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  1. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Old Spice Original (the older guys/gals may remember a hug from their dad or grandpa)
    - this dog can still hunt. Original Shulton formula still available from India

    I Profumi di Firenze Tabacco...
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    Re: Aventus Cologne..... woot....???

    I'm cautiously optimistic

    Let's remember when Acqua di Parma launched Colonia Club as the "greener ADP Colonia" :sad:
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    I profumi di Firenze Lavanda Oxford

    Looking for decant or bottle.

    Lavanda Oxford by I profumi di Firenze


    Thanks
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    Re: Creed Vetiver geranium or Melisime imperial?

    Both are very good. I had an MI batch that was too salty for my tastes. Gifted it to my daughter and it smells terrific on her.
    VG is very good but in the end I chose to spend a bit more and...
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    Re: Smell like a rockstar?

    Parle Moi de Parfum's Woody Perfecto. Rock star is in the description

    Woody Perfecto is a seemingly simple mix of coffee, vetiver, and leather, but there is something so nailed about this...
  6. Re: Do Any Cologne Companies Make Grooming Products With Their Scents?

    Acca Kappa makes a range of beard oil, hair products, body washes, hard soaps etc. to match their Muschio Bianco and Libo Cidro scents. Very high quality
    Also check out products from Alvarez Gomez,...
  7. Re: Any perfumes smell like Derby by Guerlain (2012)?

    I don't think there is a substitute.

    While I do own & wear Derby, my other leather fragrance is Knize Ten. Smells nothing like Derby but has the same vibe i.e. classic masculine leather scent...
  8. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    I absolutely ADORE Imperiale. But on my mediterranean skin, it's gone in 45 minutes. If they ever made Imperiale in EdP strength, it would be my signature.

    Rumor has it that Imperiale was Ronald...
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    Re: Greatest iris masculines in your opinion

    Parle Moi De Parfum Cedar Woodpecker
  10. Re: Chose ONE best/must have Fragrance (New, Classic, etc.) UNDER fifty dollars.

    Guerlain Vetiver or Heritage
    L'Occitane L"Occitan Eau de Cologne
    DR Harris Sandalwood aftershave
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    Re: Another citrus pilgrimage

    Good luck. Lots of great fragrances you have listed.

    my own journey through citruses led me to Roja Dove Elysium.
  12. Re: Habit Rouge by Guerlain - EDT vs EDP vs L'Eau - CURRENT FORMULATION

    I actually prefer the lighter, more citrusy L'Eau
  13. Re: Is there one single fragrance that you would recommend without even having to think about it?

    Acqua di Parma Colonia (original). about as safe as you can get
  14. [CONUS] VINTAGE: Ho Hang; Chanel PM EdT and Equipage; Lauder for men

    These were recently purchased NEW OLD STOCK and have just been used for the first time a few weeks ago. No issues; beautiful juice- my wife does not approve ;-(

    All have been sprayed just three...
  15. Re: Masculine fragrance for office with “weak projection”!

    +1 Chanel Pour Monsieur
    +1 Guerlain Vetiver
    +1 ADP Colonia/Assoluta/Essenza
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Eau
    Bottega Venetta Pour Homme
    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge
    D.R.Harris Sandalwood...
  16. Re: Which British/American Classic Brand For Sandalwood / Rose-Geranium Fragrances ?

    D.R. Harris Sandalwood aftershave & Trumpers Sandalwood are both terrific. Floris Santal is not sandalwood per se, but also very nice

    For Rose Geranium
    Washington Tremlett Black Tie
    Domenico...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now

    Jack....which Lauder for men is your fave? I have the dark green/gold cap.

    No order:

    C&S Oxford & Cambridge
    D.R.Harris Sandalwood Aftershave
    Guerlain Vetiver/L'Homme Eau Boisee
    Vintage...
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    Re: Timeless Fragrances

    The list from the book is outstanding.

    Everyone is timeless today as well.
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    Re: Mature Men (45+ ) What are your top 3 fragrances?

