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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver on the bus

    Voor een fles Vetiver doe ik alles!
  2. Thread: Miracle Homme

    by Pieter
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    Re: Miracle Homme

    So it seems... sad news indeed!

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?p=1424716
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    Re: Miracle Homme Les Secrets

    It appears that Miracle Homme has been discontinued and its remains were moved to the Les Secrets line...
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    Miracle Homme Les Secrets

    I'm curious. Has anyone smelled this? What's it like?

    http://www.lancome.fr/_fr/_fr/catalog/productfragrance.aspx?prdcode=13301y&CategoryCode=AXEFragrance^F1_MiracleHomme^F2_MirH_Fragrance&
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    Re: A Pleasant Suprise: L'Occitan Eau de Toilette

    One of my most cherished discoveries of this year. Effortless and comforting indeed, in a bluish kind of way. Aldehydes give it a bright sparkle; when you spray a bit more, longevity is just fine....
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    Re: What fragrance do boys like the most?

    Men always want to sniff me when I wear Dominguez' Vetiver. Sometimes they do more.
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    Re: Wearing too much perfume a sign of depression?

    Zinc deficiency, perhaps?

    http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=13159
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    Re: Alternatives to Armani Mania

    Try spraying it differently. Le Vainqueur by Rancé comes pretty close...
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    Re: Has someone tried La Nuit?

    Sounds like somebody has just found his signature scent ;-)
  10. Re: Krizia Uomo - should I add it to my collection?

    Get it!
  11. Thread: Skarb: a review

    by Pieter
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    Re: Skarb: a review

    Sue them!
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    Re: Info on Guerlain's L'Âme d'un Héros

    Now that would be a first!
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    Re: Do you like thyme?

    YSL pour Homme - thyme, lemon, vetiver. That's it.
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    Re: Sweet Smell of Success

    Ah! Another fan! Especially for you, then: the His & Hers episode, starring the divine Jo Lumley:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BgH06oYP7Y
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    Re: Sweet Smell of Success

    You're right, the 2nd link doesn't work, sorry about that. As always on YouTube, you need to have Flash installed to see anything - which is generally a good idea as more and more sites are using it....
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    Sweet Smell of Success

    Roses & wild thyme, familiar yet elusive

    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZBJyF8nalM

    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=AWK2ZDXWY
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    Poll: Re: Your Favorite Contemporary Nose

    Yann Vasnier
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    Re: Reduced to the Max Frags ?

    I like what Ellena says there: 'For once again it is time to smell of what we are, rather than smell of what society has made of us.'
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    Re: The most "bohemian" scents you know?

    Guerlain Vetiver, Yatagan, Black XS
  20. Cool dudes: Vetiver is a sedative, research shows

    'The sedative effect of vetiver oil upon inhalation in rats was studied by observing the number of crossing and rearing motilities. The results showed that vetiver oil decreased rearing motility when...
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    Re: perfumes shops in Hamburg

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=189861
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    Re: Only 22 Shoplifting Days To Christmas

    Be careful. Somebody might steal you!
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    Only 22 Shoplifting Days To Christmas

    The most popular items with thieves will be designer perfumes, whisky and women's wear
    ...
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    Re: Video interviews with famous perfumers

    That quote alone makes this thread more than worthwhile. Thanks, Marcello!
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    Re: Cartier Declaration: What a Fine Scent!

    That's the problem. It is so universally liked that it has become nobody's scent. Perhaps they should rename this Cliché de Cartier.
  26. Thread: Pine Scent

    by Pieter
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    Re: Pine Scent

    How interesting! Try Cipresso di Toscana by Acqua di Parma:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26124307.html
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    Re: thoughts on 3 classic blind buys?

    Yes, yes, and yes. All three are classics.
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    Re: Tips about French

    'Well, when you're from Pittsburgh, you have to do something.'

    - Auntie Mame

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0051383/quotes
  29. Re: Where can I find Coppeneur's Eau de Cacao in Berlin?

    If at all, then in KaDeWe or perhaps Lafayette:

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=177400
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    Re: Jil Sander Scent 79 Man?

    According to the German PR blurb, these are new fragrances - contemporary renditions of the originals. Perfumers are Evelyne Boulanger and Marc Buxton of Symrise. While I'm lucky enough to have a...
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    Re: My cat hates perfume !

