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    Re: Osmothèque open day 19th September

    Thanks for the info. I've never made the trek out there but must do it one of these years.
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    Re: Signature Quest - Conifer Citrus Woody

    First one that came to mind is Tom Ford Costa Azzurra. IMO, it ticks all the right boxes w/ a healthy dose of juniper + couple different types of citrus et al.
  3. Re: 'cinnamon-smell' but still light and soft, does it a fragrance like that exist?

    +1 Definitely a great one for the OP to try...discontinued but still plenty to be found from online discounters.
  4. Re: Ever discover a fairly common scent smells like a fragrance you own?

    LOL!! Given the overripe melon + post-monsoonal dampness I get from this scent that may or may not be such a great thing in an office setting. :)

    ETA: just realized that you were talking about a...
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    Re: PdM Herod disappointment

    I just recently received my first taste of Herod via a small decant as well. I actually loved it from first sniff - but just wish it had better longevity. I didn't get any flashback to Frapin 1697,...
  6. Thread: Rose 31

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    Re: Rose 31

    Unbelievable!! It must now have much more in common with Dior Ambre Nuit - it always strikes me as a cleaned-up version of Rose 31. Very sad news.
  7. Thread: Rose 31

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    Re: Rose 31

    Interesting...without the cumin note, it certainly must be a very different scent - very sorry to hear this.
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather 50ML = $110

    Sent you a PM...would love to buy your Tuscan Leather listed in your other thread if still available.
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    Re: Incredible Things by Taylor Swift

    Sorry I can't help. But your only mistake was not using the highly polarizing "p word" in your subject line. If you had only mentioned "pineapple", you would be up to your eyeballs in discussion...
  10. Re: Tom Ford NOIR POUR FEMME: a GEM fully suitable for men

    Yep, I fully agree...I think it's one of his best releases in recent years - fantastic stuff!!
  11. Re: Tom Ford NOIR POUR FEMME: a GEM fully suitable for men

    Thanks for the "field report". :) Great to hear that I likely made the right choice in purchasing Pour Femme too - never having tested the Noir Extreme. I'm thinking it may also layer well w/...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2015

    Arghhh...hopefully, you will warm up to it after multiple wearings. It slowly became my solid favorite from the Dior Homme line.
  13. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    +1 These are my favorites too...tough for me to put any kind of order to them but I can live w/ your ranking.
  14. Re: [INTL] Creed Royal Mayfair/Stephane Humbert Lucas 777/Dior Privee/Frederic Malle/Roja Dove/+++

    25ml of Byredo Bal d'Afrique, please...also sent pm. Thank you, sir!!
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    Interesting...can't say that I detect frankincense but perhaps others do. Ambre Nuit always strikes me as being a very "cleaned-up" version of Le Labo Rose 31 i.e., no carraway or cumin in sight.
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    Re: Cheapies Chaser here :)

    So jealous!! :) You get to live in one of my favorite regions on the planet.

    A cheapie that I love is Burberry London, a tobacco-centric oriental...fantastic stuff for the price, especially...
  17. Re: New Dior Sauvage Fragrances w/ Johnny Depp Magazine Photo - Is it available anywhere?

    Existing thread on Sauvage launch here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/408629-Dior-New-Scent-Why-so-little-info
  18. Re: [ww] CEDRE OLYMPE, creed, amouage, byredo, parfum de marly, profumum roma, lubin, rare designers

    A perfect split experience from start to finish: quick response times, super fast shipping + great packaging / labels. I will definitely be giving you more "business". And loving the Herod so far!!...
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    Re: Patchouli Absolu

    I love the stuff! I also use it to "butch up" TF Noir de Noir.
  20. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    This!!! The best I have ever found. I just put it on at night and never have dry lips anymore. The little pot has lasted me a couple years...super concentrated.
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    Re: Tobacco vanille vs herod

    Here's a very similar thread from about 6 months ago: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373418-Herod-or-Tobacco-Vanille
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    Re: sweet tobacco

    For a cheapie sweet tobacco, it's hard to beat Burberry London!

    ETA: just saw that you already have it in your top 10. :)
  23. Re: Tom Ford NOIR POUR FEMME: a GEM fully suitable for men

    IMO, it does push the traditional "masculin" fragrance envelope a bit - but I'm personally loving it. I never tested TF Noir Extreme so, I can't compare the two. I don't personally get any tobacco...
  24. Re: [INTL] Creed Royal Mayfair/Dior Privee/Amouage/Frederic Malle/Acqua di Parma/Roja Dove/Armani Pr

    +1
    I would also be up for a small volume of this.
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    Re: Let's Discuss the Aramis Line.........

