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    Re: CONUS: Divine, Vintage Guerlain

    Bump. The Sage is still available.
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    Re: CONUS: LDDM, Divine, Malle, Vintage Guerlain, Creed

    Bump. Added Sandalo
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    Re: CONUS: LDDM, Divine, Malle, Vintage Guerlain, Creed

    Lowered prices
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    I ran into the same issue, so I took my...

    I ran into the same issue, so I took my fragrances to a UPS store, intending to ship via UPS. The store employees assured me that I could ship USPS priority --- and the even packed the perfume in...
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    Interesting comparison, but Windsor and PotPourri...

    Interesting comparison, but Windsor and PotPourri have very little in common. Pot Pourri is much more herbal and resinous, while Windsor is unabashedly floral. Windsor has quite a bit more in common...
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    CONUS: Divine, Vintage Guerlain

    I have the following for sale:


    Guerlain Shalimar , 1960's Vintage EdC tester bottle - 3 oz bottle, about 90% full, $59

    Guerlain Heritage Edt. 100 ml, about 95% full, with box, $45

    Divine...
  7. I routinely wear the following gems: Jicky edp...

    I routinely wear the following gems:

    Jicky edp
    Shalimar edc
    Vol de nuit edt
    Une fleur de cassie
    En passant
    Carnal flower
    Bois de iles
  8. Can't beat Givenchy Gentleman for a classy...

    Can't beat Givenchy Gentleman for a classy patchouli. A little dirty, but seductive as all hell.
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    For anyone interested, there is now a split of...

    For anyone interested, there is now a split of Jicky EdP on the splits board. Hopefully, it will fill up quickly!
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    It was my SOTD today. I have a decant that was...

    It was my SOTD today. I have a decant that was not properly sealed. The juice evaporated and reduced down to an ultra-concentrated extract. I wouldn't recommend letting a fragrance reduce on...
  11. (conus) Cloud Atlas Swap Thread (GIT, SMN, MPG, Gris Clair)

    Looking for the following:

    Guerlain - Jicky Edp,
    Guerlain - Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Art of Shaving Sandalwood

    I'll also swap for shaving soaps, esp Art of Shaving, Trumpers, or D R Harris.
    ...
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    Santal Noble gets a lot of love here, but it...

    Santal Noble gets a lot of love here, but it never really hit home with me. It smells strongly of sweet coffee, and only in the dry down does the sandalwood start to appear. I even sourced a large...
  13. Sticky: Jicky edp

    Jicky edp
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    If you like the edp, you should try the extrait....

    If you like the edp, you should try the extrait. The sandalwood drydown in the extrait is sublime!
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    For what it's worth, I find Carnal Flower quite...

    For what it's worth, I find Carnal Flower quite similar to Creed's Windsor (which many men here on Basenotes wear). They are variations on a common theme that pairs eucalyptus and hespiridic notes...
  16. I've not tried the clinique, but Menscience makes...

    I've not tried the clinique, but Menscience makes a very effective unscented deodorant (it is NOT an antiperspirant). It is the best deodorant I've ever used. However, it is pretty pricey at $17 a...
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    Razorock's S Maria is an outstanding cream, and...

    Razorock's S Maria is an outstanding cream, and the price cannot be beat. Hands down the best cream I've ever used at any price point.
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    Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief....

    Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief. Understated elegance.
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    The EdP is pretty hard to come by in the US. And...

    The EdP is pretty hard to come by in the US. And most of the uk online stores won't ship the Jicky EdP 50 ml refills to the US (e.g. Debenhams). Anyone know of a source for US customers?
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    What about Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch...

    What about Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief? Simple elegance.
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    I actually like Eau D'Hermes when I plan on...

    I actually like Eau D'Hermes when I plan on staying in for the night with my lady.
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    I wholeheartedly agree. It is one of my all-time...

    I wholeheartedly agree. It is one of my all-time winter favorites. Slightly sweet and warm, with a nice dose of spicy nutmeg.
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    Jicky EDP or Mouchoir de Monsieur

    If anyone has a bottle of Jicky EDP or Mouchoir de Monsieur for sale/trade/etc, please PM me!
  24. Declaration. Have a bottle in my desk drawer at...

    Declaration. Have a bottle in my desk drawer at work and one on my dresser at home.
  25. Montale Black Aoud is some pretty strong stuff,...

    Montale Black Aoud is some pretty strong stuff, as is Bond's Riverside Drive.
  26. Kind of like Stairway to Heaven topping off the...

