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  1. Thread: What to wear...

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    Re: What to wear...

    really depends whos gonna be interviewing you and for what... if its something funky like a fashion show for a creative designer you might wanna wear something bold, like... m7

    if its just...
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    Re: Homemade fragrance hits and misses

    most "classic fragrances" use between 100 and 300 notes.
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    Re: So what would happen if...

    you'll probably ruin it, I don't suggest trying. althought you'll probably end up trying anyways lol
  4. Re: Today's Experiment- attempt to recreate Dior Homme

    this is definatley true, ive recently cracked the codes on a few of them tho, feels good :P hehe

    ps - the best way to do it is to read an infinite amount of reviews all over the net, usually after...
  5. Re: SA felt the need to educate me on best selling frag

    dude I've had an SA not believe there were spices in a frag

    "you mean like spices for cooking?"

    "yes... just like those spices..."

    "yea right!" "he just called this one spicy!"
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    Re: Mens favorites for women

    diptyques oyedo is a minty fruity smell. its really neat for summer
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    Re: Yes, I'm speculating

    I really think they should have pulled a more nichey approach to marketing it! i mean oudwood base? who's even heard of that apart from us frag nuts here on BN
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    Re: REVIEW: Yves Saint Laurent L'Homme

    couture alone isn't going to make anyone any money, and fragrance is the only thing these companies make that is INVISIBLE. thats why they allow themselves to put out crappy stuff for the masses in...
  9. Thread: 20,000th thread

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    Re: 20,000th thread

    who gets the 20,000$ prize ?
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    Re: Your top 3 that ARE NOT SWEET

    1. Erolfa
    2. Erolfa
    3. Erolfa
  11. Thread: en avion

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    Re: en avion

    sure, tabac blond in my opinion is an absolute winner. I don't know if you are familiar with other leather scents but I will try to explain it in terms of the ones I know. the initial blast of tabac...
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    Re: Overrating scents

    I think this thread would have more purpose if its message was to try and curb "bandwagon jumping" to either side, the gc lovers or the pee smell naysayers... than to try and cut down use of a...
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    Re: Overrating scents

    serpent and robyogi have spoken the truth since the beginning of this thread.

    some people are here to argue for the purpose of discussion while some people are here for the purpose just to...
  14. Thread: en avion

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    en avion

    had great expectations for this one after trying and subsequently stocking up on tabac blond, one of my favourites! en avion is similar but lacks any element of class or originality that make tabac...
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    Re: My Rive Gauche came almost half empty

    the last fellow is correct. the can is aluminium, which barely weighs anything, 25 grams or so, plus your 125 (give or take a few with atomic weights) grams of fragrance, give you about 150 grams. my...
  16. Re: using other perfumer's single notes-- perfume plagiarism?

    well real perfumers use alot of synthetic aromachems that can be thought of as "single notes" that do or don't exist in nature and were therefore "blended" or created by companies such as givaudan...
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    Re: Alright boys got me a date! What to wear?

    pi, chergui, jaipur, allure
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    good mens frag with apple note?

    although an apple note isnt usually my thing, im conducting some secret experiments in my secret laboratory... in order to start I need to go sniff some apple scents tommorow at the frag counter,...
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    Re: Narrow down the winner for me

    theres something special about ambre sultan... you could use it as your going out frag, if you leave FT and Floris as your day to days
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    Re: Little known Creed facts

    I honestly didn't know it was from the chuck norris jokes. I really thought you were an absolute genius for a second. im slightly dissapointed. but not really! only oliver creed has that kind of...
  21. Re: buying the rights to a discontinued frag... whos with me?

    sure, thats great for for personal use, but thats not what im getting at lol
  22. Re: using other perfumer's single notes-- perfume plagiarism?

    you can "technically" just empty any bottle into your own bottle and sell it if you want as long as you call it by another name (the name is the only thing trademarked, you cannot trademark a scent),...
  23. Thread: fahrenheit

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    Re: fahrenheit

    just a question about the list your sig there, shouldn't it say sean john unforgiveable ;)
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    Re: Narrow down the winner for me

    good idea on the floris, as far as a rec... wow.. its hard to choose here with this list, love all your SL choices almost equally! and I do like noir epices as well... I can't narrow it down all the...
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    Re: filling a masculine gap - tobacco and leather?

    nothing beats creed royal english leather for black tie type formal events

    creeds OV or bdp (bois du portugal) is pretty good for less formal suit type events daytime or evening or even slightly...
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    Re: Ya ever think that were gettin ripped off?

