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  1. Re: Spreading awareness of niche-niche fragrances

    Wow, that sounds delish, if a bit clashy.



    That photo's gotta be from either Burning Man or the CGI-prep session of the latest Marvel movie.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Clearly I need some. Four words I have yet to ever utter: "That's too much vetiver." PC sent me some pure vetiver perfume oil, and even that didn't choke me out.



    Huh?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th December, 2019

    I'm going to wave a "Hallo en welkom!" to gewoonBB and join him in some Encre Noir a L'Extreme. This stuff is actually too masculine for me, but I like it so much I'll just engage in a little...
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    Re: Can you find the hidden unicorn?

    Apparently it was infused with chlorophyll, not chloroform. Much less 'shocking'. :) I didn't read quite deeply enough.
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    Re: Can you find the hidden unicorn?

    The one that most caught my eye was the "Si" by Schiaparelli, a real rarity. Its original parfum bottle was apparently a tiny Chianti bottle, sealed with red wax.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I've never smelled any version of Goutal's vetiver, though I 'm a fan of Goutal's greens in general. Is the vintage substantially superior to the modern? And what would be the cut-off date for the...
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    Re: Can you find the hidden unicorn?

    Unsniffed?

    I wouldn't have had any confidence in it. The whole collection looks badly stored (and mostly evaporated).
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    Can you find the hidden unicorn?

    See if you can spot the reason this rather shabby collection of miniatures sold for over $340 USD:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Well, when two pairs of Bermuda shorts love each other very much....
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Aha. Got it. I thought you were talking about underpants that were capable of reproducing. Which would be weird.




    Aha 2. I misunderstood.
  11. Re: Powerhouse Fragrances - two that brought to my knees

    Montecristo by Masque Milano
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th December, 2019

    All day yesterday while wearing K de Krizia for the sync, I kept thinking "Why do I allow this to just languish in a drawer?", so it's getting a reprise today. The perfume so nice I had to wear it...
  13. Re: on the subject(s) of humidity and mild exercise

    Oooo, are they tuberous begonias? If so, I could sympathize with her position.



    I've been told that some like it just as much as begonias.
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    He's kind of like a less buttoned-down (and wittier) Bertrand Duchaufour. I'd love to know what those two think of each other's work.



    That sums him up for me, too. Even some of his scents...
  15. Re: on the subject(s) of humidity and mild exercise

    I think if it's only protecting you from the sun, then technically it's a parasol. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th December, 2019

    I don't know the real answer, but that Woto packaging has always looked Polynesian to me. Tiki-ish.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Miss B: 5-Star leather floral chypre. A liiiitle bit more femme than Cabochard, but still very strict.

    Ivoire: My favorite pencil shavings. Acres of aldehydes. As aloof and icy as No. 19,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    ????



    I recently got a PdT version of it, based on Grayspoole's rave, and it's quite nice. Betting the perfume's even better.



    Booo! Old Balmains deserve attention, especially Jolie...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    How well I remember those gold-tipped sobranies, Mumsy. We used to think we were such hot sh*t as kids, smoking them. For a very long time I kept one of the boxes they came in because I'd gotten...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    I should have guessed you'd have an entire Krizia wardrobe! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th December, 2019

    K de Krizia (1980, Maurice Roucel) for the Friday Sync. So very, very old-school. The avalanche of aldehydes and inscrutable green florals are reminding me a bit of Ivoire de Balmain, which is...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    K de Krizia (1980, Maurice Roucel) for the Friday Sync. Man, this is so old-school is makes me want to pass somebody a note in my fifth-period French class.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    And it's ... K de Krizia for the win! Now, where are my elbow-length gloves and ebony cigarette holder?
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  24. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I'd like to ask for a bottle of original EDT formula Chanel Sycomore -- but I don't think anybody I know loves me that much. :)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Jungle L'Elephant by Kenzo (1996). Because I need some wildness in my life today. Cumin, cardamom, clove, licorice and ylang-ylang ought to do the trick.

    If you dropped this bottle on your...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th December, 2019

    Because even in December we sometimes need a little wildness.

    Jungle L'Elephant by Kenzo
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I was a bit surprised to see how many Maurice Roucel bottles I own for this Friday's sync. I think of him as a creator of rather sweet perfumes, and didn't realize he's been around long enough to...
  28. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    I had many more terrible experiences as a seller than I've ever had as a buyer. So many eBay shoppers are just flat-out nutjobs.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Welcome to you, tilleuil. I remember from French class that your user name means "lime", and was tricky to learn to pronounce. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th December, 2019

    Dior-Dior EdT, 1980ish

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Dior-Dior EdT, 1980ish

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Vintage Vent Vert de Balmain. Waving bye-bye to the last leaves as they fall.

