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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    I can't believe Angelique Encens has yet to be mentioned even once. Cryin' shame...
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    Re: My next Serge Lutens fragrance????

    Another vote for Cuir Maresque.
  3. Re: What is the most well made fragrance of all time??

    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Guerlain Mitsouko
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    Re: More Attention please thread

    Ralph Lauren Purple Label. I'm not really good at analyzing/describing fragrances, but I do know that RLPL has a great berry note in there somewhere that I love. Great frag, IMO.
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    Re: the most italian fragrance

    Based on my limited exposure to truly "Italian" fragrances, I'd have to say Borsari. Borsari di Parma, specifically. In that genre, Borsari di Parma blows AdP Colonia out of the water. It's got...
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    Re: Holy Grail: Deserted Island Revisited

    Chanel Bois des Iles. For the last couple of months I would've said Creed Windsor. I have 250ml of the newer Windsor and 60ml of the original (honestly can't tell ANY difference other than the...
  7. Re: Do somebody has tested some of these fragrances?

    Have you tried going to the fragrance directory and reading the reviews? Might want to start there. And welcome to BN! :)
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    Re: Your most worn fragrance (2010)

    Creed Windsor. Just acquired it a few months back and it's far and away my favorite. Been in the honeymoon phase with it for a while now and am just now starting to gravitate back towards my other...
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    Re: Bring it back!!

    Creed Angelique Encens
  10. Re: Amber: Pure (or close), Dry, and Beautiful?

    Another one to consider is l'Occitane's Ambre. Very simple.
  11. Re: Are you familiar with Alan Cumming's Cumming ?

    I've yet to try this one, but a while back there was a lot of talk about it. From what I can recall, most of the feedback was really positive and people were complaining that it was super hard to...
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    Re: FLORIS VETIVER - Your views ?

    I'm a huge vetiver fan and went through pretty much the same experience you did. Read all the rave reviews - felt beyond lucky to score a bottle - and then smelled it. What a dud! I'm with you,...
  13. Re: Between two Titans - Ambre Sultan vs Chergui

    They're both beautiful (IMO). I own and love both. I find, though, that I have to be more cautious with when and where I use Ambre Sultan. It can be a bit much. Chergui, on the other hand, is a...
  14. Re: Highly sensitive to almost all fragrance

    Another vote for Gendarme. The official fragrance of Californians.
  15. Re: What to wear to a session w/ a rather hot personal trainer?

    Don't wear anything, dude. Just my opinion, of course, but seriously...it's the gym. You're working out. She's gonna think you're strange if you're wearing fragrance to the gym. Just not the...
  16. Re: Which will be yours first fragrance purchased in 2011?

    Probably Fougere Royale (like mrclmind)
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    Re: Serge Lutens

    Another vote for Lutens Vetiver Oriental. Fabulous!
  18. Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    100mls of le Labo Aldehyde. One nice thing about living in Dallas, anyway. :)
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    Re: CREED 250th Anniversary fragrance

    Windsor 3? <ducks>
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    Re: Splits and buying decants

    Occasionally on the "For Sale" boards someone will advertise a split for a particuliar fragrance. You can always try and host a split, but being a new member I doubt that would be allowed. For...
  21. Re: Suggestions Please: an Aoud fragrance for me

    I'll second the Micallef Aoud Homme. Also, Micallef has a wonderful vanilla-aoud combo called (very creatively) Vanille Aoud. It's marvelous.
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    Re: Top Ten Winter Scents

    Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Tonka
    MPG Santal Noble
    Creed Windsor
    Lutens Chergui
    Lutens Fumerie Turque
    Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax
    EldO Fat Electrician
    Chanel Sycomore
    By Kilian A Taste of...
  23. Re: Creed Windsor 1st & 2nd Batch Differences?

    I purchased one of the new(er) flacons of Windsor about a month ago and have been loving it. I don't tend to do too much comparing/contrasting or deep intellectualizing about fragrances - it's more...
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    Re: Your Best Discovery of 2010?

    Creed Windsor
    Chanel Sycomore
    Chanel Bois des Iles
  25. Re: Not so young / not too mature men (35-45), what are your top three fragrances?

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    Creed Windsor
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Chanel Sycomore
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    Re: Which Leather Next?

    Chanel Cuir de Russie. Without a doubt.
  27. Re: Recent testings that you like enough to buy

    Byredo Oud Imortelle. TOTALLY unique. Highly recommend trying this one for those who've become bored with predictable and "safe" fragrances.
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    Re: Best Resins and Balsams fragrances

    Another vote for Les Nereides Imperial Opoponax!
  29. Re: Perfume is like Wine, Creed says. Interview with Erwin Creed in my local paper this morning.

