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  1. Re: What fragrance is giving you solace during this crazy time?

    Without wanting to sound extremely controversial, provocative and inappropriate-pretty much the entire lineup shown on BN anyway.

    Though fully aware that fragrances may not be a placebo and/or...
  2. Re: L’Oréal purchase of Mugler, Azzaro finalized

    To be honest, still remaining moderately/partly hopeful about this.
    Having already regularly used and enjoyed fragrances by both houses while owned by Clarins, as well as by other houses that...
  3. Re: Where can I buy the old version of Dior Homme Parfum? Are there alternatives I should try?

    Another possible alternative may be-though with the two major disclaimers of being a technically unisex leaning feminine and also on the verge of discontinuation-Vanille Noire from the Secrets...
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    Re: Encre Noire extreme is gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing this thread, along with your impressions, recommendation and insights with us.

    Did not manage to test/sample this one so far, but if only half as gorgeous as the regular...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    If South America is the sync theme, the occasion will be most likely right for choosing La Martina Hombre by the eponymous Argentinian house of La Martina to be the designated SOTD
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Francesco Smalto pour Homme
  7. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 hefty sprays of Francesco Smalto PH
  8. Re: I have no Gucci. What is the best Gucci for me?

    Among the classic, sadly often discontinued ones, did like the 1970s first Gucci masculine, then in chronological order Nobile, Envy, Gucci pour Homme II, especially if more into powerhouses and...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    The Foggy Dew (in any version by any musician having performed this)

    any Irish craft stout or aged whiskey (irrespective if single malt or blend, yet ideally with a peaty undercurrent)

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    Re: COVID - 19: My experience

    Thank you for posting and sharing. Liking to read your blog posts, wishing you and everyone around you to stay safe and be well, while also to enjoy (re) discovering and wearing fragrances again once...
  11. Re: Would a vintage bottle even smell good now?

    With proper storage (having tested, owned and/or encountered a few vintage Creeds, apart from the Aventus bottle currently owned) still very likely to have remained unchanged
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    A rediscovery rather than a particularly recent experience: retested Osmanthus Interdite today and was again enjoying is unchanged, highly intricate complexity matched by a serene, reinvigorating...
  13. Re: Vintage Antaeus (tester) - Oddest bottle Ive seen yet

    Having owned and used at least a tester bottle of this one, can confirm that it is legit and was not perceiving this as too uncommon
  14. Re: Grès Monsieur + Green Water (Fath) = Ébène (Balmain)

    Thank you for the recommendation. Being all three classics would love to test, will enjoy testing and comparing them-vintage or otherwise-side by side as well as individually.
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    Re: New To The Forum: A Few Questions


    Apart from the very good leather suggestions already mentioned, also adding a few quite classic choices like Creed REL, GFT Soanish Leather, Eau Sauvage Fraicheur Cuir, Franck Boclet...
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    Re: One osmanthus to rule them all?

    The ones did enjoy so far various price categories, otherwise not rated in any particular order:
    l'Erbolario Osmanthus, Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan by Hermes, Inle by Memo Paris, a few Eau des...
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    Re: Any of These Worth Buying...?

    Apart from very good recommendations among these, also adding Alien Mirage from this lineup, especially at a reasonable price as mentioned in the opening post
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    Re: The Paradox of The Scented Soap

    While the scent itself was never the primary motive, as much as the cleansing effect, when choosing a bar soap, did however notice that better quality and often pricier scented soaps tend to retain...
  19. Re: Need help: If perfume changes color and becomes darker, does it mean it is damaged?

    Most likely not.

    Also noticed a similar change of the liquid in vintage bottles towards a minimally, almost indiscernible shade, but the actual performance as well as the scent were not affected.
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    Re: Extraits for spring

    So far, have had good experiences, more than enough performance and still not overpowering results from LM Black Oud in extrait. Just with the right presence, craftiness and uniqueness to stand out...
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    Re: Best substitute to Gucci Rush for men

    While seconding especially Proraso Red and Azzaro Visit (possibly layered together), also adding at least one of the lighter Gucci Guilty still in production to the mix (thus likely not Intense,...
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    Re: Latest Guerlain - Patchouli Ardent!

    While not having tested this yet and thanking you for the recommendation, personally considering that Guerlain is luckily one of the houses that masters patchouli notes, as included in this...
  23. Re: Where can I buy the old version of Dior Homme Parfum? Are there alternatives I should try?

    Apart from indeed Ebay, cannot provide further info about good retailers for the vintage version (s) of this one.

    However, as alternatives from other brands in addition to the vintage, also...
  24. Re: Latest Memo - Cuir Nomades - Ocean Leather!

