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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Does anybody else think that new packaging looks like cK style packaging?

    Also, I can't tell if this is a better deal than Jeremy's fragrance or not:...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    xDDD
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Azzaro Pour Homme
  4. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Hah believe me, I definitely took that into consideration. No matter how I sliced it, it always reminded me of my coworkers at a job I had in the finance sector. They were making bank (literally) and...
  5. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    It is in the thread where the OP is asking for scents which "punch above their weight," or even ones which you would pay much more than they currently sell for. I mean, would you realistically pay...
  6. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I mean, the thread is mostly about fragrances which cost $10-40 per ~100mL, and Tuscan Leather retails for $230 for 50 ML and isn't discounted anywhere to my knowledge.
  7. Re: why are juices refomulated and other questions

    A couple of reasons
    1. To cut costs, if a manufacturer finds a cheaper ingredient that achieves the same or similar effect
    2. Regulations by institutions such as the IFRA, which restrict or...
  8. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 Sprays of Pino Silvestre today. Probably the only one I'm comfortable with overspraying lol
  9. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I love this juice so much but I find it hard to wear in the current weather we're having here. It's an absolutely perfect fall/winter fragrance though. I'm sure the smoky/woody/muskiness inspired...
  10. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    Not sure how I forgot this one too. Beautiful ambery oriental fougere, and my first "obscure" frag I got while I was still in high school, which kickstarted my love for fragrances. I forgot how cheap...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

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    Pino Silvestre Original "Pine Gems Essence" reformulation
  12. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    +1 Azzaro Pour Homme
    +1 Caron Pour un Homme
    Caron Yatagan
    YSL Kouros (got my bottle for like $40 USD at a discounter)

    And my current favorite, Pino Silvestre Original. It costs like $12 for 125...
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir (because of the ridiculous over the top ads and imagery associated with it's launch campaign, and current day reputation) and Diesel Fuel For Life (fuel bottle that looks...
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    Re: Kouros Soothing Shaving Foam

    If I ever found Kouros shaving cream I would probably take up wetshaving right then and there.
  15. Who is currently manufacturing Azzaro Chrome Legend?

    Case in point: according to Azzaro this fragrance has been discontinued since 2011. I had a bottle with packaging as it appears on it's page on here and on Fragrantica. However, recently not only in...
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    Re: Is my Creed Aventus real?

    Wow, that exact store is where I got my bottle of Kouros while I was on vacation! They tried to talk me out of it and get me to buy an Aventus clone called "L'Univers" by Gerard Monet instead lol. It...
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    Re: Difference between new and old Rive Gauche?

    Never had the tin can but I have a clear glass bottle and it's excellent.

    I've got a clone from Razorock (the shaving soap company) which they make under the brand "zcent" called American Barber....
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    Interesting, so would you say with oakmoss restrictions then it's pretty difficult for IFRA compliant designers to make "true" chypre frags? It seems like most new releases would be in their own...
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    Bleu de Chanel seems like one (bergamot, labdanum, resins, etc) and Aventus is at least marketed as one. I agree about TDH and Dior Homme possibly not fitting in, I just kind of threw those in...
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    Modern (designer) chypres?

    It seems this style has fallen mostly out of favor, no? I know that technically speaking, Bleu de Chanel and Aventus are both considered chypres, but what are some other mass market designer frags...
  21. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    I think Palmolive in the OP was emphasizing how Fahrenheit came about in a similar manner (it was essentially a synthesis of Michael Almairac and Jean-Louis Sieuzac's ideas which were left to mix...
  22. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/463857-A-serious-discussion-on-AI-machine-deep-learning-in-fragrance-production?highlight=ARTIFICIAL+INTELLIGENCE

    I made a thread about that here maybe three...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    I just read on another website that 2019 bottles have the formula code 12948/A indicating yet another reformulation. Not sure how reliable this information is, but are any of you in Europe and can...
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    Re: Your favorite 3 cheapies below /$ 25,=

    +1 Cool Water, Individuel, Azzaro Pour Homme

    I'll add Pino Silvestre (newest formulation), which is incredible, and like $12. Also, Azzaro Chrome Legend is up there too.

