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    Re: Favourite niche house and why

    mine clearly is penhaligon's, even if the story and the dates about hammam and bendheim bouquet, which are also my favorite scents by that house are nothing more than a big lie, but threre are so...
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    Re: What is the classic American scent?

    @ good life

    what a sweet avatar... where can i get it?

    @ zz

    *LOL*
  3. Thread: winter scent?

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    Re: winter scent?

    my winter choice is mostly jicky edp
  4. Re: Why is the same oil a base, heart, and head note?

    *LOL*...thank you for this!
  5. Re: Why is the same oil a base, heart, and head note?

    absolutely right! those pyramids make me laugh quite often... i discovered here at basenotes, that since a couple of years they added "iris" and a bit longer ago "tonka" to the list, wheras earlier...
  6. Re: Why is the same oil a base, heart, and head note?

    right! let me explain that in more depth while taking jasmine as the examle:
    the absolute, or a synthetic jasmine base, modeled on the natural product affects only the middle note, but if you add...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    he, concerning frags that make you feel sick, i forgot to mention

    EGOISTE

    even it i admire it in a way for it's "fresh topnote" is not relaying on citrus, but on methyl salicylate which gives...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    think of pernod or any other pastis, turkish raki or sambucca.. that the smell of anise...
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    Re: What is the classic American scent?

    sorry, but jockey-club is as british as it can be! in the 19th century really EVERY english perfumer or hair-dresser made his own!
    ok, it's rather a female scent, but i always found giorgio very...
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    Re: all hail palisander

    he, guys, let me frankly admit my absolute comme des garcons addiction here, which i do have quite long... since about 1984!.... but the frags... hm....i remember well when rei brought out her first...
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    Re: What is the classic American scent?

    ARAMIS
  12. Re: HaLLoWeEn † Which scent would you take to the grave?

    bal à versailles... (vintage, of course:cool: )
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    he, tv... interesting what you write about your bad reaction on several scents! my ex-boyfriend had just the same, concerning headache, nausea, etc. ... also with exactly the same frags!
    we came...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    westwood's boudoir, for sure...
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    Re: What ingredient makes a scent smell powdery

    cp, please do belive me: no frag after 1950 without one or several ionones.. don't belive in creed's lies (thats what it is, sorry i didn't want to desillusionate you, but it's a fact!)
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    Re: What ingredient makes a scent smell powdery

    oh, yes, i forgot tonka which is pure coumarin mostly...
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    Re: What ingredient makes a scent smell powdery

    he rick, i don't know what folks told you, but it's nonesense! did they refer perhaps to mumia (also written with mm!), that pigment used by the great old masters of painting for brownish hues? it...
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    Re: Your most drastic note changing scent?

    he king, what can i say then... today, nearly all frags are belonging to that "linear type", what means that they show the same odor picture from the begining 'til the end... and we get used to...
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    Re: Your most drastic note changing scent?

    damn!... i read ya' thread starter not attentive enough, i thought it was about frags being changed by the industry over the years... but you're rather refering to the to the changement in a perfume...
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    Re: Your most drastic note changing scent?

    i just said it in another thread: hammam bouquet, which ironically since then they call "the original"... the 2nd is the formerly very beautiful vetiver by guerlain... first they chaged it due to...
  21. Re: --American Mojo: Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren--

    is it, really now? that must be the reason, that they changed my beloved hammam bouquet just to the point, that it became another perfume...
    but happily, formula had been published in the 1930...
  22. Thread: Picture this...

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    Re: Picture this...

    sorry, for interfering, but antheus is extremely storng with a very pronounced leather aspect to it due to "artistic quinoline-odee" to me ists a frag that should combine well with your personal...
  23. Thread: Picture this...

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    Re: Picture this...

    :cool: or,... give the cologne of monsieur amies a try, if it still exsists... att his shoppe...
  24. Thread: Picture this...

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    Re: Picture this...

    the same, i wear:):hammam bouquet (vintage), no 88 by czech & speake, guerilla deux by comme des garcons... give it a try at dover street...
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    Re: the OS website is a hoot

    *LOL* i agree: zero sex-appeal for tripp...
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    Re: Does any Men wear Womens frags?

