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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd February, 2020

    Miz Q, I just ran across a very old thread by you where you were pitting Miss Balmain against Cabochard for shelf space. But you never came back and announced who won! What was the final verdict?
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  2. Re: What letters do you not own any fragrance beginning with?

    In French it's a separate word, apart from the Latin phrase. Means "misunderstanding." Odd name for a perfume.
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    I wonder if I'm the only person who has Quiproquo for "Q". It's just a decant, so I didn't list it in the wardrobe, though the bottle did pass through my hands at one time.


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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Whatever you do, never EVER let PureCaramel find out where you live. Especially since you're both in the same country.
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    Tudo bem, Andrei! Salvador, Bahia is #1 on my wish list of places to visit. I'm a great fan of axé musica.

    I think you should try a highly-rated cheapie favorite of Zealot Crusader -- Samba for...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    House twins with CC in Yendi by Capucci (1974). I only have a mini of this, but I think I'm going to need a biggie. Because my yen for green chypres is apparently bottomless.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    One must have standards.



    Good lord. That was disgusting.

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    I'm so dazzled! Did I just accidentally wander into the latest runway show by Dolce & Gabbana?

    So much for fragrance being part of the "fashion" industry, eh? At least, not for those of us who...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I've long wanted to sniff that! Do tell us about it.
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    Re: I officially have a problem!

    Oh-la-la. The LED strip lights give it a very Las Vegas sort of look.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Oh, then that's quite different.

    Emily Litella says:

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    Re: Notes that you cannot tolerate

    Even a narcissus-hater like me has to admit what a superior piece of art Ostara is. A masterful creation. So much so that I bought a bottle of it as a gift for my boss, who adores both the flower...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I've also had Silver Lining experiences in that situation. I bought a sealed vintage 50ml Dior EDT from a highly respected Basenoter, and when opened it had evaporated by two-thirds. But when I...
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    Re: Sycomore, Encre Noir, and...

    It might help if you gave us some idea of what you consider acceptable bottle design. I looked at your wardrobe, but I couldn't see any consistent design ethic at work there.

    I'm a fanatic about...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    If I were the seller I might fight you on that. If you buy a sealed package, with no ability to predict the contents, you're pretty much buying Schrodinger's perfume, n'est-ce pas?
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    Re: Notes that you cannot tolerate

    Oh god yes. Narcissus is the worst, both the flower and the perfume material. Literally nauseating.

    Followed closely by rubber notes, but at least they don't make me feel like I'm going to puke.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I've bought almost a dozen of those tourist coffrets and evaporation is often a problem, even in sealed sets. No way for seller to know.



    My guess is it's more likely the shoe company.
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    Oh lawdy, you are singing my song.
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    Re: One Fragrance for One Month

    Cartier Declaration Essence
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Earlyn, have you ever seen a 'made in France' label on a Lauren bottle like Monsieur Montana's large Polo bottle? I haven't.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I do, but it's not going to enlighten us in this area because it was published in 1980, prior to the Cosmair reformulations. But if you want to see it, it's here:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yee-haw.
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    Re: Storage vs. humidity

    Not gonna happen with perfumes because of the alcohol content.



    Yeah, how's humidity going to bother a liquid that's encased in glass?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Well, there you go then. If it's on eBay, it must be real. 樂

    (Actually, now that I think about it, I believe I once owned a Cosmair version of the cologne. And I think it was as dismal as...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    You might have. It's possible they still made the cologne for a while after Cosmair took over distribution.

    I just noticed that your emoji showed up as a kanji when it was quoted.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th February, 2020

    Haha! The levitatin' Trilby.

    I'm going to take advantage of her absence to drench myself in Jean Nate splash, because she hates it.

    I'm a tiny bit worred about the Pickle Kitten. He's barely...
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    Dior did the same thing with Eau Fraiche, but gave it an even more frenchified name for U.S. sales, which seems weird.
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    Never argue with a cook, unless you don't value your digestive health.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    This is me. I've felt anxious ever since the list topped 100. I'd like to pare it back to 40-50.

    Several years ago I thought I wanted to be a collector of vintages, but in the intervening years...
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    I always thought it had something to do with our pirate history, but now I see that 'brigand' is supposed to denote a mountain or forest bandit, like a highwayman, so I was wrong about that. Seems...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    This is me after my Piguet Futur arrived:

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    Such a gorgeous bitter green opening! Such a gorgeous woody vetiver drydown!

