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    Re: Masculine Tuberose

    I wear Savile Row to work regularly - judge the amount.
  2. Re: What are your current feelings on the signature scent you wore when you were younger?

    In my late teens I wore Eau Sauvage then at university and for many years thereafter wore Chanel Pour Monsieur. I still think both are great though I admit that I don't have a bottle of either right...
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    Re: most worn January 2016

    1. Vanilla & Anise by Jo Malone 14 wears
    2. Dirty English by Juicy Couture 7 wears
    3. Z-14 by Halston 5 wears
    4. Bois des Indes by Galimard 5 wears
    5. Grey Flannel by Geoffery Beene 4 wears
    6....
  4. Re: fresh/clean cologne that is not 'barbershop'

    Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille - fresh traditional cologne, plenty of Neroli but not soapy IMOE.
  5. Re: Quintessential English Gentleman's Fragrances?

    You would find that they (in London anyway) would be likely to buy from their barbers and in the right streets. For example Taylor of Old Bond Street (eg Jermyn Street), Truefitt & Hill (eg West...
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    Not sure (!). Compelling in that I keep coming back to it. Someone else mentioned Eau Duelle with Tam Dao which would I imagine create a very similar combo. The JM adds a little sweetness and...
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

    VC&A Tsar with Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille - fresh in spring.
    Galimard Bois des Indes with Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise lately - different!
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    Re: Reformulations done well on vintage gems?

    InterParfums have done a pretty good job with the current formulations of VC&A Pour Homme and Tsar IMO.
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    Re: Suggestions for grapefruit type fragrance

    Both good, both unisex:

    Hermès Concentré de Pamplemousse Rose
    Dior Homme Cologne
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    Re: Fragrance reviews from your better half.

    Usually "what's that smell like...?" eg

    What's that smell like furniture polish? (Monotheme Vetiver Bourbon)
    What's that smell like hairspray? (MiP)
  11. Re: Is YSL's M7 a fragrance that every gentlemen's fragrance wardrobe should include?

    I have the Oud Absolu - I love it, the wife hates it so it gets worn intermittently...
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    Re: most worn 2015

    24 fragrances worn in 2015, top ten:

    1. Savile Row by Richard James 36 wears
    2. Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro 33 wears
    3. Grey Flannel by Geoffery Beene 32 wears
    4. Jean Marie Farina Extra...
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    Re: most worn December 2015

    1. Z-14 by Halston 8 wears
    2. Grey Flannel by Geoffery Beene 7 wears
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme by Guerlain 6 wears
    4. Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro 5 wears
    5. Bois des Indes by Galimard 3...
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    Fragrance lover's Christmas card

    My wife knows me well. Any others from you guys?

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    Re: my wife ranked my twelve fragrances.

    My wife likes anything she had a (positive) opinion on before I bought it and dislikes anything I just went off and bought without testing with her first (on principle I think!!).
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    Re: Richard James Savile Row

    Yes, that's probably it - bummer about Birchbox - bummer all round really...
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    Re: Richard James Savile Row

    I'm surprised they even quote you - UK postal regs would prohibit export. Unfortunately other than direct, as far as I know RJ only supply Allbeauty in the UK (same problem) and Birchbox in the US -...
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    Re: Richard James Savile Row

    Yes, they already did (last year). They claim no reformulation and most with the rerelease seem happy with it. Count me in as another big fan - great and unusual formal fragrance.
  19. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    As I wear suit and tie to work almost every day most of my scents are chosen for formal office suitability. In addition to some of the (very good) suggestions already made I'd add LIDG (autumn and...
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    Most worn November 2015

    As recorded in SOTD mine are:

    1. L'Instant de Guerlain by Guerlain 10 wears
    2. Azzaro pour Homme by Azzaro 9 wears
    3. Z-14 by Halston 6 wears
    4. Grey Flannel by Geoffery Beene 5 wears

    1 and...
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    Re: best ultra cheap mens fragrance?????

    One more for the American classics of the 70s - Grey Flannel and Z-14
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    Re: Best of British

    Some very good suggestions here. Some favourites:

    Richard James Savile Row - unusual, formal (suit, not jeans) well made and good longevity. Hard to get though - only two UK outlets and no...
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    Re: Wet shaver favourites............

    Mostly Proraso Green here too. Serious wet shavers should at least try the other major classics - Aqua Velva, Pinaud Clubman, Speick, Floid, Thayers etc
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    Re: most worn October 2015

    1. Z-14 by Halston 9 wears
    2. Terre d'Hermès Parfum by Hermès 8 wears
    3. Grey Flannel by Geoffery Beene 7 wears
    4. Savile Row by Richard James 7 wears

    2 and 4 for work, 1 and 3 casual...
  25. Re: 4 colognes to live with for the rest of your life. Niche and Designer.

