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    Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    En Passant and blue jeans. Heaven.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 March

    Today it's back to Amouage Lyric woman... I knew I wouldn't skip it for long.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 March

    Kumquat and I must be on complementary wavelengths today... I'm in Delrae's Debut.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 March

    Twolf,

    After an uncharacteristically cold winter (snow in December! yikes!), Houston has finally started to see some better weather. We are having intermittent days of blessed sunshine, although...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1st of March

    Oh, God, 30 Roses, I'm so sorry. My condolences.
  6. Re: Scent me for Thursday and Friday! :D I'm meeting Trinny&Susannah from What Not To Wear! :D

    I'm so happy for you. You are truly gorgeous. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

    And yes, that outfit is body-hugging, which is one of the many reasons you look slammin' in it. ;)
    ...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1st of March

    Today it's SJP Lovely for me.

    Spring has sprung here and I've rotated out the fall-winter fragrances from the silver tray on my vanity and put in more springy stuff. That was great fun -- away...
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    Re: SotD Friday 26 February

    Today it's Malle's En Passant, from a sample. Why don't I own this??!

    Oh, because it's bloody expensive, that's why. :/
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 February

    Prayers for you, 30 Roses.

    Today it's SJP's Lovely.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 February

    Today it's Amouage Lyric Woman, again.
  11. Re: The Real Apple mentioned in the Bible.....Pomegranate.

    I like Pomegranate Noir. To me it smells like Christmas. Perfect for winter. (/offtopic)
  12. Re: Scent me for Thursday and Friday! :D I'm meeting Trinny&Susannah from What Not To Wear! :D

    I don't have any advice except to say that you MUST report back. I love, love, love those two - far better than I love Stacy and Clinton! That show improved my dress sense by miles.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 23 February

    Having a French fashionista day in a black suit, white silk cami, white pearls and.... Musc Ravageur. ;)
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    Re: SotD Monday 22 February

    Chanel Beige.
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 February

    Potiron: Bulgari Black, perhaps?
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 February

    DelRae's Debut today. Loving the springy greenness of this one after a cold, soggy two months.
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    As a steampunk myself I really appreciated this...

    As a steampunk myself I really appreciated this article. Thanks!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 18 February

    Feeling ladylike today in Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17th of February

    Amouage Lyric Woman, again. ;) The incense will go over well at Ash Wednesday services...
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    Re: A simple, easy to wear honey fragrance?

    You could try Ginestet's Botrytis. Available at Luckyscent.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 February - Shrove Tuesday

    Amouage Lyric Woman here...
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    Re: SotD Monday 15th February 2009

    For me it's Chanel's Beige. Defending a deposition today and looking damn sexy while doing it - the Chanel was just the trick to finish off the opposing counsel. ;)
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13 February

    Today it was Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if...

    ... happy to report the date last night was magnificent! Still on cloud nine. :) Now I have to go through the beautiful torment of waiting for him to call...
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 February

    Must be something in the air today, because I'm scent sisters with allabouteve, ineespenes, and Therese in the FM Musc Ravageur

    ... because tonight is the night of my hot date!!!
  25. Re: Your Barry White, Marvin Gaye, "Let's Get it On," "TMFM" hot-date 'fume

    That.... is awesome. A little music to set the mood!
  26. Re: New study suggests womens natural scent more seductive than perfume

    The maddening thing about this is that it's very difficult to know how you smell to others. My last lover commented once that he thought I just smelled magnificent all on my own, and when I asked...
  27. Re: Your Barry White, Marvin Gaye, "Let's Get it On," "TMFM" hot-date 'fume

    Lessa, you and I seem to be scent sisters... your SotDs were Ta'if and Lyric Woman, and now you're name-checking Party in Manhattan, which I almost mentioned in my first post in this thread!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 February

    Today, again, it's the Amouage Lyric Woman that Kumquat sold to me. Kumquat - your bottle found a home where it will be well-loved. For better or worse I've been wearing it to work a lot lately.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 10 February

    I'm in Chanel's Beige today. Jasper - so sorry, and so brave of you to reapproach that fragrance.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9th of February

    I see Amouage is getting some love today - I'm in Lyric Woman. Loving this as a work scent (1 spritz only!) against the cold, windy weather.

