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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    SOTE: Unique Leather
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    Re: 18 Fragrnces Shootout!

    From this list, glad to incidentally own, use and enjoy Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme, a solid near powerhouse designer classic with outstanding performance and inexplicably neither discontinued nor...
  3. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    10-11 or even slightly more dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    If joining the sync, fragranes of his along the lines of Rochas Man and Bogart pour Homme might be the likeliest options
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Among the recent unisex affordable options, the recent 2019 bargain Yves Rocher EDP Cuir de Nuit did turn out a fairly smooth, balanced and good performance choice for its inexpensive price.
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    So far, the most expensive one did ever own and use was an early 90s Lamy fountain pen, but would hardly call it high end.

    Other than this, the one that got most daily use including several exams...
  8. Re: Why aventus is the best parfum for man?

    Maybe not the best ever, but a fairly solid niche rendition of the pineapple theme, also with a certain freshness and woodiness of a subtle, well nuanced type.

    At least have perceived it like...
  9. Re: I have two questions about polo green and Caron line ups..

    While not aware about the outer aspect of this particular Polo Green bottle, assuming that these outer changes are harmless if the actual juice is not affected.

    As for the second question, all...
  10. Re: New Roja Parfums Scandal, Vetiver, Enigma & Danger Parfum Colognes

    Thank you for the info. Eager to (re) test especially this particular version of Enigma, although uncertain how this might benefit from extra lightness, as its performance was one of its better and...
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    Re: Doing a 180

    Strictly among the feminine ones-especially both classics on the more formal, traditional side like Chanel No. 5 and the almost equally popular but far more fresh and casual, aquatic ones like the...
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    Re: 1 million smelling different..

    Tending to agree about the subjective, personal perceptions of this fragrance to have likely changed-so far, whenever having tested/sampled this fragrance (albeit storage conditions in the respective...
  13. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Might revisit, even if not necessarily ready to yet receive as gift nor to get one by myself-the limited edition unisex fragrances by l'Occitane, among others
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Another less common as much as fairly logical/expectable sighting in a non-fictional program of a non-perfume scented product from a quite famous perfume line.

    On at least one (if not more)...
  15. Re: Guy new to fragrance, figuring out what notes work best for me


    While not aware yet about the fragrance brand Hawthorne, also adding Caron pour un Homme as a good everyday and also dancing fragrance-light enough to be inoffensive during almost any...
  16. Re: Your top 5 favorite "winter" or "fall" fragrances under $40

    Among others, especially:

    Bogart pour Homme
    Lalique Homme EDP (though not in the wardrobe yet, this can also double as great all weather, all year fragrance)
    Aramis Havana
    Rochas Man...
  17. Re: Has anyone seen this variation of Paco Rabanne Pour Homme?

    Tending to second the opinion that this might be among the first vintages and if it held up well, congratulations and enjoy
  18. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    So far, luckily none.

    The few times did buy used fragrances, the fill levels were close to maximum and the seller fortunately reliable, the quality of respective fragrances did turn out ok.
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    Re: Amber fragrance on a budget

    Especially if Ambre & Santal by thous house is available-definitely an option worth at least (re) testing and/or considering, as this one smells more expensive than its price while remaining quite...
  20. Re: Anybody familiar with Vintage Vetiver or Habit Rouge?

    Congratulating your for this impressive find, must admit to be familiar only with vintage Vetiver (having never smelled nor owned and used Habit Rouge beyond the current version), but even in this...
  21. Re: Non-IFRA-Compliance & Bogart (Signature) Pour Homme (1975).

    If the price difference (s) between the different versions is minimal and the retailer trustworthy, recommending to go for it.

    If however not, even the current version of Bogart Signature, while...
  22. Re: Wardrobe Death Match: There Can Only Be One

    Thank you for the impressions shared on this thread based on a very fascinating idea.

    Would personally have a quite difficult if not even impossible task to decide in favor of one out of...
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    So far, tested and found few fragrances from 2019 did enjoy-however there were some definitely good experiences, mainly but not exclusively some of the recent unisex EDC and incense based EDP...
  24. Re: I can choose one Bogart for a visitor to bring me in the New Year

    Either of the three mentioned in the thread starting post are good, as well as the Ruby and/or Gold flanker of One Man Show, in addition to the aforementioned oud one
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    Re: Fragrances with Baileys Smell

    Most likely Rochas Man as well, to a certain more limited extent
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    Re: this look like vintage Zino to you ?