    use a different bottle, that mambo bottle is really misleading too, just in the other direction!
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    Re: Addicted to buying perfumes

    haha! EXACTLY! *waiting on my caron en avion right now* IT BETTER COME TOMMOROW :P
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    Re: A tale of fragrance morals.

    uhh can i like paypal him 20$ for one of the other 3 that are apparently at his house ? :)
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    Re: Ya ever think that were gettin ripped off?

    i swear someone did this thread like 4 days ago... it just seems like way too much risk for the company to do something like that. mega lawsuits... from all over. plus we all know at the "department...
  30. Re: buying the rights to a discontinued frag... whos with me?

    thats why I said something low profile ;) aramis havana would probably cost a fortune anyways. however, if you look at longlostperfumes they've gotten the rights to my sin, replique and a ton of...
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    Re: I just bought my worst blind ever...

    haha... had a similar experience with l'anarchiste de caron, find it hard to believe they even sell that stuff, yuck!

    its a shame with the cool bottle and everything
  32. buying the rights to a discontinued frag... whos with me?

    would anyone be interested in this kind of project? does anyone know how much a company might be asking for the rights to a discontinued fragrance ? something low profile of course... might be fun....
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    Re: Ayala Moriel Perfumes get Raves on Cognoscented

    haha don't worry I was kidding :P
  34. Thread: Visiting the USA

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    Re: Visiting the USA

    i'd even buy the creeds online and ship them, honestly, do scentiments for creed and ebay for the SL's, theres no fake SL's right now
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    Re: just got chanel bois des iles 100ml for 50$

    really? only 30 dollars? its sooo much more here in canada. and its only sold and super exclusive places like holt renfrew and ogilvy's. I usually see it on ebay for like 125-150 $ for the 3.4......
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    Re: Theory on how scents got created :)

    on a serious note, I believe perfume had to evolve from the using of spices and herbs for food and medecine. im sure some of the medicinal concoctions of those days far past had to have an appealing...
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    just got chanel bois des iles 100ml for 50$

    on ebay and I can't contain my happyness! sorry, not trying to gloat here I am just so happy and I feel only you fellow fragrance lovers will understand me, my mom and dad got pretty tired of hearing...
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    Re: Arabie- This aint all that bad

    I wear this alot in the winter. my girlfriend thinks its the greatest scent in the world. i'd say its top 10. I'd really wait until the cooler winds of the tail end of september or maybe october to...
  39. Thread: SL Ambre Sultan

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    Re: SL Ambre Sultan

    luckily i have access to most of the ingredients used in modern perfumery, and i know not all of us do, but if you did you'd certainly notice ALOT of labdanum, while i say alot, in actual gram weight...
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    Re: I vote we ban all Kouros threads, whos with me?

    sorry for the pee comment guys incase anyone was offended.
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    Re: I vote we ban all Kouros threads, whos with me?

    i ran out of kouros yesterday so today i bought some more

    :)

    long live kouros!

    please see 1st string on page 4 for apology for earlier comment made in this post
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    Re: I am getting sick of it ....

    kouros had its formula changed?? when ??
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    Re: Urinal cakes on a plane

    but its so easy for terrorists to open a perfume, replace the liquid with death explosives, put it back into the box, and shrink wrap it up again. how much is a shrink wrapper anyways? these people...
  44. Thread: Geir ness

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    Re: Geir ness

    honestly, mountain air? clouds rolling over vast hills? flowers poking out of the ground covered in crystalline dew? i totally agree with you. it doesn't smell anything like any of this. anyone whos...
  45. Thread: perfume vs. EDP

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    Re: perfume vs. EDP

    you could always go on ebay and just type "pure parfum" into the search string, it'll bring up hundreds of results from lauder to guerlain etc
  46. Thread: Question.

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    Re: Question.

    95% of frags that I use will get 4 sprays. 1 each side of the neck plus 1 to each wrist. it if lasts it lasts if it doesnt it doesnt. the only time i bend this rule is sometimes clubbing... where you...
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    Re: who is the best custom perfumer around?

    im on the webpage and im not understanding this cb accords stuff.. can't I tell him the notes I want? have you ever gotten a custom perfume made here ? this sounds like mixing around with the demeter...
  48. Re: Do you find that wearing cologne gives you more confidence?

    im not gonna lie, it really does. the same way nice clothes, nice cars etc do. im pretty sure thats the reason its the xth biggest industry in the world.... most products really just sell confidence...
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    Re: Are The Best Scents Behind Us?

