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    Re: The best summer scent in my opinion

    Can't believe Orange Sanguine hasn't been mentioned yet.


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  2. Are the perfumes like wine, with time getting better?

    Wine goes through fermentation. It's essentially a living thing. Plus you taste and smell wine. Fragrances are made in labs with a massive amount of chemicals. I would compare fragrances more to the...
  3. Re: Welcoming suggestions for a fragrance to purchase in the $50-$60 range.

    All can be had in the price range online or on Ebay.

    Dior Homme Cologne 2013
    Dior Homme Sport 2012
    Potion Royal Black
    Pure Wood
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    Re: I understand now

    They make great smelling and extremely wearable fragrances. There used to be a saying on here that there's a Creed for everyone and that holds true today more than it did back in 2009.


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  5. Re: What exactly is 'Royal Pineapple' in Aventus?

    I'm going to Hawaii next month so I'll keep. Me eye out for the royal version. More than likely it's something found in a can.


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  6. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair 4 oz bottle label is very cheap quality

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZhs7w-FzeI

    It's because they use a special glass that only Creed can create in their factories by the oompa loompa's. This also explains the batch variations and...
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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    Yeah, it is a bit spicy and has a big dose of violet leaf. I don't wear it at all anymore, but I couldn't get rid of it because of the bottle.


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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    I own both and SS is not only much more close in smell and quality, but it's an EdP and much stronger than CDNI. Of course it's also a lot more expensive.


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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    I'll give you two thumbs up for the Supremacy Silver comment. I noticed that it smells better when it's decanted.


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    Re: Fruity/Pineapple drydown

    Tous in heaven is the only one I've found where the pineapple stays into the dry down. By dry down I mean around the 4 hour mark.


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    Re: A*men original or pure coffee?

    Pure leather is the one I would recommend because it's close to A*men, but has a darker coffee note with a mint note.


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  12. Poll: Dior homme vs Dior homme intense vs L'instant de guerlain vs L'instant de gue...

    LIDG LIDGE is the patchouli version of DH DHI's Iris note. LIDGE is one of my worst blind buys ever. I'd much rather wear Rive Gauche if I want patchouli and anise.


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    Re: Aventus perfume oil

    I find the oil based fragrances make a good base to layer. I use an Al Rehab roll on (Hawaii) as a base to TB Set Sail St.Barts and it smells better than VIW IMO and it lasts all day long.
  14. Re: Who is your brother-from-another-mother here on Basenotes?

    Back at ya BigBz. Lot's of knowledge and excellent taste on fragrances, gourmands in particular. Not afraid to pull the trigger on buying blind or just trying new fragrances.

    BuysBlind much like...
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    Re: Upgrade from Lanvin Avant Garde

    I probably wouldn't have made the connection either, but I bought Herod and Avant Garde around the same time and was wearing them around the same time. After about the 4th or 5th time of wearing...
  16. Re: Viaggio d`Africa vs Vetiver Tonka: The Results

    It's nice juice, but I got a huge dose of Jasmine which isn't one of my favorite notes. Still kept it for awhile and wore over an ounce of it. Price wise it's fantastic and it's not lacking in...
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    need a debate settled

    They smell similar in the dry down. I wouldn't say they smell extremely similar, but I've had a few people compliment me on my Fierce when I was wearing Hommeau. , sometimes note pyramids mean very...
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    Re: Upgrade from Lanvin Avant Garde

    I would go with Back to Black, PDM Herod


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    Re: Anyone wear fragrance oils?

    I generally don't care for fragrance oils because of the way they sit on the skin. I much prefer something like Lush's solids. They don't leave a film like the oils.
  20. Re: I only want to own two Creeds: So ... Aventus and which other one?

    VIW is the one I'd go with if you like Aventus. It's also fruity, but more tropical with rum and ylang ylang instead of the birch. When I think of Creed fragrances that would be under "delicious" it...
  21. Thread: Oh god!!!!

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    Re: Oh god!!!!

    I had pretty much the same reaction when I first smelled it (vintage). It's still my favorite in the Dior Homme line.
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    Re: Frags with same vibe as DHI?

    Bulgari Man Black has the iris in the background, but it's a bit more spicy. Kind of like crossing La Nuit and DHI.
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    M7, Fahrenheit Absolute, Royal Oud, M7 Fresh, Tom Ford Oud Wood, Montale Aoud and Pine, and Mancera Sand Oud.
  24. Re: New YSL fragrance: Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit de L’Homme Intense

    I can't believe that they would make this without including cardamom in the pyramid. It looks more like a flanker of Libre.
  25. Re: Just How Good Is Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche?

