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  1. Re: Looking for a reasonably priced, long lasting aquatic scent that is not too sweet

    CSP Aqua Moto?
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    Re: Substitude for Clique Wrappings

    I always loved this scent and was devestated the year it was dc'd.
    Then it started appearing as a CHRISTMAS SPECIAL. Ok, I was able to indulge. This year, the scent was different. I think it...
  3. Thread: Vintage finds

    by Gewisse
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    Re: Vintage finds

    Hummmmm Crepe de Chine is definitely an aldehydic floral and rummy amber is not part of the mix. Must have been refilled with something else. Sorry.
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    Re: What are some of your favorite gourmands?

    So many although this heat makes it hard for me to imagine.... Comptor Sud's Abricot Vanille so perfectly sweet, Keiko M's Lockhum, Lor De Torrente - coffee, Pink Mahatten for its's toated coconut...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 25 July 2011

    After checking the new Oscar because of a review here, I am in the New Oscar which is lovely in the heat. It's warm flowers shimmering over my body. I always loved the old Oscar and the new one is...
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 19 July 2011

    I'm glad I wore Premier Figure L'Artisan because our air conditioning was still down and I needed the freshness.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 17th July 2011

    Although the Passage d'enfer I wore at the Harry Potter late night showing lingers, the heat has driven me into Bvlgari Au the Vert. Old but it still works when my thermometer reads 92 F at 2PM. ...
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    Re: An epiphany! (Or something like that.)

    I understand too. For me it was Apercu and I have no reason or past memory. I wore it to bed the day it arrived and the feeling was of security and comfort on a deep emotional level. I had a few...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 10 July 2011

    Umm that carrot cake is really calling me. Perhaps I should make some this afternoon. I'm wearing L'Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc. The heat here is choking and I need something summery and light....
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    Re: SoTD Saturday 9th July 2011

    Hot, hot here so I'm in Fleurs d'oranger and the heat makes it expansive and heady.
  11. Thread: Paolo Gigli

    by Gewisse
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    Re: Paolo Gigli

    THE SITE LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. I'd be interested in trying some of these too but don't see any shopping information for the US on the web.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: June 2011

    I am so happy to finally find a bottle of L'Heure Parfum I can afford - snagged off ebay. Yeah!!! Also got SL Fleurs d'oranger as I'm on a orange blossom kick.
  13. Re: Which fragrance has been in your 'drobe for the longest time?

    I feel old and drugstore reading this thread. Yardley April Violets is my oldest favorite from the 60's and Emerude. Today I'm still partial to that violet ylang-ylang smell and love the soap when...
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    Re: Flowerbomb- A Fetish Confessed

    Artisankey, my curiosity peaked, I went over to Green Lady and found some scents of interest but no way to order. All the links say error. Do you know if they have a sample program? Thanks
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    Re: Scented body powder

    I love body powders. Halston powder is enough all by itself. Maja is soft and blends with most other scents. Also love Oscar and wish I had Opium and Shalimar as a dust. They are not as plentiful as...
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    Re: Which perfume for a gothic look?

    Another Messe de Minuit vote and try DSH Cathedral. It's similar to the Messe but has a soft warm quality that takes away the cool stone feeling.

    Top notes: Bergamot
    Middle notes: Mastic,...
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    Re: What's your least favorite note?

    TUBEROSE AKKKKKK! It's the one thing that makes me physically ill. Fracas always smells like the old style, pink was toilet bowl deodorizers that used to be in gas station bathrooms. ( Giving my...
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    Re: Christmas card scent?

    This is a great idea that I never thought about. I'm going to try this out and maybe the spicy Christmas scents like Winter Delice.
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 October

    Dolce Vita ;D
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    Re: Fragrance as a lullaby

    Well I admit to a secret passion for LLP Oh De London which I wear after the shower; but love to put something on my hands or pillow just before I get in bed. Nothing beats Messe for safe haven be it...
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    Re: Can you recommend a grape scent?

