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    Re: My Chemical Romance

    I'm not sure about online begging. ...
  2. Re: Francis Kurkdjian Daniel Hechter - Cuir Sensuel...... Revisited

    Thanks for your post gtsb.
    Glad you appreciate it !!!
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    Re: My Chemical Romance

    You need to go to Holiday World and ride the woodies there...
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    Re: My Chemical Romance

    ....this is an extremely naive thread. I am surprised that Grant allowed it ?
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    Re: My Chemical Romance

    Why don't you get a bank loan for this project like everyone else ?

    By the way, wooden roller coasters are much better than steel ones !!
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    Thanks for sharing. I have had some good experiences with cheapies as well as fragrances that are not actually designed for wearing on the skin.
    Another recommendation I have is a fragrance designed...
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    Re: Frig Me !...This Is A Masterpiece !!!

    All the bottles I found recently are 30ml cylindrical ones. One is the normal edp, (with a that typical Caron bubbleskin sleeve around the bottle - purple colour). The other is dark purple coloured...
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    Re: Amor Amor Absolu ?

    I don't think so hednic.
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    Re: Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    "Oh my gawd !!!" as far as the price goes...
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    Amor Amor Absolu ?

    Apparently, this gets huge ratings on fragrantica. No reviews here so far.

    Anyone ....?
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    Frig Me !...This Is A Masterpiece !!!

    Parfum Sacre - Caron.

    WoW ! this is a m.o.f.

    It's incredible to think that this was created in 1990. It's more like one of those great Caron classics from 1919.
    If you haven't already..... I...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    ...just don't sink to the Toilet Duck level !!!...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    At the end of the day it's all fragrance...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    I would describe this as very much a gourmand rhubarb. No tartness. It's like a pot of rhubarb stewing on the stove with a pot of custard boiling next to it, but perfectly done and very natural...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    Sorry, I have never tried the one you mention. This one is a full-on sweet Rhubarb.
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    Re: Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    Thanks for the wonderful photo's ScottW.
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    Re: Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    Thanks for the links Derbyman !
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    Shalimar Indian Nights ???

    There's a listing on the fragrantica directory for this, but I can't find a thing about it on basenotes.
    Apparently there were only 40 bottles, (1.5 litres) produced !!!
    ...I wonder what the price...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    I will have to try it again. I did only try it once in a shop. First I sprayed 2 sprays on a test strip and could smell nothing at all. NOTHING !. Then I spraged 3 sprays on the skin and got...
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    Re: Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    By the way, the company that makes these fragrances is called www.bougies-la-francaise.com
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Agree with ClaireV.
    Balmain Ivoire. The ultimate "pure white soap" fragrance. If you want extra green, layer it with Chanel no.19 Poudre !
  22. Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    Peep's, don't forget to try Cuir Sensuelle created by Mr K which is amazing and can be yours for €14 !!!
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    Niche Quality for 3.50 !

    Rhubarb, rhubarb, rhubarb I hear you all say.
    Rhubarb indeed, the most mouthwatering, succulent rhubarb I have ever encountered !! (not that many perfumes encompass this note...)
    This stuff is...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    Personally, I find it not at all similar, but I'm sure american valley girls will love it...
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    Re: L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    ....and here in Europe these mainstream fragrances have become so damned expensive.
    Habit Rouge edt now costs €89 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Bad news: Molyneux's Captain is back...

    Thanks for the warning. Doesn't surprise me at all. There should be a term for this new trend. Perhaps "brandjacking"....
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    L'Homme Ideal Cologne

    I will keep this short and sweet.
    Today I tried this.
    If you thought L'Homme Ideal, (edt) was bad...I suggest you do not go near this, (although you have to go very close to smell anything at...
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    Re: Habit Rouge Sport - Worth Buying ?

    Thanks Francolino for the advice !
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    Habit Rouge Sport - Worth Buying ?

    I've tried it a few times, but found it weird, containing a harsh /metalic note. I did.t like it at all. I haven't smelled it for quite a while and now that it's discontinued I wondered if I should...
  30. Re: What is really going on with EU fragrance regulations

    THIS....which is why I gave the example of tobacco/ cigarettes. It's not about health safeguards. It's all about money.
  31. Re: What is really going on with EU fragrance regulations

    The irony is that EU still allows tobacco/ cigarettes to be sold. No regulation, apart from age concent and a warning that it can kill. Plus the fact that tobacco is addictive !... but european...
  32. Re: Know of any fragrances/brands that aren't commonly mentioned here? Come tell us what it is!

