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  1. Re: I don't enjoy my colognes as much as usual when I'm really tired...

    Great! Only a few decades left for me! :P

    I as well don't get excited about fragrance when I'm tired or have other things weighing heavily on my mind.
  2. Thread: Caron 3rd Man

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    Caron 3rd Man

    I have fallen in love with a mini of the vintage juice. It is SUPERB IMO.

    How does the modern day juice stack up?
  3. Thread: Sergio Soldano

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    Re: Sergio Soldano

    Got them today. They smell like cheap shampoo, the tan especially. The white is the better of the two but still not great. It reminds me of Lacoste Pour Homme - a sporty somewhat nondescript scent....
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    If I had $4000 to spare on colognes, I'd spend $200 max and invest $3800 somewhere!!
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    Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    I bought a bottle of Krizia Moods Uomo from Fragrancex - the topnotes were acrid and smelled horrendous. Unfortunately they persisted and the smell didn't improve. I got a refund no questions asked. ...
  6. Thread: Sergio Soldano

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    Re: Sergio Soldano

    Still waiting! US to Canada shipping.... slowwww :P
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    Re: Don't know what you have til it's gone

    I had a nice big bottle of JOOP! with the symbol on the bottle, etc. Gave it away almost full. Would you know, I wanted it again but could only find the Coty versions. Sigh.
  8. Thread: Sergio Soldano

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    Re: Sergio Soldano

    Hmmm Happy at least I didn't pay much! I'll update with my thoughts after the bottles have arrived.
  9. Thread: Sergio Soldano

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    Sergio Soldano

    Recently picked up some Sergio Soldano bottles (white and tan). Reviews or any other information on these scents is scarce. Anyone have any opinions or information they'd care to share? It is a...
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    Quorum Clarification

    I am a huge fan of this fragrance and often read about it being reformulated, yada yada yada. Anyways, can the more experienced basenoters walk me through the reformulation timeline for this...
  11. Re: when a cheap gem is underappreciated... Quorum!

    This one is in my top 3. Love the grapefruit off the top and it just smells so great overall.
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    Re: Gucci Rush for Men Smell Alike

    I've got rush, visit, and sartoriale. Visit is the closest for sure.
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    Re: Terre d' Hermes - Changes for the better?

    2010 vintages are not often discussed here, but I have an EDT from 2010 - To me it is a dirty orange, flinty scent. Smells great with a leather jacket.

    Lasts all day and into the evening for me.
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    They are certainly out there.
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    Have heard that Chevignon is like Crest on the cheap. Tempted to try this one (knowing me I would still not be able to live without Crest... )
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    Re: Props to Ralph Lauren for Modern Reserve

    This one is revered because it harkens back to the vintage Polo a little closer than the current L'Oreal offering, yes? I ask because with some patience you can score NIB 100 ml Cosmair Polo for...
  17. Re: Guy Laroche Drakkar Essence - new fragrance....FINALLY LOL

    Looking forward to trying this one. Big fan of DN and Horizon. Never smelled Drakkar, and Dynamik we shall not speak of....
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    Re: Question about Gucci Envy for men

    A fantastic fragrance. Always an enjoyable wear!
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    Re: New Michael Kors for men.

    lol!
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    Re: New Michael Kors for men.

    Interesting. Maybe a rebranding or a scent update. The notes look similar as does the packaging. Happy i have the Givenchy version with "Michael" on the bottle. I feel the second generation bottle...
  21. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    I keep the reform around simply for some added depth to the late drydown that the older versions seem to lack.
  22. Re: Reformulation that is equal or better than the original????

    Both Stern and Interparfums have done great reformulations in my books! Two manufacturers I respect for their current portfolios.
  23. Re: Sooo... Are there actually 2 different versions of " Vintage" Giorgio Beverly Hillis for men?

    Wow... I have never seen that, only EA or Giorgio on the label. Paging Dr. Seid...
  24. Thread: Steal of the day

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    Re: Steal of the day

    I have avante garde, and I find both somewhat similar, but like AG a bit more. Both under-rated by the general public.
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    Re: Lemmy from Motorhead wears...

    Fascinating! I love tidbits like this. Reminds us that famous people are still just regular joes in a lot of ways.
  26. Thread: Steal of the day

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    Re: Steal of the day

    Found Arpege Pour Homme for 29$ online as well, usually listed north of 50$. Given the scarcity of this one I was happy!
  27. Thread: Steal of the day

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    Re: Steal of the day

    Hard to find things in brick and mortar here, but recently scored a 100 mL of Ungaro L'Homme II for $40 USD on the web. Thought that was alright.
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    Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    I hear you - our receptionist wears an overall nice fragrance but it is very sweet and she _really_ applies heavily. I could see that being headache inducing if I spent a lot of time nearby.