    Hugs to 30 Roses and all others who have requested...
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    Re: SotD Monday 8th of February

    Prada's Infusion d'Iris for me today. My go-to, unimaginative professional office scent for when I don't have the energy to wear anything else. (I don't mean for that to sound like such an insult...
  32. Re: Your Barry White, Marvin Gaye, "Let's Get it On," "TMFM" hot-date 'fume

    Hmmm.... some very interesting choices here *taking notes*!
  33. Your Barry White, Marvin Gaye, "Let's Get it On," "TMFM" hot-date 'fume

    So... got a hot date coming up and I'm debating between wearing my new Amouage Lyric Woman or the FM Musc Ravageur... and it got me thinking, ladies, what are your favorite "come get some"...
  34. Re: Amouage Lyric Woman - longevity v. bottle size?

    Thanks for the input, everyone. Kumquat actually sold me her practically-new 50ml bottle, which arrived today. So I got a break on the price for the smaller bottle, a win-win as far as I'm...
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th of February

    Feeling serene and elegant today in Ormonde Jayne's Ta'if.
  36. Thread: Your 1st Scent

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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    For me it was Tuscany per Donna, followed by EL's Beautiful. I don't remember the exact age but I was probably around 12. I also played with my mothers' Sung by Alfred Sung and in high school moved...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 February

    DelRae's Bois de Paradis here - another drizzly gray day.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 February

    Chanel Beige here.
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 February

    SL's Daim Blond for me, on a cold, foggy day.
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    Re: Recommendation alert: "white" musks

    I'll second hilaryjane's rec for M. Micallef's Royal Muska. It's divine, and I've never understood why it's not mentioned more. You can also get a sample from Luckyscent online.
  41. Amouage Lyric Woman - longevity v. bottle size?

    I'm sorely tempted to pull the trigger on a bottle of Amouage Lyric Woman. Luckyscent carries a 50ml flacon for $265 and a 100ml for $300 - twice the size for a fraction of the extra cost.

    From...
  42. Thread: Rose

    by lynnaea
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    Re: Rose

    My three favorite roses:

    Ta'If by Ormonde Jayne (I'm so happy people on this thread are giving it love)
    Lyric Woman by Amouage
    Rose de Siwa by Parfums MDCI
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    Re: Ever wear men's scents?

    The masculines/unisex fragrances I wear are Idole de Lubin, Musc Ravageur, Noir Epices, 5 O'Clock au Gingembre, and Tea for Two... but they all share a sweet/oriental element. Tea for Two...
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    Re: Prada Infusion D'homme f***ng amazing!!!!

    I'm contemplating getting a scent for my father for Christmas... he's a gent in his 60s. Anyone care to comment whether Infusion is not "mature" enough, or would wear better on a younger man?
  45. Re: Sur le Nil, aprés la Mousson or en Méditerranée?

    I prefer Mediterranee. In summers it has become my "sport" scent. Sur le Nil seems too harsh to me, and I've smelled some testers in Sephora that were absolutely rancid (who knows how long they'd...
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    Re: wardrobe as savings acct manifesto

    I don't mean to be ... well, mean, but I can't go for this at all. Maybe it's because the financial crisis has suddenly caused me to become deadly serious about saving money.

    A savings account...
  47. Re: What are your favorite Spring fragrances/notes?

    Debut by Parfums Delrae
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    SJP Lovely
  48. Re: Name at least ONE bottle! Contest #7: Pretty in Pink

    Row 4, position 14: John Varvatos for Women EDP
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Woman- purchase parfum or EDP?

    I prefer Ta'If to Woman, but if cost is the sticking point, I think that Ineke's Evening Edged in Gold is similar to Ta'If. It has the saffron, but trades out the rose for a sweeter plum note.
  50. Re: Name at least ONE bottle! Contest #7: Pretty in Pink

    Row 4, position 12 is Lovely Liquid Satin by Sarah Jessica Parker.
    Row 5, position 4 is Violette EDT by Laura Mercier
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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    OMG Samplermike, you use Pepsodent???! I thought I was the only person in the world who used that. Totally agree with you re: other toothpastes being so unbelievably sharp.

    I get a little...
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    I completely sympathize. I get probably 2-3 sample packages from TPC a month. However, if the alternative is impulsive FB purchases that you will later regret (and I have determined that I already...
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    Re: Campsite Fire/ Fireplace smell

    I second the recommendation for Durbano's Black Tourmaline.
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    Re: Powerfull tobacco, sweet, aclohol...perfume

    Idole de Lubin, if you can find it.
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    Re: Full Bottles you regret buying...

