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  1. Re: Looks like ristretto Intense cafe is in US

    Oh wow, I didn't even know this existed.
  2. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Agonist - Hope

    Well damn. Kind of a let down. I wanted to blind buy this one, but got a sample instead. Yeah a kind of candied orange smell, and the green 'tree' smell like cypress and/or juniper....
  3. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Orto Parisi - Bergamask

    Kind of how I expected it to smell, but also not. Like a peppery citrus that kind of smells like a candy necklace or something. Wouldn't really have guessed musk - smells...
  4. Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    Oh, so that'll mean one (or two; Cali) is ~1300 miles away and the other will be ~1800 miles away from me.

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/NsIJrwllj1ybtl1Q61/giphy.gif

    Haha, but for real there's...
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Cartier - La Panthère (EdP)

    So I'm kinda assuming that gardenia is one of my favorite white florals - it has a certain like.. creaminess or something to it that I enjoy, especially in Bois 1920...
  6. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Auphorie - L'Anima Della Rosa

    Okay, I'm having some trouble describing this one. It's different, but familiar notes/accords, but I'm not sure how to put them into words.

    Okay, so I'm getting...
  7. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    MIU MIU L'eau Rosée

    Light. Pleasant. Generic. Citrus and shampoo/body wash smell. Not bad, just mediocre.

    https://i.imgur.com/SFXR8wn.png
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Thanks! And yep, haha, I gotta get over the 'sting' of buying samples, but it might be the smarter and healthier thing to do in the long run.



    Grats! One of the best MFK, :D
  9. Re: Recommend a fragrance that smells like Cheeto's?

    http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/1M9fmo1WAFVK0/giphy.gif
  10. Re: If you had the choice would you get Eau Sauvage vintage, or new?

    I've had multiple bottles of vintage Eau Sauvage that I bought over the past year or so - every. single. one. smelled just fine!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Also went ahead and did the smarter thing and ordered some samples instead of blind buying any bottles. Yay, I'm growing up!

    Jovoy - Incident Diplomatique
    Byredo - Sundazed
    Orto Parisi -...
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ineke - Idyllwild

    I kept putting off sampling this because the sample looks kind of boring. Well, quite the surprise to get that citrus opening - was not expecting that.

    Damn this opening is...
  13. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sisley - Eau Tropicale

    Eh. Easy going, pretty generic. Smells like.. apple scented shampoo mixed with regular lotion or something. Not bad, not great, just.. average?
    ...
  14. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    I'm curious - why? Like, if you owned Interlude Man, would you seriously do 9 sprays?
  15. Re: Dunhill Launches Four Mens Scents in Signature Collection!

    I'm just kind of surprised how no one has mentioned the box presentation is essentially a Tom Ford Private Blend knock-off. Are they both under the same umbrella corp?
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    hednic, are you getting Jovoy to ship to a USA address of yours? When I go to checkout area it gives me this:

    https://i.imgur.com/0mWu4fm.png

    at a Texas, USA address.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Terre d'Hermes 100ml (2007 batch code, original formulation).
  18. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    From what I currently own... maybe Guerlain Homme L'Eau Boisee & Virgin Island Water

    I do 6 or so sprays for VIW, but it's a newly cracked open bottle, so I'm hoping it'll get stronger later on.
    ...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    House seems kind of boring to me, but then again I'd need to spend more time with it and smell the frags more by themselves instead of trying to smell multiple within a short period of time in a...
  20. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Ha, now that you say chocolate I get the resemblance! Neat! It might smell pretty vanilla-y to me right now, with like a human sweat smell as well (not a B.O sweat, just a regular quick sweat like...
  21. Re: Of Current Shalimar, What Has More Civet

    What about longevity of the EdC?

    Did they stop making the EdC? If so, roughly how long ago (around the same time as Vetiver EdC?)?
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    Haha was just gonna post asking about if this is under a new owner as I had read about Caron being up for sale last year or something.

    Interested in trying this. :)
  23. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Oh, nice :D





    Yeah I got animalic stuff from it, it reminded me of Madhat Scents Fur, but Fur is like wayyyy more potent in that regard, it was way too much - not really wearable, ahah.
  24. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Auphorie - Eau de Nyonya

    Bahahaha, this smells like the Buttered Popcorn flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans! Which also smells similar/reminds me of this flavor of vape liquid my gf uses (it's a...
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    Re: Most Pleasant Rare Fragrances?

