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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    I'm a big fan of their Laundromat fragrance actually. People at work used to grab it as well ( I had it on my desk) if they felt they needed a neutral scent to refresh with before going anywhere.
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  2. Thread: Beautiful Roses

    by Lian
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    Re: Beautiful Roses

    I really love the Rose Jam from Lush. I get so many compliments on it as well.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    I don't think art history and perfume work well together,right now, because perfume is fleeting and physical arts are not. How can you study a perfume made 300 years ago? You can't. So you don't know...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite vetiver?

    Other
    - Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    - L'Occitane Vetyver
  5. Thread: Kenzo: 263

    by Lian
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    Re: Kenzo: 263

    Kenzo Flower LeParfum.I know Flower was a widely acclaimed scent but when I tried it everything smelled like it already. The EDP version added so much more richness to it that really struck a cord...
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    Re: Samples of Bond No. 9 fragrances

    If you have sample to trade with you can also try makeupalley.com
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    Re: Most Masculine TUBEROSE frag?

    Here to have another person speak of Histoire's treatment of tuberose. And Drama Nuui from PG, not tuberose but jasmine that is ather green. I found it too green. Thought of this when you said Cedre...
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    Re: Best L'Occitane or worth trying...

    I prefer Antiheros to L'occitane lavender roomspray, haven't smelled the one you mention but if the roomspray is anything to go by then I'd go with antiheros.. Can you get a sample of the ElDO one?...
  9. Re: Replacement for Creed Angelique Encens... something that smells just as great and similar...

    Looking forward to your comparisons, I also love AE and a easier to get dupe would be wonderful. Now I don't dare to use it as often as I would like.
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    Re: rosemary and the mossy, wet forest

    The Smell of Weather Turning from Lush or Gurilla Perfumes
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    Re: Andy Tauer 'Discovery Set' suggestion

    Id also replace Incense Rose for something else. Vetiver Dance is rather light and uplifting though, I'm not sure if it is something you enjoy based on your other choices.
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    Re: Best L'Occitane or worth trying...

    Vetyver is great, I really like it when I smell it :)
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena vs Francis Kurkdjian

    Both can submit their whole list of perfumes in FB format to me so I can test and I will deliver my verdict then. Until then I can't decide without trying and wearing it all.
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    Re: Guilty Pleasure Fragrances

    City Glam for her

    I think I repurchased it 3 times by now, I'm currently out but I will probably get it again.

    *hangs head in shame*
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    Re: Etat Libre D'Orange favourite...

    Putain des Palaces is my favourite, I get so many compliments on it and while it's easy to wear anytime and any place I find it still interesting to smell. It doesn't bore me like some other...
  16. Re: New Tom Ford Lavender Palm - I have it - Pic inside!!!

    It sounds pretty good but ouch for that pricetag it needs to be a herbal essences shampoo commercial good, And like mike said, its lavender..not the most expensive ingredients so all you pay for is...
  17. Re: How do you react when people tell you you're wearing too much fragrance?

    I receive final judgement, it only happened once where I oversprayed and it was noticeable because I was in a tiny meetingroom with a lot of people.
  18. Re: Don´t be afraid of using it! Discontinued perfumes!!!

    I bought coty chypre with the intension of using it..but i just.. How can you use up a museum piece?

    Also i cant breathe very well when i use it, its the oakmoss. Shouldnt have been banned though...
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    Re: What is the better smelling Amber?

    Precieux, such an amber classic and for good reason. Its really really really good. It was praised when I started reading basenotes years ago and its still good now
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    Re: Have you ever apply fragrance in your hair?

    All the damn time for years now, i usually spray the back of my head on the divide between beck and hair. No hairloss or complaints of dryness.

    It works really well in adding to the longetivity of...
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    Re: Who uses their classiest scents as room spray?

    I'd use Laundromate from Demeter as a roomspray, I also kept it at work as a simply perfume to freshen up with. My coworkers loved to use it that way too.
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    Re: When to test samples?

    Precisely!
  23. Re: A different take to longevity and projection? Strange, anyone tried it?

    I'd be careful of molecule 01, if someone is sensitive to that one molecule they will have a headache and you dont want to offend people on a job trial. Go with something a little safer if you want...
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    Re: When to test samples?

    I go to stores without wearing scent or only in my hair. If I want to test samples at home but don't want to sacrifice wearing my collection than I wear something in the evening at home. Usually...
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    Re: My wife's reaction to Muscs Koublai Khan....