    My new rule (which I haven't been entirely successful in sticking to) is that I not only must try the perfume, but I must use the entire sample before considering a full bottle purchase. Too many...
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    Re: Full Bottles you regret buying...

    L'Eau de L'Artisan - bought too quickly after reading a review on NST, now I think it's too harsh, just exactly as LT described it.

    SL Miel de Bois - loved the sample, bought it, and quickly...
  57. Thread: Lemons!!

    by lynnaea
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    Re: Lemons!!

    LuckyScent just started carrying Din Dan by Lostmarc'h. They say it's pure lemons all the way, although I've yet to try it for myself.
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    Re: Ginger-bread cookie?

    I second the recommendation for Serge Lutens' Five O'Clock au Gingembre.
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    Re: Do Americans Prefer "Loud" Fragrances?

    The NYTimes had an interesting article a year or two ago that discussed research showing that different cultures tend to prefer different accords or types of scents. Specifically, I remember the...
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    Re: Basenoter quoted in the Mail

    Nice article, but there are several generalizations I don't agree with.. such as the statement that "woody perfumes are the scent most highly prized by perfumistas" and that perfumistas abhor any...
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    Re: Les Parfums de Rosine

    Aedes de Venustas (www.aedes.com) carries some of the line, but apparently not the Poussiere. Maybe you could contact them and see if they could order it for you. Good luck.
  62. Re: men's fragrances that can smell nice on women too?

    I would add:

    Idole de Lubin
    L'Artisan Tea for Two
    L'Artisan Timbuktu
    Malle Musc Ravageur
    Malle Noir Epices
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    Re: high end fragrance for my mother

    What about La Chasse aux Papillons by L'Artisan, or Sa Majeste la Rose by Serge Lutens?
  64. David Yurman spritzers, Feerie, and question re: Cristalle

    So I was prowling Neiman's last night, and a few observations:

    1. I picked up at least three David Yurman testers to see what the fuss was about -- Neiman Marcus is heavily promoting this scent...
  65. Re: If you had to pick only 4 perfumes to wear from now on, forever...

    Hmm... as of right now:

    Daim Blond (Serge Lutens)
    Debut (Parfums Delrae)
    Bois de Paradis (Parfums Delrae)
    Ta'If (Ormonde Jayne)
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    Re: Scent for a little lady...

    Vibert, not to worry. IMHO there is nothing more beautiful than a father who dotes on his little girl. You're setting her up for a lifetime of good memories and self-esteem, and she'll expect the...
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    Re: Scent for a little lady...

    What about L'Artisan's Mimosa pour Moi? I think that would be beautiful on a little girl.
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    Re: Something as "Special" as Tea for Two

    It isn't a tea scent, but Olivia Giacobetti did Idole de Lubin. It's lighter and not as smoky as Tea for Two, but it has a similar feel and warmth to it with notes of rum, tobacco, and leather. ...
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    Re: Help me pick rose/pipe tobacco/leather frags?

    Leather: SL's Daim Blond. (apricot suede)

    Tobacco: Idole de Lubin has a nice tobacco note, plus lots of other yummy stuff.

    Rose: you could try Parfums MDCI's Rose de Siwa, but it may be too...
  70. Re: Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille affordable alternative

    Not sure what's out of your price range, but here are some suggestions:

    Coty's Vanilla Fields is drugstore-cheap and positively reviewed in Perfumes: The Guide.

    SL's Un Bois Vanille is...
  71. Re: Trip to Niemans for the tryout of Creed, Cartier and Acqua di Parma

    Hmmm. I don't know. Do you remember the name of the store?
  72. Re: Trip to Niemans for the tryout of Creed, Cartier and Acqua di Parma

    Yes, on W. Alabama at Kirby, next to the Whole Foods. :)
  73. Re: Trip to Niemans for the tryout of Creed, Cartier and Acqua di Parma

    You really need to head over to Kuhl-Linscomb and check out their perfume selection. They have the AdP as well as L'Artisan and Serge Lutens. You'll be there for hours, I promise.
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    Re: Pls help choose frag for amateur nose

    You could also try John Varvatos Vintage...
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    Micallef Royal Muska

    Missing. :)
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    Micallef Royal Muska?

    Has anyone tried this? Thoughts? I sampled it last night and the first time I smelled it, I thought it was amazing. There was this musk in the top note that blew me away. Unfortunately, the...
  77. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - your thoughts..

    I would imagine this is because Malle acts as creative director ("editeur") for all the fragrances, so they all bear his imprint to some degree. I've read that he tries to keep the fragrances...
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    Re: Perfume virgin looking for my own perfume

    Julie,

    First, welcome to Basenotes.

