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  1. Re: Midnight in Paris EDT vs Midnight in Paris EDP

    Odd, that product entry on Amazon has mostly negative reviews. I wonder if a knock-off is being sold.
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Very nice score! I recently got turned onto Gucci Nobile. Doesn't seem to be talked about much these days, not since the Alexander de Costa Nobile Royalty thing last year. Scored myself a 60ml...
  3. Re: Worth owning LIDG when you already have LIDGE?

    Sometimes what we perceive as lacking in projection is being anosmic. Some fragrance ingredients can do that for some people. Not everyone. Our palates (tastebuds) and olfactory senses have a...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    Cigarettes are not being promoted. They've been banned from television and print ads. Exception is "e-cigarettes" which aren't offensive. Alcohol is irrelevant.

    Fragrances can certainly cause...
  5. Re: Worth owning LIDG when you already have LIDGE?

    From my experience, I wouldn't call LIDGE gourmand or strong on chocolate. If you want that kind of impression, go with Molinard Patchouli Intense. :)
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    You would think differently if "the shoe was on the other foot"... meaning YOU had allergies to certain perfume ingredients. While you personally have never met a person with an allergy to perfume...
  7. Re: Why does the current version of Davidoff Zino smell like an emergency room?

    And what irony, as I find Zino so peaceful and serene. Can't sleep? Spray on some Zino and nod off in the soft blanket of rosewood, patchouli, lavender and sandalwood. ;)
  8. Re: Creed is probably my least favourite company due to my experiences.

    I hope this doesn't descend into another Creed bashing thread.

    I don't really care for the house. I would own some if they were priced much less. I might have bought Royal Oud this season with...
  9. Re: Why does the current version of Davidoff Zino smell like an emergency room?

    I have both. I don't consider Zino a "powerhouse". There is no oakmoss in it. Brazilian rosewood, patchouli, sandalwood, lavender, rose, and other ingredients.

    The current formulation is lighter...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    Well you're right in that it can be "in their head"... if you're smelling something you don't enjoy, that it starts to grate on you and induce a reaction like a headache or stuffy nose.

    There is a...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Wow! I've never seen such an impressive Captain Molyneux collection. Congrats! Did you buy all at once, or just made one addition and you're showing us your collection as-is? Where did you find...
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    Re: What´s Happen with my M7?

    I've got bottles of both M7 r1 and M7 r2. There is a difference, but subtle to my nose. Into the dry down, very hard to tell the difference.

    Funny, I just sampled M7 Oud Absolu the other day and...
  13. Re: Semi-blind bought AdP Oud, what to expect?

    I got lucky on a partial bottle purchase and I'm very glad I did, now that I've lived with it for a while. I wasn't sure at first, and figured I could easily resell if it didn't "take". But now,...
  14. Re: I don't understand the repugnancy for Grey Flannel. Best smell of a soap bar out there!

    Same here. Smothering violet/iris accompanying an extremely soapy impression. Laundry drier freshener sheets. I suspect the vintage is much, MUCH better.
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    Re: Gucci PH1 - why so much hype?

    "Wooden closet lined with cedar... why would you want to smell like that?" -- a female friend

    "Nice, very woodsy. Definitely wear this with a flannel shirt, if you're into that kind of thing."...
  16. Re: Fragrance went from "I like it well enough to buy it" to "get this off of me!"

    Yes, it has happened with me a few times. Part of it I attribute to my gradually increasing exposure to more fragrances, evolving my nose.

    I liked vintage Paco Rabanne Pour Homme at first, but...
  17. Re: On the hunt for "Five Star" fragrances. All because I bought a book! HAIAHA!

    I agree, "The Guide" is a fun read and there's some educational content to it as well. But then it's also laced with Turin's brash and unforgiving opinions. I've sampled fragrances he fawned over...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    This is pathetic. It's not the city's fault -- it was the other employee! If someone blasts music from their computer, with harsh tones at high decibels that completely violates other co-workers...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    Lomaniac does bring up a good point. But if you want a good example of substances that can be toxic and silently introduced into a product, look at China. They've had numerous cases of careless...
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    Re: Why must anyone listen to the IFRA?

