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    Re: Creed Baie de Genievre vs Bois du Portugal

    I loved BdP immediately and was less than impressed with BdG. However, for some reason, I purchased both and I now prefer BdP by a nudge.
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    Re: It Finally Arrived!

    Amazing! Glad to see it's now in possession.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 28, 2011

    Clive Christian "C"
    Sampling. Enjoying thoroughly. Debating a buy.
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    Re: Honour by Amouage - New Fragrance!

    The samples just arrived from Amouage, Ltd in this afternoon's mail. SoS is right on, this is something new. And it is wonderful.
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    Re: Best fragrance for this summer

    As the Middle East has its own interpretations on fragrances, I'd wait until there, sniff around and purchase at that time. The memories will be well worth it eh? And, you may wind up with...
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    Re: Honour by Amouage - New Fragrance!

    Both are on their way for free.

    Will let people know in my rudimentary way what I think with some possible input from the lovely Mrs. J. as well. I am intrigued to say the least.

    To be...
  7. Re: What Five Fragrances Should Be Avoided Like The Plague

    Jr. High is out for the summer I see.
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    Re: Amouage Honor

    It didn't, no worries. I'd not noticed Amouage used Anglicized spelling so my thanks. Editing did not allow to change the title. As to Amouage, with experience you'll become a fan.
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    Re: Amouage Honor

    Good catch, thanks.
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    Amouage Honour

    Thanks to a drawing, we have a set of Honour Man/Woman samples headed our way. As I like pepper anyway, I'm excited to try it out!


    Edit: Thanks to those helping edit spelling air-uhz. ...
  11. Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    I don't know about best but Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Cologne pour le Soir is a great rose scent. The spring wild roses are just beginning to bloom in the PacNW, those little light purple ones...
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    Re: What award would you give Bleu de CHanel.

    The Excellence of Income award.

    But not any others.
  13. Re: What fragrance would you wear on a rainy day?

    Pacific Northwest rainy days tend to be in the 30's, 40's, and 50's meaning there is enough fireplace smoke in the air making Amouage' Memoir Man an excellent choice. Epic also is.

    +1 on Back...
  14. Re: The single best hot weather, high humidity summer scent.

    I live in the Pacific Northwest; these conditions never happen.


    But, Absolute pour le Matin shines.
  15. Re: 5 spring/summer niche frags ( no spicy orientals please )

    Absolute pour le Matin by MFK. I think the per use cost is less than the Cologne variant due to strength and longevity.

    Aventus by Creed

    And my oddity: A 50/50 wet spray mix of Green...
  16. Re: Cologne Pour le Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    ...and I now own APLM. Prada is excellent, but MFK rises far above IMHO too.
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    Re: Amouage Reflection

    I loathed my sample at first, but it grew and grew on me. After my third samping I did a FBP and haven't looked back. However, I did thoroughly enjoy Le Male in the 1990's and enjoy MFK's Cologne...
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    Re: Rate these creeds longevity

    BdP 6 hours, then ambergris only for 2-4 hours more
    GIT 4-5 hours, then ambergris only for 6-8 hours more
    AA 6 hours or so
    MI 1-2 hours total irrespective of sprays, weather, or...
  19. Poll: Re: If you could receive only one free full bottle Amouage men's fragrance, which one would you take

    I almost went with Ceil as I don't have it and it's on the buy list for summer. However, the debate was between Memoir and Jube XXV based on which bottle I'll run out of first and that would be...
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    Re: "You smell like a wh*re"

    Let's see: Your friend is comfortable enough with you she blurts deprecatory curses to your face. Your friend is female. That means she was also amazed and jealous. Perhaps begin educating her...
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    Re: The most over priced house !

    When the words 'cost' and 'price' are the focus the equation, the consumer has publicly confessed the goods or services are out of their realm, reach, or more likely their want. When something has...
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    Re: Is fragrance bad for your health?

    The eccentric diet habits and personal insecurities inherent with being a gym junkie are far more dangerous than any fragrance on the market ever thought of being, and I don't say that in light tone....
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    Poll: Re: Which of these do you recommend?

    Budget?

    Creed BdP, Amouage Memoir Man. It might wither some here, but Bois du Portugal is my favorite scent for blue jeans days and Memoir Man works for virtually every cold weather...
  24. Re: Have You Listed In Your Wardrobe All Your Samples/minis/Decants?

    Nope. It's apparent I'm a parent. There are far better ways to invest my time.

    And, BN hasn't about 1/2 my samples even listed making a Wardrobe list impossible and yes, they are readily...
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    Re: Today i bought : April 2011

    In preparation for summer this:

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/49820.jpg


    And for the lovely Mrs. J. because she is lovely, this:

    ...
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    Re: Why do you wear fragrance?

