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    Re: To the Coromandel wearers out there...

    I got a sample; my wife got the bottle!! And it smells good on her!
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    Re: Best sandalwood fragrances, bar none

    Yes!
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    Re: Rum, Cognac, Vodka, etc.

    Ungaro III is said to have a vodka note.
  4. Re: Would you reccomend L'Instant De Guerlain?

    I would, right up til the cocoa shows up.
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    Re: Discounted Odori fragrance, thoughts?

    Where? is perhaps here? http://www.italialiving.com/articles/fashion-style/luxury-italian-fragrance-offer-for-italia-living-readers/
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    Re: Cuir, Leather, what is this smell?

    Had heard that Spanish leather scents were suppose to be? emulate? the smell of the products used in the tanning process, or was it scents used to cover up the smell of the products used in the...
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    Re: Rose Fragrances

    Perhaps it is my nose playing games, but all I get from Egoiste - from initial application through dry-down - is rose.
  8. Re: Rose and Lavender Water Plus Watch Hazel Questions

    Specifically, I used Aura Cacia Rose Absolute (in jojoba oil) that I bought from Whole Foods. It appears to have dissolved; the witch hazel has alcohol. At least I do not notice anything floating...
  9. Re: Rose and Lavender Water Plus Watch Hazel Questions

    Well, I did it! Mixed about 10ml of food-grade rosewater with 10ml witch hazel, then added five drops of rose absolute. Admittedly the ingredients were not of the more expensive class. Sort of a...
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    Re: Egoiste! Egoiste! Egoiste!

    Wish the Egoiste sample I have smelled the way it is being described here! I get rose from beginning to end - nothing more at all. No change in dry down whatsoever - rose. With the difficulty in...
  11. Re: Rose and Lavender Water Plus Watch Hazel Questions

    Thank you, Mumsy! Before you responded I did a bit more research through searches and was about to give up, but, thanks to your suggestions, I think I will experiment a bit. Sounds like the worst...
  12. Rose and Lavender Water Plus Watch Hazel Questions

    On a shaving forum I have read discussion about making an aftershave splash by mixing Bulgarian Rose Water 50-50 with regular (14% alcohol) witch hazel. This leads me to several questions:

    What...
  13. Re: Tom Ford Black Violet v. Serge Lutens Bois Violette

    Have not tried either of the above, but do know that Grey Flannel has a woody, violent scent. Also, Sonoma Scent Studio has a Wood Violet fragrance; have no experience with that one either. Can be...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Platinum Egoiste

    Afraid I have a dissenting opinion on Egoiste; equally afraid I have not fully tried Platinum Egoiste. Received a nice sample of Egoiste and tried it. I get a very nice light rose all the way...
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    Re: Caron Pour Homme and Luten's Gris Clair

    Had a sample of Gris Clair and loved it; wife said all she smelled was smoke, and out went the Gris Clair. Then I got a sample of CpH and all was well. With CpH you have to like vanilla.
  16. Re: Guerlain vetiver bottle and juice question.

    Thank you very much!
  17. Thread: ungaro 3

    by john parker
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    Re: ungaro 3

    I bought some as my "going to the symphony" fragrance, and think it is very nice. Like the rose note.
  18. Re: Guerlain vetiver bottle and juice question.

    Okay, of the two in the picture immediately above, which is the older?
  19. Re: Guerlain vetiver bottle and juice question.

    Would appreciate a little clarification. I am currently shopping for Guerlain Vetiver and am confused by this thread. In the initial post I clearly see only two bottles with boxes. Subsequent...
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    Re: The L'Occitane Lavenders

    Rats! C&E strikes again! First sweet almond oil shaving cream and soap, and now this outrage!!
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    Re: The L'Occitane Lavenders

    What is this about "vintage Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Water"!!?? Has it changed?? Certainly hope not!!
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    L'Occitane Ambre Is Back

    L'Occitane Ambre is back!!! Just saw mention in Badger and Blade, and checked the L'Occitane site!
  23. Re: Beauty Encounter - Highly recommended

    Beauty Encounter and Parfums1 are my two go-to's.
  24. Re: What is your favourite L'Occitane fragrance?

    Amber. And, since they discontinued it, I have no favorite L'Occitane fragrance.
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    Re: Obsession by Calvin Klein

    Discovered it late in life by age, though early by fragrance useage years. Was thinking of Vera Wang, but my wife and I both liked Obsession for Men better. When I was in high school and college...
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    Re: I found the holy grail of shave creams

    Trumper's has an inexpensive sample set that includes their creams. Garry's Sample Shop has some cream and soap samples. Believe someone already mentioned The Shave Den which has samples; forgot...
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    Re: Every men should wear Azzaro Pour Homme!

