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  1. Re: 20ml Montabaco by Ormonde Jayne // Niche Bottles and Decants, Vintage Bottles

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    Re: Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    Matt,

    first of all accept my admiration for creating such stunning scent. it is now on my top 5 in a 100+ collection.
    i like it to the point that i am not so eager to even try another rose/oud...
  3. Thread: Osswald New York

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    Re: Osswald New York

    not sure what is c.o.d. it was a regular shipping and i think they had to run to the nearby ups to send it... that time is money too right?
    might be just that person's idea of business, whose name...
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    Re: Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    good intuition. you would not be getting any from them, unless there is something wrong with the bottle or sprayer....
    or maybe better yet - you should contact them - their knowledgeble crew will...
  5. Thread: Osswald New York

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    Re: Osswald New York

    i also have a very positive experience with them - if you consider $20 standart ground shipping from NY to NC on a $150 100ml bottle fair... and make sure you don't ask for too many samples (meaning...
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    Re: Ex Idolo 33

    have you contacted LS?.. did they tell you that '''the scent has not been reformulated'''? :laugh:
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    Ex Idolo 33 different batches

    after enjoying a decant immensely, got a bottle recently. the juice is a bit darker red-ish compared to my decant, and full with residue of very tiny flakes ....
    i live in constant fear of...
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    Re: Les Liquides Imaginaires

    thanks to a very generous bnoter i was able to try all 6 scents by the house.... i guess at this point i am one of the very few in the U.S. familiar with the entire line.
    imo all of it is quite...
  9. Re: updated 04.18 // Niche Bottles and Decants, Vintage Bottles

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  10. Thread: santal 33

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    Re: santal 33

    sorry to spoil the party. santal 33 is extremely harsh and synthetic... it wore me off, and i sold it. i used to have a bunch of le labo splits. got rid of all. i currently only have a bottle of what...
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    Re: New Vero Profumo - ROZY

    the pyramide certainly very much does, from the standart point of view, but let's see.
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    Re: Updating my signature scent...need advice

    too much creed and tom ford. there are other houses to look at. MFK and Amouage have been price cut at discounters recently... higher level scents
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    SHL 777 Oumma vs Oud 777

    has anybody tried these two oud offerings by SHL 777? the latter has been recenetly released.
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    does this mean UK?... haha
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    thanks for the great news, hednic!

    btw, testing rose de petra for a second time today... another great one. let see if it will manage to push away lumiere noir homme from the top of my rose based...
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    where did you get to try them?
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    noggs, the pyramide of 2022 femme is quite different than 2022 homme. listed are nectarine and jasmine... two notes that seem traditionally feminine to me. have you given the scent a full wear?
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    hednic, after your multiple recommendtions of oumma, finally i could not resist anymore but sign up for 10ml split... well, now i know the house and like it. from that point of view at least it is...
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    o hira... fossilized amber..... what the heck.... dinosaurs and parfum :shocked:
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    what i have smelled so far is very unisex to me, including 2022 homme. i have not tried the ultra expensive oumma and o hira... these go down not the pocket but the account big time.
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    will be giving 2022 homme a proper wear sometime next days.
    today i gave a second test to black gemstone. the listed opening note of lemon is much more than a lemon for me. it is more like a ......
  22. Re: Have you noticed it's always the same fragrances that are mentioned in every thread?

    haha..... can't escape from aventus... will haunt you like a ghost forever.... and so will creed and tom ford, dior and mugler
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    oh, well... after swimming and shower i applied on fresh the one i had claimed being my least favorite so far - 2022 homme.... quite enjoyable. yuzu and blackcurrant on top, very natural, balanced,...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier suggestions

    of the current regular line probably only ambre precieux is worth a bottle, but it becomes boring to me at some point. there are many better ambers to get. with the other stuff i have been basically...
  25. Thread: Suhad perfumes

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    Re: Suhad perfumes

    i am very interested in arabic perfumes too, but there is very little feedback to find, if any, and most is not available in the U.S.
  26. Thread: Suhad perfumes

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    Re: Suhad perfumes

    where is this stuff available?

