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  1. Re: Hermes * EAU DES MERVEILLES * Orange vs Blue

    I *do* love it, so deep and complex and yet perfect for hot days. I am absolutely at peace with the wearing of this supposedly feminine frag. Gets compliments too.

    Be warned it's kinda strong -...
  2. Creed Tabarome: Bottle-to-bottle variation?

    I'm about to spring for a full bottle of Tabarome and wondered...does this suffer from bottle-to-bottle variation like, say, SMW does? I'm talking about the Millesime, not the vintage...TIA.
  3. Thread: Ginger

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    Re: Ginger

    I absolutely agree; further the gel is strong enough to use all by itself. Excellent.
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    Re: guys, what do you like best on women?

    Wow, is that true? I had no idea - can you (or anyone) cite a reference?
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    Re: Hard to find Guerlains at Nordstroms

    Haha! I've been accused of that on rare occasion 8-) :o ;D ::)

    Sorry, I'm near the other junction of 94 & 41; down by Six Flags. At least when I'm "home" anyway - I travel a lot.
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    Re: Hard to find Guerlains at Nordstroms

    Um, are you serious about those coordinates? 'Cuz that's like ten minutes from my place...small world?
  7. Thread: No. 19

    by spiritcvc
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    Chanel Gift Sets

    There's more than one version of these 'fragrance wardrobes', it gets kind of complicated. *I have no idea which of these products are current or discontinued, but eBay has several variants.

    One...
  8. Thread: strawberry

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    Re: strawberry

    Agreed about Hanae Mori - I get a nice strawberrys & cream vibe from it during the drydown.
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    Re: I need to know what Mae West wore

    I have to resurrect this old thread!

    It amazes me how sometimes it takes forever to get around to the fun things in life...I found Shocking in the L.A. fashion district shortly after we had this...
  10. Re: Ungaro III, Roma, and Gucci pour homme???

    Hmmm, good question. For reasons I cannot elucidate I have always thought Ungaro I and III were "red". Maybe some fleeting cinnamon note in them makes me feel this way; I don't know...
  11. Re: Brands u won't give time of day to - hidden ge

    Stop it Marlen you're KILLIN' me!

    [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
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    Re: perfumeexpoonline.com

    Yes, 1 order, several items, no problems. I've also been there (they're in the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles).

    This is the home of the good deal on Patou Pour Homme 'Prive'.
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    Re: Margin problem -- reviews?

    Thanks Grant. FWIW I can set text size to "smallest" in IE6 and it solves the problem, but the font is so small it's no longer readable. (At least to these aging eyes [smiley=cheesy.gif] )
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    Re: Margin problem -- reviews?

    I have this problem too, m'dear. Quick & dirty fix: highlight the reviews you want to read and copy (crtl-C) them to the clipboard, then open Word or WordPad or NotePad and paste (crtl-P) them into a...
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    Re: Recommend a niche frag for the desert.

    LIVE JAZZ (Octo is right - it's perfect)
    Creed Millesime Imperial
    Creed Original Vetiver
    CSP Aqua Motu
    Mugler Cologne
    Guerlain Coriolan
    Creed Green Irish Tweed, maybe? (used lightly)
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    Re: YSL M7...Heaven Scent (or purgatory)

    M7 is easily the one scent that I had to try time and time again until I 'got' it. I probably wore it ten times before something clicked and I was suddenly, at that late moment, completely taken by...
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    Re: The driest of dries?

    MPG Santal Noble is very dry...
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    Re: Perfume Thief! I'd Love To Find Him

    Flathorn-

    You're relatively new here. Here's how it works. Look over my wardrobe. Anything I have you can have. Just give me a list and your address.

    PEOPLE: You know what to do.
  19. Re: Six Different Cartier "Must"--Which One?

    EXACTLY.

    Exactly exactly exactly.

    I vote Cartier Worst, Most Confusing Product Naming EVER.
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    Re: applying cologne

    Oh my God ikkitosennomusha

    I am DYIN' here! Too funny!

    (does best Beavis and Butthead voice) "Heh heh heh huh - he said gluteal!"


    [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
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    Re: An Ungaro III question

    Many thanks Phantagow; I've scored some off eBay!
  22. Thread: Zino

    by spiritcvc
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    Re: Zino

    WELL.

    Here's another purchase I've been smooth-talked into [smiley=grin.gif]

    Fortunately it's both abundant and fairly cheap on eBay!
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    An Ungaro III question

    Might be the wrong board(?) but here goes:

    Anyone have experience with Ungaro III shower gel? Nice?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Guerlain Heritage

    There is - or there was anyway - I recently got a gift set with edt, shower gel and deodorant. Not sure when it was produced.
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    Re: I miss the 'email lady'

    Here on the old boards Loney, before the big crash.

