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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 28 Nov 07

    Jacomo de Jacomo
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    That is a beautiful ad, indeed.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    It has been an education for me, but in the way that I've already suggested. And an education is never a pity.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Because in this entire thread there is not one of you man enough to just say. 'Hey, what I really wanted to agree with was just that 900 is a great cologne. I didn't really want to agree that there...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    I quoted you because I intended to answer your question. But I understand your resentment.

    I had not intended to include you in with "all of us" at all. Interesting that you thought I was doing...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    And this is what I get for being nice to you!

    Lesson learned.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    I see what you mean it is something like "the three stooges go to a semantics convention." :rolleyes:

    When someone says "Aramis 900 is one of the few men's colognes that's worth a shit", it...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    I don't see any point in saying anything more here: it is perfectly obvious that you have no ability whatsoever to read the exchange and see what I was protesting about or why I felt attacked and...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    I'm getting a little tired of silly imbeciles trying to pretend that my defence of myself constitutes an unprovoked attack. Grow up or go away.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 27 Nov 07

    Jacomo de Jacomo

    Great scent, that attracts too little comment here.
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    Re: van cleef & arpels?? help me outt!!!

    I still think you should try it but I'm with Cognoscento on this: I think your reaction will be "this is too old for me". Just a wild hunch.
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    Re: Tips about French

    I'd say in this case the gender of the nouns follows the sex of the gods of those heavenly bodies. In most Indo-European derived cultures the sun god is masculine.

    It may be that the way...
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    Re: Tips about French

    Yes, it was very common in the immediate post war generation, and it was an expression solely used by women, because it was mainly they who had to rent the stall. Very unfair, and I can remember my...
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    Re: Tips about French

    This is not that old: it was very common in my mother's generation. And public toilets in England cost money until quite recently, though more than a penny nowadays.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Sure. You keep telling yourself that.


    * * *

    You know Mikey, the thing that I notice most about your supercilious post is that in the entirety of it there is absolutely no mention of the...
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    Re: UNGARO III * Black Box v Red Mottled Box ?

    Yes, it is but it's really an evening scent and it will only last that long. Don't think of it as a day long scent.
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    :cool:
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    Re: UNGARO III * Black Box v Red Mottled Box ?

    I have three generations of III and the longevity gets less with each generation. I have one of the black box scents and I can only describe it as rancid compared to the original and even the red...
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    Re: van cleef & arpels?? help me outt!!!

    Just try it you'll answer your own question.
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    (The laughter dried on his lips when Eluard informed him that he was from Portsmouth :D )
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    This is fine by me — you misunderstood what part of Pluran's statement I was objecting to, and responded. I think I've made it clear now what I was objecting to and why. I see nothing more to add to...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    I'm sorry but I have to wonder about your ability to read. And, no, I don't respect your ability to misunderstand in such a flagrant fashion what I said, and what previous posters have said. And my...
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    Re: Sotd - Monday 26 Nov 07

    Guess? for Men

    the original discontinued frag.

    Great stuff!
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Rubbish! It's just an example of argumentative hyperbolae. There are many, many great male fragrances and I could rattle off twenty without even trying. So, for that matter, could Pluran because he...
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    Re: Longevity and sillage

    I suggest Gucci PH. After the initial blast of incense it goes into a cedar/sandalwood fragrance that lasts and lasts. This is one that will have your girlfriend nuzzling your collar!

    (And it is...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Thanks Mic! Much obliged.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    You are in possession of a lot of interesting information there scentimus! There is a long lost, highly lamented Aramis scent called Chromatics. Do you happen to know if that was also doubled up by a...
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    Re: Davidoff Cool Water - 36 months?

    I have fragrances in my cabinet that are 15 years old and they still smell exactly the same. It really depends on how much heat and light they are exposed to.
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    Re: The third man press advertising

    I knew that male bottom would get to you!
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    Re: The third man press advertising

    What beautiful ads from the classic art deco period! Thank you.
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    Re: Time for a shower...

