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    Re: Boston, MA

    I'm in Boston this week and I'm happy to report the Perfume Corner is still open. It has moved to 8 Milk Street, just a few blocks from Macy's and in the vicinity of a TJ Maxx, a Marshall's and a...
  2. Re: New fragrance from Jean Desprez to be released soon

    My bottle looks exactly the same, but substitute "Gold" for "Platine," and written with a gold marker instead of silver.

    The scent is a heavy oriental gourmand and reminds me of Angel and some...
  3. Re: New fragrance from Jean Desprez to be released soon

    Mine arrived today. I'm already perfumed for now but will give it a try later.
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    Re: Omaha, NE

    Just visited Von Maur at Westroads for the first time in a long time, and was surprised to see they now offer the Neil Morris fragrances, and also Shenendoah by Terri Michelle.
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    Re: Niki de Saint Phalle reformulated

    From what I have been able to gather, this perfume changed hands several times, but the original producer (or perhaps just distributor?) of Niki was Jacqueline Cochrane Cosmetics. I have a first...
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    Re: SotD Friday 11 March 2011

    Happy Friday!

    By luck, I am in synch for today with David Yurman's Exotic Essence and Delicate Essence, layered like bracelets on my wrist.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 March 2011

    Joya FvsS No. 1 for me today. Spring can't get here fast enough!
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    Re: Niki St Phalle.

    :thumbup: Niki is the closest I have to a "signature" scent, and the only one I own in multiple formats. I have a pure parfum, a first edition EDT, a current EDT and the bath oil. I'll be keeping...
  9. Re: What would a fragrance named after your locale smell like? (2 answers please: 1 snarky, 1 sincer

    What a fun topic! Love all the humorous and more serious replies.

    I'm in Nebraska like kumquat, but a different city (Omaha).

    Snarky: Stockyards, the fragrance! Its aroma is self-evident....
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    Re: Back on Basenotes

    Greetings from Nebraska, Purplebird! I remember you from your wonderful reviews the last few years, and when I finally became active on the forums here, seems you weren't around much. Glad to have...
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    Re: Angel... On men?

    My first encounter with Angel was on a man. I've worn it to excess myself and can no longer stand to wear it, but it smelled (and still smells) amazing on my male friend. Go for it!
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    Re: Elle 25- I WON!!!!

    What exciting news! Congrats, Baykat!

    You've been having such wonderful perfume luck as of late! :-)
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    Re: The Top Five Chain

    Fun!

    From tdem1961's list:

    Aimez-moi
    Bulgari Black
    Cinema
    Nirmala
    Sublime
  14. Re: Niche vs. Designer Fragrances. I Want To Believe.

    I'm with Baykat. I sample lots of niche, but most of my full bottle purchases are designer and classic scents. I've tried plenty of mediocre niches that simply weren't worth the money. I'm not...
  15. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak, January 1 and/or 2, 2011 ★★★ ORIENTALS

    Good choice, Lilybelle! I almost picked this one, too!
  16. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak, January 1 and/or 2, 2011 ★★★ ORIENTALS

    Boucheron's Trouble for me today.

    I own the EDP and also the solid of this one. I actually prefer the scent of the solid. It's a little softer and creamier but lasts very long and has great...
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    Re: "Rykiel Women Not For Men."

    Haven't smelled that one yet, but I recall reading something about that on a scent blog awhile back. I think the same nose did both perfumes: Anne Flipo.

    Do you think they're identical or is...
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    Re: which perfume is this?

    I believe it is True Religion. Haven't smelled it but I recognize the bottle. (This one turns up at TJ Maxx in the States for a very affordable price.)
    ...
  19. Re: Are SCHERRER and JEAN-LOUIS SCHERRER (1979) the same fragrance?

    "Old-school leathery chypre" sounds like a spot-on description of Scherrer, which is indeed the same as Jean-Louis Scherrer. I'm a big fan of this scent.

    I've tried Scherrer 2, Nuits Indienne and...
  20. Re: Is there such a thing as an incense chypre?