    Horrible...just horrible. I, too, didn't go see him at the local Neimans because I had already formed a couple of pointed questions which I decided wouldn't go over too well. Namely, "Erwin, can...
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    Re: I wouldn't dare!

    Definitely Lutens' Muscs Koublai Khan. I adore the fragrance, but it's just a bit too "post-coital" for me to feel comfortable wearing it in public. Masterfully executed musk, though. Absolutely...
  31. Re: Ambre Précieux by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier

    fourseasonsproducts.com
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    Re: Amber.. and oriental fragrances

    Wow - no love for Montale's Blue Amber? I love the majority of frags on that list, but Blue Amber is probably top 3 at least of that list for me. Huh...
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    Re: Any "A Taste of Heaven" fans out there?

    I just purchased the 30mls of refill viles. If you take away the ridiculous packaging (lacquer box w/ key) and just buy the juice, it's a fantastic frag for the price. I think it was $70 for the...
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    Re: Need something like tribute attar

    Have you tried Amouage Homage? It's the same concentration as Tribute. Absolutely gorgeous rose fragrance, but some macho manly men I've heard think it leans a little too far to the feminine side. ...
  35. Re: Anything that smells like a pure rose garden?

    I honestly can not believe that Amouage's masterpiece Homage has not been mentioned ONCE in this thread. :) Crazy, considering they claim it takes "an entire field of roses" to produce a mere 12...
  36. Re: Please a recommendation for a night/club scent

    AMen, Pure Malt, really??? I'd think once you get all sweaty and hot it'd become horribly intense and unbearable to anyone within 10 feet of you. Maybe I'm wrong. My approach when planning on...
  37. Re: Patchouli.... Scents that contain it, and use it well?

    Additional votes for Chanel's Coromandel & l'Artisan's Patchouli Patch. Both brilliant IMO.
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    Re: Need some vetiver recommendations

    Oh, just remembered, another must-try vetiver is Amouage Memoir Man. I've heard it described as "Sycomore on steroids" and that descriptions seems apt. An amazing fragrance (IMO, of course).
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    Re: Ryan Reynolds

    Rose 31 kicks ass (just purchased it this weekend, actually). Dallas' Aldehyde is also surprisingly good. Another one I tried this weekend that I've never heard mentioned here is their "home...
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    Re: Need some vetiver recommendations

    I'll second Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire, CdG's Vetiverru and Chanel's Sycomore. They're all heavenly (IMO) and I'm a HUGE vetiver lover. May I also suggest EldO's Fat Electrician. It's the most...
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    Re: Top 5 bond no. 9 & creed for men

    Bond No 9 - AVOID ON PRINCIPAL

    Creed - Windsor, Windsor, Windsor, Windsor, Windsor
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    Re: Top 5

    Wild Aoud is also available at Luckyscent. Just checked because it sounds interesting to me.
  43. Re: Chanel Sycomore vs. Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire

    I own and love both. Like has previously been stated, they're DRASTICALLY different takes on vetiver. VE is (like has been said) a very straight take on vetiver. It's cold and calculating and...
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    Re: 10 must have fragrances for men???

    What Diamondflame said...
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    Re: Creed Citrus Bigarrade

    My apologies that I can't answer directly your questions about Creed CB, but may I suggest if you're a lover of traditional edc's that you try the Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne. It's absolutely...
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    Re: Wedding Day Scent

    I TOTALLY TOTALLY TOTALLY think Creed's ROYAL WATER would be the absolute perfect fragrance for the occassion. Hell, if you don't own it I'd be happy to send you a small decant. Call it a wedding...
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    Re: Cologne is never expensive.

    Wonderful perspective Daryl!
  48. Re: 4 colognes to live with for the rest of your life. Niche and Designer.

    Niche: Creed Windsor
    Creed Angelique Encens
    MPG Santal Noble
    EdP Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire

    Designer: Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Caron Pour un Homme...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2010

    Finally pulled the trigger on 8.4 Glorious Ounces of Windsor. Have the option to pick up a couple of more flacons but I can't decide if I really want to have that much money tied up in a single...
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    Re: Most worn in October

    Several wearings of Creed's Original Vetiver, a few Fat Electricians, couple of Vetiver Extraordinaires, 2 Chanel Sycomores, 1 Chanel Coromandel, and 2 Chanel Bois des Iles. And I've gone 30 for 30...
  51. Re: Recommendations for a traditional Eau de Cologne

    I'll throw in another vote for the Chanel Exclusifs Eau de Cologne. It's absolutely gorgeous and the longevity is better than with other edc's I've tried. Regarding the pricing, yes it's a bit...
  52. Re: Heading to Nieman Marcus after work today. Suggest me frags to try!

