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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 25, 2014

    Rive Gauche, vintage

    Still smelling it after a good 10 hours!!
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Replacement 120ml of Creed Millesime Imperial
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 12, 2014

    Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 12, 2014

    Nice one!!

    Geranium Pour Monsieur for me today
  5. Poll: Re: Amouage question... Epic, Jubilation or Interlude?!

    Epic for me too. Nothing wrong with the others though, just rate Epic much higher than the rest.
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    According to my wardrobe, it's Aventus. But dig deeper and you'll see that since disowning Terre d' Hermes EdT, that would be my most worn.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 5, 2014

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    Re: Top five vanilla scents

    Diptyque Eau Duelle is one that I would say is in the top five for me too.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 4, 2014

    Another Malle/Ropion legendary scent:


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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    Fantastic - thanks for the links, lpp!!
    Just had a really interesting read of the lot. And I agree with Persolaise that one spritz of the lady is all that is needed. Any more really does get to...
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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    Tried my bottle and have to say it is probably stronger than the sample that I own. Strong smell right from the top, just after lifting the cap, without even spraying! Put one spritz and the whole...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

    My eyes are still blinking!!!
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Most excellent choices, gentlemen!!
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    Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    I don't "collect" as such either. What I own is what I use (I have a strict definition of what I mean by "use"). Some fragrances I will go through and never buy them again; others I will sell right...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 3, 2014

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  16. Re: Anyone tried Nero Incenso by Farmacia SS Annunziata?

    I can change that - no worries!!

    Unfortunately, I can't change each and every reply though which carries the typo right the way through, but at least it will be correct now so people in future...
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    Re: MALLE`s... PORTRAIT OF A LADY

    I just got an almost full bottle - it got delivered today. I still have my sample purchased here in the UK and will try to do a side-by-side when I get a moment to myself. I'll report back here of...
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    I have owned all of them at some point in time, but right now I only have POAL.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 2, 2014

    Rive Gauche, vintage
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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Mine would have to be, in order of preference:

    1. Portrait of a Lady
    2. Serge Lutens Sa Majesté la Rose
    3. Indonesian Oud
    4. Van Cleef & Arpels Rose Velours
    5. Amouage Lyric Woman

    Don't own...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 1, 2014

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    Starting off September with a really autumn-themed scent for me...
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Well done!!! Another favourite of my wife's. Wouldn't wear it myself but love it a lot.

    Mr Ropion, what have you done to us!!!!
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    Re: Good Fragrance For All year long !! Also Winter

    Was going to suggest Terre d' Hermes in the Parfum strength too. Good to have in any man's wardrobe.
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

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  25. Re: What's your favourite oriental in the heat and humidity?

    For me Amouage's Epic Man fits the bill perfectly in all sorts of weather. I actually find that I enjoy it just as much in the summer heat.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

    A legendary scent to say the least!!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

    Love the parfum's travel bottle & refill size! Pure class from Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

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  29. Thread: MiP discontinued

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    Re: MiP discontinued

    Still available on quite a few (UK) online stores...
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    Re: Vintage Monsieur de Givenchy?

    Quick Google search resulted in this very informative blog post on this iconic scent. Wish I could somehow get my hands on the true vintage - they don't make 'em like they used to!!
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  31. Thread: MiP discontinued

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    Re: MiP discontinued

    I'm with JH here.... what is the source for this info?
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    Re: upgrade fragrance... OUD

    +1 on both of the above.
    Amouage Epic Man would be on my shortlist too...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Terre d' Hermes Parfum
  35. Re: What's the most prominent note you detect from Creed's Original Vetiver?

    It depends when you are making this test...

    For me, I get a lot of citrus in the opening, but can't help notice the nutmeg and ginger. That's really quite strong at the top but very nicely...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Vintage Rive Gauche
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    Re: Cheaper alternatives to Portrait of a Lady

    I too think your best bet is to get the real thing, if that's what you like.

    I'm surprised however that no one in this thread has mentioned Indonesian Oud by the Zegna private collection. It's not...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Scott that's a fantastic explanation. Many thanks for that!!!
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    Re: Vacation Fragances for Hot Weather

    I would go for something like Rive Gauche vintage or Geranium Pour Monsieur, both of which are great performers in the heat.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance for exams!

    This is sound advice. Wear something inoffensive that won't distract you, but rather relaxes you a bit so that you can be calm when you write down your answers.