    I Coloniali. La Perlier. Esteban. Great and not expensive !!!
  33. Re: Mainstream but Oddball - Your favourite Out of the Ordinary stuff

    This is a great thread Andy. Thanks. There is definitely such a thing as oddball mainstream. I would suggest Noir from Dupont as fitting this category. It was weird and I swapped it away which I sort...
  34. How Do You Rate The Aqua Allegoria Line Of Fragrances From Guerlain ?

    Please give a description of your favourites from this line. Thanks.
  35. Re: The discontinued perfume list 2015 : Have your favourite scents survived the cull?

    Thanks Grant !
  36. Re: The discontinued perfume list 2015 : Have your favourite scents survived the cull?

    GREAT,GREAT GREAT !!! Thank you Grant., (I don't mean great that they have been discontinued - I mean great that we now have a reference list).
    I still think quite a few have to be added to the...
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    Re: Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    Wow, this is interesting ! I have tried quite a few of the classic Faberge's, but not Woodhue. I love the creamy sub-accord in Loewe 2.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme Approximations?

    Agree, Blend 30 from Dunhill. It's like a slightly greener version of Patou pour Homme.
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    Re: Masterpiece Fragrances

    These are very underrated/ lesser known masterpieces...

    EBENE - Balmain
    LANVIN FOR MEN
    GRES MONSIEUR
    BLEND 30 - Dunhill
    JEAN LOUIS TRINTIGNANT
    CELLINI - Faberge
    LE NOMADE - D'Orsay (the...
  40. The Most Beautiful Flacon Ever Created ? Please Post Photographs !!!

    If possible give one suggestion for a mass produced flacon, (eg Angel/ Safari/ Gucci pour Homme, etc.) and one suggestion for an artisinal design.
    Photo's very welcome !
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    A huge thanks to everyone for your comments and opinions. I don't often have access to these and I only own miniatures of Cormandel, No.22 and 1932, so I am really grateful for your expertise...
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    Poll: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    I am in awe of most of these wonderful high quality fragrances from Chanel and wanted to see from a poll which would be concluded as the "creme de la creme".
    Please also feel free to post a list in...
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    Re: Fragonard's Fragrances ???

    Thanks hednic, I really appreciate your imput and advice !
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    Fragonard's Fragrances ???

    Sorry, I did start a similar thread to this a while back, but I can't seem to find it.
    Which Fragonard creations would you recommend, including discontinued ones please ?
    I'm hoping hednic will...
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    Re: Joop! Nuit d Ete !!!

    Hi PaveLL,
    I'm sorry, I don't know who created it. I will try to find out.
    If you're looking for something similar I would say search for Secret de Venus, (...NOT!!! the new version, but the old...
  46. Re: Ten Greatest Extraits Of All Time. Which Would You Choose ?

    Thanks everyone for your posts !
  47. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Yes.
  48. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Thanks hednic. I will contact him and report back.
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I'm hoping that lpp will chip in at some stage. I sent a sample out to Trebor and he passed some on to her...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Firstly, a huge thanks to Mumsy for miraculously dividng the already miniscule amount of the fond I sent her, to enable others to experience it. Also, a huge thanks to ClaireV for starting this...
  51. Re: Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    Hi Sam, hardly anything is on the box. No batch code and no printed info such as size etc. It took me ages to find the size...also, nothing written on the Bottle itself !!! I eventually found out the...
  52. Question For Guerlain Experts ? (500ml Chamade Flacon)

    I've discovered a perfumery that has a 500cc bottle of vintage Chamade (edt). The box has the classic white background with thin black steps pattern on it. The flacon itself is the same as the...
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Aventus.
    Without a doubt the biggest NON-event I have ever encountered.
    ...and what's with all this shit about batch numbers. Can't they even produce it to conform to a reliable standard ???
  54. Ten Greatest Extraits Of All Time. Which Would You Choose ?

    As a collector of classics I am getting more and more into extrait strength formulas. I recently purchased Givenchy III extrait, Metal extrait and Missoni extrait. All are heavenly.
    Which are your...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    I'm quoting a young guy called Joaquim from a facebook perfume group. This was his response to the sample of the mystery extrait/ fond I sent him.

