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    Re: FM Perfume de Therese

    Thank you, excellent point! I've also just read this interview with Michel Rodnitska (probably familiar to many of you), which further supports this view: ...
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    Re: FM Perfume de Therese

    I recently got a tester for this with a purchase, and only I tried it only because, well... why not? I expected little, since the notes suggested a sweet fragrance, and those seldom work out well on...
  3. Tokyomilk's 12 Gin & Rosewater lotion

    Recently picked this up at Newark airport, while travelling with one of the most spectacular colds I've had in ages, so I was a bit hazy on how it smelled until a day or so ago... it really evokes a...
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    Ungaro Man

    Not a great fragrance, to be honest (on me; on someone else, it might be divine), but I suppose it's worth including, just for the sake of completeness.

    It is listed on the Ungaro website,...
  5. Re: [FAQ] How many sprays of fragrance should I wear?

    I use a single spray to the nape of the neck; this is both long-lasting and discreet (i.e. does not grab by the throat those who happen to be way outside my personal space). Particularly when there...
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    My reviews never showed up

    I posted a couple of reviews over a month ago, and they still haven't appeared, so I was wondering if there was a problem. I don't THINK it would be the reviews themselves (they were polite and...
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    Re: MV3

    MV3 isn't an acronym, it's the actual name of the fragrance; it's reviewed on Basenotes :)

    MAC is the acronym for 'Makeup Artists' Cosmetics', but the full name never appears on their shop fronts...
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    Mv3

    MAC's MV3 has a strong similarity (at least on me) to Musc Ravageur. You can find it at any MAC shop or department store counter, and the last time I picked up a bottle, it was under USD30. Although...
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    An unusual source

    The Vermont Country Store, has, amongst its selections, a somewhat unusual array of fragrances:...
  10. The encounter, perhaps, of two classics?

    I don't know how you feel about rose fragrances, but if you have one that you really like on yourself, I'd recommend that highly; for some reason, a subtle waft of roses seems to mesh very nicely...
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    Re: SotD - MONDAY August 20th

    Curled up in the shelter of Musc Ravageur, while it pisses down outside, and I try to fend off an impending cold with the aid of grapefruit, coffee, and Panodil :)
  12. Re: Hall Of Shame: Most Embarrassing Fragrance Moments

    I'm usually extremely picky about the fragrances I select, but occasionally have been seduced by a bottle/name into thinking I like something far better than I actually do... which was how I acquired...
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    Re: Neroli

    I can honestly say that I have yet to find a neroli fragrance that captures the scent as well as a high grade of the straight essential oil. I know essential oils can be very linear, but neroli is...
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    Re: Beeswax

    Definitely have to try this; I like the scent of beeswax so much, I not so long ago spent an insane amount for 2ml bottle of the absolute. It's extremely thick, though, and--not surprisingly--very...
  15. Re: If a city bans fragrances, should one get compentsation?

    I think a lot of people already do this ;) The boom-box carriers of the fragrance world...
  16. Re: If a city bans fragrances, should one get compentsation?

    I haven't been following this recently; are they confiscating people's fragrances, now?! If not, then compensation wouldn't be in order.

    But I think this issue is most relevant for this who go for...
  17. Re: Skincare - what do you use and like?

    My skin slightly dry, a tiny bit oily around the nose, and has never given me problems. I've always gravitated toward fragrance- and colourant free products, and use as few as possible; many of the...
  18. Re: Chandler Burr on the brains behind Bon Marche

    Clive Christian X leaped to mind; bland and unimaginative (if inoffensive), and not significantly different from the other fruit cocktails out there.
  19. Re: Thinking of coloring hair - need some advice

    Since you're feeling experimental, I really recommend that you try the more extreme ends of the spectrum; mild changes often look a bit puzzling and tentative on men ("Is he trying to cover grey? Or...
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    Re: Jonathan Products

    I just looked at this bloke's website, which linked to the product range on Amazon. A quick look at the ingredient lists showed them to be bog standard. Vegan? Not much of a novelty these days, and...
  21. Re: Men: Do you pluck your eyebrows... and if so, WHY?

