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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Try again cacio....


    Thanks for the love, Irina! Unfortunately, I don't have The Guide! ACK!
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    BN back up!! HURRAH!!!

    Seriously I cannot even EXPLAIN my anguish trying to keep researching yesterday without having feedback from yall.






    *hangs head in shame*
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    This is RIDICULOUSLY challenging. Seriously, I have gotten NOTHING done today besides this. Whoops! :p
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Apparently a Bewitched rerun was on while my parents were discussing baby names... and I'm Samantha. Yes, my parents are incredibly creative. (True story.)

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    So... would it...
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    Y'all that are getting this without actually smelling it --- AMAZING. You have my eternal respect.
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Irina, can you provide some hints about the signature?

    Did we ever get confirmation on the pepper note?
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! :shocked: And I felt like I was zeroing in on a target, too. *sigh* Back to square one.

    Can we discuss the gender of the perfumer? Is that...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    So far, the following have been suggested:


    rose/rose absolute
    dirty soapy water
    lemon/bergamot
    fluffy green note
    mixture of musks, patchouli, vetiver and civet and/or indole or skatole ...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Meowmo, what do you think about C besides rose and jasmine? What do you think people pay for a bottle of C? Meowmo, do you smell any violets, iris or orris?


    I agree that C seems old-fashioned. I...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Sorry to be late again! I obviously get lots of rose, but jasmine is there too
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Sybarite come out and play! C is begging to be sniffed! :laugh:
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    Re: What drew you into collecting fragrances

    Local mall got a Bath & Body Works (yeah, I live in the middle of nowhere, this was big doings for us) and if I smelled another person drenched in effing Sweet Pea or Warm Vanilla Sugar (barf) I was...
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    Re: How do you chose your perfume?

    Completed survey! Would you mind reporting back when you finish? Interested in the results and your impressions. Thanks!
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Awww, Irina, sorry that real life is overwhelming right now! *hugs*

    Please try to pop in and give us your ideas occasionally, even if they are random stream of consciousness fragments. Your...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    THIS is why I love blind sniffs. Entertaining AND educational.

    Have a similar question, Wolfie. On the last blind sniff I participated in, I walked away with the impression that orris root =...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Fellow sniffers: don't overthink it.
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Ooooh, oooh, cacio, check your PMs!!!!

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    CAN'T. SIT. STILL. SO EXCITED!!!!!!!

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    Please cacio/twolf PUT ME OUT OF MY MISERY! I need to know!! :p
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Thanks for the nudge in the appropriate direction, cacio! Been searching the forum for an hour with no luck, though! Aaarrrggghhhhh! :eek:

    But still having fun! :thumbsup:
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Wow, OK, B is definitley making my head hurt... literally. I've scrubbed and am now sniffing on paper, so I feel your pain, Irina. Again, the crazy strong piney topnotes are jumping out and grabbing...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Irina, that is BEYOND IMPRESSIVE that you can pick out the chemical components like that. Would you mind translating for us less-educated folk, though? My understanding is that Iso E Super is woody,...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    thoughts on B: starts out almost masculine, I think. Is that some sort of cedar/pine I smell?
    Juice is colorless, clear. Sniffing on arm now. Still feeling like I'm in the forest, but not getting...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    I sent my A guess on Saturday around noon....

    I'll re-send to Twolf...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Methinks Irina is dropping some serious hints. Should we follow the breadcrumbs... ancient times, Middle East, opulence, royalty? Is this the right direction?
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Great minds think alike?!? Just considering that I may be holding some of the coveted Amouage juice in my hands is enough to induce butterflies in the tummy!
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    whoa, looks like i got in on the sniff with all the smart kids. :undecided: feeling out of my depth!
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Hmmm... makes sense. Thank you, that's helpful. Well, then, I'll go abstract. I see the word "butch" was used upthread, which I wholeheartedly disagree with (unless we're defining that word...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Looking at that other website's listing of scents witht he above confirmed notes, I can tell you with 100% certainty that this is NOT TF Black Orchid. :lolk:


    Sorry, will make longer posts. Was...
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    Re: September 2012 Blind Sniff Acquired Tastes

    Spraying A. MUCHO GUSTO! Feminine and floral, that's my bag!

