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    Re: What does Bryan Ferry wear?

    Yes, typo there. Meant Bryan Ferry PM, otherwise it would be Bryan Ferry Pour Pour Monsieur :)
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    Re: What does Bryan Ferry wear?

    So, Bryan Ferry for PM?
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    Re: What does Bryan Ferry wear?

    Westminster system isn't a democracy? Watching the US popularity contest with a mixture of fear and loathing. Just wish Hunter S Thompson were still around to comment. When the going gets weird the...
  4. Re: What is the proper way to pronounce "Mugler"?

    :) :) :)
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Only just getting my sense of taste and smell back. Not sure whether my cold is getting better or just moving into my chest.

    Only brought 2 decants away with me, neither with syncs in mind....
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    Re: Essence of Japan

    On my last trip overseas, the smell that struck me most as I made my way home at 5 in the morning was the scent of dashi in the air.

    I keep meaning to drop into Satori when I'm in Shinjuku, but...
  7. Re: Silver Mountain Water "A long overdue overview"

    They are part of what makes the scent good for me. I don't get a lot of similarities with Himalaya other than the shared millesime base. Himalaya was one that slowly grew on me (and then I grew bored...
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    Re: Essence of Japan

    their other stores are much more welcoming, including Aoyama, Arashiyama, and on the hill up to Kiyomizudera.

    Unfortunately my wife isn't such a big fan of more traditional incenses so I don't...
  9. Re: What is the proper way to pronounce "Mugler"?

    I used to think I could do a decent American accent, but realized I'm actually pretty crap at it.



    Effort and respect are an important part of communication. I would think it's essential to at...
  10. Re: What is the proper way to pronounce "Mugler"?

    It's amusing, but then again I find the Australian accent to be a bit ugly (classic Aussie cultural cringe about our accent). Mashups of accents and languages can be very interesting. When Korean...
  11. Re: What is the proper way to pronounce "Mugler"?

    They do in Japan if we're nitpicking. Like my own name, for foreign countries they use a pronunciation that will be easy to handle.
    In this respect, I can't really recall enough perfume advertising...
  12. Re: What is the proper way to pronounce "Mugler"?

    I think personal names are different, and I try to address people as they wish to be addressed, but there are limits to how close I expect people to get due to their native tongue. Very few...
  13. Re: What is the proper way to pronounce "Mugler"?

    I pronounce it in the way that I think is most likely to be understood by the SA :p

    I always find the cultural cringe that often exists in perfumery in relation to the reverence shown to France...
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    Re: Essence of Japan

    Might drop into their head store in Kyoto. They're always kind of snooty towards westerners there until you start talking to them and somehow satisfy them that you're not there to do anything strange...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons Black Pepper

    Interesting. Sounds like it's worth sampling. I'll keep an eye out for it.
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    Re: People who don't wear fragrances ...

    I think Basenotes needs a special, slightly condescending, term for such people ;)
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    Re: Outrageous place to leave a parcel!

    Packages are never left anywhere other than the mail box or the secure delivery lockers. If you aren't home they leave a slip with the details to arrange delivery at another time that day or another...
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    Re: People who don't wear fragrances ...

    Me for most of my life. Allergies (runny nose and asthma), didn't think they smelled good, seemed selfish and self centered to do something that would create a cloud extending well beyond my personal...
  19. Re: Does a Marine/Sea salt note play stronger to your nose than others report?

    Calone, which is one of the most commonly used chemicals for achieving a watery effect, sticks out like a sore thumb to me, although I find I'm getting a bit less sensitive to it. It's used in many...
  20. Re: Silver Mountain Water "A long overdue overview"

    Powerhouse sounds scary. SMW lasted 10-12 hours for me with considerable projection, although I understand I'm in a minority experiencing that kind of performance.
  21. Re: Silver Mountain Water "A long overdue overview"

    Interesting. I like SMW but not enough to pay Creed prices, so I'd toyed with the idea of Al Rehab Silver. Interesting to see another cheap candidate. I guess I should do a search for SMW clone...
  22. Re: Looking for non traditional summer scents: Smoke, leather, incense, ash,tea, tobacco etc.

    I've seen peopl suggest 2 Man, but I could never pull it off.

