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    Will be in Synch with a sample of Amouage Interlude Man (thanks to rum). I rather like this one, though would never have enough occasions to wear it to justify a FB. I could even start the day with...
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    Re: Your Most Worn February 2021

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    Re: Jaipur Homme - EDT or EDP

    I've worn/had decants of both, and now own a FB of the EdT, which I bought because it was airier and had better note definition.
    Sadly, it is the EdP that I prefer, because of its plushness and...
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    Re: Your favorite cdg?

    Black by a long way.Cannot stop sniffing my arm when I wear it. Spices, tar, licorice, vetiver and incense.
    AmazingGreen..... not so amazing.

    In answer to the OP : Black, obviously ! But also...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    No.10 : well, that was quite an opening !
    Topnotes : cherry, almond, boozy; some citrus to keep it sharp/bright
    Mid : heliotrope, powder, iris, rose, cinnamon, spices
    Base : cedar ? patchouli,...
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    Re: An evening scent plus one....

    Dior Homme Intense - designer
    Tauer LADDM - £99/50mland/or sample first, from Les Senteurs
  7. Poll: Re: Tauer Au Coeur du Desert or L'Air du Desert Marocain?

    I too flip back and forth between the two, but over time my preference is for LADDM - its brightness, edges, and the note balance.
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    And 23 notes listed
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    I would have expected more oakmoss in the base of No/8 for a vintage feel, but to my nose it was overwhelmingly patchouli.
    Also would have expected more topnotes and florals/spices in the mid, but I...
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    Vintage Hermes Equipage for me, loads of everything, total class.
  11. Re: Do you wear light fragrances in summer, heavier in winter?

    Generally yes, but will wear heavier on summer evenings, or suddenly feel like wearing a lighter, brighter scent in the depths of winter.
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    Re: Best Cypress scent.

    Cypress ? Gucci Guilty Absolute
    or CdG Hinoki
  13. Re: Xerjoff Nio vs 40 knots vs heeley sel marin for Mediterranean island

    Amouage Beach Hut Man : not aquatic or salty, but vegetation and woods

    Parfum d'Empire : Corsica Furiosa. Not aquatic either, but Mediterranean herbs to evoke the perfumer's native island.


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  14. Re: Recommend an "Office Friendly" Patchouli

    A single spray of Montale Patchouli Leaves.
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    Re: Your dumb reach for spring/summer?

    The original Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT - bergamot, pine, juniper, with a light and well-behaved leather and patchouli base. An easy wear, and also unexpectedly good in cooler weather. I bought it...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    No. 8 :
    Topnotes - a lot of lavender; almost made me think it was a soliflore/lavender water, maybe a bit smoky.
    That slightly Sartorial uber-shiny/metallic note - violet leaf ?
    Mid : geranium...
  17. Re: I just tested 40 women with one fragrance. Here's what they had to say in 2021

    Those three raccoons would probably give it a positive review.
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    Re: SOTD, etc. Threads

    First I select, apply and wear the scent(s). Towards the end of the day, I usually record my various SOTM/D/A/E/Ns on BN.
    These days, Friday Synch is about the only 'SOTD'-type thread I post in....
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    Synching in MFK Grand Soir this morning. Might go bombastic with Amouage Interlude this evening - such a grey and rainy day needs livening up.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Did you get a honey note ? That would also make an olfactory connection with CdG Parfum (which was in a previous blind sample pass), as well as the clove note, [which I didn't get].
  21. Re: I just tested 52 Women with various fragrances - This is what they said in 2021 - PART 2

