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    Re: NEW Zoologist: Civet

    It’s not a scary one at all. Zoologist says on their website that the civet and musk notes listed are: “*Synthetic notes. Zoologist Civet does not use animal products.” The synthetic versions used...
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    Re: L' Artisan - Mass discontinuation.

    Thanks for the info. Was there a link?
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ohh, you’ll enjoy this Earlyn! Congrats :)
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    The bottle looks in good shape, regardless. Nice find!
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Lovely! Please share your thoughts on these with us :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Lovely, as always, Fanny. October smells wonderful!
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    Re: House of Caron

    Thanks to the generosity of Camel, I’m sampling a side-by-side of Tabac Blonde lotion, from the 70’s, alongside my small sample of Tabac Blonde parfum, circa mid-2000’s. Accounting for the...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice!
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    And, the original thread is back up! So glad we didn’t lose it :)

    And, thanks, NCal. PM is usually the best way to reach me.
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    What a wonderful find David! I’m looking forward to your pictures, too, when you get the time to upload them :)
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    We’re back!

    Thanks to everyone who has been working behind the scenes to recover the lost threads! Much appreciated :). Hopefully we can merge the new thread with this at some point, though I...
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Hurrah!

    And, Cook.bot, I’m envious of your fall rotation. Your all-green September sounds divine.
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Haha, perhaps I should, though I’ll qualify that this actually represents almost all my Dior’s at the current time. They’ve become prohibitively expensive, and are recognizable enough that it’s rare...
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    It is! I haven’t found another example like it, so I haven’t been able to date it with any confidence. I don’t know if it was a limited release, or for a specific market. Those octagonal bottles...
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    You’re very welcome. It was your lovely Dior thread that enabled some of this!

    The Dior EDCs really are super. I usually like a more concentrated formulation, but these older Dior’s really...
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Lol - I’m bad. All fingers pointing at me, with justification. I am not sorry ;) :bath::bath::bath:

    And I’m in good company, clearly :smiley:
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    And, here’s my Miss Diors:

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    EDTs, including the 3 13/16 fl. Oz, for RoRo ;)
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    Here’s my Le Dandy. I don’t have the box, and the bottle has no markings other than an imprint on the base that looks like D’Orsay on one side, and something I can’t make out on the other.
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    I have an old Le Dandy, that I haven’t been able to date. Clear crystal, in the octagonal fluted shape, with what looks like a silver filigree cap. I was told it was very old, but haven’t been able...
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Oh gosh, did we lose the Dior thread too? I got SO much enjoyment from that one. Here’s hoping it can be recovered.

    I adore the old Diors, though I don’t have that many any more (they’re getting...
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    Re: House of Caron

    It most certainly does! Acacia Farnesiana, or Mimosa Farnesiana as it is sometimes known, is a type of sweet Acacia. The absolute from the yellow blooms is called Cassie Absolute.

    Cassie...
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    Re: House of Caron

    Vintage Nuit de Noel is one of my favourites. Extrait, pre-1970 for preference. The mousse de saxe base is to die for, and the rose and sandalwood are divine.

    Farnesiana, En Avion, Tabac Blonde...
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    Lol. It’s a little known secret that Area51 is filled with oakmoss, citruses, LOTV, and musks both real and nitro. It’s a perfumista’s Bermuda Triangle. If we wander in we are lost forever.
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    That’s high praise. I have a fondness for Caron.

    The sampling thread seems to have disappeared? I get a blank page when I tried to refresh the screen and it’s not showing in search either. ...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Lol... Camel has released the proverbial kitten from the bag... “CC” was an acronym for “Chypre Camel” (or “Chypre Caramel”). That likely gives some insight to the note choices ;)

    It has some...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    The subjectivity of scent, indeed! Fascinating that you both had such different perceptions of it. Naturals can be curious little shapeshifters, and the way they express can be quite different from...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful as always. The quality of light in your photographs is stupendous.

    I’ve been meaning to try these for a long time. Samples are hard to come by though, are there any standouts in the...
  28. Re: Difference between carrots seed and orris butter

    Between carrot seed and orris butter? They’re quite different.

    Carrot seed is soft, warm, sweet vegetal-rooty with musky overtones that can be reminiscent of ambrette (though I don’t find those...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    Thank you Greyspoole, Bavard and N.Cal for sharing your experiences so far (and to N.Cal for persevering!). I’m following the thread with interest, though I won’t chime in until everyone’s had a...
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    Re: Lellabelle's Spirit Bear Perfumes

    The pleasure was all mine! A lovely afternoon indeed :)

    I don’t think we made it through even a fraction of what we planned to smell, but intelligent conversation and good company are a great...
  31. Re: Vetiver fragrances inventory: under-the-radar

    I’ll throw my vote in for Sammarco Vitrum. It’s a very well done, naturalistic vetiver, for those who love the note unadulterated.