    It is very hard to smell civet, because it is there not as something to smell but to support the construction of the fragrance. All I can really smell of civet is a scent a little like dirt, somwhere...
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    Re: Decades and fragrances

    The late sixties were charcterised by Patchouli oil and Aramis (classic). The latter smelt much stronger, and was a v. much darker colour than the juice that now passes under that name.
  33. Re: In need of dire help - Please help a passionate basenoter.

    I'm really sorry to hear of your awful tribulations, Alex. Really sorry. But given your medical condition perhaps you shouldn't be doing anything that might harm the lining of your lungs at this...
  34. Re: Is Devin a stand-in for Derby?

    OK narcus, confession time how much Derby have you stockpiled against the nuclear winter that is discontinuation?
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Ha! Here is the thread that answers the poster's original question:

    Aromatics vs 900

    and also

    900
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    Re: Any remarkable Gourmand fragrances?

    I think Guerlain's L'Instant EDP is a rather fine gourmand.
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    Re: best sellers/year ranking

    I'm very surprised no Burberry scent made it into the top five.
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 25 November 2007

    Bandit it arrived this week and I am test driving it post-purchase. All my nose is getting is rose, quite a beautiful rose, but just rose no dirt or sweat. Damned nose!
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    Re: Azzaro vs. Rive Gauche

    I think with RG it might be a case of grab it while you can it might not be around much longer. That said I prefer Azzarro, because it is as you say "old school", a more forward kind of old...
  40. Thread: Classy Citrus

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    Re: Classy Citrus

    Seconded there is a LOT of musk in the drydown of this one. For me this makes it a really interesting citrus scent.
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    Re: best sellers/year ranking

    Like kbe I only have AdG from this list, and I never wear it. Jeesus, what a bunch of unfashionable bastards we all are!
  42. Re: The struggle between collecting and wearing a signature scent!

    Personalities are multi-facetted beasts, never simple, never one-dimensional. The thing is to find more fragrances that have that feeling of complementing you, but a different aspect of yourself. If...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    That's a rec that's good enough for me.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Interesting! Even JHL! Is 900 readily available in the U.S.? I just looked at Fragrance X and they don't have it online.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    I don't know what 3661 means but I have noticed previously that Aramis fragrances are made in different places in the world and have regional differences depending on where they are made. I first...
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    Re: Are prices of niche getting out of hand?

    I disagree with pretty much everyone here! :D In my view fragrances are priced way too cheap. It is the fact that they are priced too cheap that keeps driving the trend to discontinue or reformulate...
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Mic can you look on the bottle and tell us where yours was made.
  48. Re: Monk by Storer EDP reformulation - I am in raptures!!!!

    Great review Hirch! Mouth watering! I've never seen any Mike Storer scents "down under", so maybe this is one that has to be travelled for.
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    Re: Aramis 900 - wow wow wow !!!!

    Mikeperez was singing the praises of Clinique Aromatiques recently. Maybe he could shed some light on the comparison.

    I must say I love threads that make me want to try something that I've...
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    Re: Tom Ford Extreme

    This is something (the EDP) that I would certainly like to try but suspect that it won't be available outside Nth America.

    So a shout out to the rest of the world: anyone else seen this?
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    Re: Is UNGARO III a long-lasting fragance?

    The one to try to get is the older bottle with the red cap. The box also has a light gold trim around the outside. The red pettled box is otherwise the same, but the original juice was manufactured...
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    Re: Gucci PH (2003) versus Azzaro Visit

    I'm not sure if this has been covered here: but does everyone know that Gucci Rush has been discontinued, about six months ago, possibly more? I mention this only because those who love it might want...
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    Re: Calvin Klein Man

    Interesting! I smelled this for the second time today got sprayed in a department store. The opening is a mess and not particularly inviting. But the musky-woody drydown, particularly the guaiac...
  54. Re: What is it with younger people and compliments!!!!

    It is indeed xx396! Scent On!
  55. Re: What is it with younger people and compliments!!!!

    well………………ok then.………………apology accepted!

    :: mumbles fine young man, that! Goes back to raking up leaves, shooing kids away from topiary llamas.. ::
  56. Re: What is it with younger people and compliments!!!!

    I'll bet that you would also notice that people of your age never apologise for the same reason.

    (This seems one of the curses of the Age to me: people never have the balls to just apologise.)
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    Re: How often do you go without fragrance?

