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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th February, 2016

    Hi All,

    SOTD is Chanel 31 rue Cambon (2007) by Jacques Polge. It reminds me of Diorella, but richer, juicier. I adore both 31 rue Cambon and Diorella.

    Non-moss Chypre with the following notes:...
  2. Re: Need Info on Animal Testing (No moral debate please, just info)

    LOL It's good to know we can all have peace of mind when purchasing Creed products.
  3. Re: Sharing with you all an exceptional review.........

    There are 42 Basenotes reviews of this and its Positive rating is a whopping 9.5%. I thought this excerpt was exceptionally amusing.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tom Ford African Violet - the name describes the color perfectly.
  5. Re: What are you going to be wearing on Valentine's day?

    Five drops of Chanel No. 5 and nothing else...
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    Re: Eau des Sens by Diptyque

    You know my love of Diptyque well! Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th February, 2016

    Hello everyone,

    SOTD is Diptyque Volutes (2012) by Fabrice Pellegrin. It's honeyed tobacco, spices, a touch of iris and a few other notes. According to the Diptyque story, it was inspired by the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

    Highly recommended and, yes, it's particularly good in autumn. I like wearing it in the kitchen when preparing savory foods, especially baking pumpkin pie.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th February, 2016

    Hello all,

    My SOTD is "Like This" by ELDO. The actress Tilda Swinton was involved in the creative process and the name was inspired by a Rumi poem. I don't wear this one often enough. Have a great...
  10. Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur........

    I find Timbuktu to be quite powerful and long lasting. After 8-9 hours, I really notice incense in the drydown. It's a complex fragrance that seems different every time I wear it.
  11. Re: Chanel Cristalle - Unsung Gem of a Sent

    Oops! Double post.
  12. Re: Chanel Cristalle - Unsung Gem of a Sent

    I purchased Cristalle last winter as an antidote to the heavier scents in my wardrobe. I opted for edt after researching both formulations on Basenotes. I wear it year round and it's sparkling...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th February, 2016

    Hi all,

    SOTD: Chanel Cristalle (again). I could wear it every day for a while if I had to. Have a nice day!
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I tested Sauvage today for the first time on skin. I LOVED the opening. Then, after an hour or two, it came on quite strong and cloying. I scrubbed it off in the shower as I felt quite nauseated. I...
  15. Re: Is there a point in even making this a hobby? (Not trying to be facetious)

    I felt frustration at first, feeling I had missed the boat on all the good stuff. Then I decided not to pursue vintage and not to fret over reformulations, batch variations, etc. There are lots of...
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    Re: What do most people wear?

    I used to wear whatever was available at Macy's: Beautiful, Hypnose, O de Lancome, Magie Noire, Tresor, Tuscany, etc. They were pretty nice, actually.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th February, 2016

    Happy Sunday!

    SOTD: Robert Piguet Futur (1974). It's extremely green. I'm looking forward to attending an art reception this afternoon. Have a great day!
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    Re: Must-tries from Tom Ford

    Cafe Rose
    Italian Cypress
    Noir de Noir
    Tobacco Vanille
    Tuscan Leather

    I love Tom Ford fragrance and I am wearing Champaca Absolute as I write.
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    Re: Perfect niche Spring scent for ladies

    Here are some I enjoy in spring:
    Diptyque Olene
    Bulgari Mon Jasmine Noir
    Penhaligons Bluebell
    Robert Piguet Futur
  20. Thread: Top 5

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    Re: Top 5

    Coromandel
    31 rue Cambon
    Timbuktu
    Diorella
    Patchouli (Santa Maria Novella)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th February, 2016

    Happy Saturday!

    SOTD: Tom Ford Champaca Absolute (2009). Narcotic floral. It's tropical vibe makes it a good choice for a family celebration at a Hawaiian restaurant this afternoon.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    Quarry, I checked out your new colors and they are gorgeous! The two new ones from the Butter London line I like are British Khaki and Afternoon Tea. I like bold nail color. My most recent...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th February, 2016

    Good day, everyone! I am joining the '70s sync in Chanel Cristalle edt (1974). It's by Henri Robert, who previously created Chanel No. 19 in 1971. Cristalle is considered a citrus or green chypre....
  24. Re: Why is Aventus So Popular when the Scent is So Bad?

