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  1. Re: Where can I get some vintage Joop! Wow! ?

    This was actually funny. I'm getting a little tired about all the reformulation worries and talk.
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    Re: NEW: Wow! Joop!

    I do like the bottle. Need to sample this when available. Probably not for me, but always the optimist thinking I might be wowed.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    I like bubble-gum so I don't see the problem. Looking forward to get my nose on this.
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- smells wonderful!

    Very interesting. I almost skipped this thread because the original Gucci Guilty is among the worst fragrances I have ever tried. If this flanker really has nothing in common with the original, I...
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka

    This one peaks my interest. Need to get a sample.
  6. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 30 ml $84 & 50ml $135 Shipped (US) INTL AVAIL. New Ones Added

    So I finally got my bottle of Ombre Leather after many weeks of waiting. The first bottle that Mike sent got lost in the mail. It's the first time he ever lost a bottle. He did send me a new bottle...
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    Re: Is "Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo" worth?

    My favourites are Spicebomb and Man in Black, but you should definitely be testing Tom Ford Noir Extreme.
  8. Re: Don't Get Ferragamo Uomo--Buy L'Artisan's Noir Exquis Instead

    I will definitely put it on my to sample list.
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    Re: Is "Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo" worth?

    I find the performance to be quite good on this. It does not perform as well as A*Men, but quite good never the less. The price is also right. It's a lot less money than I paid for my bottle. If you...
  10. Re: Don't Get Ferragamo Uomo--Buy L'Artisan's Noir Exquis Instead

    I did buy a bottle of Ferragamo Uomo just when it was released and I find it to be excellent. I find it very well blended and naturally smelling. This perfume is not harsh or chemical smelling in any...
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal - Worth a blind buy?

    Still excited to know what you think of this. :beer:
  12. Re: NEW: Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey pour Homme Noir Ambre (2016)

    Looking forward to sample this if it ever gets here. I see some people say it smells nothing like Habdan. I hope that is the case, because I didn't enjoy Habdan much.
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    Re: JPG ultra male or invictus

    I never get any compliments, so I can't comment on that, but 1 Million Privé is my absolute favourite of these three. The only thing is that it's not very loud, and maybe not a clubbing scent.
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    Re: Lalique - Voyage de Parfumeur

    So I've got my candles and have been putting my nose them. Unfortunately they are to pretty and expensive for me to light them up just yet. I want to keep them pristine for a while longer, so my...
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    Re: Scent menu for housekeeping business

    Diptyque is the best bet and also the best known brand for high end candles. Used by famous popstars to fragrance their hotel rooms when on tour, used in boutiques to attract customers, and by...
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    Re: Tom Ford Candle Pricing.....WTF?!

    That is just crazy. I've never tried a Tom Ford candle, but the reviews I've read haven't been favourable. One should probably stick to Diptyque and Cire Trudon for quality candles.
  17. Re: Houses releasing if foreign languages....

    Been there. Done that.
  18. Poll: Re: Poll: Do you re-apply cologne on a night/day out ?

    Often it's just your nose adjusting to the scent and makes you smell it less. People around you can most likely smell you long after you don't smell yourself.

    If you want the fragrance to last...
  19. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    Yes, I know that is what you meant. Any chemist with half a brain can measure the concentration of alcohol in a fragrance. Watering out a fragrance with more alcohol just doesn't happen. It's just...
  20. Poll: Re: Poll: Do you re-apply cologne on a night/day out ?

    I would have to vote no. I never bring a bottle with me.
  21. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    Now you are talking about something entirely different. Changing the concentration of alcohol has nothing to do with the formulation of the fragrance oil. You also assume it would be difficult to...
  22. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    That doesn't necessarily make business sense. The juice itself is the cheapest part of distributing perfume, so cost-reduction of the formulation isn't normally something you save a lot of money on....
  23. Thread: Godolphin

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    Re: Godolphin

    The citrus part of AdP Colonia Leather dissipates within 15 minutes, so that part is correct. The Tuscan Leather part of the perfume last a very long time, and I don't think you should be worried...
  24. Thread: Godolphin

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    Re: Godolphin

    Godolphin is not a copy. It is recognisable, but different enough to stand on its own. I really like it.





