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    Poll: Re: The only Tom Ford's you would buy

    From that list, Sahara Noir, but I'd also scour the web for an extra bottle of Amber Absolute, Moss Breches, or Purple Patchouli.
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    Une Fleur de Cassie for me (not on the list). I'm not a fan of the line, but i do like that one.
  3. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Was it phased out? I think it's one of the few good things that Mugler has done, and it's way, way ballsier than the sickly sugar-bombs on the men's side.
  4. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    It speaks volumes, doesn't it?

    I think this discussion has run its course. If you have a concern about a thread, get in touch with the mods / admin or flag the post and we'll take a look. If you...
  5. Re: Peety liquid has particles floating around?

    Heh. I bought a bottle of Bois d'Ascese today and there's a little bug floating around in it :)
  6. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    This is a good point; I'd never really thought of it like that before. In this sense, reading about people's experience with compliments is really just adding another level of descriptive terminology...
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    Re: A Message To Our Community

    What a great idea! Nicely done :)
  8. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    No. It wasn't just your posts that were deleted from the thread, you just happened to throw out the most insults.

    What I am going to do is to ask you both to politely take a break from posting in...
  9. Re: Peety liquid has particles floating around?

    It's totally possible that it wasn't filtered completely, but it really shouldn't be anything to worry about. A lot of materials used in perfumery have some residue, and it's inevitable that some...
  10. Thread: Compliments

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    Re: Compliments

    Hey guys, those of you bickering over perfume, mellow it out a little!

    People wear fragrance for many reasons, and it doesn't necessarily mean that they're selfish assholes who insist on invading...
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    Re: Compliments ... and hooking up afterwards

    Okay, I think that's enough. Let's try and elevate discussion above pre-teen level, shall we?
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    Re: L'Orpheline by Serge Lutens

    I was also underwhelmed by it but I suspect that, more than some, this is one that warrants dedicated exploration. I plan to revisit it soon.
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    Bottega veneta pour homme

    That was my experience with it as well, only I'd add at least six more "verys". Kind of interesting on the card, but horrifying on the skin.
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    Re: Name your best, yet LIGHTEST scent

    I actually find Midnight in Paris to be somewhat loud, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt. CdG's Odeur 53 and 71, Nu_Be's Oxygen are pretty great industrial/minimalist affairs. L'Orpheline...
  15. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Very disappointing to hear that you would do something like this. And I disagree that it worked beautifully.
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    Re: Your own avatar.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=34603&stc=1
  17. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Well, we've considered the possibility of resurrecting that forum with some slight modifications, but it's still up in the air, and Grant should really speak to that more than myself or furrypine. It...
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    Re: Glass Droppers

    I actually lost quite a bit of material to evaporation through those glass dropper cap things. I switched to the disposables, but usually if I'm working on a blend (rare these days), I'll attack the...
  19. Re: Sure F*ck Cologne What the heck ? Someone has this ?

    I figured it was fake at first, but that packaging is cheap $2 packaging that you can get from most bottle suppliers, so I'm guessing someone actually put it out there! Someone's gonna go for it, but...
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    I gotta go with Tabac Aurea as well, I think. I would also suggest Kalemat Black. The tobacco isn't anything too fantastic (I think it's tobacco, at least!), but the honeyed complexity is kind of...
  21. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Who says we didn't?
  22. Re: What fragrance would the Prophet Muhammad wear?

    lame
  23. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    You'd think, right? But Basenoters keep making the threads and Basenoters keep responding to them! This one included! :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Gah! :angry: I'd make a crappy spokesman for anyone, trust me!

    FWIW: There are quite a few new scents on the horizon—some of which have been in the works for years now. It's still up in the air as...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Perhaps initially, but once you realize that there are plenty of $300 "niche" scents that are utter trash or they're simply commercial endeavors masquerading as niche AND that some really great...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Incense can go a tad metallic—or at least sharp and bitter, but that's sort of by design. One of the touchstones of Incense is CdG's Avignon which has sharp opening, but it quickly becomes a...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    A bit of a wild card, but you might also try Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain. It's really an amber, but it's a dry and dusty one with a grip of resins. Extremely strong though—apply with a q-tip.
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    Re: Fragrances that smell exactly like things

    Almost anything in the CB I Hate Perfume line is photorealistic. He's the master of realism, but his scents are very fleeting snapshot.

