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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

    While I don't quite get "mold" from Anthracite I most certainly get "damp-to-the-point-where-mold-could-possibly-begin-to-grow" from it.
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    Re: What's Your Tom Ford Collection?

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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Awesome. I checked your site the other day and meant to reach out and ask the same question. I think I own 5-6 of your creations and I really do love them all so I'm happy to hear you're won't be...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Just caught that myself. Watching it for the comedy factor but I won't be bidding.
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    Re: What am I doing here?

    I started my account here to ask a simple question... I didn’t know it was going to be like landing in a Venus fly trap. No regrets though!
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yeah, thanks so much for getting in with some news as soon as you received it. Very much appreciated!
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    Re: Save Money and Buy Big ?

    250ml:
    Tobacco Oud Intense
    Vert d'Encens
    Oud Wood Intense
    Viking
    Selection Verte

    200ml:
    TdH EdP
    Habit Rouge EdT
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Thank you. Monarch is my absolute fave... may have to spring for this.
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Really curious how prominent the Oud is in this one... can you shed some light? Any obvious relation to his other Ouds (Mysterious, Maximus, Monarch). Thanks!
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    Re: Solstice Scents Discussion

    I have Foxcroft Intense and find it a really well-done rendition of what it set out to be. Hyper-realistic, rustic-outdoors-in-the-deep-Fall scent. I also owned a bottle of Owl Creek Aleworks that...
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    Re: Most worn in Decade 2010s

    I've only been a member here for a couple years so my tracking would be off for the entire decade. I definitely know that Royal Copenhagen and Polo green take the top spots although they aren't...
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    Re: Your 2020 Fragrance Plans?

    Really looking forward to attempting a no-buy/low-buy 2020. I have so many amazing fragrances and so many samples that I'm choosing to stand pat and enjoy these while funneling the saved money...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Yeah, PSP is an intensely three-dimensional fragrance. Goes on super-strong like all of Ryan's scents I've tried. Just gorgeous.

    On another note I've really been enjoying wearing Memories Of...
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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    Maai is always a good idea. ALWAYS. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    This is what I said when I VN '19 first dropped but because I hadn't (and still haven't) smelled the OG version I was hoping more would chime in and confirm what I believed Dmitry achieved with his...
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    Re: Most worn in December 2019

    'Twas an opulent month indeed...


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    Re: New year’s eve scent!!!

    It'll be a chill evening here with my family, some friends and some Islay scotch. I'm thinking the SOTE will probably be Diaghilev but as always it'll be a game time decision...
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    Re: 2019 Year in Review - What did you wear?

    Below are my top wears but I tend to spread the love widely amongst my collection... BN tells me I wore 299 different fragrances this year and I had a blast doing so. Great year in fragrance for me...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I was happily wearing Siberian Summer on Saturday and after a woman gave me a hug she said, "you smell REALLY good!" I suppose she either digs cat piss or that aspect of the fragrance doesn't...
  20. Re: If you could only wear (3 fragrances of) 1 house for the next year...

    Bortnikoff:
    Amber Cologne
    Oud Monarch
    Sir Winston
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Luckyscent now has Lucky Oud up for pre-order for those interested. $360.
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    Re: In 2020, I expect to finish...

    My '89 vintage bottle of Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Mine was there from the jump. I’ve never understood the over-powdery aspect everyone has always talked about. My bottle has always been ancient leather, gorgeous animalics with just a slight dusting...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yes. Always great communication from ALD.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Just chiming in to say how much I love Ash & Rose. I bought it sort of as a second thought when I was ordering some other scents but I have to say, this one has really jumped out at me. I own Amouage...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Oud Monarch is my favorite of his entire line but I'm also a big fan of his citruses... I'll admit that those don't necessarily "perform" for as long as I would like but I get such an uplifting...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    War and Peace
    Koh-I-Noor
    Siberian Summer
    Antiquity
    Oud Luwak
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    I got in on the ALD War and Peace II train yesterday. Absolutely love the first version so I picked up two of these.
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    Vert d'Encens
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    '89 bottle reporting for duty. :thumbsup:
  31. Re: Best all-around of the YSL upmarket scents (such as Tuxedo and Velours)

    I do hope it's Enigma. If so, you will be a very happy man.
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    Re: Fahrenheit Friday

    Super down for this. :thumbsup:
  33. Re: I have not posted in 5 years, what did I miss ?

