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  1. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I love this one but my husband hates it.

    What I was able to gateway said husband into perfume with was Sartorial by Penhaligons.
  2. Re: 5-year Anniversary Sale launches at SIXTEEN92

    I've been awaiting my recent order of samples. Sadly I will pass on this one, although looking for a great hair oil scent from the line.
  3. Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    Green perfumes. They are a hearty challenge for me as I steered away from them when younger.
  4. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    This was a godsend for our eczema-ridden son! I still buy the hand/body cream.
  5. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    If you had been following my posts in the past you would know I've been trying to get my older children into perfumes and how to use them wisely. In the past I had bought them some 'children's...
  6. Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    My husband decided to remove Chanel's Egoiste and Bleu from his collection (Burberry London is quickly becoming his favorite). He gifted them to my sons....who are under the age of 10. We told them...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    SUMMER PART 2 Collection
    Coinciding with the Anniversary event this year, enjoy a reissue of some of some greatest hits from Summers past.
    These six fragrances will be available July 12 through...
  8. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    Have to agree here. If you absolutely adore and love an expensive fragrance, it is worth the cost. I find most people buy expensive frags because of the name alone, much like women signal others of...
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    My one grandma's bad smelled like cheap cigarettes and stolen salt and pepper packets.

    I don't recall my other grandma having a handbag....but I would say predominately leather and tobacco....
  10. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    I have generous samples of Chanel Les Exclusifs and Hermessences to include a number of their other frags. I used to be more dedicated to Guerlain, as I have 4 full sized bottles, but not more. ...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Just received this on my Facebook feed:


    Mark your calendars -- Our FIFTH Anniversary Event begins Friday, July 12th

    The 2019 Anniversary collection features five festive fragrances available...
  12. Re: Perfumes you own that go AGAINST your usual sensibilities or scruples.

    Can I add Jo Malone in too?
  13. Re: How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    I love seeing all these - thank you all for sharing! We're in a rental so I'm limited in where and how I can store, plus now that my toddler is at table height, everything needs to be out of reach of...
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    I like this too, but geared towards instrument perhaps. I'd be interested to see where they take my instrument - faggoto :tongue:
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    Re: Let´s play a game: naming a parfum.

    The latest enneagram results I was a 6. Although my instructor called it the Loyal Skeptic. Would explain a lot with perfumes - I have a tendency to stick with houses that win me over and complete...
  16. How do you organize your perfumes and samples?

    Hubby and I are doing a short 'staycation' at home this week while the kids are at camp/daycare to clean up and organize our stuff. As I posted earlier, I'm taking a hiatus from purchasing for...
  17. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I used to wear skirt suits and 3-4 inch heels to work and dressed well on the weekends.

    My shoe size changed with each pregnancy and I can no longer wear heels. I got bigger (aka fatter) and...
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    Re: Hilde Soliani Discussion Thread

    Thank you for this thread. I reviewed a number of them a while back. I still love Sweet Parmesan Violet, which is an upscale version of Sol de Oro Agua de Violetas Violet Water Cologne. Happy to...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I found with the summer collection that Shout at the Devil and Youth Gone Wild were my favorites out of the bunch.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    I found that if I complimented people in the office - whether their smile, hair looks great, fantastic tie, even a good joke, others feel comfortable complimenting others.

    As if one person has...
  21. Re: If Fragrance Was Priced For Everyone - A Hypothetical

    If I recall correctly, and please do correct me if wrong, the cost of the raw materials for perfume is the cheapest part of the production. Most of the cost goes into the bottle design and...
  22. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Yes - it matters quite a bit to me.

    I'm a working mom and when I go out on the weekends or shopping in general, I'm not made up or dressed like I do for work, I wear clothing that I expect to get...
  23. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Sol de Oro Agua de Violetas Violet Water Cologne

    Just because I'm curious about the scent, and it's mega cheap. Plus with the heat and humidity Eaux and water colognes work better for me until it...
  24. Re: Thinking of going FRAGRANCE FREE this summer...

    This brought flashback to my early 20's and my first time into a Botanica. I wore this stuff for about a good year in college. I believe the A.R.E. in Virginia Beach also carried this too.

