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  1. Re: Which fragrance garners the most COMPLAINTS when you wear it?

    I was given an ultimatum from my wife a few years ago, either my bottles of Mitsouku had to go or I was out the door. So, I sold some good vintage stuff.
  2. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    Have to add Essence Oud by Ferrari. Niche quality for mere pennies. I've really been enjoying this one!
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    [USA] Re: Perry Ellis Black Vanilla Oud

    PM sent on June 28th
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    Re: What Does Tobacco Smell Like?

    Like many basenoters, i have sampled and/or own several tobacco scents and have only smelled one or two that actually smell anything like actual cigarettes. Sample several and you're bound to find...
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    Re: Unique and artsy fragrances.

    Yes, this. It's one that deserves more love than it gets. Smells like a beautiful, clean horse and leather saddle - in the best possible way, of course.
  6. Re: what are the "safest" blind buys in the world of mens fragrance

    Agreed. Some of the lists here are pretty misleading. The OP asked for legit advice and people are posting frags that many people would find repulsive. Unfortunately a lot of safe blind purchases are...
  7. Re: what are the "safest" blind buys in the world of mens fragrance

    My first thought with "safe blind buy" questions is usually GIT
  8. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute ... now selling for $300

    I had the same fear. When I first tried it i thought, "eh, it's decent but not worth the hype." But, the more i wear it the more i enjoy it. I let a friend try it yesterday and he instantly fell in...
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    Re: Chanel Coromandel

    I wear it and enjoy it a lot, but i would love to smell it on a woman as well. I don't think it's too masculine for a lady to wear.
  10. Thread: Black orchid

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    Re: Black orchid

    I own it and wear it on occasion. I used to wear it a lot more, though.
  11. Re: $120 on 1 niche, 2 designer frags or 42 samples?

    If i really like the niche i'd go that route. $120 for one scent that is different from the mainstream that i love and enjoy wearing is always worth it to me.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent get's you the most female complime

    It's interesting, lately I've gotten several compliments on Montale's White Aoud. I've worn it for some time now and just recently had multiple positive comments from female friends/co-workers.
  13. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Black Vanilla Absolute BACK IN STOCK!!!

    I just saw a review on Fragrantica where the reviewer states that she wonders if the new batch is reformulated. In her defense, she'd never smelled it before blind purchasing it because of all the...
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    Re: Creed...4oz Tester vs 2.5oz New

    Having the full presentation is always nice, but i'd go for the extra juice every time.
  15. Thread: I'm in love!

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    Re: I'm in love!

    TV is a great scent - long lasting, intoxicating & very natural smelling. Quite pricey so I'd get in on a split if you can.
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    Re: Are any of you fragrance lovers famous?

    I'm only famous in my own mind, but my cousin and her man (i think he's her ex now) are fairly well known. She goes by Katzen and is tattooed head to toe with tiger stripes and has lip piercings that...
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    Re: Saffron and Oud recommendations

    Montale White Aoud. I don't find it so close to Dark Aoud that you couldn't justify owning both - especially if you already know you like Montale's oud note.
  18. Thread: Phoenix, Az

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    Re: Phoenix, Az

    Unfortunately Cheri Cherie is no longer at the Fiesta Mall, however there is now a wonderful family owned fragrance shop at the Superstition Springs Mall in Mesa called Perfume Gallery. The owner is...
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    Re: Anyone have experience with sephoravip?

    Scam advisor gives them a VERY low trustworthiness rating (only 10%) and there are multiple consumer complaints against them on the Better Business Bureau's website. I would avoid them as several...
  20. Re: Occasions, or do you wear whatever the F you want?

    Any time, any place, anything I want. I try to be respectful of others as I work in a hospital and my patients are sometimes sensitive to smells. But, I just go lighter on the trigger or spray on my...
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    [CONUS] Re: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

    Bump
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    [CONUS] Re: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

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    Re: What The Heck?...

    I did, trust me, I did! Lol
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    Re: What The Heck?...

    Yeah, I'm the same way. I sometimes feel like people are being too paranoid, but when it's your money you kinda look at it a little differently.

