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  1. Thread: Bergamot

    by Joe C
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    Re: Bergamot

    Guerlain Shalimar.
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    Re: Best Men's Gourmand Fragrance(s)?

    I agree with Tonka Imperiale. For me the best modern Guerlain.
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    Re: Dior homme parfum overrated

    Overrated? who knows, but personally I think it is inferior to Dior Homme Intense.

    Its not 'bad' but I find the composition a bit messy compared to Intense. However I applaud Dior for releasing...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th April 2015

    Good morning everyone, IUNX Splash Forte for me today

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  5. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    "Out of stack space, infinite flanker recursion at Guerlain.Shalimar"
  6. Poll: Re: Your Current Favorite(s): How Many Backup Bottles Do You Have?

    I don't buy backups but I get the scents I wear most frequently in huge bottles. Much more fun to me.
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    Re: How many sprays do you need for a Creed?

    Zero.
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    Re: Dunhill Icon ... what's the word on this?

    Icon?
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    Re: puredistance M pricing - ...what?

    Sounds good. Can I get one with gem stones if I pay even more?
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    Re: What's your signature scent?

    According to the 'many worlds' theory of quantum mechanics even those of you who think you have a signature scent may not have ...

    Anyway in different universes I can be found sporting Habit...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    Do you find this comes off a bit too macho??
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    Re: Best frankincense out there?

    Armani Bois d'Encens is probably my favourite.

    Given the description of the frankincense you enjoyed above also try Aqua Santa from Profumo.it which is a cologne style frankincense with neroli /...
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    Re: Unisex, or... is it, really?

    Is the smell of all marketers, advertisers and focus groups melting masculine or feminine ????????
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    Re: Azzaro pour Homme

    This is a bit more left field but I regard Guerlain L'Instant Pour Homme (the original edt) as a kind of update of the Azarro pushing it a shade more gourmand.
  15. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Hello. I have a full bottle of Almas, wonderful isn't it?
    Girded into action by yourself I will have to add a review.
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    Re: Replacing Scent memory

    This sounds similar to what you do with neural networks (in the software sense). Pruning redundant pathways is very important to keep the net efficient.
    Otherwise over time it would take longer and...
  17. Re: Dump my entire collection for 7 extraordinary colognes

    Winter: Guerlain Habit Rouge, Jicky, Heritage or Chanel Egoiste.
    Summer: Chanel Eau De Cologne, Creed Selection Verte or Monsieur De Givenchy.
    Everyday: Chanel Pour Monsieur, Penhaligons Sartorial,...
  18. Thread: Splash Bottles

    by Joe C
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    Re: Splash Bottles

    I agree with this, I have my favourite Guerlain's in ridiculous size bee bottles so I can just splash on all over and get decent longevity. Not to mention they look great.
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    Re: New to fragrance business

    Excel should work for what you are trying to do. But try to keep a history of each weeks / days sales this will help you to try and match inventory to sales.
    If you go bigger then it might be worth...
  20. Re: Choose one oud oil that you think best represents the world of oud

    For me Ensar Oud Dhul Kifl which has great wood and antique leather which a touch of berries, love this one.
  21. Thread: 'Goth' fragrance

    by Joe C
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    Givenchy Gentlemen! This was worn by goths back in the 80's.
  22. Thread: Buy buy buy??!!

    by Joe C
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    Re: Buy buy buy??!!

    Good post and I agree with many of your sentiments.

    One practical solution lies in the 'classic' fragrances which are often classic for a reason. These often still surprise after years of wearing...
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    Re: Help with Shalimar

    In terms of what is available today I would opt for the Eau de Parfum (Spray) with the Extrait (Parfum) for wrists and neck.
    This should hopefully last a fair while and smell great.

    As noted...
  24. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    The whole thread? I agree.
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    Re: Ambergris: a bit fishy?

    I think maybe there is a confusion between salty and fishy here.

