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  1. Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    I'll join you all; as it happens, Fahrenheit is in my pre-festivities rotation.
  2. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th December, 2019

    Lalique : Encre Noire

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    Re: A gift for my mom

    In similar mode, perhaps Prada Infusion d'Iris ?
    But No 19 Poudre mostly springs to mind.
  4. Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th December, 2019

    Comme des Garcons : Zagorsk. Cold snowy forests.

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Or a eucalyptus note, as there are eucalypts around the path to the penguin-watching area.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th December, 2019

    Dior Fahrenheit
  7. Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Hyde is great !

    +1 Fougere L'Aube
    Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale - one spray was more than enough... longevity was too long !
  8. Re: Sample of the Day - December 2019

    Coming back to The Lover's Tale the following day : still very present as a skin scent in the morning. Don't get this one on your clothing - though I sprayed on my forearm, it had permeated T-shirt...
  9. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th December, 2019

    SOTD : Jacomo de Jacomo

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  10. Re: Where to start ? Advice if possible on a perfume choice please.

    I am very touched by your posts.

    In the UK, apart from Les Senteurs (who have a reputation for being very helpful, and would be my first stop) and Roullier White, you can also buy samples online...
  11. Re: Sample of the Day - December 2019

    First sample wearing on skin of The Lover's Tale, by Francesca Bianchi. Sample very generously sent by rum.

    Goes on powdery (very orris), fresh (aldehydes), and almost minty (geranium - not listed...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    Sampling on skin Francesca Bianchi The Lover's Tale

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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Of 2019, Rogue - Fougere L'Aube.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have nothing by Maurice Roucel, though I wouldn't say no a bottle of Iris Silver Mist if one appeared at my door looking for a new home.

    Since that's unlikely, I'll probably wear something...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Semi-vintage Hermes Equipage, because it arrived in the post this morning and I wanted to test it. All good :)
  16. Re: Your top 5 favorite "winter" or "fall" fragrances under $40

    Lalique Encre Noire
    Boucheron Jaipur pH (EdP for cooler weather)
    Jacomo Jacomo de Jacomo (matt black flip-top)
    Bentley Bentley for Men Intense
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux - don't bother with the EdT,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    Semi-vintage Hermes Equipage arrived by post this morning, so I had to try it out.

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Small town TKMaxx has its Xmas stock in. Burberry, David Beckham, Jaguar, and Miller Harris (Feuilles de Tabac, La Fumee, Tea Tonique). Disappointing.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    SOTD : LT Piver Heliotrope Blanc. Barely there; did the job.

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd December, 2019

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

    Etro Heliotrope. The month of incense is over, and the temperatures are well below freezing. The loch has almost completely frozen over; the roofs, bare branches and hedges are white with frost. It...
  22. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    1 Million, and also the Issey, are easily and cheaply available in discount/bargain bin stores throughout the UK, in small towns as well as cities. Various Diesel and Boss frags too.
    The rest...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

    Great choice, but what will you wear instead, or do you have a back-up ?
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Nice. I'm not familiar with the other frags in your trade, but that seems like a good haul.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    Just bought a half-bottle of black-top Hermes Equipage on fleabay. Don't usually do this, but it went for cheap. Hope it's in good condition.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

    SOTD : Etro Heliotrope.

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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    November's theme was Incense + Smoke. How did Equipage get in there ? Frags with 2 or more wearings (another 11 worn once) :




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  28. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    SOTE will be Etro Shaal Nur. My eveningwear alternative to Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP. Bringing to a close this November's theme of incense+smoke.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    December rotation prior to midwinter : Cold/Pale contrasting with Dark/Animalic

    Cold/Pale
    CdG Zagorsk
    Etro Heliotrope
    LT Piver Heliotrope
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    CdG Parfum (cold, or warm ?)
    YSL...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    SOTE : Odin 07 Tanoke. Bitter orange, ginger, incense, woods.

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Hyde is one of my favourites at the moment too. Really quite complex and subtle, with a kind of Jekyll and Hyde dual identity (leather/animalic, incense/floral; smoky/heavy, airy/light by turns). Not...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Synching as anticipated in Eau des Baux - and yes the vanilla note is more prominent in the drydown, Hazel5. Funny, I don't think of this as an amber scent - at least, not compared to my personal...
  33. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th November, 2019

    Andy Tauer : Incense Extreme. It's not extreme, and it's barely incense. Does not smell of much at all after the opening petitgrain.

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Not my favourite note either, but continuing my incense+smoke November theme, I'll be Synching in L'Occitane Eau des Baux.
  35. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Unum : Io Non Ho Mani Che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto. Working from home.

