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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Maybe it's just me but I do not read this one as dark or rugged aside form the leathery-woody undertones of the fossilized amber which break through the powdery wall of orris and deer musk...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No worries at all just part of the blind buy game you play. It's a really nice fragrance, just not for me. Top shelf materials are used as always but the last two in War & Peace and Ottoman Empire II...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I scrubbed War & Peace about an hour ago; the beast was far too powdery for me. After washing it off there's that fuzzy deer musk that's just stuck on to my skin...reminds me of Russian Musk after...
  4. Re: A 'Christmas' Scent - Christingle, or: a candlelit orange.

    I feel like I've been looking for something similar as of late...I did find a DSH Perfume named Pomander...but never pulled the trigger on it and I haven't really found anything that fits the bill...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Both are mine, I posted on eBay to get a photo for the sale board board here (easiest way from my phone.) This one is an instant no for me. It's not that it's bad in any way at all...it's just WAY...
  6. Re: Frankincense / smokey / peppery scent that is mordern?

    UNUM LAVS or Armani Bois d'Encens are both at the top of the chain. Additionally, as others have suggested, Comme des Garcons BLACK fits the bill for this IF and ONLY if you don't mind black licorice...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Orris and it smells like baby powder on my skin.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

    Have fun this weekend Q, bring a jacket! I'll be in the city as well but to celebrate a friend's birthday and go out to dinner later in the evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/784016.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    When I think War & Peace, I don't think of massive dosages of femme-leaning powdery orris...which is what is currently dominating the opening of this one. As the orris wears off wisps of deer musk...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    We're 10 days out...it's been really quiet here. I'm not on Instagram so I haven't seen any of the odd beach videos...but any other word since the last? I'd think if the release was definite we'd be...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I was actually going to say I'd like this one quite a bit more if it had something mildly sweet to counterbalance the overall dry-arid feel...vanilla absolute, gaiacwood, benzoin...maybe a jammy rose?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I've always had such a hard time with New Sibet...it's an interesting fragrance and a well-done one at that. It just always felt like it was missing something to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    https://m.fredericmalle.com/media/images/products/630x615/fm_sku_H49301_630x615_0.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    Happy Birthday Furrypine!

    https://m.fredericmalle.com/media/images/products/630x615/fm_sku_H49301_630x615_0.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Wearing my own MadHat Ash & Rose today.

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/239635436/20190613_100248.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Wearing my own MadHat Ash & Rose today.

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/239635436/20190613_100248.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    For anyone that missed it. I have re-released Fur with slight adjustments compared to the last batch.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I bought a bottle of War & Peace because bottles were literally going about 1 a minute on LuckyScent. I made a sort of impulse/panic purchase...total FOMO after reading the description. I'm glad I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Happy Birthday, I hope it's one to remember!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    Amazing photos teardrop! Hope you have a great time.

    Wearing Mont Blanc Legend tonight...one of my wife's favorites. We're going on a date to Ruth's Chris...not sure what we're up to after yet....
  24. Re: Does anyone else favor dank-vegetal scents for Fall like I do? ie, Fougeres and Lavenders

    Terre d'Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver Eau de Parfum is a nicer fall option than the standard EdT IMO and it fits what you seem to be looking for.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    https://d1wwvmedxjfrrp.cloudfront.net/catalog/product/cache/9a2ad3347d254c1ac1a61109144ee401/e/a/eau-de-parfum-34-boulevard-saint-germain-34bedp75-1439x1200.png
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

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    Wore a Malle yesterday in Noir...
  27. Re: Issues with seasonal allergies and sense of smell

    Sorry you have to deal with this. I have been struggling with the same issues for several years now. I don't take any medicine for my allergies anymore I just deal with the nasal congestion, the sore...
  28. Thread: Hwyl by Aesop

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    Re: Hwyl by Aesop

    I can definitely smell the frankincense in this but it really blends into the cypress for me. I don't really get churchy or candle-like frankincense like I do from C12 MNA driven fragrances like...
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    Sounds amazing, too bad it's no longer available :-/
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I wasn't aware either. I don't ever recall them being sold or announced. Maybe as the extra bottles were going out with P+O some requested a bottle? Not sure.



