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    Re: Most worn in November 2020

    Scents worn twice or more in November



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    Shaal Nur by Etro
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    Re: My current top 5 underrated scents

    Hermes Equipage. Most of the house buzz is about Bel Ami (rightly esteemed)
    Hiram Green Hyde. Not as unwearable as it first seems, and not so much talked about now the newness/shock of the BBQ has...
  3. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Etro Ambra, over SOTD Jacomo de Jacomo. Turned out rather well in the drydown.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    December FB rotation of incense, amber, leather and spice : Avignon, Zagorsk, Penhaligon's Elixir, Casbah, Shaal Nur, Etro Ambra, Bottega Veneta, Jaipur pH, Gomma, Knize 10, Jacomo de Jacomo. From...
  5. Re: Christmas in a bottle! Which fragrance and why?

    +1 Eau des Baux - vanilla, spices, benzoin; so cosy.
    +1 current Etro Messe de Minuit, which smells of chocolate (patchouli) and orange (myrrh) to my nose - would it be Xmas witihout a Terry's...
  6. Re: Note you love that many others hate

    Galbanum, costus.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Will be starting with CdG Kyoto (incense+cypress, cedar&teak) or perhaps Zagorsk (incense+hinoki), since the weather will be cold; perhaps Odin 07 Tanoke (frankincense + unspecified woods) later.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I've not yet had a Synch day, and would be honoured.
    Either 'wear a scent with an incense or a heliotrope note; bonus points for a scent with both';
    or 'an artemisia plant family note (artemisia,...
  9. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th November, 2020

    Finished off my sample of Bottega Veneta pH EdT, and oversprayed from the FB.
    I wasn't sure of the longevity/strength of this one until I sprayed from a bottle rather than a spray sample : it's...
  10. Re: Men's fragrances that smell like bug spray

    Depends what you mean by bug spray too.

    Some insect repellents are based on natural ingredients that can smell quite pleasant : citronella, for instance.
    Or in Scotland as a midge repellent, bog...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Thank you for hosting the Friday Synchs again for 2021, NCal ! Much appreciated.

    A few basic thoughts :

    House : Guerlain, Hermes (max chance that people can join in)
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    Nose : Thierry Wasser...
  12. Re: incense! incense! my kingdoom for an incense!

    CdG Zagorsk - snow and forests, and incense.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Today, I ordered a sample of Jasmine Antique, having tried this during the sample pass earlier in the year. Surprised myself, as I would not previously have considered buying a jasmine solifore(ish)....
  14. Poll: Re: Poll: Comme des Garcons incense and woody "outsider" fragrances

    FWIW, Zagorsk is nothing like either Odin 07 Tanoke or Tauer's Incense Extreme, both of which I have and wear. I can't think of anything it is like, other than having that hinoki note in common with...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Continuing today with
    SOTD : Yatagan
    SOTE : CdG Kyoto

    I hadn't noticed how relevant my November rotation was until this week.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Finishing with zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, perhaps
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    Synch so far
    SOTM : Quorum
    SOTA : Ouarzazate
  18. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Back-up of Hermes Equipage
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I might stick to choosing scents that start with those letters, to restrict my choices. Or those in brackets as alternatives.
    Q - Quorum (Equipage)
    X - (Elixir)
    Y - Yatagan (Kyoto)
    Z - Zagorsk...
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    Re: Fragrances that made you cry

    I could imagine it happening with some extreme olfactory memory or flashback, but maybe not linked to a scent; rather the smell of someone beloved, lost.
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    Re: In praise (or not) of pink perfume

    +1 Bottega Veneta. That was my feeling too.
  22. Re: Favourite mens or unisex floral fragrances...

    Knize Ten : floral leather (jasmine etc)
    Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur : Floral leather, violet
  23. Poll: Re: Poll: Comme des Garcons incense and woody "outsider" fragrances

    Hard to choose just three. So : Zagorsk, Ouarzazate and Sugi. If I must.
    Own one, have a decant of another, and have tried the third.

