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    Re: What's new with you since we went off line?

    wow, lots on my end...

    finally got the lasik i was scheduled for 4 years ago (had to cancel from an ICU after being run over on the freeway in a mc accident...). pretty awesome. lucky to have a...
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    Re: Scent copying: what are the legal restrictions?

    the fragrance companies (like IFF) often patent molecules, but these are single notes; a typical frag will have many tens of different fragrance molecules in it.

    other than that (a single...
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    Re: What is the most long-lasting scent ?

    i'd say the smell of death ("ooooo that smell....") is the longest lasting, not sure its legal to import though
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    Re: Best ways to clean atomozers

    however, it might be worth experimenting...
    i'd let them soak in everclear, making sure to spray the EC through the atomizer a few squirts every hour.

    let me know how it works! :)
  5. Re: so this is kinda embarrassing... (l'artisan content)

    well, not everyone. but enough to be notable.

    you can have my bottle for free. just pay the $100 shiping and handling ;)
  6. so this is kinda embarrassing... (l'artisan content)

    of course it would be funny, if it hadn't cost me $100...

    some months ago, i did a swap with a fellow BN-er. As part of the swap he gave me about 4.5 ml's of an unmarked scent, that I could have...
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    Re: STOD Sunday May 20

    fou d'absinthe
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    Re: Best Cedarwood frag?

    CdG Sequoia (from Series 2 Red)
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    Re: The opposite of "Pick only 5"

    i couldn't do it. reason: i dislike the vast majority of frags. the bulk of my fragrance thinking is spent not on lusting after new ones, but on trying to slim the existing wardrobe. i'm much...
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    Re: Frags that do not smell like it?

    i'd still recommend CdG Odeur 53. increasingly hard to find anyplace that stocks it though.
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    Re: Frederick Malle hates mixing perfume

    i don' tthink the analogy of sampling the beatles for a new musical piece is a good analogy; listening to hendrix at the same time you are listening to the beatles might be a better analogy (and...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 May

    Malle Bigarade Concentree
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    Re: Calling Cartier Must Experts!

    hey kids - what about the extrait bottle in the leather fitted case? can't call this thread complete without pics of that ;)

    I'm not proud to admit that i stole a bottle of this from the...
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    wine and frags in same cooler?

    Contemplating the purchase of a wine cooler to keep my wine in, but also want one for my frags. Does anyone keep their frags in hteir wine cooler, adn if so, have you ever noticed any perfuminess in...
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    who has tried Malin + Goetz?

    especially curious about the Rum Tonic.
    thanks!
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    anyone in USA order from Malle's Paris shop?

    Contemplating an order from editionsdeparfums.com, F. Malle's Paris shop, shipping to California. Wondering if I'd get stuck paying duties. Anyone know?
    The total order is about $350USD...

    The...
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    Re: Your biggest U turn fragrance

    so far, secret melange (MPG). didn't hate it, was just kind of not sure about it. a few wearings, and now i love it.
  18. Re: Romance? Unforgiveable? French Lover? Revolting!

    pretty sure the french lover is kinda tongue-in-cheek...
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    Re: what would Keith Richards wear?

    I say Opium only because I don't know of a scent called Heroin :D
    Maybe YSL can come out with a sequel called Opiate, instead of the next incarnation of Opium Bleu Fraiche Sport or whatever....
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 7 May

    navegar
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    Re: what would Keith Richards wear?

    frank gave all his kids weird names (besdies Moon Unit, Dweezil and Ahmet), and they all kept them.

    moon was his eldest daughter and achieved a hit in the the early 80s with the song Valley...
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    Re: Men: Do you pluck your eyebrows... and if so, WHY?

    before my wedding i had em cleaned up (waxed). however, this wasn't really a "shaping"
    exercise that would look draggy, rather just a grooming thing. got rid of the strays on the bridge of my...
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    Re: What's the best aquatic fragrance?