    LOL Drag this man back to off-topic in chains!
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    Re: How often do you go without fragrance?

    Never.

    Unless I'm sick and then it's just a matter of not being able to drag myself over to where they are.

    I wear more when I'm alone than when I go out.
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    Re: Scent This Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

    Seconded!

    And how about Fumerie Turque for Jose Ferrer? Suitably unisex?
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    Re: Scent This Movie: Lawrence of Arabia

    For the trek across the desert it would have to be Montale's Cuir d'Arabia.

    We must also remember that Omar Shariff has his own signature fragrance so we should definitely put that in there...
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    Re: gucci homme original not my cup of tea

    Thanks gupts --- I'm going after it!
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    Re: Today I bought (November 2007)

    The Dreamer for $45 Aus, which was a good buy here. Great scent!
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    Re: gucci homme original not my cup of tea

    The original Gucci PH now goes for about $250 US for a 3.3 oz bottle. I've just bought a 1oz bottle so will throw in my 2cents when it arrives. It's the kind of thing I will probably like, but your...
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    Re: I cannot keep my fragrances.. I'm so sad

    Yes, I wondered that — you do you have to get rid of anything? You're only 20 years old: you've got about sixty years to try to get through what you've got. I reckon you'll run out by the time you're...
  65. Versace's The Dreamer and Guerlain's Vetiver

    I gave in today and picked up The Dreamer — for a long time I resisted as I didn't think it would last. I like it a lot, and it lasts!, but I am really struck by the fact that the tobacco accord is...
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    Poll: Re: Best tobacco scent?

    LOL!

    What a sensitive little orchid you are!
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    Re: Lend a fellow BN'er a hand...

    It was stocked by David Jones in Australia as late as November of last year as I almost bought some. Assuming they didn't send it all back there may still be some in one of the stores.
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    Re: 29 year old juice that smells like new

    Thanks, so much! Mildly of cedar, I'd say, because it is varnished. But the Heritage that is in the box is also excellent: it is a first release of the fragrance and it smells wonderful. Very pure....
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    Re: 29 year old juice that smells like new

    This is such a lovely, warm-hearted reply that it makes me, also, very glad that there's an internet. Please talk about Guerlain as much as you like: passion is contagious.

    (Oh and you should do a...
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    There you go again with your Americano-centric thinking!! (kidding, kidding!)
  71. Thread: Clove

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    Re: Clove

    Nope, there are at least three of us.
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    Re: This is so terrible

    Yes, good thought: try spraying them on your legs. Assuming that you have hairy legs most of us do they should act as excellent scent-catchers.
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    Re: Bandit parfum VS EdP

    A very informative thread I immediately went out (figuratively speaking) and purchsed the parfum. Always wanted to own it, and now I do!
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    Poll: Re: Best tobacco scent?

    It's a great shame that Guerlain's Vetiver is not here: it would have gotten my vote.
  75. Re: Luca Turin Speaks on the radio (recorded recently)

    Thanks these were two great interviews. Very interesting indeed!
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    Re: Tobacco : Secondary, not primary.

    You're impressed, eh? I didn't even need to add: as smoked by a one-legged ex-sailor who has just jumped ship from Caracas; the silk sash he wears as a neck-tie might be thought to betray a dandyish...
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    I think you've attempted to clarify (or tweak) the question quite well, but I don't think it's entirely right either. Compare it to film icons: Brigitte Bardot is a film icon, as is Alain Delon. So...
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    Re: Most iconic MALE fragrance?

    Well iconic doesn't mean best, or most popular.

    Given that I say that Eau Sauvage fits the icon status the best. But it is a hard question when you are talking about male scents.
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    Re: BEST FRAGRANCE EVER !

    Last month I would have gone for Patou PH but this month it has got to be Antaeus. I'm in love with this stuff despite a serious dalliance with Guerlain's Vetiver today.

    Oh I'm too slutty to...
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage EdP

    Yes, the notes are slightly different in the EDP, but to my mind it is perhaps even more wearable. The sharpness in the openining has been tamed down a bit think of rolling off the high frequencies...
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    Re: Tobacco : Secondary, not primary.

