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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Boadicea the Victorious
    Azrak

    https://i.postimg.cc/VvDMXjF2/BTV-Azrak.jpg
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    LM Parfums - Aldheyx


    I really like this one. Simple, inoffensive. Laundry fresh and clean. I find it very uplifting. It's been over a year since I have worn it last. I need to use this more...
  3. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Most their mediocre and bad scents (most of their recent releases) get way more attention than they should, so it's hard to pick a "sleeper"


    I guess the closest I could think of to something...
  4. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Ramon Monegal - Agar Musk -- Never mentioned, but one of my favorites.

    Bvlgari Man is a really nice underrated vetiver scent.


    Recently discontinued (I think), but it may still be readily...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    "Leather" is rarely done well in fragrances, but I do like the notes with this one.

    I am cautiously optimistic. Thanks for the info on this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

    CREED
    PURE WHITE COLOGNE

    https://i.postimg.cc/0jnw81Bc/Creed-Pure-White-Cologne.jpg
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    Re: Pros & Cons of spraying fragrance on shirts

    I spray my t-shirt if I am wearing one under my normal shirt. I don't spray on any nice shirts especially if they are light colored.


    You could also spray a handkerchief and put it in your...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Wore Kenneth Cole Reaction T-Shirt last night. Really enjoyed it. It had been a while since I had worn it last. Wife complimented me on it too.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    SotN:

    Kenneth Cole
    Reaction T Shirt

    https://i.postimg.cc/J0PgtBbf/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction-TShirt.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    MONTALE
    AOUD LEGACY

    https://i.postimg.cc/qqwGnjs1/Montale-Aoud-Legacy.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    CHANEL
    ALLURE HOMME SPORT - COLOGNE SPORT

    https://i.postimg.cc/Vv4QkJR2/Chanel-Allure-Homme-Sport-Cologne-Sport.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    This is my 100th wearing of:


    CREED
    AVENTUS


    https://i.postimg.cc/sxmP22qf/Creed-Aventus.jpg
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    Re: By Kilian Performance

    I have always had very good results in terms of longevity with all mine from this house. Possibly olfactory fatigue.
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    Re: Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    Yeah, sounds like it went "off". If you didn't pick up on any lemon from it, I would consider getting your hands on a different sample before writing it off completely.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    KENNETH COLE
    REACTION

    https://i.postimg.cc/mk8fvnhW/Kenneth-Cole-Reaction.jpg
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    Re: Your Favorite Animalic Classy Fragrances?

    No animalic fragrances are classy. Of course, it depends on how wide of a definition of "animalic" you want to cast on this.
  17. Re: Creed Millésime Impérial discontinued (& possibly many other perfumes) - EU regulation at its fi

    https://i.postimg.cc/k5Qyxjxh/Dont-Believe.png
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    CREED
    JARDIN D'AMALFI


    https://i.postimg.cc/Mp9rGvrh/Creed-Jardin-DAmalfi.jpg


    Clearly reformulated from the one I have from a few years ago. The top notes seem a bit more synthetic - lost...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    CREED
    SPICE & WOOD


    https://i.postimg.cc/yNWp3sMW/Creed-Spice-Wood.jpg
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    Re: Random observation

    The way I see it, is it MAY not go "off" right away. But what I see happening is the shortening of the lifespan of it. On a hot plate for 6 hours may not smell different that day - or the next. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    Eau d'Italie
    Paestum Rose

    https://i.postimg.cc/90bFzv7M/Eau-DItalie-Paestum-Rose.jpg
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    Re: Random observation

    I generally hold off when the temps hit triple digits. Fall will be here soon enough. Spring and fall are good times to receive fragrances.

    But I err on the side of paranoia.

    Will it be fine?...
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    In no particular order:

    Xerjoff - Nio
    Dior - Homme Cologne 2013
    Tom Ford - Rive d'Ambre
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven
    Creed - Spice & Wood
    Brückner - Aoud 1
    House of Matriarch - Blackbird...
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    Re: NEW: Mystery Tobacco Carolina Herrera

    Mystery Tobacco is an excellent tobacco scent IMO.

