Best perfumes of 2015

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The seasons are changing and it’s officially time to update your signature scent. It’s a perfume jungle out there and whether you’re looking for the perfect fragrance for your wife, girlfriend, mom…or you’re just looking for something fresh and new for yourself, we’ve got you covered. Check out our picks for some of the best-selling perfumes this season, including a few all natural options for all the “synthetic” haters out there. What we like best about the options below, is that these can carry you from winter into spring. Plus, check out our favorite travel size perfume rollerballs and atomizers too!

Chanel ‘Chance’ Spray Perfume – Check The Price Here

Fresh, light, fruity, and intoxicating. One of the best coming from Chanel in recent time and one of the best perfumes when transitioning your scent from winter to spring.

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Burberry Brit Eau de Parfum – Check The Price Here

A fresh, green-oriental blend of lush fruits, sweet nutty essences, soothing amber, vanilla, and Tonka bean.

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Hermes ’24 Faubourg’ Perfume for Women – Check The Price Here

Top notes of white flowers, with plentiful woods, warm vanilla & ambergris. A classy, earthy scent with great staying power.

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Flowerbomb Fragrance by ViktorRolf – Check the Price Here

This popular mainstay still remains a winner. Light notes of jasmine, rose, cattleya orchid and patchouli.

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Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Perfume – Check The Price Here

Perfect for almost any time of year, this perfume has wonderful notes of bergamot, sea salt, white musk, sage, and driftwood.

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Thierry Mugler Angel Perfume – Check The Price Here

An oldie, but a goodie, Angel has one of the most distinctive scents out of almost any perfume on the market. It’s easy to pick it up out of a crowd thanks to beautiful notes of bergamot, vanilla, warm caramel, and honey.

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Yves Saint Laurent ‘Black Opium’ Perfume – Check The Price Here

One of the best-sellers at Sephora, Black Opium has tantalizing scents and notes of mandarin, spicy pink pepper, vanilla, coffee and cedarwood.

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Versace ‘Bright Crystal’ Perfume – Check The Price Here

We’re obsessed with the bottle as much as we are the scent. A bit on the lighter side, which makes it great for those spring days when it’s beautiful outside, this one has notes of: peony, magnolia, lotus flower, and iced accord.

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Creed Silver Mountain Water Fragrance – Check The Price Here

Green and clean, this is one of Creed’s best sellers. A fresh blend of sweet blackcurrants, green tea, bergamot and sandalwood.

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Chanel ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ Perfume – Check The Price Here

A warm floral, with notes of orange, patchouli, and Turkish Rose.

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Tom Ford Private Blend Santal Blush Eau de Parfum – Check The Price Here

Characterized as a spicy wood oriental, this scent has notes of cinnamon bark oil, Australian sandalwood, cumin seed oil, and ylang-ylang.

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Tom Ford ‘Black Orchid’ Perfume – Check The Price Here

Another from Tom Ford that made our list this season as it seamlessly mixes delicious notes of bergamot, citrus accord, gardenia, vanilla, and orchid spicy floral accord.

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Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Cologne – Check The Price Here

A wonderful mix of peonies, red apple, jasmine, rose and gillyflower, all mingling with blush suede. This perfume is on the softer side of our favorite seasonal scents, but still a perfect addition to your collection of scents. It’s also one of their best sellers.

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Skylar Willow Eau de Toilette – Check The Price Here

Earthy, warm and woody, this scent blends notes of willow, pine resin, and heliotrope.

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Tom Ford Private Blend Cafe Rose Eau de Parfum – Check The Price Here


Perfect for rose lovers, this fragrance blends notes of incense resin, sandalwood and patchouli.

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Kiehls Musk Eau de Toilette Spray – Check The Price Here

A mix of citrus and floral, drying down to a warm, finish of tonka nut, white patchouli and musk

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Maison Margiela Replica Coffee Break – Check The Price Here

Top notes of coffee, red apple, and lemon essence blend with lavender essence, sandalwood and cedarwood.

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Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume – Check The Price Here

Ladies who hate “perfumey” perfume, rejoice! A single note of Cetalox can be worn as is, or layered with your favorite.

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CLEAN Reserve Sueded Oud – Check The Price Here

Warm, spicy and well…clean! A mix of oud, Bushman Candle, and Skin Musk. Can be layered with other Clean fragrances (We’re looking at you, Rain).

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Berdoues Assam Of India – Check The Price Here

Earth and woody, Assam of India combines citrus from Menton, Indian Tea and the sensual scent of sandalwood.

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How to choose the best perfume according to the season of the year

Choosing the right perfume for you, that personal scent that will distinguish you from the others and make you feel special and unique is not a simple job. Except for your personal taste, of course, there are several other things to consider, as well when choosing a perfume.

Season is one of them. You probably know that temperature has a big impact on the way a perfume is perceived. Hot weather, for example, intensifies the fragrance notes, while cold weather makes it more difficult for them to evaporate. This makes it very important for you to make the right decision when choosing a perfume to wear in the different seasons.

If you want to truly impress people around you, you should carefully choose your scents according to the season you are wearing them in. Just like you won’t look your best if you wear your summer clothes in winter, for example, wearing a perfume that’s more appropriate for a hot summer’s day on Christmas will most probably be considered bad taste for those around you. If you have a separate personally favorite perfume for each season, you’ll show both class and a sense of detail that will surely not go unnoticed.

Here are our tips and suggestions for perfumes to wear in the different seasons:

Spring

Fragrance family: greens

Spring is all about freshness, innocence, happiness, and blooms. It is a time when temperatures rise and the degree of your good mood rises as well with them. Enhance this feeling with the right fragrance! The perfume notes that go best with spring are crisp, light, and fresh – like mint, basil, orange blossom, etc.

