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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Discussion

    Thanks Hednick.
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Ah. Yes! Tabac Grande is already on a separate test list for me! I will have to try.

    I love Mellifluence and order from him on Etsy from time to time. My most "feminine leaning" scent is from...
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    They are completely different families, BUT depending on the species they can smell very similar in the raw. That's why artemisia was mislabeled by Europeans (at least that's my understanding - the...
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    I keep thinking about this one. Wore it once more and am definitely leaning toward a FB. Or at least a healthy split if I can find one. Thank you for the recommend!



    Thank you! I have tried...
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    Re: Bruno Fazzolari Discussion

    Any idea where to find samples of these new creations? I enjoy most of his work and still wear Ummagumma regularly in the winter.
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Well it wasn't spoken against, I didn't know, and that's why I try. :)

    If you have further recommendations or those I should stay away from, I'd be thrilled to hear about them.
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Just wanted to pop in here and give a quick update.

    I ordered five leather scent samples last week. Three have arrived, two are in route (eBay sellers that "ship" a package and then don't actually...
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Sounds like a bit of a hidden gem!
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Wow. Again, thanks for the recommendations and education thus far.



    I will add this to my list, assuming the oud is at least marginally tame.



    Yup. Boots, saddles, etc. And okay with...
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Thanks everyone.

    Meant to mention that I have sampled Tuscan Leather and did not care for it at all. I wish I could better explain why. It did not smell like new leather boots or high-end...
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Wow! Thank you so much!

    Now to narrow to a few to start with!
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    Re: Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    Thank you.



    ALD's Antiquity. Loved the leather. Too much cat butt for me.

    I also like Histories 1740, but do not find it office appropriate. :)

    I am too ignorant to describe what I...
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    Non-Powdery Leather Recommendations

    I recently was able to sample a perfume with a cuir du russie accord in it, and was enamored of the scent.

    My wife is also a fan of leather, but not of sweet scents on me (or herself, for that...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Again. I respectfully disagree. I was that owner. For seven years. I didn't run my business perfectly, but I accounted for all you mentioned above (within my own constraints) minus the comment about...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I believe the email used the term "afternoon" when reiterating the time.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Okay. I will grant you number one. And I was planning on bowing out of the whole shipping discussion, but now you gotta drag me back in.

    On number two, there is *absolutely no excuse* for not...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    About 90 minutes in on Antiquity.

    Spent about 45 minutes vacillating between leather and lacquer and patchouli. This is a real love/hate situation during this time. I'm smelling leather in a way...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    FINALLY got my samples in.

    Sprayed a little PdO for my wife, who I know to like the soapy scents. She did like it. On paper for now, but she'll sample it tomorrow and report back (I'll try and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Me. Too.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Petrichor?

    At first I thought you were going to say it smelled like freshly layed asphalt. Which might have been a really nice thing for me. :)

    Edit: Nm. Sounds more like postrichor. ;)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    What does ear wax smell like to you? And I'm not being facetious
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You gotta stop Jack. I still want a bottle!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Omg. Y'all just made me crack up at work.

    I wore a little RM Attar while winding down for bed last night. My wife mentioned that the reason the dog was sleeping closer to me (and perhaps she was...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    If it makes you feel any better, I did NOT qualify for free shipping and mine aren't here yet either. :)
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ty. And nice SOTD. I'm a big Fazzolari fan.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wonder if that's AM or PM? I guess I'll try and make it happen since I still haven't received my samples.

