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    Re: Is this a safe blind buy?

    Definitely... great scent. Fantastic incense / vetiver composition and won't break the bank if you shop around.
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    Re: Aoud Musk or Dark Aoud?

    Tough choice as they are both great... boils down to whether you'd rather have a darker Aoud scent or a muskier Aoud scent!!

    I love both but tend to wear Aoud Musk more often.
  3. Re: Taylor of Old Bond Street equivalent Sandalwood and Cedarwoods that last?

    Diptyque - Tam Dao for Sandalwood
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    Re: What's the dreamiest fragrance?

    Montale - Sweet Oriental Dream. Sickly sweet vanilla, honey and almond... lovely!
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    Re: What is your favorite vanilla fragrance for men

    Mancera - Aoud Vanille
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    Poll: Re: Hayward Enterprises - Not Impressed!

    Cheap copies are never going to be any good... if you like the original, then get the original. The clone industry will only damage the real perfume industry that we all love.

    Without even...
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    Re: Terre d'hermes, Eau sauvage or Sauvage

    love all three, but Sauvage is definitely least of the them. Eau Sauvage & Terre D'Hermes are probably on a par for me - both excellent and classy. Eau Sauvage is brighter and fresher, Terre D'Hermes...
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    Re: New Dior Sauvage Bottle Rattle

    mine rattles when the lid is off
  9. Thread: Truth or MYTH???

    by LOST!
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    Re: Truth or MYTH???

    jibber jabber!
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    Re: What fragrance to wear with this sweater?

    You need multiple, loud fragrances at once with that sweater... at least 5. Antaeus, Kouros, Brut, Amen and Aventus to add some fruitiness.
  11. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    From Dandydude's solid wardrobe:

    Aventus
    Chergui
    Jubilation XXV
    Tobacco Vanille
    Oud Wood
  12. Re: Hobby is getting out of control. Do I need one more for fall/winter?

    you're asking the wrong people, in the wrong place!! welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Subjective by Whoever
  14. Thread: Tea scent

    by LOST!
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    Re: Tea scent

    BOHDIDHARMA - are all about tea. I haven't tried any yet, but they are high on my list of fragrances to try.
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    Re: Perfumes for Christmas

    That I own:
    norne
    frapin 1270
    tobacco vanille
    musc ravageur

    a nice sweet and syrupy bunch!

    there are a few more pay days until then, so the list will no doubt grow
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    Re: NEW: Mancera - Pearl!

    I've recently started trying out some of the Mancera line, the latest that I've tried is Aoud Black Candy and (didn't think I would so much) love the rose drydown... Pearl has piqued my interest!
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    Re: First Oud fragrance - and first post!

    This... or check out Mancera fragrances, they have quite a few great Aoud scents that are reasonably priced.
  18. Re: Looking for a new niche fragrance - Need your knowledge

    Parfumerie Generale - Coz
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    Re: The best of Mancera?

    Sand Aoud is the only one I have tried as yet - I bought it blind last week, after a toss up between Aoud Black Candy, Cedrat Boise & Sand Aoud.

    It's wonderful! Definitely going to follow up with...
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    Re: What's Your Best Cartridge Razor? And Your Worst?

    Edwin Jagger DE Safety Razor with Personna Platinum blade
  21. Thread: Help me choose

    by LOST!
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    Re: Help me choose

    Jubilation
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    Re: Recommend me a "white" and a juicy fruity frag?

    boozy fruit - Frapin 1270. Notes include pineapple and grape.
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    Re: Tom Ford Designer Fragrances

    Noir and Grey Vetiver are great designer fragrances
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    Re: Mancera Fragances

    Are there any Mancera frags with a strong incense vibe?
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    Re: Your favourite gourmands

    This!
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    Re: Most Annoying Thing That Stresses Me Out...

