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    Re: You can only keep 5 bottles...

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzing!
    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Fendi Theorema
    Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte
    Guerlain Jicky
  2. Re: Serge Lutens Discontinuing up to 10 Fragrances?

    I just bought a bell jar of MKK this year and it smells the same as my spray bottle from the export line.
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    Re: Serge lutens sample kit

    Currently, the US Lutens site is offering a free set of all the wax samples with any purchase.

    http://us.sergelutens.com/offers.html

    The European site as well:
    ...
  4. Re: The Decline and Fall of Fendi Theorema, Part II. The Disco Years.

    Beauty Encounter offers Theorema for USD 110.
    ...
  5. Re: Name a perfume you hated at first, but now you love it.

    Amouage Gold Man. I thought it was loud and ugly for the longest time. Now I think it's beautiful.
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    Re: What Are Your Favourite Lutens Fragrances?

    I like a lot from this house. The below are perhaps my top five at the moment:

    Arabie
    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Mandarine-mandarin
    Miel de Bois
    Bornéo 1834

    Ones I'm not nuts about:
  7. Re: MFK Absolue pour le soir - has it been reformulated?

    I, too, bought a bottle last year. I had a sample from when it was first released and it smells the same. I find a lot of Kurkdjian's fragrances to be powdery. Abolue pour le Soir is no different.
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    Re: -Your Most Worn Of 2016-

    According to SOTD:

    1. Serge Lutens Miel de Bois 10 wears
    2. Serge Lutens Mandarine-Mandarin 7 wears
    3. Comme des Garçons Luxe: Patchouli 5 wears
    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khän 5 wears...
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar, any substitutes?

    When I bought my 12 ml bottle of Tribute a few years back (from Min NY), it had a price tag of $350.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Yeah I just read this on the web site..... Thank you, Dr. Turin, for the site while it lasted.
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    Re: Serge Lutens batch numbers

    http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.com/2015/10/how-to-recognize-serge-lutens-perfumes.html
  12. Re: Name the 5 'Oldest' (date of 'birth') scents from your Wardrobe!

    Mitsouko (1919)
    Knize Ten (1924)
    Pour un Homme (1934)
    Jean Naté (1935)
    Moustache (1949)
    Magie (1950)
    Eau d'Hermès (1951)
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Your Best of Amouage Man!

    Epic is my favorite and was my first experience with Amouage. I may love Gold more, but it is less versatile. I do like Interlude a lot, though.

    Tribute is my all-time fave Amouage, but it is...
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    Re: Favorite Aftershaves......

    I never use aftershave. I do agree with you on Dominica Bay Rum, though.
  15. Thread: Best Vetiver

    by Furriner
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    Poll: Re: Best Vetiver

    Lampblack or Encre Noire.
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    Re: NEW: Galop d'Hermes

    Thanks! I hadn't heard anything about this!
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    Re: Willing to pay

    So far, the most I've paid is $350..... there are a couple I'd like which are more, but I'm still holding out.
  18. Re: Most masculine fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Yatagan.
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    Re: best fragrance from Guerlain?

    Habit Rouge.
  20. Re: Which Fragrance House Do You Have Most From ?

    L'Artisan -- 40.
  21. Re: Grace by Grace Coddington / Comme des Garcons

    I smelled it last week at Barneys. A very light rose scent. Not bad.
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    Re: NEW : Serge Lutens Baptême du Feu

    A little more information:

    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scentedsalamander/2016/06/serge_lutens_bapteme_du_feu.html
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    Re: Back That Bottle Up!!!

    I think the first backup bottle I bought was L'Artisan's Iris Pallida.
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    Re: Montale Honey Aoud

    I've been on a honey hunt as of late, and got a bottle of Honey Aoud recently. I do like it. My favorite honey scent is Miel de Bois (in both vintage and recent formulations), but Honey Aoud is one...
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    Re: Has anyone gotten Miyako by Auphorie yet?

