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    Re: LVMH vs Octavian Coifan

    http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/2009/06/idylle-guerlain-coty-2.html
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    Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    I won't, my English is not good enough !

    This perfume is centered around the sweet pea. Additional notes are rose, hyacinth, cyclamen, jasmine, lilac, lily of the valley, linden, hay, vanilla,...
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    Re: The most exotic WEARABLE

    Pois de Senteur - Caron (extrait)
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    Discontinuation of Vol de Nuit

    I don't know if it's a rumour or not but I would be glad if anyone here could give us some more info.

    Thanks a lot !
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    Re: Recommendations Please!

    Every Day Casual (University, Work):Vol de Nuit, Equipage, Habit Rouge
    Every Day Formal (Interviews, Church): Boucheron, Dioressence
    Romance (sensual more than seductive): Bandit, Opium (for woman)...
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    Re: Problems getting PM notices (by email)

    Notifications sometimes arrive in my e-mail box at home 24 hours after they get here.
  7. Re: What feminine scents could easily be classified as male scents?

    Vol de Nuit, Opium, Dioressence, Jicky, Mitsouko, Paloma Picasso, Bandit, Cabochard, Shalimar, En Avion, Tabac Blond, Narcisse Noir, Nuit de Noël, Infini, Parure, Calèche, Alamut, Fleur Oriental,...
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    Poll: Re: Do you keep the box?

    Yes, always and then store them all in a cool place.
  9. Thread: Citrus Powder

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    Re: Citrus Powder

    Habit Rouge of course.
    You should also spend some time on Le Mouchoir de Monsieur and Jicky.
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    Re: Curious: "sad" smells?

    I feel terrible when I wear L'Heure Bleue or Le Parfum de Thérèse.
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    Re: I have Habit Rouge l'extrait, does that mean?

    Just for information, these big bee bottles of extract are available in group buys on http://www.beaute-test.com/forums/index.php?viewforum=10
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    Re: The Scent of Indifference

    I wear them all for myself, never for the ones around. I'm in my bubble and don't care about what they think. Sometimes, I wake up, surprised to see somebody in front of me telling me I smell nice...
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    Re: Eau d'Hiver a skin scent??

    There is a strong marine/ozonic note in l'Eau d'Hiver wich I don't like at all and which I find agressive. It's sharp, musky but not very strong, you're right.

    You've got different definitions of...
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    I also have Victorian Posy. :D
    It's quite near to the vintage version of Jicky which I really love.

    You should go to Floris and try Elite ...
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    Re: I need a fresh scent...help me out!

    Eau d'Orange Verte - Hermès (citrus)
    Equipage - Hermès (oakmoss)
    Jicky - Guerlain (citrus and lavender in top notes)
    Eau Sauvage - Dior
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Very male ?

    I've got it and love to wear it ! :)
  17. Re: Suggest please the best chypre in parfum concentration

    The one I prefer in extract is Vol de Nuit, probably because it is not too sharp. Classy, elegant, powderyand quite delicate .

    Jicky is wonderful as well, bright and terribly sexy.

    The 3 other...
  18. Thread: New Guerlains

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    Re: New Guerlains

    I did the same exercice 2 weeks before Ruggles ... Quite disappointing.

    I came back home with tea.
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    I love Elite, hate Messe de Minuit and A*Men. M7 is just fine ...

    You like perfumes which are quite different ...

    Di you try Habit Rouge which is in the same style as Raquets ?
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Jules - Dior
    Equipage - Hermès
    Elite – Floris
    Boucheron Pour Homme - Boucheron
    Habit Rouge – Guerlain
    Jicky – Guerlain
    Bandit – Piguet
    Vol de Nuit – Guerlain
    Ho Hang – Balenciaga
    Ambre Russe...
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    Re: What does sex smell like?

    I do agree on this.
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    Re: Penhaligons Racquets

    Go for it, it's very nice and quite seductive.
  23. Thread: Violette

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    Re: Violette

    Violette smells like :

    The flower ...

