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  1. Thread: Cartier Must

    by LoneFish
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    Cartier Must

    (I just accidentally posted this in Fragrance Industry, sorry mods! Reposting it here)

    It's impossible to find threads about this perfume because it is only 4 characters long, so I figured I would...
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    Re: Recommendation for a gift for my mom?

    Hey, thanks for all your suggestions. These all sound really great. Now I'm thinking I should get her a "classic" or "iconic" scent as she seems to enjoy these. I don't think I've ever smelled Y. ...
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    Recommendation for a gift for my mom?

    Hi folks! It's been a really long time since I've posted here - mostly because for the past few years I have been way too broke to let myself be tempted into spending money on more perfume!

    But I...
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    Re: This is what I call POOR customer service

    he ordered it on april 23, they didn't ship until may 1
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for May 2007)

    i didn't buy it but today i received a present in the mail 100 ml of allure sensuelle edp. . . i feel awful because i know these bottles can be pretty expensive . . . it was a tester but i'm sure it...
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    Re: Scenting hand fans--what would you spray?

    probably no specific blend but rather some sort of very simple floral scent such as rose, or jasmine, or oh yes gardenia . . .

    but i would love one of these things. i know this is what ladies...
  7. Thread: Ineke

    by LoneFish
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    Re: Ineke

    wow thanks for mentioning this, i looked at the website and they look very interesting, especially balmy days and derring-do. will definitely order the sample set, a very reasonable price
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    Re: Acqua Di Gio...Is there an alternative?

    2 scents that i think have the same essences you mentioned (clean, crisp, a tad fruity)

    are hermes

    Un Jardin sur le Nil

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    Un Jardin En Mediterranee
  9. Re: Fly the Stinky Skies: Start-up airline Skybus to sell fragrances...

    ok i think this is a terrible idea and won't make them money. i don't know why, i just can't imagine people buying perfume while on an airplane. one because the people who are interested in perfume...
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    Re: CK Contradiction gone sour?

    no never. i once bought a bottle of contradiction pure parfum on ebay, half an ounce for 15 dollars! i have my suspicions about whether it's real or not but it smells fantastic. i'm not sure if the...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella recommendations?

    quite possibly the STRANGEST scent i have ever smelled was a SMN scent and it is killing me trying to remember it. it is one of those things that was just so weird and bizarre but months later i find...
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    Re: Male Fragrance that exudes sex

    alwyas ha been always will bee fahrenheit
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    Re: Burberry London Bomb

    the old london though is still packaged in the same bottle, a squat ovular round thing. i haven't had muche xperience with the new london but i absoltuely love the old london actually. the drydown is...
  14. Re: Attention Macy's Shoppers..or any retial shopper..

    don't worry, you weren't ripped off. a bottle that's just a few years older won't kill you, and it won't necessarily kill the frag. if you love it how it is why does it matter? just wear it, believe...
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    Re: Fragrance for a 14yo Niece - Suggestions?

    i would recommend something in guerlain's aqua allegoria line. for example, yesterday i was sniffing duty free yet again (charles de gaulle once again screwed me over like the assholes they are,...
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver; Decent Deal?

    yeah, there's a website (with tons of different domain names) that is famous for doing this a lot. i guess you might have ordered from one of them? order from scentedmonkey, i never have but i hear...
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    Re: gardenia or simple creamy white flowers

    gardenia is my favorite flower but almost every gardenia i have bought has developed some sort of disease and never bloomed :( really crushing
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    Re: shaking cologne?

    you know how on most perfume bottles there's the spray mechanism and the ring around it that you sort of push the spray mechanism into? does that make any sense? like you have the sprayer and the...
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    Re: gardenia or simple creamy white flowers

    well a very cheap one that i like a lot is elizabeth taylor's gardenia
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver; Decent Deal?

    yes you got a very good deal. not especially unusual (have seen similar deals) but i have yet to see a better deal so what else can you ask for?

    i am a girl who doesn't wear guerlain vetiver but i...
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    Re: Where to get Santa Maria Novella in Germany?

