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    Philip B Nordic Wood

    LOVE the smell of Philip B's Nordic Wood body wash/shampoo! Does anyone know of a fragrance that smells similar??

    The notes are:

    "A pure 6% herbaceous blend of Norwegian Spruce, Balsam Fir,...
  2. Thread: Bond no. 9

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    Re: Bond no. 9

    I did more sampling yesterday... starting to think that about 1 in 10 from Bond work on me. I tried:
    New Haarlem - I totally get the whole maple syrup thing... just doesn't sit well on me
    Fire...
  3. Thread: Bond no. 9

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    Re: Bond no. 9

    I need to sample Nouveau Bowery... Trumpers Lime is one of my all time favorites (wish it would last more than 30 min!)... how do they compare? Also going to try Gramercy Park today (another that...
  4. Thread: Bond no. 9

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    Bond no. 9

    I know i'm in a huge minority here... but really prefer Chez Bond over GIT as my daily scent... may just be my skin chemistry more than anything. What others from Bond do you like? trying to find...
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    Re: Any NEW clean/soapy scents?

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is it for a while... picked up a bottle this weekend. I never really gave it much of a try since the opening always reminded me of the Different Company's Sel De Vetiver...
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    Re: Any NEW clean/soapy scents?

    I just pulled out my sample of this... trying now...
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    Any NEW clean/soapy scents?

    Seems like every year or so I go through a phase looking for that perfect clean/soapy scent... Usually the standard suggestions are Mugler, Prada Infusion d'homme, OV, Puro Lino, Gendarme or...
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    Re: Apple Cinnamon Scent

    Hermés Ambre Narguile...
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    Re: Eau d'hermes for office wear??

    Thanks Augusta - Great to get a female response as my concern has been more with female coworkers picking up the sweaty cumin notes....
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    Eau d'hermes for office wear??

    I go very hot and cold with cumin centric scents... some days I think Eau d'Hermes is the best thing ever, other days I feel like the scent is just annoying me. Regardless its like nothing else I...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella's Patchouli vs Potpourri

    Picked up SMN Patchouli today... wow what a great scent!! and I'm not a huge fan of Patchouli as a stand alone scent. Dries down very, very similar to Potpourri (to me) but perhaps a bit more...
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    Santa Maria Novella's Patchouli vs Potpourri

    Which do you prefer? why?
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    Re: Serge Luten's L'Eau

    Funny you say that... actually when I went to try L'Eau I went to The Body Shop to try the new White Musk Sport so actually had test sprays of White Musk and White Musk Sport on when I tried L'Eau. ...
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    Re: Serge Luten's L'Eau

    No chlorine note... was just trying to describe how the scent smells to me. Just gives off that scent of freshly sanitized skin... with a layer of really nice soap on it.
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    Serge Luten's L'Eau

    So I'm going to go against the grain a bit here... I REALLY LIKE THIS ONE. I really do prefer heavier scents but have always craved a fresher scent that wasn't cheap aquatic. To me this is...
  16. Which of my Penhaligon's do you like best? Douro, Castile or English Fern?

    Which of my Penhaligon's do you like best? Douro, Castile or English Fern? which do you think is the most versatile?
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    Signature Creed Scent?

    Do you consider anything from Creed to be your "signature" scent? if so, which one?
  18. Ulrich Lang's Nightscape or Costume National Homme

    thinking about picking one of these up this weekend... Thoughts or preference between the two?

    also - Nightscape is listed as a female frag in the directory... is that really the case??
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    Re: Mint fragrances ?

    I really like mint too... Geranium Pour Monsieur is the only one I've tried/owned where the mint has longevity. I love it.
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    Le Labo Rose 31 - Cumin done right!

    I just sampled Le Labo Rose 31 today - which I had been avoiding because of the Cumin note. I have nothing against Cumin but it just seems to get too "dirty/BO'ish" on me. Rose 31 may be one of the...
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    Malle's Geranium Pour Monsieur

    I'm thinking about picking this one up for a unique summer scent... I've read all the older reviews... anyone have any newer opinions on it?
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    Nancy Boy Butch

    I bought this one a few months ago... liked it ok but it seemed a little too strong in a raw/earthy way... or like others have said on here - similar to Christmas Potpourri. So even though Summer is...
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    Gendarme: Gendarme EDP vs Grabazzi

    These are my two favorite Gendarmes... which do you prefer of the 2?
  24. Thread: Colonia Russa

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    Re: Colonia Russa

    I own this one and like it quite a bit... very similar to Acqua Di Parma and Penhaligon's Castile. Russa develops a nice light musk drydown thats really good but a bit short lived. Overall a very...
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    Penhaligon's English Fern

    What are your thoughts on this one? Ok for office wear (not too strong)?
  26. Battle of the Drug Store brands: Brut vs Old Spice

    which is the best?
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    Better than Geo F Trumpers Limes...

