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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    +1 to Ken's suggestion for YSL Pour Homme

    I'd also throw in Monsieur de Givenchy here but I haven't had much time with the current stuff and need to try it more. First impressions though look...
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    It's by Patricia de Nicolai - http://www.basenotes.net/ID26144298.html
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    Re: Citrus on a cold Winterís day

    There was a magazine ad (I think) by Acqua di Parma back in either the 2000s or earlier this decade, that marketed AdP's flagship Colonia as a great autumn scent. It may have been in airline mag TBH...
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    Re: Amouage Oman vs UK Version?

    If this thread is about where to buy which version from, I suggest we move this thread to Online Shopping. If however you want to discuss the variation, it's best to leave it here.



    Honestly, I...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    I did own Reflection at one point and though the soft powdery notes were wonderful. After a few wears I'm not sure what changed (perhaps wore it in the wrong environment? Amouage purposefully market...
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    Poll: Re: Reflection Man vs Myths Man | Amouage

    I agree, Myths is great for iris fans but the added ash/smoke is an issue for me. Lots of synthetics here which are an issue for me...



    Yep, agree with you and ZC - I'd pick Reflection (if I...
  7. Re: Adding a winter fragrance to the office rotation

    Adding my welcome as well! You have definitely come to the right place.

    I second Chanel Egoiste, Givenchy Gentleman original and Chanel Antaeus. The latter can also be worn in warmer weather as...
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  9. Re: Newbie needs help to combine some fragrances ;)

    Welcome to the forums!

    We moved your post to the DIY section where we hope you will get some great responses from the professionals.
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    [UK] Re: Rumís Huge Clear-out

    Bump - last few remaining items now
  11. Thread: Rumís UK swaps

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    [UK] Re: Rumís UK swaps

    Bump - last few remaining items now
  12. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Hear, hear! I could state enough cases like this to bring down the entire BN server! More bad experiences as a seller than I'd ever like to remember.
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    Thanks for this - in a way this is what I was hoping not to hear! :)
    I am looking at the Le Grand range as I like the balance and feel of it. It's between rollerball and fountain in my case - both...
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    The writing instruments thread

    Seems like there are a few threads here about watches, shoes and grooming, but I've seen nothing about pens, mechanical pencils and other writing instruments. So for the discussion of these things -...
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    Re: What's your worst anosmic experience?

    Yup, I concur. Just about anything from this company these days is a waste of your time.
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    Re: What's your worst anosmic experience?

    I did have that effect with BR540 on a card - I left it on my desk and went back to it much later only to find the room smelled heavenly, but brought up close to my nose it was a bit too much for me....
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    Re: What's your worst anosmic experience?

    This is by far my worst experience. I can just about detect a faint pencil shavings note in Molecule 01 but that's about it. At first it even comes off as smelling like pure alcohol to my nose.

    I...
  18. Re: Non-IFRA-Compliance & Bogart (Signature) Pour Homme (1975).

    I'd go with the current given how cheap it is. Go with somewhere like FragranceX and you can't go wrong even with a cheap tester bottle and free delivery.
  19. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Both bad experiences for me are with vintage bottles: Polo RL and Epic Man.

    They were both badly off and smelled nothing like the current stuff, let alone the vintage juice. Luckily got my dosh...
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Although I don't own it (yet), I'd say Fougere L’Aube.

    I did think Eau de Minthe would work for me as a 2019 release, but alas I found the DHM too much for my nose.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Haven't noticed the advertising here to be honest but then haven't been around much. I do notice it is popular amongst the ladies mind you. A lot of work colleagues are wearing it. Or at least I'm...
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    Re: My quick review of Amouage - Epic Man

    The thought did cross my mind before I posted previously.

