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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Got it today and was somewhat disappointed... that chemical sharp note that I hate so much is found in this composition (also found in most fake-oud fragrances) and it's loud especially in the dry...
  2. Thread: New MFK: Pluriel

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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Indonesian Patchouli ... now I'm very interested!
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    Re: First Impressions-Thierry Mugler Pure Wood

    Was hoping this will be completely different and something new/innovative by Mugler!

    And how come people are getting free samples of this one in the mail???
  4. Thread: Olfactive Studio

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    Re: Olfactive Studio

    Yes, Ombre Indigo is amazing... I tried to get a full bottle right after I got my split but was told it'll be available sometime in August in Canada and the US. That "unique" blue color will stain...
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    Thanks for the review... I never bothered getting a sample of Oud Ispahan but I just ordered this one blind so now I will at least have an idea how oud ispahan smells like.
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    I see this available at fragrancex
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    I blind ordered from strawberrynet ... Hopefully this is a good one!
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    Re: Dsquared Potion Black

    nowhere to be found in Canada or the US ... is ebay the only choice?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel Eau de Parfum - 2014

    I'm hoping Chanel didn't ruin BLUE because I like it and seeing these 2 words together (Amber+wood) scares me!
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    NEW Miller Harris La Fumée Maroc

    Here is another release from Miller Harris that I know I'll have a hard time finding... Miller Harris La Fumée Maroc!

    Top notes: apricot, peach and prune
    Middle notes: rose and cedarwood
    Base...
  11. Re: Why Do I Find That Most Men's Fragrances Stink (Literally) - What is the Offending Ingredient

    Could be Norlimbanol, which is never mentioned in the note pyramids. It's very sharp, noisy, screechy, harsh, chemical, dry, synthetic like there's no tomorrow, metallic...etc! it's a note that I...
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    Re: Naomi Goodsir - Or Du Serail

    anyone tried this?
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    Re: Colonia Leather by Acqua di Parma

    To me this is like the smell of a saddle made of real leather... that someone forgot in the barnyard with all the horses for a few days so now the leather has all that barnyardy/animalic smell all...
  14. Re: Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb Eau Fraiche ~ new fragrance

    It's out, I saw the bottle at a store ... now I have to go back and get a sample.
  15. Re: TOM FORD to discontinue Jonquille de Nuit, Lys Fume and Ombre de Hyacinth

    But he did discontinue some very good ones before. I think these ones are getting the boot because of low sales. I personally didn't like any of the 4 from the Jardin Noir collection
  16. TOM FORD to discontinue Jonquille de Nuit, Lys Fume and Ombre de Hyacinth

    Looks like Tom Ford is discontinuing the 3 flops from the Jardin Noir Private Blends... Jonquille de Nuit, Lys Fume and Ombre de Hyacinth. Hopefully he learned a lesson and the next releases will be...
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    Re: MDCI Paris perfumes - Are they worth the price?

    Totally worth the price just for the excellent service Claude provides!

    Invasion Barbare and Chypre Palatin are excellent... Cuir garamante has that sharp note that I hate but Nuit Andalouse is an...
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    Re: New Olfactive Studio - Ombre Indigo!

    Thank you for the feedback on this one... I jointed the split so hopefully I'll be able to try it soon!
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    Re: New Olfactive Studio - Ombre Indigo!

    the above description is different from the one you gave before: "I received my 100ml bottle two days ago from Essenza Nobile. A very nice fruity-spicy opening that soon becomes an incensy, vetiver...
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    Re: Amouage Fate. Why so much hate?

    here we go:

    AMouage Fate, why so much hate
    Hallucinate
    Dessegregate
    Mediate
    Alleviate
    Try not to hate

    Love your mate
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    Re: New Olfactive Studio - Ombre Indigo!

    anyone tried this yet?
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    I'm glad many members in this thread are not sharing my point of view, but I still think it has crappy longevity after testing on skin many times and I still ask myself, do we really need another...
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    What was the point behind making this fragrance? Is it because Terre d'Hermes is popular so they figured it would be a good idea to recycle the name and make more $$$? I just tried it ... starts...
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    Re: Brand New Atlelier Cologne - Santal Carmin!

    spicy saffron, sandalwood, vanilla... hmmm now it sounds really wonderful!
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    Re: Brand New Atlelier Cologne - Santal Carmin!

