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  1. Oh, for Christ's sake! Somebody allergic to...

    Oh, for Christ's sake! Somebody allergic to something. Let's start with air pollution and cigarette smoke; nobody's outlawing them. If folks are allergic to oak moss, tonka, etc., please turn away.
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    Re: Masculine ambers?

    Creed's Bois de Portugal is my favorite amber. It strikes just the right balance between butch and vanilla.
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    Re: the scent which really puts a spell on people!

    Without a doubt Bois de Ilse from Creed and Eau Sauvage from Dior
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    Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    I pretty much live a vintage scent life: Jicky; Eau Sauvage; Arpege; Chant d'Aromes; Noir et Or; En Avion and Vol De Nuit. But my fave? JICKY1
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite classic Lauder scent

    I must admit to the exquisite guilty pleasures of CINNABAR and YOUTH DEW. These are two of the most extraordinary fragrances in existence (Where would Opium and scads more orientals be without these...
  6. Sounds like fruit punch. I prefer Kool-Aid

    Sounds like fruit punch. I prefer Kool-Aid
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In "Auntie Mame", Christmas time brought a huge disk bottle of Shalimar EDT or, possible, cologne. In "All About Eve" a boule bottle of Arpege sits on her vanity. And in Visconti's "The Damed", all...
  8. Re: Article: Bling and Dahn Al Oudh Rabia Al Omr : new from Ajmal

    Will they come with an insert to guide us to the correct pronunciations?
  9. Re: It's going to be 97 degree fahrenheit today, what fragrance would you wear?

    My first go-toos would be Aqua di Selva or Guerlain's Vetiver. Each slice through heat and humidity like a Samari sword?
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    Aqua di Selva is a very favorite of mine. Cuts...

    Aqua di Selva is a very favorite of mine. Cuts through heat and humidity like a Samurai sword. Good stuff!
  11. Re: What smells do you have an obsession with that aren't perfumes?

    Black peppercorns and fresh ground/brewed coffee.
  12. Re: Help please! Looking for a gorgeous "Southern" white floral (magnolia/gardenia/sweet olive?)

    If you're interested in reaching back to the oldies-but-goodies vintage scents, you can't go wrong with White Shoulders and Georgio Beverly Hills. Humongous white flowers with humongous sillage.
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    Re: The plum note...

    Light plum: Chant d'Aromes (Extrait, if you can find it)

    Full-on plum: Paure by Guerlain (EDT if you can find it) Paure is the plum iteration of peachy Mitsouko.

    Both of the above are...
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    Re: Where is The Perfumed Court?

    I've been dealing with TPC for several years. They ARE reliable. Just be patient folks; they're going through a rough transition. I expect things will return to normal soon.
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    Re: Best amber scent?

    I don't fashion myself a straighforward Amber junkie; I prefer mixed with other scent molecules. But if I had to choose a singular amber scent I would choose Ambre 114 by Histories de Parfums. It's...
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    Re: Women's scents for men

    You're quite welcome and I believe you'll be pleasantly suprised. BTW: Love your screen name; there's a very special place in my heart for the well known gent by that name.
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    Re: Women's scents for men

    What an equisitely lavish faith-journey you have taken us on. I, too, am a great believer in scents that speak to me rather than speak to gender fashion. I'll start with your first stop on the...
  18. Neo Paure? Sounds wonderful!

    Neo Paure? Sounds wonderful!
  19. Re: Which female Caron scents would fit well on a man?

    En Avion (quite unique and bracing) and Montaigne(lush powder and florals)
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    Re: signature fragrance

    Some love it; some hate it. But, hands down Jicky (Guerlain) has been my signature fragrance since 1983. I never get tired of it.
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    Re: Looking for a complex, yet subtle colonge

    Eau Sauvage -- a classic.

    Lancome 'O' --- gentle citrus
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    Re: Best fragrance for humid weather

    Guerlain Vetiver --- slices humidity like a Samurai sword!
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    Re: Fragrance Final Four

    Jicky-- EDT & Extract; my go to
    Eau Sauvage--for the summer
    Arpege---for the winter
    Normandie---anytime
  24. One nose; three houses. Busy fella! Hope he can...

    One nose; three houses. Busy fella! Hope he can uphold the Patou tradition of originality and exellence.
  25. Re: Article: After investigation, non-IFRA-compliant scent was actually compliant

    Wow! The devil is truly in the details! Reprehensible!
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    Re: The Most Beautiful Cologne Bottle

    My all time fave is the Guerlain round disc bottles from the 40s, 50s and 50s. Simple, brilliant and classic. My second fave is the Arpege bouille; an orb of black splendor.
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    Re: Uplifting Fragrance

    For me, Jicky and Patou's Normandie are my go-tos.
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    Re: Oriental Fougeres

    Without question, Jicky the first and IMO, the finest Oriental Fougeres.
  29. Great news! Hoping that the legendary fragrances...

