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    Re: Worst Office fragrance ?

    Joop! Homme. Even in modern deweaponised format it’s still just too much.

    I’d also struggle with Shalimar as an office scent, not because it’s too femme so much as it’s too stately and plush as...
  2. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Causing a diplomatic incident by taking the Sheik’s Incident Diplomatique... priceless.
  3. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    I love Eau Sauvage, but it has its share of haters, especially in modern formulation. The cumin is a deal breaker for some and the lemon note has a candied edge that I love, but that also attracts...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Best part of social distancing, I get to overspray Fahrenheit without consequence :)
  5. Thread: The Future

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    Re: The Future

    Damn I love Archie Rose. Doesn’t hurt that their vodka and gin are on point.

    It will be nice to go visit once Shitstorm 2020 is over.
  6. Thread: The Future

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    Re: The Future

    Really good points in there. Having said that, from my own view personally I don't see a huge amount of change over the next few years.

    I guess I should chunk it down to give context.

    1) Luxe...
  7. Thread: Eat Me

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    Re: Eat Me

    Too bad this isn't a gourmand:

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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I'd have died laughing if you went a full bottle of the Vaninger too :)

    Today:

    Short black
    Classic Man - Jidenna
    Eau Sauvage (Vintage with matching deoderant)
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    Re: $100's, 5 Fragrances

    That’s a pretty strong line up.

    For a variation that should just take you over $100 with some 50 - 75 mL bottles (maybe 100 mL on the unisex and office selections):

    Summer:
    Banana Republic...
  10. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    Fahrenheit.

    Nothing beats the barrel note!
  11. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    I’ve wanted to try Acqua Amara for a little while. Rive d’Ambre somehow flew under my research radar, but seeing the note pyramid my first thought is “F**k Yeah!”

    I like the cut of your jib :)
    ...
  12. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Guerlain Vetiver... or maybe Paco Rabanne Pour Homme. Definitely thinking a classic masculine.


    And.... dis me.

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    Re: Do you buy similar fragrances?

    Shit yeah. I have 3 Terre d’Hermes variants, 3 Eau Sauvage, Fahrenheit and the Parfum, several aromatic fougeres, some overlap in vetiver and citrus profiles that I like and probably more that I’m...
  14. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays Dunhill Icon
  15. Re: SixCats! weird theory/hypothesis. Possible correlation between Food and Fragrances ?

    Crazy times indeed. This thread is a nice little distraction. Like it’s been said above, I think the biggest correlation you’ll see is openness to new experience and trying new things correlating...
  16. Poll: Re: Wearing More or Less Fragrance Due to Lockdowns, etc. ?

    More. I'm messing around with silly dosing to enforce social distancing too (12 Sprays of Fahrenheit, yes please).
  17. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Acqua or Artisan Blu

    Blu is nice, but it’s just not versatile. Zealot Crusader’s review had a funny and accurate insight - it’s like Varvatos and his perfumer were sitting around taking bong rips and decided to mash up a...
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Agreed. I like it and am happy to give a thumbs up but it’s still not in the damn directory some 3 months after I picked it up.
  19. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    12 Sprays Fahrenheit. Social distancing done right.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fahrenheit, because enforcing social distance by overspraying makes me giggle like a child.
  21. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Apparently you’ll be able to pass one soon.
  22. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    Shit, I half thought that may have been the case as I was typing my response. I kept trying to lighten myself up and make my tone less biting... then sank into a caffeine and bog roll deprived fugue...
  23. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    Thankyou :) And your follow up observation is really astute, tying back to ZCs point about income inequality and the lack of desire for the conglomerates behind the large houses to take true risk....
  24. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    As someone relatively new to the hobby, I would disagree with that assessment of younger buyers. I donít know if it was your intention, but some of your assertions could be interpreted as being...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Hey Boy, Hey Girl - Chemical Brothers
    Cheap Sauvignon Blanc
    Concetre d’Orange Vert
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    Re: How Much Is Too Much?

    I think itís pretty safe to say youíve just developed some sense memory aversions to individuals youíve encountered.

    Itís like the old generalisation that men with beards are untrustworthy or...
  27. Re: Masculine barbershop style scent rcommendation?

    These are on point. In the $50-120 range vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme is something special. Vintage Brut (glass bottle) is also a great choice.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Chris Cornell - Billie Jean cover from Carry On
    Vesper
    Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel
  29. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Well, a trip to the stall is now known to Mad Max fans as entering Thunderdome...

