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    Re: Best Perfume under 150$

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/37903/eau-illuminee-by-parfums-delrae

    You may like this fresh lavender- Eau Illumineé by Del Rae or try some Penhaligons
  2. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    I think you're right. I had to reapply to get the floral notes. The next day the incense is still lingering on my wrist.
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    Re: Suggestions for beginner

    Try Bond-Eau de New York, Creed- Royal Water, Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon that should get you started.
    My new favorite floral is Wit- DelRae ​(LuckyScent). Light and unique, not too heavy. The scent of...
  4. Re: What to do when you have super acidic skin that changes the smell of any fragrance?

    I was wondering if LuckyScent delivered to Australia. There's also First in Fragrance - the German company.

    http://www.ausliebezumduft.de/?___store=english
  5. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    I am starting to think this reminds me of Guerlinade ​which I have. But if you want that experience- try this one.
  6. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/45801/wisteria-hysteria-by-comme-des-garcons-x-stephen-jones

    I'm trying this now. Love the soft floral. Not too fruity. At first, a bit of incense but thankfully,...
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    Hee hee. I have to admit, I was impressed!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 9 July, 2014.

    We love your posts, Jon! Keep them coming.
    ​10,500 posts+
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    Re: Best Montale Fragrances

    Still love my Black Aoud. ​I hope this hasn't been re formulated. I see mixed reviews. Does anyone know?
  10. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/33917/ambra-aurea-by-profumum

    Expensive but so worth it. Maybe you could get a decant. ​Ambra Aurea- Profumum

    My blog entry:...
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    http://www.greenvillegazette.com/video-ellen-degeneres-shocked-by-this-an-88-year-old-woman-i-was-also-wow/

    Ellen DeGeneres talks to 88 year old Gladys. It's a stitch.
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    http://youtu.be/cm4w4cyVlRs

    Something for you guys.
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    :sad:
  14. Re: Thanks to Basenotes, I discovered _____________ ( fragrance ).

    Violette Precieuse (Annick Goutal) was the first scent that brought me to BN. The next discovery was Iris Silver Mist (S. Lutens) which I didn't like at first sniff. But second try and I was smitten....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 9 July, 2014.

    http://www.oakleafgardening.com/wp-content/gallery/tulipa-spring-green/tulipa-spring-green-flower2.jpg
    Guerlain- Chamade!
    Parfum
    Tangy, green sassy floral
  16. Re: What to do when you have super acidic skin that changes the smell of any fragrance?

    The problem with spraying clothes is that you're stuck with that frag until the next wash/dry cleaning.
    Try better quality stuff.
    MDCI, Profumum, Mazzolari, F. Malle, Serge Lutens, Montale,...
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    Re: Lavender+Lemon fragrances?

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/37903/eau-illuminee-by-parfums-delrae

    DelRae- Eau Illumineé is a sparkling light lavender scent that gets its citrus from bergamot. Try it, you will love it!
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    No argument from me.

    The "Testicle Festival " was held in a nearby town recently. I was asked to go by some friends. I had no interest whatsoever. Barbaric.

    I also detest bull fighting. Just...
  19. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    I gather from reading reviews that the new bottle is as good as it ever was. One place you can get it is at LuckyScent.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/36131/feminite-du-bois-by-serge-lutens
  20. Re: Mitsouko: She IS different with each wearing...

    I wondered about that, too. All those hot shop lights!
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    Re: Chamade - current formulations

    I have a parfum in a square tester bottle that is creamy and dry. Fantastic. Not sure how old. From Ebay.
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    http://youtu.be/AxYiLzWee84

    sorry, I downloaded it again, but it blocked again!
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    I saw Raju, what a beautiful guy!
    The one about the livestock is grotesque.
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    I have a feeling this is going to be difficult. Will watch soon.
  25. Re: Anyone ever get sent 2 fragrances instead of one?

    I did it once on Ebay. Ordered 2 $15 spray decants. Turned out I didn't love it. Been stuck with it forever. No one wants it, plus it's illegal to sell decants. The lady said later I should have...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 8 July, 2014.

    Juniper Ridge- Topanga Canyon; begins with gaseous clouds of pine-like diesel. Dries down to dank rubber. I forgot about it until I smelled the same smell as the inside of a canvas tent (lightly...
  27. Re: Mitsouko: She IS different with each wearing...

    I got my EDT remaindered from TJMax. It must have been right before re formulation. What a shame. I must have gotten my parfum on Ebay. I just checked and it's evaporating badly! Eek! I have a tiny...
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    Re: Chamade - current formulations

    Always get the strongest, oldest version you can find.
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    You would love the parfum, I'm guessing. Especially if you like moss. I have an EDT from a couple of years ago. I have never NOT smelled peach. The new version must be odd.
  30. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    :kiss:
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    I very well may. I don't think I can stand the suspense.
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    Re: so confused right now. need some advise

    There are splits available on the 'Splits Board' now.

