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  1. Re: Possible Trouble at Parfums Retro or Just a Temporary Bump in the Road?

    At the suggestion of the two members above, I contracted Jeffrey Dame, and he got back to me very promptly to say they new bottles of Grand Cuir and the other Parfums Retro fragrances would be...
  2. Thread: Grey hair

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    Re: Grey hair

    Buy American Crew Classic Gray Shampoo, and it will make salt-and-pepper hair look strong. Just add working on your physical fitness and weight; use a good moisturizer and sun screen and you will...
  3. Re: Anyone here use American Crew's Body washes/Shampoos/Conditioners?

    Having "salt and pepper" hair, I use Crew Classic Gray Shampoo, and it's very good.
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    Puig buy Penhaligon's and L'Artisan

    Somewhere in the middle of the earlier comments, I find this mildly disturbing.
  5. Re: The new regulations regarding sending fragrances via mail

    I find this all very confusing. I contacted a favorite perfumer of mine in Italy who told me they could sell and send fragrances directly to me in Connecticut. Manufacturers obviously have to have...
  6. Re: My first experience with the vintage versus new formulations -- Hermes Bel Ami

    Went to the Hermes store in NYC and tried Bel Ami. I was very disappointed. I wore this a lot back in the day when it was redolent with deep fragrant mixtures of leather, citrus and spice. Today's...
  7. Re: Lauder for men - Vintage or reformulation? Or not at all?

    The bottle I bought at Bloomies a couple of weeks ago has a dark cap (black/grey/dark green, I don't know) and gold on top of the cap with the single word "Lauder". It only says, "Lauder for Men" on...
  8. Re: Lauder for men - Vintage or reformulation? Or not at all?

    I think the current version smells very nice, and I enjoy it. It could be a bit longer lasting, and I can see how an earlier version may have been a bit more "ruthless" in its projection, but this...
  9. Atkinson's 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract-- Initial Thoughts

    Recently, I have had the pleasure of sampling Atkinson's New 24 Old Bond Street Triple Extract and find on first impressions that while it may be a tad "generic", it does have tremendous longevity. ...
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    Re: Most underrated/overrated

    Overrated: Creed Aventus

    Underrated: Lauder for Men
  11. Re: Scents smell so much better on people who are well-mannered, well-dressed etc.

    That goes the other way too. If you work at being well mannered and well dressed, adding a scent that compliments a suave and sophisticated affect will complete the picture.
  12. Possible Trouble at Parfums Retro or Just a Temporary Bump in the Road?

    I have been sampling all three of the new fragrances from Parfums Retro, with particular attention to Grand Cuir which I like very much. I had decided to purchase a bottle, but found out that it has...
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    Re: Oriza L. Legrand Vétiver Royal Bourbon

    This is not like Guerlain Vetiver; it's not like Grey Vetiver; or V Extraordinaire; it's more old work. I have a sample that I am using, and I find it unique but retro and unisex. I am not sure I...
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    Ordered both from Luckyscent.com, looking forward...

    Ordered both from Luckyscent.com, looking forward to sampling these intriguing fragrances.
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    Pomades and Brilliantines

    Pomades and brilliantines are great hair products. I believe I have posted on this topic before, but I wanted to alert anyone interested to some great new (new for me) products lines:

    JS Sloane...
  16. Re: Does Le Labo Rose 31 smell like cinnamon chewing gum to you?

    No, I think it is an incredible rose/spicey/cinnamon masterpiece.
  17. Re: Masculine Scent Recomendations for a Young Man

    Grabazzi
    Bel Ami
    Havana
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I think the answer is that the new PPH is nothing like the classic masterpiece, and not something worth seeking out.
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella

    The Spanish Leather; and Nostalgia.
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    Re: Buying my Dad Some New Cologne

    A lot of good ones here, one more option, Eau Sauvage Parfum; it doesn't smell a lot like classic Eau Sauvage, but your dad, as I am, is a mature gentleman, so he might like the Parfum of Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: Bay Rum homemade pomade

    Just a quick update on pomades. The excellent Dapper Man (no, not Dapper Dan) Pomade has really nice new artwork on the cans and the product continues to be excellent. I have just purchased JS...
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    Re: Do u guys like this dress and shoes?

    Late to the party on this one, I know, but just to comment: I like the dress a lot, but I think all of the shoes are too much with the dress. I would suggest something more subdued; a pair of dark...
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    Re: Scarf with overcoat

    It's hard to say about patterns because it's dependent on how strong the herringbone patterns is in the coat. Herringbone can be bold or muted and subtle. If it's more on the subtle side, I would...
  24. Re: Looking for some suggestions for unique yet versatile frags

    Mark Birley Charles Street-- coffee, a touch of cigarettes, tires, raspberry….