    Is anybody familiar...
  25. Re: How does Le Labo maintain consistency of fragrances?

    I think the OP is getting at this: What's stopping an (possibly incompettent, maybe tired/hungover) SA from accidentally putting a few too many drops of "aromachemical A" into the mix, therefore...
  26. Thread: fruty exotic

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    Re: fruty exotic

    Where are these available?
  27. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    Oof is right, what on earth are they thinking?
  28. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    Tin can may be more expensive than Beau de Jour actually. In any event I enjoy the square bottle.
  29. Re: Rive Gauche La Collection (the square bottle) Discontinued???

    There are a couple bottles on Amazon right now, one of them is like $115. I got my bottle from there but not from either of those sellers.
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Original, an underrated gem?

    I get about 7-8 hours out of it, so it's not terribly strong but I don't think I'd want this type of fragrance to be "beast mode" or anything like that. I wore it again today in pretty hot weather...
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    Re: Pino Silvestre Original, an underrated gem?

    This stuff is so refreshing in the heat. I thought it would be too overwhelming and better for Autumn as it's quite woody and herbal but it's not the case. Seriously amazing juice. If anybody hasn't...
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    Re: anyone tried Haeckels?

    Why?
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    Just one spray of the white shouldered formula to start things off.

    It's such a complex fragrance. There's a distinct chalky element, which is no doubt supposed to evoke the sun-soaked marble...
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    Re: Geo F. Trumpers Paisley

    I was curious about it too. I stumbled on that channel and they have great taste. I especially like their Top 5 Fougeres video
  35. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    100mL Azzaro Pour Homme, I've been exploring the classic aromatic fougeres lately.
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    Re: Creed Recommendations for "Freshness"

    Green Irish Tweed would be my pick, I'd love to get it for cheap as you say you can lol. Seriously legendary fragrance, and without it it's doubtful that the majority of "fresh" fragrances we have...
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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

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    Re: Latest Davidoff - Cool Water Intense!

    Interesting, I love Annick Menardo and find Roma Uomo to almost be an oriental take on Cool Water, so I'll definitely be sniffing this out.



    Have you tried Belcam Blue Depths? That stuff is...
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    Re: 500$ for Aventus Cologne!

    That's standard Creed MSRP as far as I know. You get what you pay for :)
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Congrats on the Fahrenheit, something about those older bottles seems way more esoteric and almost "mystical" than the newer more streamlined design.

    I ordered a bottle of Rive Gauche from Amazon...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    I've just sent a follow up email asking them to clarify if it's a USA only discontinuation. I'll update once they respond back. They took about a week to get back to me when I originally asked about...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    So it seems like this is mostly a USA thing then. On their international (English) site, the USA is left off of the list in places to buy it.

    When I asked Dior about 2019 bottles of Fahrenheit...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    No, but close. I live in Long Island near Queens. I’ve been to Brooklyn though and there are even more of them over there!
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    That's what I assumed. Still, capitalism works in crazy ways, and like I said it's interesting to say the least that he's releasing countless fougeres over the past few years while there have been...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    I know this is a troll reply, but it's got me thinking: Is it possible, since he was the creative director for Rive Gauche, that Ford still has some sort of rights to this. and he's trying to totally...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    How is the clear glass bottle with the green juice? Looking at it right now...