    ]i never cared about the gender-determination of a given scent. and of course i wear bal a versailles![/FONT][/SIZE]
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    take for example jasmine: the absolute is clearly a material that affects the heart of a perfume but there are many jasmine smelling materials acting either as a top, middle or even base note...
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    Re: Finaly tried Gaultier 2

    bottle no 20 already???... dear col, you shock me deeply!
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    Re: What would ZZ Top wear ?

    rrright! :wink:
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    Re: What would ZZ Top wear ?

    yeah, very beautiful, indeed :D
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    Re: What would ZZ Top wear ?

    hi, zz, i do completely agree with pluran, and would further add the smell of sweat, that's what i think, rock 'n roll is smelling... but all right... if i understood you right, it is rather the...
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    Re: Your thoughts on Gucci Envy

    one thing is clear - envy revolves around an agarwood material, i am quite surprised, that no one mentioned that before! here it clearly is "oud base" by firmenich. i can't see no other connection...
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    Re: What to get a Wiccan

    let her try czech&speake no. 88 or comme des garcons guerilla2
  34. Thread: I quit.

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    Re: I quit.

    oh-oh...:rolleyes:
  35. Thread: I quit.

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    Re: I quit.

    hey, zz! unnecessary reaction from that snake-guy! i can't wait to read that review.:D
  36. Thread: No.5 for men?

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    Re: No.5 for men?

    and again....

    eau sauvage

    vetiver guerlain

    and until the end of the 1970's... pino silvestre
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    Re: who is the best custom perfumer around?

    hey zztopp may i join you with:D ...
  38. Thread: Bay Rum?

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    Re: Bay Rum?

    hey guys, bay rum isn't a frag to last on you, but a tonic mainly for the hair just to get that kick of freshness when it's hot!
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    Re: Oldest men's fragrance still in production

    creed royal english leather COULD NEVER BE 1805!!! i already posted on that subject in detail...

    with no doubt, the oldest fragance still in production is indeed the classical eau de cologne...
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    Re: visit this site you will like it

    indeed, rather strange and not very original!
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    Re: Okay... So What Do The Girls Like?

    hey, cause=time, it seems that it dosn't matter, if this subject is already discussed a thousand times before, every time a thread dealing with that matter is posted, is seems to atract a lot of...
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    Re: Is Gendarme manly?

    G like the j in john, EN like the un in under, DAR as in darling,ME like meadow or you can drop the E entirely; that's up to you! "gendarme" is an old tern for a kind of police agent, it's literal...
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    Re: clive christian is a disgrace

    You're absolutely right, joel!
  44. Thread: Help! :(

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    Re: Help! :(

    hm hm, a cologne that will get the chicks and the ladies on you... try chergui. i didn't knew it 'til today and i must say, i'm convinced...
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    Re: Is Gendarme manly?

    hey guys what do you think:

    there was always one big obstacle for me in approaching those scents: THEIR NAME. i kwow this may be stupid or/and narrow-minded, but i couldn't imagine a name as...
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    Re: clive christian is a disgrace

    i couldn't agree more!

    LET'S ALL HATE THAT TASTELESS PERFUME IGNORAMUS CLIVE CHRISTIAN!
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    Re: Guys: Perfume Advice for 15-year-old Girl

    this IS the perfect choice for a girl of your age par exellence!!!
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    Re: Homemade fragrance hits and misses

    @ eliabund:

    hm... i've never heard the word layering/to layer in that context, but ok...

    i'm glad that you mention the importance of making solutions for the hobby-perfumer who unlikely would...
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    Re: Homemade fragrance hits and misses

    BE CAREFUL: even if anise is often mentioned in those perfume pyramids, it does not necessarily mean that it is the eo that went into that particular perfume! in your ylang-anise ratio, the ylang...
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    Re: Interested in the "idea" side of fragrance creation

    @ czesc:

    no doubt, that this could be a nice perfume, but think again about the placing your ingredients into the pyramid... and be careful, very careful with the costus,
    'cause it smells like...
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    Re: Anyone have their own custom Creed?

    much more: ... 10l !!!
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    Re: Orange Blossom for men?