    Thanks for that post, DuNezDeBuzier. I'm humbled. I had no idea there was a North America counterpart to the IFRA. And it appears they're more involved in the safety checking of chemicals in our...
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    I'm not currently in a relationship, but a friend of mine is and he loves vintage Kouros while his fiancee can't stand it. He had to let go of all of his stash except one 50ml bottle, which he keeps...
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    Re: Are you keeping a secret?

    The only reason I could think of for anyone to keep a secret about would be a hard to find vintage/discontinued fragrance that doesn't get a lot of attention. The more people you tell, the more...
  23. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    ^ There were several older bottles that appeared in November, and I missed a few before finally getting one. I get fairly decent longevity but projection fades off after a couple of hours. Still,...
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    Re: Boucheron Jaipur Homme

    You're right, my mistake. I didn't realize that there's a Versailles Pour Homme by Jean Desprez.


    Jaipur Homme can be cloying. And I honestly don't think anyone can really pull it off in the...
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    I can so relate to what you mean. This is especially true for vintages that are becoming harder to source. Or with a limited edition. If I find something I like, I'm driven to get a few backup...
  26. Re: Which long-term fragrance are you still excited to wear?

    I've not been at this long enough, but I have a feeling YSL M7 will be the one. I don't have a lot of it and so every spray feels a bit special.
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    No. Sometimes I just forget. :) But in the evening, I often apply some before going to bed. Nice to take in an aroma while drifting off into slumber.
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    Re: "Unisex" a misnomer?

    What's in a word? Whatever meaning is intended for it. "Unisex" is simple, easy to say... and we all know what it means here. I don't see any merit to scrutinizing it. Word are often "shifted" in...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Yeah, probably too small of an audience to focus on earlier formulations of classic fragrances... more "career advantageous" to stick with newer releases.
  30. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    While I applaud bootylicious for his work, this kind of list is more interesting to me. True, some fragrances have a greater "strength" due to the total number of reviews, but just because some...
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    This.

    I used to work in offices most of the time and never wore anything beyond an aftershave that would fade off after an hour or two. I work mostly from home now, so I wear whatever I want --...
  32. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    For total cash outlay, $200 for a new in box 100ml bottle of Amouage Jubilation XXV. Definitely a worthwhile buy.

    Runner up for cost per ml would be $135 for a 75% full 50ml 1st release bottle of...
  33. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    I've kept ones I didn't like, with the expectation that I might change my mind. After a good 6 months, in some cases I did change my mind and grew to like them, but others remained unused. ...
  34. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww169/cytherians/avatars/av_SAFEGE_monorail2.gif
    The movie is a true classic, and very dated. And it's kind of eerie on the premise. It was filmed in 1966, just...
  35. Re: Chanel Sycomore: Lots of Negative and Unusual Complements

    I sampled Sycomore in a Chanel boutique. It smelled fine to me, but not exceptional. And it also felt a little familiar. When I got home I sprayed on some Encre Noir. Not a dead ringer, but...
  36. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    Part of what I wrote was going on sheer memory, so I pulled out my M-Generation from the back of the closet and did a comparison. I do find similarities but the BI has a definite heavy booze,...
  37. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    I also find there's an accord in M Generation that is similar to Bentley Intense. They're different enough that I wouldn't say one replaces the other exactly. Is one preferable over the other? ...
  38. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    You're welcome. And just to point out, those figures I quoted came from Wikipedia, so I can't vouch for their accuracy. As you'd PM'ed me, it's very likely the cost of Mysore sandalwood per ton is...
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    You're right. It's easy to lament on the old days, when the legends could still be purchased and there were some pretty decent common fragrances that were sometimes given away as gifts with...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Interesting -- I hadn't heard that there was an upcoming new book of reviews. I wonder if he'll delve into vintages much, as his last book left many out.
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    Re: Bentley Absolute for Men - Anyone?

