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  1. Re: New Fragrance: Acqua di Parma - Colonia Intensa Oud Eau de Cologne Concentrée

    Oh boy. Not another Eau de Cologne Extrait.

    Who cares about ooud... (yawn) Russian Coriander, this is new though. Exceedingly rare and precious, grown by collective farms in Siberia. This is gotta...
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    Re: PG Bois Blond | Creed Love in White | Bijan Nude for men

    bump^
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver: Masterpiece? (Yes or No)

    A highly versatile, well-rounded scent. Morphing over time as becomes necessary, yet sticking to its original line.
    But it makes me think Telemann not Bach.
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    Re: The perfect scent!?

    If you are a true communist, Dictator, you already know the answer from the works of Marx, Engels and Lenin (or Trotsky).
    Ah, forget it, just buy any stuff you want from the most expensive...
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    Re: Explain to me the appeal of Rive Gauche

    With all due respect, but if you just enjoy wearing the scent as you've said, what more justification do you need?

    Personally, I have yet to meet a person who smells like "Barbasol" these days....
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    Re: Eau Sauvage Parfum - Frighteningly Beautiful !!!!!

    A poised and well behaved office fougère? Sounds interesting, I still have to try it.
    Just out of curiosity, here's an advertisement for the original :)
    ...
  7. Re: Absolue Pour le Soir Maison Francis Kurkdjian similar to Tom Ford Amber Absolute?

    No similarity for me either. Absolue Pour le Soir is a much more complex and intriguing scent.
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    Re: Post count not updating

    Very Philip Dick...
  9. Thread: Anosmia

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    Re: Anosmia

    I can't smell many musks but I think it's a blessing after I realized I perceive MKK as a gentle flowery scent :)
    I had the impression that Hedione smells almost like nothing by itself though, does...
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    Re: Equipage by Hermes

    I still wait for that to happen :) A great frag to please the person who wears it more than the others. No problems about longevity either - easily lasts the whole day in a moderate climate.
  11. Thread: Habit Rouge

    by fjord
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    Re: Habit Rouge

    I recently tried the extrait from a sample sent to me and was surprised by its relatively poor longevity, thought there was something wrong with the sample. I guess there is an issue here, after all....
  12. Thread: Creed Sub-Forum

    by fjord
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    Re: Creed Sub-Forum

    I subscribed to this thread but now I am puzzled by the post variations and inconsistency in opinions. Could this thread be a fake?
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    Re: Navegar: Y u No love?

    I find Navegar pretty evocative, too. Not aquatic in its true sense though, instead I get a bit of a mineral quality from it. I can almost picture a large piece of rock, a limestone perhaps, scorched...
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    Re: I tried Bel Ami for the first time today...

    I'm pretty sure this has been reformulated more than once. There have been at least three styles of the bottle. To me, Bel Ami emulates a completely different style of 'leather' than, let's say,...
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    That describes exactly what I experience.
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    Re: Eau Sauvage • Extrait •

    I don't know, I'm really pessimistic about this one.
    Eau... Extrait... Tell me about oxymorons
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    Re: Dior Homme - Cologne Formulation

    DH Cologne is also my favorite although I haven't tried all recent versions. I never had any longevity problems with it. Easily lasts the whole day without being loud. One of those cases when...
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    Re: Windsor: A Knife to the Heart

    Yes, and I'm reluctant to admit it, but I find myself to think about it lately as a sort of 'garden-variety' Windsor... for those days when I don't need anything special ;) I guess the eucalyptus...
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    Re: Windsor: A Knife to the Heart

    Don't mean to derail the thread, but given an obvious penchant for eucalyptus what's your opinion on HdP 1828, if you had a chance to try it? Just curious.

    Love Windsor, it is a great frag.
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    Re: Best office fragrance for men in 30s and 40s

    office setting? Bulgari pour Homme
  21. Re: Can anyone suggest a sophisticated alternative to Dunhill Edition?

    I'm curious what the guy is wearing now, two years later... unless he was smart enough to get himself a stash of Dunhill Edition to last a lifetime :D
  22. Re: Which male fragrances do women really, really hate?

    Amen
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    Re: Your current TOP 5 vetivers !?

    In no particular order

    Guerlain Vetiver (vintage) - versatilty
    Amoauge Dia Men - opulence
    Encre Noire - inkiness?
    Chanel Sycomore - smoothness
    LesNez Turtle Vetiver Front - organic and healthy...
  24. Re: Histoires De Parfums Petroleum: My (not so) initial review.

