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    Bond n° 9, Montale - worldwide

    Hi there, some new additions ....



    The following bottles are currently available:

    Bond n 9 Chinatown 95% full with box- 85 euro

    Montale Pure Gold - 95 % full with box - 50 euro
  2. Thread: Coffee

    by dianabi
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    Re: Coffee

    The Bond, even though I rarely compliment their scents. The Bond is the best of the bunch imo.
    You might want to sample Fusion Sacreč Obscur by Majda Bekkali, some great coffee there.
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    Re: Will have I my fifth star back?

    You totally deserve it. For us you already have all the five. :smiley:
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    Re: What are your most loved incense fragrances?

    Thanks, am currently sampling Kyoto and it's very beautiful..
    Sideris is a bit too waxy, Sahara Noir nice but harsh, and Exultat is really really good.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan - characteristics

    Gorgeous, innit? And the drydown... love OI!
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    What are your most loved incense fragrances?

    - not churchey, possibly

    I have fallen for the new Armani Myrrhe Imperiale and am wondering whether to get this or explore more..
    What are your favourites?
    P.S. I don't like 'em waxy (as in...
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    Re: Most worn in October 2013

    I admire your consistency!

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    You sound busy, taking notes too? ;)

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  8. Thread: Oud Ispahan

    by dianabi
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    I love and own Oud Ispahan. It's definitely the sexiest out of the rose/ouds I have tried. And that drydown.... (goes to sniff the bottle cap) :)
  9. Thread: Favourite Fig

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    Poll: Re: Favourite Fig

    I love the Heeley :)
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    Re: Has Black Afghano been reformulated?

    Really sad. I used to think of Nasomatto as 'pure' and am upset they may be going off my list of quality niche........:(
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    Re: Has Black Afghano been reformulated?

    I will contact them once my Internet connection is back but the same is true for Pardon which I resampled recently. The tester bottle in store and the actual bottle my friend got recently are not the...
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    Re: Has Black Afghano been reformulated?

    It's very strange. I used to own a decant and that was a totally different story.
    The sillage now is very low.
    There was talk of how they had to discontinue Nuda because of some ingridients in it...
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    Has Black Afghano been reformulated?

    I bought my husband a new bottle yesterday and tried it on my wrist today: it only smells like a washed out shadow of its former self.. the dark oily note is diluted by 1000.
    Does anyone know what...
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    Re: The man who favorites this perfume.....

    Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose, Dior Privč Oud Ispahan, L'Artisan Voleur de Roses
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    Re: Advice for a beginner

    Chanel, Egoiste or Egoiste Platinum
  16. Re: Any high quality coconut scents similar to Creed Virgin Island Water from Amouage, Bond No. 9, e

    Hi, MPG Bahiana, Heeley Figieur (fig and coconut), Profumi del Forte Vittoria Apuana (coconut, banana and pin a colada). All gorgeous and pricey
    oops, no fig. So drop the Heeley
  17. Re: Looking for a new, tropical, signature fragrance!

    Yes, Bahiana!
    And for the evening, try Nuit de Tubereuse. It's a gorgeous tropical aquatic, one of a kind. No rum but stil boozy
  18. Re: Looking for a new, tropical, signature fragrance!

    Creed Virgin Island Water
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    Re: Best Vanilla/smooth, creamy scent?

    Second this, very classy
  20. Re: ALLA VIOLETTA BOUTIQUE (Via Bernini 27) ONLINE BUYERS PLEASE READ

    In fact, there are two: allavioletta and allaviolettaboutique.
    I have bought from both and both are reliable. They carry different lines so that should help.
  21. Re: Can anyone reccomend some aquatics to sniff out?

    Sel Marin Heeley and Nuit de Tubereuse by L'Artisan. And speaking of Creed, Imperiale Millesime of course.
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    Re: Amouage for Spring/Summer

    Wow, that's a big list. I did think the Opuses might lend themselves to the heat, but I had no idea about Interlude, or Memoir. I will try to sample Homage and Tribute when it gets warmer. I own...
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    Amouage for Spring/Summer

    What in your opinion is the most wearable Amouage for spring and summer?
    One that could be worn every day and in a hot humid climate.
    Most women's scents I tried are too femme for me, except for...
  24. Poll: Re: POLL : Best/Favorite Amber based fragrance based on overall scent/projection/longevity/complimen

    I know, but sometimes just a decant of the finest juice can be enough.
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    Re: Birthday Gift for Girlfriend in Mid-20s

    Prada Candy
  26. Re: Pick your day and night fragrances for a warm climate.