    My mother has always been unwaveringly loyal to Estee Lauder fragrances so, growing up, Aramis and its brethren were always standard issue for the men in the family. Devin was my signature scent...
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    Re: Madrid - Spain

    Just reawakening this thread to hear if there are any notable updates to the Madrid fragrance shopping scene?? So far, I'm just planning to go to Santa Maria Novella since I'm not near any of their...
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    Re: Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot ?

    Hmmm...if you're right, that actually piques my interest. I've always found Chinatown oddly addictive but too feminine for me personally to wear.
  28. Re: Please can anyone help me IDENTIFY this perfume

    I have no familiarity whatsoever w/ this house but based on your description is it one of these?? Perhaps the 3rd or 4th one down??

    http://www.fragrantica.com/designers/Emilio-Pucci.html
  29. Re: Received rancid GIT from Beauty Encounter

    For what it's worth, I've ordered multiple times from them and was always very pleased...never Creed items though.
  30. Re: By Kilian Traveling Spray, is it good or worth the cost ?

    Here is another thread on this topic that was recently resurrected: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/279193-By-Kilian-travel-Spray-Atomizers
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    Re: Best vanilla

    From your list, my favorite is SDV. It's tied w/ one that is not on your list: M. Micallef Une Note Vanillee.
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    Re: Recommendations for a very dry vanilla

    Diptyque Eau Duelle
    M. Micallef Une Note Vanillee
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    Re: Best bond no 9

    There are so many from this line that I've never tested, but I've always really enjoyed:

    Bleecker Street
    Chez Bond
    Scent of Peace for Him
    Silver Factory

    IMO, the following lean more...
  34. Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid being marketed to men

    Yep, i fully agree! And one that I much regret having sold off.
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    Re: New - Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    sorry...wrong thread.
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    Re: Verify My Bottle of LIDGE

    I definitely recall learning here and on other sites that the newer bottles of LIDGE no longer have the dark framed bottle design so, I would not be concerned since your bottle/ box clearly indicate...
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    Re: The dark history of CREED Royal Mayfair

    If we are to believe the Creed version of events, this fragrance formula (Windsor / Royal Mayfair) was commissioned / created for Edward in 1936 i.e., decades before any of these sympathies would be...
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    Re: What you recommend to others to smell?

    M. Micallef Une Note Vanillee
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    Re: Best boozy/spirit type frag?

    M. Micallef Une Note Vanillee - amazing stuff and recently relaunched...rum/cognac

    Bond No. 9 West Side - red wine to me

    + already mentioned: Guerlain SDV, by Kilian STH, Frapin 1270, Creed...
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    Re: Jean Paul Gaultier Ultra Male

    LOL!! I'm certainly no expert but apparently there are 3 principle quality classifications for vanilla beans from Madagascar: black, red, and brown - otherwise known as TK.
    ...
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    Re: Feve delicieuse

    I grew to love this one and it's FBW for me...purely going from distant memory so, I may well be off but it strikes me as having some similarity w/ Diptyque's Volutes - perhaps the benzoin, myrhhe or...
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    Re: Best from Dior Privee Collection?

    My favorites are Bois d'Argent and Feve Delicieuse...but I still need to test Ambre Nuit and Patchouli Imperiale.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 3rd August 2015

    Armani Prive Figuier d'Eden
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    Re: Diptyque Oud Palao

    Looking forward to trying this. Oud Ispahan was surprisingly a no-go for me so, hoping the rum + tobacco notes are amped up in this one.
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    Re: Masculine Cacao/Chocolate?

    I would also encourage you to first go the sample/ decant route. Personally, I didn't care for Borneo and generally love patchouli and cacao. LIDGE, as already suggested, would be a much safer bet...
  46. Re: Jacomo Art Collection 02 - Seriously Good Stuff !!!

    I had a carded sample of this one a few years back and it was indeed a standout...I recall a definite sculpting clay vibe, not so much play-doh per se - more like shades of junior high art class, but...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    Yep, A men certainly belongs on the love it or hate it list...but the OP wanted to focus on those having a skanky, dirty, raunchy, animalic leaning:

    "...I've been quite interested in the more...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    Most of these mentioned should be available via the usual suspects of online sampling sites e.g., The Perfumed Court, Surrender to Chance, Decant Shop etc. etc. I can't speak to the cocaine note in...
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    Re: Madrid - Spain

    Greetings! Can anyone please tell me if there are any noteworthy additions to the Madrid fragrance shopping scene?? I'll be there in early September. Thanks for any update.
  50. Re: Frapin The Orchid Man - new scent coming in October 2015

    [/B]

    LOL!! That's what I was wondering - there doesn't seem to be any tie-in w/ the cognac heritage of the house. But I guess they stray now and then from the cellar. :) I don't think Nevermore...
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    Re: Pretentious - Expensive -- Rubbish

