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    Re: What a load of BS

    I find it incredible that colonialism is now used as a selling point. Celebrating the British Empire. Have they gone mad? That was an evil period full of horror for those who were ruled over. They...
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    Re: My short review: Knize Ten

    After all the talk I was really surprised when I eventually came around to smelling K10. I like it but I really find it quite dandy and floral, there's nothing tough or dirty about it at all.
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    Re: Serge Noir - oh, the humanity!

    I like Serge Noire but I've only tried it once. While I appreciate your artistic interpretation and I fully accept that my nose isn't very finely tuned, I do find that Serge Noir smells nothing at...
  4. Re: Versatile grassy / green / leafy fragrances with extremely long-lasting sillage?

    I find Givenchy's Insens to have that green vibe to it. Also the opening of Aramis Havana. They both last a long time and neither will break the bank.
    ...
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    Re: Do basenoters like Paco Rabanne pour Homme?

    It's one of the greats. Very easy to wear and masculine. I like it. Need to get a bottle again.
  6. Re: Help! Looking for a frag' (m/unisex) with coconut, BUT ...

    I'll second Batucada and Pear&Olive
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    Re: DIOR HOMME INTENSE: updates (new batch)

    Interesting but how does it smell?
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    Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    I tried the EdT and I didn't find it very suitable for a man, it has that old lady vibe to it for a long time until late in the drydown. I found it wuite dated smelling. I'm sure the parfum is quite...
  9. Poll: Re: Midnight In Paris (EDT,EDP) vs Dior Homme Intense!

    DHI

    MiP is like the far superior Bvlgari Black with the best bits removed.
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    Re: Blindbuy Encre Noire for a gift?

    Judgin from the examples, go for Opium pour homme eau de parfum:

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=39644772

    Unless he is really passionate about fragrances and is open...
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    Re: Who does apples the best?

    I'm not sure why a grown man would want to smell of apples but many people (not me in particular) describe Caron's L'Anarchiste as having a bit of an apple vibe.
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    Re: Christian Dior Leather Oud Initial Review

    As per OP, love at first sniff for me. IIRC: smoky, rough leather, woody. I don't understand the comparisons to skank and poo. It really does not smell like feces. Although I can see how it would be...
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    Re: Royal leather charriol

    There hasn't been a lot of discussion on this one, the only poster I know that owns it is hednic, maybe heĺl chime in later. I know he likes it and rates it quite highly amongst leather fragrances...
  14. Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    You can buy it online:

    http://us.sergelutens.com/five-o-clock-au-gingembre.html
  15. Re: I am stuck in a rut. A rut of Epic proportions.

    I totally understand, it's by far one of my favourites if not my favourite. If I didn't have so many other bottles to go through, I would be very happy wearing it everday.
  16. Re: Best fragrance to wear when a girl asks you to tie her up and do naughty things to her?

    It's getting bad.



    And perhaps have a classy night at the stripclub afterwards?



    http://stickerish.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ISeeWhatYouDidThereWhiteSS.png
  17. Re: Sorry basenoter, I purchased YSL Rive Gauche instead of YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme

    I think he was quoting his initial review that he made of what he thought was RG pour homme at the time just for those who might not have read the original thread. He has now realized that it is the...
  18. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Interesting beause I find them nothing alike. Ikon is slightly sweet and I understand why people describe it as spices and incense but CDG2Man is so different, not even in the same ballpark, IIRC it...
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    Re: YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme Initial Review

    Very strange, you sure you didn't get a sample of the female version?
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    Re: Is my Creed Royal Oud real or fake?

    Don't worry about the particles, they are just small pieces of real royal oud from the Sultan of Brunei's personal stash. Enjoy!

    https://www.scentedmountain.com/_l/i/tpl/bg_agarwood.jpg
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    Re: Amber Revisited

    Thanks for this suggestion, I've just ordered the sample set, it's a great deal!
  22. Thread: Andy Tauer...

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    Re: Andy Tauer...

    I like Tauer's work but I think it takes a while to understand it. They were some of the first non-mainstream fragrances I tried and I think I didn't appreciate them much. After smelling quite a bit...
  23. Re: If you had 200-300 bucks to blow on a discontinued Fragrance, which would you buy?

    No I don't think so, there was an unfounded rumour started by a single poster and nothing was confirmed AFAIK.



