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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Moods by Krizia
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Monogram by Ralph Lauren
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    Re: PDM Layton Exclusif what should I do ??

    Or...

    If you bought it and disliked it, I’m sure you could flip it in a swap pretty easily here on Basenotes.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Someone with great taste and a bit of a blind-buying issue :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hammer don’t hurt’em!!!

    Versus Uomo by Versace for me
  7. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    Rive Gauche, no sweat! There are a handful of fragrances that I can wear for 1 week +, this happens to be one.

    Others include:
    Vintage Armani Eau PH
    Coach Leatherware 01
    Vintage Azzaro PH ...
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    Actually, Entre Naranjos by Ramon Monegal is really solid. I enjoy the development but the initial 20-30 min are absolutely fantastic. I find that a spray to the shirt I’m wearing seems to allow the...
  9. Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    I sampled Loewe PH Special (Espesiale???) Sport Edition a couple of years ago and thought the grapefruit note was well paired with sea salt and woods. I never bought a bottle, but did enjoy the...
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    Re: Your Favorite Neroli Fragrances?

    1. Neroli by Elie Saab
    2. Castile by Penhaligon’s
    3. Mugler Cologne
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    Re: Anucci Man - worth a blind buy?

    If florals are your thing, you’d be hard-pressed to find something better st the price point. I find that it has a “freshly laundered linen vibe” in addition to the florals.

    I’d call it unisex...
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    Re: Guerlain : Vetiver :: ______ : Patchouli

    Nobile 1942’s Patchouli Nobile is my reference patchouli by a landslide.

    I actually get a solid dose from vintage Versace L’Homme, but it’s more of a complementary note.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pontaccio 21 by Gianfranco Ferre

    Great juice, and though a 1/2 notch beneath GFF for Man in my book, it’s a wonderful and easy wearing Italian spring/summer gem.
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    Re: How long would your collection last?

    Well beyond my lifetime and definitely well into my nephews’.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Canoe by Dana
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    Re: Advice on Starting a Collection (Beginner)

    Absolutely... Sound advice
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    Re: Gucci Rush for men clones?

    Sartorial by Pal Zileri is very similar, but Iíd recommend over spraying to get decent performance.

    Sorry, just read your entire opening statement and just realized I was being redundant... Oops!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Jubilation XXV
    Man is this stuff good.., Seemed like a good choice for a dreary Easter Sunday.
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    Re: Drydown similar to Amouage Dia Man

    Iíd say stick with Dia because Iíve never smelled anything thatís remotely close. As far as the perfumer goes, Iím not sure.
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    Re: Highwater pants

    I agree.

    I’m good with the tapered leg, but the cut at or just proximal to the lateral malleoli (bump on outside of ankle) looks unfinished to me.
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    Re: Your favorite Mancera?

    1. Black to Black
    2. Lemon Line
    3. Aoud Sandroses
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    Re: Is Cedrat Boise a safe blind buy?

    +100

    For the record, it smells nothing like Aventus... What I can say is that is has a similar playful yet versatile vibe. Personally, I think Aventus is a better scent from top to bottom.
    ...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    1. Sahara Noir by Tom Ford
    2. Jubilation XXV by Amouage
    3. Gucci PH I
    4. 2Man by CDG
    5. Vintage Body Kouros by YSL
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme (2003) Resurfaces !!!

    I trust Diddyís nose more than I trust my own....

    With that said, Iíll pass...

    The only fragrance that Iíve encountered that even comes close to GPH1 is CDGís 2Man. Iíd say itís about 80% there...
  25. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    Thanks for all the info everyone! It sounds like Silver may be in play for me :)
  26. Re: What is the best ultra least masculine masculine scent?

    +1, no doubt.

    Annuci for Men is nipping at its heels though...
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    Re: which of these 3 cheapies should i get?

    Honestly, I’d go Jacques Fath Pour L’Homme instead...

    Of the 3 you have listed, Rochas Man.
  28. Re: looking for a sweet fragrance with very good stamina.. (a stronger with you but with more hold..

    These should fit your criteria :)

    Jacques Fath Pour L’Homme
    Ambre Tabac by Josier
    Tobacco by Franck Boclet
    Tabac Rouge by Phaedon
    18.21 by Man Made
  29. Re: Name an house that is better than Dior, overall...

