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    Re: Latest Paco Rabanne - Phantom!

    Such a crazy bottle.
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    Re: 2021 Chanel Antaeus

    I have a 2020 (not a 2021) and it's pretty good!
  3. Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    Yup. Totally agree.
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    Re: Akigalawood

    You mentioned plant engineering so.... yeah XD
  5. Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    Impossible to prove intent if someone's not being overt about it (like a bot would be) and polling itself isn't necessarily against CoC Gotta love loophole exploitation.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th June, 2021

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    Petit Matin by Maison Francis Kurkdjian (2016)
  7. Poll: Re: What's better ADG Profumo or BDC Chanel?

    This Billionaires account is likely just data mining. Remember when they tried doing "only women answer" threads on popular men's fragrances? I highly doubt any of these questions are for personal...
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    Re: Akigalawood

    I just hope the original patchouli smell isn't lost to us ala the Gros Michel banana
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    Re: Akigalawood

    So you're saying Mayochup, Dijonnaise, aioli, and so on. :lolk:
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    Re: Akigalawood

    I've made jokes about patchouli isolates or "denatured patchouli" being olfactive mayonnaise for perfumers; all thickness and slickness, no flavor, holding a sandwich together without adding much to...
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    Re: Akigalawood

    Akigalawood is a molecule isolated from patchouli, according to what I understand. It isn't patchouli, but FROM patchouli. Has a woody profile, kinda roundish, can get a little sage-y when dosed...
  12. Re: Kurkdjian Baccarat Rouge 540 - where's the longevity?

    The original pulls a Houdini on me after 15 minutes, although I can detect the extrait for hours.
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    Re: Latest Azzaro - The Most Wanted!

    This one isn't worth paying to split, or even paying to sample. It's test for free or forever unknown to me with modern designer crank flankers like this.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Eternity Cologne for Men (2020) added via form.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'll join you!

    Bogart Furyo (1988)

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    Re: Everybody Hates Hugo Boss

    Dropping the bomb and tip toeing away like a Spy vs Spy comic strip.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You're welcome!



    I appreciate the feedback for them! Let's keep smelling great together.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I agree! Joint is greener, and has a nice vanilla that balances the civet and rose. Furyo adds lavender, is much spicier and just plain busier overall. If you can tell by my logged wears, you'll see...
  19. Re: *new* tom ford ombre leather parfum (2021)

    When are we getting Tom Ford Ombré du Fromage?
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    Re: Back To Basics

    2am my time, which pegs you as CST. I'm in Seattle, so it's PST on my end. Also, thank you!

    Some people confuse me "taking the piss" for a serious personal attack or criticism on their choices,...
  21. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    Like the people who call themselves gamers because they're hardcore Fortnite or Call of Duty players, or punks that only listen to Green Day and Simple Plan. Still valid of course, but amusing in...
  22. Re: Do You Agree That You Are Not a True Fraghead if You Are Not Into Niche?

    True X should only enjoy Y has been a posturing statement used by elitists and gatekeepers in any social hobby for as long as such hobbies have existed. These people will not or just cannot learn...
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    Re: Back To Basics

    Really it's just a matter of IF you enjoy fragrances, not how or why. The average person wears them as a fashion accessory, just another pleasant piece of their outfit that they hope will reflect on...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Tom Bowes has a voice on him, that's for sure.
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    Re: NEW: Mont Blanc Explorer 'Ultra Blue'

    Ultra Blue has the Explorer base, but everything else is changed out for 2002-2005 aquatic notes. I like it and appreciate the longevity/presence boost of the base, but also understand why it may be...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You don't wear this stuff.
    This stuff wears you.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Bogart Furyo (1988)

    The monster returns.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Lacoste by Lacoste (1984)
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    Re: Gimme Strawberry!

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    I'm known as a strawberry outside of these boards.

    Also, I think someone said Paco Rabanne XS Black pour Homme has a strawberry note.
  30. Re: Article: 7 Forgotten Scents That Still Smell Great

    I'm sure this article also sent any remaining bottles of Helmut Lang cologne to double in price haha
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

    The wood dowel had to go in because the middle shelf was starting to bow a bit in the front (is attached to the back of cabinet, so bowing only happened on one side).
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - 2021

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    June 2021
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Maxim's pour Homme (1988) by Gary Barn
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Homme de Grès by Parfums Grès (1996)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    If you like carnation a whole whole LOT, then this is for you.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    The Baron by Evyan (1961/1965)

    3 ingredient LTL bottle shown circa 90's.

    *First date is soft launch, second is full launch with advertisements
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    This explains my confusion about php forms lol
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Chanel pour Monsieur (1955)
  39. Re: Rive Gauche PH .... to good to be true or a bargain...of sorts?