    Both these statements I can agree with.
  25. Re: Thoughts on Boss Orange and YSL La Nuit Intense

    There is no question that YSL La Nuit Intense is head and shoulder above Boss Orange in quality and sophistication. I agree that the bottle of Boss Orange is a beauty, but so are many of the Boss...
  26. Re: Why Do Companies Reformulate A Successful Fragrance?

    One example is the old Dior Homme and Dior Homme Intense. Dior didn't own the licenses for the original formulations, but licensed them from another company. They had to pay to use it, and this of...
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    Lalique - Voyage de Parfumeur

    So I ordered five of these candles blind, and I'm really excited for them to arrive.

    Gingembre Yunnan
    Peupilier Aspen
    Santal Goa
    Vanille Acapulco
    Vetiver Bali

    Anyone have experience with...
  28. Re: fragrances that have been really growing on you?

    1 Million Intense. When I sampled it a couple of years ago, I found it to have too much rose and too similar to the original. Recently I found a bottle on sale and I really love it now. It's playful...
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    Re: Montale question

    I think people are worrying to much about reformulations. Montale perfumes are known for being intensely powerful. So one release is slightly less intense the other one. Does that really matter? You...
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    Re: Cuir D' Arabie

    I find Cuir D' Arabie to be quite nice, in a bad sort of way. It's definitely a challenging perfume. Not something I would wear in public, but I really like it never the less. The leather in there is...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Douglas has Cartier. I've not been to their store in Oslo, but online they have a wide selection. I got my sample from them.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    So I got my sample of L'Envol today. First, this is definitely not for me. The beginning is quite lovely with a fleeting scent of honey, but it lasts only five minutes. Then it transforms into a...
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    Marc just gave this a raving first impression. I love this fragrance and wonder why it's not more hyped.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFzpQ539DgM
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    Re: Guerlain Santal Royal - Worth a blind buy?

    Looking forward to your thoughts. I've too been looking at Santal Royal for a blind buy, but so far not taken the chance. Opinions are split on this one.
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    Re: Frangrance box?

    I keep my boxes. Mainly because I move a lot, and taking my collection with me is much easier when the bottles are in boxes.
  36. Re: NEW: Diptyque Holiday Candle Collection for 2016!

    I've just been buying a few Diptyque candles, and these holiday candles look great. From what I have read, Diptyque holiday candles sells like hotcakes before Christmas, with shops often running out...
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    Re: Thoughts of CK Eternity NOW?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/409842-CK-Eternity-Now
  38. Re: hERVE gAMBS? Just curious as to who this designer/perfumer is................

    I got a response suggesting I choose Sweden, and leave a note they should send to Norway.

    But no matter. It cost 24 Euro shipping samples to Sweden. That is just plain insulting when shipping is...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé

    That's interesting. I find Oajan utterly repulsive while 1 Million Privé is wonderful. That sharp cinnamon in Oajan is very different from what's in 1 Million Privé.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum

    But the vanillic dry down is the best part! Just kidding, but I guess it's just a matter of taste. To me Fahrenheit Le Parum is the best of the Fahrenheit's.
  41. Re: hERVE gAMBS? Just curious as to who this designer/perfumer is................

    I know why. It's because Norway is not a member of the EU. But it is a very shallow reason.
  42. Re: hERVE gAMBS? Just curious as to who this designer/perfumer is................

    I was just looking at candles from Hervé Gambs, and this post caught my eye. I was not aware of the perfumes, but I am now. Browsing hervegambs.fr I found that they sell sample packs. Hurray!...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    I have a sample of L'Envol on the way now. I really want to like this, especially since I like the bottle. Crossing my fingers and hoping it will be good.
  44. Re: Looking for a fragrance that smells like fruit candy

    Ha! This I need to get a sample of. Just for the novelty.
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    Re: New: YSL La Nuit de L'Homme Eau Electrique

    Thanks for the info. Bottle and colour look gorgeous. Unfortunately the notes don't look promising to me. So far all the "blue" fragrances has failed to seduce me.
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    Re: Candles for a bachelor's place???