    Eau de Violette - Rancé
    Violetta - Penhaligon's
    Daim Blond - Lutens
    Insolence - Guerlain
    Paris - YSL
    Violette des Berdoues
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    Re: URGENT!!! Plagiarism Issue

    As a non native, I've got the feeling that this person cannot express his/her feelings properly in English and simply copies sentences he/she finds appropriate to describe what he/she feels.

    I'm...
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    Re: What does sex smell like?

    The common note is certainly a musk.

    Personnally, I find oakmoss extreemely sexy and attractive.
  26. Re: Really classy fragrance for a 40 something conservative woman?

    Vol de Nuit (Guerlain)
    Chanel N° 19
    Calèche (Hermès)
    1000 (Patou)
    Dioressence (Dior)
    Paloma Picasso
    First (Van Cleef & Arpels)
    Chanel N° 5
    24 Faubourg, EDP (Hermès)
    Shalimar (Guerlain)
  27. Re: Guerlain Habit Rouge L`Extrait to launch in 2009

    I'm keeping my eyes closed ... and my nose will never smell it from here ! ;)
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 January

    Calandre ... I wore it as well a long time ago. ;)
    Welcome on BN Semisweet. :)

    My SotD is Iris Ganache.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 11 January 2009

    Vol de Nuit EDT today.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 9 Jan 09

    Vol de Nuit (vintage extract). ;)
    Beautiful, sharp, animalic and flowery. I love it.
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    Re: European perfume hobbyists?

    146 entries in January 2009 and I can tell you this a very friendly group !
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    Re: Odor, sexuality, and the erotic imaginary

    And why not expressing ourselves in public if the suject is interesting ?

    Some people are already working on this in a private Discussion Group. Some of them are on BN as well and will contact...
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    Re: European perfume hobbyists?

    There is a wonderful Yahoo discussion Group hosted by Jenny in Holland.
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    Re: Please help me to identify this Jil Sander frag

    Feeling Man also.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31BFVFY5EAL._SL500_AA280_.jpg
  35. Thread: Axe Essence

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    Re: Axe Essence

    Get rid of him, find him a jealous girlfriend ! ;)
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    Re: Feminite du Bois relaunched as a Serge Lutens!

    The funny thing is that in Belgium, the curvy plum bottle is available absolutely everywhere at a reasonable price.

    From now on, Féminité du Bois will be difficult to find out and the price will...
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    Re: Commiphora Opobalsamum

    Thanks for your useful tips, I really appreciate !

    I started mixing Myrrh, Oliban and a few other things in olive oil today and even if the balance is not perfect yet, I can tell you that the...
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    Re: SotD Friday 2 January 2009

    Musk from Lorenzo Villoresi. :)
  39. Re: Is anyone just going to wear JUST one fragrance all year?

    I've done that for 16 years but I won't anymore.

    Firstly, there is nothing worst than becoming anosmic to the only scent you wear and not being able to smell anything when others tell you you...
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    Commiphora Opobalsamum

    I met a priest yesterday who is passionate by scents history and their role within the church.

    This man is trying to find the exact formula of the ointment used for baptisms.

    According to...
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    Re: Amber Balls from l'AP

    I second !

    I have Moroccan Musk which I don't really fancy, but never tried Amber. Thanks for the tip.

    Does anybody know how to mix (melt ?) resins without burning them ?
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    Re: Truffle Oil Aroma

    I love the taste of (real) black truffles but when I have to use oil, I prefer white truffles aroma oil.
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    Re: Two silly and unrelated questions

    In French, "goumand" covers anything which opens appetite. The typical smells would be vanilla, gingerbread, toffee, chocolate, etc. Ambre Narguilé (Hermes), Matin Câlin (Sud Comptoir Pacifique),...
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    Re: Happy New Year of 2009 for everybody

    All the best to each of you for 2009 ! :)
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    Re: Dark berries/fruit

    I would say Poison, but the vintage version, the one from the 80's. A nice plum smell, very sensual and quite deep.
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    Re: Best Cologne to make a woman melt?

    Anything containing oakmoss ... :)
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    Re: Your New Year's fragrance resolutions?

    None ! :D

    Well, no, it's not true ...