    Zagorsk : evokes snowy, cold forest with some incense. I find...
  24. Poll: Re: Guerlain Heritage VS Hermès Equipage

    Equipage by a long way. It's the perfect semi-formal scent, suitable for so many occasions and wearable most of the year. I find Heritage fusty and too heavy, even the EdT.
    Musing on, I can't...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yup, it's an iris day here too : Hermes Hiris, and now Prada Infusion d'Iris EdP, and probably the IdI Parfum Absolue this evening.
  26. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th November, 2020

    CdG Kyoto
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    I'm heading in the direction of Moon > moonlight > cool/cold > pale > calming > Tranquility.
    Getting in the mood today with CdG Kyoto, and will probably wear something with iris tomorrow : Tom Daxon...
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    Re: A Vetiver For Every Season

    Warm weather : Guerlain Vetiver
    Cooler weather : Etro Vetiver
  29. Re: Gin or similar fragrances ( Rosemary, Juniper Berry, Thyme, aromatich herbs )

    The opening of Juniper Sling is very aromatic and refreshing, but unfortunately the drydown is much sweeter and I find it annoying. Attempts to respray over the top to recall the delightful opening...
  30. Re: Guerlain Vetiver - What's wrong with the new formulation?

    I have found the opening half hour of the most recent (wooden top) version to be slightly harsher and inyerface than the previous (silver top) version. Other than that, they both dry down to the same...
  31. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th November, 2020

    SOTD : Comme de Garcons Ouarzazate, followed very nicely by
    SOTE : Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th November, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (vtg)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th November, 2020

    Knize Ten
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th November, 2020

    CdG Concrete for the Friday Synch : 'Industrial' theme. Smells nothing like any concrete I have mixed or poured. Milky, rosy sandalwood. Hmm.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th November, 2020

    An excellent choice.
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    Great choice !
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    Well, I didn't know that.

    I ended up having a similar 'industrial in name only' Synch : went with a first wearing of a sample of CdG Concrete, which does not smell like any stage of mixing,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    My most obvious choices are Dior Fahrenheit (gasoline), opening my sample of CdG Concrete (for the name if nothing else; ISTR it's actually rose and sandalwood), Etro Heliotrope (fresh emulsion...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th November, 2020

    Papillon Artisan Perfumes : Dryad. An alternative to Yatagan for walking in the woods.

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  40. Re: Niche pine, cypress, coniferous suggestions?

    Going further down the CdG route that rum suggested, Hinoki (some similarities with Zagorsk) or Sugi (lemony cypress) might suit.
  41. Re: Pick One Old School Masculine Fragrance As The Grail!

    Hermes Equipage
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Intended to continue the Synch and make a weekend of it, sampling Lutens De Profundis as my SOTD, but the chrysanthemum note is 'off' to my nose (it should have smelt fresher and spicier to be more...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    November rotation (meandering around leather, forest, incense, vetiver)

    Bottega Veneta EdP
    Knize 10
    GGA
    Yatagan
    Quorum
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    CdG Zagorsk
    Etro Vetiver
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    Just putting this here in retrospect.
    October rotation of vetiver, leather and forest notes: Etro Gomma and Vetiver; Hermes Equipage and Bel Ami; Caron Yatagan; Knize Ten; Jacomo Jacomo de Jacomo;...
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    Re: Most worn in October 2020

    Black by Comme des Garçons 4 wears
    Yatagan by Caron 3 wears
    2 wearings :
    Casbah by Robert Piguet
    Quorum by Antonio Puig
    Anubis by Papillon Artisan...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Continuing the Synch, with SOTD Unum Io Non Ho Mani and SOTE Unum LAVS
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th October, 2020

    SOTD : Gucci Guilty Absolute
    SOTE : Hiram Green Hyde
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    So far, SOTD Gucci Guilty Absolute, and SOTE Hiram Green Hyde.
    Listening to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 'Tender Prey'.
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    Looking forward to tomorrow's Synch, and might carry it on through the weekend. Wearing black. As usual.

    I'm spoilt for choice. So many possibilities, including : a sample of De Profundis (Wilde)...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th October, 2020

    Hermes Equipage (vintage).
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    Re: Evening scent?

    +1 Boucheron Jaipur EdP over EdT for evening use, but both are good. EdT is airier, EdP is plusher.
    L'Occitane Eau des Baux

    Have you tried DHI ? I find it has less iris than Dior Homme EdT.
  52. Re: The house you sampled with the most liked perfumes

    Etro. I like the house 'base', and what they do with aromatics.
    Knize. (largely because they don't have all that many)
    Comme de Garcons , but many I have not tried
    Hermes - far more I've not...
  53. Re: Recdations next purchase ( Bottega Veneta, Fahrenheit,Le Male Essence, Leather Blend )

    Fahrenheit EdT
    Bottega Veneta pour Homme EdT
  54. Re: Other frags like Jaipur Homme Boucheron...

