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  1. Re: Chanel pour Monsieur with short ingredients list - anyone here own(ed) it?

    Don't remember much oakmoss in the old Monsieur, it was pretty mild as I remember. Never felt the need to look for it again....
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    Re: Your 2021 Fragrance Balance

    May not count but -1 on after shave!!! Felt a nice sense of relief tossing it, too much after shave and just don't use it without office days.....
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    Re: Favorite Rose Note?

    Today's is a nice relaxing one - Eau De Cartier Rose Goutte

    But favorites would be Papillon Tobacco and Rose, and Opus 1870
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    Re: What are your favorite Neroli scents?

    +1 to already mentioned Ferrari Bright Neroli, ADP Essenza, and Castille.......... all quite good

    One more no one has mentioned yet is Bulgari Aqua Amara. It's a bit sharp, definitely not...
  5. Re: Flashback: it's 1985. What's your designer top ten?

    Curious if you still have any of them??? Maybe give them a try and see what you think???

    Only mention it as I have a long gap.... when I moved one time I threw everything in a box and after I...
  6. Re: Penhaligon are discontinuing English Fern & Douro

    Pretty sure Douro was one of many in the recent UK unboxed sale, going for around $65-70 for a 100 ml......
  7. Re: SA at Saks (Cartier Brand Ambassador) told me Eau de Cartier has been officially disco'd

    I had sampled vetiver blue and thought it was okay but ran across a deal too good to pass up and bought it. Now I am liking it more and more. I think it was just the "bleu" name and color that...
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    Floris Summer Sale - UK only

    Seems again they are sending me deals for the wrong country!!!

    ...
  9. Re: SA at Saks (Cartier Brand Ambassador) told me Eau de Cartier has been officially disco'd

    Agree with you here. Did she mean just the main one, or the concentree and all the flankers too? I have most of them and got samples of one or two am missing.

    The Zeste is very good if you...
  10. Re: Flashback: it's 1985. What's your designer top ten?

    You got four!!! The rest:

    Jaguar for Men
    Givenchy Xeryus
    ODLR Pour Lui
    Halston I-12
    Perry Ellis
    Grey Flannel

    bonus #11 Bowling Green
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    Re: I peeled the label off of a Creed bottle

    Can't help thinking if you had multiple bottles you could then add one of those old home-made tacky label things on there just to balance out the centuries of Creed history......
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    Re: Lemon fragrance

    Bowling Green
    Eau d'Hadrien (not quite designer but not real expensive)
  13. Re: BEST Lavender (Unisex) Fragrance Recommendations ... ?

    The reference for lavender has to be Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica. Unfortunately it's not easy to find, but usually isn't crazy expensive if you find it.....
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    Re: Olympic Orchids Artisan Perfumes

    Agree on NIght Flyer. I love Salamanca more with each wearing, but find it interesting how different people get different takes on it. You don't get the leather.... I don't get much if any...
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    Re: Dunhill Edition - give it to me straight

    I love the nutmeg!!! Took a look and my bottle has the small I dot on it but it does not say where it was made and the box is long gone. My Dunhill Signature does not have that I and has a tiny...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Agarwood

    Thanks for the early review! Sounds good. Unfortunately I"m not familiar with either of the two you mentioned, I sampled wonderwood but quite a while back and really don't remember it.

    Let us...
  17. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    But $30 to $35 at Fnet depending which discount code you find. Now that's a really good discount!!! It may sell at TJ just because it's not common there.
  18. Re: Lalique Hommage a L'Homme: Any fans of this one?

    Didn't think about the age but maybe that played into it, wore it quite a bit last winter and was very much enjoying it.






    Come on, can't the people that have to spend money to feel good...
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    Re: Which is the best out of these?

    Only know Bentley Azure. Would describe it as a non-standard or slightly uncommon blue aquatic. I generally don't like aquatics, something in the nasty wood drydown or a rotten type of note...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I know in Penhaligon world this is the top unicorn, but have never smelled it. Not going to pay the going rate either way, but just curious if it's that good? Would you rate it as the highest in...
  21. Re: fragrances wardrobe collection... repetitive or redundant scents ? Capucci, Dunhill, ...

