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  1. Oh, this thread could have gone in such a...

    Oh, this thread could have gone in such a different direction...

    You've never worn it in her presence, and you have bad memories prior to her tied to it.

    Hmmm...maybe she has good memories tied...
  2. Re: My wife gave me a compliment for the first time in 5 years.

    So, have you figured out yet what she bought that day?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    Nice new well organized fragrance section in my local TJMaxx.

    Acquisition disorder kicking in...must...resist!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: February 2012

    Lol...for less than a cup of Starbucks ($1 each)

    I bought bottles of:
    Classic Match Polo
    Classic Match Polo Blue
    Classic Match Eternity
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    Re: Burr gives Play by Givenchy two stars

    The attractive SA at Sephora said "oh, and I like this one...<spritz>"

    My reply, without thinking, honest to God of your choice...

    "Why would I want to smell like a creamsicle?"
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Saw the whole Marshalls range today...seems like the first restock in months.

    Arpege ph
    Nicole Miller
    Azzaro ph
    Azzaro Chrome
    Azzaro Bright Visit
    Adidas South Africa (new one?)
    Michael Kors...
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    Re: St. Patrick's Day

    Isn't "green beer" the official scent of St. Paddy's day?
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    Re: Making out with Grandma?

    Heck I thought I smelled like an old woman when wearing Lanvin's Arpege Pour Homme.

    Not exactly "locker room" fare.
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    Re: Logically Speaking...

    Amusing...may I?

    Logically speaking...

    You wear Azzaro Pour Homme... What?! Someone's got a problem wit' dat?!

    Logically speaking...

    You wear Stetson because you need something more than...
  10. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    Damn, that's him...no doubt about it.

    Honestly, I really can't wait for the recommendations for spring!

    Admittedly I had to look up most of the words, and even a girl working at Sephora was...
  11. Re: Tim McGraw, Southern Blend - anyone smelled it?

    I'll admit to buying a .5 oz bottle of Southern Blend when it was on sale after the holidays at K-Mart for just a couple of bucks.

    The opening made me think of Escada (boozy note?) and London...
  12. Thread: Lmao

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    Re: Lmao

    I'm a complete neophyte...but even I was cringing at his pronunciation. Laughing too hard at the end to even feel sorry for the guy. Can't wait for his best spring/summer frags.

    The only name I...
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    Re: If you only had $100 for fragrances in 2010...

    If you wanted to survive on 100 dollars, and wanted variety for 100$.

    Wait for for K-Mart's next 40% off sale. (Only 30% at the moment, I suspect it'll be back for Valentine's day. It was on...
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    Re: Kmart.com having a pretty good sale

    Attention K-Mart Shoppers!

    40% off sale is back on through Monday!

    Thinking about Guerlain Vetiver (4.2oz ), Habit Rouge(3.4oz) and M7 (1.6 oz) for..... 100$

    Or maybe Guerlain Vetiver, Habit...
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    Re: best shave cream

    After posting #140 on this thread...

    I've purchased sampler packs from Geo Trumpers, and Truefitt & Hill back in early summer, and now making a dent in samples of Taylor of Old Bond St received...
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    Re: Boston Basenoters

    Formerly downtown Boston every day, now exclusively in the western hills!

    (and very happy with that change!)
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    Re: Out of curiousity - a personal question

    - Straight, married, young kids...wife likes it when I wear Burberry London. Currently sampling gentlemanly English shave creams and frags. I hate Hummus!

    Three fragrance discussions of note in...
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    Re: New Polo red white and blue

    Anyone notice that this is an Olympic year, and there's a Winter Olympics rapidly approaching?

    Any correlation between that and the appearance of Polo Red, White and Blue?
  19. Re: Christmas night out tonight and don't know what to wear.

    Limited experience and budget here...so I'll be wearing B-Men on Christmas Eve.
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    Re: Did I make a mistake that Is Unforgivable?

    Wow...someday I want to stumble upon that estate sale!
  21. Re: Dec '07 Details magazine - The Ultimate Guide to Buying Cologne

    And I've seen 4 of the 7 they chose at Marshalls for under $30. :tongue:
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Not the impression I got from post 1050...but whatever, I'm off to see what's on the shelf today!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I must have misinterpreted your "backyard" comment.