    Check out the Chanel Les Exclusifs line if they carry it. Sycomore, Coromandel, Bois des Iles, and Cuir de Russie. Also, if your Neiman's Creed counter is like ours here in Dallas, they'll have a...
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    Re: CHANEL: Fragrances for Women?

    How uncanny that this thread just appeared. In the last week or so I've fallen in love with the Les Exclusifs line (Neiman's in Dallas has the full line-up). I've splurged on full bottles of...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2010

    6.8 oz CHANEL BOIS DES ILES & 2.5 oz SYCOMORE. These 2 combined with my newly acquired Derby Bee bottle and I feel completely content with my collection now. So happy......
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    Re: Favorite Amber?

    Another vote for the underrated l'Occitane Ambre. Very straightforward and not powdery. It's a relatively "safe" amber as opposed to Ambre Sultan which can be a little crass and offensive (IMO).
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2010

    Brand New Bottle of Guerlain DERBY. I'm smitten...http://i965.photobucket.com/albums/ae136/rsharp00_2010/Derby-m.jpg
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    Re: Creed Wood and Spice shipped!

    I just came from Neiman Marcus (went there over lunch). Got a chance to try Woods & Spice and I gotta say - not impressed. Not impressed at all. If I hadn't known it was a Creed and was being...
  58. Re: Which fragrance is destined to be the next Acqua di Gio, Le Male, etc.?

    Here in Texas it's A-Men without a doubt. If I never smell that shite again it'll be too soon.
  59. Re: The Fragrance of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

    I'd guess either Czech & Speake's No. 88 or CdG's Avignon.
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    My vote goes to leLabo's Patchouli. Dreadful. Smells like sweaty mildewed socks.
  61. Re: Louis Vuitton and fragrance...why hasn't it happened yet?

    I don't know anything about anything regarding LV, but there is a LV perfume listed on ebay right now as we speak. It looks legit, too. I'd like somebody who knows a thing or two to investigate that...
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    Re: Does Barney's give out Malle samples???

    David - just for future reference - I wouldn't waste your time just calling places and saying, "...hey, can I have some samples?" My guess is that 99 times out of 100 they won't even bother to call...
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    Re: your top 5 vetivers

    Vetiver is, hands down, my favorite note. Second place (amber) isn't even close. As far as my top five vets - I'd say (in order);

    Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Creed Original Vetiver
    EldO's...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 28, 2010

    SotD: Gendarme EDP. I could bathe in this stuff...
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    Re: Most masculine scent?

    Dude - I'll totally second the MPG Parfum d'Habit recommendation. Suggested retail is $120USD but it can be found for $90 (I think even on Fragrancenet.com). I'm not particuliarly fond of...
  66. Re: Ever desire to be identified by a signature scent? The same one, everyday, forever?

    Yes, actually. And that one scent for me is Creed's Original Vetiver. The rest of my collection is just gathering dust because it's all I ever wear. Except for the occasional sandalwood, it's...
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    Re: serge lutens

    All of the above.
  68. Re: Vetiver based fragrance for young professional?

    I'm a huge vetiver fan and am, myself, a relatively young professional (corporate accountant). My faves are Creed's Original Vetiver, EldO's Fat Electrician, and Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire. If...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday September 17, 2010

    SotD: Luten's Ambre Sultan. Revisiting this one. I'd forgotten just how much I LOVE this!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday September 16, 2010

    SotD: Creed's Original Vetiver.
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    Re: HELP: PENHALIGON'S Lp No. 9 for Men

    IMO, it's a relatively safe blind buy. It's one of my personal favorites. I don't know if I'd necessarily compare it to Opium, though. To me, it's completely different. I'm not the best at...
  72. Re: If you only got to wear one specific fragrance through your life...

    Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire...without a doubt.
  73. Re: Looking for a dignified yet sensual Sandlewood.

    Well - MPG Santal Noble is the first to spring to mind. Trumper's Sandalwood is also very good (IMO).
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    Re: Today I Bought: September 2010

    Bought it last week - but just received my 250ml Flacon of Creed Royal Scottish Lavender. So excited!!!
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    A 250ml Flacon of Creed's Royal Scottish Lavender. Keep seeing it referenced as being discontinued - not sure if that's true - but wanted to cover my bases just in case it, indeed, is.
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    Creed Ambre Canelle, Royal Delight, Santal Imperial, and Orange Spice. 75mls each. I'm very familiar with the well-known Creeds, so this buying splurge is an attempt to famliarize myself with the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday August 24, 2010

    SotD: Caron PuH. Usually only wear this one after my evening shower prior to going to bed. Kind of strange wearing it to the office today. I'm tempted to close the door, turn off the lights, and...
  78. Re: What's your most fave Tom Ford fragrance from his pivate blend line?