    Agreed. And both are nice scents at a modest price in the barbershop genre.....
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Bulgari Aqua Amara. Was outside about 4 hours in the heat. Have worn Aqua a few times recently.... like it, but find you have to smell your arm to notice it. It lasts, but doesn't project. ...
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    Re: Valentino Uomo

    I would say mine's about the same date but don't know when/if any reformulations took place. I would not say it's not a great performer, I find it very average to normal in performance. Not...
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    Re: PerfumeOnline.ca Canada Day Sale

    Late reply here but they had a couple of things I was looking for so used the free shipping and placed an order. Thought it was reasonable shipping time for free and from Canada, but the over...
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    Re: Penhaligons Open Box Sale - UK only

    Thanks for the notice!!! I figured I got emails and just hadn't looked at email or missed them, but checked and have no emails. This is the second or third time no emails from someplace I have...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Agarwood

    Saw that and it looked interesting, but that's still above my blind buy Penhaligon limit. Let us know what you think, there is not much talk about this one yet.....
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I leave a few days and all these things I have more than heard of pop up!!!! First genereuse.... maybe... just maybe.... you can be the second person after me to say good things about it in the...
  28. Re: Vintage Mass Appeal: Yesteryear's Dumb Reaches for Men? What are They?

    Was that you the time I slipped with the Grey Flannel sprayer and did 12 sprays?
  29. Re: If I like Floris & Penhaligons & Geo F. Tumper ( Recommendations Classy British Style )

    Funny, I started to add Dunhill for Men and Edition in original reply but didn't. Also think the current Dunhill for Men is pretty good. It reminds me of the powerhouse era like Paco Rabanne...
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    Re: 'Thin' Sweet Scents?

    Valentino Uomo maybe?

    Or the bizarre genius of Hanae Mori....
  31. Re: 4711 Colognes ( Mandarine, Blood Orange, Lilac, Lemon, Lavender, ... )

    It's mandarine and cardamom...... and blood orange and basil. Interesting though.... I found these too "one-note" kind of things to really be compared to other colognes or as a clone, but it may...
  32. Re: If I like Floris & Penhaligons & Geo F. Tumper ( Recommendations Classy British Style )

    Agree with both No, 89 and Santal as good selections from Floris. Will also mention the "Original Gentlemen's" with the warning that I don't think it is in the directory and it is definitely not...
  33. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    You have had some good finds during the Kohl's changeover, congrats!!!
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    Re: Best designer Aqua

    +3.
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    Re: Help me find Something

    Acqua di Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia has many of those notes
  36. Re: Cartier Declaration - any info on vintage or older bottles?

    I checked mine and it seems to confirm this..... I have Declaration and 3 flankers and all upper and all from 2014 or 2015 oldest one Mar 2014. My Genereuse looks identical to the photo above...
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    Re: How many milliliters you use in a year?

    Scared to ask but what's the category below cheapskate??? Talking retail.... many of my bottles go for that or more at retail, but at purchase price...Long live discounters!!!!. With all the...
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    Re: Krizia vintage thread

    My definite-vintage bottle has 80% on the back....

    Krizia was a regular in the powerhouse rotation in the past and always liked it. Have not worn much in recent times so pulled out the vintage...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    Your first sentence makes this sound very good!! Will have to add it to the list to try sometime....




    Found this interesting as I don't recall the men's version having any fig at all. ...
  40. Re: Tom Ford Fakes Are Becoming Passable - Subject: Tobacco Oud

    Figures.... I was only half joking. I think TF for Men smells pretty good but it goes away really fast on my skin..... If I ever get around to it maybe will put it and some others like that...
  41. Re: Tom Ford Fakes Are Becoming Passable - Subject: Tobacco Oud

    Admit it, you first learned it was a fake because the scent wasn't completely gone in half an hour!!!!!!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2021

    PG Aomassai. Tried this at least once before and liked it, and liking it this time. Seems like one that you will find new facets with additional wearings. It's a riff on the sweet/bitter...
  43. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Score!!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Any summer iris recommendations?

    Perhaps Zegna Acqua di Iris? Some have compared it to the Dior Homme Eau that was mentioned (I haven't had that to comment).....
  45. Re: Violete fragrances for men recommendations

    [QUOTE=jkonick;5482829]Lalique Hommage a L’Homme has a nice violet and fresh-pack-of-cigarettes tobacco accord. /QUOTE]


    Forgot about this one. The tobacco accord is more primary than the...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Halston Z-14
  47. Re: Violete fragrances for men recommendations

    Well you have the reference already, Grey Flannel!!!


    A few more - Eau de Cartier Concentree, Zegna Uomo (I really like this as an office scent), Burberry Touch
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    Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread様ook!

    Well that makes two of us. I didn't even know about the EDP till someone on here said how much better it is, which led me to look for it but it was probably 2 or 3 years till I finally found it in...
  49. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Blind buys are a weird thing as far as what convinces you to pull the trigger. I've been on board with first comment and didn't buy it. Then someone asked me, do I always agree with reviews? ...
  50. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    Except you should keep it at like 10 or 20 if you pull it off every day so you don't run out of new ones!!!!