Here are our picks for spring:

  • Karl Lagerfeld EDT for men
  • Calvin Klein Beauty EDP for women

Summer

Fragrance family: floral

Summer is the season of ripe fruits, vacations, and hot weather. It is a time we all think about the sea and the long hot summer nights out. Choose fresher and cooler fragrances to get the best contrast with the hot weather. Summer perfumes should also be applied lightly as their scent is much stronger due to the high temperatures. Famous summer notes are bergamot, rose, jasmine, mimosa, orange blossoms, etc.

Here are our picks for summer:

  • Lanvin Eclat D’Arpege Pour Homme EDT for men
  • Dolce&Gabbana Dolce EDP for women

Fall

Fragrance family: wood

With fall come the cooler temperatures and we finally have some time to take a rest from all the summer’s hustle and bustle. It brings with it the tranquility we need to prepare for the colder weather and the great holidays that are ahead of us. Just like fall is the season that’s best for an unpretentious walk in the park where you can enjoy the falling leaves, it is wood notes that make the best fragrance companion both for men and for women in this season. The notes that go best with our fall mood are warm and musky, like patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, amber, oakmoss, etc.

Here are our picks for fall:

  • Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme EDT for men
  • Carolina Herrera 212 VIP Rose EDP for women

Winter

Fragrance family: oriental

Winter is that time of the year that you either love or hate. No matter which type you are, you should know that winter is perfumes’ most favorite season. Why? Because the cold temperatures give all those delicate and sophisticated notes the necessary time they need in order to fully express themselves. The lack of colors and activities, on the other hand, let fragrances get the place they deserve as your olfaction is not distracted by the outside smells and can be concentrated on the fabulous exotic oriental scents that are both strong and warm. The best winter perfume notes are vanilla, cinnamon, incense, amber, spices, etc.

Here are our picks for winter:

  • Paco Rabanne Invictus EDT for men
  • Thierry Mugler Alien EDP for women

Do you have a favorite perfume for each season? Share your picks with us in the comments below!

Winter time is fast approaching and for most of the country, it is basically here already. With the change in the season, so to comes a change in the fashion, including fragrance. The cold weather allows for certain colognes to project better in the dry and crisp air instead of getting bogged down in the summer’s humidity. With that being said, I wanted to present a list of some of my favorite colognes to break out during the freezing cold months. I have linked out each to their page on fragrancenet.com and included a link to my review of each (if done) and have indicated which colognes has a sample size available. Check out the top Spring scents for guys 2015, here!

Yves Saint Laurent Body Kouros for Men, Eau De Toilette, 3.3 Fluid Ounce
A sweet cologne with a spicy kick to it. Kouros Body is not a heavy fragrance but one that performs very well in the cold weather. Eucalyptus and incense are two of its notes that give it its beautiful aroma. My review.

Bvlgari By Bvlgari For Men Eau-de-toilette Spray, 3.4 Ounce
A very nice designer fragrance, which is moderate and balanced enough for daily use.

Armani Code By Giorgio Armani For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 4.2 Oz.
A sharp, classy, and masculine entry from Armani. Almost as popular as Acqua di Gio but a more refine and mature fragrance. Best Armani Fragrances and My Review of Code

BURBERRY London for Men Eau de Toilette, 3.3 fl. oz
London is a more woodsy type of scent, though, it does have undertones of spice which projects amazingly on a cold day. London is easily one of my favorite Burberry colognes. My review of London

Dirty English– This is a fantastic option for guys who are on a budget and want a cologne that isn’t ambiguous but wholly masculine. Dirty English has a great energy to it and is a fragrance that really pops. Dirty English review.

Dior Homme By Christian Dior For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.4 Ounces
Dior is an expensive scent but one that spells class all the way. It is a moderate scent in that it isn’t overpowering but has an underlying energy and elegance about it. Classiest cologne?

L’homme Yves Saint Laurent By Yves Saint Laurent For Men. Eau De Toilette Spray 3.3-Ounces
A great everyday wear for the man who carries himself with a sense of confidence and maturity. It is a moderate fragrance that works well from the boardroom to an evening spent out. L’Homme Review

Joop Pour Homme Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 4.2 Fluid Ounce
An inexpensive choice for guys. This one performs well, especially in the nightlife. Joop! has a sweet spiciness that settles into an almost powdery scent. Read my review here.

Versace Eros Eau de Toilette Spray for Men, 3.4 Fluid Ounce
A warm and sensual scent from Versace. This one has a layered richness to it with hints of vanilla and cocoa to it. A rather strong fragrance, so don’t overdo Eros. Read my review

During the winter, there’s no shortage of events to attend, from office parties to romantic nights out to family gatherings and of course the biggest night out of the year, New Year’s Eve. This involves big decisions in terms of what fragrance to wear to enhance your style.

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We’ve done a lot of sniffing around to help you in this endeavor. While we’ve categorized them by specific events, many of these recommendations can be worn for the various get-togethers you have been invited to.

Remember during the winter, the colder weather means our nose is less sensitive to smells — it’s time to put away the light aquatic and summer citrus colognes and bring out the warm, spicy fragrances.

Fragrances smell different in the winter than they do in the summer, that’s why it’s important for you to adjust your fragrances seasonally. Every guy knows that fresh, beachy smell isn’t quite right when there’s snow on the ground, but what sort of fragrance is right for the cold?

Winter colognes tend to be a little bit heavier, without smelling overbearing and will often smell a little bit spicy. If you’re struggling to make an educated fragrance choice for this winter, here are our top picks for best men’s winter cologne.

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Over-All Favorite: Best Winter Cologne

Acqua Di Parma Sandalo EDP

The Italian niche brand launched its latest collection, Signatures of the Sun, in 2019. Consisting of a mix of 10 re-releases and new releases, Sandalo gets our vote for its ultra-smoothness. And you don’t have to be sandalwood connoisseur to appreciate its refinement.