    Holy Thread Resurrection Batman!!!

    50's

    In no particular order...

    Current:
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Guerlain Vetiver /L'Homme Eau Boisee
    Czech and Speake Oxford & Cambridge
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    Re: Best of the Mall colognes

    Is there a local L'Occitane?

    Consider Eau du Beux or L'Occitane EdT (lavender)
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    Re: The Quest for THE Sandalwood Fragrance

    Also looking forward to your assessments.

    Believe it or not...my best sandalwood is vintage Himalaya. I also enjoy DR Harris Sandalwood aftershave, which has EdT performance.
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    Re: Guerlain Neroli Outrenoir

    I'm a neroli fan and I like it. Also has a wonderful tea note as Jack mentioned.

    On me it's very good. But on my wife & daughter it's fantastic.
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    high quality; low sillage

    Looking for high quality fragrances that keep closer to the skin rather than announce themselves...for days in the office when I want to keep a humble, low profile - but still smell like a...
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    Poll: Re: Most Unifying Male Scent of All-Time

    How many people wear Aventus in India? 100's of thousands if not millions wear/wore Old Spice. Just sayin'
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    Re: Fragrance For A Caramel Trench Coat?

    camel/brown is a warm color. Trench coat is distinguished.

    I'm thinking distinguished rosewood/sandalwood

    I'm thinking Egoiste
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    Poll: Re: Most Unifying Male Scent of All-Time

    Old Spice. No doubt

    considering all ages/incomes/continents - everyone can afford it and it is/was distributed worldwide.
  27. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

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  28. Re: experience with small Italian niche? Acqua dell'Elba; Acqua di Taormina, Acqua di Genova?

    Thank you my friend. Very helpful. Always look forward to your posts.
  29. Re: experience with small Italian niche? Acqua dell'Elba; Acqua di Taormina, Acqua di Genova?

    Thank you cacio. That is very helpful
  30. Re: experience with small Italian niche? Acqua dell'Elba; Acqua di Taormina, Acqua di Genova?

    Thank you. No, not limiting myself to anything. There seem to be many of these smaller Italian houses but very little info on them. Just trying to get a feel for which houses may be worth pursuing.
  31. experience with small Italian niche? Acqua dell'Elba; Acqua di Taormina, Acqua di Genova?

    Interested in exploring some of the smaller Italian niche houses, mostly Acqua dell"Elba.

    Anyone have experience with the smaller Italian houses?
  32. Re: Suggestions for a bright Italian citrus with some underlying sweetness?

    Carthusia 1681 is a wonderful Italian citrus with a bit of a more oomph due to iris, incense vanilla and amber.. Very nice.
  33. Thread: Can you help me?

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    Re: Can you help me?

    Why not just go with your first recommendation?

    Creed Himalaya is lovely. Vintage even better.
  34. Poll: Re: Which Niche Fragrance House Is The Highest Quality And The Least Synthetic?

    +1 Providence Perfume Company
    +1 Parle Moi de Parfum

    Will add April Aromatics and Nicolas De Barry
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    Re: Romeo Gigli Per Uomo

    Definitely not you, Chuck. Even the RG aftershave I tried turned.
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    Re: Next Office Fragrance

    +1 Habit Rouge L'Eau. Fresher, cleaner and more modern than the original.
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    Re: Romeo Gigli Per Uomo

    My favorite from the 80's. Love the bottle & green juice too.

    Good luck finding a substitute I've bought a couple of vintage bottles on eBay but have been unlucky in that the juice turned.
  38. Re: Please indulge me...fun with picking out my next fragrances

    Thank you. Added!
  39. Re: Please indulge me...fun with picking out my next fragrances

    Thank you all very much. I've ordered samples of your recommendations..

    In addition..I've ordered

    Ho Hang
    Vintage Equipage
    Tiffany for men

    Where to find a sample of vintage Balafre??
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare Thoughts?

