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    Re: Garner James Sample Pass - Part 2

    Well, shoot. My response never ended up on here. Sorry for the delay folks.

    I've recently gotten caught up in a big project that will take some time from me. Danieq, please forward your samples...
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    Re: Garner James Sample Pass - Part 2

    Haven't heard a peep.
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    Re: SOTD, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

    24992

    #10.
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    Re: SOTD, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

    LOL, Jujy. Now you know why that High Line sample is making the rounds.
    I didn't want to sway you with my opinion of it :(
    Who will be the next Bond victim??
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    Re: SOTD, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

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    Re: Garner James Sample Pass - Part 2

    Hello All,
    Does anyone have any idea where our friend Redhorse went? The only search hit I get on her name brings me here, but her name is yellowed-out. All of my correspondence with her...
  7. Re: Sample pass: Weil Cassandra and more

    My dear, this sounds lovely, but I'm swamped in samples right now from the Meet-up and probably will be through the New Year. I've made friends with several of these little lovelies, but there are...
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    Re: Rumba question.

    I'm so glad that I plucked up this vial from the sprawling Sample Pile at last month's Chicago Meet-up.
    I've strayed from my old orientals, but this one just reminded me of why I'm a sucker for...
  9. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    21471

    Good call Twolf. My avatar is the delightful Mrs. Clark Gable, Carol Lombard. She was my mom's favorite. I grabbed that cool photo for Facebook when I was trying to maintain a shred of...
  10. Re: BN meetup in 2014, possible dates and places

    Ok, I'm already excited for this, wherever this lands.

    I'll put in a vote for LA, since I've never been there and have only TMZ to thank for any pre-conceived notions. I feel like it deserves a...
  11. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    First and foremost, huge praise and appreciation for Quarry. Your hard work in planning this "family reunion" of sorts from soup-to-nuts, as well as your charm and enthusiasm kept us walking,...
  12. Re: Mini sample pass, JM Osmanthus Blossom, USA only

    Hello All,

    I've received my sample, along with several other generous and seasonally appropriate goodies from Elizrj. Many thanks to her and to 30Roses.

    Anybody like the Wild Fig and Cassis? ...
  13. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Ha! No, I want you all to enjoy. I'm sure that I'll encounter Puredistance on my own, without stepping on any of your toes. Please enjoy them, as part of your pass. Opardu and Antonia pique my...
  14. Re: Mini sample pass, JM Osmanthus Blossom, USA only

    Juanderer and Elizrj thanks so much for your write-ups. I'm really looking forward to this cheery floral as the mercury has almost hit summertime temps here in Chicago. I'll be on the lookout for...
  15. Re: New Fragrances: Jo Malone Tea Fragrance Blends

    Davem81 eBay was the only way I was able to get a hold of my decant of Sweet Milk about six months ago. I've never seen a full bottle sold. Numbers must be dwindling.

    If you locate a source,...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    They're yours Ekscentra. I'll get them off to you this week.
  17. Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Done. Thanks.
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    What a treat for us in Group 4!

    Genie Jeanie, are they all as dense as the Lyric Woman sample that I have, i.e. one squirt, and nothing more, for all day?

    Thanks again, ma'am.
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    Re: Smell and Tell: Two Vintage Weils

    So true! Definitely naughty knickers under those prim A-line skirts.


    Jujy54, you're growing an army of wild animal-tamers. I love it!
  20. Re: Vintage FAHRENHEIT: marvelous memories from the past (Christian Dior, 1988)

    Andre Moreau, That was great! Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph, label and post this for us, along with the history lessons.
    I love Fahrenheit and will now need to start scouring...
  21. Thread: Oud Wood

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    Re: Oud Wood

    Silly question here. How many sprays of Oud Wood do you use?

    As much as I enjoy it, I'm not sure how much to apply beyond a standard 2-3 squirts. Yes, it's long-lasting, but it's quiet and...
  22. Re: Mini sample pass, JM Osmanthus Blossom, USA only

    Oh my gosh, funny. No problem. I just figured it's the season to dust them off and see whether they inspire anyone to visit the JM counter.

    In regards to Sweet Milk, the idea was to layer it...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Stacey, it sounds like you've got your priorities straight. There's certainly no reason to feel bad or as if you needed to include any lagniappes, but you're very sweet to have done so.

