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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    I'm ready whenever.
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    Re: What fragrance is sex in a bottle ?

    Before you even think of buying any perfume, change your name from 'fatdan'.
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    Re: SotD Monday, March 21st 2011.

    Frapin 1697, by Bertrand Duchafour.

    Notes (according to First in Fragrance)
    Woods, Davana, Rum, Rose Jasmine, Hawthorn, Ylang-Ylang, Clove, Cinnamon, Dried Fruits, Rose, Ambergris, Tonka Bean,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17 March 2011

    Good Morning all. I'm wearing La Chase aux Papillons today. My first day of weaing it this year.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Great - I do could with some help with my biology!

    This experience was far harder but much more enjoyable and informative than I thought it would be. Thanks Twolf, for your endless patience and...
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Thanks Twolf. I have to be up at 5 tomorrow so I really should get an early night. I'm going to keep smelling and thinking about it and hope I dream the answer tonight.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Bergamot and grapefruit ?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I've sprayed on paper now, which I should have done at the start, I did with the other two. It's TOTALLY different. On my skin it was synthetic smelling, fruity floral and very sweet. On papers it's...
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I'm still here - I tried logging off and clearing my cookies to see if the site would load faster but no, still very very slow.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Staggered there's patchouli in there!

    I think I'm getting a sharper floral - maybe marigold? I think cedar in the base too.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I haven't smelled any of these apart from Bluebell either (there's nothing green or earthy about this) My designer scent knowledge is pretty rubbish actually!
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    L'Eau d'Issey and Calyx - to my knowledge. I know it's in Cinema too but i can't detect it.

    it's reminding me of something that i can't put my finger on (apart from shampoo!) and it's driving me...
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    So we only have hyacinth.

    I'm guessing maybe cyclamen too?

    This is the toughest so far....
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Towlf, I sad freesia and lotus earlier, are you saying no to those?

    I've never smelled Laguna either, I've never smelled any blue fragrances! (apart from the L Lempicka one)
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Lilly of the Valley?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Oops - I posted peach or apricot before your post came up T. Maybe osmanthus then? Or lotus?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Hello all - sorry I'm late, have been on the phone to my mom for an hour!

    I did spray at 16.00. Instant shampoo! Aquatic and fruity. Agree that it gets more floral as it dries down. Not easily...
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    PM'd you my guess.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    This is soooo hard. Twolf, you have the patience of a saint. I have to go shower now but I'll be back, freshly sprayed, shortly.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    If there's another sweet resin is it styrax? That would account for the animalics, along with the musk.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Magnolia or lilac?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Opoponax?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Is there Tolu Balsam Twolf?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I had an idea but one of the no's has thrown me now!
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I'm still getting the cola vibe, which suggests cinnamon.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I said maybe civet or castoreum so yes, lots and lots of skank!

    I've also compared it to two skank monsters - My Sin and Bal a Versailles.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I'm occasionally getting a note that smells like L'Origan. Something slightly medicinal - is it chamomile. I think balsam too now.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    It's very warm, spicy and dense. The notes meld very well. It's not very powdery to me but not much does turn to powder on my skin. The drydown is slightly leathery. Is there labdanum in the base?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    40's or 50's ?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Carnation?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Cestrus Nocturnes is Night Blooming Jasmine.

    Guessing this is Jasmine Sambac?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Bergamot?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Night Blooming Jasmine, specifically?

    Not as bright and spicy as Coco and it doesn't have that strong oriental lilly note.
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Yes I'd say it is.

    So we have 8 or 9 notes correct

    I've guessed so far (maybe haven't posted a couple of these yet)
    Jasmine
    Rose
    Violet
    Jonquil
    Orange Blossom/Neroli
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Jonquil as another of the florals? Oakmoss in the base and a wood?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Hope he/she is ok Aiona.

    As B is reaching the heart notes I am getting a kind of 'cola' brightness in the midst of it's richness. Am wondering if there is clove in there? Is there styrax and/or...
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I have pm'd Twolf some thoughts already but will repeat here now we are up and running:
    Dark amber juice, quite viscous and oily on skin.
    I get:
    Civet
    Castoreum
    Costus
    Jasmine
    Ylang
    Orris
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I'm sniffing B already!
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I've pm'd you my 'guess' !
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Of course! That explains what I'm smelling. LOV as a flower doesn't smell oily to me at all but practically every LOV scent I've ever smelled has that loud synthetic note I'm getting. I recognise it...
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    I've re-sprayed now - is the fruity note that's not actual fruit, heliotrope?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Is the perfumer Maurice Roucel ?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    Is there another floral note to guess?
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    Re: March Blind Sniff: Those Moody Blues

    It's 8.20 in the UK and am just posting my impressions before the others come back.

