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  1. Re: Does anyone know for a fact if...(Carnal Flower)

    wow! I'm glad I have the three bottles I do! I did not realize it had changed so drastically!
  2. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    this!!!!
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    Re: Perfumers alcohol

    I buy organic food-grade grain alcohol - ethanol - and I have not had any issues with it, unless I over-dilute. But that's my error, and not that of the grain alcohol. ;)
  4. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    Not a bad idea! Thanks!
  5. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I'm trying to stick with naturals/natural isolates. I want to have room to grow, but I do not need a massive organ - just would prefer to see what I have in front of me, rather than to continue...
  6. Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    I've seen so many lovely examples, however no actual plans. I really need something more than drawers at this point in my journey. :)
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    Re: Rose absolute

    OMG! I so wish they would return to that!
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Oh honey, vintage BdI is to DIE for! I only wish I had some left from a tiny bottle I purchased several years ago - talk about falling down a rabbit hole!
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    I wish I could find ANY decent scents at our local TJ Max/Marshalls!
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    I'm disappointed as Book was a favorite of my son (he's 11). Otherwise, the house was somewhat interesting but nothing to write home about.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    will do :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Cacio has already sampled the two additional scents - who do I send them too?
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I repackaged the entire thing, as the box was in seriously poor shape, and I used parafilm to wrap each remaining vial - I did not include the ones that were completely empty. I cleaned the pipettes...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I sent a message to Cacio but have not heard back - need address :)
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Who do I send to next?
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Now I have Trent Reznor in my head singing "Down in it". Earworm...enjoy.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    cool
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Who gets these two next?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Fougre L'Aube - so manly! And different from the recently fougres I have smelled - it's not just that it is bright - but there is a quality to it that makes me think of walking in the woods with a...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    AMOUAGE

    Tribute Black Box - This has some serious smoke - tarry, sticky, and yet, still really nice! VERY masculine - I could not pull it off, but I would not mind my husband wearing it! The...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I have not forgotten this thread - just have had some difficulty smelling stuff the past few days due to wicked allergies. I promise to get back to this ASAP!
  22. [CONUS] Jovoy, C&E, Hiram Green, Serge Lutens and more

    Bottles for Sale - CONUS only, PP F&F (or add 4% for G&S), shipping included. If you think the price is too high, make a reasonable offer. Not currently interested in swaps.

    Annick Goutal Nifeo...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    GUERLAIN

    Habit Rouge EDC - oooohhh! I have never tried the vintage of this - and it is so much different than the more recent releases! Rosy-lemon goodness on a well-kept leather saddle! How...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    OTHERS

    Coty Emeraude Parfum 1950's – Vanilla, very creamy, resinous, with a thread of bergamot running thru like a cool stream. Dry down makes me think of rice pudding! I admit to being very...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Bolding mine; do you mean HOM's Blackbird? If so, there are no black currants/blackberries in that. It's a conifer/seaweed/leather/MJ scent.

    Smolderose was sooooo loud, I could not comfortably...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There were several that are either terribly low in volume, or completely empty. It's ok, though - I'm just excited to be able to test some stuff I might not otherwise have the opportunity. :)

    ...
  27. Hiram Green Shangri La being discontinued???

    If this has been posted somewhere, please remove.

    I was looking at Hiram Green's site, and saw this:

    https://hiramgreen.com/products/shangri-la

    Anyone know anything more?
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    There is a TINY bit left - I'm trying to be as conservative as possible, and I may do those last :) I've heard about Tribute for so many years, and I am sooooo excited to have the opportunity to...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Both vials of Homage Red Box 2nd Ed. and Rose (TRO) were empty upon arrival, however I did sniff each vial, and have to say that:

    Rose (TRO) is delightful - and exactly like the Turkish Rose...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    If I were willing and able to spend whatever it cost, I'd find the earliest 70's version of No 19 PARFUM - it is just exquisite!

    Had a migraine today, so no sniffing...

    :(
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    So, my DHI is a 2017 - I had been under the (mistaken) impression the trade was for a 2011, hence my willingness to let my Guerlain Encens Mythique go! But, in truth, it smells divine on my husband,...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I just received the pass box and will be sniffing and reporting ASAP!

    So excited to get to sniff these - thank you!!!!
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    Re: Annick Goutal bottles over the years

    Thank you!!

    Is the EDT much different from the EDP?
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    Annick Goutal bottles over the years

    I have recently been searching for an older bottle of AG Songes, and I am realizing that I have NO CLUE about the history of the packaging - which is sorta important when looking for an earlier...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I am with mikeperez23 on this; I get a specific "antique clove" from Kiste; it may be an accord instead of actual clove, but my nose and brain receive it as "clove". Sometimes Clove works in a scent,...
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    Re: gq, i expected better

    OH MY! He believes fragrance passes the skin barrier? LOL! "Seep into the skin" - WTH??!! He missed some basics in Bio and Chem!
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    Re: Basenotes Scratch ’n’ Sniff

    Damn, Grant LOLOLOL!!!
  38. Re: L'Occitane Herbae is a refreshing surprise.

