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    The scent of rain

    The unmistakable scent of rain comes from bacteria, not clouds.

    As raindrops fall, they agitate the soil and bring out a chemical called geosmin, which is made by microbes in the dirt. It has an...
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    Re: When you say "dry", what do you mean?

    TDH is the only one of over 3 dozen I've tried that I would describe as dry, yet it also has a mildly sweet quality. I think astringent may be the right term for 'dry'. Because of wine, most of us...
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    Re: Cosmetics Settlement Give Away This Month

    The lawyers get big bucks in a settlement like this and the consumers have to humiliate themselves by standing in line for shower gel. This is an example of what a joke our legal system is.
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    Re: Versace Metal Jeans fans...

    Then:

    Now: I smell a credibility issue.:eek:
  5. Re: Never thought I should meet allergic people...

    Many people are paranoid about things they can smell. They just assume it might be harmful. It would seem that people's noses are mainly used to avoid things.

    For someone who enjoys fresh air, a...
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    Re: received my mini of D&G by man

    Glad to hear a happy ending to the story.
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    Re: Versace Metal Jeans fans...

    After reading the reviews for Metal Jeans I decided I would probably like it, so I ordered some Benetton Pure Sport. After reading moonrat's comments I'm just hoping it has those fruity top notes...
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    Re: Terre de Hermes ??????

    I would like to mention that there are a few other popular fragrances that completely overwhelm my nose and my sense of smell becomes as if mono-colored. I only smell one scent and it's not a...
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    Re: Terre de Hermes ??????

    I get mostly a kind of a burnt orange, not smoky, but flat. Hard to describe. Surprisingly strong and long lasting. I like it. I'm curious about how other people perceive it when I'm wearing it, but...
  10. Re: HELP: Some of my favorite frags are making me sneeze!

    Sometimes I have had that reaction too. Try to avoid getting too much of the initial burst. Somebody recommended to spray it on and then quickly leave that room, maybe while holding your breath.
  11. Thread: Soapy scents

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    Re: Soapy scents

    That is really funny. I can think of a lot of directions to go with this, but they're all inappropriate.

    Oh yeah. Almost forgot. Gendarme 20 is the first thing I thought of when I saw the title of...
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    Re: How to estimate a good # of sprays?

    If you spray it close to your nose, like your neck or chest, then you may lose track of how much it is projecting. But if you only spray your lower arms, then you should be smelling pretty much the...
  13. Japanese smellists pinpoint scents on a Google map

    Japanese smellists pinpoint scents on a Google map.

    Web site describes different odors around the world, locations on a map
    By Mari Yamaguchi
    The Associated Press
    updated 10:51 a.m. CT, Mon.,...
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    Re: Paul Smith Salami ?

    SOTD - NO salami for me.
    It does have Bio-Musk as a base note along with vetiver and sandal wood.
    Middle notes - green fig and violet leaves
    Top Notes: Bergamot, sweet orange, basil

    This is...
  15. Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    KC Reaction - sure it doesn't last long, and neither do a bunch of others
    Tommy Bahama St. Barts - tropical fruit - what's not to like? Sir Slarty must have had a bad batch.
    Davidoff Good Life -...
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    Re: My Saddest Day as a Collector... :(

    Bummer. Hope you get over it soon.
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    Re: Who Likes Terre D'Hermes?

    I like it too. On me it's longevity is numero uno.
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    Re: Looking for fragrances which are NOT 'sexy'

    NOT sexy = Unisex
    there are many of them, and easy to find
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    Truffle Oil Aroma

    I haven't had the privilege of trying truffle oil, but I would like to. Of course it has to be a blind buy, so I would like some help.

    Apparently, they use a synthetic fragrance to mimic the...
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    Re: Recommendation for odour-free deo-stick?

    If you prefer a deodorant, and not an antiperspirant, then I would recommend Kiss My Face Active Enzyme - fragrance free.
  21. Re: I Would like to Bath in this lemony fresh goodnes from heaven

    :huh: a regrettable generalization :cheesy:
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    Re: Curve Crush compared to Soul

    Sounds good to me.
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    Re: On your skin or on your clothes?

    Spraying on clothes seems out of the question to me. I don't want my clothes to smell like perfume.
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    Re: Paul Smith Story....

    I also like it. It's a good one. It's mildly citrusy and mildly green and interesting.
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    Re: How do you know your scent is projecting?

    One thing that helps is if you only spray your arms. Then you will be smelling pretty much the same thing as everybody else, albeit a little stronger. If you spray your chest or neck, then you will...
  26. Re: Is Sillage a Necessity? A Question About Strength

    On me, most fragrances only last about an hour with a decent amount of sillage. In some ways that's advantageous since I'm mostly not interested in affecting others. Also, it's good to know that if...
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    Re: Fake tester, possible?