    Also I've seen that Luca Turin and a couple of other reviewers mention that Drakkar Noir shares some similarities,...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    YSL himself would probably roll over in his grave. If you read about it, the launch party was extravagant and it was touted as the most expensive male perfume ever made up until that point.
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Not really, it's basically Jeremy spraying it on a bunch of people who then say "it smells good." At the end the guy chimes in and says it smells good again and it's up to you to decide if it's worth...
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    Re: Farewell to Rive Gauche

    It just makes me sad that 17 year old me didn’t immediately buy a tin can bottle of it when I first joined here and read over and over how much of a masterpiece it is. Unfortunately haven’t even...
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    Re: New: La Nuit de L'Homme Eau de Parfum (2019)

    Not really interested at all in trying this, especially because they had to discontinue La Collection Rive Gauche for it. Guess I have to get that one ASAP before prices skyrocket. Thank God Kouros...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I just got the cK All. On first impression, there's a big similarity in the floral notes, but the distinct peppery woodiness from Fragrance One is not there and it instead comes off a bit more...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Thanks Buysblind, I appreciate it! refer to around 7 minutes into this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_hF8PfkBxE

    As well as this article:...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    No problem, like I said I know it's easy to skim past as someone else on the last page did as well and thought it was just a rant, I had to point out that I reviewed it too hahah.

    It's a good...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I have a bottle of it and posted an extensive review on it on the page before this... don’t know why you would jump to conclusions like that lol

    102352

    I know I don't have an avatar and it was...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    I'm doing some research for you guys who want to have an approximation of what this smells like but don't want to spend $200 or whatever ridiculous retail price it is now. I just sent away for a...
  56. Re: Which fragrances remind you of cold mountain air?

    Pino Silvestre Original
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    Re: Angel and Alien - great dry downs!!!

    I love Alien but the smell makes me depressed (for probably obvious reasons)...

    Never tested out Angel but I'm sure I'd know it if I smelled it.
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    Re: Tom Ford lavender extreme

    What does "dated" really mean?

    To me Pour un homme was always the upscale version of Mennen Skinbracer aftershave, which I actually still use pretty often. I don't think it's dated at all.

    I...
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    Re: Masculine Jasmine Fragrances

    Can't believe nobody has mentioned the Acqua di Gio line. The whole line has a lot of jasmine in it.

    Just blind bought a bottle of cK All which is supposed to have a lot of paradisone in it, I'll...
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Do you think he gave Erwin a sample?:smiley:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    Yeah I realize it could've just seemed like a rant and easily skipped over because of the length :grin: Thanks though, I appreciate it!

    If I remember correctly, Acqua di Gio Absolu was quite...
  62. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    Yeah, it seems like a stock reply that they just pasted "Green Irish Tweed fragrance" into the appropriate parts.

    I wonder how GIT smelled when it was launched in the 80s. It must have been...
  63. Re: A response from Creed re complaint about batch inconsistencies

    :grin:
  64. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    That crispness is another big factor in it. The whole fragrance is so dry and starchy, with some "alkaline" properties too. It's really beautiful and I'm wearing it again today.



    Woah! Was the...
  65. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    That is very weird, where did you hear that? It’s still up for sale on their official website and on Fragrancenet, which is where I got my bottle.
  66. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    My nose has developed a bit and while I do still smell some smoky sweet tonka and lavender in Fahrenheit, I no longer smell the barbershop qualities I thought were very prevalent (although there is a...
  67. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    My bad, I meant to write Buysblind. Sometimes my reading skills go out the window :grin:
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    What did you think of my review? Not very relevant?
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    Re: The official Jeremy Fragrance fragrance thread

    So, like I said earlier in the thread, I was a backer of this project for the memes and because I was genuinely interested in the technological implications of the fragrance. As of right now, it's...
  70. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I like wearing Kouros to the gym :D
  71. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    It must be rare when a reformulation actually makes a fragrance perform better, right? My bottle has a rich deep purple/violet colored juice also.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    What are some that you like, then?
  73. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    Bought from Fragrancenet last year, iirc manufactured year was 2017. I’ll double check for you when I get home. *Update* Yup it was manufactured in October, 2017. Was there a reformulation that...
  74. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    Wow this stuff has such excellent performance! I put a spray on my wrist and dabbed them together last night, and could still smell it projecting when I woke up. After my shower I could still smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

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    Prada- Amber Pour Homme
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I've never actually encountered anybody in real life who disliked the smell. At work, two sprays and my coworkers were asking what it is so they could check it out too. I showed Kouros to my friend...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    This is the first year I get to participate!

