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  1. Thread: Berries!

    by happyscent
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    Re: Berries!

    If you like berries- try the different company sublime balkiss
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    Re: Cologne for Executives

    Bvlgari Extreme Pour Homme and Armani Pour Homme
  3. Re: Scents that everybody says should be worn for "special occasions", but you wear anyway daily

    I used to think of everyday and special occasions only fragrances. I scrapped it out. Life is precious, and sometimes too short than we realize, I enjoy my fragrances everyday whether they are...
  4. Re: Which perfume house's concept is boring & the biggest bust in your opinion?

    I think I like those hand made stickers or hand assembled perfumes - it creates an artisan feel to the products that are mass marketed. Though it saddens me the number of sweat factories required to...
  5. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    Mandragore Pourpre

    26231
  6. Re: ok guys, got a date tonight, what should I go with?

    Perfume is less important, Being yourself is the most difficult on a date :)

    Hope that helps :)
  7. Thread: The Journey

    by happyscent
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    Re: The Journey

    My recommendation from also a newbie,

    Start with the classics, if you do not like the classics, move to the popular/best seller list, if you do not like the best seller perfumes, then moved to the...
  8. Re: Samples arrived - severely underwhelmed...the search continues

    annick goutal ninfeo mio
    annick goutal mandragore
    annick goutal mandragore pourpre
    annick goutal nuit etoilee
    annick goutal eau du sud
    annick goutal ce soir jamais
    The different company rose...
  9. Re: Looking for new, different, *interesting* suggestions

    annick goutal ninfeo mio
    annick goutal mandragore
    annick goutal mandragore pourpre
    annick goutal nuit etoilee
    annick goutal eau du sud
    annick goutal ce soir jamais
    The different company rose...
  10. Re: Hugo by Hugo Boss - every day all year 'round?

    yes you can
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    Re: Which one will I like?

    Le Male
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    Re: Defining Luxury in Perfumery

    I am fine with dissenting opinions, it actually makes me happy :beer: because forums have a tendency to think like a crowd where everyone express almost the same opinions and everyone is afraid of...
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    The Internet and Perfume

    The internet has brought people together. Made the world smaller. Information accessible. Everything is available at the touch of your fingertips. The internet brought me here to basenotes. It...
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    Scent and Literature

    I started a thread on scent and sound. Now, this alternative thread is for Scent and Literature. With your favorite perfumes, what quotable story lines, poems, sonnets, essays, and everything in...
  15. Re: What Is The Definition Of Masculine In Fragrance?

    I would like to bump this thread, after 2 years of human progress.... Where are we? Have we move forward... in defining Masculinity of a Fragrance...

    (though forums like this follow the...
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    Is the Golden Age of Perfumery Over

    IFRA expanded restrictions, EU restrictions, cost cutting, greed, and market research influences perfume availability and development in the 21st Century.

    Is the golden age of Perfumery over? Will...
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    Re: Expected Perfume Trends for 2014-2015

    Do you think China will have an impact in dictating perfume trends in 2014-2015? Anyone has some insights.

    Though I saw brazil in a documentary is dictating trends in south america to north...
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    Defining Luxury in Perfumery

    What is Luxury Perfumery?

    A catch phrase of marketing and capitalism. Mass market products with luxury pricing. The paradox of the perfume world. Creating accessible products for the masses that...
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    Re: Creed Thoughts...

    I do not like this
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://www.meyer-zur-heyde.com/images/news/the_different_company_sublime_balkiss_1352375941.j pg


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTLnlkrCK8c
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://candicemilon.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Nuit-Etoilee-2-bd-copie.jpg


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j429X8MXrKo
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://www.heavensalon.com/cm/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/487820_584939588185896_1699264934_n.jpg

    Music to describe the fragrances:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuxHLzwlDY4
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://a400.idata.over-blog.com/4/21/80/63/Guerlain/Guerlain-Habit-Rouge-pub-1998.JPG


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhWT7vz8DAk
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://candicemilon.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Mandragore-Pourpre-bd-copie.jpg


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_efSI5_UCxo
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://perfumomania.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/annick-goutal-eau-hadrien-2.jpg


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_9csfXxCRA
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    Oh, I did not notice there is already an existing thread, I will transfer my post if that is the case.
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mKpLelvRuYY/TN8Nlj9EjJI/AAAAAAAAGGk/pJiFr_6G4uk/s1600/ninfeo.jpg


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFHPRi0ZeXE
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    Re: Scent and Sound

    http://farm3.static.guerlain.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_main/public/products/P010926/images/P010926.png?itok=qsjiTggR


