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    Re: Looking For Gucci Envy

    hey there, I just put up on the sale page my vintage, first formulation Envy. 50ml with all the original packaging, if you're interested.
    thanks!
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    Re: Best patchouli with leather

    try Coromandel, in addition to many of these other suggestions
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    This reminded me, for obvious reasons, of a restaurant that I used to go to in NYC back when I lived there in the early 00s. The men's urinals had mirrors positioned in such a way that you...
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driù fragrance?

    I didn't really believe this was calling for urine until I saw this message they'd sent you. wow.

    it would appear that perfume, while comfortably within the outre heretofore, has officially...
  5. Re: Montale Full Incense/CdG Avignon/Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio

    All depends on perspective, indeed.
    I've owned the Montale, and currently own the SSS and CdG. Of these three, I completely prefer Incense Pure. It is extrait strength and most assuredly lasts ALL...
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    Re: Creamy hot chocolate

    Chocolat by il Profumo
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    Re: What scent got you into Fragrances?

    Habit Rouge. I had simply never encountered anything like this before, or since for that matter. And then after coming to Basenotes, it was Serge Lutens who blew the doors off the hinges.
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    Re: Le Labo Hustle

    In years past, all city exclusives were made available from Le Labo or any stores that sell them (I got mine from Luckyscent) in November. Personally, Vanille 44 was the most I've ever spent on a...
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    Re: Trumper Wild Fern,niche version?

    I own both the Penhaligon's and the Trumper's, and the latter is far more natural-smelling to me. while I love the Penhaligon's, there is a strange chemical-ish note to it; it's kinda weird, but I...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - July 2012

    15046
    the most I have EVER spent on a single bottle (but I do love the stuff)
  11. It is interesting. Perhaps Burberry looks to...

    It is interesting. Perhaps Burberry looks to pursue a flanking line of higher-end fragrances (Exclusifs, Private Blend, etc), and to do so with someone else holding the license would be a foolish...
  12. Re: Gift recommendations for a preppy but artsy type?

    Give the YSL RGPH a try. Pretty easily found, incredibly inexpensive in contrast to others, and it straddles classic barbershop with quiet sexy quite well indeed. It's as though a Saint Grottlesex...
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    Re: My Tauer cologne came in today!

    Andy does indeed make his form of art an incredibly special purchase. There are very few out there like him!
  14. Re: Gift recommendations for a preppy but artsy type?

    YSL Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Guerlain Habit Rouge (far more revolutionary these days, in the age of masculines that seem well-nigh...
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    Re: Le Labo Cuir 28 ~ Dubai City Exclusive

    I do NOT want to love this as much as I do some of the other city exclusives. Sadly, I fear for my wallet's safety come open season time in November for the wide availability of all the exclusives.
  16. Re: Are there any fragrances that smell like Redbull?

    Diptyque Oyedo
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend price hike

    Seems like a pretty arbitrary price hike timed for new releases.

    Tom Ford is a master of marketing (and has a marketing team worth their weight in gold). I can hardly ever see myself paying for...
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    Re: Forest Walk (Sonoma Scent Studio)

    I like it, although I must admit that I love everything Laurie has made (that I've tried).

    Forest Walk has a wet dirt smell to it that is pretty captivating, cut with a dense, rich, low floral...
  19. Re: First Post: Looking for a Men's Cologne for work

    I think this really depends on your own sense of what is appropriate. Some of the scents mentioned here, while amazing stuff, to me are just WAY too over the top for an office. While I love heavy,...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur dose

    good LORD. I will certainly ask out loud "who in here is a basenoter?" the next time I'm assaulted in an elevator by an overdose of MR!

    one spray to the neck lasts me 5-7 hours. I once went out...
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    Re: Guerlain - Les Deserts d'Orient

    these are the most beautiful perfume bottles I've seen in a LONG time.
  22. Re: Turnbull & Asser of Jermyn Street Eau de Cologne by Penhaligon's

    I will be watching this thread closely, but alas, I cannot add any information
  23. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    tough call, but currently I'm in love with L'Eau de Tarocco
  24. Re: Anyone own Iris 39? (or other iris wonders?)

    Iris 39 has been my favorite wearable iris. I have gone on many an iris-binge in the past, and many were sold off as they didn't hold my interest for any length of time. Iris Silver Mist is amazing,...
  25. Thread: Habit Rouge

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    Re: Habit Rouge

    it took me a year or so to cozy up to Habit Rouge (first encountered in the 1980s-era EdT), but now I can safely say it is one of my favorite fragrances of all time.