    Great experience!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Goutal Eau Savante Sud


    Seems this isn't in the directory and next to nothing about it here. This came out of a vintage "box" recently and had not worn for a long time. I thought it was...
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    Re: Scents using natural cedar?

    +2 for Woodcut. it seems very natural but does have other woods than cedar in it. My experience has been some get a caramel note, some get burned sugar, one even got marshmallow..... that note...
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    I'll bet you are right. I now remember reading something how pink pepper was a plant different than expected, and it seems to be in a lot of scents now.

    I still have samples not fully used for...
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    Re: FragranceShop.ca Canada Day Sale

    For anyone not familiar with this retailer.... like me..... you have to add a "the" to the name. It shows it on the part going up and down, which I looked right past for about 5 not founds till I...
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    Re: acqua di parma suggestion

    Seems once again you are first with the news!!!

    Any list of the notes out yet? Some kind of lime, but no idea what that next one is..... looks a little like cranberry but that seems...
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    That's about the only way it lasts more than an hour on me!!!
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    Re: Penhaligons Open Box Sale - UK only

    Sartorial was at just 45 pounds, though that is close to $65 for 100 ml. The US website has it for $160!!!:cry:

    You have a good point about brexit though, I had kind of forgotten about that as...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Unless it's root beer perfume!!!
  59. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    I keep being tempted by this and have seen it from $35 down to 24 also but didn't buy..... Interested to hear any comments on it if you sample at macy's or open it.

    (Didn't know macy's had...
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    Re: Penhaligons Open Box Sale - UK only

    Seems I am very uninformed in this area!!! First became aware of them and bought from the store in London long time back, maybe times or two later in states, then been buying the discount market...
  61. Re: what are your favorite, best immortelle scents?

    This is one of my favorites but had no idea it had immortelle. But again, wouldn't be able to pick it out anyway!
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    Penhaligons Open Box Sale - UK only

    Ok, this one has..... peeved me off. No delivery to US and all the good stuff way cheaper than you can easily find it here. Includes Castille, Blenheim Bouquet, Opus, Lothair, Sartorial,...
  63. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    That's proof the $12 was well spent. Classic.... "It's YOU!!!" :thumbsup:




    Didn't have any specific one was looking for but will check out what they have. Part of the nice thing about...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Good house. Not sure a lot of other vintage fans here so one more is good!!!

    I haven't tried a lot of their recent stuff. They released trade routes line - some of those are nice - and...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    well that's convenient for buyers..... but I must repeat... venmo and cc.....
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    Re: Shining in the heat, today!!!

    Have gone obvious and wore Bulgari Aqua two times in the last week. Both times hot and humid and was outside for several hours. It may be the humidity, but the projection seems to really drop off....
  67. Re: Recommendations, next blind buy ( Elite, Versace L'Homme, Jaguar, Missoni ...)

    Well sounds like you decided already and fast, but will comment anyway....

    I do get that note in Elite sometimes. It seems to be stronger in the vintage than the current but is there in both. ...
  68. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    50 ml for $12.75 is a nice deal for anything wearable let alone good!!!

    I got interested in picking those up after reading about them here, but it's been a total bust the kohl's just don't seem...
  69. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Got both of those but it's been few months back, actually at clearance and a bit cheaper than that. Not sure how they could sell these at original retail, but at $30 or under they are not bad. ...
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    Re: The Monclin!

    Just like those Acqua di Parma's for $10 that turned out to be acqua di gio's, another fragrance dream is shot down....:lolk:
  71. Re: what are your favorite, best immortelle scents?

    I like Sables but find it pretty challenging also. Have never smelled a pure immortelle sample to know what it even smells like. I really don't get the maple syrup thing in Sables.... which I...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Unless in Vegas would almost never have anywhere near 200 in cash in hand...... so couldn't buy that anyway without an ATM run!!!
  73. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Same here. Was glad to finally find few clearance bottles at all, you've got a 4 high rack! None of the ones I was in had the Sephora sign so maybe behind the times and it will show up...
  74. Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. - Vol 4, 2021

    Have been trying the Kohl's looking for the clearance/conversion thing mentioned here with no luck. So was traveling so decided to give a try to other locations and tried two more, a college town...
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    Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread様ook!

    I am a pretty big fan. Granted not much of their output really qualifies as true "mainstream" offerings, but looking at their full catalog it seems except for Eau Du Sud you have been trying...
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    Re: Any of these worth a blind buy?

    I generally don't like the blue/aquatic style of scent and Bentley Azure is wearable.... so I guess that says something positive to the quality of it... But I would expect anyone who has tried or...
  77. Re: Creed empty bottle, boxes and even receipts?

