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    Re: Introduction from Georgia

    Welcome and glad you joined us here on Basenotes.
  2. Re: ISO niche “church” fragrance (benzoin, frankincense, or myrrh)

    Uncertain if qualifying as niche, but the fragrances within the Incense series of CDG might provide quite different and also accessible renditions of ISO type church incense notes
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    While wearing Caron pour un Homme again and thus rediscovering its notes and development, just realized that this one has a further quality than its other plus sides do already enjoy.
    Namely being...
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    Re: I've Hit A (Fragrance) Wall ...

    Apart from so many great recommendations, also adding:

    most of the Blu Mediterraneo scent line by Acqua di Parma, additional Xerjoff scents like the ones from the XJ 1861 line, Muschio Bianco by...
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    Re: 1740 or Knize Ten or Monsieur.

    Another vote for Knize Ten, regarding all the boxes ticked-included but not limited to versatility, enjoyment and creativeness/uniqueness
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Have worn during the recent 2 days 2 different Caron SOTDs in a row, to somehow make up for not being able to join the Yatagan day sync yet, due to not having added this latter one to the personal...
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    Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    Great suggestions already mentioned, also adding:

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour Homme
    Bogart Signature
    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
    Eau Sauvage EDT and/or Parfum
    Open by Roger&Gallet
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    Re: Succession planning

    Currently being and if remaining single as well as childless indefinitely, the fragrances will most likely be divided among friends and relatives that showed interest for this hobby.

    Did not yet...
  9. Re: You Favorite note, in Five scents, for Five Occasions

    Dry, almost astringent citrus in 5 fragrances do own and/or enjoy wearing:

    Armani Eau pour Homme-a true allrounder, yet mainly whenever the nearly perfect balance between formality and slightly...
  10. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    At least 10 dabs from a splash bottle of Caron pour un Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th July, 2020

    Caron pour un Homme
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    Re: Happy "YATAGAN DAY" ! July 14th. 2020

    As a thank you to Six Cats for the kind words, decided in the absence of Yatagan (that will however join the personal scent lineup asap) to continue the partial Caron mini sync-since Yatagan is not...
  13. Re: Can Incense and Leather fragrances be versatile?

    From a personal viewpoint alone, a definite and quite convinced, enthusiastic definitive yes, but only in the distinctive cases of certain fragrances alone.

    If incense is a component in both...
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    Re: Late Summer Into Fall Florals—Ideas?

    Apart from so many great suggestions mentioned, also adding:

    Versace Red Jeans-an almost gourmand vanillic sweet floral, Tosca by Muehelens/Maurer & Wirtz, Jaipur Bracelet EDP, Jasmin Immortelle...
  15. Re: Looking for the Best Classic Amber Perfumes: Help!

    With apologies to reply only now, thank you so much for your reply and for letting me now about mutual interests regarding cinema. In

    my country at least, all authorized (not grey market but...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Not being able to fully join the Yatagan Day sync yet, this Caron classic still msising from the personal collection, chose instead to wear Eaux de Caron Forte among further Caron options do have...
  17. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8-9 sprays of Eaux de Caron Forte
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th July, 2020

    Les Eaux de Caron Forte
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    Re: Prada L'Homme Alternative

    If looking for something similar by the same house, most of the scents from the Infusion range by Prada could be worth some (re) testing.

    From other houses, the Blu Mediterraneo series among not...
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    Re: 1980s MIF Halston Z-14 EdT.

    Congratulations and enjoy!
    One of my favorites fragrances from the first testing of the early 2000s formulation of this (unsure if vintage since not knowing if this was reformulated/has changed...
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    Re: Happy "YATAGAN DAY" ! July 14th. 2020

    Happy Birthday and congratulations for both the occasion and the idea shared with us.
    Do not own this fragrance yet in order to join in but might do so, if welcome and appropriate, with either...
  22. Re: "The perfume makers that can't smell a thing"

    Thank you for sharing the link.
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    Re: What size do you buy?

    If and as often as possible 100 ml plus, with no upper limit on the size of non-factice, actual real content fragrance bottles.

    However, if only having the choice of either not buying at all a...
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    Re: Where do you keep your fragrances?

    All in the same dark, dry, cold but not air-conditioned cupboard
  25. Re: Best YSL men's fragrance for daily summer use?

