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    Re: 24 Gold VS Midnight Oud for a man

    If you're specifically after the oud, 24 gold does not have a dominant oud smell in it ( it's there as a passing accord). It's a woody (sandalwood + guaiac) semi-flowery amber vanilla scent.

    That...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.23604.jpg

    Love it !!!
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    For me :

    1- Robert Piguet Casbah




    2- Full Incense (Overlooked this one for years, then finally tried it recently and i think it's beautiful)
    3- Norma Kamali Incense
    4- Sahara Noir...
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    Re: amazing longevity

    Totally normal.

    Essenza and L'instant extreme are actually eau de parfum concentration so they're expected to last (even though they are dim on projection, but that's how most eau de parfum...
  5. Re: What's your fragrance for your last day on Earth?

    Absolu pour le soir : The cumin will make them remember how bad i was. The honey will make them remember my nice side and the incense will fit the ceremony.

    And of course the biggest reason :...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.9556.jpg
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    Re: Picking a chocolate scent as a gift

    Seconding/thirding all those suggestions :

    Chocolate crave
    Givenchy play intense
    Slumberhouse Ore

    I have worn Dark temptation before and I think the above are appropriate replacements for...
  8. Re: What should I get next? Strong, powerful, androgynous fragrance suggestions needed.

    Animalic incense (They are who they are and don't say sorry for being like that) :

    - Sahara Noir
    - MFK Absolu pour le soir


    Aromatic leathery incense with a "classic vibe" in the drydown :
    ...
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    That's heaven right there, lucky you ! I'm part of the "Heavy sprayers club" so i can only hope my 8 ml decant route will last me a year. I guess i have to readjust or get 15 ml or something. We'll...
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    Very well said in everything you wrote but i specifically wanna echo that phrase in agreement with you. I know for me as a "non collector", the smell is what matters the most, but it's certainly...
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    Re: Switching to decants ?

    Thanks for the affirmation everyone. I ought to at least try that route and see how it works.

    I also think the season and the humidity is affecting my 'patience' with scents, since plenty of my...
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    Switching to decants ?

    Whenever i try a sample that i love (i always order 2 ml sizes from decant sites), i quickly turn to a full bottle purchase afterwards , which is totally fine, until i recently started noticing that...
  13. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    $225 for a full 60 ml bottle of Blackbird by House of Matriarch
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    http://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.25280.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Oh I wish I knew how to do that! Maybe I should hang out more in the DYI Forum.



    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
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    It does!



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    Enjoy !
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    A suburban christian town in Lebanon:)

    Plenty of businesses do it around here, not necessarily for religious reasons, but because it simply smells awesome !

    Actually, that garage smelled...
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    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/20/sutapytu.jpg

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/20/uzete9ub.jpg

    I know the sight is not that 'clean', but I just wanted to show that even mechanics here burn...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.15211.jpg
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    Buk Lau is awesome! I also think it's his personal favorite character to play.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMIspbEQSbE


    I feel bad for the people who get pranked, but this guy has some real​ talent lol
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.26681.jpg
  24. Thread: Dsquared Wild

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    Dsquared Wild

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.27438.jpg



    Designer duo Dsquared introduces its new fragrance called Wild, which will be released in September 2014. The new masculine fragrance symbolizes...
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    Re: Can somebody tell me about 24?

    I just feel it's all over the place with combinations that i personally don't find appealing or digestible to my nose.

    The cinnamon/vanilla/orange/oud/mint combo in it is very odd with no...
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    Re: Can somebody tell me about 24?

    24 is my least favorite from the line. In fact I don't like it at all. It's very similar to one of my most "i can't stand" scents : Nikos Sculpture.

    Longevity is very good with an average...
  27. Thread: Business Trip

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    Re: Business Trip

    Great choices. I think you got all angles covered.
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    Re: The Most Sexiest Male fragrance around

    http://www.hisstylediary.com/hsd_content/uploads/2011/07/dior-homme-fragrance-shot1-1.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Wow, those should literally keep you busy for the next 365 days :thumbsup::beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    http://moodscentbar.com/312-thickbox_default/casbah-robert-piguet.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 15, 2014

    http://farm5.static.guerlain.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_main/public/products/P020015/images/P020015.png?itok=UM6DSrDR
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    http://www.allthosethingsilove.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Fullscreen-capture-1142011-52516-PM.bmp.jpg

    After being on a quest for the perfect orange scent in the past couple weeks and after...
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    Re: New Armani privee Encens Satin

    I went to check it but the store that carries the privee line didn't have it in yet.

    Can you please describe it as much as you can? How close is it to the original? Someone who owns it mentioned...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    There is vintage bottle for sale located 10 minutes away from me. I'm debating whether getting it or waiting for the new parfum.....!