    I am an old man....and I don't care for it either!
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    Re: Room Spray as Cologne

    Solved my immedate problem by buying mpg amber preceiux, which is on its way. Still, the l'occitane would have been nice.
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    Re: Room Spray as Cologne

    As suspected, L'Occitane recommends against it because the product has not been made for the purpose of applying it to the skin and has not been tested for that purpose. No surprise; and probably...
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    Room Spray as Cologne

    Would like to know if it is safe? wise? to use room spray on the body as a scent? Wife loves L'Occitane amber, but the edt/perfume has been discontinued. The room spray has not. An SA once said...
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    Re: Citrus for my wife

    Adding to my first post. She says that this tree never bore fruit; only blossomed. From checking Japanese citrus, it could have been orange, clementine, grapefruit-like or yuzu. Apparently no...
  32. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    My wife vetoed Gris Clair because it is smoky. (But I liked it!) The one we could both agree on is Crabtree and Evelyn Lavender Water. Very nice, a little bit herbal. Tried Caldey Island; like...
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    Re: The 'sweet' sandalwoods

    I have used D.R. Harris sandalwood aftershave splash as an edt; folks on shaving forae have suggested this. Works well. Similar to TOBS sandalwood but deeper and without the rose.
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    Citrus for my wife

    My wife lived in Japan during her adolescence and teen years, and remembers a fragrant citrus tree in her yard. She doesn't know what it was, but that it had a lovely fragrance. Maybe yuzu? With...
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    Re: My Ava Luxe Jag

    Bless you!!!!
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    Re: My Ava Luxe Jag

    Where does one find Ava Luxe? Site doesn't seem to exist and "rumor" of something being on etsy didn't bear fruit for me.
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    Re: What is the height of generic mediocrity?

    Prada
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    Re: Zino Davidoff Opinions?

    It is not listed on the Davidoff site and is disappearing from some of the discount sites. Maybe not confirmation but a powerful indicator.
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    Re: Scentedmonkey.com

    I apologize to the forum for being negative. The thing to have done, in my opinion, would have been to say Dear Valued Customer, we apologize for the inconvenience, but due to an error on our site...
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    Scentedmonkey.com

    On Sunday, May 22, Scentedmonkey.com lists 3.4 Habit Rouge edt for $4.00. Order same; unreal deal! On Monday, May 23, receive shipping info. On Tuesday, May 24, receive email of apology that...
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    Re: BeautyEcounter.com.

    I have purchased from Beauty Encounter several times, and have been pleased with the products and service.
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    Re: FragranceExpress

    Thanks nineXseven! Glad for the info!
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    FragranceExpress

    Would like to hear comments on FragranceExpress as vendor and email seller. Want to buy Ungaro III aftershave splash. Trying to access "The Big List" on the sales section or doing a search freezes...
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    Re: Big List/FrangranceExpress

    Can no one access it?
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    Big List/FrangranceExpress

    Would one or two kind souls give me a synopsis on what is said on The Big List about Frangranceexpress? The Big List is sufficiently big to hang up my computer at home and the one at work! Please,...
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    Is it just me?

    Everytime I get into basenotes and click on a post with more than about ten threads, my computer hangs up and I have to shut down to get out. Happens in Internet Explorer and Google. Can't search...
  47. Re: question about Shalimar Eau Légère / Shalimar Light / Eau de Shalimar

    Thanks, PerfumedLady! Sampling certainly makes sense. Just checked the box of the bottle she has (I'm cleaning house) and it says Shalimar Extrait. Sure smells nice!!!
  48. Re: question about Shalimar Eau Légère / Shalimar Light / Eau de Shalimar

    In 1966ish or 1970ish I bought my wife a large bottle of Shalimar perfume in Hong Kong. Did and do love the scent; it is still good and she still wears it! When it runs dry, what is the Shalimar...
  49. Thread: Attars

    by john parker
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    Attars

    My searching has not been of much help. Hoping someone could point me to posts and sites which deal with attars, specifically amber, sandalwood, rose and blends. Am looking for some recommendations...
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    Re: Question about Zino by Davidoff

    I bought it because it was said to be like Guerlain Heritage. Afraid I don't have the "nose" to go into detail, but to me is smells much like my Truefit & Hill Spanish Leather (which doesn't have...
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    Re: Help Needed to Identify Logo

    My sincerest apologies, PigeonMurderer! Thought I got it correctly from you avatar; I obviously don't read well! Where did you get the pictures? Any clue as to what it is? Or, if a knock-off, who...
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    Re: Help Needed to Identify Logo

    PidgeonMurderer definitely has it! That is the one!! In fact, that is the photo off Shavemyface, if I am not mistaken. And that is the one the lady wants to get! What is it??
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    Re: Help Needed to Identify Logo

    Don't think so, Tott, but thanks. I checked Escada pictures and didn't see that logo. The bottle says aftershave lotion for men sensitive. The aftershave lotion is horizitonal on a top line, the...
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    Help Needed to Identify Logo

    A lady on another forum I frequent has asked for help finding an aftershave for her husband. She has a picture of the bottle which I cannot copy, but no manufacturer is identified. The wording is...
  55. Re: What e-commerce website do you recommend for purchasing male fragrances?

