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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    My wife smells amazing in 2 Man, except she generally prefers not to wear any scent.
  2. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    Hwyl is great if you're after something like Hinoki. To me it smells like a more natural version of Hinoki. It doesn't have the steamy note from the opening of Hinoki, and the base is dry moss rather...
  3. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    i always forget about this one, but it’s excellent.
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    THE autumn scent.




    A highly underrated scent in the SMN lineup. I’m surprised it doesn’t get more mention when people are looking for a woody scent.
  5. Re: Looking for a specific type of woody scent

    Explorer by Mont Blanc - crisper and simpler than Aventus. Note go on about vetiver and patchouli, but it’s less patchouli prominent than Aventus. Opens with crisp bergamot before drying down to...
  6. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    If I had the space I’d keep them, but I don’t so they usually get thrown out straight away.
  7. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    Dior Homme Parfum leaves a red spot. Not itchy or painful or anything.
    The only solution I’ve found is not to spray on skin (spoiler - I still spray on skin).
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    Re: What is your TOP 3 DESIGNER of all-time??

    2 Man
    Black
    Kyoto

    by Comme des Garcons.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Dunhill Icon for the tenuous connection between juniper and gin.
    Today would’ve been a good day for a G&T (22 c in the middle of winter). there seems to have a been a major gin boom and I’m...
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    Cocktail Day: A scent reminding you of a cocktail/liquor

    Which once again would seem to leave me with Guerlain Homme (run/mojito) as my leading choice.

    I guess I can claim a juniper/gin...
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    Re: Let's talk about Drakkarr NIOR

    Drakarr Nior?

    If that’s what your bottle says I’m pretty sure you’ve got a fake :p

    Sorry, I get the urge to make that dickish joke every time I see a misspelled scent name in a title. I’m sure...
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    I’d consider buying Santal Majascule, 5 O’Clock au Gingembre and Ambre Sultan.

    Others I find interesting, but not for me.
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    Re: Fragrance SMOTHERED by over spraying?

    Anosmia maybe.

    I have that effect with Oud & Bergamot. One spray and I can smell it all day. 2+ and I can hardly smell it.
    When I sampled Dior’s Patchouli Imperial the SA sprayer two sprays on...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    While I appreciate the enthusiasm for fragrances, I kind of feel the point of the thread has been misconstrued if one is posting every, or even the majority, of one's SOTDs...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    BdC EdT.

    It doesnt smell bad, but since applying it this morning all teas I’ve been drinking have been flavorless and had no aroma.
    I’m blaming some form of anosmia from the BdC. I can still...
  16. Re: Will "Ambrox Sensitivity Syndrome" soon become prevalent?

    I’m pleased to see that ambroxan has succeeded to the iso e super crown of being blamed for everything anyone hates in just about any scent.
    The scapegoat is dead, long live the scapegoat.
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    Re: Male Fragrances You Would Rate 10/10?

    2 Man
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    Re: No-Buy August

    I’m still holding strong, but I’m not really such a big buyer anyway. Long abstinence’s are often followed by a binge that makes the period of abstinence count for nothing anyway.

    While I have...
  19. Re: Which one scent you own do you give max sprays

    Dunhill Icon - 5 or 6


    For Neroli Portofino and similar scents I usually do 3-4, but i will reapply every 3 hours or so, so the total sprays for a day of wear might be 6-10.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    DHP

    Except winters here don’t really get cold enough for this scent for my tastes.
  21. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    it was a good, fun analysis, kind of like those political viewpoint grids, and can definitely be applied.
    Love seeing these kinds of thoughtful, interesting posts.
  22. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    This.

    If you’re sniffing the sprayer or cap you’re probably only getting the crunchy, slightly tarry somalian incense in the base.
  23. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    In Instagram Coke seemed to be running an ad for rose come, but on closer inspection it was a joke by them. It made me want to try adding rose water and orange blossom water to coke.
  24. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    Generally I’d be somewhere on the Hedonist-Hipster spectrum with some outlying touches of liberal and romantic, but TBH I think this is far too broad to serve as a reference for whether the tastes of...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I’d say I like TF, but just like my most favorite houses there are more scents I dislike than those I like. I tend to prefer the private collection, but the price is off putting.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I was wondering about this. Wood Essence was terrible, but because I’m a sucker for neroli this had piqued my interest.
  27. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    10-30 ml is my ideal, except for The light summer fresh scents I use, in which case 100ml or more is probably best when I’m reapplying an EdC a few times a day.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Tobacco Absolute by Molton Brown for a woody tobacco. It was that or Guerlain Homme for the mojito accord.
  29. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    I’m not sure it can be done as explicitly as that, but most people here will tell you that over time they gain an understanding of which basenoters have similar tastes to them, or at least similar...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Nothing special. Just an olive green bomber jacket. I could have worn my cargo pants in a similar military color.
    It’s a bit too cold for my short sleeve A Bathing Ape camo shirt. I have a camo...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I can probably swing a tobacco scent for the cold windy weather tomorrow.



