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  1. Re: [INTL] Postumo's Splits - Creeds, new Malle's, Amouage, Tom Ford...

    Thanks Postumo. 25ml would be good for me. But I might consider half the bottle if you have trouble filling up the split.
  2. Re: [INTL] Postumo's Splits - Creeds, new Malle's, Amouage, Tom Ford...

    Received my decants of Aventus and Herod today, many thanks! Very fine quality sprays and excellent packaging!

    PS: I would be interested in a split of Houbigant Fougčre Royale.
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    Re: The Perfume Gun by Frédéric Malle

    If the smell of the candles was good but not "persistent" enough, I would assume the perfume guns would score better on that point.

    Anyone try the perfume guns?
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    Re: The Perfume Gun by Frédéric Malle

    This is an old thread, but I was just wondering if anyone tried these?

    Personally, I am surprised by the hate that was shown for these room sprays just because they come in a plastic bottle or...
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    MiN New York, Scent Stories Vol. 2

    Has anyone tried the new volume of MiN NY Scents?

    Five new scents:
    - Ad Lumen
    - Plush
    - Chef's Table
    - Forever Now
    - Coda

    Only three of them listed in the BN directory, but no reviews...
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    Re: Candles and aldehyde

    Thanks for the info, that's clear!
  7. Re: Lampe Berger oil - only 99% alcohol available

    Thanks, that's clear!
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    Candles and aldehyde

    So I want to make scented candles (just for my own and maybe as a gift if it isn't crap what I am making :) ). So I have been reading quite a lot here on the forum which contains a lot of good...
  9. Lampe Berger oil - only 99% alcohol available

    I want to make my own Lampe Berger oil. I read you need 90% or 91% Isopropyl Alcohol. However, that doesn't seem readily available in my country. Only 99,8 or 99,9 seems easy to get.

    I tried to...
  10. Thread: Roja Dove sale

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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    No cellophane on mine either. Shipped from UK.
  11. Thread: Roja Dove sale

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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Thanks for chipping in! Might have to do some more testing. I would be more than happy to formally attest I am being paranoid on this. ;-)
  12. Thread: Roja Dove sale

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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Ok, so here is my experience: I tried this side-by-side on Saturday and could smell a difference: my new bottle is less thick, less potent and less opulent. It also seems to have less projection....
  13. Thread: Roja Dove sale

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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Received my order today. Took them less than a week.

    I don't know how Bergamot is supposed to smell, but the opening of the Vetiver is almost definitely different than the full retail price bottle...
  14. Thread: Roja Dove sale

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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Yay! Wonderful. Also thanks TLS for texting me! :beer:
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Thanks, will check!
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    Re: Roja Dove sale

    Damn, too late for a Vetiver backup bottle. :-(

    Does anyone know if they are going to discontinue their Vetiver?
  17. Re: Postumo's Splits - Aventus 50ml - 45 € / Royal Exclusives 94€ / others 50€ (if stock available)

    Don't worry, I don't really care about the label, as this goes in a closed drawer anyway. The bottle and sprayer are good quality and the juice is excellent, that's what matters the most!
  18. Re: Postumo's Splits - Aventus 50ml - 45 € / Royal Exclusives 94€ / others 50€ (if stock available)

    Received my Spice & Wood decant. Excellent packaging and shipment materials. Thanks for a great effort! Will keep an eye on this thread for future splits. :-)
    ...
  19. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    LOL, you had the same? Might be be bad sample then. [emoji5]️
  20. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    I have had it with CdG Patchouli (red rash).

    And I get rash on my eyelids from AdP Cologna, but not where I apply it.
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    Re: What is your strategy/structure/system...?

    Me too.
  22. Suggestions for a very long lasting soapy fresh out of the shower fragrance

    Mugler is indeed a safe bet.

    I also get the soap vibe from other colognes, such as:
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Miller Harris Terre du Bois
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    Re: Which Vetiver Scents?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire is very nice.
    I have tried Roja Dove only once and do certainly want to try it again, but the extrait does set you back quite a bit.