    Yes. For sure. Often they sell the bottle without the cap and claim it's a tester.
    The only way to know is to smell the juice. Even then there can be doubts.
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    Re: Deodorant and Anti-perspirant Sticks

    Conceptually, I'm hooked on using enzymes for deodorant control. I've been using Kiss My Face Active Enzyme fragrance free (I got it in a health food store). I think you'll like it if you can find...
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    Re: Anti-aging Creams and Lotions for Men

    For daytime use I've been using Olay Complete moisturizer with SPF15. It seems to work well.
    Before bed I've been using Tree Hut: Shea Body Butter (Brazilian Nut) - this stuff is definitely...
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    Re: SotD - 25. Dec 08

    POLO Green
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    Re: What did you give for Christmas?

    To my daughter: D&G Light Blue
    I don't know if she uses fragrances, but I doubt it. This one seems very safe.
  32. Re: My Cologne Smelt Like Vodka, Normal? (T'erre D'Hermes)

    Tell the seller it doesn't smell like TdH and you want to return it. Send it via USPS and get Delivery Confirmation (you can use that as proof to Paypal that you returned it) and insure it for more...
  33. Re: Best Dirt Cheap Frags? (December 2008 Edition)

    Unbound is the only cheap frag I've tried that I would consider wearing more than once a week.
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    Re: Your ONE best purchase in 2008

    This is my first year and Terre d'Hermes is probably my favorite out of about 3 dozen. But honestly, I still need a lot of time to get to know them all, and in relation to each other.
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    Re: Designer to Niche.What's your ratio?

    I have about 3 dozen bottles, with no niche (as far as I know).
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    Re: When the REAL fun starts.

    In the past 3 or 4 weeks it's been possible to buy almost anything you want at steep discounts. I've never seen anything like it. It will be interesting to see what happens after Christmas.

    One...
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    Re: the fruitiest tropical scent is...

    Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Barts for Men is fruity and sweet and probably sexy. I like it.
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    Re: Unbound, Aqva, AdG, CeruttiSi ..?

    Earlier today I was wearing Aqva, and now I just sprayed some Nautica Voyage on and couldn't help noticing some similarities. So this is something you might enjoy. In prder to pique your curiosity a...
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    Re: Over did it on December purchases?

    I'm not sure I overdid it, but I did acquire quite a few new frags in the last few weeks. In fact, I thought my collection was complete, until my final frag that I've been searching for for 5 months...
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    Re: Unbound, Aqva, AdG, CeruttiSi ..?

    Once you get Aqva, and since you already have Unbound, you may find that you have this genre covered.
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    Re: I went and bought that "Vulva" perfume

    You don't have a need, but for some of us, a fragrance is our only chance.

    And yeah, this turned into a very funny thread.
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    Re: Holy Grail Layering Combinations?

    A combination I like is Live Jazz over Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia. Mint tea with lemon meringue.
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    Re: Holy Grail Layering Combinations?

    That sounds like a potent mixture. I'll give it a try.
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    Re: Sean John: I Am King (Of Creed Ripoffs)

    I went to 2 dept stores today and they both had his other frags, but not this one. It doesn't seem to be in wide distribution. (Is it a Macy's exclusive?)

    "this isn't a Creed ripoff" - thanks for...
  45. Re: Just what the world needs another Hugo Boss Fragrance!

    I watched Match Point and it was quite good. If you like JRM check it out.
    It's Woody's best movie since he married his daughter.
    Scarlett was pretty cruel. She must have really disliked JRM. I'm...
  46. Re: Just what the world needs another Hugo Boss Fragrance!

    Nothing like starting off a thread with a put-down. Speaking of which, Jonathan Rhys Meyers is the poor guy who got put-down by Scarlett Johannson, who said she didn't get turned on by their love...
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    Re: Curious: Why does ANYONE order blind?

    If it's convenient and even fun to sample, then why not? For some of us, neither of those things hold true.

    Sampling (even at home) and wearing from the bottle are quite different. A sample is in...
  48. Re: Every man has a (discount) price - the only question is how low

    The price with discount has to be $60 or less.
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    Re: Pronunciation of Oud

    I like the way it's described as a coyote sound: ow-oo
  50. Re: Varvatos Vintage versus Burberry London; help me choose!

    Having no opinion of my own, I will give you the opinion of Andrewthecologneguy; 327 reviews; This is his review of Vintage Varvatos:
    Well, as most mentioned, pumpkin spice. I say rum raisin...
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    Re: Outdoorsy , I'll start....