    I like it very much. It's very easy to wear and although some may not love it...I can't imagine anyone offended by it.

    The people around you should consider themselves lucky to be surrounded by...
  41. Please indulge me...fun with picking out my next fragrances

    My wife and I have just kissed my daughter off for her honeymoon. We decide to celebrate by catching the late performance of Frank Sinatra at the Sands. (Yes, I'm old - insert your favorite crooner)....
  42. Re: Which TF Private Blend(s) do you find bottle-worthy at retail today?

    I enjoy Neroli Portofino and the whole "blue" line. But will not pay full retail.

    Interesting (maybe coincidence) that quality seems to have dropped since TF fragrances was purchased by Estée...
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    Re: Favourite from these "brands"

    Carthusia Uomo and Numero Uno
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    Re: LIDGE still a basenotes fav?

    This is exactly how I feel. It may be the one and only gourmand I need.
  45. Vintage Tabarome; Taste of Heaven; Caron, Guerlain No. 68

    I have the following for swap/trade:

    10 ml Creed Vintage Tabarome (obtained from split here on BN) minus 3 sprays
    10 ml Killian Taste of Heaven minus 3 sprays
    4.2 oz bottle/box of Caron Pour Un...
  46. Re: Looking for something like Knize ten / Leather / Tobacco

    You can try many but may never "top" Knize Ten. It's a legend for a reason.

    That being said, in addition to trying many of the classics mentioned above, I'd encourage you to try a sample of...
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    Re: Fragrances your Spouse/Partner Hate

    Some of my favorite scents are my wife's least favorite....and yes...it's the "dreaded" rose note.

    Domenico Caraceni
    Czech and Speake No 88
    Windsor (first release)
    Washington Tremlett Black...
  48. Re: After some years of experience, what is your favourite fragrance, and why?

    Tie between Guerlain Vetiver and Czech and Speake Oxford & Cambridge.

    Both wear effortlessly all year round. Been through several bottles of both. Both my most complimented fragrances.
  49. Thread: Murdock Colognes

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    Re: Murdock Colognes

    They are excellent quality.

    My faves are the Murdock Tea and their Patchouli

    They used to have a sample set. Possibly still do.
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    Understood my friend. I also enjoy DR Harris Sandalwood Aftershave. I think it is the exception rather than the rule but I understand your hesitation. I know the Eucris shaving cream is the same...
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    Jack....have you ever gone "Full Eucris?"

    Meaning start with Eucris bath/body gel, then shaving cream , hair dressing and finally EdT?

    I've done this with other products and it seems to work...
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    LIDGE still a basenotes fav?

    OK I am (very) late to the party with LIDGE. It was a favorite of the board years ago. Finally got myself a sample from the original black sided bottle and Holy Crap! I thought I didn't like...
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    Re: Had my girlfriend test some fragrances...

    not surprised. My wife had similar reaction to many of my faves...

    For instance:

    I absolutely adore Domenico Caraceni. My wife rates it a 2/10:cry:
    One of my top 3 (vintage Heritage) she...
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    Re: American houses you would recommend I try

    Big +1

    Their Lemon Liada is a wonderful citrus with staying power
    Heart of Darkness is a great fougere and Vientiane is a smooth Sandalwood/spice. All done very well with all natural oils.
    ...
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    Re: NUCLEAR mode freshy

    Eau de Rochas Homme
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    Tangerine Thyme by Providence Perfume

    Thanks
  57. [USA] Re: looking to swap FOR Nicolai pour homme and Taste of Heaven

    BOTH found.
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    Re: Fresh scent for work

    I'll add:

    Czech and Speake Oxford & Cambridge
    Guerlain Habit Rouge L'Eau
    Creed Himalaya/Original Vetiver/GIT
    Villoresi Uomo
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Agree. Today's Essenza is a shadow of the original release.
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Yes they are definitely different. My daughter uses Assoluta and I use In Villa. The In Villa has been "masculinized" by softening the florals, enhancing the bergamot opening with lime, and having a...
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Colonia (the original)
    Assoluta In Villa (adds a cypress note to Assoluta)
    Arancia
  62. Thread: Citrus pilgrimage

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    Re: Citrus pilgrimage

    I've always enjoyed the citruses from I Profumi di Firenze. Not complex, but authentic and natural smelling. And they are all EdP's, so longevity is 6-8 hours.