    At least in the US, there isn't a radical difference in price between the Hermessence range and the TF Private Blends. If my math is right, the TF Private Blends come out to USD 3.00 /ml and the...
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    Re: Problems with sunscreens in US

    Yes!! This is my HG sunscreen. But it's confusing because they make one with and without sunscreen w/ virtually the same name so, I always have to be sure I'm buying Avene Hydrance Optimale UV Legere.
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    Re: Problems with sunscreens in US

    Yep, how right you are! I always buy sunscreens from Europe for this reason, generally from Avene. The SPF actives are different from the ones that Avene markets in the US. And yes, my very...
  54. Re: designer fragrance that smells like red wine?

    It leans a bit more feminine, IMO, but to me, Bond No. 9 West Side has a red wine vibe...though not a designer fragrance.
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    Re: Tom Ford Venetian Bergamot ?

    And Fragrantica has now added it to their database.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Tom-Ford/Venetian-Bergamot-31696.html
  56. Re: Amber Absolute re-released for 6 months at Neimans!

    [/B]

    Excellent news!! Thanks for the intel.
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    Re: Fragrantica Reviews....

    Yep, the "reviews" on that site certainly are all over the map - from polished to stream of consciousness. Not sure if everyone realizes but that site is published in several different languages...
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    Re: By Kilian travel Spray Atomizers

    I fully agree w/ the others that these black travel atomizers are extremely well constructed. And just clarifying that they are made out of bakelite, one of the earliest forms of plastic. You would...
  59. Re: ordering my first ADP -colonia --some Qs ? need help !

    You've gotten a ton of great input...just wanted to also agree that Fico d'Amalfi is a fantastic scent that I bought blind based on reviews. Since I love fig, it was a reasonably safe bet and I was...
  60. Re: Does anyone else mentally pronounce "Habit Rouge" like this?

    Except the final "t" in habit is silent so, it should be: "ah-bee roozh"

    http://forvo.com/word/habit_rouge/#fr
  61. Thread: Dyptique

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    Re: Dyptique

    Oyedo is one of the few from this house that I have not smelled. But I think you are correct - this is likely the one the OP is looking for. Below is a sample review on Oyedo from fragrantica. As...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - July 2015

    John Galliano by Diptyque - I must be ready for winter weather!! :)
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    "...Apart this: I read the release notes provided by Chanel, and it is described as a scent containing mainly mandarine, coriander, vanilla, sandalwood, rose, and ambrette seeds.
    I can't imagine...
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    Re: So how many of you also

    LOL!! I'm much more familar w/ the inverse scenario i.e., promise myself that I will leave the store WITHOUT buying a new cologne and then have a moment of weakness/ rationalization. :)
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    Re: Guerlain- L'Art et la Matière

    I mainly wear SDV in the fall / winter as I do w/ most scents having a "smoky" quality but I'd love to smell it year round on others! The only other one from the L'Art et la Matiere line that I...
  66. Re: So How Many of You Have Not Smelled Kouros?

    Nope, never had the "pleasure". I always enjoy Body Kouros though which, I think, has precious little in common w/ the original.
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    Re: New Dollar Tree knockoffs

    Yep, I always end up using the ultra cheapies as glorified room sprays. :)
  68. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Perhaps a revisit of Dior Feve Delicieuse as we head into fall??
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste 2015.

    Great news! I will have to sample in duty free the next chance I get. It will always be in my collection.
  70. Re: Looking for a warm, cozy and outdoorsy scent for fall/winter

    Just stumbled upon this new fragrance release news...of course, I can't vouch for the scent but the name certainly fits the bill. :)
    ...
  71. Re: Looking for a warm, cozy and outdoorsy scent for fall/winter

    Not much in the woods dept. w/ this one but very cozy for fall / winter IMO: Hermes Ambre Narguile or for a very similar vibe at a more down to earth price: L'Erbolario's Dolcelesir...tobacco...
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    Re: Shave Cream Slackness

    I recently went thru a slack phase of using brushless shave creams...now, that I'm back on track w/ my usual Trumper's Violet or Coconut + Jack Black brush, the difference is astounding - easily 25%...
  73. Re: Good deal on vintage Xeryus - 25ml bottles for $25 shipped

    "I am pretty critical of many vintage scents, so Im a harsh judge of whether something is "dated" or not. I would say that Xeryus is on the right side of the "classic" line. It definitely smells like...
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    Poll: Re: Fig, Fig and Fig...Which one is for you?

    As already mentioned by a couple others, my favorite is Armani Prive Figuier d'Eden.