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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    They're quite complex, quite strong, and take some getting used to, if you're not a habitual wearer of vintage.
    I took part in the Rogue blind sample pass, and my favourites were (in order)
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    Re: T K Maxx

    Thanks for the offer, mate, but I'm trying to keep the collection semi-reasonable.... !
    I steer clear of what I used to wear, because reformed versions don't cut it, and it does no good to be...
  38. Re: Guerlain Vetiver : looking for the most Woody, less mossy one.

    Just to confirm, have you tried the silver-top recent-ish Guerlain Vetiver ? The one ifti was talking about, which also happens to be my preferred iteration of the frag. This one.Less moss...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Heeley Eau Sacree, as I near the end of my self-imposed November theme of incense and smoke.
    Not at all bored with this since I have such a variety of incense-driven frags, but starting to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th November, 2019

    Heeley : Eau Sacree

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    SOTN : CdG Comme des Garcons Parfum

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    Re: T K Maxx

    How do you find the Hechter Caractere ? Any good still ?
    Used to wear that one back in the 90s. It's probably been reformed, because of the oakmoss.
    I understand it's still widely available/worn in...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    Unum : LAVS. This time, the opening was very dark rubbery, licorice, lemony.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th November, 2019

    Heeley Cardinal. Into the final week of my self-imposed month of smoke and incense.

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

    Indeed. I wore current Quorum this afternoon, and it's still good.

    This evening I changed to Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP, because it was the end-of-season and awards dinner at the sailing club.
    I...
  46. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    As has your Ambre Sultan ! Cheers !
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd November, 2019

    CdG Zagorsk, for Friday Synch 'synaesthesia'. The colour of snow by moonlight.

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    CdG Zagorsk : the colour of snow by moonlight

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  49. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st November, 2019

    SOTD : Tom Daxon Resin Sacra.More incense. Or not, actually.
    Testing notes so far :
    First wearing : Resin Sacra has a sour, suede-like opening, becoming more resinous and dusty, but still sour. I...
  50. Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Too much tweed; he's trying too hard to look the part. Something by Penhaligon's would be appropriate (Blenheim Bouquet, English Fern; Douro etc); or maybe a Trumper (but not Eucris). +1 Floris Elite.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    ^^^^
    I go to HoF to sample frags, whether on card, on skin, or as samples to take away. Then I buy online.
    Agree with you about HoF not being the best place to buy frags.
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    Re: Setting out as a "Maturate person"

    Welcome !

    If you're in the UK, I'd also recommend the online discounters allbeauty (particularly good for the Aramis range) and notino.
    Reliable, legit, quick, well-packaged, and good service in...
  53. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    Robert Piguet : Casbah. Two-thirds of the way through a month of wearing incense/smoke frags, and I have not tired of this theme.

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  54. Re: Cussons Imperial Leather soap smells like Equipage to me

    I use IL as bar soap in the kitchen/after working in the garden, as I also find it too drying.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    SOTD : Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    Great choice ! One of my favourites too.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Agreed.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Synch twins ! Always good to find someone else who appreciates Elixir.
  59. Re: Best "Medicinal," "Ascerbic," "Clinical" Fragrance?

    +1 GGA

    Comme des Garcons : Sugi (lemony, yellow opening, smells like TCP - UK disinfectant)
    Comme des Garcons : Hinoki - in similar turpentine mode to GGA (phenolic in a different way)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Fougere; Chypre;
    coniferous/woods; purple florals
    Guerlain,
    Chanel, Dior

    desert, mountains, orchards

    the fragrance in your current collection that you have been wearing for longest and...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Unum Io Non Ho Mani che Mi Accarezzino Il Volto. Fits with my personal incense/smoke theme for November; having a quiet day at home so this won't frighten the public. I enjoy it, others might well...
  62. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

    SOTD Unum Io Non Ho Mani che mi Accarezzino Il Volto

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Has LT got it in for Giacobetti ? I'm Synching in another of her creations, Penhaligon's Elixir, which he describes as 'cinnamon rose'. I don't get much rose, and though there is warm spice, I mostly...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

    SOTD and Friday Synch : panned by The Guide - Penhaligon's Elixir (awarded two stars by Luca Turin, who describes it as a cinnamon rose). Yes it has spice, but the rose is not overly strong, and I...
  65. Re: Aramis Devin Country cologne then and now

    I recently sampled the latest (never tried any other versions), and found it very green, stemmy, florist shop smell. Longevity was good.

    What occasions call for wearing Devin ? I couldn't think of...
  66. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    SOTE - Heeley : Eau Sacree, from a sample. A bit softer, less obviously churchy than Cardinal. Getting a camphor/eucalyptus note as well as frankincense and myrrh.
    Much prefer this to the Tom Daxon...
  67. Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    One of the hallmarks of earlier Etro releases is the use of various members of the artemisia family as aromatic elements in the mid or top, including (allegedly) sagebrush in the case of Gomma. I've...
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    Thank you for the useful links, Clockwork Alice. I expected to sit this one out because of - sssssh ! - not having read The Guide.

