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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Off topic, somewhat -

    There is a trend to revive the Past - quality products - with the Oriza L. Legrand line and the Grossmith line and perhaps, Long Lost Perfume.
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Yes. (First) "How do I tell my prospective customer who has already seen everything?"

    (Second) There seems to be a trend to combine more than one sense, like visual with olfactory - like...
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Ah hah, I see.

    Well, from what I have heard on various Forums, there is very little interest because of the odd nature of the scent.

    Somehow, somewhere this reminds me of the book and film,...
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    The whole thing is confusing. If it is an art project, then why show an ad with Martynka in a bathtub and an attractive bottle. The lady is now besieged with e-mails where to buy it.

    Is this now...
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    Re: Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    In the movie world, there is sometimes a breakthrough - a star is born. If among thousands of new issues of scents on the market, this one in particular would find an audience, and word of mouth...
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    Anything goes? "Eau de M" by Martynka

    Wow. Now I have seen everything ... but not really. We had "shock and awe" before with the Secretions Magnefiques. We had "Surplus". Now we have sweat.

    An intriguing idea (for those who want...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Such customer service! It shows that they really care. This goes a long way, even just hearing about it.
  8. Just a suggestion, you can spread the above...

    Just a suggestion, you can spread the above information via Facebook, put the link to the BN article into your status box, and into all the status boxes of Facebook groups you joined.

    I also used...
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    Re: In Praise of Parfumo

    Re: Trolls on Parfumo

    There are rarely, if ever, Trolls on the International site. Sometimes, a Troll appears on the German site, which has more members and more traffic, maybe that explains it....
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    In Praise of Parfumo

    In the Internet Blogosphere, there are many stops. I don't want to be impolite and praise one over another and I enjoy my membership with Basenotes and especially the sometimes tumultuous...
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    Re: Basenotes mantra

    This reminds me so much of Fragrantica. What should I wear for my camping trip, which is perfect for my wedding.

    I say, for myself my nose and testing experience decides.

    What to buy for...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Where in New York City? And besides, they may not have the complete line. The online purchase is really very easy, prompt and lovingly packaged.
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    More than once I enjoyed highly spirited debates on BN which were held like a fencing contest. That was worth while. Which is one of the good parts of BN I like.

    Here we have a topic started...
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    This topic is now going in the direction of mindless Bla bla bla.
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    There is nothing rational about perfume except the price. Then it is a trade item in a market.
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    Re: Perfume for a rational person

    Testing, testing, and testing once more. Then you will find your way through the jungle and get your cologne, or a few more. The path of discovery through the bullshit level is not all that...
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    Re: Fragrance shopping in NYC

    The most charming brick and mortar store located in SoHo is Osswald. Bring your wallet. I can only insert the link to the website, but click on "About" and there are the opening hours and location....
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Is it true that you sprayed six (6) perfumes in one day on your hands and arms? Of course, the odors mingle. You did not wash off one before you sprayed the next?? How can all of these dancing...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Off Topic - somewhat

    I think that it is good that she offers rather small sizes. Andy Tauer does the same with his Explorer Sets (l5 ml spray) and they are going like hot rolls.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    I suppose when you are on her e-mail letter mailing list that once in a while there are coupons or other.

    She also has a blog. See this link:

    http://sonomascent.wordpress.com/
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    ...

    (double-post - I "hate" this software)
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Thanks, ScentFan, for directing us to this House. I am thinking to get busy and investigate and order samples, and sniff, and buy ...

    I cannot get rid of the thought that with the forthcoming...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court service gone downhill?

    It sometimes takes a bit long, but I always receive the merchandise.
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    Re: Stealing the customers

    I don't know the truth. This can only be set straight if it was indeed an error on the part of The Perfumed Court's System and by The Perfumed Court saying so.
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    Re: Stealing the customers

    Yes, I have e-mailed the owner of The Perfumed Court. She was unaware of the situation and will contact the computer expert to fix the hacked spot.
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    Mailing list issues

    So I just ordered a decant from The Perfumed Court, and then I get a confirmation in my e-mail box. With the order number and the order status.


    On the bottom of that confirmation letter is an...
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    Re: The ONE without Oud

    True. And the firm plans to launch another line, with oud. I was just noticing that their first one was completely without oud. Quite frankly, it may be interesting to see (sniff) an Arabian...
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    The ONE without Oud

    A new Arabian company has launched a new perfume, labeled "1" .