    I own that variation of the...
  26. Re: 4 New Tom Ford Private Blends for Fall 2012 - and some other news

    I love the three TFs I own, but.... this speedy production schedule of his (in and out) seems hardly artistic and just aspirational, faux luxury. just my .02
  27. Re: Serge Lutens La Myrrhe - how can I find it stateside?

    a bell jar with a spray attachment would make them one of the nicest presentations on the market, I daresay.
  28. Re: Serge Lutens La Myrrhe - how can I find it stateside?

    Do we know if (and this sounds more and more like a big if!) the bottles for export from the exclusive line would be bell jar or the spray bottle? personally, I think the bell jars are beautiful, but...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I have a few of SSS's bottles, and I am definitely in the "I'd own them all if I could" category. The stuff is not expensive, yet they don't smell that way, they last forever (they are parfum...
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    Re: francis kurkdjian absolue pour le matin

    interesting! that fizzy sherbet vibe is actually the reason I love this one. that and the fact that a citrus-y scent lasts all day, and then some
  31. Re: Is Colors by Benneton any good? Saw it at Marshall for really cheap

    I remember having a bottle of this-- right around the time I was wearing Girbaud jeans and those ghastly, off the shoulder Shaker knit Benetton sweaters.

    fast forward a few decades as I embraced...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, January 20, 2012

    SSS Tabac Aurea
  33. Re: Where and what is the cheapest price you can get a bottle of Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Kahn?

    parfum1 does sometimes bump that 10% coupon code up to 15%. if I'm not mistaken, there are a handful of times where it is 20%.
    many of my Lutens have come from this site and they are all fantastic.
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    Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    oooh! your review has me excited to try this!!
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    Re: Help with ACQUA DI PARMA

    the original Acqua di Parma is the antithesis of trendiness. but it is incredibly classy, refined, elegant... yet highly wearable. is it a longevity bomb? not even slightly, although it does last...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    ok... I can't be the only one who finds this bottle a little... how does one say... anatomically styled? and the name? "Full Choke"?? really?? hahaha.

    but, good score on frag-gifts, Mike!
  37. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I'll wear it again tonight, after dinner. but, I'll tell you this: I found Jeke and Vikt to be kinda similar. don't kick yourself for not having gotten it.
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    Re: The Golden age of Creed

    with the exception of Neroli Sauvage and VIW, the only Creeds I truly love are the "gray cap" scents. From those, Chevrefeuille Original and Baie de Geneive are spectacular, and I can't imagine ever...
  39. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    finally received my order from the big sale. I bought Jeke, Rume, and Vikt. he tossed in a cute little mini bottle of Ore and the sample of his unnamed amber.
    -the amber... nice, but I'll take...
  40. Re: Puredistance M now available in 100ml Parfume Extrait Srray!!

    I bought a sample from Luckyscent, and while I think it's an awesome scent, I'm constantly thinking it reminds me of something... it is a major smell deja vu when I've worn it now, twice. Balenciaga...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, December 23, 2011

    sporting some lavender skank this AM with Caron Pour un Homme
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    Re: Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente

    it does smell like root beer, a dense, opulent brew though. I love the stuff.
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    Re: mona di orio pased a way

    such talent and vision, a soul which seemed so tranquil and elegant. I'm so incredibly saddened at this news.
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    Re: Brecourt fragrances

    30 Roses, thanks for the links! this is a major wake-up call for me to be more present on the ladies' discussion forum, because there were reviews on this subject that had me quite literally L'ing...
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    Brecourt fragrances

    I've done some searching, but haven't found much about this line, other than the write-ups on Indiescents.com and a few mentions in blog-world.

    Has anyone tried them? Bought them? Many of these...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    they were selling Patou PH? wow!! good score all of you who bought that!
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    Re: Creed, Guerlain, The Different Company, Youth Dew A.N.

    updated, with free shipping in the ConUS also
  48. Re: I'm now a Youtube fragrance reviewer! Tell me what you think!

    good job!
    not to put too fine a point on it, but this is one of the best, most clear, yet maintaining an individual character, youtube fragrance reviews that I've seen.
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    Re: Cigars and Whisky

    Eau d'Italie Bois d'Ombrie. absolutely.
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    Guerlain, Youth Dew A.N.

    Hi, thanks for looking. All fragrances have been kept in a cool and dark closet

    http://i52.tinypic.com/2dlj4o5.jpg
    Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude 30ml 95% full $25
    ...
  51. Re: Question only for all of us who love Prada Infusion d'Homme

    all excellent suggestions, here. specifically I thought immediately to Puro Lino, although you'll probably have a hell of a time finding it. However, Gendarme and Creed Original Vetiver are both at...
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    Re: why would someone dislike Chergui ?

