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    Re: Bitterness In Fragrances

    bitter note=absinthe. I'm not really a fan of anything absinthe scented, but I think the idea is kind of cool.

    I like some of the perfumes that have been recently released with coffee notes,...
  2. Re: Perfumes that men love on women: Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb?

    Rulopbo, the Britney Spears one is probably Circus Fantasy. Either that, or Midnight Fantasy or maybe Rocker Femme Fantasy. I really love Midnight Fantasy and Rocker Fantasy. :) They smell great!...
  3. Re: Perfumes that men love on women: Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb?

    Oh, now I feel bad for some things I said about a couple of those! XD I think I liked Crystal Noir though. I like Yellow Diamond too.
  4. Re: Perfumes that men love on women: Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb?

    I love Coco by Chanel! Coco Mademoiselle is nice too, but I love the original.
  5. Perfumes that men love on women: Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb?

    Hi guys. :) I just read something that someone posted on facebook that sort of implied (among many other things) that one of the perfumes that men love to smell the most (on women) is "Flowerbomb"...
  6. Re: Evolution vs Perfume... Are we smelling better or worst with our perfumes?

    Also, Pluran, you really majorly contradict yourself, you know! You say that wearing perfume "isn't about sex", but then, in the next breath you say, "the best thing in the world is the smell of a...
  7. Re: Evolution vs Perfume... Are we smelling better or worst with our perfumes?

    Pluran, I'm not trying to rain on your parade or anything, but, although I mostly agree that wearing perfume shouldn't be about "the shallowness of seeking compliments", I still think it really helps...
  8. Re: Evolution vs Perfume... Are we smelling better or worst with our perfumes?

    Rulopbo, your question is interesting. :) From a purely logical point of view, I think what you're saying should make sense. The idea that we should like a chemically manufactured artificial scent...
  9. Re: "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    Yes, I've actually come across a lot of examples of people perceiving things in all kinds of weird and wonderful ways! XD
    I have many personal examples that are better than talking about perfume,...
  10. Re: "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    Oh, that's interesting. :) Honestly, I'm not Mexican (or even Latin American at all) so I honestly didn't even know that. I know about the chocolate-chili pepper combination, and that's it. I don't...
  11. Re: Babbs "5 Fragrance Myths" video discussion.

    I've actually seen a few reviewers,both here and on Fragrantica, claim that linear fragrances "suck." It always annoys me, because to me, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a linear fragrance!...
  12. Re: "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    The chocolate note in "Black Orchid", to my nose, actually smells like (at least) 75 percent dark chocolate, or almost like the pure cacao. It doesn't seem "milk chocolate" or candy-like. Probably...
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    Re: Longest lasting cheapies.

    Actually, there was someone who posted in the female fragrance section who also gave a pretty good list that I agree with. I'm not sure what the longevity on all of these will be like for you, but...
  14. Re: "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    Actually, Superfluous Pastry (lol I love your name XD) I agree with you (at least partly) I also think that "Black Orchid" would smell great as a scent in a store, like a lingerie store for example....
  15. Re: Babbs "5 Fragrance Myths" video discussion.

    That was really amusing! XD Who is this guy, and why is he an expert on perfume? I'm not trying to be rude, I'm actually just wondering what his actual credentials are? Is he (or has he been) a...
  16. Re: "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    I also found it interesting that you say that "Allure" by Chanel (Or "Allure Sensuelle") was kind of what "Black Orchid" was based on. I actually really love "Allure" as well, but I noticed that Luca...
  17. Re: "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    I find it interesting that you say that, Scarce. On myself (and to my nose) "Black Orchid" is actually pretty linear. I've been wearing it for hours, and I find the dry down and skin scent aren't...
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    Re: Cleaning decant bottles?

    Good to know, Tmoran. :) Thank you for your answer. :)
    It makes sense to me that the actual atomizer would be the hardest thing to neutralize. :)
  19. Re: "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    I am actually sort of confused about the actual release date of "Black Orchid" because on Sephora's website they say it's a "new release", but elsewhere I have seen "2006" as the actual release date,...
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    Re: Cleaning decant bottles?