    Petroleum is indeed unusual, with a salty/aldehydic/lactonic note (lacking a better description here) permeating the initial stages of development. I would bet a new aromachemical is at work here. I...
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    Re: SOTD-Sunday, February 19, 2012

    MCM - Success
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    Re: Favorite Smoky Scents?

    CBIHP - Burning Leaves
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 9, 2012

    Vero Profumo - Onda (extrait)
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    Re: Why is Aventus totally clear ?

    well, the only explanation is that one of the flacons must be from a parallel universe - you've got a rare collectible item!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 22, 2012

    Creed - Cuir de Russie
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, January 21, 2012

    Knize Ten
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    Re: Battle of the rose/oud combos!

    Aoud Roses Petals, Homage, Black Aoud
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, January 15, 2012

    Tom Ford Oud Wood
  33. Sticky: Re: IFRA Standards - a summary

    Very interesting... I actually found in a couple recent reformulations the cloves note more 'sticking out' than what I was used to. I didn't know about limits on eugenol levels, so now I wonder if...
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    Re: OMG! OMG! OMG! Tabac Blond!!!

    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz323/dpandyl/rspszmatrs.jpg
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    Re: The best of...Miller Harris

    Cuir d'Oranger
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    Re: SOTD. Sunday 8th Jan 2012.

    Revisiting No. 88

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26121189.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturaday, January 7, 2012

    Cuir d'Oranger

    SotE - Dunhill Edition
  38. Re: Funniest fragrance/brand pronunciations you've heard?

    a real conversation at a macy's fragrance counter

    SA1 - Can I help you?
    me -uhh...do you have anything by Thierry Mugler
    (trying to make it sound like in the "French pronunciation" thread...
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    Re: SOTD Friday January 6, 2012

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26129448.jpg

    Dior Homme Cologne - still my favorite of them all DH varieties.
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulation date?

    I think this is very likely the case, there were bottles of several styles before but the juice was acceptable, if not identical.
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    Re: Dunhill Edition - Reformulated Version

    I have both and all I can say is that reformulation has been pretty drastic. The 'diet coke' is an apt comparison. They should have renamed it "edition fresh" or something like that. The two wear...
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    Re: Merry Christmas everyone

    Happy winter solstice and the rest of the holiday season to everyone!
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    Re: Encre Noire vs. Sycomore

    I would wear Sycomore for a night at the opera and Encre Noir for a trendy bar. Both are worth having IMHO.

    From a close analysis, l see similarities, but somehow they put me in a different state...
  44. Re: Wore Acier Aluminium to cardio section of the gym today - mixed feedback

    This thread gets my vote for one of the most inventive Creed headlines.
  45. Re: Animalic scents and their perception...my theory?

    This:



    Long ago, I witnessed two people smelling a chemically synthesized musk from a vial: one immediately turned red in the face and proclaimed that was a vile disgusting thing (though I...
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    Re: Xerjoff Mefisto - inconsistency??

    I am happy to report that Mefisto is still a Mefisto :)

    When compared on a blotter, it became obvious that my 13 ml bottle labeled "Mefisto" from the sample set contained a different scent...
  47. Re: Once a hater of Amouage Gold, now a lover of Amouage Gold

    It's like this:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pONcOSlyW48
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    Re: Chanel Bleu is my replacement for Amouage Dia

    No problem with either one, they both fulfill their purposes.

    "Masturbation is cheap, clean, convenient, and free of any possibility of wrongdoing — and you don't have to go home in the cold. But...
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    Re: Montana Black Edition

    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz323/dpandyl/P1010370.jpg

    I couldn't resist - the new sleek-looking black bottle vs the older greenish one.

    As I am comparing the two now, the top notes are...
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    Re: Montana Black Edition

    I had it for some time, but only tried it once. I didn't detect any drastic differences from the "Red Box" on my initial wearing, but I need to do another test to be completely sure. The company that...
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    Re: Why do we wear less than *5 star frags?

    What a great topic.

    How about a little philosophical reason. If we haven't tried anything four-star, three-star or less, how would we come at a five-star definition? In other words, one always...
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    Re: What are your top 3 best smelling Amber fragrances?

    Annick Goutal - Ambre Fétiche
    Serge Lutens - Ambre Sultan
    L'Erbolario - Ambraliquida
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    Re: Creed Vetiver (1948) VS Creed Original vetiver

    I like them both, but they are worlds apart. To my nose, Original Vetiver is largely based on a combination of contemporary musks, while the 1948 is, well, old school.
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    Xerjoff Mefisto - inconsistency??