    But right in the middle of it, a gigantic slug of piercing...
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    And it would have been even more appropriate for Piguet's Brigand!



    Me too. The lady walking Pan on a leash is great. But given Elsa's circle of friends, I wish they'd gone in an even more...
  34. Re: Conquering Fragrancenet: A Guide to Navigating The Biggest Discounter You Love to Hate

    You are amazing, Buysblind. There should be a little corner of Basenotes labelled "Buysblind University" where all your informational threads are collected.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Wow, you've just made me really want to try (modern) Devin. I'm not sure how it's eluded me until now.
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    I've watched that movie twice now, and never caught that! Very moving film, and such a marvelous performance from Banderas.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I think Marand's right about that, based on the evolution of Polo's sister scent, Lauren. Warner/Lauren label, cologne only, from 1978-85, then went to EDT with the switch to Cosmair.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    That makes three of us. I'll recuse myself this week, as I don't have a single fragrance that I associate with any item of clothing.
  39. Thread: Chypre-Siam

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    Re: Chypre-Siam

    I'm wearing it right now, about 6 hours into it, and I think I detect what he meant. A slight dark sweetness, which to my nose is ylang. But I kinda like it.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Which bottle do you have, Starblind? I find that the version in the mandolin-shaped bottle is my favorite.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Or a cautionary tale. :)
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    Re: 3 random leathers - pass the sample

    So was his immortelle pass!
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    I'll be eager to hear your reactions, since our taste in greens is often similar.

    It depresses me, though, that we've reached a stage where $2.20/ml is considered a reasonable price.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Ooof, like a knife in my heart. I love that stuff!

    Have you smelled the old Charles of the Ritz version, Trilby? The newer Revlon one is pretty vile.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    That must cause a lot of tension with the half of you that wants to smell like pastrami on rye.
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    What he said.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Yeah, it's probably either that or my Scandinavian heritage that accounts for me liking perfumes that smell like herring more than my Hispanic neighbors do.
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Please don't get started until I go pop some popcorn.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    *sigh*
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I never see anyone here wearing this. Are any of you gents fans of the vintage?

    It was so popular in its day, I'd think there would be tons of it on the aftermarket, even in the original...
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    Re: Salted Green Mango

    More than want!

    Anybody have tips on where you can find this stuff?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th February, 2020

    Safari by Lauren, EDC

    For some reason today it's smelling like Vent Vert.

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Safari by Lauren EDC (1990)

    Enough galbanum to strangle Epapsiou twice.

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    Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Gee, I think this and Voyage are both brilliant Hermes bottles.

    It wasn't always so expensive, was it? I don't remember that it was.

    Rosemanthus?? Wow, I really need to revisit Galop. I...
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    Re: The Eau Sauvage vintage thread

    I favor the Brobdingnagian version.

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Eeeek! Have you been invaded by a trophy burglar??
  57. Re: Fragrances That Are Neither Under Or Overrated

    And what's the over/under on this thread, anyway? I'd like to get a bet down.
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    From Geza Schoen, no less:


    https://img.perfume.com/images/products/parent/medium/62596w.jpg

    At least it looks like the graphic designer had some fun with the packaging.
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    Re: Fragrance that make you happy

    The fizzy ginger of Vaninger by Oliver & Co. Every time I spray it, I want to say "Wheeee!" like a 4-year-old.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    Piney, I think your Banksy avatar is the first one I've ever seen.
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    Re: Help me recognise this perfume

    I would bet that people have been counterfeiting No. 5 since World War II or even earlier.



    That was my first thought too. My second was "I hope that person has seen a doctor."
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I don't need any flowers, or any candy, but I wouldn't mind one of those jadeite bottles of the parfum version of this stuff.

    1000 EDT by Jean Patou (1972)

    Happy Valentine's Day to all the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th February, 2020

    1000 by Jean Patou for the sync.

    Happy Valentine's day, y'all!

    https://www.dealsanimg.com/d/l400/pict/133319537740_/-vintage-jean-patou-1000-perfume-eau-de-toilette-spray-15.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Clearly I should!


    I've never tried the current version.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    At first I thought I'd sit out this sync, since I don't much care for the category of perfumes known as "oriental", nor do I much like incense scents.

    But then Yellowtone's mention of Qi made me...
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    Re: Help me recognise this perfume

    Yeah, neither the bottle nor label nor cap look like any Chanel I've ever seen.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Then you have certainly landed on the right doorstep.

