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  1. Re: smelling your fragrance through to drydown

    Agreed. When testing/sampling to determine whether to pursue, sure I bring my beak closer to the application area but I've learned that getting too close is generally not a good reflection of how it...
  2. Re: What's the most uncommon large fragrance bottle you've ever owned or heard of?

    I've got a 460ml size of Equipage that looks similar to your pic but has a degree character where the "% vol" is. It also shows 15.5 fl. oz which I find a little odd (i.e. 460ml=15.33oz or...
  3. Re: Some clarification on Esenecia Loewe.

    Once upon a time I obtained Loewe pH from Perfume Country. They seem to have some Esencia ... Perfume Country
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    Re: Target selling Creed??

    Well it's been 2 weeks and no response from Target. Surprise, surprise.

    Has anyone ever heard from the discounters' / non-authorized sellers' side in such grey market scenarios?
  5. Re: Looking for something smokey for the cooler weather

    aha... does she have any older sisters? lol I could not agree more with her assessment.

    + Interlude, Black Afgano

    You might also want to try:
    Lonestar Memories
    Arso
    Fumidus (vetiver after...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 18, 2014

    I was thinking of smoking a nice cigar tonight out by the firepit... mmm, on second thought maybe I'll make it a pipe!



    For me:
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    Ambre Russe
  7. Re: Did I just botch my bottle of Green Irish Tweed by doing this?

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    BelAmi (day)
    M (night)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    BelAmi
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 15, 2014

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    BelAmi
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    BelAmi
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, September 13, 2014

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    BelAmi, vtg splash
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, September 12, 2014

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  14. Re: Layering a Rose with other masculines

    I've had some good experiences with Rose 31, Black Oud, and No. 88 paired up with a variety of oud oils. I like to apply the oils closer to the nose (e.g. clavicle, shoulder, back of the ear) with...
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    Re: Yor most worn scent, ever....

    Largely because way back when, I'd have only 1 or 2 atop the dresser at a time...probably Bowling Green or AdG or Polo Sport.
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    Re: Target selling Creed??

    I did this yesterday. Sent to both Target and Creed. Received the same response from Creed. Haven't heard back yet from Target. Will post both queries/responses when I hear back from Target.
  17. Re: "And the fragrances) I dislike the most are..."

    ... the ones that I did not do proper homework on, blind bought for a pretty penny, and are left stewing in my juices.

    Live & Learn :beer:
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    Re: Target selling Creed??

    As time goes by and I see no apparent attempts by the House of Creed to combat the brand deterioration that often comes along grey market distribution, I find it harder and harder to believe that...
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    Re: Molecule 01

    Don't know. I once went through a sample, thinking no great shakes. I had some IeS from Perfumer's Apprentice so I also did the homemade thing (not sure I mimicked the exact % concentration...
  20. Poll: Re: --------->Guys, do you follow gender classification with fragrances?

    D... while the pigeon-holing classification doesn't mean squat, I'm not all cavalier about the gender-associations issue.

    I let my nose determine whether it's something I'd want to wear and I've...
  21. Poll: Re: How many of you are "serious collectors?" POLL.

    I've been an accumulator of bottles (~500), samples & decants (~800), essential/fragrance oils, materials (~500), and my own mixes & adulterations (~700) over the last 1/2 dozen years, all primarliy...
  22. Poll: Re: Do you follow gender classification with fragrances?

    .......
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    Re: Very disappointed with PdM Herod

    Well said! I see a coin with 2 sides: on one side, references to the similars can be very helpful in assessing whether to pursue or avoid, depending on perspective of course; on the other, if...
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    Re: Very disappointed with PdM Herod

    I generally don't get along with osmanthus and the way that labdanum is used sometimes rubs me the wrong way. I see them in Herod's pyramid.
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    Re: Grey Flannel and Fahrenheit

    Yeah, what are you gonna do? One was intro'd in the mid 70s, the other in the late 80s. Both are/were widely available to the masses, physically and economically. How many formulation changes each...
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    When family members have shown interest, the discussion usually encompasses some of the gnarlier smells used in perfumery. I usually will have them smell Givaudian's Civet at full bore, then at 1%...
  27. Re: "S*%T Fragrance Heads Say"....Have you guys seen this yet?

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    Re: "And my top 5 rose scents is..."

    Right now, the first set...
    Black Aoud
    Paestum Rose
    Rose 31
    Decennial - Bois Bourbon
    Imaginary Authors - Bull’s Blood

    Sure, there's got to be a 2nd set...
    Iquitos
    Aramis 900
  29. Re: Some small (niche) brands you can recomend me worth checking out?