    Didn't see Heeley Vetiver Veritas...
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    Re: Most minty fragrance

    CdG Sherbet Peppermint - excellent blast of peppermint with green/grassy drydown
  25. Re: How do you buy, store and organize samples of perfume?

    Nice thread. I keep mine in a Miller Harris box. Actually I keep TLS his samples in a Miller Harris box. And he keeps mine somewhere. :coolold:
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    Re: Negative Comments

    "Somebody has been taking cough medicine here." (Boadicea The Victorious Seductive)
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Watch out for the long toes...
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    Re: What fragrance would Jesus wear?

    Mark Cross.
  29. Re: MiN New York outside New York (London + US West Coast)

    Cheers Hednic. Doesn't look good. Dying to try some more of their scents (and facepalming myself for not spending more time on these when I was in Paris).
  30. MiN New York outside New York (London + US West Coast)

    Hi all,

    does anybody have an idea if MiN New York Scent Stories are available in London (going there in February) or in the West Coast (going there in August - Denver, Las Vegas, LA, San...
  31. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Dense? There's no need for attempts to insult, even eloquently. Says more about you than about me, I guess.
  32. Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Which brings us back to the fact that old does not equal bad and most people using the phrase probably don't mean It that way too. It's in the eye the beholder. No need to take thing personally on an...
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    Poll: Re: Favorite perfume family

    Vetiver and incense.

    Not sure if these are considered as categories (can't see the poll on Tapatalk).
  34. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Exactly my thoughts. Let's move on, people!
  35. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Correct. Some people are too easily offended.
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    Re: Good cola fragrance?

    Thanks! Some nice suggestions to try. CK One Shock is not my cup of tea I'm afraid. And also Versace Blue Jeans doesn't smell right on my skin, although it has a cola effect on other people's skin. ...
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    Good cola fragrance?

    What do you consider as a good cola fragrance?

    I'm thinking of Andy Tauer Incense Rosé and Nobile 1942 Estroverso as the only cola fragrances I know (I'm leaving out Nobile Cedro Atlas II, as it...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Tom Ford Oud Wood decant thanks to a nice BN'er.

    And the following two:

    http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/24/e999eaa3cc02d15352c924ef67728980.jpg
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  39. Re: TOM FORD PRIVATE BLEND SPLITS- (US and International)

    Received my TF Oud Wood split this week! Excellent packaging and dito communication. Nice to experience that you are concerned first and foremost about the satisfaction of your splitters, Mike!...
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Grandma smell does not equal bad smell. There is nothing derogatory about this discussion or the term.
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    Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    This.
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    Re: Recommend me a long lasting fresh scent

    Orange Sanguine
    CdG Odeur 53
    CdG Green Play
    Virgin Island Water
    MiN Dune Road
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Nice! Been interested in testing some from the house.
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    Thanks. Also for enlightening me on why there are two Montale houses!
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    Re: what is your favorite montale and why?

    What's the difference with later versions? Been wanting to this one for a while.


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    Re: Looking for some advice :)

    You might want to test the CdG incense line given you like the 2Man. Was my favourite winter frag for about two or three seasons before I started expanding my collection.

    Eat Libre d'Orange Fat...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    I wonder how many SA's are silently reading along here.


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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Dyptique Phylosikos


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  49. Re: Best burning incense type of frag besides M7 and the CDG Incense series.

    CdG Avignon is the better Montale Full Incense for me. Very alike.

    CdG 2 Man and Odeur 73 are worth checking, as well as Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles.

    If you want to try something different,...
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    Re: People Defending SAs

    This made me laugh. Twice! :-D

    I usually try to avoid SAs, not so much because of them not knowing anything, but rather because they often want you to make up your mind in the first minute after...
  51. Re: IT'S FINALLY HERE!! My first Niche Bottle!! (pics)

    Congratulations! Reminds me of my enthusiasm when I bought my first bottle of niche. It's a whole new world opening up. And nothing beats that feeling at the beginning of your collection! (Yes, I...
  52. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    Now that's exactly the reason why I have been asking this question to myself regularly. But your age bracket for 36-59 is fairly wide indeed!

    White, straight, 36 (looking 30 and behaving like I'm...
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    Am I fuming out the gym?