    i think there might soon be a explosion in the arabic attar niche market that will create some amazing pieces, followed of course by big commercialization that will birth a bunch of ozonic citrus...
  50. fav. frags that came out the year you were born? wear any of them?

    not much came out in 1983 apparently (my birth year), these are the only two I like

    amouage gold men
    l'ombre dans l'eau

    runner up: ysl's paris

    frag from 1983 i wish was never created : YSL...
  51. so I think im getting a job as an SA at a frag counter

    gotta go in tommorow between 11-5 and apply directly, wish me luck! i absolutley hate working but school debts are mounting... and what better field to work in ? LOL

    ill try to steal as many free...
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    Re: Bring it Back! (male version)

    versailles pour homme
    patou pour homme
    dior eau sauvage natural spray deo -why oh why did they have to turn this into the crappy stick :(
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    Re: Jean Patou por Homme

    no, dont think twice! buy it before some other fellow that happens to know what it is grabs it! ill take one if you dont want both ! ;)
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    Re: Homemade fragrance hits and misses

    formula? hehe
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    Re: Single notes: the fools we are

    because no one smells linalool anywhere in this world other than from a bottle of linalool, but we smell lemon lavender etc all the time.
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    Re: TOP 10 again? yes yes :) ;)

    Not in any particular order

    Versailles Homme - Jean Desprez
    Erolfa - Creed
    Arabie - Serge Lutens
    Ambre Sultan - Serge Lutens
    Tabac Blond - Caron
    Eau Noire - Dior
    Royal English Leather -...
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    Re: how much calone + how much rosemary

    with more testing actually rosemary seems to take over the blend at first, but receed quite much to the background within a few days of maceration.
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    Re: D&G by man - discontinued?? What now??

    second this!
  59. Re: wow kouros is really expensive even by ebay standards

    i know but they wont ship to canada it sucks :(
  60. Re: creeds all the same price vs. amouage not the same price

    sorry, yes i should have made this more clear, but within each of those lines they are the same price (not sure about private line) at least they are here in canada at Holt Renfrew, which is the only...
  61. wow kouros is really expensive even by ebay standards

    and i think im going to buy it... so it better be good! LOL

    *waits for typical kouros megathread to follow*

    or maybe not...

    anyone know any website selling this for cheap? ebay is like...
  62. Thread: Geir ness

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    Re: Geir ness

    I really think geir could have done without that watermellon note, that and less sweetness on the drydown, it honestly could have been better. I think it started out as a good concept but Geir even...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 18 August

    i think im gonna go with pure sandalwood EO to change things up a bit
  64. Re: Ladies suggestions (not your normal what women want thread....ack)

    wow you are SO cool :) i love both those frags i wish more girls would wear them at that age
  65. Thread: Sandalwood EO

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    Re: Sandalwood EO

    i actually have a 1/2 oz bottle of sandalwood EO with maybe 40% left that I bought from the local health food store probably around '99-'00. it smells great. no idea where it originates from and it...
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    Re: F*uck me!! I just broke my first bottle

    is this Pi EDP really that good? ur making me want to buy it.. dammit i have no money! lol
  67. Re: anyone else here wear pure oudh oil, where do you get yours? stories?

    they do not have a retail shop, they are wholesale traders, I am just lucky to be able to get it in non bulk because he is a friend of mine. I sent you a PM tho
  68. Re: anyone else here wear pure oudh oil, where do you get yours? stories?

    hehe, well its pretty good, lasts pretty much 3 weeks (more like 12 hours), pretty good sillage actually for something that has no sillage enhancing aromachems in it. its really not that thick, not...
  69. Re: anyone else here wear pure oudh oil, where do you get yours? stories?

    i personally get mine from a friend who trades hard to find oils in singapore, i've never tried it from any of the other sites and I do trust his oils to be very good, but like I've said, ive never...
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    Re: Ebay Fakes Question

    ALOT of fake chanels out there...
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    Re: Ebay Fakes Question

    if someone could do that, theyd probably be employed as a perfumer somewhere making 100k a year not selling fake decants ;)

    i suppose you could purchase fake versions of scents and just decant...
  72. anyone else here wear pure oudh oil, where do you get yours? stories?

    where do you get your oudh oil? which websites? how much do you pay? good stories / bad stories of buying on the net ?

