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    Re: Oriental Floral Recommendations?

    :oI knew someone would bring these two to light if I kept quiet long enough, and Iím glad it was you who did. While I havenít worn or smelled Coco in well over a decade, I think itís safe to call it...
  2. Re: Clean, summer fragrance recommendations

    SMN Patchouli.
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    Re: Pricing discontinued fragrances?

    I think you did right, because although I would have tried posting in the private group dedicated to discontinued fragrances, none of the groups I joined - the ďDiscontinuedsĒ being one example - are...
  4. Thread: Vanilla

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    Re: Vanilla

    :oThank you, crashtestbrummie, for the informative links.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    :oGood for you! I used to read online how some people found Parure edt (the parfum is long discontinued) redundant because of the presence of Mitsouko already in their wardrobe, but I don’t agree. ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Jovan Musk was a worthy all around drugstore cheapie I wouldn’t look down on. The Prince Matchabelli Verve line had its own similar style Musk. Wear it well, Diddy. One time, I found a bottle of...
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    Re: Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles

    Thank you for the heads up, Bonnette. I’ll pass on those, too.
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    Re: Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles

    fragrancenet carries it at a fantastic deal, but I donít think the formula even resembles the extreme reformulation I used to own! Surely by now, Bal is a rerererererereformulation! Iíd pass.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    +1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m a fan.:thumbup:
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    Re: Bugs Donít Like My SOTD

    Great point!:thumbup: That’s very true about the patchouli leaves, that they were placed in silk-carrying cargo aboard ships during sea travel, to protect the silk from insect-caused erosion. This...
  11. Thread: Vanilla

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    Re: Vanilla

    As already stated in my post directly under the OP, Guerlain Shalimar uses synthetic vanilla.:p
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Yeah, I’m thinking the same for myself! Eau Sauvage is a no-brainer because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into when I tried it, but when I did, I knew I had to buy a bottle for myself. No...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I see that Cherie was released in 2005. My bottle was clearly labeled Miss Dior 100ml edt, which I bought in Canada. I’m reaching into my memory and am thinking about the many, many times I visited...
  14. Thread: Vanilla

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    Re: Vanilla

    *scratches head* :/
    I thought vanilla was a synthetic in perfumery, as in Guerlain Shalimar.

    Me no know. Having trouble with the link.
    *scratches head again* /:

    Edited to add: I...
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    Re: Bugs Donít Like My SOTD

    Wonderful!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so right, Scarce. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, etc.:grin:
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    Re: Stand up to humidity

    Patchouli works for me, especially the one from SMN.:o
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    Whatever it is, you’ll be fine and beat the “creeping crud”. These coming out-of-nowhere skin conditions come and go as they please; take it from me. Don’t stress over it, and have yourself a good...
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    Re: SOTD feature malfunctioning

    I changed my mind about my SOTD after posting, and so I went and deleted it. Not the first time I’ve done that. I haven’t experienced any weird tech glitches with the feature until this morning. ...
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Redneck, Iím a fan of Mel Brooks movies, especially History of the World, Part 1.:o
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    Re: Bugs Donít Like My SOTD

    Oh no! I’m a mosquito magnet.:undecided:
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    Re: Bugs Donít Like My SOTD

    I like fireflies.:o
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    :shocked:Whoa!
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Popped in to say YAY!:2vrolijk_08:
  25. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    +1 mikeperez23!!!!!!!!:thumbup: Adding that I’m looking forward to this new version.
  26. Re: Possible need thread?: Best reformulation of a vintage fragrance

    I won’t say which one springs to mind, since my answer is already known among vintage / non-vintage fragrance enthusiasts.:lipsrsealed:
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Please do, and thanks! (I read somewhere here that the parfum is flowers over leather.:confused: I can’t say, since I haven’t tried it.)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thank you, Diddy. Yes, your fake conversational description does help paint a picture. Is that an edt? edp? parfum perhaps?
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Cook.bot, that’s the same type of bottle I’ve been eyeing. Thank you for the link.

    Do you mean costus, as in oily hair scalp? I love galbanum, but costus? No.

