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  1. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    *adds to list to sample* Thanks!



    I had this on the splits a while back, decent fragrance but I don't recall the grapefruit being that big. Will have to resample next time I'm out and about as...
  2. A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Inhaled BdC when I was out and about the other day and the grapefruit note really stood out as it projected so fiercely in the warmth and the accord itself was so crisp and it got me wondering as I...
  3. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    Ay dawg, we heard you like batch variations so we put batch variations in your batch variations so you can variate your batches as your batches variate.
    ...
  4. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    The maceration is real when it comes to Creed, probably the only thing that empirically is about the firm... Some batches are more dramatic than others when it comes to how much they shift with age...
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Agree with that. Tried it for the first time the other day and was pleasantly surprised by its airy, fun filled character. Found it very moreish and I think it will be the perfect accompaniment for...
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    Re: NEW: COACH - Platinum

    Inhaled this today and its a far better blended version of Sauvage. Not a surprise considering the notes but whereas the Dior offering is clunky and abrasive this features a lot of its vibe just put...
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    Re: [UK] Aventus Cologne

    If you're looking for a far less offensive and much more wearable rendition of Dior Sauvage with a nice pineapple slice thrown in then jump on the Coach - Platinum split as there is one 20ml/£17 slot...
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    Re: Le beau male is now discontinued

    Its one of those things that generally isn't trumpeted in articles, both press or online, as its happening but if you've ever looked behind the curtain its quite easy to ascertain how the practices...
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    Re: Le beau male is now discontinued

    Yep, thats the only thing I can think of given the huge multinational structure behind many houses these days which ties in nicely with this new strategy and considering how accountants run the field...
  10. Re: EU members - Does your country have any shipping restrictions?

    I think with Tauer its due to him already having distribution rights secured in some countries via one store/site so he doesn't want to undercut/bite into their revenue by allowing direct to consumer...
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    Re: Le beau male is now discontinued

    I spoke on this a while back in regards to Issey Miyake and their never ending fleet of releases and I personally think that a lot of them are shunted out as tax write offs for their respective...
  12. EU members - Does your country have any shipping restrictions?

    Here in the UK we're allowed to import fumes as individuals can buy what they want but can't send anything out of the country at all. Some companies can get HAZMAT shipping accounts however that...
  13. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    I'm really surprised that Armaf/Rasasi etc.. didn't clone the original edition of La Nuit and put it out as the demand is obviously there at the right price (note "right price" which means those...
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    At some point in the future, when fragrances are outlawed and the IFRA guffaws as it sells the same slop at 10 different price points in various flacons there will exist a thriving underground...
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    Aventus.
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    Re: Best fragrance performance ever...

    hednicbot strikes again! I think I've read this exact same reply in at least 5 different threads recently, maybe time for a software update, eh?
    :lolk:

    [IF THREAD = "FAVOURITE" | "BEST" |...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Oh look! Batch talk in the batch thread. Who would've thunk it? :lolk:

    Hopefully we can get back to that now that the fake chasers have been told where to go...
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    Re: [UK] Aventus Cologne

    Price drop on Aventus Cologne to 20ml £43/10ml £24 delivered. Payment requests out.

    They've just confirmed and allocated my preorders (bottles 1 - 3) earlier than expected and told me that...
  19. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    I wasn't that enamored with this concept from the jump as everything from the name to the notes to the bottle screamed "unimaginative cash grab" and your impressions just iced an already crappy cake....
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Thanks, nice to hear from a BNer. Sounds interesting.
  21. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Another crappy flanker. Ah well!

    Thanks for the impressions.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Much appreciated.
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    Re: [UK] Aventus Cologne

    Here's a bunch of new picks perfect for the coming sun. JdA is pricey (nearly 3 times the split price at retail) but is the most natural smelling fruity scent you'll ever inhale and is worth a punt...
  24. Re: Costume National launches "Soul," a new ambery woods scent.

    Wearing it in this weather bud? They'll see your sillage as it causes distortions in their visual field as you walk by :lolk:
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    Re: [UK] Aventus Cologne

    Sorted now.

    Quick request could everyone please use the thread for any allocation requests, delivery updates, impressions and all general chat so I can keep my inbox free just for the payment...
  26. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Smells like a hug feels. Wonderful fragrance.
  27. Re: Question for 1-3 Sprays Fellas That Can Smell Their Fragrance All Work Day (6-8 hours)

    It doesn't work like that.

    Some scents (eg Mancera Hindu Kush) are insanely strong off 1 spray and you'll smell it all day and night whether you want to or not. Going heavier on the trigger here...
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    Re: What is your vacation fragrance?