    how does navegar qualify as an aquatic? (and please, no appeal to authority, just an explanation please). To my nose, it shares nothing at all with what I think of as an aquatic. It's lime,...
  24. Re: If you had to choose a perfume for your woman...

    well, the phrase 'signature scent' is the killer in this exercise. my wife is very fair-skinned and...fair-smelling :D so i'd like something light, that wouldn't overwhelm, maybe white floral and...
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    Re: want mens opinion

    hmmm... haven't smelled it on a woman. i do know i couldn't tolerate it long on myself. i'd think it would depend on the wearer's chemistry and strength of application. Might fall into the...
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    Re: New Malle... for men!!

    i don't want another malle scent -- i'll probably have to have it and they are too expensive :( -- i already have 2 malle's in line as my next purchases.

    (does sound good though, the new one. and...
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    Re: A perfume that smells fresh, manley and young?

    pragmatically, this just doesn't work, and is very limiting besides. wear what smells good to you. period.
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    Re: costes vs. cdg white

    Scentemental, thanks. I wrote the above post right after I had sprayed Costes on left arm and White on the other. Now that they have dried down a bit, I see what you're saying with the the Costes...
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    costes vs. cdg white

    does anyone else own both? i find they are VERY similar. i could almost justify selling one, though i'm not sure which it would be. Image a color picker on a graphics app: these two frags are the...
  30. Thread: should I?

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    should I?

    Well, it's been an indulgent few weeks. I received bottles of MPG Secret Melange and Le Jeune Homme from scentemental, just a couple of weeks after getting CdG 2 Man and Chergui from him as well. ...
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    Re: Best Lilac / Buddelia Perfume?

    I'm certainly no expert on lilac, but I am an expert on what I think smells wonderful :D
    and i'm about to pop for the 100ml bottle of En Passant at full retail. And lots of people mention the...
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    Re: Battle of the Scents, Round 1

    what he said. seriously. it's on my list of things to buy for the summer. so if you decide to sell it (and if Nicolas V doesn't buy it) please drop me a line.
  33. Re: What's the ONE women's fragrance that drives you men crazy? And why?

    for me, something with some amber. and lightly applied. something that reminds of the beach gets me too. i have a feeling that kingdom might work some magic on me as well, but i haven't smelled it.
  34. Thread: Bois 1920 ?

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    Re: Bois 1920 ?

    love the babbelfish-style style translation :)
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    Re: Your 'Big Five' Scents

    disclaimer: i can't pick just one for each category.

    1.) Summer or 'Casual (Pick One)'.
    this is toughest. En Passant; CdG 3; Bigarade Concentree; le Jeunne Homme

    2.) Winter or 'Formal' (Pick...
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    Re: What scents smell like talcum powder?

    the only sensible answer to this question so far.
    maybe we should ponder "which scent smells most like aftershave?".
    dig?
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    Re: What brands are you surprised don't have frags?

    considering LV owns half the fragrance industry anyway, i'm not sure it's that pressing a concern for them...
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    Re: What is your spraying method?

    i start by spraying back of left wrist, then (for an average/strong scent) rubbing that with back of right wrist. If it's a lighter frag, then back of left wrist gets rubbed on right wrist, back of...
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    valerian in Piper Nigrum?

    does anyone get a whiff of valerian in piper nigrum?
    (or is it just me? :o )
  40. Re: Is there a way to bypass colored text and huge fonts in other people's posts?

    linnea, if you use Firefox, there's an extension called Stylish which lets you make custom styles for any website. it requires some digging into a given site's code, but if you weren't up to it i...
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    Re: UK perfumers: Sources for Perfumers Alcohol??

    is there a preference for using TBA instead of EtOH (Ethanol/grain alcohol)? Or is the UK like the USA in terms of the (extensive) restrictions it puts on EtOH? Actually, in the US, in some...
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    Re: Schick Titanium - The Best

    1. just to be clear, i'm not talking straight razors (which give an even better shave than DE safety razors in experienced hands); there's a learning curve
    with DE, but nothing close to that of a...
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    might seem strange, but i'll go with MPG secret melange, and LV Garofano.

    and while metrosexual might be the evolved dandy, i would not conflate the two, nor the fragrances that come to mind for...
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    Re: Schick Titanium - The Best

    i'm with trombone guy. '64 gillette red-tip superspeed and feather blades. damn if there isn't a learning curve though... (and don't go fouling it up with goop from a can, either -- gotta go...
  45. Re: What fragrance in your collection that you must have at all times?