    I...
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    What I would like to aim towards, vintage inspired dresses:

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    How I end up dressing for work most day (tops hide toddler hand wipe stains before leaving house):
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    What I end up...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2019

    1. Coromandel Eau de Toilette by Chanel
    2. Tocade by Rochas
    3. (tie) Hermèssence Myrrhe Églantine and Hermèssence Osmanthe Yunnan

    Gotta say, the more I wear the Hermessence line, the more...
  27. Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    Adding a new one to the list: Gucci Rush. I think being out in the heat helped with the silage of this one. The person complimenting didn't realize it was me that smelled at first. Best TJ Maxx...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Did the Circle start with Summer? Just curious if I have to order Spring 2 separately.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Pour Some Sugar On Me: White peach, raspberry syrup, citrus flower, sweet mango, cotton candy, pink lipstick

    Definitely the sweet and lighter fuzzy peach notes upon first sniff with floral notes. ...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Finally got a chance to give two of these a really good test wear.

    Bad Reputation: Rolling paper, cannabis, cherry cola, worn leather jacket, torn magazine pages

    Heavy on the cherry cola in the...
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant/deodorant (UK)

    There are only two organs in the body that process and eliminate toxins - the kidney's and the liver.

    From what my tinfoil hat aunt told me, she believe breast cancer is related to wearing...
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    As of right now - Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan followed closely by Coromandel.

    As hot weather has begun and I'm not used to 90+ degree days in America, I found out Coromandel does not mesh well...
  33. Re: New to home fragrance - Incense vs Candles?

    I'm personally a fan of reed diffusers.
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    Re: Unscented antiperspirant/deodorant (UK)

    When I lived in the UK I ordered Biotherm Deo Pure and Sanoflore from Paris. Personally I really loved the smell of Sanoflore and I wish it wasn't so darn expensive here in the States.

    Have...
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    Re: Wearing to cover up bad odour?

    Aluminum products make my underarms itch like crazy and I break out, so I have to avoid them. I used Native deodorant after hearing a co-worker rave about it. I'm shocked how well it works, that's...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I worked in the Classical Section which also, incidentally, housed the Jazz, Lounge, 'Light' music aka Englebert Humperdink, and also the magazines. Most people tried to shoplift in our section...
  37. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    I've been reaching for Coromandel lately when I feel I need an extra layer of love and comfort.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I got an email before delivery telling me to let these settle before wearing, which is a fair warning considering it got to 90+F outside the day it arrived.

    I did get a chance to try Shout at...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

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    Finally got the picture of the insert to download.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Just received my Summer 1989 order. Yes, 1989.

    Set List includes:

    Bad Reputation: Rolling, paper, cannabis, cherry cola, worn leather jacket, torn magazine pages

    Cruel Summer: beach rock,...
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    Re: Chanel Collection for Men

    I love Sycomore and it smells phenomenal on my husband, but sadly does not smell that great on me. :(

    The $250 Les Exclusifs coffret collection is worth a buy. Each of the splashers is about a...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Me too, I even pulled out the samples and small bottles I had and gave them all good sniff. Atropa Belladonna is the closest match based on wanting something green. I wasn't able to move past the...
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    Osmanthe Yunnan mistaken for Bulgari

    I'm going to preface this by stating I work in an Administrative position and therefore I have all sorts of personnel who stop by my desk and chat with me about everything under the sun. I love what...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I feel I dropped off for a bit - been so busy lately! I am REALLY loving Baker Street and find myself reaching for it more and more. I bought a big bottle of Montmartre for the Resurrection, but...
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    Re: Suggestion for summer frags

    Lucky Scent has a Nicoli sampler that has most of the scents suggested. All the suggested scents are wonderful.
  46. Re: Amazing Perfumed Shower Gels and Soaps ?

    I don't use them often, but I really liked Molton Brown for a few and H2K of Harrogate https://www.h2kskincare.com I still have a bit of the Organic Lifestyle (cucumber scent) still in my shower....
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    Re: Apart from Basenotes....

    Agreed here too. I like how they group certain releases - all the Hermessences line grouped together and all the Les Exclusifs grouped together...I like that format.

    I also visit Now Smell This...
  48. Re: If NASA decide to send a fragrance out into outer space...

    Didn't one of the astronauts state space smells kinda like burnt hot dogs?
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    New Guerlain Meteorites

    Has anyone seen or tried the newest rendition of the Meteorites? https://www.guerlain.com/int/en-int/makeup/guerlain-make-icons/meteorites/meteorites-heart-shape-glow-shaping-strobing-palette

    I'm...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Looking forward to Spring Part 2!

    E LUCEVAN LE STELLE (2018) - Dark earth, night gardenia, starlit cobblestone, ambergris, galbanum, tree moss

    ENFANT TERRIBLE (2017) - Apricot, papaya,...
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    Re: I hate splash bottles!

