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    Re: Fragrance for a dapper gentleman

    I'm wearing Guerlain Heritage EdP today and feels like the ideal fragrance for a dapper gentleman. But something to wear once in a while, at least for me.

    The recommendations in this thread are...
  2. Re: Which one is less "formal": Boucheron pH or Lalique pH Lion? (EdT/EdP)

    I feel the Boucheron pour Homme ( in either formula) is definitely much less sweet. I really recommend the EdP.

    Interesting how there is a mix of opinions on both the Lalique and Boucheron being...
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    Re: The Absolute WORST Fragrance of All Time

    How could you?! Whaa....Whoo....Why....

    *Faints*



    Dior Sauvage 2015 stinks. Bad.
  4. Poll: Re: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    I strongly feel you will find getting a bottle is worth it. A fragrance this good from a current mainstream house is special. Can be a sensual scent, but also great wearing while solo as well. The...
  5. Re: Which one is less "formal": Boucheron pH or Lalique pH Lion? (EdT/EdP)

    I feel the total opposite :rolleyesold: To me the EdP is much closer to the 1881 accord.

    The EdT for Boucheron PH is far away.



    I agree
  6. Poll: Re: Lush Poll - Your Favourite ? (Unisex thread for male and female releases)

    David, thanks for that post.

    A crazy neon version of Dana Tabu sounds good to me :)

    I do like that they have a unique style in the world of mainstream fragrances. Its always nice to have some...
  7. Poll: Re: Lush Poll - Your Favourite ? (Unisex thread for male and female releases)

    :lolk: Any reason why?

    I find their stores a bit discombobulating. In the past, if I went in with a female, the SA's would pounce on us. If I was alone sometimes it was awkward. I feel like the...
  8. Re: Are there YSL Rive Gauche alternatives that actually smell the SAME?

    I agree. Rive Gauche pour Homme edt is quite special.

    I don't find Azzaro pour Homme, Pasha, Safari, Or Black, Captain, Patrick or Divine L'homme Sage to be similar at all.

    Rive Gauche pour...
  9. Poll: Re: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    Yuck. That does not sound good.

    I agree, the original is a masterpiece.
  10. Poll: Re: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    Have not smelled the Parfum, so I will refrain from voting.

    But coincidentally, Declaration EdT is my Sotd. :)
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    Re: Which three do you like best?

    It's a good fragrance to have in the stash. In time you will become very comfortable wearing it well. Azzaro pour Homme is a classic.
  12. Re: Thinking of buying Valentino uomo!! Should I do it?

    ^ I'm in agreement with Nick.

    Go with something else SubZee. Take a chance on something that smells different than Dior Homme edt. I don't know what you like, but something that you've eyed...
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    Re: Loewe Plata (2020)

    This one sounds pretty decent from the reviews online. I was not crazy for the original. Thanks for posting OP. Hope we can get more feedback on this fragrance.
  14. Re: Fragrances you like but those around you do not?

    A good scent. And the Oliver Reed mention is quite apt.

    When I had a sample of Santa Maria Novella Sandalo, I had family run away to another room lol. That actual smells like a scent that perhaps...
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    Re: The Downside (?) of Try Before You Buy

    Ah I see now. Well yeh, I honestly like some excitement when getting a fragrance. Sampling beforehand is risky as well. Sometimes a fragrance isn't as good as I thought it was and I've realized that...
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    Re: Cheap frags but top shelf smell?

    Is that the classic one released in 1934? If so that is great to hear it is still well made. Not talked about much here on the forums. The opening packed a bit of a punch last time I sampled. And I...
  17. Re: I have yet to try out Montale fragrances. Which ones should I sample?

    Much appreciate the feedback on the Greyland. Thank you. I will track down a sample sometime.

    I sorta feel its the heavy Iso E Super that bothers me about Encre Noire. I get the same upset...
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    Re: Male's 35-40, would you wear A&F Fierce?

    I think Kaern got a bit mixed up. It may have been some kinda lucid bad dream involving damn kids and crappy fragrances.



    LOL. Yes, pretty much my reaction too. And besides, anime people are...
  19. Re: Fragrances for classic Guerlain lovers to try

    Etro Shaal Nur. No doubt about it. I should get a bottle one day, but this one is a wink and nod to classic Guerlain.

