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    Re: Defining Luxury in Perfumery

    Coco Chanel´s words: "Luxury is invisible perfection"...and this pretty much applies to everything.
    I can further deepen into this concept saying that this translates into masterful art, flawless...
  2. Great list Grant, but let me just mention that...

    Great list Grant, but let me just mention that Eau de Fier is not discontinued. Annick Goutal keeps it exclusive to France (as Diptyque does with L'Autre and L'Eau Trois)

    cheers

    Pablo
  3. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Have seen many times "orchid" mentioned as a note...WTF? Orchid family is one of the most diverse group of plants in nature, with varying aromas ranging from turpentine, to rotting fish, to fresh...
  4. Re: Choose six different ingredients for your ideal perfume

    Ivy, Mastic resin, vetiver
    Cedar, frankincense, iris
    Cipryol, Myrrh, Birch tar
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    Re: Cuir, Leather, what is this smell?

    Maybe I am alone, but Dzing! by L'Artisan is a beautiful leather. A plush leather. More like a car seat or new top notch italian shoes.
    cheers

    Pablo
  6. Thread: Suspenders?

    by Halo
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    Re: Suspenders?

    I wear the only with very formal suits or tuxedo.
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    Re: What's going on with me :(

    I got eye-rash while reading your post! You need some dots and commas!!!

    cheers
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    Poll: Re: CDG Avignon OR Knize 10?

    If you like leather go for Knize 10
    If you like church incense go for Avignon...

    I am a little tired of these "apples or oranges" threads...please, no offense meant. ;-)
  9. Re: Which of these stronger, "old man" cheaper scents would be alright in 90 degree humidity?

    Rive Gauche!
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 9th June 2012

    Today: Rochas Femme.
    For me it is like the vulgar sister of Mitsouko. Or Mitsouko that had sex some minutes ago ;-)
  11. Re: Ladies and Gentlemen: Do You Wear Perfume to Bed?

    I always wear perfume to bed. One spritz on each wrist.
    I do not wear perfume for sex. I prefer the natural. raw smell of human bodies!
  12. Thread: Men's Hats: Help!

    by Halo
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    Re: Men's Hats: Help!

    I use and love this kind:
    1388013881
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    Re: Conehead query: Mystra by Aesop

    I love it!!! It is not a frankincense scent in the vein of Avignon...
    It is more like the abstract (yet very real) idea of the perfect resin. It is green and dark, even poisonous resin.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    These are great ones! (appart from Rose barbare, which I dont realy like)
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    Re: The Mystery of Aventus.... Exposed?

    I feel the same. Maybe some very diffusive aspect make people aware of it. But I can´t understand why it get´s more compliments than Cool Water or Aqua di Gio....
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    Re: Which one would be the best blind buy?

    Jicky and Rive Gauche!!!!!!

    but be ware....both can feel a little raunchy....
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    Re: Not the most "Masculine" fragrance out there!

    lol
  18. Thread: Saffron lovers?

    by Halo
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    Re: Saffron lovers?

    Opôné by Diptyqe - beautiful combination of roses and (fake, as always) saffron.

    I love it, but i have yet to find a tru to life saffron rendition.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Q is for Quand vient le pluie by Guerlain
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    K y for (obviously) K de Krizia
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    Re: fave scents for a positive/uplifting mood?

    MY "happiness" notes are: orange blossom, lavender, muguet, frankincense and green citrus. Hence my mood lifting favourites:

    Ninfeo Mio by Annick Goutal
    Jicky by Guerlain
    Rock Crystal by Olivier...
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    Re: Compliments and fragrance question

    Welcome!!!

    Loewe 7 can be right up your alley! (save for the grapefruit) Neroli for the flowers, baked apple with cinnamon and cloves and spice´y frankincense through the hole development!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    E is for Emeraude by Coty
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    Re: Help me choose a perfume please

    Now I want to smell you all day (and all nite) long! ;-)
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    A is for Aramis 900
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    Re: Not the most "Masculine" fragrance out there!

    bigcream3133, you are making a mistake.

    There is a section for the discussion of fragrances worn by women and a section for the discussion of fragrances worn by men....
    It doesn't say feminine...
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    Re: 5 perfumes/fragrances every newbie should try...

    Classical iconic perfumes:

    Guerlain Mitsouko - Reference Chypre with peach
    Azzaro pour Homme: Reference aromatic fougère
    Cabochard by Grès: Reference leather chypre
    Joy de Jean Patou: Reference...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Y is for Ya-ta-gan!
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    Re: What Fragrant Tree Is This?

