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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    You got that right.

    In the late '80s I had a boss who wife wore Ysatis. When she visited, I could smell her from all the way down the hall as soon as she stepped off the elevator.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Monsieur Montana's scent choice today got me wondering about the meaning of "Macassar". I knew that an "antimacassar" is a kind of doily or cloth laid on the back of a chair or sofa to prevent...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    You wuz robbed!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Nor could I. His generosity and unflagging good humor are almost unparalleled.

    But you know who I think really owes Paps a big birthday present? Ebay, Etsy, and any other site selling vintage...
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    Re: Azemour lost more than its luster

    Noooooooo! When they announced new packaging, I wondered whether I should get backups so I didn't wind up kicking myself later, like I did with Chanel's Sycomore reformulation. If they've ruined...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I stayed up until the clock ticked over to 14 November specifically so I could wish a Happy Birthday to our own Viscount of Vintage, our Duke of the Discontinued ....

    Prince Papsi !

    And I'll...
  7. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    I couldn't begin to count the number of times I've gotten this response when I've complimented men on their cologne. (And I always use the word "cologne" with them.)

    And I never believe them...
  8. Re: How many people do you encounter during your day that are wearing a fragrance? (best guess)

    That seems to be true of many Latin American cultures. I've even noticed it in heavily Latino neighborhoods in many American cities.

    I hope you get to check out that Mexican niche house Xinu...
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    Re: A Tribute for deceased members.

    Thank you so much for bringing Robert White to our attention, Pallas. I've just read all of his Fragrantica reviews, and enjoyed every one. (How could I not? He was a cook whose tastes aligned...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    This is George Clooney's bathroom cabinet, in the Coen Brothers film "Intolerable Cruelty", an otherwise wasted two hours which redeemed itself for me by having a bottle of vintage coppertop Eau...
  11. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    I recently watched a two-part documentary about the house of Dior and its transition to a new director of couture, whose name I have already forgotten... Maria Something Italian.

    Arnault appeared...
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Oooo, a mystery!
  13. Re: Top 10 Smalll American Artisan/Niche Houses

    While I do like a lot of the experimentation that's going on in indie perfumery (January, Authors, Zoologist), they seem mostly focussed on atmospheric, performance-art scents. For pure wearability...
  14. Thread: My huge haul!

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    Re: My huge haul!

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/b7770041e8098d4dd94b442f48a1d67a/tenor.gif
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    There's a thread about it here:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/374137-Woto-from-the-late-1960-s
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th November, 2019

    More wintry spices today in Tea For Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur (thanks, Trilby!). Very Christmassy, but much lighter than scents of that school usually are. Transparent, even. Cozy, but in ballet...
  17. Re: The Problems with 'Sexy' Fragrances, Seeking Compliments, & the 'Sweet Spot' (LONG READ)

    I don't think you're wrong. It does seem like there's this weird competitive status thing engulfing young men and fragrances. Women don't seem to do that.

    On the other hand, there is a whole...
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    Re: My fragrance experience yesterday

    My boss brought me back a sample of Soleil Blanc from a shopping trip. It was so harsh I think it seared the hairs off my nostrils.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Hey, I'll be there sometime at Christmas, too. I'll PM you about dates. Maybe a mini-meetup with you, me, and Diddy. Perfume and po'boys!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    In some of the less gentrified faubourgs you can still find the quintessential sandwich of the proletariat: a French fries and gravy po'boy.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Whaaaat?!? Why would you ever encourage anyone to raise prices in this already bloated industry?



    It's not just you. Canotier was my favorite too, but I think it's now being edged out by...
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    Re: future vintages

    The everlasting norlimbanol monsters of today will probably be dug up by the neo-cavemen of the next millenium and found to be perfectly intact.

    (I'm looking at you, Jubiliation XXV.)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Yep, Annunciation at Tchoupitoulas. Perfect shrimp & oyster po'boys. And perfect joint, full of old-style Yats who call each other "Cap".



    The whole idea of filet mignon on something called a...
  24. Re: Need Advice about Sending Large Amount of Samples within US Securely!

    I just shipped a big bag of samples, almost as large as one of those pictured, and did it exactly as IsoE described. No problems whatsoever. It cost about $25 to ship it from East Coast to West...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Only a decant, never the full bottle.



    Worthwhile research wasted on me. Not a fan of the beignet. In fact, not a fan of breakfast in general. To me, breakfast in New Orleans means po'boys...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

    Wintry woody smoky vetiver goodness: Encre Noir a l'Extreme by Lalique.
    https://a.cdnsbn.com/images/products/21526470005.jpg
  27. Re: What are you Gifting / Receiving this Holiday Season?

    I have only a few people on my gift list for whom perfume would be appropriate (mostly co-workers), and this year I'm giving them discovery sets from American indie perfumers: Rogue, January Scent...
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    Re: Sycomore EdT or EdP ?? group preference

    Very well put!