    Good luck from me too! I'm sure...
  41. Thread: Leathers

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    Re: Leathers

    Good to see the AdP top of your list! :)
    It's a really well made scent by AdP with the quality that you'd expect.
  42. Thread: New Fragrance

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    Re: New Fragrance

    If you like mint, which is abundant in the Mediterranean parts of the world, I suggest you ask your folks to seek out Frederic Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur. I recently discovered this one and find...
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    Re: Clive Christian scents

    Same here. Very underwhelmed by this range...
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    Re: Help choosing a fragrance for husband

    I would steer clear of Green Irish Tweed if he doesn't like mint. I know, it's not a stated note, but I have had people tell be in the past that I am wearing a 'minty perfume', so one to be cautious...
  45. Re: Clean, fresh, yet distinctive recommendations (men's)

    Welcome to basenotes, gromit!!

    There are plenty to choose from, depending on how much you are willing to spend.

    Easily available on the high street:
    - Terre d' Hermes, is a great one
    -...
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    Re: Midnight in Paris EDT or EDP?

    Thanks, Scott. Very useful response.

    I note my Geranium Pour Monsieur bottle is 91% by vol. Given this isn't much of an EdP in terms of strength, projection, etc but Malle's claim to be an EdP,...
  47. Re: A good, every day, year around niche scent (no Bond or Creed)

    Plenty of niche to choose from...

    Amouage Epic is one to look into, as is Villoresi's Sandalo.

    Looking further, there's Diptyque, L'Artisan and MPeG to choose from. Not mentioning Frederic...
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    It is awesome I know, but another really good one (with maybe two seconds longer longevity) is Truefitt & Hill's offering of the same name. Very fresh lime zesty scent. Great summertime 'pick me up'...
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    Re: PoaL & Tobacco Rose Comparisons?

    I haven't tried Tobacco Rose, but I thought I'd make the following observation about POAL, having just got a sample and gone totally bonkers over it. Both myself and my wife love it!! (My bank...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Incense-Based Fragrances

    For me, I only own three that have the note in there in high doses:

    - Amouage's Homage Attar
    - Amouage's Epic Man
    - Diptyque's Eau Lente*

    * OK this contains opoponax, knows otherwise as sweet...
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    Re: Geo F Trumper, amazingly good!

    Very good range of products, but they can be found even cheaper than that if you look around!! Some sellers on ebay seem to be selling testers or other random products from their range at really good...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    Acqua di Parma Colonia original

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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  54. Re: Your top three discontinued frags you'd want to see returned

    Zegna's Essenza di Zegna
    Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree
    Amouage Homage Attar
  55. Thread: Tuscan Leather

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    Re: Tuscan Leather

    I haven't been a fan of any Tom Ford ever, so I would go for the Acqua di Parma as well. Much better overall scent if you ask me and a highlight for 2014!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Re: What is The Difference Between EDP and EDT?

    The Glossary of Terms in Just Starting Out is a good read for questions like these.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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    Re: Best Amouage for Men

    If you have already tried Epic Man but prefer Epic Woman, try also Epic Woman in the extrait strength. Beautiful stuff. For me though, it's got to be Epic Man all the way.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

    Rive Gauche, vintage
  61. Thread: Scent for my wife

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    Re: Scent for my wife

    My wife has recently got into the respectable AdP Acqua Nobile line. Think her favourite is Gelsomino (jasmine). Not your average floral scents as they are blended very nicely with woods and other...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Nice one, Claire!! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed

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  64. Thread: Edp/edt

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    Re: Edp/edt

    There is no Terre d' Hermes EDP. It is in fact a Pure Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Dominique Ropion's superb Geranium Pour Monsieur, once again!

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  66. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentrée name change to Eau de Parfum?

    There goes another one then...

    I'll try and check here from the UK counters and see if I can find out more info.
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    I'm surprised by your findings too, MM. I get straight up coffee right from the top of EdI. Admittedly, I don't own a bottle right now (mainly due to budget restrictions), but this is more of a...
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    Re: What does ozonic mean?

    Done - thanks!
  69. Thread: Finally!

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    Re: Finally!

    Wow, it's rare that anyone says thank you here these days :)

    Makes us mods really happy that our community is of benefit to people around the globe. Happy days.
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    Re: What does ozonic mean?

    If it's OK with you Diamondflame, I'd like to pinch your description and use it in the Just Starting Out Glossary thread here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/381112-Glossary-of-Terms

    If anyone...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    Millesime Imperial today
  72. Re: MPG Ambre Precieux - Clear Bottle vs. Red Bottle?

    I only thought they came in 100ml bottles as per the red one pictured.

    I do recall people saying that some other MPeG scents came in 90ml sizes - these were the pre-reformulated versions. Santal...
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    Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Tommy by Tommy Hilfiger is great to my nose. I last wore it in 1992 though!! Still, cheap as chips and very nice scent overall. It's not popular at all this side of the pond.

    Aramis by Aramis...
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    Re: Citrus/Fresh Scent - lasts long and projects?

