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  1. Re: Any fans of Montale Attar? Can you describe it?

    How does it/them compare to Amouage attars, please?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Brilliant. I am sure Zzbottom will appreciate the humor in this.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    The problem is that Creed seems to have organized this whole intimidation racket, here on BaseNotes. You can say anything about other brands, but not about Creed. Once you dare blaspheme, no matter...
  4. Re: If you were able to approach Erwin CREED and asked about their fragrance bottles prior to 1970's

    Surely that wouldn't be the last and only argument he'd be left with, right?

    Perhaps he could rather start foaming at the mouth and calling people around "trolls"?
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    Re: fresh and screaming summerrrrr!

    How natural is the lemon note in M. B.? Essential oil-like or more Lemon Pledge kind of thing? Thanks.
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    Re: perfumed court decanters: is it legit?

    Used them quite a bit. Not cheap, but not absurdly expensive. There is a fair, if sometimes expensive connection between what they charge and what they offer.

    I prefer to use them and to pay for...
  7. Re: Creed New Fragrance for 2012 - Inspried by the Amalfi Coast of Italy

    I think we should be nice to the Basenotes people. They just had to deal with one of the blatant Creed plants posting under different identities. The remaining ones must miss him (-:
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    Re: L'Artisan l'EAU du Navagateur

    Again, a matter of the specific crop. Granted, some are on the weak side.
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    Re: L'Artisan l'EAU du Navagateur

    While L'Artisan Parfumeur doesn't expose the bordering-on-horrible inconsistency other brands - such as [self-censored, cough] - do, they do use a good # of natural ingredients so not all bottles are...
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    Re: L'Artisan l'EAU du Navagateur

    Wow. I like L'Artisan quite a bit, but I have four bottles and some samples only.

    43??

    Tell us more!
  11. Re: Xerjoff 1861 review and a free full bottle givaway

    You are more than welcome, as what you say above about yourself is obvious in your honest bearing and distinguished manners. I didn't say one word not to be true or to be gratuitously complimentary. ...
  12. Re: Xerjoff 1861 review and a free full bottle givaway

    Cairomerta is an exemplary BaseNotes member. Despite business interest in Xerjoff, he comes across like a very pleasant member, he avoids spamming, he is upfront about his affiliation, and even finds...
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    Re: New Haarlem murdered GIT...

    In an armwrestling match between Laurice and Erwin... who would win?

    Keep in mind, the use of chemical weapons to get the opponent dizzy would be forbidden. That interdiction includes the gas...
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    Re: New Haarlem murdered GIT...

    It's fine. I thought I saw humor in your prose and played on it. (-:
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    Re: New Haarlem murdered GIT...

    I experienced my first major loss today

    Oh goodness, now there's a tragedy. Compared to that, losing a mother or a daughter, a house or a limb ... it's all small potatoes (-:
  16. Thread: GIT Question

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    Re: GIT Question

    Sometimes, regardless of what brand we are talking about, appreciating the level of the "unused" bottle is a little hard... I had sprayed bottles which looked really full and never-sprayed bottles...
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    Re: Scent to make car smell nice?

    Especially when you have other people in the car - giving rides to friends or something - I find it more considerate to pour on a piece of cotton [just] a couple of drops of essential oils: lemon [or...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    On topic??

    No comment.
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    Hey, hey, hey... go easy on personal attacks yourselves. I have NOT participated in this thread and have been attacked out of the blue.

    Other than that, I will not respond in kind, I leave it to...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    Funnily enough, I haven't posted anything in a Creed thread for more than a week, yet Samplermike/Gecko/Topsail/Fumegator [yep, moderators, they are all the same, and I even forgot one identity, do...
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    Re: Something that smells like.......

    I suggest L'Eau d'Artisan. Not big on the sweetness, but that's not a deficiency in my book.
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    Re: " 24 " fragrance by scent story ?

    My name is Coco Bauer, you are gonna tell me what I wanna hear about how I smell.
    It's just a matter of how much you want it to hurt.
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    Re: Do any mens fragrances smell like a bakery?

    Uden by Xerjoff hasn't been mentioned, I believe.