    Cadavre Exquis is very sweet. I'm still getting used to it. It's nice, but probably would work better in colder weather.

    Got a text today saying Miyako will be delivered Monday. Requires a...
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    Re: Has anyone gotten Miyako by Auphorie yet?

    The Auphorie web site says it's backordered. However, I ordered a bottle earlier today and just got an email saying they have shipped it.
  27. Re: What has been your most complimented fragrance thus far?

    Compliments are pretty rare for me, too. The most compliments I've gotten have been for Zino, but I wore it exclusively for at least 15 years, so the compliments were stretched out over a long time....
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    Re: Most worn in April 2016

    Serge Lutens Mandarine-mandarin and VIlhelm Parfumerie The Oud Affair, each twice. Everything else, once.
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Sold to new owners ??

    Puig also owns Comme des Garçons, which has seemed to work out. Anyways, I'm optimistic.
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    Re: Your go-to online retailers.

    Parfum1
    Twisted Lily
    Beauty Habit
    Fragrancenet
    Beauty Encounter
    Aedes de Venustas
    Lucky Scent
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    Re: What is Your 10/10

    Lately:

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzing!
    Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Amouage Tribute
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    Re: "Change" at L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    The L'Artisan candles also kind of look a lot like Byredo candles.

    48786
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    Re: "Change" at L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    The web page is having a "makeover" and will re-open 4 April.

    In the meantime, Now Smell This has a pic!

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2016/04/01/new-packaging-at-lartisan-parfumeur/
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    Re: Most worn in March and First Quarter of 2016

    March:

    Serge Lutens Miel de Bois 3X
    Vilhelm Parfumerie The Oud Affair 3X

    Serge Lutens Chêne 2X

    1st Quarter:

    Serge Lutens Miel de Bois 4X
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    Re: "Change" at L'Artisan Parfumeur?

    I haven't gotten the emails, but an SA at Barneys said the bottles are all going to be dark colored glass. I'm not sure how else they will be different.
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    Re: Au Delà - Narcisse des Montagnes

    As soon as I got the email I ordered a bottle. It's waiting for me down in my building manager's office.

    EDIT: Went down and got it.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Was traveling through Tokyo Narita this week. There were several of the Export Line and Eaux on sale in Duty Free near the Shiseido stuff. This is something new. Pricing was at ¥10,000 for most,...
  38. Re: What are 5 fragrances you couldn't do without?

    Zino
    Eau d'Orange Verte
    Tea For Two
    Muscs Koublaï Khän
    Idole de Lubin
  39. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Melon
    Calone
    really, anything marine/aquatic

    Amber I tend to avoid.

    Sadly, fig doesn't work on me at all.
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle?

    Une Fleur de Cassie.
  41. Re: What's the most you've ever spent on a single bottle?

    I paid $350 for Encre Noire eau de parfum, in the crystal Lalique bottle, 60 ml. It originally went for $750.

    If you break it down by ml, I paid $280 (it was on sale!) for Amouage Tribute, 12 ml.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2016

    No repeats for me, either.

    By house:

    Serge Lutens 9
    Soivohlé 2
    Penhaligon's 2
    L'Artisan Parfumeur 2
    Comme des Garçons 2
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    Re: most worn January 2016

    Me, too.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I listed my top ten earlier, but I'll recap my top five: Arabie, Muscs Koublaï Khân, Miel de Bois, Mandarine-Mandarin, Chêne.

    Least favorite five: Ambre Sultan, Chypre Rouge (smells like...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    You can buy samples online at Luckyscent, Twisted Lily, Parfum1. Surrender to Chance and The Perfumed Court sell samples and sample packs with several from a line. Blue Mercury carries Serge Lutens...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Speaking of Buddhism.... Mandarine's also a perfect scent for New Year's celebrations!! I'll be wearing it again tomorrow!
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I just got Mandarine-mandarin this year. It has been my favorite purchase of the year. I really love it.
  48. Re: Most worn in December, 4th Quarter, 2nd Half and the whole year 2015

    December:

    Theorema 2X
    Fourreau Noir 2X
    Fille en Aiguilles 2X
    Luxe: Patchouli 2X

    Everything else this month only once.
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    Re: What Are You Wearing Christmas?

