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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 9 May, 2014.

    27991Jean Patou Ma Liberté
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Jean Patou~27714 Que Sais-Je?
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    Re: A scent to match La Boheme?

    I went to see this production! But I can't remember what I wore. Well, you know it is a Christmasy/snowy theme,and also I agree with Trilby, very dress-up fancy. Maybe Tabac Blond?
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    Re: What smells "gothic" to you??

    Caron Nuit de Noel
  5. Re: Jean Patou Ma Collection - Vacances has arrived

    I just bought a bottle of the Ma Collection Vacances EdT, as well as an original sealed bottle of Lasso parfum...so my wait is just beginning. But my HG bucketlist is all checked off.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 1 March 2014.

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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 3 January, 2014.

    24078 Continuing in the C's. Chanel Coco this morning, and Coco Mad tonight
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 2 January, 2014.

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    Re: SOTD— Wednesday, January 1, 2014

    Best to all of you! Here's to a fragrant 2014! I am wearing Caline EdT & Parfum by Jean Patou. Will be picking up my alphabetical traipse through the wardrobe in YSL Cinema, followed by Jean Patou...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 31 December 2013.

    I have been wearing my wardrobe in alphabetical order for the last few weeks. Lots of funny surprises when you do that (like wearing EL Bronze Goddess in a snowstorm). Anyway, today, 12/31/13 find me...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 14 December 2013.

    Kumquat! I do like it. Sort of a big tobacco floral leather chypre that rapidly progesses into a dry rooty catacomb scent. Adore. At home sick in bed. Watching the snow.How do you like Djedi?
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 14 December 2013.

    Djedi by Guerlain
  13. Re: Caron Tabac Blond - where can I find a contemporary bottle?

    Call Caron at Phyto Universe, in NYC. They do phone orders, and tell them you were invited to their VIP event (today and tomorrow). It's usually 20% off. TB is always available.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 22 November 2013

    Jean Patou Normandie
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Vintage Patous:
    Que Sais-Je, Normandie, Cocktail and Caline
  16. I never used to hear about *the feelings* of...

    I never used to hear about *the feelings* of plants until I became vegan. Now I hear about them every day.
    I agree however, with much of what you wrote. I do believe we are in A Dark Age, but much...
  17. I don't have an especially low opinion of...

    I don't have an especially low opinion of perfumers, actually it's higher for them than for many people. It's that it is nearly impossible to overestimate the amount animal...
  18. Civet cats are currently being kept in battery...

    Civet cats are currently being kept in battery cages for their feces.

    I am sure many perfumers would be no different.
    ...
  19. The issue is not *how* animals are used in...

    The issue is not *how* animals are used in perfumery; it is *that* they are used in perfumery. That is the moral baseline.
    ...
  20. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieu’s speculations on Art

    I love this image and I love wolves.
  21. Animal torture, exploitation, enslavement and...

    Animal torture, exploitation, enslavement and cruelty do not smell good to me.
  22. Animals: Someone not Something. They are not...

    Animals: Someone not Something. They are not "ingredients"
  23. My only regret about going vegan is that I didn't...

    My only regret about going vegan is that I didn't do it years ago. #compassion. #govegan.
    I am going to refrain from reading the rest of this series because these types of ghoulish topics give me...
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    Re: Stat rosa pristina nomine - Part 2

    21969 This one is really beautiful and nice and clean but not soapy it's kind of ozoney and not too much it's very beautiful unfortunately what I'm looking for is a candle.

    *for best results hold...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday November 11, 2013

    SotD: Vivienne Westwood Bidet, I mean Boudoir.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 6 November 2013

    Insolence EdP
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 5 November 2013

    French Cancan extrait.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Good Morning Vintage Fans and I am really loving the new old format (NOF)....Also loving a Maison Caron synch. Right now I am wearing Nina Ricci Farouche vintage parfum 21112...but I will be joinging...
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    Re: Caline, Jean Patou ~ Wonderful Drydown

    21076 This is such a well-kept secret. I just found a few vintage bottles on line, and I am sort of speechless. A mossy slightly iris and incredibly tasteful green powdery chypre. Sigh Right now I am...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 31 October 2013.

