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  1. Thread: Bijan for man

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    Re: Bijan for man

    Nope in my experience. You're right it is(was) an atomic bomb of stinkage.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, September 14, 2014

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    Something for the fall and winter. Frankincense, cloves, rum and wood.
    Very nice.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2014

    Today I'm testing Noir d'Orient from EVODY. Quite dark and spicey. Frankincense, cloves, booze and wood. A potent combo.
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    Re: My collection, three months in.

    Yes, you do have to watch your "vegetables" Thats priceless. Your collection looks very nice.

    Cheers Rex
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, September 4, 2014

    SORRENTINO PLUM-Parfums Bombay 1950 (from sample)

    Think JOOP Homme Intense (a scrubber for me)
  6. Re: Looking for smoky and leather frags, with HUGE longevity/sillage

    +1, SMN Peau d'Espagne-a take-no-prisoners leather. As was noted by @sophisticatedscent you will be noticed.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 29, 2014

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    Re: O'Driu: Peety vs Eva Kant

    Im a fan of both. If forced to choose I guess Eva Kant. As was noted, they are different animals.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 28, 2014

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    AMBER TANGERI-Parfums Bombay 1950

    top-bergamot, cistus labdanum, coriander
    mid-geranium, rose, amber, styrax, opoponax
    Bottom-vanilla, patch.,musk
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    Hell yes. Pizza, Thai, Vietnamese etc etc...... Where is my sandwhich?
  11. Thread: a true incense

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    Re: a true incense

    NK Incense-probably one of the best out there.
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    While the top and mid are the same the drydown is a bit darker.

    Completely agree with LUI, you should give AUGUSTO a try, its one of the three new fragrances from this house. A lavender/mint...
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    Re: What's the one ingredient you hate?

    Tomato leaf, oud and rose.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August 23, 2014

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    Parfums Bombay 1950-coffee, patch. wood and incense-very interesting combo.
  15. Thread: Gentleman?

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    Re: Gentleman?

    Chypre Palatin-MDCI
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

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    Mazzolari-Augusto
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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    Le Galion-Special for Gentlemen (from a sample) Nice stuff. FBW
  18. Re: Sienne L'Hiver is nothing but Olives in Heavy Powder!

    Perhaps a sniff of Python/Trussardi, or Bitter End by Roads. I cannot vouch for the Trussardi but the olive note in Bitter End is used to mute the wild mint note. If you have access Vis et Honor...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

    COPACABANA-Parfums Bombay 1950


    An attractive "eastern gourmand"
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

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    NUIT ROUGE-A. Alessandria(sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 17, 2014

    YUBRIS-Cerchi Nell'acqua (from a sample)
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    Re: SOTD:: Saturdayy, August 16, 2014

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    Carner-El Born(from sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 15, 2014

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    Mazzolari-Augusto (from a sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

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    Parfums Bombay 1950-Monte Carlo Gold


    A warm buttery scent. Unisex fruity with a touch of clove, tonka and opoponax.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2014

    Well, this month and part of September will be testing the full line from Parfums Bombay 1950. A total of 22. Yikes!
  26. Re: New (?) Italian line, Parfums Bombay 1950, anyone tried them?

    I received a nicely packaged parcel today from Parfums Bombay 1950. I received samples of the entire line(22 samples)Each is 1.6mls.
    The samples were housed in a hard white coffret with dried...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 12, 2014

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    Serge Lutens-Orpheline

    Long on duration and sillage. This is an intriguing scent of cedar, cashmeran, patch. and frankinsence(with elemi, I think). And add just a touch(very light...
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    Re: Roads - new perfume brand

    I have tried BITTER END. It is a nice fougere-like fragrance. The mint note should've been omitted. It seemed out of place with the other earthy notes. Not fbw imo.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 11, 2014

    Diptyque-OYEDO
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    Re: Can U recommend Y?

    Defintely give CHYPRE PALATIN from MDCI. Its a stunning fragrance. A green oriental chypre from B. Duchafour. Unfortunately, its pricey around 225 euros(includes VAT).

    With that price its in...
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    Re: Your favorite new releases of 2014...so far

    So far its NOIR OBSCUR-from A Alessandria.
  32. Thread: Fall exclusive

    by trex57
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    Re: Fall exclusive

    Bonjour Bob,

    I would like to +1 on Burning Barbershop from DS & Durga. Its a unique burnt lavender scent. Also, as was noted ARSO. BTW, welcome to BN.

    Rex
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    Re: Orient fragrance

    One of my faves:

    Cale-Preludio d'Oriente
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday,August 6, 2014

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    A breezy, spicy lavender. Very nice.
  36. Re: Whats something NEW and modern for this upcoming fall you're liking ?