    "Hi David The extrait is here, and...wow, just...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    Thanks for your interest.
    I actually know very little about it ! The gentleman I bought it off used to work in Grasse as a supplier of raw materials to all the big perfume manufacturers. This...
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/de3d65cf-0075-403d-ad64-fefbfcaf5658_zps4pagnilr.jpg

    Thanks Claire, I really love your description of...
  58. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for the description Russlan ! I agree that it's brighter and lighter....and to my nose much livelier than TdH, (think fireworks!)...
  59. Re: Symbiose de Stendhal - Has Anyone Info/ Notes Etc.. ???

    I managed to find out the notes from a member on fragrantica...

    Top Aldehydes/ Ylang-Ylang/ Jasmine/ Gardenia/ Orchid

    Middle Rose/ Iris

    Base Woods/ Musk

    It's classified as a spicy...
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    Poll: Re: Kouros Flankers Poll

    I started this poll partly to find out the differences and preferences between the Eau de Sport 1986 and the Cologne Sport from 2003.They seem to contain very different notes, yet both are called...
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    Poll: Kouros Flankers Poll

    Your favourite and the differences.
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    Re: What's Going On With Tabac Blond !!!

    The perfume did not smell off or rancid at all. It was a bright fruit syrup like Coco Mademoiselle. I am wondering if this is Caron's attempt to jump on the popular mass-market bandwagon like...
  63. Re: Has Anyone Tried The Recent Releases From Lush ?

    Thanks for your post cacio !
    I will have to try Kerbside Violet and Smuggler's Soul.

    ...I'm looking for Tuca Tuca...(swap for one of my vintages anyone ?)...sorry, slipped out !
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    Re: How Old Is This Caron ? - Help Please !

    Thanks hedonist222
  65. Symbiose de Stendhal - Has Anyone Info/ Notes Etc.. ???

    I did start a thread about this years ago and a couple of members answered. Thanks.
    I'm bringing it up again in the hope that more people can provide info or the notes for it. It's only included in...
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    How Old Is This Caron ? - Help Please !

    I recently spotted a cellophane sealed box of Tabac Blond extrait (7,5ml). It didn't look old and didn't have the old classic star/ snowflake pattern on the box. I think it was white with black...
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    Re: What's Going On With Tabac Blond !!!

    Thanks everyone. What I smelled seemed like a copy of Coco Mademoiselle. I was truly shocked. Perhaps others can try it and give their views. Thanks.
  68. Re: Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    No. I do love classic vintage Kouros and love the idea of all these variations on a theme. So I was asking which one is the most interesting/ unique to try and get hold of. It seems that Fraicheur...
  69. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    Exactly, I just thought it was totally weird that I had never ever crossed paths with this fragrance. I was trying to establish if it was only sold in certain elitist establishments, which I tend to...
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    What's Going On With Tabac Blond !!!

    When the Perfume Guide came out I was shocked at Luca Turins harsh attitude towards Caron and Tabac Blond. I re-tested it in a couple of shops and hardly noticed a change to the vintage version. Who...
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    Givenchy III - A Dark Horse ?

    I've tried this a few times and can't make up my mind on it.
    Do you find it very complex ?
    Interested to here your views on this one, (preferably the vintage version)... edt/ edp and extrait....
  72. Which Is The Most Coveted Of The Classic Kouros Flankers ?

    Thanks for your help.
  73. Re: Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    Thanks for the in depth description ! The reason I am trying to categorise/ classify it is because I am searching for it. I never usually go near niche / elite style perfumeries. I tend to visit more...
  74. Domenico Caraceni 1913...is this classed as niche ?

    It's strange that I have never come across this fragrance. Is it niche or an old classic barber shop style fragrance ?
    Looking at the bottle it's difficult to categorise it...
    Is it only sold in...
  75. Re: HAS ANYONE GOT THESE ???...What About Adam, Tuca Tuca, Domenico Caraceni 1913 etc...

    The house is Joop. The perfume is called, "What about Adam ".

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    I would prefer to swap. Have a look on my wardrobe. (I can get most designer fragrances as testers)..so if...
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    Re: Niki Lauda for Men

    Will try and "dig" my bottle out and give it a wearing...
  77. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for the review Dimitrios ! I didn't know about the Yardley and Byblos in Black. It seems there are lots of TdH clones out there !!!
  78. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for posting. Great to get your intepretation and views on this one !
    I often think that everyone's nose is tuned differently and we all get slightly different readings which makes it all the...
  79. HAS ANYONE GOT THESE ???...What About Adam, Tuca Tuca, Domenico Caraceni 1913 etc...

