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  1. Re: ======[INTERNATIONAL] Niche/Vintage/Discontinued======

    Additions made.
  2. Re: Opinions? I receieved fake or refilled Chanel Egoiste Cologne Concentree from a Basenotes member

    There is no need to name names. I think everybody would know I am the seller. I haven't visited the boards in a few weeks, and didn't realize the rant was there until OP pointed to me today. Just to...
  3. Re: ======[INTERNATIONAL] Niche/Vintage/Discontinued======

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    Re: FragranceBuyCa - Price Change

    Their site is a bit confusing. Cart prices are shown in CAD not USD.
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    Re: ======[International] Niche/Vintage======

    Added a few Creed, Habit Rouge extrait, and Xerjoff
  6. Re: ======[INTERNATIONAL] Niche/Vintage/Discontinued======

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    Re: Bogart Furyo - popping up

    I'd imagine some old stock found at a warehouse, rather than re-introduction. I recall paying in triple digits in mid 2000's for 100ml, and prices had been in the $200 range for the longest.
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    Re: ======[International] Niche/Vintage======

    Added bunch of Kilian Ouds, Dior Homme parfum, etc.
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    Re: Can I Just Vent, Please?!

    Personally, I do not begrudge lowballing. Prices are subjective. You have to acknowledge the fact most of us are collectors here, and more often than not, most collectors buy things primarily because...
  10. Re: Therapeutic Fragrance with Ensar Oud Talks Real Oud vs Synthetic

    Oh the irony. The king of exaggeration griping about supposedly deceitful marketing, because no good corporate suited marketing gurus aren't carrying the ingredients of what they are about to hype...
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    Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread様ook!

    P.,
    I don't think there are many from AG you would like. The only other one I can think of is Eau du Monsieur, or maybe 1001 ouds.
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    Re: Online store: See Scents

    A company being registered is no grounds for legitimacy. Legitimacy is too much at stake for someone to do something nefarious. How long has the company been in operation, and what are their...
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    Re: Online store: See Scents

    It just takes a few hours to set up shopify. I would be very surprised if they are legit. Even the selling point of working hard to develop distribution relationships and insisting on authenticity is...
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    Re: Creed empty bottle, boxes and even receipts?

    Someone wanted me to send them a picture of the receipt for BR540, and paypal me $2 in return. Probably to show off to their posse? People have got all sorts of reasons for these, and selling a...
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    Re: Creed empty bottle, boxes and even receipts?

    You'd be surprised. People collect all sorts of things. Bottle collecting is a hobby too. I have sold empty bottles before to a real estate agent for his showings. Apparently, people going to view...
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    Re: ======[International] Niche/Vintage======

    added a bunch, including amouage journey, amouage honour extrait, initio oud for greatness, ormonde jayne nawad oudh, ysl caftan.
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    Re: Reliable source of Creed Flacon

    fragrancenet
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    Re: Post your 3 favorite Frederic Malle's

    Except Outrageous, I have liked everything from FM. Top three from the main line would be Noir Epices, Monsieur and Une Rose.
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    Re: ebay no longer a good place for used bottles

    It goes both ways. I'd wager the number of fraudulent sellers are higher than the number of fraudulent buyers; and Ebay is just a small portion of it. In the past year, I myself have reported about a...
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    Re: Abdul Samad al Qurashi King B blend?

    Their staff is usually very helpful. You can call one of their Dubai locations and ask for whatever details you are looking for. For Saudi stores, help being available in English is highly unlikely.
  21. GUERLAIN BOIS MYSTノRIEUX vs. SONGE D'UN BOIS D'ノTノ

    So I got a little curious and got a bottle of Bois Mysterieux. The number of reviewers parroting Songe has been renamed to Bois Mysterieux is astounding. Perhaps because of the discontinuation of one...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Join the club! I wonder who else is in 4 digits besides you, me and hednic? It was good while it lasted. I went on a buying binge last week. But as long as the net additions continue to be negative,...
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    Re: ebay no longer a good place for used bottles

    It probably stems from FDA requirements than anything else. The more they expect them to be enforced, the sooner they will clean up. I wished they had done something to clean up the fakes instead of...
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    Re: Abdul Samad al Qurashi King B blend?

