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    Good article with Sissel Tolaas of IFF

    http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/17706/1/the-nose-knows
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    Tom Ford / Bond no 9 US

    Tom Ford - Oud Wood 100ml Bottle $175 shipped
    click on link for a larger view to how much is left in the bottle
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    Bond No 9 - Wall Street 100ml ~95% left $120
    Bond No 9 - Chinatown 100ml ~...
  3. Tom Ford Lavender Palm 50ml bottle $110 shipped - US Only

    Tom Ford Lavender Palm 50ml bottle - about 46ml remain - $110 shipped US only
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    Re: Lana Del Rey at CREED Paris

    It was so awful. She can't sing live
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    Re: ATOH vs. STH By Kilian

    STH. Though i hardly wear it anymore.
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    Re: SOTD; Thursday, March 15, 2012

    Kobe. All week
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    Re: Laughable Clive Christian Pomp and Nonsense

    How are you supposed to smell C for Men when the room was already pretty much filled with C for Women? Beautiful room, beautiful host/presenter but still kind of a weird way of presenting a fragrance...
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    Xerjoff.. new pricing on Luckyscent

    I just noticed the shooting stars line is now $265 on Luckyscent.com :vrolijk_26:

    http://luckyscent.com/shop/section/1/item/51107/brand/Xerjoff/Kobe.html

    good to see this line coming to a more...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: March 2012

    I finally bought:

    http://www.xerjoff.com/eboutique/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/s/s/ss_kobe_2.jpg

    Kobe

    and also a 15ml bottle of Dhofar
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    Re: Considering a purchase of Amouage Memoir Man

    Yes, I've ordered from them before and had no issues. They are a small shop in Delray Beach, FL. I keep meaning to go check them out in person one of these days as they are less than an hour away...
  11. Re: Where to get Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille (sample)?

    Email them at cs@tomfordinternational.com and explain to them that their fragrances are not easy to find in your area. I have had mixed results, sometimes they send them sometimes I never hear back...
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    Re: Considering a purchase of Amouage Memoir Man

    Best price Ive seen is from FourSeasonsProducts.com using their 20% off discount code ( LOVE ) which should bring the price down to just over $200. Still costly but I hope that helps to soothe the...
  13. Thread: Creed Santals

    by Futami
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    Re: Creed Santals

    What he said.
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    Re: Creed Longevity Company Comments

    To the original poster: Lots of people have contacted Creed directly concerning variations in their batches. The only answer I have seen, and perhaps someone will come forward with other information,...
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    Re: Short take on Tom Ford's Bois Marocain

    If I remember correctly I'm the one who bought your bottle. I too sold it off not long after. I kept a small decant of which I still have most of it.

    It was just so non-remarkable to me. I liked...
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    Re: Sampled my first Amouage fragrance...Dia Man

    Agreed, Dia is one of the best from this house for sure! Subtle but persistent, lasts all day on me.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, January 19, 2012

    Today was

    SOTD: Creed - Green Valley
    SOTE: Le Labo - Vanille 44
  18. Re: Harrods Swarovski Oud by Bond, what can I expect ?

    My guess (and I could be totally wrong) is that it's Givaudan Oud Opur and cypriol oil.
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    Re: Sites that price match Amouage?

    good luck with that.
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    Re: ScentMatchers claims to match any scent for $60

    Brrr, Its a little shilly in here.
  21. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by Futami
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    Re: Sunglasses

    Thanks, that is not me. Im more of a behind the camera kind of guy lol. It's a friend of mine I did some head shots for. We used some of my stuff (i.e. headphones and glasses, etc).

    Nikon D700, ...
  22. Thread: Sunglasses?

    by Futami
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    Re: Sunglasses

    Ok, so these are one of the frames I'm currently into. Chrome Hearts - Straight Up 1. I got them last year and i've bought two other ones since. I have issues lol

    ...
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    Re: 1st scent purchased in 2012?

    Nice!
  24. Thread: Sunglasses?

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    Re: Sunglasses

    Nice frames, Hedonist. My favorite lines are at the moment are Oliver Peoples & Chrome Hearts. I'll post some photos when I have time to take a few.
  25. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Black Violet- too feminine

    Although not my favorite, Black Violet doesn't register as feminine to my nose.

