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  1. Re: I think the unthinkable happened - A*Men reformulation

    Neurosis, I'm afraid you are right about A*Men being reformulated (I think the same goes for Angel). It has definitely lost much of the mint/tar/coffee/patch potency and, to my nose, has been...
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    Re: HELP! Buying S. Lutens in Dusseldorf

    Fredricktoo, I don't read German, but the person who is supposed to buy the fragrances does, so thanks a lot for the link! :-)
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    HELP! Buying S. Lutens in Dusseldorf

    Dear fellow Basenoters,
    I'm relying on you to help me and I stress that it's URGENT! A friend of mine is staying in Dusseldorf this week so I was wondering where (if at all) she could buy Serge...
  4. Thread: Chanel Egoiste!!

    by Dusan
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste!!

    Egoiste is all rose and sandalwood on me (and a dollop of vanilla in the far dry down), with a spicy lavender opening. It is by no means sweet, although I 've noticed that an older sample of Egoiste...
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    Re: Simply nuts or just bitter over Almonds

    One of the loveliest almond fragrances is Frederic Malle's L'Eau d'Hiver. It's got heliotrope which imparts the almondy character which is not bitter the way you might want it to be, but it isn't too...
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    Re: Musc Ravageur - How many sprays do you use?

    2 sprays are more than enough. 3 make me nauseous. A great scent!
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    Re: Dreamer and Dolce PH ?

    Whew! :-)
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    Re: Dreamer and Dolce PH ?

    OK...bad joke. I apologize for being an arrogant ass, although that was never my intention. :)
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    Re: Dreamer and Dolce PH ?

    I know: buy D&G for your Dad and Dreamer for yourself, that way you get to enjoy both frags! :) Me, I slightly prefer Dreamer to D&G because it's built around one of my favourite notes - iris.

    Oh...
  10. Thread: Iris vs Iris

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    Re: Iris vs Iris

    Glad you feel better now. :)
    Yeah, imagine Lutens in a fist fight :o
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    Definitely Diptyque Eau de Trois.
  12. Thread: Iris vs Iris

    by Dusan
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    Re: Iris vs Iris

    Shycat, the nose behind ISM is Maurice Roucel, not Chris Sheldrake, the in-house nose at The Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido, which probably explains your misgivings about the scent's (lack of)...
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    Re: If you could only have one........

    Ata boy!
  14. Thread: Iris vs Iris

    by Dusan
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    Re: Iris vs Iris

    Haven't tried the Bois, so I don't have a basis for comparison. But Iris Silver Mist has got to be one of the most amazing iris scents, and I'm talking orris root. It is thick, earthy and yes, a bit...
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    Re: A*MEN SF = Coco Mlle EDT sans florals

    I love A*Men, but there's not even a whisper of it in the Summer Flash, bar the patch (forget about chocolate). I should also warn you that the fruit note is merely a hint and that patchouli doesn't...
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    Re: A*MEN SF = Coco Mlle EDT sans florals

    It all depends on skin chemistry. On my skin ASF lasted the whole day and I could still pick up traces of it the next day.
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    A*MEN SF = Coco Mlle EDT sans florals

    I tried A*Men Summer Flash yesterday and it struck me as very similar to Coco Mlle EDT: fresh, sparkly, somewhat fruity and equally packed with patchouli and musk that take the center stage deep in...
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    Re: Wore Habit Rouge Last Night And.........

    You lucky bastard! ;-)
  19. Re: The Fragrance I Think I Hate More Than Any Oth

    Death to Lavender!
    Honestly, why is it so ubiquitous? Indie, I remember trying Pure Vetiver and kinda liking it and now I'm glad I steered clear of the Lavender.
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    Re: what is/are your comfort scent/s?

    L'Instant PH, Gaultier2 and Angel for women.
  21. Re: Fragrances you consider to be totally *UNDERRA

    Nobody here ever mentions Emporio Armani Night, a gem in the Armani line. Check out Marlen's review of Night on his blog SCENTEUR7!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9 March

    a blast from the past - ETERNITY CK
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    Re: Your favorite Pepper?

    Escada Magnetism is a sultry, sexy pepper so my vote goes to this beauty.
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    Re: When you think it's the same...