    The colour looks like what would be "white musk". Nothing on the local ASAQ websites either. They did a King Abdullah blend back when he was alive. There hasn't been a King whose name starts with B...
  25. Re: Serge Lutens Fille En Aiguilles $133 at fragrancenet

    Wow...that was an awesome deal on one of the last good releases from SL.
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    Re: ======[CONUS] Niche/Vintage======

    Added bunch of Kilian, Micallef and Mancera.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Prada Miracle of the rose. Pretty smoothly blended scent that does smell "expensive" for the genre that it represents. Gucci, Cartier, Prada, YSL and even Boucheron have tried their hand at playing...
  28. Re: I think I found the best Vintage Tabarome alternative?!

    No two scents are the same. Even with something similar, there are nuances that might or might not justify owning one, or the other, or both, for each individual. Aramis Devin has a similar vibe. But...
  29. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    I finally gave in, and ordered Amouage Interlude 53.
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    Re: Best ROSE themed fragrance for men/uni

    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    Azzara Acteur
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    How do you like it? If I have to wager a bet, I'd say you would probably like Ho Hang the best from Balenciaga.
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    Re: ======[CONUS] Niche/Vintage======

    Added a few more Christian Dior and Guerlain
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    Re: Problem selling a fragrance on eBay

    No, Mercari is not a better option either for the buyer or for the seller. Granted most of the transactions are trouble free on either platform, it's the procedures they've got in place to resolve...
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    Re: Masculine Fig fragrances?

    Surprised nobody has recommended Mar Jacobs for Men yet. Might be due to scarcity. Personally, I liked Marc Jacobs much better than Ferragamo(a bit partial towards scents with "oriental" character).
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    Re: Masculine Fig fragrances?

    Salvatore Ferragamo Pour Homme
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Save Songe for SOTE. It's a bit too opulent for daytime.
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    Re: Rose Chypres幽istory Lesson, please!

    You forgot Chanel No. 19 that was around the same timeframe of late 60's/early 70's. IMO, the chypre classification is too general for it not to have pre-dated even Coty, and we have to annotate...
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    Re: Can you wear Interlude Man in the summer?

    I think people associate "darker" scents with cold weather. It's really the notes, not the character. Personally, I would only be ambivalent about wearing too sweet or too leathery scents in heat;...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You probably like it a lot, for making that big of a dent in a one litre bottle.
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    Re: Problem selling a fragrance on eBay

    You are not obligated to pay the return shipping. It is on the buyer to return the item to you.
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    Re: Problem selling a fragrance on eBay

    The short answer is no. The odds are stacked against once or twice a year sellers. For others, its a part of doing business on Ebay. I have reluctantly started selling on Ebay again as I’ve got way...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It doesn't sound like "research", but speculative musings of a social justice warrior. It was one of my uncle's go to scents in the 80's, and I don't recall him wearing "Club". Being in Asia where...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    What is the rationale behind speculating some sensitivity was behind it? From what I understand, the name itself has a positive connotation in local languages in the "orient". If anything, common...
  44. Re: Vintage Joop! Homme supposed to be this color?

    I've had multiple bottles of Joop starting from the year it was released. It has always been the same colour. I suspect this bottle has seen a lot of hot temperature for a prolonged period of time...
  45. Re: Anyone experienced the new Caron Aimez-Moi Comme Je Sui yet?

    Sometimes our infatuation with "they don't make it like that anymore" reaches the levels of absurdity. They don't, and they can't. Come into the present to evaluate current choices. This Caron is on...
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    Re: ======[CONUS] Niche/Vintage======

    Added bunch of Boadicea and Xerjoff
  47. Re: Twisted Lilly, Lucky Scent, Perfumology, Krystal Fragrance: Who Packs Their Orders The Best ?

    The best packaging I have encountered so far has been from fragrancebuy.ca, followed by Aedes. Fragrancenet is the most pathetic, and I am surprised they haven't had enough broken bottles yet to...
  48. Re: Fragrances you feel hold up well under extreme heat and sweating?

