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  1. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    Toppie.
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    I had great moments wearing it again today. The base is fine, just not one of the most interesting parts, for my tastes.
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Maybe the smaller size?
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    I’ve gone with Guerlain Coriolan as my scent of the day.

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    The opening is luxurious.
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    Re: An Egoiste bottle from 1989 or 1997?

    It sounds like you have several bottles of Egoiste in rotation.

    The collector inside me would love a bottle of L'Egoiste.

    I find batch code decoders fun and interesting, but I don't...
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    I agree that there must be people who post about three scents of the day on average. I might be close to that myself. It arguably stretches the definition of Scent of the Day, but I've long since...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It's in good shape. It's the vintage edt. (I think edt indicates vintage and edp indicates the re-release).
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    Re: THIS Saturday July 14th. is CARON YATAGAN DAY!

    I'm excited to be joining the festivities with a traditional Bastille Day wearing of Yatagan.

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    Since this time last year, I have scored with Yatagan, joyfully memorialized as a limerick:...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A recent pickup. I was curious to give it a few wearings:

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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    That was four years of logging fragrances to get to 100 wearings for those five.

    The numbers for a fragrance shoot up fast when I take it as a vacation scent: twice daily wearings for several days.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    The good moments with Fetish Homme came for me in the late mid and early base.

    I tend to agree that Creation-E Homme isn't something I'd like to wear. I'm more neutral on Fetish Homme, but I...
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    I love it in moments. I have a bottle. It's on the periphery of my collection. It has moments when it's not a good fit for me. Too fresh, too challenging. I think I might like it in phases.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I can't do Russian orders too often. Everything has made it so far, but I have a shipment on the way now (hopefully), and it's been three weeks or so already.
  14. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I would recommend something currently available that I wear routinely: Dior Homme edt.

    And I would have them try Rogue Perfumery, classic perfume styles being made today for reasonable prices.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    The custom-designed Tom Ford bottle is nice, and especially original!
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    Re: Your guilty pleasure fragrance

    I rarely see enough consensus to feel like something is looked down on by the community. Over time, certain voices have become prominent in my reading, and my tastes are almost is total lock step...
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    The one hundred club.

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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    This was listed as a 7.5 ml, and priced accordingly!

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    I guess I wasn’t scared off aerosols. This one seems fine so far. I probably prefer a splash to an aerosol, but if this one keeps...
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    Re: IFF Speed Smelling 2019...yet once more

    I had fun with the last set. I would give this one a try. Opinions seemed all over the place with the last set, more than normally.
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    Re: Le Labo Another 13

    To me, it’s not interesting. The sales associates, though, say it has become their best seller.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Diorling is extra impressive in the mid and the base. I don't bond with the opening as much.

    For whatever reason, I feel like I have this kind of thing covered with Chanel No. 19, and also,...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I liked Mischief Femme, good ol' reliable flowers.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    There's a market for this one, I think, something on the edge.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Good stuff, wood&leather. Tauer is an interesting reference. I think it has hits and misses, but it's a fun house, especially the Flash line.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    It's interesting to hear from a fan, and I'm glad there are three of the ones you like in the pass: Vetiver Homme, Enigma Homme, and Danger Homme.

    I bet a bunch of people would take you up on...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Enslaved Femme and Vetiver Homme were two of the good ones, I thought. I think those are at the level the house is aiming for, respectable competence. Some of the others can smell like experiments...
  27. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    Expendable income expended:

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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Ah, that hit the spot. These samples are getting the LiveJazz treatment, and it's a great read.
  29. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    Interesting. Burberry London does have a following. I can understand the decision on Bleu de Chanel. That's arguably harsh on Egoiste, but not everyone is jazzed about the current version.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur - vintage 400ml bottle

    It's a perfect-looking box, presumably with mint condition Pour Monsieur inside - the equivalent of four normal bottles.

    I love knowing the date if it can be known for certain. The best I think we...
  31. Re: why do "incenses" perfumes smell totally different?

    This is true. I have the same issue identifying ingredients in blended soups. I know how they smell on their own, but can't always pick them out.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Earlyn - I agree with your impressions of the white florals and Derviche.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Way to keep it hardcore, My Two Scents.

    My vintage scent of the day is Chanel for Men, with a nice dose of oak moss.
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur - vintage 400ml bottle

    1970s or 80s, as a guess.
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    Re: - - - -

    True. I think it happens when collections get bigger. I am completely on the bandwagon. Any fragrance I'm excited about, and backing up, is something I'm happy to wear any day.
  36. Re: Where to ? Chanel PM, Worh PH, Dunhill 1934....

    Yes and yes.