    You must be new here. It's often lamented over along with the other Gucci greats:...
  24. Re: Looking for an aquatic-peppery masculine scent

    For what it is, it's really rather good. It doesn't have that very generic smell that so many aquatics have, I'm not sure but I think that would be the calone that it lacks.
  25. Re: Thoughts on black afgano by nassamato? (spelling)

    Luckily I obtained a bottle of the 'original' formulation in an auction. One spray lasts the whole day easily and it projected well. I'm not a 'sprayer' in general, usually two to three maximum, but...
  26. Re: Looking for an aquatic-peppery masculine scent

    I second this, it's peppery and cedar-y. Really fits the OP's request to perfection, it's very affordable too.

    http://www.imstylish.in/property_pic_new/348/349/2012010239_AQS_S8446_4935S.jpg
  27. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    500 in a year is more than 1 per day, that's extreme.

    I felt bad for reaching around 60 in total over 3 years. When I got to the point you have and you feel that it's getting to be too much, you...
  28. Re: Aventus... the Energizer Bunny of niche longevity

    It lasts a long time but after the opening which is at least vaguely interesting, for the vast majority of that longevity it is extremely generic in a very safe and boring way. For the price I would...
  29. Re: Thoughts on black afgano by nassamato? (spelling)

    Was that confirmed or just a rumour? I remember someone starting a thread about it a while ago but I can't remember if it was confirmed.
  30. Re: Comme des Garcons Luxe Patchouli EdP and EdT comparison

    Thanks fot this, I'm a fan of CDG and the more they are the discussed, the better. I had been keen to try both for ages and when my local department store finally got the full CDG I was delighted to...
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    Re: Blind Buying from the house of Caron....?

    Don't blind buy Yatagan. I repeat: don't blind buy it. It really does come across as smelling of celery. It smells like celery tastes. It's very unusual, not sweet at all. It takes some getting used...
  32. Re: Thoughts on black afgano by nassamato? (spelling)

    After everything I'd read about BA, I really expected something freakish. I managed to get my hands on a bottle and I have to say that it was a let down, probably due to my own expectations more than...
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    Re: What can I expect from Pure leather?

    The original definitely has more prominent tar note, apart from that they aren't very different in terms of strength.
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    Re: What can I expect from Pure leather?

    I don't get much leather at all, it's very faint and it smells more like imitation leather shoes than real leather.

    It's like the original A*Men but with the 'tar' note turned down. A bit...
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    Maybe in the UK but I could swear that I've seen both on shelves here, I distinctly remember my girlfriend trying the Lutens a few months ago. You can buy it online:
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    Re: Most desired discontinued fragrance?

    I'm not sure the above two are discontinued, are they?
  37. Re: Something similar to LIDGE - but more patchouli, less sweet?

    What about a straight patchouli? This is lovely, affordable and it has that dry, dusty aspect:

    http://www.erboristeriamiranese.com/shop/images/paacprofumo.png

    L'Erbolario Patchouly
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    Re: Idole de Lubin.

    Jungle? Nope. It's not wild at all, very comforting. IIRC apart from what people describe as the rum/boozy feel, I also got a mahogany wood smell from it, well a dark hardwood at least. It's very...
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    Re: Encre Noir question

    It's very different to Encre Noire, I'm surprised they even share a name
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    Re: Golden Boy: does this look real?

    Well what does this imitation smell like? Does it compare to the 'real' stuff at all well?
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    Re: Encre Noir question

    There is Encre Noire pour elle also, so maybe that's where some of the confusion/need for clarification comes from:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So far apart from Pear and Olive, I've loved everything from Slumberhouse although I find Norne a bit challenging and not very wearable. I feel that P&O doesn't fit in with the rest but it does smell...
  43. Re: CREED Aventus and the misconception behind its longevity: Easy with the sprays!

    OP there are many threads dealing with this very topic:

    http://gifs.gifbin.com/1234277022_ec4b302.gif

    Having said that, Aventus lasts a long time but it's completely generic after a while and...
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    Re: Golden Boy: does this look real?

    What were you looking for originally? Golden Boy by Dueto?
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    Re: Amouage Epic Man ingredient question

    Of course but perhaps they use better quality chemicals and that accounts for the differences.

    Epic Man is great and I think it's the combo of the oud and dry incense that the OP is looking for....
  46. Re: If you had a 130 bucks, what Niche would you buy?

