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    Re: New - Czech & Speake No 88 EdP

    If anyone hears of where to purchase a sample of this EDP, please post here.
    Thanks
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't really get M so much, but my first spray of Antiquity was a like. Funny thing is it was great the first 4 hours and the last 4 hours was meh for me, otherwise I would have tried for one of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The first 4 hours didn't do much for me. The last 8 hours was all sweet piney woody musk(non synthetic) drydown. Lucky for me no pissy element at all. The drydown is the highlight of this one, and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've spent the last 8 days wearing my samples. The only one I like is Antiquity. I was considering trying on Saturday at noon, but decided I really still don't like it enough to buy a bottle. I think...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ordered sample set from ALD website. Got paypal confirmation. No shipping info as of yet. Emailed Russian Adam - no response as of yet


    UPDATE:
    ALD returned email with tracking info. It's at my...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    Was surprised today when sampling Rose Cuir. My Wife and I both thought it was a scrubber. One of the worst scents we've smelled all year.
    Got my spray sample direct from Malle. Had to through it...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Bought some Juriah. It has been slightly tweeked since jack Hunter smelled it.
    It’s bit more fruity due to the increased Cambodian oud and osmanthus according to SP.
    SP's simple description is a...
  9. Re: Latest Armani Prive (Non-Limited) - Orangerie Venise!

    Anyone interested in a 5ml decant/ freeshipping for $14.00 can go to MyScentsei
    https://www.myscentsei.com/product-page/orangerie-venise-by-armani-prive-5ml-travel-spray-neroli-ambroxan
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    Re: Amouage Rose Incense (2019) *NEW*

    Exactly. My first thought also.
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  11. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    Powder & Dust is unique to my nose. It's my absolute favorite from the this house. I've gotten many compliments. I went through a 7.5ml and had to buy another. It's either a love/hate fragrance - no...
  12. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    I get my samples from SP Parfums website. I like to order 3 - 7.5ml bottles and get free shipping. You only have to spend 50 Euro to get worldwide free shipping. Typically Sven will throw in a...
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    Re: EO Private Blend

    At that price point - nothings that great I can't live without.
  14. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you’ll love these)

    Missed you. Thanks for the info. Hope to see some more posts from you.
  15. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you’ll love these)

    Tsuga Musk is a good place to start.
    Scroll down and read Clare V's take
    I agree
    http://www.basenotes.net/features/3524-the-murky-matter-of-musk/view/2
  16. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you’ll love these)

    3 ml
  17. Re: Mellifluence thread (if you like Sultan Pasha you’ll love these)

    https://www.instagram.com/mellifluence_perfumes
    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Mellifluenceperfume
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/themostbeautifulscents
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    Brandied Pear by Panah London

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    Any one that enjoys pear will love this one.
    Very realistic pear with just the right amount of booze.
    Longevity 10 hours plus.
    Nice sillage.
    Easily the best pear scent I've sampled.
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  19. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    Wearing SP MUSK.
    Suppose to be a second skin scent - and it is...
    Quite a different style for a house that can have room filling sillage like in Powder & Dust/and others.
    Some nice orange blossom...
  20. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

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    Magnolia
    SP Musk
  21. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    I have the new SP Musk arriving in a couple of days. I'll report back here with my thoughts.
  22. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    I want to say something about the three latest ones:
    Powder & Dust
    Magnolia
    Delirious Iris

    These three are quite an evolution forward from previous scents from SP Parfums.
    They all have this...
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    Re: Sex and the Sea Neroli by Francesca Bianchi

    I'll be wearing Etruscan Water tomorrow and report back here.

    I decided to wear it yesterday and today. I seem to be having anosmic experience with Etruscan. I just can't smell enough to comment....
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    Sex and the Sea Neroli by Francesca Bianchi

    Sex and the Sea has been my go to summer fragrance for the last two years. I was getting ready to order another bottle because I just ran out. Then I see there is a new one Sex an the Sea Neroli. I...
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    Yes, less is better. The toothpick works well. These attars are not for the over sprayer crowd.
    There is a tendency to apply more, but just like you I found out to bring out the full beauty of SP...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Before Tower Records there was a very cool place called Wallichs Music City on Sunset and Vine in Hollywood.
    There were listening booths with turtables to audtion new records. Loved that place.
    See...
  27. Re: Woodsy wood scent - a bit deep, a bit dark, a bit dry, and definitely masculine. Any suggestions

    When it comes to Wood, this is what I reach for...


