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    Broken Bulgari Black Sprayer

    HELP! My Bulgari Black Atomizer is on the fritz. Any help? I remember a thread years ago that covered this.
  2. Re: What scent do you smell on just about everyone & which one almost never?

    What I smell often:

    ADG
    Cool Water
    Generic Watery Fragrances
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    Re: Most overrated and underrated

    Wow...

    GIT is my personal fave. It's fresh without being annoyingly so. But to each their own.

    I would have to agree that many BNers (myself included) tend to underrate popular designer frags...
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    Re: Unusual Fragrance Associations

    M7 reminds me of the smell that emits from my wood stove on a winter day.

    Rive Gauche reminds me of my 1st ever Shaving Cream.
  5. Re: Help..looking for real nice light scent that isnt....

    I think any of 4 Creed's would work (SMW, Himalaya, GIT or MI). I like L'Artisan's Tea for Two. It's somewhat smokey, but not at all offensive, overpowering or cloying.

    Sandalwood by Trumpers...
  6. Re: Smelled a few, bought one...Neiman's and Nordies

    I thought I was the only one in Charlotte.

    Ever been to Potion on East Blvd?
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    Re: Frags with Great Sillage

    That's exactly how I feel. I only use 2 or 3 sprays at most (1 if it's Pi). With the Rive Gauch especially it is tough to smell the base (which is my favorite part).

    Maybe it is fatigue. Come...
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    Frags with Great Sillage

    I was just thinking about my fragrance collection. While A couple have really great sillage (GIT and M7). The majority stick very close to the skin (Douce Amere, Rive Gauche, Floris Santal,...
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    Re: Deep Thoughts on L'Artisan

    I don't get the complaints about longevity. Dzing was a little short natured, but Merchant Loup (my fragrance today) has lasted 11 hours on my skin. This is just a sample vial too. Most sample...
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    Re: Advice for a 17 year old guy

    What to look for in your 4 choices

    DG PH--It'll start off with some lemon citrus, but a very dirty scent due to the tobacco. It's wonderful.

    The Dreamer--I've sampled this a couple of times....
  11. Re: Newbie needs suggestions for new cologne

    Good choices

    2 Suggestions

    1. Buy Decants with the spray/atomizers. These more accurately reflect the longevity of the fragrance then a roll on/splash bottle (Note: The actual fragrance will...
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    Re: Advice for a 17 year old guy

    I really like the Rive Guache suggestion as well as the Armani Code and DG Ph. Will also nominate Bulgari Black. It's the perfect fragrance to raise eyebrows and when it drys down, the ladies will...
  13. Re: What am I wearing?

    Hmmmm....Although It's tempting to guess MR by FM, I don't think that it contains tangerine as much as orange.

    I'm going with Laguna Homme. It contains most of the referenced notes.
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    Re: What am I wearing?

    Smoldering, Emboldened, Saucy and Fearless

    Sounds like M7 to me!
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    Alternative for LV Musk?

    I was wanting to buy a musk fragrance and I really enjoyed Lorenzo Villoresi Musk but their are 2 reasons why I hesitate.

    1. The Price

    and

    2. It has a bottom oak moss note. That note...
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    Re: What was your best blind buy?

    My best:

    1. M7
    2. Floris Santal

    My ok:

    1. Aquaman Rochas
    2. Caron L'Anarchiste
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    Re: JPG's Le Male-Recommendations?

    I'll add Unforgivable and second Varvatos. Also liked Armani Code as well as Bulgai Black (not sure how new, but it's AWESOME!).

    If you've got cash to spare, I really liked Bond no 9 Hamptons...
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    Re: Fragrence for debaucherous Occasion

    Why not a gourmand? Your fragrance will demand the girls to eat you alive. Amen is devilishly delicious and both chocolate and vanilla are aphrodisiacs.
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    Re: What would Will Ferrell wear?

    Fcuk.
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    Re: Question for the Ladies

    Here's the thing

    My mother doesn't really wear many fragrances. She has a bottle of no 5 and thats it.

    What happened was that she saw that I bought a bottle of Douce Amere and wanted to test...
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    Re: Much hyped frags revisited.

    Here is my list

    Rive Gauche: Every bit as good as advertised. I love it; can't get enough

    Bulgari Black: One smell has me hooked, definitely will be buying

    M7: At first I was worried, over...
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    Re: Give me a blind buy!

    It's not Cigars and Smoke, but dang I really liked Bulgari Black. I sampled it tonight and it has some similarities with 2 other good fragrances (Ambre Sultan and Dzing). I wouldn't recommend the...
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    Question for the Ladies

    Ladies,

    I've got to buy my mother a fragrance.