    I LOVE GFT's Limes Cologne but it only lasts 1 hour on me... are there any other limes scents that smell similar but last longer??
  28. What scent(s) makes you keep sniffing yourself?

    Every once in a while I wear/try a scent that is so unique or good that I find myself smelling my wrist or arm over and over just to get more of it. What scents have done this to you?

    The first...
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    Old Spice vs Royall Spice

    what do you guys think?
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    Re: C&S Cuba - Smells like sh*t!! literally...

    Agreed. I received their sample pack of all scents and I don't think any would work for me... again I was convinced Cuba would be in my top 5 and was really looking forward to Oxford & Cambridge...
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    C&S Cuba - Smells like sh*t!! literally...

    I was really excited to sample this one since I'm a big Bay Rum fan... so I paid for the samples to come from C&S etc. My sample showed today and I have to say this might be my biggest letdown ever!...
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    Nancy Boy Butch

    Has anyone tried this? thoughts? seems like their shave cream, shampoo etc get rave reviews but I haven't seen much of anything on their cologne....
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    Re: Bring it back!!

    Polo Crest...
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    Re: Miller et Bertaux #2 Spiritus

    On my 3rd straight day wearing this one... I'm really digging it now.
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    Miller et Bertaux #2 Spiritus

    This is one that I purchased over a year ago and never really gave much of a chance... wearing just once or twice. I think I bought it because it smelled SO unlike anything else out there - the same...
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    Polo (original/green) vs Polo Modern Reserve

    I have both and am torn between the two... I think I give the edge to the original but have had quite a few compliments when wearing Modern Reserve. What do you guys think?
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    Santa Maria Novella's Colonia Russa

    What do you guys think of this one?
  38. Thread: London

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    Scent Shopping in London and Brussels

    I'm going to be in both cities next month and am looking for places to find niche or harder to find scents. I will go to Trumpers in London... so might stay in the Mayfair area. Any...
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    Diet/Body Chemistry (GIT)

    I recently switched to a all vegan diet and it seems to have changed how scents work on me... I've tried many, many times to wear Green Irish Tweed and it always smelled bad (almost vile) on me......
  40. Can't believe I'm looking for a "fresh" scent....

    I have this large collection of fragrances with no "fresh" scents... I'm usually dodging the sales associates at Nordstroms etc trying to zap me with the latest trendy scent... BUT now I find myself...
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    John Allan's After Shave

    Anyone else use this?... great stuff! also has a great scent... do you know colognes that smell similar??

    http://www.johnallans.com/shop/home.php?cat=19
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    Musgo Real 1,2 or 3

    Anybody wear any of these or have any opinions?? I remember sampling #2 a while ago and liking it (fresh cut grass is how I remember the smell)....
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    Re: Bay Rum - wtf???

    I'd like to try that one too... think I'm just going to have to do a blind buy.
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    "smells like a man should"... Old Spice

    I had an interesting conversation with a co-worker today... he was telling me all of his philosophies on colognes and how he is convinced that he gets the most female attention wearing Old Spice......
  45. Thread: antiperspirant

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    Re: antiperspirant

    Kiehls is the best!!!! I've tried them all....
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    Baxter of California Bravado #2, #3

    Has anyone tried them? thoughts?
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    Eau d'Hermès... compliments??

    Have you ever received a compliment wearing Eau d'Hermès?
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    Re: A Fresh, Clean, and Soapy smell

    I was on this quest before myself. Hands down: Prada Infusion d'Homme.

    I have Puro Lino, Gendarme, etc etc but IdH is flat out the best quality, longest lasting clean, soapy scent out there.
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    Watermelon (Oribe)

    Has anyone used Oribe hair products? The shampoo has a great watermelon component to it... not candy sweet but smells like actual slices or juice. Very "green". Any mens colognes that have a nice...
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    What is the ultimate formal scent? Or Note...