    Edit: Nevermind. Just read the last reference to "afternoon" in the post. Ty to PM anyway!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No doubt this is, in part, in reference to my posts. And it's ok. My perspective is absolutely correct (in ALD's poor CX), but is likely misplaced in this thread. My apologies. I will bow out.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Then he should treat his clients as if they are buying a Rolex, IMO. And if that means higher prices that price some of us out, that's fine. But it should also mean a commensurate client experience....
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well I am not on IG very often (or any social media, for that matter), and email connected to an order is typically how you would communicate interpersonally with individuals in a professional...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes. Communication, or lack thereof, is a HUGE problem. Deciding to go to Dubai whilst releasing these is a questionable move, IMO. But I get paid to advise corporations on how to not do these exact...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I don't want to be "that guy", but I am officially irritated at this point. All FBs on hold and I have neither a product nor a whiff of communication from ALD on the samples. If I wasn't aware of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This one has me intrigued now that I've read her description. I am a fougere lover. And I adore pinine scents. Picturing this as a slightly warmer version of Floris' 1962, which is in regular...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You are, of course, correct. I think this run was frustrating because I got very excited about being in on the beginning of it. Due to the fact that I thought I'd be able to sample and then buy, I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Absolutely! And I may get lucky again. It sometimes takes me a little while to save the funds for these bottles, but if it times out right, perhaps I can snag W&P or Antiquity on the used market. And...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is definitely a rich man's game. And as much as I fully enjoy my split of Baikal Gris and my lucky grab of Russian Musk attar, it pains me to say that I am probably officially unable to consider...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    In the same boat. Hoping that IF I like W&P there will still be some remaining.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    My guess is that LS means individual samples and not the sample sets. But I don't know for sure, obviously.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thanks, TC.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Can you share why LS instead of ALD? Pure curiosity.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Rookie here jumping in to say frangipani is a really wonderful one for me as a standalone scent. The red varieties in Mexico are so striking in appearance and scent. Mellifluence attars makes one of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thank you very much! I will look into this.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ok everyone. So here's a follow up to my question about Russian Musk...

    Does anyone know of any attars (or anything) that might approximate the vibe?

    TIA
  43. Re: Areej le Doré, Areej le Doré, Areej le Doré!!!!

    annarmali, do you still have any Russian Musk available?
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    Re: Long lasting

    For me, almost anything Bruno Fazzolari and/or FZOTIC produce are long, long burners on me.

    Some of the Tom Ford line also tend to last a long time for me, but are correspondingly dense.


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    Re: New Releases - Spring 2019

    I just found this. For whatever reason BN search was behaving strangely. I saw you had listed it, but couldn't get to it!

    In any case, I just stumbled across this in buying a bottle of Herb Man,...
  46. Re: Fragrance Battle: Dunhill Icon VS Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    I am a-okay with the latter. I too assumed based on reviews that the grape soda was only in the top notes, which I kinda like. But smelling like it all day at work will make me pass it on.

    I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Thank you for your reply. I will have to keep an eye out for decants or bottles online, it sounds like. Or find an alternative.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    So I'm an absolute neophyte when it comes to scents, but I have an old Luckyscent sample of Russian Musk laying round and decided to apply a small amount tonight after a post-workout shower.
    ...
  49. Re: Fragrance Battle: Dunhill Icon VS Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    I have not. But I'm ok with the BB on this one. Should be able to recoup some funds if I don't like. Risk/Reward ratio works for me. But your comparison to Chez Bond is interesting. I haven't met a...
  50. Re: Fragrance Battle: Dunhill Icon VS Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Well...hehe. It remains on my radar (the GV). We aren't quite as humid as you, but the concept of brutal heat is similar.
  51. Re: Fragrance Battle: Dunhill Icon VS Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Dunhill gets the nod. But going to put the TF on my test list. Thank you all. ��
  52. Re: Fragrance Battle: Dunhill Icon VS Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    Thanks for the responses so far!

    I'm game for other suggestions as well, but there are already plenty of "favorite summer scents" threads.

    I'm at the point where I'm adding Plum Japonais (not...
  53. Fragrance Battle: Dunhill Icon VS Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    I am looking for a summer scent that is casual, work friendly, but still might get the attention of my wife. :)

    I am a fan of heavier scents, mostly.

    My go tos for summer right now are Fougere...
  54. [CONUS] Re: Bruno Fazzolari - Unsettled, Sample lot: Creed, Bond, Fazzolari, Tom Ford, Amouage, other niche

    26 January: Have added a few more samples and will throw in some more (PM me for a list) and dropped price.
  55. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    FYI, I see they added this to the library...