    Also, Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree. Bugatti. Etienne Aigner, although it's rare. Avon Oland. Lancome Sagamore. Guerlain Mitsouko. Rogue Chypre-Siam. Guerlain Habit Rouge edt...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Sounds like I need to get the Led out.
  38. Re: why do "incenses" perfumes smell totally different?

    Frankincense and nag champa incense smell totally different to me but they’re both called incense.

    Health food stores often have frankincense essential oil. Incense sticks typically have a nag...
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    SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    Three of my fragrances are about to make it to 100 all-time wearings, according to the SOTD feature:




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  40. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    2.7, house loyalist
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Good to see you posting, JC.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    The labeling and naming are arguably kitsch.
  43. Re: IMO, The Theory of "Absent Fondness" is at the Heart of Our Fragrance Hobby.

    I gave up on getting rid of stuff for real. I pretend get rid of things, though - putting them in a box, for example.

    High 30s sounds about right.

    I think lean and mean would be 25.

    I like...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I like wing tips. Are these shoes of ancient times? Some designs are so good, I want to hang onto them.

    I understand you have bought many versions of Antaeus over the years, and always liked what...
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    Sometimes I think I could be building up to buy one of these.
  46. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    40 perfumes, 20 houses

    A ratio of two to one, 2:1.

    Representative examples:

    1. Monsieur de Givenchy and Givenchy Gentleman
    2. Guerlain Habit Rouge and Guerlain Coriolan
    3. Rouge Derviche...
  47. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    I don’t like the pineapple, but I still like it overall, while I can smell it.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    My pleasure. I always sniff the Hiram Green's when I come across them. Some unique, interesting fragrances.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm trying bonus Rogue sample 2 of 2 - Flos Mortis. It smells like a white floral in the family of Champs Lunaires. I like florals, so I like this. I love how the flowers almost stink. That's a great...
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    Re: Any thoughts on Rogue Perfumery?

    Chypre-Siam is the best one, I think. It's only close because of Derviche. For oak moss heaven: Chypre-Siam.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I wore it on skin. I liked the opening. Even into the mid, I was having good moments. At its best, I thought of YSL Pour Homme, but that impression didn't hold, and it was more in the line of...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    Pour Monsieur edt and edp we’re not available at the Chanel boutique in SoHo.

    Fragrances are usually fine 20 years later. After about 50 years, bottles need to have been well cared for to still be...
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    It has definitely gone pale. Based on today’s testing, though, it easily did better for me than Antaeus, and is truer to the original.
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    Re: Gucci Nobile: Is there anything similar?

    Duc de Vervins and/or Duc de Vervins L'Extrême sounds right, from memory. Nobile did not smell unique to me when I first tried it, although I think it’s great for the style - so polite (but arguably...
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    Re: What are your favorite houses at the moment?

    I shop on eBay for old bottles of Chanel, Dior, and Guerlain, most typically.
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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I’m so impressed by the energy in the male fragrance forum. Nice posting, lads.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Rogue Perfumery?

    It’s clearly one of the better houses in the current market, which has been devastated by ingredient restrictions and bad taste. Most of the fragrances have a vintage feel, which is extremely...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    My scent of the day was mostly Christian Dior Jules. We’re in Brooklyn for 4th of July celebrations. Happy 4th.

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    Re: Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I would wear current Egoiste if I had a bottle. I used to think I’d like a bottle of current Antaeus, but I don’t think I would use it.
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    Current Antaeus and Egoiste

    I’m sampling current versions of Chanel Antaeus and Egoiste this morning. They’re just ok. They’re better than most retail perfumes, but they’re not something I would buy, although I love the...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage mostly means not available retail.

    For eBay shopping, I found good deals in the last couple years on Giorgio Beverly Hills for Men and Balenciaga Ho Hang Club.

    There is a house that...
  62. Re: Ok Basenotes, I finally did it. I have placed an order for a 4oz bottle of Aventus.

    You can decant some to keep as a reminder of how it smells, and sell the bottle with what’s left in it, at some point, unless you’re really into it.
  63. Re: Armani Code 2018+ Honest Opinions on Sillage/Projection and Lasting

    The original is ok. I don’t know them all, but some of the flankers are as gross as it gets, as bad as Secretions Magnifique. I think the “Ultimate” flanker is one of the offensive ones.
  64. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    Here's a list of 500 perfumes:

    http://www.basenotes.net/spraylists/18-500-greatest-modern-perfumes/

    You can be a completist by reading the entries for all 500. You're welcome.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I'm trying bonus Rogue sample 1 of 2 - Rogue 40 - Epapsiou has something like this that he has sent me to sample in the past. I can't remember which one, but this smells familiar. The version I've...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I agree. That looks like a nice, rosy edt.
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    Perfume recollections and discussion of other favorites from a Mitsouko wearer are on subject.
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I'm getting a lot of good perfume energy from Pennsylvania recently.