    Great news! Hoping that the legendary fragrances are again available sans reformulations. Of course some reformuatlions are neccessary because of new standards for toxic ingredients. That said, I...
  30. Walgreens is the messiest drug store in creation;...

    Walgreens is the messiest drug store in creation; I hope it's not catching. I love Drugstore, Inc.
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    Re: Name your sexiest fragrance!

    My sexiest are Arpege, Paloma and Jicky
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    OMG! will the morphing of the Guerlain classics never end ? Of course history will deal harshly with these "flavor of the day" knock offs, but hath LMVH no concern about anything but the bottom...
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    Re: Favourite scented soap?

    I just posted on the Ormande Jane homepage, but my favorite scented soaps of all time are the mint-green, huge bath bars of Guerlain. They came in mint-green paper wrappers with a gold embosssed sun...
  34. This launch reminds me of the old mint-green...

    This launch reminds me of the old mint-green Guerlain bath bars....divine! I wish they would bring them back again.
  35. Forget Bronson---give me the new Old Spice guy!

    Forget Bronson---give me the new Old Spice guy!
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    Re: What would a third world country smell like?

    This is a gingo-ist question and sentiment. Very, very poor taste.

    A great attention-getter, though.
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    Re: Djedi - Guerlain Amazing article !!

    Djedi (1927) is the mother of Jean Paul Guerlain's Vetiver (1961).

    After you've sampled Djedi, Vetiver seems tame.
  38. Re: Taliking About Evolution, Your Latest Top Five Please?

    My stalwart top five are: Jicky; Arpege; Or et Noir; Paloma; and Guerlain Vetiver. I'm a baby boomer...can you tell?
  39. Re: Looking for Something Very Sexy, But LOW Sillage...

    Jicky EDT or parfum: complex; low sillage and lasts 12-16 hours on me. What (or who) is Jicky? Check the Basenotes fragrance reviews.
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    Re: Naive Jicky Question

    Welcome Merely: Jicky is one of a kind. There is nothing like it in all of scent. I consider it less a "parfum" or "fragrance" and more a "scent". Like many "scents" (e.g., skunk; civet; amber;...
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    Re: Jicky - a safe blind buy?

    Siifter; "Extract" (or Extrait as the French call it) is another term for "perfume": it's the hightest concentration of a scent. As you probably know, most fragrances are at their peak in perfume...
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    Re: What is the perfume of your parents?

    Mom loved a variety of robust vintage scents: Shalimar, Tigress, Woodhue and White Shoulders; in her later years she gravitated to Arpege, Blue Grass, Chanel No 5 and Pierre Cardin.

    Dad?: Old...
  43. Are these folks kidding? We're still in a steep...

    Are these folks kidding? We're still in a steep recession. This is for the rich, solely.
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    OMG! You've taken the words right out of my...

    OMG! You've taken the words right out of my thoughts about today's fragrance culture. I hate to sound like an old fogey, but I grew up around some of the same classics you cite: Arpege; Shalimar:...
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    Poll: Re: Guerlain Vetiver or Terre d'Hermes ?

    Guerlan's Vetiver is exquisite. One of my top 5. It's mother? Guerlain's Djedi. Sample it and I bet you'll agree.
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    OMG! What a collection. Thank you Grant! Audrey...

    OMG! What a collection. Thank you Grant! Audrey Hepburn's note to Estee Lauder really knocked me over --- what was the scent that Estee gave her?

    Note the date of Audrey's note: the same year...
  47. Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    Blue Waltz....Discreet, chaste and wonderfully sweet. The only fragrance I would recommend for 13-somethings....
  48. Re: Which rose-dominant scents have good longevity?

    I recently discovered Or et Noir from a Perfumed Court decant. If you can get by a funky first 10 minutes (as I find with most great fragrances --- why is that?) Or et Noir settles down to a...
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    Who's this cutie and where's he from?

    Who's this cutie and where's he from?
  50. Thread: Best Sillage

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    Re: Best Sillage

    "Paloma" by a mile.
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Jean Nate: As luscious as Aqua di Palma at a fraction of the cost; JN lasts much longer , too,

    Two recent discoveries: En Avion by Caron; wonderful carnation, spice, cedar and civet. Great in...
  52. Thread: Ernest Daltroff

    by LaNose
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    Re: Ernest Daltroff

    I love his En Avion, La Parfum de Therese and Or et Noir (although I believe another nose is credited for this).
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    Re: What makes a fragrance great?