    I saw this in another thread either here or the "other" site, and was really intrigued. Now, you have me so curious, I may brave the MALL to sniff!

    Looks like it may only be available in...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Since both cacio and grayspoole are in both this and the Rogue pass, I'm mailing the samples for BOTH passes to cacio - then he can send them to grayspoole - cuts down on postage, which is a HUGE...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Samples (for both passes) are on their way to cacio :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Samples (for both passes) are on their way to cacio :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Participants as of (02/22/19): The order may change based on everyone's location.
    1 N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer (Completed)
    2 Kotori
    3 Juxtapozbliss
    4 Zephyr1973
    5 cacio
    6 jujy54
    7...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Good LAWD I am dense! I apologize for my blindness!
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Thank you!! I feel a bit better now :D
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I only saw Grev, Sadanne, and P+O for sale as well as available for samples - did I miss something?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    MI is pretty neat - I wouldn't want a FB of it, as I doubt I would wear it much, but it is really interesting :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    My apologies if I have been more "brash" in my reviews upon this House - I do not mean to be unkind.

    I have recently been working with raw materials and have spent quite a bit of time trying to...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    You know, it DID! I still prefer Hermes, BUT this was a rather cool approach to a pseudo-gourmand amber :) I may try it again before packing it up to send out!
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Angelique Encens (1933)

    This is nothing like I expected based on the name - I thought it would be a blast of incense - instead, its rather soft. In fact, I am not sure I actually smell any...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Yea, I know the name was not to instruct sniffers to "love it" - I was just playing with words. :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    No, these are the extra Creed samples that were sent :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Carre Blanc (2018)

    I've no idea what this is; there is a dank paper-like scent that doesn't smell very good; and then something herbal (?) and sharp. I have envisioned this:

    98118



    Club...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Bayrhum Vetiver

    I get cloves, vetiver, and maybe some orange. Pepper?? Can't decide. Cloves or pepper or BOTH! - it is certainly quite nice, and unique! Smells like something to be worn in the...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Chypre-Siam

    I really do not like this - and if what is said above is true, then the culprit is likely huge amounts of Heliotrope/heliotropin. I cannot like anything with that ingredient/material....
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    Creed Scent of Oger (2007)

    OK - still operating on NOT looking at the notes/reviews: WTH!? Am I the only one who gets Body Odor from this? I mean, I sprayed it, and immediately thought of armpits....
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Got it! :D
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Creed Angelique Encens (1933)

    This is nothing like I expected based on the name - I thought it would be a blast of incense - instead, its rather soft. In fact, I am not sure I actually smell any...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I should probably re-test it, then LOL!

    I've had lots of difficulties with my allergies this past week, and unfortunately, it has made testing VERY hard.

    I apologize - my nose is broken :(
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Josh, if you are reading this - please know you are respected as an artist; as such, we await your return with ample anticipation. Being an artist can take so much out of a person - and especially an...
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    Re: Only One Fragrance

    I always have a mini-sprayer that came with my Guerlain colored bee, filled with Rose Barbare - it's easy to carry, plus I love it.

    There is NO WAY I could narrow down my collection to ONE scent!...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    97533

    Mousse Illuminee



    A meadow in the wood, with tall hardwoods and pines surrounding, creating a speckled canopy thru which sunlight penetrates - dazzling light.
    Senses are all alert -...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Use (if you have the ability to buy) Organic Grain Alcohol - it's sometimes expensive and the tax is awful, but it smells so much better than the DA that is used in most commercial perfumery!

    OR
    ...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Alright...

    Tabac Vert and Vintage Tabarome

    Upon application (TV on L, VT on R), these two smell quite a bit alike.

    This is the first time I have ever smelled VT (THANK YOU!!!!) and knowing...
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    "Website not secure" message

    I have had some recent issues on my MacBook, and had cleared my cache/history. When I came to BN to sign back in, the searcher is telling me "Website not secure".

    What is going on?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Just received my packet! I cannot wait to get started!

    Now, to get over my head cold! Can't smell much of anything right now. :cry:
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm looking forward to sniffing these!

    I've enjoyed reading the reviews :)
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Chypre of these

    Crepe de Chine - maybe?

    I am always confused by the Vent Vert structure and whether or not is can be considered a Chypre or not - the bottles I have had of the original/vintage Parfum/extrait is...
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    Poll: Re: Best of: Les Exclusifs de Chanel (Poll)

    Misia - I love several of the others and have owned nearly all of the original EDT's - but Misia is my very favorite.
  69. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017-2018 thread

    I could run an Encens Mythique d'Orient split. I have the original, not the new release.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I got mine today - love the scent, love the bottle, but the cap is seriously odd. I would love to know what Josh had in mind with that cap!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Sadanne and I have had a contentious relationship as long as I've known "her". One day I am in love, the next day I want to pitch her from my rooftop :)

    I think the closest you have smelled from...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Just got mine too :)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Oh, I definitely enjoy Sixes and Sevens, but there is nothing like his earlier stuff - I imagine it's hard to try and best yourself when you have created such masterpieces.
  74. Re: If basenotes was monitized, how would you clickbait your reviews?