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    Re: Fragrance Record Label

    I get your point completely and yes I think it would be a very cool idea. I was just spotting the technical differences between my world (songwriter) and the independent perfumers world :)

    I...
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    Re: Fragrance Record Label

    It's not a trend by all means. It's a must-do step nowadays with every artist (I'm talking from a songwriter point of view).

    Yes of course record labels have been around since the 1960's, but...
  37. Re: Are Colognes Really Weaker or Is Olfactory Fatigue Worse than We Realize?

    Those are valid good points but I just want to throw something else out there regarding Aventus : I think that the 'apple' note tends to give olfactory fatigue. I have started to notice that with...
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    Re: Fragrance Record Label

    Cool analogy, but I think with the music industry it's a totally different and more demanding/technical situation. Independent artists need an independent label not only for promotion and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 11, 2014

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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Yes but the thing I learned with Parfums and extrait de Perfums is that even though they don't project much, they do nest in the deepest cells of the skin, so that the slightest rise in body...
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    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    Gucci rush and Ck one.

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    Re: Bleu de Chanel - how does it wear on you?

    I get a heavy ash tray type of smoke after around 3 minutes from application, then it quickly hides in the background behind the lovely ginger/grapefruit combo. It lasts all day on me.

    Sent from...
  45. Re: Citrus/Fresh Scent - lasts long and projects?

    Armani code sport athlete

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    Re: Pure Malt or Pure Havane

    Pure malt ticks all the boxes regarding the factors you specified.

    Smell wise, I also prefer pure malt. The drydown of pure havane, although enjoyable and all, is too vanilla heavy for me...
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    Re: Fake montales on ebay (beware)

    No i got all my montales from retail stores. Never bought from Aboujouda. Hednic and Vinramani09 have bought tons of Montales from him though and they can comment on their experience.
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    Re: Fake montales on ebay (beware)

    They both have superb longevity.
    Re Aoud & pine : I'm refering to the dark blue bottle.

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    Re: Need a Powerhouse

    Slumberhouse Ore
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Chz3vWpjtE


    ​Robert Piguet Casbah
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    Re: Montale watered down??

    That's not true at all. It's definitely complex yes, but far away from generic. I'm usually the first one who comes down hard on Montale when i don't like a scent from them (not to mention the shady...
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    Re: Montale watered down??

    I've been saying it in every thread : The best representation of Aoud & Pine is the Dark Blue bottle , Dark Blue bottle, Dark Blue bottle, Dark Blue bottle :)

    http://i.imgur.com/LWfiNKa.jpg
  53. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    98% of my friends are not into colognes too and never heard of basenotes.

    Regarding compliments (and only speaking from my own experience), sooner or later someone will compliment you if you wear...
  54. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    You seem to be afraid to "love" it because of your entourage. I wouldn't worry about it much and just spray on the chest under the shirt, that way you won't be offending anyone and at the same time...
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    Re: Fall/Winter Fragances

    Fall :
    Narciso Rodriguez EDt
    Narciso Rodriguez Musc edp
    Terre d'hermes Parfum
    Robert Piguet Casbah

    Winter:
    24 Gold
    Serge Noire
    Montale Aoud & Pine
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    https://smellythoughts.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/boguecologne.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday,August 6, 2014

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/Images/boguelogo2.jpg

    Bogue Profumo KER
  58. Re: Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese and Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense

    Not many layers.

    Actually on my skin, both cases apply (it was weak as well), but yes my frustration was more with the lack of layers and the wall of cade smoke.
  59. Re: Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese and Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense

    I didn't like Bois d'Ascese at all. The cade overshadows pretty much everything on my skin, with hints of incense and cinnamon here and there. I totally agree that it's one dimensional, not to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

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    Re: My next purchase..but which one???

    My picks would be :
    - Sahara Noir
    - Norma Kamali Incense
    - Incense Pure

    And since you're on an incense trip, do yourself a favor and order a sample of Robert Piguet Casbah. It tops every...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens on a man

    Yup ! Very elegant and very wearable in my opinion. Wonderful cinnamon-incense cloud with this one.

    My favorites :

    - Ambre Sultan
    - Arabie
    - Laine de Verre ( a citron explosion with aldehydes...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    http://montaleparfums.com/319/black-aoud-noir.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Lol my bro comes first sorry! :p



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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    It's pretty good yes but i got bored of it quickly. I think it's "sample and enjoy" worthy but not full bottle worthy. I would never get bored of Dior Homme Intense or Dior Homme for example. It's on...
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    I don't find it odd at all. I know they're not similar (duh) but they're both popular amber based fragrances with exquisite amber drydowns, so i wanted to know which one gets the extra love among...
  67. Re: Casual/romantic evening designer fragrance for age 30+

    Bleu de Chanel would be my first option.

