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    Best Place to Apply Perfume

    Dear All,

    Roja Dove in one of the interview had clearly mentioned not to spray perfumes anywhere on the neck , because the neck region tends to produce oil pretty fast and would degrade the...
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    Re: A Man's Chest: The Best Place to Apply a Perfume

    Roja Dove in one of the interview had clearly mentioned not to spray perfumes anywhere on the neck , because the neck region tends to produce oil pretty fast and would degrade the fragrance. Again he...
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    Re: Gillette Cool Wave: Anyone else a fan?

    I was a big fan of this way back in 2000. I had this deo gel and it was just amazing smelling that. It is no longer the same. It has been spoilt to the core.
  4. Re: My wife loves Bleu de Chanel, Green Irish Tweed etc.

    if your wife likes BDC, then you can as well get Dior Sauvage. Its a super compliment getter.
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    Re: Blind buy BVLGARI Man In Black?

    Its a classy fragrance.
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    Re: What's ur favorite perfume ad?

    Dior Jadore -Charlize theron

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm-vBq-1T1k
  7. Re: perfumes u will never purchase or regret purchasing

    Green Irish Tweed. I bought this in 2007 and the past 9 years for some reason i could never fall in love with this fragrance.
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    Re: Regarding polo sport

    Thanks hednic, This information would give me a bit of comfort :)
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    Regarding polo sport

    Dear All,

    I recently purchased a polo sport fragrance. Based on the batch code 18N201S, I found that the year of manufacture was FEB/2016. But when I visited the Ralph Lauren website I don't see...
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    Wow would be interested in knowing the one that was sold at an exuberant price on ebay.
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    I just hope someone would not enter the forum saying that something like Adidas cologne deserves due respect and is far better than some niche :)
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    Well better than most of the niche fragrance, that is your opinion and you have all the rights. But one should not forget the fact that this hype was created because it was discontinued and not...
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    oops
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    Re: What happened with Gucci PH?

    Paying $350 for Gucci pour homme is ridiculous. One should pay for the quality not because it is discontinued. With $350 you can get a spectacular niche brand which is 10 times better than gucci pour...
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    Re: Fahrenheit Parfum

    Rightly said, Its nothing more than a vanilla bomb to my nose. Nothing special for the price that you pay. It is nauseating to me to say the least.
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    Re: This is Him by Zadig & Voltaire

    This is good for first one hour before it becomes more of a vanilla bomb. It doesn't last long on my skin. This fragrance is best when sprayed on a strip of paper as the smoky incense lasts all day...
  17. Re: Who are YOUR favorite fragrance reviewers on youtube?

    None can make videos like Jeremy. None of the other reviewers can match the contact that he has in the fragrance world. He makes the presentation extremely interesting. He is good at posting the...
  18. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - How much do YOU use and where?

    If you go too deep into the science of the perfume , you will never enjoy it. Don't focus on the words EDP or EDT. Focus on how it really smells on your skin.Not all EDP's are potent. The potent...
  19. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - How much do YOU use and where?

    I have never re applied the fragrances at intervals. But 8 sprays of mine projects for 3 to 4 hours before it becomes a skin scent and i can smell it through the evening.Trust me go with liberal...
  20. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - How much do YOU use and where?

    Mine has always been oily and still i use moisturizer everyday. I have seen the scenario of my friend who has a very dry skin. The moment he sprays the perfume it just sinks deep into his skin and i...
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    Re: What batch Green Irish Tweed did I smell?

    Batch of a perfume, i don't know to what extent that would impact you. Because you get to know about the batch only after receiving the bottle. Now imagine that you are going to get an older batch...
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    Re: Breaking the "rules"

    All these rules when to wear and where to wear are man made rules :). There is no such hard and fast rule you should follow the rule. Just make sure that you don't hurt the nostrils around you :).
  23. Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - How much do YOU use and where?

    I think you have to judge the number of sprays that you require. For example, to me the 3 sprays formula has never worked. The way i go is
    2 sprays on each of the shoulder.
    1 to the chest
    1 on...
  24. Re: Could you wear Tuscan Leather EVERY DAY for the entire Winter season?

    you can wear it provided you are not happy in your life :)
  25. Re: A shocking fact : Creed is completely unknown in France's perfume shops

    Last couple of sentences you nailed it. So this clearly means the cost in USA doesn't justify the quality of the product. There is one more thing to note , if creed is famous among the basenoters ,...
  26. Re: Hobby is getting out of control. Do I need one more for fall/winter?

