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    Re: Angel Reformulation

    Answering my own thread...just in case someone has the same question in the near future.

    I was walking past the drugstore and thought I'd give the current stuff one last shot, and although it is...
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    Angel Reformulation

    Even though I've said in the past that I hadn't noticed any change in Angel, what's sold now definitely smells different than it did a few years back. It's not horrible...I can only assume it would...
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    Re: Goti and Santa Maria Novella

    Any more info on this? I'm a Goti fan...
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    Re: Robert Piguet fragrances - EDP vs. parfum

    Bandit smells completely different in parfum (much less harsh) than the EDP. I recall the newer reissues (Visa, etc.) smelling similar in both concentrations. As mentioned, Fracas is stunning in...
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    Re: Is Serge Lutens sold at Holt Renfew

    No, not at Holt Renfew.

    As mentioned, Ogilvy in Montreal, Andrew's in Toronto, and The Perfume Shoppe in Vancouver.
  6. Thread: Melon fragrances

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    Re: Melon fragrances

    Delrae Emotionelle...Diorella...Un Jardin Apres La Mousson.
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    Re: Best iris fragance

    Iris Silver Mist has some similarities to Bois d'Iris, but replaces with the wood notes with more iris. It's the best you can buy.
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    Re: Utilizing Eyebrow Hair

    I just wanted to post in the pubic hair thread.
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    Re: Leather fragrance oil

    Not sure about UK specifically, but look for either birchtar, castoreum (artificial), or isobutylquinoline.
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    Re: Frederic Malle's Duftnotes

    Gah...I can't believe they misspelled Mitsouko. Malle, clever fellow, editor, not so much.

    Either way - thanks for the link!

    edit - also L'Heure Bleue. *sigh*
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    Re: Apres L'Ondee reformulated?

    Everytime I see a different batch number, I assume a different fragrance is contained therein....even if only minutely. It's impossible to have an identical fragrance with every batch...harvests are...
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    Re: R.I.P. Jean Laporte

    Sad indeed...his influence in the industry and among all of us is beyond explanation.
  13. Re: Aromamaterials question about Troisieme Homme...

    No one material makes something smells masculine, it'll more than likely be a combination of things like coumarin, lavender, etc.
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    Re: Royal Bain De Caron.

    I was frightened when I read that they reform'd this, but I don't have direct evidence that they have...I had an older bottle (Champagne) and a now a newer one (Bain) with ingredients listed on the...
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    No butter for me, no. :(
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    Blech...I tried this recently. The top note was impressive...green, mossy, a touch bitter but still smooth...the rest was nauseating. Cheap, cloying...and not miles from the awfulness that is the...
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    Re: What should I buy instead of Yohji Homme ??

    Rochas Man isn't miles away.

    Otherwise - some nice scents with licorice notes: Cartier Must PH, Hermes Brin de Reglisse ($$$), Lolita Lempicka (both the men's & ladies).
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    Re: Cartier Cologne EDT

    Understood, thanks. :)
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    Re: Monsieur de Givenchy

    I've never noticed any civet in MdG...but I've only tried the rendition from Les Mythiques collection. It's quite soapy to me.
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    Re: Cartier Cologne EDT

    I've never heard of a Cartier simply called "Cologne"? Source?
  21. Thread: Toronto, Canada

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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    Noor - located in the bottle of the Four Seasons in Yorkville. They carry L'Artisan, Diptyque, CDG, Penhaligon's, SMN, Delrae, Eau d'Italie, Carthusia etc. The owners are incredibly friendly (and...
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    Re: Chanel Eau Fraiche Reformulation

    That's not saying much.
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    Re: Un Bois Sepia by Serge Lutens

    Not sure when the reform took place, but what's sold now is not what it once way...and what's sold now is utterly terrible.

    Either way, even the old stuff was only "okay", and if you're not a fan...
  24. Thread: Toronto, Canada

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    Re: Toronto, Canada

    No Tauer in Toronto.

    TM is available here - http://www.loveofmineboutique.com/
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    Re: Un Bois Sepia by Serge Lutens

    This has been totally ruined...I remember it once smelling at least on-par with the rest of the series, but now it smells of cheap men's fougere. Awful, awful stuff.
  26. Re: Chanel No.5 EDT 100ml- which is the most recent bottle?

