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  1. Re: "Guernisia" perfumes -- anyone ever heard of them?

    Thanks. I pieced it together from myriad sources, connecting quite a few dots along the way. Poor Gordon didn’t have an easy life, but he seems to have been a noble fellow. But was he a deft...
  2. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    You’re welcome again! I hope you enjoy it when you get a chance to try it! Meanwhile, stay safe.
  3. Re: Let’s be honest- who’s using their stimulus for that fragrance you’ve been wanting

    I'm still working and basically fine fiscally, but my plumber just hit me with a $20K+ bill, so I'm thinking any stimulus money I get goes to him.
  4. Thread: Avatar Size

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    Larger avatars are only available to BNPlus members. I think I joined for the sake of my cat.
  5. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Thanks! I think my wardrobe of mostly vintage masculines is shaping up pretty well—not that anyone outside my house will smell that before Christmas. (Of 2020, I hope.) Maybe it's better that way.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It's arrived, so maybe tomorrow!
  7. Re: an addendum to Marand75's COVID 19 package post:

    I’m not blaming the GOP, I’m just acknowledging that they’re in political power and are unlikely to let the USPS fail at this time.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Boss, aka Boss Number One
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    Re: Tip: for removing scents

    That’s why we try not to make the dino sore.
  10. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    As of this posting:
    Houbigant Fougère Royal EDC
    Bourjois Masculin
    Weil pour Homme
    Alain Delon
    Miss Dior parfum
    Chaz
    Burberrys for Men
    Yardley Black Label
    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian &...
  11. Re: an addendum to Marand75's COVID 19 package post:

    As would I: but then, this entire pandemic has consisted of almost everyone being very, very surprised.
  12. Re: an addendum to Marand75's COVID 19 package post:

    Amazon should step in, but it doesn’t seem like Bezos to do that. Not to mention his animosity for Trump. I have my doubts.
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    It’s really the EU, not the IFRA; and while it’s possible that, in the wake of the economic hit from COVID-19, they’ll ease the restrictions to boost commerce, it’s a long shot.
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    Re: Tip: for removing scents

    Other people use T Rex to remove sandpaper.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    About $300 for a sealed 4oz vintage parfum. Compare to $350/oz new at Neiman Marcus. By premium perfume standards, it was a steal.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    No sticker, but a bit of detective work based on the label design suggests 1980s. So, not deep vintage, but more than deep enough.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th April, 2020

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    Lalique pour Homme: Equus. One of the better takes on the woody aromachemical thing that I've tried, thanks to a tasteful blend of bergamot, juniper, and violet leaf. An absolute steal, too.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    …by Tabac Blond standards.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Well, it wasn't exactly free, but by Tabac Blond standards…
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I have no idea who she's talking about.
  21. Re: "Guernisia" perfumes -- anyone ever heard of them?

    Only in the sense that I have access to the Interwebs.
  22. Re: "Guernisia" perfumes -- anyone ever heard of them?

    Thanks: another silver lining to self-isolation. And I’m virtually certain “Guernesia” is a reference to Guernsey.

    More sleuthing:

    Amos Gordon Morum was born in Bromley in 1893. He apprenticed...
  23. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Beats buying a small bottle of Derby for a large fortune.

    Congrats!
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    Re: Tip: for removing scents

    If it weren't in such short supply, I'd suggest adding hand sanitizer to the regimen, as alcohol is the solvent used for most oil-based perfumes.

    Ah, I see GWM has beat me to it!
  25. Re: "Guernisia" perfumes -- anyone ever heard of them?

    Although the perfumes were sold in the UK, I can’t find any mention of a Belvidere Pharmacy there. You might try contacting Belvidere Pharmacy of NJ (the one you found, now a compounding pharmacy),...
  26. Re: an addendum to Marand75's COVID 19 package post:

    Looking at it another way, USPS desperately needs the business, so it might be a good time to step it up.

    Also, I doubt the GOP wants to let USPS go under in an election year.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    So you’re the other guy who has this.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    …all of which is why it doesn’t appeal to me on paper.


    I am amongst them. I imagine you’ll be trying it sooner rather than later.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Then I won't belabor it. Aside from their relative youth, they both look to be more gourmand-ish than I generally like. I think I might spring for some gold-cap Héritage EDT, though.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It looks good. I'll be interested in your thoughts.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    My from-the-hip review is it's like a patchouli eau de cologne: very clean, very nice, very unisex so long as you don't have an aversion to mild florals. Your mileage may vary.
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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    I may be wrong, but I don't think they make nips anymore, in which case they'd all be vintage. They serve as a relatively inexpensive way to try certain vintage fragrances.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Completely. It smells consistently amazing and my wife is now a total Mitsouko-head. Despite the confusing info about where it was shipping from, it came from Morocco. Seller did themselves a...
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    Just FYI, I’ve done a lot of international business on eBay, and never once been scammed. That includes fragrance purchases from Russia, Morocco (vintage Mitsouko, no less), Eastern and Western...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    After yesterday's haul, I promised myself I wasn't going to buy anything today.

