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  1. Re: My next girlfriend (whomever she may be...) is getting bottles of...

    This is the key part!
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    Re: How cold IS it?

    Yup, exactly the way I remember it.


    :: puts sunglasses on::
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    Re: earring(s) on a guy

    one discreet stud or hoop in the earlobe is hot, but that's all.

    unless you are johnny depp, then you can wear whatever and wherever you want to.
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    Re: Do you wear Crocs?

    I just bought five pairs of sweatpants at Old Navy today (on sale at 75% off!)
    :( :( :(



    Uggs are so very Malibu. Yuck.

    I don't even want to bring up Crocs or I'll take ill.
  5. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    Musc Ravageur
    Kelly Caleche
    Narciso Rodriguez for Her

    -- yeah, pretty pedestrian, I know...
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    Re: What to have etched on a bottle?

    Quarry, my dear, you definitely need a beautiful fan on your bottle.
  7. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    Mercy! ::looks at prices for full bottle::
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    Re: Bvlgari Black male or unisex frag?

    hey toodles!

    ::winks::




    [FYI: I just bought Thrax's bottle of Bvlgari Black, and I'm all girl.]
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    Re: Red Bottles Contest Winner!

    Congrats Quarry and DeeOlive, two nicer and more deserving winners can't be found! Be sure to tell us what youll be getting with your prize. )

    And thanks to Tang for the wonderfully fun -- though...
  10. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 >> ORIENTALS

    lally - ya know, I liked it the first time I tried it, but just in that I love the scent of tea but didn't particularly feel like wearing tea and smelling of tea, if you know what I mean. This is the...
  11. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008 >> ORIENTALS

    L'Artisan's Tea for Two. By nose Olivia Giacobetti. mmmmmmm ... Smoky. Spicy. Sweet.

    From the L'Artisan website:

    "It begins with the curling, rising steam of Lapsung-Souchong tea. All the notes...
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    Re: Name the Bottles Contest

    arggghhh down to four I can't for the life of me identify....must...sleep...not...google....argggzzzzzzzzzz...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    "Hellenic unibrow"

    *snort* he he he

    I won't bring up the tapeworm (c'mon, Google it if you hadn't heard the rumor).


    and congrats to the winner zeram, and a sympathetic pat on the...
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    Re: Name the Bottles Contest

    I don't even want to tell you how many hours I spent Googling those bee-yootiful red bottles. Eight stubborn bottles have crossed their arms and refused to be identified, but I've learned a lot,...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    "She studied voice in Philadelphia at the Curtis Institute and later in Rome at Accademia di Santa Cecilia. While a student in Rome, in her free time, she played hockey for the Italian National...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Mario Andretti once sent her flowers. I love Wikipedia.



    I'm kinda disappointed that it wasn't Oprah.
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    dang, coulda sworn that was maria callas.
  18. Re: List of 2008 fragrance releases - which ones are you excited about?

    oh no


    Jessica Simpson debut fragrance (July 2008)
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    Re: Happy New Year! SOTD January 1, 2008

    Happy New Year!

    Histoire de Chypre

    ::dreamy sigh::
  20. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    My beautiful and generously packaged box of goodies arrived today.


    ::spritzes::

    ::smiles an unearthly smile::

    ::faints::
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    Re: What were your wardrobe additions for 2007?

    ::looks at Chaya's wardrobe list::

    I'll have what she's having! :D



    Since I've only been in this game for 4-5 months or so, this year's acquisitions are my entire wardobe.

    Bottles:...
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    Re: Letter to Hermes (re: Kelly Caleche)

    Here, here. *applause*
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    Re: Anyone Else Totally Overwhelmed?

    Couldn't have said it better myself. :)
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    Re: How do you arrange a bottle split?

    buy decanting supplies
    break down the price per ml + bottle and packaging + shipping - allow for your own share and leakage from decant spraying (est. 10-20 ml loss per bottle)
    decide if you are...
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    Re: Perfume Memories

    wonderful thread, and my most sincere condolences, lally; I lost my mom in late july, which I am convinced prompted this new fragrance avocation. scent does trigger memories and emotions and could...
  26. Re: Most sexy MENS fragrance that drives you wild?

    Musc Ravageur.

    and as the old commercial went, "manly yes, but I like it too." I'm planning on acquiring some for myself.
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    Re: Death of a Vintage Caron

    this sounds like some dumpster diving is called for.

    tragic.
  28. Re: Scent Bar (Luckyscent.com) Holiday Party this Saturday 12pm-7pm

    Par-TAY!