    Along with your scent of the day, Dior-Dior, I presume? Which others?
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    This trio caught my interest.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Synchronized with connoisseur Schnozz in Chanel for Men.

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    This works best for me applied heavily, with plenty absorbed into a cotton t-shirt, with the shirt acting as an oak moss diffuser.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Great notes, Sisyphus. I agree.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I like Google's take on it, but the s is optional, I'd wager, depending who you ask.

    It's more "dew" than "doo," if there's a difference.

    "Ted" sounds extra nice in French.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    He has a wicked sense of irony, maybe, and no one laughs at these pictures more than him?

    Maybe he loves Vegas and wants to work with tigers?

    These are just guesses, though, honestly, and I...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Looking at stats for June, Diorama crashed the party with seven wearings! I didn't see that coming. Bois des Iles and Diorling got into the mix with three each!

    Sous le Vent, Miss Dior, and...
  75. Re: Most worn in June, 2nd Quarter and 1st Half of 2019

    Most worn in the last month:



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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    July 2019

    I've pulled out the following:

    1. Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    2. Elie Saab Vetiver
    3. Dior Homme
    4. Chanel Antaeus Sport
    5. Chanel for Men
    6. Etruscan
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

    Dior Homme

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  78. Thread: Men vs. Women

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    Re: Men vs. Women

    This site works to discuss masculine, feminine, and unisex fragrances, in my experience. Some of the best posters on feminine fragrances are Cacio and Purecaramel.
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    Re: On an ideal date

    For example:

    Egoiste and Bois des Iles.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur and Mitsouko.

    No. 5 edc and No. 5 edt.

    Some fragrances dwarf mine - Coco, Chanel Cuir de Russie - I haven't found a good...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I'm wearing Diorella again.

    I'm way more into Diorella than Eau Sauvage. I've read through the comments on Diorella upthread again - I get a big connection between Diorella and Diorama, and much...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Vintage Antaeus
    Original Boss

    These two come to mind. Honorable mention for Bal a Versailles. I like it, it's more animalic than these two, but I only have a mini and rarely wear it. These two...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

    My scent of the evening is Chanel Platinum Egoiste:

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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    It surely depends on which perfume. The line has a variety of styles. A bunch of houses, I think, like to talk about their fragrances with the most natural components.

    Several of the samples in...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Inadvertently, perhaps, you are introducing a new line of discussion in this thread, I believe.

    We have had the pictures of his fashion choices, yes, but I don't recall his claims about...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    These are clearly different worn side by side. They're both amazing. Parfum/extract/extrait concentrations, like this one, can come across as sweeter and more leathery than edt's.

    The edt is...
  86. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP USA Site Backordered/Now Sold Out

    Anytime "Cologne" is on the label, that's a good bottle of Chanel Pour Monsieur, I believe - unless it has turned.
  87. Re: Blind Buy Reports — tell everyone here! (decants count, too!)

    I've bought collector's items blind:

    Chanel Bois Noir
    Chanel Egosite Cologne Concentree
    Patou Pour Homme Prive
    Christian Dior Jules

    That's all I can think of. I would have sold them at a...
  88. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP USA Site Backordered/Now Sold Out

    Chanel Pour Monsiuer edp was a reformulation from the version of Pour Monsieur edt concentree that it replaced, which itself was a major reformulation of the original oak moss and vanilla original...
  89. Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur EDP USA Site Backordered/Now Sold Out

    True.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Interesting that you were able to place the connection to Paco Rabanne Black XS pour Homme. A company like ELdO, I wonder if they could do slightly better with their juices. They have some style and...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I think the sample is from Zephyr1973.

    It is definitely something much more modern smelling than oak-moss Mitsouko. I would guess it's an edt or edp.

    It matches with rumors I've read that...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I do not like the oak moss substitute in the more modern, peach-colored juice. I'm sensitive to it. Hopefully the latest versions are back to smelling more like vintage?
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    Do you want some of this vintage edp and some of the 90s edt?
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Creation-E Homme and I didn't get along - I'm fatigued with one of the synthetics it uses.
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    Different versions of Mitsouko

    I was talking with Juxtapozbliss about different versions of Guerlain Mitsouko, and we decided the subject needed a thread. The idea is to get Jux his ideal bottle.

    As of the time of writing, I...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    My grandmother always had Avon bottles on display. There was an entire wall of them, on built-in shelving. Her place was nice, everything up to date.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Chicago meetup:

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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Here are Sam's notes on Diorling from upthread. I wore some yet again yesterday.



    This Dior-Dior bottle supports your argument that the good ones outweigh the ones that don't work out.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    I was disappointed that it was so different from Fahrehneit.

    There's a flanker that's worse called Fahrenheit 32, a shocker.

    In the past, there was a Fahrenheit Zero flanker - heavily...
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