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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 17th Nov., 2011

    Good morning all...it's been a while.

    Mondale's Woods & Spices (from a tester) and testing Yves Rocher's Vanille Noire (very synthetic...ugh)
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    Re: Old Brown by Parera is a green chypre...

    Seasoldiermarine, do you remember a scent named Agua Profunda? Also made by Parera, it is a beautiful, crisp, herbal/leathery chypre
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    Re: Origins Shedonism

    bumping...wore it today.
  4. very nice article. just yesterday I wore Ayala's...

    very nice article. just yesterday I wore Ayala's Palas Atena and I was reminded of how AMAZING her creations are. the whole endeavor is of exceptional quality, from the ingredients to how they are...
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    Re: Building an Eclectic Arsenal

    seduction, winter/autumn, yet very wearable - YSL M7 and/or Chanel Anteus.
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 May

    Three spritzes of Chloe Narcisse on this wet, muggy (80 degrees!), rainy day in NYC. I over-applied; two spritzes is the max. It will last all day.
  7. Thierry Mugler quits fashion, lauches new perfume "Womanity"

    In an interview to the NYTimes, Thierry Mugler says he has quit the fashion industry because he's "had enough" and is now dedicating himself to perfume. His new creation will be called "Womanity"...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 April

    Mugler Alien. This one is funny. Maybe I sprayed too much. Don't like it today. :undecided:
  9. Re: help me chose a scent to give my mom for Mother's Day

    thank you mysticknot...she is my inspiration too. she's amazing :) i love her and respect her to the Nth degree!, as she would say :)

    I think Jicky might be in the running. For a Caron...my gut...
  10. help me chose a scent to give my mom for Mother's Day

    Hello Basenoters,

    I would like to give my mom a nice scent for Mother's Day. She isn't really a daily perfume wearer, but she has always chosen nice scents and her perfume use was a huge influence...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 April

    good day all! I am in L'Artisan Dzing! from a sample given to me many moons ago by a generous Basenoter. I am in LOVE, total and complete LOVE with this fragrance. It is so interesting...like nothing...
  12. Re: Indoles.. love them and hate them... now I know why?

    Fascinating thread! I love Basenotes...such a smart bunch of folks here.

    The indolic note is something I'm experimenting with more and more lately. Sometimes that indolic, oily note is more...
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    Re: S o t d 15 APRILl 2010

    hello to all! welcome to the newcomers and best of health to those suffering from cold, allergies or what have you.

    today I'm in Mugler Alien...I don't know what kind of high-powered body...
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    Re: Gucci Accenti -- Anything Like It?

    Love Accenti and gutted it is discontinued. Interested in the above suggestions and have had Theorema on my test list for some time now. Accenti + leather sounds fab to me :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 April

    Van Cleef & Arpels Murmure again for me.

    Hmmmm Versace The Dreamer. I bought that for my BF and it was a totally new style for him. He's the fresh/aquatic guy...

    Mike, your SOTD sounds really...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 April

    Good day all! I'm in Elizabeth Arden Green Tea today, by my beloved FK. It's such a calm, transparent frag...too bad it doesn't last longer.
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 April

    today i am in Ted Baker's Second Scent. Bought it on a whim at the Ted Baker store in Las Vegas one year. It is a bit heady and I may have over applied.

    Notes from Fragrantica:
    Secondscent by...
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    Re: SOTD - Friday - 9 April, 2010

    there's a Sniffapalooza in the city this wknd? Ohhhh how I wish I'd known earlier. Can someone direct me to more info please? I am in yoga teacher training weekends all day thru May, but maybe...
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    Re: Which scent from wardrobe for clubbing?

    Musc Ravageur is more for after the club :wink:
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 April

    Yesterday we reached 92 (!) in NYC. Today, the forecast is saying mid-80s. So for this hot urban safari, I am in Guerlain Mahora.

    Happy Thursday all!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 April

    Good day all! Today I'm in Balmain Jolie Madame. I have a vintage formulation that was marketed as a fragrance "mist" for skirt hems, curtains, pillows (skirt hems!) and although it's not the perfume...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 April

    Mike, Accenti is gorgeous and I have found a very devoted and outspoken following of it online. It has amazing lasting power, strong sillage, and a rather linear development but the notes are just...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 April

    Happy Birthday Coco and good day all!