    Idole for sure.
    others perhaps.
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    Re: need advice: Diptyque

    Tam Dao is my #1 Diptyque. I was a little underwhelmed by Virgilio and L'Ombre dans l'Eau, and even Philosykos. Tam Dao, however, is heaven scent (Oh! bad pun...)
    . I've even worn it to bed a...
  47. Re: What is/are your favorite citrus fragrances for the summer?

    malle's bigarade concentree is great - a bit dirtier than what many people would call a "summer" scent. like i'm not dirty enough already :p

    I'll also second the MPG Pour le Jeune Homme (a bottle...
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    Re: Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

    I didn't realize that Barney's has no samples. That definitely has an influence on where I will purchase my bottles. It makes the E20 shipping charge more bearable if i can get a few samples thrown...
  49. Re: Are you a Full Bottle Queen or a Sample/Decant Princess?

    I've been doing primarilly decants, but am now shifting over to bottles, especially of the ones that I've discovered through decants. However, if you look at my swap list you'll see that had I...
  50. Re: You know what they say about guys with big bottles...

    do some research with an atomizer mechanism supplier. the mechanisms are sold with a reference to amount of product per spray, which does not necessarily bear a relation to their physical size...
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    Re: Will I like 'The Dreamer'?

    well....
    i have a decant of the dreamer that i can't swap away fast enough,
    yet,
    i just bought a bottle of le dandy.

    which might just mean that they do have similarities, but where they DON'T...
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    Re: What will be your number one come summer time?

    En Passant
    CdG 3, O 71
    Gendarme
    Eau d'Hadrien
    Orange Tonic
    Somthing instead of philosykos (less green, more milky)
    Navegar? Dzongka? Fou d'Absinthe? Costes? AdP? Eau de Sud?
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    Re: Non-chemical perfumes

    Gendarme was created to be highly unsensitizing and non-alergenic.
  54. Thread: Your Top 15!

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    Re: Your Top 15!

    this is a tough one. top 20 would be pretty easy, but i did have to exclude about 5 that i'd have liked to include.

    Idole de Lubin
    Odeur 53
    Cuiron Pour Homme
    L'Antimatière
    Fou d'Absinthe ...
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    Re: What does David Letterman wear?

    6' 2" is little? maybe you hail from one of those nordic lands of giants, but i wouldn't call him little, though he's a few inches shorter than Conan O'Brien, so not the biggest late nighter.

    BTW...
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    Re: Creed MI and Paco XS

    IIRC, the usual MI comparison is to Unforgivable, no? (or is that SMW?)
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    Re: casual + dark, ala black t-shirts w/ jeans

    jeans and black t-shirt is my uniform. i tend to wear what i want, when i want, not so into "formal" versus "casual" distinctions usually.

    i think CdG Odeur 53 is my perfect scent, especially...
  58. Re: Where was the most unexpected place where you were given a compilment on your col

    a funeral.
    SL encense et lavande.
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    Re: Aramis,which one is the best?

    does anyone remember one called Aramis 500 herbal ? ca. 1978 or so?
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    Re: Clinique Tailoring For Men

    i would buy tailoring in a minute in the original formulation. this was one of my first cologne purchases (must have been high school). the closest frag i've come across to it is eau sauvage, but...
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    Re: Does anyone spray their bedsheets w/ frags?

    i've gotten into aromatherapy and "the oils" over the past year, and i usually make up a few atomizers that my wife keeps by the bed. They are usually built on lavendar and nerolli, sometimes with...
  62. Re: are there any dangerous to our skin ingredients of perfumes?