    Sequioa recently surprised me with how good it was in the heat but now actually prefer it when the weather is warm.
    Tam Dao and Oud...
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    Re: Essence of Japan

    Buckwheat, either milled into flower for noodles or whole as a pillow filling.
    Plum blossoms at the end of winter. Cherry blossoms less so, but around the start of April (start of the new school...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th July, 2016

    Sel Marin
  25. Re: Silver Mountain Water "A long overdue overview"

    I had a largish decant and I enjoyed it. Preferred it in winter to summer. Lasted forever on me, especially if any got on clothes.
    In the end I began to feel that the berry (black currant) and rose...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    It's good, but I feel stupid buying a full bottle when a smallish decant would've sufficed ;)

    It would be interesting to know the facts behind discontinuation.
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    Ambre Sultan
    Santal Majascule
    5'Oclock Au Gingembre
  28. Re: Keep or dump Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme?

    https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2oK3urOPemMcM6RYbuHiB0b_DjAjtUc79uZXNGZ-IKOcpCHXCzZ46W-sy2w
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    Re: Cologne First Date?

    I guess there are two approaches.
    1 - treat it like a job interview and wear nothing, just in case.
    2 - wear something on the grounds that you are a perfume lover, and they're going to have to...
  30. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Arrghhh. The power of suggestion. I thought it was ok, but now that you've said that I can't unsee the listerine bottles. Definitely could've been executed better. Serge Lutens is a perfect example.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    I think I'll be sitting out the next two weeks due to travel with no, or minimal, scents. I really wish I had a decant, maybe 15-20mls of SMN's Jasmine (Gelsomino) as it would be ideal for the...
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    Re: Essence of Japan

    OK, as a resident Japan loudmouth there was no way I would not post in this thread :)



    I know where he's coming from. However, despite my total association of yuzu with Japan, I'm not sure this...
  33. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    I guess it depends on whether we're hit with a wave of reformulation conspiracy theories when the changeover happens.

    I quite like it from an aesthetic viewpoint, plus it's cost saving measure...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th July, 2016

    Aventus
  35. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    It hasn't arrived yet and I may not see it for a couple more weeks because I'll be away.



    I've got about 15 ml, and if I'm honest with myself that should be enough, although it might be easy...
  36. Re: Predict Them Now: Fragrances That Will Be Discontinued and Sell for Big Bucks on eBay in 3 Years

    Now I'm feelIng an irrational fear driving me to buy a full bottle of Eau Sauvage Parfum.

    I'd toyed with the same feeling for Infusion d'Homme, but considering how little my 5ml decant has lasted...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th July, 2016

    Today feels like a Cologne Royale day.
  38. Re: What is it going to take to get me to buy LIDGE???

    My favorite was the person who reviewed it as smelling like a fart, although he didn't say whether it was a masculine or feminine fart.
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    Re: Zagorsk or Slumberhouse Norne

    Norne is darker, and while not exactly fresh Zagorsk has a cold aspect to it that makes it easier to wear in the heat. I'm too scared to even try wearing my Norne in summer.
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Rumored to be discontinued. I picked one up online for about $80 about 6 months ago. As someone mentioned above, a frankincense bomb that is sneakily complex. I originally assumed it was a cold...
  41. Re: What is it going to take to get me to buy LIDGE???

    I think EDB is Eau de Baux.

    One says hairy chest and thick mustache, another says it's quite feminine and could be worn by a woman. Interesting how perceptions differ.
    Personally the powdery...
  42. Re: Looking for a nicer variation of: Occitane Eau de Baux

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ-aJ74vWabY71S_CeMb2OmzS2jCUD5jnWdbiWcjCUbqiPEmyXv
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

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    Re: Blind Buy Infusion de Vetiver

    Yep, pretty much enforces why I'm buying it. Not looking for a "vetiver person" scent, and I explain what I'm hoping to get from it at the start.
  45. Re: Any fragrances where the dry powdery makeup iris stays around the whole time?

    I'd say DHI is more Iris prominent. The leather in Dior Homme Parfum overpowers the Iris to my nose.
  46. Re: What is it going to take to get me to buy LIDGE???

    Blind bought it and never looked back, even though I'm not big on gourmands.

    Something about a dry patchouli bomb with vanilla and cocoa putting you off? Not sure I'd class it as an upmarket EdB...
  47. Re: Any fragrances where the dry powdery makeup iris stays around the whole time?

    On skin DHI devolves into vanilla, but if I get any on my hair or clothes that Iris hangs around forever.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Infusion de Vetiver
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    I remember that. Very instructive and a good read.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Continuing the green theme because I didn't get to wear it yesterday

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26124417.jpg

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd July, 2016

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26124417.jpg
  52. Re: Dihydromyrcenol (formerly ambroxan). Can we get it banned as a fragrance ingredient?