    Thierry Mugler Cologne.
    Creed Neroli Sauvage.
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    Re: Frags that never made it to discounters?

    Lumber prices tripling this year in a matter of months is speculation rather than demand, just like every other asset has seen in the last year. 40% more dollars floated into the market with no...
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    Re: Frags that never made it to discounters?

    Ombre Noir is a middle east exclusive, and is visibly available in Dubai, etc. That it showed up at some discounters sporadically barely means they got a stash along with others they import back into...
  51. Re: Pls help identify this perfume display in a dept.Store

    Is it a Dior counter? Dioressence?
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    Re: ======[CONUS] Niche/Vintage======

    Added a bunch more, including 4-5 Frederic Malle, Caron Tabac Blond extrait, Amouage Meander, etc.
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    Re: Reformulations done well on vintage gems?

    Even though they aren’t the same, hermes belami, ysl kouros and chanel antaeus are still pretty good scents.
  54. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    ASAQ King Abdullah Blend
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    Re: Roja vs Clive Christian

    You know a youngster released just as many scents at DS&Durga as Roja, without having been connected to the industry. It makes sbsolutely no difference for a consumer whether X created a scent, or Y...
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    Re: Roja vs Clive Christian

    Just wondering about the impassioned crowd gungho on proving Roja is not a parfumer and somehow believing it’s a rocket science, do you believe a lot of the enthusiasts who become “perfumers” are...
  57. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail? (2021)

    My self-imposed buying restraint seems to be over. Just ordered Frederic Malle Une Rose and Monsieur. Both blind buys.
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    Re: Bond No 9 Andy Warhol

    Prices are subjective. What most of us on here would be willing to pay for it, in all likelihood, is not going to be it's market value. Most of us have got way too many choice, not to wait around for...
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    Re: What is your threshold for making a purchase

    Once you go beyond 30-40 bottles, the only consistent threshold is availability.
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    Re: ======[CONUS] Niche/Vintage======

    Added bunch more, including MFK Cologne Pour Le Soir(discontinued), and Dior Homme EDT(silver collar)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Of all the traditional houses, Caron is the most likely one to save a scent for as long as they can. Alpona is gone for good due to IFRA/EU. Poivre would most likely be saved, or rather...
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    Re: Sauvage reformulation concerns answered

    They briefly and clearly rarely say a scent has been reworked. Or rather, the people who are answering your emails just tell you what they are told, and formulae is the last thing customer service...
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    Re: Gucci Envy now 1,150.00

    I don't think anybody on basenotes would. But we are a very very small portion of the public at large, where we are into dozens of different scents, and in most cases, hundreds. These prices don't...
  64. Re: Rose fragrances - My opinion of POAL compared to my favorite Rose scents.

    Bond No. 9 Harrod’s Oud
    Le Labo Oud 27
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Don't take the risk. It's yours when I pull it out. Notes sound exciting, but it isn't all that, to be honest.
  66. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    Chanel and Dior have too long of a prestigious history for D&G to break into that club. The closest Italian designer that could have been to Dior and Chanel would be Schiaparelli. After the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Very desirable.

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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Don't like it too much. I might have a couple of 50ml spray bottles of the parfum that I'd pull out any day :)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Le Galion Sortilege parfum de toillete.
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    Dear Mudassir Siddiqui,


    Thank you for your interest in Amouage,
    Currently Amouage bracken men is out of stock.
    We will notify you as soon as the availability of fresh stocks.
    Please feel...
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    Re: ======[CONUS] Niche/Vintage======

    Added bunch more including Mancera, Montale, MFK, Ormonde Jayne
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    Re: The Official Amouage Fragrance Thread

    It is not discontinued, but "out of production". Which means some elements in it are not EU/IFRA compliant, and they are re-tweaking it.
  73. Re: Genuine Amouage Myths or Counterfeit? Thanks Gents!

    If Notiono is the source and you can never be sure about Notino, then the only real ones can be found from retail authorized retail outlets. Everything else has a high chance of being fake.
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella. Which are your favorites ?