    The recent Noise by Ephemera conjures up one of the most...
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Got it! Yes, I think Sahara Noir might be a good option, also Bois d'Ascese by Naomi Goodsir (a tad smoky). Incense Pure by Sonoma Scent Studio is very much a resinous scent.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Actually, yes—that really would! You might also take a look at Ambre 114 by Histoires de Parfums which is more of a true, reference amber.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Gatsby is an old scent from the 80s that's dominated by honey. It's made by a line called Pacoma.
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    Re: Genuine Resin Fragrance?

    Hmmm. It's a little tricky to figure out what you're after here as your post seems to point to a few different things.

    Amber, in modern perfumery, is what's called a "fantasy accord." Amber...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Weird! I don't know what happened with the multi-post thing, but I just deleted a bunch of dupes.
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    Re: Malle is underappreciated

    I completely agree.
  35. Re: Calling on all Narciso Rodriguez for Him fans and owners

    It's an interesting scent, but it's not musky or amber-y in the same way that something like PG's L'Ombre Fauve, Mazzolari's Lui, or ERH1012's Dead Of Night are amber-musks (sorry, I missed your...
  36. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I’m 110% in favor of these kind of collaborations (the IAO has been highlighting a number of similarly developed projects for the past couple of years), but I don’t get the impression that this...
  37. Re: This thread is setting off my anti-virus software.

    Hmm. I'm not seeing anything suspicious, but maybe Grant can have a look.
  38. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    LOL! Sowwy!
  39. Re: have you ever prefer the women version of a fragrance than the men version?

    Totally agree. I think Epic Man is awful, but Epic Lady is epic.

    So yes, OP. Quite often—especially with Amouage.
  40. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I've been trying to figure out that base since I got the samples because (and I'm pretty sure I'm the only one who experienced this so far), Drone became suspiciously Cuiron-esque about 4 hours in....
  41. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    It's interesting alright. It accomplishes a very specific effect very well, but I found that there wasn't much more to it than the opening "trick." It smells like fried circuitry and it's the one...
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    Re: For Fans Of Guerlain L'Homme Ideal...

    I've yet to try this scent as I haven't seen it around, but from everything I've read and heard from both hardcore Guerlainophiles and more mainstream fans, this seems to be exactly what Guerlain...
  43. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Zero, hopefully.
  44. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Oh, I think I could. They have a real streamlined and clear concept going. Perhaps not as immediately complex as more traditional styles, but I suspect there's quite a bit to look at here. I think...
  45. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    I'm working my way through these right now as well. My initial impression is that they're well put together with a more trendy contemporary-future aesthetic as opposed to being, say, genuinely ahead...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Vikt in the new bottle

    It's the extrait iteration with more of an anise / licorice feel. There are two Vikts: The original (2009-ish) was a metallic, vegetal type thing and the most recent version (2012-ish) takes the more...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    I think Palm Beach ran a split before I did and was then scurred to run another because of the ventilation required when splitting it :grin:. I couldn't get rid of the smell for like a week, but it...
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    This is a bit of a dodgy list as many of 2014's best scents are missing (Maai was the clear winner for 2014 for me by a long shot). But from the list I thought Cuir d'Ange was fun, Cuir Cannage was...
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    Re: Norma Kamali incense

    I think it was $1200 for 500ml when I bought that massive jug. It's not much $ per ml, but it's totally extinct now so quite a bit more valuable.
  50. Re: 40% off HEELEY fragrances at La Petite Parfumerie

    Diane sent me a quick stock update. For those interested, these are all 40% off:

    From Heeley:

    4 Coccobello
    2 Cuir Pleine Fleur
    2 Sel Marin
    2 St Clements
    6 Menthe Fraiche
    3 Bubblegum Chic
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    Interesting!

    I've only tried Kalemat Black, so perhaps it's a little different, but I actually found Raghba to be a base blend that's used in Kalemat Black. I think you can get Raghba for around...
  52. Re: New! New! New! Unprecedented Vintages and the Avant-Garde

    Good point. There maybe a number of scents from the past that have disappeared from view because they were as challenging then as they would be today. Djedi might be an example of this although I...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Exceptionally good US-based line with bottle sizes from 5ml to 34ml available. High quality materials with impeccable blends across the board. Generally revered amongst the community. And yes, there...
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    That's odd! Memoir Man is largely Iso E at its core and Interlude is a textbook sweet woodyamber base. Totally different bases really.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    Exactly. It's a cetalox/civet blend with an oliffac type material that does a fine job of approximating ambergris and sandalwood, but it's pretty synthy when compared with actual ambergris and...
  56. Re: 40% off HEELEY fragrances at La Petite Parfumerie

    Thanks for posting this! I was on the fence about grabbing a bottle of Sel Marin and the great price pushed me over.