    The kicker is, the juice seems totally legit. 14...
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    Sticky: Re: Is my fragrance Fake threads

    Thanks for the info. It seemed to smell right, but not really wanting to chance it. Plus, if I kept it & ever wanted to trade or sell it later, I'd prefer a box that doesn't look like a 6 year old...
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    Sticky: Re: Is my fragrance Fake threads

    Yep. Could this just be a gray market bottle packaged in a crappy, cheap box? Seems to smell how i would imagine DHI smelling. I just got back from returning it, but really wanted it to be legit.
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    Re: What The Heck?...

    A local fragrance store that is privately owned at our mall. I just took it back and luckily he gave me my money back on it so I'm not too worried about it now, but the box thing was pretty crazy
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    Re: What The Heck?...

    LOL...Honestly, in all my years on basenotes I think this is the first time I've ever started a "is my fragrance fake?" thread
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    What The Heck?...

    Since people don't seem to check some of the off the beaten path sub forums too often, take a look in the "Is My Bottle Fake" sub forum. I just posted several pics of the most horrendous box that...
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    Sticky: Re: Is my fragrance Fake threads

    This is the worst box I've ever seen. I can't say whether the juice smells legit or not as this is the first bottle I've ever purchased, but it does smell similar to my Dior Homme with extra cocoa...
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    [CONUS] Re: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

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    Re: Craiglist Tresures

    I haven't purchased many scents off craigslist but check it frequently just in case. I did score a vintage Chanel #5 EDC for dirt cheap a few years back, so yes, I do enjoy finding craigslist...
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    Re: Vintage Furyo by Bogart

    That thought did cross my mind. I was surprised to find several vintage bottles in one store and wouldn't mind grabbing them and sharing the wealth with my fellow basenoters. I'm not sure how cost...
  34. Re: Having trouble identifying 'challenging' fragrances.

    Yep, I totally understand you. Luckily my wife keeps me in check. She lets me know when I've stepped into "offensive" territory before I head out the door for work. I work at a hospital, so I have to...
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    Re: Vintage Furyo by Bogart

    Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the help.

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    Just went to the store and sure enough, just alcohol, fragrance & water listed as ingredients and the address is: "46 av. Victor...
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    Vintage Furyo by Bogart

    I found an old thread here that should have answered my question but for whatever reason I can't access the photos linked to the thread. Sorry, but I'm going to repost the questions for that reason....
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    [CONUS] Re: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

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    Re: Your Favorite Cheapies

    As previously mentioned, some Aramis scents are great and can be had for cheap. For example, Calligraphy Rose is fantastic and beautyspin.com has testers for $35 + $7 shipping. Sometimes you can get...
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    Re: ** TABU ** For MEN

    My mother used to drench herself in Tabu before church. Needless to say, the 20 minute ride every Sunday morning was almost unbearable. She passed away at a fairly young age so it was very...
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    Re: Le Male: Niche versions?

    This one is very similar, inexpensive & lasts quite a while with great projection.
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    Re: When was Pure Malt Reformulated?

    The box was definitely changed from what I noted the last time I was at Nordstroms, so that could be the first outward sign that there might have been a reformulation.
  42. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Cumin and white musk are my least favorite notes
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    Re: Thierry Mugler A*Men Pure Tonka for 2016

    $90 on Mugler's website and there's a clock counting down to launch. About 4 days, 11 hours currently showing.
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    Re: Are all CREEDS potent and long lasting?

    GIT - great scent, poor performance
    SMW - great scent, poor performance
    Aventus - ok scent, poor performance

    It's probably just me, but the only Creed that I get good performance from (out of...
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    Re: Suggest a vetiver....

    +1 Vetyver, but sample first if possible as it has a burned rubber smell in the opening.

    TF Grey Vetiver EDP is also phenomenal.
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    [CONUS] L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

    Sealed BNIB L'Occitane en Provence Ambre & Santal EDT 75ml (2 available)...swap available to CONUS basenoters

    This is a sensual amber and sandalwood scent with added notes of bergamot, rosemary,...
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    [CONUS] L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

    Sealed BNIB L'Occitane en Provence Ambre & Santal EDT 75ml...$80 OBO shipped to CONUS

    This is a sensual amber and sandalwood scent with added notes of bergamot, rosemary, fig leaves, rose, cedar,...
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    The interesting thing is that Back to Black is a "tobacco" fragrance that has zero tobacco in it. I wasn't aware of that until I was invited to a By Kilian special event and the Kilian rep talked for...
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    Poll: Re: Back to Black vs Herod vs Tobacco Vanille

    Unfortunately I haven't tried Herod, but I enjoy both B2B and TV, B2B slightly more.
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    Re: Best Montale fragrances

    I've only sampled 6 or 8 Montales and my favorite by far is White Aoud.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th January, 2016

    45890
  52. Re: X-Mas 2015 what cologne is on your gift list ??

