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  1. Re: Carven Vétiver & Carven pour Homme Relaunches (2014) {New Fragrances} {Men's Cologne}

    Writing this from my phone, don't know how to attach the picture, so -

    http://edparfum.ru/media/product/vetiver.JPG

    If any of you know the version of Carven's Vetiver pictured above, then the...
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    Re: Best fragrance from the Armani Prive line?

    I like the majority of them, and have a couple in my collection: Cuir Amethyste, and so elegant and understated Pierre De Lune, so I guess they're best for me.
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    Re: Lush - what are your favourites???

    I have BOG, Karma, Imogen Rose, Icon, Devil's Nightcap, Flower's Barrow, Euphoria, The Bug, and Dirty. Like them all, wear Dirty, DN, BOG the most
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My wife is that rare person that IFRA cares so much about. She is sensitive to oakmoss. So any vintages around her are banned. If I need to use, say, vintage Versace L'Homme, I have to dress up...
  5. Re: Help me choose: Polo (classic) or Esencia Loewe.

    Get both. Polo will be a great formal addition to the collection, Esencia will be the one you'll love and wear. My case, actually. I have the vintage Polo I'm very proud to own, and Esencia that is...
  6. Re: I don't understand the repugnancy for Grey Flannel. Best smell of a soap bar out there!

    Have vintage, love it dearly, but don't wear it often - too many other options
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Will def check that out too as soon as possible
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Bottega Veneta PH is a stunner. Tested it several times, decided my life will be miserable and meaningless without it, got a big 3 oz bottle, and happy now.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/17865/33557162.a/0_cbfc2_d69f1a99_orig.jpg
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    Re: Targeted Purchases for 2015

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Vintage
    Bottega Veneta PH
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood
    Any vintage Dzintars that I don't have
  11. Re: Grey Vetiver, Coco, Bergdorf NY and Moscow Duty Free

    Often fly to Moscow, they really try keep their airports fragrance stores a notch up. Many great lines are present with acceptable prices.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    +1 Jean-Luc Amsler Prive
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    Re: Allure Homme Édition Blanche EAU DE PARFUM

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16138/33557162.a/0_cbf21_7de9356d_orig.jpg

    Sure. This is mine. Love it.
  14. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    Totally agree - I'm nearing the drydown for today, and it is MAAAAJESTIC. Rich and expansive, love it.
  15. Re: New Platinum Egoiste bottle featured on Macy's website

    My report on 2014 version with new cap, batch 7902: Smells richer, fuller than my older version, and projection is a beast. They made it better, or so it seems.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Have a couple of sprays left of Platinum, so the new bottle, plus
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche Parfum
    Several vintage minis of fragrances that I have owned in the past and loved:

    Mambo, Lucky...
  17. Re: Any modern designer fragrances dominated with rose?

    My SOTD today is new fragrance by Kiehl's called Fresh Rose and Patchouli, give it a try when you see it, it's not a big player, but a solid release nonetheless, I enjoy it a lot, and the price is...
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    Re: Jil Sander scent 79 man (2012)

    I have this. Blind-bought about a year ago one a sole fact that Buxton made it. One of the best mainstream releases of last couple of years that flew under the radar of Aventus-discussing public.
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    Re: More Modern Halston Z-14 ?

    Check out Bottega Veneta Pour Homme. This was created with Z-14 in mind I'm sure.
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    Re: please delete this thread

    not enough input, need more info - so bump
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    Before Roadster and Dirty, there was a beast of a minty cologne called Faconnable, I would check that out too.

    Another one is Prada Infusion De Vetiver - this is pure menthol on grassy vetiver...
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    Vetiver by Dana

    The web has very little info on this particulal vetiver - couple of sites list notes, and that's about it. Would be grateful if someone shares his opinion on this fragrance that seems to be not quite...
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    Re: Cartier Roadster or Guerlain Homme?

    Another vote for Roadster. Guerlain is good, but Roadster is special.
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    Re: Any nice Bay Rum Colognes?

