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    Re: Bogue Unfiltered series

    I like lavender, rose and some ylang I think this one is probably on point. The vetiver sounds amazing too..
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    Re: Bogue Unfiltered series

    Damn, would have loved to get in on a bottle of #10... :-(
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    I think the line is still pretty innovative. Especially when you look at the Dior Privee line (yikes.) Prices have gone way up...I keep reading that much of the old line has been watered down and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    I didn't expect to come back here to this hilarious conversation! Haha, a gi is a very thick, tightly woven pajama-like suit that's about as comfortable as wearing a burlap tuxedo. Some people use...
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    Re: Recommendation for my wife

    Tom Ford Noir de Noir if you're not concerned about price. It's a fantastic semi-gourmand fragrance that smells akin to a rose dipped in chocolate and drizzled with vanilla.
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    Re: What makes T-Rex by Zoologist so Smokey?

    Looking for some smoke? Bois d'Ascese. I haven't smelled T-Rex yet...but I did pull a sample at the Basenotes meetup in Chicago a few weeks ago. Looking at the notes though I'd guess cade and/or...
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    MEM has arrived! Much better experience ordering from LuckyScent this time around.

    But on to MEM...Nice packaging on the outside and box - not that I give a Sh*#...but nice nonetheless. Silicon...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    No problem! In reference to Caron pour Un Homme, nope I've never gotten around to putting my nose on that one.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    I'll synch up later with some of my own Pina. I'm not wearing any perfume right now except for remnants of the lavender fragrance I started working on this week. The tonka bean absolute I have from...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    The dry down felt quite similar to Dior Homme to me. Massive lavender explosion up front and the dry down felt like a subtle tonka and iris or floral note.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    Wore this today...I'm in love with this one. It's probably one of my favorite fragrances. Just ticks every box for me.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    Non-existent.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    https://www.sephora.com/productimages/sku/s2174233-main-zoom.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    https://i1.adis.ws/i/tom_ford/T7-LAVENDER_OC_250ML_B?$large$&bg=rgb(255,255,255)
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    https://i1.adis.ws/i/tom_ford/T7-LAVENDER_OC_250ML_B?$large$&bg=rgb(255,255,255)

    The pricing is STUPID expensive...but I have to say I'm really enjoying this.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday RHM, quite the nice birthday celebration with the Blues win!

    https://i1.adis.ws/i/tom_ford/T7-LAVENDER_OC_250ML_B?$large$&bg=rgb(255,255,255)
  17. [CONUS] Re: Le Labo Baie Rose 26, Vetiver 46, Dior Granville, Armani Bois d'Encens

    Huge price drop...let's get this stuff moved! Weekly bump.
  18. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    It's important to me. Especially when having to deal with incompetent customer service like Dior online. I've had an order (Father's Day present) that was placed on Saturday. It's been pending for 3...
  19. Re: Tam Dao EDP - Absence made my heart grow fonder.

    I'm wearing this one today. I used to really enjoy this fragrance...but wearing it today it feels incredibly flat and not worthy of the now HEFTY price tag of $175 (when did that happen???) Decent...
  20. Re: Which Tom Ford private blends are potent in 2019?

    Oud Minerale is very potent, lasts all day and it's quite enjoyable IMO. One of the best from Tom Ford. Also, I found Beau de Jour to be quite long lasting, it's not as strong as some other Tom Ford...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    https://www.diptyqueparis.com/fstrz/r/s/d1wwvmedxjfrrp.cloudfront.net/wysiwyg/products/facebook_4.jpg?frz-v=73

    The only Diptyque I own. I haven't worn this one in a while.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    https://www.diptyqueparis.com/fstrz/r/s/d1wwvmedxjfrrp.cloudfront.net/wysiwyg/products/facebook_4.jpg?frz-v=73

    The only Diptyque I own. I haven't worn this one in a while.
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    I'm amped up to try it. If it's anything like your description it will be a win. Beau de Jour is a suit and tie fragrance light on lavender. I'm down for the more raw, dirtier and untamed stuff. I...
  24. Re: Fragrances with a dominant 'dried fruits' note