    Malin+Goetz Tobacco Candle
    Malin+Goetz Cannabis Candle
    Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Candle

    Voluspa Baltic Amber
    Voluspa Branch Vermeil
    Voluspa Chestnut & Vetiver
    Voluspa Ponderosa
    Voluspa Santiago...
  47. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    I gave my bottle to a friend and he liked it alright. I even think the smell suited him. It is sometimes strange how taste can differ.
  48. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    Impossible to know. I really like Ultra Male, and this is definitely the bottle Ultra Male should have been in.
  49. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    So I got my bottle, and it's a major disappointment. Since I like Le Male and Ultra Male I thought this would be a pretty safe blind buy. But the scent is not very good at all. It's leather and...
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    Re: 'Decanting' question

    Indeed. One time I even made my own funnel with packing tape, and it worked like a charm.
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    Clean For Men Black Leather

    So I just saw this. Anyone smelt it yet? Clean is a brand I've never tried.



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  52. Re: FDA Is Preventing European Orders To The US?

    And how many accidents in planes have there been with perfume bottles? They are fixing a problem that does not exist. And it's OK to bring many bottles in a duffel bag, but in bubble wrap and...
  53. Re: FDA Is Preventing European Orders To The US?

    That was my thought also. United Kingdom is the one place on earth I can't order perfume from. The rules there are ridiculous.
  54. Re: Re-release: TOM FORD Bois Marocain Reserve 2016

    I also have a bottle of Bois Marocain, and while I think it's a great perfume, it is not among my favourite Private Blends. I'm really wondering if this re-release has changed noticeably. Excited to...
  55. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS - 30 ml $84 & 50ml $135 Shipped (US) INTL AVAIL. New Ones Added

    Received my decant of Vert d'Encens today. Thanks!
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    Poll: Re: Poll : Your Fav of the AdP Colonia ?

    Ambra is my favourite. Oud and Leather are also great. The rest of the line I don't care for.
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    Re: My Thoughts on Dior Savauge

    I think the comparison to Kouros isn't half bad. I remember the first time I smelled it and it was absolutely horrid. To me it's a pure stink bomb and unfathomable how someone might want to smell...
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    Re: My Thoughts on Dior Savauge

    I'm thinking the same. It blows my mind that people actually like the smell of this. I'm convinced there must be something genetic making different people smelling different things in the same...
  59. Re: LEATHER ( inexpensive, Suede ) similar to Dior Homme, Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur )

    I'm surprised you haven't mentioned Dior Homme Parfum, as this is essentially Dior Homme with added leather.
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    So I've been using Uomo for a few days now, and I'm linking it more and more. The sweetness in this makes it a perfect fragrance for a cold autumn day. I've been switching between this and 1 Million...
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    I've just read the review by ClaireV. A very thorough and interesting review. Made me think this is worth having in the collection. Any more opinions?
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    Re: 1 Million Merry Millions?

    This was news to me too.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    Then your imagination is simply lacking. I simply don't get this age thing some people are on about. If it smells good, it smells good. It doesn't matter if some people used it as a teenager. It...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: 1 Million Privé

    I love this new 1 million much more than the original, but I agree the projection could have been more. People hardly smell this on me. It's almost like this is more suited for private encounters....
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    Re: Question for experts

    If Invasion Barbare contains Iso E Super, it has to be very low concentration. I did sample it, and while I really can't stand the smell, I did not detect any Iso E Super.
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    Re: Question for experts

    Yes, Andy is known for using Iso E Super, but L`Air du Desert Marocain does not have it. He checked his recipes and I have his e-mail right here.
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    Re: Question for experts

    No. There is no Iso E Super in L`Air du Desert Marocain! Andy personally checked that for me since I'm allergic to it.
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    Re: Question for experts

    I just blind bought This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire because it got good reviews, but was shocked to find that it was loaded with Iso E Super when I used the first spray. Lucky for me, the shop I...
  69. Re: anyone try this fragrance? Tobacco Absolute Eau de Toilette by Molton Brown

    Thanks for your opinion. More people have said that the opening is difficult, but the rest of the fragrance is wonderful.
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    I'm thinking this perfume is alright as long as you are not sensitive to Iso E Super. This thing is burning my nose like sniffing paint thinner.