    i think i've mentioned this in another thread, but i was in the shop in december and actually i remember the bottles being closer to 40 euros. it could be i was remembering wrong. it was a poor time...
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    Re: Mitsouko -new or old?

    well, you know what i say, if it smells good, that's all that matters right?
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    Re: People around you and their comments

    (ps dante i love your avatar, ha ha)

    my opinion on this is my opinion on most things that concern matters of taste. is something is interesting then it is bound to draw criticism as well as...
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    Re: Crown Perfumery "Must Have's"

    i've only tried one - eau de russe (but i am dying to try more) and i LOVE eau de russe. i hardly wear it just 'cause i just have a 5 ml decant and i love it that much. really wonderful...
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    Re: Pour monsieur (1955) Chanel

    i love this scent too. so heavenly. just smells so rich and luxurious.
  26. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    well, i don't mean samples so much as decants, like 5-15 ml or so. this really is my new thinking on the whole thing. i've realized that if i were to buy bottles of every frag i'm interested in or...
  27. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    honestly i'd spend most of that money on samples/decants. . . but i could list some if you have a bout a year to read it ;)
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    Re: Floral fragrances for men

    caron pour un homme - lavender. love this guy.
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    Re: test driving allure sensuelle

    aha! now that you mention it, i think i agree. and i find black orchid similar to ck's euphoria so there's another degree of separation.
  30. Re: When to put on cologne...stay with me here.lol

    ok well i personally never understand why people shower in the morning. it's not like sleeping is such a strenuous activity that if you shower at night you won't still be clean the next morning. and...
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    Re: "male"scents on women?

    no, sorry no thoughts on those particular scents but your thread reminded me about my own little discovery, burberry touch for men, on me, is pretty nice. imo. i bought this for the boy about a year...
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    Re: test driving allure sensuelle

    ha ha, finding scents i love is no problem for me. sometimes i wish i could find more scents to hate. i have a list of wanted frags about a mile long. . . yes maybe it is coco mademoiselle or...
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    test driving allure sensuelle

    sprayed my wrist with it when i went to the mall. goddamn, i am so taken with this frag and i don't even know why. honestly it doesn't smell that original to me. it reminds me of something so bad but...
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    Re: am i digressing back to prebasenotes?

    you know which scent i like? antonio banderas's deoderant. what's it called? i like it a lot. - aha mediteraneo. ok apparently it's an edt too but i have only smelled it in deodorant form and i like!
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    Re: The Cumming Towelette

    can't comment on cumming but i can comment on truffle. and to be blunt, truffle tastes kind of like cumming.
  36. Re: fragrance you are wearing dessert tonight and beverage

    OK I'll bite, tonight is one of those rare nights where I actually had dessert (no I'm not a diet fanatic just one of those strange people that doesn't really like sweet things, strange because I...
  37. airport waits at least provide fun sniffing

    ok i had the worst time in airports yesterday, including a 7 hour wait in CDG because my flight arrived late and i missed my connection. the only good thing was getting to sniff the perfumes there...
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    Re: My Mitsouko...

    i have tried the edp and the edt and i think i might actually prefer the edt. well i have a 75 ml bottle of the edp and it was a 1 ml decant of edt that i had a long time ago so as of now i am...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    shalimarmitsoukoaepampelunel'heurebleuejardinsdebagatellesamsaramahora ok i am in :)
  40. Re: Vindicated! Guerlain is the Best Fragrance House

    i think the win is rather easy to explain, more people who voted happened to agree with you than agree with other people who think another perfume house is the best. it's pretty much that simple, i...
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    My mother does not have the hording/addictive mentality that I am prone to so her collection is and never has been too substantial (actually it's funny, before i even got into perfume myself i would...
  42. Re: an existential/zen question about fake fragrance

    hm, i smelled beyond paradise in a department store and i am positive it was the real deal but i did not like it at all, regardless,o well everyone has their own tastes right. i am amazed that you...
  43. Re: an existential/zen question about fake fragrance

