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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've just put on some Yatagan. It's a rush.
  2. Re: Perfumery and the existence of a 'masterpiece'.

    I hate it when this happens to me.
  3. Re: Perfumery and the existence of a 'masterpiece'.

    Can someone consider something a masterpiece, a holy grail, and overrated?
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Movin' Out by Billy Joel

    Encore cafe (more coffee)

    Chypre-Siam

    Today's bonus track is Irreplacable by Beyonce - another song about moving out. It's an emotional theme, big break ups....
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Eight of my 10 selections are SO approved. As long as Elie Saab Vetiver is in there, she's happy. (I only spray Chypre-Siam after she leaves for the day.)

    The little guy tried some Antaeus the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage No. 19 parfum? It sounds like a date date.
  7. Re: Perfumery and the existence of a 'masterpiece'.

    It's a tricky term, masterpiece, that seems to rule out the possibility of blind luck. I feel like I might need the backstory on a fragrance to help justify the claim.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    Family Affair by Sly and the Family Stone

    Un peu de cafe (a spot of coffee)

    Chypre-Siam
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    Re: The Sandalwood Game Proposal & Entries

    And answered in style. That's the power of well-placed question.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Redundancies. Wow. Box 'em up, ship 'em out. When there's no spark of joy, what option do you have?
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    Re: The Sandalwood Game Proposal & Entries

    Fun updates!





    I was just bringing my love muffin up to speed on the thread, and she said that a "Hang in there" hanging cat meme could also work here.
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    Re: The Sandalwood Game Proposal & Entries

    I had the same question when I read the rules, and I inferred that yes, you can. For my part, at least, I would not not try your A and B just because you did not have a C.

    Is it around 20 people...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It is light. Really light. One of the weakest I have. Even in vintage. But it's worth it. It lasts four hours on a good day. Lavender seems to work well for the evenings - some people spray their...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I'm expanding for November. I've had a few wearings of the (1) new Egoiste, and I like it, but I haven't made a deep bond yet. I had to bring back (2) Bijan for Men because I missed it too much.
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  15. Re: What’s in the back of your collection waiting to get out and see the world?

    Not used during 2020: Patou Pour Homme Prive and Chanel Bois Noir. I might have accidentally bought more perfume than I can use.
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    Re: Hyped up fragrances by Youtubers you fell for?

    You are preaching to the choir here. I posted comments along these lines fairly regularly when I started on here. Posing questions slightly differently, hoping for insights. Are people just claiming...
  17. Thread: Vintage Bijan

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    Re: Vintage Bijan

    That was nice to read. I need to squeeze it into November.
  18. Thread: Bel Ami

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    Re: Bel Ami

    Coromandel and 1740 Marquis de Sade are two of the strongest fragrances I've tried. I like Bel Ami, but it's not necessarily a 24-hour fragrance on skin like those two.

    You might like Jacques...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th October, 2020

    My scent of the day is J'Adore edp Infinissime, from a sample. I like it, but anything with tuberose gets a vote of no confidence here.
  20. Re: What do most (non-fraghead) women think of guys who collect perfumes?

    My significant other is into it, but she says that for other people, absolutely yes, they think it's strange.

    What's your boyfriend into? Collecting perfume?? Don't men wear cologne?
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I know the feeling.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    When he's feeling the pressure, and getting tired, something like flash cards might work better than a 1000-page text, poor little guy.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I was just looking at your wardrobe, and it is huge. I've just put on some old Polo, which I see you have, which is in the ballpark, I think - driven by the good stuff. Wearing Dune Pour Homme...
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    Re: Three ways I smell perfumes

    I have two. A light application or a heavy application where I get some perfume on clothing.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Happy to do it. That is my favorite for moment. Today, I switched it up but stayed in the same house with Dune Pour Homme. I'm so much more into Jules, but I'm experimenting with this different...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My vintage-ish scent of the day is Jules from a clear, ribbed glass bottle believed to be from 2003. It is hitting the spot. As of now, I feel like it is my favorite perfume of all time and destined...
  27. Re: Falling in love with discontinued fragrances....