    For instance I have some Ambergris infused in Mysore Sandalwood and it turns the slightly buttery woodiness of the sandalwood a...
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    Yes thank you Kumquat. Getting back on topic if anyone has been to the new perfumery at Harrods have they seen the Guerlain perfume bottle designed for the price of Wales?
    I saw it a few weeks ago,...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    We're the perfume branch son and we're wearing Kouros

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  28. Re: Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 - Oumma: My Interpretation

    I get a lot of rose and oud from this but no leather. However I get a massive dose of saffron which maybe you are reading as leather?
    Its a salty almost fishy effect for a while (but not in a bad...
  29. Thread: I stink

    by Joe C
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    Re: I stink

    I think maybe Leather Oud is the modern Kouros, what do you think?
  30. Re: What scents have you been the most surprised by people's reactions to - either positive or negat

    My wife thinks real oud oil smells like paint!!??
    Have had good complements with Penhaligons Sartorial, Dior Homme Extreme and Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme Extreme even though these are not among...
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    Re: 3 Fragrances you love by the same perfumer?

    Easy to answer this when the great Jacques Guerlain created L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko and Shalimar. Beat that!
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    Forgive me for saying this but can anyone see any Creed bottles?
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    Re: Bees and Perfume!

    In all seriousness I think bees dislike cloves / eugenol and almond / benzaldehyde so anyone know what might fit here? Perhaps Guerlain L'Homme Ideal?
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    Re: Bees and Perfume!

    Guerlain Mon Precieux Nectar preferably from a bee bottle or Serge Lutens Miel de Bois.
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    Re: Does our sense of smell (discernment) improve?

    All of your senses can be improved with training and practice (i.e using them).
    Smelling raw materials can help you make big breakthroughs and also the more you read and the better your vocabulary...
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    Re: Kouros: my first experience

    Do you think any perfume company would be bold enough to release Kouros if a perfumer created it today?

    It's not among my favourites but I do have a bottle and wear it, mostly when I don't want to...
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    Re: Yohji Yamamoto Homme edt

    Now I am confused too, I thought we were talking about Yohji Homme. If I have the wrong end of the stick then never mind please ignore my answer.
    :dankk2:
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    Re: Yohji Yamamoto Homme edt

    Its a pretty good scent, but not worthy of a lot of the hype it has had historically.

    The lavender / coumarin idea is handled better by Serger Luten's Fourreau Noir to my mind. But if you have a...
  39. Thread: Pipe Smoker

    by Joe C
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    Re: Pipe Smoker

    Not that it is anything like pipe tobacco but I have always found Guerlain's Heritage (EdP especially) always works well with a nice cuban cigar and rum or brandy.
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    Re: Modern Eau de Cologne with unusual twist???

    In some ways Guerlain's Jicky was exactly this, the melding of an animalic sandalwood / coumarin base to a traditional citrus, herbs and rosewood top.
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    Re: Sprayer mechanism on New Creed Bottles

    So even the sprayers have batch variations now???
  42. Re: Your thoughts on Guerlain's Songe d'un bois d'ete.

    I like it and my wife enjoys it on me. However I do find I am aware of a large dose of Iso E Super occasionally which stops it being a 'great' fragrance for me.
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    Re: Your Top Subtle Fragrances.

    Amouage Beloved Man fits the bill for me here.
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    Re: Blind buy mistake? Hermes Bel Ami

    No.
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    Re: Choosing your daily scent

    I have quite strong synesthia and most things have an attached colour including scents. So in that way I match a perfumes 'colour' to what I am wearing or even the day of the week. To break away from...
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    Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    Have to mention Azarro pour homme here. A classics 80's aromatic fougere for an absolute bargain price.
  47. Re: Anyone know of a fragrance comprised of this or similar? :

    Perhaps Tom Ford Italian Cypress?
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    Re: Searching for a dry, powdery leather

    Guardian Derby ... of course.
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    Re: What happened to Katie?

    With comments like the above who could blame her for not being around ...
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    Re: Oops let's try this again.....Neroli?

    This will not be the real thing at this price, real neroli is a very expensive essential oil.
  51. Re: Smells like Green Chartreuse? Favorite cocktail scents

    Perhaps Memoir Man by Amouage has a touch of the Green Chartreuse ambience.
    I was smelling some opoponax yesterday and it reminded me of a good XO brandy.
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    Re: Vintage Perfume Ingredient Legalities

    If you go back far enough the answer will be colognes that contain carcinogenic materials such as benzene. in this case we can say things were prohibited for a good reason.
  53. Re: Any problems going through an airport with a bottle of Spicebomb?

