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    Re: Alternatives Virgin Island Water?

    I have both Set Sail St Barts and VIW and for me they smell very different from each other. I blind bought St Barts as a substitute for VIW because I didn't want to spend that kind of money for VIW....
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    Poll: Re: Official retailers vs Online discounters

    I have purchased a lot from online retailers and only had one issue one time which was corrected immediately.

    I would not pay full retail for an expensive fragrance that I cold buy at half the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th February 2015

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=35337&d=1424278194
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    Re: Cuir Ottoman - Female or Unisex??

    I have it as well and it's unisex imo. It's a very good fragrance.
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    Re: Is there a "THE" fragrance?

    Cartier Declaration for me.

    If niche, I'd say Aventus.
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2015

    I bought a Prada Luna Rossa Extreme gift set which includes the 3.4 oz bottles of the edp and the aftershave balm.
  7. Re: what fragrance did you take on your honeymoon?

    I was married in 1988 and took Nino Cerruti Cerruti for men and I still have over 1/2 of a bottle left.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th February 2015

    Virgin Island Water

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EE3qgEY-Brs/T8QsW1wNZCI/AAAAAAAAAGs/iA2-olZ8JCQ/s1600/creed-virgin-island-water-1.jpg
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    Re: Perfume choice for a job interview

    As a CFO who has interviewed many, I would strongly suggest not wearing any fragrance to an interview. Be neutral with your essence. As an iinterviewer, I want to know what you know, not what you...
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    Re: Name that creed!

    Same here. Now it's one of my favorites. It really is a very nice fragrance.
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    Re: Name that creed!

    double post
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    Re: SOTD Friday 30th January 2015

    Acqua Di Parma Colonia Leather

    http://www.luxurydaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/acquadiparama.colonia-leather-micro.png...
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    Re: Today I bought: January 2015

    Creed Virgin Island Water.....

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EE3qgEY-Brs/T8QsW1wNZCI/AAAAAAAAAGs/iA2-olZ8JCQ/s1600/creed-virgin-island-water-1.jpg
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    Re: Virgin Island Water, WOW!

    I sampled this at the Scent Bar in Los Angeles a few months ago and I was surprised how much I really enjoyed VIW and how long it lasted on my skin.

    This thread has inspired me to buy a bottle of...
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    Re: Rose dominated frags?

    Atelier Rose Anonyme is a beautiful rose based fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    ADP Colonia Leather.

    http://www.propermag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/3.-Colonia-Leather-100ml-+-pack.jpg
  17. Re: Besides your skin, WHAT do your spray certain fragrances on and WHERE in your home?

    I spray my front seat seatbelt chest straps with Aventus. It lasts for weeks and really does smell nice as I catch a whiff every so often.
  18. Re: Your wears tonight? 31.12.2014.-01.01.2015.

    Either Aventus which I have on right now at work, or Acqua Di Parma Colonia Leather. Maybe both.
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    Re: Clean Leather - Recommendations?

    +2 for ADP Colonia Leather.

    In fact, I just bought a supposedly new unopened 100ml bottle yesterday on Ebay for $140. We'll see what I end up with.
  20. Re: What was your First Fragrance that triggered collecting?

    When I was around 8 yo in the late 60s my dad had Jade East and that's when I got hooked on fragrances. From there it was on to Avon Collectibles which was filled with their Wild Country fragrance.
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    Re: What's in your car?

    I don't keep a fragrance in my car per se but I do spray the driver's side seat belt shoulder strap (where it rests around my chest) with Aventus every few weeks or so. A couple sprays will last...
  22. Re: Roja Dove/Creed/Dior Privee/Tom Ford Private Blend/Amuage/Armani Prive/Jovoy Paris/Anat Fritz/Ch

    I would like to be put down for a 50ml split of Atelier Orange Sanguine. Thank you, remik.
  23. Re: Roja Dove/Creed/Dior/Clive Christian/Tom Ford/Amuage/Armani/Jovoy Paris/Lubin/Anat Fritz/+++

    I received my Ambre Nuit today. Thanks for another great split experience, remik.

    remik puts so much work into making every aspect of the splits so nice. I look forward to my next split with him.
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    Re: ok try to picture this for me

    Avignon
  25. Re: Roja Dove/Creed/Dior/Clive Christian/Tom Ford/Amuage/Armani/Jovoy Paris/Lubin/Anat Fritz/+++

    Remik, I'll take 25ml of Ambre Nuit. Thanks for the awesome selection!
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    Re: Advise for a mens Rose fragrance....

