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    Re: Parfum D’Empire: Reviews and Discussion

    I find it a very respectable house but they all have a certain aristocratic vintage air to it, that just isn't me. Still holding on to my decant of Cuir Ottoman.
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    Re: Anyone have the newest IFRA cut list?

    Thanks, grayspoole!
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    Re: What’s your favorite Bertrand Duchaufour

    The fact that I am the only one who even mentions The Tycoon baffles me. I can only imagine that most people haven't tried it due to limited distribution. Trust me, you should at least sample it,...
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    So Persolaise gets to stay the go to reviewer for Amouage, even after Christopher Chong's departure. Fine by me, since he seems to be honest with his opinions.
  5. Re: Best, Great Labdanum & Patchouli fragrances, current available in markets

    Puredistance - M
    Roja Dove - Fetish Pour Homme
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    Re: Future of Amouage

    I'm looking forward to sample these in the near furture. The notes for Meander sound especially good to me. Not keen on rose heavy fragrances, so Crimson Rocks will be most likely not for me...
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    Re: What’s your favorite Bertrand Duchaufour

    St Giles - The Tycoon, followed by Jubilation XXV.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I don't wear this outside the house but I crave smelling it from time to time and do wear it at home occasionally. I tend to like Animale Animale better though. A*Men has some interesting flankers...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I don't know if there were any reformulations in recent years but I have one that's probably from the 90ies and one that's closer to the 2010s and would say there are only minor differences regarding...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I've been meaning to try No.1 for years now but never did. I have tried other Aigner fragrances before and always found them to be well made. No.2 is one of the best soapy clean herbal fragrances out...
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    Re: Any Luigi Colani fans in here?

    Thank goodness, the tension was getting unbearable!
  12. Re: Folie a Plusiers - Looking for Langston (animalic leather)

    Animalic leather by Yann Vasnier sounds interesting although indolic floral notes are usually challenging for me. The flacon design is pretty good.
  13. Re: Clive Christian - Psychedelic (Vision in a Dream)

    Sounds interesting but I would only ever consider a purchase at half the price. So that rules me out and for some strange reason, that's what the brand was always aiming for. Really not sure how this...
  14. Re: Dumb Question (Maybe) : Can cash be tinctured?

    Yeah, I saw it on YT (might have been a segment of that 6-part BBC documentary). However, I believe Roja made a bit of a fool of himself there. I highly doubt the way he did it, would would actually...
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    Re: What do you do with all your fakes?

    I think I only ever bought one fake so far and it turned out pretty damn amazing. Also bought some clones but those are not actually pretending to be the real, authentic thing by faking copyrighted...
  16. Thread: Kouros Clone

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    Re: Kouros Clone

    I think The Man Silver is an incredibly good clone for the price. Same goes for the other two Milton Llyods I've tried (both versions of Spirit of Heaven aka Angel and A*Men).
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    Re: Most serious men's fragrance.

    I agree with Bogart 1975 (aka Bogart Signature).
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Cool, thanks! I own Haute Concentration which I like but wear very rarely. Very briefly owned V4 or V5 a some years ago but it didn't match all the description at all and performed really bad....
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Which version/formulation of Worth Pour Homme is best and how do I spot it in the wild?
  20. Re: Life-long Kouros addict needs assistance. Please help !

    "Kouros Charles of the Ritz Splash" are the keywords to use here but it will be hard to find one for a reasonable price. I know EdT Splash exists but it's very, very rare to find it for sale, in my...
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    Re: Very disappointed

    Nah, you don't want that. Most, if not all plastic bottles will release some of their own chemicals into the liquid it holds over time. It's debatable how much of an added health risk that is or if...
  22. Thread: Eau De Space