It opens with the typical citrus vibe the company is famous for, with notes of bergamot, lemon, orange, and petitgrain creating a warm Mediterranean mood. Lavender and cardamom keep it clean and spicy.

The best variety of sandalwood, Mysore, has been sourced from India and its creaminess is seductive and sensual in the dry down. Notes of amber and tonka bean round off the scent.

Best Budget Winter Cologne

Bentley For Men Black Edition EDP

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Bentley has produced top-notch scents since its debut in 2013, including Bentley for Men Intense and Bentley for Men Absolute. They’re also surprisingly budget-friendly.

Launched in 2018, Bentley for Men Black Edition strikes a nifty balance between the sweet, the spicy and the woody.

Notes of tangerine, pink pepper, and nutmeg define the sophisticated opening. The heart goes in a woody and earthy direction with patchouli, cedar and papyrus notes in play.

The rich sweetness of tobacco unfolds in the dry down, with incense and moss adding to the spicy oriental mix.

Work & Office Parties

Nasomatto Baraonda Extrait De Parfum

Perfumer: Alessandro Gualtieri

We wouldn’t normally recommend smelling heavily of booze, even at an end-of-year office party. But then Baraonda isn’t your ordinary boozy scent. Launched in 2016, it’s one of the best whiskey-themed fragrances you’ll find on the market.

Its creator, Alessandro Gualtieri, isn’t one for listed notes. But we like to think we’ve managed to sniff out what’s what in this beauty.

It opens with the unmistakable waft of the finest whiskey. Rich and sensual, it’s complemented by woody and musky notes, which add to its depth. A hint of rose is discernible in the background, while ambroxan gives it impressive longevity.

It’s an extrait de parfum, so spray lightly when you apply it.

Roja Parfums Reckless Parfum

Perfumer: Roja Dove

Born in England, perfumer Roja Dove is highly respected for his creativity and insistence on only working with the best ingredients. He founded his own company, Roja Parfums, in 2004, after working for Guerlain for many years.

His perfumes are known for their opulence and complexity (with a price tag to match), and Reckless is no exception.

Its opening is all about spicy and herbal freshness, courtesy of notes of lemon, bergamot, artemisia and bay leaf. Cinnamon, black pepper, ginger and cardamom build on the spiciness and warmth of the bay leaf. They are paired with woody notes of cypress and cedar.

The base notes of oakmoss, labdanum and frankincense are given a soft and sensual treatment.

Date Night or Romantic Night Out

Penhaligon’s The Uncompromising Sohan EDP

Penhaligon’s is an authentic British heritage brand and has been producing classic scents since its founding in the 1870s by William Penhaligon.

Launched in 2016, its Portraits collection is a humorous take on the idea of the fragrance family, with an assortment of releases named after delightful characters, including The Impudent Cousin Matthew, Mr Harrod and Monsieur Beauregard.

We love this EDP for its big, bold and powdery rose opening, with spicy pink pepper in the background. We don’t pick up much of the listed vetiver, but all is forgiven when the dynamic between the rose and Laotian oud in the dry down is so gorgeous. Sandalwood adds to the oriental mood.

Diptyque Volutes EDP

Perfumer: Fabrice Pellegrin

Whether you’re a smoker or not, there’s something super seductive about the smell of tobacco. Launched by the Paris-based niche fragrance brand in 2012, Volutes is one of the greatest examples.

Tobacco makes its presence felt from the outset. Sweet in all the right ways and full of fruit, it’s inspired by Khedive, a classic Egyptian cigarette brand, according to the Diptyque website. It’s intermingled with honey, cinnamon and opoponax notes, accentuating the alluring sweetness and depth. The sweetness is balanced by a dose of powdery iris.

Although officially discontinued, this oriental perfume is also available in a lighter EDT format on websites such as Amazon.

Family Reunion or Get Together

Berdoues Hoja De Cuba EDP

Perfumer: Ane Ayo

The Berdoues family has been producing fine perfumes since the early 20th century. Launched in 2015, the French brand’s Grands Crus collection currently numbers 11 EDPs, all inspired by different regions around the world and made with the finest ingredients.

Hoja de Cuba takes its cue from the Caribbean island and evokes its influence with simple elegance.

The exotic scene is set with the opening of allspice berry from Jamaica, featuring accents of cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. Turkish tobacco heightens the warmth and sweetness, while vetiver brings its characteristic woody earthiness.

While you’re exploring the collection, we also recommend Selva do Brazil, Scorza di Sicilia and Vânira Moorea.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Lumiere Noire Homme EDT

Perfumer: Francis Kurkdjian

With its impeccable ouds and other high-profile fragrances like Baccarat Rouge 540 and Grand Soir, it’s probably safe to say that Maison Francis Kurkdjian has been the niche company of the decade. But the buzz around these releases has unfortunately overshadowed some of the house’s other releases that are also worth sniffing out.

Lumière Noire Homme is one of the perfumer’s earlier creations for his own brand and is a standout in its own right.

Opening with a full-bodied Turkish rose note, it’s infused with spice (cumin, cinnamon) and herbal (mugwort) appeal. Indonesian patchouli also makes an impact in this EDT, giving it earthy intensity.

Understated by Maison Francis Kurkdjian standards, it’s stylish from start to finish.

Big Blow-Out Party or New Year’s Eve

Paco Rabanne Xs Night

Perfumers: Caroline Dumur, Anne Flipo & Bruno Jovanovic

Sometimes you want a loud and unashamed fragrance that announces its presence to all those around you. From 1 Million to Invictus, Paco Rabanne has made that its business with block-busting flair.

Paco Rabanne XS was originally launched in 1994 and Pure XS Night is its latest flanker.

An intro of warm, spicy ginger, followed by large doses of sweet vanilla and cinnamon, sets the tone of exuberance. A note of cacao adds to the spiciness.

