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  1. Wanted - MPeG Santal Noble (red bottle) & Von Eusersdorff Classic Vetiver

    Hi everyone,

    as the title goes, I'm looking for bottles of:

    MPeG Santal Noble (red bottle, any version - just not the current one in a different transparent bottle)
    Von Eusersdorff Classic...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Finally came to an exit-trio (can't make it to a single exit watch!):

    https://s33.postimg.cc/9dle063hr/20180818_212445.jpg
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    - - -
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Thank you! And nope, it was used in mint conditions. It's a 34 mm model from 1994 (I prefer it way much over the current 38 mm iterations, mostly for the date display which now due to the increased...
  5. Re: A depressed / emotional / crying Jeremy Fragrance

    https://s8.postimg.cc/wq4ep6m9h/Immagine.png
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Quite a long time since my last post here on Basenotes :vrolijk_1:

    Just to revive this thread, here's my latest acquisition:

    https://s7.postimg.cc/n7v21v73f/20180525_171256.jpg
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Please correct this:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26122353.html

    This scent has nothing to do with Versace. The brand is Proteo.
  8. Re: Mediterraneum by Proteo ( Versace) - A versatile oriental for the summer months

    I am 99% sure this Versace thing is just a misunderstanding or pure invention. Proteo Profumi Srl was a company owned and registered by Arturo Ricci which was the manager of Romeo Gigli fragrances...
  9. [International] Re: [WORLDWIDE] Murdock of London - Black Tea / Renshaw / Fougère, 100 ML EDT's

    Up!
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    This one's from "Witching Time" (episode 01 of "Hammer House of Horror" series). This was shot in 1979 or so.

    One Hermès and two Chanel's I think?

    https://s21.postimg.org/hjazhnf3b/image.png
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    Re: Le Vestiaire des Parfums

    The quality of YSL of the last dozen of years sets quite a good margin of predictability. It's a bit like wondering how good will new Bieber's record be.
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    Their entire masculine range is an absolute favourite of mine - L'Homme de Coeur, L'Homme Infini and L'Homme Accompli in particular. They all smell absolutely unique and their "performances" are just...
  13. Re: The price you would pay for a great _______________ scent?

    Probably not more than 1,5 EUR/ml (= not more than 75 eur/50 ml or 150 eur/100 ml).

    I refer to the actual price and not the RRP price, so obviously this means I'd buy more expensive stuff if I...
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    Re: NEW Acqua di Parma Colonia Pura for 2017

    Sounds like a diluted version of their Colonia with some more lemon - not quite my definition of "interesting" so I'll gladly pass.
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    Re: most worn June 2017

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    Acqua di Colonia by Lorenzo Villoresi 6 wears
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    Wild Lavender / Inglese by Lorenzo Villoresi 5 wears
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    Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi 4 wears
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    Green Irish Tweed by Creed 3 wears
    5
    Oxford &...
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    Re: One Fragrance House

    A while ago I would have named someone else but the more time passes the more I think that Lorenzo Villoresi seems to encompass all the best qualities I would personally expect from a brand - from...
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    Re: You can only keep 5 bottles...

    For some reasons I can't think of five, it's either only these three or a dozen:

    LV Uomo
    C&S Oxford & Cambridge
    Divine l'Homme de coeur
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Noir Anthracite

    I'm not. But thanks!
  19. Re: Fragrance Bottles You Wouldn't be Caught DEAD With in Your Collection

    Oh yes, that as well. Feels like the cheap stuff you find in train station's tourist stores.
  20. Re: Fragrance Bottles You Wouldn't be Caught DEAD With in Your Collection

    Anything by Clive Christian
  21. Re: Can anyone tell me the 5 best perfumes for men?

    1. any fragrance #1
    2. any fragrance #2
    3. any fragrance #3
    4. any fragrance #4
    5. any fragrance #5

    Seriously, just go to a perfume store and pick a scent you like. People don't care. Anything...
  22. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    So how does alpha-manliness smell like?

    https://s9.postimg.org/yat6k195b/image.png
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    Re: Current (2017) Antaeus is ...

