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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Your first question ("Where have Creed ever claimed to have made perfumes back then?") has been answered already - I find it very strange that you haven't read any of their prefume descriptions...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Afaik, there aren't even any Creed bottles that are older then 60 years.The oldest one (and the only one of its kind) I ever saw a picture of was made sometime in the early 70ies and contained some...
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    Re: "KNIZE TEN" extravaganza.

    I have a mini of some vintage (?) Knize Ten (don't know exactly how old it is actually) that smells awesome and makes me long for a bigger bottle but some years ago, I believe it was not later than...
  4. Re: Top 5 Inexplicably Cheap yet Good Fragrances for Men

    They are not unexplicably cheap, more like "not overblown fantasy marketing"-priced - given what the the actual production usually costs. ;)
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    I second the following:

    Fou d'Absinthe (more sparkling, fresher/more youthful, not quite as butch - my favourite of these)
    Italian Cypress (more herbal, also has much in common with Halstons'...
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    Re: Is Creed playing games???

    Still waiting for (Vintage) Tabarome to be unvaulted again. I guess IFRA & Co make the chances for that to happen very slim though.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Yeah, yeah... now we're debating the personal definitions of a lie but for trade that falls under the jurisdiction of the US it's already defined in the Federal Trade Commission Act - you may want to...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Did you even read the other responses, Nosey49?
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Over here in "old Europe" marketing is just as full of false promises and misleading suggestions. There still is a difference between the tiptoeing on the border of becoming a lie (vague suggestions,...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    "Creed just seemed to decide to take it all to the next level" is a rather romantic way to put it...

    Anyway, I own and enjoy several Creeds, too. I'm merely explaining to 'Nosey49' and 'rollzst',...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    @Nosey49:

    Because people usually don't want to be lied to. We tend to want to believe in our illusions/delusions but once something is identified as a fraud, it (rightfully, if you ask me)...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    There are national and international ways for people to report fraudulent advertising and other business practices but in this case that would hardly be worth the bother - especially for end...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Because it's not worth the effort and the fragrances themselves are respectable enough even without the backround stories. But I do find it the level of shamelessnes envolved here quite extreme. At...
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    It's a fake.
  15. Re: Bogart Signature (1975) Newer Formulation and Older Formulation?

    There is notable oakmoss in it but what you describe isn't matching with my own experience at all. It should be mostly herbal fresh and soapy in a classic masculine style. Think the reformulated...
  16. Re: Bogart Signature (1975) Newer Formulation and Older Formulation?

    You'll want the vintage stuff - believe me! I have tried both and I find the difference to be vast. The original is among my most loved fragrances, the reformulated green bottle version felt screechy...
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    Re: The KOUROS Encyclopaedia 2.0

    Indeed, this work is worthy of The King's legacy!
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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    Yes, that's most likely the one I was describing. And this is what's supposed to be the inspiration for the design (semi-vintage juice in a very expensive flacon partly made from real metal parts):
    ...
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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    Yes. The slightly bigger version I mentioned, has only

    OR BLACK
    Pascal Morabito

    printed on one of the smaller sides and is all black on the others. The bottle itself has the same shape but...
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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    So, to clarify: unless someone knows about other versions, I think it's safe to assume that there are only those black, rectangular mini-bottles (8ml, I believe) around. They are modeled to replicate...
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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    I have this version of Or Black and it is indeed vintage but I never saw a mini of it. Have you?
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    Re: The Great OR BLACK by Pascal Morabito

    I guess all those rectangular black bottles with red letters on them are vintage.

    Never came across a new version. I maybe wrong here but I think miniature versions of the actual flacons aren't a...
  23. Re: L'Homme Infini by Divine - Any opinions yet?

    It is supposed to have an oak note - among others. And I think it does. It is subtle but I actually think this is its this fragrances secret weapon that prevents it from smelling too generic.
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    Re: Help me explore OAK

    Here's a pretty extensive list: http://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Oak-326.html

    Personally I would say you should give "L'Homme Infini" a sniff. It's obviously not focused on oak but it's the only...
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    Re: Bijan for man

    It is soapy and sophisticated right out of the gate! Later on it get's a bit more powdery and the soapy aspects fade out. Because it really is very potent, it can be a bit headache inducing if...
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    Re: Does civet smell bad?