    Nice -- you're lucky to have that access.

    I'm just hoping that after the exclusivity period dies down that Bentley will release it worldwide. While GPH-I can still be had on-line, the going...
  42. [US + CANADA] Re: ◆◆◆ Basala, Tam Dao, Timbuktu, Reminiscence, Burberrys (vintage), Kiehl's Musk, Alain Delon

    Added a few more fragrances.
  43. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    I have M Generation. I prefer it. Less boozy. Smells more "natural" to me.
  44. Thread: Bentley

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    Re: Bentley

    Synthetic boozy vanilla leather...

    Flacon is great. A little strange with that deep channel around the sprayer, but the cap fitment is excellent and you feel like it's almost a part from a...
  45. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    ^ I hear you. Corruption abounds. You can't force trees to grow faster without compromising their wood quality. Demand outstripped supply. Once again, human beings are both idiots and greedy...
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    Re: Cuir de Russie: Chanel v. Creed

    If you want a really solid masculine leather go with either Knize Ten or Elsha 1776. I have both Elsha and Cuir de Russie... and my preference is for the former.
  47. Re: When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    You're welcome. I was curious and found the details, thought it would be useful to post. I think the tree needs to be old first. Not sure if the oil "ages" well after processed.

    I do have two...
  48. When did Mysore Sandalwood shift from affordable to expensive in the USA?

    Most people who love sandalwood know of Mysore sandalwood, a special variety of the wood that produces a more desirable aroma.

    There was a time when it wasn't exorbitantly expensive. True, you'd...
  49. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww169/cytherians/scents/Cacharel-Neo.jpg
    It does smell "other worldly"... ;)
    ...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino OR Mandarino Di Amalfi

    When I tested a small sample I received, I found it very strikingly similar to M+W 4711 and lasting longer than that (4711 barely qualifies as a cologne IMHO). But it did seem to shift down to a...
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    Re: Neroli Portofino OR Mandarino Di Amalfi

    Neroli Portofino... if only it had greater longevity. Seems overpriced to me... :rolleyesold:
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    Re: How much is your collection worth?

    I never thought I'd find myself having more than a few hundred $$ of fragrances. But yikes... I tallied them up and I'm over $2k! :embarassed:
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    Re: What is your favorite Amouge?! and WHY?

    Jubilation XXV followed by Epic Man. Those are the only two I own... I was completely turned off by Ciel. Didn't really care for Gold or Silver. Lyric has too much rose in it for me. Need to try...
  54. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww169/cytherians/scents/Batman_Kouros.jpg
  55. Re: In this thread we review a fragrance with a picture (JPG/GIFs)

    http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww169/cytherians/scents/LiamNeeson_Aventus.jpg

    Liam: "Is anyone here afraid of Aventus?"
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    Re: How was your hobby in the pre-Internet era?

    I wish I'd been into it back then... but alas, I got started just last year. :embarassed:

    Pre-Internet had its advantages, but also major disadvantages. Before the public Internet era, you could...
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    Re: Something that smells like...

    I would venture to say that Elsha 1776 also smells like a more masculine version of Cuir de Russie.

    Elsha is seldom talked about on the fragrance forums. The company is somewhat mysterious,...
  58. Re: Tom Ford Neroli Portofino - cheaper / better alternatives

    It is said that Thierry Mugler's Cologne is reminiscent of TF Neroli Portofino. Maurer + Wirtz 4711 original is very close, but quite lacking on the staying power (making up for it with a very...
  59. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    And actually, I made the mistake of thinking the dark brown sides and base are a fused piece of plastic, when in fact it is either colored glass or a very hard lacquer was applied on the outside. Rap...
  60. [US + CANADA] Re: Vintage Giorgio Red For Men (UK), Lanvin l'Homme earlier release

    No problem -- PM replied.

