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    Bowling Green alternatives?

    Hi

    I'm a Bowling Green's user, but sadly nowadays is hard to find online -most after shave or small bottles.

    Which one could be the closer alternative to its wonderful celery smell?

    Thank...
  2. Re: The fragrances that brings you back only sad memories

    Héritage Guerlain: ten lost years in a stupid relationship.
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    Re: Fragrances that make you nostalgic

    Guerlain's Héritage: It was the 90's scent for me, my ex-wife each birthday gave me a 100 ml. bottle as a present (I didn't like the scent very much), then I owned only one perfume, and nowadays...
  4. Re: What if...Dracula was a perfume lover he would wear at midnight...

    Iris Silver Mist...
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    Re: Best coffee scent?

    Yes, Eau de Starbucks aka "A*Men Pure Coffee"

    + 1 for "Eau des Îles" for green coffee.
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    X-Files: Vincent Marcello

    Yatagan, Halston z-14, Some Lauder's and then disappeared...

    I'd like to know more information about this misterious perfumer, a rising star in the seventies that suddenly disappeared from the...
  7. Re: Guys, if you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    Dzing: to make women think you're a beast to tame



    désir de cirque
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    Re: Your Favorite Macho Fragrances

    What's a "macho" post 00's?
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    Re: Heartless Fragrances

    Habit Rouge: sweet, bourgeois and cold.

    It always reminds me Severine's (Catherine Deneuve in "Belle de Jour") husband when he whips her while she's tied on a tree.

    "Pierre! ... Je peux...
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    Re: Best montale for men

    Aoud lime

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie
  11. Re: What are the most masculine niche houses to you?

    I love the masculine line of MPG: unusual, dramatic, butch
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    Re: Reasonably Priced Niche Perfumes - Your Faves

    Is Caron niche? (low distribution, not designer...)

    If so: 1 Le Troisième Homme 24€/125 ml.
    2 Yatagan 26€/125 ml.
    3 Pour un Homme 22€/ 125 ml.
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    Re: What frag for my first Carribbean Cruise?

    "Guerlain Homme" (mojito's appeal)

    "Vanilia" (L'Artisan Parfumeur) or its MPG counterpart "Fleur de Comores"

    "Beyond Paradise Men"

    Even Le "Jardin Après la Mousson"
  14. Re: Dear God, is this turning into a Creed forum or something?

    TOTALLY AGREE: that's a way to pervert a free opinion forum. STOP FREE ADVERTSING
  15. Re: Help me Please Chanel Antaeus vs Egoiste (Not Platinum)

    Both are dated 80's and 90's, but Antaeus right now is post-dated (80's are back).

    Egoïste is a sandal-fruity soup, go for the ashes of Antaeus.
  16. Thread: I wouldn't dare!

    by Torvo
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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    Rive Gauche Pour Homme:

    People don't catch retro wink, instead, smells old barber lotion.
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    Re: Idole ( Lubin) or MPG's Eau des Îles?

    Thank you for your opinions

    (and excuse my english: choice...)
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    Idole ( Lubin) or MPG's Eau des Îles?

    I think both fragrances share the spicy exotic feeling.

    If you should choice one, wich one would you choice and why?

    Thank you.
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    Re: If a girl asks who smells nice...

    Worst: you and your mum at the doctor; the doctor suddenly asks: " Oh! Ms. X (my mum) what a nice perfume are you wearing!... or is that your son?"

    So I thought that the perfume should be...
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    Re: boozy fragrance(s) with rum note?

    Sequoia (Comme des Garçons Red Series)

    Ambre Russe (Parfums d'Empire)

    Another vote to Idole (Lubin; O. Giacobetti)
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    Re: What frag for outdoor electronic music festival

    Beyond paradise men
  22. Re: Your top fragrances released in 2010 : Niche or Designer

    Niche: Al-Oudh (L'Artisan Parfumeur) totally underrated

    Designer: Midnight in Paris (Van Cleef and Arpels)
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    Re: Your top 5 "non-niche" Scents ?

    1. Le Troisième homme Caron
    2. Yatagan Caron
    3. Bel Ami Hermes
    4. Habit Rouge EDP Guerlain
    5. Sublime Patou
  24. Re: Best sea salt / oceanic salty fragrances for men?

    1+ Vétiver Annick Goutal
  25. Re: I've been at my new job for just under a month now, and I swear...............the deodorizer in

    Here in Spain there is a shower gel called "Sanex 0" that smells like "French Lover"
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    Re: Vetiver, patchouli, and very little else

    Vetiver + Patchouli = Parfum d'Habit (Maître Parfumeur et Gantier)
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    Re: FragranceX.com yo

    Never buy anything from them, unless you want take the risk of loose your money if they loose the package.