    I second the suggestion of MIchael Kors. For me the tobacco note is so distinctive that I can pinpoint what kind of tobacco it is: Cavendish pipe tobacco!
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    Re: Number of sprays for the office

    But I'm puzzled: if there is no indication that you are wearing too much then why do you want to tone it down further?

    Personally I think you should push it up by one spray and see what happens....
  83. Re: "Meow Mix" by Chanlder Burr--A Fresh Scoop of Civet, Anyone?

    I have been mulling over your post for two weeks now, trying to put my finger on what really disturbs me abour Chandler Burr. And I think I now have it!

    There is no indication that he had the...
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    Re: The next to be discontinued?

    Ged I don't think that that there is anything on the market today that I would miss as i do the classics that you mentioned. That being said I like YSL frags and hope that they continue their trend...
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    Re: Luca Turin - Folio Zurich, Current Issue

    Turin's articles always make me wonder what he would come up with if he had to design a perfume. I hope that he tries his hand at it one day.
  86. Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Pour Homme, a shadow of its original glory?

    Thanks Scentemental! If anyone locates a cache of the old formulation there will be a hoarde of willing basenoters more than happy to buy in. (Certainly including yours truly :D )
  87. Re: lol... Are you like me when people ask about your scent...

    Yes, I agree with Maxwell; very interesting post.

    But Omar Khayyam is very well known in the West because of an (apparantly pretty inaccurate) translation due to Edward Fitzgerald from the 19th...
  88. Re: lol... Are you like me when people ask about your scent...

    Well, I think I can answer this: it was Zoroastrianism, still followed by a portion of the population. And Islam was imposed on the Persians by conquest, a conquest that they chafed under. For the...
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    Re: Tales of the Edge Comme des Garcons EDP

    This has made me go and read the reviews of AE. Must say it looks like it might be a great gift idea.
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    Re: Tales of the Edge Comme des Garcons EDP

    Thanks for this Moondeva! I didn't realise that it was deleted!!

    BTW do you know who stole it?
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    Tales of the Edge Comme des Garcons EDP

    I bought this when it first came out, in 1994 and I had to really hunt it down, it was only sold in some fashionable boutique in Paddington in Sydney. And boy, did I feel that I was out on the...
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    Re: New Jil Sander Man, mini-review

    Good post! Well said.
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    Re: DATE TONIGHT! what would you wear?

    How about CDG Kyoto for something really exotic and different.

    And good luck it sounds promising.
  94. Re: "Meow Mix" by Chanlder Burr--A Fresh Scoop of Civet, Anyone?

    I don't disagree with you here. In calling Burr "Turin Light" I didn't intend to suggest that Turin himself is light at all. He isn't, and I have the greatest respect for the man. But he does have a...
  95. Re: "Meow Mix" by Chanlder Burr--A Fresh Scoop of Civet, Anyone?

    Yes, it's a very negative comment. And you're right: Chandler Burr, like Turin, has a problem with very masculine fragrances. They both, he and Turin, are inclined to female and unisex fragrances.
  96. Re: "Meow Mix" by Chanlder Burr--A Fresh Scoop of Civet, Anyone?

    Crap like this from Burr makes me want to wear Kouros all day, every day, for a week. For me Chandler Burr is nothing but Turin Light. His opinions on Men's fragrances are simply laughable.

    I...
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    For me it is Fahrenheit.

    I know there are probably worse things out there but for my "wtf was Luca Turin thinking when he praised this oil-change in a bottle" it has to be good ol' Fahrenheit.
  98. Thread: Sydney, NSW, Oz

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    Re: Sydney, NSW, Oz

    For visitors to Sydney I want to recommend Odette's Perfumery in the Arcade coming out of Wynyard Station in the City (Hunter Arcade). It's Shop H5.

    The good thing about her place is that she has...
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    Re: Adelaide, Australia

    I was in Adelaide a few weeks ago and it was diabolically bad for fragrances. Apart from the department stores, which had the same as the rest of the country, the entire city has been stocked up on...
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    Re: Rive Gauche and age!!! [story inside]

    Now could you post a photo of that supposed fashion disaster just so we can tell how dated! :D
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