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dcw-iJWbT2c
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    Scent and Sound

    1. When you spray your favorite perfume, what music or sound would best describe the fragrance?

    Let me start with:
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance Marketing

    hmmm, I guess a bit of every strategy will entice you.... :D
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    Expected Perfume Trends for 2014-2015

    2014-2015 Perfume Trends:

    For the senior and new basenote members, what popular/expected/continuation/discontinuation perfume trends are you looking forward or dread to happen

    My limited trend...
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    Fragrance Marketing

    What captures your attention the most with the different fragrance and advertising strategies:

    1. Fragrance Stories

    At the time, Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen were working on a formula...
  33. Re: Why do people give compliments on the fragrance you are wearing?

    they like the scent and that includes you the human being
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    Re: Knock-offs or imitations of originals

    Oh here in my country, we have good knockoffs - the imitation fragrances always get the top notes right however the drydown leaves nothing to be desired.
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    Re: Need suggestion for a wedding?

    Personally, if you do not like to see those people do not go to the wedding! life is to short to be stressed.

    Anyway, first do not take a bath a week before the wedding. Next spray the following...
  36. Re: Floris Limes vs. Penhaligons Extract of Limes

    Extract of limes = focuses more on the scent when you squeeze the limes
    Floris Limes = focuses on the skin of the limes

    Vote for extract of limes;

    hopes that helps, I am a fan of this type of...
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    Re: Thoughts on Cartier Roadster?

    instead of roadster - roadster sport is much better fresh smelling
  38. Re: My Signature Fragrance - Mandragore Pourpre :)

    I will email annick goutal if they are using real mandrake essence for the composition or this is just an approximation of the natural smell of mandrake :D
  39. Thread: Egoiste

    by happyscent
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    Re: Egoiste

    great recommendation on wonderwood, need to try that fragrance.
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    salmon + pineapple = original adventus

    Something struck me since there are a lot threads asking for safe-office-non offensive-people pleaser fragrances, I can just cut and paste the best seller...
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    Re: Men's Best Seller List

    hmmm, the data also reflects that people only buy fragrances online if they are heavily discounted. Of course sellers can have their own personal agenda to move slow moving stocks and market it as...
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    Men's Best Seller List

    Amazon US:

    1. Nautica Voyage
    2. Guilty by Gucci
    3. Swiss Army by Swiss Army
    4. Kenneth Cole Black
    5. Mont Blanc Legend
    6. CK Eternity
    7. L'eau d'issey miyaki pour homme
    8. CK one
  43. Re: My Signature Fragrance - Mandragore Pourpre :)

    Mandragore - goes citrus-ginger-herbal-woody notes; mandragore pourpre - goes light citrus-star anise-incense; no woody undertones for pourpre
  44. Re: My Signature Fragrance - Mandragore Pourpre :)

    so little appreciation to this wonderful fragrance. I am the only who has a review of the fragrance on basenotes :D
  45. My Signature Fragrance - Mandragore Pourpre :)

    A thread dedicated to my love at first sniff and now signature fragrance, Annick Goutal Mandragore Pourpre

    http://www.eluxcubrations.com/wp-content/uploads/annick-goutal-mandragore-pourpre.jpg
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    Re: Nu-chypre recommendations

    If you want to smell the current reinterpretation without oakmoss, check this fragrances from AG who did something to make it possible:

    AG Eau du Sud
    Olfactory Family :Citrus (Chypre) -...
  47. Chanel No 19. Appreciation-Discussion Thread

    I own three chanel perfumes: Chanel Egoieste, Pour Monsieur and this Chanel no. 19. But with the three chanels, my most favorite is
    Chanel No. 19:
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  48. Re: Reccommendations for a Vanilla-lover please? :)

    http://www.theperfumelounge.com/content/images/thumbs/0005367_annick-goutal-vanille-exquise.jpeg
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    Re: Clean fragrances

    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/parent/medium/65612W.jpg

    there is actually a complete line of clean perfumes:

    http://sweet-scarlets.se/onewebstatic/bbdd3f01aa-clean.jpg
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    Re: Need sample recommendations PLEASE

    annick goutal vetiver
    annick goutal sables
    jubilation XXV
    etro messe de nuit
    francis kurkjian absolue pour le soir
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    Re: Gourmet Goumand

    Gourmands that I like

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-nTKEihW6TfI/UWw591lNQYI/AAAAAAAAaYA/HmdkQeOqad4/s1600/AMen-Thierry-Mugler_50ml_EdT.jpg
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  52. Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian Amyris Homme - I just tried it!

