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    Re: Today I bought November 2017

    I bought Nuit et Confidences by Annick Goutal. Like it very much.
  2. Re: NEW: Annick Goutal - Nuit et Confidences For Women!

    Well, donna, too bad you can't sniff it locally, but if you do get to test it I'd love to know your impressions and if you get the relationship between the two.

    I went out and bought it today. I...
  3. Re: NEW: Annick Goutal - Nuit et Confidences For Women!

    Anyone tried Nuit et Confidences yet? Reading some of the reviews they range from raves to the lowest of the low bemoaning the complete downfall of Annick Goutal.

    It's been a long time since...
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    Re: Opinions on macho men's fragrances

    I don't get why this is in the female fragrance discussion. It's about macho men's fragrances.
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    How weird. Did it not cross the company's mind that two perfumes with the same name might confuse people? I read the two descriptions and even then find it hard to understand which is which. I wonder...
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    Re: Looking for a TEA scent

    I'm not familiar with the two asked about in the thread opener but I like Annick Goutal L'Île au Thé. It is citrusy in the opening with mandarin and has osmanthus along with the tea note they call...
  7. Re: Sometimes, do you remember back and think you took this too far?

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  8. Re: Sometimes, do you remember back and think you took this too far?

    Wow! That pretty well describes my modus operandi as well, Starblind. Nice to know that other(s) :D approach perfume this way. However wearing favoured fragrances over long periods has not prevented...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2017

    Yay! From first sniff at the New York get-together, very nice!

    Purchased from a friend, 35 ml bottle of Coco edp. Not sure of the age. The top notes are a little wonky but oh, the drydown! It is...
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    Re: I've created a monster.

    You check what's on top of the dresser! :D

    Bravo to you and your friend, Jowan! That is a very nice collection and I agree 100% perfume is therapy—has been so for me for sure. Wishing you both...
  11. Re: Vintage Forum - Women, where is your voice in a forum dominated by men???????

    Thank you, thediamondsea and Cook.bot.



    I am also into vintage in just about everything else in my home and love treasure-hunting. It feels more secure than with perfume because cast iron pans...
  12. Re: Vintage Forum - Women, where is your voice in a forum dominated by men???????

    Personally speaking, I don't spend much time discussing vintage perfume because I get too maudlin. It is very distressing to me what has become of perfumery as an industry and thinking too much about...
  13. Re: Brand new bottle spraying on very first press - Normal?

    If it's a sealed package sold by an authorized dealer, it's probably just good engineering.
  14. Re: What cologne or perfume gives you an image of a particular place?

    Angel Muse evokes an image of a day decades ago when I was in Vienna, walking down a cobblestone street, and came upon a pastry shop with the most delicious-looking pastries in the window and as I...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    Somehow the name simplicity coordinated with the colour of these scents and the uniform packaging stand out in my mind and I can relate to the concept. They look very appealing. Enjoy!
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    Happy Birthday, Kiliwia! Lovely gift. Many fragrant returns!
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    Re: Best gourmand with a twist!

    Seconding this--and a twist of vetiver!

    Angel Eau de Toilette is another one, not so sweet as Angel edp and with a woody twist.
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    Re: Mugler - Aura

    Apparently Macy's will get first crack at Aura in the US. No idea of when they are getting it but it might be a good idea to ask at a Macy's perfume counter.

    There has been a long thread on Aura...
  19. Re: Angel Muse Eau de Toilette - coming out soon but where are the blurbs or reviews?

    Thanks for the clarification, AntonPan!

    Oriane, I read your post on Coco edt and am not surprised. Edp tends to be the most popular concentration today but in general I tend to favour edt....
  20. Angel Muse Eau de Toilette - coming out soon but where are the blurbs or reviews?

    I put this thread in the General Fragrance Discussion because many reviewers claim Angel Muse leans masculine even though the advertising targets women. I do find it quite unisex.

    According to the...
  21. Re: Oct. 24 - Merz Apothecary fragrance event

    Sounds like fun! If I lived near Chicago I would attend for sure. For those who do attend, please write about the experience in the forum.
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    When traveling I only take one perfume; therefore I would only have one with me, no time wasted choosing. If I were on my little boat today, it would be Gardénia Passion.
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    Re: Dior Sauvage New Notes?

    Very likely so. In the text it's a little hard to differentiate the materials from the olfactory effects (which are also sometimes materials used). Patchouli minus camphorous note.

    So that leaves:...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage New Notes?

    Thanks very much for posting that whole description.