    Creed Imperiale Millesime, most of Hermes colognes for the day, Atelier Colognes too, as well as Chanel EDC and Guerlain Cologne Imperiale.

    For the evening Lumiere Noire Pour Homme, Terre d'Hermes...
  27. Re: Recommendations for well crafted rich orientals, a boosy note won't hurt too

    Beautiful list, adding Dior Oud Ispahan and Leather Oud, Nasomatto Pardon and Black Afghano. Amouage Interlude and Memoir
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    Re: Spring scents 2013

    Osmanthe Yunnan, can't wait. It is so cold though (it snowed where I live this morning) I am only drawn to chypres for now..
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I totally agree. The closest I have seen to melting on others is with Profumi del Forte Vittoria Apuana. A very beach-y tropical cocoloco but gorgeous scent that just blooms in the heat. I find it...
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    Re: Incense/herbal female scents?

    Amouage Opus IV and III, Olivier Durbano Citrine and Rock Crystal
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    Re: Patchouli lovers?

    Evody Ambre Intense is a beautiful amber/patch combo
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    Re: Vanilla Frag for Summer or Spring

    Hermessence Vanille Galante. And even more so, Diptyque Eau Duelle
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    Re: help me fnd a perfect wedding scent

    If it's on a warm day, you could try Carnal Flower. It is not tuberosey in the classic sense. Again, on a warm day Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan will bloom in all its delicate beauty. If it is spring...
  34. Poll: Re: POLL : Best/Favorite Amber based fragrance based on overall scent/projection/longevity/complimen

    Amouage Opus VI
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    Poll: Re: Best/Favorite Vanilla based fragrance?

    Agonist Vanilla Marble as the patch in it adds to the overall masculinity of the scent
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    Re: Aquatic Mysterious scent?? Smh??

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Nuit de Tubereuse is the darkest aquatic that comes to my mind.. Projection is not monster though, but longeivity is good..
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    Re: Your top 3 from Parfumerie Generale

    Louanges Profanes - quite unique imho, an incense that never goes 'churchy'
    Cadjmere - a very modern balanced oriental
    Brulure de Rose - a yummy chocolate rose and Djhennč - a musky sunkissed hay...
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    Re: Your top 3 from Parfumerie Generale

    Louanges Profanes - quite unique imho, an incense that never goes 'churchy'
    Cadjmere - a very modern balanced oriental
    Brulure de Rose - a yummy chocolate rose and Djhennč - a musky sunkissed hay...
  39. Re: Amouage Beloved Woman | Mona di Orio Musc and Rose [UK only]

    Hi, just want to express my sympathy over the new regulations and a complex situation we are all in.. Many of my splits/buys were in the UK. We have been cut off in a very unkind and illogical...
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    Re: Mancera perfumes....

    You can wear it in the spring but I am not sure about the summer. Unless it's rather cool where you live.

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    Interesting, I tried this too. I got a nice oud for half an...
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    Re: Mancera perfumes....

    I get no oud in Roses Vanille and it is not at all medicinal. I think a man could carry it of course, it always depends on the man. But it is sweet so keep that in mind. Maybe get a sample first.
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    Re: Need help transitioning into spring..

    Thank you all! I just realised I'd posted on the male frag side of the forum. That's why I was suggested Farenheit.. lolz. I will probably delete this and post it where it belongs.
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    Re: Mancera perfumes....

    Roses Vanille is very sweet. Very very sweet. And very linear too. It's well done though. And not at all medicinal. Just too sweet for me. And the rest of Mancera frags seem built around the same...
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    Need help transitioning into spring..

    I'm usually into orientals even though I have been wearing less patch this winter as I find that it tires me.
    This time my winter loves have been CD Oud Ispahan, Evody Ambre Intense, Amouage...
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    Re: Perfume with rose...

    Amouage Lyric man and Amouage Tribute but then you're stepping into dangerous territory $$$$ :smiley:

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    The patch in MFK Lumiere Noire keeps it from turning sweet, and I...
  46. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Depends how you like your dark.. sexy dark, bitter dark, there-is-so-much-patchouly-in-this-my-senses-are-going-numb dark but Amouage Memoir, Mazzolari Lui, Dior Leather Oud & Oud Ispahan, and MFK...
  47. Thread: Honey

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    Re: Honey

    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale and Spiriteuse Double Vanille
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    Re: SOTD - Friday 4th January, 2013

    Love the pic! Did you take it?