    I also get much less of that lovely campfire smoke in the EDP. Which would make sense, if I were seeing it from behind a sheet of glass.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have to agree. Maybe the geographics should be zoomed out to include an entire country. A little less specificity might broaden the viewpoint.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    :)

    But not before leaving us quite a legacy of limericks, in a vigorous volley with Bavard:
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    Re: What "propellant gas" really is?

    Expecting Epapsiou in 3...2...1....
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    Re: Suggestions for samples for my wife

    Your wife has good taste. I think BV is the finest feminine leather created in the last 15-20 years.

    Based on that, I think you should try ALL of the Hermes leathers; they have a similar soft...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    :) And headed to the birthplace of jazz -- New Orleans.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Jazz Prestige (1993) by YSL -- via a decant from LiveJazz


    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-G9GTbFp2L7I/VQmmK4Uyi4I/AAAAAAAAB9U/-L7otBYGsz0/s1600/JAZZPRESTIGEbyYvesSaintLaurent.jpg

    When I first tried...
  35. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    In Scrooge McDuck's vault!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Fidji (1966) -- a little parfum layered with some EDT.

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    I only noticed recently that this reminds me of Hermes Caleche, but minus the soapiness.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Vintage Fidji, a little parfum layered with some EDT.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    ¡Arriba!


    I should just get a keyboard shortcut for that....
  39. Re: What quantity of fragrances do you have to have that requires you to prove it?

    And at #1,000 you must submit proof that you're not a dog.
  40. Re: Concentration of White Linen: Parfum or Eau de Parfum?

    All this talk has made me want to revisit both White Linen and 'Out of Africa'. I don't believe I've experienced either since they were both new on the shelves.

    As a youth I didn't appreciate any...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    It's so hard to stay in love with a transportation service that doesn't love you back.

    My heart aches for you.
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    I suspect this ^^ is the answer. I just tried all the different forum skin settings (never knew there was a pink one!), and none of them made any difference in forum widths.

    Earlyn, you might...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

    I just spent 4 hours in a car with someone whose only topics of conversation were 1) how horrible her job is, and 2) how horrible her husband is. Now I just want to crawl under the quilts, drenched...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTwASLjwoFHcrLYPsgV_bFKySGt8Yirczou1g2T40yszq5i8Vks&s
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Homme -- my only Morillas besides cK One. Like smelling a rubber ball and a leather ball at the same time.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home 2019

    PM sent.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    My attitude in a nutshell. A chocolate-coated nutshell.

    For me today, nothing scary, just pumpkin: ELDO Tilda Swinton Like This.
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  48. Re: Latest Tiffany Masculine Fragrance - Tiffany & Love For Him!

    I heard on the news yesterday that LVMH is buying Tiffany for some shocking figure -- was it $14 billion? I presume that includes the perfume side of the business.

    Probably nowhere to go but down...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I went from everyday shampooing to once or twice a week, but it took me a year to train my hair to it. I now don't use conditioner every time, because as you note, it makes it feel dirtier, sooner. ...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    You are my hero.

    I could possibly do that with my contemporary perfumes, but would have a hard time letting go of the historicals. They feel like a library.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Me too! Which surprised me, considering he has 250 fragrances to his name.

    No, wait... I also have some cK One. Nah, I'll go with the GGA.

    Can anyone report on how cK One is holding up in...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    They're about the only ones I can stand to watch, now that Katie Puckrik isn't posting anymore.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Sold!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Because: October and Tilda Swinton.

    Like This by ELDO


    https://www.thalo.com/thumbnail/042314_66531ed9-2037046024-53581f10-bae7-5ada5a32/973x615.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    Joining Teardrop in Like This because it's so Octoberish.

    https://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/tilda.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Or, worst case, they could just take the Balmain route and bastardize everything while trying to make it look luxe.

    https://img.makeupalley.com/7/7/7/6/3199007.JPG
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    Re: Collecting vs Hoarding and downsizing

    You're just a serial perfume monogamist. Which is cool.



    That could be almost be a koan.
  58. Re: What are you going to be for HALLOWEEN?!? what are you wearing with it?

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    That's brilliant. I'm going to make that on Wednesday to serve on Halloween. Foot-shaped meatloaf, with ketchup toenails.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Yeah, I can see how it could be divisive.

    Maybe they voted on it and it was a split decision. [/pre-empting ZC]
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Major missed opportunity, not calling it Camel Toe Bespoke.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th October, 2019

    My SOTD is Easy-Off Oven Cleaner, because it's that time of year again. And because it becomes the scent of everything within a 20-yard radius.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Yes. Purecaramel was referring to the pre-coppertop edition. And I was being sarcastic, because he knows I adore it.
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    Re: Fav Elie Saab "Essence" collection?

    https://i.giphy.com/media/TL2Yr3ioe78tO/200w_d.gif
  65. Re: What’s your favorite cardamom forward scent?

    Currently, Castaña by Cloon Keen Atelier, but I'm also very fond of Voyage d'Hermes.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    That vile crap? I don't know how you can stand it.