    Undiluted synthetic civet smells horrendous (kinda like bad, bad halitosis)! Same goes for castoreum. Between the two I'd say civet is worse. It's really astounding how much character they can give a...
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    Re: Sport De Paco Rabanne

    I think this smells very much like a sporty variation of the original PH - in a typical late 80ies style. I like it a lot and have a bottle although I have to admit that I don't wear it not as often...
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    Re: Upcoming Podcast called WondAROMA

    Yep, looking forward to it!
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I can't quite remember The Beat so I can't really say but Bel Ami Vetiver actually smells like Bel Ami + Vetiver - in a relatively modern / youthful way. JCEs signature is present but only subtly.
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I think Bel Ami Vetiver could work for you. It has that fresh kind of Vetiver and while some sweetness is present, it doesn't completely drift off into VT territory.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Maybe you should do a side by side-test sometime, you might be surprised.
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    In my opinion vintage (*sigh*) "Bijan for Men" is the closest to vintage PPH - and it's way easier to source and goes for way less too. However, Bijan is overall quite a bit heavier, sopier and less...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I know it sounds like hyped buzzwords in this context but I really think PPH, like any masterpiece, is a timless composition. It has something quite mature about it and is reminiscent of classic...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Thomas Fontaine is the current perfumer for Patou and his version is the one that has been released as part of the Heritage collection. Kerleo, as you surely know, is the perfumer behind the...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Please don't get me wrong, I wasn't trying to say anything about the quality of the reissue. In fact I haven't managed to test it yet. I do doubt the statement of the Patou employee that told you...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I'm pretty sure that Thomas Fontaine stated otherwise (or at least nothing whatsoever that indicated a new fragrance) and that I have read about it in one of these threads here on BN. Would be mighty...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    Holy Cow, seems like someone struck the mother lode!
  38. Great read! Chris is such a great source of...

    Great read! Chris is such a great source of inspiration and his perfumes (those that I know anyway) are excellent.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfums 1740 (Marquis de Sade)

    I keep coming back to my sample but after a good number of wears I'm already pretty sure that I won't need a bottle. It's interesting but a bit undecided in what it's meant to be. I guess in that...
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    Re: Royal Regiment Vetiver

    MF RR Vetiver is a marvelous oldschool vetiver. Very rare but highly recommended for fans of vintage Guerlain Vetiver & Co.
  41. Re: Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    It's called a urinal cake and is meant to cover the smell of urine instead of smelling like it. The fragrance used for them is often very citric, probably because that's aggresive enough to overpower...
  42. Re: Czech & Speake Citrus Paradisi - Amazing!

    I'm with you there, it's very good one.
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    Re: CREED - Cedre Blanc

    So, where can I order that 4oz bottle of Cedre Blanc? :p
  44. Re: Cigarette #1 - the Amazing little cologne from China

    Would love to try it too. Did anybody else catch the spelling on the bottle in that ad? It says "Cigareette No.1" - unfortunately googling that doesn't produce better results though.
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    Re: Homofuronol 20%

    From my, admittedly very limited, experience it doesn't get much sweeter then Ethyl Maltol (the cotton candy note in A*Men).
    http://colognoisseur.com/tag/thierry-mugler-angel/
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    Re: Cannabis in perfumery

    But keep in mind that depending on the quality and production method the hash will also contain more or less plant matter (fine particles of the leaves and stems), not only the resin.

    Another...
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    Horrendous security score for BN

    While testing another sites' SSL security, I thought I might as well check some of the other places I visit on a regular basis. Well, the results for Basenotes.net are quite disastrous and somebody...
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    Re: Parfum d'Empire Relaunch

    Agreed. Also, the old design seemed much more in line with the companys' name.
  49. Thread: Roja Fetish

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    Re: Roja Fetish

    I like Fetish Pour Homme and don't think it's too similar to Puredistance to be an "either or"-question. Fetish PH feels like a "green fire" to me, a "heart of darkness"-type of scent. It has some of...
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    Re: Elements by Hugo Boss

    It had a mineral aspect that I liked. Apart from that it was ok but nothing to get crazy about, imo. Ranks fourth, after Boss Sport, Number One and Spirit. To me only those three are worth hunting...
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    Re: Krizia Moods Uomo.