But this EDP is really a typically modern gourmand, with lashings of caramel bringing on the bad-boy candy overload. A note of myrrh adds an oriental dimension.

It’s a fun fragrance with party mode set on high.

Nomenclature Fluo-ral EDP

Perfumer: Nathalie Feisthauer

Since its founding in 2015 by Karl Bradl and Carlos Quintero, NYC-based niche perfume house Nomenclature has specialized in releases that focus on the synthetic molecules that have become integral to modern perfumery.

Fluo-ral focuses on the Calone molecule, which got a bad reputation due to its overuse in the aquatics that were big in the 1990s. This EDP shows how with technical expertise and imagination, it can be displayed to great effect.

Calone is pronounced in this composition, but it’s offset by an array of notes that make for a most intriguing scent. Rhubarb, black currant, and tomato leaf give it a sharp, fruity-green style at first. It softens as the fragrance evolves with the addition of rose, cedar, and incense notes.

It’s not for everyone but makes a fine New Year statement of looking back and forward at the same time.

What’s the best winter fragrance for men? What’s the best men’s cologne of all time?

I’m often asked these questions.

It can be difficult to know how to choose the best fragrances for men. If you watch my videos, you know how much I love this subject. In fact, I’ve written extensively about it in the past.

I’ve tried a lot of men’s fragrances. I put the work in and found some I love and some I dislike. In this article, I’m making it easy for you and giving you my top 10 best men’s winter colognes.

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Without further ado, here are my top 10 men’s winter colognes. And remember – you can get all these perfumes online!

Winter Fragrance 1 – Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

At the top of our list is this amazing and very Christmassy men’s winter fragrance by Tom Ford.

Even though the name is Tobacco Vanille, take note that the smells of cinnamon and honey are far stronger and more prevalent.

What ingredients make up this top men’s cologne?

Top notes include tobacco leaf and spicy notes. Middle notes are a blend of tonka bean, tobacco blossom, vanilla, and cacao. The base consists of dried fruits and woody notes.

This Eau de Parfum (which means it’s lighter than perfume with an 8-15% concentration) is ideal for autumn and winter nights. Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille is a versatile choice that works for both formal and casual wear.

And it’s got a beast performance – it can last on you for over 20 hours.

Winter Fragrance 2 – Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men EDT

I love this men’s fragrance. When it comes to safe-bet colognes for the holidays, this pick definitely stands out.

Dolce & Gabbana The One for Men EDT is noticeably warm and sweet, but also classy and masculine at the same time.

It’s probably due to the scents of cinnamon and vanilla that almost every woman loves it. Then again, almost every woman has smelled it before.

Top notes are namely coriander, basil, and grapefruit. Middle notes meanwhile contain ginger, orange blossom, and cardamom.

You’ll enjoy tobacco, amber, and cedar notes for the base. Performance-wise, you can expect this men’s cologne to last the whole event. And the real beauty of this fragrance is it’s ideal for all seasons except summer.

Winter Fragrance 3 – Vince Camuto Virtu EDT

Variety is the trademark of the Vince Camuto Virtu. Think of it as a bold fragrance that mixes heat and coolness pretty well into one polished, sophisticated scent. You can wear it to the office or for a dinner date.

This man’s fragrance fits for most occasions during this time of the year.

What makes Vince Camuto Virtu EDT so special?

It’s got aromatic top notes such as Turkish cardamom, crushed peppercorn, and fresh papyrus.

There are the middle notes of Haitian vetiver, white birch, and fresh tree moss. Base notes include Indian sandalwood, Tuscan leather, silky musk, and warm cedar.

This top men’s fragrance can be worn in the winter or early springtime. It’ll work great for your day in the office or your night out in the city. But bear in mind that since it’s an EDT, it’s not going to last all day long (you wouldn’t describe this as a long lasting scent).

Expect a length of only 4-6 hours, so you’ll want to re-apply this perfume in the afternoon if you’ve used it in the morning.

Winter Fragrance 4 – Eight & Bob Nuit de Megève EDP

Eight & Bob only launched Nuit de Megève EDP in 2017. There’s something in the Nuit de Megève’s smoky aroma that screams seductiveness. I often refer to this scent when I’m asked what the best men’s cologne is.

What’s the secret?

The scent is based on a rare aromatic plant that’s native in Chile.

Top notes include grapefruit, petitgrain, and cloves.

The middle has notes of coffee, orris, and tonka bean. Base notes are vetiver, tobacco, and musk.

It’s a product that’s probably too sultry for the office so wear it instead for intimate or more formal situations, or while going out with a special someone.

And note that it’s got a killer performance of 16+ hours on your skin!

Winter Fragrance 5 – Thierry Mugler A*Men

Thierry Mugler A*Men is a classic men’s fragrance that has spawned quite a lot of flankers.

A great compliment generator. You wear and experience the magic made by a combination of tar and coffee.

It starts off with a harsh tar note but dries down into a coffee note that’s sweet and chocolatey.

Lavender, peppermint, helional and bergamot comprise the top notes. You also get treated with the middle notes of coffee bean, tar, and patchouli.

The base notes though are pretty broad collection: tonka bean, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and musk.

Don’t be fooled by the ingredients – this fragrance is far more masculine than it sounds!

Wear A*Men on your nights out with friends or colleagues during the fall or winter. While it’s long lasting scent, be careful not overspray since it’s pretty strong.

Winter Fragrance 6 – Dior Homme Intense

It’s gotten a lot of hype, but the Dior Homme Intense is just literally a more intense version of the Dior Homme. Therefore, it’s better for winter.

I do think the original is slightly better though there are also pluses to this one. Especially if you want something sexier and more seductive.

Lavender makes up the top note of this product. Middles notes are namely iris, ambrette (Musk Mallow) as well as pear.