    Testing Gucci Accenti today, and I LOVE it. It's my mom's fragrance. I always would see it on her dresser and think "meh" because the bottle isn't that...
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    Re: Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    i thought of the same scent. it's really peppery and warm. i worked at a LUSH for a few months when I was unemployed and managed to get a tin before it became discontinued. shame, as it's quite a...
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 April

    Hope everyone's having a lovely day. In LAMB "L" today for 70s and sun in NYC. Bare legs, open toes sandals are making their appearance!
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    Re: ** TABU ** your opinions please

    Applied with discretion, I love it. It's sexy, sexual (civet?) and mysterious. I think the key with Tabu is body chemistry and application.
  27. Have you found you have a predeliction towards certain NOSES?

    I am a huge fan of Francis Kurkdjian. When I discovered Gaultier2, I fell in love and began looking for his other frags. I was surprised to find that I already had about three of his other scents in...
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday - 1 April, 2010

    Good morning all! Sun is peeking out here in NYC but we are still a bit temperate...although the weather reporters promised 70 degrees today. We shall see.

    I started my day in Van Cleef & Arpels...
  29. Re: The "antithesis of sex" - the dorkiest, most un-sexy masculine fragrance

    not un-sexy for being clean and safe-smelling but for being so bizarre and smelling of blood and hospital that, worn regularly, you might scare away all potential mates (unless you're into...
  30. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    CdG Zagorsk or my beloved Kyoto! Anything from the Commes des Garcons Incense series, really, and not sure why, but L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer is coming to me when I read your post. It is very...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 31 March

    in Guerlain Mitsuoko EDT today...rain stopped in NYC, now we have a grey after-rain morning with a suggestion of dry, sun-kissed air; maybe by afternoon. Mitsuoko seemed fitting, but she is complex...
  32. Re: Which fragrances are the 'black sheeps' of your collection?

    what a fun thread!

    the first one that came to mind was a gift from an ex-BF (his frag tastes definitely foreshadowed the demise of that relationship :angry:), the hideous, pink, Vera Wang...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 March

    Zibeline, I swoon! How nice you remembered that is one of my faves, and another one I must hoard :( why must the lovely ones always get discontinued? Thanks so much for the warm welcome, friends....
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    Re: Fragrances to try for a beginner

    Ok, it may not be a "beginner's" scent, but if you are interested in a masculine floral, I would really urge you to get a sample of No. 88 by Czech & Speake. It is a gorgeous, round rose made a...
  35. Re: Bond No 9 Perfumes, I need help choosing one.

    +1 for New Haarlem. Gramercy Park is green, rounded with with ivy and musk in the drydown.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 March

    Petra, I'm in LOVE with how you smell today! :2vrolijk_08:

    Well, I'm scented completely inappropriately for today's deluge. Malle's Cologne Bigarade, possibly the most ephermeral scent ever? What...
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 March

    Cold and rainy in NYC today and on a whim decided to spritz some Le Labo Patchouli 42 before leaving for work. Tis very strong. Haven't worn a scent so powerful or complex in a while, as I took a wee...
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    Re: Today I bought.....March 2010

    Bottle of Balmain's Jolie Madame I got on eBay arrived :)
  39. Re: Skinny jeans: yay or nay for ladies with muscular legs

    now now wichitacxharles, who said anything about FAT?!
  40. Re: Skinny jeans: yay or nay for ladies with muscular legs

    I had become rather obsessed with the "skinny jean" and went to the Gap yesterday after researching a few affordable options online. Their "Always Skinny" cut is made with 2% spandex I believe. And...
  41. Skinny jeans: yay or nay for ladies with muscular legs

    After a few seasons of trying very hard to ignore the skinny jean trend, I must admit I've become a fan of the silhouette. Now there are "skinnies" in all manner of fabric and finishing, not just...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 21 September

    TGIF everyone!