    i agree very much, GIL...
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    Re: Why Do You Like Terre D'Hermes?

    my question afer having read your post and never had the opportunity of smelling TERRE D'HERMES:does it contain any of the rose oxides???...
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    Re: Major Cologne Storage Warning

    well, scente, this the way to store perfumes for archive purposes, implying that their perfumes REMAIN THERE UNDER A GIVEN STABLE TEMPERATURE, in even more important COMPLETELY FILLED CONTAINERS. if...
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    Re: Scents you wear to impress

    ok, sam, let's face it:


    Best cologne to impress on a date with spouse or significant other?
    ---my own flowery-woody fougère


    Best cologne to impress when you are in an office setting?...
  56. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fridge Storage Shelf-Life?

    here again, the solution is: NITROGEN-BLANKET!!!
  57. Thread: Is tonka toxic?

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    Re: Is tonka toxic?

    THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THIS RIGHT!!!
  58. Thread: Just saying hey

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    Re: Just saying hey

    HAALLOOO...
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    Re: Major Cologne Storage Warning

    what has happened to your cologne is not so strange and uncommon as it may sound; but, nevertheless, it is a thing that should not happen to a mass-market fragrance that has been tested on stability...
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    Re: Cant find the right frag...need help ASAP

    thank you, sandy for posting that, but when asking for frag advise, mentioning sexual preferences [I]could[I] be important depending on for what reason you want to wear perfume...
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    Re: Anyone have their own custom Creed?

    Your information is absolutely correct in every aspect of it!!!
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    Re: Orange Blossom for men?

    i second no. 127 by floris. at least, if it still smells like it did, when i bought my last bottle of it in about 1986. to my opinion its a love-or-hate frag because of the strong tonkin-musc...
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    Re: What are the powder ingredients

    I couldn't disagree more strongly. Frankincense smells nothing like baby powder.


    of course, of course, you're 100%ly right!! olibanum resin is certainly a very green smelling ingredient! but...
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    Re: What are the powder ingredients

    i know what you mean. sure certain oakmosses are powdery or show powdery aspects. but sorry, that i do insist strong powdery effects need that methyl-ionone, nitro/poly-musk and vanilla-accord!
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    Re: Cant find the right frag...need help ASAP

    gucci's envy could perhaps be the perfect match for you
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    Re: What are the powder ingredients

    I wore a sample of Creed Original Santal today. My wife and daughter immediately go, "too powdery". They said that about Yerbamate and I love that scent.

    So what ingredients should I look for...
  67. Thread: Lavendar

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    Re: Lavendar

    i'm surprized and quite happy to see that all those nice lavenders, or more correctly, all those fougeres and chypres with a high content in lavender smelling materials attract that much attention...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, 5. August

    having no doubts about it today:

    ROSE by CZECH & SPEAKE
  69. Thread: Lavendar

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    Re: Lavendar

    Caron Pour Un Homme is lavender, lavender, and more lavender
    at the beginning. The baby powder starts soon afterward. It
    can be a very comforting scent as long as the powder doesn't
    overpower...
  70. Thread: shiseido basala

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    Re: shiseido basala

    oh yes, i had a sample until a couple of months ago:

    a very well made scent, elegant and unobstrusive. to further class it, its a classical men's fougere with a high amount of cedarwood...
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    Re: 1000th post and fav 70's scent!

    for i never did and would like that period when i was a child, 'cause dreadful architecture, dreadful furniture design and dreadful fashion!!! but anyway, after having a look in our directory i found...
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    Re: Any Estee Lauder fans?

    youth dew to me is a masterpiece! only few perfumes have that much "britishness" in them!

    let me quote from PERFUMERY, PRACTICE AND PRINCIPLES by CALKIN & JELLINEK:

    "although as much criticized...
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    oh, let me add the most dreadful of them all:

    BOUDOIR by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
  74. Thread: Funny Odeur 53!

