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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Thanks hednic.
    Flash in the pan, I doubt I would have liked it much anyway.
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Just got an email.
    I had a funny feeling....
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    Re: A Fragrance "Icy to the Core..."

    Guerlain - Homme
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Cheapies I think are worthy:

    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee (Wet grass, juicy lime, white rum, finishes with a smooth, easy, woody vetiver - Amazon/BeautyEncounter ~$40)
    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Gucci - Pour Homme 2003
    Kiton - Men (Red Label)
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP
    Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood
  6. Re: Hello...my line up so far and should I buy Aventus!

    Buy a 12 sample bundle and a 1oz atomizer on eBay. The project ran me about $35 last year. It was a little easier to take to say the least.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers

    I am in the middle of using up my 2012 decants, but I have a big bottle of this 13U01 batch.
    Its quite balanced and tart, I get a lot of Black Currant through the mid.
    It has bloomed in the bottle...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    I got in on that crazy amazon deal last night.

    https://media.yslexperience.com/uploads/yslpushtranslation/ar_AE/fca5f62ecad6fc6538a08df43781673a08bd4cf2.png
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Sold out!
    That was fast, thanks Goliath!
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Amazon has me covered with the A-to-Z guarantee.
    It covers 3rd party sellers.
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    Re: M7 or M7 Oud Absolu

    Thank you!
  12. Re: Carven Homme & Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree - Similarities?

    After a little more time with the first wearing there is a striking similarity to...

    Pal Zileri's Sartoriale

    The Carven Homme is a little bit stronger, and smells slightly richer.
    Otherwise, I...
  13. Re: Carven Homme & Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree - Similarities?

    Blind buy winner!
    Definitely get the Labdanum & Patchouli combo from Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense in this. This is better though, its more of a feature than a theme like the Prada.
    Smooth...
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    Re: Best finds of 2014

    Legendary Perfumes - Barista

    The King of Coffee.
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    Re: best cocoa scent?

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Amour de Cacao

    My Review:
    http://www.fragreviews.com/?p=73
  16. [CONUS] Re: Niche & Designer | Samples Only - Updated 11/17

    Bump
  17. [CONUS] Re: Niche & Designer | Samples Only - Looking for Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree - Updated 11/17

    Bump
  18. Re: Carven Homme & Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree - Similarities?

    Agree.
    They could get away with an Les Exclusifs line release considering the price they are fetching on eBay.
    Sourcing the same fragrance materials as 20 years ago may be a bigger issue.
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    Re: Your first love...

    Me too.
  20. Re: Carven Homme & Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree - Similarities?

    This is the response I expected for the most part.
    If there were anything close or even similar to CECC in the world im sure it would be well known.
    The shared notes were something I noticed...
  21. Carven Homme & Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree - Similarities?

    I blind bought Carven Homme, likely wont get it until at least Wednesday.
    I noticed quite a few notes in similarity between Carven Homme and Chanel Egoist Cologne Concentree.
    Not to say anything...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, November 16, 2014

    It put me in a good mood today.
    Good enough to break my no-blind-buy streak.
    Before today, pessimism was at an all time high.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    I was supposed to STOP buying.
    Sold 3... bought 1. BLIND!
    What is going on with me!?!?!?!?
    I hope I dont regret it.

    Carven Homme - 100ml @ $32
    ...
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    Re: L'eau D'issey Summer 2013 vs 2014

    I owned 2012 and dumped it for 2014.
    2014 embodies summer. Never tried 2013.
    Its somewhat fleeting and lasts about 5 hours, but what do you want from an ultra-refreshing summer scent?
    I could...
  25. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    JINX'd

    There goes No!-vember.

    Carven Homme - 100ml @ $32.34
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    Re: Winter Perfume 2014 for a teen

    Bentley for Men Intense.
    Its around $40 on fragrancenet and other discounters.
    Great fragrance for the money.
  27. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    Doing good so far.
    Dumped 3 bottles, bought none.
    I did however expand the amount of Gucci Pour Homme 2003 I have.
    $60 for 80ml. Making a 110ml decant out of samples. Cant wait to ramp my total up...
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    Re: What are the best Mancera colognes?

    Lemon Line is the only one I enjoyed.
    It was good for a lemon scent, but still too expensive for my taste.
    Many lemons on the market as good or better. Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche is one....
  29. Re: The only cologne that I cannot seem to replace is...