    Agree with the House of Caron as well. The Third Man is my choice for...
  20. Re: Recommdtions Orange Woody Dry ( something between Bigarade Concentrée and Eau d'Hermes )

    It would be amazing if Orange Spice was much more available. Yes, I agree, a class above Kouros. It has so much going for it. Nothing about it makes me self conscience while wearing it. It fits the...
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    Re: Oud/Aoud for an ignoramus

    To me reading the forums and reviews is very important. Yes, it does not help with actual smelling, but you will learn a lot. There are so many good reviewers here. From there you can pick of samples...
  22. Re: Layering with club de nuit intense man with every fragrance?

    I am not sure if you can layer or what I would call blend with every fragrance. I am sure there are some that would work much better than others. That being said most of the fragrances you listed...
  23. Re: I have yet to try out Montale fragrances. Which ones should I sample?

    This sounds worth sampling. I am surprised at how under the radar Greyland is on the forums. I like the Bentley Absolute, but not so much the Encre Noire.
  24. Re: Icy Cold Fragrance That Resembles the Coldness of Winter

    For me it would be:

    Geir Ness. This stuff packs a punch and I remember way back when it had a bit of a following on Basenotes. The reviews say it all about this Norwegian fragrance. Its a risky...
  25. Re: Recommdtions Orange Woody Dry ( something between Bigarade Concentrée and Eau d'Hermes )

    Please let us know what your impressions are of the fragrances once you get around to test them. D'un Soir is a really good day to day rose scent. It's quite lively and I always felt good wearing it....
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    Re: Anyone else mess around with mixing?

    I used to do this for a couple of seasons a few years ago and have wanted to do it again. Lots of people like to combine scents and blend them. I would think a musk scent would work very well here. I...
  27. Re: I have yet to try out Montale fragrances. Which ones should I sample?

    I had thought most of their fragrances were reformulated and really toned down. Am I wrong? I thought when there was an ownership split something happened.

    I used to love sampling their huge...
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    Re: The Downside (?) of Try Before You Buy

    I generally prefer a sample to try at home. However, blind buying is fun and not all fragrances have samples that are available ( whether from an online decant store or where ever). There are lots of...
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    Re: Cheap frags but top shelf smell?

    Lalique is a house that smells great, quality materials and a very good presentation.

    Lalique pour Homme edt/edp and Hommage a L'homme are favorites of mine. Encre Noire, White, Equus, Perles de...
  30. Re: Recommdtions Orange Woody Dry ( something between Bigarade Concentrée and Eau d'Hermes )

    A similar thing happens to lots of people. It happened to me on occasion when I had a decant. Other times the fragrance would just get on my nerves. I also just don't like the overall smell and feel...
  31. Re: Recommdtions Orange Woody Dry ( something between Bigarade Concentrée and Eau d'Hermes )

    Arancia di Capri is pretty awesome smelling. Great opening. I will have to retest my sample, but I really liked it from what I remember. Is it an orange dry woody however?







    Orange...
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    Re: Oakmoss smell

    :thumbup: Exactly. Thanks for adding that Nasenmann.
  33. Re: What do you think is the best MEN'S fragrance + flanker line?

    Hard to say which is the best. But I think the Cartier Declaration line needs a shout out.

    Declaration edt, Declaration Bois Bleu, Declaration Cologne, Declaration D'un Soir and Declaration D'un...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrances

    L'Occitane Eau des Baux.

    The opening is nice, but the dry down might be the cure for insomnia. It gets recommended, however there are much better options in this genre.

    Bleu de Chanel, Terre...
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    Re: habit rouge edt or edp?

    Agree with these two gents.
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    Re: Is Caron Le 3e Homme being discontinued?

    Hopefully just a distribution issue. A classic like this needs to be around.
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    Re: One Man Show vs Signature

    Much prefer Signature. More classic and standard.

