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    Re: new yorker/ harold mcgee / nose dive

    Thank you for posting the article-enjoyed reading this
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    Re: Eagerly awaiting samples of.........

    Congratulations for your sampling choices.
    Not waiting for samples yet, simply because although having found not just one but a few sites having affordable samples of most fragrances am curious...
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    Re: Realistic Lemon Blossom Fragrance

    Also adding among the affordable ones: Bergamot & Neroli by Woods of Windsor and Feuilles de Verveine by Yves Rocher among the more affordable ones,
    while at least part of the Aqua Allegoria line...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    6 sprays of Baobab by Tesori d'Oriente
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2021

    Baobab by Tesori d'Oriente
  6. Re: Insolence by Guerlain for a young woman like me ? (:

    Welcome! This fragrance combining so successfully many aspects of classic elegance and of modern trendiness, can truly imagine this as an all-rounder for any age including as signature choice.
    And...
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    Re: Favorite tea scent

    Though liking many unisex green tea scents, including the budget ones, so far enjoyed most The Vert by l'Occitane-as one of the better not just green tea but also tea scents in general ever tested...
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    Re: Cinderella's slipper...

    ADG in its regular version by Armani as well as the regular 1995 Hugo by Hugo Boss can smell much better on others yet so far they never yielded any enjoyable results on my skin, irrespective how...
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    Got so far the best results-both as scent and regarding its performance-from the batches of the EDP very first released.
    However have yet to (re) test the Parfum more thoroughly for a more...
  10. Re: What realizations have you made on your fragrance journey?

    Seconding many of the conclusions already mentioned, especially that not all the fragrances owned get the same amount of regular/frequent wearing, that backups are useful, and recommended for certain...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Old Spice in the vintage EDT splash bottle version
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    At least 10 dabs from a splash bottle of Old Spice EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th January, 2021

    Old Spice EDT
  14. Thread: Axe Black

    by Ken_Russell
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    Re: Axe Black

    So far did not find much similarity with Axe Black, yet did identify enough pear and cedar notes in Woods of Windsor Cedar Woods, a few including vintage Joop, Boss and Baldessarini male scents, but...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Would normally say no, since this fragrance was officially first released in the 2000s-2010s.
    However considering the way both Zara and Antonio Puig one of the main fragrance companies they own do...
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    Re: TF Fabulous Censored in the U.K.?

    Almost completely off topic reply- most online retailers (whether authorized TF resellers or not) and some of the offline ones too have censored this fragrance name, while the sales do go on...
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    Re: Favourite perfumer and their best work

    Another one do admire very much - and consider purchasing as well as testing more from
  18. Re: The Most Expensive Perfume In The World - You Have To See To Believe This!

    Thank you for sharing.
    Would have normally guessed that, no matter how expensive the perfume, at most the hundreds of thousands mark (EUR/GBP/USD per bottle) will be reached.
    But never...
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    Re: Noob take on Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Almost same here.

    Although the compliments/positive feedback were (personally speaking) were not the main reason for enjoying this, somehow always perceived Black Orchid as quite unisex...
  20. Re: Guerlain Vetiver timeline? Someone explain it?

    While not an expert on the vintage/year of this one, still among the ones that look closest to some of the better or even best GV takes did ever enjoy to test and become familiar with so far. ...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    Roger & Gallet Open
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8-9 sprays of R&G Open
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2021

    Roger & Gallet Open
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    The dark red bottle Zara fragrance could be Red Vanilla, at least comparing this to both the Zara fragrance database and to remembering the bottle as well as the fragrance contained from the Zara...
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    Re: Colognes with no citrus & no woods???

    Great recommendations already, also adding Rochas Man, Endymion EDC by Penhaligon's and Jaipur Homme by Boucheron
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    Re: Any YSL L’homme Fans?

    So far, did get decent performance each time while testing this.
    And although having never regularly owned or worn this so far, did notice that the performance on the higher concentration/EDP...
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    Re: Favourite perfumer and their best work

    Among others and in no particular order, though unsure if sufficient for a spot on and complete testing recommendation:

    Roger Pellegrino - especially thanks to Armani Eau pour Homme, Bogart One...
  28. Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Too many to mention, the likeliest being and including:

    Creed Vintage Tabarome and REL, 4711 and Farina Gegenuber EDC along with ADP Colonia, several classic Penhaligon's and Floris, Mouchoir de...
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    Re: Stirling Fragrances

    Thank you for the recommendations.
    Did either try not try these fragrances by this house at all or at best only briefly tested some fragrance by this at the local mall (before being at least...
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    Re: Dior fragrances since 2020 - weaker?