    I'm in CdG Kyoto
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    Re: SotD Thursday 20 September

    Chloe Narcisse
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 September

    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea by the fabulous Francis Kurkdjian.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff (organizing the new activity)

    I'd love to sniff Gourmands! Is there still a slot available?

    edit: oops, n/m i see the position was filled. happy sniffing!
  46. Re: Diddy molests woman in hallway to sell perfume

    That ad made no sense. Did they or didn't they? Did she initiate or did he? Too much soft focus and no plot whatsoever, maybe like the new fragrance!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday Sept 18, 2007

    testing L'Artisan Tubereuse
  48. Re: Diddy molests woman in hallway to sell perfume

    Smelled the strip in a magazine this weekend. I think it's going to be one of those scents you can't get away from because EVERYONE (with the exception of basenoters, perhaps) will be wearing it. And...
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 September

    Welcoming autumn with my sample of L'Artisan's Dzongkha
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 14 September

    You all smell amazing! I feel inferior in my D&G Light Blue... amazing scents today from all of you!
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 12th

    hello all, it's been a while! i'm so glad to see the site is working again...i almost had a fit yesterday!

    Today I'm in Tabu. I can't believe this stuff is so inexpensive and smells so good (at...
  52. Thread: SotD 10 May

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    Re: SotD 10 May

    Malle's Carnal Flower
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 May

    Started out the day in light spicyness of Elizabeth Arden Green Tea, and going to meet a friend soon for drinks in either Carnal Flower or G2 (tbd).
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    Re: Article about perfume in Time Magazine

    Thanks for the link. Just printed this for my subway ride home. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Alien Rituel Prodige by Thierry Mugler

    I love Alien too, and since it's so strong, the body oil concentration might be just right for a lighter touch.
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    Re: Found a new favourite mascara!

    Dior Show has a HUGE following. It's been recommended to me countless times but when I took a look at the brush, I thought hmmmm this doesn't look so special, and I got nervous that it wouldn't do...
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    Re: Fragrances suitable for Making Love

    My BF used to wear Dolce Gabbana By and it drove me ka-razy :bounce: I love how he smells in it. For now, whatever's clever, he smells good just as he is :)

    For me, it depends on the weather...and...
  58. Re: Perfumes that accompany Princess and Tommy Bahama and Bur. Brit

    Well, I can't say I like Princess (in fact, I hate it), but it's pretty much on-trend for the light, aquatic, synthetic florientals that are all the rage right now. If you like that, I'd try YSL...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 May

    Gaultier2 for me today
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2 May

    Chloe Narcisse, a spicy floral
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    Re: V, it's not about victory this time ...

    I already know some men who find the v-neck too foppish or twinky and won't wear it. But for men who are comfortable wearing it, I think it can be very alluring. It says "I'm confident" and showing a...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 1 May

    Femme Rochas and a serious suit for a meeting with some people that have been demanding and unorganized and are on my last nerve!
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    Re: Let's Talk Violet

    Once you smell violet candy, you will never miss the violet note ever again! Talk about scent imprinting :O

    My fave violet: the exquisite Jolie Madame.
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 April

    Commes des Garcons Garage (thanks MD!) helps me feel shielded on this Monday after my boss returns from one week away on business and I need to be prepared for whatever may come!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 28 April

    Tabu body lotion and Tabu! I smell great! :)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 April

    feeling womanly in Rochas Tocade
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 April

    Gaultier 2

    happy birthday Lievje!
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    Re: The new CLEAN scents

    Fresh, clean scents are nice, but part of the charm of smelling "shower fresh" is that it happens after a nice shower, not because you sprayed "Shower Fresh" on you! Same goes for laundry...
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    Re: Naughty naughty bad girl scents

    Gucci Rush is for dressing to look fun and approachably sexy, but will send waves of fear and desire into anyone who gets close enough

    Femme Rochas is for looking elegant when what I'm wearing...
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    Re: your favorite discontinued frags

    You can still get this. I see it for sale on the shelves at Sephora all the time. Probably available on their website too.
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    Givenchy Pi - unisex?

    I recently swapped for a bottle of Givenchy Pi, EdT strength. I love men's scents anyway, and wear them often, but this one strikes me as potentially unisex. It's sweet and vanillic and has something...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 April

    Happy Birthday Coconut! Hope you got many wonderful smelling things...

    Today I'm wearing Gaultier 2
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    Re: Trip to Aedes...fragrant heaven!

