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    Re: Shaving cream Pots

    I really like Taylor's Sandalwood and Rose. GF Trumper's Rose and Sandalwood are also really nice, and their violet is a legend among connoisseurs. Salter's also make nice creams, IMO, but they seem...
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    Re: Wardrobes *-* wishlist *-*

    I agree, the new wardrobe look is fabulous.

    The only thing I would really really like is to be abe to view my fragrances in ascending order according to my rating (as in the old wardrobe). To me,...
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    Re: SotD, Sat Aug 27

    Diptyque L'Eau Trois
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26 August

    TDC Divine Bergamotte
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    Re: Some Overall Tips

    I second all three of the online stores Steve mentioned above, and would ass imagination perfumery as well.

    In principle, "watering down" is not really something you have to worry about. After...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23 August

    SMN Potpourri
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    Re: Do You Love One That Everyone Else Hates?

    Hell Yea!

    ...except that I'm not at all embarassed by it! In fact, without specifically attempting to point the finger at anyone here, I have learned the hard way (believe me!) that virtually all...
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    Re: SOTD Monday August 22

    LV Uomo. Slowly coming around to this one....
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    Re: Patchouli colognes questions

    Ok, now I'm completely lost. Can ANYONE explain to me what in the world was condescending about this particular thread. Personally, I found it an amusing mix between solid information (after all, all...
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    Re: What is the best fresh,soapy type of scent?

    While it is definitely NOT fresh, the soapiest fragrance I have ever experienced is SMN Gold Musk. This stuff makes Paco Rabanne & Sung Homme seem downright puny by comparison. Whether you really...
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    Re: Best Armani fragrance...

    I have to agree with this. BdE is a really lovely fragrance; cool, smoky incense. Really one of the best incense scents out there, IMO. Which, unfortunately, is still not enough to justify the...
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    Re: Bulgari Ph or Extreme?

    definitely the original. this is one fragrance that just can't be improved on; it has such perfect balance that it should just be left (and enjoyed) as it is
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    Re: tell me all about L'Anarchiste

    IMO, the best (and only good) thing about this is the bottle, which is really really cool. I tried really hard to like this, but on me it is just one nasty mix of clove and the copper smell you get...
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    Re: Bad bottles of Creed?

    I'm no Creed expert by any means, but wasn't there a thread a while ago with people having the EXACT same problems with Neroli sauvage as well? So much for quality control.....
  15. Thread: SSD V Round 2

    by tatchan
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    Re: SSD V Round 2

    Hmmm, I find this rather a disappointing collection. Aside from the fact that I dislike all three of these scents (which purely MY problem), I question the wisdom of choosing something as rare and...
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    Re: Santos Concentrée ?

    As someone who knows Japan quite well, and has lived there for a number of years, my honest advice to you (or your father) is: NO FRAGRANCE AT ALL.

    You have to realize that Japanese...
  17. Re: Re-introducing Mr Cranky the fragrance suggest

    uh uh, me first!

    Lorenzo Villoresi Incensi
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    Re: L'eau D'Issey???

    Issey goes off on my skin as well, to something less than desirable.

    #

    [/quote]

    We all have scents that go off when mixed with our own personal chemistries but Issey is one scent that only...
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    Re: have anyone tried del mar by hugo?

    Personally, no, I don't think it's worth the cost. I found it a huge disappointment after the original Baldessarini. But others might disagree with me....
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    Re: Costume National Intense

    definitely unisex, though it IS a bit strange. Very unique, but not in a bad way.

    the cheapest place I was able to find is www.parfum1.com, they have the 50ml bottle (which retails for $80) on...
  21. Thread: SMN bottles??

    by tatchan
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    Re: SMN bottles??

    Thanks for the advice everyone! Will do!

    t.
  22. Thread: SMN bottles??

    by tatchan
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    SMN bottles??

    Hi All,

    I've recently become interested in Santa Maria Novella, and am seriously considering purchasing a couple of scents from this line, but I have one question about the bottles these frags...
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    Re: SoTD, Wednesday August 10

    LV Patchouli. Four days of Villoresis and still going strong!
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    Re: Gucci Envy or Dolce Gabbana pour Homme?

    Envy
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    Re: James Bond perfume reference

    Oh, I'm not THAT greedy, I'll settle for a bottle of Amouage Gold! [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif]
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9 August

    Continuing Villoresi week with Sandalo.