    Welcome to L.A. Mike. I hope you have a good visit. :D

    I'm not sure if I will be able to make it, actually, but if I do I will try to prevent you from buying 5 bottles...by stealing...
  29. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    *perk*

    what's this about a split?


    I'm in, and count zatarain in too. I, of course, have the legal authority to speak for him. :D
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    Re: Samples- Best and Worst?

    I had similar reactions to Miel de Bois and A La Nuit . MdB smells like ladyparts mixed with stinky cheese, and forced me to lie down to ease the nausea -- note that I'm not afraid of *off* odors,...
  31. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    my gift card is already spoken for by Voleur de Roses and Fleurs d'Oranger. no more room at the GC inn, I'm afraid.

    But this frag will ease the pain of your eBay loss...and the decant will nicely...
  32. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    $225 a bottle?

    ::faints::


    hmm wait, I do have that nifty Aedes gift card coming...
  33. Re: Mitsouko Lovers will either love me or hate me for this...

    Oh zatarain! You need to check this out STAT (and send me a decant while you are at it he he).


    and thanks rtamara for keeping us in the loop!
  34. Re: Rubber Soul -or- how I learned to love rubber in scents

    Yes! in Fracas and in the flower itself -- I'm a former gardner hobbyist and fell in love with many floral notes via the garden --, and the rubber note only adds to the sublime beauty of that...
  35. Re: Deep, dark, delicious! Perfume(s) for "Bad Girl" Days...

    Musc Ravageur. oh my. naughty without being downright slutty. It's a sultry sidelong wink in a bottle.
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    Poll: Re: Let's be honest... [please contribute]

    off topic: sorry peeps

    WAIT: did you just say *FIVE* figures a *MONTH*? Like 10k + ? Cause dude, you gotta move if you did, that's redonk. I hope that includes cable and utilities at least. Maybe...
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    Poll: Re: Let's be honest... [please contribute]

    Thanks for the tips, Simon Moon!

    And I figured you were one of those hip Downtown loft people. You know, the ones who have to step over the passed out homeless people and dodge the dicarded crack...
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    Re: Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    awesome :D


    I'd buy it unsniffed just for the name and label.
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    Poll: Re: Let's be honest... [please contribute]

    Are you talking about Santee Alley or the fashion district in general? Any specific storefronts to recommend that are trustworthy and have good buys? And do you know any parking lots with...
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    Re: Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    http://smilies.vidahost.com/contrib/sarge/Whatever_anim.gif
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    Poll: Re: Let's be honest... [please contribute]

    oooooh, me so jealous. (except that you lack a Trader Joe's in the area, which would make the area uninhabitable for me).


    And I voted *no*.



    *snort* oh dear, poor you.
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    Re: Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    see my post on the women's board about the Dakotas, buffaloes, Gen. Custer and the massacre at Little Big Horn, and Yoko Ono.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=202969
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    Re: Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    That was absolutely on purpose. I used to have big *dreamy sigh* crush on Kevin in the 90's. I got over it. ::George/Brad/Clive/Jude dreamy sigh::

    I never had a crush on Yoko or Gen. Custer.
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    Re: Michael Storer.. White Fig or Kadota Fig?

    White Fig. Kadota sounds too much like Dakota and brings to mind buffaloes, General Custer,Kevin Costner, and Yoko Ono, none of which I want to smell like. No offense to residents of North and South...
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    Re: See a pattern?

    first, welcome! And I agree with SoFresh that approaching fragrance by evaluating notes can be problematic as there are so many different ways to use a given note when combined with the other notes...
  46. Re: SOTD In honor of Grant....UPDATE

    What a sweet idea, Otto ! See my post in NearFantastica's poetry giveaway thread where I wax lyrical about the kindness and generosity of fragrance enthusists/obsessives on the web. :) ;)

    I'll...
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    Re: Merry Christmas Gift Giveaway!

    Congratulations Dimitri, your lucky beloved lady, and the other talented winners! The poems are wonderful; what a treat it was to read the entries! Bravo! :)


    And thanks NearFantastica for your...
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    Re: Anyone else giving up on "vintage"?

    SL, I think there's a big difference between a manic, obsessive hunt for D/C frags on ebay and elsewhere, and leisurely taking advantage of their serendipitous appearance while you are looking for...
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    Re: When you KNOW you're getting some tonight...

    JBL, I was waiting for someone to spring Sécrétions Magnifiques on us. Bravo. ::salutes::

    And Nugget, whatever you decide on, go easy. I still have bad flashbacks to Tommy Hilfiger cologne that...
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    Re: What to wear when meeting congress?