    21072 Many Thanks to Le Mouchoir de Monsieur for introducing me to the most gorgeous green chypre ever. Jean Patou Caline Adore Adore Adore. Happy Halloween Fragrant Goddesses! A big shout out to...
  31. Thread: Off Topic

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    Re: Off Topic

    I agree. There are so many places on the internet to go off on tangents; it shows good taste and focus that BN would direct that type of thing elsewhere. Bravo.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 30 October 2013

    Good Morning Diamond Water by JAR

    Love the old format! Djedi this evening possibly. But the photos post upside down hmmmm.
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    Re: SotD: Friday 3rd May, '13

    http://camayvonfurstenberg.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/sweethonesty75.jpg
  34. Re: Mini sample pass, JM Osmanthus Blossom, USA only

    Can anyone compare this one to The Different Company one?
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Thanks TWOLF, Not my poem. I found it on a blog. But it really sums up the feeling. Gorgeous weather here! I just went out for a walk and spritzed a little of the 1999 on (I bought a backup of that...
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday 01.May.2013

    Happy May Day Labor Day La Fete du Muguet. I couldn't bear to pop the cork on Muguet 2013 and then go to work, it will have to be opened tonight. Vintage Diorissimo is another magnificent one, sigh....
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    I have a bottle on my shelf waiting until I get home from work for the first whiff. Heaven.
  38. Happy May Day! I have a bottle of this but it's...

    Happy May Day! I have a bottle of this but it's sitting on my shelf until I get home from work. :(
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Well, let's get this party started.


    Je vous offre un brin de muguet.


    Juste un petit brin de muguet avec ses clochettes,
    Un petit peu d'amitié et beaucoup de bonheur
    C'est ce que veut vous...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    The teeny one in the middle is actually an original tester from around 1974. 1000 was never available for sale in the bottle, I don't think.
  41. Re: Article: Guerlain Muguet 2013: ‘One day, one bottle, one fragrance’

    :happy:
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    ^^^I think so too. Really airy and blustery. 1999 is incredibly good too. In a more suffocating and thick style.
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    It is Parfum. And that little bottle is heavenly. But vintage Diorissimo is a bit like vintage Joy, lots of batch variation and lots of bottles are turned and smell like paint thinner etc. Is hard as...
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    Re: A Question Of Memory Past.

    I remember reading a review somewhere that Nuit de Noel is sort of like Habanita Light, and I can see that. Do you LOVE Habanita EdT.
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Thank you!!!Carillon Pour un Ange by Tauer and I got off on the wrong foot when I ordered a sample and the vial broke in the mail. I couldn't really get into it, sort of off smelling to me. But I do...
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Sounds gorgeous! I grew up with them in my yard! The real ones are strong, and so lovely. But so delicate they cannot be distilled. :engel017:
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Can't wait to smell this one. I don't usually hang with the collectors especially the Guerlain collectors, but the Muguet is always irresistible to me. A spring tradition in a world with ever fewer...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

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    My stash and I have a few more since I took this photo.
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    Thanks for keeping the good stuff on the radar, Brian. As usual a very thought provoking post. And thanks to all the contributors!
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    if we do another meet up I might bring some vintage parfums de Nina Ricci, my teensy sample of The Party in Manhattan, what else? Asrar Attar by Amouage. What fragrance are you referring to Red?
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    I spent quite a while staring at them back and forth trying to find some small difference, amd found almost none, identical twins really are quite amazing.
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Also, Hobbes A and Hobbes B are even MORE identical and of course handsome in person. Which Hobbes is which? They lent the evening an almost surreal quality.
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Does anyone know the notes of Secraction? I was so busy trying to detect the smell of urine, that I didn't even smell, completely bypassed the fragrance itself.
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Djedi (the reissue is what we smelled) is a seamless vetiver / leather, almost a bit delicate. Restrained but sexy. Very dry. Did someone mention a marigold note, or was that another scent? A scent...
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Does anyone know if you can or how to multi-Skype with several people?
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Such a lovely night! And a wonderful generous host. My favorite scent of the evening was that funky Musc Tonkin. Get it while you can if you are BRAVE. Other highlights were the Slumberhouse full...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 15th December 2012

