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    Re: Smell and Tell: Two Vintage Weils

    Tried the Zibeline. I am not a major fan of floral aldehydics, but I understand now why Zibeline has such a following. In the drydown, Zibeline is original and strange. You might even call it...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    claimed.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    OK, here's my Spring Cleaning contribution:

    To one CONUS basenoter:LLP Memoire Cherie 1/2 oz 70%, Mackie Perhaps decant ~ 6 ml, SJP Lovely 3ml, assorted surprises TBD. Just PM me.
  4. Re: Poll Question: Your Oldest Bottle(s) of Perfume?

    I have some 1940s minis. they smell fine.
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    Re: Was this a good deal?

    The bottle is vintage 1980s. If the jus is good that's a fine price.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Thanks, Bookwyrm! You are the best!
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    Re: Overrated and underrated perfume houses

    Overrated: Almost every house since 1995, except Histoires des Parfums and MPG. Most of the half-baked Bonds and half of the repetitive Lutens and Fords could disappear and we wouldn't be much...
  8. Re: Vintage Emeraude and L'Aimant questions...

    Generally the jus in the gold crown bottles is pretty good. I have had several.
  9. Re: Vintage Emeraude and L'Aimant questions...

    Pfizer hasn't owned Coty since 1992 so its name on the bottle says it is older than that. Think Pfizer bought Coty in the 1960s. Don't know that the presence or the absence on the company name means...
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    Question for Brits: Vogue Perfume?

    I picked up a bottle of this British perfume at a thrift store; it looks like a cheapie but actually is a not bad woody floral musk. What's the scoop on it? Still made? Chav spit, as Luca Turin would...
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    Re: Top long lasting fragrances

    Estee Lauders, older Balenciagas, Piguets, Opium and its flankers, Poisons, older Avons (house has especially good chypres, most of which are discontinued but can be had for a song on Ebay).

    Stay...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    I'd like to offer 3 decants to a US basenoter, all in a lot:

    5ml Dolce & Gabana
    15 ml Eternity Man Active Fragrance
    4ml SL Vitriol d'Oelliet

    Please PM me rather than answering here.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Thanks much, Lillybelle, for your generosity but also for your many thoughtful posts at this site. I've enjoyed reading them for years.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    PMed you on that.
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    Re: Anyone else giving up on "vintage"?

    I have 80 bottles of perfume, probably 2/3s of them vintage. I never lust after vintages, however. I take them where I find them. When I finish a bottle, which is often, there's always some other...
  16. Re: Which of these perfume tattoos would YOU wear?

    The perfumes I wear everyday are already a kind of tattoo: a three-dimensional (sillage) projection of art.
  17. Re: Estee Lauder Azuree and Gres Cabochard- Does anyone find them somewhat similar?

    I have some vintage Aramis, and it's a ringer for vintage Cabochard. It does not cost much on Ebay. Modern Aramis is still fine at the counter too, the last time I smelled it, probably three years...
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    Re: Your Ideal Winter Wardrobe

    It's not quite winter here in NYC, but this is what I have been wearing/plan to wear;

    Jil Sander 4
    Hypnotic Poison
    Casmir
    Fracas
    Vendetta
    Fendi
    L'Arte de Gucci
    Magie Noire (vint)
  19. Re: Is Hypnotic Poison a fragrance that men can really pass off?

    I have HP and think a boy could wear it. It's vanillic and almondy but not that sweet. Sometimes t smells like Play-Dough!
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    Re: Cheap Perfume Guilty Pleasures

    These may be cheap in Britain, but not in the US. All my fumes are cheap because I buy them at thrift stores, but of those that started out cheap, I'm really digging my vintage bottle of Jontue. Such...
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    Re: Replique vintage

    I have a bottle of Replique parfum in the newer bottle (the one with the stylized French tricolor on the label). It's darkest brown and smells divine.

    PS, There's a pic of it in the Collector's of...
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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    There is no alternative to Chanel No 5 -- at least if you ask Brad Pitt. It's inevitable!....;)
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    Nobody mentioned VCA's Murmure. It's super and very wearable for daytime.
  24. Re: Two new mini purchases - Snob and Chaldee

    Snob is a super rich, ambery floral. I had a sample of a deep vintage and liked it very much. Don't know the others. They're even rarer.
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    Re: is makeup-alley down for anyone else?

    We're all flooded out here in NYC -- Sandy is a Katrina-like event. No power for many; no school; no transit; no post. Southernmost Manhattan, Queens beach communities were underwater for much of...
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    Re: Loewe Aire - anyone a wearer?