    Also at 40% off is Caligna by L'Artisan, 50ml and 100ml and Tra La La by...
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    Re: Old Pharmacies and Vintage Fragrances

    Sounds great, Oviatt! I actually really like El Sereno, and it borders South Pasadena—which has a ton of antique shops where good finds pop up now and again. Even though I'm not very up-to-speed on...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Ha!

    I'm with David—the bottle means nothing to me at the end of the day. I actually find that some of the most popular lines discussed around here to have very blingy/tacky bottles, but I don't...
  59. Re: New! New! New! Unprecedented Vintages and the Avant-Garde

    Oh, I haven't tried that one for a while! Must revisit, in EdP form!
  60. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    One of the best Chai Tea scents that I've run across is Un Crime Exotique, but it splits its time between chai and gingerbread. I find it to be one of the better Guillaume creations.
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    As an aside, if anyone's looking at Interlude Man, this is an astonishingly close replica (and I don't say that lightly):...
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    Re: What is you favorite Amouge and why?

    I think Memoir Man is probably my favorite, followed by Tribute and Fate Man. Memoir Man is just a great moody scent—kind of a big bummer perfume. Tribute is one of those scents that wears you, but...
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    It doesn't smell much like patchouli at all. It's really a big, heavy tar-like leather scent for the most part. Extremely smoky. Compared to the Tom Ford, it's far more modern and avant-garde whereas...
  64. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    Remik, there's a 50ml available in that style, but they're crimp-top only as far as I know. http://www.saverglass.com/sites/default/files/fiche_oslo_2.pdf
  65. Re: First ever perfume finished with a crimped bottle......

    Looks great, Mumsy! I'm a fan of that bottle style as well. Congrats on the final finesse!
  66. Re: New! New! New! Unprecedented Vintages and the Avant-Garde

    ^ You know, I never noticed the age of GIT before. It's a scent that, to me at least, seems quite replicated these days (even Axe has a scent that smells a bit GIT-y to me), but I wonder just how...
  67. New! New! New! Unprecedented Vintages and the Avant-Garde

    Although the impetus to innovate and the appeal of "new new new" isn't always the best approach in fragrance, what vintage perfumes (loosely defined) still smell cutting-edge or utterly original to...
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    ^ I agree with Scentgardens about a little going a long way—I think I'd be happy with just 15ml of that stuff myself, but that's because it'd be more occasional. But to play devil's advocate and go...
  69. Thread: Orto Parisi

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    Re: Orto Parisi

    My reviews are up, but they're not positive. I can see some appeal for people who like really loud, convoluted, almost cartoon-like scents, but a love for the Black Afgano woody-amber aesthetic is a...
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    Re: What are your worst blind buys?

    I rarely buy anything blind, but some really great sale prices prompted me to pick up a few things that, if I'd given them a shot ahead of time, I wouldn't have bothered. Although none were "the...
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    Re: Fragrance that smells of urine?

    Well, there are some natural coniferous materials that have an acrid character to them than can smell a bit like ammonia, and there are also some aroma chemicals that produce the "urinal"-type soapy...
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    Re: Patchouli 24 Feedback

    Well, it's a very strong fragrance that it's possible to grow tired of if you wear it all the time. The 15ml is a nice choice, but the 50ml certainly gives you better value for money as well as...
  73. Re: Star Fucker, Fetish Sailor, Fetish Spank...outrageous names ! and some high ratings - Opus Oils

    I agree! I'm all for a bit of irreverence in perfumery. Although I'm not expecting much from the scents, I'd rather see perfume named like this than groan-worthy names like "Scandal" or "Reckless" or...
  74. Re: I don't like aquatics, but feel like I need a "fresh" option. Recommendations?

    I can't do calone aquatics either—headache-inducing for me. Lush's Dirty is my fresh option of choice. It seems a bit listerine at first, but turns a touch more herbal. It's basically a very strong...
  75. How do you feel about Byredo Mojave Ghost (2014)?

    Very, very bad for me, I'm afraid.
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    Re: Encre Noir : I smell licorice and olives.

