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    Re: Guerlain Special Atomiser

    The Guerlain atomizer holds 60ml.
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    Re: Update coming soon

    Well, I'll just come right out and say it... this project is dead in the water.

    February will mark 2 full years since this initiative began, and members participating in the "sampling program"...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    Sorry Blue_Eyez. I removed them, as I have seen them turn up all over the web, including on several ebay listings. Guess thats what happens when you put your stuff in the public domain. :)
  4. Re: Guerlain Derby batch codes: PLEASE CONTRIBUTE YOURS

    If the first paragraph of my first post was insufficient for you to get a grasp of the reason for this exercise, I'll reiterate by telling you Im compiling a spreadsheet of codes, bottles and dates...
  5. Re: Find of the year; Chypre de Coty - but how do I get into the bottle?

    Hi Pimpinett, nice find! :)
    I posted a thread here after a similar experience when the rubber plug dropped into a bottle of mine also. It really is wise to remove it before the plug starts to...
  6. Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    Naturally. Cheers :)
  7. Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    No, not yet.
    After a month of financial burdens, I figured Id wait until Ive at least sampled it before laying $$ on the bench.
    My seller is holding it for me in the meantime.

    Thanks for asking...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2nd Nov., 2011

    Rocking Day 2 of Movember in Habanita!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 2nd November 2011

    Rocking Day 2 of Movember in Habanita!
  10. Re: Head over heels for MONA DI ORIO's "OUD".

    GREAT WORK!! :)
    Alas, its gonna take a bit more than a wink and nudge to buy me this for Xmas.
    In fact it might cost me a pair of Jimmy Choos! Goddamn!
  11. Re: When we say keep away from light, do we mean natural light?

    Hey again,

    Both natural light and artificial light are public enemy no.1.
    Any environment where there is light and fluctuations in humidity/temperature are not ideal. As much as its nice to...
  12. Re: Vintage Guerlain Perfumes- Shalimar, Mitsuoko, Vol De Nuit, Les meteorites (Samsara)

    Youre welcome Luis. :)

    Your dates with those are pretty spot on.
    Theres a bit of confusion over the Mitsouko bottle in the black & gold box. That packaging was used from 1983, however the gold...
  13. Re: Quick Video: My initial experience with Christian Dior La Collection Couturier Parfumeur!

    Thanks Danforz. Loved the video and your insightful walk-through of these scents. :)
    Thanks to you, I'll be ordering some samples from this line that Ive not yet tried.
  14. Re: Head over heels for MONA DI ORIO's "OUD".

    I feel your pain Aromi! :(
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    Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - Forget It!

    Agree. In fact I removed myself from their mailing list in disgust with numerous unsolicited mails promoting this line.
  16. Re: Vintage Guerlain Perfumes- Shalimar, Mitsuoko, Vol De Nuit, Les meteorites (Samsara)

    Your Vol de Nuit parfum is post 1983, but could have been produced any time up until the mid 90s.
    Your Samsara parfum which you've listed as Shalimar is also late 90s.
    Your Mitsouko parfum is 80s...
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    Re: SOTD Tuseday 1st November 2011

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gYH0kJhPt5g/Tq9y8LJxi9I/AAAAAAAABUE/NBDWP6yffwU/s1600/icarus.jpg

    Sisley: Eau d'Ikar
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    This "lovely" ;) indulged in the following:

    Vintage Parfums Paquin "Goya" 1 oz extrait in Baccarat flacon. (1945)


    Jean Patou "Voyageur" 50ml EDT with ship holder. (1994)
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Vintage Parfums Paquin "Goya" 1 oz extrait in Baccarat flacon. (1945)


    Jean Patou "Voyageur" 50ml EDT with ship holder. (1994)
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    Re: Mitsouko EDC questions?

    Hi tourmaline,

    The gold screw top is addressed in point 2 of the quote above. But I can see why the confusion... perhaps Guerlain had an excess of gold screw-top flacons left over when the new...
  21. Re: Vintage Guerlain Perfumes- Shalimar, Mitsuoko, Vol De Nuit, Les meteorites (Samsara)

    There are no photos attached.

    As far as values are concerned, you can use ebay as a guide as these things come up there often. You will find prices vary because, as with all collectables, people...
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    Re: M7 Oud Absolu

    This is really exciting news. Thanks Lecritiquedeparfum!