    Or the smell of you ...
  54. Thread: Gunpowder

    by Joe C
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    Re: Gunpowder

    Take at look at MOONB's review of Creed Himalya here, it may be of interest.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille - Thoughs

    One of the best private blends but it is very powerful. Try dabbing rather than spraying to better control the dose.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Royal Eucalyptus?
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    Re: Everything you want in a fragrance! At last!

    Is this Eau de Ether again?
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th February 2015

    Some vintage Mitsouko by Guerlain today.

    http://image0-rubylane.s3.amazonaws.com/shops/dollyologyvintagedolls/RL-30867.0L.jpg?70
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    Re: Leather and lavender?

    Having just read Luca Turin's review of Korrigan by Lubin I thought of this thread, hopefully it is of interest.
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    As a compromise how about we ban one acronym? I nominate IFRA.
  61. Re: Recommend me a dusky, sensual fragrance (Goth/ Rocker/ patchouli)

    The best thing I can think of that matches your description is the fantastic Givenchy Gentlemen.
  62. Thread: UK Users

    by Joe C
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    Re: UK Users

    Yes we are the curmudgeonly sarcastic ones sat in the corner with our 'pints', but we smell good.
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    Re: What's your favorite castoreum scent

    Another big Castoreum fan here.
    Especially Caron Yatagan, Roja Dove Fetish Pur Homme Parfum, Shalimar Parfum, the Profumo.it tincture is indeed wearable on its own, oh and Mona Di Orio Cuir is a...
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favourite Caron and why?

    Pour un Homme Impact. More parfum editions for men please.
  65. Re: What is the best/your favourite high end/luxury/niche green fragrance...

    Roja Dove Diaghilev
    Guerlain Mitsouko and Sous le Vent
    Tom Ford Italian Cypress
    Slumberhouse Norne
    Penhaligions English Fern
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When mention of Huddler gives you an involuntary twitch.
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    Re: 2015 Fragrance Predictions

    I predict we will see Shalimar Sport and Shalimar ode a la Oud

    By the way Guerlain if you really do use either of those you owe me, but instead of paying me just please keep up the hard work on...
  68. Thread: Best projection

    by Joe C
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    Re: Best projection

    I applied one spray of Roja Dove Diaghilev in the top floor of my house and my wife smelt it in the back garden downstairs! what does that say about projection?
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 29th January 2015

    After sniffing a few bottles looking for a "wow, I forgot how good that was..."

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    MDCI Chypre Palatin.
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    Re: Oud Wood- A subtle hype-king?

    Its different enough to be a bit exotic compared to most mainstream scents but fairly tame for the likes of Basenoters so it occupies a comfortable space.

    Also completely different when dabbed vs...
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    Re: Aventus really does not fail.

    Early on in my scent journey before I knew better I gassed out a busy train with a heavy dose of Aventus. The look on peoples faces was like they were experiencing a steel band snaking through the...
  72. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    Pros - Excellent composition with a nice minimalistic feel, vetiver present front and centre.
    Cons - The Iso E Super can get tiresome during the dry down

    For the money I would say its excellent....
  73. Re: Your 3 Favourite Notes and 3 Favourite Fragrances Using Those Notes.

    Vanilla - Shalimar Parfum (Guerlain)
    Labdanum - O Hira (Stephane Humbert Lucas 777)
    Leather - Bel Ami (Hermes)
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Rive Gauche smells like very fine expensive shaving foam.
  75. Re: How can you tell if a fragrance is too "mature" for you?

    It's too mature for you if your mum disapproves ...
  76. Re: Lutens Iris Silver Mist - the Holy Grail for the Wealthy Only?

    Rumour has it that they barely break even on Iris Silver Mist as it is so expensive to manufacture, so value for money is likely pretty good.
    I certainly don't regret buying a bell jar. Stunning...
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    Fair enough, so I guess you are angling for numbers in which case the only comparator is the cost of raw materials.

    Since we obviously do not know the cost of raw materials that go into any...
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    Re: Hypothetical time

    I would carry on wearing perfume and say I am just wearing deodorant. "What do you want BO?"
    And then find another job paying more and leave for that.