    I tested this before reading the threads. The notes I could identify were citrus, vanilla and a LOT of rose,...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2011

    I can do this Saturday or Sunday.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2011

    My samples arrived today !
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Love to join. I can supply samples of some of my Summer favourites:
    Guerlain Cologne du 68
    Dior Eau Fraiche (vintage)
    SMN Fieno
    Diptyque Vetyverio
    L'Occitane Honey & Vanilla
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    Sticky: Re: Looking for a new Date Fragrance Or a "Panty Dropper" Scent. Need Help.

    I can promise you that the best way to get laid on a date is to be the kind of guy who would never use the phrase "panty dropper".
  49. Thread: Chergui

    by hilaryjane
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    Re: Chergui

    I'm in a minority but I think this is wonderful in the heat. The first time I tried it was one of the hottest and most humid days of the year. Since then I always associate it with this weather. To...
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    Profumo's New Basenotes Group

    Abdel Salaam has started a new Basenotes Group: Friends of Profumo.

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=80

    It will be of special interest to those who create their own scents. His...
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    Re: Your Groups now on Forum Home

    Abdel Salaam has started a new Basenotes Group: Friends of Profumo.

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=80
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    Profumo's New Basenotes Group

    Abdel Salaam has started a new Basenotes Group: Friends of Profumo.

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=80
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    Re: SotD Saturday 19 January

    Shalimar PDT
  54. Re: Fragrance that smells of burnt/smokey/dark/incensey orange. Suggestions please :) +++

    Well, that's me told.
  55. Re: Fragrance that smells of burnt/smokey/dark/incensey orange. Suggestions please :) +++

    Another vote for Orange Star - it has both orange and incense in abudance and somehow manages to be both bright and dark.
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    Re: Ambre Narguile in the UK?

    Selfridges also stock the Hermessences or you can order directly from the UK on the Hermes website.
  57. Re: Advice please - one day visit to london

    Fascination is nowhere near London, it's in Lancashire.
  58. Re: What's your favorites from Parfumerie Generale?

    I think the best of the line is Felanilla - amazing vanilla/hay/amber and iris. It's pricey but worth every penny and I think Naz has the best price on it too.
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    Re: Decanting Question

    Come out of the closet.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st October, 2010

    I have a cold at the moment so needed something with a lot of sillage - Micallef Night Aoud is fitting the bill.

    I wish I knew the notes for this one. I get rose and aoud of course but also...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2011

    I'd love to be a sniffer please - April ?
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    Re: Another Top Ten List Thread

    As of today and in no particular order...

    Parfumerie Generale Felanilla
    Guerlain Jicky EDP
    Malle Un Fleur de Cassie
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Guerlain Attrape Couer
    Serge Lutens Rahat Loukhoum...
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Just snagged a mini of Shalimar Parfum de Toilette on ebay. I'm looking forward to doing a side by side test with my Ode a la Vanille.
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Imagine my embarrasment when I lost the tracking number. If it hadn't arrived I'd never have been able to show my face here again!!! Anyway, I'm so glad it has gone to someone who loves it and will...
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    Harrods have stocked it for a copuple of weeks.
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    So am I !!! Glad you liked the samples too
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    Re: SoTD: Sunday September 5th

    Very Happy Birthday N_T. In Mitsouko vintage extrait (from my treasured umbrella bottle) in your honour. No great hardship I have to confess! Happy Birthday to Sophi too.
  68. Re: D.S. & Durga **i now have samples & a bottle!...WOW.

    I received a sample of Orris Root in a swap. It's one of the best new scents I have tried in a long time. It's similar to Bois de Violette, with less cedar. There's no powder at all, unlike most iris...
  69. Floris Limited Edition Anniversary Fragrance

    Floris have launched a fragrance to celebrate their 280th anniversary. Only 280 100ml bottles have been produced.

    Top Notes: bergamot, black pepper, clove
    Heart Notes: iris, neroli, ylang...
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    Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Serge Lutens Rahat Loukhoum
    Guerlain Iris Ganache
    ELdO Noel au Balcon
    Micallef Vanille Aoud
    Laura Tonatto Plaisir
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    Re: Yves Rocher Vanille Noire

    This sounds promising. The only Yves Rocher I have tried is Neonatura Cocoon and that's wonderful. It smells way more expensive than it is.
  72. Thread: concealer?

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    Re: concealer?

    The only one that has ever worked for me was the original Bobbi Bown Eye Brightener. I have very dry skin and everything else I have trued settles in creases and makes me look wrinkly instead of...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 10th of July

    I missed out on Synchronised Friday but I was inspired to wear Bois d'Argent today. This one is perfect in the heat and humidity.
  74. Re: Has anyone smelled Tilda Swinton, the new ELdO scent yet ?