    Hilarious
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    I'll be raiding the sample box for something I might wear to the opera or a concert : Boucheron Jaipur pH EdP, TF Amber Absolute, MFK Grand Soir (the obvious choice), Guerlain Heritage,Tauer LADDM....
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Interesting.
    I've never smelled any of the Dior Collection Privee, but checking out the various fragrances in this range, and going by note lists alone (and we can see how not useful those can be),...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample No. 7 - this one was .....odd.
    Opening : citrus (lemon, bitter orange?), mint, lavender.
    Then wood glue [ETA : is this what others identify as camphor, turpentine,resin ?] and plywood, wood...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    No. 6 .
    Opening : bergamot, some kind of citrus. Aniseed/fennel (like Lolita Lempicka). Then menthol/eucalyptus/ a minty note, perhaps geranium.
    The opening made me think of Body Kouros.
    Slightly...
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    Continued the Synch yesterday in Etro Heliotrope (almond pastries with marzipan), and again today in CdG Kyoto (coffee). Both unintentional !
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    Went from Endymion (coffee) as SOTD to LHB EdP (cafe, twilight, almond pastries) as SOTE; no Etro.
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    Will start with Penhaligon's Endymion, which allegedly has a coffee note, and continue with Etro Heliotrope (let us assume this cafe is attached to a bakery that specialises in marzipan). Maybe...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Never even heard of the house of O J Perrin before. Interesting. Nice fragrance ! This is a hugely fun challenge you've set for us, David.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one to pick up an aromatic in...
  30. Re: Bottles....how much do they influence your decision to buy?

    +1 for Emanuel76's vote for Etro bottles and their contents. They fit the hand nicely.

    Likewise the Gucci Guilty range bottles, almost like a hip flask. Shame about the juice - GGA is the only one...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Bavard : glad I wasn't the only one to pick up on this.

    David : Must admit that as I was sampling all of these and making notes, I started to think my nose was not working properly. Good to know...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Sample no 3 : this is familiar; I've smelt something like this before. I'd describe this as an oriental fougere, which is one of my favourite genres.

    Opening had a boozy vibe (probably the...
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    How interesting ! Just goes to show that the amount and method of application can make such a difference to perceptions of a fragrance.
    Perlier is a brand I've only seen as skincare/bath products...
  34. Re: Which fragrance for my girlfriend ?

    Agree with Hermes as a classy, understatedly stylish house - a sample set of various of the Eaux, or perhaps even Twilly which is youthful and pretty straightfoward (ginger, sandalwood, tuberose).
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    Again this week, only one possibility - no choice ! My only ELdO sample at the moment is Like This, which I am not keen on.
    I really should get another sample of Je Suis Un Homme, which is my...
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2021

    Two or more wearings in January



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    Black by Comme des Garçons
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    Re: Your Most Worn January 2021

    Two or more wearings in January



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    Black by Comme des Garçons
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    Re: Men That Wear Mitsouko

    I was fortunate enough to try vintage Mitsouko EdC during one of the blind sample passes here on BN. Immediately struck by similarity to Knize Ten. I concluded that whereas Mitsouko is a floral with...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st January, 2021

    Etro Palais Jamais. Wearing this in winter to see how it performs, as suggested by emanuel76. It's doing well.

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  40. Re: Dirty, rich, deep, dark, musty, moldy, earthy, dusty, murky, gloomy, tenebrous, moody...

    Was the original Etro Messe de Minuit not the answer to this question ?

    Current MdM (to my nose) amps up the chocolate aspects of patch, and the orangey aspect of myrrh, and I am reminded of a...
  41. Re: If you could go back in time and smell the original formulation of ANY fragrance...

    Knize Ten
    Bel Ami
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Iris Silver Mist
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    Hermes Equipage is my only vintage, and I am fortunate enough to have both the 'original' (decant), and the squarer bottle with the magnetic cap. Synched in deep vintage as SOTD (you would enjoy the...
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    In honour of Sunnyfunny's Vintage Classics Day tomorrow, I shall be wearing Hermes Equipage (vintage).
    What do you have in mind ?
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    I have accumulated quite a few samples of fougeres, and aim to write more notes/reviews this month, and finish some off.
    At the same time, I'm unwilling to give up heavier scents just yet - the...
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    Re: UK samples with large range

    In addition to the above

    Les Senteurs
    Perfumista
  46. Re: Purchasing fragrances from abroad to be shipped to the UK post-Brexit

    ParfumDreams (source of Knize Ten etc) : costs have risen
    https://www.parfumdreams.co.uk/Shipping-Costs
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    I'm glad to hear all your accounts of how you waited (for whatever reason) to buy a scent, and are then thrilled with it.
    It is the same for me : I cannot get enough of CdG Black; far better on...
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    Fairly sure that I'll be Synching in Comme des Garcons Black tomorrow.
    I sampled this on card at the Comme boutique in Glasgow a few years back and liked it, but ended up buying Avignon and...
  49. Re: Ongoing Search For A Tomato Leaf Dominant Perfume ?