    Whenever I entered the community and had a new IM waiting my PC would announce in a female British voice "there's a new message for you" or...
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    Re: Fragrance help

    My first thought: Ungaro III, applied lightly.
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    Re: What is the "Creed House Note"?

    Hmmm.

    To me the Creed house note is black currant and tea. I find a lot of their scents have that in common. Anyone else feel the same?
  28. Re: GUERLAIN...ya know...I have become a...a...

    True that!

    Sixer, you would be all over MdM. Seek it out.
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    Clearing back to the main page

    In the past when you clicked 'mark all messages as read' in a forum, you would be sent to the main community page so you could select the next forum to read. That was convienent...please consider...
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    I miss the 'email lady'

    I always liked the little voice that told you "there's a message waiting" or whatever it was she exactly said. *It was retro and cool...any chance to get her back?
  31. Thread: Ungaro I???

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    Re: Ungaro I???

    Hope you like it, Phoenix. Let us know what you think!
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    Re: I need to know what Mae West wore

    OK, but how does the older stuff smell? I am SO tempted by this bottle...I mean how cool is this?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6544653185

    ...And thanks for the nice words,...
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    Re: I need to know what Mae West wore

    [smiley=cool.gif]I'll never tell [smiley=cool.gif]





    OK, OK, stop twisting my arm! SHEESH you ladies can be rough! Some good friends of mine (a couple) have moved from Europe to Hollywood...
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    Re: What's Your Opinon of Iceberg Fluid?

    Ugh.

    Smells like CHROME.

    (just kidding)

    [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
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    Re: Gave CHROME a try yesterday

    CJ, would you wear this yourself? Interesting that a woman would find this to her personal liking, to me it does have a masculine bent somehow.

    And BB it *isn't* terribly distinguished. It's a...
  36. Thread: Ungaro I???

    by spiritcvc
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    Re: Ungaro I???

    My opinion:

    Rich, deep, lush, and stunningly romantic. Nothing smells remotely like it - the closest you'll get is it's older more reserved brother Ungaro III but even that isn't that close. "Red"...
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    I need to know what Mae West wore

    OK it's odd, but I need to know what perfume(s) Mae West is known to have worn. Did she ever document a favorite? Thanks in advance!
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    Re: The Perception of Scent

    EXCELLENT writeup, Milabmer. Excellent. I always enjoy your contributions here!
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    Vibrating razors redux

    Has anyone else stopped using the vibration function of their razor? I decided a while back that it did not seem to make much of a difference so I no longer use it. What about you?
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    Re: Habit Rouge Vs. Heritage

    I think Heritage is more formal; more businesslike. Habit Rouge is more romantic to me.
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    Gave CHROME a try yesterday

    Well, it was much cooler in Chicagoland yesterday after a wonderful hot spell. The change made me want to try something new, so I got out this little jug of CHROME (and a tip-o-the-hat to...
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    Re: bitter & herbal & green

    Not too sure about the 'bitter' part, but I will say Devin and Patou pour homme Prive. Also agree with Polo Crest - great stuff.
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    Re: Zino VS Heritage!

    Ain't that just right!

    Funny Heritage story: Las Vegas/Big trade show/Giant convention center/About a jillion degrees hot/Full metal salesgear/Yours truly hits the Heritage a bit too strong and is...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Reviews

    We are alike in many ways.

    [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
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    Re: Another Apparition at Emanuel Ungaro

    I

    WANT

    THIS

    (reward offered [smiley=cheesy.gif] )
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    Re: Zino VS Heritage!

    Perhaps, but you realize that makes me the CEO...


    [smiley=grin.gif]
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    Re: Green Irish Tweed

    My opinion: Absolutely!

    I just recently got around to trying this. It strikes me as a fine hot weather scent.
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    Re: What are the MUST HAVE and/or TRY CLASSICS?

    Fully agree with most everything mentioned so far, here's a couple from my side:

    Devin
    JHL
    Patou Pour Homme
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    Re: Why God created PLASTIC!

    Stra6ko my good man, "plastic" is a slang word for "credit cards"...see the connection now?
    [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
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    Re: light romantic night scent

    Greetings and welcome Halologist! Any friend of IPaid's is...well you know the rest [smiley=cheesy.gif]

    Can't really add to the advice you've already been given; these two know far far more than...
  51. Thread: tabac blond

    by spiritcvc
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    Re: tabac blond

    I'm in. Paypal sent this morning. Thank you Adeel!
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    Re: Glass vials for sampler

    I get mine here:
    http://www.madinaonline.com/perfumebottles3.htm
  53. Re: New Concentration for Caron's Pour un Homme.