    I don't like it and I don't think it has been kept in "fine shape" at all. Personally I find it too much flatter, drier, cheaper and blatantly artificial compared to the smooth, vivid complexity of...
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    Re: Your least favorite fragrance house name

    I think that 90% of fragrance house brands have ridicolous names. Just the fact that you need to pick a name to "boost" a certain aspect of your marketing narrative is a bit lame per se. However...
  25. [International] [WORLDWIDE] Murdock of London - Black Tea / Renshaw / Fougère, 100 ML EDT's

    Hey everyone,

    up for sale these three bottles. They have been purchased new & sealed, and I barely tried them. Just 1-2 sprays are missing from each. Not really my thing :undecided:

    70 EUR each...
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    Re: Ebay Sellers Who Renege

    I don't really see the problem, she refunded you entirely and immediately, case closed. The reason is irrelevant. Just buy the fragrances somewhere else. It's not a civil right to be able to purchase...
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    Re: Plain old fashion Dior Homme

    Along with the only other bottle which has been unsealed over the years (GK).
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    Re: Guerlain LUI for 2017

    Lol.

    By the way even if it was "just a 1929 fragrance repackaged" that would be still quite interesting to smell.
  29. Re: Where do people find vintage fragrances?

    Potentially anywhere, from eBay/etsy to some local-based online thrift stores, to physical perfume stores. You just have to start digging with some method and patience - there's really no tricks or...
  30. Re: Recent Moderns Releases Used by Us Vintage Afficionado's

    How did you do that? (I mean that cool boxes with links thing)
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    Re: Modern Pine Scents?

    Maybe not "dominated" but still it's quite there:

    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Sonoma Scent Studio Forest Walk
    Bottega Veneta pour Homme
    Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
    Testa Maura Mia Murza...
  32. Re: Maurice Roucel creates latest Ferrari scent, Scuderia Ferrari Forte

    I'd be curious as well but unfortunately, manufacturing-wise, Perfume Holding means Morris Parma, and Morris Parma quality standards are well mediocre. Pass.
  33. Re: Recent Moderns Releases Used by Us Vintage Afficionado's

    If I had to pick some very recent ones I would name only these:

    Guerlain Homme Intense (2008)
    Carven Le Vetiver (2009)
    Comme des Garçons Black (2013)

    If I can go back to 15-17 years just...
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    Re: $2.50 per Ounce and Great Reviews?

    I'm way more astonished at extremely expensive fragrances getting some attentions and even fans.
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    Re: Roja dove overrated

    Massively overpriced and massively overrated regardless of the price. Anything I've tried from this brand ranged from "blatant ripoff" to "averagely good".
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    Re: Most Undervalued Vintage Frags?

    Missoni Uomo, Maxim's pour Homme and Ferré for man (I know it's quite popular, but still less than it deserves for me).
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    Re: Eau de Campagne - need some input

    This is my experience as well! It remains leafy and grassy for quite some hours.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    Blind buy (unplanned; but the price was very good)

    http://aziende.freecomm.it/390824/prodotti/S_LDIGELNZ.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm so happy for this new acquisition! Both because I am very attached to this scent, and because this piece just exudes beauty. A box like this would cost a fortune today - night blue leather on the...
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    Re: Most Worn in May 2017

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    Acqua di Colonia by Lorenzo Villoresi 8 wears
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    Wild Lavender / Inglese by Lorenzo Villoresi 6 wears
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    Uomo by Lorenzo Villoresi 6 wears
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    Citrus & Wood by Yardley 3 wears
    5
    Oranges...
  41. Re: Will La nuit de L'homme ever be good again?

    Came here to write exactly the same!
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    Re: Modern Frag & Frag Review Pet Peeves

    I think this is quite legitimate instead, provided that you have a good knowledge of the field. The fragrance market (brands/segments' behaviours, targets, paths and trends) is extremely predictable.
  43. Re: Fragrance your consider to be your "Baby"...

    Definitely M7. I almost never wear it and yet it would be definitely among the 3-4 fragrances I'd take anywhere with me.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    I gave up and bought these blind - it's been years I wanted to try them:

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41vld-%2BkA0L.jpg
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    Re: Reflection Man for a Uni student

    I really fail to see the correlation between your occupational/educational status and the fragrances you should or shouldn't wear.
  46. Re: How to overcome the awkwardness when you constantly test frags in the same shop

    What if they judge you that way? Who cares.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Today I received some sealed backups I couldn't pass for the price - and coincidentally just this morning I also threw away my first empty bottle of Uomo, so that makes sense (although I had another...
  48. Re: How old were you when you started to get interest in fragrances?