    The pyramid shows oriental notes but no oud. Can this be a new trend to please the Western market?

    See this link to the recent...
  29. Re: "How to smell a perfume?" : a few practical tips

    Paper is not a good replacement for skin. And even then, some perfumes smell good at a small distance away and not so good on the skin itself. Others smell good at a distance AND on skin. Those...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    "Chypre Mousse" is lovingly described by Kafka in her blog. According to the pyramid, oakmoss is both in the heart notes and base notes.
    ...
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    Re: Chypre Palatin and IFRA

    Since I don't really like original, heavy oakmoss, the attempts to reformulate what once was, actually suit my nose. "Chypre Palatin" is a very wearable scent. It may not last as long but it is...
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    Re: How are perfumers paid?

    So, nobody knows ... all of you are guessing.
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    Re: Oakmoss completely banned by IFRA

    It may be an honorable thing to voice a protest ... "danger to perfumes (works of art)" ... but it will have little impact nor result.
  34. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    It may be just a matter of time until everyone realizes how well put together Parfumo really is.
  35. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Because we have calculators as crutches.
  36. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Actually perfumes (fragrances) ARE numbers. The formula which is putting them together consists of chemical codes spelled out in chemical names accompanied by numbers. That appeals to the...
  37. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Well, the only ones that still work, are: Chanel No. 5, Chanel No. 19, Chanel No. 22.

    But if someone started Guerlain No. 1, Guerlain No. 2, Guerlain No. 3 - - I am bored already, so ... (you...
  38. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    I speak German and still the stories don't draw me in. The whole concept is awkward. Somebody with marketing skill should do it over, in English.
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Oh dear, temptations abound. Now, on the website, they have a Limited Edition offer, about "Freshly Cut Hay". Only 100 bottles. Must I have one of those? Reason says, no. But take a look. (This...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    And not only that, another association just flashed through my scent memory mind. Vintage "Old Spice" ... yes, the type my father had on the bathroom shelf. That is this general "vintage feel"...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    When I put on, "Horizon" and later on, "Deja le Printemps" ... I said to myself, "almost a Tauer". As if that hazy, muffled vibe (?powdery) - I lack the words here - describes the feeling.
  42. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    Numbers vs. Names -

    They are just so uninspiring. There is the name, "La Route d'Emeraude" and fantasy begins. Of course, it is just a label stuck to a gorgeous jasmine scent, but the brain...
  43. Re: Not a number - in order to be interested, I need a name.

    I don't say that it is not an interesting concept. Except that the prospective customer has to work too hard. Mass advertising, by comparison, just throws the fragrance at you. Paired with a...
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    In order to be interested, to sniff or to buy, I need a name.

    Not a number. See this link ...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    If you like vintage, all of the Oriza L. Legrand samples have that same Leitmotiv. I cannot quite put my finger on which note(s) exactly render that vintage feel. As far as wearing them everyday,...
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    Re: Jasmine Sniff-Fest, Part 2

    Such nice story telling ... you should be the one who fills 1001 nights with tales.
  47. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    A different satisfaction. A sense of control. Helas, this is only an interaction over the internet. The feeling of going out to get a full bottle (of well thought choice) in a brick and mortar...
  48. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    It is a matter of organization and making choices. For example, I know that I love the quality of the very costly MDCI Paris collection. Can I buy it ? No. Rent needs to be paid. Vacations...
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    The 7 samples from Oriza L. Legrand just came into my mailbox. Wow. These are generous samples. Not so tiny like those from LuckyScent. All in all, their sample pack is an excellent deal, almost...
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    Re: In praise of "Safanad"

    Nobody can say it better or more eloquently than Kafka (oh, I wish I could write like that woman) in her blog.

    http://akafkaesquelife.wordpress.com/2013/12/02/parfums-de-marly-safanad/
  51. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    You are a Hoarder. A problem like that is not fixed overnight. A psychiatrist might help.
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    Re: Jasmine Sniff-Fest, Part 2

    ScentFan - you write so nice ... it is a pleasure to read.
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    Re: Samples and Basenotes - A Good Idea ?

    Good idea. The perfume company gets exposure on a large platform like Basenotes, gives out 100 samples, the lucky winners write reviews.