    Did I miss anything:

    bergamot, ambroxan, tobacco, elemi, resin, incense, pink peppercorn, lavender, patchouli, camphor, geranium, vetiver...
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    Re: Scents that envelop you

    Agree a number of Guerlains have that effect. The one I find it most with is Mon Précieux Nectar. It creates an enveloping aura you can almost see around the wearer! Also, Mugler Angel Muse has this...
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    Re: Dior Sauvage New Notes?

    Thanks for the link. Unfortunately it does not work for me and when I go on the Dior website the only notes they mention are bergamot and ambroxan. Would it be possible for someone to post a list of...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    Not exactly perfume per se--yet--but today in a thrift store I found a new-in-box Travalo atomizer for $1.00. Whoopee! Now to decide what to put in it...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I am not familiar with Christopher Ward but seconding Tissot. Some very beautiful "clean" styling and good watches. Another brand could be Seiko. I like mechanical watches, have worn both brands and...
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    Re: House of Patou

    Lovely photos. There is something about the way perfume used to be packaged that made it feel like one was holding a little treasure with all kinds of possibilities...
  30. Re: your favorite women scent (specified by brand) to wear as a man

    Re Ô de Lancôme, absolutely. I've been wearing it and it seems very versatile to me. In fact I find it surprising it's marketed as a women's perfume. IMHO it's as gender-neutral as a fragrance can...
  31. Re: NEW: Guerlain - Fall Flowers Limited Edition For Women!

    AB, the good news is it's still less than the $16,000 turtle. :D

    I don't entertain these money grabs on general principles. I tend to lose respect for a company when it neglects the quality of its...
  32. Re: NEW: Guerlain - Fall Flowers Limited Edition For Women!

    Thanks, hednic, for the notice. Very pretty bottle. My question has to do with this quote:

    "An explosion of rose, ylang-ylang, jasmine and orange blossom lifts the spirit and awakens the senses."...
  33. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    It must be a mad whirl of wearing one after the other! Enjoy!
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    There is no set time, hednic. I tend to wear scents from a couple of houses at a time and keep likely candidates from those houses out until a different one captures my fancy. I just put away the...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    Nicely displayed. Enjoy!
  36. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Although I don't comment on every photo, I enjoy looking at every one and take inspiration from their artistry and especially how well ordered the collections are. Thanking the posters for sharing...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    Finding some minis of Ô de Lancôme at a yard sale led to a purchase of a full bottle. No, it doesn't smell like it used to but nostalgia made me do it. :D Oddly enough, the current version, while...
  38. Re: What is your favorite fragrance that is named with a number? One pick only!

    No 5
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    Re: House of Patou

    I don't know the objective answer to this but I miss oakmoss the most.
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    I feel the same way about Angel Muse. I wear other perfumes and then after a few days I start missing it and have to wear it.
  41. Re: Recommend a natural smelling vanilla frag

    The vanilla in Mugler Aura is reported to be natural and it smells very nice to me, not overwhelming or too sweet like some vanillas, and not "foody.". There are also some woody notes in the drydown....
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    At a yard sale yesterday, picked up three little flacons of Ô de Lancôme, 7.7 ml each = 23.1 ml. I used to wear Ô and had forgotten how much I like it. Probably due for a full-size bottle in the...
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    Re: Guerlain Iris Ganache relaunched

    Peek-a-boo marketing where perfumes are intentionally made hard to get really dissuades me from trusting a brand. There are so many Guerlains I would buy--and that I used to buy when they were...
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    Re: Best gardenia scent

    Marble is the sweetest! Thanks for the photos. The truest gardenia I smelled was the Yves Rocher, long since discontinued. Always hoping to find a replacement, which is why I am reading this thread....
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Kotori and Vernona, hey, you might be right! :D Mugler is coming out with an edt version of Angel Muse soon and I am also looking forward to trying that.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Since last reported in April I've refilled my 30 ml bottle of Angel Muse about three times.
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    Re: I'm done with Dior Sauvage

    With all the reformulations, it seems today vintage starts happening after about two years... :D
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    I didn't get any leather either and patchouli--couldn't be sure of identifying it.
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    So I went back to the pharmacy for further investigation. Below are photos of the display and a closeup of the note pyramid, right on the display. I doused my arm with three juicy spritzes at around...
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    This was brand new stuff. They were featuring it right in the front of the store as a new arrival. I will check the details and smell it again and skin test it next time in the store, and take my...
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    Re: Need a bit of help please.......