    I prefer spray bottles, but when sampling I know I can get a good 3 wears out of a splash. I usually retain the last tiniest bit for a reference sniff later.

    I found the larger Hermes splash...
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    Re: Fragrance before bed

    My husband, who was never into perfume until I showed him with a bunch of new bottles, started to do this recently. He has his favorites before going to bed.

    I've been doing this for a while. I...
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    Re: Wear what you like in ANY occasion

    I do take the weather into consideration. If it's cold outside but yet the dry heated air is blowing in the office, I want to be able to smell my perfume and usually choose a heavy one. If I choose...
  54. Poll: Re: Most random question ever - which would you choose?

    I own Coromandel and Apres l'Ondee. I've tried Muguet Porcelaine and kicking myself for not buying it even in the smaller bottle. Personally though I've gotten more wear out of Coromandel.
  55. Re: Has anyone ever had the wrong foundation shade recommended for them at the makeup counter?

    This is the reason I prefer shopping at SpaceNK and higher end department stores. Sephora has failed me on multiple occasions (as has MAC stores) so I don't shop there anymore.

    SpaceNK would...
  56. Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    Should have added above. The reason I particularly mentioned Chanel No. 5 is the two ladies who complimented and asked me which perfume were honestly taken aback by it. One called it 'boujie' (did...
  57. Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    Very rarely do I get asked by coworkers what I'm wearing that day. Even more of a rare event is if more than two people ask.

    The first one was a sample I just got and wore it that day. I had a...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    ARRRGGGHHHH....will have to wait until next year. Sigh.
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    Cutting way back on perfume purchases

    We have a budgetary goal for this year, which means lots of grocery shopping at my new favorite store - ALDI! Seriously though, discovering I could buy a weeks worth of groceries for a family of five...
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    Re: You Have Some Explaining To Do!

    Mine is the first three words my oldest child said.

    Long story short, we were worried because at close to two years old, that's pretty much all he would say and the original diagnosis was...
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    Re: razor burn/ingrown hairs

    I'm a huge fan of exfoliants for the face. I also shave my face because of peach fuzz, although I have one of those spring-like tools to help pulls hairs out too. Shaving also helps my skincare...
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    Re: I never notice fragrances on other people

    I wish others would spray more. I think due to all the mandatory feel good training we have to go through, especially when 'scents and smells' is included in that, most people are afraid to wear...
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    Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    In my younger and earlier years. When your making minimum wage right out of school and save up to buy a perfume - I made a quick uneducated decision while walking though Macys.

    However I kick...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Anyway we can fast-track the new releases and some of the limited editions in the base notes Directory? I'd love to be able to add my reviews. I wore Mein Herr Marquis but no way to record it except...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Received my confirmation for The Circle today! The $95 for it is a smashing deal and I've been pleased with the samples and perfumes I've already purchased from this line. I absolutely adore the...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Finally got around to road testing this one. Very resinous right off the bat and that castoreum and coumarin really punched through. Mixed with my own body chemistry it had an odd.....let me put it...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    My January Resurrection order finally arrived! Banana for scale. I really like that you can order smaller sizes of these perfumes. I know Imaginary Authors does the same.

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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I was actually very pleasantly surprised how this smelled on me rather than straight from the splasher/sample. Heavy marzipan opening that really settled into a nice honey note. Several hours later...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I have to agree here. I found it quite intriguing but sadly longevity was....hardly there. It was gone from my skin after a hour! I really enjoyed the metallic soil, almost a petrichor or hot rain...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I finally got to road test this. Intense green tomato vine scent and green pepper opening. I quite love the smell of the tomato vine, but sadly it didn't last long on me. Got the hints of soil and...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I consider green peppers the devil's vegetable, hence my hesitation to wear this perfume. Both my brother and I hate green peppers and to us they taste like licking a copper penny. I have no other...
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Imaginary Authors - O, Unknown
    Imaginary Authors - Soft Lawn
    Heeley - Sel Marin
    Perris Monte Carlo - Rose de Taif

    Subject to change. I like to let things sit in my wish list cart and go...
  73. Re: If I like these, what else could I like? Im wasting money on samples..

    I lived in a small town in Yorkshire for three years, I can relate. Boots had a pretty decent selection and I found a lot of perfumes I would normally pass over I tried (and liked).

