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    Re: Shalimar Descendents

    Have a sample on the way.



    Agree about Shaal Nur, and I don't forgotten about it.



    That does sound glorious. I'm a big Iris lover, too.
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    Re: The most universally pleasing fragrance?

    Yes, agreed. This is a pleasant one that even my picky kids love on me (have a rollerball).
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd January, 2017

    My full on Vegetarianism started in the dining hall, too! Although as a child I hated meat and felt bad for the animals. I'd sit at the table for hours after dinner as my parents tried to make me eat...
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    Re: The most universally pleasing fragrance?

    Ken Russell:

    Agreed. Light Blue is very popular here in Memphis as well as Chicago, and for good reason. Only caveat: Its cetalox or whatever can get obnoxious when over sprayed.
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    Re: Colissimo Shipping Service: Any Experience?

    Great experiences with this service.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st January, 2017

    Hey, all!

    Whitefluffy, you smell particularly pretty today!

    I will add to the veggie conversation: I was an ovo-lacto vegetarian for 4 years. But I learned my body processes iron badly and...
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    Re: The most universally pleasing fragrance?

    Flower has worked that way in my wardrobe over the years, although there are some who say it smells like baby wipes, and I gotta admit I can see it, even though it's an old favorite.



    Sorry,...
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    Re: The most universally pleasing fragrance?

    Agree. Hate these two Chance flankers.

    Used to wear Pleasures in HS, but can't stand it now.
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    Re: Recommendation, please: a sexy evening scent?

    It might be unpopular to tell you not to try something new, but if I were you and were going to the opera, I'd wear Coromandel.
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    Re: Loss of confidence

    Maybe you'll think this is helpful, maybe not, but confident bald men are sexy.
  11. Re: Do I NEED Dior Homme Eau if I already own regular Homme?

    To my nose they are related, but not terribly so. Get the Eau if you'd wear it; I think it's more wearable than DH.
  12. Re: The more scents you gather, do you like more smells?

    I think I've found a greater number of things to like, but that my tastes are relatively unchanged. What's really happened with me is that now I know more about what I like and why. I still after all...
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    Re: Have you ever been cologne shamed?

    Not really, but I'm a woman. There could be gender based discrimination.
  14. Re: How to test in a fragrance shop - what do people do?

    Me too! It can take me 2-3 hrs to get to the arm stage.

    Also, I make friends with good SAs and take their cards and if I can't get a significantly better price online, I'll order from them later....
  15. Re: The Context (or not) of Wearing Perfumes ....

    I think while I do pay attention to context, I do the unexpected thing often. For example, Mitsouko is what I typically wear to ballparks for baseball games. And sometimes I wear Coromandel to work....
  16. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    Today I think I would keep:

    -31 Rue Cambon EDT
    -L de Lolita
    -vintage Dune
    -Gieffeffe
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    Re: Perfumes you never get tired of

    Ones I keep wearing on a regular basis:

    -Prada Infusion d'Iris
    -Gieffeffe by Gianfranco Ferre
    -Diorella by Dior

    Ones I keep buying replacement bottles of over the years:

    -L de Lolita...
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    Re: New Carolina Herrera "Good Girl"

    Ick. I think I threw up in my mouth.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th January, 2017

    Happy Birthday Whitefluffy!!


    Will do, NCal.

    thediamondsea and NCal, I do like Mexique better than original Shalimar, which I loved in parfum form in the 80's courtesy of my aunt giving me...
  20. Re: Current favorites: RL Safari, Molinard Chypre d'Orient, AdP Rosa Nobile and SL Clair de Musc

    You should go to Barney's. They have everything!

    If I were you I'd try Soir de Lune by Sisley.

    And Eau de Merveilles by Hermes might be up your alley.

    Also, for the record Safari appears to...
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    Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    It is likely the Hermes, but also these two come to mind:

    First, an older one that is crazy popular here in the American south:
    ...
  22. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    Second the Le Labo
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Lipstick Queen Goodbye
  24. Re: Nagel creates new Eau de Merveilles for Hermès

    Me, too.
  25. Re: Looking for Acqua di Gio with a little more aqua (oh and hello)

    This.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th January, 2017

    Continuing the conversation from Sunday:



    Shalimar Mexique is a new favorite, a rare one that is loved by my whole family, even my picky 7-yr.-old, who does not hesitate to tell me if he thinks...
  27. Re: NEW: Hermes - Eau des Merveilles Bleue For Women!