    Congratulations on your eyebrows and your restraint: A friend of mine with stunning eyebrows recently let his bed chum of the moment "fix" his eyebrows for him.
    Not only did they look obviously...
  22. Re: Fragrances applied on clothes or skin?

    Try applying fragrance to your hair; it will still be able to interact with your chemistry, and hair is also well known for the way in which it holds scent (think of the way your hair smell the...
  23. Re: V, it's not about victory this time ...

    Joke.. right..? Like with thongs?
  24. Re: V, it's not about victory this time ...

    Couple of thoughts:



    True. Worse, if you aren't 100% comfortable in something, it instead looks like you're TRYING to look confident.



    What's so special about that?! :p
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    Re: Perfume rings and pendants

    I believe quite a number of smaller perfumers have fragrance jewellery: Ayala Sender has these: (http://www.ayalamoriel.com/); Aftelier offers these...
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    (Best keep an eye on the mouse stash)

    Theo's (http://spectechsantamonica.com/theonew.html)... what else?
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    Re: best shave cream

    Alexei, a badger and good friend of mine, has just popped on his shades, climbed into his private plane, and is on his way to avenge his kind.
    It won't be pretty: He's Columbian :P
  28. Men: Do you pluck your eyebrows... and if so, WHY?

    One gnarly unibrow can be a bit imposing, but on the other hand, plucking easily crosses the line from "groomed" to "drag queen", and it is especially noticeable now that fuller eyebrows are back,...
  29. Re: Odourless(or little scent) Sunscreen Recommendations

    I was in a pharmacy yesterday, and tried the Vichy 50+ sunblock (also contains Mexoryl); it seems to nearly fragrance free.
    Thing is, even the sunblock chemistry alone can do odd things to a...
  30. Re: V, it's not about victory this time ...

    Meh.

    I've seen a lot of men wear v-necks, and it often looks "off" somehow; they look self-conscious. Also, the v-neck visually breaks the line across the shoulders, snipping out a wedge and...
  31. Re: Reviews: Kingdom & Ambre Canelle (warning- graphic!)

    Eh. Lucky you... on me Kingdom ended up smelling like fried chicken :(

    Seriously: I think this is what cumin routinely does on my skin, because I've had this same KFC note emerge from several...
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    Re: want mens opinion

    I'm not a man, but I do love this fragrance, and find it delicious smelling, although I can't say that it seems particularly sexy. There is a lot of cacao, a whisp of ambery musk, a gentle background...
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    Re: Which fragrance "haunts" you?

    Both Zagorsk and Cabochard have an air of startling familiarity, combined with something like a memory that just eludes the edges of recollection. These are not necessarily accessible fragrances, in...
  34. Re: Odourless(or little scent) Sunscreen Recommendations

    In Canada, can you get L'Oreal products that contain Mexoryl (you can't in the U.S.)? I use their "SOLAR EXPERTISE specially for kids" 50+ SPF UVA/UVB Barrier Protection Lotion.

    No fragrance, no...
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    Re: Eyeliner on man

    Pbttttttttttt!!!
  36. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    I don't think she's particularly busty--for Tomb Raider they padded her out tremendously--and in images where she's wearing thin or little clothing, this is pretty evident, although childbearing may...
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    Re: Swiss army cologne owners!!!

    Eh... which one cost more? These ladies work on commission :D
  38. Re: Jicky: What creates that baby vomit middle note?

