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    Re: NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    Not at all - seems most appropriate for the Autumn months.
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    Re: Similar perfumes to Gucci Rush???

    Bottega Veneta EDP is similar to Rush but coloured differently. It's also much smoother and more sultry than Rush. One of my favourites. http://www.basenotes.net/ID26132563.html
  3. Re: Shock and awww! Nasomatto Blamage mini email gif. Possibly nsfw

    Fragrance advertising is missing a sense of humour these days, so this is a welcome change.
  4. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    It's been a year of complete letdowns, but I totally agree with this.
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    Re: NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    For Her? I'm really not great at describing this sort of thing and I've yet to wear them side-by-side, but they have a similar sort of character whilst taking different directions. The musky accord...
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    Re: NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    Never mind, I went and bought a bottle immediately after testing it, which almost never happens. It's so beautifully creamy. I wish I could say more, but I'm not as good with words as Luca Turin. So...
  7. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    Ahh, fair enough. It's a five from me at least, an incredible achievement in modern perfumery.
  8. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    I've got a bottle of the Narciso, and it's every bit as beautiful as he describes. Wish he'd had the balls to bump it up to a five though; don't deny yourself the pleasure of doing so, Mr. Turin!
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    Re: Perfume that smells like blush

    Love, Chloe was intentionally created to smell like old-fashioned make-up, so that's a good one to look for.
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    NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    Has anybody had the chance to try this yet? It's out at Selfridges in the UK from today, and I'm having to restrain myself from blind-buying it.

    Notes:
    Top: White Gardenia, Rose
    Heart: Musk,...
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    Re: Velvet Orchid by Tom Ford

    I'm not a fan of Black Orchid, but that's solely on a personal level. I can accept that it's a very well-made, challenging perfume, which is exactly what Velvet Orchid isn't. A very static 'sweet'...
  12. Re: Name 3 Fragrances that the fragrance community loves, but you don't see the hype!

    /end of thread
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Michael Edwards lists it as follows:

    TOP: Orange
    HEART: Iris (Orris), Rose (Damascone)
    BASE: Cedarwood, Leather, Oud accord, Ambrette seeds
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    Poll: Re: L'air du Desert Marocain vs Ambre Sultan

    Likewise. The trademark Lutens sweetness doesn't work for me at all, so I vote Tauer.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    I'm only cautious because the Bvlgari Black Discontinued threads have popped up a number of times in the last few years and have proven to be false every time so far. Also, sales assistants have a...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    I think there's a good chance that it'll be placed into limited distribution like the Eau Parfumee au Thé line, but discontinued entirely? I don't think they really have sufficient reason to do away...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    A reliable source, eh? Sounds reliable.

    Black IS still on the website. http://en.bulgari.com/department.jsp?cat=cat00176
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    Re: Luca Turin on Lampblack (and others)

    And just as soon as Guerlain have a hit with LPRN Couture, they fire another blank with Limon Verde. Ah well, they can't all be winners, eh?
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    Re: Favorite French Fragrance

    That's Italian, I'm afraid!

    Like hednic, it's hard to choose, as most of my favourites are French. To pick three (one from each of my favourite French houses): Guerlain L'Heure Bleue, Chanel...
  20. Re: Luca Turin reviews La Petite Robe Noire Couture, Karl Lagerfeld

    Correct! Though I rather wish that he'd gone all the way and given it 5 stars. I'd have rushed out to the nearest dept. store to sample it.
  21. Re: Luca Turin reviews La Petite Robe Noire Couture, Karl Lagerfeld

    I'll be sure to mention if someone else gets it!
  22. Luca Turin reviews La Petite Robe Noire Couture, Karl Lagerfeld

    Featuring what I believe to be a Luca Turin first. See if you can spot it.
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    It's supposedly out now at Sephora in France: http://m.sephora.fr/index.html#!catalog/product/view/P1896012
  24. Re: A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    This was absolutely worth bumping a two-year old thread for.
  25. Re: Requests from my BOSSES - what would they like?

    Prada do some good skin scents, such as L'Eau Ambree and Infusion D'Iris.

