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  1. Thread: Plum

    by ActingTall
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    Re: Plum

    Wow, so many helpful suggestions! Thanks guys, I can't wait to begin the hunt.
  2. Thread: Plum

    by ActingTall
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    Plum

    Haven't seen a thread on this, but forgive me if i missed it.

    Recently discovered I like plum as a major note. What plum fragrances do you like/recommend?

    Very familiar with Cuiron and Voleur...
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    Re: Santal imperial deceptive longevity

    Love it. It sparkles.
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    Re: Great Pineapple Spring/Summer Fragrance?

    Thirded. Love this. A summer staple.
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    Re: top 5 niche frags of all time?

    Gris Clair and Chergui by Serge Lutens, Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan, Windsor by Creed (runners up: Himalaya for beauty and Santal Imperial for sparkle), and No. 1 by Clive Christian if that counts...
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    Re: What are you wearing for Thanksgiving?

    My normal holiday go-to's would be along the lines of Arabie, Pi, Egoiste, or Le Dandy, but I felt like something extra special yesterday, so I broke out my Clive Christian No. 1. How I love how I...
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    Re: SotD, Friday, 23 Jan

    A sample of Patou Pour Homme Prive which just shot onto my wish list!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, January 17

    SOTD: Hermes Eau D'Orange Verte
    SOTE: Guerlain Spirteuse Double Vanille
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 16 Jan 09

    Montale Black Aoud.
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    Re: Haunting and mysterious fragrances.

    Love this thread!

    I find Lutens' Gris Clair and Opium PH EDP to be haunting and mysterious, as well as C&S Cuba. They're all strong and can be overpowering, but when worn lightly they're dark...
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    Re: YSL, Chanel and Dior.

    Chanel: Egoiste
    Dior: Pass (although I haven't tried Eau Noire)
    YSL: Opium PH EDP (or Live Jazz depending on the day I'm asked)
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    Re: November 4 fragrance selection.

    Brilliant!

    This is a great question that I hadn't even stopped to consider until now. Maybe I'll just change fragrances frequently throughout the day.
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    Re: Eau des Iles and Timbuktu

    Sorry, I meant MPG's.
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    Eau des Iles and Timbuktu

    Does anybody else find these two to be similar? I have liked Eau des Iles for years, but when I did a wrist-to-wrist comparison with Timbuktu, I found them to be quite similar for a while but...
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    Re: The Trouble with Iquitos: Rose or Rubber

    I'm very fond of Iquitos. Although it's not in my top ten, I reach for it fairly frequently when nothing else feels right. I don't get rubber from it, but I do get an initial tang similar to what I...
  16. Re: Most addictive, pull your wrist to your nose scents

    I like this thread because wrist smelling is a frequent behavior of mine! Key drivers of it are:

    Richard James (my signature)
    Chanel PM (my SOTD)
    Creed VIW
    Clive Christian No. 1 for Men
    Caron...
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    Luca Turin and Creed

    I just got Luca Turin's new book. I'm in agreement with him more often than not, and even when we differ I appreciate his perspective, but the one exception to that is his apparent loathing of all...
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    Mouchoir de Monsieur: Real or Fake?

    Hello all,

    I need the help of at least one of you historians. I saw the attached on eBay, which is certainly not the currently available Mouchoir de Monsieur packaging. My question is: is it...
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    Creed Santal Imperial: The Real Deal?

    Hello all,

    I just bought a 2.5oz bottle of Creed Santal Imperial on eBay for a fantastic price. I know, I know, but the seller has almost 800 reviews, all positive, and apparently has a store for...
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 26th Febuary 2008

    Muscs Koublai Khan.