    I think that with maturity and humility, you will worry less about trying to impress others with expensive fragrance and even less when people aren't impressed at all
  27. Re: Dark,Masculine, Versatile,Pleasant, Long lasting

    Take away the $65 limit and get yourself a bottle of:
    50067

    Huitieme Art - Monsieur
    Very dark and masculine
  28. Re: Pineapple fragrances, Gingerbread Fragrances, Cherry leather where are you?

    Not pineapple, but a great candied fruity fragrance that is almost pineapple but then not quite - candied orange, plum and grape - Frapin 1270. Like a fruit liqueur.
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

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    Mystic Dragon
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    Re: Montale Bottle Blues!

    TBH, I'm not too bothered. These things happen! It just means I need to buy a replacement gourmand scent soon!! :wink:
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    Re: Montale Bottle Blues!

    It was a really tiny hole, barely visible, it was just seeping out like you say.

    I didn't have another bottle handy, and after trying to pump it into travel atomisers and it going everywhere, I...
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    Montale Bottle Blues!

    GUTTED!!

    One of my Montales, Sweet Oriental Dream has been stinking (in the best possible way) my wardrobe out. I have my scents on a shelf in my wardrobe out of harms way and the sunlight. Since...
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    Re: Today I bought: D E C E M B E R 2013

    This year, I'd calmed down with buying and have just been enjoying what I have in my wardrobe... I have bought 3 all year!
    So after this hiatus, I thought I'd treat myself to something that gets...
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    Re: Is my Creed Royal Oud real or fake?

    blah blah blah!
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    Poll: Re: Who makes best male perfumes?

    strange
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    Re: Selfridges or Harvey Nichols stock EdP Malle?

    You couldn't find Malle... there's your answer - they don't sell Malle!

    Try online at Liberty's or Les Senteurs - or even direct from Frederic Malle.
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    Re: Sunshine in a bottle

    Neroli Portofino
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Cheapsmells has it - at a very reasonable price too I may add!
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3kU5OPJJ91w/UEKFTFqFrTI/AAAAAAAACvo/yI7vpJUWDiM/s1600/OS.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 2, 2013

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/products/large/701666111962.jpg
  41. Re: Taking my girl out to a pretty upscale strip club for her first time...

    This!

    Wear Brut!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, february 27th, 2013

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/TFV52M.jpg

    And for the first time, it hasn't vanished within 3hrs... 2x sprays to the same spot - either side of neck, and 1 to shirt / chest.
  43. Re: What fragrance gives off the vibe of honesty & respect.

    Eau Sauvage certainly fits the honest and respectful vibe for me.

    +1 for vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DfPJOT2fUm8/UB6AdIn8qfI/AAAAAAAAATQ/ebXm_HPV2lU/s1600/Pack-Eau-Sauvage-2_sous-article.jpg
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    Re: Burning spice ship

    Neil Morris - Burnt Amber... Smells like fire - like the flames themselves!!

    http://www.point-libre.org/~dimitri/blog/images/burning_sky/fire-sunset-1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 18th, 2013

    http://www.market.ch/fileadmin/documents/market.ch/images/juillet_2012/creed_flacon.png
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 17, 2013

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.9191.jpg

    Hippie... on this lovely, sunny, spring day
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 16, 2013

    http://www.chanel.com/en_GB/fragrance-beauty/cms2export//Site6Files/file14379/Monsieur%20UK.jpg
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    Re: Chergui and TV different enough to own both?

    Own and love both... different enough to have both.

    TV - Sweeter with vanilla being more prominent and a fantastic tobacco note.
    Chergui - The hay note plays a big role and works wonderfully with...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

    Hello...

    http://printquote.printhouse.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/ink-splot.jpg
    http://img.zurbaines.com/2012/06/Lalique-Encre-Noire-pour-hommes.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

    Couldn't resist wearing the same as yesterday...

    http://i.iperfumy.pl/view/4/chanel/chaegom_aedt-03.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, February 11th, 2013

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-EvV-CynI9Z0/TV3snZU6BdI/AAAAAAAAABU/hLDPSLvx9S0/s1600/egoiste_main.jpg

    Aswell...!
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    Re: Your most expensive blind buy