    And then there's Nostalgia by SMN, leather car seat that also morphs to something like tart raspberry.
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    Re: Bold Perfumes

    Duc de Vervins is a good one.
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    Old Post Road Shaving Soap Wonderful!

    I did a search and noticed that no one, not even me, has posted about a wonderful and simple shaving product-- Old Post Road Shaving Soap. This is the best shaving product I have used. I really like...
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    Re: Best vetiver

    I like Villoresi Vetyver
    But I love Detaille Escrimeur -- a terrific unsung vetiver fragrance
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    Re: Made In America ...

    Rose 31 also, and America One supposedly made right in the basement of the Plaza Hotel.
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    Re: What men shouldn't do

    Of course it's obvious, but baseball caps in decent restaurants make want to strangle the bloke. Of course, so many do it I would be seriously out numbered.
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    Re: Best shoes for a casual date?

    Austen Heller, great shoes for around $200.
  31. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    I would probably go for Octavarium's Creed Windsor.
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    Chevalier D'Orsay New Bottle Sampled

    I went to Bergdorf's the other day and took a spritz of a new bottle of my old favorite Chevalier. It wasn't bad, but it did not smell very much like the last bottle I had which I finished more than...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Gendarme, what a revelation that was back in the day!

    I stole a little of Dad's English Leather Lime; and maybe an touch of Old Spice, but Gendarme was the first I bought and used a lot.
  34. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    Bell' Antonio-- pipe tobacco and coffee.
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Krigler
    Mazzolari
    Mark Birley
    Divine
    Detaille
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    Re: Suggest new niche house

    Krigler
    Mazzolari
    Mark Birley
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    Re: What do u think of these neckerchief?

    The first is too Western; and second is nice.
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    Re: America One (31) by Krigler

    I will take your suggestion as to a possible new home for America One under advisement, if we don't stay together. Somehow I think, however, that we will. Sometimes I think it smells like detergent...
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    Re: Divine fragances

    I love Homme Sage and Homme de couer very much. I have not taken to Infini very well, but that's because the other two are so great. Sage for cooler months; Coeur for Spring and Summer.
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    Re: America One (31) by Krigler

    Good luck finding a good deal on this as you know it's in impossibly limited distribution. There's one way that it could happen, however, and that is someone who buys it and thinks the better of it...
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    America One (31) by Krigler

    Well, after about two years of trying and disliking this fragrance, or being confused by it, I finally purchased it today at the Plaza Hotel kiosk. I think the factors that militated in the...
  42. Re: What is the Best Unique Casual Cologne You Own?

    Royal Rugby by the Royal Lyme Company of Bermuda is a great casual fragrance that might suit you and it's about $39 at Brooks Brothers.
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    Re: I just bought Aramis.

    I don't think it's around anymore, Luckyscent dropped it, but G-11 by Il Profumo is IMHO a more modern take on Aramis.
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    Re: Cucumber-based frag ?

    One of the Frank of Los Angeles fragrances has or had a distinctive cucumber note. It's not No. 3, which is a warm Fall/Winter scent. It's either No. 1 or No. 2. I have a sneaking suspicion,...
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    Re: Fragrance houses you generally dislike

    Easy for me: Frapin, because I don't like heavily gourmand fragrances. Also, although I wouldn't say I don't like it, I am not a fan of Caron. That one, I don't know why. I stay away from Killians,...
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    Re: Getting dad cologne for christmas

    Chanel Pour Homme.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    My search for the reissued PPH was a matter of some interest on my part, I must say the ardor is fading. If the manufacturer really wanted to get this out in the US, one would think that it would be...
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    Most Un-Sexy Fragrances You Like

    Several fragrances that have appealed to me from time to time over the years were decidedly un-sexy; un-romantic, and definitely not intended (IMO) to attract anyone in a "personal" way. Four come...
  49. Atkinsons' New Fragrances Spotted at Barney's NYC

    Barney's New York has all the new Atkinson fragrances. I tried them all (I believe there are six of them), and liked only 24 Old Bond Street. The Odd Fellows' Bouquet is well named. It smelled...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Not a word; silent as the grave. I don't think they are going to get it anytime soon; if ever. I may not ask again, they think I am a bit nuts. It's funny how the staff at such a place doesn't...
  51. Re: The 1980s were THE most important for male fragrance

    Agreed based upon no special knowledge, but yet it was a time when all aspects of style were more important than they are today. It was nice back then when we were young.