    Bay Citrus for men by Arran Aromatics
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    Re: Crowd pleasing woody fragrance.

    Kenzo Jungle Pour Homme is a real crowd pleaser - milky creamy woods with great projection and longevity
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    The vetiver I was planning to buy for so long - Prada Infusion De Vetiver

    https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/16143/33557162.a/0_cb26b_36964c87_orig.jpg
  27. Re: Most unique greens. I'm talking greens that leave you speechless!

    Esencia Loewe
    Baime MPG
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    Re: Well hello, Yatagan!

    Of all things I wear, Yatagan probably gives me the most compliments. Even my wife, who is sensitive to oakmoss and can't stand the majority of my stuff, loves it. I have the current version.
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    My quest to gently take any Dzintars cologne in sight off the deadly pawns of time continues with these two fine examples of late 80s Baltic perfumery - Linija Viriesiem and Dzintars 21.
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Not the same. The glass on the majority of those bottles is clear and transparent, with blue-ish liquid inside. The much seeked-out vintage Unltraviolet from the first years must have solid blue...
  31. Re: What is everyones opinion of Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum?

    Nearly missed my plane when flying out of Lyons, France, when I had to stop on my way to the gate after trying this on my wrist. Got back and bought a full bottle.
  32. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Lots of them. Penhaligon's web site, GQ, Russian web forums. This one is fun: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_2BweXoN1p8
  33. Re: TOM FORD Conditioning Beard Oil Oud Wood, Neroli Portofino & Tobacco Vanille

    Seems to be a new THING for the houses, just yesterday I was reading the rave reviews on Penhaligon's Sartorial beard oil, and here we go, Tom Ford has it too.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Me with my kid, Masha, big fragrance enthusiast too. Wears all my colognes with ease. Prefers the rarest Egoiste Cologne Concentree to school :((
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Great stuff. Searching high and low for Bourjois Vetyver Masculin at reasonable price, no luck yet.
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Armani Eau Pour Homme - vintage, 1994
    Dzintars Spidola (Spidola = Forest Fairy), cologne splash from the end of 80s - USSR, Latvia. The whole composition revolves around one, but awesome accord that...
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    Re: Help me to identify this fragrance please!

    Not correct. In Ukraine alone there were about five first-class perfumeries. In Russian Federation - about ten. Florena (DDR), Pollena (Poland), Alen Mak (Bulgaria), Dzintars in Latvia, there were...
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    Re: Help me to identify this fragrance please!

    Ecensia Loewe
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle Homme with more lime/citrus

    Try vintage Gendarme, it probably is what you need. This would be Kenzo Jungle with citrus amplified. Not curent Gendarme - that would be too light / transparent
  40. Re: What's currently your personal favorite male perfume and why ?

    Esencia Loewe is a current favorite, wear it most often these days, totally lives up to its unofficial title of "best male fragrance ever made".
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Yes, I'm interested in vintage Soviet perfumery. Age thing I guess. And Dzintars house in particular. Dzintars is Latvian brand, based in Riga, now producing average chemical mass-market scents - but...
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    Re: When did the oakmoss IFRA regs kick in?

    For manufacturers, IFRA regs kicked in for real right on time when euro was accepted as a currency, I.e. 2001.
  43. Re: When you go out of town, what fragrance(s) go with you?

    Couple of samples of whatever I lay my eyes on, and then I usually buy a new fragrance when I come to the city. I raid local small perfume shops for rarities or insane discounts, usually with great...
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Dzintars Liana - a 1967 release - in cool pop-art bottle

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4606/33557162.a/0_c9d38_eae59ef5_orig.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5111/33557162.9/0_c9b72_8fbee207_orig.jpg
  46. Thread: Sigarette ash

    by Russlan
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    Re: Sigarette ash

    Dreamer, Bandit, Cabochard
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Rare Dzintars Figaro from the mid-80s