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    Hahaha, just read all the previous threads. You are totally right on, my assigned fragrance (B) is my least...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Oh no! I missed it! Sorry! I was waiting for y'all. Duh. Smack me.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Yes, yes, agreed, many thanks to Twolf! I'm thinking you are correct there, Irina, these must be some serious scents. If it was, say, Justin Beiber's travesty of a perfume, we'd be getting gallons of...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I'll be good, I swear!
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    Re: The AXE Marketing Machine [article]

    F-ing AXE. Why do men buy this crap? Forget the soft porn ads, forget the phallic packaging, close your eyes and smell it. IT REEKS. I can't tell you how many times I've been... ahem, getting...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Sorry, sorry, I'm here! Got them Friday and wore a single squirt of C sunday night -- very nice!

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    Acquired tastes... hmmm... the in-vial sniffs of both A and B didn't really...
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    Re: Do I not spray enough Agent Provocateur?

    WEAR IT, baby! AP is my holy grail. And rules were made to be broken. If I smelled you wearing AP during the day, I'd follow you around and force you to be my best friend.

    But, yes, you probably...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Heeeeeeeeyyyyyyy there kids, I'M ALIVE!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

    And you thought you'd be rid of me so easily. Pshaw.

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    I can't believed how many times I was namedropped...
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    Re: The most graceful Antilope thread

    Sorry I've been MIA jujy! Got your Antilope a while back... a couple weeks ago maybe? And I haven't found the appropriate occasion to wear it yet. It's been 100+ degrees with 90% humidity here EVERY...
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    Re: Which scents smell like no other?

    nothing can touch no. 19
  42. Re: Wrists or chest? Which projects better in winter?

    The answer is always chest. In every situation. Chest.
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    Re: Help with a few samples for wifey

    +1 Jo Malone
  44. Re: Jean Patou Joy - What is the difference between EDT, EDP, Parfum and Eau de Joy?

    The difference is that nobody should be allowed to wear it after the FLAW FREE Jackie Kennedy appropriated it as her signature scent. No one will ever approach her in fabulousness.
  45. Re: Photos of Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluide (the notes are quit interesting)

    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/savethegluten/49114627/3520/original.gif
  46. Re: Love a fragrance, but almost apologise for wearing it?

    Dude, don't apologize for your amazing frag, tell your friends you're sorry they have no taste.
  47. Re: For my 1000th post I am giving away samples of..(pick a #)

    Bumping this to try to get more people in here to celebrate kalli's awesomeness!

    (Not interested in the giveaway, HP and I are NOT friends, but CONGRATS!)
  48. Re: Actually heard someone say "old lady scent"! About a Tauer!

    speak for yourself!
  49. Re: Actually heard someone say "old lady scent"! About a Tauer!

    These obnoxious guys at the office I used to work at would always make loud comments about smelling an old lady in the room when I wore Chanel No. 5. PUH-LEEEEEASE!
  50. Re: Photos of Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluide (the notes are quit interesting)

    Let's try to be optimistic, kids. Gaga is not your average celeb.... the woman wore RAW MEAT in PUBLIC. If nothing else, it will be different.

    If someone buys it, would you be willing to share...
  51. Re: Photos of Lagy Gaga Fame Black Fluide (the notes are quit interesting)

    NO JOKE!

    That bottle is totally what Alien was going for.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    I have been BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD lately... bought a whole slew of MAC stuff, some Lancome concealer, Too Faced shadows, Nars shadows, Lush charcoal face soap (MIRACULOUS!), Stila shadows, Laura Mercier...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Did I get voted off the island? Or bumped to August?
  54. Thread: Weird question

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    Re: Weird question

    Ew, really? Smells like ammonia to me.
  55. Re: Someones GIVIN' ME 1 Bottle of Free Perfume (Please Pick 1 Basenote Members)

    Ugh, that's like asking someone to pick between Gacy, Manson, and Bundy.
  56. Poll: Re: Tom Ford Private Blend vs Dior La Collection Privee vs Chanel Les Exclusifs?