    I know this sounds ridiculous, but has anyone ever tried using tomato juice? I'm actually only half joking! They say that tomato juice is recommended to remove the smell of skunk if you ever get...
  21. "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford is one of the best perfumes ever! It's not in A-Z Guide? Why??

    So, I got a sample of "Black Orchid" EDP by Tom Ford from Sephora, and I finally tried it on today! Oh my God, is it ever one of the most divine smelling perfumes ever! I love it! I think if I ever...
  22. Re: Should decants/samples be stored in zip lock bags?

    If the little spray vials (like, the 3 and 5 ml. ones for example) evaporate, then wouldn't perfume in the actual bottles evaporate over time too? Or, are those sealed better and more air tight?
    ...
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    Re: Longest lasting cheapies.

    As I keep saying I love a lot of the fragrance line from Yves Rocher as well. Almost all of their fragrances have amazing sillage and longevity, and they just smell great! I think you get really good...
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    Re: Longest lasting cheapies.

    I seem to remember that a lot of Alfred Sung's fragrances have big time sillage and longevity too! I like some more than others, but in particular I remember that "Sung" by Alfred Sung, (both the...
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    Re: Longest lasting cheapies.

    I agree with CK One Shock. :) I remember I wore that one and it had really good sillage and longevity. A lot of people seem to like that one too. I remember I received some compliments when I wore...
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    Re: Alien's "butter mint" opening...

    "Bombshell" by Victoria's Secret has heart notes that are very cool, crisp and fresh, and remind me of after-dinner mints. :)
  27. Re: Why aren't there many "Black Friday" fragrance deals?

    I don't know if this is the right answer or not, but I tend to think that many people who love perfume, often tend to think that fragrances that cost more and don't ever go on sale are "better." I...
  28. Re: did you ever abstain from writing positive reviews....?

    This is a valid point. I went back and read some of my own reviews, and I've actually changed my own opinions a bit since writing some of them. For example, I wrote something really super nice about...
  29. Re: did you ever abstain from writing positive reviews....?

    I'm going to say this again: we can all just shop online! XD
  30. Re: Article on Jo Malone and the Jo Loves brand

    I have an actual serious question.
    I notice that a lot of people on here seem to specifically have a lot of dislike toward Jo Malone, and I seriously want to know why??
    I mean, I get all the...
  31. Re: did you ever abstain from writing positive reviews....?

    On the subject of my perfume reviews specifically, I've kind of taken up writing perfume reviews as a sort of hobby recently, and I genuinely get enjoyment out of writing the reviews, so I'm not...
  32. Re: did you ever abstain from writing positive reviews....?

    This is a fair question, and I will say that I try not to let the brand's representatives influence how I feel about an actual product. One sales representative or manager might annoy me, but I like...
  33. Re: Article on Jo Malone and the Jo Loves brand

    I understand why! It's so they can keep all the money! XD (Or most of it anyway.) I don't even necessarily just mean Jo Malone when I say that, I know that this kind of thing happens a lot with a lot...
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    Re: What's your "ugly duckling"?

    I thought I was the only one who hated "Dune!" I'm so glad other people agree! XD
    In my case though, I can't get through the opening notes! I sprayed it on and had to wash it off!
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    Re: Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    Hey, Hednic, I meant to ask you: do you have a bottle of "Noir Exquis" by L'Artisan Parfumeur, and could I possibly get a sample of it from you? Annoyingly, Sephora doesn't have that one in store!
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    Re: Has SL Ambre Sultan been Reformulated?

    I recently bought a sample, and I honestly didn't think it had "weak performance." I couldn't tell you anything about it being reformulated or not though. :/ I also don't know what any of the Lutens...
  37. Re: Article on Jo Malone and the Jo Loves brand

    David Ruskin, the people who create the actual perfumes and the person whose name is on the bottle are usually not the same person! I've noticed that since I became really interested in reviewing...
  38. Re: Article on Jo Malone and the Jo Loves brand

    She's a really fascinating woman! It sounds like she loves a lot of the same smells I love, too. :)
    That actually doesn't surprise me. I've been trying some of her colognes and I find I really...
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    Re: A Moment of Silence For My Poor Mini

    Quote: "A burglar with very particular tastes.."