    It smells not like a specific piece of pastry, but like a truly high-class French bakery in full bloom.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    What's the price?
  25. Re: If you mix 5 ml of Tunisian neroli oil in 100 ml 95% alcohol, would it be a perfect cologne?

    This is fascinating. Many of us have played with essential oils and other materials, without being awfully happy with what we achieved.

    Did you succeed in creating such a Neroli cologne by...
  26. Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    As suspected, Creed fanatics continue to attack through all means. The way the brand's relationship with anything resembling truth is vague at best, the same way those who propagate this brand as the...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed air freshner.

    What was the price, please?
  28. Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    An honorable person should be ashamed of this piece of pure slander. Unlike Creed fanatics, I never drown the moderators with whining about how somebody has a different opinion from myself. This time...
  29. Re: Is this the oldest Creed bottle you've ever seen ?

    In moderator's attention: I have nothing to do with "DirtyPony" and I am not writing here under more than one name.

    I ask you to kindly investigate the matter, using the best methods at your...
  30. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Couldn't agree more!

    Redneck is an example of [by no means "redneck," but here comes in a true sense of humor] educated perfume lover who likes certain fragrances, some of which may happen to be...
  31. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Thank you Jcrich for your pleasant demeanor and exquisite conversation, enjoy your entire collection and have a wonderfully fragrant day... tomorrow, I guess, now it must be pretty late in England.
  32. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    I am ALWAYS admitting that freely and happily. Of course that there are thousands of customers or more who are extremely happy with their Creed fragrances, some of whom highly knowledgeable and...
  33. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    No, don't be a victim now, obviously not everybody who likes some Creeds and buys them is a rep, but some of the most strident people, those who don't *debate* ideas but try to *crash* people,...
  34. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    One thing you will notice, The Good Life, is that blatantly Creed-connected people (who just "happen" to know this and that Creed distributor, who just "happen" to interview Erwin etc.) always...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed Potency?

    Perhaps the threads about Creed batches should be fine-tuned in threads about sub-batches, then sub-sub-batches etc.
  36. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Here's one more thing one can buy with $1,300.

    http://shoeblogs.com/2007/01/13/overpriced-and-ugly/

    Equally tempting. What should one do?
  37. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Brilliant, almost as brilliant as Kron's stellar acronym, but not as much a work of genius as Martin's "me too" response. That required a lot of individual thinking.

    Coming from guys who complain...
  38. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Dear Kron, so nice of you to care. Trust me, as a real professional with a real life not-related to perfume retail, I would become rather depressed if the pinnacle of my social life would be embodied...
  39. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    A splendid idea.

    On the other hand, those hats would probably sell for $1599.99, so I say this could become a surrealist conundrum.
  40. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    You should apply this precept when you attack fellow BaseNoters who happen not to share the jihadist Creed Credo.

    You flatter yourself if you believe you abide by forum decorum and rules: you...
  41. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    I thank the kind Creed salesmen for their attention, but I really believe that the dignity of this forum is above this kind of childish attacks, so I will not respond in kind. (I have to admit it...
  42. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    Expect the plants to also raise the stakes through anticipatory drooling and absurdly ecstatic comments. Besides the already known, expect lots of August- and September-registered new BN-ers, who...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Oh, give me a break, I am not "trolling," I just occasionally respond to only the most obvious Creed spamming. (I pretend to ignore the subtler one.)

    One should also note that vulgar, offensive...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    As I understood what you're saying, you did not pretend you've visited the (in)famous Creed HQ, like some of those propagandizing for the brand preposterously infer, but you offered an informed...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    When it comes to woeful differences between batches of Creed, differences substantiated not by one person, but by dozens of commentators, what the Creed salesmen would like you to believe is: nothing...
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    Re: GIT - Drives the Women Crazy

    Yes, it is all true. Cary Grant wore this, alongside Napoleon, Genghis Han, Julius Caesar, Bill Gates and Moses.

    There is a rumor about Stephen Hawking as well, but the casuality has never been...
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    Re: Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    Those are the good ones, then! Sweet, indeed.
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    Re: Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    That's insensitive.

    Young Erwin needs new cars, many of them, and unless he sells $3-worth one star hotel room-sprays for $300, he might not get the latest Ferrari.