    You all raise interesting points. As far as the ethical question goes, it certainly is a pretty complicated one that a lot of people would probably disagree on. I suppose what my point of view is...
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    Re: A gentle fragrance to help heal - sorry sad

    my first thought was vintage white shoulders, i think the definition of comforting frag, but it is kind of hard to get hold of, so maybe blush by marc jacobs?

    best wishes :(
  45. an existential/zen question about fake fragrance

    what is the sound of one hand clapping?

    no not really, what i really want to know is if a fragrance smells great with good lasting power does it matter if it's fake or not? obviously it matters...
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    Re: best mineral foundation?

    Sherrie, if your only problem was color then I do definitely recommend you try Jane Iredale (except it is more expensive than BE) but they divide it by neutral, yellow undertones, and blue undertones...
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    Re: Marie Antoinette's Perfume Restored

    it this the one called sillage de la reine? i hope so 'cause if not that would mean there are 2 ridiculously expensive perfumes based on this woman. i read about this in vogue several months ago (the...
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    Re: what smells like an eastern orthodox church?

    wow THANK you. this sounds absolutely perfect. i definitely need to try this.
  49. Re: What scents, for you, epitomize feminine seduction?

    Hmm, I don't know. Most oriental perfumes, especially if there's vanilla in there. Also, I know there are arguments about whether Rose is sexy or unsexy but I always find rose accords very seductive...
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    what smells like an eastern orthodox church?

    ok i know we discuss incensey fragrances and messe de minuit is still on one of my must try lists but maybe the discussion is usually in the context of the roman catholic church smell -- kind of dank...
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    Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    I sample close friends/family's perfume a lot but i don't consider it "secret" even if they're not there 'cause i don't think of it as something they would really care about me doing. i'm far away...
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    Re: best mineral foundation?

    wow, so it looks like bare minerals is a really popular brand. i had been considering trying it out but on makeupalley people seem to like jane iredale more so i figured i may as well stick with...
  53. Thread: Black Orchid

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    Re: Black Orchid

    wanted to chime in on this fairly old discussion because today in my vogue magazine there was a little moistened cloth that i could rub on my pulse points with black orchid -- sad to say i...
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    best mineral foundation?

    hi, i wanted to ask for peoples' opinions on mineral foundation. i discovered it relatively recently -- about a year or so ago, i don't remember why but it was an eye-opener for me. i have sensitive...
  55. Re: Please spare two minutes for a newbie seeking advice

    One scent immediately came to mind for me and that is the original white shoulders by Evyan (do NOT buy the new version put out by parfums international.) This scent was very kindly pointed out to me...
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    Re: Can we please discuss Shalimar?

    just wanna chime in on the shhalimar convo for a sec. i have been very unfortunate to have never smelled the edp or parfum but i actually really really love the edt. maybe it is simply because i...
  57. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    I worry about over-applying a lot. When I spray it is almost always between 1-3 sprays. (One for say Mitsouko EDP, 3 for Bulgari Green Tea) When I have a roll-on fragrance I dab my wrists, my neck,...
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    Re: Spraying on Pets?

    i don't think i ever sprayed any of my dogs, but one time i was hugging one of my dogs and she smelled really nice! I couldn't figure out why for the longest time. Occasionally she would just smell...
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    Re: i Profumi di Firenze

    yeah, looking back on it, i sort of regret not getting that thing at santa maria novella, although if i'd gotten that i never would have gotten the IPDF so no biggie really. but i simply did not have...
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    Re: i Profumi di Firenze

    hey, i am glad to see this topic. i just got back from florence and had the pleasure of getting to sniff quite a few of these. unfortunately i had a head cold so my nose wasn't working too well, and...
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    Re: Aqua Allegorias in Marshalls

    thanks for the tips folks, i now have a bottle of mentafollia. makes me wish it was winter, and i hate winter! the minty-ness is good for this hot weather too though, but i'm really interested to see...
  62. Re: Going back where it all started: the Classic Guerlains

