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    Re: Is It Too Risky To Buy Encre Noire Blind?

    Where did you find the unboxed one for $28? I want one! :)
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    http://smiliesftw.com/x/zy8x7p.gif http://smiliesftw.com/x/zy8x7p.gif http://smiliesftw.com/x/zy8x7p.gif http://smiliesftw.com/x/zy8x7p.gif http://smiliesftw.com/x/zy8x7p.gif...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    oakmoss is technically a lichen, and props for getting the mirror thing - Canoe and Ambush smell almost exactly alike (or did in their 1960s incarnations)!
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    What Would The Situation Wear?

    The second season of Jersey Shore just started last week.

    This time, they're in Miami, bitch!

    More fistpumping, more drama, more creeping, more grenades, gorilla juiceheads, Guidos and...
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    Re: Bought Kouros yesterday: Opinions.

    :D Well said! I got some for Mr cathodera yesterday. On him it smells really good, sort of at once incense-adjacent and fresh and green.

    He also gets the nostalgia bonus - he can wear Kouros and...
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    Kouros, Quorum, Cigar Aficionado, Tabac, Lapidus & free shipping

    (I availed myself of the 15% off sale at parfum1.com, squeaking in with over an hour and a half to spare, assuming it will end at...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    I have started to think there are too many possible answers.

    But the "real" answer is Ambush. Her brother is Canoe!
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    Re: Fragrances and Showering

    No, because I use one of those long textured nylon things available for about $3 in any Asian grocery or drugstore that exfoliate the hell out of you, and in some cultures are called a "shower pouf,"...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    No, but come to think of it, that is a really good guess! I mean, it's not the one I was thinking of, but it would fit.

    I should put it again, for convenience

    as if through water
    her lichen...
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    Re: What is the best inexpensive fragrance?

    Whoa! Best.Perfume.Name.EVER!

    How have I missed the existence of this gem? I must obtain some, if only for the name!
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    OK. Fair Warning. If no one guesses mine in 24 hours, I am going to Reveal the Answer and you are all going to point and laugh at yourselves, because it is so easy!
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    Re: Recognizing Other's Fragrances

    If they are wearing something that I especially like, but the bulk of it, all the currently popular and ubiquitous ones have become elevator perfume to me, my nose just tunes them out.
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    Re: Tobacco dominant men's fragrances

    If you like the smell when you walk into a small tobacco store, Habanita by Molinard makes both me and Mr Cathodera smell just like that!
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    Re: Wearing fragrance in bed....

    Yes! I love falling asleep smelling sandalwood on me, lavender on my pillow, and vetiver on Mr cathodera!
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    Re: Fragrance stereotypes...

    So they'd probably be wearing an aquatic? :evil:
  16. Re: Creating a fragrance wardrobe for the BF, and would like some suggestions.

    That would be my suggestion. It will be fun for both of you, and arm you with solid ideas for future gifts for him for years to come!
  17. Re: How Have Strangers (esp. women) Reacted to Oudh Fragrances?

    Once when I had just hurriedly put the (no longer available) Oud flavor of Ajmal Beauty Lotion on my hands shortly before a doctor's appointment, the intake nurse was very complimentary, and asked...
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    Re: Your fantasy fragrance...

    The House: Guerlain

    The Miracle: Combine all the ancient classics (my faves) into one ultimate perfume that celebrates the "whole greater than sum of its parts" principle, (though to consider the...
  19. Re: When people around you start breathing through their nose...

    That means they secretly think you smell good, but are not telling you so due to personal timidity and/or unfortunate cultural encumbrances.
  20. Re: Intoxicating fragrance: Jasmine as valium substitute

    That's especially interesting when you consider that jasmine is what we think of as exciting the senses, more of a mood elevator than a tranquilizer, and something like lavender, for example, that...
  21. Re: The Guerlain with Multiple Personalities.

    I think it is just like pretty much any other "consumer-focused" industry or business these days.

    It's about consolidating resources, shifting resources, focus, to "key industries," maximizing...
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    Re: My L'heure Bleue purchase.

    You are one lucky puppy! The older, the better. If it goes bad, it must take longer than 90 years to do it.
  23. Re: If you could pick your fragrances just out of 1 brand

    Team Guerlain Here!

    All the usual suspects...
  24. Thread: Chanel No. 5

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    Re: Chanel No. 5

    beautyencounter has this little sample doodle with all of them, plus a couple of spinoffs, for like $25. If you wan to see how each one does on you before making a big investment, the BE one is...
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    Re: BeautyEncounter

    I got a couple of things from them a few weeks ago, no problems. I haven't found anywhere else that beats their prices, but you do have to spend $100 to get free shipping.
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    Re: Losing one's sense of smell

    You know, I don't remember if they even mentioned what they had tried before deciding that they needed to remove the tumor.

