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    Re: Mugler Cologne - why can't I smell it!?

    Its a great light fragrance when its the absolute peak of summer/flaming June
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    Re: That one note that kills it for you...

    -Suede
    -raw patchouli
    -too much Civet
    -extremely smoky incense
    -Narcissus/night blooming flowers in womens fragrance
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    Re: Seeking masculine Fruity, but not too sweet

    Kilian - Straight to Heaven

    Top Notes: Martinican rum absolute, dried fruits accord,
    Middle Notes: Javanese nutmeg oil, hedione, cedarwood, Indonesian patchouli oil,
    Base Notes: Ambergris,...
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    Re: Dior - J'Adore. Pear-based fragrances for men

    Creed's Pure White/Original Cologne is an amazing pear fragrance!
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    Re: Which fragrance for beach feelings?

    Tom Ford - Lavender Palm! instantly transports you to white sands and palm trees
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 29, 2013

    Hi Jack, have you tried Prelude to Love by Kilian? It also has Amalfi Lemons, its beautiful!


    Feeling like Neroli today, Jo Malone - Orange Blossom

    http://i47.tinypic.com/2aalgki.jpg
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    Re: Creed And The Hype ?

    Creed is a toady to state power, and the marketing revolves around some of the worst figures who lived off taxpayer exploitation.

    Objectively, the end result however is consistently very good, so...
  8. Re: Finally pulled the trigger and bought a bottle of MJ Bang.

    yup, that's the best part :)
  9. Re: Fragrances that you have a change of heart with

    Kilian Pure Oud - at first it smelled like rubber tires, and was very VERY disappointed. Tried it later on and experienced the full drydown and it was amazing. Easily the most fancy and expensive...
  10. Re: i want to purchase an expensive fragrance... Black Afgano or Jubilation XXV?

    Jubilation XXV, although there are much better 'expensive' choices out there

    and thank goodness for all the validation in this thread that the much talked about Black Afghano is really not very...
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    Re: What Chanel is the best for which occasion?

    1. The office - Platinum Egoiste, it's very classy

    2. A date - Egoiste, the basenotes of Vanilla and Sandalwood are very date friendly

    3. A hot day in the city/summer scent - Allure Homme...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 15th, 2013

    Neroli Sauvage

    http://i49.tinypic.com/e2e52.jpg


    and rough tests of new samples on fingers:

    Bond No. 9 - Scent of Peace (4.25/5)
    Bond No. 9 - Montauk (4.25/5)
    Bond No. 9 - High Line (3/5)
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Straight to Heaven = Straight to the top 10! INSTANTLY

    ___________________

    Its also very similar to Spice and Wood

    By Kilian - Straight to Heaven

    Martinican rum absolute, Dried fruits...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 11th, 2013

    By Kilian - Pure Oud (cautionary note: do not blind buy this one!)

    http://i49.tinypic.com/n2d9pc.jpg
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    Re: 1 Fragrance you can't live without.

    No Platinum Egoiste = Super sad face
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    Re: What do you smell a lot in Seattle?

    "What do you smell a lot in Seattle?"

    COFFEE
  17. Re: Men's Sample Pass Reviews Only-Readers and Comments Welcome!

    Some super fast impressions of Jo Malone samples:

    Nectarine Blossom & Honey - 5/5
    Amber & Lavender - 4.75/5
    Sweet Lime & Cedar - 4/5
    Wild Bluebell - 4/5
    Vanilla & Anise - 3.75/5
    Grapefruit -...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, March 9, 2013

    finally found something similar to cK - Obsession but slightly better: Jo Malone - Amber & Lavender

    http://i50.tinypic.com/o5uqzt.jpg
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    WHOOOA :shocked: Orange Spice is discontinued if I am not mistaken. Congrats!!
  20. Re: Looking for single-note colognes, esp. orange (like Demeter but w/ better projection and longevi

    agreed, while doing the daily flavour of the day sample at work, everyone unanimously disliked that fragrance lol
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

    Selection Verte
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2013

    13x By Kilian samples
    11x Jo Malone samples
    5x Bond No. 9 samples
    20x Frederic Malle samples
    14x Tom Ford samples
  23. Re: If you had to choose 3 colognes to wear for the rest of your life....