    Edit Post did not work! Would add that somewhere in the forum is a fairly lengthy thread on recommended/not recommended ecommerce vendors. Perhaps someone with a better memory or search function...
  56. Re: What e-commerce website do you recommend for purchasing male fragrances?

    I have been pleased with price, product, packing and timeliness in recent purchases with BeautyEncounters and Parfum1.
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    Can not connect

    For the past several weeks I have not been able to reliably connect to basenotes using microsoft and firefox; times out. This usually occurs from about 6:00 pm central usa time onwards. Any...
  58. Re: Old Spice. Brut. Polo...what's the next must-try classic?

    Old Spice, Brut, Polo? Next stop must be Tabac.
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    Re: Spray On or Splash On

    Thank you all for your advice! Appreciate it!!
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    Spray On or Splash On

    I am asking the question in the men's section largely because it deals (I guess) only with the application of an edt on men. On one of the forums in which I occasionally participate, several of the...
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    Re: Favourite scent of the 40's?

    Old Spice was very popular. And I recall my Mother wearing Evening in Paris.
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    Re: Favourite scent of the 40's?

    Old Spice was very popular.
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    Re: Chanel #5 on Ebay

    Thanks to Basenotes I now know about Toolhaus.com. And thanks to Toolhaus I now know about some ebay sellers! Wow!
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    Re: Chanel #5 on Ebay

    I am now convinced to stay away from ebay for the Chanel. However, a "retailer"? What about an internet site like scentiments, beauty encounter, etc? Haven't been to a downtown retailer yet, but...
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    Chanel #5 on Ebay

    Did a little bit of "searching" about buying on ebay, but still need some guidance. Looking for Chanel #5 and just scanned what was available. First, the prices are all over the place for the same...
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    Re: Where to Buy Samples?

    Thank you all! A very nice selection of places to look!
    Appreciate it very much, John
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    Re: Where to Buy Samples?

    I should have been more specific. What about Guerlains, specifically Mitsouko? Lucky Scent looks to be a small treasure! I will bookmark it right now!
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    Where to Buy Samples?

    I would like a listing of places to buy samples of women's fragrances. I know of The Perfumed Court, Muddasir here and on Crystal Flacon, and Badger Decants (for men only). I know that I could put...
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    Re: Guerlain Help Wanted

    Thank you everyone! Now I must try to find samples!
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    Guerlain Help Wanted

    Hope to get my wife samples of Guerlain Jicky, Mitsouko and L'heure bleue. Think my choices mostly boil down to edt or edp. I did see in the reviews that a few people have preferences for the edp...
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    Re: Woodhue? Tigress?

    MakeUp Alley says nothing about either. The Perfumed Court has not yet responded to my email, but it has only been a day. Suspect their remanufactured Woodhue is what Vermont Country Store is...
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    Woodhue? Tigress?

    My wife is looking to replace the two subject colognes with Woodhue being the current priority. Told her that I would search. I know that The Vermont Country Store is advertising these, but do not...
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    Re: Lavender Water by Crabtree & Evelyn

    I have C&E lavender and a sample of Caldey Island. As a novice, the best way I can describe C&E is that to me it smells like lavender flowers, perhaps. It is light and not medicinal. Caldey Island...
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    Re: Best Lavender?

    My thoughts are that of the lavender waters, this is the only one that doesn't smell like mint. I personally prefer it over TOBS lavender water, Caldey Island, C&S and the Carons. Only problem is...
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    Re: Best Lavender?

    Atkinson's lavender listed at Cambridge Chemists for 24.50USD for 4 oz, if you would like to check that one out. And strongly second the recommendation for C&E lavender; floral with no herbal...
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    Re: DR Harris Sandalwood Cologne?

    Thanks, Mario! I have read that thread before, but it is good to be refreshed. I have a sample of Salter's sandalwood cream, and it is very nice. I have TOBS sandalwood cream, equally nice...
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    Re: DR Harris Sandalwood Cologne?

    Have C-M Sandalwood (and C-M Tricorn) which is a dryish sandalwood. Use C&E sandalwood shaving cream which I love, and have tested C&E sandalwood cologne which to me smells like a weak version of...
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    Re: DR Harris Sandalwood Cologne?

