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  1. Re: If You Had to Have A Signature Scent, What Would It Be?

    Pasha (vintage)
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    Re: The Official Creed Viking Thread - Part 2

    Can't remember when my last blind buy was (quelle horreur!), so... I've just ordered Viking. The discussions here have intrigued me. Will definitely report back. :thumbup:
  3. [International] Re: Tauer Lonesome Rider, Fougère Royale, AdP CC, MCDI Cuir Garamante, Vintage Tiffany, Loewe, Monta

    Updated Sept. 13th
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Ombré Leather 16

    I'm also new to Ombré Leather and am hooked! I own Tuscan Leather, too, but rarely wear it because there's something in it that becomes harsh and offputting after a few hours. Ombré Leather, by...
  5. [International] Re: Tauer, Fougère Royale, MCDI Cuir Garamante, Vint. Tiffany, Loewe pH, Prada, Floris Mahon Leather

    Updated May 29th
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you carry a pocket atomizer ?

    I keep a selection of atomizers in my work bag. They're in a little pouch that I also keep various pain meds in! :laugh:
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    Re: Just got my PE BVO and, in a word:

    Thanks, Demon. First time I'm hearing about it.
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    Re: Just got my PE BVO and, in a word:

    So I must have missed the chatter - what does the abbreviation stand for? :huh:
  9. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    David Jourquin - Cuir Tabac

    A patchouli bomb with a bit of tobacco and no discernable leather. Reminds me of the A*Men series, including an unpleasant screechy-sweet, musky vanilla. I'll try it...
  10. Re: what are some scents you used to love that you dont anymore

    At the moment, it's Kouros. Hoping that'll change when it gets hot. I think I've got two or three back-up bottles! :D
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    Re: What is your "Go To" scent??

    My top three go-to scents would be:

    Creed Bois du Portugal
    Cartier Pasha
    Roja Dove Vetiver Extrait

    They're always good - any time, any occasion.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd June, 2016

    http://www.pnicolai.com/569-thickbox_default/new-york-intense.jpg
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    Re: Trendsetters in perfumery? Milestones.

    Good ones. I'd definitely add Bel Ami (1986).
  14. Re: earth shattering news: Creed make fantastic fragrances

    I love several Creeds (especially BDP, OV and Royal Mayfair) and am entirely indifferent to their marketing.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Well, I wore it yesterday, but since I'm just not into Kouros at the moment, I wore Scandal pour Homme at the same time, which was a nice combination. Once the summer heat arrives, I'll give it a...
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    Re: Your favorite fresh spicy/woody fragrance?

    Cartier Pasha (except for the latest reform.) is another great one in that category.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th May, 2016

    L'ADDM together with New York Intense. :D
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    Poll: Re: Which Creed scents?

    My favorites, in order of preference:

    Bois du Portugal
    Royal Mayfair
    Original Vetiver
    Aventus
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    Re: Floris Fragrance Favorites...

    Yeah, I agree with that review - Floris Vetiver is by far the best I've tried from the house, and it's a shame that it was discontinued. I still have a couple of bottles, but my wife (who loves the...
  20. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    12 sprays of New York Intense. I'm at home today, so that'll likely increase. Oh, and I'm also wearing 3 sprays of Gengis Khan.
  21. Re: Popular scents that everybody loves that you dont!

    Agree with these two. My problem with Azzaro PH is the same issue I have with Rive Gauche PH: anise! Anything with prominent anise is just sickening to me. LIDGE, unsurprisingly, was also not to my...
  22. Thread: Which houses?

    by ebear
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    Poll: Re: Which houses?

    Voted for Creed, Malle, Amouage and Roja Dove.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st May, 2016

    Pasha de Cartier
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    Re: bois du portugal similarities

    You're very welcome. I'm wearing both right now (so that I could answer your question), and they're similar enough that I'd bet fans of one will like the other. Likewise, people who don't like one...
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    Re: bois du portugal similarities

    Good to hear!



