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    Re: BEST FRAGRANCE EVER !

    I used to have a long list, but these days it's shorter:

    Dior Bois D'Argent.
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    Re: in the Realm of pure nonsense

    Attracting the opposite sex and feeling relaxed probably go hand in hand anyways. I'd be interested to know if there really is a non-negligible amount of pheromones in there - quick, someone put on...
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    Re: My recent purchase

    Honestly I have a bottle of Body Kouros which I received a while ago, but I wore it twice and never really came back to it. I love sweet scents, but maybe that one is too sweet? Who knows. Now...
  4. Thread: M7

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    Re: M7

    I definitely got rootbeer from Kyoto, so don't worry, it's not just you. :)
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    Re: Isn't Geir overrated?

    For me, fragrances are like movies - I try to go into the experience with as little information as possible. Too much information tends to cloud my judgment. Geir does not match the hype (unless...
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    Re: Has any basenoter a "bespoke" scent?

    It seems perfectly reasonable to me if you have a very specific vision for what you want, and have been unable to find a commercial product to fit. Even without a lot of disposable income I'd...
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    Re: Do you guys like Antidote?

    Its definitely genuine - hasn't been out long enough (and isn't popular enough) for people to start faking :)
  8. Thread: Real GIT?

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    Re: Real GIT?

    I would venture to guess that there are exactly zero bottles of genuine GIT for sale on ebay right now. If you had a real bottle to sell, why would you go to ebay where you have to compete with $50...
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    Re: Is this a legit seller?

    Based on my experience, there is about a 3% chance that this guy is legit. You sell on eBay to make money, and I can't see how this guy is making any unless those are fake or stolen. And faking is...
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio...Is there an alternative?

    Let me put another vote in for Paco Rabanne XS - it is fresh, powerful and relatively distinct. A*Men is a great scent, but if Acqua Di Gio is what you like, well.... let's just say be sure to test...
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    Re: Where to get Bois D'Argent?

    Sadly, not anymore. Maybe it is discontinued?
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    Where to get Bois D'Argent?

    I've ordered it from Neiman's online twice, and both times they sent Cologne Blanche. Both times!!! Now its not available on their site anymore, so apparently someone is getting what they actually...
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    Re: Givenchy Pi - unisex?

    I find that Pi garners more compliments from women than most other frags that I've tried. Jaipur seems blatantly unisex, which generally doesn't bother me except that it is also much heavier than pi...
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    Re: voluspa cardamon fig

    I think the entire voluspa line is pretty solid for reasonable prices.... the new mango leaf candle was an especially big hit at my apartment. I have the cardamon fig, but havent sparked it up yet....
  15. Thread: Incense

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    Re: Incense or ourselves we reach for?

    I'm with narcus, this was an extremely helpful reply, thanks a bunch! And thanks to the rest of you who posted as well, I have a lot of testing to do...
  16. Thread: Incense

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    Incense

    Recently I got a chance to sample Kyoto by CdG, which is an incense-based scent, and absolutely loved it. I have absolutely nothing like it in my wardrobe, and was wondering, what other incense...
  17. Thread: Pheromones?

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    Re: Pheromones?

    There is no such thing as a non-scented pheromone... if you buy a "pure" pheromone product it will have a very distictive scent depending on the pheromone, but that is pretty much the point, no? The...
  18. Re: Testing (Mare Creative Universe and CdG Sequoia)

    Thankfully I haven't encountered that note quite yet. I did give Mare another shot tonight and found myself less enchanted than earlier this week. Sometimes I think one sample vial isn't enough to...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 29 March

    Feels like an XS day to me!
  20. Testing (Mare Creative Universe and CdG Sequoia)

    Got a chance to try these out this week and thought I might share my opinions. These are about as far apart as two scents can be and yet they have one thing in common - they both basically have only...
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    Re: expanding to spring/summer

    You've made a good list there.

    I've smelled L'eau D'Issey in the clubs enough that it has ceased to be a spring/summer frag to me. Very strong and quite nice, but if originality is important to...
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    Re: Don't mess with me, bad boy scent

    My sample took my lunch money and my girlfriend. Imagine what a full bottle can do.
  23. Re: Can you guys...girls too...help in a purchase??

    I received a tester of Ammunition by Androtics, which is a pheromone-based cologne that I personally didn't like, but the women were alllll over it.
  24. Re: What scent do you smell on just about everyone & which one almost never?

