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  1. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    That is both a reasonable approach and a shared hope. Just understand that "relatively quickly" in the context of vaccine development is still a year or more away. We may have to play fast and loose...
  2. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Fauci's statement today: "We still need to do the definitive studies to determine whether any intervention, not just this one, is truly safe and effective. But when you don’t have that information,...
  3. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    That's not what viruses generally do, and certainly not what the antibiotic is for. Viral pneumonia, and the treatments for it, compromise the body's immune system, opening the floodgates for...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Jolie Madame
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    Me, too.

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Not mine: Mrs. S. did her undergrad work (degrees in biological science and music) at USC. Next month, she gets her PharmD from Western University of Health Sciences. Unfortunately, the pandemic...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    The other Lanvin for Men.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

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    This is a wisteria vine growing in my backyard. I've got a slightly different one that blooms on a different schedule. They help to stave off depression about the state of the world.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ha! Awesome! Don't think I've even seen that one yet, apart from your bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

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    Geo. F. Trumper Eucris EDP.

    People have been asking whether this still has oakmoss, and, if so, how much, and then how does Trumper still sell it with the latest EU regulations?

    I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Well, I now have a bottle of King’s Men Thistle & Plaid en route, along with two other King’s Men scents. Have you tried the others?
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Maybe they just approved the idea of hybrid-cloning Tom Ford without actually smelling it. Or, you know, “we don’t like it, but it sells when he does it, so…”
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Good to know! They don’t list ingredients, so it doesn’t address the moss question, but it’s notable that it’s at multiple retailers in the US.

    I’m going to wear it today.

    NOTE: For the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yes.

    And, if you’re Jacques Fath, grey.
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    So far as I know. I've never purchased from them.





    There, I can't help you.
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/Fraghead-T-Shirt-by-TJMNUT/24996589.FB110
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    I don't think regulations had anything to do with the 2017 reboot of Eau Sauvage Parfum. My understanding is they decided to bring it closer to the original. I have not yet tried ESP 2017, so I have...
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    Re: fragranticas new pictures for notes

    Fragrantica has good information and good people, but it looks like it was designed by a blind person with a grudge against sighted people. So, I just ignore all the graphic elements and stick to the...
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Not nearly as good as the original Eau Sauvage in my book. Certainly not more successful, given that it was reformulated soon thereafter.
  20. Re: The Exquisite & Unique accord of notes in Hammam Bouquet: Top to middle notes

    I went looking for that info and turned up a BN post that said, if the Hammam Bouquet box says "Eau de Toilette" on the base (below the line) as opposed to the top (just above the line), it predates...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Mine predates the latest round of regulations, so it's probably also loaded, but I still haven't worn it. Maybe tomorrow. I don't think it would tell us how 2020 bottles are formulated. It's not like...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Somehow, the date escaped me, but I was wondering about the Patou logo. D'oh! You should have tried to sell it to me. Great story, though!
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    The widely-available EDT now contains tree moss instead of oakmoss.

    Last I checked, UK sellers won't ship the EDP to the US, save for Face & Co.—via eBay and its own site—which lists the...
  24. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Not everyone likes GIT.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Another nod to Sniffman's collection of mid-cen esoterica:

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  26. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Sure, but that's damning with faint praise. When I gave it a test-drive, my conclusion was that it was fine, but nothing I'd spend money on. (I felt similarly about Platinum Égoďste.) It wouldn't...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    FYI: Ireland is a member of the EU and subject to its regulations. If Fragrances of Ireland weren't an IFRA member, then it couldn't distribute its products in the EU. The current posted ingredients...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    MAC Shadescents: My Heroine

    Is it vintage? It was issued in 2016; but then again, it's discontinued. So, kinda sorta. Anyway, I'm vintage, so I'll put it here.

    Brooks Otterlake...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Wearing it today, and find this description so completely on target, I will probably quote it in my SOTD entry. Not sure whether I can call it "vintage," given that it's from 2016 on the one hand and...
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    BTW, my workaround for the Directory home page issue is to go to my wardrobe page and search from there.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    This seems to be somewhat platform-dependent. On Mac desktop with Safari, almost no problems here. On iPhone with Safari, many problems, but switching to Chrome resolves them.