    Lovely linden (or Tilo in spanish). One of my favourite natural flower scents! Some chardonnays share a similar flowery profile!

    cheers

    P
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    Re: Help me choose a perfume please

    Jicky Jicky Jicky ;-)
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    Re: What's a good skin scent?

    Annick Goutal Musc Nomade
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    T is for Trèsor de Lacôme
  33. Re: Fragrance suggestions from olfactive connoisseurs, please?

    I recommend Annick goutal Ninfeo Mio: Wonderful greenry, with plenty of citrus, fig and woody undertones.
    Also, Jicky by Guerlain. Lavender + Citrus + smoky vanilla + animallic civet.

    But, before...
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    Re: Help me choose a perfume please

    All we are saying...let´s give Jicky a chance!
  35. Re: New Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur - Séville à l’Aube

    I was hoping that someone will pair orange blosson and franckincense....Maybe it is like Passage d'Enfer with OB replacing the lily and a more oriental vibe....Can´t wait.
  36. Thread: My Introduction

    by Halo
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    Re: My Introduction

    Welcome to this beautifully scented community!
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    Re: Does anyone like Wall Street by Bond No 9 ?

    I don´t like it at all. For me, it is a synthetic mess. A complicated version of Echo by Davidoff.
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    Re: Champions of Green?

    Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio! Uber green

    Miller et Berteaux Green green green...and green
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    Re: Frag recommendation for SO :D

    Timbuktu!
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    Re: Need Gurus Advice on Selection

    Krizia Uomo
    Caron Yatagan
    CdG Sequoia
    CdG Palisander
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    Re: Not the most "Masculine" fragrance out there!

    Again I respectfully disagree. I believe you are making a methodological mistake: You are universalizing your individual experience. You are not the gender oracle.

    Roses are CLEARLY genderless....
  42. Re: What Do You Wear Purely For Your Own Enjoyment, all alone...?

    Same as Petruccijc, but I find that I usually wear Fracas and AG Songes to bed!
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    Re: Best summer fragrance from Bond No. 9?

    Gramercy Park, Fire Island or Brooklin!
  44. Poll: Re: Basenotes, you decide what I wear on my date tonight

    La Nuit: be provocative!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Not the most "Masculine" fragrance out there!

    So sorry if I turned this thread to a "asinine" ;-) thread...My apologies...

    But, when I read: "Again, you can't be serious. Unless you're living in the Land of Oz, scents obviously have...
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    Re: Not the most "Masculine" fragrance out there!

    YES, YOU ARE.

    Fragrance has clearly no gender. It is consensus that flowers are feminine and that woods are masculine. But, go to the vicotiran era: flowers main ingredient of masculine frags....
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    Re: What Would You Wear When...

    a.- Mouchoir de Monsieur
    b.- Cuir de Russie extrait
    c.- Tam Dao
    d.- Timbuktu
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    Re: Top 3 master perfumers

    Olivia Giacobetti
    Bertrand Douchaufour
    The Guerlain's
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    Re: Not the most "Masculine" fragrance out there!

    Where does it say that Cuir Ottoman, APOM and Noir Epices are marketed to men?
  50. Thread: Creed Sub-Forum

    by Halo
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    Re: Creed Sub-Forum

    I`ve never smelled Green Irish Tweed but I want to buy it. As it is unavailable in my country, should I buy White linen instead? there are both fabrics anyway....
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    Re: Wedding Fragrance for this upcoming weekend!?!?!

    Dior Homme!
  52. Re: Which perfume from the house of Annick Goutal should I try?

    I´m a fan of the House of Annick Goutal. My favourites:

    Sables: Immortelle over a pillow of amber.
    Vetiver: iodine, flowers, smoke, vetiver. All at once!
    Encens Flamboyant: smoky tarry...
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    Re: Please Recommend 1 Serge Lutens for me...

    Borneo (for the patchouly) or Fille en Aigueilles (for the pines or juniper feel)
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    Re: pronunciation of abbreviation "frag"

    Fragrance is pronounced
    frhttp://img.tfd.com/hm/GIF/amacr.gifhttp://img.tfd.com/hm/GIF/prime.gifgrhttp://img.tfd.com/hm/GIF/schwa.gifns . "Fra" like the sound of the word "pray"

    Frag though I...
  55. Poll: Re: Once and for all : Body Kouros kitchen/food smell ?

