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    Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme worth it?

    I got a sample of this and preferred it much more than the original edt. It's not as cloyingly sweet and I found myself scouring the net looking for a cheap bottle. No luck. You're going to pay...
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    Re: For yourself or others?

    More for myself but I consider the situation. Last weekend I attended a wedding (dress casual) and although my first thought was to wear a black linen shirt, I considered the context. I wore LIDGE...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Sensuously naked Alexander resists knickers.

    ROTHK
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    People elocute asininely, kvetching always....

    LIDGE
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    Re: Best Musk

    Agreed. Kiehl's is a straight forward musk. Simple yet complex enough to have you trying to discern the constituent notes. It's clean, classy and evocative. Versatile. You can wear it with a...
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrances?

    I'm disappointed with the two current versions of Ambre Precieux and Interlude Man. Watered down and homogenized to the point where they both smell like mid range notes with no highs or lows. :p
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    Re: shamu1 is back again

    Great! I always loved his reviews and appreciation of cheapies and mid priced classics. Hope he stops by and chats us up a lil. :D
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th March, 2016

    6 sprays of Songe d'un Bois d'Été from a sample! I'm working alone and have a wonderful scent cloud around me. Love it! :D
  9. Re: Sudden pathetic projection with numerous fragrances?

    Well nothing was wasted. I poured what I took out back into his bottle so I didn't throw it away. If it wasn't a road trip where I didn't have to cooped up inside his small car for over eight hours...
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    Re: IMO, the best type of compliment

    Yes, some fragrances at the right time, right place with the right person can be almost supernaturally beautiful.
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    Re: why all the hate for joop?

    I have a small spray sample which I received from a Basenoter unexpectedly. I've worn it a couple of times around my partner but he says it reminds him of a male stripper he met at a guest house in...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2016

    Tsar by Van Cleef & Arpels

    I wore this today even though I don't care for artemisia in fragrances generally and I could detect it in the sample before wearing. Starts out very green and clean,...
  13. Re: Sudden pathetic projection with numerous fragrances?

    4-5 sprays of Tobacco Vanille? ..and neither you nor your friends smell it?

    Do you live alone? Do others have access to your fragrances? I only ask because it's possible someone either...
  14. Re: Yay! Issue with Basenotes Seller resolved

    Great to hear all was resolved beyond your satisfaction. I've had nothing but great experiences on trades, sales and outright gifts with the members here.
  15. Re: How often do you wear the same scent more than one or two days in a row, and which scents?

    I tend to wear fragrances on consecutive days in the summer especially, mainly because I don't have lots of fragrances which will hold up in the hot, humid climate where I live.
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    Re: Jimmy Page LZ fragrance?

    He'd wear RUTHVAH, Aliester Crowley's recipe for a magickal perfume.

    http://www.witchcraftsartisanalchemy.com/ruthvah-aleister-crowleys-elixir-of-love-roll-on-perfume-oil/
  17. Re: What specific fragrances are in different genres?

    This whole Is Cool Water a true aromatic fougere debacle has been going on for a while now. I remember referring to The Guide and someone was telling me Turin was mistaken technically. I really...
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    Re: Pick your favourite aquatic(s)

    I like ADG on another person. I'm thinking of getting a bottle of the Profumo for my partner so I can enjoy it at a distance although he is diggin' the decant of Egoiste I got him recently.

    The...
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    Re: Aventus Gets Better With Age

    Great post!



    They are absolutely serious! :)


    It seems to be the result of a very competitive personality which enjoys defending the honor of inanimate objects on electronic message...
  20. Re: Anyone purchase a bottle of Ambre Sultan recently?

    It got to 87 here and I wore this. The sandalwood came out strong and it's the first I've ever noticed it. I think there might also be a cedar note as I noticed a slight 'pencil shavings' scent. I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th March, 2016

    Ambre Sultan by Lutens
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yJG0DIKVeKU/Tq1637XaBmI/AAAAAAAACSM/3xDbvLprpvA/s1600/IMG_3063e.jpg
  22. Re: What is going on with Serge Lutens ?

