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    Re: Mademoiselle channel No.1

    You can count me in on this one. I'll totally go in on a split!
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    Re: Favourite leather

    That is a great ad! I wanna be that dude
    :-D
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    Re: Favourite leather

    Of the two mentioned by the OP: Knize Ten

    Another favorite: Cuir de Lancome
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    Re: Is there a Fragrance Holy Grail?

    I consider a "holy grail" fragrance to be the ONE elusive fragrance that, once found, will completely end the fragrance journey. It becomes one's signature fragrance forever and ever.
    Within that...
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    Re: What's the most daring, animalic fragrance?

    I'll add one to the list:

    Ajmal - Musk Gazelle

    This stuff is completely unwearable! I keep a tola of it just as a curio :-)
  6. Poll: Re: Are you a signature scent or a "rotation" person? POLL.

    I, too, voted signature.
    I guess I'm more of the "cheatin' spouse" type: most days throughout the year I wear Guerlain Vetiver.
    Once or twice a week I'll have fling with another fragrance.
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    Re: New: Pinaud Clubman Reserve Aftershaves

    These sound great. I'm buying all three.


    Same here! Fantastic stuff.
    I usually rotate between Special Reserve or Lime Sec for my daily shave
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    Re: Perfume hospitalises audience member

    Looks like another reformulation is underway...
  9. Re: Does Dior Eau Sauvage still contains hedione? I don't see it in the ingredients..

    Hedione is not really considered a potential allergen, so no need for it to be listed in the ingredients.
    You can rest assured that it is there.
    Eau Sauvage btw contains a relatively small amount...
  10. Re: What is Your Favourite Note ...and least favourite

    I remember a similar thread about 7 years ago. Regardless, my preferences haven't changed:

    Favorite - leather
    Least favorite - fig
  11. Re: Starting to look for vintage fragrances on ebay, which ones are worth seeking out?

    Dior Jules
  12. Re: Ever smelled a clone that bested the original in all respects?

    I think I remember reading somewhere that the Polo green clone is closer to the original pre-reformulation Polo green.
    Maybe I'll just be a bigshot and fork out the whopping $7 to find out for...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver 2000 vintage

    Definitely c. 2005. This was a really decent formulation -my favorite actually.
    Toward 2007 and beyond you'll notice "treemoss" drops off the ingredient list.

    I also have an earlier 2000 bottle...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver 2000 vintage

    Definitely looks to be from EARLY-MID 2000s
    Any chance you can post a photo of the ingredient list on the bottom of the box?
    So far I've noticed about 3 (possibly 4) formula variations with the...
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    Re: Best serge lutense

    One more here for Cuir Mauresque and Sarrasins
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    Re: Under the radar..

    Hell, I might as well take the opportunity to promote my own brand -I'm way under the radar.
    I'm in the midst of releasing a few frags that I've been working on for a few years.
    The first is Tabac...
  17. Re: Layering Molecule 01 (or generic ISO Super E) to Enhance Longevity?

    The short answer: no

    Every component of a fragrance has its own evaporation rate. Nothing can really stop that except some fixatives that have a thick constancy to "hold down" the molecules for...
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    Re: Choose 1 of these Classics

    +1 for Havana. It has retained its integrity despite reformulation. Oscar pour Lui is almost a close second.
    Givenchy Gentleman, in its vintage form, is awesome.

    Edit: upon seeing Oviatt's reply;...
  19. Re: I Want To Get On The Tobacco Train........Help Me Out Guy's!

    *ehem!* :-)
    I'm not the shameless self promotion type, but if you like tobacco frags check out my signature below. A limeted quantity of samples for Basenoters, just PM me.

    Anyhow, +1 for SMN...
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    Re: NEW: Guess - Guess 1981!

    With that note pyramid this frag will be a blind buy, no doubt.
    I just hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment
  21. Re: drakkar noir/cesars men type fragrance but stronger??

    Me too!

    Also VC&A Tsar is a good, woody fragrance of this genre.
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    Re: Question on a specific chemical

    Also, just for the hell of it, try a combo of lyral and hedione along with the chems mentioned above
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    Re: Strange Fahrenheit?

    Eugenol and methyl octine carbonate have been severely restricted by IFRA. These two chems were what helped give Fahrenheit its oomph
  24. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    What are your initial impressions???
    Enquiring minds wanna know :-)
  25. Re: The "too many guys wear it" thread: through the years

    Eternity throughout the 90's
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Cuir de Russie
    Orange Spice
    Santal Imperial
    Green Irish Tweed
    Bois du Portugal
    Aventus
    Neroli Sauvage
    Irisia
    Fleurs de Bularie
  27. Re: What was the SINGLE best purchase a forum member convinced you of?