    In terms of the vanilla suggestion, there's Eau de Shalimar perhaps?
  26. Re: TOM FORD to discontinue Jonquille de Nuit, Lys Fume and Ombre de Hyacinth

    I've heard Café Rose is getting a 100ml iteration, which means it's going to stick around in the line for a while.

    Anyway, the Tom Ford Private Blend seems to be a little rushed as of late. When...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Likewise, but not until this evening. Until then, it's another eau de cologne day for me. So warm today!
  28. Re: Best sandalwood-based scent available at a department store?

    Also agreed. No fault of Chanel's - the limitations on sandalwood have taken their toll on a number of great fragrances. Genuine sandalwood used to be readily available and proudly put on show in...
  29. Re: Best sandalwood-based scent available at a department store?

    Go to the women's section and try Guerlain Samsara. Longevity is very good, and the sillage can be pretty huge. Very good value in many places too.
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Anyone had a visit from the postman today?
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    Re: July Purchases

    I caved in and bought Tommy Girl today (stop laughing!). It was between this and Jour D'Hermes, but at £16 for 100ml, this stuff is extremely good value.
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Now available in the UK: http://m.muglerstore.co.uk/a-men-pure-coffee/M020101009.html
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    Re: Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    I sincerely doubt it, given that the original truly was limited. They would have sold all of their bottles on the initial run.
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    Mugler A*Men Pure Coffee to be re-released

    Just spotted on Mugler's UK website, not sure if it's also on the US/France website: http://www.mugler.co.uk/fragrances/4000/
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    Dating Shalimar EDC (Blue Box)

    Hello everyone, would anybody happen to know roughly when these Shalimar EDC bottles were in production? Looking at ordering one but they're online only. Thanks in advance!

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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I suppose with Eau de Shalimar, one could argue that it fills the gap of a Shalimar that's appropriate for warmer weather, whereas with Parfum Initial certain people saw that it was marketed to...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    My first Synchronised Friday! What a fun concept. Also gives me an excuse to wear Chanel Eau de Cologne.
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    That must be a first for a fragrance? Never seen an app for a release before.

    Seems like they're putting a lot behind this release, particularly in Gay Paree. This could make or break Thierry...
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    Re: July Purchases

    I've got Shalimar Parfum Initial on the way, to quell any discontinuation fears.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    They're easy to tell apart, thankfully. The old bottle is tall, whereas the new bottle is short and wide and resembles the classic Chanel No. 5 bottle. For comparison:


    Old...
  41. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    In City of Angels (1998), whilst poking around Meg Ryan's apartment, Nicholas Cage spritzes himself in the eyes with Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I'm finally sampling this in the coming days, can't wait!
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    That sort of thing makes me wonder if it's a poor translation from French. Like with foreign literature, it often doesn't sound quite right when translated to English, either because it's an unusual...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    There's been no official confirmation, but Monsieur Guerlain posted a while back that there was speculation about it. Plus, I've seen stocks not being replaced in department stores and PI turning up...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I feel like they're trying their utmost to introduce it to new audiences, but new audiences just aren't that interested in it. Something like Parfum Initial would probably have done much better if...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    I'm trying it today and that's the general vibe I'm getting. It's got that cosmetics/lipstick accord, but with added sweetness. Much prefer Dior Homme, which itself is perfectly unisex.
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    NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    Supposedly the replacement for Shalimar Parfum Initial (2011), a new flanker has been released on the Guerlain website. http://www.guerlain.com/int/en-int/eau-de-parfum-0
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I'll be going to test this later today, as I've never really given it a chance. I've heard mixed things though, so I'm hoping for the best.
  49. Sticky: Re: Recently Discontinued/ Due To Be Discontinued Fragrances......???

    It went into a big clearance sale that L'Artisan had here in the UK, along with others such as Passage d'Enfer.

    I've heard elsewhere that Shalimar Parfum Initial is being discontinued? Anyone know...
  50. Re: Article: The Top Ten: Discontinued Women's Fragrances

    Ahh, that's fair enough then. I think they're taking Rush off the market too, I've seen it on sale at a number of stores in the last few days.
  51. Great list. I'd also add Gucci Envy (don't Gucci...