    A win-win situation.
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    @ Hednic and Prince Barry -

    Well, you don't have to wait until the time is right for the BN software to comply and the thread will re-appear.

    Just start a new thread.
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    Re: Jasmine Sniff-Fest, Part 2

    Hello, ScentFan and the other BN contributors - I am a little late to the table but would like to add one of my favorites. And it is a Jasmine scent. In a neighbor website discussion group, I was...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 21 November 2013

    SOTD - Amouage Gold body lotion

    Am on the way to babysit my new grandchild, 10 days old. Only soft lotion on me.

    It is cold. Taking the busses routinely, I feel like a shuttle between two...
  57. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    And the Winner is ?
  58. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    I agree. Hugo Lambert. Oriza L. Legrand is the Perfume House.

    If the guess is correct, a prize should be given, like decent size samples.
  59. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    If that's the case, I venture to say that Hednic bought some of the newly revived Oriza L. Legrand perfume house.

    Seriously, that is a house to look into. Well crafted perfumes.
  60. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Now that we have been teased for so long ... could you please shout it from the rooftops of that Perfume House WHO is the new owner ???
  61. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Whoever gets the answer right, should get a prize - a perfume of her choice from the Perfume House.
  62. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    A wild guess: Basenoter - Prince Barry Perfume House - Oriza L. Legrand
  63. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    IFF is not a "perfume house". It is a manufacturer who makes scents for "perfume houses".
  64. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    My guess, it is Hedonist222 because he said he knows who it is.
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    Re: A note on objections

    In this thread we get the input via conversation/suggestions - how about a POLL ?
  66. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    The suspense is killing me.
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    Re: A note on objections

    For a while now, there are no Like or Objection buttons, as they are being temporarily suspended.

    Why not leave it like that, and if and when, more controls become necessary, only then bring them...
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    Re: A note on objections

    Positive reinforcement. Yes. It works well in schools.
    But we are here neither in a school setting nor in a work setting. To me this is a party setting. Learn and have fun. So, if some trolls...
  69. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    The headline, "tempting alternative" must have been phrased when there was a lot of down time and slow response times on Basenotes. Now that this has been fixed, the crowd can happily congregate on...
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    Re: A note on objections

    There would still be members going to town just for the sake of mischief. The anonymity invites trolling and mobbing.

    The disagreement should be openly voiced in the next post, quoting the...
  71. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    That was then ... that is not now. The current reviews are well thought out. Not sh..t at all. I just wrote one a couple of minutes ago. About "Realm" - (Stille Wasser sind tief ...) I am not a...
  72. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    The headline is wrong - in concept - when saying, " ... a tempting new alternative to ... whatever ...". Of course, time is limited, and it is easy to get familiar within a location, make friends,...
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    Re: A note on objections

    @ hednic - what do these numbers mean? (282) ???

    @ Management - nobody seems to miss the Like/Objection feature now that it gone for a few days. There was fuss when they were there, now it is...
  74. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    What I like on PARFUMO is the efficiency and order with which the site is run. The Perfume Page is really complete with links. PARFUMO is like a boutique with the shelves nicely and accurately...
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    He has been writing on his blog about the development for some time. I ordered 2 samples today. Can't wait, am really curious about apricot, rose and mainly the tobacco tinge. ...
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    If you want to try out a niche perfume, try the revived "La Route d'Emeraude" by Isabey. Basenotes does not have the (2012) Version listed, so here is a link to the newly available perfume at...
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    Re: Objections and Likes: Looks Like They're Gone!

    This "Return Home" is a new beginning. The slate has been wiped clean. Why complicate matters with Like/Object buttons? You need more moderators who can step in when needed.
    Everybody is already...
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    Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    I came across this topic inside the Huddler Archive - a discussion about Oriza L. Legrand Parfums, Paris.

    http://www.basenotes.net/huddlerarchive/375910

    Furthermore, Kafkaesque praised the...
  79. Re: Perfumes for prostitutes in a Guy Ritchie's Snatch - like store?

    It might depend of the rung in the ladder of the Profession.

    * Streetwalkers wear anything.
    * Inside Working Girls wear comfortable Vanilla.
    * Expensive Call Girls wear something really classy...
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    Re: A note on objections

    Danielle has explained before that the member with a lot of objections does not get banned.