    Agreed. Just in case you needed a 2nd opinion. :)
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    http://i55.tinypic.com/nm16cw.jpg
  28. Re: Your house is burning and you can only save one bottle of cologne...

    Probably my Osmanthus:

    http://i53.tinypic.com/6rmr85.jpg

    Because it would take me a while to replace it.
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    Re: Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    Many thanks to all...but this one rings best imo. I guess one thing I should have mentioned is that affordable and readily available are important. I think Bang fits every requirement he has.
    ...
  30. Thread: Vetiver + florals

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    Re: Vetiver + florals

    Smells like vinegar to me. ;)

    How about 28 La Pausa? Sort of a tidy vetiver with iris & florals. More on-point - Me, Myself & I by Ego Facto.
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    Re: Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    Vetiver is still a no-go (so GV and TdH out)...AdP and Chanel PM are vely nice, but I have a feeling he'll find them "old man-ish".

    Will re-sniff the Pradas. Keep 'em comin though!
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    Re: Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    Interesting...I've never even heard of this.
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    Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    I'm typically the one who loves to recommend things, but I'm looking for a gift that's outside my general knowledge.

    Friend loves Bvlgari Homme (the original one) and Baldesarini, so I'm assuming...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit Xmas 2011

    ^ does it smell like Vol de Nuit? I ask because I'm curious if they just called it VdN, but fragranced it with whatever.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Fraiche Reformulation

    Sorry, I shouldn't have mocked something you liked...but you can do so much better!

    Yes, I'm well acquainted with the exclusive line...all of the classics (save for Gardenia) continue to be...
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    Re: Chanel Eau Fraiche Reformulation

    Meh...it was awful then, and continues to be.
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    Re: Turin & Sanchez -- A Little Book of Perfumes

    Things that cost money. :P
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    Re: Turin & Sanchez -- A Little Book of Perfumes

    VdN in EDT has been fleeting for years now...the current isn't as good (bergamot note has been replaced with something very strange and unpleasant), but the longevity hasn't changed at all...for...
  39. Re: Vitriol d'oilliet - Like a dragged out funeral....

    I got a sample recently too...it's truly, truly terrible. I can't believe they even released it. I've disliked the past few...Jeux de Peau was okay, but unnecessary, Cellophane, Bas de Soie and L'Eau...
  40. Thread: El Attarine

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    Re: El Attarine

    Ditto. I hate dabbing, so I decant into a little atomizer. I like the look of the bell jars a lot, but I'm a sprayer.
  41. Thread: El Attarine

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    Re: El Attarine

    I just got a bell jar of La Myrrhe and it had about the same amount of space at the top...don't worry about it.

    Enjoy your EA...one of the best in the line!
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    Re: Alcohol for bottle cleaning

    Not a cheap hobby!
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    Re: Guerlain classics: What do they evoke to you?

    Vol de Nuit is my personal favourite, and it seems very introverted, mysterious, clever, and I almost picture the Orient Express when I smell it. Not so much the journey, but the woodwork, leather...
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    Re: Alcohol for bottle cleaning

    Don't bother...buy new ones.
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    Re: Your Top 10 for Fall 2011

    1. Cuir de Russie
    2. Bois des Iles
    3. Jicky parfum
    4. Vol de Nuit parfum & EDT
    5. Kenzo Winter Flowers
    6. Boucheron parfum
    7. L'Heure Bleue EDP
    8. Sycamore

    ...I'm starting to notice my fall...
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    Re: Cumin and BO - I just don't get it

    Go to NYC and hail a cab...the connection will be thrust upon you.
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    Re: Amouage now at Escentual

    Les Senteurs seems to be cheaper. ;)
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    Re: Niche top 5 for $150 or less?

    Another vote for Nicolai (Temps d'Une Fete), also throw in many of the Parfumerie General scents (Felanilla), L'Artisan (Dzing), Etro (Shaal Nur), etc.
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    Re: Anything that smells like a macintosh apple?

    Funny how the first thing I thought was "does a computer have a smell?" Oy.

    Agree with 30 Roses. :)
  50. Thread: London

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    Re: Where to locate Andy Tauer in London?

    http://shop.lessenteurs.com/
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    Re: Good floral fragrance?