    I find stuff like Dior Leather Oud, Eau d'Hermes, etc. really pleasing, but that's... probably not what you're looking for? ha
  26. Re: Name a scent that smells even better when you overspray it

    None? By definition overspraying means it's too much, it's been over - sprayed.

    Plus it'll probably just knock out my nose a lot to that scent; just block it out faster and I won't even notice the...
  27. Re: Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vetyver Haiti. Opinions

    I tried looking on their site last night or so, didn't find it on there for sale.
  28. Re: Comptoir Sud Pacifique - Vetyver Haiti. Opinions

    Anyone know where this can be bought in USA? Interested in this one. If not, I might just add to an order from FiF/EN or something in the future.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Oooh, does anyone know where this can be bought in US? Grats btw.
  30. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Escentric Molecules - Escentric 01

    Hm.. okay. So it kind of smells like hamster bedding, and celery or something, and.. rubber? Haha

    I think the sample may be off as I get 0 citrus from this.
    ...
  31. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Auphorie - Musc Oud Maharaja

    Ooooh. Not sure if it was this one or the other, or a combination of both in the sample pouch that a a kind BN'er send to me - but reminded me of caramel popcorn and...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Fahrenheit 200ml ~1996 or earlier.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Fahrenheit 200ml ~1996 or earlier.
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Armani - Sì Passione

    Great job with the pineapple, it ACTUALLY smells like pineapple to me. I'm kind of starting to think that 'generic' feminine smell I smell in these frags is pear... I get it...
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    Re: TdH Does Smell Like TdH

    Post pics of bottle + box. Could be you had an older formulation with decant, but bottle is newer. Could be bottle damaged during storage from temperature.

    Could just be your nose is messed up OR...
  36. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Serge Lutens - Serge Noire

    Well.. hm. One of the stranger openings of a frag, haha. It kind of smells like standing in the kitchen while someone is preparing a homemade soup with spices.

    What...
  37. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    LM Parfums - Radikal Lotus

    Quite nice! It's a familiar smell though. That sweet saffron smell. Reminds me of Montale for some reason.

    https://i.imgur.com/u5qcUop.png
  38. Re: Recent Fragrance Releases You Feel Have Been Overlooked?

    https://media.giphy.com/media/UZA15w44oCT1m/giphy.gif
  39. Re: Question about Creed Aventus from Noseparis.com

    -> http://www.basenotes.net/forums/293-Creed-Aventus-Subforum <-
  40. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Interested..
  41. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Okay, not the first time I've smelled this - I've actually owned it before, BUT I'm not sure if the formulation has changed - or it could just be because my nose is messed up, and/or could also be...
  42. Re: Dolce & Gabbana K. The new masculine pillar

    Don't really like the aesthetic of it. Feels too 'young' and urban, like trying to be hip and stuff. Meh.
  43. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Michael Kors - Wonderlust Eau Fresh

    Smells good, but it also has that generic same accord thing running through it - what the heck is that?! From memory, however flawed, it seems notes that are...
  44. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Similar. Burberry London for Men doesn't small bad, but it just doesn't really do anything to me.
  45. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    Not necessarily super hyped, but some stuff I don't recall trying/haven't tried..

    CH Men Prive
    Office for Men
    any Parfums Vintage
    any Alexandria
    any DUA (except 1, I didn't know it was DUA...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Well that was unexpected! Just got complimented (un-solicited) by someone who has never said anything about what I wear before, haha.

    She said that it smells so good and even asked what I'm...
  47. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    Not regrets as I got the experience and such, but some of the worst buys (or ones I acquired otherwise) that I didn't like...

    Olfattology Yacuma
    Olfattology OT.23
    M. Micallef Osaito
    REALOUD &...
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    Re: Fantasy Flankers?

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille with some added skanky oud, oooooh boy!
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    I test a good bit also. But as far as logged tests/wears.. Gucci Envy for Men @ 4.
  50. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Dame Perfumery - New Musk Oil

    If you let it come to your nose, it smells more like freshly washed clothes. Fabric softener smell or something. Closer up is a bit more interesting, it has a more...
  51. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Guerlain - Cuir Beluga

    Mmmmm, yummy. I'm assuming this was a kind of precursor to SDV. It smells a good bit similar. Like.. take SDV, remove the cedar, and add a powdery element.