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26157622.html&rating
  56. [CONUS] Re: Updated: Sample lot including Creed, Bond, Fazzolari, Tom Ford, Amouage, other niche

    Added FB of Fazzolari's Unsettled.
  57. [CONUS] Re: Updated: Sample lot including Creed, Bond, Fazzolari, Tom Ford, Amouage, other niche

    Another sample lot posted today...
  58. Re: [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    Thank you all for your recommendations. Have a bottle of Vetiver Geranium on the way, plus tests XS Pour Homme and Gentleman Secret forthcoming.

    Interestingly, as I was cleaning out another round...
  59. Re: [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    Lol. I am certain that I mixed up Live Jazz with Martin Margiela's Jazz Club, which I saw mentioned in an entirely different thread. So I would definitely be in for a confusing "quick trip" to sample...
  60. Re: [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    As a quick update...

    Live Jazz is now on my radar. I believe I can sample it locally and will do so as soon as I can.

    Gave Himalaya another wear yesterday. I really like the top notes....
  61. Re: [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    Hmm. Interesting. In reading the reviews, the multiple mentions of "powdery" are scaring me away. That is one smell I have yet to come to appreciate.
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    Oh wow, TS. Did not realize I could do that here. I did it on Fragrantica. I really appreciate that!

    And I keep coming across GPM. So yes, I think I will add it to my testlist here. And again,...
  63. Re: [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    Remember, I *like* PE...for very personal reasons. :D

    But hopefully I will also enjoy the EG.
  64. Re: [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    Wanted to drop in and say that I am overwhelmed by the awesome suggestions. Been busy at work, but have managed to get my hands on or have the following on the way...

    - Masculin Pluriel
    -...
  65. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    I still have a sample I'm happy to mail to someone this weekend or Monday, if you'd like a try.

    Speak now or Bruno's sample stays with me FOREVAH!
  66. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    Thanks, SYL. I think I am finally going to order a decant of El Cosmico from wherever I can find it (Luckyscent if need be, but they are slow these days and shipping is painful for just a sample or...
  67. Re: [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    I have no idea what I did in my past life to be so fortunate, but yes, I am a lucky man. :)





    It is sounding like y'all are thinking the geranium is the thing that I'm picking up and not...
  68. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    Lol @ "tell it like they smell it". So true. My son is a sweet kid, too. I seriously don't know where he got that from.

    Honestly, I haven't even ventured into the other La Curie offerings, though...
  69. [Recommendations] Same "vibe" as Platinum Egoiste?

    Hey y'all. One of my favorite wardrobe go to scents is my Platinum Egoiste. My wife bought it for me as a gift a little while back and it's as much "our" scent as mine. Which is what begs the...
  70. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    Received my bottle yesterday. Not satisfied with only my payment, Bruno wants me to help him market his stuff, too. So for some reason, I am going to oblige. If anyone had read through this thread...
  71. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    I'll try and update my latest tries here this evening. The short of it is that along with Incendo, I also enjoyed the aftershave version of Phoenix Artisan Accoutrements Solstice. What I don't know...
  72. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017-2018 thread

    Anyone interested in splitting a bottle of La Curie's Incendo with me?

    https://www.la-curie.com/product/incendo

    I would love to own the scent, and it isn't prohibitively expensive, but I won't...
  73. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    I think I agree LJ. In my case, I was looking for a more "daily wear" type of a scent that could cross seasons. I settled on this and Terre. Both pretty straightforward.

    They were also...
  74. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    My bottle shipped today.
  75. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    Nice! Sounds like you like it. And yeah. I find all Fazzolaris to be pretty off the charts on strength and longevity. And his per ounce pricing they well should be.
  76. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    That IS very cool. Will definitely ponder.