    It would make me really angry if someone broke into my bedroom and left with my perfumes, but at the same time I would also probably laugh so...
  40. Re: Any Women Tired of the Choice Between Fruity-Floral and Cupcake?

    I understand that some people might not like "fruity-florals" or "cupcake" scents, but I have to add that I also don't get why some people hate them so much! I just read Luca Turin's review of...
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    Re: I hate Creed flacons

    Wow. That's pretty bad considering that Creed sells some of the most expensive perfume! I'm surprised that they would sell something like that!
    Maybe it's because of things like this that not...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    That's interesting, Shifty Bat! XD That means you actually don't always like "unisex" after all! XD "Charlie" by Revlon is really, really unisex.
    Interestingly, my mom told me she hates...
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    Re: What's your "ugly duckling"?

    This is probably going to be offensive to someone but I only really love the dry down of "Ambre Sultan" by Serge Lutens. With all the rest of the notes, I can't quite make up my mind how I feel! XD ...
  44. Re: Any Women Tired of the Choice Between Fruity-Floral and Cupcake?

    The thing is though, women don't have to wear fruity-florals or sweet vanilla-based gourmand perfumes.
    Don't get me wrong, there are fruity-florals and sweet gourmand perfumes that I really like...
  45. Re: Can you rate these "houses" from the most "upscale" to the least?

    In all honesty, I probably agree with the ranking of Chanel, Guerlain, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent as having really genuinely great perfumes. And, they probably generally are among the most well...
  46. Re: Which fragrance brands are the most expensive (in general)

    Correction: Oh sorry, my mistake. For some reason this never sticks in my brain but the Sephora store that is closest to where I live actually carries Serge Lutens perfumes! And, I noticed today...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    I just found another one! "Mechant Loup" by L'Artisan Parfumeur! Am I right? XD :vrolijk_1:
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    Re: Perfumes from the '80's

    Okay, although I do enjoy the smell of some 1980's perfumes, and I don't agree with everything Luca Turin says about them, I have at least one small correction to make. I actually don't like Giorgio...
  49. Re: Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    You know for introverts I don't think the colour is actually just supposed to be "purple" per se. I think it's specifically supposed to be dark, muted and cool blue-based colours. Someone I know...
  50. Re: Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    This is a good point :) Personality is a hugely complex thing, I fully agree with that. I also think there must be more than 16 different personality types in the world. You know, with over a billion...
  51. Re: Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    I have heard it said that Myers-Briggs, although it does seem to have it's fair share of critics, is actually generally accepted as being the most accurate personality assessment that exists to date...
  52. Re: Which fragrance brands are the most expensive (in general)

    Oh thank you :) And that figures. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Most revered luxury fragrance brands

    This is one of the most awesome things I've ever read! :D I've personally never encountered a perfume sales associate who would do that! For me, in my experience, they are always obviously pushing a...
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    Re: Most revered luxury fragrance brands

    Yeah, I was going to say what Hednic said.
    On this website, at least, I think that Guerlain tends to be highly revered. :) Chanel should be another one, although I've seen a few people on here...
  55. Re: Which fragrance brands are the most expensive (in general)

    I'm going to take a shot in the dark and say that Serge Lutens is probably one of the most expensive brands. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong. :)
  56. Re: Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    Yeah, the color rosette thing is an advertisement and promotion for that brand's perfumes, and some of the stuff they say about perfume is sort of annoying. (I happen to really like some of those...
  57. Re: Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    Oh thanks, Toujours Mink! :) I'd never heard about that test before! :) That was fascinating! (Although I had heard about associating colours and smells before, just not this particular...
  58. Re: Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    You want to know something funny? I just looked up Chanel No. 5 and Allure again for some reason on the spur of the moment, and realized that both actually contain a lot of the notes I listed above...
  59. Re: Does Annick Goutal mostly do really old-fashioned scents?

    update: I think I have finally solved the mystery of why I don't like "Quel Amour!" :D :vrolijk_1:

    I looked up a whole bunch of my favorite perfumes and I found that, very frequently, they...
  60. Notes in perfumes and personality traits?