    ďTwo sock enter! One sock leave!Ē

    If thatís not graphic enough, I canít help you bro :)

    All I can say is...
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    Re: Jokes to fend off the coronavirus blues

    Mickey and Minnie Mouse are in court for divorce proceedings. After hearing both parties present their cases, the judge responds,

    ďMister Mouse, after hearing testimony from your wife I find no...
  31. Re: Which three (budget) bottles of Cologne to choose from this list ?

    With Grey Flannel, if you’re talking current EA production, it probably won’t be wearable straight away. Odds are good you’ll need to spray it, get some air in the bottle and let it macerate.

    I’d...
  32. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Couple of Tabloids are leading with the line “Remember when you said you ‘Wouldn’t wipe your arse with this kind of journalism....’ Well.... page 16!”
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Now I feel like mixing a Vesper... and it’d have to be with Chris Cornell in the background... tip of the hat for passing the inspiration along :)
  34. Re: Are there antiviral fragrances in the market?

    Apparently made available to government agencies directly, so one would assume subsidised or gratis in lieu of a hefty tax consideration.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    O Barquinho
    Negroni
    French Lover
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    Re: A face for a Perfume

    Hah... I would have called Bruce Campbell as Ash for Fahrenheit... but dammit, I just can’t say no to George :)

    There are probably plenty of other contenders for this guy, but I definitely see...
  37. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Thanks for letting cooler heads prevail. I definitely enjoy the sentiment and the intention behind this thread.

    Been working from home this week and it’s been good that the gatherings ban has not...
  38. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    This had me spitting water and doubling over.

    Bravo, sir :)
  39. Re: Are there antiviral fragrances in the market?

    Well OP, whilst your wish may not have come true, LVMH has repurposed perfume production for hand sanitizers:
    ...
  40. Re: Affordable Fragrances that are truly "UNIQUE/DIFFERENT". Which ones ?

    Give the original Kiton Men a try, dude... this is one of those cases where the progenitor spanks the flankers.

    I can’t see a died in the wool Fahrenheit man not having some love for this.
  41. Re: What are your mission, vision and values when it comes to fragrance?

    Ooooh, Iíll play...

    Date - Derviche
    Sex - Hypnotic Poison
    Afternoon Tea - Chergui
    Started a Band - Fahrenheit
    Elevator - Polo
    Pisces - French Lover
    Probed - Alien Man (or Joop! Nightflight)...
  42. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    EDT? I did 8 of the EDP yesterday, but it always wears close. Clothing application is what really helps, but I’ve never gotten a big cloud unless I really work up a sweat.

    Not shocked that Allure...
  43. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    I violated my own Unicorn Conservation protocol and hit 9 sprays of Rive Gauche... but it was f**king magnificent.
  44. Re: Affordable Fragrances that are truly "UNIQUE/DIFFERENT". Which ones ?

    If you like Fahrenheit, I highly recommend Kiton Men. It has elements of Fahrenheit and Green Irish Tweed but very definitively does its own thing. Its relative value far outstrips its price.

    Lush...
  45. Re: Perfumes to keep people 1.5 meters away from you

    EA Grey Flannel that hasn’t been left to macerate after getting some air in the bottle is a good choice. It’s violently astringent.
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    Re: Mangled: names of your favorites

    Gold :)

    Oh So vague.... so much better than the modern pretender, So vague.


    There are so many dad jokes to be made from this mangling too.

    ďWhy the hell did you hire her?Ē

    ďWell.......
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Doubled down on parfum for the evening. ‘‘Twas a good day.
  48. Re: Are there antiviral fragrances in the market?

    I love that you linked this :) this thread title brought to mind the image of plague doctors in beak masks stuffed with ambergris and juniper.

    Terrible medicine... but smellin gooooooood.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Had a Fahrenheit Friday... no one in my vicinity seemed to notice much. May bump it to 6 sprays next wear :)
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    Re: Reformulated Eau Sauvage is a Masterpiece!

    Don’t have a problem. The emphasis was for incredulity, not meant to be personal in any way, so apologies if it came off that way.

    If you like something, then you like it. I’m glad you found a...
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    Re: Reformulated Eau Sauvage is a Masterpiece!

    .... yeah, I’m with you... da fuq?

    Trying to reason through this, the funk in Eau Sauvage is from the cumin, not from a true animalic in the note tree... perhaps some pre 80s vintage might have...
  53. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Darn tootin. There are some cool discussions here, but more importantly there’s a lotta good people.
  54. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Montblanc Legend Night and Issey Miyake L’eau Bleue D’Issey. Both are total scrubbers.