    On the men, its D&G, Issey and now Unforgivable all day and night around here. The ladies seem to rock Angel and Light Blue quite a bit.
  25. Re: A perfume that smells fresh, manley and young?

    I'm gonna go against the majority here and say that MI isn't what you are looking for. It's definitely fantastic, but really only meets one of your 3 criteria (fresh). "Manly" implies that you want...
  26. Re: What will be your number one come summer time?

    Meet the new boss.... same as the old boss.

    Geir 4 life.
  27. Re: What Becomes a Legend Most? Can there really be a classic fragrance?

    Unfortunately for the niche houses out there I feel that 'classics' are bound to be those that are considered fantastic by fragrance junkies as well as the average consumer. Caron pour un homme is a...
  28. Thread: Whooooops!!!

    by Domer04
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    Re: Whooooops!!!

    Tonight around 7pm it was sunny and beautiful, a perfect evening for some Paco Rabanne XS and a first date with my ladyfriend (with apologies to The Dude) from the apartment next door. Come 7:30 the...
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    Re: The scent of a mid summers night?

    This question has made me reconsider my collection. Perhaps I don't have a fragrance perfectly suited to a summer's night.... Escada Magnetism is the closest I have, warm but mysterious...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22 March

    L'Artisan's Mechant Loup.... first time!
  31. Re: Gucci II pH available at Bloomy's

    Was able to test this at Nordy's yesterday and came away unimpressed. The opening was solid with a nice blast of tea and spices, but it quickly begins to smell like this tastes:
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    Re: I spoke with the SA at Nordy's today and

    Yep, it is on the first floor of the little mall right across Pratt street from the Cheesecake factory. There is a walkway that goes from the building with the Cheesecake factory over Pratt to the...
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    Re: I spoke with the SA at Nordy's today and

    I'm a regular at the Columbia Nordstrom's too! It's a 10 minute drive from my office, and the employees in there have always been very helpful. I can't wait to try the new Light Blue PH. It is a...
  34. Thread: Longevity

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    Re: Longevity

    It is definitey a factor for me when I'm considering buying a scent, but just because a particular scent has poor longetivity doesn't necessarily make it a deal breaker. Just something else to take...
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    Re: Impulse buying...L'Eau D'Issey?

    I have never met a female that didn't swoon over Issey. Not my personal fav of all time, but if you're looking to get a little attention from the opposite sex, you would be hard-pressed to do...
  36. Re: My latest blind buy... How good was this deal?

    Your midnight buy was... very good. Its a unique and pleasant scent and at $15 would be impossible to pass up. :)
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    Re: Polarizing Scents: Love, Loathe... Why?

    Definitely polarizing: Boucheron Jaipur Homme and McQueen's Kingdom. Yikes.

    Spraying Jaipur on myself was the olfactory equivalent of pouring an entire bottle of baby powder onto my arm and...
  38. Thread: Age and smell

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    Re: Age and smell

    I definitely don't fall into that age group (I'm 24), but I'd like to chime in that Aquatonic seems to be underrated; it is a fantastic green scent.
  39. Thread: The Oscars

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    Re: The Oscars

    Dior Bois D'Argent fo sho
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    Re: A 'Tour' of Men's Fragrances?

    Honestly your best option IMO is to go to your local Sephora (Saks or Neimans would be even better, but like you I'm from Pittsburgh originally, so I know thats probably not gonna happen), get a...
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    Re: what to do if sold non authentic on ebay

    A refund is a refund, if he has 100% feedback and a reasonable amount of sales, this isnt the first time someone has requested a refund. If for some reason he stiffs you, make sure to save your...
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    Re: Single notes: the fools we are

    Don't you mean "we would"... ?
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    Re: Longest Lasting/Strongest Mens Frags?

    From my collection:

    Angel Men
    Geir
    Aramis Havana
    Gucci Envy
    Lolita Lempicka AM
    Azzaro Visit
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    Re: SotD Friday 11 August

    Jean Pascal Quimbaya
  45. Re: TOP SECRET: New Sean John and Thierry Mugler Fragrances!