    Hi everyone. :)

    I was just looking up a whole bunch of my favorite perfumes, and (maybe not so surprisingly) I realized that many of them have a lot of similarities in the base notes, or...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    Actually, guys, I was just looking up a bunch of my favorite perfumes, and I realized that almost everything I love usually has amber is the base, including:

    "Radiance" by Britney Spears
    "Cosmic...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    I also want to add: another really great amber-based perfume that I love is "Midnight Fantasy" by Britney Spears. Seriously, I'm not joking! Even if you're not a Britney Spears fan, this is actually...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    I also just wanted to add that I also agree with the comment that "Ambre Sultan" by Serge Lutens isn't a particularly warm amber fragrance! The colour that was chosen for the fragrance is a deep,...
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance?

    I think I would probably pick "The One" by Dolce & Gabbana as best amber-based perfume I've ever tried. Maybe that's not fair though, I kind of feel like a person should probably try a huge amount of...
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    Re: Myrrhe and Opoponax -- Let's discuss

    "Ambre Sultan" by Serge Lutens is actually pretty cool. :) It's awesome if you're like me and you like scents that strongly give an impression of smoke, and either burning wood or incense. I...
  66. Re: Ladies.. What kind of colognes do you prefer on a guy?

    Oh, and to answer your specific question (which I sort of just glanced at and didn't really "get" right away, sorry, lol!)
    I think I would like the "sweet" notes combo you listed, but not the...
  67. Re: Ladies.. What kind of colognes do you prefer on a guy?

    In all honesty, I just wrote a review of "Blue Jeans" by Versace, and said it's the sexiest smelling thing, because honestly I think it is! Unfortunately, I realized after I wrote it that it comes in...
  68. Re: Does anyone have any idea what the best selling perfumes of 1980 were?

    Thanks for your replies guys. :)
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    YES! I love Disco Stu! :vrolijk_1:
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    Yeah, I also wanted to add that it definitely isn't only guys who act like elitist snobs sometimes (on this site.) I know for a fact that there are women here too who will try to make you feel dumb...
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    Re: Where have all the women gone?

    This is just every kind of awesome! I have no other words to describe this! (That's probably also because I just drank three glasses of wine and some hazelnut liqueur.) Thank you so much Hank...
  72. Re: Does anyone have any idea what the best selling perfumes of 1980 were?

    Good point! :D You're so smart, Hank Harvey! :) :p

    And, in that case, I would say the answers would probably be "Opium", "Anais, Anais", "Jovan Musk" (I think you can still get that), "Obsession"...
  73. Re: Does anyone have any idea what the best selling perfumes of 1980 were?

    I agree! As I said, there are some niche fragrances I've tried (since becoming a member on here) and honestly, I was just like, WTF?? Why is anyone buying this! (Insert Peter Griffin meme here, lol!...
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    Re: Perfume as insect repellant

    Oh wow! If science is actually saying this works I really need to try it! :)
    As I said, I really don't like wearing actual insect repellent, so if there is a perfectly safe alternative that is...
  75. Re: Does anyone have any idea what the best selling perfumes of 1980 were?

    Yeah I know! That's what I'm saying! Everyone lists different things for like, every single year! LOL The only thing we know for sure is that Chanel no. 5 is the best selling perfume of all time...
  76. Re: What frags have you bought more than once?

    I've bought a few fragrances from The Body Shop more than once including: their Vanilla scent, Satsuma, their Pink Grapefruit scent, Oceanus (I don't know if they have that one anymore), at least one...
  77. Does anyone have any idea what the best selling perfumes of 1980 were?

    Hi guys. :)

    I know that not everyone here is really into "popular", "mainstream" or "designer" fragrances, but I just thought I'd throw this question out there anyway, just in case anyone...
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    I'm surprised at the number of people who agree that they hate Davidoff "Cool Water!" I have always thought that was one of the sexiest smelling things, seriously!
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    Re: what is the WORST smelling fragrance

    I have a new one: Bvlgari "Black!" Seriously, that s**t is so bad the CIA could use it to torture prisoners!
    I could only stand it for about 20 minutes and had to wash it off!