    You can always try it but it doesn't sound like a good combo to me. Why not just wear Tuscan Leather by itself.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    Creed - Green Valley today

    http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/11/11/creed_green_valley_image_title_czdxc.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 9, 2012

    we are back to our regular temps down here (80s) so.....


    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_WHQwnQAgOKw/S0aJx4djxmI/AAAAAAAADOs/ykgKN8vJ9hg/s400/creed-windsor1.jpg

    CREED - Windsor
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    Re: FAKE Vintage Fahrenheit from eBay Germany

    Sorry to hear about this. With ebay/paypal you do have some recourse. If you contact eBay/Paypal and let them know that you received counterfeit products and they will more than likely side in your...
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    Re: Getting rid of the "average"? Ever done it?

    I know what you mean. i get the urge periodically. I seem to purge and then before you know it I've bought new frags.
  30. Re: Do you consider Amouage Silver the worst Amouage men's fragrance?

    double post, sorry
  31. Thread: Xerjoff in NYC?

    by Futami
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    Re: Xerjoff in NYC?

    Wow, for a luxe brand I would have at least expected a reply, a 'thank you for the information" would have sufficed. A sample or two to offset the lost ml's wouldn't have hurt and would have gone a...
  32. Re: Cartier enter niche market with Les Heures du Parfum

    There hasn't been much buzz about these. I'd check out #12 (incense) and #13 (leather). The iris one was nice but too fleeting.

    Also the prices don't shock me as much as they did originally. I...
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    Re: 1st scent purchased in 2012?

    Thanks, I have champagne tastes and a Ritz cola budget lol



    Congrats! The top notes are just amazing. I recently picked up a 75ml bottle in the marketplace.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday January 5, 2012

    Today is:

    http://www.colette.fr/files/image_slide_show_new_160478_fr.jpg
    Vanille 44
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    I like it but I can't smell it after 1 hour which is unusual for me. I really can't justify the purchase. The SA gave me some extra carded Royal Oud samples. They have your name on it.
  36. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Unfortunately I have many. Photography, I DJ, I collect vinyl, sound and light gear, sunglasses, silver biker jewelry. And I just transitioned and made photography my career.

    and I have to force...
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    Re: SOTD : January 3, 2012

    Today I wore:

    http://www.creedboutique.com/135-279-large/royal-oud.jpg

    perfect for the 55 degree weather we are having.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    Saks Dadeland had that promotion on the 30th. It was a last minute thing and I got a txt from my SA there the same day. I almost wasn't able to make it... Almost.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - January 2012

    My local Creed Counter had a promotion, bring in an empty Creed Atomizer and they would fill it with any fragrance of my choice. No purchase necessary. I had a red one that i originally had intended...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 2, 2012

    Creed - Royal Oud for a cold evening in Miami.
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid extrait/parfum

    Congrats! its a really special scent. I don't wear BO often but when i do i prefer it over the edp.
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    Re: Smelled Creed Royal Service today

    Whoa! Why would they do that?
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    Re: 1st scent purchased in 2012?

    more than likely it will be Kobe.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, December 28, 2011

    Le Labo - Vanille 44

    http://images.nymag.com/daily/fashion/25_vanille_lgl.jpg
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    Re: A*Men finally broke me

    lol
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    Re: Which will be your first buy for 2012?

    Nice upcoming purchases everyone.

    My next purchase is going to be a flacon of Windsor 09 that a Creed SA tracked down for me. Then when my wallet recovers I see a bottle Xerjoff Kobe and a...
  47. Re: Amouage Honour, Jubilation XXV, and Memoir -- Any longevity problems?

    It lasts quite well on me. About 7 hours or so, but it has quite bit of iso e super if my nose does not deceive me. and that could trigger olfactory fatigue.
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    Re: What is the best SA 'line' you've been given?

    My pet peeves is the "I'm sorry that has been discontinued" when you know that it hasn't. But then again i don't shop much with SA's like are like that.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 16, 2011

    Xerjoff - NIO from a sample

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/secundar/o.11943.jpg
  50. Re: Chance to get good deal on Santal 33 but have a couple of qsts..