    It's good...
  24. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Yes, please post don't forget to post your impressions. I'm very curious to read how they compare.
  25. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Jujy, LOL. Is this where you get some of your awesomely creative comments?!
    (The things parents used to be able to get away with, in the search for a calm, quiet household. I'm pretty sure...
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    I surrender.
    After your generous Lyric sample and Ubar recommendation, how about Group 4? I'd like to see what their masculine scents are like. Will I be man enough to carry them off??
    ...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hi Jem182, Black Orchid and Pur Vanilla are yours.
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    Re: Free to a good home

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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Fig by Heeley (great) or Marc Jacobs (disappointing)
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Yay! But I should curb my enthusiasm until I've heard back from her. You can PM your (or her) address. I'd include a note referring to her good sister.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Drama Nuui 23 by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thanks bogsc. Very kind of you. I just PM'd my address.

    I've dusted off a few (small .5-1ml) very different scents looking for a new lease on life.

    Please respond directly in this thread.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hello bogsc, Thanks for sharing.
    If any of these are still available, I'd love to try them:
    Aqua de Colonia
    Amanu 06
    China Rain
    Night Star
    L'Ame Soeur
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th April 2013

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/sacrebleu_zpsbe23f410.jpg

    Sacrebleu reminds me a lot of where A Lab on Fire's What We do in Paris is Secret would have been with a little time...
  35. Re: Mini sample pass, JM Osmanthus Blossom, USA only

    Wonderful! Just in time for the season that suits Jo Malone best. Time to switch gears and wean myself off of Borneo 1834 and other delicious spicebombs...including Spicebomb.

    I should be able...
  36. Re: Mini sample pass, JM Osmanthus Blossom, USA only

    Either you've got the magic touch or SA's out East are a different breed of generous. I'm so impressed in your ability to come home with so many goodies for us all to share. :thumbsup:

    I'd be...
  37. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Do we have a love connection, Kalli?!
    Is 30Roses a matchmaker again?

    Sending good vibes to you.
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    SOTD Monday, April 15, 2013

    Pack up your puffy coats, spring has come to Chicago.



    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/caron_zps4c095251.jpeg

    I haven't met a Caron that I didn't like. Thanks for the...
  39. Re: What is the "correct" way to review a fragrance?

    Justin Case, read and pick up some tips from his reviews :smiley_up: . I've enjoyed every one of alfarom's write-ups. Respectful to the perfumer and reader, accurate, succinct, with a touch of...
  40. Re: would you consider yourself a fragrance 'snob'?

    Li'l bit snob.
    I was disappointed in myself when I complimented a woman on her perfume and heard her response. "It's Tease, by Victoria's Secret.".
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 14th April 2013

    L'Air du Desert Marocain . Finally a Tauer I can love.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Obsession Night for Her mini still up for grabs.Taken by BOGSC on 4/17 10:46

    5+ milliliters left. No box.

    Please respond in this post, as my InBox is about full.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Mori by Slumberhouse
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    Re: SOTD Friday, April 12

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/poudre_zps6a24f801.jpeg

    Very smooth spiced powder, like Farmacia Annunziata's Fiore di Riso. Need to explore other tolu balsams.
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    Re: Scent of the day Wednesday, April 10

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/BelledOpiumYvesSaintLaurent-newfragrancereview_zps37608d46.jpg

    Belle d'Opium doesn't get a whole lot of love from many people...except from...
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    Re: Encre Noire: Eau Hell No!

    Me, too. I hate to see a fragrance make someone cranky. I really like Encre Noire, but I'm guessing you don't? You might want to check in to one of our "Free to a Good Home" threads. Find...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Une Rose Chypree by Tauer. It's a tough start, but is slowly growing on me. I think.
  48. Re: Mini Pass: The Three Tuberoses of Histoires de Parfums (USA)

    I KNEW IT. I KNEW IT! As soon as I lifted the cap on this one, I thought, "This is the one that PL fell for.". I've got you pegged, sister. :wink: Yes, that elementary school art class tub 'o paste...
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    SOTD Saturday, April 6, 2013

    Good morning. Sunrise in 90 minutes. Let's get this weekend started.:laugh:

    This morning, it's oud. Not this one,

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/oud1_zps51d3a851.jpeg
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    Re: What is your favorite TV character wearing?

    LOL!