    I know it doesn't get hardly ANY love around here, but my favorite from the Private Collection is Purple Patchouli. Strange, strange, strange combination of violet and patchouli. The rest of his...
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    Re: I'm Wearing This Dior Jacket...

    Wearing that jacket, I'd suggest something VERY VERY BUTCH to compensate for the overly feminine attire. Maybe Brut or Old Spice. Either that, or just play-out the feminine angle and wear something...
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    Re: Throw Away Your Bottles.

    Creed's Original Vetiver (as of now).
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    Poll: Re: "Cuir de Russie"

    What about Santa Maria Novella? That's the one I'd vote for.
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    Another vote for Habit Rouge. With all the talk (here on BN) about what a "classic masterpiece" this is, I had no hesitation in buying it blind. What a letdown! Perfume-ey grandma scent all the...
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    Re: Your favorite men's Chanel?

    My favorite Chanel is a tie between Sycomore and Bois de Illes. Both just absolutely magnificent compositions (IMO, of course).
  84. Re: Need help with my 15 Scent ultimate collection

    It's gorgeous. It's not as heavy as the typical ambers I've encountered. It's a Jean-Claude Ellena creation, who is known for "transparence" and relative minimalism in his fragrances. Because of...
  85. Re: Need help with my 15 Scent ultimate collection

    Well, in a 15 fragrance "ultimate" collection, I definitely think you need something from MPG (preferably vintage). Top choice would be Santal Noble. It looks like you're missing a good Amber, a...
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    Re: 5 greatest male fragrances of all time

    Well, I've only probably experienced a hundred or so fragrances, so I'll have to pick my top 5 from those. There are many, many others which I've heard rave reviews about (here on BN) which I'm sure...
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    Re: Top 5 Designer Fragrances

    Dior Homme Intense
    Kenzoair
    YSL Opium PH EDP
    Ralph Lauren Purple Label
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
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    Re: * S o t D, Wednesday, 18 August 2020

    SotD: Malle's Vetiver Extraordinaire. Glorious fragrance, this is. Haven't worn it in a couple of weeks and mmmmmm.................. so good.
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    Re: Your favorite scent for rainy days?

    I don't know that I specifically think about a specific fragrance because it's raining, but if I were to, it'd be Luten's Fumerie Turque. Perfecto!
  90. Re: Looking for elegant, sophisticated office frags

    Another vote for Gendarme and Le 3rd Homme (Caron). Caron Pour un Homme is another really good one. I heard (here on BN) that Steve Wynne wears Caron PuH exclusively. It's one of my very favorites...
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    Re: Sweet Vetiver?

    I definitely agree with EldO's Fat Electrician as well as Chanel's Sycomore. Vetiver Oriental the least sweet of the three. Fat Electrician is sweet from the get-go while Sycomore doesn't sweeten...
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    Re: 5 star fragrances you cannot abide

    Frederic Malle's Gernaium pour Monsieur, Carnal Flower, and anything by Czech & Speake. I get that GpM is well constructed, but the mint note in it is just way too chewing gum/mouth wash-ey. Carnal...
  93. Re: what is the most badass house? perhaps name one designer and one niche?

    Designer: Dior
    Niche: Serge Lutens
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    Re: What did you use in highschool

    CK Contradiction (unfortunately), Drakkar Noir, Polo (green), and RL Safari.
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    Re: What scent would Indiana Jones wear?

    Eaux de Bavx by l'Occitane. Gritty and gruff like Indie.
  96. Re: Help me find what I'm looking for please!

    If you're going the Creed route, I'd highly recommend Creed's Original Vetiver. It's name is a little misleading because the vetiver is really not all that prominent. It's (IMO) more just a really...
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    Re: In need of a second opinion

    No - they really are pretty great fragrances. There's nothing wrong with you. Creed was kind of my "gateway" house. From there, the whole world of niche perfumery really opened-up to me. Before...
  98. Re: What is the ultimate business man, suit and tie fragrance?

    I'd recommend something understated and elegant such as Caswell-Massey or Creed's Vetiver '48. I think going with something obnoxious like Bois de Portugal or Antaeus is just so cliche it'll have a...
  99. Re: I'm venturing into the niche world, i have some questions...

    I'm a big fan of amber and I love Ambre Sultan and Ambre Precieux. My very favorite amber, though, is l'Occitane's Ambre. It's discontinued but can still be found. It's just the absolute perfect...
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    Re: Fragrance houses - top 5

    There are a sh*t ton of houses I have high hopes for but have yet to try, so I'll simply list the top 5 that I, personally, have experience with:

    Serge Lutens
    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle...
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