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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I agree. They are quite similar, much closer than I had anticipated. I have not given this a full wearing yet, but from my testing on paper, the resemblance is undeniable.

    Today I wore Chanel No...
  2. Re: Giving something back to Basenotes this August (CONUS)

    I want to give a HUGE thank you to Brooks Otterlake for doing this giveaway.

    It's extremely generous of him to do this contest. It was fun to think of the combinations, and even more fun to see...
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    Re: What is ďtoo perfumyĒ for you

    You nailed it! Not enough bold risk takers out there in (designer) fragrances these days. I want big and bold!
  4. Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    I definitely have OMS on my to buy list. With the low cost of their bottles, I plan to slowly buy the entire like. LOL! RE: PdM. Yeah, I have heard that they are essentially designer fragrances in a...
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    I must be odd in that I enjoy most of these crazy fragrance names. I look at them as tongue in cheek names that are meant to do the marketing, by getting people to discuss the silliness of them.
    ...
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    Re: I want to like Memo but I canít

    I only have Shams Oud from this house. It was actually my first expensive (for me) bottle. While it doesn’t smell like the real Oud fragrances I’ve sampled, I do like it. To me, it smells like...
  7. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I did 10 sprays of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum this morning. It was glorious, but nearly overwhelming for the first few hours. Lol!
  8. Re: Which fragrance do you have the most backup bottles of?

    I only have a handful of fragrances backed up because I decided to stop buying backup bottles altogether. I figured at this point in my collection, I’d rather have a wider variety, than more of any...
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    Re: Worst Reputation

    If you’re talking amongst the BN crowd, far too many to name, so I’ll use categories instead.

    Clone Houses
    Celebrity Fragrances
    Automobile Fragrances
    Lower Tier Designer Fragrances
    Older...
  10. Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    For me Maison Margelia is a tough one. I really like quite a few fragrances in ther Replica series. In fact, a few a love. The problem is that they’re expensive (IMO), and I never see them for less...
  11. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    I am of the mindset that good and bad fragrances can be found on both ends of the pricing spectrum. Especially because taste is so subjective. One mans stinker is another mans grail, in this hobby. ...
  12. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    ^^^Thatís awesome!^^^

    I over spray every day, but today I went over my usual 10 sprays, and did 15 sprays of Michael Jordan Legend. Iíve been pretty much sticking with lighter and fresher stuff...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I have the EDT and plan to get the EDP and Cologne some time as well Shalimar is some good stuff. After doing more reading about the line, I think I’ll like the EDP even more, as it’s said to be...
  14. Re: My opinion on several mainstream fragrances

    Hello my friend. I hope life is treating you well. :o)

    +1 to this.

    Lucky Scent is the best place to shop for niche that I have found online. They also sell samples on their site, if you see...
  15. Re: My opinion on several mainstream fragrances

    I have just started getting into niche myself, and personally, I feel there is some stuff out there that will blow your socks off, depending on your taste.

    The great thing about niche (IMO) is...
  16. Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    If you’re talking about Bogart OMS, that’s awesome! I don’t have that one yet, but OMS Oud Edition is my favorite of the three I own from the house.

    Is PdM really that bad?

    They seem to be...
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    Re: Flash Meetup - Osswalds

    Sounds like a great time. Glad you all had fun.

    Living in Iowa, it’s kind of a bummer. There’s next to no chance that any other Basenoter’s live here, and we don’t have anywhere near the level of...
  18. Re: My opinion on several mainstream fragrances

    Interesting thoughts. When it comes to fragrances, the opinions are wildly varied, especially with designer releases. Some people don’t like designer stuff because there is quite a lot of overlap in...
  19. Re: Aramis Havana , a gentlemans collection just arrived

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. I appreciate the info.
  20. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    TCY, that’s one way to make an entrance!

    Excellent review you’ve posted here. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this one. Like many others, I’m curious about this one due to the other Dior...
  21. Re: What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    Well it looks like I’ve been way off. I have been pronouncing it as “knees” as in the body part. Lol!

    Thanks for the clarification. :)
  22. Re: the flight to quality - do you have this "problem"? Don't mean to sound smug (apologies)

    That sounds like a great “problem” to have. :)

    On a much smaller and cheaper scale, I’m the same way with certain fragrances. Most of my fragrances are cheapies, but admittedly, I find myself...
  23. Re: Aramis Havana , a gentlemans collection just arrived

    Awesome! Thanks for the info. I’ve read some about Taif Rose. Apparently, it’s highly thought of among Rose fans. This type in particular is one that I’ve read to be expensive to produce. I can’t...
  24. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    That’s actually really cool. It makes me wonder why PV doesn’t get much chatter on the forums here. I’m guessing it’s simply because it’s a clone house, as none of them really get much love (or...
  25. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Neither did I, but that actually sounds like it would be good. I like Hary’s Fig body wash a lot, and it has made me want to try some fig based fragrances. Clean Reserve has a pretty decent one, but...
  26. Re: Aramis Havana , a gentlemans collection just arrived

    Pardon me, but I’ve not smelled a whole lot of fragrances the feature rose as a prominent note, so I am not entirely certain what your statement means.

