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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Thanks, will do! I heard great things about it. I ordered blind after email consultation with the perfumer, even though she did recommend sampling first, but i still did.

    She did mention though...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    In the past couple weeks:

    - 30 ml bottle of Olympic Orchids Dev 4
    - 30 ml bottle of Olympic Orchids Woodcut

    Also waiting for some samples from Pekji. Looking forward to try this house and see...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Noir de Noir.

    Won me over at second wearing, not the first. But still counts.
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    Wanted: Norma Kamali Incense

    Probably beating a dead horse here, but I thought i give it a shot.

    Seeking a 15 ml or 30 ml decant of Norma Kamali Incense.

    International shipping.

    Regards
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    Re: Fragrances for summer

    Armani Code Sport Athlete (Longevity 10+ hours regardless of dry skin/humidity).
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    2.5oz Tester.

    Sent from Galaxy Note 3
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Profumo is actually beautiful and i'm glad i bought a bottle today. I think it's the best of the series.

    It's more similar to Essenza than the original.

    I wore Essenza a lot last year but it...
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    Re: Ideal summer Chanel

    My Scent of the day as well and i couldn't agree more!
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    Re: Kohl's for fragrances.

    Never knew they carry fragrances. I used to shop there for clothes occasionally when i lived in the Philly suburbs.
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Robert Piguet Casbah
    Parfums 137 Olibanum
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    Re: Best projection and non offensive scent

    Armani Code Sport Athlete
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    Re: Worth every penny

    Calligraphy Rose
    Robert Piguet Casbah
    Norma Kamali Incense
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    Re: What do you think of Gucci Pour Homme?

    Great scent and i love it.

    At first, the lack of dynamics put me off as i enjoy more "lively" scents that evolve on the skin. But there's something about that papyrus woody ambery wall which i...
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    Re: 24 Scentstory Live Another Day....

    Here's a clarification i received by email from Scentstory a while ago regarding those releases. Didn't want to create a new thread about it, but since this thread popped up, i'll quote it here. So...
  15. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    +1 Truly wonderful in hot weather.
  16. Re: Fresh, subtle, elegant scent for work in a very warm summer climate?

    Acqua Di Gio Essenza
  17. Re: What *one* fragrance give you the most longevity?

    Casbah: It just doesn't give up....for days...even after showers....with relentless whiffs harassing next SOTDs.

    The only way to get it off completely is to spend extra time in the shower...
  18. Re: Let's be frank: spring is time for frankincense.

    Love your post OP.

    Sahara Noir, despite its not-so-distant launch time, has become a staple to be reckoned with by all frankincense lovers. In the middle east, it's flying off the shelves like...
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    Re: Purchases for the coming summer?

    I'm going to test (when available) the new Mugler Ultra Zest and the new Armani Acqua di go. If i like them i'll buy them both.

    Not planning to buy anything else.
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    Re: 'Goth' fragrance

    Slumberhouse Jeke
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    Re: Top gourmand frags

    Golden Dust
    Chocolate Crave
    Ore
    Jaipur
    Brecourt Haram
    +1 Pure Malt 2013
    Un Bois Vanille

    +1 Givenchy Play Intense
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    Re: Top Spring frags

    Armani Privee Figuier Eden
    Fahrenheit
    Narciso Rodriguez Musk For Him
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    Re: Citrus frags with good longevity

    Armani Code Sport Athlete
  24. Thread: Pipe Smoker

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    Re: Pipe Smoker

    What you need to get is Golden Dust Perfume oil.

    It smells exactly like aromatic pipe tobacco. You can get it from ebay or Amazon uk. It's a roll on but it projects and lasts very well.

    One...
  25. Thread: Burning Wood

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    Re: Burning Wood

    Serge Noire
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    Re: The Matrix Neo You're The 1

    Fahrenheit
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    Re: Changing your scent

    Yes
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    Re: Best Value Fragrance You've Ever Purchased?

    For me, the best value fragrance in my wardrobe is Robert Piguet Casbah. A little pricey yes but it goes a long way thanks to the reasons mentioned by Buzzlepuff above.