    If there isn't such a category, there ought to be! ;)

    A few that come to my mind that might meet these criteria:

    Paloma Picasso

    Cabaret by Parfums Gres

    Nina Ricci Deci Dela
  21. Re: 2011 Meet-Up: Would you like to join us in New Orleans in autumn? Let's talk!

    I am possibly interested in this. Hubby and I have been wanting to pay a visit here, so we could possibly coordinate a vacation with the BN meet-up.
  22. Re: Ormonde Jayne, one to buy and one to try

    Ormonde Woman is beautiful. I've had it in my wish list forever. Hope to get a full bottle some day.
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    Re: A Look back on 2010

    1. What were your favourite releases of 2010?

    I spent most of this year trying older perfumes. I don't have too many new loves that were from this year.

    --Jacomo Art Collection #8 was my...
  24. Re: Diva by Ungaro/I'm a man/Can I wear it?/Pls help

    I think Diva would smell great on a man! Go for it!
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    Re: Montale

    I love and purchased Red Vetiver and both my husband and I wear it.

    Be careful with their musks and order samples first if you're not testing scents at the store. I found several that I could...
  26. Re: A Tale of Tabac Aurea and Kidney Stones.

    Oh, no! I've heard kidney stones are incredibly painful but I've not experienced them personally. (Knocking on wood right now.)

    Hope you feel better soon!

    (I need to try some Sonoma Scent...
  27. Re: Which scent could you 'pitch' most authentically?

    I can see this, Baykat! Every time I see the pic of you with your parrot, I'm reminded of an antique framed print my mom used to have. It was a slender woman with a curly bob and a long, black...
  28. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Also interesting! How long does the scent last on the rice paper, 30 Roses? And is the sillage as good?
  29. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Interesting. I know I have smelled Insolence but I guess it didn't make a big impression on me. I'll have to give it a good skin test next time I'm at Sephora. :wink:
  30. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Short story to share: my husband liked the smell of Lipstick Rose, because it reminded him of when he was a small boy and used to eat his mom's lipstick. He thought it smelled appetizing. I'm sure...
  31. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Une Rose finished nicely (no urinous notes :thumbup:), but it lacked complexity for me. The more interesting notes never fully developed. If I were looking for a beautiful, natural-smelling rose...
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    Re: The best Jo Malone so far....

    Vanilla Anise is my fave, and it replaced my previous fave which was Pomegranate Noir.
  33. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Talked to Dennard today and he has since had a chance to try some of these and is opting out of the group.

    So, PerfumedLady, you'll get the samples very soon!

    I tested Iris Poudre this morning...
  34. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Samples have arrived! Thank you, rtamara! (And thanks again, 30 Roses, for making this possible!

    I'm already scented for the day so I'll wait until tomorrow to begin testing on skin. I...
  35. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Good morning! Haven't seen or heard anything since this last post on the 9th. Is the group still active? Are the samples still traveling?

    (Yes, I am the next on the list to receive. Can you...
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    Re: hehe... Another Caron!

    Ooh, good suggestion for SOTD, Baykat! I have a vintage mini of Parfum Sacre and I think I'll go dab some on. I agree, more floriental than straight oriental on me.
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    Sorry! Double post!
  38. Re: Group is closed-- Malle Floral samples to pass around

    Exciting stuff, folks! :beer:

    I'm trying not to read much about these scents before I get them, to minimize any bias, but I do peek at this thread from to time. I look forward to finding my...
  39. Re: Online article: 13 Awful-Smelling Fragrances

    I was also recommended Badgley Mischka. :angry: I've tried that one and did not like it at all. Ugh.
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    Re: The Great Unwashed

    Add me to the list of folks for whom the daily bath/shower is a delight. I'm thankful to live in a time when this is possible.

    In general, I prefer that people be at least odorless if they choose...
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    Re: Florals with Big Sillage

    +1 for Joy, Fracas, Paris, Amarige, 1000. All are beautiful and persistent.