    Peau d’espagne is more about leather than patchouli. They are not redundant.
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    Re: Roja Dove's Personal Favorite Fragrances

    I just received a sample of GB. Fahrenheit? Where is the gasoline in this to even think of making that comparison? I suspect he bought those under $50 bottles from Russia off Ebay, if indeed he has...
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    Re: Ormonde - So many Montabacos!!!

    Intensivo itself is a parfum. Is there a different extrait too? Where is it on her site?
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    Re: My nose sucks ... what is it that I like?

    Since you like L'Instant, I'd go with Guerlain Heritage EDP first, before Narciso Rodriguez. The closest to NR that you listed is going to be TF(similar kind of a vibe).
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    Re: Roja Dove's Personal Favorite Fragrances

    This right here. You could hate him for pomp, and you could even hate him for not being worth spending that much when some better vintage choices might be available for those price points. But to...
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    Re: Roja Dove's Personal Favorite Fragrances

    The ho-hom on this thread about perfumeur, and due credit, and the whole shabang, is quite interesting. Frederic Malle is the only exception. Does the "Roja is a fraud, and not a perfumeur because I...
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    Zino Davidoff
    Aramis JHL
    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
    Nina Ricci Signoricci
    Domenico Caraceni 1913
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    I seriously doubt the profit aspect has been the reason for going mass market for a lot of the high-end designers. If Creed comes up with a separate line that competes in the lower priced mass...
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    Creed has gone too mass market to not discontinue individual scents that do not sell much. Creed has gone too “corporate” to not evaluate every scent based on what kind of investment/effort they...
  83. Poll: Re: HELP! Bought Creed on Groupon, Did I Get Scammed?

    What is www.creed.eu ? Do the new bottles list that now?
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    Re: Red Tobacco by Mancera

    Depends on your tastes. If you like strong fragrances, that might be a bit rough on the edges with neither the ingredients nor artistic value being best of the best(most of the fragrances regardless...
  85. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    LOL! I dig the name. Going by the current trends, probably a take on Eau Sauvage? Doesn't get more "dudey" thank that right now.
  86. Re: Scent Of The Night 2021 - What fragrance did you sleep with last night?

    Guerlain Chamade parfum
  87. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    A fun picture, for a fun game.

    p.s: the ensemble was put in at the mall just for the picture. My fashion sense is not that bold.

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  88. Re: Shiseido To Cancel Dolce and Gabbana Contract

    First, the Shiseido news was strictly about financials, and even mentioned the goals being expanding markets in Europe and Americas. How this got turned around into China, with a stupid ad that in...
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Nishane Hacivat. I didn't get on the Aventus bandwagon, but this is a pretty nice "fresh" scent, and I can see why some people compare it to Aventus.
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    Re: What are your favorite high end houses?

    Parfums Nicolai
    Amouage
    Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
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    Re: Aramis: has the end of this classic arrived?

    This is not surprising. With the recent EU regulations, all brands have to make a decision of which one is not worth retooling, and which ones need to be retooled before production resumes. It...
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    Re: ======[CONUS] Niche/Vintage======

    Added tonnes
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    Re: Vintage Dior Fahrenheit

    Because the ingredients listed are alcohol and fragrance, this has to be earlier than the 1997 bottles that recently popped up. I disagree on the value range. Even at $125, the buyer would be getting...
  94. Thread: USPS Anxiety

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    Re: USPS Anxiety

    Agreed. Even though USPS gets the flack, my bad experiences, especially when there was an issue, during normal times were with Fedex and UPS, and not with USPS. Both have an attitude of "don't waste...
  95. Re: Stuck tops on vintage Guerlain parfum bottles, need help!

    If it's not too tight, putting it in the freezer for a few minutes might loosen it up a bit.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Is that the go away paparazzo look?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    via Condotti is a good one too. Or at least used to be in early 2000's
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    We've got more in common than just seeking old fragrances. There was a time when Chuck Berry was as new as I'd listen to, and I actively sought movies with no dialogues.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Monsieur Carven being the best, and current prices probably reflect that.

    Both ribbed glass, and the one motorcade bought are from an era where consumer protections agencies regulations weren't a...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Going by your choices lately, aldehydes might be more of your thing, than even civet.

    I'll save you some effort. All 4 are "meh".
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