    Edit: It was actually very nice the first minute...
  71. Re: anyone try this fragrance? Tobacco Absolute Eau de Toilette by Molton Brown

    I have not tried it, so I cannot help you. But Molton Brown has been on my mind lately, and I want to try both Tobacco Absolute and Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold. Both get positive reviews on...
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    So my bottle arrived today. Opening was very promising and I immediately smelled strong similarities with Fahrenheit Le Parfum. But then the Iso E Super showed up and ruined the whole fragrance. Very...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum: underrated gem

    I love this so much, I have two backup bottles of it. I also own and love Fahrenheit Absolute almost as much. The original Fahrenheit I cannot stand, so my love for these two was a complete surprise.
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    Re: Uomo Salvatore Ferragamo

    So I got my bottle today. Initial impression is not raving enthusiasm. It smells good, but I don't feel it stands out in any way. When you collect fragrances and you have many bottles, you want...
  75. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    Yes, I also just saw that video. I'm definitely getting that bottle as soon as it's available locally.
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    Poll: Re: First private blend Tom Ford??

    Is it a law out there that says only grandparents are allowed to smell good? :shocked:
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    Mine is in the mail. :smiley:
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    Poll: Re: First private blend Tom Ford??

    Tobacco Vanille is a superb scent, but it's not really an outgoing type of scent. I prefer it in colder weather, out for a cup of coffee in the snow, or just staying at home under a blanket reading a...
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    The closest I can think of is actually Tom Ford Noir Extreme.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    I still use a couple of Axe, and I love the scent. I don't let anybody tell me what I should like. Perfume snobbery is unbecoming. But yeah, they don't last long.
  81. Re: NEW: Tom Ford Private Blend Vert de Fleur (and three others)

    Sorry, but I'm going with Mike. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/385743
  82. Re: NEW: Tom Ford Private Blend Vert de Fleur (and three others)

    That sounds good to me. Looking forward to getting a split of this.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum... REFORMULATED!

    I was just checking availability online, and I don't think this is risking discontinuation anytime soon. It's available in 50, 100, and a huge 200 ml bottle. That must mean that this sells pretty...
  84. Re: Where can I buy JPG Le Male Essence de Parfum?

    I guess it's still a little early. It has not reached general availability in Europe yet.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    I hate it when people say that. I love Tom Ford White Suede, and that's supposedly much more feminine. It's not necessary to stick a gender to these perfumes.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    That can't be a bad thing. :thumbsup:
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    Re: tom ford noir extreme +

    No. It's just better. Noir Extreme and Noir Femme are very close and I own both. I have no problems with the projection of Noir Extreme, so I'm not sure if Noir Femme will project more.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    I can't wait for you to split the first bottle off this. Ombré Leather 16 sounds like something that I would love. :smiley:
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Thanks for your take on this AntonPan.
  90. Re: I need a more affordable patchouli absolu....

    I'm not sure what you are after. Are splits affordable enough for you? Bottles from eBay? Alternative perfumes that are not Tom Ford?
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    Re: Gucci Oud - worth buying?

    Yes, really. I wanted to love it because I love the bottle. There is just something in there that I find harsh. It's not necessarily the oud.
  92. Re: Tried the new Zadig & Voltaire This is Him! EXCELLENT

    Thanks! I was waiting for your opinion on this. I might just spill the beans and get a bottle.
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    Re: First Oud fragrance - and first post!

    M7 Oud Absolu can be a little overwhelming for a beginner. It's not a crowd pleaser by any definition. Versace Oud Noir is much more approachable where the oud is soft and silky. Polo Supreme Oud is...
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    Re: Gucci Oud - worth buying?

    I have the Gucci Oud, and I think it's nice. It's quite soft and some might think it leans a little feminine. The oud is not in your face but play nice with the other notes. All in all a very nice...
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    Re: Is current Chanel Antaeus worth it?

    I've sampled the current version, and it was very strong and long lasting on me. I conclude that the vintage must be close to nuclear power then.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Have you smelled Euphoria Gold Men by Calvin Klein? You think the honey is similar to that?
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    You are right. It's only about three hours driving to get there. Cost of the gasoline will be more than the perfume. But calling Narvik a big city is a bit of a stretch, don't you think? :wink:
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    Yes, way up north past the Arctic Circle. It's not a place where there are a lot of perfume shops.
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    Re: NEW: Cartier L'Envol

    I live pretty remote, so that's not going happen. It will be much cheaper to blind buy a bottle than it is to travel to a place that might have it. I have to base my buying on what you guys say.
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari Man Black Orient

    I was about to blind buy this, but this new Man Black Orient is 40% more expensive than the regular Man in Black. Too expensive for this type of perfume. Guess I'll wait a few months and see if the...
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