    These things are subjecive though reading different websites it does seem this was reformulated, I don't know exactly when but it wasn't recent. Supposedly it was more concentrated and projected...
  23. Re: Who is going to try and "cook up" their own version of Aventus?

    It is more complicated than it seems and the GCs aren't fool proof, there are chemicals similarly composed which could cause a misread. One really must be both a chemist and a talented perfumer to...
  24. Re: Eau Sauvage Extreme (1982/1984 - ?) vs Eau Sauvage Extreme (2010)

    Yeah, it's definitely more herbal and 'dark' it's also pretty long lasting compared to current Eau Sauvage edt. I also find it a bit less sweet and more lavender, like hednic added. I was sent a...
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    Re: New Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash!

    Looks like a winner.
  26. Re: Spraying in your hands and then rubbing on your skin, good application method?

    No doubt! I do this with many fragrances, most recently Ambre Sultan. I find a diffuse application gives the scent greater sillage. You dont waste much fragrance if you lightly wet your hands and...
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    Re: Women and the way they smell

    I personally think of sweet flowers as being distinctly feminine, especially jasmine. I enjoy orange blossom and wear Eau Aimable which uses neroli as it's main note....and I find it entirely...
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    Re: "So bad it's good" fragrances?

    No fragrance which evokes this?:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i217na_Jdh8
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    Re: help with vintage shalimar...

    Is it in the doughnut bottle (of various sizes) with the cylindrical pyramid top? or the 75 ml ribbed bottle? I have two bottle of Shalimar from the 60-70's and they're in these bottles, however...
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    Re: Aventus Gets Better With Age

    Some things are cliche just because they're so true...

    The analogy might not be correct, the metaphors might be mixed but the message is received. :)
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    Re: Aventus Gets Better With Age

    Ok. Hmm. Let's see. Justin Beiber probably has more fans buzzing around his area in most music stores than Pavarotti does.

    Nuff said.
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    Re: Summer lady killer - boat scent

    I'd say ADG. The chicks dig it.



    I agree with you in general however it could come off rather misogynistic to some. ..and I'd say that people are way too sensitive about silly stuff and...
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    Re: Aventus Gets Better With Age

    What a great idea! Like a "distressed" fragrance...the way they do that to furniture and jeans to make them appear well used and give them character.

    ...actually let's not give Creed any ideas. ...
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    Re: Aventus Gets Better With Age

    Great post and I agree on all counts, especially what I put in bold. I think it's the case that people assume something is better when it costs 10x more than something comparable and has a made up...
  35. Re: Has anyone sampled Musc by Molinard Eau de Parfum?

    Yeah, supposedly it smells like nag champa incense which the hippie within finds appealing. I was wondering if the EDP was a stronger, longer lasting version of the EDT. ...and yet, the more I think...
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    Re: "So bad it's good" fragrances?

    Not really Spinal Tap which was a mockumentary and actually really well done for what it was. I'll reference the movies Female Trouble and Pink Flamingos which are characteristic of 'good bad taste'...
  37. Has anyone sampled Musc by Molinard Eau de Parfum?

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Molinard/Musk-Eau-de-Parfum-31837.html

    Has anyone sampled this one? The notes seem very different than the EDT. It was released last year.

    Thanks for any...
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    "So bad it's good" fragrances?

    Are their any fragrances that you think of as so bad they're good.? Something is discordant about the composition which in other combinations would be cloying or 'over the top' but all the elements...
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    Re: Amouage post reformulations

    That's pretty much the experience I had only with Interlude Man. It's almost like a bait and switch. I need at least 6 sprays with the new formula whereas 6 sprays of the sample I had would've been...
  40. Re: Breaking News - I just joined the Azzaro PH Fan Club

    I'm using my sample sparingly as I hope to serendipitously happen upon some one unsuspecting morning pregnant with fate at a nearby Marshall's. I've seen it there a few other times for about $12,99...
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    Re: [NEW] Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdP

    Dude!? You have to at least try Habit Rouge. Chances are you'll hate it but still...just for the reference, to be in on the conversation when it's brought up. I'll send you samples of them! ..and...
  42. Re: DO NOT mention Ebay when shopping in a store.