    Here's some blips from a news story about it (bold mine)
  27. Re: SotD - Friday the 16th of July (Synchronized Guerlain Day)

    That sounds so luscious - How have I missed this wonderful thing?

    I am going to be sitting on that Items for Sale thread now, hoping somebody who just can't wear honeysuckle or something will...
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    Re: What do you do with spoiled fragrances?

    dump some nice inexpensive essential oils in there and see what you get.
  29. Re: Brainstorming the issue of 'naturals' or 'organics' within a name

    Caution: This product contains botanical material found in nature which may be fragrant.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    OK this is just a wild guess but is it Le Baiser du Dragon?
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    Re: Losing one's sense of smell

    There was an episode of that reality show BostonMed, where this guy had a malignant tumor in his sinuses, and the doctor's telling him how they're going to take it out, & he says, "There's no way to...
  32. Re: SotD - Friday the 16th of July (Synchronized Guerlain Day)

    Today I am magically and mischievously resplendent in Mitsouko

    http://i31.tinypic.com/11w3us0.jpg
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    Re: like amouage but cheaper

    Your best bet would probably be to start with a list of the notes that are in it, and put little stars by the ones you know you really like.

    Then get some samples of essential oil in those...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    ^ Thank You! :)

    Here is a clue: Either one of the two would count as the right answer.

    How long should I wait for anybody who wants to guess before I tell it?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    as if through water
    her lichen likeness brother
    glides on memories
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    Re: Losing one's sense of smell

    Holy Bullet-Dodge, Batman!

    We tried the "swab" version of Zicam a couple of years ago, but got colds when everybody else did anyway, so we didn't even finish up the box.

    I wonder if regular...
  37. Re: Anyone saw Avatar Movie? If you were an Avatar what cologne would you wear?

    ^ Yes, I think they just plug the ends of their hair into agarwood trees. Or sandalwood ones.
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    Re: Going Unnoticed

    It would be awesome!
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    Re: Going Unnoticed

    Over the years several scientific studies have consistently demonstrated that people in the US prefer having, and extending to others, a significantly longer distance in terms of personal space...
  40. Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    Now, see I would really like it if they would make a Shalimar spin-off with NO vanilla!

    I guess they are hopping on the current "gourmand" fad.

    Personally, I will always think of the early 21st...
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    Re: Question about fragrance longevity

    I can see how that would make sense in principle, but I can personally attest that you can't count on it, especially in the presence of other factors.

    While for me, fragrance longevity has been...
  42. Re: Easiest way to apply pure oil fragrance? Roll ons?

    For lots of dabs' worth, I just pour a drop or 2 into my palm and get some on the fingers of the other hand and smear the stuff around where I want it.

    If it is really thick, you can stick a...
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    Re: What does castoreum smell like?

    I wonder if that is what is in Tea Rose, that makes it smell on some people like a little puddle of kittycat pipi that has been left to ripen on a slightly acrid 70s era synthetic fiber shag carpet.
  44. Re: what kind of fragrance do older women like? (aged 30-45)

    And you would be henceforth be considered to have been a victim of predatory abuse, and would be obliged to spend the bulk of your after-school hours with a counselor, most likely until you reach...
  45. Re: how do i know if its a pure 100% essential oil? (Sandal wood)

    Unless you are old enough to have grown up using Mysore government oil as your regular post-shower moisturizer, it is very possible that your nose is not going to know.

    If you would like it to...
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    Re: Best Etsy Perfumers

    ToadStool Soaps makes things to order, at very reasonable prices. Her sandalwood stuff is especially nice.

    The only thing is, because she uses no preservatives, you must resist your urge to take...
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    Re: How Can I Tell How Big My Sillage Is?

    Put on your perfume, then go into a crowded place and yell "Who can smell me?" and count how many rows back you see raised hands.
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    Re: girlfriend gift

    That's a great idea! I am so going to steal it!

    As a Poor Person-friendly tweak, substitute pretty little laquered papier mache box (or just a cardboard one you decorated with acrylic paint and...
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    Re: What scent should I mix?

    I know that as a practice, it does not enjoy universal approval, but I have "tweaked" commercial fragrances pretty much all my life, and sometimes the result is exactly what I wanted, and other times...
  50. Thread: Best value

    by cathodera
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    Re: Best value

    The other day, in another thread here, I speculated that the vetiver essential oil from Surinam, at $18 an ounce, might be the best fragrance value on, well, earth...
  51. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    Me, too! And I was getting all tuned up to give him props for it, but luckily saw your post first!

