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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi - Alamut

    It's too bad. I love some of his and they are some of my more frequently worn scents, but his output for the masses just wasn't enough. There's some absolutely genius scents in what he did put out,...
  2. Thread: Saffron lovers?

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    Re: Saffron lovers?

    I still occasionally wear Saffron Troublant by L'artisan, but it's on the feminine side of unisex.....not something I can pull off all the time.
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    Re: NEW: Lorenzo Villoresi Iperborea

    I completely agree with the questions about what he's doing. His scents are inspired, but I need to see more output and more consistent releases. Too bad, he is one of the few houses that gives...
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    Re: Does age matter when wearing cologne?

    Under all circumstances where what you're comfortable in. There are fragrances that in my opinion aren't appropriate on certain ages. However that's my opinion and no one should be concerned about...
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    Re: SoTD Saturday November 13th, 2010

    I'm not digging the lack of crisp fall weather. I want to wear Musc Ravageur tonight for my g-friend's birthday dinner, will be settling on Vetiver Extraordinaire (not that any wearing that scent is...
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    Re: Question about Serge Lutens perfumes

    The longevity and sillage off Lutens is good with most of the EDPs in my experience. I haven't had a problem with any aside from Bigarrade Concentree (though it's still a favorite). Most of the...
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    Re: Vetiver Extraordinaire

    For my tastes, this is the best formal scent (though it works in other ways too). I've ever worn. I absolutely adore this scent and it runs neck and neck with Piper Nigrum for my favorite period. ...
  8. Re: Baime - do you think I'll like it? [potential blind buy]

    I love this scent as it breaks up the monotony of citrus scents that can take over your summer wardrobe, I don't recommend it as a blind buy though at all. It's a very strong blast of fresh basil. ...
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    Well aside from the fact that it's spelled wrong and no more longer available, the suggestion would work! Yikes I go away from awhile and completely lose it. :cheesy:
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    If memory serves, it's also very reasonably priced for a scent of its quality.
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    Re: Is acqua di parma a young scent?

    You're correct on that :)
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    Re: Is acqua di parma a young scent?

    It's a stuffy citrus. A 20 year old possibly could wear it, but I wouldn't think many could pull it off. There's a stuffy note, something that kind of reminds me of musty attics or closets, in the...
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    Re: Which is the ultimate vanilla scent for men?

    While it's not a stricly masculine scent, I Coloniali's Myrhh y Myrhh is a wonderful dry vanilla scent that is predominantly a two note scent with vanilla being one of them. It's a dry pure vanilla...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, risky blind buy?

    My two favorite MPGs have always been Eau Pour le Jeune and Baime. While the former isn't anything ground breaking, I find it to be the citrus scent that I wear more than any other. It's great for...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 25 July, 2009

    Miller Harris Tangerine Vert today. This is almost a great scent but there's some weird note in the background that keeps me from wearing this more. I wish I could pinpoint what it is.
  16. Re: Creed Virgin Island Water -I'm so dissapointed!

    This is one of the fragrances that seems to radiate off my skin. Not sure if that's a negative or a positive for though. It is extraordinarily temperamental and seems like it can vary from day to...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 24th of July, 2009

    keeping it simple today.....Gendarme for a seasonal summer morning.
  18. Re: About to be eaten alive -- shaken or stirred?

    I'm a huge fan of Villoresi as a whole and regularly wear, and adore several of his fragrances. Spezie however was one that I could never warm up to enough to add to my regular rotation. I have to...
  19. Re: How is your summer weather? Is it affecting your fragrance choices?

    Second coldest July on record here and yes it has had a large effect on my taste in fragrances. I've been wearing a lot more ones that I consider spring fragrances and avoiding the light ones a...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 23 July 2009

    warm (at least for this summer) today...... Bigarrade Concentree for me. Kind of like a cleaner MI :)
  21. Re: Countdown to Paul G's VOODOO CURSE - 6 days

    Al,

    It's not my fault that your Yankee's starting pitching is in the shape it is. Still enjoying your massive collection of Herrera and Calvin Klein scents I hope :)

    Paul
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    Re: Who else misses Paul G?