    Musc Ravageur Oil this AM; over sprayed with Musc Tonkin this evening
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    Re: Mona di Orio Oud and Guerlain Jicky Parfum

    It is so funny to fimd this thread, as I thought this similarity must be my imagination, but at least one other person has noticed it. There is a surprising resemblance, to me as well, and I love...
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    Re: Vive les ringardes!

    Wait how did I end up on the nerds? Even now, as I wear Fermes Tes Yeux by Jar. Many bottles to discuss as well...including the bottles I want put in the casket with me when I am buried. Or...
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    Re: Vive les ringardes!

    I would like to be perpetually escorted by someone wearing the goat leggings, weather permitting. Barring that, I do probably belong in the Renegades. But Rubegon in Euro-manpris, I am not sure I can...
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    Re: Vive les ringardes!

    A romper suit is a one-piece garment worn by children and sometimes women. Somewhat similar to a coverall, it is loose fitting and usually has shorter legs that may be gathered at the end. Puffed...
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    Re: Vive les ringardes!

    http://all4manpris.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/rafael-manpris.jpg

    See, if Rafa Nadal can wear them, anybody can!
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    Re: Vive les ringardes!

    Let me just add 3 words to mull over: rompers, acrylic nails.
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    Re: Vive les ringardes!

    I am still wearing the Fendi sunglasses I found in the surf in Bermuda. But I do have transition lenses in my regular Paul Smith glasses so that I can see in the sun. Just chiming in to thank...
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    Re: Vive les ringardes!

    I am not sure you can say "Vives les Ringardes" and BE a ringarde at the same time. But I promise I will get a hideous spray tan and cornrow braids, if you let me come on this trip. Also. I think...
  66. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    I would make a point of getting to a 2013 or 2014 London or Paris meet- up! I would love to meet Eurozoners, as well!
  67. Thread: Ix o1

    by Fleurine
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    Re: Ix o1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahJ6Kh8klM4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
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    Re: Cacharel Loulou

    ^^^No I love the bottle too. Anyone have the parfum? Curious about that one! I just bought Anais Anais in parfum.
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    guerlain cherry blossom edt
  70. Thread: Goutal-o-rama

    by Fleurine
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    Re: Goutal-o-rama

    You guys, I need to back out of this. Work schedule too crazy...please start with the next person on the list. Thanks!
  71. Thread: Ix o1

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    Re: Ix o1

    Rayon. silk and rayon. except silk is non-vegan, so rayon it is. Kindness for me is a grey, holey, torn, crewneck rayon sweater like the ones that Neo, Trinity, and crew wear once they get out of The...
  72. Thread: Ix o1

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    Re: Ix o1

    Can we start pulling out the leather and cashmere yet? And what about Wolford tights? I wish I could get a warm snugly feeling about Fall, but I really love the long days of summer...

    - - -...
  73. Re: Orange lovers: Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs / Cartier Essence d' Orange

    okay Houbigant 2012 vs L'Artisan 2007

    First Impressions

    2 sprays each R and L forearm

    Houbigant

    Head notes: orange blossom, rose absolute, Egyptian jasmine absolute
    Heart notes:...
  74. Re: Orange lovers: Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs / Cartier Essence d' Orange

    Not to my nose, no. I like this one. But I love the Lutens so maybe you might pick up something I don't.
    FBW to me, but then again I have a looooot of FB's. Now I am thinking about the parfum. To me...
  75. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I thought my whole wardrobe was going to be up here but it isn't...I have a FB of this one...so take it FWIW...Breath of God

    I have a few bottles of things that I sort of don't like...but for some...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 31 August 2012

    Good Morning Fellow Life Forms:

