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    Re: Best Silver Mountain Water Clone

    I‘ve tried the original as well as Mefisto and Al Wisam Day. Firstly, all of them are very nice.
    What separates SMW from both are the very well done ink (top) and tea (heart) notes, which aren‘t...
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    Re: summer chypre fragrances

    Seconding Eau de Rochas pour Homme
    Papillon Dryad
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    Re: NEW: Tauer Perfumes -Cologne du Maghreb-

    OMG. I‘ve been eyeing the original Cologne du Maghreb for some time and will sample this one for sure.

    At first, I thought the house was more or less a one hit wonder, since many that I‘ve tried...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    Desperately waiting for my sample order that I made based on this thread to arrive tomorrow :smiley: Unfortunately, German early summer at the moment mostly consists of extensive rain :laugh:
  5. Re: Fragrances you feel hold up well under extreme heat and sweating?

    Absolutely! For me, it actually needs high heat to become a truely great fragrance (I have an older formulation). It really sticks around and complements sweat. Fantastic.

    Mandarino di Amalfi...
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    Re: Best current designer frags May 2021

    Gucci Guilty Absolute pH
    Moschino Toy Boy
    Iceberg Man
    Hermès H24
    Tom Ford Noir Anthracite
    Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi Acqua
  7. Re: What did the pandemic teach you about your fragrance tastes?

    Yes.

    But mostly because a larger amount of my time spent in this hobby actually was during the ongoing pandemic.
    I started in Dec. 2019, frantically reading here. Bought my first perfume as a...
  8. Re: Has anyone else here turned a friend on to this fantastic hobby?

    Couldn‘t have said it better.
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    Re: Great contrasting scents recommandation needed!

    +1 Declaration EdT
    Gucci pour Homme II (rubbery, then soothingly fresh tea, then warm and spicy)
    Richard James Savile Row
    Le 3eme Homme de Caron
    Je suis un Homme (wonderfully bright bergamot...
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    Re: A Citrus Exploration

    As many have pointed out, an absolutely stunning thread, Kotori. Thanks a lot! — and bumped just in time :smiley: Will order some samples of stuff mentioned here now.

    As I‘m ready for bed and...
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    Re: What’s the rarest fragrance in your collection

    Nothing that could keep up here :laugh:
    Some discontinued ones, a first edition Héritage, but nothing really unobtainium.
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    Re: Dedicated thread to the House of Memo Paris

    They also offer 10ml travel sprays, just in case you didn‘t know
  13. Re: Paco Rabanne 1 million Parfum need your advices

    I tried it once and it‘s really not for me
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    Re: Today I bought May 2021

    A hearty congrats!
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    Re: What are you guys getting for spring/summer?

    I have considerably extended my spring/summer choices during the last 2 months. Before, my collection was rather winter-heavy.

    Have bought:
    Balle de Match (vtg)
    Mandarino du Amalfi Acqua...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Had basically the same impression. Glad it works for you!
  17. Re: What perfumes work well for you on rainy and humid days of spring autumn?

    Strongly seconding irises, Noir Anthracite, Anat Fritz Classical (as well as Tzora), and French Lover.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Yeeees! I was hoping for this! :laugh: :smiley: At least in my top 10. Need to get a big bottle.
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    Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    You‘re welcome - have fun exploring! Buying samples is a fantastic way to really get to know a fragrance. 2ml are enough to wear it several times, around the house, outside if you feel comfortable...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Moschino Toy Boy for men?

    If I‘m not mistaken, it does contain Ambermax or another amber-AC alongside the Sylkolide. Sylkolide seems to be rather new (I‘ve read an interview with the guy who synthesized it, but don't remember...
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    Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    That‘s great, as you can order samples of basically everything mentioned here to be sent to you, even the more exclusive stuff. Shops like nose.fr (FRA), firstinfragrance.com (their HQ is actually...
  22. Thread: Escentric M+

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    Re: Escentric M+

    Signed. Couldn‘t have said it better. Actually, this assessment, if abstracted, sums up an important part of my world view in general^^
    I get the original molecule concept, have previously owned...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Moschino Toy Boy for men?

    I even backed it up with a 100ml to go with my 30ml. Considering the strength of the juice, I think that‘s quite a lot. I do also get the scratchyness in the (very late) dry down, but on my skin, it...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently in 2021?