    - Sell about 1/3 of my huge collection
    - Spend more time on learning
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    Re: December 2008 Purchases

    I bought Gem (Van Cleef & Arpels) yesterday. Very nice fragrance, classy, sweet and comforting.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 December

    Shalimar vintage today. :)
  50. Thread: Smell shape

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    Re: Smell shape

    No shapes for me either, just colours.
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    Re: Your ONE best purchase in 2008

    I love this one ! :)
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    Re: What is the name of this parfume?

    Mica, can you post the picture again ? Thx
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    Re: Your ONE best purchase in 2008

    I've got 3 !

    Cialenga - Vintage
    Jolie Madame - Vintage
    Jicky - Vintage

    :)
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    Re: Shalimar Concentrations?

    Perfume is wonderful but bloody expensive. EDP is perfect to my nose. EDT is too light and Eau de Shalimar has nothing in common with Shalimar.
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    Amber Balls from l'AP

    I was just wondering if anybody here knew how what the cristals were made of ?
    I bought mine 2 years ago and they are still smelling so nice. This is incredible !
  56. Thread: Woody Violets

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    Re: Woody Violets

    And what about La Violette de Caron which is a green one, not overwhelming at all ?
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    Re: You smell like a cat!

    I really love the ones mentioned by Asha. :)
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    Re: Come up with a perfume that *should* exist

    The smell of baby skin.
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    Re: Hunting for an Oriental Rose...

    Hammam Bouquet for sure.

    Nahema (Guerlain), Musk (Villoresi), Brûlure de Rose (PG), Sa Majesté la Rose (Lutens) and the Rosine range are worth exploring as well.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 10 December 2008

    Vol de Nuit + a drop of Opium onto the wrist
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    Re: What's the deal with Guerlain here on BN?

    You won't fall in love with a Guerlain straight away, I do agree with Moon-Fish (I'm talking about the old ones).

    They'll seem to be out of date and might remind you of your grandmother's perfume....
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    Re: Encre Noir Pronunciation

    ãkr nwar

    You don't pronounce the two "e" even if it's feminine. The "en" from "encre" is pronounced like the one in "En avion".

    It means "Black Ink".
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    Re: Chypre-a-Thon: what's your favorite?

    Vol de Nuit
    Mitsouko
    Jolie Madame
    Paloma Picasso
    Opium
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    Re: Does this new scent..REMIND you of anything???

    Ysatis ? :o

    I prefer Quarry's version. :rolleyes:
  65. Re: I don't like clove. (Or, why Kouros would be a bad choice for me.)

    Exactly ! Get a sample to avoid surprises.
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    Re: What is your comfort scent?

    Vol de Nuit I think.

    Sometimes, I prefer no perfume at all. It's a bit like being alone. ;)
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    Re: Curious: Why does ANYONE order blind?

    I second. :)
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    Re: Could someone make this for me?

    No, I just wanted to know if you were pleased with the result. :)
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 December

    First - Van Cleef & Arpels
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    Re: SotD Sunday 30 November

    Opium ;)
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    Re: Amber ball sizing

    Not really. I'll try alcohol before buying new crystals. Thanks for the tip, I did'nt even know I could buy some new ones.
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    Re: Could someone make this for me?

    Up !

    One month later ... :)
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    Re: Comme des Garcons 2 Man

    Beautiful description David. :)
    2 Man is one of the best incence fragrances on earth.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday 29th November 2008

    Shalimar, the 7 ml bottle :rolleyesold:
    + 212 Carolina Herrera & 212 Sexy on each wrist :embarassed:
  75. Re: Would you ever buy a litre of your favourite scent?

    I would be able to do it with a vintage bottle but not with a recent one.
    There are not enough naturals in perfumes anymore. They tend to change unfortunately.
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    Re: Warm scents for Winter?

    Here are some sweet ones :

    Le Baiser du Dragon - Dior
    Bois de Réglisse - Caron
    Violette - Berdoues
    Datura Noir - Serge Lutens
    Songes - Annick Goutal
    The L'Art et la Matière Collection -...
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    Re: Something exlusive, luxuriously and elegant?