    So the men's scents are M7, Rive Gauche PH, YSL PH, Jazz, and the women's, Nu, Yvresse, Y, and In Love Again.
    I am excited to sample these...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Yes indeed! Sounds like Casa Jathanas and Casa Sorcery have exceptionally fine taste!
  24. Re: favorite fragrance of the moment and car

    http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/33/2011maseratigranturismo.jpg

    Haha _Enigma_ and I have similar tastes.
    Maserati GranTurismo 2011 and Amouage Memoir Man.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    AWESOME rogalal! ;) And meatwad650 - great vintage formula you have there!

    Today I got a 50ml of Molton Brown's Lijiang and a 50ml of Singosari. Love these.
    Also, a 300ml Black Pepper body wash -...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Today I got a 50ml of Molton Brown's Lijiang and a 50ml of Singosari. Love these.
    Also, a 300ml Black Pepper body wash - a staple.

    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8332/69122098.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, October 31, 2011

    http://www.getprice.com.au/images/uploadimg/BimgHelmut%20Lang%20Eau%20de%20Cologne.jpg
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    Re: Help ID''ing a Bootle?

    Hi Amy,

    I cant be certain, but it looks to me to be an Avon figural bottle ca. 60s- 70s.
    Ebay is always a great resource to try and identify and price bottles, so maybe you can type in some...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    I am still hoping I can test it first shadesofbleu. I think my days of buying blind are over thanks to a dreadful incident with a Trussardi. ;)
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    Re: SotD: Sunday - 30.October.2011.

    Donna Karan Signature (modern) for me! :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 30th Oct., 2011

    Donna Karan Signature (modern) for me :)
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    And whats the verdict Hedonist? Is it to your liking?
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    The Helmut Lang scent is unisex, and both EDC and EDP are worn by both genders.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Nice work! But oh, how times have changed. Only 18 months ago I wrote Kilian, asking where (in Europe) I was able to purchase samples, and I got a very cold response with words to the effect that "we...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 28, 2011

    Onda EDP and extrait
  36. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    Sorry Aromi, but "cooter" as far as i know, is allllll American :D

    "Gusset" is just fashionspeak, like 'dart' or 'pleat'.
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    Re: Best Cold Icy fragrances

    Mont Blanc Individuel.

    It contains a very cold "arctic" accord.

    http://www.valentineperfume.com/product_thumbnail_images/t_23561.jpg
  38. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    LOL! Its an icky word to say, but its the little patch of material sewn into the crotch of your underwear (particularly in women's panties).

    LOL Kevin at cooter! *wince*
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    Re: Norma Kamali - available where?

    That is odd Trebor. I bought Norma Kamali samples from ausliebezumduft.de a while ago, but they no longer carry her line either. I wonder if they are paring back their distribution channels?
  40. Re: Tom Ford White Suede smells just like a woman's...

    In the lineup, I found Ford's Pure Musk the one that smelled a bit like dirty gussets.
  41. Re: Quick, the house is on fire! Which scent(s) do you grab first?

    My answer might surprise:

    ONDA
  42. Re: Coriolan by Guerlain and a request for Le Mouchoir de Monsieur

    I agree Koala. I find the Australian climate really works in Coriolan's favour. It seems to be one of those scents that comes alive in the heat. I also adore it on stark autumn mornings when temps...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    kccparis, it started in 2009 when I made a thread here on BN about buying a bottle of Vol de Nuit vintage parfum blind. I bit the bullet, and it was a life changing experience for me. I wrote about...
  44. Re: Cherigan - Fleurs de Tabac alternative?

    *crickets*
  45. Re: Cherigan - Fleurs de Tabac alternative?

    Thanks for linking my article jr. :)

    Fleurs de Tabac is in my top 2 tobacco scents list, and its incredibly hard to come by. There is a vetiver used that is similar to Guerlain's Djedi (yeah, good...
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday 27 October 2011

    Afternoon! I was in Fleur du Male :)
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 27th 2011

    http://www.perfumesdelia.com/perfumes/2%20Fleur%20Du%20Male%20La%20Cologne%20edc%20el.jpg
  48. Re: Which Gucci Envy should i get? (original vs. reformulated)

    Good to see! Enjoy them both in good health!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Volley is right... This is a special edition scented powder ( one for my wife, and one for my collection). In response to your question though... The modern parfum is reasonably good. Vol de Nuit...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit Xmas 2011

    My flacons also arrived today - one as a gift for my wife, and one for my vitrine.