    For the fall, definitely NOIR OBSCUR, by A. Alessandria.
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    Re: Antonio Alessandria Fragrances

    I have sampled NOIR OBSCUR several times and I love it. As was noted it is a sophisticated, dark somewhat boozy scent. It is somewhat reminiscent of Idole. A great scent for the colder months...
  38. Re: New (?) Italian line, Parfums Bombay 1950, anyone tried them?

    First, thank you so much for generous offer. Ive learned that it can very expensive to ship from Italy to Canada. So I'll purchase them myself.
    Thanks again. Looking forward to your thoughts.
    ...
  39. Re: New (?) Italian line, Parfums Bombay 1950, anyone tried them?

    Im looking forward to your thoughts. Some of the pyramids look interesting. BTW, do they ship worldwide?

    Thanks Rex
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    Re: KINSKI: how many fans???

    Im a fan of Kinski. Its a "big" scent, quite loud IMO. This is one of those scents that can be tricky to wear. The primary reason is the "grass" accord. Its very well composed, sophisticated...
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    Re: What fragrance matches your occupation ?

    What about those in "banking"?
  42. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split?

    Would some one consider looking at NOIR OBSCUR-A. Alessandria. 50mls/150.00euros. Reminiscent to my nose of Idole/Lubin edt
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 3, 2014

    +1 The incredible Chypre Palatin
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, August, 2nd, 2014

    +1, scent twins with the Hippo, this scent is a stunner.
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    Re: Top 5 fav. current fragrances in rotation

    Right now the top 5 would be:

    Eva Kant-O'Driu
    Oyedo-Diptyque
    Noir Obscur-A. Alessandria
    Frapin-1697
    Burning Barbershop-DS & Durga
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    On the Serge Lutens website.
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

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    Serge Lutens-L'Orpheline
  48. Re: Fragrances you're enjoying that's about to be finished

    Unfortunately, Eau de Sud from AG and Vesrim from Madhat. No replacement bottle of Vesrim, too bad.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    MDCI Chypre Palatin-still impressed with this beauty Thanks Hippo
  50. Re: New (?) Italian line, Parfums Bombay 1950, anyone tried them?

    I thought I would revive this thread. I have taken a look at the fragrances and they seem very interesting to me. Has anybody tried this house out? Any thoughts.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    DS & DURGA- Burning Barbershop ( a superior lavender scent IMO)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 19, 2014

    VESRIM-Madhat (sadly, coming to the end)
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    Re: After the Oud fad dies out, then what?

    We've had whale "stuff" may be something related to fish (caviar)?
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    Im pretty sure you smell good (most of the time)Hippo<:O)

    I appreciate a compliment on the way I smell. However, I dont need one. Ive received compliments from straight/gay men and women and they...
  55. Re: What's the most annoying, screechy, metallic(?), synthetic smelling frag you know of?

    The whole Blood Concept line, just awful.
  56. Re: L'Artisan - which one to get first out of the following 4:

    Of those you mentioned, I would go for Mechant Loup(unique variation on gourmand) As Capridog mentioned maybe give Seville a l'aube a try.

    Cheers Rex
  57. Re: L'Artisan vs Penhaligon's vs Comme des Garçons

    For me, L'Artisan is the best of those three IMO. They do have a fairly broad range of styles. Of the others mentioned, Penhaligons have wonderful scents but limited catalogue. CDG is really hit...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 14, 2014

    Frapin-1697
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 11, 2014

    ARQUISTE-Boutonniere No.7 (from a sample)
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    Re: Soaps, fragrances you like?

    Some Canadian winners Ive used:

    CONSONANT-Citrus/Bergamot Wash & Clay Exfoliation Soap

    LOVEFRESH-Lemon Verbena

    They're both out of Toronto, relatively light scent and reasonably priced.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July10, 2014

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    Zeromolecule-Gecco (patch. and rum) from a sample
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    EVA KANT-O'Driu (lavender, magnolia and grapefruit) A beauty
  63. Re: Pathétique, performance perfume_________Pathétique contest.

    Lets see-

    lavender, hay, saffron, mate, incense, dill, turmeric, cloves, tears of a spurned lover, armangnac, atlas cedar, honey, almonds and Umbra Rex(of course)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 5, 2014

    Its staying power is 6-8hrs. It has a nice ambery-boozy drydown too.
  65. Re: A dark, brooding scent that screams; "Don't "Double-Cross" Me!

    Big +1 for Mazzolorri Lui

    SMN-Peau d'Espagne
    NK-Incense
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 5, 2014

    A new fave-reminiscent of Idole/Lubin

    Noir Obscur-A. Alessandria

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    Re: Fragrance on tall people?

    Im tall (6.3.) too and dont have a problem. Folks can still smell you. I know they do because on those special occasions, when the stars align just so, I get a compliment.
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    Re: Mediterranean scent

    +1 on Eau de Sud, beautiful scent

    maybe Preludio-Gritti (quite nice and long lasting)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

    HAPPY CANADA DAY to my fellow Canucks!