    But then everything smells wonderful to you Hednic :) Can you please describe it a bit more?
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    This is how I would describe Bond's Coney Island... Trash in a bottle.
  27. Re: Haitian Vetiver (Zegna) What do we think so far?

    Dark, moist and dirty vetiver as in straight from a swamp... I over sprayed on clothes the other day and the dry down turned my stomach!
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    that red color looks so "ambery" or "rosy" to me!
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    Re: Shagya...Parfums de Marly

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shagya_Arabian
  30. Re: Just received my super cheap bottle of Ferrari Silver Essence and...

    Anyone noticing any similarities between Silver Essence and Fahrenheit? I was testing it on skin the other day and someone compared it to Dior's Fahrenheit.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler: Les Exceptions

    thanks for the info, I'll be visiting La baie Montreal tomorrow... I'm not expecting much though.
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    Re: Fragrancenet price increasing!

    http://www.theperfumespot.com/aventus-men-creed-item-code-amcav42.html

    208$ with their coupon
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    Re: Xerjoff Richwood... is it worth the 670$ ?

    And this is something that happens frequently here on basenotes, some people think a certain fragrance is 90% sandalwood and some think it's 90% patchouli... last time I checked those 2 notes weren't...
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    Re: Xerjoff Richwood... is it worth the 670$ ?

    by the way I did get the answer to my question last year.... NO it's not worth its price. I don't think anything from the Xerjoff line is worth the price they're asking, not even 50% of that price,...
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    Re: Fragrance Battle: CdG Hinoki vs Sugi?

    Sugi was so not worth my time, it's a very light scent that disappears within minutes, I got a sample then another then another and still I'm not convinced, not because Sugi is bad but because I...
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    Re: New Givenchy Bois Martial EDP - coconut

    I read about them here:

    http://www.fragrantica.com/news/Givenchy-L-Atelier-de-Givenchy-5281.html
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    Re: Funny how tastes change...

    Yep, excellent post Mr. Reasonable
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    Re: New from MDCI - Cuir Garamante

    how can that sharp note be smooth and creamy? But those comments are helpful in a way... what's smooth and creamy to some members is sharp and "noisy" to me, Noted!
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    Re: Best fragrances with a lot of ISO-E super -

    I hope people are not mixing ISO E with norlimbanol... Scratchy, dry, headache inducing, high pitched piercing, all describe norlimbanol to me which I think should be banned! At least IESuper is...
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    I agree with your description after trying both today! I did not get any Tea in Imperial Tea, I thought it was just another floral composition, I usually like Jasmine notes but this one didn't smell...
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I'm waiting for Remik's feedback on this one!
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    Re: $300 to splurge: help me make a decision!

    Well there you have it, you just made yourself go crazy by asking that question on this forum.... Replies all over the place! Buy whatever "YOU" think is best!
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    Re: Jovoy - Les Jeux sont Faits

    I have it too and love it... I get spices in the beginning and an amazing ambery dry down! It reminds you of a very well blended middle eastern mukhallat :)
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    Re: Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver

    I was able to test this one at the Hermes boutique today... Basically this is a mix of the original Bel Ami and Hermessence Vetiver Tonka! Starts very similar to Vetiver Tonka with a weird...
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    Re: Terre d’Hermes Eau Tres Fraiche by Hermes

    unfortunately!
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    I was thinking that too but I'm trying to stay positive!



    They should be available in April.
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    NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    Kilian concludes the Asian tales with 2 new releases... Sacred wood which is centered around Sandal wood or sandalwood oil and Imperial Tea which is centered around jasmin tea!

    Most of the Asian...
  48. Thread: Meo Fusciuni

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    Re: Meo Fusciuni

    now that was a silent release by luckyscent!!! No advertising whatsoever... anyone tried them or anyone from Italy is familiar with the line?
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    Re: Essenze by Ermenegildo Zegna (2012)

    How is the new Haitian Vetiver? anyone tried it ?
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    Re: Byredo Parfums - Need some help

    I agree!

