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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    I think the publicity was along the lines of "insprired by" instead of created for. Of course the company would like salespeople and customers to blend the two.

    I too think it smells like a...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th March, 2017

    Bois du Portugal for me today.

    I really loved yesterday's Carven Vetiver fro 2006.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

    Carven's Vetiver from 2006. It's great.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

    The amazing Grey Flannel for me.
  5. Thread: manly & powerful

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    Re: manly & powerful

    I join the excellent members suggesting Jules.
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    Re: Please rank the following frags

    Plus one.
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    Re: Blizzard Blues/Whites

    I woke up and looked out at the white snow covered city and thought it would be a day for an amber scent. Went looking for one half an hour later but found Halston 1-12 which I've meant to wear for...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th March, 2017

    Halston 1-12 for me.
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    Re: The Reviews or the Forums

    When the forums were down for a week I sure read the reviews of a couple dozen scents and the review reading changed my approach to scents in a nice way. I focused more on the themes of the houses...
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    Whatever happened to Comptoir Sud Pacifique?

    I think I know the answer: nothing--it's still around.

    But still, in my few months back on the forums I've not seen its products mentioned. The directory indicates scents released as late as...
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    Re: Wardrobes for spring

    I'll start to break out the florals.

    I'll have Molinard's Muguet on, especially on May Day, and also plenty of Diptyques: Olene, Ofresia, Virgilio, and probably Opone. I'll have Floris Elite and...
  12. Thread: Notes you hate

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    Re: Notes you hate

    Hard question for me to answer because there are scents that are exceptions to every category I could list. Generally, I'd say vanilla is a note I dislike because the scents that use it for its...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th March, 2017

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique's Vetyver Haiti for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th March, 2017

    I've been in Molinard's Patchouli today.
  15. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    That's certainly interesting advice. I'll keep your thoughts in mind.
  16. Re: How many bottles of cologne do you have and how often do you use each?

    When people in real life ask me how many I have I just say "a lot" and leave it there. No body's business how many I have, and I don't even remember. (I stopped updating the wardrobe here a long...
  17. Re: Royal Copenhagan (current formulation) any good?

    My dad wore this when I was a kid and I always loved it but never thought I'd wear it. And I never picked up a bottle. I loved how austere it smelled, and a lot like icecubes with water just poured...
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    Re: Zegna Peruvian Ambrette sprays?

    Sounds like four shots is too many. Try three tomorrow. Two on Monday. And so on. You can figure it out as easily as anyone here can advise.

    I haven't smelled the stuff so your review is...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

    Guerlain Vetiver for me. What a delight! Great to break it out again.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th March, 2017

    Diptyque's Eau Trois so I smell very dry today.
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    Re: Affordable but High Quality

    There are excellent recommendations on this thread. Molinard and L'Occitane are the ones I consider very good for the money--you'll get 100mls easily for under $100. Guerlain, Caron, and Diptyque...
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    Re: Different kind of "close quarters"

    Cacio,
    Great memories, thanks. Fun going all around France with a cousin who's a great friend. I smell the bottle and I'm right back there. Don't want that delight to be lost by merely wearing...
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    Re: Different kind of "close quarters"

    One time I went traveling I wore nothing but Jean Patou's Voyageur from the morning I woke up to catch the plane until whenever I got back. Now I don't wear it anymore because I'm afraid it will...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th March, 2017

    Caron Poivree extrait here today.
  25. Re: Do you consider Guerlain Vetiver as one of the best classic men's fragrance of all-time?

    Cytherian, great picture montage. I'm lucky that I've got three of them. Also the deodorant and shower body wash to match the lower left. (Can't bring myself to use the shower wash but the...
  26. Re: Givenchy Xeryus, what are your thoughts on this one?

    I regret I only know the original. It was what you wore in the '80s to tell everyone you were an '80s man. That always made me feel like I was getting ahead of myself though.

    Great scent. A...
  27. Re: Tried Aqua di Parma Colonia for the first time today

    I'm sorry gents, I just can't agree. I've given Assoluta to an ex-girlfriend and was happy she liked it better than my Colonia. I say Colonia is hands down the better of all the house. Glad you...
  28. Re: Tried Aqua di Parma Colonia for the first time today

    AdP Colonia is wonderful. Nothing out of balance. Like a critic once said of Bizet's Carmen: no imperfect note present. Same with AdP Colonia--nothing imperfect.
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    Re: The Reviews or the Forums

    Complicated for me.