    Loved this in my teens, was fascinated by it — I have to smell it again definitely
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    Re: If you have to choose a perfume for me ? (:

    Hi Lifee and welcome! I think others might help you better scentwise, but since nobody has posted this so far, there‘s a common saying over here: If you‘re searching for a signature scent, for your...
  26. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- without the peat smoke / medicinal notes?

    Ten Golden is way less flowery than the original Ten, more like a straight leather. But I cannot really gauge how it would turn out in your (pretty unique and interesting) experiment.

    Longevity in...
  27. Re: Rubbing salt in the wound: fragrance hobby and forum posting... are we getting insane?

    I think it‘s probably the same with any kind of hobby that leads to a certain degree of nerdism (which hobbies generally tend to do) and can have a collection aspect.

    I have always dug deeeeply...
  28. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Whoops, didn‘t see that. Thanks so much! As a newer person around here, I would‘ve never thought to get mentioned :smiley:



    Spot on.


    I remember that “hypothetical BN convention” thread...
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    Re: A small love note to Basenotes

    Happy birthday, all the best to you yellowtone! You certainly sound a little like E :smiley:, and the good thing is, that doesn’t make anything less true - just less... held back, maybe. We live in...
  30. Re: A fine fragrance production supervisor answers questions on Reddit

    Exactly what I‘ve loved about his answers. Straight to the point, informed, without any idealization. Great read really.

    I browsed some fragrance reddits (never done before) afterwards and was...
  31. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute- without the peat smoke / medicinal notes?

    If GGA doesn‘t work sufficiently enough for you, maybe try Knize Ten Golden Edition for a different sparse leathery style, or Rose & Cuir - I can imagine the Isobutylquinolin together with the fresh...
  32. Re: A fine fragrance production supervisor answers questions on Reddit

    Very interesting, thanks a lot Clockwork!
    I also don‘t have a reddit, but can somehow read everything?
  33. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Wear the heck out of your sample. Trust me. It was just a like at first for me also, but after 4, 5 wearings, I started craving it like mad. Its complexity resides in its assonant minimalism, imo. It...
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Two frist impressions (my perceptions and feelings usually change a lot with further wearings)

    Fragrances of Ireland — Patrick
    Say hello to Patrick, your friendly Irish neighbourhood green and...
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Thanks, interesting :smiley: LADDM I‘ve also found pretty overwhelming when I first tried it, but subsequent wearings made me love it.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Very nice, congrats and enjoy!
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    Re: When the ad copy gets to you...

    No, I find most printed fragrance ads to be on the verge of campyness.
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    Re: Your top 5 "must haves"

    I‘m super happy that Je suis un Homme & African Leather got mentioned — two really underrated gems imo.

    My list is not my top 5 nor what might be the top 5 most important frangrances or something,...
  39. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Both are excellent, really. The new version to many seems weak first, but give it a few weeks. It‘s a fantastic frag and very well reformulated. The gold cap vintage wears much closer, is a little...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2021

    Congrats! Interested in this one as well.

    I bought:
    Richard James — Richard James (aka Savile Row) 50ml
    Moschino — OK KO Viceversa pour Homme (aka pour Homme) 5ml mini. The double neck bottle...
  41. Re: Has anyone else tried 2020-2021 batches of Guerlain Classics?

    This is also my experience. I have the 2020 Héritage EdT as well as the gold cap Guerlain insignia vintage. The 2020 seemed to be pretty fleeting at first, but after some weeks, it got really strong,...
  42. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Heartwarming thread idea

    When I wore Avon Black Suede Touch, I was thinking of you VR. Reasons remain mysterious... :laugh: It wasn‘t totally for me (and not a recommendation btw, just something I...
  43. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Wow! What were your impressions on these legends?
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    Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    Excellent suggestion
  45. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Original Vetiver for a clean and classy feel
  46. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Vintage Héritage! :smiley:

    My pic seems to be too hard a challenge. I‘ll get Reptile :laugh:
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    No clothes or context:

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

    This iteration of the thread is really funny for me so far: First the Patch Intense incident. Then I saw Philosophe‘s second pic and thought “Probably Sel Marin, but I have yet to smell it, so cannot...
  49. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    Wow! Nice that you love it, it suits you very well imo. It was my first thought, even before N.CAL posted, but for some reason I held myself back. When I saw his post then, I literally lol-ed.


