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    As title really.

    I fancy getting something new for the Summer. As I've just turned 40, I could do with a real 'mans' or 'mature' fragrance. Nothing too expensive.

    Currently using Thierry Mugler A*Men but need a change.

    Really new to all this so no difficult questions please!

    Cheers.

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    Creed Millesime Imperial.
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    Welcome and happy 40th, fozzy. You should try the Acqua di Parma Colonia lineup. I like the original, Assoluta and Intensa versions a lot. And I'm 40 plus :-)

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    There are a lot of choices. Some classic citrus options: Acqua di Parma, Eau Sauvage, Eau de Guerlain. A cheapo: Guy Laroche's Horizon, now $1/50 ml bottle at Dollar Tree; this is discontinued, a kind of a proto-aquatic that I find very interesting. Most of the vetivers should make a good summer fragrance. I plan to use Givenchy Play as a casual but it is light and very fleeting (an advantage in the summer I think). Bulgari Aqva is the best of the aquas I think; good for summer. Millesime Imperial makes an excellent choice but is expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Creed Millesime Imperial.
    A bit too expensive. Needs to be at most £30 ($47 US) for 50ml/1.7oz.

    I just want to try a few scents at the cheaper end of the scale first.

    Will be mainly worn in the evenings as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    A bit too expensive. Needs to be at most £30 ($47 US) for 50ml/1.7oz.

    I just want to try a few scents at the cheaper end of the scale first.

    Will be mainly worn in the evenings as well.
    You might try some minis if you can get them (3-15 ml). These are usually less than $15 in the U.S. and a selection should get you through the summer. I find the 15ml in particular a useful size because they travel well and last awhile. 10ml decants would serve roughly the same purpose and would let you try something expensive for less than $50/US.

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    Yachting by Pascal Morabito

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    Quote Originally Posted by cologne connoisseur View Post
    Welcome and happy 40th, fozzy. You should try the Acqua di Parma Colonia lineup. I like the original, Assoluta and Intensa versions a lot. And I'm 40 plus :-)
    Cheers.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I'm looking at some Juicy Couture Dirty English for Men at £13.75 for 50ml/1.7oz. What's the projection and longevity like? I've also seen some Bvlgari BLV pour Homme at £14.85 for 30ml and Calvin Klein Obsession Night for Men at £17.75 for 75ml. Any good?

    I don't mind buying blind at those prices either.

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    Rive Gauche, the stuff is potent, easy on the trigger for this one in the summer.
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    Rive Gauche. Lomani pour Homme. Nautica Voyage. Kouros.
    Want to trade - Tom Ford Extreme for Windsor, Amber Absolute, Aventus x02....
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    Quote Originally Posted by heperd View Post
    Rive Gauche. Lomani pour Homme. Nautica Voyage. Kouros.
    All these are positively fantastic choices. I was going to recommend Tabac Original until I saw "evening wear."

    My favorites out of those are Rive Gauche and Kouros, provided they mesh with your skin (I've smelled some funky smelling Rive Gauche!)

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    Live Jazz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    Cheers.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I'm looking at some Juicy Couture Dirty English for Men at £13.75 for 50ml/1.7oz. What's the projection and longevity like? I've also seen some Bvlgari BLV pour Homme at £14.85 for 30ml and Calvin Klein Obsession Night for Men at £17.75 for 75ml. Any good?

    I don't mind buying blind at those prices either.
    I just wore Dirty English for the first time: pleasant, not especially, I would think, a summer scent but could be worn in the summer. Projection and longevity seemed average. Don't know Bulgari Blv but like Bulgari in general. Obsession is a bit strong but might be nice on summer evenings.

    I think Rive Gauche makes a great summer evening scent, possibly Kouros though it strikes many the wrong way and might be risky.

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    You were using A*Men in the summer?
    Many good frags for summer use; to name a few: Rochas: Eau de Rochas Pour homme, Issey Miyake L'Eau D'Issey, Terre d'Hermes, Live Jazz, Aqua Quorum, Cool Water etc.


    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    As title really.

    I fancy getting something new for the Summer. As I've just turned 40, I could do with a real 'mans' or 'mature' fragrance. Nothing too expensive.

    Currently using Thierry Mugler A*Men but need a change.

    Really new to all this so no difficult questions please!

    Cheers.
    My Top '10' : (In no particular order)

    - Dolce & Gabbana: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Paco Rabanne: Pour Homme (vintage)
    - Loewe: Esencia/Pour Homme/Solo/7
    - Davidoff: Leather Blend Edp
    - Dior: Eau Sauvage Parfum
    - MPG: Santal Noble
    - Guerlain: Vetiver
    - Van Cleef & Arpels: Pour Homme
    - Hermes: Terre d'Hermes
    - YSL: Kouros (Fraicheur)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hunter View Post
    Live Jazz.
    "Will be mainly worn in the evenings as well."