    The “top posters” really hate this juice on the other fragrance website... not sure why.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th May, 2019

    Jealous :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th May, 2019

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  80. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    This description seems much more in line with my own experience. In fact, I'm wearing Drakkar Noir today and Prada Amber almost seems like a super upscale, transparent or "crystalline" version of it...
  81. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    Hmmm, my experience with saffron is that it's a very spicy flavor, whereas I'm getting an almost herbal greenness to the smell. Looking at the actual ingredients (not the notes) could it be the...
  82. Re: Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    Hah I guess my nose is just broken then, or I'm associating the color of the juice too much.
  83. Do you get a lavender note in Prada Amber pour Homme?

    I know it's not an officially listed note, and all of the advertising/note listings point towards a more chypre structure (bergamot, labdanum, patchouli), but do any of you get more of a...
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    Re: How does Yataghan perform for you?

    My 2017 bottle lasts quite a bit longer than 6 hours total (what he describes) with only 2-3 sprays.. he may be spraying so much that it destroys the olfactory receptors.
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Thanks for the info. This company doesn't seem appealing to me, but to each his own. I've got CDNIM which was $28 when I first got it (obviously a bit more expensive now due to hype) which will...
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    Re: So Parfums Vintage just dropped more scents

    Does this company list ingredients on their packaging? What else separates them from Alexandria, which is highly maligned here? It seems like they're selling clones at almost $2 USD/mL.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    It's no big deal, like The_Cologneist mentioned Fahrenheit is many of our favorite fragrances as it is mine as well. Any information I get from Dior themselves I will pass along here and like I said...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    Yes it's clear now that I'm talking to a USA branch which is either misinformed or deliberately using sales tactics on me. Either way, it worked and I bought a 2018 bottle.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    Hi Augustya, I've attached the screenshots here, I could forward you the email too if you wish. I'm not trying to send "panic waves," and neither would I lie about a subject like this. I'm just...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    I’m referencing an email they sent me, which you can scroll up to read. If you could take a picture of the 2019 bottle batch code that would be great, it should start with 9. According to Dior...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    2015 I can understand as it's a completely different formula (as evidenced by a different formula code), which has a generic "designery" woody amber vanillic drydown. 2016 and 2018 are the same...
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    I got one reluctantly after I learned they aren't producing any more bottles. It's the same as my 2016 bottle for the most part, possibly marginally stronger as I had removed the sprayer on my first...
  93. Re: Best long lasting and projecting Citrus/Summer Frag?

    Current formula of Kouros is perfectly suited to a hot summer day. I bought mine while I was on vacation in Florida earlier this year, it smelled sublime by the poolside.
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    Re: Fahrenheit - 2018 batches?

    Bump, I'm wondering if anybody with more knowledge of the fragrance industry could weigh in on why they wouldn't be producing any new bottles in 2019. Thanks in advance
  95. Poll: Re: Looking for a Distinct Great Citrus for Spring and Summer + Poll

    Me too, I find it's actually a stinky 80's style fougere masquerading as this current '10's ambroxan bomb. I get a lot of dihydromyrcenol, strong patchouli, sour musk, and powdery/barbershoppy...
  96. Re: What readily-available colognes under $100 fit this description?

    Where is this under $100?

    For the OP:
    Cool Water (and Blue Depths version)
    Azzaro Chrome Legend
    Montblanc Individuel
    Diesel Fuel for Life
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    Re: real ambergris containing fragrances today?

    Just sprayed on some Azzaro Chrome Legend, this stuff has a very realistic ambergris accord. It smells like Creed quality, like Creed doing an Axe fragrance lol
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th April, 2019

    101610
    Belcam - Blue Depths tonight and tomorrow (Tuesday)
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    Re: WaPo anti-perfume screed

    Most of the time I opt for louder fragrances on purpose. I like how it naturally enforces my personal space bubble. Don't like it, don't come near me :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th April, 2019

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