    These were my first thoughts. Tauer's fragrance is magic and very special. CDG Original is amazing too, especially if you really love the smell of spices, it smells like a spice market. Carnation and...
  47. Thread: Africa

    by chopwet
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    Re: Africa

    You should be a bit more specific about which country and which region in that country. Africa is not some homogenous place. Far south the climate is Mediterranean and in the north is the Sahara,...
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    I'm still not sure if I like it or not. I do get the strong celery vibe that many others seem to get too. It's definitely worth trying but I would never suggest a blind buy on this one. It's not like...
  49. Re: Suggestions Needed for Replacing Patou Homme Prive and Gucci Nobile

    What about Caron's Troisieme Homme? Seems to fit your description. It's very classy and elegant. Don't be put off by the great price it's a good one and it has that floral aspect to it.
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  50. Re: Cheap and good as Monsieur Balmain? Very hot Summer!

    What about things like Eau Sauvage or Boucheron pour Homme. Right now I'm quite enjoying Sisley's Eau d'Ikar, although it's nothing super special it's a great scent for warmer weather.
  51. Re: Perceived Dominant Notes That Aren't Listed In Perfumes ?

    I always find it funny when a someone writes a long review where they describe smelling almost all of the listed notes in some fragrance. Maybe my nose is broken but I can't believe they can smell...
  52. Re: Opinion: niche hardly seems applicable to most fragrance houses

    Not at all. If you were talking about something like Weismann and Vacheron Constantin, I think something along those lines would be more suitable to your example.

    I think the problem here is the...
  53. Re: A Manly one for Women by Chanel: N 19, Crystal or N 5 Eau Premiere?

    I recently got some older N 19 EDT and despite what many say, I really don't find it suitable for men. I understand when people say it smells 'old', it does smell a bit dated, just like N 5 in that...
  54. Re: Just recevied Dior Homme Intense and I don't think I like it.

    I don't mind the regular Dior Homme but I much prefer the Intense version. Are you sure you didn't confuse the two when you originally tried? Intense is great and it gets better as it goes along,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/65508W.jpg
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    Re: Jay Z is lauching Gold for Men

    But the people behind the fragrance are important. We are consumers of these products and we help to finance these people and their enterprises. In a capitalist society the consumer does have a...
  57. Re: In honor of the Basenotes forums Time Warp, Tomorrow I'm going to wear ____________!!!

    Aramis Havana because when I first joined there was much lamentation with regards to it having been discontinued for a while and what seemed like constant references to it.
    ...
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    Re: Encre Noir or Eau des Baux L`Occitane

    They aren't comparable but simply as a fragrance I prefer EN. The bottle is beautiful too.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

    L'Erbolario Sandalo:

    http://www.cybercucina.com/ccimages/products/648-l.jpg
  60. Re: Today I had my lucky day - My purchases were unbelievable!

    Funnily enough I've been looking for Gucci Rush, Bel Ami, Rocabar and Equipage recently. Your luck is amazing!
  61. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    I've had to opposite experience with Wonderwood, Amazingreen, CDG2, CDG2Man and now Black. They all last a very long time. They do well in the longevity stakes.
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    Re: Meharees L`Erbolario

    The Patchouly is great. I bought a bottle and I'm very happy with it. Pretty straight forward patchouli, I really enjoy it.
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    Re: Sweetness for the "Mature Man"

    Rochas Man will make you sick. I just get pure candy floss sweetness without any of the lovely burnt sugar smell that should go with it. I just get sugar, no coffee.

    I second Chanel's Egoiste.
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    It's Marc Jacobs Bang, no? That's not really woody or smoky, it's very pepper prominent.

    - - - Updated - - -



    Don't forget the 'meat'.
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    Re: Kiehls Musk Question

    Sounds about right, I get the same vibe from it: baby/talcum powder and that's it.
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    Re: Has Black Afghano been reformulated?

    Have you tried contacting Nasomatto directly?
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    Re: Gucci pour Homme II - Possibly Discontinued?

    Unfortunately this is quite old news. I miss Pour Homme I and Rush. Gucci what are you doing!
  68. Re: Now that the hype may have died down... Spicebomb?

    I found it underwhelming and 'spicebomb' is a complete misnomer. It isn't terrible, nice in a generic, sweet vanilla way but hardly a bomb and definitely no where near my definition of spicy. Not...
  69. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    Heretic!

    Florals aren't for everyone but they offer a nice change when you get tired of other genres. I didn't like CDG2 at all when I first tried it.
  70. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    Don't overlook CDG2, it is another androgynous floral. Although it's different to 3e homme because it features aldehydes on top, the drydown is nice and vetiver-y in a subtle way, definitely worth a...
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    Re: Chili Pepper Vibe

    It's more large pepper than chilli but L'Artisan's Piment Brulant is very special and overlooked:


    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Red_capsicum_and_cross_section.jpg...
  72. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    A curious bump. I love Caron but Yuzu seems to be the whipping boy of the men's line.
  73. Re: I am wearing Troisieme Man often. What should i try next?