    Debenebenhamanam's

    Oh, and yes. Get it!
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    Oh, I've never actually used that form.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    I think you're talking about something I'm not privy to, having never seen Basenotes from the admin/mod side, so I can't relate.
  42. Re: Liz Claiborne Candies in 2021? Was is re-released, repackaged and reformulated?

    I watched this review and commented on how they probably can't smell the same legally, because EA and whoever they contracted for the original Candie's for Men (likely IFF) still holds the formula....
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Got around to trying.

    This one is a 1950's style juniper and wood bomb. Definitely one for the wet shavers. Cold, minty, woody, serious like Superman's jawline.
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    In mild rebuttal to your dig at people discussing aromachemistry from a novice or self-researched perspective, I don't think anyone in good conscience should be allowed to list anything but...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    This sounds fair, my only concern is the approval process for the directory entries to appear publicly could also get backlogged into infinity if it once again comes down to one or two people who...
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    Re: Eau Sauvage... minus the powder?

    Could be the remnants of whatever oakmoss and wood materials are allowed in the stuff to make a dry smell you're reading as powder. People used to eternally sweet modern fragrances tend to read...
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    I lucked out on vintage testers though, from a shop I'm friends with
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    I didn't bother mentioning the sandalwood for that reason, but the synthetic replacement in the current isn't exactly bad either. It's just less good, ergo it doesn't break the scent.
  49. Re: What is the drydown of Lumiere Noire reminding me of...

    For me it's basically a musky patchouli/artemisia scent after the rose dies down.
  50. Re: Fresh violet flower aquatic freshy....?

    This one is nice, alongside Calvin Klein Truth for Men.

    I also suggest Eau de Cartier Concentrée, Burberry Touch for Men, Kiton Men, and the new Brioni Eau de Parfum.
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    It's a gorgeous overlooked freshie from Creed, and encapsulates what the house does best: citrus, florals, dry fresh ambergris and woody notes.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    It's nice to hear an update, even though it's an unfortunate one. (Hope Judith's illness is not life-threatening, given the amount of time passed). We're not going anywhere if you're not. Keep safe!...
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    Poll: Re: Aquatic fougeres: your favourite?

    Kenzo pour Homme (1991) for me.

    Very dark and forest-y but also aquatic.

    Lovely low-key rose too.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Creed Royal Water (1997)

    Firehose Edition :lolk:
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    I'd support something like this too.

    I love what I see in the screenshots but one of our very biggest problems is having no reliable way to promptly see new releases everyone wants to review or...
  56. Re: Cologne you enjoy most when wearing infrequently.

    The bulk of my collection, it would seem.
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    Re: Brioni for men EDP

    Haven't smelled a single Mercedes-Benz fragrance I'm afraid, so I can't confirm.
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    Re: A fragrance for a 20 yo guy

    Paco Rabanne XS pour Homme (1993)

    Similar to Platinum Égoïste, much more affordable. Gets compared to Creed Himalaya (2000), which sorta copied it.

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    Re: Blue freshy with a nice dry down?

    I don't remember if you've tried Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006) Sloth, but if you haven't, it has a lovely drydown. Clean musk/woody/neroli/aquatic notes that stretch into infinity.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)

    For Kouros Day.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I actually don't get allergic reactions from most natural ingredients (although too much tonka/coumarin can tighten the windpipe). It's heavily-overdosed woody-ambers that actually give me asthma....
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

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    Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent (1981)

    Here I am.

    Rock you like a hurricane.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    The vanilla did it for me too. Also thanks to Bavard for letting me sample something otherwise out of reach.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    There hasn't been any announcement as to the status of Judith outside of being sick, so hopefully nothing has happened to her health-wise. Grant's plugging away on new forum code.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Joint by Roccobarocco (1993)
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Well "High-end designer perfume" if you need me to be a legalistic pedant about it, and Marbert did sell some ready-to-wear accessories (like sunglasses) under the Balenciaga name if you must know,...
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    May even wear the oldest of my silver shoulders, weather permitting.
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    Re: Kouros day. June 1st ?

    I'm still in May 31st here because PST (9pm), so this will be tomorrow's folly for me.
  69. Re: Ultra Male getting discontinued official statement from JPG

    Buying the dip to make that flip. lol
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    For me, the Honeycomb-era sample I had was actually just about turned, but did smell a bit muskier beyond that, and I had a redcap sample of Ho Hang from PureCaramel that smelled note for note...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Correct. Hoechst AG put Balenciaga under Marbert control during its tenure, which issued fragrances and ready-to-wear under the Balenciaga name. Once Bogart got it in the mid 80's, Balenciaga existed...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    *concern*
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    These two are the same formula aside from age affecting individual bottles differently.