    I'm siding with your wife :P
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    Re: I don't get it. What's so great about

    Is there a combination of oud and other notes that simply doesn't work I wonder?
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    Re: What to try on the "tea genre" of perfumes?

    Tea for Two is a must try if you like tea scents, other than that I'm not impressed by many others. I don't get the tea feeling from Bvlgari Black
  28. Re: Ok leather fans help me find a good floral leather appropriate for a guy

    Tabac Blonde
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    Re: Getting rid of the "average"? Ever done it?

    I'm tempted but only because I will move soon and then I don't have to worry about my collection getting lost if I can bring them all with me in one go. I should really seperate the bottles I want to...
  30. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Antiheros for me, wore it during my job interview day. It's the perfect lavender for me.

    PS I got the job too
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    Re: Head over heels for MONA DI ORIO's "OUD".

    Loving the discussion. Every time I read Igor and mo I'm tempted to buy some pure oud samples and have an oud high :)
  32. Poll: Re: My First Internet Purchase......Help Me Choose 3 Out of 6

    I agree, there are better fragrances to blind buy that are roughly as cheap. And if you don't like them there is a better chance someone might be interested in buying it off you.
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    Re: Le Troisième Homme de Caron- What a find!

    I love third man, for me it is the perfect manly scent.
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    Perfume: Television Series - 28th June - BBC4

    Just spotted this on radio times. Tonight - BBC4 9:00pm - 10:00pm

    A three part BBC series on Perfume. Hopefully people outside of the UK can download it from BBC iPlayer afterwards if interested....
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    Re: Perfume: Television Series - 28th June - BBC4

    Just watched it as well through a proxy...so much visual porn. I envy the amount of packages Chandler gets and I don't feel sorry for him at all!

    also posted it at the womens section but gave you...
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    Re: First compliment ever

    At least you get complimented on something that isn't slightly embarassing to tell the name of. I got the most compliments for Hotel Slut from ELDO.

    Although I don't know whats more ackward that...
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    Re: The Prince of Denmark Launches His Own Perfume

    TBH if I was in the position to convince anyone to make a fragrance and have me meddle in the process of making it, I'd jump on it too.
  38. Re: The ultimate Just Starting Out Topic needs your help

    I'm keeping it as generic as possible and not dividing the fragrance families per gender as well. I might add 'often considered masculine' to fougere maybe. But you have some masculine gourmands as...
  39. Re: Identifying Individual Notes: A call for help from a beginner

    Ambre Précieux for Amber
    by Maître Parfumeur et Gantier (1988, Jean Laporte)

    It's also a lovely fragrance if you order a sample of it

    and

    Tam Dao by Diptyque for sandalwood.

    Although I...
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    Re: Looking for a first fragrance

    I searched for a few of the notes you mentioned and one of the results was Le Male by Gaulthier

    Here are the notes

    Top Notes
    Mint, Artemesia, Cardamom, Bergamot.

    Middle Notes
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101

    I like this perfume a lot, recommend me something else

    If there is a perfume you like a lot and you want recommendations based on it you can also use the basenotes directory to search for...
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101

    How to make a good collection

    Based on your favourite note
    by hedonist222

    Start by buying general perfumes you like. These perfumes are not centered around or dominated by a certain note....
  43. Re: The ultimate Just Starting Out Topic needs your help

    Same I just wanted to get something started and we aways get the same questions here so it would be nice if those are addressed in a single topic. The first post of the topic can be edited and if we...
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101

    Fragrance Effects

    Certain fragrances evoke a certain feeling or a strange smell such as old make up smell, dirty clothes, or raunchyness.

    Below are listed a few..use it as a guide to avoid...
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101

    Fragrance Classification

    For a very detailed descriptions go here
    A lot of these descirptions came from the perfumescourt.com but it's not a very easy to read website.

    There is a lot of...
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101

    Fragrance Concentration

    The notation EDP, EDT and EDC stand for the concentration of your scent and relates to the quantity of the perfume oils in the perfume. Most perfumes are made from a blend...
  47. The ultimate Just Starting Out Topic needs your help

    Hi

    I'm going to make a 'perfume 101' thread on the Just Starting Out section that contains a lot of the basic information we all take for granted but in 1 place instead of in our heads our posted...
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101

    Where to apply scent?
    In general there are a few places on the body that are popular application spots for various reasons
    chest: a more intimate place to apply perfume, it also works well if you...
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    Sticky: Perfume & Basenotes 101 + FAQ

    To be continued.