    I bought it a few years ago from some commercial German eBay-seller, if my memory serves me right. To my nose this one is all about the Patchouli and Rose combo. I'm a sucker for this kind of...
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    Re: Krizia Moods Uomo.

    I have (and really like) a bottle that looks just like the one in the picture above but it does have a sprayer.
  53. Re: Yippie-Ki-Yay! Bruce Willis has another frag out!

    I know some of LRs' old releases (their distribution model is comparable to AVON) and they were generally of very poor quality, imho. Seems appropriate for a Willis fragrance, though. I like him as...
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    Re: Jean Patou Pour Homme - HELP!

    But how did you come to that conclusion? Like others here, I have a tester of the EdT that looks exactly the same (including the sticker with the ingredient list) as the bottle shown by Coolcicada. I...
  55. Re: Spongebob Squarepants Cologne for Men EDT (10th Anniversary Edition)

    Congratulations on your first pass! ;) And here I was thinking that you are serious in your attempt to collect every single fragrance in existence. Can't blame you though - Squarepants doesn't look...
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    Re: Geosmin arrived, altered my formulation

    It's a top note, unfortunately.
  57. Re: My first Czech & a Speake, which should it be?

    Citrus Paradisi is my favourite C&S. It's one for the Kouros fraction and your description might ring a bell or two.
  58. Re: New Serge Lutens Laine de Verre Now available!

    It's very much in line with SL's L'Eaus. It's almost like this line is a display for the process of abstraction of a rather basic idea to a full blown artistic impression - basic clean -> cold water...
  59. Re: What's the darkest scent that you know? And with dark I mean SUPER-DARK!!!

    If it's more brownish like it looks on the picture, I'm guessing it's some kind of Holzschutz-Lasur ("Xyladecor" would be a common brand in Germany). If it's indeed black / very dark brown you're...
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    Re: Patou pour homme reissue

    I don't think it ever was. Probably just some prototypes / work in progress samples.
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    FBW, imo - a rare occasion these days.
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    Re: Xerjoff Uden - WOW!

    Sums it up quite well. Though way overpriced, I like it too.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Initially misread it as "Cuir Carnage" - now that would have been interesting.
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    Re: Creed Windsor - Wow

    It is a great composition but it's rather special and after some time I realized that it wasn't for me. Just like Bois de Portugal isn't really me at this point although I like the smell.
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    Re: KOUROS : 5 batches blind-test (2003-2013)

    Thanks for the test and a Happy New Year to you too!
  66. Thread: bijan man

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    Re: bijan man

    I guess any version that wasn't distributed by "Five Star Fragrances" can be considered vintage. Great, underrated gem of a fragrance and excellent for cold winter days.
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    Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    Basically begging for sharings. Not sure this is a clever marketing strategy but good for the enthusiasts. Still extremely expensive though.
  68. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    Good review, drseid! Sugi does that "ressurrection" trick on me too but personally I much prefer it in it's initial incarnation and the second one is also pretty weak projecting. Sugi develops very...
  69. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    Yes, I noticed that too but I have no idea what ingredient other than certain musks it could be in my case.
  70. Re: Comme Des Garcons Monocle Scent 03 - Sugi: A GEM!

    I like it a lot and would prefer it over Hinoki (which isn't actually that close but somehow shares the vibe) but it really fades out way too fast to be bottle worthy for me. Is it just me or is...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    See my post above. It will be released by the end of the month but only in their own boutique and a handful of selcted higher end department stores worldwide.

    e-boutique isn't working for me...
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    Re: New Jean Patou website!

    Based on the thre rereleases that are already available (seen at FiF/ALzD), my guess is 80€ but according to the interview PPH will be limited to their own boutique and only a handful of selected...
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    Re: New Jean Patou website!