    And yet through it all... we still have Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    So I had a flask version of Ore which I sold when I was able to pick up one of those 100ml bottles he put up last December. I wore this new Ore for the first time this week and I was thinking the...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Dang... and he's tossing it in if you buy another 50ml. That's a compelling argument for backing something else up- tuberose or no tuberose :laugh:

    I'll probably let this one go and hope one of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That's interesting you say that because while I highly doubt I would want to smell like W&P outside of the house, it's become my number one for staying in and indulging in scent. Oddly, I've never...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Fantastic review and thoughts. Thank you.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Looking at the notes for W&P II and they're the exact same as the OG version. I'll definitely be picking up a bottle as I'm such fan of the first but personally, I can see it going either way in...
  39. Re: Scent of the night - what fragrance did you sleep with last night

    Baikal Gris - ALD
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    Re: Amouage Fate Man

    I'm really on the fence with Fate Man. I recognize it as a strong fragrance and really enjoy the far drydown but it's so strident for the first hour that I rarely pull for it. Been wondering if I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Yeah, I completely understand. As a resident of the US I state in my ebay listings that I won't ship outside the US for the same reasons you listed. I've enough international transactions get gummed...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Unfortunately UK only. :cry:
  43. Thread: Bogue Noun

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    Re: Bogue Noun

    Bump
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    Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    I think it was a combination of the "Monday" part throwing people off + the fact that the flankers don't register as the original. I agree with idea of a new thread next time. I also wouldn't mind...
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    Re: How good is Amouage Figment Man?

    If there's ever a case to be made for sampling before buying it would be made for Figment Man. It's not a fragrance to be trifled with. It's also been a shape-shifter on my skin. Some days it's quite...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Are you finding the tobacco to become more pronounced the more you wear it? I’m certainly getting more more it + vanilla the longer it sits.



    I’m finding that with both Amber and Musk Cologne...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Agreed. I would say my top three from the house are Civet, Squid and Hyrax. Also still love Elephant, Macaque and Panda... oh, and who can forget the mighty T-Rex! Can’t wait to finally try Bee...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Brosse
    Jeke
    Kiste
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    Indolis - ALD
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    Re: 'Fahrenheit Day' on Monday, 14th Dec 2015......

    Nice! I’m gonna go with my 1989 vintage for the day and switch over to the Parfum for the evening. Cheers 🍻
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    Re: Oud Wood Intense is NOTHING like Oud Wood

    OWI is a major sleeper imo and I find it good enough to be sig-worthy. They don't come much more masculine than this- It's like horse saddle leather and Laphroaig in a bottle...
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    Re: Ensar Oud - Iris Ghalia

    Thanks for your impressions, IsoE. I'm wondering what sss thinks after receiving their bottle...

    I did indeed reach out to my connection at EO and was able to get ahold of a couple 9.5 testers...
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I wore Sir Winston yesterday for the first time in weeks and have completely turned around on it. I was one of those who was slightly disappointed at first as the listed notes painted a drastically...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Your Brosse sample is the same as the 'botched" batch which the 15ml and 100ml bottles were made from. I don't get much in common with Sixes & Sevens but of course we all experience things...
  55. Re: What fragrance do you have the most back-up bottles of?

    I actually divested myself of many backups this year. I still somehow have 550ml of Vert d'Encens, 650ml of Tobacco Oud Intense and 350ml of Oud Wood Intense. That's an insane amount of juice (yes, I...
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    Re: In 2019, I expect to finish...

    The only thing I finished this year was a bunch of samples. It would bring me great pleasure to finish a bottle of something in ‘20 but I can’t imagine that happening. Nearest possibility would be a...
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    Re: Sampled Zoologist Bee

    And this review is why I love Basenotes. Thank you, U2u.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smelled Lost Cherry on a woman at an awards dinner thing Saturday night. Also sat behind a pretty well-known celebrity and her perfume was projecting massive frangipani and ylang ylang eveywhere (she...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Very interesting. I’ve enjoyed Oud Luwak more and more myself but I didn’t get on the ALD train until the 4th collection so the only earlier scent I own (and can compare it to) is Walimah. I have to...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Madhat Scents:
    Memories From Christmas Past (2019)
    Fields of Provence (2019)
    Fields of Seville (2019)
    Ash & Rose (2019)

    Edited by Furrypine to add: Thanks! I have submitted them to the...
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    Re: Sampled Zoologist Bee

    Thanks for the review! Overall would you say you like it? Travel spray or full bottle worthy?
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    Re: NEW: Cremo - Six New Masculine Scents!

    I missed this thread initially... I actually know the CEO of the company pretty well but I haven’t sampled any of their products yet. I’ll try and find out who’s doing the scents for them...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Wow. Lots of love showing up for Bee. Guess I’ve gotta sample this. Can’t imagine having a reason to own a full bottle but I’m open to persuasion.
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    Fwiw, people were calling it “juice” when I started collecting back in ‘85 so the idea that it’s a “modern” term is lost on me. I do find it interesting to see what type of connotations people have...
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    Re: Ensar Oud - Iris Ghalia

    Thanks for chiming in, deadidol! Fwiw, I'm someone who very much appreciates opposing points of view on this stuff- especially when done so respectfully. Not every thread needs to be 100%...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    That's a great "mini-haul" to bring along for an extended run... and I completely agree with you regarding Amber Cologne; it's crazy-versatile and for me, ALWAYS an extremely uplifting scent.
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    Re: Ensar Oud - Iris Ghalia

    Nice! My bottles of EO No. 1 and 2 should finally be arriving today... maybe I'll be tossing more money his way soon. :laugh:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Any of you who find their Brosse lacking are welcome to hit me up. That is all.
  69. Re: Ever notice how guys call perfume "juice" when describing the liquid?