    I remember was a big...
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    Re: Today I Bought: November, 2013

    Chanel Pour Homme at Barney's in The City.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Well, went back to Bergdorf's Mens Store again this past week, and there is no sign of a return of the PPH in the US. At least, not at this store where it was supposedly going to be sold. I doubt...
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    Re: What are your favourite clothing brands?

    New York Area Custom and Bespoke makers:

    Rory Duffy
    Leonard Logsdail and Carnaby Custom
    Umberto the Tailor in Wilton, CT

    All great.
  55. Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme Rare Fragrance Sighting

    Recently saw a few bottles of VC&A at Bergdorf's in NYC for the first time in years. Made a notation in my rare fragrance finds Moleskin notebook. "Today I saw....several square black bottles...."...
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    Re: Inexpensive Vetiver to buy?

    + 1 for the new Carven; it is very nice. Also, "V" by St. Charles Shaving costs almost nothing at it is as good as many $60 and up vetivers.
  57. Re: Duc de Vervins "Something Made Me Do It"

    Thanks for your kindness, and also that you really recognized what I was trying to say. It is the ephemeral chasing the ephemeral that so caught me in the contemplation of what I had done. Of...
  58. Re: My fragrance journey has come to and end. My last bottle.

    I felt that way some time ago, and left these boards for a considerable period of time, and now, albeit somewhat infrequently, I am back, and buying a few things now and then. Yes, the heat of the...
  59. Duc de Vervins "Something Made Me Do It"

    Today my order from Amazon with Duc de Vervins arrived, and I put it on cautiously. This is a potentially atomic fragrance, which reminds me of the similarly "loudly voiced" Van Cleef & Arpels in...
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    Re: Creed: Summer Fragrances For Men.

    Green Valley is a summer fragrance.
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    Re: New Launch - M. Micallef Royal Vintage

    Other reviewers have found it to be pleasant but not dissimilar to things already on the market. I would be interested in more specifics as to whynyounfind this scent so appealing. Thanks.
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    Re: Aeroplane by Detaille

    Aeroplane is a light citrus and spice fragrance that reminds me initially of Eau Savage, but Aeroplane goes it's own way on the dry down. I am just beginning my sampling of this and all of the...
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    Re: Escrimeur by Detaille

    This past week, I received samples of all of the Detaille mens' fragrances. I will proceed to try them all and post reviews, especially those which have been entirely neglected thus far. I must say...
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    Re: Peep toes and tights?

    I think it could be a cute look.
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    Re: Undershirt?

    There's a great new line of undershirts and t shirts by Mack Weldon that's worth checking out.
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    Re: Aeroplane by Detaille

    A "little birdy" tells me that Detaille fragrances will be coming back to the States sometime later this year. Looking forward to that.
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    Re: First impression of Frapin Speakeasy

    This one convinced me that gourmand and otherwise food/drink scents are not for me. I won't review it because I don't understand it, so I don't want to pan it, but the entire Frapin line has helped...
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    Re: Escrimeur by Detaille

    Thank you Prince Barry, based upon this, I went on line and ordered the sample set of mens' fragrances directly from Detaille. As I recall Ecrimeur was a very "bottle worthy" fragrance. Will also...
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    Re: Escrimeur by Detaille

    I really like Escrimeur, and bought it years ago at Takashimaya when they were still in New York. I had heard Detaille had closed down, but hopefully that is not the case. I have wanted to buy...
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    Re: DETAILLE _ PARIS CALLING – Series 1

    Somewhere I seem to have read or heard that dear old Detaille had gone out of business. I can't find any verification one way or the other. I certainly hope it's not true, and I would love to...
  71. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    I second the newer version of Yatagan as an improvement. It's still somewhat "out there," but the earlier one I tried some six or so years ago was to my an industrial stringy Eau de Pinesol and...
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    Re: Meerschaum by Soivohle

    thebeck: I am curious why you prefer, or preferred at the time you posted this note, Tobacco and Tulle to Meerschaum. I just ordered the Meerschaum, but not the T&T so would be interested in your...
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    Re: Best Tobacco Scents Out There

    So far, Cuba by SMN is the best cigar tobacco fragrance I've tried, and unquestionably the best pipe tobacco scent would be Bell Antonio by Hilde Soliani. I am now going to try Meerschaum.

    I...
  74. Re: L'Homme Infini by Divine - Any opinions yet?

    I hate to be a bit of a "nay sayer" about this, and I have only been wearing Infini for three days, but so far I am not crazy about this one. It's woody with a lot of pepper all right, but not much...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, November 25th, 2012

    The new L'homme Infini by Divine, from a sample.
  76. Re: L'Homme Infini by Divine - Any opinions yet?

