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    Guerlain Homme Intense is lovely. I'm actually a fan of Homme and the two flankers, even though they don't get much love on Basenotes. Speaking of Guerlain, have you sniffed the new Shalimar Parfum Initial yet? I know it's marketed for women, but I've actually fallen for it in a big way. It reminds me of Dior Homme a little. I think it's very wearable by a man.

    Yeah, Dublin isn't too bad for fragrance shopping. The Tom Ford stuff in Brown Thomas is always worth a visit. The Dundrum shopping centre has a big range too in Harvey Nichols and House of Fraser! You should hop on the Luas and check them out next time you're down.
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    Hey, I've been around here enough to know this - you spend a year or so on this place, and you'll be dissecting fragrances with the best of them. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the folks who start out not trusting their noses, end up being some of our best sniffers - perhaps because they seem to be very careful. And from what you said so far, it sounds like you're already making a great start.

    You will definitely enjoy the Intense. It has a grab-bag of notes in it - you'll have your longest list of identifiable notes on that one, for sure! Enjoy!!!

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    Thank you! Actually, the two people with the most extensive wardrobes here are probably hednic and noggs - 4 digits! Very impressive. I do have to worry about where to put them all. But it does have a purpose. I love to be able to compare and contrast fragrances as I write about them. Really, I have less of a wardrobe than a personal library. Fragrances are like books to me - and like books, I find that if I part with even one, I will kick myself later when I need it for a reference.

    It doesn't help that I fall in love with entire lines, too. Guerlain Homme.... Yes, I'm a sucker for it. The new Eau is on my short list, and will inevitably find its way into my collection. No apologies! No such thing as too much fragrance!
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    Hey! Yeah, it's not bad in Dublin alright. There's still plenty that we don't get here though. I was in London last weekend and it was properly amazing. I had to restrain myself! Hehe.

    I haven't been to Belfast in a little while, but I used to pop into House of Fraser in Victoria Square and Debenhams in the Castle Court. There's a men's clothes shop that sells Creed stuff too I think?

    Nice to hear from a relatively local fragrance fan!

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