    Psssshhh, that's an easy one... Tom Ford dominates Chanel and Dior EVERY DAY OF THE FREAKING WEEK!
  57. Re: What smells do you have an obsession with that aren't perfumes?

    *PUPPY BREATH. I've been known to hit up the animal shelter just to hang out with the puppies and smell them. They start to get regular dog breath after... oh, maybe 12 weeks of age or so... so it's...
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    Re: Sillage......exactly what does this mean???

    it means someone doesn't have to be close enough to bump uglies with you to smell you.*



    *DOES NOT condone marinating in a scent in order to be smelled from 10 miles away. find the happy medium.
  59. Re: Fave scents you wore in the 90's? Least fave you smelled? Male or female!

    OMG the ENTIRE DECADE smelled like CKOne. EVERYONE wore it, which has to mean there was some type of subliminal advertising going on because how THAT MANY people thought that crap actually smelled...
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    Re: Can you truly judge a scent on just a card?

    THIS. When SAs hand me those little paper strips, I'm like "no, i want to buy some perfume for ME, not for your little paper friends."

    seriously whoever came up with this frag on paper sampling...
  61. Thread: SA's

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    Re: SA's

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA love it

    educate her, boo
  62. Re: 1 hr at the world's biggest Sephora or how to ruin your nose for the next 2-3 hrs.

    O M G

    you are living my DREAM
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    Re: Looking to expand my collection

    oistrakh what country are you in? if you're in the con us, i'd be happy to send you some samples... i have a chanel egoiste that i can't even deal with and it's all yours if you want it boo
  64. Re: Famous fictional characters and their fragrances..

    ridiculously hot Halle Berry Catwoman - Bandit

    lame wet blanket Anne Hathaway Catwoman (WORST. CASTING. EVER.) - Alien
  65. Thread: getting a job

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    Re: getting a job

    Let us know when you get the job so we can all show up and hassle you for free samples!
  66. Re: Famous fictional characters and their fragrances..

    yes yes yes yes yes
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    Re: How many sprays?

    Psssshaw, mainstream media knows NOTHING about scent. Don't listen to 'em, boys. Y'all smell WAAAAAAY better.
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    Re: Too beautiful for everyday use?

    this.
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    Re: Perfume giveaway....

    Lucky number 13!!!!!!
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    Re: Looking for a fresh, green, rose...

    +1 Jo Malone Red Roses -- lasts a looooooooooooooooooooooooooong time and smells EXACTLY like the inside of a florist's cooler filled with roses. The green note is subtle but fabulous.
  71. Re: Help please! Looking for a gorgeous "Southern" white floral (magnolia/gardenia/sweet olive?)

    Goutal Gardenia Passion. That is all.
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    Re: Brad Pitt new face of Chanel #5

    Guhhhhhhhh vintage Brad.... sooooo much hot...

    Gotta say I liked him better when he was young and dumb. This whole brooding troubadour thing is a bit on the pretentious side. But I guess if you're...
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    Re: Cartiers at TJ Maxx

    Seriously, Olfacta, SAME for the TJ Maxx here in my area (rural-ish Missouri).
  74. Thread: dior addict #2

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    Re: dior addict #2

    I can't deal with it. It's too fruity and sugary sweet. I feel like the Fruit Stripe gum zebra when I wear it... all crazy colored and LOUD!
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    Re: Best feminine tuberose fragrances?

    FRACAS IS FLAWLESS.


    That is all.
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    Re: Everything smells good to me! (help pls)

    Don't let those SAs talk you into smelling a bunch of stuff at once and spraying it all over your body. Pick one, spray a decent amount, and walk away. Wear it all day to make sure you get...
  77. Re: WHAT?! No spray top?! Help a guy out with some basic how-to advice.