    Nice one, it was the inclusion of the rum that really got my attention as I dig that accord and feel it would work really well in with the VIW vibe plus I like boozy scents. Gorse had been the best...
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    Re: What is your vacation fragrance?

    Interesting, thanks for bringing this house to my attention as I'd never heard of it before. They've got some interesting scents for sure...
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    Re: Best rose fragrances for men?

    Nice one, enjoy!
  31. Re: Is this the first online occurrence of fake Ombre Leather bottles?

    Looks real to me. The batch code is A48 as illustrated on the sticker below and it matches the print on the box. The blur on the label is mainly on the 2nd pic so that might be due to the camera and...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne is great!

    Based on that video it sounds like they've reused the base from Aventus For Her as that is an overdose of Ambrox and Sandalwood which has insane performance and induces almost no olfactory fatigue...
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    Re: [UK] Aventus Cologne

    Plenty of carriages on the train. All aboard!

    Creed - Aventus Cologne Bottle 3 has been added. Payment requests will be going out on 27/05 and I've already preordered it and will be sharing my...
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    Re: Is Fierce Intense by A&F worth the money?

    You think? Percival is round where Fierce was pointy and besides it has more PE remix sans metal vibe. Think Legend without the greasiness and better quality components. A nice scent but not worth...
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    Re: Is Fierce Intense by A&F worth the money?

    I will admit that a lot of what put me off Fierce back then was its whole "Bro!" vibe and when you paired that with the officially sanctioned extreme overspraying it didn't really stand a chance but...
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    Re: Best (and Worst) Looking Bottles

    If ever there was a presentation that looked like the contents smell then thy name be:

    https://sillyage.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/guerlain-lisntant-de-guerlain-pour-homme-eau-extreme-75ml.jpg
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    Re: Is Fierce Intense by A&F worth the money?

    Don't know what it was but I really didn't dig the originals vibe back in its heyday as it was projecting so brutally but do fancy giving it a spin now. Darn these unicorns!



    Top man. Wasn't...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I agree on all of those points but for me I prefer the darker, dirtier batches that are skewed more toward the base. For a fruitbowl the performance is great though and I'd wager its transitions (of...
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    Is Fierce Intense by A&F worth the money?

    Never got into this juice back in the days, mainly because of how you could smell it everywhere when you were in town as they evidently did something like flying over the crops in plane in each store...
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    Poll: Re: How many sprays?

    One of the things I miss most from the vintage juice is the complexity as the new stuff is quite linear and this contributes to the anosmia whereas the older stuff had a lot more transitions and this...
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    Re: Other woodsy scents to try?

    Rasasi Woody. Its woody alright and performs like crazy.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    That's all I ask for, just a lil bit of that funky stuff! Hopefully they'll milk the Aventus teat a bit more after Cologne and drop an Intense/Noir/Parfum version. Heck I'd be happy with 15Y11 again...
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    Poll: Re: How many sprays?

    How long does it take for the anosmia to kick in bud? I used to go heavier on the trigger but couldn't smell it after 90 minutes so I dialed it back as 3 is enough for me and everyone else around to...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    In what way?
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    Poll: How many sprays?

    Just wondering how many sprays you lot apply of this fragrance and how long it lasts for you on average.

    I generally spray it around 3 times and thats enough for me to get through the day whilst...
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    Re: ‘Correct’ application of fragrances

    For maximum impact check the young master THRILLHO in full effect:

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/DV8gs5tVXeiZi/giphy.gif
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    Re: Kelsey Berwin Fragrances...anyone??

    Has anyone tried Kelsey Berwin - Dinar?

    No prizes for guessing what its trying to smell like:

    "Kelsey Berwin Dinar is a fruity-woody fragrance for men. The top tones of Dinar Eau de Parfum...
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    Re: [UK] Aventus Cologne

    Gentlemen, prepare your hype train! The new Aventus Cologne is releasing on 01/06 and I've listed a 100ml bottle to get started in 20ml £50, 10ml £28 and 5ml £16 allocations. Word is that the flacons...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Which ones please? Its something I've suspected before as there have been a couple of batches that had very differing impressions and it made me wonder what exactly people were smelling in comparison...
  50. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    The clothing/style aspect and how it corresponds to our fragrant choices is a very interesting one as pretty much everything anyone does is a way of showing the world what we are/feel/would like to...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    Never inhaled it as it didn't appeal but will add it to the splits anyway now that its on its way out in case others are in the same boat. Thanks for the info.
  52. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    "GLADLY!"
    *throws down cymbals*
    *tears off waistcoat and pants*
    *slams door on way out*

    https://i.imgur.com/KCOO1Mk.gif



    Just for you:
  53. Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    Following on from inspiration in another thread, lets ask the real question:

    Which scents don't you like because they just don't suit your persona/vibe/style and why?