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    Re: Eau de Space

    The moon has it's own atmopsphere and is therefore not space. I think I have read somewhere that each planet / satellite (of a planet) with its own atmosphere has a unique smell. Personally, I...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Ah, I see. Thanks for clearing that up! I bet that happens a lot, although Jack Black must be a pretty common name.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I never knew that Jack Black has a fragrance but he's an overall cool dude so I'm looking forward to read more about it!
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I have not tried Lost Cherry but from everything you said, I'm pretty sure the non-Intense version is the way to go for me too. Thanks again for the extensive answer!
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thanks for adressing my questions! Good to hear that it isn't very cloying and vanillic. Tobacco Vanille is one of those TFs that I love smelling for half an hour but eventually start to get...
  27. Thread: Auphorie

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    Re: Auphorie

    For those who don't know what Kyara is:

    https://www.kyarazen.com/what-is-kyara-or-kynam/
  28. Thread: Eau De Space

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    Re: Eau de Space

    Hello oudaddict, someone was faster: ;)
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/478597-Eau-De-Space
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thank you for the great introduction to Tobacco Oud, PrinceRF! I haven't tried it yet but had it on my ToDo-list for a while now. I think I'll go hunting for a decant today.

    Tom Ford is a mixed...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I don't find Yatagan or Phileas leathery either. I haven't really tried to analyze the responsible notes for this association yet but I'm thinking that one part of it might be the cerlery seed. Maybe...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I have never tried Aliage but "gamey" and "like a lamb stew" could indeed mean something similar.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I dug out my mini of Phileas and was quickly reminded of what I didn't like in earlier tests. There's a vaguely bloody/metallic meaty note in the opening and it lasts into the heart notes. I think...
  33. Thread: Eau De Space

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    Re: Eau De Space

    Thanks for that! I googled it and there are actually quite many articles on that subject. Apparently scientists take it quite seriously.
  34. Thread: Eau De Space

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    Re: Eau De Space

    Smoke, gunpowder and rum sound good (space pirates!). Not sure about raspberry, hot metal, ozone and meat. I'm very curious how this will turn out. Personally I would've assumed outer space smells...
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    Re: Tarry. Burnt. Leather.

    Not entirely fitting the bill but I will suggest trying it nontheless: Opus XI by Amouage.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Hah, that is very much how I would describe Yatagan.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I'll have to dig out my Phileas-mini again. I remember not liking it as much as Yatagan but the notes say, that I should. Very interesting, that it was created by the same perfumer.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    In the greater, historical context, I think of Jules as the missing link between the more serious Bogart (1975) and the more extreme Kouros. At the same time I also think of it as Dior's first...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    :thumbsup: The version pictured in the middle is my favourite!
  40. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    I guess you're right about that. The flacon of What about Adam looks similar but more bellied.
  41. Re: Need help picking out gems from a vintage collection!

    My picks would be:

    Gucci Nobile (one of my alltime favourites)

    Second picture:
    Chevignon (kinda nice in a cheap 80ies/90ies Aftershave-way, not meaning it in a depreciating way)
    Xeryus (good...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thank you, Monsieur Montana!

    I re-tested Isfarkand again two days ago and yes, it still makes me think of a modernized Armani EpH but it's certainly a nice fragrance in it's own right. That lime,...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Three days of Bracken are over and I want to thank everybody for reading and commenting my post!

    As I said, I nominated BN-newcomer Caffee and promised to help him find his successor, since he...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Make no mistake, Figment and Bracken are very different fragrances. The similarities, to my nose, don't go beyond sharing a certain texture that's vaguely reminiscent of fresh and wet soil. For...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Excellent... *strokes cat* :evil:
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thanks! Unfortunately I haven't tried the feminine version yet.
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    Re: Phtaloblue by Tauer

    I don't know but maybe the spelling is an hommage to the painter Antoine Renault.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLLwdNFQlDY
    And if it was just a typo, here's your face-saver, Andy. ;)
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I think one could easily build a nice all year round rotation with Pasha, Bracken Man, Beau de Jour and Rive Gauche Pour Homme. They are all quite different and independend from each other but if you...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thank you very much for the nomination, Ciprian! And now, without any further ado:


    128722

    To be honest, it was surprisingly difficult to choose a subject for this post. I figured that it...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I think "a freshened up luxurious shaving cream with oriental-leaning notes of dry fruits and spices would be my answer if anyone asked me for a quick summary. At times these fruits and spices remind...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Mint lends some freshness early on and if you're looking for it, it's easy enough to find. Lavender is there but not prominent. It's a pretty rich and complex fragrance and I'd be hard pressed to...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I like Pasha a lot. Sometimes I wish it would last longer on me. As long as it does, it's right up there with the favourites of my collection. Perfectly combines 80ies-powerhouse butchness with some...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I recently smelled them all, plus "Milky Musk/39", also from Parle Moi de Parfum. I came out thinking that Papyrus Oud 71 works as a very decent substitute for GpH1. It comes very close, without...
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    Poll: Re: Kouros versus Aventus Poll

    I own and enjoy both. All things considered, Aventus never had a chance at dethroning Kouros. It's simply not groundbreaking and daring enough.
  55. Poll: Re: How many bottles of Kouros do you own, 50 or 100 ml? POLL.

    1x Parfum Corp-era (100ml)
    1x early L'Oreal-era (50ml)
    1x Cologne Sport (100ml)
    1x Eau de Sport (50ml)
    2x Fraicheur (100ml)
    + several Minis
  56. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    It basically is, yes. It stands for "Ingredient Label Number". I was wondering about that myself, some time ago....
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    Re: Does anyone like Figment Man

    To me the top notes are a bit difficult and not really complementing the heart and base very well. It feels to me like they were mostly just added to drive home the "Bhutan" part of the brief. What...
  58. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    I think I'll go with 50ml of the Signature and see how that works for me. Most comments I've heared said that it was basically equally good although not entirely the same. The price difference is...
  59. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Glad to hear it, as it would make my wallet a little less sad, thanks! Is it good in terms of longevity?
  60. Re: Beau de Jour to become part of Tom Ford's signature line?

    Any new opinions regarding Private Line vs Signature?
  61. Re: Vintage Pasha de Cartier - Any visual clues?

    I'm not sure how to date it reliably but it certainly isn't vintage (red box) and oak moss in the ingredient list is not necessarily a good thing. While it does mean that it is still part of the...
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    Re: The smell of the forest after rain

    Yes, much more reminiscent of a forest then Figment Man to me.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    I can't tell but "soapy rose" matches the descriptions many reviewers used for Homage and the color seems like another hint at it.
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    Shouldn't this (otherwise understandable) anger be redirected to the actual seller? At least until it's confirmed that it's genuine but totally reformulated. Seems not settled yet.
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    Re: Creed sold - call me paranoid but...

    Nobody needs to backup Aventus. That one has been cloned so much, in all possible variations, that the original became entirely redundant.
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Remains to be seen where this house is headed after Chong's departure several months ago. It's pretty safe to say though, that with the new CEO, there's a significant change coming. Personally, I...
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    Re: Life and Work midst Silence and Fear

    A big heartfelt "Thank you very much!" to everybody who's helping others - professionally or in private!
  68. Re: Strong Aftershaves As Hand Sanitizer During Coronavirus?

    Apparently in Turkey Colognes are commonly used for that purpose now. Might be useful to keep in mind in case you really need to desinfect some non-washable objects.

    For anything else, pretty...
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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    Since two weeks, I started wearing it daily again. It's among my Top 5 and I believe it will stay there forever.
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    Re: I’m having an existential crisis

    I can relate to that.
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    Re: A Chergui alternative?

    Can't say that either of them performed too bad on my skin. But I only know "vintage" Chergui and only sampled Bois d Armenie two times and it's been a while so not 100% sure about that one. I...
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    Re: A Chergui alternative?

    Bois d'Arménie by Guerlain is worth a try.
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    Re: A Certain Tobacco Smoky Smell

    I like Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris but it might not quite fit the description.
    Tobacco Reservere by Aramis - unfortunately it has a disappointing drydown.
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    Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    My condolences and may she rest in peace.
  75. Re: Mazzolari - batch code? Reformulation of Lui?