    Iíll tell ya what, Dior has one helluva lineup...

    But...

    I think Iíd take Hermes first, followed by Dior followed by Guerlain. The Hermessence line alone is killer, then add the likes of Bel...
  30. Re: Creed Viking, does it has any similarities with Fougere Royale by Houbigant?

    Nope.

    Different scents and both formidable in their own right.
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    Re: Need suggestions for a new work scent

    L’Occitane Homme is a brisk, squeaky-clean lavender. It’s fresh in that it is has a “fresh linen” feel to it. Pair it with the aftershave balm and you’ll get both better performance and more depth.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance that Smells Like Vanilla Beans

    I’ve never tried this, but have heard that this is a vanilla lover’s dream.

    A solid “cheapie” is Ted Lapidus Pour Lui. It basically smells like a semi-sweet fairly dry vanilla milk shake.
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    Re: Smart Casual scent for 60s man

    Yup and yup :)
    I own and truly enjoy both of these.

    Honestly, you can’t go wrong with Green Irish Tweed. Easily dressed up or down and a very “easy grab” anytime.

    Cade by L’Occitane may be...
  34. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    I hear ya, I basically found the same... I’m still wondering how this ended up in New England... At a Marshall’s no less!!!

    Once again, thank you for your reply!
  35. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    That’s it :)

    The light blue box in the back is the one that I saw. Are you familiar with it?

    Outside of Kipling, I’m not familiar with anything from this house.

    Thanks for the reply :)
  36. Re: Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    Hi Hednic,
    I appreciate the reply :)

    No, that isn’t it. It’s a light blue rectangular box.
  37. Weil Homme Blue EDP - Anyone familiar with this one?

    Hello all,

    I was browsing a local Marshallís and saw a 100ml bottle of Weil Homme Blue EDP. I did a little research and came up with very little... I saw that it was once available on Amazonís UK...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ungaro I

    Man, do I love this stuff! Such a shame it’s been discontinued...
  39. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia VS Dior Eau Sauvage edt. Best longevity?

    Vintage Eau Sauvage > ADP Colonia

    Current vs Current...

    ADP Colonia > Eau Sauvage

    Neither are longevity/silage monsters given their structure, so reapplying after 4-6 hours is probably your...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Tsar by VC&A
  41. Re: Is Rochas Possibly The House With The Most Consistent High Releases ?

    No doubt about it, the house has been consistent and is definitely underrated. I too really enjoy Eau de Rochas PH and reach for it often once summer hits.

    If I had to choose a designer house that...
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    Re: Talk me in or out of Fougre Royale

    It’s a solid fragrance, but I don’t consider it floral at all. As noted above, it’s a lightly spice Fougere.

    For a “green, masculine floral,” I’d look at Chanel No 19. Yes, it’s marketed to women,...
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    Re: Which Rose or Amber should I blind buy?

    I own the Elie Saab, abs though nice, it’s by no means a “reference amber.” It has a smoky-darkness about that is quite nice, but steers away from an amber centered fragrance.

    For a reference...
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    Re: Mens rose frags

    Actually, Vanilla Flash from the Tauerville line is a nice combo of vanilla, rose, tobacco and incense. It leans more masculine on me, but Iíve read othersí accounts who mention it taking a more...
  45. Re: Fellow Aventians, what are your other three most worn scents?

    Hmmm....

    My most frequently worn (but not necessarily my favorites) are:

    1. Rive Gauche (vintage... By a landslide)
    2. Eau du Sud by Goutal (vintage)
    3. Purple Label by RL

    Honorable...
  46. Re: Shopping for a new fragrance tonight, need suggestions

    Chanel Homme Edition Blanche is worth sampling.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage CK Eternity for me!
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    Re: Please pair a fragrance with this picture

    Iris de Nuit by Heeley resonates with me.
  49. Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    Hahaha!!!! Well played, Palm!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    L’Humaniste by Frapin.

    It just felt right on this sunny spring morning :)
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    Re: Mancera Lemon Line

    Completely agree.