    While sorry to not have tested this either yet, though being European.
    Also considering the already pre-existing interest and favorable opinion towards both the Cuir Nomades ranges and this...
  25. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 sprays of Tesori d'Oriente Baobab
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th April, 2020

  27. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    No stimulus/stimuli of this type in my country either-at least not voted, ratified and put into practice so far.

    But even if so, would most likely not or at least try not to rely on this for...
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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful thread and the stunning visuals with us.
    While not familiar with the concept till now (and thus frankly until first reading this very thread), have subsequently...
  29. Re: Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme EDT: Comparing the Vintage to Current

    Strangely and based on very subjective personal experiences till now-both LIDG and LIDGE are among the few masculines in whose case did not any significant difference or even the lack of any...
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    Re: Recommendations for a young lady

    Apart from the very good options already mentioned, also adding:
    the Chanel Cristalle range, Escale a Portofino and/or Dune by Dior, Mugler Cologne, most fragrances by Le Couvent des Minimes in EDC...
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    Re: My start collection and how to continue

    Can only second the recommendation to wait a bit between now and future perfume buys. Your wardrobe and repeatedly testing/wearing the fragrances in it will most likely provide the best answer if...
  32. Re: How Do These Budget Alternatives Compare?

    From a personal viewpoint alone: actually quite decent for the inexpensive price.
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    Re: EDT/EDP + Same brand deodorant?

    Did this quite rarely up to now-possibly with Roberto Capucci PH, Hattrick, Cuir Vetiver Rebel by Oriflame among others- and while the performance of the fragrance seemed marginally improved, it was...
  34. Re: "Can easily be compared to Black Afghano..." and it costs around $12 per 100 ml!

    To be honest, have had very good experiences with many super cheapos at least so far and see no reasons why there shouldn't be any further hidden gems within affordable price ranges.
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    Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    So far, hardly ever- luckily from none of the scents owned in EDC, EDT, concentrated EDT, after shave EDP, extrait or Eau Fraiche strength. Thus 99% of the current lineup did never cause this...
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    Re: Gucci Guilty EDP

    On one hand, was always curious how an EDP version of this might be. On the other hand most of the fragrances from this range, both the regular EDT and its flankers, have almost nuclear projection...
  37. Re: "Can easily be compared to Black Afghano..." and it costs around $12 per 100 ml!

    Thank you for the recommendation. Also liked the website from the link posted.
  38. Re: How many here has kept every single fragrance you have purchased.

    Apart from the bottles used, thus thrown away once emptied and/or the backups have either gifted or swapped, most bottles added to the wardrobe over time are still there
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th April, 2020

    Riviera Nights
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    Poll: Re: Which of these Xerjoff do you prefer?

    Out of these, voted for and preferring Uden
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    Re: A 'perfect' temperature for frags?

    Living in an area with moderate continental climate (though extreme outliers of brief scorching or freezing temperatures can occur) have noticed that such median temperatures are usually very good...
  42. Re: Exercise your creativity: Name a Fragrance

    Do have a few name proposals did think of, though they might be a bit plain and quite common sounding, including:

    Outdoor World


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    Re: My First Experience with an Aventus

    Thank you for the impressions shared. Happening to both own and love Aventus, while having finally become familiar with this one about roughly to years ago, had similar hopes and expectations about...
  44. Re: Would layering Molecule02 to ambroxan based scents give insane projection?

    While not even familiar with Molecule 02, would say a reluctant but still quite likely yes. Merely due to the fact that all scents containing the note ambroxan did test so far, almost irrespective if...
  45. Re: How to freshen clothing after cooking or after going out to the restaurant?

    While not certain as to whether these items outdo regular fabric detergents and/or fresheners, there were a few years here on BN, as well as on similar fragrance forums and social networks about...
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    Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Both makeup remover and alcohol have, apart from regular showers and everyday hygiene, plus dry cleaning/machine washing for clothes, do indeed have this through, even deep cleansing effect
  47. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Bois de Cedre et Citron Vert
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

    Bois de Cedre et Citron Vert
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    Re: What is the best fit for summer day

    From this list in no particular order: Bleu de Chanel EDP, ADG Profumo, Dylan Blue
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    Re: Designer High-End Ranges ? Your Tips !

    So far, seconding the very good, albeit limited experiences had with the exclusive lines by Hermes and Tom Ford, also adding Guerlain, Lalique-though eager to experience much more.

    Some of the...
  51. Re: Other houses like Roja and Fragrance du Bois (in terms of quality)?

