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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Unum - Lavs
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    Re: Next Thierry Mugler Flanker - You name it.

    Pure Alcohol
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    Re: Best Xerjoff fragrances

    Nio
    1861 Renaissance
    Uden
  4. Thread: Serge Lutens

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    Re: Serge Lutens

    I own nothing from this house, but considering getting Chergui, Fille en Aiguilles, Serge Noire and Encens et Lavande.
  5. Re: Annick Goutal - Sables (original formulation)

    Bump...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.29991.jpg
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    My journey with LAVS is a strange one. First time I sampled it I really hated it, my expectations were high and it was not what I expected it to be at all. The second time I tried it I thought it was...
  8. Thread: Two Days Later..

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    Re: Two Days Later..

    Aventus
    Rose 31
    LAVS
  9. Re: Le Labo: Rose 31 100% essential Oil Version £675

    That price is totally insane and just can't be taken seriously. I love Rose 31 and it's potent enough for me as it lasts for ages on my skin...
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    Poll: Re: Millesime Imperial vs Silver Mountain Water

    I like both, but prefer SMW...
  11. Re: Midnight in Paris Edp : really gem or good mainstream?

    Love it, especially the EDP, and it lasts for ages on my skin...
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    Re: Sables - Annick Goutal

    OK, I'm a little confused now... I am seriously considering purchasing this fragrance as I love it but was a little hesitant due to a lot of talk about a bad reformulation. I owned a sample of the...
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    Re: 120 ml Creed flacons now available in Europe

    120ml bottles have been widely available all over Europe for a long time.
  14. Annick Goutal - Sables (original formulation)

    I'm looking for Sables by Annick Goutal, in the original formulation. Preferably within the EU, but all options considered. Thanks a lot!
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    Re: Dirty English and David off adventure

    I really like Davidoff Adventure, but don't think it smells like Dirty English at all...
  16. Thread: Unum LAVS

    by Daze
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    Re: Unum LAVS

    I had the same problem with finding a sample source in Europe and ended up purchasing from The Perfumed Court. However, I just accidentally stumbled upon this German website that seems to sell a...
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    Re: Finally !....NIVEA - The Fragrance !!!

    Yeah, comprehensive reading can be difficult...
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    Miller Harris - La Fumée Classic / Intense

    I'm thinking about ordering samples of these, but I'm wondering if the Intense is just a more, well, intense version of the Classic or is there a significant difference between them.
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    Re: Sahara Noir smells like Gucci Pour Homme!

    I get a lot of pencil shavings with Sahara Noir and hardly any amber, guess it's 'skin chemistry'...
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    Re: Sahara Noir smells like Gucci Pour Homme!

    I sampled Sahara Noir last week and immediately noticed the large resemblance to GPHI, I guess they share the same 'incense' note. By the way, I was greatly disappointed in SN, I expected a huge,...
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    UNUM - Nuage Maison

    Anyone have any info on the new UNUM fragrance Nuage Maison? Apparently it was introduced at Pitti Fragranze 2015, but it's not clear to me whether it's a parfum or a room spray and I can't find any...
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    Re: What is your favorite CLEAN scent?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Universalis
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Absolue pour le Matin

    And although imo not really a 'clean' scent:

    Xerjoff - 1861
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    Poll: Re: Your Favourite From The Hermes Jardin Series ?

    Un Jardin En Mediterranee, with Un Jardin Apres la Mousson a close second.
  24. Thread: House of frapin

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    Re: House of frapin

    Well, lucky me then... Oh and btw, your caps-lock seems to be stuck...
  25. Thread: House of frapin

    by Daze
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    Re: House of frapin

    I own and love L'Humaniste and 1270, luckily both have great longevity and projection on my skin. I've tried most others from this house but they didn't impress me...
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    Re: Fleur de male..is it too feminine?

    Nothing is too feminine if you're masculine enough to wear it...
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    Re: Serge Lutens recommendations

    My favorites:

    Fille en Aiguilles
    Chergui
    Serge Noire
    Gris Clair
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I noticed that on Fragrantica Lavs received quite a large amount of dislikes. This kinda surprises me as the majority of incense fragrances seem to get a lot of love there. I haven't sampled this...
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    Re: Recommendations for a very dry vanilla

    Mona Di Orio Vanille is a nice one...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Anyone know where to get a SPRAY sample of LAVS in Europe? I contacted Unum but they only sell sample vial sets. I'm really interested in this fragrance.
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    Re: Looking For A Creamy Summer Scent

    MFK - Absolue pour le Matin: gorgeous creamy, slightly powdery, citrussy comfort scent with great projection and longevity.
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    Re: Discovering Frapin

    Own and love L'Humaniste and 1270, my favorites of this house...
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    Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    :tongue:
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    Re: NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    I'm also interested in trying this one, wasn't impressed with the original one as longevity and projection was dreadful on me...
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    NEW: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - Aqua Vitae Forte

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2015/06/10/maison-francis-kurkdjian-aqua-vitae-forte-new-fragrance/