    ^ my favourite. :thumbup:

    May I also say how refreshing it is for a new member to not care about the gender a scent is marketed to? Kudos!
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    Re: Miss Dior or Miss Balmain?

    Do try the old if you get a chance...easily found on eBay, etc. Much (much!) better. The new stuff is pretty terrible imo, so I can easily see why you placed a preference on the MB.
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    Re: Miss Dior or Miss Balmain?

    I'm assuming your Miss Dior is at least a few years old? It smells terrible now...
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    Re: Question about vetiver

    Bourbon is considered the best I believe...it comes from Reunion Island. I have no idea why it's called Bourbon.
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    Re: guerlain double vanille in Canada

    Guerlain in Toronto. They ship for free.
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    Re: New Chanel: No 19 Poudre and Jersey

    Oh, it's there!!

    I'm a bit nervous frankly...after the No. 19 letdown, I fear the worst. I'm still dying to try it though.
  57. Re: New Lubin Idole EDP Bottle Picture and description

    Lulz.
  58. Re: New Lubin Idole EDP Bottle Picture and description

    Meh...they ruined the bottle. I get where they were going with it...but why mess with a good thing?
  59. Re: Chanel Une Fleur de Chanel, and the rarity effect

    It's only expensive because it's rare...and it's only rare because it wasn't good enough to stick around for long. From what I recall (which can be cloudy), it's alright, but no No. 5. From what I...
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    Re: Moisturizer For Breakout-Prone Skin?

    This thread is 4 years old.

    Just sayin'.
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    Re: So.. who has seen that new reformulated DHI?

    nevermind
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    Re: "The Olfactory" Range by Le Labo

    No... and even if they did, Grasse isn't the secret garden of the world...many plants don't even grow in that climate, and superior examples can be found in other regions....ylang (Comores)...vetiver...
  63. Re: Serge Lutens says ADIEU to the world of perfumes ... ?

    I understand what you mean...but c'mon, do you think any blogger would be audacious enough to announce someone's retirement before they did?

    I think by "not be any new creation" he meant that the...
  64. Re: Serge Lutens says ADIEU to the world of perfumes ... ?

    Where did this even come from? The blog post says "unofficially signs his retirement, symbolically..." Octavian was merely stating a personal remark and not trying to obtain higher traffic or...
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens to go for?

    Miel du Bois is too....much....not something I would buy unless I was absolutely certain it was love. It has some fans, but I don't recall any of them even wearing it very often (could be wrong).
    ...
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    Re: Ginger recommendations wanted

    My fav ginger is Un Jardin Apres La Mousson...but you have to like melon.
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    Re: Luca Turin Blog Archive?

    Sent.
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial - natural?

    They do use many expensive, superb quality ingredients...but definitely not all natural. In Parfum Initial, the big giveaway (if you needed one) would be the blatant, soapy-esque musk.

    The list on...
  69. Re: Vitriol d'oilliet - Like a dragged out funeral....

    Jeez...heck of a first post! ;)

    I haven't tried it yet, but reviews have not been good. Having said that, please send me your bottle. :D
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    Re: The Perfume Gun by Frédéric Malle

    No! 100 euro for an air freshener in a Windex bottle!!! Totally different. ;)
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    Repulsive.
  72. Re: Article: Maitre Parfumier et Gantier : Cuir Fétiche | News from Pitti Fragranze

    Jean Laporte left...along with all interest in this company apparently.
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    Diorama once smelled like Mitsouko, and now smells like cumin+tinned peaches. Diorissimo is pretty much ruined now, and Dioressence definitely isn't the same to my nose, but the "essence" is still...
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    Interesting! Although I'm skeptical after smelling what they did to the others.
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    Re: What is the most sublime perfume?

    Agreed.
  76. Thread: Chanel Exclusifs.

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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    Close...$175 (was once $150 I'm sure).

    As Tott said...no EDP's in this line.

