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    Re: Tiare accord

    That’s not a bad description. Tiare is sweeter, and a little less blue-cheesy than the gardenias you typically find in the US. It doesn’t have the savoury elements that can characterize certain...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    What a lovely find! Great picture too :)
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal Woman

    Latinnote, did you ever get to sample Fate woman? That one is gorgeous too!
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    Re: Amouage Portrayal

    Well, you’ve put this one back on my radar! Thanks for the impression.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very interesting collection! I see a lot of lovely things in here, and a good representation of artisanal, and all-natural. Very well curated!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful! I’m enjoying the photography almost as much as the selections :thumbsup:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    In the vintage forum.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Vintage Miss Dior, yay! This has been in my rotation a lot the last month :)

    Beautiful, as always, Fanny. Have you been following the Dior circa 1980 thread?
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    Re: Possible Grojsman substitutes?

    Arguably, language influences our perceptions of everything. You might consider the philosophy of Wittgenstein, if this is a concept that interests you.

    Of course, if your interest is less...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Happy birthday Bavard!
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    Lovely!

    I have a magnolia with a similar flower type that has flowered, and finished, already. It’s a spring blooming variety. My Stellate-type, and Southern Grandifloras aren’t quite ready for...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Thanks for this reflection on the similarities and differences. It’s really helpful!
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    Re: Broken Nozzle Rescue

    No worries. It was worth a try!

    If you’re going the screwdriver route, perhaps try this over a sterile glass bowl? To catch any spillage.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I can see the parallels, certainly. More perhaps with GIII parfum, than other concentrations, where it’s a little deeper and richer. You’re right about the fruits. GIII goes in a different...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I should revisit this one. I’ve only ever tried it on test strips, back in 2015/2016, and again in 2018. It wasn’t what I expected, I remember that much. I really should seek some out and...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    16 oz of Diorling? Oh my!
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    Re: London Shops 2019 Perfumes & Attars

    Seconding Les Senteurs (an institution!), Bloom, Jovoy and, of course, Harrods.

    The main perfume floor at Harrods is insanely busy, and well-stocked. Far more interesting is the Roja Dove...
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    HG perfumes do have a tendency to give you something new with each subsequent wearing. I’ve said this before, with Dilettante, but it applies to all of them. I’m a deep admirer of his work and his...
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    Re: Broken Nozzle Rescue

    I see the little sprayer ‘cap’ to the front right of the photo. Usually, that comes on and off pretty easily, and connects to a dip tube inside. Could you fill a travel atomizer from this? If...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Beautiful, Epapsiou!
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    Re: Weird discounts

    The site has been shut down for a while, and they will not ship to the US from other countries.
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    Re: If you had to ... ; Ylang ...

    Eden had a lovely, very creamy, very buttery, natural Ylang 1 (first distillation). It’s a little more robust than the Extra, in my opinion, and better value. It’s been a while since I last...
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    Re: A question for women

    ‘Fossilized’ Dassie (Hyrax) urine.

    Sometimes referred to as ‘Africa Stone’, or occasionally ‘Golden Stone’ (which always makes me laugh!)
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Wow. I don’t know what to say, but thank you. :embarassed:

    Thanks for the Dame Narcissus suggestion. I’m not familiar with it, but will add it to the test list! I have Ostara, and enjoy Au Dela...
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    Thanks for the beautiful Scandal picture, btw. Gorgeous!
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    That’s true. Would a Plus account solve that?

    If the info needed to make a decision about splitting the collection to sell is predicated on the level of interest, could a poll or discussion in a...
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    Wearing my sample for the first time today.

    As others have mentioned, there’s a brightness to it that sets it apart from other Rose soliflores. There’s a distinct Bulgarian damascene profile to...
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    These are resold at deep discount
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    Wonderful collection! I second what Grayspoole and others have mentioned: there will be limited buyers for the collection intact, and many who would be interested in purchasing individual bottles,...
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    It matters. I’ll add that my expectations in this regard vary depending on the means of purchase (online versus in store) and the price point, however.

    Department stores:
    In person, I prefer to...
  31. Re: Labels, taglines, whatever they are called

    Lol. I’m usually chypreish!

    Always loved your tag, btw :D:
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    Is changing the tag a Basenotes Plus feature?
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    Re: A question for women

    It most certainly does!