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    from a sample
  70. Re: Parfumerie Generale samples, but which ones?

    PG is a good house. They do have quite a range to sample from. For me I would suggest:

    Amoassi(a must try)
    L'Ombre Fauve
    Querelle
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    Re: Dark Incense Close to Norma Kamali Incense?

    Big +1 here. Nothing comes close.
  72. Re: Whats the quickest amount of time you returned/sold a fragrance after receiving it and what was

    For me its Diors Oud Ispahan. I turned it around in two days. Ive tried a bit much later and Nope, for me its a sneezer.

    Cheers Rex
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 29, 2014

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    From a sample
  74. Re: Leathers have always eluded me. Some suggestions?

    How about Peau d'Espagne from SMN. Its a heavy take no prisoners. However, if your light on the trigger its quite pleasant.
    and +1 for Bel Ami
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 27, 2014

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    spigo 1920
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    Re: I'm new here ... just saying hi.

    Hi Chris, greetings fron Canada eh. Hope you enjoy yourself.

    Cheers Rex
  77. Re: Because I can't always smell like coffee...

    Nice to have you here, it is. Yoda, the first sign is amassing a boatload of samples. Then the bottles start............ There are a lot of very friendly, intelligent folks on BN who can help you...
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    Re: Sebastiane Espresso Royale?

    Its a great gourmand scent. I own it and enjoy it thoroughly. Sillage and projection are good. To me, this is a fall/winter scent.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Frapin-1697
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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    A fantastic scent. From a sample. FBW

    Lavender and watermelon (who knew)
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    Re: Favorite gourmand?

    For me my top three would be:

    PG-Amoassi
    L'Artisan-Mechant Loup
    Sebastienne-Espresso Royal

    also Profumo it.-Milano Caffe
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    Re: Male Domination of Basenotes

    I have to chime in. Its a tricky thing indeed. Personally, I don't have many outlets to chat about scents. As was noted by a previous BNer I've seen peoples eyes start to glaze over at about 5...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, June 22, 2014

    FRAPIN-1697 (Thanks to Hippo)



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    Looking for Idole from Lubin EDT

    Hello and thank you for looking. Im in search for a bottle of Idole(with that incredible bottle.) I don't know if I have anything you'd like to swap for. So lets negotiate. The bottle doesn't...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 21, 2014

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    Profumi del Forte-Versilia Platinum

    A smokey, citric scent with a woody base. Very nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, June 20, 2014

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    SPIGO 1920 from BOIS 1920

    A lovely lavender/citric scent with a touch of pineapple. Perfect for summer.
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    Re: Niche House Sampling Suggestions

    Please consider:

    Annick Goutal
    Diptyque
    Frapin
    Lubin

    You've gotten a lot of great suggestions.

    Happy sniffing.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 19, 2014

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    BUGIA BIANCA-Guilietta Capulieta
    (from a sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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    Beautiful-Noir Obscur
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    Re: Lavender-Based Colognes?

    For me I'd like to recommend:

    Royal Scottish Lavender(if you can find it)
    Oxford and Cambridge
    Gris Clair

    And also for an unusual take Burning Barbershop by DS & Durga.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    Eau de Sud-Annick Goutal(perfect warm weather frag.) Thanks to Hippo
  92. Re: The Psychology Classroom Niche Fragrance Experiment

    That was a great read. Good idea. The comments were very interesting. Thanks for posting it. Wonder what they would say about MKK or Secretions Magnifique.

    Cheers Rex
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    Re: fragrances new to me

    I have tried Celtic Fire and I enjoyed the overall effect(the woody smokiness) I can't say its FBW but it is interesting. DS & Durga is a wonderful quirky line. I haven't tried those you...
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    Re: what's your refresher of choice?

    An oldie but a goodie-Alverez Gomez-Colonia
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, June 14, 2014

    JOVOY-Fougere
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    Re: Warm niche perfume for winter suggestions

    How about:

    L'Artisan-Mechant Loup
    PG-Amoassi

    They are listed by some as gourmand, but they are both more complex than that. Beautiful, and longlasting.
  97. Re: The Perfumed Court has horrible shipping times

    Agree, big plus one.
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    Re: Carte Blanche by Eclectic Collections?

    Its sounds digusting to me.
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    Re: A day at the beach

    Perhaps-A Day at the Beach or Mr Hulots Holiday-they are both from CB I hate perfume. Ive tried them both and they are very nice and are perfect for the beach

    Regards Rex
  100. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    He curated an exhibit at the Toronto Design Exchange called "This is not a toy". If you see what is on display the bottle design wouldn't surprise you. He has a large collection by the same...
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