    Ive tried quite a few out there.
    I gotta say Gucci - Pour Homme 2003
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    Re: Your Top 3 Designer Fragrances?

    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Gucci - Pour Homme 2003
    Kiton - Men (Red Label)
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    Re: Winter Is Coming

    Top 10

    Gucci - Pour Homme 2003 (Just secured 190ml)
    Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP
    Creed - Aventus
    Legendary Fragrances - Barista
    Pal Zileri -...
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    Re: Do fake fragrances smell watered down?

    My 2010 bottle is quite strong, and lasts a long time.
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Hidden gem in the AM.
    Legendary Fragrances - Barista

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.22896.jpg
  34. Re: Which cheap and reliable introduction to leather and tobacco scents?

    Plenty of vintage Cosmair Polo out there on eBay in case your search for other scents isnt fruitful.
  35. Re: Which cheap and reliable introduction to leather and tobacco scents?

    May want to revisit.
    IMO, its tough to beat in the genre you're looking for, even now.
    Michael Kors - Michael for Men has Tobacco and Suede.
  36. Re: Which cheap and reliable introduction to leather and tobacco scents?

    Vintage Cosmair Polo (look on ebay)
  37. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    The sweet side: Serge Lutens - Fillle en Aiguilles
    The fun side: Lubin - Itasca
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    Re: Help me find the perfect fragrance!

    Vintage Cosmair Polo (Can be had on eBay, look for the Cosmair Eau de Toilette)
    Michael Kors - Michael for Men (2001 Givenchy Version)
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    Re: Starting to dive into Niche

    Pretty much! I didnt dive too deep! Designers are good enough for me!
  40. Re: Cosmair polo, black atomizer/sprayer ?!! (Thought it was gold in color) pics included

    "Not for individual sale" on the back.
    Its a tester.
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    Re: I've gotten to that point now...

    Thank you! Its taken a bit of work, but its being shaved down to a happy smedium.



    Im the same way, usually poor longevity isnt even considered. I just view it as money being thrown away. Too...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Wood, worthy or not?

    You better like vanilla. After 4 hours, thats all I get.
  43. Re: What is the best smelling fragrance from Ralph Lauren's "Polo" line?

    Modern Reserve and the Vintage Green Cosmair
  44. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    Nope, but every bottle has a price! Appropriate or not! :D
  45. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    I disagree.
    I wore the strip for an evening and there are similarities.
    A skeleton of the original is there for sure, but they've "modernized' it.
    Wearing the strip was enough for me.
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    Re: Good everyday fragrances?

    You're going to get a lot of Green Irish Tweed in this thread.
    I'll go out on a limb here.

    Kiton - Men
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver EDP
  47. Re: New 2014 Michael Kors for men - Released, Pulled off shelves, Re-released and Reformulated

    I also have a 2001 "Parfums Givenchy" bottle.
    Its more rounded compared to the rougher, dusty tobacco in the reformulations prior to this newest release.
    This new one from a magazine strip seems to...
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    Re: I've gotten to that point now...

    Tell me how you really feel!
    You must distrust Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree since it is overly expensive.
    Is CECC great, yes, but to call Santal Noble crap is just inflammatory IMO.
    I saw a...
  49. Re: Which scent would you wear to an event with a 3 piece suit tie and pocketsquare?

    Chanel - Egoiste Cologne Concentree
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    Re: I've gotten to that point now...

    Been there. Some of the hype is warranted IMO. Pure Malt, Gucci Pour Homme, Bentley Intense. Some not. LIDGE, LIDG, Manceras and Montales I've tried.
    Decants are great, considering the diversity in...
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    I've gotten to that point now...

    Where my bottle "buys" are very very scrutinized. I'm on lockdown.
    I've sold off quite a bit, and accumulated some cash from the sales.
    I really only have 1 bottle left to sell, which is a...
  52. Re: Which one will be my next cheapie blind buy

    To me, it doesnt smell like makeup (iris), it smells like smooth, soft leather, almond and sweet incense. The EDP is phenomenal IMO.
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    Re: Incense fragrances on a budget

    Bentley for Men Intense has some incense in it. Runs around $40.
  54. Re: Which one will be my next cheapie blind buy

    Midnight in Paris EDP - Find it and get it. I have tried other leather scents, and this one is still tops. Dont settle for the EDT. Fragrancenet has a 2.5oz EDP for about $26 now.
    Its soft to my...
  55. Re: Bel Ami Vetiver - Quite possibly my new signature ??