The base meanwhile contains notes of Virginia cedar and vetiver. All in all, it’s a fantastic fragrance for clubs, bars or other evening settings during autumn and winter. And the part? It can last over 12 hours.

Winter Fragrance 7 – Armaf Club de Nuit Intense for Men

I’ve heard Armaf Club de Nuit Intense for Men referred to as “the best men’s fragrance of all time”.

Many say this one smells a lot like Creed Aventus. That’s actually true except that the Armaf Club de Nuit Intense comes at a much lower price.

The key difference mainly is its top notes are slightly harsher and more acidic. But rest assured if you avoid applying too much of it, it’ll get you the same kind of compliments.

The top notes for this fragrance are lemon, black currant, bergamot, apple, and pineapple. Middle notes consist of rose, jasmine, and birch.

And then the base contains notes of vanilla, ambergris, musk, and patchouli. The product suits all seasons and occasions (just like the Creed Aventus) and lasts on your skin for as long as 12 hours.

Winter Fragrance 8 – Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive

Have you got a leather jacket to wear during winter? Then you’ll want to complement that with a dark, warm, sexy, and leathery evening scent.

Cue in the Carolina Herrera CH Men Prive. This fragrance helps you relax and enjoy the occasion more, whether you’re on a romantic date or having drinks with buddies after work.

The top notes here are grapefruit, pomelo, and whiskey. Middle notes are a blend of lavender, sage, red thyme and cardamom.

The base offers notes of tonka bean, benzoin, and of course leather. This an ideal fragrance for casual evenings in the fall and winter.

And it’s fairly long lasting scent as well (expect it to last for 8+ hours).

Winter Fragrance 9 – Imaginary Authors Cape Heartache

This top men’s cologne is a niche type of fragrance. It comprises several fir tree notes while also having a hint of fruity sweetness. That’s actually what makes it great to wear on Christmas day! Scents in this range are based on imaginary stories by Imaginary Authors.

The Cape Heartache specifically pays homage to the 19th-century story of adventure and romance in the Pacific Northwest.

Unlike the others on this list, this fragrance doesn’t really have top, middle, and base notes. The idea is all the notes come together without overpowering one another.

You’ll find fir, pine tree, hemlock, vanilla, big strawberry and woody notes.

You can wear Cape Heartache to casual events during daytime or later in the evening. It works fine for the seasons of autumn, winter, and spring. The good news is it also lasts on your skin for over 10 hours.

Winter Fragrance 10 – Kenneth Cole Black EDT

Think fresh, woody, and metropolitan. That’s what the final men’s fragrance on my list is all about.

A versatile product that’s as easy to wear as the color black. It works wonders for anybody as long as you don’t overspray.

You get distinct top notes of ginger, mandarin orange, basil, and water mint. Middle notes are nutmeg, incense, cedar, lotus, and exotic woods. The base offers you notes of amber, musk, violet leaf and suede. This fragrance can be practically worn anywhere during fall or winter.

It’s a little bit too woodsy to use between April and September. But in the colder months, it’s surprisingly strong for an EDT. Expect it to last 8 hours or more on your skin.

There you have it, gentlemen. These fragrances will work wonders in a season when everybody’s covered up and breathing more deeply.

Want to smell good in the winter? Of course you do!

But don’t just settle for that. Let your goal be to smell fantastic. It will make you more respected at work, more attractive to your partner, and definitely more confident overall.

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Your perfume can say as much about you as your clothing can. One spray from a decorative, little bottle and people will know whether you’re flirty and fun, strong and smart, or seriously sexy. So as your personality changes and matures, so too should your fragrance. Find your signature scent with these best perfumes for women currently on the market.

1. Ivanka Trump

Regardless of your political preferences, you’ll fall in love with this beautiful perfume from Ivanka Trump. The scent, which is also named after US president, Donald Trump’s daughter, features a lovely floral-oriental composition with light, fruity notes and invigorating spices. Its top notes include luminous bergamot as well as sensual pink pepper and juicy apple. At its heart, the Ivanka Trump Eau de Parfum features feminine notes of jasmine, rose, and peach. Its base, on the other hand, completes the fragrance with golden amber, creamy vanilla, patchouli and cedar. The exquisite combination has seen this fragrance become one of the most popular perfumes on the market since its release.

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2. Paris Hilton Can Can

Paris Hilton’s fourth fragrance for women, Can Can, is inspired by the film, Moulin Rouge and one of its featured songs, Lady Marmalade. As such, it’s unsurprising that this immensely popular scent is incredibly sensual and feminine. Perfect for the spring and summer seasons when the warmer weather demands fresh and sweet scents, this fragrance is both floral and fruity with an oriental twist. Its top notes include the delicious scents of blackcurrant, nectarine, and clementine blossom. Its heart gives the perfume its floral edge, boasting a partnership of wild orchid and orange blossom. Its base, on the other hand, is decidedly more sensual and features soft musk, amber, and precious woods.

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3. Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium is the ultimate wintertime perfume for women. Its scent is unique, highly addictive and feminine, without being girly. This modern fragrance is seductively intoxicating to both men and women and contains some much-loved cold-weather scents. Notes of rich coffee beans awaken then senses the moment you spray this perfume, offering a jolt of energy, while vanilla creates a sweet sensuality to balance its intensity. The scent is completed and lifted with a refreshing dose of jasmine that gives this perfume its light and feminine finish. Appropriate for daily use, Black Opium is the kind of fragrance that you want to make your signature scent.

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4. Giorgio Armani Si

“Si is my tribute to modern femininity, an irresistible combination of grace, strength and independent spirit,” said Giorgio Armani of this confidence-inducing perfume. All it takes is a few small sprays of this wonderful scent, and you’ll immediately begin to feel more radiant and bold. The smell, which is sultry, intense and soft all at the same time, lingers on the skin and captivates the senses with its aroma. A reinvention of a classic chypre scent (a heady perfume made from sandalwood), Si’s olfactory signature is rhythmic, elegant and unique. As well as its fresh chypre notes, this fragrance’s accord also boasts cassis nectar and light musky wood.

