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    Re: Best of the 80's?

    Pierre Cardin
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    birthday cologne

    I usually buy a new cologne for my birthday, but I'm drawing a blank this year. Any suggestions? Either something new that I haven't tried yet or an older classic that is a must have. I welcome your...
  3. Re: Whats your opinion on Mugler fragrances?

    Depends what you mean by offensive. The one most people would consider least "offensive" would be the one just named "Mugler." It's soapy and safe. I think most of his other colognes are more...
  4. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I love Cartier Declaration Bois Bleu--I rarely hear anyone mention it. It's so rich and unique to me.
  5. Re: prada amber pour homme, mugler cologne or gendarme???

    Thanks for all the input. I went with Gendarme and Mugler! I'm ready for another soapy frag. Anything new and exciting like that?
  6. Re: Fragrance preferrence and sexual orientation?

    I notice that several people seem to resent your very questions or think they don't matter. I'm always amazed at people who leave a curt or sarcastic answer. If the question doesn't matter to them,...
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    Re: Kind of neat chart

    I love charts and categories. I'm not sure what this chart means by "fresh." They put Drakkar Noir under that category...I like it, but I would not call it fresh...maybe heavy and lingering and...
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    Re: A*Men, are you serious?

    What a shock. People have different tastes. I like A*Men, but then again, I also like Blue Sugar.
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    Re: Your favorite powdery masculines

    I'm not totally sure what is meant by powdery. I guess I would consider Prada Homme powdery, but I notice that no one else has named it yet, so maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, I like Prada!
  10. Re: Suggestions for the Groom - Rugged (i.e. Cowboy) wedding

    I know the perfect cologne for your cowboy: Let'er Buck. It was the official fragrance of the Pendleton Roundup this year and made specifically for cowboys...kind of a woodsy frag. It's only being...
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    Re: The Final Verdict: Mugler Cologne

    I also really like the clean, freshness of Mugler. However, I'm surprised to see so many talk of its longevity. I can barely smell it after 3 hours, which is its main drawback for me. But while I can...
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    Re: Male Fragrance Mythbusters

    I enjoyed reading this topic and responses. I wish there were more like it where guys express their experience with frags and what has or has not been true. But we all like to believe in magic. I...
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    salted glass margarita scent?

    I enjoy the fragrance of a margarita: the mix, tequila, lime and salt. Is there any fragrance like that?
  14. Re: What are some fragrances that you like (or love) that are in bottles you hate?

    The bottle shape does matter to me. Unlike some of you, however, I appreciate the shape of Le Male. I wish more companies would use some creativity. I kind of like simple, but elegant, like Prada or...
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    Re: Grey Flannel - as beautiful as ever

    I'm not sure I use any frags from the 70's anymore. To be honest, I haven't smelled Grey Flannel in years. Thinking about it reminds of of disco dancing till all hours. It became the battle of Grey...
  16. Re: Suggestions from my collection to wear on a first date

    I don't think you could go wrong with any of your choices. Choose one that you know well and feel comfortable with. Don't over-apply! And I'd apply at least 20 minutes before you see her. Your frag...
  17. Re: prada amber pour homme, mugler cologne or gendarme???

    I first want to get one of the three I named. But I looked up Peau d'Espagne...it sounds amazing and from 1901. I wonder where I'll find it!
  18. prada amber pour homme, mugler cologne or gendarme???

    I seem to be in a "soapy" phase right now. I can only afford to add one more frag: which should I get? Prada amber, mugler or gendarme. I have sampled them all and seem to like them equally. Any...
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    Re: Better options than British Sterling

    My father had British Sterling among a few others. I got him CK Obsession which he likes. I have no idea if there is an after-shave in it or not. I hate after-shave and quit using in middle school....
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    Should Pure Malt be called Pure Money?!

    I have heard that Pure Malt can bring in money. But before I go try this, I want to know if any of you have had success. Here is what you are supposed to do: buy Pure Malt, then spritz once on the...
  21. Re: A scent for job interviews. I need expert advice!

    I don't wear fragrance to an interview. Is anyone here from HR? What are your thoughts. I will be having more interviews coming up soon too.
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    Re: blind buy!

    I hope you like it. It's opening and middle notes are more like the puke of someone who drank too much whiskey. I hated it. The final drydown is fine...just like A*Men. So I'll just stick with that...
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    Re: Fragrance influence in the workplace

    I'm noticing a sad trend among many offices...fragrance-free offices. Have any of you noticed this trend? I don't like it!
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    Re: Fragrance Free Days ?