    My experience:

    1. August 2009 buyed a 100 ml. bottle of "Encre Noire"

    2. A lot...
  28. Re: Do you ever feel embarrassed talking about fragrances?

    ALWAYS.

    every time I start talking about frags the final result is that people thinks:

    A May he be gay??

    B What a "gilipollas"!

    C What a freak! (usually if I pronounce the name of the...
  29. Re: best/most interesting classic fragrance for everyday/office wear?

    Caron Third man
  30. Re: Guys...What perfume that women wear drives you crazy???

    1º OPIUM (remenbering Sophie Dahl ads...)

    2º Shalimar

    3º Ambre Sultan
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    Re: Who Shops With FragranceX - Feedback?

    D0N'T BUY AT FRAGRANCEX: If your item don't arrive, your money is lost (never refund or resend)

    Past August, I oredered a 100 ml. bottle of Encre Noire, they told me that 08/28/09 was shipped,...
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    Re: What's the fragrance of the decade?

    In my opinion Dior Homme epitomizes the masculine trends of 00-10
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    Re: Mickey Rouke in 9 1/2 Weeks

    Vetiver Extraordinaire (didn't exist then)
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    Re: Floral Fougere recomendations ...

    Without hesitation: Le Troisieme Homme de Caron.

    Fougère + jasmin-carnation + spices

    (y encima se consigue nuevo en gragancenet por 26 €/ 125 ml.!)
  35. Re: Looking for a majestic, warm Jasmine scent, Niche Only please

    Another vote for Caron's Troisieme Homme

    In a more girly (strictly floral, more accurately): L'Haie Freuri du Hameau (L'Artisan Parfurmeur).

    I did an experinent: my mother was wearing L'Haie...
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    Re: The Third Man-Caron

    Buy it! blindly, without hesitation, even if you won't wear it, even if you think is dated...such that beauty should be in any wardrobe
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    Re: Fans of Caron PUH

    Talking about PuH: how similar/different is to "Impact pour Homme"? Is just an eau de parfum, a more concentrated version or is another animal?
  38. Thread: Best Spices

    by Torvo
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    Re: Best Spices

    L'Autre (Dyptique)

    Coriander in Third man (Caron)
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    Re: ~~ S o t D ~~ Sunday 13th December 2009 ~~~

    A brown dust surrounding: BORNEO 1834
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    Re: Post your Top 5 Winter Fragrances

    1. Sables

    2. Borneo 1834

    3. Dzing

    4. Chergui

    5. Comme des Garçons 2 man
  41. Aoud Leather vs. Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, recomendations

    I'm considering to buy Aoud Cuir d'Arabie, but I have seen that Montale has launched a new Aoud-cuir frag: Aoud Leather, I would like to know the main differences between both fragances.

    What's...
  42. Re: Need suggestion for something Luxurious and Masculine

    Sycomore Chanel (hiperluxurious and masculine).

    Vetiver extraordinaire by Frederic Malle editions de parfums.

    Borneo 1834

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie by Montale (maybe a little bit "complicated" but...
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    Fragrancex scam's

    I am really angry with this company: after innumerable complaints, they always send the same e-mail as if I were an idiot:

    "Please note your order was shipped on August 12th by postal airmail...
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    Re: Oh Noe another help me thread!

    20 years?

    1 Encre Noire

    2 L'Instant EDP
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    Re: Formal, arrogant, distant

    Cold, distant, aristocratic almost disagreeable: IRIS SILVER MIST (Serge Lutens).

    Cold, arrogant, angular: VETIVÉR EXTRAORDINAIRE (Editons Frederic Malle).

    Paradoxical (distant and warm): LE...
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    Re: Rediscovering the joy of Coriolan

    Nobody perceives similarities between Coriolan and Grey Flannel-Narciso Rodriguez Him?
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    Diptyque's L'autre: discontinued... or not?

    After Manzanita's adquisition some of the Diptyque's first frags were discontinued, L'Autre among them.

    But some people say that is not discontinued just limited its distribution.

    So Should I...
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    Re: Costume National's Scent Intense

    IMHO very femenine and loud, I can't bear hibiscus seeds in any fragance .

    I bought blind a 30 ml bottle and passed to my sister that is crazy about it.
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    Re: In the mood for green...

    Guerlain Homme: forget all the prejudices, is a fantastic fragance that match perfectly your target

    Virgilio: a little bit more bitter but unique (see German Ebay, I think there is a bottle)
    ...
  50. Perfumers: The best and the worst frag of each one

    Another silly question (I'm bored )

    Pick one famous perfumer and propose what's in your opinion his/her best and his/her worst creation.

    I'm very curious about your perceptions.
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    Re: Does anyone actually wear L'Autre?

