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    Re: SotD: Sunday 7th April 2013

    It's cold and crisp in Nebraska, very windy yesterday and expected to be so today as well. I'm wearing Paris by YSL, a new favorite. Happy Sunday to all.

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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    Interesting thread. My mom had some different Avon fragrances that I wore as a preteen. I think Moon Drops or Blue Jeans was the first thing I bought for myself. I also had a Christmas gift at about...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 24th March 2013

    Good morning and happy Sunday. Another cold, frosty day in Nebraska. Wearing Stendhal's Noir Divin today.
  4. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    I'd be happy to join the pass if there's still room. Love peonies and have a few Penhaligon frag from a sample tin I bought on ebay. Love them all expect Castile.
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    Re: Top long lasting fragrances

    All the Estee Lauder perfumes are long lasting. You might try Knowing, it's my favorite and has a lovely rose scent to it. Very complex formula, I love it.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 6th Feb 2013

    Wide awake in the middle of the night and having some cocoa to try to get sleepy again. Will wear Noir Divin today, I think. Happy Hump Day to all!
  7. Re: Article: The Pound Shop Fragrance Challenge

    Very funny! Enjoyed reading this a lot. Our Dollar Stores have similar knock off versions of good scents.
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    Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Wore YSL's Yvresse today. Can still smell it, lovely. Glad to have Monday over with.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 27th January 2013

    Congrats to Larimar! It's cold and raining here in Nebraska and may ice over later if it gets colder, I sure hope not. Happy Sunday to all. I'm going to wear, ummm, let's see, Mitsouko today, after...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Lucky girl! I got a couple of mini frags from ebay that I am enjoying very much. Don't like to mention what I got as I was trolling one time and saw someone post about getting Moondrops on ebay and...
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    Re: Scents and colours

    Not so much for me, but if the juice itself or the bottle is a certain color, like Eternity Aqua for Women (aqua), then, yes, I definitely associate it with a color. I think pink for Chinatown.
  12. Re: Hello basenotes! I'm just starting out in the world of scents, so here's an introduction about m

    Welcome to Basenotes! I can't give you much advice on men's frags, but plenty of people here are well versed in the notes of many fragrances. Happy trails!
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 26th Jan., 2013

    Ditto. Happy Saturday to everyone, hope you all have some fun weekend plans.
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    Re: New from Caron: My Ylang

    I'd like to try it sometime. Have been getting around to all the Carons lately. Grooving on Belladogia the most. Hoping the get the Fleurs de Rocaille. I have the Fleur de Rocaille and it sounds like...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 21st January 2013

    Happy MLK day to all the Americans out there. Special Happy Birthday wishes to southerngardens and thanks for your posts, I enjoy them a lot. I'm in Paris by YSL today.
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    Re: SOTD: 12th January 2012

    The landslip news made me shiver, horrible! Praying for sunshine in England!
    Wearing Tabu today, comfortable as old shoes.
  17. Re: Name A Few Fragrances You Really Thought You Were Going to Like ,Didn't and Why?

    Kenneth Cole Black. Revolting on me.
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    Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    I look at everyone else's lists and think "I'm not worthy!!", but here goes:

    Estee Lauder - Knowing
    Stendhal - Noir Divin
    Chanel - Coco
    Chanel - No 19 Poudre
    Bond No 9 - Chinatown
    Bal a...
  19. Re: Where Did Your Love of Fragrances Begin? A Journey Begins

    LOL! Baptized in scent! Can I get a witness?!! Love it.

    My mother didn't wear much fragrance, but I always loved the roses we grew and would cut them to put in vases in the house. I remember...
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    Re: What Are Your Perfume Plans For 2013?

