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  1. Thread: Off-Topic

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    "The only kind of job you'll ever succeed at" ugh! That's a nasty dangling participle if ever I've seen one. What an illiterate jackass. Sadly, those are the "bosses" out there, bossing everyone...
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    http://www.fragrantica.com/search/

    Here are some I found to consider.

    Jasmal by Creed, Madame Rochas, Carven- Vert et Blanc, Gres- Cabochard
  3. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/selenagomezperfumeadz.jpg

    This makes it look like this poor girl is swimming in perfume. Very odd.
  4. Re: What are the fragrances that you "couldn't live without"

    Sticking with available scents- not vintage;

    IPDF- Tulipano Nero
    Profumum- Neroli
    Caron- French Can Can
    Caron- Tabac Blond
    Esteé Lauder- Azureé


    ​I feel like I'm insulting the rest of my...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/23icyky.jpg

    I keep thinking I am done collecting but something great comes along. This 'Caron' even had some remnants of the glorious perfume. It smelled very much like...
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    Re: Sunday chuckle from The New Yorker

    Sounds divine!
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    Yes, how nice to find one you already have. That's happened to me before. I'm sure you'll also continue exploring and discovering new things. Have fun!
  8. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: The Porcelain You May See On The Floor Could Really Be Kitten Teeth

    That is funny. I would think smell would be a factor, but apparently, it isn't.

    Your URL address needs
    the word 'video' all in caps surrounded by these [ ] the last one; following your...
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    Re: Rance 1795: reviews or feedback?

    I like the perfumed soaps. Freesia is wonderful. I was surprised as I usually dislike the note and find it artificial.
  10. Re: An aromatic, herby perfume with lasting power

    Derby rocks!
  11. Thread: Off-Topic

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    We we have plenty of deer but I live in the city. There are too many fences around between my area and the edge of town.

    Where my sister is there are woods all around and the deer come into town,...
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    http://i61.tinypic.com/242v77k.jpg

    Lilies in July. Ok, I'll stop now.
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    A view of the back patio at dusk.

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2cy5vgm.jpg
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    http://i60.tinypic.com/vhsu38.jpg

    I thought you might like to see some different views. This is where I've crammed in a couple of tomato plants next to the patio. As you see, I hate rolling up the...
  15. Thread: Off-Topic

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    http://i58.tinypic.com/e0mwxl.jpg

    This section was all choke cherries and weed trees. I used the hose to mark out an island shape.
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    Zinnias and marigolds.
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    http://i58.tinypic.com/a1ssz.jpg

    Thanks, Jujy. I know the feeling. My sister is in NJ. She can't grow anything the deer won't eat.

    Here are some views of roses in July. These are David Austin....
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    I predict more and more pepper as a trumped up base note. We're already seeing it everywhere and in a multitude of 'colors'.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 27, 2014

    http://th05.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2011/137/c/8/black_tulip_by_irrationalrationale-d3gluyf.jpg
    I Profumi di Firenze-
    Tulipano Nero
    A Medieval tapestry of dark rose
  20. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Very interesting collage. A great exuberant floral could be ​Creed- Jardin D'Amalfi.
  21. Re: Differences between sample and full bottle?

    Yes, it's coverage you're needing.
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    Re: Turning 50, looking for a new scent...

    Happy 50th! And welcome! Wow! A fellow Tulipano Nero fan, I never thought I'd find one! That one is really special. I just wore it the other day and was amazed, yet again. A recent favorite for me is...
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    Re: Neroli essential oil instead of fragrance

    Try Madini Oils ​the small bottles are plenty big and will last forever. This stuff is strong.

    http://madini.com/index.htm
  24. Re: An aromatic, herby perfume with lasting power

    I hate to confuse you but, since you will be in London, I hope you find time to try Ormonde Jayne- Woman. A herbal-green scent with the unusual main note of hemlock. I love this one and it is...
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    Re: An Inspiring Vetiver?

    I love Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver ​now. It's my newest Vetiver crush. Soft and unisex.

    Mazzolari- Vetyver ​is a bit more floral but still unisex. It has a 'golden' aspect I really like. Lovely for...
  26. Thread: Off-Topic

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    :kiss: I'll post a few more in a bit.
  27. Re: My first experience with the vintage versus new formulations -- Hermes Bel Ami

    I only just discovered the modern. So curious & jealous. Such are the unrequited mysteries of perfumophilia. (Sigh)

    Interesting- one of the few new scents to get a positive reaction from my...
  28. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Thanks, Shades! So glad you enjoy it, too.
  29. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Thanks, Hednic. I do enjoy it although it's become such hard work that I do have to have help now. But it's still a small operation. I have to have help or I'll end up in the chiropractor's office.
  30. Re: Have Reformulations ruined fragrances? : Dior Homme, Chergui, Timbuktu?