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    Here in Italy the tree is taken off after Jan 6th and in Russia after January 13 (it's the New Year according to the 'old' calendar) so if...
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    Re: By Kilian's Back To Black smells like...?

    Please sample Guerlain Tonka Imperiale, it's much better imo
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    Re: Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velour - thoughts?

    I sampled this and found it really intriguing. I also thought it was similar to Carner Barcelona D600 and Dior Homme Intense,which I already own, so did not think I needed a bottle. If it is not...
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    Re: Are any Xerjoff frags worth the price?

    Firstinfragrance has the Join The Club line already. Feels like they are too many and trying too hard to please.
    And I'd choose Amouage over X any second.
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    Re: Seeking an incense fragrance

    Amouage Opus VI
  53. Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    I don't know if we are going to have much luck with Lutens as they are being reformulated already. The line has gone 'pop' and apparently, so have the ingridients.
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    Re: nasomatto Pardon review

    Gorgeous scent.
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    Re: Nuit de Noël .... for men?

    As a fan of classic Guerlains and Carons you will love it and wear it beautifully.

    Btw, I am wearing it right now. It's an amazing and very calming fragrance that starts out classic and then...
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    Re: Amouage Opus series

    Opus VI, especially on dark gloomy days. It blooms in humidity too.
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    Re: Gaiac wood scents

    Micallef Gaiac
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    Re: Looking for a classy yet young perfume

    Let's see. The new Balmain Ivoire. Chanel 31 Rue Cambon. Prada Infusion d'Iris in the 'extreme' version. Tom Ford Violet Blonde. Hmm, I think you should look into 'iris' as a note, at least this is...
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    Re: Chanel Recommendation

    Sycomore. Coromandel. An Egoiste of your choice. I think Platinum is still really good.
  60. Poll: Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Guerlain's L'Art et La Matiere?

    My only bottle from the range so far is Tonka Imperiale. I do appreciate Cuir Beluga and would gladly by it if there was a smaller size bottle available. It's just hard to justify the expense since...
  61. Thread: Dark vanilla

    by dianabi
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    Re: Dark vanilla

    Black Orchid
  62. Poll: Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Santal Blush.
    By the way, has anyone seen the preview of the new 'mysterious' TF on 1000fragrances? Apparently, it something very dark and very very good. be still my heart..
  63. Re: Fragrance recommendation for a serious person?

    Ormonde Man
  64. Re: What is the best Vanilla based fragrance have you smelled? own?

    Either the Guerlain SDV, Tonka Imperiale or Cuir Beluga trio for the complex take or Indult Tihota for straight up vanilla. But the Tihota is no longer made so Guerlain wins.
    The trio is really...
  65. Re: Need help choosing the fragrance for a girl...

    Girls love Prada Candy. Seriously. Plus the bottle is cute or even, get a gift set ))
  66. Re: How many of your frags will you definitely purchase again?

    Hmmm. Tough one. I cannot be without Jub 25 even though I wear it only a handful times a year, the rest can go.
  67. Re: Cult favourites which you personally don't care for

    Most Lutens, actually.
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    Re: Lyric Man or Noir de Noir?

    Lyric Man
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    Re: Suggestions for Mom

    2nd Elie Saab, and the new Dior J'adore or the new Ivoire from Balmain.
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    Re: Longest lasting?

    Ah, Black Afghano and Dior Oud Ispahan. Most Montales.
  71. Re: What is the best niche fragrance to buy for under $100.00?

    It depends what you like. Maybe start with the houses that make smaller bottles of their scents. One is Parfumerie Generale.The other Histoires de Parfums. PdN has honest prices. Good luck!
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    Re: Help me find an alluring perfume!

    Guerlain Oriental Brulant, Tonka Imperiale and Cuir Beluga are calling your name.. ;) And you would wear Muscs Koublai Khan beautifully.
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    Re: Please help me pick my birthday fume..

    Thank you for the brilliant suggestion. I did check the Mazzolari and fell in love with Lei. It's just so beautiful and now on my to-buy list! You are right, it should be distributed more. I thought...
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    Re: I have never tried anything from Amouage

    Jubilation forever and ever.
    But even if not Jub, you are very likely to find something you will love from the House. And then regret it $$$$$$$$$ :) kidding
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    Please help me pick my birthday fume..