    Seconding especially Xerjoff, while also adding certain scents by Jovoy Paris, especially the Les Parfums Capitaux line
  52. Re: What's the deal with YSL Le nuit de L'homme?

    While not keeping track of the batches/versions/release years, did never get only mere skin scent projection or performance from this one, even in its current/post 2014 releases. Then again, it did...
  53. Re: Which fragrance in your collection would you be plesanatly surprised if you got a compliment?

    Possibly too many to mention, but especially (neo) powerhouses and/or best modes like One Man Show Gold Edition and also regular One Man Show, Lapidus pour Homme, Fendi Uomo, Marbert Homme, Lancetti...
  54. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena, a look back at his years at Hermès

    So far personally liked best from his work, in no particular order:
    ADP Colonia Assoluta, Declaration, Eau d'Orange Verte, Eau de Pamplemousse Rose, TDH Parfum, Voyage d'Hermes EDT, a few scents...
  55. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    9 sprays of Zara Vetiver EDC
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th April, 2020

    Zara Vetiver Cologne
  57. Re: Which of these fragrances could I buy instead of Dior Eau Sauvage?

    Liking nearly all or even all of these 5 options almost equally much - the personal favorites and thus likeliest recommendations are so far Armani Eau pour Homme, Boucheron pour Homme and Cerruti...
  58. Re: Best first date scent for early 30’s man

    Voyage d'Hermes Parfum is indeed a versatile, while not very common choice, remaining stylish and quite unique while not risking to be as omnipresent as Aventus.
  59. Re: Everyday fragrance - Dunhill icon, Montblanc explorer/legend

    Seconding especially Montblanc Explorer
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    Re: Worst Office fragrance ?

    Possibly among others: One Man Show Gold Edition, Mystique Homme by Al Haramain, CK One Shock, Cerruti 1881 Amber, Royal Oud dello Yemen by Tesori d'Oriente
    (otherwise liking these fragrances very...
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    Re: Pure Bloom - ST Dupont

    Thank you for the recommendation, considering to test this if and as soon the opportunities arise. Have always liked fragrances from this house, their often impressive range of notes and versatile,...
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    Re: late 18th century shagreen etui

    Thank you for sharing the pictures with us, enjoy this very impressive addition.

    Perfume and perfume/fashion accessories history at its best, displayed in stunning visuals.
  63. Re: Acqua Di Gio Profumo smells different than the tester.

    From a personal viewpoint alone, this one is among the sharpest, cleanest, freshest incense fragrances did ever smell-very bracing, cooling and airy.
    Having experienced only tester/sampling bottles...
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    Re: Muelhen's Men's Classic

    Congratulations and enjoy.

    While not familiar with this fragrance, being a long-term fan of various German and Austrian traditional houses, from mass-market to niche, have all reasons to believe...
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    Re: Your favorite Serge Lutens????

    So far, a closely ranked top spot is shared almost equally by Ambre Sultan, Chergui and Chypre Rouge
  66. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 ample, hefty ones of Zino
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 4th April, 2020

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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Thank you for sharing the pictures with us and for starting this highly informative thread.

    Personally owning just vintage Heritage EDT among full bottles and among samples, vintage Derby among...
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    Re: La parfum dior fahrenheit

    A both of both would say-performance vastly extended/heightened if compared to the regular Fahrenheit EDT, but also taking a somewhat different turn from the same regular Fahrenheit (more leather,...
  70. Re: Perfumes that transport you back to your childhood?

    Mother-Chanel No. 5, Extase Musk, Spellbound by Estee Lauder,

    Father-either nothing or scents along the lines of Hattrick, Fa, 8&4, Axe Cool Cedar, Denim Original, perhaps a few vintage celebrity...
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    Re: oud rose - extrait vs attars

    Had very little experience with extraits where this note dominates-though did enjoy the extrait concentration of LM Black Oud among niche option (though uncertain if this fragrance also contains rose...
  72. Re: Unsolicited Words Of Corona-Precautions [emoji4]

    Thank you for sharing. Even with all the risks, will most likely not stop ordering and buying fragrances-including vintage ones-likeliest after the crisis is over and while following all the...
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    Re: Cologne Brand Body Spray?

    Good choice, congratulations for the purchase.

    Though far more using scentless deo sticks, gels and roll-ons, had so far the best experiences with body sprays perfumed after an actual scent with...
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    Re: La parfum dior fahrenheit

    From a personal viewpoint alone-the Parfum version of this one still remains with very good performance, almost irrespective of the formulation, even the current one being largely risk free in terms...
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    Re: SOTD: Face Mask Edition

    Never worn a mask so far during the pandemic, but even if so, would either leave the mask unscented or, if applying fragrance, anything light like Mugler Cologne (or even lighter, fresher) would be...
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    Re: My New “Vintage” Dior Fahrenheit!!

