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    Re: S O T D: Friday, February 14, 2014

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    Opened a new bottle this morning bought about 5 years ago - as great as ever!
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 5th February, 2014

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    Dior Homme (my bottle from 2005)
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 30, 2014

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    Inspired by the recent thread.
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    Re: Has anyone ever insulted your fragrance?

    Jules - as we know people love it or hate it. My wife is in the latter group and says it smells like a ladies cloakroom at the end of a long night. I wouldn't know, of course....Seems like a good...
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    Re: S O T D: Thursday, January 23, 2014

    Dior Eau Sauvage. First outing for the new bottle I had for Christmas. When I applied it I found little difference from my older (c 2002) EDT. Now, only half an hour later I can hardly smell the...
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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

    Still one of my favourites - looks like an older bottle.

    Worth Pour Homme for me today.
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    Re: S O T D: Friday - January 17

    Hermes Equipage

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    Re: S O T D: Tuesday - January 14

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, April 27, 2012

    Comme des Garcons 2 MAN

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    Re: SoTD: MONDAY October 17, 2011

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/Samgrass/ck_obsession_men_main.jpg

    for the first cool morning of autumn here.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28 April 2011

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/Samgrass/Nino_Cerruti.jpg

    Just right for a cooler day
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/Samgrass/VETPuig.jpg

    The hard-to-find vetiver - at least here.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

    Floris Elite - Deo and EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, December 30, 2010

    Arlington cologne and aftershave milk - DR Harris & Co.

    http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i60/Samgrass/storeFront_home.jpg
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 17 Dec 08

    A rare post these days to celebrate the wearing of one of my favourite winter scents - Carven Homme
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 4 June, 2008

    Penhaligon's Endymion. Originally a present for my wife who found it too sweet!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 3 June, 2008

    YSL's first and IMO still best - Pour Homme.
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    Re: need a quality fresh scent

    What about this offering from Clarins as an off-beat choice. http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120536.html

    I could smell this lovely fresh powdery scent wafting past my office earlier today and tracked...
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    Re: Multiple bottles of the same perfume!!!

    Back up bottles of:

    M. de Givenchy x 2
    YSL Pour Homme
    Nino Cerruti PH (3 minis)
    Azzarro Pour Homme
    Puig's Sybaris
    Vetiver Carven
    Brut!
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    Re: "Old" scents that still smell "modern."

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned Nino Cerruti PH (1979) which to me is still very up to date - but like hen's teeth of course.

    Trot
  21. Re: What Defines Quality (Getting Past the Branding)...

    I second the Ask Andy recommendation. There you will not only learn about quality but also about fit. These two things have been eye-openers for me.

    I grew up in the Designer 80s and it took me...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, January 2nd

    Monsieur Rochas - the old EDT concentree.
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    Re: What's Your Fashion Style?

    Interesting choice of words in the title too! I guess some would say that being fashionable does not guarantee 'style'. Style, for me is something personal that takes time to evolve and is often...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, November 7th

    Penhaligon's Endymion. Comes into its own on a cool misty day like this.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday September 14

    Yardley English Lavender EDT and the lovely talc and I have just freshened up with one of their pochettes refraichissante!
  26. Thread: Floris Elite

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    Re: Floris Elite

    I love it too. Sophisticated I can just about manage but even with the help of Elite I struggle with the others!

    I wore it as my SOTD on Wednesday - shower gel, Deo stick and EDT. Lovely.

    Trot
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    Re: The New Face of The Gentleman

    I just took the name from Trotsky our Russian cat! He is a gentleman - of course!!
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    Re: The New Face of The Gentleman

    Interesting that you choose this particular title for the thread.

    Many of you will, I am sure, be familiar with the influential book 'Gentleman' by German author Bernhard Roetzel (Konemann 2004). ...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 August

    Paul Smith London - Deo stick and EDT
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    Equipage

    Thanks for all the advice.

    In the end I went for Hermes Equipage. I'm glad I did as it turned out to be not quite cool enough for the likes of Dior Homme (not my fave, anyway). The setting for...
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    For an August wedding?

    I am going to a wedding on Sunday. The weather in the area (north of London) promises to be cool and grey (about 20 degrees C). I am not one of the principal guests so will not be wearing formal...
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    Re: It smells like my granny's house.....

    It's probably not quite the image we would want to project....I put it down to their uneducated noses!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 August

    Rochas - Monsieur Rochas EDT Concentree (1969)

    (See also 'Granny' thread)

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    It smells like my granny's house.....

    ...said a colleague today when she came into my office! She said she detected a fusty, fruity kind of smell that was old fashioned but very nice.

    We concluded that it was my new bottle of...
  35. Re: Seeking advice on different versions of Balafre, Jules and Signoricci

    I have the current versions of all three.

    Unfortunately the only 'original' that I experienced was Balafre. There are a good 20 years between the old and the new in my case so it is hard to be...
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    Re: SOTD Monday August 7

    Comme des Garcons 2 man - for a cool and damp morning

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    Re: SOTD Friday July 28

    Monsieur de Givenchy

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  38. Thread: Lanvin Vetyver

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    Re: Lanvin Vetyver

    I have to admit that I have not spent too much time on these excellent boards of late. Partly pressure of work but partly also a rather jaded feeling about the whole subject.

