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  1. [USA] Re: ==========Guerlain Vega/Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient/Frapin 1270=============

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  2. [USA] Re: ==========Guerlain Vega/Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient/Frapin 1270=============

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    Re: Up to $1,500.00 Gift Card Neimans

    They do 30% instead of 15% a couple of times a year.
  4. Thread: Neiman Marcus

    by Mudassir
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    Re: Neiman Marcus

    They expire within 30 days if I recall correctly (or could be 60 days).
  5. [USA] ==========Guerlain Vega/Guerlain Encens Mythique D'Orient/Frapin 1270=============

    Shipping within US will be via USPS Priority Mail Medium Flat rate box.
    Shipping cost: $14
    Paypal fees extra, or use F&F method


    YSL M7 Fresh 100ml tester (Batch code 41072) - $159

    Guerlain...
  6. Re: Is this a fake Tomford or just an ild batch?

    Creed and Tom Ford are too expensive to take the risk for a savings of $20-$40 these no name sellers typically offer. With the advent of East European niche sellers on Ebay, I would personally not...
  7. Re: eBay horror stories - what should i do regarding Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud?

    I don't know about you, but just one horror story a year for someone active on Ebay is pretty awesome. Instead of being ideologically passionate about an incident, put a dollar value on the trouble...
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    Re: Identify Dubai Fragrance?

    Ard al zafraan ahlam al arab

    https://www.parfumo.net/Perfumes/Ard_Al_Zaafaran/Oud_Ahlam_Al_Arab
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    Poll: Re: What should be next A*Men pure..... ?

    Of the choices listed, Honey is the only one that would go with the theme. Personally, I'd be interested in seeing how they can marry cinnamon to the A*Men base. But they are probably down the road...
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    Poll: Re: Finally.. Best OUD based fragrance for men

    Creed Royal Oud getting the most votes? It's gotta be because of Creed, and not because of Oud :-)

    As much as I don't think much of Tom Ford line, his Oud Wood is reasonably done and might be the...
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    Re: Creed Boutique Experience

    No sir. They are. OP might not have made a purchase directly with the boutique. I have made very many. Turning away a free loader migh be excused. But I made two purchases from the boutique (several...
  12. Re: Best compliment you have ever gotten on one of your colognes

    "You smell like my grandfather."....from a guy himself old enough to be my father. I was wearing Aramis JHL.
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    Re: Beware of selling on eBay...

    It can still be very easily abused, and does get abused. I don't want to mention some of the scenarios on a public board to give dishonest people scamming ideas. But Ebay makes it much easier for...
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    Re: Beware of selling on eBay...

    30 Roses,
    No matter what kind of return you offer, you have to pay for it if the buyer decides upon it. I've had some bad experiences with some people who think everybody and their...
  15. Re: Will I have any trouble flying with 25+ decants?

    Anything out of the normal is really upto the personnel you get. With that many bottles, even though not violating the rule, I'd expect the person to atleast have a "wait a minute" moment and get...
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    Re: What's your favorite citrus cologne and why?

    Nina Ricci Signoricci - a citrus, but not overwhelmingly so, with sillage and lasting power.
  17. Re: Rumors of My Death Have Been Somewhat Exagerated.

    Wish you a speedy (and fragrant) recovery.
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    Re: help me find a good OUDH...

    Jenson,
    RK Sons' is actually not quite as potent as most Grade A oudh oils are. Most oudh oils (especially aged) you can't wash off in one bath, and I am not exaggerating.
  19. Re: New Caron exclusives (Accord #119, Secret Oud and Oud)

    Mimi,
    The information in this thread is old. Oud, Secret Oud and Royal Oud come in both EDP and extrait. Accord #119 is EDP only(unless they came with an extrait this year).
  20. Re: New Caron exclusives (Accord #119, Secret Oud and Oud)

    You think so? I thought these Carons actually do have "true Oud", unlike the other dime a dozen Oud bandwagon niche. If Caron Oud is a million miles away from true Oud, then which niche, in your...
  21. Re: What Do You Wear More Frequently Than Any Other Fragrance?

    Zino Davidoff and Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC.
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    Re: 2011 releases that you are looking for

    A*Men is sweet/gourmandish, and I am not sure what adding hot chili pepper paste would do to it. It doesn't sound very enticing. But then again, I haven't been disappointed with any of A*Men flankers...
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    Re: Patchouli cologne?

    There is Givenchy Gentleman (vintage), and then there is everything else.
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    Re: Ambre Precieux at Overstock.com

    Overstock.com doesn't sell all the products itself. In fact, I'd wager they don't sell any products themselves and are just a marketplace for different sellers in their network. Until and unless I...
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    Re: Amouage. Braggart??

