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    Re: What smells expensive?

    Chypres always smell of old money to me. Ma Griffe, surprisingly (vintage). Van Cleef's Gem. Old Diors.
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    Re: Clive Christian question

    Many thanks for responses. Very torn between CC and a ridiculously priced out-of-production favorite, have been losing sleep. I need to pace myself, so promised will only get one or the other. Love...
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    Re: Pecksniff's Chypres

    I wish. NYC.
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    Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Fracas. Will go quite well with the projected +4C and the mixed snow and rain.
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    Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thought of one more. Mystere de Rochas.
  6. Thread: Long-Lost Diors

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    Long-Lost Diors

    Yes, I'm giddy - apparently Dior took notice of Chanel, Lancome and others and is re-creating it's original library.

    Diorling is here already (I've yet to purchase), but am wondering if anyone...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Maroussia by Zaitsev
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    Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    I could never understand this obsession with Tabu. I've seriously never smelled a cheaper, more offensive fragrance. I gave it several whirls during my lifetime, for the sheer popularity of it (even...
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    Re: Clive Christian question

    Oh, that sounds very nice. Do you feel a lady (and I don't use that term lightly) can get away with wearing it?
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    Re: Okay... So What Do The Girls Like?

    There are two scents that I totally go gaga for. First and foremost, it's the original Drakkar. Not Noir. The one in the navy and silver box. The REAL Drakkar.

    Second is the somewhat cheap One...
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    Clive Christian question

    If you were able to buy just ONE Clive Christian item ever, what would it be? And why?

    I have been eyeing Clive Christian for a while, but, frankly, can't find enough of an excuse to go there....
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    Re: Your Most Worn Fragrances of 2012?

    And 2011, and 2010, and 2009 - Chanel Cuir de Russie.
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    Re: SOTD:Sunday January 13, 2013

    A quick hello to my male buds on Basenotes. Estee Lauder's original brew of Private Collection in honor of Old New Year's.
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    Fath Ellipse alternatives?

    I have been burned on eBay several times with this one. There must be a factory somewhere in Poland (as the fakes came from Poland) that mass-produces 30 ml fakes of Envol, Ellipse, Climat and other...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 13th Jan 2013.

    Old New Year's today - hence Estee Lauder Private Collection (original juice) - it always smelled very Christmassy-NewYears' to me. Layered EdP over Body Lotion.
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    Pecksniff's Chypres

    I've recently fallen in love with Pecksniff's line, but buying blind is somewhat scary. I'm not a fruity/citrus person, more chypre-woods-ambers-musks with a floral accent. Favorite fragrance, bar...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court

    I think many reviews here are based on people actually knowing the ladies behind TPC. They are Basenotes subscribers (were, at least) and active members of the community here.

    My own experience...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 February-09

    Mille et une Roses, Lancome.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 04 Feb 09

    Mille et une Roses, Lancome
  20. Re: SA comments on Obsession for Men WOW! (and a few others)

    I think it depends on the vintage. The old Obsession (I was delighted to find a 1 oz. when rummaging in "my" room at my folks' place - and have used it several times already; it's absolutely divine)...
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    Re: Coming Up Roses...?

    I have both, and they are quite similar in that there is so much rose in them that they come of smelling of tobacco. I've noticed that with rose scents. I wouldn't say Mille & Une Roses is more...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 3 February-09

    Lancome Sikkim today.
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    Re: Don't Mess with The Ruskies!

    BS, sorry. Zlato Skifov was created in the late 80s (maybe - early 90s, but definitely before 1995), whereas Coco Mademoiselle was created in 2001. And that's only one - off the top of my head.
    ...
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    Re: Don't Mess with The Ruskies!