    I really should try it again, but when last I did, it was a pitch-perfect scent memory of the toothpaste my dentist as a kid used. A sickeningly sweet mess that was supposed to be flavored...
  53. Re: Seaweed fragrance with the best Longevity & Sillage ?

    personally, I like Aventure by Il Profumo
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    Re: Church vibe, candle-wax + incense

    I absolutely agree. The vintage version (round label, I think) is incredibly rich in dry down stages. Almost not even the same scent, sadly, as the newer stuff.
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EDP vs. EDT

    vintage EdT, in a perfect world. but I think the current EdT is pretty damn near amazing, also. the EdP is just a bit too opulent, sometimes. it's lush, operatic, and incredibly beautiful. but...
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    Re: SOTD : Thursday, October 06, 2011

    left arm: Le Labo Poivre 23
    right arm: Le Labo Vanille 44

    P23-- meh. it's good. but nothing I'm clamoring to own. V44 is nice, very, very nice. but something about it reminds me a LOT of Iris 39,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5th October, 2011

    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: Hammam Bouquet Extract

    oh, this is a juicy one. what is your hope with this, in terms of getting more from the current HB?

    also, I sort of half wonder if the use of the word "extract" here is just nomenclature; is it...
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    Re: The Perfume Gun by Frédéric Malle

    for a man who strives to make his offerings an elite marker of haute society, this is utterly foolish, high camp. a plastic spray bottle, a la Febreeze? come on, Frederic, the hired help will be...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Tauer Perfumes Pentachords

    I think anything, and I do mean ANYTHING, that Andy Tauer creates deserves serious attention, and more than one wearing. He is a perfumer who seems very emotionally invested in the art of fragrance. ...
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    Re: amouage jubilation xxv

    I used to think that Sonoma Scent Studio's Sienna Musk was a dead-on ringer for JXXV. I recently did a side by side (well, arm to leg) and while they aren't scent-twins, I have to say that they are...
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    Re: Guerlain classics worn by men

    Sous le Vent remains one of my all-time favorite citrus scents. It has been in heavy rotation this summer
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 2, 2011

    Sous le Vent
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

    Habit Rouge EdT

    wow, how could I have forgotten how beautiful this is....
  65. Re: If you were able to approach Erwin CREED and asked about their fragrance bottles prior to 1970's

    I'd be more concerned with asking him NOT to discontinue the non-millesime scents that I love
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    Re: LDDM, Coromandel or Doir Homme

    LDDM is a masterpiece, but Coromandel is the standout of the three. It is unlike anything else I have ever encountered, and an easily worn work of art.

    Dior Homme is a close third, but only in...
  67. Thread: Samsara.

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    Re: Samsara.

    Xmen used to have vintage bottles of extrait for sale-- I was lucky to have one, and incredibly foolish to part with it. the sandalwood is like nothing I have encountered before or since-- opulent,...
  68. Re: New Fragrance: Etat Libre d'Orange - Philippine Houseboy

    I for one think the notes mentioned for this sound pretty amazing. I can't wait to try it, regardless of whichever provocative name they conjure.
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    Re: Citrus and Cigarettes - Any Suggestions?

    Mona di Orio's Cuir
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 04, 2011

    YSL Kouros Cologne Sport
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    Re: Looking for a signature scent for the fall

    have you ever ventured into the incredibly emotional world of Lorenzo Villoresi? you can be assured that close to no one else will be scented such as yourself, and Sandalo or Piper Nigrum would...
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Monogram

    Monogram was my very first fragrance, and I can still remember having an 'older woman' (she was a buxom high school girlfriend of my older brother) tell me that I smelled really good. how bout them...
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    Re: Kouros 6.6oz???

    I'd be willing to bet this is probably a bit vintage. good score!
    but my greatest envy here is your bottle of Eau de Sport. lucky man!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT August 2011

    I've wanted these for quite some time now. yay!

    http://i54.tinypic.com/2is37r.jpg http://i53.tinypic.com/30lmk55.jpg
  75. Re: New Creed 250 year anniversary scent!! Spy Photo Cairomerta style!!

    at this point, I think it fair to say that Creed can pretty much charge whatever they want for a scent, regardless of the bottle's contents (or in spite of them, one could argue). personally, I'm...
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    Re: Mona di Orio's original line discontinued!