    I like it....
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Grazie!



    Thanks!



    Thanks! My 2nd or so bottle. Glad I don't have to deal with that puff atomizer anymore, ugh, haha. Might try the Cuir Beluga on skin today or tomorrow. :D
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Guerlain - Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    Just went to Neiman Marcus during lunch break and picked up a bottle. Re-acquisition. I had the 2nd(?) type with the puff atomizer and I didn't really like...
  54. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Yves Saint Laurent - Tuxedo

    Went to Neiman Marcus during my lunch. Didn't even know they carried this there!

    I was weary of this because of the patchouli, but I gotta say.. this is quite nice....
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Have you tried/owned from the newer 100ml bottles? They do seem better built, as well as the boxes.
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Tocca Cleopatra

    Hm. Wait, is there violet in this too? And I get a kind of banana-esque smell from this. And a kind of wood smell, like plain old regular wood - or wood varnish?

    Oh, it's the...
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    Re: How does it make you feel?

    Azzaro Pour Homme? Extremely different from Eau Sauvage. Both are good work scents, mature. You can wear any scent lounging at home.

    I don't particularly love either one, but they aren't bad, IMO....
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    That kind of seems anti-snob, actually.
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    Re: In a moment of mad inspiration

    Well, it's good stuff and can be had quite inexpensive from online.

    I will say I prefer the vintage over the newer. That more creamy/sweet/animalic bite is preferred to me.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Yes, and also 'kind of'.

    DUA / Alexandria - no buy
    Parfums de Marly - kind of no buy

    Also vehicle brands don't really interest me enough to buy or even buy samples of, stuff like Ferrari /...
  61. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Marc Jacobs - Daisy

    Well.. what a nice surprise! This was not what I was expecting from this. It really reminds me of like.. Gucci Pour Homme II and Amouage Portrayal Man. It has like a... almost...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Grazie :thumbsup: - price might shoot up for this one in the future reaching up towards GPH I status in years from now.





    Thanks! And grats to you too. No idea on the performance from the...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Gucci Pour Homme II (2010 batch code)

    It seems this time around the discontinuation rumors are actually likely to be true, so I'm getting some goodie old stuff before prices might hike up.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Good to hear about the sprayer :D. How tall are they? Haha.



    Thanks! Wearing some from my bell jar right now. Good stuff. I legitimately didn't wear any on my skin (due to laziness of decanting...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Serge Lutens - Muscs Koublaï Khan (I have in the bell jar already, but I sooo prefer sprays. Not too big on decanting). I want to see the newer 100ml Gratte-Ciel bottle in person too.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Grazie, thanks! :)



    Grats. Good stuff. Have you tried A*Men Pure Havane?

    I remember like one time I was wearing Naxos and I smelled something great, took me a second to realize, "Oh wait,...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Grats! Haven't decided on this one myself, but it's good stuff! Has that same family vibe as Fahrenheit and Grey Flannel to me. Further testing is needed!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Guerlain Vetiver x2 (one today, one yesterday)
    One 4.2oz ribbed BNIB 2004 batch code.
    Another 50ml EdT with messed up or clogged sprayer (might be able to fix, or just decant, or something else)
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver x3 (one today, one yesterday, one a week ago or so)
    One 4.2oz ribbed BNIB 2004 batch code.
    One 50ml EdT - probably 90's bottle
    Another 50ml EdT with messed up or clogged sprayer...
  70. Re: Best cheap lavender-dominated men's fragrances

    Caron Pour Un Homme - I'm partial to the vintage. Amazing stuff.
  71. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    More modern-ish type freshies that might work well in heat...

    Chrome comes to mind. Man, I miss Chrome. I can't really get it because her douchecanoe ex wore it, :(.
    Petit Matin may come off as...
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    Re: 2018 Dior Farenheit pic please

    Yes, as far as I'm aware. I have a 2018 and it's a black border type.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Not my SOTD, but I put on some Versace L'Homme a bit ago. Great stuff.
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    Re: F. Malle price increase August 1st

    By how much?
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    My 2018 bottle is awesome! It might smell different than vintage, but that's fine. I actually prefer my 90s bottle over the 1988 bottles I had. So far I'm keeping my 2018 and my 92 or whatever it is.
  76. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    Thanks! Damn, I might just blind buy Jicky then. Current EdP fine? or do I have to do some digging. Any particular vintage of it?
  77. Re: Mugler B*Men: What are our thoughts in 2019?