    Polo Green is the only outdoor frag I have, and I love it. But....
    Today I bought 3 of the fragrances mentioned in this thread. I would love to also buy Geir. I'm sure I would like it, but it's just...
  52. Re: These are the fragrances every newcomer must try

    For purposes of delineating fragrances everybody should try, I don't think the classical categories are all that useful, but it's better than nothing.
    I would prefer to tag each fragrance. Tags...
  53. Re: These are the fragrances every newcomer must try

    It looks like we need some gourmands (fruity, coffee, etc.) and an affordable green (if Polo doesn't count).

    Also, it would be nice to expand the categories a bit to include, for instance:...
  54. Re: A subtle and skillful use of fruit notes in fragrances - your favorite?

    KC Reaction has watermelon and green apple notes, and it's subtle and masculine and very nice.
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    Re: Using Black Cloth to Cover My Wardrobe

    I've gotta go with TheAttorney on this one. A beautiful display beats the potential drawbacks.
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    Re: what to do when you find your grail>?

    I have that problem with shoes, shirts, etc. If they're too nice then they don't qualify to be worn to ordinary events where they may not be appropriate and where they will get worn out too soon....
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    Re: Smells like......

    The sillage from H.M. Hanae Morae smells like an area where they are preparing overly ripe fresh fruit, like pineapple, banana, cantaloupe. Or maybe it's more like the garbage can where they are...
  58. Thread: Bvlgari Aqua

    by aeromatic
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    Re: Bvlgari Aqua

    The Aqva takes some time to get used to, like many fragrances. Somehow it's intriguing. But don't expect too much right away. Be patient with it. It's meant to be worn. It's not something to be...
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    Re: The Bryan Adams Syndrome

    I'm wearing Unforgivable Multi Platinum and it smells good up close.
    In general I try to avoid getting my nose too close to my skin, especially right after spraying it on, because it seems to create...
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    Re: My Recent Gendarme Order

    The tape makes me think: one possible scenario is that they sent that bottle to somebody and it leaked. When they got it back they put tape on it so it wouldn't happen again. On the other hand, the...
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    Re: Your very first backup bottle ?

    So what was it?
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    Re: did you know that knize is pronounced...

    Kinesia?
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    Re: Let's talk Aquatics (Don't be Afraid)

    When you talk about aquatics, Bvlgari Aqva comes up a lot.There's a good reason.
  64. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and general marketplace advice

    Yes. The beauty of Paypal. That's why it's not so worrisome to deal with strangers.

    If Paypal is unable to collect from you, they turn over your debt to a collection agency and trash your credit...
  65. Thread: Easy Scents

    by aeromatic
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    Re: Easy Scents

    The first thing that came to mind was Bvlgari Aqva
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    Re: Recommend a non offensive fragrance

    To me, these are all clean and fresh:
    Boss XY
    Gendarme 20
    Paul Smith Story
    Bvlgari Aqva
    Boss Pure
    Eau de Cartier

    You can probably wear anything you like as long as you apply it judiciously....
  67. Re: Which scent helps you sleep or dream better?

    I've been using Claiborne Sport for several months. I hope I'm not addicted, but I'm afraid to find out.
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    Re: Sean John: I Am King (Of Creed Ripoffs)

    I don't care about Sean John, if anything, I dislike him and don't want to support him, but if he sells a fragrance that's as good as something that costs 3 times as much, and people like it, then...
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    Re: Polo classic (green)

    That initial blast makes me want to keep spraying it on.
  70. Re: Absolutely neurotic about offending people with too much of a fragrance. Advice?

    Skip the sprays to the back of the ears because they create too much of an aura/cloud around your nose. That's what is making you paranoid, because you can't tell what others are smelling.

    Skip...
  71. Re: Rafel Nadal as new Image for Lanvin fragrances

    You might remember Nadal beat Roger Federer at Wimbledon this year in a classic 5 set match for the ages. At the French Open he absolutely humiliated Roger. On hard courts Nadal is only in the top 4...
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    Re: Do you ever get fragrance 'jaded'

    You have a fabulous collection. I have around 30 frags myself, and I don't even have one of yours.
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    Re: Sephora SA goes NUTS

    What an awesome, uplifting story all around. - (sorry I'm a little late to the party, but I'm glad I made it.)
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    Good Life by Davidoff; Aftershave vs EDT

    I have a bottle of Good Life aftershave. I'm trying to decide if I should buy a small bottle of the EDT. My question: how similar is the aftershave to the EDT version? Thanks.
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    Re: What is the "point" of cologne?

    Mostly I wear cologne when I am alone. I try to apply it at least an hour before I plan to mingle. For the sake of others I would like to smell nice in a subtle way. For my own sake, I like the...
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    Re: Where to buy Polo spray cap?