    How can you be so heartless?
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    Re: Just got my decant of Aventus... (Kron)

    Be careful. You'll soon be declared "a hater" . . .
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Quite interesting.

    That happens easily when you believe a couple of Creed plants who blatantly hype up a given fragrance, rather than "trust but verify" with your own nose.

    I never bought any...
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    Re: Another "Iz Creed Wurth it" Thread

    Hi, I was one of the unbelievers but, due to some generous indoctrination from the powers-to-be at BaseNotes, I can tell you that much, now that I've been educated: Creed is worth every single cent....
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    PS: Why do you state that Creed wouldn't have the "inclination" to do this?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sh163n1lJ4M
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    A session involving prolonged marination in the ashiest batches of Aventus should remind one of this classic gem:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBFBdQM7Eq4
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    I just found an interesting older thread in which both Zizanioides and TheGoodLife debunk the brazen Creed propaganda quite well:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/257727-Creed-Royal-Warrants

    Do...
  55. Re: Amouage Homage Attar Old & New Style Packaging

    The white one is slightly heavier on citrus, and more easily wearable by men, also just a tad "dissonant," you actually feel some top notes followed by mellowing down, the red/brown one is nicely...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    You did bother to write the above, though, which is a contradiction. It's absolutely fascinating to see how, based on such a flimsy criterion as contribution to a fragrance website, people know so...
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    Re: Advice on where to buy Creed

    If you also place your order through one of those sites that offer some cash back you can add that benefit to the coupon. (Needless to say, my advice doesn't apply only to Creed, but to any...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    "Redneck," thank you.

    You are a gentleman and a man with a healthy sense of proportions. That you like some Creeds is therefore forgivable (-:

    Have a wonderfully fragrant day and thank you for...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    How wonderful, a Royal Oud thread.

    It was long due!
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    Did Amouage ever pretend that Homage was created for "Prophet" Muhammad?
    Did Bond no. 9 ever pretend that Sean Connery wears their concoctions?
    Did Clive Christian try to peddle the good name of...
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    Re: Who sets the bar any higher than Creed?

    Missed me I take it?

    "They won't be satisfied until everyone else hates Creed as much as they do. seriously perverse etc."

    Some take fragrances way too seriously. It's not the end of the...
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    Re: Creed Jardin d'Amalfi...Unisex?

    Credit Cards know no gender and Creed does not discriminate in that respect. (-:
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    From the propaganda brochure:

    "Yet CREED offers mindful and responsible luxury; part of proceeds from U.S. sales of Royal-Oud benefits child health in India via the nonprofit organization Global...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    North Indian Oud? Is it "royal"? In what concentration is it being used? One drop in the whole van or less?
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    Re: Should I give Aventus another chance?

    Correction: ROYAL burning tires. Correction no.2: ROYAL bitter smoke.

    P.S. Find some solace: the presence of the ROYAL (bathroom deodorant) "pineapple" ain't helping much.
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    Re: What's your favorite part of GIT?

    Thanks a bunch.

    You caught my attention.
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    Re: What's your favorite part of GIT?

    Please tell us more - thanks.
  68. Re: My first fake Creed Millesimme Imperiale from ebay

    Interestingly so, there's only one other BN poster who kept talking about me being an addict. Apparently there are some old feuds at work here, before I even joined. On the other hand, Fumegator...
  69. Re: My first fake Creed Millesimme Imperiale from ebay

    No problem, Bigsly, thanks for yours, and may I say I appreciate your posts very much.

    Peace out.
  70. Re: My first fake Creed Millesimme Imperiale from ebay

    Bigsly, my genuine apology.

    Think about the possibilities: did I really try to be insulting? or was I using jocularity in order to confirm/enhance your legitimate inquiry?

    What we see these...
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    Re: Batch Variations

    No need, but thank you for your politeness.

    I know quite well that there are some Creed shills out there, attempting to suffocate free speech and the unmasking of their shenanigans, and then there...
  72. Re: My first fake Creed Millesimme Imperiale from ebay

    What an irrelevant question. It's all about the status. Smell has little to do with it all.
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    Re: Did You ever ...

    That's why your marriage DID last 32 years!
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    Re: Batch Variations

    I am certain what you are saying is true. Never said that all those who would like the products of a given house are automatically groupies. In some cases, the shoe fits.