    Sonoma Scent Studio
    Imaginary Authors
    Slumberhouse
  30. Re: "If I was allowed to buy just one fragrance of these brands..."

    - Tom Ford Private Blend: TV
    - By Kilian: B2B
    - Creed: OV
    - Amouage: Tribute
    - Xerjoff: Zafar
    - Frederic Malle: MR
    - Profumum Roma: Santalum
    - Serge Lutens: MKK
    - Maison Francis Kurkdjian:...
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    Re: Mona di Orio - Les nombres d'or Oud

    No, I don't appreciate it. I like the smell of most pure oud oils I've smelled; I find none of it in this. Not certain what's responsible for my impression (perhaps the osmanthus) but I get an...
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    Re: Muelhens 4711 disappointment,

    Oh well, it is what it is.
  33. Re: What is your most worn fragrance according to your "Scent of the day"?

    Top 10 Worn - I've been pretty good at keeping track with SoTD feature for the last 2 to 3 years:
    Kiehl's Musk (37)
    Oudy Woody by Surrati (33)
    Yatagan (29)
    Kouros (20)
    1776 Russian Leather by...
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    Re: hermes equipage

    Perhaps this thread will shed some light?
  35. Re: FAHRENHEIT by Christian Dior: a 10- batches review (1993-2014)

    Interesting. Mine's from '06. Wore it recently and really noticed how well it does with summer's heat.
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    Re: Fragrance ratings by a visitor

    It's interesting to hear what others think even if they're simply traipsing through the topnotes. How many times have we all been given a :thumbdown: on something just applied and a resounding...
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    Re: Creed Aventus - Why am I hating it??

    Is fragrancenet an authorized Creed retailer? I suggest you give the Creed Boutique in New York a call [794 Madison Ave-(212) 439-7777]. Explain where you got your sample, your displeasure, your...
  38. Re: Anyone ever experience a fragrance going bad?

    Same here. I haven't stumbled across many that have passed the point of no return but when I do I eventually toss 'em. Usually it's a stages type exercise... 1. denial, 2. maybe it's just me, 3....
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    Re: What makes Green Valley green?

    I get black currant and a chalky dry vetiver. Sometimes that comes off a little green to me, other times not so much.
  40. Re: I'm looking for a fragrance that smells like beer

    Spilled beer and a cigarette packed ashtray also holding a discarded grape jolly rancher... That's what came to mind when I sampled Parfumerie Generale - Cuir Venenum 03
  41. Re: For Winter it's Fougere, while for Summer it's….

    Hey fellow wet-shaver! I got goofy into fragrances in my late 40s, have all you list and like them.

    For the heat of Summer, I like citrusy, spicy and the unabashedly masculine. Of what I own my...
  42. Re: Bond no 9 cracking down on internet sales??

    To my understanding, eBay has not yet felt the sharp end of the stick, so to speak, w/r/t litigation attempts to place more burden upon it to prevent the proliferation of fakes. Not in the U.S., at...
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    Re: Creed from Target stores???

    Sears too!

    C'mon now. MBA students will be studying Creed cases in years to come, no doubt... "Frag Biz Schizophrenia: How To Utterly Destroy Brand Value Through Diametrically Opposed Marketing...
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    Re: Classy Skanky Animalics

    Yeah... do this, pls!
  45. Re: Creed's store price vs online price : Whats up!?

    This is one of the most interesting aspects of the grey marketing issue to me at least. I assume that those retailers selling at or close to MSRP are those that are authorized retailers and/or under...
  46. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    Big Bang Theory - Season 1 Episode 3, The Fuzzy Boots Corollary, around 13 minutes in...

    Leonard:
    “How do I look?”
    Sheldon:
    “Could you be more specific?”
    Leonard:
    “Can you tell I’m...
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    Cottonwood

    I'm processing some cottonwood (felling, splitting, stacking for firewood) and the smell is quite barnyardy. I like it and want to capture it. I was thinking about simply putting some chips in a...
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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    Caviar.

    All kinds at all prices... available at Costco even.

    Do some people eat it before or instead of paying their electric or heating bills? Maybe, but that's aberrant behavior. I'm not...
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    Poll: Re: How Do You Buy Your Fragrances ?

    Whippin' out my great big spreadsheet I see the following purchasing for > 400 items:
    10% were either direct or full retail, online or brick & mortar (NM, Macy's, Lucky Scent, Aedes, MinNY, Chanel,...
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    Re: Versace Green Jeans

    I also got Green Jeans and Pino Silvestre at around the same time yet much prefer PS as the italian herb sensation (mint/oregano?) goes a little too far in GJ and it just doesn't wear well on me. To...
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    Re: is fragrance a luxury good?