    Hadn't worn this in a while; almost overpowering in the warm weather, but very nice indeed. Probably as close as I come to a "signature scent". Let's see...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday August 8th

    Same here, except that the drydown on me is exquisite indeed. Taking advantage of a few days cooler wheather to "air out" my Villoresis [smiley=wink.gif]
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    Re: James Bond perfume reference

    L'Heure Bleu, maybe?
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    Re: *Dior Trio @ saksfifthavenue.com

    A ha! So Saks finally got their act together. these have been available at our Saks (San Francisco) for about two months now....
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    Re: SoTD, Sunday August 7

    LV Spezie. This one does amazingly well in the heat, maybe because of the slightly bitter herbal notes (tomato leaf, etc.). I find this works the same way in Sisley Eau de Campagne as well.
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    Re: Your favorite lavender.

    My two favorites are Caron PuH and L'Occitane Eau de L'Occitane. You might also want to try Creed's Royal Scottish Lavender and Goutal Eau de Lavande
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    Re: How many bottles in your collection?

    I currently have a *modest* 120 bottles or so [smiley=smiley.gif]


    ....remember, you're among the lunatic fringe here [smiley=wink.gif]
  33. Re: What fragrance would you wear at your own fune

    Lucifer #1,2,3, or 4, or, even bettter, Sin [smiley=evil.gif]
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 8. 4. 05

    Testing TDC's Rose Poivre today. Hmmmm..... [smiley=undecided.gif]
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    Re: Men wearing Women's Fragrances?

    Welcome to the board. Where are you from, may I ask? Kakihara sounds Japanese... moshikashitara nihonjin desuka? dattara ureshii na~

    As for men wearing "feminine" fragrances, sure, why not! If...
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    Re: How do you pick your SOTD?

    I agree, this just doesn't work at all!!
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    Re: How do you pick your SOTD?

    I guess that for me the most crucial factor is really the weather!

    As a grad student, I find that I can wear pretty much whatever I want and get away with it (this goes for clothes as well as...
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    Re: Monsieur Balmain

    This is an absolutely beautiful citrus scent that is natural-smelling and long lasting. A true insider tip, and definitely worth every penny. You'll be surprised to hear that stores in Europe still...
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    Re: recc's for young, fresh, care free

    How abuot Bulgari's green tea scents?
  40. Re: MPG JARDIN DU NIL...a SixCats! type of fragran

    Hmmm, I necessarily think that it's on the lighter side (unless you mean "lighter" as opposed to "darker"), but I do agree that this is basically a voluptuous (typical MPG here) floral scent....
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    Re: SoTD, Thursday July 28

    My brandnew LV Spezie. Superb!
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    Re: Favourite Guerlain?

    Jicky PdT
    MdM
    Jicky EdT
    Vetiver (original)
    Habit Rouge EdC
    Habit Rouge EdT
    Vetiver (new)
    Heritage
    Mitsuoko
    L'Instant Ph
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    You are what you eat...

    Last night, I decided to satisfy my craving for Italian food by making my own version of Penne Arrabbiata "from hell". Red chili peppers, green chili peppers, tabasco sauce, garlic, onions, need I go...
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    Re: Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce Question

    hmmm, I just took a look at the bottle...ohh my [smiley=rolleyes.gif] [smiley=rolleyes.gif] [smiley=rolleyes.gif]. I can sympathize with you not wanting this sitting on your dresser, it makes Le Male...
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    Re: Fragrances You Regret Swapping?

    Yes, actually, I understand perfectly.....since most of those swaps were conducted with me [smiley=grin.gif] Sorry, I gues I'm turning out to be a real "party-pooper" [smiley=wink.gif]

    ...still...
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    Re: SOTD SUNDAY 24 July

    Ditto!
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    Re: What is it in fragrances that produces headach

    Damn you, Chris! You beat me to it! I was going to say the sudden realization that you've just flushed x-amount of dollars down the toilet on a stinker.

    Aaron[/quote]

    Well, I certainly can't...
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    Re: which to choose

    Acqua di Parma!
  49. Thread: TOP 3 BRAND

    by tatchan
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    Re: TOP 3 BRAND

    1. Lorenzo Villoresi
    2. MPG
    3. L'Artisan

    ...boy do I feel like a niche snob right now [smiley=wink.gif]
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    Re: SoTD, Friday 22

    Drowning in Hermes EdOV [smiley=wink.gif]
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    Re: recommend a diptyque please

    Since I didn't post in the thread listed above, I thought I'd throw in my two cents!

    For me, Diptyque's offerings are "love-em-or-hate-em" fragrances; a few I love, and the rest....brrrr...