    If you choose One Man Show, you'd better be okay with a love life that is a one person show.
  38. Thread: New scents

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    Re: New scents

    Ambre Russie was a WOW fragrance when I had a sample of it. A bit unpredictable at times, but that is a charm sometimes. Keeps it interesting. Wish I had a bottle, maybe some day. Congrats on the...
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    Re: Eau de Rochas Homme new vs old?

    i didn't find Eau de Rochas Homme old school bitter at all. Both fragrances are citrus. But otherwise I find the current Rochas fragrance a fresh citrus/verbana. Not a long lasting scent, but that is...
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    Re: Bois du Portugal without sweet base

    Nicolai New York Intense perhaps?
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    Re: Favorite Scent

    The pamphlet as well. You just had to include that Jon lol. I'm just jealous ;-) I hope you are enjoying in good health. Few fragrances can ever be in that peer group.

    Those old bottles look so...
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    Re: My Mystery Bottle..Help Me

    Nice. Good to see Tuscany per Uomo being promoted well back then,
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    Re: My Mystery Bottle..Help Me

    From that distance it does look like Perry Ellis.

    The caps are slightly different now, however that may have been a different twist on the cap ( no pun intended).
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    Re: Your experiences with Aramis Tuscany

    I would have thought this happened the year Aramis launched the eight classic scents in the Gentleman's Collection. So in summer of 2009.
  45. Re: I can't believe I've never smelled Heritage..

    I feel you will really like it. I prefer the EDP. But definitely try any Heritage out. Kind of related to Zino as well, although MegaMav is correct with the fragrances he listed as cousins to...
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    Re: Your cologne is killing me..

    Sorry to read that happened. I adore Zino as well. I try to give it an hour before heading out on the train if I ever wear it on a commute.

    Where do you spray btw? I would have thought under a...
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    Re: Anthony Hopkins (yes the actor) "AH" Edp?

    ^ Bottle looks pretty classy.
  48. Re: Rose and Frankincense for men fragrance search - why is this combination so unusual?

    The first versions of Amouage Lyric Man and Domenico Caraceni had this accord. Not sure about current versions.

    Eau d'Italie Paestum Rose and if memory if correct Costes have this accord as well.
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    Re: Lolita lempicka Au Masculin similar?

    ^ Agree with Kaern.

    These two fragrances, Au Masculin and Yohji Homme, are surprisingly unique in the fragrance world! That's too bad, because I feel there is a good amount of potential with those...
  50. Re: Recommend me a full on masculine I should try!

    Thanks for the feedback. And judging by your October rotation, you are the right man to ask and get feedback from. I don't have that much experience with Gomma myself. I'm more keen on Messe de...
  51. Re: Recommend me a full on masculine I should try!

    Forgive me if you had already mentioned this, but have you sampled Knize Ten?

    Its been ten years since I have, but I just found it a bit much. That is not to say you will not like it.
    ...
  52. Re: Recommend me a full on masculine I should try!

    Santa Maria Novella:

    Tobacco Toscana.
    Acqua di Cuba
    Sandalwood


    The whole brand is a bit overlooked on frag forums and Youtube, but these 3 to me smell and feel full on masculine. Not 15%,...
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    Re: Bentley Intense vs One Million Prive ?

    I would go with the Paco Rabanne One Million Prive.

    It smells good, but more importantly, I feel it doesn't become obnoxious or too strong. Stays classy. The Bentley Intense isn't a bad fragrance,...
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    Re: Glass Or Plastic Pipette

    I agree Scotchio :thumbup:
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    Re: Salvador Dali original 1987

    Well stated. I never quite understand why someone, at least on Basenotes where there is an entire directory, just assumes all 80s fragrances are brash bitter fragrances or of just a few stereotypes....
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    Re: Salvador Dali original 1987

    :grin: So I guess you did not like it. That's fair. It it certainly not for everyone.
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    Re: Kenzo Takada, rest in peace

    Great designer.

    Even if he did not have much input in his fragrances, Kenzo is a respectable house. It is too bad some solid fragrances were discontinued however. It seems like the best ones were....
  58. Re: Is La nuit de l'homme suitable for an 18 year old

    I say NO !

    Try fragrances. Buy and test out samples. You will find something better that you like.

    But if you like it, then go for it. I just think you will find some better scents for yourself.
  59. Re: Clubman Pinaud Classic Vanilla After Shave Lotion Type Perfume

    I'm a big fan of this fragrance. Feels very easy going to wear, but has character and a nice vibe. I don't mind reapplying. But if anything is similar I would love to know as well.