    Edited to add: I think I’ll...
  30. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    Personally, I wouldn’t want Zoologist to go mainstream and for the uncompromising 5 Star stroke of genius that is / was Bat to become a commercially appealing fragrance with reformulation and...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I’m very interested in hearing your thoughts on it, Diddy.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    grayspoole, I bought a 100ml bottle of Miss Dior edt from......La Baie? Ogilvy?....in Montreal in the mid-2000s??.....before the “Originale” name tag, and yes, I can confirm smelling a funny popcorn...
  33. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    It’s obvious that organizational space is an issue for some of us, but I think you’re handling it well. Thank you for sharing your methods, Kitty2Shoes. My scrunchies and old telephone chord style...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Wow, your pics of sunny Nice take me back to Greece, the bottom pic transporting me to my favorite island, Naxos, with its tall and narrow twists and turns, whispering winds, mellow and ambient...
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    Re: Spicebomb Night Vision Story

    The hug would be considered an overt display of flirtation and affection in my neck of the woods.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    :oA fine choice!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    :oYay!
  38. Re: Can you tell me a masterful blend with a stage of...

    The classic Guerlains are like that.:o
  39. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    Bat is an olfactory experience I admire from afar. The over-ripened fruits and all-too-fleeting notes of banana and fig are exactly to my taste, though itís well-known I donít do skank, or enjoy...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I do believe there is plenty to be said about the Aventus fragrance for it to have a subforum dedicated solely to it and its evolution since the inception of the scent in 2010.
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    Re: Chasing Ghosts

    +2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbup::thumbup:
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Hooray for another O.P.I.!:2vrolijk_08:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Interesting, grayspoole. I did not add Worth Je Reviens to my list of tries due to the......I think the word “poor” is an understatement for the reformulation I smelled. I’ve never seen the Lalique...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    I have long hair, my longest ever (with short bangs), and feel my hair isn’t long enough! The last time I went to the hair salon, I retouched my color, had my bangs sheared, and cleaned up the dead...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I like the fairy nymphs.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    No will do Facebook. No decant. Full bottle only. And that’s if I come across one in the batch I’m supposedly going to like. If I don’t, then so be it.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    :grin:Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.........I would rock that sweater......with feeling!:thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Me too! Guerlain Apres L’Ondee will be my SOTD.:o
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    :2vrolijk_08:Happy to be among you all! YAY!:vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I’m having second thoughts because there is such a thing as too many random and different opinions floating about. The figures don’t add up. I will hold off on Aventus for now. Thanks.;)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Mini Houbigant Quelques Violettes + back of Cheerios cereal box educational note. Enjoy!:o104458
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    :dankk2:Awe, thank you so very much hellbentforleather. 17SO1 it will be. Now all I have to do is locate some.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I specifically want a prominent pineapple fruit note, though that is not to say I’m looking for a light and sunny pineapple fruit juice of a frag. I would love to have the pineapple over a dank...
  54. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    There is an old, Victorian dress design with a shape that resembles an upside down cone or upright Christmas Tree in Godey’s Lady’s Book, with no cinched waist in sight! An oddity of a shape you...
  55. Re: Is this Creed GIT Fake (pics attached) Tester bottle

    Try fragrancenet.com for a 100% legit bottle of Creed at a discount. I think they still have G.I.T. in the whopping 4oz. size in stock. I did consider buying G.I.T. for myself, but changed my mind....
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I love oakmoss. Looking back on this thread and scrolling down the comments, I read here that the 18G11 is citrusy and doesn’t last. I would like to hear more about the 18GO2 because I’m confused.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thanks (again) for the clarification about the 18 batches and the bottle inside the box inconsistency! I was not expecting that. You helped narrow it down for me.:o

    Edited to add: Guess not.
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    G02 and seconding the G11 then. (The DO2 also sounds great, but if there’s no smoke at all, I’m not into it. It’s “dank”, you say? Dank as in patchouli??) Thank you for making it easy! I’ve been...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thank you wilfred. I know what I’m into. I’m not looking for berries or vanilla here. This 18GO2 sounds perfect to me. 18G11 would be my second pick.

    What’s the 18DO2, please?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    This 18 sounds like a batch I’d be totally into. How many 18s are there in the batches among batches, and what are, if any, the notable differences or variations among them?

    Edited to add: Maybe...
  61. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A mini Houbigant Quelques Violettes.
  62. Re: Help Me Find... (Looking For Recommendations)

    Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle.
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Oh Bonnette, you know you’re killing me here. *sighs, sniffles, sobs*:cry:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    That’s some ad. *mesmerized*:shocked:
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage Woman?