    Isn't that what all advertising is about? Associate someone important with your product to make it more appealing.

    Where are you drawing the parallels with Creed? Creed manufactures some...
  26. Re: Discontinued Classics- I have two and one might surprise you.

    Yes, Gentleman's Cologne is a forerunner to Gold, but the scent in the crystal glass with gold dagger bottle of Gold is identical to Gentleman's Cologne IMO.
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    Re: How much have you spent on fragrances?

    Sometimes, I spend more than that in a week :(

    But not anymore! My goal is to stop buying, and cut down to under 100 bottles by the end of summer.
  28. Re: Discontinued Classics- I have two and one might surprise you.

    Gentleman's cologne is Gold. Unless you are comparing it to current Gold, which seems to be different than what it used to be?
  29. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Knit at nite,
    Read again. She mentioned he probably went off at her because of having zero respect for women, because of his culture. Its not even an individual thing. Its a cultural...
  30. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Papermoon,
    You haven't just relayed an experience. You have specified the reasons you think that caused that experience, and all fo them have to do with the "otherness" of him. I...
  31. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Woah Paper Moon! Slow down here. Foreigner? Gas stations and dry cleaners? Backward culture? Chauvinism related to backward culture? In case you didn't notice, basenotes is not an ultra-feminist KKK...
  32. Re: Cheap alternative to REFLECTION MAN by Amouage?

    Joop! Pour Homme is the closest, IMO. I dont get the Arabian Nights, Fleur du Male and Jacomo Rouge connections at all - unless they have changed the scent drastically as I only know Reflection in...
  33. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    I am not sure where the infatuation with customer service comes from. The dude was rude plain and simple, and there is no jutification for it. But these kind of discounters serve a purpose, and serve...
  34. Re: Is Le Dandy the "adult" version of Pure Malt ?

    Not much in common with Pure Malt. Micheal Kors For Men is pretty close to Le Dandy, however.
  35. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    I am not empathizing with hsi point of view. There is no excuse for rudeness. But every expense adds up in a cut throat business. Some people brought up sushi place or what not. The level of service,...
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    Re: Clive Christian

    "C" for men is pretty decent actually. They might be onto something now, and other than harping about being the most expensive, might actually be diverting some attention to the scents themselves as...
  37. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Well, he didn't have to be rude about it. But look at it from his angle. Its not like you went to Neiman Marcus where the margins are much higher and people who work there don't have anything...
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    Re: Rive Gauche vs. Kouros Fraicheur

    YSL has lots of good scents. But I rate Kouros or any of its flankers (yes, each and every one of them) higher than any of the other YSL scents.
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    Re: Help finding that elusive "sexy" scent.

    [QUOTE=Duke Hunt;2082140]
    I think the superlatives which describe what I'm after are: Dark, Spicy, Complex, strong projection, unusual, classy and sophisticated, sexy and sensual. Not overly...
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    I tried it today. Its one of the better releases from Creed in the past few years(not a flattery for Royal Oud, but a general downtrend in the house as far as I am concerned).

    You'd be...
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    Re: If you Could Only Have Two ......

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC,
    Zino Davidoff
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    Re: Eloge du Traitre or Yatagan??

    No comparison. Yatagan by a mile.
  43. Thread: Best vetiver

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    Re: Reference vetiver?

    Some good recommendations there. But to me, if you are looking for pure vetiver, then Profumum Fumidus might be the closest.
  44. Re: How different exactly is the new Rose Poivree?

    WoodyBois,
    So, in essence, the CEO of The Different Company is saying the formula hasn't changed, but the fragrance could (or does) evolve for the better over time (provided its a...
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    Re: You can only keep 5 from your collection..

    Zino Davidoff
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Aramis JHL
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Nina Ricci Signoricci
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    Re: Top 10 Designer List

    Limiting selection to the ones that are still in production, and in current formulation:

    Aramis jhl
    Zino davidoff
    Caron yatagan
    Chanel antaeus
    Gucci pour homme I
    Hermes bel ami
    Thierry...
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    Re: Top 10 Niche List

    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Creed Acier Aluminum
    Amouage Gold
    Amouage Dia
    Czech & Speake Dark Rose
    Czech & Speake Cuba
    Parfums Nicolai Cologne Sologne
    Comme Des Garcons 2 Man
    MPG Route de Vetiver...
  48. Thread: Pure Havane

    by Mudassir
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    Re: Pure Havane

    What would an A*Men be without patchouli? :-)
  49. Re: Does anyone have experience with Amouage Testers?