    A Weapon of Mass Distinction, as it were!

    [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
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    Re: Ja´pur bottle question - help!

    Mic, mine's partially frosted. The text area is clear but the rest of the bottle is frosted. 100ml edt...
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    Re: Patou pour homme "Prive"

    Yikes indeed! You might want to look at the link I posted - it's thirty-five bucks there. A slightly more reasonable price... [smiley=smiley.gif]
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    Re: Patou pour homme "Prive"

    Your wish is my command! [smiley=grin.gif]

    http://www.perfumeexpoonline.com/main.php3?primNavIndex=1&mainURL=%2Fstore%2Findex.php3%3Fcat%3D59416
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday 15 June 2005

    Caron Pour un Homme on this cooler Chicago day. I hope everyone has a wonderful day!
  58. Re: New Concentration for Caron's Pour un Homme.

    Interesting. Thanks for posting this Cedric.

    Not sure PuH really needs to be stronger, as it's already a "one spritz lasts all day" kind if scent, but it is encouraging to see that Caron seems to...
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    Patou pour homme "Prive"

    Well, I've had a jug of this forever and frankly it never got used - it was standing in the shadow of it's brother, Patou pour homme, which is to me beyond brilliant and one of the finest scents ever...
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    Re: fun & casual but sophisticated

    As I read that I realized something, and just in case you weren't clear on it, let me say it out loud. Dude, you are smitten. Ah, the power of the female of the species - ain't it great? Best wishes....
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    Re: Top 5 Summer.

    In no particular order:

    Mugler Cologne
    Creed MI
    Live Jazz
    Coriolan
    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: For you Amouage lovers...

    I like the way you think, dude! [smiley=beer.gif]
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    Re: SOTD Monday, June 13th, 2005

    Bois du Portugal

    I feel all grown up, even if I have no intention of acting that way [smiley=cheesy.gif]
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    Re: Chanel: Egoiste vs Allure

    I'm with Tigger -- ╔go´ste all the way.

    I have and like Allure but it holds nothing like the magic of ╔go´ste.
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    Re: A fragrance with muscle....

    My cologne can beat up your cologne!


    [smiley=rolleyes.gif]
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    Re: Holy cow! Shameless Scentiments plug

    http://www.festivalfleamarket.com/
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    Re: Holy cow! Shameless Scentiments plug

    Marlen I'm bicoastal, if Lake Michigan counts as a coast [smiley=grin.gif] ...Chicago and Los Angeles are where I spend the bulk of my time.

    I get to Lauderdale sometimes for business, and have...
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    Re: Holy cow! Shameless Scentiments plug

    Marlen, do you mean that GIANT flea market thingy where Scentiments has a couple kiosks? *If so I've been there too, and if so I remember with great detail the staff members you are referring...
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    Re: Just received Ungaro III

    Ah, Ungaro III...an absolute classic from the old school. Warm, rich, and romantic as hell. Many here think it has a kind of "dirty" rose note; could that be what you're trying to put your finger on?...
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    Re: Splash or Spray?

    First off: Dr. Creed - you take FOUR HUNDRED scents with you when you travel?
    Hardcore, man, hardcore [smiley=grin.gif]

    Secondly, welcome Peace! Here's what I'm talking about, find some typical...
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    Re: Egoiste VS Visit?

    Welcome stra6ko!

    I own both. *Egoiste is top notch in my book, a very special experience that is one of a kind. *I always feel like a million bucks when wearing it.

    Visit is, to me, unwearable....
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    Re: Brazenly Sexual.

    You mean there's some kind of connection between scent and sex? I never noticed [smiley=wink.gif]

    Yatagan is, to me, quite openly erotic. The effect seems to be stronger when wearing a modest...
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    Re: Baby Basenoter

    Dani, Grant-

    Hearty congratulations and my very best wishes! It only gets better from here!

    Carl
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    Re: Splash or Spray?

    I'm going to take this in a different direction.

    Because I travel a lot I have experimented with smaller packaging. (After all, there's no practical way to take several full-size bottles with...
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    Re: SotD, Monday 6 June 2005

    Romeo Gigli for me today! Nice.
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    Re: Phrases on perfume theme

    Check out the bottom of any post by LadyLoneStar and prepare to swoon...