    I own Accord Oud but I like many others from this line... My next full bottle will be "1996"

    Get the sample pack!
  51. Re: Time to check in on those 2014 fragrance resolutions!

    Didn't buy anything yet this month, not because of a resolution but because most if not all recent releases have been uninteresting and crappy so more money saved, which is a good thing!
  52. Thread: Pyramids...

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    Re: Pyramids...

    Autosuggestive is a nice way to describe them, maybe they create them to make us believe certain notes exist in certain fragrances... so to avoid that I think it's always better to try a fragrance...
  53. Thread: The Entire Line..

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    Poll: Re: The Entire Line..

    Guerlain and creed and tom ford... at least most of what they release is wearable!
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    Aramis Perfume Calligraphy Saffron

    Another Perfume Calligraphy release by Aramis... the other two were very good, hopefully this one will be even better!

    Notes:
    bergamot, marigold
    saffron, Turkish rose absolute, lavender...
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    YOSH - Konig Feedback and thoughts

    I'm starting this thread again since the huddler one is still not available... If you have access to this fragrance please give us your feedback

    Konig Notes (from luckyscent):
    Aromatic bitters,...
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    Re: Best scent of the year for you?

    Monsieur by Huitieme Art

    Many seem to not like this one but I love it and getting addicted to it
  57. Re: Your thoughts on Guerlain's Songe d'un bois d'ete.

    I agree, Songe is nice and smokey and shares similarities with Leather Oud but weaker and less "dirty"... I think it's the best from the deserts d'orient trio!
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    Re: PUREDISTANCE BLACK... anyone else tried it?

    anyone else thinks this is somewhat similar to Lalique's Hommage a l'homme ?
  59. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    I think it has to do with the fact that some people care about their friends or colleagues at work, for example if you know someone who is broke and living paycheck to paycheck but they happen to...
  60. Re: I can not stop buying fragrances so I am thinking about selling my collection!

    Bingo... If you don't read about it and you don't know about it then you won't be buying it that for sure!
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    Re: Sterling Perfumes out of Dubai?

    by the way it's the UAE!!! and is this their site: http://www.sterlingparfums.com/en/brand/fragrances/armaf
  62. Thread: Ex-Idolo 33

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    Re: Ex-Idolo 33

    Just tried this one and I can say that it's another rose/oud combo but this time there's REAL OUD oil in the blend! The oud and rose mix has been done so many times before but this is one of the...
  63. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    homepage of http://www.indult.fr/ says:

    "I am very happy to see this fragrance collection under new ownership, permitting these perfumes presented under their original formulations to delight its...
  64. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    come on now... just take a guess
  65. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    lol
  66. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Exactly!!! Hednic always comments on almost every thread. And the fact that hedonist knows already tells me it's hednic... So I'll go with hednic and Montale!
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    Re: New from MDCI - Cuir Garamante

    Tried this one from a sample and was disappointed! Why? Because it has that generic, synthetic and sharp (Norlimbanol anyone?) note found in every "Oud" fragrance released within the past 2 or 3...
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    Re: FragranceX Free Shipping Worldwide No Longer?

    you actually tried that shipping option (Military Europe/ME/Canada) and they accepted and shipped your order to your home address in your province???
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    Re: Amouage testers at Fragrancenet

    Thanks for posting, rouj and everyone else! wanted to confirm if the testers come with caps or not.
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    Re: Amouage testers at Fragrancenet

    anyone ordered testers and received them already ?
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    Re: Typical annoying moments for perfume addicts..

    and



    Extremely annoying when this happens!
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    Re: Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    haven't seen it myself but noticed some people giving feedback online about it. Lalique website:

    http://www.lalique.com/en_US/product/encre-noire-sport-100-ml-en-us-4277-100-ml
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    Lalique Encre Noire Sport

    I guess that old thread about Encre Noire sport is in the archive somewhere so here is a new thread... Looks like this has been released in some markets ... anyone tried it?
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    Re: Amouage testers at Fragrancenet

    lol... I remember that day! and now the sad part is that fragrancenet has suspended shipping to Canada, not sure why!
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    Re: Amouage - Fate Woman

    When I told a friend that Fate Man was one of the worst fragrances ever created he suggested I try Fate Woman and described the dry down as the smell of burning oud or incense! Oh well, I think I...
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    Re: Amouage - Fate Woman

    hedonist, do you get a smokey bokhoor note in the late dry down of Fate Woman? Like the smokey incense or oud they burn in the gulf countries?
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    Re: Amouage Hommage -- What else has this feel?

