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  1. Re: Putting frangrances lying down or at an angle ?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/479644-Can-cologne-be-stored-on-its-side
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Van Clef & Arpels Pour Homme. A sillage king!

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  3. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Stunningly good.
  4. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    USPS notifications have been stringing me along for so long, I forget.
  5. Re: Advice on 'Daily' & Warm Weather Fragrance: suggestions welcome! (Melon, Fig, Coconut, Citrus, S

    Well it's your opinion and I won't attempt to talk you into or out of anything, but I don't get a similarity at all.
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    Poll: Re: If I wanted that GIT vibe....

    Hey all, I too am in the "just buy GIT" camp, but Sloth has made it clear he is just not going to buy GIT. Period.

    Sloth, we are mostly pre-disposed to buy GIT if we like GIT. In this case, your...
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    Re: Can cologne be stored on its side?

    Hadn't thought of that, but good point. Many of the CDG bottles cannot stand up and MUST be stored on side, so it can't be much of an issue or they would never have created bottles like that.
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    Re: Rive Gauche vs. Sartorial

    Yes, the beeswax and metallic notes took the tailor shop thing a bit too literally for me.
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    Re: Rive Gauche vs. Sartorial

    SARTORIAL is very nice but RIVE GAUCHE POUR HOMME is the king of barbershop to me. None of the recent contenders- niche or designer- come close to eclipsing this for me.

    So kicking myself for...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    DIOR EAU SAVAGE- trip to Dr office and this isn't overpowering and loud in the small room
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A*MEN just because I wanted to really revel in an irreverent scent today.
  12. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    Good to hear this. Just got it and seems a bit weak (though I know it's there from outside feedback).
  13. Re: Do you notice your fragrances get stronger as they age?

    Frequently I notice scents get stronger after you've used them and had them awhile. A lot of my CREEDS especially.

    I don't think it's given for every single frag, but there is enough anecdotal...
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    Re: Frederic Malle French Lover performance?

    This has been a recurring theme lately. I go through this a lot myself. Most of these scents evaporate to our nose but will be recognized by others.
    I'm going to say it won't get more potent to you....
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    Re: The Official Tom Ford Fragrance Thread

    I got rid of Private Blend stuff. I just never wore them.

    I do like OMBRE LEATHER and BEAU DE JOUR. Very solid scents at not crazy prices.
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    Re: Favorite Tobacco Colognes 2019

    I've never tried Side Effect but I have both NAXOS and HEROD.

    NAXOS to me does not particularly overlap with HEROD. (Wearing NAXOS tonight.)

    HEROD is a bit stronger and sweeter. NAXOS is...
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    Re: Jaipur Homme - EDT or EDP

    If hednic says EdP, I'd go with EdP.

    Not sure I've tried OPIUM, but JAIPUR is pretty distinctive and powdery.
  18. Re: Fragrances that are raunchy, skanky, or animalic?

    Yes, I like your word "dangerous" better than "raunchy." It's just got a little bit of a dirty floral note, but it's not rank.
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    Re: Can cologne be stored on its side?

    No, his first post said 31-year-old male.
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    Re: Can cologne be stored on its side?

    Yes, he has stated previously he ONLY buys VERSACE.
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    Re: Non loud, gentle fragrances

    EGOISTE?! That's pretty potent stuff on me.
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    Re: Non loud, gentle fragrances

    Def DIOR EAU SAUVAGE! Perfect example of what you seek.
  23. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I like it. Not as dreary and "rainy day-ish" as many reviews indicate. But not uplifting either. I like the violet notes.

    Not a going out scent, more wear this around the house scent for me.
  24. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    NR FOR HIM EdT



    Hmmmm. I mostly like your taste, but you like some of the extremes too. This will be interesting.
  25. Re: Fragrances that are raunchy, skanky, or animalic?

    I love BANDIT. I guess it's a little "raunchy" but I certainly find it sensual.
  26. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    NARCISCO RODRIGUEZ FOR HIM

    Wet concrete? This will either be best or worst blind buy of the year. Will know in afternoon.
  27. Re: Latest Calvin Klein - Eternity Cologne For Men!