    ...
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    Re: What are your favorite high end houses?

    I strongly second Nicolai.

    Although their fragrances are much more reasonably priced than some houses (rightfully or undeservedly) labeled high end, they sure smell VERY high end. The famous New...
  51. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    My thoughts exactly!
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    Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    Exactly. That‘s the reason for my suggestion. As opposed to many other leathers, it actually does smell like some kind of industrial leather, without any other notes that make it too perfumey for...
  53. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Atelier des Ors — Bois Sikar

    That well known smoke note, slightly meatlike, with not much else. Stays like this, only mellows, and is therefore ultimately boring to me. Aftersome hours I scrubbed...
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    Re: Best reasonably priced leather fragrance?

    Reasonably priced and absolutely smells like leather in a car to me: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme. One of the best modern leathers imo, if not the single best modern leather.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2021

    Congratulations gentlemen!



    Congrats to you — I‘d go for the GGA regardless of possible discontinuation. It‘s a modern classic for sure and can be sprayed in abundance. I have 350ml myself and...
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    Oh, thanks for the info about her ingredients, didn‘t know that! :thumbsup: Very much looking forward to Spell 125, checking out the video now
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    Re: Papillon Perfumery Spell 125 new release review

    I also love the house. Anubis is a super unique stunner with a performance that fits the scent superbly (a dense but appropriately close sillage that does not fatigue the nose and you as well as...
  58. Thread: Rien

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    Re: Rien

    When I tried it I liked it okay, but it felt too plasticy for my taste. Have only worn it once though. Months later I got Je suis un Homme, which I would classify as a pretty underrated gem, and its...
  59. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I totally get the Coca Cola comparison. Phew. And not even a nice cola note as in, say, M7 Fresh.

    Kandahar‘s drydown really is good!

    Lonestar Memories is a really tough thing at first...
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    Has Heeley‘s Vetiver Veritas been mentioned yet? Pretty much only vetiver, the lavender and mint opening can be a little weird, but the vetiver note is beautiful (darker variety) and the grapefruit...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Love that bottle. Congrats!
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    Re: What is the ideal scent for a dandy?

    The impressions notewise seem pretty different (I only get hints of pear and nutmeg for instance), but I like it a lot and and it has a unique rosey quality that is slightly flamboyant and...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    Congrats, a very unique and stunning scent!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

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    Re: What is the ideal scent for a dandy?

    I‘d say something floral, as florals for men are still *rather* unusual and and for me represent a kind of sophistication.

    Caron — Le 3eme Homme de Caron year round for a spiced floral fougere...
  66. Thread: Pick 1

    by ThVH
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    Re: Pick 1

    Many possibilities, but impulsively:

    Daily — French Lover

    Evening — L‘Instant de Guerlain

    Weekend — Original Vetiver
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    Re: Black orchid niche or designer?

    As I said, this is not a new phenomenon, and there is some consideration about this topic that predates your experience here and has been discussed via pms. Asking about the same fragrance over and...
  68. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Interesting comment, I have a lot of different feelings with Tauers.

    Kandahar - very good gourmandish rose with a nice almond twist. I‘m on the verge of buying but don‘t know if it suits me well
    ...
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    Re: Best Myrrh Focused Men’s Fragrances?

    +1, I find the myrrh very noticeable and it is a great scent.
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    Re: Black orchid niche or designer?

    Mods, can you please do something about this? I don‘t know how many Black Orchid threads Dimitri has posted and still will be posting. I‘ve been in a conversation about this with a moderator some...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Today was an interesting day —

    First, heading to work, near the post boxes in my house I immediately stopped, sniffing something very well known... — LADDM. It was it, no mistaking. I have never...
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    Re: Tom ford for men extreme

