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    Re: Need a powdery recommendation

    Iris Powder - Farmacia Annunziata 450
    Lavender Powder - Noblige by Laboratorio Olfattivo
    incredible personal powder, a bit flowery - IO by Hilde Soliani Gli Invisibili

    Seems, like especially...
  2. Poll: Re: End Perfume Sexism - Should Basenotes Merge the Male and Female Sub-Forums?

    To me, the two boards are very different in various aspects and that's exactly what makes Basenotes so lively, interesting and also entertaining, I'd vote to keep it that way. One can always read and...
  3. Re: Serge lutens - your 5 best ever; your 5 worst too...( grandtotal 10 fragances )

    I'd say, best are

    Encens et Lavande
    Cuir Mauresque
    Iris Silver Mist
    Chene
    Boxeuses

    my worst
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    Re: Top 10 Feminine Frags

    Oh my, I currently love sweet and/or fruity, so on the more feminine side
    these would be my top ten:

    Rivage des Syrtes - MDCI Parfums
    Carnal Flower - Frederic Malle
    Iris Ganache - Guerlain...
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    Re: Which scents brings you good 80's memories?

    On the male side these:

    Macassar
    Antaeus
    Nino Cerutti
    Kouros
    Egoiste
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Mine are

    Parfums de Nicolai - L'Eau à la Folie
    Amouage - Interlude both
    O'Driù - anything!
    MDCI - Chypre Palatin
    Serge Lutens - Santal Majuscule
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Amyris both
    ...
  7. Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle fragrance and why?

    Frederic Malle is my favourite perfume house, to me they offer the highest quality and biggest variety in scents. Anyone remember the brilliant test kit, they've offered in the beginning? When I...
  8. Looking for decants of Caron Accord 119 and Betrothal EdP

    Hello,

    I am desperately looking for 10ml decants of these two scents. I am in Germany and could pay via PayPal.
    Swapping is also an option, from anything of my wardrobe, I can make decants off....
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    Re: New Fragrance: DS & Durga Bowmakers

    Love this! It reminds me a lot of Macassar, although it's bolder, rawer - different .... but anyhow, takes me back to the 80s instantly!
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    Re: Almond notes: suggestions, please!

    Lumière Blanche by Olfactive Studio has a delicious almond note!

    After the initial cardamom opening blast has slowed down, it turns into a milky almond-sandalwood scent
    with sparkling notes here...
  11. Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    Deep, dark, delicious and sexy - Cafe Noir by DSH!
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    Re: Your favorite Amouage and why?

    My favourite is Homage, followed by Lyric woman and the old, discontinued silver cologne for men.
  13. Re: The new YSL re-dos of Y, Yvresse, and Nu... Are they any good?

    I tried Nu, side to side to the old one. The nu Nu is very nice, but less intense and somehow tamed. Still a good alternative to nothing ;o).
  14. Re: Just for fun.. Help me pick out for my weekend trip to London.

    Declaration and then buy a few new scents Les Senteurs, Selfridges, Liberty, Harrods ...... have fun!
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    Re: What is the better smelling leather scent?

    From you list I would pick Knize Ten as the best leather.

    My top 3 leather scents are

    Xerjoff Homme
    Puredistance M
    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque
  16. Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Vanille could be what you are looking for, to me it's an adult vanilla scent. It's starts a bit boozy and sweet at first, but then turns into a slightly spicy, elegant...
  17. Re: sophisticated high quality floral fruity scent

    I'd like to add Rivage des Syrtes by MDCI, done by Patricia Nicolai. A happy, sunny orange-pineapple-tuberose!
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    Re: Your favorite Pierre Bourdon creation

    Mine is Mark Birley, followed by French Lover.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    I happily report to have received Oeillet from Scent Systems today. I bought it from Earth Mother Soul Sister in the UK.
    Cheers - Safran
  20. Re: help finding a masculine version of chanel's coco

    triple post, sorry
  21. Re: help finding a masculine version of chanel's coco

    double post, sorry
  22. Re: help finding a masculine version of chanel's coco

    Reading your description of your father I first thought of Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Lorenzo-Villoresi/Spezie-5093.html , but it doesn't have much similarity with...
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, November 10, 2011

    For me it's Loggia dei Mercanti from La Collina Toscana Reserve.
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    Re: YSL Kouros - First Impressions

    On the right man, also one of the sexiest scents in the world!

    PS: At least, as I remember it from the time, it was released ....
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    Re: New Fragrance: Diane von Furstenberg - Diane

    Also tried it at Sephora yesterday and found it quite ladylike clean, if that makes sense. A creamy violet, nice, but absolutely not for me. EdP and Edt were very similar, but I didn't wait too long...
  26. Re: Which fragrances smell closest to your clothes after a bonfire?