    I'm not so...
  60. Re: $200 on one bottle...is NY Intense the pick?

    I can't wait to one day get a bottle as well. Still upset I did not get it when I had a convenient chance. It's a little on the pricey side, however, if its a well used fragrance it is worth it.
    ...
  61. Re: Anyone know when Caron will start distributing their fragrances again within new restrictions?

    Good fragrace. Works surprisingly well in summer. The notes are so much more livelier.
  62. Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum 2017 Clones / Cheap Alternatives.

    A fragrance is worth it if you enjoy the whole bottle. Dior is never really cheap in price. And the fragrances rarely smell cheap. This one is well made.

    Make some space in the budget, wait for a...
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    Re: Path of the Gods (Kouros Experience)

    Enjoyed reading this thread :)



    I actually don't find it brash or "too much" ZC. Assuming that is what you mean. I find the last two versions, used with some finesse, to be just right. I have...
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    Re: What is my collection missing?

    Zhangfan, I feel it is a good choice. It's a classic scent from a classic house made from a great perfumer. Enjoy it.
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    Poll: Re: The best fougere

    Really unfortunate how pricey a currently made fougere is now lol. I can't believe how quick things change from 10 years back.

    I haven't smelled any of these. But hope to try the Sartorial...
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    I should have sampled this when I had a chance.

    Not crazy for wearing the original though. I like the smell on others, but annoys myself when I wear it. Hope the Parfum doesn't do that.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Moschino Toy Boy for men?

    From what I have read here I feel like Cartier Declaration D'un Soir is a better contemporary rose masculine fix.
  68. Re: Sung Homme compared to my beloved Calvin. Really?

    Not at all sir. Sung Homme is an okay scent. Nothing to write home about. But not bad either.

    Have you thought of getting into perfumery yourself? You seem quite passionate about Calvin and its...
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    Re: The most hip patchouly

    I agree Trauer. It can't get any better. I am still kicking myself for not getting a bottle when I had the chance.

    Hippies and the 70s are unknown to me. I don't associate patchouli and hippies...
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    Re: Nautica voyage worth getting ?

    Agree with Hobbes. It's a very sharp screechy fragrance. I used to hate it when I got caught in someones Voyage sillage. Ugh !

    Damn you Maurice Roucel. Damn you Nautica.
  71. Re: Are there any remarkably good fragrances here? recommendations

    Not really a great selection. However to me the YSL M7 edt is quite good.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Hermes Concentree D'Orange Verte. Wanted something pleasant for heading over to a couples house for the afternoon. I don't wear fragrances often these days, so it was a nice change of pace for the...
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    Re: Why is Guerlain Vetiver so cheap?

    I generally agree with you. However, kids 30 years ago liked sweet fragrances as well ( sweet and fresh). Heck, older gents in there 30s 40s and 50s like them sweet. My former boss is late 50s and...
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    Re: What is my collection missing?

    Outstanding collection ZhangFan.

    Hope you enjoy the collection.
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    Re: (NEW) Emanuel Ungaro L'Homme (2018)

    Honestly I don't think that would be much of a difference xaml. Its most likely a weak performer. Let us know if your perceptions do change however. With some fragrances that I have perceived to be...
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    Re: 900, unsatisfactory longevity?

    Aramis 900 was a quiet performer for me. I had a sample of the former bottle ( before Gentleman's Collection). Nice opening and I feel like I should revisit it.
  77. Re: Mr. Fine American Blend EDT=Rive Gauche PH clone?

    :thumbup: Smart move. Let us know how you find the differences ( if there are any).
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    Re: Alain Delon Iquitos

    Iquitos was unique.

    I honestly don't think I can think of anything that smells like it. Rose, incense, aldehydes....etc.

    Perhaps for something as satisfying try Czech & Speake No 88.

    Or...
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    Re: Aequalis by Mauboussin..anyone?

    Thanks for the feedback TG.

    I think I will at least sample Prada L'homme first before I think about Aequalis.
  80. Re: Most underrated designers fragrances/cheapies?

    I agree. Voyage is awful rubbish.

    I've been stuck behind a few guys in the past leaving this awful wake from over spraying this dreck.
  81. Re: Does Zara have any Remarkably Really Good outstanding fragrances ?