    I also vote for Knize Ten. It's got a dandy-floral vibe to it that is similar in feel to Le 3eme Homme:
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    Re: Kyoto versus Avignon

    I like both Kyoto and Avignon but I agree with the OP: Kyoto is more wearable thanks to the woody aspect. I have no idea how anyone could get cintronella or 'cheap frat-boy cologne' from it. It's...
  75. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    Fair enough but nevertheless both Avignon and Kyoto are incense fragrances which I find dry and un-sweet (unlike Indian incense for example). In this respect Black is very similar. My original...
  76. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    I tried this last night and the above in bold is spot one. If you like Avignon and Kyoto you will love Black.

    My nose isn't very well attuned to picking up the subtleties of different notes, I...
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    Re: Help with finding a great Lavender frag

    You won't be disappointed:

    http://commonscentsonline.com/images/37M.jpg
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Don't forget the lederhosen and moustaches!
  79. Re: Today I had my lucky day - My purchases were unbelievable!

    I think many of us hope to stumble upon such small treasures
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    Re: Question for Eau Sauvage and Dior aficionados

    Oui on parle francais a Lausanne but thanks. The seller isn't being very communicative at the moment, maybe tomorrow will be better. Hopefully the fragrances are still good.
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    Re: Question for Eau Sauvage and Dior aficionados

    Ah but unfortunately, as per one of my original posts, the large bottles are of the factice variety and therefore most probably contain nothing but water. From the seller's description it is only the...
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    Re: Question for Eau Sauvage and Dior aficionados

    Thanks so much for this info. So far the seller hasn't been very communicative. I might try and see if I can go over and have a look at the bottles before I buy them. I had no idea that dummies might...
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    Re: Question for Eau Sauvage and Dior aficionados

    If you're into Dior and Eau Sauvage, it certainly is!
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    Re: Question for Eau Sauvage and Dior aficionados

    Thanks for the reply. It seems as if the two large bottles at the rear are 'factises' or 'dummy' bottles so I'm assuming that they are filled with coloured water. I'm trying to ascertain whether or...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    It's all part of the youtube generation and the inflation of the ego. People really think what they have to say is important because they now have the ability to broadcast their mumblings.



    So...
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    As someone currently writing a paper on the Vietnam War, I couldn't agree more although I would refrain from using the word 'gifts' as it has too many implications.



    Now because of the lack of...
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    Question for Eau Sauvage and Dior aficionados

    A question for those who know vintage Diors quite well.

    I have the opportunity to buy someone's small Dior collection. I don't know anything about vintages but this is what is on offer:
    ...
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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    Exactly.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    What's even more barbaric is the only 'developed' country that still sentences people to death. So maybe Beyond Paradise is more suitable:
    ...
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    Re: What happend to fragrance community.

    Creed pls go
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    Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    Oh dear. I really thought Chanel's perfumers were also master watchmakers and leather-workers. Are you absolutely sure they aren't?

    Sarcasm aside. The point it that it is not just a perfume...
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    Oh we stil have it over here in Switzerland. We drown criminals in a large vat of scalding cheese fondue.
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    Re: Best scent for a public hanging?

    You need a new one because yours is broken:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-n40ynieXVnk/UOYZQAla49I/AAAAAAAAE5Q/gti8iVt8seQ/s1600/sarcasm+meter.jpg
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I

    Agreed.

    Tommy Bahama and CD2 Man? What are some people thinking!

    They smell quite different to GpH. Quite different.

    I haven't smelled Gucci pour Homme in quite a long time but from memory...
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    Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    You brought up Chanel as a point of comparison when it comes to fragrance releases. I pointed out the fact that Chanel isn't first and foremost a perfume house and from that one might be able to...
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    Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    The one major difference is that Creed is strictly a perfume house whereas Chanel isn't. They produce so many other things, perfumes are really not their primary focus.
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    Re: Creed untouched territory for men/unisex

    Hahaha

    Don't forget:
    - honey harvested with bare hands from bee hives situated near the tip of a Mount Stromboli
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    Re: Shalimar Vs. Habit Rouge

    From my testing of both, I'd go with Shalimar EdP.
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    Re: The First Possible Bvlgari Aqva Fake ?

    Some of those are hilarious





    Where is this? HCMC? Saigon Square?
  100. Re: Creed aventus, what's the hype, average at best

    Creed pls go.
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