    *** SOLD *** Thank you Basenotes & Indianwells. :)

    Package arrived in time before IndianWells left USA to go back to UK -- 100% satisfied. :)
  61. [US + CANADA] ◆◆◆ Nice variety of fragrances like Basala, Tam Dao, Alain Delon, Burberrys, Timbuktu, etc.

    Trying to reduce my collection and let go of fragrances I simply don't wear or have multiple bottles. Most are full, some are partially filled as noted.

    All transactions are CONUS USA or Canada,...
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    I enjoy musk fragrances. I became curious about Kiehl's Original Musk and read a lot of reviews. Many weren't saying the rose is very prominent. Many said it was very unisex. Well, I got a...
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    Re: Ambre Preciux

    Is this a recent version of Ambre Precieux?
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    Re: fragrances for men in their 30s

    I agree. There are fragrances with a "younger" vibe and some with an "older" vibe, but generally it all comes down to your own personal tastes and image. Buy and wear what you like. That's what...
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    Re: When is it enough?

    There are SO MANY fragrances out there, hundreds upon hundreds of variations for each main group and accords. And just because you see notes that you like in the ingredients list, it doesn't mean...
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    What a fantastic and rare opportunity -- glad to see it all came through for you, Hednic. :thumbup: I hope I get the chance to meet him one day. Was he at the Neiman Marcus in NYC?
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I hadn't heard that there were earlier preferred formulations. A number of people I've chatted with about Knize Ten say that the latest is slightly different but still great. How can you tell a...
  68. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    Some people automatically assume inferiority when a reformulation happens and may even dismiss it before trying. It does sound to me like there's not that much of a difference. For me, it was more...
  69. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    I got myself a bottle of LIDGE with batch code 3Y01. I like it even better than the 2011 sample that I got. VERY nicely done. Now I get why there was so much fawning over this. I have also...
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    Re: Confounded by Diptyque

    And you would be right. :smiley:[/QUOTE]

    Hednic's Ark. One bottle of every fragrance ever made and worth owning. So when society collapses and the art of perfumery is lost, Hednic will have the...
  71. Re: Received New GENGIS KHAN Today from MdM (New Formula)!!

    * BUMP * .... also hoping for some clarity.

    I bought a 5ml mini of the opaque bottle design with "black metal looking" cap (plastic). Sold as new but unfortunately not full (about 9mm down). ...
  72. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    Ugh... Not to disagree, but I wouldn't be so quick to this conclusion... I have a personal bottle that is several years old, non-magnetic cap, definitely from within the first couple of years of its...
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    Re: What's a good ambergris perfume?

    Anyone here familiar with Pierre Balmain Ambre Gris? The name is suggestive of "ambergris", and even Neiman Marcus (who had this exclusively for a while) claims that it has a predominant ambergris...
  74. Re: Will La Nuit forever be favored? What do you really think?

    I think it's fine for the price and for those who have a limited and lower budget fragrance focus.

    For anyone who is more serious about fragrances and willing to spend good money on them, YSL La...
  75. Poll: Re: The Almighty Battle: Aventus vs. Jubilation XXV

    Another vote for Jubilation. I finally sampled Aventus and it's definitely a quality made fragrance. Probably one of the better pineapple heavy fragrances around. But I guess you really have to...
  76. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    Rose, rose, rose... too much of it.

    I get the whole "there is no gender in fragrance", but there are certain notes with such a strong gender association in everyday life that... well... can be...
  77. Re: Obsession for men, multiple older versions? CK Cosmetics Co? Help!