    And make sure you understand that "dab" means "have the vial in contact with your skin" not "tip it over and pour some out." 'Cause.... yeah.... that's not gonna work. :)
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    Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    Sorry I've been MIA. Catnip_too, I just sent you shadesofbleu's address. Work is insanity right now and there's just no way I'd get to the book in a reasonable amount of time. Seems to me that the...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    Can a sista get a summary around here? This thread = TLDR
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    Re: Suggestions for a perfume similar to No 5

    Jan, girl, don't be scared of our ol' buddy ol' pal 30Roses. She's totally trustworthy. And super generous! Besides, we have the CIA screen everyone who joins BN, so it's all good.

    I'm thinking...
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    Poll: Re: Would you put perfume on a baby? Take the poll

    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/savethegluten/49114627/5808/600.gif
  82. Re: An argument with a Sales Clerk ~ A guy testing Midnight Poison EDP for himself

    http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/savethegluten/49114627/3165/600.gif
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    Re: Book pass: The Secret of Chanel No. 5

    I'd be interested in reading!
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    totally late to the party but UD Naked 2 pallette..... llllllllllluuuuuurrrrrrrrvvvvveeeeeeee
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    Re: Interesting article: What femmes fatales wear!

    Bandit’s femme counterpart, Fracas (both, by couturier Robert Piguet, remain widely available), is a giant, sinister tuberose that pairs well with red lipstick, crimson nails and chain mail.

    ...
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    Re: April 2012 Blind Sniff: Cure for Cold

    ooohhhh i like the theme!!!!!
  87. Re: Samples or decants of Coromandel, other than perfumedcourt)

    Check out Crystal Flacon... I found a Coromandel sample there a while ago....
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    Re: Niche / Designer Sites Who Offer Samples ?

    I very recently got 3 vials from Hermes from an email asking for 24 Faubourg. AP also sent me regular AP, L'Agent and AP Body Sauce, which was AWESOME!

    Umm... Malle sent me 2 samples of Fracas,...
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    Re: Using scent in mini-theater setting

    OP, I think your best bet would be a small ScentAir unit. This is the company that runs fragrance through the duct work of large hotels, stores, etc. For smaller settings, they sell a diffusing fan...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    It's all gravy baby....
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    Re: Basenotes 2012 Meet Up - Interest?

    Ooooh boys, I've been looking for an excuse to go to NYC this summer....

    A meetup in Las Vegas is being planned over on the female frag boards....
  92. Thread: Real Deer Musk

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    Re: Real Deer Musk

    hahahaha, y'all need to consult your hillbilly encyclopedias!

    yes, it's hunters, covering up their human (by which I of course mean "beer") scent and attract the deer. Specifically they use doe...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    AW SHUCKS! May would've been fun to have a sniff reunion with darkdreams and Haunani!!! But sign me up for June if you still need a nose!!!
  94. Re: Basenotes 2012 Meetup Las Vegas - Preliminary interest thread

    eeeehhhhhhhh, something about LV just weirds me out. Maybe one too many childhood trips there watching my drunken parents gambling away my inheritance? Oh, yeah, that's probably it.

    BUUUUT 2013...
  95. Thread: Real Deer Musk

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    Re: Real Deer Musk

    Well in my neck of the woods, the menfolk scent themselves with deer urine before they go out into the woods, which I can assure is cheap and legal, although not necessarily pleasant!
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    Re: Memories of Fracas

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Of all the superfluous rules of Catholicism, THIS ONE takes the freaking cake. And I'm Catholic so I can say that. :)
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    Re: Memories of Fracas

    Fleurine, guuuuurrrrrl, I gotta feeling you have lots more stories where that came from! That's a GREAT memory, especially to connect to Fracas, which just DEMANDS drama. Sounds like the synopsis of...
  98. Re: This questions is for Rose perfume experts (discontinbued tea rose perfume)

    That's interesting about Tea Rose, redrose and Anbreen. I actually just sampeld Tea Rose for the first time (yeah, I'm tardy for the party) this week and luuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrvvved it, so it must not be...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Just got the No. 19, Twolf! Thank you!!!! *hugs*
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    Re: Seen at TJ Maxx, etc. March 2012 Edition

    GET OUT!!!! My local TJ Maxx's definition of a high end frag is Christina Aguilera's eau de venereal disease.
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