    As far as the powder goes, wifey loves it. The powder itself is a soft pink/nude colour and doesnt look...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Today my Vol de Nuit bottles came in the post :)

    http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8958/vddd.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Today my Vol de Nuit bottles came in the post :)

    http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/8958/vddd.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    A gift from friends who attended dinner at my place last night. (You can see some very clear hints were dropped well in advance) ;)


    http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1206/sissq.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    They're both the original Helmut Lang fragrance hedonist, both testers... One the EDP and one the EDC. You'll see when you get your Cuiron that it is in an amber colored glass flacon.

    Heres my...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    These were ordered long before the Cuiron. I bought the HL aftershave whilst on holiday in Vienna and ordered these from a friend in Italy not long after. The Cuiron is still in the works, as is the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

    SoTD: Helmut Lang EDP

    SoTE: Amouage Memoir Man.
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    Re: Manbags?

    You don't have to go for expensive designer options. Brands like Esprit do casual satchel bags rather inexpensively, and the quality is good.

    http://www.esprit.eu

    As has Fossil:
    ...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Today my Helmut Lang testers arrived. 100ml EDC and 90ml EDP.

    http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2395/hlst.jpg
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Today my Helmut Lang testers arrived. 100ml EDC and 90ml EDP.

    http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/2395/hlst.jpg
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    Re: New Fragrance: Sisley - Eau d'Ikar

    Exclusive to David Jones J! On counter now.



    I figured as much. Thanks for your response. :)
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    Re: New Fragrance: Sisley - Eau d'Ikar

    Does the 100ml seriously retail at $198 in the US???!!
    The "sale" price theyre offering it for is the RRP here in Australia.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 24 October 2011

    SotE:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lNFGcZimYTg/S8rr2sC7PjI/AAAAAAAAAx8/d9vsX0rEqwc/s400/cdg2man.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 24th October

    SotE: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_lNFGcZimYTg/S8rr2sC7PjI/AAAAAAAAAx8/d9vsX0rEqwc/s400/cdg2man.jpg
  64. Re: Which Gucci Envy should i get? (original vs. reformulated)

    In this regard, IMO the older IS better.
    This being said, it is extremely hard to find old bottles, so the newer will have to do. It just feels like theres something 'missing'... a hole where...
  65. Re: Vero Profumo ONDA edp ...whats it like?

    Stanmar, if its a blind buy you're considering, I would advise you not to. I think Onda has a whole personality of its own, and whilst it is adored by many lovers/wearers of vetiver perfumes, not...
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    Re: Vintage finds

    Very nice. I know a lot of people who would have paid 1/2 of what you did for the whole lot, to get their hands on *just* the Diorissimo. Its one of the most striking and vivid portraits of...
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    Re: Vintage finds

    Ah! I had assumed a mini because of the height of the eau fraiche bottle as compared to the height of the Diorissimo. Then I just checked mine.
    I have a 7.5ml Diorella in an identical parfum...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    NICE! Probably my most favourite women's Designer release this year to date. ;)
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    Re: "Heavenly dry-down"

    L'air du Desert Marocain
    Onda
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    Re: Vintage finds

    I think you might have paid a fair bit for them, but the Diorissimo pure parfum is stunning in this vintage (ca. 80s). The Dior eau fraiche is about 10ml, right? Thats older (60s/70s), but can be...
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    SoTD SUNDAY October 23rd, 2011

    Today Im in Rock Crystal. Have a great Sunday everyone! :)


    http://parfumka-shop.com.ua/files/products/654931_large.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 23rd October 2011

    http://parfumka-shop.com.ua/files/products/654931_large.jpg
  73. Re: Vero Profumo ONDA edp ...whats it like?

    Heres a link to a pretty good discussion on the EDP from the womens board:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/280207-Vero-Profumo-ONDA-The-Eau-De-Parfum
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    Re: My Wonderful Vintage Find!!