    Ungaro is grape to my nose.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 9 October

    L'heure Attendue
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    Re: SotD, Saturday 8. Octobre

    Hana Morae
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 October

    Cold, dark and raining here so I'm warming up with Opium.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 2 October

    I came home from work last night craving Opium like I would chocolate. Going with the same all day. Funny this scent is one I never wore when I was younger. Love it now in all it's versions.
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 October

    My second day of OPIUM!!! It just smells to warm and inviting.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 September

    Another Burbury Brit Red person here. It's quite nice with the cool weather. I'm so glad it's cooler ;D
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 September

    Lolita Lempika today.
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    Re: New: Love at First Glow by Jlo.

    Thanks Cedric, I don't know about this one but I just returned from my local Marshall Fields and they had a rep passing out pre-sprayed cards of Live; very agressive and I don't like the scent. She...
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    Re: Highest rated feminine fragrance...?

    Habanita? *Detchema ? *Just a guess, Detchema is pre and post dated; Habanita, well..... Malmassion?
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, September 24

    Dolce Vita again today and still wondering about Ladylonestar......... :(
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    Re: SotD, Friday 23. september

    I'm wearing Dolca Vita which reallys plays out in this cooler weather. Was thinking of Ladylonestar; do we know where she is? Have we heard?
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    Re: SotD Monday 19 September

    Chanel no 19, haven't worn this since last winter and with the mildly cool weather, the powdery green was appealing. * oh and just to kick up the old green fourgere feeling, I have a squirt of...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 September

    Habanita needed a comfort scent today.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 September

    Eau des Mervelles for me......
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    Re: SOTD MONDAY 12th SEPTEMBER

    All of a sudden it's going to be 90 again today so I need something light - Mimosa pour Moi.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 September

    Burburry Brit Red, I'm on a sweet kick.
  38. Thread: SotD, Sunday

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    Re: SotD, Sunday

    Feeling a welcome return to fall weather so I'm wearing Joop. I know it's kind of over the top but I like it anyway.
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    Re: The absolute worst names in fragrance

    Or how about The Exact Friction of the Stars? *

    Cumming is obscene and Liquid Karl brings unwanted visions from the old Sci-Fi movie Soylent Green. * Bandit makes me think of raccoons and small...
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    Re: Tried My Queen today at Nordstrom

    Humm, violets and resembles Le Dix? I might have to chance a sniff of this one. I disliked Kingdom because it made me literally feel nauseaous. I have a sample that I handle with the care of a weapon...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 9 September

    I'm thinking Eau d'Hadrain. TGIF!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, September 8

    Navagar cool woody lovely for gardening so the bees don't attack me. I had a different sort of Ormonde experience testing Tolu on my left arm the other day; bees followed me everywhere. It was hard...
  43. Thread: MAC

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    Re: MAC

    Oh LadyLonestar, how you do go on and how cute was that SA? Oh well, with age comes wisdom and knowing when to smile politely and move on. I like the notes to the Violetetrix even though the name...
  44. Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best Cosmetics and Skincare

    Best Facial Skincare product: MD formulations glycolic facial cleanser

    Best skincare range: Clinique
    Best Body/Bath Product: Azaftig Woman Honey Whipped body cream Blackberry Musk

    Best Hair...
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    Re: Skincare expensive or drugstore?

    I use such a motley group of products it's embarassing. For face I love the Clinique scrub products such as 7 day rinsable, and the body sloughing cream. Also their clarify lotion and moisturizer -...
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    Re: Foundation for mature, oily skin? Help!

    Have you tried the mineral powder foundations? I switched over last year and after a month of trying to get the hang of using them, I'm hooked and I never get a breakout anymore. I was so sick of...
  47. Re: BBW Romance from Breathe line...need help, pls

    I went to BBW last night as I needed some Wallflowers refills. They have upgraded their merchandise because there is a whole Biegelow's Pharmacy selection of products and Slatkin candles. Many of the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, September 7

    I am hinting at autumn; going for Fleur de Shanghai after wearing Opium body cream to bed last night. I love fall, it's my favorite time of the year.
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    Re: Alien minisite is up!

    Noa? Not meaning to offend, but Noa is just a plain, floral modern perfume. I would expect alot more from Mugler. Afterall, he already has an army of faithful buyers willing to go over the edge and...
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    Re: Sampled SJP Lovely (very long post)

    Ok Ladylonestar, I'm going to the mall this afternoon and I will hunt Lovely down! I must see for myself and as for succinct - who needs a short description of perfume shopping? I want the full...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 September

    I'm in L'heure Attendue - lovely for my day off - at last.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 September

    I'm loafing in L'heure Attendue after working three days in a row.
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 September

    Hiris for me, working today and avoiding potlucks!
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    Re: Best amber scent?