    Depends very much on the respective scents and their flankers.
    But from a personal viewpoint alone, still perceived/perceiving the Intense, EDP, Parfum etc. versions of the Dior still strong, even...
  31. Re: Which one is less "formal": Boucheron pH or Lalique pH Lion? (EdT/EdP)

    From a personal viewpoint alone, tending to agree with and to second this opinion: especially since the spiciness in Pasha might seem sweeter at first.

    But ultimately tending to evolve into a...
  32. Re: Azzaro Pour Homme: Yesterday & Today (Reference Guide)

    Thank you for the very extensive info and highly detailed pictures.
    Do happen to both own and use the post 2007 version happen to like quite a bit while also enjoying the more vintage one (s)...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Glad to have joined the sync with Grey Flannel
  34. Re: Ongoing Search For A Tomato Leaf Dominant Perfume ?

    To this point, did never find any options more credible, intense and complex than Eau de Campagne and surprisingly Italian Leather (though knowing this, would have never noticed much tomato leaf so...
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    Re: A noob on Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    Same here, for different reasons and due to different styles and structures in each, but likely to at some point own and regularly use both.
    Even if none of these two are featured in the personal...
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    Re: Finally another good manly fragrance

    Liking Blue de Chanel especially in its Parfum version and Egoiste Platinum (but also enjoy most of the other Chanel scents anyway)- have to (re) test Sycamore more thoroughly
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    Re: A noob on TF Grey Vetiver

    Do happen to like and recommend this only in the EDP version, having for some reason (s) never liked both the concentration and the actual smell smell of its EDT rendition.

    Nevertheless, if...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    At least 10 if not slightly more dabs from a splash bottle of Grey Flannel
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2021

    Grey Flannel
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Can choose most of the wardrobe anyway, having waited (and previously fantasized, planned, budgeted, searched for, gotten info and/or dreamed) quite a bit for most scents currently owned and...
  41. Re: If we were to create a fragrance 'canon', what would be included?

    Would most likely choose, at least for a masculine/unisex selection for an iconic fragrance canon, all the choices mentioned (especially by ZC but also by anyone else here on BN having contributed to...
  42. Re: Recommend me fragrances based on likes & dislikes

    Great sample selection, both regarding the consistency with your tastes and preferences as well as to rediscover- even if mostly in the current formulae that still remain anywhere from not bad to...
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    Re: Fragrance and Cleaning Products

    Welcome!

    Tending to second the opinions expressed so far that your fragrances should be completely unaffected by this.
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    Re: The Absolute WORST Fragrance of All Time

    Have made no secret so far about disliking certain scents like the 1995 Hugo (excluding flankers) by Hugo Boss, regular ADG by Armani (again, without disliking its flankers, at least not that much),...
  45. Re: Which one is less "formal": Boucheron pH or Lalique pH Lion? (EdT/EdP)

    Tending to agree that while both are quite classic, gentlemanly and formal, Bopucheron PH is the slightly fresher, sportier and more casual one among these two.
    While Lalique Lion PH in EDT/EDP...
  46. Re: Do you know any men's frag from the 90's or earlier that has never been reformulated?

    To a certain extent, perhaps Chevignon Brand
    (a citrus leathery-vetiver chypre fragrance first released in the early 1990s, did test in the late 90s and buy in the early 2000s without sensing any...
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    Re: Recommendations for a vanilla & ambergris

    Maybe also Ambre Sultan to a certain extent- more so by Lutens, a house that easily masters both amber and vanillic notes
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of Ambre Noble
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2021

    Ambre Noble
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    Re: Best female citrus fragrances?

    Welcome!

    Taking the liberty to mention most of the Guerlain Allegoria line, the Cristalle range by Chanel and Rhubarbe Pamplemousse from the Pierre Herme limited edition by l'Occitane- maybe not...
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    Re: ADP Colonia range - please educate me?

    Thank you for asking and mentioning.