    So instead, while out of respect for his beliefs, as a woman, it would not be appropriate for me...
  52. Thread: Best Sillage

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    Re: Best Sillage

    Probably legacy ouds, ancient of days, and a few selected essential oils/absolutes, subject to how much you put on, where you put it, and how warm the weather is, are the ones that can be most...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 10th of July

    Thank YOU for for the Jasmin Noir! And the compliment! In fact, thanks to all the people who said such nice things!

    I became aware of skin chemistry "issues" as a toddler, when I clumsily atomized...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Thank You! What a sweet wish!

    Would that be the shopping coup of a lifetime, or what!
    :2vrolijk_08:

    Now you know that is going to be in the back of my mind, as I rifle through the most...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 10th of July

    Jasmine, regular Jasminum grandiflorum has always been one of my favorite scents, but I'm not very familiar with the sambac flavor, so I had been curious about Jasmin Noir ever since it came out, but...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    :cheesy: Is that how I sounded?

    I guess it is human nature, that when something morphs into unobtanium, we tend to focus on it, kind of like the way the tip of your tongue is drawn to a sore...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    Oh, yes, please! Guerlains I've got!

    I couldn't play this week because everything Dior just turns to big frosty melon chunks on me, so whenever I receive any as a gift, the real gift is that I...
  58. Re: Do you find some fragrances too youthful to wear?

    Yeah, I think it has more to do with trends than actually being "age-appropriate**."

    This means that, in 20 or 30 years, people will be posting on basenotes about how they just can't stand those...
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    Re: Vetiver -- mature use only?

    Good for him! You could make a fun game for him with some sample vials of the essential oil from different places!

    And the fun for you would be listening to how he describes each one!

    If you...
  60. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    When you read that, nod, and go, "Oh, of course! That can make all the difference!"
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    Re: Kid's Cologne

    Monkey Farts is probably the most popular one.
  62. Re: Hello Ladies! I need help picking something out for a friend

    You'd have to tell me about her.

    Is she girly-girl or sporty? androgynous or butch-adjacent? labelho or flat-heeled aristocrat? innocent or slutty? classic or ultra-modern? booknerd or airhead?...
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    Re: Fragrance you wore on your first date?

    Eau de Ptérodactyle
  64. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    That sentence was just too poignant for my biochemistry today. :cry:

    Dude! You can have the whole DoubleFun experience for less than the price of one of those lame-ass fancy hot dessert beverages...
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    Re: Fresh vetiver without citrus

    I second that suggestion - or you could try Hove Vetivert, which I have mentioned on here so many times now I should probably just put it in my sig...
  66. Re: Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle: not really for vetiver fans?

    Yeah, although intellectually, I totally get that the name of a perfume is a very different thing from, say the label on a bottle of essential oil, and thus liable to be all kinds of flavors of not...
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    Re: The very best rose

    This is a very tricky scent. On some people, it can be the closest thing to actually smelling a rose ever bottled, at any price.

    On others, it can smell like kittycat pipi.

    And on some hapless...
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    Re: Cologne from Wild Hogs

    OK, who else saw the thread title and thought "Oh No! People are hurting the poor wild hogs to get some obscure substance out of one of its glands!"
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    Re: Favorite Estee Lauder fragrance

    For men, for women, for Drag Queens and/or any combination thereof, That's my favorite Estee Lauder fragrance, period. I love that stuff! I just wish it weren't so damn expensive!
  70. Re: Name one long-term absolute favorite fragrance

    L'Heure Bleue
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    Re: You know you put on too much when...

    What is this "too much" that you speak of?
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    Re: effortlessness

    plain old sandalwood oil
  73. Re: Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle: not really for vetiver fans?

    You can actually take a little smudge of essential oil and "layer" it onto things whose vetiver is subtler, softer or less pronounced than you like, and get the best of both worlds - all the things...
  74. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    When a friend or family member reproduces, tied to the bow on the pastel-wrapped package from you containing the standard miniature outfits and fancy onesies, is a little vial of essential oil, with...
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    Re: Love's Baby Soft and adults

    Doesn't Philosophy make one that kind of does that? I haven't tried any of them myself, but it seems like there is one I have smelled on other people that reminded me of baby shampoo, though I guess...
  76. Re: Has anyone ever tried a fragrance because a fictional character used it?

    I'm sure I have, even if subconsciously.

    With fragrances that I either have or have access to, ever since I was little, whenever someone in a book wears a particular scent, unless either the...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July, 2010

    I'm wearing Vanuatu sandalwood oil, and really enjoying it, but I think it may have International Sate Line molecules in it that have impacted my time space continuum interface, because I am still...
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    Re: The very best rose

    I just got some samples from Eden Botanicals, and while I haven't tested them all yet, just sniffing the little vials, I am really impressed with the Egyptian absolute, which I had never tried...
  79. Re: Can high blood sugar levels make your scent smell too sweet?