    Etro Shaal Nur. Which also has (apparently) similarities with Shalimar. ETA : I can't stand Habit Rouge, and don't see it as close to Jaipur.
    I own and love both Jaipur and Shaal Nur, and there are...
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    My spirit animal is the seal. I suspect even Zoologist might have difficulty creating a palatable fragrance. Can you even imagine the notes pyramid ?
    I'm relieved to say that my search for a...
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    Re: Best designer Aromatic Fragrance

    To me, 'aromatic' describes a specific kind of herb, including lavender, rosemary, juniper, artemisia, wormwood, etc. Perhaps eucalyptus too.

    On that basis :
    Knize Forest (lavender; fougere)...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th October, 2020

    Piguet Casbah : incense and angelica; building on yesterday's smoke and galbanum (Jacomo de Jacomo)

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  58. Re: Recommend me a full on masculine I should try!

    Current Knize Ten is much more 'wearable' than it was 10 years ago. But you're right, it is still a leather with floral notes. Hence Gomma (with aromatics prominent instead of florals) as a worthy...
  59. Re: Rose and Frankincense for men fragrance search - why is this combination so unusual?

    +1 Heeley Eau Sacree
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    Re: Herbal/aromatic fragrances?

    Yatagan
    Tuscany
    Anatole Lebreton L'Eau de Merzhin (hay meadow + herbs)
    Parfum d'Empire Corsica Furiosa (garrigue-y)
  61. Re: What am I missing? Where have warm, 'ambery' masculine fragrances gone?

    Hermes Equipage and Bel Ami
    ELdO Je Suis Un Homme
    +1 Papillon Anubis
    Unum Io Non Ho Mani
  62. Re: Recommend me a full on masculine I should try!

    Hermes Equipage Geranium, or Equipage
    Etro Gomma, in same vein as Knize Ten, but less floral more aromatic(you do need to like wormwood/artemisia)
    Penhaligon's Sartorial
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Joined in with a decant of the 2018 Fahrenheit EDT this morning; doubling with the Friday Synch thread, which this week is 'panned by the Guide'. Apparently Luca Turin did not rate this wonderful...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    This year, I Synched with a Dior duo : SOTD was Fahrenheit (granted it may not be to everyone's taste, but come on); SOTE is Addict (not really to my taste, but not a reason to diss it).
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    I seem to remember this was a lot of fun in 2019. Think I'll go with Dior Fahrenheit this year.

    Though I could also do Penhaligon's Elixir (cinnamon rose), Halfeti (amber musk) or Endymion,...
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    Re: Top 10 as of now

    Currently, in no order

    Yatagan
    CdG Black
    Equipage
    Bel Ami
    Jacomo de Jacomo
    Etro Gomma
    Etro Vetiver
    Guerlain Vetiver
  67. Re: What's the best "warm blanket" for winter?

    Good call.
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    Re: Your best blind buy ever

    I almost never blind buy FBs, but a couple of calculated risks worked out :
    Etro Shaal Nur : couldn't get a sample, Etro is one of my favourite houses and I like their 'house base', incense is a...
  69. Re: Suggestions for 'edgy' night-time fragrances...

    +1 Papillon Anubis and Tauer's Lonestar Memories
    Hiram Green Hyde (smoke and leather)
    Robert Piguet Casbah (incense and spices)
    Lalique Encre Noire (or EN a l'Extreme) - vetiver (+incense)
    Gucci...
  70. Re: The scent of an alchemist, astrologer or ancient wise man.

    Grimoire
  71. Re: What's the best "warm blanket" for winter?

    L'Occitane Eau des Baux
    Etro Shaal Nur
    Lutens Ambre Sultan
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th October, 2020

    Caron Yatagan. Perfect for autumn outdoors.
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    Thank you. I always think of Lonesome Rider and Lonestar Memories as a pair that go together, though I have no idea whether that was Andy Tauer's intention.
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    Andy Tauer's Lonesome Rider for daytime (was going to segue into Lonestar Memories for the evening, but got sidetracked), in that Texan/cattle country/fictitious cowboy mode.
    Odin New York's 07...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th October, 2020

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

    Caron Yatagan (something about the woods in autumn)
    CdG Black
    Etro Gomma
    Hermes Equipage
    Jacomo de Jacomo
  77. Re: Comme Des Garcons - Rouge (New Release)

    Definitely of interest - I can see (as Darjeeling said) the earthiness and sweetness of a beetroot note working well with those basenotes, especially patchouli, and livened up and lightened by the...
  78. Re: Fahrenheit ... still worth it and which one?