    I was shocked when I read that message from Luckyscent. Nuit Noire is a masterpiece, and I was so looking forward to trying the others! sad day.
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    Re: HELP NOW: Le Labo, Which one?

    a bunch of samples is a wise route, but if the thrill of the blind buy persists (I've been there) I swear by Iris 39.
  78. Re: Accessible niche fragrances that are worth the money

    everything Andy Tauer and the Sonoma Scent Studio have made
  79. Re: Does anyone here have a Lorenzo Volloresi in "extra" concentration?

    JonB and mr. reasonable, which do you prefer wearing more often? I have been toying with the idea of which of the Uomo's to get, as I really love that scent.
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    Re: How Many Fragrances Should a Normal Man Have?

    I agree that hoping to be "normal" is like striving for mediocrity. why bother?

    my favorite response, though, is our basenoter who wants to know how many bottles an extraordinary man should own!
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    Re: Orange spice amazing lasting power!

    it was my first Creed, and it remains my favorite from the house.

    longevity is incredible and it is entirely versatile-- I've worn it to stuffed shirt business meetings as well as wore it last...
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    Re: Jasmine Cologne

    Armani Prive Eclat de Jasmin is good, and about as masculine as jasmine can be
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    Re: Breaking News: LVMH to take over Bvlgari!

    LVMH is still hoping for a hostile takeover of Hermes. kudos to the Dumas family, majority owners of Hermes, for staving off the Death Star of luxury brands.
  84. Re: Which fragrances never should have been discontinued?

    I agree, absolutely. this is akin to destroying your history. while so much in fashion is about looking to the new and different, it is also about maintaining an identity different from other houses....
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    Re: flacon storage

    thanks, Neal!

    I never would have thought this, but looks like a rubber stopper is my next purchase.
  86. Re: Seeking a Lavender Dominated Eau de Cologne, Any Suggestions?

    if you can find it still, Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours is good. I have a few different lavender scents, and this one has a great opening, braced in the evolution by some classic Guerlain magic....
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    flacon storage

    yes, another storage related question.

    I did search for the answer, but couldn't find it, and I look to the more scientifically minded basenoters for help.

    I have a Tom Ford Moss Breches...
  88. Re: Robes the Fragrance Guru. Has he ever compiled a Ten Out Of Ten List. ???

    @Robes08 Thanks!
  89. Re: Robes the Fragrance Guru. Has he ever compiled a Ten Out Of Ten List. ???

    Hey Robes08, what's your current top 10 ten star list?
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    Re: Sundays and lavender

    it was a bit of a search, but ultimately it was on the sale boards here that I found it. absolutely worth tracking down though.
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    Re: Sundays and lavender

    sunday mornings are usually my "I won't wear this out of the house because it smells so friggin strong" types. think Black Aoud, vintage Shalimar EdP, that kind of thing.

    lavender is one that I...
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    Re: Burberry Port Wine London

    about a year ago there was a London special edition that I noticed in Marshall's. It clearly was for men (or pour homme, whichever way they identified it as masculine), and it was clearly labelled...
  93. Re: Pick your top 5 from the person's wardrobe above you

    we might not have completely same tastes, but for five masterpieces in your collection I'll say:

    Azzaro pour Homme
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Guerlain Vetiver
    L'Artisan Dzonghka
    YSL Kouros

    they...
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    Re: Acqua Di Parma Colonia VS Eau De Guerlain

    AdP. One of my favorite colognes. tenacious, elegant, and distinctive.

    I admire the Guerlain, but longevity for me is dismal.
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    Re: The Different Company

    some of my favorite scents are thanks to Mr. Duchafour, but isn't he in-house elsewhere? how many houses can he inhabit?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, February 25, 2011

    vintage Habit Rouge EdC
  97. Re: New Tom Ford Private Label **** Los Angeles Edition

    When TF first rolled out the Private Collection bottles, I thought they were pretty cool-- from a design standpoint, from a new brand "shape" (in many senses of the word), and in a few pretty good...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - Why so expensive?

    and that, folks, is the reason why. Monsieur Malle does not wish to peddle his wares to the teeming masses, rather to the haute crowd who don't need to consider prices when buying his scents. If...
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    Re: New Guerlain DERBY presentation

    the Odori bottles are constructed with far more care and attention to detail: note the joinery at the edges of the bottles.

    I've not seen this new Derby in person, but based on the fragile...
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    Re: SOTD February 1st Tuesday 2011

    shifted things around in the perfume closet and, lo, found in the back...

    YSL M7 Fresh

    longevity sucks, but I do love it still
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