    I'll also suggest Fragonard Fragonard. The parfum concentration lasts ages and is very affordable.
  42. Re: Relaxing Bath Oils/Soap for Autumn

    This is a good time of year for the Queen Mum of all bath oils: Estee Lauder Youth Dew.

    If you like sweet scents, Yves Rocher's Fruits de Noel Orange and Chocolate is out of this world. ...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st October, 2010

    Happy Halloween!

    Seems like a good day for Ava Luxe Midnight Violet.

    http://http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-p/4403804997/in/photostream/
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    Re: Your top 5 "non niche" perfumes

    Chanel No. 5
    Chanel Coco
    Patou Joy
    Niki de Saint Phalle
    Ivoire de Balmain
  45. Re: Your Favorite Two Pierre Balmain Fragrances Are and Why?

    Another Ivoire lover here! I think it's the house's best scent, so amazing and complex and non-sweet.

    I like most of the others I've tried, too, except Balmain de Balmain. That one was too sharp...
  46. Re: SOTD -Synchronized Friday The 15th of October 2010 - The Skankiest Fragrance You Own

    I'm out of Bal a Versailles, my favorite skanky scent.

    The best I can do today is Kiehl's Original Musk. I once heard someone describe this one as having a "touch of hiney" in it. That counts...
  47. Re: How many of your vintage perfumes were secured after fierce bidding wars?Or on the quiet?

    Most of my vintages are from estate sales, garage sales and thrift stores. I do have a few that I "won" on ebay, but I've had so many disappointments on there that I'm willing to wait for a good...
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    Re: Brands Section Preview

    This will be very helpful! Thank you!
  49. Re: OCM Oil Cleansing Method. Any Testimonials?

    I do it off and on, averaging once or twice a week. Wish I could bring myself to do it more consistently.

    I use a mix of castor oil and sunflower oil, and after I do it, my skin is clear and has...
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    Re: Perfume solids: Like?

    I like solid scents and have three right now: the Boucheron Trouble that tdem1961 has, SJP Covet and L'Occitane Green Tea.

    I don't think top notes get full expression in solid scents, but solids...
  51. Re: SotD Friday 08 September Synchronised Yves Saint Laurent Day

    I'll be scent twins with you, devilcat.

    Found a Cinema parfum sample I had forgotten in my sample box. (Can't tell much difference between that and the EDP but both are nice.)
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    Hooray! I heart YSL! :smiley: Not sure yet if I'll choose Cinema, Cinema Gold or Y.
  53. Re: What fragrances are similar to Caron's Aimez Moi?

    Hi, isabellath! Have you tried the original Lolita Lempicka, or Aquolina's Blue Sugar? Both have pronounced anise notes. Blue Sugar is marketed as a men's scent but it's actually very unisex and...
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    Re: Jacomo Art Collection.

    My samples arrived today.

    This is my first test of all three (and all at the same time on different spots on my arms, LOL!), but so far, No. 2 is my favorite. Sweet smoke and salty leather. Very...
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    Re: Ambery florals?

    +1 for Alien, Tocade, Euphoria and Just Me. All are lovely and amazing! :smiley:

    Christian Lacroix C'est La Vie is a beautiful example of an amber floral with a little sweetness. It's...
  56. Re: Malle Floral Samples To Pass Around to 6 Basenoters, USA only please

    I haven't tried any of these and would love to participate if you're still taking names. :smiley:
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    Re: Not walmart

    How about. . .

    Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb

    Boucheron Jaipur Saphir

    YSL Cinema
  58. Re: What are your Favorite Soapy frags?

    +1 for Ivoire and Caleche

    My fave soapy is Molinard de Molinard. Beautiful scent in a beautiful bottle.
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    Re: Jacomo Art Collection.

    Ooh! Thanks, Candy Perfume Boy! I just checked and the cheapsmells.com price is about half of what they cost here in the US, even with the international shipping. :2vrolijk_08:

    Not sure about...
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    Re: Jacomo Art Collection.