    Deadidol, good to see you back...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

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    Very drab today. Dark, gloomy and pouring down rain. Made for a horrible drive into work. I really have come to despise...
  33. Re: Can someone explain Slumberhouse Ore to me?

    I tried this from the same bottle type a few years back. It's balsamic woods and dry cocoa with undertones of roasted sugars and slight hint of mustiness. I think the color may be different than what...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Cedar Tobacco and Autumn Suede...sound awesome. I wonder if these were just for Josh's own use or if they hit Etsy when he was selling there?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th September, 2019

    Glad everything went well!
  36. Re: Boldest designer or mainstream scents - what are or were they?

    Not really mainstream but designer...Dior Leather Oud. Narciso Rodriguez for Men is another one that comes to mind.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th September, 2019

    https://www.diptyqueparis.com/fstrz/r/s/d1wwvmedxjfrrp.cloudfront.net/catalog/product/cache/9a2ad3347d254c1ac1a61109144ee401/3/4/34-boulevard-saint-germain-eau-de-toilette-34bedt100-face-1439x1200.png...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th September, 2019

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Norne is all about the fir balsam absolute IMO...it completely dominates the fragrance. But, I'm speaking of a bottle from a long while ago...I'm not sure if things changed in the formulation.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th September, 2019

    https://www.creedfragrances.co.uk/tco-images/unsafe/1730x865/center/middle/smart/filters:upscale():fill(transparent):format(png):sharpen(0.5,0.5,true)/https://www.creedfragrances.co.uk/static/media/ca...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 26th September, 2019

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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    100%, it will be replaced by a highlighter bright pink, purple, green or orange bottle designed to catch the eye. The scent will undoubtedly be sweet, soulless and utterly uninspiring. Sad to see...
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    Re: Le Labo is trash...

    To each their own. I enjoy many of their fragrances. Some are definitely BIG swing and a miss for me like Another 13. However, I really enjoy Patchouli 24, Gaiac 10 and Vetiver 46...that being said,...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This is too funny.
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    Re: Anything close to Marc Jacobs Bang?

    Well, there is Bang Bang by Marc Jacobs in addition to this one. It's slightly similar and worth trying if you haven't yet. I remember the original Bang being heavy on black pepper...so there's...
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    Re: A creamy Woody for winter

    Great suggestion. This is about as creamy-vanilla-woody as it gets! Perfect for cold weather...it wears like a warm flannel blanket.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm speaking of the original and this note doesn't come off as spicy to me but I do get a burnt sugar/caramel...almost molasses-like vibe from it. It's been years now since I've sold my bottle so I'm...
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    Re: A creamy Woody for winter

    DSquared2 Potion.
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    Re: Reference Musk, Civet, and Castoreum

    Musk (deer) - Areej le Dore Siberian Musk
    Castoreum - Sonoma Scent Studio Winter Woods...I have a beautiful tincture of this as well I used in one of my own scents called Fur.
    Civet - Dior Leather...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

    http://www.guylaroche.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DKN-HD2.jpg

    Believe it or not...it's my first time wearing this timeless classic.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

    http://www.guylaroche.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/DKN-HD2.jpg

    Believe it or not...it's my first time wearing this timeless classic.
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    Re: A creamy Woody for winter

    Chanel Egoiste, Bois des Iles, Sycomore
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    DSquared2 Potion
    Diptyque 34 Boulevard Saint Germaine, Tam Dao Eau de Parfum
    Marc Jacobs Bang Bang
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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    You can always test it in store...if you like it buy a tester on eBay or from a grey market seller...they're found at reasonable prices.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Ore is one that I REALLY wanted a few years ago but just missed out on when it was discontinued. Before the more recent re-launch I was able to get an old bottle from another basenoter. The fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th September, 2019

    No rain here, the weather is perfect. Cool nights (50-60F) and warmer days (80F.) I'm wearing my own Foliage today.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    It will let you complete the sale, items are are out of stock on the site have no buy button. My guess is that this is a standard response from a rep...they're probably phasing it out for the new...
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud discontinued

    It's available online.

    https://www.dior.com/en_us/products/beauty-Y0907160-leather-oud-fragrance
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    Re: Versatile summer/spring niche fragrances