    A

    I agree it seems peculiar to those of us who do not share the interest.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th February, 2016

    Hi All,

    My SOTD is Angel. Spraying from the little star bottle is a great joy. Then off to another rousing day at work! Have a great day!
  26. Re: Your biggest number of purchases in a single day?

    Once three; typically one at a time. I like to savor a new purchase for a while before buying another.
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    Re: An observation about bottle size...

    Because I own so many FBs, I usually opt for 1.7 ounces. I'd rather invest the "savings" in another scent. My pet peeve is SAs who try too hard to sell me the larger size. I do wish they would accept...
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone Orris & Sandalwood

    I tried Orris & Sandalwood at the Jo Malone store in December. It impressed me as an old school big perfume untypical of the Malone line in general but it is one of their "intense" fragrances. Strong...
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    Re: Fragrances to 'warm you up'?

    From my wardrobe:
    1. Chergui
    2. Coromandel
    3. Tam Dao
    4. Bergamot & Oud
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

    What color nail polishes? Inquiring minds need to know!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd February, 2016

    Coromandel. Nothing else to say. ☺️
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    Re: The story of your basenotes journey

    What a nice trip down Memory Lane! I enjoy reading old threads, especially lately, because current threads don't interest me at the moment.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd February, 2016

    If you look into it you will find that the vast majority of so-called members never even post once or they post very few times. I think people just set up accounts but lose interest. Using the same...
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    Re: A new Tauer: Lonesome Rider

    I like everything about the fragrance concept as shown on the link. Tauer is so intelligent and creative. I'm on the brink of blind buying a FB just to be part of the excitement of the launch. The...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st February, 2016

    Hi all

    I am wearing Shalimar of unknown provenance. As a gift to me, my sister bought an older-style Guerlain canister that contained a bottle with approximately one inch of juice remaining. It...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st January, 2016

    Hi all,

    It's raining! In drought-ridden Southern California, that's something to get excited about. We're going to the movies to see The Finest Hours which is about a thrilling Coast Guard ocean...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th January, 2016

    Hi All,

    It's a lazy Saturday morning in Patchouli (Santa Maria Novella). Have a great day!
  38. Re: 1970's Apartment came up for sale. Take a look in the bathroom. Can you name them?

    The displays remind me of Fragrantica's wardrobe "shelves."
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    Re: Most worn in January 2016

    Top fragrances worn in January:
    1. Timbuktu
    2. 31 rue Cambon
    3. Le Parfum de Therese
    4. Tonka Imperiale
    5. Patchouli (Santa Maria Novella)

    It was a good month.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th January, 2016

    TGIF. No Angel flanker sync for me today as I don't own flankers of Angel or anything else. I am wearing L'Ombre dans L'Eau, my favorite Diptyque. That's saying a lot because I adore the house of...
  41. Poll: Re: Best niche/high end house- line generally?

    I voted for Ford for the same reasons above.

    ELDO is a strong contender too.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th January, 2016

    Today, it's Chergui. Have a good day!
  43. Re: Sampling is for ninnies. Real men (women) but blind

    Agreed. I don't like sampling that much, especially from little dauber vials. I much prefer spraying from a full size bottle that I can spray with abandon. Repeated full wearings really let me get to...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th January, 2016

    Hi all,

    Well, I'm in a feisty mood this morning so I'm wearing Mitsouko to work. I rarely do because I never know how she will behave on any given day. She could be a beast or she could be a pussy...
  45. Re: Make up an exotic name for a Niche fragrance

    Inspired by fairy tales:
    Dirty Shepherdess
    The Love of Three Oranges
    What the Rose Did to the Cypress
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th January, 2016

    Oh, I don't bother with vintage. I picked up a recent version at Saks around a year ago and the cost was reasonable. They carry all the old Diors. I know, I'm not a true die-hard perfumista...
  47. Re: Creed Aventus again, is this the real thing ?

    The South Park clip made me snort my coke!

    Clarification: Coca Cola (registered trademark)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th January, 2016

    Hi everyone,

    I'm in Diorella today. I always get a happy feeling when I spray it on. It might be my Desert Island scent if I had to name one. Have a great day!
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    Re: My Current Top Three

    This month:
    1. Timbuktu
    2. Ambre Sultan
    3. Patchouli (Santa Maria Novella)
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    Re: Searching for...

