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    Starting off the day with Guerlain Insolence. Doesn’t get much more purple than that.
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    and then on to Princesse D’Albret this evening
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Giving my husband a surprise bottle of Derviche for his birthday today along with samples of Jasmin Antique and Ishtar. Hope he shares!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Gee, I thought this would get more action being April Fool’s Day. Was hoping there would be some snipe hunting going on and I would be called out.

    So here is the skinny on this perfume from a...
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    Princesse D’Albret
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks NCal!

    Here’s something very special for my SOTD that I’ve been saving for today :wink:

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTD-
    Mitsouko PDT
    Enveloping vortex of spice and moss
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Avon Mesmerize bottle looks like a blue Polo bottle
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Wow! Waaaay out of my league.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I haven’t, but I remember the Chanel thread from last year where you posted notes. It is a rare one.



    Sounds good. These old Lentherics have all seemed mostly very nice to me. Wondering about...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTD
    Diorella EDT
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks,



    Wow, do not see that one much!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    As they say - it’s five o’clock somewhere :thumbsup:

    I’m going with circa 1960 Chanel no. 5 Extrait for AM,

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    and vintage Estée Lauder White Linen for PM.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I haven’t but I’ve read about it and think most preferred parfum to the EDT.
    On first wearing I’m enjoying the EDT and the dry down is especially nice.
    There’s going to be a parfum mini in my...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Must de Cartier
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    Been working on this ever since grayspoole’s sample from the sync
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    Re: Centauri Perfumes

    Got my sample of Proxima and tried it last night.
    Very grapefruit followed by a berry puff pastry, more berry...
    I was surprised by this after having tried Dendera and Gaea. Was hoping for...
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    Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    If someone is smelling good I will compliment them and ask what they are wearing.
    If I don’t speak up then people think I’m acting weird when I am sniffing around them.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sote
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Sheesh! Wish my pantry was this well stocked.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Quelques Fleurs EDT, Houbigant
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    And was it so for you as well?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Please do describe your process especially the application of the screwdriver either here or in a PM. I don’t collect bottles for the glass so this is useless unless I get it open. Would be...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I’m looking forward to samples of Ishtar and Jasmin Antique I’ve got coming soon.
    Kind of awed at Manny’s multi-tasking life abilities.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Following you today with Habit Rouge EDC -
    From my sample. Perhaps from the same bottle.
    Maybe I’ll do the EDT later and see if my preference for the EDC still holds.
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    Well if I ever get it open you’ll get a sample.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I have a bottle like this but haven’t done studied wearing.
    There is a great Coty Thread - Think you might post your Coty’s and smelling notes there?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Diorissimo EDT, for Friday sync
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    Well that sounds very good!




    I have never tried a Cherry Blossom scent but your post encouraged me to try again with a bottle I have. Nightingale sounds lovely in the way it evokes memories...
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    I’m wearing Diorissimo as planned and smelling like a fresh Spring day in the flower garden.

    The bottle below is what I wanted to have a first wear of for today’s evening sync but for weeks it has...
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    Re: I’m having an existential crisis

    I've started using the $$ filter on eBay to find little perfume joys for between $0 and $15. The filter keeps anything $$$$$! from my eyes that could tempt me, and the occasional mini makes me happy...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    PStoller that is a lovely haul!
    Nice Coty’s, and interested in how you like the L’Heure Bleue.
    Hope you do as SOTD with the Fougere Royale when you get it. Beautiful bottle.
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    Definitely Diorissimo for me. First wearing of the year and it is very much spring for me.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Did I hear correctly from HouseOfPhlegethon that it is grayspoole’s birthday?

    Happy Birthday grayspoole!
    My SOTD marks the occasion -
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    Re: The bath oils of yesteryear

    Forgot to comment on this, but Wow!
    That's just a whole lot of good stuff.

    How do you think development on skin differs between these oils and their respective alcohol based formulas?
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    Re: The bath oils of yesteryear

    You're probably right about just using it as a perfume oil rather than the bath. This stuff will last forever in that case.



    They sell it here at Bulk Apothecary-...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I’m trying out a his/hers AMPM wear with a cute set of Boucheron EDPs
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    Re: The bath oils of yesteryear

    All the green oils look good to me. I got this Casaque oil and it smells as green as it looks. Green and floral and very potent - just the tiniest drop carries. I’m concerned about using bath oils...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Albert Nippon parfum
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    While many are scrambling for toilet paper and boxed milk, I am buying perfume.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    This came in the mail today and cheered me up.
    Unfortunately it had a little leak in shipping because the label was damp and got fogged, but the box smells nice.
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    Also got this mini of...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Tigress Cologne
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    Been thinking about ClockworkAlice's poignant story and trying to come up with something that is a deep link to Siberia.
    Not finding a nice birch tar or Russian leather, I'm syncing today with -...
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    :dankk2:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE
    Je Reviens EDC
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I like both the EDP and the parfum (early releases). I do agree the sandalwood just gets better as concentration increases. Think I’d like to try some EDT at some point to see what that is about...
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    Oh, these Neil Morris scents sound good...intricate, well-crafted, and substantial.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Balenciaga Cialenga
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE
    Samsara EDP
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Me too.
    A state of mind ripe for random purchases and EBay fugues.
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    I don’t have any Neil Morris so won’t be syncing, but I’m looking forward to hearing about his fragrances from other syncers that do so.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    O de Lancôme
    Splashed my bottle and smudged my label though :(
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    What a fun idea for sync! I've been trying to decide what to wear all week - so many possibilities.

    I'm jealous of all your personal perfume history stories since I didn't get a lot of perfume...
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    Coty Chypre Parfum :thumbup:
    That's a nice little bottle of some historically notable juice.
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    That’s a fabulous set!
    Hope you enjoy the powder and don’t have many more days of the infection to get through.
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    You’re in the home stretch!