    Those were both fantastic, well done! :) :)
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    Re: Voleur de Roses

    I would try to explain exactly how it VdR smells, but cedarmoth (who as far as I can tell has never done anything on BN other than post this review) puts it so much more succinctly:

    "Smells like...
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    Re: New L'Artisans - Dzhongkha and Narcissus

    Fantastic reviews, thanks a lot... Dzhongkha especially sounds like something I'll have to try ASAP.

    p.s. Great user name, I'm a big Radiohead fan myself. :)
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    Re: Guys: Perfume Advice for 15-year-old Girl

    D&G Light Blue would be an excellent choice, it's versatile and very appealing...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 8 August

    Kenzo PH
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    Re: Let's pair colognes with outfits!

    M7 - dark shirt (perhaps blood red, like the bottle), black pants

    Versace Jeans Couture - the brightest shirt you own, jeans (obviously)

    Geir - like it matters, you could go naked and people...
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    Re: Anything that matches this?

    Dior Homme fits that description relatively well, and is an amazing fragrance! Try it, you won't be disappointed.
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    Re: Top 3 frags for a night out clubbing?

    I could come up with 3, but as you can probably tell from many of the previous posts, you really only need one: A*Men. Its everything a good clubbing scent should be: distinctive, powerful,...
  53. Thread: Chat anyone?

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    Chat anyone?

    Come on in... :)
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    Re: My Weekend with Fragrance Samples

    I'll have to say, though Geir is in my top 5 scents ever, it (for me at least) does not elicit the 'crisp mountain air' scent that many have alluded to. On the other hand, it does elicit the 'please...
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    Re: Help! Frag mystery needs solving...

    Tried it, but based on the limited info I had, it was impossible.... or course now it is quite easy to find thanks to the friendly members on BN...
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    Re: Help! Frag mystery needs solving...

    You are right on, damn this forum is awesome... thanks for all the help guys, DV is spot on. Now that you mention it I can actually picture the SA talking about DV in his perfect sales accent... ...
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    Re: Help! Frag mystery needs solving...

    I wish I could, there were like 50 test strips floating around that day.... unlike most on here, fresh scents really appeal to me, and I was in a "summer" mood, so if I had to guess I'd say fresh. ...
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    Help! Frag mystery needs solving...

    Ok, I was in Nordstrom's last week and the SA encouraged me to try a frag that I'd never seen or heard of before (note that I am kinda a newbie), and it was fantastic. I only tested it on a strip, I...
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    Re: POST YOUR COMPLIMENTS HERE

    lol!

    My compliments recently have come from: Geir, from which I get one almost every day I wear it, and A*Men, from a couple of random women at the club.
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    Re: YOUR CURRENT TOP 3 DESIGNER FRAGS

    Mugler A*Men
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Jean Pascal Quimbaya (if that counts)
    Versace Black Jeans (if not)
  61. Re: Which fragrance is the most long lasting (exce

    A*Men by Mugler, no contest.... it has lasted through multiple showers in the past....
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    Re: Herrera Sensual Vetiver

    Sounds really interesting, how is the longetivity in comparison to Guerlain?
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    Re: Must be a fake?

    Ok, quick update on the gigantic GIT situation. The guy was amazingly nice, we had a nice email conversation about how great GIT is, and how hard it was to pack the bottle up for shipping and all...
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    Re: After a long hard day... CHAT!

    come on in!
  65. Thread: TOP 15. :)

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    Re: TOP 15. :)

    Don't really have enough experience for a top 15, but I'll chime in with 5....

    Geir
    Tea for Two
    Vetiver (Guerlain)
    Lolita Lempicka AM
    GIT
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    Re: New!  Quimbaya by Jean Pascal

    The Black Jeans comparison is spot on. I received my bottle of Quimbaya from Vijay today, and have been loving every minute of it so far. The citrus lasts longer than it does in VBJ, though to be...
  67. Thread: acidic skin

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    Re: acidic skin

    I can't really relate here, nor do I have any meaningful advice, but this is an interesting topic that will probably be helpful for a good percentage of the BN population, so I'm trying to keep the...
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    Re: SOTD May 22 Monday

    Jean Pascal Quimbaya... crossing my fingers that it is sitting in my mailbox when I get home tomorrow...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday May 17

    Jean Pascal Quimbaya
  70. Thread: blue rose

    by Domer04
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    Re: blue rose

    how true it is.... ;D
  71. Re: Good mass, mid-end, and high-end "acquatics"

    I second this, it is one of the better marine scents that I have encountered.
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    Re: Must be a fake?