    No.

    Several years back I put way too much effort into sampling Zara fragrances and buying one. I even remember some hype back in the earlier Basenotes days when a few members hyped up some Zara...
  82. Re: Does Zara have any Remarkably Really Good outstanding fragrances ?

    No.

    Several years back I put way too much effort into sampling Zara fragrances and buying one. I even remember some hype back in the earlier Basenotes days when a few members hyped up some Zara...
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    Re: Some questions about Nicolai

    1. For those hot summer days, Cedrat Cologne is quite nice and non intrusive. Classy and polite.

    2. New York ( Intense) is in a league of its own. However, if you don't need it and think you can...
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    Re: (NEW) Emanuel Ungaro L'Homme (2018)

    Thanks for the reports Brisso and Xaml.

    Bottle is nice. But like so many other brands out there, I wish there was more of budget and cause for these fragrances. Would love to see the usual...
  85. Re: Best 2 from this list ? ( Santos, Bentley, Jaipur,Gucci Guilty Absolute , T Ford Noir ...)

    Tom Ford Noir. Its a really good timeless scent.

    Santos Concentree. Grown up, adult, masculine and not too overwhelming.
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    Re: Your favorite Cartier fragrance?

    It's a tie for me :

    Must pour Homme edt ( RIP)

    Pasha edt


    * They should bring back Must pour Homme. Such a nice elegant winter and fall scent. Reviews are overwhelmingly positive.
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    Re: Aequalis by Mauboussin..anyone?

    ^ Any similarities to Lanvin Arpege pour Homme or Paul Smith Man ? I read some reviews noting tonka and iris in the dry down.
  88. Re: Good classic-style beginner niche fragrances?

    Nicolai New York Intense.

    I missed my chance to get it last summer. It's a great fragrance and gives me hope that great fragrances can still be made in 2020.
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    Re: Guerlain L'Instant EDT longevity.

    Same here. Usualy wity 4 or 5 sprays do it. One of my go to fragrances for day time.
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    Re: Zino Davidoff Clone

    To be honest I just don't find them similar at all. I like Dali pour Homme. Love Zino. But other than them both being fragrances, I don't find them similar. Perhaps both better worn after 7pm.
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    Re: Aequalis by Mauboussin..anyone?

    ^ Thanks for sharing TC . Its definetly good to hearing more views on this fragrance.

    I thought M Generation was outstanding, so this is good news. Of course I am sure they are not the same, but...
  92. Re: Sprayer Broken. Wanting to Transfer Liquid to Another Bottle.

    Today I met up with my friend and the nozzle seemed and felt fine. However, it just did not spray any liquid ! I would think this would mean something, perhaps hardened perfume, is blocking the...
  93. Re: Sprayer Broken. Wanting to Transfer Liquid to Another Bottle.

    That's a good question P. I will see if I can take a look a bottle myself and see how the issue is. He said the sprayer " doesn't work". That could indeed be remedied. Thanks for that suggestion.
    ...
  94. Sprayer Broken. Wanting to Transfer Liquid to Another Bottle.

    Hi Everyone.

    My friend's bottle of fragrance has a broken sprayer. I don't have an extra 50ml bottle around. However, he was gonna pry the top off ( the sprayer) and transfer the liquid. I have a...
  95. Re: Recomdtions similar to ... New York, Bois dPortugal, Pour Monsieur, Knize...

    Don't forget Heritage EDP !
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    delete
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    You are wrong MFfans.



    Kouros is a high seller. It is listed on online sites as such. The perfume shops I have been to in the last couple of years always keep it well stocked. The fragrance is...
  98. Re: My Garbage Bags Smell Like Green Irish Tweed

    Maybe it is Green Irish Tweed that smells like garbage bags ?
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    Re: Kouros no longer listed on YSL website

    We'll enjoy the Halloween urinal costume fragrance and you can enjoy your Dior cucumber lawnmower gasoline fragrance :beer:

    Seriously I have never got a urine smell or cat piss smell from Kouros....
  100. Re: Old School Masculine’s Or Ones That Give A Nod To Past Times I Should Check Out?

    Interesting. I want to check this one out now.
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