    Same here. I burned out on ETERNITY and OBSESSION back in the 80s/90s. They are well regarded scents by many, but the scent of either makes me flinch and twitch.
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    They have come on really strong and seem to be doing quite well. I think they are now in store at Walgreens as well.
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    I'm a big fan of Native, a relative newcomer with a wide variety of scents. A "natural" product- though I'm not really that paranoid about that sort of thing. Also liked Molton Brown Black...
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    Poll: Re: If I wanted that GIT vibe....

    We're all aware that when the "I need an acquisition" monster taps on the shoulder, it's hard to hold off.

    Some of us have more resources than others.

    I advise if you love GIT, just delay until...
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    Re: Latest Robert Piguet - Bandit Supreme!

    I love BANDIT. Hope someone weighs in.
  32. Re: Dumb Question (Maybe) : Can cash be tinctured?

    The show SHARK TANK had an episode with a guy who claimed to have invented a scent that smelled like cash.
    The sharks seemed to find it pleasant enough didn't seem to think it conjured cold hard...
  33. Re: Why is Prada L'homme Intense so weak?? Fake???

    That's very common issue. Happens to me all the time.

    Very often you will go blind to a scent when others can still smell it.
  34. Re: The tribulations of hating vanilla fragrances. What notes bother you?

    If it's prominent, immortelle kills a scent for me.

    Saffron I tend to like but if it's too prominent, it's all I smell.
  35. Re: Has Your Fragrance Wardrobe Grown Beyond Your Original Intention?

    Well, yes. I never had any plan or intention for my collection.

    When I joined Basenotes, I had maybe four frags.

    Everyone's journey is different I'm sure, but I never knew that so many people...
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    Re: Caron pour Homme

    To me POUR UN HOMME is a personal enjoyment scent. I certainly don't wear it to woo anyone or with any expectations. It's just pleasant and relaxing to me.

    CARON 3RD MAN is a great blend to me...a...
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    Re: Caron pour Homme

    I love it. I can totally channel the "play dough" vibe if I think about it and focus on it.

    I just don't think about it and enjoy the scent.

    It's like OUD WOOD with the "Comet" note. If you...
  38. Re: Advice on 'Daily' & Warm Weather Fragrance: suggestions welcome! (Melon, Fig, Coconut, Citrus, S

    Sorry no way I read all that...

    CREED MIILESIME IMPERIALE
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    Re: What Other Fragrance Products Do You Use?

    I have long been hooked on better than average soaps. Art of Shaving makes lavender and sandalwood soaps that are awesome and can work well with lavender or sandalwood based frags.

    I am often...
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    Re: What Other Fragrance Products Do You Use?

    YES! Sadly, I was never able to get my hands on this one. For awhile it was only available in Europe and Asia.
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    I see.

    We're all aware there have been many changes with IFRA and most are none to pleased with it.

    Nevertheless, we still find and enjoy many scents and share about them here.
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    Excuse me, which bag have I thrown myself in?
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    Re: Why are most perfumes weak/moderate lasting?

    Welcome to Basenotes.

    Are you going to post anything else? Or did you just join to admonish us brainwashed fools enjoying our hobby?
  44. Re: Looking for masculine yet modern recommendations

    Ormande Jayne Man
    Amouage Epic Man
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    Re: Most worn in July 2020

    A dark month for me...

    JOVOY PRIVATE LABEL - 5 wears
    MALLE MONSIEUR - 2 wears
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    Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    Never had a fake.

    Have probably missed on some savings, but have avoided most of the deep discounts on places like eBay.
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    Re: Similar to Gendarme

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis is different but kind of same basic idea. Primarily clean, just stepped out of shower kind of soapy kind of scent.
    Doubt it could offend anyone.

    Too bad...
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    Re: Dior sauvage common or nah ?

    I don't know if the word "common" applies but lots and lots of people are wearing it yes.

    If you like it, great. But just know a lot of other men are wearing it- you're not as "special" or cool as...
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    Re: What should I buy next

    Ok - sample first. You've got pretty specific tastes.
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    Re: Lagerfeld...vintage, original or cologne?

    dandadda19, welcome to Basenotes.

    This post was six years ago and the original poster has not posted since 2014. Not likely he's going to post a pic.
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    Re: What should I buy next

    I'd go 1725 or as Jack Hunter suggested check INVASION BARBARE.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2020

    Picked up some small decants:

    MMM AT THE BARBERS
    CREED VIKING
    CGD BLACK

    Love barbershop so we'll see with AT THE BARBERS.