    I recently got hold of a sample of current Nero and it was definitely reformulated heavily at some point. I remembered it being a very good Aventus clone with some Italian touches. Granted, it's been...
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    Re: Dan MyMickers (YouTuber reviewer) has died.

    RIP, Dan!

    I did watch his videos in my early days of my online-journey through the fragworld. He seemed like a slightly crazy but very good-hearted fellow and we need more of those in our world,...
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    Re: Lucien Ferrero par Amour Pour Lui

    Thanks, afterdark!
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    Re: Lucien Ferrero par Amour Pour Lui

    I've seen a few comments comparing it to "Or Black", would you agree? I'm unusually intrigued but I hope it performs better on my skin - sounds a little bit too weak for me.
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    Re: Lucien Ferrero par Amour Pour Lui

    Any news yet?
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    Re: Homage to Gucci Nobile

    Touché!
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    Re: Homage to Gucci Nobile

    FYI: I imagine this comment in the voice of Werner Herzog.
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    Re: Homage to Gucci Nobile

    If the plan was to make me curious about Lucien Ferreros Par Amour Pour Lui, it succeeded very well!
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Most certainly not the case with my decant. I does open very loud and quickly settles a bit but it's neither anywhere near skin scent territory nor is it gone after such a short time.
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    So, if I understand you correctly, you don't consider animalic as a proper category for fragrances and think that people need to try harder to use a more fitting one for the respective fragrances....
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    There are different kinds of animalic, different formulations and there are different levels of intensity. The way you talk about people comes off a bit derogative. Maybe just name a few of your own...
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    Are you saying that these fragrances don't smell animalic? I'd have to disagree there.
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    Poll: Re: How dirty do you get?

    Leather Oud I wear once in a while and with many other animalics I became a little more restraint then I used to in recent years but vintage Kouros is an exception.
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    Re: Gucci Nobile: Is there anything similar?

    Not really similar but to some extent Elite by Floris. Could be the older brother of Nobile.
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    Re: Best Mint Fragrance?

    Black Tourmaline has a very fascinating contrast of strong mint and very dark smokey notes

    Beach Hut Man is good (although I must admit, that it's not as good as I initially thought)

    L'Eau du...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Not really. These days, most everything you want, you can get online too. Just try whatever is there and seems interesting to you.
  91. Re: Tuscan Leather. Does it deserve the legendary status?

    I agree with the majority here: a good (and once special) take on leather fragrances with (once) great performance but not a masterpiece or legend.
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    I'm with you on this one! I wonder why this never really caught on.
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    @peter4ptv, cameron & Alex Krycek:

    I don't say that Aventus is the biggest commercial blockbuster of the decade, not by a long shot but it is the blueprint (which is not to say that it was all...
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    Aventus most certainly had the biggest impact of the past decade. It's the successor of Drakkar Noir / Cool Water / Eternity and Acqua di Gio. Compared to the aforementioned, it took more cues from...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Speaking for myself, I don't know Passé but I find La couche du diable reasonably strong. I don't think many people would want it to be much louder. In terms of longevity, I can't really say for sure...
  96. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    Late 80ies, early 90ies for me but that's only for "mainstream" fragrances of course. Everything "niche" came later.
  97. Re: Amouage: what do you think is the sleeper or under-rated of the line?

    Coincidentally I was wearing Opus IV again just yesterday and I thought to myself "what a sleeper hit this is". I also think Opus XI is a very good fragrance that not many people seem to have...
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Would be great to hear more impressions of the fragrance.
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    Re: Amouage Alert: Overture for man!

    Sounds very intriguing to me. Hope it doesn't smell too boozey though.
  100. Re: Riverside Drive by Bond no 9, is it discontinued?

    Riverside Drive pre-dates Aventus by about 7 years. I like it but it lacks a bit in complexity and development after some time on skin. And of course, like every Bond, it's quite overpriced.
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