    I tend to agree chaplain. My vintage No5 EDC knocks my vintage parfum out of the park. When I smell it from the bottle, it literally makes the hairs on my arms and neck stand on end!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Delicious Mike! Congrats! :)
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    Re: Why do you love/hate Joop Homme?

    Sickly sweet Lolly-water. Used to be sprayed excessively by EVERY Aussie male teenager in the late 90s / early 00's.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, October 22, 2011

    Jicky.
  78. Re: habanita by molinard - can it be worn by men also?

    Absolutely can! A keeper for the fellas too.
    As Daniel says above, the modern is more accessible and equally as wearable as any vintage formulation. :)
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    Re: SotD: Friday - 21.October.2011.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_8mTODCgqvfc/TTk17ufoweI/AAAAAAAAAQY/qreiZCz4V6w/s1600/memoir_front.jpg

    Memoir Man
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    Re: dream come true!

    Love these feelgood stories of success!

    See what happens when you 'let go'? The universe never ceases to surprise! :)
  81. Re: Worst name for a frag store ever: "Cigarettes and Perfume"

    Also off-topic...

    Strangest sign I ever read was: "Dr. G.N. FIST, Proctologist".

    No joke!
  82. Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    Thank goodness for that then. Yes, I think Im sold.
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    Re: Fall/Winter '11-'12 help!!!!!

    Terre d'Hermes or Dirty English instantly spring to mind ( from mainstream releases), and Eau Noire or Lubin Idole from niche/limited sources.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, October 20, 2011

    SOTE is Wonderwood.
  85. Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    Thanks shadesofbleu, Kevin, LiveJazz, Sugandraja and Indie, I think I'll bite the bullet. Sounds like something I'd really appreciate. Your insights have been helpful. :)

    Hedonist, I saw the 100ml...
  86. Re: Lubin Idole EDP...........any word if it's released yet?

    120 euros.
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    Re: My Wonderful Vintage Find!!

    A gorgeous find chaplain! Have you perhaps thought of decanting a small amount into an atomiser and spraying the parfum?
    I know Chanel (and most other companies) package their extraits as dab-ons,...
  88. Re: Lubin Idole EDP...........any word if it's released yet?

    http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/6536/29673223223365718401052.jpg

    ETA European boutiques: November.
  89. Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    Thanks for the comments gents. Whilst I do love scents with a grand Parisian vibe, I can definitely appreciate minimalism via the likes of Comme des Garcons etc. The more I hear about this, the more...
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    Re: Stunning new Shalimar presentation

    Yes, it's blue baccarat crystal.
  91. Wow. I love the way this is packaged. Im...

    Wow. I love the way this is packaged.
    Im surprised to see it will be available in MYER here in Australia... Grant, do you happen to know the "umbrella company" it will be distributed under?
    And the...
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    Re: Stunning new Shalimar presentation

    Yeah..... but you know something? Even at 6500 euros a piece, the reality is that Im certain they will all be sold out before Christmas.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Yummy! Which presentation vbs? Can you describe the bottle/box?
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    Re: Stunning new Shalimar presentation

    Cost: approx 6500 euros!
    Start saving! :)
  95. Re: To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

    This is very insightful. I adore Helmut Lang's aesthetic both in fashion and in his eponymous fragrance.



    Im pretty certain it was never launched "down under", and I think just after I joined...
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    Re: Stunning new Shalimar presentation

    I think MrG mentioned to me that this is a whopping 500ml!
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    Thanks Larimar. Does it smell kind of citrussy up to (a la verbena) at all? Im not sure if these top notes have diminished, or if the contents have been replaced. Many speak of leather, but if theres...
  98. Re: knize ten - just blind bought, mistake or not?

    I also bought it blind a number of years ago and was mortified and sold it the same month.
    There is nothing shy or retiring about K10... and it simply cant be compared to Chanel CdR.
    Hope you enjoy...
  99. To those who know me: A blind buy of CUIRON?

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    Gents, Im torn.

    Whilst I generally dislike buying scents blind, I have - on the very rare occasions I have bought blind - had a pretty good hit-to-miss ratio.
    Now I am considering buying...
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    Shadesofbleu, maybe you can help me.
    Can you describe vintage Diorling (and perhaps tell me which concentration you mean)?
    I found a houndstooth bottle of vintage Diorling EDC at a fleamarket, and...
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