    Because dignity matters.
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    Re: Fragrance that gets better as you sweat?

    Memoir Man. The smokiness aspect of it is more intense with body heat. I work layered in personal protective equipment and sweat hard all day long so I'd consider that a similar environment to a...
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    Re: My unboxing of Amouage Reflection!

    I love the stuff as does my little son who asks for it by name fairly frequently. Welcome to the world of Reflection owners!
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    Re: I need a relaxing fragrance, help basenotes

    I routinely pull 13 hour days with 9 of them being in surgery so soothing fragrances are a healthy part of my evening routine. My favorites are: Amouage Reflection Man, D&G The One after their...
  30. Re: Best fragrance house to build a collection from

    Amouage
    MFK


    However, you'd better cancel your cell phone plan to afford the collection.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/49820.jpg

    The first sunny day after 30 days straight of heavy rain. Mmmmmm!
  32. Re: Cologne Pour le Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    I own the Prada because MFK's fragrance did not exist at the time. I was sent generous samples of APLM and CPLM and would agree with your sentiment. APLM is one of my two purchases scheduled...
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    Re: Bet this has never been asked before...

    This dentist would have enjoyed whatever you wore; it's a refreshing change from the dirty feet and sweaty butt aroma we get wafting off most men. Thanks, on behalf of the profession, for your...
  34. Re: I have to admit, Amouage makes quality fragrances

    I have yet to have an application of any Amouage behave exactly the same twice. Similar? Yes. The same? Never. The air in the PacNW changes aroma quite frequently and likely has something to do...
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    Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    Enough that adequate shelving becomes a concern.
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    Re: What is similiar to Amouage Epic Man?

    DULLAH: With Epic, I get a pretty strong used engine oil smell if I apply 5-ish or more sprays. With just a couple, however, it's a different animal to my nose. What have you noticed?
    ...
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    Re: Amouage good in the summer months ?

    I've specifically saved my Ceil samples for hot weather, which in the PacNW happens briefly in April (90+) and then disappears until August/September.

    Thanks to each for the input here; it...
  38. Re: What is the official fragrance of a young professional?

    Having once been a young professional, one is so broke from schooling that one is happy simply to smell clean. Likely the aroma will be the smell of a 99 cent bottle of Suave Shampoo on a usual day...
  39. Re: HELP- Soothing/strong scent for a stressed man

    Old Spice
    The One
    Reflection Man
    Memoir Man
    Cologne pour le Soir
  40. Thread: Opus V...

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Opus V...

    Tentative release date in the U.S. would be approximately when?

    Thanks again.
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation 25: suitable for men?

    Mrs. J. liked 25 when she tested it but she's a tricky one when it comes to measuring enthusiasm levels so it has yet to arrive in her collection. I liked it too on her, not on myself, and prefer...
  42. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Amouage Opus IV.

    I'd tested it's longevity on my skin and on my winter's heavy sweater to get a feel for it. Being the PacNW has the climate it does, the sweater got hung up in early...
  43. Thread: Opus V...

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Opus V...

    This one could be one of the greats couldn't it.
  44. Re: Does it really cost $100+ to make a bottle creed/bond?

    Amouage Opus V, heavy on orris. Pricey.
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    Re: Found My Holy Grail!

    It's one of my indispensables.
  46. Re: Does it really cost $100+ to make a bottle creed/bond?

    Helpful advice about life: Those who focus on cost typically lose much of the delightful value of life. There is a business truism those of us who want to become successful in business follow:...
  47. Re: Proposed ban on Personal fragrances in Portland city offices

    They claim it is not a ban, it's just an elimination of products that are used for the sole purpose of emitting aroma plus it officially allows one to come to the boss if they have a fragrance...
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    Re: Your Favourite Amouage Fragrance

    My list as of now given the 45 degree, cloudy, rainy, windy climate we live in in the PacNW:

    Reflection Man
    Dia Man
    Memoir Man
    Epic Man
    Opus II
    Opus IV (tie)
    Jubilation XXV (tie)
    Silver Man
  49. Thread: Top 5 Creeds

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Top 5 Creeds

    I only have 6 Creeds total. Bois du Portugal sits on top of the entire heap, but the others are down the list a ways.
  50. Re: Proposed ban on Personal fragrances in Portland city offices

    This. As do I for the very same reason, minor exceptions granted.

    However.....the rest is nuts.

    I've contacted Dan Satzman of PDX City Council, Mary Volm who ran for City Council and came in...
  51. Re: Proposed ban on Personal fragrances in Portland city offices

    What??? Doesn't your typical Portlander smell strongly of old rancid natural hair oils, unwashed underarms, clothes suffering from too many wearings, and a mix of KY and BM? Would this include...
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    Re: You can only keep 5 from your collection..