    This fragrance hobby is an addiction and pretty difficult to stop. Having around 75 bottles, There is one thing i have realized,Never buy big bottles of fragrances, they never get over. The best...
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    Re: My Thoughts on Dior Savauge

    The fact of the matter is basenoters have set a standard because of the kind passion everyone has towards the fragrance. So it is quite natural that with every release of a new fragrance, a thorough...
  28. Re: Your Top 5 Wet Shaving Creams or Soaps. Gentlemen...

    1) Saponificio Verasino
    2) Martin De Candre
    3) MWF (Mitchell Wool Fat)
    4) I Coloniali
    5) Penhaligons Blenheim boquet
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    Re: Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Gel.

    As i can see you are not comfortable with the DE razor , i think you should stick to what you are comfortable with. Castle forbes would be more or less like trumpers. It would be just the personal...
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    Re: Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Gel.

    Then i think you should atleast try out something like Castle Forbes and Decleor . They should get your job done. As far as Kent is concerned like usual remove the excess water from the brush and...
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    Re: Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Gel.

    From the brushless shaving creams i felt good about Zirh shaving cream or gel and Decleor shaving gel or foam.
    A real good brush shaving creams , i would suggest

    1) Castle forbes Lavender
    2)...
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    Re: Lab Series Maximum Comfort Shave Gel.

    After having tried more than 15 to 20 higher end designer brands, I have come to a conclusion that these canned gel have a limitation. My honest opinion is that you better invest on some good shaving...
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    Re: Shaving Oils - Does anyone like them?

    I have been ardent fan of wet shaving since i moved to it around 4 years back. Before that i was trying all sorts of shaving oils. I tried somerset and after couple of shaves , i threw it into the...
  34. Re: Anyone familar with this Mysore Sandalwood Government Oil?

    I do have a 5ml bottle of mysore sandal oil which is a pure and it would cost around 25 US dollars. Like told by one of the basenoters it is not available anywhere except the govt owned outlets....
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    Re: Whats Your Shaving Set Up Consist Of

    you can always add mitchell wool fat and martin de candre shaving soap to your collection. They are one of the finest shaving soaps and you will never be disappointed.
  36. Variation in Box Colour (Club De nuit intense man )

    Dear Basenoters,

    I have ordered Armaf-Club De Nuit Intense Man, But i find the box color to be different. I am posting the picture as well. Please let know if it is legit or not. From what i have...
  37. Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    This is the only niche fragrance that i regret buying. To my nose it doesn't smell anything special apart from vetiver. It hardly has any longevity , projection nor silage.
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    Re: Have i made a right choice

    Thanks a lot basenoters for your response!!!You people make my job so easy.

    Cheers!!!!
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    Have i made a right choice

    After breaking my head for 3 days and sitting for hours on my laptop, i sealed the deal with serge lutens chergui and LIDGE. . I do have LIDG and i am not sure if purchasing of LIDGE has made this...
  40. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Very much alive and probably happy that the day when i wore 45 sprays, she must have felt for the first time i was not wearing any of my perfumes :)
  41. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    45 sprays of Dolce & Gabanna the one. Still my wife didn't say word :). She usually catches if it is too much.
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    Opium EDP , Is it feminine or Unisex?

    Hi All,

    I just came across YSL Opium EDP in one of the chemists here in sydney. But i found that to be placed among female perfumes. So i just wanted to if even men can wear this perfume.
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    What is the best projecting mens fragrance

    My colleagues don't seem to recognize even the most expensive fragrance like memoir by amouage but when I wear something like rive gauche and pure havane , they seem to notice that pretty quickly....
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    Re: I just don't 'get' Green Irish Tweed..

    I bought this perfume back in 2007 from a creed boutique in Sydney. For the money i paid i had to force myself to like this fragrance. But again how can you force yourself to like a fragrance?...
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather... Discuss

    I could never come to term with this fragrance. I never thought i would end up paying so much of money to feel nauseated :). I finally sold it off. I have decided not to blind buy anything.
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    With Bel Ami in my hand
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    Re: Recommendation required

    NO...
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    Recommendation required

    Hi All,

    Any fragrance that can match the longevity of Thierry mugler A*Men or YSL Opium.These fragrances could be niche or designer.