    Millesime Imperial
    Platinum Egoiste
    Pure White/Original Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, March 4th, 2013

    need something uplifting for the Mondays

    http://i46.tinypic.com/mre7hy.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, March 3, 2013

    http://i47.tinypic.com/282etzq.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 1, 2013

    Grey Vetiver
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite neroli/orange blossom?

    Ok, Chanel - Eau de Cologne will now have to be moved to high priority to try!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, March 1, 2013

    http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/7245/tom20ford20for20men2012.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 28, 2013

    Tom Ford - Extreme, FANTASTIC Plum + Dark notes combo

    http://i47.tinypic.com/308jrc3.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    Feel like smelling like rum today

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2s5xqhv.jpg
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    Re: Noirdrakkar Reviews Erolfa by Creed

    double post
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    Re: Noirdrakkar Reviews Erolfa by Creed

    Agreed, it's beautiful.

    ...I wonder if people are wearing it in the summer or some other time?
  33. Re: What are your most regrettable fragrance purchases thus far ???

    Antaeus - yeah that was not a good idea without throughly going through at least one sample vial first

    Mugler Cologne - a great fragrance, just wasn't as great as its reputation
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    Re: Millésime Imperial vs. Bois Du Portugal

    Have them both, I would say MI

    -MI has the better opening and Bdp has the better drydown.
    -MI is softer and unisex, Bdp is not
    -MI is a conversation piece and a unique object of fascination, not...
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    Re: Jumping into Bond

    My 3 favorite bonds are:

    1. Signature - Females absolutely LOVE it. Tonka is babe magnet to begin with but the way its done here is amazing.
    2. I <3 NY for Him
    3. Brooklyn
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    Poll: Re: What's wrong with BOIS DU PORTUGAL?

    It's ok for the most part but the vetiver + ambergris drydown is amazing!
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    Re: SOTD; Monday, February 25th, 2013

    I <3 NY For Him - did not notice it until recently but the subtle leather note gives is great longevity for a light sporty fragrance

    http://i49.tinypic.com/14p73k.jpg
  38. Thread: Creed epicea

    by aquatic
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    Re: Creed epicea

    This is the only fragrance that I could recreate with essential oils.. Bergamot, Pine, Lavender and Clove.. that's it!
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    Re: Best aquatic???

    As per username and trying anything that's in a blue bottle:

    Lacoste Essential and Erolfa
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, February 24, 2013

    http://i47.tinypic.com/jkxhfm.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 23, 2013

    Creed's Original Cologne! It's a dream :engel017:
  42. Poll: Re: Dior Homme Sport 2012 vs Chanel ALLURE HOMME ÉDITION BLANCHE

    Owned DHS and own Allure Edition Blanche, DHS is linear and a fairly standard fragrance. Edition Blanche however is multi-faceted, unique and smells like big $$ niche grade quality.
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    22 fast Bond No. 9 Reviews!!

    All right here we go!

    http://i49.tinypic.com/2n9ho5g.jpg


    Format:

    NAME / RATING
    MAIN NOTES
  44. Re: Creed Spice and Woods available for purchase!!!

    I like S&W, instead of the Pineapple + Oakmoss from Aventus, you have Apple + Oakmoss. Smells like big $$ money too.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, November 10, 2011

    Silver Mountain Water

    http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/5708/nd472.jpg
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    A visual representation of the notes used in OS, sometimes this helps to really get a good handle on a fragrance.

    http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/3690/62456239.gif
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    This is a Creed that's completely Vegan! No Ambergris or Musk. Other Vegan Creeds are Windsor, Epicea and Royal Scottish Lavender.
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    Re: Creed Original Santal

    After countless days of bothering people at work everyday with samples, I can tell what's good and what people like from their expressions regardless of what they say in words about that fragrance....
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    Re: YSL Kouros - First Impressions

    If you don't Kouros, you probably won't like anything else with Civet in it!
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    Re: Oils you should try to find in Morocco?

    d'oh! Oh well, Africa is still good for Frankincense oils. If I remember correctly, Somalian Frankincense is one of the best in the world.
  51. Re: Turn your Swag on. What is your most unisex Frag you can pull of with Confidence.