    Description
    Winner of the 2015 Art and Olfaction Award in the artisan category, Woodcut links our contemporary, technology-based society to...
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    Re: My summer wardrobe needs your advice

    People don't mention that one very often, I'm glad you did.
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Sicilian Vanilla Attar by Rising Phoenix Perfumery
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    Sample on the way. I enjoy this House quite a bit, and I'm a rose lover - can't wait.
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    Re: Sultan Pasha's Fragrances

    For me, Sultan Pasha's nose agrees with mine.
    I literally like 90% of his offerings.
    One of the best noses' currently in the business.
    If I like the notes, it's a safe buy for me.
  32. Re: The smokiest fragrance —— potential contenders of T-Rex by Zoologist and Hyde by Hiram Green?

    All for those for sure.
    A smokey one that's more wearable and classy is Embers and Musk by Aftelier Perfumes
  33. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    I'm so happy - Powder and Dust won the Olfaction Award in the Artisan category. AMAZING PERFUME
    I've been raving about this one, but can't seem to get any one to join in. Maybe this will help the...
  34. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    My bad - corrected - Thanks!

    The only good thing about my Alzheimer's is I go home to a new wife every night.
  35. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    yellowtone got the heeby jeebies from "Night", and your getting the entwined bodies.
    I feel like I'm sampling something totally different than you guys, but I know I'm not.
    So far it seems I'll be...
  36. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    Akro scents tend to have a strong opening.
    The shock factor dissapates, and they evolve into great scents.
    To fully appreciate - don't over apply and wear it the entire day. No speed sampling....
  37. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    I'm with you on 90% of chocolate scents - cloying and or too sweet.
    Dark isn't either one of those.
  38. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    I hope you like it.
  39. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    My man strifeknot got a good price on a bottle of Dark and is splitting it.
    I put my money where my mouth is and got 20ml.
    Usually 5-10ml will suffice, but not with this gem.
  40. Re: Finalists for 2019 Art & Olfaction Awards announced

    I'm so glad to see Powder and Dust on the list. AMAZING PERFUME
  41. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    I'm not a fan of cumin - it's barely noticable
  42. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    Have two in mind, and can enter when added to cart - otherwise if you don't select, Luckyscent will.
  43. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    When you add to cart you get to add 2 more complimentary samples of your choice, which essentially makes shipping free on this one.
  44. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    I would have to say yes to that with an asterisk*

    *The perfumes are so well balanced - you'll never notice, or get the yucky synthetic wood we all hate - or at least I do.
  45. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    I own Ummagumma and like very much. Dark has a WOW factor and is more alluring than Ummagumma and smells entirely different, even though they both have chocolate.

    My Wife has that horrible habit...
  46. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    Sillage is just perfect. Longevity is 8 hours plus for me.
  47. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    I've had time to sample all six scents from this new house.
    All six are 4 Stars and highly recommended to explore IMHO.
    All of the scents are well executed and thought out.
    Everyone will have...
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  49. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    Wearing "Night" right now.

    AWESOME Super Sexy Rose!!!

    Masculine to me.
  50. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Re: Dark by Akro

    Wore "Dark" today.
    My female dentist loved it.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    I noticed your in Arizona. Do you think the 100 degree plus weather might have an effect?
    I tried it in 68-72 degree weather.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    That is interesting your wife hated it. I considered it totally safe - guess I was wrong.
    It does get powdery in the drydown. But powder smells nice to me.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    I sampled Lavender Extreme today.
    Lavender, Lavender & Lavender
    LINEAR,LINEAR, LINEAR
    CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN

    I do actually like it very much.
    Would make a great office or gym scent.
    No need to...
  54. Thread: Dark by Akro

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    Dark by Akro

    Akro
    Three founders: Olivier Cresp. Anaïs Cresp. Jack Miskelly. French Father / Daughter and her British partner Jack Miskelly.

    Luckyscents description:
    Oh man, this is good. A thick pour of...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Got the Akro discovery set arriving tomorrow
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    I have a sample arriving tomorrow. I'll report back here with my thoughts.
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    Re: NEW: Dusita - Erawan!

    I'm in your camp.
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    Re: CB I hate Perfumes: Are they worth it?

    I agree - ABSOLUTES ONLY!
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    Embers and Musk by Aftelier Perfumes

    Mandy's first liquid perfume in two years.
    Available in EDP and Parfum
    This is her description:

    Scent Family: Musk
    Embers and Musk is a smoldering fire of a perfume. I couldn't resist the sweet...
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    Re: what happened to Mellifluence Scents?

    He's still out there. I got an email from him a couple weeks ago.
    Sorry I deleted it. I'll post here when I get another email - usually once a month.
  61. Re: Dame Perfumery: brief thoughts about their unique approach

    Great customer service. You'll always get more than you ordered. They're generous with samples.
    Overall the scents are good.
    Medium quality materials.
    Most have longevity issues.
    They're priced...
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    Re: Your favorite fresh scent

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    Re: Your all time favorite!!