    Where to begin......my head hangs in shame. Hello again everyone and thanks for the shout out here. I had hit a bit of a rough patch the last year but this is a sign and enough to get me back here...
  23. Re: Sean John's Unforgivable - Best selling Celebrity Fragrance

    Hello everyone. I've had some concerns voiced via PM about the previous posts and tone of the topics of conversation on this thread. As it's been revived, in advance I'd just like to let everyone...
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    Re: Two questions about Bond No 9

    If this doesn't get back on topic it will be locked.
  25. Thread: Bond No. 9

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    Re: Bond No. 9: An End to Peace on Earth and Don't Go Down by My Riverside

    We get it. You don't like Bond. I understand this as I don't care for them either. However this is getting personal and needs to stop. It's unnecessary and subsequent posts of this ilk are going to...
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    Re: Using Kiehl's White Eagle

    i don't have to use a lot but i do use the facial scrub beforehand. i think it's intended just to have a thin film and not lather up. i love the stuff and as it is scentless it doesn't clash with...
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    Re: Muscs Koublaï Khän ...available in the USA?

    To my knowledge they will not ship to the US period. This will go for the SA's (I've tried at Barneys). You'll have to either use Ebay, find someone on the board selling it, or find a european...
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    Re: Perfume culture = gay culture ?

    We've had one banning and a few irate PMs from people. Sorry this thread has run its course.
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    Re: Nasty SA at Nordstroms

    I had that experience at the Chicago Nordstroms. I was heading to a White Sox game afterwards and was dressed as such. I went in ready to pick up two MPGs and had a little extra money to burn in my...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Perfuma,

    This sounds like it could be a glitch. Grant is hosting the board in a different place so this is something he has to deal with. He's going to be away for a few days tending to his...
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    Re: Helmut Lang Cuiron - How good is it?

    I agree that it doesn't have a lot of sillage, but that's not the point of this fragrance. It's designed to stay close and be a personal one for only those you want to experience it. The true...
  32. Re: It's Official: Chicago L'Artisan to host us May 26!!!

    Ok I'm out for lunch and am going to have trouble joining before 1pm (have to take a parent to the doctor). If someone wouldn't mind sending me a cell phone number via pm or I could send mine first,...
  33. Re: It's Official: Chicago L'Artisan to host us May 26!!!

    Actually Peoria is seventh! (we're doing a unit on Ilinois in my class now). It's the fourth biggest that's not a suburb (taking Aurora, Joliet and Naperville out of the equation). I started my...
  34. As if there weren't enough reviews of Virgin Island Water already

    allow me me to pile on. Ted's willingness to drop over two yards on a bottle and the fact that it has some notes (especially the elusive coconut) that have me interested and caused me to buy a decant...
  35. Re: It's Official: Chicago L'Artisan to host us May 26!!!

    I'm in, I have Sox tickets for 6 o'clock that night, so I'll have to be out by 4 or so..not sure how long it's going to go, but I'm in for sure!
  36. Re: Andy Tauer says that the greatest perfume discussion board is...

    To avoid locking this or starting to go back and edit posts, please keep this on topic or it's going to have to get locked.
  37. Re: New Chicago L'Artisan shop may host Basenotes Get-together

    Ditto that, the 26th should be good.......I'm in!
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    Re: Bought some Comptor Sud Pacifique Scents

    I was kind of shocked at your opinions of these....especially knowing your general dislike of unisex scents. I do like some of them....the lasting power isn't the best, but they are interesting. I...
  39. Re: New Chicago L'Artisan shop may host Basenotes Get-together

    I live in the western suburbs of Chicago. I'm in for sure :)
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    Re: Best Fragrances for Gay Men?

    Octuple Amen
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    Re: Best Fragrances for Gay Men?

    Amen



    Double Amen



    Triple Amen
  42. Re: BaseNotes members only, Pre-release test sample and review.

    damn cool idea! count me in :)
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    Re: Montale ouds versus Oriscent ouds

    It was asked to stop this nonsense and it didn't. Sorry this thread is finished. My apologies to those of you who kept it on topic.
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    Re: Montale ouds versus Oriscent ouds

    I agree. This needs to stick to the topic at hand. If anything else comes up regarding generalizations about culture or religion the thread will be removed.
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    Re: Real Men Don't Wear Serge Lutens

    I appreciate the fact that cooler heads have prevailed here, thank-you. However, if anything remotely inflammatory is posted from here on out, the thread will be locked.
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    Re: Bond No.9, why the hate?

    I've been busier than hell lately and haven't had a lot of time to post. The thoughtful and well explained posts on this thread remind me of why I enjoy this place and this hobby. Thanks for the...
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    Re: Bond No.9, why the hate?

    Excellent point. This is why I hate music videos as well. If it's a song that means a great deal to me, if I see the video, any image that I have of the song in my head is instantly altered (and...
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    Re: Bond No.9, why the hate?