    Have you tried Corsica Furiosa from Parfum d'Empire ? The green notes get described as tomato leaf, though I've not tried a direct comparison with the tomato plants in my greenhouse, and it didn't...
  50. Re: L'Heure Bleue cheap now: recent EdT vs. EdP?

    I have recent (current) EdP and it seems fine to me. When I was considering buying LHB a couple of years back, EdP was the recommended concentration to go for.
    Batch code on my bottle is 6uo1
  51. Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... January 2021

    Today I am particularly enjoying a scent whose name is as yet unknown to me; part of a current blind sample pass : it appears to combine aspects/notes/accords of many of my darker winter favourites,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th January, 2021

    Hermes Bel Ami.
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    Re: A second round of blind testing...

    Bottle No. 1.
    Projection : skin scent
    Sillage : almost none (couldn't smell it at all when wafting the strip)
    Longevity : vaguely, 30-60 mins, but hangs on for longer on skin. Does it get more...
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    Wearing Tabac Original (stick deo). This smell takes me back. My father, who always wore Old Spice, was given a small bottle of Tabac for Xmas one year by my mother, and refused to wear it. It sat in...
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    Tabac or Quorum for me.
  56. Re: Icy Cold Fragrance That Resembles the Coldness of Winter

    Comme des Garcons Zagorsk (cold snowy landscape with forest : hinoki, violet (metallic-ish)/iris, incense; good longevity, but not massive projection)
    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Glad it's not a redundant purchase for you.
    I own, love, and wear Jacomo deJ, Zagorsk and Black frequently, and find none of them redundant despite some overlaps in mood/style/notes.
    I wonder...
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    SOTD : CdG Zagorsk - hinoki, pine, violet and iris notes make this a chilly olfactory snowscape with forests. It's been below zero all day here, and I was walking in snowy woods this afternoon; the...
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    Poll: Re: Random Perfume Picker

    Guess you could keep trying until it suggests one of your FBs.
  60. Re: Best Gentlemen Fragrance for 55+ year old man?

    Add to the other Hermes suggestions : Equipage. Or Equipage Geranium if you live somewhere with hot summers.
    +1 Penhaligon's Sartorial
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    Has to be CdG Zagorsk, for me, and a most appropriate theme, given the weather here (frost and snow).
    Penhaligon's Juniper Sling might also work (zingy aromatic topnotes), Bottega Veneta pH EdT...
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    Re: Robert Piguet Your Favorites?

    My personal favourite is Casbah, though if you're not into incense, then it probably wouldn't appeal.
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    Re: Share your blind buy statistics!

    Most of my 30 FBs were sampled prior to purchase. Blind buys, which cured me of blind-buying :

    Failures
    Bogart Signature - hated the never-ending lemon top note so much, I returned the scent...
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    I've Synched in a duo of Boucheron Jaipurs : EDT for day, EDP for evening.
  65. Re: 2021 edition: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear

    My first thought was Bentley for Men Intense - and then I scrolled down further and saw your sig. Equipage is a good suggestion.
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux.
  66. Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying... December 2020

    Unum : Io Non Ho Mani... Complex and long-lasting.
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    Re: Most worn in December 2020

    Two or more wearings :



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    Re: Your Most Worn 2020

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    Elixir by Penhaligon's
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    Re: Meditational Hinoki-Type Scent?

    Kyoto for meditative; Zagorsk for the hinoki note.
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    My choices are YSL Body Kouros, or Boucheron Jaipur pH EDT followed by the EDP for evening.
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    @ ifti : TF Anthracite can/could be found on the bay as samples/decants; also a surprising number of CdGs, including Black, if you search specifically.
    In the Before Times, a trip to HoF would have...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Pretty sure you'll enjoy it, looking at your Wardrobe - do let us know your impressions.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2021

    Until January 6th, sticking with December's FB rotation of incense, amber, leather and spice : Avignon, Penhaligon's Elixir, Casbah, Shaal Nur, Etro Ambra, Jaipur pH, Gomma, Knize 10, Jacomo de...
  74. Re: End of 2020: Simple, Classy, Designer

    Seeing as you're in Texas, how about Hermes Equipage Geranium.
    I would suggest Equipage, total classic, which works all year round here in Scotland, but perhaps not for you in summer heat. EG has...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Hey, Ifti ! Good to see you enjoying JdJ. Seasonal greetings, mate !