    Are you meaning that it literally smells...
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    Re: Need your assistance, MEN!

    I’m unaware of pricing on this, and good advice has been given thus far, so I won’t throw out numbers.

    Another strategy could be to just think of the dollar amount that you would like to receive,...
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    Re: Thank you hednic!

    There’s a thread on the forum here that’s dedicated to this fragrance. There’s a lot of good information in there, if you’re interested. A quick search should pull it up. :)
  29. Re: Aramis Havana , a gentlemans collection just arrived

    I really need to get some more Aramis in my life.

    I blind bought Tobacco Reserve, and it became my favorite tobacco fragrance in my collection, regardless of the price. Iíll be honest, and say...
  30. Re: Which (designer) brands are current trend setters among mainstream brands?

    More than trend setters, I’d really like to see more houses be trend breakers. Stop the madness of releasing rehashed ideas of old, and bring on something different.

    To answer the thread topic:
    ...
  31. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Ah, ok. You’re meaning in a general sense in regards to his subscriber numbers. I was thinking you meant that another YT reviewer had attacked him in a video or something of that nature.

    I am too...
  32. Re: One Fragrance Versatile (Covers every occasion, setting, season) Your Pick?

    Well, anything I would have picked is pretty much been stated already. Obviously this is an old thread that’s been bumped, but it’s still fun to play along.

    Aside from everything already...
  33. Re: Which frags signal "he is a nice guy but refuses to be that to me"?

    Fahrenheit. Easily Fahrenheit IMO.
  34. Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Iíve been under the impression that Mark is one of the reviewers who garners quite a bit of respect. Iím not up on the latest YT happenings right now, but your statement here makes me feel like Iím...
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    Re: Mainstream houses

    I do feel that Gucci does deserve some props for GGA and the new GGC. I liked GGA from the first sniff, and picked up a bottle of it. GGC I’m not quite sold on yet, I want to get a sample to form a...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I own bottles of stuff that I will never admit to owning on this forum. Iím sure everyone probably does though.

    Also, I really like Jimmy Choo Man Blue and Mr. Burberry, but donít own them yet.
  37. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    I don’t know if any of these are very popular, but here’s my 3:

    Nautica Blue. It’s a headache inducing chemical mess. I don’t know how anyone can wear this.

    Ferrari Scuderia Black. Fragrantica...
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    Re: TomsCreedDecants? Anyone tried him?

    Does anyone know if he ships to the USA? I tried sending him a message, but the spam filter kept saying I entered it incorrectly.
  39. Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    I too see these at discounters, but I assumed that nothing was worth picking up.

    Any hidden gems among the current ones? I’m always up for a good cheapie! :)
  40. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Thatís awesome! At least Iím not alone with this one. I thought it was great for a random cheapie. I had such a difficult time finding this mentioned anywhere that I assumed it was extremely under...
  41. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Thank you for this. I too enjoy LY quite a bit, and I did buy it as a substitute for TL. I’m happy to see this one holds its own when compared to the TF.

    To to truthful, I also picked up the...
  42. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Awesome! This is exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thank you for the information. :)
  43. Re: What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    Thanks for the additional information. Fragnet is where I found it as well. Glad to see the current formulation is worth picking up.
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    Re: Mainstream houses

    Yes and yes. I would also add Mugler and Tom Ford in this list.

    These four houses are what I personally consider the best designer houses in perfumery. I find myself wanting/enjoying many...
  45. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    Would you care to expand on this? I have La Yuqawam, but I’ve never smelled TL.

    I have tried Ombrť Leather, however, and I loved it. One of the better leather fragrances I’ve tried thus far.
    ...
  46. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Lol! Thanks for the info. I just realized my typo there. 540, is what I meant. Been using mobile only for a bit. I can’t stand using mobile...
  47. Re: Parfums de Marly Kalan - new Fragrance for 2019

    Did you find it to be similar to BR550 at all?

    I have heard mixed reports on this. Some say it’s similar to BR540, others say it’s more of a fougere type of scent that doesn’t smell like BR, and...
  48. Re: Pros & Cons of spraying fragrance on shirts

    I’m a huge advocate of spraying on clothing. Initially, I only sprayed on skin, as I didn’t even consider spraying my clothes. Once suggested to me, I started doing it, and it was nearly a...
  49. Re: Crystal Ball----- Future value of a fragrance

    I can never use fragrances as investment pieces, as I open and use all of mine. Additionally, I am also one who has no love for the scalpers out there. Not only in this hobby, but in all my hobbies...
  50. Re: New Dior Fahrenheit EDT Formulation for 2019 # 12948/A

    OP, thanks for posting this, and taking the plunge on a 2019 bottle. I purchased a big bottle of the 2018 vintage due to all of the positive word here on the forum. It’s great, and I have no...
  51. Re: What Is Your Take On Paloma Picasso Minotaure?