    Not a scrubber, but my biggest blind buy shock was Zegna Z New York. I bought it late at night after a long...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fahrenheit - partly because it’s Friday, and partly because our security dude is a Cool Water man. I’m not down for wearing Cool Water to work, but I’m happy to join him with another great release...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    This is sensible. I’d be hesitant to mess with a mofo wearing Kouros.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Our office just hired a security guard... and he wears Cool Water :)

    Goddamn, I feel safer already. Kind of want to buy myself a bottle for nostalgias sake now
  58. Re: As a Scent Crusader, Have You Found Your Holy Grail?

    Nope. There are elements I love in my top 5 and wearing any on the right day can be magical... but nothing has resonated with me that completely.
  59. Re: Best "masculine" perfume for women / Best "feminine" perfume for men

    I sampled No 19 current formulation EDT on my forearm and wasn’t convinced... are vintage or EDP significantly different? How would you suggest a novice approaches it?

    I freaking love Shalimar...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    My man :)

    I’ll have to hunt down Zino soon. How do you find L’Occitan?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Green Irish Tweed, because we’ll be packed in tight proximity at work for meetings and group photos.
  62. Re: What are your mission, vision and values when it comes to fragrance?

    I don’t understand.... that isn’t SHIT, SHART or FART... what’s wrong with you?
  63. Re: What cologne does Miamiís most legendary playboy wear?

    If an idiot asks redundant questions without being under a bridge, is he still a troll?
  64. Re: Getting Back Into Fragrances and Need Purchase Advice/Stategy

    Depends on how many you’d like to collect. I’ve bought almost exclusively in 100 mLs and kind of regret it. I’m probably only going to finish 2 bottles this year.

    If what you’ve picked up is...
  65. Re: What are your mission, vision and values when it comes to fragrance?

    That will never do. I have a more robust structure to work with than your FART:

    Synthetic aromachemicals are best
    High volume of sillage
    Intellectually challenging
    Thoroughly blended

    You...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Rive Gauche, because it’s starting the week right.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    As “Mr Fougere”, you really do :)

    I have to say I like their vibe in general... good quality items with a high percentage of naturals, reasonable price and the store has distinct identity without...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Nice pickup :)

    Just got L’Occitan by L’Occitane. Really solid lavender fougere... their lavender note is incredibly translucent and uplifting.

    I think I shall return for Eau des Baux soon. The...
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    Re: Sex

    Ah, Pulp Fiction logic :) quoth Vincent Vega:

    “Jules, I ain’t sayin he didn’t over react... but would you give a man a foot massage?”

    For me it’s more about sense memory than the actual scent...
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    Re: Hereís my Collection Please help

    Green Irish Tweed
    Dunhill Icon
    Geoffrey Beene Bowling Green
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Thanks for the heads up :)

    It will be a while before I can go hunting for vaulted unicorns, but it definitely looks like something I’d enjoy.
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Congrats :) You’re on your way to becoming a Padawan to Jedi Hednic
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    Re: Classically-styled Spring/Summer Cheapies

    Vera Wang for Men. Doesn’t suit my summers, but from what little I know of the Midwest it could be a winner. It’s a modern take on some old school tropes and can definitely pulled off with jeans and...
  74. Re: Perfumes that you've actually finished whole bottles of?

    Since collecting, nothing... but Iím getting very close to finishing Green Irish Tweed.

    Still, I have a good memory and only took up the hobby recently... so....prior to collecting:

    Brut...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I think Luca Turin described the Dihydromyrcenol as ďgrey citrusĒ in GIT
    (And obviously itís paired with lemon verbena).... itís cool to see you got that impression straight away :)

    Definitely...
  76. Re: Sweet spots for quality, classic, hot weather and longevity.

    This is an exceptional list :)

    I’d also suggest Issey Miyake L’eau D’Issey Pour Homme, Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue/Intense, Creed Green Irish Tweed, Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne, Geoffrey...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Creed Aberdeen Lavender, because today is rainy and drab.... and it’s a decadent rainy day barbershop fougere.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Hah! I love those surprises where just like you said, you think “This is not even close to what I was looking for.... but it’s exactly what I want.”

    Good to hear you found a winner :)
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    Re: Day to day fragrance with price in mind?!