    think about all the synthetic ingredients in perfumes (even expensive niche perfumes). thousands of compounds, most of which aren't regulated by the FDA (to my knowledge). do the math. even some...
  63. Re: The MOST dark...gothic scents...

    interesting - i have to disagree about paestum rose. i like it because it's LESS gothic than the usual suspects (VdR, #88). Nor is there patchouli listed in the pyramid, nor do i detect it in the...
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    Re: The "Real" Vetivers...need some help

    to riff on scentemental's point, if you *are* interested in obtaining vetiver EO, I wouldn't just get something that's labelled "vetiver" from the health food store. rather, seek out a EO vendor who...
  65. Thread: Strictly wood

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    Re: Strictly wood

    i was going to second chene, but looks like i have to 3rd it. I happen to have it on today. wood it is.

    i only have a decant, but PM me your address and i can send you at least enough for a few...
  66. Thread: Is it basil?

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    Re: Is it basil?

    Acqua di Parma has a nice basil scent that i have a vial of. i forget the name, but i'm sure "basilico" is part of it. I think it's part of the blu mediteranneo series....
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    Caron Tabac Noir - ???

    Does Tabac Noir actually exist? Anyone care to describe it?

    I have a sample of tabac blonde and can only imagine that TN would be even more appealing. But searching this forum revealed nearly...
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    Re: Can I Love L'Artisan?

    L'artisan gets slammed for poor longevity, but the ones i have last all day on me - go figure.
  69. Re: At this snapshot of time...Which 1 scent defines you the best?

    Idole de Lubin
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    Re: Please Rate Pepe's Collection!

    ?

    I find them to be very much on the same side of the rose spectrum, arm in arm, even. VdR: Rose and Patchouli. 88: Rose and patchouli and incense. I can't abide either of them (though 88...
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    Re: Can we talk about....your favourite fragance

    very tough to decide, but i think i must go with Idole de Lubin. hits all the right notes for me.
  72. Re: Hey what to do you think about Must de Cartier womens version..on a man?

    i wore the parfum often in high school/college, and thought it worked really well as a masculine scent. It has a richness that i don't recall most marketed-as-masculine scents of the time having. i...
  73. Re: Superb fragrances: love 'em but can't wear 'em...

    jean pascal - jean pascal

    i really like it, especially the dry down, but was wearing it yesterday, and for some reason, it's just a little too...distracting? at least for the first few hours. ...
  74. Thread: Rose With a Kick

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    Re: Rose With a Kick

    has anyone tried Paestum Rose, by La Sireneuse/Eau d'italie? I liked it quite a bit, but have not enough experience with other rose scents to compare (except to say i like it much better than VdR...
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    Re: New. Cerruti Pour Homme

    lame lame lame. "cerruti PH" should be reserved for the real thang, that glorious golden juice in the "bubble" bottle. a wonderfull, timeless scent that i still enjoy (and have a few ounces of,...
  76. Re: Does your taste in wine reflect your taste in perfume?

    in the sense that i like both to be off-the-beaten-path, definitely. i'm probably one of the few northern california wine enthusiasts that really could care less about most california wines,...
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    Re: Monday 12 February, 2007 SSD: DIOR HOMME

    i wore it, just don't have much to say about it. i sprayed form a decant. it smells diffrerent than what i remember form teh Dior spray sampler that i also have, i couldn't find the cocoa in the...
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    Re: have you reached the end of your search?

    ditto. i would add though, that the lesser frags start getting easier and easier to get rid of. but my nostrils will always be open to new scents that suit me.
  79. Re: whats is organic essential oils ? it is different from just essential oils ?

    naturesgift.com is a very good resource for high quality EOs.

    re: organic EO: consider citrus EOs, which are pressed from the skin. If non-organic fruit is used, then the skin has probably been...
  80. Re: Retiring in 3 days... What to wear the last day?

    geez does it have to fall on my shouders again?...