    I'm also looking for Calligraphy Rose, (Aramis).
  80. Re: Blind bought Havana, on the fence; what other Aramis to try?

    It's so subjective. I personally do not like Havana (reserva) at all. Like the other poster, I find it too sharp and I don't get any tobacco note at all. I find it a disappointing sharp fruity...
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    Re: Shalimar - can a man get away with it?

    If you like L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extreme then you can certainly wear Shalimar, (make sure it's vintage). Vintage Shalimar, (especially the extrait) is very similar to LIDGE. They both...
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    Re: Shalimar - can a man get away with it?

    Lol !
  83. Third In The Trilogy - Smooth Flowing Patchouli Bomb

    To get the gist of this fragrance you have to read Gattinoni's concept behind it. The word neo refers to neoprene,a type of rubber used in Gattinoni's latest couture...
    To reflect this skin-tight...
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    Re: Loewe 2 EXCELLENT !!! Check It Out !

    Thanks to a friend I managed to find out the key notes, (albeit in spanish !)

    You will have to guess some of them...

    Top notes, Junquillo

    Middle notes, Jazmin, Ylang Ylang, Iris, Rosa
    ...
  85. Ebay seller Bragmayer, (Mike) from Paris, France ?

    Does anyone know this ebay seller called Bragmayer . His real name is Mike and he sells from Paris, France ? He has a lot of vintage Guerlain perfumes. I am trying to contact him privately, (outside...
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    Re: Dynamite no2 - THIS ONE

    ....I'm saving it for the weekend. It's a bomb ! :tongue: :)
  87. Re: Roberta di Camerino pour Homme - Mark Buxton ???

    http://i1192.photobucket.com/albums/aa335/TabacNoir/P1050550_zps03xqjxnk.jpg
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    Re: Dynamite no2 - THIS ONE

    Yes, I agree it's quite old, but I only discovered it recently and think it's worth checking out....especially if you like By, which goes for astronomical prices these days on ebay.
    I believe this...
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    Dynamite no2 - THIS ONE

    Recently I discovered three exceptional italian fragrances. All unique, but sharing certian DNA with other fragrances.Mila Schon Uomo was the first. This is the second....
  90. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Go for it Primrose !!!!
  91. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Have you ordered the Mila Schon Dimitrios ??? I think you will enjoy it.

    It's crazy. When you spray, this ginormous cloud engulfs you...!!!

    By the way, there's a new version of Arrogance...
  92. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Great stuff Russlan !

    ...your'e all going to lynch me if I got this one wrong lol !!!!
  93. Thread: Kouros Silver?

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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    I'm starting to get nervous. I hope this isn't a phase out of the dear old Kouros we love and know ?
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    Re: Most nauseating fragrance.

    There's a certain type of amber that really turns my stomach. It's the amber rendition used in Prada fragrances. Also those ultra dry synthetics such as Bvlgari pour Homme and Issey Miyake's L'Eau...
  95. Thread: Kouros Silver?

    by david
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    Re: Kouros Silver?

    It's not for sugar daddies, it's for twinks. lol !!!
  96. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Nice one !!!
    Can't wait to hear your views.

    When it arrives !!!!!....try doing this.Go outside to spray>> first impressions<<it's amazing on a breeze. One single spray on the neck is enough. Be...
  97. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    Thanks for posting Rex. Yours is an older Mila Schon fragrance. Perhaps you could give us all a brief description of it !!
    Mila Schon Uomo is a relatively new fragrance... but sadly it's already...
  98. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...a tale of 4 fragrances.

    @ Renaissance Man. It's funny, I'm often envious when I see online stores. The best deals are always american online stores like strawberrynet and prices are in US $, but the shipping to Europe makes...
  99. Thread: Orange, but...

    by david
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    Re: Orange, but...

    Hi badarun,
    I recommend Etiquette Bleue from D'Orsay. To my nose it's a very powdery orange. Gorgeous !
    There are a few others I adore, but they have escaped my memory at the moment. Will report...
  100. Re: Stunning Fragrance And A Bizarre Story...

    ...I'm not rubbing it in, I'm spraying it on !!! lol !
    Seriously, you should be able to find these online easily and at incredibly low prices. I just found Bronze Age online for €10.
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