    So far, from a personal viewpoint alone and including both the ones discontinued but also still in production:
    YSL l'Homme Sport, Cologne Gingembre and l'Homme, M7 Fresh, YSL pour Homme EDP, Rive...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In the 1971 French arthouse thriller "Just before nightfall" both Acqua di Selva and Aqua Velva are shown in a bathroom cabinet, next to classically shaped yet not hounds tooth bottle of a feminine...
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    Re: I'm a sample addict

    Without samples and testing/owning/using them up the point of nearly becoming an addition, there would be a much higher likeliness to risk blind buying the scents not liked and a much smaller one to...
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    Poll: Re: Derby vs. New York Intense

    Another vote for Derby
  29. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    8 sprays of Zino this evening
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th July, 2020

    Zino
  31. Re: Need recommendations for a new fragrance to replace my old standby which was Tommy Hilfiger

    Also adding among further options, in no particular order: Lalique White, Best Of Chevignon, Mugler Cologe, Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau
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    Re: Versace Dylan Blue as a signature scent?

    Though Dylan Blue is already a very good choice, would also consider the very ADG Profumo that you mention as yet another highly versatile choice appropriate for everyday signature wear
  33. Re: Hey all! Whatcha think, CARON "YATAGAN" DAY ?

    Already personally eager to buy this fragrance at some point any way, now more eager to do this asap due to the thought of a day celebrating this one
  34. Re: Signature scent - 2 choices but only 1 winner: how?

    If ever in a similar situation, multiplying and also keeping (fairly) equal the amount of tests and compare, often side by side, both the performance along with the sheer enjoyment of the scent...
  35. Re: A perfume that Queen Victoria would have worn

    Thank you for posting. Always enjoyable to know more about fragrance history and about scents with certain historical significance.
  36. Re: Looking for the Best Classic Amber Perfumes: Help!

    Apart from the very good amber options especially the ones mentioned in the thread starting post, also adding l'Occitane Ambre&Santal as one of the best ambers in terms of earthy, floral and spicy,...
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    Re: Older lady just starting perfume journey

    Seconding once more the Portrait of a Lady recommendation- even at niche prices, still one of the highest performance, most complex and elegant classic rose scents with outstanding projection and...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Worth pour Homme is one of the scents am enjoying to own and use even it its more "recent vintages" (while still early 2000s bottle and box designs, the one with thinned golden writing rather than...
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    Re: Thoughts on Caron pour Homme Sport?

    Would not describe this as particularly minty, at least not based on testings/sampling so far, as much as a fresher citrus take on the earthy lavender-vanilla barbershop Caron pour un Homme main...
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    Re: Refurbished Wardrobe -- What's Missing?

    Would add very little, if anything to an already outstanding refurbished wardrobe.

    Yet since vetiver scents were mentioned among recommendations, would also like to add good options for warm...
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    Re: Men's neroli frags.. my thoughts..

    While more of a unisex than male choice (the official site describing this as feminine, but in fact practically quite unisex appropriate) and also limited availability even if not relegated to...
  42. Re: Not Enough Days in the Year to Enjoy All the Fragrances I Own! Argh!

    Personally wearing at least occasionally 2 fragrances a day, it already doubles the amount of different (or same/repeating) scents worn over the year.

    But even if opting for one fragrance alone...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage EDT

    Considering Eau Sauvage to be, especially as vintage, one of the best masculine chypre classics with a defining impact on fragrance history
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    Re: Best Chai fragrance

    While not explicitly defined nor named/branded as a chai fragrance, The Vert by l'Occitane does cover enough both warm, comforting and fresh aspects at once. Beyond a mere fresh, inoffensive summery...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Close to a continuation of the sync theme, wearing Jaguar Green as a hesperidic scent covering both orange-neroli further citrus notes, of a both powdery and zesty type
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    8-9 sprays of Jaguar (green bottle)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th July, 2020

    Jaguar (green bottle)
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    Re: Older lady just starting perfume journey

    Welcome!

    Apart from so many good recommendations already mentioned, also adding to a possible (re) testing list especially: Joop Le Bain, Yves Rocher Rose Oud, Songe d'un Bois d'Ete by Guerlain,...
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    Re: A modern, very masculine and fresh scent

    Though finding this to be quite different from Dylan Blue, Dior Sauvage and ADG Profumo, considering Bvlgari Man Extreme to be one of the better and more unique fresh male scents both by this house...
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    Re: how much do you spray?