    Amouage - Jubilation XXV... 140 for 50ml - after much hmmm-ing and ahhhh-ing, and research and reading many reviews, I decided the 1st Amouage I (blind) buy would be this - and so glad I did!!
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, January 30st, 2013

    http://www.parfum-volgograd.ru/images/category/1197/PG_171015257_ZM1_enl.jpg

    Timbuktu
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    Re: Need some advice for a classy scent

    Egoiste, definitely... GG is nice, but Egoiste blows it clean out of the water on all sides!
  56. Thread: CREED Aventus

    by LOST!
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    Poll: Re: CREED Aventus

    Wonderful stuff!
  57. Re: Do you ever stop to ask strangers what scent they're wearing?

    Nope!
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    Re: D&G The One Longevity/Projection question

    Never noticed how it projects, as it vanishes within half an hour to an hour!
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    Re: Where to get Frapin 1270 in the UK?

    This...

    I got mine from Les Senteurs, but then a month later and they'd stopped selling Frapin :sad:

    Edit: Well worth getting btw, it's fantastic!!
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    Re: Most "smelled" in your area...

    Not sure what it is, but I smell a cocoa / chocolate / vanilla scent wafting around whenever I walk past teenage / early 20's boys. Whatever it is, it's designer and available everywhere and probably...
  61. Re: How many in your collection do you rate 10 out of 10 and which?

    Of what I own

    Coze
    Musc Ravageur
    Tobacco Vanille
    Italian Cypress
    Neroli Portofino
    Aventus
    Egoiste
    Montale - Taj
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    Re: D&G The One And Guess By Marciano similar

    :grin:
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    Re: D&G The One And Guess By Marciano similar

    no - but I've noticed how similar "D&G The One And Guess By Marciano similar" threads are!
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    Re: Your 2013 Fragrance Starting Lineup?

    Signature: Egoiste
    Work: Terre d'Hermes
    Going Out: Tobacco Vanille
    Close Encounter/Intimate: Coze
    Most Daring: Aoud Musk
    Sophisticated/Black Tie: Jubilation XXV
  65. Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Dark Aoud - Very rich and opulent smelling, perfect for a self indulgent birthday!
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste/Platinum Egoiste

    Find Egoiste masculine, and love it...

    Find Platinum Egoiste to be the scent of furniture polish!! I don't dislike it, but not a patch on Egoiste. I still haven't got a clue why they share their...
  67. Re: If you were to own only one bottle from each niche house listed, what would they be?

    Creed: Aventus
    Bond.9: New Haarlem
    Tom Ford: Tobacco Vanille
    Amouage: Jubilation XXV
    Frederic Malle: Musc Ravageur
    Serge Lutens: Chergui
    By Kilian: Back to Black
    L'Artisan: Timbuktu
    Montale:...
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    Re: Fragrances with well blended Oud notes

    Montale Wild Aoud - A golden, well blended, spicy and woody aoud... great stuff!
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    Poll: Re: Three Classics ~ Vote Now !

    Tough call, but went for Chanel over Eau Sauvage (just)... I've never tried Monsieur de Givenchy.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    18266
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, December 23, 2012

    18178

    Montale Dark Aoud
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 10th of December

    17950
  73. Re: What fragrance MUST I smell to make my small collection better?

    Terre d'Hermes is missing from your list

    and...

    Chanel Antaeus - would fit nicely in your collection, as a very classy powerhouse!
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    Re: What is your Signature Scent?

    I came to basenotes looking for my one, my signature... Two years later, lots of 's lighter, many bottles heavier - and still searching... I hope I never find it...! I'd never know any of the...
  75. Re: Looking for a frags that smells like bourbon/ whiskey , incense, or fire wood

    Neil Morris - Burnt Amber smells like flame!
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    Re: SOTD & SOTN: Sunday 9th of Dec

    Divine L'homme Sage
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    Re: Suggest me an accessible vetiver

    I don't think you can go far wrong with any vetiver fragrance IMO... from the ones I own or have tried. Vetiver is pretty accessible and versatile anyway. I have Encre Noire, Grey Vetiver Givenchy...
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    Re: Frapin 1270 top notes remind me of...

    me too!