    I got lucky on this: From start to finish, Jicky smells like creme caramel, with a pronounced nutmeg note, very simple, no notes advancing or receding. Just... custard. At first I thought I was...
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    Re: No. 88 is no 666

    i didn't know things could GET much more evil than reality shows :D

    That said, 88 is definitely a favourite of mine, although I get more incense than rose from it. Something I'd wear when I need...
  40. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    Hm... those are jodhpurs Angelina is wearing (traditionally high cut, since--when you're riding--a big gap between waistband and shirt-tail looks untidy and feels worse), she's not a busty person,...
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    Katherine Hepburn
    Helen Mirren
    Charlotte Rampling
    Halle Berry

    It's difficult to come up with younger examples, perhaps because so many publicly visible people have stylists who show every sign...
  42. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    Okay this (http://gofugyourself.typepad.com/go_fug_yourself/2005/09/fuglett_johanss.html) IS bad.

    However, if you look at the position of S.J.s breasts relative to, say, her armpits, there aren't...
  43. Re: 4 Stars for Agent Provocateur says Chandler Burr

    Perhaps, despite the fact that this fragrance was designed for women, it simply works far better in conjunction with male chemistry (e.g. takes the hideously sweet edge off, and softens the...
  44. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    And leggings look good on me. Still, I can see that in many cases, they're a bad idea. On a very thin person, skinny jeans may well look great; and on someone very very young looking (e.g. looks 14...
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    Re: DANISH USERS: www.perfumeshop.dk

    Good to know; how did their prices compare to those on the German site (since within the EU you don't pay customs)?
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    Re: Guet Apens - *gurgle*

    God, that sounds lovely... I keep trying things in hope of finding something to rave about, but instead I inflicted JdP In Black on myself today :(
    K looked puzzled: "synthetic... artificial...
  47. Re: 4 Stars for Agent Provocateur says Chandler Burr

    Oh GOD. After thinking about AP for a bit, I naturally had to try it again, because I couldn't remember if I'd tried it on both sides of my wrists, or just the palm side.

    :(

    This stuff is now...
  48. Re: 4 Stars for Agent Provocateur says Chandler Burr

    If I hadn't done so already, this review would make me run out to try Agent Provocateur. Don't know if I actually want to smell dirty, but the idea is interesting. Unfortunately, on me this fragrance...
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    Oh, HELL, I'm awfully sorry about that... <blushing over idiocy> The weather-related comment was an afterthought prompted by the wind here violently blowing my window open, and since I was already in...
  50. Your experience with Editions de Parfums "huile tout faire"?

    I'd very much like to know something about these, including how " tout faire" the actually are (are they intended as personal or environmental fragrances?), the extent to which they differ from...
  51. Re: Looking for something sheer & modern.

    CdG fragrances have a very modern feel, but are often surprisingly accessible and comfortable. I'd suggest trying Lily (http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=23004&section=1), or perhaps...
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    Ack. I hope this clears up soon, and that you're in a part of the U.S. that's still fairly cool.
  53. Re: "small of the neck" "small of the back"

    Small of the back: dip at the lower spine
    Small of the neck: somebody, apparently unaware of the term "cervical curve", just HAD to invent a parallel term to the above.
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    Re: earring(s) on a guy

    You do sort of have a point; the few times I've seen women have a fight in the street, the first thing they did was take out their earings (I once actually heard one snarl to another "don't make me...
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    Just wondered if (and hoped) you were feeling better...
  56. Re: Restrictions Proposed for Natural Citrus Oils

    Truly bizarre. A simple written warning on various edibles is considered (and it would seem actually IS) entirely effective and adequate for warning the sensitive of possible traces of tree- or...
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    Re: What's Your Fashion Style?

    Style? People still have deliberate styles?!

    Oh, alright, I'm just feeling stroppy over having seen more manpris today than any human should be forced to tolerate. Also those pants that swallow...
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    My skin can be extremely sensitive, and reacts weirdly to various things under different conditions that it's altogether unpredictable, so I seldom apply fragrance to my skin any longer, but to my...
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    Re: La Chasse Aux Papillons

    Works even if you have a crew-cut (I've had one)! You don't even need to flip your hair forward, in that case, just apply the fragrance directly to the back of your head.
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    Re: La Chasse Aux Papillons

    Try putting it in your hair; I just lean forward, and spray apply to the back/underside of my head.
    Hair holds scent beautifully, and every time you ruffle it, the body heat it traps is released,...
  61. Effect on sample sales?