    Basenotes is where I come FIRST to read reviews about fragrances I'm considering to either buy or swap blind. The reviewers here are outstanding as compared with another site, and since I have no use...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Those two are my loves after P+O and Norne <3
  76. Re: Does Luckyscent ever have sales (site wide)

    They used to - I remember when they and Twisted Lily always had a nice 20% off sale around Christmas (sometimes before, sometimes after), and occasionally the % off was even higher! Oh, how I miss...
  77. Re: Any COLD, creepy, Not-sweet perfume recommendations?

    Iranzol is creepy as hell.
  78. Re: Can anyone identify the perfume that came in this bottle?

    The second bottle looks like one that the owner would have had FILLED themselves - typically, these came with a tiny funnel. I have a lot of these, as I collect old perfume bottles. Some are very...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I really REALLY wish Josh would sell the 15 ml bottles of all his scents! That would seriously make me waaaaaaaaaaay happy!

    Carry on :)
  80. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    hmmm....not particularly. I really tried to find a difference - I wanted to believe what I had from 2007 was really better...but truly, comparing them both side by side month after month, I could not...
  81. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    The 2015 re-release - I used to have the 2007 - and it was THE 2007 - in a giant decanter - then I realized I'd have to be buried with the stuff - and so I did some pretty big splits, financed a...
  82. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Reserve Collection - 8 re-released Private Blends

    Rive d'Ambre - I recall this one as boring - can't recall much else
    Amber Absolute - if anyone is interested, I have a partial 50 ml w/box I can sell/trade - I'll never get thru the 25 ml I decanted...
  83. Re: I just now opened my combined Birthday and Christmas gift from Husband...

    And yes, my beloved and son are incredibly rare gems ;)

    I am indeed, a blessed woman!
  84. Re: I just now opened my combined Birthday and Christmas gift from Husband...

    Thank you! I am so excited to see you here!! Receiving your samples from our mutual friend, Linda, was the beginning of a beautiful journey!
  85. Re: I just now opened my combined Birthday and Christmas gift from Husband...

    Ken, I agree - maybe I can get the nose to offer some samples for a sample pass?
    She has three current offerings, and they are all three so different from one another. Her initial career was as a...
  86. Re: I just now opened my combined Birthday and Christmas gift from Husband...

    Aww! Thanks, guys!

    My birthday was actually in December LOL! Since it's on the 10th and Christmas is 15 days later, I often ask for my birthday and Christmas gifts just be combined - husband and...
  87. Re: I just now opened my combined Birthday and Christmas gift from Husband...

    It's primarily an iris/orris scent - here is the copy:

    "Inspired by the velvety aroma of garden flowers wafting through the kitchen window whilst leisurely enjoying a decadent tasting of dulces....
  88. I just now opened my combined Birthday and Christmas gift from Husband...

    I am so overwhelmed, as we are on a tight budget right now, and he knew how taken I was with the sample a friend had sent (I have never finished an entire sample before). I cannot find it in the...
  89. Re: did you ever suddenly lose interest in fragrances when you got sick?

    This is normal.

    I hope you recover quickly!
  90. Re: are there notes you find smell "cheap" or "synthetic"?

    I think it all depends on the hand and the knowledge behind the hand.

    So many of the AC's mentioned are overly done as a result of a lack of skill and understanding, thus leading to a terribly...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I have not. I emailed him as soon as he suggested we do-so, and never heard anything back. I hope he has me on a list somewhere :undecided:
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    Re: Mysore Sandalwood Oil Recommendations?

    I will always go back to Ensar Oud's Mysore 1984 - goodness!! that was like heaven in a 3 gram bottle!
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    Re: Favorites from Ava Luxe?

    I LOVED my bottle of Madame X, which was very elegant in presentation as well as scent. The newer bottles are not very attractive IMO. I picked mine up from a collector on eBay and had I known I...
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    Re: Fake fragrance in legit bottle?

    I'm not sure that an original box is necessarily a "cure" for catching out a scammer - even having a Killian bottle with the original coffin doesn't prevent someone from refilling it with fake juice.
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    Re: Fake fragrance in legit bottle?

    Username?
  96. Re: Anyone know when Coty L'Aimant was packaged in the tiny brass bottles?

    I think it's a parfum mini - honestly, it doesn't say, and I am so unfamiliar with the scent, I don't know what I'm supposed to be smelling. Definitely lots of aldehydes! I *think* I like it, but...
  97. Anyone know when Coty L'Aimant was packaged in the tiny brass bottles?

    Hello!

    I'm usually not over here - not because I do not love and value the vintages, but because I can rarely wear them.

    I recently picked up a brand new (I only know this as it is "plugged"...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Discovered him here, after asking about the corked bottle with the "A" on it. ;)

    Instagram is not how I discover anything - I force myself to look at it to find out what Josh is doing. Same with...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Umm...it was part of the stuff I bought, so no.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I first learned about it when I was a fragrance "newbie" in terms of the Niche experience - I had purchased a large lot of various niche decants from someone moving across the country. There was a...
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