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5. Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb

As its name suggests, Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb is an explosion of floral scents. Featuring notes of bergamot, tea, freesia, jasmine, orange blossom, orchid, rose and patchouli, this perfume is like your very own bouquet in a bottle. Flowerbomb’s scent is full-bodied and opulent yet fresh and sweet. Lightly spray this perfume onto the pulse points of your neck and wrists during the warmer months of the year for an optimistic and addictive scent that is sure to bring endless compliments. Store the bottle in plain sight, on your vanity. It’s beautiful architectural form and light pink hue will no doubt make you smile just as much as the scent itself.

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6. Versace Eros Pour Femme

If you’re looking for a new signature daily scent, you can’t go past Versace Eros Pour Femme. The high-quality and long-lasting fragrance features a seductive smell that’ll see you receive compliments all day long. Named after the God of love, Eros, the fragrance features a great mixture of tempting, bright and feminine scents. Making up its radiant top are notes of Sicilian lemon, bergamot and pomegranate. At its core, you’ll find notes of lemon, jasmine, and peony while a sensual base, containing sandalwood, Ambrox, musk, and various woody notes, rounds out this divine perfume. If that’s not enough, Eros Pour Femme also features a chic, gold bottle that looks perfect on display in the bathroom or bedroom.

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7. Victoria’s Secret Bombshell

If you like sweet florals and the scent of citrus fruit, you should make Victoria’s Secret Bombshell your regular perfume for the summer months. Young and modern, this fragrance is exactly what you’d expect from the lingerie company, with a simple deliciousness that will make you smell like an angel. Cultivating a fresh and seductive scent, Bombshell includes top notes of strawberry, pineapple, tangerine, grapefruit and passion fruit. At its heart are floral scents such as peony, lily of the valley, jasmine and orchid, while its base contains notes of oakmoss, musk and wood.

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8. Paco Rabanne Olympea

While gents have Invictus by Paco Rabanne, ladies have Olympea. Like its male-orientated equivalent, this feminine fragrance, which is named after a mythical icon, is also inspired by competition, success, and glory. Based on the idea of a modern Greek goddess, the scent is designed to evoke strength dynamism with its fresh oriental smell. As for specifics, the fragrance opens with top notes of sparkling green mandarin, aquatic notes of water jasmine, and fiery ginger lily while its heart contains sensual and delicious-smelling salted vanilla. At its base, the lovely Olympea perfume features creamy sandalwood, cashmere and ambergris. Undoubtedly, the scent will make you feel like a goddess when wearing it.

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9. Britney Spears Fantasy

Although Fantasy by Britney Spears has now been around for some years, the fragrance continues to dominate as a top-selling product within the industry. As such, you can trust that its timeless scent has earned it a spot on your vanity in 2017. After all, so many women can’t be wrong. The much-loved scent is touted as a magic love potion of sweet temptation. Designed for the woman who is seductive, charming and elusive, the perfume’s concept surrounds love’s ability to overwhelm unexpectedly. The unique scent, which quickly becomes a favourite of anyone who smells it, includes top notes of lychee, quince, and kiwi, middle notes of jasmine and white chocolate, and a base of musk, orris root, and wood.

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10. Katy Perry Killer Queen

Pop stars are known for creating fragrances and quite a few have become incredibly popular scents, such as Fantasy by Britney Spears. Katy Perry is one such star, and today the singer has a line of successful perfumes that bear her name. Her third fragrance is called Killer Queen and makes a particularly worthwhile addition to any woman’s perfume collection. Named after the song written by Freddie Mercury, Killer Queen evokes a rebellious spirit with its playful, powerful and sophisticated scent. A departure from its predecessors, this perfume features top notes of wild berries, dark plum, and bergamot, heart notes of celosia, jasmine, and plumeria, and a base of cashmere, patchouli, and liquid praline.

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11. One Direction Our Moment

Don’t let the fact that former boy band group, One Direction created this perfume turn you off. Our Moment is a surprisingly good fragrance and consistently receives positive reviews from those who try it. The fruity and floral scent was launched in 2013 and has since captivated the senses of countless women, including those of all ages. The well-balanced and fresh scent features top notes of delicious pink grapefruit, forest fruits, and red currant. Included in its middle notes is a mixture of floral smells that combines freesia, jasmine, and frangipani. Its base, which is a good grounding factor for this wonderful perfume, contains sensual notes of wood, patchouli, and musk.

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12. RawChemistry Pheromones for Women

If you’re single and ready to mingle or simply want to spice up your relationship, you should consider switching out your regular evening perfume for Pheromones for Women by RawChemistry. As well as simply smelling great, this unique fragrance features a blend of pheromones, such as estratetraenol and copulins, that are proven to attract men and appeal to the sexual receptors within their brains. Once applied, this pharmaceutical-grade human pheromones perfume works for over 24 hours. While the unique concoction is perfect for getting his attention, the amazing, delicate scent will also appeal to his desire. Try it out for yourself to see if this little bottle of love works for you.

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13. Tory Burch Absolu

Absolu is the new fragrance from fashion designer, Tory Burch. If you liked her first fragrance, you’re bound to love this one. Featuring the same classic elements of her signature scent, Absolu takes things to the next level with a boldly intense and unexpected refinement of the original. Perfect for use in colder weather, this scent is stronger and longer-lasting. It features notes of fresh tuberose, pink pepper and pure rose, grounded in earthy vetiver and sandalwood, for a sophisticated, modern and feminine perfume. While the smell is divine, the bottle itself is also a reason to buy this perfume. Featuring the Tory Burch signature fretwork top in gold and a clear base, it’s a chic and contemporary piece of design.