    Honeycomb-era Ho Hang from the 70's is the original issue, and only differences I detected between...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I had to give mine a break because I wore it so much my uniform needed two washings.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Nobody here seems to like this! Bravo for being someone besides myself and PC who does.

    My SOTD:

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    Yves Saint Laurent pour Homme (1971)
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    Re: House Flagships

    If we're talking most prolific overall, cK One (1994) fits, but if we're staying within most prolific gendered fragrance confines, then both Eternity (1987) and Eternity for Men (1989), are...
  77. Re: Anyone experienced the new Caron Aimez-Moi Comme Je Sui yet?

    I get where you're coming from. That's totally fine. You're never going to get me into most modern electronic dance or pop music either. I like electric guitars and traditional rock drums played by...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

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    Homme de Grès by Parfums Grès (1996)
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    Re: Affordable summer fragrance for men

    This one is surprisingly good. I had low expectations going in and was really taken aback.
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Only 3 more reviews until I hit 1100. I'd already be there, but some of the reviews I've done are sitting in blog limbo on my profile because the fragrances themselves are not in the directory due to...
  81. Re: Not earth shattering but Acqua Di Gio Absolu is underrated imho

    I wasn't the biggest fan of this one, but I didn't hate it either.
  82. Re: Long lasting fresh/sporty summer scents?

    Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006) deserves an honorable mention if you like neroli-forward aquatic styles. Stuff lasts forever on skin and needs serious scrubbing off.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th May, 2021

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    Versace Man Eau Fraîche (2006)
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    MdM has an animal growl this doesn't IMO. If you smell Clubman Pinaud Classic Vanilla side by side with PpHP, you'll be shocked at the parallels you can draw for literally 1% of the going price. Not...
  85. Re: What fragrance best represents how you believe the devil would smell?

    Why guess when you can just check my scent of the day? :evil:
  86. Re: oakmoss sightings? List them here, please!

    If you look up the bannings, trace amounts under 5ppm are still permissible, which is still effectively so small and diluted the oakmoss can be listed, but is literally not there in any functional...
  87. Re: Is D&G THE ONE GREY Redundant if I Own THE ONE?

    This was my feeling too. Just smelled tired like it didn't want to even bother coming out of the bottle when sprayed.
  88. Re: Anyone experienced the new Caron Aimez-Moi Comme Je Sui yet?

    I like it but I don't yet own a full bottle. Comparing this to anything Caron did with the Fraysse family, let alone anything predating that, is likely going to lead you down a dead end because it's...
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    Re: How many blades is enough?

    My hair grows every which way, so I only get maybe 3 shaves per blade because I have to spend so much time going up, down, to the side, etc. There isn't just a with and against the grain for my poor...
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    Re: What's your favourite shower gel?

    Method Man Cedar & Cypress, or American Crew 3 in 1 when I use them
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    Re: What minerally scents do you enjoy

    Terre d'Hermès, Hermès H24, Creed Himalaya, Penhaligon's Sartorial, Chanel Platinum Égoïste, and Caron L'Anarchiste to name a few.
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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water Clone

    That's good news for me, because I quite like the Armafs I have now (CdNi and Tres Nuit)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    He can do the Google legwork because I don't field questions from people on the ignore list, sorry.
  94. Poll: Re: Better name for this scent? French Lover vs Bois d'Orage

    I usually preface this request with "The fragrance has a stupid name but I think it smells good in spite of that, still want to know what it is?" If they say "yeah sure" then I tell them. This has...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    1000 is a real grand dame rose chypre, with the focus on all the rose and patchouli civet oakmoss goodness like Diva, Knowing, Parfum de Peau, and that group (all arguably inspired by 1000 IMO).
    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    You mean black bottle Ho Hang Club (1987) and regular Ho Hang (1971) right?

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    Because if you're saying red bottle Balenciaga Club and Ho Hang like shown above smell completely different,...
  97. Re: Prada – Luna Rossa Eau de Toilette ( Must for Lavender Lovers ? )

    I'd love to try the Extreme, but it's probably too expensive now.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Prive

    Sampled, worn all day today, and reviewed (H24 is SOTD only because I'm catching up on missed wear logs), with my review in the directory. I'll wait until others chime in here before I start waxing...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yeah, I don't get the "Le Club de Balenciaga" and "Balenciaga Club" names being dissimilar enough at least to our ears to avoid confusion, but maybe over in Asia they were like "regular Club, and...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    The fact that this one varies wildly between one spray lasts all day and 15 sprays then nothing, is more telling of individual people's sensitivity (or lack thereof) to the modern approach of making...
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