    I'm getting some samples in a swap and will post back with my thoughts!
  61. Re: San Francisco Basenotes Gathering :-)

    Thanks, BayKAT and Rogalal, for posting your experiences and pictures! Looks like it was a fun gathering full of good shopping karma! :-)
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    Re: Rounded, smooth, creamy

    TROUBLE is an excellent choice for this category. I think you'll enjoy that one.

    I'll suggest another: Balmain Ambre Gris. You might be able to find this one at a mall. Very warm, soft, sweet...
  63. Re: What do you love enough to have a backup?

    I try to avoid hoarding, and I didn't purchase these with the intention of having back-ups, but I guess the extra bottles do serve that function.

    I have Niki de Saint Phalle in first edition EDT,...
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    Re: Somewhat disturbing imagery IMO

    I appreciate your clarifications and response, Sunnyfunny. Perhaps I read something into what you wrote that wasn't intended, and I think it's possible you've done the same with my response. I'm...
  65. Re: Newbie needs help finding a skin scent

    Hi, Dany06!

    Lots of good suggestions made here, but may I suggest you also post this topic in the Female Fragrance Discussion forum? I think you'll get some fresh ideas from the sweet-smellin'...
  66. Re: How high is the risk that you'll look at yr collection one day & think:'What overcame me...?'

    Yes. YES!
  67. Re: How high is the risk that you'll look at yr collection one day & think:'What overcame me...?'

    I occasionally look at an individual bottle and think that, but the whole collection? Nah, not likely to happen.

    Knowing me, I would have just blown that money on dinners out or beer and have...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    Awww, shucks! That's so cute! :smiley:

    And yes, I think it counts!

    *******************************

    I actually own two celeb scents: With Love Hillary Duff and SJP Covet. I think I'll...
  69. Re: Does your partner appreciate perfume?

    My husband enjoys smelling good and was happy to have a small (1-3 bottles) collection before. His collection is now a little larger and he likes sampling new scents, but he's not into it in the way...
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    Re: Somewhat disturbing imagery IMO

    I realize I'm still off topic and a few weeks late, but I wanted to respond to the post above.

    The reasons that people are fat (or thin) are complex and varied, and are still not fully understood...
  71. Re: Unknown EDT -- please identify this bottle

    Same topic, different bottle. Does anyone know what this one is?

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/41616801/french-perfume
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    Re: Lilac: forgotten?

    That's a good point, Quarry. You may be onto something there.

    Thanks, too, for the tip on the Highland Lilac sample.
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    Re: Lilac: forgotten?

    I love lilac, but I agree with the others who note that perfume doesn't adequately capture the aroma of the true blossoms.

    (At least, none that I have found so far. I look forward to seeing...
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    Re: Very thought provoking article

    Interesting article and thanks for posting.

    I think it's important to remember that a higher price for a fragrance does not always equal more natural ingredients or even better-quality synthetics....
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    Re: In Celebration of Life.

    Ooh! Mitsouko is one of the few Guerlains I like and I will happily join you today.

    :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:Happy Birthday, N_Tesla! :beer::beer::beer: Hope you get lots of cake and...
  76. Re: Looking for a dignified yet sensual Sandlewood.

    Ava Luxe No. 23.
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    Re: Tiny boxes for drams anyone?

    Sorry to post again, but I was looking at that link I just posted above and noticed they also sell lip balm tube boxes and also roll-on boxes that are smaller and narrower, and might possibly work:
    ...
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    Re: Tiny boxes for drams anyone?

    Some of the sites that sell supplies for soapmaking also sell small boxes. They appear to be a little bigger than what you're looking for, but you might be able to make them work.

    For example,...
  79. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 ★★★ OPPOSITE GENDER

    I dug through hubby's sample box for something new.

    Came up with Canali Men. I remember buying the sample for him to try, based strictly on the notes. He thought it smelled nice but unremarkable...
  80. Re: SotD Friday 03 September - Synchronised Jacques Cavallier Day

    I'll spare a little spritz of my hoarded Alchimie by Rochas sample for Jacques Cavallier day.