    Why do (most) people think Guerlain is a designer? Guerlain never designed anything except fragrance and cosmetics...
  26. Re: TDH has to be the best all time professional office fragrance

    Many good suggestions here but I agree with the OP that there is something special about TdH - to me it has an aura of expense and quality.
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    Re: Most worn September '15

    1. Savile Row by Richard James 11 wears
    2. Acqua di Giò by Georgio Armani 5 wears
    3. Terre d'Hermès by Hermès 5 wears
    4. Terre d'Hermès Parfum by Hermès 5 wears
    5. Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille...
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    Re: Most used fragrance!

    All time I guess Chanel Pour Monsieur - been through gallons - followed by Eau Suavage then Terre d'Hermès. The heaviest used since I've become a "hobbyist" is Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée.
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    Re: Castle Forbes line - opinions?

    Agree - this is where the reputation comes from - the shaving soap/cream is in general held by the wet shaving community to be about the best (in terms of performance) - scent is secondary.
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    In find it (EDP) a very reliable performer and a just right office scent - certainly among my favourites.
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    Re: Orange Blossom Fragrance

    Galimard Feuilles et Fleurs D'Oranger is a good well priced EdC - not so easy to come by though.
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    Re: Is This Hobby 'Overrated' ?

    All hobbies are overrated and protected by those who partake and underrated and belittled by those who don't. Fact.



    If you want to feel better about fragrance check out some of the watch...
  33. Re: You're Johnny Depp on a solo roadtrip through the American southwest ... what's your one frag?

    Dirty English, Z-14 (together!!)
  34. Re: 8 hour+ Powerhouses under $30. Cheap Powerhouses?

    Grey Flannel, Z-14
  35. Re: What is your favorite fragrance bottle cap/bottle top?

    The original JC Dirty English one with the leather bracelet and charms ;-)
  36. Re: What do you say/do when you get complimented?

    "You're very kind"
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    Re: Your NOT OBVIOUS Top 10 of All Time

    In no order:

    Sisley Eau de Campagne
    Galimard Bois des Indes
    Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille
    Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin
    Richard James Savile Row
    VC&A Tsar
    VC&A Zanzibar...
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    Re: Spraying Clothes Concerns

    I often spray on clothes - inside suit jackets being a favourite spot of mine - but in addition to skin. Oh, except for Dirty English which is, like, ORANGE!!
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    Re: Most worn August 2015

    1. Dirty English by Juicy Couture 11 wears
    2. Acqua di Giò by Georgio Armani 7 wears
    3. Lime, Basil and Mandarin by Jo Malone 5 wears
    4. Dior Homme Cologne (2013) by Christian Dior 5 wears
    5....
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    Re: On Flankers and Perfume Concentration

    Although unusual, there are a few houses who offer concentration choices across the board - Galimard for example offer pretty much everything for both men and women in EdC, EdT, EdP and Parfum.
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    Re: Looking for citrusy signature scent

    +1 for Dior Homme Cologne also my SOTD Jo Malone Lime, Basil and Mandarin.
  42. Re: Richard James - Savile Row, anyone else a fan?

    A glance through your wardrobe says to me that you'd be comfortable with this one.
  43. Re: mens floral fragrance with good longevity and projections? suggestions please.

    +1 - really good and unusual.
  44. Re: lime notes instead of Bergamot / Orange / neroli-- Citrus --in a fresh fragrance for summer !

    Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin - one of the better JMs and one I reach for in summer for the office.
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    Re: Your most worn for July 2015

    1. Lime, Basil and Mandarin by Jo Malone 13 wears
    2. Vetiver Bourbon by Monotheme 9 wears
    3. Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford 5 wears
    4. Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille by Roger & Gallet 4 wears
    5....
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Van Cleef & Arpels Zannzibar 100ml (about a third left) bought in Paris on launch in 2001.
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    Re: Most worn in July 2015

    Here are mine - pretty typical english summer wears (apart from MiP for an evening party!)

    1. Lime, Basil and Mandarin by Jo Malone 13 wears
    2. Vetiver Bourbon by Monotheme 9 wears
    3. Grey...
  48. Re: Richard James - Savile Row, anyone else a fan?

    They're there in the opening but not overwhelming - fairly soft.
  49. Re: Richard James - Savile Row, anyone else a fan?

