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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks for posting those pics. Sorry about the loss of your vintage bottles :(
    The Lauren bottles seem to have a different treatment than the Polo did - info on the sticker not the bottle.


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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Thanks for the note about the splash.
    I found an unbox Spray 4 oz bottle of Warner Lauren and it had a big gold sticker on the bottom but it was turned very bad so I got a refund. Here are some...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    So lovely. Thanks!
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lauren was my scent in the late 70ís early 80ís. I definitely smell the difference between my cologne and EDT. I have a Cosmair splash cologne and also a Cosmair EDT spray. This is confusing to me...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Vintage Coty LíOrigan parfum and EDT
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    There are fragrances in my collection that I very often trot out at night - like an olfactory nightcap and dream prep.
    Think I will do my sync in the evening and pair my fragrance with pajamas. In...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE-
    Lots of vintage Miss Dior EDC
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    Congrats Clockwork Alice!
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    Was very excited today to pop open a new vintage. Desperately tried to open a vintage bottle of Cherry Blossom for the sync but just could not budge the stopper with the usual tricks.

    This...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Iíve been offline for a bit and now see thereís been a flurry of activity here. Great wrap up thoughts and revisitations. There are many samples Iíll be spending more time with. Loved so many and...
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    I fear this may be true!

    And yet, fragrance has oftentimes been just the mental boost I needed. Not a small thing in life.
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    Re: What makes a perfume ďsexyĒ?

    Oh that’s too bad. You mean the Miss Dior isn’t overcoming my Saturday morning pilled bathrobe and uncombed hair aesthetic?
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    Re: What makes a perfume ďsexyĒ?

    Creamy sandalwood, a touch of musk and vanilla in the late drydown -
    That is like sweet skin.

    Darker woods and patchouli make me want to curl up against someone.

    Of course a little animalic...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTD -
    Cinnabar
    Ahh...the late 70ís :)
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    Grayspoole, thanks for your analysis and genealogy of tuberose youíve laid out.

    I definitely see the White Shoulders Tuberose and Fidji floral links - actually wore White Shoulders the day after...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th February, 2020

    Sunday Blues - Needed the respite of a forest cottage, old woods, a hint of squelched fire.
    Sinking down, enveloped in soft greens and browns. Go away summer. Very quiet here.

    SOTD- Spirit...
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    Interesting- I was just researching possible Aqua Allegoria picks. I got a mini of Mandarine Basilic thrown into a package and thought it would make a nice summer thing - after a day of yard work...
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    I love that thing you did wearing Habanita for a whole week.
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    It is so hard to decide, but Iím going to pick White Shoulders - a vintage bottle from late motherís collection.
    We celebrate her birthday today as we do every year by baking her recipe of oatmeal...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Time to wash and head over to the vintage Friday sync thread!
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    Haha! I was writing while you were posting. I tried to give everyone a heads up without prejudicing the sample. I donít know why there was competitive fragrance wearing in the 1990s but...
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    This week will be easy for me to rate.

    Chloe and Chloe Narcisse are two in my collection that I haven't spent meaningful testing time with so I'm glad we included them in the sync.
    Chloe...
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    Iím imagining that burning Chesterfield and loving it.

    Definitely people have different frames of reference for specific attributes, but there have certainly been some vintage feminine fragrances...
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    Sample 26 of 26!
    Chloe Narcisse 1992
    Here is our splash bottle.
    TIP - Youíll want to apply with restraint.

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    Well - I just lost my post, so will abbreviate here.

    I think I will need a couple more wears of Chloe because it seems that my testing experience was pretty different from Bavard, LiveJazz, and...
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    Donít mind my multiple posts - Just coming back to put up the 25th of our 26 samples.

    This is our vintage 1/2 ouncer


    enter Chloe
    ĒA woman does not put on my
    fragrance. She enters it.Ē...
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    Well stated - the shift felt just like that. Quite the rollercoaster these last two weeks. Nice that there are so many decades to appreciate.
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    I wore Insolence today. Certainly a switch from where we have been, but I was looking through Guerlain reviews and wanted to try something less vintage so I had asked grayspoole for a sample after...
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    Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi -

    I've only done a little taste of this twice - when I got my first spilled sample, and again when splitting samples for the thread so I don't know if this is smelling...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Salute!
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Gravity - I could see how that would weigh you down.
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    Iím still working on some fragrances in our last group that I want to do justice to, but putting this up per our schedule-

    Our 23rd sample of 26 is Caron Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi
    Full...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Caron Fleurs de Rocaille
    I wish there was a script font
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    Look here, beautifully said so Iím just going to steal your notes on this. Iíve applied this quite liberally twice today. The full color bouquet is awesome. Has some of the clean cat fur smell...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    Excellent! Were they good samples?
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    Divine -

    So, LiveJazz, how does this one rate on the Batman spice meter?