    Glad it went well for you - I was iffy recommending the store (in fact, it wasn't quite a recommendation, more like a "oh, look!" thing), but considering that many people abroad actually did enjoy...
  25. Re: Perfume came - naturally - from Paris... (shipping Q)

    Couldn't help myself. :)
  26. Perfume came - naturally - from Paris... (shipping Q)

    You Gentlemen know everything. Can you please explain to me the process of shipping perfume from Paris? Not TO Paris, FROM Paris. (If a friend wanted to send me some, not from a store.)

    If a...
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    Smells of angst, most likely. :)
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    You're actually mistaken. They had very strict quality control then.
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    I've heard good things about Treasure of the Skiffs, though. Can't comment - never tried it.
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    Judging by the bottles - recent days. Can't say how recent, though - they might have had them in stock for years by now. Or were you asking about the scents themselves? Sasha was around since the...
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    Yup (had to Google, sorry).
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    "Pasha" in Russian is short for Pavel, a masculine name (similar to Paul).

    They also carry Sasha (short for Alexander) and, I think, Alesha (short for Alexei).

    I used to glue googly-eyes and...
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    Re: For the Frangrance Extremists...

    There's probably only the alcohol and bottle in it. :D

    It's a legendary cologne, btw, and your musing about a substitution for vodka are...not entirely off-mark, shall we say. :)

    I used to...
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    For the Frangrance Extremists...

    I accidentally stumbled upon a site selling Russian perfumes:

    http://www.cosmeticbag.com

    Cross my heart and hope to die - I'm in no way affiliated to them. In fact, I think Russian perfumes...
  35. Re: Yes, I was part of the Posse but what about us threatens the ladies?

    Toldja! :)



    Hence the "later we know better". :)

    The Father Figure phenomenon is more powerful than we think. In the majority of cases, a dad is a girl's top male presence in life...
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    Re: SotD Monday 22 September

    Cuir de Lancome.
  37. Re: Yes, I was part of the Posse but what about us threatens the ladies?

    It's the Daddy's Little Girl complex, I think. After all, what girl doesn't want a husband "just like Daddy?" (we later in life know better, but initially that sentiment is there in most cases)
    ...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 22 September 2008

    Cuir de Lancome.


    Eh.
  39. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    Oh, I so envy you on Dior-Dior! That's really hard to find!
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    Re: sotd- sept. 21st, 2008

    Kolnisch Juchten today again - giving it a good try. Loving it.
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    Re: Female Fragrances "wafting" ability

    I actually find an about 50/50 spread - about half the women who wear perfume and about half the men who wear fragrance leave a trail. (Unfortunately, the ickier the scent, the longer the trail, but...
  42. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    Hm. Very strange. SO unfloral, really. The exact opposite. Neither is it fruity. At all. Zero fruit, really (aside from bergamot, which is more or less a staple in all scents that I like). Not...
  43. Re: Name a fragrance you own but no other Basenoter does...

    As far as I know, no one else has Ted Lapidus' Envol, and I do! Lots!* (Nah-nah nah-nah-nah:))

    I have been looking for its notes forever - never found anything; I'd love to find out, though, as it...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 20th September 2008

    My search for leather - and the very helpful advice of TwoRoads - lead me to today's SOTD - Kolnisch Juchten.

    I was singing "Macho Man" all day today, but it didn't matter - I still smell very...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 20 September 08

    On TwoRoads' recommendation, Kolnisch Juchten today.

    Masculine-shmasculine. Smells great on me. :D
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    Re: The (lack of) culture around free samples

    Absolutely. I have no doubt that's exactly the reason - hence the "Lot of 10 Bond #9 Saks Fifth Avenue samples".
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    Re: The (lack of) culture around free samples

    Just today in a different thread I was saying that recently relatively high-end stores behave like corner pharmacies when it comes to samples. Scratch that - corner pharmacies are more generous.
    ...
  48. Re: The Holy Grail, the Hunt and Collecting: Your opinions?

    I'm greedy. I have several Holy Grails, and I want more. :)
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    And then we see them on e-bay... It upsets me. I never ask for samples of fragrances I'm not genuinely interested in. That's what they're for, aren't they?