    No plans in particular. Just hoping to not piss off my husband too much as I continue to expand my collection. Might have to start hiding some fumes.
  21. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    La Nuit de L'Homme is my fave in this category. Bought a bottle just for me when I first tried it. I do wear it in public.
  22. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    galwaygirl, you've tried lots more that I have, but one you might like is Noir Divin by Stenhal. Smooth, warm and divine like Hypnotic Poison.
  23. Re: Peace on Earth -- SotD Christmas Day-- December 25, 2012

    Wishing all the BNers a very Merry Christmas! Santa seems to think I was a good girl this year, I'm in the Hypnotic Poison he brought me.
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    Re: SOTD Monday, 24th December 2012

    Merry Christmas Eve to all! In Eternity Aqua today (my husband and I opened a few gifts early!). Have to go in to work for a few hours then will enjoy a relaxing evening at home with the hubs, my...
  25. Re: Help me find new scent for the wife -- please :)

    I think she might like Yvresse or Baryshnikov.
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    Re: your perfect fragrance collection :)

    Interesting lists, I haven't tried a lot of those mentioned yet, so lots more sniffing to do. Here's my current fave list in no particular order.
    1. Knowing - Estee Lauder
    2. Noir Divin - Stendhal...
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    Thanks for the article, enjoyed it very much....

    Thanks for the article, enjoyed it very much. Happy hunting for that perfect wedding day scent! It was Knowing by EL for me.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 4 December 2012

    I'm in Yvresse by YSL today, it's very refreshing. Three spritzes in the AM and I can still smell it tonight.
  29. Re: Which clean, powdery scent you can recommend ??

    +1 for the Chanel No 19 Poudre.
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    Re: How did I do ladies?

    I only know a couple of these fragrances. My favorite Bond is Chinatown, but I only know about 5 of them. It's good that you are finding out what she likes and getting that for her rather than buying...
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    Re: Drop Dead Sexy Fragrance

    Hypnotic Poison is fabulously sexy. Agree also with Bal a Versailles. Another one like for the sultry seductive mood is Lady Million by Paco Rabanne. Pirate's Gold by Hove is also terrific.
  32. Re: Please help me buy my wife some nice perfume

    You can't go wrong with Chanel. Coco and No. 19 Poudre are my 2 faves. Burberry Classic is also a nice fragrance that a lot of women like, it has lots of vanilla. Hard to point you in a really good...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22n Nov 2012

    Thanks and a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I'm wearing Baryshnikov today, it makes me happy.

    Blessings to Danny 1967 on the new arrival!
  34. Re: Fellow old farts: what did you wear in the 80s?

    Tabu and Timeless. I had no money for perfume then, wore what was given to me as Christmas gifts.
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    Re: You had me at first spray

    Knowing by Estee Lauder. I bought it right there and then at the perfume counter in Dillards. Had a similar love at first sniff with Chinatown by Bond No 9, but that wasn't at a perfume counter. It...
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    Re: Sotd- wednesday 14 november 2012

    Foustie, ice the face. It will help with the swelling and not hurt so much. I'm in Lou Lou today, want something kind of fun to wear.
  37. Re: A bit early but what's on your Christmas wish list?:D

    I'm so jealous! I've been to New Orleans 3 times and look forward to going again. Have you been there before? If not, you must visit Hove perfumers. They used to be in the French Quarter, but I think...
  38. Re: Ladies and Gentlemen: Do You Wear Perfume to Bed?

    Sometimes. Always if I shower before going to bed. I usually like a nice relaxing scent, something with lavender, to wear to bed, but sometimes I want a more complex perfume. Really like Rue Royale...
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    Re: Something aquatic with sillage

    I trust your opinion and it's going straight to the top my list of aquatics to try! Thanks!
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    Perfumes mentioned in tv, film

    I've noticed lately that perfumes are being mentioned in film or shows that I watch. Product placement? A Tom Ford perfume was "featured" in Homeland recently and I was watching Downton Abbey and...
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    Re: Something aquatic with sillage

    I got Dune and really like it. Also got Womanity, it's okay, but there's something musty about it that I don't like. Reminds me of the time I over seasoned some spaghetti sauce. D & G Light Blue was...
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    Re: Cinnamon cookie dipped in vanilla

    I was just reading some reviews on Hypnotic Poison and it mentioned some these notes, especially the almond and vanilla. Might be worth a sniff.
  43. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    I've only tried a few. Adore the Shalimar edc I got on ebay and the Mitsouko as well. Samsara also a favorite. Don't care for the Shalimar edp I've tried at the perfume counter, this must be the...
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    Re: Cheap Thrills

    Wow, thanks for Hillaire's Unsung Treasures thread, it's a gem.
    I have worn and still love Tabu and Timeless; lately I'm partial to Kate Moss's Velvet Hour. Lots of good older scents to be had on...
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    Re: Bal Versailles...anyone?