    Maybe not an entire BDU, but I will endeavor to wear some camo or military style clothing :p
  32. Re: Woody Incense - anything better than Gucci Pour Homme 1?

    If LADDM is heading in be right direction how about Interlude Man. Opens with some oregano kind of like Ambre Sultan but ultimately it’s a frankincense and amber scent rounded off with a bit of oily...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Cologne Indelebile

    love the drydown and the longevity of this Cologne style scent.
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    Re: Pleasant surprise @ Sephora

    I prefer Aqua Neroli to Neroli Portofino, although I think it may have been discontinued as it doesn’t seem to be carried much any more. I don’t get a water note, but I’ll wear it again an...
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    They definitely marketed it wrong.

    I havent tried Full Incense. Not sure I get a cola vibe from Avignon, although it does have some fizzy aldehydes in the opening. This aldehyde seems to be...
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    It always wore rather sour on me, which is why I sold my bottle. Admittedly that sourness is exactly the smell I get from frankincense essential oil, so despite it not being in my top five, when I...
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    Re: Tom ford Sahara noir

    It's good, but no grail.
    As people have mentioned, discontinuation helps boost the myth.
    For a long time Norma Kamali's incense was touted as the holy grail, and people here loved suggesting it for...
  38. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    Also I suffer from RBF (Resting Bitch Face), am pretty introverted, and only spray under my clothes, so nothing there exactly invites compliments.
  39. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    While I tend to exclude compliments from family and partners, it's interesting that my 4 year old daughter has just started picking up on my my smells.

    She seems to like sweet vanilla...
  40. Re: Xerjoff Nio - masterpiece or kitchen cleaner

    Happens with a lot of citrus prominent scents as many kitchen cleaners and hand washes, etc. are strongly scented with lemon or orange, etc.
    See also pine notes and associations with toilet...
  41. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Dior’s record with the parfums has been pretty good. I look forward to giving it a sniff, especially if the sandalwood base is any good.
  42. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    Lots of non citrus being listed in this thread.

    I love the the smell of mango leaf. I used to tear the leaves from the mango tree at our holiday home just to get that smell.
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    Re: No-Buy August

    I’m in. Contemplating cutting out new purchases for the rest of the year even.
  44. Re: Guerlain L'Eau Boisee - anyone love the scent but hate the performance?

    Performance is fine on me. Definitely not a beast, but sufficient. Around middling.
  45. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    I’m not sure that they’d own up to any reformulation anyway and there’s a good chance that the person replying would have no idea as to whether there had been any change to the formula (including...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    That sounds like the easiest choice for me as I've got several scents covering the sandalwood and incense field.
  47. Re: Since everything has "performance issues" these days, why not stick with cheapies?

    Because in the same way that EVERYTHING has bad performance these day, ALL cheapies smell bad ;)
  48. Re: Come Clean........ 5 worst fragrances you regret having purchased

    This. But I also see people buying neroli scents and then complaining that it’s too floral or a white floral l when neroli is a white floral (although it can come across as soapy, minerally, or even...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    I think this is where the subjective nature of “quality “ comes into it. I found Castile to be more of a pure neroli in the opening, while the Ferrari has other citrus mixed in. Both seemed pretty...
  50. Re: Best citrus note for summer - your preference

    Yuzu, cedrat, bergamot

    If we’re strictly fruit. Otherwise I’d put neroli and petitgrain up there ahead of yuzu, etc.
  51. Re: Jeremy Fragrance's method of spraying - yes or no?