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    You just turned 40, buy yourself something nice like Creed Millesime Imperial, Aventus or Green Irish Tweed! Check out the prices at places like luckyscent and $140 for a grey market bottle of MI will seem cheap! And a 125 mL bottle lasts forever. You only live once...

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    Aramis New West for Him
    Current Top Favorites:
    1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
    2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
    3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
    4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie

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    7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
    9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    9) X for Men (Clive Christian) - tie
    9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
    9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie

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    You just turned 40, buy yourself something nice like Creed Millesime Imperial, Aventus or Green Irish Tweed! Check out the prices at places like luckyscent and $140 for a grey market bottle of MI will seem cheap! And a 125 mL bottle lasts forever. You only live once...
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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    Cheers.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I'm looking at some Juicy Couture Dirty English for Men at £13.75 for 50ml/1.7oz. What's the projection and longevity like? I've also seen some Bvlgari BLV pour Homme at £14.85 for 30ml and Calvin Klein Obsession Night for Men at £17.75 for 75ml. Any good?

    I don't mind buying blind at those prices either.
    Dirty English is not a summer scent and I wouldn't buy it. I own a bottle and projection and longevity are very poor.
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    Bulgari Aqua pour Homme Marine by Bulgari - Initially, one is slapped with a bitter citrus, provided by the sharp grapefruit and sour neroli brigarade, slowy tempered by the fruitiness of sweet melons and somewhat medicinal cucumber. From afar, a sprinkling of saltiness beckons the invigorating opening to its waiting middle. Here, in the heart, a magnificent stew brews with the pine-like, tangy rosemary flower, coupled with what I venture to say is calone with its watery, marine and ozone accord as well as posidonia, with its sea grass, vegetal highlight and oceanic spiciness, to furnish a delightful, fresh, seashore apparition. Transitioning to its untroubled base, white cedarwood with its crisp, dry and clean woodiness carries the piece to its comforting drydown. This unique, brine composition, a treat to be enjoyed in the warm weather of spring and summer, has good projection and average longevity.

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    Story by Paul Smith - One is initially treated to a blast of a lemony and slightly peppery, citric accord. The herbal and faintly woody aspects of ivy leaf intrude upon and commingle with this sparkling citrus, providing a crisp, leafy opening, which saunters to the awaiting middle. Here, in the heart, a floral potion from the sweet jasmine and cardboard-like mustiness of rose leaf tempers the jarring opening, and transitions to the welcoming base. An altering melange of grass-like and clean vetiver, white musk, with its laundered-linen illusion, as well as a rugged, mineral amber coalesce. With an errant metallic and faintly minty something fluttering about, the dry woodiness of cedar squires the cleanly mix to a refreshing drydown. This light and fresh composition has good projection and longevity, and will bloom in the spring, summer and fall. A very nice fragrance which can be had rather inexpensively.

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    Yves Saint Laurent Pour homme.

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    go for azzaro pour homme...fougere has that cool feeling to it

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    Live Jazz works both day and night, I don't care what anybody says. Guerlain Vetiver is also one of my warm weather favorites.
    Current Favorites:
    1. Le 3me Homme - Caron
    2. Yatagan - Caron
    3. Van Cleef & Arples Pour Homme
    4. Dolce & Gabbana pour Homme
    5. Kouros - YSL
    6. L'Anarchiste - Caron
    7. Xeryus - Givenchy
    8. V.I.P. Special Reserve - Giorgio Beverly Hills
    9. The Dreamer - Versace
    10. Nobile - Gucci

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    Heritage by Guerlain: pepper, cedar, amber, leather and vanilla.
    If you are used to wearing A*Men you can carry off Heritage, which is (somewhat) strong and rich, but warm, dry and a little sweet.

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    Guerlain - Vetiver
    Dior - Eau Sauvage
    YSL - Live Jazz
    YSL - Kouros Fraicheur
    Chanel - Pour Monsieur
    Guy Laroche - Horizon

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    Aqaba - Men

    Topnote: Cognac, Lemon
    Heartnote: White Flowers, Green notes
    Basenote: Sandalwood, Leather


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    Quote Originally Posted by Slayerized View Post
    You were using A*Men in the summer?
    ....
    No, I've been using it for the last 4 months or so and need something different for the Summer.

    Again, thanks for all the suggestions. Lots of choices.

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    +1 Guerlain Vetiver, Eau de Rochas. Also I suggest Cartier Declaration.