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    Re: Funny Odeur 53!

    even if i have the utmost apreciation for the work of comme des garcons and my beloved rei-san, their fragrances disapointed me from the very first, even if their package is absolutely great and...
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    Re: Caswell-Massey and Floris

    quite often already i do agree with you, laurent!

    it's just the same i like most when it comes to the old house of floris!
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    Re: Interested in the "idea" side of fragrance creation

    Hi. I'm interested in the idea side of fragrance creation, which means that I come up with an idea for a fragrance, I go through a long list of notes and write down the notes that best fit the...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 4 August

    blenheim bouquet or caron puh, depends on weather!
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    Re: Daytime colognes for college?

    [quote=Ryuker]Well I'd perfer sexy over un-obstrusive....

    then try a whiff of gaultier le male...
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    Re: Sexiest frag for HOT HOT HOT weather!!

    being very pale, dark haired and gay let me tell from my experience the old bouquet malmaison by floris, sparingly applied was alway big success:p
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    Re: What smells like a Gentleman's Club?

    of course, laurent, together with penhaligon's lords!
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    Re: Let's get Medieval

    L'eau by Diptyque is supposedly made from a 16th century formula- this should be the closest thing to a medieval scent, perhaps, though I've yet to try it myself.
    i've just read, that
    - hungary...
  82. Thread: Lavendar

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    Re: Lavendar

    don't let us forget here
    chanel pour monsieur
    even if it's a bit too andehydic to my taste!
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    Re: Daytime colognes for college?

    what is really wearable at college would be also
    touch by burberry's, a beautiful subtle violet/iso e frag that would underline your image of being sophisticated and soigné
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    but, franchement, couldn't a piss-note be sexy sometimes? e.g. wasnt it just that piss-note in chanel' no.5, original formula that made it a sexy frag???
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    Re: Sniffin...Pecksniff...peck one out

    i think its a fake-old-house!
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    Re: New: Paul Smith Story.

    whats the shit is mineral amber???
  87. Thread: 5* Frags

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    Re: 5* Frags

    bal a versailles (even its a female frag)

    hammam bouquet

    no. 88

    mouchoir de monsieur

    caron pour un homme
  88. Thread: Lavendar

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    Re: Lavendar

    me too, i like those classical lavender frags. the seem always the best choice when one is not quite sure about what to wear for a certain occasion. but, not only then, of course!

    1: mouchoir de...
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    *lol* didn't thought about it:D
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    all linear FRUITY PERFUMES. they are an aberration and should be abandoned in al fine fragrance applications. full stop
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    i agree on samsara Beeh!!
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    who made, sold the absolute of oakmoss, you own? until now i've encountered perhaps 20-20 different natural oakmoss products. only lower or "cut" products had actually those stale piss, acrid sour...
  93. Thread: Do you like Tolu?

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    Re: Do you like Tolu?

    the raw ingredient, you mean? on its own, i never liked it that much because besides its extreme sweetness it also has sour acrid, sweaty aspects in it which can be rather disgusting. peru balm would...
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    Re: Let's get Medieval

    Oh, i see, its that kind of medieval you mean...then give a try to nikos sculpture, a green balsamic scent revolving around coniferous, resinous materials. a very beautiful perfume my BF wears it...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 4 August

    Yes,a very beautiful scent indeed!
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    Re: Tried Rive Gauche and Kouros today...

    no, zztopp, i can not agree oakmoss absolutes and/or resins are clearly not responsible for that! it rather is the oakmoss-smelling material evernyl! e.g. this pee-tone also exists in elite by...
  97. Thread: Bay Rum

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    Re: Bay Rum

    many so-called "bay rums" didn't contain rum at all, funny isn't it? the problem by using rum as your sole alcohol is its too low alcohol strength! by diluting your eos with it you will get a cloudy...
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    Sticky: Re: Primer on How to Make Perfume (in progress)

    hi, stallion! let me make one remark to your primer on mesuring: when counting drops you MUST dilute your materials beforehand, also assuming that you will use liquids as well as solid, cristaline,...
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    Re: Got my Comme des Garcons Series- reviews

    he, beauty, if it is yourself depicted, tomorrow i will make a trip to cologne for the guerilla store there, being a hardcore comm devotee since 1984, it'll be a pleasure for me to review them after...
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    Re: CdG Red shop and CdG Parfums Paris

    hm, i don't if i got it right about fake comme wallets, but i can assure you the genuine ones do say "made in spain" even if the very first ones were "made in japan"!
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