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14. Marc Jacobs Decadence

If there’s any time to wear a decadent perfume, it’s winter. In the cold, the fragrance doesn’t travel as far, meaning that if you want other people to be able to smell your perfume, a stronger scent is the way to go. Marc Jacobs Decadence is a robust scent that will see you get the compliments you deserve. This sensual, woody fragrance is glamorous and seductive. It features rich notes of Italian plum and iris flower that give it a delicious scent. It also comes packaged in a gorgeous bottle that resembles a miniature version of a Marc Jacobs handbag, complete with tassel, chain strap and all.

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15. Chanel Allure

Chanel Allure in an Eau de Toilette spray is the perfect summertime fragrance for lavish use all over your body. As with all Chanel scents, Allure exudes a certain sophistication that breathes womanly confidence. However, unlike other Chanel scents, such as the legendary No. 5, this fragrance has a certain lightness that adds an air of relaxation and youth to its otherwise robust scent. The irresistible smell is hard to define but brings to mind a balance between clean and sheer scents and warm and sexy notes. This perfume is highly rated and consistently receives rave reviews for its scent and incredible long-lasting formula, which stays fragrant all day.

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1Chloe See By Chloe Si Belle

Released in 2015, Chloe See By Chloe Si Belle is a perfume spray that was first developed by Nathalie Gracia-Cetto and Louise Turner as a modern floral scent. And it has quite a bit going for it if we do say so ourselves. This perfume has very fresh top notes of neroli, cucumber, and fresh green leaves. Although its top notes are a bit green, it’s heart notes are actually a bit fruitier and have notes of apple, peach and orange blossoms. Supporting this perfume is a definitively floral scent that’s mixed with earthier tones. It’s coconut, vanilla, and white musk mingling with gardenias and roses.

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A Guide To Chloe Perfume

Although Chloe hasn’t been around as long as some other fashion houses, they have made a big impact in only a few decades. Now many people see this company as one of the premier fragrance fashion houses of the 21st century, and there’s a good reason why. Since the mid-1970s, they’ve been making some of the most exciting fragrances that any fragrance house has created. And that’s saying quite a lot considering the competition they’re up against.

One of the reasons for this brand’s success is that they now have quite a selection of fragrances to choose from—including such amazing scents as Chloe Roses, Chloe Nomade, and Chloe New to name just a few. Unfortunately, such a diverse selection of perfumes can make it difficult for the average person to choose a favorite without having to buy several bottles of different brands to test them out. That’s why we’ve decided to provide a solution to that problem by writing this guide. A guide designed to help our readers choose the best Chloe Perfume for themselves.

The History Of Chloe Perfume

Chloe is a fashion house that was founded by Gaby Aghion in 1952. The fashion house was built on the very simple concept of designing luxury Ready-To-Wear for the consumer. They were quite successful over the next few years and in the early 1970s, they would open a Chloe Boutique. Just after that, in 1975, they released their first perfume, Parfums Chloe. This perfume had beautiful top notes of coconut, honeysuckle, peach, and lilac. It also had heart notes of rose, jasmine, and carnation. And at its bottom were notes of cedar, amber, and sandalwood. This scent would become their foundational fragrance, and would soon be joined by a host of other great fragrances.

Choosing A Signature Chloe Perfume

As we discussed previously, it can be difficult for some people to choose from among the many Chloe perfumes, so we decided to address that problem here. Finding a Chloe fragrance doesn’t have to be difficult if the consumer takes the time to figure out what’s their signature scent is. Once they’ve figured out which note profiles work best for them, it becomes quite easy to find the best Chloe perfume for themselves.

The first step in choosing a scent profile is for the consumer to think about which scents smell better on them. Just about everyone has had experience with perfumes of all types, so most people have a general idea of whether they prefer a floral scent over a woody scent or a citrus scent over an oriental fragrance. Perfume manufacturers often use what is called a Fragrance Wheel to categorize each scent. Below is a basic overview of a Fragrance Wheel that will help consumers come closer to choosing the best Chloe perfume for their style. Let’s begin.

At its most basic level, the Fragrance Wheel consists of four basic scents. These scents include Floral Notes, Oriental Notes, Woody Notes, and Fresh Notes. These notes can be further broken down into subcategories; subcategories that we summarize in the list below.

Floral Sub-Notes

  • Fruity
  • Floral
  • Soft Floral
  • Oriental Floral

Oriental Sub-Notes

  • Soft Oriental
  • Oriental
  • Woody Oriental

Woody Sub-Notes

  • Woody
  • Mossy Wood
  • Dry Wood
  • Aromatic

Fresh Sub-Notes

  • Aromatic
  • Citrus
  • Water
  • Green
  • Fruity

As can be seen in the above lists, there is some overlap between the notes, meaning that there are notes that straddle the line between the individual notes. Having said that, most scents stand out from one another and most people are capable of distinguishing between these different types of notes. For example, no one would confuse apple or orange blossom notes for oakmoss or sandalwood notes. Therefore, these notes are the key that people can use to choose their signature scent.

The Final Step

Once the consumer has decided whether they prefer a woody perfume, a fresh perfume or something in between, they can match their preferences with the type of Chloe perfume that best aligns with their signature scent. Below are some common Chloe perfumes and what category they tend to fall into, so our readers can use it as an example.

Chloe Narcisse:

Chloe Narcisse is a fruity/floral perfume that has top notes of pineapple, apricot, peach and orange blossom. It has heart notes of rose oil, carnation, and Narcisse. And it has base notes of cedar, vanilla, and sandalwood.

Chloe See

Chloe See is a fruity/floral perfume with top notes of bergamot, and apple blossom. It has middle notes of ylang-ylang and jasmine and also has base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, and musk.