    Most likely and from a personal, subjective viewpoint alone: quite possible that yes
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Thinking about even further options, perhaps also Knize Forest-while admittedly (and therefore slightly off topic perhaps) not among the most pine and/or fir heavy male fragrances, still with enough...
  28. Re: 5 fragrance recommendations for someone who likes Zino Davidoff

    Apart from so many great options already mentioned, also adding in no particular order especially:

    Santos de Cartier
    Mystique Homme by Al Haramain
    Jaipur Homme EDP
    Lalique Homme EDP
    YSL M7...
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    Re: Your bottom shelf (or shelves) NOW

    Few to none from the personal fragrance lineup as shown and listed by BN, however to many among the both current and past of testing options to list here, if someone were looking strictly on the...
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    Re: invictus VS invictus intense

    So far, highly subjectively speaking and based on very limited testing experiences alone, got much better performance and slightly improved scent notes as well from Invictus Intense-therefore if...
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    Re: My quick review of Amouage - Epic Man

    Thank you for you for the impressions shared.

    A very detailed and fascinating description of one the scents that remains if not among the best, the very least among the more solid and safe niche...
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    Re: Fragrance Recommendation

    Also adding Lapidus pour Homme, Tasmeem by Rasasi, Fate Men by Amouage, Dior Homme Intense and/or Parfum, Guerlain Homme Intense and/or Habit Rouge EDP
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Seconding especially Pino Silvestre and Blenheim Bouquet as very solid recommendations among the ones already mentioned
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    Re: Mandarino di amalfi how many sprays?

    Tending to agree that at least 5 sprays, around 10 at most should be enough in the case of this fragrance
  35. Re: Suggestion request : a masculine teint de neige

    Seconding especially Muschio Bianco and also adding, to a certain extent, Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Even if might have previously included and mentioned this fragrance on this very thread: Herbae by l'Occitane, sheer herbal goodness, lightness and freshness in one memorable unisex creation that is...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Even if there is no celebratory promotional offer, discounted, limited/special edition to mark this fragrance, even so, it deserves perhaps more attention and (re) discovery/(re) testing not just...
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    Poll: Re: Costume National vs Aomassai

    Another vote for Costume National here
  39. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Bogart of course!

    Adding the 12-14 dabs from a splash bottle of Blenheim Bouquet this evening.
  40. Re: Dior Sauvage Tops All Men's Fragrance Sales In UK This Christmas Season

    Glad to see at least Aventus in the top ranking
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

    Blenheim Bouquet
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    Re: I'm a very lucky boy

    Congratulations and enjoy!

    This community can be indeed so generous, amazingly enthusiastic and erudite at once, even more so since most if not even any Amouage fragrances are indeed worth not...
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    Re: Funeral Fragrances: Royal Oud

    Would either go unscented during a funeral or, if not, at least choose a fragrance which smells very neutral and creates the sensation of not wearing perfume.

    If really having to and/or wanting...
  44. Re: Salvador Dali Pour Homme bottle question

    Likelier (at least based on personal experience and/or first experiences had with this fragrance during the mid 90's) the one on the left
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    Re: Masculine Floral Vetivers?

    Also adding Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver Hombre, Etro Vetiver, Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver, the Cartier vetiver options including but not limited to Eau de Cartier Vetiver Bleu, Chopard Noble Vetiver to the...
  46. Re: The Final Push - cutting down to the bare bones of a small 'signature' collection

    Would also second keeping Aventus.

    Due to both its extravagance/opulence (even with all the increasing copycats) quite less usual for a fragrance of such popularity and also its quite unexpected...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    SOTE: Havana
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Slightly off-topic due to apparently not covering the TJ Maxx, Marshalls etc. selection of stores but was glad to see (after an apparently definitive, unchangeable discontinuations for an...
  49. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    (A rather, admittedly belated, but still heartfelt) welcome!
    While also taking the liberty to add even more fragrance recommendations, in additions to so many great suggestions already so...
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    Re: When to smell

    While no expert about when and/or how to test a fragrance, also being aware that there may be a possibility of scents improving over time.

    Depending at least in part on the moment of wearing...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    From a personal viewpoint not mixed up at all-happening to like Monotheme.

    Perhaps not rating the Monotheme vetiver among the personal favorites among scents that feature this note, but still as...
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    Re: Kouros sanofi arrived today

    Congratulations and happy about this purchase.