    In fact, have tested ADP Colonia most thoroughly in the second half of the 2000s to 2010s the latest, almost exclusively on skin and much more seldom on...
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    Re: Revillon pour homme is amazing!!

    Admitting shamefully to have never tested this even once (or even if did so, the tests/sampling happened so long ago way back in the past to not personally remember).
    But the mere comparison with...
  53. Poll: Re: What is the best fragrance inspired by Hermes Ambre Narguile?

    From this list so far, enjoyed Dolcelisir and Ambre d'Alexandrie most, without however invalidating the other options as well (and in fact would have gladly voted for 2 or more in a multiple choice...
  54. Thread: The Spice!

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    Re: The Spice!

    Though with the rather unspectacular name Opus 1870, this Penhaligons fragrance is quite a bit of a black pepper bomb.
    Same with Jaipur Homme EDT and EDP, Siwa by Memo Paris as well as Eau des Baux...
  55. Re: Recommend me fragrances based on likes & dislikes

    Also adding to a possible (re) testing list:

    Knize Forest, Agua Brava, Sartorial, Fougere Royale, Chanel pour Monsieur, Caron Yatagan, Guerlain Derby, Eau Sauvage Parfum, Givenchy Greenergy, Sir...
  56. Re: Are there YSL Rive Gauche alternatives that actually smell the SAME?

    Same: perhaps not even the YSL Gentlemans Collection re-edition

    Similar: perhaps to certain extents, some isolated aspects of Beau de Jour, Sartorial by Penhaligons, Eau de Rochas, Amouage...
  57. Re: L'Heure Bleue cheap now: recent EdT vs. EdP?

    Another vote for the current EDP
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    One Man Show
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of One Man Show
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2021

    One Man Show
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    Re: Cant get past the bottle design.

    If really liking a fragrance, not caring much about or paying very little attention to the bottle and/or box design
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    Re: "Quality": what's in a word?

    The first criteria are indeed also the personal ones likeliest used to rate, define, perceive the quality of a scent.
    Would additionally consider a certain complexity and or a certain naturalness...
  63. Poll: Re: Battle of the Declarations - original EdT or Parfum?

    Though liking both very much and very predisposed to own and wear both at some point, slightly preferring the older EDT version
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    Re: ADP Colonia range - please educate me?

    So far, only familiar with the regular ADP Colonia and Assoluta- both smell very similarly citrus herbal to my nose and both have good performance, with Assoluta even performing slightly better
  65. Re: Recommendations based on what I love so far?

    Great recommendations already, also adding to a possible (re) testing list in no particular order:

    Lalique Homme EDP
    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
    Azzaro pour Home l'Eau and/or Azzaro Bright Visit...
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    Re: Does "hair perfume" = "hair mist"?

    Most likely both identical/synonymous with hair mist.
    As well as with the very proportion of water and/or alcohol making this just suitable for being regularly/daily applied and worn on hair with...
  67. Re: Eau de cologne Chanel - is that a name or concentration?

    Tending to agree that this a scent name rather than a mere scent concentration alone
  68. Re: Tom Ford Tobacco Oud - wearing a sample today - oh dear!

    Maybe not the personal favorite both TF and also TF oud/tobacco scent and thus not the likeliest TF choice for fully recommending this, can still agree about the quite significantly above average...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of Eau de Vetyver by l'Occitane
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th January, 2021

    Eau de Vetyver by l'Occitane
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    Re: How many sprays in a sample vial?

    So far, speaking based on personal experience alone:

    at least 15 to 20 sprays (and the corresponding number of wears if equally/av averagely distributing this amount of sprays) from a 2-3 ml...
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    Re: Noob thoughts on GIT

    Can at least partly relate to this, although the personal reply will be a bite more differentiated:

    while the notes did not add much to further male/unisex designer and/or niche scents, did so...
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    Re: The Downside (?) of Try Before You Buy

    Though most if not nearly all of the blind buy experiences were a success - thanks in a significant proportion to the BN community and their invaluable advice, knowledge and intuition averting...
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    Re: Dark White Florals

    Also adding Versace Bright Crystal, TF White Patchouli (in spite of the name actually not very patchouli heavy), the unisex wildcards Mugler Cologne and/or Best of Chevignon for a versatile and...
  75. Re: Smooth, supple, sophisticated nighttime leather

    Coach Leatherware (plus most variations on masculine Coach scents) do generally provide both readily available and mostly inexpensive/averagely priced smooth, trendy and versatile contemporary...
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    Re: Sample set recommendations?