    Also, Serge Lutens Serge Noire smells very much like Bonfire to me.
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    Re: Horses, leather, stables

    And, Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque, that might also fit.
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    Re: Horses, leather, stables

    Definetely Dior Leather Oud!
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    Re: Your Wardrobe Top 10 - Update

    current favourites are, in no particular order

    Dior - Mitzah
    Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le soir
    Andy Tauer - White
    Prada - Candy
    Mona di Orio - Les Nombres d'Or - Tubéreuse
    Olfactive...
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    Poll: Re: Best from Tom Ford

    Oud Wood anytime, Amber Absolute and Velvet Gardenia once in a while.
    I also like Bois Rouge and Japon Noir a lot, they are just too masculine on me.
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    Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Hermès Hermessence - Ambre Narguilé
    Dior la Collection Couturier Parfumeur - Mitzah
    Tom Ford Private Blends - Amber Absolute

    Those are the ones I love in Autumn and Winter. There is one in...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    How about 10 corso como? There is a lot more going on, but to me it's mainly sandalwood, and it's sweet too.
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  33. Re: Editions Frederic Malle - Scented Candles, room diffusers and NOW Spray guns!

    They look the the spray bottles I use for my plants, but if he comes up with the Santal Cardamome scent to spray, I'll buy it anyway.
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    Re: Alternatives to Iris Poudre by Malle

    I second No 22 and, quite bold, but very pretty Iris, Andy Tauer's Pentachord White
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    Re: Modern releases with old school awesomeness!

    Balmain - Carbone de Balmain, it has something very classic to me and it reminds me of the old Nino Cerruti for men.
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    Re: Why I love Bertrand Duchaufour.

    I love Traversee du Bosphore, La Belle Helene and the Aedes scent he made. And I'm looking very much forward to sniffing his l'Artisan Mon Numero scents.
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    Re: Best London Airport Duty Free Fragrances

    I'd say Heathrow Terminal 5, they even have the Tom Ford Private Blends.
  38. Re: How long does a perfume usually last on paper?

    When Sacrebleu came out, I first couldn't decide, whether I wanted it or not. I kept the paper stripe and used it as a bookmark. After about 4 months, it still smelled so gorgeous that I went back to...
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    Re: Most worn in May?

    4 Rivage des Syrtes, Carnal Flower, La Collina Toscana Reserve Loggia dei Mercanti,
    2 Cococabana, Absolue pour le Matin, Orange Sanguine, Quel Amour Eau Parfumee, Biche dans l'Absinthe
    1 Songes,...
  40. Re: I met Claude Marchal (MDCI) in Paris (28.05)

    He surely is a lovely person! Very passionate and sincere about what he is doing and not a marketing person at all. I had the chance to meet him on the Dusseldorf Perfume Fair two years ago, where he...
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    Re: Betrothal by Grossmith

    The whole line is a line of very classic scents, I think, if you like the old Guerlains, Carons and Patous, you would enjoy one or two of them. To me Betrothal is a bit different, it has compared to...
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    Re: Let's talk Saffron

    sorry, double post
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    Re: Let's talk Saffron

    My favourite Saffron scent, almost like a soliflore (if there would be such a thing with spices), is Zafferano by Odori.
    Very true to the spice imo.

    Cheers
    Safran
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 13 March 2011

    Happy belated Birthday, Tigrushka! Hope you had a wonderful day!

    Cheers
    Safran
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 March 2011

    Kiss me tender for me today.

    Cheers
    Safran
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    Re: Balmain Carbone? Any thoughts???

    Just got this for my hubby, I liked it immediately! Most of all, because it reminds me of the discontinued first Cerruti scent for men, which was named Nino Cerruti (1979). Nino Cerruti was a bit...
  47. Re: Chi'cago: Where can I find Tom Ford's Private Blends ?

    The thread is three years old, I would be surprised, if they wouldn't have them by now!
  48. Re: Uber fruity summer time fragrances (im getting a head start)

    I second Byredo Pulp, that's what I think, when I hear Uber fruity!
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    Re: First fragrance ever for my daughter?

    My daughter is almost 10 and she wanted a fragrance too, a few months ago. She sniffed through a variety of my samples and chose Caron Eau Pure. Perfect choice, I think. It's slightly fruity, fresh,...
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    Re: Most worn in January 2011?

    Hello Tigrushka,

    this was a month of spicy and strong scents for me, mainly orientals:

    5 Absolue pour le Soir - MFK
    5 Portrait of a Lady - Frederic Malle
    3 Carnal Flower - Frederic Malle
    2...
  51. Re: What do you think of Chanel Antaeus? Still in style?