    Never really gave VIKING much of a try. I do poorly with 1ml vials.
  53. Re: What would you wear to a hypothetical BNers convention!?

    CREED BOIS DU PORTUGAL of course.
  54. Re: Shopping for perfumes VS wearing your perfumes

    Shopping/sampling- 8
    Wearing - 10

    I kind of like the hunt, but frustrated with the US Mail waiting game on samples since Covid hit.
    Mixed feelings about stores being closed. In hindsight, I have...
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    Re: New Chanel men‘s fragrance 2020?

    LOL - I think that is all too accurate.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Saw the flacon. Love it.
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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    I appreciate we all like different types of scents, but there is no comment - good or bad - abut this one that makes me yearn to try it.
    An easy farewell to thee for me.
  58. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I blind bought this based on some of the RIVE GAUCHE comparisons (Signature version).

    It's no RIVE GAUCHE but on third wearing it began to grow on me a bit. There are some moments in the mid range...
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    Re: New Chanel men‘s fragrance 2020?

    I'll be interested in seeing that.

    Anyone want to speculate what direction a new release might take?
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    Re: Cartier Pasha -- too dated?

    I got your grandfather right here....
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    Re: Cartier Pasha -- too dated?

    I agree with a lot of this.

    To me fougeres are kind of classic and tend to get a bit of a pass as dated if they are well done.

    But as Sheik said, if your focus is totally on modern scents and...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Wearing TOM FORD BEAU DE JOUR. This is third wearing and today it sort of clicked with me. Frustrating, but it sometimes takes me two or three wearings to embrace a scent.


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    Re: Before it's gone: Oud Minerale

    YIKES! That gives one pause on a blind buy.
  64. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Wow. I thought I hit it hard tonight with 8...
  65. Re: Opinions on Creed Millesime 1849... for a 17 Year Old

    LOL- It's great that YOU resurrected the thread.

    Thanks for buttoning this up Nelsen.

    You original request was five years ago and now we know how it came out.

    Awesome!
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    Re: Acier Aluminum redux

    Currently Creed Boutique shows ACIER ALUMINUM flacon with "SOLD OUT" stamped on it

    No bottles available
  67. Re: Vintage-freak Thinking Of Venturing Into Creeds. Wait, What?!

    N. CAL, why send people on expensive and frustrating wild goose chases?
    Pre 2009 BOIS DU PORTGUAL?!? 10 year old MILLESIME IMPERIALE?!? How easy are these to find? How pricey will they be?

    Yes,...
  68. Re: Creed's ranking of their best selling fragrances.

    I'd peg AVENTUS at #1 and GIT at #2.

    I'd say MILLESIME IMPERIAL, ROYAL OUD, ORIGINAL VETIVER, SILVER MOUNTAIN WATER all lurking in or around the top 10.

    Beyond that, wouldn't begin to guess.
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    Re: Most disliked prominent note combos

    Immortelle is poison pill for me.
  70. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    It didn't quite seem as ostentatious back in the 90s...just distinctive. Set it apart from other CREEDS.

    This thread reminds me of a Basenoter guy back around 10 years who was CRAZY about...
  71. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    I too was shocked at how well VIW hung around on me. Didn't expect that kind of longevity at all.
  72. Re: Creed Millesime Imperial recent batches impressions

    I just got an email from CREED Boutique about MI.

    Interestingly, they seem to have brought back the gold tone bottle, which I always thought was very special for that scent.

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    Re: Cedrat Boise LOL

    Naw, the op was way overdue and good things will come of this.

    Got it on CB. Don't get me started on AVENTUS. While I think it's a fine scent, since it's release I have been thoroughly anosmic to...
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    Re: The ones that got away

    I'm sort of curious about whether CREED would ever re-issue a special edition of VETIVER '48. Some of us including myself quite like it.

    It doesn't seem like the notes in this one would consist of...
  75. Re: If you could have 3 and only 3 fragrances from now until the end - which 3, and why? (no 'buts'.

    Arghhh

    Just three!

    CREED BOIS DU PORTUGAL
    MDCI INVASION BARBARE
    CHANEL EGOISTE
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    Re: Cedrat Boise LOL

    Thank you for concern but I had hip surgery one week ago and had to do a Covid test prior to surgery.