    It's a green floral with a chypre base. I had a bottle in the 1980s, probably the EDP, and I have the EDT now. I liked it better back in the day, but find it wearable in hot weather. I use it like a...
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    Re: L'Air du Temp

    I don't know that NR has made the parfum in a while. The vintage parfum often came in a velveteen-coated presentation box.
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    Re: Article: Chanel unveil Brad Pitt campaign

    I couldn't even tell it was an ad for perfume. A complete miss.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for the kind itrader rating.
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    Spectacular haul!
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Hi Genie, They are yours; just answer my pm. best, rednails
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    A couple of decants: vint. Fragonard Moment Vole ~10 ml, Balenciaga Rhumba 5ml. Want to unload both at once. US only.
  33. Thread: Vintage finds

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    Re: Vintage finds

    My latest vintage finds. Sorry about the blurry pic:15053
  34. Thread: Vintage finds

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    Re: Vintage finds

    I wish i could wear it, but NYC weather is NOT cooperating. I don't want to scare my colleagues.... I also just got some vintage tabu cologne. Can't war that in good conscience, either. Even my...
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    Re: Which scents smell like no other?

    Two long discontinued vintages: Bakir and Balahe
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    Re: Vintage Yearnings

    MOST of my collection is vintage (you can check out the discontinued group for pics of some bizarro bottles), but I'm always looking to augment it. So, I'm on the prowl for vintage Ma Griffe, Joy,...
  37. Re: Cinéma - Yves Saint Laurent...... Discontinued ?

    There has been a rumor about that for a while but the EDT at least is still plentiful on American shelves. Often I believe companies discontinue the stronger formulations but the EDT is the last to...
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    Re: Do you girls wear Terre d'Hermès?

    anyone can wear it; it's not markedly masculine
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    Re: Your impressions of Tocca fragrances?

    I just tried Giulietta, which is named after one of my favorite actresses, Giulietta Masina. I was all prepared to hate it after a big white flower top note, but then it mellowed into yummy...
  40. Re: Visa by Robert Piguet AND Peach frustrations,thoughts

    Just sampled Visa; found it too sweet, not at all leathery. 1969 is the ticket for peach -- strange, wonderful. Promesse is pretty but doesn't do it for me; it's like a chiffon party dress -- not my...
  41. Re: New Fragrances: Maison Martin Margiela - Replica Flower Market, Beach Walk and Funfair Evening

    Those sound interesting. MM Untitled certainly is -- with a pronounced peanuty top note, it's Replica Thai Food.
  42. Re: Oooooooh!!!... Vintage Paco Rabanne La Nuit EDP

    As LT says, "like Tabu on a horse!" I don't know why you'd need to stock up, though. I have maybe a quarter ounce, and it's a lifetime supply.
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    Re: Comparison Tabu vs Raffinee ?

    Vintage Houbigant Raffinee is much better quality than the stuff Dana sells nowadays. Tabu is a balsamic,like Youth Dew. Raffinee is an oriental floral, rich and spicy, with a pronounced peach-plum...
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    Re: Today I Bought - May 2012

    Vintage Replique parfum
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    Re: FREAK any thoughts on this fragrance??

    Got a Sephora sample. A bit unusual for what The Non-Blonde calls Sephora's "Hall of Dreck" but not so special that I'd go for it. I'd be interested in hearing her take on it.
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    Re: In Praise of Vintage

    A huge percentage of my collection is vintage; I always smell like an old lady. Only in certain niche perfumes do you find any moderns that approach the sublimity of the oldsters like Patou's Que...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    PM'ed you. You are so generous, our dear Twolf!
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    Re: Vintage Chanel in Eau de Cologne strength?

    I have a vintage No. 5 cologne, not EDC, in a rechargeable bucket bottle. The secret of the old No. 5 colognes' wonderful complexity is that they're filled with civet. They say the No. 5 formula...
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    Re: That typical head shop incense smell...

    TF's Black Orchid smells like a head shop I used to frequent in the 1970s. Lush's Tuca Tuca just smells like a head shop
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    Re: Older Chloe fragrances

    The vintage EDT in the frosted bottle is stronger than most current parfums
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    Re: Has anyone worn LiLi of Bermuda fragrances?

    I have a sample of vintage Lily. It's wonderful!
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    Re: thoughts on Belle D'Opium??

    I tried some yesterday. I wasn't impressed. I found it something along the lines of "one of the lighter Opium flankers meets Angel." I guess I'm really not into the foody notes. It also didn't last...
  53. Re: Please help: Girlfriend loves Light Blue by D&G, what else might she like?