    Great list. I'd also add Gucci Envy (don't Gucci have a terrible habit for discontinuing great fragrances?) and Shiseido Nombre Noir.
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    Re: NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    Indeed it is. I recall it being a slightly sweeter Wonderwood.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I splurged at the Chanel counter today, and left with 31 Rue Cambon and No. 19.

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  54. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    Now available on Tom Ford's website: http://www.tomford.com/fragrance/private-blend/

    I'm wearing Neroli Portofino tonight, and as much as it's pretty much the only fragrance I can wear on...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    Chanel seem really half-arsed with their masculines these days. Still, I'll see what others think before passing judgement on the fragrance.
  56. Re: Is Bogart Pour Homme a "Sexy" fragrance?

    Scents in and of themselves aren't really 'sexy'. Same with clothes, they can look (smell) great and add a lot of character to a person, but it wouldn't make me want to dive into bed with them.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Ooh, that's next on my to-buy list.

    John Lewis had the 100ml of Prada Infusion d'Iris for less than the 50ml, so I bought a big bottle of that.
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    NEW: Comme Des Garcons Wonderoud

    The oud train is now arriving at Dover Street station. http://www.nstperfume.com/2014/05/29/comme-des-garcons-wonderoud-new-fragrance.
  59. Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford - Mandarino di Amalfi & Costa Azzurra

    This should really be in General, but I'm interested nonetheless.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Yeah, I did get round to trying the new version, and it did last much longer than my sample of the tall bottle. Very good indeed, think I'd probably get more wear out of this than Chanel No. 19,...
  61. Re: Need a ladies opinion on Tuscan Leather

    It is definitely intended as a unisex fragrance, but something about TL pushes it towards 'masculine' for me. Still completely wearable by a woman, though I'm not a big fan of this one. Too one-note...
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Is this still good then? Might pick up a bottle this week, after a long time wrangling between this and No. 19.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*MEN Pure Wood

    The worst perfume ad campaign since Tom Ford for Men.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    It's back on Chanel's website (at least in the UK). That bottle is so darn pretty.

    http://i.imgur.com/C1MoMpO.jpg
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    Re: Fragrance free days or zones?

    Whenever I have any kind of nasal ailment, ie. colds or flu, and headaches tend not to mix well with fragrance. I also feel that it's inappropriate to wear fragrance at funerals, and wearing...
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming

    That's a very good point. Didn't like Fate Man at all, but Fate Woman was stunning.

    I really like Amouage at the moment. They've got a pretty good release schedule going (two per year?), but I...
  67. Re: Supposed new A*Men flanker will be: Pure Wood

    I really do wish that Mugler would give us something original and new. This flanker business is so hard to get excited about.
  68. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    I guess I'm slightly less cynical about this one because CDG are hardly a household name in perfumery. If, say, Coty or Procter & Gamble were to heave up a fragrance and put Pharrell's mug on it, I'd...
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    Re: New uk based sample service?

    Just to add that I had a very good experience with this site. There was a delay with my order, but they informed me about why this was and they added another free sample to my order to make up for...
  70. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Now if CDG were to collaborate with Sting, then I would indeed write the fragrance off immediately.

    Back on subject, this sounds like it should be worth a try at least. CDG is a generally...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Yeah, he did criticise a few in the Little Book of Perfumes, though he praised the Dior Homme reformulation**. He also ranked the Yohji Homme re-issue 4 stars rather than 5.

    One notable review in...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Yep.

    Doubt there's gonna be many new 5-star fragrances. There was Fate Woman a while ago, and I think possibly Penhaligon's Sartorial could get the nod. Maybe Fille en Aiguilles, or Absolue Pour...
  73. Re: Who would wear Black by Comme des Garçons

    Wear it in a trendy Tokyo cafe, whilst you read your copy of Monocle.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    The longevity's great if you can tolerate it for that long. Like a man who talks for hours but never says anything of any worth.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    Tried this tonight, finally. If I was to judge it on the first 10 minutes, I would have bought it on the spot. Loved that classic Dior Homme iris mixed in with the citrusy notes. Half an hour later,...
  76. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    Currently Givenchy Insense, but I'm also looking for vintage Shalimar. Wouldn't mind trying vintage L'Heure Bleue at some point either, even though I really like the current stuff.
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    Re: Dior Homme Eau for Men