    I'm feeling disappointed and puzzled right now... I have an official sample vial of Xerjoff Mefisto, which was sent to me by a kind Basenoter a while ago. Really loved the scent; in fact, it led to...
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    Re: Finally tried Aventus..

    After studying the development of Aventus over time, I found it more complex than I had thought originally. (Paper is better than skin because I also get the olfactory fatigue with this one). I can...
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    Re: What's your favourite "sweaty" scent?

    Cuir d'Oranger
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    Re: Les copains pour homme

    these words are worth their weight in gold
  58. Re: Can anyone recommend a good fall niche fragrance?

    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz323/dpandyl/Ambraliquida.jpg
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    Re: GIT - Drives the Women Crazy

    one of the prettiest women I've met commented when I was wearing GIT: "You smell just like my brother", and I thought, damn...
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    Re: I think I may be partial to Iso E Super

    hey, it just 7-acetyl, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-1,1,6,7-tetramethyl naphthalene, or, as some might prefer to say, 2-acetonaphthone-1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl (any chemist here,...
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    Re: Vero Profumo ONDA: The Eau De Parfum

    I was absolutely in love with the extrait. When the EdP came out, I disliked it immediately, the passion fruit top clashing with my idea of what Onda should smell like (and besides, being diluted,...
  62. Re: Tom of Finland by Etat Libre d'Orange smells like rubber, powder and saffron

    I am getting a quite clear rubber from this, not the (tanned) leather. The saffron still eludes me.
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    Poll: Re: What's Your Favorite Note for the Summer Heat?

    The hot and humid weather must be messing around with my brain, because I really start enjoying the aquatics, which never happens otherwise. But let's face it, citruses just don't last that long in...
  64. Re: Best online site to buy a full bottle of Amouage?

    maisonamour.co.uk

    (their selection is somewhat limited though)
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    Re: Juliette Has A Gun - Not A Perfume

    I agree, when I tried a sample of this on a paper strip, it showed clear development over time.

    So, I see at least three possibilities:

    1. There is more than a single aromachemical in there
    2....
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    Re: What color is Vintage Tabarome ?

    Older batches seem to be darker, which could be due to natural aging, although I personally find much difference between older and newer versions of the VT. The (in)famous Creed's inconsistency with...
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    Re: The Fragrances of Nobile 1942

    Pontevecchio (for men) is an underrated gem, in my opinion. Last time I looked, Luckyscent didn't carry it - what a shame.
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    Re: Do you find Perfect fragrances Boring?

    I'm with the OP in that many scents that strike me initially as "perfect", whatever it means, tend to go blah after a while. Beauty, on the other hand, may be difficult to spot right away but to me,...
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    Re: Someone needs to tell Pierre it isn't a race

    Yes, let's remember that Claude Monet has painted about 250 or so of the Water Lilies in his days... Clearly, there is still room to go for Pierre.
  70. Re: A Sweet Tobacco Fragrance or A Sweet Smokey Fragrance

    Costamor Tabacca - apples, fresh tobacco leaves, sweet and yummy (not the pipe tobacco though or smoky in any way)
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    Re: Civet and hormonal cycle -- is there a link?

    This is a very interesting thread, I find the personal side of these stories fascinating.

    For those interested in a scientific take on the subject, here's a recent review, free in Pubmed:
    ...
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    Re: Kouros: masculine or feminine?

    This is fun! I don't remember seeing a big "K" thread for a while. I'm gonna say it's 100% feminine http://www.en.kolobok.us/smiles/remake/no.gif
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    Re: Eau d'hermes for office wear??

    Well said, sir, well said! I agree, though for some unexplainable reason I think of EdH as being forcefully feminine for this day and time...which proves your point, really.
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    Re: Post your 3 favorite Frederic Malle's

    Le Parfum de Therese
    French Lover/Bois D'Orage
    En Passant
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    Re: Too much Creed will kill you

    going back to Queen though,

    While we live according to race, colour or creed
    While we rule by blind madness and pure greed
    Our lives dictated by tradition, superstition, false religion
    Through...
  76. Re: What is your Favorite Mostly Synthetic Fragrance

    Paco Rabane Ultraviolet Man, my Favorite and Completely Synthetic

    the rare mineral ambergris (WTF???) masculine, sensual, woody-amber undertones blended with liquid mint, organic vetiver, and...
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    Re: Top 10 Favorites Update

    Amouage Gold Men
    Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Fraîcheur Cuir
    Del Rae Eau Illuminee
    Heeley Sel Marin
    Malle Bois d'Orage
    Monsieur Rochas
    Montana Parfum d'Homme
    Parfums de Nicolai New York
    Vero...
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    Poll: Re: What's wrong with BOIS DU PORTUGAL?