    I'm going to laugh.... really hard. And then probably swap some 1oz or 2oz bottles for various goodies ;D But seriously, if something actually arrives in the mail from this guy (which is admittedly...
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    Re: Must be a fake?

    I wouldn't get your hopes up too much :P

    I'd be surprised if you receive anything at all.

    [/quote]

    I suspect that you're correct, but for $35, I'll take that chance... Plus I am encouraged...
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    Re: Must be a fake?

    Got it for $26.50.... not bad if its real 8-)
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    Re: Must be a fake?

    My guess is that its real and the seller is just stupid.... if you look, the person is not selling anything else.... in my experience if you are going to make a bunch of illegitamate money on ebay,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14th May

    Montale Sandflowers
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13th of May

    Annick Goutal Duel
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    Re: A new day is dawning...

    Hell yeah. ;D
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12 May

    Geir
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    Re: I hate the what to wear when threads

    Tea for Two is money in this case, because not only is it the perfect balance between smelling fantastic and being original, but it will stay close to your skin... you dont want to be overt with your...
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed, Cool Water, and Heresy &nbs

    Last time I tried that my head started spinning 360 degrees around.... just FYI.... ;)
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    Re: Miracle  Aquatonic

    I can see how the opening could scare people off, but it lasts only like 10 minutes or so.... give it another shot and let us know what you think!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9 May

    Versace Black Jeans
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    Re: Miracle  Aquatonic

    I can't compare it to the original since I've never tried it, but I love my bottle of Aquatonic. Its initally very grassy, with a little citrus for good measure, but eventually settles down into a...
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    Re: Bond No 9,very  very poor service.

    That does sound pretty unprofessional, though as was mentioned, emails can be "lost" very easily.

    I recently bought 5 samples for $5 through www.beautycafe.com, they are very helpful and have good...
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    Re: Versace Black Jeans = Guerlain Vetiver ??

    No, I have not tried KenzoAir, but after a description like that, I'll have to check it out, like.... tomorrow. ;D
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    Versace Black Jeans = Guerlain Vetiver ??

    I just got my bottle of VBJ today, and after the top notes disappeared, it reminds me a LOT of Vetiver. Am I crazy?
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    Re: Sud Est, Curve, or Jazzes

    Live Jazz seems to be the summer scent of choice, but be sure to test it out first. I bought Live Jazz blind for summer, and was less than impressed with it, I swapped it after about a week. Smelled...
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    Re: Minor Geir rant

    This might be a little off-topic, but where is it possible to get some pipettes for decanting purposes? (Other than Buffalo_Gal :))
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    Re: SotD Saturday 6th May

    t42 8-)
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    Re: Minor Geir rant

    The atomizer unscrews, making it quite easy to decant... check it out! :)
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    Re: glass atomizer decants - who's got em

    Wow, those are exactly what I've been looking for....
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th May

    m7 Freshhhhhh.
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    Re: Failed a final because of Kingdom....

    I totally agree with you docluv, school is no substitute for experience...
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    Re: Failed a final because of Kingdom....

    Well it looks as if you've done some studying! When I was in undergrad, I did very little. I have no clear recollection of ever actually studying for midterms or finals. Or even going to class.
    ...
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    Failed a final because of Kingdom....

    I recently purchased a couple 100ml bottles of Alexander McQueen Kingdom EDP off of eBay for like $4 each. They just arrived today and as I was running out the door to get to class I decided to give...
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    Re: Creed authenticity?

    I wish I would have taken a picture of the box and bottle before sending it back, but alas my camera is under the weather (a.k.a. broken). Trust me when I tell you that it definitely said "green...
  98. Re: Anybody else still looking for their Holy Grai

    This is a fantastic thread. I've been looking for my "Holy Grail" for a couple of years now, and since I've discovered Basenotes, part of me has worried that finding the "perfect" scent for me would...
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    Re: Le Roy Soleil vs Geir

    I tested Le Roy Soleil by Dali a while ago (on my skin) and found it to be overly citrusy for my personal taste. I remember the drydown being rather pleasant, as I got less citrus and more vanilla,...
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    Re: Ebay:0.01 $ opportunities:Are they real?

    Yeah, I actually sent that guy a message with some tips on selling so that he doesn't get totally screwed in the future (of course, this was after winning 3 bottles of Kingdom ;D). That was a pretty...
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