    I...
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    Re: Égoïste vs Égoïste Concentree

    How true, I was just about to add that I learn something new every day [smiley=grin.gif]
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    Re: Égoïste vs Égoïste Concentree

    Are you sure Egoiste Concentre exists? I've certainly never heard of it/seen it. Could it be that you are mistaking Egoiste Concentre with Pour Monsieur Concentre?
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    Re: Can a guy wear Shalimar EdP or parfum?

    Serge Lutens makes a NU? Never heard of this one [smiley=wink.gif]
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    Re: SoTD, Wednesday July 20

    Guerlain Vetiver (original formula)
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    Re: Hey, I just got in 2 new fragrences, to!

    I agree, excellent choices. For the EdH (which is one of my all time favorite frags, btw), I recommend spraying once, letting it dry, and then applying again, this time taking care to let a little...
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    Re: male wears female fragrances

    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Bois des Îles
    Jicky
    Hermes Hiris

    ..and of course Bandit (in both EdT and EdP)!
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    Re: Bulgari The Vert: For a man ??!!

    I agree, I own all three (the verte, extreme, and the blanc), and although all are on my swaplist, I think that there is nothing particular masculine OR feminine about these. I certainly wore all...
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    Re: Eau de Cartier Concentree

    I have to agree with Ikki on this one; EDCC is one of the few scents that really makes me queasy. I like a lot of Cartier's stuff (Santos, Santos Concentre, Declaration, Declaration Essence), but...
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    Re: SoTD, Saturday July 16

    SOTD: Miller Harris Tangerine Verte
    SOTE: TDC Jasmine a la Nuit --this one smells identical to Musk Ravageur on me [smiley=shocked.gif] Where did the Jasmine go, ehh! [smiley=huh.gif]
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    Re: Reommend Classics

    I would recommend either Bandit EdT or, if you are really bold, Knize Ten
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    Re: Who's Familiar with Patou 1000?

    I am!

    Due to the good offices of a friend, I was able to procure an entire bottle of the classic parfum version (not the one in the glass, but instead the one in the turquoise bottle with the red...
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    Re: Goodbye to everyone

    That might be the easiest solution. Imagine how much you can save on cosmetics without a head![/quote]

    So, in that case, could you say that Kiehl's no longer has "a head" for business...
  64. Re: Etro's Messe de Minuit & Nordstrom San Francis

    Ohh yes, I knwo the guy you talked to [smiley=wink.gif] We are actually having breakfast in SF together tommorrow.

    About the MdM; Nordstrom does sell at full market price, so I think it should be...
  65. Re: Etro's Messe de Minuit & Nordstrom San Francis

    Hi there!

    I am good friends with almost all of the SA's at Nordstrom, including the guy who runs the "Parfumerie" (i.e. their exclusive fragrance section). In addition to various difficult to...
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    Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #2

    I agree, it's Lanvin Oxygen Homme (2001)
  67. Re:  Swaps with co-workers. *it's come to thi

    Too funny! [smiley=grin.gif] Actually, yesterday evening I was giving a dinner party, and one of my friends went to get another bottle of wine to the fridge. When she opened the door, the was...
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    Re: Ultimate Vetiver?

    Two really interesting vetivers you should definitely try are LV Vetiver and MPG Route de Vetiver (Personally, I love the former, but find the latter a little bit difficult to pull off)

    BTW, I...
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    Re: How much do you have?

    Interesting question [smiley=grin.gif] Adter doing some simple math, I discovered that I have about 7500ml of fragrance sitting in fridge right now. Since I tend to apply lightly, I'd say that's...
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    Re: Dear God! *These STINK!

    Actually, you just made me want to try this one really bad! [smiley=laugh.gif]

    And BTW, LV's Patchouli Rocks!! I swear I get high off that stuff....
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12 July 2005

    TDC Divine Bergamotte, probably my favorite citrus scent of them all, and one of the very few that I think is worth a price of over $100. [smiley=thumbup.gif] [smiley=thumbup.gif]...
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    Re: The Best Hermès

    This is soo unfair, there are waay too many great scents in this list to choose just one [smiley=cry.gif]

    so be it....Equipage....
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    Re: Best positive-response scent?

    (sigh) ....here we go again.... [smiley=sad.gif]
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    Re: SOTD Monday July 11

    AG Duel
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    Re: Fragances for a Trip to Greece.

    I third Un Jardin! took this with me on a vacation to Turkey last summer, and ended up wearing it every single day (so long, Issey [smiley=wink.gif])

    Others that come to mind are:
    Diptyque...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, July 10

    LAPdE ...no, not a division of the Los Angeles Police Department, but L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer [smiley=grin.gif]
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    Re: Need Help Picking A Summer Scent!