    What is the ultimate formal scent? are there certain notes that tend to be more suited to formal situations?
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    What to wear?? too many choices!!!

    So I have spent the last few years acquiring all these colognes... now I'm not sure which to pick for a formal/holiday event. Evening, lots of close contact (hugs, handshakes etc)

    I've decided...
  52. Re: Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond / Mandorlo di Sicilia

    I have it / like it. Smells just like Root Beer... but in a good way. My wife really likes it on me... but the sweetness is a little much for me to wear it often.
  53. Thread: Best Lavender?

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    Re: Best Lavender?

    I just picked up Imperial Lavender from Santa Maria Novella yesterday... FANTASTIC
  54. Re: Santa Maria Novella Imperial Lavender... for men?

    Thanks. Have been following that thread... was just curious on this one from SMN as there isn't much info out there on it.
  55. Santa Maria Novella Imperial Lavender... for men?

    I think of Lavender as more of a female scent but have heard this is a good one for men? true? any thoughts on this one?
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    Re: Bay Rum - wtf???

    Funny you say that... after starting this thread I splashed on some Meehans Bay Rum... great (potent) stuff... much stronger/longer lasting than others I have but for some reason I think I like...
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    Bay Rum - wtf???

    So I have spent a ton of $$$ on all sorts of niche/high quality scents over the last couple years... only to find myself wearing and enjoying (which is what this is all about) Bay Rum as my day to...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri

    in reading comments on Pot Pourri it sure seems to be more of a love it or hate it scent... not a lot of middle ground.

    Musks - Just bought MSN Gold Musk as a blind buy... great "soapy" musk.
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    Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri

    What are you thoughts on this scent?
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    Monocle Scent 2: Laurel

    Anyone tried this yet??
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    Re: Medicinal Scent...

    Thanks for all the great suggestions! What about SMN Pot-Pourri?? Need to resample that one too
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    Medicinal Scent...

    I'm looking for a "medicinal" scent... Not exactly sure how to describe what I am looking for but something herbal and bracing... almost like that smell that fills the bathroom in the morning when...
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    Re: Soft warm smelling scent

    Kielhs Coriander
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    Re: root beer accord?

    Acqua Di Parma Blu Mediterraneo - Mandorlo Di Sicilia. Pure Root Beer.
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    Re: Looking for strong scented shaving cream

    OH... and Geo F Trumper... GREAT STUFF
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    Re: Looking for strong scented shaving cream

    Speick is really good and so is the L'Occitane Cade line... I like both of these in the tube rather than bowl/brush. Santa Maria Novella makes a nice shave soap too... but I'm not convinced its...
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    Santa Maria Novella Musks

    Gold Musk or Musk... which do you like better?
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    Re: Herbal/Pine/Eucalyptus Athletic Scent

    Thanks Odysseusm! I'll check out the Coneheads. As far as Lightfoot's - I love it... I'm sure like any pine scent people will have more extreme feelings about it. I'll be curious what you think...
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    Re: Herbal/Pine/Eucalyptus Athletic Scent

    Yep... have that one... and just as you said it's not quite as subtle as I would prefer... not that I don't like stronger scents but the Pine and Citrus are fairly "sharp" in that one. I like it but...
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    Herbal/Pine/Eucalyptus Athletic Scent

    So I would love to find a scent or even singular essential oil that would compliments some of the soaps I like to use (or a combination of soap/scent you think I might like): Lightfoot's Pine Soap...
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    Re: Quest for the perfect Musk....

    Yep - have read most of the "musk" posts... but there is a big variation in the types of Musk and I was just specifically trying to find Musk's that are very close to these 2.
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    Quest for the perfect Musk....