    Agreeing with you that there is a similarity between the two, which I put down to the rum note. But where Casran's rum is yummy, Lacoste's is, well, crummy. Sorry, but Lacoste pour homme did nothing...
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    Re: any perfumes sites

    www.osmoz.com is a great site!
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    Re: soft flowery fragrance......for men

    I second this one! :)
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    Re: Trussardi frags....

    It's pretty decent for a fresh-woody scent, lasting up to 6 hours on my skin.
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    Re: Trussardi frags....

    Python is actually very nice, to my nose it's L'Eau Par Kenzo PH with a much woodier base. A wearable, day-to-day scent IMO.
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    Re: sampling without intent to purchase

    Guilty over sampling from a TESTER? Of course not, I'm taking no one's juice away. Not trying the fragrance from a tester would be defying the purpose.
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    Re: a man can not wear coco madmoiselle?

    COCO Mlle is a wonderful fragrance, and if you feel like wearing it, don't let anything stop you!
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    Re: Any new fragrances coming out soon?

    DITTO
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    Re: Scenteur7: Marlen's perfume blog

    Congratulations, Marlen! I think that starting your own perfume blog is wonderful news because I've enjoyed reading your weekly reviews on the splendid nowsmellthis for months now. The blog looks...
  33. Thread: Myrhh

    by Dusan
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    Re: Myrhh

    EMPORIO ARMANI NIGHT is developed around myrrh, benzoin, patchouli and amber. Yummy!
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    Re: Is Bulgari Black the Ultimate Piece of Sh!T?

    ROFL. I can't remember the last time I had such fun reading posts here on Bnotes. I completely understand your frustration because there were like millions of times I wanted to smash the goddamn...
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    Re: I own both of these...

    OH YES ;)
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    Re: guys, what do you like best on women?

    Another one for COCO Melle
    MAGIE NOIRE
    EMPORIO ARMANI ELLE
    ANGEL
    ECLIX
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    Re: Top 3 Fragrances You Can't Wait To Try..

    PRADA FOR MEN
    VERSACE MEN EAU FRAICHE
    L'INSTANT DE GUERLAIN (YEAH, I'M PROBABLY THE ONLY ONE WHO HASN'T TRIED IT, BUT I'VE ORDERED IT AND AM WAITING IMPATIENTLY)
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    Re: Movieheroes, which scent?

    Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca - something rich in tobacco, D&G classique, or is it perhaps too young a scent for him?
    James Bond M7
    Indiana Jones VISIT
    Hercule Poirot nothing, or a scent based on...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14 January 2006

    DIOR HOMME
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    Re: Need Tips- Fragrances For Your Home?

    If you like sweet but not overpowering fragrances, try L'Occitane's Candied Fruit room spray. It's wonderful, and they have an entire candied-fruit line. :)
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    Re: Funny cologne compliment

    What rosbergs doesn't mention is that she works in the shop across the street! * ;D


    AZTEC[/quote]


    ROFL ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: Amouage Attars???

    No experience with Arabic perfumes, but just to let you know that Al Andalus is Arabic for Andalucia (a region in Spain conquered and ruled by the Arabs from 8th to 15th century AD). God how I love...
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    Re: SixCats! seeks suggestion for three NOTES.

    A*MEN is packed with patchouli, DAIM BLOND is a wonderful leather/suede fragrance.
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    Re: 48+ Hours On Skin

    I kinda tend to shower on a daily basis and that's how I can best discover which fragrances have relentless longevity. My best/worst experiences have been with A*MEN, HM, OPIUM and GAULTIER2.
  45. Thread: Your taste

    by Dusan
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    Re: Your taste

    Well, as I own OPIUM, I'd like to get DIOR HOMME.
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    Re: The best fit in your hand...

    EMPORIO ARMANIs, the 50ml ones are the best fit (small hands), but my favourite bottle is A*MEN.
  47. Re: The difference between Gucci PH and CDG 2 Man?

    As astonishing as it may sound, CdG2 is a drier scent than GPH. Unlike PH, it is smoky and has a distinct spicy saffron note. GPH has ginger and bay leaf to soften the incensy-woodsy composition,...
  48. Re: Need help deciding: Eau de Cartier or Declarat

    Thanks, everyone, I realy appreciate your comments!
    So I see that it's sort of a unanimous decision in favour of Declaration. I must admit that I'd kinda already decided to buy it, I just needed...
  49. Need help deciding: Eau de Cartier or Declaration?