    Imo, it was never out of style and it's one of the sexiest male fragrances ever! And in addition, I don't have the feeling, that powerhouse scents are generally outdated, on the contrary, they are...
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    Re: Most worn in November?

    Last month I've finally managed to write them down....

    5 L'Artisan - Traversée du Bosphore
    4 Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Soir
    3 Frederic Malle - Carnal Flower
    3 Atelier Cologne - Orange...
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    Re: Another Top Ten List Thread

    My list would be, in no particular order, as of today:

    Amouage - Homage

    Amouage - Opus I

    Frederic Malle - Carnal Flower

    Francis Kurkkjian - Absolue de Soir
  54. Re: TheDryDown: great overview of perfume related blogs and other information

    :embarassed: :laugh: no wonder, it's such a smart page - waving to Grant!
  55. TheDryDown: great overview of perfume related blogs and other information

    Hello,

    this week I've found this great page with perfume related links:

    http://thedrydown.com

    Hope, it's not old news....

    Cheers
    Safran
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    Re: Scents of Introspection

    For me, this would definetely be Encens et Lavande, followed by Iris Silver Mist. Whereas the latter has not only a contemplative feel for me, it tends also strongly to the melancholic side.
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    Re: What is your favorite Xerjoff fragrance?

    I wholeheartedly agree! Most powerful, but still refined.

    I also like Kobe a lot, more for is surprising development, than for it's orange blossom topnotes.

    Cheers
    Safran
  58. Re: The authorative niche fragrance map of Amsterdam

    Great map, thank you ! Will be highly appreciated during our visit of Amsterdam in a few weeks !

    Cheers
    Safran
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    Re: Fragrances in Dusseldorf, Germany

    Lucky you, Alex ! We've moved away from Duesseldorf 3 years ago and although we've only lived there for a year and a half, we still miss it a lot !

    Now to the perfumes stores, you have a huge...
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    Re: Tom Ford Oud Wood?

    Love, love, love TF's Oud Wood !

    But I have to admit, that I especially like, what makes it so different from other Oud scents.
    It doesn't have this medical, sharp, almost metallic note, that...
  61. Re: A summer fragrance required for a conservative lady

    You've mentioned, that she has got a few chanel fragrances already. If there aren't any of the boutique ones, Les Exclusifs, in her collection yet, I would suggest either 31, Rue Cambon for a soft,...
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    Re: Tom Ford - Oud Wood

    I saw the Private Blends in May at the Tom Ford counter in Heathrow's Terminal 5, perfume store.
    So, if you know someone flying in via Terminal 5, you might have a chance to get it there. Compared...
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    Re: Your favourite all-rounder?

    My favourite allrounders would be

    - Osmanthe Yunnan
    - Parfum de Therese
    - Hail Merri, Trance Essence
    - Rue Cambon 31
  64. Re: Chi'cago: Where can I find Tom Ford's Private Blends ?

    Thank you ! Yes, that's what they said on the phone, it's only available in New York and LA.
    Like this, I can spend my money on other things !
  65. Re: Chi'cago: Where can I find Tom Ford's Private Blends ?

    Hi again,

    I went to several places today - Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue - and also called Neiman Marcus, but it seems like they are not available in Chicago. So it has to wait...
  66. Re: Chi'cago: Where can I find Tom Ford's Private Blends ?

    Thank you all very much, I really appreciate your help ! Will go on a sniffing tour tomorrow !
  67. Chi'cago: Where can I find Tom Ford's Private Blends ?

    Hello,

    sorry to ask that here, but I've checked the City Guide section already and couldn't find anything.
    We are currently visiting Chicago and I'd love to sniff more of the Private Blends....
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    Re: Fendi for Women - Similar?

    Hi again,

    yes, that is the one I meant. SORRY, I misunderstood you, I thought, you were looking for something similar .... good luck !

    Jutta
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    Re: Fendi for Women - Similar?

    Hello Vivek,

    I am also a huge fan of Fendi, if we are talking about the original Fendi Donna, which, as far as I know, 1985 or 1986. Anyway, I've been looking for a substitute for many years and...
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    Re: Help in identifying a fragrance...

    My first guess would also be WHITE LINEN, it smells extremeley clean and soapy to me and it has definetely sillage. This is one of the few fragrances, I can always smell and identify from quite a...
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    Re: SOTD- Jan.27th

    Happy birthday to my brother, who's 28th birthday is today, unfortunately he lives too far away from me, in St.Louis, Missouri. On this special day I am wearing TDC's Jasmin de Nuit.
    Have a lovely...
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    Re: TGIF! Sotd Friday 25 January

    For me it's Jil Sander Scent 79 today, unfortunately still only a sample !
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    Re: Comprehensive list of Grapefruit scents!