    Good for you! I love Goodwill! :)

    Thrift shops and second hand stores are notofious for being places where customers change prices on merchandise. Also, since items are priced variably,...
  43. Re: DO NOT mention Ebay when shopping in a store.

    Having worked retail for many years in my youth, this is true unless the laws have changed in the meantime. That's why heads roll when a misprint is made in the newspaper because a business will...
  44. Re: What bottle feels best/worst in your hand?

    lmao!!!
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    Re: [NEW] Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdP

    So everyone hated it so much you couldn't even give it away....sorry but I find this hard to believe. I mean a majority of people not liking it....that's plausible but your story seems embellished...
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    Re: Sexual and Seductive fragrances

    First of all, I never said what you put in bold letters. Perhaps you can imply that from what I said and you'd be correct :) but I just have to point this out.

    I made myself very clear in my...
  47. Re: Help Me Find Something For My Mister

    If he likes citrus/wood fragrances I'd recommend Monsieur Balmain. Look for the frosted yellow cylindrical bottle as the newer formulation is very synthetic. It's a very clean, classy and...
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    Re: [NEW] Guerlain L'Homme Ideal EdP

    I think if you were to wear LIDGE 3-4 times you'd own it. Took me about that many before I started to like it and now I love it and look forward to wearing it. I bought a back up bottle last week...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Only 4 letters again! You'll just have to be mercilessly flogged for hours. :) Since you ended TOES with a period, I'll use the letter P

    Theresa obnoxiously elocuted slam poetry.

    FUDGE
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    Re: Coty Crossmen?

    I'm a huge fan of the illustrious House of Coty. Give it a try!
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    Re: Kiehl's Musk Oil

    ^^^ I'm thinking you may be anosmic to some of the musks used in Kiehl's because my brother says the exact same thing. I recently bought my mom a moisturizer with AA musk in it and he said it...
  52. Re: What fragrance do you wear and enjoy that Basenotes generally looks down on?

    Ginseng NRG by Jovan
    Krishna Musk by Song of India

    Like others in this thread have mentioned, it's not that they're looked down on, it's that they're never discussed.
  53. Re: Your pick for "best doctor's appointment frag"

    Agree! ...although last year about this time I had jury duty and did a search to see if anyone had started a "Jury Duty Fragrance" thread and sure enough there was at least one. I went with Eau...
  54. Re: Perry Ellis Oud Vetiver Absolute Concentree Royale

    Perry Ellis is the new reverse snobbery. I love it!
  55. Re: How much more do you value a "statement maker" than an "everyday workhorse" scent ?

    Ok, now I understand the question better. I have mental block with math sometimes.

    I have rationalized that by purchasing a statement maker, I will use it less and since they tend to be...
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    Re: Off-Topic

    I'm a huge pet fan as well! :) They're fascinating and I treasure their friendship :)

    This cracked me up! :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1kTZRcKZ6Y
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    Re: About olfactory fatigue

    I noticed with my recent purchase of Ambre Sultan that I could smell it for about 5 minutes and then I had to put my nose right up to where I'd applied it. On a warmer day here I noticed my body...
  58. Re: How much more do you value a "statement maker" than an "everyday workhorse" scent ?

    My situation is like anyone who lives in a climate which is hot and humid about 8 months out of the year, there are only 4-5 months we can wear many scents. The bulk of my workhorses are summer...
  59. Re: Guess the fragrance by the picture - part 4?

    It's Andy Warhol but I'm not sure of the fragrance
  60. Re: Guess the fragrance by the picture - part 4?