    Remember: Don't feed the animals!
  24. Re: Obsession night,Lolita Lempicka or burberry brit/touch?

    Wow...they're so different. (And I have three of them.)

    Obsession night is great in my opinion...lasts about 8 hours. Fruity but dark, one of my favorites.

    Burberry Touch - my Sunday morning...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Somehow I don't suspect basenoters are the culprits...

    yeah, we may snag a quick spray if a box is open, or return a bottle of Burberry "weekend in hell" after 2 sprays after it makes us gag.
    ...
  26. Little white lies... (smell alikes you won't admit to)

    After smelling and sampling John Varvatos, Boss Bottled, Burberry for Men and Aidas Victory League in recent monts...

    If anyone asks, I'm going to say "Varvatos" even though I really own AVL.
    ...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I thought so, but now that you mention it...it may have been the smaller bottle.

    And not a great deal after all.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Was tempted to do the same (Varvatos for 19.99) but decided after sampling at Macy's that it's better than, but still too close to the Adidas Victory League that I already have.

    Amazing, I'm...
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    Re: How do you Shave?

    My package of samples from Truefitt&Hill arrived. Shaving will be fun for the next week or two as I use all these samples up.

    I started off with the Almond Shave Cream this morning (in the shower...
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    Re: How do you Shave?

    Posted some of this before...

    This might send some folks into apoplectic fits of laughter, or revulsion. I haven't had shaving cream in the house in years. I've been shaving in the shower using...
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    Re: The $100 Fragrance Wardrobe challenge

    As I couldn't put 5 together that didn't come from Marshalls...I won't try.

    Escada 19.99
    Opium PH 19.99
    Chrome - 16.99 (1oz)
    Bulgari Blv - 14.99 (1oz)
    Obsession Night for Men 19.99
    Dunhill...
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    Re: Burberry Touch and Gucci Pour Homme II.

    My bottle of touch is getting cloudy...and I swear the opening is more like a "sweet tart" than the violet opening I remember.
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    Re: L`Instant de Guerlain or Opium Pour Homme.

    Will search out L'instant de Guerlain asap.

    Today, I wore Opium Pour Homme for the first time, I intentionally went a little light on it...

    Wow....just wish I hadn't waited so long to pick up a...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Grabbed a $5.99 bottle of Z-14 (1 oz) and finally broke down for a bottle of Opium for $19.99.

    I wonder if we'll see any more discounting of the Father's Day leftovers?
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    Re: The $100 Fragrance Wardrobe challenge

    Oh, come now. TJ Maxx/Marshall's is how I shop now... After spending $50+ on Polo Double Black, and a sampler of Burberry fragrances for 60$, it's the ONLY way I buy.

    Monday - Escada Homme...
  36. Re: Best Fragrance for Passing out Drunk during the NBA Finals

    Adidas Victory League?

    Seemed appropriate...on a few levels.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Whoa...they ramped up for Father's day...big time.

    Their fragrance selection tripled in the last few days, with box sets of everything already mentioned here, including Obsession for Men, Chrome...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Those seem to have dried up about a month ago...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Nope, save your cash, and wait for the next shipment. Stock should be getting good closer to Father's Day. They may put gift sets somewhere else in the store...keep your eyes open.

    Also, spotted...
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    Re: Your Best And Worst Blind Buy?

    Best: Obsession Night for Men
    Honorable mention: Escada Pour Homme

    Worst : "Weekend in Hell" aka Burberry Weekend
    Dis-honorable mention: Kenneth Cole Signature
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Nothing new at Marshalls except.....
    Everything is in plastic display boxes! Oh, the horror!
    I wonder if they'll tighten up their return policy too... :thumbdown:

    Spotted the new batch of...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 28 May 09

    Okay, pathetic...but Adidas Victory League.

