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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I never noticed before that the Versace L'Homme bottle is wearing epaulets.
  2. Thread: Men vs. Women

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    Re: Men vs. Women

    That Biebel essay was thought-provoking. It may have even made me re-think my knee-jerk dismissive reaction to bro-culture in fragrance... at least a little bit. Men do seem to seek tribal...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Oh, Caz, thank you so much for catching and posting that! I've been wishing for ages that the Osmotheque would post videos of these conferences.

    Now I can download it and slow down the speed...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Coulda been worse. Coulda been "doorman".
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    And the beat goes on.

    LiveJazz and I just got into a swap and discussion of this too. We both agreed that the cylindrical bottles, being less floral, might have a sliiiiight edge in being...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    That decant came from a 200ml coppertop I got from Johnny_Ludlow, who is the Boswell to Eau d'Hermes's Dr. Johnson. It turned out to be the best coppertop example I've ever smelled. I don't think...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Quarry, I am so exhausted on your behalf. You deserve unlimited ice cream for supper tonight. And I learned that the weedy blue flowers on the side of my house are spiderwort!

    That is some...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Do any of these daylilies under discussion have a scent?

    Thanks to the SOTD thread, I've just realized that all my life I've been confusing daylilies with alstroemeria.
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  9. Thread: Vanilla

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    Re: Vanilla

    I doubt it. Wasn't the very existence of Shalimar credited to the earliest synthesizing of vanilla?

    But the global shortage and price hike of vanilla (beans, especially) is wreaking havoc on...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Perhaps you should review the title of this thread. A post-2000 release would be outside the purview of this discussion.

    To get an answer to your question, you might consider posting it in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    Vintage Diorling by Guess Who

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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    No, I don't find much difference in the smell itself, just in the texture. The parfum is denser, richer, "thicker". I tend to prefer EDTs over parfums for just that reason, I like sharpness in my...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Nice! I've been wanting one of those columnar bottles of DD for a long time. Do come back and tell us how it compares to the houndstooth bottle.

    Oh, wait -- do you have any samples of the EDT...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow, 750mls. I can't even imagine owning a bottle that large. It's the size of a bottle of wine!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yes.

    House name appearing above scent name on box and bottle seems to indicate an earlier year of production -- but I haven't yet figured out precisely what year that change happened.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yes, I own a mini of it. It's quite nice.



    Oh, of course. I should have thought of that, knowing his spraying habits. :)



    What an embarassment of riches. Nothing succeeds like excess!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I know better than to ever question your Dior forensics, but -- is that the only example you know of (from that era) where the name of the scent appears above the Dior name? Apart from Eau Sauvage,...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What was the point of that? Is there some secret about Insensé that I don't know?
  19. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    Ha! We should start a thread to see who has the most carded samples of Exceptional.
  20. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    Bottles and boxes I'm good about keeping tucked away in a chest of drawers. Samples -- not so much.

    This is the terrifying view behind my laptop.

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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    JR is all set with his "trousse voyage atomiseurs".

    Vintage Miss Dior for me today.

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Your story is so much better than what probably actually happened. Which was something like Bernard Chant staring at a bottle of Cabochard six years after he created it, and thinking "Hmm. How can...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    @Jon Rodgers -- "trousse voyage atomiseurs" -- Bon voyage, JR!



    Il n'y a pas de quoi, cher. Looking forward to your impressions. Anticipating wifely disdain. <accomplished while I wasn't...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I was planning to wear Diorama again today, but then I picked up the bottle of Miss Dior sitting next to it; I had forgotten that my Miss is one of the 'atomiseur' types that we gave such a...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I'll bet that someone, somewhere, is specializing in collecting only Miss Dior, in all its seemingly infinite variations and bottlings.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Finger cramps?
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    If you mean the parfum of Diorissimo, yes, I have. But I'm not the person to ask, since it's the only vintage Dior I don't like, purely because I can't abide LOTV.

    If you mean the parfum of...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Come to think of it, I've never seen any of the vintage Diors discussed here in EDP or PDT format. Have you, Grayspoole?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    I don't have to deal with any other humans today so I'm home alone and wiggin' out in Jungle L'Elephant by Kenzo.



    https://u.makeup.com.ua/f/ft/ftmtf8sdnw1u.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Oh yeah! Exotica and Space Age Bachelor Pad Music. I love that stuff. Just the perfect music for sipping a fruity cocktail.
    ...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Preach, brother.

    And straight out of the bottle, that smell is such a red flag for me that I can't even judge the rest of the scent objectively.

    Which reminds me, I meant to submit:

    Black...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Quite a change from the days when you only allowed yourself a new bottle of perfume on the solstice! :)
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    I don't think it's as complicated as any of that. Goutal claims it was named for this garden structure ("nymph's cave") in a sort of 16th-century water park in Lombardy.