    I've always thought of whether I'd post thoughts on a scent to the reviews or to the forums, and the answer is always to the forums. There it has life, it starts a thread...
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    Re: Another Creed thread

    Certainly a question for another place. There is the Aventus sub-forum and the shopping forums. Aventus isn't a subject of this thread although you have been telling your story of it in the thread....
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    Scent adventure stories from our week off

    Hey everyone,
    We've had a week off from the usual drug of this fine forum and from my own experience I can say there are lots of thoughts I wished I could have posted during that week. I wonder...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th March, 2017

    Molinard Rose for me today.
  33. Re: Is A*Men suitable for 18 year old going clubbing?

    Nope. Gotta be 21 to go clubbing. A*Men will be perfect for the afternoon all ages show though.
  34. Thread: Chanel FOR MEN

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    Chanel FOR MEN

    Wow. Incredible. While the forum was down I rumbled through my old boxes of scents and found one from high school era: Chanel For Men. It's marked as "Cologne" and in a splash bottle but the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th March, 2017

    Molinard's Violette for me today. Forgot I even had it. Fool that I am I told David I had no idea about it before he went Molinard shopping before the forums were down. So I had to wear it.
  36. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    Grant,
    Call on me if I can be of service in any way.
    --Chris
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    Re: What Cologne Smells Best In Text?

    Whoa! Tang wins!
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    Re: I always feel cheated by summer fragrances

    I immediately thought of vetivers too, but obviously better minds beat me to it. Another good one for summer is CdG's Vetiveru.
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    Re: What Cologne Smells Best In Text?

    And come to think of it, isn't A*Men just an epic fail? I mean really, what does the asterisk mean except that there's more here than you might think? Or there's an "except for..." clause in the...
  40. Re: Aqua di Parma Colonia vs. Chanel Pour Monsieur eau de parfum

    I'm with AdP Colonia all the way. It will fail you compared to PM edp for longevity but be a different and more citrus orient scent. It lasts well for an edc, but its scent is better than the...
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    Re: What Cologne Smells Best In Text?

    Just as long as the text is French. Friends chuckle and ask sheepishly "how do you say that again?". I just say pfft, as if you could afford it.

    Then I know I smell twice as good.
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    Re: Mugler Cologne discontinued thread - update

    You're the man, Cologneist. Thanks for the check!
  43. Re: Molinard - Exceptional Quality At An Incredible Price !!!

    David,
    Thanks for the great report! I'm secretly relieved that you like Muguet because I'd feel awful if you didn't. Isn't it just plain straight on good? It tells your mind something like "this...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th February, 2017

    Patyka Fougere for me today.
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    Re: Aramis Aramis - First thoughts

    I have neglected that one. I'll have to get a bottle, as I'm sold on it. Also Cabochard by Gres is said to be in a similar vein to Aramis, but also less musky and more herbal. Seemingly more of a...
  46. Re: Digging into my samples bag for a few weeks of sample trials...

    Tspence, you plan everything! When I go on sample binges I sift through them until ones I'm suddenly interested in come to me.

    How wonderful that this hobby can bring so many samples too! I've...
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    Re: Cold California Weather Summer Scents?

    Something deeply ferny, some dark shadow fougere from under triple canopy jungle. Oh that would be rich.
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    Re: Aramis Aramis - First thoughts

    Yeah, Dave, thanks for the good post and summary.

    I've always loved the stuff, and oddly especially in hot weather. I'm going to have to pull it out soon.

    You go back and buy it though. ...
  49. Re: Do you have a go-to scent for when you're under the weather?

    I wish I had one but I've never gone that route. I sure wear something though, as that's the pleasure of one day being different from another. Come to think of it I wouldn't mind getting whiffs of...
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    Re: Cold California Weather Summer Scents?

    I'd have to think further for any other ideas, but the above listed Guerlain Vetiver would be a great choice. My first thought was for one of my favorites that barely ever gets mention here or even...
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    Poll: Re: This or that? Suggestions please.