    Sicilian Vanilla Attar
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    It's now available at Luckyscent.
    https://www.luckyscent.com/product/53022/aenotus-by-puredistance
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    Re: IRIS MACCHIATO by Auphorie

    One of the few I have full bottles of
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    Re: Enfleurage NYC Releases EDP's

    When I called them, the guy signed in disgust that I was asking.
    Like shit, its another annoying customer wanting a discovery pack.
    Out of Stock my ass - they're just not interested in selling...
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    Re: Enfleurage NYC Releases EDP's

    That's the email I used, and I sent two separate emails and no response.
    Just checked my sent mail. Sent to info@enfleurage.com Feb 8th 9:33am pacific time.

    Just sent you another email 12:50pm...
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    Re: Amouage Bohemian. April Fools?

    I see it also. Like the bottle also. If the scent matches the rest, we'll have a winner.
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    Re: summer fragrance for men

    My three favorites for summer.
    Bottom one is Suntanglam
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  70. Thread: Gym fragrances

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    Re: Gym fragrances

    I'm in the gym 5 days a week. I always wear something.
    The ladies I take "boot camp" class with me told me their favorite is:

    Azemour les Orangers
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Magnolia
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  72. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    I tried Magnolia today. I like it so much I will wear again tomorrow.
  73. Re: The newest Perfume Guide by Turin and Sanchez.

    I ordered a bunch of samples they gave 5 stars. Many for me were 2-3 stars in my book.

    Then they gave some horrible reviews on scents I love from SP Parfums.

    I think mine, Luca and Tania's...
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    I haven't heard much of anything here on Basenotes about Uden Overdose.
    I sampled it and liked it very much.
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    Re: Mx by Eris Perfumes Review

    WOW! Looks like Eris has a legitimate case to me.
  76. Re: SP Parfums Sven Pritzkoleit - Official Discussion Thread

    I tried this one today. Love it!
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    Re: Best Saffron Scent

    The saffron in this is over the top
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th March, 2019

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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Sicilian Vanilla Attar
    Mush Rose Attar
    AENOTUS
    Powder & Dust
    Russian Oud Attar
    Azemour les Orangers
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

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    Re: Kolonya by Rasei Fort

    I got a dabber sample from Luckyscent a while back and was underwhelmed.
    With so many liking this one I got 5ml spray from strifeknot to spend some more time getting to know.
    Still haven't smelled...
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    Buysblind,

    Your EDIT and UPDATE.
    That all happened with me also.
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    ...
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    Thanks for sharing the link. I enjoyed your first impressions.
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    I see you scored 55ml. Are you enjoying the scent?
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    That's odd. Maybe you didn't spray enough. I gave myself one spray to each wrist and 2 to the chest.
    Worked a 13 hour day and came home, and my Wife asked what I was wearing.
    Evidently she could...
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    No it's not in an aldehydic way.
    It's the combination of citrus and the mint that makes it fresh for me.
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    I click on it, and it works just fine for me.
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    Re: Serge Lutens - L'eau D'armoise ??

    I'm wearing it right now. I totally agree with your description and will add my summary in one word - UNDERWHELMING
  90. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    I just got 1g two days ago. Fabulous rose. Super citrusy for a while, then like above it changes quite a bit.

    My Wife loves it also.

    What I do is apply one of the Mysore sandlewoods on one...
  91. Re: Favorite style notes and fragrances for Spring

    For sure I'll be including these two:
    Antonia by Puredistance
    Erawan by Dusita
  92. Re: Is it common for you guys to collect female perfumes?

    I pay no attention to the marketed gender for a perfume.
    I smell it and like it - I wear it.
    I smell it and don't like it - I don't wear it.
    It's that simple.
    Life is too short to get hung up on...
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    Re: Porpora ba Tiziana Terenzi

    Don't blind buy, they all sound good.
    Porpora does seem like it has possibilities.
    Most reviews are positive with good strength and longevity.
    Seek out a sample.
  94. Thread: Hate roll ons

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    Re: Hate roll ons

    When offered I will always choose roller balls when making a purchase. I like how I can apply more precisely the amount. I find it great for applying to hair which is my favorite place to apply. I...
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    Re: AENOTUS by Puredistance

    I joined this split also.
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    Re: AENTOUS by Puredistance

    Performance is excellent. The description above "it projects about a meter and a half for an hour or two, and then envelopes you in about a two foot scent cloud for the remainder of its *very long*...
  97. Re: Where to buy Le Cri de la Lumiere (and other PdE fragrances) in the US?

    I would call or email Luckyscent and ask when they're expecting more first.
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    Re: DODO by Zoologist

    Me too!
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    Re: Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion

    Just to be clear, I said a "bargain", not "cheap"
    cheap - at or a low price
    bargain - (good) value for the money
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    Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion

    I bought a 5ml decant from strifeknot of Special for Gentlemen by Le Galion.
    Luca Turin's review intrigued me.

    " ****citrus lavender
    Utterly impeccable, properly groomed classic fougere revived...
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