    It’s deep, herbal, peppery and smoky. This isn’t the fresh,...
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    Bavard, I just saw the thread you posted. You’re too kind, really! :embarassed:

    I only hope I don’t disappoint you! The perfumes I admire are some of the all-time greats, and a lifetime of study...
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    Thanks :)
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    Thank you Bavard, that helps! Wherever you think best.

    My modest creations are branded as Spirit Bear Perfumes. As I mentioned, I mostly do this for enjoyment and don’t advertise or promote, so...
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    May that be far in the future!

    Good idea. I’m not sure if I’m allowed to start a thread like this without breaking some site rules: would that be considered promotion of some sort? Any thoughts...
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    All addresses received, and these are in the mail (finally!) as of yesterday :). I’ve sent them ground, due to shipping restrictions, but they are on their way!

    I included a mystery Chypre, that I...
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    Re: Scent bar hit list

    All good choices! My advice would be to sample with an open mind: they have a great selection, and usually I go in with a long list and end up leaving with something unexpected ;)

    A note that...
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    Okay, I’m packaging up some samples today and tomorrow. Should be able to get these in the mail on Saturday. Bavard, greyspoole, epapsiou, Zealot Crusader and NCal, if you could PM me your shipping...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Love the purples, Fanny! Lovely selection for August :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Parfums DelRae announces retirement

    What sad news. I own and love BDP, it’s a beautiful fragrance. Kicking myself that I didn’t pick up Wit, while it was available.
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    Re: Ambergris Quality - please help!

    https://www.ambergris.co.nz/identification Has a good summary of the basic characteristics.
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    :tekst-toppie:
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    And... the musk has bloomed. Oh so beautifully. Supported by the dark patchouli in this, it’s bringing out all the chocolatey facets of the musk. The fairy queen is awakening from her slumber, to...
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    Re: Tobacco Oud or Oud Wood

    Both are lovely, and merit ownership in their own right. My bottles are from shortly after release, and I’m not sure how they compare to the current batches. I find I fluctuate between which of...
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    Happy to add you N.Cal.
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    Okay, I’m about 30 minutes in to my Replique parfum wearing today. A quick blast of aldehydes in the opening, which dissipated very quickly, followed by HUGE wafts of soft, powder. Heliotrope in...
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    Re: Tiare accord

    Good quality monoi is lovely stuff, and I always keep a few bottles around. In the South Pacific, it is used from everything from sun tan oil, to a moisturizer for hair, skin and nails, as well as...
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    Just saw this. I’m in!

    (PS: I confess I cannot read “let’s do it” without hearing it, Arnie-style... “let’s DO it”. Weird 80’s crossover aside, count me in ;)
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    Wow - I couldn’t have asked for a better group! Bavard, purecaramel, greyspoole, epapsiou and Zealot Crusader: I’ll be happy to see what I can find that you might enjoy!
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    Here’s my little bottle of parfum. I’m not quite sure of its age or history, but it was old enough to be of interest and seems quite well preserved. I don’t have any other examples to compare it...
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    Thank you all for the words of encouragement. This group is so kind, and so supportive of our shared passions! I really should step out of my comfort zone a little and share a few of these for...
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    It’s a passion of mine, and most of what I make is for myself, as well as for family and friends ;). I make a small number for sale too, but on such a small scale that I’m pretty much invisible! ...
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    We could do a synchronized testing ;). I’m in!
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    Thanks for sharing this. What characters! :bath:

    Couldn’t help but notice this quote:
    “From Milwaukee a victim of asthma wrote that she was praying nightly that Swartout and Granville would never...
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    I love oakmoss and use it extensively in my own compositions. It’s a remarkable material.

    Without cross-quoting from the reference thread, I’ll just say that Grayspoole’s comments on oakmoss sum...
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    Nuit de Noel. Extrait. As old as possible; 60’s or earlier.

    Honourable mentions go to:
    Vintage Femme parfum (again, a 60’s vintage, for preference). This held my top spot for years and I...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Lol. Two are en route, but I’ll be happy to post pics when I have them safely in hand!
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    My choice would be Dia. It’s soft enough for church and the incense is appropriate! It’s also refined and effortless while still smelling high-end. I find it a bit of a comfort scent, so there’s...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Yes, after pulling out my bottle for this thread, it’s been in regular rotation for the last month. I’d forgotten just how lovely it was.