    Hey guys,
    these two were my recent great discoveries. I'm sort of on a tight budget, so I need help deciding which one to choose. And who else to ask for advice than you guys. I won't be online...
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    BOSS SOUL a toned-down OPIUM PH?

    This occured to me today when I tried Boss SOUL. I dunno, I could be wrong, it could be the prominent cinnamon note. What do you think?
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    Re: November/December '05 recent purchases

    I don't buy this amount of frags in a year........................ ;D ;D ;D..Lord let me put my smiley face in here........... ;D[/quote]


    Ehm, what do you do for living, man???????????????????...
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    Re: Lasting power of Bvlgari Black?

    For someone who otherwise has no problems with fragrance longevity, BB just won't last that long on my skin :'(. It's a unique and superb scent, one you'll never regret purchasing.
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    Re: Frags and Cigarette smoke

    Avoid fresh scents w/ cigarette smoke at any cost, but any old oriental, especially one smelling of tobacco (Versace man), will do just fine, if not enhance the fragrance you have on. Recently I've...
  54. Thread: Fresh scents

    by Dusan
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    Re: Fresh scents

    CLINIQUE HAPPY or ALLURE HOMME SPORT.
  55. Re: My Wardrobe & suggestions for my next purchase

    OFF THE LIST EITHER Versace Dreamer or Escada Magnetism, but you might also want to try BRIT or DIOR HOMME as suggested by everyone before me or EMPORIO ARMANI HE.
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    Re: SoTD Sunday Dec 25 Christmas Day!

    DESIRE FOR A MAN
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 December Christmas Eve

    EMPORIO ARMANI NIGHT :)
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    Re: Laguna and Gaultier2

    I adore Gaultier2 from top to bottom, no dissonant notes there to blemish the composition as far as I'm concerned. I haven't detected any similarity with Laguna though, but then again I can't...
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    Re: So I told my mom I want to pursue perfumery...

    Sissy schmissy!!!
    It's your life you're living and if that means encountering disapproval along the way, don't even be bothered to consider other people's biased opinions. Go with your heart and...
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    Re: GOSH I must be weird

    Cheers guys, I feel much better now ;D!!!
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    GOSH I must be weird

    Here's what I like to do: sometimes when I'm out, wearing my SOTD and feeling like a million bucks, I will walk past people more closely than usual, kind of flaunting my fragrance and expecting their...
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    Re: Best new male fragrances 2005

    GAULTIER2
    and DIOR HOMME
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    Re: What are some of your favorite notes?

    AMBER
    MUSK
    INCENSE
    GINGER
    JASMINE
    CARDAMOM
    CINNAMON
    PEPPER
    SAFFRON
    PATCHOULI
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    Re: Rochas Lui & Gucci por Homme

    I agree with DiscoVolante in that Lui is a bit reminiscent of old men smell (though I don't think it's offensive). Its orange topnote and patchouli drydown are ok, but I'm not much into that odd...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 3 December 2005

    GAULTIER2
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    Re: Moschino Friends (2005)

    Tried it the other day. Very similar to the original uomo ?, only a bit fizzier and citrusy. Nothing special, but hey, I didn't like the original either, so to each his own. One more thing - it's a...
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    Re: Gaultier˛: only base notes?

    OMG. I've never finished a bottle of perfume, and I apply out of my small collection every day, plus am a heavy sprizter. This fragrance hasn't even been out for long has it?[/quote]
    I started my...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 30 November

    Gaultier˛
  69. Re: Ummm...Fragrances that drive a man wild - hell

    I love jasmine sambac, spicy rose, osmanthus, amber, patchouli. If a lady wearing COCO MADEMOISELLE, ECLIX, ABSOLU, CINEMA or ALIEN passes me by on the street, she's sure to get my attention. I also...
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    Re: DIOR HOMME or OBSESSION NIGHT

    SPOT ON!!! I was utterly disappointed with ON. BLAH!

    COL, I'm so glad we have the same passion for GAULTIER2. Isn't it just amazing?
    Btw, I would love to have that G2 icon beside my name, too....
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    Re: there is someone that likes city glam?

    I like it a lot, but then again I'm a sucker for the entire EA line. I don't find it, however, to be as fine as its predecessors. Still, it's very versatile and can be worn at all ocassions. Since it...
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    Re: Men who just like feminine scents

    I too prefer feminine fragrances to mens'. And although it is classified as unisex, Gaultier2 leans more to the feminine side, but I simply adore it!!! If I had the courage, I would probably wear...
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    Re: What is the best version of emporio armani?