    Zoologist Camel
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    I should not have but I just blind bought this. Hopefully my experience is more positive than MAAI.
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    Damn, I wasn't able to find what Turin had to say on Google...but I've been looking for a unique lavender forward niche for a while now. Doesn't necessarily have to be floral. I enjoy a good...
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    And, I believe you're a "lavender" guy...so I trust your word. I think I was hoping for a sort of lavender and old hay from descriptions I've read but now I'm just questioning everything.
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    I was on the same page as you but reviews I'm reading are all over the damn place...tons of lavender, no lavender...I may have to sample this instead of blind buying for once. I'm loving Beau de...
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    You hit the nail on the head. Thanks for the response! I can do animalic...indolic not so much.
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    So the lavender is pretty prominent throughout? The only reason I'm concerned is that I see a few similar notes to MAAI (jasmine, ylang ylang) which white florals took the wheel and wrecked the...
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    I'm looking for a unique take on lavender as I've been on a sort of "lavender kick" as of late. This caught my eye. But, I'm reading such mixed reviews... Is this a lavender-forward fragrance or does...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    ExtremeK, hope you and David had a nice birthday celebration.

    I'm wearing Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur again today. I've worn it for like 3 of the last 5 days. The weather is just perfect for it.
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    Re: Any "Must Try" Le Labo City Exclusives?

    I enjoy Baie Rose more than Rose 31, it's good but ultimately not worth the money IMO...honestly I don't think any of them are. I own Gaiac 10, the Tokyo exclusive. I think it's an amazing fragrance...
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Dior Granville is THE hot weather coniferous fragrance.
  36. Re: Terre D'Hermès parfum: four seasons or not.

    I just wore this last week, it was about 82F and it wore quite stunningly.
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    Re: Niche Fragrance for an older mother

    Really pretty subjective...but this is one I love on my wife The Different Company Une Nuit Magnetique.

    From The Different Company:

    A Floral - Amber fragrance by Christine Nagel
    Magnetic...
  38. Re: Question about wearing “summer” fragrance

    Generally, I wear whatever I feel like on a particular day. However, I've had some less than favorable experiences wearing heavy amber, incense and oriental fragrances in the heat. They tend to wear...
  39. Re: Cheap alternatives to John Varvatos Artisan Blu or Bvlgari Aqva?

    I would consider both of these to be cheap. If you really want to scrape the bottom of the barrel in terms of dollar amount between these and pharmacy store knock offs I guess there is Nautica Voyage...
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Love this. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    I'm really enjoying this one lately. Day #2 of wearing this.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.5911.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday Trilby Lark!

    I'm really enjoying this one lately. Day #2 of wearing this.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.5911.jpg
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wore Baikal Gris from a generously donated sample. I'm glad I was able to sample this first. I had been hoping for more fir and cypress. The heavy violet, amber and tonka-vanilla in this one...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday to Gianicarlo! Hope you guys are having a nice birthday weekend.

    We went on an 8 mile bike ride which was a lot of fun. Took my wife down some dirt trails I mountain bike. Her...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Won Chanel Eau de Cologne 75ml 80% full for only $75...been seeing it a lot on the summer posts.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Wearing my own MadHat Pina today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Wearing my own MadHat Pina today.
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    No jasmine. There is some ylang ylang which sort of smells like jasmine as Pina dries down and it mingles with the vanilla oleoresin, sandalwood and lavender...it's missing that jasmine "funk" though.
  49. Re: Sampling suggestions from Amouage, CdG, other niche houses

    Literally this...I enjoy the Malles...Amouage I'm not a huge fan outside of Tribute Attar. DS Durga has been a miss for me. Diptyque, I've enjoyed Tam Dao in Perfume format...that's really about it.
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    Re: What's Your Summer Rotation Looking Like?