    Ding Ding! We have a winner! Here's the commercial! The scent of women's liberation!! :) So campy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q0P94wyBYk
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    Re: Sexual and Seductive fragrances

    LBI, I understand what you're saying and I probably latched onto one thing you said as if that were your whole point. Sometimes this kind of thing happens on the internet. However, I must show that...
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    Re: New from Texas

    Sorry to hear about your financial crisis. We can still manage to smell good with decants and knowledge of well executed 'cheapies'.

    Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Newbie from Italy

    Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Fun fragrance

    Eau De Bubblegum by the House of Mumsy - I spray this into my beard to conserve it so it's more of a personal fun fragrance. Very mood lifting and nostalgic. Hit Mumsy up (I hope she doesn't mind...
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    Re: Fun fragrance

    oops. double posting
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    Re: Montale - OUDMAZING

    This does sound nice despite the name. I want to sample a bunch of Montale's especially Blue Amber, Black Musk, Black Oud and Full Incense.
  67. Re: Guess the fragrance by the picture - part 4?

    Nope, I'm not sure if this commercial was international. I remember seeing this on television and in print as well.
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    Re: Sexual and Seductive fragrances

    Maybe actually doing something that deserves a real compliment so you can take an actual ownership of the compliment. Perhaps she's complimenting your taste, if that's important to you or makes you...
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    Re: Bleu de chanel not really amazing

    So what's the verdict? Is Bleu de Chanel officially "Not Really Amazing"?
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    Re: Sexual and Seductive fragrances

    I think it might be over hyped but I do enjoy it...if it were, let's say...made by Halston and it cost $40 a bottle, it would still have it's admirers (like me :) ) who love a good musk and who adore...
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    Re: Fleur du Male - Layering

    I know what you mean. I was sent a sample of this last week and at first I loved it which was easy to predict because one of my favorite notes is the earthy citrus of petitgrain. The problem with...
  72. Re: Fragrances you love/enjoy, but you're not sure where or when to wear them? or are scared to?

    I can't think of anything I wouldn't wear that I like. If I liked Leather Oud I'd wear it pretty much anywhere and adjust the amount I wore. I notice Songe d'un Bois d'Ete has a similar 'dirty'...
  73. Re: Want to bring attention/hype to any fragrances that aren't commonly mentioned here? Come on in!

    Eau De Bubblegum by Basenotes Member Mumsy.

    I know she's tweaking it and playing with the formula but it's already a beautiful, fun,well crafted fragrance! Hit her up if you're curious. It's...
  74. Re: Can anyone confirm that Midnight in Paris is indeed discontinued?

    Anyone who is anyone knows that the fragrance companies create these rumors when sales are lagging so as to motivate dedicated patrons to purchase another bottle (whether they need it or not). It's...
  75. Re: Guess the fragrance by the picture - part 4?

    I'll go! This is an oldie but goodie!

    http://yesterdaysperfume.typepad.com/.a/6a010535dc5a78970b014e610e4f79970c-320wi...
  76. Re: What fragrance(s) do you want, but you keep putting it off for whatever reason?

    LIDG
    Guerlain L'Homme L'Eau Boisée
    Black - Comme des Garcons
    Eau Noire

    I think I saw someone splitting Eau Noire here for about $2.70 per ml. A 10 ml decant of that and a 75 ml bottle of...
  77. Re: Do Women and Gay Men have better noses?

    I was watching an episode of the show Brain Games with my partner earlier and they did a segment on how (in general) men are more visually attracted to mates while women tend to rely on their sense...
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    Re: Sexual and Seductive fragrances

    I don't find bottle fragrances to be sexy. Nor does a man I love wearing a scent give it a sexual impression to me after a time. The scent of skin, nothing too raunchy but say..my partner's...
  79. Re: So i just got Pure Tonka in the mail and.....

    What's the projection/longevity/sillage like?
  80. Re: Fragrances you love/enjoy, but you're not sure where or when to wear them? or are scared to?