    Hmmm, was always under the impression that it was feminine, as listed in the directory, but it could be unisex as well!

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26125725.html
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    Re: Oils you should try to find in Morocco?

    The Middle East is great for Oud and Frankincense oils
  53. Re: Turn your Swag on. What is your most unisex Frag you can pull of with Confidence.

    Black Orchid, also coincidentally my SOTE

    http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3430/tomfordblackorchid30257.jpg
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    Re: YSL Kouros - First Impressions

    First impression: Cheap laundry detergent
    Drydown: An awesome Tonka and Vanilla! (both notes are babe magnets too)
  55. Re: Survey - Which fragrance smells closest to literal feces?

    A fragrance for women, Magie Noire! http://www.basenotes.net/ID10212059.html

    Top Note: Blackcurrant, Hyacinth, Bergamot, Raspberry
    Middle Note: Honey, Tuberose, Narcissus, Rose Oriental
    Base...
  56. Re: Your "go to" when you absolutely have to impress?

    GIT goes to bat for crucial big moment stuff like job interviews, etc.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense Is The GREATEST FRAGRANCE OF ALL TIME

    all right now I'll finally *have* to try this DHI stuff lol
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, November 5, 2011

    Put on Aventus, but forgot the 2 sprays of Kouros I sprayed 14 hours ago was still going strong. Will try Aventus again after a good scrubbing!!
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    Re: My fragrance travel system

    The Travalo atomizers are very nice as well, very fast no mess! http://us.travalo.com/
  60. Poll: Re: Which would you buy: Creed Original Vetiver vs. Loewe Esencia

    OV has the same two notes in the dry down as GIT, Mysore Sandalwood and Ambergris. Except instead of GIT's Violet Leaves you have Vetiver. The drydown of OV is amazing.
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    Re: Best of the Polo bunch

    The Mango note in Black and Double Black are awesome, either of those would be great. On other Polos, the Chocolate note in Big Pony #2 and the Pineapple note in the old Polo Sport are incredible.
  62. Thread: My compliments

    by aquatic
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    Re: My compliments

    The Dreamer!
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    Re: Uplifting Fragrance

    Chances are anything with Grapefruit in it will be uplifting.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3rd November 2011

    SOTE: time for some Civet and Tonka!

    http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/4410/711985035.jpg
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    Re: Best ouds to looks into?

    just tried M7 for the first time today, and yes it's a great oud!


    Bond No. 9's Signature is also very good: http://www.bondno9.com/shop/eau-de-parfum/downtown/view/bond-no-9-signature-perfume
  66. Re: Creed Royal Delight vs Creed Silver Mountain Water

    SMW is the better fragrance, but I'd get RD because it might be or is discontinued
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    Re: Original Vetiver - First Thoughts

    MC and OV is similar at the start but OV dries down to Florentine Iris, Mysore Sandalwood and Ambergris. MC just fades away.
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    Re: Why do we wear less than *5 star frags?

    Not a blind buyer, so anything that's in a bottle is 5 stars.

    Countless less than 5* samples though :)
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    Re: Best and worst customer service

    The Holt Renfew at Yonge & Bloor in Toronto give me lots of carded samples as well as fresh decants with vials they have on hand *EVERY TIME*, as well as being very knowledgeable! :thumbup:
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    Re: Least synthetic smelling Mugler fragrance

    we have to be careful, as long complex chemistry at the boxes could just be natural compounds.

    For example posts #6 and 7:
    ...
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    Re: November tomorrow...

    LOL!!

    This winter it'll be Prada Amber PH
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    Re: Prada Amber Intense

    If you like CK Obsession or if you like the note Myrrh, you will like it!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 31, 2011

    +1!