    I liked it when I owned it. But that was a while ago, I'm not quite sure how I'd feel about it now. But from what I recall - positive! It's been discontinued since what.. 2008? or 2012 or something?
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    /shrug - try it again in months or something from now. It hit me right from the get-go and it's with me for life now.

    I've come around on other frags, thankfull. Guerlain Vetiver I didn't care for...
  79. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Thierry Mugler - Alien Eau de Parfum

    So like, I've smelled this before. But this might be the first intentional time I'm wearing it on my skin.

    The very opening smelled like suntan lotion with...
  80. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    Wait, hold up. I've been interested in Jicky for a while, and I LOVE Caron Pour Un Homme. Are you saying it's similar to the Caron but with more pronounced animalism? :O
  81. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Something like this. How dare you make me choose amongst my children!

    1. Kouros (vintage, up to 2012)
    2. Fahrenheit (opening at least)
    3. Leather Oud
    4. Guerlain Vetiver
    5. Musc Ravageur
    6....
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Oscar de la Renta - Bella Blanca

    It's not bad, but I'm getting quite the generic vibe from it. I'm not wrong, am I? What gives off this typical smell? Is it jasmine + pear? or white musk + pear,...
  83. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    They pretty much all smell decent/good, though Montale Black Aoud is kind of.. boring to my nose. My favorite's might be Oud Ispahan, Rose d'Arabie (in the older crappier boxes, I'm suspicious of a...
  84. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Sospiro - Duetto

    Nice. One of the better rose/oud combos I've smelled. This actually has a legitimate, or close to, oud smell - a little skanky which I prefer. Nice.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Guerlain Vetiver 50ml - I'm assuming 90's bottle most likely, seems some expletive removed the batch code. Oh well. Pretty dang cheap price.

    https://i.imgur.com/usA1Oec.png
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Grats, one of the best Amouage I've tried :D
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    HTTP://WWW.BONDNO9.COM (it keeps making it a link, don't know how to make it NOT do that..)

    Recently I went to a store I'd never been to before and I sprayed this on a tester strip thing and...
  88. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    by Kilian - 'Adults' (whatever the full name is)

    Not bad! When I see the notes of vanilla, fig, whatever it might be easier to separate them in my mind while smelling. If I don't look at notes it...
  89. Strange vintage 1991 Kouros - thoughts?

    So I have this Kouros bottle that's glossy, 1991 batch code.

    It's a tester and has info on the back of the bottle. I'm thinking this might be why it's glossy - for eye appeal to potential...
  90. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Juliette has a Gun - Not a Perfume

    Hm. Okay, maybe not the best time to use this when my nose is messed up. I might hold onto this one for longer as a reference to ambroxan/Cetalox.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    :D



    Perhaps! From what I recall it's not as near as challenging/polarizing as the regular.
  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Jimmy Choo Man Blue

    Pleasant. Just a nice smell good frag. Kind of blends into other designer offerings, but in the opening I got a kind of peppery or cedar-like smell. Not gonna buy it, but I...
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Carolina Herrera - Mystery Tobacco

    Bottled arrived and I just applied some.

    Nice. It's not super sweet to where it'll get monotonous and boring and just sick of it throughout the dry. It does...
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Went for a haircut and got there a little early, figure I had time (spoiler: had wayyy more time) so I popped into a local dept. store and sprayed on a couple frags.

    Montblanc Explorer

    I mean,...
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    https://i.imgur.com/st8XeO0.jpg
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    You have good reason to be concerned, ha. It's extremely dominant at least in the opening and for a while after, IMO. May have reminded me of Vicks VapoRub.

    Sample first.. don't blind buy this one.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Kouros Fraicheur - re-acquisiton. Maybe shouldn't have sold that 93 or 95 or whatever it was that I had before. Live and learn! :)

    https://i.imgur.com/5CfgwCP.png
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Kouros Fraicheur





    Grazie, :).
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    Re: Dior packaging

    Cool ^^
  100. Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - smell the same in new 100ml Gratte Ciel bottles VS bell jar in recent years

    Buying internationally might be one way - I think 290 EUR (then take off 19% VAT possibly?), but also a seller on eBay selling for $299 or something like that.
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