    I'm the first vote for Diptque, because there's nothing I dislike by the house. Sadly, I don't own any of the L'Eau series to which the neroli belongs, but I've smelled them and liked them. Johnny,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th February, 2017

    I went through one of my boxes of samples and pulled out Parfums de Rosine La Rose today. Smells like Jolly Rancher does a rose. Whatever.
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    Re: Another Creed suggestions thread

    Tspenser, people just have different opinions about the fragrances they encounter. Odd that you look to protect the forum's readership from thinking negatively about a scent you love. The...
  54. Re: What niche fragrances are best for garnering compliments from the 40 to 55 age range?

    I agree, Matinijo. Couldn't agree more. I'm about done with it. I tried hard over the last few days but if this rot is going to be the modus operandi then I'm all done.
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    Re: Aventus vs Reflection Man

    There's a good discussion of the two terms at the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health site. It goes like this:

    "I am often told that a patient is nauseous, only to find...
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    Re: Aventus vs Reflection Man

    Okay, I'm going to have fun with you. They don't get "nauseous" because of scents, they get "nauseated" because of scents, if indeed that is the reason. Anyone who is "nauseous" is revolting and...
  57. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    No sweat, my man. Get some smelling done! You'll be surprised at the progress and the thinking you'll discover. Then you're on a new playing field all of a sudden. It's just like doing the work...
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    Re: Aventus vs Reflection Man

    We've given you a game plan: exploration. You've read one member's very exacting theory about olfactory fatigue. A mistake to take that as gospel. But my god man, at least use it if it will help...
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    Re: Aventus vs Reflection Man

    Go out and smell a lot of things, EngineeringStudent.

    You want to learn about scents and find the one(s) that you like. With experience smelling you'll give yourself an experienced and wise...
  60. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    ES, this is common shopping sense. Go to Nordstrom and find their scent carrying counters. They will have a tester bottle of everything they sell, almost certainly, and smell smell smell. Try ones...
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    Re: How many sprays for an EDP?

    IsoESuperman's formula is so great! I'm going to have it tattooed on one of my butt cheeks.
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    Re: Aventus vs Reflection Man

    I can't help but praise how L'Homme Blanc has done yeoman's service to the forum here. I hope a time comes when I can return the favor.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th February, 2017

    I've got some Arabian rose oil on. Wonderfully powerful.
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    Re: Creed vs Frederic Malle for crowd-pleasing

    An excellent and superior post in all ways, my friend! I owe you thanks.
  65. Thread: Carner El Born

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    Re: Carner El Born

    I know, man. You can take a joke, I'm thinkin. I went to the directory and found the scent there. You'll find three reviews of it there as well, otherwise I don't think any of the reviewers were...
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    Re: Creed vs Frederic Malle for crowd-pleasing

    And tomorrow we'll have the "Maison Francis Kurkdjian vs. Parfums de Nicolai for crowd-pleasing" thread.

    I say go out and smell things. See what you like. See what will show your taste to the...
  67. Thread: spring fragrance

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    Re: spring fragrance

    Trauerkraut's suggestion of Eau de Campagne by Sisley is a very very good one. Beyond that, for me, I am always drawn to wearing florals when the weather puts the buds in bloom. Next month I'll be...
  68. Thread: Carner El Born

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    Re: Carner El Born

    BigTom, I think you make some of these scent names up. Never heard of this. We should all make up the names of scents and ask each other about them. I bet I'd fall for the bait a few times.
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    Re: Creed vs Frederic Malle for crowd-pleasing

    Yeah, we've seen it and clearly figured out that crowd pleasing is your thing. Noted.

    You're wrong to think of it this way, though. There's no way for us to know what anyone around you likes in...
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    Re: How many sprays for an EDP?

    It's easy and not worth worrying about. Try four shots one day and see how that goes. Next day try a different number if you like and see how that goes. No big deal and no reliable formula number.
  71. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    This guy needs to go shopping. Got a hundred recommendations already.
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    Re: Guerlain for beginners

    A great project of discovery to have. If only I had it to do all over again.

    I would start as Guerlain started. Start with the early ones, Vetiver and Habit Rouge. Work through them...
  73. Re: Molinard - Exceptional Quality At An Incredible Price !!!

    I hope she still has that last bottle too! You'll find it a straight up dead on lily of the valley, but someone I know said he smelled woods as the base in it. I can't. It's a hard one to get past...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd February, 2017

    Grey Flannel here. jeez it's good. Makes me feel like a kid again. Anyone ready to go play some baseball down at the park?
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    Re: TL;DR Fragrances are weird.