    Don't know if this was mentioned already, but couldn't find anything...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    No, according to Xerjoff these are not available anymore unfortunately... :sad:
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    Re: Kinski by Escentric Molecules

    I sampled this fragrance but didn't really like it. I thought it smelled 'interesting' but dated and not something I would feel comfortable wearing. As for the person Kinski, I find him highly...
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    Re: Favorite Citrus Listed

    Don't have much experience with those on your list, but my favorites are:

    MFK Absolue pour le Matin
    Frapin L'Humaniste
    Xerjoff Nio
    Xerjoff 1861
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    I wouldn't say the incense note in Zefiro is miniscule, it's clearly noticable especially in the initial stages, but it's nicely blended with spices and some sweet notes. Between Naxos and Zefiro I...
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    Re: Xerjoff Naxos & Zefiro

    Naxos and the original 1861 imo are not comparable in any way, they are like on totally different ends of the spectrum. I can't see Naxos being wearable in the summer at all, I think it's a very...
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    Re: Mood Changing Fragrances

    MFK Absolue pour le Matin makes me feel great, love this fragrance and it also helps I've got happy memories associated with it...
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    Re: Deodorant with cologne?

    I only wear unscented antiperspirants...
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    Re: Royal oud use for summer

    I personally think it would be a little cloying during really warm weather, but would be perfectly wearable on a cool summer evening...
  44. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Not a difficult choice for me, definately the amazing $300 scent...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    INeKE - Field Notes from Paris
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    Re: Journey with me...unto the island of Naxos.

    I tested it and gave my quick first impression in my thread here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/402109-Xerjoff-Naxos-amp-Zefiro

    To quote myself though:
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    Re: Anyone know about these Xerjoff fragrances?

    Longevity of Zefiro is outstanding on my skin, and on clothing it seems to last forever. Like I said it reminds me of Gucci pour Homme and I dare say, with the risk of being called blasphemous, a...
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    Re: L'homme Ideal de Guerlain?

    Tried it recently and didn't like it. It smelled really synthetic to me and very boring. Actually I scrubbed it off halfway because it started to irritate my nose, and that doesn't happen to me that...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    I have about 30 bottles at the moment and hundreds of samples and decants. I haven't set a limit for myself but probably already have enough to last me a lifetime. I don't consider myself a...
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    Re: Anyone know about these Xerjoff fragrances?

    Received samples of Naxos and Zefiro today and wearing them both now. So far I'm not really impressed and hoped for a lot more. Naxos is very sweet and spicy, I don't have the most discerning nose...
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    Re: The thrill of Blind Buying.

    I don't see the thrill in blind buying anything you're not sure you'll like, especially when it's expensive, you can only get disappointed. I get more thrill buying and waiting for something I know I...
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    Very well said hedonist222! :thumbup:
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    Re: Pluriel vs Invasion Barbare

    I own and love both. Don't have a real preference, however maybe Pluriel is a bit more versatile and 'friendly'...
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    AUF is more floral (white flowers), projects more, but TOO much imo and it's arguably less unisex and more feminin for lack of a better word...
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    Re: Best MFK fragrance for Summer ?

    Absolue pour le Matin (LOVE it, lasts ages on me and got me some compliments)
    Acqua Universalis (or the Forte, but I prefer the non-forte)
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    Re: Anyone know about these Xerjoff fragrances?

    Despite my not so good experience with Xerjoff I'm still very interested in these new additions to the 1861 line. Anyone tried Naxos or Zefiro yet, apparently they are available already...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Thanks mumsy! No, can't walk yet, that will take a few more months unfortunately... :sad:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    For the photo hungry among us, here's some piccies:

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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Of the bottle or the samples...?
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Not so sure about that. I'm not hateful towards them, just really disappointed. But if I ever decide to purchase another Xerjoff it will be through a retailer and not directly from Xerjoff......
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Haha... Sampled Xerjoff Blue Hope yesterday, but it was a scrubber for me... Absolutely vile stuff, so sickly sweet and cloying it hurt my nose and throat...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Received the new bottle today... without any hair luckily... Together with about 15 samples of Amouage, Tom Ford and... Xerjoff... :lolk: Happy all has ended well now finally...
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    Re: Looking for a boozy Vanilla

    Mona di Orio Vanilla
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    The retailer I bought it from called me today, they contacted Xerjoff but apparently they couldn't get a satisfying answer from them either. The retailer will send me a new bottle of Nio today along...
  65. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Bois 1920 Agrumi Amari di Sicilia... Like it much more than expected, price is a little too high though IMO...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Just received a mail from Xerjoff:



    While I appreciate they are taking the time to explain things they aren't really saying anything new and merely repeating what they already said. In the...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Unbelievable, I'm a very patient guy but now I'm really starting to get fed up with Xerjoff. I finally told them I would return the bottle directly to them like they asked initially. They then...
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    Poll: Re: What's your opinion on Silver Mountain Water?

    I love it and I found out longevity is beastly on clothing. It got on a jacket I wore and I can still smell it after more than 3 weeks... :shocked:

    I've got the same experience with my bottles of...
  69. Thread: Fountain pen ink?

    by Daze
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    Re: Fountain pen ink?

