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    Hey it works too... I can't believe it..... maybe its the wine goggles!!
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    I also tried to get some UK museums to buy it. No joy.

    Re. the lottery... I have another ticket and I got two numbers last week. I will buy it for us all if I do....
  3. Poll: Re: Single most helpful, yet unavailable, piece of information:

    I wouldn't be bothered either if it was optional, however I might question any reason to. It would already be possible to add it to ones own page info.

    One of the delightful things about a...
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    Re: Would love some advice!

    Where was the opera? If he smells that nice, he might be on BN......
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    I forgot about Aqua Manda. I still have a bottle of that and still adore it. I loved the top with the embossing on. Doesn't look so detailed as my memory had it now I take it out to look.
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  6. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    Wow. How exciting. Once the new boy bit fades off and you find your feet, then it wont be so tiring. I'm still not quite ready to absolutely commit to one decision. I've got three versions I'm still...
  7. Thread: New Baby Smell

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    Re: New Baby Smell

    I would have said real musk but as that is in short supply then real rusk might do the job.....

    Couldn't resist that, but theres an element of truth there. It depends if one is actually wanting...
  8. Re: Anyone have issues with Espresso/Coffee Distillates?

    Do say the mustard blend and I will try my own out too.
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    Re: Peety liquid has particles floating around?

    The undesirable additives you speak of are fully soluble so not to worry about those being in there.

    Any undesirable floaters can be filtered out using chemistry filter papers unless it is a...
  10. Re: something nice for man closer to 60 than he would like to admit

    I just happen to be wearing the newer Fougere Royal by Houbigant and reckon it would fit the bill rather well.

    and another, a slightly unsung wonder in my books

    Terre de L'Encens by Cloon Keen...
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    Well if you need any samples of vintage perfumes to analyse, then do just ask me. I have oodles that I can share.
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    The money is to be put towards the GC analysis costs as far as I understood. The more members lead to more results that can be obtained.

    Any perfumer lawyers on here willing to be asked about the...
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    Well I never... immediate interest piqued..... I used to wear and love Babe long ago..... I do have a feeling I may have some still...... (off to rummage in the cupboard)....

    :sad: .....Well I...
  14. Re: what kind of Oud is used in Aqua Di Parma Oud Intensa?

    Unlikely to be much, if any, real oud in a truly commercial fragrance, or if there is any, then such a microdot within an aromachemical oud reconstruction that you wouldn't smell it. It isn't...
  15. Re: something nice for man closer to 60 than he would like to admit

    Need a bit more info to really help. In what sphere do your current tastes fall?
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    Lovely idea.... however.... isn't that what we are doing here????
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    Re: Timbuktu ruined? New packaging & reformulation

    Thanks for this thread. It is the one fragrance I never bought because I was so in love with Dzing at the time. I shall be careful which version I purchase when I get around to it.
  18. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    Compliments can and do happen. Even if a bit strange sometimes. I went to the local PO only yesterday, and was standing at the kiosk. Bear in mind it is a tiny post office that fits a max of six...
  19. Thread: Am I cheap?

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    Re: Am I cheap?

    Lol.... cheap or thrifty?.....also when you take the lids off and keep the whole bottles in and amongst your laundry in the drawers to scent them.
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    Lol.... I loved my grandmother very much indeed. She was a lot of fun.... and I was her kind of girl.....

    Love never dies and then gets attached to a certain perfume. Wearing it makes all that...
  21. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    Flip a coin and be done with it. Having had this conversation though, you will now have to obtain it out of curiosity alone.....

    There is no cure for this affliction.......
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    My grandmother gave me a tiny flat, blue frosted glass, circular bottle of Je Reviens by Worth in a small blue drawstring bag. How I prized that perfume. She said now I was a big girl, I was old...
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    You know we are all burning with curiosity... do keep us informed as to your progress/success.
  24. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    If you bought it, and hated it, could you sell it there?
  25. Re: If I blind buy Encre Noire, what's the chances I'll be disappointed?

    f you are hunting for something radical in it then don't bother. It is pleasant but not shocking. Depends what itch you are scratching.
  26. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Nearly made me cry.... toooooo cute.
  27. Re: Need opinon on which synthetic musk(s) to use for...