    Some have compared it to Mugler Pure Havane. I certainly get the comparison. Not quite the same, but along the same lines.

    I own and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    KENNETH COLE
    MANKIND

    https://i.postimg.cc/4ywB4kzw/Kenneth-Cole-Mankind.jpg
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    Re: Really enjoying Kenzo Power this summer

    Agree. They are similar, but there are these significant differences - it's not just a difference in strength which might be inferred from the name.
  27. Re: Latest Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyrris Homme Extrait De Parfum!

    Agree.

    I own and love the original. I see what people mean about a designer vibe to it, but it doesn't smell overly synthetic, which is what I get from many designers these days.

    The original...
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    Re: Really enjoying Kenzo Power this summer

    Ah. I didn't realize it was no where to be found anymore. Very unfortunate. Both very good scents.
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    Agreed.

    Best from the house IMO. One of the best things ever.
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    Re: Really enjoying Kenzo Power this summer

    I like it quite a bit also. If you like Kenzo Power, I suggest trying Kenzo Power Cologne also.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    SotE:

    HEELEY
    AGARWOUD

    https://i.postimg.cc/7hX9XMc6/Heeley-Agarwoud.jpg
  32. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Oh, every Halloween I wear Comme de Garcons Avignon - I do about 10 sprays for that in the evening for full effect.
  33. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Creed - Bois de Cedrat can be overdone and still be ok. Probably 5 - 6 is what I normally do with that one.
  34. Re: Massive mental struggle to decide between wearing Creed Viking or Vetiver Geranium today.

    Yeah, it doesn't impact my day generally, but I have spent way too much time giving it thought on occasion for sure. That is why I try to pick it out the night before - it's easier to make a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    CREED
    ROYAL SCOTTISH LAVENDER

    https://i.postimg.cc/C5JdDHYN/Creed-Royal-Scottish-Lavender.jpg
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    Own about a dozen from this house.

    Grey Vetiver EDP is possibly the best vetiver on the market.
    Amber Absolute is possibly the best amber on the market.
    Neroli Portofino is possibly the best...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Philosophy
    Pure Grace

    https://i.postimg.cc/G2HK643T/Philosophy-Pure-Grace.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    https://i.postimg.cc/fyCHxq8k/Tom-Ford-Reve-DAmbre.jpg
  39. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Not confused by Zino Davidoff at all. I spent my whole high school years wearing Polo. But if you find this one rewarding, then enjoy it. It's dirt cheap so you can be glad that you are easily...
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    Re: Ysl y edp vs versace fraiche

    I haven't yet tried the YSL - either in EDP or EDT form, but Versace Man Eau Fraiche is one of my favorite summer scents. For the price, it's a no-brainer for my collection.
  41. Re: Where have all of the rich, warm, manly scents gone?

    This. There is plenty of everything out there. But not at the mall.




    Good point. Only when discussing if a scent is too feminine does this come up. Guess male perfume wearers are a bit...
  42. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    This. Not QUITE as good, but much cheaper.




    I don't think it is discontinued or hard to find - at least not last time I checked. But if it is, then don't bother - GPHI is better so if you...
  43. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    I own some vintage stuff. It's really nothing worth seeking out. It's ok, but I think it has such love because of a bit of me-too Basenoterism.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Acqua Di Parma
    Colonia Intensa

    https://i.postimg.cc/HnBCW0yK/Ad-P-Colonia-Intensa.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    ORIZA L. LEGRAND
    REVE D'OSSIAN

    https://i.postimg.cc/prqYqT2h/Oriza-LLegrand-Reve-DOssian.jpg
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    Re: Niche Fragrances - Best bang for the money

    Of course, it's only a good deal if you like them, but I think Oriza L. Legrand was a pretty fair price. I own and love a few from them.
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - masterpiece or kitchen cleaner

    :beer:
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    Sticky: Re: New Releases - Summer 2019

    I don't think this is really new - I have had this for about 2 years now.