    Smells like Burberry for Men (red box) for a lot less, and seemed a good fit for a cool cloudy day. Almost went in a different direction with Arpege...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Seems to depend on the store...I've heard you can't return fragrances that have been opened at one store, but at the store I frequent, it's never been a problem (and I've done it a few times.)
    ...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Pretty sure that's right, I think the Dirty English set was the same price.
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    Re: Your 5 Biggest Disappointments Ever

    I think you mistakenly sampled a bottle of Burberry Weekend aka "Weekend in Hell".
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Spotted some new sets...

    Dirty English, Vera Wang, Polo Sport, Curve Soul. In the 39.99 - 49.99 range.

    Still fighting the urge to buy the Tammy Bahama St Barts.
  47. Re: Who is wearing azzaro chrome for this summer 09?

    Just for the record, for the few 80+ degree days last week...I did choose Chrome.
  48. Re: Who is wearing azzaro chrome for this summer 09?

    We play "mail man" on alternate weeks....she plays "french maid" the other weeks.

    (Catching on yet, Renato?)
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    Re: What scent would a "problem solver" wear?

    The Sicilian in me says you wear "Azzarro" whether you're going to whack anybody or not...

    Ba-da-bing! Problem solved!

    :happy:
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Apparently not...seems random when they put stuff out, and when they move things around the store.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Odd day at Marshalls...I saw a bottle of Daytona 500 (for like 5 bucks) , and Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts gift set with bottle and "soap on a rope" for $29.99. A few tiny little bottles of...
  52. Re: Do you have a fragrance that you only wear at a certain day/time?

    Funny now that I think about it, I seem to reach for Burberry Touch on Sunday mornings.
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    Re: Have I finally gone off the deep end?

    Ding, Ding, Ding...we have a winner!
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    Re: How should I handle this?

    Next time...

    I'm surprised you didn't mention that you know of a website devoted to fragrances...maybe she can learn about he grandmother's passion and come to appreciate them for herself, or...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Wow...did I write that about Kenneth Cole Signature? What was I thinking.

    I wore it the next day, I was ready to return it by the end of the day. It didn't help my opinion much when I opened the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Anyone else saving their pennies for next month...

    I'm hoping they load up for Father's Day like they did for Mother's Day!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    And I'd bet returns went up too...
  58. Re: Who is wearing azzaro chrome for this summer 09?

    "Tourist" eh? My wife prefers "Mail Man"
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    Re: This hobby is INSANE!

    Aren't most hobbies? Think about golf for a minute...and most of the world can't play year-round. Think about sailboats? How many sit in harbors while people work to pay for them? You can go...
  60. Thread: Dislike of Brit

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    Re: Dislike of Brit

    To my pathetic untrained nose...it was horrible.

    I bought a set that included Brit, London and Touch. I liked the other two, but Brit was just too "complicated"...

    I started to force myself to...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    I really don't know, they don't require any ID/name/info/license just your signature on the return slip, and I pay cash so they don't have my credit card info, and the staff doesn't appear up to the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Kenneth Cole Signature...didn't seem so bad to me...what's wrong with me?

    It seemed all green at first then went aquatic and stayed that way for a long time...one spray on my wrist at noon, and...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Dang...got busy at work, and didn't get away until I left for the day. I was trying to catch my train, but I passed through to answer the question about Eternity, and I saw the 2008 Eternity Summer...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Thanks for the tips..will be heading back in about an hour.

    I don't dare walk into TJMaxx today!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Eternity Summer, white/light green box. Couldn't see any dating on package. Will swing through Macy's on the way back there later this afternoon.

    Still learning, smelling what I can when I get a...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    HELP...

    Inundated with a bunch of new options at Marshalls today...what do I buy?

    YSL Jazz
    YSL Opium Pour Homme
    Eternity Summer (for men)
    Obsession Night (for men)
    V&R Antidote...
  67. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    Wow...you must go through Pi like Charles Bronson went through MANDOM.

    http://dont-mess-with-charles-bronson.blogspot.com/2007/10/charles-bronson-on-your-tv-in-japan.html
  68. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    Funny, its a whole "why do boys collect baseball cards?" kind of question...

    The odd thing to me, is why you'd have that many backup bottles? You must really like Pi to have 5 bottles. Why not...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I go with two...