    Mario Valentino - Ocean Rain
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    Re: Encre noire 2017

    Totally agree. I once owned this when it came out, eventually sold it then regretted it.
    I just purchased it again last month and it is exactly as I remember. Absolutely NO shortage on performance.
  29. Re: At the age of 45, I am COMPLETELY new to all this...!!!

    Sa-Fire, great username. I'm assuming you may be a freestyle fan...(?)

    Anyhow, to better navigate the fragrance world, check out this article by our Basenotes founder: ...
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    Re: Mock Thread: Had Basenotes been in the 80s

    I come from the future.
    Stock up on Patou pour Homme and Gucci Nobile.
    You have been warned.
  31. Re: Let's Play.......Which Single Fragrance Have You Bought The Most Bottles Of?

    Guerlain Vetiver
    It just fits the bill most of the time
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    Re: NEW: Aramis Modern Leather

    :-) :-) :-)
    I like it; I don't love it...just yet. Like Amouge Epic: I like it. But that's all mostly because my heart lies with the styles of vintage classics. That's my hang-up.
    I do love the...
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    Re: NEW: Aramis Modern Leather

    Finally picked up a bottle of this yesterday evening. Here are my first impressions:

    The fragrance has an effect much like a simplified Amouage Epic and, to a lesser degree, M7; there's a bit of...
  34. Re: Fragrances like Aquavit (Scandinavian spirit)

    Good call on these. Because although they don't have a caraway note, these fragrances open up bright, powerful and bracing. They have just the right effect like the moment one drinks aquavit, poured...
  35. Re: Fragrances like Aquavit (Scandinavian spirit)

    I'm guessing Heeley Cedre Blanc may fit the bill. I still have yet to try it myself though -I've been trying to track down a sample.
    To me, caraway is the standout note that comes through in...
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    Re: NEW: Aramis Modern Leather

    I'm sold! On my next day off I'm going to Macy's :-)
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    Re: Blue Collar Scents

    No fragrances at work for me.
    I'm a chef in a kitchen that is very fast-paced, demanding, unforgiving, grueling and HOT -about 110 F at times. Fragrances wouldn't really last an hour and are not...
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    Re: Most complimented fragrance worn?

    Yeah, totally know what you mean. Here's a funny little phenomenon, and it's likely on the same token:
    On several occasions I've asked other guys what they're wearing and the universal answer is "I...
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    Re: Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels - Versatile?

    As said above, good in any situation.
    Bear in mind though that Tsar is composed on a more "classic" structure versus the current mainstream amber-overloaded fragrances. This is what some may...
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    Re: Most complimented fragrance worn?

    I couldn't really say there's a most complimented fragrance but rather the only few that someone in public actually stopped me and asked me about:
    JPG Le Male
    A*Men
    Carlo Corinto (original)
    ...
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    Re: What are your favorite clean fragrances?

    Gendarme V is super clean, and the ylang note makes it sorta dreamy -in a summer evening kind of way.

    Body Shop White Musk is fresh from the shower clean
  42. Re: can someone advise a masculine floral designer fragrance or cheapie please?

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme has some deep, floral notes...as well as woody, leathery, mossy herbal notes. It has a lot going on
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    Re: NEW: Aramis Modern Leather

    I'm a sucker for leather frags and a bit of an Aramis fan too. I'll blind buy this one for sure
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    Re: Best use of eucalyptus?

    I might as well add Lomani AB Spirit. While it doesn't rank high on my rotation list; the eucalyptus keeps the composition from being a complete mess.
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    Re: amazing next morning smell???

    Helvetolide, ambrox and ambretttolide make up roughly 23% of Aventus. There's also more than 15% iso e super.
    Chances are that the Mont Blanc fragrance uses a similar basenote structure
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    Re: amazing next morning smell???

    It's the combination of musk molecules and perhaps even amber-type molecules that form the base of the formula. I've not tried that particular Givenchy fragrance so I couldn't really guess which ones...
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    Re: Favorite fall rotation scents

    Armani Attitude
    Varvatos Vintage
    Lutens Cuir Mauresque
  48. Re: What's missing from my collection/areas of improvement

    +1
    I might even suggest pushing the leather to Cuir Ottoman...if it's still available.
    I've found its leather accord to be a bit modern, in a Cuiron sort of way, yet it's a good bridge toward the...
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    Re: frags marketed to women but work great on men

    I certainly enjoy many of those mentioned above. I'll add too that I enjoy a dab of Caron Narcisse Noir every now and then.
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypres...

    +1 for this although it's on the fresher side of the genre. And I might add that it's a mighty powerful frag!
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    Re: Let's talk about Chypres...