Chloe Intense Eau de Parfum

Chloe Intense is a perfume that’s built around rose scents and therefore, it’s a floral based perfume. Although top, middle and base notes aren’t easily separated in this fragrance, it does contain the notes of rose, pink pepper, and sandalwood.

Putting It All Together

If everyone who reads this guide applies the information contained within it to their next Chloe perfume purchase, then they’re more likely to buy a scent that sums up their style or is useful for any situation that might arise.

Fragrance expert Marian Bendeth chooses her top 10 fragrances of the past year: Her picks might surprise you.

It wasn’t that long ago that fragrances were barely there, politically correct wisps of scent. Then came the double-double order with sugary gourmand perfumes more suited to collegiate keg romps.

With the proliferation of moving cultures from The Middle East and South America, a higher percentage of today’s consumers have started moving toward deeper, richer scents. This movement caused a fragrance rebellion of sorts; a floral, leathery, resinous defiance, replete with names and even bottles that taunt our darker sides.

In my opinion, a standout fragrance should make me literally jerk back for another sniff. It should bear all the hallmarks of a well-blended, original blend. Here are ten of my top perfumes—the rebels—of 2015.

Best perfumes of 2015 are…

Sisley Soir d’Orient (floral oriental)
The sounds and smells of Andulusian castanets clacker out dark notes of saffron, earthy galbanum, incense and Turkish rose in this Sisely spritz. Malagesy black pepper marries smouldering woods with Somalian incense and Indonesian patchouli, which quietly rumbles below. Whispers of the Middle East meets the Moors of Spain.
Sisley Soir d’Orient, $325 (100 ml), www.holtrenfrew.com

L’Occitane Grapefruit-Rhubarb Eau de Toilette (spicy citrus)
When celebrated master baker of macaroons, Pierre Herme was asked to create a fragrance for L’Occitane, it had to jibe with his culinary juxtapositions of edible treats. By tempering the slightly bitter white skin of a grapefruit with the stalk of a rhubarb and cedar base, the end result is utterly delightful with all the edges softened and moulded into a crisp warm bouquet.
L’Occitane En Provence Grapefruit-Rhubarb, $65 (75 ml), www.loccitane.com

John Varvatos Dark Rebel (dark woods)
He walks towards you, he appears pleasant looking, casually dressed but a whiff of aromatic herbal davana, cardamom, sugarcane and Jamaican rum wafts your way when you least expect it. A back note of black leather, with a thimbleful of flowers and styrax, buckles the knees.
Is he a rebel? A silent one for sure and deadly.
John Varvatos Dark Rebel, $89 (75 ml), www.sephora.ca

Christian Dior Sauvage (aromatic fougere)
Having Johnny Depp, the ultimate swashbuckler, as the face of the brand is alluring enough, but Sauvage cracks a sultry whip of bergamot, elemi, Sichuan pepper, lavender and patchouli to nearly split the defences of decency. Almost stepped-out-of-the-shower soapy qualities make the nose want to lean in for more.
Christian Dior Sauvage, $102 (100 ml), www.thebay.com

Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir (oriental gourmand)
The fragrance ad provocatively announces the “Militant” Flower, based on a 1967 anti-Viet Nam war symbol. This Elixir’s sultry overtones of Bulgarian rose and pralines swell out the heart, and raspberry and Bourbon vanilla powdery accords are not the sugary-sweet notes one would anticipate, but rather reflect a voluptuous hour-glass accord of sophistication.
Flower by Kenzo L’Elixir, $140 (100 ml), www.thebay.com

Valentino Uomo Edition Noire (dry woods)
The grenade-like bottle is a teaser of things to come. Perfumer Olivier Polge certainly dipped into the testosterone pool for this scent, subtly weaving notes of bergamot and myrtle and folding in toasty notes of coffee and hazelnut Rustic cedar balances the brew. Utterly charming and disarming.
Valentino Edition Noire, $98 (100 ml), www.thebay.com

Emozione Salvatore Ferragamo Eau de Parfum (mossy woods)
Standing ovation here. The elegant sillage unfolds discreetly. Emozione oozes femininity with the slightest hint of dry peach notes, Flortentine iris while a daub of Bulgarian rose and heliotrope gently surround. The base of suede, solar white musk and patchouli unravel without dominance.. This scent literally floats like a pink ballerina across a stage.
Salvatore Ferragamo Emozione, $140 (100 ml), www.sephora.ca

Bvlgari Goldea Eau de Parfum (floral oriental)
If I ever fancied myself a Grecian Goddess, I would reach for this generous, classical beauty. Perfumer Alberto Morillas plays with light and dark with notes of orange blossom, crystal musk and ylang ylang and then juxtaposes the blend with a trendy woody note of papyrus and patchouli. It literally sparkles with warmth with beautiful effusion.
Bvlgari Goldea, $165 (90 ml), www.thebay.com

Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin Pure Perfume Metal Collection (woody oriental)
Black raincoat, double agent: This scent, created by perfumer Jérôme Epinette under the direction of Sylvie Ganter, teases in the best of ways. Morse code scent notes trail with bergamot, lime and saffron. Then comes the silent and shadowy, slip-of-the-wrist notes of guiaic wood, sandalwood and woody papyrus. Smoky vanilla plumes from Madagascar finishes off the drydown. This fragrance is all disrobed, sensuality trailing.
Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin, $200 (100 ml), www.sephora.ca

TokyoMilk Dark Femme Fatale Collection Excess (woody)
Bordering on raunchy, this blend is a throwback to a modern-day Woodstock. Hippy-chic notes of patchouli rise up through hanging notes of blood orange, oak bark and resin. Funky and carefree, one can sense the olfactory abandon long after the first spray.
Tokyo Milk Dark #28, $44 (50 ml), www.sephora.ca

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