    Jackie was an outdoors girl, too, wasn't she. I always think of her as 1st lady and as an editor in her later years. I admired her so much! The epitome of grace and charm. 24 Faubourg is some very...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday 10th November 2012

    Happy Saturday and a big salute to all the vets out there! I'm in Ambre Gris by Balmain.
  47. Re: Which of these French perfumes do you like best?

    +1 for these choices. Tabu is a nice pocketbook friendly choice, too.
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    Re: A good fresh/aquatic?

    Cool Water is good. My new favorite aquatic is Eternity aqua for women by Calvin Klein. It has a really fresh cucumber top note and drys down to a nice warm woody smell, love it!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 9th November 2012

    Happy Friday to everyone. Looking forward to a long weekend, though the weather is supposed to shift from 70 on Saturday to 30 on Sunday with a chance of snow. Brrrrrr!! Must be Bal a Versailles for...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    I guess this thread meant for men's frag's, but wanted to chime in. Wings and White Shoulders are the two like to see never manufactured again, both equally disgusting.
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    Re: Bal Versailles...anyone?

    Interesting thread. Appreciate all the background information on the different formulations. Who knew? I had my first sniff of BaV while in London in September. I was visiting Les Senteurs and...
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    Re: Do You Remember Your Wedding Fragrance?

    Sooo romantic! I love the French Quarter, the courtyards there are wonderful.

    I got married in 2001 at a lovely B & B and wore Knowing.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 7th November 2012

    Something bright to keep me awake, clear the dull, sleep deprived senses....Iris Noir and a strong cuppa joe!
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    Re: Your favorite powdery scent?

    +1 for Chanel No 19 Poudre. It's fabulous!
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    Re: What was the last comment you received?

    My husband always tells me I smell "sweet", no matter what I have on.
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    Re: 24, Faubourg

    Go ahead and wear it. It wouldn't bother me as long as you don't bat an eyelash at my wearing La Nuit.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th October

    A new acquisition, Dune.
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    Re: My favourite fragrance bottle

    I like the Safari bottle with the beautiful cut glass design. So pretty!
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    Ditto.
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    Re: Fall Fragrances for Women?

    Any oriental fits the fall vibe. Obsession, Samsara, Omnia, Shalimar, Tabu are all good. Others that I really like for fall: Knowing (well, anytime for this one), Noir Divin (a new love from...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday 20th October 2012

    Wearing one of my old loves today, Tabu.
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    Re: Have you already found it?

    I am not monogamous in this department, but my Knowing would get jealous if she knew how much I cheated on her. Tee hee!
  63. Re: Recommendations/Suggestions for a gift? I'm stumped...

    Chanel #19 Poudre is a very nice powdery scent, but not too talcy smelly. Classy and wearable for all occasions.
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    Re: SOTD: Thurday 18th October 2012

    Noir Divin by Stendhal, a new love. I may have to just stay home and sniff myself instead of going in to work, I love it so.
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    Re: Fendi parfum

    Adore this stuff, wish it hadn't been discontinued. Lucky dog!!
  66. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Tabu was it for one of my old loves. No men much comment on what I wear lately (my husband always says what I wear smells "sweet"), but the female secretary at my office and I do salivate over what...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 16th October 2012

    Burberry Classic for me today, the working woman whether she feels like it or not.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 14th October 2012

    Knowing by Estee Lauder for me today, my signature scent.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 13 October 2012

    Stormy today, putting off travel plans until tomorrow. Wearing Yvresse by YSL, a new love.
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    Re: Have you ever...?

    Yes. There are definitely bottles I wish were bigger and others I wish I had just got a sample of instead. I did a lot of blind ebay buying soon after I found this site and have expanded my...
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    Re: I don't want to start this thread

    I agree with all the vetos on giving this perfume to your wife. Find a new scent for her that is not tainted by any old associations. There are so many to love, you'll find something you and she will...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 22nd September 2012

    Torn between the two perfumes I bought at Burgins in York during my recent trip to England. Think it will be Yvresse by YSL today, it's just divine. I also bought Noir Divin by Stendhal, a really...
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    Re: Want to find a good vanille based scent.

