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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, april 11, 2012

    Frapin 1270

    http://i0.data.elle.ro/4874083A981355B8295A5139098394698/frapin-1270-cutie.jpg
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    Re: Clean cut, professional and well groomed !?

    I think both the fragrance and ad for Tom Ford Grey Vetiver fit the bill when it comes to clean cut, professional and well groomed.
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    Anything similar to Creed Vetiver 48?

    I really can't believe Creed discontinued this one. Vetiver 48 is one of the best high-class fragrances out there in my opinion and should have remained in their collection forever.

    I'm wondering...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Creed Royal Oud

    http://www.creedboutique.com/135-279-thickbox/royal-oud.jpg
  5. Re: Need Suggestions: Night/bed-time, Soothing, Comforting, Relaxing Frag

    Van Cleef and Arpels Midnight in Paris is EXACTLY what you described. Definitely check it out.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 2, 2012

    Creed Aventus

    http://www.creedboutique.com/116-248-thickbox/creed-aventus.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 1, 2012

    Creed Sublime Vanille

    http://www.creedboutique.com/97-198-large/sublime-vanille.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 31, 2012

    Chanel Allure Homme Sport Eau Extreme

    http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/cms2export//Site1Files/P123550/P123550_LARGE.jpg
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    Poll: Re: How long does your bottle last?

    This is just too true, that's why decants are so great! (By the way, this guy does an awesome job with splits)
  10. Re: I did it again, I purchased a 4 ml sample of Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    Amber Absolute is a work of art with a perfect balance of amber and incense. Get it while you can though, as I believe it's been discontinued.
  11. Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood Private Blend Initial Review

    Order a sample of M7 asap if you like Oud Wood. I thought Oud Wood was good, but M7 has quickly become one of my all time favorites. Out of the vintage, reformulated, and Oud Absolu, my favorite is...
  12. Re: Next Purchase: Chanel Allure Homme or Terre D'Hermes?

    Hey OP, what did you end up buying? To throw in my two cents, the original Allure is one of my favorite fragrances and I would really recommend that one. Terre d'Hermes is nice but a little too...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 30, 2012

    Frapin 1270

    http://i0.data.elle.ro/4874083A981355B8295A5139098394698/frapin-1270-cutie.jpg
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    Re: (( attn: Basenoters ))

    Yeah I can understand your point, I've tried some fragrances that have a lot of hype and have ended up being huge disappointments to me as well. One fragrance might be a holy grail to someone but...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 29, 2012

    Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

    http://a248.g.akamai.net/7/248/8278/20081230035844/www.sephora.com/assets/dyn/product/P6322/P6322_hero.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 27, 2012

    L'Instant de Guerlain Extreme

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.11570.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 26, 2012

    Creed Aventus

    http://www.creedboutique.com/116-248-large/creed-aventus.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Creed Sublime Vanille

    http://www.creedboutique.com/97-198-large/sublime-vanille.jpg
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    Re: Virgin Island Water. Is it still worth it?

    Yes, it's definitely worth it! It is a happy scent as has been mentioned and I like it quite a bit.
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    Re: L'Eau D'Issey pour Homme vs Chrome Azzaro

    I'd go with L'Eau D'Issey over Chrome personally, but they both have incredible longevity for aquatic fragrances so you can't really go wrong here.
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    Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille & Noir De Noir

    Whew, TV on its own is pretty powerful in my opinion. Has anyone tried this combination?
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    Re: CHANEL allure homme sport EXTREME

    I didn't know they changed Dior Homme Sport as well, what's it like?
  23. Re: NEW: Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme "Living Stromboli"

    Cool, I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one as the original Light Blue wasn't too bad actually. It's a shame they didn't go with Light Blue SPORT :D
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    Re: Impulse Buy - Creed - What do you think?

    This seemed a little strange to me as well. If that was possible I would have bought that last Vetiver 48 tester at my local Neimans :(
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    Re: What smells closest to a doughnut shop ?

    I've really got to give Jeux de Peau a try as it seems like something I'd really enjoy. As far as recommendations from me, I'd say New Haarlem or Tonka Imperiale.
  26. Re: Prada Infusion D'homme possibly discontinuance on the horizon?!?!?!?