    I personally find a lot...
  54. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    As my previous comment illustrates there are many constructs in fragrance that have little to do with reality as it stands but there is always the underlying vibe of "appropriateness" and this is...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thanks for the alternative views on 19P01. I hadn't got round to sampling it yet as the last few I'd split had all been 19P11 but the hype had had me intrigued as it sounded unicornlicious! Agree...
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    Re: ‘Correct’ application of fragrances

    Charles Bronson demonstrates the correct application of fragrances about one minute into this documentary presentation:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEqA84R0lYU

    Since then times have...
  57. Poll: Re: Do You Prefer Casual Or Formal Fragrances, Why?

    Speedos with combat boots and 16 sprays of Amouage Interlude or bespoke three piece suit with flip flops and 14 sprays of Ariana Grandes Cloud.

    Get on the wave.
  58. Re: Creed advertised ingredients- reads as synthetic

    For once Creed aren't lying when they say they use 80% natural ingredients...
  59. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    One of the most baffling reformulations of all time. At a quick glance there was nothing in it that was restricted by the IFRA so I wonder why they messed around with a winning formula?

    The only...
  60. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Again and again its been highlighted that impression wise most people don't know their arse from their basenotes and the proof is in the sniffing but the paradoxical reviews and potential of it...
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    Re: A better version of ADP Essenza?

    ADP Essenza is the better version! I'd be surprised if you found anything that hits the same spots in terms of performance, composition or price as its a pretty darn great scent. Musk OD and all!
  62. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    Yes indeed, like Mr T said I pity the fools.
  63. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    A lot of people that start screeching if someone dares speak out against about a company they admire do so because they have low self esteem and are heavily invested the reflected luster/prestige by...
  64. Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Odd choice of making it look almost like L'Intense.

    Note combo screams "I smell like everything else at the moment" though but if they bring back the original Cardamon accord then it could still...
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    Yep!
  66. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 or Dior Homme Parfum

    You down with ESP? Yeah you know me!
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    Re: [UK] Mancera - Soleil d'Italie, CK - Eternity Flame, Oud Malakai, Coach - Platinum + Aventus...

    Thanks for the updates folks, hope you all enjoy your latest acquisitions!

    Definitely agree that Grand Soir and 540 are the best picks from MFK plus the performance on them is just insane which...
  68. Re: Harry Fremont, your personal favorites ..

    Zegna Sicilian Mandarin.
  69. If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    ...Which one would you pick, why and what do you think the aliens reactions would be?


    https://www.naturesgardencandles.com/mas_assets/cache/image/1/d/a/c/300x300-7596.Jpg

    Its interesting...
  70. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    They have a MFG date stamped on the box in plain English, just ask for a pre 2015 one and please grab me one if you find some! :thumbsup:

    In the UK the stock turn over seems to be pretty quick so...
  71. Re: How many of you prefer Al Wisam Day to Silver Mountain Water for reasons other than cost?

    SMW must have quite a simple formula given how many times its been replicated and the end product difference isn't as immense as Aventus clones, which often smell very little like the real deal....
  72. Re: Copyright in the Courts: Perfume as Artistic Expression?

    Its an interesting point, because originality is creativity and imitation, I mean, "inspired expression" is just straight up stealing. Especially at those prices per ml.
    ...
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    Re: Nobile 1942 fragrances

    :beer: This beers for them! You can spot that ethos in their compositions easily due to how they wear/are put together so kudos to them for keeping it real.
  74. Re: 20+ years looking for a fragrance and still haven't found it

    Go and buy L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme Fraiche. I think you'll find exactly what you're looking for:

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.35088.jpg

    Its similar to the original but different...
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    Re: Nobile 1942 fragrances

    The quality of the compositions from this house really is something else as they all smell so natural and elegantly structured.

    Performance could do with a boost on quite a few but then that...
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    Re: [UK] Mancera - Soleil d'Italie, CK - Eternity Flame, Oud Malakai, Coach - Platinum + Aventus...

    Quick update:

    TOAK - Amouage Selection 1 is shipping 08/05 and Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Baccarat Rouge is shipping 09/05.

    Got hold of a decant of Zegna - Indian Spice the other day to check...
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    Re: Best of the Zegna Essenze line?

    Got hold of a sample and wow, this is super duper strong.

