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  1. Thread: Winter niche

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    Re: Winter niche

    Dior - Bois D'Argent. Billowy without screeching (using a sensible amount) while smelling expensive but also has a pretty cool, aloof quality to it. It's an in-your-face scent just like many of the...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I've been extremely judicious with my use of SantL, it's a personal favorite. Pretty much only use it for days of family/social significance. Sneaky garners tons of positive feedback. Which doesn't...
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    Re: Beast mode fragrances

    Amber Absolute and Mousse Illuminee are both bombs for me. Oddly, the most nuclear performance that I get is from Pear + Olive. It projects STRONGLY for almost a full 24 hours on me, and the scent...
  4. Re: What am I missing? Where have warm, 'ambery' masculine fragrances gone?

    Slumberhouse Jeke and Baque are both in this category. Jeke is a little smokier but with a great, woody and creamy backdrop for an excellent smoky tobacco fragrance.

    Baque is fresh apricot...
  5. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Raiders Chiefs was a fun watch, as was Seahawks and Vikings. Wilson is stroking right now and Metcalf is emerging in a big way.

    How is the new Rogue?

    Edit for my scent of the games: Lagerfeld...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I've never reloaded so much in my browsing history. Got out with AdN and Musk Lave
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    Re: Today I bought August 2020

    Hendley Bourbon EdC
  8. Re: Current fragrances you find the most calming and relaxing?

    Lavender all day for me. Midnight Saffron by Tom Daxon smells excellent and is relaxing to wear. It keeps me from blasting through my MadHat lavenders.

    +1 Cuir Beluga. Love that scent
  9. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    I just happened to come across a bottle of Givenchy Insense on eBay this afternoon and pulled the trigger blind. Not a grail, wasn't even searching it out but there it was. Vintage 100ml about 60%....
  10. Re: Designers that get hate but you're actually enjoying?

    Going with the rarely mentioned rather than hate, but maybe a little hate:

    YSL L'Homme Libre - Really dig the fresh spiciness it brings every single time. I get excellent performance out of it and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st January, 2020

    Midnight Saffron - Tom Daxon
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Sign me up for anything resembling SantL
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Looks like Maai will stay in the cart. Can't wait to get Fields of Seville in.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Couldn't buy Sova quickly enough. I have earlier versions of everything else, save Sibet which isn't something I need a bottle of. Looking forward to the new stuff now.
  15. Thread: Game Day!

    by krooze
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    Re: Game Day!

    Had Norne on while watching the game at a party and slugging High Life's back. Awesome to watch the Nats bag it in Houston. All 7 games the road team won, crazy World Series.

    You DC guys will...
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    Re: Your 2019 Halloween Fragrance

    Have to be office friendly for the day. Wearing Madhat Foliage today. Once I'm home, giving Leather & Smoke several sprays to project like a monster of dark, scary leather in the Halloween snow.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Wearing Foliage at work today. Perfect for the Merry Halloween snow we're getting in Chicago today. I've had Foliage for around a year now, and it's so great for the cooler/cold weather. Opens up to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Really eyeing down Mond and Sova for this release. The pumpkin + vetiver combination, especially from Slumberhouse, is awfully tantalizing. Sova is one that I haven't even sampled, but knowing the...
  19. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    My two sisters would like to attend if we can still fit them into the plan
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    To me, Fume is the diet version of Norne, from the potency and resinous forest aspect. About 10 minutes after application, it was easy for me to move on in the tester packet. It get's rather airy and...
  21. Re: SPECIAL EVENT for Chicago-area Basenoters, Oct. 12, 2019

    I'm in
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    Re: For Chilly Fall Days - Boozy Niche Scents?

    Krigler Established Cognac is another boozy niche option for the fall.
  23. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    12th or 26th will work for me.
  24. Re: EXCLUSIVE for BASENOTES members - Chicago sampling event OCTOBER

    Was just there over the weekend. The only date that currently won't work for me is the 19th.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

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    Active month for me

    MadHat Leather & Smoke
    MadHat Fields of Provence
    Tom Daxon Midnight Saffron
    DHP, although the SA was really pushing Sauvage. I'll be going for a backup in a...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Tease me more lol I'm happy with everything I get from you, dude. This new one sounds fantastic, can't wait to try it out. I'm in the market for a leather jacket this year, too.