    There aren't different concentrations of any of the Amouage men's scents available. What you see marked as EDT is the older one (and it was only available as EDT back then). What you see marked as...
  50. Re: Does anyone have experience with Amouage Testers?

    Everything in the men's line was labelled EDT before the new packaging. It doesn't mean they had lesser quantity of oils. If anything, atleast Gold has lost some of the "oomph" in the new packaging...
  51. Re: Houbigant Fougère Royale Perfime Edition at Neiman's San Francisco

    $170 range is the EdP. Parfum is $600, as far as I've been told.
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    Re: is there a powerhouse vetiver?

    Profumum Fumidus.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Aramis
  54. Re: I need to pick one to buy: Bond Chez or Bond New Haarlem

    New Haarlem is the best Bond No.9 fragrance IMO.
  55. Poll: Re: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) Guerlain Jicky vs. Robert Piguet Bandit

    J.i.c.k.y!!!!!
  56. Poll: Re: BMM11: Play-In Game (Game 0) CDG Hinoki vs. Dior Fahrenheit

    Boxers all the way! (And Fahrenheit too)
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    Re: Djedi - Guerlain Amazing article !!

    Vetiver? Mother of Guerlain Vetiver? IS it just me, or is there somebody else who don't find much vetiver in Djedi - if at all?
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    Re: Calling all VETS..

    Don't judge a fragrance based on niche/designer dichotomy/classification. Don't start liking/not liking a fragrance based on exclusivity or price point.
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    Re: Creed vs Amouage

    Versality, to me, transalates into something that has the potential to be an everyday scent. Based on that, only Dia and Silver qualify as versatile for me from Amouage. Whereas, there are plenty of...
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    Re: Your Favorite Macho Fragrances

    Cartier Santos Concentree,
    Trussardi Uomo (vintage)
  61. Re: Which is the better Jean Paul Gaultier offering: Fleur du Male or Gaultier2???

    Gaultier 2 is one of the best designer releases of this decade. There is no comparison. Gaultier 2 by a mile.
  62. Re: Figs: I really like Philosykos, but it's $$$ for such a short-lived, linear scent. Any other rec

    Miller Harris Figue Amere is pretty similar, and lats much longer than Philosykos.
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    Re: Xerjoff or Amouage attar or oud oil?

    If all three are valid choices, then how could Xerjoff or Amouage oils compete with pure Oud?
  64. Re: Michael Jackson Fragrance Line To Debut In March 2011

    Death and tragedy makes the worst of us humane. Perhaps that might be beyond you.
  65. Re: Michael Jackson Fragrance Line To Debut In March 2011

    MJ's father is the main reason he had a troubled life and never had a childhood. Now he is milking his death too.
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    Poll: Re: Between cinnamon

    Aramis JHL
  67. Re: The perfume you wore the most during the year 2010 ???

    Guerlain Mitsuoko Parfum de Toilette ---probably because I wore it for two weeks straight in October. Zino Davidoff would run a close second.
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    Re: Question on vintage Amouage Gold

    I have't tried this specific bottle in a long time, but do remember it to be the same scent as the regular Gold. As far as I know, the same scent was named Gold Cologne when they introduced Silver...
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    Re: Amouage-Which One...

    Gold and Epic are probably the longest lasting ones. If you are lucky enough to locate a vintage bottle of Gold, then that stuff could last until you shower it off.

    I don't know about worth the...
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    Re: Top 10 rarest discontinued fragrances

    Nina Ricci Signoricci
    Monsieur Carven
    Guerlain Vetiver EDC
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
    Ungaro I
    Carlo Corinto Vetyver
    Guerlain Attrape Coeur
    Guerlain Mitsuoko PdT
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere...
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    Re: Top five citrus Scents

    Nina Ricci Signoricci,
    Nicolai Cologne Sologne,
    C&S Citrus Paradisi
    Eau de Rochas Pour Homme,
    Eau de Patou
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    Re: Mazzolari Pachouly

    Do you have recollection of thinking of Patchouli Leaves as harsh yourself when you tested it? I don't associate the term harsh with Patchouli Leaves. But if somebody finds it harsh, then they should...
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    Re: Top Ten Winter Scents

    Givenchy Gentleman (vintage),
    Hermes Bel Ami (vintage),
    Maitre Parfumeur Parfum D'Habit,
    Domenico Caraceni 1913,
    Cartier Santos Concentree,
    Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee,
    Aramis JHL,
    Caron...
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    Frederic MAlle Portrait of a Lady,
    Abdul Samad Al Qureshi Al Basha
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    Frederic MAlle Portrait of a Lady,
    Abdul Samad Al Qureshi Al Basha
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    Re: Guerlain Derby price point

    I recall a while back someone compared Derby to Aramis Devin - and I find that comparison valid.
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    Re: Montale Pure Dahab & Montale Love Aoud??

