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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Okay, so I recreated the OP for the third time... now let's see if I can insert a screensnip of the popup that I get when I try to edit. Using the advanced editor to insert a JPG capture should be...
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    What the $%*&??? I just tried to edit my OP, and the whole thing disappeared!! Jeez, now I have to recreate the whole thing again??
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    Re: New glitches when posting/editing

    Oh yeah, I forgot to add that problem to my OP. Whenever I choose "reply with quote", the post window has no quoted text in it.
  4. Thread: Haircut!

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    Re: Haircut!

    Cannabis: The New Gold Rush.
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    Re: Dark-ish/Gourmand-ish Fig Fragrances

    Are y'all intending to describe a truffle as in a fungus, or truffle as in chocolate candy?
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    New glitches when posting/editing

    In addition to the Captcha issues listed in this thread....
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468643-Captcha-bot-check-for-mobile-device-users
    ...I'm having several other problems posting today.

    ...
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    I just switched my Firefox to NOT private browsing, cleared all caches, checked that Firefox was up to date...

    and I still get Captchas when posting. I also have a new glitch when editing. I'm...
  8. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    ...and then having a mental blackout and eating an entire gallon of ice cream in a single day?

    I think we understand.
  9. Re: What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    Well that was certainly helpful. Thank you, sables!
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    I'm using those same two. But it just occurred to me that I'm usually using "private browsing mode". I'll check to see if it also happens in normal mode.

    I've also had a new glitch starting...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Many condolences to you, Shycat, and many blessings on you for being there to support your friend.

    It looks like we're getting a little heat break with a rainstorm and temperatures finally below...
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    Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    Amen. I'm getting captchas at weird, unpredictable times. Just now I had to go through three captcha puzzles just to send a PM. And it seems to demand one every time I use 'advanced' editing on a...
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    Re: Flash Meetup - Osswalds

    That's impressive, especially since Osswald doesn't even carry the Rogue line -- at least, it's not listed on Osswald's website.



    I hope you let him know that he's been missed around here.
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    Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder?
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    Bingo!
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    Kotori, I've now tried the PHD and Timeless lines from Living Proof, and I was really disappointed by the PHD. It left my hair really dull and shine-free, though it did feel soft and well...
  17. What's the correct way to pronounce "Knize"?

    I heard someone pronounce it as "Neet-suh" the other day and realized I've never known the proper way to say it.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I think I'm going to download this entire thread and run a wordcounter on it to see how many times the word "Polo" appears.
  19. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    I always admired that method when you practiced it, and kept thinking I would employ it myself. Maybe I should start with the autumn equinox in September.
  20. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    And I thought you were made of sterner stuff. :)

    Just one more week to go! Now that the tremors and other withdrawal symptoms have subsided, I'm feeling pretty good about this and may just...
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  22. Re: Opinions on Roja Dove Enigma Pour Femme perfume?

    Spoken like a true diplomat.

    :)
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    Re: Scent in Dial Marula Oil body wash

    I think I'll have to try it too. Out of 37 reviews on the Walgreens site, almost every one of them mentions the fantastic smell of it before they mention its cleaninsing or moisturizing.
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    Roma by Biagiotti?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    The produce manager at my favorite supermarket wears that, and I always make some excuse to converse with him just so I can sniff him. It smells so good that I'm thinking he has an old bottle. It's...
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    Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    It was wonderful. I first met it in the late '70s on a tres chic friend who wore only Halston and Bal a Versailles scents, and who was the first person I ever knew to wear vintage fashions from the...
  27. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    This list has my head spinning. I consider myself a vetiver fan, but now I despair of ever trying them all.

    Also, a +1 to Nastka's mention of Vert by Bruno Acampora. A masterful scent. (I only...
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    I hope you're not doing that in public.

    Linden sounds so up my alley that I'm going to have to give it a try. I effing love tomato stem, more than tomato leaf. It's my favorite thing about...
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    Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    I, um, "procured" a copy of the 2019 doc and watched it last night. It was pretty informative, but the production values are terrible and the framing device is kind of juvenile (a low-level...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I sometimes did not actually wear the fragrance I listed in the SOTD thread. I just felt like giving it a pat on the head.
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    Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    I think this is the one Bonnette is thinking of. Now I want to see both of them!

    Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston (2012)
    https://www.allmovie.com/movie/ultrasuede-in-search-of-halston-v514329
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    Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    Been wanting to see this, thanks for the memo!
  33. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    I just ran a search in the fragrances category for a scent that always has a lot of used bottles (Cabochard), and the option to tick the "used" box still appears in the left-hand menu of filters. ...
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    Re: Cosmetic surgery/procedures

    Holy moley, is that really Thierry Mugler? Never seen him before. But why would he have his nose made bigger and wider?