    That's $1.20 per ml. Ergo, fairly expensive. Also, not everyone has a massive budget, and the average shopper certainly isn't going to spend that much on a mediocre fragrance. The fact that you...
  78. Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    Pink and blue gender marketing? Sod off, Guerlain.
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    Re: SoLippy.co.uk

    Worth reporting them to trading standards?
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Had a ton of luck with Guerlain this month. Today I got a vintage Guerlain Habit Rouge.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    Vintage Guerlain Jicky EDP arrived today.

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Guerlain-Jicky-Eau-De-Parfum-50ml-Refill-/00/s/MTMwOFgxMDEw/z/qvwAAOxyOMdS472y/$_57.JPG
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    Poll: Re: Sahara Noir or Avignon?

    Love both but I'll say Avignon because it's much better value for money.
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    Re: UK Basenoters...

    Debenhams, John Lewis and the Beauty Bazaar (Harvey Nichols).
  84. Re: Something like Dior Homme but for a woman?

    Dior Homme was named by Luca Turin as one of the ten best masculine-marketed fragrances for women. Note the term I used there - masculine-marketed. It's not strictly for men, nor is any fragrance...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit: a unisex

    I think Jicky is perhaps the most 'masculine' of the classic Guerlains, but I find them all pretty wearable by men. Mitsouko and Apres L'Ondee are particular favourites of mine.
  86. Re: It seems to me I am Anti-Chanel... Anyone else on here?

    Egoiste might just be my favourite designer fragrance marketed towards men. I find Antaeus a bit butch and Pour Monsieur a little bit too 'classic', but can appreciate the artistry and creativity in...
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    Re: M7 Vintage purchase - ebay

    I bought from him too, perfectly legit. God damn are those prices going up though. I paid a good £15 less than that.
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    Re: Pure Malt here to stay?

    Get it new while you still can, because there's never any certainty with these things.
  89. Perhaps the worst Grey Vetiver eBay fake of all time

    ...and the seller has sold at least 3 on Buy It Now, and has an auction with 18 bids standing at £46. Don't get scammed this Christmas, folks! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181271983207
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  90. Re: What have you bought this Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

    You lucky son of a gun.

    Me and a few others in a Facebook group had orders cancelled after an offer turned out to be a glitch. Thanks, Byredo. :(
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    Poll: Re: Coromandel LIDG LIDGE

    LIDGE might just be Guerlain's greatest masculine. I like Coromandel, but it's definitely not my favourite from the Les Exclusifs line. I do think there's room in a collection for 2 out of the 3...
  92. Re: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche price going up..

    Yep, it's a must-try for any fragrance fan. Could be Tom Ford's greatest creation.
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    Re: TF Private Label Suggestions

    Noir de Noir and Italian Cypress are the best IMO. One is a chocolatey rose and perhaps my favourite rose/oud on the market, and the other is a 70s-inspired woody-aromatic, like a perfected version...
  94. Re: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche price going up..

    Yeah, I said about a year ago that it was time to stock up if you like it. Apparently the La Collection version isn't as bad as it was initially perceived to be, but if you like the tin can version,...
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    Re: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

    Tried it today at John Lewis. The only similarity I get to Amber Absolute is that it has frankincense in it. Whilst I found Amber Absolute to be almost unbearably balmy and strong, this one strikes a...
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    Re: Lost for what to buy :\

    Yeah, don't buy something for the sake of buying it. I could never encourage reckless spending!

    (though if you're looking for DHS Mervin, I have one on sale elsewhere, slightly used...)
  97. Re: If you're a Mafia boss, what would you were?

    Agreed.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, April 30, 2013

    Tom Ford Neroli Portofino

    http://br.eonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/tom-ford-Neroli-Portofino.jpg
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    Re: Your rarest fragrance

    Likewise. That or vintage M7.
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    Re: Allure Homme Sport

    To me, it smells 'nice' but it's so nondescript that I really don't enjoy wearing it. It's been relegated to room spray status now.
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