    Note: Please dont include Joop or Kouros :)

    cheers!!!
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    Re: Today I bought: October 2014

    Hermes Bel ami and Dior Eau Suavage DET
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    Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Dear All,

    I have planned to buy two of the serge luten's line of fragrances with one being chergui. Which is the other one that would like suggest me? I want the second one to be different from...
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    Dealing with the expired perfume

    The other day I happened to get a chanel egoiste perfume from one of the departmental stores here in sydney. When i got home and checked the manufactured date i found that it was feb 2008.
    I found...
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    boucheron jaipur pour homme edp
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    Chanel Egoiste discontinued?

    I got a bottle of chanel egoiste recently from one of the stores here in sydney. Based on the code(0201) at the bottom of the bottle , i found that it was manufactured in feb 2008. Prior to this i...
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    Serge lutens on fragrancenet

    Anyone with the experience of having bought Serge Lutens on fragrancenet? Were they legit?

    Cheers!!!!
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    Re: Best Australian e-store

    i have researched a lot on these australian e-stores and what i found was they either have mediocre selection or even if they have good selections they charge as much as myer or david jones charges...
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    Help needed in selecting the fragrances

    Dear Basenoters,

    I am planning to buy two fragrances this week. Below is the list of fragrances that i am looking for. Out of these which of the two that you would suggest me.

    Guerlain Heritage...
  57. Re: Do you think longevity will forever be poor from now on? (generally)

    My advice would be that try out the fragrances that are tried and tested for longevity. You can find many threads here on this forum. Trying out various samples would be really cumbersome to finalize...
  58. Re: Niche vs. Designer Fragrances. I Want To Believe.

    I don't see Niche being a threat even one bit to the Designer. For the fact that they are a world apart when it comes to pricing that repels the customer. Well there are people who would argue the...
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    I have been to the store before and even the SA told me it's 200 AUD
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    Yes it is very true as both David Jones and Myer are like how Nordstrom is in USA
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    Both david jones and myer CBD are selling them.
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    Re: Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    Thanks a lot for your quick reply. No doubt experience speaks :).
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    Giorgio Armani Prive - Oud Royal

    I have decided to go ahead and buy Oud Royal from the Prive collection. In terms of price it is costing me around 170 USD for 100 ml here in sydney. Is this perfume worth the price?

    Cheers!!!
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    Help me in my selection

    CDG Wonderwood or Molecule 01. What would be your safe bet?
  65. Re: CURIOUS - Look at my wardrobe....Which 3-4 bottles would you get rid of if YOU were ME ?

    Lalique white and versace pour homme
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    Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Never do a blind buy. Test it atleast 3 to 4 times before buying it.
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    Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    Tuscan Leather, Soft? wow. Probably not many in the world would say that.
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    Re: Is Tuscan Leather an 'attractive' fragrance?

    I blind bought it and because i paid such hefty amount i forced myself to like it :). But for sure it was not cup of my tea. It was seriously nauseating and gave me such an headache that i had to...
  69. Re: Mark Birley Charles Street or Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    I had this bottle of TL for almost 2 years and may have worn it on 15 occassions. It was so brutal on my nostrils that i had to exchange it for 2 beautiful designer bottles :). Never ever i will...
  70. Re: Almost empty bottle of Aventus for $100. People are ridiculous!

    The usage of aventus is more or less become like aqua di gio :). Its become too common.
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    Re: Have i made a right choice

    Sorry for the delay in responding as i was too busy with my work and below i have my review of L'anarchiste.
    I am no champ in dissecting the notes as some would do here on basenotes. I can only...
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    Re: Have i made a right choice

    Thanks to all the guys out here who had some fantastic opinions!!!. No doubt, for fragrances basenotes is the pace to be.
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    Rive gauche, a beautiful fragrance with super silage and a great compliment getter.You can never go wrong with this.
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    Re: Have i made a right choice

    I got my bottles L'anarchiste and jaipur pour homme EDP. Never expected jaipur pour homme to be the old bottle that you refferred, As a matter of fact the bottle is frozen with the word paris right...
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    Wearing it everyday, you will not end up in a bad place, but for sure your nose will end up feeling sad that he is a part of you :)
  76. Re: Unscented Soap/Shampoo options to prevent your frag from getting drowned out.

    neutrogena bar soap will never let you down.
  77. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    Well my suggestion would be very simple. I am pretty sure selling of the perfumes wouldn't make any difference to your collection as you are too busy hoarding the perfumes. The best thing would be...
  78. Poll: Re: Kilian Straight To Heaven 1.7 oz for $235, worth it?