    Is one of mu favourite its only flaw is projection/longevity (not totally bad, but could be better)
    But at the end...

    Is discontinued? or limited to central Diptyque's boutique?
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    Re: Am I a Patchouly Anomaly?

    Extra-heavy: Lorenzo Villoresi Patchouli
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    Re: Perfumes the Guide Spring 2009 is available now

    "Aoud Cuir d'Arabie" de Montale 5 stars!

    I would like to know his description to justify the maximun score.

    Finally no Montale-revenge
  54. Re: Given the chance, what would you name a perfume?

    No regrets
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    Sables: projection 0-10?

    I bought a bottle of Sables to Fragancenet some months ago, it was ok: perfectly sealed... but when I apply the juice is almost indetectable for people arround me, and I'm becoming a litle bit...
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    Re: cheap masterpieces

    Caron Third Man

    A relative smelled it, and due to my expensive-frag-reputation, he suposed: "that should cost you arround 120 € , isn't?"
    I said: almost 200
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    Re: Latest Bargains - what were yours?

    Borneo 1834 a new full bottle of 50 ml: 44 €.

    And I'm thinkng about my possible next bargain:

    Amouage Jubilation XXV men, a new full bottle of 100 ml 100 €, is a bargain?
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    Re: Which Cologne(s) Has your Favorite NAME(S)?

    Dans tes bras...
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    Re: Accidental Layering

    neck: Sables + right wrist: Miel de Bois (casual sampling) + left wrist: Ambre Sultan (casual sampling)
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    Re: The perfect 4, quick!

    Cozé (Parfumerie Generale)

    L'Autre (Diptyque)

    Sables (Annick Goutal)

    Voleur de Roses (L'Artisan Parfumeur)
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    Re: My First Enounter with Jicky EPD

    I think that EDP (Eau de Parfum) is the same thing that Parfum de toilette.

    According Mr. Turin Jicky EDP is the best presentation.

    In my opinion is a fantastic fragance, from Marcel Proust to...
  62. Re: Darkest, Sexiest, Velvet, Deepest, Barry White Fragrance

    Something resinous, dark, warm, without too sillage:

    Sables?
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    Re: Behold - The Immortelle Thread!

    SABLES = immortelle soliflor

    EAU NOIRE = immortelle-licorice

    ATTARINE = immortelle-jasmin

    CORIOLAN pss..
  64. Re: Describe the fragrance you are looking for in 2009

    PATCHOULI + CANAPA SATIVA + IMMORTELLE + AOUD That could exists?
  65. Thread: Diptyque

    by Torvo
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    Re: Diptyque

    Manifiesto: L'AUTRE is one of the best male frags ever made: cold spices + patchouli , elegant, masculine, changing...

    (longevity and sillage... pss, but its ephemeral quality make it more...
  66. I'm bored: help me decide a blind buy please

    Justice and human stulticia are blind:

    MPG's Route du Vetiver or Montale's Aoud lime? Which one?

    "Aoud lime" is less rosy than "Black Aoud"? (I gave my botle of BA to my sister and she's...
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    Re: Help in choosing a fragrance? (dark, woody)

    Dark + incenseish + 35£/50ml: Avignon(Comme des Garcons)

    Dark + woody + 85€/100ml: Bois d'Ombrie (Eau d'Italie)

    Dark + Herbal-patchouli + 120€/100ml: Cozé (Parfumerie Generale) MY FAVORITE.
  68. Thread: Bourbon vs Haiti

    by Torvo
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    Bourbon vs Haiti

    What's the difference (in smelling terms) between Haitian Vetiver and Bourbon Vetiver?

    Bourbon vetiver is mentioned as favourite raw material for some parfumers, I would like to know why this...
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    Re: Knock me down with a feather: Aldehydes!

    Vetiver extraordinaire, CdG 2 Man two examples of masculine use of aldehydes.
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    Black Aoud = "femme fatale"?

    After a good Ebay's deal (49€), I received today a full 100ml bottle of Black Aoud.

    I have tested the stuff before buying: medicinal-patchouli and a note of rose, with a great sillage and...
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    Re: The one that hurts the most

    Practical advice: prostitute your memories.

    Go to this "special place" with your nephews and lose the magic of those memories.

    For the fragrance the same thing: Give as a present a bottle of...
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    Re: What fragrance do girls like most?

    No fragance: a natural odeur that indicates that your immunological system is sligthy different from hers.

    The goal is avoid endogamy.
  73. Thread: cut grass

    by Torvo
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    Re: cut grass

    Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca Guerlain.
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    Re: Campsite Fire/ Fireplace smell

    Eau des Iles (Maître Parfumeur et Gantier).
  75. Thread: Superstitions

    by Torvo
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    Superstitions

    Well, I admit it: I'm superstitious, I know it's stupid, infant, primitive ... but I can not help it.