    Incidentally happening to be familiar with this particular version and always got outstanding performance from it, usually a number of sprays in a...
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    Re: Malizia Vetiver

    From a personal viewpoint alone, this one does easily remain among the best affordable vetivers one can get cheaply but also with quality and performance levels way above its inexpensive price range....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    Cedar Woods by Woods of Windsor
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    As a direct copy-paste from a similar thread based on statistics:

    Open by Roger & Gallet
    2 wears
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

    According to BN statistics, in the order of most frequent wears:

    Open by Roger & Gallet
    2 wears
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Several Yves Rocher toiletries lately, including but not shower gels and body lotions matched with/scented after some of their most recent fragrance lines, also with no little to no gendered...
  58. Re: Fendi by Fendi sadly discontinued but I found an identical frag!!

    Though usually against replicas, liking the classic Fendi by Fendi so much for considering a rare exception-although might still be likelier to watch out for and/or act on an (perhaps even...
  59. Re: Quorum by Antonio Puig: A Guide to Versions

    Was most likely only familiar with the second and third formula/presentation mentioned, due to first becoming aware of and interested in this fragrance during the early 2000s.

    In each of these...
  60. Re: Frederic Malle Editions de Parfum collection!

    Congratulations and thank you for sharing this experience with us along with the recommendations.

    A truly wonderful fragrance house, becoming an even more memorable experience due to attentive...
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    Re: New Chergui

    Not so far-while risking to be subjective and/or imprecise about this fragrance- did not perceive this as neither too feminine nor even unisex leaning, also not as a fairly one dimensional vanilla...
  62. Re: Why is Amouage Myths Man so underrated?

    Tending to agree.second the opinion that it simply may have not gotten enough exposure, publicity and/or even more basic mouth reputation-neither among commercial outlets/retailers nor perhaps even...
  63. Re: Great projection oriental spicy for women/unisex

    Congratulations for the purchase and also taking the liberty to add for additional (re) testings the Jaipur fragrance range by Boucheron, Jaipur and/or Wish by Chopard, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete by...
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    Re: Roma Uomo Cedro

    Might not just try but be also fairly eager this, given the fact of having so far enjoyed all masculine fragrances by Laura Biagiotti, especially Roma Uomo plus flankers, Venezia Uomo and Tempore...
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    Re: Classic Top 3?

    Great listing, can fully understand why.

    Perhaps not the most iconic, but if ever having to choose and compile a personal top 3 of classic (and partly more modern classic) favorites, this would...
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    Re: Which fragrance would you choose?

    Based on this list of Guerlain favorites, either adding or seconding Mouchoir de Monsieur, Derby, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete, l'Homme Ideal Sport and Guerlain Homme Intense on a list of possible (re)...
  67. Re: Should I get my wife Samsara EDP or EDT ?

    If having to choose and recommend one out of the two, advising the EDP
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Fahrenheit 32
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    Re: Suggestions needed for my son in college

    Welcome! Happy to recommend especially the following quite age appropriate and mostly if not entirely on budget choices:

    - everyday choice with casual versatility and appropriateness for a...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol XXIII

    - Film Noir: either Vintage Tabarome or a leathery floral femme fatale type of classic, like the several designer and niche first released in the heyday of film noir (preferably 30s-40s)

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Very detailed and accurate description of this fragrance.

    Due to its classic style and both traditional and alluring qualities at once, the more remarkable in a fragrance still in production and...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2019

    So far had especially one memorable good experience this month:
    Yves Rocher Cuir de Nuit may not be the best nor the most complex fragrance in EDP concentration, maybe not even among the affordable...
  73. Re: the performance in dior sauvage edt 200ml

    Never experienced so far any difference between the Sauvage EDT in different bottle sizes-in fact, if anything, did perceive this fragrance remaining equally and constantly good as performance...
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    Re: Cher to release new genderless fragrance

    Thank you for the news.

    If only remotely as good as another easily affordable unisex celebrity scent, namely Eau de Gaga (having quite surprisingly enjoyed this, likely against all odds) might be...
  75. Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    While sorry for your grandmother and also by far no expert, would keep most if not all of the Dior fragrances, plus the Hermes (Eau d'Orange Verte or at least from a similar vintage series), the 4711...
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    Re: Thoughts on price point and aftershave

    So far had few experiences with fragrances where the performance of the aftershaves almost equaled the ones of their EDT or EDP versions - these ones being mostly the vintage versions of classics...
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    Re: Barbarsol or Proraso for shaving?

    So far, only used the pre shave and the shaving soap from the Proraso "green" eucalyptus series and so far truly enjoyed the wet shaves with both.

    While having no experience with the Barbasol...
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    Re: Question about Caron's 'Pour Un Homme'

    If having to choose and to recommend between the two, would go for Caron pour un Homme.