    I started a similar "Best Rose for Men" thread a couple years ago and with all the great suggestions, and a fantastically generous offering of many rose fragrance samples sent to me from fellow...
  27. Poll: Re: If you could only have fragranes from 1 house, which would it be?

    Creed.
  28. Re: Anybody interested? Most expensive perfume in the world: 6,000 euros per milliliter

    Is anyone going to do a split on this?
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    Re: BeautyHabit 20% off

    Thanks for posting the discount info, TNB. :thumbsup:
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    Re: BeautyHabit 20% off

    I just tried to order CDG Wonderwood from them. The FALLSALE code wouldn't take. I called them and they said there are certain brands that are not part of the discount. When I asked if they had a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

    I have layered two Creeds today; Original Vetiver and Millesime Imperial. To me this is a very nice combination.
    ...
  32. Poll: Re: USA members POLL: Do you intend to buy the Pure Coffee reissue?

    I think I'll wait for it to show up at one of the discounters. If it does, then I'll probably buy it.
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    Re: Could a guy pull off Memoir Woman?

    If you go through Ebates website to shop at Fragrancenet, you'll get an additional 6% discount on top of Fragrancenet's usual 20%.

    I recently purchased Memoir Man from them which I really like a...
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    Re: Most versatile scent?

    Among the ones already mentioned, I think Creed Original Vetiver is one that will work anytime any place.

    Also, Boucheron Pour Homme EDP is very nice.
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    Re: Boucheron Pour Homme EDP - an opinion.

    This is what my bottle that I've had for several years looks like. The EDP version is one of my favorite fragrances.

    https://sp.yimg.com/ib/th?id=HN.608014601715189464&pid=15.1&P=0
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    Re: Scent for my wife

    +1 for the Jo Malone scents. Many of them are very nice and on the lighter side.
  37. Re: What Cologne Do You Hate to Admit You Like?

    Jovan Musk for me. I have always loved this fragrance and still do.

    I think you can buy it at your local drug store for around $16 for 5000ml. :bath:
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    Re: Are the Cheapies Really Worth It?

    I'll wear fragrances for a couple reasons.

    One reason is that some fragrances remind me of things. What I mean is they bring back fond memories of something.

    For example, one of the...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    My first Amouage, and the only Amouage I really like.

    Memoir Man, from Fragrancenet. A 3.4 ounce bottle for $139 after rebates.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrances where spray count is huge!

    Creed's Bois Du Portugal is like this for me. One spray - maybe one and a half - on the back of the neck is perfect for me to smell all the great notes that are in this. Any more than that then some...
  41. Re: [USA] Creed Pure White Cologne, Jardin d'Amalfi, Spice & Wood. Frederick Malle.

    Remik, I would like a 50ml split of Cuir Ottoman. Thanks....again!
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    Re: Counterfeit Jubilation XXV Amouage

    I've purchased a lot from Fragrancenet. No Amouage though. Many Creeds. All were fine. A great place to shop imo.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, May 23, 2014

    Creed Green Irish Tweed
  44. Thread: Sel Marin

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    Re: Sel Marin

    The first time I tried this at the Scent Bar I really liked it. I did catch that weird sea odor of something that I thought might be seaweed in it, but I was so impressed with how much a fragrance...
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    Re: Ever regretted paying a full retail price?

    I always use to shop for fragrances and buy them for me or my wife at places like Nordstrom, Macys, Sephora, etc..

    Then I came here to BN and was wised up. Most of the stuff I bought could easily...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    A blind buy of Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts for $22.

    I put this on for the first time this morning and six hours later this stuff still smells great and is projecting very nicely. For just...
  47. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    Last year $580 for a 500ml flacon of Creed Aventus from Creed Boutique.
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    I've been wanting a nice leather fragrance. I definitely want to sample it.

    I noticed that they have this one in a 6oz bottle at Nordstrom for $265. The 3.3oz at Neiman's is $210.
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    Re: Rose recommendations

    Rose Anonyme by Atelier is my favorite. Le Labo 31 is my second favorite.