    I see a lot of Creed recommendations. I'll suggest the sort of unsung fragrance from the house of Creed in Erolfa. It's perfect for spring and summer months as it's a casual fragrance with a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Someone asked on his "dead crab" photo post on his instagram, "is Ore returning?" to which he replied, "Oct 20." So we know of one fragrance for sure that will be a part of the launch on the 20th.
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    Dior Leather Oud for me.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Does anyone know the prices of the new fragrances?
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    Re: Fragrance for upcoming Autumn/Winter

    Chanel Egoiste, as others have suggested is a classic fall/winter fragrance. Notes of creamy sandalwood combined with light spice and a chanel masculine rose-vanilla-wood combo.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So, all of these are being released on October 20th? Or are they all up in the air at this point?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

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  68. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Came here to suggest this.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'd love to pick up Mond and a bottle of Sova...I had to sell my last bottle of Sova a while back while I was scraping together money for my wedding. But...man I'm not sure I can afford $220/30ml,...
  72. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Definitely going to test this one before I go blind on a bottle...after hearing about it being on the sweeter side.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

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    Happy birthday mumsy! A lot of people wearing Hermčs today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    It does, doesn't it!? And thank you :)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    I know! Crazy. Thank you!!!
  77. Re: Comme des Garcons + Monocle Scent Four: Yoyogi

    Dammit...I have literally have not had the slightest interest in anything lately until I saw this.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Hey ErinK!
    Sorry about the bees Quarry. I haven't seen many out this year but I haven't been outside as much this summer.
    Heading to SW Michigan tomorrow afternoon with my wife and the pup. We're...
  80. Re: Best modern Niche/Prive interpretation of 70s/80s powerhouse genre

    This is the first that came to mind.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Wearing one of the oldest...if not...the oldest in my collection by years that I've owned myself today. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio...bottle is easily 10+ years old.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Wearing one of the oldest...if not...the oldest in my collection by years that I've owned myself today. Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio...bottle is easily 10+ years old.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Slumberhouse Grev
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Happy bday shades. Wearing Slumberhouse Grev today.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Nope. Here's quite literally all that's in this one...Lavender Extra Fine Provence, French Lavender Absolute, Lavender Mailette, French Lavender Fleurs, French High Elevation Lavender, Seville...
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    Re: A parfum for nihilism

    https://pics.me.me/are-these-the-nazis-walter-no-donny-these-men-are-21986164.png

    Had to post this...comes to mind every time I hear or read about nihilism...Also, my pick would be Comme des...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus - First Impressions

    I totally agree with this. I find the newer version to be much more wearable and casual whereas the vintage feels heavier and far more animalic with the floral/airy notes pulled back. Personally, I...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

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    Re: In the hunt for my next

    Roja Dove Elysium Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

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    Re: Tuscan Leather and the ashtray drydown?

    If you enjoy this one but simply don't like the ash then you should pick up Tom Ford Ombre Leather. Also, the new Dunhill British Leather is quite the nice alternative to both of these and much...
  92. Thread: Dark

    by rynegne
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    Re: Dark

    Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    https://images.neimanmarcus.com/ca/4/product_assets/C/4/L/H/D/NMC4LHD_bz.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    At this point I think it's safe to say that nobody knows but Josh and I'm not entirely sure that he knows. There were fragrances that were slated for release last fall/early winter that never made it...
  96. Thread: Aesop hwyl

    by rynegne
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    Re: Aesop hwyl

    It's similar to Comme des Garcons Hinoki. I get good-great performance from this one. It's long lasting and projects moderately.
  97. Re: Dior Sauvage: generic freshie... or misunderstood prickly pear weirdo?

    I don't get this "uniqueness" at all from Sauvage personally. Reading this description I'd think we're talking about an entirely different perfume. Sauvage to me is and aromatic ambroxan heavy...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

    https://www.chanel.com/images///w_0.51,h_0.51,c_crop/q_auto,f_jpg,fl_lossy,dpr_2/w_1680/allure-homme-sport-packshot-default-123630-8820671905822.jpg

    From a sample. Beautiful early fall day here....
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

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    Things have been hectic for me lately but I enjoyed my long...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    Happy Birthday Cook.bot

    Wearing Phaedon Black Vetiver today.
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