    Have you tried anything from Annick Goutal, such as Eau d' Hadrien or Eau du Sud?
    I can easily get 12-15 hours from each of these. They are superb citrus on top, woods in the base scents and are...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 11, 2014

    Rive Gauche (vintage) Pour Homme
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    Re: Fredrick Malle or Nassamato Pardon

    Once you're in to Malle, there is no way out. I can see Geranium not being my only purchase from them - the more I discover the line, the more addicted I get to it!!
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    Re: Fredrick Malle or Nassamato Pardon

    Having only just discovered Malle, I also tend to prefer their scents to Nasomatto.
    I adore Geranium Pour Monsieur, which is a great alternative to the usual summer citruses, plus some other gems as...
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    Re: Casual Coffee & Sandalwood?

    I haven't noticed oakmoss in the base of SN, but whatever is there, the base and generally the dry down overall is just wonderful.

    As far as EdI goes, the coffee in this one is at the top which is...
  79. Poll: Re: Diptyque Philosykos vs. By Kilian Bamboo Harmony

    Having recently bought Philosykos EdP, I can totally recommend it.
    Very authentic fig scent - including the milk, tree bark and fig leaves.
  80. Poll: Re: Suicidal Question: How similar are GIT and Cool Water?

    Agree with Ken. When I was a novice I thought they were very similar, but GIT seems to be more smooth in the dry down, whilst having a salty/woody tone to it. The violet leaves in the mid is also...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Green Irish Tweed
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    Re: Orange Blossom Fragrances

    Look for Neroli Special Reserve by a private perfumery based in Scotland known as Castle Forbes. Very luxurious indeed.

    Alternatively, my other recommendation would be the Czech and Speake of the...
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    Yikes, you mean you don't have lunchtime visits to the mall, monthly flights to the centre of Paris and your favourite retailer sending you samples through the post regularly?
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    Re: thescentsampler.co.uk very dissapointed

    I have ordered samples from Les Senteurs. The vial arrived shattered to pieces on one occasion (envelope smelling of Sel Marin was awesome!) and on another the sample never showed up. Still, they...
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    Re: thescentsampler.co.uk very dissapointed

    Had never heard of this company before today. I suppose problems like this are not always welcome, but if they get their act together, a bit of competition never hurt anyone!
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    Re: Which Amouage for women is most suitable for men?

    It's really down to the individual, but Epic Woman EdP and Epic Woman Extrait have been popular here amongst many Basenoters.
  87. Re: Best Vintage, Discontinued fragrance that still can be worn today (modern) -

    Vintage Rive Gauche for me. It's a superb scent, but the newer version is just a joke. When I smelt it in store I thought I was on candid camera or something!
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    Re: Help with new women's fragrance

    If roses is the theme, I am going to recommend two favourites of mine for you:

    Collection Extraordinaire Rose Velours by Van Cleef & Arpels
    Sa Majeste la Rose by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Creed original santal

    Agree that OS is one of the strongest Creeds around. Projects like mad to the point you'd want to make it quieten down...

    My experience of dishwasher strength though is that it too is quite...
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    Re: New tauer packaging!

    I remember reading a blog on Andy's site about new packaging some time ago now. I can't for the life of me remember when that was though!

    I think the new packaging is still elegant, but primarily...
  91. Thread: Havana by Aramis??

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    Re: Havana by Aramis??

    There's always a risk with buying blind, but do check the multiple reviews and threads on here regarding this spice bombshell. It's my favourite tobacco scent, but as others have said, I don't reach...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Malle's masterpiece Geranium Pour Monsieur
  93. Re: Anyone else worried about bothering people with Tobacco Vanille?

    If I don't like a scent enough to want to wear it more than once, or to like it fully as you say, then the fragrance is not worthy of being in my wardrobe.

    As for my friends or colleagues, I...
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    Re: Citrus economical fragrance

    I've had very good experiences with Eau du Sud and Eau d' Hadrian by Annick Goutal. Don't buy it at retail price and you can get it for quite a lot less if you look around, but not sure if you could...
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    For me, it has to be AdP Colonia Leather without a doubt. Been very impressed with this one.
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    Re: Montale and Mancera in the UK

    LOL, Davem. I was going to suggest to my wife that we spend a "weekend in Paris"!!! :)
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    Re: Looking for a good atomizer in the UK

    I agree the Creed atomisers are over the top in price, but their quality is actually worse.

    In my opinion, if you have the cash get one from the Hermes boutique. They are much more elegant and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    I've rediscovered this one recently... going to have to be making a purchase of this soon!
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    Re: What fragrance matches your occupation ?

    Have to say that this thread made me laugh - very original!!
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