    It's so interesting you say that, because I keep thinking that it's so futile with the infinite number of perfumes out there, to even begin to know what to get, etc. But I really think that I would...
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    Re: Murmure (Van Cleef & Arpels)

    hmmm interesting idea . . . i don't know if i have any unfragranced lotion though, the closes i have is cocoa butter and that kinhd of has a smell. maybe i'll try putting it in a roll-on bottle and...
  64. Re: For the "sophisticated luxury mobile phone use

    wow, isn't that taking the concept of "niche" a little too far ;D

    don't mind me . . .
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    Murmure (Van Cleef & Arpels)

    Let's discuss this interesting frag!!!!!!!! By way of discussing this frag I will tell a story -- I had a birthday recently and my mom gave me a bottle of this (must have been on sale at Marshall's...
  66. Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Crown Perfumery's Eau de Russe -- such a great scent!! And similar to Shalimar. Unfortunately I am slightly allergic to it but I have such sensitive skin, really, what doesn't give me a rash should...
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    Re: Floris China Rose

    hi, i'm pretty fond of this scent. it is very easy to over-apply and for the first 20 mins or so it's a bit much, but it dries down to something really wonderful. the key is moderation!
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    Re: First image of Insolence by Guerlain!

    Hm, so can we guess what the frag is like from the bottle? I don't know if we already know anything else about it. If anyone does please share. The bottle does look like a rose, but the liquid looks...
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    Re: Shalimar Eau Legere/Light

    Well I wore this today and it is just perfect for this weather! (80 degrees, slightly humid but not overly so.) So edible . . absolutely love this scent. I find it calming too, like often I wear it...
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    Re: My father is furious over Basenotes

    Funny, I was chatting with my mom once on IM while looking at ebay, and I saw a used bottle of messe de minuit for a buy it now price of 9.99 ( :o) I mentioned it to my mom and asked her if I should...
  71. Re: Guerlain 'Meteorites' in extrait, parfum or ED

    well luckily today and yesterday i've had more luck with it -- maybe it's 'cause the weather is warmer, and 'cause i got over my cold, and 'cause i held it far away and sprayed nice, but now i am...
  72. Re: Guerlain 'Meteorites' in extrait, parfum or ED

    wow, sounds great, i wil l have to buy even though i promised myself i wouldn't for a long time. . . got a bottle of jardins de bagatelle recently and for some reason it's not agreeing with me at all...
  73. Re: Guerlain 'Meteorites' in extrait, parfum or ED

    is this a good scent? the price on the discount sites is so tempting . . .
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    Re: whats the best scent when your drunk

    for some reason whenever i go out drinking i wear l'air du temps. (yes i'm a lady). couldn't tell you why but there you go.
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    Re: What Rose fragrances do you like?

    i want to add my vote for annick goutal's ce soir ou jamais!! if you want a pure rose this is it. it's often described as "lush" but i see it as pure, also i personally would consider it "clean" even...
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    Re: SotD Friday 14 April

    Wow, you're a much better student than I am, you study 2 weeks before finals and I consider it a victory if I am able to force myself to do it 2 days beforehand, lately it's been more like 2 hours...
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    Re: Mitsouko EDP v.s. EDT

    Heh, well actually I do sort of agree with you. I agree the edt is fresher and the edp is mossier. I suppose the edt is more citrusy, but to me not as much as that pungent bergamot. Well to each his...
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    Re: Mitsouko EDP v.s. EDT

    WOW

    how much was it going for??

    I also have a bottle of the EDP but I have also had experience with EDT.

    I think one of the main differences is that the EDT has less bergamot/citrus going...
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    Re: In praise of Luckyscent

    so does it smell like a real gardenia?

    i figure if you paid that much they really should make sure the bottle is perfect but i agree that it is nice of them to actually promptly do what they...
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    Re: the great thing about strong perfumes

    I was telling a friend about it on IM while I was eating, had a flashback and promptly lost my appetite. Time to reapply?