    Smell Good
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    Re: the waxiest fragrances

    Boucheron pour Homme EdP. A citrus chypre encased in wax. presumabley a massive dose of Aldehydes.
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    Re: Which house has the best quality ingredients?

    You are right in general that there is no standard to asses against.

    In the case of La vIa del Profumo for example (as I own several of his scents) some include genuine mysore sandalwood (chillum...
  81. Re: How to use Civet, and not end up with an old lady scent?

    I was recently reading an interview with Thierry Wasser (Guerlain) where he mentioned that since the dissapearence of nitro musks and the alteration of bergamot that its harder to balance a large...
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    Re: my first Guerlain

    I would recommend Heritage Edp. Lovely woods / vanilla / Tonka dry down.
  83. Thread: Hedione note

    by Joe C
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    Re: Hedione note

    To me Hedione does not smell that strongly on its own its more what it does to other notes especially citrus and florals. Its effect in Eau Sauvage is like the waxy prickly citrus sensation you get...
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    Re: Guerlainade vs. Creed's Base: Polar Opposites?

    Guerlinade - Soft silk cushions
    Chanelade - Smooth leather handbags
    Creedade - Freshly pressed shirts
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    Re: Find the pattern and suggest me a fragrance

    From the notes you enjoy I think you might like Terre d'Hermes.
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    Re: Creed Sublime Vanille

    Its a fairly simple but good vanilla.

    A mix of some vanilla absolute/s and oramachemical vanilla with a nice musk / ambrox base having that slight metallic tang (think metallica and also Caron...
  87. Re: Looking for: strong, dark, masculine SAFFRON fragrance

    I get good treatment of saffron in Stephan Humbert Lucas 777 Oumma and also Lubin Idole EdP.
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    Re: Most beautiful masculine/unisex perfume bottle?

    I'm a big fan of the animal motif Guerlain bottles.

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2816/10387867216_06058e5484_o.jpg
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    Re: Which note ruins a fragrance for you?

    Crispy Vetiver.
    I think this a combination of Vetiver and Methyl Ionone and results in a slightly salty chemical violet tinged vetiver that just reminds me of salt and vinegar crisps. Bleh!
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    Re: Critique some of your favorite fragrances

    Chanel Pour Monsieur: A little less citrus, a little more moss thank you!
    Penhaligons Hammam Bouquet: Make a deluxe version with expensive ingredients and I will buy it (still good though).
    Pure...
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    Re: Whys is Creed Tabarome not well liked?

    To me the whole concept is flawed, an aquatic tobacco fragrance ??!!

    The idea worked with Millesime Imperial as the citrus, fruits, salt and woods are compatible with the aquatic idea, but...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille bad batch?

    A bad batch does not make sense as the fragrance is likely mostly aroma chemicals (this is not a knock, I like the scent a lot).

    I find it projects pretty strongly. Is it cold where you are,...
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    Re: Best, heaviest oriental (No Oud) ?

    Perhaps you guys could have this discussion on another thread. The OP was only asking for recommendations using a commonly used perfume category description.
  94. Thread: Best civet?

    by Joe C
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    Re: Best civet?

    Guerlain Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur for me. Also Shalimar too sometimes.
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    Re: Best, heaviest oriental (No Oud) ?

    Amouage Gold Man or Jubilation XXV you will certainly stand out with either of these.
    Musc Ravageur, Jaipur pour Homme and Habit Rouge EDP would also fit the bill.
  96. Re: Support for Turin's Vibrational Hypothesis on new documentary series.

    Interesting program and as mentioned above a mixture of the lock and key and quantum vibration models sounds most likely.

    One question I have is, do the simplest molecules which we can smell (and...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 3rd January 2015

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    Forgot how good this was, as I haven't worn it for a while.
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    Re: What will be your first purchase of 2015?

    I am going to try and stay with you on this, let us see who lasts the longest.
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    Re: The very worst of 2014

    I have to agree with this. I love Guerlain, but as their first male fragrance for some time this was a terrible Pure Maltalike with no redeeming features. Just terrible.
    You would think that the...
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    Re: Bourbon Drinkers?

    The fragrance of a good bourbon is a lot of wood, vanilla and perhaps some mild fruit tones all from the barrels.
    There is nothing really close but I get a similar feeling from Guerlain Heritage EDP.
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