    On an average, trying to go for at least 5-6 sprays even if the scent is higher performance, at least 2-3 if a beast mode, at least 8-10 if really light.
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    8 spays of Bergamot & Neroli
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Somewhat in sync with Bergamot & Neroli by Woods of Windsor, a light, fresh, zesty scent with both lemonade and citrus nectar/squash neroli along with citrus blossom undertones
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th July, 2020

    Bergamot & Neroli by Woods of Windsor
  54. Re: Introduction and Hello from Houston, Texas

    Welcome, thank you for joining us and wishing you to enjoy being here
  55. Re: Does owning MB Legend make buying Chanel PE redundant?

    From a personal viewpoint alone: PE is definitely not redundant to buy/own if already owning MB Legend, especially since has enough complexity, style and performance to be one of the best fresh...
  56. Re: Landed: 2nd Version ODLR Pour Lui EdT. Oh, my...

    Congratulating you with wishes to enjoy this purchase and with many thanks for the recommendation.

    Always knew this fragrance was one of the best powerhouses, yet newer knew so far to which...
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    Re: Wow Dior Homme 2020!

    Thank you for the recommendation-eager to test this version having not been very impressed so much by the initial DH EDT and its pre-2020 formulation (s).

    Yet other than this very keenly into all...
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    Re: Very disappointed

    Sorry to hear about this.

    Maybe also Monsieur Eau de Matin by the same house for a much lighter and more casual choice might work to a certain extent, though admittedly not very similar to...
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    Re: M7 Fresh Alternatives

    Possibly also a fresh oud, like and, on the pricier side LM Black Oud
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    Re: Best Modern Clean Masculines

    For Iris: especially Dior Homme Sport and Dior Homme l'Eau, Pierre Cardin Iris Sauvage, l'Erbolario Iris might be suitable choices, among other clean fresh choices, especially TDH Eau Tres Fraiche,...
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    Re: got my first compliment yesterday

    Congratulations for the compliment, simply one of the reasons but definitely not the only one to enjoy the scents
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    Apart from smaller sized bottles and with a slowly but steadily ever increasing lineup, not likely to happen soon even with almost daily (sometimes even few times a day) over spraying/splashing
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    For the current sync, might join with scents like Bergamot & Neroli by Woods of Windsor, several not just summery but also zesty citruses by l'Occitane or Yves Rocher owned or, on the even more...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    EDT splash version of Old Spice
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    10 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th July, 2020

    Old Spice EDT
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    Re: Aventus how long does a bottle last you?

    2 years and a few months while not a full bottle anymore-still going strong in spite occasional over spraying
  68. Re: First post: Decided to jump in feet first... Probably went overboard

    Welcome and enjoy your new purchases, congratulations for these and an impressive BN start.
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    Re: Dior Homme 2020...

    Having stopped to test newer versions/reformulations of this around 2018-2019 the latest (perhaps even during 2017 or earlier), did not realize any major difference both as scent and its performance....
  70. Re: Lavender - what is wrong with my nose? Some smell like the plant, some smell weird and gross

    From a certain personal viewpoint alone, have so far enjoyed all types of lavender smelled so far, irrespective if the undertones were soapy, earthy and/or metallic.

    At the same time, just...
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    Re: Best way to spend £100

    For this price, would get at least a few bargain yet high classic EDPs always wanted to own like: Lalique Homme EDP and/or Jaipur Homme EDP, also at least one scent from the Aramis Gentlemen's...
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    Re: What am I missing?

    Welcome!

    Your collection already covers, without however feeling overlapping or bloated, most fragrance groups and categories. Would perhaps also consider adding a fine and not overly priced...
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    Re: I realize I don't have any modern scents!