    Hope you share any enlightenments after having spent so much time with Fahrenheit.
    Wondering what your SOTD will be on March 1st.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I do have it. Some of us discussed it during a recent sample sync here - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/472725-Vintage-Sample-Swap-and-Synchronization-II/page3?p=4820159&viewfull=1#post4820159...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    So I wonder how that EDT compares to this parfum -
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTD
    Coty Imprevu Parfum with a layer of PDT
    Getting some woody mileage
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    SOTD Anais Anais
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    And I bet she smells lovely in it!



    It is definitely old style.
    Here’s a pic from a French ad. My label has more info on it - harkening back to the Earlier released Ecusson that was generally...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE - Princesse D’Albret
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Wow! Congratulations on your collection - a labor of love.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yes, and now I am donning 1 of my 10 (yes, 10) pairs of flannel pajamas and have carefully chosen the baby blue and cream plaid ones, and not the red ones with the little black terriers or the purple...
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    Love reading these interesting parings! This is making me think my wardrobe has gotten boring, while my fragrance wardrobe has blossomed. Need to work on that disparity!

    The talk of leather on...
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    Tigress - Yes!
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    Re: Fahrenheit February!

    Go Team Go!
    I love this single fragrance wearing.
    I don't own Fahrenheit - Just here to cheer others on :thumbup:
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks for posting those pics. Sorry about the loss of your vintage bottles :(
    The Lauren bottles seem to have a different treatment than the Polo did - info on the sticker not the bottle.


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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks for the note about the splash.
    I found an unbox Spray 4 oz bottle of Warner Lauren and it had a big gold sticker on the bottom but it was turned very bad so I got a refund. Here are some...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    So lovely. Thanks!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lauren was my scent in the late 70’s early 80’s. I definitely smell the difference between my cologne and EDT. I have a Cosmair splash cologne and also a Cosmair EDT spray. This is confusing to me...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Coty L’Origan parfum and EDT
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    There are fragrances in my collection that I very often trot out at night - like an olfactory nightcap and dream prep.
    Think I will do my sync in the evening and pair my fragrance with pajamas. In...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE-
    Lots of vintage Miss Dior EDC
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    Congrats Clockwork Alice!
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    Was very excited today to pop open a new vintage. Desperately tried to open a vintage bottle of Cherry Blossom for the sync but just could not budge the stopper with the usual tricks.

    This...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I’ve been offline for a bit and now see there’s been a flurry of activity here. Great wrap up thoughts and revisitations. There are many samples I’ll be spending more time with. Loved so many and...
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    I fear this may be true!

    And yet, fragrance has oftentimes been just the mental boost I needed. Not a small thing in life.
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Oh that’s too bad. You mean the Miss Dior isn’t overcoming my Saturday morning pilled bathrobe and uncombed hair aesthetic?
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    Re: What makes a perfume “sexy”?

    Creamy sandalwood, a touch of musk and vanilla in the late drydown -
    That is like sweet skin.

    Darker woods and patchouli make me want to curl up against someone.

    Of course a little animalic...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTD -
    Cinnabar
    Ahh...the late 70’s :)
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Grayspoole, thanks for your analysis and genealogy of tuberose you’ve laid out.

    I definitely see the White Shoulders Tuberose and Fidji floral links - actually wore White Shoulders the day after...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Sunday Blues - Needed the respite of a forest cottage, old woods, a hint of squelched fire.
    Sinking down, enveloped in soft greens and browns. Go away summer. Very quiet here.

    SOTD- Spirit...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Interesting- I was just researching possible Aqua Allegoria picks. I got a mini of Mandarine Basilic thrown into a package and thought it would make a nice summer thing - after a day of yard work...
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    I love that thing you did wearing Habanita for a whole week.
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    It is so hard to decide, but I’m going to pick White Shoulders - a vintage bottle from late mother’s collection.
    We celebrate her birthday today as we do every year by baking her recipe of oatmeal...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Time to wash and head over to the vintage Friday sync thread!
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    Haha! I was writing while you were posting. I tried to give everyone a heads up without prejudicing the sample. I don’t know why there was competitive fragrance wearing in the 1990s but...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    This week will be easy for me to rate.

    Chloe and Chloe Narcisse are two in my collection that I haven't spent meaningful testing time with so I'm glad we included them in the sync.
    Chloe...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I’m imagining that burning Chesterfield and loving it.

    Definitely people have different frames of reference for specific attributes, but there have certainly been some vintage feminine fragrances...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Sample 26 of 26!
    Chloe Narcisse 1992
    Here is our splash bottle.
    TIP - You’ll want to apply with restraint.

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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Well - I just lost my post, so will abbreviate here.

    I think I will need a couple more wears of Chloe because it seems that my testing experience was pretty different from Bavard, LiveJazz, and...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Don’t mind my multiple posts - Just coming back to put up the 25th of our 26 samples.

    This is our vintage 1/2 ouncer


    enter Chloe
    ”A woman does not put on my
    fragrance. She enters it.”...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Well stated - the shift felt just like that. Quite the rollercoaster these last two weeks. Nice that there are so many decades to appreciate.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I wore Insolence today. Certainly a switch from where we have been, but I was looking through Guerlain reviews and wanted to try something less vintage so I had asked grayspoole for a sample after...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi -

    I've only done a little taste of this twice - when I got my first spilled sample, and again when splitting samples for the thread so I don't know if this is smelling...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Salute!
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Gravity - I could see how that would weigh you down.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I’m still working on some fragrances in our last group that I want to do justice to, but putting this up per our schedule-

    Our 23rd sample of 26 is Caron Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi
    Full...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Caron Fleurs de Rocaille
    I wish there was a script font
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