    I did, but I couldn’t use it sealed.
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    Re: List and rate the tobacco frags you've worn

    The only one that comes to mind is Derviche. Havana doesn't smell like tobacco to me.
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    Poll: Re: New Game Poll: striking while hot part two

    The signup thread is here:

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/481870-The-Sandalwood-Game-Proposal-amp-Entries
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    Re: Dior Dune vs. Dior Jules

    I found a bottle priced to move. I'm trying it now (Dune Pour Homme). Also, the person I live with likes everything by Dior (unless it's heavy on vanilla).

    Now I can see that the thread title is...
  31. Re: Two different bottom stickers on vintage Obsession ?

    My guess is that the top label is authentic, but older, which can be nice. Having a couple versions doubles the fun.
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    Re: Vintage Chanel Bois Des Iles

    The stripes on the box mean old, as far as I know. I'm not sure how old. That is the kind of thing I consider a good investment. I've tried a few different versions of Bois des Iles: vintage edt and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's transitioning now.
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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    Top Basenoting, drseid!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My vintage scent of the day is Givenchy Gentleman. It has been over an hour and it has not come to the good part yet. As I'm typing, it's starting to. It has been a slow developer today. It might be...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thank you, yes, I've totally scored.



    A viceversa bottle is the coolest of the cool. Love that. I tend to be a spray guy with that one.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'm wearing Jules, which has been having a good week. It gets so good in the base, it's hard to switch. I'm rotating through these two. The subtle differences increase the overall effect.

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  38. Re: Falling in love with discontinued fragrances....

    You can think about the phase after you get the bottle, and how rarely you'll wear it.

    You can stock up on a few favorites so that getting new bottles has less appeal - are you really going to...
  39. Re: The legitimacy of YouTube fragrance review channels

    If it’s a cause worth fighting, you could do reviews of reviewers. Make your own station for it.

    You could try to start an association of non-biased reviewers.

    But how it could be a cause worth...
  40. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    This seems like something that should autocorrect to “geek.”

    The question about why reformulations never improve a scent is a tough one. It’s a matter of taste. I would love to be able to list...
  41. Re: The legitimacy of YouTube fragrance review channels

    Some things are easier to ignore than others. I agree that it’s a powerful technique, directing focus. I tend to agree with JJ that this is a no-brainer / perfect place to use the approach.
  42. Re: you have $300..do you buy 1 niche or 5-10 designer fragrances?

    Here's what I'm finding on eBay:

    1. Havana - $20
    2. Tuscany - $40
    3. Santos - $75
    4. Bijan for Men - $35
    5. Ho Hang Club - $55
    6. Versace L'Homme - $50
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    Re: Is DHI worth it even if you dont like it?

    Excellent question. The answer, for me, is no. But the collector mindset can be so intense, I get that it’s a question.
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    Re: Dior Dune vs. Dior Jules

    I’ve ordered a bottle of Dune Pour Homme. I became curious and the bottles aren’t expensive. And my significant other and I like almost everything from Dior.
  45. Re: Paper for those who go on evidence, and who take failed predictions as showing erroneous theory

    I got good laughs from this thread. Thank you posters!
  46. Re: The legitimacy of YouTube fragrance review channels

    I appreciate the humor, you generous souls sharing some.
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    In this case, the original poster was clear that post counts don’t qualify. If he made a thread about favorite edt’s and people kept posting their favorite edp’s, it might feel similar.
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    Re: Aldehydes, So-Called (SMILES)

    Some people have reported this thread for being upsetting. For anyone getting this feeling, it might help to avoid the thread altogether.
  49. Re: Love It, Like It or Indifferent...a wardrobe review

    Because four bottles is plenty for a wardrobe, and because I've identified four classics that I'm a fan of, I'm going with Love:

    Dior Homme (2005);
    Egoiste;
    Fahrenheit; and
    Polo.

    If we're...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I'm leading with perfume this morning, Ho Hang Club.

    Which inspired the song, Falling in Love Again by Billie Holiday.

    Enjoyed over a bottomless cup of coffee.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    For a song, I'm listening to Irreplaceable by Beyonce. It helps keep me motivated for work - I've trained my replacements. There's a clear path without me.