    Kind of like Stairway to Heaven topping off the classic rock radio's top 100 list, but a classic is a classic...
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    I like Eau d'Hermes with SMN Potpourri. The SMN...

    I like Eau d'Hermes with SMN Potpourri. The SMN lends a nice spiciness to play against the Hermes' citrusy skank. They also seem to blend together rather seamlessly.
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    It hasn't been mentioned yet, but Racine is a...

    It hasn't been mentioned yet, but Racine is a wonderful citrus-vetiver that dries down to a beautiful dry, grassy vetiver.
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    Re: Maitre parfumeur et gantier

    Racine is one of the tamer in the MPG line, but I absolutely love it. It strikes the perfect balance between citrus and vetiver, and is a classy, long-lasting gentleman's scent.
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    Re: Habit Rouge EDP

    Does anyone know where to purchase the edp in the US?
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    Re: Which is the best scent for the gym?

    PdN Balle de Match or MPG Fraiche Badiane.

    Both are light citrus scents that will make you smell good, but not like a one of those "gym guys" --- i.e the predators who hang out leering at all...
  32. Re: Acqua di Parma Colonia vs Dior Eau Sauvage

    I like colonia assoluta best (for its longevity and for the its musks), but between colonia and Eau Sauvage, I'd have to pick Eau Sauvage for its underlying dirtyness, which makes it more...
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    Re: Fragrances that last TOO long.

    Riverside Drive. Holy cow! This stuff lasts and lasts on me, and if a drop of it gets anywhere near my clothes, forget about it. I have t-shirts that I have laundered several times on which I can...
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    Re: Bal a Versailles

    It is a softer, slightly more powdery MKK. Whoever is wearing it, man or woman, will exude sex appeal.
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    Re: Geranium pour monsieur

    Warm weather really brings out the musky base. I have not had any issues with longevity, however. Two sprays to the chest, and I catch wonderful fresh waves of Geranium all day long. I wear it to...
  36. Re: L'Occitane Eau des Baux and Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille

    SDV and EdB are not at all alike. Now, EdB and Hermes Hermessence Ambre Narguile, pretty similar.... EdB and Michael Kors for Men? Very similar! The Guerlian is really much more like a vanilla...
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    Re: Desiderates spicy and sweet classics!

    To my nose, all of the following are 5-star scents that fit the bill:

    Frapin Caravelle Epicee
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    Tauer L'air Du Desert Marocain
    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
    Divine L'homme...
  38. Re: Can/should i wear cologne while in Uniform? (police officer)

    I'm sure criminal defense attorneys would love for you to wear heavy scents on the job. Picture your police report:

    "On the above date and time, R/O was on foot patrol when R/O saw three...
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    Re: One Malle to pick???

    Hey Dullah, I generally agree with your list, but would love to know which fragrance competes with Angeliques Sous La Pluie, but performs the role much better. I love Angeliques Sous La Pluie, but...
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    Re: Your top 5 Serge Lutens frags

    Chêne - Fresh cut oak tree. At first this smelled like bubble gum to me, and then one day I just got it.
    Serge Noire - the same oak tree as in Chene, just aged and burned to smoldering coals. ...
  41. Re: Summer fragrance - fresh with some masculine spice?

    What about the wonderfully fresh and spicy Bois D'Orage (French Lover) by Frederic Malle?
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    Re: Your favourite 1980's fragrance?

    Bel Ami
  43. Re: Guys...What perfume that women wear drives you crazy???

    Flowerbomb is wonderful on a beautiful woman, but my favorite of all time is one an ex-girlfriend wore about 20 years ago --- Joop! Le Bain. As disgusting as the male version of Joop! is, this...
  44. Re: What fragrance will gonna be always in your wardrobe ?

    Wow! No one else for Cartier's Declaration???
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    Re: Parfum d'habit 100ml compared to 90ml

    I really liked the original, but have not yet smelled the re-formulation.
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    Re: Parfum d'habit 100ml compared to 90ml

    Where can it be had for $59?
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    Re: TOP 10, summer fragrances 2010

    In completing this list, I realized that I really love summer frags!

    1) AdP Colonia Assoluta
    2) Hermes Un Jardin en Méditerranée
    3) FM Angelique Sous La Pluie
    4) Cartier Declaration
    5) FM...
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    Re: Scent of a city (New York)

    Thank You! I share your impression of Onda. Like you say, it's the smell you encounter on a hot day in New York as you descend the steps into a subway station as a train arrives and forces a wall...
  49. Re: Batch Differences in Frederic Malle Line

    My ASLP from 2 years ago is 4% concentration. I noticed that the picture of ASLP on the Barney's website is now 5% concentration! See here.