    I love the opening of Blanche, but the dry down is about as ordinary as it gets. The lemon doesn't stick around long enough which leaves a pepper and tonkaish dry down. Once I found Lalique White I...
  26. Re: And the "Most Hyped" scent in the Best Scent of the 2014 -2015 Period goes to...

    There were a couple that got a lot of airtime. Bentley Intense, CH Men, DHP, and Bleu De Chanel EdP.
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    Re: Sport scents that aren't so sporty?

    Porsche Design Sport. It's in the same realm as Lanvin L'Homme Sport which is outstanding.
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    Re: A* Men vs Aventus

    A*men and it's flankers without batch variations.
  29. Re: The Official "Who Finds Aventus At Best Mediocre ?" Thread

    So you start another thread to reienforce the bullshit. Nice work! Why not just do a poll and have a YES I LOVE THE BULLSHIT or NO I HATE THE BULLSHIT. Well thought out post.
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    Re: What's better than Creed Royal Oud?

    I've always thought Royal Oud smelled a lot like Chanel Egoiste without the cinnamon, vanilla, and amber. The combination of sandalwood, rosewood, and rose is what I find similar in Egoiste. A...
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    Re: What is THE 90s fragrance?

    Cool Water, Curve, and AdG.


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  32. Re: Afnan supremacy silver vs Reyans Pure 2 vs 360 Red longivity/projection/sillage openions ?

    Afnan Silver Supremacy is a strong EdP. I get a good 6 plus hours out of it. Projection is actually better than longevity with this one. It's a lot stronger than IP2.


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    Poll: Re: Best from the Dior Homme line

    DHP for performance, but it's not as well made as DHI. First release of DH is a masterpiece.


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  34. Re: creed silver mountain water smells like millesime imperial in drydown

    I used to like SMW because of the black currant and tea. Now all I get is a ton of screechy citrus and a generic musk dry down. Also, the ink accord is gone.


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  35. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    The vintage is way smoother and the iris transitions like butter into the cocoa vanilla almost cake like mid. It also projects and lasts quite a bit longer. The more you wear it the more you'll...
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    Re: Reformulation Venting Thread

    I recently tried Reflection Man (magnetic cap version) and was shocked at how poorly reformulated it was. I'm not sure how other Amouage fragrances have fared, but this one is awful now.
  37. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    I own the silver collar version and it's one of the best made fragrances I've ever smelled period. Everything about the scent is outstanding. Projects like crazy and lasts well over 10 + hours.The...
  38. Re: Creed Royal Mayfair Please Read!

    I'll be looking on the split boards for this one.
  39. Re: Quick and dirty: Which ADP: Colonia, Essenza or Oud

    I prefer Colonia, but Oud is also nice.
  40. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    We're all guilty of it especially accusing people of harassment or improper accusations. Sorry Neo, but you're anything but innocent in these threads so lets not dismiss our own behavior as...
  41. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    It's pretty obvious that you just want to show your enthusiasm and I think that we all appreciate that in any member new or old. Just don't take the comments personally and try to see both sides of...
  42. Re: CREED is king? Aventus and Royal Mayfair point to yes.

    The best advice I could give you is search this forum about Creed's history, vintage bottles, and the topic of Pierre Bourdon and Creed. That will give you a foundation and an idea about how some...
  43. Re: DHI wearers: do you ever get negative comments on it?

    I've always thought of it as more feminine than masculine, but I always get compliments when I wear it.


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    Re: If it only lasted

    I'll throw in a vote for Halston Amber Man. Within the first 10 minutes it's one of the best fragrances I've ever smelled. After those 10 minutes it quickly vanishes on skin and clothing.
  45. Poll: Re: What would be yours choice from the line of Costume National?

    Costume National Homme is awesome. Quality and blending is excellent as is projection and longevity.
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    Re: 2014 Green Irish Tweed

    I own a 2013 bottle and I noticed that it lasts longer than the other bottles I've owned. Unfortunately, I also think that they made it more violet leaf heavy in the opening and cut back on the...
  47. Re: Dipping my toe into the world of Amouage ...