    I second the L'Artisan pair and wear both. They are sweet but not cloying so I don't feel like I'm walking in a 'headshop'.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4 September

    eau des mervelles as I'm working today. A lovely Sunday to all.
  56. Re: BBW Romance from Breathe line...need help, pls

    Ummm , you nasty enablers, had to put that thought in my head. I can't pass on trying another amber scent; especially with fall creeping up on us. Thanks.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant (1996)

    I'm sorry to hear that. Perhaps you might wait until the weather turns cold and try it one more time? I really found this a cold weather scent that overpowers in the heat and humidity. It was just...
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    Re: Sampled SL Borneo 1834.

    This sounds like one I would order unsniffed as well and my birthday isn't 'till May. It's a good thing I use it to celebrate all year. I just wish they would release these internationally because...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 2 September

    Sonya Reykel, I always rediscover this one and wonder why I've neglected it for so long?
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    Re: SOTD THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER

    Bourbon French Kus Kus
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    Re: SOTD WEDNESDAY 31ST AUGUST

    Sonya Rykel.....
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 August

    Another muggy day and I have to work - Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Extreme.
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 August

    Mimosa Pour Moi for me.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant (1996)

    I think you've described the licorice note to a tee - it's dry and woody where as the type in Lolita is candy like. Jungle has a moment for me that is almost medicinal and herby and I assumed the...
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    Re: Baby Phat Goddess

    I have looked around on the net and Cedrat is Citron. I assume this is a sweet, light citrus similar to lemon, just like the Guerlain Fleurs de Cedrat.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 August

    Boucheron Jaupir Safir, felt like a dress-up rose under my tee shirt. A lovely Saturday to all.
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    Re: Sotd Saturday 27 August

    Eau de Hadrian for me; poured rain and got humid again. *Yipee Skippe it's Saturday !* [smiley=vrolijk_26.gif]
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 26 August

    Working today for 12 hours, Guerlain Mentaflora. TGIF to all.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant (1996)

    Glad you liked it too. Waiting for your review.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant (1996)

    GGA - did your bottle come and did you like it? I got a bottle this summer too and it was too much in the heat. Funny with a name like Jungle Elephant and it smells so strong in humid weather?? I...
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    Re: US Basenoters: azaftigwoman.com sale

    I'm another fan of this site. I love the Honey Butter in Pink Sugar. I gave these as gifts last year xmas and people hounded me to get more because they used everything up so fast. Mists are...
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    Re: Crown Perfumery discontinued fragrances

    Flathorn, looking through older posts here. I really enjoyed your comments on why scents are sometimes retired as I've thought about this myself. Now this is going to sound off the wall but, if...
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    Re: MPG to introduce bath & body line.

    Thanks for posting this; I'll watch for the Eau de Camélia Chinois as this would be lovely layered. This is one thing I don't like about most of the artisanal houses, they don't make a full line.
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    SotD August 25th

    The weather is still warm so I'll be enjoying Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Extreme.
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    Re: Women that wear men's fragrances continued..

    Thanks for posting Magnum, I'm intrigued by the Dior trio. I wonder when they'll appear in my neck of the woods? :exclamation
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 August

    The weather is cool for the third day in a row so I'm icy violet in Le Dix.
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    Re: Women that wear men's fragrances continued..

    There are several men's that I love and wear regularly. Guerlain Vertiver gets me more compliments at work than any other fragrance I've worn. People say I smell so fresh and they can't identify what...
  78. Thread: Autumn scents

    by Gewisse
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    Re: Autumn scents

    The weather turned very cool here in the last few days and I thought heavily about the riches in the vault: Misuki, Trouble, Vol de Nuit, Parfum Sacre, Narcisse Noir, Tuvache Tvara and Halston !!!!...
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    Re: Cedriceccentric at "The house of Guerlain".