    Well, I think I have found a silver lining to the cloud - I got a sample of Eden Botanicals Vanuatu sandalwood oil, which I noticed a couple of people here had found to be a little rough - but on me,...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I'm sure I'll have more to bleat about this elsewhere in the forum, but my Eden Botanicals $2 samples arrived today, and of course the first one I yanked out was their CO2 oud-Inspired Product.

    It...
  81. Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Will there ever be an "other" option, for when we are wearing one that isn't in the directory, or just oil or something?
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    These days, the most direct approach is not always the most budget-friendly, but in this case it so is!

    If you're curious about how this scent will "do" on your skin, or if you totally know you...
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    Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    According to popular stereotype, immortalized in the classic American 60s sitcom "The Beverly Hillbillies," the time-honored fragrance tradition of the Appalachian people involves the application to...
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    Re: What is your international travel scent

    Interesting question. I think that in the climate of Modern Today, depending on individual risk factors, and where you're flying from and to, the best fragrance choice can range from "whatever you...
  85. Re: Is Original Vetiver by Creed is too much for a high school student, or even generally for a 16yr

    Well, I think you may be operating in a cultural context where there may be some differences in terms of sophistication level and "exposure" to some things between you and some of your friends and...
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    Poll: Re: poll: something to revisit from my youth

    It would only let me check one. I wanted to check GIT and CK1. I'd have had to check CKBe, too, if it had been on the list!
  87. Re: Is Original Vetiver by Creed is too much for a high school student, or even generally for a 16yr

    I'm with Freeze. Educate and edify your classmates, enchant the ladies, intimidate the fusty old teachers!
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    Poll: Re: What Would You Buy?

    I'd get the Aoud if I could afford it, just for the hell of it, to see if it does really smell like oud. I have Silver Mountain Water, it's so light and fresh and barely there, it's what I use when I...
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    Re: Youth Revisited...

    I remember my mother being utterly scandalized when I took the ten dollars some Auntie had given me for a 12th birthday present and bought myself an English Leather gift set. That was a boy's...
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    Re: What is your "hug me" scent?

    My perpetually huggable grandmother wore Lily of the Valley as her signature scent, I don't know the name, or the house, wherever she was in the world, an old friend would send it to her from France,...
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    Re: Love's Baby Soft and adults

    Whoa! Now there is a blast from the past! I never dreamed anyone here would have even heard of that stuff!

    I remember one Auntie in particular, who kept giving it to me repeatedly, she thought it...
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    Re: Love's Baby Soft and adults

    It was wildly popular back in my tween years (early Pleistocene era). I mean, you could not walk down the corridor of any elementary or junior high school, public, private, secular or faith-based,...
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    Re: Most Worn in June?

    Hove Vetivert, of course
    A drop here or there of what remains of ancient of days legacy ouds, and my last little bit in my last little bottle of pre-restriction Mysore.

    Oh, and I used up the...
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    Re: which one do you consider Sexy perfume

    plain old jasmine absolute has a very courteous but unmistakeable way of announcing its intentions...
  95. Re: What do you consider a great "value" men's fragrance

    I love Kouros! And I did the first time I smelled it, when it was new. In fact, my psychic powers tell me that Mr cathodera will be receiving some before too long...

    And possibly a blind-bought...
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    Re: Fruits in Perfumes!

    Except for citrus, not really. I suspect this may be a generational thing. I come from a time when smelling like food meant that one had spilled something at lunch.

    I do make an exception for the...
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    Re: a fresh non flowery vetiver

    Hove Vetivert. I seem to be talking about it a lot today. Probably because it's summer, so I'm wearing it.

    It's very fresh, thoroughly unisex, and guaranteed 100% floweryness free.

    You can...
  98. Re: If you had only $100 to spend on fragrance for a year, what would you get?

    Oh, now you have made me want some! I've been using some oficinalis or whatever it is, I think the brand is "NOW" and it is just not lavendery enough to make me sleepy when put on a cotton ball near...
  99. Thread: V

    by cathodera
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    Re: Vetiver - The Power of Mother Earth

    That makes a lot of sense to me.

    I really hate hot, humid weather. In addition to the extreme physical discomfort, it seems to drain me of energy and motivation, basically just shut me down. I...
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    Re: What do women think of Vetiver?

    Well, it made me laugh. ;)

    Maybe you just haven't found the vetiver that rocks you yet.

    This thread actually made me think of the other one going now, about ethnicity, which in the context of...
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