    Looks like they amped it up, which is a great idea...
  50. Re: The top 3 best fragrance houses in your opinion

    1) Frederic Malle (incredibly inventive)
    2) Hermes (future classics)
    3) Aramis (a man's house, par excellence!)
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    Re: What is your driest WOOD SCENT?

    Serge Lutens Serge Noire. A wonderfully dry woody scent emerges after the spicy topnotes begin to die down. Very dry. Very woody.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 5 March 2010

    bois d'orage
  53. Re: Has a Fragrance Ever Made You Violently Ill?

    I think I was already getting sick at the time (touch of the flu), but I cannot wear or bear the smell of le labo's oud ever again. it does actually make me nauseous now.
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    Re: Lesser Known Serge Lutens

    Serge Noire got a bit of attention when it first came out, but then it was more or less panned. I tried it and jumped on the bandwagon and panned it too. And to be sure, the first 5 minutes of this...
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    Re: War of the Roses

    I find FM Une Rose to be absolutely beautiful and seductive.
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    Re: best fragrance shower gels

    I like Vetiver Extraordinaire shower gel, but it is seriously overpriced. For the money, Bath and Bodyworks Lemongrass Cardamom is fantastic.
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    Re: Sexiest Fragrance??

    Bal a Versailles - can it get any dirtier?
    Flowerbomb - girly, but it drives me wild!

    Back in the early 90s, I had a very hot girlfriend who used Joop. To this day, if I smell someone wearing it,...
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    Re: Un Jardin Apres La Mousson.

    I like Mousson, but it's definitely one that requires a lighter application. Otherwise, it can become overly sweet and cloying. Not an everyday fragrance, but certainly one --- like Dzongkha ---...
  59. Re: EDITIONS DE PARFUMS: Frederic Malle... Vote your favourite or worst?

    French Lover is fantastic! When it first came out, there was definitely a bit too much hype about it, and so many people were inevitably let down (a la Chergui). But it is a fantastic spicy, woody...
  60. Re: New Yorker Magazine piece on Herms JdN creation

    This article is actually what first got me interested in fragrances. I owned a bottle of Cool Water, and I could appreciate a nice smelling lady, but I never imagined that the world of perfumery...
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    Re: Best Strong Orientals / Middle East

    Malle's Noir Epices! No trace of sweetness, but very spicy, almost offensive. Impeccably well made.
  62. Re: Anything afordable smell like Hermessence Ambre Narguile?

    L'Occitane Eau des Baux starts out a bit dryer where Ambre Narguile is sweeter up front, but after 10 minutes they smell very similar --- not the same mind you, but similar. For $49 a bottle, Eau...
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    Re: Fragrance with the best drydown??

    Declaration!
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    Re: Le Labo Pure Parfums?

    Sounds bogus to me for two reasons:

    1) Le Labo's labels are generic so that anything, even your name and date of purchase, can be placed on them at a moment's notice. How hard would it have been...
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan: weak projection?

    I don't have any longevity issues with MKK, especially when I spray it twice on my chest. In fact, I often catch nice waves of it throughout the day (it seems especially responsive to body heat). ...
  66. Re: Looking for a nice Chypre/Spicy/Vetiver Cologne

    Rather than Guerlain's Vetiver, if I were you, I would take a look at Bois d'Orage/French Lover by Frederic Malle. It's not really a true chypre, but it does have a crisp opening, a floral middle...
  67. Re: John Varvatos -- Does the drydown smell cheap?

    I absolutely agree. The topnotes are fantastic, and it smells wonderful for about 25 minutes. Then it goes kind of powdery and it starts to fade into a mix of talcum-powder and drugstore perfume. ...
  68. Re: Name your absolute favorite office fragrances

    Absolute favorite: Malle's Angelique Sous La Pluie
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    Re: S o t D: Monday 16 November 2009

    Tom Ford - Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: Paestum Rose, wow!

    I really love Une Rose in the Editions de Parfum line by Frederic Malle, but that can be a bit too feminine for my liking (maybe its just too realistically floral). Still, what a wonderfully...
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    Re: Who's your Reviewer?

    I really like Jaime B's reviews. His descriptions are usually spot-on, and they do exactly what written accounts of something as ethereal as the perception of fine fragrance should: they paint...
  72. Re: Any Guys Out There Wear Une Rose by Malle?