    1. night
    2. he
    3. white/city glam
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    Re: QUICK TOP FIVE...

    MAGNETISM
    OPIUM PH
    EMPORIO CITY GLAM
    ALLURE
    GIVENCHY PH BLUE LABEL
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    Re: What were your biggest "WOW" factor scents?

    MAGNETISM
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    Re: STAR SIGNS AND PERFUME

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LIBRAS!
    [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
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    Re: Frankincense and myrrh recommendations.

    Emporio Armani Night has a very dominant myrrh base note. You MUST try it!
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    Re: Euphoria by Calvin Klein

    It never happens with a CK scent...never comes close to smelling as wonderful as the women's scents. *Totally holding a grudge on how crappy Contradiction Men was made.
    [/quote]

    You know, I was...
  79. Thread: Resemblance

    by Dusan
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    Re: Resemblance

    sans incense, though.
  80. Thread: music preference

    by Dusan
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    Re: music preference

    TORI AMOS, BJORK, ZERO7... I'm afraid music doesn't evoke any olfactory experience for me. SORRY. :)
  81. Thread: dior homme

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    Re: dior homme

    I'm sooo with you on this.
  82. Thread: dior homme

    by Dusan
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    Re: dior homme

    I've discussed DIOR HOMME earlier. I like it a lot and am miserable because the pay-day is so far away... :'(
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    Re: Your fragrances and your pets

    This is such a great thread!
    My peke doesn't really notice all the different perfumes I'm wearing, but he always sniffs the strips when offered. Nevermind, I love him!!! ;D
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    Re: Suggestions on Hugo Boss

    Apart from Baldessarini, I actually liked BIM Green Edition.
  85. Thread: Sweet fragrance

    by Dusan
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    Re: Sweet fragrance

    I'd go for CAŠRAN.
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    Re: What scents make you feel sexiest?

    OPIUM
    MAGNETISM.
    I think the words alone say a lot. 8-)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday September 28

    OPIUM PH EDT, for two days in a row. :)
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    Re: Help. If I love Dolce & Gabbana PH...

    Versace Man. You can't go wrong with that.
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday September 27

    OPIUM PH EDT.
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    Re: WHICH GUERLAIN SHOULD BE IN ONE'S WARDROBE??

    Muchas gracias! But what about L'Instant? According to perfume description, it would suit me best.
    :)
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    Re: Paco Rabanne XS Black

    Hi Kitty_Kat,
    there's already been a thread on Black XS. Check it out:
    http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?num=1126547029

    Dusan
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    Re: WHICH GUERLAIN SHOULD BE IN ONE'S WARDROBE??

    Well, duxie, you'd better start whacking that piece of leather in your back pocket again and get yourself a bottle off the net and bag yourself a Guerlain *LOL! *;D
    [/quote]


    OK ˇMaverick, what...
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    Re: IF A WOMAN ASKS YOU

    COCO MADEMOISELLE
    ANGEL
    GUCCI EAU DE PARFUM
    EMPORIO ARMANI
    J'ADORE
    DEEP RED
    BRIT
    GIVENCHY OBLIQUE REWIND
    MISS DIOR CHERIE
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    Re: SotD, Sunday, Sept 25

    BRIT
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    Re: WHICH GUERLAIN SHOULD BE IN ONE'S WARDROBE??

    To the shock and dismay of most Basenoters, I haven't tried a single Guerlain. :o Yep, it's true. None of the stores here carry Guerlain, well at least they don't have testers. (Blasphemy?! Tell me...
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    Re: Where are Basenoters?

    I live in Belgrade, Serbia (Serbia and Montenegro). That's SE Europe.
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    Re: Gaultier˛ site up and running!

    I've only come this far: http://www.jeanpaulgaultier.com/redirect_site.php?ad=2|78|2|20
    Must download FP8 first.
  98. Re: Does anyone here know each other in real life?

    I think Morocco sounds wonderful!
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    Re: A favorite suddenly smells different???

    Two days ago I sprayed some of JPG Le Male which by then I had not worn for a considerable time. And it smelled a bit wierd to me, like it was broken down to all its individual notes. I especially...
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    Re: Perfume suggestions for a Turkish Satanist

    I second this!
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