    I know, but it's working for me.
  21. Re: New Hermes Un Jardin apres la Mousson - article from WWD

    I thought Nil was a tad too feminine for me at first as well, but I grew to love it and get compliments when I wear it so who cares? I also like Mediteranee, but what I like in it is what's similar...
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    Re: SOTD .. Sunday 24th Febuary

    Nasomatto Absinthe.
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    Re: New Nasamatto Purchases

    Duro is a bit of a jumble with the oud-like astringency, the smoke, the leather, etc., but I did like it. However, it felt similar to L'Air du Desert Marocain and when I tested them side by side I...
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    Re: Time for a quick TOP 5 Fragrances thread

    1. Clive Christian No. 1 for Men
    2. Richard James
    3. L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme
    4. Creed Virgin Island Water
    5. Balenciaga Portos

    Something for every season!
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 8 Feb 08

    Just received my bottle of. . . Rose Poivree!
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    Re: I've Figured Out Tabac Blond!

    I wore this from a sample for the first time today and kept reapplying it. I didn't really need to of course, but I kept wanting more! Warm, sweet, sensual, and rapturous with just enough edge from...
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    Re: SotD - Monday 4 Feb 08

    Caron Tabac Blond. First time. Wow!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Most Overrated Niche Brand

    Bond gets fairly universally condemned here, so it's hard to understand how it could be overrated. If anything, I think it's better than it's given credit for here, and therefore underrated.

    I...
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    Re: Super Bowl Party

    I wish I'd read this thread before I just sprayed myself with Llewellyn Stardust. The Mexican lime is still a good choice given the atmosphere of chili, guacamole, nachos, etc. in which I'll find...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3 February

    Penhaligon's Opus 1870.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 2 Feb 08

    Czech and Speake Frankincense and Myrrh.

    Meh.
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    Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    Mr. G, I have been intrigued to get the same small whiffs you describe throughout the day. I felt like the scent retreated from its initial hit faster than most Guerlains which is why I questioned...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 29 Jan 08

    Guerlain Spiriteuse Double Vanille
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    Re: Spiritueuse Double Vanille - Guerlain

    I have a sample from The Perfumed Court, and I rather like it (although my husband said I smell like dessert), and want to test further. My complaint thus far is that I find the sillage and...
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    Re: SotD - Monday 28 Jan 08

    Serge Lutens Chene. First time. Marvelous!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 26 Jan 08

    SOTD: Millesime Imperial; SOTE: Stardust
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 22 Jan 08

    Guerlain Derby; not exactly my go-to fragrance, but all day long I've been inhaling and saying, "Damn, I smell good!"
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    Re: SotD - Sunday 20 Jan 08

    Llewellyn Stardust for Men
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    Re: No Magic in Ungaro III

    There's a winey, dark rosy, smooth velvet quality that I like in Ungaro III, but it stops short of greatness on me (and my husband for that matter) and gets stuck in a cologny place that becomes a...
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    Re: Very Foresty Fragrance

    Probably not so easy to obtain, but Ava Luxe Feu de Bois.
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    Re: SotD - Friday 18 Jan 08

    Diptyque Opone; as with several other Diptyque fragrances (Tam Dao and Eau Lente for example), I almost love this one but in the end just like it.
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    Re: cologne that smells like toothpaste

    I always think (except that I try not to!) that Creed's Chevrefeuille Original smells like toothpaste water. I love the fragrance, but as soon as I allow the toothpaste connection to register,...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 17 Jan 08

    Hermes Bel Ami. Great choice for today; I love it when that happens!
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    Re: Similarities to floris nš 89?

    I'm sure the Domenico Caraceni fans will come down hard on me for this, but I think there are similarities between DC and No. 89 as well.
  45. Thread: MPG samples

    by ActingTall
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    Re: MPG samples

    Try Aedes de Venustas and/or Aus Liebe Zum Duft as well: great selection and service.
  46. Thread: MPG samples

    by ActingTall
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    Re: MPG samples

    My favorites are Eau des Iles and Parfum d'Habit, but you might also try Centaure and Jardin du Nil and Baime to get a broader survey of MPG's work (not for the faint of heart in some cases).
  47. Re: 2008 New Year's resolution thread - support group?

    Great thread! I'm simultaneously trying to prune my collection to what I truly love (and loves me back) and also reduce my spending. My resolution for 2008 is to sell as much as I can bear to part...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday Jan. 16, 2008

    I'm not supposed to be awake now, but since I am, I'll pick an SOTD: today's the day I'll sample Sarrisins (in one of its many spellings!). I have a feeling it's better suited to a spring day, but...
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    Re: mega-compilation of mini-reviews

    Leifer, thanks so much for the Herculean effort! You wrote about a number of fragrances that I'm either experimenting with or dying to try.