    The re-release is officially scheduled for the end of this very month (May 2013)!

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Perfumer-Thomas-Fontaine-About-Jean-Patou-4338.html
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Promising news really keep coming up now. Very nice!

    From the fragrantica-article:


    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Perfumer-Thomas-Fontaine-About-Jean-Patou-4338.html
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    Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    Patou Pour Homme
    Tabarome (Private Collection)
    Invasion Barbare
    Gucci Nobile
    Kouros Fraicheur
    Bogart Pour Homme aka Signature (vintage)
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    Re: pinaud clubman aftershave review

    I would even say that scent-wise Special Reserve is on par with high end perfumes like Knize Ten, Royal English Leather, Cuir Ottoman and even Feuille Verte. I'd love to get this in proper edt or edp...
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    Re: pinaud clubman aftershave review

    Special Reserve is awesome but it doesn't last like an edt on me. It's very strong initially but more or less gone after 2 hours.
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    Re: What would Jose Mourinho wear??

    Breath Of God?
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    What's the story behind this one, StewartGallacher?
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Pics or it didn't happen.
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    Re: Does anybody wear Castoreum alone!

    You must be mental in the face to even consider wearing this on its own! :)

    Seriously, pure this smells horrible although it's debatable wether or not Civet smells even worse. Granted, I'm...
  82. How important are captive ingredients for your...

    How important are captive ingredients for your work?
  83. Re: NPR Radio Interview now available for listening... - with Paul Kiler, PK Perfumes

    Enjoyed it a lot, Paul. Thanks!
  84. Re: Dissection of a rare gem: YSL "Kouros" pour homme, EDT, year 1981 (with pictures)

    Any fool who tries to kill King Kouros with fire will get burnt in a fiery explosion. You've been warned! At least you'd smell better then the usual burnt corpse.

    But back to the topic:

    The...
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    Re: Kouros=Aramis ?

    Very, very different!
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    Re: Nasenmann's Spring Sale 2013

    Updated! Added Vikt, Chene & Musc Ravageur
  87. Re: I Just finished a Radio Interview for my local NPR

    Me too!
  88. Re: *Campaign to Bring Back Patou Pour Homme and Pour Homme Prive*

    I believe it when I see it.
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    I see. But don't hold your breath because I doubt TPC would sell spoiled PPH (which I have never came across a spoiled one so far) and also because a reissued version has a high chance of failure.
    ...
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    Re: Patou Pour Homme to be reissued?

    Of the original version? If you didn't like that one, why even bother with a reissue? That's like ordering apple pie and whishing it won't have apples in it. Makes no sense to me.
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    Re: Is bogart signature a good scent?

    This appears to be the original / vintage version.
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    Re: Is bogart signature a good scent?

    The topnotes of the vintage aren't screechy (as opposed to the reformulation), they are bracingly herbal and natural - think of classic Speick soap.
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    Re: Is bogart signature a good scent?

    Although unspectacular at first glance, in my opinion the vintage version is actually a masterpiece (and although they are completely different from each other, in that regard it reminds me of...
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    Re: Fragrance shopping in NYC

    Absolutely, mistakes happen but making the customer pay good money for it (2x shipping costs plus valuable time and nerves) is very wrong. If this is a business standard for orders via boutiques then...
  95. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Carnal Flower - eternal suffocation!
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    Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    It's a Paris Exclusive but can be ordered via their webshop - at least in Europe. Not sure if they deliver to the US.
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    Re: Plum Crazy! (the search for plum notes)

    +1 Michael for Men
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    Re: Recreating a*men

    Or... go to a store, buy a bottle and be done with it. Easy and saves a lot of time and money! :)

    But seriously, what I get predominantly is (Iso-)Maltol, Patchouli, a chocolate note (Cacao...
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    Re: Recreating a*men

    Maltol is responsible for the cotton candy-note.
  100. Re: IFRA Standards - a summary

    Are the members officially allowed to pass on that information to non-members? Not that it would matter much, I guess. I'm just curious. If it is forbidden by their rules, I wonder if there's a way...
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