    Business: Tissot Ballade
    http://img.timezone.com/img/articles/archives0046/tissot_T46248731.jpg

    Casual: Stars & Stripes edition Citizen NaviSail
    (For sailboat racing, this...
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    Re: Please explain the word flanker

    Gotcha...purely a brand marketing thing.

    Why introduce a new fragrance with a new name, when you can capitalize on an existing name like Eternity, and call it Eternity - Summer.

    So it has...
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    Re: Please explain the word flanker

    As I've come to understand it...

    There are a lot of flankers where a company puts out "new" fragrances using the same name...like Joop which has a bunch of variations. They're trying to capitalize...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    A few "big" boxes of Armani Prive fragrances appeared today for 39.99
    I assume those are the fancy wood bottles with pebble caps.

    Seems you folks like the Eau de Jade...may be tempted to pick up...
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    Re: QUIKSILVER for men- Actually good

    If you've ever cut your own christmas tree...

    You'll recognize the smell of Quicksilver for men.

    Balsam (or pine) sap without the "sticky".
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    "Weekend in Hell" is back at my local Marshalls...won't be tempted again!

    Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur (2) at TJMaxx along with lots of Boss Bottled.

    BTW - wearing Escada today, and I...
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    Re: S o t D: Thursday, 9 April, 2009

    Playing an Apostle in a Holy Thursday service / Last Supper reenactment tonight.

    Polo Double Black seemed appropriate.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Yeah, something like that. I find it hard to understand the reviews on Weekend, it did make me wonder if this was the same stuff.

    Interesting, today I noticed in checking out, there were more...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    There was an open unboxed bottle of Escada in recent weeks. Really nice. I think it would go great with a dark suit. Probably have to wait until a formal event, or fall to wear it.

    Then there's...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Yes, you accurately point out that I am a fool to buy it blind. I did swing past Macy's to try it on the way to lunch, but they only seem to carry the Beat, Burberry, Brit, Touch and Summer right...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    TJ Maxx had Armani Prive Ambre Soi, Eclat de Jasmin, and Cuir Amethyste.
    I was a little annoyed seeing Polo Double Black for about half what I paid 2 months ago.
    Also saw Azzaro Pure Lavande as...
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    Re: best shave cream

    okay...warning...

    This might send some folks into apoplectic fits of laughter, or revulsion.

    I haven't had shaving cream in the house in years.

    I've been shaving in the shower using my...
  81. Thread: Scrubbers....

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    Re: Scrubbers....

    The one that prompted me to start this thread was Dunhill Desire Blue.

    Someone who reviewed it referenced it as smelling like Febreeze or bathroom cleaner, and I second that opinion.
  82. Thread: Scrubbers....

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    Scrubbers....

    In trying, testing, and learning...I've already run into a few "scrubbers".

    Anyone have any "scrubbers" they're willing to admit to?
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009)

    There were 5 bottles of 1881 there for about a week!!
    Swung by to buy one today, but they were gone.

    Oh well, the chase is half the fun.

    Was it a good purchase? Any regrets?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Today's finds included Nautica Voyage gift set, Escada, Lucky # 6, Claiborne, Oscar, Curve gift set, Davidoff Cool Water Cool Summer, Dirty English, and a few others. I passed.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's

    Dang, and I just saw a few Armani Prive Cuir Amethyste in Marshalls (downtown Boston) today, unfortunately didn't note the size or price. I'll remember to check next time.
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    Re: Pronunciation help

    Interesting, I always thought it was more "Air Mez".

    BTW - cool site...just entered "Guerlain Vetiver" and had some fun listening to the variations.
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    Re: Thanks for making this topic "accessible"!

    Thanks everyone...

    I plan on taking a long lunch to Copley soon, to take DustB's advice and methodical approach.

    But as I was headed to lunch I swung through Macy's and smelled a few...
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    Re: Thanks for making this topic "accessible"!

    Will plan to check out Copley some day at lunch...

    Thanks for the advice!

    DustB, I'll add your suggestions to my "must sample" list!
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    Thanks for making this topic "accessible"!

    Here I am in my late thirties, working with finance software in downtown Boston, living way outside of town with my small family...and I knew nothing of fragrances a week ago.

    I've bought exactly...
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