    Happy Friday, everyone!
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    Re: Ava Luxe Perfumes.

    I went through an Avaluxe kick in 2008/2009, though I haven't tried the Incense scents yet. In general, I have had good experiences and find the scents to be high-quality and long-lasting.

    I own...
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    Re: Incense-y fragrances

    Ooh! Lots of good ones mentioned already.

    If you like the Nag Champa incense, try Monyette Paris or Dawn Spencer Hurwitz (DSH) Ashram.

    Mathew Williamson Incense is also nice.

    Cafe by Cafe...
  83. Re: Any Love for Black Orchid Voile de Fleur?

    I like it and find it more wearable than the original Black Orchid. (Which I also like but which sometimes smells odd on me.)

    Good choice, N_Tesla! :smiley:
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    Ooh! I wasn't going to start participating until September but by a happy accident, I am wearing Givenchy Ange ou Demon today, so hooray! :grin:
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    Re: Fragrances in Song Lyrics

    I heard this classic on the radio the other day and I think it could be interpreted as a reference to perfume (or possibly a few other things).

    We starve-look
    At one another
    Short of breath...
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    Re: Best MANLY Home Fragrance Products

    Malin and Goetz make a candle called "Cannabis" that smells divine and would be perfect for scenting a man's living space. (It doesn't actually smell like cannabis--just smells of figs and spice on...
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    Re: What would Kate Bush wear?

    Another Kate fan here.

    I envision her wearing an old French classic, maybe a Patou or a Guerlain, some scent that would have seemed oddly inappropriate (but sophisticated!) for such a young woman...
  88. Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3

    I flew out of here the first week of August.

    The new terminal had just opened the week before. Not every shop was open, and open shops were not fully-stocked, but there is a nice duty-free...
  89. Re: Vaniglia del Madagascar by I Profumi de Ferenzi. Anyone? Anyone?

    I liked it. It's kind of a smoky (but still sweet) vanilla, not the buttercream frosting variety of vanilla. But pure vanilla and nothing else.
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    Re: Natural and Subtle Fragrances

    I recommend Eclat d'Arpege and Yves Rocher's Pur Desir de Lavande. Both are soft, beautiful and not at all overpowering or heavy on the musk.

    (I've heard good things about the other Pur Desir...
  91. Poll: Re: Pick My New Delrae Scent. Your Opinion Appreciated.

    Mythique was my favorite of the bunch. (I have tried all but Coup de Foudre.)

    Mythique was a beautiful example of a floral woody musk, with a pronounced iris note. Very dry and woody. Also,...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Ding ding ding! We have a winner. :-) It is indeed Patou's Joy!
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Good guess, but no. :smiley:
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Ooh, fun! Here's an easy one.

    Of cooking. Of sex.
    To the world. Happy! Happy!
    See me jump for it!
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    My Jacomo love affair continues. My bottle of Parfum Rare arrived today. Swoon! So gorgeous!

    (For the record, I've always pronounced it with the accent on the first syllable, but who knows?)...
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    Re: Love's Baby Soft and adults

    If you like soft and powdery, try Eclat d'Arpege, Barbara Bui or even Avon's Sweet Honesty. All are soft and light, but with a little more sophistication than Love's Baby Soft. (And I say that as...
  97. Re: Amazone Light Eau de Fraicheur by Hermes

    I found this scent first through the eau fraiche and was hoping the original Amazone would be stronger and longer-lasting.

    I bought a vintage Amazone on ebay and it smells a little different, and...
  98. Re: Old bottle of Mitsouko--Help me date?

    :thumbup: Wow! What a lucky find!
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Oh, this thread! Since it started, I've gone cuckoo for Jacomo! I have purchased Anthracite, Silences and Silences Purple in the last two weeks. Winners, each and every one!

    My wish list is...
  100. Re: Fragrance & Temperature, Women and Men: Are We Different from Them?

    Good question, cathodera!

    My perception is that the Male fragrance threads have more activity in general than the Female threads. That could have something to do with it.

    On a personal...
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