    When I tried my partial bottle acquisition, my first thought was: “It smells like Black Orchid, in good“ :laugh: I really don‘t like BO, and do like TFFME, but there are several similarities still...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    At first I thought it smells like your average shower gel designer with a massive, unpleasant pear note on top (something that comes across as pear for me, at least). Further wearings gave me more...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I‘m totally with you when it comes to new AC-heavy stuff. Regarding other styles of fragrances, I think it‘s actually the opposite: Most/more stuff smells great regardless of distance, assuming you...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    For the heavy AC hitters, that‘s actually quite new for me — do you have some examples where this is especially well achieved?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    Rose & Cuir for its coolish, refreshing quality on a chilly yet sundrenched spring day.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    That‘s not what I‘m talking about. He said (or at least that‘s what I got) that smelling good up close and smelling good in the air are two things that cannot fully be achieved at the same time....
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Does it? There a plenty of perfumes that excel at both.
  79. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    That‘s part of the THC-effect I guess :wink:
    Just kidding, it‘s probably close to nonexistent.
  80. Re: If you only own a mini or small decant, do you include the fragrance in your Basenotes "Wardrobe

    All original bottles, minis and travel sprays included, are part of the collection part of my wardrobe.
    I don‘t own any decants (yet?), so I‘ll think about that if/when the day comes.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2021

    Congrats! — I feel similar. Got a 10ml and first I liked it, but didn‘t get why it‘s so loved. Plus the late drydown seemed slightly harsh (does still, but only slightly). After some wearings, I‘m...
  82. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    Only now I got it that this thread is not about “What do you as a guy like on a woman (as in: your partner) or a partner (as in: your male partner)” :laugh:
  83. Re: What is the fragrance you love on a woman or partner, and *why*?

    Heterosexual man here. I once had a girlfriend that exclusively wore Narciso Rodriguez for Her EdT. It was enchanting. She had a wonderful and intense smell herself (I don‘t know if the stereotype of...
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    Re: Desperately Seeking: Incense with Green Notes

    No mentioning of CdG Kyoto yet, so I‘ll add this to the list. Miller Harris‘ La Fumee also feels a little green to me, although the notes don‘t really hint at it.
  85. Re: Fragrance creators are sniffing at increased regulations

    Nice article with quite some face palmers in the comments section.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today.. April 2021

    I‘m wearing vintage Héritage today, together with my best suit, shirt and tie. Usually, as a teacher you don‘t dress up like this for school (and are never more formally clothed than the principal),...
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    Re: Fragrance recommendation for meditation

    Teas. Like, really.
    Incenses. sandalwoods - definitely. But nothing soothes me like teas.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Same applies to the SIR, the vintage is nice,haven‘t tried current. The last version I‘ve tried was somewhere inbetween, from the early 2000s.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    The SIR is a very nice mossy perfume. I know it from days past as you could (and still can) get it everywhere in Germany. Just don't pronounce it like you‘re talking to a police officer :wink:
  90. Re: Recommandations of special fragrances for a SPECIAL day

    Congrats!

    No real suggestions at the moment, but if you sample Royal Oud, please also give French Lover a try, which I find much better.
  91. Re: Your Current Favorite Fragrance Bottle and Packaging Presentation

    My favourite bottle designs are, in no order

    YSL M7 Fresh
    Papillon, especially Anubis and Dryad, because of the juice color
    Memo, especially Russian Leather
    vintage l‘Artisans
    Tauers,...
  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    I have both versions in the old presentation/formula, but both have a clear bottle.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Risky acquisistions, wishing you luck!
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    The complexity and development are really nice imo and I’ve liked it more with my second wearing (including a respray). There is one note in the opening I‘m not fond of, but it also doesn‘t bother...
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    LIDGE — compared to LIDG, it smells like people say. I like both :smiley:
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    Re: What’s the best Tom Ford to wear with a suit?

    Of the ones I know, I‘d say for Men Extreme.
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    Re: What's on top of your wish-list right now?

    I bought quite a lot the last weeks, so I basically have my top wish list scents here now. That being said, from the remaining wishlist I‘d love especially Tonka Imperiale (preferably vintage) and...
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time - 2021

    Tom Ford for Men Extreme — I like it, but am not blown away by it. Let’s see how it unfolds with several wears.
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    Re: Nicolaï (original) New York re-released?

    I‘ve been searching forever for a vintage New York EdT
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    Re: Best Acqua di Parma

    Has anyone tried the new Bergamotto di Calabria la Spugnatura yet? It‘s not just different packaging, they say.

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