    It's my best value...
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    Re: Cytrusy refreshner for hot weather

    From your list: Un Jardin en mediterrane

    My -not on your list- favorites:
    - Orange Sanguine
    - Armani Code Sport Athlete
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    Re: Winter/Cold Frags

    This past winter i went very heavy in usage on my incense collection, with the most wearings going to Rundholz Apr.6.1968 ​and Robert Piguet Casbah just behind.
  31. Re: Recommendations for a good quality typical ARABIC/EASTERN type of men's scent

    Golden Dust perfume oil: Musk, vanilla, honey and tobacco (although not listed in the notes but I can detect plenty).

    Can be found on Amazon UK and eBay.

    A must have in my opinion.
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    Re: February 2015 - Most Worn Fragrances

    Gucci Pour Homme 15
    Casbah 5
    Calligraphy Rose 4
    Fahrenheit 4
    Tabac Original 4
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    Poll: Re: Do You Have a Collection or a Wardrobe?

    Exactly this for me as well.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    http://parfum-minsk.by/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/7.jpeg


    Two backups (Testers) from a small local store
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    Re: Fragrances you can't stop sniffing

    Fahrenheit
    Tabac original
    Calligraphy Rose
    Rundholz Apr 6 1968

    Those, along with many other favorites.
  36. Re: Suggestions for a very long lasting soapy fresh out of the shower fragrance

    Tabac original Eau de cologne
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    Re: Scents that remind you of a log cabin

    Gucci Pour homme
  38. Re: Divatologist's application method for prolonged longevity. Does it work for you?

    I spray more on the chest and less on the neck (sometimes even none) and wear my shirt right away. This always seems to work especially with weaker scents (though i don't have many).

    An extra...
  39. Re: Is it too much to have ADG and Polo blue at the same time?

    Not too similar for me. I don't get any melons in ADG.

    Polo Blue is very nice. It's vegetale juicy fruity (melons, cucumbers). It's sweeter than ADG which is more of an aromatic slightly spicy...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I like that description. I agree.
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    Re: Best rose and best leather

    Rose: Aramis Calligraphy Rose
    Leather: Blackbird
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    Re: My Top 10 under $30.

    - Tabac Original. I'm on a sudden addiction on this scent again. It happens every time i buy a new replacement bottle. Probably my favorite scent in my wardrobe right now.

    - Lanvin Sport
  43. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    2011-present:

    Tabac original
    Terre D'hermes
    Bleu de Chanel
    Armani Code Sport Athlete
    Aqua Di Gio Essenza
    24 Gold
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    http://www.billigparfume.dk/product_images/q/tabac_edc_original_men_billigparfume__23385.jpg

    One of my favorites scents ever. Every time i finish a bottle and wait a while before getting a new...
  45. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    So you set the rules here about where and why to post appropriate responses to original posts in each thread ?

    I replied to the thread based on the idea of "giving" a gesture to someone in need in...
  46. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    Exactly.
  47. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    Neither. Just because i described what he does for a living and his disability doesn't mean that's the reason i do it, so calm down your little shiny drama-queen butterflies.

    He's just a super...
  48. Re: Would it be crude to give our unwanted fragrances to the homeless?

    I do it every year, not to homeless, but to a guy who is part of the cleaning crew at my workplace. He's around 50 and he was born with an intense stutter. One of the hardest working and nicest guys...
  49. Re: Your top 5 niche scents, released the past 6 years ( Not including Creed)

    Absolue Pour Le Soir
    Rundholz Apr.03.1968
    Robert Piguet Casbah
    Blackbird
    Ore

    X Factors (i consider them niche in terms of exclusivity/limited distribution and quality):
    - Sahara Noir
    -...
  50. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    This is a gorgeous scent.
  51. Re: What are your 'workhorse' fragrances?(most versatile)

    In 2014, it was Armani Code Sport Athlete, unfortunately discontinued and replaced with the mediocre Armani Code Ice.

    The SA who i get my discounted designers from said he can still get me Sport...
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    You will have different answers from everyone obviously. The "IT" factor will depend on everyone's favorite notes etc...

    For me, if we're gonna talk versatile, top projection, top longevity,...
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    Re: Thinking of Incense....

    Robert Piguet Casbah
    Sahara Noir
    Rundholz Apr.03.1968
    Incense Pure

    If you're sampling Tauer: Incense Extreme, Incense Rose
  54. Re: Better compliment-getter Pure Malt or Pure Havane?