    As a side note, what made you pass on Eau Claire, Red?
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    Re: Discreet / subtle modern

    Byredo Blanche
    Allure Homme edition Blanche
    Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc
    Chanel Eau de Cologne
    Prada Infusion d'Iris
    Roger & Gallet Eau de Shiso
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th January, 2017

    Shalimar Mexique is a new favorite, a rare one that is loved by my whole family, even my picky 7-yr.-old, who does not hesitate to tell me if he thinks I'm wearing something stinky! Thanks are in...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th January, 2017

    It is so beautiful on the strip-- enjoy! Unfortunately it smells like tomato leaf and celery salt once it hits my skin! (The disappointment)

    Wearing Diorella today- the perfect sunshine for this...
  31. Re: NEW: Hermes - Eau des Merveilles Bleue For Women!

    Thanks for posting, Hednic. I love the Merveilles line.
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Bought it.

    Next up is maybe one of the following:

    L'Artisan The Pour Une Ete
    L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi
    Byredo Pulp
    Diptyque Eau Duelle
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    Re: Today I Bought January 2017

    Welcome, HouseofPhlegethon!

    I waited almost a year to purchase this lovely using two gift cards at Sephora.com. Excited for it to arrive!
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th January, 2017

    Wearing something that a sample from NCal convinced me to buy this past summer:
    Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route du Mexique
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    Re: On the lookout for a fresh jasmine

    Agree with The Pour Une Ete or Love and Tears.
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    Re: Favorite unscented perfume?

    It isn't a perfume; it's concept art.
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    Re: Jasmine Like Korres' Body Butter

    Thanks! I also loved that fig one... and they used to have a lovely plum.

    Sounds like I need to try the Montale! I do remember liking Jasmin Rouge but I will need to revisit. The By Kilian I find...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th January, 2017

    Coromandel for the 2nd time this week!
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Fils de Dieu by ELdO
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    Re: Where are ClaireV's reviews?!?

    Claire, I'll go on record and say your reviews are the most insightful ones we have. And I personally enjoy how experiential and analogous they are. You're brilliant.
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    Re: Most worn, not most loved

    Yeah my most worn are mostly things that soothe, or least don't cause headaches. I'm also a mild synaesthete, and I wear a lot of gray and blue, and therefore my most worn scents kind of smell gray...
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    Re: In 2017, I expect to finish...

    I love a challenge! Those are some inspiring goals.
  43. Re: 35% OFF End Of Year Clearance Sale at Four Seasons!

    https://fourseasonsproducts.com/clearance/
  44. Re: Perfumes that smell different to you than to anyone else, seemingly

    Also true with cilantro (coriander leaf)-- for some it tastes like soap and they abhor it. This is a genetic difference.

    Or musks-- most of us are anosmic to at least one. Have you ever smelled...
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    Jasmine Like Korres' Body Butter

    I finally got the opportunity to put my nose on several jasmines I'd been wanting to try, as I've casually been looking for one for about a year, and they are not quite right, and I've realized I'm...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendents

    Vernona, I wonder if it's similar to Shalimar Sur la Route du Mexique? I find that one to be smoky and leathery.



    That's funny! I always referred to Shalimar Light as "Diet Shalimar." But a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th January, 2017

    Quite poetic, Red. It's in the teens here, too. Feels like home. Didn't think I'd miss Chicago's frigidity.
    And don't think I didn't notice you raging against the dying of the light there with Rive...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendents

    Wow! So many new things to sniff! What diverse additions!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th January, 2017

    Scent twins! Coromandel for me, too.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi "ACQUA"

    You found Neroli Portofino Acqua to have bad performance? On my DH and me it lasts and lasts...

    Anyway, great share. Looking forward to it as I like the original.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendents

    teardrop, I have never smelled that one, although I remember its name from my early days on Basenotes. I'll have to check it out.




    Bavard, I love Shalimar Sur La Route du Mexique. Got a FB...
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    Re: perfume gift to female from a male friend

    I agree with then scented candle idea if you are concerned your gift or personal fragrance may be misinterpreted. I, personally, being a married woman with many male friends and a well-known perfume...
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    Shalimar Descendents

    Classic Shalimar, while originally perhaps borrowing from Emeraude or Jicky, has given birth two several generations of oriental fragrances, and I feel that many modern fragrances have riffed on...
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    Re: Your top 5 "non niche" perfumes

    Current ones:

    1. Infusion d'Iris by Prada
    2. Gieffeffe by GianFranco Ferre
    3. Hanae Mori new EDT
    4. Eau Belle by Azzaro
    5. Diorella by Dior

    *No. 5 L'Eau is quickly rising and will probably...
  55. Re: Are mall stores legit for fragrance purchases?