    My great fragrances are those I never tire of; I go to them year after year and they are as new and fresh as ever; they never go out of fashion because they are the essence of style. My greats are:...
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    Re: A young, fresh fragance for summer

    Dear thegamer: There's no citrus better than Dior's Eau Sauvage. It's the only citrus from the 1960s that verges on the aquatic (way before it was fashionable.)
  55. Thread: woody perfume

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    Re: woody perfume

    Blenheim Bouquet is for HOVO.
  56. Thread: woody perfume

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    Re: woody perfume

    Penhaligon's Blenheim Bouquet might just do the trick for you.
  57. Re: Ladies: What scent makes you want to tear a guy's clothes off?

    Frankly, "Nature's Own" usually does it for me; about 24 hours worth. If you're talking cologne, I love POLO (orginal) in small doses. Sweet and dirty.
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    Re: What 'Dry' scents have you bought?

    Djedi, if you can get it. Dry-as-a-bone-on-a-Nevada-desert. The Perfumed Court has affordable decants.
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    Poll: Re: Favorite/Best Citrus Fragrance?

    I picked Eau Sauvage. My favorite citrus since the 1960s; although there are excellent others, this one lasts all day on me and is supported by a wonderful and playfully "dirty" heart. Luv it!!
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    Re: Which is the best "amber" perfume?

    Believe it or not, my favorite amber is classified as a "leather"; En Avion is a delicious amber infused with cedar and spice. The drydown is amber heaven.
  61. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Thanks for mentioning Pierre Cardin; my mother wore it for years and suddenly---it just disappeared (sometime in the 80s) I can't remember the scent precisely, but I do remember it being like very...
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    Re: If you could rename a fragrance...

    I would rename "CK One", "New Wave". I would rename "Paris Hilton", "Silly Sally Jessie". I would rename "Pleasure", "Pleasor" and I would rename "L'Heure Bleu", "Star Dust".
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    Re: Summer fragrance suggestions?

    I always fall back on Jean Nate or Eau Sauvage. To my (la)nose these are the most refreshing on the hot humid days of NYC . When things get really steamy, Guerlain Vetiver is my choice.
  64. Re: What was the perfume that made you the most happy when you bought?

    My first poured decant of En Avion at the Caron Boutique in NYC; almost a spritual experience.
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    Re: My New Top Fragrance List

    My Faves:

    Jicky
    En Avion
    Paloma
    DV by Hougbigant
    Normandie
    Arpgege
    Eau Sauvage
    Jean Nate
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    Re: My New Top Fragrance List

    Isn't En Avion the bomb!? A real Daltroff sleeper. VdN is also my love.
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    Re: Hermes 24 Faubourg - EDP or EDT?

    A very special scent more from a bygone era than anything in the late 20th century. For special occassions only like...opening night


    It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the person...
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    Re: The Monarch of Fragrances.

    N-Test: You have nothing to apologize for. No passion; no life!
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    Re: The Monarch of Fragrances.

    I would agree that Mitsouko is the leader among chypres; it really has no equal and there is something wonderfully primal about it; I prefer to wear it close to the skin because I find its less...
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    Re: I'm craving civet at the moment -- suggestions

    IMO The most elegant civet I know is captured in Arpege.

    The most sexy civet is Jicky's

    The most refined civet is captured in En Avion.


    It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the...
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    Re: I need to buy a fragrance...for my mother !

    If mom is 44 y.o she's probably still a rocker....give her one of the more notable Caron fragrances: Tabac Blonde; Poivre; En Avion; Parfum Sacre and Bellodgia. My guess she will like any of these. ...
  72. Thread: Normandie.

    by LaNose
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    Re: Normandie.

    I've been using Normandie most everyday since the fall. I really like it; it's not so-called "old lady", but a very refined lady. It recalls the glory days of scent (this one I believe was launched...
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    Re: Basic Human Reactions to Olfactory Stimuli

    The ability to discern scent is a primal instinct that has been shaped by our human genes and by our culture. Moreover, I maintain that there are those of us who embrace more of our primal roots...
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    Re: Looking for a new scent, but.....

    Welcome Demon: I like DV by Houbigant; JHL by Aramis; Grey Flannel by G. B.; and Blendheim Bouquet by Penhaligons
  75. Poll: Re: Do You Wear Cologne for Yourself, or for Others?

    I tend to wear scents, at least weekdays, that stay close to me; I love the long lasting ones that waif up my way from morning to night. Gooodums!

    "It's not the scent that recalls the person, but...
  76. Re: Any particular frag recommendation for a 70 something gentleman and 60 something lady?

    Eau Savage for him; Chanel 5, 19 or 22 for her.
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    Re: Signature Scent - only one allowed!

    Until recently, my single signature (for the cold months) was Jicky for over 20 years. (For the warm months it has been Eau Sauvage). But recently, I discovered En Avion by Caron. A Jicky...
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    Re: The Caron feminines - dead?

