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  1. Re: Perfume Game: Summer's night near the coastline / beach

    I like the sweaty note in Paradise Beach. I almost thought I had imagined it. It’s probably my favorite part. Is that the “ambergris?”

    Mare Nectaris was plenty strong, I thought, wearing it.
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    Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    Now you know she's interested in smells! I would go with it, getting notes from her every day.
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    Re: REBUKED! Wearing ONE SPRAY of Beau de Jour!

    I'm sort of with her on Beau de Jour. Great name, though.
  4. Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    The idea of telling people "It's my scent of the day or the highway," cracks me up. "If you don't like it, you can leave."

    I couldn't do it. Even for a good laugh.
  5. Re: BEST HERMES Current formulations, from this list ( Bel Ami, Equipage, Robacar...)

    I like current Equipage.
  6. Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    I assume you're referring to Leather Oud? Or is that one a crowd pleaser? I get mixed up.
  7. Re: Do you add a fragrance to your wardrobe if you just own a decant?

    I just moved Gianfranco Ferre for Men to "Samples." I just don't like it enough to keep it in my wardrobe. I'm torn, because I do like it. Just not enough. I don't have visions of wearing it again....
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I am three for three now, acquiring fragrances I didn't buy on an earlier day in this thread: Bel Ami, Santos, and Eau d'Hermes.

    I came close to posting about how I hadn't bought L'Heure Bleue,...
  9. Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    I have a few that people around me are not excited about. Having a few is fine, in my case. Overall, I like it even more when I love a fragrance and the people around me love it too. Once I got to...
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Apology accepted.
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    I'm sorry to see you taking a cheap shot on the forums. Ouch. "Opinions might not hold much weight" sounds harsh.



    If you can reconcile your concerns about your age, you could start a series.
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    Sorry to hear that. With just a slight shift in perspective, you could be enjoying it.
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    Re: Difference between Basenotes and Fragrantica?

    I've hardly looked at Fragranctica in the three years since I posted in this thread (about how I never visit Fragrantica).

    I agree with the recent comments about Basenotes being a good resource...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Having a fougere shelf and a dandy section is very cool. I’m slightly jealous. Paco will look sharp with the fougeres.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The way you described it is how I think of it. I haven't tried it recently since I've been getting into lavender, though. It is light and polite. It sounds like it won't be taking any scheduled...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Aero likes lavender, and this is a good one, so I'm even money he'll like it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm guessing you'll like Nobile.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    London Calling

    Coffee

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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Santos
    Bijan for Men
    Bel Ami
    Givenchy Gentleman
    Moschino Pour Homme
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    There was a 1920s version, I believe, but this was a 2007 release, I think it was, and there was little relation, I think I may have read, other than the name.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Where did you have it?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I love reading proper fandom for a fragrance, and I love being synchronized, but I could never get my interest in Sycomore to be more like love. I liked it, but it didn't click. I have minis of the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That's pretty cool. I like the minimalism.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Good Friday, friends. My scent of the day is Christian Dior Fahrenheit, from a '96 spray.

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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    That juice looked like several fingers of whiskey for a second.

    Thanks for the album cover. We had that 8-track.

    For a song, I've been listening to Resolution by John Coltrane, from the CD in...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Does it say edt or cologne anywhere? I've never seen much definitive written about packaging for this. It hasn't been discussed much at all over the years I've been on here. In some older threads...
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I didn't mention hay, but I mentioned Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur, and I associate that with a countryside smell - almost like hay.

    I don't mention hay as often as I used to because too many things...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I have Shadowboxer by Fiona Apple on my playlist. I've really liked it since it was released and got radio play. I was so impressed to hear this on the radio as a new release at that time, late 90s,...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I felt on the fence about Shalimar, but now I really like the edc from the bottle that looks a little like a clock face that LiveJazz has.



    I copied over your detailed recommendation on wearing...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Many thanks.



    Sticking to my rotation is fairly hardwired now, especially with the bottles on display on a hanging shelf.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Top posting on Ho Hang Club. When I'm in the mood to break the rules and disregard societal norms I go with Ho Hang Club in the daytime.

    At the moment, I have a bottle of Cosmair Polo ready to...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I think you're one of the big fans on here. I've been giving this a bit of thought. It has a soapy note that is plain, to me. Typical bar soap. Dial. Then under that, is the good stuff. Warmth. Sweet...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    This seems increasingly more likely. A house that only makes masculine perfumes, perhaps?

    I should formalize my collection criteria. "Has to be awesome," is what I have so far, and it feels vague.
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    Re: Group buy on milligram scales

    And for sprayers, can I get some like the Dior Homme bottles. I like the control on sprayer pressure.
  35. Re: Your Recent Purchases Presentation That Has You In Awe?