    I recently acquired an older bottle that looks like Wampa's above, but is a sprayer. Batch code is 8B191A. My thought was that perhaps this is from a '91 year production. Very nice fragrance,...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Wow, stunning! Bottles look exquisite... don't know much about the composition, but I'll imagine it's fantastic. Was this a lucky search or did a rep seek these out for you?
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/st/26134463.jpg
    Reminiscence Noir... super price ($49 shipped). Just arrived. Interesting light take on sandalwood. Reminds me a little of Tam Dao.
    ...
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    Re: Where to buy YSL M7

    Pic1, Pic2, Pic3.
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    Re: Where to buy YSL M7

    Thank you for letting us know about this. I had corresponded with this seller, asking them to provide photos of the box -- both rear and bottom. Looked authentic to me. But, could be an original...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Is this the sale showing the new bottle? I wonder if it'll be the older stock...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Thanks, hednic. :) Interesting fact -- martini shaker style flacon was produced from 1986 to 2002. 16 years, which means a reasonably long period for plenty of inventory produced. Hopefully it'll...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    That's the interesting "gambling" thing about fragrances that are discontinued. How much was produced? How long will it be before ample inventory will dry up, and people start paying high prices...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Got another one of these:

    http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww169/cytherians/scents/Hermes-BelAmi_vintage-bottle1.jpg

    Price was too good to pass up. I'm all set on backups for this one, I...
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Good to know -- thanks!
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    He must have gotten some great deals on a lot of these.

    Besides... just because you have backups doesn't mean you intend to use all of it. I'd expect some people buy backups as a kind of...
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    Re: Stolen package

    I've had several recent problems with USPS (last 2 years), compared to many years prior. The quality of their service has unfortunately changed. One of the reasons why is that they are doing...
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    Re: Back up Bottles.

    I never thought I'd end up with over 80 fragrances in my collection after just one year at this.

    After getting hooked on vintage and discontinued fragrances and experiencing rising prices, I...
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    Re: RIP, Eau Des Baux

    Again? Another year later, and the rumors have started. It sure doesn't look like it's going to be discontinued. And if history is any measure, this is just another baseless rumor.

    But... I do...
  91. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    I just received a sample of it. So far, I'm not really all that impressed. The dusty cacao patchouli burst in the beginning is nice, but feels very familiar somehow. At first I thought it's...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Nice - that's a real steal. My best so far was a full 100ml tester of the 1st release for $109 shipped. I'm still looking for another and you're right... the average selling price is still drifting...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Wow! Scrappy perfume shop with YSL M7 lying around? Seriously lucky there. I hate to ask how much you paid, because it'll probably stir up some serious jealousy. ;)


    I've long been curious...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Wow... BIG WOW hednic. You better have her open this on the couch, because she's probably going to faint. ;)
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    Re: Clogged spray nozzle -- Kouros bottle

    @ Arij - Sorry to hear it didn't work out. I can't tell if my issue is just clogged fragrance inside the passageway that sat for a very long time. I may try again, soaking in alcohol for a long...
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    Re: Clogged spray nozzle -- Kouros bottle

    Well, I soaked the spray head in scalding hot water, rinsed with alcohol. Forced water through with a syringe. No go.
    Took a magnifying glass and examined the pin hole. Looked pretty solid to me....
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    ^ And I was an idiot for selling mine. :tongue:
    Well, with my indulgence in other sandalwood fragrances, Santal Noble was feeling a bit outside my interest. Just before mailing it off, I sampled...
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    Re: Clogged spray nozzle -- Kouros bottle

    Hey hednic, the issue is that when that little bit comes out, the rest of the liquid that would be dispensed in that press leaks out into the spray head assembly. But there's a solution:


    I was...
  99. Re: Undecided. Can someone talk me in or out of getting LIDGE?

    There is that fine line between "being yourself" and adjusting to suit the tastes of others. However... I looked over your post again and saw the keyword "wife". Heh, that's a whole different...
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    Clogged spray nozzle -- Kouros bottle

    With many fragrance bottles, if the sprayer gets clogged, you can pull it off, soak it in hot water, or use whatever solvent you need to get it cleared. Using a pin "gently" in the opening is fine...
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