    When i used to own both, Pure Malt was the compliment getter.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    https://shop.arabianoud.com/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/650x/040ec09b1e35df139433887a97daa66f/p/i/pic3_9.jpg

    http://www.fumehead.com/m/graphics/GucciPourHomme.jpg
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Good list there. Three of those are in my wardrobe's top 5.
  57. Re: Is it just me who thinks Fahrenheit is sweet?

    Not sugary whatsoever to me but more of fruity fresh sweetness during the mid stages due to the mandarins.
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    Re: 24 Gold - Still worth it?

    Yes worth it for sure.

    They're coming out soon with 2 brand new orientals. Don't know the notes yet.
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    Re: Tom Ford Sahara Noir or Lubin Akkad

    Haven't even heard or tried the Lubin, seems interesting.

    I can only speak about Sahara Noir: It's a frankincense bomb that smells exactly like a fumigating olibanum resin on coal for the most...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Mmm.... You think?!! Oh well, I'd like to thank you for the evaluation and for enlightening me about the source of the problem.

    ANYWAY, joking and sarcasm aside: you might be right, as i have only...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Tried it couple weeks ago when i was buying my Calligraphy Rose bottle. The iris is very strong in it, more than the original. It somehow smells of much higher quality. Very leathery. Potent stuff. ...
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    Re: Your Top 3 Notes

    Frankincense, tobacco leaf and citruses (preferably orange).
  63. Re: Would you consider Fahrenheit to be a "fresh" fragrance?

    I didn't post the Dior site to prove that it's a fresh scent. I did it to showcase the notes and to specifically point out the presence of the Mandarin in there.

    For me, Fahrenheit manifests...
  64. Re: Would you consider Fahrenheit to be a "fresh" fragrance?

    I'm not the type who likes to quote members and get into a debate, but i'm wearing this now (5 hours in) and i can still smell the mandarin and the lovely assault of heavenly violet leaves, with some...
  65. Re: Would you consider Fahrenheit to be a "fresh" fragrance?

    Fahrenheit is fresh !

    Violet leaf is one of my favorite notes. It diffuses a fresh, wet, vegetable smell and the entire heart of Fahrenheit is PACKED with it.

    Also, many people seem to forget...
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    Re: once you go niche you never go back!

    I just follow my nose, more specifically a note i'm after. Whatever brand (niche or designer) showcases that note in its perfume in the most beautiful/natural/satisfying way to my nose then i'll buy...
  67. Re: Looking for value for money for my stepfather.

    Was going to recommend Terre D'hermes Parfum but then i see you mentioned that he goes through bottles very quick...

    I suggest:

    - Lanvin L'homme sport
    - Bentley Intense

    Both can be found...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    You should sample Rundholz 03.Apr.1968. A fruity almost creamy version of NK, yet packs the same signature smoky dark trademark that NK is famous for.
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    Re: The Aramis range

    This might be true and i've always considered rose in specific to be associated with women, but Calligraphy Rose (not sure if you had the chance to try it yet) is a very resinous scent in its...
  70. Re: Recommend me a dusky, sensual fragrance (Rocker/ patchouli)

    It has a specific smell. It's either love or hate. It actually smells better when bought in pure perfume oil, as opposed to discovering it through widely available perfumes, where synthetics are...
  71. Re: Recommend me a dusky, sensual fragrance (Rocker/ patchouli)

    - Bentley Intense: Spicy, boozy, aromatic and rich. Patchouli and Sandalwood in the drydown.

    - M7 oud Absolu

    - House of Matriarch Blackbird: It doesn't have patchouli but it's rich, sultry,...
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    Re: Purpose of a Fragrance (Why do we wear it?)

    The only reason i wear and buy fragrances is because i see each scent's pyramid as art. I love to analyze it, watch how it evolves and of course enjoy the smell.

    Compliments from women is always...
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    Re: What is your favorite fragrance of all time

    Pre-Sahara Noir's existence: Terre D'hermes Parfum.

    Post- Sahara Noir's existence: ​Sahara Noir.
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    Re: New Bentley line: Infinite

    It's an international release, a continuance to the initial "For Men" line.