    Oh no, this is precisely what she claims to be doing. Again this is the core of my indifference to their scents. Read any of the links below and she constantly proclaims that she's trying to...
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    Re: Bond No.9, why the hate?

    I will wholeheartedly agree with the latter part of this, I'll never quite get the Creed reverence here (at least with their modern scents). ...
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    Re: Good Service from Malle

    This appears to be the rule not the exception. I cannot heap enough praises on them for their customer service. It appears I'm not the only one too who has benefitted from their generosity. I have...
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    Re: for sale ps3 for..............$200usd

    Should I just post my credit card number here to get one sent to me??
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    Re: for sale ps3 for..............$200usd

    it appears that another basenoter has stepped up to the plate and offered his fellow posters another spectacular deal. I can't believe that we're so lucky. Thanks to this guy for passing along this...
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    Re: B*Men to be Discontinued?

    I'm not surprised by this one. The scent was a blatant clone of Amen, just toning Amen down so that it would appeal to a more mass audience. My first impressions was Amen Au Fraiche. It's not bad...
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    Re: Young children & fragrance

    I'm assuming you aren't serious about this and this question was a joke, but just in case, I have to give an answer. I have to jump on board as saying that this is an awful idea. There is no reason...
  55. Thread: House Haters

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    Re: House Haters

    A predisposition to like a house does have bearing on what I try. More specifically it will very often have to do with the fact that I will often give fragrances a much longer look if I respect, or...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1 November

    Tam Dao this morning
  57. Thread: Rank yourself

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    Poll: Re: Rank yourself

    Yeah, as the Scentimus was here before I was I'd have to agree on the Master vote there.
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    Re: Kiehl's line recommendations?

    i'll second the facial fuel. top notch stuff. i'm also hopelessly addicted to the kiehl's line. Amongst my regular use stuff:

    White Eagle Brushless Shave Cream
    Silk Groom Serum
    Straightening...
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    Re: Your thoughts on Gucci Envy

    This thread needs to stay on topic. Any subsequent posts that are attacking other members will be removed and the thread locked.
  60. Thread: Gendarme

    by Paul G
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    Gendarme

    I've tried a great deal of fragrances and own quite a few. There are ones that are running the gamut from pretty nice to total mindblowers that can completely effect my mood and help convey complex...
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    Re: To all you "Pros" of scents

    right here!
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    Re: Overrating scents

    There's quite a few points that have been made here and many of which I agree with, some of which I don't. I do agree that there is a bit of thin skin at times and people view attacks on a fragrance...
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    Re: Basenotes ... no.1 ?

    Here's the thing...... No one's truly sure if Grant really exists or he's simply an urban myth that people have concocted to scare small children. All I know is that while I don't know for sure...
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    Re: Little known Creed facts

    Olivier Creed knows the last digit of pi.
    Count from one to ten. That's how long it would take Olivier Creed to millesime spray you...Forty seven times.
    The 1972 Miami Dolphins lost one game, it...
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    Re: I just bought my worst blind ever...

    This thread needs to stay on topic or it's getting locked. Please refrain from individually calling out other members, if you feel the need to do so, do it via PM.
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain

    It's an amber dominant scent. It's somewhat of a sweet, bright amber scent. Baron's right in that it does more closely resemble Ambre Sultan than any of the others. It's very nice and quite strong...
  67. Re: What do you feel would be a good addition to my wardrobe

    there are two things you need to do. first and foremost, do not overtry scents as they'll begin to clash with each other and the impression will be shot then. i try to limit it to 2, 3 or maybe 4...
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    Re: Just how wrong am I?

    Light/heavy is a completely subjective concept. Therefore, if you think they're light and wearable in warm weather, than they are. It's really that simple. While wearing orientals in the summer...
  69. Re: What do you feel would be a good addition to my wardrobe

    Bvlgari Black lasts forever and a day on me, so I would jump on board with the people who recommend that one.
  70. Re: How do you feel when a fellow Basenoter outbids you?

    There used to be an unwritten rule amongst Basenoters that we didn't bid against each other. With the size of the place now (as compared to then) that is pretty much gone now. I will say though that...
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    Re: ethnicity and scents, contd

    When we take a look back at moronic statements uttered by sales associates and compile them into a book, that quote could get its own chapter.
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    Re: It smells like my granny's house.....

    when i was wearing lv musk one time a few years ago, one of my students told me i smelled like their grandma's living room.
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    Re: Scents in Airplanes

    funny how when I heard this story break before I went to bed last night/this morning, I thought the same thing.....it will be interesting to see what steps are taken now. the faa (federal aviation...
  74. Re: At your best, how many different scents have you worn in a day?