    My main complaint is that it turns rather quickly if not stored properly. I had a small amount decanted into a travel atomizer once, and the metamorphosis it went through after just a few months was...
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    Re: Xerjoff - Is it Really Worth It?

    What's the proper way to pronounce "Xerjoff" anyway? The way I say it is 'zer-zhof' (with a sort-of-french 'zh' and accent at the end), but I could be totally wrong...
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    Re: Laura Tonatto - scorned in Italy?

    Professional jealousy maybe? :)

    I guess I am among that small group of people who find her work interesting. From what I've sampled, I can't say I liked everything, but they were all worth trying....
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    Re: Bond no 9 vs the perfumed court.

    I think you have a point here. The main problem is, their conduct has totally turned me off their products. Many others here have already expressed the same feelings (and I'm sure many more lurkers...
  82. Re: The Most Unobtrusive and Light Scent on Hot Days

    Heeley Sel Marin

    (doesn't Chandler Burr's listing it in NY Times make it mainstream)? :)
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    Re: Non-basenotes approved fragrances you like.

    ADG is not Basenotes-approved?? That's a shocker. :shocked:

    How about this baby:

    http://i840.photobucket.com/albums/zz323/dpandyl/CkCrave.jpg
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    Re: L'Artisan Navegar: is it an ISO E SUPER freak?

    Some days I think Andrée Putman's Préparation Parfumée = Navegar EdP. Anyone agree?

    (I do like them both)
  85. Thread: Amouage Ubar

    by fjord
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    Re: Amouage Ubar

    I can only speak of the current version. I also can see a resemblance to the Agent Provocateur. Both explore the same idea of combining damascones and artificial (as I was told) civet/musky tones...
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Simply brilliant!

    As for suggestions, I think it would be useful to see actual dates there if it's more than '3 days ago', especially when the list grows
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    Re: free Private Tabarome?!

    I also noticed that the older VT had a deeper texture and just a perfect harmony of topnotes that's somehow distorted in the newer version. The color difference was not that significant, but maybe it...
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    Re: free Private Tabarome?!

    Absolutely. A few months later, the Creed marketing people will be scratching their heads trying to explain a sudden surge in sales.

    Great story. And congratulations indeed, this is an absurdly...
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    Bijan Nude for men

    Thank you all for kindly adopting my underused scents! What I have available is listed below; will update as needed


    Parfumerie Générale Bois Blond 1.7 oz/50 ml, 90% SWAPPED

    Creed Love in...
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    Re: Guerlain Derby and Hermes Equipage

    Of course, we may all be talking about different versions of both Derby and Equipage...
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    Re: best fragrance free and non deodorized soap?

    A friend recommended to me the "Tea Tree Oil" soap sold at Trader Joe's a while ago. I was skeptical at first, but it turned out to work very nicely. It is made of pure vegetable soap (according to...
  92. Re: Fragrance that you like but give you a headache?

    Creed Green Valley :(
  93. Re: it stinks!! My Wife Hates it! People hate it!!! Dogs hate it!! But i love it!!!

    PdN Patchouli Homme

    I absolutely love it, and everyone around me hates it. It is...intense, but still - what's wrong with these people??
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    N is for Nemo by Cacharel
  95. Re: Bond No. 9 demanding PerfumedCourt stop selling decants

    Maybe this has been already quoted here, but the interesting thing, this is not the first time they seem to be making fools out of themselves:

    ...
  96. Thread: Fake Bond No 9

    by fjord
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    Re: Fake Bond No 9

    Agreed. Any time now, that local store of yours will get a twitter from Bond saying they are in big trouble infringing on their fine product in such an unscrupulous fashion.
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    Re: YSL M7 reformulated?!!!!

    I own a bottle of M7 that has only red paint on the back, and which dates to about two years ago (could be even slightly older, but there was a certain event in my life that allows me to trace the...
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    Re: Guerlain Derby and Hermes Equipage

    Funny, but when I got a sample of Derby (new formulation) a few days ago, I had exactly the same thought "I have smelled this before". I did a little trial by comparing it with four or five other...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    Wazamba! Wazamba! Parfum d'Empire
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    Re: Best Orange Blossom

    Vero Profumo Rubj has the best orange blossom I've tried, hands down
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