    Arancia di Sicilia
    Agrumi di...
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    Re: Recommendations for a young lady.....

    Agree. I think you are correct. I know she doesn't like the sweet, syrupy florals. But there are softer florals that are wonderful.
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    Re: Recommendations for a young lady.....

    Thank you. A very well thought-out & valuable response.
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    Recommendations for a young lady.....

    My daughter is an 18 year old high school senior who loves to wear fragrance. Up to now, she has worm mostly my unisex fragrances (ADP Colonia + Assoluta; TF Neroli Portofino, Creed MI, Sel Marin)
    ...
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    Re: Best Citrus Fragrances in my opinion

    The house of I Profumo di Firenze has some wonderful citruses. And they are all EdP's. Longevity is 6-8 hours on me.
    Some of my faves:

    Arancio
    Bergamatto di Calabria
    Limone di Sicilia...
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    Guerlain Neroli Outrenoir

    Let me know...

    Thanks.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDT vs EDP

    EDP is stronger and more dense, but EdT is fresher and less "dirty" to me.

    I prefer the EdT
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    Re: 80’s & 90’s Classics

    Adding

    Romeo Gigli
    Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    Canoe
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    Need more help from the ladies....

    Recommendations for college student?
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    Re: Modern aromatic fougere?

    while not in the category of "aromatic fougere", I would also consider Lubin's Le Vetiver Itasca

    It is hard to categorize Itasca. Despite the name, it's not a straight vetiver nor classic...
  72. Re: tea scent suggestions - complex but tea out front...

    I'll add Guerlain Neroli Outrenoir

    It has a lovely black tea note in the mid and base
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    Re: top 3 projection fragrances?

    Knize Ten and SMN Peau D'Espagne
  74. Re: Santa Maria Novella Patchouli & Lorenzo Villoresi Patchouli - A Constructive Discussion

    prefer the Villoresi, although the SMN is no slouch. That being said, I hear the current Villoresi's are reformulated and may not be the same

    Samples of SMN can be found at AEDES.com

    If you...
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    Re: Need help from the ladies - comfort scent

    picked up Eau des Baux and you were all correct....a hit with my wife and daughters.

    Thank you so very much.
  76. Re: Wow, What Have They Done To Knize Ten.... It's Now PC Safe!

    Just received my sample and I agree 100% with Jack.

    The vintage was unique and I liked parts of it, but it was a bit too brutal for wear. The newest version is lovely...perhaps a bit daring for...
  77. [USA] looking to swap FOR Nicolai pour homme and Taste of Heaven

    Looking to swap for small amount of Nicolai pour homme or taste of heaven bottle - any amount of juice

    or perhaps another superb lavender frag

    I have:

    Polo Purple label: sealed
    Acqua di...
  78. Re: Looking for complex preferably natural orange fragrance

    One that rarely gets mentioned is Guerlain's Neroli Outrenoir.

    Complex and adult. Not a straightforward orange, but neroli/ grapefruit/ tangerine and orange blossoms with a wonderful black tea...
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    Re: Need help from the ladies - comfort scent

    thank you all.....

    might be difficult to acquire knightsbridge but I'll try

    Is the Eau des Baux you are referring to the fragrance from L'Occitane?

    Will consider BdP vs Heritage. Last I...
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    Need help from the ladies - comfort scent

    Ok....looking for input from the ladies.

    I'm 55 and happily married and looking for a comfort "dad" scent...something that my wife and 3 daughters will enjoy when they hug me :smiley:

    But I...
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    Re: The Herbiest Fragrance ?