    Arabie.
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    Re: Perfumes that put you to sleep

    It doesn't exactly out me to sleep, but the only perfume I can wear to bed is Mandragore.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    [QUOTE=Sea Roses;3717545]One of my favourite houses.....




    Wow.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    The offer is gone now on the site, so had just been up for the day.

    I got an email from customer service this morning, saying I hadn't selected a fragrance for the atomizer, which was even more...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I ordered Fille en Aiguilles. I owned three of the four offered with black atomizers and am not a fan of the fourth. So, in the end, I chose Fourreau Noir, even though I just got a bell jar of it. ...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I'm glad it worked out! I'm thinking of getting something myself. I hope by the time I decide the offer is still there!
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I don't know where you are located, but currently on the US Serge Lutens site, if you spend over $135, they will give you a free black atomizer! I don't know how long that will last. ...
  56. Re: what's your favorite dark fragrance with a fruit note?

    Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Chéri, par Camille. Plum.
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Greatest Fragrance

    I almost said Rhubarb!
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I just recently bought Fourreau Noir and do really love it. Some people are put off by the lavender, which I don't find overpowering at all. Some compare it to Chergui, although I don't find FN as...
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Greatest Fragrance

    Dzongkha
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I'll have to try Chergui dabbed, as I am really not so nuts about it sprayed.

    I love Miel de Bois and Mandarine-Mandarin, and dab both of them. I'm wondering if offending notes some people...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    They made me a sample of L'Incendiare when that first came out, but lately they don't seem to make any. Surrender to Chance has samples to buy for all of them (The Perfumed Court seems to only have...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I used to only wear Arabie when weather was very, very cold. So that sort of limited its wearability for me. Recently, I have been wearing it in warmer weather, and have found that it works quite...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I've become particularly obsessive this year, for some reason!

    El Attarine was actually my first bell jar purchase! You really don't hear about it quite so much. I'm really glad a lot of people...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    OK, hmmm, a top ten Serges? I have 34 of the dang things, you'd think I'd have a list. So here goes:

    1. Arabie
    2. Muscs Koublaï Khän
    3. Miel de Bois
    4. Mandarine-Mandarin
    5. Chêne
    6. Bornéo...
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    Thanks for the info! That's a pretty good bargain, kinda, since the atomizer by itself costs $120.

    I am enjoying Fourreau Noir. I've been meaning to get it for a long time.
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    Re: Lutens fanboy thread

    I found out a couple of days ago that the Barneys here in Chicago has started selling the bell jars. So... rather coincidentally, I bought a bell jar of Fourreau Noir!

    Anyway, I have a question:...
  67. Re: If you could own only one of these three Amouage scents!

    Interlude.
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    Re: Most worn November 2015

    Mandarine-Mandarin 3X
    Santal Majuscule 2X

    Everything else, just the once.
  69. Re: SL Fleurs D'Oranger is a close to perfect orange blossom.

    I do love Serge Fleurs d'Oranger. I've been on an orange kick lately (maybe it's the season). Although it's not really an orange blossom scent, I recently got a bottle of Mandarine-Mandarin. It's...
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    Re: Most worn in November 2015

    Serge Lutens Mandarine-Mandarin 3X
    Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule 2X
    Everything else once.

    As you can probably figure, Serge Lutens was the house worn most by me this month.
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    Poll: Re: A gift of sandalwood

    10 Corso Como
    Serge Lutens Santal de Mysore
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Finishing up Patchouli Week with Serge Lutens Borneo 1834. On my way to work. Happy Thanksgiving, all you Americans.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Changing into Comme des Garçons Luxe: Patchouli as I head over to work. From a sample.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I have a few more patchouli scents than I had thought, so this morning I'm in L'Artisan's Patchouli Patch and tonight, when I go to work, I'll wear another one.
  75. Re: What are your "MASTERPIECE" fragrances but DISCONTINUED ?