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    Bvlgari Aqva

    Dior Fanreheit

    Azzaro pour homme
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    Frapin - L'humaniste
    My top 16:

    1. Joop! - Homme 2. Puredistance - M
    3. Tom Ford - Tobacco vanille 4. Tom Ford - Neroli portofino
    5. Tauer - L'air de desert marocaine 6. Armani Privé - Ambre orient
    7. Bond - Harrod's oud 8. Amouage - Jubilation XXV
    9. Parf. Brückner - Aoud 1 10. Clive Christian - X
    11.Xerjoff - Regio 12. Lush - Breath of God
    13. M.Micaleff - Art collec. 102 14. Armani Privé - Figuier eden
    15. Nasomatto - Pardon 16. Heeley - Oranges and lemons ...

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    Ok, I have a few on my short-list at varying prices.

    Rive Gauche
    Live Jazz
    IM L'Eau D'Issey
    Bvlgari Aqua PH
    Azzaro Pour Homme

    How similar are the ones I've listed? Also, a few comments on their individual projection and longevity would be useful.

    Thanks.

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    Tuscany by Aramis

    Citrus & leather with a hint of spiciness.

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    YSL Live Jazz

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    Bosque by Hamiecki & Graf.

    excellent summer scent with high qualities.
    You will never regret it.
    The longevity is superior ( more than 24 hours for me).

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    Pop into a John lewis or Selfridge or whatever (even Boots have plenty of choice) and try some out. From what you mentioned Bulgari could be a good choice at that price. otherwise Rive Gauche, Bulgari Aqua Live Jazz and many many others. Alternatively pick up a few part used bottles on Ebay for about a quarter of the rrp. Careful though, it can get addictive..

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    I recommend also Acqua di Parma line up (especially original Colonia), Lorenzo Villoresi Uomo, Chanel Pour Monsieur or Creed Millesime Imperial. I hope you find what you are looking for!
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    Millesime Imperial. Buy a decant! The ultimate summer scent. You won't look back. It's the first niche I bought and it's still my all time favourite-- in fact I like it even more now than I did back then! It doesn't have a rep for being a grower but it definitely is imo. Young, old, any season, any setting, any occasion; it's awesome.

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    Thanks for the further recommendations.

    I've just been looking on Ebay and have seen various 'vials' for sale. I'm considering getting 2ml of Creed Aventus for around £6.75 delivered (around $10 US). Does that sound a reasonable price?

    I definitely wouldn't want to pay full price for it at the moment just in case I didn't like it.

    I've also just ordered a 2ml sample of Terre D'Hermes for £3.75 delivered ($6 US) and 3ml of L'Homme La Nuit for £3.89 delivered ($6 US).

    I think I've made a wise decision!

    edit//
    I take that last statement back as I've just read that L'Homme La Nuit is more of a Winter fragrance!
    Last edited by fozzy; 25th March 2012 at 02:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badr View Post
    Millesime Imperial. Buy a decant! The ultimate summer scent. You won't look back. It's the first niche I bought and it's still my all time favourite-- in fact I like it even more now than I did back then! It doesn't have a rep for being a grower but it definitely is imo. Young, old, any season, any setting, any occasion; it's awesome.
    I've just seen 2.5ml of Millesime Imperial for around £6.50. Is it worth a try or not?

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    Just sell out and go with acqua di gio

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    I've just seen 2.5ml of Millesime Imperial for around £6.50. Is it worth a try or not?
    Look on scentsplits.wikidot.com and Crystal Flacon to get an idea of prices. I'm on my phone so can't check but £6.50 inc delivery sounds ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    Cheers.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.

    I'm looking at some Juicy Couture Dirty English for Men at £13.75 for 50ml/1.7oz. What's the projection and longevity like? I've also seen some Bvlgari BLV pour Homme at £14.85 for 30ml and Calvin Klein Obsession Night for Men at £17.75 for 75ml. Any good?

    I don't mind buying blind at those prices either.
    Welcome Fozzy,
    Here's my humble opinion:
    Dirty English is better for winter with its cedar base.
    Bvlgari BLV - should be ok, as far as i remember
    Obsession Night - a bit too heavy for daytime.

    My own picks:
    Azzaro Pour Homme L'Eau - Its a new launch, dont know if its already available in UK, but I found it a great, classy summer fragrance, picks up the immortal accord of the original and freshens it up a few notches.

    Dior Eau Sauvage Fraicheur de Cuir- Picks up the classic accord of eau sauvage and gets some leather in it for a classy, empowering vibe, perfect for summer evenings.

    Bvlgari Aqua Marine- Amazing seaside-scent fragrance, perfect for the really hot days. Dollars&Scents' description nailed it!

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    Got a small sample of La Nuit de L'Homme through the post today.

    My first impression of it is that I've smelt it before. It just doesn't smell 'unique' enough for my liking. It's also a bit feminine on me.

    Who knows, my impression might change later on but at the moment it just seems a little bit generic.