    Amouage sample is some of the best you'll find. Reflection, Ciel, and Jubilation were easy to like IMO and fairly easy to wear. There's some really interesting and complex fragrances you can get...
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    Creed's monarchy marketing

    You can get GIT, VIW, MI, Himalaya testers 4 oz bottles for $109 shipped. Authentic grey market sellers. You can also message the seller and he or she provides a batch # before you buy. Recently...
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    Re: Creed's monarchy marketing

    I think once you come to the conclusion that everything Creed says about itself especially history and quality is fake or made up to the point of comedy, all you can do is have fun with it....
  50. Why don't fragrance houses exploit the public by making everything limited ed...

    If it's truly limited edition then each bottle should be numbered. I would think there would be issues with how long stores would actually sell this. Limited edition can also mean for a limited time...
  51. Re: Afnan supremacy silver... A clone of basenotes favourite fragrance

    I have a bottle of Silver Supremacy on its way. I originally thought it was a bit too pricey, but after testing it for awhile I get consistent projection and longevity along the same lines as...
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    Re: Who watches Hannibal on nbc?

    Love the series. I'm not sure what scent would fit Hannibal. His superior intellect and class are countered by his impulsiveness to give into his primal needs to..... *gulp*...feast. The ice pick...
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    Creed's monarchy marketing

    Creed perfumery was created the same year I was born which was 1975. I once proclaimed of being from royalty, but then my mother corrected me with the truth which was I'm just a royal pain in the...
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    Re: Creed's monarchy marketing

    Funny stuff. Wasn't Royal Water created for Princess Diana supposedly?


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  55. Re: Night time suggestions for South Florida native

    Lanvin Avante Garde, Burberry London, Fahrenheit, Dune, and Pure Havane work pretty well in high humidity.


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  56. Re: I wonder why Creed changed the sprayer on RM

    Probably a change for the better. The old sprayers always made the priming pump nose when you tried spraying them at an angle. Thirsty little devils.


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    Re: l'Humaniste - Beautiful, but....

    I had a hard time smelling this one also. Usually I become anosmic in the openings of very strong fragrances especially if they have bracing type citrus notes. While not strong the lemon does have a...
  58. Re: Fragrances for men similar to Aventus? But cheaper?

    Afnan Supremacy Silver, Cedrat Boise, Scent of Peace for Him, HTTP Bond.No.9, and Royal Vintage.


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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    Absolutely.


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    People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    He was responding to a person who said Creed CLEARLY uses higher quality materials because of its POPULARITY. That's the post that you responded to as him complaining. I could care less where you...
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    People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    The problem is that you have people who beat a dead horse about quality when they obviously have no facts to back it up. The poster you called out was stating this in his post. People can believe...
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    People who don't like Creeds Aventus

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    Re: Fahrenheit vintage

    It's a masterpiece. Vintage is hard to come by for sure.


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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    It's a why don't you like Aventus thread. If you don't like it then post in the Why I love Aventus thread. Matter of fact just stay out of Aventus threads altogether because in everyone arguments...
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    Re: I need a Pitmaster Scent!

    +1 for Lonestar Memories. Another one would be Thierry Mugler A*men Taste of Fragrance. It smells like gingerbread and chili pepper.
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    It's actually QA where the problem starts and ends. The QC department is more than likely the same people that run the marketing department at Creed.



    Elements such as controls, job...
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    Re: Yet Another Aventus Clone?

    Have you tried the Gold version?
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    Re: Yet Another Aventus Clone?

    Afnan Supremacy Silver EdP smells very very close to Aventus and lasts damn near as long. Projects very well. Only problem is it's hard to find. CDNI is a nice budget alternative, but doesn't last or...
  69. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    It's not that I like 100% consistently, it's that I want consistency at an acceptable level. If I buy a bottle of Aventus from 2011 I'd like to be able to spend my $350 and get something that smells...
  70. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    I think where we disagree is how much is due to the ingredients and how much is due to the tinkering of the formula. My view is that the ingredients have much less of an impact than the tinkering of...
  71. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    You mean the designer market style of Creed compositions. The only other style that I know of is the ambergris. Like I said in my post before..it's the degree to which they are altered. I do believe...
  72. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    My point is the degree of variation that Creed batches have. I can buy the natural ingredient theory to a certain degree. When you start making fragrances where the note pyramid is completely...
  73. Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    Which fragrances and why is it so noticeable in only some Creed fragrances?