    The consequence is that ***"the objectionable content" = that particular post*** is then "hidden from...
  81. Re: Perfumes for prostitutes in a Guy Ritchie's Snatch - like store?

    I am presuming that since the girl cannot change perfumes from morning to night to please all "Johns" ... that she might wear something fairly inoffensive, with plenty of Vanilla.
  82. Re: Is Wire Transfer of $2,000 to fragrancenet safe?

    That is the best Idea I have heard all day. Try a wire transfer for no more than $50. or just one product.
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    Re: Objections and Likes: Looks Like They're Gone!

    I clicked on the Like symbol next to Post Thanks / but nothing happened, nothing changed. Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down
    How?
    ...
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    Re: Objections and Likes: Looks Like They're Gone!

    What on earth is that? Who are those supervisors/evaluators/viewers???

    And when was that started?

    And why?
  85. Re: is an aquatic scent better than a leather & steel scent?

    Carrying the discussion a bit further - does the Original Poster imply, "Is a Fresh from the Shower scent better than a WarmHumanSkin scent?" The note "steel" - what is that? The smell of gun...
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    Re: Objections and Likes: Looks Like They're Gone!

    I am in the dark about that feature, too.
  87. Re: Olfactory Turnabout --- When your nose changes its mind

    The nose - and the brain - work in mysterious ways. I wanted to fully appreciate CARON "Nuit de Noel" and bought it. Did not really, truly like it. Gave it away. Years later, bought it again, as...
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    Re: Objections and Likes: Looks Like They're Gone!

    Ha ha ha ... now I know who the many HIDDEN CONTENT was.
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    Re: Objections and Likes: Looks Like They're Gone!

    I would vote for that they be gone for good. Permanently. Good riddance.

    With the logic of Murphy's Law: "If there is something that could go wrong, it will go wrong." Or, "Keep it simple,...
  90. Re: Is Wire Transfer of $2,000 to fragrancenet safe?

    I never had any trouble with FragranceNet, but I live in the U.S.A. They accept my credit card without fail and deliver within 5 days.

    As far as overseas, some companies like the PayPal option...
  91. Re: Shipping Fragrance to Germany from US - What's the best method ?

    No matter how frustrated, the laws must be observed. I am sorry for stupid remarks written in haste.
  92. Re: Shipping Fragrance to Germany from US - What's the best method ?

    They don't like. That is putting it mildly. They will refuse to accept your package, when you write on the Customs Form that it is perfume. The clerk is obligated to ask the question, "Is there...
  93. Thread: Welcome Home!

    by Ursula
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    "Objectionable Content" = sounds very good. This way it is the content which is objected to, and not the poster.

    Nonetheless, it is far too easy to push this button, whatever it will be...
  94. Re: Thumbs up & down buttons - discussion regarding the use of.

    Well, you see there are actually three (3) levels of disagreement that this software provides -

    One - just voice your disagreement in the next post with quoting the previous contribution. This...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    Good morning all,

    yesterday "I went to town" and threw out many samples. Not really thrown them out, but I put them in a nice drawstring cosmetic bag and donated them to a shelf in the drugstore...
  96. Poll: Re: How much should a Niche fragrance cost in your opinion?

    The internet world with Forum discussions is a little bit like "Vanity Fair". People will flaunt that they can afford an expensive Creed Aventus or a Nasomatto Afgano while poor students will ask,...
  97. Poll: Re: How much should a Niche fragrance cost in your opinion?

    The question is not "what should a scent cost" but what are you willing to pay.

    What you are able to pay depends on the circumstances. Rent needs to be paid first. Perfumes next, then I eat. ...
  98. Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    Ha ha ha ha ... where have you last seen somebody busy burning bills? Instead, "the recession", "the government", generally "Woe is me."

    - - - Updated - - -



    That is interesting to know,...
  99. Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    That is true, with any luck, things should go smoothly.

    Thanks, Socalwoman for the link. I went ahead and ordered today the C1000 set with the following 5 samples: Vepres Siciliennes, Enlevement...
  100. Re: Thumbs up & down buttons - discussion regarding the use of.

    So, supposing a member gets an OBJECTION. That member then goes looking (fishing) in various members' profiles, the one he/she suspects. Perhaps it can be timed and assumed that way.
    Remember the...
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