    16-17 years old or so!
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    Re: 1 House, 3 Colognes, for Life?

    Villoresi

    - Uomo
    - Acqua di Colonia

    don't even need a third one. If I really had to pick one, maybe Patchouli or Theseus!
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    Re: Which Of These Could It Be ?

    I am quite sure that Miracle Homme has no anisic/licorice notes or nuances whatsoever - neither does Miracle (femme).

    My bet is on Azzaro Visit.

    (I must say I never tried Ines de la Fressange...
  51. Re: Which fragrance was completely misnamed, in your opinion? ...and WHY?

    Creed definitely wins this - as mentioned already, Santal Imperial, Original Santal, Royal Oud and Original Vetiver all smell completely different from their names.
    Also Vetiver de Java by Il...
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    Re: Proraso Colognes

    Sounds interesting, thanks!
  53. Re: Name a perfume you hated at first, but now you love it.

    I did not completely hate it at first and now I can't say I love it, but now that I got the chance to test it more extensively from a sealed bottle, Lancome Hypnose Homme turned out to be quite...
  54. Re: As a man, I just can't bring myself to wear a unisex scent....

    Something's not clear though - the problem is the scent itself or the fact that your wife said that you could share a bottle? 'Cause she could say that virtually for any scent.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    https://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.38950.jpg
    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.23851.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Finally!
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SDEPhly4tZ4/TqTbU-QhrOI/AAAAAAAAAZ8/zC4ErDlMT9U/w1200-h630-p-k-no-nu/santal+noble.jpg
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    Re: What would you do ?

    That's a weirdly specific and non-ambiguous ethical conundrum. I would do what any company would do - hire or ask my legal reps to take care of that.
  58. Re: Do you not wish you could comment on reviews?

    Not sure why you often pick my posts and tackle me like that, however: I deleted my profile on Fragrantica nearly a year ago, and you can't comment reviews there either. You can obviously add your...
  59. Re: Smokers(!) Effect on your sense of smell

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/415641-Quitting-smoking-and-sense-of-smell

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/437047-How-Does-Being-A-Smoker-Effect-Your-Ability-To-Appreciate-Fragrances
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  60. Re: Do you not wish you could comment on reviews?

    I post my reviews only here (no comments are allowed on reviews, as far as I know) and once in a while, on my personal blog (you can post comments, but they aren't displayed publicly - basically it's...
  61. Re: Do you not wish you could comment on reviews?

    I wish none could comment anything anywhere - except for telling me if something works or looks like in the pictures.
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    Re: What you been wearing

    Here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/bn_todaysscent.php
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    Re: NEW: Jovoy - Incident Diplomatique!

    I haven't tried this, but considering the notes and the recent years' dramatic decline of the quality of Jovoy offerings I bet this is the only comment telling some truth :lolk:
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    Re: Looking for a fresh woody oriental

    That!
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    I agree with all of that. There should be really some kind of users' involvement in this, so that the staff just has to check the entries.
    Also because I don't understand the criteria involved with...
  66. Re: Name a perfume you hated at first, but now you love it.

    Green Irish Tweed :grin: I still think it's massively overpriced and fairly mediocre per se, and I still hate myself a bit anytime I wear it, but it's very nice and comforting to wear - one of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th May, 2017

    http://unitedscentdom.com/images/517786.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Guilty pleasures.

    :engel017:

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.1461.jpg
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    Re: Looking for a Friend

    I thought you were literally looking for a friend, lol.
    Sorry, can't help - probably just contacting A&F would be best.
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    It's always fun when this point of view pops up when talking about scents. I mean, it's legitimate, but it's based on a complete misunderstanding of the whole purpose of reviews and criticism (bear...
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    Re: Luca Turin on Frederic Malle

    Exactly! It's as much pretentious as mediocre.

    Luca Turin was even too generous in his ratings for this house. It puzzles me that he appreciated Noir Epices most - it's a Troma splatter movie in...
  72. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Tastes change as anything in life, so this is just what I presume now according to my current & last few years' tastes:

    Villoresi Uomo
    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage only)
    Dior Homme (early batches...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    For 17 eur, I was too curious to pass!