    So I'm getting closer to what I am looking for in a Musk scent but still not there... I have Santa Maria Novella's Musk and love the first 30 seconds of it when it smells "creamy" but the drydown...
  73. Thread: Lotion Scent

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    Lotion Scent

    What scents out there have a nice lotion smell... hard to describe it... but a better version of that synthetic smell you get in many lotions (lubriderm, jergens etc) and even some suntan lotions...
  74. Thread: Cleanest Musk

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    Re: Cleanest Musk

    another one I just rediscovered in my collection - Malin + Goetz Musk... nice/simple
  75. Thread: Cleanest Musk

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    Re: Cleanest Musk

    I really like this area of frag too... need to try Nasomatto Silver Musk as I have read quite a bit about it on here. I don't get the Musk in Gendarme EDP... I do in their Grabazzi scent.
  76. Thread: Cleanest Musk

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    Cleanest Musk

    Looking for a clean/soapy musk... I have SMN's Musk (not Gold Musk) and Kiehls Musk. SMN smells great, almost creamy when applied but the drydown just doesn't work well on me. Kielhs is also good...
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    Re: Costume National 21 vs Scent

    Dimitri - Great reviews! I actually read your review of 21 just before I bought it.... CN owes you a commission :)

    I am more curious about Scent (their 1st one) not Scent Intense - which I'm sure...
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    Costume National 21 vs Scent

    I am curious if anyone has both of these and could compare... I have 21 and love it so have been debating picking up Scent (not Scent Intense)... but I have read a couple times on here that people...
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    What is your next purchase?

    What is your next purchase? Curious what scents others have on their "buy list"

    for me.... I think Bond no.9 Brooklyn
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    Re: What sandalwood!?

    My favorite it Art of Shaving's Sandalwood... GREAT scent!!!
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    Costume National 21

    I keep meaning to make a quick mention of Costume National 21.... bought it 3 weeks ago - AWESOME!! what a unique and great scent! seems to dry down into creamy pipe tabacco scent (at least on me)....
  82. Thread: Eau d'Hermes

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    Eau d'Hermes

    Just picked this one up.... very unique... the cumin note is a little strong yet seems to work well. I have heard people mention scents that smells like "sex".... this is the first I have tried...
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    Re: NEW: John Varvatos Artisan.

    First let me say that I was really excited to try this.... I picked it up yesterday at Nordstroms.... nothing special at all - very similar to Art of Shaving Lemon except not as good and with a...
  84. Thread: Indiana Jones

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    Re: Indiana Jones

    Equipage....
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    Sweet/Sugary/Gourmand Scents

    Ok - my wife likes me to wear sweeter scents like Blue Sugar, Blu Mediterraneo Mandorlo di Sicilia and Virgin Island Water... I don’t mind them occasionally but the sweetness does get to me after a...
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    New Purchase - Seattle

    I want to pick up a new frag tomorrow in the Seattle area... anything new or niche you can recommend? I had been wearing Fou D Absinthe for a while... then recently switched to Polo Modern...
  87. Re: Wich brand is more natural?(less chemicals)

    Gendarme...
  88. Thread: Speed Stick :)

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    Re: Speed Stick :)

    Never tried Paco... gotta pick some up. I wear Polo fairly often and agree that it is about the most complimentary to the speed stick scent of anything I have. There must be others out there???
  89. Thread: SMN Musk

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    Re: SMN Musk

    Funny... I was going to say the same thing. At times its creamy and perfect but other times it has an earthy/dirty edge that isn't good. Thought it was just me.
  90. Thread: Speed Stick :)

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    Speed Stick :)

    Ok... I know this is a wierd one... but I really like the smell of the Original (green) Speed Stick "Great Clean Scent" Deodorant (they don't use the same scent in the anti-perspirant version). Are...
  91. Thread: Polo Green

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    Re: Polo Green

    Fou d' Absinthe has a little Polo scent to it... but the sweetness ruins it for me
  92. Thread: Polo Green

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    Polo Green

    Lately I've rediscovered Polo Green... simply a classic that smells great... except for the obvious 80's ties :) What other scents are similar to Polo?
  93. Thread: Creamy Musk

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    Creamy Musk

    I'm looking for a new Musk... something nice and creamy but not too powerful. My current fav is Santa Maria Novellas Musk... tried Mûre et Musc today but the blackberry thing just didnt work right...
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    Re: Unique and light

    He Wood sounds interesting...
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    Re: Unique and light

    Actually purchased Rive Gauche a couple weeks ago (based on all the reviews here)... I love the smell but is does something allergic to me for some reason - headache, runny nose etc... every once in...
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    Unique and light

    I tend to prefer unique scents... not a big fan of all the "fresh" smells out there. I like Fau d' Absinthe, Gendarme, SMN Musk (a bit of a sucker for "barbershop" type scents) but also like the...
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