    Other choices for me :
    - Pure Malt
    - Terre d'hermes EDT
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    Poll: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Let's say you have both in your collection and love them both. Your bottles are running low.

    If you have to buy a backup bottle of only one of them (both is not an option), which one would you...
  69. Re: How long do you sample before buying a bottle?

    It's always good to sample/wear a fragrance at least twice before committing. And if you're sampling in a store, it's better to go home with the scent on your skin to let it drydown then come back...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August, 2nd, 2014

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    I guess i'm in the minority who love and enjoy this (?)

    This wears beautiful in hot weather and lasts long on me with a moderate to 'wake me up when...
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    Today I Bought August 2014

    Tried many citrus "fresh" scents today at the store including Hermes Concentre D'orange, Hermes Eau tres Fraiche, Boucheron pour homme, Un jardin En Mediterranee, Eau Sauvage, Cartier Declaration...
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    Re: Any good stuff?

    Tabac Original
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    Re: Present to myself

    Oh yeah that too. How can i forget !
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    Re: Present to myself

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.18512.jpg

    It's got everything you need, except i don't get the tobacco on my skin. It's a splendid "modern" take on incense with some gorgeous vetiver in the...
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    Re: Who does apples the best?

    Byredo Pulp has a very nice red apple note. Hangs around for a good while until the fig and the white flowers take over.

    Also, Dunhill Custom. Becomes too sweet though and has weak performance.
  76. Re: What Types Of Fragrances Do You Guys Think We Need More Of?

    More violet Leaf scents (not violet leaf + violet, just the leaf !) with maybe some fruity floral accents added to it. The only scent that gives me that is Fahrenheit. Give me more. Something like...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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  78. Thread: Help me ?

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    Re: Help me ?

    Maybe something like Lanvin avant garde. DHI is not a safe blind buy, no matter the age. And EDB is nice but again there are some notes in it that may smell a little too weird or 'mature' to your...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Lol, it's wonderful long lasting scent indeed and yes it gathers compliments. I haven't found an occasion to wear it in the summer heat yet. I should! Strangely, this summer I've been finding myself...
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    Re: 3 (Probably idiotic) newbie questions

    Beside surrender to chance, which have a gigantic selection of everything, I recommend ordering samples from Essenza Nobile. They carry a big selection of high end niches (bottles and samples) and I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.2704.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 27, 2014

    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0219/4214/products/new_blackbird_bottles_1024x1024.jpg?v=1379943679
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday -July , 26, 2014 😎💫

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    Re: Cool,fresh but not greeny..help please

    Armani Code Sport Athlete: Effervescent citrus (imagine the smell of a more natural Sprite drink with a lemon wedge) that lasts as long as the strongest eau de parfum orientals out there.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    The A7X are pretty good from what I hear. Enjoy. Yeah that's a pricey investment lol :)

    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
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    Re: Two new releases from Scentstory

    Well that pretty much confirms it, along with pictures that Rich showed.

    Still curiously waiting for their email reply to see what they're gonna say.

    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.18512.jpg
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    Re: Two new releases from Scentstory

    If this is true, then this would be some shady **** they're pulling. They even did a countdown on their Facebook page prior to those two new releases, with giveaways etc.

    I just emailed them...
  89. Thread: 24 gold

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    Re: 24 gold

    Two different sellers with different prices.

    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 24, 2014

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    Sample
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Both great fragrances and they wear great in hot weather, especially Aoud Samarkand. I know a local guy here who is not even into perfumes and his signature scent has always been a 200ml bottle of...
  92. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/22/asu7u6eb.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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    Sample
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    Re: Balsamic, aromatic, sweet fragrances.

    You need to try :

    - Jubilation 25
    - Montale Aoud & Pine (ask for the Navy blue colored bottle)
    - 24 Gold
    - Slumberhouse Ore
    - Dunhill custom (very weak performance though)
  95. Re: Differences between sample and full bottle?

    Same smell for me between sample and full bottle. If anything, the full bottle should give you the full bodied effect of the entire smell due to the fuller richer amount of juice that comes up from...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

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    In the mountains for the afternoon wearing Aventus. The birch effect feels amazing in this 5000 ft elevation crisp air.

    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
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    Re: ST Dupont Ouds

    Give me a week and i'll test them all for you and report back.
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    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    The two bottles i've owned were testers of the "current" juice and i've never had a problem with longevity or projection. My next bottle will certainly be a tester as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    Norma Kamali Incense for sure.

    Despite its straightforward two-way street composition, it manages to convey two opposites vibes for me : The incense pushes it to meditative grounds while the damp...
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