    Okay, so I've had a chance to wear Sky Father from Dame and Incendo from La Curie

    Sky Father - Okay, so I really liked this scent. Definitely checks...
  77. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    Wearing it yet again today. And that's the end of my sample. :shocked:

    Time to fork over some coin. I can't pay Bruno that much for the blanket, though. Even if it is pretty cool.
  78. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    You are correct, of course. Inevitably, deaths will rarely occur, and when they do it will be due to mass transit type situations where there is a large error or a hack/outside force that imposes...
  79. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    So interestly enough, I think what you propose is exactly how it will eventually be. "Legacy" cars will eventually be regulated and forced off the road or required to drive on roads with conditions...
  80. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    Dang it. I hate when scarcity drives my purchase decisions. Does not always end well. :D

    Thank you for the info.
  81. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    LJ, do you know if Juniper Ridge has discontinued all their colognes/liquid perfumes? I can't find this anywhere but Lucky Scent. And I'm fine with that, but would prefer to purchase direct. Looks...
  82. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    Thank you, RP. I have a sample of Earthtones #4 on order after looking through the notes on all these. I think it is the closest to what I'm looking for.

    Thank you, too LiveJazz. I considered...
  83. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    Hehe. Posts like these beg for a points system.
  84. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    Sorry! I haven't helped!

    If AI can create something as nice as this Terre that I'm wearing today, then I'm all ears...noses? Lol.
  85. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    We have proven that we *can* do a good job of self-correction in long play situations, but when that course is accelerated, it can become problematic. My concern is that by the time we realize there...
  86. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    The point of AI is the same as a hammer. You might...

    1. Aid a person in building something
    2. Aid a person in tearing something down
    3. Murder a man

    The difference, eventually, will be when...
  87. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    I think we are all basically saying the same thing.

    But my question is...are sales the sole determinant for what is created to be saleable? At what point is the perfume data "breathing it's own...
  88. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser (Welcome to Machine)

    Exactly. The project I am working on right now is doing something similar with...well let's just say that this thread touches on some of the players involved (not in perfume). And Andy is dead on....
  89. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    I had a love/hate reaction to Palo Santo Plateau. When I caught little "glimpses" of it, I really enjoyed it. It definitely has a very deep dry mountain woods feel to it. But in large whiffs and...
  90. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    I am wearing this again today. Kept thinking about it.

    Enjoying more each time I smell it. My wallet is giving me mal ojo. I think I'm going to have to get a bottle.
  91. Re: Watson may replace Nagel and Wasser

    A little more detail about it here today:

    https://www.engadget.com/2018/10/25/ibm-ai-perfume/

    This kind of stuff is both fascinating and disheartening for me. As my handle reflects.
  92. Re: Aoud Rose Fragrances - Which Are The Best ?

    I haven't tested a ton of them, but of those I have, Diptyque's Oud Palao really tickled my fancy. I did buy that one.
  93. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    Agreed. Great description, SM. I remember driving into Flagstaff at dark one time. Late Fall. Could see the treeline silhouettes, a touch of snow on the ground, a charming pub, and a weird hotel...
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    Re: Masculine Chocolatey Scent

    +3

    My favorite scent ATM.
  95. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    It is mindblowing to me that there are this many scents that evoke that part of the U.S.

    Having trouble keeping up.

    Either way, I will update everyone as I start to get in samples and try them....
  96. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    edit: Grain of salt caveat here...I haven't been in this hobby for long.

    I'd say it's squarely unisex. The "tingly" vetiver part pushes through from time to time and feels "masculine" to me. But...
  97. Re: Bruno Fazzolari update: Vetiverissimo + website and/or brand (?) revamp

    Wearing this today. Still trying to feel it out.

    Definitely feel like there's some Fazzolari base in it. A semi-sweet green. I can't tell yet whether I like it, but it is definitely quality.
  98. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    And this is why this place is awesome. That is super obscure. And almost too cheap to pass up. Now up to a staggering $11.89. :D



    Thank you! I came up with it awhile back to deal with my...
  99. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    Ha! Thank you. I just *thought* I had searched properly! :)

    More to ponder now. Really appreciate it.

    edit: That Pińon Aftershave is calling to me. Lol.
  100. Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    Wow. This really does sound like it. Some of the negative reviews definitely making me question whether I want to try it, but it does sound close, if not as light as I'm looking for. Nice...
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