    I recently got a spritz of the friction cap juice from a tester bottle on a card and placed it in a blazer pocket. Even though I threw the...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I should clarify that I wasn't suggesting any of those scents are close enough to LADDM or even alternatives to it.
    Just that the theme of "sweet, spicy and perhaps slightly dusty and balsamic...
  24. Re: 5 fragrance recommendations for someone who likes Zino Davidoff

    Can't say I've come across anything I would class as 'satanic' but going purely on what may appear similar to Zino itself, here are my thoughts:

    Givenchy Gentleman
    Patchouli 1942
    Malle's...
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    Re: My quick review of Amouage - Epic Man

    Yes same here. I get the geranium bit which may come across as soapy/clean, but there is a lot more going on with this. Spices like nutmeg or various peppers for a start. Frankincense bomb is another...
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    Moderator Message

    Right, the bickering has gone on far enough.
    We've deleted some posts from this thread but will be pulling the thread for at least a few days while we clean up the mess and decide on further...
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    That's precisely my issue. Whatever you may wear at so-and-so's funeral will always stay with you forever as that 'funeral scent'. I know I would just end up selling whatever I had that reminded of...
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    Moderator Message

    In line with the site rules, all politically-themed posts have been deleted. If this continues, we'll take further action and this applies to any thread, any post, anywhere on the site.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Plenty of Ombre Leather on this morning's commute. In fact so much that I feel slightly sick.

    Then more Sauvage later on in the day which was actually a relief.

    I am also getting whiffs of some...
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    Re: Similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I'm with Tony on this - I find aspects of the strangest scents that come close to it. Aventus, for example, for the ambrox bomb especially in the dry down which is probably what the OP picked up on...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Aside from all the Sauvage I’ve been getting whiffs of lately, Fahrenheit and Caron PuH most recently.
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    Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    Because it’s far too harsh, doesn’t appeal to the masses and can seem cloying or even overly synthetic to most noses.

    Yes the concept is good and gets top marks for originality but ultimately it...
  33. Re: I have two questions about polo green and Caron line ups..

    I would say if you like woody scents, 3rd Man is definitely worth owning and easily the best from Caron.

    However, I didn’t like the sample of Yatagan that I have (thank you kind BNer that sent me...
  34. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Yes I picked this up too!
    A typical article really from this cheap-excuse-for-a-newspaper!
  35. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Pretty much my thoughts as well. Sauvage is popular in just about every country I’ve set foot in this past year or so (and there have been a few!).

    I’m not surprised to be honest by how much they...
  36. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    I did when it first came out but my comments above referred to the current stuff which I have tried several times in recent months.
  37. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    I prefer Third Man but surprised that Havana does not last on the OP. It could well be affected by humidity, weather changes, etc. On me it's also a beast and that herbal tobacco note seems to...
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    Nice! Might just get Fougere L'Aube after this. Given the exchange rate with the dollar hasn't been too great recently (well let's say not as good as it has been), I'd be tempted.
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    My favourite of all was Fougere L'Aube and I have tried 3 or 4 of them.



    I agree with this. I does smell OK I suppose, but I just couldn't wear something so strong. The sample gave me a...
  40. Re: 20% OFF ALL Serge Lutens at Premiere Avenue ! Nov 2019

    If only they’d have a more generic discount code :undecided:
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    Wowzers! Where have you been???
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    The guy explained that he bought a bottle recently and was shocked with what he smelled. What is so hard to understand?
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    Re: Myrrh centric or scents that accentuate myrrh

    In Europe at least it's a Diptyque boutique exclusive, but definitely not discontinued.
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    Re: the performance in dior sauvage edt 200ml

    I would tend to agree - he needs his head checked-out.
  45. Thread: Hermes Cologne

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    Re: Hermes Cologne

    Do you mean Hermes scents in general or are you asking about the ones you've listed in your gift set?

    I find that the mainstream Hermes range is reasonably priced but not the exclusive range. The...
  46. Thread: Sauvage EDT vs EDP

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    Poll: Re: Sauvage EDT vs EDP

    Joke answer:
    One is generated from nuclear waste, the other one from reconstituted radioactive fish parts.

    Serious answer:
    Welcome to the group! Sauvage generally gets a lot of hate here but...
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    I think in terms of PoaL's reform, it has been made more suitable for men who wear it IMHO. Just about every lady wearer that I know prefers the original.
    Agree that the caps change was a turning...
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    Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    Wonderful thread, OP - thanks for this.



    Nice pic! That'll be a shaving soap behind, right?
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Welcome!
    Once you get to know a few sales reps, you should be in a better position for sampling as they'll know you're serious about the hobby.
  50. Thread: Tapatalk Issues

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    Re: Tapatalk Issues

    I've pinged the admin team. I'm having issues too.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus Auth or Fake?