    Civet as a floral enhancer has a LONG history in perfuming :)
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I bet you smell amazing though!
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    This was my recollection too, though it’s been a long while since I got nose to Vol de Nuit, and the Guerlain drydown has never really been my style. I’m sure I’ve unfairly discounted it for this...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    PerfumedLady, you are so kind ;) I can appreciate a good scent, but I bow to Grayspoole’s enviable, and unparalleled, knowledge! This really is a masterclass in understanding and appreciating the...
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    :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    “Tenderness” is a perfect description, Perfumedlady! Usually greens land far from this sentiment; melancholy is usually where they end up (and I personally love that aspect). You are absolutely...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Thanks for the write-up, Sam! Sounds like an excellent lecture. What a treat to be able to attend!
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    Re: A question for women

    :shocked::lolk:

    I’ll defend the temptress ;). I love a little mossy-Mitsy!
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    Re: A question for women

    Absolue pour Le soir, definitely. Another one that skews very urinous on some people (me included)! It’s the honey.

    MKK is an interesting one. I think this has been divisive since it was...
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    Re: A question for women

    +1 to these. For the notoriety value if nothing else. Wasn’t Annick Goutal’s Songes also banned from restaurants? It’s a gorgeous, lush, fleshy floral, and I can see how it could be overwhelming...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Beautiful!
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Thanks, all. I got lucky on this one. The DH loves it on me, too, which is always a nice bonus. I was worried he’d find it a little dated, but he thought it beautiful and complimented the quality of...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    My SOTD today is vintage Miss Dior EDT, so I can finally join in!

    Here’s the grand lady herself. She’s a little dishabille, without her ribbon, but is otherwise perfectly preserved. Including...
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    I believe you are right.

    I love coniferous scents. Great list, and a couple to add to my test-list. Thanks for sharing.
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    Seconding some of the glitches that others have experienced recently. Of three recent orders, two were refunded as “out of stock”, even though stock is clearly indicated on the website. Refunds...
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    Love Keanu :tekst-toppie:
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    It was the standout of the line for me: classic bones, but modernized somehow. It definitely has a Roudnitska signature, but it has its own personality and style distinct from the classics. Rose can...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Ah, Cook.bot... I’ve definitely found my tribe :smiley:

    I’m quite familiar with the 70’s and 80’s Diors and had a few in regular daily rotation in my youth. There is a structure and elegance to...
  51. Thread: Animal

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    Re: Animal

    All the most interesting people do... :thumbsup:
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    Re: Animal

    (Duplicate post)
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    Could be. It has a hefty dose of synth woods, for sure.
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    I might have guessed retro-chic black from your avatar ;)

    - - - Updated - - -

    My style varies by occasion. I’m equally comfortable in hiking boots, or formal wear. Motorcycle apparel is a...
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    Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    I’m less shy than I used to be, and if something catches my attention, I will ask if the circumstances permit. I’m more likely to ask if I can’t identify it, so I guess it’s sometimes as much...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Fascinating! I actually laughed out loud at the “farting diorama”. You guys are awesome :coolold: :coolold: :coolold:

    And yes, I second the proposal to lavish and enjoy.
  57. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    A wonderful and generous gift :thumbsup: You have a super list, I’m sure she’ll find something she likes.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    You’re most welcome! Their collaboration was why I went searching for the Delrae perfumes in the first place. Edmond Roudnitska is probably my favourite perfumer of all time, and Michel is...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Essenza in Seattle has Amoureuse and Coup de Foudre in stock. It might be worth a call to see if they are getting more of the others.
    https://shop.essenza-inc.com/collections/parfums-delrae

    They...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Not surprising to find some commonality with Delrae and some of the classic Diors... Michel Roudnitska did Bois de Paradis, Amoureuse, Eau Illuminee, Emotionelle and Debut (lily of the valley).
    ...
  61. Re: Anyone have plans for a perfumer's desktop organ?

    They’re actually very nice to use! Portable, too :)
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Nice! Lovely composition and light in the photograph, by the way :thumbsup:
  63. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    She sounds like an interesting woman! From your list, one more for No 19.

    I really do love the idea of the discovery set though... and FiveoaksBouquet’s suggestion is both a cost effective and...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Lovely, as always. Great to see Dilettante in there. It’s perfect in the summer.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Me too. Very interested to try. I trust Kafka’s nose, and Liz Moore’s artistry. Am excited to try this.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    On an unrelated note... what lovely penmanship :smiley:
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Always interested in a new release from Mz. Moores! This sounds rather lovely ;)

    Any idea on a release date?
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire

    I have Gardenia Petale. A pretty white floral, though it leans more towards freesia than gardenia, to my nose. I hoped it might be a little fleshier, or fuller. Pretty, fairly weightless, and got...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Wonderful! I’m in for Seattle 2021!
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    I should be in Montreal in the latter part of September, and would love to join if I can! Fingers crossed the dates line up.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Great score!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Lol, admit it, those aren’t emeralds, they’re Vintage Emeraude minis!
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    I love a well-crafted cocktail.

    While I enjoy many spirits, gin is probably my go-to. I always have a range of nice guns to hand for martinis.