    A...
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    Re: How often do you smell fragrances on other men?

    Reviving a necrothread...

    Where I live I smell Cool Water a lot. A senior in my firm wears ADG or something similar, not entirely sure. I am the only guy who seems to wear fragrance other than...
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    Re: Help me understand Ungaro II

    Hmmm... I hope it's not spoiled - I have smelled spoiled fragrances and I can tell right away. The thing with this one is that though it smells like froot loops, it's not in a "wrong" way, if you get...
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    Help me understand Ungaro II

    I have a bottle of Ungaro II, and paid a good penny for it because I was looking for a civet heavy fragrance - the only problem is that I'm not confident I can smell the civet! I don't get any...
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    Re: Reformulated: Allure Homme Sport EDT

    I began this hobby trying not to get wrapped up in "chasing vintage" but now one of my favourite things is scoring an old bottle for a great price. Thrill of the hunt.

    Sorry to hear about a reform...
  33. Re: Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men - Then and Now

    I was hoping you'd chime in, you're the Giorgio guru! I'll be the first to admit that my nose isn't the best - It could be that the 2011 version I have is boxed in an old style box, while being the...
  34. Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men - Then and Now

    I've been fortunate enough to come across a few bottles of GBHFM, in different incarnations. I thought I would post a few pictures comparing three versions:

    From left to right: vintage version,...
  35. Re: The Curve bottle is now clear, wonder if they also reformulated the juice...

    I always love reading your posts, lol. Great story.
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    Re: Perry Ellis for men (1985)

    Ah... very good. This version is somewhat harsh, I get a strong clove blast up front. Dry down is nice and definitely reminds me of the newest falic version.
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    Re: Perry Ellis for men (1985)

    Doesn't matter, you're right. I like it for sure! I may have to splurge on a mini of the true vintage to satisfy my curiosity though. Does the vintage stuff contain civet as I have read in older...
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    Perry Ellis for men (1985)

    I recently came across a bottle of this fragrance - the sticker on the bottom says Sanofi Beaute / Parfums Stern / Made in USA. The bottle says "Eau Du Toilette".

    As I understand the bona fide...
  39. Thread: GBH Red for Men

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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    Awesome. When I'm a bit more motivated I will hit my favourite brick and mortar shops and see if I can find a 8XXX bottle. The shopkeepers think I'm insane when I ask to see all the boxes :S
  40. Re: How to recognize GUY LAROCHE perfumes: a practical guide.

    I have a box that lists year 1998.
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    Re: Giorgio B. H.for man?

    I stick with 2-3 sprays on the chest. Gives a reasonable release from under the collar without being too intrusive.
  42. Thread: GBH Red for Men

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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    drseid - Was EA the only parent company to reissue the GBH fragrances, beginning around 2008?
  43. Thread: GBH Red for Men

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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    I am wondering if this is the case - if aging EA Giorgio BH bottles (both Red and For Men) yields a more rewarding fragrance. I suppose this applies and any reformulation that seems thin and hollow...
  44. Thread: GBH Red for Men

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    Re: GBH Red for Men

    Sorry, "alleged" would have been better to say than "established". I gathered that from this thread (posts 67 onwards):
    ...
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    Re: Your Summer Rotation

    What's up buddy! Bold choices for summer!
  46. Thread: GBH Red for Men

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    GBH Red for Men

    Since it has been established that early batches of EA Giorgio Beverly Hills for men (i.e. 2008/2009 or so) were very close to original vintage before being tweaked to the light green juice, has it...
  47. Thread: 1 Million Lineup

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    Re: 1 Million Lineup

    A refreshing attitude when talking about this line!
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    Re: Found a bottle of gucci envy 50ml today

    Congrats! Great scent - I have scoured around and bought what I could find in my neck of the woods. Never got as good a deal as you did though!
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    The obvious one that is not on your list is Kouros - I *DO* get stank in the current version, believe it or not.
  50. Thread: Did I goof?

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    Re: Did I goof?

    I saw that, wonder if that's just how it was? I changed my tune about my bottle... The topnotes are definitely off, but after a few minutes they are replaced by a wonderfully spicy, creamy,...
  51. Thread: Did I goof?