    Terre d’Hermès - Pure perfume
    Creed - Erolfa
    Christian Dior - Granville
    Frédéric Malle - Bigarade Concentrée

    Two of my own that I wear quite often in the summer in Mysore Lime and Piña Extrait.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Terre d’Hermès - Pure perfume

    https://n.nordstrommedia.com/id/sr3/13944f41-d633-4c8c-84e9-5cbbdb5256b6.jpeg?crop=pad&pad_color=FFF&format=jpeg&w=780&h=1196&quality=70
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Glad it didn't scare you off too bad :)

    I'm not synched up today. I'm wearing another Chicago meetup inspired purchase in Terre d’Hermès - Pure perfume. LOVING it...wife commented how much she...
  53. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    It just goes right into my rotation. Good chances are I'll wear it the day after it's received. However, I've waited as long as a month to even try it...unless it's from eBay I have to test it at...
  54. [CONUS] Re: Le Labo Baie Rose 26, Vetiver 46, Armani Bois d'Encens

    bump
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    I just bought a big a$$ bomber bottle of Granville a few weeks ago and wore it yesterday. It's nice to have a massive bottle because you can be very liberal with the application. Great stuff!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Cool photo @Bangkok_Hound!

    Looks like my first "miss" in my recent blind buy spree. Not a bad fragrance but very short lived citrus and linear amber/cardamom dry down. Very meh.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    https://images.selfridges.com/is/image/selfridges/453-3001058-T1P901_M?$PDP_M_ZOOM$

    Looks like I hit my first strike on the blind buy spree. I thought this would be good for the summer and it...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/secundar/o.18973.jpg

    Wearing a liberal dosage of Dior Granville. This is another recent blind buy. I purchased a massive "bomber" bottle (8.4oz) on eBay for a good price....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

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    Re: New Diptyque fragrance Eau de Minthe

    Mike and I smelled this in Chicago. I was pretty underwhelmed. It wasn't a bad fragrance...it just wasn't that good IMO...and certainly not at that price point. I'll stick with my bottle of Frederic...
  61. Re: Best Summer colognes for men, long lasting, refreshing, minty, mentholly, etc. women can't resis

    Cartier Roadster Sport and Frederic Malle Geranium Pour Monsieur were the first to come to mind.
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    Re: perfumery in islamic tradition

    Gazelle?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    foxbins, hope you have a wonderful time in Seoul. I'm jealous!

    Mike, Japon Noir huh? Scouring eBay...damn...sounds like this would be in my wheelhouse.

    Wearing one of my recent acquisitions...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.50672.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    I'm so glad I bought Bigarade Concentree Q. It's expensive...but I kept getting whiffs all day. Fantastic summer juice.

    Feel better Hazel5! That does not sound like fun.

    Extremely, the weather...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.4770.jpg

    I'm loving this one...bitter orange and a sort of skin-like essence. Excellent in the current conditions (sunny & 70.)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.4770.jpg

    I'm loving this one!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.4770.jpg

    I'm loving this one!
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    Glad you're enjoying it Mike! There are 3 types of natural sandalwood in it including Mysore Sandalwood and New Caledonian (from Le Chance XVI.) Additionally, there's vintage cedar and blue cypress...
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    Re: Tom Ford Beau de Jour

    I don't quite remember the other ones from the TF line. Neither of them really made an impression.
  71. Re: Scents that are a dumb reach (whatever that means)

    Comme des Garcons 2 Man
    Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Phaedon Black Vetiver
    All of the Bleu de Chanel series...
  72. Thread: Real oud

    by rynegne
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    Re: Real oud

    Enfleurage NYC's Oud Perfume is the perfect choice if you're looking for straight up REAL oud in a perfume...I enjoy it as I love oud but don't enjoy wearing oils or attars.
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    Re: Tom Ford Beau de Jour

    The mint is muddled underneath all of the other notes. I wouldn't know it was there if I didn't see the note breakdown prior. This smells like an ultra high end luxury shaving cream. The oak moss dry...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    Doing this...so I don't end up blind buying it. Looks like there's a bottle up on eBay, same one I saw earlier in the week for cheaper than TF boutique prices. Looks legit...

