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    Re: Name that Scent: Sun Tan Lotion

    Figured it out; Philosykos.
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    Name that Scent: Sun Tan Lotion

    It has been a couple years since I have been to this board, coming back it looks better than ever.

    One scent that stuck with me and my wife over the years was this unlabelled tester bottle that...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    So do we have a consensus yet?
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    Re: Saving for a niche purchase HELP!!!!

    Thanks, that's an awesome resource.
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    Re: Canadian Head Count

    Here
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    Re: SOTD January 15, 2007 (Monday)

    Bel Ami

    I've been wearing it for days.
  7. Thread: Opium EDP

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    Re: Opium EDP

    Nope, mine is a healthy spray. Something must be wrong with your spray mechanism.
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    Re: Much hyped frags revisited.

    I still love Havana Reserva, and am glad I took advice from experieced Basenotes members..it shocked me at first. Same goes for Aramis 900, I would have never bought it if I had tested it first, ...
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    Re: I know they know no better but...

    I'm with ya balls!:)
  10. Re: An interview with Alexandra Balahoutis, founder of Strange Invisible Perfumes

    Yet more proof that Basenotes is World Class.:toppie:
  11. Re: Recommendations for a daily scent from a French house

    Honestly I personally can't see wearing one frag on a daily basis, but if I did:

    Guerlain Vetiver..again
    YSL Live Jazz...again
    and YSL Pour Homme...again?

    I think this post warrants a Poll,...
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    Re: sweetscentsfromkatherine.com?

    This is mentioned in the City guide for Toronto.

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=177434

    Sorry for the late reply ;)
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    Luscious Cargo delivers!

    I would just like to mention that lusciouscargo.com re-sent a samples package that had been lost to Canada customs, free of charge. It is not their policy to do this, but this is indeed what they...
  14. Re: Looking for scent for someone thats not into cologne

    CB I Hate Perfume


    http://www.cbihateperfume.com/CBperfumeindex.html
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    Re: Help me choose 4 from these

    LJ all the way :thumbsup:
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    Re: How do you tell if a scent is "well crafted"?

    Well done, for a material can also be; well crafted.

    (It's a right brained thing.)
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    Re: Worst compliment ever on Terre d'Hermes

    I get an 'antique' orange note that is closely tied to a cedar note, the patchouli and vetiver really seem to add a lot of power to the scent. Sometimes I feel this stuff is overkill for me, and...
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    Dzongkha is an excellent scent.

    L'Artisans new Dzongkha has won me over in a big way. From my initial sampling over the last two weeks and today. It has remained a very impressive scent.
    In the first five seconds there are...
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    Re: TJ Maxx is selling Rive Gauche

    I went to a travelling perfume bizarre and got a 75 ml bottle of Rive Gauche with Shower Gel for $16 CDN. A bottle of Envy for $32 CDN and Versace Blue Jeans for $22 (50ml I think).

    Now I just...
  20. Thread: Wherefore Chergui

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    Re: Wherefore Chergui

    Clever post title.

    Besides its immediate comic connection: Where for Chergui. The Romeo and Juliette connection is oh so appropriate.

    Wherefore art thou Chergui? You are an elusive bottle...
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    Re: In no mood for jicky

    Scratch that one off my list.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19 November

    Laura Tonato re.

    The e in re carries an accent aigu.
  23. Thread: Why ebay?

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    Re: Why ebay?

    For me I go there only for availability and decants. Sometimes it seems to be the only place you can get what you want. The rarities are often bought up from BandM retailers in bulk and sold on...
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    Re: Scent deffense/Fragrance barrier?

    Havana is my power scent. My workplace seems to motivate these kinds of thoughts in my mind too.

    My wife, who is a Nurse, worked in a maximum security penal institution for the criminally insane...
  25. Re: "A Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn't Want to Live There."

    Havana Reserva, but I wear it anyway.

    I just don't see it fitting the average young thirty year old, unless that 30 something was a Cowboy.

    Damn, I want that Aigner In Leather Man.
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    Re: Isn't there a better way to sell perfume?

    Ha!. The Sales Associates where I live are always talking on the phone, probably because I always go at ten in the weekday morning. I have had to wait for them to get off the phone in order to buy...
  27. Thread: Glade Light Show

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    Re: Glade Light Show

    I wonder which frag in your collection would be the most 'F'd up" on acid?