    Actuer by Azzaro is my third and is a fantastic rose plus it's not expensive.
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    Re: I Think I Made a Newbie Mistake w/ Aventus

    Same here. AND that next day dry down smells very nice as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    Atelier Gold Leather
  52. Poll: Re: Fragrance Battle of the Day (4/12/14) Round 2: Fahrenheit vs Bois du Portugal

    BdP, which I happen to be wearing as my sotd today.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Prada Infusion De Vetiver

    http://www.lilydirect.com/assets/images/Fragrances/Prada_Infusion_De_Vetiver_17_Men_Retail_500X500.JPG
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    Re: S O T D Friday March 28, 2014

    Still testing Phaedon Tabac Rouge and still enjoying it.

    http://www.cafleurebon.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/phaedon-paris-eaux-parfum-tabacrouge_30.jpg
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    Re: Phaedon Tabac Rouge..

    I'm wearing it as I type this. It really is a fantastic scent that's so much like tv that it's hard for me to tell the difference untill the complete dry down. Then TR at that point is less sweet...
  56. Re: Spongebob Squarepants Cologne for Men EDT (10th Anniversary Edition)

    What's the best batch number?
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Tam Dao EDP.

    I have both the EDP and EDT now. Both are very very nice.

    http://www.beautik.ro/5501-thickbox_default/tam-dao.jpg
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    Re: Anything like Tobacco Vanille

    I sampled both Tom Ford TV and Phaedon Tabac Rouge yesterday at the Scent Bar here in Los Angeles. I sprayed TV on my right hand and TR on my left. To me they smelled almost identical. In fact, I had...
  59. Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    You're right. They no longer put the expiration date on the bottle. Instead, here in Los Angeles Le Labo, now they put the date that they mixed the fragrance on the bottle and then tell you verbally...
  60. Re: Less expensive or better alternatives to...

    Some say TF Tobacco Vanille and Phaedon Tabac Rouge are almost identical. Some like TR better than TV and it's quite a bit cheaper. I haven't smelled TR but I have it on order.
  61. Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    How about Le Labo? Even comes with an expiration date so you know when to throw away your half-empty bottle.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Thanks, Hednic. It's a blind buy for me inspired by the great reviews it has gotten and some Basenoters' comparison of it to Tobacco Vanille(which I have tried one time and really like). I'm looking...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    I placed an order for this from the Scent Bar in Los Angeles which is down the street from my office. It won't be in for a couple weeks. They'll call me when it arrives.
    ...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    I just semi-blind bought this one today. I think I sprayed some OV on my wrist while I was at The scent Bar here in Los Angeles about a year ago and really liked it. I 'm not sure though because I...
  65. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition NICHE-----> (Round 1, pt.4)

    Aventus for me too, with GIT in second place and MI in third.

    I also own BdP which I like a lot BUT I think it's more of a special night-out-on-the-town occasional scent for me. I wore it to work...
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    Re: Today I bought: February 2014

    I was one of the lucky ones to get a 100ml Tam Dao from Hautelook yesterday for $60. I was wearing some today from a sample I had of it and glad it was 1/2 off. I don't think I'd pay full price for...
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    I enjoy Aventus immensely, and other than HdP 1828, it is the most complimented fragrance I own.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    1) HdP 1828
    2) GIT
    3) Montale Red Vetyver
    4) Aventus
    5) Atelier Vetiver Fatal
  69. Re: Package is delayed at customs facility. Will it be confiscated?

    It will be fine. My split that I bought from a BNer a few months ago sat in customs for a week or more and was finally released. It was sent from Taiwan.
  70. Poll: Re: POLL: The War of the Roses (no, not the movie)

    Atelier Rose Anonyme. Beautiful rosé fragrance.
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    Re: Best Blind Buy

    Acteur Azzaro
    Michael Kors For Men
    Le Labo Rose 31
    Pure Malt
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    Re: VIW vs. SMW vs. Aventus vs. MI

    I blind bought a bottle of SWW last week and returned it two days later. The scent projected less than 45 minutes on me with several sprays plus sprayed on my shirts. After 90 min, it was completely...
  73. Re: What is that one cologne you can safely say "it is one of a kind!"

    For me it's Histoires 1889 Moulin Rouge.

    http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4686385801791239&pid=15.1
  74. Re: I just smelled Green Irish Tweed and Aventus.

    I love both GIT and Aventus. On my skin, the longevity and silage of both are terrific and I think they both smell great.