    If you have 5 minutes,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That was an interesting one from ZC's Avon pass. As I recall, the development went from dusty weeds to cocktail bitters to sweet mosses. It reminded me of Chanel No. 18.

    But what kind of vehicle...
  35. Re: A Dramedy - L'Heure Bleue and a Salad Spinner - share your tragedies and redemptions

    Loved your story -- but I like a bit of drama! Very clever of you to think of the salad spinner, and I'm glad you got some satisfaction out of a miserable experience. Do come back and let us know...
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    The smell of the rich daddy I didn't get to have. The one who would have bought me a pony.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Happy Summer Solstice to everyone! (Or at least everyone in the northern hemisphere.)

    Every time a solstice or equinox rolls around, I'm reminded of Trilby Lark and her former practice of only...
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    Re: Warhol's Guerlain Appreciation

    That makes me realize that I've never heard anyone talk about his clothing. Did he wear designer duds?
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    Re: Warhol's Guerlain Appreciation

    Since "plantes marine" would seem to indicate seaweed, I'm betting it's a skin care product.

    I'm more fascinated by the bottles of "Fashion Tan". When, pray tell, did Andy Warhol ever attempt to...
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    What could signify summer more than ripe tomatoes on the vine and figs? I'll seize any excuse to wear my beloved Ninfeo Mio by Annick Goutal.

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    Re: Quince accord question for you

    I've only had quince in the form of that paste that the Spanish make from it, and I'm told all the sugar made it quite different from the fresh, which I suppose would be the case with your marmalade...
  42. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    She looks like she stole every piece of her outfit from Stevie Nick's closet.
  43. Re: Where to buy Le Cri de la Lumiere (and other PdE fragrances) in the US?

    Me neither! PdE is such an exceptionally good house, they really need to get their distribution issues straightened out.
  44. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I used to buy this for my boyfriend when it first came out, and I think paid like $70-80 for it then (~$130 today?). I had no idea it had gotten so cheap; I should give it another spin to see how...
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    Re: Your Favorite Decade

    My favorite decade is one I wasn't even alive for: the 1940s. In fashion, the menswear tailoring of women's suits and sportswear; the elaborate Balenciaga look of women's evening wear. In music,...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Tee hee. Wrong thread, Hednic!
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    This is rather alarming. Was there no notification of any kind on the package, stating what the problem was with it, or how it got damaged, or whether that occurred on the U.S. or the Netherlands...
  48. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I picked up a bottle of Shock to give to the kid who mows my lawn (and to wean him off Axe), and wound up liking it so much I kept it for myself!
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    What was that lavender scent made by some sort of monks that Luca Turin used to always go on & on about? Had "island" or something similar in the name?
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Oh god yes, how could we not have thought of them?
  51. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Five years ago you had somewhat questionable taste in purses.


    <jk> <zc knows I love him>
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    Re: Casinos room perfume

    Every casino I've ever been in just smelled like cigarette smoke. But I haven't been in one for 10 or 12 years, so that might be a thing of the past by now.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Any Le Male is certainly a contender (especially the Popeye), but I would submit Christian Lacroix's egregious "C'est La Vie", for its name and human-heart-with-aorta bottle, and its sledgehammer of...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I just did a quick calculation and realized that the eight perfumes we've been discussing here, plus the masculine Eau Sauvage, constituted the entire* fragrance output of the House of Dior for the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I want to shop where Cuney shops.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Diorling (1963)

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Diorling (1963)

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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Y'all are making me think I've been unfair to Diorling. I'm going to wear it today with a more open mind, and banishing all thoughts of the kind of big, boisterous leather that I usually like.


    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    From your lips to Papsi's ears.
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    "Erotic Me" has my attention. Solely osmanthus and leather? I could go for that.
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Currently undergoing massive amounts of discussion in the ongoing vintage Dior thread. You could start here and work downwards -- or upwards, for that matter. There's a lot of talk of both.
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    You should try both Diorella and Diorama, preferably in vintage editions. Melons, greens, and little hint of skank.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I guess I need to re-try Femme, 'cause I'm just not feeling it. Maybe my bottle is wonky.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Even though I can only wear it virtually, I salute the birthday of one of Basenotes' best!

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Bardot and I both wish a....


    Joyeux anniversaire à Bavard!

    Un bon gentilhomme et un copain de parfum généreux
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Agreed. It's the least distinctive of the Roudnitska Diors. And it's supposed to be a leather. Leather? Où est le cuir? I'd like to try a different bottle of it to see if it's any more...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It's interesting that just adding those bar shadows across her face makes that ad so much sexier.



    Totally unknown to me, and I was suprised there's even a directory entry for it here. Which...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    There's such a strain of cynicism running through the whole enterprise, from the naming, to the fragrances themselves, to the pricing. It's depressing.