    Looks like our David is the new Mrs Slocombe!

    http://www.ifilm.com/video/2795640/collection/15985
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    Re: male perfumes psychology

    Care to share what you roll in before going on a hunt?
  33. Warum riecht Parfumwerbung nach wie vor nach Schwachsinn?

    'Rund 4000 Jahre Patriarchat und immer noch kein Mittel gegen Krebs, keine Methode gegen den Welthunger. Stattdessen Bush, Bohlen und RTL II. Wir haben unsere Chance gehabt.'
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver

    It's eternal.
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    Yatagan madness in Amsterdam

    For all you Dutch basenoters: Yatagan edt 125 ml, € 20. They have some 10 bottles left.

    Parfumerie Grimme
    Albert Cuypstraat 84
    1072 CX Amsterdam
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    Parfumerie Grimme, Amsterdam

    Cute little store, somewhat tucked away behind the stalls on Amsterdam's Albert Cuyp market. Full of surprises.

    Parfumerie Grimme
    Albert Cuypstraat 84
    1072 CX Amsterdam
    020-6719575
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    Re: BERLIN - GERMANY

    'Savon'
    Wielandstraße 32
    10629 Berlin
    030-88914525
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    Cloud Nine, Amsterdam

    Lovely small gift shop on Amsterdam's trendy Haarlemmerdijk with a limited but interesting range of perfume brands such as Lubin, Miller & Bertaux and Ineke.

    Cloud Nine
    Haarlemmerdijk 119B
    1013...
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    Re: what in the world is "luxury"?

    Great post! 'Luxury' used to refer to elitist pleasures, today it is a synonym for mass market - pretty much the same way the term 'democracy' is being abused as a legitimation for warfare. Corporate...
  40. Re: Contemplation on Aesthetics and the Art of Perfume

    Perhaps it's time for a 'Fragrance, Aesthetics & Theory' section on the board?
  41. Asthma blamed on cleaning sprays and air fresheners

    Household cleaning sprays and air fresheners could be to blame for the high rates of asthma

    http://news.independent.co.uk/health/article3055775.ece

    Frequent use of common household cleaning...
  42. IHT: Perfume industry aims to regain prestige

    'Perfume, once a true luxury product, has become, with a few exceptions, a mere commodity in recent years. Now designer and luxury labels and the cosmetics giants are trying to restore fragrance's...
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    Re: Van Gils original....HELP

    Sent you a PM! See also

    http://www.drogisterij.net/index.php?menuopen=7&mode=datab&groep=687

    http://www.parfumerieshop.nl/van-gils-van-gils-eau-de-toilette-100ml-p-483.html
    ...
  44. Re: how do I remove perfume from car's shoulder strap

    Is your wife getting suspicious?
  45. Thread: Marbert Man

    by Pieter
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    Re: Marbert Man

    Crass is probably the best word to describe it. Harsh, synthetic cedar, almost industrial. While great things have emerged from German labs in that era, this is not one I'd file under 'great classics...
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    Re: LesNez - The Unicorn Spell

    Me too! Isabelle told me her original idea for the scent was violets in a frozen, moonlit landscape. So it's no coincidence...
  47. Re: New Jil Sander Men's Fragrance a tribute to the past?

    'Coty fragrances have been crap for twenty years.'

    - Luca Turin
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    Re: Reissue Wish List

    My all time favourite, of course: Jil Sander Man Pure (1981)

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26120872.html
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    Re: Perfume Shopping in Barcelona

    There's a Sephora right on Placa Catalunya. My tip would be to buy Adolfo Dominguez' Vetiver (120 ml for around € 30 last time I checked) and perhaps some Loewe upon departure at the airport.
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    Re: New German Fragrence

    Sécrétions Magnifiques may be right up your alley, Narcus:

    http://www.etatlibredorange.com/
  51. Re: What Becomes a Legend Most? Can there really be a classic fragrance?

    In a previous post on this board, Jaime B. defined 5 criteria for 'well-crafted' scents:

    Balance
    Proportion
    Character
    Innovation
    Effect

    Methinks that these would have to apply to any...
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    Re: Vetiver discoveries

    ...Then you really should try Adolfo Dominguez' Vetiver Hombre.
  53. Re: Your favourite fragrances seldom mentioned on basenotes

    The gorgeous L'Occitan by L'Occitane - opulent yet well behaved lavender and burnt wood in a timeless, near-perfect composition - deserves more than just two lukewarm Basenotes reviews.
    ...
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    Re: Jil Sander Man question

    That must be Jil Sander's first (1981). Get it, it may be the only chance you'll ever get!
  55. Thread: XS vs. Black XS

    by Pieter
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    Re: XS vs. Black XS

    That was almost a year ago and I still wear Black XS frequently. The initial strangeness of the scent has disappeared; today I wear it with the pleasurable ease of thorough familiarity. A keeper and...
  56. Re: Encre Noir---Inkling Vetiver---Nothing written..