    I sampled a couple tonight (Hypnotic Poison, CoCo, Lovely)

    My thoughts:

    Hypnotic Poison = PI. I know they aren't exactly the same, but the...
  24. Re: Now that I'm single again, what do I wear to "attract"?

    Personally I think you should cater it to the atmosphere and ambience. For example, in a coffee shop you will be dealing with an environment with multiple food smells. A good gourmand might blend...
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    Re: A fresh, clean musk...

    Anybody know of any aquatic musks? I was smelling a new soap and it smelled wonderful and it made me think of an aquatic musk.
  26. Re: Hello guys!! Advice for teen fragrance?

    I'd say give him something that will give him a leg up on all the Aqua di Gio/Cool Water/Polo Blue/Abercrombie crowd.

    I'd give him John Varvatos. A wonderfully pleasing smell and it's way...
  27. Re: help me pick out a gift!!! pleeeeease!

    I live in NC which certainly is a warm climate. I think if you want to get him a year round fragrance a good candidate might be PH by Dolce and Gabanna. Reasonalbe price with a clean Lemon scent...
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    Re: Need a man's opinion!

    I'm very surprised that no one has mentioned it. However there is a company called Genderme (Gendarme?sp?). It produces fragrance that are specifically designed to not cause allergic reactions. ...
  29. Re: A former sweet addict now looking for a 'masculine' designer frag

    You want something that's masculine

    Masculine is tobacco, woods, etc.

    A good designer wood is the aforementioned M7. It starts with a smoky, woody blast and cools down to a nice warm radiant...
  30. Re: "I'm Cumming" LOL! MUST WATCH FRAGRANCE ADD!!

    Creeeeepppy!
  31. Re: What do you wear when you don't want to stand out....

    If I want to smell like every other guy I'd wear 5 shots of some Axe crap that my brother has.

    But I never want to smell like any other guy.

    So when I'm trying to wear something that's...
  32. Thread: Wwe

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    Re: Wwe

    Do you smell what the Rock is perfuming ?!?!
  33. Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    My 2 pesos.

    How do I define a well crafted fragrance.

    I have a few general guidelines.

    1. Do the notes blend? Is there a note that sticks out in an unbearable or aggravating way?

    2. ...
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    Re: Define green fragrances

    I think these posts sum it up well. Green runs a pretty big gambit. It can include various herbs and greens (mint, rosemary), different grass smells, and lighter less woody woods (bamboo leaves). ...
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    Re: The (Almost) Identical Fragrances Thread

    I found that Habit Rouge (Citrus top/Vanilla heart) has some similarities with Opium by YSL which also shares a very similar middle with Xyerus Rouge by Givenchy (Strong Red Pepper Accord).
  36. Re: Can You Trust Buying Green Irish Tweed on Ebay?

    It really depends on who the seller is. Check his reputation. Is it good? Have people complained about strange fragrances or fake ones? Is he new?
  37. Re: Seeking an EDT which is a Nivea balm-alike

    I too like the Nivea smell. I can detect a slight hint of amber, however I'm not sure what else is in it. Very nice smell though.
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    Re: Easy-on-the-Wallet Gems

    I've seen Magnetism at TJMaxx for 20. A steal.

    You could also get Givenchy PI for probably around 20 on EBay. I think you can get Hermes Eau D'Orange Vert and Equipage for 30 or under.

    All...
  39. Re: What is the most *unusual* and *unique* fragrance you have EVER tried?

    A tie between

    Adg and Cool Water


    LOL.
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    Scent of the Day Saturday September 9

    My First SotD thread!!! @ 12:30 am


    Haven't thought about my SotD

    Probably will go Himalaya.
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    Re: Bad choices for famous people

    Paris Hilton: Angel Innocent (Innocent, yeah right), Love In White (Or Anything else in White for that matter) or Curious (We saw what happens when you mix this with video recording equipment)

    The...
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    Re: Your top 3 that ARE NOT SWEET

    1. GIT
    2. L'Anarchiste
    3. Himalaya/M7 (summer/winter)

    I think every other fragrance I have is a sweet one.
  43. Re: Fireworks in crisp autumn/fall night air...

    L'Anarchiste is kind of metally, but in a bloody day light massacre type of way.
  44. Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    I wouldn't go so far as to call CW cheap, but their are differences in quality. First for me the CW doesn't last nearly as long, second the power of the top notes is much much stronger than the...
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    Pick My Fragrance

    Dinner Party this Evening.

    Heres what I got:

    GIT
    Himalaya
    L'Anarchiste
    Habit Rouge
    Floris Santal
    GFT
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    Re: Something Like Beyond Paradise

    Tommy Bahama's Very Cool has a Mango like top note.
  47. Re: Alright boys got me a date! What to wear?