    I thought the OP sprays for work and goes to the gym afterwards. Which is a bit of a different situation, I guess.


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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    I'm waiting for someone to say it depends on the gym and the distance between the gear... :vrolijk_1:

    I wouldn't worry too much about it, unless you're wearing stuff like Lonestar Memories or...
  55. Re: Nobile 1942 Pontevecchio Extrait - Exceptional Edition - limited?

    Hard to tell. I don't have that much of a developed nose. It's in any case well blended and difficult to get the different notes in this one. I detect the vetiver (soapy aspect) and incense (but not...
  56. Re: What is your favorite designer Women's Fragrance (as a man)

    I second this.


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  57. Re: Nobile 1942 Pontevecchio Extrait - Exceptional Edition - limited?

    Contacted them and got a quick reply! So the Extrait Exceptional Edition is not a limited edition for the moment. However, they only make it for around 10 clients in the world. Which would basically...
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    Re: Today I bought: December 2014

    Received this nice little split from PalmBeach this morning.

    https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0ByfpXeHy7tJhd3lMdFBnM2Exc0Z2OXN6RFJJT252eXA0QjE4
  59. Re: A Lab on Fire/Villoresi/Helmut Lang/Zegna/Heeley/Kilian/Durbano Extrait/Dior Privee Vetiver

    Received this little gem today! Thanks for the excellent service, Rich!

    https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0ByfpXeHy7tJhMVFlbWdERVRpejluZXRoYXB1d2ZqN29PYWxj

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  60. Re: Nobile 1942 Pontevecchio Extrait - Exceptional Edition - limited?

    Good point.


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    Re: You're Greatest Citrus Fragrance

    This and Orange Sanguine.
  62. Re: Legitimacy of different frags for different seasons

    They are relevant. But frags that seem fit for one season, might actually fit very well for another season as well. I recently discovered that Orange Sanguine actually fits very well for...
  63. Nobile 1942 Pontevecchio Extrait - Exceptional Edition - limited?

    Hi, does anyone know if the Pontevecchio Extrait - Exceptional Edition is also a limited edition? If so, I need a backup bottle! Cheers.
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    Re: Ultimate formal work frag (read details)?

    Mona di Orio Vetyver. It's slightly above the price target, but buying frags is like looking for a house to buy. You usually end up paying a bit more than expected to have what you really like. :)
    ...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    That's a nice frag indeed! However, for some reason I like it more in somebody else than on myself.


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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Black and pink. It's very nice indeed and one of the few Montales I can see myself wearing.


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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    As this is a topic of progressing insights:

    MiN New York - Dune Road

    Been a while since I had the feeling I am smelling something I have never smelled before.


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  68. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    I have Fico di Amalfi and once sprayed very liberal. Made me sort of nauseous. Since then I'm more careful. The BM series are no monsters, but they do tend to be deceptively light!


    Sent from my...
  69. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    The first three that sprung to mind were:
    Virgin Island Water
    Mugler Cologne
    Fire Island

    Have to say that Beyond Paradise, Orange Sanguine and Sel Marin are nice runner ups. Think I will put...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    What happened to No-Vember?! :tongue: Enjoy! :thumbup:
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    TLS was so nice to part with 20ml of his Montale Aoud Ever. Thanks! :thumbsup:
  72. Re: Which fragrance do you use the most/least of when applying

    Least: Miller Harris Fleurs de Sel. About 3 sprays.

    Most: CdG Odeur 53. Between 20 and 30 sprays. And to think that I used to carry the bottle in my messenger bag and spray another 10 or so every...
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    Re: Anything of interest in cdg as of late?

    Agree with this. I went through half a bottle in no time. It's a great scent!
  74. Thread: Aroma box

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    Re: Aroma box

    Thanks for all the replies! Will have a look into the Galimard box.