    You can say that again! Its aldehydic vetiver/cypress combination is brilliant. Encre Noire is both a classical vetiver and a contemporary composition with a very modern feel about it. That alone...
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    Re: Fragrances for the Desperate People Bars

    Adds a whole new meaning to it, doesn't it? Chanels are good - they still exude sophistication when the wearer can't.
  58. Re: Shopping shelves review 1: Cartier's Déclaration

    Now that's really interesting! (No, I won't ask what you were doing there.) My experiences with Déclaration are similar. I love it nevertheless.

    Let's start a 'fragrances for the desperate people...
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    The latest: Phone perfume

    Have your mobile scented in Seoul

    http://www.janchipchase.com/blog/archives/2006/11/germ_paranoia_a.html
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    Re: "intelligent" scents

    Chanel №5 - Marilyn Monroe wore it.
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    Re: greenpeace vs basenotes!

    I'd appreciate it if you could refrain from such comments.
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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    That kid was me, Chris. How could I forget Kouros?

    Obsession and Safari came about much later.
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    Re: Need help identifying a fragrance (1980s)

    Pre-1985 and available in the Netherlands - could have been Paco Rabanne pour Homme... Polo Green would be my second guess.
  64. Re: 4711 being discontinued and I never had a bottle.

    "4711 ist der Klassiker unter den Düften in Deutschland", so
    MÄURER + WIRTZ Geschäftsführer Bert Lehnen. "Wir freuen uns, dass durch unsere Akquisition diese bedeutende deutsche Traditionsmarke in...
  65. Re: 4711 being discontinued and I never had a bottle.

    Mäurer + Wirtz did... I guess it's safe now to stop the discontinuation gossip.

    http://www.focus.de/finanzen/news/duftklassiker_nid_40898.html
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    New support for Turin theory

    'Calculations by researchers at University College London (UCL) show that the idea that we smell odour molecules by sensing their molecular vibrations makes sense in terms of the physics involved.'
    ...
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    Re: Ordering Les Nez

    You have to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. The actual order processing is done on a secure site:

    http://www.postfinance.ch/yellowpay

    It is run by the Swiss Post so I don't think you...
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    New study: Human odour is gender-specific

    Individual and gender fingerprints in human body odour
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    Re: Fragrance in Hamburg?

    The lowdown, a tip from a good friend in Hamburg:

    Meister Parfümerie
    Eppendorfer Baum 12
    20249 Hamburg
    (040) 570 098 35

    http://www.parfumchannel.de/t3parfum/index.php?id=12
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    Re: Fragrance in Hamburg?

    Perhaps http://www.parfumraritaeten.de/

    Interesting: 'The deadly perfume bottle'
    http://www.christel-brandt.de/stars.htm

    Other than that, it doesn't look too good, I'm afraid......
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    The LezNez scents ARE incredible!

    This is an exciting project. I've had the pleasure of talking to René on several occasions and know how passionate he is about this project. Isabelle Doyen is Annick Goutal's house perfumer; she also...
  72. Sander's Man Pure resurrected: Il Profvmo G11

    Browsing my favourite Amsterdam perfume shop today, I discovered a little known line: Il Profvmo.

    What a surprise it was! Their men's fragrance 'G11' turns out to be a perfect reincarnation of Jil...
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    Re: How to clean up a vial??

    Dutch housewives use bleach for everything. This is no exception ;)
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    Re: Monsieur de Givenchy - Eau de Vetyver ?

    That's the one. Beautiful fragrance, very subtle vetiver. But it was discontinued so long ago that the fragrance is likely to have deteriorated if you'd buy it today.
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    Re: Blind purchase: Yatagan

    Welcome to the club!

    Better late than never, huh?
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    Wet fragrance notes

    I think there is a distinct 'moist' note in Rabanne's Black XS, which I've been wearing frequently lately. Chandler Burr doesn't seem to think so. In his Black XS review (link below), Burr writes:
    ...
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    Re: Chanel #5  My thoughts

    Sandy, I totally agree with you, both with your - and Luca Turin's - definition of chic and your point about never-intended richness. Chic involves risk and innovation. Chanel chic on the other hand...
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    Re: When's the best time for Route du Vetiver ?