    It smells like vanilla spiced chai tea served in a huge floral cup as the chunky belt of cardamon/star anise one two combo that it opens...
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    The Al Haramain Reference Thread!

    Much like Rasasi this is another UAE based house that intersperses its own creations among its clones that come at a reasonable price and offer quite good bang for your buck based on what I've...
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    Re: Apart from Basenotes....

    Its amazing at the difference in vibe all of the sites have due to the types of crowds they evidently attract. Tellingly BN is the only one I have an account for and the one that gets most of my...
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    Skip BdP as its Eau de Olde Mayne and try Spice & Wood followed by FM French Lover as all three were made by the real nose behind RO :p

    Montale Mr.Aoud has also been on my "to sample" list for a...
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    Ariana Grande Cloud is Diet BR540esque

    This scent has finally came to the UK after some delay and now is all over the High Street at around £43/100ml so I had to partake as I was floating by. First impression:

    Yeah the BR540 vibe is...
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    Let us know what you think please.



    Thanks, I happen to think the modern one wears wonderfully as is so was curious as to the difference. I was hoping the OG had more/real sandalwood in...

    ...
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    Re: The "oud" in Royal Oud

    Royal Cedar would've been a far more appropriate but less trendy name. There is no oud in this at all in the classical sense and not even an attempt at fabricating its vibe to my nostrils.

    To...
  84. Thread: Paul Kiler!

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    Re: Paul Kiler!

    Looks like PK is fashionably late to his own appreciation thread, he always was a master of theatrics!

    Congratulations :beer:
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    Re: I everyone. Under heavy rocket fire, here in Southern Israel.. vetiver question...

    I agree with you Pears. Very trollish/screaming for attention and totally off topic with the vetiver question seemingly an afterthought.

    OP, get yourself a blog and stay on topic please. I also...
  86. Re: From Costco - Kirkland Perfume Blending Collection

    Obviously that refers to Olivier Creed :thumbsup: Watch out for them batch variations!
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    Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    Welcome to the upper echelon of addiction! :grin:
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    Re: You might be a fragrance addict if you.....

    ...Are known as "The Guy Who Always Smells Amazing" by people who notice your presence but haven't yet had the pleasure of speaking directly to you in the places you frequent.

    ...Easily identify...
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    Re: New Bois 1920 Cannabis Collection

    These will probably be wack just like every other supposed "cannabis" fragrance which ends up smelling nothing at all like it should.
  90. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    Looks like I can take that one off my "to try" list as I'm not a fan of skank, in any of its forms, and find the current version to be quite wonderful!



    It all depends on how you define...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    Hmm, new notes are interesting - especially as there is no mint? Makes me wonder if the sites got the pyramid wrong first (although I'm sure the official site had the same at one point?) and this is...
  92. Re: ISO E Super vs Timbersilk vs Sylvamber vs Iso Gamma Super ???

    Thread has been done to death, even with virtually the same title. Try a search.
  93. Poll: Re: Looking for a Distinct Great Citrus for Spring and Summer + Poll

    Box, bowl? Neither could contain my soul so I must decline your invite and leave you two together. Alone, as fears are naught but lessons in disguise for the wise unwrap themselves because only then...
  94. Re: What readily-available colognes under $100 fit this description?

    Grey Vetiver EDP would fit the bill as it is exactly what you've described.
  95. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    All good buds, I could probably reel off loads more if I stopped and thought about it as I can play spot the difference with fragrances really easily due to how I perceive smells but those were the...
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    Re: Higher Prices - Lower Quality

    Fools and money soon parting springs to mind.

    In an overcrowded marketplace filled with baying masses who are generally ignorant as to what true quality actually is branding cachet and inflated...
  97. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    Starting off with:

    Creed Aventus - Spoken on this at length in various threads buts ultimately the vintage juice and modern would be totally unrecognizable if it weren't for the fact that they...
  98. Poll: Re: Looking for a Distinct Great Citrus for Spring and Summer + Poll

    :laugh: the tone of this whole exchange between BO and ZC really made me smile and think of this:

    https://media.giphy.com/media/oKPPd7MeXTOPC/giphy.gif

    Shine on you crazy energy saving...
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    Re: Deodorant VS. Antiperspirant

    https://media.giphy.com/media/3o6MbisQwZAh4Lqesw/source.gif
  100. Poll: Re: Looking for a Distinct Great Citrus for Spring and Summer + Poll

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.373.jpg

    A distinct great citrus for Spring and Summer that leans more towards the orange, bergamot and mandarin than other citrus like lemons and lime....
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