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/A1d8pNgZNJL._AC_UL320_SR308,320_.jpg
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    Re: Acqua di Selva

    Obviously, being not "Made in France," it isn't worthy any true connoisseur's attention, but still the vintage incarnation of this fragrance is the opposite of "forgettable". It's a tremendous...
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    Re: Return a fragrance that's 5 years old?

    No, it may not. Not even in 50 years, if properly stored. Fragrances aren't raw meat or cut apples.
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    Re: YouTube reviewers goofy thumbnails

    I guess it's just another way to scream for attention, which is probably the primary reason why someone would want to become a "youtube-whatever" personality.
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    Re: Your Most Worn April 2017

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    L'Eau du Caporal by L'Artisan Parfumeur 4 wears
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    Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942 4 wears
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    Sandalo by Lorenzo Villoresi 3 wears
    4
    Platinum Égoïste by Chanel 3 wears
    5
    Acqua di...
  78. Re: Suggest 5 fragrances from current wishlist....

    I'd say:
  79. Re: NEW: Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Casual Life

    Exactly - that's the 1% I appreciate as well. :o
  80. Re: NEW: Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo Casual Life

    Just as 99% of the products by this house, it might - will! - be an indefinite and indefinitely shit synthetic concoction smelling exactly like 100 other fragrances currently on the market (zesty and...
  81. Re: NEW: Molton Brown - Coastal Cypress & Sea Fennel!

    Sounds great, unfortunately this brand is very hard to find here in Italy. I'd love to try this.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th April, 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.17349.jpg
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    Re: The real Pierre Montale!

    Do you really find that pile of garbage "interesting" or is this some Basenotes prank I was not notified about?
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5092.jpg

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5096.jpg

    http://ep.yimg.com/ay/yhst-50777809373318/jaipur-homme-fraicheur-epicee-boucheron-for-men-6.jpg
  85. Re: Best patchouli based, or single note fragrance?

    My reviews have nothing to do with my personal tastes. :bath:
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    Re: A vetiver recommendation

    Le Vetiver by Carven is great, possibly one of the best vetivers for its price - it's clean, deep, classy and featuring a great (seemingly natural, or however very realistic) vetiver core. It has...
  87. Re: Explain this: liking a perfume with notes you don't like

    I assume that if I dislike a note but then I find a scent in which I perceive it clearly and clearly like it, then this automatically means I can't say I dislike that note anymore.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures

    Guilty pleasures vs. Basenotes taste: Platinum Egoiste (both current & new)
    Guilty pleasures vs. my taste/principles: Creed Green Irish Tweed & Royal Oud, MFK Apom pour Homme and Acqua di Parma...
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    Re: What fragrance did your mother wear??

    Chanel n. 5 and Lancome Tresor!
  90. Re: Let's Go Back In Time.....What Were The First 10 Fragrances That You Ever Bought?

    M7
    Bulgari Blu Notte
    Lanvin Arpège pour Homme
    Roccobarocco pour Homme
    Dior Homme
    L'Erbolario Meharées
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Divine L'Homme de Coeur
    Divine L'Homme Sage
    Zara Man (from 2000)
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

    https://www.punmiris.com/himg/o.18553.jpg
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    Re: Help me to shortlist 2 from these

    This!
  93. Re: How have your tastes changed as you've gotten older?

    Not that much, but in the last year or so I learned to like citrus and green scents (which I personally never cared for before).
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    Re: Leather & Fuel

    Spent Musket Oil by D.S. & Durga
  95. Re: How Does Being A Smoker Effect Your Ability To Appreciate Fragrances?

    Lol

    https://s21.postimg.org/zbeeg8t9j/Immagine.jpg
  96. Re: How Does Being A Smoker Effect Your Ability To Appreciate Fragrances?

    In my experience (and, I guess, the one of perfumers or cooks which are smokers), it doesn't. At all. I've been a smoker for 16-17 years and just quit a few months ago. I noticed zero differences in...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

    Thanks!
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    Re: Favorite YSL

    In this order:

    1) M7
    2) The Jazz collection
    3) Rive Gauche Pour Homme (tin can)
    4) Kouros
    5) Body Kouros
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    Re: Today I bought April 2017

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/52300.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
  100. Re: Which 12 fragrances would you part with from among this list?

    Can't lower them to 12 :D
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