    The magnetic cap on Bleu de Chanel edt is pretty sweet.

    I love ribbed glass. I don't know why I like it so much.

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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Blind buy? As in they have good financials but you haven't tried the perfumes?
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    Re: Group buy on milligram scales

    That looks like a nice scale to me, and Bkkorn is know by me personally not to be a bot, rather a talented perfumer, so I would go with something like that.

    Ah - I see Bill's update as well. The...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    I have Gucci Pour Homme and Dioressence, and samples of a few others, so I'm feeling ready. I have plenty of the two I have to share. I'm minimizing shipping that requires a customs form, but I'm...
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    Re: Group buy on milligram scales

    What are some good ones, Bill? Or signs to look for that a scale is good?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I believe so, yes.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Davidoff

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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    The Basenotes chap does sound beguiled
    Too bad the goats have to be wild
    Or one as a pet
    Would be a good get
    I imagine this has already been trialed?
  43. Re: Fragrance Categorization: Redefining what is Niche, Designer, Drug-store

    Designer/Mass Market

    Niche/Limited Distribution



    Or with these subcategories for niche. I wouldn't say "luxe," though. It feels misleading. "Glam" would fit better, maybe, but I wouldn't...
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    Re: Dating Vintage PMC

    If a sprayer works even a little, I make it work, no problem.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    That would be something new to think about.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Bold selection, nosey74! I wouldn't go with heavy sprays, myself, unless I were social distancing, of course.



    I'm in the club as well.
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    Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    I liked sample 3. I might give it a spin this afternoon.
  48. Re: Similarities between Dior Homme Parfum and Fahrenheit Parfum?

    I agree there's some overlap.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    This is like learning to ride a bike, a skill you can never lose.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    The Guy Robert Picnic idea seemingly came from Purecaramel in the Vintage Fragrances I Bought Today - 2020 thread. He likes a good food analogy.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Sounds like the picnic reservation is confirmed. I'm finding 15 fragrances credited to perfumer Guy Robert.


    https://www.basenotes.net/photos/100noimage.pngDoblis (original)...
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Admirable restraint! The couple times it got to the point that I posted in here, I ended up buying the fragrance soon thereafter.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I have some edc, and I like it even more. I was somewhat on the fence with this edt before, but today's wearing has been good. I'm getting lots of Guerlain in the base.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur bottles

    I'm not sure, but I'm doubtful.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur bottles

    Those look good, Aero.

    The slow fade is part of the charm.
  56. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    At worst, I'll just not finish reading. I don't get annoyed, hopefully.

    I really appreciate people writing reviews.

    Scanning through the stuff listed above, I didn't see anything that bothered...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I'm trying Habit Rouge edt again.

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    I did some paper testing yesterday, and I wasn't loving it on paper, but today on skin it is much better.

    On paper, this was significantly stronger /...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    The Boss No. 1 notes have been a sensation.
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    Re: What's the consensus on deodorant?

    I have Chanel deodorants, but I like Mitchum more.
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    Re: Post Covid Meetup

    Portland, Oregon would be a bit far for me, but maybe.
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Free and clear, here.



    Obviously.

    It'd be fun if whenever you buy two bottles of perfume at the same time, the sales associate warns you not to cross the streams, totally deadpan, with the...
  62. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    I'm in the US. Shipping overseas suddenly got much harder for me recently, so I'm not surprised some eBay sellers aren't up for it.
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    Re: How many bottles is too many?

    Total protonic reversal.

    Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
  64. Re: What is the one fragrance that, if given the chance, you'd force other fragheads to try?

    I like spreading the word on classics that are currently done well. Equipage, Jules, Egoiste, Pour Monsieur edt, and Mitsouko come to mind.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    When there's no batch code to verify the year, then you just don't have to worry about it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm synchronized with Marand75 in Polo.
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    I’m just guessing, but maybe 2000ish. I’m more confident that it’s good. Lots of silver is a good sign.

    Antaeus isn’t really like Old Spice, unless it is a special batch of Old Spice, but Old...
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    Re: Vintage Antaeus Thread

    They look good. Old Spice is a good thing.
  69. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    Good luck hunting. I'm still loving the cologne as well. The availability and pricing on eBay in the US is still good. I have all I could need, and I'm still tempted.

    I'm not sure what it is that...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    I’m looking forward to notes on the last couple samples from Grayspoole, and still interested in exploring the works, life, and opinions of Bernard Chant as an upcoming event.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Signoricci (my third and final guess)

    I haven't always loved this thing, but I kind of do in the base.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    My current thinking on the blind sample is that it still smells like something I've tried before, and that it is now smelling like a Caron. That would make it The Third Man.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    I see Boss splitting opinion between people who think it's intense (like me) versus people who think it's more mainstream (like my significant other).