    I figured 100% for fakes.... but the impress people thing does make sense and some people will do lots of stupid things for the sake of image....
  78. Re: NEW: Jean Paul Gaultier - Le M稷e Eau Frache Andr Edition!

    I misread this and for a second there thought it said the "android" edition!!! After reading it's a repeat with different names, who knows, maybe next time the art for an android will be cheaper...
  79. Re: 4711 Colognes ( Mandarine, Blood Orange, Lilac, Lemon, Lavender, ... )

    I have Lemon and Ginger, Pink Pepper and Grapefruit, Blood Orange and Basil White Peach and Coriander, and one more I can't remember. It was a set of the 5 minis, they are like 10 ml small...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Good stuff!!! There's a thread on does JF longevity from a few days back..... I find this one does quite well at least in vintage version....

    If there is info on vintage Floris I haven't found...
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    Re: Best Beach Date-Vacation Fragrance?

    Great suggestion here. All the line is good.... Fico di Amalfi is good for beach, but I might go for Arancia di Capri first....... as stated, check your favorite!!!
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Happy Birthday Bavard!!

    (as it fades depending on time zone...)



    Appreciate your enthusiasm, information, and conversation
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Not to get too technical in a scent forum, but is creosote the stuff or scent that is used in fresh asphalt? Or am I getting my industrial components mixed up??

    There is something great about...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    So much for my hunch...... I like smoky vetiver so that's even more weird it is my least favorite. Maybe the incense overcomes the vetiver for my nose. Next wear will try to pay attention to...
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    Re: How does Floris JF perform?

    I find it pretty close to average, but except in the vintage area I suppose I don't have a lot of "beast mode" scents so "your average may vary"!!!

    Don't have enough experience with any you...
  86. Re: Recommendatons next blind purchase ( Taylor OBS Sandalwood, Bogart Signature, Trussardi Uomo ...

    Generally agree with Motorcade's comments on Jaguar for Men and it's my favorite from your list that I have tried.... have not tried the Taylor OBS Sandalwood. If that is a true sandalwood, then...
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    Re: Best ROSE themed fragrance for men/uni

    Agree with you on both points here. But it's nice enough worth a try to see if comfortable wearing it.....

    My favorites are Opus 1870 - rose is there but not standing above the other notes - and...
  88. Re: Guess the highest ranked fragrances on Basenotes / Fun competition

    How about Bulgari Black???
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    Been trying Zoologist samples on and off. Was expecting more hits based on the original Bat being the introduction. Nothing have really disliked but nothing has really jumped out either, but...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    Sampled this a couple of times. Like it and EN both, but didn't find it wearable, it's one of those I would probably only wear if I knew I was not going out. Maybe my goth-ness has faded to...
  91. Re: Do you wear any 'weird' scents regularly? Got any favorites?

    You beat me to it, Sables was my first thought.

    I sampled black pepper.... cooking a fair share of meat and using lots of pepper.... nothing weird about that as a scent!!!



    Okay I'll join...
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    Re: Your favorite "wet" or aquatic frangrance

    What do you classify as "aquatic" as opposed to water related? I wish that I knew exactly what that note is called that I dislike so much in most fragrances listed as being "aquatic". It is...
  93. Re: What is the Advantage of Sauvage Over Prada Luna Rossa Carbon?

    None........... unless you like the guy in all the ads....
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Great stuff!!! (But aren't all the bottles green??)

    Until you mentioned it in another thread motorcade I had no idea Lalique had anything to do with Jaguar fragrances. I do have one newer...
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    Re: Advice on vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme

    Seems a lot of agreement, 2nd version EDT is quite nice!!! I have not compared all the versions, but have and like 2nd a lot.....
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2021

    Earlier today tried Montale Oriental Flowers. For me, wow is it bad. Reading the notes (Top Notes Bergamot, Rose, Ylang ylang Heart Notes Orris root, Jasmine Base notes Peru balsam) there is...
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    Re: Your favorite "wet" or aquatic frangrance

    I also tend not to like aquatics much with a few exceptions or semi-aquatics. The "most" aquatic scent I can wear is Bulgari Atlantique, but I understand when some find it too "synthetic".... but...
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    Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread様ook!

    Agreed, it's a wonderful house. They don't seem to get a lot of talk on here, maybe because they don't have lots of new scents. But then also not a lot of "they stink" because they have lots of...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Longevity and skin can definitely be weird.... Wearing this and it's going strong past 12 hours.

    Have never tried the Creed. Not sure I can name any classic lavendar scent really, but I'm...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    That box is so cool I totally missed the 4711. Then see the inside and go.... huh... 4711...... Then looked again and there it is in plain sight!!!

    Looks like a good score!!!
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