    Already mentioned but the only ones I can think of:

    Encre Noire
    CdG 2
    Silver Mountain Water
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Apparently some people see me as being greedy. However, my main problem is that it's not fair to let me pay for return shipping costs when the fault is clearly with them. It would be more than fair...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    For those interested, the conversation with Xerjoff continues:

    Me:


    Xerjoff:


    Me:
  72. Thread: MFK Amyris Homme!

    by Daze
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    Re: MFK Amyris Homme!

    I agree that it's underrated. First time I tried it I wasn't really impressed, but now I love it and own it. I think it's very versatile and high quality, definately not cheap smelling at all. Also,...
  73. Re: Quite hard to find a "sexy" summer citrus fragrance...

    I think Xerjoff Nio could fit the bill, and maybe even Xerjoff 1861...
  74. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    AdP Mirto di Panarea. Didn't like it at all...
  75. Re: Which house do you have the most fragrances from & how many?

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian: 6
    Creed: 4
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    Re: how much is a 2011 z01 creed aventus 40ml worth?

    Millions, probably... What is it with Aventus, everyone thinks it's liquid gold all of a sudden...? :rolleyesold:

    Sorry, just being sarcastic... :wink:
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    Re: Royal oud or original santal

    No contest for me as I think Royal Oud is great and Original Santal is vile...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Well, not much to expect from Xerjoff to save their reputation apparently. I just received the following reply:



    Providing me with a new bottle is the very least they could do, but asking me...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Care to elaborate...? :smiley:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Thanks BottleJunky, appreciate that! :wink:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Sorry for the late reply, but I've been in hospital because I got my leg broken. In the meanwhile I've received a reply from Xerjoff:



    I sent them the pics they requested and am now waiting for...
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    Poll: Re: What's your pick(s) for Fig based fragrances?

    The only one I really like is AdP Fico di Amalfi, too bad though that performance is really bad... :sad:
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    Re: Dating Frederic Malle's?

    When I read the title I was a little worried you were taking your fragrance hobby a step further... :undecided:
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    :lolk:

    I just dropped a mail to Xerjoff with the pics, just to see what their response is...
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    It's difficult to get on pic and kinda hard to see but I tried. I also just noticed it's actually two hairs instead of one... :lolk:

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  86. Thread: New MFK: Pluriel

    by Daze
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Have never seen this for sale for less than 110 euros (ex shipping) from Europe...
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    Re: What's the best masculine rose?

    Lumiere Noire pour Homme
    Rose 31
    Declaration d'Un Soir

    I also like Paestum Rose
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    Re: There's a hair in my...

    Lmao on the replies posted here! :lolk: No it's doesn't really bother me, I'm not afraid of it being unhygienic or anything. It just looks kinda weird when you pay attention to it. I'll see and try...
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    There's a hair in my...

    ... Nio... I checked my recently purchased bottle of Xerjoff Nio yesterday and I noticed there's a very long blond hair floating around in it. Never seen anything like that before, maybe some small...
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    Re: Designer or niche?

    I don't care if it's niche or designer, as long as it smells good to me...
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    Re: Flacons - Tampered with?

    There is a fine line between being cautious and being paranoia haha. And I thought I was suspicious... :lolk:

    Don't worry, I can't see why they would do something like that, I mean what's to gain...
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    Re: Red Vetyver in warmer weather

    I think it works perfectly in warmer weather, very similar to Terre d'Hermes...
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    Re: 3 new Xerjoffs in the 1861 line

    Thanks, but already mentioned: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/402109-Anyone-know-about-these-Xerjoff-fragrances :wink:
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    Re: Was Le Labo reformulated?

    From my experience Rose 31 has the habit of smelling different depending on when/how you smell it, I notice this with the bottle I own. It's not the juice that changes but how your nose perceives it,...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Not many to speak of unfortunately. Xerjoff 1861 and Nio are the only ones that 'wowed' me lately. But I have about 50 samples laying around that i still have to try so I still have hope! :happy:
  96. Thread: Mendittorosa

    by Daze
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    Re: Mendittorosa

    Interesting, on my skin this was like a jasmine bomb. Hardly got any saffron... Only one I've sampled from this line by the way...
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Thanks! Looks like I've got some more sampling to do. On a side note, I think I just smelled exactly what I'm looking for... by coincidence... on a girl passing me by on a bike... A very soft, airy...
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    Re: Creed aventus help please

    Don't know where you got that they downgraded the sprayers. The new sprayers are just as good as the old ones, I don't notice any difference in performance...
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Received a sample of Maison Martin Margiela (untitled) with my recent Xerjoff order and tried it yesterday. Wow, this is a really interesting fragrance. Green, smokey, light, not very incense heavy...
  100. Re: Which house or brand has the most beautiful bottle and packaging?

    Maison Martin Margiela - (untitled) & (untitled) l'eau

    http://www.osmoz.com/Public/Files/__Uploads/images/untitled%20l%20eau_gamme_margiela.jpg
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