    You are my brother in nounily variation. My sentiments exactly.
  70. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I ask everyone in my life to please refrain from buying me anything as I do entirely too damn much of that for myself the other 364 days of the year.
  71. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Ugh.... as someone who is in the process of downsizing a collection I'm in the thick of this stuff right now. Not a pleasurable experience.
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    Re: Ensar Oud - Iris Ghalia

    Anyone know if there will be another batch of this? I knew he was running low and now I missed out...
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Oh yeah! I forgot Douleur! and I ♥ YY from Bogue. Great releases!
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Nice! What'd you bring with you for your travels if you don't mind me asking?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I highly doubt it. Certainly not for the next couple years. I've inquired about it and there's just more pressing releases in the pipeline for now. If there was going to be a release it would have...
  76. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Ahhh! Great idea!
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    Re: Your 2019 favorites!

    Bortnikoff - Musk Cologne, Amber Cologne, Oud Monarch
    ALD - War and Peace, Antiquity, Siberian Summer
    Amouage - Overture
    Hendley - Bourbon EdC, Bloodline
    Zoologist - Squid
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    Re: Amouage Sunshine VS Beach Hut.

    Hahaha. Cheers for the laughs. :beer:

    I actually love Sunshine Man while fully understanding why many would detest it. Beach Hut... just can't do it. That Ivy just punches my nose for hours on...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Agreed. I need to wear Arso sometime this week!



    Thank you! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    For me, Brosse is all about a deep resinous/woody/amber/slight tobacco/sandalwood/vanilla base with rum/cognac, allspice, maybe a little clove and slight dried fruits. I might have an official Brosse...
  81. Re: What is your worst used fragrance purchase experience?

    Easy- a fake bottle of Portrait of a Lady. The worst part about it was it took me months to realize it was a fake. I rarely wore it and always thought the juice was weak... one day I pulled it out...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I remember you had both of these! I’ve been snatching up the 15ml bottles wherever I can find them but still would like a real bottle. It’s my absolute favorite SH.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I’m not going to get my wish but I want a 100ml of Brosse more than anything...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Nah... You are no such thing! Lots of Sova talk over the past month and maybe not a lot left to share right now. I have my bottle but haven't worn this iteration yet. I'll be able to add to your...
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    Re: Favorite pine/fir scents

    Vert d'Encens - TF
    Fur - Madhat Scents
    Arso - Profumo Roma
    Norne - SH
    Bloodline - Hendley
    Woodcut - Olympic Orchids
    Baikal Gris - ALD
    Siberian Summer - ALD

    Scent Detective, your list is...
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    There was a bottle up on eBay last week for $450. I was very tempted but held off. These ultra-limited offerings from some of my favorite houses are proving to be ultra-annoying...
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    Re: Most worn in November 2019

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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Great review! Thanks for posting. :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    EO No. 2 by Ensar Oud

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    Bourbon EdC by Hendley

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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I'm in SoCal and received my bottle of Sova direct from SH with regular cap a couple days ago fwiw. Didn't get a dispatch email beforehand.
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    Re: Bortnikoff Amber Cologne vs Musk Cologne

    I find both of them fantastic- Musk Cologne is my personal favorite of the two but I find Amber Cologne to be the most versatile wear. Both are very uplifting scents and at least in my world, are...
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2020

    I’m in for the 30ml option as well. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I’ve definitely been feeling this sentiment myself.
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    Re: Hendley Laboratory Series 2019

    Thanks a ton for all of this info. I was fortunate to pick up the entire lab series in a deal with a fellow BNer. I’ll definitely get on the list for ‘20.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I usually don't get notices from SH but when my Jeke and Sibet shipped this last round I did get one. Haven't received one for Sova yet....
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    Re: Anyone else love Roja Dove Creation E?

    Yeah. It’s definitely special.
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    Re: Hendley Perfumes

    Agreed. I bought a 50ml this summer and then grabbed another when it dropped this time. It's super juice.
  98. Thread: Bogue Noun

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    Bogue Noun

    Anyone have a full bottle they would be willing part with? Thanks!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I ordered a single bottle of Sova within minutes of then going live and since then have only received a notice that the order was placed. Not worried- this has always been my experience with SH....
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    Poll: Re: Lying about fragrance when shipping

    If I try and ship through my local post office and tell them I’m shipping perfume they refuse to ship it- period. For this reason I obscure the truth :thumbsup:
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