    I've only tested 4 from your list so, I'd have to choose Jardin de Kerylos.
  75. Re: Good deal on vintage Xeryus - 25ml bottles for $25 shipped

    Thanks for the tip!! Very tempting for nostalgic reasons - I was studying in Paris when this came out in '86...I always remember the launch hoopla at Galeries Lafayette w/ the sales clerks dousing...
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    Re: There's niche, and then...

    LOL!! Gotta love Vegas!!
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    Re: Lush is discontinuing Flying Fox

    Very sorry to hear this...luckily, i have a large back-up bottle. It really seems to be the company's M.O. i.e., to discontinue popular items - only to re-launch them temporarily as "retro" and/or ...
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    Re: Where is your Tom Ford made ?

    I just took "inventory" of my Tom Fords and they were all "made in the USA"...4 (now empty) 8.4 oz private blends, 1.7 oz. TF Extreme, and a 3.4 oz NDN..HTH!
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    Re: Better compliment getter

    Yep, I think you are probably spot-on w/ that assessment.
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    Re: There's niche, and then...

    Almost makes Roja Dove's prices look like wholesale!! :) I did read that most of the bottles are created by Baccarat and Daum but still highway robbery!!
  81. Re: New by Kilian: "Voulez-vous coucher avec Moi"

    Guys - I just found an online article in French about this new fragrance. Based on the notes, it will likely appeal more to women.

    Here are the key takeaways:

    - to launch on Oct 15th
    - Nose...
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    Re: Karen Low Connect

    And I trust you were pleased with the 5+ year response time?? :) :)
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    Re: Morn To Dusk by Eau d'Italie

    I just saw that it's an Annick Menardo creation - that makes me even more curious. I presumed it was another Duchaufour. I may have to sniff this one out.
  84. Re: Straight to Heaven or Cruel Intentions.

    Straight to Heaven between the two...but I came to appreciate Cruel Intentions more after a few wearings. I reserve both for fall/winter.
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    Re: Morn To Dusk by Eau d'Italie

    Thanks for the info! I really like Paestrum Rose but it's the only one I've tested from this line.
  86. Re: If Le Labo Exclusives were priced as regular, which one(s) would you care to buy?

    Either Gaiac 10 or Poivre 23...I enjoy them both very much.
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    Re: Woody-floral recommendations needed

    Chanel Egoiste...sandalwood / rosewood + rose...
  88. Thread: Help

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    Re: Help

    Wow!! Now, that is some seriously efficient karma - just a hair over 2 month ago. :) ETA: But in all seriousness, of course, it's completely wrong for the recipient to not be cooperative.
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    Re: Is this Online Store Legit ?

    I certainly would not be concerned about any discernible fragrance degradation from decanting. Many of us have been purchasing fragrance splits / decants for many, many years and I've not once heard...
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    Re: Is this Online Store Legit ?

    Sorry about the shipping challenges - that certainly would be frustrating. Hopefully, you'll find some winners in your order!! It's definitely a process - but the journey can be a heck of a lot of...
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    Re: Is this Online Store Legit ?

    I've never personally ordered from them but am quite certain that it's a very legitimate operation. It looks like they provide the same service as The Perfumed Court, Surrender to Chance etc.etc. ...
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    Re: Which fragrance should I bought

    Personally, I would pay a bit extra and go with DHI - it really is fantasic stuff. And I'm someone who really enjoys MIP too.
  93. Re: Postumo's Splits - cheap CREEDS, Tom Ford PB, Amouage, Perris, Floris Honey Oud, Jovoy Private L

    Greetings! Any plans to split Royal Mayfair??
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    Re: Is it worth $255

    Wow!! It seems like this line has gone up in price exponentially...Ambre Narguile is one of my favorites but I won't pay that. I just make do w/ decants and what remains of my original bottle. I...
  95. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    L'Artisan Coeur de Vetiver Sacre...very impressed...apart from Hermes Vetiver Tonka, vetiver is a bit of a tough sell for me but I'm really enjoying this much fresher take on vetiver...truth be told,...
  96. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Wondering if it may have been Diptyque's Volutes instead?? My brain made this scent connection the first time I smelled Feve Delicieuse. I have Eau Duelle and would not have made that association. ...
  97. Re: How significantly does heat/humidity affect a fragrance?

    I'm glad someone raised this topic. I sometimes debate as to whether I should delay ordering extra pricey fragrances in the fall or winter vs. the sweltering summer months. Just knowing how blazing...
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    Re: strawberrynet.com/

    Correct...this has always been my understanding too.
  99. Re: Men/women with scent knowledge, please lend a little help!

    I suggest Serge Lutens "Feminite du Bois"...I pick up on cedar wood all the way thru - in addition to sandalwood.
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    Re: Dior New Scent - Why so little info?

    Fantasic news!! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this one!!
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