    Yes I noticed that too. If it was a sealed bottle this might be because it's a 'transition' bottle, so still likely to be quite old if my assumption is correct.



    Agreed. Only he can comment...
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    Re: Polo Blue Flanker Thread

    Only ever really cared for the EdT. Could just about put my hand up to say I could live with the (newer) EdP although I don't see the point of it.
  53. Re: When was the last time someone's perfume annoyed you and which perfume was it?

    Ouch! I got a headache just by reading this :shocked:
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    Re: 1970s Greatest Hits

    These would be my favourites.

    Polo and Gentleman are benchmark leather-chypres. Paco a benchmark fougere and YSL PH a benchmark citrus-chypre.

    Whilst there have been some good attempts, even...
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    I think MR has of those that I own and like, but strangely French Lover is fine.
    PoaL changed before the acquisition but I think it was for the better. One spray of the original and it would be...
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    I am glad they are in some of the larger department stores to be honest. Before that it was just one or two retailers that had them meaning they were less accessible.

    On the down side however,...
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    Re: Does you nose know $$$$$$

    Agree with the phrase as well. Who's going to know that what you smell of is worth (whatever) from two metres away? Same way they can't tell you are wearing a 1K Ermenegildo Zegna suit without seeing...
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    I second all of this with the exception of House of Fraser - they're reputation in my opinion has been damaged since the new management took over. Last I looked they were charging stupid amounts for...
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    Re: Partner shared perfumes

    Mostly Creed's Selection Verte during our summer break
  60. Thread: Mysore Sandalwood

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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    Wowzers!!! :shocked:
  61. Re: Amouage Lyric Man Pre-Formulation Experience | Am I Smelling This Right?

    Me neither - it just didn't work for me.
  62. Thread: black friday

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    Re: black friday

    Yup same here - I would subscribe to their mailing lists to be sure you get all the regular offers, etc.
  63. Thread: Fake amouage?

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    Re: Fake amouage?

    Exactly what I was thinking. Gold leaf embossed laser etching?
  64. Re: Virgin Island Water - Millesime vs. Eau De Parfum

    To answer this question, there is no difference. All VIW bottles are EdP. The Millesime is just a marketing term that Creed use.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Mature person"

    I have always used FragranceX. I've seen perfume.com come up in searches but haven't bothered to even check them, given that they're the same company. I suspect there's no difference.
  66. Thread: Dior Homme Parfum?

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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum?

    I would say you already have the best projecting - DHI.

    DHP comes across heavier, thicker to me and actually quite oily in its consistency.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    I can vouch for FragranceX - very fast delivery to the UK and all VAT taken care of. Use code FSW for free delivery worldwide or FX15 for 15% off and free delivery on larger orders.
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    Re: Did Musc Ravageur change?

    I think I had the 2013 version but the one I have now (2018 or 2019) is totally toned down.

    It's a shame as it was one of my favourite scents for the cold seasons. I've heard others say it will...
  69. Thread: Mysore Sandalwood

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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood

    Villoresi's Sandalo is definitely worth a sniff.

    The prices for C&E's vintage sandalwood scent weren't that bad when I last checked but I suppose these things fluctuate all the time. Do a quick...
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    Poll: Re: Indulge me again, a vote for my next scent

    Think you'd have to go a long way to beat Egoiste from your list...
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    Re: Creed aventus batch S16C01 fake?

    Thanks, Joe. Indeed it is, so we have just moved it.
  72. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    Surprised to hear that people still use talc these days. Aren’t you guys worried about the impact of inhaling such small particles?
  73. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    Yup still widely sold in the UK and a family favourite.

    I have to agree that it does smell like the woody-soapy aspects like Equipage / Equipage Geranium. Oh and I can also vouch for its poor...
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    Re: Burberry London reformulated?

    I think it's nose fatigue - I get this a lot with London.
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    Re: Men's scents that are CHEAP AND SMELL GOOD!

    Indeed... ah well, those were the days!
  76. Re: Which One of These Is Your Favorite Geo. F. Trumper?

    I'd say GFT as well.
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    Re: Leaky bottle...good atomizers in the UK?