    ... no germans or others replied when i have recently asked about frau tonis parfum berlin either :)
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    Re: Advice for perfumes on a tight budget.

    location not revealed: ce mai faceti domnule?

    for your budget and looks, one cheapo and one niche:

    PG Harmatan Noir
    Gai Mattiolo Uomo
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    got the decants today (i believe others have gotten there splits already, would be curious to hear their opinions too). so far i have only sprayed on my forearms and wrists, no full wear yet.
    i...
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    are you familiar with frau tonis berlin?
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    btw, just about to purchase 1ml sample of realoud, they charge $8 for shipping... made me cancel the purchase in the last moment. ... don't understand such low key rip off attempts
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    Re: MFK Oud Alternatives

    amyris homme by mfk contains oud... it is less than the 'oud' but overall i like it better. if you like kurkdjian in general you may just still stay there and try that one.
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    Re: My mind has been blown..

    well, the most discussed creed scent here is aventus... i personally steer away from creed. not to my taste. but i still own a tabarome millesime bottle i got on a deal long time ago- i ocassionaly...
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    Frau Tonis Berlin: Habanera & Vamos

    is anybody familiar with this german house? they have a long line, and i read their stuff is very much in the traditional german cologne style, but the two scent mentioned sound like orientals...
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    Re: Givenchy Eau de Vetyver?

    thanks for posting these photos. i think it is actually called just vetyver now. i have a version called eau de vetyver (without the monsieur)
    that is vintage too... maybe a packing made after the...
  35. Thread: Mkk

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    Re: Mkk

    just one more thing... a novice may even consider mkk quite feminine... it is unisex
  36. Thread: Mkk

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    Re: Mkk

    yes- absolutely. a must have for every fragrance enthusiast. one of the greatest scents ever, or at least among the ones i have ever tried, reformulated or not.... unless there has been a...
  37. Thread: Mkk

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    Re: Mkk

    i support the others here - great fragrance, and after years of experience with the export line, turns out to be my favourite among them. as far as dirtyness... don't worry. it is musky but nothing...
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    Re: Lush info/recommendations?

    haha.... is funny. i will go to a store to check them. they have some new ones, quite expensive, parfum extrait like. not available in stores
  39. Re: Guerlains Habit Rougue, Arsene Lupin and Derby reissue

    imo ormonde man is the best among the ones mentioned... and the priciest if i am not mistaken. have decants of derby and arsene lupin. very classy scents. longevity on derby is better, but projection...
  40. Re: Jovoy Private Label vs. Sigilli Athunis vs. Lush Hellstone

    thank you both Alpha Alfaromeo and Hednic the Great for the input! :tekst-toppie:
  41. Re: Die-hard Niche Lovers - Is there ANY designer scent you WOULD buy and wear?

    among the current offerings - the carons (yatagan, caron ph, the third man), polo green, some of the aramis collection plus lauder for men, cartier declaration, chanel pm concentree, dior eau...
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    Re: Givenchy Eau de Vetyver?

    could it be ... misprinted? maybe it ment to be 'toilette' instead 'vetyver'.... well, does it smell like vetiver?
    the colors on the eau de vetyver (which i have) are green and black. both bottle...
  43. Jovoy Private Label vs. Sigilli Athunis vs. Lush Hellstone

    i am vs. these on a base of 'raw earthy vetiver'. can anybody compare and express preferences? if possible, refer also Villoresi Vetiver and Bois D'Ombrie to that trio.
    it may sound banal, but...
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    Re: updated 03.31 // Niche bottles

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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    devil's kitchen (teufelskueche) ... now, this sounds like something!
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    Re: Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon

    i like both Goutal and VE Malle very much smellwise... performance is bad for me again. no longevity, to a point to stop caring about projection. the only vetiver i know of that lasts and projects on...
  47. Scents with a peaty texture (a la Islay Scotch)

    the closest coming to my mind is Fumidus- i like that opening... what else is really peaty/earthy and worth testing?
  48. Re: updated 03.29 // Niche Bottles and Decants