    I suggest you try Amouage Ubar
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    Re: Serge Lutens Special Edition Release?

    I read somewhere that Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque is available as a bell jar at the Paris store or "for a limited time", as a 50ml export in the rectangular spray bottle. Maybe that's why it said...
  79. Thread: Ex-Idolo 33

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    Re: Ex-Idolo 33

    try these guys in toronto, I think they ship to the US: www.andrewsco.com
  80. Thread: No Home button

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    Re: No Home button

    Chrome was not working but now it's fine since I emptied the cache!
  81. Thread: No Home button

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    Re: No Home button

    tried a different browser... now it works... it must have been a browser cache problem.
    clicking the green home button now takes me here : http://www.basenotes.net/content/

    and no errors.
  82. Thread: Welcome Home!

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    Re: Welcome Home!

    What happened to this site? Why did you go with huddler and now back to vbulletin ?
  83. Thread: No Home button

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    Re: No Home button

    yes.. this is what I'm getting when clicking the home button and here is the link it shows in the address bar: http://www.basenotes.net/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    I get a burnt and still smoking log of wood from CDG Black, it's close to black tourmaline but greener I would say!
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    exactly what he said! Diptyque has a candle that smells like Henri Bendel's Firewood, it's called Feu de Bois and it exists in room spray.

    Also try the new Comme des garcons BLACK and Olivier...
  86. Thread: Montreal, Canada

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    Re: Montreal, Canada

    I found this nice store in Montreal: etiket.ca
    Located at:
    1832 Sherbrooke Street West
    Montreal, Quebec H3H 1E4

    Hopefully they'll be adding more niche lines!
  87. New fragrances: Nobile 1942 releases Café Chantant and Infinito

    Not sure how everybody missed these two new releases by Nobile 1942 but here they are, hopefully someone tried them and can give us feedback:

    Cafe Chantant notes:
    Black Cherry, Laurel, Anise...
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    Re: TF Bois Marocain discontinued?

    Bois Marocain has been officially discontinued so if you find a bottle grab it fast!
  89. Poll: Re: Frederic Malle - poll - please pick your 2 choices only from the listed

    did you get the Dries Van Noten at Holt in Toronto?
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    Re: Amouage Fragrancenet

    good to know :) Thanks!
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    Re: Amouage Fragrancenet

    do u work for fragrancenet??? how can you spot those products so fast ?
  92. Re: A Few Words on Listed Content and Real Content of Perfume in Bottles

    maybe the 3 or 4ml evaporated? lots of alcohol in that bottle ye know. (I imagine that being one of the answers the fragrance company would give)
  93. Thread: Fake Amouage???

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    Re: Fake Amouage???

    rofl...
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    Re: Phaedon line to be discontinued...

    what I understand from this email is: Phaedon is refomulating and changing packaging (maybe names of perfumes too) but is not being discontinued!!!
  95. Re: Mona di Orio EAU ABSOLUE anyone tried this yet?

    nobody heard of this one? really ?
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    Re: Amouage Fragrancenet

    now you have the whole collection :) Cograts man! I checked out lilydirect and looks like they don't ship to Canada.
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    Re: Amouage Fragrancenet

    which ones are the 4 you received ? were u able to get jubilation ?
  98. Thread: CdG Black .. ?

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    Re: CdG Black .. ?

    for those who tried it... does it have anything in common with Bois d'Ascese ?
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    Re: Your Favorite or Best Citrus

    some of my favorites are D & G Masculine and Creed's Neroli Sauvage
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    Re: Fueguia 1833 . . . Any information on this line

    that's the problem, the price! what if I like all 50 of them? :shocked:
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