    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/45/88/73/4588739768a6c6b7d3248d77a0c3bddd--designer-perfumes-pierre-balmain.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    Squeezing out the last bits of green before all the trees around here get naked. Very unseasonal in vintage Vent Vert de Balmain today.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019

    Vintage Vent Vert de Balmain. Waving bye-bye to the last leaves as they fall.

    https://i.pinimg.com/474x/45/88/73/4588739768a6c6b7d3248d77a0c3bddd--designer-perfumes-pierre-balmain.jpg
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yeah, interesting to contemplate. Every time I wear Fidji (which I do, 'cause I like it), I try to imagine what it would have been like if it had remained in Roudnitska's hands. I'm pretty sure he...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Gosh, that's not how Sud Est strikes me at all. I think it feels like a true garrigue scent, like a parched Mediterranean herb garden, nice and bitter/green. The calone is just a tiny brief blip in...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I can't make out the name on that Patou on the far right. What is that?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    For the last day of the Mitsouko centenary. The parfum and EdP have always been too much for me, and I never bothered to buy the fancy metal container for my old plain-jane EDT. I seldom wear it,...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st December, 2019

    Teardrop just made me think about Advent calendars. I noticed this year I've seen them with every conceivable content -- from chocolates to wines to toys and whiskeys, even one that had tools in it....
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    Is your Panthere the original formula, FB? My boss just bought a bottle of the new (2014) edition, and I think it must be radically tamed down from the version that was being so thoroughly scorned...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    :) Someone's been doing her remedial reading.





    I too made pecan pies for Thanksgiving. I used dulce de leche in place of Karo syrup, and it was a definite upgrade.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Purecaramel might strip me of my Camel Scout Badge for saying this, but I'm just enjoying the heck out of Bel Ami Vetiver today. I don't recall whether my decant came from him or from LiveJazz, but...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th November, 2019

    Can't recall whether this decant came from LiveJazz or PureCaramel, but Hermčs Bel Ami Vetiver s lighting up my life today.

    This seems perfectly unisex to me. The leather element is so gentle...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Very cool. Ocean Rain is a real outlier for Roudnitska, and it doesn't have nearly enough fans around here.



    To quote ZC: dun-dun-DUN.
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    Re: Suggestions needed for my son in college

    :laugh:
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    Re: Suggestions needed for my son in college

    "Until now"? Umm, isn't that exactly what's happening in this instance?
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Gosh, that sounds delightful!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Hope it doesn't smell like lighter fluid.



    Ooo, yeah, there's a whole assortment of them. Kinda cool.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Reminds me of a Ronson lighter:

    http://finden.as/Ferdig/Standard1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    Pro tip: Duck stock makes the absolute best gumbo in the whole wide world. Not to mention potatoes cooked in all that luscious duck fat.
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    Re: Rogue Perfumery Your Favorites?

    I got a FB of Le Canotier when Rogue only had 4 releases, but now I've got the full discovery set of 9 and Mousse Illuminee has taken the #1 spot.

    The biggest surprise for me has been Derviche. ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Oh no, definitely not. I should have added "welcome to the rabbithole". :)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    You've made a terrific start on a great vintage collection! I'm so happy to see Diorella in there, I always love smelling that on men.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I've been meaning to order a saple of that for ages. I prefer Mexican vanilla to all other culinary vanillas, it has the most beautiful aroma of all, and was so disappointed when I didn't like the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th November, 2019

    For Hazel's Vanilla Sync Day, I though I might enjoy a trip far outside my wheelhouse in original Angel EDP. But I was wrong. Scrubbed it after an hour. I do sometimes enjoy smelling it on...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I had planned to go waaaay outside my comfort zone for Hazel's Vanilla Sync and wear the original Angel EDP, a scent I mostly hate on me but do like getting whiffs of on others. Its vanilla/caramel...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th November, 2019

    On this day of thankfulness in the USA, I must admit that the neighborhood of Basenotes ranks very high up on my Gratitude List. I can't imagine a more generous or embracing group of folks, and I'm...
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    Re: What r u gonna wear on Thanksgiving?

    Something that doesn't require a belt.
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    Re: Azzaro apology

    :laugh:

    Hadn't thought of that scene in decades.
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    Re: Azzaro apology

    Ha! And Apology L'Extreme, the one that flails its own back.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Dang, I wish I'd thought of that. It's the perfect pie-baking scent.
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    I had that happen to me last week sporadically for a few days, using both Firefox and Chrome. Couldn't determine if there was any particular sequence of actions that triggered it -- and then it just...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Maybe you should try writing to someone at the Osmotheque and see if they have records of Totem.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th November, 2019

    Welcome to George & Gracie -- the Burns & Allen family! I do love grey cats, especially when they have green eyes.

    Spent the whole day baking pies. Pecan/chocolate, sweet potato, mincemeat,...
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    Re: A Tribute for deceased members.