    :D
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    Re: Your all time most complimented fragrance?

    YSL Live Jazz at 32.

    Puts my wife into hysterics:D
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, November 15th

    The Bad Wolf
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens....

    Chergui Story.

    I enjoy the complete evolution of Serge Lutens Chergui, start to finish. It's a sort of smooth sweet nectarous kind of scent. It's also ever so slightly spicy, keeping the sweetness...
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    Poll: Re: What's more fun, the having or the getting?

    The getting - When I have lots of cash

    The having - Now that I have to save my money for other things.

    For me it all has to do with money. When I am 'tapped' I enjoy the collection that has...
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Tuesday, Nov 14

    I'd like to hear your thoughts on this fragrance tdem1961., please. :)

    SOTD Bel Ami
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    Re: Czech & Speake No.88

    Might be a basenotes member. Congratulations for your getting published.
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    Re: Czech & Speake No.88

    Czech & Speake ships to North America, I know that much.
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    Re: Your favorite house in ONE word.

    YSL- Nirvanic
    Givenchy - Clever
    Creed - Gilded
    Serge Lutens - Self-Indulgent
    Thierry Mugler - Researched
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    Re: SOTD Monday, November 13th

    Terre d'Hermes
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    Re: Define green fragrances

    Jock_With_Scents

    1 vote for Best username



    When it comes to defining what is a green fragrance.. what JamieB said.
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    Re: DK Black Cashmere as mens fragrance?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Embarrassment Deluxe

    I'm not really embarassed too much of what I wore back then:

    CK Eternity PH
    CK Escape PH
    Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui
    and a YSL in the Eighties, but I cannot remember which one.

    Recently...
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    Re: Do we stink for the "outside"world?

    Time and time again my fragrance experiences always come to one vanishing point:


    When it comes to other people enjoying your frags it is most often a gulf of difference in taste between...
  41. Thread: Caught in Amber

    by Brut
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    Re: Caught in Amber

    I can't help you with the amber but your title definately gets my vote for the "Most Clever Title" award.

    Maybe this will help you better with the amber:
    ...
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    Overseas ordering from European stores

    Has anyone from North America ordered from a European store?

    How fast and costly was the shipping ?
    Extra charges ?
    What are the best stores ?
    I now know that buying/swapping from...
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    Re: How is your tagging going?

    I have tagged quite a few. I've used it almost as much as Basenotes Digital SA, the thing that recommends frags based on your wardrobe..too cool.
    http://www.basenotes.net/cgi-bin/suggest.cgi
    ...
  44. Thread: YSL Pool

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    Poll: Re: YSL Pool

    SOTD Live Jazz, makes me rethink my already positive feelings about Yves Saint Laurent. This stuff is spectacular, it is more than just perfume, it illicits feelings on par with a favourite song. ...
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    Re: Scents @ the local Grocery Store!!!!!

    Hi Ace,

    Which grocey store(s)? I haven't had luck in the grocery stores here in Barrie, but I do go to T.O. often.
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    Re: YSL M7...Heaven Scent (or purgatory)

    I like the medicinal sharpness of M7. To me it makes it a bit exciting, and does'nt let its intrigue settle. The sweetness of M7 is kept in check and the spicyness is lifted. I would'nt change a...
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    Re: the most drinkable juice

    People do drink perfume, if they are hard up for a buzz:

    http://www.jengajam.com/r/russians-drink-

    I f I had to drink one..hmmnn...I don't know.

    But cheers anyway :beer:
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    Re: The Mid-East on a Shoe-String Budget.

    That is something else, I will have to check it out.
    :)
  49. Thread: YSL Pool

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    Poll: Re: YSL Pool

    I have not tried them all. I have M7, Live Jazz, and Opium EDP. Of those I think I would most likely reach for the Opium. Sweet spice. M7 definately gives it a run for its money though.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, November 5th

    First time for Guerlain Vetiver, my first Guerlain actually. Very remarkable.
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    Re: The Mid-East on a Shoe-String Budget.

    Excellent. Thank-you very much.
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    The Mid-East on a Shoe-String Budget.

    Having sampled SL Ambre Sultan and Arabie, my interest has been piqued in those scents with a Arabian flavor. I read in some review a mention of ' all those other frags that go for the Middle...
  53. Thread: Best Vanilla?

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    Re: Best Vanilla?