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5353/33557162.9/0_c9a0a_dd392378_orig.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Lush Euphoria
    Lush Flower's Barrow
    Yohji Homme
    Pal Zileri Cuoio
    Dzintars Riga - another gem from the lost realm of wonders that Soviet Baltic perfumery Dzintars once was.
    ...
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    Avon Tomorrow For Him - it must be mentioned here
  50. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    I'm wearing the Sartorial today, and somehow its smell recalled your question. It is not quite fresh linens per se, but freshly pressed clean fabric it surely is.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4802/33557162.9/0_c8ad4_9a204be4_orig.jpg

    Three Soviet vintages: Riga Citizen (left) and Don Juan, both by Dzintars, and Moscow Lights (center) by Novaya Zarya....
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    Re: Best dry down frag

    Not quite niche, but one of the best on a recent memory anyway - L'Ideal Homme Guerlain
  53. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    Tommy T
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5109/33557162.9/0_c88f4_b81fafff_orig.jpg

    Vintage DHI (silver collar, doors on box, 8V01 = 2008), and discontinued Fahrenheit Absolute, both at 70% discount at the...
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    Re: Scent you will always have love for.

    Eternity for the memory of one particular late autumn night in a faraway northern city.
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5102/33557162.9/0_c8880_a91230bd_orig.jpg

    Another jewel from the legacy of great Dzintars perfumery from USSR-era Latvia, the elusive Antaeus, made 10 years prior to...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I don't find it sweet either. Radiant and vibrant yes, creamy and woody yes - but not, like, SWEET. And it gets darker and drier as it progresses through the day to amazingly addictive drydown.
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    Re: Fragrance for a long flight.

    Often fly long distances (8-9 hours), and usually do two sprays of Jil Sander Man Absolute: amazingly beautiful scent, very quiet and sits close, gives lots of comfort, lasts all day, and evolves...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    My wife, after smelling the cap of Ideal de Guerlain: "At last, you bought something decent here".

    Personally I think that this is a remarkable release that will be apreciated more as the time...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Bought this on spot after trying today. Is it mainstream? Yes, but I have several shelves full of avante-garde stuff and obscure vintages, so once in a while you just may kick back and indulge...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4014/33557162.9/0_c8693_12d01fb9_orig.jpg

    Sometimes when you try a fragrance you just know you have to buy it on spot.
  62. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

    "The Basenotes is down. AGAIN."
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Vintage Indian Sandal cologne, made in USSR from mysore supplied by friendly India in the 70s, more on this here: http://bit.ly/1wucW3W
    ...
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    Re: Something Similar to Lancome Balafre?

    Call me nuts, but to me, women's Empreinte by Courreges - fantastic leather chypre in itself - could be called Balafre Fraiche, or Eau De Balafre, or whatever. After top notes fade, what I have for...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    and it smells fantastic. Sometimes it's just amazing, how certain vintages manage to stand head and shoulders above the majority of modern niche offerings
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Guys, it's RUSSLAN, not RUSSIAN :) - L, not the capital I - although I'm Russian, no doubt about it
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6814/33557162.9/0_c7e6d_ca557c38_orig.jpg

    Vintage MYTH cologne: creamy ambery flowers on prominent oakmoss base.
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    Re: Fragrance similar to M7 by YSL

    Lanvin Arpege is M7 sans agarwood. To me, they are very, very much alike in smell, vibe and character.

    Actually, I know where to buy the discontinued Arpege for low price in my city, but I don't...
  69. Re: STILL cannot find a good Spring fragrance that isn't "grassy" in nature.