    Can't wait for...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Well I went to order the last Fields of Provence, because I'm greedy and wanted a backup. Ryan, that's one mean fragrance. I love your treatment of lavender in Le Chance and its use in Pińa. This is...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    I just heard that this is going on and would love to join if there are any spots open. I'm a few stops away from Merz/Q Bros on the brown line and this sounds like an awesome day. Anything I need to...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I've received my second bottle of Pina. It's such a great summer scent for me and plays perfectly on my skin and still very noticeable 9 hours later. I'd say it evokes the sunset colors of Laguna and...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Maybe I'm missing something. Where on the site can you even buy them? Nothing under Classics or Perfumes that I can see
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    You know, it's the only one in this release that truly stood out to me. I think it is going to be excellent in the Spring. I'm fully prepared to invest in another bottle if my suspicion proves true. ...
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    Picked up Areej Le Dore: Bikal Gris while at Scent Bar Hollywood. Lots of work travel lately, figured I could treat myself while waiting on Slumberhouse to go active again.
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    Re: American houses you would recommend I try

    One of my favorite brands around and started by a fellow Basenoter, MadHat Scents are fantastic. Natural, long-lasting and very original each time I receive a new bottle.
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    Re: Your Christmas Haul

    Mom got me Dolce and Gabbana The One Grey. Looking forward to many office wears.
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    Re: Your Fragrance Choice This Thanksgiving?

    I wore my newest addition: MadHat Foliage. Absolutely excellent for the time of year. It's like a brighter, cleaner 99 Burning Leaves. My aunts and cousins liked it, first wearing and believe me,...
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    Re: Soapy, powdery Fragrances

    If you want powder-dusted dark cocao, Parfum d'Empire Equistrius could be a sample to pick up.
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    Re: Top 5 niche fragrances for winter

    Slumberhouse Baque
    MadHat SantL (Christmas Eve and maybe once more, conserve and survive)
    Dior Leather Oud
    Tom Ford Amber Absolute
    Guerlain Cuir Beluga
  38. Re: What is your ultra long lasting and highest projection fragrance of all time?

    Pear + Olive is my strongest performer in all categories by a wide margin.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st October, 2018

    Black Tourmaline
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I like the incense sticks, but I don't need more than the one tube I have. The more that I burn through, the more I realize that there's better candles for less money. New to the whole home fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd October, 2018

    Slumberhouse Ore
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    Re: Masculine Chocolatey Scent

    +1 Slumberhouse Ore

    +1 LIDGE
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    Re: Which fragrance smells like an Old Fashioned?

    Jovoy - Private Blend is one to sample
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    Re: Suggestions on a "Southwestern" (US) Scent?

    +1 for MadHat. Great house, love Aum Oud.

    D.S. & Durga - El Cosmico. Gives exactly what you're asking for
  45. Re: What are in your opinion the best designer fragrances made in the last 10 years?

    YSL La Nuit de l'Homme has to be on this list
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    Re: Today I bought October 2018

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  47. Re: How long did it take you to come to a comfortable collection realizing others are a bonus?

    I'm not at this point at all. I keep my purchases somewhat calculated, but I'm not scared to blind buy here and there. There's a couple houses that I'm enthused to purchase without a second thought...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm a couple hours in on my first true wearing. The sandalwood being mentioned is on-point. I like it. Can't wait to give Sixes & Sevens more time this season.
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    Re: NUCLEAR mode freshy

    Byredo Pulp is certainly very strong and it works for the hot weather. Orto Parisi Bergamask is also a very strong summer scent, really only bergamot and musk.