    No doubt Straight To Heaven is a good fragrance, but not the ultimate thing to invest $235.
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    Re: Caron Yatagan - crazy fragrance !!

    There are few things i would like to mention here.
    First thing is that i don't think a perfume like must be worn that frequently. It should be used as a surprise element.
    Second thing at least to...
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    Re: Have i made a right choice

    That is again going to be a tough decision as i will be comparing those three with few other perfumes to make a final decision. But this time before placing the order i would take the opinion of all...
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    Re: Have i made a right choice

    It looks like my joy is going to be short lived , in fact it would be gone even before the bottle comes. I have already placed this order on fragrancenet and i believe they would never have the...
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    Re: Have i made a right choice

    Well what you say is right. But a consistent opinion about the type of perfume to choose makes you feel that you have made a right choice. When most of the people have given thumbs up for jaipur...
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    Have i made a right choice

    Hi All,

    I was pondering over 5 fragrances for the past one week
    L'anarchiste, Gendarame, YSL la nuit de l'homme , He wood rocky mountain and Boucheron Jaipur homme edp. After severe brain...
  84. Re: Aftershave Splashes Vs. Aftershave Balms vs Aftershave Emulsion

    All the above mentioned type of aftershaves have same concentration of scent except that.....

    Splash- For oily face
    Emulsion- for normal face
    Balm - Dry face
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    Re: Sandalwood, what's "best?"

    One ml of pure sandalwood oil in india costs around 30 dollars. At such an exuberant price i am not sure what will be the quantity of sandalwood oil added to the perfumes.
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    I quite agree with you in the sense that you don't want to continue with the brand that is reformulated. If that is the case Just move away from that brand if you feel it is not worth. Again i would...
  87. Re: "The price of a regular coffee. Yep, not even a cuppucino."

    No doubt the cost of the fragrance actually manufactured is quite less. But the price what you pay is for the "WOW" factor that you get out of wearing a perfume which otherwise you wouldnt have got...
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    Re: Dolce and Gabbana Pour Homme - reformulated?

    Reformulation,It is one of the most used word on basenotes. To me it doesnt make anysense reffering to a scent that has been reformulated. Once reformulated what can be done. Almost all the...
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    Re: Ready to buy and can't find Knize Ten

    Getting knize ten is no big deal. It is available 365 days at www.ausliebezumduft.com or manufactum.com.
  90. Re: Where do YOU spray your fragrance to make it last all day?

    To enhance the longevity increase the sprays on the same spot. For example 2 sprays one over the other on the neck would do the trick.
    Well this again depends on the strength of the fragrance.
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    Re: Popular perfumes - Bargain Prices

    gucci pour home(100 ml) for 50 dollars around 2 months back
  92. Re: Polo (1978) ~ Add it to the rotation? Does Polo deserve a spot in a small collection?

    Any one would love to have polo and polo modern reserve in their collection. Forget about weather it is a vintage or not. You would see people giving great compliments.
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    Re: Something smells amazing, is that you?

    I dont know why people give such complicated answers to questions like this. It is very simple.
    A girl really said, you smell fantastic.I was wearing RIVE GAUCHE.
  94. Re: No Longevity problems but Sillage/Projection Issues

    I dont think sillage has got anything to do with the body chemistry. It is more to do with the ingredients of the perfume. Probably i feel that you need to know the ingridents that causes the...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme - what is a fair price?

    Gucci pour homme undoubtedly is one of the finest fragrances on the earth. I got this bottle very recently and was a 2010 release for 50 $.

    Cheers!!!!
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    Re: Best Indian Websites to Shop

    Mr Bhavik,

    Charging Rs 6150 fo dior farneiht , i dont would rather goto shopper stop and buy it from there. We expect online to be cheap but funny thing is you are charging more than the big...
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    Re: similar to yatagan?

    I dont think any fragrance would match even a bit.
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    Re: Enjoying yatagan

    The perfect setting for yatagan would be waking up in the moring on the weekends when you are in a relaxed mood , with the sun shining through and a perfect cool breeze blowing across your face. This...
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    Enjoying yatagan

    Initially people used to feel offended when i wore yatagan. Later i understood the magic of yatagn depends on how much we spray.
    Before i sprayed the perfume, i applied a fragrance free moisturizer...
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    Dunhill edition (Made in France)

    Hi All,

    I recently got a bottle of dunhill edition and on the box it states "Made in France". From what i have seen on basenotes, the bottle is either holland made or german made. So i am slightly...
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