    On the same minute!. Thats too much.:)

    Your gift for rhyme is only trumped by your lightning fast keyboarding.

    Was it a race?. Well, congratulations. :shakehand:
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    Re: When I think Obsession, I think...

    Obsession: China Girl
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    Re: When I think Obsession, I think...

    M7 brings to mind Bob Dylans "Like a Rolling Stone"

    Here's a link to the Lyrics: http://bobdylan.com/songs/rolling.html
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    Re: Holy Grail - Have you got one and what is it?

    I have a holy Grail womens scent, but I don't know what it is.

    An East Indian family was walking into Tim Hortons, I was holding the door for them, and one of the ladies was wearing something...
  57. Re: What’s that smell, or colognes that smell like things they should not.

    Thank god for this thread, now I know what to try.

    I love the smell of live Beeswax.
    I might be going out on a limb here, setting myself up for ridicule, but the truth must see light!:

    I think...
  58. Thread: Back to Paris

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    Re: Back to Paris

    A French Hooker.
  59. Thread: Best Vanilla?

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    Re: Best Vanilla?

    I am going to say it before someone else does


    Pi by Givenchy


    Edit: too late, too excited about the Pi
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    Re: Christmas wishlists of fragrances

    Nothing but the Chocolate Powdery Patchouli Pimp-Maker: A-Men.

    Maybe though, I should get something with Jesus's favourite basenotes: Frankincense, Myrhh (spelling?) and something...
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    Re: What is the classic American scent?

    Yeah,

    Old Spice, the Norman Rockwell of the perfume world.

    Tommy also struck me as quite Americana, although -post 2000's America..

    Then again what do I know?..I am a Foreigner:laugh:
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Tag, and there is something wrong with my Cuir Venenum. It may be my currently congested sinuses or somethings up with it. Then again I only recieved it yesterday, time to get back on the horse.
    ...
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    Re: LITERALLY, the frag you couldn't be without

    Something expensive Creed. So I could make money from my sweat and tears.

    Seriously, hmmmn. Chergui I guess, if I had to pick.
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    Re: Analyzing notes diminishes satisfaction?

    Totally Agree. There are not enough of these kinds of experiences in todays world.
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    Re: M7...a bit girly? Gasp!

    M7 had always seemed masculine to me. From first sniff I pinned it as the scent of an idealized barbershop. The name also connotes masculinity.

    There was a recent post about what scent we would...
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    Re: I might have stumbled on a gem...

    Wow!,

    That site looks great, that stuff looks great. I can't believe I am excited about someone else's mail!.
    :bounce:
    :shocked:
  67. Re: Name Ideas - Basenoters Mindpower and Expertise would be much appreciated!

    'New World Odor' is a twist on New World Order, a term with a dozen contexts, all political, and generally dark. Multimationalism, world under one rule..that kind of thing.
    ...
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    Re: Front Page article about fragrance-ban in Canada?!

    Not that I like to fart that much in Public.

    Hey!, I'll hold one for the team. :cry:
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    Re: Front Page article about fragrance-ban in Canada?!

    What's next, a ban on public farting. :angry: :embarassed:
  70. Re: Name Ideas - Basenoters Mindpower and Expertise would be much appreciated!

    New World Odor

    Multinational Man

    HysTerra or HisTerra (Hysteria combined with "Tera"...Earth, + other somewhat dark implications)
  71. Re: You can add just one more frag to your collection this year...

    After reading Zachary's post, maybe Bel Ami.
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    Look at all those Mugler Unisexies!?!

    Just noticed that since the last time I checked, there is a huge addition of Unisex scents to the Thierry Mugler part of the directory. They are all 2006, and all limited edition. I didn't check...
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    Re: new celebrity scents?

    Sean Connery -

    Bond's already taken so....maybe..."Knighthood" ?:thumbdown: ..no

    "Royal Scottish Actor":thumbdown:

    "Medicine Man" Yes!, after the movie. :thumbup:

    An Exotic Green Scent,
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    Re: Fragrance of the day, Friday, October 20

    Piper Nigrum
  75. Thread: Violet Scents

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    Re: Violet Scents

    How prominent is the Violet leaf in your Coeli and RainForest?
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    Re: What frags do you wish others would wear?