    Tinkering with a formula changes a perfume so much that it it is no longer the same juice. You are being scammed by these companies. They should not be allowed to charge the money they do for the...
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    There are a few that are still great (hold your breath). One that comes to mind is Houbigant Aperçu. ​Still available on the Internet, affordable and as glorious a floral chypre as any you're likely...
  32. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Thank-you both. Of course I have millions more pics. I hope it's not too boring to see the same yard over again. Just my little way of journaling. When I moved here, 12 & 1/2 years ago there was...
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    http://i61.tinypic.com/mn0soo.jpg

    If I could I would have a field of these "Double Delight" roses. They smell as good as they look. They have a powerful perfumed rose scent. I would love to bring...
  34. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Puss In Boots X3

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    The pansies are still looking good for some reason. It hasn't been too hot until recently.
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    http://i57.tinypic.com/16irzfc.jpg

    My humble garden in July. Mostly stuff that is heat tolerant. Roses, zinnias, marigolds, and salvia. I'm going to put in canna to attract hummingbirds.
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    The view from the patio.
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    Here comes Ruby.
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    "Sum and Substance" hosta by the door- July.
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    I'm always amazed at what cats will get up to. So cute.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    Extrait spray tester? How luxurious!

    The juice from the Paris boutique may be more to your liking.
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    Re: Is Amouage watering down ?

    Likewise!
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    IMO extrait is the only way to get the real deal- maximum enjoyment from this glorious juice. Time's a wastein' , you only live once!

    When you get it, don't bother with that silly stopper. Put the...
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    Re: The glory of Montale

    Thank-you! I do what I can. Gotta support the team!
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    Re: The glory of Montale

    I turned a friend on to Black Aoud. He is a guy who thinks fragrance is strictly 'not manly' shall we say. He grew up on a farm. Very tough conditions. But he does like to smell good for 'the...
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    Re: I'm not normally...but...

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/37903/eau-illuminee-by-parfums-delrae

    I'm not normally a lavender lover but I DO love DelRae- Eau Illuminée.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    http://www.virtual-history.com/movie/photo/pr17/large/chinatown1.jpg

    Bond No.9-
    Chinatown
    Perfumer- Aurélien Guichard
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    http://www.virtual-history.com/movie/photo/pr17/large/chinatown1.jpg

    Bond No.9- Chinatown
    Perfumer- Aurélien Guichard
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    Re: Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth?

    I believe Coco Chanel had a High-ranking Nazi officer as a live-in boyfriend during WWII. I do NOT CONDONE that behavior in any way. But I have quite a lot of great Chanel perfumes. What to do...
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    Re: Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth?

    Personally, I wouldn't 'avoid' this or any other house based on some prejudice about business practices. Perfume companies vary in their generosity across the board.
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    Re: Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth?

    Yes, as far as problematic sampling, I have to go from Lincoln, NE to Kansas City, MO- a 200 mile jaunt (about 3 hrs) to sample this and numerous other niche scents - Hermes, Jo Malone, Chanel,...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/14kfzes.jpg

    This is crystal 'cut to clear' Bohemian style Czech. Small, only about 3" long.
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    Re: Bond No.9 - what is full bottle worth?

    So they don't make the samples anymore? Or they are restricted in some way? They've always been expensive and hard to get as far as I know. Like Chanel.

    I like Wall Street for men. And the...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Those samples were huge. I would still like to hear from Remik. We need to have feedback from kbf1972 and he needs to send the samples on. More people could certainly chime in later. If kbf1972 is...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 23rd July 2014

    http://www.danceanddance.com/styles/Can_Can.jpg

    Caron-
    French CanCan
    French Parfum
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Where has everyone gone?
  56. Thread: Off-Topic

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    This is a wacky PR stunt for sure. Fun to see, though.
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    They like the radio up loud, apparently.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

    Thanks, everyone for your kind congratulations. :kiss:

    Happiest of Birthdays to Danieq!
  59. Re: Is my Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue a fake?

    http://fast.dolcegabbana.com/beauty/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/dolce-and-gabbana-light-blue-perfume-women.png

    It looks like there may be a variation on the cap design as shown here in this ad from...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

    Thank-you, Roberto. I was lucky enough to catch a great 2oz perfume on EBay years ago. Sadly neglected. I had forgotten how yummy this is! A superior classic of its type. I'm sure you smell...
  61. Re: A light, sweet and salty, high quality sea/aquatic fragrance — what have I missed?

    How about Montale- Soleil de Capri​? Beach and sunshine, lasts and doesn't change.
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    http://youtu.be/72yqTPYvZ0o

    Is it really this easy to train these dogs? You just talk to them?
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    http://youtu.be/BWAK0J8Uhzk

    Dogs driving. This is a hoot. Very silly.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

    http://theredlist.com/media/database/fashion2/topics/sportwear_chic/emilio_pucci/026_emilio_pucci_theredlist.jpg
    Emilio Pucci-
    Vivara Vintage
    Chic chypre. Gutsy and green.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/46805/iris-39-by-le-labo

    LeLabo- Iris 39 ​a dry, elegant Iris suitable for either sex.
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    Re: Hi Everyone. New Forum Member Here

    Good for you, taking the plunge. I hope you love your new fumes!
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    Thats my philosophy, too. If you find something you love. I mean really can't live without...do try to get it because they re formulate everything at the drop of a hat. Grrrr. (My current annoyance...
  68. Re: Differences between sample and full bottle?