    I am having more and more fragrance free days because the culture around me seems to be changing. I wonder if this is only an American phenomenon. I suspect so. But maybe Canada too. Anyway, we...
  25. Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    I'd like to smell Angel Men without the tar. I would also welcome a company that is "green." That their products don't kill animals in the making and they don't use any dangerousl chemicals.
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    Re: Dear Basenoters, please save me from my paranoid self

    Who has this kind of information? I would welcome it since it looks like those chemicals do affect the hormone system. But it sounds like we don't even know if they are still in frags or not....
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    Re: Dear Basenoters, please save me from my paranoid self

    Some of these same concerns about health crossed my mind too. I don't think it's just getting spray on your skin, it's the smelling of the fumes. But for now, I've decided to relax about it. I do...
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    Re: your top 5 sexiest fragrances

    Damn, that sounds like some hot sexy stuff. I've never owned it. I'm definitely going to check out some Paco.
  29. Re: Looking for fragrances which are NOT 'sexy'

    By definition, I think that fragrance is sensual, which is sexy. But I think there can be a distinction between an office/daytime vibe and an out on the town vibe. But it shows how subjective this...
  30. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I used to sit by a woman who wore Jungle Gardenia...made me feel ill. For a newer scent that I think is putrid: TF Black Orchid.
  31. Re: Basenotes involved in Capitalistic fragrance marketing???

    From Grant/administator: "The boards are for discussion from the viewpoint of a male or female, so if you're a guy who is interested in wearing Mitsouko and what to see what other guys think , you...
  32. Re: Basenotes involved in Capitalistic fragrance marketing???

    I think I like the overflow of topics beyond simply men and fragrance in men's fragrance. I have posted in other forums like single note...you get no or little response. In the men's forum, people...
  33. Re: Basenotes involved in Capitalistic fragrance marketing???

    Gender separation has nothing to do with capitalism. Some of the most primative, pre-capitalist social structures have strict separation of gender. Now, if you want to have a discussion on gender,...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 2, 2010.

    Prada Infusion
  35. Re: Cartier Declaration Cologne. Why no talk of this?

    I'm confused by this post. Why do you consider Cartier Declaration a flanker? I consider it a classic fragrance. I also have Cartier Bois Bleu, which I suppose is a flanker, but I like it even...
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    Gucci by Gucci Sport

    I just tried Gucci Sport today. Up until now, I have never liked anything with the word sport in it! But I think I like this stuff. Have any of you tried it. I can't find it in the directory, so I...
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    Re: Vintage Fahrenheit?

    I think the old bottle that I have was purchased in 1991, but it's a spray, not a splash. The old EdT of Givenchy Gentleman was a splash and as far as I can tell, it still looks the same. So maybe it...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, October 1, 2010

    Givenchy Gentleman. I forgot how much I love this stuff. So comfortable and classy.
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    Re: natural vs synthetic

    This is interesting. I wonder if a synthetic reacts to one's skin differently from a natural. So would a synthetic sandalwood tend to smell the same on everyone? Or would it vary just like a natural....
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    Re: natural vs synthetic

    I'm trying to understand this too. I recently went on a tour of a perfume store that claimed to only sell products that were natural. There were hundreds there, most of the main houses of fragrance....
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    Re: The Official, and Last Pure Malt Thread: Info, details, etc.

    I don't own any Mugler colognes, so in this hype over malt I've decided to buy Mugler Cologne and A*Men. I was hoping Malt would be like Amen without the tar and a bit of booze. I wish there was an...
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    Re: The Official, and Last Pure Malt Thread: Info, details, etc.

    These threads got me all worked up, so I insisted that my Nordstrom sales clerk open up one of their four bottles of Pure Malt so I could try it. The first notes in it were quite unpleasant to me. It...
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    natural vs synthetic

    I've noticed that many of the newer fragrances I enjoy contain more synthetic notes than older perfumes. Some seem to think that synthetic is bad. What is the advantage of an all natural fragrance...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday September 30, 2010

    Boss Selection and I'm already regetting it!
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    Re: got a date tonight, what should I wear?