    I second Amouage Tribute.
    Fendi Theorema.
    Annick Goutal Eau du Fier.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I was going to wear Noir Patchouli (from a sample) until I read pure caramel's post. LOL. I actually don't mind it. So instead, I'm in Nicolaï Patchouli Intense, also from a sample. It's a bit...
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Fruitchouli? Neo-chypre? Whatever. Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Chéri, par Camille. Va va va VOOM!
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Today I'm in Etat Libre d'Orange Nombril Immense. To be honest, this is the first time I have ever worn this, although I've had my mini for a bit. I had always heard it was a hippyish patchouli,...
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Continuing Patchouli Week. I know it's a masculine, but today I'm in Davidoff Zino, from my days of perfume monogamy. If I ever had a signature scent, this was it.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Good evening. Starting out Patchouli/Powerhouse Week with Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady, a rose-patchouli, er, powerhouse!
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In The Rocky Horror Picture Show, 4711 is tattooed on Dr. Frank N. Furter's thigh.

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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    OK, well, I'm finishing off Prohibition Week with D.S and Durga HYLNDS Spirit of the Glen -- single malt scotch, specifically, The Glenlivet.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I'm continuing Prohibition Week with Etat Libre d'Orange Jasmin et Cigarette, which also fits the unisex Friday synch. I have a 10 ml mini from that ELDO sample set, but will eventually get a full...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm continuing Prohibition Week with Etat Libre d'Orange Jasmin et Cigarette, which I find perfectly unisex. I have a 10 ml mini from the ELDO sample set, but will eventually get a full bottle one...
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    Re: Idole de Lubin

    I don't think the EDT is discontinued. The Lubin web site still lists it. No one seems to carry it any more, though.
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    Re: What frags have you bought more than once?

    Davidoff Zino -- I don't know how many bottles I've bought over the years.
    Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte
    Dunhilll Edition
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Dzongkha
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Iris Pallida -- backup...
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I'm in Fumerie Turque today as well. Love it.

    I started on Sunday, so will continue for two more days. Sorry, I am not quite synchronized.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Fou d'Absinthe.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I'm wearing By Kilian Straight to Heaven, which has a rum note. From a sample.
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    Whiskey, cigars, mud, leather, peat.... Oh, you man, you!

    Today I'm in the original Cumming, from a sample.
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    Re: Your favorite cocoa fragrances

    Bornéo 1834
    Vétiver Oriental
    Santal Majuscule
    Coromandel
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    Re: ***** Theme Week 2015 *****

    I'm joining in today with Smell Bent Hungry Hungry Hippies! -- hash brownies!

    I was looking high and low for my sample of Lubin Gin Fizz, but, alas, could not find it. I think I have enough for...
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    Re: most worn October 2015

    3X
    Mandarine-Mandarin
    Theorema

    2X
    Jeux de Peau
    Chêne
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extrême

    1X
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    Re: Most worn in October 2015

    3X
    Mandarine-Mandarin
    Theorema

    2X
    Jeux de Peau
    Chêne
    L'Instant de Guerlain pour Homme Extrême

    1X
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm in Etat Libre d'Orange Rien. Maybe my favorite leather scent. Kinda skanky.
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    Re: I'm back … and I have my own Nordstrom!

    Welcome back!! I've been away a bit myself.
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    Re: ONE note you HATE the most

    Amber or melon.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Week

    Back when I first started trying Serge Lutens fragrances, I hit some pretty bad luck. The first few I tried just did not agree with me. They were all, to me, unbearably sweet and treacly. The...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Week

    Today I have a job interview, so am wearing Chêne. Needed something a bit more understated.
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    Poll: Re: Best Leather Based Fragrance Ever

    I voted for Rien, but Knife Ten is a close second and I wear Dzing! more than both of them.
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