    ...aaaand here's the NSFW version:
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  35. Re: PSA: eBay has REMOVED the option to list USED fragrances. Uh oh..

    What's next -- no used clothing sales because some moron isn't going to wash it before they wear it, catch smallpox from it and sue eBay?
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Haha -- time to have that very uncomfortable conversation with your parents?
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    31 Rue Cambon?

    [Cook.bot: Grumbling, but still playing the game.]
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    Re: Cosmetic surgery/procedures

    Deeply regretting Googling that.



    Nothing good.
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    May I be the buzzkill here who points out that this is in no way a group synchronizing of fragrances?

    I mean, I understand the appeal of a perfume puzzle game, but by no definition does it...
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Same here.

    Plus I have to waste an additional two minutes agonizing over whether or not an overpass constitutes a bridge. Or distinguishing a streetlight from a traffic light. <sigh>
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

    Hurrah! And also R.I.P., since it's discontinued.

    107536
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    I have no idea what this means:

    08-23-19 - Fragrance Game: Fragrance Themed Hangman!(3b)

    Can anyone enlighten me?
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    Re: Latest Jacques Bogart - Santana Bay!

    Pineapple and cardamom?!? Please, somebody try this and report back!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    I don't get this.

    Is it a Midwest thing?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I'll take a dollop of crème fraîche on the side, please.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Balmain de Balmain (1998)

    Haven't worn this in a long time and I'd forgotten how retro-French it is. Oooh-la-la. Ultra-dry green chypre, smells more homme than femme to me these days.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Easyfish just reminded me that I haven't worn my Balmain de Balmain for a at least a couple of years, so I'll break that out for a quiet day at home. Can never have enough dry green chypres.
    ...
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Oh, I don't think you're alone in that. It's divisive for sure, especially if you're at all cumin-averse. Same with Cartier's Declaration.
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Nope, Eau de Patou. The "male" one -- with the blue cap!

    Well, okay... the "alleged" male one. :)
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    A challenge! Hear that, ladies?
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    Re: Antique store Caron Pour Un Homme

    There are two Caron bottles on the shelf above the Pour un Homme: one is Fleurs de Rocaille and the one to its left looks like it could be Bellodgia. If those are for real, they would be worth...
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    Sure I do! Most prominently:

    Eau d'Hermes
    Eau Sauvage
    Eau de Patou
    Aramis Havana
    Romeo Gigli Sud Est
    Declaration (and flankers)
    Halston Z-14
    Guerlain Vetiver (in fact, lots of male...
  53. Re: Your Top 3 popular fragrances that you just don't like

    Me too! I could have sworn I'd read positive notes from ZC on Aventus and Kouros.
  54. Re: which jasmine do you personally prefer, Diorella or Samsara?

    Ditto. I've never heard anyone refer to Diorella as a jasmine scent.



    Double ditto!
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    Why is this poll thread no longer visible? Did it get taken down, or is the link just broken?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 18th August, 2019

    Simply breathtaking bottle, Jon. I hope you got that hat to go with it. I might covet that more than I do the parfum.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    It's supposed to stay below 90 degrees here today! I'm celebrating with lavish lashings of the modern Guerlain Vetiver.

    Hello, perfume. I've missed you.

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  58. Re: New found respect for current version guerlain vetiver

    Excellent review, J_Luna. I bought a 200ml of the current version dark green cap, and couldn't agree more with you. A captivating, comforting fragrance that's appropriate in virtually any situation.
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    I think people often confuse coriander with cardamom. I know I did for a long time, in food as well as in perfumes.
  60. Thread: No-Buy August

    by Cook.bot
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    Re: No-Buy August

    And it's all downhill from here, podnah -- we passed the midpoint!

    Are your knuckles white? Mine are looking a little pasty.
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    Thanks to Grayspoole, this week's sync requires no thought at all for me:

    Cocktail by Jean Patou

    The 1980's EDT resurrection of the 1930's original. A zillion-floral mashup that isn't to my...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Sorry, not mine to purvey.

    Do you know anything about it?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Have any of you ever seen a Caron PUH bottle like this? A friend of mine has it, and thinks it belonged to her grandfather.

    It's a 15ml ampule. If it's really a 77% concentration, that would be...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Yeah, me too! I've had some that were like face powder sponges. Very disappointing.
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    Oh, so you think all the labels are shiny gold? If so, I've missed out on a couple of bargains! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Too hot for perfumes again... just some vintage Faberge Woodhue bath powder after a cool shower.

    107187
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks, guys. Both helpful, though neither explained "why". I guess we owe the 'degrees' nomenclature to a French chemist named Gay-Lussac.

    I did learn something interesting about alcohol by...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Can anyone tell me why alcohol concentration is shown in degrees rather than in percentages?