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    Re: Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon

    with all respect, i disagree that an artistic parfum could incorporate just a single note, and in the case i believe it derives from a single alcohol diluted ingredient. the name of course suggests...
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    Re: Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon

    have you tried the scent?... i blind bought a bottle, this has probably been my worst blind buy ever. it came highly recommended to me in a thread here. total disappointment. basic vetiver oil, i...
  51. What are the most 'challenging' ones among the Montale Ouds?

    i have and like oud cuir d'arabie. wondered if there is anything else of very high quality that goes beyond the one mentioned.
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    hednic, which of their offerings is really worth?
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    alfarom, what is a 'traditional german edc' like? i am not familiar with this style...but i have a 'tabac original edc' (which i believe is german) which i find one of the best ever bargain scents.
  54. Re: Have anyone ever tried Indian Agarwood Dehnul Oud Oudh Attar Perfume?

    bumping old thread. i was courageous enough to buy 12ml of that stuff more than half a year ago. well, not so much courage needed. it was about $20 delivered, so obviously not something natural... i...
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    :) one can never know, but in general i have started steering away from vanilla loaded fragrances anyway.
    regarding mekkanische rose - i just read a two years old tread. alfarom, you recommend...
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    haha... i am calm now. not a fan of over-vanilla either. i remember this was split here a short while ago... the only reason i resisted was the trust in your feedback, as 'overly sweet'. btw, the...
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    Re: help me to find a german scent

    alfarom, what do you think on bruckner?
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    car and house you need, parfums you don't... deo stick at the best, $3-4 the piece... parfums are expensive hobby, i guess prices don't matter, whoever likes to spend that money makes mind
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    Re: Monsieur Balmain vs Acqua Viva

    i have monsieur balmein but don't wear it... i must confess though - never have given it a full wear... never tempted me. i prefer the lemon dirty - like declaration cartier (btw terrible longevity...
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    step by step, 100 by 100... %
    good for me... will start investing in single malts only... at least i would be finishing the juice
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    Re: updated 03.24 // Niche bottles

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    Monsieur Balmain vs Acqua Viva

    is the latter as better as the price difference suggests?
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    Re: Oud Bakhakh by Syed Junaid Alam

    never got it. i might.
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    Re: Oud Bakhakh by Syed Junaid Alam

    that same ebay seller who got you all for the raghba juice
  65. Thread: Rundholz

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    Re: Rundholz

    well, here are some images... split going on currently, in the split section here, i got blind in for 10ml

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    Re: Looking for an aquatic-peppery masculine scent

    the old bvlgari aqua used to be exactly that. it has been damaged for years though.
    ormonde man is a masterwork but it is mostly pepper/green/oud.
    Marco - there is a scent fromyour native Italy you...
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    Oud Bakhakh by Syed Junaid Alam

    i guess this is some synthetic oud arabic stuff - has anybody tried it?... bottle and its presentation are stunning

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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    nope... i was stingy to myself.. but still have the chance to get it.
    the ones expecting are soleil de jeddah, black gemstone, rose de petra, 2022, khol de bahrein
    it is all entirely blind - 10ml...
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    well, i admire all 3 bnoters who expressed opinions above. lets see what comes..
  70. Thread: Rundholz

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    Rundholz

    there was a thread running today, but i think this deserves a new one too. i have just read that the scent is extremely incensy. here is the link:...
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    Re: Effects of climate on sense of smell

    i believe the best weather to wear something is warm to cool, slightlly windy (... for better projection), DRY.
    very hot and very humid ruins everything - and the more synthetic the scent, the more...
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    until recently there was more than little of more expensive stuff on edp at least - plenty italian and french offerings from various houses... i guess roja feels his stuff is best... they all compete...
  73. Thread: Help me decide