    This is the correct response.
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    Re: Experience with perfumela.com?

    I haven't been there but it's one of those downtown L.A. discounters. eh kinda gray market stuff and there are fakes floating around, so be wary. I notice that they only take unopened unused returns...
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    Re: Clueless man needs help--Le Baiser Du Dragon

    wow, that sounds incredibly dirty the way you put it, TL. hee!
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    Re: Clueless man needs help--Le Baiser Du Dragon

    I also adore Le Baiser

    Consider:
    Mitsouko
    L'Heure Bleue
    Parfum Sacre.
    Coco
    No. 19
    second Must de Cartier
    Narciso Rodriguez for Her
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    Re: Finding a signature scent for my mother

    Spicy: I second Parfum Sacre, Must de Cartier, or Coco EDP or Extrait.

    Citrus: there is nothing more hesperadically divine for a mature lady than Eau de Hadrien by Annick Goutal. It induced a...
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    Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Voleur de Rose

    ooh mercy, so zecksy and spicy ::fans self::
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    Poll: Re: LADIES ONLY! How do You Count Your Wardrobe?

    now that's a good idea. maybe I'll do that (and expecting a giant sucking sound as the size of my collection drops to single digits, countable on one hand)
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    Re: Another gift post...

    Les Senteurs for high end niche samples!

    http://shop.lessenteurs.com/index.html?6irvPHhPND1ZbheLrHjOaDxZ2ZWH9x2P2OEaeHHCWYU=
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    Re: Women's hairstyles

    oh hun I feel for you. I grew out a pixie a few years ago and found that there is not much to be done besides hats, scarves, and creatively gelling the sides back. The best thing is to every month...
  59. Re: Colorful, Utilitarian Containers for Organizing Samples/Decants!

    oooh what an awesome idea! Thanks Quarry.

    Here's a really low-$$ option: Ammo cases!


    Here's just one vendor, but Googling will bring up many. (no affiliation, of course)
    ...
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    Re: When to wear fragrances...

    ::groan:: oh zatarain, no dirty rice for you, young man.
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    Poll: Re: LADIES ONLY! How do You Count Your Wardrobe?

    hail caesar!

    i include samples but I list the bottles and decants above the list to prevent confusion..
  62. Re: You know you're becoming a Perfumista when...

    what an awesome thread! And I now feel compelled to spray the toilet paper with perfume just like Quarry does.
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    Re: When to wear fragrances...

    very strong, dramatic, sexy, or very formal scents are best later in the evening, and more sheer, fun, or lighter scents are best in the daytime. examples for women are opium, shalimar, mitsouko for...
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    Re: Low Sillage Fragrances

    on another fragrance site someone had the same problem with a whackjob in the next cubicle. While i'm tempted to suggest one poster's recommendation of a lunch of hot dogs with sauerkraut and onions...
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    Re: Luckyscent sample suggestions

    DeeOlive most fragrance is new to me, and I've only really been involved in fragrance since this Summer barring a brief flirtation with Coco, Obsession, and Opium back in the 80's. I'm still very new...
  66. Re: What do you do with crappy imitations that you don't want anymore?

    I believe that's called child abuse, Dimitri. lol
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    Re: I want to smell like a beaver's behind!

    Don't know about removing animal notes, but there is a trend towards replacing natural with synthetics in general. Chanel replaced natural civet with synthetics a few years ago due to consumer...
  68. Re: Yesterday I met this dude who HAD to be a Basenoter!

    Spray-dar!

    ;)
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    Re: I want to smell like a beaver's behind!

    Best. Thread. Title. Ever.
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    Re: Luckyscent sample suggestions

    you must add People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo. To. Die. For. Wow. I had to purchase a decant. And the body cream comes *highly* recommended.

    haven't sniffed myself, but Tauer's L'Air du...
  71. Re: I just want to fall in love with a woman who loves perfume.