    And I'm dying for Jersey too! Although I wasn't thrilled with No. 19 Poudre, but I have high hopes for lavender &...
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    Re: A Code in the Nose featuring Luca Turin

    ^^ thanks!!!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Most Overrated Niche Brand

    This thread is 3 years old...so they officially lost. ;)

    ps - I stick by my answer
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    Re: Best soliflores (NOT rose and jasmine)

    Mine isn't much better! If it wasn't for perfume, I'd have a hard time knowing which was a rose and which was a maple tree. ;)

    Do try TDC's Osmanthus...top of its league imo.
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    Re: Best soliflores (NOT rose and jasmine)

    When is osmanthus not a flower?

    Either way, I'd have to suggest TDC's Osmanthus in place of the Hermes, which is mostly tea after the osmanthus topnote.

    Also, iris in this case isn't a flower....
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue, a new love affair

    I have the same bottle (from the same source). I don't get the gasoline, but I understand what you mean about the strangeness in the opening. To my nose - bergamot + violet = weird, yet still...
  82. Re: Dior exclusive line compared to Chanel Exclusifs?

    Ah, understood. Sycomore is much more subtle than Coromandel, but I find it rich enough.
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    Re: New A*Men Flanker available in Canada

    I only tried the Angel cocoa...it was quite nice, but not unlike Angel itself, so no surprises there....just a nice, chocolate topnote in place of the usual pineapple-candyfloss.
  84. Re: Dior exclusive line compared to Chanel Exclusifs?

    They're mostly all nice, but not quite as special as Chanel's line. New Look was my favourite, but rather similar to J'Adore. Mitzah is a very nice amber...Leather Oud exactly as expected.

    I'm...
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    Re: Guerlain classics worn by men

    I wear almost all of them in various concentrations:

    -Mitsouko in EDP and extrait
    -L'Heure Bleue in EDC and extrait
    -Vol de Nuit in EDT and extrait
    -Jicky in EDT
    -Chamade in EDT and extrait...
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    Re: Any of these three worth going back for?

    ^^ someone told me recently that Keith Richards wears Joy as a deodorant....so funny.
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    Re: What is the oldest fragrance in your wardrobe?

    lulz...if you look closely at the cavemen in the natural history museum, you'll see them holding a bottle.

    Jicky/Eau du Coq for me.
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    Re: Any of these three worth going back for?

    Can't comment on the Lowe, but both Patou's are terrific scents...just make sure you do some checking on ebay first for comparison prices.
  89. Re: I've noticed on the "MALE" forum side that CLEAN, the brand, seems over-rated...........is it th

    ^ ditto.

    Regardless, they're awful, so not worth mentioning anyway.
  90. Thread: Diorissimo?

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    Re: Diorissimo?

    The latest formulation sucks...hydroxycitronellal is the synthetic responsible for the successful creation of a LotV note, and it has recently been restricted for use in cosmetics/perfume. Seek out...
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    Re: Most worn in August?

    Jicky - 5
    Vol de Nuit - 5
    Rush - 4
    Mitsouko - 2

    I was really into Guerlain this month apparently.
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    I've often said that as Guerlain modernizes its scents, Jicky and Shalimar become more and more alike.
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    Re: Tubereuse Criminelle & Longevity

    I don't get much longevity from TC either. I think the insanely intense opening notes give the impression of it lasting longer than it does for some.
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    I think it is...although maybe there's a touch of civet hidden in there somewhere. Whatever it is, it adds a much-needed nostalgic edge that I love.
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    Keep with it Mike! I adore it...I have to say that I loved the topnote at first sniff, then loved the ambery heart with a touch of skank, and was expecting the drydown to crash and burn. Alas, I...
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    Re: Any recommendations for an Almond based scent?

    2nd this. In the same vein, adding Une Fleur de Cassie and Caron Farnesiana.

    Also, Mandorlo di Sicilia smells more like rootbeer than almonds to me...which I happen to like.
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    Re: New Guerlain voyage scent: London

    ...and Paul Smith fans...and Dunhill fans...
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    Re: It Finally Arrived!

    I want his coq, but i'd settle for your coq.
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    Re: SMN, only one frag to choose, your pick?

    Acqua di Cuba is gross...thick, honeyed tobacco. It makes me nauseous...but ymmv.

    I can't say I adore the line...Nostalgia is good, but Bvlgari Black is cheaper (albeit much more tame). Many of...
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    Re: It Finally Arrived!

    I'd love to see a photo with it next to something for scale...it looks huge!
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