    Oh, well.

    Thanks for the...
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 September -08

    We've got them cornered!!! ;)
  51. Thread: Kouros

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    Re: Kouros

    I like Kouros a lot; however, it's not one of those fragrances that makes me want to get closer. You know what I mean? It doesn't want me to put my nose in his shoulder, lets put it this way.
  52. Re: Yes, I was part of the Posse but what about us threatens the ladies?

    I can see how BN can be intimidating to an average woman.

    But why would you want average women here? ;)

    JK

    Historically, though - I hope Grant forgives me for saying this - BN has not been...
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Great suggestions, thanks! I think I'll need to be hitting Saks soon - although they behave like Duane Reade recently with the samples, so I've heard. One of my friends has been told to buy the...
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Thanks! More for me to try. As I rarely try more than 2 at a time (preferably - one, actually), I'll be trying male scents forever now. :)
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Oh, my. Guess I'll not be wearing it, then. :D
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 September -08

    Poison today. Just felt like it.

    Layered, yet.

    Let them eat cake!
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    Re: Leather fragrances & Cuir de Russie

    Not sure about the boutique, but got 2 in their online store recently maybe a week or two ago.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 18 September

    Happy Birthday!

    Moi - Sikkim.
  59. Re: What do they have in common? Miss Dior, Ma Griffe, Rive Gauche

    I like Miss Dior, Ma Griffe and Rive Gauche, but I'm not at all crazy about any of the above, except for maybe liking "Knowing" a little bit. No comment on Tom Ford's "Arabian Wood", though - didn't...
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Got one - Parfum d'Habit. Stealing this from you Gentlemen. It's gorgeous!
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    Re: Balmain Ambre Gris

    I just got it. Personal chemistry, no doubt, but this one will be one of my favorites. It's a bit creamy, a bit animalic, some wood and on me - a lily of the valley (not tuberose) growing between...
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    Re: Leather fragrances & Cuir de Russie

    I ordered some samples - actually, all of them - of the new format, will have to check them out. I may have a new favorite when I do.

    Bois des Iles doesn't wear as well with me as Cuir de Russie...
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    Re: Leather fragrances & Cuir de Russie

    Thanks for the recommendation! Will definitely check it out.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 September

    Anais-Anais today.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th September, 2008.

    Happy birthday, and very many returns, each even happier than the previous!

    --

    Guess Marciano Original here.
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    Poll: Re: Scent Synch Day - The Poll!

    Totally fair.

    Hence I voted for something I haven't yet tried.
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    Poll: Re: Scent Synch Day - The Poll!

    13. :)
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    Re: SotD, Monday, 15 September 2008

    A combination accidentally born: Bill Blass "Nude" over a very gingerly applied FCUK Him.

    (Didn't work as well with Bijan's "Nude", though.)
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 September

    Bill Blass "Nude" over a very gingerly applied FCUK Him (love the combo, although it started out as a joke :)).
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    Re: Wedding fragrance.....

    Well, as you were looking at Vera Wang fragrances, did you try her Bouquet?

    It's not too flowery, quite neutral, actually. Can't say anything about staying power, though. But it's quite pleasant...
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    Poll: Re: Scent Synch Day - The Poll!

    Er...are we (Ladies) going to be wearing the female version or are we not allowed to play? :)
  72. Re: Did u ever get a negative comment about your scent?

    My Ex-Hubby (no, he's not Ex because of it; well, ok, not entirely because of it). While he was courting me and the first year of our marriage, I wore Obsession exclusively. (Sidenote: I have to...
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    Re: eBay Triumphs - your best....

    Most recently:

    Chanel #5, 100 ml new, with box - $31.35 delivered
    Lacroix C'est la vie, 200 ml, tester - $54 delivered (I think it's a very good deal)
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    M. Yeah, I think the one I saw was Millesime. So I'm scratching that. I'll look around for the original one.