    I tried the old (now reformulated) New York some ten years ago, and from what I remember, I liked it but found longevity rather poor, which kept me from pursuing it further. New...
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    Re: bois du portugal similarities

    I recently got New York Intense (wearing it now - very nice) and definitely find similarities to the wonderful Bois du Portugal. Strangely, though, I've owned (and ultimately parted from) several...
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    Poll: Re: Creed Royal Mayfair vs Amouage Lyric Man

    I agree. Royal Mayfair starts out a bit femme, but the cedar & eucalyptus in the drydown bring it into masculine territory for me.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    A back-up bottle of Royal Mayfair.

    http://www.elysees-parfums.fr/1961-large_default_2x/royal-mayfair-millesime-eau-de-parfum-vaporisateur-120ml-de-creed.jpg
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    Re: Next purchase poll

    Have you tried both? I like (and own) Pluriel; Santal 33 I found very disappointing.
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    Re: Gym Fragrance: Your Go-To?

    I always wear a fragrance to the gym - just nothing heavy.
  31. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    My blind swap arrived yesterday: New York Intense.

    Well, as expected, I love it. And also as expected, it has a lot in common with Bois du Portugal (my most-worn frag over the last 10 years), with...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2016

    A back-up bottle of vintage Bois du Portugal.

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRRyeJo9y4skmIe0uhGPw1kxSXB7hNH1TLxPvKRfmYbyApUxezstvUNb0w
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    Re: Most worn April 2016

    Cartier Pasha (11) and Malle French Lover (4) were my most worn. But I had lots of ones and twos, too.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2016

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.25181.jpg
    Gengis Khan, two bottles: one vintage edt and one new (with old-style bottle) edp. Blind buys, of course. And mostly because of Hednic's love for this....
  35. [International] Tauer, Fougère Royale, MCDI Cuir Garamante, Vint. Tiffany, Loewe pH, Prada, Floris Mahon Leather

    The following carefully stored fragrances are up for sale. See several others available for swap. Happy to provide pictures of anything listed here - just ask!

    MDCI Cuir Garamante EdP 75 ml, 85%,...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Angeliques Sous La Pluie

    Yes, such a beautiful scent but, alas, so meek and fleeting. French Lover is in the same vein, though, and is more substantial.
  37. Re: Do you ever get an urge to buy backup(s) of a newly released fragrance?

    Yes, I've done that quite a few times because of reformulation/discontinuation fears. Occasionally, I've regetted doing so (outgrew the frag), but mostly I've been glad about it down the line.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th April, 2016

    Wearing my no. 1 today, Scandal pour Homme.

    http://pimages.parfumo.de/480/16540_a2ruqi_scandal_pour_homme_480.jpg
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    Re: Opulent fragrance

    Of those I know well, I'd say that Tiffany for Men has that feel to it, as do Bois du Portugal (as already mentioned) and Chypre Palatin.
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    Re: Virgin Island Water – opinions?

    Same here. Its weakness was an unequivocal deal-breaker.
  41. Re: Why is Basenotes so slow lately, and keep getting (an) Error page(s)?

    I've been getting 522 error messages every day in recent weeks. My guess is that the website can't handle the capacity at certain times.
  42. Poll: Re: Do you only use samples and small decants, and have few or no bottles ?

    Answered no: for me, unless I have a real, original bottle (not a decant) of something, I don't really own it. A silly notion, perhaps, but it's just how I enjoy the hobby. :)
  43. [International] Tauer Lonesome Rider, Fougère Royale, AdP CC, MCDI Cuir Garamante, Vintage Tiffany, Loewe, Montale

    The following carefully stored fragrances are up for swap (or sale). Shipping from Austria (Europe). I prefer to swap within the EU but will ship anywhere when very interested. :D

    Happy to provide...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2016

    Another back-up of vintage Pasha de Cartier.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st April, 2016

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26128233-685.jpg
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    Re: Most worn March 2016

    I had a LOT of single wears in March. My twice-or-more perfumes were:



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    Royal Mayfair by Creed
    8 wears
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 30th March, 2016

    http://pimages.parfumo.de/240/4059_phco38_royal_mayfair_windsor_240.jpg
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    Re: Backup bottle worthy...

    Isn't there someone here with a signature along the lines of "If you like a fragrance, buy it. If you love it, buy two of them"?

    When I really like a fragrance, I always buy a back-up bottle....
  49. Thread: Sampling Creed

    by ebear
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    Re: Sampling Creed

    Royal Mayfair
    Original Vetiver
    Bois du Portugal
    Aventus
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    Re: My Creed collection. What's yours?

    Wow, Dandy, that's a beautiful collection - it took my breath away!