    Kenzo Power Cologne and Caron Pour Un Homme come to mind first
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6810/33557162.9/0_c6783_e7481463_orig.jpg

    New bottle of CPUH and vintage Dzintars Prometejs from mid-80s.
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    This happens often. One person tells something, others repeat, and never bother to think for a second what the smell really reminds them of, and connect the dots.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6844/33557162.9/0_c618f_e5dbe24f_orig.jpg

    Dzintars Elks. Somewhat experimental limited-edition cologne that was sold mostly at the in-house store of Dzintars factory...
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    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    Makes me want to slow down the usage of my juice from 2006, thank you very much for this info.
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    Re: Lomani AB Spirit Platinum

    Imagine Terre D'Hermes with leather and cedar cranked a couple of notches up. And all those "new car smell" comparisons are not far off the mark. Surprisingly, this fragrance actually evolves, and...
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 + Shalimar = Men's What??

    Chanel Pour Monsieur?
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir

    One thing I know about the Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir for sure is that it is mass-produced in China - as fake Dior, naturally - and is all over the place at shopping malls. I myself bought a bottle...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6810/33557162.9/0_c5004_eae15711_orig.jpg
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    Re: Ab Silver Lomani - the next Aventus clone?

    Terre D'Hermes with leather cranked up to the max
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Yeah, this is fun. I'm thinking of starting a blog on Soviet oldies when I have enough material, who knows
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Couple of Soviet vintages from the 70s, being on awe-struck trip of discovering how good those perfumes were in terms of naturalness and the quality of ingredients
    ...
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    Re: Best Male Sandalwood fragrance.

    Not to hijack the thread, just a side remark: when India and Russia first began to cooperate on a full-scale level, the perfumeries of Soviet Union were STOCKED UP with tons of imported pure mysore...
  82. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    Le Dandy by D'Orsay, returned it to the store the next day, asked to replace it for another cologne at the same price. The only case in my life.
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    Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    Would love to know more about Sandalwood by Max Factor too, if possible
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9651/33557162.9/0_c48c9_9becd693_orig.jpg

    Blumig means FLORAL in German, this is the vintage Merci cologne made by Florena, former German Democratic Republic, 50ml...
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    Re: Moscow airport - advice please

    Domodedovo airport is even better in this regard, and has lots of obscure European niche lines
  86. Re: Lolita Lempinka - Au Masculin...similar fragrances ?

    Tomorrow for men by Avon
  87. Thread: Gas for Men

    by Russlan
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    Re: Gas for Men

    This is a semi-fresh sporty chypre with good longevity and decent sillage. A bit sharp at the first five minutes, then going into an awesome spicy-green middle and base.The drydown is remarkably...
  88. Re: A Fragrance Called Eighty And Another With A Number 7 On The Box ???

    James Bond 007?
  89. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    I travel to China two or three times a year, next time I go I'll bump this thread, and could get a couple of bottles for the most curious basenoters, problem is I just got back from there four days...
  90. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    This is correct. IFRA is no authority to them. Domestic product made for domestic market.
  91. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6100/33557162.9/0_c401c_849f708b_orig.jpg

    Now let's see what the picture says:

    Main tone (ME - I think this should be translated correctly as top notes): Green...
  92. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    I think I could help, but later today
  93. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Not to defend Chinese products in general, but believe me, it's very unlikely that the state-owned Jahwa has anything harmful in its products, the battle for local cosmetics market between the...
  94. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    For Chinese product it's rather pricey - I bought my 30ml bottle for 125 yuans, which approximately equals $22.00. My guess the price reflects the quality of ingredients: the composition smells very...
  95. Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5404/33557162.9/0_c3f8b_3119a5d0_orig.jpg

    Just returned from a trip to China, where I got this awesome little juice. This is called "Cigarette #1" - a rather strange...
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4908/33557162.9/0_c3f8a_2d08a6fb_orig.jpg

    "Cigarette #1" by GF
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6707/33557162.9/0_c3997_3919f116_orig.jpg
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    Re: Korloff Private Black Vetiver

    Nobody replied, so I passed
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    I have a feeling this new Guerlain regardless of descriptions will in fact be very close to Bentley Intense, mark my words.
  100. Re: Fantastic Leather Chypre ?? The Original Balestra Pour Homme.

    Got the idea, thank you very much. Sounds right up my alley, will be getting it one of these days.
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