    Third button open and I’m showing cleavage. Fun fact: women stare at exposed cleavage on men just as much as guys do on women. Fun fact No. 2: I have no way of differentiating between those who look...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I’m not really sure what direction to take for this. The obvious is patchouli, but among my scents I don’t think LIDGE’s patch is really hippie enough. Maybe the gourmand aspect for the munchies...
  53. Re: Artificial Intelligence Can Now Create Perfumes, Even Without A Sense Of Smell

    They go to special pains to push the “free from bias” angle, but I think more and more it is being recognized that human biases can be and are reflected in AI and algorithms.
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Yep, with neroli scents I find I prefer traditional EdC types and ones closer to Neroli soliflores, so I’ve just accepted that they will disappear quickly and reapply as necessary, especially when I...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Mediterranean Neroli is pretty good. Nice neroli opening, then a bit green before developing into a darker woodier base. I got rid of my decant because unfortunately I’m overly sensitive to cypriol...
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    Re: Your most worn July 2019

    me



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    Dunhill Icon by Dunhill
    4 wears
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Different people definitely have different levels of sensitivity to certain ingredients and aroma chemicals. I see amroxide listed in the notes. Are you particularly sensitive to synthetic ambergris...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Really? Smells surprisingly natural to me.
  59. Re: Jeremy Fragrance's method of spraying - yes or no?

    Whatever works for you.

    I avoid spraying on my arms because it tends to transfer the scent to my clothes and furniture.

    Maybe including some sprays under your clothes (I only spray on my...
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    This is a pretty good run down of the current situation. Cologne Sologne is good, but it’s somewhat greener than most of the others and focuses on the green herbal elements of neroli rather than...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    2 Man


    Masterpiece. Perfection.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    Apart from the fact that I basically wear my entire wardrobe for myself (which isn’t really what the OP is getting at).

    Songe d’un Bois d’Ete

    Not that it’s especially animalic or offensive or...
  63. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    And that’s fine. I find them to be nice, but no groundbreaking or anything.
    Fragrance fans can often have this “death of a great house” attitude because the new male pillar isn’t in the style of...
  64. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    2 Man by Comme des Garçons.
  65. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    Several twists and turns. I'm going into this thing blind, and I have no idea whether there's a sudden bend just out of sight.
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Thanks for the information on synthetic ouds. I mistakenly only knew of black agar and firmenich’s oud accord.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I don’t have a no buy list, but with so many perfumes out there they get put very low on my list of priorities.
    Mainly because of price, but sometimes because of things the company has done; Bond...
  68. Re: Very very begginer, need help finding something spicey and Woody.

    Another vote for 2 Man. Woods, vetiver, white smoke, candle wax and a touch of clean cumin. Reminiscent of the woods in Autumn and a has a touch of lumberjack to it. I like to wear it with a flannel...
  69. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    Some of you have some funny ideas about what constitutes a suitable fragrance for summer, or your summers are particularly mild. Egoiste? Original Santal? Both are pretty cloying as soon as it gets...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    SOTE

    Felt like some neroli after my shower and before bed, so wearing a light application of Neroli Woods.
  71. Re: Terre d'Hermès: Death of a Great Fragrance House

    This thread should be pinned to the top of the forum as a reminder every time a major house comes out with a new male pillar and we are quick to decry it as the generic and the death of the house. In...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Oud Wood
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    Re: Explain your icon

    I had a picture of a tea flower for a long time (flower from a camellia sinensis) as they have quite a lovely, subtle aroma and it ties to my user name, but I’ve had Blanka from the video game Street...
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    Re: Clean Reserve Sueded Oud

    I bought Aqua Neroli and it’s an excellent Neroli Portofino clone. In fact I think I like it better than NP. I think it has already been discontinued. Rain was too floral for my tastes, so I...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    As much as this house interests me, I have nothing. I think I’ll have to go with iris and take it as an opportunity to give Orris & Sandalwood it’s first wearing in ages.
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    As an Aussie I fully intended to come into this thread to scoff at your so called “heat”’ but those temps are definitely hot, especially in buildings not designed for for hot weather.
    Stay safe and...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Ombré dans l’Eau on a personal trainer at the outdoor gym.

    Smells good, and certainly a nice break from the aquatics and fruitchoulis I normally smell.
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Slate by Banana Republic from a free sample when I bought Neroli Woods.

    Generic freshy. Reminds me of something, or perhaps everything. Slight aquatic effect, but not from calone. A touch of...
  79. Re: Has Anybody Tried the Philosykos Eau de Parfum yet?