    No kitchen food at all. Sweet Camphoraceous smell with some eucaliptus and gourmand-y nuances. Drydown is benzoin and dry woods...but no kitchen I can smell.
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    Poll: Re: How well do you groom?

    I am closest to a caveman. I just shower every day, and shave my head twice a year. I trim my beard every 15 days so that it doesnt grow too wild. I dont use creams, gels, hidratants. Anything. Just...
  57. Re: New release from MDCI - Cyphre Palatin...got it today

    It´s been a long time since a pyramid get me this thrilled....besides I would love to see Master Bertrand Duchaufour´s take on a classic chypre....

    Cheers

    Pablo
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    Re: Unique Summer Fragrance

    try the wonderful unisex Balmain de Balmain....a green fuity chypre.
  59. Thread: Orchid

    by Halo
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    Re: Orchid

    Exactly! I own two different clones of Brassavola tuberulata (native to argentina), both emit their scent during the nigt, buth one is clearly vanillic (kinda Nestlé Quik + more vanilla) and the...
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    Re: Architect looking for signature scent

    I will suggest very different scents, with different porfiles and "moods:

    Cdg Artek / Standard
    Lolita Lempika Au Masculin
    Kenzo FLower Orientale
    Balmain de Balmain
    Annick Goutal Vetiver...
  61. Thread: Orchid

    by Halo
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    Re: Orchid

    I own Brassavola little stars and the smell is not even close to your description of the recontruction...

    It is the most indolic flower I have ever smelt: jasmin + hydroxycitronellal + mothballs +...
  62. Thread: Cyclamen.

    by Halo
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    Re: Cyclamen.

    I must add that regular hybrid cyclamen plants, that appear to be odourless, has a faint but very particular smell. Hidrocarbons, overheated engines and grease....

    I also find that smell on a...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    V is for Vol de Nuit
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    Re: Picture Post : Rare Perfumes

    I remember that globe as the regular, original vintage edition...
  65. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by Halo
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    Yesterday got my bottles. Timbuktu 100 ml is vintage juice and bottle, great.
    Annick Goutal Vetiver...Oh my god. What a wonderful frag...

    I am so happy!!
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    Re: Looking for a fresh, green, rose...

    Les Parfums de Rosine Une Zest de Rose: Fresh tea rose, a little spicy with citrus and green tea...lovely.
  67. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    Eau Lente

    and John Galliano home fragrance!
  68. Re: Someone, please tell me about the CdG Sherbet line!

    Rhubarb, then Peppermint, then Cinnamon.

    The three composed by the great Bertrand Duchaufour
  69. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    LOL!!

    Then, given that you own and apparently like Givenchy Vetyver...I will recommend the wonderful, different and innovative Annick Goutal Vetiver: fresh salty opening, then a heart that, to me,...
  70. Re: My first "blind" (budget) Cologne purchase since my return to BN. Care to take a guess ?

    Yatagan!
  71. Re: Someone, please tell me about the CdG Sherbet line!

    Pure fleeting fresh fun. No more no less.
  72. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Slayerized,
    I'm on a vetiver mode lately, so I would recommend

    Givenchy Vetyver: Excellent raw and pure vetiver note, green and earthy with a beautiful aldehydic top note.

    By the way, what...
  73. Re: Which Scent has a lot of Booze in it? Rum,Gin,Whiskey You name it Baby..

    Michael Kors for Men!!! Extremely boozy
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    Re: recommended frankincense perfumes

    Frankincense is my favourite note

    Timbuktu by L'Artisan Parfumeur: She will love it:
    Some fruity and peppery notes, greens, vetiver, frankincense and patchouly.

    Other beautiful frankincense...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    K y for Knize Ten
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    Re: Projection - overrated quality?

    I don´t like the fact that you are judging people because they think different. Calling them silly, how silly is it?
    I mean, one thing is to bring a topic for further discussion and another very...
  77. Re: Which of your favorite fragrances have gotten the worst insults on Basenotes?

    I find it manly but kinda soft. I think it has a similar vibe to Z-14 but with celery and more woods...but lovely and easy to wear.
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    Re: woody, fresh, simple, inexpensive clogne

    Try YSL Pour homme or Monsieur Balmain!
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    Re: Choosing a Signature Vetyver

    Annick Goutal VETIVER

    Gorgeous take on vetiver: salty, smocky, roote and green, with some florals thrown in. Excellent
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    G is for Gin Fizz by Lubin
  81. Thread: Deodorant

    by Halo
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    Re: What deodorant do you use?