    This comes out smelling like a fruit chutney or my mom’s mincemeat - sweet but aromatic. For me the fruit is dark and...
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    I’m on Divine today, but am putting up our scheduled sample -

    Ricochet by Ciro 1954
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    Our sample bottles are the empties which I believe are slightly older than the boxed...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I believe that those that cultivate broader tastes have the ability to experience extreme joy in the familiar as one with specific tastes might, but in addition have a wider appreciation that greatly...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Congrats on your find!



    Nice backup! Such good stuff.
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    That old Shalimar-
    It is really nice, complex, substantial. Shalimar extrait is one, unlike Mitsouko, that seems to hold up, assuming it hasnít had any storage trauma. Iíve a few very vintage...
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    Yes, and for me Iíd put Lelong in here too. I seem to be having a moment especially with the colognes from these houses, which seem to holdup very well.

    Thanks grayspoole, for your prior posts on...
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    Iím trying to fit in a sync with 3 versions of Shalimar.
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    I am not done with Indescret parfum, but am going to do Shanghai today.

    Nice notes on Shanghai - Bavard, PStoller, andLiveJazz
    Is anyone getting the ginger that Turin talks about? I get it in...
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    Iíll be catching up over the weekend. Itís Indescret today and Shanghai tomorrow for me.

    Here our next sample DíOrsay Divine parfum, 1947

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    I’d find it hard to part with vintage so hopefully the reformulated stuff would do.



    This is great, and from some time ago. I wonder if there are many zoos are doing this sort of thing. ...
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    :lolk:
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    Donít want to hold anyone up, so hereís our sample bottles for Lentheric Shanghai cologne and parfum.
    Much appreciate LiveJazz posting the info link.
    I donít have a date for the parfum. Bottles of...
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    Nuit de Noel base-
    I read about a couple recreation attempts but this one you describe from Perfume Supply House is one Iím definitely going to follow up on. I like your Or et Noir idea too. I also...
  49. Settled! Cats love perfume and need donations

    Evidently big cats appreciate perfume at the Banham Zoo, and they are running low.
    https://time.com/5774365/cats-perfume/
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    Nuit de Noel
    Something may be wrong with my smeller experiencing the base. Nuit de Noel begins lovely and bright, briefly, moving into light florals (jasmine and ?) and sweet mintyness - like a...
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    Lots of ways to approach the theme. I've a few pairs of originals and reformulations so am thinking I'll do that, but need to decide whether it is an AM and PM thing, or simultaneously on different...
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    Now Iím falling behind. My afternoon sampling of Nuit de Noel was interrupted so now I need to try again tomorrow, as well as responding to some good posts about Nuit de Noel and Femme.
    Meanwhile...
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    I won't ask why, due to the no-questions-asked confessional nature of this thread, but I'm curious.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    Someday I will do this.
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    OK Cook.bot. Did my reading and now a mini of Theorema will arrive Saturday. The notes sound too delicious not to try a comparison.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Great buy! This looks familiar - I kept clicking back to this bottle on my watch list for hours, but I'm so glad this puppy is with you. Another great one for your expanding D'Orsay collection. ...
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    Thanks for the notes, Bavard. Now that I’ve got some Dior-Dior I’ll see how it sits next to Femme

    grayspoole, thanks for the introduction to Femme.! I’m charmed.
    How does the PDT compare with...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Nice. Welcome watcher! I haven't tried this one but have liked other vintage Lanvin's - My Sin, Crescendo, Arpege. The labels confuse me. I have read that it is supposed to be a woman and a...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Femme
    First wearing ever from a sample courtesy of grayspoole, love at first smell I think.
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    Re: The Fragrance Confessions thread

    No confessions since August?

    I'll go -

    Sometimes I forget ordering perfume and am surprised when it shows up at my door, usually the result of some late night eBay fugue.
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    Femme -

    Oh man, this is starting off so good. I've got it on skin and on paper because I've had some really varied wears lately.
    This makes me feel so happy I tried to google an image that could...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Mmm...I just tried this for the first time last week. Very nice. Enjoy!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks! Looking forward to trying Dior Dior. My Dior family is filling out.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    SOTE-
    Shalimar EDT
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    Thanks for the notes and comparisons. Glad you can put Opium on your “tested” list.
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    Hilarious! And I learned something new - whoíd have thought amniotic fluid smells like almonds, heliotrope, and hawthorne blossoms.
    We are slaves to sensory experience.
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    Wore Antaeus twice since Friday evening. On first application Mr. walked into room and asked if I had just applied and commented it smelled strong. He liked it and so did I. Unlike the many...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    It would be very to hear interesting how Opium is for you considering how many other fragrances youíve tried.
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    And how is it for you?
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    Lovely, lovely images! I have a mini. Thanks for the link, too. Been trying to figure out vintage 24 Faubourg presentation.
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    :2vrolijk_08: :2vrolijk_08: :2vrolijk_08:
    Iím doing the triple happy dance!

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    Teardrop that pic is lovely - the warm tones of the group. The Obsession bottle definitely looks very touchy-feely, something you would mindlessly run your hands over.