    I have to admit I quite like a lot of these chemicals. If people talk about iso e super being used in a scent I'm all over it. Norlimbanol? Let me at it. Karanal? I believe it plays a major role in...
  53. Re: I don't smell the [insert note] in [insert fragrance]

    I only smell the Iris in Bois d'Argent sometimes. It comes and goes in Sugi as well.

    yep



    No oud. Plenty of Angelica.
  54. Re: Ambroxan. Can we get it banned as a fragrance ingredient?

    That was my understanding too.

    I'm afraid to say I'm not at all troubled by the loss of oakmoss. Not an allergy, just don't like how it smells.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Switched it up with some French Lover. Bitter, fresh greens in the form of galbanum, angelica, and vetiver.

    Other favourite green scents that I no longer have are No. 19, Eau de Lierre and Ombré...
  56. Re: Ambroxan. Can we get it banned as a fragrance ingredient?

    I think the range is a bit bigger than that and there are quite a few chemicals referred to as woody ambers. For dry splintered I'd have though Norlimbanol fits the bill better. Then again, we all...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd July, 2016

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26140850-2199.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Went with Sugi

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26140850-2199.jpg

    Probably not my greenest scent. The green of the sugi is mainly in the opening and then its almost a fresh grey...
  59. Re: Ambroxan. Can we get it banned as a fragrance ingredient?

    The interesting thing with GIT is that it has that Creed millesime base that is very dependent on ambroxan. This is the reason there are often threads saying GIT = SMW = MI = Himalaya. To my nose...
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    All of my green scents are geared towards really hot weather, and the forecast is for unseasonably cold weather tomorrow.

    Currently thinking French Lover at this stage, although Vettiveru could be...
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man: truly reformulated?

    More double blind testing! But yes, definitely need to remove the expectation bias that comes from just knowing the sprays are from two different samples or which one is which.
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    Re: Montale Oud's REAL or SYNTHETICS ?

    Watched and interesting corner on Japanese TV about agarwood in Vietnam, including a plantation where it was ethically grown and harvested. Still a painstaking process, so I imagine even that source...
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    Re: When Did You Stop Your Collection?

    There was a brief period for a couple of months here and there where I bought nothing, not even decants or samples, but a change In seasons often makes me want something new and perfect for the type...
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    Poll: Re: DHC vs CDG Energy

    I always see the energy series in store here but for some reason I've never sampled it.
  65. Re: does anyone recieve frags from fragrancenet that arrive leaking/hot and leak when sprayed?

    Never happened to me when shipped internationally (i.e. they were probably exposed to lower than sea level air pressure during their flight across the Pacific.
    Then again, I've only ever bought...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th July, 2016

    Spray sample of Le Petit Grain arrived so I couldn't resist a spritz. The herbs are far more prominent than when I dabbed.
  67. Re: Would you buy a scent called Woody Swamp if...

    This!

    I'd be intrigued and I'd want to sample it to see whether I got on with that putrid swamp accord.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th July, 2016

    Sunday Cologne

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26130499.jpg

    The opening is a bit cologne like, but then it goes very spicy-woody. There was also a brief flash at the beginning that...
  69. Re: Gucci Pour Homme i or Issay Miyake, which one to buy

    Good work. You went th Basenotes way and bought both.

    If you hadn't taken that option, the question would be whether you wanted a warm, ambery woody scent or a fresh citrus aquatic.
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    Re: Blind Buy Infusion de Vetiver

    As far as I can tell it's the old one, but as it's an online retailer there's always a chance that they just haven't updated their pictures.

    I've ordered anyway. It seems the only naysayer was...
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    Re: Fragrance for Record Breaking Heat Wave

    Another vote for Sel Marin and Cedrat Enivrant.
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    Re: Well blended?

    Yep, I'll steal his definition too. That's the sense that I use it in, and what I assume others mean when they use it. Then again, in a similar thread I seem to recall some people saying that, to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th July, 2016

    Felt the need for a light spray of Sel Marin before bed.