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    Re: Did I goof?

    Well, top notes spoiled, overall unwearable unfortunately. Buyer beware on Ebay, I guess! The quest continues...
  52. Re: Wow, some NOS stuff from thrift stores the last two days!

    That is so sad! You must have been disappointed :(
  53. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Quorum in most iterations, Aqua, original, and Silver, are some of my favourite frags. Quality without breaking the bank.
  54. Re: Wow, some NOS stuff from thrift stores the last two days!

    I still have two full 8 oz. MEM bottles of English Leather and Timberline aftershave from a goodwill in Montana ($1.50 each). Both smell fantastic and the English Leather is particularly creamy and...
  55. Re: Any one else only wanna wear your "FAVORITES?"

    Same here. Some days, however, are a struggle; I hate to spend money on something and then not use it. Maybe I'm just cheap.
  56. Thread: Did I goof?

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    Re: Did I goof?

    Encouraging!

    Looking forward to getting my nose on this. I'm a huge classic/powerhouse kinda guy, but I've held of on the original Polo from the start. The discount brick and mortar shops still...
  57. Thread: Did I goof?

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    Re: Did I goof?

    Haha... I don't have the bottle in hand. It's coming in the mail (damn my impulsive buying). It's an old Cosmair bottle. I'll keep you posted! :P
  58. Thread: Did I goof?

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    Did I goof?

    Hi Guys,

    I recently found this bottle of Polo - I didn't pay much for it, but wanted an opinion of the atomizer. It seems obviously out of place. Anyone have any input?

    26780
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    Re: cool water vintage vs cool water reformulation

    Got a cursive bottle a couple of years back before I was even aware of the dreaded "r" word in the world of fragrances. That said, smelling the new block font bottle reveals a thinner scent and a...
  60. Re: Fred Hayman Men's Fragrances, Anything Worth Trying?

    I remember your comparison to niche in your review - read it last night. The scent sounds intriguing and close to the type of frags I like best. At the price it goes for it's not a high-risk blind...
  61. Re: Fred Hayman Men's Fragrances, Anything Worth Trying?

    Haha, Hollywood Men is the one I would have stayed away from most, based only on bottle design.
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    Yeah, not to doubt your integrity at all, Spoombung, but the hype around here about reformulations et al. gets insane sometimes. It would be nice to have a reference for this. Can you link the story...
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    Wondering the same thing...
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    I am also interested in by night. As far as the original, I get a decent amount of cocoa, but also the amazing fig opening and heavy patchouli as it settles.
  65. Re: Fred Hayman Men's Fragrances, Anything Worth Trying?

    Funny - I was just wondering this last night! I was specifically interested in 273 Rodeo Drive for Men.
  66. Re: Francesco Smalto Pour Homme - Varying Manufacturers

    Thanks Slayerized. Interesting! I would have thought, like you, that the Made in France version was older. Shame there is indeed a difference between versions. I doubt I will track down a French...
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    Re: Kokorico reformulation

    *raises hand*

    Count me in too. Own both but find Kokorico to do more for me.




    Spoombung, can you give substantial evidence that this has been reformulated? What is the serial # on your...
  68. Re: Francesco Smalto Pour Homme - Varying Manufacturers

    Yes sir. Exactly my experience - great start, but it fades incredibly quickly and doesn't last. I was expecting a powerhouse bomb. That's why I ask about the Made in France version; if that has good...
  69. Re: Francesco Smalto Pour Homme - Varying Manufacturers

    Fascinating, Hednic. Digging around on the web the connection between Parlux and the Smalto name dates to the mid nineties. It must have terminated before 1998 when the newer Smalto came to be, which...
  70. Re: Francesco Smalto Pour Homme - Varying Manufacturers

    Interesting. My bottle is like the first bottle in my linked thread - nowhere does it say "Parfums Smalto", only "Parlux Fragrances". Unlike your bottle, mine only has a sticker on the bottom; the...
  71. Francesco Smalto Pour Homme - Varying Manufacturers

    Hello,

    Recently I found some FSPH in a brick and mortar shop in town and snapped up a bottle. Hearing how good this stuff was, I was very excited to find it and try it. Overall, it's very good,...
  72. Re: Le Male by JPG limited edition flask bottle smells synthetic

    I would say that on the best of days, le male is synthetic mostly! As for the alcohol content, i don't recall the bottle ever saying the percentage. It is probably a play on the flask design rather...
  73. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Plain 'ol le male. Enamored with it, it's what got me into this game and I finally broke down and bought a bottle this week...
  74. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Cheers, mate.
  75. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Strange as in the Lancaster name is on a supposably inferior product.