    The grandmother. 'Hellooo dear children, it's sooo good to see you again! Would you like some blackcurrant lemonade?'
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    Re: Chanel #5  My thoughts

    I've always said that No. 5 can be worn by a man if he's man enough. The reason why I don't is that - with the exception of Pour Monsieur, perhaps - I have become thoroughly bored with the opulent...
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    Re: What to wear to meet Scenteur7?

    One whiff and he'll be all over your pulse points ;)
  81. Re: Any non-niche similar to Vétiver Extraordinair

    The regular duty free price at Spanish airports was € 30 for 120 ml last time I checked. Otherwise it's hard to come by but definitely worth the effort.
  82. Re: Any non-niche similar to Vétiver Extraordinair

    Try Adolfo Dominguez' Vetiver Hombre!
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    Paco Rabanne Black XS

    The silence has been deafening on this one on the Basenotes board. Apart from Otto's passionate endorsement and Miss Burr's quoted comments - 'stellar', with which I somewhat reluctantly agree -...
  84. Re: Question for B'noters from Poland (on 70s colo

    And t h i s looks like a must-have for Uncle Griff...

    http://www.hipernet24.pl/prodinfo.php?item_id=2524&pkt_id=&pro_id=&char_id=
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    What the nose knows

    What the nose knows

    Mar 9th 2006
    From The Economist print edition
    Smell technology: Technology can manipulate and reproduce sight and sound with amazing fidelity. But what about smell?

    WHEN...
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    Re: You Have to Check This Frag Out!

    You mean THIS Ahnuld?

    http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/entertainers/actors/arnold-schwarzenegger/
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    Re: Look over here. Young guy needs help.

    Wear whatever you like, but take your time making the right choice. Give it several wearings before you decide. Does this fragrance work for you under all circumstances, day or night, anytime,...
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    Ambergris, anyone? (Story in German)

    'Selbst wenn sie einen Käufer fänden, sie dürften das Ambra gar nicht verkaufen. Gemäß einem internationalen Abkommen sind Pottwale besonders geschützt. Jeglicher Handel mit Pottwalen - oder Teilen...
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    Re: Musc/Smoke/Sweetish/Sexy

    Smoke: CdG Man 2
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    Re: A BIG surprise and shock...

    I have, but I'm not allowed to discuss it on this board.
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    Re: Eucalyptus?????????????

    All eucalyptus notes are fleeting, I'm afraid - it just doesn't last very long. Your best bet is a private eucalyptus forest. Enjoy!
  92. Re: How do I ask for Help in Finding a Fragrance?

    Using this link...
    ...
  93. Thread: Gieffeffe

    by Pieter
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    Re: Gieffeffe

    David says that Pontaccio 21 was discontinued recently. That would be too bad since he just got me hooked on it! A beautiful woody chypre, slightly similar to Aramis but of true, almost Chanel-like...
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    Fragrance review: Terre d'Hermes

    Finally - the first Terre d'Hermes review on Now Smell This:

    'It is not a deep fragrance, exactly, but nor is it wispy and ethereal; it is somewhere in between, and fairly accurately corresponds...
  95. Re: something with vanilla, but also oaky masculin

    Not so creamy, but vanilla & masculine: Bulgari Black
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    Re: What about Miracle Homme?

    This one moved in with me years ago and just never left again. We shared many great moments together. To me, Miracle is among the very few that are truly 24/7 anytime, anywhere fragrances. I'll never...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermès teaser site.

    I sat through the whole thing but Jesus Christ did not reveal himself. Or was he the half naked bloke in the desert? Beautiful footage though, made me feel like wearing Yatagan - not quite the...
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    Re: Which Brand of Soap Do You Use?

    I've been using David's soaps for quite a while now and they're indeed terrific. Cardamom and Black Pepper is my favourite but the others are amazing too. Check out his Berlin store!
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes review

    Review? A rather shallow one-paragraph summary of what must have been a 28-page press kit by someone who 'can't even figure out how to spray it on'. 'Suffice it to say Hermes is not known for...
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    Re: Travel sprays (Europe)

    Welcome to Amsterdam! Check out http://www.skins.nl/
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