    You know,...
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    Re: Perfume as Insect Repellant

    This thread is probably meant as sarcasm, but I just wanted to seriously say that I have actually tried to use perfume as insect repellent, and unfortunately, it doesn't work! I really wish it did...
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    Re: Poppies - what do they smell of?

    I think I have seen poppy listed as a note in perfume before, but honestly I'm not sure what that smells like either! :D I used to have Oriental poppies growing in my back yard too, and I wish there...
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    Re: Does hibiscus have a smell?

    I own a hibiscus, and I just walked up to it and smelled it, and to my nose, it has no smell. Interestingly though, I've seen it listed as an actual note in perfumes before though, so either some...
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    Yeah, I like Mitsouko too, but I fully admit it's not for everyone. It's a very unique fragrance, and it's not like anything modern. It's really, really a fragrance of another time.However, as I...
  84. Re: When you buy perfume samples, how do you decide what order you want to test them in?

    Well, Furry Pine, I would prefer if you would move my topics rather than locking them! :vrolijk_1:

    Also, thanks for your input everyone! :) I decided on an order to test my over one dozen...
  85. Re: What fragrances give you a "green" vibe?

    "Mitsouko" most definitely has a green vibe too. :)
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    Re: Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I agree! :) Jicky FTW! :)
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    Who really likes Mitsouko?

    I just thought I'd throw this question "out there", out of pure curiosity. How many fans of "Mitsouko" by Guerlain do we have here?

    I'm asking because personally, I like it,and I think it's...
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    Re: Current Mitsouko EDP Spray

    I'm wearing what (I think) is a current formulation of Mitsouko EDP right now. It's a sample, so that's why I'm saying "I think." Personally, I think it smells fantastic! I think if you like Mitsouko...
  89. Re: What do the lady Brits wear for G. Fawkes Day?

    Seriously, why am I not sampling these perfumes? XD :3
  90. Re: Does Annick Goutal mostly do really old-fashioned scents?

    No, "Quel Amour!" really, really does not smell like a modern fruity-floral. :) It's a pretty realistic flower scent that is really close to actually smelling like peonies and geraniums growing in a...
  91. Re: What do the lady Brits wear for G. Fawkes Day?

    Something that smells like bonfire and burning would make sense, wouldn't it? :p :3
  92. Re: When you buy perfume samples, how do you decide what order you want to test them in?

    Odious Toilet, you are too funny! XD That might actually be fun though.
  93. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    oh thanks guys :)
  94. Re: When you buy perfume samples, how do you decide what order you want to test them in?

    Oh! Good idea! :D :3
  95. Re: Post your pic and other posters will pick a fragrance you look like you'd wear.

    43159

    I'm the one in the coral-pink dress up front and center. :) Behind me are my sister in law and my brother. :)

    That turned out kind of small but I think it enlarges if you click on it. :)
  96. Re: Does Annick Goutal mostly do really old-fashioned scents?

    Yes, maybe "old-fashioned" was the wrong wording lol! For some reason I guess when I smell some individual flower scents (especially when they're realistic florals, not abstract florals) I think...
  97. Re: Does Annick Goutal mostly do really old-fashioned scents?

    Thanks guys! Hednic, "Quel Amour" is just too much like a traditional feminine floral for me, I think. It's just not my style lol!
    I might try some other ones though :)
  98. Re: When you buy perfume samples, how do you decide what order you want to test them in?

    You do it exactly the same way I do. :)
  99. Re: Does Annick Goutal mostly do really old-fashioned scents?

    Oh thanks for letting me know! :) I actually had no idea! :)
  100. Re: When you buy perfume samples, how do you decide what order you want to test them in?

    Kotori, if you're actually doing that make sure you have some fresh coffee beans in front of you (or a cup of coffee in general!) If you smell one perfume after another simultaneously, the scents...
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