    Personally, I have never had an issue with mall kiosks. Or Perfumania. The kiosk at my mall in Bartlett, TN is great and offers real Creeds, limited edition and travel exclusive Diors, and...
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    Re: In 2016 I finished...

    I get that. Most of my "eau de cologne" style scents are actually EDTs or EDPs based on the concept. However, I purchased Eau des Minimes for my young son, and I can definitely see him using it up...
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    Re: In 2016 I finished...

    Color me surprised. ;)



    Congrats on finishing your SMN; that's one house I'd like to explore further.
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    Re: Which fragrances get the most complaints?

    Diorella (which shares a lot of DNA with Eau Sauvage) had garnered complaints from my husband and one of my sons. Also I seem to remember my dad disliking it.
  59. Re: Looking for a cheap daily wearer as I can't afford to wear my expensive frags anymore

    Versace Pour Homme and Infusion d'Homme can be had rather cheaply and reflect your more clean selections like Terre d'Hermes and Guerlain Vetiver.
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    In 2017, I expect to finish...

    Maybe finishing a bottle is just a pipe dream, or maybe you have a few that are already low. Maybe you have one that has changed colored or is starting to turn. Maybe you have stopped giving...
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    Re: In 2016 I finished...

    I mostly buy backups of things that are low before I finish them, but some things can't be replaced.
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    Re: Today I Bought January 2017

    A backup of this beauty. A decision finalized after looking at my yearly stats and consumption rate of the current bottle, combined with its diminishing availability online and my lackluster...
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    In 2016 I finished...

    Which fragrances were good to the last drop for you in 2016?

    I finished:
    -A 30 ml bottle of Cheap & Chic I Love Love by Moschino
    -A 100 ml bottle of Savannah Gardens body oil spray by Crabtree &...
  64. Re: Fragrance that smells like brand new electronics?

    +1 to Odeur 71

    Honorable mention: Ostara by Penhaligon smells like new gym shoes. I bet if you layered the two, you'd bet new plastic/rubberized electronics.
  65. Re: Dior Sauvage Dilemma: I hate it but I get compliments from women

    Woman here: I happen to like Sauvage, but I don't think that's relevant. I think men are sexier when they express their own preferences through scent.
    But regardless, I think the reason you get...
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    Re: Suggestions for a new spring scent

    The whole Hermes Un Jardin line is worth checking out. All are unisex and fresh. I really like Monsieur Li on guys.

    Also, if you like Ellena, Declaration is classic.

    Malle's Eau de Magnolia is...
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    Re: New Year Perfume Resolutions (2017.)

    This is similar to my resolution. I like to keep the size of my collection around 30 bottles, so that theoretically each bottle could get some love each month. Therefore, for every new addition, I...
  68. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    Bvlgari The Vert Extreme- 20+ sprays.
    It may have been 30.
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrances?

    Most of the Frederic Malle line, esp. Dans te Bras and Parfum de Therese (smells like celery seed on)
    Most of the Serge Lutens line, esp. Chergui
    Tobacco Vanille- smells like burnt caramel popcorn
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Lipstick Queen Lip Pencil in Rouge

    It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush and gloss in Je Ne Se Quoi

    Smashbox clear lipliner

    Tarte primer (the one in the jar)
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    Re: Your absolute #1 favorite vetiver?

    Probably Sycomore, for wearability, but I don't like the new EDP-- too sweet. If you want the most vetivery vetiver I've ever smelled, it's Heeley's Vetiver Veritas. It packs a punch and it's my new...
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    Poll: Re: Declaration Cartier Hit or Miss?

    Agree with this. I enjoy both greatly. My husband has a mini of Declaration and I borrow it sometimes, but it smells better on a guy. Bigarrade is my favorite Malle.
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    Re: what's your favorite dark rose scent?

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.25982.jpg
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    Re: Recommendations please: warm white floral

    Agree with both above. I would add Beige by Chanel and Beach Walk by Maison Margiela.
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    Re: Which fragrance houses do you like the most?