    You know itís the right...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Nope, I have the Antaeus courtesy of LiveJazz, and very much looking forward to it! I just got behind this week and with the Friday sync.
    I also have a brand new Dior that came in the mail today...
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    I’ve had Lauder for Men on twice now.
    I enjoyed both wears - this is a nice not really masculine masculine. It seems to wear like the shape of the bottle, with lots of aligned notes - sweet, tart,...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Voulez vous DíOrsay c. 1960
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    Very welcome info here. Patchouli confuses me. I like both the fresher plant - minty herbal type, but also the old school hippie stuff. Iíve got a vintage patchouli oil that smells like Iíve been...
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    Well everyone is smelling quite alluring today! It’s fun to read about and see the interpretations on this theme.
    I see a number of people have gone with Opium, so I may do that as a SOTE.
    For now...
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    That was fast! I like that crown-like stopper thingy. This looks just like the bottle in a 1959 ad. This and the bottle you sampled from were both on offer then so juice should be consistent.
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Lauder for Men from sample for me.

    I’m jealous about the reconstruction part. We have done the destruction part from a shower leak, but somehow haven’t got to the reconstruction part.
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    Re: USPS kept my 480Ml Paco Rabanne pour Homme

    Wow, Iím so sorry. I know that happy anticipation you described.
    Someone needs to do an expose and find out who is getting rich from eBay seizures. Boo!
    Glad there are some opportunities for...
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    Well...I look at this as an opportunity for a creative project. So Iíll definitely be providing a visual to go along with the olfactory component. Iím thinking in terms of a glamour shot of my...
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    Playing catch up here-

    Aliage today-

    This is quite an interesting fragrance.
    I definitely get the vegetal notes and the relationship with Yatagan. The fresh cut edges of Bavardís chopped...
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    Sample 13 of 26
    Mystere DíOrsay , released 1915. Our sample is c. 1950
    Popping this up now for the morning.
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    Iíve fallen behind and Iím up next with a sample. I got wrapped around the axle with the whole Scherrer multiple personalities experience. I think I solved part of the riddle. Grayspoole had sent...
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    Interesting. Do you mean the musks are exalting the opening materials? How might I recognize the effect if so? You mention Coco - other example fragrances come to mind?
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    Iíve been waiting to post, because I have had two hugely different experiences with Scherrer today. I think I am going to have to put it on again in the morning to see what happens.

    AM - Oh this...
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    Re: Your Vintage SOTD - 2020

    Polo Cosmair
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    I’m really enjoying Polo. Aspirational is a good word, but really applies to my memory of it, not my current wearing.

    I will join grayspoole with a story -
    In 1983-84 my now husband and I, newly...
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    Very enjoyable 1980ís Revlon floriental

    Xiía Xiíang (see-AH see-ONG)
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    Not that hard to pronounce.
    Much better than its ad campaign would suggest - ďThe fragrance of the imaginationĒ......
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    Wow, grayspoole, thanks for the notes on your investigations with BaV, Kouros, and Yatagan! Interesting the commonalities you sussed out - artemisia, the overlapping openings in BaV and Kouros, but...
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    it has been a strange sample day for me.
    I hadn't done any reading on Incence beforehand so didn't know what to expect. I guess I was thinking it would have incense and heard on the forums mentions...
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    I think you described the objectionable note there as smelling like "grandma's purse" - musky floral makeup? You may find it is dialed down in Miracle - nylons, not support hose, in your terms. ...
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    Thank you for the intro LiveJazz, and the informative link. You have made this so easy for me!
    I was in the throngs of Chanel No. 5 EDC and parfum last night due all the comparison talk with the...
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    Fun fact about Ecusson - According to Basenotes and cleopatrasboudoir.com, the formula has roots back to 1570’s nobility and the mother of Henry IV, Jeanne D’Albret.

    I agree with Bavard the EDC is...
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    Iím putting up my samples pic the night before because you all East of me are way ahead of me.

    We are sampling Jean DĒAlbretís Ecusson (1947) - we have both the EDC Parfumee, and the Parfum.
    Iíve...
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    Re: Vintage Sample Swap and Synchronization II

    Grayspoole - I enjoyed that link to the Fragrantica thread on LíInterdit. Very useful and interesting information. What a complicated history of formulation. I wish all vintage fragrances had a...
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    I had my husband test Kouros and Yatagan this weekend.
    I gave him no information, but I put the samples into sprayers and gave him LiveJazzís advice on doing two chest shots. He accidentally put on...
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    That is most definitely true!



    Good call about keeping samples to a reasonable and not overwhelming number. Iíve got some material samples of vetiver, lavender, and sandalwood so may run...
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    Really like Pour Monsieur from the lemon herbal top to the grassy mossy dry down. I prefer it to the Concentree although both are nice. Iím still working off a sample sprayer now so if my cravings...
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    Thanks, N.Cal - I’m going to get the whole family together for a portrait to put on the vintage Dior thread.
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