    Calvin Klein Beauty
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    Re: Today I Bought March 2012

    Newer Ombre Rose is more synthetic and harsher than the vintage.
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    Re: Saturday Freebie Thread

    Excellent review, redneck! Had a great time reading it!
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    Re: What We Wore as teenagers?

    mostly stole from mom:

    l'Air du Temps
    Chanel 5
    Rive Gauche
    Lauren
    Charlie
    Tatiana
    White Shoulders
    Opium
  57. Thread: Lentheric

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    Re: Lentheric

    Remember Tweed? This bottle is probably from the 1940s.

    http://s1155.photobucket.com/albums/p547/bronxbeauty50/?action=view&current=IMG_1539.jpg
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    Re: Pascal Morabito Nejma Fragrances

    I've tried 2,3,4 and 5. They're very strong, formulated for Gulf Arab tastes.
  59. Re: Pick a number and get a Balenciaga

    1961
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    This is what I have that doesn't have boxes. I have 2 trays of bottles in boxes and 3 cigar boxes full of minis, 1 of samples and another of decants. Lotta vintage here.
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    Thanks, Nick. For a real dirtfest, order yourself...

    Thanks, Nick. For a real dirtfest, order yourself a sample of Providence Perfume Co.'s Indolice. Really, check it out -- if you dare!
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    Re: Your Favorite Vintage Houses!

    No one has mentioned Coty. Vint. l'Origan, L'Aimant and many others are worth sampling. Same with Fabrege: Aphrodisia and Woodhue are classic scents. They're not Guerlain or Chanel, but they're worth...
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    Re: Oh dear a disaster

    I have a vintage EDT that's stronger than most extraits. That little ounce bottle is a lifetime supply -- you can't wear more than 3 spritzes at a time...
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    Re: Krasnaya Moskva

    I have a sample of it and some other Russian perfumes sent to me by a lovely basenoter/MUAer. Red Moscow is a big carnation-spicy thing, old fashioned but grand. Or des Scythes is a golden floral...
  65. Re: "Vintage" versus current: can you tell by the ingredient list?

    Yes. I don't know what year they required that perfume boxes list the ingredients, but bottles produced before then just have "alcohol, fragrance."
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    Re: Parfum/ Pure Parfum/ Extrait collections

    Mostly what I have in parfum are vintage minis, some of them quite micro. It's hard to wear such small quantities in earnest, so mostly I dab them just to admire them.

    Scherrer I
    Detchema...
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    Re: Indolic, dark jasmine!

    A fairly indolic jasmin is VCA's Murmure. Also a +1 for TDC's Jasmin de nuit, Lush's Lust. A truly poopy one is Providence Perfume's Indolice. It's on the offense order of ELDO's Secretions...
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    Re: Today I Bought: January 2012

    I know people who like it, but upon sampling I found it among the more formal, stuffy aldehydics. That said, it could be elegant on the right person. Each to his own taste!
  69. Re: Bourbon French Parfums - a taste of Louisiana

    Anyone ever tried BF's Voodoo Love? It's sex in a bottle. Lots of cloves, civet. I had a small sample sent to me in a swap. Men complimented me when I wore it.
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    Re: Unknown M. Micallef's

    I had Sashka Gold, but gave it to my mom. Big mairose-jasmine floral woody musky, very perfumey
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    Re: Anything like KL out there?

    Hillaire, Good recommendation on the Oro. You can sometimes find big bottles of that at Marshall's and TJ for $30. It has lots of mandarine orange and spice, like KL, but is more sheer and modern.
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    Re: Anything like KL out there?

    Anne Pliska is similar to the "Constant Comment" tea notes in KL. Cinnabar, especially old bottles, has the spices. Fendi and Teatro have the Damascones (spicy rose essence). You could also try...
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    Re: Byzance - Rochas

    Don't know what vintage my EDT is. I bought it at an out of the way store that was known to sell old stock. I DON'T smell any ginger in it, if that's a clue, per Hillaire.
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    Re: Byzance - Rochas

    Think I'll wear it tomorrow, now that you've reminded me of it!
  75. Re: Finding the common note: Antilope, Ma Griffe, My Sin

    Speaking of No. 5. I have an oooooooooold bottle of cologne -- they don't make it anymore, I don't think. It is full of....civet.
  76. Re: Finding the common note: Antilope, Ma Griffe, My Sin