    Old Spice solid.
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    Re: Father of the Bride...

    I agree!
    Congratulations!
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Very funny thread!!!
    A couple that happened to me:

    "Someone is cooking corn!" (Ambre Fetiche - Annick Goutal)
    "Have you been drinking floor wax? (Messe de Minuit - ETRO)

    And this is a dialog:...
  84. Re: Which of your favorite fragrances have gotten the worst insults on Basenotes?

    I find extremely wierd that some groups, ethnics, cultures or nationalities have specific perceptions.
    For example, around here Jules, Kouros and Yatagan are usually found sweaty, urinous, unwashed,...
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    Re: What fragrance holds your favorite Tobacco note ?

    Bogart pour Homme!

    Hermessence Ambre Narguile

    +1 SMN Acqua di Cuba
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    Re: The perfect scent!?

    Not at all dated....

    Dated, I mean that smells certainly of another era and out of fashion completely:
    Open by Roger et Gallet comes to mind right now, or Chaps by Ralph Lauren.
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    Heritage 125 ml in wooden box

    Dear fellow bnoters,

    I´ve found an unopened 125 ml bottle of Guerlain's Heritage with a wooden box. It is numbered and signed by Jean Paul Guerlain (It was a present at the original launch of the...
  88. Thread: Dental Offices

    by Halo
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    Re: Dental Offices

    Diptyque's Eau Lente: wonderful stuff full of eugenol
    Luten's Serge Noir: full dental office, cloves and that burnt smell produced by the drill...
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    Re: The perfect scent!?

    Anything dated.
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    Re: Green leaves & Wet asphalt?

    Thanks a lot guys!
    So many good recommendations. Now my "to try list" is getting bigger and bigger!
    Will report back as soon as I get some good impression on the recommended frags.

    Thanx again
    ...
  91. Re: If you were to Create Your Own Signature Fragrance, what would its Notes be??

    Désir Sacré
    Top: tuberose, black pepper, cumin, white smoke
    Heart: franckincense CO2, mastic, cedar, franckincense resinoid
    Base: civet, tolu balm, storax, birch tar, swederal, sandalwood

    and
    ...
  92. Re: Had a WTF moment this morning because of an Axe product.

    LOL!!!!

    Once, I actually (by mistake) rubbed some IcyHot on my "boys"...OMG, I know, for sure, what you've been through!
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    Re: CUSTOM Cologne. What's YOURS?

    With all my respect, I can´t imagine anything more cloying than your selection!!! But it´s all a matter of taste....

    Mine will be:

    Top notes: Narcisse Noir - Caron (The orange blossom mainly)...
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    In no particular order:

    Cuir de Russie - Chanel
    Jicky - Guerlain
    Dzing! - L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Timbuktu - L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Bandit - Robert Piguet
    L'Heure Bleue - Guerlain
    Parfum d'Habit -...
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    Re: Green leaves & Wet asphalt?

    Thanks, lot´s of great answers from "The Greats", Neroli 36 and Ormonde are worth trying and on my list!
    Haven´t heard of Vertidal Limit, will check it out.
    Quartz....wow, I´ve never thought about...
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    Re: Green leaves & Wet asphalt?

    thinking of my wardrove and tested frags....I think the accord will be achieved layering L'occitane Vetiver or Ninfeo Mio with CdG Tar.... just to picture the effect that I am looking for....
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    Re: Green leaves & Wet asphalt?

    Thanks for the kind answers!
    I understand the Narciso Rodriguez recommendation. THough, I find it more fruity and sharp than leafy green....
    Fahrenhiet is not tomi liking...It amrked another era of...
  98. Re: Scents that go better with clothing vs Scents that are better in the nude (Sweet/Bitter)

    I was expecting such a different thread while reading the title....
    Anyway, and I don´t care if what I am saying is not the expected answer.
    I love wearing Jicky by Guerlain and Patchouly Homme by...
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    Green leaves & Wet asphalt?

    Hi guys... It is rainy now here in Argentina. I went to the balcony (quite crowded with different plants & herbs) and catched this incredible smell: the combination of greens (canna, vervena, tomato...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for: Iris Silver Mist by SL
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