    The one oddity I...
  32. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Then I’m a terrible, terrible person.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Jeanette Duran is new to me. What’s l’Envie about?
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    Re: Dior Oud Rosewood 2020 Discussion

    I hope the fragrance is better composed than the ad copy.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Were you seriously considering it?
  36. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    As used by the OP, the “grail” would be for perfume companies rather than for consumers. I don’t want to wear something everyone likes, but I’d love to be able to sell it.
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    (Duplicate post: please ignore.)
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Sure, Tsar made it into my collection because it “ticked the right boxes,” and regardless of my feeling about it, it has plenty of fans. And Paco Rabanne is an obvious one. Aero should try both.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks! I certainly will.
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    I second all these except Tsar (which I have to try again, but didn’t wow me on the first try) and Caractere (because I haven’t tried it yet).

    It’s a good list.
  41. Re: Men's Fragrance: Life After Oakmoss (Decade in Review/Discussion)

    Absolutely, and in all matters of taste, not just fragrance. There are even people whose taste is such that, if they like something, I know to avoid it (and no doubt my taste serves the same purpose...
  42. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    That's a different concept of "grail" than that put forward by the OP, though. Tspencer is defining it as a fragrance everyone likes. You're defining it as a fragrance everyone (at least within a...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    I've worn it exactly once, last October. I remember liking it, but that's about it. In fact, most of my wardrobe I've either worn once or not at all yet, because I've been in a rapid acquisition and...
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    I could try to compile a list, but it's probably easier to suggest you look at my wardrobe, since the larger part of it meets your criteria.
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    Re: Coronavirus and International Packages ?

    I've had long delays of packages from Germany, France, Italy, Hungary, and Australia to the US. It's not the end of the world (so to speak), but I'm disinclined toward further international purchases...
  46. Re: Bottega Veneta EDP and other scents going away

    Some possible reasons:

    1. Non-compliance with new EU/IFRA regulations
    2. Losses or low profits in the their fragrance division
    3. Temporary suspension of manufacture as parent company Coty...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Not actually the Russisch Leder of 1967, but that's the closest thing in the directory.

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    The "dry" ("herb") variant of Johann Maria Farina's Kölnisch Juchten (Russian Leather...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It’s actually older, advertised c. 1945.

    How would you describe it?
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    Re: My New “Vintage” Dior Fahrenheit!!

    Batch code indicates 1994. Congrats!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Roger & Gallet Sandalwood
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    Re: CHANEL EGOĎSTE discontinued?

    That's true. But, the subject of this thread wasn't, "What do you think of Égoďste?" or, "What are some frags you think are overrated?" So, what's the point of chiming in on this thread with a "who...
  52. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Still working: just redirecting my efforts to things less dependent on working with other people.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It's now some 30+ hours since I put on Mennen Hawk, and it still persists as a discernible (and handsome) skin scent. So, no new SOTD until tomorrow.
  54. Re: Bored, so I'm going to wear my wardrobe in alphabetical order

    You might have another "B" arriving a little late.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Sorry you didn’t like it.
  56. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Looks like the Kölnisch Juchten (ordered March 8) is finally “being prepared for delivery,” and the Bienaimé Vermeil (March 14) is “inbound out of customs.” The Opium arrived; the Weil, Bourjois, and...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    That’s one I’d not heard of before. I look forward to your review.
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    No, and It’s a low priority, as I’m not a fan of sweet, vanilla-forward scents, nor TF in general, though I do like Tobacco Oud and Noir Anthracite.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nice haul, indeed! I’ve got about half of those so far. What’s that to the right of the Vétiver Carven?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Well, you needn’t wear the Hawk, either, but you might want to spray something as a sort of reminder. If you run low, tell me.

    Millionaire, I don’t have and have never smelled. I’m deciding...
  61. Re: Antique Georgian Green Cut Glass Scent Bottle Solid Silver Top

    Lovely!
  62. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    If you're the only one who wants it, that isn't much ammo. If lots of people want it, chances are they already know.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll put a decant in with your Encre Noire.
  64. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    You mean, like this one?