    Then this happened.

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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    I couldn't find one. Best I came up with was a mini in a box. Like you, I'm having doubts they ever existed, though the marketing campaign naturally implies they were a bigger deal than it seems they...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lots of great ones today! I went with this as a special request from the Mrs.:

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    Clinique Aromatics Elixer
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks. I had a feeling you’d clock the vintage Burberrys. :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Cool. Now, if only I could find some Woto.
  40. Re: How to freshen clothing after cooking or after going out to the restaurant?

    I guess you never cook.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks. I got the bug for it from the "Greatest Lime" thread, where Diddy and Darvant discussed it about a year ago. It will be interesting to compare it to Crown Perfumery's Spiced Limes, the only...
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    Re: Feminism and Perfume.

    I have personal reasons for loving this, but as a feminist statement c.1979…maybe not.
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    Re: Blind Sampling - Obscure Perfumes !

    I'm definitely going to enjoy following this, but strictly as a spectator. I have too many bottles and sample of my own to parse, and hopes for a robust upcoming vintage swap & sync to complicate...
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    Re: Muelhen's Men's Classic

    The way you describe it makes me want to get some. :)

    Enjoy!
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    I was thinking either/or, but of course I should try both, and Heritage, too. I've been dismissive of Guerlinade on the basis of Habit Rouge, but it seems that was premature.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Very nice. Mrs. S. has a bottle of C&E Sandalwood that she hadn't realized was considered so desirable on BN (or, as I now call it, "Nosebook").
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    It was an acquisitive day. From the ridiculous to the sublime (or just lime):

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    And, for the divine Mrs. S.:

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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    I'll try not to inhale straight out of the nozzle.

    Yeah, Tenéré seems to be around in reasonable quantity, suggesting that Paco Rabanne projected greater success for it than they had. Good...
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    Re: Vintage Nip-a-palooza

    Etsy dealer GrandmasTopDrawer is selling this amusing PR letter from Lanier, dated December 3, 1952:

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    My favorite part: "We have been told that this exotic fragrance, 'folie de...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Paco Rabanne Tenéré. One of a number of scents that got on my radar thanks to ZC, and I'm enjoying this more than I thought I might. Silly me, buying only a 1 oz. bottle.
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    Re: Vintage Guerlain

    It took her a minute, but Mrs. S. has fallen hard for vintage Mitsouko, and she’s also having quite the fling with L’Heure Bleue. She’s now feeling the urge to explore (or, in some cases, rediscover)...
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    Re: late 18th century shagreen etui

    Very nice! The best known of these is probably the one Caron used for Nuit de Noël. I think the early ones were real shagreen; later ones were printed.

    I love the look and texture of real...
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    Re: Muelhen's Men's Classic

    I bought this because at the time it popped up a lot in discussions of great, under-the-radar, inexpensive vintage masculines. I’m pretty sure I oversprayed the first time, and got an overload of...
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    Re: Coriandre - Jean Couturier

    Maybe his wife is chic and disturbing. I know mine is.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Well, when you're graduating doctors, you kind of have to take pandemic conditions seriously. She's disappointed, but in the big picture, this is the smallest of all the world's problems. So, I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    We would both be totally down for that. I have recently promised her that, when this is all over, we will go to Versailles and visit the Osmothèque. Your suggestion sounds more economical.

    Unless...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thank you, sir! I've almost caught up: only 4,739 fragrances to go…
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Crop the photo even a minuscule amount before uploading, and it won't rotate. Nobody knows why—or, if they do, they ain't tellin'.

    Mrs. S. feels the same way about Scandal extrait as Mr. L., so...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I can't let you and Badarun have all the fun.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks, will do! This is a completely different fragrance, launched c.1953. I also have a bottle of the original Eau de Lanvin that I haven't yet nosed, so I'll have a few things to compare and...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Yeah, there's nothin' like the ol' hammer and chisel!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I think I'll be able to tell better when it arrives. :)

    Meanwhile, picked up this (which has also not yet arrived):

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    I felt like I'd waited long enough to pull the trigger on a bottle...
  63. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    That is both a reasonable approach and a shared hope. Just understand that "relatively quickly" in the context of vaccine development is still a year or more away. We may have to play fast and loose...
  64. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Fauci's statement today: "We still need to do the definitive studies to determine whether any intervention, not just this one, is truly safe and effective. But when you don’t have that information,...
  65. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    That's not what viruses generally do, and certainly not what the antibiotic is for. Viral pneumonia, and the treatments for it, compromise the body's immune system, opening the floodgates for...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    Jolie Madame
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Me, too.