    Saint George Rye Gin is a current favourite...
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

    Okay, some of my favourites:
    102911
    Always loved this one.

    102912
    And this. I used to have a print on my wall of this one.

    102913
    Or, for the full effect:...
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

    Sooooo many good ones. For pure smiles, this one always gets me:

    You really need the video for this one!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=owGykVbfgUE

    102909
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    Re: Your Favorite Fragrance Ad?

    The logo and the inspiration are neither of them as disturbing as the last line of that ad: “Women love the saltiness of Gavin. You will too”

    Errrr. No. Just no.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    B2B was too gourmand for me also, though the current formulation of TV is generally considered sweeter. I was a big fan of the old one.

    If you liked these, but the gourmand elements were a bit...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Back to Black would be the obvious recommendation from Killian, based on what you enjoy. It may be too similar to TV though, as they share very similar profiles.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That’s PERFECT ;). All hail Queen Cook.Bot!

    Now I’m covering a GoT name almost as much as I’m coveting some of these lovely purchases.

    Outbid on a few this week, and I’m too tired to start...
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    Please let us know your thoughts when it arrives.

    I had a sample on the way from Twisted Lily along with a full bottle order, but the bottle was oversold with no restock date, so I ended up...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Hi Mr. Prince,

    You’re off to a good start! If Tuscan Leather is among the first bottles you own, there likely isn’t much you’d be afraid to try :)

    Given you seem to like deep, smoky scents,...
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    Re: SOTD: Game of Thrones edition!!

    Worst. Finale. Ever.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Tradition, you have some treasures here! I’m coveting those big Chanels, as well as your sandalwood oil!
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    Re: SOTD: Game of Thrones edition!!

    It’s a thing. Mainly burned for incense these days, I think, but it seems (like many other resins) to have found its way into a range of preparations. It’s a deep crimson red, which is likely a...
  85. Re: Perfume Party Notes: Les Exclusifs edt vs edp, Sycomore, 31 Rue Cambon, Bois des Iles, Coromande

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on these.

    Lovely presentation on the minis. George is a very distinguished brand ambassador ;)
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella mini documentary

    Thanks for the link. The Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella was one of the highlights of Florence for me. Just wonderful!
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    Re: SOTD: Game of Thrones edition!!

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Game of Thrones edition!!

    Beautiful ad...
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    I always overlook Miss Dior, she’s an understudy for me too!
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    Thank you, Bavard. Vintage was my first love. My mother and grandmother were both perfumistas, and I was lucky to grow up with many of the greats. I thought all perfume smelled this good, and it...
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    Re: Handheld Perfume Bottle Crimping Tool

    I’m not sure what you mean by “the sprayer is too close to the cap... and can only spray a little”

    The collet is the part of the crimper that closes around the neck of the bottle and reduces in...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    Enjoying this thread enormously. A huge +1 to Cook.bot’s sentiments, above. My knowledge of vintage Coty is limited, beyond the history, and even there I’m learning. Thanks, all, for sharing :)
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    Re: Your All Time Top 20 Vintage Wardrobe

    Okay, the first 15 were easy. Narrowing down the last 5 was HARD. Here goes:

    ROCHAS
    Femme (parfum)

    DIOR
    Fahrenheit
    Eau Sauvage (EDP)
    Diorling
    Diorama
  94. Re: Niche and indie fragrance houses/stores in Montreal?

    Yes, Simon at Etiket is excellent, and knowledgeable too. Extremely helpful.

    Ogilvy has just had a refit, and carries a good range.
  95. Re: New Guerlain “counter” at the renovated Ogilvy in Montréal

    The beauty of SMN is the incredible setting. Room after room of scented products to discover in a series of rooms that’s somewhere between a museum and a church. Vaulted, painted ceilings, stone...
  96. Re: New Guerlain “counter” at the renovated Ogilvy in Montréal

    It does look like they’ve gone a little heavy handed with colourants. It makes for a eye-catching display, but I too find it off putting when considering a scent. I don’t want my fragrance to be...
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    Re: After a day at the beach

    Acqua di Sale for me. It has the marshy, windswept, beachy headland that Cookbot alludes to. Salted, skin, after coastal adventures.
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    Re: Perfumes for Game of Thrones?

    Thank you!

    Let’s try:

    The Night King: I’d given some thought to this, but couldn’t find the right one. It needs to be COLD. I’ll say Norne, for that wonderful dark, resiny pine, but it needs a...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    A well balanced collection. Nicely curated choices.
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    Re: Perfumes for Game of Thrones?

    Margaery: Rozy by Vero Kern.

    Cersei: Venetian Belladonna, by Quartana for six scents. The advertising copy is perfect: "Non tradire una bella donna..." (Do not betray a beautiful woman, or she'll...
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