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    Re: Most worn June 2016

    We Brits are born wired for rain and cloud. Mind you, spent some time in FL a while ago - it was rainy and cloudy but 100F+ and I'm not wired for that!
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    Re: Favorite Aftershaves......

    I think the AS is good for you / bad for you argument will go on as long a men shave. There are good splashes that include proper skin caring ingredients and are not just alcohol. In the summer I...
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    Most worn June 2016

    I'll kick things off this month with the following from SOTD:

    1. Chrome by Azzaro 12 wears
    2. Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford 8 wears
    3. Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée 5 wears
    4. Feuilles & Fleurs...
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    Re: Your favorite fresh spicy/woody fragrance?

    Agree - a couple of folks have mentioned GH L'Eau Boisée in the same breath which has not a hint of spice for me - in fact it's classified as a woody chypre which about sums it up.
  5. Re: Which Fragrance House Do You Have Most From ?

    Strangely Galimard with 4
  6. Re: The Last Day You Spent Without Wearing A Fragrance??

    Strangely since you ask, last Saturday and Sunday. Before that cannot remember.
  7. Re: Jean Paul Guerlain Comeback: My Exclusive Collection

    In much the same way that Estée Lauder isn't bothered about Jo Loves
  8. Re: Your favorite 'Hidden Gem' (just 1) from your wardrobe!

    Zanzibar: still have about a third of the bottle I bought when it first came out which I keep for special occasions!
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    Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Elegance in Spring and early Summer = Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée
  10. Thread: Lemon/Lime!

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    Re: Lemon/Lime!

    Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée +1
  11. Re: The *real* release dates of Creed fragrances? List inside!

    As we all know Fleurs de Bulgarie was created for Queen Victoria in 1845...
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    Re: NEW: VC&A In New York

    I think Midnight was a guess based on early info - this appears to be the real thing. As a VC&A fan I have to say that the bottle and typography will look the part in TK Maxx and the notes are...
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    Re: most worn May 2016

    1. Chrome by Azzaro 10 wears
    2. Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisée 8 wears
    3. 1747 by Galimard 5 wears
    4. Grey Vetiver by Tom Ford 5 wears
    5. Bambou Trèfle by Galimard 3 wears

    2 and 4 for work, 3 and...
  14. Re: Does anyone still fall for the shirtless guy/hot damsel marketing for fragrances?

    Azzaro Chrome - blue sky, white sand, generations of men bonding (grandfather, father, son) - which apparently was exactly what Azzaro (as a family man) was trying to convey. Whether you agree with...
  15. Re: Decisions Decisions...describe your decision making process in the morning

    Contrary to my type profile (!) I'm organised to the point where I don't have to think in the morning. At any one time I have between four and six fragrances out - some casual some for work - then...
  16. Re: Today I wore james Bond 007 Seven and I liked it. Does that make me lame?

    I expect Daniel Craig is contracted to wear Tom Ford to go with the clothes...
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    Re: How do you display your collection?

    Mostly stored in their boxes at the back of the wardrobe. 4 - 6 out on active duty at any one time (currently GH L'Eau Boisée, TF Grey Vetiver, Azzaro Chrome, Galimard 1747 and Galimard Bambou...
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    Re: Scents that nobody talks about?

    When did people stop talking about L'Eau Boisée? Still gets plenty of recommendations.

    Favourites from my collection: VC&A Zanzibar and anything by Galimard which nobody (except Hednic) talks...
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    Re: Keeping A record?

    I use the wardrobe and SOTD feature because I am one of those who like to know what was worn when and I like to rotate things evenly (if I wore something a lot last year I'll probably note that and...
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    Re: Most worn April 2016

    1. M7 Oud Absolu by YSL 11 wears
    2. Vetiver Bourbon by Monotheme 8 wears
    3. Chrome by Azzaro 4 wears
    4. 1747 by Galimard 4 wears
    5. Bambou Trèfle by Galimard 3 wears

    1 and 2 for work, others...
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    Re: Fresh Spring-Summer Fragrance

    Another vote for Eau Sauvage - hard to beat in its 50th anniversary year (there must be another flanker in that).


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    Re: NEW : VCA Midnight in New York

    I like the idea of a world tour based on alliteration - Midnight in Milan, Midnight in Madrid, Midnight in Milwaukee - in the UK I fancy Midnight in Middlesborough or possibly Midhurst...
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  23. Re: Occasions, or do you wear whatever the F you want?

    I wear what I want - but what I want to wear will be determined by the occasion and the season so my answer is yes or no...maybe...
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    Re: Most worn March 2016

    In FL maybe - Spring takes its time in cooler northern climates!
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    Most worn March 2016

    A slow March for me - and three days when I wore nothing (a rarity these days).

    1. Vetiver Bourbon by Monotheme 9 wears
    2. M7 Oud Absolu by YSL 9 wears
    3. Grey Flannel by Geoffery Beene 6 wears...
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    Re: Richard James Savile Row EDT

    I have the re-issue and have no complaints - one of my favourites.
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    Re: What's the best..... ? (only designer)

    Great list - except Kiehl's Musk which I've tried but which is all wrong to me.
  28. Re: Three New Scents From Institut Tres Bien - La Collection Fine!

    Violette de Parme sounds like Grey Flannel??
  29. Re: Why do you like to rock the "grandpa" smell?

    And it's all relative of course - in 30 or 40 years time you'll smell like a grandpa rocking Nautica Voyage and Sauvage...(speaking as one who is old enough to be a grandpa).
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    Re: What is your favorite Jo Malone fragrance?

    A lot of "holy thread revival Batman" today!!

    My wife is a fan of Nectarine Blossom and Honey too. I like Lime, Basil & Mandarin and quite like (the now discontinued) Vanilla & Anise.
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    Re: L'Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme

    Autumn/winter scent par excellence - it sits well and to me feels expensive and well blended - classy.
  32. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    27 in wardrobe. Worn by season and I try to give them even-ish wearing around 20 a year each - monitor this through SOTD a numbers.
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    Re: The Italian Job

    And don't forget Monotheme - really good for very little coin.
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    Re: Your Most Worn - February 2016

    1. Bois des Indes by Galimard 9 wears
    2. Dirty English by Juicy Couture 8 wears
    3. Z-14 by Halston 6 wears
    4. Grey Flannel by Geoffery Beene 5 wears

    1 and 4 for work, 3 casual, 2 both
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    Re: Which Floral Men's Scent for Spring?

    Richard James Savile Row qualifies as a solid floral IMO. Have you tried that?
  36. Re: Adidas Ice Dive: A Grapefruit fougere released before it was cool

    Nose Philippe Bousseton also responsible for VC&A Tsar - knew what he was doing...
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    Re: Masculine Tuberose

    I wear Savile Row to work regularly - judge the amount.
  38. 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
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  40. 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.
  41. 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)
  47. 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.
  55. 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...
  61. 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...
  62. 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...
  69. Re: You're Johnny Depp on a solo roadtrip through the American southwest ... what's your one frag?

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

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

    The original JC Dirty English one with the leather bracelet and charms ;-)
  72. 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
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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.
  78. 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.
  79. Re: mens floral fragrance with good longevity and projections? suggestions please.

    +1 - really good and unusual.
  80. 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
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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...
  84. Re: Richard James - Savile Row, anyone else a fan?

    They're there in the opening but not overwhelming - fairly soft.
  85. 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...
  89. 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!!)
  90. 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.
  91. 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...
  99. 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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