    To my nose, they are not alike. Fahrenheit - leather, petrol+violets etc etc; Ferrari Uomo - leather and opening citrus (lemon), no petrol, no violets.
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    What an array of rose fragrances, many of which I've not heard of before !

    Didn't feel like wearing rose as a main note, but have enjoyed it in a supporting role today for the Synch.
    Started the...
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    Re: Most worn in September 2020

    September : Hermes Bel Ami by a long way





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    Bel Ami by Hermès
    12 wears
  81. Re: CdG Radish Vetiver - calone-soaked soil???

    This combination sounds intriguing, and would likely be my preference out of the Clash Series. Thanks for posting your impressions !
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    Re: Cologne for cowboys

    Echoing suggestions of GGA, Lonestar Memories, Bel Ami, Equipage, Polo, Knize Ten (probably Golden), Fahrenheit, Noir Anthracite.
    If the Tauer is too sweet with its amber, try Hiram Green Hyde which...
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    Re: New Caron: AIMEZ-MOI COMME JE SUIS

    Wonder how it compares to ELdO's Fat Electrician, which includes notes of chestnut and vetiver ? Again, the nutty aspect of vetiver.
    Will be keen to try the Caron when it's available.
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    Change of plan : been synching in ELdO's Fat Electrician all day, and CdG Black now as sotn.
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    In the other hemisphere, autumn is here, so my choice will be the dark, rooty Etro Vetiver, with its licorice note. Perhaps CdG Black in the evening - dark vetiver and all sorts of other darkness.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yesterday : Penhaligon's Elixir to welcome autumn, on a clear, sunny day. Reached the milestone of 100 BN-recorded wearings.
    Today : Etro Palais Jamais, hanging onto summer frags, on a dark, drizzly...
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    Synching today instead, with summery, green Guerlain Vetiver as SOTD, followed by autumnal dark Etro Vetiver as SOTE
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    Re: What Hermes are you still wearing?

    Hermes is one of the most-represented houses in my fragrance wardrobe : classic, understated, wearable

    Equipage is one of my very favourite scents.
    Equipage Geranium I prefer in warmer weather....
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    Given that daylight and darkness are balanced at the Equinox, and that here in the UK we are having a late return of summer, I'm going with 2 scents for this Synch :
    Guerlain Vetiver for the day -...
  90. Re: How do you check the fill level of opaque or solid perfume bottles?

    Anyone tried working out how much remains in their bottle of Jacomo de Jacomo ? Of course I should have weighed it before use.
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    Re: Autumn In a Bottle

    Caron Yatagan : walking through woods in autumn.
    Lalique Encre Noire, as the nights draw in.
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    Re: Male animalistic chypre

    Bel Ami Vetiver has a deeper hum than Bel Ami (like a castoreum note).
    +1 Salome

    Bogart One Man Show, perhaps.
  93. Re: Blind Sample Pass with IsoESuperman as Host

    Following this thread with interest (can't wait for the reveal at the end) - I find civet can have the effect of making a scent smell 'glossy' or shiny, and I wonder whether that might be behind your...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th September, 2020

    Hermes Bel Ami
  95. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Play-doh : seems often used as shorthand for a kind of cherry almondy note with rubbery, plastic-y undertones
    Doll-head : similar, often shorthand for almondy heliotrope note.
    Vicks (vapo-rub) :...
  96. Re: Parfum D’Empire: Reviews and Discussion

    Thanks for the suggestion, hednic - I'll try an extra spray next time I sample them.

    ETA : but I concur with PallasMoncrieff's view in post 21
  97. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

    What is your opinion of it ?
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    Re: A happy mistake

    Yes.

    Enjoy the samples, they're all good. Which you will prefer is a matter of personal taste.
    EN/ENE, I find very alike in the drydown; I own EN. I enjoy the weightless, almost transparent...
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    Late to this week's Synch, wearing Puig Quorum for the pine and woodsy notes.

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    Re: JPG ultra male

    Have we not been here before ?
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