    Thank you, but pretty sure that shoplondon does not have a "cologne". I have checked a whole host of sites that cater to the shaving crowd; many carry the DR Harris aftershave and many carry DR...
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    Re: DR Harris Sandalwood Cologne?

    Thank you!! I have heard that the DR Harris aftershave could double as a cologne, but the comment in the review section made me wonder because there a number of on-line sources for the aftershave. ...
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    DR Harris Sandalwood Cologne?

    In the Reviews section, DR Harris is/seems to be listed as a cologne, and one that is difficult to find. Is this really referring to the sandalwood aftershave splash? Or is there/was there a...
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    Re: Guerlains that you highly recommend

    Some time ago on a different and unrelated forum a gentleman remarked that some scent I liked smelled just like most of "those department store colognes". While I think he was wrong in that...
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    Re: Aftershave Splash

    I think I use it from force of habit. When I first started shaving some 45 years ago, I used only aftershave -Old Spice to be exact. Soon the aftershave gravitated to being a cologne substitute as...
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    Aftershave Splash

    Yes, I know that there is the Men's Grooming section. However, I am curious as to why aftershaves do not come up in the Male Fragrance section. Particularly as more than a few fragrances have...
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    Re: Spotted at TJMaxx

    Have you been to the TJMaxx on West Center? Personally think it is a little nicer than Shadow Lake. And you might also check Gordmans if you haven't. John in Plattsmouth
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    Re: What is the function of fragrance?

    Leaving art as an investment aside, perhaps the "to smell good and to feel good" is an apt analogy of where craft turns to art. The craft makes up the smell good aspect; the art begins when you...
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    Poll: Re: Caswell-Massey - Your 3 Favorites !

    Just noticed in my C-M catalog that they have a lavender water, and apparently at a good price 6 ounces for $16.00. It is not listed in the poll. Has anyone tried it?
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    Poll: Re: Caswell-Massey - Your 3 Favorites !

    I only have Sandalwood and Tricorn; love them both.
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    Re: Best high-end men's shaving line?

    Sesto senso and onthefly carry T&H. Want to invite you to drop in on the Badger & Blade forum to review the discussions on shaving product lines, high-end included. Other shaving forums include...
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    Re: Your top 3 everyday, workhorse fragrances.

    Mine are C-M Sandalwood, C-M Tricorn and Grey Flannel. I like them, and they smell good in the garage.
  90. Thread: Unboxed?

    by john parker
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    Unboxed?

    Testers I understand (I think). But while looking for KC Obsession for Men, I ran across an unboxed one on Parfum1, which was less than Scentiment's tester (which they are out of). What, other than...
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    Re: Crabtree & Evelyn Chapter 11

    My problem remains!! What lavender water would be an equivalent? C&E's seemed "floral" to me, whereas others are more herbal - TOBS as case in point. I really like the floral aspect. Any...
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    Crabtree & Evelyn Chapter 11

    Just read that Crabtree & Evelyn has filed for Chapter 11 on its U.S. operations. Can't say I am terribly surprised. Popular shaving supplies discontinued, product not available on the net, outlets...
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    Re: Scent matching an Aftershave

    Thank you, but a little pricey. I am only looking for some to last out the 3 ounce of edt that I have left.
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    Tam Dao & the Indian Box

    Received a sample of Tam Dao today, and was instantly transported back about 45 years and a half a world away. In the early 1960's was deployed to WestPac, and stopped in at the China Fleet Club in...
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    Re: Scent matching an Aftershave

    I, on the other hand, am looking for after shaves that would complement colognes I have. Neither of these is manufactured with a matching after shave. First, Guerlain's Habit Rouge. Second,...
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    Re: Tropical countrie - Help!!!!!!

    Thanks, Tedster. Not sure the referenced thread answered my question, though. My thought from my recent experience is that perhaps the unpressurized and cold cargo hold on airliners is not the best...
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    Re: Tropical countrie - Help!!!!!!

    Want to know why everyone says put the fragrances in check-through baggage. Received some samples via air, and they all leaked. Just took cologne and after shave to Hawaii. On the way over they...
  98. Re: Am I crazy or just a newbie? (Caswell-Massey Sandalwood)

    I use C-M Sandalwood on a fairly regular basis. To me, it starts out with a sharp, medicinal aroma, then eventually settles down to a dry sandalwood scent. It is not rich and sweet. C-M Tricorn,...
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    Re: 30 Roses' Spring Cleaning Giveaways USA only

    What a lovely thing to do! Would like Batch 5 - Devon violets - for my wife. Thank you so very much! John
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    Re: Adolfo Domenguiz Aqua de Sandalo

    Thank you very much. I may ask for your assistance if I decide to buy some. Does anyone know if there is an after shave splash produced as well?
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