    My birthday is two weeks from now and I am going on a daytrip to Milan tomorrow so I will have access to all the fume places and more..
    I probably should not be buying anything right now but I am...
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    If this may be of help to you but there is a tiny device used in yoga and meditation, it is like a tiny teapot for washing the nose called the neti pot: you do one nostril at a time before every...
  77. Re: If you smelled (insert perfum) on a man? (add your own)

    It is interesting when a man wears a scent targeted to women and vice versa, but it has to be the right mix of personality and style too. I know a guy who can wear the most incredible florals very...
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    Re: Montale Black Aoud 3.3 bottle weight

    Yes, they have that weight 'thing' that still puzzles me. I have bought all my Montales from stores that carry the line, and they never felt properly full. Maybe someone who has an empty Montale...
  79. Re: Perfume compliments from strangers - not really a UK thing?

    It is similar here in Italy: not only do strangers NOT comment on your scent, even friends and acquaintances rarely do that. They have to be really into it or very sensitive people to pick up on...
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    Re: How to purchase direct from Montale?

    Montale is on www.montaleparfumsparis.com. They do accept paypal. You can email them montaleparfumsonline@hotmail.com for more info. No mention of delivery to US though..
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    Re: best pineapple frag?

    Histoires de Parfums 1804 George Sand

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    Histoires de Parfums 1804 George Sand
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    Re: Mint/vanilla, Mint/chocolate, Mint/candy

    Heeley Menthe Fraiche for the summer and PG Djhennč (although not drop-dead minty but give it a try) for the winter
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    Re: Anyone try Heeley perfumes?

    I own and love Figuier, it's beautiful watercolour of fig, coconut (yes, but nothing to worry about )) and cedar in warmer weather. I would also love a FB of Menthč Fraiche, amazing mint scent, there...
  84. Thread: Mantua - Italy

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    Re: Mantua - Italy

    Please do not forget to pay a visit to Parfums d'Essai in Via Orefici 12. Lovely Cristina carries PG, Byredo, MariaLux, Nasomatto, ELDO, Farmacia SS Annunziata, MPG, Les Nereides, plus T. LeClerc...
  85. Thread: Verona, Italy

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    Verona, Italy

    Verona has a few nice 'profumerie' as they call them here, and most are located in the city centre. The city itself is incredible so you will have fun walking down its ancient streets and admiring...
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    Re: Just one fragrance house?

    Amouage
  87. Re: Recommend me some oud fragrances with no rose!

    Definitely the first three, not familiar with the last one, unfortunately..
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    Re: Hermes Ambre Narguile projection/longevity

    I am afraid most of the Hermessence line has very mild projection/longeivity. Layer with another amber?
    Oh, and do try Evody Ambre Intense. It's so much stronger, better, long-lasting and ......
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    Re: Soft, sweet, yummy/warm perfume rec

    Something is telling me you would bloom in most Van Cleef Arpels private line creations. They are soft, yummy, no harsh notes, mild sillage..
  90. Re: Whats the most common central note in your wardrobe?

    Amber in the winter, vanilla all year round.
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    Re: White Chocolate

    There is a milky not in it, so milk chocolate and not exactly white. Sorry!
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    Re: White Chocolate

    Definitely. I get no musc in it.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 18th November 2012

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    PG Djhennč
  94. Re: The darkest and excotic smelling fragrance you know of.

    Montale Dark Purple but it's neither pineapple nor watermelon, and Tom Ford Black Orchid
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    Re: White Chocolate

    Have you tried PG Musc Maori?
  96. Re: Thoughts on Oud for Love by The Different Company?

    I briefly tested it today here in Verona. Even though I'd smelt several other things in the afternoon this one stood out as the most special. I was worried about projection though as other TDC scents...
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    Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    Naomi Goodsir Cuir Velours :)
  98. Thoughts on Oud for Love by The Different Company?

    All those spices sound intriuging..How are the sillage/longeivity, impressions? Please share!
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    Re: Females. I need your help RE: Montale

    Adding Montale Embruns d’Essaouira for your wife
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    Re: Your favorite powdery scent?

    Currently Montale White Musk, White Aoud and Sweet Oriental Dream.
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