    (I'm too lazy to start a new thread.)
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    Re: Jaïpur Pure Parfum question

    Wow, that's really lovely, Alan. Do report back on how it smells and how your wife likes it.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    ...while your Bel Ami sits by the telephone, waiting for your call....
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Thanks, both of you! I'll start scouting. Since a decant would be scarce due to the Chanel police, I would venture a blind buy since reselling sounds like it would be easy.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Do you guys think that a female who loves the greener side of Chanel scents could wear the vintage Pour Monsieur? I'm thinking I need to sample it.

    And are the vintage prices outrageous?
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    Bavard, I never thought about the G3 relationship to Ivoire before, and Ivoire is one of my favorites, so now I'll have to compare them.



    Interesting point, Cacio. I adore G3 in vintage,...
  74. Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    I smell a restraining order in the works.
  75. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    Spoken like a man who anticipates needing to wiggle out of something. :)
  76. Re: The Attar thread for attars that are not necessarily middle Eastern

    Love the oils from Bruno Acampora, all done in an Italianate style and with incomparable packaging. Especially Vert, Iranzol, Azzuro di Capri, and Courser.
    ...
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    ^^^ I'm obligated by Basenotes law to re-emphasize this every time Vaninger is mentioned.
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    Re: YouTube Fragrance reviews

    That seems to be true of not just perfume reviewers, but reviewers of all kinds of personal care products. I blame the proliferation of media stories about "influencers" who earn $50k+ per month...
  79. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    Yeah, I wasn't aiming that specifically at Brooks and his Herrera. (Although, since he's the OP here, I guess I could.) I just meant all of us here generally have an akratic tendency. It certainly...
  80. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    There's a word for our illness!

    akratic

    PRONUNCIATION:
    (uh-KRAT-ik)

    MEANING:
    adjective: Characterized by weakness of will that results in acting contrary to one’s better judgment.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Someone really needs to create a Sticky about this on Tech Forum. Not a week goes by without somebody asking for help with this problem!

    (And I can't do it because I don't post from a phone.)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Too hot for perfumes here again... ~100F degrees all this coming week.

    Going for the mid-day vintage cool shower relief today with some old Jean Nate (1935).

    It's actually a lemon-pepper-herb...
  83. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    How very peculiar. I can't think what would motivate someone to refuse to tell you.
  84. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    Haha! I did resist -- and let that coppertop Eau d'Hermes shower gel slip away.



    No, you don't!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Ah, window-weeding. My least favorite summer job.



    I'm right there with you, girl. The other day I looked around my bathroom and thought, "Y'know, if I walked into a gas station bathroom that...
  86. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    It's from the early '60s. I'm old.

    The "nik" gives it away as being from the Sputnik era.
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    I can't believe I didn't think of that for this sync. I bought a six-pack of 7-ounce bottles are the start of the summer. I've been soaking cloths in it and draping them over the intake vents for...
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    Hello Foustie, long time no see!

    Have you gotten down to Dunlop to check out Suspended's new bakery venture? It seems to be going like gangbusters.
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    Re: Chanel feminines enjoyed by us guys

    What does "get keening" mean? Like screechy?
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    It takes a big man to admit it.
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    That's pretty good, Jon Schmo. I think almost anyone could see a bit of themselves in one of those categories. I'm definitely Traditionalist-leaning-Hedonist, often driven by nostalgia.

    And...
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    Re: Scent bar hit list

    Fo' sho'.

    If I were going to ScentBar, I would not leave without samples of the entire line of Parfum d'Empire.
  93. Thread: No-Buy August

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    Re: No-Buy August

    It's only the 9th of the month and I'm already getting an itchy trigger finger. MUST stop looking at my eBay watch list.

    Do you think shower gels should count?
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    Cade, maybe?



    Eggs?? That's a new one for me, even in a spoiled fragrance. Like boiled eggs? Yuck.
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    I've had that happen twice now with whole lines: once with Vero Profumo and once with Areej le Dore -- both of which I wanted to love, because they were revered by so many people whose tastes I...
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    Still, an "A" grade for the effort! (Though I doubt Fidel would have so generous.)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Many condolences for the loss of your colleague, Jujy. Very sad to hear it.

    I'm syncing in vintage Havana by Aramis -- though I don't expect it to last long in the 100F-degree temps today. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Oh, come on... put on just a little something.

    :)
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N°19 vtg.

    Excellent point. And as general rule, I find the prices on the European/UK eBay sites to be lower than the U.S. eBay. A Scottish friend of mine recently got a SIXTEEN OUNCE bottle of 1970s...
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    Not a chance, buddy.



    Pix or it didn't happen!



    I own a bottle of that but I've never been able to warm up to it. Do you like it, Knit?
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