    I guess I can see the appeal (in VIW) as a potent scent memory. It evokes the times we're enjoying the water and the sand, getting vitamin D, people watching, maybe working on a buzz with a Pina...
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    Re: An Amouage Experience

    It's not the artemisia which is the note in common with these two because there's not a drop of artemisia in Interlude Man (thank goodness!). I think the notes they share (other than the incense)...
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    Re: An Amouage Experience

    The strong artemisia note in Memoir Man prevents me from enjoying it and it's pretty much an artemisia bomb with some incense/smokey notes which emerge far into the drydown that are also used in...
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    Re: Cannibale by Serge Lutens?

    You'd think Lutens would be above all that gimmicky stuff. Too many people lap that crap up or else he wouldn't be serving it, apparently.

    "Darling, I'm only wearing the finest in hard to...
  84. Re: Guess the fragrance by the picture - part 4?

    I forgot about this game!

    Is it a Calvin Klein fragrance? I remember my first partner had a CK poster framed of a model sunning himself and it looks like it could've been from the same photo...
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    Re: Love at first sniff??

    ^^ It was for me as well. Very bold and complex fragrance.

    I forgot to add my 'love at first smell' fragrances. I only listed LIDGE as one I had to warm up to. Ok, here's my list:

    Interlude...
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    Re: The Italian Job

    Don't forget about food! :)
  87. Re: Your favorite Christian Dior niche fragrance ?

    Eau Noire
  88. Re: Anyone purchase a bottle of Ambre Sultan recently?

    Luckily I don't. I do get that with Jaipur pour Homme so I know what you're talking about.
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    Re: Mom wears aventus

    https://i.imgflip.com/1089u9.jpgvia Imgflip Meme Maker
  90. Re: Anyone purchase a bottle of Ambre Sultan recently?

    I got my bottle yesterday and I'm very pleased with my purchase.

    I noticed while I was doing some manual work that it reactivates with sweat and now I can see why some reviews online say it's...
  91. Re: Solicited some girls opinions on several popular frags today ... their feedback inside

    Oh yes, because gay men traditionally have a negative relationship with women even though their best friends are usually heterosexual females who they go out of their way to lift up and bolster. ...
  92. Re: Can You Help Me Find The Name Of This Perfume?!

    That's what I was thinking.

    http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aaen_prd/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-lancome-master-catalog/default/dwb36fec03/3147758034905_1.0OZ_TRESOREDPSPRAY_2013.JPG
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    Re: Kiehl's Musk Oil

    It lasts about 6 hours on my skin and it doesn't project very much. You could easily layer it with the edt. The rollerball is a good idea as I find this oil hard to apply and end up getting more...
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    Re: looking for some bold fragrances.

    http://cdn.meme.am/instances2/500x/4605525.jpg
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    Re: looking for some bold fragrances.

    Interlude Man - Amouage
    Eau Noire - Dior
    Eau Sauvage Parfum
    Dark Aoud - Montale
    L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme (LIDGE)
    Black - Comme Des Garcons
    Songe d’Un Bois d’Ete- Guerlain
    Jaipur -...
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    Re: Love at first sniff??

    L'Instant De Guerlain Extreme or LIDGE. From an underwhelming 'eh' in January to me buying a back up bottle for like $41.50 shipped two days ago. Rumor has it that there's a bottle change coming...
  97. Re: Do Women and Gay Men have better noses?

    To be honest, with all the assumptions that have been made about me personally because I'm a gay male, I don't find the original posting at all trollish (at least not purposefully :) )

    I moved...
  98. Re: Do Women and Gay Men have better noses?

    Like I said in an earlier post, I think it's because women and gay men have more of an interest in doing these things well and not because they possess a special aptitude.
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Perfume engenders raunchy styled ubiquity

    LZMAP
  100. Re: Do Women and Gay Men have better noses?

    ? What's racist about this thread?

    I see it could be a legitimate question for someone and not a deliberate troll tactic. It's a touchy question to ask in today's PC climate but I think we've...
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