    Backatcha my friend.
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    Re: Creed Bottle Problem !!

    Bad Edwin, Bad! We all have to follow the secret company policy. One more of these and you'll have to give back great grandpa-pa's hankies and I know that'll hurt.
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    Re: TL;DR Fragrances are weird.

    Oh no, Johnny, I got you and your good joke. I was just trying to prolong th the humor of my own silliness. Thought never crossed my mind that we weren't seeing the same joke.

    Hope you're well...
  78. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    I say test everything out when you've got the whim, curiosity, and money. Otherwise get a bottle of Acqua di Parma Colonia (the original) and call it a day.
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    Re: TL;DR Fragrances are weird.

    Oh silly me!
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    Re: Vintage Monsieur de Givenchy?

    My first time seeing it too, Hednic. Beautiful. You use that bottle and you know you've gone beyond being a man and into being a Monsieur for sure. Beautiful.
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    Re: TL;DR Fragrances are weird.

    TL;DR = Till Later, Dear Redhead?
  82. Re: Molinard - Exceptional Quality At An Incredible Price !!!

    David, I couldn't agree more. Try to get Muguet especially--it is fantastic. All my friends love it when I show it off.

    I've been into Rafale and Madrigal lately which are herbal delights that...
  83. Re: What Are The Best Crowd-Pleasing Niche Scents For A University Student?

    Hmm. Would this be worn with white shirts or striped shirts?
  84. Platinum Egoiste at about 24 years after release.

    This came out in 1993 according to the BN directory. My bottle is probably between 15 and 20 years old. I bought it because I wanted the new thing from an old house of such standing that I was...
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    Re: Creed Bottle Problem !!

    I think you're grabbing for straws with the vanity that yours is not a cowardly thread. You've now got six posts here. Great. We're here to serve you because you're paranoid about using your new...
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    Re: Tarragon, bad note?

    Odious, you might also check the supermarket next chance for some fresh tarragon, take it home, chop and smell. See if repulsive.
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    Re: Creed Bottle Problem !!

    No. You've asked your question and it has been answered. Do you think we're responsible or that we do the pouring? You wrote the company--a thoughtful and responsible thing to do--and you heard...
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    Re: Best way to remove fragrances?

    The only solution is a sponge bath with lighter fluid. Don't light it until you're sure your pubes are wet to saturation.
  89. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    Way back in the day everybody must have bought just because of the bottles. What else would explain those glass locomotives, antique cars, and boots that held Avon products?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st February, 2017

    Chanel Platinum Egoiste today.

    Finally found my bottle. I felt like smelling like long time ago.
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    Re: Boozy Leather or Tobacco

    Boozy leather is Le Dandy by Parfums d'Orsay.

    Also, BigTom, there have been a lot of tobacco seeking threads lately and a search for them and for any leather threads will probably give you plenty...
  92. Re: Could Basenotes Add Sterling Soaps Aftershaves to the list of Fragrances for Wardrobes?

    Here's the forum for request threads like this one: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/43-Tech-Questions-Bug-Feature-Requests-Basenotes-related-talk
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th February, 2017

    Molinari Verviene edc here.
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    Re: Your Swiss Army knife niche (besides Aventus).

    Diptyque Opone or Diptyque Eau de Lierre for me.
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    Re: What should I try at the airport tomorrow?

    Try everything you can. Follow curiosity, brand recognition, and whim. Get as much self-education priming in as you can.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th February, 2017

    It was Lorenzo Viloresi's Patchouli for me today.
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    Re: Should i remove my fragrances from my fridge?

    This thread is filled with poppycock, I tell you! Just don't bring them out of the fridge, man, I tell you man-to-man.

    They're lost. Look on the bright side though--now you can replace them with...
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    Re: Just bought Himalaya

    It's great to get a new one and one that is a thrill isn't it? Great to imagine yourself in the weeks/months ahead forging forward in life with this new scent to clear your path, so great choice and...
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    Re: Should i remove my fragrances from my fridge?

    Heavens, man, what ever you do, don't take them out of the fridge! The mere heat of your hands as you move the bottles is sure to cause the walls of you residence to collapse. My god, if you put...
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    Re: I need something new

    If Guerlain is available where you are try out Guerlain's Vetiver. A summertime favorite for me.
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