    Let me urge you to try HOT Always again (a couple of...
  50. Re: Gourmand and floral = Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale

    Wonderful review, Mike, and now me wants too. Boo! I've spent the day wearing JHL; it sounds like there might be similarities?
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 15 Jan 08

    I could NOT get warm this morning, so I picked JHL to warm me up. It worked. I smell warm and huggable and just a little fusty.
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    Re: Your biggest U turn fragrance

    Crown Sandringham in a big way and D'Orsay Le Dandy to a lesser extent.
  53. Re: Stardust for Men -- Good Price on E-bay Now

    Am I crazy or does Stardust have some similarity to Minotaure with the obvious difference that Stardust starts with lime and Minotaure starts with orange? Does anyone else get that?
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    Re: SotD - Monday 07 Jan 08

    Rose Poivree.
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    This is a great thread that has made me laugh out loud several times. . . and yes, feel SO much better.

    All of the following have been by middle-aged women at work. That seems to be the audience...
  56. Re: Domenico Caraceni Is Up on the Review Page and Ready to Go!

    I'm surprised to hear the Kingdom comparisons. I get a strong Kingdom vibe from Rose Poivree but to me Domenico Caraceni is closer to Czech & Speake No. 88 and Floris No. 89 (hmm, I wonder if...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 5 Jan 08

    Czech & Speak No. 88.
  58. Re: What ONE Scent Would You Most Like to Have Smelled?

    Creed Feuille Verte. I've done everything but offer my body on the street to get a sample (no wait, I've done that too).
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    Re: Ultimate "gentlemanly" colognes

    I second all things Penhaligons, especially Racquets Formula, and Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme. I would add Truefitt & Hill Grafton and Creed Santal Imperial. I don't remember seeing YSL Rive...
  60. Re: Stardust for Men -- Good Price on E-bay Now

    I grabbed one as well; many thanks!
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    Re: Classic, barbershop fragrance

    Rive Gauche, Truefitt & Hill Grafton, and Penhaligons Racquets Formula.
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday 29 December 2007

    Richard James EDT.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 26 Dec 07

    Equipage. I need something fierce to elbow my way through the mall.
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    Re: Santa brought me...

    Chergui and Equipage.

    Who knew Santa had such great taste?
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    Re: Pine + Lemon?

    I agree with The_Good_Life: Blenheim Bouquet or Epicea.
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    Re: SotD - Monday 24 Dec 07

    Chergui (an early Christmas present); rapture!
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    Re: SotD - Friday 21 Dec 07

    Lutens Gris Clair.
  68. Re: Which fragrance would you wear in the kitchen (cooking, baking)?

    If you're baking, I'd recommend JHL, Safran Troublant, or Pi; If you're making spicy, aromatic, savory food, I'd go with something honeyed like Chergui. I understand the reservations of some...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 20 Dec 07

    Clive Christian X for Men.
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    Re: Purple Water at the Maxx.....

    Ack, I was at the Marshall's in Boston a couple of weeks ago and didn't see it there. I guess a return visit is in order.
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    Re: "Classiest" Fragrance

    Richard James EDT, PdN New York, Chanel Pour Monsieur, Penhaligon's Racquets Formula, and Clive Christian No. 1 for Men come to mind.
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    Re: What will be your Christmas scent?

    Hubby will wear Burberry London, so we have that covered, and I will probably choose either Pi or JHL, although Gris Clair is a dark horse.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 18 Dec 07

    Creed Silver Mountain Water.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 17 December

    Truefitt and Hill Grafton followed by Montale Fougeres Marines. SOTE will be Silver Mountain Water.
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    Re: Ginger-iest fragrance there is ...

    This is a bit obscure, but D. R. Harris HIS Cologne makes me smell exactly like a gingerbread man.
  76. Re: which is the favorite bond no.9 scent for men?