    Amouage Reflection (Le Male was all I had for nearly a decade besides Old Spice), Dia, Epic, Memoir, Creed Bois du Portugal.

    But I'd hide a bunch of others in my sock drawer.
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    Re: Amouage Dia man. Season?

    In Oslo, all year would be perfectly fine. In the PacNW, I think the same is true. Day. Night. 1st degree of morning's twilight, whatever. Reason to wear it? Any. Even my gradeschool...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed - or - Aventus?

    There is no doubt how much the more fair gender likes Aventus! As a pear shaped, graying, middle aged guy with glasses, ladies ask what I'm wearing and they're most pleased so you know it's good. ...
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    Re: MFK Cologne or Absolue

    I own both so here is what I've found for myself, your mileage may vary.

    Cologne pour le Soir is easily the more wearable of the two fragrances. It is designed for evening and night but,...
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    Re: Top 10 Niche List

    Amouge Dia
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Amouage Epic Man
    Amouage Reflection Man
    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Creed Aventus
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolute pour le Soir
    Maison...
  57. Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    I'm planning on eating Adoba tomorrow night with fresh corn tortillas. Hopefully no one in the restaurant will be too worried when there is this patron carefully and contemplatingly sniffing them. ...
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    ^^^^^
    Nice.

    We went for a 3 mile urban walk one cold, rainy PacNW day along Salmon Creek and a number of the homes in the area were burning various hardwoods in their fireplaces. The dampness...
  59. Re: Does CREED pay people to write positive things about CREED products?

    'Chip on the shoulder' type threads? If not, it's smelling somewhat like it.

    Not impressed one bit. Not one.
  60. Re: Is it just me, or does Amouage Reflection for Men smells like Le Male mixed with Corn Tortillas.

    Nope.
  61. Re: The Bad News: another Creed thread. The Good News: it contains answers.

    I'll completely back you up, PM, regarding the frag changing. If anything, it's more intense. I would consider that a very very good thing.
  62. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Creed product purchase from fragrancenet experience...Please help

    My 4.2oz bottle was purchased from FragranceNet, smells every bit as good as my sample which came later from Creedboutique dot com, and has an authentic lot number with a manufacture date of 2009. ...
  63. Re: Guys, if you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    Seriously? Palmolive. That or dryer sheets. A bit of work around the house is the number one route to ''privileges''. Dia would accompany but only on the back and adequately dried down.
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    Re: I Wish We Talked Less About Creed

    I keep checking the threads out because neither Creed nor Basenotes have informed me what George Washington wore while crossing a very famous river, nor have they alluded to which blueblood family I...
  65. Re: The Bad News: another Creed thread. The Good News: it contains answers.

    How very interesting. I'd parked my bottle a few months back due to exploring more wintery fragrances. The other day I just shot Aventus into the air and thought to myself ''I like this better...
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    Re: The Odyssey, now in the Amouage Library

    Edit: As the note was from Christopher Chong himself on his Facebook page, the information is good. (wise,nodding, & smiling thumbsup emoticon inserted here)

    My guess is that the fragrance will...
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    My 2.5 oz bottles start with a ''C'', fwiw.
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    As is mine. Purchased from FragranceNet dot com. Nice to know its a genuine bottle.
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    Re: The Odyssey, now in the Amouage Library

    Yes. It's a floral, woody oud. Iris and agarwood.
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    The Odyssey, now in the Amouage Library

    Perhaps this is old news, but Jacques Cavallier, perfumer for L'eau d'Issey, is the collaborating nose behind Opus V.

    I find the multifocal pun Amouage have pulled off rather clever.
  71. Re: My thoughts on my wardrobe / What's next?

    Apologies, I did not see you were in Oz. Welcome to Basenotes, btw.

    Hopefully samples of each are as easy to obtain there as they are in the US. As pricey as they are, blind buying is...
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    Re: Eny "gap" in my collection?

    Long live the Norwegians! Uffa meg! Don't worry about him. Tell him a bit about Kongetinn, hardanger, or lefse and he'll be aching to grow culturally.
    Given your nose and how quite a few...
  73. Re: My thoughts on my wardrobe / What's next?

    Since the warmer weather is soon due, one could think about Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Cologne pour le Matin (or in Absolute form if preferred) and Amouage Ceil.
  74. Re: If you could have one super-popular male frag in your wardrobe, what would it be?