    All three definitely have aldehydes. I sampled my vintage Ma Griffe today. After the moss subsided, I was left with aldehydes and gardenia. My Sin is a civet monster, in my recall, which the other...
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    Re: Bottega Veneta

    I had a similar reaction. I thought it was very well done, but it did not knock my socks off. Comparing it to its closest analog, Daim Blond, I find the latter more interesting and angular, maybe. I...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    Geisha Noire by AromaM, an indie perfumer. A great, dark amber.
    ...
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    Re: l'Air du Temps, Nina Ricci

    I asked this Q in the bottle-collecting forum, but I thought I'd post it here, too. Does anyone know if vintage LDT parfum in the single-dove Lalique presentation has "Lalique" etched on the bottom...
  80. QUESTION: Nina Ricci l'Air du Temps Parfum -- Lalique bottles

    Does anyone know if the vintage LDT parfum in the single-dove velvet-boxed Lalique presentation has "Lalique" etched on the bottom of the bottle? Thanks, rednails
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    Re: TJMaxx, Marshalls, Ross

    Hi Evangeline, I think the newer formulation is a bit sweeter than the original, more of an aldehyde and less of a classic chypre, but I haven't opened the new bottle and haven't smelled the new...
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    Re: TJMaxx, Marshalls, Ross

    I bought 2 bottles of K de Krizia at a TJ about a month and a half ago @$25 per
  83. Poor lady! Such a beautiful life, cut short so...

    Poor lady! Such a beautiful life, cut short so tragically! I don't own any of her perfumes, but I shall wear l'Heure Bleu today in her memory.
  84. Thread: Paradox

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    Re: Paradox

    Perfume is soooo subjective. I sampled Paradox once and found it undistinguished but unobjectionable. Meanwhile, I love Talisman and like Therorema, just wish it lasted longer.
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    Re: The skankiest of them all

    Vintage BAV EDC
    " Avon Occur!
    " My Sin
    " Revlon Intimate
    PR La Nuit
    Montana Parfum de Peau
    Tom Ford Urban Musk

    Also, someone recently sent me a sample of...
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    Re: Compliments on Perfume

    In recent times I have gotten compliments on:

    Alahine
    Fendi
    Belle en Rykiel
    Rumba
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    Re: ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    Does not sound that much different than the Kim Karsashian frag. Disappointing. I'm much more interested in the Dita von Teese number.
  88. Re: Is it weird that I don't smell ANY patchouli in Portrait of a Lady?!

    I have a sample of the cream perfume. It is nothing short of a patch monster.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Nice haul, Bookwyrm. Never saw those on shelves anywhere. Have seen Tearose Amber. Kinda curious about that one.
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    Re: Please help date/ id vintage collection!!

    Some might date from the late 1970s, others from the early 1980s. That Chanel has the big stopper; think it's an 80s thing.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    I actually bought an ounce bottle of Nueva Maja recently at a thrift store. Great oak moss in that.
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    Re: if i like RL Tuxedo, i'll love ...

    Ma Griffe shares a gardenia note and general green feeling with Tuxedo
  93. Thread: Vintage finds

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    Re: Vintage finds

    I have some 50 year old Arpege. It's aldehydic, but the base is damn civety. Too skanky to wear on humid days.
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    Re: Room Spray as Cologne

    I dunno about this, but it's probably safer to spray clothes rather than skin.
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    Turin is wrong on many things, Sanchez even more. Promesse de l'Aube 5 stars? At most 4. Many of the 4 stars have also suffered bad reformulations. Why is the new Ferre 4 star but DK Black Cashmere...
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    Re: What exactly WAS Le Feu d'Issey like?

    LT talks about the Vitamin B note in this -- and I can attest that it was there. Not my cup of tea, but completely original, artistic and compelling if you were into it.
  97. Re: VIOLET BLONDE - Tom Ford's New Women's Signature Fragrance

    Seems like a violet revival is on. First Tuca Tuca on the low end and now this. Ford is pushing it -- it was the only scent strip in the NY Times style magazine that came out this week. I liked what...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Givenchy Organza. The bottle is so over the top. love it.

    Does anyone else think that they'll be discontinuing this soon? It's reaching that age when manufacturers start to look to garrott.
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    Re: Vintage Tabu Cologne - Green Color?

    Don't think they ever made green Tabu. Tabu always looked like dark maple syrup.
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    Re: Which house(s) do you collect?

    I collect Balenciaga, having in various sizes Le Dix, Talisman, Michelle, Cialenga and Rumba. I guess you could also say I collect Balmain (Balmain de Balmain, Jolie Madame, Ivoire, Miss Balmain,...
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