    Longevity is good, 6-8 hours... I was a quite bit disappointed when I first tried it and thought it smelled very much like D&G The One (I blind bought 1270). It has a similar opening,...
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    Re: Candied fruits, help me asap!

    Frapin 1270 - to my amateur nose, smells like boozy, candied pineapple
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2012

    Been away for a quite a while... Enjoying what scents I have in my wardrobe and painfully resisting buying anymore.

    To break the 6 or 7 month haitus, I bought Divine L'homme Sage



    I received...
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    Re: Calling all Montale lovers!!

    sweet oriental dream

    it's gourmand paradise!!!
  82. Thread: On Blind Buying

    by LOST!
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    Re: On Blind Buying

    Most of my scents have been blind buys! And I've not been disappointed once. I do a lot of research first, but don't really think twice about spending 150 on a fragrance that I haven't smelled...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2012

    My first two purchases of 2012...

    http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/content/ebiz/fragrancedirect/invt/0039722/0039722_m.jpg

    So glad for this being re-issued. I don't know how it compares to the...
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    Re: My first bad blind buy :(

    I've only had one or two - Really good going, to say I mainly buy blind due to my location. Literally one or two bad ones out of 20 or so GREAT blind buys (including some very expensive ones...)
    ...
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes shipped

    obvious sales ploy... give you all 10% off, to get you looking at their store and spending money PLUS giving this con artist positive feedback in the process

    Suckers!
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    Re: What Montale aoud samples to get...?

    Wild Aoud is well worth checking out - along with all the others I've tried (mentioned above), it is amazing!
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    Re: Fake Dolce&Gabbana The One? Photo

    if the scent lasts longer than an hour when you wear it, then it's a fake!!
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    Parfumerie Generale - Coze has sativa as a note.
    Nasomatto - Black Afgano is supposed to smell of hashish
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    Sticky: Re: Do different colognes attract girls of different ages?

    Sorry, it's not the scent that attracts women, it's the man wearing the scent... Do you fall for every woman just because they smell nice? Sure, it helps to create an impression, but that's as far as...
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    Re: I love terre d'hermes!!!

    +1 - Platinum's like furniture polish!
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    Poll: Re: Best Chanel Fragrance For Men

    Tough call! I went with Pour Monsieur, but a very close contest between PM, Egoiste (not furniture polish Platinum) and Anteaus. All three are amazing IMO.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport

    Just splash out on some Frapin - 1270. Similar (yet far superior) top notes, but develops into a boozy, warm and coziness, that lasts all day instead of an hour tops! The One's really nice, but just...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Dolce and Gabbana The One Sport

    So sporty, it's faster at fading to nothing than The One, and the weak old The One Gentleman! Gone in 60 seconds!
  94. Re: Some of you guys favorite over the top fragrances.

    TF - Tobacco Vanille
    PG - Aomassai
    PG - Coz
    All the Montales I've tried!!
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    Re: Should I get Frapin 1270?

    It's fantastic! It's opening is similar to The One, but is far superior. It is warm, boozy and cozy, and lasts all day. Well worth buying. I bought it blind after reading all the reviews, and it's...
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    Poll: Re: What should be next A*Men pure..... ?

    Pure Overkill
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    Re: Dominant Almond/Marzipan fragrance?

    Montale Sweet Oriental Dream
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    Poll: Re: Tom Ford Dilemma!

    This is a great point! I own Tobacco Vanille and Grey vetiver, I wear the TV a lot more, yet the bottle hardly goes down at all. The GV goes down rapidly, because I have to spray about 6-8 sprays,...
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    Re: Good fragrance with orange notes?

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Chlorine/bleach + florals = ...

    I wouldn't know about the scents you mention, but I can certainly understand where you are coming from. Chlorine has a slightly spermy smell anyway, and added with Iris, I can fully imagine it fully...
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