    I tend to associate objects with positive or negative situations, I have good luck shoes, ...
  76. Re: Do you ever smell other people wearing niche fragrances?

    A woman Premier Figuier

    Last week in a train, beside me a snob probably gay man was wearing CdG 2 Man (but I'm not sure that CdG is niche: here in Spain CdG 2 and CdG 2 Man are sold in the main...
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    Re: The next best thing to Bois Blond ?

    Cedre Sandareque (but also limited edition)
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    I'm insane: I love blind buys

    Yes is true, maybe I'm a frustrated gambler, maybe is a way to take a harmless risk, but its true: when I buy blind the scent smells better.

    Le Troissième Homme, Sables, L'Autre... all without a...
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    Re: Your (very) first fragrances

    My dad used to wear "Agua Brava", my mother "Opium" but only in special occasions.

    My first bottle was "Farhenheit": it was THE scent went it come out, and now, each time I smell this weird smell...
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Dans Tes Bras Notes & Info

    The best parfum name.
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    Re: Gentlemen, it's time to get dirty

    Miel de Bois.
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    Re: Your favorite character's scent

    There is a scent by Diptyque: L'EAU LENTE, based on a pre-battle ritual of Alexandros: rub the body with opoponax and spices to attract the favor of the gods in battle.

    Alexander learned this...
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    Re: Power of suggestion vs the sense of smell.

    Miel de Bois = urinal, Diptyque's L'autre = armpit, Musc Ravageur = sex in a bottle...

    Common places, hysterical echoes, fragance is the land of suggestion.
  84. Re: Gentlemen, what is your favorite single fragrance note?

    Patchouli
  85. Thread: Natural Civet

    by Torvo
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    Re: Natural Civet

    Civet man?... or Mr. Crabs?
  86. Thread: Natural Civet

    by Torvo
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    Re: Natural Civet

    ok, so, if as you point, there are significant differences in castoreum, for instance original Yatagan and the nowadays version should are different due to castoreum, or in 1976 castoreum was...
  87. Thread: Natural Civet

    by Torvo
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    Natural Civet

    When perfume industry stopped use natural civet? 60's? pre II WW?

    Has someone smell natural and artificial side by side? Is there significant differences?
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    ...There's Something About Carla

    Who knows Mr. Sarkozy fragance? such a potent magnet! (well, power helps too).
  89. Re: men's fragrances that can smell nice on women too?

    PATCHOULY PATCH (L'Artisan Parfumeur)

    Marketed as unisex (actually "girly") but... aphrodisiac
  90. Re: Fragrances that it's impossible to be found online...

    Goutal's "Eau de Fier"? On-line or on-whatever?

    please suggestions
  91. Poll: Re: POLL : "Dissecting Diptyque" your selection of the best of Dyptique scents

    The best (L'AUTRE) wasn't in the list.

    nor the second best: L'EAU TROIS.

    (ok, ok, both recently discontinued, but Virgilio too...)
  92. Old packaging always means original formulation?

    I was looking for Givenchy Gentleman original juice, and for me, the only signal to find it is the different packaging, but some people says that using the old packaging the juice was reformulated.
    ...
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    If you were a celebrity...

    Yes, suddenly you are a celebrity, and perfume industry needs your aspirational value, but...


    ...What name should have your fragance to define you?


    Please, help the naming-team, nobody...
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    Re: Anything similar to Eau De Iles by MPG?

    Really similar and less loud: "L'eau du Navigateur "( L'Artisan Parfumeur)

    Quite similar: "Cozé" (Parfumerie Generale).
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    Re: What belongs in this Atomizer?

    Delicious Closet Queen
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    Re: "Gay" Perfumes

    Anais-Anais adv had a "lesbian toutch"
  97. Thread: Blind rose?

    by Torvo
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    Blind rose?

    Hello, here again another "trying to write in English":

    I have a question: If I like Voleur de Roses, could I blind-buy Rose Poivrée? Is just switch patchouli and civet? or its a different...
  98. Re: Perfume the Guide: Top ten Mens and Womens fragrances [preview]

    Its curious how people change their opinions and have new perceptions after the wise-man words...
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    My blond fades... Ebay never again!

    Recently I bougth a 15 ml botle of "Daim Blond", I'm really surprised: nobody can smell it.

    Could you rate (0-10) "Daim Blond "sillage?

    After my Ebay botle my vote: 3

    I'm becoming a sillage...
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    Extraordinaire bill

    I'm not specially fan of vetiver but I should admit that Frederic Malle's "Vetiver Extraordinaire" is the best vetiver based scent ever created.

    After first sniff I was transfixed, so I ran to...
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