    I've just decanted some stronger ones that you may be interested in. The interesting thing about ambergris profiles is that they are also different to each other. The profile of a new black ambergris...
  28. Re: Warning: stupid math question ahead regarding dilution

    Even if your blend comes to a strange number at first. Say seven ingredients come to 2.67g and you think it's done for now and smells lovely. Then leave it for a good while to make sure it doesn't...
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    Re: Basenotes in 2015 announcements

    Thank you for everything you and all your peeps do.

    I for one, cannot do without BN. I am happy to have snuggled myself in as one of a big smelly family. May we all keep on happily whiffing.... xx
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    She really is a spectacular dancer. So fluid and graceful.
  31. Re: Warning: stupid math question ahead regarding dilution

    Maths is an integral part of this hobby. I have screwed myself around in circles many a time. Best to catch it and understand nice and early otherwise you will end up like me yesterday, spending all...
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    Another for the first but explains nothing to me

    http://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/aldrich/110388?lang=en&region=GB
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

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    http://www.thegoodscentscompany.com/data/rw1098591.html

    Odor Type : minty
    Odor Strength : medium ,
    recommend smelling in a 1.00 % solution or less
    Odor Description:
    at 1.00 % in...
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    Re: Four Curious Chems - Need some help

    Quinoline, 4-(1,4,7,10,13-pentaoxacyclopentadec-2-yl) - American ...
    www.american-chemicals.com/productshow/1440940.html
    Chemical Name:Quinoline, 4-(1,4,7,10,13-pentaoxacyclopentadec-2-yl)-. CAS:...
  35. Thread: Off-Topic

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    I can make you one instead if you have a true hankering..... couldn't be ice cream though........

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  36. Re: Interest only. Maths struggle for IFRA calculations going on.....

    I am fairly pleased with myself (aside from my spelling) because I have spent all afternoon learning how to use a spreadsheet. This may of course be second nature to most of you, but it is not to me....
  37. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    They should have used Croatian mandarines....... they need a quick buck right now very desperately.
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    Re: Creed Pocket Atomizer

    More surface area.....? (Only joking).
  39. Re: Proposed Live Chat - Response Requested - Choice of Day & Items to Evaluate

    So far either day is good for me, but as I run three teenagers, I am not the most reliable contributor.
  40. Re: Ideal Concentration (%) Of Alcohol For Adding Essential Oils To Create Perfumes ?

    Is there no ethanol in France like the Spanish cocktail making ethanol? Theirs is pure ethanol and sold in all supermarkets. I would imagine France having something similar.

    You could nip over to...
  41. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    There are ways of approaching such things sensitively and wording sensitive issues in an adult fashion. An historic question about perfume from whatever age and religion is welcome when asked in a...
  42. Re: Interest only. Maths struggle for IFRA calculations going on.....

    I have just downloaded ispreadsheet so you lot will have persuaded this Luddite to be up and running as a techi...... we'll see
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    Re: starting out with EO extractions (reposted)

    There are some here. I will look for the numbers for you.
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    Re: Why must fragrances be reformulated?

    Yes, plus the double whammy of IFRA and the EU laws put together. There is little left untouched by regs anymore. Plus it's only perfumistas seeking the unusual and different. Jo Public is quite...
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    Re: When is too much, too much?

    I would test yourself too. How about get three boxes and tier your fragrances into preference tiers of numbers 1, 2 3 and 4. Then box ten in each box and leave the 15 best ones out to use every day....
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    Re: Why do you collect fragrances as a hobby?

    Because we are so lucky to be able to. Something to always bear in mind and be thankful for.

    I keep more books than I can read all at once, I keep more food in the cupboard than we can eat all at...
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    Re: I want to create a fragrance to retail

    Here is the first one I found. Never heard of them but they have a long history. You have enough perfumers here to run any samples by to see if they pass muster.

    http://www.neworleansperfume.com
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  48. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    Purported aphrodisiacal scents of warm coriander...... really? Its a shame the name is such rubbish because the notes don't sound bad at all. Safe and inoffensive. A quick buck comes to mind.
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    Re: I want to create a fragrance to retail

    It depends what sort you would like and how many you intend to sell yearly. All the larger houses offer that as a service for a fee. There are many in DIY who offer a design service already and there...
  50. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    In naughty juice.....????? (so is mine so far)......