    Out of the blue, your post made me think of the old English Leather ad: "All my men wear English Leather or nothing at all." Good luck on your date!
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    I think gary z is right. It seems to be the conventional wisdom that Mugler is like Irish Spring, but I think it's only because they are both green and both "soapy." Oh well, I got some other great...
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    Re: hai karate

    I just remember that it smelled strong. But that is the memory from when I was 10-years-old. I wonder if getting a cheap cologne at a young age gave me an interest in fragrance or because of the bad...
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    Re: Irish Spring scent

    I don't see why you "hate to admit it?" Is it better if you like an expensive import from France? If you like something, why not enjoy it?
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, September 29, 2010

    Antidote.
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    Re: Need a fresh fragrance for the day

    I agree with most of the suggestions made. Another that is a standby for me, but is too popular for this crowd is Acqua di Gio...I still love it. Also, just got some Versace Eau Fraiche. Mugler is my...
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    Irish Spring scent

    What fragrances would you say remind you of Irish Sping soap?
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    Sure, why not answer...I hate TF Black Orchid that seems to have a following and I second the one who said grey flannel...ick!
  53. Re: Are there any fragrances that smell similar to authentic Indian tea?

    Smell Cartier's Declaration or Bois Bleu and see what you think.
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    Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Well, this is my third attempt to reply to this post. For some reason, it's not working. Anyway, I propose, Cumming. You can decide if it's the best or worst!
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    Re: What do we mean when we say 'soapy'?

    hey alvinjoineriv, thanks for the soap article link. I enjoyed it and thought it added to the discussion. I like smelling soaps as much as perfumes.
  56. Re: What would Mad Men`s Don Draper wear?

    "Dick Whitman" would have worn Aqua Velva or Mennen After-Shave, if anything at all. I love thinking what characters would wear. What would also be interesting would be to find out what famous people...
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    Re: Male 'female fragrance wearers'......be honest

    I'm not totally sure I understand the original question, but if I do, I think I disagree. I think I like the smell of female fragrance because I like it or even because of it's "femininity," not...
  58. Re: Modern, Prestigious, Fragrance Advise for (30+) businessmen ?

    I think it depends on the culture you work in. Most businesses are quite conservative, so normally I would wear something that is not very strong such as Mugler Cologne or one of the Prada scents for...
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    Re: What do we mean when we say 'soapy'?

    I find this topic most interesting. I tend to like "soapy" fragrances, but actually "soapy" isn't really a scent listed on the fragrance wheel. Have any of you ever smelled unscented soap? The scent...
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    Re: Does it make you kind of sad...

    I don't recall ever having a conflict with a dating partner about fragrance. I would hate to break up over that. I don't expect my partner to agree with me on everything, even if I am right! What I...
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    change of taste?

    I smelled Mugler Cologne and Prada Amber and neither did anything for me. In fact, I didn't like Mugler. Now I can't get enough of them! What's that all about. My food preferences or color...
  62. Thread: Benzoin

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    Re: Benzoin

    This is my first visit to the single note area. I want to learn fragrances better and I thought one note at a time would be a good way. Where/how does one find, for example, benzoin? Where can you...
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    Re: TF Black Orchid..

    First, let me say that I wish "society" would make no distinction between male and female fragrance. It's a vestage of sexism. But that being said, Black Orchid stinks! After all this discussion, I...
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    Re: I feel like I figured out Angel Pure Malt!

    I was thinking about buying Pure Malt blind until I read this thread. I hate the smell of Carmex. I'll have to wait till I can smell a tester or even skip it. Maybe I just saved myself a load of cash.
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    basic categories of cologne

    The deeper I get into colognes and fragrance, the more confused I seem to get. What are the basic groupings of fragrance: spice, floral, etc. Or are there any agreed upon groupings for men's or...
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    Re: cologne for teenage boy

    Thanks so much for the collection idea. I didn't even know there were such sets. I'm going to check it out.
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    cologne for teenage boy

    I have been asked to buy a gift of cologne for a mid-teen boy. Any suggestions? I know teens tend to follow the crowd, but he seems to be an individualist, so I'm not sure what to buy. I welcome your...
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    shoes for navy suit or charcoal gray suit

    Hello,
    I have always worn black shoes with my navy and gray suits. I read an article suggesting a burgandy shoe is better. I'd like to hear others' thoughts on this. My favorite watch has a black...
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    Re: How long until colognes expire?

    I have never thrown my old colognes away! I have some with just a little left in them that I got in college. Even if I rarely wear the old ones, I smell them once in a while to bring back various...
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    Re: Skincare for men - The best products?