    I have a sample of amyris and by comparison, and for those who are interested, john varvatos platinum smells the same :)
  53. Re: Whic is the most preferable Serge Lutens fragrance for men?

    I do not understand the forum. DO you encourage to create new thread for everything or bump existing threads. Now I am confused what should I do. Ok I will just create new threads if that is the case.
  54. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    generic if you compare to other JCE compositions that tackle a similar theme - Cartier declaration, sisley de campagne, bvlgari au the vert - all have recreations for terre d'hermes but what you get...
  55. Re: Your favourite Maison Francis Kurkdjian fragrance

    Oh my favorites for superstar perfumer francis kurkdjian

    are

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.9537.jpg

    Lumiere noire pour homme - such old rose, understated decaying rose on my skin - it...
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    Re: Why do people who dislike a scent . . .

    I describe a scent I do not like buy saying it is plasticky, smells like a science experiment gone wrong or incomplete fragrance or synthetic mess
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    http://www.kensapothecary.com.my/media/wysiwyg/AG_Logo.png
  58. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I do not strongly dislike terre dhermes but considering JCE created the fragrance I was expecting something grand and better. What I smell on terre d hermes is the smell of money and generic for the...
  59. Re: I dislike Dior Homme (Blastmaphy!), would I like Dior Homme Intense?

    I was never carried with the hype of original dior homme, I did not like the lipstick note at all; I can wear extremely feminine fragrances considered here on basenotes but the dior homme does not...
  60. Re: Do you take the color of the packaging or juice into account when trying a new perfume?

    yes, the color caries expectations, a more colorful bottle would tell me the fragrance is a fun and easy-sweet fragrance; a dark shade fragrance will tell me is oriental and strong; sometimes...
  61. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    I love this female - butterfly inspired packaging: it rather fun and not too serious

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/Mariahx-large00.jpg
    ...
  62. Re: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille??? Any thoughts about this fragrance???

    I classify this as an easy to wear vanilla fragrance, not too sweet and it really captures the vanilla essence with the vanilla seeds (if you saw and smell a real vanilla you will know what I am...
  63. Re: Whic is the most preferable Serge Lutens fragrance for men?

    hmm for men, though not my favorite:

    Daim Blond - fruity leather - smells masculine but it is not me at all

    http://www.99perfume.com/image/DBR257.jpg

    Un Bois Vanille - is also an easy to...
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    Re: Classic/Timeless Scents Worth Getting?

    Au Sauvage
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    Re: Your favourite Serge Luten...

    Finally found something I like from serge lutens that I am on a fence of getting a full bottle:

    Serge Lutens
    ...
  66. Re: First Date Fragrance/ Rate my collection (I'm new to the fragrance world)

    First dates - fragrance is less of a priority, what is important is being yourself and that is the hardest part of living in this universe.
  67. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    leau dissey miyaki pour homme is pretty versatile - it has that citrus-floral-sour smell which may smell different on your nose; just like creed green irish tweed smells like a synthetic harsh to the...
  68. Re: Looking for new fragrance, something unique...'ish

    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue Pour la Soir and Charriol Royal Platinum - you will have to check for clubbing
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    Re: Need new frag....stumped!!!!

    Eau de Merveilles and all its flankers, - salty-sweet-and everything in between, versatile too
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    Re: Advice me on everyday use cologne

    L'eau D'issey homme - versatile all season cologne
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    Re: Tell me I am not the only one

    ohhh if you want that effect, you will love to explore my FAVORITE fragrance house on my signature and compositions by Jean Claude Ellena for hermes; also isabelle doyen for lesnez have wonderful...
  72. Re: Good summer fragrance with excellent projection and longevity?

    CK one shock is good summer scent, Charriol pour homme is ok, CH sport for men is nice - check them out
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    Re: Need help deciding

    Cartier Roadster sport is better
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    Re: Perfumers Alcohol?

    I was shopping for essential oils and I read somewhere, you can use vodka to dilute your essential oil. (I was not able to personally test this.)
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    Re: Perfume Taste, thoughts...