    Definitely my king of aquatics. Just something so uplifting and airy about it.
    Must resist the impulse to buy a full bottle before I...
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    Re: Blind Buy Infusion de Vetiver

    Actually, I think it was a few of your posts that inspired the need to smell this.
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    Blind Buy Infusion de Vetiver

    With the phasing out of the infusion line and replacement with the more expensive Les Infusions I've been tempted to pick up either Infusion d'Homme or something while I can still get them cheaply.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th July, 2016

    L'Eau d'Issey Pour Homme

    After revisiting my hardly worn bottle of AdG I felt I had to come back to this too. Love the citrus and woods, and I can live with the calone.
    So potent though. The...
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    Re: Meetup in Manhattan : Sunday July 17th

    Com de gyaruson

    The comme de is pretty much the same as the English but garçons becomes gya ru son (son pronounced like the French)
    コムデギャルソン

    Personally I think that it should be pronounced...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage is today's sample trial...

    No, if it smelled of that then it might actually be a bit interesting.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th July, 2016

    Post gym - Acqua di Gio

    I haven't worn it for a while, and something in my head said to check it out again because it might satisfy my aquatic itch so I don't have to buy a full bottle of Sel...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th July, 2016

    Odeur 71
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th July, 2016

    Cologne Indelebile
  82. Re: Wearing Sample from Le Labo "The Noir 29". My thoughts so far.

    Not sure I'd describe it as spicy. As mentioned above. Green wood. I thought it goes through a stage where the fig is unnecessarily potent and pervasive, so I could see how it could be offensive....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th July, 2016

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26140337-7338.jpg

    Cedrat Enivrant
  84. Re: Do you equate certain ranges of fragrances with seasons of the year? Do you not?

    I have a number of fresh scents I only use when it's hot.
    Something about 2 Man screams autumn to me. Some scents like Dior Homme Parfum and LIDGE I only ever want to use when it's really cold.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th July, 2016

    Grand Neroli
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    I love this scent. As you say, perfect in extreme heat. I think this will definitely be my next full bottle from Atelier Cologne, although I recently got a 5ml decant which may last me through the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Continuing with citrus EdCs after the gym with a dowsing of Cologne Sologne, as well as a bit of Cologne Indelebile because the sprayer on my decant broke so I wanted to test after transferring it to...
  88. Re: Looking for Ideas for a Casual Summer Frag....

    I know you said no EdC, but have you tried Vettiveru?
    Sel Marin may fit, although maybe the price prevents it fron Feeling casual.

    Eau Sauvage
  89. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    I get very few compliments but not many complaints either. My wife once complained that Himalaya smelled too perfumey. A shop assistant gave me a funny look when I was wearing Leather Oud , but that...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    Interesting. Maybe it's because I've rarely sampled from the female marketed fragrances, but I assumed this was easy because citrus is used in the opening of so many scents. Even easier if one...
  91. Re: I done gone done it. Impulse buy: Dior Homme Parfum

    I've one one it a couple of times, but I do 2 sprays of DHP and then one of DHI on top (same spot) in an attempt to get the more prominent Iris of DHI in the opening. DHP's heart and base the....
  92. Re: I done gone done it. Impulse buy: Dior Homme Parfum

    Not at all. I like it better than DHI, although I'll give DHI 1st round points because I think it has the better Iris opening.
    Layering them has also worked for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

    A generous application of 4711 and Cologne Sologne after my evening bath.
  94. Re: I done gone done it. Impulse buy: Dior Homme Parfum

    Perfect for cold winter days. Probably not cold enough for me in Sydney, but I get some decent usage out of it here in Tokyo.
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    Re: You can only have your top three...

    My most worn are Oud Wood, TdH PP, and Guerlain Homme, which is more an indication of their nature as practical all rounders.
    My top 3 in terms of my favorite scents wouldn't provide such a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

    Cheers. Getting close to the end of my decant and I think it may be full bottle time.

    Edit - Oh, look. A 100ml bottle shipped from First in Fragrance for slightly less than it would cost me from a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th July, 2016

    Sel Marin
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    It's supposed to have just been renamed as Infusion Iris Cedre or something, but a Basenoter reported back that it wasn't the same.
    Probably my favorite soapy/laundry fresh scent. Love wearing it...
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    Re: Masculine Iris?

    No such thing as a masculine Iris.

    Now that we've gotten that out of the way we can all just nominate our favorite Iris scents.
    I'll add 28 La Pausa for another fresh, clean Iris.
  100. Re: Guerlain Homme Intense EDP or l eau boise??

    Boisee, although in terms of wood, it's a vetiver scent rather than cedar or anything like that.
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