    Depends on where you're going.

    Going to dinner at an upscale, black tie joint?

    Chergui.

    Going to a party with a blazer and jeans?

    John Varvatos
  48. Re: Quick vote: Floris Santal or Armani Code

    I like both. I'm not sure which I like More. I love the Tonka in Code, but Santal is a beautiful, calmer fragrance.
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    Re: Trustworthy Creed?

    Because Bond No 9 advertised on Basenotes for some time. They specifically advertised their clearance. They don't sell items year round, just at specific times when they are clearing house.
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    Re: Trustworthy Creed?

    Bingo. Creedirect is money. Bond No 9, perfectly legit.
  51. Re: GIT vs. Coolwater -- Afraid to see.....

    For me GIT is completely different from Coolwater

    GIT on my skin starts off with a Lemony, Grass Smell. It then dries down to a "white" light fragrance that has a blend between a floral/woody...
  52. Re: New fall fragrance, long-lasting, sillage, etc.?

    Thats odd because one of the prominent notes in Armani Code is Tonka which is very similar to vanilla.

    I'm actually of similar taste because Vanilla notes tend to be a little cloying to me whereas...
  53. Re: Yet Another "OMG Kouros Smells Just Like..." Thread!

    I went and sample Kouros again hoping I wouldn't get the piss note.


    And I didn't. It actually reminded me of black licorice.

    However I never liked black licorice so I passed.
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    Re: Are The Best Scents Behind Us?

    5 years from now they may extract oils from Algaes in the sea or maybe from an exotic grass in the rainforest that as of right now is unknownst.

    There are an unlimited number of possibilities. ...
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    Re: Chergui - 1st wearing

    Go with Douce Amere. Arabie can be kind of medicinal at times. Douce is delightful IMHO.
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    Re: Charlotte, NC

    Two of them Perfumania and Fragrance Outlet. Perfumania is in all of the local malls. The one in Concord Mills has a good collection of YSL, including Rive Gauche and M7.
  57. Re: House Referendum -- Yves Saint Laurent

    Thanks for clarifying that
  58. Re: House Referendum -- Yves Saint Laurent

    I have to disagree w/ Guerlain and CdG. To me designer means a house that specializes in other forms (clothes, bags, shoes, etc.)

    To my knowledge Guerlain and CdG only do fragrances, thus that...
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    Re: Suggestions for a fresh, sexy frag!

    I would second Geir. I'm sure someone is decanting a little. Also think about SMW by Creed. To me it's very fresh, very clean but has a seductive currant note.
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    Re: Marine/Aqua Scents

    Good definition.
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    The Fragrance Every Man Must Try

    Just wanted to see what everyone else thought. If you were to tell a guy he "HAS" to try one fragrance what would it be?

    To me

    GIT.

    Classic.
  62. Re: first serious compliment since starting basenotes!

    Green Irish Tweed also elicited my first positive comments. What a wonderful fragrance. Everyman should wear this.
  63. Re: House Referendum -- Yves Saint Laurent

    I have one complaint about YSL. Why won't they produce M7 Fresh in the US. How frustrating.

    Another poster said it, they are the top of the line Designer fragrance line. Unique fragrances that...
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    Re: Blind Buy

    Arabie = An arabian market. Dates, Figs, Etc.

    Ambre Sultan = Smoky, Ambery Sweetness.

    Douce Amere = Similar to Ambre Sultan but the Sweetness isn't as ambery to me, it's more of a...
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    Re: Daytime colognes for college?

    Give us your ideal price range.
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    Re: Please help me decide.

    I may get laughed at for suggesting this, but if you are looking for an oriental style scent with some warmth and sweetness I think Black Code by Armani wouldn't be a bad choice. The tonka note...
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    Re: Charlotte, NC

    Potion at East Blvd is a licensed Creed dealer.

    Crabtree and Evelyn is also at North Lake Mall.
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    Re: Scent usage in your area...

    Here in North Carolina.

    Cool Water is popular, so is Curve. Abercrombie and Fitch is all over the place as is Tommy. I've seen guys with Kenneth Cole stuff.

    A coworker asked what I was...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I got one from Malle today also (same stuff).

    So far that's 19 fragrances from 5 companies.
  70. Re: Only using Adg...need a new fragrance

    Creed's Himalaya to me is an incredible clean/fresh feeling. I also like the GFT line. They have multiple goodies.
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    Re: Thoughts on these choices

    Someone else mentioned Trumpers Sandalwood and I have to second that. It is a perfectly, conservative, good smelling office scent.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Hermes arrived with 2 samples. Mighty stingy eh (not the ones I wanted, should've been more specific).
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    Re: Is Gendarme manly?