    Yes, the KL Homme is one that stayed with me. It's been a while since I've had a...
  75. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    There was an old thread on collections - I was a very bright green for weeks after it. I try to stay away from those nowadays.

    Mine is far more modest - I just buy those I like any time I chance...
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Smalto, huh? I will definitely need to try that one for one very specific reason - I've been eyeing it for years now. For some strange reason, every time I chance across it (and I have quite...
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Not to say I don't like the female version of Obsession, but I've always liked the male Obsession better.
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Please forgive me if I am too forward, but do you by chance decant any of them? I would gladly pay what you feel is appropriate, and would be quite happy with any size decants, even one-whiff size. ...
  79. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    Oh, rub it in, why don't you! :-D

    *turns green with envy*
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    I should give it a whiff, I guess. I didn't like Light Blue - probably because everyone I knew wore it - maybe I'll like the male version. ;)
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Really? Never occured to me to give it a try. I will now. :)
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    I was surprised at Fahrenheit. Really surprised. Doesn't seem "stealable" to me.

    Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Well, conceptually speaking, I am old enough to be a grandma, so maybe that's not necessarily a bad thing.
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Inexpensive is good. No, inexpensive is VERY good!!!! :-D
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    I like Russian, but am quite happy with Chanel's CdR (unless they changed the formulation significantly in the "new" version, which would not make me happy).

    I was actually more interested in...
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    Thanks! I will definitely give them a try!
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    Re: Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    That is very true. Mine are far less so than others' who shall remain nameless. :)

    Many thanks for the suggestions - I'll definitely give them a try. I'm going on a decant hunt.
  88. Re: Favorite fragrances that weren't always your favorites

    Well, not exactly male, but nonetheless: loathed Poison when it first came out, but am on a Poison (original purple bottle) addiction right now - can't get enough of it.

    On the male side: ...
  89. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    Checked the FAQ before I posted initially - Grant's entry had 2 links on storage, both broken and lead to error pages (or forbidden, I forgot which). :D

    I am not against searching threads - why...
  90. Re: Which fragrance has been in your 'drobe for the longest time?

    Ted Lapidus' "Envol" (well, initially it was Lancome's "Envol", but I think they only marketed it as Lancome in Eastern Europe). The dark blue with gold container.

    Also Anais-Anais. Strangely...
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    Revenge: Male fragrances worn by women?

    I have expensive tastes. Not that I buy expensive perfume - well, I do, but not the newer ones; I tend to have die-hard favorites which for some strange reason fetch ridiculous numbers on E-Bay...
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, 14 September 2008

    Ted Lapidus "Vu" (parfum format)

    Sundays I reserve for sniffing myself (not as disgusting as it sounds :)), hence, usually end up wearing something in very short supply and out of production.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 Sept -08

    Ted Lapidus "Vu" (parfum format)

    As I mention in the Male Forum thread, Sundays are for me, so I usually wear one of the rarer, out-of-production fragrances.
  94. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    Thank you, all were quite helpful (some of them I've seen already). I think I was more interested in practical solutions (like the shelving question - a total DUH! moment once it was answered - and...
  95. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    I'm not sure it's appropriate for me to welcome you to Basenotes, as I've been out of touch for a long while, so could very well be considered a newbie myself - many new names, many...
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    Re: Coco Chanel movie on Lifetime

    I was wondering how Shirley did. Thanks for the heads-up.
  97. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    And I did. But I will tell you right now, I'm not going to use the search function to search for threads on the search function.

    But thanks for your input. :)
  98. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    Excellent idea! I'm surprised they've not come up with one yet. Basenotes project, perhaps? ;)
  99. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    Do you really think that posting this reply was necessary? Particularly as this is the second of its kind.
  100. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Fragrance storage

    Yeah, I'm not looking at Cuisinart - never been a fan. I'd rather go a bit on the high-end side.
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