    Its been a while since I tried a sample of it.
    From what I remember it smelled to me like a brown leather jacket baking in the sun with sand coated over it.
    A very warm scent, probably a good daily...
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    Re: Had to move my bottles...

    If you have Low-e glass, it may block harmful UV rays, but I still wouldnt risk it.
    This hobby is too expensive to waste the good stuff.
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    Re: Had to move my bottles...

    I keep mine under the sink in my master bedroom. Cabinet. I have LED push lights mounted on the inside roof of the cabinet for decision time.
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    Re: Encre noire weight

    464g on a postal scale, both Encre Noire and Encre Noire Sport.
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    Re: Top 5 most respected from your collection

    Gucci - Pour Homme 2003 - One of the first scents I tried, at the time I wasnt really good at picking out notes or identifying quality. I wore it to work last week since it was cool enough again and...
  60. Thread: not enough...

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    Re: not enough...

    Sell it on eBay.
    If you dont like it, sell it while it has value, and spend your time and money on things you enjoy.
    This hobby becomes expensive and a drag if you stare at fragrances you dont...
  61. Thread: not enough...

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    Re: not enough...

    Sell it.
  62. Thread: not enough...

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    Re: not enough...

    Thanks Chuck. I have a bunch of 5-10ml decants to change it up from time to time. Entertainment. From selling off 6 bottles in the past month, I've accumulated some cash for the possibility to...
  63. Thread: not enough...

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    Re: not enough...

    31 and falling here. Seek out quality, not quantity to satisfy your wearing needs.
    You should want to wear something, not just get thru the bottle because you bought it.
    This is why its important...
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    Re: Blind Buy Hits and Misses

    Hit:

    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP


    Strikeout:

    Narciso Rodriguez - For Him
    Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir
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    Re: ava luxe cafe noir dilemma

    Never tried Cafe Noire.
    To me, the only coffee fragrance worth its cash is Legendary Fragrances - Barista.
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    Re: Hard choice in deciding a new cologne

    Kiton - Men
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee

    Both are very modern, and smell very, very good.
    Not sweet at all.
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    Re: top 5 must have all year round

    Kiton - Men
    Guerlain - Homme L'eau Boisee
    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale
    Lalique - White
    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver
  68. Re: Looking for a very manly all-year-round fragrance

    Good recommendation, I was thinking that as well.
    Its worth the $37 I spent on it a couple of years ago, but not the arm and a leg it would take now.

    Tom Ford - Grey Vetiver EDP is one you could...
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    A very generous Basenotes member sent me a 5ml+ decant of Pure Wood.
    I definitely get the oak note in it. Its dusty. Its also mixed with vanilla bean, and something that smells like coconut.
    The...
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    Re: Fragrances that exude a "calming" effect.

    This one is next on my list.
    For this thread, I'd say Pal Zileri Sartoriale.
  71. Thread: Bentley

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Bentley

    I used 2 sprays on Thursday, I enjoyed it.
    Even under the shirt its still in your face strong, pretty nice but hard to escape.
    Girlfriend said it smells like Vanilla Coke or Rum & Coke.

    No idea...
  72. Re: Never tried Axe before today! So, yes, I bought one.

    I wear Clix and Black Ice deodorant.
    Its deodorant, it smells like deodorant.
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    Re: Why is Silver Mountain Water so underrated?

    Nickels & musk. Yuck.
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    Re: Kiton Men needs more love.

    I use 6 sample sprays, I havent gotten into my 125ml bottle yet, I bought 10 samples before getting the bottle.
    6 sample sprays is about 3 sprays from the bottle.
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    Re: Favorite fragrance house.

    Lalique & Pal Zileri
  76. Re: New here and to collecting!--MY COLLECTION-

    Welcome to the big show!