    Among the pricier ones have so far had (thanks to both BN and also offline scent gifts am very grateful for to this day) very good experiences with the following:

    the 7 Parfums Capitaux sample...
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    Re: Anyone else mess around with mixing?

    So far only have had any success with layering/mixing Yves Rocher Eau de Cedre Bleu and the (likely vintage by now version) of DH EDT.
    Likely because both/either of these scents do have a certain...
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio Profumo

    Also adding to certain extents ADG Essenza and/or Zara Night pour Homme II EDP for possible (re) testing
  79. Re: Thinking of buying Valentino uomo!! Should I do it?

    Would have always gotten this fragrance and have always been recommending to get both this and its Intense flanker, especially if the retailer is trustworthy - having so far had no complaints about...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage

    While owning, regularly wearing and loving the gold cap vintage version, if this should be unavailable would still not dissuade against getting any other subsequent formulation of this
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of C&E Sienna
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    C&E Sienna
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th January, 2021

    Crabtree & Evelyn Sienna
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    Re: Fragrance for fiance

    Great recommendations, also adding especially: Songe d'un Bois d'Ete by Guerlain, All'Olio di Argan by l'Erbolario, most of the Tom Ford Oud scents
  85. Re: New and looking for classic perfume recommendations.

    Many great recommendations already, also taking the liberty to add in no particular order:

    Jaipur by Boucheron-including not just the renditions of this for either gender but also its not very...
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    Re: What the @#$% happened to Fahrenheit?

    Having tested this in various recent versions of the regular EDT, did not notice so far any significant changes of either the scent or its performance, however with two major disclaimers as well: ...
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    Re: A Lounge Just For Us "Over-Sprayers" - 2021

    8 sprays of Zara White Tag
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th January, 2021

    Zara White Tag
  89. Re: Recommendations,any Excellent or Must here ? ( Oud Noir, By the Fireplace, Opium...)

    From this list would go for and thus recommending in no particular order:

    YSL Opium EDT, Cuir Vetiver, One Man Show, Salvatore Ferragamo Uomo, Boss Bottled Oud
  90. Re: Fragrances you like but those around you do not?

    Too many to mention, so far especially Drakkar Noir, C&E Sienna, Lancetti Uomo Concentree among the ones actually owned and regularly used
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    Re: Favorite "safe for work" fragrances?

    Also adding, apart from so many great suggestions already:

    Azzaro pour Homme l'Eau
    Best of Chevignon
    Boucheron pour Homme EDP
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    Re: Best performer out of these....

    Seconding Chanel PM in EDT version and surprisingly adding ADP Colonia (with performance levels closer to an EDT or at least an Eau Fraiche rather than an EDC)
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    Poll: Re: The big 2021 car house motor race.....

    Voted for Jaguar, though also considering especially Ferrari and Bentley to be respectable second/runner up options
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    Re: Most Noticeable/Prominent Tobacco Note

    Aramis Tobacco Reserve while also seconding Havana among the alternative/additional options by the same house
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Joined the sync with Old Spice in the EDT version
  96. Re: Fragrances for classic Guerlain lovers to try

    Seconded, also adding Houbigant, Jovoy, Frederic Malle, Le Couvent des Minimes, Lutens as further houses to test almost in their entirety and irrespective of gender, exclusiveness/regularity of their...
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    Re: Oud/Aoud for an ignoramus

    Would also recommend a few of the more Western and/or more easy access takes on oud at first, including but not limited to:
    YSL M7 and its Oud Edition flanker, Habit Rouge EDP, Mystique Homme and...
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    Re: Why do people do this ?

    Tending to agree with all the posts expressing so far that the alcohol contained has to dry down, the notes settle and/or the first impression turn into a more long term one.

    In fact, often the...
  99. Re: Smooth, supple, sophisticated nighttime leather

    Among the more inexpensively priced choices, perhaps also:

    Avon Black Suede Touch and/or Black Suede Leather, Yves Rocher Cuir Vetiver, Daniel Hechter Cuir Sensuel, Pierre Cardin Cuir Intense,...
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    Re: Vintage Scent of the Day

    vintage Old Spice EDT splash
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