    Tragic news. I always enjoyed Gaia's blog too, and shall also miss her.
  67. Re: Thanksgiving - choosing a scent for a day of family, friends, football and feasting

    I have a standard scent for any food-related event where there will be lots of hugging -- Voyage d'Hermes. Its pleasant, mild cardamom complements foods and it's transparent enough that it won't...
  68. Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    The person you're describing would wear Chanel No. 19. You can find partial and used bottles on eBay/Etsy every day in the $60 range.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    I'm hoping Earlyn is punking everyone and she actually mixed up that Totem in her basement lab, and then Photoshopped that raggedy old bottle.

    :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th November, 2019

    Happy birthday, Mike!

    I hope you'll forgive the slightly inaccurate cake, but I couldn't resist the huge discount they offered when the intended recipient unexpectedly became, er, unavailable.
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    Re: the performance in dior sauvage edt 200ml

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    Could someone check to see if ZC is having a stroke?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th November, 2019

    Lavish sprays from my just-received bottle of Iskander by Parfum d'Empire -- the old formula, thanks to a tip from Cazaubon.

    So disappointed that they've discontinued these 100ml bottles, and...
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    The only Malle I've ever owned was Therese, only because: Roudnitska. But I was just given a 5-mini coffret set of the new Malles, and thought for a moment I was in danger of falling in love with...
  75. Re: And another Aramis post , a gift set has arrived.

    Love the deco geometric pattern on the box. I too would like to know what year this set was produced.

    Vintage gift sets are so marvelous. And so often they were just stashed in a closet, unused,...
  76. Re: When was the last time someone's perfume annoyed you and which perfume was it?

    I hope it wasn't me. :sad:

    I do restrict my Eau d'Hermes to at-home wearing, because I recognize it's not for everyone in our current environment. But I adore it.
  77. Re: English Translation of Luca Turin's Parfums Le Guide (1994)

    What a team you two are! Vous ętes formidable.
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    I've always wondered about that too!

    Liquor has as high (or higher) alcohol content as perfume, doesn't it?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I've always thought it looked like antique engravings of the Tower of Babel you sometimes see in old illustrated editions of The Bible:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd November, 2019

    https://i.chzbgr.com/full/6870603264/hC906991A/
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Lauren is up next in line? I could go on about that one at nauseating length, because when it came out in 1978 was a turning point for me -- but I'll refrain for now. I am glad to see, though, that...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    How about a choice day called "Crush, Torrid Affair, or True Love"?

    You name three scents that fell into those categories for you, and then pick one of them to wear that day?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I've never experienced the perfumes/colors thing myself, but I'll take a swing at it with Tilda Swinton Like This, which definitely feels like the pumpkin-orangey image it wants to evoke -- and...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd November, 2019

    You're doomed. After 6 weeks with my new little monster, I'm convinced that kitten adorableness is an evolutionary trick to keep us from murdering them. Mine is just now learning that hands are not...
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    Re: Jónsi (Sigur Ros) perfume

    “This is a remedy for back pain: What is highly recommended is to make a rope from the hair of an unspoiled person and tie it around your back. Another advice, is to take a virgin and lay her or...
  86. Re: summarize your fragrance journey from birth to now

    Did Merle Norman once make perfumes? My mom wore their spackle-like makup, but I don't remember them having perfumes.
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    Re: Has Azzaro Wanted been reformulated?

    To replace the tankers of Aramis that were formerly stockpiled to hedge jet fuel costs.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    Better than a middle finger, I suppose.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    That's exactly what I own. So, I guess.... different strokes!

    I'm particularly surprised because your taste and mine in greens are usually pretty aligned, LJ.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This doesn't sound like any Safari I know. What vintage and concentration are y'all sniffing?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have a little one-ouncer of Ô de Lancôme and it's really good. Pathetic lifespan, though.
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    Re: How has Malle Fared, Post-Lauder?

    So they sold 3 bottles? :)
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization

    This is where I make my perennial brag about my 1990 Safari bottle, because I think it's so cool and unusual. It's one of only two EDCs I own that has a crystal stopper in its neck, like a parfum...
  94. Re: Which Dior perfume is this? A strange request.

    And so tenacious it could probably stick around even if the dress had been through a thermonuclear blast.
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    Re: Tocade has been ruined

    Just to be sure I understand, do you mean we can't trust that the Memphis-design bottle is the original? There's a bad new version out there masquerading in this same bottle?
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    Re: 1970s Greatest Hits

    Do you suppose it's pronounced La-pee-DOO?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    I just checked and they aren't listed in Fragrantica either, nothing by Nicky Verfaille is. Profumo has them listed, but no reviews.

    Good ol' Cleopatra comes through with some info:...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD 2019

    A few years ago I spent a huge amount of time hunting for Grain de Sable, because I had such a good memory of it from the '80s. I eventually gave up the search.

    What is the Passion version like?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Haha! Not a hater -- in fact I love to smell PRPH on a man. It just gets repetitive in the forum.

    I suppose I should be grateful that it's not something that I actually do hate.
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    Re: Partner shared perfumes

    Not even Miss Dior???
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