    :)
  67. Re: What are you going to be for HALLOWEEN?!? what are you wearing with it?

    It's a work day so I'll be in uniform, but am going to paint my face as a Dia de los Muertos sugar skull, and wear 'Tilda Swinton Like This' by ELDO, the most October fragrance imaginable, pumpkin...
  68. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    Oh, I do hope somebody posts that crazy Horseball game video again. I could use a chuckle.
  69. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Dang. Learn something every day around here.
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    Re: 100 Fragrance Milestone

    I felt exactly the same way when I hit 100 bottles. It's an eye-opening milestone that does make you kind of re-assess. I've been wondering lately if I could pare it down to half or even a quarter...
  71. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I thought hunters had to be conscientious about not wearing ANY scent so as not to alert the animals?
  72. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    Well, it's a very minimalist scent, with only 4 listed notes, all of which you've undoubtedly smelled before (except maybe the quince), so it's gotta be something about the inert ingredients, don't...
  73. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    Not I ! The stirrup bottle was so witty that I was tempted to buy it despite the fact that I didn't get along with Galop's scent at all. And what a clever advert, which I hadn't seen before: the...
  74. Re: The BEST Niche (top of the line) HORSE fragrance house for Men?

    By limiting yourself to niche, you're missing the most famous house of all that built itself around an entirely equestrian theme: Hermès.

    http://vb.com/logo/logo-hermes.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Making it a sync trifecta for kbe's peppercorn day in Parfum Sacre de Caron.

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    It's very much worth sampling. I don't usually care for scents that lean oriental or resinous, nor do I much like Caron's feminines, but Parfum Sacre is a very special spiced floral that's ideal for...
  77. Re: Vintage Forum - unable to post or post not showing on public page

    That particular thread is not a good example, since it's a pass and doesn't have many photos in it. I'll try to find other truncated ones that I'd noticed it in and come back here to list them.
  78. Re: Vintage Forum - unable to post or post not showing on public page

    Ohhhh. Now I get it. My settings are for 30 posts per page, so for the final page I'm seeing is page 13, posts 361-387. And the last post on that page is #390 by cacio, 20th May 2019.


    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Intoxication by d'Orsay was worn by Sarah Vaughan. Somewhere here on Basenotes there's a photo of her sitting at her dressing table, circa 1940s/50s, with that skirt-shaped bottle in front of her.
  80. Re: Vintage Forum - unable to post or post not showing on public page

    I made a test post in that thread today to see if it had gotten stuck. My post showed on the thread, on the forum index, and on my profile activity page. At that time, the last post in the thread...
  81. Poll: Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I had to vote for Eau d'Hermes just out of loyalty, but I don't think it's a leather scent at all, but rather an animalic spiced citrus.
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    ::: test post :::

    Edit: this post is showing as Post #435, following Post #390. What the hell happned to Posts #391 - 434???
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    Re: Does your partner understand your addiction?

    Who the hell eats butter on eggrolls???
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th October, 2019

    Dior-Dior, my second day in a just-acquired 1978 bottle of EDT that was sealed but had evaported down to an extrait version of its glorious self. So rich and so full of that overripe Roudnitska...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Perfect time of year for it with all its delicious spices!
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    Re: Are you kidding me?

    Followed by his cumin-based offering, 'FlopSweat'.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Honestly, it smells so grand that it's hard to even be disappointed!
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    Are you kidding me?

    Think you've seen it all when it comes to slinging the hype and perfume con jobs?

    Think again.

    "Please buy my rubbish bin. Limited edition of 30."
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    ::: test post :::
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I do, and I will.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Not so much a heart throb, as just the epitome of a certain kind of masculinity, as Guerlain Vetiver is the epitome of vetivers.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Dior-Dior, a 1978 vapo bottle. Glorious.

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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    So true. It's the Steve McQueen of vetivers.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm going with Caron's Parfum Sacre (1990). Lemon, black pepper, mace and cardamom. I'll feel like a Scandinavian bakery.

    And happy sync day to Kbe, one of Basenotes' finest gentlemen and a...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Heartbreak and jubilation, all in one bottle. File this one under "Vintage Buying: Always a Crapshoot".

    A sealed-in-cello 1978 Dior-Dior EDT. I opened it from the bottom, so as not to crack the...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Really? You don't think that Agent Provocateur is pushing the envelope at least a little bit?
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    Re: Any "Quirky" Fragrance Collections?

    There are definitely some Basenoters who do that with Shalimar, Lolita Lempicka, Angel, et al -- perfumes that have a zillion flankers or concentrations. You could probably drive yourself nuts...
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    Re: Your Best Deal

    The bargain price is less shocking than the idea of Hednic at a garage sale. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Apparently the photos for this book were taken with a flatbed scanner, which is pretty amazing considering they look like this.

    Ellen Hoverkamp won the Garden Writers Association’s top award for...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    It seems like hardly anyone has. Thread started a year ago, only 5 have tried, with very mixed opinions, and only of the EDP version.
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