    My full bottles:
    Aventus
    Orginal Vetiver
    Bois du Portugal
    Green Irish Tweed
    Orginal Santal
    Royal Mayfair
  51. Thread: Roja Dove

    by ebear
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    Re: Roja Dove

    If you like Guerlain's Heritage, you'll love Danger. (But I don't so I didn't. :))

    My pick is Scandal pour Homme, a classic gentlemanly fougere with amazing depth, one of my absolute favorites.
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    Re: Recommendations on a Cartier men's fragrance?

    Many thanks, Jason. That's very helpful. :thumbup:
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    Re: Recommendations on a Cartier men's fragrance?

    I just saw that there's a thread about vintage Pasha:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/414303-Vintage-Pasha-de-Cartier-Any-visual-clues

    Himalayan odyssey, there's also an older grey box without...
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    Re: Recommendations on a Cartier men's fragrance?

    I'm sure Basenoters who have been following the various versions will chime in, but I'm not sure that it's even 'necessary' to go back that far. The version I received today is from 2013 (it's a gift...
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    Re: Recommendations on a Cartier men's fragrance?

    This is a timely thread for me. Just three days ago, I gave myself two spritzes from a tester (gold rim) at lunchtime. I owned Pasha over ten years ago, enjoyed it, but ultimately forgot about it. So...
  56. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Wearing about 12 sprays (I've lost count) of Malle's French Lover today.
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    Re: Your take on TF Oud Wood?

    Sadly, that's exactly my problem, too. I do enjoy the beard oil, however, which is gentler and doesn't seem to have much of that note.
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    Re: shamu1 is back again

    Very good news, indeed - a well-written blog with great recommendations for macho '70s & '80s-style frags.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrances?

    Tuscan Scent - Incense Suede (but only because of its dreadful longevity)
    Lonesome Rider (hoping to grow to like it)
    Vetiver Extraordinaire (I love vetivers but find this one meh)
  60. Re: What House or Line Is Doing It For You Right Now? (Recent Discovery)

    Yup, Irish Leather doesn't get a lot of love around here, but I enjoy it a lot! Thanks for reminding me - I think I'll wear it tomorrow. Shams Oud is also very nice.
  61. Re: How often do you wear the same scent more than one or two days in a row, and which scents?

    When I'm really into a fragrance, I'm very tempted to serial-wear it and have often done so. But because of that, I've overworn several of those I've loved. Overwearing can, as I've learned, kill a...
  62. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Yesterday's combination worked well: 3 sprays of Aramis Havana with 6 sprays of Roja Vetiver Extrait. Performed nicely till the afternoon. I'll do that one again soon - but with more of the Roja,...
  63. Re: What fragrance(s) do you want, but you keep putting it off for whatever reason?

    Tom Ford's Oud Wood. I've sampled often and I enjoy the beard oil. But I'm just not sure whether I like it enough, especially at that price. Sometimes I find it brilliant, sometimes astringent and...
  64. Re: Did something change with the process of editing the name of your thread in the BN Marketplace?

    I can't change the title of my Marketplace threads anymore... Strange, it always worked until recently. :(
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    Re: Niche Spring Fragrances 2016 ?

    Roja Scandal pour Homme & Vetiver Extrait
    Creed Royal Mayfair & Original Vetiver
    Houbigant Fougere Royal
    Memo Irish Leather
    Loewe pour Homme
    Lubin Vetiver Itasca
    Malle French Lover
    AdP Colonia...
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    Re: Women and the way they smell

    Echoing what others have said: my wife mostly wears my stuff! And one that only she wears is Green Irish Tweed. She gets a lot of compliments on it, and it doesn't seem the least bit masculine on...
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    Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Alternatives?

    Agreed. Just fell in love with this about a month ago. I've already bought a back-up bottle. :D

    I'd also recommend going with a split.
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Tried Equipage Geranium yesterday. A very nice soapy, old-school gentleman's fragrance with a spicy, leathery-rosey drydown. Although it strikes me as a very dated scent (like something from the...
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Roja Dove Scandal pour Homme
    Creed Royal Mayfair
    Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental
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    Re: Bois du Portugal without the Creed base?

    I love BDP, but it took a few wearings to click. Now I never want to be without it.
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    Re: Stranded on an island - you only get 3 scents

    Roja Scandal pour Homme
    Tauer L'ADDM
    Creed Royal Mayfair
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    Re: Which Floral Men's Scent for Spring?