    "Wood and Spice" is an amber oriented scent. Wonderful! I can almost guarantee satisfaction. 'Jardin D'Amalfi' is light white floral and...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i61.tinypic.com/2s7w6r9.jpg

    Neiman Marcus tag. Luckily I own this vintage juice already in EDT so I probably won't open this although it is yummy!
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i60.tinypic.com/mjmza1.jpg

    Deeply etched. I regret it will be stored in the dark, however.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i57.tinypic.com/2igg0wp.jpg
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/4u9evp.jpg

    A sealed bottle of "Nuit de Longchamp" by Lubin maybe 1960's- 70's
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    Re: so confused right now. need some advise

    'Jardin' is lovely but very floral. Also great is 'Wood and Spice'. Get samples and then go in on a split.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 6th July 2014

    http://www.kimballstock.com/pix/CAT/02/CAT-02-KH0053-01P.JPG

    ​Houbigant- Aperçu EDP
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Without a doubt- shopping from your computer is always a risk.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 6th July 2014

    Jon, 'Forest of Dean' sounds fantastic. I hope I can go one day. But the birdsong video took me there in the meantime. So lovely.
    Kewart- so happy you got that business taken care of! Nasty.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 5 July, 2014.

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/271/d/a/da05d6b37760f42ad160e3aad2011430-d4b68lf.jpg

    Ormonde Jayne-Woman EDP
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Sometimes you get fooled by bad photos. I almost bought a fake before but cancelled it at the last minute. I'm happy I can get my money back. I should have known because of the lack of label or...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I agree. Sorry we veered.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Are you saying I shouldn't be involved? I did smell these. I smelled them on Purplebird. I also wore a few of them myself.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    https://www.siperfumes.com/collection

    Since you keep bringing it up- there appears to be exactly ONE offering in the exorbitant $800 range, and that is for 100 ml. True, these are expensive. I...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I certainly don't need a lawyer to tell me whether or not a perfume suits my taste.

    Edit- 2 hours later and 'Trapeze' still smells beautiful.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    One man's opinion. Not enough recognition for Slumberhouse? Now I've heard everything!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Deadidol, your prejudice against this company/woman reminds me of a time when I was showing my new car to a friend. I had Frank Sinatra on the stereo. My friend couldn't understand how I could listen...
  49. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florabotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    Aint that the truth!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I'm not sure that a source of funds is relevant to the perfumer's achievement. I have a few Strange Invisibles and have been happy with them. I don't know about the lawsuit that keeps coming up here....
  51. Re: Luca Turin Reviews Amouage Opus Vlll and Balenciaga Florabotanicas at Style.com Arabia

    :kiss:
  52. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/377563-Bond-No-9-Chinatown-Isn-t-it-lovely?highlight=

    Chinatown by Bond no.9 ​is one to try.
  53. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10213071.html
    Serge Lutens - Feminité du Bois
    Shiseido is the spelling I couldn't remember.
  54. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/373370-How-do-you-buy-store-and-organize-samples-of-perfume?highlight=

    Here's some info on samples.
    ...
  55. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    It's been a while since I bought a bottle. Serge Lutens are best tried by samples from places like The Perfumed Court. The Posh Peasant also has lots of samples. Feminité du Bois is weird because it...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i57.tinypic.com/qrnma8.jpg

    The glass is too thick, too. This didn't show up in the seller's pictures. I'm trying to work out a solution. Maybe a partial refund. It wasn't very expensive but...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i61.tinypic.com/kdms86.jpg

    http://i57.tinypic.com/mwfrxs.jpg
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i62.tinypic.com/dgh4c8.jpg

    This one is a fake. A copy of a Hoffman I believe. It was supposed to be a "vintage Czech" bottle. But they removed the label which would have said "Czech...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    A green apple scent that does fall into the citrus category would be Dolce & Gabbana - Light Blue.


    I''ll be in my Profumum Acqua Viva. I lately discovered the woody notes in it. Don't know why I...
  60. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    Finding something to love can be tricky. It can take a long time. Better hunker down and prepare to try quite a few samples. One you may like is Serge Lutens- Feminité du Bois. ​
    ...
  61. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    You might like Samsara. Chanel Bois des Iles is lovely with its gingerbread note.
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    Re: looking for a scottish parfume

    What about heather? Does it have a scent?
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    I have a great picture of my bottles being filled at Caron in Paris. It's on my e-mail. Does anyone know how I can post it?
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    The red Czech one went on sale at half price so I snapped it up. The other Czech one (Vaseline) was so reasonable I couldn't resist. I still can't believe it's real deco. But, yes, I'm a bit of a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    :smiley:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I've looked at some other reviews and I see I'm not the only one who has trouble with these scents. Overall, I would say the effect is maybe not exactly one of 'shock'. That may be the intent or...
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    Profumum- Acqua Viva
    Annick Goutal - Eau D'Hadrien, Nuits D'Hadrien
    come immediately to mind. I'll probably choose from these.
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    Re: Whats up with Mancera?