    Gosh, you already smell so good ! :)

    Musk - Villoresi
    Habit Rouge - Guerlain
    Equipage - Hermes
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    Re: SotD - Friday 28th November 2008

    Jicky vintage. I'm litteraly in love with this scent.
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    Re: Please help solve my Cashmere Mist Mistery!

    Mine is an old stuff they couldn't get rid off ... SImply beautiful, a very nice and worth trying perfume. :)
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    Re: What to wear: First date - in a zoo

    :)

    We all forgot about violet ... Shame on us ! ;)
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    Re: Histoires Des Parfums 1740. yum leather.

    You can get samples directly from Histoires de Parfums website :

    http://www.histoiresdeparfums.com/10-6250-SAMPLES.php

    They are running out of stock for the moment but you can get the whole...
  82. Thread: Favorite Musk

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    Re: Favorite Musk

    In case somebody knows (which I do not doubt), I would love to know which materials are used to create the different musk notes in perfumes (by family).

    Thanks in advance ! :)
  83. Thread: Favorite Musk

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    Re: Favorite Musk

    I forgot

    Petite Chérie (Annick Goutal) - Musk and Pear
    Ultimate (Clean)
  84. Thread: Favorite Musk

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    Re: Favorite Musk

    Kiehl's Musk is available at Les Galeries Lafayette in Paris, on their website and also on Ebay. If you have the choice, the oil is nicer.

    The interesting this with this musk is the duality...
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    Re: SotD - Thursday 27th November 2008

    Jasmin, Maître Parfumeur & Gantier (sorry to post here, but the girls' SotD is not created so early in the morning ;))
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 26th November 2008

    I'll flirt with Alamut today. :)
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    Re: Amber ball sizing

    Buy the way, mine is 2 years old. Any idea to bring it back to life ? Alcohol ? You can still smell it when your are at about 1,5 m.
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    Re: What to wear: First date - in a zoo

    Habit Rouge is wonderful (and as a lady and a gf, I love it ! ;))
    Jicky is slightly similar but more musky and less powdery
    Dzing is also very nice but a bit too leathery for the place

    An orris...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday - 25th November 2008

    Brûlure de Rose, PG N°13.
    Metallic, overwhelming, a bit candied, I love how Oriental they made it.
  90. Thread: ATTN: DYI' ers

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    Re: ATTN: DYI' ers

    Idem.
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    Re: Your Favorite "Floral" Perfumes..

    Paris YSL
    La Violette de CARON
    Fracas PIGUET
    Murmure VAN CLEEF & ARPELS
    Tubéreuse Criminelle SERGE LUTENS
    Farnesiana CARON
    Bellodgia CARON (vintage)
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    Re: Best Fruity Male Fragrance?

    Daim Blond is a nice leathery fragrance with an apricot note and violet.
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    Re: Help with Lavender

    And what about Penhaligon's lavender ? My French friends are really fond of it.
  94. Re: "Scents" of place - which scent recalls a geographic place for you?

    Guava smell reminds me of Goma nearby the Kivu Lake in West Africa. I was about 3 or 4 years old. :)
  95. Thread: Cigar smoke

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    Re: Cigar smoke

    Bourbon vanilla absolute diluted in ethanol. Bourbon vanilla has a sweet, tobacco aroma that actually reminds me of Bourbon whiskey.

    Sorry if I sound odd.
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    Re: Help with Lavender

    Afraafra will give you his opinion about it in a few weeks. I don't like to influence others with my own tastes. ;)
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    Re: SotD Sunday November 23

    Nothing ... I feel a bit down today.
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    Re: Help with Lavender

    First of all, what's the definition of a masculine lavender ?

    The two fragrances I really like on a man are Pour un Homme (Caron) and Offrez-lui (Galimard).
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    Sticky: Re: Note Identification Project - Please Join In!

    Tamora, where did you get Orris from ? What's the concentration ?
    And the aromachemicals ?

    For the ones living in Europe, you can get naturals from Hévéa in France/Spain and Aroma Zone in...
  100. Thread: Jicky

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    Re: Jicky

    Yes, of course (I've got them both in vintage as well) but Jicky develops beautifully onto my skin, civet is stronger.
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