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Hawk, by Mennen. A surprisingly good chypre, characterized by some as musk-laden, but I'm getting amber and leather. To think this is what used to be a mass-market cheapie.
  66. Re: Need help with batch code of my O de Lancome

    Raiders says 1999. Looks good!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Hey, nothing is for everyone. The way I see it, it just means you didn’t outbid me. So, thanks!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sounds like a good candidate for the next VSS, virus permitting.
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    From your list, Brooks, I have:

    Aramis Havana (vintage)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Polo (Warner)
    Jacomo de Jacomo (vintage)
    Roger & Gallet Open
    MAC Shadescents: My Heroine
    Lalique Ombre Noire
    Tom...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I got tired of not having it.

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    Knize Ten—not deep vintage, but before they took all the oakmoss out.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Finally, something I like about Dynasty: Carrington.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ah, yes, we were just talking about this. How’s it wearing?
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    Re: Frags you forgot you had?

    I think I’d be frightened if you hadn’t.
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    Re: Frags you forgot you had?

    I’ve bought a bottle of Lancetti Uomo EDP because I forgot I already had one. It’s good, but I didn’t think I needed a backup.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Well, mid-project, the gnome fell and broke his foot. So, he had to go to the gnome repair shop.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It seems a bit like Amélie’s garden gnome. (My wife took her USC garden gnome on a European tour, much to the chagrin of the security guards in countless museums and shops who were arm-twisted into...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    Makes sense, and I’ll get them under my nose some day. And really, I don’t think Amyris is bad; rather, it’s a good expression of an aesthetic foreign to mine.

    As for my “son,” he doesn’t really...
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    Re: You're having a nightmare...

    Joop! Homme
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th March, 2020

    My SOTN turned out to be MFK Amyris Pour Homme. My “surrogate son” bought some for himself and brought it by so Mrs. S and I could get a taste. (I know, social distancing, but I think APH kills...
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    No, please, it was awesome. Love or hate the fragrance, the description was spot on.
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I second the nomination, both of the note to survey and the BN member to oversee it.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    At last, I can say I own a Jaguar.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Good to know about the reformulation. I don't think it's something I need to jump on, and Mrs. S. has too many fragrances for her liking already (what's WRONG with her?), but I might be tempted by a...
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    Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I recently bought a Murdock sample set, so I'll be sure to give that vetiver a try. I rather like the "vetiver shriek" of TdH EIV, but I can see how it wouldn't be for everyone, and it's certainly...
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  86. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    FWIW, I’m a regular eBay shopper, and I’ve rarely been disappointed. When I have been, the sellers have refunded my money without argument. Sensible precautions include carefully perusing pictures...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    For the Friday aldehyde sync, I’m trying out Piguet Baghari:

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    Quick first impress is two thumbs up. I’ll have to live with it a while for more than that.

    Alas, the problem with living...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Based on single wearings, I think I like Free Life more, and it’s certainly more affordable. I’m curious to hear your take on Silver.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I like the Loewe, though I think I like Esencia more. Haven’t tried Portos yet: another for the list.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    By reputation, yes. I’ll let you know what I think some time after it arrives.
  91. Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    I haven’t bought from that first seller, but I checked them out and they look legit. As for the other, no idea, but every full-time dealer restocks if they can. Your best bet there is to contact the...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I ask because my understanding is that Must de Cartier parfum and EdT are different scents by different perfumers, and I wondered what relationship, if any, you perceived between them.
  93. Re: Vintage/discontinued Men's Cologne.....which one(s) would you most want to find ?

    It's a good one, and also an odd one. I haven't pulled the trigger yet myself, but it's on my not-so-short list.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nope. But, it was selling at a blind-buy-friendly price, so it seemed like the right time.
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    Ô, my!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    With Sport Fragrance pretty much gone after 6 hours, I switched to Etienne Aigner Free Life for the SOTE. FL swaps SF's piney astringency for amping up the patchouli and enriching the base...
  97. Re: Clive Christian 1872 Mandarin Limited Edition

    Sure! The easy way to tell is that, on the masculines, the lion faces left, while on feminines the lion faces right.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Have you compared the parfum to the EDT?
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    Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    Damn that Houbigant and their phony-baloney pseudo-tonka!

    Actually, both these fragrances illustrate the problem with drawing a hard line between natural and synthetic notes. Coumarin is a...
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    Re: Will all natural ingredients be replaced?

    That's some quality counter-trolling there. It must be all natural.
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