    I'm sure many great choices may be suggested and can be found online. Maybe, also, might your daughter enjoy a perfume outing with Dad? It could be a wonderful father-daughter experience. Disclosure:...
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    Re: New Givenchy GENTLEMAN 2017

    I smelled this in a local pharmacy today (but did not skin test it). The price is $107 Canadian $. I don't remember the original Gentleman and can't comment on it but this one smelled pretty nice,...
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Thanks for the detailed description, Foustie. I'll likely be testing it next week. it's not surprising about lack of basenotes. I've noticed that in some Chanel perfumes lately, first in Eau Première...
  54. Re: Will fragrance ingredient disclosure soon come to a perfume near you?

    As long as disclosing the fragrance ingredients is voluntary, they should be able to do that no problem.
  55. Re: Will fragrance ingredient disclosure soon come to a perfume near you?

    Right. The only reason I can think of is it might shock some to see their dew-covered rose petals picked at dawn are really some alpha-numerical laboratory concoction.
  56. Re: Will fragrance ingredient disclosure soon come to a perfume near you?

    That's probably what they'll do to deter people from serious scrutiny! :D
  57. Re: Fragrances Spotted in Vogue September Issue

    Thanks for the Vogue report. I hope "Stronger with You" was the one for men! :D Traditionally the September issue is a fashion issue that emphasizes clothing and perfume is given short shrift. There...
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    Re: How do you apply YOUR fragrance?

    Unless it's parfum, most bottles today come in unopenable sprays. When available I prefer edt to edp and spritz nape, inner upper arms, wrists, waist area, knee area and, as a tribute to Socrates,...
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    Re: New: Aura by Thierry Mugler

    It's odd...I'm wearing Aura today and getting a note that is not in there: leather. Something is being translated to my perception as softly leathery. No idea!
  60. Re: News article: Chanel Gabrielle and how UK fragrance sales are dropping....

    They dragged along making such a big point of the Sept. 1st launch of Gabrielle that by Sept. 1st I was over it and didn't even bother attempting to smell it. Will sniff when it crosses my path. Not...
  61. Re: NEW: Thierry Mugler - Wonder Bouquet!

    I don't thnk you'll be disappointed. We had a preview sniff of this at the Mugler counter this summer. It's a very nice floral, easy to wear.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Nothing wrong with manual advancement. I like having something to do on an automatic watch. Makes the wearer feel useful! :D

    Thanks. It was the designs on the side that attracted me too.
  63. Will fragrance ingredient disclosure soon come to a perfume near you?

    Proctor and Gamble to disclose fragrance ingredients. Will others follow? We have to wait two years but it's coming. I'll bet the perfume industry is not crazy about this news.

    "Procter & Gamble...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I really like the date feature on that Oris watch. Very cool. in shorter months how does it advance to the first of the month?

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    While on vacation this summer I found this...
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    Re: I asked a guy about his perfume...

    LOL Probably more Seinfeld-episode-like events do take place in real lfe than people think! :D
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    Re: I asked a guy about his perfume...

    Dollar stores in North America are different from thrift shops. Thrift shops are where you buy used items and can sometimes find vintage perfume. Dollar stores sell cheap new stuff and they often...
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    Re: I asked a guy about his perfume...

    Believe me, it didn't stink and the guy was very nice.




    He was a modestly dressed middle-aged guy in the local drugstore, very courteous. I agree, the number of choices is limited. Looking...
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    Re: New: Aura by Thierry Mugler

    Further testing and the vibe of Aura evoked for me the vibe of the non-citrusy Atelier Colognes. My impression of both is they have a very clean smell, not as stark as the molecules used by Ellena in...
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    Re: I asked a guy about his perfume...

    :D The thought crossed my mind but judging by the person, in the end I tended to believe him.
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    Re: I asked a guy about his perfume...

    Good work donating items!

    There are two dollar stores around here, the Dollarama chain and a privately owned one with odd perfumes coming and going. Not too vast to check them out. I didn't think...
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    I asked a guy about his perfume...

    Today on the way into the pharmacy I was walking behind a guy who smelled fantastic. It was a chyprish aroma redolent of Chanel Pour Monsieur in the fulsome way it used to smell. Normally, even if I...
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    Re: House of Patou

    Adding that between the vintage version and today's version, made in France. There was a period in the early 2000s when Patou and notably Joy were purchased by Proctor & Gamble and made in England....
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    Re: House of Patou

    I am not familiar with all the Patou scents but have smelled and worn vintage Joy and tested the modern Joy and there is no comparison. The modern simply misses the mark. There is no way Joy can be...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Mugler Aura
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    Re: New: Aura by Thierry Mugler

    Now in possession of a bottle brought by a friend from France. A true review is not yet possible but my first impression is a pleasant vanilla scent and having a note redolent of a certain aspect of...
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Wonder where all those are coming from. There's supposed to be a worldwide launch September 1st.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st August, 2017

    Ace it, Miss Hesta!