    I’m happy to see you’re enjoying this one. Just to be clear, did you track down a vintage bottle, or is this the current formulation? I ask, because I’m considering a current bottle for myself. I had...
  52. Re: Fragrances that Copy a Trend off an Original and is in your Opinion Better than the Original.

    I have seen the said by others as well. Does is smell the same as the original? Also, how is the performance?

    Iím under the impression that Boss fragrances generally have a reputation for not...
  53. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Words cannot express the awesomeness that this statement is. Of course it was Kouros! Lol!

    I really, really need to break down and get a bottle of this. I’m not one to chase vintages, so I’ll...
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    Re: About EDP vs EDT

    I too have found that the EDT and EDP of fragrances arenít really the same scent at different concentrations. They are generally different formulas, with different scent profiles.

    I also agree...
  55. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size ozís?

    This is what I’ve been trying to say, but didn’t word it as well as you have stated it here. Thanks for posting this, I agree completely.

    I do wish it wasn’t like this however, I’d love to save...
  56. Re: Have you ever tried Opium pour Femme?

    I have both the EDT and EDP in most recent formulations. In fact, the EDP was the first women’s fragrance I purchased for myself.

    While I find them to be similar, I prefer the scent profile of...
  57. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    I’m really enjoying the additional stories and comments here everyone. The general consensus seems that most of us don’t really have an end goal or “completed collection” in their minds. I can’t say...
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    It’s great to see this one getting mentioned. I never really see it being discussed, and I absolutely LOVE it! My GF blind bought this one for herself while we were out fragrance hunting one day.
    ...
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    Re: Can never smell myself

    This is not weird at all. I almost always do the same thing every night after work. I also do this on days where Iím mostly just going to be at home.

    OP, as stated, itís most likely olfactory...
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    Re: How to start buying niche colognes??

    I just read ClairVís article that was linked here. Itís a really informative read IMO. Iím definitely going to use it as a resource in my research.

    OP, as mentioned already, Creed may be up your...
  61. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    I picked up one a little while ago that I never see mentioned, and had a difficult time finding any information about it.

    Weil Pour Homme Gold. I found it for $8 and decided to take the risk. I’m...
  62. Re: Whatever happened to Paul smith fragrances??

    sadly, I think this pretty much nails it. It’s probably much cheaper to do this, than create a new brand from scratch. If all they plan to do is release heavily reformulated versions of classics, it...
  63. Re: August Fragrance Giveaway (CONUS)

    The album cover for Metallica Load was the first thing that popped into my mind. This art was created by Andres Serrano. The fragrance pairing is, of course, Etat Libre d’Orange Secretions...
  64. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Great stories here everyone. Thanks to everybody who’s responded thus far. It’s nice to see all of your approaches to your wardrobes, and your “origin stories”. I created this thread to have a fun...
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    Re: Today I Got a Compliment On...

    Two compliments upon arrival at a family get together today. I was wearing Tommy Bahama St Barts.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    I wore Tommy Bahama St Bart’s for a family event today, and got two compliments upon arrival. I happened to have a decant of it on me (as this needs reapplied) and gave it to one of my cousins to...
  67. Re: What are you favorite designer fragrances at the moment?

    I have many designer fragrances I enjoy.

    Bleu de Chanel EDP
    Doir Homme Parfum
    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Fahrenheit
    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Armani AdG Profumo
    Armani...
  68. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    That’s actually a really sweet answer Hednic. For myself, my collection will be passed on to my son. In my mind, everything I own will eventually be his.

    Thank you for the thoughtful response. ...
  69. How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Hello all, I thought I would start a fun thread that allows everyone to talk about themselves a bit. I’ve seen questions posed regarding what specific fragrance started you down this rabbit hole, but...
  70. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size ozís?

    Same here.

    I would love to save on the price difference in bottle sizes, in order to have more various fragrances to choose from, but Iím one who doesnít care about what the bottle or packaging...
  71. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    This is exactly how I keep my fragrances as well. Not all of them have their boxes. A few were gifted to me sans boxes, and some were multi product sets (aftershave/lotion/body wash) so they didnít...
  72. Re: Experiment: Chanel Antaeus and the subway.

    Thanks for the info.

    An animalic fragrance from Chanel definitely sounds intriguing. I have been thinking it was a fougere type of scent. I may be in the minority here, but I consider Chanel,...
  73. Re: Experiment: Chanel Antaeus and the subway.