    FWIW Philosykos EdP was fantastic in the Japanese summer (32-34 with very high humidity, similar to when I visited Vietnam). I’m a big fan of the EdP. I think it’s better than the EdT.
  80. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    I think I hit a similar crisis. Like you, Sel Marin is a staple. Other than that I mainly fled towards more fleeting EdC style scents and just accepted that I’d reapply them frequently. Florals ,...
  81. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    As a fan of Infusion d’Homme that doesn’t sound like a bad thing to me.
  82. Re: Got 3 old creed perfumes from my uncle, not sure if expired

    No, they are all expired. Luckily I will dispose of them for you free of charge.

    I will send you the address you should mail them to. You’re very lucky. You managed to catch them just in time....
  83. Re: Impressions, dispair and misery on me - search for a new summer scent

    I had to get rid of DHC for that reason. Never smelled musk in the base, just something scratchy, and I normally don’t mind scratchy woods. E.g. I know you can’t stand norlimbanol, but I generally...
  84. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    CK One Shock for Him

    Not bad. Not as cloying as I’d imagined it, but I feel I’ve got cocoa gourmands covered by LIDGE and DHP in my collection, and I’d probably choose either of them over this...
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    Re: Favorite Banana Republic Frag?

    Neroli Portofino isn’t really a clone or stronger version of 4711 to my nose. YMMV if you find them all 75% similar. In which case, stick with 4711 if the differences don’t matter to you and you...
  86. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Neroli Woods

    This is the budget Neroli Portofino clone you’ve been looking for.
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    Re: Favorite Banana Republic Frag?

    I’ve only tried Neroli Woods, but this is the best budget Neroli Portofino clone. Bright Neroli has more presence thanks to its patchouli and vetiver base, but I find bright neroli to be more similar...
  88. Re: Do you prefer having one signature fragrance or having a small collection to choose from?

    I think confining oneself to a signature fragrance is antithetical for most Basenoters, even though the concept is fairly common out in the general public. It has always struck me as too boring, and...
  89. Re: Choose and Rank Your 10 Favorite From This List

    Tam Dao EdT
    2 Man
    Sel Marin

    As my top 3. Not sure I can rank them after that, so the following are in no particular order.


    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Atelier Cedrat Envirant
    L'ombre Dans L'Eau
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    There are a number of notes like this for me, most particularly vanilla, but Annick Menardo has a way with vanilla that seems to let me enjoy the role it plays. Most particularly in Bulgari Black and...
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    Re: Smelled mont blanc explorer at Dillards

    This. Maybe it’s the price preying on my mind as well, but the lesser complexity and depth makes it an easier casual wear.

    Not man enough to wear Aventus? The fruity fresh aspects of Aventus means...
  92. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    The answer is, of course, it depends on the person. If I had received most of these suggestions when I first started looking at wearing fragrances 10 years or so ago my reaction would have been...
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    Re: Newbie - beginning a collection

    Definitely sample Aventus first. While it’s a fresh scent, I find it cloying and unbalanced in high humidity. e.g. Vietnam and summer in Japan, so approach with caution in Florida. Your mileage may...
  94. Re: Your Favorite Mall Store Fragrance/Favorite Mall Store for Fragrance

    Zara falls apart. H&M seems a bit better. UNIQLO is generally excellent quality, especially for the price. I have plenty of things more than 10 years old that are still going strong. UNIQLO focuses...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Here in Australia i last saw it for around 70-80 AUD (roughly 50-55 USD), but when I checked today it was 45 (a little over 30 USD) so I took the plunge.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26132531-3940.jpg

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26155465-2389.jpg

    Blind buys of some cheapies. Managed to find 100ml of Ck One Shock...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    On the verge of blind buying this, even though I have 100ml of Clean’s Aqua Neroli which is also awfully close to Neroli Portofino (albeit more expensive than this).
  98. Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    Ambre Sultan

    Interlude Man- to me this, like LADDM, is predominantly an amber fragrance, with some oud and incense.
  99. Re: Escentric Molecules - let's talk about it

    As most have said, M01 disappears. I can smell it from a distance, but up close I get nothing. I love the smell when I can smell it.
    I had decants of E01 and 02, but both were kind of boring.
    ...
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    Re: Powerful Cologne Type Frag

    This would normally be my number one suggestion, but not exactly accessible in terms of price. Distribution seems pretty good, it not sure if it’s easy to find if you’re outside a major city.
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