    It's very hard to predict what you will like, especially since scents tend not to work with your skin chemistry. My best suggestion would be just to hang...
  79. Re: Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle - your thoughts..

    I think it's a very high quality line. That doesn't guarantee you'll like all of them, but I think they're all worth getting to know. If you can find it, the sampler set could be a great way to...
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    Re: Wood smoke and other smells

    I haven't smelled it myself, but I've seen a number of reviews over at LuckyScent that say Black Tourmaline by Olivier Durbano smells like campfire smoke.
    ...
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    Re: The Cheesy thread

    I've been thinking I would love to smell Daim Blond on a man. Yummy.
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    Too many similar fragrances?

    So I own Tea for Two and Musc Ravageur. They aren't too similar and I like them both, although Tea for Two sometimes feels a little too masculine for me (smoky, etc.).

    Now I'm sampling Idole de...
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    Re: Best cologne for an earthquake?

    Astaroth, I get that... what made me nervous was finding out that Mendocino is, apparently, near a triple-junction of tectonic plates. I guess it's just all part of the excitement... :)
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    Re: The Cheesy thread

    See, my non-perfumista friends always ask me, "what's your very favorite perfume?" thinking that I will tell them about some holy grail that they can then go out and buy for themselves and love. ...
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    Re: Best cologne for an earthquake?

    I'm vacationing to Mendocino in August and have already read up on earthquake preparedness and survival. ;) I'm a little relieved the fault is blowing off some steam before I get out there...
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    Re: Your most calming fragrances?

    Hmmm. I see from your wardrobe that you dislike vanilla and heavy amber, which rules out a lot of scents that people find comforting. Perhaps something lighter, then?

    I find iris to be rather...
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    Re: Everything changes!

    If not medication, could it be a change in diet?
  88. Re: Personal Cologne Assistants-WITH TESTING UPDATE

    ToughCool -- ditto on comments re: your nose changing. Save the samples you don't like or use up and go back to them after some time -- you may be surprised!

    This also means you may not want to...
  89. Re: Enjoyment of Scents I Once Loved is GONE because of.. *illness*? -Your Advice Nee

    Avery Gilbert addresses this in his new book, "What the Nose Knows." I agree with everso... lay off it for a while, and then you can gradually reintroduce yourself until you're not so sensitive...
  90. Re: Personal Cologne Assistants

    I'm surprised no one has mentioned:

    Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee -- clean, fresh, vegetal
    Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage (French Lover) -- the smell of a sexy man, bar none.

    Thumbs up from a...
  91. Thread: Musc Ravageur

    by lynnaea
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    Re: Musc Ravageur

    I bought mine through the Barney's website.
  92. Re: CHOC!! SCANDALE!! Burr rips Ellena's Apres la Mousson

    Thank you! I always did like hanging out with the boys.... I'd love a drink -- Gin and tonic with a twist, please...

    :)
  93. Re: CHOC!! SCANDALE!! Burr rips Ellena's Apres la Mousson

    I've had concerns about the Jardin line from Hermes and I think Mousson may be starting to bear them out. Mediterranee and Nil were both good, but at some point, a garden is a garden is a garden no...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 24 July

    Bois de Paradis for me.
  95. Re: his and hers (or his and his) fragrances--nice or naff?

    For some reason, I think it's fine if you both wear the same scent, just not at the same time. That's a little too matchy-matchy.

    I've seen other BNers post about stealing/using their SO's frags...
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    Re: Egyptian perfume?

    I've read that kyphi is an ancient recipe of perfume that you can still find in the markets there. Might try Googling for it to see if it would interest you.
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    Re: Mortification at the UPS Store

    seattlelight --

    I was uncomfortable because she was so far away. If she'd been standing right across the counter from me, I'd have owned up. But I was shocked and embarrassed to think she could...
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    Re: Mortification at the UPS Store

    Actually, Quarry, I was careful writing my post because I thought she might already BE a Basenoter! :)
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    Mortification at the UPS Store

    I think I like the world better if everyone doesn't know about perfume... case in point:

    I was at the UPS Store this morning to ship some Shalimar to a fellow BN'er. The clerk picked it up,...
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    Re: Serge Lutens "Non-export"

    I agree. I also wonder if there's not some European snobbery involved . . of the "ugly Americans just can't appreciate fine fragrance" type.

    At some point you just have to assume they don't...
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