    Many great recommendations already, considering the ones you like, also adding:
    Cerruti 1881 Edition Blanche, Azzaro PH l'Eau, Sartorial by Penhaligon's, Best of Chevignon, Guerlain l'Homme Ideal...
  74. Re: My top 3 summertime NATURAL Oud/citrus/floral combos

    In no particular order, among others:

    Khaliji by Al Rehab- oud is only a minimal hint within this one, more to give a slightly more exotic base to an otherwise almost European style powerhouse...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Though not familiar with Frank No. 2 yet either, its notes do seem very enjoyable and interesting-having often liked, owned and tested scents in many price ranges, for various houses and even for...
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    Re: chanel allure homme vs perry ellis M

    Though liking both, considering Chanel better - irrespective of the price factor or the brand reputation.
    But also consider both different enough among each other so that owning these at the same...
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    Re: Cuir de RussieS

    Since the house of Roja Dove is mentioned, also adding Risque to a (re) testing list, before a purchase decision.
    Especially if samples of Roja Dove scents in general and of Roja Dove...
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    Re: Top 10 Fragrance wish list/next purchases

    In no particular order, the following ones are among the likeliest to make the top 10 of next buys, in no particular order:

    both the regular Cerruti 1881 and at least one of its flankers do not...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Marbert Homme
  80. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    6 abundant sprays of Marbert Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th July, 2020

    Marbert Homme
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thank you for the proposition, but would for now kindly ask to decline.

    Although being honored about the proposal, have to decline not so much for lack of time and/or ideas to share about further...
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    Re: DENIM EDT or AFTERSHAVE

    From a personal viewpoint alone, the EDT lasts and projects better than the aftershave splash, for a minimal price difference
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Though not familiar with Jack Black so far, personally considering that this one may have a few good arguments in its favor-notes, price/quality ratio, matching scented product line.

    For certain...
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    Re: Thanks for the help everyone!

    Congratulations for this excellent scent acquisition, enjoy wearing this one.

    Incidentally this belongs to the first ever Moschino scents tested, in a version that is doubtlessly vintage by now,...
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    Re: DENIM EDT or AFTERSHAVE

    Owning both the aftershave and also the EDT of this one, the EDT version is very good value for cash, decent performance and with a scent/note quality above its price range
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    Re: Anybody love Tobacco Oud?

    While having tested this too infrequently and inconclusively so far to have a definitive opinion yet, while not the absolute favorite male/unisex TF, did enjoy certain aspects of its performance and...
  88. Re: Kouros vs. Antaeus vs. Lapidus vs. Lord Al Rehab vs.....

    Apart from Antaeus and Lapidus PH, that are long term favorites and not being a fan of Kouros while personal experience with Lord by Al Rehab is currently inconclusive and limited, also liking...
  89. Re: Valentino Uomo Intense vs Prada l'homme intense

    Valentino Uomo Intense by a tiny margin. Though both last and project quite good, Valentino Uomo Intense seemed always the stronger performance one, at least to my nose.
  90. Re: Valentino Uomo Intense vs Prada l'homme intense

    Both have indeed very good performance.
    Valentino Uomo Intense is or at least seems a bit stronger, without necessarily meaning that the one of Prada Uomo l'Intense is by any means worse- however...
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    Re: Barbershop Fougeres

    Another choice for quality barbershop fougere notes (however with a slightly spicier/sweeter twist) available on a budget-noteworthy also as vintage-includes the Floid aftershave splashes.
    From yet...
  92. Re: Valentino Uomo Intense vs Prada l'homme intense

    Liking both very much, slightly preferring the Prada one due to the even more pronounced and noticeable soapy everyday/office versatility
  93. Re: Found some Tom Ford Grey Vetiver Eau de Toilette from a second hand site...

    Congratulations and enjoy, especially if you got a good deal on this one.

    Having liked this very much as an EDT (almost as much as its more famous regular EDP version), there are further vetiver...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Early 2000s Cerruti 1881 Amber
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    6 generous ample sprays of Cerruti 1881 Amber
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th July, 2020

    Cerruti 1881 Amber
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    Re: Antaeus or Bel Ami?

    Another vote for Antaeus, even though considering both to be very good scents deserving fairly equal (and equally high) rankings
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    During the 2013 French film "Coluche, histoire d'un mec" (roughly, approximately translated as "Coluche, the history of a guy") the real life, non fictional French comedian Coluche is shown to have...
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    Re: Your Top 10 Sleeper's?

    Since the house of Caron was mentioned, also adding and/or seconding possible completion to this list with a few Caron options, including but not limited to

    Yatagan
    Caron Eau Forte ...
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    Poll: Re: Dior Homme or L`air du Desert Marocain

    Even without knowing l'Air du Desert Marocain at all, personally not liking DH up to the point of almost being to recommend and/or buy LADDM even blind
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