    I am 'polishing' mine but there is one discordant sharp note that I cannot get rid of without losing a nice drydown. I'm not sure which to lose...
  51. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I am religious by choice and the thread isn't offending me in the slightest. I agree sensitive topics could be avoided, but policing is not the answer on a forum. It is better for the OP to word the...
  52. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    I think the suggestion of moving them to another section might be the answer. Occasionally a light hearted thread is no bad thing but these with provocative potential have been dealt with by most...
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    Re: starting out with EO extractions (reposted)

    I too have often played with home steam extraction albeit at a Heath Robinson level. I had a modicum of success with rosemary and orange peel but not more than drops. I also messed with enfleurage,...
  54. Re: How to thicken liquid castile soap with salt for liquid hand soap

    I have only ever dabbled in soaps but I suggest only trying a small portion of your blend first to check it has the desired effect before using the lot.

    If all fails, I would be inclined to cheat...
  55. Re: Another maths struggle with blending three different accords - any math whizzes?

    You can have another picture as a screenshot whilst I work out the whole monty. I really do need to learn excel don't I?

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    OK... maths done. I used your sum to get the idea, then added all...
  56. Re: Another maths struggle with blending three different accords - any math whizzes?

    ha ha..... enlightenment comes.....

    I had the right figure for the 3ml of 23.43% of the whole. So now I'm dividing that by the whole volume to get the % per ml which of course is the quantity for...
  57. Re: Another maths struggle with blending three different accords - any math whizzes?

    It would be correct if I was making up the same volume as number one again but I'm wishing to combine the three formulas so not sure yet..... i will have a look

    Thank you to both of you....
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  58. Another maths struggle with blending three different accords - any math whizzes?

    I think I may have blown another maths gasket..... anyone good at math who feels like some more kiddy problem solving?

    I have three separate perfumes/accords

    1) with total volume of 12.8ml
    2)...
  59. Thread: Am I cheap?

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    Re: Am I cheap?

    Do your own thing. Never mind what people say..... sticks and stones etc.... they were jealous that's all.

    Now you can go out for a nice time in a restaurant and contemplate what they said over a...
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    Re: Secret Sandalwood by Ramon Bejar

    I shall look out for it. I do like sandalwoody perfumes.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Jesus practiced love and forgiveness. I feel sure he doesn't mind us talking about him like this in a gentle and joshing fashion. He will only mind if we fight.



    ... and that IS funny.
  62. Re: How can you tell if a fragrance is too "mature" for you?

    Go the other way. Find and try on some really dated ones of their time, just for fun. Things like Brut, 4711, Denim, Azzarro ph, old spice, etc etc etc.

    See how they smell on you. You might find...
  63. Thread: Off-Topic

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    That is a real pity actually. It really ought to be sublime for that price..... I don't suppose gold tastes of very much. You would have imagined the chefs would have addressed the flavour aspects...
  64. Re: Canvas and Concrete - Fragrance Primer - Does this stuff work?

    Lets have a look as to what it is doing....

    Alcohol = denatured solvent to disperse the contents in a thinner layer
    Aloe Vera leaf juice = skin conditioning
    butylene glycol = emulsion stabiliser...
  65. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Does anyone really eat these things or are they just people magnets?

    I would sooooo love to be the person making them. What a fabulous job to have. I love arty fiddle.
  66. Re: I am a merchant from 2000 years ago (hypothetical)

    Of course he would consider the A word perfume in such quantity that it was for only his bath (he is a king), and then spray the rare Beckham..... and then behead you.
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    Re: Why must fragrances be reformulated?

    I really wish that batch numbers were put on the bottles. That would make so many perfumistas happy.
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    Re: Group buy for GC/MS

    They are always good for learning, however they don't tell as much as you think they might.
  69. Re: Understanding aldehydes... can anyone explain a bit please?

    I ended up buying some fabulous quality cilantro to obtain some strong natural aldehydes and I have been very pleased so far with its behaviour. Do PM me if you would like some.
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    You got there first.... +1 from me
  71. Re: Overpowering materials that should be used in very small amounts

    There is always skunk...... lol
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    Re: We are Meeting on Skype right now

    How many of you came together in the end? I was a little sad to miss out, but life had to be....
  73. Re: Smelly game....... then smelly swaps (For after the blind sniff game)

    That is very kind PK. I shall send you something nice in exchange. You can take your pick of some of my new tinctures. I have some mightily nice ones coming along beautifully. Or maybe you'd prefer a...
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    Re: Google Hangout Saturday Jan 17?

    We will see..... I have one teenage child awake. (It is three minutes into the afternoon here.....) Might see you later if I suss it in time.

    Techno time for the Luddites here.....

    Later.... I...
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    oops. My 13 year old daughter is beside me. Better not play that. She shouldn't be up anyway and neither should I.
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    Oh my goodness. I used to fast whirl skip long ago, but nothing like that.