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  74. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    Sorry, but I'm not buying that. There are a lot of large designer and niche houses that use natural ingredients and they don't have this issue. What I find funny is that Creed are the only ones that...
  75. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    Actually if Creed is saying that the inconsistency is because of "naturals" then it would be those not made in a lab so it would be 25%. The 25% of lab made synthetic naturals should be able to be...
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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I would consider Afnan Silver Supremacy an actual replacement due to its quality, potency, and EdP concentration. CDNI is more of an alternative. It does the job, just don't expect it to perform like...
  77. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    I agree . If it was a QC/QA problem it would have been fixed within the first few batches. I've always thought that Creed's intention was to have batch variations. When everyone else in the industry...
  78. Re: Aventus Batch variations : Here is the real (maybe not) explanation!

    Try 25% naturals. There's an analysis in the DIY thread and this is the number they came up with. Also, Royal Pineapple isn't a note.


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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    It's very hard to find. eBay is the only place I know where you can buy it.


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    Re: Club de Nuit Intense Man vs. Creed Aventus

    I agree with you on Silver Supremacy. It's extremely close to Aventus and I get fantastic performance out of it. I decided to spring for a full bottle. It has more of a vanilla base, but they...
  81. Re: Other than Fahrenheit, which 80's powerhouse is a must have in a collectors wardrobe?

    It is discontinued, but you can still get it on EBay. Awesome fragrance especially if you like Fahrenheit. It's pretty strong when gives it an 80's powerhouse type vibe.


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  82. Re: How many do you currently own from this list? Include samples as well!

    At some point in time I've owned a bottle of 42 on the list. Present time I own 7.
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    Re: People who don't like Creeds Aventus

    I'll do a pro and con comparison.

    Pro's:
    Creed did a great job creating the note pyramid of Aventus. It's fantastic.
    It's well blended and contains quality ingredients.
    It projects and lasts...
  84. Re: Other than Fahrenheit, which 80's powerhouse is a must have in a collectors wardrobe?

    Have you tried Fahrenheit Absolute?
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    Yeah, well, Top Ten for Summer - 2015

    1. Green Irish Tweed
    2. Millesime Imperial
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Mancera Cedrat Boise
    5. Dior Homme Sport 2012
    6. Fahrenheit
    7. Prada Infusion D'homme
    8. 4711
    9. Silver Mountain Water
    10. Aventus
  86. Re: I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    Read the thread about it. They're not half full. Lol.


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  87. Re: I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    They are probably returns. There's a serial number on the bubble wrap that matches the bottle. If you would by some small chance get a fake it's all done through PayPal.


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  88. Re: How much longevity do Axe body sprays have?

    The body washes or gels are actually really good. They smell much better than the actual sprays and don't leave a residue. Honestly, I wouldn't want an Axe product on my skin for more than a couple...
  89. Re: Most different reformulations, best and worst

    What's odd is the way they reformulated DHS. DH and DHI had a huge blast of high quality iris and DHS had almost none. Now DH and DHI have 1/4 of the amount and quality of iris and DHS 2012 has more...
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    Poll: Re: DHI or TdH Parfum ?

    Vintage DHI > DHI > TdHP = TdH Edt
  91. Re: fragrances with similar sillage and longevity to 1 million?

    Pretty much any Montale or Mancera.


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  92. Re: Most different reformulations, best and worst

    Most different : Aventus of course.
    Best : Dior Homme Intense.
    Worst: Tea for Two or Amouage Reflection Man.


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    Re: What is it about La Nuit de L'Homme?

    It has a lot of cardamom which I find in most cases women like this note. Another is the fact that it's sweet and has just the right amount of projection. Personally I can't stand wearing it so I...
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    CH Men Smells Exactly Like...

    I get absolutely zero similarities between these two.

    I could kind of see La Nuit.

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  95. Re: I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    You bet. I just do a search every couple of days. Also, prices fluctuate in their auctions. Make sure before you buy that you click on the sold amount. That same auction of GIT had one bottle sell...
  96. Re: I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    They say they're half full, but I've purchased over 10 bottles and all of them were 98% plus full. There's a thread about it on here and the responses to what they received is positive in every case....
  97. Re: I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    The key is to buy from power sellers or from sellers that have high feedback and deal in nothing but fragrances. Fragrancenet, parfum1, scented monkey, lily direct, target, overstock, etc, all have...
  98. Re: I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    Calvin from Brooklyn! These guys must be getting this dreck as soon as it comes off the boat.


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  99. I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    This is a basenotes member guys. I almost bought a bottle of Memoirs of a Trespasser off of him last month.


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  100. Re: I'm thinking there's going to be a lot of anger after this Ebay listing!

    I was thinking more along the lines of being heavily intoxicated.


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