    To me, Dammuso from Profumi di Pantelleria is T H E grapefruit scent, it stays and stays and stays grapefruit-y on your skin, even if there is quite some musk involved in the base.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 18 January

    Started the day with a very old sample of Crown's Tanglewood Bouquet (awkward), switched to DSH's Beach Roses when I went out for dinner with friends and now in front of TV, got a large dose of Etat...
  75. Re: Tuberose, Jasmine, or Gardenia scents for men?

    I know, it's hard to get, but Serge Lutens' Tuberose Criminelle can be heavenly on a man !
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    Re: Most Worn in January

    Mine were:

    1. Ambre Narguile (at least on ten days)
    2. Dior Eau Noire
    3. Biche dans L'Absinthe
    4. Folie de Rose
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    Re: looking for "dark" scents

    Great thread, I actually quite like many dark scents, here are my favourites:

    CdG Quazarzate
    Serge Lutens Chene - dark, but in a very warm and comforting way
    Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque - dark...
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    Re: Top 3 Fragrances You Can't Wait To Try..

    Mine are:

    Idole - Idole de Lubin

    Armani - Armani Privé Amethyst / Cuir Améthyste

    Parfum de Rosine - Rose d'Amour

    the list could be continued with
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    Re: 15 January 2006 SotDD #7 - The Forties

    I'll be wearing Tabac Blond, if I don't forget.
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    Re: Best New Female fragrance 2005

    Parfums de Rosine's Folie de Rose
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    Re: Eau Noir = Sables

    When I first sniffed Eau Noir, it immediately reminded me of Sables. The similarity and the comfortness of the immortelle is there, but Eau Noir is a bit more modern and less deep and animalic than...
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    Re: Best Masculine Citrus Colognes!

    Bigarade Concentree and Eau Sauvage
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 October

    DSH's Piment et Chocolat for me today.
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    Re: SotD(D #5) Sunday 16 October

    Oops, I forgot it as well, guess because it just had to be Cafe Noir this morning... :)

    But I will switch to either En Avion or Tabac Blond in the evening.

    Have a nice 20s sunday !
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    Re: SotD Thursday 13 October

    Seve Exquise for me today.

    Happy anniversary, Artisankey !
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    Re: I smell my grandfather!!

    Where did your grandfather live, in which country ?
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    Re: The noses: 02 - Alberto Morillas

    Can't say, I really like any of his scents, but I adore the candles, he created for MIZENSIR.
    They are my most favourite ones, together with Marriage Freres tea candles and a few Diptyque ones.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 11 October

    Takashimaya's T for me today.
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    Re: Driest, woody fragrances you can think of

    I would pick Gobin Daude's Nuit au Desert, one of the driest scents, I've found. It contains Agarwood.
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 October

    Folie de Rose for me today, I am wearing it the first time again since May. Lovely autumn scent !
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    Re: In search of a pepper note

    I wholeheartly agree ! :)
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    Re: Become a Basenotes Premium Member

    Wow, I wasn't even aware, that this might cost a lot of money ! THANKS A LOT for doing all that, Grant !
    I just donated the annual amount, but I also agree with scentemental, I am not a fan of...
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    Re: "Powdery" fragances?

    Lorenzo Villoresi's Yerbamate is also very powdery, the only green powdery scent I know.
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    Re: What were your biggest "WOW" factor scents?

    Oops, I pressed the post button too quickly, would like to add

    Nuit au Desert
    Biche dans L'Absinthe
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    Re: What were your biggest "WOW" factor scents?

    The ones, that first come to mind are

    Piper Nigrum
    DSH's Cafe Noir
    "T" Takashimaya
    Rose Poivree
    Yerbamate
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    Re: CdG Citrico ???

    There is a German online shop, who carries them: http://www.gabriele-kraetschmer.de/shop/index.php?cPath=1_31_101_228.

    As far as I know, they do send worldwide.
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    Re: Sampled SL Borneo 1834.

    THANK YOU ! Now I know, that I won't have to give it away.... [smiley=kiss.gif].

    Sorry to hear that, LilleMy, hopefully it'll be there any hour !

    Cheers SIC,
    Safran
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 September

    Frederic Malle's Une Rose for me today.
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    Re: Sampled SL Borneo 1834.

    Sisters in crime, my bottle has arrived ! [smiley=smiley.gif] Only 7 more days to wait *[smiley=shocked.gif] [smiley=undecided.gif] [smiley=sad.gif]

    Let me know, when yours are there, ok ?
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    Re: Sampled SL Borneo 1834.

    Thanks to you all, that sounds very promising ! Will share my thoughts too, in 2 weeks, if
    I can really wait that long....
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