    I'm collecting the wisdom of basenotes as we speak and then it will be written out nicely, organized and posted here for the future. It's not aimed at serious fragrance education...
  50. The ultimate Just Starting Out Topic needs your help

    Hi

    I'm going to make a 'perfume 101' thread on the Just Starting Out section that contains a lot of the basic information we all take for granted but in 1 place instead of in our heads our...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2011

    This month I got Coty Chypre and Coty Rose de Jaqueminot. The atter one arrived already, it's great!
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    Re: I can't decide what to buy, please help!

    Cool Water is not the same as Cool Water Ice.. They are called flankers of Cool Water and are inspired by it and are a little different.

    You won't be able to please everyone so some people might...
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    Re: I can't decide what to buy, please help!

    Cool Water is not the same as Cool Water Ice.. They are called flankers of Cool Water and are inspired by it and are a little different.

    You won't be able to please everyone so some people might...
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    Re: Mint, Mint, Mint...

    Rose de Diabolo

    Mint mixed with roses
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    Poll: Re: Can you smell Iso E Super

    If its used in large quantities in a perfume it gives me a headache. That's how I recognize it.
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    Re: Fragrance pet peeves!

    If there is a scent you hate, it will last forever and you can't scrub it away.
  57. Re: An operational definition for "powerhouse fragrance"?

    For me powerhouse fragrances refers to strength, loudness or sillage. Not in regards to notes.

    Double concentrated Black Aoud is not to be feared, it is to be coveted and worn in delight.

    I'd...
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    Re: What makes a scent "college" or "for college"?

    I like this thread and when we are done discussing it here I might move it to the just starting out forums and sticky it. I think it might be a nice read for the people and to see the reasoning of...
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    Re: Demeter Fragrance Library

    I had Laundromat. Loved it as a simple fresh scent and so did my coworkers. I wondered how it happened that it went empty so soon and they admitted to spreaying it liberally at the end of the day...
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    Re: The Saffron Thread

    Fun to see this old thread pop up, let's see if more saffron scents popped up over the years.

    I can add Rose Kashmirie from Let Parfums de Rosine and from Arabian Oud 1000 Flowers
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    Re: Penhaligon's Question

    Celeste in the Hague sells Penhaligons but they aren't listing Cornubia. I'm sure you can try the penhaligons site it self and see if they send to Holland.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, May 16th, 2011

    Lann-Ael
    before that it was Nohiba or something along those lines from E.Coudray. It gave me a headache and I have studying to do.
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    Re: Le Troisième Homme de Caron- What a find!

    I wish more men wore Third Man, it's wonderful. And I won't complain if they wear it every day. I also decided that every boyfriend I will have will get a complimentary bottle from me I just adore it...
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    Re: Doubling UP scents.

    I like layering it up once a while. My favourite combo is still L'Artisan Dzing with Voleur de Roses.
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    Re: Fragrances inducing headache

    Shisheido, Terre d'Hermes and one of the excentric molecules

    I think its the Eso E :(
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    Re: OMG I Can't Make Up My Mind!

    Isnt there an option somewhere on basenotes that select a random perfume from your wardrobe to wear?
  67. Re: Cartier's kiss of the dragon (Le Baiser Du Dragon) - No like?

    I figured I would love it, but I actually thought it was too much. Which is strange because I never say that of any perfume but I do enjoy Amaretto as a drink so maybe the association is too strong.
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    Re: 1725 Casanova by Histoire de Parfums

    If I'd splurge on a full bottle of HdP it would be 1725, I got 3 15 ml bottles and 2 of those are 1725. Very nice scent :)
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    Re: Knize Ten: Open Discussion for leather lovers

    Xerjoff Home, Knize and then REL for me. But I would be excited to meet anyone wearing any leather scent because I'm getting very bored with Ozone laden perfumes :(
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    Re: The Top Five Chain

    Sunnyfunny I'll gladly take your
    - Tabac Blond , I'm wearing it today anyway :)
    - Joy
    - No.22
    - Bal à Versailles (1962)
    - Fracas ( got that one as well)

    You can keep Cool Water Woman to...
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    Re: Do you not wash your hands?

    I spray it in my hair too, lasts all day and gives nice sillage.
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    Re: Drop Dead Sexy Fragrance

    Lolita Lempicka L, you don't hear much about it anymore but when it was released it was a big.
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    Poll: Re: Is it worth it guys?

    I hope you'll enjoy the Aventus but like some other basenoters already mentioned in the future you might want to wait longer before you go nuts and buy a few perfumes in case something better comes...
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    Re: Exclusive Bond No. 9 Chicago

    When I was in a Bond store I was always showered with samples which counts for something since some stores seem to loathe giving away samples.