    How about this then? Some lovely beach boys for you. This just made us both weep with laughter.

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  77. Thread: Off-Topic

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    A very refreshing take on magic and comedy.
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    Re: Google Hangout Saturday Jan 17?

    Ooer Brian. Skype is an alien thing to me...... I shall have to consult the children again. I did do it a couple of times but have forgotten how to.
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    You would have got the prize for sure with that name. Who would have thought it eh?

    Yes, tis a little commishee but has no name. Just cologne 1/2. I shall send you some and you can name it if you...
  80. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Now everyone is warmed up. Grab whoever you're with and sit down to watch this silly and very funny man, clever and amazing too

    If it gives you half a box, go straight to the utube link underneath...
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    Re: Orris Root Absolute

    Not much in my older books on iris funnily enough. I would have expected more on them.

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    Perfumeshrine blog had a good article on Iris

    typing iris in here gives you two

    typing orris...
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    Re: What ate my top notes (heart too)?

    Vanishing aromas are far more intriguingly mysterious than mud. Maybe it is the aromatic equivalent of a complementary colour.
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    OMG... I'm always lauding Yendi.... and now I have a real reason other than deep, deep love, to wear it.... I forget it completely. I never really thought of it as fruity and shall have to go and put...
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    Re: What ate my top notes (heart too)?

    Interesting idea. I was going to mix my other one up at perfume strength anyway. As it stands it is at a 10% dilution like an edt/cologne. It will be most interesting to see if the quietening effect...
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    Re: What ate my top notes (heart too)?

    It appears to be the white noise syndrome. The cancelling out of each other thing going on. I've just made another of these too this morning.

    Lots of powerbombs together seem to have the ability...
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    Re: compliments - again

    Men who are kind get compliments. A man can stink of BO till the cows come home as long as he is kind. A nice smelling man who is rude can go and smell nice on his own.
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    Wearing a cologne made for a local barbershop containing sweet orange, pink grapefruit, pink and black peppers (sort of fruits) amongst other ingredients.
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    Re: compliments - again

    I think its called washing every day, clothes and body, judging by most examples of being 'fragrant' on the streets......... lol

    The perfume type doesn't matter too much as long as it isn't...
  89. Thread: One Tip

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    Re: One Tip

    Another tip following from the pay it forwards thing, is to swap a ml of ingredients like mad with colleagues who are preferably nearby, and are at a stage like yours. You can easily double both...
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    Re: Orris Root Absolute

    Never, or certainly extremely rarely, is only one ingredient the major cause of an aroma within a perfume. It is always a sensory illusion, especially expensive ingredients like orris. It will be a...
  91. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Isn't the written word funny compared to how ones mind feels when you write something? I wasn't being sarcastic but I can see that it looks like it now I look afresh. I am an enormous Pollyanna fan...
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    She is marvellous. A real life Pollyanna.....
  93. Thread: One Tip

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    Re: One Tip

    My advice would be to put the brakes on. (I mean for the first whole perfume). Start at the beginning (of the stickies) and play like a child. Make messes and mud but take notes on it all. Learn...
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    Re: Google Hangout Saturday Jan 17?

    I cannot see which kit it is in the shop. Can you link a page please?

    Found it I think. I hadn't realised they were the same but different amounts. I've only got three of those. I'm too far to...
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    Multiple fruit notes.... I'm not hot on those either. Cocoa and coconuts are technically fruits aren't they? At what point is a fruit a seed?

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit

    Typing in...
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    Re: Disgusted by IFRA perfume regulations

    I will make a very special perfume that warrants the label. You can buy a bottle of it from me... lol

    Called 'Death by Oakmoss' DBO for short. Already on the design table with mods maturing........
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    Re: Disgusted by IFRA perfume regulations

    Any amends are easy to do.......
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    Re: Sillage can someone explain it a little more

    Not only does fragrance not project so well on colder skin, but it usually has to fight its way out of four layers of clothes too. If one then applies ones fragrance more heavily to counteract that,...
  99. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Superb photography.

    As for the glass house. I like it from the artistic point of view and would love to go for a visit, but I would really not like to live somewhere like that. Not at all...
  100. Re: Currently, are you satisfied with your collection?

    I would grade mine A in the vintages and more like a C or lower on FB's of modern. I don't obtain that many modern ones. I love sampling all sorts though and occasionally a jewel pops out enough to...
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