    For drinks, I've been double fisting...
  52. Re: Searching For Two Scents: Dry Cleaned Sweater & Chloraseptic

    The opening of Derviche is out there. I think it works.
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    Re: Dior Dune vs. Dior Jules

    I've tried Dune, but not Dune Pour Homme. Dune is a big amber, as I recall.

    There are some great snippets on Jules upthread.

    The base of Jules is one of my favorite things, but it's an...
  54. Re: Searching For Two Scents: Dry Cleaned Sweater & Chloraseptic

    For the sweater, I would go with Coco.

    For chloraseptic, I can't think of anything. It would be an odd effect in a perfume, and I can't think of anything like it. For an example of something crazy...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Because you haven't been posting.

    I'm in non-vintage Egoiste this morning, and it is hitting the spot.

    My significant other went with Dior Ambre Nuit this morning, and it is always so...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    That should be a head turner.
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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    1. Givenchy Gentleman
    2. Jules
    3. Bijan for Men
    4. Chanel Pour Monsieur
    5. Antaeus
    6. Bel Ami
    7. Ho Hang Club
    8. Moschino Pour Homme
    9. Versace L'Homme
    10. Polo
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    The name makes it sound like it's their first men's release. They make unoriginal stuff also, I would assume: flankers, reformulations.
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    Re: A perfume opening

    Anecdotally, I hear aldehydes can have a nice effect.
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    Re: A perfume opening

    It'd be cool if someone posted a link. Maybe some pros and cons of the offering, etc.

    If someone wants to post about their own stuff, it seems like the shameless self promotion part of the forum...
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    Re: A perfume opening

    Here's the section from the code of conduct on advertising. It can be open to interpretation - I don't agree with every report - but there was a post in here that I deleted (and some follow-ups):
    ...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I love reading when somebody is enjoying his perfume. The packaging for that mini is nice. I don't know the fragrance, but I already like it.

    Are you familiar with the acronym in the name, version...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I’ve ordered from that seller in France a couple times (Egoiste Concentree and Havana - update, it was Tuscany not Havana).

    My scent of the day is Polo. Warner, if you must know. The cologne. From...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Get this one right, my friend. I'm there for you either way, but I hope you do the right thing.

    Silip got me onto Mouchoir de Monsieur. And then it was a big hit here at the house. And now you and...
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    Re: New game proposal

    That's just perfumers getting their game on. And the part C sandalwood base thing was a serious wild card. Nobody saw it coming. The option to do either/or should be the relief valve the situation...
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    Re: New game proposal

    That's what I keep hearing. Having a second part to the game has made it so interesting already.
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    Re: New game proposal

    My experience is with "natural" perfumeries (Aftelier, Providence Perfume Co.) that sell some perfumes that don't smell natural, and my understanding is that the issue is caused by isolates that no...
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    Re: New game proposal

    That all sounds right. Now what can we say about natural isolates smelling unnatural?
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    Re: New game proposal

    I'm following the conversation. What's the right word then? I agree in concept, but I also know the definition of synthetic in chemisty texts. Semantics aside, Colonel Hugg's point makes sense to me....
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    Re: Mister Guerlain: What happened to him

    The concern would be getting into a situation where someone airs a moderator grievance. Then all hell would break loose: private messaging about the code of conduct, a series of bans caused by...
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    Re: The Sandalwood Game Proposal & Entries

    I think this is going to be good.
  72. Re: Do you expect older, reformulated fragrances to be better in the future?

    It's already happening, I think. As good as vintage is a tall order, but I think a well-restored classic can be 95% the same, and can be even better. I'm into several, and the ones I own are Egoiste...
  73. Re: The sexiest most sophisticated head turning scent on a woman

    I love the approach of counting your final days. I'm right there. I kept thinking of Coromandel while I was reading. It's opulent. Do you like opulent?

    It sort of smells like vanilla to me, but...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Hear hear.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Alright, this is going in the queue. I'm getting Bijan FOMO over here.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    When I signed up for Basenotes, I'm fairly sure I had never even heard of Givenchy Gentleman, and now it's probably my top rec.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I started the day in Chanel for Men, on skin only, planning for a multi-scent day. I added Bel Ami a couple hours later, which brings us to now.