    Insanely gingery is a good description! I can't imagine anyone who didn't like ginger loving this.
  75. Re: Gorgeous new vetiver-Vetyverio by Diptyque!

    I'm with you - adore this one. I love the scent of vetiver but had never found one I dont tire of wearing (apart from Vetiver pour Elle) I tested this one and it was love, all the way to the...
  76. Re: If you could recommend one scent to everyone today....

    When I saw the title of the thread the first scent that came to mind was - Bois d'Iris! I discovered this a long time ago, I love iris any way but this is the one I reach for most often - more even...
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    Re: Andy Tauer's Orange Star

    I was lucky enough to meet Andy at the event for the UK launch of Orange Star. He would not give out too much information on it as he wanted everyone to try it first. He was surprised at how...
  78. Re: Has anyone smelled Tilda Swinton, the new ELdO scent yet ?

    I've been living with this for a few weeks now. It's pretty unique I think and the most accurate ginger note I have ever encountered in a fragrance. It is exactly the scent of freshly grated ginger...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday the 6th of June

    Hello all. Thanks for the birthday wishes. I'm wearing Calyspso Mimosa today - a present from my lovely sister.

    And Happy Birthday Asha !
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    Re: Which is the best "amber" perfume?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/244698-Amber-recs-please?highlight=
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    Re: Any love for Santa Maria Novella ?

    Surprised no-one has mentioned Citta di Kyoto - a wonderful incense and iris. Fieno is beautiful too - warm hay with a touch of green and a gentle haze of florals.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, April 24th

    Good Morning all. Wearing Shalimar EDP today.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22 April

    Micallef Ananda today.
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    Re: Suggestions on Musc

    Sonoma Scent Studio Opal or Profumum Musc Bleu.
  85. Re: Ladies, I need your help to stock up my wife`s wardrobe to a more FEMININE STYLE!

    I agree.
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    Re: PdN's Sacrebleu vs. Sacrebleu Intense

    I only have the Intense and have never tried the other. However, I have the same reaction as Donna - hate those top notes but they soon disappear and the heart and base are wonderful. It lasts...
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    Re: Scotch whisky-ish?

    Laphroaig is one of my favouites too. If you don't mind a side of Iris with your Scotch, TDC's Bois d'Iris is very reminiscent of whisky. More 10yo Jura than Laphroaig however...
  88. Re: May the best author win: Now Smell This now taking your votes

    Congratulations Quarry and MFan310. Brilliant entries both of you !
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 April

    There's not a cloud in the sky here now. I'm tempted to go sniffing at Les Senteurs today so scent free for now. Hoping to be wafting a cloud of confused sillage later!
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    Re: I'm Loving Linden Blossom

    The top of my road is lined with Linden trees. The scent when I'm walking home from work on still, warm Spring evenings is intoxicating and I always walk very slowly with my nose in the air,...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie and Cassie / Mimosa

    I agree with carmen - easily one of the best scents of the last twenty years. I'm not a floral gal and this has fruit too. It took me four tries to get it and when I finally did it was love.

    The...
  92. Re: THANK YOU! (And my new appreciation for Whisky)

    I love Glenlivet too and still haven't manged to find scent with prominent almond that I love, apart from Guerlain 180 Ans. Just sampled Mazzolari Alessandro and that's definately NOT it.
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    Re: Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    Another vote for SMN Garafano - wonderful stuff. Etro Dianthus is good too but much lighter and softer - probably more suitable for warmer weather
  94. Re: THANK YOU! (And my new appreciation for Whisky)

    Was it Laphroaig ? Oily and smells like iodine. When I first started drinking single malt I loathed it but now I adore it and many others seem bland in comparison. It's the scotch equivalent of an...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 April

    I've been sampling Manoumalia again today for the third time, because I don't understand why I don't love it. Brilliant creation but I've finally decided it's really not me at all. My ten year old...
  96. Re: THANK YOU! (And my new appreciation for Whisky)

    Whiskey tasting with Iain Banks - I'm sooo jealous. If you like caramelly and non smoky you should try Jura Superstition. It's almost toffee like and silky smooth.

    One of the reasons I love TDC...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 April

    Wearing Washington Tremlett Clove Absolute - wish I had more than a sample, I love this !
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    Re: Favourite perfume store

    Another vote for Les Senteurs. The staff are incredibly knowledgable and friendly and will either guide you through every sniff or leave you alone completely. They are never sniffy if you don't...
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    Re: Help! Is this a FAKE?!

    Are you sure the decant you had wasn't 'L de Lolitta lempicka' ?
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 April

    Staying at my parent's home in Birmingham and enjoyitng doing very little. Wearing the very underappreciated TDC Bois d'Iris again.
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