    I have never smelled Antaeus.

    Is there a reason this would be risky on the subway? I assumed anything from Chanel would probably be a safe bet.
  74. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I’m on an iPhone, and I cannot figure out how to make the multi quote work.

    @ Proust Madeline. Thank you for the information. To answer your question, I am interested in trying Oud oils/attars,...
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    Good to know. Thank you for helping out. It is sincerely appreciated.
  76. Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    Dior Homme Parfum
    Tom Ford Ombre Leather (don’t own it yet though have sampled)
    Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum.

    In no particular order, its just what I thought of off the top of my head.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Like everyone here, I generally wear what I’m in the mood for. However, some things I wouldn’t really wear to work in consideration of my coworkers. Out in the general public, however, I’ll wear...
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    Good information here. I had a sample of Intense, and it’s wonderful. However, I’ve never been able to track down a full bottle at a good price. Rien, I have been able to source though. I had no idea...
  79. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Excellent information everyone. I appreciate the follow up responses and additional recommendations/advice. They’re all extremely helpful to me.

    When looking at expensive fragrances (or even...
  80. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Anybody?
  81. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I meant to ask you if the other Bortnikoff oud fragrances you own are along the same lines as Oud Maximus. Do they also have that great barnyard oud scent profile?
  82. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size ozís?

    The price per ml keeps me buying the biggest bottles I can find for a good deal. I have toyed around with the idea of buying smaller bottles as my collection has grown, but on average, it seems like...
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    Re: Another real or fake thread

    It look legitimate to me, and coming from Fragnet, you have nothing to worry about. They only sell legit products. All the fakes I have seen are obvious with even a quick glance.
  84. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Thank you to all who have replied. I sincerely appreciate the guidance here. I’m going to check these out as funds allow. I’m at the point where I sincerely consider Oudh Infini to be my grail....
  85. Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    Like the thread title suggests, I am looking for fragrances that are similar to the scent profiles of Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus. I had an opportunity to sample these a while back,...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    I rarely see reviewers trashing fragrances, but Ash from Gents Scents, Mark (Robes08) and Peter from Fragrance View aren't afraid to rip into stuff. Sebastian (Smelling Great Fragrance Reviews)...
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    Accidental Double Post

    Please feel free to delete.
  88. Re: Recommend a fragrance that smells like Cheeto's?

    It's not exactly Cheetos, but January Scent Project has a fragrance called Selperniku. To me, it smells like the creamiest, most buttery popcorn you can imagine.
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    Wafts from the Loft
    Fragrance View
    Heuleme Mucho
    Tommelise (female reviewer)
    Smelling Great Fragrance Reviews
    Gents Scents

    The first 5 in this list cover a lot of niche stuff, and Ash is...
  90. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    There are all fragrances I have had samples of, or own:

    Dusita Oudh Infini
    Bortnikoff Oud Maximus
    Chanel No 5 EDT
    Amouage Interlude Man
    Tiziana Terenzi Laudano Nero
  91. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    I know Basenotes is not into YouTube, but this is a MUST watch review for Hai Karate.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe-DkST1lQg
  92. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    Interesting thoughts here all, and I have to say that I agree. I have tried three of the Robert Graham fragrances, but at full retail, they are a no go for me. Fortitude is quite nice IMO, and I...
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    Re: Is Hindu Kush work safe?

    It does smell like weed. I think it smells like skanky weed mixed with tropical punch. It doesn't have a vibe of unsmoked weed in the bag (such as Replica Music Festival), but more of the smell of...
  94. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    This is a house that I am really intrigued by. Especially by Bat and Hyrax. Sadly, Zoologist was only on the fringes of my radar when Bat was discontinued. As such, it brought them quite a bit of...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Anybody have any info/opinions on 19P21?
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    Re: Am I expecting too much from a cologne?

    Mugler Pure Havane
    Mancera Red Tobacco
    JPG Ultra Male
    Tiziana Terenzi Laudano Nero
    Amouage Interlude Man
  97. Re: Mancera Cedrat Boise "18K312A" Batch Performance Isuue

    This is my experience as well, with my bottle. Batch 18K312A, for those that are curious.
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    Re: Axe....seriously??!?!?

    Meh, I used to wear Axe when I didn't know any better...and every guy around me did as well. We were young, having fun, and trying to talk to girls. As long as we didn't smell like b.o. we were set. ...
  99. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    Thank you kindly for posting this review. You have done a great job of describing this scent, and it's about what I imagined it would be. The oud note not being realistic is to be expected at this...
  100. Re: Your Favorite Fragrance For A First Date.

    I initially answered this question with what I probably wore, if anything. However, if I were going on a first date today JPG Ultra Male. The modern DNA is easy to like IMO, and the performance is...
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