    Pretty much anything from Lorenzo.Villoresi, but particularly Spezie

    93285
  82. Re: real cedar-y (maybe with other notes) - what do you suggest

    +2. Lovely Cedar/Iris mix. I'd swear there its a touch of lavender in there too but not listed.
  83. Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Olfcative travesty....that made me laugh!!
  84. Re: Got $100 to spend on a fragrance and not sure what to buy

    Polo Purple Label

    Blackberry, Tobacco Flower, Woods, Moss

    Lovely for office and lasts 8 hrs on me

    available on the RL website
  85. Thread: Shampoo

    by TR10
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    Re: Shampoo

    agree with shampoo bars. Most are very well made, chemical free and much better for your hair & scalp than mass produced bottled stuff.

    Leggitts is a good start....but I'd encourage you to try...
  86. Re: what's a good scent-free alcohol-based aftershave?

    Thayers witch hazel + alcohol (original)

    scent free and very kind to the skin
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    Re: "Old World" Fragrances

    Trumper's Eucris, Spanish Leather and Wild Fern
    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet, English Fern
    Santa Maria Novella Peau d"Espagne
    Villoresi Colonia
    Many from Guerlain (Jicky, Derby, Heritage)
    Creed...
  88. Re: What's your favorite fragrance that has a magnetic cap?

    Most anything from the Zegna Essenza line, but mainly Mediterranean Neroli
  89. Re: English Countryside type of fragrance?Can you recommend any?

    I don't know about countryside, but when I think of proper British fragrances, I think of

    DR Harris Sandalwood aftershave (old world sandalwood concoction)
    Czech and Speak's Oxford & Cambridge...
  90. Re: CHALLENGE - The best full size bottle you can get for: Under $60?

    DR Harris Sandalwood aftershave
    L'Occitan by L'Occitane
    Alt Innsbruck
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    Re: What is your #1 Masculine Fragrance?

    https://youtu.be/ZA_RvR6BGXM
  92. Thread: Best Aftershave?

    by TR10
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    Re: Best Aftershave?

    I'm a wet shaver for years. Here are some thoughts from a wet shavers experience

    splashes:

    Alt-Innsbruck. Fantastic tobacco/mint/menthol mix that has been an Austrian staple for decades. You...
  93. Thread: Tobacco and Mint

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    Re: Tobacco and Mint

    +2 for Alt-Innsbruck
  94. Thread: Penhaligons

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    Re: Penhaligons

    Penhaligons was purchased by Puig a few years ago and they have actually put a lot of money & energy into their rebrand, hiring prominent noses to design their newest fragrances. That said, I agree...
  95. Thread: Villoresi

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    Re: Villoresi

    I'll give a shout out to Theseus. Smoother, slightly sweeter Vetiver based scent. Lighter on the spices that Villoresi is known for.
  96. [USA] VINTAGES: Caron Pour Un Homme ; ADP Assoluta In Villa; C&E Lavender Water

    Caron Pour Homme Les Plus Belles Lavandes
    120ml. New old stock minus one use. Properly stored. I just recently opened the sealed box and used once to make sure the juice is still good..superb. Lost...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Portraits

    sampled most of them

    I much prefer their classic offerings

    Blenheim Bouquet
    Lavandula
    Endymion (not the concentree)
    Sartorial
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    Re: Vintages of Caron Pour un Homme

    Holy thread resurrection Batman!!

    I am a lavender lover and just couldn't get on with the current CPH. So I took the advice of people in this thread and found a vintage bottle "Les Plus Belles...
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    Lavender withOUT Vanilla

    "Favorite men's lavender " threads are sure to include classics like Caron pour un homme..

    But I'm not a vanilla fan

    Soooo....looking for Lavender recommendations without vanilla...
    ...
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    Fsot mdci invasion barbare

    Just received a tassle bottle from Luckyscent. Lovely juice but my wife prefers more lavender on me. So this is a new bottle (minus 2 sprays) with box.

    $189 shipped. SOLD

    Or trade for Lutens...
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