    White Aoud, Santal Majuscule & Bois Vanille
  53. Re: What are your favorite "suit and tie" fragrances?

    +1 for GV and I'd add Creed's Bois du Portugal
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2015

    Montale White Aoud
    Lutens Santal Majuscule
    Lutens Un Bois Vanille

    Christmas presents to me from the wife
  55. Re: Well, maybe it's starting to get out of hand..

    Thanks for this comment. I will be passing this on to my wife so she'll get off my back about her "more fragrances than you could possibly wear in a lifetime" campaign. Makes it tough to ask for the...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I was blown away by Sunshine for men by Amouage. Partially because I normally despise Amouage fragrances (too much for my nose) and because I'm not a big lavender fan. The lavender and vanilla are so...
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    Re: What's the best CREED Fragrance?

    BdP is definitely bottle worthy. As has already been stated, it lasts forever and smells great. I would sample it first though, because there are plenty of people who find it "too mature" or "old...
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine man

    Tried this a few days ago and really like it a lot. Having said that, I have to admit that I'm not a fan of most Amouage offerings that I've sampled in the past. I find Lyric Man, Beloved and...
  59. Thread: Jammy Rose

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    Re: Jammy Rose

    I'm

    Thanks Primrose. This sounds very interesting - I'll have to take a sniff.
  60. Thread: Jammy Rose

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    Re: Jammy Rose

    That will be on my list. Thanks.
  61. Thread: Jammy Rose

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    Re: Jammy Rose

    Good to hear from you again danieq. I'm planning a trip to the Perfume Shoppe this Saturday to check out a few Montales, so I'll try those suggested. I actually have 2 bottles of Calligraphy Rose and...
  62. Thread: Jammy Rose

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    Re: Jammy Rose

    I'll add that to my "must test before Christmas" list
  63. Thread: Jammy Rose

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    Re: Jammy Rose

    I do have NdN which I enjoy, but it gets a bit funky on my skin. I'll have to check out Rose Rebelle.
  64. Thread: Jammy Rose

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    Jammy Rose

    I've searched through many threads about different rose fragrances an can't find one that answers my specific question. I'm probably going to purchase either By Kilian's Rose Oud or Oud Silk Mood by...
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    Re: Looking for a recommendation from By Kilian

    I love Back to Black and Rose Oud
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    Re: Do you keep any fragrances in the bathroom?

    Nope, never. It'll kill them - don't do it unless it's a cheapie that you don't really care about.
  67. Re: What was your BEST EVER compliment and on which frag?

    As funny as it is, I once had a female patient tell me that my scent was the kind of smell that makes her want to throw on some lingerie and say, "come on, let's go boy." All I was wearing was Polo...
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    Re: Tom Ford Grey Vetiver

    You crack me up vagabond...I wouldn't put anywhere near 10 sprays on. It's way too strong for more than two or three sprays, especially in Arizona.
    I do really enjoy this one. Definitely in my top...
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    Re: Mixed feelings fragrances

    Same here, except I don't like anything after the first 10 minutes...at first sniff I thought I was going to love this then it quickly turned on me.
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    Re: Amen pure leather

    I find it very similar to the original, but as many others have stated, it has a synthetic leather note. It also seems toned down from A*men as well. Having said that, I've thought about buying it as...
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    No, it smells like armpit...sorry to be redundant
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    I can't stand the smell of cumin and this one is overloaded with it. I feel like I'm spraying on juice from somebody's raunchy armpit every time I test Declaration.
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    Re: New By Kilian Pearl Oud

    Really enjoy By Kilian scents, so will have to try this one.
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    Re: Cologne before bed

    Almost always...drives my wife nuts.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes smells like piss?

    I'm not a fan, too much ISO e Super for me, but never thought it smelled like pee. Some peoples' sense of smell is a bit crazy in my opinion. I can wear a sweet, spicy oriental and my wife will tell...
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    Re: Serge Lutens recommendations

    This and Five O'clock au Gingembre
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    Re: Serge lutens five o clock au gingembre

    I recently sampled this and put it on my "definite buy" list. It is a Lutens though, so it might not be a safe blind buy.
  78. Re: Ever discover a fairly common scent smells like a fragrance you own?