    I wish I could say the same about most Amouage scents. I can find only one...
  75. Re: Heeley Sel Marin is probably one of the worst aquatics out there

    It's a terrific scent. It's on my want list.
  76. Re: Beware of these fragrances: Do never buy them blind

    I'm still up in the air about my Histoires 1889 Moulin Rouge purchase. I bought the 4 oz bottle and split it with a co-worker.

    I really like the fragrance when I first put it on and even more so...
  77. Re: Hi everyone--sort-of newbie looking for an accessible (non-niche please!) rosy men's cologne!

    Another for Acteur. It's an excellent masculine rose for a good price.
  78. Re: Fragrancenet: Amouage Epic woman unboxed refunded because it's out of stock..a LIE!

    If you would have ordered Aventus instead, none of this would've happened.
  79. Re: What is everybody's last meal on death row equivalent scent.

    It depends on how they were going to execute me.

    I'd wear Fat Electrician by Etat Libre d`Orange if I was going to the electric chair,

    Velvet Rope by Apothia if I were to be hanged,
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 22nd, 2013

    Same here.
  81. Re: Fragrance net/BeautyEncounter/scented monkey/fragrancex/amazon

    I just ordered two bottles of GIT from Beauty Encounter and all went very well. The only problem is I live in Southern California where BE is located and as a result, I have to pay sales tax. Evenso,...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    I purchased 120ml Histoires de Parfumes Jules Verne (1828) today.

    http://www.hautsache-oldenburg.de/duftexplorer/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/1828.jpg
  83. Re: Would I get drunk if I drink a shot of Aventus?

    I don't know about Aventus getting you drunk, but I do know that it adds a nice flavor to steaks if you marinade them in it.

    Marinade Recipe:
    3 Tablespoons olive oil,
    2 Tablespoons...
  84. Re: Beware of these fragrances: Do never buy them blind

    I just bought Michael Kors blind. I love it.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    I wanted a tobacco scent so I went cheap and got me Michael Kors for Men and it arrived today.

    It's much nicer than I thought it would be.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

    Micallef Emir.

    http://www.parfuemerie-dommaschk.de/img/micallef/produkte/emir.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Atelier Rose Anonyme

    MFK Oud

    Both are fantastic smelling fragrances.

    Oh, and I do like the one with the Royal Pineapple in it as well.
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    I present to the community of Basenotes and all it's members - the Royal Pineapple.

    It smells divine. But don't look at it for very long. :smiley:
    ...
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    I don't understand why some of the member's here are trying to classify someone who buys Creeds as an amateur whose first step in the evolution of collecting "high-end" fragrances has fallen into a...
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    Type BENEW in the coupon code box during check out. You'll get a $15 credit against the total. You will see it as soon as you type it and click APPLY.
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    Re: Male Rose Scent

    I went through the rose fragrance search and ended up with Atelier Rose Anonyme which is fantastic smelling as well as longevity of 12+ hours on me and projection that is fantastic.

    And I also...
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    Well, with my one GIT bottle in hand(and another one on the way), AND my two 50ml splits of Aventus purchased through BN, I'm ready for some good smellin' and good lovin'. :vrolijk_1:
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    Same here. An excellent liquid it is.
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    Re: Creed - Quality or Con

    I'm sort of new to this sort of high end fragrance stuff. My fragrances had always been designer EDTs and EDPs. I think Hermes products were the most expensive thing I owned.

    Very recently, and...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    There's something peculiar about the middle bottle. I can't quite put my finger on it. :smiley:
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I put the A02 batch on yesterday after receiving it from Beauty Encounter. At around 11am, I applied three small half sprays to my right arm and two full sprays to my neck.

    I was able to get nice...
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    Re: The Official Creed Green Irish Tweed thread!

    I just ordered a bottle from Beauty Encounter. I sampled GIT only once at the Scent Bar and really liked it. I'll let you all know what I end up with when I get it.

    - - - Updated - - -

    My...
  98. Re: Help me decide please: I really want to blind buy my first ROSE fragrance.

    Lately, I've noticed that my skin seems to eat up fragrances more than usual. Maybe because I'm exercising more leaving me somewhat dehydrated more than usual.

    This Rose Anonyme, as well as other...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 11th of January 2013

    Atelier Rose Anonyme.

    http://www.divinonyc.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/rose-anonyme-screen-shot.png
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    Re: SOTD:Thursday, January,10

    Cartier Declaration Essence
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