    KOUROS!!! Drench yourself!!!

    :)

    or....
    one of your 5-star frags that for some reason you never seem to wear, if any. somehow, the...
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    Re: cologne to get the -young- ladies?

    well, IIRC, the -young- ladies always liked luv's baby soft and bonnie bell scents. might start there.
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    Re: frags for the nontraditional new guy?

    tinfoiled,
    your description reminds me a lot of myself, so you'd probably find a lot of stuff in my wardrobe that would suit you.

    i'm a huge fan of CdG, but not all of their series - I tend to...
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    Re: new releases that you liked?

    just did a squirt of Sireneuse d'Italie Paestum Rose at a store today, and it is my new favorite rose scent of all time. so gotta add it to the list as it's a fairly recent release...
  84. Poll: Re: Basenotes Convention

    b-b-but....no SF on the poll?! dood!
  85. Re: A suggestion about "What would Person X wear" threads

    well.... if you gotta ask, you can't afford it. er, um...if you don't know who the person is, a short bio isn't going to give you enough insight to play this game the way it deserves to be played....
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    Re: What fragrance would Haruki Murakami wear?

    probably stuff that hasn't been invented yet. my bet: should CdG release a "spirit" series, HM will be all over it. or should i say it would be all over him...

    maybe l'antimatiere until then. ...
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    Re: Azzaro Visit = CdG Kyoto ?

    not sure about visit, but definitely a resemblance btwn kyoto and SMN eva
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    Re: new releases that you liked?

    parfumerie generale Aomassai
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    Re: The Most "Serge-like" non-Lutens...

    hmmm....maybe PG Aomassi? starts off as a butterscotch factory, turns into vanillic, ambery woods, has resins peaking in now and then to say hi. not subtle, but nice and smooth.

    i'd disagree...
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    Re: Unscented after shave balm

    depends what you mean by "unscented"....
    often, products will have botanicals added for soothing/healing, which do have a scent, but they aren't added to specifically fragrance the product.
    ...
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    Re: Profumum's Fumidus: a question

    yes, fumidus lasts IMO, but nearly everything lasts on me it seems... I'd put it at middle of the pack or better
    i still have a mostly-full sample vial if you want it, just PM me.
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    Re: Bumping of threads on the sell/swap boards

    people! we're talking about a forum of obsessives. do you really think your bottle of original formula macasser or bell jar of FT is going to go unsold because it ends up on page two at the end of...
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    Re: Profumum's Fumidus: a question

    interestingly, it turned a friend who didn't wear frags into one who does. he now has a decant of fumidus and one of tea for two.

    fumidus is a real grower -- extremely nonlinear, and one that...
  94. Re: A Mugler Cologne story: A computer mistake for the BETTER?

    hmmmm.... do they sell the Parfum movie coffret? i'd pay $35 for that ;)
  95. Thread: decanting

    by baald
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    Re: decanting

    pilotvials.com - great prices and selection
  96. Thread: Chene

    by baald
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    Re: Chene

    i have a decant of it. have worn it once. i definitely respect it, though need to wear it more before i know if i like it or not. its really only the first half of the wearing that i have any...
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    Re: Going to look for a job

    hello.
    umm....what's the question???
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    Re: The Dreamer - what a masterpiece!

    wearing it for the first time today, and afraid i can't share everone's enthusiasm. will give it a few more wearings of course, but so far, i think centaure is in a similar vein, and i like it...
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    Re: Talcuum powder - any use?

    i have fond memories of Deer Kist (sp?) talcum powder. I believe it is still made, though not in the metal tin i remember from the early 70s (my wee tot days). I remember it having a light and...
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    Re: Taxes time. My wishlist shall get shorter :)

    mmmmmm....
    the big bottle of odeur 53 (and maybe 71 as well).
    decants of chergui and aomassai are en route, but bottles will be on the list in short order i think.
    bottle of MPG parfum d'habit,...
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