    Dahab is Gold in Arabic. I assume it is Montale Pure Gold as marketed in the middle east.
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond - Only Ashes Left ?

    As far as extrait is concerned, I don't find much difference between something from 2010, 2009 or as far back as 2002. Granted it is such an old fragrance, even vintage might mean different things...
  79. Re: Rank the Thierry Mugler Fragrances from your favorite to least favorite

    A*Men Pure Coffee
    A*Men
    A*Men Sunessence
    A*Men Ice
    Angel for women parfum
    A*Men Pure Malt
    Mugler Cologne
  80. Re: What do you think is the best celebrity fragrance/fragrance line?

    Carlos Santana for Him,
    KISS for Him,
    And since Surfacing mentioned Alain Delon is a celebrity, Iquitos as well.
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    Re: Top 10 Favorites Update

    Zino Davidoff
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Aramis JHL
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Hermes Bel Ami (vintage)
    Carlo Corinto Vetyver
    Nina Ricci Signoricci
    Czech & Speake Cuba
    Amouage Dia
    Creed Acier Aluminum
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    Re: Fragrances with a noticeable Pepper note

    Caron Poivre
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Aramis JHL
    Zino Davidoff
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Hermes Bel Ami (vintage)
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    Re: Fragrance houses - top 5

    1)Aramis
    2)Amouage
    3)Guerlain
    4)Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    5)Thierry Mugler
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    Poll: Re: Amouage Epic or Amouage Jubilation xxv.

    Epic----because its much bolder.
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    Re: your top 5 ysl colognes

    Kouros
    Kouros Fraicheur
    Opium EDP (women's)
    Opium Pour Homme EDP
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
  87. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by Mudassir
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    As Indie_Guy mentioned, EDC and EDP are not as "powdery" as EDT. Although I like everything Habit Rouge, I would rate vintage EDC as the best (it isn't powdery at all either).
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    Re: Windsor Flacons......

    I wouldn't buy whatever the boutique says now to create hype, especially after how they handled the first "limited" release and then vintage tabarome. Unlike the first time around, these new flacons...
  89. Re: Hermès Bel Ami or Creed Royal English Leather.

    Bel Ami vintage - one of the best leather scents ever.
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    Re: AVENTUS by Creed

    Joop! Nightflight? But one might have to take off the "naturals" vs. "synthetics" glasses to like anything Joop :-)
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    Re: Most Underrated/Overrated (Niche Only)

    blasphemy! :-)
  92. Re: Creed Vintage Tabarome - 1.7 oz. in Creed atomizer on eBay

    It seems to be an empty leather atomizer filled with the juice, and not the ones creedboutique sold.
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    Re: Is this vintage Azzaro Pour Homme Intense?

    That looks like the current bottle of Azzaro Pour Homme. I don't know whether Intense bottles were/are different than the regular Azzaro PH. But for Azzaro PH, the vintage one has a white sticker...
  94. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Joop! Pour Homme? :-)

    Or maybe Guerlain Habit Rouge Dry.
  95. Thread: Eau de Patou

    by Mudassir
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    Re: Eau de Patou

    Sorry to break it to you Chris; but there is no current formulation of Signoricci (or any of the Ricci men's scents for that matter). all men's offerings are discontinued.
  96. Poll: Re: highly subjective poll on niche reviews i found interesting in the a-z guide

    I voted for Amouage Gold. I suspect either LDDM or Chergui would be most popular around here
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    Re: Who has used a "Lotion Vegetale"?

    They might have some alcohol, but they are very greasy. If its oil only, then EO aren't the only oils involved. The smell itself is very very light and is more akin to a Brylcreem strength smell...
  98. Thread: Shaikh + more

    by Mudassir
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    Re: Shaikh + more

    Perhaps you meant to say there's no way they carry it at Sephora in USA. The gentleman you were replying to has "KSA" as his location, and it stands for Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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    Poll: Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Jicky in vintage PdT for me- the dirtiest of all Jicky concentrations.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite/Best Vetiver?

    Of the ones listed, I voted for Sycomore. Had other been an option, I'd have picked Guerlain Vetiver EDC (which is a completely different fragrance than the current Guerlain Vetiver EDT).
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