    Thank you for sharing the pictures with us, congratulations and enjoy.

    While no expert on the subject, apart from this bottle being confirmed from 1994, can indeed remember especially this...
  77. Re: How do you think Corona and the crisis will affect the perfume industry?

    Apart from the very legitimate risks of reduction/limitations of business, on the other hand economic recovery can mean a surge of sales figures in the opposite direction.

    After the 2008-2009...
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    Re: Any standouts from the house of Memo?

    So far, liked especially some of their leathers and some of their ouds and in addition to these, also indeed Moon Safari/Moon Fever, Kedu/Kedu Sesame, Inle, Siwa
  79. Re: Recommend me a Citurs Fragrance for Summer

    Also adding and recommending: Boucheron pour Homme EDP, Voyage d'Hermes, Hugh Parsons Yellow
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    Re: A cheap long lasting summer fragrance ?

    Very good choices already mentioned, also adding:

    Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau
    Best of Chevignon
    Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche
  81. Re: My new bad boy just got delivered. Yummm.

    Enjoy and congratulations for this new addition
  82. Re: Perry Ellis 360 Red or Nautica Voyage ?

    Liking both and being familiar with both, slightly more inclined to choose and to recommend Perry Ellis 360 Red
  83. Re: Im looking for a men perfume that smells like peppermint extract+ aquatic .

    Royal Mayifair by Creed-though on the pricier side but somewhat compensated by its performance and value for money, has some of the most natural leafy-green-herbal fresh mint notes around and even...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    The choice for the sync was ultimately Zara 9.0
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    Re: Antaeus And K10 Just Landes - Yessir!

    Congratulations for you purchase and wishing you full enjoyment of both.

    Incidentally, especially as vintage but even in any formulation so far tested, glad to use and to own both-personally...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd April, 2020

    Zara 9.0
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Might join in later on with something like Christian Lacroix Nuit PH, Yardley April Violets, Zara 9.0, Grey Flannel or Pierre Cardin Iris Sauvage, these being the most "purple" (some as color, other...
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    If seeking for coffee scents, Cafe Cafe-released either under the name of the fragrance house with the same name or by another bargain house named Cofinluxe provides above average masculine/unisex...
  89. Re: Just blind bought a pre reform bottle of 24 gold scentstory what are you thoughts?

    For some reason, did enjoy and also get very good performance from any formulation of this tested so far, irrespective if vintage or more current although by now incidentally, inadvertently vintage...
  90. Re: Antique Georgian Green Cut Glass Scent Bottle Solid Silver Top

    Thank you for posting. Very beautiful picture, incidentally quite appropriate for storing vintage and also non vintage but still classic splash scents.
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    Re: Is Piver scaling back production?

    Most online retailers in my country, at least among the very few ones that are authorized for this house, still sell L.T. Piver fragrances with no restrictions-though lacking any info if, due to...
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Also adding Eau Boisee and Intense EDP (not even to mention the Pininfarina Limited Edition) to Guerlain Homme
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    Re: Any Good Newish Sandalwoods ?

    Comparatively new and fairly inexpensive pricing, especially compared to its performance: Zara Sandalwood/Sandalo EDT
  94. Re: Please suggest something with these notes

    Apart from so many great options already mentioned, also adding (to certain extents, while the personal impression along these lines may vary) especially but not limited to:

    Cartier Declaration...
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    Re: fragranticas new pictures for notes

    Never payed attention to any change of their notes icons-always found these rather simple, basic and easy to understand.

    Maybe not necessarily a pinnacle of photographic or other type of artistry...
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    Would wear these not just due to the fragrance hobby and due to already liking scent houses already, but also because its color and low key design make this very versatile.

    If the fabric is also...
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    Re: Is there an end to fragrance journey?

    For someone, in fact anyone else, possible thought not easy to personally identify with and/or to explain this situation, especially if not knowing the contexts, the people, the tastes, budgets,...
  98. Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Thank you for the ample reply.

    Since the house of Davidoff was also mentioned, just realized to have forgotten adding Relax by Davidoff-on the downside, being vintage, this fragrance is hardly...
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Although without wanting to invalidate Drakkar Noir (happening to enjoy owning and wearing this one) was never displeased with the initial Drakkar, not even the sweeter and more mainstream...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Higher end of the budget, but still decent value for money even if pricier-Amouage Bracken,

    more affordable yet still good value for money with decent performance-Khaliji by Al Rehab, Felci by...
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