    Otherwise, 6 sprays of Mugler...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Agreed on the 30ml vs 100ml with respect to collection size. Slumberhouse hits the sweet spot for me with 2 sprays, and I may go a couple weeks between wearings from the house. The lowest I have in...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Has anyone gotten a preview of Victorialand or know the general direction it is taking?
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    Re: Love at first sniff

    Bois du Portugal. The instant that I smelled it, I needed it.
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    Re: What kind of scent smells “sad” to you?

    I wouldn't necessarily say sad, more along the lines of serious/stern and humorless would be Gucci Guilty Absolute. I like it quite a bit, but I'm less concerned with my outward image on the...
  54. Re: Non-floral, non-sweet, non-aqua, non-fruity fragrances for warm seasons

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver is in the running with this criteria.
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    Re: Bois du Portugal or Royal Oud? See below

    Whichever you like better, both are great. Hope you're sampling.
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    Re: Can anyone suggest something green and mossy?

    Xinu Monstera smells like a humid jungle right after a heavy rain with the sun steaming and intensifying all the great, green smells. Very underrated and entirely green.
  57. Re: You hit the lottery! YAY YOU! ...what's your fragrance splurge?

    That story was great and it's wild to go through that immediate peak and valley. Mope for a day after that for sure. His adrenaline rush had to be wild.

    I'd pay off student loans in one shot then...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Received the sample with a purchase of Pear + Olive last week.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Ok, I have a sample of Sixes & Sevens and need a full bottle. Any word on when it will be available? Fantastic musk, definitely tailored to Chicago 7 month winters.

    Also, Pear + Olive?...
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    Re: Great Daytime Fragrances for the Fall

    One to mention is another Imaginary Authors, The Cobra and The Canary. Great smoky-citrus leather that that's very persistent and truly unique among the crowd. You can find the 15ml metal bottle for...
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    Re: favorite Christmas fragrances?

    CK Obsession is great at this time of year. It's pleasant and easy to wear around family and friends. Sweater fragrance if there ever was one.

    Amber Absolute is another favorite when things are...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The sticks burn for about 40 minutes, and the scent is pleasantly strong. It will not only scent the room in which it is burned, the entire level of your home will smell great.
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    Re: Favorite Halloween Fragrance?

    Brin de Reglisse by Hermes gives me a delightful Halloween vibe. I can't really nail down exactly what it is, but from the moment I smelled it, I immediately thought of Halloween.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I took a flier on these incense sticks. They're really great, just much smaller than I expected. About 4 inchers long and roughly the gauge of speaker wire. They burn perfectly and will fill any room...
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    Re: What are your favorite dry fragrances?

    El Cosmico by D.S. & Durga
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    Mysore Lime is my scent this evening. It's an amazing blend. I'm very judicious with my MadHat use. Special bottles
  67. Re: If You Had to Have A Signature Scent, What Would It Be?

    This is probably out of place, even. Jack Black's Cooling Body Moisturizer. It's just a really great, clean scent that actually does get noticed. Combined with their beard oil, it really does the...
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    Re: Match a fragrance to a song

    Frederic Malle - Portrait of a Lady: Led Zeppelin - Kashmir

    Slumberhouse - Jeke: Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Hammer Song

    Bond No. 9 - New Haarlem: Shuggie Otis - Sweet Thang

    MadHat Scents...
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    Re: Leather jacket badboy fragrance choices

    Message received! Will sample once I get back home
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    Re: Leather jacket badboy fragrance choices

    I have to get my nose on TF Noir Anthracite. That much is clear from this thread. Also +1 on Gucci Guilty Absolute

    No love for Leather Oud? Leather Oud.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Haha I read that same interview as I took a deep dive researching the scent. I had no clue what it was when I saw it in the box. Zero mention of the notes, though I get a savory-spiced, smoky anise...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I received a mini of Brosse when I purchased Ore direct a few months ago. It really is an interesting scent
  73. Re: What is the most unique fragrance in your collection?