    The "dead nose" issue I discuss has been on going a couple of months. Certain scents...not...
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    Re: The ones that got away

    A few years back I had perceived they were about to vault CREED VETIVER '48 but that there was probably still time to score a flacon.
    I dilly dallied and the window closed. It was one of those...
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    Re: Cedrat Boise LOL

    My nose has been weird for a month or so.

    I am getting little wafts of this hours after applying.

    Just not as bold as many have said. But it's clearly there hammering.

    Covid seclusion is...
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    Re: MDCI Invasion Barbare Thoughts?

    Where are you and freewheelingvagabond hanging out to have maceration discussions with the owner of MDCI?
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    Cedrat Boise LOL

    CEDRAT BOISE arrived today.

    Sample wearing and figuring I'm not getting much out of it.

    A friend stopped by with a package for me. From Covid safe 6 feet with mask, he said "are you wearing...
  81. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    ROGUE MOUSSE ILLUMINEE & MANCERA CEDRAT BOISE inbound...
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    Re: Seller's remorse?

    I haven't rebought it but do regret getting rid of VC&A POUR HOMME in a recent frag sale. I see that it is now ridiculously priced.
    Not regretting it for the "investment" reasons...I kind of liked...
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    Re: Natural alternative for Creed Sandalwood

    Sorry...there are not that many "all natural" scents out there. Finding one close to something like CREED SPICE & WOOD will be tricky at best.

    Good luck with that.
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

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    Creed Vetiver 1948
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    Re: Looking for MANLY fragrance but ...

    If you can't stand lavender then cross any of the CARON POUR UN HOMME variations off your list.
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    Re: What's your favorite type or note combo?

    Lavender
    Cinnamon
    Rose
    Cardamom
    Sandalwood
    Patchouli
    Tobacco
    Incense

    Gee, I like a lot of notes....
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    Re: Does size matter? ... 50ml or 100ml?

    The price per ml is almost always better on 100ml for sure. I can def see where that would a deciding factor for many.

    I have a lot of scents so most don't get worn that often. So I usually go for...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    HA. Snuck ORMANDE JAYNE MAN decant into hospital and applied after surgery.

    Nurse loved it (or said she did)... FYI - Frags really jump out in a hospital room.

    Surgery went well. Some pain...
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    Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    double post
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    Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    AMOUAGE EPIC MAN
    CREED BOIS DU PORTUGAL
    CHANEL ANTAEUS
    NICOLAI New York INTENSE
    PUREDISTANCE M
    JOVOY PRIVATE LABEL
  91. Re: Can Incense and Leather fragrances be versatile?

    Back when Scent Bar was still open, I asked to smell Rhinoceros. The SA sort of rolled their eyes, grabbed the tester and a test strip and went outside to spray it on test strip so it wouldn't linger...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    NOTHING! Having surgery tomorrow so no frags!

    My SOTD is anti bacterial scrub soap.
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    Re: Succession planning

    Bummer is that I am old enough to realize my mortality.

    Have not really thought about this but will talk to my brother about this soon.

    Right now, if I go, my bother and sister come in here and...
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    Re: Must have Creeds?

    There have been maybe one or two instances wherein a vaulted scent got offered in a special limited re-issue.

    FEUILLES VERTES is the only re-issue I remember. Someone else may remember others.
    ...
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    Re: 1740 or Knize Ten or Monsieur.

    When you say "wearable" I take it to mean in a variety of situations.

    Have worn all three and all are a bit challenging to me.

    KNIZE TEN probably best overall but can smell a bit dated and is...
  96. Re: Can Incense and Leather fragrances be versatile?

    To me the issue with 1740 isn't leather- it's immortelle. On me to my nose, the immortelle dwarfs everything else and pounds hard. I'm sure many love immortelle but I find it off putting and odd.
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    Sure, changes won't show too soon. As Basenoters we'll all have kind an advanced warning system with all the eyes and ears of members.

    I can't envision them changing their high end price point,...
  98. Re: Can Incense and Leather fragrances be versatile?

    I only know about half of those, and I would find them a bit challenging in an office.

    Most of them are a bit loud and call a little too much attention to the wearer in an office situation.
    If...
  99. Re: Caron Pour Un Homme vs Masculin Pluriel - your thoughts?

    Thanks!

    Now that you've set us all straight on POUR UN HOMME, I guess we'll all just throw ours away.
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    Re: Must have Creeds?

    These were all fine scents but all are discontinued and pretty much impossible to find, so "must own" is not very possible.
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