    Lemon Line is a great option for the summer. I use this, Monsieur Balmain and Eau du Sud regularly as my summer ďlemons.Ē
  52. Re: Mugler's Ultra Zest Currently Selling at $165

    It’s not bad, but it isn’t worth more than retail. I don’t own it and definitely don’t see me adding it to my collection given what it’s going for now. When I sampled it a few years ago, I would have...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Pasha by Cartier.
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    Re: Some hot weather woods reccomendations

    Teak Wood by Gandini 1896 checks all of your boxes. It’s quite versatile, can be dressed up and down and wears well in all weather, Another that I like by DS & Durga is Bowmakers. I think it could be...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Awfully tough to top!

    For me, Vintage Eau du Sud by Goutal
  56. Re: What did everyone wear for St. Patrickís day?

    I, like yourself, wore Patrick. Clean, soapy green and one of my favorite “daily drivers.”
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Amouage Lyric Man.

    Clean, soapy rose that beckons spring :)
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Beautiful collection!

    Do you ever get an opportunity to wear the Patek Philippe 5296R-010 - Rose Gold Calatrava anniversary present from your son? Others that I’m sure get a few looks are the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vermeil Pour Homme
  60. Re: Spring/Summer recommendation for 25 year old

    +1. Versatility at its finest.

    I’d also look at Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Amouage Dia, Chanel Allure Pour Homme Edition Blanche, Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland and Rive Gauche by Yves St...
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    Re: Why is Calvin Klein hardly ever mentioned?

    I used to own a number of fragrances from the line up through the mid-to-late 90’s.

    Now, I only own the OG release “Calvin” and vintage iterations of Eternity, Obsession and Escape.

    I’ve tried...
  62. Re: Do Any Cologne Companies Make Grooming Products With Their Scents?

    Penhaligon’s has shave creams, aftershaves, body washes as well as razors.

    Royall also has a full line goodies.
  63. Re: Year round fragrance with a creamy sensual base

    Ambre Tabac by Daniel Josier
    Masculin Pluriel by MFK
    Jaipur by Boucheron
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    Re: Floris Suggestions

    I really enjoy 1962. It smells as though it could be a softer, more polished Italian Cypress.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    There’s no doubt about it, the chrome capped tall, triangular bottle you own is numero uno. Given it’s age, a layered wearing may be in order. Not necessarily the more contemporary release sprayed on...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Warmer Polo today. Much more tobacco than the Cosmair bottle that I own. Nice wear, especially on this chilly morning.
  67. Re: What Cologne Does Grant Hill Wear? NBA Broadcast Last Night.

    It ain’t the fragrance, it’s who’s wearing it...

    He could have been wearing British Sterling and wouldn’t have made a difference.

    We’re talking about Grant Hill... (And for what it’s worth, his...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Me too, brutha man! And yes, I share your sentiments; clean, green and tough to top!
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    Re: Mens rose frags

    3 that I really enjoy are:

    Vintage Azzaro Acteur
    Black to Black by Mancera
    Cartier D’Un Soir
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    Re: elegant perfumes for summer nights.

    Coach Leatherware 01
    L’Homme Sage by Divine
    Cedro di Toarmina by Acqua di Parma
    Teak Wood by Ghandini 1896
    Velvet Vetiver by Dolce and Gabbana
    Azzaro Pour Homme L’eau
    Copal Azur by Ardes de...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    VSOP by Paul Sebastian
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    Re: Suggestions for Summer colognes

    Eau du Sud by Goutal
    Allure Pour Homme Edition Blanche
    Monsieur Balmain (in cylindrical frosted bottle)
    Coach Leatherware 01 (discontinued but can be found)
    Capucci Pour Homme
    Tom Ford Grey...
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    Re: Best Rotting Flowers

    Vintage Zino smells like decaying roses.

    Vintage Salvador Dali smells like dank earth and has a heavy indolic presence.
  74. Re: Green Irish Tweed or Platinum …goÔste: If you could only choose one which would it be?

    GIT without a second thought.
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    Re: What is the best Roja Dove to own?

    Yessir...

    Yo Palm, can I borrow your crystal ball?

    Once again, sample, sample, sample.

    Body Chrmistry can heavily influence how a fragrance wears... There are some fragrances I really enjoy...
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    Re: What is the best Roja Dove to own?

    Sample...