    Got the card, not sure what I think. Am now ordering samples of this and Speakeasy by Frapin from our friends at Scent Bar out in the California, and will report back.
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    Re: Need help with the Hugh Parsons line.

    Oxford St. Is a fantastic fragrance. See my review on the Oxford St. Page. Will try Kings Rd. and will review. I have to agree with the others commenting above. There's almost nothing about Hugh...
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    Re: Confused by Hugh Parsons offerings

    Yellow is not the same as Kings Road. I just ordered both Kings Road and Oxford St. on Amazon. Kings Rd. is a much more recent offering. Yellow is in the same vein as Acqua di Parma. Blue is a...
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    Re: Basenoters love wristwatches!

    If you want to check out a great mechanical watch in the 1K to 2K price range you should check out Nomos. Fabulous. I have an Orion that is so classy it's almost ridiculous.
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    Re: Slips -- a thing of the past?

    Another guy chiming in-- sounds like slips are out because dresses are out. Reminds me of how rare it is to see a woman in a lady's business suit wearing hosiery. I love to see the Duchess of...
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    Re: Boring, Boring, Boring Nothingness.......

    Houbigant Royal Fougere...starts off in a very interesting way, and the dry down (which comes quickly) is dull.
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    Re: Dandies in the Group?

    I like the way you think! Fragrance without a fabulous look is like a battery powered gadget without the batteries. Well done that man!
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    Dandies in the Group?

    Anyone here enough of a dandy to wear either a collar pin or tie bar, or as Astaire was want to do, both?
  84. Re: Ladies and Gentlemen: Do You Wear Perfume to Bed?

    Of course! Most frequently Givenchy Gentleman, except when its hot then Acqua di Parma or Hierbas de Ibiza something along that line.
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    Re: So I recently turned 30....

    For the record, 30 is young, and you could do no better than the Cuir Pleine suggested above, which IMHO won't work as well for you in ten years or so. I personally think Cardinal also by Heeley is...
  86. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Golf and bespoke/custom clothing. Both are more expensive than collecting fragrances.
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    Re: Aramis Incompetent

    The fragrances are very competent, and I really like many of them. They are not competent in promoting their scents. Special Reserve was the finest iteration of original Aramis that has ever been...
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    Re: Chevalier d'Orsay

    I have a bottle of Chevalier from about 2007. Is that the reformulation being negatively referred to above, or has it been reformulated (again) since 2007? Bergdorf's hasn't had any d'Orsays for a...
  89. Re: What is your favorite time of the year for fragrances?

    As with clothing and style-- Fall is best for fragrances. Just to name two that burst out with glorious richness in the cool air: Givenchy Gentleman and Caraceni 1913 are fantastic this time of year....
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    Aramis Incompetent

    Aramis had a fragrance called Impeccable, which was out for about five minutes. I looked for it with some intention, and never saw it anywhere. They've now announced a new one called Aramis...
  91. Re: Funniest fragrance/brand pronunciations you've heard?

    I don't think it's the funniest pronunciation I've ever heard but I once overheard a young lady say to her male fragrance-sampling companion that a certain "mimosa" fragrance didn't smell like...
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    Re: Mark birley

    Before you buy original Birley, try Mark Birley Charles Street. It's my new signature fragrance, and I think it is one up on the original, and as good or better than so-called classics costing twice...
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    Re: Creed Windsor 2

    I am not positive, as I have only tried I and II a few times at Bergdorf's in New York, but to me, however, Windsor I was more decidedly feminine, and Windsor II is less so. In fact, I came within...
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    Re: Two new Profumums

    Trying Eccelso right now from a pair of samples from Luckyscents. I am not terribly impressed. It is not what I would call a classic scent; I am finding it too perfumy, but I will give it some more...
  95. Re: Don Draper

    Aramis
  96. Re: a watch like my fragrances: classy and high quality at reasonable price

    Oris watches. Mechanical. Classic. Check out the culture collection and you will by one. Only mechanical watches have inherent value. Quartz watches tell time. Mechanical watches have inherent...
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    Re: Le Labo Rose 31

    A masterpiece.
  98. Re: Do you wear any fragrances you swore you would never wear?

    Yes, I am wearing Givenchy Gentleman, which I thought I would never wear, because I've learned the manly art of light spraying; and I wear it only in cool weather.
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    Hugh Parson's Traditional Blue fab dry down as Mark Birley Charles St.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd October 2011

    A Autumn chill in the air and it seemed right to break out the Knize Ten.
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