    :)
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    Re: What to wear while you play

    "zest chlorine bromidique" whilst swimming ;)
  74. first I ask for M by mimmina and now the whole house of mimmina dissapears

    come on ive been asking for this for like 2 years now :( m by mimmina!!! i want to post a review, and where did the house of mimmina go? its not even searchable anymore ? all the frags are gone

    im...
  75. creeds all the same price vs. amouage not the same price

    Just something i noticed last night, all the creeds are the same price (retail) no matter what the ingredients are vs. amouage who change their prices depending on the price of the ingredients......
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    Re: Are Frags Ever Really Discontinued

    really? ive seen this go for like 15 bucks... damn... shoulda grabbed it. it probably sucks anyways... just like startdust for men isnt exactly worth the 600$ of so its usually listed for on ebay
  77. Thread: Geir ness

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    Re: Geir ness

    ill show you the first bad word, its musc ravageur meets aqua di gio meets quasar. unfortunatley its all the worst parts of each. this stuff is really not as spectacular as most people make it sound....
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    Re: Finding good Sandalwood...

    i have a reasonably good source on sandalwood which the seller claims to be mysore, cant really back this up but it smells great, pm me if interested ill dig up the info for you
  79. Thread: An "accord"?

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    Re: An "accord"?

    in my understanding an accord does not neccesarily have to create a note which doesnt exist (even thought it usually does), say in the ionone and hedione example. I believe an accord can also just be...
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    Re: F*uck me!! I just broke my first bottle

    this happened to me with noir epices... it SUCKS lol... but you'll move on
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    Re: Patou PH, anyone know where...

    probably cuz small bottles go bad faster... thats another concern :(
  82. Thread: First Fragrance

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    Re: First Fragrance

    i like the way this guy talks.
  83. Thread: First Fragrance

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    Re: First Fragrance

    the first one I paid for with my own money was Mont Blanc Presence. I had just bought the pen so I figured id buy the cologne to go along with it... how lame i know... hah!

    still use the pen......
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    Re: Rate my wardrobe

    i suggest erolfa by creed
    noir epices by malle
    you should definatley try some of the serge lutens line
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    Re: Need a new parfume?

    i really liked quasar by j del pozo when i was younger
    but im not really into fresh scents anymore....
    maybe you will like it.
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    any creeds similar to coco chanel ?

    are there any creeds which are heavy in clove ? baroque? "black" ? i dont know how to describe it really... any suggestions ?
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    how much calone + how much rosemary

    How much calone does one usually use ? if i dont use alot, I dont end up smelling it at all in the top notes, upon initial application, but if i use enough that i do, it totally hijacks the drydown...
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    Re: NEVER shop at 1stperfume.com !!!

    what if i was a goat. I may have taken offense to that :)

    yes this site sucks, i hope no one ever buys from them
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    Re: Patou PH, anyone know where...

    dude, i suggest you wait around on this, we could pull a mission on it together, like split a large bottle if we find it... cuz i've been looking for this stuff as well!
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    GIT has green tea in the middle notes

    guaranteed! I was just working on a blend with a green tea extract and I put it on this morning, after it had macerated for a while, and this... distinct memory came back, I couldn't place it at...
  91. Thread: Blind Buy

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    Re: Blind Buy

    i love arabie and ambre sultan personally
  92. Re: can't stand decant city banner with nose picking

    they also have a crappy selection... no serge lutens ? i mean whats the point... the only caron is pour un homme ? no amouage ? are these guys serious. Most of the stuff they have up there I can just...
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    Re: 3 recent positive excperiences

    creedirect is awesome!
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    Re: near disaster at the airport

    rediculous situation. I remember one time on a flight to california they wouldn't allow us on with I think it was a tiny swiss army knife or something. cant really remember. In any case, on the...
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    Re: D&G by man - discontinued?? What now??

    yea, my local place has absolutley no idea what theyre talking about 70% of the time, heres a partial list of fragrances which have been according to them discontinued:

    Eau Sauvage
    Arrogance (new...
  96. Thread: what is "mure"

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    what is "mure"

    as in mure est musc or mpg's eau de mure, what is this mure ? a type of berry?
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    Re: Homemade fragrance hits and misses

    me too ill buy anything!
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    Re: dissapointed by bandit

    i wore it again since this last post, and ... agh! I was really hoping I would like this. in fact I figured it would be a no brainer since I'm such a leather-head. I love the smell out of the bottle...
  99. Thread: I quit.

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    Re: I quit.

    i really like this guy

    i like all of you really

    but this guy was pretty cool.

    thanks with agreeing with me more than most people :) good luck in everything!
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    Re: dissapointed by bandit

    really, thank god I didn't go thru with that miss dior swap then. K-10 sounds interesting tho, as a general rule i love spicy frags! i guess that'll be next
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