    That H&R chart is pure gold! Thanks for sharing.

    My benchmarks are Mitsouko and Coty Chypre. For me it's all about the core effect of the bergamot/labdanum/oakmoss combo and how far forward or in...
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    Re: Crimped vs crimpless sprayers

    Serge Lutens bottles are crimpless and they have a good clean tight look. No seal issues either.
    Your biggest challenge will be to find a supplier that has a bottle style that suits your needs...
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    Re: Mossy-citrus for the summer

    Most easily accessible: Lacoste original

    Current formulation shows no oakmoss in the ingredients list on the box, which means it was replaced by an overdose of Evernyl. But the fragrance is indeed...
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    Re: Patchouli - the best of the best

    +1 for Santa Maria Novella
    I also enjoy Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides - it has a bit of vanilla and musk that gives the fragrance a bit of an 'occult shop' vibe.

    I haven't smelled Profumum...
  55. Re: Please Give Me Your Chanel Batch Codes For A Fresh Analysis

    Gee I don't have the boxes. I'm only finding 3 digit codes on the bottles. Don't know if it's helpful:

    2 bottles No.19 edt purchased from Nordstom around 2006 and 2008 BP1 and TK1

    1 bottle...
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    :-D
    Yes! And considering that I mostly skimmed through it; more effort indeed.
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    Re: The 80s Return According To This Article

    An annoying article, and the author's persistent clichéd disparagement of the decade was equally annoying.
    At the very least we are being informed that updated versions of these fragrances are on...
  58. Re: Other than Black Aoud, what is your favorite Montale frag?

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
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    Re: Finally tried latest generation Egoiste

    Ok, just got back home from the Chanel counter. The SA gave me a generous 2ml atomizer sample. I'm testing on a strip alongside a spritz from my 1998 bottle.
    Right off I can say there is indeed a...
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    Re: Finally tried latest generation Egoiste

    I've been meaning to do a side by side with this one. I still have a full bottle from 1998, and it is a fragrance I know quite intimately. It was my signature frag up through '93 (no one in high...
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    Re: Drakkar Vs Giorgio

    If you're looking for richer with more opulence: Giorgio
    If you're looking for fresher with more versatility: Drakkar
    If you're trying to decide which to buy between the two, I'd say be a big shot...
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    Re: One Fragrance House

    +1 for Guerlain
    I could go through life with selections like Mitsouko, Derby and Vetiver
  63. Thread: Ashes accord?

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    Re: Ashes accord?

    Dalmatian, yes. Tinker with the proportions, but overall you ought to get a "white ash" effect. I've found the above items, minus the choya, remind me of the dry ashy-like top notes in One Man Show....
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    Nice print on them shoes!
    Check out my creepers :-)67729
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    Re: Natural formulation

    You can also experiment with the recipes on the White Lotus Aromatics site:
    https://www.whitelotusaromatics.com/recipes

    It'll give you a chance to start familiarizing yourself with each material...
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    This looks like a fun thread. So here goes:

    1. Creepers
    2. Waistcoat
    3. Murray's pomade
  67. Thread: Ashes accord?

    by Manuel
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    Re: Ashes accord?

    I'll give it shot. Just for the hell of it:

    Methyl cedryl ketone 4.10
    Sage EO 0.05
    Trimofix 0.30
    Choya nakh EO 0.05
    Cyclamen aldehyde 0.50
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    Re: Natural formulation

    This book may be your best bet:
    https://ayalamoriel.com/collections/books-courses

    It's a bit of an investment monetarily, but it will point you in the direction you're looking to go.
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    Re: Spoiled lime oil?

    Lime oil contains some camphor-like materials like 1,8 cineole (eucalyptol), camphene, terpinolene (which has a piney detergent smell).
    Chances are though it has degraded; doesn't sound like the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th June, 2017

    Houbigant - Duc de Vervins
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    Re: How leathery are you willing to get ?

    An absolute favorite fragrance category of mine.
    Definitely Knize 10, Cuiron and the others mentioned above.
    Cuir de Lancome is lovely.
    Stetson Rich Suede is actually quite good, I think I...
  72. Thread: Suavecito

    by Manuel
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    Re: Suavecito

    Good to know, thanks for the info. I actually enjoy the fragrance of this pomade; sorta ambery cedar, sweet musk and camphory notes.

    Just looked it up...
    Unfortunate bottle design :-/
  73. Re: Fragrance Bottles You Wouldn't be Caught DEAD With in Your Collection

    This:
    67507
  74. Re: Dating what I believe to be a very old bottle of Chanel Antaeus

    I'm noticing the "ingredients" listed: Alcohol, Water, Fragrance. Nothing more.
    Was it not in the latter part of the 90's that fragrances began listing 'possible allergens' a little more extensively?
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    Re: black afghano: any natural?