    That's really too bad if it is true, it is a nice fragrance. They only have three men's fragrances in total so I guess they're putting a lot of hope in the Amber brothers.
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    Re: Spring Break @ The Beach! Recommendations?

    I'd say Allure Home Sport for the daytime and Aventus for the evening/night.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 24, 2012

    Yves Saint Laurent M7 (Vintage)

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/SKU/big/905M.jpg
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    Re: Best male amber scent

    I really enjoy Tom Ford Amber Absolute, it has a fantastic balance of incense and amber. Try Profumum Ambra Aurea if you want just a pure amber.
  30. Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    Wow, this is great news! I can't wait to find out what's coming up, especially for the designer men's release.

    However, I am pretty disappointed in the fact that the unsuccessful private blends...
  31. Re: Is it necessary to take a fragrance holiday occasionally...

    This is how I feel as well, fragrance is something that can make you feel like you're in a different place or comfort you wherever you are. Wearing a fragrance makes the day that much better in my...
  32. Re: Bond no. 9: new harlem or i love ny for all?

    New Haarlem is one of the best gourmands out there, so I'd go with that one.
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    I've got to go with the whole Blu Mediterraneo line from Acqua di Parma. They look like something you can find at a local drugstore:

    http://www.muzioprofumi.it/images/products/normal_82.jpg

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, March 22, 2012

    Yves Saint Laurent M7

    http://www.fragrancegallery.com.au/images/uploads/m7-men.jpg
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    Re: Le Male "clones"

    Give Amouage Reflection Man a try as well as Xerjoff Oesel. Both are niche versions of Le Male in my opinion.
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    Re: SOTD; Wednesday, March 21, 2012

    Creed Green Irish Tweed

    http://www.creedboutique.com/50-139-large/creed-green-irish-tweed.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Yves Saint Laurent M7

    http://www.fragrancegallery.com.au/images/uploads/m7-men.jpg
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    Re: Riverside Drive vs. Invasion Barbare

    I prefer Riverside Drive by quite a bit, seeing as though it's one of my favorite Bonds. I had high hopes for Invasion Barbare but to me it just smelled like carbonated water.
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    Re: Acier Aluminum

    It is a REALLY unique fragrance and I can't think of anything that smells like it. I prefer other Creeds to it though.
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    Re: The Journey: Green, Bitter and Animalic

    I though Vetiver Extraordinaire might be the perfect fragrance to fit this description, but I see that it unfortunately didn't work for you. Very impressive search though, good luck finding what...
  41. Poll: Re: Tonka Imperiale vs Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Tonka Imperiale is a smoother and more enjoyable fragrance for me.

    SDV has far too many harsh spices that distract me from the vanilla in it, which is very high quality. If anyone else has the...
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    Re: Avignon, it could have been so good...

    I think Avignon is very nice, but if you're looking for a comparable Catholic Church incense give Heeley Cardinal a try.
  43. Re: Sales tactics I've noticed in some privately-owned fragrance shops

    Yeah, I've been a victim of these sales tactics as well, but thank goodness I've never made a purchase. The names of these fragrances are hilarious by the way (10 Billion? 313 Men? :grin:)
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    Re: I don't like tonka...

    For the most part I enjoy fragrances that have tonka bean in them. That being said, I haven't tried the essential oil form of it so I guess I can't be 100% sure.
  45. Re: Andy Tauer L'Air Du Desert Marocain Initial Review

    I'm not much of a fan of this one either. It is a high quality fragrance but there is just too much piercing incense for me.
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    Re: Mix of the day - Le Male + Kouros :)

    Wow, this is always an interesting topic to me even though I've never tried it myself. Let us know if you find any other good combinations.
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    Re: Sport perfume flood continues...

    This is getting pretty sad. It's as if each of these fragrance houses are going through a mid-life crisis trying to appeal to young consumers.
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    I've got to go with Green Irish Tweed on this one, one of the greatest of all time.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 17, 2012

    Comme des Garçons Wonderwood

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/21622.jpg
  50. Re: Coffee scents? Not very sweet and something that lasts, suggestions?