    The fragrance today is sample 25 of 25, a...
  74. Re: Vacuum Filtration question for the brain trust.

    Makes sense. Interesting that centrifuges are the standard. I’ve only used a simple one. From what I remember, the liquid would need to be pipetted back out.
  75. Re: Vacuum Filtration question for the brain trust.

    The vacuum will minimize losses, right? Gravity draining would allow more top note loss, I would guess.
  76. Re: Vacuum Filtration question for the brain trust.

    +1 for beaker on the left
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Cool pug. The curled tail is a good sign.
  78. Re: Frederic Malle's Dawn vs. The Night: Which is better and why?

    Hmm. No question on authenticity? Maybe it's a question of aeration? Maybe maceration? Likely both. Surely not skin chemistry.
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    Re: Woody Vanilla fragrances recomendations

    This came to mind from the thread title, and was sort of confirmed by the original post, and I see a bunch of others agree.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Solid credentials! Enjoy the ride with Witness.
  81. Re: Frederic Malle's Dawn vs. The Night: Which is better and why?

    This is the real deal cheesy oud. The main complaints I've heard about it are that it's expensive and that it smells like oud - neither of those seem to be obstacles for you, so I think you'll be...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Sample 24 of 25 - Hermès Équipage from LiveJazz.

    Perfume samples from LiveJazz always seem to smell amazing. He lands the best bottles. The Shalimar from this round is the best Shalimar I've...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I vote for option 3. I think you're going to come around on the bottle.

    That's the original Chanel for Men, from the look of it, and your description. The next version after that is the one I fell...
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    Re: Your favorite balanced, straight up amber

    The best answer, I think, is original poster favorite Tiffany for Men. A couple others of interest are Ambre Sultan and Grand Soir. Maybe the one from Histoires de Parfum (114?). (I haven't tried Tom...
  85. Re: Frederic Malle's Dawn vs. The Night: Which is better and why?

    I wouldn't get any more Frederic Malles. The Moon is the best of those, I think. I would sample the two Dusita's next: Oud Infini and La Douceur de Siam.

    I hardly sample oud fragrances, but I got...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Julie just burned through a sample of this and wants to get a bottle, some day. I heard her get two compliments while wearing it. From the opening, I thought it might be too much, but it seemed to...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    I don't think so, rather it was their first fragrance, or first one for men, and they renamed it later when more fragrances were introduced. It has to be an indication that it's the first fragrance...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Interesting pick, LiveJazz. I'm a thumbs down voter on A*Men. I found the smell coming from my sample shocking, and when I've smelled it from other people, I have been turned off. I do find the...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

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    Boss Number One is our scent of the day.

    I'm curious to read notes from others. I don't know what to make of it, but I have backed it up.

    It elicits an above-average emotional...
  90. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    Interesting pick, Darvant. I have worn this in the last week. I did have moments of happiness, especially the next morning when I could still smell it on my t-shirt. It's so good in the base in those...
  91. Re: The Nombre Noir open project... the world's most notorious perfume

    That link was for Ho Hang and not Club, which are totally different. The Club is a musky rose and carnation with woods and possibly nitromusks.

    I had a little sample of Nombre Noir that I passed...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Mine says the same on the bottom. It sounds like you have the good stuff.

    I'm starting to think decanting samples let enough air into my bottle to bring it to life, because this is the best...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I bought a couple of those as well.
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    Re: allow me to introduce myself

    Mark - I see you have Terre d'Hermes. Hermes has a couple that I like that I think might work for you: Equipage and Bel Ami, classics that have been kept up well, like Egoiste, Pour Monsieur, and Eau...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you so much!



    Looking good, Mark!
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Sample 22 of 25 - Gianfranco Ferre for Man

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    I have had this bottle for a while, but I rarely use it. Putting this on today, I like it, and I can clearly see why I got a bottle. I keep...
  97. Re: The Nombre Noir open project... the world's most notorious perfume

    I’ve tried Nombre Noir. It didn’t seem like a big deal, but it was nice. I thought of it as a restrained Ho Hang Club.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    He's been quiet. He's a Ho Hang Club fan. He had (has?) it listed in his signature as a favorite. He's a real-life friend of mine who has done a bunch of New York City meetups.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization 3

    Piguet Cravache is really good, I think. I like all the classic Piguet fragrances I've tried, and I even like the modern versions. Taking a big inhale of this gives me feelings of wellness and...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    21 consensus favorites here at the house from my shelf of the perfume cabinet:

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    1. Mouchoir de Monsieur (1904)
    2. Monsieur de Givenchy (1959)
    3. Givenchy Gentleman (1974)
    4. Paco...
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