    Vetiver has a number of profiles to it based on where the material is sourced and the methods used. Furthermore, it can be deployed in perfumes in even more ways—oftentimes not distinguishable as...
  77. Re: Ephemera: Geza Schoen + Kode9 + Ben Frost + Tim Hecker

    Thanks so much for introducing these, Alfarom! I'm intrigued by the concept and overall approach to this project. The audio is quite evocative and seems well suited to the kind of aesthetic that...
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    Ha! Same with mine. I keep meaning to decant them but haven't got around to it yet.
  79. Re: What We Do Is Secret launches pure Galaxolide fragrance

    Pretty much!

    There really is a market for this kind of thing, too. I mean, not just based on the gimmicky stuff that was tacked onto Molecule 01 (pheremones etc.), but simple, linear, easy to wear...
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    Re: How is A Lab on fire?

    I'd certainly give them a sniff if you can and decide for yourself, but I wouldn't go too far out of your way for them. I own What We Do In Paris Is Secret which is the Ropion one. It's very powdery...
  81. Re: Basenotes is fairly well moderated (screenshot from another forum)

    Well yep, that's some perspective right there!

    But as others have noted, there's really not that much moderation here. The community is quite self-aware and respectful for the most part.
  82. Re: What We Do Is Secret launches pure Galaxolide fragrance

    I actually enjoy and wear solinotes myself quite often (cetalox is a current fav), but this is crazy. However, it's testament to the way solid packaging and a few lines of BS can work wonders. Now...
  83. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    This discussion has clearly run its course. The arguments are going in circles without gaining any traction and nothing productive will come of it at this rate.

    TL;DR (I’ve bolded the key stuff)....
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    Re: The Gap Individuals line

    I have The Original and The Lover from this line. They are cheap (in all senses), but great value for what they are. Personally, I prefer The Lover to The Original, but they're standouts for this...
  85. Re: New brand Brooklyn Perfume Company with four fragrances

    I have heard horror stories about this musk. It sounds like it's right up my alley!
  86. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet Or Powder

    Back to Black is great, but It's definitely a sweet fragrance and one of the most powdery things I've ever smelled. It is very good, but given your criteria, it sounds like your idea of hell.
    ...
  87. Thread: Help please!

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    Re: Help please!

    Sahara Noir by quite a stretch, for me! The Montale is anything BUT warm.
  88. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Oh, I wasn't referring to your involvement with the group at all—I was simply noting that it exists, signifying that the term has some valence on the site and some value to members of the community....
  89. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Look, Basenotes is not about to start policing people's language. It's one thing to try and show people how certain terms can be problematic, but it's another thing to announce a mission to eradicate...
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    Re: Kalemat by Arabian Oud

    I have Kalemat Black and it's really great (I hear it's quite similar to Kalemat). To me, it's like a merger of Absolue pour le Soir, Back to Black, and Interlude Man. It's a little trashy in its...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    I just noticed that the other day as well. Not sure what's going on there, tbh. Luca gave it 4/5 stars though.
  92. Re: Congrats to Mr. Bartlett and Pell Wall perfumes!

    Fantastic! Congrats, Chris!
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    Re: The very worst of 2014

    There were far too many release this year in general. While there were a few great scents, there was also a lot of meh, and these were some of the one's I'd describe as lousy:

    Pretty much the...
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    Re: Best of 2014 Designer Edition.

    There were a few, for sure:

    Hermes Cuir d'Ange — a great, weirdo leather
    Dior's Cuir Canage — solid floral leather, if not a bit redundant
    Narciso's Narciso — top-notch milky floral
    Comme des...
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    Re: Orris Root Absolute

    I can't imagine that Dior is actually using good orris in mass-produced scents. That lipstick-iris effect is most likely a synthetic blend, but there may be materials such as irival being used in...
  96. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    Speed issues today, anyone? Just me?
  97. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Maybe we can bring this conversation to a head a little?

    While it might be said "old lady" and "old man" don't directly objectify in quite the same way that other terms do "PD, BD, MILF, DILF (?)...
  98. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Well, that's a new one! Damn!
  99. Re: State your favorite fragrance from each of these houses

    For me, it would look something like this:

    Serge Lutens: De Profundis / Sarrasins
    Byredo: M/Mink
    Frapin: Not a fan
    L'Artisan Parfumeur: Passage d'Enfer
    Olfactive Studio: Chambre Noir...
  100. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    [QUOTE=FrouFrou;3327639]I have not read all comments which use the ''Old Lady'' description, but I have not seen it used in a positive light./QUOTE]

    I do agree—I really can't think of many (if...
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