    Try these from Bond No. 9:

    New Haarlem
    I Love New York for All
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    Re: Your favorite soapy frags ?!?

    I'd say Creed Original Vetiver and Creed Original Cologne.
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    Re: Steam clean, white and dressy

    Give these ones a try:

    Le Labo Gaiac 10
    Creed Original Cologne (or its new name, Pure White Cologne)
    Prada Infusion d'Homme
  53. Re: Putting the M7 vs. M7 Oud Absolu debate to rest for good + my newest giveaway!

    That's very nice of you to do, spcmiller. I'm really looking forward to the results on this one, my guess is the vintage M7 will win.
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    Re: Mona di Orio - Vanille

    I have a sample of this but I haven't gotten around to testing it out yet. I really enjoy vanilla fragrances and it definitely sounds complex and well done.
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    Re: Fragrance For A Formal Event

    From your wardrobe I'd go with one of your Tom Fords. Grey Vetiver or Italian Cypress would be my top picks.
  56. Re: Best office fragrance for men in 30s and 40s

    I'd say either Grey Vetiver or Green Irish Tweed, both high quality office scents.
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    Re: The more I sample from Bond9...

    The point about the EDP strength of Bond scents is what I think makes them worthwhile. Some of them may smell similar to Creed but when it comes to longevity and projection, Bond wins every time.
  58. Thread: Bond No. 9

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    Re: Bond No. 9

    I'm sure there are a few that you'd like from the line if you spend some more time with them. I agree that they are too expensive, but then again most niche fragrances are. Did you try Riverside...
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    Re: Aventus in 17 oz. now !!??

    Wow, great news for splitters. This size and pricepoint per oz makes it about the same price as some designer fragrances.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black

    I agree. I do like Bulgari Black but I think Midnight in Paris is more complex. Another one that is comparable is V&R Spicebomb, but it is probably my least favorite of the three.
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    Re: SOTD; Friday, March 16, 2012

    Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    http://exparfum.ru/img/tom_ford_amber_absolute.jpg
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès vs Terre d'Hermès Parfum

    The EDP is a little too strong and peppery for me, so I'd prefer the EDT.
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    Re: Spring 2012 scents!

    My decant of Jardin d'Amalfi is probably going to get a lot of use, along with Green Irish Tweed and Allure Homme.
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    Re: Puredistance/M -or- Musc Ravageur

    Got to go with Musc Ravageur on this one.
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    Re: jean paul gaultier - la male

    I think it's well done and I always give it a try when I see it in a department store. That being said, I can never fully decide if it's worth a full bottle. Maybe one day.
  66. Re: Looking for opinions on Ambre Narguile by Hermes

    It's an excellent gourmand that smells so much like apple pie it's unbelievable. However, to my nose it is far too sweet and would be hard to wear if I did own a bottle.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree was actually the only fragrance I had for a while before I really got into the hobby. It's really good stuff. I'd like to try the original but it seems impossible to...
  68. Re: Gucci Pour Homme 2: A poor man's Tea for Two?

    I don't own either, but I have tried both and I prefer Gucci Pour Homme II. I know the thread title is a figure of speech but it's a bit of a stretch to classify someone wearing a Gucci fragrance as...
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    Re: SOTD; Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Pure Malt

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=12466&d=1330877019
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    Re: Kenzo Power Cologne: Opinions?

    I'd like to give the Cologne version a try, it seems pretty good. I do like the original but it is pretty difficult to pull off.
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    Re: Not faked? - M7 Oud Absolu

    After testing out Oud Absolu, I believe it is YSL who are distributing this as a counterfeit M7. Therefore, each bottle of OA is inherently a fake.
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    Re: Mugler Cologne Appreciation Thread :)

    Mugler Cologne is VERY similar to Original Vetiver, however given the choice I'd go with OV.
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    Re: Story of Creed Aventus

    The story is kind of interesting, but I think it exists primarily for sales associates to "wow" their customers.
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    Re: PH for LIDGE?