    Next, that is very strange about your box and bottle. Must be a transition bottle. So, I'm guessing that all block font...
  76. Re: Gems from the past: Oscar de la Renta "Pour Lui" (1980)

    In my top 5. I own both the vintage and new, and think the reformulation has been very kind.
  77. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Thanks all. Strange then - I was under the impression that at least with Cool Water, the Lancaster version was the one to go for.

    Love the scent, it's almost a proto gourmand IMO.
  78. Thread: Jpg

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    Re: Jpg

    Is it certain that the bottle is changed for good? That doesn't make sense to me. Actually bought Le Male for the first time this week.

    As common as it is, as simple, etc. etc. etc., I love the...
  79. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Re: Zino Davidoff

    Hmm. The mystery deepens!

    Anyone else? Do your "block font" bottles say Lancaster on the bottom?
  80. Thread: Zino Davidoff

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    Zino Davidoff

    Hey All,

    I blind bought Zino - excellent fragrance so far, very much enjoying it. I have a question though. My bottle is the block font, not the cursive. The box clearly says Coty, etc. etc.
    ...
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    I'm so curious to solve the mystery! Do you recall what the bottle looked like?! Great story!

    For me, it was first aftershaves like Old Spice and Aqua Velva. For the stronger stuff, it was Classic...
  82. Re: Your the 'average joe' which two frags do you live with for the rest of your life?

    Can't agree more with the first post - La Nuit and ADG.
  83. Thread: Joop!

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    Re: Joop!

    As I understand it, the upper photo is the 2nd generation design, the lower photo is the original. The current bottle is the 3rd generation design. I have the newest version and it doesn't smell much...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Hmmm... tough one.

    Gucci Pour Homme I
    Oscar Pour Lui
    Kouros
    Le Male (I have Terrible, but you get the gist)
    Gianfranco Ferre
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    Re: Xtreme Couture by Randy Couture?

    Huge MMA fan here (the joy I felt when Couture knocked down Tim Sylvia) - but I feel like a fragrance named after a MMA star can't be... good?
  86. Re: This man wears Kouros to work everyday, so I stopped wearing Kouros

    April 2009... i *think * its metal plates...
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    Re: azzarro chrome x prada infusion dhomme

    Chrome is the only offering from the genre I genuinely enjoy. Great for warmer months.
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    Re: FragranceX Free Shipping Worldwide No Longer?

    I have done the same, but overall I've spent hundreds there. They are definitely making a tidy profit.



    Whoops! Thanks for that.



    Agreed. I just yesterday went there to see my options......
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    Re: FragranceX Free Shipping Worldwide No Longer?

    I tend to buy the cheapies, 40$ and under, one at a time. Might have to double up now...
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    Re: FragranceX Free Shipping Worldwide No Longer?

    69$ US and up only I'm afraid...
  91. Re: Tom Ford's Santal Blush & Gucci Rush for men .. Similar?

    I have Envy and PZ Sartoriale, and frankly, I find Sartoriale very close to Envy, as in, 85-90% close. This has me wondering, are Envy and Rush similar fragrances?
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    FragranceX Free Shipping Worldwide No Longer?

    Tried to check out of FragranceX today and usually I use the coupon code "FREE". This has been getting me free shipping worldwide for the past 3 years and up until last month... Now it no longer...
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I

    Awesome, 30 going on 55 here then I guess! :P

    I do seem to gravitate to the in-your-face frags though.
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    Re: Gucci Pour Homme I

    A modern classic, IMO.
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    Re: Love Brut Splash On

    A pleasure to splash on after a Saturday morning shave.
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    Re: juicy couture dirty english, good or bad?

    Great bottle, nice scent - if a little ordinary. In my experience the 20 somethings really like this one!

    Worth it for a discount, not for 50$ +
  97. Re: my trip to the mall, dior homme, gucci pour homme ii and more

    Congrats on the GPHII - definitely worth picking up!
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    Re: Was at the Guerlain Boutique today

    Going to wear it tonight! Can't wait!
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    Re: Zirh Corduroy review

    Very nice scent but I find it a bit thin. Longevity average on me and with mild projection. For this reason I am gifting my mostly full bottle to a relative who really likes it.
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    Re: Was at the Guerlain Boutique today

    To me that doesn't make sense - A shame really.
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