    But maybe it was limited to where it was available, and now it is being released everywhere now?
    ...
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    Re: Xerjoff Nio - masterpiece or kitchen cleaner

    Ok, I'll be the one to ask...

    From where?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    BOND NO. 9
    CHEZ BOND

    https://i.postimg.cc/brLkg6ZB/Bond-No9-Chez-Bond.jpg
  51. Re: A question for those like me who can't afford to buy niche perfumes.

    Agree with all of these.

    Also, Serge Lutens can be found at discounters for around $50-$60 also. Some really excellent scents for sure.
  52. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Samples? Hundreds. Full bottle regrets...


    5. Remy Latour - Cigar - All I hear is love for this one on Basenotes. But to me it smells cheap and drugstore to me. However, for $11, it was...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Guerlain - Neroli Outrenoir
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    ORLOV
    STAR OF THE SEASON

    https://i.postimg.cc/cCXxVfrx/Orlov-Star-Of-The-Season.jpg
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    Re: Can there be such a difference........

    I tend to ignore people's comments regarding longevity. Even the most long-lasting scents on the market will have some people claim that it is gone in 2 hours.

    And I am completely disinterested...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Well, there are a lot of "issues" with the house itself (aside from fragrances).

    They stopped selling samples on their website.
    There were some charges of racism in the stores if I recall...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Oh, yeah - same here. One I forgot. Haven't found anything that I remotely like. Many are straight up scrubbers.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Not really any I wouldn't buy if I tried and liked it, but there are many on my "don't bother to try" list.

    nu_be (aka "One of Those" I believe they are called now). Started off with promise,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    DIOR
    HOMME COLOGNE 2013

    https://i.postimg.cc/prCW6D06/Dior-Homme-Cologne2013.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    BY KILIAN
    STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN EXTREME

    https://i.postimg.cc/d03cwRSv/by-Kilian-Straight-To-Heaven-Extreme2.jpg
  61. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    Creed - Himalaya
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    THE DIFFERENT COMPANY
    DE BACHMAKOV

    https://i.postimg.cc/gjNc94BZ/The-Different-Company-De-Bachmakov.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    BVLGARI
    POUR HOMME

    https://i.postimg.cc/T3zXhjP7/Bvlgari-Pour-Homme.jpg
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    Poll: Re: My new lineup to choose from

    Break open the piggy bank and get all of them. All are decently priced and smell great.
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    Re: Nose is confused and conflicted

    This.

    I have about 150 bottles of things I LIKE, which prevent me from wearing the ones I LOVE more often.
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    Re: How Should I Build My Collection?

    Start with a lot of disposable income.
  67. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Nishane
    Safran Colognise



    Not good. Very strong bug spray vibe with this one.
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    Not a fan either. Smells like a urinal cake to me.


    But, luckily we don't all love the same things - that would be really boring. And while it is nothing that I would want to smell like,...
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    Re: Vintage Creed Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie

    Same here.


    I have never smelled this one (or maybe even heard of it!), but as the paraphrased saying goes: If it's Creed, it's gotta be good!
  70. Re: I want my morning scent cloud to hang around all day, darn it

    Just carry around an atomizer.

    But I am guessing your cloud is thicker than you think...
  71. Re: Impressions, dispair and misery on me - search for a new summer scent

    Love all of these - probably Dior Homme Cologne the most. All get plenty of love in my collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

    Perris Monte Carlo
    Mandarino di Sicilia



    1st wearing from a sample. Really nice orange scent. Initial impression of it is pretty good.
  73. Thread: $1000 budget

    by dougczar
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    Re: $1000 budget

    in my current mood, off the top of my head... without looking up all the prices, I think this could come in < $1,000:

    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven (50ml refill bottle)
    Creed - Spice & Wood...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    BOND NO. 9
    BLEECKER STREET

    https://i.postimg.cc/zvpX66ST/Bond-No9-Bleecker-Street.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    DIOR
    HOMME COLOGNE 2013

    https://i.postimg.cc/prCW6D06/Dior-Homme-Cologne2013.jpg
  76. Re: Luckuyscent's new SUMMER CITRUS SAMPLE PACK

    Nice read - and good timing to find this thread - I just received that Citrus Summer Pack from Luckyscent in the mail about 10 minutes ago. I will be sampling them over the next several days. ...
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    Re: I'm stuck in men's fragrance purgatory

    I can't help but think by Kilian - Straight to Heaven is outside of all those categories, and is an excellent modern male fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    CHANEL
    EAU DE COLOGNE

    https://i.postimg.cc/sgZGcbJN/Chanel-Eau-De-Cologne.jpg
  79. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Turned out to be much more difficult than I thought lol. First pass through it seemed easy - a lot I could eliminate without a problem. But culling it down from about 20 to 10 was pretty difficult....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    CREED
    SPICE & WOOD

    https://i.postimg.cc/yNWp3sMW/Creed-Spice-Wood.jpg
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Ambre Narguile or Versace Dreamer IMO.
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    Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    My feelings on it lie somewhere in between these.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    DIOR
    VETIVER

    https://i.postimg.cc/mkVsZTWX/Dior-Vetiver.jpg
  84. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    Does Kenneth Cole count? I have seen a Kenneth Cole store before, and I am very much a fan of their scents.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    MUGLER COLOGNE

    https://i.postimg.cc/2y2s0dd5/Mugler-Cologne.jpg
  86. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    Not very familiar with the men's mall store scents other than the popular Abercrombie one I believe. But I do think Victoria Secret has some women's scents that work very well on a woman. Maybe not...
  87. Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    As far as "Masculine Ambers", you have already stumbled across the most fitting one - Tom Ford Amber Absolute.

    Ambre Sultan is amazing also, but perhaps not as "masculine". Plenty of masculine...
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    Re: Disneyland Fragrances?

    If it were me, I would probably grab a bottle of Guerlain Neroli Outrenior
  89. Thread: Hugo Boss?

    by dougczar
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    Re: Hugo Boss?

    Hugo Boss Bottled Intense was ok, but I liked the original better. The intense had too much vanilla and not enough apple for me. I think (at least according to Fragrantica) there are two versions...
  90. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    I used to suffer from this affliction occasionally. Now, I try to pick out my SOTD the night before. I usually do it based on:

    Weather
    Occasion
    What I haven't worn in a long time


    Picking...
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    Tom Ford - Neroli Portofino
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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance

    Serge Lutens - Chergui.


    How it smells seems to be very dependent on the day - and how much you spray.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    CREED
    AVENTUS

    https://i.postimg.cc/sxmP22qf/Creed-Aventus.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    SOTE:

    Paco Rabanne
    Ultrared Man

    https://i.postimg.cc/rsgPpTQm/Paco-Rabanne-Ultrared-Man.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    My top 3:

    Creed - Aventus : 97
    Creed - Spice & Wood : 43
    by Kilian - Straight to Heaven : 37
  96. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I think this is a better suggestion than anything I was about to come up with myself.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    MADHAT
    MYSORE LIME

    https://i.postimg.cc/1zNqy7zj/Madhat-Mysore-Lime.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    SotE:

    Tommy Bahama
    Set Sail St. Bart’s

    https://i.postimg.cc/901hrpTY/Tommy-Bahama-Set-Sail-St-Barts.jpg
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    Re: Oliver & Co. Niche Perfumery Thread

    I purchased a handful of samples from this house several years ago - all of their releases that came out around 2012. Most I found quite underwhelming. MOUSSE was pretty good. The rest seemed...
  100. Re: Frag Sleuths: Creed uses mostly synthetics but why do their frags smell so natural to my nose?

    Yes, but Dior had to hire a famous actor to peddle that ghastly radioactive chemical mess call Sauvage, where Creed has not had to do that. So, while I agree that their production costs are much...
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