    ETA : agree with the suggestion above to try TF Noir Anthracite; it's the shiny black coal fire to JdJ's ashy peat.
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    Hmmm, they're pretty close, and if anything I find the opening of JdJ marginally less dry than Black. The clove (is there camphor in cloves ?) note lightens JdJ, and in a weird way recalls the...
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    Re: Similar to dry down of Jacomo

    I'd say the opening of current JdJ is not that harsh, although you do need to enjoy cloves and smoke.
    I find it a very easy wear; one of my favourites.
    'Colourwise' it makes me think of ashy grey...
  78. Re: Best / most loved female fragrances

    Designer
    Hermes Twilly (ginger, tuberose, sandalwood) - very suitable for a mid-20s woman. Fun and youthful. Not one of the run of the mill fruity florals.
    Bottega Veneta EdP (plum, violets, suede)...
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    Re: Christmas Gifts

    Glad to see I'm not the only one gifting myself this season : back-ups of Hermes Equipage and Bel Ami, and a belated birthday present of CdG Black.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Merry Xmas to all who Synch on Fridays.

    Celebrating ComDiva's Cardamom Day, starting with

    Penhaligon's L P No. 9 For Men


    Top NotesBergamot, Orange,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    For ComDiva's Cardamom Day, I'll wear Penhaligon's Elixir, which fortunately/allegedly has a cardamom note - not that I've ever noticed it, I must confess.
  82. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020

    Knize Ten. Perfect on a cold day.
  83. Re: Building a minimalist but situationally diverse wardrobe. Advice?

    Hermes Bel Ami, or Equipage
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    Thank you for putting the coming year's Friday Synchs together, and for keeping us right throughout the year, N.Cal.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th December, 2020

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir
    SOTE : CdG Black
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    SOTD : Penhaligon's Elixir. A favourite at this time of year.

    https://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26129425-8166.jpg
    As it is not yet the actual solstice, and the daylight hours are...
  87. Re: Alternative to Angelique sous la Pluie?

    Piguet Casbah has a significant angelica topnote, for all it is an incense and spices beast.
  88. Re: Is Comme des Garcons still relevant in 2020?

    I found Sugi to be a lemony/citrussy take on cypress. Very refreshing. Haven't sampled it for a while. Kinda medicinal feel to it, in a similar way (not same smell though) to the opening of Gucci...
  89. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Boucheron Jaipur
  90. Re: Is Comme des Garcons still relevant in 2020?

    Can't believe no mention of CdG Black (2013) or Sugi (2013). I enjoy their older Series/releases and would be happy rebuying; but the newer Clash and Rouge have me intrigued too.

    What do you think...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th December, 2020

    Great choice for this time of year !
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    Re: Your favorite Aromatic Fougere

    Jacomo de Jacomo
  93. Re: Recommendations, something beteween ( TDifferentCompany Bois DIris and Prada L'Homme EDT)

    Tom Daxon : Iridium. Iris topnotes; woods and vetiver in the base.
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    Re: Perfume Themed Daily Diary

    re Palais Jamais


    Are your summers hot like a continental climate ? I am in Scotland, where a hot summer's day is 20C, probably with a breeze, and more usually 15-16C. Might account for the...
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    RichMan'sOldSpice seems to have a wide range of scents, from a wide range of houses.

    Looking at his Wardrobe : quite traditional, old-school, barbershop
    Most bottles from one house = Creed...
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    Re: Perfume Themed Daily Diary

    Good to see so much love for the house of Etro in this thread ! Palais Jamais is one I usually wear in summer, but I will get it out of storage and try it now, in cooler weather.
    How did you get on...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    If hednic were to participate in next week's Synch.....
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Etro Ambra on one arm and Etro Shaal Nur on the other, for the night.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Great choice (bit too cold here to join you Synching with this one)




    I do miss The Sartorialist's photos of Italian outfits/fashion.
  100. Re: 2020 is entering the home stretch - what are your top three purchases for the year?

    Not distinguishing between samples, decants or FBs purchased or repurchased this year; just which of those have given me most pleasure to wear in 2020
    CdG Black (decant, soon to become FB)
    Hermes...
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