    And I enjoy a few Bond no 9 perfumes too :) I hate a...
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    Re: Indolic, dark jasmine!

    Night scented jasmin oby Floris,
    Lust by LUSH
    Jasmin de Nuit by the Different Company
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle - please help!

    I looove it :) One sniff and I was smitten
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    Re: "Twisted Love" the new Tom Ford?

    all I can think of is the song Tainted Love :/
  78. Re: Advise me, please! I said I wasn't really into (classic) chyprés...

    Voleurs de Roses might be enjoyable too :)

    and another vote for Bandit

    If you like the green dark chypre give Chanel no 22 a spin too
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    Re: Vanilla Scents - Niche/Indie and Affordable!

    Maybe give the vanilla of the body shop a go?
  80. Re: Reviews / SOTD / Wardrobes etc back up and running

    I love looooove all the new features such as ' select a perfume today' from my wardrobe and adding samples to it as well.

    Very cool! ( and will make me get out of the door earlier in the morning)
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    Re: A Short Conversation With Erwin

    I so understand the ackwardness but it's really nice you persisted and gor your questions answered :)
  82. Poll: Re: Best Scent to use when being Mugged and the Mace is Nowhere to be Found?

    This thread makes me smile


    I'll add Pink Sugar, I don't think any self respecting mugger will be happy smelling like Pink Sugar..and if they do well I guess I found another basenoter :D
  83. Thread: Layering Lutens.

    by Lian
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    Re: Layering Lutens.

    Hmmmmm

    It sounds so insane it might work ;)
  84. Re: Suggestion for fragrance similar to Creed ~ Angelique Encens

    I might mix T42 and a vanilla scent together to see if it creates the same scent roughly as AE. And then something for the soapy incense part, I think penhaligons will have something that will fit...
  85. Thread: Caron

    by Lian
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    Re: Caron

    I'm trying to buy Tabac Blond online, but it's not easy to find places that sell it.
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    Re: Le Baiser du Dragon.

    I'm so happy I didn't buy this one blind, I have a few samples left around if anyone is thinking of making the mistake of buying it blind.
  87. Thread: Biggest Haul?

    by Lian
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    Re: Biggest Haul?

    8 on my trip to new york
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    Re: The ones that got away....

    What about samples you give away but somehow make it back to you? I think I keep giving away Bois Farine from L'Artisan and it keeps finding it's way to me again. I still don't like it, no matter how...
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    Help me decide on a perfume, for me

    Hello

    For my birthday I was surprised with the perfume budget of 200$, but I can add more too it from my personal savings too ofc.

    Now I have the wishlist but faced with the monetary...
  90. Re: New Fragrances: Bond No. 9 Washington Square & Cooper Square

    Always interested in a new Bond. By now they have such a huge line I think there must be at leats one fragrance that is likeable for anyone, or that you don't actively hate. I have a few I hate, a...
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    Re: Best classic fragrances

    Bandit
    Tabac Blonde
  92. Re: The Look On an SA's Face When She Knows You're More Knowledgeable...

    ' No dearie, Jicky doesn't exist by Guerlain. I have worked for them for many years and I have never seen it'

    I hate it when they are condescending. Just because you are 3 times my ages doesn't...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 1st of September 2010

    Gorilla perfumes Lust. Short description is that it smells like the Godiva solid shampoo bar from Lush :)
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    Re: What would Kate Bush wear?

    I'd agree with the Jicky I'm thinking something slightly herbal. Maybe with some lavender in as well.

    Oh and another fan here too :)
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    Re: Silly, crazy and incomprehensible perfume names?

    Any perfume name where they replace a word with a number, CK had a recent one of it.

    Womanity, is really atrocious too. I'd feel slightly embarassed to say I was wearing womanity. Putain des...
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    Re: Fragrances of Etat Libre d'Orange

    Nice to see the house is gaining in popularity, I admire Rien..it is unbelievably good. Putain is a much complimented fragrance of mine. After that I'd recommend sampling Vraie Blond, Eloge du...
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    Re: Gorilla perfumes(Lush) Tuca Tuca scent.

    I love cocktail and adore most jasmine perfumes so I am getting a Lust bottle.
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    Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    Let's not turn this into a debate about gender and sexuality, thanks :)
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    Re: Rant: Perfume in an interview

    I think some studies showed that women wearing a more masculine perfume are considered to be more competent in their job, so for an interview I'd wear more masculine scents.

    Quick google showed...
  100. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    You realize to your horror you went out to work scentless and after a brief moment of panic you remember you have some bottles stashed in your work drawer for exactly this reason.

    I had 4 in...
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