    I wouldn't say "better" but different. I attribute it to application coverage. Sometimes the FB can turn out to have a note I don't like which comes out in full force when I spray on a good amount.
    ...
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    Re: Advice for new scent

    Very good!

    Also- Hermes- Bel Ami ​and Welcome!
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    Re: I blame you basenotes :p

    Welcome! Sorry about your credit card :sad: Enjoy your new fumes! :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Erin, what I do is copy the URL address. (First Google 'image' then touch 'see image') put before the address and after it. That usually works.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    http://www.iamsentme.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/inspiring-Rock-Garden-Landscape-and-garden-landscape-design-stairs-and-trail-planted-many-plants-there-are-also-flowers.jpg

    Caron-
    Fleurs de...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    I was able to return this with no problem. Thanks to the honest EBay seller. I appreciate it.
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    Re: Classic scents like Chanel No. 5

    A beauty I'm wearing now; Floris- Edwardian Bouquet. Try it, you won't be sorry. Also, Parfums de Rosine- Une Folie des Roses ​- a charming greenish chypre rose. Both still available.
    ...
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    http://sav-cdn.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/superphoto/11390928.jpg

    Rory Mclroy just won this "Claret Jug" in The British Golf Open. Being kissed here by South African winner- Ellis.
    I...
  76. Thread: Off-Topic

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    What a character! I wonder if he would be so ornery with the adult tigers.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 20, 2014

    http://warehouse1.indicia.org.uk/upload/Oak%20Moss%20or%20Stag%20Lichen%20(Evernia%20prunastri)%20%20Donkey%20Lane%20%20Sapcote%20SP%204852%209287%20(taken%2015.7.2009).jpg
    Oak moss
    Givenchy III ...
  78. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Actual scent allergy is not respiratory but contact related- YES!
    These whiners are just people who hate your perfume. And who can blame them? There's a lot of bad juice out there. My MIL used to...
  79. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    I know it's not listed but it smells similar to my nose. Go figure.
  80. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    Yes, no doubt. There're a plethora of bad scents that give perfumes a bad rap.
  81. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    I have been around people who should spend some time in the the shower and use a toothbrush and mouthwash. I wonder if I could have a zone around my person that would be obeyed by these hooligans?...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    This looks interesting. Is it a paid subscription only? It seems to be only in German.
  83. Re: Similarities between Plum Japonais and Pomegranate Noir

    I don't know these other scents you are comparing with PJ. I compared it to Chinatown (Bond) and got a striking resemblance. I, too, got more plum and smoother incense from the PJ. I can't quite put...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 19 July 2014

    http://cdn.3oneseven.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/green-frog.jpg

    Christian Dior- Dioressence
    Vintage EDT
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    A lovely myrrh scent to try is - ​Paestum Rose- L'Italie.
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    Sticky: Re: 3g, 4gLTE, download speeds, what is the effect

    I know zero about this stuff but my brother had a pre-paid plan while he was visiting here. It ended up costing him a lot of money in extra fees.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VSWCJNq2e1k/TvUuiVFFSnI/AAAAAAAADxI/Ga6sZPtO9cI/s1600/To+Have+And+Have+Not+1.jpg

    Chanel- No.19
    Vintage EDP
    Smoky galbanum.
    Bacall meets Bogey in her first film- ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I think I will go with Chanel- no.19 for Lauren Bacall in "To Have and Have Not". Her first film, she was only 19 years old and she met the love of her life, Humphrey Bogart. The smoky vintage...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Cool, my avatar, you know. Her famous film was "Pandora's Box". Don't know of any fumes with Pandora reference, though.
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    Yummy, fat mouse! They don't call them clever foxes for nothing.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17th July 2014

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GoVdvCCWgpM/TUlPt5yys6I/AAAAAAAAABg/canUID8izDE/s1600/Mealy+Amazon+Parrot+1+web.jpg

    Estée Lauder- Azureé
    Glorious green chypre.
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    Delicious, thanks!
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    Sticky: Re: Avatars vs. Photos

    :shocked:
    Shock & Awe!
    77,000, Hednic!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 16th July 2014

    http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000PFWXm.GdF8s/s/860/688/wsi-cld051.jpg

    Lubin- Nuit de Longchamp
    Vintage Eau de Cologne
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    Sticky: Re: Avatars vs. Photos

    It's a beautiful likeness. They say a portrait always has something amiss with the mouth. This one appears to be spot on.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2005/10/03/hermes-caleche-soie-de-parfum-fragrance-review/
    I opened the small bottle of this. First I had to put it in the refrigerator overnight, squirt lube on the neck...
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    Says the pirate.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i61.tinypic.com/rlkkch.jpg

    This is from the same estate. Lubin- Nuit de Longchamp, 4oz. ​I tried to open this but it's frozen. I put it in the refrigerator. I also squirted lube on the...
  99. Re: New (no vintage) Modern Masculine scents - Anything out there to talk about ?

    Aedes has it, in Chelsey.
  100. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    I, personally am tired of incense used in place of oak moss or some other anchor/base note. In this case it's referred to as 'white incense'. Maybe that's why it comes forward and sits on top of the...
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