    Welcome to the Vintage Forum!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th February, 2020

    Diorling (1963) by Christian Dior.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Diorling (1963) by Christian Dior.


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    RoRo is really good at it. I still haven't mastered his techniques.
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    If your aim is to please people who have shite taste, then your choices are virtually infinite.
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    Re: Eucris Edp My Impressions

    I've been wanting a Eucris for ages, but I had my heart set on one of those shaker-looking bottles with the silver crown top, as shown.

    Does anyone know if this bottle is only the EDT? Or perhaps...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ha. Peter O'Toole in "The Ruling Class".
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I wonder what they intended to convey by putting the Lord in quote marks. Is he a <whispered> fake Lord?
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Genny used to get so much chatter around here a few years ago. I haven't seen anyone mention it in ages.

    I know PC's a big fan.
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    I trust you. Shock and awe averted.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thank heavens. I'm losing my zest for the hunt.

    Now, off to find a Futur decant.
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    Re: Marrakech La Mamounia signature scent

    There used to be a Moroccan restaurant called Mamounia in San Francisco that I adored. If I had a perfume that smelled like the inside of that restaurant, I'd wear it constantly

    The notes you...
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    Re: What is your basenote lifetime number?

    No good can come of doing this calculation. It will only make me feel like a glutton.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Damn skippy! It sure as hell does.

    I got a discovery set from Piguet a few years ago, but Futur wasn't in it.

    Are y'all testing the vintage or the new? (Please please please say "new".)
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    Re: The Guardian on vagina-scented products

    I want so badly to make a joke about the whole thing being fishy, but I can't be arsed to even work up the energy for that.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    A 1970s-era bottle of "Y" by YSL.

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th February, 2020

    Inspired by House of Phlegethon, I'm going with vintage "Y" by YSL.

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    Re: The bath oils of yesteryear

    Haha! "...provided that lovers spend time at one's knees."
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    One of my heroes. I couldn't be more flattered.

    "You do know how to whistle, don't you, Steve?"
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. What was your best purchase of the year?

    Iskander by Parfum d'Empire

    2. What was the most interesting sample you tried?

    Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery

    3. What was the worst...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I hope you have some modern Declaration to compare against that vintage bottle. I love the modern stuff, and am eager to hear whether vintage is worth the hunt.
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    Re: The bath oils of yesteryear

    One of my favorite vintage scents, "Y" by YSL, had a great bath oil version in the '70s. I've tried to keep it on hand, but it's gotten so expensive that I'm down to one bottle now. The power of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th February, 2020

    Parfum d'Habit by MPG.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JZ0AAOSwxjxd0xZZ/s-l400.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Parfum d'Habit (1988) by MPG. Vetiver as weapon.

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JZ0AAOSwxjxd0xZZ/s-l400.jpg
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    Re: The bath oils of yesteryear

    This just reminded me of an old thread starring the disco-era bathroom of the recently deceased Robert Evans:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th February, 2020

    The new version of Rochas Moustache EDT. I'm liking it.


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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    I take it all back. You're a fiend.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    As far as I can tell, this is your only character flaw.
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    You're gonna love it. Between that and the Iskander, you're all set for summer.
  95. Re: Cartier Declaration is such an underrated classic

    It's a beauty. More women should wear it, too. It reads like J-C Ellena's homage to Eau d'Hermes.

    I might even like the Essence flanker more than the original. And the Cologne version's not too...
  96. Re: Rochas Moustache (vintage 1949) vs Moustache Eau de Parfum (2018) vs Moustache Original 1949 (20

    I don't have much experience with very recent Diorella and Eau Sauvage. With the newer Eau d'Hermes, they just seemed to try to reproduce the animalic funk with cumin; here in Moustache EDT, they...
  97. Re: Rochas Moustache (vintage 1949) vs Moustache Eau de Parfum (2018) vs Moustache Original 1949 (20

    Your review of the EDP version said it was "dense and rich", which sounds like the opposite of this citrus EDT version. Now I'm thinking I ought to try that one, too.

    And yeah, the bottles are...
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    Re: Moschino Toy Boy review

    It could be the second coming of Djedi and it would still be very, very hard to buy in that bottle.
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    Okay, so that test worked; I uploaded two new images, inserted them in the test message, and then deleted them from the message to see if they also disappeared from my folder, which they did. Images...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Why is the Synchronized Fridays thread in the Female Forum?

    Wouldn't it get a bigger turnout if it was in the General Forum?

    (I may have asked this before, but if so I've forgotten what the...
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