    Funny, though, because although the disgusting guy in question was a...
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    Re: Sex&the City:the results :)

    well i voted charlotte 'cause that's the result i got on the quiz but looking at the different wardrobes i think mine resembles carrie the most maybe i didn't answer the quiz right, charlotte only...
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    Re: the great thing about strong perfumes

    oh, thanks, boy am i dense

    re: exposure to stinky, i think the best cure is prevention, avoid stinky at all costs. the moment he left i took out the spray bottle of febreeze and squirted the seat...
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    Re: the great thing about strong perfumes

    but i love the way coffee smells :(

    also, i spelled kooky wrong i'm sorry
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    Re: anyone acquainted with eau de dali?

    interesno!! thank you so much, sounds wonderful. do you remember anything specific about the way salvador dali pour femme smells?
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    the great thing about strong perfumes

    okay, this is kind of a kookie story, so bear with me. but today due to circumstances out of my control i had to be in the car with somebody who i can't stand for about 3 hours. and i know they say...
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    Re: Free Nautica Voyage Sample

    ok someone help me i keep trying to fill this form out but i can never figure out how to submit it what the hell??? >:(
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    anyone acquainted with eau de dali?

    i've heard interesting things about salvador dali pour homme (or something like that, i forget exactly which scent is the interesting one)

    i don't know if eau de dali is the female equivalent of...
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    Re: Luscious Cargo - trouble at mill?

    Wow, you ordered it in January and they are posting it in April? That is quite possibly the craziest thing I have heard, they should really give you a partial refund or something.

    In other news I...
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    Re: Oscar pour lui or Oscar for Men?

    no, not vetiver, like the smell of mowing the lawn during the summer ;D
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    Re: Oscar pour lui or Oscar for Men?

    can't tell you which to choose since i don't know what pour lui is like but i like oscar a lot! i've said this before but to me it smells like freshly-cut grass and it's wonderful.
  91. Re: What's your all-purpose "standby" fragrance?

    i think it's a phase i'm going through at the moment, i'm sure it relates to being tired and burned out and not really wanting anything i have to think about

    but recently my stand-by fragrance has...
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    Re: Luscious Cargo - trouble at mill?

    I don't have any advice except it sounds like time to give them a phone call! I know it must be a pain to call internationally but that's the only solution I can think of

    PS I found their phone...
  93. Thread: "lucky"?

    by LoneFish
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    Re: "lucky"?

    sounds like lucky you to me

    funny, i also have a bottle of lucky you i like to spray around the room :)
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    Re: What do you choose for "extreme moods"?

    My new "extreme mood" discovery is men's fragrance

    I recently discovered that it was fun to wear Fahrenheit 0 degrees when I'm in a certain type of mood often related to sleep deprived

    and now...
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    Re: Perfume for Maths Teacher

    You know a lot of women do wear Pi maybe you should still get her that, explain to her that it's too perfect not to get her and if she feels weird wearing it maybe she has a husband or what have you...
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    Re: M7 at Marshall's

    i saw it at tj maxx and they had deoderant, after shave (splash and lotion) and edt but no shower gel. too bad because my guy sprayed it (i know i knowa gainst store policy but the box was open you...
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    Re: Buying Samples - Any ideas.

    you seem to have similar tastes to me :)

    so i will recommend to you . . . l'artisan- voleur de roses

    i'll also recommend to you two that i want to try but haven't yet (plan on buying samples...
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    Re: please help me find this smell

    you know i have a kerastase product too, shampoo for getting chlorine out (in my case)

    it smells like goat's milk, i believe

    don't know if any perfumes with goat's milk exist but that's about...
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    Re: A Question for the women

    Oh, I suppose that's true :(

    I just assumed Train B left at 11 'cause I don't know, I have a cognitive disorder maybe :'(

    Well I enjoyed doing the problem even if it was just a joke :-/
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    Re: A Blending Question for Joe Joe

    I'm having a really boring night so I went on google maps and I believe your best bet would be to wait near Greenfield, Wisconsin. Well, actually depending on the train route Milwaukee would be an...
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