    You may like:

    ScentStory - 24 Gold
    Imaginary Authors - Memoirs of a Trespasser
    Bentley for Men Intense
    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale
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    Re: Scents you'd love to see re-released/made

    Gucci - Pour Homme 2003
    Gucci - Rush
    Ralph Lauren - Polo Modern Reserve
    Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vanille Mokha
    Abercrombie - Woods (This should be a permanent release like Fierce, but the...
  78. Re: Your Opinion Matters - Kilian, Bond No. 9 & SL.

    If you want an alternative to New Haarlem, try Legendary Fragrances - Barista.
    More coffee less syrup.
  79. Re: New Pal Zileri Cuoio (a cheaper Tuscan Leather) & FOUGERE e LEGNI (a cheaper Burberry Brit)

    I've been told by someone who contacted the Paris store about this scent on my behalf, that the entire line is being discontinued and Pal Zileri is changing who makes their fragrances.
    They have...
  80. Re: curious... how much did you spend last month on frags?

    Not much, I sell before I buy now and always sample first.
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    Re: Your Collection.

    Go big, or go home!
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    Gucci - Pour Homme II - 2x 100ml
    Guerlain Homme L'eau Boisee - 4x 80ml
    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP - 2x 125ml
    Lalique - White - 2x 125ml
    Pal Zileri - Sartoriale - 3x 100ml...
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    Re: Your Collection.

    31 scents, 47 bottles total with dups... and falling!
    Putting on the final touches.
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    Re: Powder: Masculine or Feminine ?

    I think "powder" is a misused term more often than not.
    Sometimes it is relevant.
    I think "smooth" is a better word, especially when benzoin is used.
    Personally, I think Midnight in Paris EDP...
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    I dont think they're all that similar, oak and cedar.
    Cedar is much sharper and abrasive than oak.
    Oak wood has much more moisture content than cedar or any red wood like sequoia.

    With oak, its...
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    Re: Fall/Winter Fragances

    Van Cleef & Arpels - Midnight in Paris EDP - Soft leather
    Gucci - Pour Homme 2003 - Incense and cedar with a pinch of ginger (getting more of this before its gone for good)
    Comme des Garcons -...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    Could have gotten a sample on MinNY to try it.
    I dont think its worth more than $0.50/ml.
    Lemon Line is the citrus from Mancera to get IMO.
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    Help me explore OAK

    I split some oak in the backyard this fall, and really enjoy the aroma.
    I enjoy the oak note in Chene, but not the price due to availability.
    I also enjoy the oak note in Memoirs of a Trespasser,...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    PM sent.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    Yikes!
    I have a little bit of a sample left.
    For a couple of bucks for shipping, I'll send it to you.
    Just contact me.
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    Re: Cedrat Boise by Mancera

    I didnt think it was that great.

    http://www.fragreviews.com/?p=139
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    Re: Mont Blanc Exceptionnel worth it?

    Amber adds a softness to it.
    Would you like a soft, smooth mandarin? Not me.
  93. Thread: Encre Noir

    by MegaMav
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    Re: Encre Noir

    To me, its similar to Encre Noire + Issey Miyake Summer's or Acuqa di Gio's Colone note.
    Its summer'd up, but still very potent. Easy on the trigger for sure. Longevity is off the chart.
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    Re: fresh green vetiver?

    Lubin - Itasca
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    Re: What to get - Assistance needed

    Coffee?
    The best coffee I've smelled is Legendary Fragrances - Barista, and I've smelled A LOT of them.
    Smells like a coffee shop as you first step in the door.
  96. Re: Making room in my collection for ONE more designer scent - Which one ?

    Pal Zileri - Viaggio d'Africa
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    Re: Mont Blanc Exceptionnel worth it?

    Spicy plastic mandarin and amber.
    Yuck. I gave it away to my father, he likes it.
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    Re: if i loveeeee encre noir

    I said "allegedly". :)

    Encre Noire Sport (79%), I sprayed it on my chest around Noon one day, the Cashmere wood woke me up a few times that night.
    I could smell it strongly the next day after...
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    Re: if i loveeeee encre noir

    I smell heavy vetiver for hours, I usually wake up the next day smelling Cashmere wood.

    Allegedly the 78% version I have has better longevity than the new 79%.
    I cant confirm this, but what I can...
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    Re: Thee Holy Grail!

    I've slowed down quite a bit since I started.
    I've accumulated quite a few bottles with backups of "loves".
    Sampling a lot now, selling off more and more to get maybe 1 bottle here or there.
    I'd...
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