    Edited the original post with the release date.
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    New Bentley line: Infinite

    Bentley Infinite

    Bentley Infinite Eau de Toilette expresses itself through an enticing succession of scents: natural, fresh, citrus top notes combine with the green, aromatic hints of lavender and...
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Agree with those.

    I'll add Jeke and Black Vines to the list.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/02/a0c1bce5fc525cc7b597052f395a373a.jpg
    Have always planned to have a bottle of this. Stumbled upon a good price yesterday in airport's duty free.



    ...
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    Re: NEW: Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gio Profumo

    Buying this...
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    Re: Favorite fruity fragrance

    Rundholz Apr 3 1968

    Aventus

    Black XS L'excess

    Orange Sanguine

    Lanvin L'homme Sport
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    Tobacco-ish honey: Golden dust perfume oil.

    Costs around 13$ max and smells more natural and better than 90% of the usual niche/designer suspects with the same accords/vibe. Once i got this, i...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Catholic churches smell like Avignon.

    Greek orthodox churches vary. Some of them still use pure Olibanum resins. They buy them in kilos (very cheap as well). Others make their own by mixing...
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    Re: Men's fragrances with the best 'honey' note

    Golden Dust perfume oil

    Absolue pour le soir
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    Re: Heliotrope : Encyclopædia of

    Rundholz 03. Apr. 1968 : Heliotrope and Oibanum.

    I think you will like it .
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Robert Piguet Casbah.

    Although cedar is not a resin, I'm recommending the Piguet based solely on the line you wrote above.

    For a scent packed with resins, i highly recommend Aramis Calligraphy...
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    Re: Help me find a UNIQUE Scent!

    - Imaginary authors falling into the sea (doubt it will be available in retail for testing though, you will have to order a sample online).
    - Orange Sanguine
    - Bvlgari Aqva marine
    - Bvlgari...
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    Re: Your personal favorite cologe?

    Favorite note is Frankincense, so any hardcore Frankincense scents in my wardrobe are towering favorites above the rest...... except :

    My 'Personal ' favorite that I can never be without (I'm on...
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    I agree. Rich/resinous/smooth rose. Came back to the store and bought a bottle the same day after testing it. Stunning drydown that keeps relentlessly evolving and getting better with time.
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    Re: Lucky Scent vs First in Fragrance

    I never bought from Lucky scent because they don't deliver to here lol, but i can attest to First in Fragrance good service and decent fast shipping. I had a bottle of Rundhoz 1968 arrive in two...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    So this is extinct now even on decant sites ? Seems so...

    I regret not buying a 15 ml when Surrdendertochance still had it. I emailed them and they said it will be very tough to find it again.
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    Re: A Springtime Sillage Monster?

    Lanvin L'Homme Sport
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    Re: Your "biggest regret" purchase?

    Fille en Aiguilles
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes revisited. Old man smell?

    Terre D'hermes smells avant garde and very modern to me. The parfum version is a masterpiece and a 10/10 scent in my book.

    The EDT is a little "rough around the edges" but still excellent.
  93. Re: Easily the best value under $30 for a fall/winter scent

    Golden Dust perfume oil

    Tabac Original
  94. Re: Your favorite of your most/least expensive scents (pick one of each)

    Expensive: Casbah
    Cheap: Golden Dust perfume oil
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    Re: Need a new fresh niche fragrance

    Fico Di Amalfi

    Orange Sanguine
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    Re: Best, heaviest oriental (No Oud) ?

    +1 Absolue Pour le Soir
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    Fille en Aiguilles: The syrupy persistent dried fruits cloying accord dominates everything on my skin, making it hard for me to enjoy any other notes that are there. Repeat, try again, repeat, try...
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    Re: Dark Musk oils ?

    "Golden Dust" .

    Just search amazon or ebay for it (it's there). No powder but it's sweet honeyed fruity musk and gets darker yet smoother in the drydown. I personally get a honeyed pipe tobacco...
  99. Re: Anyone else get alot of people "sniffing " around them?

    Happens to me when i wear my hardcore frankincense based scents.

    But fortunately for me, i live in a society that embraces perfumes and incense in specific, since a lot of people here actually...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite sweet fragrance

    My favorite sweet scent is "Golden Dust" perfume oil : Honey, fruits, vanilla, musk and Tobacco. The only scent that smells like real honeyed pipe tobacco to me. Probably my most worn scent to date...
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