    How about Amouage Gold Woman?
  51. Re: Is there a food item you believe the scent industry is overlooking?

    I racked my brain to come up with a food aroma that hasn't been used and I cannot think of any. I looked up a few prospects and, yep, they have been used in perfumery: popcorn, mustard, vinegar.
  52. Re: Could You Recommend Me Interesting/Unusual Female Fragrances?

    Hi honeybread,

    I suggest Diptyque L'Ombre dans L'Eau. It's a cool, wet, green rose. Not sweet, sunny, citrusy or fruity. The rose is familiar but the treatment is unusual. It fits your price range...
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    Poll: Re: Help me pick the best from this list?

    I voted for Coromandel - excellent quality and performance.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th January, 2016

    Hi all,

    I wasn't sure what to wear this morning so I grabbed Le Parfum de Therese. It's beautiful and feminine. Have a good day!
  55. Re: A satirical ad I made. (Inspired by Redolessence's latest video reviewing fresh scents)

    Your ad is cute - I like the guy's stereotypical far away look. Very amusing. I couldn't make it through the entire video. Like all amateur fragrance videos, it's just too slow paced for my taste.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th January, 2016

    I am wearing Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, a sample selected by the random selection feature. I never would have thought of that. It's perfect for a long day at the computer working on writing project.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2016

    ErinK, I wouldn't necessarily characterize Santa Maria Novella Patchouli as "grown up." My purchase was the result of going into Scent Bar in Los Angeles and asking to try "headshop" patchoulis....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd January, 2016

    Greetings, all. I am wearing Santa Maria Novella Patchouli, one of my favorite "Saturday" scents. Patchouli elicits too many "hippie" comments when worn at work during the weekdays. Have a good...
  59. Re: Perfumes that are best enjoyed with some distance

    Catching an occasional whiff is a pleasant surprise but I don't mind wrist sniffing either. I've recently had success with overspraying, with inspiration and encouragement from the Oversprayers...
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    Re: What's on your 'To Buy' list?

    My wish list:
    1932
    Bandit
    Tuberose Angelica
    Eau Lente
    Fate Woman
    Five O'Clock Au Gingembre
    L'Air du Dessert Marocain
    L'Heure Bleue
    La Fille de Berlin
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    Hey, ErinK,

    We were scent twins today! I liked your image to accompany Timbuktu. The name and scent are so evocative of exotic and spiritual places.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd January, 2016

    In honor of the Incense Sync, I am wearing Timbuktu. Its smoky incense note is potent. I feel surrounded by a yellow-green aura whenever I wear it. Have a good day!
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    Re: The Art Of Layering - Successful Stories

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    I might try this since I own both and have been feeling overwealmed lately by Tam Dao's potency.

    Another combination I like is layering two Tom Fords: White Patchouli and Champaca Absolute....
  64. Re: Good or bad it doesn't matter just name me "unique" colognes that you know of..

    Timbuktu stands out as unique.
  65. Re: New from Reminiscence Paris - Patchouli Blanc - anyone try/buy yet?

    Hmm... I wonder if it's anything like Tom Ford White Patchouli. It's medicinal and cool.
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    Re: fragrancenet.com is reliable?

    Delivery is a little slow but otherwise Fragrancenet is excellent.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st January, 2016

    Angel is my SOTD. It's a guaranteed mood lifter.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I've heard of overspraying but what you did sounds like overlayering.
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    Love = Back to Black

    Don't like = Tobacco Vanille

    Never tried Herod.
  70. Re: Best Subforum Ever: Aventus OR Pure Malt?

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Gentlemen, this is exactly the kind of humor I miss!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th January, 2016

    Diptyque Oyedo - orange, woody. Beautiful. Spiritual.
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    Re: What is that "hype" scent worth to you ?

    I would buy Puredistance M if it was $170 per 100 ml. I actually prefer Antonia but it doesn't rate as "hyped." Just trying to follow your "rules." (smile)
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    Re: Mercedez Benz Club personal thoughts

    New car scent?
  74. Re: Ellena and Nagel create new Cologne duo for Hermès

    I look forward to Christine Nagel's new work for Hermes. She has an impressive resume of previous creations for Jo Malone and other houses.
  75. Re: Best Subforum Ever: Aventus OR Pure Malt?