    Boots do a 60ml bottle with a fairly good atomiser for next to nothing. Probably though if you are buying many more you can get these very cheaply elsewhere. But the Boots atomisers are very good if...
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    Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    Literally itís barely traceable and doesnít come anywhere near as floral as the name. Itís more of a cumin spice note a la Le Labo Rose 31 or Penhaligonís The Duke.
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    Re: What's a no brainer, reach for cold weather scent

    For this current autumn/winter season, I have been reaching for MFK's Lumiere Noir (men's) quite a bit. I'm really impressed by it, it's longevity and how well it fits the UK cool weather. It is...
  80. Thread: Terminologies

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    Re: Terminologies

    Welcome newbie!

    We did once have a FAQ thread that the mods started. Can't for the life of me understand where we put it...
  81. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Have to say I take back my words from before.

    Tried both the Amyris EdT again and the new Extrait (which seems to have had very little attention other than this thread), both from official...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Amyris Homme Extrait de Parfum by MFK
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    Re: Best beginner oud fragrance

    If you can still find it, there was a dirt-cheap oud made by Korres of Greece. It was called something like Agarwood, saffron and amber. More like a long list of ingredients than an actual name, but...
  84. Thread: Sahara noir

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    Re: Sahara noir

    You are quite right but this is not strictly the full picture.
    Epic came out in 2009 not long after which I bought a bottle. It was a nuclear/beast-mode strength scent. So much that two sprays could...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    Agree with the vintage/current comparison here too. The current has a darker sort of opening compared to the vintage so I suppose that is the citrus that you mention but by no means is it dull to...
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    Re: What happened to Quorum?

    Sorry for my late reply Hugh. Yes, in response to your first sentence - I would say same scent more or less (give or take something perhaps that I can’t quite pin-point, but dare I say 98-99% the...
  87. Thread: Sahara noir

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    Re: Sahara noir

    Depends on the criteria.
    Best for authentic incense? Sahara.
    Most versatile/easiest to wear? Epic.
    For originality/uniqueness? Interlude
  88. Re: Kingdom Scotland Perfumes: any UK BNers sampled from this line?

    Haven’t heard of them as such. Are they available in all UK Harvey Nichs stores?
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    I suppose Knize Ten Golden Edition is worth trying if the original doesnít click with you. I think thereís less of the powder in the Golden Edition.

    Also second Bel Ami and Etro Gomma.
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Hmm not sure why you’d consider Knize Ten in the first place - it has a powdery dry-down which you’ve said you don’t like.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Will you be paying for my new keyboard by card or gift voucher? I gave it a bit of a soak in hot coffee...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Two wonderful compliments this week from none other than my 5 yr old on Fougere Royale and Caron 3rd Man.

    Ok so it wasnít from a female but kids say things with honesty and donít know what sarcasm...
  93. Re: Would you wear Dior Homme or Dior Homme Intense on a first date?

    I would wear either if itís your style. DH for a day date or DHI for an evening outing. And as you say, one spray on the neck is the optimum amount with either - you donít want to come off smelling...
  94. Re: Similar to Paco Rabanne PH with better performance?

    Two cheapies come to mind: Worth Pour Homme and Azzaro PH. Both very close to it in my opinion especially Worth.

    For the same geranium/soapy woods vibe, is also suggest C&S No. 88 and Equipage...
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    Re: Help me put together a Christmas list!

    +1 Rose 31



    Have to say that since trying NYI during last winter, I have since associated it with Christmas even more. Donít know why but it fits the bill.
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    Recommendations based on favourites wanted

    Terre díHermes has been compared to Windsor quite a bit - fresh woods and peppers in both.

    Also do check out Eucris by Trumper as well.
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    Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    This may sound ridiculous but if K10 interests you, then do take a look at the Golden Edition as well. For some owning both is just madness; for others it does make sense.

    Gomma by Etro is another...
  98. What are you Gifting / Receiving this Holiday Season?

    Really? Iíve had a few emails advertising Christmas shopping from some of the craziest stores since late August, but I honestly donít know anyone that has started their shopping even now in early...
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    No idea what it is exactly but it is described as lemon in the notes break down. Definitely doesnít resemble lemon to me.
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    Re: The official Ralph Lauren Polo Green thread

    I actually like the basil note in IC and also the same sort of note in Polo, although itís clear the two notes different in the materials used here. Itís a smoother note in IC but has some rougher...
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