    (This may have been addressed elsewhere; if so, please point me toward the thread.)

    I rely heavily on samples for deciding on purchases--I just won't do the blind buy thing--and Denmark is lousy...
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    Re: Reasonably priced sources?

    Thanks, Shycat :)
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    Re: Progression

    Lil ol' MariManson always comes off a bit precious. The colour on his lips (adjusted or otherwise) is pretty much what I'm wearing now though, so I can't fault it ;)...
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    Re: piratey scent

    The description sounds great, and the basenotes seem like they are perfect for keeping this from getting too pretty to be piratey :)
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    Re: Progression

    Oh. Well. I was thinking more along the lines of http://gofugyourself.typepad.com/go_fug_yourself/2006/01/hooked_on_a_fug.html

    <Flutters eyelashes innocently, manages to look sardonic, instead>...
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    Re: Progression

    Congratulations... and don't forget, in your excitement, that you have to wear other things WITH them (knickers, suspender belt, some sort of tops and bottoms...)!
  67. Re: Samuel de Cubber nude for YSL M7 ad

    He looks... itchy. That is, has though he'd FEEL itchy in bed, because of the length of his body hair :D

    He's decent looking, but as I look at his image, I'm literally finding myself scratching my...
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    Reasonably priced sources?

    Has anyone come across a reasonably priced source for small, attractive glass bottles?

    Websearches turn up mounds of stuff, much of which isn't particularly useful (too expensive or just no what...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs. MV3?

    Which notes are you getting? I think the tendency for my skin to bring out vannilic and related gourmand notes has a lot to do with the impression I described, but I've definitely got to check Prada...
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    Re: I need a FRAGRANCE MENTOR

    You should be able to find Musc Ravageur (as well as the rest of the Frederic Malle lineup) at the cities shown here: http://www.editionsdeparfums.com/mallesite_gb/index.htm

    If this is not an...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs. MV3?

    I'm really glad you like this... I'd have felt bad if you'd got it, then wanted to kill me for making a horrid suggestion :D

    It's interesting that you get bergamot... my skin doesn't bring this...
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    Re: I need a FRAGRANCE MENTOR

    I add my vote for Musc Ravageur!

    I also recommend giving M.A.C.'s MV3 a try. As a bonus, it is very reasonably priced, and can be found at many department stores. Don't let its accessibility put...
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    Re: Kicked off bus!? :eek:

    I agree... and I'd love to wage a campaign aganst scented deodorants. All they do is draw attention to a hot sweaty pit :( This cannot possibly be what the wearer intended...?
  74. Curioser and curioser

    It gets worse: A few weeks ago I saw an advert for those baggy jeans, in small boys sizes, BUT with a waistband insert that LOOKS like the top of the underwear. I cannot even guess what was going on...
  75. Re: So what worked best?

    Are you certain? It's just that sodium chloride IS found in liquid soaplike products that DON'T contain SLES, SLS or other alkyl/alkethsulphates. As the ingredient lists include [other] substances...
  76. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    Funny? In 6" heels? I guess it'd have to... :D

    Although I don't wear them that often, I love high heels, and have no problems with them (I'm short: 158cm/5'2"), but I just don't...
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    Re: Body types and chemistry

    I have similar colouring (auburn hair, freckles), although my body type is very different; I'm fairly compact and muscular, and my metabolism is not particularly rapid. My skin also brings out sweet...
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    Re: Progression

    :( ...and it all sounded so interesting... <gloomily hurls throwing knives with breath-taking imprecision at egg-carton placed at other side of room>



    At some point Felix--or Tibbe (they keep...
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    Re: Progression

    Did I miss this image? Am I even more confused than I originally thought? Is the codeine still coursing through my bloodstream (and if so, why am i STILL coughing, dammit?!)?