    There's some sort of "green" smelling cleaning product that they use at the hospital I work at that smells like GIT. Smells great.
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    Re: Got my Amber absolute today

    My SA at Neiman's said they were taking reservations because they were getting limited quantities. May be just a sales ploy, but who knows.
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    Re: Royal Mayfair is a masterpiece.

    Trying it for the first time today. It's ok, but I find the eucalyptus note to be pretty medicinal which is a turnoff for me. I guess I'm in the minority on this one. I will say that the dry down is...
  81. Re: which among these is the reliable online site --for US domestic perfume orders & Delivery ?

    Had a very good experience with beautyspin.com recently, but my normal go to site is www.beautyencounter.com
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    Re: Recommended blind buys

    Don't do it!!
  83. Poll: Re: Do You Have More Bottles of Cologne, or Does She Have More Bottles of Nail Polish???

    I'm with the majority here. I have way more bottles of fragrance than my wife & three teenage daughters have of nail polish combined.
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    Re: Blind buyers unite!

    LOL...I lived in Anderson for about a year and a half and graduated high school from Anderson High. I kind of liked it at the time but would never move back. I can see fragrance shopping being an...
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    Re: Blind buyers unite!

    Haha, I started to write that I only do it about 30% of the time, but then I started to think about my purchases over the years. I realized that I have been blind buying about 70-80% of the time...
  86. Re: What's the ultimate compliment monster for daily use?

    Jo Malone's Vanilla & Anise. The ladies really seem to like this on a guy.
  87. Re: Whats the maximum premium you'd pay for a capped bottle vs uncapped?

    I obviously expect to pay less without cap/box, but am willing to pay more for the full presentation. Kind of depends on the fragrance, but I probably wouldn't pay more than $10-$12 more for the cap....
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    Re: Just acquired Grey Vetiver...

    10 sprays!! Holy crap man!! I do one MAYBE two sprays and I'm good all day. 10 sprays and I'd be suffocating my coworkers...LOL. It is a great scent, one of my favorites. Probabably my favorite...
  89. Re: What are some or your "Nastypiece" fragrances ?

    +100 for Kouros. Nothing like smelling like I urinated all over myself - and smelling like that for 8 to 10 hours. Aaarrrrggghhh....
  90. Thread: Beautyspin

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    Re: Beautyspin

    Legit and pretty fast shipping. Outstanding prices.
  91. Re: My body does not allow perfume to last, what do to do?

    I live in the desert and often have the same problem. I find that many of the aforementioned tips help as well as staying hydrated (drink more water) and spraying the backs of my arms where I have...
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    I agree. Two of my favorite fragrances are from Aramis - Calligraphy Rose & Havana. I also like Aramis, but my wife finds it repulsive, so I don't wear it.
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    I know you know that I live just 20 miles or so from where you are (Superstition Springs area). I have Calligraphy Rose and would be willing to let you test it if you want to. I'd just have to get...
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    Re: How consistent is Bois du Portugal?

    I get pretty good longevity & projection with BdP and I usually suffer from zero longevity from most fragrances. I have noticed batch variations with BdP though (I know, I know, batch variations are...
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    Re: NEW: John Varvatos Dark Rebel

    Grabbed a sample at Nordstroms this weekend and gave it a go. It opens pretty dark with a slight, slight sweetness. The darkness reminds me of Black Afgano - it doesn't necessarily smell like BA, but...
  96. Re: Why do so many love l'instant de guerlain pour homme extreme?

    It's funny, I get resins, resins, resins. I think I convinced myself once that I was smelling the cocoa in the dry down.
  97. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    JV Dark Rebel. Only smelled it on a card, but grabbed a sample and will give it a full wearing soon. Good first impression, but gotta see how it performs on my skin.
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    Re: Which performs better ADG v Polo Blue

    Gotta agree with everyone else, AdG
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    Re: Anyone ever use Beautyspin.com?

    I know this thread is a few months old, but I figured I'd chime in. I just received an order from Beautyspin.com (24 Gold Oud Edition & Aramis Calligraphy Rose) and all is perfect. The prices were...
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    Re: Need help identifying perfume bottle

    LOL...good luck:smiley:
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