    I tried a few samples. Kumqat Wood was my favorite. Loved the citrus opening but was a little disappointed that it didn't seem to last.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 3 July, 2014.

    http://m.rgbimg.com/cache1pVJV8/users/m/mi/micromoth/600/mSfiEoQ.jpg

    ​DelRae- Wit
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Grev- for instance, is highly strong and medicinal for 4-6 hours before it becomes tolerably mellow?
    one other, Rume, Sova, is compared to MKK​? (Sorry, not a fan) no, as I see it, these are...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Surely there's nothing new in controversial fragrances. I've seen people go crazy for Kouros comparing it to the breath of Angels while others swear it smells like someone peed himself.

    It...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/o7ok5z.jpg
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i57.tinypic.com/2gtvmsm.jpg
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i60.tinypic.com/xby9sg.jpg

    Small, Bohemian Czech piece. Gold scrollwork. (Brass)
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    I tried to photograph the mark. It's inside an oval.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i60.tinypic.com/2945sts.jpg
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i60.tinypic.com/11rww41.jpg

    Uranium or 'Vaseline' glass, Art Deco era. 'Made in Czechoslovakia' on bottom.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/r2rjh5.jpg

    Opaline jade green. Carved glass stopper. 'Made in France' in raised letters and paper label on bottom.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i62.tinypic.com/2lksitv.jpg

    Intact dauber.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2i1cgao.jpg

    Mauve and gold 'Devilbiss'?
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    What a life! I got to see otters in Minn. at the Itasca State Park. Never got very close, though. They are so appealing!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I wore Zahd ​from a sample from a kind BNer. It is pretty and unusual but I grew tired of it. It is sweet and I wanted to be rid of it after an hour. It was so strong it was almost impossible to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks again, Remik.

    FYI- I'm currently trying 15 new samples from LuckyScent and so far I haven't found one that I like.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Just as you were certain you would love everything Josh makes, I suppose.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thank-you, Remik. I am grateful for the chance to try these scents. I was not planning to order samples of them. Sorry they were not my taste
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    The thread-" What puts you off about a house" should be a clue. Yes, I was definitely put off by the misogynistic advertising. Coincidently, the perfumes were also a disappointment.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I wasn't aware that you had to agree to adore and praise every sample you review here on BaseNotes. Where does it it say that it in the by-laws? Believe me, if I had had liked these I would have said...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Slamming? I would like to have a chance to defend myself if you don't mind. I don't recall this incident and I don't believe it ever happened. Where is your proof?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Jive Hippo, what are your ulterior motives for loving this perfume even before you've smelled it?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I would like to mention that I was looking forward to reviewing these scents. I'm glad I was able to do so. It's too bad (I suppose) that we don't agree on whether they are wonderful or not. I had no...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I have reviewed 3 of these scents once before. I didn't love them but I didn't praise them. Is that excessive criticism? Frankly I'm puzzled that you feel I'm somehow being overly critical of this...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ok, so there's no ammonia, maybe it's just acrid. It just didn't agree with me and we don't like the same thing. Jeez, I don't see what the big deal is.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Believe me, I know whereof I speak. I've lived with cats all my life. I'm sorry, but that is what it smells like to me.

    It's humorous to me that my opinion is of such consequence. Who cares what a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    What sort of motive could I have for liking one house or fragrance and not another? Could it be that I am an individual with individual taste? You just don't happen to agree with me.

    If I pick up...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I truthfully have have no knowledge of or interest in how the fumes are constructed. All I care about is the end product. It just doesn't make it for me. Maybe all the super-duper concentrated stuff...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Pear & Olive- Linden blossom with a plastic-tinged swamp note.

    Baque- Amber and dust. Least offensive.

    Jeke- Just like the first guy I ever kissed who was chewing tobacco- disgusting.
    ...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I tried these with PurpleBird. I will post my reviews shortly. I feel I should preface them by saying that I am sure Josh is a perfectly nice, well-meaning person and perfumer. I have nothing against...
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    <a href="http://youtu.be/_6479QAJuz8" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">
    http://youtu.be/_6479QAJuz8http://youtu.be/_6479QAJuz8

    Heres a sweet dog vocabulary piece.
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    Re: Interesting concept....

    Yes, this would be interesting to know. I have a feeling it's a lot like signs of the zodiac- Scorpio? You should wear Shalimar and drink Piña Coladas. Unless you have blue eyes and work out on...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 30 June, 2014.

    http://i43.tinypic.com/eq1so3.jpg
    ​"Lobster Quadrille" by Joseph Cornell
    Caron-
    French CanCan
    parfum
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