    The Financial Times Weekend edition list the current super populars as: Bang, The One Gentleman, Bleu de Chanel (which has now given Chanel 10% of the total market), Polo Pony, Colonia Assenza,...
  75. Thread: Pure Havane

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Pure Havane

    Thanks. Will drop in for a sniff.
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    Correction: BdP box: A3008F04. And the ''21'' is confirmed on Baie de Genievre.
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    My 75ml bottle of Baie de Genievre is: CA21Z05 IIRC it was purchased at Parfumsraffy. CA=California in this case?
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    Re: Creed lot numbers...SOLVED!

    My 75ml bottle of BdP purchased from Creedboutique has no serial number at all, nor was it on the box which I still have.
  79. Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    Two steps shy of 45, accused by the insecure as decidedly not mature

    1. Bois du Portugal
    2. Reflection Man
    3. Cologne pour le Soir

    Honorable Mention: Epic Man, Memoir Man, Opus II, Dia...
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    Re: My SOTD Amouage Epic Review

    This.

    I'm not getting quite the longevity nor am I getting the negatives mentioned in the thread.
  81. Re: Amouage Reflection and Ciel being discontinued

    OK....from the horse's mouth:

    "Rumours rumours and they are only rumours. Reflection and Ciel are here to stay!" Christopher Chong, this morning after a long flight to Heathrow.
  82. Re: Amouage Reflection and Ciel being discontinued

    I could ask Christopher but as busy as he is I don't want to disturb. He may not be allowed to say either.




    Edit for the post below: Christopher Chong, Creative Director of Amouage.
  83. Thread: Tony Stark

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Tony Stark

    Epic. Huge engine oil accord if applied heavily during the first 20-30 minutes and worn indoors. It's partly why I like it so much.
  84. Thread: Tony Stark

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Tony Stark

    I think he'd wear Havoline 10W-40. He likes his machines.
    Either that or a few different Amouage.
  85. Re: I finally received my Amouage mini set (6), and here's my initial review

    Oh dear, if they were sampled together that would be pain and disappointment. Amouage really need multiple wearings separate from each other and should be explored over the length of their...
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    Re: Amouage Dia vs Amouage Memoir

    PM me in a month or two. I'm just getting introduced to Dia as of today and have had Memoir Man since its US release. They are two intelligent yet decidedly different takes on dignity.
  87. Re: Amouage Memoir or Jubilation XXV? Help me decide.

    That's a bummer for you.

    Mrs. J. showed up at our office at 10:30 today wearing Jubilation XXV. Given her schedule today she would have had to apply at approx 7:30-8:00 am. She still smelled...
  88. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    I actually prefer AplS to CplS in terms of everything except versatility. And because of that, I used AplS 5-10 times in the last quarter of 2010 and CplS 15-20. Perhaps I'm one of those guys...
  89. Re: Amouage Memoir or Jubilation XXV? Help me decide.

    We own Jube XXV, Memoir, and IV and I think Memoir is the most versatile of the 3. Exercises in elegance and sophistication yes, but still versatile. Like you, I prefer Jubilation XXV by a nudge...
  90. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    CplS was my most used fragrance of the last quarter of 2010.
  91. Thread: Dear BNoters

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Dear BNoters

    Congratulations. Those who can handle 5 can handle 7 years. Those who can handle 7 can handle the rest. And some CC makes it that much better. Woot!
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    Re: Creed vs Amouage

    Very.

    It is designed more for evening wear 12 months of the year but it is also acceptable for daytime use.
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    Re: You gotta be kidding, Creed!

    Whether or not a reply will be forthcoming depends on Napoleon's mood.
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    Re: Creed vs Amouage

    Since this is price independent, a great recommendation would be to purchase several samples of each and enjoy the explore. Asking a friend or two who tells you straight up what they think would...
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    Re: You gotta be kidding, Creed!

    So did he like it, problems with the GoodenDog OussguhtsEyeschnett stuff aside?
  96. Re: I just purchased the Amouage Mini Sample set of 6 (Blind Buy)

    In terms of ownership, Amouage are our #1 house. Mrs. J. is crazy about some of them, I'm crazy about others. We're sure you'll find something enjoyable in your sample pack.

    One word, however....
  97. Thread: Dear BNoters

    by Daryl J.
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    Re: Dear BNoters

    Even if you loathed it a gift like that is best kept and frequently used. A bride like that is hard to find. Very hard to find; feelings are feelings, gifts are gifts, and treasures are...
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    Re: What Would You Wear When...

    Memoir Man, all 4 settings.
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    Re: Amouage Memoir Man: Initial Impressions

    It's no fluke. But that is just my opinion. A correct one, but still only my opinion. :-)
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    Re: Fragrances that you wear to bed?

    Reflection Man, The One, L'Nuit d'L'Homme, Cologne pour le Soir, and sometimes Epic Man or Memoir Man. My bed smells like Epic.
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