    Initially, I thought...
  80. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    I've wondered about this for over 2 decades. I still don't get it.
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    Re: Progression

    Fight?!

    I have to admit that I have no idea what you mean[t], but I get the sense of a cultural reference missed, with which I should be familiar.

    Because of this I couldn't actually guess, so...
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    Re: Progression

    Michael
    --------------------------------------
    Fire

    Mercury

    Swords

    2 others.
  83. Re: Finally stopped trying to be sexy...

    Great decision... it always shows when someone is trying too hard, and your newly relaxed attitude sounds far more comfortable, not just for you, but for others to be around :)
  84. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    I like thin men, but this guy doesn't look like it came naturally, he looks as though he dieted or drugged his way to this state. If I found him in my bed, I'd be extremely glad I know CPR...

    And...
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    Re: Progression

    "Do you like games, er, um, ah... [insert mispronunciation of my name]."

    Thus began a looooong series of IQ tests, at the end of which I was upbraided severely for neglecting maths homework, and...
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    Re: Progression

    Hm. They look very balanced to me, and I think a chunkier heel would quickly date them, since the clumpy shoe of the last several years seems to be on its way out.

    CoTHukoB, I think that, to a...
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    Re: what to wear to a debutante ball

    Congratulations on your daughter's debut :)

    If you prefer to stick with what you've already got, go with whichever fragrance seems "most appropriate"; only you can determine this, of course,...
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    Re: DANISH USERS: www.perfumeshop.dk

    Thanks, Dimitri :)

    BTW, there is also this: http://www.parfumflacons.de/

    Miniatures, and more main-stream stuff, but still (I think) a good bet if you live in the EU!
  89. Re: The Front Page

    Atrocious and brilliant :D :D :D
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    Re: Shopping in N.Y.C

    I've been wanting to try Petit Guerlain, but hadn't found it yet in NYC; I was rather dreading doing an intensive search--I have problems dealing with crowds--so I'm extremely grateful for this...
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    Re: Shopping in N.Y.C

    When I was in NYC last month they had L'Heure Bleue in stock at Bloomingdales (it's my mum's favourite fragrance). Guerlain is a large house, so you can probably find this elsewhere too, possibly at...
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    Re: DANISH USERS: www.perfumeshop.dk

    Jeg br i Aarhus, og jeg kan find IKKE her! God, it's frustrating!

    Har du prvet http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/ ?
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    Re: Musc Ravageur vs. MV3?

    My skin really brings out sweet notes; I'm able to detect the lavander in Musc Ravageur only if I sniff very intently, and even then its presence is extremely subtle (I've heard people mention a...
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    Musc Ravageur vs. MV3?

    I recently received my "Editions de Parfums" samples, and was struck by the resemblance between Musc Ravageur and M.A.C.'s MV3; I'm finding the similarity to be extremely pronounced, although I...
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    Re: Progression

    I'm sorry, but I just couldn't resist. I HAD to see what you reaction to "Nice" would be :p

    Actually, I think they look elegant and interesting, and would be particularly effective if the rest of...
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    Re: Progression

    Nice :)
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    Re: Heaven Scent/ Heaven Sent...Help??

    I somehow got my hands on a small bottle of the lotion when I was a little kid, and I LOVED it :) it was a Helena Rubenstein product, as far as I can remember. I've never tried the fragrance...
  98. Re: Costume National...what do you think of this scent? Just curious...

    I'm a very visual and tactile person, so when I first saw the bottles (red and black ones), I prayed that they would contain something that would merit a place on my shelf. In Denmark only the white...
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    6-9 EU un sacco di denaro per una schiuma di sapone ;)

    If what you've got works, don't let yourself be sold a bill of goods; after all, the man in the shop has a reason for wanting you to buy this stuff!

    If what you're using is NOT working so well for...
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    Re: Guess that fragrance (true story)

    I think that would be Luctor et Emergo...
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