    Aroma boxes are more common for wine or whiskey lovers and they cost damn much. But I was at an IFRA event once and there was a...
  75. Thread: Aroma box

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    Aroma box

    Would anyone know of a place where you can get an aroma box for a decent price? With aroma box I mean a box with a couple of ml of the most common notes in fragrances, such as vetiver, bergamot,...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Bought it at Campo Marzio 70 in Rome. Their website is not online, but the guy in the store told me he could send anything by mail. So if somebody really wants to have it, I guess it's always...
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    Re: Today I bought: November 2014

    Visited Paris last weekend and Rome this weekend. Couldn't resist visiting Jovoy and Campo Marzio 70!

    Bought:
    Jardin Ecrivains Wilde 100ml
    MiN New York Dune Road 75ml (what a lovely fragrance...
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    Re: How do you select your SOTD?

    I'd say situation-based: occasion (work/leisure/party/dinner...), weather and mood.


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    Re: Best deal you've ever gotten?

    The whole CdG Incense series (5x50ml) + HdP 1826 100 ml for 320 euro. New. I personally think that was quite a good deal. Not cheap, but a good deal.

    My wife bought a Boadicea for 50% off last...
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    Re: Next Bond no9 fragrance

    For the moment, I feel Coney Island and Fire Island are FBW. Tried quite a couple already. The only downside with Bonds is that they always give you that familiar feeling. So it will never be a frag...
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    Re: Aventus...Am I missing something or all hype?

    Might have to retry it. I wasn't impressed the first time I smelled it. But then again, there are a lot of Creeds I'm unimpressed with, although they all have something.
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    Re: Essie Darling, Rotterdam

    Stepped in their shop today. Had to get in and out quite quickly as I was with friends. Said hi to the lady while the guy was busy with some other clients. Tried a Montale and some Brécourts before...
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    Re: Today I bought: September 2014

    Very nice, congrats! :)

    And thanks for parting with your Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille decant. Glad to have it in my collection! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6619.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought August 2014

    Bought these in June, arrived end of July, so posting in August seems appropriate ;)

    Had a great deal on the whole CDG Incense series. And a 40%-discount of HdP 1824 (technically a female...
  86. Re: Your most loved and hated note in perfumery currently.

    Love: vetiver

    "Hate": sandalwood

    But as with any note, in the end it's the combination that is decisive.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

    http://product-images.barneys.com/is/image/Barneys/179985007_product_1?$product_size$
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Happy to say I bought this one:

    http://www.honeykennedy.com/content/uploads/2011/06/honey-kennedy-serge-lutens-fille-en-aiguilles-at-eden.jpg

    Less happy to say I also bought this one (WTF whas...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    You will not regret it! Have been sporting it quite a few times the last weeks. It's just lovely!




    Bought this one as well today. It's such a nice smell!

    Together with:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 27, 2014

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_lNFGcZimYTg/STaf-rsRFGI/AAAAAAAAASU/TokXFgRqiz4/s400/Tm_Cologne_03.JPG
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 26, 2014

    http://www.temptalia.com/images/spring2012/dec_chelsea001.jpg
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    CdG Sherbet Peppermint is excellent. Very close in drydown to AP Piment Brűlant, another one by BD.
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    This guide is always a good start.
    http://your-perfume-guide.blogspot.be/2010/09/google-maps.html
    It contains a list of shops for niche fragrances in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London.
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    This + Antoine Maisondieu. And probably also Mark Buxton, although his own line is a bit disappointing.
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    Re: Looking for fresh summer orange scent

    If I hear Orange and summer scent, I think of Atelier Cologne Orange Sanguine. Best orange I know. 80 euro for 100ml at Coccio , so a bit over your limit, but well worth a try and maybe even a buy...!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    It's been a long time since I wore this one...!

    https://23af79d9e7-custmedia.vresp.com/0fdd88149f/COMME%20des%20GARCONS%20Moncle%20Laurel%20Spray-4.jpg
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    Very nice...! Enjoy! :beer:
  98. Re: What's a designer scent that could easily pass as niche?

    Also came to my mind as the first idea.

    I actually always considered CdG niche because you usually find it in specialised niche perfume stores. But indeed, CdG is foremost a clothing company...
  99. Re: What's your least favorite fragrance in your collection?

    I'd say CdG 2 Man and CdG Series 8 Energy C Lemon
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

    Sun is shining. CdG 3 today.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/21618.jpg
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