    Great report! Also very curious about the Escentric Molecules line. Might be time for a visit...
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    Re: Violet and Anise Go for a Ride

    wow! the car metaphor works beautifully for fragrance! lovely lovely little pieces these are. i hope there are more where these came from!
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    Re: Recs for hot summer scents

    Fresh Lychee Sugar. It has a definite "mojito" accord, smells great, and lasts a long time.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 April

    Czech & Speake Cuba on this cold, icky, rainy day
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday Aprill 11

    Ayala Moriel Film Noir
  78. Re: New Chicago L'Artisan shop may host Basenotes Get-together

    That sounds like a great idea Quarry!!! I would love to have a NYC get-together. Although I'm not sure we would fit in the L'Artisan store...it's tiny!
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    Re: SotD Friday 6 April, Good Friday

    What gives?! It's 36 degrees out right now, going up to a whopping 44 :angry:

    taking advantage of the cold weather to test Montale's Woods & Spice, which actually, is neither. It's very sweet, not...
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    Re: NEW: Bond No. 9 Coney Island.

    Yah, I can "see" this. My guess is the caramel will be in the base or mid. Think about how there is sugar in a mojito, and the yummiest ones are made with brown sugar. If it's sugar to round the...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Hi Shanghai Rose!

    I'll throw my hat into the "still learning and not fit to lick the boots of the Sages around here" but, that said, people are very friendly and willing to share tons of info.
    ...
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    Re: Sea, sun, sand and wind

    Demeter has two new "beach" themed fragrances. "Hawaiian Surf" is the saltier one. There's also Demeter Fragrance Library's "Salt Air." And for a beachy/salty smell, you could try Bond's Fire Island...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 5 April

    playing around with Bond No. 9 Riverside Drive while I'm at home, catching up on work and sleep after coming in late from a business trip

    happy birthday julia7 :)...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 April

    Thoughts of speedy recovery to all those not feeling their best right now.

    Today, Profumum's Patchouli
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 3 April

    Le Labo Jasmin 17
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    Re: SotD Monday 2 April

    Chloe Narcisse for me today. I enjoy the spicy floral quality of it. It's not a big giant cloud of headache on me as I know it can be for others. I'm going on business travel today so I wanted...
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    Re: Asja - What Took Me So Long to Find This?

    Asja has been on my "to try" list for some time. Thanks purplebird for a great review! Love the "fermented" quality...that's something that usually gets me every time in a perfume.
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    Re: Body types and chemistry

    If you search the forums for "body chemistry" you will turn up a few threads. I think the jury is still out on there being a definite correlation to how a scent smells on dark/light/dry/oily skin or...
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    Re: Finally stopped trying to be sexy...

    Great post! And insightful comment on the rise of aquatics...
  90. Re: Do you coordinate scents with your sweetie?

    Kotori, you & your sweeties "go to" scents are a nice combo! :thumbup:

    Anyway, no, my sweetie and I don't. As of right now, our tastes are a wee bit different. I gave him M7 for Xmas and I think...
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    Moondeva, that was amazing. Your knowledge of scents is truly astounding. Thanks so much!
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    Re: "Calyx" - five stars from Chandler Burr!

    Loved the "tree torn in the wind" description, and "HDTV" as a descriptor for scent. I haven't revisted Calyx since my late teens. I was unaware that the Times had started covering fragrance in this...
  93. Re: A journey to Madagascar-another fab scent by our own Jazztweety

    Sounds absolutely wonderful. I've been away for a while (work, vacation, and sundry other things) and I'm afraid I've missed the conversation about Jazztweety's scents. Could someone provide a link...
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    Re: Shopping in N.Y.C

    Madison Avenue has several boutiques including Caron (here's a review of the boutique from New York Magazine), L'Artisan (in an adorable tiny storefront in the West Village where you could have a...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 23 February

    My vintage formulation of Balmain Jolie Madame arrived today and I am totally awed by the elegance and craftsmanship of this wonderful charmer of a perfume!

    Btw, I bought "perfume mist" on eBay...
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    Re: My opinion on D and G Light Blue

    I have worn LB on and off for years. I was attracted to it in the store before the big hype surrounding it. My only caveat is if you live in a big city (or heck, maybe even small town) I GAURANTEE...
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    Re: SOTD 20th February 2007

    CdG Zagorsk. So crisp yet warm. Unusual.
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    Re: what smells like an eastern orthodox church?

    I am sampling Zagorsk for the first time tonight and I am in LOVE!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, did I mention LOVE?!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 February

    Molinard's gorgeous smoky Habanita again
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 February

    Molinard Habanita :)
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