    C'mere behbeh. http://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/liebe/love-smiley-050.gifhttp://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/liebe/love-smiley-050.gifhttp://www.clicksmilies.com/s1106/liebe/love-smiley-050.gif
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    Re: Only 22 Shoplifting Days To Christmas

    I went to Nordies recently to spritz and collect samples. I was putting my own samples together and you should have seen the moves of the most obvious store detective as she stood next to me in a...
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    Re: Black Orchid by tom Ford

    I. Love. It.


    I'm a woman, and I find the earthy truffle note is wonderfully sensuous. I bought a split of a bottle, but anticipate needing to purchase a full bottle.
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    that sounds like the correct answer. now I can rest easy. ::exhales::


    and thank you jillsy and shadesofbleu! I'm sure chrisw adds his thanks to mine for all the kind wishes sent our way.
  75. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    be careful of Chanels and Creeds that are NIB. use caution at all times is a good idea
  76. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    oh i was just affectionately teasing you. there are entire threads around about their prices. i'll delete my posts if you like.
  77. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    Wow. I think that's a first for basenotes.
  78. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    my pleasure, dmitri. can you imagine living in that perfume museum? I love the TV right in the middle of the mirrored wall cabinets! it looks like she's living in the middle of a retail store.

    and...
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    of course i can afford to be patient, riannon, my name is on the aedes gift certificate lol

    i am curious about that one question, though.
  80. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    OMG Dmitri wow what an amazing collection! and it's all color coordinated!

    have you guys seen the colection of that woman in germany? a lot of gaultiers. amazing. i think she has the babushka...
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    it sure sounds like it would be bigarde, but vetiver makes more sense with the horse hint. but i found a quote where burr says he *hates* vetiver, the note and including the guerlain fragrance.
    ...
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    Re: 8th Bnotes awards

    yeah, they'd have to give us a list of the year's releases to even give us a chance to consider what there was. let alone having sniffed them.

    and beachroses, you could always leave the two or...
  83. Thread: Tea For Two

    by MiaKulpa
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    Re: Tea For Two

    You two are covered for samples by the gracious jock_with_scents, but for the record, I just ordered 5 samples, including Tea for Two, directly through L'Artisan's website for $7 shipping.
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    thanks nthny! :)




    LOL Otto?
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    oh *that's* what it was! d'oh!
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    Re: 8th Bnotes awards

    I think so, going by past awards. I did.

    And castorpollux, don't forget Prada's Infusion d'Iris
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    lol creative!
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    for 4d I put the rose since he noted that Paris is all about the rose. But I may be wrong since I was the random winner not the picked-the-most-right-answers winner.

    and thanks, gupts!
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    I bought Balmain's Ivoire for $14.99 at Marshall's. Yay me!

    I also won a $200 gift certificate to Aedes in Otto's basenotes contest on the men's board, but undecided about what to choose. This...
  90. Poll: Re: Choose Several - What are your favorite Serge Lutens from the Export line?

    Oh reeeeeeeeally... (see otto's basenotes quiz thread)

    I voted for A La Nuit. I've only sniffed 7 so far though. Miel de Bois made me feel vomitous and I had to go lie down.
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    That's what I put,

    I feel like I'm comparing answers after a big high school finals. "What did you put for number 17!?" LOL

    And thanks for the congrats, kbe. ::)
  92. Re: >>>Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec. 2, 2007>>>GOURMAND

    LMAO I can think of a couple of frags that deserve that use and placement. One also has Sugar in the name, come to think of it.

    And I join the swelling chorus wondering what defines a gourmand....
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    big wink back to ChrisW and Otto, and thank you Dmitri! I'm disappointed that you aren't wearing Manolos, Chris, maybe some Jimmy Choo's instead?

    ::wink::
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    thank you riannon and rtamara! I'm a happy girl!
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-WINNERS ANNOUNCED

    OMGWTFBBQ!!1!



    ::goes to podium and unfolds acceptance speech paper::


    Wow I never win anything! I guess it pays to wait until the last minute huh?
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    Re: Basenotes Fun Quiz-ONE more Day till the WINNERS are announced.

    Just under the wire: PM sent!
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    Re: Video interviews with famous perfumers

    Thank you once again Monsieur Guelain and to Marcello for the translations. (and to HRH Prince Barry for bringing it to my attention again at PoL) Darn, no BabelFish this time. lol

    Also check out...
  98. Re: I hate womens perfume BUT... I need to know a good fragrance (Please help)

    LOL

    Man, you guys must have been chugging on a big glass of Haterade before posting. This guy got a first class reaming. lol

    Dude, you'd probably get more helpful advice if you chose your...
  99. Thread: Decant??

    by MiaKulpa
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    Re: Decant??

    The "willing to decant" notice implies that person will sell or trade a decant from their collection if you contact them. Personally I've found the decant list on basenotes pretty useless, and for...
  100. Re: Download mouthwatering Guerlain brochure of their deluxe stuff

    I'm very pleased to be here, Prince Barry.


    Ooooh look, Bar, look what Russ posted! A BabelFish translation! :D





    I want a spray pear!
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