    Roja Dove's Scandal pour Homme is my clear favorite in that category. Yes, it's expensive, but I'd really recommend getting a sample if you're looking for a floral fougere with a lot of nuance and...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    Thanks for the excellent reviews, Claire and HackerX!

    I've now had several more wearings, and I am definitely growing to like Lonesome Rider. I still get an imitation bacon bit note right at the...
  74. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur. Is The Brand Going Out Of Fashion ?

    I remember there being a LOT of talk about L'Artisan ten years ago when I starting hanging around here. That really has dissipated. I suspect, as many have already pointed out, that the weakness of...
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    Re: Your successes with layering male fragrances

    It is rare that I do not 'layer' fragrances - though, from a semantic stance, I prefer to think of it of as wearing multiple fragrances rather than combining them, as 'layering' suggests.

    Today...
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    Re: Are all CREEDS potent and long lasting?

    My overall take is that Creed offers average-to-good longevity. Ratings for those I own:

    Excellent: Original Santal (too bad I'm not crazy about the smell...)

    Good: Bois du Portugal

    Average:...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    Hmm, I'm finding it much, much weaker than my other two Tauers, L'ADDM and Lonestar Memories, both of which have fantastic longevity.
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    Re: Victor & Rolf Spicebomb - worth a blind buy??

    Lol, my experience was similar. I was initially drawn in by the tobacco, bought a bottle, and soon found that the unpleasantness of the bubble gum note overshadowed the niceness of the tobacco. I'd...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    I just got my samples and have put on a couple of spritzes. The top is very citrussy - wasn't expecting that. There was also a weird smokiness that reminded me of imitation bacon bits - the stuff...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

    Vintage MPG Santal Noble with Amouage Sandal Attar

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26121442.jpg
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    Okay, so I decided to put on a fresh spray before bed and was hit immediately by a cloud of... cola! Rather distinctly, in fact.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Same here. On the Tauer thread, I said that I'd ordered samples. Well, that's true, but I also blind ordered two bottles. :laugh:
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Yes, I can still smell each separately but also the combination. A couple of days ago, I wore Bel Ami, Bois du Portugal, Roja Vetiver, and a bit each of L'ADDM and Roja Fetish pour Homme. It was...
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    Re: Which Roja Dove for men is the most versatile?

    For me, it's clearly Scandal pour Homme, which is my favorite of the line. Vetiver Extrait is also very versatile.
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    Okay, so my blind order arrived today, and I've had it on for about an hour. I fully understand Francolino's comment:



    For me (so far, at least), it indeed has a LOT in common with Aoud Musk...
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    And...? Would love to hear your impressions! Mine should be arriving by Friday.
  87. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    Ha! Very good. We really should do a Basenotes version of the Twelve Days of Christmas. You've got day two nailed.
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme I relaunch?

    You're right - changed.
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme I relaunch?

    Okay - thanks, guys. I'd missed that thread. Oh well...
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    Gucci pour Homme I relaunch (false alarm)

    According to someone on the German Parfumo forum, new stock of Gucci pour Homme I has shown up in the Kaufhof department store!

    Here's the thread (with pictures):
    ...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    One is that I rarely wear just one fragrance at a time. Especially when I'm at home all day, I'll often wear many (five to ten) fragrances at once: megalayering. And I love it! It's also a great...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Samples and a bottle (preordered) of Andy Tauer's new Lonestar Rider.
  93. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    Two Roja Doves - around € 400 each.
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    I love Lonestar Memories, so this one sounds great. Samples ordered!
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    Re: Frederic Malle Monsieur - new fragrance!

    Oh, my - that sounds perfectly wonderful! :2vrolijk_08:

    After reading this thread yesterday, I placed a blind order. Really looking forward to it.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Yeah, a sample would have been a more sensible choice, but this thread did me in. ;)
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    Poll: Re: Battle of the beasts!

    Ugh, I misvoted - chose Aventus, from which I really do not get good longevity - average at best.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2016

    Blind order! :shocked:https://essenzanobile.sa.metacdn.com/images/product_images/info_images/Editions-de-Parfums-Frederic-Malle-Bruno-Jovanovic-Monsieur.jpg
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    Re: most worn January 2016

    Why, thank you, Ryan!

    It looks like a lot of us went for variety in January - the numbers seem unusually low this time around.
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    Re: most worn January 2016

    A lot of diversity this past month, but the most frequent were:
    The One EdP (5)
    Bois du Portugal (3)
    Royal Mayfair (3)
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