    LIDGE is a masterpiece, so my vote is to do the swap. However, that PH (Pure Havane?) could land you a few hundred dollars in a couple years on ebay...
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    Re: Who here hates A Men but owns it anyway?

    I have an official sample that will last me quite a while, mostly because I never use it. Maybe it will grow on me though, because I do enjoy gourmands.
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    Re: Do you like ANY sport fragrances ?

    I'd have to go with Chanel Allure Homme Sport.
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    Poll: Re: Vote for the No1 king

    Hmm...None of the above?
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    Re: Match the Creed to the Season

    Great thread idea!

    Spring: Jardin d'Amalfi
    Summer: Millesime Imperial
    Fall: Aventus
    Winter: Silver Mountain Water
    All Season: Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: NICHE gourmands

    Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    Frapin 1270
    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    Diptyque Eau Duelle
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Bond No. 9 I Love New York for All
    Hermes Ambre...
  80. Re: is it worth buying big bottles? (i.e. 6.7 oz)

    That's just too much juice, even thought the price per ml is the best value. The longer I've been in this hobby, the more I realize that the best thing to do is buy decants of fragrances you really...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

    Silver Mountain Water

    http://www.creedboutique.com/28-98-thickbox/creed-silver-mountain-water.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Should I get Pure Shot or Cuba Cactus?

    I haven't smelled either, but I would go with Pure Shot.
  83. Re: Take A*Men and remove the chocolate note and add a dose of orange note and you got Terre D'Herme

    I don't really see the similarity, but to each their own.
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    Re: polo explorer vs. carolina herrera 212 men

    I'd go with 212.

    I haven't seen Polo Explorer in a while, has it been discontinued?
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    Re: so far all i have is creeds

    If all you have is Creeds, you're doing just fine. It's my favorite house as well.
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    Re: New bottles - Blu Mediterraneo

    Wow those bottles are amazing. This actually makes me want to try out the Blu Mediterraneo line, which I had essentially ignored because of the old bottle design. Well done, Acqua di Parma.
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    Re: Burberry Brit

    I agree with this assessment. However, if wearing it makes you happy then wear it!
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    Re: Charlie Sheen

    Awesome post!
  89. Re: Will Pure Shot eventually be a pure malt, havane and coffee?

    Pure Coffee, Pure Malt, and Pure Havane were all popular and discontinued. Pure Shot so far has been huge disappointment. This leads me to believe that Pure Shot will remain a mainstay in the Thierry...
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    Re: Best animalic perfumes for a guy?

    Musc Ravageur is the only animalic fragrance I would recommend to anyone that isn't offensive.
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    M7 is one of the few fragrances that really does leave me impressed each time I sample it. A true masterpiece.
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    Re: Chanel allure homme sport

    Hmm, it is very nice but I find it kind of linear. Can't go wrong with Chanel though.
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    Re: ysl kouros or l'homme/ l'homme libre

    L'Homme BY FAR! One of my favorite fragrances!
  94. Re: What fragrance is on the verge of being discontinue? Going extinct...

    Thanks for making a thread like this, I think it should be an official thread to keep people informed of what may be on the verge of being discontinued. If there are people who are closely involved...
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    Re: So, is it too obvious?

    That would seem like what would happen to those of us on basenotes, but I'd say maybe less than .001% of the world's population will be wearing GIT on St. Patrick's day. I'm pretty sure you'll more...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    Creed Royal Oud

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/royaloud.jpg
  97. Re: Best sea salt / oceanic salty fragrances for men?

    I've got to say the three that best do this are Creed MI, Creed Erolfa, and Heeley Sel Marin. However, I only enjoy MI from this list.
  98. Re: A spring garden of fragrance - please add your suggestions

    These two are pretty pricey but are PERFECT for spring:

    Creed Jardin d'Amalfi
    Xerjoff Nio
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    Re: What' s your top 5 marine scents?

    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Erolfa
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    Re: colognes like smw and millesime imperial?

    Like people have already said, check out Sean John's collection and you might find some good alternatives. Better yet, go to heperd and get the real thing for $66 for 50ml each!!!
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