    Someone please buy...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    At this point, you really have to wonder if we will see them...We've heard about quite a few fragrances that never came to fruition because Josh was just never really happy with them.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Grev, Kiste and Sadanne are all back in stock.
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    Re: Tom Ford Beau de Jour

    I'm wearing this for the first time today. I smelled this from the bottle and on paper at both Saks and Neiman Marcus this past weekend (during the BN Chicago Meetup.) It haunted me, not buying a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    I am LOVING this one...Definitely not my typical fragrance but this stuff is divine.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    Not in synch today as I wanted to wear my new acquisition. I am LOVING this one...Definitely not my typical fragrance but this stuff is divine.
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  80. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    Try not wearing it for a while. It's quiet but I wouldn't say it's undetectable...I get all day longevity from this. I would say probably a case of olfactory fatigue.
  81. Re: Bleu de Chanel Parfum: Now that you've lived with it a few months, how does it rank?

    This one sits closer to the skin at least in my experience. None of the Bleu fragrance really leap off an project on me.
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    100% this one is awesome.



    Also, I'm surprised Tobacco Vanille hasn't been "Intensed" yet. If it were up to me I'd tone down the vanilla and make it dirtier with some beeswax and add that...
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    Re: Tuscan Leather Intense by Tom Ford

    I saw a bottle of this on eBay last week...laughed and assumed it was a fake. No way they'd come out with an intense version of this. I guess I was wrong.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.1233.jpg

    I enjoy wearing this one...it's got this woody-tea-incense thing going on that ticks all the boxes for me. I bought this one early in my fragrance...
  85. [CONUS] Re: Vintage Antaeus | Creed Aventus 16L01 | Le Labo Vetiver 46

    Bump
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    Glad you're enjoying it!
  87. Thread: Date advice

    by rynegne
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    Re: Date advice

    I respectfully have to disagree on the "don't wear cologne" advice. If you enjoy fragrances enough to be a part of basenotes I'm guessing you wear them quite often. Your date might as well know you...
  88. Thread: Date advice

    by rynegne
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    Re: Date advice

    VPH gets my vote from your list.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I'm excited for Bigarade Concentree. I'm not a huge fan of Terre d'Hermes but the only thing I really don't like about it is that "mineral" note...so I've been looking for a fragrance like BC for a...
  90. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I went through PayPal on the Tom Ford fragrances. I'd never pay full ask for those...I totally agree the prices are outrageous. The Malle I went through Barney's and had a 10% discount.

    I've been...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    https://slimages.macysassets.com/is/image/MCY/products/7/optimized/1503017_fpx.tif?op_sharpen=1&wid=500&hei=613&fit=fit,1&$filtersm$

    Wearing Chanel Bleu Eau de Toilette today. I have jiu-jitsu...
  92. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Haha, I did. These three kept coming back to me after our meetup. I had some extensive sniffing of TF at both Saks and Neiman Marcus.
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    Armani Prive Bois d'Encens is one that comes to mind. Incense and cedar mostly with light pepper.
  94. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.4770.jpg
    https://n.nordstrommedia.com/id/sr3/1f5b5296-1d93-4508-892e-c8521e30d721.jpeg?crop=pad&pad_color=FFF&format=jpeg&w=1660&h=2546...
  95. Re: Recommendations for HOT weather frags? Non-typical citrus..

    Cartier Roadster Sport
    Comme des Garcons Vettiveru
    Heeley Sel Marin
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

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    Had a wonderful time at the meetup this weekend. Hoping all of the travelers make it back safely with the weather systems that have been moving...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    He's got to fulfill all of these orders now. I wouldn't count on anything new soon. Although, who the hell knows?!?
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - Discontinued?

    There has been reasonable deals around...better than paying an arm and a leg when it's gone or limited to Paris.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - Discontinued?

    I could see this being the case.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Also, my wife wore Gucci Bloom Aqcua di Flori today and she loved it...smelled divine on her. That and Chanel Gabrielle (which she wanted previously) were my only purchases yesterday. She was elated...
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