    I really like this and have a bottle of the current formulation. In the UK it's available direct from RJ (tailor to politicians BTW - David Cameron etc) or Allbeauty. The overall feeling I always...
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    Re: Tuberose and white floral for man

    One more for this one - particularly good IMO.
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    Re: How fine are Fine after shaves?

    I guess you're referring to the AS produced by www.fineaccoutrements.com? Have a search in the aftershaves forum of Badger & Blade - it's more a traditional wet shaver sort of thing and you'll find...
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    Re: NEW Jo Malone - Incense & Cedrat

    I tried it on my way home last night (I pass a JM boutique on my way to and from work). As above, it is a spicy woody incense like many others but, that being said, it's solid and seems to have good...
  53. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    Currently own TdH, AdG, LIDG and MiP - complimented on LIDG on the office once (pretty good considering in the UK nobody ever compliments anyone on anything!!)
  54. Re: So the summer is in the UK-fragrance recommendations ?

    I love both but find them not so similar - the Guerlain is lighter and more "summery" to me.
  55. Re: So the summer is in the UK-fragrance recommendations ?

    Dior Homme Cologne
    GH L'Eau Boisée
    JM Lime, Basil & Mandarin
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    Re: I hate summer.

    I know what you mean - I'm getting basil and lime today!
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    Re: I hate summer.

    Dior Homme Cologne
    Grey Vetiver
    Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille
    Eau Sauvage
    JM Lime, Basil & Mandarin

    In an unusually hot southern UK (34C/93F in my garden) today I've chosen LBM - so that...
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    Re: Most worn June 2015?

    Here are mine for June:

    1. Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille by Roger & Gallet 14 wears
    2. Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée 10 wears
    3. Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels 4 wears
    4. Vetiver Bourbon by...
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    Re: I'm loving Grey Vetiver!

    The EDP is very well composed and a little goes a long way. Love ES too - don't actually have a bottle right now so I guess I'll be reaching for the GV anyway!!
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    +1 if not CPM
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    Re: Perfume etiquette in official surrounding

    I think the OP was right in the first place - Chanel Pour Monsieur. At least, that's what I wore when I went to a garden party...
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    Re: Signature scents??

    In my youth people did know me by Chanel PM - it was all I ever wore for years and was a genuine signature. Today no one frangrance is dominant so I have no signature. Sometimes I wonder if endless...
  63. Re: Ever have days where you wake up and want to sell everything you have except for a few bottles?

    I sometimes think back to my youth when I had at most one per season and try to decide which four of my current collection I would keep today - but it's only a mental exercise! I think around 20 is...
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    Re: House of Guerlain

    Personal favourites LIDG in autumn/winter and L'Eau Boisée in spring/summer but, as above, so many are good. A "Guerlains to avoid" thread might have been more entertaining ;-)
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    Re: need a light cologne

    ++ Dior Homme Cologne
    ++ 4711
    also - Roger & Gallet Jean Marie Farina Extra Vieille

    the Dior if you want to be modern and conventional (ish)
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    Having cared for someone who went through the "supersmell" phase I know how weird and debilitating it can be. It will all become a memory though and full and normal service will resume! All the...
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    Re: Best Fragrance Review Ever

    But if you want to be serious (?!) actually the best fragrance reviews ever are both of Penhaligons Blenheim Bouquet IMO: the first one on this page - http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancereviews/47904...
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    Re: May 2015 - Most Worn Fragrances

    1. Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée 9 wears
    2. Bambou Trèfle by Galimard 8 wears
    3. Zanzibar by Van Cleef & Arpels 6 wears
    4. Vetiver Bourbon by Monotheme 6 wears
    5. Chanel Pour Monsieur by Chanel 4...
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    Re: Fathers Day Fragances

    Well, I'm a father and last Fathers Day I got a bottle of Grey Vetiver which I was very pleased with! I believe TF does do sets but like most others just for stores for Christmas.
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    Re: Where can I get a decent pocket atomizer ?

    I quite like these as an alternative to Travelo - and they are more flexible in use/reuse: http://www.flo-b2b.com/FLO_Fragrance_Atomizers/
  71. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    For me scarcity has more to do with it than price. My SOTD is VC&A Zanzibar - a favourite of mine - but I have just under half a bottle left. I therefore wear it less than I would like - but...
  72. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    In general I avoid Fig - tends to make me fell unwell.
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    Poll: Re: the best for cold days

    All good - but LIDG for me.
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    YSL M7 Oud Absolu has plenty going on besides Oud. Applied in moderation it should do in FL and has good longevity.
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    Re: Most worn April 2015

    Sorry - a bit late to the party this month...