    I would...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I just received the Spring Collection in. First impressions just taking a sniff from the splash vials, which is subject to change after a full wearing of course:

    - Aconitum. Favorite of the set....
  75. Found samples I forgot I had - my lucky day

    I was going through my sample selection determining which ones to wear again or give away (I had family in town happy to relieve me of those I don't care for) and I found a packet of samples I...
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    Re: Penhaligon's!

    The only two that I would buy full bottle for myself, but in absolute no hurry, would be Luna and Bewitching Yasmin. I cannot justify the price point for both and honestly looking or similar...
  77. Re: Avon Mad Men - A Masculine Fragrance History : Part 2, Halcyon Days

    Fantastic article again! I think what shied me away from even trying Avon fragrances was their MLM association and having grown up a military brat our military community was saturated to the max...
  78. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Rose De Taif by Perris Monte Carlo

    Never heard of this house before and was included in my last Lucky Scent order. AMAZING rose with a lemon note. Even my husband said I smelled like a legit...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I got an email saying mine was shipped as well. I also got another email that my Resurrection order is coming to, they were overwhelmed with order and sending the last bunch out this week.
  80. Re: Is Imaginary Authors pulling an April fools joke here?

    My username is based on the first three words my oldest child learned (random fact of the day).
  81. Is Imaginary Authors pulling an April fools joke here?

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    I was like 'hmmmm...okay....salmon....'
  82. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    I received an email that my Resurrection order from Sixteen92 will be late and hopefully arrive next week....about a month late.
  83. Re: From an advanced newbie for complete newbies

    I did too. When I started a new position I had to give a talk about myself. I was asked about hobbies and mentioned perfume. It was met with 'I'm allergic' or 'it all smells like candy or...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    Shoot, it isn't available anywhere in my area. Worth buying sample of?
  85. Re: Perfumes requiring the most wearings to “get it”

    Took me 20 years to *get* Chanel No. 5
  86. Re: Sel Marin is great but I gotta have more BRINE.

    I have this one, I love it.
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    Re: a day when everything smells like pee

    This happened to me with Rien by EldO. My husband came in and asked me if the cat peed on the carpet. We even emptied the litter box and he pinpointed the scent at me. I did try it another day...
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    Re: Your thoughts on Penhaligons Sartorial?

    My husband wore it almost daily for a year but lately it's been very lonely on the shelf and unused. I wear it myself sometimes.

    It's a great work scent if you are in close quarters and don't...
  89. Re: A Big Burly Guy's Trip to the Women's Fragrance Counter...and the testers I came home with.

    Personally for me, I cannot stand Black Orchid or Mon Guerlain.

    I've tried a number of new (for me) rose fragrances and out of my comfort zone and I've enjoyed the following:

    - Rossy De Palma...
  90. Re: What are the all-time great marine fragrances?

    Agree with Hermessence Epice Marine and Sel Marin. Love them both!
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    Re: Chanel Discovery Sets - NYC

    I received the $250 set for Christmas. I actually prefer the set over the testing strips. I did a quick test at London Heathrow and using the smelling strips along doesn't do justice for how the...
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    Re: Please pair a fragrance with this picture

    Glacialis Terra by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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  93. Re: Fragrances from Russia?Do you know of any?

    Did Arbat Prestige close in Moscow? When I was there I purchased all my perfume and makeup at their stores. I couldn't afford the TsUM.
  94. Re: Are there any fragrances you've come across that you think are completely hilarious? :D

    Great scent too...my hubby won't let me wear it though!
  95. Re: Fragrances from Russia?Do you know of any?

    Just saw this in the news today: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/russian-perfume-company-apologizes-for-sexual-harassment-fragrance

    Russian perfume company apologizes for ‘sexual harassment’...
  96. Re: Fragrances from Russia?Do you know of any?

    I remember when Leaders Number One sold out: https://sputniknews.com/russia/201901061071254334-putin-inspired-perfume/

    “Leaders Number One”, a perfume dedicated to Putin, has notes of lemon,...
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    Imaginary Authors - Soft Lawn 15% off

    This was my favorite one from the sample set.

    15% off The Soft Lawn
    Use code: TENNISBALLS
    https://imaginaryauthors.com/product/the-soft-lawn/

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  98. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    For $20 I went ahead and ordered the sample set myself. So far I've been impressed with this brand. My last order I received two samples and enjoyed them both. Mercy Lewis was one of the samples...
  99. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger by Guerlain

    ^^^^^^THIS Yes please!
  100. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Let me know how it is. I'm still waiting on my Resurrection order I placed in January. :cry:
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