    While different enough from both The Third Man by the same house, but also Eau Sauvage EDT - it...
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    Re: What would you do?

    Would consider testing the newest Xeryus before any purchase-while happening to like older versions of this one more than the Dunhill fragrance mentioned, on the other hand also not knowing (having...
  80. Re: Do you think classic men's designer "old-school" frags are making a comeback?

    Cannot judge nor know what to believe about this trend either way, but if so, glad about this particular comeback.

    Having always been into classics, aside from any fads, trends etc. often...
  81. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Technically not a first ever testing-yet did retest after numerous years of absence, along with possible reformulations that may have meanwhile intervened and no scent interaction whatsoever the...
  82. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Apart from so many both vintage and current great designer and niche sandalwood classics, also adding Ambre & Santal by l'Occitane- a casual but not particularly sporty, far more informally elegant...
  83. Re: Use Glass to Turn Your Cheap Pinaud Clubman Aftershave into a Suave Smelling Scent.

    A belated thanks for the recommendations and the visuals-bringing this particular classic to its well deserved presentation and allowing to fully enjoy the scent
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    Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Rest in peace and condolences to everyone near and dear to her-enjoyed reading her blog about a variety of impressive fragrance and fashion-related topics
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    Re: What r u gonna wear on Thanksgiving?

    As with the SOTD, have not decided yet. Probably nothing fancy, likely jeans and sweater.
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    Re: Azzaro apology

    From a personal viewpoint alone: no worries here and no offense taken whatsoever.

    The actual performance of current Azzaro PH does in fact justify a certain criticism, while the scent still a...
  87. Re: Fragrance similar to Uden/Uden Overdose?

    While unfamiliar with the Overdose flanker, simply the Shooting Stars fragrance range may already provide enough additional options worth some (re) testing, since a few if not most from this...
  88. Re: Not sure how to categorise these 'cologne'-type fragrances and is there anything similar - advic

    For modern tonka all across the price spectrum (though mainly the more affordable) fairly similar to the one in these fragrances also adding:

    some of the flankers in the Hugo series by Hugo Boss,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Hollywood Playboy
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    Re: A Tribute for deceased members.

    RIP! Fully seconding this thread and its posts, while truly grateful for their admirable contributions.

    Can truly relate particularly about the ones mentioned in the thread starting post, while...
  91. Re: tom ford tobacco oud, or tobacco oud intense?

    So far and based on strictly personal experiences alone-did already get very good performance and a quite complex development of notes from Tobacco Oud alone, while not having perceived the...
  92. Re: Third Man and Havana arrived yesterday, so a few words for each one.

    Congratulations for both purchases even if Havana did not do that well so far.

    As for Third Man by Caron-this one is deservedly a classic and provides many good notes with good performance quite...
  93. Re: This morning I tied New York rye from the distillery series at Walmart and.......

    Thank you for sharing and posting- especially within this price category but also in general, quite difficultly matched if these recommended fragrances do include both Aventus type and more diverse...
  94. Re: 70s/80s fragrances that AREN'T: powdery, cinnamon, etc

    Plus the L'Extreme version of this one, niche quality and performance at mostly designer tier (albeit the upper end, nearing exclusive lines/vintage designer) prices
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Thank you.

    Meanwhile did not buy but was gifted a bottle of Nuit Vanille by Yves Rocher, as a bonus for other purchases.
  96. Re: Aramis Tuscany vintage, worth extra money?

    Congrats for the purchase and although the quality and performance on the current one are still good, the extra price difference is not that much compared to the increased complexity and performance...
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    Re: Recommendations

    Bamboo- possibly Guerlain Homme Eau Boisee, Lalqie White, Chopard Noble Cedar and/or Noble Vetiver

    Armaf Voyage-since the Dior Homme was already mentioned, would also consider and recommend Dior...
  98. Re: Newly interested in the world of fragrance

    Welcome and enjoy the time here on Basenotes!

    A good starting point for autumn/colder weather fragrances might also be (re) testing scents along the lines of but not limited to Burberry London,...
  99. Re: 70s/80s fragrances that AREN'T: powdery, cinnamon, etc

    Also adding Drakkar (not Noir, but the less known 70s first release), Roger & Gallet l'Homme, Gucci Nobile, Loewe para Hombre, Caractere by Daniel Hechter, Marbert Man (not to be confused with the...
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    Re: What lotion do you use?

    Mostly but not exclusively the ones by Laboratoires Garnier, Nivea, the unscented but occasionally also the scented ones by Dove, also by Yves Rocher, l'Occitane (almost irrespective of the product...
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