    I much prefer my Mugler A Men to La Nuit de L'Homme at the moment. Maybe that tells me something about myself!

    edit//
    It's a long time ago since I tried CK Crave but I'm smelling similarities between that and La Nuit de L'Homme. Am I going completely mad? I didn't like Crave either by the way.
    Last edited by fozzy; 27th March 2012 at 01:25 PM.

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    If you do decide to go with a Creed fragrance, definitely check out Kron's splits on the split forum. I just bought both Aventus and MI in 50ml decants from him, and the price combined with smaller sizes adds up to better affordability.

    Kron's presentation is also fantastic.

    If not, then I would also reccomend trying the Acqua di Parma line, particularly the original Colonia. You can get free samples in most department stores or Space NK.

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    low end of your budget: definitely Nautica Voyage. If you can find it (never seen it in an actual store), Halston Unbound is nice as well.

    Higher end of yr budget, I love the standards Acqua di Gio and Dior Eau Sauvage (though I wonder if its longevity issues would suffer in the summer heat). I can't wait to try Bvlgari Aqua Marine...it's on my list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzy View Post
    As title really.

    I fancy getting something new for the Summer. As I've just turned 40, I could do with a real 'mans' or 'mature' fragrance. Nothing too expensive.

    Currently using Thierry Mugler A*Men but need a change.

    Really new to all this so no difficult questions please!

    Cheers.
    Consider these:

    Creed Original Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Chanel Allure Edition Blanche
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Bond. No. 9 Silver Factory
    Chanel Platinum Egoiste
    Dior Fahrenheit Aqua
    Bvlgari Aqua Marine
    Dior Homme Sport
    Bvlgari Man
    Carolina Herrera Man
    Carolina Herrera 212 for Men
    Versace Eau Fraiche
    YSL L'Homme
    Creed Virgin Island Water
    Bond No. 9 Chez Bond
    Prada Infusion D'Homme
    Klein Eternity Aqua
    Boss Elements Aqua
    Sergio Tacchini Pour Homme
    Mugler Cologne
    Mugler Ice Men

    Finally 2 very nice solid summer cheapies:
    Nautica Voyage
    Aqua Quorum
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    I'm currently trying to get a sample of some Creed MI before buying a decant.

    I'm actually still trying to find out what my likes and dislikes are. For some reason, I think I'll like gourmand frags rather than anything else.

    Of the ones mentioned so far, which are considered gourmand frags that are good for Summer evenings? Are gourmand frags generally not suited to the Summer? Also, which of them have the best longevity? That's important to me.

    I'm just looking for something that is a little bit unique.

    Which of the ones mentioned so far match my criteria best?:

    Suitable for 40 year old.
    Excellent longevity and projection.
    Summer evening use mainly.
    'Unique' smell.
    Around £30 for 50ml.

    I really should buy a bottle because I seem to be currently throwing money away on small samples. I'm tempted to just buy some Rive Gauche and be done with it! Too much indecision on my behalf.
    Last edited by fozzy; 27th March 2012 at 06:17 PM.

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    I own AdP Colonia, and the longevity is not great to be honest. If you just want to wear it for an evening it's fine, but for all day you'll need to refresh.

    Terre D'hermes might be a better bet, completely different to AdP though. Where AdP is light citrus +florals, TdH is like somone threw a pile of orange peel on a campfire while out in the Australian outback after a long day of blistering heat.. the hot rocks and earth around giving off a real mineral flavour of scorched earth

    TdH also meets your longevity requirements, particularly in the pure perfume variety. Definitely suitable for an older man and certainly a unique smell.

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    (unable to edit above post for some reason)

    Terre d'hermes is also pretty much bang on your price point

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    Parfums de Nicolai - New York
    Christian Dior - Eau Sauvage

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    So far I've tried La Nuit de L'Homme and Terre d'hermes.

    On first try I didn't like La Nuit de L'Homme but I've given it another test today and I'm coming round to the smell of it.

    On the other hand, I liked Terre d'hermes from the 1st spray. It definitely something that I'll be putting on my short list.

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    Live Jazz
    Rive Gauche
    Creed MI

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    Ok, I've now had chance to sample some Creed MI.

    It's non offensive but it's also nothing special either. It smells clean and soapy throughout on me.

    There's just nothing interesting about it's smell at all. I much prefer the sample of Terre d'Hermes I've tried. Lovely stuff. Even the L'Homme La Nuit is starting to grow on me after me not initially liking it.

    Also, it's one of few scents that has actually given me a headache or make me sneeze. Certainly won't be buying any more of this. In fact, I wouldn't even buy if it was only £30 per 100ml/3.4oz.
    Last edited by fozzy; 1st April 2012 at 06:00 PM.

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