    Ira Glass-->Odeur 53
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Hiris Hermes
  52. Re: Coromandel by Chanel (Review and First Impression by noirdrakkar)

    Welcome NoirDrakkar. Thanks so much for taking the time to put up this review over here. I've enjoyed reading your comments in the Mens Forum since I joined BN last year. This is a well-done...
  53. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Bravo ExtremeK! I enjoyed reading your write-up. I'm glad I'm not alone in sensing a similarity to Paris and Pleasures; I tend to worry that someone's going, "Pfffft, what the heck is she...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday April 3rd 2013

    Foustie, no whisper here. This might be a bit much for this early in the morning. :shocked: I should move to a different time zone, or learn to apply less with YSL's Jazz.
    ...
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    Re: What by Diptyque deserves most attention?

    Yes, Horns! So glad Olene is getting some love. Delicious, bold, fresh, dewy, soft petals. And then when you want to dig in the dirt, Tam Dao. Both equally great.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Vie de Vienna by Scents of Departure.
    A delicious, light almond pastry that manages to hang on and not fade quickly, despite it's legere quality.
  57. Re: Where to put Samples: The Eppendorf Tube

    30Roses, look what else we can do with Parafilm! :huh: (from Wiki): "Entomologists have used Parafilm as a membrane to feed hematophagous insects such as mosquitoes and bedbugs[1] reared in the...
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    Re: Serge Lutens @ parfum1.com, need help

    Whoa, pace yourself! :smiley: and welcome to Basenotes, rthworld.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Ok SouthernGardens, Bvlgari Jasmin Noir will be heading out to you this week. You've been very generous with your collection, so I hope you enjoy this one.


    New offering. Is anyone in the USA...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/jasmin_zpsbbb86023.jpeg

    :vrolijk_26:

    Hello,
    I've got some Bvlgari Jasmin Noir EDP that's about 3/4 full or 15+ mls in the "charm" bottle...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    My vote, too. A karate-choppin' gold medal momma should be able sniff to her heart's desire. Take all the time you need FooDog.
  62. Re: New launch from Comme des Garcons: Comme des Garcons Black

    Mike, Speak of the devil. I feel like we just had a little "Build it and CdG will come" moment.
  63. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Oh no. Did you catch what Tony had?
  64. Re: Someday Noir by Bieber-a new fragrance, I confess, I think I will LOVE it!

    Oh Kalli! I GASPED at your headline. One, because he pumped out another, and Two, that you liked it! Well played. You forgot one of the base notes. Quarantined monkey.
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    Re: ELdO fragrance pair?

    Cute jujy, cute! Just what I'd expect from Rustbeltistan.
    Skinny Broad sounds pretty good, though!
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    Re: New from Marc Jacobs: Honey

    Right, Kalli. I was hoping that the OP's source had a typo, but every release clearly states 'fruity punch' with a Y. This gives me pause, as that either suggests a fragrance with childlike (or...
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    Re: Why can't I post in the market place

    (You can use the Search function for "Marketplace Rules")

    From the Moderators:

    To start a thread in the marketplace you must meet at least one of the following criteria:
    • You are a supporting...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    Bought some Oud Wood and Tubereuse Criminelle. An olfactory yin and yang.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday 28th March, 2013

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/asphalt_zpsd2283709.jpeg
    I smell like this guy, because I'm wearing Imaginary Authors' "The Cobra and the Canary". Any hay in it has been...
  70. Re: Not in Front of Other People: Spraying Perfumes is an Intimate Matter

    Inappropriate and odd. I'm surprised that management allowed it to continue. I'm also surprised that her collection wasn't relocated.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Is that how we lost FooDog? Ume is that dangerous?
  72. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    Bullpen! LOL. I kid, I kid. Thanks for the offer, though, PalmBeach. That's sweet of you.

    You all please enjoy to your heart's content. I'll live vicariously through you and get my sniffs on...
  73. Re: Sample Pass Around - Puredistance (CONUS please)

    SWEET. Very generous offer PalmBeach. Do they come in the $2300 crystal "lipstick case"?

    If any of you winners relinquish or are unable to uphold sniffing responsibilities of the task, I offer...
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    Re: When does Complexity become Cacophony?

    Thanks EndlesslySurprised for the levity on this (sometimes) surprisingly heated thread.
    (This could also be for anyone needing a reminder of the original hipsters.)
  75. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    elizrj, thanks for the nice words. 30Roses has a sneaky way of exposing us to many new scents and expanding our "To Try" list.