    I remember reading sometime back that Black Afgano was formulated with a rather large amount of Norlimbanol. I've not smelled Black Afgano in years but I do recall it having labdanum-like notes....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th June, 2017

    Fred Hayman - 273
  77. Re: Why hasn't Tom Cruise been the "face" of a fragrance yet? We've got Depp, Pitt, Farrell, McConau

    Hmmm...Can you imagine Vic Tayback as a fragrance "face"? :-D
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    Re: What people say when you wear Yatagan?

    Never received any negative feedback. Only:
    "Something you have on smells spicy."

    Sidenote: Yatagan is the reason I joined Basenotes. I stumbled upon this Basenotes article and sought out a...
  79. Re: Which fragrances are "must" for your while travelling (anywhere, any purpose)

    Guerlain Vetiver has been with me for 95% of my travels.
  80. Re: Need two suggestions to round out my collection.

    Nice picks
  81. Re: Need two suggestions to round out my collection.

    +1 for Fougere Royale
    +1 for Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Long lasting tobacco based fragrances?

    Might I suggest the following :-)
    A "green" tobacco fragrance rather than the usual pipe tobacco:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/519610136/tabac-vert-edt-cologne-for-men
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    Re: Most Worn in May 2017

    This month mostly wore:
    YSL - Pour Homme (La Collection)
    Rochas - Moustache
    Bogart - One Man Show
    Guerlain - Mitsouko
  84. Re: that costa rican smell--crushed leaf, sappy/green, loamy/acrid... what IS it?! :-)

    If you get a chance, get a sample of the aroma chemical Stemone (ethyl 2-methylbutyl ketoxime). I'm certain Perfumers Apprentice stocks it. It might smell very close to what you describe.
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    Re: Oriscent Oud Legends, ASAQ. Liquidating a few items

    Sale prices on some very collectable ouds!
  86. Thread: Old world charm

    by Manuel
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    Re: Old world charm

    All that's been mentioned above
    plus Vintage Tabarome
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    classic! :-d
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    Re: NEW: Aedes De Venustas - Pelargonium!

    Interested to know too if you get the "facet of crushed leaves" effect from this frag. If so I'd be eager to sample this one soon.
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    Re: Just picked up a new bottle of Drakkar Noir

    Would you happen to know if the current production is still through Cosmair? I'm planning on picking up a bottle tomorrow but want to make sure it's a more recent formulation.
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    Indeed.
    There were many times I remember around 2008 when Basenotes would simply erupt into the wild west. A benign thread, the discussion manages to get heated (discussing frags no less), then BOOM!
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    So many familiar names.
    I used to enjoy bbBD's posts, and Everso was fun to have onboard although he was a bit rambunctious which ultimately got him banned.

    I think there's a similar lamenting...
  92. Thread: Zino Davidoff

    by Manuel
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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    There's a good dose of vanilla in Zino yet it does not come off as a sickly sweet fragrance, thankfully.
    I've never picked out a rose note individually but rather a rose effect amongst the floral...
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    Re: Basenote Members who've come and and gone -

    These topics still seem to keep lingering :-)
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    Re: Envy For Men - Gucci - Your Views ?

    Spicy, fresh, ambery. I remember it being touted as an "upscale Old Spice"...kinda, sorta but not quite; more on the woodier side. I love it my wife loves it, can't argue with that.
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    I've been really wanting to get a bottle of Royal Crown Habanos but it doesn't seem to be an easy find, except to contact Royal Crown via the website (no prices listed; I can guess what that means)
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    Re: Rainy Day Fragrances

    Zino is a rainy day in the woods captured in a bottle.
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    Re: Looking for a boozy, general crowd pleaser

    Aww rats! I noticed that as I poked around the internet. Guess I shouldn't have sold it when I had it...
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    Re: Looking for a boozy, general crowd pleaser

    +1 yes! I miss owning this one; must seek it out again. Hoping it hasn't changed much over the past few years.
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    Re: M7 mystery ingredient?

    At this point I'm assuming it's listed based on this portion of the quote above:
    " Two new 3, 4-dihydroisocoumarines from the marine fungus
    Paraconiothyrium sporulosum YK- 03"
    But as to why...
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    Re: M7 mystery ingredient?

    Ok, pulled a quote from Luigi's link; the last few lines seem to shed a little light. But as David says, an exotic extract indeed.

    (Quote)
    Paraphaeosphaeria sporulosa
    Eukaryota;...
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