    At RD’s price point, do you really want to blind buy? Body chemistry and personal taste are everything in the fragrance game... I’d spend the $50 on samples and then make an informed...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hahaha!!!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Crazy crack smokin’ Diddy is at it again!!!

    It is fantastic juice, but no need to put Ma Diddy on lock down!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Easy breezy, when you donít necessarily need to be ďchallenged,Ē but just want to smell good :)

    Gucci Ď76 for me today. Though I typically wear this primarily in the spring, todayís sun inspired...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Fendi Uomo circa 1988.

    Man, does this stuff pack a punch! I don’t reach for it often, but when I do, it never fails to please.
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    Re: Max $250 to spend....recommendations?

    $105 for 4.2oz is about as good as you’ll
    find. You may find it for $5-10 less, but $105 is in the ballpark.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Jean Desprez Versailles Pour Homme.

    They don’t make’em like this any more...
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    Re: Walmart/Nautica Scam?

    Volume...

    Walmart can charge less because they purchase large quantities of items for less. It isnít just Voyage, they charge less for nearly everything in their stores compared to other...
  84. Re: First time ordering from fragancenet, looks like they glued the plastic cellophane??

    If you’re in doubt, contact their customer service. It’s possible that this item was returned by another customer and opened from the bottom and resealed with a heat gun/iron or something of the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Coriolan by Guerlain.

    Great juice and criminally underrated!
  86. Re: Recommendations on choosing a new male scent...

    I’d suggest hitting different fragrance counters with your wife and you can pick a new scent out together. I think L’Occitane would be a solid place to start. Their fragrances are well done and well...
  87. Re: Versatile, Strong Projection, Modern, Wearable Recommendations

    Good call.

    Another to sample is Chanel’s Allure Homme Edition Blanche.
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    Re: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime

    I remember it being on the wordier side with lime being more in the background.
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    Re: Bath House Cuban Cedar & Lime

    Nice fragrance with poor longevity. Shame, because it’s a pleasant fragrance. If you’re willing to overapply or have a travel decant with you, you’ll
    likely enjoy it. I got about 4 hours with...
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    Re: Beach Hut Man vs. Bracken Man

    For green I’d go with Fougere Royale by Houbigant, Floris 1962, Patrick by Fragrances of Ireland, Sartorial by Penhaligon’s, vintage I-12 by Halston, vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme or vintage...
  91. Re: Versatile, Strong Projection, Modern, Wearable Recommendations

    Layton and Herod by Parfum de Marly
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    Re: Beach Hut Man vs. Bracken Man

    Honestly, neither.

    If forced to choose?
    Bracken
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Hello there Sir Marand!

    My impression is that if it’s made by Scaiapparelli and Pikenz and it says 80% on the bottom of the label, you’re good.

    This is the exact bottle that I own:
    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Arrogance Pour Homme.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    1. Vintage Bel Ami
    2. Vintage Paco Rabanne PH
    3. Sahara Noir by Tom Ford
    4. Vintage Gianfranco Ferre for Man
    5. Calvin by Calvin Klein ‘81

    Honorable mention: Polo Crest and Vintage Polo
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    Re: Modern spring/summer powerhouses?

    Vintage Eau de Rochas Pour Homme
    Xerjoff Nio
    Vintage Monsieur Balmain
    Lemon Line by Mancera

    +1 Chanel Homme Edition Blanche. Great call and well crafted juice.
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    Re: Super Bowl fragrance

    SOTE is disappointment... Crap game with crappier ending...

    Too bad The Saints got hosed... They would have shown up and given NE a run for their money.
  98. Poll: Re: Silly Poll Time: Bleu de Chanel EdT/EdP/Parfum vs. Egoiste

    Egoiste... No brainer...
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    Re: Is current Blue De Chanel a safe buy?

    The EDT is better for year-round use and can be dressed-up or worn casually, The EDP is going to be a bit too heavy for the summer months and is a more formal fragrance (In my opinion).

    If you’re...
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    Re: Is current Blue De Chanel a safe buy?

    Haha!!! Palm always puts a smile on my face ��!!!

    Honestly, all iterations are so accessible, just sample and choose the one you like best. For year-round use, I’d say that the EDT is the most...
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