    I kind of miss the Aventus flaming wars on the main forum; they were entertaining at times. Also, guessing correctly which new thread titles were going to be about Aventus. I suppose I could visit...
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    Re: Frederick Malle 10ml Sprayers

    The sprayer works well.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th January, 2016

    It's Coromandel today, my most worn scent of all time according to Basenotes. I need a safe scent for some business meetings. Have a good day!
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Sandalwood?

    I own and wear Tam Dao EDP but I find it to be a bit harsh. I think there's a better sandalwood out there for me and this thread provided some good suggestions.
  79. Re: Fragrance names - Are companies out of touch with the public's understanding of frag. naming?

    Miss Dior
    Miss Dior Originale
    Miss Dior Cheri (original)

    What???
  80. Re: Fragrance names - Are companies out of touch with the public's understanding of frag. naming?

    Here's an example from one of my favorite houses, Diptyque: L'Eau and L'Eau de L'Eau. C'mon!
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    Re: Nostalgia Purchases

    I purchased three that don't smell nearly as great as I remember: Obsession, Dune and O de Lancome. I ended up giving them all away. I do plan to get Chanel No. 19 some day. I have great memories of...
  82. Re: Super Scent: The best of Etat Libre d'Orange

    The

    Mine too! It's the only only I own. The descriptions in the article are so well done that I want all five now.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th January, 2016

    Birthday greetings, Whitefluffy!

    It will be cloudy all day but I'll be cozy in 31 rue Cambon. It's so juicy and lush. I plan to watch "The Secret" on DVD to kickstart some positivity in certain...
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    Re: Your top Five Reviewers and reasons why.

    The review is a very entertaining and cleverly-written story. Thank you for recommending it!
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    Re: The House of Ciro

    I never heard of this house but they sure have a way with names. I'd like to try "One on the House" (1952).
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    Re: Princess Royal Oud by Creed

    I agree with this comment. The pink princess image rubs me the wrong way and seems dissonant with my concept of oud. I guess I'm not a Girly Girl.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Chanel Particuliere, a nice medium cappuccino color.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th January, 2016

    It's a lazy Sunday in Timbuktu. This scent fascinates me because it seems different each time I wear it. My DH and I are going to see The Revenant today. I love going out to the movies, especially to...
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    Re: Your top Five Reviewers and reasons why.

    foetidus - knowledgeable
    Bavard - succinct
    ClareV - poetic
    Darvant - impressionistic
    Angelo Orazio Pregoni - expressionistic

    Add: Acanthus's review of Jicky is my favorite review of all time!
  90. Re: What temperature do you store your fragrances at?

    Room temperature that averages 70 degrees.
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    Re: Cocaine Smell

    Tom Ford Champaca Absolute has a reputation for smelling like cocaine.
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    Re: Fragrances for the days of snow and ice

    Ambre Sultan
    Chergui
    Coromandel
    Tuscan Leather
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th January, 2016

    Thank you, Erin, for answering "now". We'll find out what Mike Perez has to say as well. His signature quote is very profound.
  94. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    12 sprays of Santa Maria Novella Patchouli to go see the movie Creed. Is there a hippie in the theater?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th January, 2016

    Hey, Mike Perez! I love your Eckhart Tolle quote and contemplate it often. What's the best way for me to learn about him, for example, a recommended book?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th January, 2016

    Santa Maria Novella Patchouli - real headshop vibe. I reserve this one for weekend wear as I don't think it would go over well at the office at all.
  97. Re: New Jo Malone 5 scents: Jo Malone The Herb Garden

    They all look great but I am especially drawn to Lavender & Coriander and Wild Strawberry & Parsley.
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    Re: sure compliment getter, but failed

    Sadly, I rarely get compliments on any fragrance I wear.
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    Re: Fragrance associations: lavender

    Masculine, not old lady.
  100. Re: Does anyone else have a favorite era for fragrances?

    I am nostalgic for the powerhouses from the late 70s through the 80s: Opium, Obsession, Poison, Dioressence, etc. That said, the rise of niche perfumery and Internet discussion boards make the modern...
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