
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    Re: Question about Caron's 'Pour Un Homme'

    Personally I don't really see close similarities with Caron 3e Homme or Eau Sauvage (love all three). Pour un Homme is all about unapologetic lavender with a slight animalic undertone and vanilla to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th November, 2019

    Nicolaï - Odalisque.
    Enjoying it on myself while I still can. This is slowly becoming my wifes favorite, so I have the feeling this is going to end up on her shelf eventually :D

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd November, 2019

    It certainly is! Maybe Habit Rouge after Jicky would be even more logical, but there is something so comforting in Jicky I just love to wear that one in the evening on colder days (in spring/summer I...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd November, 2019

    Started the day with Habit Rouge, now Jicky for the evening. Probably my two favorite perfumes.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Aramis Tuscany
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

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  78. Re: Gravitas Pour Homme (MrSmelly) This Sounds Good, Your Thoughts?

    I must say that the note pyramid seems something I could go for, and the comparison to Fougere Royale and Armani pour Homme (never smelled BdP and IB) doesn't hurt either.
    In this day and age where...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Maybe a bit of a side note, but I do have to say I really like the styling of you'r photo's !
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    You're absolutely right here. Funny thing is that Habit Rouge is my favorite Guerlain (just a notch before Jicky), and probably the fragrance I feel most emotionally connected to. Derby I smelled...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    First of all I have to state that I am not the biggest lover of leather fragrances. So if I read that vintage KT had a strong motor-oily petrol vibe, that doesn't sound necessarily to appealing to me...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Do you by any chance also smelled the recent formulation and have an opinion on the difference? I wore the current formulation today (which I love) and was thinking if vintage is worth going after.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I'm one of the people who just can't really warm up to this scent. I'm on my second mini now, and just put some on after reading the above posts on Corolian. Yes, it is a perfectly nice scent, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

    Nicolaï - New York Intense

    Have a 12 hour workday today so needed something with moderate projection but fantastic longevity.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Moschino Pour Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    That's a great one! A full 120ml bottle would probably be to much for me, but if they would include this one among their 30ml offerings I would go for it.


    I meself went for Shalimar EdC today...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    I'm joining!
  88. Re: All Season - All Occasion Fragrances with Very Good Performance.

    Personally, when going for one fragrance for all occasions I would definitely wouldn't pick something with too much projection/silage.

    From my collection, fragrances that meet my criteria are:
    -...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    My no buying weeks are going fantastic (ahum), but for €0,70 per ml I could resist this almost full bottle of New York Intense. Especially while my vintage 30ml has maybe only 15% left.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Versace L'Homme

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  91. Re: Top ten list of favourite fragrances that can be got for $60 or less

    Guerlain - Habit Rouge
    Guerlain - Héritage
    Guerlain - Vetiver
    Guerlain - Jicky
    Aramis Havana
    Aramis - Tuscany
    Caron - Pour un Homme
    Caron - Le 3eme Homme
    Knize - Ten
    Nicolai - Cologne Sologne
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    Re: What do you think of Nicolai Amber Oud?

    I have never smelled Gris Clair so can't comment on it, but for the rest I completely agree. I think it is a fantastic put together fragrance in her signature style. So very Frech and very elegant....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Miss Dior, 70/80's bottle

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  94. Re: Looking for a good fragrance for a 25 year old young professional

    Your description of yourself is very similar to how I was at that age, and still am. I'm not a suit type of man, but do like nice and timeless clothes (indeed chino's, smart/casual shirts,...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I've have an extremely busy time at work currently, so I unfortunately couldn't join in the Moschino pour Homme synchronization.
    As expected though, this topic turns out to be full of interesting...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

    Started my Saturday morning (as I usually do) with the newspaper, a cappuccino and Eau Sauvage Dior(as this has become sort of a ritual it now gives my an ultimate relax weekend vibe).

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st November, 2019

    Habit Rouge EdP


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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Was planning on not buying anything the coming weeks, but the Caron topic on the (temporary?) discontinuation on much of their line, made me buy both Pour un Homme and Le 3eme Homme . I'm not quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th October, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    Guerlain Héritage

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