    I've never sampled the vintage scents but I can say this much: I'm not enamoured of the masculine ones; most seem odd and off-putting to my nose. The feminines, on the other hand, strike a finer...
  79. Re: If you like ________, you may also like___________

    A recent, and joyful, find was this: If you like JICKY (my fave) you may also like EN AVION by Caron. I was was blown away by the beauty of the Caron oldie and then I realized that, at least for me,...
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    Re: Is "www.theperfumedcourt.com" trustworthy??

    I've had very good experience with the PC; there was a mix-up in my last order and the customer service was top notch; they appear pricey but where else are you going to find such a universe of...
  81. Re: Name a fragrance you own, but no other Basenoter does...

    Hey...has anyone a bottle of Blue Waltz?...my ancient bottle is from the 50s.
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    Ah!....it's difficult to identify my first...

    Ah!....it's difficult to identify my first fragrance love: Mom's vanity housed Shalimar, Tigress, White Shoulders...and God knows what else. But the fragrance that has resonated with me most did not...
  83. Re: How Would You Promote Your Favorite Cologne?

    She Wood by Dsquared2 It's been universally panned; I LUV IT! It really shines with my chemistry. A total and wonderful surprise discovered with a 1.5 ml vial-sample.


    "It's not the scent...
  84. Re: Have you ever tried Backham's Instinct After Dark?

    No, but there's BECKMAN'S Instinct; Instinct Intense; and Pure Instinct.


    "It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the person who recalls the scent"
    LaNose
  85. Re: I can only get three frangrances. What would you choose?

    1. Jicky
    2. Jicky
    3. Jicky

    "It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the person who recalls the scent"
    LaNose
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    Re: An Old, Weird America Scent?

    "Brylcreem" a (not so little) dab will do you: Get the sunglasses and smelling salts.



    "It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the person who recalls the scent"
    LaNose
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    Re: A film noir fragrance...

    Film Noir evokes sullen, no-nonsense, steely and somewhat dusty fragrance for me. For a man I would choose: Grey Flannel. For a women I would choose: Ma Griffe

    "It's not the scent that recalls...
  88. Thread: Best scent ever

    by LaNose
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    Re: Best scent ever

    "It's not the scent that recalls the person; it's the person who recalls the scent"
    LaNose
  89. Thread: Best scent ever

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    Re: Best scent ever

    For me, it's the scent of a man; sweet, salty and verrrry primal.

    As far as perfume scents go, I'd have to say Jicky...the anytime, anywhere, anything scent!
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    Re: My new list of top ten favorite fragrances.

    No JICKY?....Mon dieu!
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    Re: First Time With Guerlain Vetiver

    Give your Guerlain Vetiver some more time; I swear there is something primal about this fragrance...it reaches back through the millenia of homo sapien history.

    A plus: I never have to work about...
  92. Thread: Jicky Purchase

    by LaNose
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    Re: Jicky Purchase

    Jicky is my "signature" and I prefer the EDT; the EP is too 'something'; however, when my pocketbook allows, I treat myself to the Extrait....there is no better term for it than "a divine ether".
    ...
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    Re: Meaning of "Ho Hang"???

    "Ho Hang" is what the producers of "Hung" said when they saw their ratings last week.

    (Sorry 'bout that)
  94. Re: Dark Humor: What Fragrance Should I wear to my Funeral?

    Ooooooh! What a ghastly thought! Frankly, if anyone stands over my coffin, I would prefer they smell "nothing", because if they do, from then on that fragrance will be associated with....
    ...
  95. Re: Is there a better citrus chypre than Eau De Patou?

    I like Patou 1000 --- a lush floral chypre designated "feminine" but easily worn by the fellas.
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    Re: Rich smelling cologne?

    My vote would be for "DV" by Houbigant
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    Re: Name that bottle

    I can't name the perfume but my guess, from the signature on the bottle, it's a product of Gloria Vanderbilt. Good luck
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    Re: Terracotta Eau Sous le Vent by Guerlain

    I purchased (online) the botttle picture in Haunai's (what a beautiful name!) post above. The bottle shape (a throw back to the 50s and 60's) is my favorite part of the package; it's stunning and I...
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    Re: Bal a Versailles Eau de Cologne.

    I never liked BAV because it reminded my so much of L'Heure Blue (I know I've just commited the sin-of sins with this admission) but both, for me, sp(m)ell of decedance.
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    Re: Quest for Sandalwood?

    My favorite Sandalwood doesn't come in a perfume bottle but in a body lotion and shower gel: Bath & Body Works' "Sandalwood Rose" is exquisite. This line has been reduced to the forementioned items...
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