    XtremeK, you should be receiving your rose bouquet Thursday or...
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    SOTD Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Good morning. It's 00:06, so for this Night Owl, I think Noir de Noir is fitting...

    BUT, if anyone can recommend something similar, with the fruit-floral aspect de-tuned, I'd appreciate it.
    ...
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    SOTD Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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  78. Re: What is the ultimate most macho alpha male scent ever created?

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/macho_zps4b62b662.jpg

    There are only a few lucky people who have sniffed it, so if Hednic has any in his vault, I suggest he open it and start...
  79. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    HDDP, You would be saying goodbye to your Oud Wood.
    And when you blinked, Tubereuse Criminelle.
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    Re: Top Selling Female perfume in US?

    gmm150, This may be common sense to you, but of the ones that you boil down to, be sure to sniff on skin (probably yours) for a full 3+ hours to make sure that YOU can stomach it, as well. Some of...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    A for Acqua di Cuba by Santa Maria Novella. Sweet, light honey.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Twolf, I'm sorry for the delay in responding. I was reading about Woodhue and enjoyed the sweet, sentimental associations that people were making to it's scent. If it's still available, I'd be up...
  83. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Jujy, Well done. It's good to know we were on the same page. Sometimes I worry that I'm going to be way off-base and lose everyone's respect! I love how you were able to link this sweet cherub...
  84. Re: We have winners-- Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Drawing

    I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

    I'd like to do more research into the Aqua Allegoria line, as it's clearly got a different vision than the core Guerlains. When I tried...
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    SOTD Monday, March 25, 2013

    Good morning. Anyone having a slow start?

    Here's one way to begin and it is BODACIOUS. I love it! Stunning stuff. Thank you Genie Jeanie for this introduction.
    ...
  86. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Ha!
    I just saw the "Cleverer Than a Rose" piece about Peoneve under 'Articles'. Be sure to check it out before (or after) you try this fragrance.
  87. Well-timed adjunct to having just completed...

    Well-timed adjunct to having just completed 30Rose'sPeoneve Sample Pass yesterday. It's good to compare personal notes and see where my brain got it "right" (and wrong). This is definitely a lean,...
  88. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    30Roses, that :smiley_up:makes more sense.

    Peoneve is more of a botanical fragrance than a perfume that reminded me of my mother’s french rose water. It’s light, transparent and true to nature. ...
  89. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Wow. Who buys for your TJs? Mine always has the same old dusty boxes of Liz Taylor, Gloria Vanderbilt, one of the Kardashians and Haris Pilton, or whatever her name is. They're always wrapped in...
  90. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca, Drawing for 3 samples, USA only

    Sure, I'll give it a shot, 30Roses.

    (Currently trying to scrub the last of yesterday's Fille en Aiguilles off, so I can get this Peoneve party started. That Pine-Sol is clingy)
  91. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Thank you 30Roses. I received the package today and will give a proper wear and sniff test tomorrow. Lifting the cap gave me an initial peppered rose scent, so we'll see what emerges tomorrow.
    ...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    V is for Vetyverio by Diptyque. Pleasant, juicy, green and fleeting.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    A Jujy Pass. Would that be a Basenotes first? Squirt her, sniff her and pass her around. It sort of reminds me of when an old boss of mine hired two naked girls to lie on a table and wear sushi...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 20th March 2013

    That' rich, MikePerez23. Some of us are still in our microfleece long undies and arctic socks. (Do you even know what CuddleDuds and Thorlos are?)

    Jujy's in her green dirt, and I'm in my black...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Ha! I don't know any of them.
    That is amazingly generous of you. You must have an enormous collection to thin that many from the herd.
    Would any appeal to a spicy/oriental/conehead?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    Lucasai, I am a life-long doxie lover and deeply sympathize with what you're going through.
    After 16 years with Freda and 15 with Greta, I recognize that gray-haired snout on your sweet girl well....
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    F is for the delightful Fiore di Riso by Farmacia SS Annunziata
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, March 19, 2013

    http://i1273.photobucket.com/albums/y417/Schilling68/tomford_zpscafef035.jpeg

    Very sadly finishing off the last few drops of that handsome devil's Velvet Gardenia.
    It was great while it lasted,...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    W is for Weil de Weil
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    Re: Fragrance Ads (very cool website)

    That was totally fun. Thanks Cameron

    The early Art Decos and beautiful Emaraudes helped balance out the silliness that really hit its stride in the 70's ("Macho is b-a-a-d, and that's good") and...
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