    I voted 4 Jubilation 25.:o
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Another mesmerizing ad.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    :2vrolijk_08:YAY, have a great time, Bavard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    *GASPS!*:o
  70. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    ZC, so the coffee beans really work?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I used to see dishes of them placed all over the Sephoras in the ‘90s. I had no idea! I thought the coffee beans were a store gimmick!
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    Re: Your Favorite Decade

    The Ď70s & Ď80s. While the two decades contrasted in style and overall feel, in my opinion theyíre equally lavish, with the late Ď70s overlapping into the early Ď80s. I love the formal ease, the...
  72. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I’ve been watching this thread closely ‘cause I could use a worthy cheapie in my wardrobe, while budgeting for those Guerly vtgs. It could wait.

    Great thread, Palmy! Thanks for your suggestions....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Good morning all! Cartier L’Heure Mysterieuse today.

    *blushes, waves* I enjoy my coffee hot and my toilet seat cold.:o
  74. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    ZC, is that a paper Starbucks coffee cup I see standing amongst your crowd of fumes? On the top shelf there, because I’m thinking of the blueberry Cheerios box I’ve got sitting on top of my fridge,...
  75. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I know what you mean about buying multiples of the same clothing item. I do that with leggings and stretch pants because they fit me well and feel comfortable; they never dig into me, or my...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    :laugh:I didn’t say the version I smelled was “modern”. I was responding to cacio’s post.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    The last fashion exhibit I attended at The MET was Anglomania, and it was such a long time ago. I have no idea. A Moschino, maybe?
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    I haven’t smelled Caron Pour Un Homme in ages, but I’m glad you brought it up, cacio, because that lavender fragrance stood out for me.
  79. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I’m in my mid-40’s, and buy mostly ‘80s vintage, with the exception of footwear and those unflattering, high-waisted pant bottoms that caused my short torso to just disappear and made my bottom swell...
  80. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    Any vintage Guerlain.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Today, I bought a box of triple Mitsouko soap, and a mini Houbigant Quelques Violettes.:o

    I asked the seller who sent me the wrong soap (Chamade) to put on hold for me one more Mitsouko listing,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Again, wishing Bavard a Happy Birthday.:o

    Can’t take my eyes off the mesmerizing pic above!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Wow, that is a mesmerizing pic.
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Palmolive, you should visit the Vintage forum more often.:o
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I feel the same way about Guerlain. Must be the Guerlinade. I don’t know what it is that makes this house smell supremely magical to me.:o
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    :birthdays:Happy (belated) Birthday, Bavard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:vrolijk_26:

    I keep missing people’s birthdays in the SOTD thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I only know the post-‘89 formula of Rochas...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I pick up so many fine details from you experts here in my favorite basenotes forum. Seriously. *sheds a tear and dabs*:cry:

    I am taking this newfound knowledge to heart and applying it towards...
  89. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    :shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked:WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, SCARCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +1 ALL THE FRIGGIN WAY HOME WITH THIS MORNING’S...
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    I’ve used as much Guerlain.....no, that’s wrong, I can say much more now, in my life than I have Chanel, with the exceptions of skincare and makeup.

    So what I would do is flip the cost of my...
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    Re: Iris Question

    :2vrolijk_08:YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:
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    Re: Iris Question

    :sad:Please don’t settle for anything less, Starblind. Get what you WANT! You know deep down what your heart desires.:o
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    My doggy has the best turtle poop breath, even with her new prescription diet. If I could bottle her breath, I think many folks here would love it! Ever owned a turtle? I’m not talking about a...
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    Re: Iris Question

    :oYAY, Bonnette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    For all matters concerning oakmoss and Chypre, it is worth taking a visit to the Vintage forum. See you there!:coolold:
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    No contest. Mitsouko. More Mitsouko to come.:coolold::thumbup:
  97. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    3: incense, violet, orris
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Slow as hell.
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    The candle set I have is UNUM LAVS.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I went into your link for the Chanel no.5 pour le sac with metal skin. Metal skin over plastic? Interesting. Iím not surprised the spray cases were made entirely of plastic later in the decade. ...
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