    The only products that worked for me for acne (back when I was a teen) were things like phisohex that contained hexaclorophene. Then it was over the counter...now in the US, at least, it's by...
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    Re: face soap/cleanser

    You shouldn't take "soap" literally. I'm looking for a face cleanser, preferably in a bar form. Is your suggestion not to ever clean the face, but just to put on a moisturizer such a sorbolene?
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    Re: best shave cream

    Lately I've really like tha Alba products, both their cream in many delicious scents and the foam, also in many great fragrances. The cream is richer, but even their foam leaves the skin very nice.
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    face soap/cleanser

    I'm trying to find a good face soap/cleaner for dry to normal skin. I used to use Origins "checks and balances" but it was kind of drying. Then I tried a Lauder product. I prefer a bar rather than a...
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    Re: career change to fragrance

    Thanks Nukapai for such a detailed answer to my question. There are so many avenues to consider. But that is what I was looking for as I consider a new career.
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    How long do you keep your cologne?

    I tend to keep my colognes forever! But I'm sure they get old after a while. I just can't bear throwing them away, since I still smell them even if I have quit wearing them. But how long should they...
  76. Re: Fragrances you wear to intimidate others

    I use something in my wardrobe that is somewhat unique like Cartier Bois Bleu. Something that the average person wouldn't know about!
  77. Re: IFRA restrictions - which has you most worried/stocking up?

    I don't know much about these restrictions. What are they basing them on? Dangerous chemicals? Extinction? And why would anyone go along with it, unless it's a law? I had no idea the rose scents were...
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    career change to fragrance

    I would welcome feedback from those of you in the fragrance business. I have worked as a social worker for years, but am thinking I would like to do something different. I have always loved cologne...
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    Re: Toothpaste..!!!

    I usually have about 5 tubes to choose from. If I'm not wanting anything too strong that day, I use a children's flavor...bubble gum or fruity.
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    Re: Cartier Dèclaration.

    I like their bois bleu the best.
  81. Re: What fragrance would Count Dracula wear?

    The first thing that came to my mind was Drakkar Noir. He would wear something dark and of the night. Come to think of it, I have a bit of vampire in me.
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    Deodorant scents

    Is there a section on basenotes that discusses deodorant scents? I've been trying the AXE brands, right now, Clix. But I'd like to hear what other people like.
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    notes of "Sea Island Cotton"

    What do you think the notes of Sea Island Cotton are from Bath and Body Works. It's very similar to a fresh linen scent, if that helps.
    Thanks
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    Sea Island Cotton

    I love this fragrance from Bath and Body Works. What do you think the notes of this fragrance are?
  85. Re: Help me, I had a dream of a post-menopausal women wearing Azzure

    Are you sure you weren't more like Betty White at that roast (which was a great roast by the way!) I wonder what Betty was wearing. Perhaps you were more like Coutney Love's frag! Or maybe even Andy...
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    What does "soapy" mean?

    I see people refer to fragrances as soapy, usually in the negative. What does soapy mean? Is it like a clean, soap smell? If so, I think I'd like it. What scents are the soapy ones? Or is it some...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26 April

    Jake
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26 April

    Bois Bleu
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    best clone of Virgin Island Water?

    VIW sounds great, but I don't want to spend that much money. Any thoughts on what might be similar, but cheaper!
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    high quality sweet bay rum

    I remember loving bay rum as a child. What quality cologne would have this scent?
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20 April

    Purple Water. I'm still trying to like it!
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    how to add to wardrobe

    I can't figure out how to add frags or modify my wardrobe.
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    Re: Givenchy Gentleman - How many sprays?

    It's one of my favorites, but are you sure you want to wear it to work during the day? If so, 2 sprays at most and don't rush to work!
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 18 April 2007

    Cartier Bois Bleu
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    How to decant cologne?

    I recently went to a fragrance festival and received some complementary spray bottles for perfumes. What is the best way to pour cologne into them without making a mess?! What do I need to do?
  96. Re: Decant Sales or Swaps no longer permitted on BN

    Could you name some other sites that go deeper? Or other sites that discuss colognes, etc? Thanks
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    A dandy is a man who places particular importance upon physical appearance, refined language, and the cultivation of leisurely hobbies. Historically, especially in late eighteenth- and early...
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    Re: The scent of dead saints...

    Within the Christian tradition there is a romantic belief in "the odor of sanctity." Christian saints are said to exhale a sweet perfume which increases at death and may remain for weeks, months, or...
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    Re: perfume gift for my mother

    She's older/retired. She works out with her friends in aerobics daily and is somewhat flambouyant. I wanted a daily suggestion for after her workout, so probably something not too strong that would...
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    Re: Josephine's perfume-wife of Napolean

    I'm still somewhat of a novice when it comes to perfume, but the perfumer who showed me the two fragrances had me in tears as he told the story of what Rance created for Napolean and his wife. The...
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