    Hmmm.... of your list, I'd go with Issey (provided you've tried it). Issey is the only one of these three that I'm sort of iffy about; half of the time I like it, half of the time it makes me...
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    Re: Dior Homme.............

    OH, PHULEEZZ.... [smiley=rolleyes.gif] I hate it when these publicity people who don't know squat about either their own product or the fragrance market as a whole make these kinds of statements......
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    Re: SoTD, Saturday July 9

    Creed Erolfa
  80. Re: i have decided to start my collection buy orde

    I cannot second the above advice strongly enough. IMHO, unless you have done extensive sampling (and I mean all-day/on your skin) of all these scents, this list simply stikes me as overwhelmingly...
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    Re: My Fav Comme de Garcons....

    hmmm..I would have to say that of the CdG's I own (Kyoto, Avignon, Quarzazate, Zagorsk) my favorite has to be Zagorsk. I am currently edging closer and closer to purchasing MAN 2 as well, this might...
  82. Thread: Ungaro I???

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    Re: Ungaro I???

    Will do! Unfortunately, it is coming from Sain, so it will probably take a few more days to reach me...
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    Re: Your soulmate scents?

    Equipage
    Antaeus & Cuir de Russie
    LV Sandalo
    MPG Santal noble & Jardin du Nil
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    Re: Women wearing Men's Fragrances?

    Well, to give you one example you might find reassuring, my own mother (who is in her mid-50s) has never worn a "women's" fragrance in her life. She used to wear Sport de Paco Rabanne, but when that...
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    Re: Favorite House Revisited

    My Favorite House is unquestionably Hermes. I currently own 7 of their frags (Bel Ami, Equipage, Hiris, EdOV, Rocabar, Eau dH, and Un Jardin-Mediterranee), and am surprised time and time again by the...
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    Re: Eau d'Orange Douce - what's this?

    Woops, sorry, I mistook this for "Aroma d'Orange Verte Body Spray", which looks similar, and is also new this year (I think).....
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    Re: Eau d'Orange Douce - what's this?

    I just couldn't get over the fact that RAKUTEN of all places got quoted on this board [smiley=grin.gif] (Sorry folks, I think you have to REALLY understand Japan to get this joke)

    about EdOD; I...
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    Re: What to buy tomorrow?

    [/quote]Or I can buy it and simply alternate it with Dzing! to work every day for a week until my coworkers go insane ;)[/quote]

    I believe that is what is meant by the term "Animal House"...
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    Re: SoTD, Thursday July 7

    Muchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: What to buy tomorrow?

    I secong Stu's advice; to me, Incanto is the weakest link in an otherwise impressive fragrance line. Two others I would skip over are D&G Masculine (I think it's just too lemony; there are waaay more...
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    Re: Have you ever guessed WRONG?!?

    Usually they don't even bother to ask, they just take it for granted [smiley=laugh.gif]

    About being wrong; of course, happens to me all the time. I was in Germany a few weeks ago and met this girl...
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday 6 July 2005

    Mat; Male
  93. Thread: Atomizer

    by tatchan
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    Re: Atomizer

    you can also try here, though I can't vouch for the quality

    http://www.madinaonline.com/perfumebottles1.htm
  94. Thread: Ungaro I???

    by tatchan
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    Re: Ungaro I???

    Thanks for your feedback, everyone, Ungaro I is on its way to me [smiley=smiley.gif]
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    Re: BdP vs. Le Male

    Agree: This one was a no-brainer [smiley=laugh.gif]
  96. Re: Silver Black dodges its way onto the Azzaro pl

    [smiley=shocked.gif] [smiley=shocked.gif] [smiley=shocked.gif]

    6 bottles of Azzaro PH a year!?! Phewww......
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 5 July 2005

    YSL NU EdP.
    ....this just arrived in the mail about half an hour ago, and all I can say is that it's absolutely LOVELY
  98. Thread: Ungaro I???

    by tatchan
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    Re: Ungaro I???

    Thanks! This is starting to sound tempting....anybody else want to chime in?
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    Re: No more fragrances this year!!!

    That's why I never tell them what I'm shipping [smiley=lipsrsealed.gif] Then, of course, I sometimes think our local Post Office must really be a cover-up for a crack factory. There was one period in...
  100. Thread: Ungaro I???

    by tatchan
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    Ungaro I???

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if you could help me out by sharing your viees/descriptions of Ungaro I with me. I was offered this in a swap, and the reviews in the database sound intriguing, but I'd...
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