    Maybe you can spray some into an atomizer.
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    Bad smells can give you nightmares

    Thursday, October 02, 2008
    Bad smells can give you nightmares. The opposite is also true. When subjects were exposed to the smell of roses, their dreams were predominantly positive.

    Because our...
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    Re: Just TESTED and PURCHASED Polo Modern Reserve

    I think the name "Modern Reserve" - modern and reserved - explains it all. Modern, less toxic, chemicals, and a reserved, less powerful fragrance.

    I'm looking forward to trying it.
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    Re: versace, jeans line

    Perfect.
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    Re: Chevignon accords

    Just to clarify, the reviews I was referring to were the reviews for Polo Crest. Some of those reviews say that Chevignon is very similar to Polo Crest. But it's important to know what kind of...
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    Re: versace, jeans line

    You guys that like Black Jeans are really hard core. It has to be an acquired taste. I can't imagine someone going to a fragrance bar for the first time and trying Black Jeans and thinking "Wow! This...
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    Re: Chevignon accords

    Thanks for the link. After reading the reviews of Chevignon it was tempting to order a bottle, but I'm glad I saw this thread first so I got the right bottle.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday, 28 Sep 08

    Polo Double Black - yum. It's making me hungry.
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    Re: Your favourite Gendarmes?

    For what it's worth, Gendarme 20 is eau de parfum. In a different thread, it was said to be the parfum version of the original Gendarme edt.
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    Re: Poetic scents

    Wow! This one really stirs the emotions!
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    Re: New Polo Modern Reserve

    The first time I wore it I applied too much to my chest and it took about a week for the itching and redness to dissipate. I even ended up buying a couple of anti-itch lotions.

    The other issues...
  87. Re: What fragrance for a non-religious celibate?

    It was meant to be humorous, not disrespectful.
  88. Thread: Atomizers

    by aeromatic
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    Re: Atomizers

    A great place is http://www.accessoriesforfragrances.com/
    In fact, there was a very recent thread about this place which resulted in me ordering a few atomizers. Sally threw in 5 small plastic...
  89. Re: What fragrance for a non-religious celibate?

    All of the fresh, light scents are suitable. For instance:
    Boss Pure
    Boss XY
    Eau deCartier
    Bulgari Aqua
    Live Jazz
    Gendarme 20
    Paul Smith Story
    Polo/Polo Crest (not exactly light, but I think...
  90. Re: My new blind buys (bill) has me trembling & cold.....is there a Doctor in here!!

    I have over 2 dozen blind buys, so I know what you're talking about. But now, for the first time, I'm waiting on a bunch of samples I just ordered. Really though, buying samples is just another form...
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    Re: Is This Fragrance Suitable For Me?

    DustB,
    I just want to say - Great Answer.

    avfcdamian92,
    Good question. Hang around if you can and you'll gradually get a feel for other frags that you might like. It does take some time.
  92. Re: Yes, I was part of the Posse but what about us threatens the ladies?

    It's not intimidating. It's just not interesting.

    I didn't realize there were so many women participants in the men's forum until I read this thread - and that's a good thing, because it means I...
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    Re: The (lack of) culture around free samples

    Yes. If the SA is getting commissions she is stupid not to give samples of whatever you are interested in. That's what the samples are for. So you'll find something else that you want to buy and...
  94. Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    Excellent. Thank you.
  95. Re: Best Fresh, clean, just out of the shower frag

    I would like to, but where could I get a cheap small bottle or a sample?
  96. Re: Layering with Mugler Cologne and keeping it ''happening'

    I just tried the MC with Polo on top and it's very nice. To my surprise, the MC doesn't get lost, it maintains it's presence and perhaps even dominates for a while. Fascinating. Thanks for the tip.
  97. Re: Use coffee while cooking to improve the aroma

    It just helped improve the cooking smell. It didn't have any affect on the beans or potatoes. Although you do end up with a few very fine grounds that get out of the sachet.
  98. Use coffee while cooking to improve the aroma

    I was cooking beans in a crock pot for several hours and I figured I could improve the aroma by putting some ground coffee into a sachet and throwing that into the pot. It worked great. It should...
  99. Re: Burt's Bees new "Natural" body wash for men may smell too good...

    This sounds interesting.
    The cologne is available on eBay for $26 shipped. Not bad considering the retail price is $25.
    The 8 oz. body wash is also available below the $8 retail price, but it's...
  100. Thread: Polo Green

    by aeromatic
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    Re: Polo Green

    Do you have to contaminate every Polo thread with your negativity? Is it possible you're wrong? Impressions from the past are generally not very accurate. Do you think it's intelligent to insult...
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