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    Re: Help me decide

    thats it.
    you may consider amber based scents too.
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    Re: All Roja Parfums prices going up

    i hope we fill in the currently running split on crystal aoud before the price guillotine hits our heads here too.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan & Rundholz

    any further opinions on rundholz and then vs ambre sultan?
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    sounds dicouraging, but i will be getting 5 decants from splits very soon... haha.... i hope i would share noggs opinion, not hedonist222's...the stuff is expensive
  77. Re: Recommendations for a good quality typical ARABIC/EASTERN type of men's scent

    thanks a lot for the post noggs. i see there are UAE and Bahrein based houses though, whose stuff is priced averagely $50 for a 100ml bottle.... bottles design and packaging looks very appealing to...
  78. Recommendations for a good quality typical ARABIC/EASTERN type of men's scent

    i like amouage but i am curious about a typical arabic/eastern masculine type of a scent that would be considered classy for a man to wear anywhere from Morroco to India. is there anything that costs...
  79. Thread: Summer scent

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    Re: Summer scent

    have eau sauvage as well as bigarade concentree, but not sure i will be using it. from my collection based on current taste these are the best for summer:

    harmatan noir
    scandal pour homme

    plus...
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    what is coming up from slumberhouse?

    i read somewhere mare is coming in parfum extrait. what are the notes like, and when is this due? or is there another scent to expect?
  81. Thread: SoOud

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    SoOud

    is anybody familiar with this house?
  82. Re: updated 03.20 // Niche Bottles and Decants

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  83. Re: So what's the deal with Alexander da Costa Nobile Royalty?

    this was a joke based on reality
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    keiko mecheri bespoke

    is anybody familiar with this line? luckyscent offers 'free samples on any order' but out of 3 big orders i got lucky once with ambre mirabilis - not too complex, but quite enjoyable, natural...
  85. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    haha... so i thought, but there was never a disclosed gender
  86. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    yep, hat down to floor for DEADIDOL too, i hope he/she begins to review as much as alfarom and darvant
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    Re: Melon for the summer?

    haha.... damn... i remember buying it for $17 or so, 100ml, from ebay 3-4 years ago.... sold it short after..... i could not sell that 'nobile royalty' by da costa right away though... i still have...
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    Re: Melon for the summer?

    here is the compromise - halston unbound
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    Re: Melon for the summer?

    yep... and creed splits fill in fast.... but if one won't spend $50 for 50ml, would one spend $60 for 20ml?
  90. Re: THE 10 OUTSTANDING MASTERPIECES according to DARVANT & ALFAROM

    another voice of admiration for both ALFAROM and DARVANT from me.... i must confess i am strongly influenced by their reviews when considering any scent.... a negative review by any of them... move...
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    Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    hednic, how sugary is khol de bahrein, since there is a listed note "sweet notes'?
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    Re: Melon for the summer?

    i have learned to avoid creed... and melon. my suggestion for a masculine summer scent is harmatan noir by pg. otherwise a 'lemon' might be better than 'melon'. a lot a stuff there to look for.
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    Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    can anybody elaborate on this ultra expensive stuff? not available in the U.S.
    pricewise eats amouage for breakfast, roja dove edp for lunch, and duels with dove's extrait in the evening.
    i believe...
  94. Thread: Tumultu

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    Re: Tumultu

    the 'sanguine' are the 'wine-y' scents right? which of the 3 is your favorite?
  95. Thread: Tumultu

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    Re: Tumultu

    i am curious which 3 did they decide might sell better?
  96. Thread: Tumultu

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    Re: Tumultu

    sounds more like a girly thing, but i know other stuff by the line - it is excellent. i will go for it. btw, it is currenlty offered in the split section.
  97. Thread: Tumultu

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    Re: Tumultu

    it is by Les Liquides Imaginaires - relatively new scent, only available in europe as of now, as far as i know.... i hope our great buddy hednic would elaborate, since he has it:)
  98. Thread: Tumultu

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    Tumultu

    i have read the scent is well crafted. does it have interesting development and how is it on projection and longevity?
  99. Re: Ashoka - do you think it could be comfortably worn by a man?

    capri, thanks for the help! do you consider it really a great scent overall?... maybe let's wait few more hours to see about longevity and drydown
  100. Re: Ashoka - do you think it could be comfortably worn by a man?

    i think i got the spirit for life. most likely i will only post in the mens forum - not as spirituel, but if any collaboration, it is more on the spot.
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