    Welcome :) There’s some really good advice there, Grey Vetiver and Guerlain Vetiver in particular are two office scents you really can’t go wrong with, as is Homme L’eau Boisee. CK One is also pretty...
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    Re: Top Summer Cheapies Young Men

    How much testing would you like to do? :)

    Lalique Encre Noir Sport
    Banana Republic 78 Vintage Green
    Banana Republic Neroli Woods (Good alternative to Bright Neroli)
    Banana Republic Pure White...
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    Re: Top 5 scents March 1 2020 version

    Damn hard choice.... these will be correct for at least the next few days:

    1. Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    2. Eau Sauvage
    3. Green Irish Tweed
    4. Fahrenheit
    5. French Lover

    Honourable mentions:...
  82. Re: Montblanc Legend Spirit, Bvlgari Aqva Amara, Versace Pour Homme, or Jimmy Choo Man Ice

    Yeah, it spanks Aventus from a compliment factor point of view.

    It is most definitely timberol/norlimbanol in the base, not ambergris. It does stand out from being just another Bleu de Chanel...
  83. Re: Montblanc Legend Spirit, Bvlgari Aqva Amara, Versace Pour Homme, or Jimmy Choo Man Ice

    I’m a Legend Spirit guy. It’s a fantastic dumb reach and, if you care for it, an utter compliment monster.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Just a note on Dirty, I don’t find it cloying in the dry down. It’s pretty typical fougere fair without a ton of oakmoss - the lavender is also more aromatic rather than powdery or sweet, so it may...
  85. Re: Suggestions for a masculine and feminine scent, both not neither.

    Stuff that easily interprets both masculine and femme off the top of my head:

    Shalimar, Serge Lutens Chergui, Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady, Mugler Cologne, Hermes Concetre d’Orange Vert, Eau...
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    Re: Top Summer Cheapies Young Men

    It’s perfectly good for night. Its smell is soapy, light, citric and a bit grassy. If you need it to last more than 4 hours, spritz your clothes.

    If you’re thinking date night and the humidity...
  87. Re: What scents would these film and tv characters wear?

    Ee chop yub nub, my friend. No one should be f**kin with Wicket’s tunes.

    Also I’d call Rogue Mousse Illuminee for Dagobah Luke.
  88. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Respect. I did likewise, but just before bed... I don’t know if I’ll have the cojones to do the same going to lunch tomorrow.
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    Re: Spring Mint Suggestions?

    Hermes Concetre d’Orange Vert if longevity isn’t an issue (dominant citrus, but has a good slug of mint)

    Lush Dirty if it is
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    I’m down. Slacked off the second half of this month. Need to pump my numbers back up.

    Respect for your dedication.
  91. Re: How do you politely back out of a transaction bc their bottle may be a fake?

    I’m a big believer in just calling it like it is. You have nothing to lose by verbalising an honest reaction to the situation.

    The seller’s reaction will tell you one of three things - that they...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th February, 2020

    Terre d’Hermes EDT
  93. Re: What scents would these film and tv characters wear?

    Tony Montana - One Mang Show
    Bruce Wayne - Bois du Portugal
    Hannibal Lecter - Eau d’Hermes
    James Bond - Guerlain Jicky (Connery), or Roja Vetiver (Craig)

    The X-Men should get their own thread,...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Balance

    Picked up Dirty a little while back, so I’m net +17 (+21 new, + 2 vintage variant, -6 sold/gifted).

    Probably slowing up collecting until mid year... new job in a new industry so I can’t be too...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Eau Sauvage on the train this morning... worn by a frenchman, of course.
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    Re: Filling out my newbie collection.....

    Creed Green Irish Tweed.

    Rive Gauche and Eau Sauvage would also be part of that discussion though.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Green Irish Tweed... because it flies under the radar in a tight office and makes me happy.
  98. Re: Your SOTD chart rocket? The newer scents in your wardrobe that are rising fast.

    Rive Gauche. Top 3 in a month and it’s about to deliver a gentlemanly wallop to Aventus. Only outpaced by my perennial toppie, Green Irish Tweed. Allure Homme Edition Blanche is the other rising...
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    Re: Filling out my newbie collection.....

    All strong recommendations, especially vintage Brut. I’m in Sydney, so I’d be confident saying everything recommended here should work for you. And welcome! :)

    Of the CK range I’m still a big fan...
  100. Re: Getting compliments from Teens, Young Adults, on the Classics

    Both. I wore modern mostly and got to use vintage a couple of times at my last job.

    The modern formulation was a hit but has shitty performance. The vintage splash won over most people in the...
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