    My favorite bald scottish addictions nurse has been known to wear 7 simulataneously......who would have know that behind your knees is considered a pulse point to him.
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    Re: Anyone have their own custom Creed?

    http://www.creedfragrances.co.uk/site/press_coverage/gq_nov_2002

    Also, I'm too lazy to google it, but there are a lot of articles about this. One of them said that you're also obligated to buy...
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    Re: Anyone have their own custom Creed?

    ....and he wears it oh so well!
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    Re: Major Cologne Storage Warning

    This topic does come up a great deal, and if I remember correctly, Michael Edwards stores all of his in refrigerators. In addition, while I haven't been to the Barney's in New York or LA, I think it...
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    Re: Major Cologne Storage Warning

    This needs to remain on topic.
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    Re: LAYERING - what a CRIME !!

    Well some of us feel that they are ;)



    I heard you the first time. This is nothing more than a simplistic blanket statement with no backing. Just restating it with no emperical...
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    Re: LAYERING - what a CRIME !!

    I don't know where to even start with this. Experimenting with things you enjoy is surely a great example of boorish americans doing whatever they damn well please. Plus it's been well documented...
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    Re: Ethnicity and Scents

    Honestly I don't see it being much different from why Aqua di Gio is so popular amongst certain demographics, or any other fragrance that is popular with a different demographic. As much of the...
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    Re: Wardrobe EXTREMES!!!

    Most Expensive (not including decants): Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Least Expensive (not including presents): Demeter Dirt

    Brightest scent: O'Pomelo
    Darkest scent: Douce Amere

    Smoothest Scent:...
  83. Re: My friends don't want to smell like their maids

    Scentimental didn't write that. That's the article title........

    Having previously had a cleaning woman come in once a week, I can safely I also didn't want to smell like her either :rolleyes:
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    Re: Czech and Speake no. 88...a lot going on

    If you took the two extremes, ie (Summer/Winter) I'd say it would work better in the winter than in the summer.
  85. Re: Looking For Soft, Musk Scents...with a bit of floral

    Musc Alize by CSP is a floral musk. light, clean and fun. i'd high recommend trying that one.....seems to be just what you're looking for.
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    Re: Fragrance of the Day Monday July 10

    Calypso homme today
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    Re: Czech and Speake no. 88...a lot going on

    Dead on. I will enthusiastically second this one. What really shocked me too is that I applied it last night and went to bed wearing it. I applied a very small drop to both wrists and some to my...
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    Re: a site /swap question

    That's a good question, I would think that maybe we could ask Grant to add that as a category to the 'drobes if the code isn't too much of a pain. Not sure, I'd be curious to see everyone else's...
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    Czech and Speake no. 88...a lot going on

    I have a lot of samples lying around. For some odd reason, I got the impression that this would be a summer scent. Consequently, I put this sample aside when Scentemental sent it to me last winter....
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    Re: Help me get to 500 in style!!

    If you have issues with this site, I strongly recommend you take it up with Grant, the man who runs the site. This forum is not for a rant about why you think this site sucks. Any further discourse...
  91. Re: Azzarro Pure Lavender: Lightning did not strike twice.

    Pure Cedrat starts out fabulously. Sadly though it gets rancid and ho hum about 10 minutes in. It's too bad, because the crisp freshness at the top had my hopes high....
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    ethical or not, the man who runs this site has requested that this not take place. consequently, it shouldn't. any further discourse on this topic publicly will be removed. this thread needs to go...
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    Re: Young Man/Old Man Scent

    This thread needs to stop, period.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan fraîche

    funny I was thinking it sounds like a contradiction as well. I'm wondering if this is just a scaled down version of the scent. If there's something else going on besides being less strong, I'm very...
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    Re: Tam Dao: Damn POW!!!!

    I hate the house of Diptyque. I don't want to, and sometimes I feel like I'm missing out on something good and I actively try them, but I just don't like them. This scent though is a major...
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    wow, threats of violence......well this is a first. the only reason that this hasn't been removed is so people can see what kind of person you are.
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    I didn't realize he had returned from his mission to keep cars fueled by hemp off the market. Nice to see he's back in town :)
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    it sounds about as good to them as it does to everyone else here to hear someone piss and moan about personal vendettas and rip on the people who frequent here and the basenotes bilderberg group that...
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    Since I'm a Real Life Moderator (a RLM if you're an acronym junkie) *I don't see anything wrong with what he said......it's an interesting question actually in watching the board ebb and flow and...
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    Re: Not to be a jerk...

    You would be correct on that :)
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