    I don't find them anything alike and I wouldn't hesitate to to have both in the same wardrobe.
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    Re: What are you buying yourself for Christmas?

    I got myself a bottle of Vanille 44 and restocked my supplies with almost 50ml of Windsor (first batch).
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    Re: Extreme Oud - by Kilian

    You're killing me but I'm oh so tempted.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    I couldn't help it, i tried to resist but the lure was too strong.

    I just ordered a bottle of Le Labo's Vanille 44 from Luckyscent before November is over and so are their city exclusives. I...
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    Re: Vintage Tabarome on ebay

    Congrats on the sale.

    My guess is that the other seller is a Basenoter as well.
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    Re: by Kilian Pure Oud

    Good Lord!... I'll wait until they have the refills available, if ever.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    SOTD: Creed - Royal Oud
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    Re: by Kilian Pure Oud

    I didn't care for Montales Original Oud but going by your description I must try Kilians Extreme Oud. I really liked Pure Oud so I can only imagine Im gonna love Extreme Oud.
  58. Re: Why do I smell like the bottom of a rabbits cage with most perfume ????

    Welcome to Basenotes. Sorry you're having that issue

    I am not sure what it is but I would try spraying on my shirt or some other piece of clothing. It should solve that problem and also make the...
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    Re: by Kilian Pure Oud

    Compared to oud oils its not even close. If you're after the real deal oils are the way to go. But compared to other oud scents its not bad at all. The closest thing to it is Montales Original Oud...
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    Poll: Re: Millésime Impérial Longevity Poll

    I get 6-8 hours but other people have told me that they could still smell it on me even in the 10-12 hour range.
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    Re: New XerJoff line: "Sospiro Perfume"

    Vivace does sound nice.

    They must really like purple over at Xerjoff. I had Dhofar in the presentation box and the box was purple. I don't get it.
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Forget It!

    $116 for 15ml of Vanille 44. *Sigh*
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    Re: SOTD Tuseday 1st November 2011

    Santal 33 for me as well.

    It's fantastic. I've been wearing it most of this past week. Looks like I'll be ordering a bottle of this soon.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 28, 2011

    My SOTD is Santal 33 by Le Labo

    I was very surprised by this one. The sandalwood, cedar, papyrus combo is just spectacular. I can't stop smelling myself.
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    Re: $1700 bottle of Creed huh?

    Wow, so in a split it will be only $340 for 50ml.

    or $6.80 per ml.
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    Re: Creed Feuille Verte

    Ok, I'm considering hosting a split of this if anyone is interested. I'm in for 50ml so we would need 4 more participants.
  67. Re: Creed Feuille Verte now for sale. Ships Monday!! And a new secret scent by Creed!!

    Fueille Verte is my SOTD. I wish I had an '06 sample to compare.
  68. Thread: Creed Royal Oud

    by Futami
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    Re: Creed Royal Oud

    I finally tried this one over the weekend. It reminds me of L'Artisan's Tea for Two.

    $300 for 75ml? Thanks but I'll pass. They gave me a sample so I'll give it another wearing but at this point...
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    Re: I really do love New York Oud.

    To me it always reminds me of Bleecker Street with those Violet aroma chemicals.
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    Re: I really do love New York Oud.

    No they are not the same. Harrods Limited Edition comes in a green bottle with graphic/crystals of the front of Harrords.
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    Re: Guerlain Fragrance Experience Events

    im sooo tempted. thanks for the info.
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    Re: SOTD : Thursday, October 06, 2011

    Pure Oud - By Kilian

    again.

    http://nationalpostarts.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/by-kilian-pure-oud.jpg?w=620
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    Re: Creed Boxes / Original Santal.

    Creed has made some changes to the boxes over the years. I believe the one listed for $136 is the older box if I'm not mistaken, at least it matches the one I have.
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    Re: Do you really wear one fragrance a day ?

    Usually just one for me. Sometimes two if I go out that night
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    Re: Creed Boxes / Original Santal.