    1. M7 Oud Absolu by Yves Saint Laurent 8 wears
    2. Bambou Trèfle by Galimard 7 wears
    3. Chanel Pour Monsieur (ASB) 6 wears
    4. Tsar by Van Cleef &...
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    Re: Your current scent is discontinued tomorrow

    M7 Oud Absolu
    No and No - but not because I don't rate it. It will probably get 10 - 20 wears a year and at my age the bottle I have will probably do me!!
  77. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    A modest 4 for Galimard (slightly obscure at least!)
    Then 3 for Van Cleef and 2 each for Guerlain and Jo Malone.
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    Re: Best Reformulated Fragrances 2015

    The current (InterParfums) formulations of VC&A Pour Homme and Tsar are both very good. The current (EA) formulation of Grey Flannel isn't bad either (if you like GF that is!)
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    Re: Your favourite YSL except Kouros?

    Another for M7 Oud Absolu - it lasts and lasts and lasts.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure

    That's a good list - I'd consider any of those - Shalimar in particular.
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    Re: Fragrances for summer

    GH is discontinued BTW - only GHI and GHLEB are in current production. Had you thought about L'Eau Boisée? It's really very good. If you'd like something green and obscure how about my SOTD -...
  82. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Can get a slight throat constriction/soreness with some - Marc Jacobs for Men was the worst so that went.
  83. Re: Your top undoubtedly masculine/Alpha fragrances!

    Of moderns, stuff like TF Extreme and M7 Oud Absolu I suppose.


    I think they did - its just a bit of a struggle excluding the classics. From my wardrobe I'd say Azzaro Pour Homme and VC&A Tsar.
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    Re: Quality small to medium size atomizers?

    I have one of these - an alternative to the Travelo and rather more versatile to use/reuse:

    http://www.flo-b2b.com/FLO_Fragrance_Atomizers/

    I have the small model and the sprayer isn't too bad.
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    Re: Most worn March '15

    1. Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels 10 wears
    2. M7 Oud Absolu by Yves Saint Laurent 7 wears
    3. Vanilla & Anise by Jo Malone 5 wears
    4. 1747 by Galimard 4 wears
    5. Grey Flannel by Geoffrey Beene 4 wears...
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    Re: What to buy in London

    So they did - missed that one - apologies for the misinformation!
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    Re: What to buy in London

    True - still like C&S though.

    No, probably not worth the trouble of you've been to Marble Arch.
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    Re: What to buy in London

    Les Senteurs is interesting and, if you go the the Elizabeth Street shop, you're just over the road from Jo Malone's new(ish) independent enterprise, Jo Loves. Jermyn Street for traditional fare...
  89. Re: Cheap 80s powerhouses - One Man Show vs Krizia Uomo vs Oscar Pour Lui vs Tsar vs Aramis vs etc

    This - though it's probably for others to comment on my ice cool classiness.
  90. Re: Improving the performance of the middle and base notes with proper re-applications?

    Only with light cologne. For example the longevity of R&G Jean Marie Farina Extra Veille (one of my summer favourites) is improved with this kind of treatment.
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    Re: My Retro purchases arrived!

    Tsar is in my early spring rotation - the current formula is pretty good IMO.
  92. Re: What scents have you been the most surprised by people's reactions to - either positive or negat

    Much the same reaction from my wife - which is a shame as for me it's a "what's not to like" kind of scent
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    Re: Clean vetiver fragrance

    Both of these ++
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    Re: A Package from Italy - Monotheme - Leather

    Monotheme have some interesting scents across their range aside from Leather (I have Vetiver Bourbon - sort of Guerlain without the leather) which are very cheap in the UK through M&S.
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    Re: NEW: Azzaro pour homme limited edition 2015

    They seem to be churning them out annually now - last years was ApH + orange, this years looks like ApH + ginger
  96. Re: Has there been, or will there be, a male fragrance with the same impact as Chanel No 5?

    Old Spice is plenty big outside the US - most people in the UK will have heard of it, most people's dads used it, most drugstores still carry it.
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    Re: What did they say you smelled like?

    The wife recently: "whats that smell like furniture polish?" - Monotheme Vetiver Bourbon.
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    Re: Sometimes fragrances smell different...

    Yes - all the time - weather, mood, whatever...
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    Re: A Vetiver for summer

    I'll add pluses for the Guerlain Boisée and Tom Ford GV - both good summer office scents. An unusual choice might be Monotheme Vetiver Bourbon which is very cheap (certainly via M&S in th UK) and is...
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    Re: SO, what are you wearing today?

    You're a gentleman and very kind!
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