    I *might* (fooling no one) have bought a couple of...
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    Re: Tiare accord

    That’s not a bad description. Tiare is sweeter, and a little less blue-cheesy than the gardenias you typically find in the US. It doesn’t have the savoury elements that can characterize certain...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    What a lovely find! Great picture too :)
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal Woman

    Latinnote, did you ever get to sample Fate woman? That one is gorgeous too!
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Well, you’ve put this one back on my radar! Thanks for the impression.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very interesting collection! I see a lot of lovely things in here, and a good representation of artisanal, and all-natural. Very well curated!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful! I’m enjoying the photography almost as much as the selections :thumbsup:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    In the vintage forum.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Vintage Miss Dior, yay! This has been in my rotation a lot the last month :)

    Beautiful, as always, Fanny. Have you been following the Dior circa 1980 thread?
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    Re: Possible Grojsman substitutes?

    Arguably, language influences our perceptions of everything. You might consider the philosophy of Wittgenstein, if this is a concept that interests you.

    Of course, if your interest is less...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Happy birthday Bavard!
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    Lovely!

    I have a magnolia with a similar flower type that has flowered, and finished, already. It’s a spring blooming variety. My Stellate-type, and Southern Grandifloras aren’t quite ready for...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Thanks for this reflection on the similarities and differences. It’s really helpful!
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    Re: Broken Nozzle Rescue

    No worries. It was worth a try!

    If you’re going the screwdriver route, perhaps try this over a sterile glass bowl? To catch any spillage.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I can see the parallels, certainly. More perhaps with GIII parfum, than other concentrations, where it’s a little deeper and richer. You’re right about the fruits. GIII goes in a different...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I should revisit this one. I’ve only ever tried it on test strips, back in 2015/2016, and again in 2018. It wasn’t what I expected, I remember that much. I really should seek some out and...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    16 oz of Diorling? Oh my!
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    Re: London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    Seconding Les Senteurs (an institution!), Bloom, Jovoy and, of course, Harrods.

    The main perfume floor at Harrods is insanely busy, and well-stocked. Far more interesting is the Roja Dove...
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    HG perfumes do have a tendency to give you something new with each subsequent wearing. I’ve said this before, with Dilettante, but it applies to all of them. I’m a deep admirer of his work and his...
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    Re: Broken Nozzle Rescue

    I see the little sprayer ‘cap’ to the front right of the photo. Usually, that comes on and off pretty easily, and connects to a dip tube inside. Could you fill a travel atomizer from this? If...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Beautiful, Epapsiou!
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    Re: Weird discounts

    The site has been shut down for a while, and they will not ship to the US from other countries.
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    Re: If you had to ... ; Ylang ...

    Eden had a lovely, very creamy, very buttery, natural Ylang 1 (first distillation). It’s a little more robust than the Extra, in my opinion, and better value. It’s been a while since I last...
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    Re: A question for women

    ‘Fossilized’ Dassie (Hyrax) urine.

    Sometimes referred to as ‘Africa Stone’, or occasionally ‘Golden Stone’ (which always makes me laugh!)
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Wow. I don’t know what to say, but thank you. :embarassed:

    Thanks for the Dame Narcissus suggestion. I’m not familiar with it, but will add it to the test list! I have Ostara, and enjoy Au Dela...
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    Thanks for the beautiful Scandal picture, btw. Gorgeous!
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    That’s true. Would a Plus account solve that?

    If the info needed to make a decision about splitting the collection to sell is predicated on the level of interest, could a poll or discussion in a...
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    Wearing my sample for the first time today.

    As others have mentioned, there’s a brightness to it that sets it apart from other Rose soliflores. There’s a distinct Bulgarian damascene profile to...
  88. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    These are resold at deep discount
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    Wonderful collection! I second what Grayspoole and others have mentioned: there will be limited buyers for the collection intact, and many who would be interested in purchasing individual bottles,...
  90. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    It matters. I’ll add that my expectations in this regard vary depending on the means of purchase (online versus in store) and the price point, however.

    Department stores:
    In person, I prefer to...
  91. Re: Labels, taglines, whatever they are called

    Lol. I’m usually chypreish!

    Always loved your tag, btw :D:
  92. Re: Labels, taglines, whatever they are called

    Is changing the tag a Basenotes Plus feature?
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    Re: A question for women

    It most certainly does!

    Civet as a floral enhancer has a LONG history in perfuming :)
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I bet you smell amazing though!
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    This was my recollection too, though it’s been a long while since I got nose to Vol de Nuit, and the Guerlain drydown has never really been my style. I’m sure I’ve unfairly discounted it for this...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    PerfumedLady, you are so kind ;) I can appreciate a good scent, but I bow to Grayspoole’s enviable, and unparalleled, knowledge! This really is a masterclass in understanding and appreciating the...
  97. Re: Labels, taglines, whatever they are called

    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    “Tenderness” is a perfect description, Perfumedlady! Usually greens land far from this sentiment; melancholy is usually where they end up (and I personally love that aspect). You are absolutely...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Thanks for the write-up, Sam! Sounds like an excellent lecture. What a treat to be able to attend!
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    Re: A question for women

    :shocked::lolk:

    I’ll defend the temptress ;). I love a little mossy-Mitsy!
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