    Absolutely it is. Why would anyone ever speak in terms of luxury goods or items unless they were speaking in terms consistent with the currently used economics definition of the term?... That is, a...
  52. Re: So Le Labo swears that their fragrances only last 2 years (if stored correctly) before turning b

    I can see why they do this but have no idea whether 1, 3, 10 or however many years would be most appropriate. It's commonly agreed that natural citrus notes are among the first to go, but how soon...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    This thread continues to offend me and I intend on going through the proper channels to get it taken down. I’d be quite surprised if BN wishes to be associated with such content. If it is, I'll...
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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

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    Re: L'Oreal - Ruthless Dirty Tricks

    ..............
  56. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Hard Leather/Amouage/Armani Privé/Tom Ford Private Blend/+

    I'm good for 1 slot each for:
    Interlude Man
    Blackbird
    LM Hard Leather

    p.s. any designs on R.D.'s fetish?
  57. Sticky: Re: Don't Add Water, Glycerin or Jojoba to Alcoholic Perfumes

    When I first started mixing for myself, I used both jojoba and glycerine with the intent of producing more of an oil application than spray. Bad results. Aside from the aforementioned solubility...
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    Re: Best way to use a 1ml sample?

    Through my journey I've taken notes when I've sampled in the form of a short email to myself. I often update the email down the road if I should happen to sample test again. A few times upon...
  59. Re: How long does 2.5 OZ cologne last for you guys?

    8 months, 1 week, and 3 days.

    hehe

    Seriously, it largely depends upon the sprayer. Assuming 10 sprays per ml... then 2.5oz X 30ml X 10sprays / # of sprays per day = 250days.

    You might find...
  60. Re: Top 5 fav. current fragrances in rotation

    From the SOTD feature...I've worn Or Black, Montana Parfum d'Homme, and Jules 3 times each within the last month; YSL pH, Leather Oud, Montecristo (remik split, thank you sir!), Bull's Blood, 3rd...
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    Re: Bvlgari Man in Black - New Release 2014

    After thinking about this for a second I'd have to say that I care (sometime).

    Take Kouros, for example. I give it 5/5 stars and I've really dug it for years, but I couldn't tell you a damn...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Hey Johnnyacl,

    I'm certain I've been misunderstood.

    I'm not suggesting you do away with these threads. To the contrary, I'm suggesting you cut & paste your reviews from these threads to the...
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    Re: Creamy Sandalwood Fragrance ?

    To my nose MPG's Santal Noble tops the heap and could possibly be scored for around $80. Smooth.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black To Be Discontinued.

    One of my earliest favorites that I'd of had no idea of if it wasn't for BN. I'll be missing the hockey puck!
  65. Re: Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese and Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense

    Agreed. Arso also has the conifer thing going which I don't get any of with Bois d'Ascese. And yeah, funny to think, but compared to SSS, I guess Arso could be considered trebly, comparatively at...
  66. Re: Naomi Goodsir Bois d'Ascese and Sonoma Scent Studio Fireside Intense

    Sample notes to self:

    SSS - Fireside Intense.
    Sampled 8/1/11.
    Guaiacwood, cedar, sandalwood, agarwood, birch tar, cade, leather, oakmoss, castoreum, ambergris.
    One of if not the best from sss...
  67. Re: Azzaro Visit? Opinions of currrent basenoters are needed!

    I blind-bought a 100ml bottle for just <$30 sometime ago and still think it's great; I rate it 4/5 stars relative to the other hundreds of bottles in my inventory. I get:
    - no curry sensation, but...
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    Re: Niche Fragrance Testing Pt. 4!

    Wow Johnny, you've obviously spent some time with all these reviews!

    I can't believe you're not writing these up in the reviews area of BN... afterall, that's why it's there. Centralized,...
  69. Re: Any high quality gourmands recently released?

    While it wasn't exactly released recently (i.e. 2005) Cuir Beluga might fit the bill nicely. I get a nice vanilla w/ subtle almond/amaretto in a nutshell.
  70. Re: I have a fragrance per season EXCEPT Spring. Help!

    + OV
    Houbigant - Fougere Royale (re-issue)
    Loewe pH
  71. Re: Fragrance ideas to layer with iso e super?!

    I made a homemade batch many months ago (>15%) and quite honestly did not find anything to layer it with that I'd consider an enhancement. To the contrary, as I've spent more time with it I've...
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    Re: Best of the best of the 80's

    I own the following from the 80s and rate them relative to each other via 5 stars, 4, etc. The ones I wore back then are boldfaced.


    *****
    Azzaro pH (1978) / Bel Ami (1986) / Davidoff...
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    Re: I like Citrus and Musk.