    After ten delightful days in Nuit de Cellophane, now once again wearing Angel Muse. Sometimes with perfume, nothing seems to satisfy; sometimes, everything does! This is one of...
  78. Re: Can anyone help me identify this fragrance?

    It could be an older Héritage splash bottle, which was shaped a lot like that.
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    Wonderful narrative, epapsiou! Thank you! I think having a sit-down session in a restaurant with a quiet corner is a great idea.

    In Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman in the past I don't remember the...
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    IsoESuperman, what a retentive memory you have! That is a mindbogglingly detailed account and so lovely to read. Thanks for recounting all those highlights!

    Cytherian, so sorry that happened to...
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    That would be a great occasion to look forward to, PL!
  82. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice collection and the shaving paraphernalia enhances the gentleman's grooming vibe.
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    Re: @@ Manhattan Meetup is Back @@

    Seconding this with heartfelt thanks to epapsiou. It was a pleasure meeting everyone and I hope we can meet again. As well, the small perfume stores really know how to put on a party and we were...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Like hednic, purchased Lutens Nuit de Cellophane, however mine is in the 50 ml size. It replenishes an almost empty bottle of the same and was purchased during the NY meet-up today in what I can now...
  85. Re: Those who think Chant d'Arômes has changed, raise your hand

    Uh oh, mammakay, this sounds ominous. The one from 2013 lacked some specific notes but contained nothing of this nature.

    HOP, agreed it was aldehydic and not real sweet. 1991 version if in good...
  86. Re: Those who think Chant d'Arômes has changed, raise your hand

    What does your mom wear today? Has she found something else she likes? If you do get to check it out TDS, love to hear your impressions. The clove is gone and of course the oakmoss. The moss in the...
  87. Re: Those who think Chant d'Arômes has changed, raise your hand

    It probably does smell pretty good and subtle is a good word to describe it, Bavard. The last batch I tried was coded 2013. I would like to try a later batch because it may have been restored...
  88. Those who think Chant d'Arômes has changed, raise your hand

    ...you'd be right! Chant d'Arômes has always been in my wardrobe since first wearing it decades ago. It has been reformulated over the years but was always recognizable--until the last two times I...
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    Re: Plastic and egg custard?

    The first thought that popped up when reading the title is I hope it's not Aura. LOL My high hopes for Aura have been taking a punishment in some of the reviews of it I've been reading, with all...
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Donna, you're lucky to be getting perfume ads. All we get here are ads for pharmaceuticals, vehicles and insurance--and pillows, oh, the pillows... 😄
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Thanks for the link, MrsD!

    "Disclosure: this review was based on a preview bottle I purchased." ... Where, sir, if you please? :)
  92. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very inviting choices, elegantly displayed, and well photographed. Bravo!
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    Re: New: Aura by Thierry Mugler

    So funny: reading reviews from various sites, Aura is either "meh" or "post-apocalyptic." LOL I am hoping it will come down as something wearable somewhere between the two! :D
  94. Re: Anyone try/buy new Naomi Goodsir Nuit de Balkelite?

    It is not yet available in Montréal but the good news is the brand is carried by a local haberdashery called Tozzi. They have all the other ones but Bakélite is yet to arrive.
  95. Re: I tried a new YSL called Y for men designer release

    That's encouraging! Thanks, hednic. Both the women's and men's versions are on my sniff list. I haven't worn any YSL perfume since Opium got modified in a direction I didn't care for, years ago, but...
  96. Re: I tried a new YSL called Y for men designer release

    On the YSL website it shows one for women as well, claiming it has oakmoss, patchouli and florals. Are these two the same?
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I am wondering if the numerals might have been touched up. Does the coating on them look like the original coating? I have not seen this model Rolex before and can't compare it with anything but it...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Both. I have posted a couple of women's watches. Like to see more, too!

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    A very nice-looking watch. I'm a vintage watch fan in general. With regard to the luminescent...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    Hednic, they are producing Y again? Must check it out. I don't remember being interested in it in decades gone by but it looks like something lovely today! Any comments on it on your part would be...
  100. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I love Capricci!
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