    Yes, it was surprising to see a vetiver...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Every time I see that bottle I get goosebumps.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    That smell of animalic fur in Dryad was the thing I liked best about it -- so much like nosing a warm animal, or a human scalp. But like Grayspoole I felt the rest didn't live up to it, and like you...
  71. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Caz, here's an analogy I think you can relate to: I recently bought my favorite product from a favorite bakery, a vanilla-almond pastry filled with vanilla pastry cream. It was so unlike all...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Just for purposes of clarity for anyone reading this thread 10 years from now:

    If I know anything at all about Grayspoole, I'll bet that N.Cal's sample of Diorella from her did not come from a...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    <THUD>



    Frankly I see virtually no relation between the three of them. All three may have fruit accords, but the fruits are all very different. All three wear completely differently in terms...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Reeling them in to the cult, one fish at a time.
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    That it is, brother. It's all mammal.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I've just spent a delightful all-Diorama afternoon, comparing lavish applications of Grayspoole's, Bavard's and mine. This is perfume heaven for me.

    My nose finds very little difference between...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Oh, he says it flat out. When Sam Spade's secretary tells him that Cairo is there to see him, she literally says "This guy is queer."
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Poor Joel Cairo. By this point, he's probably suffered more critical analysis than any minor literary character outside of Dostoyevsky.

    Given the care and expense with which he dressed, and since...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Cuney, you certainly do come up with interesting stuff.
  80. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    Bummer. I was really hoping for a grassy taste from the vetiver.



    Hmm. That's the equivalent of $1.64 US for less than 7 ounces. That does seem high.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Interesting find, you little forensic digger, you. I'll bet that "6 ML" designation made your eyes pop out like a Tex Avery cartoon character. :)

    I've only owned one of the metal-skinned EDT...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    For Stanley Kubrick's 'The Killing':

    Avon 'Vigorate for Sterling Hayden and Coty L'Aimant for Marie Windsor

    https://www.scaruffi.com/director/kubrick/kubr12.jpg
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Ma Griffe for Rita Hayworth in 'Gilda':

    https://imgc.artprintimages.com/img/print/gilda-1946-directed-by-charles-vidor-rita-hayworth-b-w-photo_u-l-q1c3o0o0.jpg?h=550&w=550
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    And I just learned there's a Roja named "Oligarch". I wonder if he thinks these names are amusing? Why not go all the way and call one "Numbered Bank Account in the Caymans"?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    ^^^ Broken link!
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    :)

    I'm licking my thumb and applying it to my hip while making a sizzling sound.

    But I do think they were talking about the actual formula, and not the commercially produced version of the...
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    Re: A question for women

    I'm a big fan too, but for me its power is in the ivy leaf accord. The anise is a bonus. And it does seem rather divisive, judging by reactions I've gotten to it.



    Is that really true? I've...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    There are currently two reports on Basenotes from members who attended the recent Osmotheque conference on Edmond Roudnitska. Both are virtually mandatory reading for anyone discussing the vintage...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Haha! I'm pretty sure the "gi" as used by Ryan refers to that 2-piece pajama-like outfit that martial artists wear.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I know. The only thing I buy in that kind of quantity is milk.

    I tried to talk him into selling it to me when he found it, but he wouldn't budge. And really, who can blame him?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    So cheerful!



    That makes me laugh and I don't even know why.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Well, there was the one bright spot of Vetiver Homme, which I liked quite a lot. And it seems presumptuous to write off an entire house on the basis of just 3 samples, but I think the whole ethos of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Syncing in Tiare by Ormonde Jayne.

    With thanks to Ebenas, wherever she may be!

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I'm afraid I share all of Donna's peeves, plus a mild aversion to vanilla, so this sync is not my cuppa.

    However, I'm saved by Ormonde Jayne Tiare, which I love for the bright green, crisp...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I've had several bottles marked "voyage", and the one thing they all had in common was they were all splashes, and all had a restrictor plug in the neck of the bottle -- presumably to prevent spills...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I mailed off my five samples to Epapsiou, even though I hadn't yet made notes on the last two.

    I'm sorry, Bavard. I failed. I just didn't have the stomach to go on. And since one of them was...
  97. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    It's been nice knowing you, Starblind! Let's start a book club when we both get to the poorhouse.
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    Re: Iris Question

    And on Saturday you should have a decant of Chanel No. 19 extrait. Fingers crossed for you.

    I have an ominous feeling, though, that nothing's going to quite hit the spot for you like the Xerjoff....
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    Re: A question for women

    Well, to be perfectly blunt, it's rodent excreta.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyraceum

    From these little guys:

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    That Iquitos is intriguing, JR. I must get around to trying that one day, it seems to contain every note I love, as long as the rose isn't too overbearing. Papsi's review said it made him feel...
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