    Burberry Classic is nice, not too expensive.
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    Re: Does anyone get really excited?

    I must admit that it gives me a little thrill to put on that first spritz of the day and I enjoy picking out what scent will fit my mood/occasion for the day.
  75. Re: When may I begin wearing Burberry London?

    I've been wearing mine all summer and loving it, but I like my orientals all the time. Maybe it's is an England thing with this fragrance. I wear Obsession and Opium in the summer, too. The horror!!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    J is for: Joop Femme by Joop!
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    Re: Its here :-)

    Looks lovely, haven't tried any of those scents. Something to pine for. Congratulations!
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    Re: Today I bought

    Congratulations, this stuff is expensive so I only do samples for now. Good pick!

    I got a mini bottle of L'Insolent recently. It's just divine, unfortunately, but no longer in production. Love it!...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th August 2012

    It's Bond No. 9's Washington Square for me today. Delicious dry down.
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    Re: The "Panty Dropper"

    I love La Nuit so much I bought a bottle for myself; but, to get real, a great smelling scent won't get you the girl. Not any girl you want to take home to mother, anyway.
    Togaman: Sober up! Drink...
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    Re: Do you like your own scent?

    I used to wear my boyfriend's jacket all the time because it smelled like him and I wanted that close by me. Women like a guy's natural scent, too, the freshly washed one, that is.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 25 August 2012

    I'm going to wear Burberry Classic today. I'm in a British frame of mind.
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    Re: Constructive advise for newbies

    I agree with you, especially about sampling. I, too, have lots of ebay scents that were blind buys I would not repeat.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 24 August 2012

    Love this picture, have it in my office. I'm in Azuree today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 23 August 2012

    Wearing Chanel No. 19 Poudre today. Lovely and smooth. Good luck to Devilkit!
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    Re: Opardu Puredistance

    Thanks for the link. It sounds divine!
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    Re: SOTD: SUNDAY, 19 August

    Thanks for the pics, Jon Rodgers! Fabulous one of York Minster. I'll be there for a short stay when we visit England soon, will have to find the Burgins Perfumery store you mentioned. I hope it's...
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    Re: Addicted to a Fragrance?

    Knowing is always a "sniff myself all day" kind of fragrance. Adore this stuff!
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    Re: Best Iris fragrance, please help

    Has anyone mentioned Un Lys by Lutens? Purple Bird turned me on to this, it's very nice and girly.
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    lol!

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    I have a sample bottle, truly awful stuff.
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    Re: Floris and Les Senteurs in London

    Thanks for the link, redrose! Amazing choice, I'll have to decide on a few to try before I go.
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    Re: Floris and Les Senteurs in London

    I only know the Les Senteurs shop on Elizabeth Street near Victoria Station. Where is the other shop? Thanks for the tip about Floris at Harrods, will definitely visit both while there. The last time...
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    Floris and Les Senteurs in London

    I plan to visit Floris in London soon. Any suggestion on the best scents to sample there? I favor orientals and chypres. Will also be going to Les Senteurs to try their scents. Anyone have a favorite...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 15th August 2012

    Chinatown is so nice! Must buy a bottle when funds permit. I'm in Shalimar today.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 13 August 2012

    Happy Monday all! I'm going to bed soon, but will be up in a few hours to tackle the day and will wear Creed's Silver Mountain Water. Is it just me or does everyone have to reapply after 2 hours. It...
  96. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    Me, too! Timeless by Avon a close second.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11, August 2012

    Lady Million.
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    Re: My First Compliment/Compliment Stories

    I've gotten lots of compliments on smelling good, nothing really tremendous to report about it. However, I have stopped people on the street to ask them what they are wearing, as in perfume, and it...
  99. Re: Shaking perfume bottles!!!...Do you do it?

    LOL! I don't shake or stir my fragrances.
  100. Re: Does poor projection/sillage/longevity stop you from wearing certain fragrances?

    I won't pay a lot of money for fragrances that don't have good longevity even if I like the fragrance. Spoiled by my Estee's, I guess. I expect a good fragrance to have high sillage and good...
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