    However, this thread...
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    Re: Fragrance of the Day Monday July 10

    Monsieur Balmain
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    Re: Men's scents that are CHEAP AND SMELL GOOD!

    BRUT - of course and in winter Puig's Quorum
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    Re: SOTD Thursday June 1

    Pour un Homme de Caron

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    Re: The style of Brideshead Revisited

    Thanks grau - I'll try to track one down.

    On the casting point, I understand what you mean. However, in the book and in the TV version Charles ponders 'It was odd, I thought, how the same...
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    The style of Brideshead Revisited

    This classic 1945 book by Evelyn Waugh made him an immediate 'star' and was, of course, superbly adapted for television in the early 1980s by Granada Television.

    I know there are many fans here...
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    Re: New generation of stylish women?

    As I suspected, Herb Lady, this has not generated much response. I am not one of the younger basenoters but I sense that they will struggle to come up with many, if any truly stylish examples....
  45. Thread: Collars (rant)

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    Re: Collars (rant)

    The collar looks like sh*t I agree. But that seems to be the least of his worries. Jacket is much too big and the sleeves are about 2 inches too long! Surely that is not an advert :o
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    Re: Which old school fragrance?

    I enjoy both Azzaro PH and Quorum - but only in colder weather. From about now until late September, I tend to steer clear of them both.

    YSL PH is great all year round.

    Trot
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    Re: SotD Thursday April 27

    Pour un Homme de Caron
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th April 2006

    Floris Elite - shower gel, deo and EDT :)
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    I think Sabrina and Charade are the two I would pick also. Sabrina was of course he first tie-up with Hubert and I gather that Audrey presented herself at his Salon and chose clothing off the racks...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19th April

    My first wearing of my favourite Monsieur de Givenchy this season :)
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    Which film of Audrey's do you consider the most stylish (in terms of her style rather than the movie as a whole)?

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    Re: Most stylish woman

    I think Herb Lady hit the nail on the head. These ladies had STYLE. Audrey's style was often summed-up by 'refusal'. She knew what not to wear - if I may use that expression.

    Regrettably today,...
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    Re: SotD April 12 Wednesday

    Antonio Puig Sybaris

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    Re: Clothing Forums....

    I am a member of AAAC - Brideshead is the name, what! It's very focused on the traditional style of the gentleman. IMO there is also too much attention on the minute detail - whether a gentleman...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 30 March

    Suffering with a cold all week but I can still smell the superb Nino Cerruti PH that I am wearing today - talc and edt.
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  56. Thread: Clothes

    by Trotsky
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    Re: Clothes

    On the subject of investment dressing, I have just got a pair of shoes back after a refurbishment. They have had new 'long leather soles' and leather heels with a quarter rubber. The shoes are...
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    Re: Any "What Not to Wear" fans on this site?

    Trinny and Susannah are pretty frightening, I think. While I do have a lot of sympathy for their approach (lots of 'non Basenoters' need that stern attitude, I'm sure) what is disappointing is that...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24 March

    With all the recent interest - YSL Pour Homme

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21 March

    English Lavender by Atkinsons :)
  60. Thread: YsL Pour Homme

    by Trotsky
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    Re: YsL Pour Homme

    This could be something nice. I love the original, but although it`s a lemon based scent, I don`t think it`s very wearable at the summertime. Well, you have to be extra careful with application, at...
  61. Thread: Clothes

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    Re: Clothes

    I'm fortunate to live close to London and to visit regularly on business . So I normally shop there or in one or two other decent places close by. Also there is a 'Designer Village' 4 miles away...
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    Re: Most outstanding "Old Man" scents?

    BRUT - once a young man's scent, now probably an 'Old Man' scent

    Sandringham by The Crown Perfumery created for Edward VII - he always appeared to be an older man and the scent reflects this -...
  63. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by Trotsky
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I keep a pair of Calvin Klein typically understated sunglasses in the car - which I got last year. My favourite pair are some fairly ancient Emporio Armani sunglasses that I bought on holiday in the...
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    Re: Recent purchases

    :o :o Who can compete with that?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3 March

    Creed Green Irish Tweed - with a nice Mulberry tweed jacket :D
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 28 February

    Vetyver Lanvin - shower gel, after shave balm and EDT
  67. Thread: This Season

    by Trotsky
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    Re: This Season

    I always think very early in a new Spring/Summer season that everything is hard to accept. *Here it is still just above freezing, with snow forecast for later this week. *So most beiges and light...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26 February

    Pino Silvestre - shower gel and EDT
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    Re: How old is your wardrobe?

    czesc, Wow! Cool or what!? I love the idea of vintage smoking accessories even though I no longer smoke.

    Trot
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    Re: Best Cheap-o Scents

    I've just got this - a gift set with EDT and shower gel - and I agree :D
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    Re: SotD 24 February Friday

    The very formal Eucris by Geo F Trumper - quite superb
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    Re: let us find a king

    Monsieur de Givenchy - suitably understated as a King should be but with great authority :D
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    Re: What to buy next...