    Here's another one I like:
    "Never leave perfume or wine to your heirs. Let them have your money, but give these to...
  77. Thread: JHL

    by spiritcvc
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    Re: JHL

    More, if you ask me. Truly brilliant stuff from the old school.
  78. Re: I hate Kiehl's Original Musk even more now...

    Man, ain't it the truth. The Kiehl's actually works fine on me, but I have others that I was just not made for, no matter how much I might wish it weren't so. But when I smell them on others? They're...
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    Re: Antaeus...and Question

    Might be a thread I started that you remember. At first I had real issues with this one as far as lifespan was concerned, but the weird thing is I no longer do. I am now able to sense it on me for...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday March 20

    Eau de Merveilles for me today...good to see you all again!
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    Re: How EXACTLY to apply a roll on

    Hey, we're back! Hi everybody.

    I am a convert to rollons; it's all I use anymore. My observations: The "tightness" of the ball in the bottle top varies, and this relates to how quick the juice...
  82. Re: Need advice on Mugler Cologne shower gel...

    Totally agree.

    If you like 'Cologne' there's no way you won't like the gel. One of the two gels I think are the best in the business (the other being Hanae Mori). Enjoy!
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    Re: Quick Help guys!

    I won't comment on (although I can certainly relate to) your budgetary anguish, but I will say this: The ONLY way to enjoy Mugler's Cologne is to use the shower gel too. The combination is much...
  84. Thread: Sandalwoods

    by spiritcvc
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    Re: Sandalwoods

    As far as I know Original Egoiste is still in production. It's funny - at the nearest mall to me there are three fragrance shops (2 Perfumanias and an indie) and they all have lots of the stuff. But...
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    Re: My day with JHL

    Courtesy of our own Ballardbeau I'm giving it the first full-day, full-body try today. It's EXCELLENT.

    I suck at descriptions but two comparisons strike me: to me there is a passing similarity to...
  86. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree similar to...

    Not to hijack too much, but I agree, I have Ungaro II and Le 3 Homme and I find nothing in common between those two. ╩I see the floral beginning with Ungaro II but to me the drydown is all about...
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    Re: Help with Caron address

    Donna, I only tried once but I got a couple men's samples from New York for no charge...
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    Re: Help with Caron address

    Jag, if you're in the States just call Caron New York:

    675 Madison Ave.
    NY, NY 10021
    (212) 319-4888
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    Re: DECANTING: Little tiny rollons?

    Answer #1:
    Way smaller, more like a carded sample vial but with a rollon top. ╩Loney, you know those great plastic 2ml sprayers you use? ╩Think of a rollon about that size.

    Answer #2:
    Looser...
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    DECANTING: Little tiny rollons?

    Anyone know of a source for rollons small enough to carry in a pocket unobtrusively?

    Seems to me it would be the perfect way to touch up over the day. Surely such a thing exists somewhere?
    ...
  91. OK sometimes we're men and sometimes we're boys...

    Sorry ladies, but someone needs to jump on this grenade for the menfolk, and well I guess it's gonna be me. ;)

    We've been having a little too much fun on the other board mocking what some of us...
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    Santal Noble for the ladies?

    Oh most beloved Basenotes Chanteuses-

    What's the view on a woman wearing Santal Noble? Is it done? Is it Good? Is it Heresy?

    Inquiring minds want to know... ::)

    (I'm gonna miss this guy ::)...
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    Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    ;D ;D ;D ::) ::) ::) :D :D :D
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    Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    Sharil-

    Oooooops!

    You'll understand momentarily...
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    Re: the most overrated fragrances on basenotes?

    Man we are SLAYING THE DRAGONS in here tonight!

    That's all. I have nothing meaningful to add - I'm a lover, not a fighter 8)
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    Re: Thurs. Dec 16

    A) I want to sit right next to all of you and just breathe it in - such refinement! Such taste!

    B) I am possessed of the holiday Spirit today and will forthwith commence with my "smell like a...
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    Re: Favorite Jar Candle . . .

    Hope you like 'em!

    There's six or eight different kinds, including another apple one that has cinnamon and smells like somebody is baking pies. Nice! Be warned they smell really strong if you put...
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    Re: Favorite Jar Candle . . .

    Well, they're in a round tin and not a jar, but ULTA stores carry candles from Nana's that I really like a lot. A couple favorites are:

    Nana'a Orchard Apple Harvest

    Nana's Flower Bed Hyacinth
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Tues. 12-14-04

    Revisiting an old friend today - Caron Pour un Homme

    Lovely on this sunny crisp Chicago day
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    D & G "Feminine" - comments please?

    Evenin' ladies-

    Looking for a critique of Dolce & Gabbana "Feminine"...any experience with this? Thanks!
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