    As far as two total outliers in my collection

    Fragonard Frivole Parfum - Gold Bottle

    CB I Hate Perfumes Burning Leaves
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th February, 2018

    Vintage LIDGE
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Ordered samples of Russian Oud and Musk from Luckyscent. Walimah and Indolis don't look like they're going to check any boxes for me. Especially after reading kafkaesque's review of both the Walimah...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    $90 for a sample set shipped? Nope. I will wait on Luckyscent.
  77. Re: Is your wardrobe as immaculate as your fragrance?

    I'm typically a t-shirt and jeans guy, but I am beginning to broaden my casual-dress horizons. Still, my clothing comes nowhere close to the quality or diversity of my fragrances.
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    Re: Niche'ers, I need your advice......

    Welcome back! I'd recommend a sample pack of Slumberhouse and Areej le Dore. Two of the most-exciting houses for me. They're very unique and the ingredients are top-quality. Very rich scents as well.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Just ordered it with zero trepidation whatsoever. Not missing out on Baque again and almost had a panic attack when it showed sold out on Fumerie. Can't wait to check this out, along with all of my...
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    Re: Creed Kick Lately / Unique Creeds

    Hey Man,

    I'd try BdP. I blind bought it and my dad always sprays down with it when he visits. It is not like anything else the house has released. Very rich, masculine scent.

    Also - Acier...
  81. Re: Reunited with my girlfriend for Christmas - Can't decide what fragrance to wear!

    Back to Black gets my vote
  82. Thread: First Snow

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    Re: First Snow

    +1 Amber Absolute is great when the flakes are falling.
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    Re: Your most frustrating scent

    Hermes Brin de Reglisse never stays with me longer than 2-3 hours. Awesome anise/licorice scent that has zero lasting power.
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    Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute pour Homme is really good!

    The band-aid smell does dissipate over time, but there is still that rounded sourness that reminds me of Chene and Pure Wood. That sticks with the scent through the duration
  85. Re: Company holiday party on Friday... Which fragrance?

    Derby jumped out to me as well.
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    Re: Slımberhouse Ore- Pencil shavings problem

    This is the most-recent bottle to arrive for me, and thankfully I don't get pencil shavings at all. Just an absurdly rich cocoa note with woods and musk behind it. Like the old tin can of Hershey's...
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    Re: What's the most daring, animalic fragrance?

    +1 Ambiguite - I have some hallmark skanky fragrances, and this gets me to blush

    +1 Fur by Madhat Scents This is just great juice. Beyond pleased to own a bottle. There's plenty of resins and...
  88. Re: Office Christmas Party - What are you wearing this year?

    I have several as my position interacts with several areas of a large corporation. Some will be low-key, others will be ugly sweaters and uglier drinks. I'll wear a few, namely: Slumberhouse Ore, TF...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th November, 2017

    Ambre Narguile
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    Re: Today I bought November 2017

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th November, 2017

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  92. Re: Name A Good/Great Fragrance That You Don't Feel The Need To Purchase??

    +1 for Xerjoff Nio. I get the odd sensation of lime spilled on cardboard.
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    Re: chewing gum and toothpaste smell?

    +1 Lush Dirty and Menthe Fraiche
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    It really is. The first fragrance that I smelled and bought on the spot since Aventus. Delightfully persistent, one spray is more than enough and will be excellent in the cold weather.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    73334

    You only turn 30 once
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    Re: What was the scent that got you into this hobby?

    When I was very young, my dad would let me have a small spray of 4711, Lagerfeld Cologne, and Cool Water. Then 20 years later a friend gave me 5ml of Pure Malt, and here I am.
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    Re: Need your take...

    Take the small win and thank them for the wonderful experience the next time you're in. I'm sure they'd appreciate the sincere thank-you rather than a mess of an hour that returning the tester would...
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    Re: What would Tom Petty have worn?

    Tabac
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    Re: Creed Original Santal Performance

    I actually get very good performance out of Original Santal, about 10 hours of noticeable projection.
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    Re: Masculine Gourmands again

    One that has my attention in sampling lately is Montale's Honey Aoud
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