    Thank you for your...
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    Re: Batch Variations

    Or perhaps it's true love... who knows? (*:

    Let's give honest-to-God groupies the benefit of the doubt.
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    Re: Batch Variations

    Dullah, you obviously know your stuff. So this is not to add anything to what you say, just to express an honest (barbarism alert) flabbergastedness.

    In fact, even if the best imaginable...
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    No problem, it's far from being my favorite anything, but I knew that the admirers of Erwin will be delighted (-:
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    Re: CREED Original Cologne

    Well, young "royal" Erwin needs a couple dozens new cars, doesn't he? So a 90,000% markup is understandable.

    On the other hand, this latest Erwin Creed advertisement makes up in good taste what it...
  79. Re: Difference between (vintage) Eau de Rochas POUR Homme and (new) Eau de Rochas Homme?

    I used to love the old Eau. Must try this newer one.

    Dullah, besides Eau Sauvage and Neroli Sauvage, what other references might you offer? Thanx.
  80. Re: Is Olivier Creed really a pro level golfer, mount everest climber and world champion sailor?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_50zj7J50U
  81. Re: Is Olivier Creed really a pro level golfer, mount everest climber and world champion sailor?

    Sexy and long-dead?

    I dare suggest sexy may be a notch overstated and long-dead a tad premature.
  82. Re: Just opened a sample of ROYAL OUD from Louis in the city...

    Take into account please the very low cost... after all Louis in the city has to pay rent.

    Think about it: the moment "Royal" Oud moves from the Creed Boutique to the internet discounters, even if...
  83. Re: Is Olivier Creed really a pro level golfer, mount everest climber and world champion sailor?

    The Mazeltov Laundry Chain offers no refunds on the basis of unpredictable physiological processes for which The Mazeltov Laundry Chain can not be rendered responsible, either ethically or in a court...
  84. Re: Is Olivier Creed really a pro level golfer, mount everest climber and world champion sailor?

    He'd been in fact for the last thirty years the next former James Bond.
  85. Re: Can't believe I'm doing this... (GIT content)

    I bet the Creed profiteers also cried.... all the way to the bank.
  86. Re: Creed Question- Decided on Irish Tweed...now where should I get it from?

    Also keep in mind that buying full price directly from the Creed Boutique did not spare many BaseNoters the experience of getting varying qualities and experimental variations of Aventus and of other...
  87. Re: Is Olivier Creed really a pro level golfer, mount everest climber and world champion sailor?

    Lord Olivier was also spotted giving Queen Cleopatra her Last Bath (which was supposed to inaugurate a new religion but was superseded by the more annoying - and less hygienic, not to mention...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    Man, you do know your boss rather well !!


    (-:
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    I believe you.
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    Well, if some crook claims he is selling unicorn s**t for ten thousand dollars an ounce, I wouldn't believe that buying the "product" first is a prerequisite before saying, as Robert did, It's a pass...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    It might have been the quality of the fragrance, not the strength. Perhaps the date was being polite.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Welcome to BaseNotes, Louis. Again. And again. (-:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    It sounds like the beginning of a creepy yet haunting Hitchcock movie.

    I recommend lye.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Thank you, MT, I am relieved, have a nice day yourself.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    Man, I do have to work on intelligibility... (/:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    When I tried it it lasted about 80 minutes on me. Way too much.
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    Re: The Definition of "Getting Out of Fragrance"

    It's a bargain. He offers free shipping after all (-:

    PS I perceive lots and lots of JOY there. . .
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    Re: What is a Cheaper Alternate to Aventus

    Here's a strong possibility.

    http://www.amazon.com/Slatkin-Concentrated-Spray-Pineapple-Orchid/dp/B0020MHES2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1308621698&sr=8-2
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    Re: Music and Fragrance - striking parallels

    Perfumisto, mea culpa as charged, mea maxima culpa.

    I simply went by the criterion of Justin Bieber being way more mature and showing off a way more interesting personality, by comparison only,...
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    Re: Music and Fragrance - striking parallels

    Not liking Erwin seems to me more akin to not liking Justin Bieber, not Beethoven, but chacun à son goût. (-'
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