    Une Rose is my favorite fragrance by any house hands down. It is intoxicatingly beautiful and delicate. The rose is very realistic and slightly earthy, in part because the wine lees (i.e. sediment)...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday, 11 November '09

    Hermes - Ambre Narguile

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_npIhAT07oLQ/R6j2lnuX2AI/AAAAAAAAATM/WKUKQ9pUI_8/s1600-h/hermes+ambre.jpg
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 10 November 2009

    Cartier Declaration Essence
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    Re: Should a Man Have an Arsenal?

    Given that this is a hobby, if I were just starting out again, I think I would buy only decants --- even 10ml decants. I would still own just one full bottle: Cartier Declaration. But, as it is, I...
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 8 November 2009

    Serge Lutens - Chene

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chêne_02.jpg
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    Re: < SOTD > Thursday >

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
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    Re: Incense fragances recomendations must try

    Bertrand Douchaufour is a master with incense. Three of my favorites:

    L'Artisan - Dzongkha: woody iris and incense

    Eau D'Italie - Paestum Rose: spicy rose and incense

    L'Artisan -...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 3 Nov 09

    Encre Noire
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    Re: S o t D November 1st 2009

    Patchouli 24 by Le Labo.
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 31 Ocober 2009

    L'air du desert Marocain
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    Re: Most natural smelling fragrance?

    Frederic Malle's Une Rose smells like the most beautiful natural dew-laden rose --- and in vivid technicolor.
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    Re: S o t D: Thursday, 29 October 2009

    Tobacco Vanille
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    Re: S o t D: Wednesday, 28 October 2009

    Chergui
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 27 October 2009

    John Varvatos
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    Re: thoughts on Egoiste

    I just bought a bottle of Egoiste concentree at Parfum1. I had a hard time finding any place that had it, but AnthonyDG put me on the right path. I don't think they ship outside the US, though. ...
  87. Re: By Kilian's Back to Black vs. L'Occitane Eau Des Baux (and others)

    I do see a certain similarity between Back to Black and Eau des Baux, especially the vanilla and tobacco notes. However, even more pronounced is Eau des Baux's similarity to Hermes Ambre Narguile. ...
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    Re: S o t D: Monday, 26 October 2009

    Spiritueuse Double Vanille --- testing this BN favorite from a decant. Not too sure I get all the hype.
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    Re: Bought Terre D'Hermes. Thoughts

    I am right there with you. I ordered a sample and absolutely hated it. As I remember it, I thought the mineral/citrus opening smelled too thin and metallic and it really put me off. Then one day,...
  90. Re: I don't want to say I told you so, but.....

    N_Tesla, buying up all those bottles might have resulted in product scarcity and caused a temporary surge in price!
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 25 October 2009

    John Varvatos (original) -- blind bought this one at TJ Maxx for $14.99 and originally hated it, but it has since grown on me.
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    Re: Kiehl 's Oil Pour Homme

    I also own the roll on Pour Homme oil --- it reminds me a little of Yatagan. Anyone see thsi similarity?
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    Re: L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    Thank you for all your suggestions! I guess I'll have to pick up a bottle on my next trip to Europe.
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    L'instant de Guerlain Eau Extreme

    I recently received a decant of L'instant de Guerlain Pour Homme Eau Extreme from another BN member, and I absolutely love it. It is definitely an improvement on the already impressive edt --- much...
  95. Re: Yatagan - vintage vs. contemporary formulation.

    Am I correct in assuming that the new version of Yatagan only comes in the 4.2 oz bottle --- or is there also a 3.4 oz and 1.7 oz?
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    Re: Which scent would you wear if...

    * a dinner? - Mechant Loup or Bois D'Orage
    * movies? - Angelique Sous La Pluie or Declaration
    * a concert - Ambre Sultan (Brahms) or L'Essence de Must de Cartier (Beethoven)
    * a café?...
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    Re: Favorite Everyday Fragrance

    Encre Noire and Declaration. In fact, if I had to give up all frags but one, I would hold onto Declaration at all costs!
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    Re: S o t D: Friday, 23 October 2009

    Rose 31
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    Re: Musc Kublai Khan now at Barneys

    It is on the Barney's website. You need to look under "Boutique Fragrances," the hit "view all" --- it is the very last entry when you scroll all the way to the bottom.
    ...
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

    I don't know anything about PM, but I just noticed that a BN member by the name of "Matthew" has a bottle of "Chanel - Pour Monsieur ('55) - 100ml 40% (no box) - $30" for sale.

    Take a look at the...
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