    Bel Ami won out to pair with Chanel for Men (i.e.,...
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    Re: perfume filtration and fining

    There was a thread about this recently. You might be able to preserve volatile top notes better with a filter syringe.

    I think using activated carbon on some ingredient purifications could work....
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    You can take me off the list. I am not an overseas perfume shipper at the moment, and I'm more than happy to get samples from Manny that I can hold onto.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have. I was so curious after reading comments like yours about how nice it is that I got a bottle. Another super nice cap! I like it a lot. It has more of a pissy, floral vibe, which I like. I have...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I have both bottles out for display at the moment. This morning, I went with the brown bottle. It's a nice, smooth version from the mid 90s.

    I get into Jules quite a bit - it's a top-15 most-worn...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Christian Dior Jules is my scent of the day this Sunday, which is said to be a fun day.

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  83. Re: What makes you feel you always need a new fragrance?

    I'm mostly satisfied with my collection. Curiosity can get the better of me. I'm curious to try Givenchy Vetyver.
  84. Re: How would you rank your top three fragrances from this list?

    1. Antaeus
    2. Fahrenheit, I guess, but a somewhat distant second
    3. Equipage

    Last would be 1725. I dislike that one.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Now that's an endorsement. Wow. The hype train has left the station. Two days in a row? It sounds like the incense-y sandalwood and vanilla have got you hooked.
  86. Re: Has the virus and its social-distancing restrictions made your perfume choice change?

    Do you have any issue that you've noticed with olfactory fatigue with heavier wearing? For me, that can happen with some but not most fragrances.
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    Re: The importance of samples and decants

    I’ve used Decant Shop, Surrender to Chance, and others. I’ve also done a bunch of decant swapping.

    I get saturated with sampling sometimes, like now, and stick to bottles.
  88. Re: Has the virus and its social-distancing restrictions made your perfume choice change?

    I’ve worked from home for years. Perfume was a small factor. I had gotten into sampling, and I was pushing the envelope wearing four fragrances to the office.
  89. Re: Is owning ADP Colonia AND Chanel PM EDT a duplication?

    They’re fairly different from what I remember of Acqua di Parma Colonia. I remember it maybe being between Chanel Pour Monsieur and Chanel Eau de Cologne. I think Chanel Pour Monsieur would be good...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Super interesting that you want ThrilledChilled to have a different bottle type. How would you describe your overall goal for his collection?
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    Re: Vintage Cartier Santos

    Vintage Santos has carved out a niche as my bedtime fragrance, the 30-ml dab bottle.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I like a deep think on causation.

    Take Bel Ami. It's my scent of the day. Why, though? Where to even start? I will say that work is too stressful right now for sampling, so that narrowed it down.
  93. Re: The legitimacy of YouTube fragrance review channels

    This video is good. Legitimate, in my opinion.
  94. Re: who else doesn't care about compliments? (and never gets any)

    I care. I get a few.

    I also care when someone doesn't like my perfume.

    Part of the fun for me is promoting good ambience, and "You smell amazing!" works better than "I don't like that one."
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    Re: Posts being "updated"

    I think the setting is intentional - I'm not sure. In any case, Aero58 has posted his shave of the day, so the thread is back.
  96. Re: Building Autumn - Winter wardrobe, tips, advices....

    I would keep wearing top favorites and add Bel Ami, Santos, or Antaeus.
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    Re: Posts being "updated"

    Which forum? It might be different in different parts of the site, I'm not sure.
  98. Re: Is La nuit de l'homme suitable for an 18 year old

    It seems age appropriate. I liked it for a while, then I suddenly disliked it, quite a bit, and gave it away.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yes. That’s a good one, Givenchy Gentleman. Two bottles could do because it is super strong. An excellent value. It depends on your age, also, of course. Ah, yes, a ‘74 baby it would seem. Two could...
  100. Re: The legitimacy of YouTube fragrance review channels

    It's hard to see a down side to this approach.
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