    I don't have any of Turin's * star frags, but several that only...
  69. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    SOTD : Tom Daxon Resin Sacra. Getting mostly patchouli and sandalwood, some (frank)incense. I would not necessarily call this an incense frag.
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    Re: Top 20 Beast Mode Fragrances

    Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP
    Robert Piguet Casbah. Shower the next day, and it will still be there after.
    Etro Heliotrope. Break sweat wearing this seemingly innocuous floral that smells like ice-cold...
  71. Re: Any amazing Camphor-centric fragrances out there?

    +1 CdG Hinoki

    Rogue Perfumery Fougere l'Aube is another, where a camphor note provides amazing radiance and uplift.
  72. Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Glad you did sample Fille en Aiguilles, and even more pleased that you have found a scent you enjoy so much. It is very Xmassy.
    It's always worth sampling for yourself whenever possible, even when...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

    Jacomo de Jacomo : smoky, clovey fougere.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Monday : raining, cold, windy; annoyances to deal with - Unum LAVS. If I were not having an incense+smoke-themed month, it would be a Gucci Guilty Absolute day, no contest.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

    An incense suitable for Monday : Unum LAVS

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th November, 2019

    CdG : Zagorsk

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  77. Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
    +1 Etro Gomma

    But Knize Ten is the most cost-effective.
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    I really don't enjoy Messe de Minuit. The longevity and sillage are, of course, stellar.
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    Re: T K Maxx

    In a small TK Maxx in the west of Scotland : Aramis Tobacco Reserve now on clearance at £20. Also, one solitary 100ml bottle of current version of Guerlain Vetiver £28. Rest was the usual...
  80. Re: Take The Basenotes ACRONYM Challenge: See How You Score!

    Well, shit.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    SOTD, for November Incense+Smoke month, and Friday Synch : Prague - Etro Messe de Minuit, from a sample. Still on the fence about this, even after several years. I know I don't want a FB.
    ...
  82. Re: Help me put together a Christmas list!

    How about a bunch of samples ?

    Tauer : LADDM or ACDD (ambery)
    Knize Ten : floral leather
    Hermes : Bel Ami (maybe) - citrus leather/Bel Ami Vetiver; or Equipage/Equipage Geranium
  83. Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Which scents of Xmas were you seeking ? Pine, incense, woods, nuts, spices ? All together or separately ?

    I still think Fille en Aiguilles is worth sampling, even if to confirm that it's not to...
  84. Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    It's popular on BN as a seasonal frag. Sample first !
    I personally (but many do not) find the Lutens base of dried fruits a bit too sweet and syrupy. I wanted the Christmas tree, but not so much the...
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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    Geo Trumper : Eucris
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Hiram Green Hyde
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    SOTD, continuing this month's theme of incense : Etro Shaal Nur. Radiant citrus and aromatics incense.
    Apart from Penhaligon's Elixir, it's one of the more public-friendly incense frags I own.
    ...
  87. Re: Favorite ‘warm-spicy’ fragrance

    Jacomo de Jacomo : one giant clovefest
    Have you tried CdG Ouarzazate or Jaisalmer ? (from the Incense series, so obvs incense but also spices lively / culinary)
    Cacherel pour Homme has massive...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I found the same source as teardrop, with reference to old sweat, onions and pilsner.
    In keeping with my current month's incense and smoke theme, I will Synch in Etro Messe de Minuit, which to my...
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    Re: What is a good spicy/honey scent

    Comme des Garcons Parfum (EdP) - the first one. I suggest that you sample first, but it certainly has honey and various spice notes.
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    Re: Favorite citrus-free vetiver?

    +1 Etro Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

    SOTD : Robert Piguet Casbah

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th November, 2019

    SOTD : Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir. Very wearable incense, nearest I have to a daily driver for that accord.

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    SOTE : finally finishing up...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Joining you in Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon, as my SOTE. The first thing that struck me was a similarity to Boucheron Jaipur pour Homme.
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  95. Re: fragrance similar to armani eau pour homme vintage

    I would have to agree with you. Back in the early 90s, it was my signature scent. I should think buying vintage might be problematic these days because of the importance of the topnotes to the scent...
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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir
    SOTE : Papillon Anubis

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    Re: Most worn in October 2019

    Most worn in October (2 or more wearings)



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    Jacomo de Jacomo Original by Jacomo
    5 wears
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    SOTE : Papillon Anubis

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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    October's leather/autumn vegetation/smoke rotation included :
    Gucci Guilty Absolute
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Knize Ten
    Caron Yatagan
    ELdO Eloge du Traitre
    Aramis Tuscany
    Puig Quorum
    Etro Vetiver...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Looks as though I have three choices : GGA (today's SOTD - I don't often wear this on Fridays); a sample of Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur, which I've not yet felt the need to try; and a sample of the...
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