    French Cancan Caron

    I will join you in an Amouage rose later...
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    Re: Floral "clean incense" perfumes

    Anais Anais
    Gris Clair
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, 29 August, 2012

    Housemates with Jon Rodgers in MFK APOM Pour Femme
  79. Re: Delicate, complex, sophisticated...your opinions, please

    Vimtage Je Reviens, I think that is the zenith of this genre.
  80. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    Well first of all you bought a cool thing, and second of all, I don't know what it is either. But I like it. Can you smell it through the bottle? Is it evaporated at all. Now you have me curious as...
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    Re: Jarling- oh my!

    I have a FB of this, to me it bears a resemblance to En Passant (lilac and heliotrope-and sweet)...Maybe you got, hmmm...Shadow? Jardenia? Anyway, good luck sorting it out.
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Formulations

    Thanks for trying to help and for reminding me to open it, and not just admire it from afar. Truly,
    I hate opening bottles like this, it just feels so decadent and wrong. But they won't last...
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Formulations

    Me neither, the writing on the bottom is so miniscule...but here is a link to the photos:
    ...
  84. Re: Orange lovers: Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs / Cartier Essence d' Orange

    Has anyone smelled the Houbigant scent in Parfum?
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Formulations

    Does anyone here know how to read the labels in the bottom?
    I just got one of these in the mail today, that I BIN'ed on Ebay. I thought it was going to be 7.5ml because it was very small in the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, 22 August 2012

    Guerlain Muguet 1999, I finally opened it.

    Now this is muguet>>>
    http://www.trenditude.fr/IMG/jpg/Guerlain-Muguet-2.jpg
  87. Re: Guerlain Liu and Guerlain Vega: your advice, please

    Well that's good news. This is the email I got.

    Hello --------,

    You are correct ! On my new order form is says Lui is being discontinued...that must be the reason my orders have been so...
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 21st August 2012

    joining in late...synching up with everyone wearing Patou Mille/1000
  89. Thread: Goutal-o-rama

    by Fleurine
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    Re: Goutal-o-rama

    Can I join you? I can add a few vials myself including Le Muguet, Neroli, Chevrefeuille, and the one that just arrived today...Rose Splendide?
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    Re: Today I bought

    We are not only scent twins but ebay twins! I bought vintage Shalimar parfum on ebay.
  91. Re: Guerlain Liu and Guerlain Vega: your advice, please

    I just heard last week from the mgr of Guerlain in Las Vegas that Liu is officially 86ed, D/C ed, or otherwise slated for destruction...so add that to the pile along with Sous Le Vent and Vetiver...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    Le MdM- I popped open that little BNIB sealed jade 7.5ml flaconette two weeks ago together with BrianChambers and KevinGuyer from BN. My first thought was, literally, "I have to start hoarding this."...
  93. Re: Delicate, complex, sophisticated...your opinions, please

    I think almost all the vintage Nina Ricci's would qualify, especially Capricci, L'Air du Temps, and Farouche. Let me think about this one...
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    Re: Scents Similar to Dior Addict

    1+ YSL Cinema
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    It would be great. There are probably 1000 restricted ingredients in the formula I bet. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    What baffles me about 1000 is that it is from 1972, somehow it feels like it is much older. Why did 1000 die so young?
  97. Re: RAVE (No Rants!): Come on and gush about your latest perfume crush.

    YOU TOO??? I have also been canoodling with Sous Le Vent this summer.
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    Re: Sotd: Friday, August 17, 2012

    Friday Night Laundry in Sous Le Vent! Then the weekend can start...Happy B-Day Evangeline!
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, August 16, 2012

    (((Ineespenes)))^^^I have been in your shoes! More times than I care to admit. Things will get better, maybe it doesn't feel like that right now, but they will. And someday you will look back on this...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, August 16, 2012

    ^^^I had a slow motion love scene with Chanel Coco myself a few weeks ago at Nordstroms. At first I thought their tester was just way better than my bottle, but then I went home and smelled my...
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