    I feel like my response is much more informed since I spent hours at Barneys the other day:

    In no particular order:
    -Dior
    -Chanel
    -Hermes
    -Guerlain
    -Heeley
    -Le Labo
    -Atelier Colognes
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    Re: -Your Most Worn Of 2016-

    The fragrances in the top ten spots (including all ties):

    2016:
    1. Infusion d'Iris by Prada
    2. Gieffeffe by Gianfranco Ferre
    3. Hanae Mori new/butterfly EDT
    Eau Belle by Azzaro
    4. Rush...
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    Re: most worn December 2016

    Repeats in December:
    -Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc by Bvlgari (x3)
    -Flower Le Parfum by Kenzo (x3)
    -L de Lolita by Lolita Lempicka (x2)
    -Coromandel by Chanel (x2)
    -Hanae Mori new/butterfly EDT (x2)...
  78. Re: I'm purchasing a full bottle of Frederic Malle. I've narrowed it down to FOUR, please help decid

    Me, too. Then Carnal Flower, though it isn't for me.
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    Re: Fragrances you got for the holidays

    From my dear friend:
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    Re: Fragrances you got for the holidays

    From my amazing husband:
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    Re: Help with a Perfume from the 90s

    It couldn't have been Victoria's Secret Rapture or Estée Lauder Beautiful, could it?
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    Re: Help with a Perfume from the 90s

    Dolce Vita doesn't seem like it would've been your style, but the bottle and time period are right.

    360 degrees isn't conical, but it's gold and rounded with a focus on florals, and the time...
  83. Re: MACY'S Fragrances: Do They Really All Smell The Same?

    Yeah, kinda. I mean, it's probable that you went anosmic after about 5-10 scents, but Macy's really does suck. It's why I go to Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and Chanel when I have the opportunity. I...
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    Re: Regarding polo sport

    Nice scent, btw. Brings back memories.
  85. Re: Tiffany Fragrances: Are Their Classics At Risk From The Coty Deal?

    I used to wear the original Tiffany for Women. It was the 2nd bottle of perfume I ever owned after Heaven Sent, and the first one I ever picked out for myself. I guess I wasn't aware that it was...
  86. Re: ModelFIT, Pilates, Yoga - Group classes appropiate fragrance.

    I wouldn't recommend not wearing perfume to class.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th December, 2016

    Trilby, Too true. Gotta love her, though. The girl's got spice.
  88. Re: The most recognizable male fragrance of all time?

    Agree: Brut.
  89. Re: The first Guerlian in my small collection... (that I like)...

    Hermes does fresh very well. You'll have a plethora of options.
  90. Re: New: Clementine California from Atelier Cologne!

    Hednic, please let us know how it compares with the house's other citrus offerings.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th December, 2016

    Mitsouko is wearing me today.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th December, 2016

    Scent twins with my old friend Quarry today - wearing Christine Nagel'a With Love for Guerlain. Incidentally, I also finished off the bottle. Don't worry; I have more. But I will be saving this...
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    Re: Will I like Hanae Mori EdP?

    It's a great scent. Give it a try, but do the EDT.
  94. Re: 15% OFF Sitewide Sale Today at the Perfume Spot!

    Thanks for sharing this code, Hednic.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I finished my first bottle of With Love, which is the same bottle I sprayed from on my wedding day. I have already made a good dent in my next bottle, as the first one was turning, so I had been in...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    In synch with Guerlain With Love by Christine Nagel. I finished that bottle today.
  97. Re: deep,warm.comforting fragrance but not too sweet designer fragrance?

    Armani Code is very comforting and accessible.
  98. Re: 30 Year Anniversary Perfume Ideas - Advice Needed

    Just don't eat asparagus.

    But also, are you sure perfume is the burning desire of her heart for your 30th anniversary? I know I'm the odd one out here, and we're all here because we're obsessed...
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    Re: If I had to buy a lady one...

    If she likes those darker, sweeter ones and you're willing to spend a bit, my suggestions would be:

    -Chanel Coromandel
    -Cartier L'Heure Defendue
    -Dipyque Eau Duelle

    Or maybe the Guerlain...
  100. Re: How many mls of your favourite fragrance do you have in stock?

    I will get a backup (or two) if:
    1) I wear the scent often.
    AND
    2) The scent is discontinued or drastically reformulated.
    OR
    2) The price is too good to pass up (<$25/50+ml)

    I try to have on...
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