    I keep thinking about revisiting Polo which I have not worn for about 10 years. I do wear quite a bit of RL Polo clothing and somehow the scent would 'finish off' the outfits.

    Also Knize 10, Creed...
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    Re: What are you wearing?

    Slightly more relaxed today:

    Black very finely ribbed woolmix suit - 2 button SB with centre vent - Ben Sherman
    Taupe fine cord shirt and silk tie with wavy lines in blacks, browns, cream - both...
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    Re: What are you wearing?

    kilted - sounds very cool!

    I'm a bit more soberly dressed as I am working in the office of my Associates today:

    Suit - dark blue Prince of Wales SB with side vents by Jeff Banks

    Pale pink...
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    Re: SotD 22 February Wednesday

    Azzaro Pour Homme - deo and EDT
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    Re: Crabtree & Evelyn and Trumpers shaving soaps

    Sounds great Alex. I must admit that although I have a pukka brush by Kent and the aforementioned mug/soap, my razors are only Gillette three-blade disposables - what an oik I am :-[
  78. Re: How Many dress to their Cologne; or vice versa

    Same here.

    Also time of year is important. As spring starts to appear I gradually wean myself off the heavier leathery scents (and, of course the more wintery clothes) and start to embrace, for...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Shoes

    Thanks Octothorpe. Also just saw a thread on 'Ask Andy' about RL lines and quality which gave a similar thumbs-up.

    Cheers
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    Re: Recommend me a frag-free aftershave lotion?

    A bit more outre - Geo F Trumper's block of alum. You rub it on to a still damp face and it makes you jump through the roof :o Also you would need to moisturise as well (I use Clarins). Should solve...
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    Re: Crabtree & Evelyn and Trumpers shaving soaps

    Hi Alex

    I have a lovely cream coloured Crabtree & Evelyn shaving mug made by Masons. It is a treat to use at weekends when I have more time.

    I always used C&E shaving soap in the mug but...
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    Re: SotD 15 February Wednesday

    Pino Silvestre - all over shampoo and edt. First time out today. I like it - despite the poor reception it often gets.
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    Ralph Lauren Shoes

    Ralph Lauren Shoes would not normally be on my shopping list. *For formal wear I tend to favour English shoes - Church's, Tricker's, etc. *For casual shoes I am far more flexible, of course.

    I was...
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    Creed Green Irish Tweed 75ml - 78
    Dior Jules 100ml - 74

    Trot
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    Re: SotD 14 Feb. Tuesday

    Happy Valentines Day! Signoricci for me. Lovely.
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    Re: Never received a compliment!

    Beau Brummel said that 'if a person turns to observe your dress, you are not well-dressed'. It sounds perverse, but it is true! The same goes for fragrance, IMO. It is part of the overall impression...
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    Re: SOTD Monday February 13

    GFT by Geo Trumper (from a sample)
  88. Thread: Jovan Fever

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    Jovan Fever

    Not sure if this has been mentioned. I saw it the other day in men's EDT. I tested it and may get it soon.

    Trot
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    Re: Who's your favourite designer?

    I am tending to move away from 'Designer' style to a more traditional English look - at least for business:

    DAKS suits, Crombie and Jasper Conran shirts with double cuffs, ties from Turnbull &...
  90. Thread: Jovan Fever

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    Jovan Fever

    I had never heard of Jovan Fever but spotted a few bottles of it in a local chemist. It was an EDT - about 75ml from memory and the boxes were a little dusty! There was a tester which I used and the...
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    Re: I walk the Scented Path alone....

    Alone - apart from the odd opportunity with certain female clients to discuss (on a very superficial level) fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8 February

    Penhaligon's Endymion
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 February

    Pour un Homme de Caron
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    Re: Best Dressed Movie

    Bellmondo and Jean Seeberg in Breathless, on the other hand, work perfectly on their own.[/quote]
    Hi Vinterdroppe
    I think that is why I was a little disappointed in Bande a Part - that is what I...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2 February

    Lancome Balafre - lovely warm leathery scent on this cold morning :)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1 February

    Dior Homme - shower gel, deo and EDT. I may have over-done it a bit :D
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    First the issue of Prada and Church's shoes. *What has been the impact I wonder?

    I have a pair of black Diplomats that just pre-date the Prada era. *They have been away for refurbishment in the...
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    Re: What are you wearing?

    Important meeting with a client later about new business, so:

    My new DAKS grey pinstripe suit - SB with side vents
    White cotton shirt from Crombie, Jermyn St
    Burgundy silk tie - Jasper Conran...
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    Re: Board for discontinued fragrances !!

    Phew! That's a relief. I support the proposal BTW.

    There do seem to be scents that may or may not be discontinued and we need as much intelligence about them as poss. For example: Lancome Balafre,...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    I agree. I am wearing it today as my SOTD - which I decided to do before I saw this excellent thread. I also find I need to spray quite lightly and perhaps apply a small top-up after lunch, rather...
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