    Wonder bit of vicarious shopping. Loved the report and wish me and my credit card were present. I'd buy first and do pastry to cool down afterwards! LOL
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    Re: Sampled SJP Lovely (very long post)

    Great post Looney! * [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] *I also wonder how people buy on a first sniff in some over lighted department store. *I think they pick up impulse buys that live on the shelf of...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 August

    I'm going shopping in Un Jardin En Mediterranee, need something fresh for the heat.
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    Re: La Prairie Silver Rain

    I agree with you all. I got the Sax Brochure also and found it ordinary, another repeat of the main stream fruity - floral- easily accessed scents for the young demographic without a developed...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances to share?

    The first one that comes to my mind is Eau de Cartier, the regular one, that gets me loads of compliments every time I wear it.
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    Re: Wrappings- Ugghh makes me so angry

    I know how you feel. The demise of Wrappings is how I found the chat boards in the first place. After paying $75 dollars on ebay for a small bottle I thought there must be a better way. I pick up 2...
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    Ormonde Jayne Sample Sets

    Five or six weeks ago, there was a discussion on this house and many of us, myself included, sent for the sample set. I would like to hear what we all thought ? My comments to follow later. I will...
  86. Thread: Which Vanilla?

    by Gewisse
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    Re: Which Vanilla?

    Vanillas are funny with me. I absolutely crave them in the cold weather but would rather give up perfume than touch them in the summer heat. I love Mac's MV3 which has a smokey edge, for pure foody...
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue review

    Lovely review, I think this one deserves the phrase: "Classic". It is blue and thoughtful, it reminisces about things forgotten and recalled with exquisite saddness and joy. I love this...
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    Re: 2004 bestselling womens scents in germany

    Thanks Cedric. I never think of Light Blue as a European scent. Wonder why? It's just too sweet and light.
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    Re: Tried Aliage today....

    Lady Lone Star, I have toyed with this one for a long time but never end up buying. What is it that bothers you?
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    Re: The first SotD of 2005, Sunday Jan 1st

    I worked yesterday and it did indeed feel like a Sunday all day. I wore Loewe Aura on my left arm and my nose was glued there all night. I wish I could find more of this scent. It's so hard to find...
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    Re: Shalimar's new bottle

    I love my vintage EDT Shalimar from the 80's but am having trouble with the current EDP version. Since I discovered Holtzman and Stephanie, I have mostly switched to Misuki which is just glorious. If...
  92. Thread: Cristalle EDP

    by Gewisse
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    Re: Cristalle EDP

    Hey Anthem, have you tried layering the EDT over the EDP? I always think of the toilet water as carbonated when compared to the EDP. It has an effervesent quality. I have worn both for years now but...
  93. Re: OK sometimes we're men and sometimes we're boy

    And this chic has aquired a taste for Jasmine Imperatice Eugenie and AE of course. Please don't dig, it leaves everything such a mess. 8)
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    Re: Je Reviens by Worth.

    FuFu, I hear you too! I used to love camping but as I get older I insist on a hot tub and champagine with every tent. LOL I used to call my yonger sister a: "Flush Toilet Camper" and she...
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    Re: Je Reviens by Worth.

    I must be an American clean freak because I remember living in Paris in the summer heat. I was rising on a Metro escalator behind a nicely dressed young woman in a sleevless sheath who could have...
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    Re: SotD Monday Dec 27th

    Opium, very lightly, but Opium cream will be sneaking into work with me.
  97. Re: Found my holy grail..and it's made for women..

    Hi Clay, Welcome aboard and congratulation on finding Private Collection. Another lover here who goes through a bottle of the lotion every year. I recommend the lotion if you use such things as it's...
  98. Thread: Your Soul Mate

    by Gewisse
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    Re: Your Soul Mate

    Soul Mate? Hummm, I always reach for Habanita when distressed, Apercu brings on an emotional response for some unknown reason; but Misuki must be my deepest, secret me. Seems we never get a cover...
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    Re: SSD II Final Finals

    I too have some vintage Shalimar and will wear it on the 2nd with glee! I work the 31st and 1st so it will be a jammie day for me too! My bottle is from the early 80's and smells divine. Tigs, your...
  100. Re: "What Smellies You Got for Xmas"-Ladies Editio

    It's still morning here so we haven't opened gifts. I know for sure I got Jalismer from my sister and I got her Amber Extreme. Probably no other perfumed gifts except the ones I got myself - LOL!!!!...
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