    Yup, like Hedinc said. as far as I know there is only one concentration. Looks like they messed up.
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    Re: Montale Paris Exclusives question

    Unless it's changed I am pretty sure that they will ship the exclusives to you. At least thats how I got the ones I have a few years ago.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th October, 2011

    SOTD: Pure Oud - by Kilian

    And lots of it. Watch out world!
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrances, bar none

    Like Hednic, the closest thing I've smelled is Montale's de Mysore. Unfortunately it's very pricey probably more so than the real thing.
  79. Re: looking for scentless deodorant stick or roll-on

    Almay is my preferred deodorant. it is scentless.
  80. Thread: Oud 27

    by Futami
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    Re: Oud 27

    They are not! Thank heavens. Oud 27 has a very fecal opening. I love the woody dry down but I can't get past the top notes.

    Some other oud centric fragrances to try are:

    Bond no 9 - Harrods...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend on ebay

    Chances are that the bottle you purchased off of eBay is fine. When I use NP I usually can't smell it on myself after only a few hours but I know that it's there cause other people can smell it on...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Harrods Swarovski Limited Edition

    Wow, it is gone from the website. What a shame, that is one of the best bonds. But i'll pass for $625.
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Harrods Swarovski Limited Edition

    You can get a non-blinged out bottle on their website for $300 or so.
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    Re: New Haarlem - Bond No. 9 Utter disappointment

    I guess if anything is to be learned is that no matter how descriptive a review of a fragrance is it still cannot compare to actually smelling it. Blind buys are risky. Decants and samples will save...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 20, 2011

    Derby (vintage formulation)
  86. Re: Blind bought Tom Ford Arabian Woods by mistake!

    It reminded me a bit of Amouage Silver.
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    Re: Bond Harrods - Swarovski

    Yeah I dont see any similarities between them. HOT's opening should be cinnamon and dry down to leather if I remember correctly.


    On a side note I FINALLY have Harrods Limited edition Oud in my...
  88. Re: Do you consider Amouage Silver the worst Amouage men's fragrance?

    Silver is one of my favorites as well. You may be getting put off by the civet in it.
  89. Thread: Borneo 3000 OUD

    by Futami
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    Re: Borneo 3000 OUD

    You may want to take a look and maybe ask in the oud group. Lots of information and knowledgable people there that may not see this forum.

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=15
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    Re: Neroli Portofino - Tom Ford Private Blend

    Contact TF through their website. Ask nicely. TF is very accommodating with samples.
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    Re: Lavender Palm hits the evil bay

    Couldn't one just call the store and have it shipped directly to you. Im pretty sure that even with shipping it would be cheaper than that auction.
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    Re: Azure Lime is underrated.

    Azure lime's longevity is deceptive because it can seem to last for only 30 minutes or so but it in fact lasts all day. Something about the musk may block our olfactory receptors but I've have others...
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    Re: Montale experts - Can you help me?

    And while you're at the Montale Paris boutique you may want to try some of their Confidential Collection. Particularly Santal de Mysore. They are prohibitively expensive but definite must try for a...
  94. Re: New Tom Ford Private Label **** Los Angeles Edition

    Ouch! Particularly the decanter. At those prices there doesn't seem to be much of a incentive to biggie size it. The notes do sound interesting though.
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    Re: Salvador Dali......confused!

    congrats! good to hear that they made good.
  96. Re: Is this normal for Creed Imperial Millesime 3 hour longevity

    Im glad someone else backed me up on this. After a while we get used to the smells around us (including ourselves) and can not detect it. This happens with all fragrances smells etc. We have evolved...
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    Re: Tom Ford (not Private Collection) pricing

    Probably not. I think the reason for this is marketing. Some people just want to pay more for something. It originally was meant to be available for a limited time and possibly a stepping stone to...
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    Re: Salvador Dali......confused!

    Yes, so much that even the vendor is obviously confused. You may have to educate them.
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    Re: New Guerlain DERBY presentation

    Thanks for the pic and the information D! Also glad to hear that the juice is good.

    Not feeling the new bottles at all

    Like Kevin pointed out they re-used the Maitre bottles and just added a...
  100. Re: Is this normal for Creed Imperial Millesime 3 hour longevity

    It really varies with application, temperatures and skin types but MI should last most of the day. The base is what really persists. The tops gone in two hours or less and the middle notes are gone...
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