    I wore this yesterday, saw this thread today, and came in to say just this.
    edit: the cedarwood is apparent too, fyi.
  74. Re: "Official" Mugler - Pure Wood reviews thread

    There outta be a law. Good thing Top Note Tourists can be seen from a mile away!
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    Re: Tobacco in Ambre Russe?

    Yes. Even though it is not in any pyramids I've seen, I get the same tobacco note in Ambre Russe that I get in Sonoma Scent Studio - Tabac Aurea which, according to the perfumer, is very much about...
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    Re: Lubin- Korrigan EDP

    Korrigan Notes: Juniper berry, saffron, cognac, Lavender, ambrette, whiskey, Cedar, oudh, leather, vetiver, musk

    With these notes and my affinity for Idole, expectations were sky-hgh. What I got...
  77. Re: Are fragrances slowly being removed from society?

    ^^^ Agreed. And it also means that the progressive-minded will gain in making society as civil as possible. Inching towards some vision of utopia, where no minority group is oppressed,...
  78. Thread: Score!

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    Re: Score!

    Quick... go play the Lotto!
  79. Re: [USA] Creed Royal Exclusives / Cuir Ottoman / Parfums MDCI / Frederick Malle / Profumum Roma / m

    I'm good for 40ml please and thank you!
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    Re: I'm done with Bond No. 9

    I can only imagine what drives this odd commercial behavior. Perhaps it's paranoia re grey marketing of its goods? And it seems they've not been able to control the ebay sellers that have been...
  81. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Paco Rabanne, Lubin, and Nina Ricci

    Wowie, a masterpiece! Good for Lubin!

    I did not get enough ooooomph out of any of the trio akkad/galaad/korrigan and was frankly disappointed. Wearing Idole right now and was hoping that...
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    Re: You get one....

    1. Amber -- Elsha 1776
    2. Vanilla -- Opium pH edp
    3. Oud -- Surrati - Dehn el Oudh Malaki
    4. Leather -- Bel Ami
    5. Gourmand -- Réglisse Noire for its black licorice charm
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    Re: Anyone apply fragrances to their ribs?

    Always spray to the chest / ribs / navel, especially with summer / citrus frags. At least a dozen zaps. Kinda surprised there's any controversy with what the SA said, to be honest.
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    Re: Purchasing Ideas

    7/11 is my Mum's b-day too. She's probably got a few years on you though. Anyway, I spent much of that day with her and remember wearing some Villoresi - Uomo. So, yeah, get that one!
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    Re: Save On Scents

    Yep, but I probably won't be of much help.

    A few years back, while I was accumulating essential oils, fragrance oils, etc. from several vendors, on a lark with an order from SoS I got M7, Old...
  86. Re: Spotting fakes, Rive Gauche pour Homme specifically

    Numbers/codes are often scratched off of product before it is distributed into the grey market in order to make it difficult for those with an incentive to minimize grey marketing of product from...
  87. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    Do you have any credible evidence to support this?
  88. Re: LIDGE new bottle design or manufacturing defect?

    29546

    Holy sheepshit Batman!
    What ever happened to critical reasoning... or learning a bit of it?
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    Re: Original Burberrys Help

    I have all three as well as Derby.

    '81
    29543I get artemisia, juniper, herbal bomb, pepper, mossy, and leathery. Dry. Macassar/Eucris like. I'd not be suprised if those disliking Aramis also...
  90. Re: What's your favorite Penhaligon Scent for Summer ?

    + Castile
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    Re: Lavender+Lemon fragrances?

    Le 3` Homme de Caron.
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    I prefer Cartier - Declaration. Don't bother if you are no fan of cumin.
  93. Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    ....
  94. Re: Deeper fragrance with touch of aquatic feel

    R (1995) by Révillon, perhaps.
  95. Re: When does fragrance marketing go too far?

    In all seriousness... probably when claims are made of: (1) 'all natural' when not the case; (2) a geographical region, e.g. french perfume, when actually made elsewhere; and (3) performance claims,...
  96. Thread: Ozium

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    Ozium

    I've got plenty of citrus, but have yet to come across something with such a high pitch. For those that like it, are there any fragrance ringers out there for Ozium?
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    Re: Chicago shopping/ business trip

    I'd also recommend Hermes (right next to Barney's) and a second on Merz.
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    Re: L'Occitane Ambre & Santal

    I'll make the call first to ensure they've got it (Oak Brook, IL) but THIS sounds worth a trip to the mall soon and I hate malls.

    Curious... what's it similar to? Is it a creamy sandlewood?
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    Don't think sexy when I reach for these, nevertheless:
    JIcky
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Ungaro II
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    4711 from the fridge.
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