    In a stressful situation today, so I'm wearing DHS for the Linalool (main lavender compound)
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    Re: Your Most Esteemed "Nose"

    Oliver Creed for both MI and GIT

    http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/4512/001portraitofoliviercre.jpg
  75. Re: I still don't know what oud smells like after trying many kinds of oud in fragrance and pure oud

    natural oud is highly variable

    When distilling oud oil or any other essential oil, not all the aromatic compounds that are present in the agarwood come out at the same rate. Certain compounds are...
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    Re: rose attar - what to do with it

    Try adding one drop of the rose to your favorite designer fragrance decanted to 1ml that has the word 'Geraniol' (a major compound of rose) on the back of the box. It will smoothen the designer feel...
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    Re: modern/niche version of Quorum by Puig?

    how about Tabarome Millesime, it has both the leather and tobacco

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Tangerine
    Middle Notes: Ginger
    Base Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, ambergris Tobacco, leather
  78. Re: Chanel Allure Homme vs Chanel Platinum Egoiste

    Owned both, Platinum Egoiste slightly wins out between these two, and an instant spot at the all time top 10.
  79. Thread: Royal Oud

    by aquatic
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    Re: Royal Oud

    really, that's interesting. this is a projection monster on me, receiving compliments from two different women the first time sampling it with only two sprays on my hand. Both of them were at a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 29, 2011

    :D

    http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/5203/antaeusmain.jpg
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    Re: Royal Delight by Creed

    It's purely a woman's fragrance... for about 15 minutes. When the leather comes out it gets good. :)
  82. Thread: dark coconut

    by aquatic
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    Re: dark coconut

    Does anyone get coconut from the original Chanel Allure Homme? In that case it would be a great dark coconut!

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=chanel+allure+homme+coconut
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    Re: Your personal favorite cologe?

    Millesime Imperial! (any batch expect the ones that start with A33)


    even though some people like A33

    FYI, the batch no. is A3310K02. It's a 2010 bottle that is relatively heavy on the iris...
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    Re: Aventus and Olfactory Fatigue

    Same thing happened to me while wearing Silver Mountain Water. Sprayed it on, couldn't smell it on myself, made rationalizations and forgot about it. Then walking by someone hours later, they said I...
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    Re: Best Cold Icy fragrances

    +1 it feels like you just pulled it out of the freezer and now you're spraying it on yourself!
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    Re: "Warm Cocoa" Scent?

    Big Pony #2 is also very nice! http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131591.html
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    Re: "Warm Cocoa" Scent?

    Lacoste Elegance is nice :) http://www.basenotes.net/ID26128598.html
  88. Re: Do you like crab meat or immitation crab meat?

    imitation crab meat will always lose in the drydown, where the premium notes come in after the citrus
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    Re: Sexy Niche Male Fragrances?

    +1 as well as the Tonka, Vanilla and a ludicrously premium Indian Sandalwood
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    Re: Three new Lacoste frags at Sephora

    The white one is actually very good!
  91. Re: crisis averted: colleague's request for a fragrance-free office turned out ok

    they should ban markers and photocopier toners as well.
  92. Re: Young Men (20's to Early 30's), What Are Your Top 3 Fragrances?

    Age 26

    1. Creed - Millesime Imperial (the correct batch #'s that start with C33 not A33)
    2. Lacoste - Essential
    3. Creed - Original Santal
  93. Re: Creed Vetiver (1948) VS Creed Original vetiver

    A quick note for those near Toronto, the Yonge & Bloor Holt Renfrew has one 250ml flacon of Vetiver left, its very hard to find on the internet and its not available at the Creed website.


    That...
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    Re: Top 5 _________ scents

    lol that's so awesome !
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    picked up some aquatics

    Lacoste Essential
    http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/9602/lacosteessential2520men.gif

    Tommy Bahama - Set Sail St. Barts...
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    Poll: Re: Which Dior Homme would you buy?

    It's closer to sunscreen than lipstick, notably these 3 listed at the back of the box:

    Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane
    Ethylhexyl Salicylate
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    Poll: Re: Which Dior Homme would you buy?

    I got the sport, not quite understanding the DH and DHI fragrances.
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    After wearing D&G Pour Homme today, it dries down to pure sandalwood with tobacco, it is gorgeous. The Creed house has many Mysore Sandalwoods with great drydowns: Santal Imperial, GIT, SMW, OS.
    ...
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    Re: Looking for grey/beige "safe" office scent

    Grey and safe!

    http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9522/himalayaw.jpg
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed toilet water PGS

    Lost in translation from 'Eau De Toilette' for sure.
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