    I have not tried many female scents yet, but I would love to smell ANY Creed on someone else. Very curious also as to what Ambre Sultan and Arabie smell like on someone else. I can't wait for...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18 October

    Lorenzo Villoresi: Inglese

    I'm smellin' it...I'm like'n it
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    Re: My Creed didn't work

    What a let down that must be, being deprived of the Creed 'Shower of the Gods'. Sounds like something in the mechanism isn't mated right, goodluck.
    I thought about buying one of their leather...
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    Re: Frags that at first you "dismissed"

    When I was sampling many a frag at the department store some Months ago I came across Dunhill Desire and thought it too candy for what I wanted.

    I tried it again at the behest of my SA pal Babar,...
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    Re: Black XS is POWERFUL

    This was the fist scent where I found spraying at a distance really applied. It made a world of difference.

    I hold it about 9 inches to a foot away from me, but I don't do the walk-in.
  81. Thread: Review: A*men

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    Re: Review: A*men

    Well, I have to step into the 'I love it' camp. I cannot do without this stuff, and my bottle is almost gone. It was also my first purchase when I revived my interest in fragrance with avengeance....
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16 October

    Got my Samples today from Aedes.com. Very, very impressed with that shop.

    First try of: Serge Lutens - Santal Blanc

    to go: Serge Lutens: Ambre Sultan, Cedre,
    Lorenzo V: Piper...
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    Re: SL Cedre - assault on the senses

    Amen
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    Re: Most Exciting "Mainstream" Men's Scents

    Nevermind wrong scent. Thought it was London I tried, but it was Brit. That was reason for Edit.

    Brit is relatively new anyway, great, and too my wardrobe original.

    I have to go and try...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday October 15

    I've been saving up by not wearing this for quite awhile.

    Parfumerie Generale Cuir Venenum
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    Another Resolution Thread.

    This is what I tell myself to control what can be a damaging and destructive habit.

    1. Do not buy blind unless you acknowledge it is straight-up gambling, and your a gambler.

    2. Test some...
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    Re: Canadian Head Count

    Here here brother,

    My family came to Canada May 2, 1833. (www.mccolm.com)

    I am wary now of shipping out of the country now too. Call me square but the part I don't like is having to put on my...
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    Re: SotD Friday the 13th October 2006

    Chanel..Allure.
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    Re: Oldest bottle in your collection

    I have a bottle of CK Eternity that was given to me for Christmas 1990, and one from '94ish of Escape (..the shaving balm is now 'wheat' colored). I didn't use my Eternity too much because I always...
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    Re: Jil and me, back in the day

    That's a great story good_life. Thanks.

    My flashback scent would have to be: Oscar de la Renta Pour Lui. In 1984 I was in Grade 5, my Dad had some in the bathroom, and with a dash of that, along...
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    Re: Is it OK to use old sample bottles..

    Ya, I am hesitant to do it, even if it is just a small swap. The other gent. has original vials too.
    They are glass non spray samples.

    I found the cleaning post from August tenth..
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    Is it OK to use old sample bottles..

    Is it OK to use old sample bottles of a different scent when trading with someone?
    If so; Any tips on cleaning those bottles?
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    Re: Shea Butter Soaps: Claus Porto

    I recently ordered some Trumpers tube shaving cream, and Barclaycrocker.com scent me halp a dozen samples, including about 3 soaps. These soaps were from Roger & Gallet (which I like), but the site...
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    Re: Most Masculine Rose Scent

    Aramis 900, read Plurans review of it.
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    Re: Basenotes ... no.1 ?

    In honour of the Basenotes Creation Story I am going to apply Royal English Leather to my tendons.
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    I know a lady who cannot smell anything, she has a smell disorder, and she does always seems to be depressed. There are probably other reasons for that depression too I might add, but she has...
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    Re: good mens frag with apple note?

    Boss Bottled
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    Re: Does anyone spray their bedsheets w/ frags?

    I sometimes put it on my chest and bask in a fan. I have been known to spray some inside a pillow case to mellow me out before going to sleep.

    When I am feeling especially territorial I'll...
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    Re: Naed_Nitram/de_Charlus

    Perhaps we should have a Naed_Nitram writing contest.
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    Re: Theory on how scents got created :)

    In Homage to the original poster.

    Main Theory

    ForestDweller1: Hedon, liba tee een bewan see lasdaviny jimbok shorn. (Translation: Hedon, wear this musk and it will not repel your quarry (as...
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