    I love HOT Always and Fire Island. Bond No. 9 is most successful when it's a little playful, tongue-in-cheek, and therefore creative. I find Saks Fifth Avenue for Men to be quite lovely despite its...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 16 December 2007

    I tried Gris Clair this morning, but it felt wrong, so I switched to Epicea. My SOTE is Voleur de Roses for Candlelight Carols at Trinity Church in Copley Square.
  78. Re: Your Vote for the Sexiest Scent You've Ever Worn

    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme. It attracts both men and women who seem to get touchy-feely when I wear it.
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    Re: SotD - Friday 14 Dec 07

    Alain Delon Iquitos. It's amazing how often this is just the right thing to wear for me given that it's not in my top ten.
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    Re: Taylor of Old Bond Street Opinions Needed

    I love Eton College Collection. I wanted to like Shaving Shop; it's a nice fragrance, but it's almost non-existent on my skin, so it's on my swap list.
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    Re: SotD - Monday 10 December 2007

    I'm seeing my personal trainer this morning so I want something sexy for the gym; thanks, BrothaG, for the inspiration: L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday December 9th

    MPG Iris Bleu Gris. No reason.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 08 Dec 07

    D.R. Harris HIS Cologne for the day and D'Orsay Le Dandy tonight. It's holiday party day!
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    Re: Good scents for the Tropics

    I third or fourth Virgin Island Water, but also try L'Artisan Ananas Fizz, Creed Millesime Imperial, Montale Sandflower, YSL Live Jazz, and Bond No. 9 Fire Island.
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    Re: fragances with "shaving aura"?

    I second Rive Gauche; smells like shaving cream.
  86. Thread: SMW or MI?

    by ActingTall
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    Re: SMW or MI?

    I like to think i have a sensitive nose, but I find these two to be so similar! I parse them because of the watermelon in MI and the black currant in SMW. If I had to choose one, it would be MI...
  87. Re: Which scents go well with a leather jacket?

    I second Chanel Egoiste and would add Bond No. 9 HOT Always. I would also recommend Goutal's Eau de Fier, but it's been discontinued.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 5 Dec 07

    I need to feel like a king today: Creed Santal Imperial (from a sample and about to be added to my wish list!).
  89. Re: Dark, woody, spice, aromatic, rich, boozy, deep, wearable

    I fourth the recommendations for Idole de Lubin and also suggest Balenciaga Portos and Creed Bois de Portugal (though it is light in the booze factor).
  90. Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    Clive Christian No. 1 for Men, Richard James EDT, Chergui, and Caron Third Man.

    Voleur de Roses would be right up there; can I choose five? :)
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    Re: SotD - Friday 23 Nov 07

    L'Artisan's Safran Troublant.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd of November 2007

    For Thanksgiving, it has to be Givenchy Pi.
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barths and Creed Chevrefeuille Original; neither is appropriate to the season but one was a giftcard purchase and the other was a darn good deal.
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    Re: SotD - Monday 19 Nov 07

    I couldn't decide this morning, so I let my son pick for me: Iquitos by Alain Delon. Not bad for a seven-year-old!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 17 Nov 07

    Givenchy Pi. I'm swooning: it's perfection for a cold but sunny day around the holidays. I love it when I pick right!
  96. Re: all purpose "anytime" fragrances - your top 2

    Caron Third Man when I want something sweet and Terre d'Hermes when I don't.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage - a safe blind buy?

    I really like Heritage, but I wouldn't buy it blind if you're expecting vanilla.
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    Re: Favorite SERGE LUTENS

    Chergui, Douce Amere, and Daim Blond with Miel de Bois as a sort of "I can't believe I like this" runner up. There are quite a few mentioned here I haven't tried, and that has to be corrected!
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    Re: Caraceni Ivy League

    You might email Georg at Aus Liebe. I ordered my sample about three or four weeks ago and he carried it then, but his inventory does fluctuate a bit.
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    Re: Caraceni Ivy League

    Yes, I got my samples of both Caracenis from Aus Liebe Zum Duft. I highly recommend their selection and service.

    Ivy League is a completely different animal from PH; it's a very herbal citrus,...
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