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Not mine: Mrs. S. did her undergrad work (degrees in biological science and music) at USC. Next month, she gets her PharmD from Western University of Health Sciences. Unfortunately, the pandemic...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

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    The other Lanvin for Men.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

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    This is a wisteria vine growing in my backyard. I've got a slightly different one that blooms on a different schedule. They help to stave off depression about the state of the world.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Ha! Awesome! Don't think I've even seen that one yet, apart from your bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd April, 2020

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    Geo. F. Trumper Eucris EDP.

    People have been asking whether this still has oakmoss, and, if so, how much, and then how does Trumper still sell it with the latest EU regulations?

    I...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Well, I now have a bottle of King’s Men Thistle & Plaid en route, along with two other King’s Men scents. Have you tried the others?
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Maybe they just approved the idea of hybrid-cloning Tom Ford without actually smelling it. Or, you know, “we don’t like it, but it sells when he does it, so…”
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Good to know! They don’t list ingredients, so it doesn’t address the moss question, but it’s notable that it’s at multiple retailers in the US.

    I’m going to wear it today.

    NOTE: For the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Yes.

    And, if you’re Jacques Fath, grey.
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    So far as I know. I've never purchased from them.





    There, I can't help you.
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    Re: Fragrance Tshirts

    https://www.redbubble.com/i/t-shirt/Fraghead-T-Shirt-by-TJMNUT/24996589.FB110
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    I don't think regulations had anything to do with the 2017 reboot of Eau Sauvage Parfum. My understanding is they decided to bring it closer to the original. I have not yet tried ESP 2017, so I have...
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    Re: fragranticas new pictures for notes

    Fragrantica has good information and good people, but it looks like it was designed by a blind person with a grudge against sighted people. So, I just ignore all the graphic elements and stick to the...
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    Re: Flankers That Far Surpass The Original

    Not nearly as good as the original Eau Sauvage in my book. Certainly not more successful, given that it was reformulated soon thereafter.
  82. Re: The Exquisite & Unique accord of notes in Hammam Bouquet: Top to middle notes

    I went looking for that info and turned up a BN post that said, if the Hammam Bouquet box says "Eau de Toilette" on the base (below the line) as opposed to the top (just above the line), it predates...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    Mine predates the latest round of regulations, so it's probably also loaded, but I still haven't worn it. Maybe tomorrow. I don't think it would tell us how 2020 bottles are formulated. It's not like...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Somehow, the date escaped me, but I was wondering about the Patou logo. D'oh! You should have tried to sell it to me. Great story, though!
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    The widely-available EDT now contains tree moss instead of oakmoss.

    Last I checked, UK sellers won't ship the EDP to the US, save for Face & Co.—via eBay and its own site—which lists the...
  86. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Not everyone likes GIT.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Another nod to Sniffman's collection of mid-cen esoterica:

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    Sure, but that's damning with faint praise. When I gave it a test-drive, my conclusion was that it was fine, but nothing I'd spend money on. (I felt similarly about Platinum Égoïste.) It wouldn't...
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    Re: Question about oakmoss fragrances

    FYI: Ireland is a member of the EU and subject to its regulations. If Fragrances of Ireland weren't an IFRA member, then it couldn't distribute its products in the EU. The current posted ingredients...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

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    MAC Shadescents: My Heroine

    Is it vintage? It was issued in 2016; but then again, it's discontinued. So, kinda sorta. Anyway, I'm vintage, so I'll put it here.

    Brooks Otterlake...
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    Re: Best tobacco fragrance

    Wearing it today, and find this description so completely on target, I will probably quote it in my SOTD entry. Not sure whether I can call it "vintage," given that it's from 2016 on the one hand and...
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    BTW, my workaround for the Directory home page issue is to go to my wardrobe page and search from there.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    This seems to be somewhat platform-dependent. On Mac desktop with Safari, almost no problems here. On iPhone with Safari, many problems, but switching to Chrome resolves them.

    The one oddity I...
  94. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    Then I’m a terrible, terrible person.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Jeanette Duran is new to me. What’s l’Envie about?
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    Re: Dior Oud Rosewood 2020 Discussion

    I hope the fragrance is better composed than the ad copy.
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    Re: Today I Didn't Buy

    Were you seriously considering it?
  98. Re: The Holy Grail...Is there 'really' such a thing as a fragrance that 'everyone' likes & nobody ha

    As used by the OP, the “grail” would be for perfume companies rather than for consumers. I don’t want to wear something everyone likes, but I’d love to be able to sell it.
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    (Duplicate post: please ignore.)
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    Re: Recommendations for similar vibe to....

    Sure, Tsar made it into my collection because it “ticked the right boxes,” and regardless of my feeling about it, it has plenty of fans. And Paco Rabanne is an obvious one. Aero should try both.
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