    The fragrance of today is the smell of money, greed, statistics, numbers and conformity.
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    Re: How do you apply Dior Homme?

    no, I am not joking, I actually wear my perfumes in 8-10 sprays sometimes more :) this may ruffle some feathers, but I do not understand people who can live with one spray at all unless they want...
  77. Re: What about Creed Silver Mountain Water Fragrance Oil!

    this is getting out of hand
  78. Re: Creed, Bond No. 9 and Annick Goutal in Common

    When I first learned about it, I was quite surprised because Bond no. 9 and creed is the most hyped up brand here on basenotes. Meanwhile, my favorite perfume house is annick goutal lol :P the world...
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    Re: simple and interesting

    Odeur 53 is great :D, it smells like vanilla ice cream on my skin, yummmmy
  80. Re: What should be my next Creed afther the MI?

    omg what is happening, is this the creed forum :smiley_down::smiley_down::smiley_down::smiley_down:

    http://www.creedboutique.com/img/c/10-category.jpg
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    Perfume Taste, thoughts...

    Thoughts on the current gourmand and fruitychouli boom in fragrances:

    The recent trend in gourmands is not considered a regression of taste; what is disappointing-sad is the market research...
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    Re: How do you apply Dior Homme?

    I fully agree on overspraying! Enjoy the fragrance and we will have less threads on fear of expiration dates or making your fragrance last longer
  83. Re: Creed, Bond No. 9 and Annick Goutal in Common

    ah yes, she was the marketing head/owner who used corporate lawyers to harass negative blogs about her products;
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    Re: The Annick Goutal Encyclopædia

    Iconic Annick Goutal Bottles:

    Iconic Bottle Designs

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kZ-NdSRhKmo/S2Zk0rOVqbI/AAAAAAAAA60/qpmr7sI38-I/s400/SongesBottle.jpg
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    Re: Thierry Mugler

    basenotes does not like A*men but that is only fragrance I like from the men's line :D

    I can wear A*men even in summer :thumbsup:

    Now, for the other selections of thiery mugler, well I am a...
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    Re: Nu-chypre recommendations

    I think so
  87. Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    it is the fear what others may think you are a foolish person buying $300 fragrances that evaporates or they may rob your house because you are loaded
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    Re: My Top 5 Worst of the Worst Fragrances

    My current worst of the worst:

    Gucci Rush - plastic strawberry note, makes me squirm :eek:
    Aspen - makes me nauseous, the aquatic-abstract eeeeewww
    Boss Just Different - soapy musk, have the...
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    Re: summer night fragrance.

    oh i have smelled this one, great light light fragrance +1 tdc south bay
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    Re: did I ruin my fragrances?

    Let the fragrance return to normal temperature. Also WEAR and SPRAY your fragrances too avoid loosing money and not even enjoying the fragrance you bought.
  91. Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I tell them what I am wearing :D

    It is better if more people buy the fragrance I wore. The more people buying the fragrance, the less fear I have of discontinuation. If no one knows....., how can...
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    Re: Best summer daytime fragrance?

    http://beyondbeautybasics.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Ninfeo-Mio.jpg

    Ninfeo mio At the time, Camille Goutal and Isabelle Doyen were working on a formula inspired by the legendary garden of the...
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    Re: Versace Eros thoughts and takes?

    its a sweet fragrance but I will not write paragraphs of raves about this fragrance
  94. Re: Creed, Bond No. 9 and Annick Goutal in Common

    creative fragrance stories:

    Annick Goutal

    Sables saw the light of day after a stroll in Corsica imbued with the warm and spicy scent of wild immortal flowers.
    The fragrance is dedicated to men...
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    Re: Why is Creed Aventus so hyped up?

    so true haha, that is why i like fragnatica forums, less hype on creed - basenotes can get a little bit crazy with so many posts on creed
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    Re: Your favorite perfumer?

    update and more explanations

    Isabelle Doyen - for continuing the legacy of my favorite perfume house; for being a perfumer teacher; for creating lovely fragrances that may smell simple and laid...
  97. Re: Un Jardin en Mediterannee; The Reformulation

    I have smelled the 2012 and 2013 bottles; I do not know if this has been reformulated but for me the fragrance was not great for what it is trying to achieve regardless of formulation
  98. Re: Christian Dior makes spelling mistakes on their bottles

    it is fake, dior will not release a product with wrong spelling it will kill your brand image
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    My Favorite Celebrity Fragrance

    I am a mariah fan, so my favorite celebrity fragrance is from her line

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5b/Mariahx-large00.jpg

    marshmallow+incense
    ...
  100. Re: Creed, Bond No. 9 and Annick Goutal in Common

    Iconic Bottle Designs

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_kZ-NdSRhKmo/S2Zk0rOVqbI/AAAAAAAAA60/qpmr7sI38-I/s400/SongesBottle.jpg
    ...
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