    I thought it was very gender-less. Very plain and clean. Nothing gender specific about it.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I got a response and they directed me to a retailer here in Charlotte. I'm psyched.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Trumpers sample arrived. Recieved Extract of Lime, GFT, Bay Rum, Sandalwood and one other.

    Also decided to give Creed a shot. Here goes nothing.

    Still waiting on Caron, Truefitt and Hill and...
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    Re: Is tonka toxic?

    Tonka is intoxicating. Yum.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    Ditto here. And I am happy to have more to try.
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    Re: Thoughts on these choices

    With those circumstances I would also recommend tea for two. Getting a sample shouldn't be that hard. I got some free by requesting them from the Soho botique in NY. They mailed them to me w/in 3...
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    Maybe the moss was peed on by a dog.
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    Re: Thoughts on these choices

    I've sampled half the stuff on your list. Here are my thoughts

    Tea for Two: One of the most wearable scents ever. Just so nice. Agreeable yet distinguishable. Definitely a good choice.
    ...
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    Re: Top 3 frags for a night out clubbing?

    I think it depends on your skintype, your tastes, and location etc.

    In a club you definitely want something distincitive, strong and long lasting. Since you know 90% will be wearing Cool Water or...
  82. Re: Mugler Cologne winner of Scent Synchronization Day!

    Maybe we could get some support for this and get Mugler to sponsor a charity event. 1 dollar for everyone who wears this to an important charity.
  83. Re: Mugler Cologne winner of Scent Synchronization Day!

    I'm game.
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    I think European when I smell Kouros.
    I've tried to give it 3 tries and can't get past that top note.
    It smells like your a peeing on the counter.
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    Re: SotD Thursday August 3

    Sampling Arabie by Serge Lutens.

    Good stuff.
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    Charlotte, NC

    In Charlotte (excluding the Belks, Hechts, Dillards, etc. and the Perfumania mall chains)

    L'Ocitane (North Lake)
    Sephora (South Park)
    Neiman Marcus (coming Sept to South Park)

    Anyone else...
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    Re: Recommendations for a work cologne

    I don't think you can go wrong with Creed. They are a very gentlemanly style colognes. Good for office work.
  88. Re: Creeds Green Irish Tweed versus Davidoffs cool water, any others

    I think it all depends on your noses trigger points.

    Each nose is sensitive to different stimuli more than others.

    For me GIT and CW are nothing alike. CW comes off as spicy and peppery...
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    Re: Buying Serge Lutens

    I actually just got a sample sent to me from Barneys. However they don't have it online. I guess I'll call the store to see if I can order it via phone or something.
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    Buying Serge Lutens

    I'm looking to buy Chergui from Serge Lutens. The Ebay price is 189.00 bucks. Double what the normal Serge Luten's costs. Anyone know where you can get these online?
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    Re: Creed Reputable Online Retailers

    creeddirect = Bond no 9.

    Very Reputable
  92. Re: Rive Gauche: This could be a classic..

    I think thats what makes colognes great. Each wearer is so unique. I think Onyx has a much stronger middle (maybe the Juniper) whereas RG to me is very soapy and powdery and not overpowering at all.
  93. Re: Rive Gauche: This could be a classic..

    I sampled it on my skin for the first time and was blown away. It reminded me of a classic shaving cream. That happens to be a smell I absolutely love.

    I am definitely getting some of this.
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I GOT MY SAMPLES!!! Barneys came through in a pinch and hooked me up.

    Everything I asked for I got (Arabie, Santal Blanc, Chergui, Douce Amere and Daim Blond)

    Also L'Artisan send me 5 samples...
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    Re: Miller Harris Fragrancies

    I've tried Citron Citron and loved it. Excellent Citrus IMHO.
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    Poll: Re: Average amount of sprays ??

    This reminds me of the Budweiser "Mr Too Much Cologne Wearer" real men of genius commercial.

    To quote

    "Like a bullhorn, your cologne announces your every arrival, four blocks before you get...
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    Re: THIS frag should be better known.

    I would like to see Citron Citron get a little more run. While it doesn't have great staying power, the first couple of hours are too die for. I love the lime in the top note, it is fabulous. To...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I called Barneys, got transferred around and a lady in their fragrance department wrote down my address and my wish list and said that she would pass it on to someone who could help.

    We will see...
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    Poll: Re: Fake Creed

    File a complaint with Ebay. I think their is a thread that shows how you can tell fake Creed's or not (Oliver Creed may have mentioned it in an interview). If he advertises it as Creed and it's...
  100. Re: Notes In Men's Fragrances: Some Interesting Numbers

    I'd be curious to see some of the other notes. It would be an astounding amount of work to say the least but man it would be interesting to see a total breakdown of all notes and how many fragrances...
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